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Cash bash to benefit Animal Protectors

Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley will sponsor a Cash Bash Nov. 13 at the Comfort Inn & Suites, RIDC Park, O’Hara.

Doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance; $35 at the door, and include dinner, desserts, beer and a chance to win over $5,000 in cash prizes. There will also be a basket raffle and games of chance. Winners need not be present.

For tickets, visit Animalprotectors.net.

To donate a basket for the raffle, email vdesanto@amimalprotectors.net.


Pajamas, slippers and socks requested by HOPE Center

The Alle-Kiski HOPE Center is seeking donations of new men’s and women’s pajamas and slippers and women’s socks.

All sizes are needed. Donations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays at the administration office, 500 E. Eighth Ave., Tarentum. If you are ordering online, request delivery to this address. For details, call 724-224-1100.


Calendar

Apollo

Oct. 30: A Halloween Bingo will be at 8 p.m. at Apollo Hose Company No. 2, 325 N. Fourth St. Doors open at 6 p.m. and food will be served at 7. Cost: $40, includes game packet, dauber, food, pop, games and music. Tickets: apollohosecompany2.square.site or after 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the firehall. Details: 724-549-1601 or shelbymiller80@gmail.com

Arnold

Today: The Tomb, formerly known as Sheep Coffeehouse, 1821 Fifth Ave., will have fellowship at 7:30 p.m. Free Lunch with Us is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Details: 724-339-8888

Today: A stuffed chicken breast dinner will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1721 Victoria Ave. Cost: $10. Dine in or takeout. Details and orders: 724-335-0101

Bethel

Sunday: Kelly Station Sportsman’s Club will host a lucky turkey shotgun shoot from 1 to 3 p.m. at the club, 657 Logansport Road. Winners of each round will receive a turkey, ham or special prize. Ten rounds are shot from 30 yards for $3 per round. Limited to .12- and .20-gauge shotguns, the club will provide the shells. Food and drinks will be sold, and tours of the club and membership information will be available.

Brackenridge

Oct. 23: Pioneer Hose Co. Auxiliary will sponsor a designer purse bingo at 1 p.m. at the firehall, 124 Morgan St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Cost: $25, includes 15 games, light lunch and a beverage. There will be five specials, door prizes, a basket raffle and 50/50. Tickets: Tammy, 724-681-0533

Fawn

Sunday: The Alle-Kiski Valley Historical Society’s last Flea-Tique antique and collectible show of the season will be from daybreak to 1 p.m. at the Bull Creek Tour-Ed Mine site, off Bull Creek Road. Rain or shine. No pets permitted. Spaces: $30 per month. Customer parking: $3. Details: fleatique82@gmail.com or 724-224-0178

Oct. 23: A free introduction to fly fishing class will be offered at 1 p.m. at Millerstown United Methodist Church, 2830 Thompson Road. Must be at least 12 years old. Other classes will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. Details: Greg Mix, 724-882-0940

Freeport

Oct. 25: St. Mary, Mother of God Church will host a fall Game and Card Social from 6:30 to 10 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 610 High St. Cost: $10, includes salad buffet and refreshments. There will be door and table prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Men welcome. Reservations and details: Carol, 724-316-1204

Gilpin  

Today: Christ the King Church, 125 Park Road, will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission.

Sunday: Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department is accepting orders for a stuffed cabbage sale. Cost: $2 each. Pickup: drive-thru at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Orders required. Orders: 724-845-7200, leave a message

Harrison

Today: Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars will host an Oktoberfest from 1 to 7 p.m. at the post, 894 Veterans Lane. There will be music by the Jack Tady Bears Polka Band, German food and beer, kettle corn, a German costume contest and a pumpkin carving contest. Free admission.

Today: Building Block of Natrona will host its free Veggies for All and Cosmetics Closet outreach for residents in need at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 28 Garfield St., Natrona. Do not arrive before 12:45 p.m. Free produce and personal care and hygiene products will be distributed until supplies run out. No income verification required. Everyone welcome. Masks required.

Sunday: Calvary Baptist Church, 1207 Pacific Ave., will have its service at 11 a.m. Sundays beginning this week. Details: 724-224-2880

Oct. 27: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will offer an in-person program, “Let’s Draw Monsters,” with cartoonist Rick Stromoski at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Suitable for children in second through seventh grade. Reservations required. Reservations: alleghenyvalleylibrary.org

Nov. 6: Highlands Marching Band is seeking vendors for a fall craft show. Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applications: hvmubcraftshow@gmail.com

Kiski Township

Oct. 23: Kiski Township Fire Department is seeking vendors for its Fall Fest. There will be a vendor show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., food trucks from noon to 8 p.m. and a meet-and-greet with fire, EMS and police personnel from 2 to 6 p.m. Details: Morgan, 724-466-2812, or Tracy, 724-681-6665

Nov. 24: Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Company is accepting orders for pies and pumpkin rolls from The Pie Shoppe in Laughlintown. Varieties: chocolate meringue, coconut meringue, lemon meringue, apple, Dutch apple, blackberry, wild blueberry, razzleberry, cherry, peach, raisin, harvest and pumpkin pies, and pumpkin rolls, all $10. Paid order deadline: Nov. 13. Pick-up: Nov. 24. Orders: Morgan, 724-466-2812

Indiana Township

Sunday: Allegheny County Parks Department will host a campfire ghost story event at 7 p.m. in the Hartwood Acres stables. Listen to spooky stories and songs by the glow of a roaring campfire. Wear a costume for a chance to win a prize. Face masks required. Registration required. Registration: visit the parks section at alleghenycounty.us

Kittanning

Sunday: The Armstrong County Historical Museum, 300 N. McKean St., will present a free program, “The Trolleys of Armstrong County,” with author Dennis Cramer at 1:30 p.m. at the museum. Topics will include the K&L Line that ran through Kittanning and Ford City and the P&AV Line that was between Apollo and Leechburg along the Kiski River. Free parking is available behind the building via the North Grant Avenue entrance. Details: 724-548-5707

Leechburg

Today: The Clothing Closet at First Lutheran Church, 358 Main St., will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All items are 20 cents each. Customers should wear a face mask and bring a bag. Clothing donations welcome.

Monday: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will host bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 268 Canal St. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Oct. 23: A spaghetti dinner to benefit Leechburg Public Library will be from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Mirror Room of the Marconi Club, 135 River Ave. Menu: spaghetti, salad and bread, $8. There will be a bake sale, a cash bar and 50/50 raffle. Tickets: stop in at the library, 137 Market St., or Coco Coffee House. Details: 724-238-0080

Oct. 24: First Lutheran Church, 358 Main St., will offer the GriefShare program, “Surviving the Holidays,” at 2 p.m. in the church social hall. Details: 724-845-7518

Oct. 24: A purse bash sponsored by the Leechburg-Gilpin Lions Club will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Marconi Club, 135 River Ave. Doors open at noon and there will be side raffles. Admission: $20, includes food, beer and beverages. Must be 21 to attend. Tickets: 724-448-1052

Nov. 6: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor a gun and cash bash from noon to 5 p.m. at the truck building, 268 Canal St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Must be 21 to attend. Cost: $20, includes food, music and refreshments. Winners need not be present. Tickets: Doug, 724-448-2844 or the fire hall, 724-845-1684

Dec. 11 and 12: Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company is seeking crafters and vendors for a Christmas craft show set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the firehall, 268 Canal St. Cost: $30 for an 8-foot table with two chairs for one day; or $50 for both days. Details: Melissa, 724-332-9090 or allermelissa@comcast.net or Shay, 724-596-2858

Lower Burrell

Today: The Lower Burrell Farmers Market will celebrate the final market of the season with an Oktoberfest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the municipal building, 2800 Schreiber St. The Lions Club will sell brooms. There will be free hot dogs and popcorn, music, face painting, tattoos and crafts.

Today: A luncheon bingo will be at 12:30 p.m. at the Moose, 499 Reimer St. Doors open at 11 a.m. Admission includes lunch, 15 games win $20 each; four specials win $30 each; and a $100 must-go jackpot. Bring a dauber. Details: 724-335-4131

Today: The Veterans of Foreign Wars will feature Jukebox Johnny from 8 to 11 p.m. at the post. Members and three guests welcome.

Today: Katy Bastline will host a bake sale and 50/50 raffle to benefit New Kensington Police K9 Max from 1 to 4 p.m. at Mogie’s Magill Grill, 3210 Leechburg Road.

Monday: Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the post, Wildlife Lodge Road.

New Kensington 

Today and Monday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and offers clothing for all members of the family, uniforms for students at Mary Queen of Apostles School, shoes, purses, household items, linens and blankets. Visit the new home store. First-time customers receive 15 free items. Donations accepted during open hours only. Take a free chance on a monthly basket raffle.

Today: Peoples Library will host a Teen and Tween Hangout from 1 to 3 p.m. in the library courtyard, 880 Barnes St. Create sidewalk chalk art, share some poems, play board games and pick up a goodie bag. Details: 724-339-1021

Today: St. John the Baptist Orthodox Catholic Church, 150 Elmtree Road, will have a drive-thru Slavic Food Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the church. Menu: stuffed cabbage, two for $6, four for $12 or six for $16; hot sausage, kielbasa sandwiches, haluski, pies and nut rolls. Details: 724-337-8162

Monday: A flu shot clinic will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Alle-Kiski Valley Center for Active Adults, 1039 Third Ave. Details: 724-335-8597

Wednesday New Kensington Arts Center will sponsor a paint party with Cezanne from 6 to 8 p.m. at the center, 950 Fifth Ave. Cost: $45; members, $40. Group rates available. Proceeds benefit the arts center. Details: info@nkartscenter.org

Nov. 13: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley is seeking gift card and basket raffle donations for the annual cash bash set for 4 p.m. at the Comfort Inn & Suites, RIDC Park. Details: vdesanto@animalprotectors.net 

Parks

Sunday: Parks Township Sportsman’s Club will host a Music Night for members and guests from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. Bring your favorite stringed instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. Details: 724-845-2390

Plum

Monday: Unity Golden Age Club Inc. will meet at noon at Unity Community Church Café, 215 Unity Trestle Road. Bring a covered dish to share. Coffee and hot tea will be provided. The program will feature magician Chuck Caputo.

Saltsburg  

Nov. 24: Christopher’s Light is selling tickets for a lottery ticket raffle. Winner will receive $100 in Pa. Lottery scratch-off tickets and $150 in cash. Cost: $5 for four chances. The winning number will be the 7 p.m. Nov. 24 Pa. Pick 3. Christopher’s Light is a non-profit that provides clothing, support and educational services to children in Westmoreland, Indiana and Armstrong counties. Tickets: 724-448-1349

Saxonburg

Oct. 24: Booktoberfest, an event to benefit South Butler Community Library, will be at 4 p.m. at Saxonburg Firehall. There will be music by the Barons Lite German Band, beer, a German dinner, a basket raffle and 50/50. Cost: $75 per couple; $40 each. Tickets: Eventbrite.com, southbutlerlibrary.org or at the library

Springdale

Wednesday : Oakmont Paranormal Society will present a program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Springdale Free Public Library, 331 School St. Drake Bowan will be the speaker. Reservations required by Friday. Reservations: 724-274-9729

Monday: The Geraldine Yanni Science Club for children in fourth through sixth grade at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. Children will design a parachute for a spider and build a pumpkin tower. Space is limited. Registration required. Registration: 724-274-9729

Oct. 23: Springdale Free Public Library will host a Fall Party and Applefest for children of all ages and their families from 3 to 5 p.m. at the library. There will be applesauce, apple cider and pumpkin carving. Costumes welcome. Face masks and reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729

Nov. 13: A cash bash to benefit Springdale Volunteer Fire Department will be at the Springdale Veterans Association, 1151 Pittsburgh St. Doors open at 3 p.m. and the first drawing will be at 4. Must be 21 to attend. Cost: $20. Must present a ticket at the door to enter. Tickets: 724-274-5090

Tarentum

Today: The Clothing Closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A dollar breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to noon. Details: 724-224-9220

Sunday and Tuesday: Alcoholics Anonymous will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St. An opportunity for silent prayer will be at 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17: Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, 339 E. 10th Ave., will have its annual Christmas nut roll Sale. Varieties are nut, apricot and poppy seed. Cost: $12. Orders: Lynn, 724-717-8001, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Upper Burrell

Sunday: Upper Burrell Volunteer Fire Department will host its fifth annual turkey shoot from 10 a.m. to noon at the firehall, 4370 Seventh St. Road. Check-in will be at 9 a.m. Cost: $3 per shell provided by the fire department, .12-gauge shotguns only, 10 stations per round. Children age 12 to 15 welcome with parent. Visit UpperBurrellVFC115 on Facebook.

Ongoing: Upper Burrell Volunteer Fire Company is sponsoring a tip board to win a $15,000 store credit at Lojak’s Cycle Sales, Fawn. Cost: $50 per chance. The drawing will be conducted on Facebook and Instagram live when all tickets are sold. Tickets: send a message on the fire company Facebook page or click here.

Vandergrift

Today: Bingo will begin at 7 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 141 Sumner Ave. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Today: A drag queen bingo will be 5 p.m. at Vandergrift Volunteer Fire Hall No. 1, 278 Franklin Ave. There will be a silent auction, jackpot games, food, and strip tickets. BYOB. Must be 21 to attend. Cost: $20, includes eight games and a dauber. CDC guidelines will be observed. Tickets: Joann, 724-596-0076

Monday: Vandergrift Public Library will offer a Board Game Night for students in grades 6 to 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library. 128C Washington Ave. Play one of the library’s games or bring your own. Snacks will be served. Reservations encouraged. Reservations: 724-568-2212

Washington Township

Nov. 7: Space applications are being accepted for an auto parts swap meet set for 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Washington Township Volunteer Fire Co., 4078 Route 66. Cost: 12 x 24-foot space, $25; 12 x 48-foot space, $45; inside 32-foot space, $55. Vendor set up will begin at 11 p.m. Nov. 6. First come, first served. Items will include parts and accessories from anything automotive, classic, high performance, trucks, cars, motorcycles or boats. Reservations and details: 724-727-3079, leave a message

West Deer

Today: A Fall Festival will be from noon to 9:30 p.m. in Bairdford Park. There will be a DJ, food, crafters, carnival rides, hayrides, a balloon artist, face painting, a pie-eating contest and fireworks at 8:30 p.m.



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