The Stroller, Nov. 15, 2020: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley – TribLIVE

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Free online science, technology program for middle school students offered

Penn State New Kensington will offer the COMETS program, a free science, technology, engineering and math program for students in sixth through eighth grade online Saturdays beginning Dec. 2.

Students will participate in one-hour virtual workshops and virtual field trips on Saturday mornings.

For a complete schedule and to register, email, call 724-334-6011 or visit

Harrison church to offer grief support session

Christ Our Hope Anglican Church, Harrison, will offer, “Surviving the Holidays,” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the church, 926 Painter Ave., Natrona Heights. An online option is also available.

If you or someone you know is coping with the loss of a loved one, holidays and special events can be difficult.

Reservations are required. For reservations, call 724-895-3105 or email

Burtner House Christmas tree ornaments now available

Burtner House Restoration Society Christmas tree ornaments are now available at the Wellness Center, 1616 Broadview Blvd., The Hairdressers, 2207 Freeport Road, and Danielle’s Hair Salon, 2216 Freeport Road, all in Harrison, and Diamond Antiques and Gifts, 311 E. Sixth Ave., Tarentum.

Ornaments are brass with a gold finish and have an image of the house and a Christmas tree with a bicentennial banner and cost $22. Proceeds benefit the Restoration Society.


Allegheny Valley School District

Tuesday: Allegheny Valley School Board will conduct the regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the Springdale Jr.-Sr. High School Marshall Auditorium, 501 Butler Road. A live online link to attend virtually will posted on the district website:

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Dec. 12: Reservations are being accepted for a vendor fair planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. James Church Parish Center, 109 Owens View Ave. Table cost: $20 with electricity; $15 without electricity. Face masks and social distancing required. Registration and details: Linda, 724-882-8776

Burrell School District

Tuesday: Burrell School Board will conduct the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. online. Access information:

Deer Lakes School District

Tuesday: Deer Lakes School Board will conduct the regular meeting at 7 p.m. online at Access information:


Today: The Alle-Kiski Valley Historical Society Flea-Tique will be from dawn to noon at the Bull Creek Tour-Ed Mine site, off Bull Creek Road. Rain or shine. This will be the last event of the season. No pets permitted. CDC guidelines will be observed. Spaces: $30 per month. Vendors may set up beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Toys and monetary donations will be accepted for Toys for Tots. Parking: $3. Details:


Nov. 24: An American Red Cross Blood community blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Gilpin Volunteer Fire Department social hall, 113 Fire Hall Road. Appointments: 800-733-2767 or visit and use sponsor code GTVFD


Monday: Allegheny Family Network Circle of Parents support group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Natrona Heights center and online the first and third Monday of the month. Free childcare available. Registration required. Registration: Christa, 724-759-9313

Tuesday: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will present a virtual encore performance of the Who Knew? program, “Winterizing Your Garden,” at 6 p.m. online. Registration required. Registration: 724-226-3491

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Tuesday: Burtner House Restoration Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Harrison Municipal Building, 1 Municipal Drive.

Thursday: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will offer free a program, “Magic Tree House Adventures,” for children in first through fourth grade at 4:30 p.m. online at This month’s book will be, “Thanksgiving On Thursday.” Registration required. An activity and craft packet can be scheduled for pickup. Registration: 724-226-3491

Kiski Area School District

Monday: Kiski Area School Board will conduct the regular meeting at 7 p.m. online. Access information: call 724-842-0457 or email by 11 a.m. Monday

Lower Burrell 

Monday: Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the post, 1601 Wildlife Lodge Road. Plans for the Christmas party will be discussed, and dues are payable at this time.

Wednesday: The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary is collecting non-perishable food for the Salvation Army through Nov. 18 at the post, 1601 Wildlife Lodge Road. A donation container is in the post canteen.

New Kensington

Monday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Monday. Face masks required, and a maximum of 25 people can be in the store at one time. Donations welcome only during operating hours.

Monday: New Kensington Council will conduct the regular council meeting at 7 p.m. online at Details: 724-337-4523


Monday: Oakmont Council will meet at 7 p.m. at the municipal building, 767 Fifth St. Details: 412-828-3232


Today: Parks Township Sportsman’s Club will host a Music Night from 7 to 10 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. Bring your favorite stringed instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. Members and guests welcome. Details: 724-845-2390

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Plum School District

Tuesday: Plum School Board will conduct a combined meeting at 7 p.m. in the high school library, 900 Elicker Road.


Tuesday: Allegheny Valley chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 8 a.m. at the Gold Shield building, 817 Main St. Virtual attendance also available. Those attending can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Reservations required. Reservations and sign on information: Susan Kinger, 412-782-4848 or


Tuesday: Tarentum Planning Commission will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. in the borough building, 318 Second Ave., to review, discuss and take public comment on the proposed multi-municipal comprehensive plan.

Westmoreland County

Tuesday: Westmoreland County Right to Education Local Task Force will meet online from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The topic will be, “Transition to Kindergarten.” Details:


Cancellations and changes 


All activities at Burtner House are canceled through the end of the year.

Lower Burrell 

The St. Margaret Mary Parish nut and apricot roll sale is canceled.


Oakmont Hometown Christmas and Parade are canceled


The annual Saxonburg Holiday Parade sponsored by the Saxonburg Area Business Association is canceled.


The annual joint Christmas Parade with Brackenridge is canceled.


Christopher’s Light children’s charity has canceled the annual children’s Christmas party. 

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