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Bike ride to raise funds for scholarships

The Cody Allen Trim Scholarship Bike Ride fundraiser will take place on July 31 at the New Kensington Eagles, 2134 Freeport Road.

Registration will be at 11 a.m. and kick-off will be at noon. The cost is $15 per passenger and $10 per passenger. There will be food, drinks, a cash bar, a corn hole tournament, a silent auction and a balloon release.

Proceeds benefit scholarships awarded annually to area senior graduates.


Volunteers wanted at Allegheny Valley Hospital

Allegheny Valley Hospital, Harrison is seeking volunteers for its Surgical Service Unit Reception Team.

Volunteers will greet patients and their families upon arrival and serve as a communication link between them and the surgeons and nursing staff. A minimum of four hours per week is required and volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

To volunteer your time, contact Kimberly Giovannelli at 724-226-7370, [email protected] or ahn.org/about/volunteering/opportunities.html.


Drag queen bingo to help a cancer patient

A drag queen bingo to benefit cancer patient Kevin Coudriet will be held at 4 p.m. on August 6 at the Brackenridge American Legion, 845 First Ave.

Doors will open at 2 p.m. The cost is $35 and includes food. Additional packages and daubers will be sold and there will be cash bar, refreshments, small games of chance, silent auction and 50/50.

For tickets, call 724-814-0180.


Calendar

Apollo

Today: Apollo Hose Company No. 2 will be hosting a Fish Fry in July from 4-7 p.m. at the Fire Station, 327 N. Fourth St. Dine in or takeout. Menu: Beer-Breaded Baked Fish Dinners, $15, include fries, one hot side and one cold side, sweet tea or lemonade and dessert, while supplies last; whole chicken wings, shrimp, fries, macaroni and cheese, haluski, applesauce, coleslaw and more. Details: 724-478-4831.

Bethel

July 30: The Crooked Creek Outdoor Discovery Center will be offering a workshop with the traveling greenhouse to make a macrame air plant capsule at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the center, 142 Kerr Road. Choose either session. Cost: $25, includes all materials, air plant, care instructions, and misting bottle. Reservations required. Reservations: tinyurl.com/3j2efz5m.

Brackenridge

Sunday: Sons of the American Legion will serve an all-you-can-eat community breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon at the American Legion, 845 E. First Ave. Cost: $8; under 12, $5.

East Franklin

August 3: Harvest Church will host a free dinner and pep night at 6:30 p.m. for teachers as they prepare to start the new school year at the church, 143 Reed Road. Reservations required. Reservations: moissonpa.org/events.

Freeport

September 17 and 18: Freeport Renaissance Association is accepting vendor applications for the annual Riverside September event. Hours: 12-8 p.m. Sept. 17 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 18 Art, food, and business vendors welcome. Details: freeportcommunity.com or [email protected]

Harrisson

Monday: The Natrona Comes Together Free Children’s Playground Summer Program will feature a free craft program at 12:30 p.m. at the Natrona Park Pavilion.

Monday: The Allegheny Valley Community Library’s Outside the Lines Adult Craft Club will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. The group project will be beach and ocean themed rock painting. Join the group project or bring your own. Welcome new members of all levels. Reservations and list of supplies: Alleghenyvalleylibrary.org or 724-226-3491.

July 25 to 29: Harvest Church will host a holiday Bible school, “Kidzfest Australia”, for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade from 6-7:30 p.m. at the church, 1207 Pacific Ave., Natrona Heights. Registration: moissonpa.org/events. Details: 724-548-5643.

Wednesday : The Allegheny Valley Community Library’s Kitchen Sink Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. The selection will be “A Long Petal of the Sea”, by Isabel Allende. Online participation available. Reservations required. Reservations: AlleghenyValleyLibrary.org.

July 31 : A scholarship to benefit the Robin’s Home charity which helps low-income female veterans and their children will be held at Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 1 p.m. Cost: $35 in advance; $40 at the door; includes lunch. There will be a cash bar, break open tickets, silent auction, table selection and raffles. Tickets: 724-904-7649.

August 1 to 5: Guardian Angel Parish will have a Vacation Bible School, “Monumental,” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for children in kindergarten through sixth grade at Patterson Hall Parish, 800 Montana Ave., Natrona Heights. Volunteers welcome. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-226-4900 or [email protected]

Kittanning

Sundays and Thursdays: The Armstrong County Historical Museum, 330 N. McKean St., will be open from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Other hours available by appointment. Free parking available behind the museum via the North Grant Avenue entrance. Details: 724-548-5707 or [email protected]

Leechburg

Monday: The Leechburg Volunteer Fire Company will hold bingo at 7 p.m. at the fire station, 268 Canal Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Lower Burrell

Today: The Lower Burrell Farmers Market, 2800 Bethel St., will celebrate Christmas in July from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be photos with Santa Claus, special Christmas products from vendors, cookie decorations and ornaments for children, as well as lights and decorations. Lions brooms will be available.

Today: Bingo lunch will be held at 1 p.m. at Moose, 499 Reimer St. Doors open at 11 a.m. Admission includes lunch at 12:30 p.m., 15 games winning $20 each; four specials that win $30 each; and an unmissable $100 jackpot. Details: 724-335-4131.

Today: Peoples Library will host a free Oceans of Possibilities magic show with Steve Haberman at 11 a.m. at the library, 3052 Wachter Ave. No reservation required.

July 25 to 29: Bethel United Methodist Church, 150 Alder St., will have a vacation Bible school, “Rocky Railway,” from 9:30 a.m. to noon for children ages 4 through those who have completed fifth grade. Donations will be accepted. Reservations: bethelumc.us.

July 31 : A take-out spaghetti dinner will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Moose, 499 Reimer Street. Menu: spaghetti, salad and roll, $8.

Manor

July 31 : Armstrong Community Theater will sponsor a Rubber Ducky Derby at noon at Falcon Park, 2169 State Route 66. Cost: $5, includes a duck and picnic. Covered dishes welcome. Prizes will be awarded. Bring a lawn chair and your favorite outdoor game. Tickets: available from theater members; and Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Children’s Musical at the Casino Theater in Vandergrift.

New Kensington

Today and Tuesday: The Community Clothes Closet, 1129 Kenneth Ave., will be open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Items available include clothing for all family members, shoes and linens. New customers receive 15 free items. Donations of summer clothing accepted during opening hours.

21st of August : Sponsors are being sought for a planned homecoming party at the Lost Dreams Awakening Recovery Center, 408 Eighth St., Rear. Details: Ronel, 412-219-8313 or Laurie, 724-594-7903.

Oakmont/Frazer

Until August 31: Panera Bread Café will donate a portion of the sales from every bag of Frozen Agave Lemonade, Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, Lemon Cookie and Lemonade sold to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a cancer charity pediatrics which funds cancer treatment and research. Donations will also be accepted. Participating stores include Pittsburgh Mills Mall, Frazer and Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont.

O’Hara

August 6: A drag queen bingo featuring Divine Divas to benefit Guyasuta Youth Football will be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Comfort Inn RIDC, 180 Gamma Drive. Doors open at 4 p.m. Admission: $25. Must be at least 18 years old to attend. Food and drinks will be sold. Tickets: tinyurl.com/mvec3ncw.

Parks

Sunday: The Parks Township Sportsman’s Club will host a country music night from 5-8 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. Bring your favorite string instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. Public reception. Details: 724-845-2390.

Rayburn

August 13: A cash back benefit for Rory Ridge Horse Rescue will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Rayburn Volunteer Fire Department, 102 Water Tower Road. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Cost: $20, includes food and beverages. There will be band tickets, a basket raffle and 50/50. Winners do not need to be present. Tickets: 724-859-1972 or [email protected]

Springdale

Monday: The Springdale Free Public Library’s Sherlock Holmes Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729

Taranto

Today: The clothes closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details: 724-224-9220.

Sunday: BridgePoint Church will have a service from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Riverview Memorial Park, First Avenue, Tarentum. There will be a lesson and a craft for the children. Bring a covered dish to share during the picnic that will take place afterwards. Free food baskets will be distributed. Details: 724-671-7580.

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

Sept. 8 to 10: Summit Hose Co. is accepting applications from artisans and suppliers for its fall festival. No food vendors, please. Details: Tami Sudy, 878-302-5367 or [email protected]

Upper Burrell

August 28: Sky View Radio Society is accepting reservations for flea market tailgating spaces at its Swap N’ Shop Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon at the society’s grounds, 2335 Turkey Ridge Road. Cost: $5 per space. Reservations and details: John Italiano, 724-339-3821.

western deer

July 31 : Cub Scout Pack 965 will be sponsoring a free bike rodeo from 1-3 p.m. in the Deer Lakes Middle School parking lot. Bring your bike and helmet. Snacks and refreshments will be served. The event is aimed at children 12 and under, but everyone is welcome. Trek Bicycle, West Deer Police and West Deer EMS will be on site. Registration required to receive a goodie bag. Registration: tinyurl.com/yc5bp2wr.

August 11: West Deer Dog Shelter is accepting orders for a John Marshall Catering hoagie sale. Cost: $10, for a turkey or an Italian hoagie. Order deadline: July 29. Pickup: 5-7 p.m. August 11 at the West Deer Municipal Building, 109 East Union Road. Orders: Marleen, 412-709-0978 or [email protected]