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Freeport Theater Festival will open its season with comedy
The Freeport Theater Festival will present the comedy “The Curious Savage” at 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays July 8-24 at the Steele Family Farm off Route 356 on White Cloud Road in Allegheny Township.
For details and reservations, call 724-295-1934 or visit freeporttheatrefestival.org.
July 12: The Teen Book Club at Apollo Memorial Library will meet at 5 p.m. at the library, 219 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Students aged 13 to 18 are welcome. The selection will be “The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo. A copy of the book is free for attendees while supplies last. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-478-4214.
July 10: Table reservations are being accepted for a flea market scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arnold Volunteer Fire Company Social Room #2, 1702 Fifth Ave. Installation will begin at 6 a.m. Cost: $10 for two tables. Details: Jim Duncan, 724-754-7666.
July 14th : The Armstrong Nature Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek, 142 Kerr Road. The selection will be “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver. Reservations and masks required. Reservations and details: armstrongcenter.org/odc-events.
Wednesday: Al-Anon will meet at 8 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 847 10th Ave. The group offers help and hope to families and friends of alcoholics.
East of Vandergrift
Today: Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, 411 McKinley Ave., will have an outdoor mass at 11 a.m. on the church lawn. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. There is little shade in the area, so bring an umbrella or wear a hat or sunscreen. Ice cream sandwiches will be served afterwards. In case of rain, the event will take place in the church.
Town of Ford
July 16: Tickets are on sale for the Ford City Community Kennywood Picnic at Klingensmith Pharmacies in Ford City, Kittanning and West Kittanning. Cost: $28 for a FunDay pass. Passes can also be used on weekdays until August 19. An additional $10 fee will be charged to use tickets on weekends through August 19. Picnic day bus tickets are also available for $8. Details: 412-389-8366.
Saturday: Take-out chicken dinners will be sold from 4.30pm until supplies last at the Gilpin Volunteer Fire Company, 113 Firehall Road. Menu: baked chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, coleslaw, roll and dessert. $10. Orders: 724-845-7200.
Tuesday: The Natrona Comes Together Free Children’s Playground Summer Program will feature a reading program with crafts and games at noon at the Natrona Park Pavilion.
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.
Township of Kiski
Today: The Kiski Township Volunteer Fire Department will be sponsoring an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the fire station, 1037 Route 56. Menu: scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, hash browns, French toast , waffles, cookies and gravy, coffee and fruit juice. Cost: $11; 4 to 12 years old, $6.50; 2 and 3, $2; under 2 years old, free.
July 10: Team registrations are being accepted for the Shawn DesLauriers Bocce Tournament scheduled for noon at Club Marconi, River Avenue. Team fee: $300. There will be a raffle of baskets, food and a 50/50. Proceeds will be used to establish a scholarship in the name of DesLauriers. Details: Dan Swartz, [email protected]
July 12: First United Methodist Church, 251 Main Street, will be holding a Vitalant Community Blood Drive from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the church’s communion hall. Appointments recommended. Appointment : 412-209-7000 or visit donateblood.centralbloodbank.org and use group code G0110175.
July 13: The Leechburg Public Library Book Club will meet at 6pm at the Library, 139 Market St. The selection will be ‘The Midnight Library’, by Matt Haig. Welcome new members. Details: 724-236-0080.
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.
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.
July 17: The People’s Library is organizing a basket raffle to benefit the library. The baskets are on display at the New Kensington location, 880 Barnes St., and photographs of the baskets are available at the Lower Burrell Library, 3052 Wachter St. The draw will take place July 17. Cost: $5 each. Tickets: in both libraries.
Tuesdays : Remove the Books Sensibly (TOPS) meets at 6 p.m. at Oakmont United Methodist Church, 419 Maryland Ave. Monthly fee: $5; the first appointment is free. Details: [email protected]
July 31 : Reservations are being accepted for the Kerr Museum Victorian Bridal Luncheon scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at Oakmont Country Club. Hats and fascinators welcome. Cost: $75. Reservation required before July 22. Reservations: 412-826-9295.
Today: 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.
Tuesday: The Allegheny Valley Chapter of the Women’s Business Network will meet at 8 a.m. at 817 Main St. Attendees can learn how the group supports the success and growth of women in business. Reservations required. Reservations: Kelly Motter, 717-659-0323.
11 July : The Springdale Free Public Library will be sponsoring a bee program at 6 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. Nancy Thorne of the Western Pennsylvania Beekeepers Association will be the speaker and bring an observation hive. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.
Today 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.
Tuesday: A free outdoor storytime for children ages 3-5 will be held at noon near the water play area at Riverview Memorial Park, First Avenue. Bring a blanket or a chair. Sponsored by the Allegheny Valley Community Library. Time permits.
Wednesday: The Elks will be hosting bingo at 6:30 p.m. at the lodge, 219 E. Sixth Ave. The kitchen is open to the public from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Menu: elks644.org/elks-kitchen-1. Orders: 724-226-1644 before 8:15 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]
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.
Tuesday: The Vandergrift Public Library YoYos Needles Art group will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Library Reading Room, 128C. Washington Ave. Please note the new date and time. All skill levels are welcome. No reservation required. Details: 724-568-2212.
Tuesday: A food truck rally will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Nike Site Park, 4834 Gibsonia Road. Sponsored by the Township Parks and Recreation Board.