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Annual Shamrock Shuffle event planned in West Leechburg
The St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shuffle 5K and one-mile Fun Walk will begin at 10 a.m. March 18 at West Leechburg Fire Department Social Hall, 1116 Gosser St.
The course will run through the streets of West Leechburg and return to the fire hall. A virtual option is also available. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. Cost is $25 for the live 5K, and $20 for the live Family Walk and both virtual events.
Participants must register by Wednesday to be guaranteed a race t-shirt. Costumes are encouraged and leashed furry friends are welcome. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/PA/Leechburg/ShamShuffle. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For details, visit kvcares.com.
Flea market donations sought by Freeport Area Library
Freeport Area Library is accepting donations of seasonal décor, household items, small appliances, toys, games, jigsaw puzzles and vintage items for its upcoming flea market.
Donations are being accepted at the library during normal business hours. For more information, call 724-295-3616 or visit freeportlibrary.org.
Applications being accepted for Rotary scholarships
The Rotary Club of Leechburg will award community service scholarships to students living in the Leechburg and Kiski Area school districts who excel in community volunteerism and plan to further their postsecondary education.
Applicants must be seniors at Leechburg or Kiski Area high schools, or be home schooled, attend cyber school, private/parochial schools or full-day technical schools and live within one of these districts.
They must exemplify the spirit of Rotary and community volunteerism by way of their involvement, leadership and accomplishments in community projects throughout their high school career. The amount and number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the Rotary Club.
Applications may be obtained from school guidance counselors, at rotaryleechburg.org or by contacting Robert DiCola, chairman, at Dicola Insurance and Financial Agency, 146 Market St., Leechburg. Completed applications should be mailed or delivered to DiCola at the agency by March 31.
Today: Apollo Hose Co. No. 2 will have a special Saturday night bingo at 7 p.m. at the firehall, 325 N. Fourth St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Details: 724-478-4831.
May 20: Apollo Events Committee is accepting reservations from vendors and food trucks for its annual May Daze celebration set for noon to 6 p.m. in Apollo Plaza. Cost: vendors, $25; food trucks, $50. Flea market spaces are available for $10. Rain date: May 21.
March 19: Avonmore Public Library will sponsor a potluck dinner fundraiser at the Polish Club, 501 Indiana Ave. Admission: $5 plus a covered dish. Dishes must be arrive by 4 p.m. and be cooked and hot. Dinner will be at 5 p.m. and a silent auction will be afterward. Gift basket donations welcome. Reservations with the name of the covered dish you will bring required by March 1. Gift basket donation deadline: March 5. Reservations and donation information: Arleen Gordish, 724-697-4254.
March 4: The Outdoor Discovery Center at Crooked Creek, 142 Kerr Road, will offer a free program, “Wild About Teas,” at 1 p.m. at the center. Speaker Vince Curtis will discuss the history and varieties of tea from all around the world and there will be sampling. Cost: $10. Reservations required. Reservations and details: armstrongcenter.org/odc-events.
Today : The American Legion Auxiliary will sponsor a soup cook-off from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the post, 845 First Ave. Bring your best soup in a slow cooker or roaster by 12:30 p.m., and your recipe if you wish to share it. Soup will be sold as a fundraiser for the auxiliary, takeout or dine in. Prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m. to the top three soups, as voted by people sampling. Public welcome to sample, vote and purchase soup. Entrant registration required. Details and registration: Anita, 412-860-6351.
Sunday: Sons of the American Legion will serve an all-you-can-eat community breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon in the American Legion, 845 E. First Ave. Cost: $9; younger than 12, $6.
Sunday: A spaghetti dinner will be from 2 to 6 p.m. or until sold out at the White Star Club, 401 Shuster Drive. Dine-in or takeout. Menu: spaghetti, $12. Takeout orders: 724-295-2656.
Sunday and March 5: The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania will sponsor a pancake and maple program at 10 a.m. at Buffalo Creek Nature Park, 154 Monroe Road. Attend either session. Learn the process of making maple syrup and enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, fruit and maple syrup. Cost: $15; $12 for Audubon Society members. Reservations required. Reservations: 412-963-6100 or aswp.org/events/11966 .
March 2: Zion United Methodist Church will host a community blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. in the church Family Life Center, 438 Bear Creek Road. Appointments recommended. Bring ID. Appointments: 412-209-7000 or visit donateblood.centralbloodbank.org. Search for group code C664.
Mondays: Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 420 McKinley Ave., will have a rummage sale from noon to 3 p.m. at the church.
March 20: Our Lady, Queen of Peace Parish is selling raffle tickets to win half of a cow, a 16-cubic foot freezer and a $100 gift card to Rukas Beverage. The winning number will be the 7 p.m. March 20 Pa. Daily Pick 3 number. Cost: $10 for two numbers. Tickets: Deborah, 724-859-3186 or after Sunday Mass in the church vestibule.
March 4: The New Kensington Camera Club and Focus on the Arts Gallery will offer a free workshop, “Portraiture/People in Your Photography,” from 1 to 4 p.m. in suite 208 at Pittsburgh Mills Mall. Use Entry 2 by M@C Discount. Jay Kuntz will be the instructor. Bring your camera and favorite lens. Reservations are encouraged, but not required. Reservations: comment on the event posting at Focus On The Arts Gallery on Facebook.
Thursday : St. Mary Mother of God Church will offer the free ALPHA program at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays for 12 weeks beginning March 2 at the church, 608 High St. The program will explore life, faith and meaning. There is no requirement to be a Catholic or Christian to attend. There will be a meal, a video presentation and a discussion each week. Details and reservations: stmaryfreeport.com.
March 22, 23, 28 and 29: Christ the King Church is taking orders for their home-baked nut, poppy seed and apricot rolls and Paska Easter bread. Rolls are $13.50 and order deadline is March 13. Pick-up will be from noon to 4 p.m. March 22 and 23. Round or braided paska are $8.50 with raisins, $7.50 without raisins, and orders are due March 20. Pick-up will be from noon to 4 p.m. March 28 and 29. Orders: 412-549-1583 or 724-309-1976.
Today: Natrona Heights Veterans of Foreign Wars will sponsor a Happy Hour Cash Bash from 6 to 8 p.m. at the post, 894 Veterans Lane. Cost: $25, includes five numbers for the drawings, and sandwiches, salads and sweets starting at 6:15 p.m. There will be karaoke with Bucky and a cash bar. Tickets: 724-904-7649 or email [email protected].
Tuesday: The Outside the Lines Adult Crafting Club at Community Library of Allegheny Valley will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. This month’s project will be a spring wreath. Reservations required. Reservations: Alleghenyvalleylibrary.org.
Thursday: Community Library of Allegheny Valley will offer a seminar on effective estate planning at 6 p.m. Thursday at the library, 1522 Broadview Blvd. Speakers will be the partners from local law firm Jacques & Jacques. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-226-3491 or Alleghenyvalleylibrary.org.
March 25: A purse bash to benefit Life Changing Service Dogs for Veterans will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars, 894 Veterans Lane. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon. Cost: $35, includes lunch. Must be at least 18. There will be a cash bar, silent auction, pick of the table, and a 50-50. Tickets: Deb, 412-298-6175 or Stacy, 412-882-4256.
Thursday: Armstrong County Republican Committee will meet at 7 p.m. at Living Water Church, 629 Woodard Ave. Parking and entrance are at the rear of the building. Tickets will be available for the upcoming spring banquet. Details and questions: Darlene Iseman, [email protected]; Darlene Smail, 724-902-2244 or Anthony Shea, [email protected].
March 7: Armstrong Indiana Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission will offer a free 12-week family recovery education course for families and friends of those affected by a loved one’s substance use disorder or addiction from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays beginning March 7 at Recovery Capital, 281 N. McKean St. Reservations required by Tuesday. Reservations: leave a message with Kathy, 724-762-2119 or Erica, 724-762-2603.
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.
Today: A craft and vendor fair to benefit North Apollo Fire Department will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the firehall, 311 16th St. The fire department will sell food and drinks, and there will be a 50-50 and silent auction.
Wednesday: Book Buddies Story Time at Oakmont Carnegie Library for children age 3 to 5 with caregiver will be at 10:30 a.m. at the library, 700 Allegheny River Blvd. The theme will be Read Across America. Children should be able to sit and listen to a simple story. Free. Reservations recommended. Reservations: 412-828-9532.
Sunday: Parks Township Sportsman’s Club will have a country music jam night from 5 to 8 p.m. at the club, 1111 Shipman Road. Bring your favorite stringed instrument and sing along. Refreshments available. Public welcome. Details: 724-845-2390.
Thursday : Springdale Free Public Library, 331 School St., will host a Read Across America Family Fun Night for all ages from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the library. Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with crafts, snacks and fun. Reservations required. Reservations: 724-274-9729.
March 6: The free Geraldine Yanni Science program for children in second through sixth grade at Springdale Free Public Library will meet at 6 p.m. at the library, 331 School St. The topic will be Electricity with Mad Science of Pittsburgh. Space is limited. Registration required. Registration: 724-274-9729.
Today: The Clothing Closet at Central Presbyterian Church, 305 Allegheny St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be a used book and jewelry sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.
Tuesday: Alle-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum and History Center is accepting table reservations for an evening of scrapbooking planned from 6 to 8 p.m. at the museum, 224 E. Seventh Ave. Donations will be accepted. Bring your own supplies. Soft drinks, coffee and treats will be sold. Reservations: 724-224-7666, leave a message.
March 21, 22 and 23: Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, 339 E. 10th Ave., is taking orders for its annual Easter nut roll sale. Nut, apricot and poppy seed rolls will be available until sold out. Pick-up: March 21, 22 and 23. Cost per roll: $14. Orders: Lisa, 724-230-6504, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday: Vandergrift Public Library, 128C Washington Ave., is sponsoring a $3 per bag book sale through the end of February at the library. Bags will be provided. Audio books, DVDs and puzzles are excluded from the bag sale and will be sold buy one, get one free.
March 31: Vandergrift Public Library is raffling a quilt made and donated by library patron Jane Strohm to benefit the library. Cost: $1 each; 5 for 10; and $10 for 25 tickets. The drawing will be March 31. Cash, check or PayPal accepted. Details and a photo of the quilt: Vandergriftpubliclibrary.org. Tickets: stop in at the library, 128C Washington Ave.
March 5 and 6: Highpointe at Rebecca, 1871 Highpointe Lane, will offer a free seminar, “Smart Questions to Ask When Considering Retirement Communities,” at 1 p.m. followed by a question and answer session and building tour. Personalized guided tours will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 6. Reservations required by Wednesday for the seminar. Reservations appreciated for the open house, but walk-ins are welcome. Reservations: Julie Spirnock, 724-444-1521.