• The Armstrong County Republican Committee monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at Living Water Church, 629 Woodward Ave., Kittanning. Parking / entrance located at rear of building. For more information, contact County Chairwoman Darlene Iseman at firstname.lastname@example.org, County Vice Chairwoman/State Committeewoman Darlene Smail at 724-902-2244 or County Secretary/State Committeeman Anthony Shea (Major – U.S. Air Force – Retired) at email@example.com.
Church sets 31st annual train display
The Presbyterian Men of the Appleby Manor Memorial Presbyterian Church, 810 Main St. in Manor Township, will hold its 31st annual train display from 6-8 p.m. only Nov. 25; and note new time: from 2-6 p.m. Nov. 26. Admission is canned food for the Ford City Food Bank or monetary donations for church missions. For more information, call 724-763-1010 or 724-545-1892 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
VFW Post 4843 Auxiliary offers Christmas gift wrapping Nov. 25-26
Gift wrapping by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4843 Auxiliary will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 25 and Nov. 26 by Valley Dairy at Franklin Village Mall and 2-6 p.m. Nov. 25 only at King’s Family Restaurant at Hilltop Plaza. Donations will be accepted. For information, call Denise at 724-763-1160.
Christmas sale planned in church
The First Baptist Church, 2230 Center Ave. in Manor Township, will hold a Christmas sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 26. All new Christmas items and like new Christmas items will be sold as donation only. Cost of sauerkraut is quart, $6 and $3.50 a pint and apple butter is $6 a pint. Lunch will be available. For information, call Bonnie at 724-859-6316.
Advance tickets available for ‘Giving Thanks’ bingo in fire hall
The West Kittanning Volunteer Fire Dept., 401 Arthur St., will hold “Giving Thanks” bingo on Nov. 26. Cost of advance tickets is $25. For tickets, call Tracy at 724-234-8482. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the fire department.
ACHMGS sets Christmas open house
The Armstrong County Historical Museum / Genealogical Society, 300 N. McKean St., Kittanning, will be hold its free Christmas open house with free admission from 3-7 p.m. Nov. 26 / 1-4 p.m. Nov. 27. McCain House will be decorated for Christmas / open for tours. Event will offer live music, children’s scavenger hunt / light refreshments. Families may their holiday photographs taken in the log cabin, which will be decorated for Christmas. On Nov. 27, members of the 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Living History Family will be dressed in Civil War period attire. Free parking will be available on Vine / McKean streets / also available in back of museum via North Grant Avenue entrance. For information, call 724-548-5707.
Deadline nears for orders for FCRCP Christmas bake sale fundraiser
The Ford City Renaissance Community Partnership will sponsor a Christmas bake sale of homemade nut, apricot, poppyseed and prune rolls and nut horns. Deadline for orders is Nov. 28. To order, call 724-763-3974 or email: email@example.com. Cost of each roll is: nut, $14; apricot, poppyseed and prune $12; and nut horns are $8 a dozen. Pick up will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 18, in the downstairs dining hall of St. Paul’s Monastery, 543 Bunker Hill Road in North Buffalo Township. Free local delivery will be available. Proceeds will help to support the year-round community-focused programs / activities of the non-profit organization.
Seniors for safe driving
Seniors for Safe Driving classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 30 at Concordia (Haven II), 148 Marwood Road, Cabot. For information and to register, call 724-283-0245. Register online at seniorsforsafedriving.com, or mail to Seniors for Safe Driving, P.O. Box 505, Lyndora, 16045.
Deadline nears for pre-registrations for Lady Linton presentation in F C P Library
The Ford City Public Library, 1136 Fourth Ave., will host a historical presentation on Victorian Lady Linton, a native of Kittanning, at 6 p.m. Dec. 1. Her life in the late 1800s was full of intrigue and interest as she traveled from Kittanning, to New York and England. Pre-registration is recommended for planning purposes and walk-ins are also welcome. To pre-register, call by Nov. 30 deadline, at 724-763-3591.
K P Library sets Christmas book sale
The Kittanning Public Library, 280 N. Jefferson St., will hold its Christmas book sale from Dec. 1-3. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1-2; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3. Books offered include: fiction, bestsellers, nonfiction, classics, young adult books, children’s books and Christmas books. For information, call 724-543-1383.
Auction on tap in fire hall
The Rayburn Township Volunteer Fire Dept., 102 Water Tower Road, will hold a general auction with new items at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 in the fire hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the fire department. For information, call 724-543-2409.
Bingo in fire hall on Thursdays
• The Kittanning Township Volunteer Fire Co. will hold bingo on Thursdays in December at the fire hall, 13126 Route 422. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Bingo begins at 7:15 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the fire department. For information, call 724-548-7290.
• The Gilpin Township Fire Dept., 113 Fire Hall Road, will hold bingo on Thursdays in December at the fire hall. Early Bird at 7:15 p.m. Regular bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. with five specials / progressive jackpot / 24 regular games. Proceeds will benefit the fire department. For information, call 724-845-7200.
Reservations accepted for ‘Breakfast with Santa Claus’ at Holly Berry Fair
St. Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Kittanning, will hold its Holly Berry Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 2 / Dec. 3 in church hall, 361 N. Jefferson St. Event: theme basket raffle; Christmas greens sale / used Christmas items; bake sale; vegetable beef soup / bread sale for $8 a quart; cash raffle / children’s surprise packages. Bingo, noon to 2 p.m. both days with lunch available. “Breakfast with Santa Claus” from 9-11 a.m. Dec. 3 by reservation only, call 724-548-7649. Dining room service or takeout rigatoni dinner from 3-6 p.m. Dec. 3 / no pre-orders. Menu: rigatoni with meatballs, tossed salad, bread / butter, beverage / dessert for $11, children 6 / younger, $6.
Tables available for flea market in P F T G Club
A flea market with antiques and crafts will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Pony Farm Trap and Gun Club, 592 Pony Farm Road in North Buffalo Township. Cost of tables is: $3 for pre-pay with returned form / day of sale, $4. To reserve tables or for more information, call Bob at 724-859-5389 or 724-793-7303 or Larry at 724-525-6245. Flea markets are held first Saturday every month. New antique and craft vendors are welcome.
Pre-orders only accepted for Christmas cookie sale at church
Ford City First Baptist Church, 2230 Center Ave., in Manor Township, will hold a pre-order only Christmas cookie sale. Pre-order deadline is Dec. 3, to order call Hope at 724-763-3982, if no answer leave message. Pick up will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 17 in the church social hall. Price / type of cookies are as follows: Cost: $9 dozen: chocolate chip, chocolate Reeses pieces, peanut butter, orange drop, macaroons, snowballs, Rolo tassies, peanut butter blossoms, iced sugar and pumpkin raisin; $12 dozen: buckeyes, nut horns and lady locks; assorted trays, three dozen, $28; and five dozen, $45.
Advance registrations accepted for Christmas Bible school in church
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 218 N. Jefferson St., Kittanning, will host “Presents for Parents” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 10. Children are welcome to hear the Christmas story, make a craft, play some games and watch a movie. Lunch will be provided. Parents can take a few hours to shop, wrap presents or just have some quiet time during the busy holiday season. There is no charge for this event. Space is limited, parents must register their child (potty trained through grade six) in advance by calling the church office at 724-548-2051.
Tickets available for Jeff / Sheri Easter Christmas concert in church
Harvest Church, 143 Reed Road in East Franklin Township, will host an evening of worship with special guests Jeff and Sheri Easter, at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13. Together, they have had frequent appearances in the Gaither Homecoming video series since 1993. Cost of tickets is reserved seating $27 plus $3 processing fee per ticket and general admission seating is $22 plus $3 processing fee per ticket available at harvestpa.org/events. For more information, visit harvestpa.org or call 724-548-5643.
Advance tickets available for New Year’s Eve bingo in Apollo Hose Co. 2 fire hall until Dec. 22
Apollo Hose Co. 2, 325 Fourth St., Apollo, will sponsor New Year’s Eve bingo at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 in fire hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Full kitchen will be available. Everyone will receive hot dog / sauerkraut with packet. Games include: four early birds, paying $25 each; 17 regular games, $50; four specials, $75 / one must go jackpot, $500. Advance ticket cost, $25, for 12 on packet / available until Dec. 22. Cost at door is $30 for packets. Jackpots sold three for $5 / extra packets for sale. Pull tabs / door prizes will be offered. Proceeds will benefit the fire department. For tickets / more information, call Shelby at 724-549-1601 or Gina at 724-594-6187.