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November 8, 2013

There's plenty to see and do this weekend


A free spaghetti dinner for military veterans will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Rosebud Inn, 1654 William Penn Ave., East Taylor Township.

State Rep. Frank Burns, D-East Taylor Township, is sponsoring the dinner and will be on hand with information on programs benefiting veterans.

Veterans must show military identification to receive a meal.

Information: 536-8400.

A Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the East Taylor Township municipal building, 2402 William Penn Ave.

Geistown VFW Post 155 Honor Rifle Team and Cambria County Commissioner Thomas Chernisky will participate.

Patriotic pancakes

Operation Light-Up a Hero Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7 to noon Sunday at Gallitzin Sportmen’s Association, 71 McCoy St., Gallitzin.

Proceeds will benefit the lighting of the American flag at Lance Cpl. Ralph J. Fabbri Park in Gallitzin.

Tickets are free for active duty service members, $6 for adults and $4 for senior citizens and children ages 6-14.

Children ages 5 and younger will be admitted free.

Take-outs will be available.

Information: 886-7383 or 414-7119.

Songs and dance

The weekend will be full at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.  

Kulani will offer a West African dance class from 6:30 to 9 tonight.

Students will learn West African dances and songs accompanied by live music in this high energy, life-affirming class.

Those who participate should wear comfortable clothes and bring water.

The cost is $10, with an optional potluck following the class.

The dance group is staging events to raise money for an educational trip to West Africa.

“Bottled Up Deux,” the second concert by members of Song Works, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday.

 Members of the local group will perform original songs.

Tickets are $8 at the door.

Information: 536-5399.

Dramatic dreams

“The Dream Play” will be presented by Pitt-Johnstown’s Theater Department at 7:30 tonight and Saturday in the studio theater at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

The drama is written by Swedish playwright August Strindberg and adapted by John Teacher, instructor of theater arts at Pitt-Johnstown.

Seating will be general admission only, and there will be no intermission.

Doors will close at 7:30, and latecomers will not be seated.

Tickets are $10.

Information: 269-7200.

Book bargains

Music and movies will be featured during November at Inclined to Read Bookstore at the Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

There is a large selection of music CDs, vinyl records and VHS tapes, as well as sheet music for bells, clarinet, organ, piano, polka band, trumpet and violin.

The store always has a selection of fiction and nonfiction, including art, business, children’s, classics, cooking, gardening, health and well-being, history, and sports.

There also is a murder/mystery/suspense room.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

During November only, CDs, VHS tapes and sheet music will be $1 each. Vinyl records will be three for $1.

Hardback books are $1, paperbacks are 25 cents and children’s books are 50 cents.

Information: 536-5131.

Library lessons

A Teen Book Club will meet to discuss “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins as well as its movie adaptations at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Community Library, 330 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

The group also will choose books for upcoming discussions.

 The club is free to join, but a valid library card is required to borrow books.

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