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January 2, 2014

Look what's happening this weekend

— Events

Down on the farm

“Pennsylvania Farms: Growing for You,” the 98th edition of the Pennsylvania State Farm Show, will be held Saturday through Jan. 11 at the farm show complex and expo center, 2300 N. Cameron St., Harrisburg.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday through Jan. 10 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 11.

The farm show will feature livestock exhibits and competitions, tractor pulls, entertainment and homegrown food.

It is billed as the nation’s largest, free, indoor agricultural exhibition under one roof, with 24 acres of space.

Admission is free, but parking is $10.


Performance series

“Echoes of Brass and Organ”  will be presented as part of the Grand Halle Performance Series at 7:30 tonight at the Grand Halle, 306 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Johnstown Brass Works will perform festive holiday music, with Kim Rauch playing the Adam Stein pipe organ.

Brass members are Eric Pfeil and Tom Hiravi, trumpet; Jerrod Cannistraci, French horn; Joshua Brumbaugh, trombone; and Jason June, tuba.

 The program will include “The Coventry Carol,” “Salvation is Created,” “Joy to the World,” “Christmas Fantasy” and “Fum, Fum, Fum.”

For refreshment, cupcakes and hot beverages will be offered for purchase from Batter Bakeshop.

Tickets, which will be available at the door, are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Preschoolers will be admitted free.

Information: 536-7986 or email

Donating life

The annual Lifesaver’s Ball, hosted by the American Red Cross, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Richland Volunteer Fire Department banquet facility, 1321 Scalp Ave.

Those who donate blood also can bring new or slightly used prom gowns, shoes and accessories to donate to the YWCA’s Cinderella Project.

Information: 800-RED-CROSS, or

Christmas lights

The eighth annual Festival of the Trees for Jackson Township will be on display through Tuesday at Veterans Park, 200 Adams Ave., Vinco.

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