The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


January 9, 2014

Look what's happening and at upcoming events

— Events

Art’s friend

Allied Artists of Johnstown has presented its Friends of Art award to The Learning Lamp.

Director Leah Spangler chose an oil painting by Allied Artists’ member Ann Dougherty titled  “Turning Pollock’s Key.”  

The Friends of Art program is an annual tradition which is part of Allied Artists’ community-related programs.

It provides donated funds to local nonprofits and organizations to purchase artwork, which is displayed in Allied Artists’ annual exhibitions.

The Learning Lamp is a nonprofit organization in the Greater Johnstown area, offering tutoring by certified teachers for children in           grades K-12.

The Learning Lamp also offers preschool curriculums, summer camps and child-care programs.

Scholarships are available to families who qualify.

“The Learning Lamp offers valuable and necessary services to the children in our community,” said Allied Artists’ president Diane M. Safko.

“Allied Artists of Johnstown proudly presented the Friends of Art award to The Learning Lamp for its outstanding work done in our communities for the children and families who need and benefit from its services.”


The junior high play “Scandal at Hampton Estate” will be presented by the Conemaugh Valley Drama Team at 7 tonight and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at Conemaugh Valley High School, 1342 William Penn Ave., Johnstown.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens.

Information: 535-5523.

Performance venue

Music will be on the menu at the Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Fletcher’s Grove and Mixing Numbers With Sounds will perform from 7 to 11 tonight.

Widely regarded as one of West Virginia’s most promising up-and-coming bands, Fletcher’s Grove weaves funk, rock and jazz.

The five-man band features Ryan Krofcheck on vocals and rhythm guitar; Matt Marion on vocals and percussion; Wes Hager on lead guitar and flute; Taylor Pratt on bass; and Adam Greene on drums.

Tickets:  grove.


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