The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 22, 2013

Look who is coming to downtown Johnstown


The 16th annual Greater Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Holiday Spectacular will be held today through Sunday at Monroeville Convention Center, Route 22, 209 Mall Blvd., Monroeville.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $6 for adults, $5.50 for senior citizens and $1 for children ages 6-12. Children younger than age 6 will be admitted free.


Ocean motion

“Under the Sea,” the annual gala of the auxiliary to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sunnehanna Country Club, 1000 Sunnehanna Drive, Westmont.

Tickets are $125.

Information: 534-5985.

Holiday lights

The 17th annual Holiday Lights On The Lake will be open nightly from 6 to 10 tonight through Jan. 5 at Lakemont Park, 700 Park Ave., Altoona.

The 51-acre display is filled with holiday lights and animations and can be seen as visitors drive through.

Guests also can stop at Santa’s Village, which includes a gift shop, refreshments and model train displays by the Alto Model Train Museum.

Children can visit with Santa and get their picture taken every night through Dec. 23.

A Toys for Tots event will be held Dec. 6, with admission of $5 with the donation of a new unwrapped toy.

Regular admission is $10 per car, $20 per commercial van, $25 per school bus and $75 per motorcoach.

Unlimited passes are available for $34.95.

Information: 800-434-8006 or

Overly’s Country Christmas will be open today through Jan. 1 at Westmoreland Fairgrounds, 116 Blue Ribbon Lane, Greensburg.

Hours are 5:30 to 9 tonight through Thursday, then 5:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5:30 to 9 p.m. weekdays.

The grounds will be closed Monday and Dec. 2 and 9.

After walking through the light displays, guests can visit  the Christmas Village.

Admission is $12 per car Mondays through Thursdays, $15 per car Fridays through Sundays and $20 per commercial vehicles and vans, limousines and recreational vehicles.


Performance venue

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

A Studio PM guided art event will be held from 7 to 10:30  tonight.

Artists will paint an acrylic snowman on canvas and make  painted glass ornaments.

Light snacks will be provided, and guests may bring a beverage of choice and other treats.

Advance reservations are required since seating is limited to 20 guests.


Matt Otis and the Sound and Painted By Millions will perform Wednesday.

Doors will open at 6:30, with complimentary snacks and sweets until 8.

The evening will start with a roaming open mic hosted by Matt Otis from 7 to 7:45.

Painted by Millions will perform from 8 to 8:45, then Matt Otis and the Sound will close  the evening from 9 to 10:30.

Admission at the door is $9 for adults, $6 for students and $7 with VIP card.

Information: 410-2245 or

Book bargains

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

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 3 for $1.

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

Information: 536-5131.

Consort series

Soprano Liesl Odenweller and noted period ensemble Chatham Baroque will present an evening of baroque music as part of   Pennsylvania Consort’s guest artist series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bedford United Methodist Church, 132 E. John St., Bedford.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students at the door.

Information: 733-2301 or email

Fairy comedy

“The Palace of Truth,” W.S. Gilbert’s three-act blank verse fairy comedy, will be presented at 8 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center at St. Vincent College, Latrobe.

Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

Concert series

Eugenia Zukerman will perform on flute at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center on the campus St. Vincent College, Latrobe.

Single tickets are $25, and non-St. Vincent student tickets are $15.

Children age 12 and younger will be admitted free with adult supervision.

A dinner-concert package will feature dinner served in the Metten dining room and admission to the concert for $50 per person.

A free shuttle will run between the parking areas and concert venue.

Tickets also are available at the door one hour before each concert.

Information: 724 805-2565 or

Whimsical art

“Wonderful Whimsy IV,” a mixed-media exhibition, will be on display through Jan. 7 at Art Works in Johnstown, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Information: 535-2020 or

Allied art

The 81st annual Allied Artists of Johnstown Juried Exhibition will be on display through Dec. 13 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Viewing hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Information: 421-1523 or

Comfortable art

“Comfort Zones: Pennsylvania and the ‘Foreign’ Landscape” will be on display through Jan. 25 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The exhibition features around 60 paintings, prints and photographs from the museum’s permanent collection.

Hours are 10 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 472-3920 or visit

Regional art

Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts 18th annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition will be on display today through Feb. 9 at  Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier.

An opening reception, which will be open to the public free of charge, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The exhibition will feature 71 works by 71 individual artists from the 19 southwestern counties of Pennsylvania, spanning a variety of media.  

 The exhibition has become known for the freshness and energy of emerging young artists and the presentations of established artists  developing a new direction with their art.

This will be the 10th consecutive year the Ligonier museum has  hosted the exhibition.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends.

Information: 724-238-6015 or visit

Christmas art

“Christmas in America,” a holiday exhibit allowing visitors to experience the history and traditions of Christmas in the 19th century, will be on display through Jan. 10 at the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery on the first floor of the Fred M. Rogers Center, St. Vincent College, Latrobe.

There will be 24 coverlets on display and an array of whimsical decorations, including decorated Christmas trees, greeting cards, Santa Claus figures and other vintage-inspired decorations.

Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

The Gallery will be closed Dec. 24-26, and private tours during all other times are available by appointment.

 Admission is free and open to the public.

Information: 724-805-2569 or

Twice the art

Two exhibition are on display at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 Eleventh Ave., Altoona.

“Rogues, and Colleagues: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” which will be on display through Jan. 4, features more than 35 paintings and photographs by dozens of local and regional artists.

“Artists in Our Midst: Art in Common Annual Juried Exhibition and Friends,” which will be on display through Jan. 11, features almost 80 works in a wide variety of media by members of Art in Common, an arts organization based in Central Pennsylvania.

Information: 946-4464 or


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