The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

March 6, 2014

Look what's happening this weekend



Goal of art

“The Art of Hockey” will be presented at 7:30 tonight during the Johnstown Tomahawks game against the Janesville Jets at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena, 326 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

The event is a collaboration between the Tomahawks and Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art to celebrate Youth Art Month.

There will be an exhibition of hockey-related art created by students in three local schools, with fans in attendance voting for their favorite piece.

Tickets are $9 to $15 for adults and $6 and $8 for children.

Information: 472-3920.

Egg-cellent art

A traditional Pysanki class for beginners will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Students will be taught how to hold the egg, how to control the stylus and the eye-hand coordination of drawing a straight line on a curved object.

Beginners will make a one-color egg and a multicolor egg.

The cost is $20 for nonmembers and $18 for members.

Information: 536-5399.

Unbreakable record

A release party for Inside Out’s third CD “Unbreakable” will be held from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday at Woodside Bar & Grill, 430 Highland Park Road, Johnstown.

Inside Out is Johnstown’s longest-running hard rock metal band.

Current band members are Tim Frick, Larry Philip, Mark Gindlesperger, Kolt Green and Jay Snyder.

The band’s new CD will be available for purchase after the show, along with the band’s other CDs.

Broadway music

“Behind the Mask” will be presented by Johnstown Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

The concert will celebrate the music of Irving Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber and other iconic composers of Broadway.

Special guest vocalists will be Johnstown natives Kathy Voytko and Jeffrey Goble.

Selections will include music from “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Carousel,” “Evita,” “Les Miserables” and “Phantom of the Opera.”

Tickets are $37 and $32.

Information: 535-6738 or

Magic on ice

Disney on Ice “100 Years of Magic” will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday through            March 14, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. March 15 and 1 and 5 p.m. March 16 at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena, 326 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

Tickets are $60.15 rinkside, $49.70 VIP and $23.15 arena seating, with fees.

Information: 800-745-3000 or

Musical evening

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

Students from Richland and Westmont Hilltop high schools will sing classic and modern tunes from the Broadway stage.

Kim Rauch, Grand Halle program director and vocal music teacher and director-producer of musicals at Richland, will direct and accompany the Richland singers, including Julius Eckroth, Gabrielle Garcia, Kaley Learn, Raquel Luciano, Lee Matthews, Salena Moran and Shawn Roth.

Westmont Hilltop High School’s choral director, Chris Pickering, will direct Westmont students Sarah Elston, Jasmine Mucker, Erin Whyte and cast members from Westmont’s upcoming musical “South Pacific.”

Jacob St. Clair will provide stage direction.

There will be solo and ensemble selections from “South Pacific,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Sunset Boulevard” and “The Sound of Music.”

The program will open with “Corner of the Sky” from “Pippin,” and the closing number will be “Seasons of Love” from “Rent.”

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and there will be specialty cupcakes and hot beverages from Carrie Currie’s Batter Bake Shop.

Tickets will be sold at the door only.

Information: 536-7986 or

Patriotic music

Free concerts by the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldier’s Chorus will be presented at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Tickets are required for the concert, and a maximum of four are allowed per order.


Noon series

The Greater Johnstown High School Jazz Band will perform at noon Tuesday for the Noon Recital Series for March at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., downtown Johnstown.

Adam Bukosky will conduct the 11-member band, which performs classic jazz, modern jazz and newer popular music.

The free program will be followed by a light lunch and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Information: 536-7521.

Doggone show

Auditions for Cresson Lake Playhouse’s Children’s Theater production of “101 Dalmations” will be held Sunday at the theater’s rehearsal hall at 526 W. Ogle St., Ebensburg.

Students ages 7 to 11 are scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m., and a reading will be supplied.

Students ages 12 to 18 are scheduled for 4 p.m.

They should prepare a song with 16 to 32 bars, and a reading will be supplied.

Appointments for auditions are requested.

Information: 472-4333 or email


“The Secret Case of Sherlock Holmes” will be presented at 7 tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Ferndale Area High School, 600 Harlan Ave, Johnstown.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students today and Saturday and $10 for adults and $6 for students for play and spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Dinner only prices are $7 for adults and $4 for students. Take-outs are available.

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“Mirror Image” will be presented at 7 tonight and Saturday at Rockwood Area High School, 437 Somerset Ave. Tickets are $4 for adults and $1 for students.

Information: 926-4631.

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“Hello, Dolly!” will be presented at 7:30 tonight and Saturday at Purchase Line High School, 16559 Route 286 Highway East, Commodore. Tickets are $5.

Information: 724-254-4312.

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“The Last Gladiator” will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at United Area High School, 10780 Route 56 Highway East, Armagh.

Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for students.

Information: 446-5615, ext. 1143.

Worthy causes

The Lady Dirtbags Softball Club will hold its second annual basket party today at Our Mother of Sorrows church hall, 430 Tioga St., Westmont.

Doors will open at 5 p.m., and drawings will begin at 7.

There will be food, refreshments and children’s games.

Admission tickets are $5 and can be purchased at EcoKids, 2025 Bedford St., Geistown, and Santo’s Pizza, 1749 Goucher St., Westmont.

Extra raffle tickets will be available at the door.

Proceeds will benefit the Lady Dirtbags Softball Club.

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The annual Cambria County Special Olympics basket party fundraiser will be held Saturday at the Richland Volunteer Firemen’s banquet facility, 1321 Scalp Ave., Richland Township.

Doors open at noon, with festivities from 1 to 3 p.m.  

There will be almost 200 baskets to choose from.

Tickets are $5 and include lunch, dessert and a chance to win door prizes.

Proceeds will go toward the cost of new uniforms, equipment and transportation for the athletes.

Information: 233-0547 or email

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A community breakfast with all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage will be held from 8 to 11 Saturday at Jerome Volunteer Fire Department, 1885 Penn Ave., Jerome.

The cost will be a donation.

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The Red Tie Gala for American Red Cross Keystone Chapter will be held Saturday at Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

A cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:45.

Today is the last day to purchase tickets, which are $75 per person.

Information: 262-3170.

Crochet meet

Highland Hookers, a new crochet group, will hold its first meeting  from noon to 1 p.m. today at Highland Community Library, 330 Schoolhouse Road, Richland‚ÄąTownship.

The group will meet at noon the first and third Fridays of the month. All levels of crochet experience are welcome.

Pariticipants can bring projects to work on and share.

Information: 266-5610.

Let’s dance

A senior citizen’s dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at Johnstown Senior Center, 550 Main St., downtown Johnstown. Music will be by Swing City.

Information: 535-8634.

Sugar shack

Somerset Historical Center, in association with the Somerset County Maple Producers, will offer a weekend of maple history from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Somerset Historical Center, 10649 Somerset Pike.

There will be tours of the circa 1860 maple sugar camp, a maple exhibit, special display of rare antique maple equipment and craft demonstrations, including coopering, hickory brushes and wood spile making.

The program will include spotza and sugar making and a variety of maple confections will be available for purchase.  

The program is free, but donations will be accepted.  

Information: 445-6077 or email

Poetry presentation

Author Ann Curran will read poetry at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the John F. Kennedy Student Center Lounge on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

Curran’s latest volume of poetry, “Me First,” examines the writer’s contact with a variety of famous people.

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Curran, who has Irish and American citizenship, will read generously from poems about Ireland.

The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception for the author.

Performance venue

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

Dr. Slothclaw and Mixing Numbers With Sounds will perform from 6:30 to 11 tonight.

Admission is $8.


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Flux Capacitor will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

The band is from the Philadelphia area, and its music resonates with elements of rock, improvisation and electronica.

Tickets are $10 in advance online and $12 at the door.


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Spring break open mic hosted by Dante Horvath will be held from 12:30 p.m to 4 a.m. Sunday. Admission is $3.

Information: 410-2245.

Keeping fit

Yoga and belly dancing classes will be held at Bottle Works and the Art Works building of Bottle Works in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Belly dancing classes will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave.

Hip scarves are $15, and classes are $25 a month.

Adult yoga classes will be held at 5:45 and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Bottle Works. The session is $56 or $10 per class.

Yoga classes for children will be held at 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Art Works building, 413 Third Ave. Children’s yoga is $5 a class.

Information: 539-0924.

Stitch in time

Sit and Stitch, a laid-back time of quilting, cross-stitching and knitting, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown. All are welcome, and admission is free.

Information: 536-5399.

Singing tryouts

Youth musical auditions for the children’s chorus of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be held Saturday at the Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown.   

Auditions will be conducted by Teresa Stoughton Marafino, executive producer; Chan Harris, director; Jacob Toth, choreographer; and Terry Osman, musical accompanist.

Auditions will be by appointment only for singers ages 8–16.

Twelve chorus members will be chosen.

Information: 629-9201, ext. 114.