The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

November 9, 2012

Events | Hollywood sisters


— “Nunset Boulevard: The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Tickets are $48, $43 and $39.

Information: 269-7200, (800) 846-2787 or

Holiday crafts

The 42nd Holly Bazaar will be held Saturday through Dec. 24 at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

The arts center will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Dec. 29-31 and Jan. 1-2.

Admission is free.

Information: 255-6515.

Dance benefit

The 10th annual Turkey Trotter Dance to benefit Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy Foundation will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at New Germany Grove Hall, 1635 New Germany Road.

Music will be provided by Johnstown Classic Rockers from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Tickets are $25, which includes dinner, dancing and a live auction.

Tickets are available at the cerebral palsy office at 119 Jari Drive, Richland Township, and Corner Coffee Shoppe, 810 Scalp Ave., Richland Township.

Information: (877) 371-1110.

Holiday treats

“Holiday Tables & Seasonal Sweets” will be featured at the Second Sunday Antique Boutique from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Guests will learn how to create affordable holiday table settings and centerpieces using crystal, china, antique Christmas ornaments and deco glassware.

Pumpkin cheesecake muffins and apricot, poppyseed and nut rolls will be featured.

Information: 536-5399.

Basket benefit

The seventh annual basket party hosted by JWF CARES will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Doors will open at 1.

JWF CARES is organized and run by JWF Industries employees, and has raised and donated more than $100,000 to local individuals and businesses.

Admission at the door is $5, which covers food, drinks and 25 basket chances.

Tickets also are available in advance by calling 539-6922, ext. 224.

Masterful composers

“Past and Present Masters” will be presented by Johnstown Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

The guest soloist will be pianist Ran Dank.

Tickets are $25, $30 and $35 for adults and $10 for students.

Information: 535-6738 or 269-7200.

America’s heroes

The 16th annual Veterans Day Parade, sponsored by Conemaugh Valley Veterans, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday in downtown Johnstown.

The parade will begin at Main and Union streets and proceed up Main Street to Clinton Street, where it will disband.

The program in Central Park will begin after the parade, with Marine Corps Col. Ed Wojnaroski Jr., an Iraq war veteran, as the main speaker.

The Marine Corps League will conduct the flag-raising ceremony. Krista Todd will sing “God Bless America.” Capt. Michael Cerula, an Iraq war veteran, will give the invocation and benediction.

Cheering on

Richland Cheer Classic will be held Saturday at Richland High School, One Academic Ave., Richland Township.

Pitt-Johnstown’s Cheer and Dance Classic will be held Sunday at UPJ Sports Center, Richland Township.

Stamp of approval

Johnstown Stamp Club will hold a show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Activities Center, 550 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

There will be various stamp dealers, and the Post Office will sell special stamps and memorabilia.

Good cause

CamTran is sponsoring a food and clothing drive today  through Sunday at the Inclined Plane, 711 Edgehill Drive, Westmont.

Participants will be able to ride the Inclined Plane free of charge with the donation of a nonperishable food item or new winter coat, hat or gloves.

Information: 536-1816 or

Free music

Slippery Rock University Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

The collegiate musical program is free.

Information: 269-7200.

Artistic kids

Art Classes for Kids will be held Saturday and Nov. 17 at The Learning Lamp, 2025 Bedford St., Stonycreek Township.  

Children in prekindergarten to kindergarten will meet from 9 to 10 a.m., and children in Grades 1-3 will be in session from 10:30 to 11:30.

Tuition for both age groups is $25.

Extended classes for Grades 4 and older will be held Saturdays from noon to 1:30 p.m., and tuition will be $38.  

All tuition includes cost of supplies.  

Information: 262-0732 or

Performance venue

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

The Cash review will perform with the Rising Sun Country Duo from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 410-2245.

Book bargains

Friends of Cambria County Library’s Inclined To Read Bookstore will feature art books and cookbooks at the library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

Hardbacks are $1, and paperbacks are 25 cents each or five for $1.

Bookstore hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and  11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Information: 536-5131.

A book sale will be held Tuesday through Nov. 17 at Windber Public Library, 1909 Graham Ave., Windber.

Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and       10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 16-17.

Information: 467-4950.

Dining and music

An Apple Harvest Fall Dance will be held Saturday at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, 728 Ben Franklin Highway, Ebensburg.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7.

Dinner will be a buffet-style meal prepared by Everyday Gourmet, and will feature roast beef and roast turkey.

Dance music will be provided by Flood City Brass.

There will be 50-50 drawings, door prizes and a basket raffle.

Tickets, which are $25, will be available at the door.

Information: 472-7500,  ext. 101.

Activist lecture

“Dorothy Day: Witness of Poverty” will be presented by Patrick Jordan of Commonwealth Magazine at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the DiSepio Institute, Room 213, St. Francis University, Loretto.

A question-and-answer session will be part of the event, which is free and open to the public.

Mature drama

“The Zoo Story,” a one-act drama, will be presented by Star Productions at St. Francis University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 16-17 at the JFK Center on the Loretto campus.

Admission to Culture Vulture Koffee-Klotches at 6 p.m. Nov. 16-17 is $5, and reservations are required.

Admission to the play is free, but a donation is requested.

Information: 472-3930.

Turkey time

A harvest dinner and turkey giveaway will be held Saturday at Camp Sequanota, off Route 30, west of Jennerstown.

Doors open at 5 p.m., with dinner at 5:30 and giveaways at 6:15.

Information: 629-6627.

Soup’s on

A homemade soup and bread sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at New Florence Senior Center, 216 Ligonier St., New Florence.

Ham and bean or vegetable beef soup and bread should be ordered as soon as possible.

Bread will be available by order only.  

Soup is $5 a quart, and bread is $2 a loaf.  

Information: (724) 235-2800.


Christmas crafts

The annual Christmas Craft Shoppe will open to the public Saturday through Dec. 19 at Laurel Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave., Somerset.

In celebration of the opening, Saturday’s extended hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The shop gives shoppers an opportunity to purchase unique, handmade local art, including cards, jewelry, pottery and papercuttings.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 443-2433 or email

Holiday homes

Somerset Welfare League’s 2012 Holiday House Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at various homes in and around downtown Somerset.

Tickets are $12.

Information: 443-4902.

Bluegrass night

Bedford County Arts Council will present Frost Mountain Revival for its Friday Night Music Series at 7:30 tonight at  the Anderson House, 137 E. Pitt St., Bedford.

Frost Mountain Revival is a high-energy bluegrass band based in Frostburg, Md.

The band incorporates gospel, old time, new-grass and modern folk into its music, using vocals, guitar, banjo, mandolin and upright bass.

The donation is $5 at the door.

Star performers

A Superstars Show featuring tributes to Elton John, Billy Joel and Neil Diamond will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ligonier Theater, 208 W. Main St., Ligonier.

Chris Denem will portray Neil Diamond, and Lee Alverson will portray Elton John and Billy Joel.

Tickets are $15.

Information: (724) 238-6514.

Historical lecture

“The Indispensable George Washington” will be presented by guest  lecturer Jeffry Morrison at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of St. Vincent College, Latrobe.

Morrison is associate dean and associate professor of government at Regent University and has co-edited or authored four books on early American constitutionalism.

Admission is free.

Sweet singers

 “Midnight in the Mall” will be presented by the Altoona Chorus of Sweet Adelines at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Altoona Area Junior High School, 1400 Seventh Ave., Altoona.

The featured guests are the Lustre Quartet, an a capella group from Baltimore, Md.

The program also will feature local quartets, Sounds of Style, Q’nique and Sidetracked, as well as the Altoona Horseshoe Chorus.

 Tickets are $13 for adults, $9 for students and $11 for groups of 20 or more.


Art’s allies

The 80th annual Allied Artists Juried Exhibition will be on display through Jan. 5 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland‚ÄąTownship.

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

Information: 269-7234 or

State of the art

“Biennial 2012” will be on display through Jan. 26 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The exhibition will feature 131 works from nearly 100 Pennsylvania artists.

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

Information: 472-3920 or

Artistic faith

“Seeing and Believing: Art Encounters Faith” will be on display through Dec. 8 in the Margery Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The 45-piece exhibition features paintings, drawings, prints and photographs representing Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and American Indian spirituality.

Information: 472-3920 or

Varied art

The annual juried exhibition “Artists in Our Midst” will be on display through Jan. 19 in the Shirley and Fred A. Pechter Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 Eleventh Ave., Altoona.

The exhibition will have 77 works created by 27 local and regional artists who are members of Art in Common.

The wide variety of media will include photography, watercolor, wood, acrylic, oil, clay, fiber arts and mixed media.

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

Information: 946-4464 or

Lifelong art

“Colleen Browning: Drawings” will be on display through Jan. 12 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 11th Ave.

Political art

“The Paintings of Dick Morrill” will be on display through Dec. 8 at the University Museum on the first floor of Sutton Hall on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Morrill’s work focuses on political commentary, portraying political spectacles and revealing portraits of individual personalities.

Hours are 2 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

The museum is free and open to the community.

Information: (724) 357-2397 or


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