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August 16, 2013

Free celebration in Richland Township

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“Journey Around Lake Conemaugh” van tour will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. daily through Aug. 24 beginning at Johnstown Flood National Memorial Visitor Center, South Fork.

The tour will not be offered Sundays when the “Path of the Flood” van tour will be held.

The tour is included with park admission, and reservations are encouraged, but not required.

Information: 495-4643.

Somerset fest

“Celebrate Somerset” will be presented by Somerset Inc. today and Saturday throughout Somerset.  

National Tell a Joke Day will be celebrated at 6 tonight with a family-friendly joke-telling contest at Trinity Park next to the Glades Court Mall complex on W. Main Street.  

First prize will be two tickets to either Kennywood Park, Idlewild Park or Sandcastle.  

On Saturday, there will be children’s games and activities at Trinity Park as well as a Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest on the Uptown sidewalks and a Candy Counting Contest.

A Diaper Derby will be held in parking lot of Clothesline for Women at 112 N. Rosina Ave.  

Crazy Alice’s Café will sponsor a fundraising dinner at 6 p.m. at Trinity Park.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 443-6370.  

Information: 443-1748 or smrstinc@yahoo.com.

Running in the dark

Mud on the Mountain in the Dark will be held Saturday at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs.

Participants in the popular adventure race series will take on 6.42 miles of mountainous terrain, 20 obstacles of varying difficulty and 1,551 feet of elevation gain – in the dark.

The event will start in 15-minute intervals beginning at 9 p.m.

Registration is open to the first 1,500 athletes at $85 per competitor.

Participants will receive an official Mud on the Mountain shirt and an LED headlamp.

Seven Springs will be gathering donations of gently used ski and snowboard gear to benefit the Wounded Warrior Patrol and the Somerset County Salvation Army.

The Wounded Warrior Patrol is a group of soldiers and their families who come to Seven Springs for a getaway every February and need gear because they have never skied or snowboarded before.

 Information: 352-7777 or www.mudonthemountain.com.

Happy 150th

Bolivar Borough’s sesquicentennial will be celebrated beginning at 5 p.m. today and ending at 7 p.m. Saturday at Burkey Park and Kelly Field in Bolivar.

Information: bolivar150yrs.weebly.com.

Whodunit

The murder mystery farce “The Murder Room” will be presented by Bedford County Players at 8 tonight and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Gardner Memorial Theater at Old Bedford Village.

Tickets are $12.

Reservations: 623-7555.

Farm fresh

The fourth annual Farmers Market will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday through mid-October at Strongstown Homecoming & Historical Society, 14895 Route 422 Highway East, Strongstown.

Information: 243-0289.

In shape

Fitness programming is shaping up at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Summer yoga classes will be held from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays.

Wednesday sessions are Wednesdays through Aug. 28.

Classes are held in sessions, but drop-ins are welcome.

Registration: 536-5399.

Summer Belly Dancing classes will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Summer sessions are Wednesdays through Aug. 28.

The four-week sessions are $25.

Registration: 539-0924.

Comedy habit

“Nunsense A-Men will be presented by Ligonier Valley Players at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Ligonier Theater, 210 W. Main St., Ligonier.

The little sisters of Hoboken, who will be played by men, are back for one last fun raising event.

Tickets are $18.

Reservations: 724-238-6514 Ext. 2.

Mystery night

“A Night at the Fort Museum” will be held at 7 tonight at Fort Ligonier.

Visitors can solve the mystery of the missing Washington pistols and take a flashlight tour of the fort.

The cost is $12 for members of Fort Ligonier Association and $15 for nonmembers, and reservations are required.

Information: 724-238-9701.

Musical comedy

St. Vincent Summer Theater will present Ken Ludwig’s comedy “Lend Me a Tenor” at 8:10 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:10 p.m. Sunday at the performing arts center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the college’s Latrobe campus.

Tickets are $22 for today and Saturday, $20 for senior citizens, $16 for matinees and $10 for students.

Free van shuttle service will be provided to and from the parking areas.

Reservations: 724-537-8900 or www.svst.org.

Collected art

 “Friends, Rogues and Colleagues: Selections from the Permanent Collection” will be on display through Jan. 4 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 Eleventh Ave., Altoona.

The exhibition will feature more than 35 works from the museum’s permanent collection, including many of the country’s most significant artists, such as Mary Cassatt and Andy Warhol, as well as more than 30 local and regional artists including Ron Donoughe, Scott Steberger and Michael M. Strueber.

A Blue Monday event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16, with light supper and libations and music by Bodacious B.

The cost is $20 per person.

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

Information: 946-4464 or www.sama-art.org.

Sculptured art

“Frudakis: Two Generations of Sculpture” will be on display through Nov. 10 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier.

The exhibition will feature 15 sculptures by EvAngelos Frudakis; his daughter, Jennifer; and his brother, Zenos.

EvAngelos Frudakis, 92, has striven to express his own poetic humanism through the discipline and beauty of the ancient Greek ideal.

He has taught hundreds of students, including his daughter and brother.

The work of Zenos Frudakis is characterized by a central theme of action or the potential for action, as well as his reverence for the complex mechanism of the human form.

Jennifer Frudakis also is inspired by classical Greek sculpture, but her work,  abounds with her concerns as an environmentalist as well as her personal inclination toward the lyrical and fantastic.

An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, with members of the Frudakis family in attendance.

The reception is open to the public free of charge, but reservations are requested.

The Museum will host a lunch a l’art with Jennifer Frudakis at noon Sept. 19, with reservations due Sept. 13.

The program includes lunch and a lecture by the artist, and the cost is $13 per person or $12 for SAMA members.

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 www.sama-art.org.

Healing art

“The Art of Healing Exhibition: Reflections 2013” will be on display through Aug. 23 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland Township.

This exhibition will showcase some of the works created by patients from Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Arts for Healing program.

Information: 269-7234.

Historical mail

“Letters to Sala: A Young Woman’s Life in Nazi Labor Camps” will be on display through Aug. 31 at Heritage Discovery Center, 201 sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. JAHA members are admitted free.

Information: 539-1889.

Historic exhibit

“125 Year of Organized Jewish Life: 1888 to 2013,” the Johnstown Jewish Community Heritage Project, will be on display through September at Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Information: 539-1889.

Quilt art

“The Quilts of Theresa Kristof Prah” will be on display through Nov. 1 in the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery on the first floor of the Fred M. Rogers Center at St. Vincent College, Latrobe.

Gallery hours are noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Information: 724-805-2569 or www.mccarlgallery.org.

Symbolic banners

“Stories Joyfully Embroidered: Shaanxi Folk Textiles from Northern China” will be on display through Oct. 12 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto, on the campus of St. Francis University.

The exhibition features contemporary fabric banners that were originally shown at Beijing’s National Museum of China in the mid-1990s.

Information: 472-3920 or www.sama-art.org.

Mystical art

“Seeing the Invisible: Paintings by Barbara Wachter” will be on display through Dec. 7 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

The exhibit includes 35 oil paintings of contemporary impressionism, featuring landscapes and figure studies.

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

Information: 472-3920 or www.sama-art.org.

Art retrospective

A retrospective of the art of the late Sister Maria Josephine D’Angelo, RSM, will be on display through Sept. 20 in the Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson.

The exhibit will feature more than 20 pieces, ranging from watercolors and oils to wood engravings, woodcut prints, cardboard collage and mixed media.

The Wolf-Kuhn Gallery is open to the public.

Information: 886-4131.

Photo shoot

“Journey of a Lifetime: The Photography of Christian James” will be on display through Sept. 7 at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 Eleventh Ave., Altoona.

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

Information: 946-4464 or www.sama-art.org.

Ruth Rice covers Features for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow her on Twitter at RuthRice@RuthRiceTD.

 

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