The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


December 7, 2012

Events | Home for Christmas

Moxham Renaissance will present “Homespun Christmas” from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Russell House Community Center, 538 Park Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

In addition to trees decorated in a homey style, there will be refreshments, a basket auction, children’s crafts, Santa, a train display, country store, baked goods, poinsettias and carriage rides.

Admission is free.

Information: 536-1555.

Immigrant traditions

“Immigrant Christmas Traditions” will be presented by Johnstown Area Heritage Association at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 15 and 26 at the Wagner-Ritter House & Garden, 418 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Traditional family Christmas activities will be offered at Heritage Discovery Center before the tours begin.

This year, Swedish, Carpatho-Russian and German Protestant traditions from the late 19th and early 20th centuries will be spotlighted.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children for JAHA members and $12 for adults and $7 for children for nonmembers.

Reservations: 539-1889.

Holiday concert

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

The concert will feature the Hansel and Gretel Overture, “Sleigh Ride,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers,” “Handel’s Royal Fireworks” and selections from Handel’s “Messiah.”

Johnstown Symphony Chorus will perform “ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” Johnstown Christmas Memories featuring “Hardrock, Coco and Joe,” “Suzy Snowflake” and “Frosty the Snowman” and selections from Handel’s “Messiah.”

Two sing-alongs will feature sacred and secular music, and there will be an early visit from Santa Claus.

Tickets are $30, $35 and $40, for adults and $15 for students.

Information: 269-7200,

535-6738 or

Advent musical

“Anticipation and Celebration” will be presented by Robert and Linda Lacovic at 7:30 tonight at the The Grand Halle on Broad Street, 306 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Robert Lacovic will play the 112-year-old pipe organ, and his wife, Linda, will sing and lead the audience in familiar holiday classics.

Tickets, which are $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for preschoolers, will be available at the door.

The recital is sponsored by Friends of The Steeples Project, which will sponsor a door prize and chance off baskets.

Information: 536-7986.

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