The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 4, 2013

Things to do in region this week


Fall brews

The third annual Windber Oktoberfest will be held from noon to midnight Saturday at Windber Recreation Park, Route 160.

The event, which features fall beers, is presented by Windber Volunteer Fire Company and Windber Area Municipal Authority.

Admission is free. Parking is $5 a vehicle.

Information: 467-6696, 467-7111 or 525-0726.

Heritage days

The 16th annual Cresson Area Heritage Days, sponsored by the Cresson Chamber of Commerce, will be held today through Sunday along Front Street in Cresson.

There will be music and craft and food vendors.

A car show, sponsored by the Portage Cruisers Car Club, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free.

Information: 886-5751 or

Fall foliage

The 49th annual Bedford Fall Foliage Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 12-13 in downtown Bedford.

There will be crafts, music and food.

Admission is free.

Information: 623-1771 or

Racing fun

The 38th annual Johnstown Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K Fun Walk/Race, sponsored by the Greater Johnstown Community YMCA, will be held Sunday in downtown Johnstown.

The marathon begins at 9 a.m. at the Inclined Plane and finishes at Point Stadium.

There also will be relays, a corporate challenge, lollipop races for children and an all you-can-eat spaghetti dinner.

The YMCA is looking for boys and girls ages 6 to 15 to participate in the local NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition. 

The program is a national skills competition for boys and girls in five separate age divisions – 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15.

They will compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking in a fun and engaging forum. 

The program is free.

Winners of the local competition will continue to the sectional competition to be held Oct. 19 in Uniontown.

Information: 535-8381.

Roundball lessons

Greater Johnstown Community YMCA is taking registrations for the Y-Winners instructional basketball program. 

Children will learn the fundamentals, skills and drills to play the game of basketball. 

Classes for ages 5-7 will begin Monday from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m.,  and classes for ages 8-12 will begin Wednesday from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. 

Information: 535-8381 or

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