The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 4, 2013

Things to do in region this week


Reading fun

The Tales with Tails Reading Program with AKC Canine Good Citizen Dogs will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday in the children’s department at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

Each child or family will be assigned an individual 15-minute time increment when registering.

All dogs involved in this program have passed AKC Canine Good Citizen certification and remain with handlers through the program’s length.

Sign-ups are held in the children’s department and are required for participation in this program.

Information: 536-5131, ext. 205, or email

Cop shop

The police drama “A Steady Rain” by Keith Huff will be presented at 7:30 tonight and Saturday and Thursday through Oct. 12 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Eric Shawley and Curtis Caldwell will play two Chicago policemen who are childhood friends and aspiring to move up from a shared beat to detective status. 

The two men’s drive to serve and protect will go up against the sobering backdrop of Chicago’s mean streets.

Rodney Eatman will direct the production, which is 90 minutes long without an intermission.

Tickets are $10, and the drama is suggested for mature audiences only.     

Reservations: 536-5399.

Worthy causes

A Lego-themed fundraiser to benefit Brayden Yorchek, a first-grader at Richland Elementary School who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in August, will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the school’s cafe-gym-torium.

There will be Lego racetracks, oversized Legos, bridge building, a Lego gallery and games and raffles.

Proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House and Brayden’s medical expenses.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door.

Information: 241-0591 or 421-5971.

The 14th annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday on the Pitt-Johnstown campus, Richland Township. 

Pre-walk food, entertainment and children’s activities will begin at 5 behind Blackington Hall, with the walk beginning at 7.

Blood cancer patients and survivors will carry white illuminated lanterns on the two-mile noncompetitive walk, and each team walking in memory of a loved one will carry a gold lantern.

Registration: 412-697-2852 or

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