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October 4, 2013

Things to do in region this week


Aviation presentation

“Amazing Black Boxes: The Story of Why Planes Crash or Arrive Safely” will be presented by aviation author and researcher Craig “Buzz” Conroy at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Summit Lodge No. 312 F&AM, 755 Rubisch Road, Ebensburg.

Conroy will show an actual black box during his presentation.

He was in Somerset one hour after Flight 93 crashed and his recollections will become part of the Flight 93 Permanent Memorial of the United States Park Service.

The presentation is open to the public and the media.

Story time

A drop-in family storytime session will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday in the children’s department at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

“Exploring Space: Star Wars Reads Day” will feature books, activities and a craft about stars, planets and galaxies.

Those who dress up in a Star Wars costume can win a special Star Wars prize.

There is no age limit, and no registration is required.

The programs are free.

Information: 536-5131, ext. 205.

Gardening workshop

A Fall Gardening Symposium presented by Penn State Master Gardeners of Cambria County will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the meeting room at 499 Manor Drive, Ebensburg.

The five topics of interest to gardeners are the Tranquility Gardens in Johnstown, cooking with herbs, confronting lyme disease, hybridizing Asiatic and daylilies and growing blackberry and black raspberry bushes.

All sessions will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

A gourmet lunch, snacks and door prizes will be included in the $25 fee.

Information: 472-7986.

Performance venue

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

An acoustic open mic session with Adam and Micah from Striped Maple Hollow will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday.

Doors will open at 7, and admission is $3.

Information: 410-2245.

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