The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 2, 2010

EVENTS | Passion presentation

“More Than Just a Man,” a passion play, will be presented at 7 tonight through Sunday at Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene, 1006 Rowena Drive, Ebensburg.

This dramatic musical portrays the ministry, life, death and Resurrection of Jesus as seen through the eyes of Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea – providing a compelling glimpse into the controversy surrounding the Messiah and his triumphant Resurrection.

Refreshments will be served after each performance, and child care will be provided.

Admission is free, and a free-will offering will be collected.

Information: 472-4672.

Walking the walk

East Hills, Windber and Forest Hills ministeriums will commemorate Good Friday with cross walks to depict Christ’s last steps.

East Hills’ Procession of the Cross will be held from noon to 3 p.m. and will start at Beulah United Methodist Church, 716 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Stops will be at Homestead Avenue United Methodist Church, 101 Homestead Ave.; Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren, 1068 Bedford St.; Oakland United Methodist Church, 1504 Bedford St.; Little’s Beverage Distributor, 2202 Bedford St., for Belmont United Methodist Church; Bel-Air Plaza parking lot, for Bethany United Methodist Church; and Mount Calvary Lutheran Church,

1000 Scalp Ave., Richland Township.

Windber Ministerium’s cross walk also will be held from noon to 3.

The walk will begin and end at Windber Church of the Brethren, 500 19th St.

Other stops are St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church, 605 Graham Ave., and Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave.

Forest Hills Ministerium will hold a cross walk from 9 to 11 a.m., starting at Sidman United Methodist Church, 1108 Mill Road.

The walk will end at First United Methodist Church, 500 Maple St., South Fork, where prayers will be held on the church steps before a light lunch is served.

Dual exhibits

Munster resident and local artist Mary F. Lessard will have exhibits from her “What My Eyes Have Seen” collection on display through May 14 at two area venues.

Twenty-four watercolor paintings conceived in and around India, the Baltic Sea, Argentina and Uruguay will be on display at the Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson.

The show is sponsored by Mount Aloysius Art Alliance and can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

For weekend admission, call 886-6327.

Seventeen paintings featuring Tuscany and Italy as well as floral arrangements will be on display at Memorial Medical Center’s Main Campus, 1086 Franklin St., Johnstown.

These paintings can be viewed at the third floor atrium, the fifth floor lobby and the fifth floor nursery.

Lessard will donate 10 percent of all sales at the medical center to Conemaugh Health Foundation’s Arts in Healing program.

Lay of the land(scape)

“An American Landscape: Interpretations of the Artist” will be on display through Sept. 10 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

The exhibit features traditional landscape paintings as well as abstract works and photographs.

The 43 pieces come from the museum’s permanent collection in Loretto.

 Local artists are Joe Servello of Altoona, S. Scott Steberger of Lilly and Ralph C. Welsh III and Anna Marie Schnur, both of Somerset.

Museum hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and one hour before performances at the arts center.

Admission: Free.

Information: 269-7234.

Egging on the kids

An Easter egg hunt will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bethany United Methodist Church, 112 Leventry Road, Richland Township.

 The event is for children ages newborn to 12.

 There will be three separate areas for the children to find eggs with candy and special surprises inside. 

There also will be a prize drawing for a large Easter basket.

Information: 266-9588 or

Dramatic spotlight

Several high school plays will be staged this week.

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