The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


December 28, 2012

Events | Happy new year

JOHNSTOWN — Ring in the new year with Celebration Johnstown beginning at 6 p.m. Monday at various venues in downtown Johnstown.

The no-cost, family-friendly, alcohol-free event features musical entertainment and children’s activities.

Venues are:

-- First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St.: Jazz in your Face 6 to 8 p.m.

-- Cambria County Library, 248 Main St.: Max Volk, 6 to 7, and Rosie & the Jammers, 7:30 to 9:45, main room; Classic Clowns, 6 to 8, lobby; and crafts and storytelling, 6 to 9, community room.

-- St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 335 Locust St., Hard Rok, Coco & Joe, 6 to 8, and Bo Moore, 8:30 to 9:45, sanctuary; Jennifer Drummey, 6 to 7:30, and Jerry Intihar, 8 to 9:45, church hall.

-- Franklin Street United Methodist Church, Franklin and Locust streets: Magician Bob Beatty, 6 to 7, and Cash Review, 7:30 to 9:45, church hall; and Whiskey River Panhandlers, 6:30 to 8:30, sanctuary.

-- First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St.: Vivace Strings, 6 to 7 p.m., Bishop McCort Brass Choir, 7 to 8, and Southside Strays, 8 to 9:30, all in the sanctuary; Paul Stephenson, 7 to 9, and the Face Painting Factory, 7 to 9, church hall.                    

Misty Haven Carriage Rides of Davidsville will provide rides throughout the downtown beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 a person.

The celebration will end with fireworks at 9:45.

Hockey action

Traditional New Year’s Eve hockey will feature the Johnstown Tomahawks hosting the Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings at 6 p.m. Monday at Cambria County War Memorial, 326 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

To celebrate New Year’s Eve, the first 1,500 fans will receive a Tomahawks cowbell.

Tickets are $8, $10 and $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger.

Information: 536-5156 or

Worthy cause

“Steeples People Holiday Gathering,” a fundraising concert for The Steeples Project, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Halle of Broad Street, formerly Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church,

306 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Doors will open at 6:30, and seating is limited.

The concert will feature finger-style guitarist George Byich and singer-songwriter Tim Dabbs, who will perform a seasonal program separately and together.

Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided by the Phoenix Tavern.

Admission is $15.

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