The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


December 28, 2012

Events | Happy new year



Coffeehouse concert

Bossler and Naill will perform a holiday concert showcasing classic and contemporary Christmas favorites from 6 to 8 tonight at Hebrew’s Coffee Co., 103 S. Richard St., Bedford.

The duo has performed together during their college years at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson. This is the first time they will present a concert of their own.

Bossler and Naill met in 2006 at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association district choir festival.

All proceeds will be donated to the Bedford County Relay for Life Cancer Research Foundation.

Information: 623-8600.

Rewriting the rules

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their “You Write the Rules” World Tour to the region at 7 tonight at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

For the game, fans will decide the rules.

Fans can go online to to vote for which ground-breaking rule, such as playing with two basketballs at once or getting double the points for each basket, they want to see implemented in the game.

Tickets are $20, $25, $30 and $55.

Information: (800) 298-4200 or

Bright lights

Holiday Lights on the Lake will be open through Jan. 6 at Lakemont Park, 700 Park Ave., Altoona.

Hours are 6 to 10 nightly.

The cost is $10 for standard passenger vehicle; $20 for commercial van; $25 for school bus; $75 for motorcoach; and $34.95 for an unlimited-visits pass for standard vehicles.

Information: (800) 434-8006 or

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Overly’s Country Christmas will be open through Tuesday at Westmoreland Fairgrounds, Greensburg.

Hours are 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The cost is $10 per vehicle Mondays through Thursdays and $12 per vehicle Fridays through Sundays; $15 per limousine, extended passenger van or minibus.

Information: (724) 423-1400 or

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An outdoor Winter Light Garden exhibit will be on display from 5 to 10 nightly through Jan. 6 at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh.

Entry to the light garden is included in the price of conservatory admission, which is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and students and $9 for children ages 2-18.

Conservatory members and children younger than 2 will be admitted free.   

Upcoming festivities at Phipps include Candlelight Evenings, through Jan. 6; Brunch in Bloom, Sunday and Jan. 6; Family Fun Days, through Sunday; and New Year’s Eve Family Celebration, Monday.


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