The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 23, 2012

Events | Holiday crafts

The 42nd Holly Bazaar will be held through Dec. 24 at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

The arts center will be closed Christmas Day and Dec. 29-31 and Jan. 1-2.

Admission is free.

Information: 255-6515.

Pet party

Tunes for Tails fundraiser for the Humane Society of Cambria County will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Bands will include rock jam band Southside Strays, Americana folk band Whiskey River Panhandlers, classic rock and jazz group Blue Collar Fate and Celtic bluegrass band Tree.

Tickets, which are $10, will be available at the door.

Information: 535-4176.

Themed retreat

A Thanksgiving break will be held today through Monday at Johnstown Children’s Museum at the Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

All activities will be themed on Thanksgiving, the harvest season and colonial America.

Admission is free to JAHA members and $6 for nonmembers.

Scheduled activities are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today: Food preservation and butter making; colonial games.

Saturday’s activities: 11 a.m. to noon: Seeds and How They Travel.

Noon to 1 p.m.: Colonial games.

1 p.m.: Mark Weakland concert.

2 to 3 p.m.: Turkey call craft, animal tracks activity, butter making and Indian corn craft.

Sunday’s activities: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Turkey call craft, animal tracks activity, butter making and colonial games.

Monday’s activities: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Indian corn craft and colonial games.

Information: 539-1889.

Santa’s Sinatra

“Sinatra Sings Santa” featuring Steve Lippia will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.

Tickets are $38, $35 and $30.

Information: 467-9070.

Fall fundraiser

The annual fall fundraiser for Windber Hospice will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Buford’s Saloon, Jerome.

DJ Denny Salem will provide entertainment from 8 to midnight.

Guests must be 21 years of age to attend.

There will be a basket raffle and door prizes.

Admission is $5 and includes finger foods and entertainment.  

Proceeds benefit Windber Hospice.

Thankful laughs

Giving Thanks for Laughter Comedy Night will be held Saturday at Anthony’s Restaurant, 725 Scalp Ave., Richland Township.

Doors will open at 6:45, with showtime at 7:15.

The evening will feature Just Dana with Susan V. Pappas and Brett Fabina.

There will be a cash bar.

Tickets, which are $15 and include appetizers, are available at Anthony’s.

Information: 269-4008.

Crafty Christmas

The annual Christmas Craft Shoppe is open through Dec. 19 at Laurel Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave., Somerset.

Handmade local art – cards, jewelry, pottery and papercuttings – is available for purchase.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 443-2433 or email

Light-up celebrations

A Light-Up Celebration, sponsored by West Hills Merchants Association and Somerset Trust Co., will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in front of the bank’s office on Lyter Drive in Westwood.

Children will be given stockings that can be filled with small gifts at participating businesses in Westwood.

Somerset Trust is sponsoring free sleigh rides during the event, starting in front of the bank.

There will be free hot chocolate and donut holes for participants.

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