The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 23, 2012

Events | Holiday crafts


The seventh annual Light-Up Night for Jackson Township will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 Sunday at Veterans Park, 200 Adams Ave., Vinco.

There will be a Festival of the Trees, caroling and an appearance by Santa.

Book signing

Georgia Wild of Somerset will autograph copies of her new book “Learning to Crochet With Glass” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

She will discuss the techniques used in her book and have samples of her work, which includes scarves, jewelry and ornaments.

Information: 255-6515.

Disco fever

The third annual Del’s Disco Reunion will be held at 8 tonight at Joey Del’s 2001 Catering, 2001 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Doors will open at 8, with dancing from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.  

A $10 cover will include sodas, cups, ice and entertainment.

Hearty breakfasts

 A buffet breakfast will be held from 4 to 9 a.m. Monday at South Fork United Methodist Church, 500 Maple St., South Fork.

Pancakes, eggs, sausage, hash browns, sweets, coffee and juice will be served.

Proceeds will benefit the First in Mission Fund.

The cost is $6 per person.

An all-you-can-eat hunter’s breakfast, including sausage, bacon, pancakes and eggs, will be served from 3 to 8 a.m. Monday at Camp Sequanota, off Route 30, west of Jennerstown.

Information: 629-6627 or email

Art luncheons

A lunch a l’art program showcasing the Allied Artists exhibit will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland Township.

Reservations are required by Monday.

After lunch, a gallery tour will be given by members of the Allied Artists.

The cost is $9 per person.

Information: 269-7234.

A reception in celebration of “Biennial 2012” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

Reservations are required by Wednesday.

This year’s exhibit includes 131 works from nearly 100 artists and will remain on view through Jan. 26.

The cost for the reception is $25 per person or $20 for SAMA members and Biennial 2012 artists.

Information: 472-3920.

Worthy cause

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.

Performance venue

The Blues Gathering will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Book bargains

Inclined to Read Bookstore is having its annual holiday sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

There will be a large selection of holiday, religious, vintage and coffee-table books.  

Coffee-table books are $2, hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are 25 cents each or five for $1.  

In conjunction with the book sale, the Friends of the Library will sell locally made baked goods and knitted items from  the library’s knitting group, the Knit Wits.  

Santa will be available from 1 to 4 with a special book for each child.

Information: 536-5131, or on Facebook.

Gifted musicians

Simple Gifts, a fun and energetic musical duo, will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at the JFK Student Center on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

The award-winning musical duo plays a variety of ethnic folk styles, from lively Irish jigs, to down-home American reels.

They combine tradition and innovation while playing 12 instruments between them.

The event is open to the public, and admission is free.

Santa’s sleigh

Santa will arrive by sleigh at 6:30 tonight in Ligonier led into town by a parade.

After Santa flips the switch to light up the Diamond, he will greet children in the community room of town hall.

Sleigh rides will be available in front of town hall following the lighting of the Diamond.

Vintage Christmas short features and cartoons will be shown in the auditorium of town hall.

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 unlimited visits pass for standard vehicle only.

Information: (800) 434-8006 or


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