The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


June 5, 2014

Look who's playing at the bandshell bash this weekend


Miners’ celebration

The 2014 Miners’ Memorial Day celebration will be held Thursday through June 15 on Graham Avenue in Windber.

There will be car, motorcycle and truck/ATV shows, live entertainment, street dances, fireworks, food and craft vendors, children’s petting zoo and games and a parade.

Bandshell bash

The AmeriServ Free Sunday Concert Series continues at 5 p.m. Sunday at Roxbury Bandshell, Franklin Street in the Roxbury section of Johnstown.

Striped Maple Hollow will bring folk, bluegrass and country at 5, and Hard Rok, KoKo & Joe will play classic rock, country, rockabilly, folk, rhythm and blues and Jimmy Buffett at 6.

Food and beverages will be provided by Holy Cross National Catholic Church in Moxham.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the bandshell’s restoration fund.

Guests are advised to bring lawn chairs for seating.

Noon series

Patrick Romano, 81, will play piano and sing at noon Tuesday at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., downtown Johns-town.

Romano has played at many clubs, churches and social events and is a volunteer performer in the atrium at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.

The free program will be followed by a light lunch and an opportunity to meet the artist.

Information: 536-7521.

Music ministry

Professional ministry musicians Greg and Rebecca Ed Sparks will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Art Works building of Bottle Works, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The concert will feature rock and soul music from their new CD “Love.”

Ben Cadenhead will open the concert.

Admission: $10.

Proceeds from the concert are used to carry on their musical ministry.  

Information: 535-2020.

Star gazers

“Summer Sky Over Johnstown,” an astronomy workshop and stargazing adventure, will be held at 7:30 tonight at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave. and its Art Works building, 413 Third Ave., both in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Steve Lindberg of Pitt-Johnstown will begin the evening with a workshop at Bottle Works, then stargazers will go up on the rooftop of the Art Works building, where telescopes will be set up.  

The evening will end with a constellation snack.  

The cost is $10 per family.

Information: 536-5399.

Dinner and song

Sam Coco and Barry Poglein will perform for the Songworks Dinner Series Thursday at the Grand Halle on Broad Street,  306 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Doors will open at 5:45 p.m., with dinner service by Ace’s Catering from 6 to 7 and the performance from 7 to 8:30.

Admission is $12 for the meal and performance and $5 for the performance only.

Information: 536-7986.

Library list

Activities for young and old will take place at Highland Community Library, 330 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

Tales with Tails, a literacy initiative that encourages children of all abilities to read stories to dogs who love to listen, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday.

Children of all ages and abilities are invited to come read to AKC-certified Good Citizen dogs one-on-one.

Participation is free and helps build confidence as well as improve reading skills for participants.

Senior Crime Prevention University will be presented by the Pennsylvania District Attorney’s office at 1 p.m. Thursday.

The free program is designed to help seniors be aware, avoid becoming victims and alert them to telemarketing and sweepstakes fraud.

Information: 266-5610.

Fun Friday

A  weather and summer fun themed “No School Fun Friday” will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. today at Johnstown Children’s Museum, Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johns-town.

Jim Burton, chief meteorologist at WJAC-TV, will do a special presentation on weather at 2 and 3 p.m. and present storytimes for younger children.

Children also can go out on the rooftop garden to talk about the weather and make a special sun and rainbow craft.

Admission is free to JAHA members or with museum admission.

Information: 539-1889.

Worthy causes

A wine-tasting benefit for Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s auxiliary will be held from 6 to 9 tonight at Meadowbrook School Bed and Breakfast, 160 Engbert Road, Richland Township.

The cost is $45 per person.

Information: 534-5985.

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