The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


February 20, 2014

Heartbreakers' Brawl happening this weekend in Windber


Roller action

The Highland Heartbreakers will go up against Coal Miner’s Slaughter at the Heartbreakers’ Brawl from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Windber Community Building, 1605 Graham Ave.

Both teams are part of J-Town Roller Girls, a women’s flat track roller derby league.

A half-time event featuring dog items and monetary donations will benefit Operation Pit Bull, which advocates supporting pit bulls in the area through education.

Admission is $5, and children who share a chair will be admitted free with a paying adult.


Go gaga

Impersonator Athena Reich will portray pop star Lady Gaga at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.

Tickets are $24, $28 and $32.

Information: 467-9070 or

Heart beat

Cambria-Somerset Heart Ball will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sunnehanna Country Club, 1000 Sunnehanna Drive, Westmont.

The evening will feature silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing.

Tickets are $125.

Information: 941-3779, 548-7634 or


“Bye Bye Birdy” will be presented at 7 tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Richland Performing Arts Center, One Academic Ave., Richland Township.

Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students.

Information: 269-0300 or

“Mirror Image: A Real Enchanted Musical” will be presented at 7 tonight and Saturday and Feb. 28 and March 1 at Blacklick Valley High School, 555 Birch St., Nanty Glo.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students at the door or in advance at or by email at

Lego my robot

The second annual First LEGO League Challenge will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, 445 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

The 2014 theme is “Nature’s Fury.”

Local teams competing include 9- to 14-year olds from Johnstown Christian School, Windber Area School District, Homeschool Association in Hollsopple and Central Cambria Middle School.

Admission is free.

Information: 255-8704, ext. 2215, or email

Doll of the year

The American Girls Afterschool Program for children in grades 1 through 6 will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the children’s department at  Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

This program will focus on 2014’s American Girl Doll of the Year, Isabelle, with book readings, crafts and other activities about her story.

Registration is required, and space is limited.

Information: 536-5131, ext. 205.

Hip-hop stop

“Hip Hop: 56 and Runnin’ ” will be presented from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Art Works building of Bottle Works, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

 Chris Deville, TEN/27 and Royal Dutchie will perform hip-hop, backed by DJ  M.O.E.  

Ron Fisher, a former local bank manager now heading up 56 & Runnin’ Ent, will be on hand to explain how he has applied his financial expertise to managing music and dance artists.

Fisher is booking and managing various music and dance groups into venues in a wide geographic area, including Pittsburgh, through 56 & Runnin’ Ent.

He also will talk about copyrights.

The donation at the door is $10.  

Information: 536-5399.

Mardi Gras party

Roxbury Bandshell Preservation Alliance will hold its Fat Friday benefit beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at Masonic Temple, 130 Valley Pike, Johnstown.

No tickets will be sold at the door.

The Mardi Gras evening will feature a buffet dinner, beads, door prizes and dance music by Flood City Brass.

Tickets are $25.

Proceeds go directly to the ongoing restoration of Roxbury Bandshell.

Information: 536-5107.

Book bargains

Romance novels and audio books on cassette will be featured at Inclined to Read Bookstore in the lobby at the Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

The store also will be filled with fiction and nonfiction, including art, biography, cookbooks, gardening, health and well-being, self-help, history, literature, sports, murder mystery and suspense.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and   10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Hardback books are $1, children’s books are 50 cents, paperbacks are 25 cents and audio books are 50 cents.

Information: 536-5131.

Dabbling in art

“The Tower of Dabble” will be on display through March 22 at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The exhibit features the blending of contemporary and caricature art by local artists Chris Tower and Duane Webb.

Caricature classes taught by Webb will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and March 15.

The cost is $15 for nonmembers and $13 for members.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 536-5399.

Performance venue

Music will be on the menu at the Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Mosiac Foundation will perform original reggae from 7 to 11 tonight.

Formed in early 2009, the foundation is on a mission to bring its audiences authentic roots reggae.

Tickets are $10 in advance online and $12 at the door.


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