The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 11, 2013

Things to do in the region this week

JOHNSTOWN — Musical tribute

John Denver tribute artist Ted Vigil and longtime Denver guitar player Steve Weisberg will perform “Rocky Mountain High” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Tickets are $27, $31 and $35,  without fees.

Information: 269-7200 or

Noon series

Leanna McGiboney will sing a program of opera arias for the noon recital series on Tuesday at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St. in downtown Johnstown.

She is a 2007 graduate of Windber Area High School and received a bachelor of fine arts degree in vocal performance from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2012.

McGiboney returned to IUP in the fall of 2012 to work toward a master’s degree in vocal performance.

She has sung for various

opera and musical theater productions in Somerset, Cambria and Indiana counties and recently appeared with the Johnstown Civic Concert Band.

In 2012, McGiboney was a semifinalist in the National Association of Teachers of Singing’s first musical theater competition.

Her accompanist will be Robert Lacovic.

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

Information: 536-7521.

Celebrate art

Art parties and a watercolor workshop with nationally known artist Jean Pierre DeBernay will be held this week at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center,              411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

A family art party will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Satur-day, and an adult art party will be held from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

No art experience is needed for the art parties.

A watercolor workshop for more experienced artists will be held beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Admission is $40 per adult for art parties and $45 for half day and $80 for full day for workshop.

Information: 536-5399 or email

Concert series

 Pianist Jacob Ertl will perform for the Johnstown Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church,               309 Lincoln St., downtown Johnstown.

The series was formerly the Chamber Music Series of Greater Johnstown.

Ertl prefers to perform music that has a story to tell and likes to talk to his audience about the music he’s playing.

Tickets are $15 or two for $25 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students.

Information: 410-6144 or

Singing greats

“Rat Pack: Together Again” will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday at Richland Performing Arts Center, One Academic Ave., Richland.

Impersonators Tony Sands, Johnny Petillo and Geno Monroe will portray Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.

Tickets are $15 for adults,

$14 for senior citizens and $13 for students.

Information: 269-0300 or

Spirited presentation

An evening with Ryan Michaels, local native and nationally known paranormal investigator, psychic and medium, will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The evening will include a lecture, readings and refreshments. Admission is $10, and tickets will be available at the door.


Big-top fun

Piccadilly Circus comes to town with two performances at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cambria County War Memorial Arena, 326 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

There will be white tigers, Russian Cossack riders, racing camels, wild animal zoo and baby animal nursery.

Tickets are $19.75 ringside for adults, $16.75 ringside for children, $9.75 for discounted adults and $6.75 for children general admission.

Information: 536-5156 or

Song and dance

“Live, Laugh, Love,” the fall concert of Greater Johnstown Community Chorus, will be held at 7 tonight at This Is It,

1300 Frankstown Road, Johnstown, and at 7 p.m. Saturday at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.

Members of Le Dance Academie will join the chorus on some of the songs.

Tickets are $8.

Jammin’ times six

The Six, a jam band back by popular demand, will perform for the 2013 concert series at            7 p.m. Thursday at Art Works in Johnstown, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johns-town.

Band members are Rob James and Greg Joseph of The Clarks, former Rusted Root drummer Jim Donovan and regional musicians Chuck Olson, Dan Murphy and Dave Antolik.

The Six is a jam band of six talented professional musicians who get together and play               from a repertoire of more than 100 tunes.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the AW Gallery Shoppe hosting a preshow reception.

Tickets, which are $12 for nonmembers and $10 for Art Works members, include snacks and cash bar.

Proceeds will benefit Art Works in Johnstown.

Information: 535-2020.

Fall foliage

The 49th annual Bedford Fall Foliage Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in downtown Bedford.

There will be crafts, music and food.

Admission is free.

Information: 623-1771 or

Fall fun

The annual harvest festival will be held during October at Faranda’s Farm, 1171 Penn Ave., Hollsopple.

Hours are 4 p.m. to dusk Fridays, 11 a.m. to dusk Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays.

Fun Farm admission is $11 for adults and youngsters and free for children younger than 2.

Barnyard admission is $7 for adults and youngsters and free for children younger than 2.

Information: 479-7109 or

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Vale Wood Farms Pumpkin Patch will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 20 at the farm, 517 Vale Wood Road, Loretto.

There will be family-friendly activities such as a straw bale maze, giant corn box, meet the baby calf, corn maze and games.

Locally grown fall decorations will include pumpkins, gourds, mums, cornstalks, straw bales and Indian corn.

Dairy store treats will feature pumpkin pie and apple pie ice cream and apple dumplings.

Admission is $3 per person, with children ages 2 and younger admitted free.

Weekend hayride farm tours are an additional $2 per person, with children ages 2 and younger also admitted free.

Information: 886-7171 or

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Hoover’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze will be open from     10 a.m. to dusk daily through Nov. 2 at 772 Carroll Road, Patton.

Flashlight tours through the corn maze will be offered Friday and Saturday evenings, with the last admission at 8 p.m.

Admission is $5 to the corn maze, and prices vary for pumpkins.

A portion of the funds will benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger.

Information: 674-5962.

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Idlewild’s Hallowboo will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Oct. 19-20 and 26-27 at the amusement park on Route 30 in Ligonier.

There will be trick-or-treat through Story Book Forest and themed rides and attractions.

Shows will include “Rock the Graveyard” at 2, 4 and 6 p.m. at the Hillside Theater; “Molly’s Wacky Witch’s Brew” at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. at the Gazebo Stage; “Hallowboo Hoedown at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. at Story Book Forest entrance; and “Monster Mash” at the Hillside Theater immediately following the 6 p.m. Rock the Graveyard show.

Tickets are $29.99 plus tax or $24.99 for general admission and $22.99 senior citizens online.

Information: 724-238-3666 or

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Spirits on the Summit Tours will be held Saturday at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin.

Tours begin at 6 p.m. and leave every 20 minutes until 8:40 p.m.

Reservations are required.

Information: 886-6150.

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