The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


August 2, 2013

Music extravaganza leads list of what's happening for the weekend


 A walkathon to benefit Eddie Bohadel of Mundys Corner, who has experienced spinal cord trauma, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Central Cambria High School, Ebensburg.

Sponsorship forms may be picked up at Sherwin Williams in Ebensburg, Martellas Pharmacy in Parkhill, Tammy’s Total Image in Nanty Glo or on Facebook at Walk-A-Thon for Eddie.

Entertainment will be provided by Ole 97, and concessions will be available.

Information: 421-7932.

A basket raffle to benefit the Pine Grove Cemetery in Urey, Indiana County, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Glen Campbell fire hall on Main Street.

Music will be provided by DJ Bair Music beginning at 4, and food will be available.

Information: 845-2241 or 845-7818.

Bandshell blast

AmeriServ Free Summer Concerts at Roxbury Bandshell will continue Sunday at the bandshell at Roxbury Park along Franklin Street, Johnstown.

Galactic Cowboy Orchestra will perform new grass art rock at 5.

Fresh food

Produce to People, a free feeding program for low-income residents, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, 445 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

To qualify, a household must earn income within 150 percent of the poverty line, receive Medicare, Social Security or unemployment or be eligible for free or reduced price school lunches.

Participants are asked to bring bags or boxes because they will be given 35 to 45 pounds of fresh produce.

It is free to participate.

Information: 659-2109, 412-460-3663, ext. 727, or

Firemen’s fun

The 92nd annual convention of the Volunteer Firemen’s Association of Cambria County & Vicinity will continue today and Saturday at Adams Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 2, St. Michael.

A bucket brigade competition will be held at 6 tonight.

Admission is free.

Dinner music

The series of Songworks Acoustic Dinners will continue from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Grand Halle, 306 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

An ethnic dinner will be served at 6:30, and Songworks members Teresa Fisher and Ray Flores will perform and host an open mic at 7:30.

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

Information: 536-7986 or email

Performance venue

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

A teen open mic night will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 Tuesday.

The first half will be an open mic for anyone, and the second half will feature a local teen band performing.

Concessions will be available.

Information: 410-2245.

Outdoor music

The 35th free summer Concerts on the Green will feature Walt & Jackie from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday on the grounds of Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

Johnstown Reed Band will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Central Park, downtown              Johnstown.

 Summer Music on the Square concert series will feature vocalist Michele Bailey at 2 p.m. Sunday at the gazebo in downtown Bedford.

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