The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


August 2, 2013

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


The Community Band South will perform during a free band concert at 7 p.m. Sunday on the Diamond in Ligonier.

The concerts are sponsored by the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce, and guests should bring their own seating.

In case of rain, the performance will be held inside the town hall auditorium.

Information: 724-238-4200 or

Park program

 “Animal Adaptations” will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 10 miles west of Altoona off the Gallitzin exit of Route 22.

Visitors will learn about Pennsylvania critters and how they are adapted for survival in the wild.

The program is free and open to the public.

Information: 886-6150.

Van tour

“Journey Around Lake Conemaugh” van tour will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. through Aug. 24 beginning at Johnstown Flood National Memorial Visitor Center.

Visitors will board the van at the visitor center and travel to the north and south abutments of the South Fork Dam, as well as the clubhouse building.

They will learn the history of the dam, interesting facts about the South Fork Fishing & Hunting Club and its members and the events of May 31, 1889.

Tours will not be offered Aug. 11 and 25.

The tour is included with park admission, and reservations are encouraged, but not required.

Information: 495-4643.

Singing meeting

The 38th annual Pennsylvania State Singing Convention will be held Thursday through Aug. 11 at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, 201 S. Walnut St., Martinsburg.

Singing begins at 6 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. Aug. 9-11.

Performers will include the Little Roy & Lizzy Show at 8 p.m. Thursday, the Gold City Quartet at 7 p.m. Aug. 9, the Kingsmen Quartet at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 and Lulu Roman from “Hee Haw” at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

The convention is sponsored by the Vicksburg Quartet.

Admission and parking are free.

Information: 695-9356 or

Call for actors

Auditions for Altoona Community Theater’s production of Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” will be held at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Blair County Arts Foundation office, 1212 12th Ave., Altoona.

The show will open the theater’s 2013-2014 season Sept. 19-21.   

Needed roles are for one female in her early 20s, one male in his mid-20s, one mature female and three mature males of any age.

Volunteers also are needed for backstage crews.  

Information: 943-4357 or

Frog fest

Fairfield Boys Club will hold its 44th annual Frog Jumping Contest Saturday at the Fairfield Community Center Grounds, 170 Beauford Road, Route 711, between Ligonier and New Florence.

Registration will be from 10:30 to noon, and frog jumping starts at 11:30.

 The five age divisions are ages 6 and younger, ages 7-9, ages 10-12, ages 13-15 and ages 16 and older.   

There will be a trophy winner in each division, and division winners will compete in a jump off for the $50 grand prize.

Information: 446-5659 or 724-235-9729.

 Farm fresh

The fourth annual Farmers Market will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday through mid-October at Strongstown Homecoming & Historical Society, 14895 Route 422 Highway East, Strongstown.

Information: 243-0289.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

Do you think pet obituaries should be included with death notices?

Yes, my pet is considered a member of the family.
No, pet obituaries are inappropriate.
Pet obituaries should be placed on a different page in the newspaper.
     View Results