Local authors Jim and Suzanne Gindlesperger will discuss “So You Think You Know Antietam” and hold a book signing at 6:30 tonight and 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at Books-A-Million in The Galleria, 500 Galleria Drive, Richland Township.
Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center will collect donations of canned goods at several events in December as part of the Arts Coalition of the Alleghenies’ Pantry Project.
Donation opportunities are today, Sunday, Dec. 9 and 14 at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.
Before the goods are donated, a Bottle Works’ artist will create a sculpture with the donations on Dec. 14.
Donations also will be accepted at Bottle Works from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
“Christmas Stories 2012” will be presented by The Parlor Players at 8 tonight and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Dillweed Bed & Breakfast, Route 403, Dilltown.
Dessert and coffee will be served at 7 tonight and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Chris Collins of Ebensburg will bring to life “Seven Principles of Christmas” by Garrison Keillor.
Theresa Patrick of Indiana will present the Christmas pageant excerpt from “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving.
Eric Shawley of Johnstown will interpret “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry.
Advance reservations are required, and seating is limited.
The cost is $16 per person.
The Christmastown Railroad will be on display through Jan. 1 in the community room of Arbutus Park Manor, 207 Ottawa St. in Richland Township.
The model train exhibit was put together by enthusiasts Ron Reinbold and Win Garland.
The railroad can be viewed from noon to 2 and 5 to 8 p.m. today; noon Saturday; noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday; 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 7; 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 9; 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 11; 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 14, 15, 17 and 19; noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 22; 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 23; and 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 25, 27, 29 and Jan. 1.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The 42nd Holly Bazaar will be held through Dec. 24 at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
The arts center will be closed Christmas Day and Dec. 29-31 and Jan. 1-2.
Admission is free.