The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 30, 2012

Events | Spirit gift


The annual Christmas Craft Shoppe will open to the public through Dec. 19 at Laurel Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave., Somerset.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 443-2433 or email

Beat goes on

A drum circle will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Facilitator Rachel Allen is trained in West African, Middle Eastern and many other cultural traditions.

The cost is $5 per person.

Information: 536-5399.

Performance venue

Scott Jeffreys Triad will present jazz fusion from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Information: 410-2245.

Book bargains

The Inclined to Read Bookstore will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday for its annual holiday sale at the Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

Coffee-table books are $2, hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are 25 cents each or five for $1.  

The Friends of the Library will sell locally made baked goods and knitted items from  the library’s knitting group, the Knit Wits.  

Santa will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. with a special book for each child.

Information: 536-5131, or on Facebook.

Christmas town

Ligonier Christmas Town Wide Open House will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in downtown Ligonier.

Valley Players of Ligonier will perform “The All-New Ligonier Christmas Show” at 2:30 p.m. at Ligonier Theater.  

Ligonier Valley Historical Society’s “Festival of Lights” will be on display from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the community room of Ligonier Town Hall.

Candlelight tours through the restored 1799 stagecoach stop at the Compass Inn Museum in Laughlintown will be held from 3 to 7.  

Nativities will be on display from noon to 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Heritage United Methodist Church on the Diamond.

Information: (724) 238-7580.  

General information: (724) 238-4200 or

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