The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

March 22, 2013

Events | Motown magic


— The a cappella quintet Rockapella will present “Motown & More” at Winter Jazz 2013 at 7:30 tonight at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Proceeds will benefit the Blackington Endowment, which provides funding that enables the arts center to present artists throughout the season.

Tickets are $39 for adults and $10 for students.

Information: 269-7200.

Easter events

“The Living Last Supper” will be presented by Oakland United Methodist Church choir and drama team at 7 p.m. Thursday and March 29 at the church,  1504 Bedford St., Johnstown.

The cast will feature Dave Long as Simon Peter; Steve Parker as Andrew; Bob Shostek as James the Lesser; Brian Platt as James the Greater; Dallen Selders as Matthew; Bill Kishlock as Simon the Zealot; Bill Patrick as Bartholomew; Tom Young as Phillip; Lynn Bray as Thaddaeus; Mike D’Angelo as John; Brian Hayes as Thomas; Bruce Griffith as Judas; and Dave Webb as Jesus.

Megan Shostek and Gabby Fiffick will portray women servants, and Jim Fiffick will portray the housemaster.

Communion will be served at the Thursday service, and prayer and anointing will be offered March 29.

The passion play “His Name Is Jesus, Lamb of God” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday through March 30 at Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship, 3429 Elton Road, Richland Township.

“Easter Journey,” a dramatic program told in storyteller fashion, will be presented from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Somerset Church of the Brethren, 606 Berlin Plank Road, Berlin.

Christian singers

“Third Day: The Miracle Tour” will bring contemporary Christian band Third Day to Johnstown at 7 p.m. Saturday at Cambria County War Memorial Arena, 326 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

American Idol finalist Colton Dixon and Christian pop singer Josh Wilson will be special guests.

Tickets are $25 plus fees.

Information: 536-5156, or

Beach scene

The eighth annual Buffetman Beach Party, sponsored by Alternative Community Resource Program, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Happy hour will be held from 7 to 8, and Jimmy Buffett impersonator Tom Watt will perform at 8.

Tickets, which are $20, will be available at the door.

Vocal performance

University of Pittsburgh Men’s Glee Club will perform as part of the Chamber Music Series of Greater Johnstown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., downtown Johnstown.

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

Information: 467-7943 or

Eggs-ordinary events

The annual Community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by East Hills Kiwanis Club, will be held at 5 p.m. today at Kiwanis Memorial Park to Veterans along Theater Drive in Richland Township.

The hunt is open to children ages 10 and younger, and the area surrounding Kiwanis Pavilion will be divided into two age categories – ages 5 and older and ages 4 and younger.

There will be a special egg in each section for the grand prize.

Various Easter events will be held at The Galleria, Richland Township.

An Easter Craft and Gift Expo will be held today through Sunday.

Children can visit the Easter Bunny and get their picture taken through March 30.

Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Bolivar Volunteer Fire Company, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the fire hall, 616 Washington St., Bolivar.

The hunt is open to any child ages 13 and younger.

Information: 724-676-4714.

Irish up

The local Irish band Tree will perform tonight for (Next to) Last Friday at the Ethnic Social Club on the fourth floor of Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Doors will open at 5 with music starting at 5:30. There is no cover charge.

The four-person band plays a mix of traditional Celtic music and Irish rock.

Information: 539-1889.

Book celebration

The fifth annual Children’s Book Festival, sponsored by The Learning Lamp, will be held today through Sunday at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center and Art Works in Johnstown! both in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Hours are 6 to 8:30 tonight, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free.

Information: 262-0732 or

Fairy-tale finery

The seventh annual Cinderella Project will bring all the makings of a fairy-tale evening to area high school girls from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at YWCA of Greater Johnstown, 526 Somerset St. in the Kernville section of Johnstown.

Prom gowns, shoes, wraps, purses and jewelry will be available.

There are no income requirements to choose a prom outfit at no cost.

Admission is free.

Information: 536-3519.

Noon series

Organist Robert Lacovic will perform at noon Tuesday for the recital series at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., downtown Johnstown.

Lacovic received a degree in music from the University of Pittsburgh in 1972 and has been giving individualized piano instruction for 34 years.

He also has been organist and choir director at numerous churches, including Immaculate Conception, Christ Lutheran and Franklin Street United Methodist.

Lacovic has been accompanist for his wife, Linda, as well as the Pitt Men’s Glee Club, the Johnstown Symphony Chorale and the former Johnstown Choraleers, eventually becoming director.

Guests may meet the artist at a light lunch after the recital.

Lacovic’s recital on the restored 3,000-pipe Skinner organ will conclude First Lutheran’s March noontime series.

Admission is free.

Information: 536-7521 or

En vogue

“Around the World in Eighty Minutes (Give or Take a Few),” a prom fashion show, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at Bishop McCort Catholic High School, 25 Osborne St., Johnstown.

Students will model prom fashions from local merchants while visiting 10 countries and providing entertainment from each country.

The show will benefit L’Education en Vogue, or education is in style, a club at the school that raises money to support education, and proceeds will be given to organizations involved in the education of children in Cambria and Somerset counties, in the United States and around the world.

There also will be a basket raffle and individual raffles for a prom gown, jewelry, accessories and handmade afghans.

Tickets will be $5 at the door.

Benefit band

The Recessionals Jazz Band will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Richland Performing Arts Center, One Academic Ave., Richland Township.

Tickets are $24 for adults and $22 for students and seniors.

Proceeds will benefit the Richland Theater Boosters.

Information: 269-0300.

Mouse tale

“The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse” will be presented as part of the Coal-ala-Bear Series for Children at 2 p.m. Sunday at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.

Tickets are $6.

Information: 467-9070.

On the stage

“Once Upon a High School” will be presented at 7 tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Ferndale Area High School, 600 Harlan Ave, Johnstown.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students at the door.

“Back to the Eighties” will be presented at 7 tonight and Saturday at Ligonier Valley High School, 40 Springer Road, Ligonier.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students with ID.

Movie time

“Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie” will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Children’s Storytime Theater on the second floor of Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

Children and families are invited to dress in their pajamas and bring pillows, blankets and stuffed animals for a slumber-party themed event.

Admission is free, and popcorn will be served.

Information: 536-5131, or email

In shape

Daytime fitness programming is shaping up at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Pilates classes will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays through April 8.

These lunch-hour classes will focus on core exercises, stability work and arms and legs toning and finish with deep stretching and relaxation.

Circuit training classes, which will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays through April 8, will mix low-impact cardio with strength training, ab work and stretching.

The cost for a six-week session of either class is $42, and drop-ins are $8 per class.

Registration: 536-5399.

Book bargains

Friends of the Cambria County Library’s Inclined To Read Bookstore will highlight health and wellness books as well as a large selection of books for children during March at the library, 248 Main St. in downtown Johnstown.

Hardback books are $1 and paperbacks are 25 cents each or five for $1. Children’s books are 50 cents.

Bookstore hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Information: 536-5131.

Performance venue

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

 A punk rock show featuring Aim Your Arrows from Detroit, Mich., Saving Elizabeth and On the Run will be held from 6 to 10 tonight.

There is a $5 cover charge.

Information: 410-2245.

Sugar time

The 66th annual Pennsylvania Maple Festival will be held today through Sunday at Festival Park  in Meyersdale.

There will be sugar camp demonstrations, craft vendors, live entertainment, antique and street rod auto shows, historical pageant, grand feature parade, children’s activities and plenty of food.

Information: 634-0213 or

Serving soup

The fourth annual Soup’s On! will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in downtown Ligonier.

More than 20 soups will be prepared by local restaurants and served by local businesses.

The soup receiving the most votes will win the “Best Soup in the Ligonier Valley Award.”  

Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Citizens Bank.

Those who register will receive a wristband, a map and a ballot to vote for their favorite soup.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 at the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce, Second Chapter Books and Abigail’s Coffeehouse and can also be purchased the day of the event for $10.  

 Information: 724-238-4200 or

Panel discussion

“The Young Atheist’s Survival Guide” will be presented at 6 p.m. Monday in the Hadley Union Building Ohio Room on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Hemant Mehta, author and atheist blogger, will discuss incidents of prejudice against young atheists who defend their constitutional right of freedom from religion.

Parking in nonreserved spots on campus is free after 5 p.m.

The program is free and open to the community.

Movies and music

“Elena” will be shown as part of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s spring 2013 Foreign Film and Music Series at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Sunday in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall, on the IUP campus.

Yao Wang, a pianist and graduate student in the IUP music department, will perform before each showing.

Admission is free.


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