The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 22, 2013

Events | Motown magic


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.

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