The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 22, 2013

Events | Motown magic


“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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