The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 26, 2013

Events | Christian concert


A basket raffle to benefit the Humane Society of Cambria County will be held Sunday at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Doors will open at noon and drawings will begin at 1:30.  

Proceeds will go toward the care of the thousands of homeless pets the shelter cares for and a cat room expansion project aimed to begin next year.  

Admission is $5, and tickets can be purchased in advance at the shelter or at the door.

Information: 535-6116.

The  Carrollian Gala will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the cafetorium at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, 728 Ben Franklin Highway, Ebensburg.

The gala is a dinner-dance, live auction and silent auction.

Cornerstone Awards will be presented to individuals who have been instrumental in the success of Bishop Carroll.

The Crusher Challenge, a 5K fundrun-walk, will be held at 10 a.m Saturday at Bishop McCort Catholic High School, 25 Osborne St., Johnstown.

Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.

Awards will be given by age groups, and special Bishop McCort awards will be given to the first student, alumni and teacher-staff person to cross the finish line.

The registration fee is $25 and includes a post-race picnic.

Guests who don’t participate in the race may attend the picnic for $5.

Information: 536-8991 or

The first Polio Walk-a-Thon, sponsored by the Greater Johns-town High School Interact Club and a local Rotary Club, will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Trojan Stadium, Johnstown.

An initial $5 entrance fee will be required.

Entertainment and concessions will be available.

Proceeds will benefit the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Double duty

Local band Southside Strays will perform for Last Friday at 5 p.m. today at the Ethnic Social Club on the fourth floor of the Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The group plays an eclectic blend of jam, rock and blues music and has performed at AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival, Thunder in the Valley, Cambria City Ethnic Festival and Roxbury Bandshell.

Music begins at 5:30, and there is no cover charge.

 “The DeMoulin Bros: Those Daring Young Men and Their Spanking Machines” will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday in the center’s education room.

The DeMoulin Bros manufactured an array of hazing devices commonly used by fraternal organizations around the turn of the century, including a spanker that belonged to the Johnstown branch of the Knights of Pythias.

Admission is free.

Information: 539-1889.

Learning games

“School House Rock Live” will be presented by Richland Junior High School students at 7  to-night and Saturday at Richland Performing Arts Center, One Academic Ave., Richland Township.

The production is based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs.

The Richland cast will feature Shawn Roth, Colby Alexander, Zachary Valkovci,  Meredith Trabold, Harmony Eckroth and Kayla Dallape.  

The company ensemble will include Shalee Allison, Karsen Bailey, Abigail Bracken, Brianna Bray, Moira Casey, Harlan Chandler, Kaylee Davis, Benjamin Fisher, Gabrielle Garcia, Jadon Heider, Megan Herdman, Nebraska Hernandez, Sarah Houston, Bethany Jacobs, Nadia Khan, Alyssa Klein, Tori Kocsis, Kaley Learn, Rianna Learn, Eamon Mahood, Shane Malinish, Emily Mantini, Zachary Maser, Alayna Moore, Kristen Morello, Julia Mostoller, Brenna Mullins, Kaley Murray, Naomi Paluch, Mansi Patel, Niki Patel, Sheridyn Pawcio, Katelyn Petrosky, Chloe Pribicko, Parker Reckner, Shay Roth, Jacob Rovder, Justin Rovder, Kaylee Shook, Brittany Szczepanik, Megan Thomas, Maura Trabold, Ethan Wingard and Katlyn Yeager.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

Information: 269-0300 or  

Hunger pangs

A free Christian rock concert by Sanctified from 6 to 9 tonight at the Hastings Memorial Building, 280 Beaver St., will kick off the National 30-Hour Famine Day sponsored by World Vision.

Youth Groups from Hastings and Bakerton United Methodist churches will participate by going without food for 30 hours to get a taste of what the world’s poorest children and families face every day.

The first 200 people in the door will receive a free Celebration of Jesus bracelet, and proceeds from a love donation will benefit World Vision’s 30-Hour Famine.

Prior to the event weekend, students raised funds with the knowledge that every $30 they raised can help feed and care for a child for a month.

Funds raised by 30-Hour Famine participants will help feed and care for children in communities in need around the globe through World Vision, and a portion of the funds raised will assist families in need in the United States.

Creative ideas

“Creative Brain Boost” will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Activities such as explorations into mixed media special effects, memory building techniques and exercises for finding inspiration will strengthen abstract and realistic art skills.   

This workshop is good for beginners, the seasoned professional looking for a refreshing spark of renewed inspiration or the nonartist looking to increase memory and brain power. 

The instructor will be Marcene Glover.

A fee of $60 includes both days and materials.

Participants should bring a bag lunch.

Information: 536-5399.

In shape

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

A four-week session of belly dancing classes will be held Wednesdays beginning the first Wednesday of each month.

Yoga classes will be held at 5:45 p.m. Mondays through May 20.

The cost for the four-week belly dancing session is $25, and drop-ins for either class are $8 per class.

Registration: 536-5399.

Book bargains

A book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday at the Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

There will be a large selection of art books, novels, nonfiction, cookbooks, children’s books and VHS tapes.

Information: 255-6515.

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