The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

November 2, 2012

What's happening this week in region


— The 11th annual Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center Artists’ Hall of Fame will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Holiday Inn, 250 Market St., downtown Johnstown.

Claudia Jones of East Taylor‚ÄąTownship, Winnie Voytko of Westmont and her daughter, Kathy Voytko of New Jersey, will be honored.

Tickets are $50 a person.

Information: 536-5399.

Irish music

“Ciaran Sheehan’s From Galway to Broadway” will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.

Tickets are $29, $35 and $38.

Information: 467-9070 or

Treasure hunt

The third annual Adults Night Out Scavenger Hunt will be held Saturday at The Grove, 1000 Edgehill Drive, Westmont.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for participants, with the hunt beginning promptly at 6.

General admission will be at 6:30.

Teams will have a set amount of time to find and photograph items on their task sheet.

Each team will need a car to cover the Hilltop area and Johnstown city limits, a digital or cell-phone camera and a covered dish for dinner afterward.

The winning team will share 20 percent of the total entrance fees.

Participants must be age 21 or older to participate, and identification will be required at the door.

After returning to The Grove, participants can enjoy dinner, a basket raffle, 50/50 chances and music.

Registration is $40 for a team of up to four people, and general admission for nonteam members is $5 at the door.

Registration forms may be found at WHMS HAT’s third annual Scavenger Hunt on Facebook or at

The scavenger hunt will benefit Westmont students.

Information: email

Cheering on

Laurel Highlands Cheer Classic will be held Saturday at Greater Johnstown High School, 222 Central Ave., Johnstown.

Information: 533-5601.

Molding minds

The second of two three-week series of Saturday Art Classes for Kids will be held Saturday and Nov. 10 and 17 at The Learning Lamp, 2025 Bedford St., Stonycreek Township.  

In “Playing in Clay,” students will learn how to cut, mold and bond stoneware clay and render a sculpture using carving tools.

Children in prekindergarten to kindergarten will meet from 9 to 10 a.m., and children in Grades 1-3 will be in session from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Tuition for both age groups is $25.

Extended classes for Grades 4 and older will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays, and tuition will be $38.  

All tuition includes cost of supplies for three sessions.  

Information: 262-0732 or

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.

Those interested in joining the circle do not need experience in music to participate.

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

The cost is $5 per person.

Information: 536-5399.

Dinner benefit

A turkey waffle dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Mount Hope United Methodist Church, 258 Mount Hope Road, South Fork.

The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-10. Children ages 5 and younger will be served free.

Art’s allies

An awards ceremony will be held for the 80th annual Allied Artists Juried Exhibition at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland‚ÄąTownship.

The public is invited to attend and view the exhibition, which will remain on display through Jan. 5, free of charge.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Information: 269-7234 or

Trivial pursuit

Trivia Night will be held at 7 Thursday at the Ethnic Social Club on the fourth floor of Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Five rounds of themed trivia will be free and open to the public.

Information: 539-1889.

Performance venue

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

Paul G. Whinnie Memorial Show and Celebration will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Servants, Commrades, Eulogy Jones and Mighty Still will perform from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday.

Information: 410-2245.

Sumptuous sewing

“Ex Machina – 34 Years of Costuming by Winnie Voytko” will be on display through Monday at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The exhibit includes more than a dozen costumes created for Johnstown Concert Ballet as well as wedding dresses and Pennsylvania Junior Miss gowns.

The ballet costumes were inspired by the designs and sketches of Carla Prucnal, the ballet’s artistic director.

Information: 536-5399.

Book bargains

Friends of Cambria County Library’s Inclined To Read Bookstore will feature art books and cookbooks for November at the library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

Hardbacks are $1, and paperbacks are 25 cents each or five for $1.

Bookstore hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Information: 536-5131.

Meet the author

Boswell resident Tracey Lamonica will have a book signing for her children’s book, “The Adventures of Sammie: The Rescue,” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Young Heart Books, 101 W. Main St., Suite 104, Somerset.

Arts and music

The fourth Arts and Cultural Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in the  ski lodge at Hidden Valley Resort.

There will be more than 40 juried artisan exhibits, including pottery, jewelry, metalworking and paintings, as well as hourly demonstrations, food and music.

Saturday’s performances will feature the Laurel Highlands duo with Tim Roberts and Stacey Meyers from noon to 2 p.m. and The Harold Betters Quartet from 3 to 5.

“All Jazzed Up!” an evening of music, wine and gourmet fare, will be held from 6 to 9 Saturday in the Alpine Room.

Guests can enjoy an array of food, several wine-tasting selections and the music of Velvet Heat, an all-female jazz trio.

On Sunday, Pittsburgh jazz musician and national recording artist Kenny Blake will perform at noon, with Chuck Cantalamessa at 3.

Admission is free except for the “All Jazzed Up!” event, which is $40 per person.

Information: 443-8000, ext. 346, or

Nightclub concert

Italian musical performer Clelia Cicero will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the John F. Kennedy Center lounge on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

Cicero will perform the songs by Edith Piaf, with Neter Calafati playing guitar and singing.

Cicero and Calafati designed the concert to entertain an audience with a series of Piaf’s varied songs within new, original arrangements via the style of swing manouche (gipsy) guitar.

The concert is sponsored by the university’s fine arts department.

The free concert is open to the public, and the audience should wear appropriate attire for an upscale nightclub setting.

State of the art

“Biennial 2012” will be on display through Jan. 26 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The exhibition will feature 131 works from nearly 100 Pennsylvania artists.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 472-3920 or

Comedy charmer

Indiana Players’ production of “Bus Stop” will be presented at 7:30 tonight and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St., downtown Indiana.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens.

Information: (724) 464-0725 or

Artistic display

 “Retrospective” by Johnstown artist Mark Ed will be on display through Saturday at Art Works in Johnstown! 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The exhibit will cover 30 years of Ed’s work and will feature more than 200 pieces, including oil paintings, mixed media paintings, sculptures and other art work.

Admission is free.

Information: 535-2020.

Political art

“The Paintings of Dick Morrill” will be on display Saturday through Dec. 8 at the University Museum on the first floor of Sutton Hall on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

A public reception will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and Morrill will give an informal presentation on his work at 6:30.

Morrill’s work focuses on political commentary, portraying political spectacles and revealing portraits of individual personalities.

Hours are 2 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

The museum is free and open to the community.

Information: (724) 357-2397 or

Historic exhibit

“125 Year of Organized Jewish Life: 1888 to 2013,” the Johnstown Jewish Community Heritage Project, will be on display through September 2013 at Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The exhibition illuminates the history, traditions and achievements of Johnstown’s Jewish community.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Information: 539-1889.

Lifelong art

A collection of Colleen Browning’s works will be on display at several locations of Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.

“Colleen Browning: Early Works” through Saturday at the Ligonier Valley location, One Boucher Lane, Ligonier.

“Colleen Browning: Drawings” through Jan. 12 at the Altoona location, 1210 11th Ave.

Artistic faith

“Seeing and Believing: Art Encounters Faith” will be on display through Dec. 8 in the Margery Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The 45-piece exhibition features paintings, drawings, prints and photographs representing Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and American Indian spirituality.

Information: 472-3920 or

Varied art

The annual juried exhibition “Artists in Our Midst” will be on display through Jan. 19 in the Shirley and Fred A. Pechter Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 Eleventh Ave., Altoona.

The exhibition will have 77 works created by 27 local and regional artists who are members of Art in Common.

The wide variety of media will include photography, watercolor, wood, acrylic, oil, clay, fiber arts and mixed media.

The museum will celebrate the exhibition at a Blue Monday program at 6 p.m. Monday featuring a light dinner set to the music of Stormy.

The cost of the program is $20 per person or $10 for Art in Common members.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 946-4464 or

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