The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


November 8, 2013

There's plenty to see and do this weekend


Toddler Time, a free storytime program for children ages 2-5 which includes crafts, songs and games, will be held at  11 a.m. Tuesdays.

Registration is required.

Baby Time, a free lap-sit program for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursdays.

Registration is preferred.

Information: 266-5610 or email

Comedy benefit

The Steel City Comedy Tour will perform at 9 tonight at the Crow’s Nest in Tire Hill.

Proceeds will benefit the victims of a Moxham fire, which occurred on Oct. 9.

There will be a buffet from 6 to 8, followed by the show at 9.

The three comedians from the tour are David Michael, Lisa Dappich and Sean Collier.

Admission is $20.

Information: 288-6378.

Performance venue

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

Broken Fences, Justin Giuffre and the Pilgrimage and Apache Moon will perform from 7 to  11 tonight.

Admission is $7 or $5 with VOMA VIP.

Information: 410-2245.

Tasty fundraiser

“Not All Heroes Wear Capes,” a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit Windber Relay for Life, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Scalp Level Church of the Brethren, 270 Hoffman Ave., Windber.

Take-out dinners will be available.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-12. Children younger than age 2 will be admitted free.

Information: 695-9232 or

Sacred concert

The oratorio “Song of Songs of Solomon,” written by local composer Terry Osman, will be performed at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. David’s Lutheran Church, 401 N. Main St., Davidsville.

The concert is part of the Artists Connection of the Alleghenies’ Jackie Young-Flack Memorial Concert Series.

Osman has been pianist, conductor and copyist for Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown since 1978.

Guest soloists will be soprano Jessica Mary Murphy and baritone Corey Everly, both students at Westminster College.

Information: 724-388-2273 or email

Lecture series

“P.G. Wodehouse’s Challenge to Highbrow Seriousness” will be presented as part of the newly established Pitt-Johnstown Faculty Lecture Series at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Room 138 of Blackington Hall on the Pitt-Johnstown campus, Richland Township.

Ann Rea, assistant professor of English literature at Pitt-Johns-town, will present the lecture examining the work of Wodehouse, novelist and musical comedy librettist, in light of the recent critical discussions of middlebrow culture.

The series is sponsored by the Pitt-Johnstown Faculty Resource Center and is free and open to the public.

 Information: 269-7293 or

Keeping fit

Yoga and belly dancing classes are held at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

A yoga class taught by Judy Hunter will be held at 5:45 p.m. Mondays.

Two yoga classes taught by Adriann White will be held at 5:45 and 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

The cost for either yoga class is $10 per class or $7 per class with the package.

A belly dancing class taught by White will be held from 8 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays.

Classes are $25 a month.

A new children’s yoga class for ages 3-8 will be taught by Kristen Panek next door at Art Works in Johnstown! 413 Third Ave., at the same time an adult class is held at 5:45 at Bottle Works.

The cost is $5 per class.

Information: 536-5399 or for children’s yoga.

Stitch in time

Sit and Stitch, a laid-back time of quilting, knitting and cross-stitching will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays through Nov. 15 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The creative and relaxing times of working on independent projects for the holidays will be facilitated by Beth Elston.

Admission is free.

Information: 536-5399.

Comfortable art

“Comfort Zones: Pennsylvania and the ‘Foreign’ Landscape” will be on display through Jan. 25 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The exhibition features around 60 paintings, prints and photographs from the museum’s permanent collection.

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

Information: 472-3920 or visit

Homey exhibit

“Quilts & Other Home Furnishings” will be on display through Saturday at Arts Works in Johnstown! 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The show features quilts by Barbara Yerger of Westmont, pottery by Helen Gorsuch of Altoona and woodworkings by Terry Werner and John Sinosky of Johnstown.

Raffle tickets are available to win one of two quilts in the exhibit. A drawing will be held Saturday.

Information: 535-2020.

Allied art

The 81st annual Allied Artists of Johnstown Juried Exhibition will be on display through Dec. 13 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

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

Information: 421-1523 or

Twice the art

Two exhibitions are on display at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 11th Ave., Altoona.

“Rogues and Colleagues: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” which will be on display through Jan. 4, features more than 35 paintings and photographs by dozens of local and regional artists.

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