The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 5, 2013

Events | Benefit face-off

Sitting Bulls Disabled Sled Hockey Team will face off against local personalities and educators at 2:45 p.m. Saturday at Planet Ice, 195 Jari Drive, Richland Township.

Doors will open at 2 for the benefit that will raise funds to support the Sitting Bulls Sled Hockey Program.

Sled hockey provides an opportunity for physically challenged youth to play competitive ice hockey following the same rules as USA Hockey.

The event includes the game, basket raffle, chuck-a-puck and memorabilia auction.

Admission is $5 and includes a chance to win an autographed Pittsburgh Penguins jersey from James Neal, with a certificate of authenticity.

Information: 244-1729 or email


The classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Tickets are $39, $43 and $48.

Information: 269-7200, 800-846-2787 or

Tough going

“Rough Water” will be presented by St. Francis University’s STAR Productions at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and April 12-13 in the JFK Center on the campus of St. Francis University, 117 Evergreen Drive, Loretto.

The production is a stage adaptation of the Alfred Hitchcock film “Lifeboat.”

Two dinner-theater performances will be presented at 6 p.m. April 12 and 13.

The Italian menu will include Parmesan-encrusted tilapia, linguine and tiramisu.

Dinner-theater tickets are $20 and must be reserved 24 hours in advance.  

Show-only tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door.

Information: 472-3930.

Sea-going musical

“Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.” will be performed by 35 middle school students from Cathedral Catholic Academy’s drama club at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Guzzi Performing Arts Center at Bishop McCort Catholic High School, 25 Osborne St., Johnstown.

The adaptation features the songs “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love” and  “Under the Sea.”

Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at Cathedral Catholic Academy.

 Adult admission is $6, and admission for students is $3. Preschoolers and younger children will be admitted free of charge.

Information: 255-1964.

Symphony concert

“South and West of Broadway” will be presented by Johnstown Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Carrie Tillis, daughter of country legend Mel Tillis, will be featured.

Tickets are $10, $25, $30 and $35.

Information: 535-6738.

First fundraiser

Conemaugh Regional Hospice will host its first Spring Fling fundraiser at 6 tonight at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Johnstown Classic Rockers will begin playing at 8, and there will be a basket raffle and 50-50 tickets.

Admission will include hors d’oeuvres and desserts, and a cash bar will be available.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Information: 534-6903 or 534-6100.

Easter music

“East Meets West: A Musical Journey” will close the season of the Grand Halle Performance Series at 7 tonight at Grand Halle of Broad St., 306 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The concert will feature music from the celebration of Western and Eastern Orthodox Easters performed by Greater Johnstown Community Chorus and organist Bryan Lohr.

Refreshments will be provided.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Wine benefit

The fifth annual charity wine auction will be held at 6:30 to-night at the Holiday Inn, 250 Market St. in downtown Johnstown.

Wine tastings and tapas will begin at 6:30, along with a silent auction.

A live auction will begin at 7:45.

Proceeds will benefit United Way of the Laurel Highlands and Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.

The cost is $100 a person.

Information: 535-2563.

Red benefit

The 19th annual Paint the Town Red Gala benefiting American Red Cross Keystone Chapter will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St., Johnstown.

Tickets are $75 per person.

Information: 262-3170.

Trivial pursuit

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

Doors will open at 7 p.m., with the game starting at 7:30.

There will be five rounds of themed trivia, with one round about Johnstown.

Admission is free.

Information: 539-1889.

Comedy night

Comedian B.J. Novak will perform at 8 tonight in the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center on the college’s Richland Township campus.

Novak is best known for the role of Ryan Howard on the television comedy “The Office.”

The show is sponsored by the Pitt-Johnstown programming board.

Advance student tickets are available in student affairs for $10, cash only.

Public tickets are available for $20 in advance at or cash only at the door.

Book signing

A book signing for “The Via Dolorosa: A Forensic and Spiritual Treatise on the Salvific Work of Jesus Christ” by Deacon Michael L. Russo will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday in conjunction with the grand opening of the religious gift shop at St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church, 2227 Bedford St., Geistown.

A blessing of the gift shop will be held at 1:30.

The book offers new insights into the path Jesus took to the cross by examining the details and bringing out the deeper meaning behind each portion of Jesus’ journey to Golgotha.

The book can be purchased in paperback or e-book format online at, and

Information: 288-3036.

Painting party

A Weekend Watercolor Workshop with Bill Perry will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Participants will try a new approach with different subject matter and experiment with the way subjects are seen, positioned and painted while being guided by Perry’s instruction and demonstrations.

Participants should bring lunch, paints, paper and brushes.

The fee is $75 for both days.

Information: 536-5399.

Actors needed

Cresson Lake Playhouse will hold auditions for its production of “The Fantasticks” at 6 tonight and 10 a.m. Saturday at its rehearsal hall, 526 W. Ogle St., Ebensburg.

A read-through will be held at 10 a.m. April 13, and the first rehearsal will be held at 1:30 p.m. April 14.

Information: 472-4333.

Book bargains

Friends of the Cambria County Library’s Inclined To Read Bookstore will highlight biographies and the classics by authors such as Steinbeck, Poe, Chaucer, Whitman and Shakespeare 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 are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Information: 536-5131.

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.

Rachel Allen is the facilitator.

The cost is $5 per person.

Information: 536-5399.

Auction action

Great American Auction will be held at 5:30 tonight at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

A preview will begin at 4:30.

Items will include collectibles, appliances, sports memorabilia, antiques and gift cards.

Dale Mishler will be the auctioneer.

Information: 255-6515.

All smiles

“Celebration of Smiles Day” will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Claire Terese Photography, 109 S. Center St., Ebensburg.

The national fundraising effort will benefit Operation Smile, a worldwide children’s medical charity dedicated to helping children and young adults born with facial deformities.

The studio will offer an individual portrait session and a desk-size portrait for a $24 donation to Operation Smile.

The donation represents one-tenth of $240, the amount needed to help fund a single surgery.

All appointments will be on a walk-in basis.

Refreshments will be served.

Bowling benefit

The fourth annual Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy Foundation Penny-A-Pin Challenge will be held from noon to 4 p.m. today at Richland Lanes, 1140 Frances St., Richland Township.

Proceeds will help fund the Consumer Activity Day program for individuals with disabilities.

Information: 262-9600, ext. 1324 or


“Anything Goes” will be presented at 7:30 tonight and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Berlin Brothersvalley High School, 1025 Main St., Berlin.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students in advance, and $8 for adults and $6 for students at the door.

Information: 267-4073 or

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