The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

April 5, 2013

Events | Benefit face-off

BY RUTH RICE
RRICE@TRIBDEM.COM

— 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 whiteavengers99@aol.com.

Tradition

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 www.upjarts.org.

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 www.ticketweb.com 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 amazon.com, barnes-andnoble.com and xulonpress.com.

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 www.alucp.org.

 Onstage

“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 www.bbsd.com.



“Beauty and the Beast” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday and April 12-13 and 2 p.m.

April 14 at Penn Cambria High School, 401 Linden Ave., Cresson.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and children.



“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” will be presented at

7:30 p.m. Thursday through April 13 at Johnstown Christian School, 125 Christian School Road, Hollsopple.

Tickets are $7.



“Guys and Dolls” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through April 13 at North Star High School, 400 Ohio St., Boswell.

Tickets are $6 in advance and $7 at the door.

Information: 629-6651.

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 at noon Mondays.

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

Circuit-training classes, which will be held at 11 a.m. Mondays, will mix low-impact cardio with strength training, ab work and stretching.

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 all other classes are $8 per class.

Registration: 536-5399.

Worthy causes

The sixth annual Black Bear Sprint to Success 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation will be held Saturday at the college’s Richland Township campus.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. at the visitors entrance, with the race beginning at 9.

Awards will be given to the top three female and male finishers in their respective age categories as well as the top three male and female overall finishers.  

Proceeds will benefit the college foundation and student scholarships.

Registration: 262-6499 or www.pennhighlands.edu.



St. Ann’s Guild will hold a Penny Cake Social from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church hall, 217 Fourth St., Conemaugh.

Doors will open at 1 p.m.  

Information: 242-2083.



Saturday’s Kitchen Basket Party will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Christ the Savior Education Center, 307 Garfield St. in the West End section of Johnstown.

Drawings will begin at 2:30.

Admission is $10, which includes lunch and 25 basket tickets.

Proceeds will benefit St. Vincent dePaul for remodeling of the Family Kitchen.

Information: 539-8664.

Spring fling

“Just Hatched,” a spring gift showcase and reception, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the AW Gallery Shoppe inside Art Works in Johnstown, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Some of the shop’s artists will unveil and exhibit a new line of handcrafted gift items and original designs.

B & L Wine Cellars will provide wine tasting, and complimentary appetizers will be served.

 Jessica Saenz of Latrobe, a jazz/soul singer and pianist, will provide the evening’s entertainment in her first Johnstown appearance.

Admission is free.

Information: 535-2020 or www.artworksinjohnstown.org.

Performance venue

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

Scott Jeffreys Augmented Triad will perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Special guests will be John Bagnato, Chuck Carrigan and Greg Malocco.

Tickets are $7 at the door.

Information: 410-2245.

IUP itinerary

 “Apples to Apples: How to Evaluate and Compare Initial Job Offers” will be presented as part of the Six O’clock Series at 6 p.m. Monday in the Hadley Union Building Ohio Room at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Eric Nelson, IUP safety sciences faculty member, will discuss employment topics such as salary negotiation, benefits, job location and other factors that affect the selection of the ideal first job.

Parking in nonreserved spots on campus is free after 5 p.m.

The program is free and open to the community.



IUP’s criminology honor society, Alpha Phi Sigma, will hold a wallyball tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Hadley Union Building’s fitness center.

Co-ed student teams of four to six players can register for the competition for a $25 fee.

Registration forms are available at the fitness center and will be available the day of the tournament.

Proceeds will help Alpha Phi Sigma members attend a national criminology conference next semester.



An Asian Karaoke Night will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Hadley Union Building’s Delaware Room.

The event is being held to celebrate a $25,000 grant from the Japan Foundation allowing Japanese to join the list of language courses offered at IUP.

Participants are invited to sing Asian or American songs to compete for prizes.

Singers can request a song on the Japan program’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/

groups/IUPJP.

This event is free and open to the public.

Industrial images

“An Industrial Revolution: The Photography of Amelia Patsy” will be on display through July 6 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland Township.

The exhibit features 55 gelatin silver prints and cyanotypes chronicling much of western Pennsylvania’s industrial heritage and includes several Johnstown landmarks.

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

Information: 269-7234.

Student art

An exhibit of student artwork will be on display through April 12 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Students in grades 8-12 from Greater Johnstown, North Star, Forest Hills, Bishop McCort Catholic, Windber Area, Richland, Westmont Hilltop and United school districts have been encouraged to submit one art piece for the exhibit.

Information: 536-5399.

Historical mail

“Letters to Sala: A Young Woman’s Life in Nazi Labor Camps” will be on display through Aug. 31 at Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Saturdays.

Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. JAHA members are admitted free.

Information: 539-1889.

Resident art

“We Are All in This Together,” an exhibition by resident artists, will be on display through Saturday at Art Works in Johnstown, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Information: 535-2020 or artworksinjohnstown.org.

Historic exhibit

“125 Years of Organized Jewish Life: 1888 to 2013,” the Johns-town Jewish Community Heritage Project, will be on display through September 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.

American art

“Red, White and Blue in Black and White: The American Scene in Prints, Drawings and Photographs” will be on display through May 4 in the Margery Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

Works range in date from 1890-1991, with the majority being American Scene subjects produced during the heyday of Regionalist art in the 1920s and 1930s.

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

Information: 472-3920 or www.sama-art.org.

Student art

“Artists of the 21st Century,” an annual student art exhibition, will be on display through Saturday at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University and through April 21 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier, One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South, Ligonier.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays at both museums and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays at Loretto and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends at Ligonier.

Information: 472-3920, Loretto; 724-238-6015, Ligonier.

Abstract art

“Julie Bernstein Engelmann: Being Spirit” will be on display through April 20 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 11th Ave.

This retrospective will highlight Engelmann’s abstract canvases.

Information: 946-4464.

Asian art

“Tibetan Treasures: The Rezk Collection of Tibetan and Nepalese Art” will be on display through May 11 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 11th Ave.

The exhibition includes approximately 70 objects of Tibetan and Nepalese art spanning eight centuries and all made within the context of Tibetan Buddhism.

It is one of the major collections of Tibetan and Nepalese art in the United States.

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

Information: 946-4464 or www.sama-art.org.



 

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