BY RUTH RICE
Run with a cause
Morley’s Run, a 10-mile and five-mile run or walk, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Inclined Plane, 711 Edgehill Drive, Westmont.
Registration begins at 8.
The finish line for each race is in Central Park in front of The Tribune-Democrat office, 425 Locust St., downtown Johnstown.
Proceeds will benefit The Tribune-Demorat’s Newspaper in Education program.
After the race, there will be music and food.
The cost is $35 for the 10-mile run and $25 for the five-mile run or walk.
Information: 532-5010 or www.tribdem.com.
The award-winning, New York-based Vital Theatre Company will present “Pinkalicious the Musical” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Richland Performing Arts, One Academic Ave.
The one-hour musical extravaganza is based on the popular children’s book “Pinkalicious” by sisters Elizabeth and Victoria Kann.
The cost of admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and $10 for children and gold card members.
Information: 269-0300 or online at www.richlandpac.com.
The Civil War years 1861 to 1865 were not all death and destruction. On the home front, many peope continued to live their lives with grace, elegance and dancing.
Some of the magic from that era will be presented during the sixth annual Civil War Gala from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Friedens Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 131 S. Main St.
Music will be provided by Smash the Windows, and there will be period dance instructions by the Victorian Dance Ensemble.
The event is sponsored by Somerset Trust Co., SUV Camp 502 and its auxiliary and the Berlin and Old-Petersburg-Addison historical societies.
Tickets are $10.
Information: Christine Sechler, 395-3200.
Contentment is a treasure that most people relish. It’s also an element that the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art desires people to find in its latest exhibit titled “Comfort Zones: Pennsylvania and the ‘Foreign’ Landscape.” The exhibition of approximately 60 paintings, prints and photographs from the museum’s permanent collection is on view through Jan. 25.
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto is located on the campus of St. Francis University.
Hours: 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
The museum is open to the public free of charge.
Information: 472-3920 or visit www.sama-art.org.
Theatre Matters will stage Neil LaBute’s “The Shape of Things” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at VOMA, 307 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johns-town.
The play is recommended for mature audiences.
The 12th annual Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center’s Artists’ Hall of Fame will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Holiday Inn, 250 Market St., downtown Johnstown.
This year’s honorees are author Ron Madison of Westmont and jazz musician Don Aliquo of Lower Burrell, Westmoreland County, a Conemaugh Borough native.
The cost is $50 per person.
Hoover’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze will be open from 10 a.m. to dusk today and Saturday at 772 Carroll Road, Patton.
Flashlight tours through the corn maze will be offered, with the last admission at 8 p.m.
Admission is $5 to the corn maze, and prices vary for pumpkins.
A portion of the funds will benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger.
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.
Drop-in family story-time sessions will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday in the children’s department at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.
For “Black & White & Read All Over” children are invited to bring something from home that is black and white to show and tell about to others.
There will be stories, activities and a craft all about the colors black and white.
There is no age limit, and no registration is required.
The programs are free.
Information:536-5131, ext. 205.
Music is on the menu at the Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.
A Funk/Fusion Freak Out featuring Pittsburgh’s Blue Redshift and Johnstown’s Scott Jeffreys and The Augmented Triad will be presented from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday.
Doors will open at 7, with music at 7:30.
Admission is $10.
The Tales with Tails Reading Program with AKC Canine Good Citizen Dogs will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday in the children’s department at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.
Each child or family will be assigned an individual 15-minute time increment when registering.
Tales with Tails is a literacy initiative that encourages children of all abilities to read stories to dogs who love to listen.
All dogs involved in this program have passed AKC Canine Good Citizen certification and remain with handlers through the program’s length.
The goal of this program is to promote and foster reading skills of school-age children by providing a friendly and encouraging educational atmosphere.
Sign-ups are being held in the children’s department and are required for participation in this program.
Information: 536-5131, ext. 205, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Produce to People, a free feeding program for low-income residents, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center, 445 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.
To qualify, a household must earn income within 150 percent of the poverty line, receive Medicare, Social Security or unemployment or be eligible for free or reduced-price school lunches.
Participants are asked to bring bags or boxes because they will be given 35 to 45 pounds of fresh produce.
It is free to participate.
Information: 659-2109, 412-460-3663, ext. 727, or www.pittsburghfoodbank.org.
“Quilts & Other Home Furnishings” will be on display through Nov. 9 at Arts Works in Johnstown, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.
The show features quilts by Barbara Yerger of Westmont, pottery by Helen Gorsuch of Altoona and woodworkings by Terrence Werner of Johnstown.
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 holds a degree in music education from Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music, now Shenandoah University.
Since 1978, he has been the pianist, conductor and copyist for Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown.
Osman is the director of three choirs at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bedford.
Information: 724-388-2273 or email email@example.com.
A charcoal portrait drawing class taught by artist and educator Jean Coursey Beaufort will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier.
The class, designed for beginners and intermediate level artists, is open to teens and adults.
Beaufort is a member of Associated Artists of Pittsburgh and Laurel Highlands Artisans, and her work has been exhibited in numerous regional juried exhibitions.
The cost is $35 per person or $25 for SAMA-Ligonier Valley Auxiliary members. Materials are included.
The Parker Quartet will perform for the concert series at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center on the campus of St. Vincent College, Latrobe.
Single tickets are $25, and non-St. Vincent student tickets are $15.
Children ages 12 and younger will be admitted free with adult supervision.
A dinner-concert package will feature dinner served in the Metten dining room and admission to the concert for $50 per person.
A free shuttle will run between the parking areas and concert venue.
Tickets are available at the door one hour before each concert.
Information: 724-805-2565 or http://concertseries.stvin cent.edu.
Christian artist Michael W. Smith will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
The special guest will be gospel singer Jason Crabb, who won recent Dove Awards for Southern gospel performance and Southern gospel song of the year for “That’s What the Blood Is For.”
Tickets are $29.50, $35 and $50, including facility fee.
Information: 800-298-4200 or www.kovalchickcomplex.com.
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.
Yoga and belly dancing classes are on tap 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 children’s yoga class for ages 3-8 will be taught by Kristen Panek 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 www.yogabykristen.com for children’s yoga.
“Mazes to the Motherlode” by Westmont artist Brandon Locher will be on display through Tuesday at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.
Locher will have more than 25 works in his first solo exhibition.
Information: 536-5399 or www.bottleworks.org.
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 www.johnstownart.com.
“Layers: Places in Peril” will be on display through Nov. 9 at the University Museum on the first floor of John Sutton Hall at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Artist Judith Waller and earth scientist James Brey have collaborated on several projects to explain and illustrate the environmental threats confronting many of the world’s natural landscapes and vital cities.
The exhibition explains how the fragile environment in which we live can be dramatically impacted by the global climate and human interaction.
Museum 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.
Twice the art
Two exhibition 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.
“Artists in Our Midst: Art in Common Annual Juried Exhibition and Friends,” which will be on display through Jan. 11, features almost 80 works in a wide variety of media by members of Art in Common, an arts organization based in Central Pennsylvania.
Information: 946-4464 or www.sama-art.org.
Ruth Rice covers Features for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow her on Twitter at Twitter.com/RuthRiceTD.