The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 8, 2013

Events | What's happening this weekend



Chili choice

A chili buffet will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 1101 Somerset Ave., Windber.

The menu will feature nine different chilis, as well as cornbread, dessert and beverages.

The money raised will be given to local programs addressing hunger, such as Windber Area Community Kitchen.  

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and younger.           

Take-outs will be available.

Snack attack

A book signing and reception for “Classic Snacks Made from Scratch” by Casey Barber will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 tonight at  AW Gallery Shoppe at Art Works in Johnstown, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The cookbook features more than 70 recipes for homemade versions of brand-name treats, plus full-color photos.

Recipes include Goldfish, Twinkies, Oreos, Fruit Roll-Ups, Pop-Tarts, Nutter Butter cookies, Cool Ranch Doritos, Sour Patch Kids and Klondike Bars.

The recipes have the added plus of having no additives or preservatives.

Wine and samples of the recipes will be available, and the book will be available for purchase for $17.95.

Information: 535-2020.

Furry photos

The first Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny fundraiser will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Humane Society of Cambria County Inc., 743 Galleria Drive Extension, Richland Township.

The cost will be $8 for one 4-by-6-inch photo or $15 for two 4-by-6 photos.

Proceeds will go toward a fence project this spring.

Information: 535-6116 or

Prom preview

The seventh annual Prom Fashion Show sponsored by the Junior Board of Beginnings Inc. will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St. in downtown Johnstown.  

Junior board members, who are middle and high school students in Cambria and Somerset counties, will model, emcee and provide entertainment during the show’s intermission.

Supplying gowns and tuxedos for the show will be Deb Shops at The Galleria, Richland Township; Miller’s Formal Wear and The Cinderella Project, both in Johnstown; Modern Elegance, Ligonier; and David’s Bridal, Altoona.

An auction will be held during the show.

Tickets are $18 and include a chicken Parmesan dinner.

Proceeds will benefit the early literacy programs of Beginnings Inc., which helps children and families throughout the area.

Information: 539-1919.

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