The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 8, 2013

Events | What's happening this weekend



Book bargains

Friends of Cambria County Library’s Inclined To Read Bookstore will highlight health and wellness books and a large selection of books for children at the library, 248 Main St. in downtown Johnstown.

Hardback books are $1 and paperbacks are 25 cents each or 5 for $1. Children’s books are 50 cents.

Bookstore hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Information: 536-5131.

Sign of the times

A Sign Jam with Rodney Watson will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Stokes Center Auxiliary Gym at St. Francis University, Loretto.

The event is hosted by the general education department and American Sign Language Club.

Participants will learn to sign and dance to “Rumor Has It” by Adele.

The event is open to the public, and admission is free.

Moral lecture

“Five Dinners With Ahmadinejad” by Jim Walsh, an international expert in

terrorism and security, will be presented as a Moral Choices Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Alumni Hall at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson.

Walsh is a research associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Security Studies Program.  

Walsh also is scheduled to visit several classes during his stay, and students can participate in roundtable discussions with him during several meals.

The lecture is open to the public free of charge.

Information: 886-4131.

Historical film

“The History of the San,” the Cresson Sanitarium, will be presented from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday in DiSepio 213 on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

An Emmy Award-winning documentary will be watched, and Harvey Docchio, one of many children hospitalized at the tuberculosis hospital while it was in operation, will speak.

The event is free and open to the public.

Panel discussion

“Science or Religion: Must We Choose?” will be presented as part of the Six O’clock Series at 6 p.m. Monday in the Hadley Union Building at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Biology, anthropology and history specialists, along with a Presbyterian minister, will present their responses to the debate between science and religion.

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

The program is free and open to the community.

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