The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


August 23, 2013

Fun in motion at Peoples Natural Gas Park

— Events

Dance party

A Dance for Joy fundraiser to benefit Kulani West African Dance will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns St., downtown Johnstown.

Johnstown’s largest, most diverse dance party is sponsored by Kulani, Greater Johns-town/Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center and Johnstown Area Heritage Association.

Local dance and movement groups, including Kulani, will celebrate their passion to dance by performing, then the audience will have the chance to join in.

The fundraiser will help Kulani with expenses for a trip to West Africa, where they will experience an intensive dance and drumming immersion.

Featured groups performing are Kulani, Le Dance Academi, Fitness with a Twist, Praise in Motion Lyrical Dance and Belly Dancing with Adrienne White.

Admission is $5 at the gate.

Information: 322-5617 or email

Jazz fixture

Jazz in Your Face will perform at Jazz Along the River at 6 tonight at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church pavilion, Fifth Avenue and Power Street in the Cambria City section of Johns-town.

Drummer Mike Bodolosky will bring his 16-piece band and its signature interpretations of jazz, swing, Latin and bebop sounds.

Ethnic foods will be available for purchase beginning at 5.

Chairs will be set up, and those who attend also are invited to bring their own chairs.

Wine taster

The 21st annual Wine & Food Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Seven Springs Mountain Resort near Champion.

The festival will feature wines crafted by 30 participating Pennsylvania wineries, gourmet food, seminars, live entertainment, and a variety of arts and crafts.

The event’s live entertainment selection includes Unknown String Band, Runaway Dorothy, Drew Bentley, Allegheny Rhythm Rangers, Meredith Holliday and Mark Ferrari Duo.

Admission is $38 for Saturday and $28 for Sunday, but does not include the price of food.

Information: (800) 452-2223 or visit

Return engagement

 Beatlemania Now will bring the sounds of the Fab Four to Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Performing against a backdrop of video images that will evoke memories of one of the most turbulent decades of modern times, the cast re-creates more than 30 classic songs in a multimedia musical stage show.

Tickets are $39, $36 and $34.

Information: 467-9070 or

Ag showcases

The 113th annual Somerset County Fair continues through Saturday at the fairgrounds at 7842 Mount Davis Road, Meyersdale.

Fair highlights will feature a 4x4 truck pull at 7 tonight and the Jack Fullerton Destruction Derby at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Master chain saw sculptor Dennis Beach will demonstrate his craft at 11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m. today, with all woodcarvings auctioned at 8 tonight.

Admission is $8. It’s free for those younger than age 2.


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