The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

November 15, 2013

Look what's happening this weekend


— Mozart music

“A Night With Amadeus” will be performed by Johnstown Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

The concert will feature four soloists and Johnstown Symphony Chorus.

Tickets are $37 and $32.

Information: 269-7200, 535-6738 or

Whimsical art

“Wonderful Whimsy IV,” a mixed-media exhibition, will be on display today throug Jan. 7 at Art Works in Johns-town! 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

A two-part opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 tonight and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Guests will be able to purchase items from the exhibit or displayed at the table for holiday shopping.

Information: 535-2020 or

Healing power

A Healing Arts Conference, sponsored by Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, will be held today and Saturday on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

The conference will focus on how the arts can be beneficial to those on the autism spectrum.

There will be a dinner and keynote address today at the museum, and presentations Saturday by musician Jim Donovan, storyteller Jan Kinney and visual artist Alison Zapata at the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health & Wellness.

The cost is $125 per person or $50 for students.

Information: 472-3920.

Touring history

Industrial Heritage Bus Tours will be held Saturday and Sunday beginning at the Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The tours are offered by Johnstown Area Heritage Association and the National Park Service.

Organizers said tours are close to capacity, so call ahead to reserve a space.

The cost is $20 for JAHA members or $25 for nonmembers.

Information: 539-1889.

Wine and crafts

The first Windber Winter Wine Fest will be held in two tasting sessions from 1 to 4 and    5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Windber Community Building, 1605 Graham Ave., Windber.

There will be six Pennsylvania wineries and 15 to 20 artisans and crafters.

Proceeds will benefit Windber Municipal Authority.

Tickets are $20; designated driver, $10.

Information: 467-6696 or

Worthy causes

The 11th annual Turkey Trotter Dance will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Richland Township Firemen’s Banquet Facility, 1321 Scalp Ave.

The fundraiser benefits the Alleghenies United Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

Tickets are $25.

Information: 262-9600 or 877-371-1110.

A basket party to benefit the YWCA of Greater Johnstown will be held at noon Sunday at St. Therese social hall, 536 Decker Ave. in the West End section of Johnstown.

Drawings will start at 1:30.

The cost of admission, which includes lunch, 25 chances and one door prize ticket, is $8.

Additional chances, which include 25 more chances and another door prize ticket, are $5.

Information: 536-3519.

The eighth annual basket party hosted by JWF Cares will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at East Taylor fire hall.

Admission at the door is $6, which covers food, beverages and 25 basket chances. Tickets are available in advance.

Information: 539-6922, ext. 224.

Zumba with Team Tyler will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at TNT Cardio Club, 445 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

Proceeds will be donated to Team Tyler for the annual Cupid’s Undie Run and Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Admission is $20 at the door.

Information: 269-4101.

Pet party

A “Tail-gate” Party to raise funds for the care of homeless animals will be held by the Humane Society of Cambria County from 6:30 to 9:30 to-night at Woodside Bar & Grill, 430 Highland Park Road,         Johnstown.

It will be a sports-themed evening, with raffle items featuring a pair of Pittsburgh Steelers tickets, a pair of Pittsburgh Penguins tickets, a pair of Johns-town Tomahawks tickets and 50/50 chances.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the humane society for $10 each or two for $15, and tickets sold at the door will be $10 per person.  

Proper ID will be required for this age 21 and older event.

Tickets include light refreshments, door prize chances and entertainment by DJ.  

Information: 535-6116.

Book deals

A used book sale will be held Monday through Nov. 23 at Windber Public Library, 1909 Graham Ave.

Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Nov. 22 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 23.

There will be adult and juvenile hardcover and paperback books available.  

Information: 467-4950.

Stringed music

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra’s Community Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. David’s Lutheran Church, 401 N. Main St., Davidsville.

The group is for anyone over the age of 18 who plays a string instrument.  

The group rehearses eight or nine weeks each fall and spring, and is open to new members at each session.  

Information: 479-4110.

Gospel gathering

“The Gathering III,” a night of gospel music Gaither-style, will be held at 6 Saturday at Life Church, 2400 Jackson Ave., Windber. The evening will feature music, comedy and the spoken word.

Admission is free.

Information: 467-8707.

Writing actors

“Tabloid Truth” will be presented by STAR Productions at St. Francis University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the JFK Center on the Loretto campus.

The production turns articles from newspapers and magazine tabloids into dramatic monologues as part of a theatrical presentation.

The actors and actresses wrote their own monologues and will perform them.

The cast will feature Nicolette Bucci, Chelsea Crandall, Martha O’Brien, Ron Kalososki and Brady Saksa.

Admission to the 45-minute performance is free.

Family movies

“The Croods,” a 3-D comedy adventure following the world’s first modern family after their cave is destroyed and they travel into a new world, will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday for the Family Movie Night series in the children’s Department Storytime Theater at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

Children are invited to dress in pajamas and bring a favorite pillow, blanket or stuffed animal with them.

Admission is free.

Information: 536-5131, ext. 205.

Ski season

Greater Johnstown Athletic Ski Club will hold its 35th annual kick-off party from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Music will be provided by White Shadow, and representatives from various ski resorts will be present.

Members must be age 21 or older.

Admission of $30 for members includes a one-year membership, food, beverages, lift tickets discounts and calendar of events.

Admission is $20 for guests.

Information: 255-1780 or

Welcome, Christmas

A Christmas Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Dillweed Bed & Breakfast, 7453 Route 403 Highway South, Dilltown.

Admission is free.

Information: 446-6465 or

“Children’s Ho-Ho-Ho ... Here Come the Holidays” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Nov. 23 in the AW Gallery Shoppe at Art Works in Johns-town! 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johns-town.    

The workshops with the Learning Lamp will feature children’s holiday crafts and activities, and parents can shop while children are crafting.

The cost is $5 per craft, which will be suitable for gift-giving.

Information: 535-2020.

“Christmas: Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present,” a bazaar and Christmas home tour to benefit the Pius Spring Women’s Club of Berlin, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday beginning at Berlin Borough Building, 700 North St., Berlin.

Tickets are $10, including transportation.

Information: 267-3837.

Classic musical

“The Music Man Junior” will be presented by United High School Drama Club at 7 tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the school auditorium, Route 56 Highway East, Armagh.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and children.

Information: 446-5615.

Performance series

“Night at the Movies featuring Nosferatu,” the original vampire movie from 1922, will be screened Saturday at the Grand Halle on Broad Street, 306 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program begins at 7:30.

The silent movie classic will be shown on a large screen and accompanied by Dirk Ahlgrim at the historic Adam Stein pipe organ.

“The Ghost Breaker,” a ghostly Felix the Cat cartoon from 1923, will open the evening.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Information: 536-7986 or

Book bargains

Music and movies will be featured at Inclined to Read Bookstore at the Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

There is a large selection of music CDs, vinyl records and VHS tapes, as well as sheet music for bells, clarinet, organ, piano, polka band, trumpet and violin.

The store has a selection of fiction and nonfiction, including art, business, children’s, classics, cooking, gardening, health and well-being, history and sports.

There also is a murder/mystery/suspense room.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

During November, CDs, VHS tapes and sheet music will be $1 each. Vinyl records will be three for $1.

Hardback books are $1, paperbacks are 25 cents and children’s books are 50 cents.

Information: 536-5131.

Library lessons

 An adult book club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Highland Community Library, 330 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

The November selection is “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern.

Sign-ups are required to participate in this free, monthly program.

Toddler Time, a free storytime program for children ages 2-5 which includes crafts, songs and games, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesdays.

Registration is required.

Baby Time, a free lap-sit program for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursdays.

Registration is preferred.

Information: 266-5610 or email

Granting words

“Making Your Words Count,” a two-day interactive workshop for those new to grant writing and proposals, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 23 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The cost is $25 for both sessions.

Information: 536-5399.

Performance venue

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

An acoustic evening with Jim Platt, Anthony Horner and Chris Daugherty will begin at 7 p.m. tonight.

Admission is $6, or $5 with a donation of one nonperishable food item.

Hullabaloo presents Tauk and Deaf Scene from 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday.

Tauk is a rock fusion band from New York City, and Deaf Scene is an experimental band based out of Baltimore, Md.

Admission is $10 in advance online or $12 at the door.

Information: 410-2245 or

Keeping fit

Yoga and belly dancing classes are starting up for fall 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 beginning this week.

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 new children’s yoga class for ages 3-8 will be taught by Kristen Panek next door 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 for children’s yoga.

Hard working

The musical based on the 1980 movie “Nine to Five” will be presented at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center at St. Vincent College, Latrobe.

The cast will include Elise Rizzo of Somerset and Noelle Patrick of Patton.  

Admission is free for all performances, but donations will be accepted.

No reservations are required, and seating is general admission.

Doors will open one-half hour before each performance.

Fairy comedy

“The Palace of Truth,” W.S. Gilbert’s three-act blank verse fairy comedy, will be presented at 9 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Nov. 22 and 2 p.m. Nov. 24 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center at St. Vincent College, Latrobe.

Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

Holiday showcase

The 43rd annual Holly Bazaar will showcase holiday crafts through Dec. 24 at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

The 11th annual Basket Bonanza will feature 90 baskets, with tickets available for $5.

The annual book sale will include new and used books.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

Admission is free.

Information: 255-6515.

Comfortable art

“Comfort Zones: Pennsylvania and the ‘Foreign’ Landscape” will be on display through Jan. 25 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The exhibition features around 60 paintings, prints and photographs from the museum’s permanent collection.

Hours are 10 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 472-3920 or visit

Allied art

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

Christmas art

“Christmas in America,” a holiday exhibit allowing visitors to experience the history and traditions of Christmas in the 19th century, will be on display through Jan. 10 at the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery on the first floor of the Fred M. Rogers Center, St. Vincent College, Latrobe.

There will be 24 coverlets on display and an array of whimsical decorations, including decorated Christmas trees, greeting cards, Santa Claus figures and other vintage-inspired decorations.

Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

The Gallery will be closed Dec. 24-26, and private tours during all other times are available by appointment.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Information: 724-805-2569 or

Twice the art

Two exhibition are on display at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 Eleventh 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

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