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June 7, 2013

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“Path of the Flood” van tour will be held beginning at 1 p.m.  Sunday at Johnstown Flood National Memorial visitors center, South Fork.

The free, three-hour tour will trace the path of the 1889 Johnstown Flood from the site of the South Fork Dam and the remaining structures of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club to South Fork, Mineral Point, East Conemaugh/ Franklin, Woodvale, Johnstown and Grandview Cemetery.

Space is limited to 12 people, and reservations are required.

Tour is included with park admission.

Information: 495-4643.

“Journey Around Lake Conemaugh” van tour will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. through Aug. 24 beginning at Johnstown Flood National Memorial visitors center.

Visitors will board the van at the visitors center and travel to the north and south abutments of the South Fork Dam, as well as the clubhouse building.

They will learn the history of the dam, interesting facts about the South Fork Fishing & Hunting Club and its members and the events of May 31, 1889.  

Tours will not be offered Sunday and June 16, July 14 and 28 and Aug. 11 and 25.

The tour is included with park admission, and reservations are encouraged, but not required.

Information: 495-4643.

Art series

“Conversations with the Curator: A Lecture-and-Lunch Series for Art Lovers and Collectors” will be held at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The program will include a 45-minute talk by curator for visual arts, Scott Dimond, and an informal Q&A period.

The lecture “American Illustration: A Hands-On History” will discuss more than 200 years of American illustration, beginning with the anonymous woodcuts of the 18th century.

The cost is $25, which includes a box lunch.

Reservations are due by Monday.

Information: 472-3920.

Nerdy comedy

St. Vincent Summer Theater will present the popular comedy “The Nerd” today through Thursday and June 14-15 at the performing arts center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the college’s Latrobe campus.

Performances are set for 8:10 p.m. today through Thursday and June 14-15 and 2:10 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $19 for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, $22 for Fridays and Saturdays and $16 for matinees.

Senior citizens are eligible for a $2 discount, and student tickets are $10.

Free van shuttle service will be provided to and from the parking areas.

Reservations: 724-537-8900 or www.svst.org.

Industrial images

“An Industrial Revolution: The Photography of Amelia Patsy” will be on display through July 6 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, located at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland Township.

The exhibit features 55 gelatin silver prints and cyanotypes chronicling much of western Pennsylvania’s industrial heritage and includes several Johnstown landmarks.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Information: 269-7234.

Mystical art

“Seeing the Invisible: Paintings by Barbara Wachter” will be on display through Dec. 7 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

The exhibit includes 35 oil paintings of contemporary impressionism, featuring landscapes and figure studies.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 472-3920 or www.sama-art.org.

Large art

“Seeing the Big Picture: Larger Than Life Work from the Permanent Collection” will be on display through June 15 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The 22 large-scale paintings feature several genres, including abstract, landscape, mythology, portraiture and realism.

Featured artists include a mix of local, regional and national talent.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 472-3920 or www.sama-art.org.

Historical mail

“Letters to Sala: A Young Woman’s Life in Nazi Labor Camps” will be on display through Aug. 31 at Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. JAHA members are admitted free.

Information: 539-1889.

Historic exhibit

“125 Year of Organized Jewish Life: 1888 to 2013,” the Johns-town Jewish Community Heritage Project, will be on display through September at Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The exhibition illuminates the history, traditions and achievements of Johnstown’s Jewish community.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Information: 539-1889.

 

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