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April 25, 2014

There's plenty to see and do this weekend

JOHNSTOWN — Events

Fairy-tale ball

“Cinderella” will be presented by the Johnstown Concert Ballet at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Tickets will be $12 at the door.

Information: 262-7200 or www.upjarts.org.

Library benefit

A Little Night Music @ the Library 2014 will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. tonight at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

Performers will be pop rock party band YUM, easy listening duo Deja Vu and blues group Grist for the Mill.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door.

Information: 536-5131 or www.cclsys.org.

Golden oldies

The 21st annual Spring Break Oldies Dance Party will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Johnstown Classic Rockers and Tom-Katz Oldies Band will perform.

The fundraiser benefits Alternative Community Resource Program.

Tickets are $10 and are available at Ace’s and The Galleria information booth or at the door.

Information: 535-4176.

Egg-cellent art

A traditional Pysanki class for beginners will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Beginners will make a one-color egg and a multicolor egg.

The cost is $20 for nonmembers and $18 for members.

Information: 536-5399.

Club music

Apache Moon will perform for Last Friday at 5:30 tonight at the Ethnic Social Club, on the fourth floor of the Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The acoustic singing duo layers vocal harmonies over two guitars and plays covers of songs from the ’60s and ’70s, as well as their own original music.  

Doors open at 5, with music starting at 5:30.

There is no cover charge.

Information: 539-1889.

On stage

“Thoroughly Modern Millie” will be presented at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Guzzi Performing Arts Center at Bishop McCort High School, 25 Osborne St., Johnstown.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students at the door or by calling 536-8991.

Piano music

 “As You Like It,” a piano recital by local musician Harriet Miller, will be presented at

2 p.m. Sunday at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., downtown Johnstown.

Admission is free.

Touch of spring

A Spring Garden Day will be presented by Penn State Master Gardeners of Cambria County from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Manor Drive conference room, 499 Manor Drive, Ebensburg.

The cost is $14.95, and checks can be made out to Penn State Extension and sent to Penn State Cooperative Extension, 401 Candlelight Drive, Ebensburg, Pa. 15931.

Information: 472-7986.

Junior musical

Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance Jr.” will be presented by Richland Junior High School students at 7 tonight and Saturday at Richland Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Richland High School.  

Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students.

Information: 269-0300 or www.richlandpac.com.  

Seeing spots

Public performances of the children’s theater production of Disney’s “101 Dalmatians Musical” will be held at 2 and 4 p.m. Sunday and May 4 at Cresson Lake Playhouse, 279 Shapiro Road, Loretto.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students younger than age 12.

Information: 472-4333​​ or www.CressonLake.com.

Reading rates

A book and magazine sale will continue through Saturday at Windber Public Library, 1909 Graham Ave.

There will be hardcover and paperback books, children’s books and magazines.  

Prices will range from 25 cents to $1 per item.  

Library hours are noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Information: 467-4950.

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The annual used book sale will continue through Wednesday at Highland Community Library, 330 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

There will be books, audio books and DVDs. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Library.

Information: 266-5610.

Special story time

Local author and ASHA-certified speech language pathologist Elizabeth Redhead Kriston will present a Word Menders story time at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Highland Community Library, 330 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

Children of all ages and abilities are invited to this free program.

Registration is preferred, but not required.

Information: 266-5610.

Civil War heroes

“Homegrown Heroes: Pennsylvania Communities in the Civil War” will be presented by Steven Anderson at 7 p.m. Monday at the Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.   

The program connects people to history by focusing on stories of regular citizens, those heroes who did not wear uniforms or participate in battles.

Information: 539-1889.

Cast call

Open auditions for Cresson Lake Playhouse’s production of Disney’s “Camp Rock – The Musical” will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the theater’s second floor rehearsal hall, 526 W. Ogle St., Ebensburg.

The large ensemble cast will feature roles for ages 12 to 20, plus three adult roles.

Those who plan to audition should bring sheet music for 16 bars of either an up-tempo Broadway song or rock song, scheduling conflicts and dress comfortably to be able to dance.

A pianist will be provided.

The show will be performed June 19 through July 5.

Information: 472-4333 or email CressonLakePlayhouse@verizon.net.

Blossoming art

The 16th annual Art in Bloom spring art show will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Cambria County Courthouse, Ebensburg.

This year’s show, “Showers of Flowers,” is open to amateur and professional artists from Pennsylvania.

Information: www.ebensburgmainstreet.com.

Art instruction

A two-day watercolor workshop with instructor Bill Perry will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Art Works building of Bottle Works, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Students are asked to bring a rural image photo and a lunch.

A list of materials which each student should bring to the class will be available.  

The cost is $90 for nonmembers and $81 for members.

Registration: 536-5399.

Worthy causes

West Suburban Little League will hold a basket party Sunday at the Richland Volunteer Firemen’s banquet facility, 1321 Scalp Ave., Richland Township.

Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and drawings will begin at 1:30 p.m. 

Tickets are $10 and include a light lunch, beverage, dessert and 24 basket chances.

 Information: 418-2174.

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A  Fabulous ’50s Sock Hop, sponsored by Mini Miracles and the Conemaugh Township Volunteer Fire Company, will be held Saturday at the John Bracken Hall, 1942 Kring St., Tire Hill.

A car cruise will be held at 6 p.m., weather permitting, with a dance to follow from 8 to 11 p.m.

Dressing in ’50s attire is suggested, and those who attend must be age 21 or older with proper ID.

Music will be provided by UB the DJ, and the cost is $5 per person.

Beverages will be included in the cost, and food will be available for sale.

Mini Miracles holds fundraisers to help raise awareness of prenatal and pediatric strokes.

Information: 479-5240.

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The fourth annual Gary Lamer Birthday Remembrance Bash will be held from 8:30 p.m. to closing today at Windber Hotel, 502 15th St., and at 3 p.m. Saturday at Woodside Bar and Grill, 430 Highland Park Road, Johnstown.

The five bands playing at Windber Hotel are Lucky Lad Green, Blood Union, Ground Resonance, Ten Million Devils and Inside Out.  

The cover charge is $5.

The seven bands playing at Woodside Bar and Grill are Train Shop 6, Justin Garman Trio, Pivot, Fail, Inside Out, Big Atlantic and Driveline.  

The cover charge is $10, and doors open at 2:30.

All money raised will go toward two $1,000 scholarships for two students pursing a trade or technical degree at Forest Hills High School.

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A used book sale, indoor yard sale and bake sale sponsored by Northern Cambria Catholic School Parents for Students Organization will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Nicholas Church Hall, 1169 Alverda Road, Nicktown.

Bridal venue

“The Bridal Boutique: The Wedding – Traditionally Yours” will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Art Works building of Bottle Works, 413 Third Ave. in Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The event will be a resource and service to brides and grooms and their families and friends.

The vendors will include Etched in Silk with artists Marcene Glover, E. Lanae Glover and Dorie Sheridan; Cambria City Flowers; Quality Alterations by Maureen Shepherd;  candles and gifts by Laura Argenbright; Quilts for Body, Heart and Soul by Jean Sobecky and B&L Wine Cellars.  

Admission is $5.  

Information: 536-5399.

Performance venue

StudioPM will celebrate its first anniversary with an alumni gallery show and reception from 5:30 to 7:30 tonight at the Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

There will be a cash bar and refreshments.

The Blues Gathering will be held from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 410-2245.

Keeping the beat

Dancing and drumming for children age 4 and older will be held from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Thursdays at the Art Works building of Bottle Works, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The cost is $5 per class.

Information: 536-5399.

Book bargains

Cookbooks will be featured for April at Inclined to Read Bookstore at the Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

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

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

Information: 536-5131.

Keeping fit

Yoga classes will be held at Bottle Works and the Art Works building of Bottle Works in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Adult yoga classes will be held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays in May and 5:45 and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Bottle Works.

The session is $56 or $10 per class.

Yoga classes for children will be held at 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Art Works building, 413 Third Ave.

Children’s yoga is $5 a class.

Information: 539-0924.

Stitch in time

Sit and Stitch, a laid-back time of quilting, cross-stitching and knitting, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

All are welcome, and admission is free.

Information: 536-5399.

Theatrical performances

The Stephen Sondheim musical thriller “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” will close the season for Altoona Community Theater at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and May 2-3 and 2 p.m. May 4 on the Benzel Stage of the Mishler Theater, Altoona.

Tickets are $13 to $23, depending on location.

Reservations: 944-9434 or www.mishlertheatre.org.

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The comedy “Academia Nuts” will be presented by Bedford County Players tonight through Sunday and May 2-4 at Gardner Memorial Theater, Old Bedford Village.

 Friday and Saturday shows will begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees start at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $12 each.

Reservations: 623-7555.

Historic travels

“Stories & Songs of the American Road” will be presented by Matthew Dodd at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Folk Meeting House, 1711 Springs Road in Springs.

Admission is free and open to the public.  

Information: 442-4594, 662-4366 or www.springspa.org.   

 Concert series

 Kinan Azmeh’s CityBand will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center on the campus St. Vincent College, Latrobe.

 Single tickets are $25, and non-St. Vincent student tickets are $15.

Children age 12 and younger will be admitted free with adult supervision.

 A dinner-concert package will feature dinner served in the Metten dining room and admission to the concert for $50 per person.  

A free shuttle will run between the parking areas and concert venue.

Tickets also are available at the door one hour before each concert.

Information: 724 805-2565 or http://concertseries.stvincent.edu.

Survey says

“Family Feud Live,” the audience participation stage show, will come to the area at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Tickets will range from $27 to $41.50 each.

Information: 800-298-4200 or www.kovalchickcomplex.com.

IUP series

“Live Intentionally” will be presented as part of the spring 2014 Six O’Clock Series from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Hadley Union Building Ohio Room, on the campus of  Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Molly Shattuck, a 1989 IUP graduate, will discuss the philosophy behind her newly released book “Vibrant Living.”

The presentation is free and open to the community.

Parking at the Hadley Union Building and elsewhere on campus in nonreserved spots is free after 5 p.m.

Film series

“Dooman River” will be the last film in IUP’s spring Foreign Film Series, which will be shown at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Sunday in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall, on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

The program is free and open to the community.

Treasured paintings

“Pleasures and Treasures,” paintings by self-taught artist Lori Perrine-Miglioretti, will be on display through May 3 at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

Arts center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 255-6515.

Current art

“Maps, Scotch Bonnets & Snallygasters: Current Works by Michael Allison” will be on display through May 31 at the Art Works building of Bottle Works, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Information: 535-2020.

Spring art

The 2015 Juried Spring Exhibition of Allied Artists of Johnstown will be on display through May 3 at AmeriServ Financial, Franklin and Main streets, downtown Johnstown.

This year’s exhibition features 43 works from among 29 artists and includes a variety of media from photography to watercolor, acrylic, oil, metal, pastels, pencil and mixed media pieces.

Reflective art

“The Art of Healing Exhibition: Reflections 2014” will be on display through June 6 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland.

Information: 269-7234.

Paper art

“Projections on Paper: Abstract Prints and Drawings from the Permanent Collection” will be on display through May 3 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

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

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

Animal art

“Rachel DiAndrea: Dog and Pony Show” will be on display through Aug. 2 in the George A. and Herbert T. Wolf Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona in the Brett Building at 1210 Eleventh Ave.

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

Information: 946-4464 or www.sama-art.org.

Ruth Rice covers Features for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow her on Twitter at Twitter.com/RuthRiceTD.

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