The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


December 12, 2013

Russell House in Moxham is all decked out for Christmas


The Christmas classic “The Homecoming” will be performed by the Bedford County Players at 8 tonight and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Gardner Memorial Theater in Old Bedford Village.

The play is based on the book by Earl Hamner Jr., which was the basis for the television show “The Waltons.”

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and younger.

Reservations: 623-7555.

“ ’Twas the Night Before Christmas” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 21 and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 22 at Baker Mansion, Altoona.

The cost is $8 per person or $6 for groups of 15 or more.

Information: 942-3916.

The Pennsylvania Consort will celebrate its 26th consecutive presentation of Handel’s            “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bedford United Methodist Church, 132 E. John St.  

The presentation will be anchored by the 50-plus volunteer choir from Bedford, Blair and Huntingdon counties.

Tickets, which are $9 for adults and $4.50 for students through high school, will be available at the door one hour before the concert.

Information: 733-2301 or email  

Worthy cause

A Caring for Kids benefit basket party and concert will be held Saturday at Turner Hall, 632 Railroad St., downtown Johnstown.

The basket party, which will have as many as 100 baskets, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., and a concert featuring six area bands begins at 8.

Proceeds will benefit the Free Care Fund at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, which allows children to be treated regardless of ability to pay.

Tickets are $5 for each event and will be available at the door.

Train display

The Christmas Town Railroad Display will be puffing away through Jan. 1 at Arbutus Park Retirement Community, 207 Ottawa St., Richland Township.

The train schedule is 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday; 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday; 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Dec. 21 and 23; 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 25; 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 27; 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 29; and 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 1.

Information: 266-8621.

Festival of the Trees

The eighth annual Festival of the Trees for Jackson Township will be on display through                Jan. 7 at Veterans Park, 200 Adams Ave., Vinco.

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