The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 19, 2012

Events | Seasonal magic


Johnstown —

Race for blood

The sixth annual Vampire 5K, sponsored by Greater Alleghenies Blood Services Region and the local American Red Cross, will be held Saturday at the American Red Cross Blood Services John P. Murtha Donor Pavilion, 250 Jari Drive, Richland Township.

Registration will begin at 8:15 a.m., with the race at 9. 

All participants are invited to dress up in their favorite costumes and bring their entire family to enjoy the Halloween festivities.

The Red Cross will present medals to the top three male and female finishers in each run-walk and walk age group.

Registration is $25, and forms can be picked up at the donor pavilion, at various Johnstown businesses or at

Registration also will be accepted at the time of the event.

All proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross, Keystone Chapter.

Information: 262-2811 or email

Song and dance

“Broadway: Here & Now” will be presented by Greater Johnstown Community Chorus at 7 tonight at This Is It, 1300 Frankstown Road, Johnstown, and 7 p.m. Saturday at Westmont Middle School, 827 Diamond Blvd., Westmont.

Tickets are $8 at the door or $6 in advance from chorus members.

All jazzed up

“An Evening of Cole Porter” will be presented by the David Leonhardt Jazz Trio as part of Chamber Music Series of Greater Johnstown at 7:30 tonight at Grove Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 Grove Ave. in the Moxham section of Johnstown.

This will be the only concert in the series at the Moxham church.

Tickets are $15 or two for $25 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students.

Information: 467-7943 or

Snap shots

A “Get the Inspiration” seminar by noted professional photographer Tony Sweet will be presented from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, 101 Community College Way, Richland Township.

The event is being hosted by Greater Johnstown Camera Club.

Tickets at the door are $35 for adults and $20 for students.

Information: 539-5685.

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