The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 19, 2012

Events | Seasonal magic


Johnstown —

Intimate drama

“The Rimers of Eldritch” by Lanford Wilson will be presented by Westmont High School Theater Club at 7:30 tonight at Westmont Hilltop High School, 200 Fair Oaks Drive, Westmont.

The play, which is about a shooting and its impact on a small midwestern town, will feature a cast of 17 actors. 

The drama is directed by Rodney Eatman.

Tickets, which are $5, will be available at the door.

Information: 255-8726.

Post presentation

The 22nd annual show by Greater Johnstown Postcard Club will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Michael Sportsmen’s Club, Main Street, St. Michael.

There will be 11 postcard dealers from Pennsylvania and Virginia who will be buying and selling picture postcards.

Club members will have noncompetitive displays and the history of the picture postcard.

Food and refreshments will be available.

An admission fee of $2 will include a free door prize ticket.

Information: 266-2366 or 248-6843.

Acrylic designs

“Acrylic Painting: Design Your Paintings with a Strong Individual Style” will be presented by graphic artist and painting instructor Alan Rauch from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Rauch will demonstrate how to take an ordinary reference picture and re-create it in the artist’s own distinctive style.

Participants will need to bring reference pictures, acrylic paints, brushes, two 16-by-20 inch canvases, water jar, paper plates, table easel and black Sharpies.

The cost for the workshop is $65 for Bottle Works members and $75 for nonmembers.

Information: 536-5399 or

Graphic drama

“The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh will be presented at 8 tonight and Saturday at Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The play centers on a writer in a totalitarian police state who is interrogated because of a series of brutal child murders based on his stories.

Due to graphic violence, mature themes and coarse language, no one younger than age 17 will be permitted.

The play is being directed by Kate Davis.

Tickets are $10.

Information: 410-2245.

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What is the biggest key to reducing gun violence in Johnstown?

Tackling the area's drug problem.
Controlling folks moving into city housing.
Monitoring folks in treatment centers and halfway houses.
Tougher sentencing by the court system.
More police on the streets.

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