The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 19, 2012

Events | Seasonal magic


Johnstown —

Sumptuous sewing

“Ex Machina – 34 Years of Costuming by Winnie Voytko” will be on display through Nov. 5 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The exhibit includes more than a dozen costumes created for Johnstown Concert Ballet as well as wedding dresses and Pennsylvania Junior Miss gowns.

Information: 536-5399.

Creative kids

Saturday Art Classes for Kids will be held Saturday and Oct. 27 at The Learning Lamp, 2025 Bedford St., Stonycreek Township. 

Children in prekindergarten to kindergarten will meet from 9 to 10 a.m., and children in Grades 1-3 will be in session from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Tuition for both groups is $25.

Extended classes for Grades 4 and older will be held Saturdays from noon to 1:30 p.m., and tuition will be $38. 

All tuition includes cost of supplies for three sessions per month. 

Information: 262-0732 or

Theater benefit

“Taking the Show on the Road,” a fundraiser to benefit Mountain Playhouse, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Halle, formerly Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, 308 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Tickets are $99 a person.

Information: 629-9201, ext. 100.

Book bargains

Friends of the Cambria County Library’s Inclined To Read Bookstore will feature murder mysteries and Halloween books during October at the library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

There also are books by R.L. Stine in the children’s section.

Hardbacks are $1, and paperbacks are 25 cents each or five for $1.

Bookstore hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Information: 536-5131.

Scary fun

The 21st annual Scarecrow Contest sponsored by the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce will be held Saturday through Oct. 31 around the Diamond in Ligonier and along surrounding streets.

The public will vote by ballot for community favorite at participating shops or the chamber office. 

Information: (724) 238-4200.

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