The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 26, 2012

What's happening this week in region



Performance venue

Americana, blues and horror are on the menu at Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The Hit and Miss Engines and Striped Maple Hollow will perform from 8 to 11 tonight, with doors opening at 7.

Cover charge is $5.

Scott Jeffreys will host The Blues Gathering from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

There will be a Rocky Horror screening and performances by Homeless Gospel Choir and The One and Only Matt Miller from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Information: 410-2245.

Animal house

Kritter Kamp will be presented by licensed wildlife rehabilitator Ayn VanDyke at noon Saturday at Dane Castle, Route 403, Strongstown.

The public is invited to learn about VanDyke’s work and meet some of her critters.

Information: 322-4506 or 749-7341.

Off-road racing

American Woods Racing Series will be held Saturday and Sunday at Rock Run Recreation Area, 1228 St. Lawrence Road, Patton.

The race is a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness.

On Saturday, quads and minis will race at 9 a.m., with youth at 10 a.m. and a buddy race for adults at noon,

On Sunday, dirt bikes will race at 9 a.m., with youth at 10 and a buddy race for adults at noon.

Rock Run will be closed to public riding for the weekend.

Admission is $10 for spectators both days.

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.

Artistic kids

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

In Self-Expression in Painting, students will explore the basics of color mixing and American Indian imagery while creating a self-portrait with acrylic paints on canvas.

Children in prekindergarten and 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 age groups is $25.

Extended classes for youth in Grades 4 and older will be held Saturdays from noon to

1:30 p.m. Tuition is $38.  

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

Information: 262-0732 or

Text Only | Photo Reprints

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.

     View Results