The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 13, 2014

Look who will be wearin' green this weekend


Magic on ice

Disney on Ice “100 Years of Magic” will be presented at 7 tonight, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena, 326 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

Tickets are $60.15 rinkside, $49.70 VIP and $23.15 arena seating, with fees.

Information: 800-745-3000 or

Folksy rock

Driftwood, a band with a rock ’n’ roll heart and a folk art mind, will perform tonight at the Art Works building of Bottle Works, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.          

Doors will open at 6 p.m., with music beginning at 7.

The opening act will be local Americana band The Whiskey River Panhandlers.  

Carving out a name for themselves with electrifying live performances, Driftwood, from Birmingham, N.Y., will bring  raw sounds to the Americana/roots music scene by incorporating upright bass, banjo, acoustic guitar and violin.

Driftwood formed in 2005 and released its debut CD, “Rally Day,” in 2009.

A second CD, “A Rock & Roll Heart,” came in 2011, and the band’s self-titled third CD was released in December 2013.

Tickets are $12 for nonmembers and $10 for members.

Guests may bring their own beverages and snacks.

Information: 535-2020 or

Dinner’s on

A free community dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave.

The meal will be served by members of Interim Health Care and Girl Scouts through Windber Area Community Kitchen.

The menu will feature breaded pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, sliced carrots, dessert and beverage.

Wearin’ green

The first ShamRock Firehouse Music Festival will be held from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department, 1321 Scalp Ave., Richland Township.

Doors open at 8 with a cash bar. The kitchen will be open from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Featured bands will be Nixon Pit Crew, YUM and Shades of June.

DJ Pump will spin music between sets.

Tickets are $10 at the door, and guests must be age 21 or older to attend.

Prom finery

The eighth annual Cinderella Project will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and March 22 at the YWCA Greater Johnstown, 526 Somerset St. in the Kernville section of Johnstown.

Area high school girls can receive a free prom dress and all the accessories.

This year, girls also will receive a beauty bag with personal care items.

Admission is free.

Information: 536-3519.

Highland happenings

A variety of events will be presented at Highland Community Library, 330 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

“Brain Injury Awareness” will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The free program is presented by the Center for Independent Living of South Central Pennsylvania in conjunction with Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Important brain awareness topics, including concussions, will be covered.

Registration is preferred, but not required.

The Teen Book Club will discuss “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Copies of assigned books are available to borrow for library card holders in this free, monthly discussion group.

Registration is preferred, but not required.

“Diary of a Wimpy Kid Preteen Party” will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday.

This free event for preteens ages 10 to 13 will include trivia, games and special prizes.

 Registration is required.

Information: 266-5610.

Egg-cellent art

A traditional Pysanki class for intermediate students will be held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Participants will make one egg with an intricate design.

The cost is $20 for nonmembers and $18 for members.

Information: 536-5399.

Skating party

The Cambria County 4-H program will kick off the new 4-H year with an ice skating party from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at North Central Recreation Center, 186 Schoolhouse Road, Ebensburg.

Members of the Johnstown Tomahawks will be on hand to skate with 4-H families and friends.

All 4-H members or those interested in joining are invited to come.

Information: 472-7986 or

Dog-gone reads

Tales with Tails, a literacy initiative that encourages children of all abilities to read stories to dogs who love to listen, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday in the children’s department of Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johns-town.

All school-age children age 5 and older may participate in the program.

Each child or family will be assigned an individual 15-minute time increment             within this period.

All dogs involved in this program have passed AKC canine good citizen certification and an obedience and training program and will remain with handlers through the program’s length.

Sign-ups are being held in the library’s children’s department and are required for participation in this program.

Information: 536-5131, ext. 205.

Noon series

 Pianist Laura Williamson will perform at noon Tuesday for the Noon Recital Series for March at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., downtown Johnstown.

She will perform a romantic piano sampler, including Beethoven’s “Fur Elise,” some Schubert waltzes, four of Grieg’s Lyric Pieces and a Paderewski minuet.

The free program will be followed by a light lunch and an opportunity to meet the artist.

Information: 536-7521.

Classic acts

The Beach Boys and Three Dog Night will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena, 326 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

The show is being underwritten by McAneny Bros., which is hosting its annual trade show at Pasquerilla Conference Center on Wednesday.

Tickets are $25, $35 and $55, plus fees.

Information: 536-5156 or

Christian concert

Christian rockers Third Day and Skillet will headline an all-star concert featuring Mandisa, Brandon Heath, Peter Furler and We As Human Thursday at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena, 326 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.

The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m., a half-hour earlier than previously announced, and doors will open an hour earlier at 6.

Tickets are $31.85 reserved, $42.85 reserved floor seating and $110.70 VIP reserved, with fees.

Information: 536-5156 or

Library history

“Help Yourself,” a 23-minute informational film made in 1950 about what was then Cambria Free Library, will be shown at 2 and 6 p.m. Thursday in the community room at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

The film also is available for borrowing on DVD.

Information: 535-5131.


“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday and March 21-22 and 2 p.m. March 23 at Greater Johnstown High School, 222 Central Ave., Johnstown.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students.

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