The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

March 13, 2014

Look who will be wearin' green this weekend

BY RUTH RICE
RRICE@TRIBDEM.COM

— Events

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 ticketmaster.com.

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 www.bottleworks.org.

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 extension.psu.edu/cambria/pro-grams/4-h.

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 www.warmemorialarena.com.

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 www.warmemorialarena.com.

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.

Onstage

“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.



“South Pacific” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through March 22 at Westmont Hilltop High School, 200 Fair Oaks Drive, Westmont.

Tickets are $9.

Information: 255-8726 or www.whsd.org.



“Up the Down Staircase” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and March 21-22 at Forest Hills High School, 549 Locust St., Sidman.

Tickets are $7 for adults and college students and $5 for high school students and younger for show and dessert and $4 for adults and college student and $2 for high school students and younger for show only.

Doors open at 7 for the dessert theater.

Information: 487-7613, ext. 7500 for dessert or ext. 7600 for no dessert.



“Till Death Do Us Part” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday and March 21 at Portage Area High School, 84 Mountain Ave.

A dinner theater will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 21 in the cafeteria.

Tickets are $3 for the show only and $12 for dinner and show.

Information: 736-9636, ext. 3216.



“Disney’s High School Musical on Stage” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Chestnut Ridge Middle School, 3281 Valley Road, Fishertown.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students at the door.

Enchanted club

A book club for children in grades 4-6 featuring “Ella Enchanted” by Gail Carson Levine will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the children’s department at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

This program is being held in anticipation of Levine’s visit to Johnstown at the sixth annual Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown, which will be held April 4-6 at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave., and its Art Works building, 413 Third Ave., both in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Participants may either borrow or purchase a copy of the book at the library.

Information: 536-5131.

Divine timing

“All in God’s Time,” an ecumenical lecture by noted author, scholar and educator Maureen Crossen, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Alumni Hall on the campus of Mount Aloysius College, Cresson.

Regional religious and clerics are invited to attend the ecumenical luncheon at 12:30 p.m. in the Cosgrave Center.  

The afternoon lecture is free to the general public, and registration is required for the luncheon.

Information: 886-6335.

Keeping fit

Yoga and belly dancing classes will be held at Bottle Works and the Art Works building of Bottle Works in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Belly dancing classes will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave.

Hip scarves are $15, and classes are $25 a month.

Adult yoga classes will be held at 5:45 and 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Bottle Works.

The session is $56 or $10 per class.

Yoga classes for children will be held at 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays at the Art Works building, 413 Third Ave.

Children’s yoga is $5 a class.

Information: 539-0924.

Stitch in time

Sit and Stitch, a laid-back time of quilting, cross-stitching and knitting, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Fridays at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

All are welcome. Admission is free.

Information: 536-5399.

Artistic photos

“Through My Eyes,” photography by youth ranging in age from 12 to 20 from area schools, will be on display through March 31 at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

The exhibit is a partnership between Greater Johnstown Camera Club and Goodwill GoodGuides.

Information: 255-6515.

Dabbling in art

“The Tower of Dabble” will be on display through March 22 at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The exhibit features the blending of contemporary and caricature art by local artists Chris Tower and Duane Webb.

Caricature classes taught by Webb will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The cost is $15 for nonmembers and $13 for members.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 536-5399.

Student exhibit

“Student Exhibition I,” featuring the work of four senior art majors, will be on display through March 30 at St. Vincent Gallery on the campus of St. Vincent College, Latrobe.

Featured artists are Loretta Bobetich, Jennifer Kisner, Natalie Woodruff and Camden Yandel.

Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Young art

“Artists of the 21st Century” will be on display through April 12 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, and through April 17 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Ligonier Valley.

The exhibits feature the artwork of almost 300 students from 31 schools in 15 districts in six counties.

Information: 472-3920, Loretto, or 724-238-6015, Ligonier Valley.

Paper display

“Projections on Paper: Abstract Prints and Drawings from the Permanent Collection” will be on display through May 3 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The 35 prints and drawings taken from the museum’s permanent collection feature a number of noted artists working in a variety of abstract styles.

The exhibition will include the subtle calculations of color theorist Josef Albers, the playful forms of Alexander Calder, the mathematically complex Op Art compositions of Marko Spalatin and Helen Frankenthaler’s work which delves into the personal, mysterious and evocative.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 472-3920 or visit www.sama-art.org.