The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


April 3, 2014

Best-selling authors in Cambria City this weekend


Story time

The sixth annual Children’s Book Festival of Johnstown will be presented from 6 to 8:30 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave., and its Arts Works building, 413 Third Ave., both in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

This year’s theme is “Tell Me a Story.”

The festival’s headliners are New York Times best-seller Gail Carson Levine, author-illustrator James Warhola and kid series author Debbie Dadey.

The festival will feature children’s authors and books, comedy, theater, storytelling, a book sale and crafts.

Admission is free.

Information: 262-0732 or

Folk meets rock

The national touring company of California Dreaming will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.

The group sings music from the California pop scene of the mid-’60s and early ’70s.

Tickets are $31, $27 and $23.

Information: 467-9070 or

Side-by-side concert

“Our Young Talents and Shining Brass” will be presented by Johnstown Symphony Orchestra and Youth Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Principal trumpet Matthew Barabas will perform a solo.

Tickets are $37 and $32.

Information: 269-7200 or

Comedy for a cause

“Something’s Funny in the West End,” a comedy night sponsored by the West End Improvement Group, will be held Saturday at Ace’s, 318 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Doors will open at 6 with dinner and entertainment by local comedians Doug Meagher and Bo Moore at 7.

There will be dancing until 11 with DJ Turn Up the Mic, and a cash bar will be available.

Proceeds will go toward the group’s Laurel Avenue Community Garden project.

The cost is $25 per person in advance or at the door.

Information: 248-8989 or 535-2499.

Wine benefit

The sixth annual wine auction, sponsored by the United Way of the Laurel Highlands and the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, will be held at 6:30 tonight at Harrigan’s Cafe & Wine Deck at the Holiday Inn, 250 Market St., downtown Johnstown.

Tickets are $100.

Information: 535-2563.

Easter fun

Kid’s Day, sponsored by UPJ Circle K of Kiwanis Club International, will be held Saturday at Greater Johnstown High School, 222 Central Ave., Johnstown.

Games, crafts and face painting will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with an Easter egg hunt at 9 a.m. for ages 3-6 and 11 a.m. for ages 7-12.

A spoon race will be held at 9 a.m. for ages 7-12 and 11 a.m. for ages 3-6.

Pancake Day and Key Club basket party will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The movie “Frozen” will be shown at 12:30 p.m.

Admission is free.

Ministry meeting

Showcase for Christian Ministries will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Galleria, Richland Township.

There will be more than 30 Christian service organizations from the Greater Johnstown area, and musical entertainment will be featured each day.

Admission is free.

College choir

Heinz Chapel Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at Westmont Presbyterian Church, 601 Luzerne St.

The 53-voice a cappella choir from the University of Pittsburgh will sing the music of Gershwin, The Beatles, Rheinberger, Debussy, Stanford, Clausen and Erb.

Admission is free.

On the stages

“Fiddler on the Roof” will be presented at 7 tonight and Saturday at Conemaugh Township Area High School, 300 W. Campus Ave., Davidsville.

Tickets are $9 at the door  or $8 in advance by calling 479-4014.

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