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April 3, 2014

Best-selling authors in Cambria City this weekend

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“Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented at 7 tonight and Saturday at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, 728 Ben Franklin Highway, Ebensburg.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students at the door.

“Lucky Stiff” will be presented at 7 tonight and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Everett Area High School, One Renaissance Circle, Everett.

Tickets are $8 at the door or reserve seats at 652-9114, ext. 1302.

“The Wizard of Oz” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday through April 13 at Penn Cambria High School, 401 Linden Ave., Cresson.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.

Information: 886-8188, ext. 2227.

“Seussical” will be presented at 7:30 tonight and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Berlin Brothersvalley High School, 1025 Main St., Berlin.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students.

Musical quacking

“Honk! The Musical,” a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling,” will be presented by Richland Elementary School students at 7 tonight and Saturday at Richland Performing Arts Center, One Academic Ave., Richland Township.

Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students.

Information: 269-0300 or http://www.richlandpac.com.

Event deadlines

A community seder meal will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 14 at Beth Sholom Congregation, 700 Indiana St., Westmont.

The reservation deadline is today, and the cost is $25 a person.

Information: 536-0647.

“Murder at the Stardust Casino,” a murder-mystery fundraiser to benefit Remembering Adam Inc., will be held April 12 at La Ferme Rouge, 238 Marina Road, Patton.

Doors will open at 5 p.m. with dinner and entertainment at 6.

The reservation deadline is Tuesday.

The cost is $40 per person.

Information: 954-1556 or www.rememberingadam.org.

“Sound Empowerment,” an arts-in-education workshop with Jim Donovan, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 12 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

The reservation deadline is today.

Tickets are $40 per person.

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

Spa day

“Spring into Spring,” an afternoon of pampering for women, will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday at YWCA Greater Johnstown, 526 Somerset St. in the Kernville section of Johnstown.

The event will feature a catered brunch, hand waxing, chair massages, facials, hair consultations, nail art, crafts and vendors.

Space is limited to 35 women, and the cost is $40.

Reservations will be taken until noon Saturday.

Information: 536-3519.

Children’s concert

Inclined to Sing and The Apprentice Choir, the children’s choruses of the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, will present a concert at 7 tonight at the Grand Halle on Broad Street, 306 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Doors will open at 6.

The choirs involve singers ranging from age 5 through ninth grade.  

This will be the finale of the Grand Halle Performance Series for the 2013-14 season.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students at the door.

Information: 536-7986 or www.steeplesproject.org.

Creative classes

A spring series of Saturday art classes will be held at The Learning Lamp, 2025 Bedford St., Stonycreek Township.

Children in pre-K and kindergarten will meet from 10:15 to 11 a.m.,  grades one through three will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and grades four and older will meet from 1 to 2:30.  

In “The Original Selfie,” which will be held Saturday and April 12 and 19, children will create their own self-portraits inspired by Munch’s “The Scream.”  

They also will take on Picasso’s multidimensional style of portraiture and make their own selfie masterpieces using methods by Matisse.

Tuition is $25 for preschool through third grade and $38 for grade four and older.  

Tuition covers the cost of supplies and all three classes.  

Registration: 262-0732.  

 Christian talk

“God is Speaking to You” will be presented by international Christian speaker Elise Moore at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Christ Centered Community Church, 531 Somerset St. in the Kernville section of Johnstown.

Moore will discuss the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible and scriptural insights from theologian Mary Baker Eddy.

Admission is free.

Information: www.elisemoore.com.

Financial facts

“MoneySmart with AmeriServ” will be presented at 5 p.m. Thursday at Highland Community Library, 330 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

Presenters will provide tips and tricks for making the most of your money and explain the differences between traditional and Roth IRAs.

There also will be time to ask questions about financial concerns.             

Admission is free, and registration is preferred but not required.

Information: 266-5610.

Performance venue

Music will be on the menu at the Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Don Aliquo Sr. Quartet will perform from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

Aliquo is a Johnstown native and saxophonist who has shared the stage with Tony Bennet, Lena Horne, Mel Torme, Johnny Mathis and Woody Herman.

He has been a guest soloist with the River City Brass Band and played at Heinz Hall and the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh.

Admission is $12 or $10 for VIP at the door.             

Information: www.event-brite.com/e/don-aliquo-sr-jazz-quartet-sat-april-5-tickets-10639094819?aff=efbevent.

Book bargains

Cookbooks will be featured at Inclined to Read Bookstore in  the Cambria County Library lobby, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

The store also will be filled with fiction and nonfiction, including art, business, children’s, classics, gardening, health and wellness, history, sports and murder mystery.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Hardback books are $1, children’s books are 50 cents and paperbacks are 25 cents.

Information: 536-5131.

All stripes

A Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child story time will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Highland Community           Library, 330 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

“Stripes of All Types” is this year’s selection, and every participant will receive a copy of the book.

The event is geared to toddlers, pre-school and school-aged students, and participants will experience the story in a variety of ways, including crafts and games.

The event is free, but registration is required.

Information: 266-5610.

Beat goes on

A drum circle will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Those interested in joining the circle do not need experience in music to participate.

Facilitator Rachel Allen is trained in West African, Middle Eastern and many other cultural traditions.

The cost is $5 per person.

Information: 536-5399.

Short bard

“If We Shadows,” a shortened rendering of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” will be presented by STAR Productions tonight and Saturday at the JFK Center on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

The play will begin at 7:30 p.m., with a dinner theater at 6.

Tickets for the show only, which will be available at the door, are $10.

Tickets for the dinner theater are $25 and must be reserved.

Information: 472-3930.

Fore charity

The Bar Stool Open, which will benefit the American Cancer Society’s 2014 Relay for Life of Northern Cambria County, will begin with registration from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Pit Stop 271, Mundys Corner.

Teams of 2 to 4 people will visit nine bars between noon to 5:30 p.m. and play a round of miniature golf at each one.

 The stops are Pit Stop 271, Beer Sandwich Express, Cottage, LaRue’s, Off the Rak, Our Place Pizza, Backroom Saloon, Blue Goose and Nicktown Hotel.

The minimum donation is $10 per team member.

Participants may play in memory or in honor of a loved one who is battling cancer.

A wrap-up party with prizes for best dressed team, lowest score and highest score will begin at 6 p.m. at Pit Stop 271.

Information: 695-9232.

Sweet times

The 67th annual Pennsylvania Maple Festival will continue today through Sunday at Maple Festival Park, Meyersdale.

Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children ages 6 to 12.

Children age 5 and younger will be admitted free.

Information: 634-0213 or www.pamaplefestival.com.

Musical heritage

“The Music, Dance and Instruments of the Pennsylvania Germans” will be presented by commonwealth speaker Keith A. Brintzenhoff from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the community room at Somerset Historical Center, 10649 Somerset Pike, Somerset.

Dressed in authentic attire, Brintzenhoff will explore the traditions of Pennsylvania German music through dance, songs, and stories as he explains the roles that various instruments play in Pennsylvania German music and customs.

Admission is free.

Information: 445-6077.

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, and admission is free.

Information: 536-5399.

Crochet meet

“Highland Hookers,” a new crochet group, will meet from noon to 1 p.m. today at Highland Community Library, 330 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

Participants are making caps and hats for women experiencing hair loss due to chemo, and easy beginner-level patterns will be available.

The group will meet at noon the first and third Fridays of the month.

All levels of crochet experience are welcome, and registration is not required.

Information: 266-5610.

Ethical lecture

The eighth annual Moral Choices lecture, “Ethical Considerations of Citizenship in the 21st Century,” will be delivered by Sister Mary Ann Dillon, former president of Mount Aloysius College, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Alumni Hall on the campus of Mount Aloysius College, Cresson.

The lecture is part of the college’s 2013-2014 speaker series which is examining the theme, “21st Century Citizenship: The Common Good.”  

The lecture is open to the general public free of charge.

Classic myth

The spring production of “Eurydice” will be held at 7:30 p.m. today, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts on the campus of Penn State Altoona.

With contemporary characters, the classic myth of Orpheus is retold through the eyes of its heroine, Eurydice.  

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Children age 12 and younger will be admitted free.

Information: 949-5452 or www.altoona.psu.edu.

IUP series

 “Careers in Sports Administration: The Right Fit for You?” will be presented as part of the spring 2014 Six O’Clock Series from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Hadley Union Building Ohio Room on the campus of  Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

This presentation will feature a panel of experts in a number of fields related to sports administration, including marketing, coaching and public relations.

All of the presentations are free and open to the community.

Parking at the Hadley Union Building and elsewhere on campus in non-reserved spots is free after 5 p.m.

Reflective art

“The Art of Healing Exhibition: Reflections 2014” will be on display through June 6 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland.

The museum collaborated with Conemaugh Health System’s Healthcare Partnership Program to conduct an exhibit of work stemming from an initiative to help area residents experiencing mental and physical disabilities.

Information: 269-7234.

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 art

“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.

Altoona art

An exhibition of work by Alyssa Reiser Prince will be on display through April 20 in the McLanahan and Sheetz Galleries of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts on the campus of Penn State Altoona.

The galleries are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and before and during all performances.

Information:949-5452 or www.altoona.psu.edu.

Double art

Two new exhibitions will be on display through April 26 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona in the Brett Building at 1210 Eleventh Ave., downtown Altoona.

“Dan Helsel: Creating Joy” will feature 50 of Helsel’s landscape and still life paintings.

He paints on oil-primed linen canvas and prepares his own panels from Gesso using a Renaissance formula.

His paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout western and central Pennsylvania.

 “Robert E. Wedge: A Moment of Emotion” will feature 44 works by the Altoona photographer.

Wedge’s portfolio includes portraits, landscapes, architecture and sporting events.

He is renowned for possessing a keen eye for detail and a remarkable talent for capturing a moment in time.

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

Information: 946-4464 or www.sama-art.org.

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