The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 5, 2013

Events | Suite stories

JOHNSTOWN — Neil Simon’s “Comic Suites” will be presented through July 21 at Mountain Playhouse, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

Playhouse producer Teresa Stoughton Marafino has selected funny scenes from Simon’s “Plaza Suite,” “California Suite” and “London Suite” for this production.

Curtain times are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 3 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets are $22 to $34 for evenings and $17 to $30 for matinees and include a $2 service charge.

Information: 629-9201, option 1, or

Pencil art

“From There to Here,” by still life artist Kathleen Kase Burk, will be on display Sunday through Aug. 10 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

An opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The exhibit, which will have as many as 24 pencil and colored-pencil drawings, will show Burk’s progression from realistic to abstract drawing.

Burk will share some of her techniques during a workshop, “Structure and Surface,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27.

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

Information: 536-5399.

Cruisin’ for a cause

The 29th annual Hope Fire Company’s Car, Truck and Bike Show and Cruise will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in and around Northern Cambria.

Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with awards at 4.

There will be live fire-rescue demonstrations, EMS and fire company equipment displays, classic rock music and a townwide yard sale.

A turkey dinner sponsored by the fire company will be available.


Bandshell blast

AmeriServ Free Summer Concerts at Roxbury Bandshell will continue Sunday at the bandshell at Roxbury Park along Franklin Street, Johnstown.

The Runaways will perform rock ’n’ roll from the ’50s and ’60s with a touch of country at 5 p.m.

Band members all from the Johnstown area will feature Kim Miller, lead vocalist; Vic Sabo, lead guitar and vocals; Gary Faidley, bass guitar and vocals; Chuckie Glacken, rhythm guitar and vocals; and John Kot, drums.

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