The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 5, 2013

Events | Suite stories



Family musical

“Fiddler on the Roof” will be presented at 8 p.m. today and Saturday at Cresson Lake Playhouse, 279 Shapiro Road, Loretto.

The family musical features four sets of parents and children.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for students younger than age 18.

Information: 472-4333 or

Nature days

Junior Ranger Nature Discovery Days will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and July 13, 20 and 27 at the picnic area at Johnstown Flood National Memorial.

The event is free and designed for children ages 7-10.   

Participants will learn about the natural surroundings enjoyed by members of the South Fork Fishing & Hunting Club more than 100 years ago.

Reservations are required, and a parent or guardian must accompany each child.

There will be a limit of 12 children per Saturday, and lunch will not be provided.

Reservations: 495-4643.

Performance venue

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

A teen open mic night will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The first half will be an open mic for anyone, and the second half will feature a local teen band performing.

Concessions will be available.

Information: 410-2245.

Picture stories

A weekly Caldecott Family Storytime will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays though July 22 in the children’s department at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St. in downtown Johnstown.

The program is open to children of all ages and will feature books by honorees of the Caldecott Medal, an annual award that recognizes distinguished American picture book artwork.

The program is free, and no registration is required.


Walk for a cause

“Walking in Her Shoes,” an event to raise awareness of domestic violence, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Greater Johnstown High School, 222 Central Ave., Johnstown.

Participants will walk to Central Park in downtown Johnstown, where keynote speaker Johnstown lawyer Pamela J. Mayer will address the participants.

Representatives from Johns-town Police Department, Cambria County coroner’s office and Women’s Help Center will participate.

After the program, a basket raffle will be held with proceeds going toward domestic violence initiatives.

Transportation will be provided back to the high school.

Information: 253-363-1345 or

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