The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 5, 2013

Events | Suite stories



Dog-gone reads

“Tales with Tails,” a special literacy initiative that encourages children of all ages and abilities to read stories to AKC Canine Good Citizen dogs, will be held Monday and July 15, 22 and 29 in the children’s department at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., Johnstown.

There will be 15-minute time slots to read to a dog between 4 and 5 p.m.

The objective of the program is to provide a friendly and nonthreatening atmosphere in which children may practice oral reading skills and ultimately become more confident to read and learn in other settings.

Registration is required and may be done in person or by phone.

Information: 536-5131.

Theater ready

A class in the art of theater and stage makeup will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Monday at Laurel Arts Dance Center, 601 Georgian Place, Somerset.

The fee is $19.20 for members and $24 for nonmembers.

For those who qualify, scholarship money is available.

Registration: 443-2433 or email

Park programs

Local favorite the Michael O’Brian Band will perform Irish tunes at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Summit Level visitors center theater at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 10 miles west of Altoona off the Gallitzin exit of Route 22.

The concert will be moved indoors in the event of rain.

Admission is $2.

Information: 886-6150 or

Gotta regatta

The Lake Glendale Pontoon Association will conduct its annual regatta from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Prince Gallitzin State Park.

All boat types and sizes are invited to participate, including pontoon boats, sailboats, run-abouts, canoes, bass boats and others.

The Regatta Parade, led by the Coast Guard, will start at 2 p.m. at the main marina.

There is an open theme this year, so participants may express their creativity or enter an undecorated boat.

Trophies will be awarded in the four best decorated boats categories.

Registration is free and will be held from noon to 8 p.m. today or noon to 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the main marina hosts’ campsite.

Participants are invited to a covered dish picnic at 4 p.m. at the Pickerel Pond Area.

Information: 322-3357, 536-7138, 467-5203 or 322-4461.

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