The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 5, 2013

Events | Suite stories



Book bargains

Friends of the Cambria County Library’s Inclined To Read Bookstore will highlight children’s books and VHS tapes during July at the library, 248 Main St. in downtown Johnstown.

The selection of fiction and nonfiction includes art, business, classics, cooking, gardening, health and well-being, history, religion and sports, and murder/mystery/suspense.

There also will be CDs, DVDs and cassettes.

Hardback books are $1 and paperbacks are 25 cents each.

Children’s books and VHS tapes will be 2 for $1.

Bookstore hours will be 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 536-5131.

Farm fresh

The fourth annual Farmers’ Market will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday through mid-October at Strongstown Homecoming & Historical Society, 14895 Route 422 Highway East, Strongstown.

There will be locally grown and produced bedding plants, perennials, annuals, herbs, fresh produce, sauces, seasonings, baked goods, breads and pies and crafts.

Information: 243-0289.

Merton teachings

A two-day seminar on Trappist Monk Thomas Merton will be presented by the Ecumenical Studies Center at Mount Aloysius College on Thursday and July 12 on the college’s Cresson campus.

The seminar will begin with registration Thursday, and the opening session at 2:30 p.m. will be “Thomas Merton, Modern Mystic.”

Reflective time starts at 4:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 5:30 and a film will be shown at 7.

Breakfast will be served at 8 on July 12, with the morning session, “Thomas Merton on the Spiritual Life,” beginning at 9.  

Lunch will be served at noon, and “Thomas Merton and the Spiritual Life” will continue at 2.  

An evening prayer and dinner at 5:30 will complete the seminar.

 Presenter will be Bonnie Bowman Thurston, who wrote her doctoral dissertation on Merton.  

Information: 886-6510 or email

In shape

Fitness programming is shaping up at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Summer yoga classes will be held from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays and 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays.

Monday sessions are July 8-29.

Wednesday sessions are July 10 and 17 and Aug. 7-28, with no classes July 24 and 31.

Classes are held in sessions, but drop-ins are welcome.

Registration: 536-5399.

Summer Belly Dancing classes will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Summer sessions are July 10 to July 17 and Aug. 7-28.

There will be no classes held July 24 and 31.

The four-week sessions are $25.

Registration: 539-0924.

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