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October 4, 2013

Things to do in region this week

Wine and dine

The Sandyvale Inaugural Wine Fest will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Sandyvale Memorial Gardens and Conservancy, 80 Hickory St. in the Hornerstown section of Johnstown.

Internationally acclaimed saxophonist Kenny Blake will perform.

Tickets are $25 or two for $40 in advance or $30 or two for $50 at the gate.

Information: 536-7993 or

Musical serving

“Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping” will be presented through Oct. 13 at Mountain Playhouse, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

The sequel to the popular musical will feature the same actresses who first performed the roles at the playhouse in 2011.

Curtain times are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, with the exception of this Tuesday, and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Oct. 11 and 3 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 13.

Tickets are $22 to $39 for evening performances and $17 to $35 for matinees. All tickets include $2 service charge.

Information: 629-9201, option 1, or

Noon series

Pianist Henry McKenzie Davis will perform for the noon recital series Tuesday at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., downtown Johnstown.

Davis received a Peabody Award for his arrangement and recording of the classic gospel song “Peace in the Valley,” and his work has been commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution.

He founded the Howard Gospel Choir, the first African-American gospel choir in the country, while a student at Howard University.

He is an administrator with the Peniel Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Center in Johnstown.

The free program will be followed by a light lunch and an opportunity to meet the artist.

Information: 536-7521.

Performance series

Organist Bryan Lohr of Hooversville will kick off the 2013-14 season of the Grand Halle Performance Series at 7 tonight at the Grand Halle, 306 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Lohr will give a musical tour of pipe organ history that will demonstrate the resonance of the Halle’s Adam Stein pipe organ as Kim Rauch, the facility’s music director, narrates.

Lohr will play organ works by Bach, Handel, Frescobaldi, Franck and Ives which illustrate various cultures and innovations that played a part in the history of organ building.

Tickets, which will be available at the door at 6:30, are $10 for adults and $5 for students.

Concerts will be held the first Friday of each month through April.

Information: 536-7986 or

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