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January 18, 2013

Events | Ice paradise

JOHNSTOWN — “Tropical Paradise,” the 18th annual Fire & Ice Festival, will be held today through Sunday in Uptown Somerset.

Employees of Mastro Gourmet Quality Ice of Pittsburgh will carve sculptures throughout the weekend.

There will be live music, hot food, a children’s center and fireworks at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is free, but $6 admission pins are needed for some events.

Information: 443-1748 or

Art needed

Artwork is being accepted for the Allied Artists’ Winter Show from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Franklin Street entrance at AmeriServ Financial, Main and Franklin streets, downtown Johnstown.

The juried exhibition is open to artists and photographers, ages 18 and older.

All media will be accepted, and the maximum number of entries is three per artist.

Submitted work must be original, properly framed and ready to hang, and space is limited for three-dimensional work.

Work not selected should be picked up after 1 p.m. Saturday.

Fees are $15 for Allied Artist members and $40 for nonmembers, which includes a $25 membership fee.  

If work is not accepted, the membership fee will be refunded.

Entry forms will be available when art pieces are entered.

The winter show will open with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 25.

Information: 266-0874 or email

Good reads

The sixth annual used book sale sponsored by Beginnings Inc. will be held today through Monday at The Galleria, Richland Township.

Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

Adult and children’s books are available at reasonable prices.

Proceeds will benefit Beginnings Inc.’s early literacy and court-appointed special advocates programs.

Information: 539-1919 or email

I have a dream

“King’s Dream,” a live performance and multimedia presentation offering a spirited tribute to the late Martin Luther King Jr., will be presented in honor of Martin Luther King Day at 3:30 and 7 p.m. Tuesday in Alumni Hall at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson.

King’s era will be revisited with big-screen video images that tell the story of his life and teachings.

Live narrators will tell the story of the turbulent 1960s, and the challenges of the Vietnam War, the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the final signing of the Civil Rights Act will be revealed.

Songs will include “Amazing Grace,” “We Shall Overcome,” “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and “Blowin’ in the Wind.”

Admission is free, but seating is limited.

Information: 886-6321.

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