The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

November 23, 2012

Events | Holiday crafts

BY RUTH RICE
RRICE@TRIBDEM.COM

— The 42nd Holly Bazaar will be held through Dec. 24 at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

The arts center will be closed Christmas Day and Dec. 29-31 and Jan. 1-2.

Admission is free.

Information: 255-6515.

Pet party

Tunes for Tails fundraiser for the Humane Society of Cambria County will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Bands will include rock jam band Southside Strays, Americana folk band Whiskey River Panhandlers, classic rock and jazz group Blue Collar Fate and Celtic bluegrass band Tree.

Tickets, which are $10, will be available at the door.

Information: 535-4176.

Themed retreat

A Thanksgiving break will be held today through Monday at Johnstown Children’s Museum at the Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

All activities will be themed on Thanksgiving, the harvest season and colonial America.

Admission is free to JAHA members and $6 for nonmembers.

Scheduled activities are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today: Food preservation and butter making; colonial games.

Saturday’s activities: 11 a.m. to noon: Seeds and How They Travel.

Noon to 1 p.m.: Colonial games.

1 p.m.: Mark Weakland concert.

2 to 3 p.m.: Turkey call craft, animal tracks activity, butter making and Indian corn craft.

Sunday’s activities: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Turkey call craft, animal tracks activity, butter making and colonial games.

Monday’s activities: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Indian corn craft and colonial games.

Information: 539-1889.

Santa’s Sinatra

“Sinatra Sings Santa” featuring Steve Lippia will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.

Tickets are $38, $35 and $30.

Information: 467-9070.

Fall fundraiser

The annual fall fundraiser for Windber Hospice will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Buford’s Saloon, Jerome.

DJ Denny Salem will provide entertainment from 8 to midnight.

Guests must be 21 years of age to attend.

There will be a basket raffle and door prizes.

Admission is $5 and includes finger foods and entertainment.  

Proceeds benefit Windber Hospice.

Thankful laughs

Giving Thanks for Laughter Comedy Night will be held Saturday at Anthony’s Restaurant, 725 Scalp Ave., Richland Township.

Doors will open at 6:45, with showtime at 7:15.

The evening will feature Just Dana with Susan V. Pappas and Brett Fabina.

There will be a cash bar.

Tickets, which are $15 and include appetizers, are available at Anthony’s.

Information: 269-4008.

Crafty Christmas

The annual Christmas Craft Shoppe is open through Dec. 19 at Laurel Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave., Somerset.

Handmade local art – cards, jewelry, pottery and papercuttings – is available for purchase.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 443-2433 or email arts@laurelarts.org.

Light-up celebrations

A Light-Up Celebration, sponsored by West Hills Merchants Association and Somerset Trust Co., will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in front of the bank’s office on Lyter Drive in Westwood.

Children will be given stockings that can be filled with small gifts at participating businesses in Westwood.

Somerset Trust is sponsoring free sleigh rides during the event, starting in front of the bank.

There will be free hot chocolate and donut holes for participants.



The seventh annual Light-Up Night for Jackson Township will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 Sunday at Veterans Park, 200 Adams Ave., Vinco.

There will be a Festival of the Trees, caroling and an appearance by Santa.

Book signing

Georgia Wild of Somerset will autograph copies of her new book “Learning to Crochet With Glass” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

She will discuss the techniques used in her book and have samples of her work, which includes scarves, jewelry and ornaments.

Information: 255-6515.

Disco fever

The third annual Del’s Disco Reunion will be held at 8 tonight at Joey Del’s 2001 Catering, 2001 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Doors will open at 8, with dancing from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.  

A $10 cover will include sodas, cups, ice and entertainment.

Hearty breakfasts

 A buffet breakfast will be held from 4 to 9 a.m. Monday at South Fork United Methodist Church, 500 Maple St., South Fork.

Pancakes, eggs, sausage, hash browns, sweets, coffee and juice will be served.

Proceeds will benefit the First in Mission Fund.

The cost is $6 per person.



An all-you-can-eat hunter’s breakfast, including sausage, bacon, pancakes and eggs, will be served from 3 to 8 a.m. Monday at Camp Sequanota, off Route 30, west of Jennerstown.

Information: 629-6627 or email contact@sequanota.com.

Art luncheons

A lunch a l’art program showcasing the Allied Artists exhibit will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland‚ÄąTownship.

Reservations are required by Monday.

After lunch, a gallery tour will be given by members of the Allied Artists.

The cost is $9 per person.

Information: 269-7234.



A reception in celebration of “Biennial 2012” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

Reservations are required by Wednesday.

This year’s exhibit includes 131 works from nearly 100 artists and will remain on view through Jan. 26.

The cost for the reception is $25 per person or $20 for SAMA members and Biennial 2012 artists.

Information: 472-3920.

Worthy cause

The annual fall fundraiser for Windber Hospice will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at Buford’s Saloon, Jerome.

DJ Denny Salem will provide entertainment from 8 to midnight.

Guests must be 21 years of age to attend.

 There will be a basket raffle and door prizes.

Admission is $5 and includes finger foods and entertainment.  

Proceeds benefit Windber Hospice.

Performance venue

The Blues Gathering will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Book bargains

Inclined to Read Bookstore is having its annual holiday sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

There will be a large selection of holiday, religious, vintage and coffee-table books.  

Coffee-table books are $2, hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are 25 cents each or five for $1.  

In conjunction with the book sale, the Friends of the Library will sell locally made baked goods and knitted items from  the library’s knitting group, the Knit Wits.  

Santa will be available from 1 to 4 with a special book for each child.

Information: 536-5131, www.cclsys.org or on Facebook.

Gifted musicians

Simple Gifts, a fun and energetic musical duo, will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at the JFK Student Center on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

The award-winning musical duo plays a variety of ethnic folk styles, from lively Irish jigs, to down-home American reels.

They combine tradition and innovation while playing 12 instruments between them.

The event is open to the public, and admission is free.

Santa’s sleigh

Santa will arrive by sleigh at 6:30 tonight in Ligonier led into town by a parade.

After Santa flips the switch to light up the Diamond, he will greet children in the community room of town hall.

Sleigh rides will be available in front of town hall following the lighting of the Diamond.

Vintage Christmas short features and cartoons will be shown in the auditorium of town hall.

Bright lights

Holiday Lights on the Lake will be open through Jan. 6 at Lakemont Park, 700 Park Ave., Altoona.

Hours are 6 to 10 nightly.

The cost is $10 for standard passenger vehicle; $20 for commercial van; $25 for school bus; $75 for motorcoach; and $34.95 for unlimited visits pass for standard vehicle only.

Information: (800) 434-8006 or www.lakemontparkfun.com.

 



Overly’s Country Christmas will be open through Jan. 1 at Westmoreland Fairgrounds, Greensburg.

Hours are 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The cost is $10 per vehicle Mondays through Thursdays and $12 per vehicle Fridays through Sundays; $15 per limousine, extended passenger van or minibus.

Information: (724) 423-1400 or www.overlys.com.

Painted art

“Faces and Places” by Butler County artist William Perry will be on display through Dec. 31 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The Johnstown native’s watercolors show the diversity and emotion of faces as well as scenes painted in Italy.

Information: 536-5399.

Regional art

Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts’ 17th annual regional juried exhibition will be on display through Feb. 10 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier.

The exhibition will include 73 works from 73 individual artists from the 19 southwestern counties of Pennsylvania, featuring oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, wood, clay and photography.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends.

Information: (724) 238-6015 or www.sama-art.org.

Artistic faith

“Seeing and Believing: Art Encounters Faith” will be on display through Dec. 8 in the Margery Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The 45-piece exhibition features paintings, drawings, prints and photographs representing Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and American Indian spirituality.

Information: 472-3920 or www.sama-art.org.

Art’s allies

The 80th annual Allied Artists Juried Exhibition will be on display through Jan. 5 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland‚ÄąTownship.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Information: 269-7234 or www.johnstownart.com.

State of the art

“Biennial 2012” will be on display through Jan. 26 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The exhibition will feature 131 works from nearly 100 Pennsylvania artists.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 472-3920 or www.sama-art.org.

Juried exhibition

The annual juried exhibition “Artists in Our Midst” will be on display through Jan. 19 in the Shirley and Fred A. Pechter Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 11th Ave., Altoona.

The exhibition will have 77 works created by 27 local and regional artists who are members of Art in Common.

The variety of media will include photography, watercolor, wood, acrylic, oil, clay, fiber arts and mixed media.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to   5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 946-4464 or www.sama-art.org.

Lifelong art

“Colleen Browning: Drawings” will be on display through Jan. 12 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 11th Ave.

Political art

“The Paintings of Dick Morrill” will be on display through Dec. 8 at the University Museum on the first floor of Sutton Hall on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Morrill’s work focuses on political commentary, portraying political spectacles and revealing portraits of individual personalities.

Hours are 2 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

The museum is free and open to the community.

Information: (724) 357-2397 or www.iup.edu/museum.

                        

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