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November 16, 2012

Events | 'Tis the season

Johnstown’s Light-Up Night and Christmas parade will begin at 5:15 today in downtown Johnstown.

The celebration starts with members of Johnstown Symphony Chorus singing holiday music from 5:15 to 5:45 in Central Park.

The parade at 6 will feature large holiday-themed, helium-filled balloons floating up Main Street, ending with the man of the hour – Santa Claus.

Before the parade, Wings of Hope, a Hooversville charity, will hold a two-mile run or walk at 5:40, beginning at Point Stadium.

Registration is $18 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and younger accompanied by an adult.

Holiday crafts

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 Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Dec. 29-31 and Jan. 1-2.

Admission is free.

Information: 255-6515.

Fragile drama

Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” will be presented at 7:30 tonight and Saturday in Alumni Hall at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson.

Tickets are $5 for adults at the door. Students admitted free.

Information: 886-4131.


The political humor troupe Capitol Steps will perform at 7:30 tonight at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Tickets are $28 and $35.

Information: 269-7200, (800) 846-2787 or

Sinatra songs

“It Was a Very Good Year: Tribute to Frank Sinatra” will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday at Richland Performing Arts Center, One Academic Ave., Richland Township.

Tickets are $24 for adults and $22 for students and senior citizens.

Information: 269-0300 or

Medicinal music

Johnstown Free Medical Clinic will host the 13th annual Rock, Rhythm and Blues Wednesday at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment starting at 7.

Tickets, which include food and entertainment, are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Information: 534-6242.  

Rail jam

The fourth annual rail jam competition will be held beginning at noon Saturday at Ski Den Sports, 1231 Scalp Ave., Richland Township.

The rail jam will feature off the mountain skiing and freestyle snow boarding.

Registration is $5 in advance and $10 the day of the event.

Information: 266-7669.

Chamber concert

Hoodlebug Brass Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 309 Lincoln St., downtown Johnstown.

Tickets are $15 or two for $25 for adults, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students.

Information: 467-7943 or

Thankful praise

A Thanksgiving Hymn Sing, sponsored by Friends of New Day, will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Oakland United Methodist Church, 1504 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Choirs from Oakland and Maple Spring Church of the Brethren will perform.

Song leaders for hymn selections will be Cheryl Keafer of New Day and Matt Price of Oakland.

Dave Hirko is the organist.

An offering will be taken to benefit New Day Inc.

Refreshments will be served.

Choral concert

Inclined to Sing and the Apprentice Choir, the children’s choruses of Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, will present a fall concert at 7 tonight at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 425 Luther Road, Richland Township.

Tickets, which will be available at the door, are $5 for adults, and children younger than age 12 will be admitted free.

Information: 535-6738.

Early Christmas

A miniature balloon parade will mark the arrival of Santa at The Galleria, Richland Township, at 10 a.m. Saturday near the food court.

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