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June 21, 2013

Events | Bike bonanza

Richland Bike Bash 2013 will be held today and Saturday at Richland Township fire hall, Scalp Avenue.

Tree will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. today and North of the Mason Dixon from 9 to midnight.

Shades of June will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Giants of Science from 9 to 12:30 p.m.

Pool party

Nanty Glo Pool ’n’ Pork, sponsored by Nanty Glo Fire Department and Recreation Commission, will be held today and Saturday at the Nanty Glo Park and Pool.

The firefighters’ tavern and vendors will open at 5 p.m. today, and the pool will open from 6 to 9.

The Miss Hawg Wild Bikini Contest will be held at 7, with live music by Fuse from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Vendors open at noon Saturday, with the tavern opening at 2.

A Corn Hole Tournament will begin at 1, with Kids’ Pig Tail Pull and women’s and men’s greased pig contests beginning at 5.

The pool opens again from 6 to 9, with the first Mr. Boss Hawg Best Body Contest at 7 and live music by Totem from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Heritage heydays

The third annual South Fork Area Heritage Days will be held today through Monday at various sites in South Fork Borough.

A wine tasting will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 tonight at Most Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church hall, 550 Main St. The cost is $10.

An outdoor movie, “Madagascar 3,” will be presented at 9 tonight at Library Park, 320 Main St.

A car cruise will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday on Main Street, and a fireworks display will be launched at 9:45.

A variety of live music, including polka, classic rock, Celtic folk and rock, will be presented throughout the celebration at stages set up at the fire hall and the park gazebo.

Historic exhibits will be on display in the community room adjacent to the South Fork Public Library, 320 Main St.

The children’s area will be located in the VFW parking lot.

Food vendors will be located in the Wesley United Methodist Church parking lot, 511 Church St., and craft vendors will be on the 300 block of Main Street.     

Admission and parking are free.

Spell check

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be presented at 8 tonight and Saturday and June 28-30 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

 The musical is being performed by Triple Threat Theatrics, a new local theater company.

Tickets are $10 at the door.

Information: 536-5399.

Country musical

“Pump Boys and Dinettes” will be presented through June 30 at Mountain Playhouse, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

Curtain times are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 3 p.m. Sundays.

The country musical will feature singer Carrie Tillis, who has appeared in other shows at the playhouse.

Tickets are $14 to $39, depending on day, time, seat location and discounts.

Information: 629-9201, option 1, or

Learn to paddle

Paddle the Que educational event will be held at 5:30, 6:15 and 7 p.m. Thursday at Quemahoning Reservoir family recreation area.

The 45-minute sessions are for anyone interested in learning how to paddle a canoe, kayak or tandem kayak and will be conducted by Stonycreek-Conemaugh River Improvement Projet and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.

The cost is $5 for those 16 and older and $2 for those younger than 16.

Information: 445-4652, ext. 136, or

Family musical

“Fiddler on the Roof” will be presented through July 6 at Cresson Lake Playhouse, 279 Shapiro Road, Loretto.

Curtain times are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

The family musical features four sets of parents and their children.

Tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for students younger than age 18.

Information: 472-4333 or

Bandshell blast

AmeriServ Free Summer Concerts at Roxbury Bandshell will continue Sunday at the bandshell at Roxbury Park along Franklin Street, Johnstown.

 John Bagnato and Dave Distefano will perform at 5 p.m., and Tim Dabbs will bring modern folk with the New Folk Railroad at 6.    

Noon series

Sam Coco will perform on guitar at noon Tuesday for the recital series at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine Street, downtown Johnstown.

Coco was the drummer for the band Satrycon for many years and is now conductor of Johns-town Symphony Chorus.

Guests may meet the artist at a light lunch after the recital.

Information: 536-7521 or

Dinner music

The series of Songworks Acoustic Dinners will continue from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Grand Halle (former Immaculate Conception), 306 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

 An ethnic dinner will be served at 6:30, and a live performance featuring Songworks members Denise Baldwin and Roy Milstead will begin at 7:30.

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

Information: 536-7986 or email

Book bargains

A book and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Carrolltown Public Library, 140 E. Carroll St.

Information: 344-6300.

Performance venue

Music is on the menu at the Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The Blues Gathering led by Scott Jeffreys will be presented from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., with music at 8.

Admission is $7 at the door.

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