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What's Happening

June 7, 2013

Events | Antique fair

The 26th annual Antiques on the Diamond will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday around Ligonier’s Diamond and on East and West Main streets.

The show has attracted around 50 quality vendors, and organizers anticipate filling all the 64 vendor slots.

Admission is free.

Folk art

“Crafts of Regional Artists” will be on display Saturday through June 27 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

An opening reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, with a free folk arts workshop from 4 to 5.

The exhibition will feature selections from Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art’s permanent collection as well as crafts from more than a dozen regional artists.

The workshop will feature details of being a folk artist.

Information: 536-5399.

Uncorked fundraiser

A wine tasting benefit sponsored by Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s auxiliary will be held from 6 to 9 tonight at Meadowbrook School Bed & Breakfast, 160 Engbert Road, Richland Township.

U.S. wines will be featured as well as food to go with each drink and beer.

The cost is $45 per person.

Information: 534-5985.

Colorful art

“Colored Pencil and Beyond Exhibit” by Donna Whitford Housel of Bedford will be on display today through June 29 at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today.

Housel’s subject matter will feature portraits, animals, landscapes and still life, and mediums will include colored pencil, pastels and encaustic, which features pigments mixed with hot wax.

All the pieces will be for sale.

Information: 255-6515.

Pet parade

The second annual Pet Extravaganza will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Cambria County Fairgrounds, Ebensburg.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. for the celebration of pets, and there will be a fee of $2.50 for each pet entered.

There will be games for pets and their owners as well as various vendors, and the event will be held rain or shine.

Proceeds will raise funds for the 2013 Cambria County Fair.

Admission is free, but donations will be appreciated.

Information: 472-7491 or

Bandshell blast

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

The Crew of the Half Moon will perform folk at 5, and Celtic folk band Tree will perform at 6.

Civil War camp

The 54th Pennsylvania Civil War Re-enactment Group will present a special program from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns St., downtown Johnstown.

The group will demonstrate tents, weapons and uniforms and show personal items taken into battle and essentials for daily living.

They also will show how civilians helped to support the troops at home. 

A monument in Central Park in downtown Johnstown memorializes the company.

The program is free and open to the public.

Musical nights

An Evening of Music will be presented at 6 Sunday at Summit Chapel United Methodist Church, 2142 William Penn Ave., Johnstown.

There will be a fellowship hour in the church social hall.

Information: 322-1267.

“An Old-Fashioned Whistle Stop” will be presented by Michael James Facciani at 7 tonight at Dunmyer Lutheran Church, 547 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.

The Ferndale graduate is touted to have a rich, baritone voice similar to the late Robert Goulet.

Admission is free, but a love offering will be received.

Information: 266-8447.

Noon series

Zvonimir Nagy, prize-winning composer and music scholar, will perform an organ recital at noon Tuesday for the series at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St. in downtown Johnstown.

Prayer is the theme of the recital, which comprises works of Bach, Langlais, Barber and the artist.

Nagy is assistant professor of music at Duquesne University and organist at St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling, W.Va.

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

Information: 536-7521 or

Performance venue

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

Mike Dillon Show will be presented from 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Dillon, who has played with Les Claypool, Garage A Trois and Hairy Apes BMX, has been playing music professionally since the late ’80s.

Opening acts are the jam band Gnome and Wine of Nails.

Admission is $10.

Information: 410-2245.

Worthy causes

A basket party to benefit Windber Relay for Life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

There will be more than 100 baskets, and the cost is $10, which includes tickets and lunch.

Information: 536-4176.

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