The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

June 7, 2013

Events | Antique fair

BY RUTH RICE
RRICE@TRIBDEM.COM

— 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 www.cambriacofair.com.

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 www.firstlutheran.info.

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.



A benefit run for Paul Melendez will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday beginning at Chillies, formerly the Valley Inn, 668 Main St., Johnstown.

Registration will be held at noon, and the run will be roughly 60 to 90 miles.

Food and music will be provided at Chillies at 5.

The cost is $10 for a single and $15 for a couple.

Donations can be made at Franklin Johnstown Federal Credit Union, 544 Vine St., Johnstown, or 310 Bloomfield St., Richland Township.

Fun day

A Community Appreciation Day will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Faith Chapel, 730 Sunberry St., Richland Township.

There will be a petting zoo, bounce house, inflatables, dunk tank, music and food.

Door prize giveaways will include gift cards and amusement park tickets.

Admission is free.

Information: 269-2236 or www.faithchapel.us.

Herbal essence

The 15th annual Pick-a-Dilly Herb Faire will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Dillweed Bed and Breakfast, Route 403, Dilltown.

In addition to a large variety of flowering plants, herbs and perennials, there will be various artisans, and Dillweed will provide food and refreshments for sale.

Admission is free.

Information: 446-6465.

In shape

Fitness programming is shaping up at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Summer yoga classes will be held from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays and 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays.

Monday sessions are set through June 24 and July 8-29, with no class July 1.

Wednesday sessions are scheduled through July 17 and Aug. 7-28, with no classes July 24 and 31.

 Classes are held in sessions, but drop-ins are welcome.

 Registration: 536-5399.

Summer Belly Dancing classes will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Summer sessions are set through June 19, June 26 to July 17 and Aug. 7-28. There will be no classes on  July 24 and 31.

The four-week sessions are $25.

Registration: 539-0924.

Van tours

A free van tour of the Historic Portage Railroad will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday beginning at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site visitors center.

The three-hour tour follows the entire route of the Portage Railroad from the canal basin in Hollidaysburg to the canal basin in Johnstown.

Visitors will see the Staple Bend Tunnel, the Skew Arch Bridge, the reconstruction of Engine House 6, the Lemon House and several historic culverts.

Space is limited to 12 people, and reservations are required.

Information: 886-6150.



“Path of the Flood” van tour will be held beginning at 1 p.m.  Sunday at Johnstown Flood National Memorial visitors center, South Fork.

The free, three-hour tour will trace the path of the 1889 Johnstown Flood from the site of the South Fork Dam and the remaining structures of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club to South Fork, Mineral Point, East Conemaugh/ Franklin, Woodvale, Johnstown and Grandview Cemetery.

Space is limited to 12 people, and reservations are required.

Tour is included with park admission.

Information: 495-4643.



“Journey Around Lake Conemaugh” van tour will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. through Aug. 24 beginning at Johnstown Flood National Memorial visitors center.

Visitors will board the van at the visitors center and travel to the north and south abutments of the South Fork Dam, as well as the clubhouse building.

They will learn the history of the dam, interesting facts about the South Fork Fishing & Hunting Club and its members and the events of May 31, 1889.  

Tours will not be offered Sunday and June 16, July 14 and 28 and Aug. 11 and 25.

The tour is included with park admission, and reservations are encouraged, but not required.

Information: 495-4643.

Art series

“Conversations with the Curator: A Lecture-and-Lunch Series for Art Lovers and Collectors” will be held at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The program will include a 45-minute talk by curator for visual arts, Scott Dimond, and an informal Q&A period.

The lecture “American Illustration: A Hands-On History” will discuss more than 200 years of American illustration, beginning with the anonymous woodcuts of the 18th century.

The cost is $25, which includes a box lunch.

Reservations are due by Monday.

Information: 472-3920.

Nerdy comedy

St. Vincent Summer Theater will present the popular comedy “The Nerd” today through Thursday and June 14-15 at the performing arts center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center on the college’s Latrobe campus.

Performances are set for 8:10 p.m. today through Thursday and June 14-15 and 2:10 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $19 for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, $22 for Fridays and Saturdays and $16 for matinees.

Senior citizens are eligible for a $2 discount, and student tickets are $10.

Free van shuttle service will be provided to and from the parking areas.

Reservations: 724-537-8900 or www.svst.org.

Industrial images

“An Industrial Revolution: The Photography of Amelia Patsy” will be on display through July 6 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, located at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland Township.

The exhibit features 55 gelatin silver prints and cyanotypes chronicling much of western Pennsylvania’s industrial heritage and includes several Johnstown landmarks.

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

Information: 269-7234.

Mystical art

“Seeing the Invisible: Paintings by Barbara Wachter” will be on display through Dec. 7 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

The exhibit includes 35 oil paintings of contemporary impressionism, featuring landscapes and figure studies.

Museum hours are 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.

Large art

“Seeing the Big Picture: Larger Than Life Work from the Permanent Collection” will be on display through June 15 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The 22 large-scale paintings feature several genres, including abstract, landscape, mythology, portraiture and realism.

Featured artists include a mix of local, regional and national talent.

Museum hours are 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.

Historical mail

“Letters to Sala: A Young Woman’s Life in Nazi Labor Camps” will be on display through Aug. 31 at Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and $6 for students. JAHA members are admitted free.

Information: 539-1889.

Historic exhibit

“125 Year of Organized Jewish Life: 1888 to 2013,” the Johns-town Jewish Community Heritage Project, will be on display through September at Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The exhibition illuminates the history, traditions and achievements of Johnstown’s Jewish community.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Information: 539-1889.



 

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