The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

July 19, 2013

Events | Blues concert

BY RUTH RICE
RRICE@TRIBDEM.COM

— The next installment of the Summer Concert Series will feature Louisiana blues singer Marc Broussard tonight at Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns St., downtown Johnstown.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m., with the opening act, western Pennsylvania folk rockers the Five6, at 8 and Broussard at 9.

Tickets are $17.25 online or $22.75 at the gate.

Information: 539-1889 or www.floodcitymusic.com.

Festival fun

The 10th annual Jackson Township Heritage Festival will be held from 6 to 9 tonight, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9:30 p.m. Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park, 200 Adams Ave., Vinco.

Admission is free.

Information: 749-0725 or www.jacksontwppa.com/festival.

Love story

“Aida: The Timeless Love Story” will be presented Thursday through Aug. 10 at Cresson Lake Playhouse, 279 Shapiro Road, Loretto.

Showtimes will be 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. July 28 and Aug. 4.

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

Information: 472-4333 or www.Cressonlake.com.

Wild West fest

 The 35th annual Somerfest will be held from 7 to midnight tonight, noon to midnight Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday at Philip Dressler Center for the Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave., Somerset.

The 2013 edition with its Wild West flair will kick off with a parade at 7 tonight.

The children’s area will be open Saturday and Sunday with free activities, and vendors will  sell a variety of festival foods.

Parking will be available at Somerset Area High School, 645 S. Columbia Ave., and shuttles will be available to Somerfest.

Admission is $5 adults, $3 for senior citizens and $2 for children.

Information: 443-2433 or www.laurelarts.org.

Family fights

“Squabbles” will be presented Tuesday through Aug. 4 at Mountain Playhouse, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

Showtimes will be 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and 3 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets are $14 to $21.25 for preview night, $22 to $34 for evenings and $17 to $30 for matinees, which includes a $2 service charge.

Information: 692 9201, option 1, or www.MountainPlayhouse.org.

Firemen’s celebration

The 83rd annual Ferndale Firemen’s Jubilee will continue at 6:30 tonight and 1 to 4 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the jubilee grounds along Ferndale Avenue.

The third annual 5K run-walk will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, with check-in at 7.

Preregistration applications can be downloaded at www.ferndaleborough.com/ fire.htm.

Shakespeare in park

“Twelfth Night,” the 23rd annual production of Band of Brothers Shakespeare Company, will continue at 7 tonight and Saturday at the main pavilion of Stackhouse Park, Westmont.

General admission is $10, and tickets are $7 for students, seniors and military.

Information: www.BandofBrothersShakespeare.org.

20th anniversary

A 20-year anniversary celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Dillweed Bed & Breakfast in Dilltown, Route 403, Dilltown.

Highlights will feature a meet-and-greet and signing with American folk artist Billy Jacobs, a display of work by chainsaw artist Walt Smith from Mineral Point and a free outdoor concert.

Local band Tree will perform  at 4 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Admission is free.

Information: 446-6465 or www.dillweed.com.Bandshell blast

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

The MidLife Cowboys will be perform classic country western at 5 p.m.

The band also will be performing from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Morguen Toole Co., Meyersdale.

Dinner music

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

 An ethnic dinner will be served at 6:30. Songworks’ members Sam Coco and Barry Poglein will perform at 7:30.

Tickets are $10.

Information: 536-7986 or email dave@steeplesproject.org.

Local music

Rock Away, an evening of local music, will be held from 5 to 9 tonight at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Donation for admission is $5, and concessions will be sold.

Information: 536-5399.

Family festivals

The 80th annual parish reunion festival of St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church will be held today through Sunday on the church grounds, 2310 Bedford St., Geistown Borough.

A free shuttle service will be provided every 15 minutes from Geistown fire hall and the former Neissner’s Flower Shop across the street from the church.

Admission is free.

Information: 266-9718.



The annual parish festival of St. Clement Roman Catholic Church will be held Sunday on the church grounds on Lindberg Avenue in Upper Yoder Township.

A car cruise will begin at  10 a.m., with a polka Mass by Rosie and the Jammers at 10:30.

Roast beef dinners and ethnic food will be available.

The band Cruizin will play ’50s and ’60s rock ’n’ roll from 1 to 4, and a karaoke session will conclude the festival from 4 to 6.

Gospel music

The Lordsmen and New Journey will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at Franklin Street United Methodist Church, downtown Johnstown.

The Lordsmen of Charleston, W.Va., are a quartet-style group that has been singing since 1966. The newly formed trio New Journey sings a more progressive Southern gospel style.

Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be taken.

Information: 724-454-9554 or email newjourney3@gmail.com.

More events: www.tribdem.com/features.

Community events

Bishop McCort Chapter of the National Honor Society will host a blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Holiday Inn, 250 Market St., downtown Johnstown.

 The "McCort Rocks" concert featuring local Bishop McCort students will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Grove, Westmont.

Proceeds will benefit the Bishop McCort Marching Band. The donation request of $20 for adults and $12 for students will include the show and refreshments.

Information: www.mccort.org.

Suite stories

Neil Simon’s “Comic Suites” will finish up at 2 and 8 p.m. today, 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Mountain Playhouse, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

Playhouse producer Teresa Stoughton Marafino has selected funny scenes from Simon’s “Plaza Suite,” “California Suite” and “London Suite” for the production.

Tickets are $22 to $34 for evenings and $17 to $30 for matinees and includes a $2 service charge.

Information: 629-9201, option 1, or www.MountainPlayhouse.org.

Art camp

Registration is still available for the day camp “Mini Master Artists” for ages 7-11, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Students will learn about art history and will be painting, drawing, making elf-portraits and using different media to create a wide variety of art and other usable items.  

A show of the artwork will be the finale for the three-day camp.  

Students should bring a lunch.  All materials will be provided by Bottle Works.  

The cost is $75 for nonmembers and $70 for members. Scholarship and sibling discounts are available, and pre-registration is required.  

Information: 536-5399 or www.bottleworks.org.

Reading right

The annual summer reading program, “Dig Into Reading,” will be held through July 27 at Windber Public Library, 1909 Graham Ave., Windber.

This program is open to children from preschool to grade 6 as of May, and the goal is to read as many books as possible during the free four-week program.

Children will need cards from the library and must read books from the library’s collection.

Only those books returned in person will be counted toward the goal.

A special program at 10:30 a.m. today will highlight coal.

There will be stories, educational talks and crafts along with prize drawings for those in attendance who earn tokens for each book they read during the summer reading program.

Registration is required, and forms may be picked up at the library.

Information: 467-4950.

Nature days

Junior Ranger Nature Discovery Days will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and July 27 at the picnic area at Johnstown Flood National Memorial.

The free event is free and designed for children ages 7-10.

Participants will learn about the natural surroundings enjoyed by members of the South Fork Fishing & Hunting Club more than 100 years ago.

Reservations are required, and a parent or guardian must accompany each child.

There will be a limit of 12 children per Saturday, and lunch will not be provided.

Reservations: 495-4643.

Picture stories

The last of a weekly Caldecott Family Storytime will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. today in the children’s department at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

The program is open to children of all ages and will feature books by honorees of the Caldecott Medal, an annual award that recognizes distinguished American picture book artwork.

The program is free, and no registration is required.

Information: www.cclsys.org.

Burlesque show

Boston Babydolls Variety and Burlesque Show will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday at Arts Works in Johnstown, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. with Johnstown band Whiskey River Panhandlers performing at 7.

The event is an over-21 show, with a cash bar and food available.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

Information: 535-2020.

Horse sense

The 53rd annual Greater Johnstown Saddle Club Horse Show will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at the club’s grounds on Saddle Club Road off Route 160 between Salix and Windber Country Club.

The kitchen opens at 7:30 a.m.

Show proceeds go toward expenses and the welfare of the club.

Admission is free.

Dog-gone reads

“Tales with Tails,” a special literacy initiative that encourages children of all ages and abilities to read stories to AKC Canine Good Citizen dogs, will be held Monday and July 29 in the children’s department at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

There will be 15-minute time slots to read to a dog between 4 and 5 p.m.

The objective of the program is to provide a friendly and nonthreatening atmosphere in which children may practice oral reading skills and ultimately become more confident to read and learn in other settings.

Registration is required and may be done in person or by phone.

Information: 536-5131.

Outdoor music

The 35th free summer Concerts on the Green will feature Satrycon from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday on the grounds of Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

The group Meat and Potatoes will perform a free concert on the lawn from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Conemaugh Township Area Historical Society,106 S. Main St., Davidsville.

 Guests should bring a lawn chair, and food and beverages will be available.

Summer Music on the Square concert series will feature The Gospel Truth at 2 p.m. Sunday at the gazebo in downtown Bedford.

 East Winds Symphonic Band will perform big band music at a free band concert at 7 p.m. Sunday on the Diamond in Ligonier.

The concerts are sponsored by the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce, and guests should bring their own seating.

In case of rain, the performance will be held inside the town hall auditorium.

Information: 724-238-4200 or www.visitligonier.com.

Book bargains

Friends of the Cambria County Library’s Inclined To Read Bookstore will highlight children’s books and all types of VHS tapes during the month of July at the library, 248 Main St. in downtown Johnstown.

The selection of fiction and nonfiction includes art, business, classics, cooking, gardening, health and well being, history, religion and sports, and there is a murder/mystery/suspense room.

There also will be CDs, DVDs and cassettes.

Hardback books are $1 and paperbacks are 25 cents each.

Children’s books and VHS tapes will be 2 for $1.

Bookstore hours will be 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 536-5131.

All’s fair

Bedford County Fair will be held Sunday through July 27 at the fair grounds, West Pitt Street, Bedford.

One-price admission is $9, and parking is $3 each day.

Admission is $5 Monday, and senior citizens will be admitted free until 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Information: www.bedford-fair.com.

 Farm fresh

The fourth annual Farmers Market will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday through mid-October at Strongstown Homecoming & Historical Society, 14895 Route 422 Highway East, Strongstown.

There will be locally grown and produced bedding plants, perennials, annuals, herbs, fresh produce, sauces, seasonings, baked goods, fresh breads and pies and crafts.

Information: 243-0289.

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 July 8-29.

Wednesday sessions are Aug. 7-28, with no classes Wednesday and July 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 Aug. 7-28.

There will be no classes held Wednesday and July 31.

The four-week sessions are $25.

Registration: 539-0924.

Van tour

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

Visitors will board the van at the visitor 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 July 28 and Aug. 11 and 25.

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

Information: 495-4643.

Ligonier list

 “Summer in Ligonier,” a two-day arts and crafts show, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday on the Diamond in Ligonier.

Participating crafters and artisans will feature pottery, bird houses, hand-spun yarn, jewelry, handmade soy candles, stained glass, western Pa. photos, handmade notes and money cards and decorated woodworking.

 The show will feature en Plein Air Artists, face painting, caricatures, balloonists, chalk art and the Ligonier Valley Railroad Association.

Horse and wagon rides will be available today and Saturday on the Diamond.

Live musicians will be playing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday throughout Ligonier.

“A Taste of History” will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Fort Ligonier, 200 N. Graham St., Ligonier.

 There will be bread baking demonstration, entertainment and refreshments.

The cost is $8 for members and $12 for nonmembers.  

Ligonier Country Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.  

“Ghost in The Head,” a living history weekend featuring a Native American theme, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Compass Inn Museum in Laughlintown.

Information: 724-238-4200 or www.visitligonier.com.

Artistic lunch

A lunch a l’art program with artists Jan Kinney and Ann Van Kuren, who are featured in the current exhibition, “Rostered Artists Revealed,” will be held at noon Thursday at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 Eleventh Ave.

Kinney and Van Kuren will combine their respective disciplines of storytelling and movement for this presentation.

The cost is $13 or $12 for members, and reservations are required.

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

Berlin celebration

St. Vincent Summer Theater will present “I Love a Piano,” a celebration of the music of Irving Berlin, through July 27 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 and Saturday, 2:10 p.m. Sunday and 8:10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and July 26-27.

Tickets are $19 for Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings, $22 for Friday and Saturday evenings 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.

Wearable art

“Art to Wear ... One of a Kind Jewelry for Men and Women” will be on display through Aug. 17 at Arts Works in Johnstown, 413 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The five exhibiting regional artists are Lisa McChesney, Lisa Mull, Lisa Pierce Rutledge, Bob Shamey and Heather Thompson.

All of them work in a variety of materials and produce one-of-a-kind jewelry, bolo ties and belt buckles that appeal to men and women.

Information: 535-2020.

Healing art

“The Art of Healing Exhibition: Reflections 2013” will be on display through Aug. 23 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland Township.

This exhibition will showcase some of the works created by patients from Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Arts for Healing program.

The program provides patients with an opportunity to work side-by-side with professional artists in residencies designed to improve the quality of life for patients with chronic conditions and pain.

Information: 269-7234.

Pencil art

“From There to Here” by still life artist Kathleen Kase Burk will be on display through Aug. 10 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The exhibit, which will have as many as 24 pencil and colored-pencil drawings, will show her progression from realistic to abstract drawing.

Burk will share some of her technique during a workshop, “Structure and Surface,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27.

Viewing hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 536-5399.

Somerset art

The 26th annual juried show of Somerset County Artists’ Association will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Philip Dressler Center for the Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave., Somerset.

Information: 443-2433.

Portrait art

A portraiture exhibit by local artist Diana Williams will be on display through July 31 at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

Williams grew up in New Florence and began working as an artist after raising five children.

Her exhibit will be on display from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Information: 536-5131.

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.

The traveling art exhibit, which features postcards, letters, photographs, documents and other artifacts, is on loan from the Sala Garncarz Collection of the New York Public Library’s Dorot Jewish Division.

Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

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 Johnstown 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.

Quilt art

“The Quilts of Theresa Kristof Prah” will be on display through Nov. 1 in the Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery on the first floor of the Fred M. Rogers Center at St. Vincent College, Latrobe.

Many of Prah’s quilts closely resemble original works of art, and she is known for her fine hand quilting, willingness to disregard a pattern when inspiration strikes and fantastic use of color.

Gallery hours are noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Information: 724-805-2569 or www.mccarlgallery.org.

Symbolic banners

“Stories Joyfully Embroidered: Shaanxi Folk Textiles from Northern China” will be on display through Oct. 12 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto, on the campus of St. Francis University.

The exhibition features contemporary fabric banners that were originally shown at Beijing’s National Museum of China in the mid-1990s.

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

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.

Art retrospective

A retrospective of the art of the late Sister Maria Josephine D’Angelo, RSM, will be on display through Sept. 20 in the Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson.

The exhibit will feature more than 20 pieces, ranging from watercolors and oils to wood engravings, woodcut prints, cardboard collage and mixed media.

D’Angelo taught art at Mount Aloysius, serving as chairperson of the art department.

She founded the Mount Aloysius Art Alliance and started multi-cultural summer art camps for children.

D’Angelo obtained her bachelor’s degree from Moore Institute of Art in Philadelphia, and then earned a master’s in fine art from Notre Dame.

She was a member of Allied Artists of Johnstown and received numerous awards for her work.

D’Angelo designed a number of logos and insignias for organizations and communities, including a distinctive cross still used by the Sisters of Mercy internationally for identification of their community.

The Wolf-Kuhn Gallery is open to the public.

Information: 886-4131.

Donated art

“Highlights from the Permanent Collection: Celebration of the Wolf Family Donations” will be on display through Aug. 4 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South, Ligonier.

The exhibition includes more than 60 works encompassing paintings, prints, drawings and photographs.

Featured artists include Will Barnet, Thomas Hart Benton, Alexander Calder, Mary Cassatt, Rockwell Kent, Reginald Marsh, Thomas Moran, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol and Grant Wood.

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.

Registered artists

“Rostered Artists Revealed” will be on display through Aug. 10 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 Eleventh Ave., Altoona.

With nearly 40 works in a variety of media, the exhibition highlights works created by artists rostered with SAMA and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

Featured in the exhibition are Michael Allison, Deb Bunnell, Peter Frantz, Rita Haldeman, Adrienne Heinrich, Terry Johnson, Jan Kinney, Evgeny Krayushkin, Lynne Magee, Tom McCarty, Martha Murphy, Susan Novak, Sue Pollins, Kathy Trexel Reed, Harriet Rosenberg and Ann Van Kuren.

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.

Photo shoot

“Journey of a Lifetime: The Photography of Christian James” will be on display through Sept. 7 at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 Eleventh Ave., Altoona.

A Bedford County native now living in Altoona, James has captured the most picturesque locations throughout the United States and Canada.

He is a self-taught photographer, receiving the award of Master Photographer from the Professional Photographers of North America.

His photographs are in the collections of several presidents, celebrities and billionaires.

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.