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March 15, 2013

Events | Fairy-tale finery

The seventh annual Cinderella Project will bring all the makings of a fairy-tale evening to area high school girls from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and March 23 at YWCA of Greater Johnstown, 526 Somerset St. in the Kernville section of Johnstown.

Prom gowns, shoes, wraps, purses and jewelry will be available.

There are no income requirements to choose a prom outfit at no cost.

Admission is free.

Information: 536-3519.

Women’s day

The seventh annual Women’s Showcase and third annual Bagtastic Event and Basket Bash will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St. in downtown Johnstown.

The showcase will feature vendors and demonstrations targeting women and their lives.

There also will be hundreds of new or gently used handbags available for purchase and gift baskets from local merchants.

Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door.

Information: 532-5162 or email

Sugar time

The 66th annual Pennsylvania Maple Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday and    Wednesday through March 24  at Festival Park on Meyers Avenue in Meyersdale.

There will be sugar camp demonstrations, craft vendors, live entertainment, antique and street rod auto shows, historical pageant, grand feature parade, children’s activities and plenty of food.

Information: 634-0213 or

Noon series

Chord of Grace, a Somerset County trio, will perform at noon Tuesday for the recital series at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., downtown Johnstown.

Angela Lyons, Susan Glessner and Mike Kaufman sing traditional hymns such as “Trust and Obey” and “Holy, Holy, Holy.”

Glessner, who lives in Friedens, is assistant music director at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Somerset, and is a soloist and pianist with the Laurel Highlands Chorale.

Lyons, who lives in Boswell, is the organist at St. Paul’s Presbyterian.

Kaufman, who also lives in Boswell, sings at Jennerstown United Methodist Church and with the Laurel Highlands Chorale.

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

Admission is free.

Information: 536-7521 or


“The Wedding Singer” will be presented at 7 tonight and Saturday at Bishop Carroll Catholic High School, 728 Ben Franklin Highway, Ebensburg.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the door.

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