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October 12, 2012

Events | Autumn treat

The 48th annual Bedford Fall Foliage Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in downtown Bedford.

There will be food and craft vendors, live music and children’s activities.

An antique car parade will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Parking is available for $7 at Old Bedford Village and Bedford County Fairgrounds, and free shuttles are available.



Musical storyteller

Local songwriter Tim Dabbs will perform at noon Tuesday at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., downtown Johnstown, for the church’s recital series.

Many of his songs are inspired by the Johnstown area, such as “The Day the Rumors Came True,” a haunting tale of the Johnstown Flood of 1889, or “Cambria Bells,” about the rise and fall of the Johnstown steel industry and the immigrants who built it.


Precious memories

Jimmy Fortune, former member of the Statler Brothers, will perform in memory of Richland student Kiersten Robertson at 7 p.m. Saturday at Richland Performing Arts Center, One Academic Ave., Richland Township.

Proceeds benefit the Kiersten Robertson Memorial Scholarship.

Tickets are $24 for adults and $22 for students and senior citizens.

Information: 269-0300 or


Symphony debut

The opening concert by Johnstown Symphony Orchestra will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township. The concert will feature Romanian-born violinist Lenuta Ciulei.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for students.

Information: 535-6738 or 269-7200.


Sumptuous sewing

“Ex Machina – 34 Years of Costuming by Winnie Voytko” will be on display Saturday through Nov. 5 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 536-5399.


Canine cleanliness

“Harry the Dirty Dog” will be presented as part of the Coal-ala-Bear Children’s Series at 2 p.m. Sunday at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.

The show will benefit the Somerset County Humane Society.

Tickets are $6.

Information: 467-9070.


Spooky hikes

Spirits of the Summit evening walking tours will begin at 6 Saturday at the visitor center at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, off the Gallitzin exit of U.S. Route 22.

Tours will be held at 6, 6:20, 6:40, 7, 7:20, 7:40, 8, 8:20 and 8:40.

Space for the 50-minute tours is limited to 15 people per tour, so reservations are required.  Tours will be held rain or shine. 

The cost is $2 per person,

Information: 886-6150 or


Graphic drama

“The Pillowman” by Martin McDonagh will be presented at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Oct. 19 and 20 at Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The play centers on a writer in a totalitarian police state who is interrogated because of a series of brutal child murders based on his stories.

Due to graphic violence, mature themes and coarse language, no one younger than age 17 will be permitted.

The cast features Wes Layton, Paula Carroll, Scott Jeffreys, Ethan Leydig, Randy Jeffreys, Jennifer Johnson and Lisa Polaski.

The play is directed by Kate Davis.

Michele Johnston is stage manager; Sarah Elston, assistant stage manager; Bruce Standley, set design/tech director; and Michael Nicholson, makeup artist.

Tickets are $10.

Information: 410-2245.


Creepy costumes

A Spooktacular Sale of Haunts from the Past will be presented from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Second Sunday Antique Boutique at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Admission is free.

Information: 536-5399.


Basket benefits

A basket party to benefit 3-year-old Dexter Horner will be held Sunday at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Doors will open at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $10, which includes 25 tickets, food and door prizes.

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