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May 6, 2013

Events | 'Grand Finale'

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra will present “Grand Finale” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Richland Township.

The orchestra will be joined by Johnstown Symphony Chorus, Greater Johnstown Community Chorus, composer Erik Santos and four guest soloists for its final concert of the season.

Tickets are $35, $30, $25 and $10.

Information: 269-7200 or

Spring fashions

The 21st annual Springtime Serenade Fashion Show to benefit Johnstown Symphony Orchestra Auxiliary will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sunnehanna Country Club, 1000 Sunnehanna Drive, Westmont.

There will be complimentary champagne punch at 5:30, dinner at 6 and the fashion show at 7.

There also will be door and table prizes and an auction.

Tickets are $36 per person.

Information: 535-6738.

Painting workshop

“Learn to Paint Like the Master Impressionists” will be presented by art instructor Alan Rauch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Rauch, who is a professional New York City artist and a painting instructor at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, will demonstrate the how-to of Impressionism painting in the style of Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh.

Artists will receive personal instruction on composition, brush technique and use of color, light and shadow and will complete two paintings in the two-day workshop.

Participants should bring acrylic paints, brushes, two medium canvases, water cups, paper towels, a table easel (if possible) and lunch.

The cost of $60 includes both days.

Registration: 536-5399.

Berry good

The annual Strawberry Festival will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Walnut Grove Church of the Brethren, 1068 Bedford St., Johnstown.

Dinner items will include hot dogs, pork and ham sandwiches, potato, macaroni and pasta salads, baked beans and strawberry shortcake and sundaes for dessert.

There also will be a bake sale and a children’s corner with face painting and games.

Admission is free.

Worthy causes

A book fair sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Books-A-Million at The Galleria, Richland Township.

The sale will benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central Pennsylvania.

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