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February 15, 2013

Events | Broadway behavior

“Ain’t Misbehavin’ ” will be presented by Band of Brothers Shakespeare Company at   7:30 tonight and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ace’s, 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Tickets are $25 for dinner and show tonight and $15 for adults and $10 for seniors, students and military members for show only tonight and Saturday.

Tickets are available at Ace’s and Mr. Muffler, 1022 Scalp Ave., Richland Township.

Information: 535-4176.

Fiddles on fire

Bowfire will light up the stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

The show will feature fiddle playing, step and tap dancing and singing.

Tickets are $36, $40 and $45.

Information: 269-7200, 800-846-2787 or www.upjarts.org.

Stones’ salute

“Satisfaction ...The International Rolling Stones Show” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.

Tickets are $24, $26 and $28.

Information: 467-9070.

Historic toys

“Batteries Not Included: Toys in the Civil War Era” will be presented by Civil War re-enactors Joyce and Robert Dowler at 2 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The interactive workshop for adults and children will feature reproductions of homemade toys common in the mid-19th century, such as rag dolls, friction toys and wooden toys like Jacob’s Ladder.

All participants will get a chance to play with the toys, and the Dowlers also will show reproductions of famous dolls from the Civil War era and tell stories about them.

The Dowlers are members of the 11th Pennsylvania Re-enactment Group and will be dressed in 1858 attire.  

Admission is free.

 Information: 539-1889.

Student actors

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” will be presented by Pitt-Johnstown Theater Department at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 22-23 and Feb. 28 through March 2 at the Studio Theater at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students.

Information: 269-7200.

Stayin’ alive

The 26th annual Cambria-Somerset Heart Ball will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sunnehanna Country Club, 1000 Sunnehanna Drive, Westmont.

This year’s theme is “Stayin’ Alive” and will feature live disco music.

Tickets are $100.

Information: 954-7035 or email stephanie.fost@heart.org.

Onstage

“Footloose” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Feb. 23, 2 p.m. Feb. 23 and 5 p.m. Feb. 24 at Forest Hills High School, 489 Locust St., Sidman.

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

Reservations: 487-7613, ext. 7500.

Energy talk

“Powering the Planet in a Carbon-Constrained World,” a lecture presented by the Notre Dame Club of central Pennsylvania, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Saylor Auditorium in the engineering and science building on the Pitt-Johnstown campus, Richland Township.

The lecture will address how we use energy and what technologies are being developed at Notre Dame and elsewhere to ensure responsible energy consumption.  

Edward J. Maginn, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and associate dean for academic programs in the graduate school at the University of Notre Dame, will speak.  

The event is free and open to the public.

Performance venue

 Music is on the menu at the Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Romantic Guitar with George Byich will be presented from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Doors open at 7 for a special night of music, wine and dessert.

Admission is $7 or $5 for VOMA VIPs.

Information: 410-2245 or www.thevoma.com.

Doll party

An American Girls Afterschool Kick-off Party will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the community room at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

Participants will enjoy an American Girls-themed fashion show, doll-sized snacks and treats and the opportunity to craft jewelry and miniature doll clothing.

The library also will feature its collection of the American Girls books available for check out with a library card.

This event is free and open to all children and families.

After the kickoff, three monthly storytime sessions open to children in grades 1-6 held in the library’s children’s department will feature the story of different American Girls dolls.

Interested participants may register at the kickoff party or at the children’s department.

Information: 536-5131.

Geo show

A Mineral and Fossil Show and Sale to benefit the UPJ Geology Club will be held from  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Blackington Hall on the Pitt-Johnstown campus, Richland Township.

All types of geologic items will be on display, and there will be door prizes.

Admission is free.

Winter fun

Winterfest, sponsored by Cambria County Chapter of ABATE, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Rocky’s Tavern, 718 Maple Ave., Johnstown.

There will be food, refreshments, music, door prizes and 50-50 tickets.

Admission is $10. Cambria County ABATE members will be admitted free.

Book bargains

Friends of the Cambria County Library’s Inclined To Read Bookstore will highlight books about pets and animals of all kinds and books pertaining to wars that involved the United States at the library, 248 Main St. in downtown Johnstown.

Hardback books are $1 and paperbacks are 25 cents each or five for $1.

Bookstore hours will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Information: 536-5131.

Night of laughs

An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy to benefit Hope Fire Company will be presented Saturday at the fire hall at 1021 Philadelphia Ave., Northern Cambria.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 and comedy at 8.

Three comedians from Comedy Blast Inc. will be featured.

The donation is $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Tickets are available from fire company members or at Charlsons Furniture, Northern Cambria.

Visiting novelist

“An Evening with Jennifer Haigh” will be presented at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the John F. Kennedy Student Center lounge on the campus of St. Francis University, Loretto.

Haigh, a novelist and Northern Cambria native, will be reading from her latest book of short stories, “News from Heaven,” which is set in Bakerton.

The book was reviewed in the New York Times.

Haigh’s other books include “Faith,” “The Condition,” “Baker Towers” and “Mrs. Kimble.”

She is the daughter of Elizabeth Wasilko of Northern Cambria and the late Jay Wasilko.

A reception and book signing will follow.

Admission is free.

Dads & girls

A Guys & Dolls Father-Daughter Dance sponsored by Laurel Arts will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Somerset Country Club, 416 Plank Road, Somerset.

Tickets are $40 a couple, and seating is limited.

Additional tickets are $10 each.

Information: 443-1835.

Art party

 Artists will make coasters and catch-alls at “Oh, You Sew & Sew” from 6 to 8 tonight at Dressler Center for the Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave., Somerset.

The cost is $20 for nonmembers and $16 for members.

Registration is limited to the first 10 callers.

Information: 443-2433.

Seafaring mystery

“Death Aboard the Duchess,” the 13th annual murder mystery and buffet dinner presented by Meyersdale Medical Center Auxiliary Players, will be presented at 6:30 tonight and Saturday at Meyersdale fire hall, 202 Main St., Meyersdale.

Proceeds benefit the Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center.

Information: 444-3199 or 662-2587.

Murderous comedy

The comedy “Let’s Murder Marsha” will be presented by the Bedford County Players at 7 to-night and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Homewood Spring House Estates, 150 Victoria Ave., Everett.

Friday and Saturday performances will cost $25, which includes dinner and the show.

Sunday matinees will cost $13, which includes the show and light refreshments.

Reservations: 623-0349.

Great outdoors

The 28th annual Allegheny Sport, Travel and Outdoor Show, the only western Pennsylvania event dedicated to hunting, fishing and camping, will be held today through Sunday at Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Blvd., Monroeville.

Show hours are noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets, which will be available at the door, are $10 for adults and children ages 12 and younger will be admitted free with paying adult.

Heart songs

A Valentine concert will be presented by St. Vincent College Singers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the atrium of the Sis and Herman Dupre Science Pavilion at St. Vincent College, Latrobe.

The group will perform “Star Spangled Banner,” “The Argument” by Pittsburgh composer Francis J. Nesta, “Love is Here to Stay” by George and Ira Gershwin, “You Stole my Love” by Walter Cecil Macfarren, “Wedding Cantata” by Daniel Pinkham, “The Silver Swan” by Orlando Gibbons and “Walk Together Children” by Anthony Leach, a professor of music at Penn State.

 The Bearbones, St. Vincent’s trombone quartet, will be playing several pieces, and the college’s violin quartet will be performing Mozart’s “Symphony No. 1 K.16 I. Allegro.”

 Admission is free.

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