The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

July 27, 2012

Events | Class act


— “Legally Blonde” will be presented through Aug. 11 at Cresson Lake Playhouse, 279 Shapiro Road, Loretto.

Showtimes are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

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

Information: 472-4333 or


Broadway tribute

“The Sondheim Concert” will be performed by Max Fedore and other local musicians at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Richland Township.

Tickets are $14 at the door.

Information: 421-9972.


Rocket man

Elton John impersonator Lee Alverson will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.

The show will benefit Windber Municipal Authority and Windber Volunteer Fire Company.

Tickets are $20.

Information: 467-9070.


Summer music

The Summer Concert Series at Peoples Natural Gas Park will continue at 7 tonight with folk singer Chris Smither and special guests Striped Maple Hollow.

Striped Maple Hollow is a four-piece acoustic Americana group from Johnstown.

Tickets for the concert are $15 in advance plus handling fees or $22 at the door.

JAHA members are eligible for a 15 percent discount.

Information: 539-1889 or


Firefighters' fete

The 91st annual Cambria County Firemen’s Convention will continue today and Saturday at the Ferndale Jubilee grounds along Ferndale Avenue.

Highlights will include a bucket brigade competition at 6 p.m. today and a parade at 5 p.m. Saturday.



Portrait art

A collection of portraits by local artist Marcene Glover will be on display beginning Thursday at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

An opening reception will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Information: 536-5399.


Ebensburg celebration

Ebensburg Homecoming will kick off a day early with a Downtown Shutdown from 7 to 11 tonight on the streets of downtown Ebensburg.

Center and High streets will be shut down a block in each direction from the center light in downtown, and outside dining will be available.

Midnight Special will perform a free concert of classic hits from the ’70s and ’80s from 8 to 11 on the street.

Ebensburg Homecoming will be held Saturday at sites throughout downtown Ebensburg and Lake Rowena.

Admission is free.

Information: 472-8780 or


Outdoor art

A Wet Paint Weekend will be held today through Sunday at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The event begins at 9 a.m. today with artists painting at outdoor sites.

A wet sale and exhibition from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday will allow the public a chance to purchase the paintings.

The cost is $30, and registration will be taken today.

Information: 472-3920.


All’s fair

Bedford County Fair will wind down today and Saturday at the fairgrounds on West Pitt Street, west of downtown Bedford on business Route 30.

One-price admission of $9 includes all midway rides, exhibitions and grandstand shows. Weekly walk-around tickets are $17.




The farce “The Fox on the Fairway” will be presented through Aug. 5 at Mountain Playhouse, Jennerstown.

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

Tickets are $17 to $30 for matinees and $22 to $34 for evenings.

Information: 629-9201, option 1, or on the Internet at


Bandshell blast

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

Rosie and the Jammers will polka beginning at 5 p.m.


Book bargains

The Friends of the Cambria County Library Inclined to Read Bookstore will be selling cookbooks of all types for $1 through Tuesday at the Cambria County Library, 248 Main St. in downtown Johnstown.

Bookstore hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Information: 536-5131.


At the hop

A record hop will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Grand Ballroom at Windber Recreation Park, Route 160.

A car and motorcycle cruise-in will begin at 4 p.m.

Admission is $5.

The music of the ’50s and ’60s will continue Aug. 26.


Outdoors concerts

The Civic Concert Band will perform as part of the free Summer Concerts on the Green at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the grounds of Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

Johnstown Reed Band will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Central Park Gazebo, downtown Johnstown.

Penn Trafford Community Band will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday on the Diamond in Ligonier.

Hard Rok, Koko and Joe will perform as part of the free Summer Music on the Square concert series at 2 p.m. Sunday at the gazebo at Pitt and Penn streets in downtown Bedford.


Hospice benefit

Curves, 206 College Park Plaza, Richland Township, will conduct a summer benefit for Windber Hospice from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Curves’ members will sell food, homemade items, crafts, jewelry and Mary Kay and Tastefully Simple products at the fitness center.

Information: 266-0059.


Rain catchers

A class on making a rain barrel for conserving water will be given by the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Cambria County from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the master garden-ers’ meeting room, 499 Manor Drive, Ebensburg.

Cost of the class is $25, and all materials will be provided.

The class is limited to 20 people. 

Information: 472 -7986.


Performance venue

Music will mix at the Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Scott Jeffreys will host The Blues Gathering from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Jacob Koestler’s band MELK will perform from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday.

Information: 410-2245.


Cool jazz

Cajun Norm and the Jam Session Band will play for the Jazz Along the River series at 6 tonight at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church Pavilion, Fifth Avenue and Power Street in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

Food will be available at 5.

Admission is free, and the shows will go on rain or shine.


Park programs

A weekend of environmental programs is scheduled at Prince Gallitzin State Park.

Adults and children will practice basic fishing skills during a family program from 6 to 9 tonight at Pickerel Pond.

Participants can bring their own camera or use a park camera for a nature photography scavenger hunt, which will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday beginning at the campground amphitheater.        

In Backyard Bass Fishing, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Muskrat Beach No. 2, participants will learn the art of casting the rod and reel and then practice by casting at targets.

Fireworks will be set off at 9 p.m. Saturday near Muskrat Beach No.2.

Children between the ages of 4-12 can hear a nature story and make a craft from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the small pavilion near the campground contact station.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Discover Prince Gallitzin will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the amphitheater.

Information: 674-1000, ext. 105 or on the Internet at


Family festival

The 55th homecoming festival of St. Benedict Roman Catholic Church in Carrolltown will be held today through Sunday at the church grounds.

The festival will begin at 5 p.m. today with ethnic foods, wings and karaoke from 8 to 11.

Grounds open at noon Saturday, with Mass at 4 and karaoke from 7 to 11.

A chicken dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 5 to 12. Children younger than 5 will be admitted free.


Flood tours

 “Journey Around Lake Conemaugh” van tours will be held at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily through Aug. 26 at Johnstown Flood National Memorial, South Fork.

The one-hour tours will begin at the visitors center and travel to the north and south abutments of the South Fork Dam as well as the clubhouse. 

Reservations are encouraged, but not required.

Tour is included with park admission.

Information:  495-4643.


Site programs

Several programs will be presented at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 10 miles west of Altoona off the Gallitzin exit of Route 22. 

A three-hour van tour of the Historic Portage Railroad will be presented at 1 p.m. Saturday, beginning at the visitors center.

The tour is free, but reservations are required.

In “Creatures of the Night:  Bats,” which will be presented at 8 p.m. Saturday, visitors will discover how bats survive and benefit the environment. 

Admission is free.

Information: 886-6150 or


Living history

A Multi-Era Military Encampment will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Somerset Historical Center, 10649 Somerset Pike.

The encampment will feature a sampling of everything from French Marines during the French and Indian War to German paratroopers during World War II.

Visitors will be able to walk through camps of the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, Civil War and both World Wars, as well as the center’s museum, historic buildings and garden.

“Every Gun Has a Story” by Mike Hardwig, relating the history of several different guns from the Civil War, and “The War of 1812” by Richard Hayden will be presented Saturday afternoon.

Firing demonstrations start at noon both days. 

Buy one, get one free admission will apply both days.

Information: 445-6077 or


Wing fling

The third annual Rib & Wing Festival will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. today, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Seven Springs Mountain Resort near Champion.

Entertainment will feature Jill West and The Blues Attack,  Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers and NOMaD today;  Steeltown, School of Rock, Gil Snyder and The Mystic Knights, Tres Lads, The Elliots Tribute to The Beatles and The Bill Deasy Band on Saturday; and John McDonald & The Mango Men, Chris Higbee and Scott Blasey of The Clarks will perform Sunday.

Admission is $7 for adults and children younger than 12 are free.

Parking is free.

Information: (800) 452-2223 or


Cunning costumes

“Fabric Fantasies 3: Fantasy and Historical Costumes by Sally C. Fink” will be on display today and Saturday at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

Information: 255-6515.


Healing art

“The Art of Healing Exhibition: Reflections 2012” will be on view through Aug. 10 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

The exhibition features drawings, paintings, collage and woodcarvings created by patients of the museum’s Healthcare Partnership Program residencies at the John P. Murtha Neuroscience and Pain Institute.

Information: 269-7234.


Dual exhibit

“From Individual to Universal: The Art of Philip Brulia and Evgeny Krayushkin” will be on display through Aug. 18 at the  Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, in the Brett Building, 1210 11th Ave.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 946-4464 or


Realistic paintings

“People, Places and Things: Works by William DeBernardi” will be on display through Aug. 12 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends.

Information: (724) 238-6015.


Somerset art

The 25th annual Somerset County Artists Association juried exhibition will be on display through Aug. 3 at Laurel Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave., Somerset.

Information: 443-2433 or


Southern exposure

“Southern Light: American Impressionist Women from the Huntsville Museum of Art” will be on display through Aug. 11 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 472-3920 or


Artistic faith

“Seeing and Believing: Art Encounters Faith” will be on display through Dec. 8 in the Margery Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

Information: 472-3920 or


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