SATURDAY, NOV. 5
Tunes for Tails fundraiser for the Humane Society of Cambria County will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Ace’s 316 Chestnut St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.
Admission is $10.
The 2011 Artists’ Hall of Fame will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sunnehanna Country Club, 1000 Sunnehanna Drive, Westmont.
Sally Stewart and Brad and Laura Gordon will be honored.
Tickets are $50 per person.
Strike up the band
A free concert will be presented by the 78th U.S. Army Band at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena, 326 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.
The band has 46 musicians broken down into several performance groups, including a concert band, stage band, marching band, brass quintet, woodwind quintet, jazz combo, rock band, Dixieland band and buglers.
They perform classical, concert, marches and patriotic, pop and jazz music.
No tickets are required for the concert.
“Canterville Ghost,” the Oscar Wilde story adapted by Tim Kelly, will be presented by the Bishop McCort Catholic High School Drama Club at 7 tonight and Saturday at the Guzzi Performing Arts Center at the high school, 25 Osborne St. in the 8th Ward section of Johnstown.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students.
An adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz” will be presented by the Kids on Stage group at Community Arts Center of Cambria County at 11 a.m. Saturday at Westmont Middle School, 827 Diamond Blvd.
The performance is free.
The third annual Heather’s Cup, a fundraiser in memory of Heather Miller, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Chestnut Ridge High School, 2588 Quaker Valley Road, Fishertown.
There will be football games between fourth- and sixth-grade teams from Berlin, Chestnut Ridge, Central, Ferndale, Meyersdale, Northern Bedford, Tussey Mountain and Westmont.
The day also will feature cheerleading, a kid’s carnival, basket raffle, sports memorabilia raffles, concessions and baked goods, a balloon release and prayer circle and child fingerprinting and IDs.
Proceeds will benefit Heather’s Haven and 10-year-old Tyler Lafferty of Buffalo Mills, who suffered second- and third- degree burns over 30 percent of his body last year.
Songs in harmony
“A Class Act!” will be presented by the Altoona Chorus of Sweet Adelines at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Altoona Area Junior High School auditorium, 1400 Seventh Ave., Altoona.
Their featured guest is Capri Quartet from the Baltimore area, known for their comedy skits and award-winning sound.
Four local quartets from the Altoona Chorus also will perform.
Tickets are $13 for adults and $9 for students younger than 17 at the door.
Information: www.altoonachorus.com or 943-2237.
Arts and music
An Arts and Cultural Celebration will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the ski lodge at Hidden Valley Resort, One Craighead Drive, Hidden Valley.
The event will feature more than 30 juried artisan exhibits, hourly demonstrations, food booths and music.
Saturday’s musical performances will include acoustic guitarist and vocalist Chuck Catalamessa from noon to 2 p.m., the Harold Betters Quartet from 3 to 5 p.m. and vocalist Jessica Zamiska and pianist John Olearchick at 6.
An autumn wine dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Clock Tower Restaurant.
Dinner reservations are $64.95.
SATURDAY, NOV. 5
Captured on film | Annual Johnstown movie festival kicks off tonight
People yearning to become successful filmmakers have an opportunity to showcase their talents during the seventh annual Johnstown Film Festival. Johnstown Area Heritage Association’s festival will be held tonight through Saturday (June 6-9) and will feature a mix of film shorts – documentaries, experimental films, narratives and comedies.
Toe-tapping music | Jazz Along the River kicks off Friday at St. Mary’s in Cambria City
Jazz Along the River will be back again this summer. The monthly jazz event has become a fixture at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church pavilion, Fifth Avenue and Power Street in the Cambria City section of Johnstown. The series of concerts will feature a different jazz group on the fourth Friday of each month through September.
Texas Tenors returning to Arcadia
Contrary to popular western lore, the good guys, or at least the good singers, wear black hats.
The Texas Tenors will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Arcadia Theater, 1418 Graham Ave., Windber.
Cresson Lake Playhouse to stage ‘The Fantasticks’
This musical has been on Broadway for 54 years.
“The Fantasticks” will be presented Thursday through June 2 at Cresson Lake Playhouse, 279 Shapiro Road, Loretto.
Curtain times will be 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
Events | Whitewater bash
Benscreek Canoe Club’s Stonycreek Rendezvous will be held today through Sunday on the Stonycreek River and Greenhouse Park, Route 403, Tire Hill.
Events | Young art
Greater Johnstown Young Artists Exhibit is on display through May 25 at the Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.
'Seeing the Invisible' exhibit opens Friday in Loretto
Painting on a different plane is a positive study for artist and Altoona native Barbara Wachter. Her latest exhibition, “Seeing the Invisible: Paintings by Barbara Wachter,” opens Friday at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto. The exhibition features 35 canvases of contemporary impressionism that will be on display in the museum’s Margery Wolf-Kuhn Gallery.
Events | 'Grand Finale'
Johnstown Symphony Orchestra will present “Grand Finale” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Richland Township.
Showcase of the Stars will feature students from local high schools
Local theater arts will flourish at an area arts center. The fourth annual Showcase of the Stars will be presented at 7 p.m. May 18 at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Richland Township.
Polka party | Three-day festival will feature Slovenian and Polish bands
After a seemingly endless winter and an abbreviated spring, the people of Johnstown are ready to kick up their heels. And there is no better opportunity to do that than by attending the Friendly City PolkaFest. The Greater Johnstown/Cambria County Convention and Visitors Bureau and St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church co-sponsor the event. They are ready to welcome thousands of polka enthusiasts to the city May 31 through June 2.
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