Somerset County Where to Go for April 18
Stoystown Volunteer Fire Department spaghetti dinner, sponsored by Kantner United Methodist Church, 4:30 to 7 p.m. April 20 at Kantner United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Free will donation. Takeouts are available. Proceeds benefit the purchase of the fire company’s new tanker.
The County Line Church of the Brethren, Champion, chicken and biscuit dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. April 20. Chicken and biscuits, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, applesauce, cake and drink. Sponsored by the Spiritual Renewal Team to benefit the church’s heating oil fund. Takeouts. 724-593-2680.
Spaghetti dinner benefiting Jennifer Gross, 4 to 7 p.m. April 20 in the Confluence Lutheran Church parish hall. Takeouts available. Spaghetti, garlic bread, rolls, salad, drink, homemade desserts. Funded in part by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. 814-395-3950.
Mother’s Day sale
Mother’s Day soup and flower sale May 10-11 at Masonic Temple in Meyersdale. Hanging baskets, planters, bedding plants. Choose from ham and bean, chicken noodle, cheezy potato and cream of broccoli soups. 814-662-2036 to place advance soup orders. Sale sponsored by Meyersdale Chapter #548, Order of the Eastern Star.
Chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20 at the Middlecreek Church of the Brethren. One half chicken or one dozen wings, roll, two sides and drink. Desserts are available and just wings or chicken without the meal. The church is just west of Posey Corners Camp Ground off Copper Kettle highway.
5000 Meter Classic
The Johnstown Christian School 30th annual 5000 Meter Classic at 9 a.m. May 11 at the school on Soap Hollow Road, south of Johnstown off Route 403 at Tire Hill. Trophies, medals, ribbons awarded. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the soccer field behind the school. 814-288-2588 or 814-629-9846.
Rally Against Cancer
The 6th annual Co-Ed Volleyball Tournament Rallying Against Cancer starts at 8 a.m. April 20 in Berlin Brothersvalley Middle School gym. Twelve teams from four states competing for first place. Concession stand items: baked goods, fruit salad, soup, lunch sandwiches, snacks and drinks available. Matching funds from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Somerset County Chapter. All the proceeds benefit the Somerset Relay For Life. 814-233-2415.
The Salvation Army- Somerset Service Center annual fishing derby between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 18 at the Laurel Ridge Sportsman’s Association Inc., 2908 Coxes Creek Road, Somerset. Children between the ages of 3 and 16 are invited to participate in the event. Trophies and prizes will be awarded for biggest bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish and trout. The registration fee includes lunch sponsored by the Laurel Ridge Sportsman’s Association Inc. For registration forms contact The Salvation Army -Somerset Service Center at 814-445-9232 no later than May 9.
Bark For Life of Windber
Bark For Life of Windber 9 a.m. May 4 at Windber Recreation Park. Registration 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Canine walk begins at 10 a.m. Entertainment and activities, canine talent show.
Perennial plant/flower sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4 to raise money for the good Samaritan fund at the Kingwood Church of God.
Jager and Friends Dog Park, Wings of Change Inc. ZUMBA-thon noon to 2 p.m. April 28 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 Tayman Ave., Somerset. Meet, greet and dance. Four professional instructors will lead, DJ will play music, free T-shirt, prizes. Preregistration form at www.somersetdogpark.org. 814-352-7882.
Beer dinner modern day imports: Traditional renewed and re-imagined 7 p.m. April 26. 814-629-9201. Green Gables Restaurant, Boswell.
Keystone State Park
724-668-2939 or toll-free 888-PA-PARKS. www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/keystone/index.htm or visit DCNR at www.dcnr.state.pa.us.
Jager and Friends Dog Park
Grand opening of Jager and Friends Dog Park behind Georgian Place Shoppes off Lake Road across from Farmers’ Market 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15. Costume contest, face painting, Rally-O, training demonstrations, doggy massage, park tours and dog walks, kissing contest, bake sale, dog photos, groomer demonstrations, Search and Rescue Team demonstration, give aways, food available. www.somersetdogpark.org or call Judy 814-352-7882.
Philip Dressler Center for the Arts, 214 S. Harrison Ave. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays. 814-443-2433. www.laurelarts.org.
The Somerset County Humane Society and the Somerset County Veterinarian Association rabies clinics during the week of April 22: Meyersdale Vo-Ag. Dept., 6 to 7 p.m., April 22; Somerset-Gary’s Complex (former Jamesway Building), 6 to 7 p.m., April 24; Central City Fire Hall, 11 a.m. to noon, April 27. The law requires that all dogs and house cats over 3 months of age be vaccinated for rabies. This vaccination is good for 1 to 3 years depending on the animal and its age. All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be in a carrier.
Rockwood Mill Shoppes & Opera House
April 23, 6 p.m. Doc Dixon MagiComedian; May 11 National Train Day Activities at Rockwood Mill Shoppes 12 to 5 p.m. car cruise in the parking lot, 1 p.m. The Little Engine That Could performance, 6 p.m. Doo Wop Show featuring “The Streetlights;” May 22, 23 and 30, noon “A Tribute to the Good Ole USA” featuring Danny Conner and Pamela Hottle; June 22 6 p.m. Greater Tuna performed by the Rockwood Players. Rockwood Mill Shoppes & Opera House, 450 W. Main St., Rockwood. 814-926-4546, email email@example.com, www.rockwoodmillshoppes.com.
Hidden Valley Resort’s Golf Club open for the 2013 season. Discounted spring green fees through May 24 with additional early bird savings in effect through May 5. Junior camp dates are July 3-5, July 10-12, July 17-19 and July 24-26 and are open to boys and girls ages 8–17. Laurel Highlands Trout Trail Rendezvous April 20. Hidden Valley Resort. 814-443-8000. www.hiddenvalleyresort.com.
Laurel Hill State Park, 1454 Laurel Hill Park Road, Somerset, 814-445-7725, consists of 4,072 acres of mountainous terrain in Somerset County. The 63-acre Laurel Hill Lake is a focal point of the park. Snowshoeing on 12 miles of hiking trails. Sledding hill is in the field loop area of the campground. Snowmobiling a 10-mile trail system connects with more than 70-mile trail system in Forbes State Forest. Trail maps are available at the park office. Ice fishing 63-acre Laurel Hill Lake. Common species are bass, trout and perch. Ice thickness is not monitored. www.visitpaparks.com.
Car show for the Boys & Girls Club of Somerset County from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28 at the Georgian Place, Somerset. Classic clowns, Frownie the Brownie from Kings. All money goes to the Boys & Girls Club of Somerset County Inc.
Zion Lutheran Church, Broadway and Center streets, Meyersdale. April 20 Polish Night: Homemade pierogies, haluski, golabki (stuffed cabbage), applesauce, rolls and butter, punch, coffee, desserts.
Comedy Night with Jim Krenn April 20. Brewski Festival April 26-27. Mud on the Mountain May 11. Stills in the Hills June 15-16. Laurel Ridgeline Canopy Tours. Seven Springs Mountain Resort. 800-452-2223. www.7springs.com.
Confluence Creative Arts Center. Register early for classes, 814-395-3575, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consigned Sale 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 10-11. 708 Stoystown Road, Somerset, 814-443-1960.
Hotel California 7:30 p.m. April 27. Sleeping Beauty May 19. 814-467-9070. www.arcadiatheater.net.
Tractor pull to benefit the Confluence Volunteer Fire Department, 1 p.m. April 28 Confluence. 814-395-5080.
Mobile Food Bank
The Somerset County Mobile Food Bank monthly distribution of fresh produce and other items for residents of Somerset County. April 23, Hollsopple, St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 2-2:45 p.m.; Berlin Community Bldg., 4-4:45 p.m. April 24, Boswell, 350 Garrett Ave., 9-9:45 a.m..; Hooversville Community Bldg., 10:45-11:30 a.m..; Central City VFW, 351 Main St., 12:15-1 p.m..; Windber, 1800 Stockholm Ave., 3-3:45 p.m. April 25, Meyersdale Community Bldg., 9-9:45 a.m..; Rockwood, 600 W. Main St., 10:45-11:30 a.m..; Confluence Boro Bldg., 12:30-1:15 p.m..; Somerset Jr. High, 5-6:30 p.m. Bring your own box, basket, wagon, or cooler. Volunteers are always needed. https://www.facebook.com/ SomersetCountyMobileFoodBank, or email email@example.com.
Secret Santa of Somerset
SOS Secret Santa of Somerset and Surround Areas hosting community table April 20-21 at the Bakersville fire hall. Donate a new pack a socks to receive a chance to win a special basket. All items donated will be used to help local families. Community Day dine and donate April 21 at Kings Family Restaurant in Somerset. Meeting in the back room for dinner and socializing at 6 p.m. Public meeting starts at 7 p.m. Volunteers needed. Benefit basket raffle and information table at the Somerset VFW from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27. Contact Ruth 814-352-8493.
Rockwood French students raise money for their upcoming trip to France at 10 a.m. April 20 at the Rockwood Elementary gym. Many new items and baskets will be auctioned. Also chicken barbecue and traditional auction food. Proceeds will benefit the students going on the trip.
Old-fashioned 1980s style exercise classes from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Classes consist of step aerobics, handweights, resistance bands, lex loop resistance bands for the ankles, balls and chair. Don’t forget about yoga at the end. Bring water bottle and yoga mat. Christian music will be provided. The class is for anybody who wants to enjoy the old aerobics class. Call 814-442-3731.
The Laurel Highlands Wade Club, collectors of Red Rose Tea and Wade figurines, spring meeting May 4 at Kings Restaurant, Somerset. Lunch 12 p.m. Meeting 1 p.m. 814-634-0629.
Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle State Park and Friends of Ohiopyle annual Youth Fishing Festival May 4. Registration at 9 a.m. with fishing at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Lunch will be provided to participants and is available for purchase to non-participants. firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-329-0986. Ohiopyle State Park encompasses about 19,052 acres. The focal point is the more than 14 miles of the Youghiogheny River Gorge. Cross-country skiing 33.9 miles of trails. A hill in the Sugarloaf Snowmobile and Mountain Bike Area, adjacent to the parking area suitable for sledding. Snowmobiling the 15.9 miles of the Sugarloaf Trail System and Pressley Ridge Trail. Ohiopyle State Park Hiking & Biking Trails, white water rafting, kayaking, fly fishing and rock climbing.
Basketweavers Guild of Bedford County meets at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the Everett Church of the Brethren, 119 E. Second St., Everett. www.BedfordBasketGuild.com.
The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers meeting at 2 p.m. April 21 at the 3rd Ward Fire hall at the corner of Park and Marttin Street in Clearfield. The topic is preparing for the honey flow. Registration is required. 814-472-7637 or email email@example.com. www.ccbee.org.
Ringgold Band & Messiah College Jazz Ensemble 7:30 p.m. April 18. The DePue Brothers 7:30 p.m. April 19. Popovich Comedy PET Theater 7:30 p.m. May 2. The Four Freshmen 7:30 p.m. May 10. Juke Box Heroes Live 7:30 p.m. May 17. Showcase of the Stars 7 p.m. May 18. Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Johnstown. 800-846-2787. www.upjarts.org.
Richland Performing Arts
School House Rock — Live! 7 p.m. April 26-27. Way Off Broadway, A Musical Tribute to Broadway Live in Concert 7 p.m. May 19. Disney’s The Little Mermaid, summer Performing Arts Academy 2013, 7 p.m. June 28-29. Richland Performing Arts Center, One Academic Ave., Johnstown. 814-269-0300. www.richlandpac.com.
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown is in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 814-269-7234 or www.sama-art.org.
Community Arts Center
Book sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 25-27. The Community Arts Center of Cambria County is at 1217 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown. Adult and children’s classes and workshops. www.caccc.org. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. www.johnstowncameraclub.org.
Bottleworks Ethnic Arts Center
Creative Brain Boost! 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 and 28. Instructor Marcene Glover. Bring a bag lunch. Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave., Johnstown, 814-536-5399. www.bottleworks.org.
Johnstown Symphony Orchestra
at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center. 814-535-6738. www.johnstownsymphony.org.
Justin Moore with special guests Dustin Lynch & Jon Pardi, 7:30 p.m., April 19. Newsboys ft. Britt Nicole 7 p.m. April 27. Cambria County War Memorial, 326 Napoleon St., Johnstown. 814-536-5156. www.warmemorialarena.com.
Nemacolin's Winter Concert Series 9 p.m. to midnight: nemacolin.com. 724-329-8555.
New Embassy Theatre
New Embassy Revue, Community talent show at 7:30 p.m. May 4. Twelve contestants, six youth and six adults will be chosen for performance. “Glen or Glenda” April 25. “Chasing Amy” at 2:30 p.m. April 28. a community talent show, at 7:30 p.m. May 4. Snacks and refreshments, including a cash bar, are available from the lobby's Passport Cafe. 301-722-4692, firstname.lastname@example.org. The restored Embassy Theatre is at 49 Baltimore St., Cumberland, Md.
Spring House Estates
Altoona Curve to present a Silver Steamers Club for fans 55+ can become a member and receive one Diamond Club ticket to five preselected games during the 2013 season at Spring House Estates, a Homewood Retirement Center, 150 Victoria Ave., Everett. Silver Steamer dates: May 15 at 6:30 p.m. vs. Trenton Thunder; June 6 at 7 p.m. vs. Reading Phillies; July 16 at 7 p.m. vs. Bowie Baysox; Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. vs. Akron Aeros. 814-623-0349. www.homewood.com.
Dutch history group
Bedford County Dutch Corner History Group open house at 2 p.m. April 21 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 741 Messiah Church Road, Bedford. Charles Smith presentation on the 1929 diary of his grandmother, Minnie Troutman Smith, who wrote of life on her Dutch Corner farm during the first year of the Great Depression. Refreshments will be provided. Dutch Corner Schools book will be available. www.DutchCorner.org or www.DutchCornerPA.com.
The Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa is a 2,200-acre hideaway in Bedford County. The 216-room resort is surrounded by eight natural mineral springs, which serve as the foundation for its world-class Springs Eternal Spa. Indoor spring-fed swimming pool, award-winning golf course and casual and fine dining options from renowned Chef David Noto. Winter spa and skiing packages available. To make reservations, call 800-The-Omni or visit omnibedfordsprings.com.
The Bedford County Arts Center is in the Anderson House, 137 E. Pitt St., Bedford. It is handicapped accessible. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 814-623-1538. email@example.com. Facebook@BedfordCountyArtsCouncil. Stockade Art Club at www.stockadeartclub.org.
Conversations with the Curator: A Lecture-and-Lunch Series for Art Lovers and Collectors will take place on a quarterly basis. Programs set for June 13, Sept. 12 and Dec. 5. Red, White and Blue in Black and White: The American Scene in Prints, Drawings and Photographs through May 4. Approximately 35 works ranging in date from 1890 to 1991. The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto is on the campus of Saint Francis University. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The museum is a handicapped-accessible facility. 814-472-3920 or www.sama-art.org.
Walk for cause
The 2013 Walk for Neurofibromatosis benefits Neurofibromatosis Clinics Association (NFCA), a nonprofit which provides social services and scholarships for the NF community, at 7 a.m. April 27 at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Hosted by Andy Russell. For more information 412-795-3029 or www.nfpittsburgh.org.
The South Store House reinterpreted and the artillery park is moved to the upper Fort area. Home School Days April 22-24; Scout Day April 27; artillery demonstrations April 27-28; “Colonial Customs, Culture and Craftsmen” on Community Day 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 5. The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Returns to Fort Ligonier June 29. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concert at 7 p.m. Fort Ligonier, 200 South Market St., Ligonier, 724-238-9701; www.fortligonier.org or www.facebook.com/fortligonier. Open daily through Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Artists of the 21st Century, the museum’s annual student art exhibition through April 21. Schools in Westmoreland and Fayette counties will be exhibited. The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley at One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. The museum is a handicapped-accessible facility. www.sama-art.org. 724-238-6015.
Ligonier Valley Writers
Sue Baugh on how she wrote, published, and marketed Echoes of Earth 3 to 5 p.m. April 21 at St. Michael’s Church, Rector. Student Poetry Awards ceremony at Greensburg Barnes & Noble 4 p.m. April 27. Jim Busch on how to perform a reading of your work 3 to 5 p.m. May 19, St. Michael’s. Ligonier Valley Library is on the Diamond at 120 W. Main St. www.LVWonline.org. March 11: Student Poetry Contest (grades 4-12) submission deadline. Download entry forms from LVWonline.org. May 1: Loyalhanna Review submission deadline.
Westmoreland County Historical Society
Westmoreland County Historical Society's Calvin E. Pollins Library. The Westmoreland County Historical Society, 362 Sand Hill Road, Greensburg 724-532-1935 ext. 10. www.starofthewest.org.
The WYSO Philharmonic final concert of season at 3 p.m. April 28 at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center, downtown Greensburg. Young People’s Concert “Storm Chasers” at 10:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. April 30 at the Greensburg Salem High School in Greensburg. Concerts are performed for third through fifth grade students. www.westmorelandsymphony.org. 724-837-1850
Liver Life Walk
The American Liver Foundation Liver Life Walk is June 9 at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, One Wild Place, Pittsburgh. Register 7 a.m. Start 9 a.m. Register at LiverFoundation.org/WalkPittsburgh.
Tibetan Treasures: The Rezk Collection of Tibetan and Nepalese Art remains on view through May 11. The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona is in the Brett Building at 1210 Eleventh Ave. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Palace Theatre, 21 West Otterman St., Greensburg, 724-836-8000. www.thepalacetheatre.org. Pajanimals Live: Pajama Playdate 6 p.m. April 18. John Noble’s 17th annual Westmoreland Night of the Stars 6:45 p.m. May 1. Tanya Tucker 8 p.m. May 3. Vicki Lawrence & Mama 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 16. River City Brass presents Beach Blanket Brass 7:30 p.m. May 17. Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents Pops Concert – Around the World with Disney 7 p.m. May 18. George Jones: The Grand Farewell Tour 8 p.m. July 26.
Carnegie Science Center
Awesome Astronomy (ages 11-14) April 18. Engineer It! April 21. Boy Scouts Astronomy noon to 3 p.m. April 28. Healthy Kids, Happy Kids camp April 22. 21+ Sci-Fi May 24: 21+ Wine & Cheese. Jammie Jams 5:30 to 9 p.m. May 4. Bring your smallest scientists for an evening of activities just for ages 2-6. Under the Sea camp May 6. Science Matters May 19. Splish, Splash Science camp May 20. Teen Night 6-10 p.m. May 31. Bikes: Science on Two Wheels opens June 15. Science After Dark! science sleepovers. All sleepovers include an Omnimax movie, a laser show, an official Carnegie Science Center patch, late-night snacks, a continental breakfast, free next-day admission, complementary parking, and plenty of time to explore. Parents’ Night Out second Saturday of each month. Preregister kids ages 6-12 for a night of scientific fun that includes pizza, an Omnimax movie, laser show, science activity and tons of time to explore the exhibits. Drop-off at 5 p.m. Pick-up at 10 p.m. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh. CarnegieScienceCenter.org.
Spring “Kids Day” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20. Education kiosks in the galleries include a dress-up station in the theater. The museum and 28th Infantry Division Shrine on South Atherton Street, Boalsburg, three miles east of State College. 814-466-6263 www.pamilmuseum.org.
Beacon Lodge Camp
The Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp 2013 camping season opens June 1 and closes Aug. 13. Camp sessions are six or 10 days based on eligibility criteria. Activities include: bowling, swimming, arts and crafts, music, hiking, rock climbing, zip-line, spelunking, fishing, paddle-boating, canoeing, kayaking, archery, nature study, games, kickball, basketball, lawn games and aerobics. www.beaconlodge.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.