The 2nd annual “Cookie Tour” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 1 in Uptown Somerset. There will be nine stops on the tour where participants can sample the cookies, get the recipes and vote for their favorite cookie. The participating businesses are: Crazy Alice’s Cafe, Essentials for Health, Robin’s Nest, Young Heart Books, World’s Attic, the Humane Society of Somerset County (Mosholder Community Room), Spice Up Your Life Herbery and Coffee House, Stahl’s Jewelry and Somerset Drug. A ballot box for the votes will be on the Diamond near Santa’s house. Somerset Inc. 814-443-1748.
Chicken and biscuit
Meyersdale Eastern Star Chapter 548 will be serving chicken and biscuit dinners from 12:30 until 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Masonic Temple, 226 Beachley St., Meyersdale. Members of Buffalo Creek 4-H will be helping to serve the meals. Proceeds will benefit Buffalo Creek 4-H and the Caring & Sharing Committee of Eastern Star. Preorder take-outs may call the Masonic Temple 814-634-5709 the day of the dinner. Donna at 814-267-5111 or Doris at 814-634-8416.
Santa on the Diamond
Santa will be in his house on the Diamond to visit with children from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dec. 1 and Dec. 8. Santa’s visits are sponsored by Somerset area service clubs and nonprofit organizations. Somerset Inc. 814-443-1748.
Laurel Arts Christmas Craft Shoppe until Dec. 19. A wide variety of items will be for sale, including cards, jewelry, pottery, papercuttings. The Shoppe will be open during normal gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday. 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.
Amity UCC Bazaar
Amity UCC, Meyersdale, will host a Christmas Open House and Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 in the sanctuary and in Amity Hall. Activities include children’s story and craft hour, cookies, candy and baked goods, food and fellowship, gifts, jewelry, music, trees, ornaments and decorations, tours and photos.
The Meyersdale Church of the Brethren taking orders for Christmas cookies. Call Linda Deal at 814-634-0357. Order forms are also available. The cookies include: chocolate chip cookies, snickerdoodles, sand tarts, peanut butter blossoms and either raisin filled or apricot filled. All proceeds benefit the Stained Glass Window Fund. Pick up date is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 30.
Breakfast with Santa Dec. 15. Bring the kids for breakfast and an opportunity to hob nob with Santa Claus. Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Photos with Santa offered. Treat bags are available. Camp Sequanota, just off of Route 30, west of Jennerstown. 814-629-6627 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Touring Italy Through World Class Wine Regions Nov. 30. Enjoy freshly prepared and crafted courses along with fine Italian wine selections. www.LHHC.org. www.greengablesrestaurant.com.
Confluence Creative Arts Center. Register early for classes, 814-395-3575, email@example.com. Classes include: Sip and Stitch, 6:30 to 8 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays; Under 25 Coffeehouse 7 p.m. Nov. 30. Make-A-Scene Players drama rehearsals begin 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3 (and following Mondays). Bah Humbug: Inside a Dicken’s Classic 7 p.m. Dec. 8. Father Christmas Felting Project 2 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Preregister by Dec. 7. Beautiful Marbled Papers 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Preregister by Dec. 12.
Rockwood Mill Shoppes
Rockwood Mill Shoppes & Opera House, 450 W. Main St., Rockwood. 814-926-4546. www.rockwoodmillshoppes.com.
Dec. 16 Santa’s Workshop. Dec. 19 8 p.m. Scot Bruce Blue Suede Christmas. 814-467-9070. www.arcadiatheater.net.
The Somerset County Chamber Holiday Shopping Bazaar from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Somerset Country Club. Shop at local businesses and nonprofit organizations in one convenient location. Complimentary light refreshments. For more information, including on how to participate as a vendor, contact the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce at 814-445-6431 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zion Lutheran Church, Broadway and Center streets, Meyersdale, all-you-can-eat baked chicken dinner Dec. 15. Baked chicken, baked macaroni and cheese, twice baked potatoes, vegetable, applesauce, bread and butter, desserts, coffee, tea and punch.
Help the victims of Hurricane Sandy from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 8 at the Frostburg State University PE Center, Auxiliary Gym. DJ, give aways, Zumba instructors will mix it up. Call Rita Thomas at 814-521-2337.
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.
Allied Artists of Johnstown 80th annual Juried Art Exhibition through Jan. 5. Southwestern Pennsylvania Council on the Arts 17th annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition through Feb. 10. Lunch a l’Art 12 to 2 p.m. Nov. 29. 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.
Johnstown Symphony Orchestra
JSO Annual Christmas Concert “Celebrate the Holidays” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center. Sing-a-longs, dancers, holiday music and special guests including the Johnstown Symphony Chorus. 814-535-6738. www.johnstownsymphony.org.
Miracle on 34th Street 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. River City Brass Band Christmas Brasstacular 3 p.m. Dec. 9. Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Johnstown. 800-846-2787. www.upjarts.org.
Richland Performing Arts
A Christmas Story 7 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9. On the Town 7 p.m. March 1-2 and 2 p.m. March 3. Richland Performing Arts Center, One Academic Ave., Johnstown. 814-269-0300. www.richlandpac.com.
Community Arts Center
Holly bazaar until Dec. 24. Woodworking display of Dale Thompson opened Nov. 10. Wooden Christmas trees until Dec. 20. The Community Arts Center of Cambria County is at 1217 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown. Adult and children 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.
Harlem Globetrotters 2013 You Write the Rules World Tour 7 p.m. March 11. Cambria County War Memorial, 326 Napoleon St., Johnstown. 814-536-5156. www.warmemorialarena.com.
Ohiopyle light up
Ohiopyle Borough light up night starts at 10 a.m. Dec. 8 at the Stewart Place on the Green. Frosty the Snowman, gifts for the children, outdoor music, Ohiopyle Falls will be lit, hot chocolate and cookies. 724-438-0276
New Embassy Theatre
Snacks and refreshments including a cash bar are available from the lobby’s Passport Cafe. The New Embassy Theatre reservations and seating details are available at 301-722-4692, or by email at email@example.com. The restored Embassy Theatre at 49 Baltimore St., Cumberland, Md.
School for Arts
Classes in creative writing, fine arts, music and theater. Creative workshops. Tri-State Community School for the Arts at the Tri-State Community School at 115 Baltimore St., Cumberland, Md. A variety of art, creative writing, and music classes are offered at Tri-State Community School for the Arts. Registration for classes is available online www.tristatearts.com or call 301-876-1562.
The Omni Bedford Springs Resort & Spa is a 2,200-acre hideaway in Bedford County, 216-room resort surrounds 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.
Hannah Bingman will lead a song-writing workshop at 3 p.m. Dec. 1. Space is limited. The Bedford County Arts Center is in 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. firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook@BedfordCountyArtsCouncil. Stockade Art Club at www.stockadeartclub.org.
Consort Guest Artist
The Pennsylvania Consort’s Guest Artist Series 25th consecutive presentation of Handel’s Messiah at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Bedford United Methodist Church, 132 E. John St. This long-standing traditional event is anchored by the 50-plus volunteer choir assembled from Bedford, Blair and Huntingdon counties. Tickets are available at the Visitors Bureau and The National Museum of the American Coverlet in Bedford and at Everett Rexall Pharmacy. 814-733-2301 or email@example.com.
Spring House Estates
Christmas Tea with Pamela Wertman at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 at Spring House Estates, a Homewood Retirement Center, 150 Victoria Ave., Everett. Tea and finger foods plus seasonal music by Pamela. Call 814-623-0349 for reservations. www.homewood.com.
Biennial 2012 through Jan. 26 known as the top juried exhibition for contemporary local and regional artists. Exhibition reception 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 1. Seeing and Believing: Art Encounters Faith through Dec. 8. Red, White and Blue in Black and White: The American Scene in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Dec. 14 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.
Holiday Home Tour 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8. 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
Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra three performances of The Nutcracker featuring the Laurel Ballet at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg. Tickets at www.thepalacetheatre.org or by calling 724-836-8000. Group rates are available. www.westmorelandsymphony.org.
Nov. 29 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Cornell Gunter’s Coasters, The Marvelettes, and Marshak’s Tribute to The Platters Doo Wop Holiday Show. Nov. 30 8 p.m. Clint Black. Dec. 1 7:30 p.m. River City Brass presents Christmas Brasstacular! Dec. 8 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 9 2 p.m. Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents The Nutcracker Ballet with Laurel Ballet. Dec. 11 7:30 p.m. Clay Aiken Joyful Noise 2012 Tour. Dec. 14 and 15 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 2 p.m. Annie. For tickets, contact the box office at 724-836-8000 or order online at www.thepalacetheatre.org. The Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. Call 1-800-292-7222.
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute 12:45 p.m. Dec. 7. The museum and 28th Infantry Division Shrine on South Atherton Street, Boalsburg, three miles east of State College. 814-466-6263 www.pamilmuseum.org.
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