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The Wall: Events for the Week of April 26

Who: Johnstown RC Club
What: Mall show
Where: Johnstown Galleria
When: May 6 through May 8
Additional details: The Johnstown RC Club, which was founded in 1962, holds its annual mall show on the lower level across from the Bon-Ton. More than 50 planes and helicopters will be on display with demonstrations of small helicopters, drones and gliders taking place throughout the weekend. The club is to have several flight simulators in action on laptops. For more information, contact club president Sam Kaplitz at 814-288-6507 or newsletter editor Roger Luther at 814-266-2630 or raluther@atlanticbb.net.

Who: Colebrook Road
What: Concert
Where: VOMA, 305 Chestnut St. in Cambria City
When: May 13 — doors open at 6:30 p.m. and music starts at 7:00 p.m.
Additional details: Award-winning Harrisburg-based bluegrass band Colebrook Road is to play this show with special guests Justin Giuffre and the Pilgrimage. All ages are welcome at the show. The event is BYOB for those 21 and older, with ID. Advance tickets are available via VOMA’s online ticketing, including a limited number of reserved seating tickets. Visit www.thevoma.com/tickets/ for more information.

Who: Community Arts Center of Cambria County
What: Kentucky Derby Tea Fundraising Event
Where: Community Arts Center of Cambria County
When: May 6 beginning at 11 a.m.
Additional details: The Community Arts Center of Cambria County is to hold its first annual Kentucky Derby Tea event. The luncheon catered Sunnehanna Country Club is to feature various vendors and tea provided by the Millhouse Café. During the event, there is to be a variety of entertainment, including but not limited to: games, 50/50 raffle, horse track raffle, free door prizes, miscellaneous performances and a chance to make a glass fusion jewelry pendant. As a specialty area, there is to be a Kentucky Derby “selfie station” for attendees to take pictures in front of. Tickets are available for purchase at the arts center. Pre-registration is required for all attendees. The arts center is still accepting jewelry vendors for this event. More information online tickets can be found at www.caccc.org; or register by phone at 814-255-6515. The deadline for registration and payments is May 2. Proceeds from the event benefit the Community Arts Center of Cambria County.

Who: Cambria County Library
What: May classes
Where: Cambria County Library
When: All classes are to be offered on a Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Additional details: The Cambria County Library has announced their free classes for the month of May. This month’s classes are genealogy related and will be offered on a Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the first floor computer lab. Class size is limited, so registration is recommended as soon as possible. Register at the third floor Information desk, or call 814-536-5131, ext. 5, to register.

The Wall: Events for the week of March 29

Who: Paprika Rose
What: Vintage-style event
Where: Paprika Rose, located along Diamond Boulevard in Westmont
When: April 4 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Additional details: This event gives shoppers an opportunity to meet featured artists, see new items and purchase antiques, gifts and artisan goods. For more information, call the shop owner, Agnes, at 503-806-5400.

Who: Ron McIntosh
What: “Year-Round Maintenance for Your Property” seminar
Where: Sandyvale Memorial Gardens and Conservancy Greenhouse, located at 80 Hickory St. in Johnstown’s Hornerstown neighborhood
When: April 1 from 10 a.m. to noon
Additional details: Ron McIntosh, a local horticulturalist and the owner of “Green Grower Grown Organic Produce,” is offering this seminar. Those who attend can learn the secrets to year-round maintenance for lawn and property, and how to have the nicest landscape on the block. Free refreshments will be served. To register, visit www.sandyvalememorialgardens.org or call 814-266-7891 and a registration form will be mailed to you. Class size is limited to 30 seats per session.

Who: Richland High School Performing Arts Center
What: Jim Donovan and Sun King Warriors in concert, featuring guest accompaniment by Richland High School student musicians
Where: Richland Performing Arts Center, located at 1 Academic Drive in Richland Township
When: March 31 beginning at 7 p.m.
Additional details: Former Rusted Root founding member and multi-platinum recording artist Jim Donovan and his band, Sun King Warriors, are teaming up with Richland High School student musicians for this show. Released early 2016, Donovan’s debut album, “Sun King Warriors” gained critical national acclaim and wide non-commercial and AAA radio play. Sun King Warriors can be best described as a mix of Americana rock, with a strong dose of tribal style drumming. Doors for the performance are set to open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.sunkingwarriors.com or www.richlandpac.com.

Who: Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA) at Johnstown
What: “The Art of Healing: Reflections 2017” exhibit
Where: SAMA—Johnstown, located inside the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus
When: Now through June 2
Additional details: SAMA—Johnstown’s latest exhibition features approximately 80 works created by patients during SAMA’s Museum/Healthcare Partnership Program residencies at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. The works in The Art of Healing Exhibition, now in its sixth year, were created during residencies with SAMA directory artists Deb Bunnell and Susan Novak. The museum’s hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The museum is a handicapped-accessible facility and is open to the public free of charge. For more information, please call the Museum or visit www.sama-art.og.

Who: Johnstown Senior Center
What: Fifth annual basket party
Where: Johnstown Senior Center, located at 550 Main St. in downtown Johnstown
When: April 1 beginning at noon
Additional details: Baskets are to be chanced off beginning at 3 p.m. This event is open to the public. The price for admission covers a light lunch and 25 basket tickets. Baskets are to be on display for presale March 27 through April 1. All proceeds benefit Johnstown Senior Center.

The Wall: Events for the week of March 22

Who: Venue of Merging Arts (VOMA)
What: “VOMA Presents: The Blues Gathering”
Where: VOMA, located at 305 Chestnut St. in Johnstown’s Cambria City neighborhood
When: March 25 beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Additional details: This month’s celebration of the blues features Randy Penrod of Running Free on guitar and vocals; Ian Jefferies of Running Free on bass and vocals; Adam Milkovich of AM² on guitar and harmonica; and Adam Mundok of AM² on percussion and harmonica. Doors for this BYOB event are to open at 7 p.m. VOMA VIP members receive a discount on admission.

Who: Ron McIntosh
What: “Gardening for Wildlife: How to Attract Pollinators to Your Garden” Seminar
Where: Sandyvale Memorial Gardens and Conservancy Greenhouse, located at 80 Hickory St. in Johnstown’s Hornerstown neighborhood
When: March 25 from 10 a.m. to noon
Additional details: Ron McIntosh, a local horticulturalist and the owner of “Green Grower Grown Organic Produce,” offers this seminar. Those who attend can learn how to garden in order to attract bees, birds and butterflies. Free refreshments are to be served. To register, visit www.sandyvalememorialgardens.org or call 814-266-7891 and a registration form will be mailed. Class size is limited to 30 seats per session.

Who: Ferndale Area High School Class of 1967
What: Classmates searching for classmates
Additional details: If you have not been contacted, or know someone who has not been contacted, regarding Ferndale’s class of 1967’s 50th reunion, call Polly (Grove) Simmons at 814-241-3146 or email pollysimmons6@gmail.com.

Who: Windber Area Community Kitchen (W.A.C.K.)
What: Free community dinner
Where: Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, located at 1800 Stockholm Ave. in Windber
When: March 25 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Additional details: This meal is to be served by Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The menu features ham, au gratin potatoes, corn, fruit, assorted desserts and beverages. All are welcome.

Who: Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art—Loretto
What: Alcohol Inks Class
Where: Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art—Loretto, located on the campus of St. Francis University
When: April 2 (but registration due ASAP)
Additional details: Led by Martha Murphy, this class is to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost to attend is $60 per person, which includes all materials. The class is designed for beginners and accomplished artists alike. Alcohol ink is an acid-free, highly pigmented and fast-drying medium to be used on non-porous surfaces. Mixing colors can create a vibrant marbled effect. Students will be encouraged to experiment with the inks on paper as well as tile pieces. Basic design elements are to be used, as well as ideas on custom color mixing. Participants are encouraged to bring images for inspiration. Class size is limited in order to ensure maximum instructor interaction for all participants. Pre-registration and deposits are required. For more information or to register, contact a museum staff member by calling 814-472-3920 or emailing loretto@sama-art.org.

The Wall: Events for the week of Feb. 1st

Who: Johnstown Street Survivors
What: Auto parts swap meet
Where: Windber Community Building
When: Feb. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Additional details: A nominal entry fee will be charged. All are welcome.
 
Who: National Park Service
What: Junior Ranger Days
Where: Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
When: Feb. 4
Additional details: Junior rangers can earn their junior ranger badge this winter at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site. This program, which begins at 2 p.m., is designed for children between the ages of 8 and 13. Children are to do a fun activity with a park ranger, be sworn in as junior rangers and then given a junior ranger badge. Call the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site at 814-886-6150 for more information. To ensure that an adequate amount of materials are available for participants, reservations for Junior Ranger Days are required. Parents and guardians are encouraged to stay and help, as well. Please call either 814-886-6150 or 814-886-6170 to make reservations.
 
Who: Community Arts Center of Cambria County 
What: Creating glass jewelry workshop
Where: 1217 Menoher Blvd. in Westmont
When: Feb. 11, but registrations due ASAP
Additional details: This workshop is suited for adults and youth ages 12 and up. The workshop is to take place from 10 a.m. to noon. There is a registration fee. To register, call 814-255-6515.
 
Who: Community Arts Center of Cambria County
What: Creating a Glass Tile Workshop
Where: CACCC, located at 1217 Menoher Boulevard in Westmont
When: Feb. 18 but registrations due ASAP
Additional details: This workshop is suited for adults and youth ages 12 and up. The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to noon. There is a registration fee. To register call 814-255-6515.
 
Who: Inclined to Read Bookstore
What: February Features
Where: Inclined to Read Bookstore, located inside the Cambria County Library in downtown Johnstown
When: The month of February
Additional details: This month, Inclined to Read Bookstore in February features biographies priced at $1 each, and the raffle is an 8’’ x 11’’ art piece made from jewelry pieces. Chances can be purchased inside the bookstore, and the drawing is to take place Feb. 23 at noon. In addition to February’s feature, the store is filled with nonfiction books, with topics including art, business, classics, gardening, health and wellness, history and sports. There is also a murder mystery room inside the bookstore. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Inclined to Read will be closed Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents Day.
 
Who: Windber Area Community Kitchen (W.A.C.K.)
What: Free community dinner
Where: Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, located at 1800 Stockholm Ave. in Windber
When: Feb. 4 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Additional details: This meal will be served by Boy Scouts Troop 110. The menu features spaghetti, green beans, fruit cocktail, assorted desserts and beverages. All are welcome.

The Wall: Events for the week of Jan. 25

Who: Fountain of Life Fellowship
What: Soup sale
Where: 225 2nd St. in Conemaugh
When: Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Additional details: Soups include chicken rice, chicken noodle, wedding, beef vegetable, chili, and ham and beans. Orders will be taken by phone until Jan. 28. To place an order, call Vicky at 814-418-1648.
 
Who: National Park Service
What: Johnstown Flood National Memorial Presents: “Colonel Unger, Show Yourself!”
Where: Johnstown Flood National Memorial
When: Jan. 28 beginning at 2 p.m.
Additional details: Johnstown Flood National Memorial is offering special presentations during the winter, and this is the first one scheduled. All programs are free and open to the public. Call the Johnstown Flood National Memorial at 814-886-6170 for more information.

The Wall: Events for the week of Jan. 18

Who: Windber Area Community Kitchen (W.A.C.K.)
What: Free community dinner
Where: Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, located at 1800 Stockholm Ave. in Windber
When: Jan. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Additional details: This meal is to be served by Combined Churches of the Brethren Youth. The menu features country-fried steak, mashed potatoes with country gravy, corn, peaches, assorted desserts and beverages. All are welcome.

Who: National Park Service
What: Junior Ranger Days
Where: Johnstown Flood National Memorial
When: Jan. 21
Additional details: Junior Rangers can earn their Junior Ranger Badge this winter at Johnstown Flood National Memorial. This program is designed for children aged 8 to 13. Call the Johnstown Flood National Memorial at 814-886-6170 for more information.

Who: SNC Gaming Alliance
What: 21st Tabletop Throwdown
Where: Playerz Den, 890 Scalp Ave, Johnstown (Next to Value-It)
When: January 21 beginning at 1 p.m.
Additional details: The event has 21 featured games for you to play, as well as a box of “small” games. You can also bring a game of your own to play. Somerset & Cambria Gaming Alliance is a group of gamers that are located in Somerset and Cambria County. Check out the event page online at www.facebook.com/SnCGameAllies.

The Wall: Events for the week of Jan. 11

Who: Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers 
What: “Putt for a Purpose”
Where: 119 Jari Drive in Richland Township
When: Jan. 27
Additional details: A Richland Township nonprofit is holding its first indoor mini-golf tournament. Registration for “Putt for a Purpose” will begin at 5 p.m. The event will include an 18-hole course, music, food, beverages and side games. All proceeds from the event will benefit the organization’s “Ability Works” activity program. Team registrations are due by Jan. 10 and sponsorships are still available. For more information, find them on Facebook or visit their website at www.alucp.org/give. Participants must be 21 and older to attend. Alleghenies Unlimited Care Providers serves hundreds of individuals with varying levels of mental and physical disabilities by keep theming safe, healthy and as independent as possible through in-home assistance, including: meal preparation, toileting, bathing and light housekeeping.
 
Who: National Park Service
What: “Charles Dickens and His 1842 Trip to America”
Where: Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
When: Jan. 14 beginning at 2 p.m.
Additional details: Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site and Johnstown Flood National Memorial will be offering special presentations during the winter. This is to be the first of three. All programs are free and open to the public. Call Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site at 814-886-6150 for more information.

Who: SNC Gaming Alliance
What: 21st Tabletop Throwdown
Where: Playerz Den, 890 Scalp Ave, Johnstown (Next to Value-It)
When: January 21 beginning at 1 p.m.
Additional details: Come join us on the 21st and experience the world of Tabletop Gaming. We will have 21 featured games for you to play, as well as our box of “small” games. You can also bring a game of your own to play. Somerset & Cambria Gaming Alliance is a group of gamers that are located in Somerset and Cambria County. Check out the event page online at www.facebook.com/SnCGameAllies.

The Wall: Events for the week of Jan. 4

Who: Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown
What: “Unlikely Heroes: Selected Prints by Leonard Baskin” exhibit
Where: Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, located in the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus
When: Jan. 6 through March 17
Additional details: This exhibition offers approximately 40 woodcuts, etchings and lithographs from the museum’s permanent collection. A well-known printmaker and sculptor as well as a gifted teacher, Baskin brought new currency to figurative art during the 1950s and ‘60s. Turning away from the abstract styles that dominated the art world at that time, Baskin advocated a return to the humanism of the Renaissance. He revived ancient printmaking techniques and created images that reflected both the dignity and the suffering of humanity. “Unlikely Heroes” spotlights the artists, revolutionaries and people of faith that Baskin revered. American Indians, characters from Moby Dick, Old Testament queens and 19th-century painters all appear in Baskin’s personal pantheon. There are even self-portraits, in which the artist stakes his own claim to the force of will and visionary insight that mark the Baskinesque hero. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The museum is a handicapped-accessible facility and is open to the public free of charge. For more information, please call the museum at 814-269-7234 or visit www.sama-art.org.

The Wall: Events for the week of Dec. 28th

Who: Cambria County Library
What: Holiday-themed teen event, “Teen Crafternoon”
Where: Cambria County Library, located at 248 Main St. in downtown Johnstown
When: Dec. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Additional details: Teens can learn how to knit or make duct tape, jewelry or T-shirt crafts. Hot cocoa and popcorn will be served and there will be a holiday movie on the big screen. The event will be held inside the library’s community room. Teens in grades six through 12 are welcome to attend. The event is free. To reserve a spot call the reference desk at 814-536-5131 ext. 5, or stop by the desk on the library’s third floor.
 
Who: Seyler-Berkebile Marriage and Family Therapy
What: Free information session on how to make marriage work
Where: 412 West Main St. in Ligonier
When: Jan. 6 from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Additional details: Interested participants should RSVP by Dec. 30.

The Wall: Events for the week of Dec. 21

Who: Christ Centered Community Church
What: 7th annual Community Christmas Dinner
Where: 531 Somerset Street in Johnstown’s Kernville neighborhood
When: Dec. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Additional details: This dinner gives community members an opportunity to come together and enjoy a great meal with friends and family. This year’s menu includes turkey, ham, stuffing, whipped potatoes, green beans, corn, tossed salad, rolls, linguine salad, cranberry sauce, assorted desserts, coffee and punch. Guests who attend will be given gifts, and a food basket giveaway will be held this year. For more information, call 814-536-5758. This event is open to the public at no cost. Organizers are soliciting donations along with volunteers. Please contact the Rev. Sylvia J King at 814-244-2737 or the Rev. Antoinette Allen at 814-244-0040 for more information.
 
Who: Tim Wetmiller on fiddle, John Bagnato on guitar, Dave DiStefano on banjo and Mike Hruska on mandolin.
What: An evening of Bluegrass Fusion featuring The Bloodpipes Reunion Concert
Where: Venue of Merging Arts (VOMA) in Johnstown’s Cambria City Cultural District
When: Dec. 26 from 8 to 11 p.m.
Additional details: Wetmiller is in from Seattle — and Bagnato from Pittsburgh — to join DiStefano and Hruska for their annual day-after-Christmas show at VOMA. 

The Wall: Events for the week of Dec. 14

Who: Greater Johnstown Diocesan Festival Choir, Youth Chorale and Hilltop Chamber Music Ensemble
What: An Advent of Christmas Concert
Where: St. John Gualbert Cathedral, located at 117 Clinton St. in downtown Johnstown
When: Dec. 17 beginning at 7 p.m.
Additional details: The program is to feature the Greater Johnstown Diocesan Festival Choir and Youth Chorale under the direction of Cathedral music director, Evonne Yanzetich-Homway. The choral groups are to be accompanied by the Hilltop Chamber Music Ensemble. This is the 14th annual concert for the group, and it has proved to be a local favorite event in kicking off the holiday season. Admission is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. 
 
Who: Venue of Merging Arts (VOMA)
What: VOMA Jazz Series Presents: The Don Aliquo Jazz Quartet and CD Release Party
Where: VOMA, located along Chestnut Street in Johnstown’s Cambria City neighborhood
When: Dec. 17
Additional details: This is the third in a series of monthly CD releases for “The Year of the Don.” It is a BYOB event. Doors open at 7 p.m.
 
Who: Windber Area Community Kitchen (W.A.C.K.)
What: Free community dinner
Where: Windber Calvary United Methodist Church, located at 1800 Stockholm Ave. in Windber
When: Dec. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Additional details: This meal will be sponsored and served by Windber football team. The menu features spaghetti, vegetables, fruit, assorted desserts and beverages. All are welcome.
 
Who: Anjali Yoga and Sunny Side Up Yoga
What: Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra
Where: YWCA of Greater Johnstown, located at 526 Somerset Street
When: Dec. 20 from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Additional details: Basil Fisanick, co-owner of Anjali Yoga and certified advanced divine sleep yoga nidra guide, as well as Heidi Niebauer of Sunny Side Up Yoga, are hosting this no-experience-necessary event. Proceeds go to benefit Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery. The Copeland Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides training, consultation and program activities to support the wellness and recovery journeys of individuals. It further enhances the effectiveness of recovery groups, health care providers, health care organizations and health care systems that seek to support individuals’ recovery and wellness.