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Just Imagine Miracles Relay For Life team Breakfast Buffet Fundraiser from 8 to 11:30 a.m. March 16 at the Springs Mennonite Church. Donation basis. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. Menu: Pancakes, waffles, eggs, potatoes, ham, sausage, fruit, cinnamon rolls, sweet breads and more.
Meat raffle March 16 at the Sipesville fire hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. No ticket needed for admission. Benefits the Sipesville Volunteer Fire Co. 814-445-4899.
Ham loaf sale
Calvary United Methodist Church, 239 W. Church St., Somerset, accepting orders for ham loaf sale. Advance orders are required. Orders must be picked up at the church from 9:30 a.m. to noon March 16. First come, first served basis. Bake sale on the day of pick up.
Rockwood Mill Shoppes & Opera House
Irish Stories & Glories 7 p.m. March 16. Traditional Irish dinner catered by Chuckwagon followed by the film, “Irish Stories & Glories.” Rockwood Mill Shoppes & Opera House, 450 W. Main St., Rockwood. 814-926-4546. www.rockwoodmillshoppes.com.
Grace United Methodist Church, 320 Felgar Road, Somerset, (Almost) Spring Craft Show & Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. March 9, featuring the handiwork of many local crafters, a baked goods and crafts table, and lunch. Homemade soup will also be available for purchase by the quart. Profits will benefit Sonrise Counseling Ministries. 814-443-2906.
Lenten Fish Fry at St. John’s Parish Hall, New Baltimore, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 8, 15 and 22. Fried and baked fish, fried shrimp, fried clams, soup, baked potato, vegetables, beverage, salad and dessert bar. All you can eat.
The 28th annual College & Technical Fair is 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 4 at Company C Armory, 1483 Stoystown Road, Friedens, Route 281 north of Somerset. 814-445-6431. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Friday during Lent. Meyersdale Elks Lodge, Dale Street, Meyersdale. Serving from 4:30 until 7 p.m. Fried or baked (unbreaded) haddock, french fries or baked potato, coleslaw, roll and coffee. Other beverages also available.
Maple Sugarin’ dinners
The 61st year of serving old fashion home style buckwheat cakes, pancakes, smoked and fresh country sausage along with Somerset County pure maple syrup by the Salisbury Lions Club, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 16-17 and 23-24, at the Salisbury Municipal Building. Maple products and sausage available for purchase.
Pennsylvania CareerLink of Somerset free workshops: All workshops are from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Pennsylvania CareerLink office, 218 N. Kimberly Ave., Somerset, and are designed to prepare job seekers for meeting with potential employers at the Somerset County Spring Job Fair March 13. To register for any of these workshops, call 814-445-4161.
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.
Amity Faire, Amity UCC, Meyersdale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 16 and 23, and noon to 5 p.m. March 17 and 24 in Amity Hall. Food, apple dumplings and crafts.
The Somerset County Spring Job Fair “Careers in America’s County” is 1 to 6 p.m. March 13 at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, Friedens.
Irish Stew & Brew 6 to 8 p.m. March 8. Open house 2 to 4 p.m. March 10. 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.
Pancake & sausage breakfasts
Pancake and sausage breakfasts 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10, 17, at St. John’s Parish Hall, New Baltimore. Buckwheat cakes, pancakes, whole hog sausage, pure maple syrup, applesauce, coffee and orange drink. All you can eat.
Homestyle chicken Sunday dinner 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17 at the Rockwood fire hall.
March 8-10 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spring Carnival. The Carnivale Market Square includes music by DJ Donn, carnival foods, activities, crafts, games and prizes for all. Snow rafting, a snow-mountain treasure dig, an obstacle course, snow golf, a limbo and hula hoop contest, balloon twists, face painting, coloring contests, ducky races, jewelry making, tennis ball roll and cupcake walk. March 9 6 p.m. Jib Jam in the terrain park and a 7 p.m. Torch Light Parade on Cobra Slope. Spring Carnival Open Cup Race at 12:30 p.m. March 9. Hidden Valley Resort. 814-443-8000. www.hiddenvalleyresort.com.
Pancake and sausage
The Pine Grill Restaurant in Somerset is hosting the Friedens Lutheran Church Guatemala Mission Team for a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. March 13. Proceeds directly benefit orphaned Guatemalan children. Tickets are available at the church office, 814-445-4627, and will be sold at the door.
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.
Yuengs and Wings Weekend March 8-10. Greens & Jeans Weekend March 15-17. Jameson Irish Whiskey Dinner 6 p.m. March 16. St. Paddy’s Day Shoot sponsored by Jameson. Seven Springs Mountain Resort. 800-452-2223. www.7springs.com.
Pa. Maple Festival
The 66th annual Pennsylvania Maple Festival March 16-17 and March 20-24 in Meyersdale. March 9 and 11, fair exhibit registration. March 15 maple products registration. Lions Club pancakes and sausage dinners, Festival Park complex, car shows, car cruise, historical pageant, Maple Race 8K run/5K walk, parade. www.pamaplefestival.com.
Meadow View Nursing Center in Berlin Bunny Breakfast from 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 23. The breakfast event is free and children from the community are invited to attend with their parents or grandparents. The Easter Bunny will be posing for photos, so bring camera. Children will also receive a complimentary treat bag filled with goodies by the residents at Meadow View Nursing Center. Reservations at 814-267-4212 before March 20.
Confluence Creative Arts Center. Register early for classes, 814-395-3575, email@example.com.
Mobile Food Bank
The Somerset County Mobile Food Bank/Produce to People monthly distribution of fresh produce and other items for residents of Somerset County. March 19 Hollsopple, St. Anne’s Catholic Church, 2-2:45 p.m.; Berlin Community Bldg., 4-4:45 p.m. March 20, 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. March 21, Meyersdale, location to be announced, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. All money goes to the Boys & Girls Club of Somerset County Inc.
Brass Transit 7:30 p.m. March 21. “Town Mouse, Country Mouse” March 24. Sleeping Beauty May 19. 814-467-9070. www.arcadiatheater.net.
Ohiopyle State Park
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.
April 13 Project, “Becca's Gift Basket” taught by Bev Geller. This is an advanced beginner level basket on a Sharp D Handle. 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.
Tree and plant sale
The Conservation District 41st annual Tree and Plant Sale catalog includes Black Eyed Susans, blueberry and strawberry plants, spruce and pine seedlings, fruit and shade trees and wildlife boxes. New varieties among the fruit trees and flowers are available and more ornamental trees have been added. To receive a catalog, call the District office at 814-472-2120 or email email@example.com. Facebook and the county website: http://www.co.cambria.pa.us/conservation-district.aspx. The deadline is 4 p.m. March 22 with payment. Orders must be picked up from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 12 at the Cambria County Fairgrounds.
Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Foundation Puttapalooza 3 mini-golf tournament March 22. Registration 5 p.m. Shotgun start 6 p.m. Penn Highlands Community College, 101 Community College Way, Johnstown. Bring your own putter and golf ball. Prizes for top teams, 18 holes, food and drinks, ticket auction. RSVP by March 11. 814-262-6499. firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Lutheran Church
Tuesday noon recitals and luncheons at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., Johnstown. Recitals are followed at 12:30 p.m. with a light lunch. March 12 Sarah Pruss, piano. March 19 Chord of Grace, vocal trio. March 26 Robert Lacovic, organ. 814-536-7521. www.firstlutheran.info. Email email@example.com.
Music in Pictures 7:30 p.m. March 9. Winter Jazz 2013 Rockapella — Motown and More 7:30 p.m. March 22. U.S. Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants 7:30 p.m. April 1. Fiddler on the Roof 7:30 p.m. April 7. River City Brass Band — Big Band & Doo-Wop Brass 7:30 p.m. April 12. 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. Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Johnstown. 800-846-2787. www.upjarts.org.
Richland Performing Arts
The Recessionals Jazz Band Go for Broke Tour 7 p.m. March 23. Electrify Your Strings 7:30 p.m. April 2. 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. 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
Exhibit of student artwork March 15 to April 12. Submit your art work by calling the Bottle Works to set up a drop off time between March 5-8. 814-536-5399 or 814-242-2342. A weekend watercolor workshop with Bill Perry, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6 and 7. Bring paints, paper, brushes and bag lunch. Register 814-536-5399. firstname.lastname@example.org. You Can Sketch! 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 13 and 14. Instructor, Marcene Glover. Bring a bag lunch. 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
Johnstown Symphony Youth Orchestra Music in Pictures 7:30 p.m. March 9 at Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center. 814-535-6738. www.johnstownsymphony.org.
Brit Floyd 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Harlem Globetrotters 2013 You Write the Rules World Tour 7 p.m. March 11. Bill Cosby 7:30 p.m. March 13. Third Day: The Miracle Tour 7 p.m. March 23. 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.
The 3rd annual “Night of Magic & Comedy” to benefit The League — A Children’s Place at 7 p.m. March 22 at the Allegany College of Maryland Theater. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Curtain time 7 p.m. Opening the show will be “The Amazing Derrick Robey.” Then “Scott Alexander & Jenny” will take the stage with a dazzling display of magic and illusions. Allegany College Theater is handicapped accessible with space available for wheelchairs. Tickets at The Book Center, 15 North Centre St., Cumberland, Md., or online at www.LouisPaul.net.
New Embassy Theatre
March Madness — Cabaret 9 p.m. March 15. “Hansel and Gretel” classic opera by Engelbert Humperdink will perform for three weekends, March 29-13, April 5-7 and April 12-14. Rainbow Reels cinema series hosted by Miss Iva Fetish, guest lecturers from the faculty of Frostburg State University, followed by a dance party with DJ Jen Brown. “But I’m A Cheerleader” March 14; “Oldboy” at 2:30 p.m. March 17, and “Glen or Glenda” April 25. Snacks and refreshments, including a cash bar, are available from the lobby’s Passport Cafe. 301-722-4692, email@example.com. The restored Embassy Theatre is at 49 Baltimore St., Cumberland, Md.
Tennessee River: A Tribute to Alabama at the Allegany High School auditorium 7:30 p.m. March 23. Tri-State Community School for the Arts at the Tri-State Community School at 115 Baltimore St., Cumberland, Md. Tri-State Concert Association’s 24 hour call center 301-759-0580 or visit TWR, 549 N Centre St., Cumberland, Md. www.alabamatribute.com. www.tri-stateconcerts.com.
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: April 11 at 6:30 p.m. vs. Harrisburg Senators; 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.
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.
PA Consort series
The PA Consort presents the Maryland State Boychoir, Maryland’s “official goodwill ambassadors,” at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at the Bedford United Methodist Church. Tickets available at the Visitors Bureau and The National Museum of the American Coverlet in Bedford and at Everett Rexall Pharmacy. 814-733-2301, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Artists of the 21st Century, the museum’s annual student art exhibition through April 6. Schools in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Indiana and Somerset counties will be exhibited. Conversations with the Curator: A Lecture-and-Lunch Series for Art Lovers and Collectors will take place on a quarterly basis. First lecture is 12:15 p.m. March 14. Will include a 45-minute talk by SAMA Curator for Visual Arts, Dr. Scott Dimond, as well as a box lunch. Program is Reading Them Like a Book: The Secret Language of Early American Portraits. 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.
5K run and walk
Miracle League of Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands (Greene, Fayette, Somerset, and Westmoreland counties) 5K run and walk. The 5K is March 23 at Penn State Fayette Campus along Route 119. The league serves children with special needs, ages 3-21, and offers these children a chance to play baseball. The money raised will go toward the “field fund,” which will allow them to build a safe, rubberized field for players.
Fourth annual Soup’s On from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23. More than 20 soups prepared by local restaurants and served by local businesses. Purchase a ticket in advance at the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce, Second Chapter Books and Abigail’s Coffeehouse. Registration is at Citizens Bank starting at 10:30 a.m. Registrants will receive a wristband, a map and a ballot to vote for favorite soup. The soup receiving the most votes will win the “Best Soup in the Ligonier Valley Award.” 724-238-4200. www.visitligonier.com.
Artists of the 21st Century, the museum’s annual student art exhibition through April 21. Schools in Westmoreland and Fayette counties will be exhibited. Opening reception 1 to 4 p.m. March 3. 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
Chris Rodell’s humor-writing workshop 2 to 4 p.m. March 16 at Ligonier Library. 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. 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
Tracing Your Irish and Scots-Irish Ancestors special seminar presented by representatives from the Ulster Historical Foundation from 1 to 3 p.m. March 25. The Westmoreland County Historical Society, 362 Sand Hill Road, Greensburg 724-532-1935 ext. 10. www.starofthewest.org.
WYSO Philharmonic rehearses from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, through May 1 at Seton Hill University’s new Performing Arts Center in downtown Greensburg. String Ensemble meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Academy of Music through April 24. Community Strings meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Academy of Music through April 9. Concerts at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg. Tickets at www.thepalacetheatre.org or by calling 724-837-1850. www.westmorelandsymphony.org.
Tibetan Treasures: The Rezk Collection of Tibetan and Nepalese Art remains on view through May 11. Professional development workshop for artists, teachers, school administrators and the public March 8. 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. Vienna Boys’ Choir 7:30 p.m. March 13. Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents Amadeus! A Mozart Celebration 8 p.m. March 16. Brian Regan 7 p.m. March 17. Jewel – Greatest Hits Tour with Special guest Holly Williams 7:30 p.m. March 20. Jesus Christ Superstar’s Ted Neeley 7 p.m. March 24. University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg presents Eleanor – An American Love Story 7:30 p.m. April 4 and 5. River City Brass presents Big Band and Doo Wop Brass 7:30 p.m. April 6.
Spring Fever Festival
The 14th annual Pittsburgh Arts & Crafts Spring Fever Festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 22-23, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24 at the Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Boulevard, Monroeville. 724-863-4577. www.familyfestivals.com.
Military Movie Madness Festival starting at 10 a.m. March 9 and noon March 10. 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.