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St. Francis-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2081 Husband Road, Somerset, free community picnic dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 7. Fried chicken and a variety of picnic side dishes and desserts, including ice cream brownie sundaes. Reservations by July 5. 814-443-9409. email@example.com.
Mt. Olivet picnic
The Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church will be having their church picnic starting at 4 p.m. July 16. Dinner includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes/gravy, side dish of applesauce or coleslaw, roll/butter. Beverages, ice cream and homemade desserts will be available. Take-out dinners are also available. Mt. Olivet is near Glencoe, behind the Mt. Lebanon cemetery. Take Route 160 south out of Berlin for about 5 miles, turn onto Glencoe Road and follow the signs.
Keystone Farmers Market
Keystone State Park and the Friends of Keystone State Park sponsoring a local farmers market Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting July 10 until October 30. Cost for vendors is $10 per attendance. Items must be locally grown or handmade. No registration required. Coupons available. 724-668-2939.
Season opens July 5 with Sister’s Christmas Catechism: the Mystery of the Magi’s Gold, July 5-17. Ring of Fire: the Music of Johnny Cash July 19 to Aug. 7. Boeing Boeing Aug. 9-21. Showtimes: 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Wednesday and Friday, 3 p.m. Sundays. Mountain Playhouse, Route 985 North, Jennerstown, 814-629-9201. www.mountainplayhouse.org. 814-629-9201, opt. 1.
Women’s Retreat Aug. 19-21 at Camp Allegheny, Route 30, east of Jennerstown. Theme “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” from Psalm 139:14 “Friends of the Heart” speakers from Millersburg. To register, call Laura at 724-654-3442 or Cheri at 724-495-6516. www.worknotes.com/PA/Stoystown/campalleghenywomensretreat.
Nostalgic Nights Car Cruise
Oakhurst Tea Room’s Nostalgic Nights Car Cruise is an evening of good food and old cars at the Oakhurst Tea Room, Route 31, just west of Somerset. Cindy Gaich, “Diva of DooWop,” is hostess from 5 p.m. to dusk. Cruise dates: July 31 and Aug. 28. 814-443-2897.
Rockwood Mill Shoppes & Opera House
“Patsy & The Turkey’s Revenge” featuring The Seldom Scene Players 6 p.m. July 9. “A Tribute to Paul McCartney” featuring Michael Brown of Beatlemania 6 p.m. Aug. 13. Rockwood Mill Shoppes & Opera House, 450 W. Main St., Rockwood. 814-926-4546. www.rockwoodmillshoppes.com.
The Maple City Farmers’ Market in Meyersdale open 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 28 at the Paul E. Fuller Playground. Vendors selling home baked goods, seasonal produce, honey, flowers and crafters, Beef by MetzgarMeat LLC. Set up a table on a weekly basis or for the season. 814-634-8578. The concession stand will be operated by various nonprofit organizations. Free delivery will be available for the elderly and disabled. Place order at 814-634-8578 by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Music at Penn Alps
The 19th concert season at Penn Alps and Windsor Hall in Cumberland, Md. July 2 Enrico Elisi piano. July 9 Trelumina Trio flute, bassoon and piano. July 23 C Street Brass brass quintet. July 30 Harmonious Blacksmith harpsichord, recorder, guitar and lute. 301-729-4171. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Somerset County Farmers’ Market
Somerset County Farmers’ Market is a producer-only tailgate market at Georgian Place in Somerset. Open through Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays ending Oct. 26. All goods sold at the market are produced in Somerset and adjoining counties. http://www.somersetcountyfarmersmarket.com
Addison VFD trip
The Addison Volunteer Fire Department 2011 trip is to Michigan and Mackinac Island Aug. 8-12. Register with Terry and Cathy Bender, 814-395-5360.
Tribute to the King July 23. The King of Diamonds Aug. 20. 814-467-9070. www.arcadiatheater.net.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Second annual Rib & Wing Festival, July 29-31. Texas Outlaw BBQ, Pigfoot BBQ, Smokin’ Joe’s Hog Wild Barbecue, Mojo’s Ribshack, Armadillo’s BBQ and Rib Company. Fireworks display by Zambelli Fireworks Friday night. Performers include Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Scott Blasey of The Clarks, The Bill Deasy Band and The Chris Higbee Project. 800-452-2223. www.7springs.com.
Springs Farmers Market
Springs Farmers Market, Springs Road (Route 669), Springs, opens 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 17. Antiques, crafts, baked goods, jewelry, toys, collectibles, tools, furniture and flea market items.
Relay For Life
The annual Relay For Life of Windber is 10 a.m. to 10 a.m., July 8-9 at the Windber Recreation Park. This year’s theme, “Groovin’ For the Cure.” email@example.com or call 888-277-5445 opt. 3.
Hidden Valley Resort’s junior camp dates are July 6-8, July 13-15, July 20-22 and July 27-29 and are open to boys and girls ages 8 to 17. 814-443-8000. www.hiddenvalleyresort.com.
Laurel Arts Center, South Harrison Avenue, Somerset. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; noon to 4 p.m., Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. 814-443-2433. 601 Georgian Place, Somerset. 814-443-1835. www.laurelarts.org.
Movies in the Park
The Pennsylvania Maple Festival featuring Movies in the Park this summer. Festival Park on Meyers Avenue gates open at 8 p.m. Movies begin at dark. July 9 Wizard of Oz. July 16 Ghostbusters. July 23 National Velvet. July 30 42nd Street.
Grantsville Community Museum open from 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays for the summer season. One of the areas of emphasis of the museum is Braddock’s Trail which has become the National Pike. Leo Beachy photography exhibit. Earleena Tressler at 301-895-5314 or Maxine Broadwater at 301-895-5124 for tour appointments.
The 8th annual Jackson Township Heritage Festival July 15-17 at 200 Adams Ave., Veterans Park, Vinco. Kickoff with car cruise-in at 6 p.m. July 15 and Johnstown Classic Rockers from 6:30 to 9 p.m. when Fuse takes over; 5K Run/Walk Aaron Rusin Memorial Poker Run; parade fireworks; concerts and food.
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. In July, the Guild will change the regular second Saturday meeting to a special two-day project, July 15 and 16 with well-known basket maker/instructor from Ohio, Vinnie Hinson. Anyone interested in participating on either day, contact Carolyn Fraley, 814-784-3518. www.BedfordBasketGuild.com.
Fort Ligonier is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. July 23-24 “Battles of the French and Indian War.” Artillery demonstrations at 1 and 3 p.m. Battle re-enactments 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Exploring the many buildings including a blacksmith’s shop, hospital and soldiers’ barracks and artillery batteries in the Fort. Tour the French & Indian War Art Gallery, the History Gallery, the George Washington Pistols Exhibit and “The World Ablaze: An Introduction to the Seven Years’ War.” 724-238-9701. www.fortligonier.org. www.facebook.com/fortligonier.
Rita K. Haldeman: Seasons of the Landscape and Cliff McGuire: Nature in 2 1/2 Dimension exhibitions will remain on view through July 30. 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
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.
Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle State Park has installed and opened to the public a fitness trail. Seven pieces of fitness equipment are located along the approximately 1 mile Kentuck Loop. Start and finish at the Tharp Knob Picnic Area.
Community Arts Center
Summer art camps July 13-14 and July 19-21, and Aug. 9-11 and Aug. 16-18. 32nd Summer Concerts-On-the-Green season 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays – July 6 Civic Concert Band; July 13 Jerry Intihar; July 20 Civic Concert Band; July 27 Walt Churchey. Rango July 12-14 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Gnomeo & Juliet July 19-21 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Mr. Popper’s Penguins Aug. 9-11 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. 41st annual Log House Arts Festival Sept. 3-4. 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.
Johnstown Symphony Orchestra
Johnstown Symphony Orchestra’s 2011 Opera Festival is 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown campus. Theme is “Love-Passion-Excitement – That’s Opera.” Dinner reception. 814-535-6738.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Sept. 17 at Windber Recreational Park in Johnstown. For more information, to start a team or make a donation, call the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org/pa or 412-261-5040.
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 1-800-The-Omni or visit omnibedfordsprings.com.
“The Fantasticks” at 7:30 p.m. July 22, 23, 29 and 30, matinees at 2:30 p.m. July 24 and 31. Ligonier Theater, 210 W. Main St., Ligonier. Reservations at 724-238-6514. Ligonier Theater, 210 W. Main St. valleyplayers.org.
Beacon Lodge Camp
The Pa. Lions Beacon Lodge Camp 2011 camping season closes Aug. 9. Camp sessions are six or 10 days. Bowling, swimming, arts and crafts, music, drama, rock climbing, zip-line, spelunking, fishing, paddle-boating, canoeing, kayaking, archery, nature study, games, kickball, basketball, lawn games and aerobics. Write to Pa. Lions Beacon Lodge Camp, 114 SR103 South, Mount Union, PA 17066. www.beaconlodge.com.
Three Dog Night 8 p.m. July 16. Steve Earle and The Dukes (and Duchesses) featuring Allison Moorer 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3. Queensryche 30th Anniversary Tour 8 p.m. Aug. 13. 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.
Bethel Park Camp
The Bethel park Holiness Camp 106th Camp Meeting July 13-24 in Bedford County, east of Route 56, at 1390 Reynoldsdale Road, New Paris. Evangelists, missionaries, services, junior camp and senior youth camp. 717-870-5109. 814-733-2976. 814-839-4132.
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.
Historic Hanna’s Town
Regular summer schedule 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. The Antiques & Collectors Market is held the second Sunday of the month through September: July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11. Historic Hanna’s Town is three miles north of Greensburg at 809 Forbes Trail Road. Call Joanna Moyar at 724-532-1935 x 12, or email at email@example.com for information and to register for the camp. www.westmorelandhistory.org.
Take the Mic Night
Christian talent from Somerset, Cambria and Indiana counties to perform at Trinity Lutheran Church Community Room, 600 Ash St., Johnstown. Contact Sharon Walker-Narcisse for info 814-418-6097. Second location, The Backyard Event Center, 6740 Route 22 East, New Florence area (right on 22). Call 724-676-5030 and ask for Denny. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arts and Crafts Festival
The “18th annual Pennsylvania Arts & Crafts Colonial Festival” Sept. 2-5, Labor Day Weekend, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Monday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the Westmoreland Fairgrounds, 123 Blue Ribbon Lane, Greensburg.
July 14-17 People’s Choice Festival of Pennsylvania Arts annual arts and crafts festival featuring the best of Central Pennsylvania’s artisans, food and family entertainment. July 23-24 “Vietnam Revisited Living History Combat Bivouac.” Daily programs include accompanying squads on Short Range Recon Patrols and a tactical patrol ambush demonstration at 1300 and 1500. Bivouac opens at 10 a.m. July 27 7:30 p.m. lecture: “Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in Pennsylvania” by Dr. Robert Sandow. “The Annual State College Last Cruise” 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 30. Visit www.peopleschoicefestival.com for more information. www.pamilmuseum.org or www.boalsburgvillage.com.
Greensberg Train Show
Greensberg’s Train and Toy Show July 16-17 at the Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville. Model and toy train experts with exhibits and demonstrations. Train layouts, hobby marketplace, seminars. www.GreenbergShows.com
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.
Hershey park boasts 11 exhilarating roller coasters and 65 rides and attractions. The Boardwalk at Hersheypark has nine water attractions. ZooAmerica, Hershey’s Chocolate World, The Hotel Hershey and Chocolate Spa, Hershey Lodge and campground and golf courses. www.HersheyPA.com or call 800-HERSHEY.
Tickets at the box office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., online at pgharts.org, or by calling 412-456-6666.
Old Economy Village
The visitor center is at 270 Sixteenth St., Ambridge. 724-266-4500 ext. 101.
Ethnic Bottle Works
The Ethnic Bottle Works, 411 Third Ave., Cambria City.
Somerset Historical Center
Somerset Historical Center, 10649 Somerset Pike, Somerset. 814-445-6077. www.somersethistoricalcenter.org.
Westmoreland County Historical Society
The Westmoreland County Historical Society, 362 Sand Hill Road, Greensburg 724-532-1935 ext. 10. www.starofthewest.org.
ART WORKS in Johnstown! in historic Cambria City, 413 Third Ave., Johnstown. 814-535-2020.
Somerset Country Club
Somerset Country Club, 416 Plank Road, Somerset. 814-445-5200. www.somersetcountryclub.com.
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, Johnstown. 1-800-846-2787. www.upjarts.org.
Frostburg State University
The Planetarium program in May is “New Planetary Systems” with free public showings at 4 and 7 p.m. in Tawes Hall 302. www.frostburg.edu/planetarium.
Cambria County War Memorial Arena
The Cambria County War Memorial Arena, 326 Napoleon St., Johnstown. Tickets at the War Memorial Arena box office. 814-536-5156 or 1-800-243-8499. www.warmemorialarena.com.
New Embassy Theatre
The New Embassy Theatre reservations and seating details are available at 301-722-4692, or by e-mail at email@example.com. The restored Embassy Theatre at 49 Baltimore St., Cumberland, Md. Call 301-722-4692 to reserve seats. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are available at pgharts.org, 412-456-6666 or the box office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. To purchase 10 or more tickets, call 412-471-6930.
Historic Mishler Theatre, 1212 Twelfth Ave., Altoona, 814-949-2787. www.mishlertheatre.org.
Dinners are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, corner of Broadway and Center streets, Meyersdale. Proceeds to new roof fund.
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site is 10 miles west of Altoona, off the Gallitzin exit of Route 22. 814-886-6150. www.nps.gov/alpo.
First Lutheran Church
Tuesday noon recitals and luncheons at First Lutheran Church, 415 Vine St., Johnstown. June 28 Christine Clewell, organ. 814-536-7521.
The Dillweed Bed & Breakfast in Dilltown, Route 403 north of downtown Johnstown. email@example.com. 814-446-6465. www.firstlutheran.info.