Windber Miners’ Memorial Day Weekend
Live music, street dances, food vendors and activities every day during the Windber Miners’ Memorial Day Weekend, June 16-19. Events include Father’s Day Car Show and Cruise-In noon-5 p.m. Sunday, in Windber. There will be 26 fun awards presented at 4 p.m. Judging by racing stars from the local speedways. Dash plaques to the first 200 entrants. Huge basket party, duck race in Paint Creek, games, food and drink.
“You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”
The Community Arts Center of Cambria County musical theatre “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” The production will include high energy dancing numbers and audience interaction. The show will be the debut production in the Community Arts Center’s M. Josephine Paul Family Museum, which doubles as a black box theatre, 1217 Menoher Blvd., in the Westmont section of Johnstown. Performance dates: Friday, Saturday, June 24 and June 25, 7 p.m.; Sunday, June 26 2 p.m. (matinee) Friday. For more information, and to purchase tickets, call the Community Arts Center of Cambria County at 814-255-6515 or visit the Community Arts Center’s website (www.caccc.org).
Venue of Merging Arts, 305 Chestnut St., in the Cambria City Cultural District, 814-410-2245, [email protected], upcoming events. Doors at 7 p.m. Music at 7:30 p.m. BYOB is welcome with proper I.D. Friday 7:30 p.m. Walk On Mars, an Alternative Rock band formed at Berklee College of Music in Boston. The band kicked off their journey on YouTube with more than 25,000 views on My Chemical Romance’s “Cancer.” Saturday 7:30 p.m. The Don Aliquo Quartet, featuring the Pittsburgh based quartet.
Laurel Highlands Education and Robotic’s third annual Drone Camps provide two hours of drone activities geared for both beginners and experienced flyers. As a bonus, students will hear about LHER’s robotics programs and have the opportunity to drive robots built by local high school students. Camps are at 150 Old Ridge Road, Rear Lower Level, Hollsopple. Drone Boot Camp is 2-4 p.m. Friday and 24, and 6-8 p.m. June 20 and 27. Drone Camps for ages 8 and up, provide two hours of drone activities geared for both beginners and experienced flyers.
As a bonus, students will hear about LHER’s robotics programs and have the opportunity to drive robots built by local high school students. Register online at lherobotics.org/drones. CAD Design & 3D Printing Summer Camp is from 2-4 p.m. July 20-22. For ages 12 and older, students will learn basic design principles while creating 3D objects using computer-aided design (CAD) software, learn how 3D printers work, and experience the inspiration of bringing designs to life by printing creations on 3D printers. Register online at lherobotics.org/CAD-camp.
Kid’s Krusade at Life Church
The KnightLights presents Circus of the Stars — “God’s Amazing Creation is the Greatest Show on Earth!” at 107 Bantley Place, Windber, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday. A free lunch is provided. They will also have sno-cones, popcorn, games and bouncy and blow up games. Register online at https://palifechurch.churchcenter.com/regi…/events/1320864.
The Unity UCC Father’s Day chicken barbecue, 2074 Huckleberry Highway, Berlin, is from 11:30 a.m. until sold out Sunday, in the church social hall. Desserts and drinks will be available for purchase. Eat in and take-out available. Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. or until sold out will be a la carte items. Tickets for basket raffle will be available for purchase in the social hall June Friday-Sunday for the camp committee’s annual fundraiser to help send the local children to Camp Living Waters. Winners will be drawn on Sunday afternoon. No need to be present to win.
Truck & Tractor Pull
The Western Maryland Championship Truck & Tractor Pull is 6 p.m. Saturday, at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. Classes are light limited; pro farm; two-wheel drive trucks; street diesel pickups; and mod turbo tractors. Proceeds go to Grantsville Fire Department.
The Somerset Masonic Lodge is hosting a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Free community dinner
A free community dinner, served at the Windber Area Community Kitchen, will be held from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 1800 Stockholm Ave., Windber. The menu will be barbecue chicken, potato salad, baked beans, fruit, bread and dessert. The meal will be served and sponsored by Right Elevator.
Sausage and Pancake Breakfast
All-you-can-eat sausage and pancake breakfast is from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, at Maple Spring Church of the Brethren, 106 Spring Road, Hollsopple, 814-479-7062. Menu is pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs, juice and coffee and real maple syrup. A special welcome to first responders — police, fire and EMTs. First responders are invited to have breakfast on them as a token of their appreciation. Donations accepted to benefit the District Disaster Fund that supports relief efforts in the local community and Eastern United States.
Movies night is back during the summer at Keystone State Park. The park will be playing a variety of movies at the beach house. The movies will be shown on a projector screen outside on the lawn. So grab your blankets, chairs and make sure you dress for the weather. The times for the movies are at 8:30 p.m., depending on when it gets dark. Movies will not be shown in inclement weather. Saturday — Brave. June 25 — Swiss Family Robinson. July 2 — Mouse Hunt.
Donate to veterans
Laurel Highlands Historical Village continues to collect food, paper goods and hygiene products for area veterans who need our help. Take donations to the Galleria Mall Lottery booth, Hoss’s in Ebensburg or Johnstown, Kimmies restaurant in Mundys Corner, Stagers in Portage and just added is Randy’s BiLo in Windber. Supplies are extremely low at this time. For any questions, call the office at 814-241-6123. If you are a veteran or know of a veteran in need of food, blankets, heaters, contact the office at 814-241-6123.
Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS
Costumed rangers conduct a variety of daily program offerings that vary from day to day at Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 10 miles west of Altoona, off the Gallitzin exit of U.S. Highway 22. The programs are offered now through Sept. 30, and are generally held between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. and from 2-4 p.m. The programs are weather and staff dependent. For additional information and to find out what program is offered on the day of your visit, call 814-886-6150. No reservations are required. www.nps.gov/alpo.
9th annual Lincoln Highway SupperMarket
The Lincoln Highway Experience’s annual Lincoln Highway SupperMarket is returning to the Route 30-based museum this summer for its ninth year. The popular weekly open-air food festival will take place on 13 Wednesdays from June 1-Aug. 24, 5 – 8 p.m., weather permitting, at the Lincoln Highway Experience’s grounds at 3435 Route 30 East in Latrobe. Guests can enjoy breezy summer evenings on the spacious lawn with great food from local chefs, BYOB, and live music. There is a charge per car for admission. Additional cost for food purchased from chefs’ booths. Tables are limited, so it is suggested that attendees also bring chairs or blankets, especially if you will be arriving late. No outside food or pets are permitted. The 2022 participating local chefs are Aroma Italiano, Chef Dato’s Table, Connections Café, Grateful Smoke BBQ and Simply Good. The live entertainment schedule includes: June 15 — The Hamilton Ave. Band. June 22 — Three Good Reasons. June 29 — Gary Stewart.
The Boswell Volunteer Fire Department, 201 Hower Ave., Boswell, chicken barbecue is Sunday, from 11 a.m. until sold out. The meal includes half chicken, baked beans, haluski, dinner roll and gob.
Fly in Breakfast
The 72nd annual Father’s Day Fly in Breakfast and Car Cruise is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, at the Somerset County Airport. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until noon. Chicken barbecue at noon. All proceeds benefit the Somerset Aero Club Scholarship Fund.
Father’s Day Concert
Somerset County Community Band annual Father’s Day concert on the lawn stage at Dressler Art Center in Somerset is at 3 p.m. Sunday. Bring a snack or something to drink, and enjoy a free ice cream sundae compliments of the band. The band is an affiliate of Laurel Arts. It was formed in 1989 and missed only one year of performing during COVID-19 restrictions in 2020. Members range from high school students to grandparents, and new members are always welcome. For more information, contact Dave Breen at 814-701-1515 or [email protected]
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Join a Park Ranger for a guided walk through the ruins of the South Fork Dam, daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., now through Sept. 30. This interpretive walk will last approximately 45 minutes and will take participants to the bottom of the dam, through the breach and back out on the other side. The meeting location is on the South Abutment. Participants will learn about May 31, 1889, the hillside across from the dam, and much more. The last portion of the walk contains a steep section with stairs. The walk is approximately 1/3 mile. Participants are encouraged to wear proper shoes and bring water. The walk is weather and staff dependent. Call the Visitor Center at 814-886-6171 on the day of your visit to see if the program is being offered. No reservations are required for this free walk. For more information call 814-886-6171 or visit www.nps.gov/jofl.
Tales of the Great Flood ranger talks will take place in the Visitor Center Theater or outside at the Lake View House, following showings of the park film, “Black Friday.” These talks will be approximately 15-minutes in length. The program is offered Fridays through Mondays now through Sept. 26, at 9:55 a.m., 10:55 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 1:55 p.m., 2:55 p.m., and 3:55 p.m. Inquire at the desk on the day of your visit for program offerings and location. The talks are staff dependent. No reservations are required for this free program.
The Johnstown Street Survivors Car Club will be hosting a graffiti night at the Silver Drive-In at 1664 Scalp Ave., Johnstown, June 22. Gates will open at 7 p.m. for a car cruise before the movies. The first movie starts at dusk (around 8:45 p.m. ). The movies will be Cannonball Run and Wild Hogs. Admission is charged. Bring a battery powered radio to listen to the movies. All vehicles welcomed. Information contact is 814-418-5440.
2022 Coffee House Series
The Community Arts Center of Cambria County 7th season of the Coffee House Series taking place outdoors on the Center’s Amphitheatre. During inclement weather, the Coffee House will move from the Amphitheatre to indoors in the main space gallery of the Goldhaber-Fend Fine Arts Center building. The Coffee House Series will be providing coffees, teas, and baked goods for purchase during the event. All Coffee Houses start at 7 p.m. and run roughly until 8:30 p.m. June 23 Tim Dabbs. His melodic playing style compliments his tenor voice, and is well suited to the topical songs as well as the tender ballads that make up his repertoire.
A Yacht Rock Theme Dinner Party “Nautical Nights,” to benefit Laurel Arts, June 24, at Indian Lake Lodge, 700 S. Shore Trail, Indian Lake. Set sail for cocktails and dinner at 6 p.m. Rock the Boat Dance Party with The Steel City Yacht Club at 9 p.m. Theme party attire encouraged or resort smart casual. Limited tickets available. More information and tickets at laurelarts.org.
Relay For Life of Somerset
Relay For Life is a community block party style event to raise funds to fight cancer. There are activities and entertainment for all ages from 3-11 p.m. June 25, at the Somerset athletic field, 511 Franklin Ave., Somerset. Basket alley, survivor lap and reception, live auction, DJ Music Express, food trucks, Disney Princess lap and luminary service. Park at Somerset Area High School. To register for survivor activities, call 800-227-2345 or visit relayforlife.org/pasomerset. A 5K Run/Walk pre-registered check in begins at 4 p.m. 5K times: Runners begin at 5 p.m. Walkers begin at 5:02 p.m. Rain or shine. Start/finish is at the Somerset Athletic Field Race course. The course used will be the same as the former Daily American 5K route. Award for Top 3 overall finishers male and female in run and walk. Top finisher medal for each age group run and walk plus bonus prizes. Age groups: 10 and under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Contact Lee Hoffman at 814-279-1733 (text or call) or [email protected], [email protected], for questions.
Jackie’s Garden Works Rooftop Concert Series
Jackie’s Garden Works Concert Series invites music lovers of all ages to enjoy live performances, food and drinks in one of Johnstown’s unique venues. Doors open at 6 p.m. and music starts at 7 p.m. at the rooftop terrace atop of the ArtWorks Building, 413 Third Ave., Johnstown. The rooftop garden includes a large deck, native plant garden, a pergola, and a live flower feature wall. June 25 — Dave D. and Mark Weakland.
Ann Rice Tribute
See the massive Anne Rice doll collection from 7-9 p.m. June 25, at the American Renaissance Church, Graham Avenue at 10th Street, Windber. Anne’s lifetime assistant Sue Quiroz will be speaking and sharing her stories of her years with Anne.
Community Vendor Event
Event by Pennsylvania Maple Festival, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 25, at the Meyersdale Community Center, 215 Main St., Meyersdale, is open to the public and there is no cost for admission. Vendor spaces are still available. For more information or to register as a vendor, call 814-634-0213 or email [email protected]
Golf Bash tickets on sale now at the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce. Bash is June 25, at the Bakersville Volunteer Fire Department banquet hall, 2341 West Bakersville-Edie Road, Somerset. Doors open at 11 a.m. Prizes awarded. Call the chamber to purchase at 814-445-6431.
Girl Scouts registration
Girls in grades K-12 and adults are invited to join Girl Scouts by participating in an early-registration program with Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania. New members can purchase an extended-year membership at a discounted price, which will cover both the remainder of the 2022 membership year as well as the 2023 membership year. These members can join existing troops or start a new troop. Girls who are entering kindergarten in the fall of 2022 are eligible to register as a Girl Scout Daisy. Becoming a Girl Scout Daisy allows girls to partake in age-appropriate, engaging activities that help these young members understand the mission of Girl Scouts. Those who are interested in joining Girl Scouts are encouraged to attend one of the free sign-up events offered by Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania. For an updated list of sign-up events, visit the events map on gswpa.org. For more information on how to join or volunteer, call 800-248-3355 or visit gswpa.org.
Blue Star Salute
The Somerset County Military Family Support Group (SCMFSG) is hosting a Blue Star Salute and Military Family Day event from 12-4 p.m. June 25, at The Puddle, 1337 Husband Road, Somerset. This event’s main feature will be a ceremony at 1:30 p.m. to recognize eligible Blue Star families from Somerset County with Blue Star banners. The event will also offer family friendly entertainment, kids activities, a chicken barbecue fundraiser, and networking with organizations that serve service members, families, and veterans in our county. They are still accepting organizations to participate as vendors as well as Blue Star family members to receive banners. Eligible Blue Star family members include the wife, husband, mother, father, stepfather/stepmother, parent through adoption, foster parents, children, stepchildren, children through adoption, siblings and half-siblings of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States. To participate as an organization, as a recipient of a banner, or to reserve chicken, call 724-689-3849, email [email protected], or message the group on Facebook.
Trivia Night at Meyersdale Post 112 American Legion, 413 Grant St., Meyersdale, is the last Wednesday of every month for four rounds of competitive trivia, starting at 6:30 p.m. June 29. Each night will be a different theme. The first Trivia Night will be general trivia. Teams welcomed with up to six individuals per team. No entry fee. Group prize awarded to the first place team. Limited menu available: hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries and pizza.
Golf outing to benefit Tunnel to Towers
The first golf outing to benefit Tunnel to Towers Foundation, swing for the vets and first responders, is 10 a.m. July 2, at Northwinds and Northwinds Peninsula (Arnold Palmer’s first designed course). Four person scramble shotgun start includes meal and prizes. Hollern Insurance of Windber $10,000 hole-in-one challenge on a par 3 hole at each course. For more information, contact Andy Grieco at 814-525-4976 or email [email protected] or Northwinds course at 814-754-4653 and Northwinds Peninsula at 814-754-3461.
Allied Artists Summer Show
Allied Artists of Johnstown has more than 100 members from around the region. Show is July 8 to Aug. 26, at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown. Opening reception is 5-7 p.m. July 8. Entries range from detailed, realistic portraiture, larger-than-life installations, pencil drawings to digitally manipulated photographs. www.johnstownart.com.
Berlin Brothersvalley High School Class of 1972
The Berlin Brothersvalley High School Class of 1972 50th year class reunion is July 9, at the Berlin Veterans Home, 419 Meadow St., Berlin. Social hour is at 5 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m.
A reunion of related descendants of Philip Burbach/Poorbaugh, (Ca 1750-1812), will be held July 10, at the Mt. Olivet Church grove in Northampton Township, 9 miles south of Berlin, off LR2020. This is a continuation of the Poorbaugh/Purbaugh/ Burbach reunion which held its 66th reunion in 2019. The first reunion of the association was in 1952. All Poor/Pur/Bur ‘baugh/’bach relatives are invited. Lunch will be at 1 p.m. Ham, chicken and hot and cold beverages will be provided. Participants should bring their own place settings and a favorite dish and/or dessert to share. Program: a genealogy Q&A and shared remembrances. A tour of founding father Philip’s gravesite and surrounding (originally Poorbaugh) lands will be available for those who wish. For more information call 814-571-6265 or email [email protected]
Pittsburgh Zoo Safari
Somerset County’s 14th annual Pittsburgh Zoo Safari is from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 12. Wristbands available while supplies last at: Somerset County Chamber of Commerce, 601 N. Center Ave., Somerset, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 814-445-6431; or Somerset Trust Co., Somerset County branches only in the lobby, 814-443-9200. For charter bus transportation, contact McIlwain Charters Inc. at 814-288-2287. Buses depart from Lodestar, Eisenhower Boulevard, at 7:30 a.m., and Georgian Place, Somerset, at 8 a.m. Buses depart the zoo at 3:30 p.m.