Thunder in the Valley

There will be plenty to see and do during Thunder in the Valley in downtown Johnstown through Sunday, June 23, 2019. The 22nd annual motorcycle rally will offer food, vendors, demonstrations and entertainment.

Ready to rumble

The 22nd annual Thunder in the Valley motorcycle rally is rumbling in the area.

The event will continue through Sunday in downtown Johnstown.

Peoples Natural Gas Park, Central Park, Biker Mall and the Train Station will have live musical entertainment with bands playing rock ’n’ roll, oldies, country and blues.

The Grand Thunder Parade will roll down Main Street at noon Saturday.

There also will be food and merchandise vendors.

Information: 814-536-7993, 800-237-8590 or

Stinkin’ good time

Thunder Garlic Festival will be held from noon to 7 p.m Friday at Faranda’s Farm, 1171 Penn Ave., Hollsopple.

The event will include chef demonstrations at 1 and 4 p.m., workshops on garlic and mushrooms, vendors and musical entertainment.

Cost: $5.

Information: 814-479-7109 or

Modern love

The musical “Disenchanted” will be presented through June 29 at Cresson Lake Playhouse, 279 Shapiro Road, Loretto.

Curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets: $15, $19, $23.

Information: 814-472-4333 or

Irish tunes

The musical “The Irish and How They Got That Way” will be presented through June 30 at Mountain Playhouse, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

Curtain times are 7 p.m. Tuesday, 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, 2 p.m. Thursday, 2 p.m. Fridays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets: $15 to $40.

Information: 814-629-9220 or

Live theater

Bedford County Players will present Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Chestnut Ridge Middle School, 3281 Valley Road, Fishertown.

Additional shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. June 28 and 29 and 3 p.m. June 30.

Admission: $15.

Information: 814-623-7555.

Drink up

Pennsylvania Beer Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, 777 Water Wheel Drive, Champion.

More than 50 breweries will be in attendance, offering complimentary samples of more than 100 beers.

The event will include beer seminars, musical entertainment and craft vendors.

Tickets are $55.

Information: 800-452-2223 or

Talent night

An open mic night will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Off Pitt Street Theater Co., 110 W. Pitt St., Bedford.

The event will feature musicians, bands, spoken-word artists, comedians, poets and storytellers.

Performers can choose a time-slot on a first-come, first-served basis.

Admission is $5.

Information: 814-310-1987.

Outdoor concerts

• Mike and Nudy will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, followed by The Wednesdays at 6 as part of the AmeriServ Free Summer Concert Series at Roxbury Bandshell, Franklin Street in the Roxbury section of Johnstown.


• Allegheny Brass Band will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Diamond Park Bandstand in Ligonier as part of the summer band concert series.

There is no admission fee.

• Civic Band will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday as part of the Concerts on the Green series at Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Westmont.

Admission is free.

Library happenings

The following events are happening at the Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown:

• Summer Quest Reading Program “A Universe of Stories” will run through July 23.

• Summer Feeding Program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through Aug. 9 for children up to 18 years of age. No paperwork is required.

• “Space Buddies” will be shown at 1 p.m. Monday as part of Family Movie Afternoons. A free lunch will be offered from noon to 1 p.m.

• Lego Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The club is for children 6 to 12 years old. There is no cost to attend.

Information: 814-536-5131, ext. 205.

Unplugged show

CLP Unplugged will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Cresson Lake Playhouse, 279 Shapiro Road, Loretto.

Each concert features a variety of musicians performing different songs and styles of music.

Tickets: $12.

Information: 814-472-4333 or

Garden growing

Penn State Master Gardeners will host “Mints in the Garden” at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

Participants will learn to tame those bullies in the garden – mints.

There is no fee.

Information: 814-536-5131, ext. 212.

Park happening

Evening on the Lake: “The Appalachians Mountains” and the Summit: “A Perfect Place for a Resort” will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday at South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club House, St. Michael.

Park  Ranger Melinda Kuzminsky will present the programs.

There is no fee to attend. Reservations are requested by calling 814-886-6170.

Lots of laughs

The Stone Bridge Players will present Ray Cooney’s farce “It Runs in the Family” at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Johnstown Flood Museum, 304 Washington St., downtown Johnstown.

Tickets: $22.

Information: 814-539-1889 or

Nutrition workshop

Health coach Bronwyn Katdare will present “DIY Beauty and Personal Hygiene Products” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Portage Public Library, 704 Main St.

The talk will focus on products that people can make inexpensively at home to decrease toxin loads.

Admission: Free.

Information: 814-736-4340.

Nature’s beauty

“Dandelions & Weeds & Things,” an exhibition by S. Scott Steberger, is on display through August in the Wolf Kuhn Gallery at Mount Aloysius College, Cresson.

Admission: Free.

Information: 814-886-4131 or 814-886-6327.

Floral designs

“Tutti Fiori” will be on display through Aug. 12 at Gallery on Gazebo, 140 Gazebo Place, downtown Johnstown.

The exhibit features original floral work from artists, florists and craftsmen.

Admission: Free.

Information: 814-539-4345.

Kelly Urban is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. She can be reached at (814) 532-5073. Follow her on Twitter @KellyUrban25.