Beauty Slap

Pittsburgh-based Beauty Slap with special guest Afro N'At will be featured during Johnstown Funk Fest on Saturday at Peoples Natural Gas Park in downtown Johnstown. Gates open at 6 p.m., with Afro N'At performing at 7 and Beauty Slap taking the stage at 9. Johnstown Funk Fest is the second event in the free Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Concert Series.

Get funky

Johnstown Funk Fest, presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, will be held Saturday at Peoples Natural Gas Park, 90 Johns St., downtown Johns-town. Gates open at 6 p.m., with Afro N’At performing at 7 and Beauty Slap taking the stage at 9.

There is no fee to attend.

Information: 814-539-1889 or

Lots of laughs

The Stone Bridge Players will present Ray Cooney’s farce “Quartermaine’s Terms” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and July 6, 10 and 11 at Johnstown Flood Museum, 304 Washington St., downtown Johnstown.

The theater company will also stage “It Runs in the Family” at 7 p.m. July 5, 12 and 13.

Tickets: $22.

Information: 814-539-1889 or

Working town

The temporary exhibit “Johnstown: Where We Work” will open Friday in the second floor galleries at Heritage Discovery Center, 201 Sixth Ave., Cambria City, Johnstown.

Cost: $9 for adults and $7 for seniors and students.

Information: 814-539-1889 or

Modern love

The musical “Disenchanted” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Cresson Lake Playhouse, 279 Shapiro Road, Loretto.

Tickets: $15, $19, $23.

Information: 814-472-4333 or

Irish tunes

The musical “The Irish and How They Got That Way” will be presented at 2 and 8 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Mountain Playhouse, 7690 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown.

Tickets: $15 to $40.

Information: 814-629-9220 or

In bloom

The following events will be offered at Gallery on Gazebo, 140 Gazebo Place, downtown Johnstown:

• Central Park Revival will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.

Four accordion players will be in serenade mode in downtown.

• Alex Price will perform his special brand of music at 11 a.m. Saturday.

• Introduction to Flower Arranging with Mary Jo Gardill will be offered at 1 p.m. Saturday. Gardill will introduce attendees to the principles of flower design.

There is no fee to attend.

Information: 814-539-4345.

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.

Admission: $15.

Information: 814-623-7555.

Children’s program

Kids Crusade will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Life Church, 2400 Jackson Ave., Windber.

The KnightsLights will present “Christ ‘mas’ the Whole Year Through.”

Information: 814-467-8707.

Performance venue

As part of the Blues Gathering series, Black Cat Moan will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Venue of Merging Arts, 307 Chestnut St., Cambria City, Johnstown.

Admission: $8 for VIP members and $10 for general admission.

Information: 814-410-2245 or

Outdoor concerts

• The Birddoggs will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, followed by Crawdad Joe at 6 as part of the AmeriServ Free Summer Concert Series at Roxbury Bandshell, Franklin Street.


• Scottdale Area Concert 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.

• Denise Baldwin 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.

• “Muppets in Space” 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.

Lunchtime music

Sam Coco and Barry Poglein will perform at noon Tuesday in the gazebo in Central Park in downtown Johnstown as part of First Lutheran Church’s noon recital series.

Information: 814-536-7521.

Garden growing

Penn State Master Gardeners will present “Seeds” at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cambria County Library, 248 Main St., downtown Johnstown.

There is no fee.

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

Fireworks shows

The following are fireworks displays in the region in celebration of Independence Day:

• The Galleria, 500 Galleria Drive, Richland Township, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

• Blair County Ballpark, 1000 Park Ave., Altoona, Thursday, after the 7 p.m. Curve game.

• DelGrosso Amusement Park, Tipton, 10 p.m. Thursday.

• Central Pennsylvania Fourth Fest, Bryce Jordan Center, State College, 9:15 p.m. Thursday.

• Idlewild & SoakZone, Route 30 East, Ligonier, 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

• Lakemont Park, 700 Park Ave., Altoona, 10 p.m. Thursday.

Fourth celebration

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra’s Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks Spectacular will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Sargent’s Stadium at the Point in downtown Johnstown.

Admission: Free.

Information: 814-535-6738 or

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