Tickets are available for the Hilltop Block Party, a Westmont Hilltop area community event with music, food, raffles and more. Attendants must be 21 or older. The party, organized by West Hills Community Team, is to be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Grove, 1000 Edgehill Drive, Johnstown. Tickets can be purchased at the Grove or by calling 814-255-8943.
Calvary United Methodist Church is having a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 6 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 and 8. The church is located at 1800 Stockholm Ave. in Windber.
A Meet the Artist event with Donna Whitford Housel is planned at the Community Arts Center of Cambria County. The event will be held during a opening reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 7. An exhibition is scheduled for June 7 to 29. Center hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
Masquerade Jewelry & Accessories will be for sale inside the Arcadia Theater during Windber Miners’ Day Festival on June 15 and 16. Doors open at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Arcadia Theater. Find more info at: arcadiatheaterguild.webs.com.
Those in the Moxham area of Johnstown now can shop at a farmer's market, to be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. every Thursday at the Grove Avenue United Methodist Church parking lot near the intersection of Grove Avenue and Ohio Street in Moxham.
Resurrection Parish in Johnstown is holding a new event, Groovin’ at the Grove, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 8 at the Resurrection Picnic Grove at 926 Cooper Ave. in Tanneryville. The event features Tom Watt, “The Buffetman.” Call 814-539-5788 for more information.
Resurrection Parish also is hosting their fourth annual Parish Summer Festival on June 9 at the picnic grove in Tanneryville. The festival begins at 10:30 a.m. with an outdoor Mass. Music and ethnic food are planned until 9 p.m. Call 814-539-5788 for more information.
The 3rd annual 5K/Fun Walk FOR VETS is planned for June 29th. Preregistration begins at 8 a.m. Event begins at 9 a.m. All proceeds benefit Veterans Community Initiatives. For further information, call 814-254-4441 or visit facebook.com/5kforvets.
An event to highlight crafts of regional artists will be held June 8 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center in Johnstown’s Cambria City section. Crafts of Regional Artists features selections from Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art permanent collection. The exhibit will be on display until June 27, with an opening reception June 8. The opening will be followed by a no-cost Folk Arts Workshop from 4 p.m. to 5p.m. Workshop participants will meet with other artists. Topics to be covered include the State Apprenticeship program, professional development and technical support and the Bottle Works online roster. To register, contact Bottle Works at 814-536-5399.
The Dillweed Bed & Breakfast in Dilltown is hosting the 15th annual Pick-A-Dilly Herb Faire from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8th. Admission is free and open to the public. The festival is co-sponsored by The Herb Study Group of Indiana County. New to the festival this year will be food vendors selling breakfast and luncheon sandwiches, delicious pesto pizza, and kettle corn. Dillweed will also welcome new artisans featuring original photography, local fresh raw honey, handmade beeswax products, hand carved wood items for the home, all natural gourmet herb vinegars, spice blends & dipping oils, lavender sugar, and herb bean soups. Returning artisans include original botanical artwork, herb teas, hand poured soap products, copper items, jewelry, and other garden inspired specialties. New to the festival this year will be food vendors selling breakfast and luncheon sandwiches, delicious pesto pizza, and kettle corn. Dillweed will also welcome new artisans featuring original photography, local fresh raw honey, handmade beeswax products, hand carved wood items for the home, all natural gourmet herb vinegars, spice blends & dipping oils, lavender sugar, and herb bean soups. Returning artisans include original botanical artwork, herb teas, hand poured soap products, copper items, jewelry, and other garden inspired specialties. The Herb Study Group will be presenting three free seminars during the event: “The International Herb of the Year,” “An Introduction to Foraging” and “Building your own Earth-Filled Box.” For additional information, directions or questions, call 814-446-6465.
The organization Lift Johnstown will present current collaborative initiatives for 2013 on June 11th at Jake's Grill and Pub in the Galleria Mall in Richland Township. This presentation is set for 3:30 p.m. and will be followed by a Green Drinks event. Green Drinks is an informal network and national program that provides social opportunities for networking by people and organizations interested in the environment, sustainable development and environmental and outdoor recreation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to RSVP.
The Cambria County Fair office is hosting its second Annual Pet Extravaganza from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 9. Pet owners can preregister from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at the Fair office the week preceeding the event, or register between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. the day of the event. A Pet Parade begins at 1 p.m., followed by a costume contest. Games inlcude a box maze for rodents as well as games designed for dogs, plus a pet and pet owner combination contest for cats. The show also will be open to reptiles in the fairground’s agriculture building. Reptiles should be caged or in a tank with an information card. Prizes also will be awarded. For further information, call 814-472-7491. Proceeds go to help cover costs of fairground maintenance and upkeep.
The Greater Johnstown Community YMCA is hosting a communitywide fundraising campaign celebration June 15. The event includes refreshments, music and activities for kids. The organization has received more than $450,000 in pledges to date in its effort to raise money to repair and improve the building. Attendants also can be part of the human YMCA logo. For more information, call 814-535-8381 or email email@example.com.
The fourth annual ACRP Olympic Challenge will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 15 at the organization’s Recreation Park at Rear 34 Knox Street in Johnstown. Teams will compete in 12 events, including horse shoes, corn hole, washer toss, three-point shoot-out, volleyball, water balloon toss, Nintendo Wii bowling and more. Six members are needed to form a team and at least one member must of the opposite sex. Each team member is to receive a shirt, plus lunch, dinner and adult beverages. Proceeds from the event go toward developing a youth play area for autistic children at the Recreation Park site. For information, call 814-536-5611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bikers Helping Kids Foundation is preparing for a motorcycle run and related events to raise money for Anthony Clark, a 3-year-old fighting leukemia. There is a preregistration party set for July 26 at the Alley Sports Bar, 7648 Lincoln Highway, Central City. Registration will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A party follows with live music by the bands “Clay Pigeons” and “Live Wire.” A sign-up for the bike run is to be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. July 27 at the Alley. Riders leave at 1 p.m. after a bikers’ blessing. A swap meet also is planned for the event, with vendors selling everything from Pampered Chef items to motorcycle parts. Organizers still are looking for additional vendors. For more information on tickets or participation, call 814-233-7840 or email email@example.com. Further information also is available at bikershelpingkids.com.
Children ages 4 to 11 are invited to attend a Sonwest Roundup Vacation Bible School at St. Benedict School at 2306 Bedford Street in Johnstown. The five-day vacation Bible school is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from June 10 to 14. To register, call 814-266-9718, ext. 501.