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Festivals, concerts, picnics, camps, fairs all on tap for August

May 28, 2023

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Reserved seats for the Somerset Golden Eagle 2023 football season went on sale Aug. 1, in the athletic office of the Somerset Area School District. Lifetime Senior Citizen passes are available to anyone aged 62 and older and are good for all regular season home events. To obtain a pass, participant must reside in the Somerset Area School District. Lifetime Military Passes are available to anyone who served or is currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. The pass entitles the holder to admission to all regular season home events. To obtain a pass, participant must reside in the Somerset Area School District and have proof of service.

Dunkin' of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania launching community give-back program Dunkin’ Brew Crew: Top Pours Under 34 Program to recognize individuals between the ages of 18 and 34 who make or have made an impact in their communities through their contributions and entrepreneurial activities. Through Oct. 28, nominate a deserving member of the community for a chance to receive Free Coffee for a Year and a $1,000 grant toward their initiatives by visiting dunkinbrewcrew.com and follow the instructions to complete the registration form. Twenty grand prize winners in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania will be selected to receive Free Coffee for a Year and a $1,000 grant toward their initiatives. To participate, guests will craft an essay of 500 words or less, expressing why they believe their nominee deserves the Dunkin’ Brew Crew Award. The winners will be selected based on the nominee’s contributions to their community, accomplishments, and why they deserve to be recognized as a changemaker.

Windber Library's summer programming options include: Story Time and Craft (summer themes) ― Aug. 2 and 9, at 11 a.m. Genealogy Class ― Aug. 2 3-4 p.m. Lego Club ― Wednesdays 3-4 p.m.

Confluence Creative Arts Center has activities planned for the summer months. Summer Sessions of Yoga with Brynn 6 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays: Aug. 2, Aug. 9. Aug. 5: Art in the Park & Big George W. Lantern Parade. Celebrate Confluence's 150th anniversary with a day of hands-on art activities for all ages and abilities 11 a.m. to dark. Lots of family-friendly art stations, music, and more. Everyone is invited to follow a Giant George Washington parade puppet on a lantern parade at dusk to view the fireworks over the Turkeyfoot Point. Three Chords and Be There! Jam and Folk Sing, 6:30-8:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Aug. 17. Bring your voice, your ukulele, your guitar (all acoustic instruments welcome), and your enthusiasm for a foot-tapping evening of singing and playing. Each Jam and Folk Sing will have a theme. If you want, bring along a couple of tunes or songs that you might want to do with the groups. August ― Silly Songs. Silent Mediation Judd Evans will guide a quiet Shambhala session for calm and peaceful thinking last Thursday of each month, Aug. 24 6:30-8 p.m.

The Allegany Arts Council lineup for the 2023 Levitt AMP Cumberland Music Series on the Festival Grounds at Canal Place, Cumberland, Maryland, at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday, through Aug. 3. Performances will be family-friendly and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets, and food and beverages to enjoy the show. Concerts are free. The concert schedule is: Aug. 3: Jessica Lynn.

The Allied Artists of Johnstown 2023 Summer Exhibition, Aug. 4-31, at the Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Boulevard, Johnstown. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Aug. 4. Awards given.

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The 22nd annual Stoystown Lions, in conjunction with Laurel Highlands Antique Power Club, Antique Tractor Festival, Aug. 3-6, along Route 30 at Stoystown Lions Park, 359 North Club Road. All proceeds benefit the Stoystown Lions Club community projects. Food, tractor parades, weight pulls, garden tractor pulls, kids pedal power pulls, tractor rides, vendor and flea market area, Roof Garden Tractor Buddies, community church service and chicken barbecue. Camping space available on a first come, first served basis. Somerset County Community Band concert. For information call 814-341-9593 after 5 p.m., [email protected], www.stoystownlions.org.

Healthy and free meals for all youth, ages 18 and under, noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, through Aug. 22, at the Meyersdale Fuller Playground, 275 Grant St., Meyersdale; breakfast 8:30-9:30 a.m. and lunch 11 a.m. to noon, until Aug. 3, at Windber Area High School, 2301 Graham Ave., Windber. No cost or sign-up required. Grab and Go meals ― multiple days of breakfast and lunch included. For information on additional sites throughout the county, go to pittsburghfoodbank.org/summer, call 2-1-1 or text "FOOD" to 304-304.

Ebensburg’s Concerts in the Park series will continue this year, from 6-9 p.m. at Penn Eben Park, 227 West High St. In addition to Penn Eben parking lot, the 100 block of north Julian Street will be closed so that attendees have even more room to spread out. This year’s line-up includes concerts with new and returning bands, featuring all different types of music. The schedule is: Aug. 4 ― The Moore Brothers; Aug. 11 ― Amber Marie; Aug. 18 ― Smooth Sound Band; Aug. 25 ― Somebody to Love. www.ebensburgmainstreet.com or the Ebensburg Borough & Community Events Facebook page or call the Ebensburg Borough office at 814-472-8414.

The Somerset County Community Band concert schedule for the summer: Aug. 4 6 p.m. Stoystown Lions Festival at Lions Park; Aug. 5 noon Confluence 150 celebration in the park; Aug. 19 5:30 p.m. Hidden Valley Homeowners; Aug. 26 5 p.m. Springs Ice Cream Social at the Festival Grounds; Sept. 2 noon Kingwood Picnic IOOF Grove.

The Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber 37th annual Spirit Classic is Aug. 4, at the Windber Country Club. Shot-gun start at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Scramble format). Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Buffet style dinner and awards at 5:30 p.m.

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The Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department annual Shanksville Community Picnic is Aug. 4-5. Aug. 4 food and games open at 4 p.m. Main Street Parade 6 p.m. Bon Journey concert 7-9:30 p.m. at the Bandstand Amphitheater. Bring your chair or blanket. Refreshments by Forbes Trail Brewing. Aug. 5 food and games open at 11 a.m. barbecue chicken, sides, fresh-cut fries, popcorn chicken, burgers, dogs, drinks, pie and ice cream. Huge basket raffle, gun raffle, chuck-a-luck, fire truck tours, dunk tank, new games. Horseshoe and cornhole, helicopter tour, mechanical pig race, dime toss, duck pond and giant bouncy race. Dimwit concert 7-10 p.m. All proceeds benefit the fire department's service to the community. Shanksville-Stonycreek graduating classes of 1960-70 will hold one big reunion at the picnic starting at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Confluence Creative Arts Center Eco-Art Day Camps include Art in the Park and Confluence 150th Aug. 5. Dropoff and pickup at Confluence Creatives Arts Center, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for ages 7 to 14. Bring bag lunch except on Tuesday and Friday. For more information, info@ConfluenceCreativeArtsCenter or 814-395-3575. Register and pay online at www.confluencecreativesarts.org or send payment and registration form to CCAC, 237 Old Farm Road, Confluence, PA 15424.

The Boswell Churches will be hosting the annual Street Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5, at the Boswell Fireman's Grove, 201 Hower Ave., Boswell. The event is free other than the food. All food proceeds go back into community organizations. There will be hot sausage sandwiches, pigs in the blanket, haluski, hot dogs, walking tacos, pulled pork sandwiches and other foods and desserts. There is also a car show, live music and children's activities. The event will be held rain or shine.

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Confluence is celebrating 150 years, 1873-2023, 11 a.m. to dusk Aug. 5, in Park Square. Music, theater, history, food and fireworks. Bring the family and spend the day celebrating the rich history. Confluence150.org.

The Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society 260th Anniversary Reenactment 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, Aug. 5-6, to commemorate the 1763 Battle of Bush Run, the pivotal 2-day battle in Pontiac's War between a coalition of Native Americans and British colonial forces. Re-enactors and living historians will portray the battle in force-on-force demonstrations, simulating volleys of musket fire and tactical movement on the battlefield. Some 18th century vendors and educators, referred to as sutlers, will be on site. Bushy Run will be operating a concession stand with food and drinks for sale. Bushy Run is at 2513 Bushy Run Road, Jeannette. bushyrunbattlefield.com. 724-527-5584.

More than 130 vendors with all kinds of fresh picked produce, a wide variety of flowers, straight from the farm beef, poultry and eggs, specialty breads, pastries and hot cooked foods, honey and maple syrup, handmade crafts and much more. Saturday Market ― Ligonier Country Market, 110 Andi Lane, Ligonier; Thursday Market ― 123 W. Main St., Ligonier. There is a different special guest every week. Aug. 5: Concordia Home Health of Bethlen. Bethlen’s Home Health helps you get better, regain your independence, and become as self-sufficient as possible. Health medical, physical, and care management services are available 7 days a week. Market Sprouts Walking Tacos & Craft Bow-Tie Butterflies. Visit Chef Beth at the children’s garden while she makes custom walking tacos for you. While your taco is cooking, make the most requested craft the year. Let’s glue our pasta butterflies down.

The Light Team, a nondenominational nonprofit organization, is calling out to the local community to join them on "Jesus Day 2" at 6 p.m. Aug. 5, at the Paul E. Fuller Playground in Meyersdale, to sing, worship, and exalt the name of Jesus. The theme this year is "O for a thousand tongues to sing and pray!" The service will end with a bonfire prayer rally for revival. Bring a chair.

Continuing the 2023 season, Music at Penn Alps presents the West Virginia Brass Quintet at 7 p.m. Aug. 5, at the Village Church in Spruce Forest, Grantsville, Maryland. Tickets may be bought at the door, in the Penn Alps Gift Shop, or at https://www.musicatpennalps.org/tickets/. The church is handicapped-accessible. The West Virginia Brass Quintet’s repertoire spans five centuries of music, from Renaissance and Baroque to Contemporary to Dixieland Jazz with an emphasis on traditional American music.

The Community Arts Center of Cambria County (CACCC) will begin its first summer of Monday Movies on the Amphitheatre. Popcorn, snacks and refreshments will be available for an affordable price. All movies begin at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7 Labyrinth (1986). A teen must rescue her baby brother from the Goblin King by solving his labyrinth. Aug. 14 Aladdin-animated (1992). Energetic musical based on the "Arabian Nights" tale. It's the story of a street urchin who discovers a magic lamp. Chairs provided or bring your own. All movies will be outdoors on CACCC’s amphitheatre, 1217 Menoher Boulevard, Johnstown. In case of inclement weather, movies will be moved indoors to the M. Josephine Paul Family Museum.

The Maple City Farmers' Market is the second Wednesday of the month, through September, from 4-7 p.m. at uptown Meyersdale on the corner of Main and Center streets. Aug. 9, Sept. 13. Live music in the gazbo.

Patriot Park, honoring those who fought the global war on terrorism fundraising dinner is 6 p.m. Aug. 10, at Friesland Event Center, 2536 Ridge Road, Hooversville. Guest speaker will be Rocky Bleier, Bronze Star and Purple Heart recipient, and four-time Super Bowl champion. For tickets, visit www.patriotparkfoundation.org or call Randy at 814-233-0351.

Kauffman TriState Relief Sale will be held Aug. 11-12 at Kauffman Mennonite Church, Davidsville.

The SCI-Somerset 5th annual Sgt. Mark Baserman Memorial Golf Tournament is Aug. 11, at the Windber Country Club. Proceeds will be donated to the Sgt. Baserman Scholarship Fund at UPJ. Four-person scramble. Shotgun start at 1 p.m. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Price includes green fees, cart, give-aways, skill prizes, two adult beverage coupons, lunch and dinner.

Portage Area Summerfest is Aug 11-13, at Crichton McCormick Park. Two stages with live music, crafts, food and business vendors, bingo, kids area, basket raffle, 50/50 drawings, games, and K9 dog demonstration. Parade 2 p.m. Saturday. Friday: Beatlemania Magic, A Tribute to the Beatles, The Platelets. Saturday: The Home Depot Kids Workshop 2-6 p.m.; Intermediate Unit 8 STEM games and robots 2-6 p.m.; Tuner Cars, Trucks & Motorcycle Show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Kelly Hylton (Elvis Presley impersonator), Giants of Science, Shades of June, The Frick Brothers, Long Road Home, Jimmy Mowery (The Voice TV show 2019 contestant). Sunday: Antique & Classic Car & Motorcycle Cruise 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Felix & The Hurricanes, Three of Hearts, Jim Koban, UB the DJ, Bazooka Joe Acoustic, Freebird ― Lynrd Skynyrd Tribute Band.

The Angels of East Africa, 15th annual Thunder in the City event starts at 10 a.m. each day, Aug. 11-13. Angels of East Africa, 7368 Lincoln Highway, Central City, is a nonprofit charity started by the Machine Gun Preacher Sam Childers who has been rescuing children out of war zones in Eastern Africa for more than 25 years. The motorcycle rally and charity event is centered right off Route 30 near Central City, and the surrounding Somerset area. Sign in at 11 a.m. and kickstands up at 12.30 p.m. Cost includes lunch, with soda or coffee and evening dinner on return from ride. Proceeds raised are going to Angels of East to house, clothe, feed and educate children who have come out of a war zone areas in Eastern Africa. Vendors, flea market, live musical entertainment from Australia country rock legend, Steve Grace and Aaron Partridge, special guest celebrities, motorcycle high wire act, axe throwing, inflatables for children and adults, brewery, wine tasting, pony rides, tattoos, piercings, mechanical bull, face painting, rock climbing wall, animal show and more. At 10 a.m. Sunday, Childers will share his story about how God got a hold of him and took him to East Africa to save and rescue thousands of children.

The American Red Cross blood drive Aug. 11, at St. Therese of the Child Jesus, 536 Decker Ave., Johnstown, is in honor of Dan Hutchison, a dedicated blood donor for years until he found himself in need of lifesaving donations as he suffers from blood loss and other medical conditions. In his lifetime, Hutchison donated approximately three gallons of blood to help patients in need, and he has received nearly 30 units of blood through transfusions during his medical treatments. Hutchison encourages the Johnstown community to give to ensure blood is on the shelves for patients like him. The goal is to collect 22 units of blood at this drive. To make an appointment to give blood at this drive, visit RedCrossBlood.org and use sponsor code STTHERESE, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Antiques, Artisans and Ales, Somerset's annual antique show with a twist, is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 12, on the streets of Uptown Somerset. In addition to the antiques, collectibles and primitives, it will spice things up with local ales and spirits, live music in Trinity Park and juried artists. Antique and Classic Car Show is 12-2 p.m., in the Somerset Trust Co. parking lot, 151 W. Main St., Somerset. 814-445-6431, [email protected].

Farm-to-table foodies and music fans annual picnic-style Harvest Market Dinner and Dance will be held outdoors from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 12, on the market grounds at the LWA Farm, located just off West Main Street, Springer Road, and Route 30 in Ligonier Township. Co-sponsored by the Ligonier Country Market (LCM) and Loyalhanna Watershed Association (LWA). Laurel Highlands residents and visitors can purchase a wide, a la carte selection of locally prepared foods and beverages that LCM vendors will create to celebrate the farm-to-table lifestyle, which supports local farmers and food producers. A highlight of this year’s event will be music by Bon Journey, an acclaimed Pittsburgh-area and national musical act paying tribute to the songs of renowned rock bands Journey and Bon Jovi. Tickets and parking can be purchased online only through Eventbrite at https://harvestmarket2023.eventbrite.com or they can stop by the red, information tent at the Ligonier Country Market. A limited number of dinner party canopy set-ups are available for groups of eight people for an additional donation. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Event-goers are asked to bring their own chairs, tables, canopies, or picnic blankets for a comfortable experience. All proceeds will benefit the LWA’s free community education programs, which include ongoing environmental education lessons and activities for local students. Attendees can purchase their meals at the event from any of the numerous LCM vendors who will be onsite and serving food and drinks. Diners also will have a chance to win raffle prizes made and donated by LCM vendors. The annual butterfly release sponsored by Donna Tidwell also will occur. For more information, call the LWA office at 724-238-7560, ext. 1#, or send an email to [email protected].

"The Golden Girls Say I Do," presented by Iron Bridge Dinner Theatre is 7 p.m. Aug. 12, in the M. Josephine Paul Family Museum on the first floor of Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Boulevard, in the Westmont section of Johnstown. Join the fabulous four as they race the clock to see who will be the first to say those ever popular words. Dorothy, Sophia, Blanche and Rose are all realizing life is too short, but which one of these will make it through to the finish line and say "I Do" in the dating game. In this interactive comedy show, audiences will enjoy participating in the dating, courting and proposal process. Tickets come with refreshments and assorted desserts during the show. It will include gluten-free and dairy-free dessert options. This production is BYOB. Tickets may be purchased online at caccc.org, or by calling 814-255-6515.

Bingo in memory of Stephen Deal, benefits the Meyersdale FFA, Aug. 12, at the Meyersdale American Legion. Doors open at noon. Early bird games start at 1 p.m. Regular bingo games start at 2 p.m. Food and drink available for purchase, raffle baskets and 50/50. Only 200 tickets available for sale.

Milford Church will host its annual picnic from 3:30-7 p.m. Aug. 12, at the church grove. The meal will feature hot roast beef sandwiches, mashed potatoes, filling and gravy. Hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, desserts and ice cream also available. There will be entertainment between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Groups include three A’s and a J (vocal group), Dennis Wright (piano selections), Heart & Soul (barbershop quartet) and Just Friends (autoharp/guitar/mandolin/harmonica). There will be activities for the children also. The church is at 368 Bando Road, Somerset, just off the Water Level Road between Somerset and Rockwood.

The Hanna’s Town Antiques & Collectors Market is held the second Sunday of each month through October. The gate opens at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, and the market continues through early afternoon, although some vendors are set up by 1 p.m. Saturday and sell that afternoon. There is parking on site. Future dates for 2023 are Aug. 13, Sept. 10, and Oct. 8. Proceeds benefit the Westmoreland Historical Society’s education and preservation projects at Historic Hanna’s Town, a Revolutionary War period settlement and site of the first English courts west of the Allegheny Mountains. Historic Hanna’s Town is at 809 Forbes Trail Road, Greensburg. For additional information, call 724-836-1800 or visit www.westmorelandhistory.org.

The Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department 6th annual Car Show is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 13, at the Salisbury fire hall, 385 Ord St., Salisbury. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Must be registered by 1 p.m. to be judged. Classes will include cars, trucks, motorcycles, semi trucks and tractors. Trophies for first place. Plaques for second place and dash plaques for first 100 vehicles. Chicken dinner starts at 11 a.m.

Meyersdale Salisbury Berlin Relay For Life Cash Bingo is at 2 p.m. Aug. 13, at the Meyersdale Elks, 327 Dale St., Meyersdale. Doors open at 12 p.m. Early birds at 1 p.m. Six paper cards per game. Basket raffle, 50/50 and concession stand.

Burg Bingo at the Wellersburg Firehall is Aug. 13. Doors open at 12 p.m. Games start at 1 p.m. Concessions available for purchase.

The Somerset Night Out, open to all Somerset County residents, is 6 p.m. Aug. 15, at the Union Street Playground. Food, drinks, parade, face painting, K-9 demonstration, fire department display and demonstrations, Bounce House and more.

Learn some Meyersdale history, as Meyersdale Public Library Archivist Jennifer Hurl and Foy family historian Randall Frye lead a tour Aug. 16, of the historical Olinger/Foy home at 125 Broadway St., built in 1869-'70 by John M. Olinger (grandson of 1776 original area settler John Olinger) and later owned by Col. George L. Foy. Learn about the individuals who have resided inside. Some of Colonel Foy's paintings will be on display. This event is hosted by current owners Vickie and Gene Brown, to benefit the library and its patrons, prior to the home changing hands. Afternoon and evening tours will be offered, with freewill donations being accepted. Visit the library's website (meyersdalelibrary.org) for more details. Call Jennifer at 814-634-0512 (menu option 2) between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to reserve a tour time.

The monthly Ligonier Night Market is around The Diamond and along Main Street in historic downtown Ligonier. Food products from more than 30 local farmers and food processors. Night Market added last year to sell their hand-made goods and products ― ranging from unique woodcrafts to original artwork and more. The Ligonier Country Market (LCM) and the Ligonier Valley Chamber of Commerce co-sponsor the Night Market, which will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month through September (Aug. 17, and Sept. 21). Musical entertainment schedule: artists will perform on the Diamond Park bandstand: Aug. 17: Detention; Sept. 21: Cashout. Books Come Alive ― a unique library-based outreach program that takes best loved children's books and turns them into 30-minute musicals designed to reach students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Performances to the Night Market Aug. 17 (The Velveteen Rabbit). The shows will start at 6 p.m. and will be held on the library’s outside patio. Adults should plan to stay with their children for the show. Registration is required and can be completed at ligonierlibrary.org. Visit ligoniercountrymarket.com, ligonier.com, or the LCM’s Facebook page.

The Learning Lamp and Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children, PennAEYC, launched a free summer professional development series. The monthly workshops take place through August via Zoom. The sessions meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. School-age professionals including child care staff, teachers, program directors and summer camp staff are encouraged to attend. To reserve a spot, visit https://www.thelearninglamp.org/events/. The series will offer an array of strategies to deliver high-quality summer camp sessions for preschool and school-age children. PQAS hours and/or Act 48 credits will be awarded to participants for each completed two-hour session. The monthly online workshop series includes: Aug. 17, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ― Let’s Get Moving! (K5 C1). These workshops will be led by instructors: Lorrie Hall, M.Ed., TA Coach, Community Connections for Children/ELRC 9 and 10. She is a veteran teacher, child care director, school-age specialist, instructor and coach. Karian Wise, M.Ed., Head of School for Early Learning, Carlow University Early Learning Center and Campus Laboratory School. She is a long-time early learning teacher, child care director, apprenticeship mentor and adjunct faculty member. https://www.thelearninglamp.org/events/.

State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Cambria/Somerset) and Seniors for Safe Driving are teaming up to host a Mature Driver Improvement Course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 17, at the Cresson Fire Hall, 223 Ashcroft Ave., Cresson. The course is designed for seniors aged 55 and older. Anyone interested in registering for the course may do so by either calling 1-800-559-4880 or going online to www.SeniorsForSafeDriving.com.

The Windber Municipal Authority Farmers Market runs from 4-8 p.m. every Wednesday, through Aug. 30, at Windber Recreation Park, 160 Recreation Road, Windber. The Fall Market is from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 20. For more information check out www.windberrec.com or call 814-467-6696.

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Visit Spring Farmers' Market, 1711 Springs Road, Springs, Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 23. Produce, antiques, flea market, flowers. Folk Festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6-7. Handmade gifts, music, Pennsylvania Dutch foods, demonstrations. A celebration of the arts, skills and labors of our forefathers. 814-662-2625. springspa.org.

SoCo Farmers Market at 243 W. Main St., Somerset. Runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 21.

The City of Johnstown, 1st Summit Bank, 1889 Jefferson Center for Population Health, United Way of the Laurel Highlands, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Farmers Market in Central Park, Johnstown, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday, through Sept. 29. Night market once a month, every second Thursday through September. Live entertainment will be featured at all night markets. Access to locally sourced produce, artisan made goods and ready to eat foods. The SNAP program will be part of this market season.

The annual Somerset County Fair is Aug. 17-26, at the Somerset County Fairgrounds, Meyersdale. Market animal shows, truck and tractor pulls, rodeo, exhibits, food, entertainment.

The Rockwood Volunteer Fire Department 11th annual Benefit Golf Scramble is Aug. 19, at Oakbrook Golf Course. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. First, second and third place winners will receive a foursome of golf to a premier golf destination.

Laurel Highlands Historical Village has received food and other items, in supporting veterans in need. For those who are a veterans and or a family of a veteran and need extra food, contact the office at 814-241-6123. LHHV at this time also has specific request, as they are seeking small kitchen appliances, women’s makeup and small air conditioners. If you have any items new or used, call the office at 814-241-6123.

The Meyersdale softball team is fundraising for a spring training trip and softball equipment related expenses. Scramble is Aug. 19, at Middlecreek Golf Course, Rockwood. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. Event will include 18 hole best ball golf scramble, closest to pin, long drive and putting contests, cash prizes, food and beverages. Call Tim Miller to register at 814-279-4602 or [email protected]. Limited to 16 teams.

Plein Air Paint Out at Spruce Forest Artisan Village is Aug. 19. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at the Village chapel. Participants may paint until 3:30 p.m. Judging starts at 4 p.m. Open to all ages and types of artist mediums. Awards include: Best of Show, Most Creative, Best Character of the Village, and Best of Show under 12 years old. Call 814-233-3262 for more information.

The Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival is Aug. 19-20 at the Laurel Hill State Park Complex. The music runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. Sunday at 8:30 a.m. is the Mountain Laurel 5K Run/Walk, 10 a.m. church service on the Main Stage, music from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Somerset Jaycees Punt, Pass and Kick is Aug. 19, at the Somerset football field. Sign up is 8:30 a.m. Kick-off at 9 a.m. For ages 8-15 as of Dec. 31. Cleats permitted.

The annual Rockwood Legion Riders Post 279 benefit ride is Aug. 19. Starts at Rockwood Fire hall parking lot, 630 Main St., Rockwood. Registration from 9 until 10:45 a.m. Kickstands up at 11 a.m. Contact Jim Romesberg at 814-701-7620 or Perry Hoffman 814-926-4136. After party at Rockwood Veterans Club, 136 Rockdale Road, Rockwood, starts at 4 p.m. Party includes food, music, basket raffle, drawing at 6 p.m. games of chance and more. Benefits the cancer patients of Somerset County.

Christmas in the Park Back to School Bash for the community starts at 1 p.m. Aug. 20, at Central City Park, 699 Chestnut St., Central City. There will be a parade featuring classic cars and groups are participating by decorating their cars. There will be crafters, food, bubble tea and the Good Times Ice Cream Truck, and the band 3rd Avenue. The event will feature a basket raffle and an 18 foot waterslide and 40 foot inflatable zipline as well as free haircuts for the children, back to school supplies and games as well. The classic cars will be on display as well as some some surprise guests. Cruise-In line up at 12:30 p.m. at the PNA, 921 Main St., Central City. Classic cars, motorcycles and floats welcome. Parade starts at 1 p.m.

The Meyersdale Moose Lodge Steak Feed is Aug. 20, starting at 11 a.m. until sold out. Meal includes baked potato or mashed potatoes, a vegetable, bread and a dessert. Call to order ahead or for take out, 814-634-0623.

All things Pennsylvania wine will be celebrated Aug. 25-27, at the 30th annual Seven Springs Wine Festival. Each year, Seven Springs and the Pennsylvania Wine Association partner to bring together wineries from across Pennsylvania. This year’s event will feature nearly 25 wineries including Bella Terra Vineyards, Cellar ‘54, Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery, King View Meadery, Starr Hill Winery, and Wine O’Clock Somewhere Winery. Friday night’s festivities will celebrate the event’s creation with a “Party Like It’s 1993” theme with entertainment headlined by the band Old Skool from 7-9 p.m. Guests are encouraged to don their vintage 90s attire like shoulder pads, baby-doll dresses, slouch socks, track suits, grunge gear, denim jackets, and more. Two wine seminars will be held Saturday and Sunday of the event. The Seven Springs culinary team will host “Cooking with Wine” and Black Dog Wine Company will host “Wine Tasting Like A Pro.” Ticket sales are available online and may also be available at the event gate. Admission to the festival includes a souvenir wine glass, samples from up to 25 Pennsylvania wineries, music on multiple stages, access to wine seminars on Saturday and Sunday, and complimentary wine check service for purchases made from attending wineries. The Seven Springs Wine Festival is open only to guests aged 21 and up.

The Highlands Health Annual Fundraising Concert features Melvin Seals & JGB, with special guests Ron Holloway and FlowerChild, Aug. 26, at People's Natural Gas Park, Johnstown. Melvin Seals concert starts at 8:30 p.m. He played with Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, for 18 years. Ron Holloway, a tenor saxophonist, played with The Warren Hay Band and Dizzy Gillespie. FlowerChild is a local group that will lead off the entertainment at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at: www.highlandshealthclinic.com, Highlands Health Clinic, 315 Locus St., Johnstown Area Heritage Association, Flood Museum Gift Shop, 201 6th Ave., and Flood City Music Festival Merch Tent.

The Fast & Furriest Car Show benefiting the Humane Society of Somerset County, is Aug. 26, at Memorial Highway Chevrolet in Somerset. Rain date Aug. 27. Registration at 9 a.m. Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. First 100 cars will receive a dash plaque, goodie bag and T-shirt. Trophies will be awarded. Music by The Vandells. 50/50, basket auction, food available by Pappy D's BBQ.

Somerset Lake Nature Park (SLNP) at the Mike Ohler Pavilion near the north end of the lake. Somerset County Conservancy and Somerset Lake Action Committee (SLAC) Aug. 27: 8:30 p.m., Star Party, hosted by Scott, location TBD (Menser or Bastian Farm). September 2023: Membership Picnic. September 2023: Mushroom Walk. October 2023: Campfire, storytelling, history of things that once were. December 2023: Annual Meeting and Dinner.

The next WAVE, Windber Area Visioning Experience, Juke Box Oldies Record Hop is 6-9:30 p.m. Aug. 27, at Windber Recreation Park.

Relive the life and times of the area’s early settlers at the Springs Museum, 1711 Springs Road, Springs. The Springs Museum will be open for the season with new exhibits which will be continually changing all season, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through October. Donation basis. Adjacent to the Springs Farmers’ Market. www.springspa.org. Sponsored by the Springs Historical Society, 814-662-2625.

Hostetler Church of the Brethren's annual chicken barbecue is 4 p.m. Sept. 2, at 2344 Sand Spring Road, Meyersdale.

The Richland Township Volunteer Fire Department Fall 'in Baconfest is from 5-9 p.m. Sept. 15 and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept 16, at the Geistown Fire Station, 631 Lamberd Ave., Geistown. Car cruise, fun factory, food and craft vendors, children's area, bacon eating contest, basket raffles in the bay, and music by "Octane" and "Midnight Graffiti." Hosted by Richland fire department and Geistown borough.

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