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76th annual PA Maple Festival

The 76th annual Pennsylvania Maple Festival is April 26-30 in Meyersdale. Festival Park activities include maple demonstrations, tours of 200-year-old Maple Manor, antique doctor's office and cobbler shop, entertainment on Festival Park stage, crafts and food vendors, country store, blacksmith demonstration, sit and sip garden and more. Quilt Show, window displays, performances of the "Legend of the Magic Water," antique tractor and farm machinery show, all in town. Lions Club pancakes and sausage dinners. Special events include auto shows, parade, 8K Maple Race, community worship service and horse pulling contest. See the schedule at www.pamaplefestival.com and it is on Facebook.

Spring Book Sale

The Windber Public Library will hold its Annual Spring Book Sale during National Library Week April 24-29 during regular business hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. They are not accepting any book donations at this time.

Cambria County Job Fair

The 2023 Cambria County Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2, at the 1st Summit Arena at the Cambria County War Memorial in downtown Johnstown. Employers will have the opportunity to recruit from a diverse group of qualified candidates. Job seekers of all ages are invited to attend this free event and to bring their resumes for distribution. Local workforce experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on job search resources and recruitment materials for employers. Job seekers are invited to attend free preparation workshops, covering topics including resume writing, interview techniques, Zoom and social media etiquette, employer expectations, job retention, and preparing for a Job Fair. Two of the workshops will take place in-person from 1-2:30 p.m. April 26, at the PA CareerLink® Cambria County located inside the Cambria County Public Library, 248 Main St., Johnstown. The third workshop will be held virtually April 27. To register for a free preparation workshop, call PA CareerLink® at 814-534-2500. The early bird deadline for exhibitors is April 14. Businesses are encouraged to register as soon as possible, as space is limited. For additional information, follow “Cambria County Job Fair” on Facebook where an updated listing of participating employers and sponsors can be viewed or visit JARI’s website at www.JARI.com.

Aging Well and Elder Care Workshop

Free informative and professional elder care workshops, from 8:30-10 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. April 27, at the office of Ayres Presser Elder Law, 218 College Park Plaza, Johnstown. Topics to be discussed will be the importance of power of attorneys, living wills, estate planning, long term insurance options, planning for your future needs, knowing the differences of levels of care, who regulates the communities, and how you pay for the care. Professional and experienced presenters will include Attorney Lauren Cascino Presser with the Ayres Presser Elder Law and Eileen Graham with EG Associates Group, elder care advising and senior living placement specialist. This free educational and interactive workshop is about being proactive not reactive to long term care needs. Boomers, Seniors and anyone in between are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided. Convenient free parking.

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Lions Club community night

The Meyersdale Lions Club Pancakes & Sausage Community Night, half-price meals sponsored by BDH Konhaus LLC and Somerset Trust Co., is 5-7 p.m. April 27, at 215 Main St., Meyersdale.

Friedens Coffeehouse

The Friedens Lutheran Church is gearing up to begin the winter Coffeehouse season. All performances take place 7-9 p.m. Fridays in the church's "Friendship Hall." Along with entertainment, coffee and dessert are served. Coffeehouses are open to the public. The schedule this year will be: April 28 John Larimer. There is no admission charge, but the church suggests a donation for each concert. More information about each group and any weather related cancelations will be provided on the church's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/friedenslutheran.

Salisbury Lions dinners

The Salisbury Lions Club 71st annual Pancakes and Sausage Dinners will be April 29-30. Eat in or take out from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Salisbury Municipal Building, 171 Smith Ave., Salisbury. Serving pancakes, old fashioned buckwheat cakes, smoked and fresh sausage, and pure Somerset County maple syrup.

CACCC exhibition

The Community Arts Center of Cambria County second exhibition of 2023, "My Life and My Art, A Very Natural and Comfortable Clutter," an exhibition featuring a mixture of woodcarvings, drawings and paintingsby artist Sally Stewart, in the Goldhaber-Fend Fine Arts Center gallery. There will be more than 100 pieces on display for this exhibition. A video tour and artist lectureof the artwork will be available at the Community Arts Center’s YouTube & Facebook pages after the start of the exhibit. It will be on display through April 28. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Sporting Clays Shoot

The Rotary Club of Somerset Sporting Clays Shoot is May 13, at the Buffer Creek Sporting Clays, 776 Schoolhouse Road, Somerset. Registration 8-10 a.m., registration and wobble trap. Safety brief at 9:45 a.m. Shoot begins 10 a.m. Lunch and awards follow the shoot. Awards include high first and second place team and high overall male and female. Chinese auction and gun raffle. Wobble trap collected at the event. Price includes clays and golf cart. Ammo and gun rentals available on site. Registrations and sponsorships due by April 28. Event limited to 120 people. Event benefits local charities.

Golf Bash

Golf Bash April 29, at the Bakersville VFD Banquet Hall, 2341 W. Bakersville-Edie Road, Somerset. Doors open at 11 a.m. More than $40,000 prizes, trips and golf foursomes. Do not need to be present to win. Check out the Facebook page for a full list of prizes. Only 1,000 tickets available. For more information, call the Somerset County Chamber at 814-445-6431, info@somersetcountychamber.com. Purchase tickets online at somersetcountychamber.com/product/golf-bash-tickets/

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Organist Emily Roy at the Grand Halle

Organist Emily Roy will be presenting her first full-length recital, performing music by Buxtehude, Sweelinck, Bach, and Mendelssohn on the richly resonant Adam Stein pipe organ, at 7:30 p.m., April 29, at the Grand Halle on Broad Street, 306 Broad St., Johnstown. Dedicating the program to the teachers who have guided her thus far, Roy will celebrate mentorship with musical selections that draw connections between musicians who were inspired by their teachers. Roy holds a Professional Music Director Certification through the Sacred Music Institute of America, is a member of the Johnstown Symphony Chorus and the Schola Cantorum Sancti Andreas. Tickets may be purchased in advance by going to GrandHalle.com or calling 814-254-4033. Special pricing is available for seniors and students. Ticket discounts are available for the purchase of four or more tickets to either the Emily Roy performance or the Three Rivers Saxophone Quartet program in June 1 or for both programs.

2023 Jewelry Bash

The Somerset Welfare League 2023 Jewelry Bash is from 5:30 to 9 p.m. April 29, at the Somerset Country Club, 416 Plank Road, Somerset. Purchase tickets at Jar: The Zero Waste Store or see a Welfare League member.

'Drive-in' basket party

Camp PARC's 1950s style "Drive-in" Basket Party is April 29, at Davidsville Community Church, 197 Pender Road, Johnstown. Drawings will be outdoors in the parking lot. Sit in your car or bring lawn chairs to sit by your car. Tailgate and enjoy the 1950s theme. Tickets can be purchased online at www.campparc.org, at the door or call 814-410-5343. Food trucks available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday only.

Oldies Record Hop

Windber Area Visioning Experience, aka W.A.V.E., presents Juke Box Oldies, an oldies record hop, from 6-9:30 p.m. April 30, at Windber Recreation Park.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser

The Rockwood Rockets baseball "DelGrosso" spaghetti dinner fundraiser is 4-6 p.m. April 30. Dinner can be picked up at the New Centerville Fire Department banquet hall.

Kite Flying Adventure

The 9th annual "Kite Flying Adventure" will be held from 1-3 p.m. April 30, at the Boswell Community Park, across from Burger King in Ferrellton. A free fun event for the whole family that includes food, prizes and fun. Bring your own kite or one will be provided. Hosted by New Beginnings Outreach Center Church.

Cambria County Job Fair

The Cambria County Job Fair is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2, at the 1st Summit Arena @ Cambria County War Memorial, 326 Napoleon St., Johnstown. Participants will have the chance to win a door prize. Free workshops being offered at the PA CareerLink Cambria County April 25-27, at the Cambria County CareerLink Library Community Room, 248 Main St., Johnstown. Each workshop will include an overview of resume writing, interview techniques, Zoom and social media etiquette, employer expectations, job retention and preparing for a job fair. Register by calling the PA CareerLink Cambria County at 814-534-2500. www.facebook.com/cambriacountyjobfair. Fore more information call Dave Grimaldi, 814-262-8366 or dgrimaldi@jari.com or Bryan Young 814-266-3844 or byoung@jari.com.

Coffee House Series

The Community Arts Center of Cambria County (CACCC) 8th season of the Coffee House Series outdoors on CACCC’s Amphitheatre or indoors in the main space gallery of the Goldhaber-Fend Fine Arts Center building. Coffees, teas and baked goods for purchase during the event. All Coffee Houses start at 7 p.m. and run until 8:30 p.m. May 5: The Sharptones 7:30 p.m. will include a special Friday Night Dance Party with Log Art Dance; June 22: Midnight Graffiti; July 6: Tim Dabbs.

Sub and pizza sale

A sub and pizza sale will be held starting at 8 a.m. May 6, at New Beginnings Outreach Center Church in the Dream Center. Items are from Kovals. All proceeds benefit Operation Christmas Child. The church is one mile north of Jennerstown on the right at 7398 Somerset Pike, Boswell. For more information or to pre-order, contact the church at 814-629-5001.

Annual veterans golf event

Somerset County Veterans are planning the annual “Salute to Veterans” golf day to be held May 22, at the Somerset Country Club. Going into the 12th year for this event, the organizers expect another sell-out golf outing to be consistent with past years selling out with 100 participants per each tee time at 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The Somerset Country Club partners with several veterans’ organizations and local businesses to show their appreciation by offering a free day of golf to people from the county who served in the military. The golf day is free to all veterans. The Somerset County Veterans event organizers thank both past and present sponsors. “Our corporate sponsors, along with veteran and social organizations of Somerset County have really made this event a huge success,” said Barry Fitzgerald, Somerset County Veterans committee member. The lunch buffet will be open at noon with the program starting at 12:30 p.m. Organizers also anticipate 100 to 150 nongolfers at the free lunch and program, with a guest speaker. “We encourage our local veterans to attend this event,” said committee member, David Koontz. “This has been a wonderful event and we will strive to build on the successful attendance rate.” This year’s program will be on the history of the "Purple Heart" and honoring local recipients. For more information about the event, contact Bill Aldom, 814-241-7707. Call Somerset Country Club Pro Shop, 814-445-2179, to reserve tee times.

Photo contest

Somerset Parks and Recreation Board is featuring a 2023 photo contest. The theme is "Explore the Beauty of Somerset County Parks and Trails." All proceeds go toward the construction and maintenance of the trail systems. The photo must be from the Somerset County section of the Great Allegheny Passage, the September 11th National Memorial Trail or Somerset Lake Nature Park. Prizes will go to the top three winners. There will be a People's Choice Award, based on a public Facebook vote from the Facebook page: Somerset County Parks and Recreation. Photos will be uploaded to the Facebook page June 8, and the photo with the most "likes" at 9 a.m. June 16, will win the People's Choice Award. Winners will be announced by June 23. First place prize is $140; second place $125; third place $75 and People's Choice Prize is $50 value. Deadline for submission is June 2. Contact Lindsay Baer, 300 North Center Ave., Suite 540, Somerset, or email baerl@co.somerset.pa.us, or mmarchewka@somersettrust.com, or call 814-445-1572.

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Blue Star Event

Attention Military Families which includes National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty: the Somerset County Military Family Support Group is holding its 2nd annual Blue Star Event on June 10, starting approximately at noon in its 20th year intending to show appreciation to you for your sacrifices and and support of your military family member. There will be information shared, assistance available, food, fun and more. They would like to honor and recognize you with a Blue Star Flag if you have not one. There will also be a comedy show free to the families but at $10 a person to the public until capacity is met.

Spring Exhibition

The Allied Artists of Johnstown 2023 Spring Exhibition at The Bottleworks Arts on 3rd, 411 3rd Ave., Johnstown, is May 4 through June 17. Five awards being offered for the show. Opening reception is May 5, to meet the artists and find out which works were awarded. www.johnstownart.com.

Laurel Arts annual Father Daughter Dance

"Love you to the Moon and Back" Laurel Arts annual Father Daughter Dance is from 4-7 p.m. May 7, at Oakhurst Grille & Event Center, 2409 Glades Pike, Somerset. Fee includes dinner buffet, dessert, crafts and entertainment by DJ Dan Breckenridge.

Laurel Highlands Photo Friends Contest

Local photographers are reminded that entries for the Laurel Highlands Photo Friends Contest and the Somerset County Town Planner calendar will be accepted at the Laurel Arts Dressler Center, 214 S. Harrison Ave., Somerset, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 11 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 13. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second, third and Best of Show. Categories are: Scenic, Floral, Fauna & Birds, People, Digital Art & Alternative Processes, Black & White, and Nighttime with a maximum of two entries per category. All prints must either be an 11” x 14” print or a smaller print matted to 11” x 14.” The preceding dimensions do not include the frame. In either case, the entry shall be framed and have a horizontal wire on the back for hanging. (Digital matting is acceptable.) Complete details for each contest, including entry fees and editing guidelines, etc., can be found on the Laurel Arts website (www.laurelarts.org) under “Call for Entries.” Copies of the two-page contest brochure also are available at the Laurel Arts Dressler Center.

Spaghetti dinner

The American Legion Post 946 in Ursina will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4-6 p.m. May 11, at the Post Home. Spaghetti, meat sauce, bread, salad and dessert will be the menu. Eat in or take out. Proceeds will go to the upkeep on the building.

Chocolate Stroll

The Salvation Army Somerset Service Center Chocolate Stroll invites participants to join in an afternoon of chocolate goodies while helping the vulnerable neighbors in need, 11 a.m. May 13. Ticket offers participant to experience many different chocolate delights courtesy of participating local businesses while having the opportunity to win some prizes. At the conclusion of the Chocolate Stroll, participants will select a chocolate lollipop for an opportunity to win a prize. Begin the Chocolate Stroll at the Daily American, 334 W. Main St., Somerset. Get tickets online at give.salvationarmy.org/chocolatestroll. All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army Somerset Service Center.

Shanksville VFD Golf Scramble

A kick off the golf season scramble May 13, with Shanksville VFD Golf Scramble. Registration at 9 a.m. Shotgun start begins at 10 a.m. at Northwinds Public Golf Course-Indian Lake. Teams of four. Email Bri at balianiello@shanksvillevfd.org.

Spring Fling

Welcome Back Tractorfest kick off event, the Spring Fling is from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 13, at the Shawnee Valley VFC Picnic Grounds, 1457 Market St., Schellsburg. Bring your tractors, hit and miss engines, chairs and EZ Ups. Talk, eat and relax. Kids games, cash raffles, homemade ice cream, live music at 3 p.m., tractor ride at 1 p.m. Breakfast served from 8-10:30 a.m. with a menu of pancakes, sausage, eggs, bacon, hashbrowns. Lunch and dinner starts at 10:30 a.m. with burgers, hot dogs, fries, chicken tenders and shrimp baskets. Proceeds benefit Shawnee Valley Volunteer Fire Co.

Help with whole-home repairs program

Tableland Services Inc. will be providing the whole-home repairs program to eligible residents of Somerset County through funding provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Whole-Home Repairs Program will allow Tableland to address habitability and safety concerns, provide measures to improve energy or water efficiency and make units accessible for individuals with disabilities. Only homeowners are eligible for the program and household income must be 80% or lower of the median county income, which for a family of four is $58,250. Priority will be given to homeowners over 60, veterans, and disabled homeowners. For more information, contact Rachel at Tableland at 814-445-9628. Additionally, as part of this grant, Tableland will invest in construction related workforce development programs.

Meyersdale VFD Sunday Dinner

The Meyersdale Volunteer Fire Department next Sunday Dinner is May 14. Eat in, drive through take out or delivery. They begin taking orders at 9 a.m. for delivery. Call 814-634-5454.

Lions of Pennsylvania

Lions of Pennsylvania will be celebrating the 100th year of Lionism in Pennsylvania, May 18-21, by holding the 100th convention at the Kovalchick Center in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Some of the events include packing 500 buckets with cleaning supplies to be used in case of a disaster, painting party, wine-tasting event, dueling pianos show, concert by the Pennsylvania State Band, banquet with Brian Sheehan as the keynote speaker, fireworks, motivational speakers and more.

Ladies Retreat

Ladies Retreat 12-3 p.m. May 20, at the Johnstown Galleria. Attend one or both retreats. Relax and enjoy peace, calm, beauty, believe in your dreams, positive mindset and happiness. Pay as you may. Retreat includes program and lite refreshments. Lunch is on your own. Limited seating. RSVP to Alexis Michel Angelo, inspirational speaker, 239-776-5458. alexismichelangelo@gmail.com.

Casino Royale

Casino Royale, an evening with Michael Merschiltz starts at 5:30 p.m. May 20, at the Community Arts Center of Cambria County, 1217 Menoher Blvd., Johnstown. Play casino games, take chances on a basket raffle and enjoy Italian dinner before Michael Merschiltz takes the stage to end the evening with a show-stopping performance, singing classics from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and more. Dress in your favorite 1950s or 60s costume or cocktail attire. Purchase tickets through the Community Arts Center online at caccc.org or call 814-255-6515.

Wine Thru the Park

Join in for the tastiest day of the year with Wine Thru the Park, 1-7 p.m. May 20, at Windber Rec Park. Wine tasting, basket raffle, live music, food vendors. All proceeds to benefit the Windber Municipal Authority. Tickets on Eventbrite Community Building. For more information call 814-467-6696 or www.windberrec.com.

Car Cruise

Sound the Alarm! Somerset Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Car Cruise is from 1-4 p.m. May 20, at Memorial Chevrolet, Somerset. Donations welcome. Dash plaques to the first 100. Food, 50-50, basket raffle. DJ Bubba Conner. Fire truck display.

5K Color Fun Run/Walk/Crawl

The 5K Color Fun Run/Walk/Crawl, hosted by the teams of the Relay For Life of Meyersdale, is May 20, at the Paul Fuller Playground 275 Grant St., Meyersdale. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Run/Walk begins at 10 a.m. Registration includes T-shirt on a first come basis. Friday evening pick up of T-shirts will be available for those who have pre-registered at the Paul Fuller Playground pavilion, 5-7 p.m. May 19. Registration forms available at FB Thomas Drug Store.

Oldies Record Hop

Windber Area Visioning Experience Oldies Record Hop, Juke Box Oldies is 6-9:30 p.m. May 21, at the Windber Recreation Park. Food and soda available. Admission charged.

Cash Bingo

The Meyersdale Little League Cash Bingo is at 2 p.m. May 21, at the Meyersdale Elks, 327 Dale St., Meyersdale. Doors open at 12 p.m. Early birds at 1 p.m. for an additional charge. Six paper cards per game. Basket raffle and 50-50. Concession stand opens at 12 p.m. The Meyersdale Little League Field has been around for about 50 years and needs repairs.

Farmers Market

The Windber Municipal Authority Farmers Market runs from 4-8 p.m. every Wednesday, from May 31 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.

Military family support group

The Somerset County Military Support Group has been in existence for 20 years to help families with military members. They are here to help or listen to those families in need whether physical, mental or financial. The group is made up of veterans, spouses and or family members and know the kind of troubles being faced. They want to walk beside you and get that help you need. Contact them at www.somersetmilitaryfamilies@gmail.com or write SCMFSG P.O. Box 888, Somerset, PA 15501. Provide a phone number to get back with you as soon as possible.

This article originally appeared on The Daily American: What's going on in and around Somerset County for the end of April?