St. Vincent College and Archabbey will host a Christmas Family Songfest 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the St. Vincent Archabbey Basilica, Unity Township.
Latrobe United Presbyterian Church, 340 Spring St., will present its Christmas Cantata, “Celebrate Emanuel,” during its 11 a.m. worship service Sunday, Dec. 15, according to choir director Kathy Crispin.
The Bethlehem Project, a ministry of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, 300 N. Main St. in Greensburg, is holding a Home for the Holidays raffle 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, in the BSC social hall.
Nothing says “celebration” like a ridiculously expensive piece of meat. Well, that’s not really true, but this is the time of year for splurging, in dollars and eating.
The Committee of The Westmoreland is sponsoring Art on Tap: Holiday Cheer from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the museum, 221 N. Main St., Greensburg. The public is invited to “kick off the 12 days of Christmas with special dance ensemble performances throughout the museum, hot cider bar, holiday cookies, gift wrapping station and maybe even a partridge in a pear tree! Don’t miss the Ugly Sweater Contest (5 to 7 p.m.) and your chance to win a prize!” Tickets are $10 per member/$15 for nonmember and include one drink and cash bar after. To purchase tickets, call 1-888-718-4253. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays (except for school groups and partner programs) as well as Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Visit https://thewestmoreland.org.
“The 2019 Sounds of Christmas,” a 90-minute musical celebration of Christmas, is coming to the Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, .
TCG Entertainment, leaders in live tour productions and EndemolShine North America, producers of the hit culinary competition series MasterChef Junior announced that after a successful initial 2019 tour, they are extending MasterChef Junior Live! to more than 40 new markets in 2020 and is now coming to the Palace Theatre 7 p.m. Friday, March 20.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, located at 335 Locust St. in downtown Johnstown, is offering several special events during the Christmas season. All the events are free. Everyone is welcome.
Small red lentils are one of our favorite legumes; they do not hold their shape when cooked but break down into a creamy, thick puree—perfect for a hearty, satisfying soup.
This velvety pumpkin soup is surprisingly easy and fast thanks to canned pumpkin. The trick is getting rich, balanced pumpkin flavor out of a can.
The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra will offer two performances of its much-anticipated annual holiday show, “The Joy of Christmas!,” conducted by Music Director James Blachly 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
The Rev. John M. Smaligo, host pastor, announced, “Many find Christmas to be a season of joy. But for many it is a difficult time of the year, be it due to loss through a death, be it recently or several years, a change in relationships, job and life changes, and other difficult situations in life.
First Presbyterian Church, 300 S. Main St., Greensburg, will continue its Faith and Arts series, with free 30-minute organ recitals and a quilt display at noon Fridays, Dec. 13 and 20, and a 7 p.m. chapel service Wednesdays, Dec. 11 and 18, featuring the First Presbyterian Church Cantata Choir.
Greater Latrobe Community Chorus is among the groups who performed during Greater Latrobe Ministerial Association’s “A Festival of Praise” Nov. 24 at Latrobe United Methodist Church. GLCC choristers sang “I Bring a Heart of Thanks.” Choirs from St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Prince of Peace and St. James Evangelical Lutheran churches, St. Stephen AME Church, Christ United Church of Christ, St. John the Evangelist and St. Rose Catholic churches, Holy Family Church and Latrobe Salvation Army also participated. Host Pastor Tom Kennedy gave the welcome and benediction. A time of fellowship, pie and punch followed in Dixon Hall of the host church.
Choirs from Bethany United Methodist Church, Latrobe, and Derry First United Methodist Church performed “Praise His Holy Name” during Greater Latrobe Ministerial Association’s “A Festival of Praise” Sunday evening, Nov. 24, at Latrobe United Methodist Church.