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IT'S HAPPENING HERE

on April 28, 2013 4:00 AM

All events in It’s Happening Here occur in Indiana unless otherwise noted.

Today

-- An Open Acoustic Jam Session will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Mahoning Hills Social Center, on Route 119, south of Punxsutawney. It is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Breakfast will be available from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for $2, followed by lunch at noon. Should you want lunch, please call (724) 286-3099 for reservations.

-- “Play It Again, Sam” will be performed at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St. Allan Felix has this thing about Humphrey Bogart. The New York Post has called this performance “hilarious — a cheerful romp, a funny, likeable comedy that has a surprising amount of wistful appeal.”

For more information, visit www.indianaplayers.com.

-- “Lysistrata” will be performed at 2 p.m. at the Waller Hall Mainstage, Performing Arts Center, IUP. A Theater-by-the-Grove interpretation of the play written by Aristophanes and directed by Jason Chimonides, “Lysistrata” is the comic account of one woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War and win the battle of the sexes. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.

-- Learn to paint like a master impressionist from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St. Instructor Alan Rauch, a professional New York City artist and graphic designer, will demonstrate the how-to of Impressionism painting in the style of Monet and Van Gogh. To register, visit indianapaartassociation.org. Indiana Art Association members can attend for $65, nonmembers for $85.

-- “Shenandoah” will be shown at 1 p.m. at the Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia Street. The movie stars Jimmy Stewart, Patrick Wayne and Katherine Ross. For more information, visit www.jimmy.org.

-- “Butterflies and Their Host Plants” will be presented by Friends of the Parks at 2 p.m. at Yellow Creek State Park’s environmental learning center, Penn Run. Marcy Cunkelman will share how to attract butterflies and moths to your yard.

-- The Hoodlebug Brass in Recital, a lively performance by IUP’s brass quintet-in-residence, will be held at 8 p.m. in Cogswell Hall, IUP. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.

April 29

-- Monday Breakfast will be served from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Mahoning Hills Social Center, 19298 Route 119 North, south of Punxsutawney. Buckwheat cakes will be served for $2.50 per plate. For more information, call (724) 286-3099.

April 30

The IUP Percussion Ensemble will perform under the direction of Michael Kingan at 8 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall, IUP. The concert will feature unique chamber compositions for percussion instruments. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.

May 3 and 4

A Bluegrass Festival will be held at the Twolick Valley Rod and Gun Club, 487 Dogwood Road, Cherry Tree. Multiple bands will perform and camping will be available. For more information, call (724) 254-4649.

May 3 to 5

“Play It Again, Sam” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St. Allan Felix has this thing about Humphrey Bogart. The New York Post has called this performance “hilarious— a cheerful romp, a funny, likeable comedy that has a surprising amount of wistful appeal.” For more information, visit www.indianaplayers.com.

May 4

-- A Spring Open House will be held in downtown Smicksburg. Come out and visit your favorite shops and see pottery making, live decorating demonstrations and more. For more information, call (814) 257-0192.

-- “Frogs and Toads,” sponsored by Friends of the Parks, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Yellow Creek State Park’s environmental learning center, Penn Run. Mike Shaffer will speak about frogs and toads that live in Pennsylvania. For more information, call (724) 357-7913.

-- An Amish Wedding Feast will be held at 6 p.m. at Thee Village Eating House, 124 Kittanning St., Smicksburg. Visitors will hear real-life stories about the Amish and will enjoy a delicious meal served family-style Reservations must be made by April 29. For more information, call (814) 257-8035 or visit www.smicksburg. net.

-- The IUP Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band will perform for “IUP Bands in Concert” at 7:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, Performing Arts Center, IUP. The groups will perform a variety of music. Visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.

May 4 and 5

The Indiana Arts Council will hold a display in the Indiana Mall, 2334 Oakland Ave., White Township. For more information, visit www.indianamallpa.com

May 5

-- The IUP Brass Ensemble and Concert Band will perform at 3 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, Performing Arts Center, IUP. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.

-- “Trout Count and Clean Streams,” a presentation by Eric Chapman on the Unassessed Water Initiative, will focus on the distribution of native and wild trout in Pennsylvania at 2 p.m. at Yellow Creek State Park’s environmental learning center, Penn Run. (724) 357-7913.

May 7 to 12

The Alpha Craft Show will be held at The Indiana Mall, 2334 Oakland Ave., White Township. Come see what the craft vendors have to offer you just in time for Mother’s Day. For more information, visit www.indianamallpa.com.

May 8

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana, 285 Twolick Drive, White Township, will hold “Triple Divide” at 7:30 p.m. Documents of the 18-month investigation by an Ohio publication, the Public Herald, into the environmental and health impacts of shale oil and gas fracturing at the headwaters of the triple continental divide of north-central Pennsylvania. All are welcome. Admittance is a suggested $5 donation and will benefit the Indiana County Center for Community Growth. For more information, call (724) 349-2776.

May 10

-- “Lovin’ Downtown Every Second,” a free event sponsored by Downtown Indiana, will be held at 5 p.m. downtown. Families, friends and neighbors are invited to stroll downtown on the second Friday of the month. For more information, call (724) 463-6110 or visit www.downtownindiana.org.

-- An “Opera Gala” will be held at 8 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, Performing Arts Center, IUP. Sound Choices presents IUP’s Symphony Orchestra, led by David Martynuik, with faculty voices Mary Logan Hastings and Joseph Baunoch, joined by guest Richard Fracker of the Metropolitan Opera. Visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.

May 11

-- The third annual Tractor and Craft Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Silver Canoe Campground, 140 Silver Canoe Campground Road, Rural Valley. Tractors will be arriving at 11 a.m. There is something for everyone — tractors, crafters, food vendors, a Civil War camp and more. For more information, call (724) 783-6000 or visit www.silvercanoecampground.com.

-- A “Goods and Services Auction” will be held at 7 p.m. at the First Universalist Church of Indiana, 285 Twolick Drive, White Township. Doors open at 6 p.m. for sign-in, review and socializing. The auction will begin at 7 p.m. with auctioneer Michael R. Charnego. For more information, call (724) 349-2776 or visit www.firstuu-indianapa.org/goods-services-auction/.

May 12

-- A Mother’s Day Brunch will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 1395 Wayne Avenue, White Township. Buffet will be $21 for an adult, $19 for a senior and $13 for a child. For more information, call (724) 463-3561, ext. 289.

-- Mother’s Day wildflower walk and tea will be held at 2 p.m. at Yellow Creek State Park beach, Penn Run. Join Cindy Rogers for a walk around the park while she identifies wildflowers and their discusses their uses. Registration is required by calling (724) 357-7913.

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