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on August 15, 2013 10:55 AM

ART/MUSEUM EXHIBITS

The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, presents a display by artist H.K. Miller Jr., a resident of Indiana and retired elementary art teacher at Ben Franklin Elementary School, through August. “The Eastern Farm: Simple Shapes and Functional Beauty” features oil landscapes of rural scenes of Pennsylvania, including Indiana County locales, and neighboring states. He also does landscapes of the Gettysburg battlefield and is represented by Gallery 30, 30 York St., Gettysburg. For more information, go to www.theartistshandgallery.com.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Historical Society of the Blairsville Area, 116 E. Campbell St., presents a summer exhibit, “Blairsville: An Important Stop on the Canal Journey,” through August. The display features pictures, artifacts and model canal boats from the Pennsylvania Canal and the Port of Blairsville from 1829 to 1865. It was part of the Western Division of the Main Line Canal that connected Pittsburgh to Philadelphia.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (724) 459-0580 or go to www.blairsvillehistoric.com.

The Indiana Art Association presents mosaics of international artist Jerry McClure through August in the Urgi Care facility at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

For more information, call (724) 910-1871 or go to www.indianapaartassociation.org.

The Indiana County Historical Museum, 621 Wayne Ave., Indiana, presents the following programs:

• Early cleaning methods, an exhibit focused on antique sweepers, vacuum cleaners and their predecessor, the rug beater

• “Celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting,” an exhibit of uniforms, badges and other Girl Scout memorabilia

• 150th anniversary of the Civil War display, a look at the soldiers and civilians affected by the War Between the States

• “The One Room School House in Indiana County,” photographs and artifacts documenting the county’s early schools

• Continuous exhibits detailing the history of Indiana County, including the county’s history of coal mining, Native Americans and military personnel

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. For information, call (724) 463-9600.

The University Museum in Sutton Hall at IUP presents “Celebrate Fiber,” a summer exhibition of works by members of the Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh, through Saturday.

The museum’s summer hours are Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Located on the first floor of IUP’s Sutton Hall, the museum is free and open to the community.

ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS

Concerts in the Park for the summer will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sundays in Memorial Park, Indiana. Scheduled to perform are: Andrew Mack (solo acoustic/country), Sunday; and 7 Mile Run (country), Aug. 25. For more information, contact Judy Holliday at (724) 840-7673 or email at judy.holliday@gmail.com.

The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., with The Gap Ministry, is holding a free night of coffee, music and conversation from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Christian contemporary music will be performed by various local artists. There will be free cookies. For more information, contact Pastor Jackie Greene at jackiegreen01@gmail.com.

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Wayne Avenue, White Township, presents:

• Cirque Musica, 8 p.m. Sept. 24

• Dueling Pianos International, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12

• Michael W. Smith, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 3

• Disney Live!, 1 and 4 p.m., Dec. 8

• B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20

For more information, go to www.kovalchickcomplex.com or call (800) 298-4200.

FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Dayton Fair, through Sunday, Armstrong County Fairgrounds, Dayton. www.daytonfair.com.

Indiana County Fair, Aug. 24-31, Indiana County Fairgrounds, J.S. Mack Community Center, White Township. www.indianacountyfair.com.

Ox Hill Fair, Sept. 1-7, Ox Hill Road, near Plumville. www.oxhillfair.com.

FILM

The Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present the following matinees at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in the third-floor theater:

• Saturday and Sunday, “The Cheyenne Social Club,” a 1970 production starring Stewart, Henry Fonda and Shirley Jones. Stewart inherits and runs a bawdy house in the Old West.

• Aug. 24-25, “Shenandoah,” a 1965 production starring Stewart, Katherine Ross and Doug McClure. The movie tells the story of a Virginia widower who is indifferent to the War Between the States until his family becomes involved.

• Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, “Rear Window,” a 1954 production starring Stewart, Grace Kelly and Thelma Ritter. Stewart is a professional photographer who is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg and becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors.

Museum admission: members, free; adults, $7; seniors, military, students with ID, $6; children 7 to 17, $5; children under 7, free. Prices are subject to change without notice. Movies are included with admission to the museum, which is currently hosting the special exhibit “Selections from our Collections.”

For more information, call (724) 349-6112 or go to www.jimmy.org.

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