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INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

on August 29, 2013 10:50 AM

ART/MUSEUM EXHIBITS

The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, presents a display by artist HK Miller Jr., a resident of Indiana and retired elementary art teacher at Ben Franklin Elementary School, titled “The Eastern Farm: Simple Shapes and Functional Beauty,” through Saturday. Featured in the show are oil landscapes of rural scenes of Pennsylvania and neighboring states, featuring Indiana County locales. 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 Saturday. 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, 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, 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.

ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS

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.

Marion Center Car Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15, Marion Center Community Park. The show is presented by the Punxsutawney Region AACA. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with trophies awarded for various categories of judging. DJ Jerry B will be playing and there will be a car corral, flea market, antique tractors, food, door prizes and more. For more information, call Mac Blair at (724) 463-3372. For information on the car corral or flea market, call Mitch Leasure at (724) 397-9595.

FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Indiana County Fair, through Saturday, Indiana County Fairgrounds/J.S. Mack Community Center, White Township. www.indianacountyfair.com.

Ox Hill Fair, Sunday through Sept. 7, Ox Hill Road, near Plumville. www.oxhillfair.com.

Cookport Fair, Sept. 8-14, Cookport fairgounds. www.cookportfair.com.

A quilt show will be held at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Saxonburg, as part of the Saxonburg Festival of the Arts, Sept. 7-8, Saxonburg. More than 35 quilts will be featured during the two-day festival in Centennial Hall, behind the church at 310 W. State St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. There will also be concerts, crafts, children’s activities and food available. There will be quilting and sewing vendor booths, scissor sharpening, and local displays with fall and holiday items. Food will be available all weekend and children’s activities will be located on the lawn. All weekend events are free and open to the public. More information is available by calling (724) 352-2333.

FILM

“Rear Window,” will be presented at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, The 1954 production stars 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.

THEATER

Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild will hold open auditions for its fall play, “Greater Tuna,” from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the Pennsylvania Room of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library. “Greater Tuna” is a satire about small-town life. Roles are available for 8 or 9 adults (male or female) to play 20 characters. For information, call director Jen Soliday at (814) 938-4934.

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