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on December 29, 2013 1:49 AM

The events listed in “It’s Happening Here” are in Indiana unless otherwise noted.

ONGOING THROUGH JAN. 1

The Festival of Lights at Blue Spruce Park will be open from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at 1128 Blue Spruce Road, near Ernest. Look at more than 80 light displays, including animation as you drive through the park on a 2-mile route around the lake. For more information, visit www.indiancountyparks.org.

Today

The Jimmy Stewart Museum will present “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 1 p.m. at the museum on the third floor of 835 Philadelphia St. The movie stars James Stewart and Donna Reed. For more information, visit www.jimmy.org.

Jan. 17 to 19

The Indiana Mall will host a Home Expo Vendor show at 2334 Oakland Ave. Get the latest home d←cor and health and beauty ideas. For more information, visit www.indianamallpa.com.

Jan. 19

The Fresh Beat Band will perform from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Kovalchick Complex, 711 Pratt Drive. The Fresh Beat Band will perform hits from seasons one, two and three of the Nickelodeon live-action music series that teachers preschoolers about music appreciation. Call (724) 357-5205.

Jan 25

A Friends Potluck Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at the Indiana Fire Station on Indian Springs Road, White Township. Enjoy photos of autumn and an early snow in the Eastern Sierra. Hear stories and view scenes of the sites of Mono Lake, Bodie State Historic Park. Registration is required by calling (724) 463-8636.

Jan. 31

St. Andrew’s Village Groundhog Day Breakfast will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. at 1155 Indian Springs Road, White Township. The event will feature food, fun, a live polka band and fellowship.

For more information, call (724) 464-1616.

Feb. 1

In honor of Boy Scout Day, Boy Scout and Cub Scout packs from Indiana County will have displays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Indiana Mall, 2334 Oakland Ave., White Township. There will also be a Pine Wood Derby competition. For more information, visit www.indianamallpa.com.

Feb. 5

Corey Harris will perform Fulton blues at 8 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall, IUP. Corey Harris is a guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and band leader who has carved out his own niche in blues. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.

Feb. 7

A program on Panama will be presented by Larry Turton at 7 p.m. at Blue Spruce Park Lodge, 1128 Blue Spruce Road, near Ernest. Panama is a country in transition with major cities while retaining its Old World landmarks and its tropical characteristics of rain forests with indigenous people. During this program we will visit all of these environments as seen through the lens of Larry Turton. For more information, visit www.indianacountyparks.org.

Feb. 7 to 9

The Indiana Players will present “You Can’t Take it With You” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St. The box office opens one hour before the show and concessions are available. At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. For more information, call (724) 464-0725 or visit www.indianaplayers.com.

Feb. 12

Justin Moore will perform at 7 p.m. at the Kovalchick Complex, 711 Pratt Drive, White Township. Justin Moore will truly take his fans on a unique journey with a new headlining tour. The off-the-beaten path tour will include Josh Thompson and Randy Houser. For more information, visit www.kovalchickcomplex.com.

Feb. 13

A Valentine Craft Show will be held at the Indiana Mall, 2334 Oakland Ave., White Township. This is a great time to find that special someone a valentine gift. For more information, visit www.indianamallpa.com.

Feb. 14

• Lovin’ Downtown Every Second will be held at 5 p.m. in downtown Indiana. Let Downtown Indiana be a part of your Friday nights. For more information, call (724) 463-6110 or visit www.downtownindiana.org.

• Lively Arts presents “Pittsburgh Pops: A Broadway Valentine” at 8 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts center. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Pops. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.

Feb. 14 to 16

The Indiana Players will present “You Can’t Take it With You” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St. The box office opens one hour before the show and concessions are available. At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. For more information, call (724) 464-0725 or visit www.indianaplayers.com.

Feb. 15

Learn about raised bed gardening with Larry DeChurch at 1 p.m. at the Courhouse Annex Meeting Room, 827 Water St. DeChurch, a Master Gardener, will teach you the pros and cons of raised bed gardening. To register, call (724) 463-8636.

Feb. 21 to 23

The Indiana Players present “A Woman Called Truth” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St. This life of Sojourner Truth from the day she is sold away from her family as a young girl, through her struggle to free herself and her son, to her emergence as a popular and respected figure advocating abolition and women’s rights. For more information, call (724) 464-0725 or visit www.indianaplayers.com.

Feb. 22

• Indiana Regional Medical Center’s “Day of Dance” will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Indiana Mall, 2334 Oakland Ave., White Township. Dance, walk and move — even the smallest steps count. For more information, visit www.indianamallpa.com.

• More Bees, if You Please, will be presented at 10 a.m. in the Courthouse Annex Meeting Room, 827 Water St. Burl Knupp will teach how a colony of bees functions as one super organism. A live demonstration of how bees sting will be presented. Register by calling (724) 463-8636.

Feb. 23

Cindy Rogers will take you on a Winter Weed Walk at 2 p.m. at the Lakeside Center at Blue Spruce Park, near Ernest. Join Cindy to find native and alien wild weeds in the park at different times of the year. Learn to identify different plants in the winter, spring summer and fall “weed” walks. Register by calling (724) 463-8636.

Feb. 27

Lively Arts will present “Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. at Fisher Auditorium. This award-winning love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes and dazzling production numbers.

Feb. 28

A presentation on bald eagles by Pat Snickles will be held at 7 p.m. at Yellow Creek State Park’s Environmental Learning Center, near Penn Run. Learn about the life cycle and biology of the bald eagle as well as the history of the Pennsylvania Bald Eagle reintroduction program, which has been one of the Game Commission’s most successful programs. For more information, visit www.indianacountyparks.org.

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