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IT'S HAPPENING HERE

on April 27, 2014 1:45 AM

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

TODAY

• “It’s a Wonderful World” will be shown at 1 p.m. at the Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St. This 1939 production stars Jimmy Stewart, Claudette Colbert and Edgar Kennedy. A screwball comedy with Colbert as a runaway poetess and Stewart as a fugitive chased by cops. For more information, visit www.jimmy.org.

• IUP Bands in Concert, featuring the concert band and brass ensemble, will perform at 2 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center. They’ll present a musical afternoon led by Stephanie Caulder, Jason Worzbyt and Christian Dickinson.

For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.

• The Indiana Symphonic Winds in Concert will perform at 7 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center. The ensemble is affiliated with the newly created Community Music School.

For more information, call (724) 357-2391.

April 29

• The Todd Bird Club will meet for a Yellow Creek State Park Outing at 8 a.m. at the park office, 170 Route 259, Penn Run. Everyone, from beginner to expert birder, is welcome. If you have questions, contact Lee Carnahan at (724) 388-4667 or Roger or Margaret Higbee at (724) 354-3493.

• The HoodleBug Brass, IUP’s brass quintet in residence, will perform at 7 p.m. in Room 121, Cogswell Hall, IUP. Student quintets will perform at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/lively arts.

• The Trans-Allegheny Trail’s “Trail Town Kick-off” event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Saltsburg Borough Building, 320 Point St., Saltsburg. Learn how your community and businesses can get involved in becoming a trail town. RSVP to the event by contacting Will at wprince@progressfund.org or (724) 216-9160, ext. 318.

April 30

The Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, 711 Pratt Drive, White Township, will hold Family Feud at 7:30 p.m. in the Ed Fry Arena. Tickets are $41.50, $32 and $27. For more information, visit www.kovalchickcomplex.com.

May 1

The IUP Trumpet Ensemble, under the direction of Kevin Eisensmith, will perform a variety of works at 8 p.m. in Room 121, Cogswell Hall. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.

May 2

• The Kiwanis Club will hold a Trivia Night at 6 p.m. at the Rustic Lodge, Oakland Avenue, White Township. There will be cash prizes, a basket auction and gift certificates. Entry is $30 per person and includes free food, beer and soda. For more information, call (724) 349-6302.

• Jake Owen’s Days of Gold Tour will come to the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, 711 Pratt Drive, White Township, at 7 p.m. The evening will feature opening acts Parmalee and The Cadillac Three. For more information, visit www.kovalchickcomplex.com.

May 2 and 3

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 is available. Call (724) 254-4649 for more information.

May 2

The IUP Music Theater and Opera Workshop will hold a concert at 8 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, second floor of Sutton Hall, IUP. Under the direction of IUP voice faculty, workshop students will perform a variety of works in the music theater and opera genre. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.

May 3

• The YMCA’s fourth annual Spring Clean Out will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 60 N. Ben Franklin Road, White Township. Set up will begin at 6:30 a.m. Vendor spots are available. For more information, call (724) 463-9622.

• Smicksburg’s Spring Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit area businesses brimming with new merchandise. For more information, visit www.smicksburg.net.

• A Community Baby Shower will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at the Indiana Free Library, 845 Philadelphia St. New and expecting parents are invited to attend. For more information, visit (724) 465-8841.

• The fifth annual Authors of Indiana County and Beyond will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at Windgate Winery, 1998 Hemlock Acres Road, Smicksburg. More than 25 authors will be present for meet-and-greet opportunities. For more information, visit www.windgatevineyards.com.

• IUP’s Jazz Festival will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center. Featuring the Honors Jazz Band, the IUP Jazz Band, led by Keith Young, and the IUP Jazz Ensemble, led by Kevin Eisensmith, will perform a gala concert and will be joined by special guest conductor Alan Baylock. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.

• The First Unitarian Church’s annual spring “Cinco de Mayo” Goods and Services Auction will be held beginning at 6 p.m. at the church, 285 Twolick Drive, White Township. Michael R. Charnego, auctioneer, will be at the event. There will be door prizes and Mexican-themed snacks, a variety of beverages will be available for a small donation. For more information, visit www.first uu-indianapa.org/auction/.

May 4

• The Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club will hold a Morel Mushroom Walk from noon to 4 p.m. at the Pine Ridge County Park, Burrell Township. Slides will illustrate morels as well as poisonous look-alikes. Proper cleaning, storing and cooking techniques will be covered. After small group walks, participants will re-group to identify all the mushrooms that were found. Registration is required by calling (724) 463-8636.

For more information, visit www.indianacountyparks.org.

• “Past, Present, Future: IUP Voices,” will be held at 3 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center. Under the direction of Ryan Beeken, this concert features the University Chorale, Chamber Singers, Chorus and Alumni Choir. The groups will also be led by guest conductor Dr. Nancy Menk.

For more information, visit www. iup.edu/livelyarts.

• Lively Arts will present “Pipe Dreams” at 8 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center. David Martynuik, director, and Christine Clewell, organist, will collaborate on a concert featuring music for pipe organ with orchestra.

For more information, visit www. iup.edu/livelyarts.

May 6

The Todd Bird Club will meet for a Yellow Creek State Park Outing at 8 a.m. at Yellow Creek State Park, Penn Run.

Meet at the park office. Everyone, from beginner to expert birder, is welcome.

If you have questions, contact Lee Carnahan at (724) 388-4667 or Roger or Margaret Higbee at (724) 354-3493.

May 9 to 11

• The Indiana Players will present “Remember Mama” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St. Mama, with the help of her husband and Uncle Chris, brings up the children in their modest San Francisco home during the early 1900s.

For more information, visit www.indianaplayers.com.

May 11

A Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk and Tea will be held at 2 p.m. at Blue Spruce Park’s Lakeside center, 1128 Blue Spruce Park, near Ernest. Join Cindy for a walk around the park identifying wildflowers and their uses. Registration is required by calling (724) 463-8636.

May 13

The Todd Bird Club will meet for a Yellow Creek State Park Outing at 8 a.m. at Yellow Creek State Park. Meet at the park office. Everyone, from beginner to expert birder, is welcome. If you have questions, contact Lee Carnahan at (724) 388-4667 or Roger or Margaret Higbee at (724) 354-3493.

May 16

Homer City United Methodist Church will host “The Ball Brothers” at 6 p.m. at Homer-Center High School’s auditorium, 70 Wildcat Lane, Center Township. Tickets are $15 and children under 12 can enter for free with a paying adult. Tickets are available by phone at (724) 541-6887 and at the Meadows and S&T Bank’s Homer City branch.

May 16 to 18

The Indiana Players will present “Remember Mama” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St. Mama, with the help of her husband and Uncle Chris, brings up the children in their modest San Francisco home during the early 1900s. For more information, visit www.indianaplayers.com.

May 16 and 17

The May Mart Flower and Craft Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at S&T Bank Arena, 497 East Pike, White Township. There will be flowers, crafts and food. For more information, visit indianagardenclub.com.

May 17

A presentation on Lyme disease will be held at 10 a.m. at Yellow Creek State Park’s Environmental Learning Center, 170 Route 259, Penn Run. Lyme disease is becoming very prevalent in our area. Learn how it is transmitted, how to recognize the symptoms and most importantly how to protect yourself. For more information, call (724) 357-7913.

May 19

The Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Immunization Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Indiana County State Health Center, 75 N. Second St. You are eligible for vaccinations at low or no cost if you are underinsured (your insurance does not cover the vaccine) or uninsured. The maximum cost of a vaccine is $5, payable by check or money order only. For more information, call (724) 354-3493.

May 20

The Todd Bird Club will meet for a Yellow Creek State Park Outing at 8 a.m. at Yellow Creek State Park, Penn Run. Meet at the park office. Everyone, from beginner to expert birder, is welcome. If you have questions, contact Lee Carnahan at (724) 388-4667 or Roger or Margaret Higbee at (724) 354-3493.

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