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IT'S HAPPENING HERE

on May 04, 2014 1:45 AM

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

TODAY

• 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.

• The Indiana County Humane Society’s annual Flea Market will be held from noon to 4 at the Indiana County Fairgrounds, 700 Carter Ave., White Township. Come out and search from some treasures and support the Humane Society. For more information, call (724) 465-7387.

• The Jimmy Stewart Museum will show “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” at 1 p.m. at the museum, 835 Philadelphia St. The film stars Jimmy Stewart, Jean Arthur and Edward Arnold. For more information, visit www.jimmy.org.

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 “I 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.

• Straight No Chaser will perform at 7 p.m. at the Kovalchick Complex, 711 Pratt Drive, White Township. The 10-member group has emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan base, numerous national television appearances and proven success with CD releases. For more information, visit (800) 298-4200 or visit www.kovalchickcomplex.com.

May 13

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 15 to 18

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Super Circus Heroes will come to the Kovalchick Complex, White Township, at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday. The circus will showcase wonders from the marvelous to the magnificent.

For more information, visit www.kovalchickcomplex.com.

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 “I 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 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.

• The Buddy Mack Band will perform from 5 to 9 p.m. at Walnut Hill Winery, 638 Turner Drive, Burrell Township. No off-site alcohol is permitted, only WHW products. For more information, visit (724) 459-0132 or visit www.walnuthillwinery.com.

• Armed Forces Day, sponsored by Senior Life, will begin at 9 a.m., when a 5K Run/Walk begins at Senior Care, 1220 Wayne Ave.The events are to enrich the lives of America’s veterans through their communities through physical and social activities. A bike, car and truck show will begin at noon at First Summit Church, White Township. For more information, visit http://indianaroadrunners.com.

May 17 and 18

• Allegheny Highlands SCCA will hold Auto-x events 3 and 4 at 9 a.m. This is a timed automobile competition. Any car or two-wheel drive truck is eligible to participate. The event costs $25 for SCCA members, $35 for non-SCCA members. For more information, call (724) 549-7018 or visit ahr-acca.com/

• The Jimmy Stewart Museum will show “The Mortal Storm” at 1 p.m. at the museum, 835 Philadelphia St. The movie stars Jimmy Stewart, Margaret Sullavan and Robert Young. For more information, visit www.jimmy.org.

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.

May 24

• The Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival will be held beginning at 11 a.m. at IRMC Park, North Seventh Street. The lineup includes the Poogie Bell Band with special guest Sean Jones, Sonny Landreth, The ChopShop, Dad Band, The Electromotives, Jukehouse Bombers, The Old Masters with special guest Laura Ferguson and the Westsylvania All-Star High School Jazz Band. For more information, visit westsylvaniajazzandblues.org.

• Bow-Wow Bingo will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Indiana Eagles Club, 420 Philadelphia St., benefiting the Indiana County Humane Society. There is a guaranteed jackpot. Tickets are available at the door for $35 per packet, $25 per packet or $15 per packet. For more information, call (724) 465-7387.

This information is provided by the Indiana County Tourist Bureau.

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