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IT'S HAPPENING HERE

on May 18, 2014 1:45 AM

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

TODAY

• The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Super Circus Heroes will perform at the Kovalchick Complex, 711 Pratt Drive, White Township, at 1 p.m. The circus will showcase wonders from the marvelous to the magnificent.

For more information, visit www.kovalchickcomplex.com.

• Christ Our Savior Orthodox Church will serve a Chicken and Holupki Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the church on the corner of Tanoma Road and Route 286, Rayne Township. Dinners for adults are $10, dinners for children ages 5 to 12 are $3 and children under the age of 4 eat for free. For more information, call (724) 463-1535.

• The Indiana Players will present “I Remember Mama” 2:30 p.m. 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 and tickets, visit www.indianaplayers.com.

• Allegheny Highlands SCCA will hold Auto-x Events 3 and 4 at 9 a.m. at WyoTech, Burrell Township. This is a timed automobile competition. Any car or two-wheel-drive truck is eligible to participate. The event costs $25 for SCCA members and $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 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.

• Jimmy Stewart’s Birthday Celebration will be held at noon at the Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St. There will be birthday cake and lemonade as well as a special documentary showing that will help the museum honor James Stewart on his birthday. For more information, visit www.jimmy.org.

May 21

“Anonymous People,” a feature film about the 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery and the movement seeking to decipher the answers to the drug problem, will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Indiana Theater. The film explores new ways to deal with the burden society has in dealing with crime, health care treatment and the need for education of families. For more information, call (724) 388-5326.

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 westsylvania jazzandblues.org.

May 24 to 26

• The Jimmy Stewart Museum will show “The Shop Around the Corner” at 1 p.m. at the theater, 835 Philadelphia St. The movie starts Jimmy Stewart, Margaret Sullavan and Frank Morgan. For more information, visit www.jimmy.org.

May 26

• A Ridgetop Trail Hike will be held from 9 to 11 a.m . at Yellow Creek State Park. Meet at the Ridgetop Trail Head at the main day-use area to join the park naturalist in celebrating Hiking Week on this 2-mile hike. Feel free to pack a snack, binoculars, walking sticks or whatever suits your walking style. For more information, call (724) 357-7913.

• Yellow Creek State Park’s Fish for Free Day will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the park’s boat rental area. For more information, call (724) 357-7913.

May 27

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 31

• Hiram and the Walkers will perform from 5 to 9 p.m. at Walnut Hill Winery, 638 Turner Drive, Burrell Township. No off-site alcohol is permitted. For more information, visit (724) 459-0132 or visit www.walnut hillwinery. com.

• The Artists Hand Gallery will hold Children’s Make and Take Workshops from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 1:30 p.m. at the gallery, 732 Philadelphia St. Ziaojie Zheng will give a lesson on paper folding and create simple and beautiful origami pieces.

The workshops are for children ages 6 to 13.

For more information, visit www.theartistshandgallery.com.

• A presentation on Abandoned Mine Drainage: Origins and Treatment, by Adam Cotchen, will be held at 10 a.m. at the Waterworks Conservation Area of the Indiana County Conservation District. For registration and directions, call (724) 463-8636.

• A presentation on the Snakes of Pennsylvania will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the North Shore Amphitheater of Yellow Creek State Park, Penn Run. Don’t let their scales and appearance fool you. Snakes play an important role in the environment. Live snakes will be on hand. Park in the North Shore Pavilion. For more information, call (724) 357-7913.

• The 20th Relay for Life of Indiana County will begin at 4 p.m. at the White Township Recreation Complex on East Pike Road. The luminaria lighting ceremony will begin at 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.relayforlife.org/paindiana.

• A presentation on the Owls of Pennsylvania will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. at the North Shore Amphitheater of Yellow Creek State Park, Penn Run. For more information, call (724) 357-7913.

May 31 and June 1

“No Time for Comedy” will be shown at 1 p.m. at the Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St. The movie stars Jimmy Stewart, Rosalind Russell and Charles Ruggles. For more information, visit www.jimmy.org.

June 6 to 8

Saltsburg Canal Days will be held beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. The three-day festival includes a quilt show, duck race, flag retirement ceremony, parade, crafts, food vendors, live entertainment and fireworks. For more information, call (724) 639-9413.

June 7

• The Indiana County Farmers’ Market will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Wayne Avenue, White Township, across from the Kovalchick Complex, in the old BiLo parking lot. Fresh local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, potted plants, live music and local chefs as well as community booths will be at the market. For more information, visit www.indianafarmersmarket.blogspot.com.

• Strawberry Saturday will be held in Smicksburg from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the shops and enjoy strawberries in all different varieties. For more information, visit www. smicksburg.net.

• Sugar Mountain will perform from 5 to 9 p.m. at Walnut Hill Winery, 638 Turner Drive, Burrell Township. No off-site alcohol is permitted.

For more information, call (724) 459-0132 or visit www.walnuthillwinery.com.

June 8

Mike Shaffer will hold a Salamander Safari from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Yellow Creek State Park’s Environmental Learning Center, 170 Route 259, east of Penn Run. Explore Laurel Run for salamanders and other critters. For more information, call (724) 357-7913.

June 11

• The Indiana County Farmers’ Market will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Church and Eighth streets. Fresh local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, potted plants, live music and local chefs as well as community booths will be at the market.

For more information, visit www.indianafarmersmarket.blogspot.com.

June 12

The Strongstown Community Market will be open from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the old schoolhouse on Route 422 in Strongstown. Local, fresh produce, baked goods and crafts will be available. For more information, call (814) 243-0289.

This information is provided by the Indiana County Tourist Bureau. Events are subject to change in time and place.

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