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TODAY, AUG. 25

• “Shenandoah” will be shown at 1 p.m. at the Jimmy Stewart Museum on the third floor of 835 Philadelphia St. The 1965 production stars Jimmy Stewart, Katherine Ross and Doug McClure.

For more information, visit www.jimmy.org.

• A Tree Identification Contest will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Yellow Creek State Park’s Environmental Learning Center, 170 Route 259, Penn Run. Thanks to the generosity of Pikes Peak Nursery, two $40 gift certificates will be awarded to the winners of this year’s ninth annual Tree Identification Contest. For more information, call (724) 357-7913.

Aug. 25 to 31

The 151st Indiana County Fair will be held at J.S. Mack Community Park, White Township. The weeklong event offers local farmers, 4-H and FFA members, and others the opportunity to show their livestock, crafts, baked goods and more in numerous competitions.

Other events include tractor pulls, Band Night, demolition derbies, entertainment, carnival rides and food. Singer Craig Campbell will perform on Monday.

For more information, call (724) 479-8282 or visit www.indianacountyfair.com.

Aug. 28

The Indiana County Farmers Market will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the corner of South Eighth and Church streets. Fresh local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, potted plants, live music, local chefs and community booths will be featured.

Aug. 30

• Al Craige will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St. For more information, visit www.theartistshandgallery.com.

• A summer-themed Labor Day Party will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak St. A fried chicken dinner and karaoke are planned. Tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance by calling (724) 465-2697.

Aug. 31

• The Indiana County Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the corner of South Eighth and Church streets. Fresh local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, potted plants, live music, local chefs and community booths will be featured.

• The Jimmy Stewart Museum will present “Rear Window” at 1 p.m. today and Sunday at the Jimmy Stewart Museum on the third floor of 835 Philadelphia St. This production stars Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly and Thelma Ritter. For more information, visit www.jimmy.org.

• Solar Car Races will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. at Yellow Creek State Park’s Environmental Learning Center, 170 Route 259, Penn Run. Students will learn the importance of the sun in creating solar energy and how photovoltaic cells can convert solar energy into electricity. Afterward, students will build solar cars and race them. For more information, call (724) 357-7913.

• A Sunset Tea Cruise will begin at 7 p.m. at the boat rental area of Yellow Creek State Park. 170 Route 259, Penn Run. Enjoy a relaxing cruise on Yellow Creek. Seating is limited to the first 10 participants and is $10 per person. Registration is required by calling (724) 357-7913.

Sept. 2 to 7

The Ox Hill Fair will be held on Route 85 west of Plumville. This community fair features carnival rides, food, entertainment, agricultural displays, animal exhibits and a tractor pull.

Sept. 3

Faculty and Guest Artist Recital: Linda Jennings joins Chindarat Charoenwongse with music by American composers, featuring new works by Perlongo, Magrill and White at 8 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, second floor, Sutton Hall, IUP. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.

Sept. 4

The Indiana County Farmers Market will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the corner of South Eighth and Church streets. Fresh local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, potted plants, live music, local chefs and community booths will be featured.

Sept. 5

A farmers market will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Strongstown Homecoming and Historical Society, 14729 Route 422, Strongstown. Baked goods, herbs, fresh produce, sauces, seasonings, bedding plants, perennials, annuals and crafts will be available. For more information, call (814) 322-7586.

Sept. 6 and 7

The first Northern Appalachian Folk Festival will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Indiana. There will be entertainment, workshops, art exhibits, food vendors and more. For more information, call (724) 357-2734 or visit www.northernappfolkfest.org/things-to-do/.

Sept. 7

• The Indiana County Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the corner of South Eighth and Church streets. Fresh local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, potted plants, live music, local chefs and community booths will be featured.

• Jerry and the Bone Tones will perform from 5 to 9 p.m. at Walnut Hill Winery, 638 Turner Drive, Burrell Township. No off-site alcohol is permitted. There is a $4 cover charger per person. For more information, call (724) 357-0132 or visit www.walnuthillwinery.com.

Sept. 9

The Cookport Fair, Green Township’s community fair, will be in Cookport. Agricultural displays and competitions, animals and craft exhibits, rides and entertainment will be featured throughout the week. For more information, call (724) 254-1445 or visit www.cookportfair.com.

Sept. 11

The Indiana County Farmers Market will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the corner of South Eighth and Church streets. Fresh local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, potted plants, live music, local chefs and community booths will be featured.

Sept. 12

A farmers market will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Strongstown Homecoming and Historical Society, 14729 Route 422, Strongstown. Baked goods, herbs, fresh produce, sauces, seasonings, bedding plants, perennials, annuals and crafts will be available. For more information, call (814) 322-7586.

Sept. 13

Lovin’ Downtown Every Second, a free event sponsored by Downtown Indiana, will begin at 5 p.m. Downtown Indiana invites families, friends and neighbors to enjoy artists, musicians and once-a-month sales in the downtown area. For more information, call (724) 463-6110 or visit www.downtownindiana.org.

Sept. 13 to 15

The Indiana Players will present “Sylvia” at 7:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St. The play is about a dog, the couple who adopts her and the drama that results. For more information, call (724) 464-0725 or visit www.indianaplayers.com.

Sept. 14

• The Indiana County Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the corner of South Eighth and Church streets. Fresh local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, potted plants, live music, local chefs and community booths will be featured.

• A Car Cruise will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Sears parking lot at the Indiana Mall, 2334 Oakland Ave., White Township. There will be door prizes and music by DJ Jerry B. For more information, visit www.indianamallpa.com.

• Learn about the wonderful owls that prowl the night woods in Pennsylvania at the “Owl Prowl” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Yellow Creek State Park, Penn Run. For more information, call (724) 357-7913.

Sept. 14 and 15

• The Allegheny Highlands Region SCCA will begin at 9 a.m. at WyoTech Blairsville, 500 Innovation Drive, Burrell Township. SCCA Solo II, or Autocross, is a timed competitive driving event. Almost any street-legal car (no trucks, except 2wd, vans or SUVs) are eligible to participate. The cost is $25 for SCCA members. For more information, visit www.ahr-scca.com.

• The Smicksburg Apple Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday in downtown Smicksburg. There will be apple butter making demonstrations, apple cider making demonstrations and locally grown apples for sale. For more information, call (814) 257-0192 or www.smicksburg.net.

Sept. 15

The Annual Punxsutawney Region AACA Car Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marion Center Community Park. Food, door prizes and entertainment will be featured. For more information, call (724) 479-9345.

Sept. 18

The Indiana County Farmers Market will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the corner of South Eighth and Church streets. Fresh local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, potted plants, live music, local chefs and community booths will be featured.

Sept. 19

• A farmers market will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Strongstown Homecoming and Historical Society, 14729 Route 422, Strongstown. Baked goods, herbs, fresh produce, sauces, seasonings, bedding plants, perennials, annuals and crafts will be available. For more information, call (814) 322-7586.

• “Intensity” will be performed by the IUP Percussion Chamber Ensemble at 8 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall on the second floor of Sutton Hall, IUP. This group will perform chamber compositions for percussion instruments under the direction of Michael Kingan. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.

Sept. 20 to 22

The 45th Annual Newman Used Book Sale will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Thomas More University Parish and Catholic Student Center, 1200 Oakland Ave. Stock up on books and other media material. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, call (724) 463-2277 or visit www.stmup.org.

Sept. 21

• The Indiana County Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on the corner of South Eighth and Church streets. Fresh local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, potted plants, live music, local chefs and community booths will be featured.

• The 55th Annual Fall 2013 Coin Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at S&T Bank Arena, 497 East Pike, White Township. Sponsored by the Indiana Coin Club, the show will feature 36 tables manned by coin dealers. The Coins for Kids program is at 1 p.m. For more details, call (724) 254-2471.

• Learn about honeybees and pollination at 10 a.m. at Yellow Creek State Park’s Environmental Learning Center, Penn Run. Bill Stancombe will discuss why honeybees are fascinating and important insects. Register by calling (724) 357-7913.

• Off Limits will perform from 5 to 9 p.m. at Walnut Hill Winery, 638 Turner Drive, Burrell Township. No off-site alcohol is permitted. There is a $4 per person cover charge. For more information, call (724) 459-0132 or visit www.walnuthillwinery.com.

• Masks, Music, A Night in Venice, a gala, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. in the University Museum and Blue Room, Sutton Hall, IUP. This year’s gala recreates a night in contemporary Venice with fine art, music, dinner and dancing. Reservations are required. Visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.

Sept. 21 and 22

Georgette’s Herb Garden and Antiques Harvest Party and Farmers Market will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at 428 Laurel Run Road, Penn Run. For more information, call (724) 349-6293.

Sept. 24

Cirque Musica will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at the Kovalchick Complex, 711 Pratt Drive, White Township. Cirque Musica is a new concert and visual experience for the entire family, blending the grace and daredevil athleticism of today’s greatest circus performers with the sensory majesty of the greatest music of all time. For more information, call (724) 357-5205 or visit www.kovalchickcomplex.com.

Sept. 25

The Indiana County Farmers Market will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on the corner of South Eighth and Church streets. Fresh local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, potted plants, live music, local chefs and community booths will be featured.

 

All information for this column is provided by the Indiana County Tourist Bureau. All dates and times are subject to change.

For more information, call the tourist bureau at (724) 463-7505.

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