The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present:
• Open studio for artists, 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 22 and 29; Nov. 12, 19 and 26; and Dec. 10 and 17. A monetary donation for use of the space is appreciated.
For more information, go to www.theartistshandgallery.com. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Historical Society of the Blairsville Area, 116 E. Campbell St., presents a display of Victorian trading cards on exhibit through Nov. 26. This hand-delivered form of advertising was used during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (724) 459-0580 or go to www.blairsvillehistoric.com.
The Indiana Art Association presents through Dec. 6:
• Water drop photography, by Darlene Palmer, in the Urgi Care facility at Indiana Regional Medical Center
• “The Spice of Life,” a series of oil paintings depicting children and other heartwarming scenes, by Dr. Muriel Monroe, Ambulatory Surgical Center, IRMC.
• “Splashes of Color,” abstract paintings from Julie Engelmann’s recent painting class, by artists Candace Joseph, Jan Miles, Heather Lipe and Julieann Knox, The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St.
• “Nature and the World Around Us,” photographs by Heather Russell, Chalice Room, Calvary Presbyterian Church, 695 Church St. Visitors should use the School Street entrance and check in at the downstairs office.
For more information, call (724) 910-1871 or go to www.indianapaartassociation.org.
The Indiana County Historical Museum, 621 Wayne Ave., Indiana, presents the following programs:
• Early cleaning methods, an exhibit focused on antique sweepers, vacuum cleaners and their predecessor, the rug beater.
• “Celebrating 100 Years of Girl Scouting,” an exhibit of uniforms, badges and other Girl Scout memorabilia.
• 150th anniversary of the Civil War display, a look at the soldiers and civilians affected by the War Between the States.
• “The One Room School House in Indiana County,” photographs and artifacts documenting the county’s early schools.
• Continuous exhibits detailing the history of Indiana County, including coal mining, Native Americans and military personnel.
Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. For information, call (724) 463-9600.
Potters Studio Tour, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20, at studios including: JR at The Artists Hand Gallery, Indiana; East Creek Studio, Rochester Mills; Full of Grace Pottery, Indiana; FMS Studio, Indiana; Hedman Pottery, Smicksburg; Wild Apple Pond Studio, Marion Center; Windblown Studio, Rochester Mills; Stoke Hole Pottery, Indiana; Little Mahoning Creek Pottery, Smicksburg; Simple Pieces Pottery, Rochester Mills; and Smicksburg Pottery, Smicksburg. For more information, go to www.potterstour.com or call (724) 286-9741.
The University Museum in Sutton Hall at IUP presents “Layers: Places in Peril,” through Nov. 9.
The museum’s hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 2 to 6:30 p.m.; Thursdays, noon to 7:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday and university holidays. Located on the first floor of IUP’s Sutton Hall, the museum is free and open to the community.
The Indiana Chapter of Sweet Adelines International: The Indi-Anna Chorus, under the direction of Mary Lou McKinney, presents “A Lifetime of Music,” 2 p.m. Oct. 26, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex in White Township. Featured guests include the quartet Frank the Dog, performing “barbershop with a bite,” the Marion Center Area High School chorus and Young Women in Harmony. For advance ticket sales, call (724) 479-0747. For more information visit on the web: www.indi-annas.com/ or www.facebook.com/IndiAnnasChorus.
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Wayne Avenue, White Township, will present:
• Dueling Pianos International, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
• Michael W. Smith, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 3.
• Disney Live!, 1 and 4 p.m., Dec. 8.
• B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20.
For more information, go to www.kovalchickcomplex.com or call (800) 298-4200.
Scary Harry’s Haunted Trail, 7:30 to 11 p.m., Oct. 18 and19, 25 and 26, 210 Long Road, Homer City. Scary Harry’s has two trails in one — one for ages 7 and up and the other for children ages 6 and younger. No one younger than 18 will be admitted without a parent or guardian present. Go to www.scaryharrys.com for more information.
Yarnick’s Haunted House and Pumpkin Patch, 7 to 11 p.m., Oct. 18-20, 25-27, Yarnick’s Farm, 155 Thomas Covered Bridge Road, Armstrong Township. There will be live entertainment, hayrides, games, mazes, a fun house for the kids, Joey’s Famous Haunted House for adults and food. Call (724) 349-3904 for more information.
Fall Fest, 11 a.m. Saturday, Cherrywood Golf Course, 255 Diehl Road, Penn Run. There will be vendors, craft items, baked goods, food and entertainment. There will also be face painting and a bouncy house for children, as well as hayrides to the field to get pumpkins. Also planned is a bonfire and s’more kits for sale. Rounds of golf will be at a discounted price of $5 per round. Dreamlight Photography will be setup to take pictures of families and kids. More info by calling (724) 762-4885 or (724) 388-6554.
Indiana LGBT Film Festival, Sundays in October at 6 p.m. in Stouffer Hall, on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. Scheduled movies are:
• Sunday: “Ian Harvie Superhero” and “The New Black.”
• Oct. 20: Out in the Dark with “America’s Most Unwanted” and “The Maiden and the Princess.”
• Oct. 27: “Geography Club” and “The Perfect Wedding.”
All films are free and open to the public, though donations are accepted in support of the films. The series is sponsored by The Indiana Cares Campaign to End Homophobia.
Visit www.indianacarescampaign.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present the following matinees at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in the third-floor theater:
• Saturday and Sunday, “Bend of the River,” a 1952 production starring Stewart, Julie Adams and Arthur Kennedy.
This Western is about 1840s Oregon with conflict between Stewart, outlaw turned wagon-train scout, and Kennedy, his one-time comrade who steals settlers’ supplies.
• Oct. 19 and 20, “The Greatest Show on Earth,” a 1952 production starring Stewart, Charlton Heston and Betty Hutton. Stewart is cast as circus clown with a mysterious past. It was an Oscar winner for best picture and story.
• Oct. 26 and 27, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” a 1962 production starring Stewart, Vera Miles and John Wayne. Tenderfoot lawyer Stewart helps civilize the West, but needs help from he-man Wayne to do so.
Museum admission: members, free; adults, $7; seniors, military, students with ID, $6; children 7 to 17, $5; children under 7, free. Prices are subject to change without notice. Movies are included with admission to the museum, which is currently hosting the special exhibit “Selections from our Collections.”
Go to www.jimmy.org.
The Lively Arts at IUP will present:
• “The Optimist,” 8 p.m. through Saturday, Waller Hall Mainstage.
• “The Brothers Karamazov,” 8 p.m. Oct. 17-19 and 2 p.m. Oct. 20, Waller Hall Studio Theater.
• Mnozil Brass, 8 p.m., Oct. 18, Fisher Auditorium.
• “The Addams Family,” 8 p.m., Oct. 24, Fisher Auditorium.
• Dance Showcases, 7 p.m., Oct. 25 and 26 and 2 p.m. Oct. 27, Zink Hall Dance Theater. For more information, call (724) 357-2787.