IT'S HAPPENING HERE
November 24, 2013 1:49 AM

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

Today

The Jimmy Stewart Museum will present “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 1 p.m. in the museum theater on the third floor of 835 Philadelphia St. The movie stars James Stewart and Donna Reed. For more information, visit www.jimmy.org.

Nov. 28 to Dec. 1

The Festival of Lights will be open from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Blue Spruce Park, 1128 Blue Spruce Road, near Ernest. Look at more than 80 light displays, including animation, as you drive through the park on a two-mile route around the lake. For more information, visit www.indianacountyparks.org.

Nov. 29 to Dec. 1

The Christmas Thyme Shop in Strongstown will be open at 14729 Route 422. Refreshments will be served at this 65-square-foot hall filled with holiday gifts, decorations, antiques and decorated silk wreaths. Christmas trees will also be available. For more information, call (724) 349-6293.

Nov. 30 to Dec. 1

Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farms Family Fun will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Christmas Tree Farm, 1803 Fleming Road, Armstrong Township. Cut down a fresh tree; enjoy the gift shop. For more information, visit www.flemingschristmastrees.com.

 

Dec. 3 to 8

The Lively Arts will present “A Christmas Carol” at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday on Waller Hall Mainstage, IUP. Charles Dickens’ classic tale of redemption is told with magical wonder by the many characters of Dickens. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.

 

Dec. 3

The Lively Arts will present “Rhythmic Circus” at 7 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP, infusing their unpredictable blend of hard-hitting tap, high-spirited humor and finger-snapping tunes. For more information, visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts.

Dec. 5

The Evergreen Garden Club’s 2013 Tinsel Time luncheon will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rustic Lodge, 2199 Oakland Ave., White Township. Boutique shopping, lunch, a floral program, door prizes and entertainment by the Indi-Annas will be featured. Tickets are $20 per person. For more information, call (724) 463-7628.

Dec. 5 to 8

Blue Spruce Park’s Festival of Lights will be held from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the park, 1128 Blue Spruce Road, near Ernest. Look at more than 80 light displays, including animation, as you drive through the park on a two-mile route around the lake. For more information, visit www.indianacountyparks.org.

Dec. 6

Light-Up Night in Homer City will begin at 6 p.m. downtown and feature a craft bazaar, parade and bonfire. Visit with Santa at the Homer City Fire Hall. For more information, call (724) 479-2184.

Dec. 6 to 8

Annual Christmas Stories, starring the Parlor Players, will be told at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Dillweed Bed and Breakfast, 7453 Route 403, Dilltown. The cost is $16 per person. Advance RSVP and payment are required by calling (814) 446-6465 or by visiting www.dillweedinc.com.

Dec. 7

• Trees for Troops Day will be held at Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farm, 1803 Fleming Road, Armstrong Township, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cut down a fresh tree; enjoy the gift shop.

For more information, visit www.flemingschristmastrees.com.

• Have Breakfast with Santa at 10 a.m. at the Chestnut Ridge Resort’s London Ballroom, 132 Pine Ridge Road, Burrell Township. In addition to a visit from Santa, there will be a breakfast buffet, cookie decorating and an opportunity for a commemorative photo. Tickets ($13.95) are required; children under 4 are free. For reservations, call (724) 459-7191, ext. 111.

• The First Unitarian Universalist Church will hold a Holiday Bazaar, Caf← and Bake Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 285 Twolick Drive, White Township. Local artisans, children’s crafts, holiday cards, homemade soup and waffles will be featured. For more information, call (724) 349-2776 or visit www.firstuu-indianapa.org.

• Blairsville will hold Light-Up Night at 6 p.m. and will include at tree lighting, Santa’s arrival, luminaries, a treat bag for children, kettle corn, s’mores and hot cocoa by a bonfire.

For more information, call (724) 459-9100.

Dec. 7 and 8

• The Jimmy Stewart Museum will present “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 1 p.m. in the museum theater on the third floor of 835 Philadelphia St. The movie stars James Stewart and Donna Reed. For more information, visit www.jimmy.org.

• Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farms Family Fun will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1803 Fleming Road, Armstrong Township. Cut down a fresh tree; enjoy the gift shop. For more information, visit www.flemingschristmastrees.com.

Dec. 8

• Three Classic Fairy tales will be presented at 1 p.m. and at 4 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, 711 Pratt Drive, White Township. Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they take audiences on a captivating journey and magically bring to life three timeless fairy-tale adventures. Visit www.kovalchickcomplex.com.

• The Allegheny Highlands Region SCCA Road Rally will be held at 11 a.m. with registration at Clem’s Caf←, 1985 Route 22, east of Blairsville. The White Cat Poker Rally will run approximately 75 miles on paved roads. The cost is $35 by Saturday or $40 thereafter. For more information, call (412) 298-2283.

 

Dec. 11

IUP Tuba Christmas will begin at 7 p.m. at the Indiana Mall, 2334 Oakland Ave., White Township. This annual musical event includes more than 75 tuba players playing your favorite holiday songs. For more information, visit www.indianamallpa.com.

Dec. 12 to Jan. 1

Blue Spruce Park’s Festival of Lights will be open from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the park, 1129 Blue Spruce Road, near Ernest. Look at more than 80 light displays, including animation, as you drive through the park on a two-mile route around the lake. For more information, visit www.indianacountyparks.org.

 

Dec. 13 to 15

“Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge,” a musical parody of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” will be presented by the Indiana Players at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St. For more information, visit www.indianaplayers.com.

Dec. 14

Thistle and Pine’’s Holiday House will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 7570 Route 119 North, Marion Center. For more information, call (724) 397-2442 or visit www.thistleandpine.com.

Dec. 14 and 15

• Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farms Family Fun will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1803 Fleming Road, Armstrong Township. Cut down a fresh tree; enjoy the gift shop. For more information, visit www.flemingschristmastrees.com.

• The Jimmy Stewart Museum will present “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 1 p.m. in the museum theater on the third floor of 835 Philadelphia St. The movie stars James Stewart and Donna Reed. For more information, visit www.jimmy.org.

• A Sports Card Show will be held at the Indiana Mall, 2334 Oakland Ave., White Township. Buy, sell, trade.

For more information, visit www.indianamallpa.com.

Dec. 20

B.E. Taylor will perform a holiday concert for the entire family at 7:30 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, 711 Pratt Drive, White Township. For tickets and more information, visit www.kovalchickcomplex.com.

 

Dec. 20 to 22

“Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge,” a musical parody of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” will be presented by the Indiana Players at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St. For more information, visit www.indianaplayers.com.

 

Dec. 21 to 22

• Fleming’s Christmas Tree Farms Family Fun will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1803 Fleming Road, Armstrong Township. Cut down a fresh tree; enjoy the gift shop. For more information, visit www.flemingschristmastrees.com.

• The Jimmy Stewart Museum will present “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 1 p.m. at the museum on the third floor of 835 Philadelphia St. The movie stars James Stewart and Donna Reed. For more information, visit www.jimmy.org.

 

Dec. 27

The Harlem Globetrotters will perform from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, White Township. For more information, visit www.kovalchickcomplex.com.

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