INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
December 19, 2013 10:50 AM
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ART/MUSEUM EXHIBITS

The Indiana Art Association presents through March 8:

• “Portraits from the Silver Screen,” 19 charcoal and graphite drawings from the early days of Hollywood by Dayas Silvis, in the Urgi Care facility at Indiana Regional Medical Center

• “Potpourri,” a mix of photography, fiber art, paintings, collages and drawings, by Trish Dodson, Ambulatory Surgical Center, IRMC

• “Blendship.” IAA artists exhibit together with acrylic paintings by Julie Knox, photography by Heather Russell, an oil painting by Gloria Doze-Czworka and collages by Hillary Brunwald and Heather Lipe, 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:

• Indiana Open Arts Exhibit, Saturday through Jan. 11. The show is sponsored by the Indiana Art Association, the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Garden Club.

• 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 the county’s history of 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.

DANCE

Mountainview Square Dance Club hosts round and square dancing at 7:30 p.m. Fridays in the Blairsville High School cafeteria. Couples and singles who do modern western square dancing are welcome. For more information, call (724) 465-2753 or go to www.mountainviewsquares.com.

Thunderbolts Square Dance Club sponsors A-1 and A-2 dancing at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Blairsville High School cafeteria. Couples and singles who do advanced dancing are welcome. For more information, call (724) 388-1909.

ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Wayne Avenue, White Township, will present:

• B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday

• The Harlem Globetrotters, 7 p.m. Dec. 27

• The Fresh Beat Band, 5 p.m. Jan. 19

• Justin Moore, 7 p.m. Feb. 12, with Randy Houser and Josh Thompson

For more information, go to www.kovalchickcomplex.com or call (800) 298-4200.

FAIRS/FESTIVALS

Festival of Lights, through Jan. 1, Blue Spruce Park, near Ernest. See more than 80 light displays including animation, during a 2-mile drive around the lake.

Hours are 5:30 to 10 p.m. Visit with Santa in the gift shop from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, go to www.indianacountyparks.org.

FILM

The Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a 1946 production starring Stewart and Donna Reed at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 4 in the third-floor theater. An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he never existed.

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.”

For more information, call (724) 349-6112 or go to www.jimmy.org.

THEATER

The Indiana Players will present the following shows in Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St.:

• “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

• “You Can’t Take it with You,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-8 and 14-15, and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16.

• “A Woman Called Truth,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21-22 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23. A staged dramatic reading of the Sojourner Truth story in recognition of Black History Month.

• “Glengarry Glen Ross,” 7:30 p.m. March 28-29 and April 4-5, and 2:30 p.m. March 30 and April 6.

• “I Remember Mama,” 7:30 p.m. May 9-10 and 16-17, and 2:30 p.m. May 11 and 18.

For reservations, call (724) 464-0725. Tickets can be purchased online at www.indianaplayers.com.

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