IT'S HAPPENING HERE
May 11, 2014 1:44 AM

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

TODAY

• The Indiana Players will present “I Remember Mama” at 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, visit www.indianaplayers.com.

• A Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk and Tea will be held at 2 p.m. at Blue Spruce Park’s Lakeside Center, 1128 Blue Spruce Park, near Ernest. Registration is required by calling (724) 463-8636.

• Straight No Chaser will perform at 7 p.m. at the Kovalchick Complex, 711 Pratt Drive, White Township. The 10-member group has emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan base, numerous national television appearances and proven success with CD releases. For more information, visit (800) 298-4200 or visit www.kovalchickcomplex.com.

May 13

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 15 to 18

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Super Circus Heroes will come to the Kovalchick Complex, 711 Pratt Drive, White Township, at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, and at 1 p.m. Sunday. The circus will showcase wonders from the marvelous to the magnificent. For more information, visit www.kovalchickcomplex.com.

May 16

Homer City United Methodist Church will host “The Ball Brothers” at 6 p.m. at Homer-Center High School’s auditorium, 70 Wildcat Lane, Center Township. Tickets are $15 and children under 12 can enter for free with a paying adult. Tickets are available by phone at (724) 541-6887 and at the Meadows and S&T Bank’s Homer City branch.

May 16 to 18

The Indiana Players will present “I Remember Mama” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday 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, visit www.indianaplayers.com.

May 16 and 17

The May Mart Flower and Craft Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at S&T Bank Arena, 497 East Pike, White Township. There will be flowers, crafts and food. For more information, visit indianagardenclub.com.

May 17

• A presentation on Lyme disease will be held at 10 a.m. at Yellow Creek State Park’s Environmental Learning Center, 170 Route 259, Penn Run. Lyme disease is becoming prevalent in our area. Learn how it is transmitted, how to recognize the symptoms and, most importantly, how to protect yourself.

For more information, call (724) 357-7913.

• The Buddy Mack Band 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.walnuthillwinery.com.

• Armed Forces Day, sponsored by Senior Life, will begin at 9 a.m., with a 5K Run/Walk beginning at Senior Care, 1220 Wayne Ave. A bike, car and truck show will begin at noon at First Summit Church, White Township. For more information, visit indianaroadrunners.com.

May 17 and 18

• 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, $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.

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 westsylvaniajazzandblues.org.

• Bow-Wow Bingo will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Indiana Eagles Club, 420 Philadelphia St., benefiting the Indiana County Humane Society. There is a guaranteed jackpot. Tickets are available at the door for $35 per packet, $25 per packet or $15 per packet. For more information, call (724) 465-7387.

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 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.walnuthillwinery.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.

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. on Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and noon on 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.

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

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