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on July 25, 2013 11:00 AM


The Historical Society of the Blairsville Area, 116 E. Campbell St., presents a summer exhibit, “Blairsville: An Important Stop on the Canal Journey,” through August. The display features pictures, artifacts and model canal boats from the Pennsylvania Canal and the Port of Blairsville from 1829 to 1865. It was part of the Western Division of the Main Line Canal that connected Pittsburgh to Philadelphia.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, call (724) 459-0580 or go to

The Indiana Art Association presents Mosaics of international artist Jerry McClure through August in the Urgi Care facility at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

For more information, call (724) 910-1871 or go to

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, 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.

The University Museum in Sutton Hall at IUP presents “Celebrate Fiber,” a summer exhibition of works by members of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, through Aug. 17.

The museum’s summer hours are Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursdays, 3 to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Located on the first floor of IUP’s Sutton Hall, the museum is free and open to the community.


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) 388-1909 or go to

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.


Concerts in the Park for the summer will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sundays in Memorial Park, Indiana. Scheduled to perform are: Baby In The Cage (folky rock), Sunday; Chuck Potthast & Lynne Jones (favorites), Aug. 4; Jukehouse Bombers (blues), Aug. 11; Andrew Mack (solo acoustic/country), Aug. 18; and 7 Mile Run (country), Aug. 25.

For more information please contact Judy Holliday at (724) 840-7673 or email at

The Center for Community Growth is partnering with the United Mine Workers of America for a community discussion on labor issues in Indiana County and a screening of the film “Capitalism: A Love Story” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Indiana Theater, 637 Philadelphia St., Indiana. This is the sixth and final film in the series, “A New Economy,” designed to increase community awareness of social issues facing residents of Indiana County. Indiana University of Pennsylvania sociology professor Dr. Jim Dougherty will moderate the panel, which will include Ron Baker, from SEIU; Ron Airhart, from UMWA; and Dr. Brandon Vick, IUP labor economist.

Joe Diffie will headline the 39th annual Country Music Show at 1 and 6 p.m., Sunday, at J.S. Mack Community Center in White Township. The Fraternal Order of Police fundraiser includes the regional group NOMAD (North of Mason-Dixon), of Ellwood City, who will open the show, and the band Little Texas. Tickets are on sale at $22.50 in advance or $25 at the door, and proceeds benefit the FOP. For information, call (724) 349-9114.

Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Wayne Avenue, White Township, presents:

• 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 or call (800) 298-4200.


Rock for Life 14, Aug. 2 and 3 at Iselin Ball Field, 1782 Iselin Road, Saltsburg. Headlining the show this year is the band XFactor1, from Columbus, Ohio. Bands scheduled to perform on Aug. 2 are The Molrowers, KGB, 90 Amp Fuse, Slant6, Rockness Monsters and All My Monsters; and on Aug. 3 are Luke & Zack, Terry Lee Spencer, Mustache Serkus, Shattered, The Subnormals, Dimwit, ill Fated, Big House Pete, After the Fall, Skell and XFactor1. Admission is $20 for the weekend. The Leechburg Moose will be selling food and alcohol, but it is also a BYOB event. There will also be other vendors, including tattoos and T-shirts.

24th Annual Shannock Valley Community Festival, today through Saturday, Rural Valley. Events include: third annual weiner dog races at 7 p.m. tonight; parade at 6 p.m. Friday; and a 5K walk/run race at 9 a.m., a mountain bike race at 11 a.m., a poker run at 11:30 a.m. and a car show at 3 p.m. on Saturday. There will also be live entertainment daily and fireworks on July 27. For more information, go to


The Jimmy Stewart Museum will present “Of Human Hearts,” at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The 1938 production starring Stewart, Beulah Bondi and John Carradine. This movie is about family relationships. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man, who ministers to the human soul, while his son Jason yearns to be a doctor, helping people in the earthly realm.

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


The Indiana Players will present “Pocahontas,” Aug. 2-4 and 9-11, with Friday and Saturday shows starting at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St.

Admission is $10, or $8 for seniors and students.

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

Keystone Repertory Theater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s summer Theater-by-the-Grove, presents:

• “Forever Plaid,” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall

• “Our Town.” 8 p.m. Aug. 1 to 3 and 2 p.m. Aug. 4, Waller Hall, Mainstage

• “God of Carnage,” 8 p.m. Aug. 8 to 11 and 2 p.m. Aug. 12, Waller Hall, Mainstage

Tickets are available in advance at the Hadley Union Building on Pratt Drive, IUP. Tickets will also be sold at the door starting 45 minutes before the performance. Tickets are $14 regular admission, $12 for senior citizens and groups of 15 or more, and $10 with a university I-Card.

For more information, please contact the Lively Arts at (724) 357-ARTS.

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