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on May 23, 2013 11:00 AM


The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, presents pastels and paintings by Dayas Silvis, Alice O’Dell, Heather Lippe and Heather Russell. For more information, go to

The Historical Society of the Blairsville Area, 116 E. Campbell St., presents “All Dolled Up,” through June 29, an exhibit of dolls. 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:

• Thirty artworks by Heather Russell on exhibit in the Urgi Care facility at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

• A display of members’ works at Indiana Ambulatory Surgical Center, 841 Hospital Road, White Township.

• Seven large works by fiber artist Sandy Trimble on display through June at the Calvary Presbyterian Church Chalice Room, 695 Church St., during regular office hours. Visitors are asked to use the School Street entrance and check in at the downstairs office.

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 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.


The Indiana Art Association will be holding its 13th annual Arts Camp this July. The elementary camp (grades 1 through 6) will take place from July 15 to 19 at East Pike Elementary School, and secondary camp (grades 7 through 12) will take place July 22 through July 26 with the morning art class at The Artists Hand Gallery and the afternoon theater and music classes at the Indiana Players Playhouse on Philadelphia Street. Both groups will have a show and reception the Friday evening following their week of camp.

Students will have classes in art, drama and music. Older students will have classes in music for the first time this year. Students will sign up for the grade they are now completing — not their grade for the next school year. The elementary camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a break for lunch. The cost for the week will be $125 for full-day camp (entries received before June 15 will have a $25 discount) or $90 for one subject. Secondary camp will begin with an art class at The Artists Hand Gallery from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., have an hour lunch break, then will resume at The Indiana Playhouse with a theater class from noon to 2 p.m. and a music class from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost for the week is $150, with a $25 discount fee before June 15. Please make checks out to “Indiana Art Association” and send them to Trish Dodson, 33 Jeffrey St., Indiana PA 15701.

The teachers for the elementary levels for theater are Robyn Bailey-Orchard and Megan Klingensmith. Marc Nelson will be teaching music. Art teachers are Jill Shinsky, Jess Green and Greg Hartnett. Junior and senior high teachers this year are Robyn Bailey-Orchard, drama; Marc Nelson, music; and Arlene Miller, art. Forms will be available at your local schools or may be downloaded from the website, For more information or to be put on the mailing list, please email Arts Camp Director Trish Dodson at with “arts camp” in the memo line.


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

Sharon’s School of Dance & Gymnastics, White Township, presents “Showtime 2013” at 5 p.m. June 1 and 1 p.m. June 2 in Fisher Auditorium on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. More than 400 local dancers will perform during the two-day extravaganza. Tickets are $12 each and will be available at the door.

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.


The Blairsville Community Concert Band, directed by Dave Brozeski, will perform a free “Spring into Summer” concert at 7 p.m. June 2 at Mack Park in White Township. The show will be held rain or shine. No admission fee, bring a chair and enjoy a live concert band performance. For more information, go to at

Indiana Theater, 637 Philadelphia St., presents “Lion King,” at noon; “Amour,” at 4 p.m.; and “Django Unchained,” at 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. Popcorn and refreshments will be served.

Throwback Championship Wrestling presents “Back in Business,” a wrestling event on June 8 at the Hastings Community Gym, 270 Beaver St., Hastings. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bell time is 7 p.m. General admission seats are $10 and ringside seats are $12. Group rate is available for five tickets for $40 for general seating. Tickets available at Backstreet Records, Pittsburgh Sports Connection and Throwback Wrestling at tcwstaff@outlookcom.


The Jimmy Stewart Museum will present “Bandolero” at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the third-floor theater. The 1968 production stars Stewart, Raquel Welch and Dean Martin. Stewart and Martin play outlaw brothers whose gang flees across the Mexican border with Welch as the hostage.

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

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