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on July 04, 2013 10:50 AM


The Indiana Art Association presents:

• Mosaics of international artist Jerry McClure on exhibit through August in the UrgiCare 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.

Kipp Gallery in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Sprowls Hall presents “Prelude,” through July 20, with works by emerging artists participating in Alloy Pittsburgh 2013.

For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to

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) 465-2753 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: Cindi Kordell (variety of acoustic favorites), Sunday; Whiskey River Panhandlers (contemporary/bluegrass), July 14; I Dunno Band (classic rock), July 21; Baby In The Cage (folky rock), July 28; 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

Joe Diffie will headline the 39th annual Country Music Show, 1 and 6 p.m., July 28, at Mack Park 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.


Ford City Heritage Days Festival, through Sunday, Ford City Park. Featuring entertainment, fireworks, children’s rides and a parade.

16th annual Hoodlebug Summerfest, July 14 at the Homer City firemen’s field, 25 W. Church St., Homer City. Festivities start with bicycle poker run registration at 9 a.m. followed by the ride; parade at 1 p.m.; duck race at 4 p.m.; and bands playing throughout the day. There will also be ethnic food, crafts and game booths and old-fashioned bingo. Free admission. No pets allowed on the festival grounds.

24th annual Shannock Valley Community Festival, July 25-27, Rural Valley. Events include: the third annual wiener dog races at 7 p.m., July 25; parade, 6 p.m., July 26; 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 July 27. There will also be live entertainment daily and fireworks on July 27. For more information, go to


The Jimmy Stewart Museum will present the following matinees at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in the third-floor theater:

• Saturday and Sunday, “Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation,” a 1962 a production starring Stewart, Maureen O’Hara and Fabian. Mr. Hobbs wants to spend a quiet holiday at the beach, but his wife has invited all their family to stay with them.

• July 13-14, “The Magic of Lassie,” a 1978 production starring Stewart, Lassie, Mickey Rooney and Pernell Roberts. A grandfather (Stewart) is forced to turn over his grandchildren’s dog, Lassie, to a mean owner (Roberts).

• July 20-21, “An American Tale: Fievel Goes West,” a 1991 production starring Stewart, Dom Deluise and Amy Irving. Animated feature that follows immigrant Fievel the mouse and his family on a trek to the American West.

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


Footlight Players Youth Theater Camp presents the following shows on the Waller Hall Mainstage:

• “Meet Me in St. Louis” and “Frank n’ Fluff,” 7 p.m. July 12 and 1 p.m. July 13.

• “The Dinosaur Musical” and “The Beloved Dearly,” 7 p.m. July 13 and 1 p.m. July 14.

Tickets are $10 regular price and $5 with an I-Card, and are sold through the IUP theater department in advance, or at the door beginning 45 minutes before curtain. For more information, please contact the theater and dance department at (724) 357-2965.

Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild presents “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” at Verna Leith Sawmill Theater in Cook Forest at 8 p.m. through Saturday. For reservations, phone the box office at (814) 927-5275.

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

• “Forever Plaid,” at 8 p.m. July 25 to 27 and at 2 p.m. July 28 at Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall.

• “Our Town.” 8 p.m. Aug. 1 to 3 and at 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 will be available in advance at the Hadley Union Building, located on Pratt Drive of the IUP campus, approximately 10 days prior to the first show. 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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