INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
The Historical Society of the Blairsville Area, 116 E. Campbell St., presents a summer exhibit, “Blairs-ville: 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 www.blairsvillehistoric.com.
The Indiana Art Association presents mosaics by international artist Jerry McClure on exhibit through August in the Urgi Care facility at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
For more information, call (724) 910-1871 or go to www.indianapaartasso ciation.org.
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. The museum is 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.
The Bethel Missionary Society’s sixth annual Antique Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 1470 Bethel Church Road, Center Township. The show features vintage wedding dresses and antique tractors and cars. There will also be a quilt auction, live musical entertainment and a refreshment stand. The event will be held rain or shine. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children ages 10 to 17 and free for ages 9 and under, accompanied by an adult.
Dillweed Bed & Breakfast, on Route 403 in Dilltown, is hosting a 20th year anniversary celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 20.
Highlights include a meet, greet and signing with American folk artist Billy Jacobs, a free outdoor concert featuring Johnstown’s TREE the band beginning at 4 p.m., and a look into the creative mind of chainsaw artist Walt Smith, from Mineral Point, whose work will be on display. Admission to the anniversary event is free and open to the public.
Food and refreshments will be on sale throughout the day. For more information, contact Corey or Cindy Gilmore at (814) 446-6465 or go to www.dillweedinc.com.
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: Whiskey River Panhandlers (contemporary/ bluegrass), Sunday; 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 her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe Diffie will headline the 39th annual Country Music Show at 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 benefiting the FOP. For information, call (724) 349-9114.
16th annual Hoodlebug Summerfest, Sunday 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 weiner 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.
The Jimmy Stewart Museum will present the following matinees at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in the third-floor theater:
• Saturday and Sunday, “The Magic of Lassie,” a 1978 production starring Stewart, Lassie, Mickey Rooney and Pernell Roberts. A grandfather (Stewart) is forced to turn over his grandchildrens’ dog, Lassie, to a mean owner (Roberts).
• July 20 and 21, “An American Tale: Fievel Goes West,” a 1991 production starring Stewart, Dom DeLuise and Amy Irving. The animated feature 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 www.jimmy.org.
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. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.
• “The Dinosaur Musical” and “The Beloved Dearly,” 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
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.
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 along Pratt Drive on 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, contact the Lively Arts at (724) 357-ARTS.