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The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, presents:

• Artist Open Studio Tour Group Show, through Sept. 28.

• Open studio tour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 28-29, at various art studios throughout Indiana County. This self-guided tour is free and open to the public.

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Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Historical Society of the Blairsville Area, 116 E. Campbell St., presents a display of Victorian trading cards on exhibit through Nov. 26. This hand-delivered form of advertising was used during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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 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:

• “Layers: Places in Peril,” Wednesday through Nov. 9. A public reception will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Museum hours are 2 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to


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.


Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Wayne Avenue, White Township, will present:

• Cirque Musica, 8 p.m. Sept. 24.

• Dueling Pianos International, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12.

• Michael W. Smith, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 3.

• 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.

Marion Center Car Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Marion Center Community Park. The show is presented by the Punxsutawney Region AACA. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with trophies awarded for various categories of judging. DJ Jerry B will be playing and there will be a car corral, flea market, antique tractors, food, door prizes and more. For more information on the car show, call Mac Blair at (724) 463-3372 and for information on the car corral or flea market, call Mitch Leasure at (724) 397-9595.


Band Fest 2013, featuring 12 area bands, will be held Sept. 21 beginning at 6 p.m. at Indiana Area Senior High School’s Andy Kuzneski Field. The concession stand will open at 5 p.m. Participating will be high school bands from Blairsville, Burrell, DuBois, Freeport, Indiana Area, Marion Center, Northern Cambria, Penns Manor, Punxsutawney, Purchase Line and United. The show will conclude with a performance by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania marching band.

Cookport Fair, through Saturday, Cookport Fairgounds.


The Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present the following matinees at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in the third-floor theater:

• Saturday and Sunday, “Speed,” a 1936 production starring Stewart, Wendy Barrie and Edwin Marin. Stewart stars as a test-car driver who develops a high-speed carburetor.

• Sept. 21-22, “The Stratton Story,” a 1949 production starring Stewart, June Allyson and Frank Morgan. Stewart stars as Monty Stratton, the baseball player whose loss of one leg did not halt his career.

• Sept. 28-29, “Navy Blue and Gold,” a 1937 production starring Stewart, Florence Rice and Robert Young. A hackneyed but entertaining saga of three pals (one rich and innocent, one a cynic and one mysterious “with a past”) going to Annapolis.

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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