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The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present “Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Celebration,” through May 3, an exhibit featuring works from the permanent collection of the University Museum on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus.

For more information, go to 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., has a new display, “Clocks Old and New,” on exhibit through the end of June. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (724) 459-0580 or go to

The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana, 285 Twolick Drive, White Township, will present the exhibit “Ned Wert: Abstracted Images,” through May 25. This exhibition represents several pieces from various series by the artist. Ned Wert is a Professor Emeritus of Art at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, who has been producing and exhibiting professionally for more than 50 years. Visitors may view Wert’s artwork during normal First UU office hours, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, call the church at (724) 349-2776 or visit the website at

The Indiana Art Association presents through June 8:

• “Expressions,” a collection of still life, portraits and abstract works by Gloria Doze-Czworka, in the Urgi Care facility at Indiana Regional Medical Center

• “People and Nature,” a group of paintings by Louise Leigey, Ambulatory Surgical Center, IRMC

• “Blendship,” an exhibit by IAA artists with acrylic paintings by Julie Knox, photography by Heather Russell, an oil painting by Gloria Doze- Czworka and collages by Hillary Brunwald and Heather Lipe, The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St.

• A variety of works in various styles by artists from the Indiana Art Association, The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St.

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

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 University Museum in Sutton Hall at IUP presents “Roots and Wings: Maura Koehler Keeney and David Tomb,” through May 17.

Museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 2 to 6:30 p.m.; Thursdays, noon to 7:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m.; closed Sunday, Monday and university holidays. Located on the first floor of IUP’s Sutton Hall, the museum is free and open to the community.


The Dance Academy, Lenz Road, Indiana, will present “Live, Love, Dance” at 7 p.m. April 26 in the Keith R. Bloom Auditorium at Marion Center Area High School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Students ages 2 to adult will be performing various styles of dance. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door if still available. Baskets will be raffled to benefit the American Cancer Society. Call to reserve tickets at (724) 840-0399.


Phil Vassar will be the headliner for the Indiana County Fraternal Order of Police Rhododendron Lodge 33 40th annual Country Music Show, at 1 and 6 p.m. July 20 at the J.S. Mack Community Center grandstands. Opening the show will be Larry Frick. Tickets available by calling (724) 349-9114.

The Lively Arts/College of Fine Arts, Performing Arts Center, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will present:

• Grace Kelly, 8 p.m., April 24, Gorell Recital Hall

• Pipe Dreams, 8 p.m. May 4, Fisher Auditorium

Ticket information available at (724) 357-1313 or at the Hadley Union Building.

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

• “Family Feud Live!” 7:30 p.m. April 30

• Straight No Chaser, 7 p.m. May 11

• Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus will present “Super Circus HerosSM,” May 15-18.

For more information, go to or call (800) 298-4200.

The Westsylvania Jazz and Blues Festival will be held May 24 in downtown Indiana. The free, outdoor one-day festival will present a full afternoon and evening of jazz and blues performances in the new IRMC Park on North Seventh Street.

Featured performers are the Poogie Bell Band with special guest Sean Jones and Louisiana-based guitarist, songwriter and singer Sonny Landreth. Also on the bill are the Indiana-based Dad Band and the Junkhouse Bombers; Pittsburgh-based ChopShop and the Electromotives; The Old Masters, with special guest Laura Ferguson, of Otsego County, N.Y.; and the Westsylvania Jazz All-Stars, a big band featuring the best high school musicians in the region, chosen by their band directors. For more information, go to www.westsylvaniajazzandblues. org.


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

• Saturday, “Ice Follies of 1939,” a 1930 production starring Stewart, Joan Crawford and Lew Ayres. Jimmy’s marriage to Joan gets in the way of skating partners and their dream of starting a musical ice revue.

The museum will be closed on April 20 for Easter.

• April 26-27, “It’s A Wonderful World,” a 1939 production starring Stewart, Claudette Colbert and Edgar Kennedy. A screwball comedy with Colbert as a runaway poetess and Stewart as a fugitive chased by cops.

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

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s spring 2014 Foreign Film Series, held in McVitty Auditorium, Sprowls Hall, will conclude on April 27 with “Dooman River,” the story of Chang-ho, a 12-year-old boy, and his relationship with a young Korean refugee. The movie will be shown at 5:30 and 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The film is in its native language but has English subtitles.


The Indiana Players will present “I Remember Mama” at 7:30 p.m. May 9, 10, 16 and 17 and at 2:30 p.m. May 11 and 18 in the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St.

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

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