INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
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 www.blairsvillehistoric.com.
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, 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 www.firstuu-indianapa.org.
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,” IAA artists exhibit together 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 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; 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 Friday.
The museum’s 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.
Sharon’s School of Dance & Gymnastics, White Township, will present “Showtime 2014,” the school’s 37th annual dance extravaganza, at 5 p.m. May 31 and 1 p.m. June 1 in Fisher Auditorium on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. The production will feature more than 400 dancers from the area.
A birthday party for Jimmy Stewart will be held at noon on Tuesday at the Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana. Following the singing of “Happy Birthday” and refreshments, the museum will present a showing of the 1987 documentary “James Stewart: A Wonderful Life,” hosted by Johnny Carson. This film is not generally shown in the museum’s lineup due to its length of 1 hour and 51 minutes, but offers a unique view into Stewart’s life with Carson as host and narrator.
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 are available by calling (724) 349-9114.
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Wayne Avenue, White Township, will present Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus “Super Circus HerosSM,” 7 p.m. today and Friday; 11 a.m. Saturday; and 1 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, go to www.kovalchickcomplex.com or call (800) 298-4200.
Somebody to Love will be playing at The Coventry in from 9 p.m. to midnight, May 23 and at Memorial Park in Indiana from 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 15.
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 at Seventh and Philadelphia streets. 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 is the Indiana-based Dad Band and The Jukehouse Bombers; Pittsburgh-based The 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.west sylvaniajazzandblues.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 and Sunday, “The Mortal Storm,” a 1940 production starring Stewart, Margaret Sullavan and Robert Young. The Nazi takeover in Germany splits a family, and Stewart tries to leave the country with the professor’s daughter.
• May 24-25, “The Shop Around the Corner,” a 1940 production starring Stewart, Margaret Sullavan and Frank Morgan. A graceful period comedy about co-workers in a Budapest notions shop.
• May 31 and June 1, “No Time for Comedy,” a 1940 production starring Stewart, Rosalind Russell and Charles Ruggles. Playwright Gaylord Esterbrook scores a hit with his first Broadway play, both with the critics and the leading lady, Linda Paige.
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.
The Indiana Players will present “I Remember Mama,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St., Indiana.
For reservations, call (724) 464-0725. Tickets can be purchased online at www.indianaplayers.com or at the door.