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The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present the exhibit “New Paintings: Exotic Places,” works by Charles Battaglini and Chien Ming Su, through Aug. 2. For more information concerning the IAA exhibit opportunities and classes for children and adults, visit For more information on the gallery exhibits, 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 Indiana Art Association will present:

• “Coffee Art” by Craig Peterson, until September in the Urgi Care facility at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

• A variety of art by Michael Whitton, until September in the Ambulatory Surgical Center, IRMC.

• Indiana Art Association’s Spring Art Show winners, on display until September, The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St.

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.

The University Museum in Sutton Hall at IUP presents “Pencil Paint Pixel: Twenty-Nine Years of Visual Communication,” Saturday through July 26. 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.


Burkey Park in Bolivar will be the location of free concerts and movies this summer sponsored by the Bolivar Parks and Recreation Committee.

The concerts scheduled are:

• Crew of the Half Moon, 6:30 p.m. Sunday

• Kasey Zemba “Night of Country Music,” 5 p.m. Aug. 9

The movies, which start at dusk, are:

• “Super Buddies,” July 26

• “The Lorax,” Aug. 9

Car and bike cruises, Sunday, from 2 to 5 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 15 and Friday, Sept. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the field across from the Homer City fire department. There will be a DJ and a concession stand featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, steak hoagies, wings and french fries.

Concerts in the Park, held on Sundays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Memorial Park, Indiana, and sponsored by the Indiana Arts Council, will present the following shows:

• Andrew Mack & Chad (acoustic country), Sunday

• Whiskey River Panhandlers (country/Americana), July 27

Admission is free. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

Marion Center Concerts are held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Marion Center Park. In the event of rain, the free concerts are held in the park hall. Picnic-style dinners are sold, as well as funnel cakes and ice cream from the Home Make Ice Cream Express. Concerts are:

• Friday, Hiram and the Walkers, variety of oldies

• July 25, Mark & Sean, oldies and originals

• Aug. 1, 7 Mile Run, country

Knotweed Festival, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Aug. 16, Market Street, Blairsville. There will be bands, food, crafts, a duck race, water and trail activities, demonstrations, fireworks, a pet parade, trail scavenger hunt, environmental displays and the selling of Knotweed Knovelties (items made from Japanese knotweed or that have something to do with knotweed, the invasive plant that grows on the Blairsville River Front Trail). This event is sponsored by the Blairsville Community Development Authority.

Oktoberfest, 1 to 8 p.m., Oct. 4, Hebron Lutheran Church, Blairsville. There will be a car cruise, bands, games, basket raffle and German food, wine and beer.

The Bernie Worrell Orchestra, 8 p.m. July 25, The Indiana Theater, 637 Philadelphia St., Indiana. Tickets are available in downtown Indiana at Tracey’s Upscale Resale, 622 Philadelphia St., and The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., and also at Westgate Group Apartments, 1935 Merry Place #3, White Township. Proceeds benefit the Indiana County Humane Society.

The Indiana County Historical Society, 621 Wayne Ave., Indiana, will hold a summer picnic at the Indiana VFW at 4 p.m. July 22. A cookout precedes a program, “Time of Trains,” covering the history of the railroad in western Pennsylvania that will be presented by Tom Crumm, historical society president. The cost is $10 per person. Please contact the Historical Society for a reservation at (724) 463-9600 or

The 25th annual Shannock Valley Community Festival, July 24-26, Shannock Valley Park, Rural Valley. July 24 events include pet contest and pet talent show at 6 p.m.; DJ Buzz and karaoke with Shawn Leightley at 6:30 p.m.; and the fourth annual wiener dog races at 7 p.m. July 25 events include DJ Eternal Fire (Mark McLaughlin) at 4 p.m., the parade at 6 p.m.; The Jentz at 7 p.m. July 26 events include a 5K Walk/run at 9 a.m.; mountain bike race at 9:30 a.m.; DJ Eternal Fire and car show at 3 p.m.; Senior Sensations at 3:30 p.m.; The Black Horse Band at 6:30 p.m.; and fireworks at 10 p.m. Visit the website at

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. Sunday at the J.S. Mack Community Center grandstands. Opening the show will be Larry Frick. Tickets are available by calling (724) 349-9114.


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, “Call Northside 777,” a 1948 production starring Stewart, Richard Conte and Lee J. Cobb. Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal reopens a murder case.

• July 26 and 27, “On Our Merry Way,” a 1948 production starring Stewart, Paulette Goodard and Henry Fonda. This lighthearted comedy interweaves four different narratives as an aspiring reporter struggles to write a human interest piece.

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.


The Indiana Players, at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present:

• “The Wizard of Oz,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and July 24 and 26 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday and July 27

• “The Jungle Fun Room,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 and 9 and 15 and 16 and 2:30 p.m. Aug. 10 and 17

For reservations, call (724) 464-0725.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.

The Keystone Repertory Theater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s summer theater, will present the following shows:

• “Sweeney Todd,” 8 p.m. July 31 to Aug. 2 and 2 p.m. Aug. 3, Toretti Auditorium, Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, White Township.

• “The Glass Managerie,” 8 p.m. Aug. 7 to Aug. 9 and 2 p.m. Aug. 10, Waller Hall Studio Theater.

Tickets are available by calling (724) 357-2787 or emailing

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