INDIANA COUNTY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, presents the exhibit “New Paintings: Exotic Places,” works by Charles Battaglini and Chien Ming Su, through Aug. 2.
For more information on the gallery exhibits, go to www.theartistshandgallery.com. 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 at The Artists Hand Gallery.
For more information concerning IAA exhibit opportunities and classes for children and adults, visit www.indianapaartassociation.org or call (724) 910-1871.
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 Schoolhouse in Indiana County,” photographs and artifacts documenting the county’s early schools.
• Continuous exhibits detailing the history of Indiana County, including the 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. For information, call (724) 463-9600.
The University Museum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania presents “Pencil Paint Pixel: Twenty-Nine Years of Visual Communication,” Saturday through Aug. 2.
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.
The museum, located on the first floor of Sutton Hall, is free and open to the community.
The Bolivar Parks and Recreation Committee hosts free events in Burkey Park, in Bolivar.
The final concert of the season will feature Kasey Zemba in “Night of Country Music,” 5 p.m. Aug. 9.
The final movie, “The Lorax,” starts at dusk Aug. 9.
Car and bike cruises, Friday, Aug. 15, and 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 Whiskey River Panhandlers (country/ Americana), Sunday.
Admission is free. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.
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, a trail scavenger hunt, environmental displays and the selling of Knotweed Knovelties (items made from Japanese knotweed or 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. Friday, The Indiana Theater, 637 Philadelphia St., Indiana. Tickets are available at Tracey’s Upscale Resale, 622 Philadelphia St.; The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St.; and Westgate Group Apartments, 1935 Merry Place #3, White Township.
Proceeds benefit the Indiana County Humane Society.
The 25th annual Shannock Valley Community Festival, today through Saturday, Shannock Valley Park, Rural Valley. Today’s events: 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. Friday events: DJ Eternal Fire (Mark McLaughlin) at 4 p.m., parade at 6 p.m. and The Jentz at 7 p.m. Saturday events: 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 www.svcfestival.com for more information.
The Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present “On Our Merry Way,” a 1948 production starring Stewart, Paulette Goodard and Henry Fonda, at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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. jimmy.org.
The Indiana Players, at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present:
• “The Wizard of Oz,” 7:30 p.m. July 18 and 19 and 24 and 26 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
• “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 www.indianaplayers.com 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 Menagerie,” 8 p.m. Aug. 7 to 9 and 2 p.m. Aug. 10, Waller Hall Studio Theater.
Tickets available by calling (724) 357-2787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.