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on August 14, 2014 10:59 AM


The Indiana Art Association presents:

• “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:

• Indiana County Sports Hall of Fame exhibit, featuring a wealth of memorabilia on Indiana County athletes through the years. The exhibit will change yearly.

• 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.

• Continuous exhibits detailing the history of Indiana County, including 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 “2014 Master of Art Thesis Exhibition,” through Sept. 4.

For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to


An Evening with Edward Parks, 7:30 p.m., Aug. 23, in the Indiana Area Senior High School auditorium, 450 N. 5th St., White Township. The event, sponsored by the Indiana Arts Council, benefits the Indiana County Competition for Young Musicians. Tickets are available at The Artists Hand Gallery, Michael B Shoes and online at Call (724) 465-2787 for more information.

Avonmore Harvest Jubilee, Sept. 19-21. Free live entertainment, games, kids’ stage, chain saw carving, parade and car cruise on Saturday. Food, games, arts and crafts also available.

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

Clymer Days Festival, Sept. 26-28 in Clymer. Food, entertainment and children’s activities.

Concerts in the Park are held on Sundays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Memorial Park, South Sixth Street and Wayne Avenue, Indiana.

• Hiram & The Walkers (oldies), Sunday

• Sean Howard & Friends (Americana), Aug. 24

• Gashouse Annie (duo), Aug. 31

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

Dayton Fair, Dayton, through Saturday. Events include demolition derbies, tractor pulls, harness racing, livestock judging, live music, fireworks and more. Amusement rides and food booths will also be on site. Go to for more information.

Indiana County Fair, J.S. Mack Community Center, White Township, Aug. 24 to 31. Events include harness racing, tractor pulls, livestock judging, band night, a cheerleading expo, live music, fireworks and more. Amusement rides and food booths will also be on site. Go to for more information.

Green Township Community Fair, Cookport, Sept. 8 to 13. Agricultural displays and competitions, animal and craft exhibits, rides and entertainment, tractor pulls, food and more.

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

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

• TNA Wrestling, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

• Army vs. Marines MMA Live Extreme Cage Fighting, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4.

• Ron White, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13.

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

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 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 Stratton Story,” a 1949 production starring Stewart, June Allyson and Frank Morgan. Star major league pitcher Monty Stratton loses a leg in a hunting accident, but becomes determined to leave the game on his own terms.

• Aug. 23 and 24, “Malaya,” a 1949 production starring Stewart, Spencer Tracey and Valentina Cortese. A newspaperman convinces government officials of a plan to obtain rubber by stealing it out from under the Japanese.

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


The Indiana Players, at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present “The Jungle Fun Room,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. For reservations, call (724) 464-0725. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.

Brian Hampton, of New York and playwright of “The Jungle Fun Room,” will be in Indiana on Friday to attend the Indiana Players’ performance of his show and participate in an “Ask the Author” question-and-answer session afterward. Performances will take place at The Indiana Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St., Indiana. The Friday performance is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students, and $8 for children 5 and younger. Tickets are available on the website at www.indianaplayers. com, by calling the theater at (724) 464-0725, or at the box office (if not sold out). Reserving tickets in advance is recommended. 

The Lively Arts at IUP will present “Dr. Rick’s Traveling Shakespeare Show presents ‘The Tempest’,” 8 p.m. Aug. 28 to 30 and Sept. 4 to 6, and 2 p.m. Aug. 31 and Sept. 7, Waller Hall Mainstage. Call (724) 357-2787 or go to

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