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The Indiana Art Association offers the following exhibits of members’ artwork through May 7:

• Ambulatory Building at IRMC, 835 Hospital Road, White Township: A collection of works by Cheri Widzowski. All works are for sale and can be viewed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Urgi Care Facility at IRMC, 875 Hospital Road, White Township: A unique collection of mixed media collage pieces by Hilary Greenwald. All pieces are for sale. Pieces can be viewed Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana: Man’s Best Friend, a small collection of dog portraits by Dayas M. Silvis. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Calvary Presbyterian Church, 695 School St., Indiana: The works of Trish Dodson, a mixture of acrylic pieces and fiberart pieces. Most pieces are for sale.

Please check in at the church office before viewing works; normal office hours are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Indiana Art Association holds an open studio from 7 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday at The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana. Use the back entrance as the front locks at 6 p.m. A donation to IAA of $2 to $5 is appreciated but not necessary. This is open to the public. Bring your art project and supplies, and create along with others in a relaxed, no-pressure environment.

The Indiana County Historical Museum, 621 Wayne Ave., Indiana, is presenting:

• Stewart Hardware, an exhibit designed as the storefront of the iconic Stewart Hardware of Indiana and showcasing the types of items and prices found in the store in the early part of the 20th century.

• 20th Century Fashion in Wedding Gowns, an exhibit devoted to wedding dresses from the 1940s to the 1970s with information on the gowns’ fashionable details for the time period and the individual who wore it.

• Other permanent exhibits, including the history of coal mining, the medical equipment of Dr. Evans and the Indiana Memorial to Veterans.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; closed Sundays and Mondays. For information, call (724) 463-9600. Visit the website at

The Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County will host a spring Victorian Ladies’ Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. April 29. Don your favorite hat and join us at the Historic Clark House for tea and an exhibit and program on this necessary accessory. Tickets are $20 with members receiving a discounted rate of $15 and sell out quickly so please call (724) 465-9600 or email with your request.

The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present the annual exhibit University Museum Goes Downtown with a variety of pottery from the museum’s permanent collection to May 1.

From a 116-year-old Peruvian Urn to modern, unique pieces such as Solenopsis Form by IUP Assistant Professor and artist Kevin Turner, the museum’s ceramics collection contains over 50 objects. The inventory embodies an array of styles, time periods and artists.

The Artists Hand Gallery and Espresso Bar, at 732 Philadelphia St. in downtown Indiana, is open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays.

The University Museum at IUP will offer “2017 MFA Thesis Exhibitions” to April 27. The University Museum is on the first floor of Sutton Hall. Regular museum hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 2-6:30 p.m.; Thursday noon-7:30 p.m.; and Saturday noon-4 p.m. The museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays. Visit the museum website at


The Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present “Shenandoah,” starring Stewart, Katherine Ross and Doug McClure. Rousing, well-acted saga of Virginia widower indifferent to War between the States until his family is involved.

Other movies for April are as follows:

“The Flight Of The Phoenix,” starring Stewart, Richard Attenborough and Robert Aldrich, will be shown April 29, 30. Stewart stars as the captain of a plane that has crashed in the desert and must be fixed on the double before all crew members die.

Movies are shown at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Museum admission: Members, free; adults, $8; seniors, military, students with ID, $7; children 7 to 17, $6; children younger than 7, free.

Prices are subject to change.

Movies are included with admission to the museum.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call (724) 349-6112 or go to


The Mountainview Square Dance Club dances every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Blairsville High School cafeteria. All modern western square dancers are welcome. The club offers beginning dancing for anyone who would like to learn to square dance. For more information, call Jan at (724) 459-7434.

The Thunderbolts do A-1 and A-2 square dancing every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Blairsville High School cafeteria. For more information, call Norm at (724) 388-1909.

The Indiana Ballroom Dance Club’s Dancing Enhancement Committee is sponsoring a monthly dance event at the Indiana Country Club. Enjoy a variety of dance rhythms, from ballroom, swing and Latin to polka, line dancing and more. The events are open to the public. Cost is $10 per person and dress is casual. The event May 16 will focus on the salsa dancing.

For more information, visit or call (724) 463-3753.


The Indiana Players will perform “Twelve Angry Jurors” at 7:30 p.m. April 28 and 29 and May 5 and 6, and 2:30 p.m. April 20 and May 7 at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, Indiana. A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. “We should not make it a personal thing,” says one. But personal it is, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become angry.

For more information, visit

“Anne of Green Gables” will be performed by students of Learning Tree Homeschool Fellowship at 3 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday at Saving Grace Church, 921 Hospital Road, White Township. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

Saltsburg High School will present “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” at 7 p.m. April 27, 28 and 29. Admission is $5. Tickets will be available at the door or in the high school office.


The Lively Arts at IUP will present the following:

• The French farce “Boeing, Boeing” will be performed from 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and April 26 to 29 and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Waller Mainstage Theater, IUP Performing Arts Center. The winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival and written by Marc Camoletti, the show will be directed by Rob Gretta.

For more information, call (724) 357-2787.

Country music singer Lee Ann Womack is set to perform at 8 p.m. today in the Toretti Auditorium of the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex.

Her 2000 single “I Hope You Dance” was a major crossover hit, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Country Chart and the Top 15 of the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her signature song.

Tickets are on sale at

Country artist Josh Turner will perform at the KCAC at 7 p.m. May 6. Tickets start at $28 and can be purchased at, by phone at (800) 514-3849 or at the KCAC Box Office at 711 Pratt Drive, White Township.


Friends of the Parks will present “A Tick In Time Saves Lyme,” about the biology of the blacklegged tick, when and why it invaded western Pennsylvania causing a dramatic increase in Lyme disease cases, and how you can reduce your risk of exposure. Anne and Tom Simmons from IUP’s Disease and Vector Ecology Laboratory will present this very timely interactive program at the Blue Spruce Park Lodge at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Yellow Creek State Park will present Earth Day Spring Clean Up from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Yellow Creek State Park’s Environmental Learning Center, 170 Route 259 Highway, Penn Run. Help is needed to do litter pick up or trail maintenance. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants, long-sleeved shirts and work gloves, and bring water and snacks. Meet at the Environmental Learning Center.

Register by emailing Lisa at

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