This information is provided by the Indiana County Tourist Bureau. Times and dates are subject to change. All events are held in Indiana, unless otherwise noted.
The Smicksburg Old-Fashioned Country Christmas Open House will continue at 138 E. Kittanning St., Smicksburg. Enjoy food and treats and shop for gifts and decorations. Call (724) 463-7505 or visit https://www.smicksburg.net/events.
Through Dec. 6
The “60s 70s 80s: Artist Legacy of Indiana University of Pennsylvania” continues at the University Museum on the first floor of Sutton Hall on the IUP campus. The exhibit is of work by IUP alumni who have found success as painters, sculptors, potters, draftsmen and teachers. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (724) 357-2787.
Monday, Nov. 11
• The Veterans Day Parade begins at 10:45 a.m. and will travel along Philadelphia Street, starting at Fifth Street and ending at Ninth Street. The American Legion will serve breakfast to all veterans before the parade for $5. There will be a free lunch served after the parade. For information, call (724) 465-2326.
• Veterans Day speaker Dr. David Truby will talk about Jimmy Stewart’s Secret Bombing Mission over Vietnam following the parade, at the Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St. Admission is free for all veterans. For information, call (724) 349-6112 or visit www.jimmy.org.
• The Gobble Gobble Project Class will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cake Shotts, 1014 Barnard Rd., Smicksburg. Learn to decorate a turkey cake and make it the centerpiece of your Thanksgiving dessert table. To register and for information, call Jess Shotts at (724) 954-0161 or visit www.cakeshotts.com.
• The Smicksburg Antique Tractor and Machinery Club Monthly Meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the bingo building at the Dayton fairgrounds. For information, call Glen Alabran or Kevin Bish at (814) 257-9880.
• The Rainbow Diamond Glass Club will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 500 Water St. David Chaek will present a program about antique tin toys. Members are encouraged to bring items from their own collections. Light refreshments will be served. The public is welcome. For information, call Denise Remy at (724) 349-8597.
Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Dec. 13
“Longing Ritual by Scott Turi,”will be on exhibit at Kipp Gallery, Sprowls Hall, IUP/ The opening reception begins at 5 p.m. Nov. 13. The source material for this series is culled from cyclical rituals: walking through Frick Park, Homewood Cemetery, neighborhoods of Squirrel Hill and Point Breeze where Turi often records (through photography) the memorable visual moments that he experiences with regularity. The paintings are not traditional landscape paintings; the work is meant to reflect the ever-pervasive presence of the screen and the digital device and its intrusion on the ability for real experience. For hours and information, call (724) 357-2787 or visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts/.
Wednesday, Nov. 13
• Indiana WalkWorks will walk from 9 to 10 a.m. The group will meet at the Indiana Social Center, 1001 Oak St., then walk the route. Meet some new friends, enjoy the weather and get walking. For information, call Heidi Farmery at (724) 349-4500.
• The Official Declaration: Andrew Boggs Day will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Saltsburg Stone House Museum, 105 Point St., Saltsburg. Saltsburg Mayor Karen Cumberledge will officially declare the first celebration of Andrew Boggs Day, a day set aside to honor the founder of the Saltsburg community. At this time, Saltsburg Borough Council, in collaboration with the Saltsburg Area Historical Society, will begin a new yearly tradition of commemorating the historic establishment of the town of Saltsburg through the efforts of then property owner Andrew Boggs. Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony. For information, call Linda Maguire, trustee, at (724) 639-3781 or email email@example.com.
Friday, Nov. 15
• “Stargazer”begins at 7 p.m. at the Zink Dance Studio on the second floor of Zink Hall, IUP. Join the IUP Dance Theater on a journey of the cosmos through movement and original music. Directed by Holly Boda-Sutton, with an original score by David Martynuik, the work will include choreography and musical performance by invited guest artists. For information, call (724) 357-1313 or visit www.iup.edu/livelyarts/.
Friday, Nov. 15 to Dec. 15
The 2019 Holiday Wheels and Thrills Community Model Train Display will be open Friday through Sunday in the former RUE 21 store at the Indiana Mall, 2334 Oakland Ave., White Township. The display is presented by the Indiana Area Train Collectors and Indiana Mall. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted with proceeds going to The Teddy Bear Fund Drive. A special vendor show will be held the last two days of the exhibit so visitors can purchase trains and related items for their holiday displays. For information, call (724) 349-6110.
Saturday, Nov. 16
• Preschool Storytime with Miss Renee will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Homer-Center Public Library, 6 N. Main St., Homer City. Read stories, sing songs and create crafts. The program is for age 3 through kindergarten.
For more information, call (724) 541-3381.
• The monthly Hoagie Sale begins at 9 a.m. at Coral-Graceton Volunteer Fire Co., 437 First St., Coral. An 18-inch hoagie is $8. Proceeds benefit Coral-Graceton VFC.
For information, email Tammy Foust at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (724) 915-8150.
• The Mommy and Me Christmas Rudolph Cake Class will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Cake Shotts, 1014 Barnard Road, Smicksburg. In this class, mother and child will decorate a Rudolph the Reindeer cake. To register and for information, call Jess Shotts at (724) 954-0161 or visit www.cakeshotts.com.
• A Spaghetti Dinner will be served from 3 to 6 p.m. at VFW Post 1989, 824 Indian Springs Road, White Township. Menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and a drink. For information, email jeremy.conrad@com cast.net, call (724) 465-2121 or visit https://www.indianspringspa.com/vfw-post-1989.
Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17
A Christmas Open House will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dillweed Bed and Breakfast, 7453 Route 403, Dilltown. “Star of Wonder” is this year’s theme. Guess how many stars are displayed throughout the house. If correct, you could win a complimentary overnight stay. Enjoy savory samplings of the holiday season including gourmet dips, soups and hot Christmas Grog. Homemade baked goods, including traditional nut rolls, will be for sale.
For information, call Corey Gilmore at (814) 446-6465.
Sunday, Nov. 17
The Downtown Indiana Ladies Day Out will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in Downtown Indiana. Enjoy a day with your girlfriends as the holiday shopping season kicks off. There will be giveaways, refreshments, door prizes and more.
The Indiana Garden Club will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St. The program for the evening, Christmas “Designs Everyone Can Do,” will be given by Deb Stumpf. For information, email Chris O’Hara at email@example.com, call (724) 541-4318 or visit indianagardenclub.org.