The Historical Society of the Blairsville Area, 116 E. Campbell St., presents a summer exhibit, “Blairs-ville: An Important Stop on the Canal Journey,” through August. The display features pictures, artifacts and model canal boats from the Pennsylvania Canal and the Port of Blairsville from 1829 to 1865. It was part of the Western Division of the Main Line Canal that connected Pittsburgh to Philadelphia.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call (724) 459-0580 or go to www.blairsvillehistoric.com.
The Indiana Art Association presents:
• Mosaics of international artist Jerry McClure on exhibit through August in the Urgi Care facility at Indiana Regional Medical Center
• Seven large works by fiber artist Sandy Trimble on display through June at the Calvary Presbyterian Church Chalice Room, 695 Church St., during regular office hours. Visitors are asked to use the School Street entrance and check in at the downstairs office.
For more information, call (724) 910-1871 or go to www.indianapaartassociation.org.
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.
Kipp Gallery in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Sprowls Hall presents “Prelude,” through Saturday, with works by emerging artists participating in Alloy Pittsburgh 2013.
For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
The University Museum in Sutton Hall at IUP presents “Celebrate Fiber,” a summer exhibition of works by members of the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, through Aug. 17.
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.
Mountainview Square Dance Club hosts round and square dancing at 7:30 p.m. Fridays in the Blairsville High School cafeteria. Couples and singles who do modern western square dancing are welcome. For more information, call (724) 465-2753 or go to www.mountainviewsquares.com.
Thunderbolts Square Dance Club sponsors A-1 and A-2 dancing at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Blairsville High School cafeteria. Couples and singles who do advanced dancing are welcome. For more information, call (724) 388-1909.
Dillweed Bed & Breakfast on Route 403 in Dilltown, is hosting a 20th year anniversary celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Highlights include a meet/greet and signing with American folk artist Billy Jacobs, a free outdoor concert featuring Johnstown’s TREE the band beginning at 4 p.m., and a look into the creative mind of chainsaw artist Walt Smith, from Mineral Point, whose work will be on display. Admission to the anniversary event is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be on sale throughout the day. For more information, contact Corey or Cindy Gilmore at (814) 446-6465 or go to www.dillweedinc.com.
Concerts in the Park for the summer will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sundays in Memorial Park, Indiana. Scheduled to perform are: I Dunno Band (classic rock), Sunday; Baby In The Cage (folky rock), July 28; Chuck Potthast & Lynne Jones (favorites), Aug. 4; Jukehouse Bombers (blues), Aug. 11; Andrew Mack (solo acoustic /country), Aug. 18; and 7 Mile Run (country), Aug. 25. For more information please contact Judy Holliday at (724) 840-7673 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe Diffie will headline the 39th annual Country Music Show, 1 and 6 p.m., July 28, at Mack Park in White Township. The Fraternal Order of Police fundraiser includes the regional group NOMAD (North of Mason-Dixon), of Ellwood City, who will open the show, and the band Little Texas. Tickets are on sale at $22.50 in advance or $25 at the door, and proceeds benefit the FOP. For information, call (724) 349-9114.
Rock for Life 14, Aug. 2-3 at Iselin ball field, 1782 Iselin Road, Saltsburg. Headlining the show this year is the band XFactor1, from Columbus, Ohio. Bands scheduled to perform on Aug. 2 are The Molrowers, KGB, 90 Amp Fuse, Slant6, Rockness Monsters and All My Monsters; and on Aug. 3 are Luke & Zack, Terry Lee Spencer, Mustache Serkus, Shattered, The Subnormals, Dimwit, ill Fated, Big House Pete, After the Fall, Skell and XFactor1. Admission is a $20 donation for all weekend. The Leechburg Moose will be selling food and alcohol, but it is also a BYOB event. There will also be other vendors, including tattoos and T-shirts. www.rockforlifeconcert.com.
24th annual Shannock Valley Community Festival, July 25-27, Rural Valley. Events include: the third annual weiner dog races at 7 p.m., July 25; parade, 6 p.m., July 26; and a 5K walk/run race at 9 a.m., a mountain bike race at 11 a.m., a poker run at 11:30 a.m. and a car show at 3 p.m. on July 27. There will also be live entertainment daily and fireworks on July 27. For more information, go to www.svcfestival.com.
The Jimmy Stewart Museum will present the following matinees at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in the third-floor theater:
• Saturday and Sunday, “An American Tale: Fievel Goes West,” a 1991 production starring Stewart, Dom Deluise and Amy Irving. Animated feature that follows immigrant Fievel the mouse and his family on a trek to the American West.
• July 27-28, “Of Human Hearts,” a 1938 production starring Stewart, Beulah Bondi and John Carradine about family relationships. Ethan Wilkins is a poor and honest man, who ministers to the human soul, while his son Jason yearns to be a doctor, helping people in the earthly realm.
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 will present the following shows at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St.:
• “Pocahontas,” Aug. 2-4 and 9-11, with Friday and Saturday shows starting at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $10, or $8 for seniors and students.
For reservations call (724) 464-0725. Tickets can be purchased online at www.indianaplayers.com.
Keystone Repertory Theater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s summer Theater-by-the-Grove, presents:
• “Forever Plaid,” at 8 p.m. July 25-27 and at 2 p.m. July 28 at Gorell Recital Hall, Sutton Hall
• “Our Town.” 8 p.m. Aug. 1-3 and at 2 p.m. Aug. 4, Waller Hall, Mainstage
• “God of Carnage,” 8 p.m. Aug. 8-11 and 2 p.m. Aug. 12, Waller Hall, Mainstage
Tickets will be available in advance at the Hadley Union Building, located on Pratt Drive of the IUP campus, approximately 10 days prior to the first show. Tickets will also be sold at the door starting 45 minutes before the performance. Tickets are $14 regular admission, $12 for senior citizens and groups of 15 or more, and $10 with a university I-Card.
For more information, please contact the Lively Arts at (724) 357-ARTS.