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.indianapaartasso ciation.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.
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.
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: Chuck Potthast & Lynne Jones (favorites), Sunday; 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.
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Wayne Avenue, White Township, presents:
• Cirque Musica, 8 p.m. Sept. 24.
• Dueling Pianos International, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12.
• Michael W. Smith, 7:30 p.m., Nov. 3.
• Disney Live!, 1 and 4 p.m., Dec. 8.
• B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20.
For more information, go to www.kovalchickcomplex.com or call (800) 298-4200.
FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Rock for Life 14, Friday and Saturday, at Iselin Ball Field, 1782 Iselin Road. Headlining the show this year is the band XFactor1, from Columbus, Ohio. Bands scheduled to perform on Friday are The Molrowers, KGB, 90 Amp Fuse, Slant6, Rockness Monsters and All My Monsters; and on Saturday 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.
Dayton Fair, Aug. 11-17, Armstrong County Fairgrounds, Dayton. www.daytonfair.com.
Indiana County Fair, Aug. 24-31, Indiana County Fairgrounds, J.S. Mack Community Center, White Township. www.indianacountyfair.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, “Harvey,” a 1950 production starring Stewart, Josephine Hall and Charles Drake. Stewart gives one of his best performances as tippler Elwood P. Dowd, whose companion is a 6-foot invisible rabbit named Harvey.
• Aug. 10-11, “The Glenn Miller Story,” a 1954 production starring Stewart, June Allyson and Harry Morgan. Stewart starred as the popular bandleader in this extremely sentimental (and largely fictitious) account of his life.
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 “Pocahontas,” Friday through Sunday and Aug. 9-11 at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St. Friday and Saturday shows start 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:
• “Our Town.” 8 p.m. through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Waller Hall mainstage
• “God of Carnage,” 8 p.m. Aug. 8 to 10 and 2 p.m. Aug. 11, Waller Hall mainstage
Tickets are available in advance at the Hadley Union Building, on Pratt Drive of the IUP campus. 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.