The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, presents a display by artist HK Miller Jr., a resident of Indiana and retired elementary art teacher from Ben Franklin Elementary School, titled “The Eastern Farm: Simple Shapes and Functional Beauty,” on display through August. Featured in the show are oil landscapes of rural scenes of Pennsylvania and neighboring states, featuring Indiana County locales. He also does landscapes of the Gettysburg battlefield and is represented by Gallery 30, 30 York St., Gettysburg. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Go to www.theartistshandgallery.com. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Historical Society of the Blairsville Area, 116 E. Campbell St., presents a summer exhibit, “Blairsville: 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 UrgiCare facility at Indiana Regional Medical Center
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: Jukehouse Bombers (blues), Sunday; 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.
The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., with The Gap Ministry, is holding a free night of coffee, music and conversation from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Christian contemporary music will be performed by various local artists. There will be free cookies. For more information, contact Pastor Jackie Greene at email@example.com.
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.
Dayton Fair, Sunday through Aug. 18, 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.
Ox Hill Fair, Sept. 1-7, Ox Hill Road, near Plumville. www.oxhillfair.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, “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.
• Aug. 17-18, “The Cheyenne Social Club,” a 1970 production starring Stewart, Henry Fonda and Shirley Jones. Stewart inherits and runs a bawdy house in the Old West.
Museum admission: members, free; adults, $7; seniors, military, students with ID, $6; children 7 to 17, $5; children younger than 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,” Friday through Sunday, 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 “God of Carnage,” 8 p.m. today through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Waller Hall, Mainstage
Tickets will 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. Contact the Lively Arts at (724) 357-ARTS.