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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,” through August. Featured in the show are oil landscapes of rural scenes of Pennsylvania, including Indiana County, and neighboring states. He also does landscapes of the Gettysburg battlefield and is represented by Gallery 30, 30 York St., Gettysburg. For more information, go to

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

The Indiana Art Association presents mosaics of international artist Jerry McClure through August in the Urgi Care facility at Indiana Regional Medical Center.

For more information, call (724) 910-1871 or go to

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.


Concerts in the Park will feature the country group 7 Mile Run at its final concert for the summer Sunday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Memorial Park, Indiana. For more information please contact Judy Holliday at (724) 840-7673 or email at

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 or call (800) 298-4200.


Indiana County Fair, Saturday through Aug. 31, Indiana County Fairgrounds/J.S. Mack Community Center, White Township.

Ox Hill Fair, Sept. 1-7, Ox Hill Road, near Plumville.

Cookport Fair, Sept. 8-14, Cookport fairgounds.


The Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present the following matinees at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in the third-floor theater:

• Saturday and Sunday, “Shenandoah,” a 1965 production starring Stewart, Katherine Ross and Doug McClure. The movie tells the story of a Virginia widower who is indifferent to the War between the States until his family becomes involved.

• Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, “Rear Window,” a 1954 production starring Stewart, Grace Kelly and Thelma Ritter. Stewart is a professional photographer who is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg and becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors.

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


Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild will hold open auditions for its fall play, “Greater Tuna,” a satire about small-town life from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 28 and 29 in the Pennsylvania room of the Punxsutawney Memorial Library. Roles are available for 8 or 9 adults (male or female) to play 20 characters.

For information, call director Jen Soliday at (814) 938-4934.

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