The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, presents:
• Artist Open Studio Tour Group Show, through Sept. 28. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
• Open studio tour, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, Sept. 28-29, at various art studios throughout Indiana County. This self-guided tour is free and open to the public. For more information, visit IndianaArtsCouncil.org.
For more information, 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 display of Victorian trading cards on exhibit through Nov. 26. This hand-delivered form of advertising was used during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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 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 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 “Layers: Places in Peril,” Sept. 17 through Nov. 9. A public reception will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 14.
Located on the first floor of IUP’s Sutton Hall, the museum is free and open to the community. Visit the website at www.iup.edu/museums for more information.
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.
Marion Center Car Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 15, Marion Center Community Park. The show is presented by the Punxsutawney Region AACA. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with trophies awarded for various categories. DJ Jerry B will provide music and there will be a car corral, flea market, antique tractors, food, door prizes and more. For information on the show, call Mac Blair at (724) 463-3372 and for information on the car corral or flea market, call Mitch Leasure at (724) 397-9595.
Band Fest 2013, featuring 12 area bands, will be held Sept. 21 beginning at 6 p.m. at Indiana Area Senior High School’s Andy Kuzneski Field. The concession stand will open at 5 p.m. Participating will be high school bands from Blairsville, Burrell, DuBois, Freeport, Indiana Area, Marion Center, Northern Cambria, Penns Manor, Punxsutawney, Purchase Line and United.
The show will conclude with a performance by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania marching band.
Ox Hill Fair, through Saturday, Ox Hill Road, near Plumville. www.oxhillfair.com.
Cookport Fair, Monday through Sept. 14, Cookport fairgounds. www.cookportfair.com.
Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, downtown Indiana. There will be workshops, entertainment, food, art exhibits, and more. Call (724) 357-2734 or visit www.northernappfolkfest.org.
St. Luke Lutheran Church, Saxonburg, is holding a quilt show as part of the Saxonburg Festival of the Arts Saturday and Sunday, in Saxonburg. More than 35 quilts will be featured during the two-day festival in Centennial Hall, behind the church at 310 W. State St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. There will also be concerts, crafts, food and children’s activities as well as quilting and sewing vendor booths, scissor sharpening, and local displays with fall and holiday items. All events are free and open to the public. More information is available by calling (724) 352-2333.
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, “Carbine Williams,” a 1952 production starring Stewart, Wendell Corey and James Arness. The movie tells the history of the inventor of the famed rifle, his problems with the law and his simple life.
• Sept. 14-15, “Speed,” a 1936 production starring Stewart, Wendy Barrie and Edwin Marin. Stewart stars as a test-car driver who develops a high-speed carburetor.
• Sept. 21-22, “The Stratton Story,” a 1949 production starring Stewart, June Allyson and Frank Morgan. Stewart stars as Monty Stratton, the baseball player whose loss of one leg did not halt his career.
• Sept. 28-29, “Navy Blue and Gold,” at 1937 production starring Stewart, Florence Rice and Robert Young. A hackneyed but entertaining saga of three pals (one rich and innocent, one a cynic and one mysterious “with a past”) going to Annapolis.
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 “Sylvia” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13-14 and 20-21 and at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and 22 at the Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St., Indiana. For reservations, call (724) 464-0726.
Tickets can be charged online at www.indianaplayers.com.