The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present an open studio for artists, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 22 and 29; Nov. 12, 19 and 26; and Dec. 10 and 17. A monetary donation for use of the space is appreciated.
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 Art Association presents, through Dec. 6:
• Water drop photography, by Darlene Palmer, in the Urgi Care facility at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
• “The Spice of Life,” a series of oil paintings depicting children and other heartwarming scenes, by Dr. Muriel Monroe, at the Ambulatory Surgical Center, IRMC.
• “Splashes of Color,” abstract paintings from Julie Engelmann’s recent painting class, by artists Candace Joseph, Jan Miles, Heather Lipe and Julieann Knox, The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St.
• “Nature and the World Around Us,” photographs by Heather Russell, in the Chalice Room, Calvary Presbyterian Church, 695 Church St. Visitors should 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 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,” through Nov. 9.
The museum’s summer hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 2 to 6:30 p.m.; Thursdays, noon to 7:30 p.m.; and Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday and university holidays.
Located on the first floor of IUP’s Sutton Hall, the museum is free and open to the community.
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Wayne Avenue, White Township, will present:
• 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
Fall Fest, 11 a.m., Oct. 12, Cherrywood Golf Course, 255 Diehl Road, Penn Run. Vendors, craft items, baked goods, food and entertainment. There will also be face painting and a bouncy house for children, as well as hayrides to the field to get pumpkins. Also planned is a bonfire with s’more kits for sale. Rounds of golf will be at a discounted price of $5 per round. Dreamlight Photography will be set up to take pictures of families and children. For more information, call (724) 762-4885 or (724) 388-6554.
Indiana LGBT Film Festival, Sundays in October at 6 p.m. in Stouffer Hall, on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus. Scheduled movies are:
• “comedy G.B.F.,” Sunday, with Leslea Newman, author of the children’s book “Heather Has Two Mommies” and a book of poetry, “October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard,” delivering a keynote speech during an opening night reception.
• Oct.13: “Ian Harvie Superhero” and “The New Black.”
• Oct. 20: Out in the Dark with “America’s Most Unwanted” and “The Maiden and the Princess.”
• Oct. 27: “Geography Club” and “The Perfect Wedding.”
All films are free and open to the public, though donations are accepted in support of the films. The series is sponsored by The Indiana Cares Campaign to End Homophobia.
Visit www.indianacarescampaign.org or email email@example.com.
The Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present the following movies at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in the third-floor theater:
• Saturday and Sunday, “Winchester ’73,” a 1950 production starring Stewart, Shelley Winters and Dan Duryea. This Western story of Stewart tracking down a man — and his stolen gun — is told through series of interrelated episodes, leading to a memorable shootout among rock-strewn hills.
• Oct. 12-13, “Bend of the River,” a 1952 production starring Stewart, Julie Adams and Arthur Kennedy. This Western is about 1840s Oregon with conflict between Stewart, outlaw turned wagon-train scout, and Kennedy, his one-time comrade who steals settlers’ supplies.
• Oct. 19-20, “The Greatest Show on Earth,” a 1952 production starring Stewart, Charlton Heston and Betty Hutton. Stewart was well cast as a circus clown with a mysterious past. It was an Oscar winner for best picture and story.
• Oct. 26-27, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” a 1962 production starring Stewart, Vera Miles and John Wayne. Tenderfoot lawyer Stewart helps civilize the West, but needs help from he-man Wayne to do so.
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.