The Artists Hand Gallery, 732 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present:
• Open studio for artists, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday 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 Tuesday. 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, 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, 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.indianapaartassocia tion.org.
The Indiana County Historical Museum, 621 Wayne Ave., Indiana, presents the following programs:
• Indiana Open Arts Exhibit, Saturday through Jan. 10. The show is sponsored by the Indiana Art Association, the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Garden Club.
• 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.
Kipp Gallery in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Sprowls Hall presents “New Works: Adam John Manley,” through Dec. 5, features sculpture and woodworkings exploring maritime and coastal life.
For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
The University Museum in Sutton Hall at IUP presents “Capturing the Moment: Photography at IUP,” through Dec. 7.
The museum’s 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.
Breakfast with Santa, 10 a.m. Dec. 7, London Ballroom, Chestnut Ridge Resort, 132 Pine Ridge Road, Burrell Township. In addition to a visit from Santa, there will be a breakfast buffet, cookie decorating and photo opportunities. Children younger than 4 are admitted free. Call (724) 459-7191, ext. 111, to make reservations.
Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, Wayne Avenue, White Township, will present:
• Disney Live!, 1 and 4 p.m., Dec. 8
• B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20
• The Harlem Globetrotters, 7 p.m. Dec. 27
• The Fresh Beat Band, 5 p.m. Jan. 19
• Justin Moore, 7 p.m. Feb. 12, with Randy Houser and Josh Thompson
For more information, go to www.kovalchickcomplex.com or call (800) 298-4200.
Blairsville Light-Up Night, 6 p.m. Dec. 7. Festivities include a parade and the arrival of Santa Claus.
Homer City Light-Up Night, 6 p.m. Dec. 6. Festivities include a craft bazaar, parade, bonfire and visit with Santa at the Homer City Fire Hall. For more information, call (724) 479-2184.
Sara Evans will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson St., Punxsutawney. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For tickets, call (814) 938-9632.
It’s a Wonderful Life Festival and Parade, will begin at 4 p.m. Friday. Activities include continuous showings of “It’s a Wonderful Life” beginning at 4 p.m.; family activities along North Seventh Street from 5:30 to 8 p.m.; and holiday parade at 7 p.m., culminated in the tree lighting at the Indiana County Court House. Santa will mingle with guests. At 8:15 p.m., Jimmy Stewart impersonator Chris Collins will introduce the showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Festival of Lights, Nov. 28 to Dec. 1; Dec. 5-8; and Dec. 12 through Jan. 1, Blue Spruce Park, near Ernest. See more than 80 light displays including animation, during a 2-mile drive around the lake. Hours are 5:30 to 10 p.m. Visit with Santa in the gift shop from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 8, 14,15, 21 and 22. For more information, go to www.indianacountyparks.org.
The Jimmy Stewart Museum, 835 Philadelphia St., Indiana, will present the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a 1946 production starring Stewart and Donna Reed at 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 2 in the third-floor theater.
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he never existed.
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 the following shows in Philadelphia Street Playhouse, 725 Philadelphia St.:
• “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge,” 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 20 and 21, and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 and 22.
• “You Can’t Take it with You,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7-8 , 14- 15, and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and 16.
• “A Woman Called Truth,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23. A staged dramatic reading of the Sojourner Truth story in recognition of Black History Month.
• “Glengarry Glen Ross,” 7:30 p.m. March 28 and 29 and April 4 and 5, and 2:30 p.m. March 30 and April 6.
• “I Remember Mama,” 7:30 p.m. May 9, 10, 16 and 17, and 2:30 p.m. May 11 and 18.
The Indiana Area Junior High School Drama Club will present “The Canterville Ghost” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the auditorium. Tickets are available at the door.
The Lively Arts at IUP will present:
• “A Chirstmas Carol,” 8 p.m. Dec. 3-8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9 on the Waller Hall Mainstage
• Rhythmic Circus, 7 p.m. Dec. 3, Fisher Auditorium
For more information, call (724) 357-2787 or go to www.iup.edu/livelyarts.
Ligonier Valley High School will present “The Election,” by Don Zolidis, at 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday in the high school auditorium. Tickets available at the door.
Ligonier Theatre, 208 W. Main St., Ligonier, will present “A Ligonier Christmas,” a traditional holiday concert, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7.
Tickets and more information available at www.ligoniertheatre.com or by calling (724) 238-6514.