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November 30, 2012

Events | Spirit gift

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Bright lights

Holiday Lights on the Lake will be open through Jan. 6 at Lakemont Park, 700 Park Ave., Altoona.

Hours are  6 to 10 nightly.

The cost is $10 for standard passenger vehicle; $20 for commercial van; $25 for school bus; $75 for motorcoach; and $34.95 for unlimited visits pass for standard vehicle only.

Information: (800) 434-8006 or www.lakemontparkfun.com.

Overly’s Country Christmas will be open through Jan. 1 at Westmoreland Fairgrounds, Greensburg.

Hours are 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The cost is $10 per vehicle Mondays through Thursdays and $12 per vehicle Fridays through Sundays; $15 per limousine, extended passenger van or minibus.

Information: (724) 423-1400 or www.overlys.com.

Art and music

Bedford County Arts Council will host a show and sale by Kevin Kutz through Dec. 30 at Bedford County Center for the Arts at the Anderson House, 137 E. Pitt St., Bedford.

The exhibit includes landscapes and portraits.

The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Singer-songwriter Hannah Bingman will lead a songwriting workshop at 3 p.m. Saturday at the arts center.

The interactive class will feature a short overview of Bingman’s  songwriting process and opportunities for participants to bring songs they are working on and ask questions.

The cost is $20 for adults and $15 for students.

Information: 623-1538 or email gallery@artsinbedfordpa.org.

Santa’s farm

A Christmas tour will be held from 1 to  5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Green Slopes Farm, 260 Green Slopes Farm Road, Imler.

Guests will be able to mingle with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and his cows and other farm animals, receive a Got Milk gift from Santa, view a live nativity by a local church and tour the farmhouse decorated for Christmas with antiques and the farm museum filled with mannequins and dairy show awards.  

Kettle corn, homemade apple butter, local crafts and fresh cut trees and swags will be available for purchase.

The cost for the tour is $4 a person.

Information: Green Slopes Farm on Facebook.

Hallelujah chorus

Pennsylvania Consort’s 25th consecutive presentation of Handel’s “Messiah” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bedford United Methodist Church, 132 E. John St. 

This longstanding traditional event is anchored by the 50-plus member volunteer choir from Bedford, Blair and Huntingdon counties, conducted by Nicholas Will.  

Tickets, which will be sold at the door one hour before the concert, are $9 for adults and $4.50 for students through high school.  

Information: 733-2301or email paconsort@artsinbedfordpa.org.  

Worthy cause

Local musicians Walt & Jackie with Denise Baldwin will perform at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Caffé Amadeus, 628 Philadelphia St., Indiana.             

All donations collected will benefit WKYE’s 12 Wishes of Christmas.

All three musicians are songwriters and have been creating original holiday music to share with holiday favorites.

Before the concert, the trio will be guests on The Acoustic Hour with Anthony Frazier from 9 to 10 a.m.

Admission is free to the concert, but seating is limited.

Information: www.waltandjackie.com, www.denisebaldwin.com or www.caffeamadeus.com.

Painted art

“Faces and Places” by Butler County artist William Perry will be on display through Dec. 31 at Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.

The Johnstown native’s watercolors show the diversity and emotion of faces as well as scenes painted in Italy.

Information: 536-5399.

Regional art

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Council for the Arts’ 17th annual regional juried exhibition will be on display through Feb. 10 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley, One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier.

The exhibition will include 73 works from 73 individual artists from the 19 southwestern counties of Pennsylvania, featuring oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, wood, clay and photography.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends.

Information: (724) 238-6015 or www.sama-art.org.

Art’s allies

The 80th annual Allied Artists Juried Exhibition will be on display through Jan. 5 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Johnstown, Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of Pitt-Johnstown, Richland Township.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Information: 269-7234 or www.johnstownart.com.

State of the art

“Biennial 2012” will be on display through Jan. 26 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The exhibition will feature 131 works from nearly 100 Pennsylvania artists.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 472-3920 or www.sama-art.org.

Artistic faith

“Seeing and Believing: Art Encounters Faith” will be on display through Dec. 8 in the Margery Wolf-Kuhn Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto on the campus of St. Francis University.

The 45-piece exhibition features paintings, drawings, prints and photographs representing Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and American Indian spirituality.

Information: 472-3920 or www.sama-art.org.

Varied art

The annual juried exhibition “Artists in Our Midst” will be on display through Jan. 19 in the Shirley and Fred A. Pechter Gallery at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 Eleventh Ave., Altoona.

The exhibition will have 77 works created by 27 local and regional artists who are members of Art in Common.

The wide variety of media will include photography, watercolor, wood, acrylic, oil, clay, fiber arts and mixed media.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Information: 946-4464 or www.sama-art.org.

Lifelong art

“Colleen Browning: Drawings” will be on display through Jan. 12 at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 11th Ave.

Political art

“The Paintings of Dick Morrill” will be on display through Dec. 8 at the University Museum on the first floor of Sutton Hall on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Morrill’s work focuses on political commentary, portraying political spectacles and revealing portraits of individual personalities.

Hours are 2 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, noon to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

The museum is free and open to the community.

Information: (724) 357-2397 or www.iup.edu/museum.

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