Party in the Park summer concert series will be hosted by the Everett Area Fund from 6 to 9 p.m. on the third Thursday of June, July and August at the Glen in Tenley Park. The free music series will feature the Hickory Bottom Band June 20, Bone Jacked July 18 and Desperado “Eagles” Tribute Band Aug. 15. There will be adult beverages, small games, food truck and more. Coolers are not permitted; the series is not a bring your own bottle event. A beer and wine truck will be open to fund more events.
“Tell Me a Story” workshop summer camp for children 6 and older will be hosted by the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Bedford from 1 to 3 p.m. June 24, 26, 28 under the leadership of local artist Linda Callaway. The three-day camp will focus on creating a story, developing prints to illustrate the story, and then using simple bookbinding techniques to put them all together. All supplies are included in the workshop fee. The cost is $95 for non-members and $85 for members. Children registering by June 17 will receive a $10 discount. See this event on the SAMA Bedford Facebook page or call 814-589-3020 for more information.
“Draw It – Paint It” workshop for children will be hosted by the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Bedford from 1 to 3 p.m. June 29. The workshop for children ages 6 and older will be led by local artists Dorothy Vensel and Nicole Clark. Participants will be asked to bring a subject or picture they are interested in working with for inspiration and then will be led through the many decisions behind a finished piece of art including the medium and the composition. The result will be an original work by each artist. All supplies are included in the workshop fee. The cost is $45 for non-members and $35 for members. Children registered by June 24 will receive a $10 discount. See the events on the SAMA Bedford Facebook page or call 814-589-3020 for more information.
Eighth annual Tractorfest will be held Sept. 27-29 at the Shawnee Valley Fire Company pavilion and picnic grounds in Schellsburg. All proceeds benefit the fire company. The featured tractor for this year will be Farmall, International and McCormick Deering. The show opens at 5 p.m. Sept. 27. A slow tractor race is planned for 6 p.m. A tractor ride will be offered Saturday, and a deadweight tractor pull will begin at 2 p.m. A live band will perform in the evening. A second tractor ride will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday, and will be followed by a Kids Pedal Pull at 3 p.m. Also planned are chicken barbecues, a Chinese auction, vendors, small games of chance, a gun drawing, a tractor giveaway and food sales. Planning meeting are scheduled for Aug. 14 and Sept. 11 at the pavilion at 7 p.m.
Penn State’s Jay Paterno and nationally-known illustrator Joe Servello from Altoona will be the featured guests at the Mountain City Book Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15 at Heritage Plaza, 1401-07 11th Ave., Altoona. There will be more than 50 authors, a children’s writing workshop, poetry readings, author question-and-answer sessions and entertainment. Visit www.mountaincitybookfest.com for more information.
Pennsylvania Consort 2019 Summer Music on the Square series includes performances by Ricky Howsare on June 23, The Bridge on June 30, Crossroads on July 7, Somerset Community Band on July 14, Coltt Lepley on July 21 and Mercersburg Community Band on July 28. Admission to the 2 p.m. concerts is free; donations will be accepted. The concerts are staged on the Public Square, Bedford. Bring a chair. In case of rain, the concerts will be moved to the Presbyterian church. To receive the consort’s electronic newsletter, text “PAConsort” to 22828.
Historian Ron Morgan will be the featured speaker at the Everett Railroad and Community Museum at 2 p.m. June 23. He will talk about the Broad Top area and the H&BT Railroad. Admission will be free.
Cruise-ins will be sponsored by the Fort Bedford Antique Automobile Club of America for all makes and years, cars, trucks and motorcycles June 15, 4 to 7 p.m., at Happy Hollow Restaurant, 10924 Raystown Road, Saxton; July 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Bedford Ford, 6985 Lincoln Highway, Bedford; and Aug. 25, 4 to 7 p.m. at Landmark Restaurant, 647 E. Pitt St., Bedford. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Fishertown Quaker Museum, housed in the 1883 Meeting House, has various exhibits on Quaker history in western Pennsylvania, local genealogy, and the Underground Railroad. The exhibits are open to visitors from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 1. The museum is located at 3140 Valley Rd., Fishertown.
Cruise-ins will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7 at Thomas Chevrolet-Subaru, Route 220 north of Bedford, with free food and beverages (call 623-8131) and 5 p.m. June 16 and Aug. 18 at the Shell Service Plaza, Route 30 east of Bedford, with food and a disc jockey (call 623-7824). Participants may bring customized cars, trucks, motorcycles and antique vehicles.
Summer Classic Cruise-In will be hosted by Thomas Chevrolet Subaru in Bedford July 6, Aug. 3 and Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cruise-ins are open to the public, all car clubs, car types, trucks and motorcycles. There will be door prizes, hot dogs, music and activities.