“Superheroes of the Block Party” will be hosted by New Paris Borough from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 14 at the New Paris Community building. There will be a bouncy house, games, crafts, food, story time every half hour, door prize drawings and a change to meet the first responders of the community. An extra ticket will be given for each donation of a non-perishable food item. Proceeds benefit the New Paris Food Pantry.
Pennsylvania Consort will host a free concert at 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Bedford Presbyterian Church on the square. Solos and duets will be presented by three local musicians, including Autumn Creghton on flute, Wesley Mason on violin, and Beth Hull on piano. Attendees not fully COVID-19 vaccinated, must wear masks, per church guidelines.
Dance with music by Country Traditions will be hosted by the Alum Bank Community Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Aug. 21 at the fire hall. Admission will be $5 per person. The kitchen will open at 5 p.m. The dance is smoke free and alcohol free. For more information, call 814-839-2358 or visit www.facebook.com/AlumBankFireCompanyAux.
Tickets are available at the Bedford County Fair office until July 24. The daily gate pay-one-price admission to this year’s Fair will be $10 on Sunday, $5 on Monday, $10 on Tuesday through Saturday. Monday will be Military Appreciation Day and veterans and military personnel with proper identification will be admitted free. Senior citizens ages 65 and older with Medicare cards will be admitted free on Tuesday until 4 p.m.; after 4 p.m., admission will be $10. Gate admission includes exhibits, grandstand shows and mechanical rides. Car parking will cost $3. Advance tickets are $9 each. Weekly walk around tickets, which do not include grandstand shows, carnival rides or car parking, cost $17 each. The last day to buy advance tickets and walk around passes will be 4:30 p.m. July 24 at the Fair office. Pit admission for races, demos and truck pulls are $15, plus $10 gate fee, for $25 total, plus parking cost.
Second annual Hot Rods for Hunger Classic Car Cruise-In will be hosted by Conemaugh Home Health’s Bedford office and the Alum Bank Volunteer Fire Company at noon Aug. 28 at the Alum Bank Fire Hall picnic grounds, intersection of Routes 56 and 96 in Pleasantville. In addition to the car show, there will be live music, concessions and a truck and tractor pull. The event grounds will open at 11 a.m., with the cruise-in scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Live music will be performed from the main stage under the pavilion, beginning at 12:30 p.m., with the welcoming ceremony and national anthem presentation planned for 1 p.m. The tractor weigh-in time will be 4 p.m., followed by the first pull at 5 p.m. Admission will be a donation of non-perishable food items. Monetary donations also will be accepted. For more information on the cruise-in, call 814-659-9802. For more information about the pull, call 814-285-0044.
Cruise-In Summer Classic shows will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7 and Sept. 4 at Thomas Chevrolet, 4003 Business Route 220, Bedford. There will be door prizes, family activities, food and music. All clubs, car types, trucks and motorcycles may participate. Registration is free. For more information, call 814-623-8131.
Cruise-ins will be sponsored by the Fort Bedford Auto Club of the Antique Automobile Club of America from 4 to 7 p.m. July 24, Aug. 21 and Sept. 18 at Happy Hollow Restaurant, 10924 Raystown Road, Saxton. All makes and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome to participate. Bring chairs. There will be music. Eat-in and take-out food service will be available. Masks may be required inside.
Bedford Summer Art Camp for children ages 6 to 12 years will be offered from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 25, 26 at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Bedford. A basic understanding of art materials will be highlighted. The cost for the 10-day camp is $150 per child, which includes all materials and snacks. In-person reservations are limited to 20 students. For those who cannot attend the full camp, individual kits, including materials, images and instruction sheets can be purchased for $20 per kit with specified date and project title. Registration should be received no later than July 26 by emailing email@example.com or calling 814-589-3020.
Wells Tannery’s 73rd Homecoming and 11th Car and Truck Show will be held July 31. The annual parade will be held at 11 a.m. and will end at the community park, where outside food service will be provided by local food venders Sipes Smokehouse BBQ, Jenni’s Fork & Spoon, Grover Hess Hershey Ice Cream truck, with the park selling homemade pies, cakes, fruit cups, hot dogs and soda. Outside tables will be set up in the parking lot and covered pavilion, along with seating in the park’s air-conditioned dining hall. Children’s activities and free face painting will be available during the afternoon. Car show registration will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. with the presentation of 22 trophies for the two divisions — vintage (1969 & older) and classic (1970 & newer) — at 4 p.m. All cars and trucks are encouraged and welcome to participate in the parade, but are not required to do so. No registration is required for the parade. For more car show information, call 302-430-3864 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Live music will be presented from 12:30 to 4 p.m. by Wells Tannery native and Nashville singer and songwriter Zac Grace.
Bedford PA Community Drum Circle, designed for fun, relaxation and community building, will take place, rain or shine, from 6 to 8 p.m. July 25, Aug. 29, Sept. 26 and Oct. 31 outdoors at 420 S. Richard St., Bedford, an accessible covered space in the backyard. See updates on the Facebook page. Social distancing is possible. Anyone without signs of illness is welcome; no prior experience is needed. The circle is substance-free, family-friendly for ages 6 and older. There will be drums to borrow. Admission is free. Bring a chair, a mask and a hand held rhythm instrument, if having one. Donations are appreciated. Contact 814-494-6276 or email@example.com to RSVP, with questions, or if severe weather occurs.
Entries will be accepted for the sixth annual OPS Playwriting Contest until Aug. 1. For $10 per entry, authors in the central and western regions of Pennsylvania and the Cumberland, Md., region may submit a new, unpublished one-act play for judging. Off Pitt Street Theater Company will produce the first- and second-place winners and highlight the third-place winner at the “Winner’s Showcase” in April 2022. All plays are judged anonymously by an independent panel. For contest details and rules or to upload an entry, visit www.offpittstreet.com/contests.html or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call or text 814-310-1987.
Dungeons and Dragons role-playing games club at Off Pitt Street Theater is still accepting new members for participants in grades 4 through adult. Registration is $20, and weekly attendance fee is $10. For more information or to register, visit OffPittStreet.com/classes.
Enrollment is open and scholarships are available for Off Pitt Street Theater summer camps for students ages 7-14. For information and to register, visit offpittstreet.com, call or text 814-310-1987 or email email@example.com.
Reservations are being accepted for “Murder in High Fashion,” a murder mystery event, to be staged at 8 p.m. July 23 and July 24 at Off Pitt Street Theater, Bedford. The formalwear fashion show production will be sponsored by Beverly’s Touch of Class. Participants will interview characters, play games and win prizes. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar for anyone 21 and older, and refreshments will be sold. Make reservations by calling or texting 814-310-1987, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or online at offpittstreet.com. Space is limited.
Voice actors are needed for Off Pitt Street Theater’s Atomic Radio show at 8 p.m. July 31. A read for the show will be held at 3 p.m. July 25. Interested voice actors should respond by calling ir texting 814-310-1987 or emailing email@example.com.