Pennsylvania Consort’s 2019-2020 Guest Artist Series is under way. Upcoming concerts include organist Bryan Lohr, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Trinity Lutheran Church; Maryland State Boychoir, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, at St. John’s United Church of Christ; Allegheny String Quartet, 7:30 p.m. March 28, Trinity Lutheran Church; Pittsburgh Women’s Choral Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. April 4, Bedford Presbyterian Church; Washington Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. May 2, St. John’s United Church of Christ. All of the concert locations are handicapped accessible. Tickets are general admission with no assigned seating. Venue doors open at 6:45 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $4 for students and are available for purchase at the Bedford County Visitors’ Bureau in Bedford and at Lowers Pharmacy in Everett. Tickets purchased at the door cost $12 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are also available for purchase online through the website, www.paconsort.org/events, at $10 for adults and $4 for students, plus a small processing fee.
Dance to the music of the Sharp Tones will be hosted by the Alum Bank Community Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Alum Bank Fire Hall. Admission is $5 per person. The kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. Smoking and alcohol consumption are prohibited. For more information, call 839-2358 or visit www.facebook.com/AlumBankFireCompanyAux.
Auditions for Off Pitt Street Theater’s family Christmas show, “Twas the Opening Night Before Christmas,” will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 20 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Visit www.OffPittStreet.com to sign up for an audition. There are parts for 14 to 20 actors and choral singers. For more information, call or text 814-310-1987.
Alum Bank Fire Department in Pleasantville will host a craft show and bake sale to benefit the fire department 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the fire hall, 6738 King Saint Clair Road, near the intersection of Routes 96 and 56 and across the road from the Pleasantville Industrial Park. Orders are being taken for homemade vegetable beef, beef noodle and ham and bean soups. Donations of baked goods are welcomed. Admission is free. The Halloween parade is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Pleasantville, with lineup starting at 6 p.m. For more information, call 839-2944 before the events or 839-2940 on the day of the show.
Christmas craft show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Bedford American Legion, 3721 Business Route 220, Bedford. There will be more than 40 vendors in the upper and lower banquet halls.
Annual Bedford Elks Halloween Parade will be held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. The raindate is Oct. 30. The parade will start at the east end of town, travel up East Pitt Street, and turn left onto Juliana Street, where it will pass in front of the judges stand before disbanding at the Bedford County Courthouse. The parade will begin to form at 6:30 p.m. Individuals or organizations interested in being part of the parade may pick up a registration form at the Bedford Borough office or online at www.downtownbedford.com or Bedford Elks Halloween Parade Facebook page. Mummers, who need no prior registration, should report to the Landmark Restaurant parking lot the night of the parade. Participants are reminded that throwing candy is prohibited; however, passing out candy is allowed. If selling anything, transient vendors are required to obtain a license from the borough. Call Brad Koontz at 623-9510 for more information. The annual parade is coordinated by the Bedford Elks Lodge #1707 and supported by local businesses.
Saturday night dance will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Broad Top Area Senior Center, Saxton. The kitchen will open at 5 p.m.
Everett’s Halloween Parade will be hosted by the Everett Recreation Board and sponsored by the Bloody Run Social Club at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29. “Halloween/Autumn” will be the theme. Parade participants will line up at 6:30 p.m. along the east end of Main Street. The parade route travels from East Main Street at Karns Avenue to West Main Street at the Everett Foodliner. To participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Tenley Park Facebook page. Anyone needing a hard copy of the registration form can call 494-2120 and leave a message.
Pumpkinfest will be held at Old Bedford Village from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 and Oct. 20. There will be a kiddos train ride, cider making, scarecrow making, visits with Big Bertha the cow, a pumpkin guessing game, candlemaking, basketmaking, pumpkin carving or stickers, food and more. Admission will be $10 for adults and free for youth under age 14.
Fulton Fall Folk Festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 and Oct. 19 and noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Hope Christian Academy in McConnellsburg. There are a limited number of outdoor and indoor spaces available. For more information, call 717-816-4081.
“Politics can be Murder,” an interactive murder mystery fundraiser, will be presented by Off Pitt Street Theater Company, the Bedford Arts Cooperative and the Helen B. Hughes Foundation of Democratic Women at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 at Locality Gallery. Tickets are limited and by pre-sale only. Cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple. Proceeds benefit the Helen B. Hughes Foundation of Democratic Women. For more information, call 814-310-1987 or email email@example.com.
Akersville Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17-19. The family-friendly festival features 50 crafters and vendors, ice cream, popcorn, antique cars and tractors, children’s activities, live music, apple cider, apple butter, food, kettle fries, 2020 calendars and more. The festival will be held at 3431 S. Valley Road, Crystal Spring; take Route 915 south off Route 30, travel 2 1/2 miles or take exit 151 off Interstate 70 and travel 3 1/2 miles north on Route 915.