Cove Community Chorus will present “The Best Christmas Ever” concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 24 in the Spring Cove Middle School auditorium. The chorus is directed by Tom Kunkle. The Christmas classic, “Joy to the World” will be sung in celebration of the 300th year of conception. Local soloists, pianists and dancers will perform such favorites as “The Little Drummer Boy,” the medley “A Song in the Air with Away in the Manger” and “Frosty the Snowman.” The audience will be invited to join the sing-a-long. Concert tickets are available at the Roaring Spring Department Store, The Music Emporium in the Walmart Plaza in Altoona, Thompson’s Pharmacy in Hollidaysburg, Mamie’s Cafe in Martinsburg, Nic’s Grab N Go in Williamsburg and Burget’s Hardware Store in Curryville.

Altoona Symphony Orchestra will continue with the 2019-20 concert season with “Besieged” Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditorium. Subscriptions and Flex Plans are available at or by calling 943-2500. Individual tickets are on sale at or by calling 944-9434. Prices are $35 for adults and $15 for students (includes box office fees). Tickets will also be available at the box office the evening of the concert.

Alum Bank Community Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host dances by KB & The Crew on Nov. 16 and White Shadow on Nov. 23 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Admission will be $5 per person. The kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m. Smoking and alcohol are prohibited. For more information, call 839-2358 or visit

Pennsylvania Consort’s 2019-2020 Guest Artist Series is under way. Upcoming concerts include Maryland State Boyschoir, 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,, at $10 for adults and $4 for students, plus a small processing fee. Patrons can print their tickets or show their confirmation purchase on their phones when they arrive.

Tickets are on sale for the next “Atomic Radio” Show at Off Pitt Street Theater on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. Off Pitt Street Productions and the Bedford Arts Cooperative will present two famous Science Fiction stories, “Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin and “Kaleidoscope” by Ray Bradbury, along with an OPS Kids story, “A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon. Admission is $15 for adults or $10 for students and senior citizens. To reserve, call or text 814-310-1987, or tickets may be purchased online at Light refreshments are available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, e-mail The theater is located at 110 W. Pitt St., Bedford.

Claysburg Area Community Theatre will stage the musical “The Music Man” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School. Tickets can be purchased at the C&S Markets in Claysburg for $12 for adults and $10 for students or at the door for $14 for adults and $12 for students.

Volunteer chorus for the 32nd-year Messiah concert in December will rehearse from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7, Nov. 14, and Dec. 5 at the Bedford Presbyterian Church and Dec. 13 at the Chestnut Ridge Independent Fellowship Church. There also will be an afternoon rehearsal Dec. 14 at the Chestnut Ridge church, where the performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14. New singers are asked to contact Deena Thompson at for more information.

Everett’s Home for Christmas Celebration will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Small Business Saturday. The Everett Area Better Business Association New Ideas Committee will host Everett’s Holiday Celebration. The parade will return this year and will start at 3 p.m. It will travel on Main Street from the high school to Juniata Street. Main Street will be lined with vendors, live music and organizations with activities. The tree lighting in the old gazebo area will occur at 5:45 p.m., with silent fireworks ending the evening. Vendor spaces are free. Parade entries are welcomed. Sign up at the Everett Free Library or contact the committee chairperson at The home decorating committee will be branching out to homes in the 15537 zip code area. Parking meters are available to be “Holidazzled,” and luminaries will be available for donation again to light the night and honor someone special or a business.

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