Alum Bank Fire Company Auxiliary dance for March 21 at the Alum Bank Fire Hall has been canceled.

Bedford County Players have postponed their second annual Season Gala from March 21 to May 9. The gala will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at The Hall At Kinton’s Knob. The evening will feature a “Roaring ’20s Speak Easy” theme. Players and patrons will be advised and encouraged to wear 1920s attire. Throughout the course of the evening, singers from the Bedford County Players will provide live music from the era. The directors of the upcoming season will gather and announce their shows, as well as explain their excitement and overall vision for the productions. Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, water, coffee, tea, soda, wine and beer will be served. Children are invited and encouraged to attend as well. Tickets are $20 each and may be reserved by calling 623-7555.

Tickets are on sale now for the 5th Annual Winner’s Showcase at 7 p.m. May 21 and May 22 and 3 p.m. May 23 at Off Pitt Street Theater, Bedford. The showcase will feature the world premier of the first- and second-place winners and a detailed preview of the third-place winner from the annual One Act, play-writing competition. This year’s winners are “Double Blind,” a lighthearted comedy of contrived identities, by Anna Lauffer, first place; “noreturn,” explores a mid-life crisis in the marriage of Adam and Eve, by Heather Koontz, second place; and “Hold for Hell,” a dark comedy set during Prohibition, by Mattea Harrison, third place. This year’s “Winner’s Showcase” is suitable for ages 14 and older. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Group rates are available by emailing Reservations or advance purchase are recommended. To reserve, call or text 814-310-1987. To purchase, visit People ages 21 and older may bring their own beverages.

Bedford Arts Cooperative will host “workshop days” in preparation for its “Juried Student Art Show.” Any student in grades 6-12 interested in having a piece of artwork ready to enter in the show is invited to attend. Artist Linda Callaway will offer guidance. Workshop days will occur on Tuesdays, through March 31, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at 110 W. Pitt St., Bedford. The art show will open April 25 and feature an artists reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit Bedford Arts Cooperative on Facebook, or email

Akersville Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15-17. Crafters, vendors, yard salers wanting to rent one of the 54 available spaces are asked to call 717-977-2953 or email at The festival website is

Children’s auditions for Off Pitt Street Theater’s production of “Millie Monka & the Salmon Cannery” will be held sometime in June. More details will be announced at a later date.

Contra dance, similar to a square dance, to benefit Fix a Pet low-cost spay and neuter clinics has been postponed. Organizers will provide information at a later date once the dance has been rescheduled.

Pennsylvania Consort’s Guest Artist Series concerts for March 28 and April 4 have been canceled.

Bedford Arts Cooperative will host the first “Spring into Books” festival on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 110 W. Pitt St., Bedford. The festival will be followed by an authors’ and artists’ reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and an “Atomic Radio Show” at 7 p.m. featuring local author Tom Catalano. Authors and vendors are invited to purchase a space for the festival. Cost is $20 per 10-foot space or $30 if electricity is required. Each registered author will be given an exclusive reading time-slot on stage to present a segment of their work. Sign-up deadline is April 10 or when capacity is reached. For more information, email, visit or call or text 814-310-1987. Admission to the radio show will be $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens.

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