Candlelit Christmas will be hosted by Old Bedford Village from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 and Dec. 14. Anyone bringing a $10 gift for cats, dogs or other pets will receive a free hot chocolate and cookie. Bring flashlights. Admission will be $10 for adults, $8 for children and $5 for children 5 and younger.

Dance featuring Good Times Gospel Band will be hosted by the Broad Top Area Senior Citizens from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 23 at the senior center. The kitchen will open at 5 p.m.

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 Wal-Mart 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 or from any member of the chorus.

Alum Bank Community Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host a dance with 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

Ninth annual Christmas craft and vendor show at St. Thomas Hall will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 7 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 8. Proceeds will benefit the St. Thomas Youth Choir. The kitchen will be open. Hot roast beef sandwiches with fries will be featured on Sunday. There will be crafts, food and bake sale. Plenty of parking will be available. For more information, call 814-494-1608.

Tickets for the Off Pitt Street Theater Family Christmas Show, “Twas the Opening Night before Christmas” by Cindy Marcus and Flip Kobler, will be staged under the direction of Dawn Ziviello. at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and Dec. 13 and 3 p.m. Dec. 8 and Dec. 15. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Advanced purchase/reservations are recommended but not required. Seating is limited. Reserve by calling/texting 814-310-1987 or order online at Group rates are available. Email for more information. Off Pitt Street Theater is located inside Locality Gallery 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.

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.

Pennsylvania Consort will celebrate 32 years of presenting Handel’s “Messiah” with this year’s performance at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Chestnut Ridge Independent Fellowship Church, 1486 Quaker Valley Road, New Paris. The conductor for this year’s concert is Dr. Russ Shelley, and the soloists are Elizabeth Shoenfelt, soprano; Claire DeArmitt, mezzo-soprano; Christyan Seay, tenor; and James Martin, bass. Seating for the concert is general admission with no assigned areas. Venue doors open at 6:45 p.m. Advance tickets are available at the Bedford County Visitors Bureau in Bedford, and Lowers Pharmacy in Everett. The prices for advance tickets are $13 for adult and $7 for students. Tickets are also available for purchase at www.paconsort/org/events. Tickets for the performance will be sold at the door one hour before the concert. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults and $9 for students through high school. For information, call 733-2301 or email The volunteer chorus for the concert will rehearse from 7 to 9 p.m. 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.

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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