Bedford County Players will host their second annual Season Gala May 9 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. The Players open their 2020 season with “Clue: On Stage” April 24, 25, May 1 and May 2 at the Bedford Moose Lodge. The production will be directed by Matt Godissart. The season opener will be followed by the Players’ summer musical, “Willy Wonka,” June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at the Chestnut Ridge Middle School auditorium. The production will be directed by Shane Lynn. On stage Aug. 7, 8, 14, 15 will be the comedy “Opal’s Husband,” with performances held at the Bedford Church of the Brethren. The production will be directed by Thalia Fleetwood. With their children’s productions back in full swing, “Cinderella” will be performed at the Bedford Church of the Brethren Oct. 23, 24, 30, 31. The production will be directed by Thalia Fleetwood. The final production of 2020 will be “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play” Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12 at the Bedford Church of the Brethren. The production will be directed by Kay Dull.
Cruise-ins will be hosted by the Fort Bedford Antique Automobile Club of America from 4 to 7 p.m. June 13 at Happy Hollow Restaurant, 10924 Raystown Road, Saxton; and July 26 and Aug. 16 at Landmark Restaurant, 647 E. Pitt Street, Bedford. All makes and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles welcomed.
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 email@example.com. Reservations or advance purchase are recommended. To reserve, call or text 814-310-1987. To purchase, visit www.offpittstreet.com. People ages 21 and older may bring their own beverages.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The festival website is akersvillefallfestival.wordpress.com.
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 2019-2020 Guest Artist Series concerts will end for the season with a 7:30 p.m. May 2 concert by Washington Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble at St. John’s United Church of Christ. 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.
Summer classic cruise-in will be hosted by Thomas Chevrolet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 20. The Father’s Day weekend celebration. There will be door prizes, activities, hot dogs, music. All clubs, car types, trucks and motorcycles can be entered. Registration will be free on the day of the show. For more information, call 623-8131.
Summer cruise-ins will be hosted by R&N Tire, Everett, at Moon Glo II skating rink parking lot, Bedford, from 5 to 8 p.m. June 14, July 12, Aug. 9 and Sept. 13. There will be music and food. Bring cars, trucks, motorcycles and antique vehicles. For more information, call 652-6854, 623-8674 or 623-0804.
Summer cruise-ins will be hosted by Shell and the A&W Sac Shop Restaurant, Route 30 east of Bedford, at 5 p.m. May 17, July 19, Sept. 20, with a raindate of Oct. 18. There will be food and a disc jockey. Bring customized and antique vehicles and motorcycles. There is no charge. Door prizes will be awarded.
Bedford Arts Cooperative’s first “Spring into Books” festival, which includes the student juried art show and the atomic radio performance, on April 25 has been postponed. All registered author and vendor spaces will be reserved for the new festival date. If an author or vendor cannot attend on the new date, a refund of the registration fee will be issued. The cooperative’s events, as well as events hosted by Off Pitt Street Theater Company, for May are tentative.