Everett Area Fund’s annual Trivia Night Challenge will be held Jan. 18, starting at 7 p.m., at the Masonic Temple, Main Street, Everett. Teams can include up to six players. Cost will be $20 per player if pre-purchased tickets at www.everettareafund.org and $25 at the door. Snacks and adult refreshments will be included. There will be cash prizes.
Contra dance, similar to a square dance, to benefit Fix a Pet low-cost spay and neuter clinics will be held hosted by Lizzie and The Yeehaw Gang April 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bedford Moose. Caller is Bruce Young will be the caller, and Holly Foy will be the band leader. Both are from Folk College. Admission will be $10 per person for anyone 13 and older and free for anyone 12 and younger. Smoking and alcohol are prohibited. Anyone who would like to play in the band is welcome, but should attend at least one practice. All instruments are welcome. Contact 494-3654 for more information and practice times. Sheet music will be provided. All tickets qualify for door prizes. Tickets will be available through Fix a Pet Facebook page and Back Stage Alpaca shop, Juliana Street, Bedford.
Paint party will be hosted by the Bedford Arts Cooperative from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 16 at 110 W. Pitt St., Suite 2, Bedford. Guests must pre-register and select their “Painter’s Choice” project to either paint on a wood pallet or an antique window. There will be several designs to choose from. All materials are provided. Cost is $45 per person. People ages 21 and older may bring their own alcoholic beverages. To sign up, visit www.OffPittStreet.com, call or text 814-310-1987 or email email@example.com.
Off Pitt Street Theater Company is hosting its fifth annual OPS Open Playwriting Contest and accepting entries from all authors through Feb. 1. Each writer may submit a new, unpublished, one-act play for judging. Cost of submission is $10 per entry. Entry fee waivers are available for students enrolled in elementary, middle or high school. Off Pitt Street will produce the first-and second-place winning entries and highlight the third-place selection at its “Winner’s Showcase” in the spring. For contest details and rules or to upload an entry, visit www.OffPittStreet.com and click on “Contests” in the search bar, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call or text 814-310-1987.
Tickets are on sale now for the next “Atomic Radio,” Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Off Pitt Street Productions and the Bedford Arts Cooperative will present “Atomic Radio” — Live Performance Radio Show,” featuring three, famous science fiction stories: “First Contact” by Murray Leinster, “Meteor Man” by Arch Oboler and “Student Body” by F. L. Wallace. Admission is $15 for adults or $10 for students/senior citizens. To reserve, call or text 814-310-1987, or tickets may be purchased online at www.offpittstreet.com. Light refreshments are available for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at 110 W. Pitt St., Bedford.
Pennsylvania Consort’s 2019-2020 Guest Artist Series concerts include 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. Patrons can print their tickets or show their confirmation purchase on their phones when they arrive.