First-ever “Hot Rods for Hunger” fundraising classic car and motorcycle cruise-in to benefit the Bedford Food Pantry will be hosted by Conemaugh Home Health along the Mile Level from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 3. Show-car parking will be permitted in the Aerial Communications lot, Page W. Delaney’s lot, the Lashley’s Garage lot and the Imler’s Plaza lot. Live music by the oldies and classic rock band “The Laurel” will be performed in the Aerial Communications lot. There is no monetary admission. Organizers are requesting donations of unopened non-perishable food items, all of which will be donated to the food pantry.

Fall Extravaganza will be held at the Williamsburg Farm Show grounds, 1019 Recreation Drive, Williamsburg, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 10. There will be funnel cakes, fresh-cut fries and homemade ham and bean soup, antiques, primitives and arts and crafts all made by local vendors. The event will be held outside rain or shine. CDC guidelines will be followed. Face coverings will be recommended. New vendors are being accepted. Call 814-937-1446 for more information.

Sixth annual Akersville Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15-17. There will be vendors, homemade food and entertainment. The festival’s first-ever auction will begin at 2 p.m. on Oct. 16. Items have been donated for the auction. Country band Biscuits and Gravy will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17, and the gospel music Fellowship Quartet will perform from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 17. Visitors can expect some changes due to COVID-19 restrictions. The festival is held at 3431 S. Valley Road, Crystal Spring.

Fort Bedford Museum is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local history is highlighted in the exhibits. For more information, visit www.fortbedfordmuseum.org.

Bedford Arts Cooperative’s “Haunted” art exhibition, which can be viewed both in-person at Off Pitt Street Theater Company, 110 W. Pitt St., Bedford, and online at the www.offpittstreet.com/bac virtual gallery, will be open during October. A free, public artists’ reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 3. Masks will be required. For more information or to register work, visit www.offpittstreet.com/bac, email info@bedfordpaarts.org or call/text 814-310-1987.

Halloween Atomic Radio series, “Fall Fright Nights,” will be hosted by Off Pitt Street Theater at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 and Oct. 3. The series will continue through October, featuring different stories each weekend, performed by a rotating cast of 25 actors. Donations to support the arts will be accepted as admission. Attendance is limited in accordance with COVID-19 protocols, and masks worn correctly are required. For more information, and to view a complete listing of the October show schedule, visit www.offpittstreet.com or Off Pitt Street Theater Company on Facebook. Reservations are recommended but not required. To reserve, call or text 814-310-1987 or donate to reserve online at www.offpittstreet.com/tickets.html.

Auditions have been scheduled for Off Pitt Street Theater’s Christmas show, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.” Sign up online to audition at 3 p.m. Oct. 11, 6 p.m. Oct. 12 or 6 p.m. Oct. 13. If needed, call-backs will be scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 14. A small cast will be chosen to perform. Masks are required for all participants, and face shields will be provided to actors. Singing ability is a plus, but is not required. Actors of all ages may audition. To sign up, visit www.offpittstreet.com or email info@offpittstreet.com. Show dates and times are Dec. 4, Dec. 5, Dec. 11, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 13 at 3 p.m.

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