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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federated Library System of Bedford County will host a “Roaring ’20s” themed book tasting event from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Golden Eagle Inn, Bedford. There will be food, cocktails, mocktails and readings from period literature. Cost to attend is $25 per person. All proceeds benefit the Federated Library System of Bedford County. Children are welcome, and costumes are encouraged. Make reservations online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050b44a9ad2aa5fb6-book or call the Everett Free Library at 652-5922.
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Bedford is showcasing an exhibit featuring works highlighting American artists. The exhibit will be open in two of the museum’s galleries through Jan. 12. The museum is located in the historic Anderson House at 137 E. Pitt St. and is open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The museum is closed Tuesdays. Cost of admission is $10 per person or free admission for ages 21 and under and 65 and older and SAMA members. The museum offers free admission for Bedford residents on the first and third Wednesdays of every month. Parking is available on the street or in the lot at the rear of the building. For more information, visit www.sama-art.org.
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 Each writer may submit a new, unpublished, one-act play for judging.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: email@example.com. For more information, call or text 814-310-1987.
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.
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.