“Words Have Failed Us” exhibit featuring the works of Tom McGahuey will be on display at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, 137 E. Pitt St., Bedford, until Oct. 31. A reception with the artist is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. July 24 at the museum. Cost for the reception will be $15 per person. For more information, or to make reservations for the reception, email bedford@sama-art.org, call 814-589-3020 or stop by the museum.

Shawnee State Park will offer a “Moonlight Walk” around the lake on Aug. 2. Meet at the beach entrance of parking lot 2 at 8:45 p.m. Social distancing protocol will be followed; have a mask available. The walk is limited to 25 participants. Call 733-4892 or email rbarlick@pa.gov to register. Dogs are permitted. Bring flashlights.

Blue Knob State Park has announced its upcoming activities. Activities take place at the Buck Hill Amphitheater, unless otherwise noted. Natural symbols of the state will be featured in a program at 7 p.m. July 24. A program about local owls will be offered at 7 p.m. July 25. Water quality and trout streams will be discussed at 10 a.m. July 26. Participants can make fish booklets with stamps. Tracks of local animals will be highlighted in a program at 7 p.m. July 31. A Tree Scavenger Hunt will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 1. The area’s wildlife and habitats will be featured in a program at 10 .m. Aug. 2; participants will be able to create watercolors to take home. Participants are advised to practice social distancing, use hand sanitizer, bring along masks and refrain from touching program materials. For more information, call 276-3576.

Cruise-ins will be hosted by the Fort Bedford Antique Automobile Club of America from 4 to 7 p.m. July 26 and Aug. 16 at Landmark Restaurant, 647 E. Pitt St., Bedford. All makes and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles welcomed.

Akersville Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15-17. Vendor spaces are currently filled. Anyone interested in being placed on a wait list or anyone needing to cancel rental of a vendor space can email soccergrandma00@yahoo.com. or jaileedeneen@hotmail.com. The festival website is akersvillefallfestival.wordpress.com.

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.

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. 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. 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 “Spring Into Books Festival” has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 protocol changes. In the meantime, beginning in mid-August, the cooperative will feature participating authors, vendors and special guests online in their “Authors’ Room,” where visitors can experience authors reading from their selected works and order books and merchandise online. The “Authors’ Room” will be located online at www.offpittstreet.com/bac. For more information, e-mail info@bedfordpaarts.org.

Live performance radio show of “Alice in Wonderland,” featuring OPS Kids actors performing in costume with special effects, lighting and Foley Sound, will be presented July 25 at Off Pitt Street Theater, 110 W. Pitt St., Bedford. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the show will begin at 7 p.m. Masks must be worn, without exception. Donations will be accepted as admission. Reservations and donations can be made online at www.offpittstreet.com or by calling or texting 814-310-1987. Walk-ins and donations at the door are welcome as space allows.

Bedford Arts Cooperative is accepting artwork for its Sept. 1 opening of the “ART Pandemic” show at 110 W. Pitt St., Bedford. The show will be open both in-person and online in the new, virtual gallery. Registration is online, email, or via postal mail, and the cost to register is $10 for up to two pieces. Submissions will be dropped off during the week of Aug. 24. There will be a cash prize for the “Peoples’ Choice” award. 2D and 3D works will be accepted. All work must be installation ready. The gallery theme is “ART Pandemic,” which should be reflected in all submissions. Artists can express the challenges, triumphs, fears and hardships experienced during COVID-19. A free, public, artists’ reception will be held on Aug. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Masks will be required, without exception. The show will be on display through the month of September and during the Atomic Radio, sci-fi performance radio shows and will serve to enhance the overall experience of the production. For more information or to register artwork, visit www.offpittstreet.com, email info@bedfordpaarts.org or call or text 814-310-1987.

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