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. The directors of the upcoming season will gather and announce their shows. Children are invited and encouraged to attend as well. Tickets are $20 each and may be reserved by calling 623-7555.

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 “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 info@offpittstreet.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.

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.

Bedford Arts Cooperative will host the first “Spring into Books” festival on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 110 W. Pitt St., Bedford. The festival will be followed by an authors’ and artists’ reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and an “Atomic Radio Show” at 7 p.m. featuring local author Tom Catalano. Authors and vendors are invited to purchase a space for the festival. Cost is $20 per 10-foot space or $30 if electricity is required. For more information, email springintobooks2020@gmail.com, visit www.offpittstreet.com or call or text 814-310-1987. Admission to the radio show will be $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens.

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