Conversations with the Curator: A Lecture-and-Lunch Series for Art Lovers and Collectors will take place on a quarterly basis. Programs set for June 13, Sept. 12 and Dec. 5. Red, White and Blue in Black and White: The American Scene in Prints, Drawings and Photographs through May 4. Approximately 35 works ranging in date from 1890 to 1991. The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto is on the campus of Saint Francis University. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The museum is a handicapped-accessible facility. 814-472-3920 or www.sama-art.org.
Walk for cause
The South Store House reinterpreted and the artillery park is moved to the upper Fort area. Home School Days April 22-24; Scout Day April 27; artillery demonstrations April 27-28; “Colonial Customs, Culture and Craftsmen” on Community Day 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 5. The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Returns to Fort Ligonier June 29. Doors open at 6 p.m. Concert at 7 p.m. Fort Ligonier, 200 South Market St., Ligonier, 724-238-9701; www.fortligonier.org or www.facebook.com/fortligonier. Open daily through Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Artists of the 21st Century, the museum’s annual student art exhibition through April 21. Schools in Westmoreland and Fayette counties will be exhibited. The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley at One Boucher Lane and Route 711 South in Ligonier. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. The museum is a handicapped-accessible facility. www.sama-art.org. 724-238-6015.
Ligonier Valley Writers
Sue Baugh on how she wrote, published, and marketed Echoes of Earth 3 to 5 p.m. April 21 at St. Michael’s Church, Rector. Student Poetry Awards ceremony at Greensburg Barnes & Noble 4 p.m. April 27. Jim Busch on how to perform a reading of your work 3 to 5 p.m. May 19, St. Michael’s. Ligonier Valley Library is on the Diamond at 120 W. Main St. www.LVWonline.org. March 11: Student Poetry Contest (grades 4-12) submission deadline. Download entry forms from LVWonline.org. May 1: Loyalhanna Review submission deadline.
Westmoreland County Historical Society
Westmoreland County Historical Society's Calvin E. Pollins Library. The Westmoreland County Historical Society, 362 Sand Hill Road, Greensburg 724-532-1935 ext. 10. www.starofthewest.org.
The WYSO Philharmonic final concert of season at 3 p.m. April 28 at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center, downtown Greensburg. Young People’s Concert “Storm Chasers” at 10:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. April 30 at the Greensburg Salem High School in Greensburg. Concerts are performed for third through fifth grade students. www.westmorelandsymphony.org. 724-837-1850
Liver Life Walk
The American Liver Foundation Liver Life Walk is June 9 at Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, One Wild Place, Pittsburgh. Register 7 a.m. Start 9 a.m. Register at LiverFoundation.org/WalkPittsburgh.
Tibetan Treasures: The Rezk Collection of Tibetan and Nepalese Art remains on view through May 11. The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona is in the Brett Building at 1210 Eleventh Ave. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Palace Theatre, 21 West Otterman St., Greensburg, 724-836-8000. www.thepalacetheatre.org. Pajanimals Live: Pajama Playdate 6 p.m. April 18. John Noble’s 17th annual Westmoreland Night of the Stars 6:45 p.m. May 1. Tanya Tucker 8 p.m. May 3. Vicki Lawrence & Mama 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 16. River City Brass presents Beach Blanket Brass 7:30 p.m. May 17. Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents Pops Concert – Around the World with Disney 7 p.m. May 18. George Jones: The Grand Farewell Tour 8 p.m. July 26.
Carnegie Science Center
Awesome Astronomy (ages 11-14) April 18. Engineer It! April 21. Boy Scouts Astronomy noon to 3 p.m. April 28. Healthy Kids, Happy Kids camp April 22. 21+ Sci-Fi May 24: 21+ Wine & Cheese. Jammie Jams 5:30 to 9 p.m. May 4. Bring your smallest scientists for an evening of activities just for ages 2-6. Under the Sea camp May 6. Science Matters May 19. Splish, Splash Science camp May 20. Teen Night 6-10 p.m. May 31. Bikes: Science on Two Wheels opens June 15. Science After Dark! science sleepovers. All sleepovers include an Omnimax movie, a laser show, an official Carnegie Science Center patch, late-night snacks, a continental breakfast, free next-day admission, complementary parking, and plenty of time to explore. Parents’ Night Out second Saturday of each month. Preregister kids ages 6-12 for a night of scientific fun that includes pizza, an Omnimax movie, laser show, science activity and tons of time to explore the exhibits. Drop-off at 5 p.m. Pick-up at 10 p.m. Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh. CarnegieScienceCenter.org.
Spring “Kids Day” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20. Education kiosks in the galleries include a dress-up station in the theater. The museum and 28th Infantry Division Shrine on South Atherton Street, Boalsburg, three miles east of State College. 814-466-6263 www.pamilmuseum.org.
Beacon Lodge Camp
The Pennsylvania Lions Beacon Lodge Camp 2013 camping season opens June 1 and closes Aug. 13. Camp sessions are six or 10 days based on eligibility criteria. Activities include: bowling, swimming, arts and crafts, music, hiking, rock climbing, zip-line, spelunking, fishing, paddle-boating, canoeing, kayaking, archery, nature study, games, kickball, basketball, lawn games and aerobics. www.beaconlodge.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.