July calendar brings fun, food and fireworks to Beaver Valley

Lots to do in this red, white and blue month of July.

Here is a guide to help you choose your enjoyment in or near Beaver Valley.

July, 1st

* Midland Arts Council Summer Gallery, 6-8 p.m. daily through July 6, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center Atrium, Midland.

*New Galilee Carnival with the Eldorado Band at 7:30 p.m. newgalileecarnival.com

*Billy the Kid and The Regulators 7 p.m. at the Genesis Collective event at Uncommon Grounds, 380 Franklin Ave., Aliquippa. Start at 6 p.m. with a blues workshop for children.

*Fistful of Ballers old-school hip-hop, 9:00 p.m. Thursday restaurant, Bridgewater.

* Anthrocon, Pittsburgh’s premier furry convention. David Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh. Until July 3. pittsburghcc.com

July 2nd

*The New Galilee Carnival continues, with fireworks at 11 p.m. newgalileecarnival.com

* The Ellwood City Arts, Crafts, Food and Entertainment Festival begins at Ewing Park.

July 3

*Beaver County Symphonic Wind Ensemble, 7 p.m. “An American Celebration” at the Beaver Gazebo.

*Ultimate Tribute to The Doors, 3 p.m. Strand Theatre, Zelienople. thestrandtheatre.org

*The New Galilee Carnival continues. newgalileecarnival.com

* The Ellwood City Arts, Crafts, Food and Entertainment Festival continues at Ewing Park.

4th July

* Midland 4th of July Parade and Celebration, 10 a.m.

* The Ellwood City Arts, Crafts, Food and Entertainment Festival continues at Ewing Park.

* Pittsburgh Philharmonic Orchestra, 8:15 p.m. Zelienople Community Park. thestrandtheatre.org

* Chester Lions Club 4th of July Car Show, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Chester Park, Chester, W.Va. Motorcycles welcome.

Chester Lion's daughters Brian Stewart (right), Sierra (center right) and Briana (center left), and his father, Lee (left), pose with Lee's 1967 Chevy II and 1996 Silverado of Brian ahead of the 4th Annual Chester Lions Club of July Car Cruise.  Spectacle.

July the 5th

* Billy “The Kid” Evanochko, 7 p.m. in the Hopewell Community Park Amphitheater, Tuesday Concert Series.

* The Midland Arts Council‘s Summer Gallery continues, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center Atrium, Midland.

* The history of immigration and its social impact in the late 19th and early 20th centuries is explored in “Immigration and Caricature: Ethnic Images from the Appel Collection”, opening at the Hoyt in New Castle. Until August 25. hoytartcenter.org

July 6

*Morgan Gruber, “American Idol” contestant, 5:30 p.m. Ellwood City Open Streets.

* The Midland Arts Council’s Summer Gallery continues, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center Atrium, Midland.

* Beaver Carnival with tropical fun opens at 6 p.m. at Shaw Park.

July 7

*Live Magic by Paige Thompson, 7:30 p.m. Liberty Magic Theater, trustarts.org

*Open Mic Party, 6:30 p.m. Fermata Brewing, Ambridge. fermatabrewing.beer

*The Beaver Carnival with Tropical Amusements continues at 6 p.m. at Shaw Park.

July 8

*R-ACT Theater presents one-act plays “Make ‘Em Laugh” for the premiere of its new Segriff Theater in Rochester. ractproductions.com

* Annual Garden Party at the Merrick Art Gallery, 5 p.m. 1100 Fifth Ave., New Brighton. merrickartgallery.org

*The Beaver Carnival with Tropical Amusements continues at 6 p.m. at Shaw Park.

*Slovenefest returns to the SNPJ Recreation Center in SNPJ, County Lawrence. The weekend-long celebration of Slovenian music, tastes and traditions, attended by up to 5,000 people every year, features more than 20 Slovenian polka bands and accordion clubs in four indoor halls and exterior. slovenefest.com

July 9th

*Chippewa Community Day, with car cruise, food trucks, live music, 4 p.m. Wright Fields.

*R-ACT Theater continues “Make ‘Em Laugh” at its new Segriff Theater in Rochester. ractproductions.com

*The Beaver Carnival with Tropical Amusements continues at 6 p.m. at Shaw Park.

Slovenefest continues at the SNPJ Recreation Center in SNPJ, County Lawrence. slovenefest.com

July 10

*Hat Trick Band 2 p.m. at the Performing Arts Legends Museum, Ambridge.

Slovenefest continues at the SNPJ Recreation Center in SNPJ, County Lawrence. slovenefest.com

Justin Sellers and Brad Root, 3 p.m. Fermata Brewing, Ambridge. fermatabrewing.beer

After:Scott Tady: From Ambridge to Zappa, let’s talk concerts

11 July

*”Music Mondays” with Hopewell Community Band, 6:30 p.m., outdoor performance in Lincoln Park, Midland.

* Annual Beaver County Unity March, Candlelight Vigil and Pledge, 6:30 p.m. 810 Third St., Beaver. Hosted by Beaver County Community & Law Enforcement Coalition. bc-systemofcare.org

July 12

* Hopewell Community Big Band, 7 p.m. amphitheater at Hopewell Community Park.

* David Throckmorton Quartet, 5 p.m. Backyard, 149 Eighth Street, Pittsburgh. trustarts.org

July 13

*Third Eye Blind and Taking Back Sunday 7pm, Stage AE, Pittsburgh. promowestlive.com

July 14th

*Thomas Rhett, 7:30 p.m. Pavilion at Star Lake, Burgettstown. concerts.livenation.com

Swingin' BopCats Big Band has a show in Chippewa.

July 15th

*Swingin’ BopCats Big Band, 7 p.m. Chippewa Park.

*R-ACT Theater continues “Make ‘Em Laugh” at its new Segriff Theater in Rochester. ractproductions.com

*Concert by Joy Ike, 7 p.m. at Uncommon Grounds Cafe, 380 Franklin Ave., Aliquippa.

*Shawn Meyer, 8 p.m. at the Grumpy Beaver Pub, Bridgewater.

Blues Attack, Koehler Brewpub, Ellwood City. koehlerbrewingcompany.com

Joy Ike performs at Uncommon Grounds Cafe in Aliquippa.

July 16

*RMS Trio Concert, 7 p.m. Ellwood City Community Plaza.

*Enon Valley Community Days and Bluegrass Festival, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. visitlawrencecounty.com

* Beaver County Unit Games, dodgeball, tug of war, water balloon toss and more, 9 a.m. to noon, Community College of Beaver County softball field. bc-systemofcare.org

*R-ACT Theater continues “Make ‘Em Laugh” at its new Segriff Theater in Rochester. ractproductions.com

*Simply Queen tribute to rock band Queen, 2pm and 7pm Strand Theatre, Zelienople. thestrandtheatre.org

July 17

*R-ACT Theater continues “Make ‘Em Laugh” at its new Segriff Theater in Rochester. ractproductions.com

*Boy Band Review tribute to boy bands, 3pm and 7pm Strand Theater, Zelienople. thestrandtheatre.org

July 18

*”Music Mondays” with Monaca Cornet Band and Los Gingos food truck, 6:30 p.m., Lincoln Park outdoor show, Midland.

July 19

* Doo-wop Doctors, 7 p.m. Amphitheater at Hopewell Community Park.

*Roger Humphries & RH Factor, Pittsburgh Jazz Luminary, 5:00 p.m. Backyard, 149 Eighth St., Pittsburgh. trustarts.org

July 20

* Center Theater Players presents Mel Brooks’ musical “Young Frankenstein,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Borough Theater. centertheatreplayers.com

July 21

*Monet in Bloom Summer Flower Show at the Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh. Until September 25. phipps.conservatory.org

* Center Theater Players continues to present Mel Brooks’ musical “Young Frankenstein,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Borough Theater. centertheatreplayers.com

22nd of July

* “Memphis: The Musical” opens at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland. lincolnparkarts.org

*Acoustic Soul at the Grumpy Beaver Pub, Bridgewater.

Acoustic Soul play at the new Grumpy Beaver Pub in Bridgewater.

*Deutschtown Music Festival, America’s largest completely free three-day music festival, returns with 400 unique performances on 40 outdoor and indoor stages on Pittsburgh’s Northside.

* Center Theater Players continues to present Mel Brooks’ musical “Young Frankenstein,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Borough Theater. centertheatreplayers.com

July 23

*Nationally Touring Singer-Pianist Jacob Khalil, 7:30 p.m. Iron Horse Community Theatre, Ambridge. ironhorsetheatrecompany.com

*The Jaggerz and Food Trucks, 7 p.m. amphitheater at Hopewell Community Park.

* Tony Barge & The Honky Tonk Heroes, 7 p.m. Ellwood City Community Plaza.

Tony Barge's Honky Tonk Heroes, featured last year at Spanky D's Restaurant & Boat Yard Bar, had a meal named after them at the Rochester Smokehouse & BBQ.

*”Evening on The Farm” with the band Hi-Jacked, Sly Fox Brewing, Harkins Mill Wines and food, Off The Rails Farm, Hanover Township.

* “Memphis: The Musical” continues at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland. lincolnparkarts.org

* Center Theater Players continues to present Mel Brooks’ musical “Young Frankenstein,” at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Borough Theater. centertheatreplayers.com

July 24

*Concert by Betty Douglas & Friends, 2 p.m. Gardens of the Old Economy Village, Ambridge. oldeconomyvillage.org

Betty Douglas, jazz singer and inductee of the Beaver County Musicians Hall of Fame, singing in Rochester, will perform at the Old Economy Village in Ambridge.

* Stellare Strings, 2 p.m. Performing Arts Legends Museum, Ambridge.

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After:Scott Tady: From Ambridge to Zappa, let’s talk concerts

* Shelly Duff, 1 p.m. The Grumpy Beaver Pub, Bridgewater.

*Beaver County Lift Your Spirits Car Cruise, 1:00 p.m. 103 School St., Independence Township.

* “Memphis: The Musical” continues at 2 p.m. at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland. lincolnparkarts.org

July 25

*”Music Mondays” with Eric DeFade Jazz Trio and Hoshi food truck, 6:30 p.m., outdoor performance in Lincoln Park, Midland.

July 26

*Burke’s Bavarian Brass Band, 7 p.m. amphitheater at Hopewell Community Park.

* Pinball PA vintage arcade games and pinball machine at Hopewell Shopping Plaza. Open from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. pinballpa.com

July 27

*Junction City Car Cruise, 5-10 p.m. Rochester VFW Post 128.

*Just Roll’d Up, 5:30 p.m. Fermata Brewing, Ambridge. fermatabrewing.beer

July 28

* “Boom and Bust: A Beaver County Film Event” 7 p.m. at the Iron Horse Community Theatre, Ambridge, screening of a documentary made by seven residents of western Pennsylvania who visited the Gulf Coast region to explore what life is like next to a cracker factory. eventbrite.com

July 29

*Burke’s Bavarian Brass, 7:37 p.m., Park Street Park, Beaver Falls.

*Chanel Ali (Comedy Central and MTV) headlines the 7:30 p.m. comedy night at the Iron Horse Community Theatre, Ambridge. ironhorsetheatrecompany.com

* “Memphis: The Musical” continues at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland. lincolnparkarts.org

July 30

*Lawrence County Brass, 7 p.m. Ellwood City Community Plaza.

* “Memphis: The Musical” continues at 7:30 p.m. at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland. lincolnparkarts.org

July 31

* “Memphis: The Musical” continues at 2 p.m. at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Midland. lincolnparkarts.org

Fistful of Ballers will kick off the party on Thursdays in Bridgewater.  From left to right: Brad Meredith (bass).  Jeff Bucci (drums), Charlene Thompson-Wamsley (vocals), Ray Ortiz (keyboards), Fred

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Scott Tady is entertainment editor at The Times and easy to reach at [email protected].

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