Thursday, June 30, 2005

Update: June 30, 2005

July 02, 2005
HoPeSc community fireworks display
Contact: Don Maxwell
1178 CR 143, Liberty 77575
Phone: 936 334-8092
E-mail: pegasus12162@yahoo.com
Web: www.geocities.com/HoPeScgroup
Admission: Free parking. Donations are welcome and needed; but not demanded. This event is free to the community. Free camping, bring T/P for your family.
Fireworks are stored and gathered throughout the year for a twice a year show. No, Saturday is not a pro show. But, it's cool with the drumming and food and such.
Kids are welcome. Please bring covered dishes for the Saturday feast. Bring your drums and libations.
Feel free to bring extra fireworks and toss them on the table. For safety reasons, there are only two pyrotechnical experts each year.
Annual. Est. 2001.
HoPeSc is a drug-free; kid-friendly zone. Drinking is OK (check keys when you park).
House of Pagan Eclectic Spirituality Church (HoPeSc) sponsors.

September 10, 2005
Sept. 10 - 11
Dick Dowling Days
Contact: Michael McGreevy or Don Smart
Sabine Pass, Port Arthur
Phone: 409-866-1655 or 409-842-4094
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com
Event features a reenactment of the Battle of Sabine Pass (a Civil War battle).

January 21, 2006
Janis Joplin Birthday Bash
Contact: Don Ball
Robert A. Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 722-3699 or 409 985-8801 (location)
Event is a tribute to Janis Joplin
Annual, Est. 1987

February 23, 2006
Feb. 23 - 26
Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas “Floral Fantasy”
Contact: Floyd Marceaux or Laura Childress
Downtown Port Arthur
Phone: 409 722-8717
E-mail: mgsetx@aol.com
Web: www.portarthur.com/mardigras
Event features parades, concerts, street entertainment, arts & crafts, carnival rides, fireworks and street vendors (A Family Affair).

April 14, 2006
April 14-15 (tenative)
Mercado Days
Contact: Sabrina Vrooman
Downtown Port Arthur
Phone: 409 983-4006
Event is a celebration of the Hispanic heritage with food, music, folkloric dancers, marketplace of cultural goods and pageantry.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Update: June 29, 2005

Changes:

Locations within 60 miles of Beaumont now includes an approximate distance from city center to city center.
Locations from 60 to 100 miles has been expanded to 120 and also includes approximate distances.


Event Additions:

June 30, 2005
Chris Johnson & Cheap Whiskey concert
Wild Bill's, 4120 College St., Beaumont 77707
Phone: 409 840-4449
E-mail: wildbills@gt.rr.com
Web: www.wildbillsbmt.com
Admission: $5 cover for 21 and up. Show is for 18 and up.

July 02, 2005
8 a.m.
Gulf Coast Volleyball Association tournament
Contact: E-mail: Vic Clifford, GCVA president and tournament director
Stewart Beach, 6th and Seawall Blvd., Galveston
Phone: 832 928-4120, 409 797-5182, 409 797-5182 (beach mgr.) or 866 505-4456
E-mail: gcva@juno.com
Web: www.gcva.net
Admission: Parking $7 per vehicle, $14 for oversize vehicles. Registration required to compete.
Teams participating in the volleyball tournament Saturday will compete for a spot in the Texas Volleyball Championship in Houston on July 4.
Play starts at 8:30 a.m. Park hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

July 02, 2005
10 a.m.
Fourth of July Parade
Rosenberg Street and Santa Fe Place on The Strand to 21st Street, south to Postoffice Street, west to 23rd Streeet and south to Sealy Street, Galveston
Phone: 409 744-4545

July 04, 2005
2 to 5 p.m.
Forth of July Concert
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park, Jasper
Phone: 409 384-5231
Local talent entertains with a variety of musical styles, including patriotic songs. Participate in a horseshoe pitching contest, decorate and race a sailboat, or bring a bicycle and decorate it for the Patriotic Parade.

July 04, 2005
5 p.m.
July 4th Celebration
Contact: Stephanie Molina
Riverfront Park, Downtown Beaumont
Phone: 409 880-3749
E-mail: smolina@ci.beaumont.tx.us
Web: www.beaumontcvb.com
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the food and music. Foods such as barbecue; boudain; hot dogs; pork kabobs; funnel cakes; cotton candy; popcorn; snow cones; and ice cream will be available along with cool beverages. Food and drink will be available in all areas of the park.
Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with "Jazz Innovators." The Symphony of Southeast Texas will perform a program. During the "The Star Spangled Banner" the 80th Flying Training Wing of Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls will perform a flyover with two AT-38B aircraft.
The evening concludes with a fireworks display accompanied by patriotic music.
The City of Beaumont sponsors
Annual.

July 04, 2005
7:30 p.m.
Fourth of July Celebration
Alvin Community College
Phone: 281 331-4299
Patriotic concert is followed with a fireworks display at 9 p.m.

July 04, 2005
9:15 p.m.
Fireworks Display
Contact: Cathy Veniegas, special events coordinator
Galveston Seawall at 37th Street, Galveston
Phone: 888 425-4753, 866 505-4456 or 409 797-5157
Web: www.galveston.com
Event features a 20-minute firewoarks display overlooking the Fulf of Mexico.
The fireworks show will start at 9:15 p.m.
The show can be seen as far east as 14th Street and Seawall Boulevard, and as far west as 103rd Street and Seawall Boulevard. To accommodate pedestrian traffic on Seawall Boulevard, the city will halt parking on that street at 5 p.m. and begin rerouting cars off the boulevard at approximately 6 to 7 p.m.
In case of rain, the fireworks display will take place the next evening, Tuesday, July 5 at 9:15 p.m..

July 04, 2005
Fireworks
Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah
Phone: 281 334-9880 or 877 285-3624
Web: www.kemahboardwalk.com
View fireworks shot from a barge in Galveston Bay.

July 04, 2005
Fourth of July at Miller Outdoor Theatre
Hermann Park, Houston
Phone: 713 555-9753
Web: www.milleroutdoortheatre.org
Houston Symphony continues its celebration with fireworks and Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture accompanied by a dramatic 16-cannon salute.
Annual.

July 04, 2005
July 4th Celebration
Stevenson Park and Centennial Park, Friendswood
Phone: 281 482-3329
E-mail: fwdchmber@swbell.net
Web: www.friendswood-chamber.com
Celebrate with a parade, crafts, food and entertainment at Stevenson Park. Enjoy fireworks, drinks and entertainment atCentennial Park

July 04, 2005
Red, White & Blue Parade, Kid Fest & Fireworks
Livingston
Phone: 936 327-3656

July 04, 2005
Rock the Dock concert series
Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah
Phone: 281 334-9880 or 877 285-3624
Web: www.kemahboardwalk.com

July 04, 2005
The Freedom Over Texas Festival
Eleanor Tinsley park, Houston
Phone: 713 555-9753
Web: www.festivalsofhouston.com
July 4 downtown celebration features live entertainment, food booths and a world-famous fireworks display.
Annual.

July 11, 2005
Rock the Dock concert series
Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah
Phone: 281 334-9880 or 877 285-3624
Web: www.kemahboardwalk.com

July 13, 2005
July 13 - 18
"The Music Man"
Miller Outdoor Theatre
Phone: 713 558-2600
Web: www.tuts.com
Part of the Theatre Under the Stars series.

July 14, 2005
Cory Morrow with Aaron Watson concert
Wild Bill's, 4120 College St., Beaumont 77707
Phone: 409 840-4449
E-mail: wildbills@gt.rr.com
Web: www.wildbillsbmt.com
Admission: $8 cover for 21 and up. Show is for 18 and up.

July 15, 2005
5 p.m.
"It’s All About Me!" members' art contest for kids deadline
Contact: Janna Fulbright
Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET), 500 Main, downtown Beaumont
Phone: 409-832-3432
E-mail: info@amset.org
Web: www.amset.org
Admission: One entry per child. Entrant must be an AMSET member. Family Membership is $35 per year.
Make art that tells us all about you. Each age category will win prizes and a t-shirt featuring their own artwork.
Age categories are 6 & under, 7-9, 10-12
Awards will be presented at the next Free Family Arts Day on Saturday, August 6 (Awards: Noon).

July 15, 2005
July 15 - Sep. 25
"Bill Traylor, William Edmondson & the Modernist Impulse"
The Menil Collection
Phone: 713 525-9400
Web: www.menil.org
Exhibition includes approximately 80 works from across the country - about 50 drawings and paintings by Traylor and 25 sculptures by Edmondson. Artworks are accompanied by photographs of the artists at work.

July 16, 2005
7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Floating the Forks
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Phone: 409 384-5231
Admission: Reservations required
Event is a guided canoe trip.

July 16, 2005
6 to 9 p.m.
Artwalk
Historic Strand District, Galveston
Phone: 409 763-2403
Web site: www.galvestoncvb.com
Wine stroll takes people through art galleries, antique shops, designer clothing stores and exclusive boutiques.
ArtWalk occurs approximately every six weeks. It's not a street festival. ArtWalk takes place in existing commercial galleries, non-profit arts spaces and what are called "other walls," restaurants and retail stores. Each exhibits art and welcomes viewers
It promotes visual art and artists, offers alternative places to see and learn about art and hopes to bring newcomers, as well as welcome return visitors to the art community on the island.
Monthly event.

July 18, 2005
Rock the Dock concert series
Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah
Phone: 281 334-9880 or 877 285-3624
Web: www.kemahboardwalk.com

July 21, 2005
9:30 to 11 a.m.
HiSTORYtime pre-K program
Contact: Shannon Leigh Harris
The Museum of the Gulf Coast, 700 Procter Street, downtown Port Arthur, at Lamar State College - Port Arthur
Phone: (409) 984-6444 or (409) 984-6453.
E-mail: Shannon.Harris@lamarpa.edu
Web: museum.lamarpa.edu/enviro-kids.html
Admission: Programs are free for children ages 3-6 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Pre-registration is required.
HiSTORYtime is an interactive reading program hosted by the Museum of the Gulf Coast. The program introduces children to the heritage of the Gulf Coast region through exhibit tours; hands-on activities and storybook readings.
The first session focuses on pioneers with a tour of the Museum’s replica of the Sparks Settlement Cabin and hands-on activities such as butter churning and corn shelling.
Port Arthur Historical Society sponsors.

July 21, 2005
Zona Jones concert
Wild Bill's, 4120 College St., Beaumont 77707
Phone: 409 840-4449
E-mail: wildbills@gt.rr.com
Web: www.wildbillsbmt.com
Admission: $6 cover for 21 and up. Show is for 18 and up.

July 23, 2005
8:30 - 10:30 p.m. weather permitting
Nighttime Alligator Count and Marsh Tour
Contact: Jim Sutherlin
J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area, 10 Parks & Wildlife Dr., Port Arthur 77640
Phone: 409 736-2551 ext. 23
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/wma/find_a_wma/list/?id=40
Admission: Annual Public Hunting Permit or Limited Public Use Permit and reservations required.
Let's go spotlighting. Take a boat trip down five miles of the best alligator habitat in Texas and census the alligators the same way we do.
Monthly event.

July 25, 2005
Rock the Dock concert series
Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah
Phone: 281 334-9880 or 877 285-3624
Web: www.kemahboardwalk.com

July 28, 2005
9:30 to 11 a.m.
HiSTORYtime pre-K program
Contact: Shannon Leigh Harris
The Museum of the Gulf Coast, 700 Procter Street, downtown Port Arthur, at Lamar State College - Port Arthur
Phone: (409) 984-6444 or (409) 984-6453.
E-mail: Shannon.Harris@lamarpa.edu
Web: museum.lamarpa.edu/enviro-kids.html
Admission: Programs are free for children ages 3-6 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Pre-registration is required.
HiSTORYtime is an interactive reading program hosted by the Museum of the Gulf Coast. The program introduces children to the heritage of the Gulf Coast region through exhibit tours; hands-on activities and storybook readings.
This session focuses on Native Indians.
Port Arthur Historical Society sponsors.

July 28, 2005
Percy Sledge concert
Wild Bill's, 4120 College St., Beaumont 77707
Phone: 409 840-4449
E-mail: wildbills@gt.rr.com
Web: www.wildbillsbmt.com
Admission: $12 cover for 21 and up. Show is for 18 and up.

August 04, 2005
9:30 to 11 a.m.
HiSTORYtime pre-K program
Contact: Shannon Leigh Harris
The Museum of the Gulf Coast, 700 Procter Street, downtown Port Arthur, at Lamar State College - Port Arthur
Phone: (409) 984-6444 or (409) 984-6453.
E-mail: Shannon.Harris@lamarpa.edu
Web: museum.lamarpa.edu/enviro-kids.html
Admission: Programs are free for children ages 3-6 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Pre-registration is required.
HiSTORYtime is an interactive reading program hosted by the Museum of the Gulf Coast. The program introduces children to the heritage of the Gulf Coast region through exhibit tours; hands-on activities and storybook readings.
This session focuses on Musical Heritage.
Port Arthur Historical Society sponsors.

August 05, 2005
Aug. 5 - 7
Houston International Jazz Festival
Verizon Wireless Theater / Bayou Place, Houston
Phone: 713 839-7000 or 713 629--3700
Web: www.jazzeducation.org
Event also includes Latin rhythms, soul, Asian jazz, smooth jazz.
Annual. Est. 1991

August 11, 2005
9:30 to 11 a.m.
HiSTORYtime pre-K program
Contact: Shannon Leigh Harris
The Museum of the Gulf Coast, 700 Procter Street, downtown Port Arthur, at Lamar State College - Port Arthur
Phone: (409) 984-6444 or (409) 984-6453.
E-mail: Shannon.Harris@lamarpa.edu
Web: museum.lamarpa.edu/enviro-kids.html
Admission: Programs are free for children ages 3-6 accompanied by a parent or guardian. Pre-registration is required.
HiSTORYtime is an interactive reading program hosted by the Museum of the Gulf Coast. The program introduces children to the heritage of the Gulf Coast region through exhibit tours; hands-on activities and storybook readings.
This session focuses on Sports Heritage.
Port Arthur Historical Society sponsors.

August 18, 2005
Charlie Robinson concert
Wild Bill's, 4120 College St., Beaumont 77707
Phone: 409 840-4449
E-mail: wildbills@gt.rr.com
Web: www.wildbillsbmt.com
Admission: $8 cover for 21 and up. Show is for 18 and up.

August 20, 2005
7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Floating the Forks
Martin Dies, Jr. State Park
Phone: 409 384-5231
Admission: Reservations required
Event is a guided canoe trip.

August 20, 2005
Aug. 20 - 21
Steel Drum Festival
Kemah Boardwalk, Kemah
Phone: 281 334-9880 or 877 285-3624
Web: www.kemahboardwalk.com

August 26, 2005
Aug. 26 - 28
Ballunar Liftoff Festival
NASA Johnson Space Center, Clear Lake Area
Phone: 281 488-7676
Web: www.ballunarfestival.com
Promoted as the "Largest Hot Air Balloon Event in Texas," the event features more than 80 hot air balloons, the world's largest balloon, a balloon glow, skydiving competitions, aerial demonstrations, midway games, arts & crafts, food, music and other entertainment.

August 27, 2005
6 to 9 p.m.
Artwalk
Historic Strand District, Galveston
Phone: 409 763-2403
Web site: www.galvestoncvb.com
Wine stroll takes people through art galleries, antique shops, designer clothing stores and exclusive boutiques.
ArtWalk occurs approximately every six weeks. It's not a street festival. ArtWalk takes place in existing commercial galleries, non-profit arts spaces and what are called "other walls," restaurants and retail stores. Each exhibits art and welcomes viewers
It promotes visual art and artists, offers alternative places to see and learn about art and hopes to bring newcomers, as well as welcome return visitors to the art community on the island.
Monthly event.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Update: June 25, 2005

New Blog:

In Action Photography of Beaumont.

Program Note

I'll be offline until sometime Thursday morning. Please feel free to send blogs and event updates. I'll add them when I power up again.

Friday, June 24, 2005

Update: June 24, 2005

Event additions:

June 24, 2005
10 a.m. to noon
Enviro-Kids summer camp
Contact: Shannon Leigh Harris
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
Phone: (409) 984-6444 or (409) 984-6453.
E-mail: Shannon.Harris@lamarpa.edu
Web: museum.lamarpa.edu/enviro-kids.html
Admission: Free program for 3rd, 4th and 5th-grade students in the Port Arthur ISD.
Enviro-Kids fish at Walter Umphrey State Park.
The programs goal is to expose the students to the outdoors in an effort to develop an appreciation for nature and an awareness of stewardship.
Port Arthur Historical Society sponsors.

June 27, 2005
10 a.m. to noon
Enviro-Kids summer camp
Contact: Shannon Leigh Harris
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
Phone: (409) 984-6444 or (409) 984-6453.
E-mail: Shannon.Harris@lamarpa.edu
Web: museum.lamarpa.edu/enviro-kids.html
Admission: Free program for 3rd, 4th and 5th-grade students in the Port Arthur ISD.
Enviro-Kids take a nature hike at Village Creek State Park
The programs goal is to expose the students to the outdoors in an effort to develop an appreciation for nature and an awareness of stewardship.
Port Arthur Historical Society sponsors.

June 28, 2005
10 a.m. to noon
Enviro-Kids summer camp
Contact: Shannon Leigh Harris
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
Phone: (409) 984-6444 or (409) 984-6453.
E-mail: Shannon.Harris@lamarpa.edu
Web: museum.lamarpa.edu/enviro-kids.html
Admission: Free program for 3rd, 4th and 5th-grade students in the Port Arthur ISD.
Enviro-Kids climb rocks at the Museum of the Gulf Coast
The programs goal is to expose the students to the outdoors in an effort to develop an appreciation for nature and an awareness of stewardship.
Port Arthur Historical Society sponsors.

June 30, 2005
10 a.m. to noon
Enviro-Kids summer camp
Contact: Shannon Leigh Harris
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
Phone: (409) 984-6444 or (409) 984-6453.
E-mail: Shannon.Harris@lamarpa.edu
Web: museum.lamarpa.edu/enviro-kids.html
Admission: Free program for 3rd, 4th and 5th-grade students in the Port Arthur ISD.
Enviro-Kids sail at Port Arthur Yacht Club.
The programs goal is to expose the students to the outdoors in an effort to develop an appreciation for nature and an awareness of stewardship.
Port Arthur Historical Society sponsors.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Update: June 22, 2005

Changes:

“The Three Musketeers” at The Lutcher Theater is now scheduled for April 06, 2006.

New Events:

June 25, 2005
9 a.m.
National Best of Photojournalism Day and awards program
Contact: San Antonio chairperson Anita Baca of the San Antonio Express-News
Crowne Plaza Hotel, downtown San Antonio
E-mail: abaca@express-news.net
Web: www.nppa.org
Admission: Online registration for the full event is $75 (professional members), $95 (non-members), $45 (student members) and $75 (non-member students). Admission at the door on the day of the event will not include the banquet.
The day includes educational workshops, speakers, break-out workshops, and a BOP awards dinner.
Educational workshop speakers scheduled to appear include Jim Gehrz, Corky Scholl, Doug Burgess, Scott Mc Kiernan, and a presentation by Eric Kehe. Other speakers include Brian Weister, Andrea Bruce Woodall, Santiago Lyon and Greg Smith.
The BOP awards banquet starts Saturday at 7 p.m.

July 04, 2005
2 – 10 p.m.
Baytown July 4th Celebration
Contact: Kylie M. Duchie, Superintendent of Recreation
Bicentennial Park, 1001 Market Street, Baytown
Phone: 281 420-6593 or 281 420-6597 (location)
E-mail: kylie.duchie@baytown.org
Web: www.baytown.org
Admission: Free. Bring lawn chairs and sun screen.
Event features a day of activities for the entire family with food, arts and crafts, vendors, and local business exhibits. A children’s amusement area features game booths, a petting zoo, a kiddie train, a fish pond (with real fish), inflatable bounce houses and slides.
Blake Shelton headlines the evening’s entertainment. Daylight entertainment includes DJ Music, as well as performances by local acts including Granger Smith, Bayou Big Band, Lee College Concert Band, and The Coastliners. Fireworks conclude the evening.
Baytown Parks and Recreation Department sponsors.
Annual. Est. 1975.

July 04, 2005
“Red; white and blue” parade
Contact: Kylie M. Duchie, Superintendent of Recreation
Market Street and Lee Drive, Baytown
Phone: 281 420-6593 or 281 420-6597 (location)
E-mail: kylie.duchie@baytown.org
Web: www.baytown.org
Admission: Registration required to participate in the parade. Call 281 420-6597 for more information.
Event features floats, military vehicles, decorated cars as well as local dance and cheer groups.
Annual.

September 15, 2005
Gaither Homecoming Tour
Adriene Tanamachi, Ford Park marketing manager
Ford Arena, 5115 IH-10 S., Beaumont
Phone: 409 951-5400
E-mail: atanamachi@fordparktx.com
Web: www.fordparktx.com
Admission: Tickets on sale now: $21.75, $36.75 & $51.75 (includes taxes, facility and parking fees)
Annual. Est. 1996.


September 25, 2005
Sept. 25 - Oct. 1
Missouri Photo Workshop
Contact: David Rees, co-director of the workshop an director of Pictures of the Year International
Marshall, MO
Phone: 573 882-3635
E-mail: ReesD@missouri.edu
Web: www.mophotoworkshop.org
Encouraged for individuals who would benefit from an intense experience in research and creating a picture story. Application materials and stories from previous workshops are available on the MPW website.
Annual. Established 1949.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Update: June 20, 2005

New posts

I removed the Beaumont media links from the sidebar and put them as a linked post to conserve sidebar space.

Changes:

I collected and updated as much information as I could find on Municipality Web sites.

I removed "useful links" from the sidebar since they are noted on my other blog.

Event Additions:

I broke down and added the 2005-2006 University Interscholastic League (UIL) schedule (excluding internal events) to the monthly events. It's too large to post twice. The schedules apply to all Texas secondary and high schools.

This also gives me a reason to add some more photos. :-)

Beaumont Media


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TV
Radio

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Beaumont Enterprise, The
Web site: www.beaumontenterprise.com
Newspaper.

Beaumont Journal
Web site: www.beaumontjournal.com
Newspaper.

CUSH
Web site: www.cushinc.com
Magazine.

Hardin County News
Web site: home.beaumontenterprise.com/Weeklies/Hardin/
Newspaper.

Jasper Newsboy, The
Web site: www.jaspernewsboy.com
Newspaper.

Mid County Chronicle
Web site: home.beaumontenterprise.com/Weeklies/Midcounty/
Newspaper.

Orange County News
Web site: home.beaumontenterprise.com/Weeklies/OCN/
Newspaper.

Orange Leader
Web site: www.orangeleader.com
Newspaper.

The Port Arthur News
Web site: www.panews.com
Newspaper.

Television
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KBTV-TV Ch. 4
Web site: www.kbtv4.tv
Television.

KFDM-TV Ch. 6
Web site: www.kfdm.com
Television.


Radio

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KAYD FM 101
Web site: www.kayd.com
Radio (country)

KLVI AM 560
Web site: www.klvi.com
Radio (news, talk)

KKMY FM 104.5
Web site: www.kkmy.com
Radio

KOGT AM 1600
Web site: www.kogt.com
Radio

KOLE AM 1340
Web site: www.foxnews1340.com
Radio (news, talk)

KQXY FM 94
Web site: www.kqxy.com
Radio (variety, pop)

KTCX AM 102.5
Web site: www.ktcx.com
Radio (urban, adult contemporary)

KVLU FM 91.3
Web site: dept.lamar.edu/kvlu
Radio (news, classical)

KYKR FM 95.1
Web site: www.kykr.com
Radio (country)

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Update: June 19, 2005

New posts

2006:   January, February, March, April, May (without interactive calendars)

Event Additions

I added almost 100 annual holidays to the various monthly calendars in addition to the following information.

July 22, 2005
3 p.m. (CST)
NFL signing period ends
Contact: National Football League
Web: www.nfl.com
Signing period ends at 4 p.m. ET for unrestricted free agents who received June 1 tender.
Annual.

August 11, 2005
Aug. 11 - 15
First NFL preseason weekend.
Contact: National Football League
Web: www.nfl.com
Annual.

August 30, 2005
NFL roster cut
Contact: National Football League
Web: www.nfl.com
Roster cutdown to maximum of 65 players.
Annual.

September 04, 2005
NFL roster final cut
Contact: National Football League
Web: www.nfl.com
Roster cutdown to maximum of 53 players.
Annual.

September 08, 2005
Sept. 8 - 12
NFL Kickoff 2005 Weekend
Contact: National Football League
Web: www.nfl.com
Annual.

January 07, 2006
Jan. 7 - 8
NFL Wild Card Weekend
Contact: National Football League
Web: www.nfl.com
Annual.

January 14, 2006
Jan. 14 - 15
NFL Divisional Playoffs
Contact: National Football League
Web: www.nfl.com
Annual.

January 22, 2006
NFL Conference Championships
Contact: National Football League
Web: www.nfl.com
Annual.

February 05, 2006
NFL Super Bowl XL
Contact: National Football League
Ford Field, Detroit, Mich.
Web: www.nfl.com
Annual.

February 12, 2006
NFL AFC-NFC Pro Bowl
Contact: National Football League
Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii
Web: www.nfl.com
Annual.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Update: June 18, 2005

Event Additions

June 23, 2005
June 23 - 26 at 7:30 p.m. each night, weekend matinees at 2:30 p.m.
"101 Dalmatians for Kids" theater program
Contact: Bobby Summers
Lamar Lecture Hall, 1700 Lakeshore Drive, Lamar-Port Arthur campus.
Phone: 409 984-6111
E-mail: Bobby.Summers@lamarpa.edu
Admission: Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 senior citizens and students, and $5 for pre-kindergarten children. Reservations requested.
More than 60 young thespians (ages 4 to 15) attended the combined Lamar State College-Port Arthur and Port Arthur Little Theatre "Little Seahawks" Theater Camp and will present the musical.

September 12, 2005
7:30 p.m.
“The Will Rogers Follies”
Contact: Amy Ehrman
707 W. Main Street; downtown Orange, Texas
Phone: 409 745-5535 or 800 828-5535
E-mail: amy@lutcher.org
Web: www.lutcher.org
Admission: Season Ticket packages currently available. Single ticket sales (if available) begin August 1, 2005.
The original performance was America’s first international multimedia show. Set onstage during one of the legendary Ziegfeld Follies, Will Rogers presents stories both wise and silly, wisdom both common and uncommonly timely.
The Lutcher Theater is a privately-owned not-for-profit organization. Dates; times and performances are subject to change.

October 31, 2005
7:30 p.m.
“OKLAHOMA!”
Contact: Amy Ehrman
707 W. Main Street; downtown Orange, Texas
Phone: 409 745-5535 or 800 828-5535
E-mail: amy@lutcher.org
Web: www.lutcher.org
Admission: Season Ticket packages currently available. Single ticket sales (if available) begin August 1, 2005.
“OKLAHOMA!” was Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration and remains their most innovative. It includes such classic musical numbers as “Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’,” “People Will Say We’re In Love,” and “The Surrey With The Fringe On Top.”
The Lutcher Theater is a privately-owned not-for-profit organization. Dates; times and performances are subject to change.

November 18, 2005
7:30 p.m.
Melodic sounds of the ‘50’s and ‘60s
Contact: Amy Ehrman
707 W. Main Street; downtown Orange, Texas
Phone: 409 745-5535 or 800 828-5535
E-mail: amy@lutcher.org
Web: www.lutcher.org
Admission: Season Ticket packages currently available. Single ticket sales (if available) begin August 1, 2005.
Songs include “Cornell Gunters,” “Elbeary Hobbs,” “Charlie Brown,” “Only You,” “Under the Boardwalk,” “Poison’ Ivy,” “This Magic Moment” and more.
The Lutcher Theater is a privately-owned not-for-profit organization. Dates; times and performances are subject to change.

December 06, 2005
7:30 p.m.
The Oak Ridge Boys concert
Contact: Amy Ehrman
707 W. Main Street; downtown Orange, Texas
Phone: 409 745-5535 or 800 828-5535
E-mail: amy@lutcher.org
Web: www.lutcher.org
Admission: Season Ticket packages currently available. Single ticket sales (if available) begin August 1, 2005.
They offer four-part harmony and upbeat songs. Their hits includes “Elvira,” “Thank God For Kids,” “Fancy Free” and the patriotic favorite “American Made.”
The Lutcher Theater is a privately-owned not-for-profit organization. Dates; times and performances are subject to change.

January 21, 2006
7:30 p.m.
“Sing! Sing! Sing! A Tribute to Benny Goodman”
Contact: Amy Ehrman
707 W. Main Street; downtown Orange, Texas
Phone: 409 745-5535 or 800 828-5535
E-mail: amy@lutcher.org
Web: www.lutcher.org
Admission: Season Ticket packages currently available. Single ticket sales (if available) begin August 1, 2005.
Benny Goodman’s 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert opened the door for jazz to be appreciated as a true American art form.
The Lutcher Theater is a privately-owned not-for-profit organization. Dates; times and performances are subject to change.

January 29, 2006
7 p.m.
“Tap Dogs Rebooted”
Contact: Amy Ehrman
707 W. Main Street; downtown Orange, Texas
Phone: 409 745-5535 or 800 828-5535
E-mail: amy@lutcher.org
Web: www.lutcher.org
Admission: Season Ticket packages currently available. Single ticket sales (if available) begin August 1, 2005.
The Lutcher Theater is a privately-owned not-for-profit organization. Dates; times and performances are subject to change.

February 06, 2006
February 6 - 7, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
Cirque Éloize’s “Rain”
Contact: Amy Ehrman
707 W. Main Street; downtown Orange, Texas
Phone: 409 745-5535 or 800 828-5535
E-mail: amy@lutcher.org
Web: www.lutcher.org
Admission: Season Ticket packages currently available. Single ticket sales (if available) begin August 1, 2005.
The performance includes elements of circus, theatre, dance, and music. Performed by an international touring company.
The Lutcher Theater is a privately-owned not-for-profit organization. Dates; times and performances are subject to change.

March 03, 2006
7:30 p.m.
“The Trip to Bountiful”
Contact: Amy Ehrman
707 W. Main Street; downtown Orange, Texas
Phone: 409 745-5535 or 800 828-5535
E-mail: amy@lutcher.org
Web: www.lutcher.org
Admission: Season Ticket packages currently available. Single ticket sales (if available) begin August 1, 2005.
This play tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who flees the stifling confinement of the city apartment she shares with her son and daughter-in-law to revisit her hometown in the low farmland of the Texas coast. There she discovers the satisfaction of a life well lived and a renewed connection to her past.
The Lutcher Theater is a privately-owned not-for-profit organization. Dates; times and performances are subject to change.

March 19, 2006
3 p.m.
“Die Fledermaus”
Contact: Amy Ehrman
707 W. Main Street; downtown Orange, Texas
Phone: 409 745-5535 or 800 828-5535
E-mail: amy@lutcher.org
Web: www.lutcher.org
Admission: Season Ticket packages currently available. Single ticket sales (if available) begin August 1, 2005.
The Helikon Opera Company of Moscow presents. Easy-to-read projected English translation accompany the play set in Vienna in the late 1900s. Johann Strauss’s comedy features disguised identities, infidelity and mischief.
The Lutcher Theater is a privately-owned not-for-profit organization. Dates; times and performances are subject to change.

March 24, 2006
7:30 p.m.
The National Tour of “Thoroughly Modern Millie”
Contact: Amy Ehrman
707 W. Main Street; downtown Orange, Texas
Phone: 409 745-5535 or 800 828-5535
E-mail: amy@lutcher.org
Web: www.lutcher.org
Admission: Season Ticket packages currently available. Single ticket sales (if available) begin August 1, 2005.
The Lutcher Theater is a privately-owned not-for-profit organization. Dates; times and performances are subject to change.

April 04, 2006
7:30 p.m.
“The Three Musketeers”
Contact: Amy Ehrman
707 W. Main Street; downtown Orange, Texas
Phone: 409 745-5535 or 800 828-5535
E-mail: amy@lutcher.org
Web: www.lutcher.org
Admission: Season Ticket packages currently available. Single ticket sales (if available) begin August 1, 2005.
The 2003 Tony Award winning “The Acting Company” presents.
The Lutcher Theater is a privately-owned not-for-profit organization. Dates; times and performances are subject to change.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Update: June 17, 2005

Changes

August 20, 2005
August 20 - 21 at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Triangle Bird Club’s Exotic Bird Fair
Contact: Andy Sanford
Robert A. Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 982-7404
E-mail: birdman@exp.net
Web: www.trianglebirdclub.org
Admission: $2 for adults, children under 12 free.
The exotic bird fair features more than 200 tables with exotic birds from finches to macaws. Also available are sugar gliders, cages, feed, toys, books, concessions and raffle items.
Annual, Est. 1993

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Update: June 16, 2005

Changes:

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Additions:

Events:

June 17, 2005
5:30 p.m.
Opening Reception for "Revelations & Reflections of American Self-Taught Artists"
Contact: Janna Fulbright
Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET), 500 Main, downtown Beaumont
Phone: 409-832-3432
E-mail: info@amset.org
Web: www.amset.org
Admission: Reception is free, $25 dinner (with reservation).
Spirituality is represented as a central theme in art by both well-known and up-and-coming artists.
Exhibit continues June 18 - Aug. 14, 2005. Regular hours: M-F: 9am-5pm, Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: Noon-5pm, closed major holidays.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Update: June 14, 2005

Event additions

June 17, 2005
June 16 - 17. Starts at 2 p.m.
Juneteenth Hip-Hop Celebration
KZWA-FM, Vibe 1053
Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, La.
Phone: 337 491-9955
Food, drinks, arts and craft vendors 2-4 p.m. - KZWA work the runway fashion extreme "Hip-Hop Wear, Athletic Wear, Formal Wear and more." 4:30 p.m. - BBQ cook out featuring the hottest BBQ chef's in Louisiana and Texas 7 p.m. - Scarface Concert with Lil Weebie and Lil Boosie.

June 17, 2005
6:30 p.m.
Juneteenth Celebration pageant and banquet
Contact: Dr. Willie Brown
Mt. Olive Missionary Church, Jasper
Phone: 409 383-5461
Web: www.jaspercoc.org
Sen. Alma Allen is the guest speaker.

June 18, 2005
Juneteenth Celebration
Contact: Dr. Willie Brown
Sandy Creek Park, Jasper
Phone: 409 383-5461
Web: www.jaspercoc.org
Event features activities for the whole family. There's a parade, arts and crafts, health issue and diversity training, bingo, dominos, fishing, music, and food. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. A fireworks caps the day.

June 19, 2005
8 a.m.
T-Gator Triathlon Series
Contact: Lake Charles Triathletes, Inc.
Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles, La.
Phone: 337 433-9266
Web: www.lakecharlestriathletes.com
Admission: $20 for advanced registration, $25 on race day.
Tri #2: 500m swim/13 mile bike/2 mile run

June 24, 2005
June 24 - 25
"Whispers in the Wind" program
Heritage Village Museum, U.S. Hwy. 190 W., Woodville 75979
Phone: 409 283-2272 or 800-323-0389 (reservations)
E-mail: info@heritage-village.org
Web: www.heritage-village.org
Admission: $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12
Last two weekends in June. This is an original Outdoor historical drama performed in the middle of the Village. The cast includes Tyler County residents who recreate the story of pioneer East Texas.

June 25, 2005
Gulf Coast Jam postponed to 9/3/05

July 02, 2005
4 p.m.
Independence Day Celebration
Contact: Debbie Foster, KJAS Radio
Sandy Creek Park, Jasper
Phone: 409 384-2626
E-mail: dfoster@kjas.com
Web: www.kjas.com
Admission: Entry to the park is free. However, donations are appreciated.
Games and festivities begin at 4 p.m. The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m.
Events include a dunking booth, duck derby, water slide, face painting, balloon animals, temporary tattoos, putt-putt golf, food vendors and special entertainment by the Boogie Kings from Louisiana.

July 04, 2005
6 p.m.
Red, White, Blue and You
Contact: SWLA CVB
Lake Charles Civic Center
Phone: 337 436-9588
Web: www.visitlakecharles.org
Parade starts at 6 p.m. on Mill Street in downtown Lake Charles and heads south on Ryan to Sallier Street. A salute to the armed forces and entertainment follows at 7 p.m. in the Outdoor Pavilion. The evening concludes with a fireworks extravaganza at 9 p.m.
Annual, Est. 1993

July 04, 2005
7:30 p.m.
Independence Day Celebration
Contact: Carol Wommack
Carl Parker Center, Lamar State College - Port Arthur Campus, 1800 Lakeshore Drive, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 984-6101
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com/july.cfm
Features chorus groups, patriotic music and fireworks.
The fireworks display will begin around 9 p.m.
Annual, Est. 1999

July 04, 2005
Downtown Freedom Fest
Orange
Phone: 409 883-3571

July 09, 2005
8 p.m.
Ishmali Center Celebration
Robert A. Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 985-8801
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com

July 15, 2005
July 15 - 16
Sheriff's Posse Rodeo
Contact: Harry Corbett or Becky Rodent
Hwy 105 at the Sheriff Posse Arena, Orange
Phone: 409 886-3297 or 409 886-2638
Annual, usually the 3rd week of July

July 16, 2005
July 16 - 17 on Sat. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cajun Food and Music Festival
Contact: festival office
Burton Coliseum, 7001 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles, La.
Phone: 337 494-0018 or 337 477-4752
Web: www.visitlakecharles.org
Admission: $5 per person, children under 12 are free.
Burton Coliseum jumps with Cajun sounds. Savory Cajun specialties like jambalaya, gumbo, etouffée, and more are in the gumbo pot along with Cajun spices that have pleased taste buds for centuries. Other festival highlights include raffles, arts and crafts booths and games for kids.
Featured performers include Ellis Vanicor & Laccassine Playboys at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Joe Simon & Louisiana Cajun Noon Dance Troupe Performance at 1 to 1:30 p.m., Amateur Accordion Contest at 2 to 3:30 p.m., Jackie Callier & the Cajun Cousins at 2:30 p.m., dance contest at 4 to 5:30 p.m., Lesa Cormier & the Sundown Playboys at 6 to 7:30 p.m., Ed Gary & Louisiana Cajun Aces at 8 to 11 p.m.
Lake Charles Chapter of the Cajun French Music Association presents.
Annual, Est 1998

July 16, 2005
9 a.m.
TaeKwonDo Plus Competition
Contact: Wayne Mathews, TaeKwonDo Plus
7763 9th Ave, Port Arthur 77642
Phone: 409 724-6668
E-mail: tplus@gt.rr.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com

July 17, 2005
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cajun Food and Music Festival continues
Featured performers include Richard LeBouef & Two Step at 8 to 9 a.m., French Mass with French Choir at 9:30 to 11 a.m., Phil Menard & Louisiana Travelers at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mack Manual & Lake Charles Rambles at 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Ron Miller & Midnight Rambles at 3:30 to 5 p.m., Kaleb Trahan & Friends Miller & Midnight Rambles at 3:30 to 5 p.m.

July 17, 2005
2 to 2:30 p.m.
NASTRYK - The Peanut 400
Logan's Road House, 3509 Gerstner Memorial Pkwy, Lake Charles 70605
Phone: 337 562-2005
Web: www.bbbs-swla.net
Admission: The cost is $100 per team, which is $25 per person.
The NASTRYK Peanut 400 is an adult tricycle race which benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Louisiana. Each race consists of a four-member team with each team member making a loop around the track.
Big Brothers Big Sisters sponsors.

July 23, 2005
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Summer Grace Gospel Festival
Contact: Tonia Pence
Merchant's Parking Lot, Lake Charles
Phone: 337 478-0320
Featured performances include 10 am - noon "old-time" gospel groups will perform; noon - 2 pm will be blue grass gospel groups; 2 - 4 pm church choirs; 4 -6 pm individuals and small groups; 6 - 8 pm a youth worship experience.
There will be food and fun for all ages.
Friends of Families of Southwest Louisiana (FRIENDS) sponsors.

July 23, 2005
6 to 11 p.m.
SWLA Press Club Gridiron
Lake Charles Civic Center - main coliseum, Lake Charles
Phone: 337 433-8502
E-mail: gridironshow@yahoo.com
Admission: $60 per ticket or a table of eight for $450.
An annual roasting of politicians, newsmakers and other deserving (or not so deserving) targets. There will be new skits and stage setups.
Advertising & Press Club of SWLA presents.
Annual.

August 05, 2005
August 5 - 6
OCARC Fishing Tournament
Contact: John Thomas
Orange
Phone: 409 886-1363
E-mail: ocarc@pnx.com
Web: www.ocarc.com/founding_of_ocarc.htm
Annual, 1st weekend in August

August 06, 2005
August 6 - 7
Idlers Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show
Contact: Wesley Blanchard or Ray Allen Aucoin
Burton Coliseum, Lake Charles, La.
Phone: 337 474-7242 or 337 885-9363
E-mail: aistre@visitlakecharles.org
Web: www.visitlakecharles.org
Admission: Car entries are $20.
The show features games, door prizes, food, the Car Coral, music, trophies, and a 50-50 raffle.
The Idlers sponsor.
Annual, Est. 2004

August 06, 2005
OCARC Fishing Tournament continues

August 07, 2005
Idlers Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show continues

August 20, 2005
August 20 - 21 at 9 a.m.
Triangle Bird Club’s Exotic Bird Fair
Contact: Andy Sanford
Robert A. Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 982-7404
E-mail: birdman@exp.net
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com
Annual, Est. 1993

August 21, 2005
Triangle Bird Show continues

August 22, 2005
7 p.m.
Air Force Band of the West Concert
Robert A. Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 985-8801
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com

August 24, 2005
August 24 - 27
ESPN2 Oh Boy! Oberto Redfish Cup Tournament
Contact: David Healy
Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, La.
Phone: 888 372-6544
E-mail: aistre@visitlakecharles.org
Web: www.Redfishnation.com
Admission: free to the public
The third stop on the 2005 Oh Boy! Oberto Redfish Cup. Up to 130 of the nation's top redfishing teams compete for three days as the ESPN2 cameras capture all the action. Event includes the Redfish Cup tailgate party, Ducks Unlimited Big Air Dog Competition, food and something for the entire family. The public is invited to attend the weigh-ins and vendors will be at the Lake Charles Civic Center throughout the tournament.
The Redfish Nation presents.

August 25, 2005
ESPN2 Oh Boy! Oberto Redfish Cup continues

August 26, 2005
ESPN2 Oh Boy! Oberto Redfish Cup continues

August 27, 2005
ESPN2 Oh Boy! Oberto Redfish Cup continues

September 03, 2005
5:30 p.m.
Gulf Coast Jam
Contact: Don Ball
Logan Music Park, Pleasure Island OR Robert A. Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 985-8801 or 409 722-3699
E-mail: triangleconcert@webtv.net or pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com
The Jam highlights music of the Golden Triangle and Gulf Coast area.
It features live performances by area blues artists, with nationally known headliners

September 09, 2005
September 9 - 11
Carlyss Cajun Bon Ton Festival
Contact: Art Little or Lyndon LeBlanc, festival co-chairs
St. Theresa Catholic Church, 4822 Carlyss Drive, Carlyss, La. 70665
Phone: 337 583-2597 or 337 583-7725
E-mail: leeroycates@camtel.net
Web: www.st-theresa-parish.org/bon_ton_festival.htm

September 10, 2005
Mexican Fiesta
Contact: Zita Downs or Tony Ramirez
Robert A. Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 724-6134
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com
Event features Mexican food, music, folkloric entertainment Queen's Coronation, novelties, crafts and programs.

September 10, 2005
Midnight Fantasies Lakefront Car & Truck Show
Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, La.
Phone: 337 478-0500
E-mail: aistre@visitlakecharles.org
Web: www.visitlakecharles.org
See hundreds of cars and trucks. Event features vendors, food and live music.
Midnight Fantasies presents.

September 11, 2005
Free Admission to the Museum of the Gulf Coast
Contact: Shannon Harris
Museum Of The Gulf Coast, 700 Proctor, Port Arthur 77640
Phone: 409 982-7000
E-mail: Shannon.Harris@lamarpa.edu
Web: museum.lamarpa.edu
Admission: Free.

September 17, 2005
Carlyss Cajun Bon Ton Festival continues

September 17, 2005
Ragley Heritage and Timber Festival pageant
South Beauregard School Auditorium, Ragley, La.
Phone: 337 725-3444
E-mail: aistre@visitlakecharles.org
Web: www.visitlakecharles.org
Ragley Historical Society presents.
Annual, Est. 1999, held on the 3rd Saturday of September

September 17, 2005
Solid Gold Rock 'n Roll Show
Contact: Shannon Harris
Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center, 700 Procter St., Port Arthur
Phone: 409 982-7000
E-mail: Shannon.Harris@lamarpa.edu
Web: museum.lamarpa.edu

September 18, 2005
2 p.m.
Groves Pecan Festival Pageant
Port Arthur
Phone: 409 962-3631
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com

September 18, 2005
Carlyss Cajun Bon Ton Festival continues

September 22, 2005
Texas State Forest Festival continues

September 23, 2005
September 23 - 24
Kirby Hill House Murder Mystery Theatre
Contact: Kirby-Hill House
210 West Main Street, Kountze
Phone: 409 246-3413
E-mail: info@kirby-hillhouse.com
Web: kirby-hillhouse.com
Admission: Tickets are $50 per person by check, cash, Visa or MasterCard.
Dinner is catered and served with elegant china, silver and lace. The menu is also late 40's and includes an appetizer, soup and green salad. A main course with rolls served with wine or water, tea upon request. Following dinner is a dessert and an after-dinner wine. Dinner is completed with coffee.
Doors open at 6:40 p.m., curtain at 7 p.m.

September 23, 2005
September 23 - 24
Dulcimer Festival
Contact: Silsbee Chamber Of Commerce
Silsbee / Hardin Co.
Phone: 409 385-5562
Web: www.bigthicketdirectory.com/pages/silsbeechamber.html
Annual

September 23, 2005
Texas State Forest Festival continues

September 24, 2005
Kirby Hill House Murder Mystery Theatre continues

September 24, 2005
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Calca-Chew Food Festival
St. Margaret Catholic Church, Lake Charles, La.
Phone: 337 439-4585
E-mail: aistre@visitlakecharles.org
Web: www.visitlakecharles.org
The Calca-Chew festival highlights the famous southern cooking in Southwest Louisiana. Complete with activities for kids, a petting zoo, games and a train ride. This is an event for the whole family.

September 24, 2005
10 a.m.
Clouds of Glory Gospel Singing
Robert A. Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 724-7168
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com

September 24, 2005
Dulcimer Festival continues

September 24, 2005
Old Timers' Day
Sour Lake / Hardin Co.
Phone: 409 287-3512
Event is a small town fair with rides, food and music. It also includes the Old Timers' Day Dance.
annual

September 24, 2005
Texas State Forest Festival continues

September 25, 2005
Texas State Forest Festival continues

September 28, 2005
September 28 - October 8
Lion's Club Carnival
Orange
Phone: 409 779-9932
E-mail: Info@OrangeLions.com
Web: www.orangelions.com
Annual, Est. 1941

September 30, 2005
TBA September
Dick Dowling Days
Contact: Michael Smith
Sabine Pass, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 963-3272
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com

October 01, 2005
October 1 - 2 at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lake Area Bird Fair
Contact: Debbie Duplichan
Lake Charles Civic Center Exhibition Hall, 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, La.
Phone: 337 217-8855
E-mail: lcbirdfair@bellsouth.net
Web: www.visitlakecharles.org
Admission: $2 for adults, children under 12 are free
Lake Area Bird Club presents.

October 01, 2005
CavOILcade Coronation
Contact: Pam Trosclair
Memorial High School, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 983-1009 or 409 983-4043
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com

October 01, 2005
Fall Festival
Contact: Elizabeth Street
Courthouse Square, downtown Jasper
Phone: 409 384-2762
E-mail: jaspercc@jaspercoc.org
Web: www.jaspercoc.org
Event features arts and crafts, food, live entertainment and something for everyone in the family.
Annual, Est. 1977

October 07, 2005
October 7 - 8
Kirby Hill House Murder Mystery Theatre
Contact: Kirby-Hill House
210 West Main Street, Kountze
Phone: 409 246-3413
E-mail: info@kirby-hillhouse.com
Web: kirby-hillhouse.com
Admission: Tickets are $50 per person by check, cash, Visa or MasterCard.
Dinner is catered and served with elegant china, silver and lace. The menu is also late 40's and includes an appetizer, soup and green salad. A main course with rolls served with wine or water, tea upon request. Following dinner is a dessert and an after-dinner wine. Dinner is completed with coffee.
Doors open at 6:40 p.m., curtain at 7 p.m.

October 08, 2005
Kirby Hill House Murder Mystery Theatre continues

October 08, 2005
7 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Regional Banquet
Robert A. Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 985-8801
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com

October 08, 2005
October 8 - 9
Art in the Park Festival
Contact: Darline Zavada, Orange convention and visitors bureau director
Stark Park, downtown Orange
Phone: 409 883-1011
E-mail: cvb@orangetexas.net
Web: www.orangetexas.org
Area and regional artist gather to display, demonstrate and sell their artwork.
Event also features light blues and jazz music, and a kid's alley of hands-on activities.
Annual, Est. 2003

October 08, 2005
CavOILcade Parade, Fishing Tournament, Flea Market
Contact: Pam Trosclair
Port Arthur
Phone: 409 983-1009 or 409 983-4043
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com

October 09, 2005
S.E.T.X. Promotions Hispanic Concert
Contact: Rita Acuna or Eddie Cervantez
Port Arthur
Phone: 409 860-5806 or 409 727-8187
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com

October 13, 2005
October 13 - 23
YMBL South Texas State Fair
Beaumont
Phone: 409 832-9991
E-mail: ccolletti@ymbl.org
Web: www.ymbl.org/fair.htm
Young Men's Business League sponsors.
Annual, Est. 1942

October 14, 2005
October 14 - 15 (tentative dates) at 7 p.m.
NAACP Banquet
Robert A. Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 985-8801
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com

October 14, 2005
October 14 - 16
Harvest Festival
Heritage Village Museum, U.S. Hwy. 190 W., Woodville 75979
Phone: 409 283-2272 or 800-323-0389 (reservations)
E-mail: info@heritage-village.org
Web: www.heritage-village.org
Admission: $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12
This is the largest fall folklife festival in East Texas. It features pioneer East Texas crafts, demonstrations, people in period costume, shows of both music and dance and interesting food.
Annual, Est. 1988, held the 3rd weekend in October.

October 14, 2005
YMBL South Texas State Fair continues

October 15, 2005
(tentative date) at 7 p.m.
NAACP Banquet
Robert A. Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 985-8801
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com

October 15, 2005
Harvest Festival continues

October 15, 2005
YMBL South Texas State Fair continues

October 16, 2005
Harvest Festival continues

October 16, 2005
YMBL South Texas State Fair continues

October 17, 2005
YMBL South Texas State Fair continues

October 18, 2005
October 18 - 23
Cal-Cam Fair
Contact: Richard F Haught
Cal-Cam Fair Grounds, 923 Lewis St. Sulphur, La.
Phone: 337 583-4084 or 800 456-7952
E-mail: aistre@visitlakecharles.org
Web: www.visitlakecharles.org
Good old-fashioned country fair features livestock competitions, food booths, pageants, carnival rides, live entertainment, baked and canned goods competitions and more.
The event was named as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society in 2003.
Cal-Cam Fair presents.
Annual, Est. 1925

October 18, 2005
YMBL South Texas State Fair continues

October 19, 2005
Cal-Cam Fair continues

October 19, 2005
YMBL South Texas State Fair continues

October 20, 2005
Cal-Cam Fair continues

October 20, 2005
YMBL South Texas State Fair continues

October 21, 2005
Cal-Cam Fair continues

October 21, 2005
YMBL South Texas State Fair continues

October 22, 2005
Cal-Cam Fair continues

October 22, 2005
Ragley Heritage and Timber Festival
Ragley Historical Square, La.
Phone: 337 725-3444
E-mail: aistre@visitlakecharles.org
Web: www.visitlakecharles.org
Festival presents Ragley's cultural activities and events including early settlement, town history, early family histories,
Event features craft and food booths and plenty of gospel and bluegrass music.
Each year the society has a pageant on the 3rd Saturday of September at South Beauregard School Auditorium.
Ragley Historical Society presents.
Annual, Est. 1999

October 22, 2005
YMBL South Texas State Fair continues

October 23, 2005
Cal-Cam Fair continues

October 23, 2005
YMBL South Texas State Fair continues

October 31, 2005
TBA October
Chamber Golf Tournament
Nederland
Phone: 409 722-0279
Annual

October 31, 2005
TBA October
Ghost Ride & Haunted Ship
Orange
Phone: 409 883-6387

October 31, 2005
TBA October
Girls Haven Gumbo Festival
Beaumont
Phone: 800 392-4401

October 31, 2005
TBA October
Go Texan Days
Orange
Phone: 409 883-0901

October 31, 2005
TBA October
Heritage House "Past Times Days"
Orange
Phone: 409 886-5395

November 05, 2005
Turkey Trot
Contact: Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital
Jasper
Phone: 409 384-5461
E-mail: jaspercc@jaspercoc.org
Web: www.jaspercoc.org
Annual, Est. 2000

November 12, 2005
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
International Music & Cultural Festival
Ryan, Broad and Pujo streets, downtown Lake Charles, La.
Phone: 337 491-1440
Web: www.cityoflakecharles.com
Admission: free outdoor festival.
Activities include a Parade of Cultures, costumes, folk dances, artist demonstrations, cultural displays, live performances and authentic international cuisine.
Annual

November 12, 2005
11 a.m.
St. Catherine of Sienna Taste of Culture
Port Arthur
Phone: 409 983-4006
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com

November 18, 2005
November 18 - 19
Rod Run
Contact: Alvin C Prewitt
Jasper
Phone: 409 384-8745
E-mail: jaspercc@jaspercoc.org
Web: www.jaspercoc.org
Sponsored by the Lakes Area Cruisers
Annual, Est. 2001

November 19, 2005
Courhouse Little Light Festival
Kountze / Hardin Co.
Phone: 409 246-3413

November 19, 2005
Rod Run continues

November 30, 2005
TBA November
Holiday in the Park
Contact: Theresa Van Meter
WESCO Baseball Park, Burnett Street, Orange
Phone: 409 883-3468
Event features food, craft items and entertainment.

November 30, 2005
TBA November
Night of Nederland Cuisine
Nederland
Phone: 409 722-0279

December 01, 2005
December 1 - 13
SWLA Christmas Lighting Festival
Contact: Arts & Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana
Lake Charles area, La.
Phone: 337 439-ARTS, 800 456-7952 or 337 436-9588
Web: www.cityoflakecharles.com
Events include the Lighting Ceremony, lighted boat parade and a fireworks display.
Other area cities share the event with a Santa 5K Run, Kris Kringle’s Arts and Crafts Festival, and Christmas tree ceremonies in most cities.
Annual, held on 1st Saturday of December.

December 01, 2005
December 1 - 31
WH Stark House "Christmas Traditions"
Orange
Phone: 409 883-0817

December 02, 2005
Lighted Night Time Christmas Parade
Lumberton / Hardin Co.
Phone: 409 755-0554
Annual, Est. 2002

December 03, 2005
Christmas in the Big Thicket
Contact: Silsbee Chamber Of Commerce
Silsbee / Hardin Co.
Phone: 409 385-5562
Web: www.bigthicketdirectory.com/pages/silsbeechamber.html

December 03, 2005
Christmas Parade, Tour of Homes, Progressive Dinner
Contact: Jasper Chamber Of Commerce
Jasper
Phone: 409 384-2762
E-mail: jaspercc@jaspercoc.org
Web: www.jaspercoc.org
Annual

December 03, 2005
Christmas Twilight Tour
Heritage Village Museum, U.S. Hwy. 190 W., Woodville 75979
Phone: 409 283-2272 or 800-323-0389 (reservations)
E-mail: info@heritage-village.org
Web: www.heritage-village.org
Admission: $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12
Decorated in period Christmas decorations of greenery and ribbons, Heritage Village features an evening of seasonal music and festive food.

December 03, 2005
Las Posadas
Port Arthur
Phone: 409 962-8017
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com

December 08, 2005
Lighted Christmas
Sour Lake / Hardin Co.
Phone: 409 287-3512

December 11, 2005
December 11 - January 1
Winter Odyssey
Port Arthur
Phone: 409 985-7822
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com

December 13, 2005
Lighted Christmas Parade
Neederland
Phone: 409 722-0279
Annual

December 17, 2005
4 p.m.
H.E.B. "Feast of Sharing" Christmas Dinner
Robert A. Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 985-8801
E-mail: pacvb@portarthurtexas.com
Web: www.portarthurtexas.com
Annual

December 31, 2005
TBA December
Christmas Parade
Orange
Phone: 409 883-3536

December 31, 2005
TBA December
Old Fashioned Christmas
Orange
Phone: 409 883-3536

December 31, 2005
TBA December
Service League - Toy Coffee
Orange
Phone: 409 883-3536

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Update: June 9, 2005

Event addition

June 18, 2005
6 p.m.
Bill Pickett International Rodeo
Contact: Lu Vason, Producer
Fairpark Coliseum, Beaumont Fairgrounds on Gulf Street, Beaumont
Phone: 303 373-1246
E-mail: luvason@billpickettrodeo.com
Web: billpickettrodeo.com
Admission: $8 for adults and $5 for children.
The rodeo is named for the cowboy who invented the art of bulldogging.
See related story.
Annual tour, Est 1985

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Update: June 7, 2005

I had a lot of take-home work this weekend, so I didn’t accomplish much on this blog. I did, however, put internal alphabetical links on the following entries. This should help reduce search times for specific information. For future use, these posts are linked from the sidebar under "Useful area links."

Venues
Visitors bureaus
Municipality Web sites
Educational resources
Organizations

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Update: June 2, 2005

Changes

June 17, 2005
June 17 - 18 at 7 p.m.
"The French Runaway Bride" Dinner Theater
Contact: BHS office
Heritage Hall, 2985 French Road (next door to the John Jay French Museum)
Phone: 409 898-0348
E-mail: jjfrench@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.jjfrench.com
Admission: cost is $35 per person, which includes appetizers, drinks, a full dinner and the play. Ample parking is available. Proceeds benefit Heritage Society educational programs.
An historical fiction comedy of errors, the play includes audience participation and a meal. French Trading Post Players present.
Due to unforseen cast problems, the first weekend (June 10-11) of the Beaumont Heritage Society's Dinner Theater production "The French Runaway Bride" has been cancelled.


Municipality Web sites have been updated.

New Posts

Cypress blogs

Houston blogs

Katy blogs

Event additions

June 03, 2005
June 3 - 11
Crosby Fair and Rodeo
Contact: Luther Brady
Crosby Fairgrounds, FM 2100, Crosby in Northeast Harris County
Phone: 281 328-2113
Web: www.crosbyfairandrodeo.net
Activities include a county fair, cowboy poetry, rodeo, carnival, commercial activities
The Crosby Fair and Rodeo is an official PRCA sanctioned event featuring top Nashville entertainers. The fair features many activities for children.
Crosby Fair and Rodeo Association sponsors.
Annual

June 04, 2005
8:00 a.m. shotgun start.
"Tee Off for the Teacherage" benefit golf tournament
Contact: Bridge City Chamber of Commerce
Sunset Grove Country Club, 2900 Sunset, Orange 77630
Phone: 409 735-5671 or 409 883-9454 (club)
E-mail: chamber@exp.net
Web: www.cityofbridgecity.org
Admission: The four-person scramble costs $50 per person. Price includes green fees, carts if needed, food and drinks as well as prizes for almost everyone.
Proceeds benefit the Bridge City Historical Museum
Annual, Est. 2003

June 04, 2005
6 p.m.
Artwalk
Historic Strand District, Galveston
Phone: 409 763-2403
Web site: www.galvestoncvb.com
Wine stroll takes people through art galleries, antique shops, designer clothing stores and exclusive boutiques.
ArtWalk occurs approximately every six weeks. It's not a street festival. ArtWalk takes place in existing commercial galleries, non-profit arts spaces and what are called "other walls," restaurants and retail stores. Each exhibits art and welcomes viewers with open doors, later hours and refreshments. ArtWalk is one of the Galveston Arts Center's largest programs.
It promotes visual art and artists, offers alternative places to see and learn about art and hopes to bring newcomers, as well as welcome return visitors to the art community on the island.

June 09, 2005
Crosby Fair and Rodeo continues
Entertainment features F. Co and Cooder Graw.

June 10, 2005
Crosby Fair and Rodeo continues
Entertainment features Trent Willmon and Kevin Fowler.

Kevin Fowler performs during Lewisville's Holiday at the Hall in Lewisville on Saturday, December 4, 2004.
© Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News


June 11, 2005
Crosby Fair and Rodeo continues
Entertainment features Jon Wolfe and Dierks Bentley.

September 17, 2005
Harvest Moon Festival
Crosby United Methodist Church, 1334 Runneburg Road, Crosby
Phone: 281 328-2616
E-mail: info@crosbyumc.org
Web: www.crosbyumc.org
Features family games, music, craft booths, plant booth, country store, live entertainment, bingo for baked goods, food and cooking contest.

January 09, 2006
Martin Luther King's Birthday (observed)
Annual. Observed the Mon. before Jan 15.

January 14, 2006
Pictures of the Year international (POYi) competition entries due
Web: www.poyi.org
Annual. ~ Due Sat. closest to Jan. 15.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Houston blogs

Life at f8
Abel Longoria <- my photoblog ;)

Cypress blogs

Zot's Place

Katy blogs

Texas Country Music Fan
Personal journal contains some info about my day, my family, etc. I also post information about upcoming concerts in the area, concert reviews, information about country artists I like and new country artists.

June 2005 Events


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June 01, 2005
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June 01, 2005
7 p.m.
Company D Dance Recital
Julie Rogers Theatre, 801 Pearl St, Beaumont
Phone: 409 838-3435 ext. 1
Admission: Reserved Seating is $5 for adults.

June 01, 2005
"Little Seahawks" Theater Camp
Phone: 409 984-6416
Admission: $50 tuition includes refreshments, t-shirt, souvenir script and two tickets to the performance. Registration is required.
The camp, wich is open to around 50 children, will culminate with a presentation of Disney's "101 Dalmations."
Lamar State College-Port Arthur and Port Arthur Little Theatre sponsor.

June 02, 2005
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June 02, 2005
June 2 - 4 at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Golden Triangle Football Camp
Contact: Coach Donald Stowers
Central High School Athletic Complex, 88 Jaguar Dr., Beaumont
Phone: 409 785-3403
The Football Camp is for youths in grades 3 through 8. Breakfast and lunch is provided. Camp will include group drills, individual drills, test and evaluations.
This event is open to the public.
Central High School sponsors

June 02, 2005
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Babysitting workshop
1295 Pearl St., Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-8461
Admission: $3 (lunch not provided). Registration deadline is May 31.
Attendees learn about babysitting as well as get information and tips on starting a babysitting business.
Texas Cooperative Extension sponsors.

June 02, 2005
Founding of the Republic Day in Italy
Annual. Same date each year.

June 03, 2005
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June 03, 2005
7 p.m. to midnight
Hurricane Party
Contact: American Red Cross - Jefferson County
Harvest Club, 2600 Gulf Street, Beaumont
Phone: 409 832-1644
Admission: Tickets are $50 for individual, tables of 10 start at $500. Please call for reservations. The event will benefit disaster in Jasper, Jefferson, Hardin, and Tyler counties.
The Red Cross honors this year's Hurricane, Joe Penland, Sr., for his dedication to Southeast Texas. Music provided by the New Orleans band, Coffee.
17th Annual

June 03, 2005
7:30 p.m.
Nelly and the St. Lunatics concert
Adriene Tanamachi, Ford Park marketing manager
Ford Arena, 5115 IH-10 S., Beaumont
Phone: 409 951-5400
E-mail: atanamachi@fordparktx.com
Web: www.fordparktx.com
Admission: Tickets are $41 and $51 (includes taxes facility and parking fees) at the Ford Arena box office.

June 03, 2005
June 3 - 11
Crosby Fair and Rodeo
Contact: Luther Brady
Crosby Fairgrounds, FM 2100, Crosby in Northeast Harris County
Phone: 281 328-2113
Web: www.crosbyfairandrodeo.net
Activities include a county fair, cowboy poetry, rodeo, carnival, commercial activities
The Crosby Fair and Rodeo is an official PRCA sanctioned event featuring top Nashville entertainers. The fair features many activities for children.
Crosby Fair and Rodeo Association sponsors.
Annual

June 04, 2005
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June 04, 2005
Free Fishing Day
For one day, everyone can fish or crab anywhere without a license.
The Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge is offering demonstrations and workshops for everyone. The activities run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
State of Texas sponsors.

Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Terry Perio (standing) and Dixie Perio (sitting) of Dayton take advantage of the State of Texas free fishing day at the Trinity River near the I-10 bridge on Saturday, June 4, 2005.

June 04, 2005
8 a.m. shotgun start.
"Tee Off for the Teacherage" benefit golf tournament
Contact: Bridge City Chamber of Commerce
Sunset Grove Country Club, 2900 Sunset, Orange 77630
Phone: 409 735-5671 or 409 883-9454 (club)
E-mail: chamber@exp.net
Web: www.cityofbridgecity.org
Admission: The four-person scramble costs $50 per person. Price includes green fees, carts if needed, food and drinks as well as prizes for almost everyone. Proceeds benefit the Bridge City Historical Museum.
Annual, Est. 2003

June 04, 2005
June 4 - 5 at 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lotus Garden Tour
Buu Mon Buddhist Temple 2701 procter ,P.A. TX
Phone: 409 658-0919
Event features a plant sale, garden viewing, conversations with plant experts, Vietnamese cultural entertainment and more. We will celebrate Vesak (the Buddha's birthday)
Annual, Est. 1999

June 04, 2005
11:30 a.m.
"Go Wild.......Read!" grand celebration
Library, Lucy Stifiel Gallery, 4615 9th Ave, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 985-8838 ext. 37
Admission: Free.
Beginning June 1st students will begin reading and recording books for prizes. Everyone is invited to a grand celebration.
Event is for all students and is designed to encourage students to get registered and to stress the importance of literacy and reading throughout the summer months.

June 04, 2005
Noon
Crawfish Festival
Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, 3390 Sarah Street, Beaumont
Phone: 409 842-1577
Admission: Tickets are $10 presale and $12 at the door.
Event features Jack and Billy Poullard. Bring lawn chairs, but no ice chests are allowed.

June 04, 2005
6 to 9 p.m.
Artwalk
Historic Strand District, Galveston
Phone: 409 763-2403
Web site: www.galvestoncvb.com
Wine stroll takes people through art galleries, antique shops, designer clothing stores and exclusive boutiques.
ArtWalk occurs approximately every six weeks. It's not a street festival. ArtWalk takes place in existing commercial galleries, non-profit arts spaces and what are called "other walls," restaurants and retail stores. Each exhibits art and welcomes viewers
It promotes visual art and artists, offers alternative places to see and learn about art and hopes to bring newcomers, as well as welcome return visitors to the art community on the island.

June 04, 2005
7 p.m.
The Landry Dance Recital
Julie Rogers Theatre, 801 Pearl St, Beaumont
Phone: 409 838-3435

June 04, 2005
AIA Sandcastle Competition
Contact: Codi
East Beach, Galveston
Phone: 713 520-0155 or 888 GAL-ISLE
E-mail: codi@aiahouston.org
Web: www.aiasandcastle.com
Admission: $7 per vehicle
Teams have months to plan their themes, but only eight hours to complete the project from 10 cubic yards of sand.
The finished products must only include sand.
Event features more than 17 categories including The Golden Bucket (1 st place) to Stars and Stripes (most patriotic theme) to Public Favorite.
Annual, Est. 1987
American Institute of Architects sponsors.

June 04, 2005
Children's Miracle Network Telethon
Contact: Emily Sonier
Parkdale Mall, Beaumont
Phone: 409 983-5065
Annual, Est. 1988.
Web site: www.cmn.org


Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

VaShayla LaFleur poses for a portrait with some of her daily medications at her home in Beaumont on Tuesday, May 31, 2005. LaFleur has sickle cell anemia and was formerly chosen as a Miracle Child by the Children's Miracle Network.
LaFleur recently graduated from Ozen High School defying doctor predictions that she would die by age 15.



June 05, 2005
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June 05, 2005
Constitution Day in Denmark
Annual. Same date each year.

June 05, 2005
Lotus Garden Tour continues

June 05, 2005
World Environment Day
U.N. member nations observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

June 06, 2005
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June 06, 2005
Jun 6 - Jul 1
ArtVentures Summer Camp (Creative Kids Camp)
Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET), 500 Main Street, Beaumont TX 77701
Phone: 409 832-3432
E-mail: info@amset.org
Web: www.amset.org
Admission: Members: $70/Class, non-members: $105 for the first class (includes membership. 2nd child or additional classes: $70 each). $35 deposit required for each class/child. Scholarships available.
Classes are for children ages 4 to 12. All classes taught by professional artists/teachers.
Registration deadline: May 20

June 06, 2005
Flag Day in Sweden
Annual. Same date each year.

June 06, 2005
Memorial Day in Korea
Annual. Same date each year.

June 07, 2005
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June 07, 2005
June 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 and July 1 at 9 to 10:15 a.m.
Junior golf camp
Contact: Don Keen, PGA professional
Bayou Din Golf Club, 8537 LaBelle Road, Beaumont
Phone: 409 796-1327
Admission: $199 includes 8 instructional sessions, a participation gift and skill competition. Class size is limited to maintain 5-to-1 student/teacher ratio.
Camp is for boys and girls ages 7 to 16. Participants are divided into age groups and/or skill level.

June 07, 2005
June 7 - July 26 at 9:30 to 2 p.m.
Camp Lookinback
Contact: Linda Purves
The John J. French Museum, Beaumont
Phone: 409 898-0348
E-mail: jjfrench@sbcglobal.net
Admission: $30 per day.
Students entering 1st thru 5th grades can take part in a summer history camp with a look back at the 1800's. Lots of crafts and hands on experiences are planned. Students may choose from one to eight individual sessions. Each has a different theme.

June 07, 2005
"LU-llaby of Broadway - XIII"
Lamar University, Beaumont
Annual.

Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Wynelle Guidry performs "Le Jazz Hot" during the LU-llaby of Broadway - XIII at Lamar University in Beaumont on Tuesday, June 7, 2005.


June 07, 2005
National Hunger Awareness Day
Contact: Steve Hanson
Phone: 409 962-1938
Southeast Texas Food Bank sponsors.

June 08, 2005
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June 08, 2005
Muhammad's Birthday
Indonesia observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

June 09, 2005
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June 09, 2005
Crosby Fair and Rodeo continues
Entertainment features F. Co and Cooder Graw.

June 10, 2005
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June 10, 2005
June 10 - 11 at 4 p.m.
Basketball tournament
Silsbee Middle School, 1140 Texas 327 East, Silsbee
Phone: 409 385-5574, ext. 123 or 409 385-5574, ext. 111
Admission: $200 per team.
Participants should be either high school or AAU teams. Three games are guaranteed per team.
Silsbee Basketball Booster Club sponsors.

June 10, 2005
7:30 p.m.
The Godfather
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

June 10, 2005
June 10 - July 7
Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins
Learn more
Annual. Same dates each year based on the druidic lunar calendar.

June 10, 2005
Co-Ed Softball Tournament
Contact: Tracy Ingram
Vidor girls softball field, 500 Orange St., Vidor
Phone: 409 768-8998
Admission: Cost is $100 per team.
Vidor Girls Softball sponsors.

June 10, 2005
Crosby Fair and Rodeo continues
Entertainment features Trent Willmon and Kevin Fowler.

© Mark M. Hancock and The Dallas Morning News


June 10, 2005
Portugal Day
Portugal observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

June 11, 2005
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June 11, 2005
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summerfest
Contact: Edwina L. Lewis
Courthouse Square, Newton
Phone: 409 379-5527
E-mail: chamber@newton-texas.com
Web: www.newton-texas.com
Event features food, crafts, live entertainment, patriotic parade.
Parade begins at 2 p.m.
Annual, Est. 2001. Held the 2nd Saturday in June.

June 11, 2005
9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Plumeria Sale Clear Lake
Contact: Eulas Stafford
Bay Area Community Center, 5002 NASA Road 1, Seabrook
Phone: 713 946-9175
The Plumeria Society of America, Inc sponsors.

June 11, 2005
Noon
Bowl-a-Thon
Park Central Bowl, 9th Ave., Port Arthur
Phone: 409 833-3860
Event aims to raise money for Junior Achievement and the children of the Golden Triangle. Bowlers receive a chance to win a 2005 VW Beetle for every $100 raised.
Junior Achievement of the Golden Triangle sponsors.

June 11, 2005
3:15 p.m.
The Godfather
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

June 11, 2005
5:30 p.m.
South Texas Wrestling
Munro's Community Room, 301 M.L.K., Beaumont
Web: www.southtexaswrestling.com
Admission: Free admission.
See wrestlers in action such as STW Heavyweight Champ Dax Jones, "Cowboy" Randy Wells, Maniaco, Big Money VEGA$, Venom and many others. Two title belts will be on the line. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with an opening bell of 6:00. Concessions will be availabl

June 11, 2005
7:05 p.m.
Beaumont Drillers vs Corpus Christi Indoor Football
Ford Park Arena, 5115 IH-10 South, Beaumont
Phone: 409 951-5400
Web: www.getdrilled.com
Admission: $10 & $18

June 11, 2005
7:30 p.m.
The Godfather – Part II
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

June 11, 2005
8:30 - 10:30 p.m. weather permitting
Nighttime Alligator Count and Marsh Tour
Contact: Jim Sutherlin
J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area, 10 Parks & Wildlife Dr., Port Arthur 77640
Phone: 409 736- 2551 ext. 23 or 25. 409 736-2551
Web: www.tpwd.state.tx.us/wma/find_a_wma/list/?id=40
Admission: Annual Public Hunting Permit or Limited Public Use Permit and reservations required.
Let's go spotlighting. Take a boat trip down five miles of the best alligator habitat in Texas and census the alligators the same way we do.

June 11, 2005
June 11 - 12
Big Sam Boating and Fishing Expo & Duke Energy Open Crappie Tournament
Contact: Gerri Lawing
Lake Sam Rayburn
Phone: 409 383-6120
Web: www.fishingworld.com/SamRayburnPavilion
Event held in conjunction with the National Boating and Fishing Week. Event features the new Umphrey Family Pavilion, which will serve as a convention center for fishing tournaments and more. All proceeds from the expo go toward maintaining the building,
The Lake Sam Rayburn Pavilion Association partnered with Duke Energy’s Open Crappie Tournament on Saturday, June 11. The Crappie Tournament is a fund-raising event for local charities, including C.A.S.T. for Kids, and is a family event. The tournament fea
There will be plenty for everyone to do including exhibits and music throughout the day.
Jasper / Lake Sam Rayburn Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors.

Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Many organized bass tournaments take place on Lake Sam Rayburn.


June 11, 2005
Bringin' Back Memories Car Show
Contact: Bill Linker
Crockett Street Entertainment District, Beaumont
Phone: 409 838-2508
Admission: Early Registration fee is $20, by mail, and $25, day of show.
Open car show. First, second & third place awards in 10 different classes, along with at least seven other special awards. First 50 entries receive a dash plaque & goody bag. DJ, 50/50 pot, lots of door prizes. Early Registration fee is $20, by mail, an
The Best Years Senior Center of Beaumont sponsors.
Annual, Est. 2004.

June 11, 2005
Crosby Fair and Rodeo continues
Entertainment features Jon Wolfe and Dierks Bentley.

June 11, 2005
Jun 11 - 12, 2005
Dog Days of Summer Baseball Tournament
Adriene Tanamachi, Ford Park marketing manager
Ford Fields, 5115 IH-10 S., Beaumont
Phone: 409 951-5400
E-mail: atanamachi@fordparktx.com
Web: www.fordparktx.com

June 11, 2005
World Bowl XIII
Düsseldorf, Germany.
Web: www.nfl.com

June 12, 2005
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June 12, 2005
Big Sam Boating and Fishing Expo continues

June 12, 2005
Dog Days of Summer Baseball Tournament continues

June 12, 2005
Independence Day in the Philippines
Annual. Same date each year.

June 12, 2005
Republic Day in the Commonwealth of Independent States
Annual. Same date each year.

June 13, 2005
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June 13, 2005
Basketball camp
Silsbee High School, 415 West Avenue N., Silsbee
Phone: 409 385-5574, ext. 123, 409 893-5392 or 409 866-4810
Admission: $75 per person with discounts available.
Camp is for boys and girls ages 5-14.

June 14, 2005
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June 14, 2005
Flag Day
U.S.A.
Annual. Same date each year.

June 15, 2005
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June 15, 2005
NFL Free agent deadline
Contact: National Football League
Web: www.nfl.com
Deadline for old clubs to withdraw original qualifying offer to unsigned restricted free agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting tender of 110 percent of previous year's salary.
Annual.

June 16, 2005
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June 16, 2005
Soweto Day
U.N. member nations observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

June 17, 2005
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June 17, 2005
June 16 - 17. Starts at 2 p.m.
Juneteenth Hip-Hop Celebration
KZWA-FM, Vibe 1053
Lake Charles Civic Center, Lake Charles, La.
Phone: 337 491-9955
Food, drinks, arts and craft vendors 2-4 p.m. - KZWA work the runway fashion extreme "Hip-Hop Wear, Athletic Wear, Formal Wear and more." 4:30 p.m. - BBQ cook out featuring the hottest BBQ chef's in Louisiana and Texas 7 p.m. - Scarface Concert with Lil W

June 17, 2005
5:30 p.m.
Opening Reception for "Revelations & Reflections of American Self-Taught Artists"
Contact: Janna Fulbright
Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET), 500 Main, downtown Beaumont
Phone: 409-832-3432
E-mail: info@amset.org
Web: www.amset.org
Admission: Reception is free, $25 dinner (with reservation).
Spirituality is represented as a central theme in art by both well-known and up-and-coming artists.
Exhibit continues June 18 - Aug. 14, 2005. Regular hours: M-F: 9am-5pm, Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: Noon-5pm, closed major holidays

June 17, 2005
6 p.m.
Juneteenth Celebration
Jefferson Theatre, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-5483 x1
Admission: Tickets are $50 for reception (6 p.m.) and screening (7:30 p.m.). Screening only is $15.
One Church One Child will honor the 25th Anniversary of the national nonprofit organization by the same name. Founded by Father George Clements, the organization recruits, trains and support families and individuals who desire to adopt or foster children.
Event will also feature a golf tournament earlier in the day at The Brentwood Country Club, 4201 South Major, Beaumont.

Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

The Rev. George Clements (left) and Louis Gossett Jr. (right) applaud a speaker during a press conference at the Hotel Elegante in Beaumont Thursday, June 16, 2004. They are in town in honor of the One Church One Child 25th anniversary. Planned events of the "Juneteenth Celebration" include a movie viewing of "The Father Clements Story," which stars Gossett, and a golf tournament.

June 17, 2005
6:30 p.m.
Juneteenth Celebration pageant and banquet
Contact: Dr. Willie Brown
Mt. Olive Missionary Church, Jasper
Phone: 409 383-5461
Web: www.jaspercoc.org
Sen. Alma Allen is the guest speaker.

June 17, 2005
June 17 - 18 at 7 p.m.
"The French Runaway Bride" Dinner Theater
Contact: Darlene Chodzinski or any staff member
Heritage Hall, 2985 French Road (next door to the John Jay French Museum)
Phone: 409 898-0348
E-mail: jjfrench@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.jjfrench.com
Admission: cost is $35 per person, which includes appetizers, drinks, a full dinner and the play. Ample parking is available. Reservations required. Proceeds benefit Heritage Society educational programs.
An historical fiction comedy of errors, the play includes audience participation and a meal.
French Trading Post Players present.

June 17, 2005
7:05 p.m.
Beaumont Drillers vs Montgomery Maulers Indoor Football
Ford Park Arena, 5115 IH-10 South, Beaumont
Phone: 409 951-5400
Web: www.getdrilled.com
Admission: $10 & $18

June 17, 2005
June 17 - 19, 2005
AFA Region 2 Tournament
Adriene Tanamachi, Ford Park marketing manager
Ford Fields, 5115 IH-10 S., Beaumont
Phone: 409 951-5400
E-mail: atanamachi@fordparktx.com
Web: www.fordparktx.com

June 17, 2005
June 17 - 19
East Texas Chopper Guys Motorcycle Rally
Contact: Bubbles
Sawmill Town USA Motorcycle Campground, 2 miles West of Newton on Hwy 190
Phone: 409 379-3851
E-mail: sawmilltownusa@inu.net
Web: www.newton-texas.com/special_announcements/index.htm
Admission: $25 per person, children under 12 are free. Run pins for the first 300 registrations. $5 discount for members of TMRA2, TMRA, AMA, ABATE or anyone riding a Cushman Motorscooter. Benefits the Texas Motorcycle Rights Association.
Event features food, relaxation, entertainment, events and some cool choppers. Event also features a bike show on the Historic Newton County Courthouse Square. Newton is proud to be "Biker Friendly" and welcomes all bikers and guests for this annual even
"DJ Doc provides music all weekend. Bert Wills performs Saturday night. 1st Bike Out at 9 a.m. Bike Show at noon on Saturday hosted by Skip Gipson, a noted painter and fabricator. Games start at 2 p.m. in Sawmill Town with trophies and prizes.
Annual, Est. 2000

June 18, 2005
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June 18, 2005
8 a.m.
Giant Garage Sale
Contact: Janice Stewart
Robert A. Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 985-8801
E-mail: civiccenter@portarthur.net
Web site: www.portarthurtexas.com

June 18, 2005
9 a.m.
Babineaux Family Foundation Golf Tournament
Contact: Eric Amsted, EO Sports Management
Palms at Pleasure Island, 1901 T. B. Ellison Pkwy., Port Arthur
Phone: 409 984-5000 or 281 898-1898
E-mail: eosports2@yahoo.com
Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Breakfast and lunch is served. Event features a silent auction which includes items from sponsors and signed footballs, a signed jersey, signed hats and an all expense paid trip to Seattle to see the Atlanta Falcons vs. Seattle Sea
The deadline for registration is June 10, 2005.
The Babineaux Family Foundation sponsors.
Annual, Est. 2005.

June 18, 2005
5 p.m.
Charlotte's Web (animated)
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

June 18, 2005
6 p.m.
Bill Pickett International Rodeo
Contact: Lu Vason, Producer
Fairpark Coliseum, Beaumont Fairgrounds on Gulf Street, Beaumont
Phone: 303 373-1246
E-mail: luvason@billpickettrodeo.com
Web: billpickettrodeo.com
Admission: $8 for adults and $5 for children.
The rodeo is named for the cowboy who invented the art of bulldogging.
See related story.
Annual tour, Est 1985

Tyree Kossie rides a bull during the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo 2005 at Fairpark Coliseum in Beaumont on Saturday, June 18, 2005. The rodeo also included a Juneteenth trail ride and zydeco dance.

Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise


June 18, 2005
7:30 p.m.
The Wizard of Oz
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

June 18, 2005
AFA Region 2 Tournament continues

June 18, 2005
Juneteenth Blow Out
Riverfront Park, 701 Main Street, Beaumont (behind the Beaumont Civic Center)
Phone: 409 880-3163 Ext. 3163, 800 392-4401 or 409 880-3749
E-mail: rleverett@ci.beaumont.tx.us
Web site: www.beaumontcvb.com
Annual.

Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Ironesha Harrison, 10, (left) points out something to her mother Elizabeth Harrison of Beaumont (right) during the Juneteenth Blow Out at Riverfront Park in downtown Beaumont Saturday, June 18, 2005. Elizabeth Harrison said the event was their traditional first day out of the summer, and they like to match their clothes for the event.


June 18, 2005
Juneteenth Celebration
Contact: Dr. Willie Brown
Sandy Creek Park, Jasper
Phone: 409 383-5461
Web: www.jaspercoc.org
Event features activities for the whole family. There's a parade, arts and crafts, health issue and diversity training, bingo, dominos, fishing, music, and food. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. A fireworks caps the day.

June 19, 2005
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June 19, 2005
Father's Day
Send a free e-card from Hallmark.
Annual, celebrated the 3rd Sunday in June.

June 19, 2005
Juneteenth / Emancipation Day (Texas)
State holiday in Texas.
Emancipation Celebration: Juneteenth Activities
Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves January 1, 1863.
Unfortunately, Texas slaves were still hard at work in the fields over two years later when Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston to spread the news.
This event is celebrated annually with pageants, parades, carnivals and sporting events.
Annual. Same date each year.

June 19, 2005
8 a.m.
T-Gator Triathlon Series
Contact: Lake Charles Triathletes, Inc.
Sam Houston Jones State Park, Lake Charles, La.
Phone: 337 433-9266
Web: www.lakecharlestriathletes.com
Admission: $20 for advanced registration, $25 on race day.
Tri #2: 500m swim/13 mile bike/2 mile run

June 19, 2005
Noon
BBQ Chicken for Youth Ministry
Parking lot of St. Pius X Church, corner of Lucas and Bigner Rd.
Phone: 409 892-3316
St. Pius X Youth Ministry will be selling whole BBQ Chicken-hot off the pit. The "tasty bird" will cost $7 and can only be purchased by ticket no later than Sunday, June 19, after 11:00 am Mass or through the parish office. All proceeds will help provide

June 19, 2005
AFA Region 2 Tournament continues

June 19, 2005
Juneteenth Celebration
Downtown area, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 983-6944
Family, community and cultural celebration. Event includes pageants, art, exhibits, lectures, parade, park activities and church services.
Annual.

June 20, 2005
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June 20, 2005
Flag Day in Argentina
Annual. Same date each year.

June 20, 2005
June 20 - 24
Lamar Summer Theatre Camp
Contact: Camp Director Randall Wheatley
Lamar University, Beaumont.
Phone: 409 880-8154
The camp is for all junior high and high school students. The focus of the camp is both instruction and performance. All classes are taught by Lamar University Theatre faculty and staff. Students can learn and play with theatre professional. The deadline
Lamar Theatre presents.

June 21, 2005
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June 21, 2005
Litha / Midsummer
First day of summer.
Annual. Date changes each year based on solstice.

June 22, 2005
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June 23, 2005
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June 23, 2005
June 23 - 26 at 7:30 p.m. each night, weekend matinees at 2:30 p.m.
"101 Dalmatians for Kids" theater program
Contact: Bobby Summers
Lamar Lecture Hall, 1700 Lakeshore Drive, Lamar-Port Arthur campus.
Phone: 409 984-6111
E-mail: Bobby.Summers@lamarpa.edu
Admission: Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 senior citizens and students, and $5 for pre-kindergarten children. Reservations requested.
More than 60 young thespians (ages 4 to 15) attended the combined Lamar State College-Port Arthur and Port Arthur Little Theatre "Little Seahawks" Theater Camp and will present the musical.

June 24, 2005
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June 24, 2005
10 a.m. to noon
Enviro-Kids summer camp
Contact: Shannon Leigh Harris
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
Phone: (409) 984-6444 or (409) 984-6453.
E-mail: Shannon.Harris@lamarpa.edu
Web: museum.lamarpa.edu/enviro-kids.html
Admission: Free program for 3rd, 4th and 5th-grade students in the Port Arthur ISD.
Enviro-Kids fish at Walter Umphrey State Park.
The programs goal is to expose the students to the outdoors in an effort to develop an appreciation for nature and an awareness of stewardship.
Port Arthur Historical Society sponsors.

June 24, 2005
7 p.m.
The Four Tops
Julie Rogers Theatre, 801 Pearl St, Beaumont
Phone: 409 838-3435 ext. 1
Web: www.beaumont-tx-complex.com
Admission: Reserved seating are $55, $45, $40. Doors open at 7 p.m.

June 24, 2005
7:30 p.m.
The Exorcist (director's cut)
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

June 24, 2005
June 24 - 25
"Whispers in the Wind" program
Heritage Village Museum, U.S. Hwy. 190 W., Woodville 75979
Phone: 409 283-2272 or 800-323-0389 (reservations)
E-mail: info@heritage-village.org
Web: www.heritage-village.org
Admission: $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12
Last two weekends in June. This is an original Outdoor historical drama performed in the middle of the Village. The cast includes Tyler County residents who recreate the story of pioneer East Texas.

June 24, 2005
June 24 - July 3
American Jr. Brahman Association Show
Adriene Tanamachi, Ford Park marketing manager
Ag Barns, Ford Park, 5115 IH-10 S., Beaumont
Phone: 409 951-5400
E-mail: atanamachi@fordparktx.com
Web: www.fordparktx.com

June 24, 2005
Daisy Duke Look-Alike Contest
Wild Bill's, 4120 College St., Beaumont 77707
Phone: 409 840-4449
E-mail: wildbills@gt.rr.com
Web: www.wildbillsbmt.com
Admission: $5 cover for 21 and up. Show is for 18 and up.
Contest winner gets $1,000 in cash and prizes. Contest continues each Friday.

June 24, 2005
St. Jean Day
Quebec
Annual. Same date each year

June 25, 2005
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June 25, 2005
June 25 - 26 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Allbreed & Household Pet Cat Show
Contact: Mark Pennington
VFW Hall Highway 87 North (one mile from I-10), Orange
Phone: 281 461-3516
E-mail: mystre@houston.rr.com
Admission: Adults are $6; Children (6 thru 12) are $4; Children 5 & under are free. Sr. Citizens (older than 60 are $4. Bring a can of cat food to be given to a local Shelter and receive $1 discount.
Orange Blossom Cat Club sponsors.
Annual, Est 2005.

June 25, 2005
9 a.m.
National Best of Photojournalism Day and awards program
Contact: San Antonio chairperson Anita Baca of the San Antonio Express-News
Crowne Plaza Hotel, downtown San Antonio
E-mail: abaca@express-news.net
Web: www.nppa.org
Admission: Online registration for the full event is $75 (professional members), $95 (non-members), $45 (stud
The day includes educational workshops, speakers, break-out workshops, and a BOP awards dinner.
Educational workshop speakers scheduled to appear include Jim Gehrz, Corky Scholl, Doug Burgess, Scott Mc Kiernan, and a presentation by Eric Kehe. Other speakers include Brian Weister, Andrea Bruce Woodall, Santiago Lyon and Greg Smith.
The BOP awards banquet starts Saturday at 7 p.m.

June 25, 2005
June 25 - 27, 2005 at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
USSSA 11U State Baseball Tournament
Morgan Walker, tournament director, or Adriene Tanamachi, Ford Park marketing manager
Ford Fields, 5115 IH-10 S., Beaumont
Phone: 409 951-5400
E-mail: atanamachi@fordparktx.com
Web: www.fordparktx.com
Admission: $3 for adults; $1 for kids 2-12 & seniors. Kids under 2 are free.
United States Specialty Sports Association 11U State Baseball Tournament features around 40 teams of kids 11 and under coming from across Texas. All but one registered team will travel into the area for the games.

June 25, 2005
1 p.m.
RockFest '77 concert and movie filming
Lamar University Stadium, Beaumont
E-mail: info@eventsnow.com
Web: www.eventsnow.com
Admission: $15 (includes taxes, facility and parking fees). To be a movie extra you must dress in 1970s attire.
Event features performances by tribute bands: Satisfaction (Rolling Stones), Hell’s Bells (AC-DC), Zoso (Led Zeppelin), and Us and Them (Pink Floyd). They will recreate the stadium tours of 1977 as well as perform material from later years. All audience m

June 25, 2005
2 - 3 p.m. checkin
Texas Redfish Tournament Series
Contact: Scot Simmons
West Bay Marina21706 Burnet Street (6019 Sea Isle), Galveston (Venue changed from Bolivar Peninisula due to TXDOT ferry concerns.)
Phone: 210 385-3333 , Marina 409 737-3636
E-mail: office@redfishseries.com
Web: www.redfishseries.com
Admission: $30 per team member.
Series features one-day tournaments, two-person teams, artificial lures only, wade-fishing allowed, live weigh-in and release, more than $90K in prizes in 2005, payout to 20 percent of the field. Championship held at end of series.

June 25, 2005
4 p.m.
The Exorcist (director's cut)
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

June 25, 2005
7:05 p.m.
Beaumont Drillers at Odessa Indoor Football

June 25, 2005
7:30 p.m.
The Shining
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

June 25, 2005
Gulf Coast Jam postponed to 9/3/05

June 25, 2005
Johnny Winter Concert
Robert A. Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 985-8801

June 26, 2005
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June 26, 2005
Allbreed & Household Pet Cat Show continues

June 26, 2005
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
USSSA 11U State Baseball Tournament continues

June 27, 2005
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June 27, 2005
10 a.m. to noon
Enviro-Kids summer camp
Contact: Shannon Leigh Harris
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
Phone: (409) 984-6444 or (409) 984-6453.
E-mail: Shannon.Harris@lamarpa.edu
Web: museum.lamarpa.edu/enviro-kids.html
Admission: Free program for 3rd, 4th and 5th-grade students in the Port Arthur ISD.
Enviro-Kids take a nature hike at Village Creek State Park
The programs goal is to expose the students to the outdoors in an effort to develop an appreciation for nature and an awareness of stewardship.
Port Arthur Historical Society sponsors.

June 27, 2005
June 27 - July 1
Fire Safety Summer Camp
Fire Museum of Texas, 400 Walnut, Beaumont
Phone: 409 880-3927
E-mail: firemuseum@ci.beaumont.tx.us
Web: www.firemuseumoftexas.org
Camp is for 4-6 year olds
Beaumont Professional Firefighters Local #399 sponsors.

June 27, 2005
10 a.m.
USSSA 11U State Baseball Tournament continues
Championship games at noon.

June 28, 2005
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June 28, 2005
10 a.m. to noon
Enviro-Kids summer camp
Contact: Shannon Leigh Harris
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
Phone: (409) 984-6444 or (409) 984-6453.
E-mail: Shannon.Harris@lamarpa.edu
Web: museum.lamarpa.edu/enviro-kids.html
Admission: Free program for 3rd, 4th and 5th-grade students in the Port Arthur ISD.
Enviro-Kids climb rocks at the Museum of the Gulf Coast
The programs goal is to expose the students to the outdoors in an effort to develop an appreciation for nature and an awareness of stewardship.
Port Arthur Historical Society sponsors.

June 29, 2005
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June 29, 2005
Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Italy, Peru, Spain, Vatican City, and Venezuela observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

June 30, 2005
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June 30, 2005
10 a.m. to noon
Enviro-Kids summer camp
Contact: Shannon Leigh Harris
Lamar State College - Port Arthur
Phone: (409) 984-6444 or (409) 984-6453.
E-mail: Shannon.Harris@lamarpa.edu
Web: museum.lamarpa.edu/enviro-kids.html
Admission: Free program for 3rd, 4th and 5th-grade students in the Port Arthur ISD.
Enviro-Kids sail at Port Arthur Yacht Club.
The programs goal is to expose the students to the outdoors in an effort to develop an appreciation for nature and an awareness of stewardship.
Port Arthur Historical Society sponsors.

June 30, 2005
Chris Johnson & Cheap Whiskey concert
Wild Bill's, 4120 College St., Beaumont 77707
Phone: 409 840-4449
E-mail: wildbills@gt.rr.com
Web: www.wildbillsbmt.com
Admission: $5 cover for 21 and up. Show is for 18 and up.