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August 01, 2005
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Monday

August 01, 2005
Football: Issue equipment, begin conditioning
Contact: Bonnie Northcutt
University Interscholastic League (UIL), location TBD locally
Phone: 512 471-5883
E-mail: uiladmin@uts.cc.utexas.edu
Web: www.uil.utexas.edu/admin/odd-even_cal.html
No contact equipment except helmets, no contact activities - 4A & 5A (if no spring training), 6-man, 1A, 2A and 3A schools.

August 01, 2005
Volleyball: Issue equipment & conduct workouts
Contact: Bonnie Northcutt
University Interscholastic League (UIL), location TBD locally
Phone: 512 471-5883
E-mail: uiladmin@uts.cc.utexas.edu
Web: www.uil.utexas.edu/admin/odd-even_cal.html
All conferences.

August 01, 2005
3 to 5 p.m.
Nederland Art Guild Meeting members only show entries accepted
Contact: Doris Webb
Texas Art Museum, 3501 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur TX
Phone: 409 729-2628, or 409 722-2950
E-mail: We4Dor@aol.com
Web: www.lonestarartguild.org/NAG_homepage.html
Annual dues are $10 per adult, $15 per couple or $5 per student.
(closed show/members only, but anyone can join to enter)
Enter painting on Aug. 1, 2005 from

August 01, 2005
Air Force Day
Annual. Same date each year.

August 01, 2005
Discovery Day in Trinidad and Tobago
Annual. Celebrated on first Monday of August.

August 01, 2005
Aug. 1 - 4
Lamar Cardinals Basketball Camp
Contact: Sharon
Phone: 409 880-8301
E-mail: Marrssb@hal.lamar.edu
Admission: $175 per child (ages 7 - 18).

August 01, 2005
Lammas / Lughnasadh
England observes.
Harvest & thanksgiving
Annual. Same date each year.

August 01, 2005
National Day in Switzerland
Annual. Same date each year.

August 02, 2005
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Tuesday

August 02, 2005
Aug. 2 - 4 at 7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
New Teacher Orientation, "Celebrating Our Diversity"
Memorial High School cafeteria, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 989-6222
Web site: www.paisd.org
Admission: New PAISD teachers are welcomed and asked to attend.
All orientations take place in the Memorial High School cafeteria.
Lunch provided by the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. Teachers have lunch on their own on Wed. and Thur. Breakfast will be served each day at 7:30 a.m.
Topics of discussion during the three-day orientation include insurance, benefits, professional development and appraisal system training.
Annual.

August 02, 2005
about 5 p.m.
National Night Out Against Crime
In neighborhoods across the U.S.
By turning on their porch lights, locking their doors, and getting out to meet their neighbors, they are joining hearts and minds with others, to say “No way, NOT in my neighborhood.”
Annual, 1st Tues. in Aug. Est. 1984.

August 02, 2005
Independence Day in Jamaica
Annual. Celebrated on first Tuesday of August.

August 02, 2005
Lamar Cardinals Basketball Camp continues

August 03, 2005
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Wednesday

August 03, 2005
1 to 6 p.m.
CCHC Blood Drive
Carlito's restaurant, 890 Amarillo, Beaumont
Phone: 409 839-8011 or 409 866-4140
CCHC requests all area residents and businesses to participate. Refreshments and goody bags are distributed to blood doners.
The Concerned Citizens for the Hispanic Community (CCHC) holds in conjunction with Lifeshare Blood Center. Drive benefits the Hispanic Community in Beaumont.

August 03, 2005
Lamar Cardinals Basketball Camp continues

August 04, 2005
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Thursday

August 04, 2005
9:30 to 11 a.m.
HiSTORYtime pre-K program
Contact: Shannon Leigh Harris
The Museum of the Gulf Coast, 700 Proctor St, Port Arthur TX 77640
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 04, 2005
5 to 7 p.m.
PN-G Chamber of Commerce Business Expo
Port Neches - Groves High School cafeteria
Phone: 409 722-4023, 409 722-9154 or 409 962-3631
E-mail: pncoc@swbell.net
Web site: www.portnecheschamber.com
Admission: Registration fee is $25.
Exhibitors will provide information about their businesses and their products during the event.
Annual*. Est. 2005.

August 04, 2005
Coast Guard Day
Annual. Same date each year.

© Mark M. Hancock

A U.S. Coast Guard vessel escorts Texas Department of Transportation ferries across Galveston Bay on Monday, July 25, 2005. The escorts were part of stepped-up Homeland Security efforts to make a visible show of force at vulnerable targets within the United States.


August 04, 2005
Lamar Cardinals Basketball Camp continues

August 05, 2005
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Friday

August 05, 2005
Aug. 5 - 7
Tax-free weekend for back-to-school items
Texas shoppers get a break from state and local sales taxes during the state's tax holiday. Lay-away plans can be used again this year to take advantage of the sales tax holiday.
The law exempts most clothing and footwear priced under $100 from sales and use taxes for this weekend. The tax exemptions could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.
Annual. Est. 1999. Occurs the 1st weekend in Aug. each year.

August 05, 2005
Sister's Day
Send a free e-card from Hallmark.
Annual.

August 05, 2005
Football: First day contact activities permitted
Contact: Bonnie Northcutt
University Interscholastic League (UIL), location TBD locally
Phone: 512 471-5883
E-mail: uiladmin@uts.cc.utexas.edu
Web: www.uil.utexas.edu/admin/odd-even_cal.html
4A & 5A (if no spring training), 6-man, 1A, 2A and 3A schools.

August 05, 2005
Volleyball: First day for scrimmages
Contact: Bonnie Northcutt
University Interscholastic League (UIL), location TBD locally
Phone: 512 471-5883
E-mail: uiladmin@uts.cc.utexas.edu
Web: www.uil.utexas.edu/admin/odd-even_cal.html
All conferences.

August 05, 2005
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
QPR Training for Suicide Prevention
Contact: Patty Williams
Minnie Rogers Juvenile Justice Center, 5326 Highway 69 South, Beaumont TX 77705
Phone: 409 790-1595
E-mail: mentalhealthcg@hotmail.com
Web: www.rapesuicidebeaumont.org
Admission: $5 per person. Registration required.
Learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope and know how to get help and save a life through the Question, Persuade and Refer process.

August 05, 2005
7:30 p.m.
"West Side Story" classic movie series
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

August 05, 2005
Aug. 5 - Sept. 1
Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins
Learn more
Annual. Same dates each year based on the druidic lunar calendar.

August 05, 2005
August 5 - 7
Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
Contact: Felix S. Martinez
Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main Street, Beaumont TX 77701
Phone: 409 838-3435 or 713 817-1914
E-mail: felixm1914@netzero.net
The theme for the 2005 Jehovah's Witness Convention is "Obedience to God." The educational conference is open to the general public. Each weekend a different group of people from various locations will attend.

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 05, 2005
Aug. 5 - 7
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
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Saturday

August 06, 2005
Tax-free weekend continues

August 06, 2005
6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wish'n I Was Fish'n Family Series Tournament
Contact: Robert Beam
Frontier Park, Miliam, TX
318 315-0872
E-mail: tackletoledobend@yahoo.com
Web: www.tackletoledobend.com
Some of the proceeds are donated to "Get Hooked on Fishing not Drugs." Come fish and compete in many categories. Boat anglers compete together as do bank anglers.
Divisions include bass, bream, white perch, catfish and multi-species. There will also be night divisions and Big Fish Side Pots that pay cash for the big fish.
Be at the weigh station no later than 6:15 p.m. Sunday’s fishing ends at 3 pm. Night fishing kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday night and ends 6 a.m. Sunday morning.
There will lots of cash giveaways, weekend getaways, gift certificates and much more from our generous Toledo Bend Sponsors. Kids can participate in games, contests and face painting.
Pendleton Harbor Volunteer Fire Department will provide concessions.

Toledo Bend Media Presents.

August 06, 2005
9 to 11 a.m.
Kirby Trail Hike
Contact: Big Thicket
Big Thicket National Preserve, Highway 69 and FM 420, Kountze, TX
Phone: 409 951-6725
Web: www.nps.gov/bith/
Visit four distinct plant communities with a park ranger. This 1.7 mile easy walk provides a good look at the biodiversity for which the Big Thicket is famous.
Meet at the Kirby Nature Trail, eight miles north of Kountze on U.S. 69 and two miles east on FM 420.

August 06, 2005
9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Seminar for Port Arthur ISD parents and community
Central Mall, Port Arthur (inside the mall's former GAP clothing store near the Target Penny end)
Phone: 409 989-6222
Web site: www.paisd.org
PAISD parents and community "We're ALL Part of the Education Team" event includes district supervisors conducting rotating mini-sessions to focus on core educational subjects.
The mini-sessions last about 15 minutes each and cover science, social studies, reading, math, special education, bilingual language and health.
School principals are on hand to field questions from the audience during the last three segments of the workshop. All seminars are held at the same location in Central Mall.
Annual. Est. 2004. Held on Saturday before the first day of school.

August 06, 2005
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Awards at Noon
Free Family Arts Day
Contact: Janna Fulbright
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, 500 Main St., Beaumont TX
Phone: 409 832-3432
E-mail: info@amset.org
Web: www.amset.org
Admission: All activities are free, and all art materials are provided. Children are encouraged to bring a shoe to paint as part of the activities.
Awards ceremony for the "It's All About Me!" contest will be distributed at the Free Family Arts Day.

August 06, 2005
3:15 p.m.
"West Side Story" classic movie series
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

August 06, 2005
7:30 p.m.
"Funny Girl" classic movie series
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

August 06, 2005
Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses continues

August 06, 2005
Houston International Jazz Festival continues

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
National Mustard Day
Mount Horeb Mustard Museum
608 437-3986 or 888 765-5929
Mount Horeb Mustard Museum, 109 E. Main St., Mount Horeb
Thousands of visitors celebrate National Mustard Day at the home of the world's largest mustard collection.
Annual. Understood to occur on the 1st Sat. of Aug.

August 06, 2005
OCARC Fishing Tournament continues

August 07, 2005
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Sunday

August 07, 2005
Tax-free weekend continues

August 07, 2005
Friendship Day
Send a free e-card from Hallmark.
Annual. Celebrated on the 1st Sunday in August.

August 07, 2005
2 p.m.
DJ on the Deck
Contact: Allen Flores
East Beach, 1923 Boddeker Dr., Galveston 77550
Phone: 409 762-EAST or 888 425-4753
E-mail: allenflores@hotmail.com
Web: www.galveston.com/eastbeach
Admission: Parking is $7 per vehicle, $14 for oversize vehicles.
Drinking is legal on East Beach. East Beach has a pavilion, restrooms, showers, food, video games and gifts. Chairs and umbrellas are available for rent on weekends May thru August. Park hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The patio beach bar/band scene is open on weekend afternoons May thru August.
Sunday Band on the Sand at 2 p.m.

August 07, 2005
Canadian civic holiday
Canada
Annual. Same date each year.

August 07, 2005
Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses continues

August 07, 2005
Houston International Jazz Festival continues

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

August 07, 2005
OCARC Fishing Tournament continues

August 08, 2005
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August 08, 2005
2:35 a.m. CDT
Space shuttle Discovery returns to Earth
Web: www.nasa.gov
Payload bay door closing at 12:55 a.m., Deorbit burn at 2:35 a.m., Kennedy Space Center Landing at 3:37 a.m., Post-Landing News Conference at 4 a.m. (all times Central Daylight Savings Time).

August 08, 2005
Football: Issue equipment; begin conditioning
Contact: Bonnie Northcutt
University Interscholastic League (UIL), location TBD locally
Phone: 512 471-5883
E-mail: uiladmin@uts.cc.utexas.edu
Web: www.uil.utexas.edu/admin/odd-even_cal.html
No contact equipment except helmets; no contact activities - 4A & 5A schools.

August 08, 2005
Volleyball: First day for matches
Contact: Bonnie Northcutt
University Interscholastic League (UIL), location TBD locally
Phone: 512 471-5883
E-mail: uiladmin@uts.cc.utexas.edu
Web: www.uil.utexas.edu/admin/odd-even_cal.html
All conferences.

August 08, 2005
8 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Port Arthur ISD Convocation 2005
Held at different locations (see below).
Phone: 409 989-6222
Web site: www.paisd.org
Willis R. Mackey, PAISD superintendent of schools and key leaders in the district presents special sessions highlighting each employee's role in helping to bring the district to its full potential.
Employee door prizes and several education-related exhibits are located at the convocation sites. All employees are to report to their regular work sites at their regular scheduled times, except for the time they are in the convocation related to their ar
The schedule is as follows: 8 a.m. - elementary school employees - Franklin Auditorium, 10:30 a.m. - middle school employees - Edison Auditorium, 1 p.m. - high school employees - MHS Auditorium, 3:15 p.m.- all other PAISD employees - MHS Auditorium

August 08, 2005
7 p.m.
Meet and greet U.S. Senate candidate Barbara Ann Radnofsky
Contact: Scott Renick, Young Democrats of Southeast Texas
Pipe Fitters Local 195, 3194 Hwy 69, Beaumont TX
Phone: 409 981-1000
Web: www.radnofsky.com
Meet and greet US Senate candidate Barbara Ann Radnofsky when she comes to Jefferson County. She is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate against Kay Bailey Hutchinson.
Any further questions regarding this event contact the Jefferson County Democratic Party at 409 835-3000.
Texas Young Democrats and the Jefferson County Democratic Party sponsor.

August 09, 2005
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Tuesday

August 09, 2005
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
2005 Casa Ole' Breakfast
Casa Ole', Central Mall location, Nederland
Phone: 409 724-2391
Admission: Tickets are $10.
The Nederland Educational Foundation sponsors the fund raiser.

August 09, 2005
10 a.m.
Azalea Garden Club of Vidor planning meeting
Contact: Margie Brown
Lanny & Margie Brown's home, 1685 Redbud, Vidor TX
Phone: 409 768-1190
E-mail: msb1685@aol.com
Members of the Azalea Garden Club of Vidor hold a planning meeting.

August 09, 2005
6 p.m.
Public meeting to discuss waterfront development
Hebert Public Library, 2025 Merriman Street, Port Neches TX
Phone: 409 727-2181
Admission: Free. Public invited.
The public meeting will discuss the City of Kemah's experience with waterfront development. Kemah mayor Greg Collins and city manager Bill Kerber will talk about Kemah's project and answer questions.

August 09, 2005
7 to 9 p.m.
Adult Student Seminar and Open House at Lamar
Contact: Lisa Cowart
Cardinal Club Room, Montagne Center (4400 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway), Lamar University, Beaumont
Phone: 409 880-7989
E-mail: Lisa.Cowart@Lamar.edu
Web: www.lamar.edu
Admission: Free.
The event informs adult students of the benefits and flexible programs to start or complete bachelor's degree at Lamar Univeristy.
The open house includes presentations by academic advisors over the four most popular degree plans for adult students, admissions representatives, financial aid representatives, and the veteran's affairs coordinator. All information will be available in

August 09, 2005
National Day in Singapore
Annual. Same date each year.

August 10, 2005
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Wednesday

August 10, 2005
Independence Day in Ecuador
Annual. Same date each year.

August 10, 2005
School begins: Bridge City ISD
Web site: www.esc5.net/bcisd/

August 11, 2005
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Thursday

August 11, 2005
First day of school in Port Arthur ISD
Phone: 409 989-6222
Web site: www.paisd.org

August 11, 2005
9:30 to 11 a.m.
HiSTORYtime pre-K program
Contact: Shannon Leigh Harris
The Museum of the Gulf Coast, 700 Proctor St, Port Arthur TX 77640
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 11, 2005
Aug. 11 - 13 and 18 - 20, 2005
"Aida" performance
Contact: Orange Community Players
708 W. Division St., Orange TX 77631-0442
Phone: 409 882-9137
Web: www.ocplayers.org
Admission: Ticket prices for musicals are $15 per adult and $8 per student. Ticket prices for plays are $12 per adult and $5 per student.

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

August 12, 2005
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Friday

August 12, 2005
Football: First day 4A and 5A contact activities permitted
Contact: Bonnie Northcutt
University Interscholastic League (UIL), location TBD locally
Phone: 512 471-5883
E-mail: uiladmin@uts.cc.utexas.edu
Web: www.uil.utexas.edu/admin/odd-even_cal.html

August 12, 2005
11:45 a.m.
Steppin' Out In Style luncheon program
Contact: Donna Brown
Holiday Inn Park Central, 2929 Jimmy Johnson Blvd. at Hwy. 69, Port Arthur
Phone: 409 722-0951
E-mail:
Admission: $11. Reservations required by Aug. 10.
The program includes a style show by Stein Mart of Beaumont. Music is provided by Mark Frusha of Beaumont. Guest speaker is Drucy Hardesty from Lake Charles. Drucy is a Walgreen's pharmacist and was formerly in pharmaceutical sales.
Port Arthur Christian Women's Club sponsors.

August 12, 2005
7 p.m.
Bare Knuckle Ranch Rodeo & Queen’s Contest
Contact: Samye Johnson, San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce
San Augustine Youth Expo Arena, San Augustine TX
Phone: 936 275-3610
E-mail: info@sanaugustinetx.com
Web: www.sanaugustinetx.com
Admission: $6 per adult, $3 per child ages 2 to 11, children under 2 admitted free.
Ranch Rodeo events include: branding, mugging and pasture roping. Four court saddles, valued at $1,200 each, will be presented to each member of the first place team. Rodeo Events start at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.
The 2005 Miss Rodeo San Augustine County Pageant (Queen’s Contest) will also take place.
San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce and the San Augustine County Go Texans sponsor.
Annual. Est. 1975

August 12, 2005
7:30 p.m.
"Scarface" classic movie series
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

August 12, 2005
August 12 - 14
Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
Contact: Felix S. Martinez
Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main Street, Beaumont TX 77701
Phone: 409 838-3435 or 713 817-1914
E-mail: felixm1914@netzero.net
The theme for the 2005 Jehovah's Witness Convention is "Obedience to God." The educational conference is open to the general public. Each weekend a different group of people from various locations will attend.

August 12, 2005
Aug. 12 - 14
The Beaumont Cruise - Texas Style Hot Summer Nites Festival
Contact: Johnnie Andrus or Jeanie
The Pig Stand and CarQuest
Phone: 409 769-7599 or 409 769-0877
Web: www.11thstreetcruise.com
Car show divisions include open, pre-1973, cars, trucks, motorcycles and special interest.
Event features cruising and music.
11th Street Cruise and The Beaumont Enterprise sponsor.

Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Auto enthusiasts reflect off the door of a semi-trailer as they mingle before the Texas Style Hot Summer Nites cruise near the Crockett Street Entertainment District in Beaumont on Saturday, August 13, 2005.

August 13, 2005
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Saturday

August 13, 2005
Football: First day for interschool scrimmages
Contact: Bonnie Northcutt
University Interscholastic League (UIL), location TBD locally
Phone: 512 471-5883
E-mail: uiladmin@uts.cc.utexas.edu
Web: www.uil.utexas.edu/admin/odd-even_cal.html
4A & 5A (if no spring training), 6-man, 1A, 2A and 3A schools.

August 13, 2005
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Masonic Lodge Community Family and Friend's Day Picnic
Pride of Beaumont Masonic Lodge No. 291, 3025 South 5th St (at Washington Blvd), Beaumont
Phone: 409 842-2431
Web: www.grandlodgeoftexas.org
Admission: Donations gladly accepted.
Event features plenty of music, food, games, prizes and free school supplies. Bring chairs, ice chests, tents, etc.

August 13, 2005
1 p.m.
George Arnold book signing
Barnes & Noble, 4155 Dowlen Road, Beaumont TX 77706
Phone: 409 898-1111 (location)
E-mail: arnadillo@ctesc.net
Admission: Free.
Texas author of the children's book "Los Gatos of the CIA: Hunt for Fred-X," "Growing Up Simple" and "BestSeller."

August 13, 2005
2 p.m.
Playboy Models Bubblebath Contest
East Beach, 1923 Boddeker Dr., Galveston 77550
Phone: 409 762-EAST or 888 425-4753
E-mail: allenflores@hotmail.com
Web: www.galveston.com/eastbeach
Admission: Parking is $7 per vehicle, $14 for oversize vehicles.
Event includes a free chance to join the models in a hot tub.
Drinking is legal on East Beach. East Beach has a pavilion, restrooms, showers, food, video games and gifts. Chairs and umbrellas are available for rent on weekends May thru August. Park hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The patio beach bar/band scene is open on weekend afternoons May thru August.
DJ on the Deck each Saturday at 2 p.m.

August 13, 2005
3:30 p.m.
"Scarface" classic movie series
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

August 13, 2005
6 to 8 p.m.
Ozzfest and Green Day ticket giveaway
Contact: Kat
KrazyKatz, 103 S. 11th Street, Beaumont TX 77702
Phone: 409 835-5330
E-mail: krazykatz_4u@yahoo.com
Web: www.krazykatz4u.com
Admission: RSVP by phone requested.
"We'll be cooking up some zummo links for our company as well, so ya'll drop in."
Big Dog 106 sponsors.

August 13, 2005
7 p.m.
Outlaw Bull Bash & Queen’s Contest Finals
Contact: Samye Johnson, San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce
San Augustine Youth Expo Arena, San Augustine TX
Phone: 936 275-3610
E-mail: info@sanaugustinetx.com
Web: www.sanaugustinetx.com
Admission: $8 per adult, $2 per children ages 2 to 11, children under 2 admitted free.
Lufkin Ranch & Rodeo Company, Ltd. brings Championship Bulls vs. “Real Deal” Cowboys to the San Augustine Youth Expo Arena. Rodeo Events start at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.
The 2005 Miss Rodeo San Augustine County Pageant (Queen’s Contest) finals will be an evening highpoint.
San Augustine County Chamber of Commerce and the San Augustine County Go Texans sponsor.
Annual. Est. 1975

August 13, 2005
7:30 p.m.
"Goodfellas" classic movie series
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

August 13, 2005
9 p.m.
Buffalo Blonde with guest Matt Harlan
Contact: Tom Wright
The Vortex, 2530 N. 11th St., Beaumont
Phone: 409 895-4660
Web: www.buffaloblonde.com
Admission: $5 Cover.

© Mark M. Hancock

Buffalo Blonde performs in concert at the Logon C@fe in Beaumont on May 14, 2005.

August 13, 2005
Time TBA
Rally For A Cure Golf Tournament
Contact: Shannon Roberts
The Palms At Pleasure Island Golf Course, Port Arthur
Phone: 281 827-2489
E-mail: ladyfire67@excite.com
Admission: Fees TBA. Confirmation needed by 8/1/05.
Four-person scramble/best ball. Prizes for closest to the pin, 1st & 2nd and longest drive. Bring your own team or we can put you on one. All proceeds go to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
Annual. Est. 2004.

August 13, 2005
Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses continues

August 13, 2005
Texas Style Hot August Nites continues

August 13, 2005
The Beaumont Cruise - Texas Style Hot Summer Nites Festival continues

August 14, 2005
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Sunday

August 14, 2005
1 p.m.
George Arnold book signing
Barnes & Noble, 4155 Dowlen Road, Beaumont TX 77706
Phone: 409 898-1111 (location)
E-mail: arnadillo@ctesc.net
Admission: Free.
Texas author of the children's book "Los Gatos of the CIA: Hunt for Fred-X," "Growing Up Simple" and "BestSeller."

August 14, 2005
2 p.m.
DJ on the Deck
East Beach, 1923 Boddeker Dr., Galveston 77550
Phone: 409 762-EAST or 888 425-4753
E-mail: allenflores@hotmail.com
Web: www.galveston.com/eastbeach
Admission: Parking is $7 per vehicle, $14 for oversize vehicles.
Drinking is legal on East Beach. East Beach has a pavilion, restrooms, showers, food, video games and gifts. Chairs and umbrellas are available for rent on weekends May thru August. Park hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The patio beach bar/band scene is open on weekend afternoons May thru August.
Sunday Band on the Sand at 2 p.m.

August 14, 2005
2 to 4 p.m.
Robert Rauschenberg, "Artist-Citizen: Posters for a Better World" opening reception
Contact: Shannon Leigh Harris
The Museum of the Gulf Coast, 700 Proctor St, Port Arthur TX 77640
Phone: (409) 984-6444 or (409) 984-6453.
E-mail: Shannon.Harris@lamarpa.edu
Web: museum.lamarpa.edu
Admission: Free reception.
Reception features a special guest presentation given by Rauschenberg biographer Mary Lynn Kotz. The show continues Aug. 14 - Oct. 23, 2005.
This is the second venue on a national tour of this exhibition organized for travel by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service. The exhibition focuses on 17 posters designed by Rauschenberg between 1969 and 1996.
Port Arthur Historical Society sponsors.

August 14, 2005
Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses continues

August 14, 2005
Independence Day in Pakistan
Annual. Same date each year.

August 14, 2005
Snag Proof Specialty Tournament
Contact: Ed Snyder
Umphrey Family Pavilion, located next to Sam Rayburn Lake in Twin Dikes Park off RR 255; west of Hwy 69 and north of Jasper
Phone: 409 698-2790 (location)
E-mail: pressangler@jas.net
Web: www.fishingworld.com/SamRayburnPavilion

August 14, 2005
Texas Style Hot August Nites continues

August 14, 2005
The Beaumont Cruise - Texas Style Hot Summer Nites Festival continues

August 15, 2005
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August 15, 2005
Assumption Day
Catholic countries observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

August 15, 2005
Independence Day in India and Korea
Annual. Same date each year.

August 15, 2005
School begins: Beaumont ISD
Web site: www.beaumont.k12.tx.us/default.htm

August 16, 2005
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August 16, 2005
11 a.m. to noon
Lunch & Learn
Contact: Lynn Huckaby
The Best Years Senior Center, 780 South Fourth Street, Beaumont TX
Phone: 409 838-1902
E-mail: Clynnhuck@aol.com
Web: www.ci.beaumont.tx.us
Admission: Lunch is provided for those who RSVP.
The center offers the Summer Lunch & Learn Program “Why It is Important to Follow Your Diet.”

August 16, 2005
5 to 8 p.m.
Tasting for Some Other Place
Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main Street, Beaumont TX 77701
Phone: 409 832-7976, 409 838-3435 or 800 782-3081 ext. 1
E-mail: mlee@ci.beaumont.tx.us
Annual, Est. 2003

August 16, 2005
National Restoration Day
the Dominican Republic observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

August 16, 2005
Sack Lunch Benefit for Cathy Forsythe
Contact: Wendy Klentzman
Phone: 281 756-3600
E-mail: wklentzman@alvincollege.edu
Web: www.friendsofcathy.com
Admission: $5.00 Donation
The sack lunch comes with your choice of: Ham or Turkey on white or wheat sandwich; chips; fruit and dessert.
Please place your orders via e-mail as soon as possible. Your order may be picked up from 11 a.m. - 1p.m. on Aug. 16 in the Alvin Community College Cafeteria.
To learn more about Cathy visit her website at www.friendsofcathy.com

August 17, 2005
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August 17, 2005
Independence Day in Indonesia
Annual. Same date each year.

August 18, 2005
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August 18, 2005
6:30 p.m. reception and 7 p.m. dinner
"Spice of the Season" dinner
Contact: Shirley Bartos, CoC senior vice president
Beaumont Country Club, 5355 Pine St., Beaumont TX 77703
Phone: 409 838-6581 or 409 898-7011 (location)
E-mail: sbartos@bmtcoc.org
Web: www.bmtcoc.org (PDF)
Admission: Prices from $2,500 tables to $75 per person. Reservation required.
Join the Jungle Style celebrity-waited event. Dress up in your favorite Tarzan, Jane, Cheeta, or jungle outfit.
Leadership Beaumont is a program founded and initiated by the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and the Junior League of Beaumont.
Each year, about 35 men and women from a wide spectrum of community life are invited to participate in the 9-month program. Participants represent business, labor, government, minority groups, religious organizations, civic groups and a variety of profess
Classmates work in groups of five or more to study problems, challenges, or issues confronting the community. Each small group presents awareness programs and solutions to the entire class throughout the year. Often, the solutions become reality for the
Annual. Held on the 3rd Thurs in August*.

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 19, 2005
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August 19, 2005
Aug. 19 - 21 from noon on Friday until noon on Sunday
Hotter-N-Hell Motorcycle Rally
Contact: Buda
MCM Elegante Hotel, 2355 IH-10, Beaumont
Phone: 409 842-3600 or 325 372 3523
E-mail: hdbuda@aol.com
Web: budasworld.com/index05.htm
Admission: Weekend passes are $25 per person. Absolutely no one under 18 allowed.
Motorcycle rally features live bands, iron-butt contest (longest ride), lingerie contest, live CD recording party with The Malford Milligan Band, rodeo games, bikini contest, pole dance contest, balloon girls, vendors and door prizes.
Other events include on-site tattoos, blessing of the bikes (around noon Saturday), Kevin the fire guy and horsepower meter tests.
Annual. Est. 1995, moved to Beaumont in 2000. Held on the 3rd weekend of August.

August 19, 2005
7:30 p.m.
"Roman Holiday" classic movie series
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

August 19, 2005
Aug. 19 - 20 at 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Aug. 21 at 4 to 9 p.m.
Jobe's Tears concert
Gator Lounge; Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino; 2717 LA 3063; Vinton; La.
Phone: 337 474-4900
E-mail: (Web mail)
Web: www.deltadowns.com
Admission: Free.

August 19, 2005
Aug. 19 - 20 at 8 and 10:30 p.m.
Comedian Spanky Brown performance
Comedy; Texas; 1990 Interstate 10; between College and Washington streets
Phone: 409 892-9393
Admission: Tickets are $10.
Also performing is Bob Biggerstaff.

August 19, 2005
8 p.m.
Jackpot Penning competition
Contact: Karen Guller
Buna Bridle Club; Texas Hwy 62; Buna
Phone: 409 745-4011
Gates open at 6 p.m.
Southeast Texas Team Penners Association presents.

August 19, 2005
Aug. 19 - 21
Cajun French Music Association Music Awards
Contact: Gene Breaux, national pres.
Blackham Coliseum and the Heymann Auditorium, Lafayette
Phone: 409 736-3785, 409 736-3782 or 409 722-9996
E-mail: gjbreauz@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.cajunfrenchmusic.org/chapters/goldentriangle.htm
Admission: TBA
Event is a music awards ceremony. Musicians are awarded for the song of the year, male vocalist and female vocalist of the year and best CD of the year. Additional awards are bestowed for contribution for service of the culture and music.
The Cajun French Music Association of Louisiana, Inc. sponsors.
Annual. 3rd weekend in August

August 19, 2005
Aug. 19 - Oct. 7
"Out of the Nest: Artists' Birdhouses" exhibit
Contact: Beaumont Heritage Society Office
Heritage Hall, John Jay French Museum, 3025 French Road, Beaumont
Phone: 409 898-0348
E-mail: jjfrench@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.jjfrench.com
In conjunction with this traveling art exhibit; many educational family activities are planned. Local artists also participated in the exhibit with a variety of media.
Since Beaumont falls right on the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail; additional exhibits to highlight our local birds and birding opportunities were prepared.
A feeding station is set up on the spacious wooded grounds to enable visitors to get a "taste" of birding; while learning more about our feathered friends through educational lectures; demonstrations; displays and interactive computer programs.

August 19, 2005
Aug. 19 - 21
Benefit motorcycle ride for Women's Center of Brazoria County
Islander's; 30315 FM 2004; Angleton TX 77515
Phone: 979 864-3333
E-mail: (Web mail)
Web: www.alvinmanvelchamber.org
Event features bands; barbecue cook-off; benefit motorcycle ride; games; pool tournament and auction.

August 19, 2005
Aug 19 - 21
Benefit Trail Ride for Children with Muscle Diseases and Disorders
Contact: George Moye or Cecil Jones
County Road 2300, Woodville TX
Phone: 936 402-5453 or 409 994-5271
E-mail: se_tx_trailriders@yahoo.com
Web: www.geocities.com/se_tx_trailriders (includes map)
Admission: Ride is $10 per person, 10 and under free. BYOH (bring your own horse).
Friday night campout is children's night with a clown, pony rides, hayride, sack races and more. Saturday we pull out at 9 a.m. for a trail circle ride, lunch and another circle ride. Catered meals available for supper and lunch on Fri and Sat.
Tiny Richardson King of the Roadhouse Honky Tonk performs Saturday night. Possible moonlight ride Saturday night at 10 p.m. Short circle ride at 9 a.m. on Sunday.
All proceeds benefit Children with Muscle Disease and Disorders.
Southeast Texas Trail Riders sponsors.
Annual. Held Fri - Sun of 3rd weekend in August*.

August 20, 2005
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August 20, 2005
Football: First day for 4A and 5A interschool scrimmages
Contact: Bonnie Northcutt
University Interscholastic League (UIL), location TBD locally
Phone: 512 471-5883
E-mail: uiladmin@uts.cc.utexas.edu
Web: www.uil.utexas.edu/admin/odd-even_cal.html

August 20, 2005
7a.m. to Noon
gARTage Sale
Contact: Janna Fulbright
Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET), 500 Main St., Beaumont TX
Phone: 409 832-3432
E-mail: info@amset.org
Web: www.amset.org
The gARTage Sale is a mixture of art and garage sale. Proceeds benefit educational and exhibition programming at AMSET.
AMSET will accept donations of artwork, household and garden items (no clothing, please) during regular business hours Monday-Friday from August 15-19 at the museum.
Air-conditioned shoppers can choose from a wide selection of books, art/office supplies, artwork and general garage sale merchandise. In addition, AMSET offers visitors a chance to buy higher-quality items in a silent auction.

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
8 to 11:30 a.m.
YMCA Garage Sale and Silent Auction
West End YMCA; 3625 Dowlen Road, Beaumont TX
Phone: 409 898-1651
Items include office equipment; preschool furniture; outdoor furniture; sports equipment and more.

August 20, 2005
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Alvin Police Department Blood Drive
Contact: Tonya Douglas
Donor Coach; Alvin Fire Department; 302 W. House; Alvin TX
Phone: 832 878-3821
E-mail: (Web mail)
Web: www.alvinmanvelchamber.org
Blue Bell Ice Cream coupons and Guns & Hoses T-shirts provided to all blood donors. Identification required.

August 20, 2005
Aug. 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

August 20, 2005
Aug. 20 - 21 Sat. at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. at noon to 5 p.m.
KID FEST
Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main Street, Beaumont
Phone: 409 896-5555, 409 838-3435 or 800 782-3081 ext. 1
E-mail: mlee@ci.beaumont.tx.us
Presented by Clear Channel.

August 20, 2005
2 to 4 p.m.
Author Rebecca Anne Freeman signs books
Contact: J.F. Leahy, PR director
Barnes & Noble, 4155 Dowlen Road, Beaumont TX 77706
Phone: 409 898-1111 (location) or 614 537-7435
E-mail: PR@navalwritersgroup.org
Admission: Free.
Freeman's book "Lost at Sea: An Enlisted Woman's Journey" details her tour of duty on the USS George Washington, the U.S. Navy's largest nuclear aircraft carrier, off the coast of Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

August 20, 2005
2 p.m.
Band on the Sand
East Beach, 1923 Boddeker Dr., Galveston 77550
Phone: 409 762-EAST or 888 425-4753
E-mail: allenflores@hotmail.com
Web: www.galveston.com/eastbeach
Admission: Parking is $7 per vehicle, $14 for oversize vehicles.
Drinking is legal on East Beach. East Beach has a pavilion, restrooms, showers, food, video games and gifts. Chairs and umbrellas are available for rent on weekends May thru August. Park hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The patio beach bar/band scene is open on weekend afternoons May thru August.
DJ on the Deck each Saturday at 2 p.m.

August 20, 2005
4:15 p.m.
"Roman Holiday" classic movie series
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

August 20, 2005
7 p.m.
Native American Flute Concert
Contact: Judith Haney
First Christian Church, 109 N. Charlton, Woodville TX
Phone: 409 283-2788
E-mail: jshaney@datarecall.net
Web: tcartleague.org
Tyler County Art League kicks off its Benefit Concert and Reception series with Native American flutes performed by renowned flutist Maurice Bigham.
A reception will follow the concert.

August 20, 2005
7 p.m.
Starving Poets: Poetic Rockstars - Starving Poets, Inc performance
Contact: Greg
Art Studio, 720 Franklin, Beaumont TX 77701
Phone: 866-811-4111 or 713 866-6548
E-mail: info@starvingpoets.org
Web: www.starvingpoets.org
Soak up some positive energy and intellectual soul food.

August 20, 2005
7 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Aug. 21 at 4 to 9 p.m.
Jobe's Tears concert
Gator Lounge; Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino; 2717 LA 3063; Vinton; La.
Phone: 337 474-4900
E-mail: (Web mail)
Web: www.deltadowns.com
Admission: Free.

August 20, 2005
7:30 p.m.
"Sabrina" classic movie series (Original)
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

August 20, 2005
8 p.m.
Bill Allen opry performance
Contact: Hershel Wooten
Jacinto City Opry; 10605 Market St.; Jacinto City
Phone: 713 451-3990 or 713 725-4411
E-mail: sbear1@email2me.net
Web: www.angelfire.com/music5/jacintocityopry
Admission: $6.
Opry also features Glenn Landrum, Gerry Witt, Michael Stett, Rex Daniels & Forest Black, w/ MC Cammie
The non-profit venue allows no smoking and no alcohol, but features a big dance floor.

August 20, 2005
8 and 10:30 p.m.
Comedian Spanky Brown performance
Comedy; Texas; 1990 Interstate 10; between College and Washington streets
Phone: 409 892-9393
Admission: Tickets are $10.
Also performing is Bob Biggerstaff.

August 20, 2005
8 p.m.
Kenny Wayne Shepherd concert
Delta Event Center at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino; 2717 Hwy 3063; Vinton; La.
Phone: 337 474-4900
E-mail: (Web mail)
Web: www.deltadowns.com
Admission: Tickets $10.

August 20, 2005
Aug. 20 - 21
Celtic Light Shop fund raiser for HoPeSc
Contact: Patric, Celtic Lite
2024 Kirkman Street, Lake Charles LA 70601
Phone: 337 497-0542
E-mail: pegasus12162@yahoo.com
Web: celticlights.com
House of Pagan Eclectic Spirituality Church ( HoPeSc) sponsors.

August 20, 2005
Hotter-N-Hell Motorcycle Rally continues

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 21, 2005
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August 21, 2005
10 a.m.
Fun in the Sun Run
Contact: Trooper
Two different starting points and both end at Islander's; 30315 FM 2004; Angleton TX 77515.
Phone: 281 734-5622
E-mail: (Web mail)
Web: www.alvinmanvelchamber.org
Admission:
Registration starts at 10 a.m.
Motorcycle ride benefits the Women's Center of Brazoria County.

August 21, 2005
Noon to 5 p.m.
KID FEST continues

August 21, 2005
2 p.m.
Lineup Band concert
East Beach, 1923 Boddeker Dr., Galveston 77550
Phone: 409 762-EAST or 888 425-4753
E-mail: allenflores@hotmail.com
Web: www.galveston.com/eastbeach
Admission: Parking is $7 per vehicle, $14 for oversize vehicles.
Drinking is legal on East Beach. East Beach has a pavilion, restrooms, showers, food, video games and gifts. Chairs and umbrellas are available for rent on weekends May thru August. Park hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The patio beach bar/band scene is open on weekend afternoons May thru August.
Sunday Band on the Sand at 2 p.m.

August 21, 2005
4 to 9 p.m.
Jobe's Tears concert
Gator Lounge; Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino; 2717 LA 3063; Vinton; La.
Phone: 337 474-4900
E-mail: (Web mail)
Web: www.deltadowns.com
Admission: Free.

August 21, 2005
Hotter-N-Hell Motorcycle Rally continues

August 21, 2005
Steel Drum Festival continues

August 21, 2005
Triangle Bird Show continues

August 22, 2005
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August 22, 2005
Aug. 22 - Sep. 30 at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon. - Fri.
Lamar Faculty Exhibition
Contact: Lamar University Department of Art
Dishman Art Museum; Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway at Lavaca Street; Lamar University; Beaumont TX
Phone: 409 880-8141
E-mail:
Web: www.lamar.edu
Admission: Admission free.
The exhibition features work by 11 members of Lamar University's art faculty.
The exhibition features Linnis Blanton and Greg Busceme (ceramics); Keith Carter; photography; Kurt Dyrhaug; sculpture and drawings; Steve Hodges; Jamie Paul Kessler and Rose Matthis; painting; Meredith Jack; sculpture; Ann Matlock; fiber; Donna Meeks; mixed-media painting and Prince Thomas; chromogenic prints.
Annual.

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
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August 24, 2005
11:30 a.m.
Southeast Texas Suicide Prevention Coalition
Contact: Patty Williams
Entergy Plaza Cafe, 350 Pine St., Beaumont TX
Phone: 409 790-1595
E-mail: mentalhealthcg@hotmail.com
Web: www.rapesuicidebeaumont.org
Be apart of a group of individuals, organizations, and professionals to work to destigmatize suicide and educate the public about prevention.

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.
The Redfish Nation presents.

August 25, 2005
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August 25, 2005
Football: First day for games
Contact: Bonnie Northcutt
University Interscholastic League (UIL), location TBD locally
Phone: 512 471-5883
E-mail: uiladmin@uts.cc.utexas.edu
Web: www.uil.utexas.edu/admin/odd-even_cal.html
All conferences.

August 25, 2005
6 p.m.
Women's Dinner
Contact: Melissa Herman
First United Methodist Church, 502 North Sixth Street, Orange Texas 77630
Phone: 409 886-4766
Web: www.pnx.com/fumcorange
Admission: Tickets are $18.
The guest speaker is Donna Rogers. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner is served at 6:30 and Rogers talks at 7:15 p.m.
Annual. Est. 2001.

August 25, 2005
7, 9 and 11 p.m.
Kenny Bill Stinson concert
Media contact: Bryan Williams or Anne Bullard
Mikko Entertainment Center, Coushatta Casino Resort, 777 Coushatta Drive, Kinder LA
Phone: 800 584-7263
E-mail: bwilliams@coushattacasinoresort.com
Web: www.coushattacasinoresort.com
Admission: Free.

August 25, 2005
7 p.m. to midnight
Stormy concert
Gator Lounge, Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino, 2717 LA Hwy 3063, Vinton, La.
Phone: 337 474-4900
E-mail: (Web mail)
Web: www.deltadowns.com
Admission: Free.

August 25, 2005
8 p.m.
Actress/singer/dancer Ann Margret performance
Event Center at L'Auberge du Lac Hotel & Casino; 2800 Nelson Road; Lake Charles; La. Tickets $50 and $30.
Phone: 866 580-7444
E-mail: (Web mail)
Web: www.ldlcasino.com
Admission: $50 for floor seating and $30 for stadium seating.

August 25, 2005
D.H.T. concert at Cactus
Contact:
Cactus Canyon, 3871 Stagg Dr. (in Gateway Shopping Center), Beaumont 77701
Phone: 409 832-2999 (location)
Admission: $5 cover at the door. Eighteen and up are welcome.
D.H.T.is best known for their hit song " Listen To Your Heart."
Q94 sponsors.

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

August 26, 2005
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August 26, 2005
Aug. 26 - 27 at 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Stormy concert
Gator Lounge, Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino, 2717 LA Hwy 3063, Vinton, La.
Phone: 337 474-4900
E-mail: (Web mail)
Web: www.deltadowns.com
Admission: Free.

August 26, 2005
7:30 p.m.
"Die Hard" classic movie series
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

August 26, 2005
9 p.m.
Actress/singer/dancer Ann Margret performance
Event Center at L'Auberge du Lac Hotel & Casino; 2800 Nelson Road; Lake Charles; La. Tickets $50 and $30.
Phone: 866 580-7444
E-mail: (Web mail)
Web: www.ldlcasino.com
Admission: $50 for floor seating and $30 for stadium seating.

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 26, 2005
Al 'Lil' Fats' Jackson concert
Media contact: Bryan Williams or Anne Bullard
Mikko Entertainment Center, Coushatta Casino Resort, 777 Coushatta Drive, Kinder LA
Phone: 800 584-7263
E-mail: bwilliams@coushattacasinoresort.com
Web: www.coushattacasinoresort.com

August 26, 2005
Aug. 26 - 28
Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses
Contact: Felix S. Martinez
Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main Street, Beaumont
Phone: 409 838-3435 or 713 817-1914
E-mail: felixm1914@netzero.net
The theme for the 2005 Jehovah's Witness Convention is "Obedience to God." The educational conference is open to the general public. Each weekend a different group of people from various locations will attend.

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

August 27, 2005
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August 27, 2005
2 p.m.
DJ on the Deck
East Beach, 1923 Boddeker Dr., Galveston 77550
Phone: 409 762-EAST or 888 425-4753
E-mail: allenflores@hotmail.com
Web: www.galveston.com/eastbeach
Admission: Parking is $7 per vehicle, $14 for oversize vehicles.
Drinking is legal on East Beach. East Beach has a pavilion, restrooms, showers, food, video games and gifts. Chairs and umbrellas are available for rent on weekends May thru August. Park hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The patio beach bar/band scene is open on weekend afternoons May thru August.
DJ on the Deck each Saturday at 2 p.m.

August 27, 2005
4 p.m.
"Die Hard" classic movie series
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

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.

August 27, 2005
6 and 9 p.m.
Ricci Martin tribute to his father, Dean Martin
Delta Event Center at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino; 2717 Hwy 3063; Vinton; La.
Phone: 337 474-4900
E-mail: (Web mail)
Web: www.deltadowns.com
Admission: Tickets for the dinner show at 6 p.m. are $25, tickets for the cocktail show at 9 p.m. are $15.

August 27, 2005
7 p.m.
"Diamond Drawdown"
Contact:
University Reception Center at the Mary and John Gray Library; 855 Florida Ave.; Lamar University
Phone: 409 757-1664
Admission: Tickets are $200 per person or $275 per couple.
Event includes a dinner and one ticket for a chance to win a five-plus carat diamond.
Event benefits the Southeast Texas Family Resource Center.

August 27, 2005
7:30 p.m.
"Terminator 2 - Judgment Day" classic movie series
Jefferson Theatre, 345 Fannin, Beaumont
Phone: 409 835-LIVE (5483)
E-mail: info@jeffersontheatre.org
Web: www.jeffersontheatre.org

August 27, 2005
Michael Bolton concert
Media contact: Bryan Williams or Anne Bullard
The Pavilion, Coushatta Casino Resort, 777 Coushatta Drive, Kinder LA
Phone: 800 584-7263
E-mail: bwilliams@coushattacasinoresort.com
Web: www.coushattacasinoresort.com

August 27, 2005
Ballunar Liftoff Festival continues

August 27, 2005
Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses continues

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

August 27, 2005
Lyndon Baines Johnson's Birthday
State holiday in Texas.
Annual. Same date each year.

August 28, 2005
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Sunday

August 28, 2005
1 to 5 p.m.
Special exhibit opening event
Contact: Beaumont Heritage Society Office
Heritage Hall, John Jay French Museum, 3025 French Road, Beaumont
Phone: 409 898-0348
E-mail: jjfrench@sbcglobal.net
Web: www.jjfrench.com
"Out of the Nest: Artists' Birdhouses" exhibit opening event features family-friendly activities and crafts.

August 28, 2005
2 p.m.
Lineup Band concert
East Beach, 1923 Boddeker Dr., Galveston 77550
Phone: 409 762-EAST or 888 425-4753
E-mail: allenflores@hotmail.com
Web: www.galveston.com/eastbeach
Admission: Parking is $7 per vehicle, $14 for oversize vehicles.
Drinking is legal on East Beach. East Beach has a pavilion, restrooms, showers, food, video games and gifts. Chairs and umbrellas are available for rent on weekends May thru August. Park hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The patio beach bar/band scene is open on weekend afternoons May thru August.
Sunday Band on the Sand at 2 p.m.

August 28, 2005
4 to 9 p.m.
Phillip Glyn concert
Gator Lounge, Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino, 2717 LA Hwy 3063, Vinton, La.
Phone: 337 474-4900
E-mail: (Web mail)
Web: www.deltadowns.com
Admission: Free.

August 28, 2005
Art museum bus trip
Contact: Shannon Leigh Harris
The Museum of the Gulf Coast, 700 Proctor St, Port Arthur TX 77640
Phone: (409) 984-6444 or (409) 984-6453.
E-mail: Shannon.Harris@lamarpa.edu
Web: museum.lamarpa.edu
Admission: The $30 trip includes a tour of a Rauschenberg exhibition titled "Scenarios and Short Stories."
The bus trip visits Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum on the campus of the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.
Event is part of the Rauschenberg exhibition titled "Artist-Citizen: Posters for a Better World." The show continues Aug. 14 - Oct. 23, 2005.
Port Arthur Historical Society sponsors.

August 28, 2005
Ballunar Liftoff Festival continues

August 28, 2005
Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses continues

August 29, 2005
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Monday

August 29, 2005
Aug. 29 - 31 at 5 to 10 p.m.
Phillip Glyn concert
Gator Lounge, Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino, 2717 LA Hwy 3063, Vinton, La.
Phone: 337 474-4900
E-mail: (Web mail)
Web: www.deltadowns.com
Admission: Free.

August 30, 2005
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Tuesday

August 30, 2005
6 p.m.
Communities In Schools "No Chicken Roast" Fundraiser
Contact: Patty Williams
Harvest Club, 2600 Gulf Street (at Fairgrounds), Beaumont TX 77703
Phone: 409 832-1146
*E-mail: mentalhealthcg@hotmail.com
Admission: Call for ticket and sponsorship prices.
“No Chicken Roast’ honors The 3 Amigos-- Paula ‘Torchy’ Salter, Melanie Dishman, and Albert Nolen. Event benefits Communities In Schools Southeast Texas, Inc. in its mission to keep at-risk youth in school and give them a better chance of being successful
Annual. Est. 2000.

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

August 31, 2005
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Wednesday

August 31, 2005
Independence Day in Trinidad and Tobego
Annual. Same date each year.

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