Friday, October 19, 2007

October 2007 Events


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October 01, 2007
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Monday

October 01, 2007
9:30 & 11:30 a.m.
“If You Give A Pig A Party” performance
Contact: Amy Ehrman
Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts; 707 Main Ave.; Orange TX 77630
Phone: 409 745-5535 or 800 828-5535
E-mail: lutcher@exp.net or amy@lutcher.org
Web: www.lutcher.org
Show mixes shadow puppets, bicycles, bumper cars, pillow fights, ballet and ice cream. Recommended grades: Pre-K - 3rd.
Dallas Children's Theater presents
Part of the Lutcher Theater children's series.

October 01, 2007
Armed Forces Day in Korea
Annual. Same date each year.

October 01, 2007
Ballroom Dance Instruction
Wilton P. Hebert Health and Wellness Center at CHRISTUS St. Elizabeth Hospital; 3030 North St.
Phone: 409 899-7777
Web: www.christusste.org/wellness-main.btm
Admission: Both group and private instruction is offered. Group classes $40 per person for members; $50 non-members. For private class fees; call.
October classes offer the rumba; Cha Cha; east coast swing; waltz and fox trot.
November classes offer the tango; salsa and country-western.
For schedule or to register online; go to the Web site and click on “Look What’s Happening This Month.”

October 01, 2007
10/1-2
National Day in People's Republic of China
Annual. Same date each year.

October 01, 2007
October.
National Fire Prevention Month
Annual.

October 01, 2007
National Holiday in Nigeria
Annual. Same date each year.

October 02, 2007
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Tuesday

October 02, 2007
Festival of the Guardian Spirits
Annual.

October 02, 2007
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
India observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

October 03, 2007
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Wednesday

October 03, 2007
National Day in the Federal Republic of Germany
Annual. Same date each year.

October 03, 2007
National Foundation Day in Korea
Annual. Same date each year.

October 04, 2007
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Thursday

October 04, 2007
Animal blessing for St. Francis day
Annual.

October 05, 2007
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Friday

October 05, 2007
9 a.m.-dusk weekends Oct. 5 - Nov. 25
Texas Renaissance Festival
Festival grounds; FM 1774 between Magnolia and Plantersville
Phone: 800 458-3435
Web: www.texrenfest.com
Admission: Adults $21; children 5-12 $10. No pets allowed. Free parking. Camping available. Discount tickets available online.
The festival offers one-of-a-kind handcrafted items; entertainment; unique games; human-powered rides; food and more; all within a 53-acre recreated 16th century English village.

October 05, 2007
7 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Oct. 5-21; and nightly Oct. 25-31
Haunted Hotel
Sports Connection; 6755 Patillo Road off U.S. 69 Exit 3514
Phone: 409 729-3300
Web: www.thehauntedhoteltx.com
Admission: $10. Sunday admission is $7. Receive $1 off discount coupons at local merchants. Discount coupons will not be accepted on Sundays.

October 05, 2007
Republic Day in Portugal
Annual. Same date each year.

October 06, 2007
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Saturday

October 06, 2007
8 a.m. to noon
Fall Share-a-Plant
Subcourthouse Park, 500 block of Fourth St., Port Arthur
Guests bring surplus plants, bulbs and seeds to pass on, or trade for others, gardening tools and pots are also welcome. Enjoy a cup of coffee while plants are being catagorized for pick up. The city of Port Arthur will be distributing compost bins.
Port Arthur Beautification Committee sponsors.
Annual, Est 1985

October 06, 2007
Texas Renaissance Festival continues

October 06, 2007
7:30 p.m.
“Evita” performance
Contact: Amy Ehrman
Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts; 707 Main Ave.; Orange TX 77630
Phone: 409 745-5535 or 800 828-5535
E-mail: lutcher@exp.net or amy@lutcher.org
Web: www.lutcher.org
Admission: Orchestra $55; lower balcony $45; upper balcony $35
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical chronicles the life of Eva Peron
Argentina’s most powerful figure.

October 06, 2007
Haunted Hotel continues

October 06, 2007
Oct. 6-14; 2007
CavOILcade Events
Contact: Pam Trosclair
Locations at Various Sites; Port Arthur; TX
Phone: 409 983-1009
The times and locations for these events vary.
Annual

October 07, 2007
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Sunday

October 07, 2007
Texas Renaissance Festival continues

October 07, 2007
Haunted Hotel continues

October 08, 2007
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Monday

October 08, 2007
Columbus Day (observed)
State Recognition Day, designated by the Texas Legislature. Federal legal public holiday.
Annual. Observed on the 2nd Monday of October.

October 08, 2007
Thanksgiving Day in Canada
Annual, 2nd Monday in Oct.

October 09, 2007
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Tuesday

October 09, 2007
7:30 p.m.
Lamarissimo: Concert Bands
Julie Rogers Theatre, 765 Pearl St (at Forsythe), Beaumont TX 77701
Phone: 409 880-8144 or 800 782-3081 extension 1
E-mail: bmtciviccenter@ci.beaumont.tx.us
Web: www.beaumont-tx-complex.com

October 09, 2007
Korean Alphabet Day
Korea observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

October 09, 2007
Kruger Day
South Africa observes.
Annual. Celebrated during second week of Oct.

October 10, 2007
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Wednesday

October 10, 2007
Founding of Republic of China in Taiwan
Annual. Same date each year.

October 11, 2007
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Thursday

October 12, 2007
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Friday

October 12, 2007
Oct. 12-14 at 5-10 p.m. on Fri.; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Sat.; and noon-7 p.m. on Sun.
Greek Festival
Greek Community Center; 19th and Ball streets; Galveston
Phone: 409 762-7591
Admission: $3.
The event includes Greek food; entertainment; music; dancers; jewelry and artwork.

October 12, 2007
5:30 p.m.
YMBL South Texas State Fair opens
Ford Park; 5115 Interstate 10 South
Phone: 409 832-9991
Web: www.ymbl.org/fair.htm
Admission: Free admission immediately after opening.
Carnival Midway wristbands $25 for unlimited use on rides. Wristbands will not sold after 9 p.m.
The fair offers a carnival midway; commercial exhibitors; food booths; novelties; souvenirs; crafts; clothing; art; leather goods and jewelry.
Fair also features a children’s barnyard featuring a variety of animals in a petting zoo; a photography show; a quilt show; livestock and poultry exhibits; and live bands
Annual. Est. 1942.

October 12, 2007
Haunted Hotel continues

October 12, 2007
Columbus Day
Spain and throughout Latin America observe.
Annual. Same date each year.

October 12, 2007
Oct. 12 - 13
Trinity Valley Exposition Country Weekend
Trinity Valley Exposition Rodeo Arena; 321 FM 563 south of U.S. 90; Liberty
Phone: 936 336-7455
The event kicks off the TVE Rodeo (held Oct. 16-20). The weekend features a barbecue cook off; fiddling contest; gospel singing car show; and exhibits.

October 12, 2007
Oct. 12-21
YMBL South Texas State Fair
Ford Park; 5115 Interstate 10 South
Phone: 409 832-9991
Web: www.ymbl.org/fair.htm
Admission: Daily gate admission adults; $7; students 11-17 and seniors 65 and older $3; free for children 10 and younger. Free for police officers and firefighters with badges.
Carnival Midway wristbands $25 for unlimited use on rides. Wristbands will not sold after 9 p.m.
The fair offers a carnival midway; commercial exhibitors; food booths; novelties; souvenirs; crafts; clothing; art; leather goods and jewelry.
Fair also features a children’s barnyard featuring a variety of animals in a petting zoo; a photography show; a quilt show; livestock and poultry exhibits; and live bands
Annual. Est. 1942.

October 13, 2007
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Saturday

October 13, 2007
Assigned seating at 6:40 p.m. with complimentary wine; curtain time is 7 p.m.
"Out Of Sight . . . Out Of Murder" murder mystery theater
Kirby-Hill House Museum; 210 W. Main St.; Kountze
Phone: 409 246-8000; (866) 244-8442
E-mail: info@kirby-hillhouse.com
Web: www.kirby-hillhouse.com
Admission: Tickets $50 per person. Proceeds benefit the museum. The cast will choose the winners.
The murder mystery by Fred Carmichael will be presented in a dinner theater format by the Kirby-Hill House Players.
A formal dinner will be served between scenes. The cast will perform room by room.
Audience is encouraged to dress in late 1940s fashion.

October 13, 2007
Texas Renaissance Festival continues

October 13, 2007
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Anahuac Wildlife Expo
Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge (see instructions below)
Phone: 409 267-3337 or 409 252-4311
Admission: Free. Children 17 and younger qualify for free raffle prizes.
Event includes hands-on activities and demonstrations; learn about owls; alligators; snakes; turtles; frogs and insects; monarch tagging; duck calling; outdoor safety instruction; insect exploration; tracks and scat; water monitoring; bird identification
To get to the Refuge; take Interstate 10 West to Exit 829. Go south on Texas 124 for 11 miles to FM 1985 and go west for approximately 10 miles to the main refuge entrance. Proceed 3 miles to the Visitor Information Station.

October 13, 2007
Greek Festival continues

October 13, 2007
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sallie Curtis Carnival
Sallie Curtis Elementary School; 6225 N. Circuit Drive
Phone: 409 284-2133 or 409 656-5057
Admission: Tickets 50 cents per ticket; wristbands $23 and are available at the door.
There will be a silent auction; bake sale; book sale; crafts; concessions; carnival games; water balloons; a trackless train; human bowling; electric basketball; superslide; moonwalk and other inflatables; face painting and more.

October 13, 2007
Haunted Hotel continues

October 13, 2007
7 p.m.
NAACP Banquet
Beaumont Civic Center, 701 Main St.
Phone: 409 842-0294
Admission: Tickets $25; tables of 8 $200.
James Payne; an attorney with the Provost; Umphrey law firm; is the guest speaker.

October 13, 2007
8 p.m.-midnight
"A Night In The Garden" Lamar State College-Orange Foundation gala
Lamar State College-Orange Student Center; 410 Front St.; Orange
Phone: 409 883-3738
Admission: Limited seating. Sponsor tables range from $400-$5;000. The $400 “Species” tables provide special seating for two and program recognition. All proceeds go to scholarships for Lamar Orange students.
The black-tie event features dinner and dancing to the Motown sounds of the Prime Time Band.
Chef David Claybar and the Old Orange Café will cater the event.
Annual.

October 13, 2007
Navy Day
Annual. Same date each year.

October 13, 2007
South Texas State Fair Kids’ Days
Ford Park; 5115 Interstate 10 South
Phone: 409 832-9991
Web: www.ymbl.org/fair.htm
Admission: Children 17 and younger will be admitted free 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All midway rides will be $1; until 3 p.m. when regular prices go into effect.
The fair offers a carnival midway; commercial exhibitors; food booths; novelties; souvenirs; crafts; clothing; art; leather goods and jewelry.
Fair also features a children’s barnyard featuring a variety of animals in a petting zoo; a photography show; a quilt show; livestock and poultry exhibits; and live bands
Annual. Est. 1942.

October 13, 2007
The Blast from the Past Dayton Rotary Car Show and Swap Meet
Woodrow Wilson Junior High School; Dayton
Phone: 936 336-7455
Event is part of the Trinity Valley Exposition Country Weekend

October 13, 2007
Trinity Valley Exposition Country Weekend continues

October 14, 2007
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Sunday

October 14, 2007
Texas Renaissance Festival continues

October 14, 2007
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Acadien/French Mass
La Maison Beausoleil; 701 Rue Beausoleil; Port Neches Park; Port Neches
Phone: 409 832-6733
The Rev. Roland Vaughn of Cameron; La.; will officiate; and Les Chanteurs Acadiens du Texas will sing hymns in French.
After the mass; the Jude Moreau Cajun Band will perform. There will be Cajun music; dancing; food and a sweet shop.
Les Acadiens du Texas sponsors
Annual.

October 14, 2007
Greek Festival continues

October 14, 2007
2-6 p.m.
Gulf Coast Cajuns Dance
VFW Hall; Texas 87 North; Orange
Phone: 409 296-4451
Admission: Tickets $5 per person.
Dance features Bubba Brown and Super Cajuns

October 14, 2007
Haunted Hotel continues

October 14, 2007
8 p.m.
Trinity Valley Exposition country dance
Trinity Valley Exposition Rodeo Arena; fairgrounds arena; 321 FM 563 south of U.S. 90; Liberty
Phone: 936 336-7455

October 14, 2007
National Children's Day
Annual. Celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in October

October 14, 2007
South Texas State Fair Senior Citizens’ Day
Ford Park; 5115 Interstate 10 South
Phone: 409 832-9991
Web: www.ymbl.org/fair.htm
Admission: Seniors 60 and older will be admitted free noon-5 p.m.
There will be free entertainment; snacks; rides and giveaways; 1-5 p.m. in the stage area.
The fair offers a carnival midway; commercial exhibitors; food booths; novelties; souvenirs; crafts; clothing; art; leather goods and jewelry.
Fair also features a children’s barnyard featuring a variety of animals in a petting zoo; a photography show; a quilt show; livestock and poultry exhibits; and live bands
Annual. Est. 1942.

October 15, 2007
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Monday

October 15, 2007
mid-Oct.
Homecoming parades
Annual. Different date each year at each school. It is dependent on football schedules.

October 15, 2007
mid-Oct.
National School Bus Safety Week
Annual. Held 4th week of Oct. (Need to confirm)

October 15, 2007
mid-Oct.
Red ribbon week
Annual.

October 15, 2007
South Texas State Fair H-E-B $1 Night
Ford Park; 5115 Interstate 10 South
Phone: 409 832-9991
Web: www.ymbl.org/fair.htm
Admission: Area H-E-B stores give customers a coupon good for $1 off gate admission and $1 rides.
The fair offers a carnival midway; commercial exhibitors; food booths; novelties; souvenirs; crafts; clothing; art; leather goods and jewelry.
Fair also features a children’s barnyard featuring a variety of animals in a petting zoo; a photography show; a quilt show; livestock and poultry exhibits; and live bands
Annual. Est. 1942.

October 16, 2007
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Tuesday

October 16, 2007
National Boss Day
Send a free e-card from Hallmark.
Learn more
Annual. Same date each year.

October 16, 2007
7-9 a.m.
CASA Grande Mexican Breakfast
Casa Ole; 1717 16th St.; Orange
Phone: 409 883-5111 or (800) 586-6548
Admission: Tickets $10 per person. Proceeds benefit CASA Advocates for Children Program.

October 16, 2007
Oct. 16-20 at 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Valley Exposition Livestock Show And Rodeo
Trinity Valley Exposition Rodeo Arena; 321 FM 563 south of U.S. 90; Liberty
Phone: 936 336-7455
Admission: Grounds fee $4 adults; students in grades 12 and under and seniors 65 and older $2. Adult rodeo tickets $8; students and seniors $5.
The Clydesdale horses open the show at 7:15 p.m. each night.

October 16, 2007
South Texas State Fair KYKR/Delta Downs Ladies Night
Ford Park; 5115 Interstate 10 South
Phone: 409 832-9991
Web: www.ymbl.org/fair.htm
Admission: Women with a coupon available from KYKR FM-95.1 will have free admission to the fair and can ride for $1 from 5 p.m. until closing.
The fair offers a carnival midway; commercial exhibitors; food booths; novelties; souvenirs; crafts; clothing; art; leather goods and jewelry.
Fair also features a children’s barnyard featuring a variety of animals in a petting zoo; a photography show; a quilt show; livestock and poultry exhibits; and live bands
Annual. Est. 1942.

October 17, 2007
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Wednesday

October 17, 2007
6:30 p.m.
Filmmaker Ken Burns Lecture
Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts; 707 West Main St.; Orange
Phone: 409 882-3097
Admission: Free.
Burns' latest documentary “The War” about World War II is currently running on PBS.
Part of the Lamar State College-Orange Distinguished Lecture Series.

October 17, 2007
Oct. 17-22
Trinity Valley Exposition Fair and Rodeo
Trinity Valley Exposition Rodeo Arena; 321 FM 563 south of U.S. 90; Liberty
Phone: 936 336-7455
Admission: Adult rodeo tickets $8; students and seniors $5.
Fair features a carnival; food booths; arts and crafts and rodeo at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 17.

October 17, 2007
Trinity Valley Exposition Livestock Show continues

October 17, 2007
South Texas State Fair Sonic Drive-In “Two-For-One” Buddy Night
Ford Park; 5115 Interstate 10 South
Phone: 409 832-9991
Web: www.ymbl.org/fair.htm
Admission: Area Sonic Drive-In stores give customers a coupon good for two-for-one admission to the fair and two-for-one rides.
When a buddy pays full price; the coupon holder rides free. Coupons may be redeemed after the Fair at Sonic Drive-In stores for special food items.
The fair offers a carnival midway; commercial exhibitors; food booths; novelties; souvenirs; crafts; clothing; art; leather goods and jewelry.
Fair also features a children’s barnyard featuring a variety of animals in a petting zoo; a photography show; a quilt show; livestock and poultry exhibits; and live bands
Annual. Est. 1942.

October 18, 2007
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Thursday

October 18, 2007
Trinity Valley Exposition Livestock Show continues

October 18, 2007
Great Horn Fair, England, honoring the horned god
Annual.

October 18, 2007
Trinity Valley Exposition Fair and Rodeo continues

October 18, 2007
YMBL South Texas State Fair continues

October 19, 2007
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Friday

October 19, 2007
Oct. 19-21 at 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Heritage Village Harvest Festival
Heritage Village Museum; U.S. 190 West in Woodville. Heritage Village Museum; U.S. 190 West in Woodville
Phone: 409 283-2272
Admission: Adults $6; children younger than 12 $3.
The festival offers pioneer skill demonstrations in blacksmithing; furniture making; spinning and quilting; entertainment; a photo contest and exhibit; bluegrass music; a buggy and wagon exhibit; Indian dancers; food and more.
Kids’ Day is Oct. 19.

October 19, 2007
Haunted Hotel continues

October 19, 2007
7 p.m.
La Dolce Vita reception and dinner
Dishman Art Museum; Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway at Lavaca Street; Lamar University campus
Phone: 409 880-8959
Admission: Tickets are $195 per person for the vintner dinner; $45 per person for the cooking demonstration and the wine pairing; or $80 for both cooking school and the wine pairing. Reservations required.
The weekend begins with a reception; silent and live auctions and a dinner at 7 p.m.
Featured chef Johnny Carrabba presents Vino Magnifico; a multi-course gourmet meal. Each course will be served with a specially selected wine.
Annual. Est. 2004

October 19, 2007
Trinity Valley Exposition Livestock Show continues

October 19, 2007
Oct. 19 and 20 at 8 p.m.
YMBL Professional Bull Rider’s Association bull ride
Ford Arena
Phone: 409 832-9991 or 409 833-7747
Web: www.ymbl.org/fair.htm
Admission: Tickets $12 and $25. Fair admission is included if tickets are purchased prior to day of show. Daily gate admission adults; $7; students 11-17 and seniors 65 and older $3; free for children 10 and younger. Free for police officers and fi
Carnival Midway wristbands $25 for unlimited use on rides. Wristbands will not sold after 9 p.m.
The fair offers a carnival midway; commercial exhibitors; food booths; novelties; souvenirs; crafts; clothing; art; leather goods and jewelry.
Fair also features a children’s barnyard featuring a variety of animals in a petting zoo; a photography show; a quilt show; livestock and poultry exhibits; and live bands
Annual. Est. 1942.

October 19, 2007
Ascension of Muhammad Day
Indonesia observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

October 19, 2007
Nederland Chamber Golf Tournament
Location TBA; most likely at Belle Oaks or The Palms on Pleasure Island
Phone: 409 722-0279
E-mail: nedcofc@nederlandtx.com
Web: www.nederlandtx.com
The times and location for this event have yet to be determined.
Nederland Chamber of Commerce sponsors.

October 19, 2007
South Texas State Fair school holiday
Ford Park; 5115 Interstate 10 South
Phone: 409 832-9991
Web: www.ymbl.org/fair.htm
Admission: Children will be admitted free noon-6 p.m. There will be a special ride price during these hours. All rides for students 17 and younger will be $1.
BISD and other local and area schools close for the day.
The fair offers a carnival midway; commercial exhibitors; food booths; novelties; souvenirs; crafts; clothing; art; leather goods and jewelry.
Fair also features a children’s barnyard featuring a variety of animals in a petting zoo; a photography show; a quilt show; livestock and poultry exhibits; and live bands
Annual. Est. 1942.

October 19, 2007
Trinity Valley Exposition Fair and Rodeo continues

October 20, 2007
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Saturday

October 20, 2007
8 a.m.
CASA 5K Run; a free one-mile walk
Parkdale Mall parking lot; 6155 Eastex Freeway
Phone: 409 832-2372 or 409 893-3268
Admission: Fee to enter the 5K Run is $15 in advance for adults and $8 for children. Fee on the day of the day of the run is $20 for adults; $10 for children.
Event features door prizes; breakfast and family entertainment.
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Texas; Inc. (CASA) kicks off its annual fundraising event; “Cassas for CASA.”
Playhouses will be on display at Parkdale Mall in Beaumont and Central Mall in Port Arthur. The playhouse raffle drawing will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 27. Raffle tickets are $2 each or three for $5.

October 20, 2007
9 a.m.
Fall Butterfly Count
Contact: Michele Whitbeck
Visitor Information Station, Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge, Anahuac
Phone: 409 267-3337
E-mail: Michele_Whitbeck@fws.gov
Web: www.fws.gov
Admission: Free
Join refuge staff and volunteers as they survey butterfly populations on the refuge. No experience necessary. Bring water, insect repellent and sturdy shooes.
Annual.

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October 20, 2007
Texas Renaissance Festival continues

October 20, 2007
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Rub-a-Dub-Ducky Washathon
Shorkey Center; 855 S. 8th St.
Phone: 409 838-6568
Admission: Ducks are $5 per person; family quack packs (6 ducks) $25; or a dozen quackers $50. Proceeds benefit the Shorkey Center.
The Rubber Ducky Derby event is part of the 2008 Neches River Festival. Ducks will be bathed so they can be numbered and get ready for the derby.
Ten thousand ducks will be available for adoption. All ducks will be entered in the race and the purchaser will be eligible to win prizes and a trophy.
Volunteer committees are forming to assist with planning for the spring racing event. Call to volunteer or to become a sponsor.

October 20, 2007
10 a.m.
South Texas State Fair Cartoon Day
Ford Park; 5115 Interstate 10 South
Phone: 409 832-9991
Web: www.ymbl.org/fair.htm
Admission: Grounds fee $4 adults; students in grades 12 and under and seniors 65 and older $2. Adult rodeo tickets $8; students and seniors $5.
Activities include Nickelodeon’s “Game Lab” stage show; cartoon characters SpongeBob and Fairly Odd Parents; interactive snake shows; games and prizes in the Ford Pavilion.
The fair offers a carnival midway; commercial exhibitors; food booths; novelties; souvenirs; crafts; clothing; art; leather goods and jewelry.
Fair also features a children’s barnyard featuring a variety of animals in a petting zoo; a photography show; a quilt show; livestock and poultry exhibits; and live bands
Annual. Est. 1942.

October 20, 2007
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
La Dolce Vita: Bella Cucina cooking demonstration
Dishman Art Museum's lecture hall; Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway at Lavaca Street; Lamar University campus
Phone: 409 880-8959
Admission: Tickets are $195 per person for the vintner dinner; $45 per person for the cooking demonstration and the wine pairing; or $80 for both cooking school and the wine pairing. Reservations required.
Featured chef Johnny Carrabba; a co-founder of Carrabba's Italian Grill; presents a cooking demonstration and tasting.
Annual. Est. 2004

October 20, 2007
1-4 p.m.
Casey Kelly Book signing
Barnes & Noble Booksellers; 4155 Dowlen Road
Phone: 409 898-1185
Admission: Free to attend.
Casey Kelly; author of the children’s mystery adventure; The Bracelet of Bordeaux
Rufus the Dog and other cast members of the film version of the book will sign autographs. Rufus will have a special “paw” stamp.
Children; parents and educators are encouraged to attend the event; which will have refreshments and door prizes.

October 20, 2007
5-8 p.m.
La Dolce Vita: Buena Sera wine pairing
Dishman Art Museum's lecture hall; Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway at Lavaca Street; Lamar University campus
Phone: 409 880-8959
Admission: Tickets are $195 per person for the vintner dinner; $45 per person for the cooking demonstration and the wine pairing; or $80 for both cooking school and the wine pairing. Reservations required.
The event features wine pairing with samples of gourmet cuisine to complement the selections.
Annual. Est. 2004

October 20, 2007
Haunted Hotel continues

October 20, 2007
Trinity Valley Exposition Livestock Show continues

October 20, 2007
8 p.m.
James Earl Jones presents “Poems I Love to Read”
1894 Opera House; 2020 Postoffice St.; Galveston
Phone: 800 821-1894
Web: www.thegrand.com
Admission: Tickets $39-$98.

October 20, 2007
8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
The Cadillacs performance and dance
VFW Hall; 2110 S. Main St.; Vidor
Phone: 409 768-1482
Admission: Tickets $5 per person. BYOB. Beer and set-ups available.

October 20, 2007
8 p.m.
YMBL Professional Bull Rider’s Association bull ride
Ford Arena
Phone: 409 832-9991 or 409 833-7747
Web: www.ymbl.org/fair.htm
Admission: Tickets $12 and $25. Fair admission is included if tickets are purchased prior to day of show. Daily gate admission adults; $7; students 11-17 and seniors 65 and older $3; free for children 10 and younger. Free for police officers and fi
Carnival Midway wristbands $25 for unlimited use on rides. Wristbands will not sold after 9 p.m.
The fair offers a carnival midway; commercial exhibitors; food booths; novelties; souvenirs; crafts; clothing; art; leather goods and jewelry.
Fair also features a children’s barnyard featuring a variety of animals in a petting zoo; a photography show; a quilt show; livestock and poultry exhibits; and live bands
Annual. Est. 1942.

October 20, 2007
Dog-Tober-Fest "A Canine Celebration
Beaumont
Phone: 409 838-2202

October 20, 2007
Heritage Village Harvest Festival continues

October 20, 2007
Kenyatta Day
Kenya observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

October 20, 2007
Revolution Day in Guatemala
Annual. Same date each year.

October 20, 2007
South Texas State Fair Kids’ Days
Ford Park; 5115 Interstate 10 South
Phone: 409 832-9991
Web: www.ymbl.org/fair.htm
Admission: Children 17 and younger will be admitted free 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All midway rides will be $1; until 3 p.m. when regular prices go into effect.
The fair offers a carnival midway; commercial exhibitors; food booths; novelties; souvenirs; crafts; clothing; art; leather goods and jewelry.
Fair also features a children’s barnyard featuring a variety of animals in a petting zoo; a photography show; a quilt show; livestock and poultry exhibits; and live bands
Annual. Est. 1942.

October 20, 2007
Sweetest Day
Send a free e-card from Hallmark.
Annual. Observed the 3rd Saturday in October

October 20, 2007
Trinity Valley Exposition Fair and Rodeo continues

October 21, 2007
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Sunday

October 21, 2007
Texas Renaissance Festival continues

October 21, 2007
Doors open at 4 p.m.
Dog Jam 2007
Montagne Center; 4400 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Phone: 409 833-7747
Admission: Tickets $29.50; $35.50; $42.50 and $49.50 plus Ticketmaster service charges and parking fees.
Jam features Korn; Hellyeah; Five Finger Death Punch; and Droid;

October 21, 2007
6 p.m.
Silverstein concert
Bridge City Skate Park; 870 Center St.; Bridge City
Phone: 757 622-7382
Admission: Tickets $18.

October 21, 2007
Haunted Hotel continues

October 21, 2007
Heritage Village Harvest Festival continues

October 21, 2007
South Texas State Fair Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper “Cantastic Sunday”
Ford Park; 5115 Interstate 10 South
Phone: 409 832-9991
Web: www.ymbl.org/fair.htm
Admission: Fairgoers admitted free with an empty six-pack of any Coca-Cola/Dr. Pepper product cans. The cans will be donated to Boy’s Haven to recycle.
Patrons with these product cans may also buy a $20 wristband to ride the carnival rides on an unlimited basis. Without the cans; carnival wristbands are $25.
Visitors without cans pay regular entry price and regular wristband or ride prices.
Fair also features a children’s barnyard featuring a variety of animals in a petting zoo; a photography show; a quilt show; livestock and poultry exhibits; and live bands
Annual. Est. 1942.

October 21, 2007
Trinity Valley Exposition Fair and Rodeo continues

October 22, 2007
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October 22, 2007
2:30 p.m.
“Chaos In Early Mythic Traditions” lecture by Dr. Phillip V. Stanley of San Francisco State University
Business Conference Center McNeese State University; 4205 Ryan St.; Lake Charles; La.
Phone: 337 475-5635
Admission: Free.
Stanley; professor of classical and near Eastern archaeology; is an expert on Greek and Mesopotamian civilizations.
The McNeese State University Honors College and the department of English and foreign languages is hosting the lecture.

October 22, 2007
Trinity Valley Exposition Fair and Rodeo continues

October 23, 2007
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October 23, 2007
Reception 6 p.m.; program and dinner; 7 p.m.
Spindletop Awards banquet
Beaumont Civic Center; 701 Main St.
Phone: 409 838-6581 Ex. 105
Admission: Reservations only.
Dr. James H. “Red” Duke; noted Houston physician; will speak.
The award will be presented to Memorial Hermann Baptist Hospitals for their longtime commitment to Southeast Texas.
The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting and 2007 Spindletop Awards presentation is sponsored by the chamber.

October 23, 2007
Shemini Atzeret
Eighth Day of Assembly and Simchat Torah- Rejoicing of the Law.
Annual.

October 23, 2007
Sun enters Scorpio
Annual.

October 24, 2007
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October 24, 2007
Oct. 24 - 27 at 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Thurs.; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sat.
Spook-Tacular Book Sale
Groves Public Library; 5600 W. Washington St.; Groves
Phone: 409 962-6281 or 409 963-2924
Admission: The first day of the sale is for members only. Annual memberships and renewals are $5 per person; or $10 per family.
Donations accepted during library hours.
Books needed include paperbacks in general fiction; romance; suspense and western genres; and hardbacks in current fiction; cookbooks; craft books; childcare; inspirational works; children’s books; audio books; videos and DVDs.
Friends of Groves Public Library sponsor

October 24, 2007
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Public Waterfowl Hunting Open House
Contact: Michele Whitbeck
Baytown Wetlands Center; Baytown (located at 1724 Market Street)
Phone: 409-267-3337 or 409 252-4311 ext. 27
E-mail: Michele_Whitbeck@fws.gov
Web: www.fws.gov
Hunters can learn about public waterfowl hunting opportunities on area National Wildlife Refuges and State Wildlife Management Areas.
Staff from the J.D. Murphree and Lower Neches Wildlife Management Areas and the Anahuac; McFaddin and Texas Point National Wildlife Refuges will attend.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service present.

October 24, 2007
7 p.m.
Jeff Corwin; host of "The Jeff Corwin Experience" on Animal Planet lecture
Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center; 1800 Lakeshore Drive; Port Arthur
Phone: 800 477-5872
Admission: Free.
Part of the Lamar State College-Port Arthur Distinguished Lecture Series.

October 24, 2007
Festival of the Spirits of Air
Annual.

October 24, 2007
Simchat Torah
Annual.

October 24, 2007
United Nations Day
U.N. member nations observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

October 25, 2007
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October 25, 2007
8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo
Beaumont Civic Center; 701 Main St.
Phone: 409 835-5951 Ex. 117
Admission: Free admission and parking.
The event features Elvis Presley impersonator Elvis Wade; Billy Halfin and Charlie Holder and entertainment by the Happy Steppers and Boot Scooters.
Event also features outdoor products; health screenings; a “celebrity” fashion show; the Aces Car Club classic car display; clowns; a style show; booths offering health screenings; investment consulting; home remodeling and medical assistance; door prizes
The Consumer Education Foundation; Inc.; of the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Texas sponsors.

October 25, 2007
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Public Waterfowl Hunting Open House
Contact: Michele Whitbeck
Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center; Port Arthur (located at 3401 Cultural Center Drive)
Phone: 409-267-3337 or 409 252-4311 ext. 27
E-mail: Michele_Whitbeck@fws.gov
Web: www.fws.gov
Hunters can learn about public waterfowl hunting opportunities on area National Wildlife Refuges and State Wildlife Management Areas.
Staff from the J.D. Murphree and Lower Neches Wildlife Management Areas and the Anahuac; McFaddin and Texas Point National Wildlife Refuges will attend.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service present.

October 25, 2007
Haunted Hotel continues

October 25, 2007
Oct. 25-28
Bad 2 Da Bone Bike Rally/Concert Series
Pork Chops; 397 U.S. 156; Point Blank in the Lake Livingston area
Phone: 281 895-8887
The event kicks off with a free barbecue dinner at 6 p.m.; and a performance by the Josh Ward Band at 8 p.m. on Oct. 25.
The event continues with Fireball; a Deep Purple tribute band; 5 p.m.; comedian Bag Lady Sue; 6:30 p.m.; D.E.M.O; 7:30 p.m.; and “Summer of Love” with Jefferson Starship; Quicksilver Messenger and Tom “T.C.” Constanten of the Grateful Dead; 8:30 p.m. on O
Fun run; 10 a.m.; Mean Gene Kelton; 2 p.m.; Kevin Black; 3:30 p.m.; a Halloween costume contest; thong pull and Blind Screw; 4:30-6:30 p.m.; comedian Bag Lady Sue; 6:30 p.m.; Ginger Leigh; 8 p..; Dog Men Poets; 9:30 p.m.; and Navasota-Rio; 11 p.m.-12:15 a
Jason Cassidy; performs 1-3 p.m. on Oct. 28.

October 25, 2007
Chinese Festival of Han Lu, Moon and Harvest goddess
Annual.

October 25, 2007
Spook-Tacular Book Sale continues

October 26, 2007
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October 26, 2007
Oct. 26-28 at 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m. on Fri.; 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m. on Sat.; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sun.
Hardin County Cajun Country Music Festival and Big Thicket Bike Rally
Roy Brown Entertainment Ranch; off U.S. 69 to FM 418; Kountze
Phone: 409 673-9803
Web: www.hcccmusicfest.com
Admission: Adults $10; children 12 and younger $5 Friday and Saturday; $5 general admission on Sun.
Headliners include Wade Bowen and Wayne Toups. Herbie Stutes; the Woods and the Larry Tillery Band will also perform.
Event includes the Big Thicket Bike Rally; a scavenger hunt; biker games and contest; parade and a scenic tour; Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show; gumbo cook off; antique car show; carnival; washer tournament and children's entertainment.
Kountze Chamber of Commerce sponsors.

October 26, 2007
Oct. 26-27 at 6 - 8:30 p.m. on Fri. and 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Sat.
Women's Conference
First United Methodist Church; 701 Calder Ave.; Beaumont
Phone: 409 832-9216
Registration: $15.
Cindi Wood; author of the Frazzled Female Books; will be the guest lecturer

October 26, 2007
Haunted Hotel continues

October 26, 2007
Bad 2 Da Bone Bike Rally continues

October 26, 2007
National Holiday in Australia
Annual. Same date each year.

October 26, 2007
Spook-Tacular Book Sale continues

October 27, 2007
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October 27, 2007
9 a.m. Registration is 8-8:30 a.m.
Start! Heart Walk
Crockett Street Entertainment District; downtown Beaumont
Phone: 409 980-8800
Event is the American Heart Association annual non-competitive; three-mile walk.
Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital of Beaumont; Christus St. Mary Hospital in Port Arthur and Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital sponsor.

October 27, 2007
Texas Renaissance Festival continues

October 27, 2007
11 a.m. -5 p.m.
St. Anne Halloween Carnival
St. Anne Catholic School, Beaumont
Admission: Canned goods for Some Other Place. Wristbands for purchase at the gate.
Annual. Est. 1978.

October 27, 2007
4 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Homeless Awareness Night
Contact: Miranda Faubion
409 722-9903
Nederland High School; in front of the Performing Arts Center; Nederland
Key Club members will camp in cardboard boxes and collect canned food and boxed meals for the Southeast Texas Food Bank.
Nederland Key Club sponsors.

October 27, 2007
6 p.m.
“Cassas for CASA” playhouse raffle drawing
Parkdale Mall; Beaumont
Phone:
Admission: Raffle tickets are $2 each or three for $5.
Playhouses will be on display at Parkdale Mall in Beaumont and Central Mall in Port Arthur.

October 27, 2007
6:30 p.m.
Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner
University Reception Center; 8th floor of Mary and John Gray Library; 855 Florida Ave; Lamar University; Beaumont
Phone: 409 880-8921
Web: www.lamar.edu
Admission: Reservations requested.
The 2007 Distinguished Alumni honorees are Randy Best; Clara Brown Cooper and Charles Cutler.

October 27, 2007
Haunted Hotel continues

October 27, 2007
Bad 2 Da Bone Bike Rally continues

October 27, 2007
Dinosaur Day
Texas Energy Museum
Phone: 409 833-5100

October 27, 2007
Hardin County Cajun Country Music Festival continues

October 27, 2007
McFaddin-Ward House's Halloween Frolic
McFaddin-Ward House, Beaumont
Phone: 409 832-2134
Annual.

October 27, 2007
Nightmare on Crockett Street Halloween Celebration
Crockett Street Entertainment District, Beaumont
Phone: 409 832-2944
Annual.

October 27, 2007
Spook-Tacular Book Sale continues

October 28, 2007
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Sunday

October 28, 2007
Texas Renaissance Festival continues

October 28, 2007
1 - 5 p.m.
Fall Harvest Festival
Contact: Pat Hatcher
John J. French Museum; 3025 French Rd.; Beaumont
Phone: 409 898-0348
E-mail: pat.hatcher@sbcglobal.net
Event features bobbing for apples; crafts; games and agriculture lectures.
Contests include The Fall Bake Off; costumes; watermelon seed spitting and scarecrow building.
Pre-registration is required by Oct. 25 for the bake off and scarecrow contest.
Beaumont Heritage Society presents.

October 28, 2007
2-4 p.m.
Haunted Hotel Lite
Sports Connection; 6755 Patillo Road off U.S. 69 Exit 3514
Phone: 409 729-3300
Web: www.thehauntedhoteltx.com
Admission: $10.
This is a tamer version of the Haunted Hotel for younger children.

October 28, 2007
Haunted Hotel continues

October 28, 2007
Bad 2 Da Bone Bike Rally continues

October 28, 2007
Oct. 28 - Nov. 24
Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins
Learn more
Annual. Same dates each year based on the druidic lunar calendar.

October 28, 2007
Greek National Day
Greece observes.
Annual. Same date each year.

October 28, 2007
Hardin County Cajun Country Music Festival continues

October 28, 2007
Mother-In-Law's Day
Annual. Celebrated on the 4th Sunday in October.

October 29, 2007
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Monday

October 29, 2007
Haunted Hotel continues

October 30, 2007
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Tuesday

October 30, 2007
Haunted Hotel continues

October 31, 2007
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Wednesday

October 31, 2007
Halloween
Send a free e-card from Hallmark.
Annual. Same date each year.

October 31, 2007
9:30 & 11:30 a.m.
“The Snow Dragon” performance
Contact: Amy Ehrman
Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts; 707 Main Ave.; Orange TX 77630
Phone: 409 745-5535 or 800 828-5535
E-mail: lutcher@exp.net or amy@lutcher.org
Web: www.lutcher.org
Based on the story by Toby Mitchell. Recommended grades: Pre-K - 3rd.
Tall Stories of Great Britian presents
Part of the Lutcher Theater children's series.

October 31, 2007
Haunted Hotel continues

October 31, 2007
Central Mall's "Malloween"
Central Mall; 3100 Hwy 365; Port Arthur; TX 77642
Phone: 409 727-5592
Web: www.centralmallportarthur.com
There is no specified time for this event.
Central Mall Office sponsors.

October 31, 2007
Halloween Trick or Treating
Parkdale Mall, Beaumont
Phone: 409 898-2222
Annual.

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