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July 4th Independance Day Activities

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Ben Wheeler Ben Wheeler is ready for another great Independence Day! Once again, they will be rockin' out at the Pickin' Porch in downtown Ben Wheeler from 12 noon until fireworks at dusk! Wayland Hicks, The Tuxedo Cats, and The Lone Star Rhythm Rangers will be playing plus much more. Hot dogs and drinks will go on sale for $1 at pm. Ben Wheeler T-shirts will be available all day. This year, they are having a special Flag Raising Ceremony that will include our local Veterans and Boy Scouts at pm. You'll also be able to get information on…

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July 1st: Star Gazing at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site

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Join Douglas (Doug) Parsons, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Tyler Junior College, for a night sky program at Caddo Mounds SHS. Doug will bring an array of telescopes - from a modest 4 inch diameter telescope to the large 20 inch diameter telescope. You are invited to bring your own telescope, picnic blankets and lawn chairs. Saturn will be high in the sky during this time as will the center of our galaxy (so lots of clusters and nebulae). Please Call To Indicate Interest In Attending. WHO: Doug Parsons, Professor of Physics at Tyler Junior College WHAT: Star Gazing…

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Summer Plays: Peter Pan, Rock of Ages and Legally Blonde

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June 30th-July 2nd (Friday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm) - “Peter Pan Jr.” - This is a STAR Camp student production on the Braithwaite Stage. Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, “Disney's Peter Pan Jr.” is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up... with no flying required. The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs and a story featuring one rousing adventure after another. Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John, but when her father announces she must move out of…

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June Bug Festival June 17th-18th in Ben Wheeler

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Junebug 2017 will be held Saturday, June 17th from 10am to 12 midnight & Sunday, June 18th 10am-4pm. The rustic restaurant and music venue is located in a turn-of-the-century blacksmith shop that now features a handcrafted cedar bar and tables to match, along with inviting, comfy booths. Surrounding The Forge is a three-acre park-like property complete with herb gardens, a teepee, and a pavilion where bands take the stage and dancers fill the floor. The Junebug Festival has so much in store including fine art booths, farmers market, green living forum, live music all day, and live art all-day. The…

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Radney Foster Comes to Love & War

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Radney Foster is coming to Lindale to Love & War in Texas on June 2nd! Considered an elder statesman of Texas singer-songwriters, Radney Foster has been a friend and mentor to many younger artists on the Texas scene. He's written and produced songs for Randy Rogers, Jack Ingram, Kacey Musgraves, Wade Bowen, Josh Abbott, Pat Green, Cory Morrow, and many others. His songs are regularly mined by superstar acts like Keith Urban, Sara Evans, and the Dixie Chicks. Radney Foster will be playing 12 shows throughout Texas in June, with full dates listed below. More about Radney Foster…

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Patriot Business Plan Competition: Win Cash

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The University of Texas at Tyler Announces Patriot Business Plan Competition The University of Texas at Tyler will hold the inaugural Patriot Business Plan Competition, Dr. James Lumpkin, College of Business and Technology dean, announced. The competition is open to all The University of Texas at Tyler students and Tyler residents, competing in separate tracks. It is sponsored by the college’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute and City of Tyler Innovation Pipeline. Successful teams can win monetary support for business development, incubator space and mentorship assistance. Initial entries will include a five-minute or less YouTube video explaining, demonstrating or otherwise…

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Claw Daddy’s: Spicing Things Up In Mineola

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By Johnny Griffith Springtime, more than any other season, brings memories of my younger days flooding back. I’ve always had chronic spring fever and was more prone to skipping class, taking off on road trips, and just generally doing anything where I could soak up the sun waking from its winter slumber. Some of the most memorable of those memories center around crawfish season back in my home state of Louisiana. Spring is synonymous with the rainy season, which in turn meant the Dugdemona would swell and escape its banks bringing with it the promise of pounds upon…

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Keipersol Distillery Tour

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Distillery Tours Go behind the scenes at the new distillery at Keipersol Estates! We now have public tours every Saturday at the distillery $8 per person at noon, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. This tour shows you the process of making Dirk's Vodka and you get a behind the scenes sample of our upcoming rum and bourbon products. When friends and family and a lot of special people get together for an event like the premiere of Dirk's Vodka at The Distillery at Kiepersol, it amazes me how many people go out of their way to be supportive, kind…

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The City of Edom, An Oasis for Artisans

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By Barbara King Just a scant 20 miles outside of Tyler lies a quaint, flourishing artisan community where you will find an eclectic mix of modern funky design and old-time Southern hospitality. Edom, a one-stoplight town, is chock full of things to see and makes a great getaway just a stone’s throw from everywhere. The one main street is lined with shops and restaurants, in quaint, old refurbished stores that encourage you to amble around, take your time, and browse a myriad of wares from antiques to pottery to apple pies. Coming around the bend into Edom, the…

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