Natalie Sfeir, a junior speech-language pathology major from Beaumont, will host a memory café Monday, July 24, from 6-7:30 p.m. to create “Memory Matters” books and other useful tools for those affected by dementia.

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Parker is a beautiful male German shepherd mix weighing in at 52 pounds. Parker is a young dog at about 1-2 years old. He has a beautiful coat with chestnut, rust and amber hues, and just look at those eyes! Parker is friendly, very active and loves people. He is young enough to respond to structured training and can be easily taught proper doggie manners! Parker will need a large fenced yard to play and expel his energy. Parker can be seen at Beaumont Animal Care, 1884 Pine St., Beaumont. ID No. 30476.

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Talk about a hard sell: A comedy about a young woman in a medically induced coma near death is risky business. But what is it comedians always say? Comedy is nothing but mining your personal tragedies for laughs, and that’s what comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily Gordon have done in their touching, hilarious story.

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Actor and comedian Mike Epps is set to bring his hilarious comedic act to Beaumont at the Julie Rogers Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 21. Epps grew to fame in the mid 90s through his appearances on the Def Comedy Jam series then got his movie break in 1999 co-starring with Ice Cube as Day-Day Jones in Next Friday and Friday After Next. He went on to star in such movies like The Hangover, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, The Hangover III, Next Day Air and next year will return to the big screen as Day-Day Jones in Last Friday. Tickets are $69-$44.50 and go on sale Friday, July 14, at 10 a.m.

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Electric-powered, oversized plush reclining seats, wall-to-ceiling screens, state-of-the art surround sound systems and beer and wine selections at the concession stand are luxuries that Southeast Texans might have never imagined their local theater would offer.

But those luxuries, which many traveled to Houston or Austin to enjoy, are now available right here in Beaumont.

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