The Lutcher Theater will present The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley on Friday, Jan. 23, with two performances at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $4 for the one-hour show and can be purchased at the box office or by calling (409) 886-5535.

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The High Street Gallery will host an exhibition of mixed media artwork by three up-and-coming artists, Chris Presley, Steffen Sangster and Everett Beaujon, from 7-10 p.m. Feb. 13. The gallery is in Victoria House, 2110 Victoria St. in Beaumont.

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Southeast Texans will have an opportunity to step into the heart of New York City as the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation presents “La Soirée: NY State of Mind,” a black tie gala at the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, Jan. 31.

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In recent months, I have written several columns about Internet and smart device privacy issues. Apparently, a large number of popular apps for both Android and Apple iOS devices utilize access to personal information of various types for other than the legitimate functioning of those apps.

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Ever wanted to try your hand at growing vegetables? Just think of the pure joy of walking out your kitchen door to pick tomatoes, lettuce, peas, beans, onions and other things to put onto your dinner table that evening. And it’s not that hard.

Gardeners around here usually start their spring gardens in March after danger of frost has passed. Brave souls who want to grow their garden from seed can start indoors even earlier than that. You can plan on success with squash, tomatoes, corn, okra, peas, peppers and beans.

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