Guests will see three beautifully restored automobiles: a 1922 Ford Model T Runa

One family, three generations, timeless treasures. The Stark Museum of Art presents a new exhibit titled Collecting Conversations opening Saturday, Aug. 6, at 9 a.m.

Everyone collects something. People buy keepsakes to remind them of their travels. They keep treasures to pass down through their families. Some seek objects that can teach them about the world. Others collect items that are valuable, beautiful, rare or quirky. Such “stuff” tells stories, sometimes about the objects, sometimes about the collector and often about both.

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The Galveston Historical Foundation will host the second annual Galveston Heritage Festival on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Kempner Park (2704 Avenue O). Enjoy music, food and entertainment from numerous cultural groups and organizations throughout Texas while learning more about the early days of immigration through the Port of Galveston. This year’s event will also include a Sacred Places Tour that will feature five historic Galveston churches.

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Jay Bruce

Beaumont native Jay Bruce was traded from the Cincinnati Reds to the New York Mets on Aug. 1 for two minor league players.

Bruce, 29, will play outfield for the Mets, who are 2.5 games behind the Miami Marlins for the second wild card spot in the National League, while the Reds have been out of playoff contention since the All-Star break.

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Cody Johnson

Crockett Street in downtown Beaumont will host the Big Texas Country Street Party on Saturday, Aug. 6, with gates opening at 7 p.m. Tickets for this 18-and-up event are $20 and can be purchased at the event and online out outhousetickets.com. Headlining the outdoor concert will be Cody Johnson with performances by William Clark Green and Sam Riggs. From Huntsville, Johnson is touring in support of his brand new album Gotta Be Me. His 2014 release, Cowboy Like Me, reached No. 7 on the Billboard country chart.

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