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Natalie Sfeir

Natalie Sfeir, a sophomore speech/language pathology major from Beaumont, envisions a future where people with dementia are no longer ostracized for their disease.

“My ultimate goal is to help prevent institutionalization of those with dementia. I want to play a role in providing a better life for them — a life where they can go about doing normal activities, a life where they can remain, to some degree, independent,” she said.

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Classic Movie Night continues Friday, Feb. 24, with the Academy Award winning 1997 drama Good Will Hunting at the historic Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont. Directed by Gus Van Zant and written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, the movie follows Will Hunting (Damon), a 20-year-old janitor at MIT who has a gift of mathematics. He meets Dr. Sean Maguire, played by the late Robin Williams, who helps him find his direction of life. The movie is 2 hours, 6 minutes long and Rated R. For more information, view beaumontcityevents.com or call (409) 838-3435. Doors open at 6 p.m.

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National touring country singer Sara Evans is scheduled to perform at the Grand Events Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Friday, Feb. 24, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $40-$65 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. From Missouri, this 46-year-old CMA winner released her first hit in 1999 with “No Place That Far,” then followed that up with her first No.

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Beaumont Community Players presents Xanadu — a story of love, Greek mythology and roller-skating. The performances will take place at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts at 4155 Laurel Ave. on Friday, Feb. 24, and Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. with additional shows March 3-4 and 9-11. The March 4 performance will be a matinee with a special start time of 2 p.m.

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Carlo Busceme III

It’s a Fat Tuesday celebration like no other. The long-standing tradition of Taste of the Triangle will celebrate 34 years on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center.

Fat Tuesday is a day synonymous with food and festivity, and Southeast Texas’ premier foodie fest and fundraiser will have everything your belly desires. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Beaumont Civic Center box office at 701 Main St. in downtown.

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