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Brenda Cannon Henley

“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” — Anne Roiphe

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Get up close and personal with the Houston Astros at their annual Picnic in the Park on Sunday, June 24. Picnic In The Park will feature an picnic buffet on the Minute Maid Park outfield, a 45-minute autograph session with Astros players and more family friendly activities, following the Astros 1:10 p.m. game against the Kansas City Royals. All proceeds of this charitable fundraiser will benefit the Astros Foundation’s cornerstone youth baseball and softball programs in the Greater Houston area.

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Those looking for a quick getaway this weekend in Houston can attend the charming, romantic musical Daddy Long Legs at Main Street Theater on June 14-17. Daddy Long Legs is based on the classic novel by Jean Webster and featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer/lyricist, Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), and Tony-winning librettist/director, John Caird (Les Misérables).

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Madison’s on Dowlen in Beaumont will host the return of Podunk along with special guests Six String Mafia and Curse & The Cure on Saturday, June 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are $10 for general admission and $13 for reserved. They can be purchased at the venue or by calling (409) 924-9777. Music fans should instantly know the name Podunk. They formed in 1992, and members include Jason Touchette (guitar, lead vocals), Duncan Isenhower (guitar, vocals), Paul Soroski (bass) and Brian Hays (drums).

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