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Liz the bloodhound

The Beaumont Police Department invites everyone to attend its annual Cops & Kids Carnival on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Beaumont Civic Center (701 Main St) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The annual event offers enjoyment for children of all ages, and gives local youth the opportunity to get to know and interact with the officers who work tirelessly to ensure the safety of the community, all in a fun, stress-free environment.

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“Suicide Squad”

After seeing the German athletes’ team uniforms last Friday night at the opening ceremony for the Summer Olympics, I had serious doubts there could be anything as dismal and sad. That was until “Suicide Squad” premiered. Surely the powers behind this epic misfire must have known what a hard sell it would be. Why else would they schedule it against the first weekend of the Olympic Games? But they get the last laugh because, despite the critical hits, this earned over $100 million in its first weekend.

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Classic Movie Night inside the historic Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont continues with the 1961 two-time Academy Award winner Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Friday, Aug. 12. The romantic comedy stars Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam and Mickey Rooney.

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Wynona Judd

Country star Wynona Judd will perform inside the Grand Event Center on Friday, Aug. 12, at Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, Louisiana, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $30-$45 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. The 52-year-old singer rose to fame in the early ’80s as a duo with her mother Naomi as The Judds and recorded 14 No.

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Painting with a Twist

Painting with a Twist will host “Painting with a Purpose” charity event Friday, Aug. 19, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost to participate is $35 per person, and it’s open to ages 14 and older. Fifty percent of the proceeds will benefit more than 700 local Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athletes. Register online at paintingwithatwist.com or calling (409) 866-0399. No painting experience is required. You’ll receive step-by-step instruction from local artist Jamie Gonzalez.

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