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Lamar University’s Brass Quintet

Lamar University’s Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will host its inaugural Brass Festival, a three-day event celebrating brass instrumentalists, beginning Thursday, April 7, through Saturday, April 9, in the Simmons Music Building.

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Adair Stephens painting

Ad Hoc Beaumont will bring the first mobile pop-up art show to Beaumont on Thursday, April 7. Inspired by the success of food trucks, Ad Hoc Beaumont is taking art out of the galleries and into the streets.

“We want to help people think about art in different ways and reach more communities of people, especially the young and old that may not have access to local art spaces,” said Michael Mason, founding member of Ad Hoc Beaumont.

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The Museum of the Gulf Coast will host a free Family Fun Day on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a day filled with arts, crafts, science experiments, hands-on demonstrations of Victorian and quilting crafts, plus learn how to spin, weave and knit through traditional art forms. The Museum of the Gulf Coast is at 700 Proctor in Port Arthur. For more information, call (409) 984-6453. The Museum of the Gulf Coast combines conventional and unconventional methods to tell the exciting story of the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast region.

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Spring has sprung! Best not to stay up too late this Friday night. Bright and early Saturday morning, April 9, you better get on over to the Annual Spring Plant Sale and Market Day. You’ll be sorry if you don’t. There are scads of new plants this year and hundreds of the classics.

According to the new horticulture agent for Texas Agri-Life Extension Agency, David Oates, the master gardeners have outdone themselves again this year. 

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I was mulling over this thought while cleaning up the kitchen after breakfast the other morning when someone knocked loudly on the back door: “We are here to work on the pier and did not want the noise of the machines to frighten you.” I had forgotten that a crew of big, strong men was to arrive that morning to rebuild and strengthen the 256-foot pier that goes out into Dickinson Bayou on Galveston Bay where my friend lives.

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