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It’s a walk for a cause like no other, and the weather is expected to be nothing short of exceptional. The annual Golden Triangle American Heart Association has put another dime in the jukebox, baby, as its signature fundraiser — the Heart Walk — has this year turned into the 2015 Heart of Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K Run/Walk to be held Saturday, Nov. 14, near the Montagne Center on the campus of Lamar University.

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The Alzheimer’s Association of Southeast Texas is hosting its fourth annual Family Portrait Luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at the MCM Eleganté (2355 Interstate 10 Access Road) in Beaumont with registration and seating at 11 a.m.

The public is invited to purchase tickets to the event that will raise funds to battle Alzheimer’s disease and assist those dealing with the debilitating condition.

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Known as the “fastest athletes on dirt,” thoroughbred horses will return to race at nearby Delta Downs Racetrack & Hotel on Friday, Oct. 16. The 2015-16 season runs through March 12, 2016, and features 86 racing dates with 32 stakes races whose purses total more than $4.6 million.

Racing days are Wednesday-Saturday with a start time of 5:40 p.m. As always, there’s no cost for admission, fans never pay for parking, and the horse track is kid friendly.

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Not many bands have been able to make an instant splash on the national scene like Hollywood Undead managed to do nearly a decade ago.

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The calendar for the Performing Arts Series at the Lutcher Theater in Orange is filled with 13 incredible events, and the top selling shows among season ticket holders — Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers performing on Wednesday, Nov. 3, and Saturday Night Fever set for Tuesday, March 29 — illustrate just how varied the 2015-16 lineup really is.

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