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There’s still time to purchase tickets to the Champagne & Ribs “Wide World of Sports” themed event on Thursday, April 20, and help the Gift of Life win the monumental battle with prostate cancer. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Ford Park (5115 Interstate 10 South) in Beaumont.

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The Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts is in the midst of hosting “Steel Magnolias” for three shows this weekend beginning Friday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. and two on Saturday, April 15, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Written by Robert Harling as a play, “Steel Magnolias” made its Off-Broadway debut in 1987 then was adapted as a big screen release in 1989 starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirly MacLaine, Julia Roberts and Daryl Hannah. It finally made its Broadway debut in 2005 at the Lyceum Theatre.

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If you’re looking for a new snuggle buddy, here she is! This is Josie, and the folks at Beaumont Animal Services think she just might be the sweetest, most loving dog ever! She is a very laid back girl and would love to spend her days watching the world go by. She is very friendly with people and other dogs. She would likely do fabulously well in a home with children. Josie is around 6-7 months old. No. 29119.

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Birds and Bubbly

The Oaks Historic District Neighborhood Association is hosting its annual Preservation Bash on Saturday, April 8, beginning at 7 p.m. This year’s Bash is titled “Birds and Bubbly” and will be held at the corner of Eighth Street and Long at 2395 Long Ave. in Beaumont.

The outdoor event will feature a Cajun-themed menu plus take a sip of the signature cocktail — The Silky. Enjoy live entertainment by Katie Whitney & The Draw plus a silent auction. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the door.

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Olivia Newton John

Four-time Grammy Award winning singer and actress Olivia Newton-John will perform at the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles on Friday, April 7, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $50-$70 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com. Newton-John, 68, had several No. 1 hits in the ’70s including “Have You Never Been Mellow,” “Please Mr.

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