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Shake off dust out of your bellbottoms and head over to the Grand Event Center inside the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Saturday, Oct. 1, for a concert featuring Jefferson Starship and Foghat. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20-$50 for ages 21 years and older. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

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Dionne Fontenot
Sharon Montgomery

The Beaumont Community Players will open its concert season Friday, Sept. 30, in the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts (4155 Laurel St) with a performance by the Jimmy Simmons Orchestra with special guest vocalists and BCP alumni Dionne Fontenot and Sharon Montgomery. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at beaumontcommunityplayers.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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The Texas Rice Festival started as a one-day affair in Winnie in 1969 and has since grown into a eight-day harvest celebration, now in its 47th year. The renowned Texas Rice Festival recognizes the significance off rice farming, a major economic activity in the region, especially in the Winnie area. The festival includes a carnival, livestock show, barbeque cook-off, nightly street dances, parades, pageants, music, great food and, of course, rice balls. The final weekend of the event is upon us with gates opening at 5 p.m.

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Maximus, a young male blue heeler approximately 1 1/2 years old, is available for adoption. He’s current on all his vaccinations and neutered. Blue heelers are working dogs, so he’ll need a big yard or, even better, a ranch or farm setting. Heelers are herding dogs, so homes with young children are not recommended. Maximus is alert and watchful and would be a great guardian for people and property.

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Curtain Call: Ann Wood

The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) presents Curtain Call: Ann Wood, an aesthetically captivating exhibition that will transform the museum galleries into an enchanting wonderland with an opening reception, which includes an appearance by the artist Ann Wood, on Friday, Sept. 23, at 6-8 p.m.

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