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Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center celebrates Earth Day with its annual Eco-Fest celebration and Butterfly Release on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a full day of family fun.

Enjoy releasing native pollinators during butterfly releases and visit exhibitors to browse eco-friendly products, learn about environmentally conscious services and see live animal shows. Local and regional organizations as well as businesses will have booths that provide information about earth-friendly products, services, and opportunities.

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Adrian, Andre and Anthony Woodard learned quickly that family is all you have. 

Original natives of Nashville, Tennessee, in 2009 the Woodard brothers established residency in Texas. The triplets moved after their freshman year of high school, when their father landed a job in Beaumont. The move wasn’t easy for the brothers.

“We got a chance to get closer because it was just us. All of our other family was back home in Tennessee,” said Anthony.

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The 2017 Jefferson County Go Texan Cook-Off is set for April 21 and 22 at the Elk’s Lodge, 11431 Highway 90, Beaumont. The two-day event will raise funds for local youth.

“This is the last major event of the year for us (JCGT),” said Jay LeBlanc, Jefferson County Go Texan ambassador. “We want everyone to come out, grab a great meal and help us in giving our stand-out local youth scholarships.”

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It’s a weekend full of fine arts events from Lamar University beginning with the Concert Band & Wind Ensemble Concert on Friday, April 21, at Silsbee High School (1575 Highway 96 N.) at 7:30 p.m.

The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music will present the Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Scott Deppe, director of bands, and Concert Band, under the direction of Eric Shannon, director of athletic bands, in a combined concert. This is the final band concert for Deppe, who will retire this summer.

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Time’s up! This expression has so many different meanings. You’re taking a test, and then time’s up. Cookies in the oven are done when time’s up. A sweet dog sitting in an animal shelter since Feb. 20? Time’s up! Meet Sarge, a young male Lab mix, and yes, he has been at Beaumont Animal Services since late February.

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