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It’s a double dose of Classic Movie Night this weekend inside the historic Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont beginning Friday, Aug. 26, with the Academy Award winning 1987 romantic feature Dirty Dancing followed on Saturday, Aug. 27, by Toy Story 2, with proceeds from that showing benefitting the Orange Shriners.

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Big Thicket National Preserve is hosting a celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th birthday at the Big Thicket National Preserve Visitor Center on Aug. 25 from noon to 2 p.m. with light refreshments and an opportunity to view a new PBS film on the national parks of Texas.

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Guests will see three beautifully restored automobiles: a 1922 Ford Model T Runa

One family, three generations, timeless treasures. The Stark Museum of Art presents a new exhibit titled Collecting Conversations opening Saturday, Aug. 6, at 9 a.m.

Everyone collects something. People buy keepsakes to remind them of their travels. They keep treasures to pass down through their families. Some seek objects that can teach them about the world. Others collect items that are valuable, beautiful, rare or quirky. Such “stuff” tells stories, sometimes about the objects, sometimes about the collector and often about both.

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The Galveston Historical Foundation will host the second annual Galveston Heritage Festival on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Kempner Park (2704 Avenue O). Enjoy music, food and entertainment from numerous cultural groups and organizations throughout Texas while learning more about the early days of immigration through the Port of Galveston. This year’s event will also include a Sacred Places Tour that will feature five historic Galveston churches.

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Hi, my name is Arnie, and I am grateful for all the nice people at Beaumont Animal Services: the animal control officer who found me, the judge who didn’t let my old owners take me back, the kennel staff who give me food every day and keep my kennel clean. I am grateful for my bed. Would you believe my old bed was a pile of wood pallets? I am grateful that I will never have to feel the weight of a chain hanging from my neck again. I am grateful for all of the nice visitors who stop by my kennel, and the volunteers who give me lots of treats!

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