Beaumont YWCA Gala

One of President George W. Bush’s daughters will speak in Beaumont this fall.

Jenna Bush Hager will be the main speaker at YWCA’s Gala fundraiser Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at the MCM Eleganté Hotel and Conference Center. She is a contributing correspondent to NBC’s Today Show, an editor-at-large for Southern Living Magazine, founder of The Novo Project and chair for UNICEF’s Next Generation.

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Houston Zoo for Zoo Boo, Houston’s largest family-friendly Halloween event, will take place on every Friday-Sunday in the month of October. Friday dates are Oct. 21 and 28 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday dates are 22-23, 29-30 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., and then there’s Monday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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If there’s something strange in Gladys City, then it is probably time for another Spookfest at Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum. The Spookfest will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. with trick or treating through the boomtown buildings and fun activities for “ghouls” and “goblins” of all ages.

Village Creek Festival
Micah Tyler

One of the most anticipated fall festivals of the year returns Oct. 27-29 as the Lumberton Chamber of Commerce hosts the 26th annual Village Creek Festival held at Lumberton City Park (1300 Highway 421).

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‘The Accountant’

Starring: Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons

Directed by: Gavin O’Connor

Rated: R


After being shopped all over Hollywood for years with different stars and directors attached, this was finally made with Ben Affleck and scheduled for release last year only to have it postponed, again. You’ll have to decide if it was worth the wait, but for the price of my ticket, it was well above the standard thriller.


Native American Cultural Events will host its first Inter-Tribal Powwow inside the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and children 12 and under are in free. “More than 50 different Indian dancers from around the country will be there,” said Henry Pipps, event organizer.


Phoenix hard rock act Tridon will make a special appearance at The Gig in downtown Beaumont on Thursday, Oct. 20, with doors opening at 7 p.m. for ages 18 and older. Tridon is a polished, high-energy hard rock band whose members pride themselves on providing fans a fun and interactive atmosphere topped with hard hitting choruses and powerful vocal messages.


Car and antique enthusiasts will not want to miss Collecting and Care: Cars at the Stark Museum of Art (712 Green Ave.) in Orange on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 2-3 p.m. The event will include a panel style discussion about the preservation and restoration of historic automobiles using the Stark collection vehicles as examples.

ZZ Top

Every girl crazy ‘bout a sharp dressed man. Or so says ZZ Top. Here’s your chance to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Saturday, Oct. 22, inside the Grand Event Center at Golden Nugget in Lake Charles at 8 p.m. Tickets for this 21-and-older show are $65-$80 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com.

Ken Marvel

The Golden Triangle chapter of the Cajun French Music Association Harvest Dance and Gumbo Fundraiser, a celebration of Cajun music and dancing that will support the chapter, is set for Saturday, Oct. 22, from 7-11 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 6621 W. Port Arthur Road, Port Acres.

Ken Marvel and Swamp Rock will perform. Chicken and sausage gumbo with potato salad will be available for $8. There will also be a cakewalk and a dessert table.