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Lamar University will be hosting a “#zeroLRA” film screening open to the public in the Lamar University Science Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22. The McNair Scholars Program, the Center for Academic Success and the Multicultural Student Advisory Council are co-sponsoring the free event that will feature volunteers from Invisible Children, a media-based nonprofit organization.

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Chambers Stevens

Comedian and Emmy nomi­nated actor Chambers Stevens has a file full of anecdotes from 40 years in show business and will premiere his latest one-man show, “Close Encounters of the Celebri­ty Kind,” at the Logon Café in Beaumont on Oct. 18 and 19. Tickets are $15 and available online at www.outsidethebox­beaumont.com.

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Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), Alice's Adventures Under Ground

The Stark Museum of Art and The W.H. Stark House, both located in Orange, Texas, invite families and visitors of all ages to take part in Illustrated Family Day on Saturday, October 19, 2013 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. This Family Day is free to the public.

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The 25th annual Chef’s Delight will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza at 6 p.m.

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Strait Jacket, a monster truck out of Georgia driven by Kevin King

Have you ever seen a 10,000-pound monster truck fly? Well, get ready Southeast Texas! A new breed of motor sports experience is coming to Nutty Jerry’s. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12-13, Monster Mayhem will take over Nutty Jerry’s new outdoor arena with the country’s best monster trucks, monster pulling tractors, monster mud bog machines and an appearance by the nation’s top stunt-car daredevil, Spanky Spangler!

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Mah Jongg table

Temple Emanuel Sisterhood will be hosting a Mah Jongg Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 6, at Temple Emanuel in Beaumont.

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Come join the fun and support a good cause at the Humane Bike Ride and Wine Tasting Event at Bruno & George Winery in Sour Lake on Saturday, Aug. 17.

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Express Children’s Theatre presents ‘Ransom of Red Chief’

Thursday, July 18, at 2 p.m., the O. Henry literary classic “The Ransom of Red Chief” comes to life in this hilarious adaptation by Patricia Barry Rumble. This is the story of two crooks, Bill (Alan Gardiner-Atkinson) and Sam (Brandon Morgan) who plan a get-rich quick scheme to kidnap the very energetic child of a local banker. But they get a lot more — and a lot less — than they bargained for. Their 10-year-old victim, who refers to himself as an Indian named Red Chief (Nicholas Lewis), is barely missed.

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Larry Jene Fisher

The Jefferson Theatre has endured nearly a century of wear and tear. It has outlasted hurricanes, floods, downtown deterioration and even an overzealous congregation who decided to destroy its original statuary, deeming the nude artwork unholy.

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