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The City of Beaumont’s annual Rocktoberfest will take place Friday, Oct. 27, at the Jefferson Theatre with both inside and outside events. Sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewing Company and 2-Row/Del Papa Distributing, gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and feature food, beer and musical entertainment from the John Evans Band along with Cranford Hollow. There will also be a screening of the 1975 iconic musical screwball comedy The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 9 p.m.

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The Commodores, the United States Navy Band’s premiere jazz band from Washington, D.C., will perform a free concert open to the public Sunday, Oct. 29, in downtown Beaumont at the Julie Rogers Theatre with doors opening at 3 p.m.

Tickets can be picked up at the Beaumont Civic Center box office (701 Main St), limit four per request.

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Music fans are in for a treat as a dynamic group of musicians called The Magpie Salute including guitarists Rich Robinson and Marc Ford of The Black Crowes perform in downtown Houston at Revention Music Hall on Friday, Oct. 20 with doors opening for the all ages show opening at 7 p.m.

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I’ve put the dates of Nov. 3-5 on my calendar and maybe you should too. The Golden Triangle Rose Society (GTRS) of the American Rose Society is hosting the 2017 Convention and Rose Show right here in Beaumont. Rose loving folks from all over Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana will be at the welcome reception that kicks off the convention at Tyrrell Park Garden Center Building on Friday, Nov. 3, 6 p.m.

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Starr

This is Starr, a cute female spaniel mix who weighs about 20 pounds.  Starr is about 1 1/2.   She seems lonely and uncertain about people, and doesn’t understand a kind voice or loving hand. Starr needs an owner who will be patient, nurturing and understanding. An experienced owner who has worked with animals who have fear would be ideal. Starr would not do well in a home with children. She is a dog that needs love. Will YOU give her that chance?

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The 2017 Ram 1500 brings its unique style and personality to the full-size truck segment. With a starting MSRP of $26,495, the Ram 1500 is available in multiple trims, along with various cabs (Regular, Quad and Crew) and cargo boxes (5-foot-7, 6-4 and 8 feet) to fit different needs.

Additionally, the 2017 Ram 1500 offers seating for up to six, interior dimensions include rear legroom of 34.7-inches (Quad Cab) and 40.3-inches (Crew Cab); rear shoulder room of 65.7-inches (Quad and Crew Cab); and rear hip room of 62.9-inches (Quad Cab) and 63.2-inches (Crew Cab).

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Head to downtown Orange for the biggest day of fall fun this year at Stark Cultural Venues’ Community “Fun Day” at the Stark Museum of Art on Saturday, Oct. 21. From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., enjoy loads of activities throughout the museum, and on the porch and in the newly opened Walter G. Riedel III Education Center.

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Remnants of pink and teal confetti are all that’s visibly left of the Gift of Life fundraising walk held Oct. 7 in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual event that not only raises awareness of deadly cancers but also serves as a celebration of life for those who have overcome breast and ovarian cancer. 

And although the event only runs one day of the year, the life-saving services funded by events such as the Gift of Life walk are in need year-round.

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Beaumont Children’s Museum will host its seventh annual Touch-A-Truck on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Beaumont Civic Center. This is a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types — public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, delivery — all in one place. Children will be allowed to touch, climb on and ask questions about their favorite trucks in a safe, supervised environment. Accompanying personnel will teach the children about the equipment displayed and how the machines help the community.

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Paul Childers

The City of Beaumont will host Oktoberfest at Rogers Park on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 3-8 p.m., a free event for all agents. There will be a beer garden, food and plenty of entertainment from performances by Paul Childers, Mayeaux & Broussard and a polka performance from the Royal Klobasneks. From Nashville, Childers is a new breed of singer/songwriters and guitarists. He is trying to challenge everything you thought you knew about the future of music.

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