Out and About

A soaring evening … It was wheels up this past Friday evening as co-captains Michele and Mitchell Smith along with first lieutenant Lynn Castle orchestrated the Art Museum of Southeast Texas silver 25th anniversary gala “Come Fly With Us” honoring Beaumont-born artist Paul Manes.

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Hopeful harvest … The 10th annual Harvest of Hope Gala benefiting Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. at the MCM Eleganté Hotel. Shelley and Joe Tortorice, founder of Jason’s Deli, will be honored for their service to numerous community and religious organizations.

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Simple Gifts with the Symphony … The Symphony of Southeast Texas is kicking off its 60th season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept.

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A seasonal sensation … Once again, the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual fundraiser Spice of the Season to raise money for Leadership Beaumont. This year’s soiree, Cartoonmania, was catered by Carrabba’s Italian restaurant with celebrity waiters dressed as their favorite cartoon characters. As they served guests appetizers, salads, a main course and dessert, they earned tips in Looney Loot.

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Red, White and Wow! … Lamar University President James Simmons earned another elite honor with induction into the Phi Beta Mu Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame at the latest Texas Bandmasters Association annual convention in San Antonio. In selecting Simmons to become part of the Hall of Fame 2012 class, the international bandmasters fraternity continues its tradition of honoring outstanding Texas band directors. Simmons was thrilled to observe that the honor puts him in the record books with his mentors and up for recognition by his peers.

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Hope lives in the heart … On Thursday, Aug. 23, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Beaumont will host its Hope for Tomorrow Luncheon and Style Show at the beautiful Tyrrell Park Botanical Garden Center.

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Carnival of the Arts … A virtual delight for the senses, REcreate is a vibrant creative cultural event staged in historic downtown Beaumont that was first held last year, and by the looks of last Saturday night, doubled in size this year.

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So many runners … The City of Beaumont hosted the first Calder Twilight 5K Run/Walk this past weekend with more than 700 participants taking part in this family fun event. The course circled the Historic District ending in front of Rao’s Bakery. First-place male Drew Bean and firstplace female Jordan Wellborn were thrilled with the terrific times and trophies.

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With honors … Sixteen students from St. Anne Catholic School competed with more than 1,000 students from across Texas in the 2012 Private Schools Interscholastic Association Academic State Meet AA Division held April 28 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. The St. Anne’s academic team proudly received 13th place out of 121 schools at the state meet, earning the highest ranking of any other elementary AA division team in Southeast Texas.

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