A force of nature … The American Red Cross will host its annual Hurricane Party with a slightly different twist this year — a luncheon instead of a dinner honoring the inimitableSallye Keith. Arriving at the Beaumont Country Club at 10:30 a.m., guests will mix and mingle with the honoree and enjoy the roving magician, who will perform feats of magic for the crowd. Tariff for this worthwhile fundraiser is $100, and the dress is business casual. The event is a great way to honor someone who has been super supportive of the American Red Cross. For more information, call (409) 832-1644.
Red letter day … Tuesday, May 17, is the day to wear your red for the Golden Triangle Chapter of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women” Luncheon. This year’s event to be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites Beaumont Plaza will honor Sandra Clark and Ellen Rienstra. Guests will arrive at 11:30 a.m. and hear stories from heart disease survivors and knowledgeable experts in order to be more informed about this No. 1 killer of women. For ticket information, call (409) 842-5995.
Jazzin’ it up … I hope that many of you were able to hear the sensational sounds of some of the talented performers at the sixth annual Jazz + Blues Fest held this past Saturday in downtown Beaumont. Hats off toLenny Caballero for all of his hard work in organizing this thrilling entertainment, with outstanding performances by Jimmy Simmons and Sylvia Thompson, Kyle Turner, Little Brian, Robert White, Barbara Lynn and many more. Can’t wait to listen to next year’s musicians!
Art be with you … The Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) in conjunction with Temple Emanuel Beaumont’s Love Thy Neighbor series presents “BESA: Albanian Muslims Who Saved Jews During World War II: Photographs by Norman Gershman.” This traveling exhibition from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in New York will be on view in AMSET’s West Hall and Café through May 29. Love Thy Neighbor is a new series of regional programs coordinated by Temple Emanuel, Beaumont to stimulate community-wide discussions and create opportunities to enhance awareness, sensitivity and understanding throughout Southeast Texas. The program is based on the positive lessons learned from the Holocaust: hope and healing, courage and triumph!
Candles and cakes … Birthday wishes for Mitch Smith, Wendy Malley, Michelle Mariani, Carolyn Ruddy, Jean Peyton, Lori Kubin, Sissy Park, Kelly Munro and Jill Proctor.
Until the next RSVP!