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Music lesson

Music lessonKimberly Motsch gets a lesson on the mandolin from Gabe Clayton at the Farmer’s Market as Bob McFarland snaps a photo.

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Fall concert details released

Details of the first half of the Mount Vernon Music organization’s 2010-2011 season were released last week. The season will begin with the Music Association’s annual Gala fund-raiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. The  Austin Lounge Lizards and a silent auction will be featured. A variety of hors d’oeuvres, drinks and sweets will be served by members of the Key Club of Mount Vernon.  See the Aug. 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for a listing of the association’s fall schedule.

Mount Vernon Music plans gale to open 2011 seasion

Mount Vernon Music will celebrate the opening of the 2010-11 concert season with the Austin Lounge Lizards on Saturday, Aug. 28 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Music Hall. See the Aug. 5 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for more details.

2010 Plaza concert by the Big Woods Band

The third in a series of the 2010 Plaza Concerts will feature the popular music of the locally based Big Woods Band.

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Farmer’s Market

Farmer’s MarketLaura Seabourne played the harp at the plaza Saturday, July 31. The Farmers Market is open every Saturday on the square in downtown Mount Vernon from 7:30 a.m. until sold out.  The entertainment typically starts at 8:30 a.m.

Young performer at Farmers Market

Young performer at Farmers MarketAndre Daniel, age 5,  played the violin at the plaza Saturday, Aug. 7.  Younger brother Aaron captures the performance on camera, seen in the background.

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Greenwood meeting set

The annual meeting of the Greenwood Cemetery Association is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 at the Greenwood Baptist Church.

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First Methodist’s organist receives music scholar award

First Methodist’s organist receives music scholar awardMark Beggs is the first Texan to receive the Brock Speer Scholarship Award.

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Musical presentation

Musical presentationThe Mount Vernon Music Hall was filled by 88 guests in addition to the 36 member choir from The Woods United Methodist Church in Grand Prairie.

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