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Arts alliance dinner, exhibit opening tonight

Members of the Franklin County Arts Alliance will join together for a potluck dinner at the Cultural Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Sept. 3.  After dinner, an exhibit of recent art acquisitions will open with a wine and cheese reception at the Old Jail Art Museum.  For more information, see the Sept. 3 edition of the Optic-Herald.

 

Gala opens music season Saturday

“A Night to Remember: Music, Music, Music!” will celebrate the opening of the 2009-2010 season for Mount Vernon Music Association. The event is set for 7 p.m. Saturday Aug. 29 in the Mount Vernon Music Hall. For more information, see the Aug. 27 edition of the Optic-Herald.

2009 Plaza concert by the Big Woods Band

The third and final 2009 Plaza Concert will feature the popular music of the locally based Big Woods Band.  The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Ambassadors will host the concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 on the downtown plaza. See the August 13 edition of the Optic-Herald for a listing of contestants.

Quebe Sisters Band to be featured entertainers at gala

The incredible fiddling and singing Quebe Sisters Band, and Mount Vernon Music Players and friends will be featured entertainers at “A Night to Remember: Music, Music, Music!” Saturday, Aug. 29. For more information about the Quebe sisters and the event, see the Aug. 20 edition of the Optic-Herald.

 

Third Concert on the Plaza planned

The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce will host the third in its Plaza Concert series Thursday, Aug. 20. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. on the downtown plaza. Music will be provided by the Big Woods Band, and hotdogs and/or sausage on a stick will be provided free - courtesy of the chamber and other local businesses. See the Aug. 6 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Street dance planned for Go Rodeo festival Friday, Sept. 4

Calling all boot-scooters! A free street dance will kick off the festivities for the Go Rodeo weekend on Friday, Sept. 4. The Cole Scoggins Band will provide live music for the event. Their performance will start at 8 p.m. and continue to midnight. See the Aug. 20 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Cromer, Taylor exhibits in Longview

Local area artists Susanne Cromer and Ellie Taylor are among the artists being featured at the Artists in East Texas exhibit at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts.

Read more: Cromer, Taylor exhibits in Longview

Membership drive underway at Mount Vernon Music

Music lovers will not want to miss this season’s performances presented by the  Mount Vernon Music Association at the Music Hall. A membership drive is currently on-going. See the August 13 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Colorful treasures

Colorful treasuresColorful jewelry was on display at a booth set up by Karen Becton of Mount Pleasant during Saturday’s Farmer’s Market. Thirteen vendors set up around the downtown plaza offering a variety of items including fruits, vegetables, plants, and craft items. The market is open each Saturday from 7:30 a.m. until sell out.