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Arts, entertainment found during April Arts at arts center

Arts, entertainment found during April Arts at arts centerArt in all forms will delight the eyes and ears during the two days of 2009 April Arts events. The events are sponsored annually by the Franklin County Arts Alliance at the Cultural Arts Center. Above, Fran Hilton was one of the many artists who exhibited work in the 2008 show. See  the Cypress SpringFest Special Section in the April 16 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Bunny hopping

Bunny hoppingJakobi Kennedy and Mareli Castro eye the finish line of the sack race at the annual Easter in the Park Celebration. More than 200 children participated in the event that included sack races, other games, and an egg hunt on Saturday, April 11 at Tiger Stadium. See the April 16 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Hot music planned at bluegrass festival

Hot music planned at bluegrass festivalHot food and even hotter music will be on the menu during the second annual Chili Cook-off and Bluegrass Festival at the Alamo Mission Museum on Saturday, April 25.
The Lonesome Prairie Bluegrass band will make a return visit to the festival. A crowd favorite in 2008, the band performed for the more than 160 people who attended the event. Members of the Alamo Mission Museum’s board are anticipating increased attendance this year.See the April 9 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Kids ride free at Tour de Cypress

Kids age 12 and under can ride free with a paid adult registration in the Tour de Cypress Bike Tour slated for Saturday, April 18.See the April 9 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Retrospective exhibit reflects life and loves of Dean Teague

Retrospective exhibit reflects life and loves of Dean TeagueDean Teague’s life and love of art can be found in the retrospective exhibit of her work at the Old Fire Station Museum.

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Varied artists at April Arts 2009

This year’s April Arts portion of the Cypress SpringFest celebration will feature works by more than 18 area artists.
The variety of media being exhibited, demonstrated and sold is sure to have something for almost everyone. See the April 9 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

Key Club Bake-off entries sought

Advance entries are being sought for the sixth annual  Spring Bake-Off sponsored by the Key Club. The event, set in conjunction with the annual  Cypress SpringFest, will be Saturday, April 18. Registration cost is $10 for each category.

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Writers roundup set this month

Three award-winning novelists, two agents, and an editor will headline the 2008 Writers’ Conference sponsored by the Northeast Texas Writers’ Organization (NETWO). The event will be conducted at the Camp Shiloh Retreat near Pittsburg, on Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25. See the April 9 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.

“Newcomers” event Tuesday, April 14

The quarterly Newcomers and Friends Coffee is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Bankhead Highway Visitors Center (Thruston House). A one-hour town tour will follow the coffee at 3 p.m.See the April 9 edition of the Optic-Herald for more information.