September-October 2015

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Abracada-BRA for the Cause

Bras for the Cause is one of the most unique charity events in Northeast Texas, raising money to benefit breast cancer detection and cancer patient services at Hunt Regional Hospital in Greenville.

Garden Gatherings Educate and Inform

The Texas Master Gardeners Association presents a variety of programs to help guests develop their green thumbs.

Blue Moon Gardens Holds Annual Fall Festival

Blue Moon Gardens in Edom celebrates the beauty and bounty of autumn during their annual fall festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 10.

Red Moon Farm Shares Organic Crops

Tucked down a county road near Van is an impressive family-owned farm with a host of organic vegetables and flowers.

Athens Welcomes New Winery

3 P’s in a Vine Winery and Vineyard is Athens’ newest establishment offering the finest wines made from grapes grown in Texas.

Great Vibes Fill the Autumn Air

Upper East Side of Texas venues and townsfolk are bringing some pretty fantastic music to the region mixing with natures glorious early fall vibes to make this one of the best places on the planet to be.

Wallace Finds Meaning in the Blues

Consider the stories we know, and don’t know, about the people we see. One example: the gray-haired man who sits in The Forge bistro in Ben Wheeler, bent over an acoustic guitar, his eyes closed, playing the blues.

Mitchell Has Writers Block for 30 Years

These days, Joseph Mitchell is most famous as the supreme example of writer’s block. After an illustrious career as one of the most respected essayists writing for The New Yorker, he published almost nothing for the last 30 years of his life, in spite of going to work at the magazine regularly.

Fall Film Offerings

War between man and dog, universe exploration, tornado chasing, farming seeds, and unsung instrumentalists are a few of the independent and dome-show films on view during early fall in the Upper East Side of Texas.

Piney Woods Announces New Season

The Piney Woods Fine Arts Association in Crockett is preparing for its 25th anniversary of bringing the best acts in the performing arts to East Texas.

Fine Art Planned for Edom

With more than 40 festivals under their belt supporting working artists, the small community of Edom knows how to throw a stellar art show in East Texas.

Reflections of East Texas Showing in Tyler

Five talented and versatile artists with strong ties to the region are in the spotlight with the Tyler Museum of Art’s major exhibition, Reflections of East Texas that is open now and continues through September 27.

Winnsboro Exhibits Women in the Arts

The Winnsboro Center for the Arts presents the annual Women in the Arts exhibition featuring the works of up to 30 female artists from throughout the East Texas area who showcase their art in the areas of traditional and contemporary visual arts, theater, dance, writing, and music.

Curious Imagination Enters Palestine

An innovative pop-up museum filled with exhibits that explore science, technology, engineering, the arts and math in a hands-on environment opens to the public October 10 at 201 W. Oak Street in downtown Palestine.

Exploring the Historic Bankhead Highway

Known as the Broadway of America as the country began paving highways, the classic Bankhead Highway was the first all-weather transcontinental highway in the U.S. running from Washington D.C. to San Diego, organized in 1916.

General Chennault Honored in Commerce

A historical marker honoring Major General Claire L. Chennault is scheduled to unveil October 14 at his childhood homestead, 1501 Monroe Street, in Commerce.

Happy Birthday Kenneth Threadgill

Born in Peniel near Greenville in September 12, 1909, Kenneth Threadgill is known as the “father of Austin country music.”

True Vine Taps in to Local Flavor

Small and unassuming, True Vine Brewery at 219 S. Englewood in Tyler proves that you do not need to be big to provide big flavor. Founded in 2011 by Ryan Dixon, Stephan Lee, and Dan Griffith it was the culmination of hard work and big visions.

Enjoy Autumn in Winnsboro

Winnsboro is a delightful place to visit any time of year but as autumn leaves start to turn delicious shades of red and gold along the surrounding country roads the area takes on a special glow.

Musgraves Returns for Hometown Hang

It might be easy for so many people to think of Kacey Musgraves’ return to Mineola on September 26 with her full band as the return of a conquering hero, an overnight success. The truth is, as young as she still is at 27, it’s already been a long journey, an odyssey of sorts, coming home for payback.