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Texas Rose Festival Features a Concert, Coronation, Parade, Arts & Crafts Fair & A Queen’s Tea

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���������CityFest East Texas with Andrew Palau Hosts a Ton of Free Fun, Live Music, and More ���������St. Francis Episcopal Church Continues a Tradition: The Tradition of “Blessing of the Animals” ���������Hit the Bricks October 12th: East Texas Bridal Expo & More ���������At Goodman Le-Grand Museum: Novel Ideas Book Club & A Haunted Evening with the Goodmans, Novel Ideas Book Club ���������Spooky Good Fun with Classic Movies and Dress Ups at Liberty Hall, Downtown Tyler ���������Cowan Center Rocks the 2019-2020 Season: “Jersey Boys” On Stage, Laura Ingraham, Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue, Jersey Boys, Bandstand,“The Little Mermaid,” and “Popovich: Comedy Pet Theater” ���������Ranch of Dreams, Fun, and Animals October 15th: Giving Day for Apes 2019 ���������2019 Texas Rose Festival Features A Parade, Concert, Coronation, Afternoon Tea and More ���������Miss Kay from Duck Dynasty comes to Mistletoe & Magic December 6th ���������Dogtoberfest On The Square in Downtown Tyler ���������At Studio Movie Grill This Month: Haunted Happenings on the Big Screen ���������Come Out And See The Enthusiasm: The Edom Art Festival ���������Healthy Kids Running Series Tyler Continues ���������First Tuesday in the Garden: It’s Time to Plant Spring Bulbs and First Tuesday in the Garden ���������5K’s, Fun Runs & Much More ���������At True Vine Brewing This Month: Hoptober Fest, Drink Beer, Yoga and More Beer ���������Casey Edmonds Mosaics Classes

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���������“You Say White Trash Like It’s a Bad Thing: White Trash Wannabees” by Johnny Griffith ���������“Leaving The World Better, One Blue Note At a Time: Wesley Pruitt Jr.” by Johnny Griffith ���������“Tunes at Noon” in Downtown Tyler ���������“Please Fasten Your Seat Belts: This is Clutch Cargo” by Johnny Griffith ���������At Old Firehouse in Edom This Month: The 2019 Season Kicks Off with John Batdorf ���������November 15th: SHINYRIBS Returns to East Texas at Texas Music City Grill ���������Live Music Gig Guide

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���������“Rose to Table” Long Table Dinner at the Tyler Rose Gardens plus Cooking Classes ���������All in the Name of our Beloved Pups: Food & Puppy Love

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���������November 2nd-3rd: Tyler ComicCon Comes to Tyler ���������At Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary This Fall: Prowl-o-ween Fall Festival ���������At CESSE this Month: A New Name, New Exhibit, & Much More ���������Free Family Movies in the Park ���������At Tyler Public Library This Month: Fall Family Fun Summer at Tyler Public Library ���������Boo at the Zoo at Caldwell Zoo

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���������“Inside the Artist’s Studio: Four Corners, Robert Langham III by Derrick White ���������This Month at Tyler Museum of Art: “Passing Through: Works by Lloyd Brown, Pat Gabriel, and Sarah Williams”

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CityFest East Texas with Andrew Palau Hosts a Ton of Free Fun, Live Music, and More

The team behind CityFest East Texas with Andrew Palau – the large, multicultural music festival scheduled for October 5th-6th – is geared up to have some major fun! The festival will include performances by top Christian recording artists Blanca, Marisol Park, Ryan Stevenson, The Newsboys, Pat Barrett, and Lecrae. Additionally, award-winning country artist Josh Turner will perform during the final night of CityFest East Texas. More than 300 local area churches are producing the FREE event with the support of the Oregon-based Luis Palau Association. It’s a result of years of prayer and planning by hundreds of leaders from the faith, business, and civic communities in East Texas. The vision is to bring the Christian community together in greater unity, service, and proclamation – setting aside their differences to bless and serve East Texas. Focused on encouraging unity and collaboration across all communities, denominations, and ethnicities, CityFest East Texas hopes to celebrate and accelerate the good work of the Church over the long term, helping further influence culture, change lives, and meet critical needs. The hope is that this campaign will also inspire similar efforts in other cities throughout Texas. CityFest East Texas is completely free. In addition to great music, the two-day festival will feature world-class action sports demonstrations, activities for people of all ages, and a message of hope from evangelist Andrew Palau. The festival will kick off with a Family Fun Zone and Actions Sports Zone. The Family Fun Zone will have inflatables, face painting, Gospel bracelets, and a Kid’s Stage. On the Kid’s Stage will be a variety of entertainment – from dancing to magicians. Action Sports will have both FMX and BMX

Best Seafood in East Texas! demonstrations by The Stunt Dudes. Halfway through their program, a biker will give his testimony with a chance to respond to the Gospel. Surrounding events are also being planned for the area, including Spanish-speaking events for Latinos, a Buckout and BBQ, a gathering for business and civic leaders, and a luncheon for women. This festival is part of a larger, global effort by the Palau Association to support and encourage churches as they serve their city and share the Good News of Jesus Christ. October 2nd, 12 noon, a Ladies Luncheon featuring Wendy Palau will be held. October 3rd, 12 noon, a Men’s Luncheon will be held featuring Andrew Palau. Both of these will be at Harvey Hall in Tyler. For tickets, go to October 2nd, 7pm, CityFest BuckOut will be at 7pm at Cross Brand Cowboy Arena, 11915 FM2015, Tyler. The Rodeo will be a high energy event with bucking bulls, spirited horses, and plenty of food. Popular Country Christian artist Curtis Grimes will perform, along with a message of hope from Andrew Palau. To learn more about CityFest East Texas with Andrew Palau in Tyler, Texas, including a full schedule of events, visit cityfest/. About Andrew Palau For more than 24 years Andrew Palau has played a key role in the ministry of the Luis Palau Association. He has been instrumental in building the LPA model for citywide outreach as an evangelist, director, and key team leader. He has guided campaigns, led church relations efforts, trained thousands of believers in friendship evangelism, and proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ in person to hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world through evangelistic campaigns. Andrew’s festivals have brought him and the Palau Association in partnership with thousands of churches in cities throughout Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, the Caribbean, and the United States of America. In addition to his father, evangelist Luis Palau, Andrew’s own weekly radio broadcasts are heard by millions of people on thousands of radio outlets around the world. He is also the author of multiple books, including Secret Life of a Fool, a retelling of his personal journey to faith in Christ, and What is Christmas?, a groundbreaking evangelistic book.

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St. Francis Episcopal Church Continues a Tradition:

The Tradition of “Blessing of the Animals” By Linda Gray Approximately 85 million families in the United States own a pet or 68% of American households. That mind-boggling number comes from the 2017-18 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association, and logically they want us to love and dote on these special members of our family. A family that cares for and loves their four-legged - or two, or zero - child or sibling may already know that there is a patron saint for animals, St. Francis of Assisi. He is commonly depicted with an outstretched hand to feed birds or pet animals and is the patron saint of archaeologists, ecology, Italy, merchants, messengers, and metal workers. The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is celebrated in October each year. In Tyler, St. Francis Episcopal Church celebrates Saturday, October 5th at 10:30am with a “Blessing of the Animals.” Families gather on the front lawn of the church,

with their animal family members on a leash, crated, or caged for a short service and special blessing by the rector, Father Mitch Tollett. “This annual event is a highlight for our parish, as well as members of the community,” said Fr. Tollett. “We have blessed a variety of pets, including horses, and welcome all to join us.” St. Francis Episcopal Church is located at 3232 Jan Ave., inside Loop 323 at the intersection of Jan and DeCharles in Tyler. For more info go to or call (903)593-8459. This is free for anyone and their furry friends to attend.

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East Texas Bridal Expo

On the second Saturday of every month, people from all over converge on Downtown Tyler for Hit the Bricks. Downtown Tyler will be bursting with family fun, entertainment, music, food, history tours, art, and of course, the chance to check out a great locally-owned restaurant, bar, or retail establishment. The East Texas Bridal Expo returns to Downtown Tyler on and around the Square 11:30am-3:30pm. The East Texas Bridal Expo is the biggest Bridal Expo event in East Texas with nearly 100 exhibitors offering show specials and prizes for the Bride to Be and all participants in the “big day.” This event is free to the public but to win any of the fabulous prizes being awarded by the exhibitors and for food and drink samples the engaged couple and guest must purchase a wristband online ( for $9 each, guest wristbands are $4 online; prices increase the day of the event. All attendees that register online will receive a free Symbolize It Gift Card for your own personalized gift or custom print and entry of their name into drawings for the prizes from exhibitors. Your wristband will also allow entry into Liberty Hall at 3pm for the Bridal Fashion Show and Grand Prize presentation. You must be present to win the prizes. Brooke & Bre Bridal Boutique will present a Bridal Gown Fashion Show for you to enjoy before the Exhibitor Grand Prizes are awarded. Prizes will be drawn from the Raffle Barrel starting at 12 noon and at 2:30pm. Grand prize giveaways are: Bridal Gown from Brooke & Bre Bridal Boutique, complete DJ & Photo Booth Packages, Dinner for Two offering a Travel Certificate, The 1859 Goodman LeGrand House & Museum offering a free venue package, Southern Roots rental will offer a full rental package, Cactus Rose Design & Events Coordinating Services valued at $850, Paper n Peonies Services valued at $500, and more! They will have show specials and information to share with you, tips to help you making your planning and decision making a breeze. Fun and games, food samples, and prizes will be awarded throughout the day. A Cake Dig for fabulous prizes will be held and then a Grand Prize Presentation will conclude the Bridal Expo.

There will also be tons of swag, gift bags, samples - everything to make the Bride to Be’s dream wedding come true. It is free to browse amongst the many vendors and exhibitors! Also, going on around Downtown Tyler are: • 8am-12 noon: Rose City Farmer’s Market • 9-11am: Saturday Morning Cars & Tacos at ETX Brewing • 10am-2pm: Framed Jeweled Mosaic Workshop by Cassie Edmonds; tickets are $95 and include a light lunch, frame, and supplies • 10am-4pm: “Mirror Image-Period Costume Party” plus a Family Scavenger Hunt at the Goodman Museum • 10am-5pm: Treasure Hunt at Ye Olde City Antique Mall - Find gift certificates hidden around the store. • 11:30am-3:30pm: East Texas Bridal Expo: 100’s of exhibitors will be offering show specials and prizes for the Bride to Be • 12 noon-4pm: “Portraits of Inspiration” Exhibit at Gallery Main Street, free to view • 1-6pm: East Texas Sip and Shop; tickets are $95 and sell out fast • 2-3:30pm: “Robotics Makerspace” at Tyler Public Library - Learn the basic of Computer Science by programming a variety of robots. Sign up at • 2-6pm: Beer Olympics at ETX Brewing Everyone is welcome to participate! • 7-10pm: “Hocus Pocus” Dress Up and Movie at Liberty Hall Live Entertainment There is a lot of live music around Downtown Tyler. Check out these events: • 9am-12 noon: Live music at the Rose City Farmers Market. All ages are welcome. Free! • 8:30-10:30pm: Live music by Rafael Espinoza & The Rockabilly Railroad at ETX Brewing Co. No cover and all ages are welcome, including your four-legged friends. • 9pm-1am: Live music at The Garage Bar - No one under 21 after 8pm. There is a cover charge at the door. • 9pm-1am: Live music at Rick’s on the Square - 21 and older only after 9pm. There is a cover charge.

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At Goodman Le-Grand Museum:

Novel Ideas Book Club & A Haunted Evening with the Goodmans

Eat Your Heart Out For lunch and dinner sink your teeth into one of the local Downtown eateries. These are open on Saturdays: • Culture ETX, located at 118 W. Erwin St., Tyler, is now open. • Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant, located at 113 E. Erwin St., is open 12 noon-10pm. • Jack Ryan’s Steak & Chophouse, located at 102 N. College Ave., is open 5-10pm. • Cafe 1948, located at 110 N. College (in the lobby of the Plaza Tower), is open 7am-5pm. • Black Pearl, located at 106 W. Erwin St., is open 4pm-12 midnight. • The Foundry Coffee House, located at 202 S. Broadway, is open at 7am-11pm. • Garage Bar, located at 418 E. Erwin St., is open 4pm-1am. • Mi Mexico Lindo, located at 405 W. Front St., is open 6am-10pm. • The Porch at ETX Brewery, located at 221 S. Broadway, is open 7:30am-12 midnight. It is pet-friendly outside on the patio. • Rhea’s Hot Links, located at 204 S. Fannin Ave., is open Saturdays 9am5:30pm. • Rick’s on the Square, located at 104 W. Erwin St., is open 4pm-1am. • SportsZone, located at 115 E. Erwin St., is open at 3pm-1am. • Strada Caffè, located at 302 E. Front St., is open 8am-10pm. • Taqueria El Lugar, located at 111 W. Ferguson, is open 10am-8pm. • Tapatio’s, located at 614 E. Valentine St., is open 6am-10pm. There are usually a few food trucks hanging around Downtown as well so there’s no excuse to leave hungry with all of the dining options because in Downtown you can have your cake and eat it too. Hit the Bricks is held rain or shine, cold or hotthere is always something to do Downtown. For more info go to, find the event on Facebook, or download the FREE app “EGuide Tyler TX.”

The Goodman-LeGrand Museum is located at 624 N. Broadway, Downtown Tyler. For more information contact, call (903)531-1286, or go to parksandrec. Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm. They are closed on Sunday and Monday. Admission is free; there is a $2 donation suggested. Goodman-LeGrand Museum will host these events this month: Novel Ideas Book Club Novel Ideas Book Club meets at the GoodmanLeGrande House & Museum the first Thursday of every month at 7pm. The goal of Novel Ideas is to get a group of people interested in reading young adult fiction (no matter your age) to discuss the books in a safe and unique space. Books scheduled are: • October 3rd: “Blood and Salt” by Kim Liggett • November 7th: “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie • December 5th: “My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories” by Stephanie Perkins (Editor/Contributor), Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Pena, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, Kiersten White, Jim Tierney Hit the Bricks Second Saturday Fun Held 10am-4pm the second Saturday every month, Goodman Museum offers free fun for everyone. This is free to participate. Events are: • October 12th (10am-4pm): “Mirror ImagePeriod Costume Party” • November 9th (10am-4pm): “Hand Turkeys” • December 14th: “Making Classic Ornaments” Other Upcoming Events • October 19th (10am-4pm): Rose Season Open House - “Battle of the Roses” Recounting Tyler’s First Rose Parade • October 26th (8pm-8am): A Haunted Evening with the Goodmans - A cemetery stroll, night scavenger hunt, entertainment, and lock-in. Tickets on sale now! • November 16th (6-8:30pm): Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser - “Bonnie and Clyde” • December 12th (4-8pm): Open House “Home for the Holidays”

At Liberty Hall This Month:

Spooky Good Fun with Classic Movies and Dress Ups

Liberty Hall is hosting a variety of upcoming events. Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Tyler. Tickets are available online at October 2nd (7pm): Jimmy Fortune Jimmy Fortune toured, sang, and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. Fortune quickly lived up to his name. He wrote the group’s second No. 1 hit, “Elizabeth,� on their 1983 album “Today,� and followed that with two more No. 1 hits – “My Only Love� (from 1984’s “Atlanta Blue�) and “Too Much On My Heart� (from 1985’s “Pardners in Rhyme�). Fortune also wrote the top-10 hit “Forever� from 1986’s “Four for the Show,� and co-wrote the top-10 hit “More Than a Name on the Wall� from 1988’s “The Greatest Hits.� After the Statler Brothers retired on October 26, 2002, Jimmy seized the opportunity to launch a solo career to share new music with his fans. His first solo CD, “When One Door Closes,� was released August 2003 on Audium/ Koch. He released a gospel album, “I Believe,� in June 2005; a Christmas CD, “Feels Like Christmas,� in 2006; a live concert DVD in 2007; a country CD, “Windows� in 2009; “Lessons� in 2012; and the “Hits and Hymns� CD and DVD through Spring House Productions in 2015. This is a public rental. Liberty Hall is not in charge of ticketing. For ticket assistance please call (866) 710-8942. Tickets are $35-$45. October 3rd (7pm): “The Addams Family� Dress Up and Movie - Join the fun at this movie showing and dress-up party! When a man (Christopher Lloyd) claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams (Raul Julia), arrives at the Addams’ home, the family is thrilled. However, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) begins to suspect the man is a fraud, since he cannot recall details of Fester’s life. With the help of lawyer Tully Alford (Dan Hedaya), Fester manages to get the Addams clan evicted from their home. Gomez realizes the two men are conspiring to swindle the Addams fortune and that he must challenge Fester. Tickets are $6 to this fun movie. October 10th (7pm): “Beetlejuice� Dress Up and Movie - See this classic movie on the big screen! After Barbara (Geena Davis) and Adam Maitland (Alec Baldwin) die in a car accident, they find themselves stuck haunting their country residence, unable to leave the house. When the unbearable Deetzes (Catherine O’Hara, Jeffrey Jones) and teen daughter Lydia (Winona Ryder) buy the home, the Maitlands attempt to scare them away without success. Their efforts attract Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton), a rambunctious spirit whose “help� quickly becomes dangerous for the Maitlands and innocent Lydia. Tickets are $6. October 12th (7pm): “Hocus Pocus� Dress Up & Movie - Join the fun by dressing up and seeing this great movie. After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches’ book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal. Tickets are $6. October 19th (11pm), October 25th (11pm), and October 26th (11pm): “The Rocky Horror Picture Show� Movie & Floor Show - In the movie, a newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. This


Jimmy Fortune in Concert performance features the movie and a cast of live actors performing along with the movie! Prop bags and scripts will be included with your ticket. Please note that the film is rated R and the audience participation does involve adult language, so this show is recommended for audiences 17 and up. Tickets are $20-$100. October 31st (8pm): “Halloweenâ€? (1978) - A Halloween tradition at Liberty Hall! Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again. Please note that this film is rated R and is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $6. November 2nd (8pm): Dad Jokes Comedy: An Evening of Stand-Up - When three professional comedians become fathers, it brings a whole new meaning to DAD JOKES! Aaron Aryanpur (Comedy Central, NBC), Daryl Felsberg (Billboard Comedy, XM Sirius) and Brandon Davidson (Funniest Comic in Texas Finalist) are taking their stories and lives and laying out on the stage, all in one show! Trying to forget the pain of fatherhood‌or the pain you have inflicted on Dad, everyone can certainly relate! Towards the end of the show, the guys bring up dads from the audience to participate in “Dad Jokes,â€? where the boys help the Dads spin their best bit for everyone to hear. Fatherhood has never been funnier! Tickets are $20 each. November 15th (8pm): Mickey Gilley in Concert - Mickey Gilley has been wowing fans with his haunting sound of Louisiana rhythm and blues since 1957. Mickey grew up with his two famous cousins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Jimmy Swaggart, surrounded by the influence of music. Gilley made his chart-topper debut with his song “Is It Wrong For Loving You.â€? After moving to Pasadena, Texas in 1971, Gilley opened his world-famous HonkyTonk night club. He continued to show chart success with hits like “City Lightsâ€? and “Don’t the Girls All Get Prettier at Closing Timeâ€? both of which reached number one on the Billboard Country Charts. At age 82, Gilley continues to tour nationwide and sing his hits! This is a public rental. Liberty Hall is not in charge of ticketing. For ticket assistance please call (866)710-8942. Holiday Fun at Liberty! • December 5th (8pm): “White Christmasâ€? Movie • December 7th (7pm): “Die Hardâ€? (1988) • December 12th (8pm): Silver Belles & Diamonds • December 13th (7pm): “Home Aloneâ€? (1990) • December 20th and 21st (7pm): â€?It’s a Wonderful Lifeâ€? Movie

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Since its beginning in 1933, the Texas Rose Festival has represented the spirit that brings Tyler together as a community. Rich in heritage and tradition, the Festival offers enchanting ceremonial events - the Queen’s Coronation, Ribbon Cutting, and Rose Presentation, the Queen’s Tea, and the Rose Parade - all amidst a backdrop of brilliant roses as vibrant and colorful as the community they represent. You are invited this year as the City of Roses celebrates its 86th Annual Texas Rose Festival October 17th-20th, 2019. Queen Hanna Claire Waits is the 2019 Rose Queen. For tickets and more info please go to Events in conjunction with this year’s festival are:

Ongoing During the Festival

The Rose Presentation & Exhibit

The Rose Presentation is an exquisite display of over 7,000 rose blooms paired with the theme “Portraits of Inspiration” that is sure to be the most amazing Rose Show yet! This event is free to the public and opens for viewing during the Texas Rose Festival. This will be held Thursday-Saturday, October 17th-19th 10am-5pm, and Sunday, October 20th 12 noon-5pm at 420 Rose Park Dr., Tyler.

Tyler Rose Museum

The Tyler Rose Museum was developed to preserve and display the history of Tyler’s Rose Growing Industry and the Texas Rose Festival. The Texas Rose Festival history and memorabilia is housed in the museum featuring fabulous costumes and items acquired since the first festival in 1933. The Texas Rose Festival is to this day a volunteer-based organization that promotes the pride of Tyler and Smith County and the history of the Rose Growers Industry. This will be held at 420 Rose Park Dr., Tyler. Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 1:30-5pm, closed Sunday.

Texas Rose Festival Rose Display

Held 9am-5pm Thursday-Saturday, October 17th-19th at the Rose Garden Center, this display will be open to the public. For more info call (903)597-3130 or go to Admission is free.

67th Palette of Roses Art Show & Sale

Held 9am-5pm Thursday-Saturday, October 17th-19th at the Rose Garden Center, this is an Art Show and sale of Palette of Roses Art League in different media. For more info call (281)770-2083 or go to Admission is free.

Saturday, October 12th

6th Annual Roses in the Park Family Entertainment

Held 7-10:30pm at Bergfeld Park Amphitheater, 1510 S. College Ave., this fun night is all about family fun. Concessions will be available. This is sponsored by VERA Bank (formerly Citizens National Bank). Admission is free.

Thursday, October 17th

86th Texas Rose Festival Opening Ceremony, Ribbon Cutting, & Prayer Service

Held at 10am at Rose Garden Center, this is free to attend and will kick off this year’s festival. For more info call (903)597-3130. This is open to the public.

Friday, October 18th

Texas Rose Festival Men’s Luncheon

Held starting at 11:15am, Guest Speaker Mr. Barry Switzer, Former American football coach of the University of Oklahoma and NFL coach of the Dallas Cowboys will be featured. This will be held at The Cascades, 4511 Briarwood Rd. in Tyler. Tickets are required in advance and are $50 and up. To purchase go to

Texas Rose Festival Ladies’ Luncheon

Held starting at 11:30am, Whitney Wolfe Herd, entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of Bumble will be the featured speaker. This will be held at CrossWalk Conference Center at Green Acres Baptist Church. Tickets are required in advance and are $50 and up. To purchase go to

Texas Rose Festival Matinee Coronation Performance

Starting at 2pm, this special matinee presentation will be held. The Coronation is an impressive theatrical experience that always inspires visitors of all ages. Each year boasts a unique theme with gorgeous gowns, incredible staging, and an intriguing story that makes this a must-see event every year. Tickets are required in advance and are $10-$35. At 7pm, the Texas Rose Festival Evening Coronation will be held. Tickets are $15-$70. Bother performances are at R. Don Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center, 3900 University Blvd., in Tyler. For tickets or more info call (903)566-7424 or go to

Saturday, October 19th

Texas Rose Festival Parade & Activities

Starting at 9am, the parade will go west on Glenwood Blvd. and continue on Front St. to the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. The parade is one of the community’s favorite events! It hosts more than 120 parade entries with custom parade floats for the Queen and her court, color guards, bands, car clubs, dance teams, Shriners, and dignitaries. The parade is proudly televised and sponsored by KETK-TV. It is free to watch along the route and $7-$10 inside the stadium. For more info call (903)597-3130.

Rose Festival Arts & Crafts Fair

Held 9am-5pm Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday, this fair featured more than 75 vendors with hand-made items such as creative art, jewelry, photography, mixed media, food, wood creations, and more.

Movie in the Park

Starting at 7:30pm, this free family movie will be held at the

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Bergfeld Amphitheater, 1510 S. College St., Tyler. “Rebecca” (1940) - A Date Night movie will be shown starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine. Alfred Hitchcock at his best with a story of a marriage that is haunted by the aura of the husband’s dead first wife. Not rated. There will be a kid’s zone and concessions available for a fee. For more info go to Visitors can bring blankets, chairs, and picnics to enjoy the show.

Art Garden Party

Held 10am-4pm at Goodman Le-Grand Museum, artists and musicians will show their best at this annual festival. Refreshments will be available as well as tours, located at 624 N. Broadway, Tyler. Admission is free. For more info go to

Kiepersol Vine Day

Held 11am-7pm, this features wine and spirits, music, food, vendors, shopping at The Boutique at Kiepersol, and more. The Kiepersol Tasting Room will be open too. Kiepersol is located at 3933 FM 344E in Bullard. For more info call (903)894-8995 or go to

Texas Rose Festival Queen’s Tea

Held 1-3pm, the Tea is an opportunity to meet the Rose Queen and her Court in their full coronation costumes. It is traditionally hosted by the Queen’s family and the Texas Rose Festival. The public is invited to attend free of charge. It is an opportunity to showcase the 14-acre Tyler Rose Garden all in bloom.

Other Events

The McClendon House Tours

Held Fridays and Saturdays during October, 10am-4pm, this historical 1878 home will be open for tours. The tour includes the history of the family and of the youngest daughter, Sara McClendon, who was a noted Washington D. C. news journalist, and whose career spanned the terms of 12 presidents. Admission is $7 and children are free. McClendon House is located at 806 W. Houston St., Tyler. For more info call (903)592-3533 or go to

Festivals Gone By Rose Festival Gown Exhibit

Open Monday-Saturday, October 7th-20th, 9am-7pm; and Sundays 2-6pm. Festivals Gone By features the past century of Rose Festival Gowns including “Duchess and Ladies-in-Waiting” gowns. Also, Ms. Texas Senior Pageant gowns will be on display. Admission is free. This is on display at Prestige Estates Assisted Living, 6928 Paluxy Dr., Tyler. For more info call (903)561-6102,

Roseland Plantation Afternoon Tea and Historic Tour

Held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, October 14th, 16th and 18th at 2pm, these tours and teas are available to the public and feature a four-course afternoon tea and historic plantation tour. Tea & Tours are $35 per person and tour only are $10 per person. Reservations are required by calling (903)849-0205 or go to Roseland Plantation is located at 2591 State Hwy. 64W, 6 miles west of Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.

Cowan Center Rocks the 2019-2020 Season:

“Jersey Boys” On Stage

Fall is here and the fun continues at Cowan Center in Tyler. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Cowan Center box office at (903)5667424 or visiting in person 9am-4pm Monday-Friday. You can also purchase tickets online at All events are performed in the Cowan Center located on the campus of The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Boulevard – FAC 1120, Tyler. More information can be found at The upcoming season’s performances are: Laura Ingraham Thursday, October 10th (7pm) Laura Ingraham is the most-listened-to woman in political talk radio in the United States. The Laura Ingraham Show is heard on hundreds of stations nationwide and has been addicting legions of listeners since its launch in 2001. She is the editorin-chief and co-founder of the political news site “LifeZette,” which launched in 2015. Always smart and entertaining, she is the host of “The Ingraham Angle” on Fox News. She is the #1 “New York Times” best-selling author of five books. A former litigator, Ingraham clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Ingraham is an avid supporter of our troops and a variety of military organizations. Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue Tuesday, October 22nd, (7:30pm) Taj Express follows the journey of a young composer as he struggles with his music, and it’s only when he begins to follow in the footsteps of his idol, A.R. Rahman, that he discovers his path to success. This spectacular production reveals the secrets of the world’s most prolific film industry and the people behind the screen who make the magic in India’s factory of dreams. Rhythmically blending explosive dance with the hits of India’s most iconic composers and set to an unforgettable soundtrack by Oscar® winner A.R. Rahman, Taj Express is brought to life by the stars of Bollywood cinema and its greatest musicians performing live on stage! Jersey Boys Monday, October 28th (7:30pm) They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony® and Grammy Award®-winning true-life musical phenomenon, Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. Bandstand Thursday, November 7th (7:30pm) From three-time Tony Award® winner and Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler comes an inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing. It’s 1945, and six soldiers return from war to a changed nation. When NBC announces a national competition to find America’s next great musical superstars, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover the power of music to face the impossible, find their voice, and finally feel like they have a place to call home. “The show defies you not to be moved.” (Time Out New York). “The Little Mermaid” Thursday, November 14th (10am and 12:30pm) Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale, “The Little Mermaid” swims to life in this new musical featuring puppetry, songs, and an inventive set. Deep in the ocean there once lived a mermaid with a voice of gold. She often dreamed of the world above the sea and when she was finally old enough to explore this world, she saved a young prince from a drowning ship. She falls in love and wants to become human as well. The mermaid desperately asks a mean sea witch for help.

“Popovich: Comedy Pet Theater” Thursday, November 14th (12 noon and 7pm) Put your paws together for the world famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater! This newfangled family-friendly production features funny-man Gregory and his cast of daring jugglers, harebrained clowns, and over 30 animals including cats, dogs, geese, doves, and parrots. Mr. Popovich and his extraordinary pets (all rescued shelter animals) have been featured on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” and as a finalist on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” This is for grades K-5. Ticket orders are now being accepted.

Ranch of Dreams, Fun, and Animals

The Fund for Animals is the largest and most diverse network of animal sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers in the country. This facility is a worldrenowned animal sanctuary in Murchison, Texas that was founded in 1979 by Cleveland Amory, author and animal advocate. Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is located at 12526 CR 3806 Murchison, TX 75778. Tickets are $49, student/ active military tickets are $39. Additional under 18 tickets are $20. All tours must be prepaid. Tickets are available at or call (903)469-3811. Tours this month are: October 12th, 26th, November 9th, 23rd (9am and 1pm): Ranch of Dreams Tour - You’ll go on an inspirational journey through 1,400 acres of the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch to see and hear about more than 800 domestic and exotic animals that have been saved from lives of neglect and abuse. This bus tour will take you past dynamic

enclosures and rolling pasture. The sanctuary is not a zoo and is not open to the public other than by pre-scheduled, guided tours to respect the peace and privacy of the animals. October 15th: Giving Day for Apes 2019 From now until October 15th, Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is participating in #GivingDayforApes. During this global giving event, they are raising $10,000 to care for their gibbons, Princessa, June Bug, and Valentino. All donations will go to direct care of these endangered apes. Donate at Each dollar given will be doubled up to $1000. You can also raise money for Black Beauty Ranch by setting up your own Peer-to-Peer FUNdraising page at • Download “EGuide Tyler TX” App for Free!


Miss Kay from Duck Dynasty comes to Mistletoe Dogtoberfest On The Square & Magic December 6th in Downtown Tyler Saturday, October 19th: (11am-7pm):

The Junior League of Tyler’s 41st Mistletoe & Magic will be held at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler Wednesday-Sunday, December 4th-7th. Mistletoe & Magic is a four-day shopping extravaganza featuring over 100 vendors offering a wide range of shopping opportunities sure to satisfy everyone on your shopping list. The festival showcases antiques, artwork, gourmet foods, jewelry, seasonal decorations, housewares, adult and children’s clothing, and much more. The weekend-long event is also host to brunches, style shows, musical entertainment, and so much more. Tickets are available at the door for $10 each per day. Children 6 and under are free. You can purchase your tickets in advance at the Junior League of Tyler Office, 1919 South Donnybrook, Tyler, open 9am-2pm Monday-Thursday. Order tickets online at or call (903)5955426 for more information. Miss Kay Comes to Tyler Marsha Kay Robertson, one of the stars of the hit A & E show “Duck Dynasty,” is heading to Tyler, Texas and this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss! The Junior League of Tyler is thrilled to announce that the talented matriarch of the Robertson family, known as “Miss Kay,” will be a keynote speaker at this year’s 41st annual Mistletoe & Magic Holiday event. As a published author of several wildly popular cookbooks, a fan-favorite TV personality, and grandmother to sixteen children Miss Kay has a lot of wit and wisdom to offer. This special event is open to the public and takes place on Friday, December 6th at Harvey Convention Center from 9:30am-12 noon, exquisitely catered by the Montez Brothers. VIP tickets are on sale for either ELITE VIP for $150 per person (meet & greet and seated brunch) or VIP tickets are $100 per person (seated brunch). General admission tickets are $50 per person. The market will be open and these events will also take place: Wednesday, December 4th (5-9pm): SNEAK-APEAK – Early Shopping Event - Entertainment will be provided by the Tyler Junior College Apache Belles. Concessions and cash bar is provided by Montez Brother Catering. There will be a Silent Auction available from 5-8:30pm. Pictures with Santa will be available from 5-8pm. Tickets are $35 per person. Thursday, December 5th (9:30am-12 noon): The Brighton Brunch - Laura Young, President of Sales and Marketing for Brighton Collectibles and sustainer of The Junior League of Tyler, will share her incredible career journey and insight on today’s fashions, will speak. There will also be a style show featuring the latest trends in clothing by Mary V’s and accessories by Brighton. This brunch will be catered by Willow Brook Country Club, along with a bar by Montez Brother Catering and private shopping! The silent auction is available 9:3011:30am and pictures with Santa will be available 4-7pm. Tickets are $100 for Limited VIP admission (includes a table gift, reserved seating, and private

The SPCA of East Texas brings you the 4th Annual Dogtoberfest to Downtown Tyler! Join the fun for this family and daylong celebration featuring adoptable pets from local animal rescues and shelters, craft beer tasting from dozens of breweries, live music all day, shopping with over 30 vendors, and dining from a variety of local food trucks. The ultimate goal of the day is finding forever homes for as many homeless pets as possible while enjoying a fun-filled day of music, food, craft beer, and shopping. Highlights include 21 breweries and eight food trucks! For more information go to About the SPCA Weekly adoptions are held on Saturdays 10am-4pm at the Adoption Center, 4517 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler. Please come and meet the adorable adoptables! Adoption applications are available at The mission of the SPCA of East Texas is to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering, and elevate their status in society. At Studio Movie Grill This Month:

shopping) and $50 for general admission (includes brunch, beverages, and private shopping). Friday, December 6th (6-8pm): Haute Totz Style Show - Come see the latest in children’s fashion and enjoy some holiday cheer! Pictures with Santa will be available from 4-7pm. Saturday, December 7th (10am-12 noon): Milk and Cookies with Santa - Bring the children out for a cheerful morning of cookies with Santa, craft stations, Storytime with Santa, and a darling children’s style show by Peek-a-Bootique. Entertainment will be provided by the Robert E. Lee Southern Belles. Pictures with Santa will be available from 10am-12 noon. At 4pm, there will be a drawing of the Chance Drawing winners. Partner Card The week of November 3rd-11th, anyone that purchases a Partner Card will receive access to exclusive deals from local businesses who have partnered with the Junior League of Tyler. Donate $50 to gain access to JLT Partner Card and map out your shopping week, all while giving back to the community. To purchase a Partner Card for $50 and see what merchants are participating and enjoy the exclusive deals go to About the Junior League of Tyler As the League’s largest fundraiser, all Mistletoe & Magic special event ticket proceeds go back to the community of Smith County. Mistletoe & Magic raises crucial funds that help financially support local non-profit agencies and community programs. Proceeds from Mistletoe & Magic will be returned to the community through the projects and placements of the Junior League of Tyler. The Junior League of Tyler is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing women’s potential and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purposes are solely educational and charitable.

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Haunted Happenings on the Big Screen

Join the fun at Studio Movie Grill (SMG), located at 8954 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. Tickets are available at the door and at SMG offers box office hits as well as special screenings. These include: “Friends 25th: The One with the Anniversary” Your friends are still there for you, 25 years later! Celebrate the milestone anniversary of the beloved sitcom, coming to the big screen for the first time ever! This is a show about love and sex and careers and a time in life when everything is possible ... about the search for commitment and security ... and the fear of commitment and security. Most of all, it’s about friendship - for when you’re young and single in the city, your friends are your family. • October 2nd (7pm): “The One With Chandler In A Box,” “The One With Ross’s Wedding – Part 2,” “The One Where Everyone Finds Out,” “The One Where Ross Got High” El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie The Netflix event “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmywinner Aaron Paul). In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future. This gripping thriller is written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of “Breaking Bad.” The movie was produced by Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Charles Newirth, Diane Mercer, Vince Gilligan, and Aaron Paul, in association with Sony Pictures Television. This will be shown on October

11th, 12th and 13th at 7:15pm and 10:30pm. Special Needs Screening (11am) Family-friendly movies are free for children with special needs and their siblings, with adult tickets available for before-noon price. Special Needs Screenings are shown with the lights up and the volume lowered, and children are free to move around, talk, or even dance in the aisles during the movie. Scheduled movies are: • October 5th: “Abominable” • October 19th: “Addams Family” • October 26th: “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Big Screen Classics • October 9th (7:15pm): “Beetlejuice” • October 13th (4pm), 15th (7pm), and 16th (7pm): “Alien” 40th Anniversary • October 23rd (7:15pm): “A Nightmare on Elm Street” • October 30th (7:15pm): “The Exorcist” • October 31st (7:45pm): “Halloween” (1978) • November 10th and 12th: “The Godfather Part II” 45th Anniversary SMG Music Movies • October 2nd (7pm) & 6th (4pm): “Roger Waters Us + Them” • October 9th & 14th (7pm both days): “Metallica & San Francisco Symphony S&M2 • November 13th (7pm) & 17th (7:45pm): “Shakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tour”

Come Out And See The Enthusiasm:

The Edom Art Festival

Saturday-Sunday, October 12th-13th, 10am-5pm, the annual Edom Art Festival will take place throughout the small artist community known as Edom, Texas. The festival is free, as is parking. The arrival of young artists and new art establishments in Edom, Texas over the past year have brought an infusion of excitement to the town and to the annual Edom Art Festival. The famous East Texas art festival is now celebrating its 47th anniversary, and this time there are 20 first-time participants joining the dozens of returning craftspeople and artists. For this festival, the hamlet town will swell with thousands of visitors who make the regular pilgrimage. Regular visitors are sure to notice all the new faces and activity. On the town’s main thoroughfare, visitors will find the new Edom Art Emporium, a four-person art collective. Across the street, artist Kelli Holmes and her husband Don Hendrickson have opened The Experience, a large building that is currently housing a restaurant, a gallery, shops, and a yoga studio. The Experience’s central location with outdoor gardens and performance studio is a magnet for locals to lounge and watch the day’s parade. These entrepreneurs join jewelers Zeke and Marty and Potters Brown, the Edom pioneer artists who have been mainstays for almost 50 years. All this activity and the annual Edom Art Festival will make even regular visitors notice the enthusiasm that has come to town. The first time participants found the Edom Festival through the artist’s grapevine. Weatherfordbased ceramicist Cathy Crain heard about it from ceramicist Mike Grafa. He’s a regular at Edom, and when Cathy voiced her appreciation for shows in remote locations that have turned out to be her favorites, he suggested she apply to the Edom Festival. She did and was accepted. Photographer Steve Riley was encouraged to apply after meeting jewelers Zeke and Marty at a Wimberley Art Fair. He too was accepted. Jeweler Mary Geisler considers Zeke and Marty mentors,

and so with their encouragement, she also applied and made it. The acceptance process is by jury, and the festival is run by artists. It is one of the few in the state that can boast that. Leadership has kept the festival vital and tries to make the experience as rewarding for the participants as possible. Multi-dimensional artist Gail Delger finds the festival atmosphere more conducive to sales. For years she owned a gallery on the square in McKinney and still participates in a large artist co-op there, but over the years found that when the art was placed on the sidewalk more people bought. “The sales were out front, not in the gallery,” she says. So now that she has more time, she is planning on traveling to the art fairs. Regionalism plays a part of the artist’s success, either because the artist feels more comfortable, or the area attracts buyers who are enthusiastic about their work. A rural setting brings in the people who gravitate to Sandy Shiroma’s paintings on bird feathers. She meets many hunters with whom she barters for feathers. “Hunters and birders like what I do,” she says. The feathers speak to her: “They tell you what will look good. Their shape and size do not limit me to a rectangular canvas.” Photographer Kimberly Clark, who is new to the art circuit, found that the art fair scrum in Dallas’ Deep Ellum neighborhood was not a venue where she felt comfortable. “While it was successful, people were there for other things. It was stressful being in a downtown atmosphere. While I appreciated all the customers, I probably won’t go back,” she says. One thing they all seem to enjoy is watching visitors respond to their work. “It’s immediate feedback,” says Clark. “You can’t get that anywhere else. It’s feeding why I do this. Getting immediate connection is really fulfilling.” Food and wine vendors will be there as well as continual musical entertainment. Families are encouraged to come, as there is an art program for children. Edom is located 20 miles west of Tyler at the crossroads of FM 314 and FM 279. For more info call (903)852-6473 or go to

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Healthy Kids Running Series Tyler Continues It’s Time to Plant Spring Bulbs First Tuesday in the Garden:

Registration is now open for the five-week Healthy Kids Running Series (“HKRS”) Tyler at! HKRS is a national, community-based nonprofit which provides a fun running program for ages 2-14 that gets kids active and feeling accomplished, and lays the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. HKRS is seeking participants for its program in Tyler. The first of five consecutive Sunday afternoon races begins on Sunday, September 29th at 3pm at Pollard Park, 710 E. Amherst Dr. Tyler. You can join anytime during the series. Each Healthy Kids Running Series takes place once a week and offers age-appropriate race distances. Kids compete each week for a chance to earn points, and at the end of the series, the top boy and girl with the most points earn a trophy. All participants receive a medal, race bag and Healthy Kids Running Series t-shirt for their achievements courtesy of Healthy Kids Running Series. Healthy Kids Running Series teaches its participants to live an active lifestyle through goal setting and dedication. Over 44,000 kids participate in more than 200 Healthy Kids Running Series nationwide. HKRS is a five-week, nonprofit youth running program where kids can be competitive in their age bracket. The divisions and race distances are as follows: • Pre-Kindergarten 2-3 year olds: 50 Yard Dash • Pre-Kindergarten 4-5 year olds: 75 Yard Dash • Kindergarten and 1st Grades : ¼ mile • 2nd and 3rd Grades: 1/2 mile • 4th and 5th Grades: 1/2 mile • Middle School: 1 mile To register a child, please visit the website at

Every year the Master Gardeners lecture series is presented. A great lineup of topics is in store for this fall. Events are: First Tuesday in the Garden These lectures will be held at the IDEA Garden in the Tyler Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Dr., in Tyler. These are free and open to the public. Topics are: • October 1st (12 noon-1pm): “Summer Bulbs” • November 5th (12 noon-1pm): “Shade Gardening and a tour of the new Rose Center Shade Garden” If inclement weather, program will be held in Tyler Rose Center. October 12th (8:30am-2pm):

Smith County Master Gardener “From Bulbs to Blooms” Conference and Sale

Greg Grant, Smith Co. Horticulturist, will present “Bulbs for the South” followed by a bulb and plant sale held at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. Admission is free and open to the public. • Download “EGuide Tyler TX” App for Free!


5K’s, Fun Runs & Much More

To add a walk, run, or biking event, please send to It is always free to list any event. October 12th: 2019 Corkscrew Wine Run - Registration is now open and ready for you to snag your spot to run a 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon at Kiepersol Winery! Runners will receive a participant shirt, finisher medal, and quite the after party featuring Kiepersol’s best! A percentage of the race proceeds will benefit Pierre’s Mane Mission, which supports Tyler’s Breckenridge Village. For more info go to October 12th: Harvest Hustle 5K Lindale - The

annual event is always fun for all ages. A portion of proceeds will benefit David Powell Food Pantry, LISD Foundation, Lindale Fire Department, and Lindale Library. For more info go to lindalechamber. org or October 26th: Adventum™ Mindfulness Triathlon - Come join the 2nd annual ADVENTUM™ Mindfulness Triathlon at True Vine Brewing, 2453 Earl Campbell Parkway, Tyler. ADVENTUM™ offers a stigma-free experience that builds community and connects people with local resources to elevate mental health. The Adventum™ Mindfulness Triathlon aims to remove barriers for those hurting in our community. This triathlon starts with a 2-mile walk/run and transitions to a 45-minute mindfulness yoga session led by beFree Yoga. After the yoga session, Scott Martin from East Texas Stress Reduction Clinic

will lead you through a 20-minute guided meditation. After the triathlon, grab yourself a True Vine beer and check out all of the local sponsors and resources who want to support you in your mental health journey. This year, a Kids Mindfulness Triathlon event has been added to highlight children’s mental health. The Kids event will start at 11:15am with a 100-yard run/walk, a 20-minute yoga session by beFree yoga and a 10-minute mindfulness session at the end. Register at events/1103850256451927/. October 26th: 2019 Tyler Walk to End Alzheimer’s - This will be held starting at 8am at Southside Park, 450 Shiloh Rd., Tyler. There will be a ceremony at 9am with the walk beginning at 9:30am. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! For more info go to facebook. com/events/621888488263762.

November 16th: 2019 Tyler Heart & Stroke Walk - 5K Run - Held Downtown Tyler, this walk and 5K is locally sponsored by the Tyler Life Is Why sponsor, @CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances and presented by @UT Health East Texas. The Heart Walk is designed to engage Tyler’s businesses, corporations, and community at large in a fun-filled day of activity that promotes heart health through physical activity, friendly competition, volunteerism and fundraising. Registration is available at November 28th: 2019 Turkey Trot - The Tyler Turkey Trot was established in 2003 and continues to be a staple in the community on Thanksgiving morning. The event consists of a 5K and a Kids’ Race, and is held at Racquet & Jog located at 5403 S Broadway Ave., Tyler. The Tyler Turkey Trot is a tradition for many Tyler area families on Thanksgiving morning who want to do something healthy and helpful. It’s a great way to get some fresh air and burn calories before the big meal! For more details, visit or email November 28th: Lindale Turkey Trot - Join for the first ever Lindale Turkey Trot this Thanksgiving! The 5K race will start and finish at EJ Moss Intermediate School on Eagle Spirit Drive. Bring your entire family and make this your new Thanksgiving tradition! To register go to events/830327720634429 or December 1st: 2019 Tyler Half Marathon & 5K - This event will give athletes a tour unlike any other through Tyler. This race gives athletes a tour of the Rose City of Tyler with a finish at the iconic TB Butler Fountain Square in downtown Tyler. The 5k will also begin at TB Butler Fountain Square. A fantastic after party featuring terrific entertainment, food and adult beverages will be held. More information can be found at and be sure to follow The Tyler Half Marathon & 5K on events/1565352873583566. December: Remembering Pearl Harbor 5K - Held at Tyler Joint Force Battalion, Tyler, this 5K will have a Pancake Breakfast, a sleep-in option, and the 5K Run. Register at The Pearl Harbor Remembrance 5K run and 1-mile fun run will benefit the US Sea Cadets Tyler Joint Force Battalion. December 7th: 2019 CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital, Jacksonville Jingle Jog 5K and Fun Run - Bring the family out to this fun holiday tradition, run with bells on (provided), and maybe even see Santa fly in on a helicopter! Register at January 1st: Kettle Krush 5K - The Second Annual Kettle Krush 5K will start and finish at The Salvation Army in Tyler, Texas. All funds raised go directly into programs that benefit men, women, children and families in the most need in our community. For more info go to events/284470459137115. October 19th (9am-3pm):

Muscles for Miracles presented by Metroflex Gym Tyler

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The 3rd Annual Muscles for Miracles strength competition benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. Proceeds will help children facing fights few of us could ever imagine. The public is invited to participate or attend to show your support. Lift heavy so their burdens may be lightened. Entry fees are $50 per lifter and includes both bench and deadlift; $30 Bench Only; and $30 Deadlift Only. Teen and Open divisions will be competing. They will be accepting 50 lifters. Entry is first come first served. To watch, tickets are $5 per spectator. This will be held at Metroflex Gym Tyler, 3320 Troup Hwy., Tyler.

At True Vine Brewing This Month:

Hoptober Fest, Drink Beer, Yoga and More Beer True Vine Brewing is located at 2453 Earl Campbell Parkway, Tyler. True Vine is a local brewery built and inspired by: Integrity. Community. Love. True Vine is all about putting their neighbors before themselves and crafting brews that reflect the same, bringing people together and building community. For more info go to or truevinebrewing. True Vine is open Monday-Wednesday 4-9pm, Thursday 4-11pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm. Events this month are: October 4th (4-11pm): Teacher Appreciation Night - Nearly halfway through a semester and you know who probably needs a break? A teacher. Cooperative Teachers Credit Union and True Vine are hosting a teacher appreciation night starting at 4pm. CTCU will have a booth set up handing out FREE beverages to local teachers with a valid teacher ID. True Vine will also be handing out pint glasses and other swag for you to enjoy. Not all schools have teacher issued IDs so bring anything that can identify you as a current educator, administration, or college professor such as a pay stub, teacher directory, website directory, etc. October 12th (10-11am): Yoga and Beer at True Vine - Every second Saturday of the month, beautiful yoga practice is held under the pavilion. Afterward, you can enjoy a beer. Class and one beer

More Events To add your events for free, go to EGuideMagazine. com/calendar. October 12th (5-10pm): Shriners Buckout: Bulls & Barrels - Saturday, October 12th come to Cross Brand Cowboy Church, 11915 FM 2015, Tyler for this annual rodeo. The Shriners will bring cowboys on bucking bulls as well as cowgirls racing around the barrels. Joining them in the covered arena will be little cowboys and cowgirls trying Mutton Bustin’, and the brave few who try their hand at Mexican Poker. Lastly, don’t miss the Rodeo Clown Show! Tickets are $5-$10 at October 12th (9:30am-3:30pm): Countryfest - This will be held at Picker’s Pavilion, 205 E. North St. in Lindale. Stroll through the arts and craft booths, gobble a turkey leg, take a look at the car display, enjoy live entertainment, and bid on auction items. Children can spend the day at a variety of activities including The Texas Bank and Trust climbing wall, Lindale Police Department’s Kid’s ID Booth, bounce house provided by LifeSource Community Church, and lots of carnival games provided by the First United Methodist Church Lindale. Also, new this year will be the Austin Bank Mechanical bull! Tickets are available at Miss Texas will be at the Pink Pistol 10-11am. October 22nd (6-10pm): Bras for a Cause Join Women Council of Realtors Tyler for the 10th Annual Bras for a Cause Tyler! This year’s theme is “Fight Like A Girl.” Bras for A Cause 2019 - Fight Like A Girl! continues to honor breast cancer survivors and bring awareness to a cause that affects so many women. A portion of the proceeds benefits Susan G. Komen Greater Central & East Texas which serves our community by providing education, resources for screening, mammograms and diagnostics, and research to prevent and cure breast cancer. This fun event includes food, live music by the Darrin Morris Band, a live auction of bras decorated by local businesses and modeled by First Responders, a silent auction, and an interactive photobooth. This will be held at Cowboys, 8374 Paluxy in Tyler. Tickets are available at eventbrite. com. Regular tickets are $40 through October 20th. If purchased after October 20th, tickets will be available at the door through Eventbrite for $50.

are included in the price of admission. Tickets are available at the door for $10. October 12th (5pm-12 midnight): Hoptober Fest will take place starting at 5pm. General admission will be FREE! Das Boot glasses will be available for purchase (while supplies last) during the event for $15 and will include the glass and two beer tickets. VIP tickets will be available soon. Lucas For Sheriff will be opening the night on the stage. Vallejo will be coming in from Austin to rock into the evening and DJ Mr. G will close out the night with a dance party under the pavilion! True Vine will be debuting eight new or limited release beers this evening. Sola Bread will have a special menu for the night in addition to their full pizza menu. October 26th (5-8pm): Trunk or Treat at the Brewery - Come out for this family fun event dressed in your Halloween costumes! This is free to attend. October 26th (9am-2pm): Pep Boys Car Show - Join the fun at this annual car show held from 9am-2pm at Pep Boys Auto Parts & Service, 3616 S. Broadway, Tyler. They will have trophies to give away, food trucks, live music and lots of family fun. If you have any questions please call (903)561-8820 or go to events/723735764714899. October 26th (10am-5pm): 4th Annual Scottish Festival - From Clan History to Highland Games... Bagpipes to Celtic Dance, come explore the beautiful South Spring Baptist Church campus, 17002 US Hwy 69 S. Tyler, and enjoy this celebration of Celtic Heritage! There is free admission, parking, and door prizes! For more info email, go to @Tylerscotfest on Facebook, or visit October 29th (6-9pm): 2nd Annual Lindale Baseball Monster Mash - This will be held at Lindale Eagles Baseball, 1005 Brad Circle, Lindale. All players and coaches will be dressed in costume and hope you will do the same! Gates will open at 6pm for kids to run the bases, play games, get some pictures with their favorite players, and to trick-ortreat. The baseball game will start around 6:35pm. Tickets for adults are $5 and students are $3. Kids 10 and under are free and any student wearing a costume will also be admitted for free. There will be a Halloween themed bake sale so come hungry! All proceeds benefit the Lindale Eagles Baseball team. For more info go to events/367292934150331/. Casey Edmonds Mosaics Classes:

Jeweled, Trimmed & Framed Christmas Tree Cone Workshops

Casey Edmonds Mosaics, located at 124 S. College St., Tyler, specializes in high-quality bespoke glass mosaic floor rugs, wall murals, and other installations and artwork. To secure your spot in any of these class email October 12th: Framed Jeweled Mosaic Workshop - This one-day class offers an opportunity to create an amazing jeweled mosaic art piece, with much detailing and no grouting. You will be provided with the frames, prepared velvet-lined boards and patterns necessary for you to go home with your own finished masterpiece. Class cost is $95. October 26th & 27th: Jeweled and Trimmed Christmas Tree Cone Workshop - This is the first of this kind, one-day class offering an opportunity to create a beautiful 3-D Christmas tree. All the materials you will need will be supplied. Class cost is $125. • Download “EGuide Tyler TX” App for Free!



You Say White Trash Like It’s a Bad Thing:

White Trash Wannabees By Johnny Griffith

They’re loud, they’re rowdy, and they’re some of the most talented musicians you’ll find on one stage. They are the White Trash Wannabees (WTW) and in case you didn’t get the memo, they’re here to have fun and play some great music. This three-piece band out of East Texas has been tearing up stages in the area for over a decade and brings a mix of talent and charisma to the stage that is second to none in the rock scene around here. With a healthy catalog of crowd favorites and a growing number of originals mixed in, WTW has cultivated a loyal fan base with whom they have a great relationship and love to interact with from the stage during shows. Having recently released a new CD and with more originals on the way, I decided it was time to sit down with guitarist and frontman Donnie Dodson to get a better idea of just exactly who these guys are: Johnny: So what is the current lineup of White Trash Wannabees? Donnie: For a while now WTW has been me, Donnie Dodson on guitar, my brother Dustin Dodson on bass, and Jay Baker on drums and vocals. We’ve got a really good groove together and have gotten really tight with the current lineup. Johnny: Where is everyone from originally, and currently living? If not local, what brought you to East Texas? Donnie: Dustin and I grew up in Linden and have been living there pretty much our whole lives. Jay currently lives in Longview. Johnny: You guys have been in the East Texas music scene for several years. When did the idea for the band first take shape? Donnie: Well, I guess it would be around 2008 when it first took shape. I was just getting out of another band and Dustin was just finishing High

School so we decided it would be a great idea to put something together so we could be in a band together. There aren’t just a ton of opportunities out there to do something you love doing with your brother so we made it happen. Johnny: How did you all get started in music initially? Donnie: Our family on our mom’s side pretty much all play music so it was sort of expected that you’d end up playing something growing up. Jay’s family was pretty much the same way, so I would say we all came by it naturally from a very young age. Johnny: Who were some of your early influences? Donnie: Man that’s always a tough question to really nail down. Our influences are kind of all over the place. I think though, for the band as a whole, it would be safe to say our influences would be mainly 70’s and 90’s rock, like Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top from the ’70s and Alice In Chains and STP from the ’90s. Pretty much it’s the rock that you can sing along to and sticks in your head. Johnny: So how about the name of the band, what’s the story behind that? Donnie: Well the name kind of started out as a joke several years ago and at some point just became permanent. Johnny: A typical WTW show could have just about any song, from any genre, in it including your own originals. What do you consider the “genre” of the band to be, or do you like being hard to pin down? Donnie: We really don’t like to be pinned down but at the end of the day we are definitely more of a Rock band than anything else. That being said, we will try to please everyone that comes to see us no matter what genre of music they want to hear. We can have fun with anything and are willing to try to play just about anything. You might come to one of our shows and hear anything from rock to country to our originals to our version of some old rap songs. It just depends on the night and the crowd. Johnny: White Trash Wannabees had a CD release party recently. Was this your first CD and what was that process like? Donnie: We’ve had a couple of CDs we released previously but this is really the first thing that we really went all out on and tried our best to make it as perfect as we were capable of doing. As far as the process, we recorded in Dallas at Empire Sound

Studio, which I would recommend to anybody who is looking to record. We really had a fun time recording and getting to hear the songs really come to life, but we’re glad to be done and have our album out for our fans to enjoy. Johnny: How has the reception been so far? Donnie: The reception to the album has been great, and we just recently released it online so we’re really excited. It’s been great hearing all the positive feedback. Johnny: Do you have any show you’ve played that sticks out in the memory banks? Donnie: Man, there have been so many fun shows over the years it would be impossible to pick just one. Each show has its own personality and memories that are just as good as the next one. Johnny: What’s coming up in the rest of 2019 that has you excited? Donnie: We are looking forward to trying to spread the music around as much as possible. We’re going to continue writing and do our best to give everybody some more original songs that we plan to be recording in the near future. Johnny: How would you describe a White Trash Wannabees show to a first-timer? Donnie: It’s definitely a high energy show and it’s just a good time. We love having fun WITH the audience, and if they want to hear something, we don’t want them to be scared to come ask for it. Johnny: The East Texas music scene is a pretty tight group. Besides yourselves, who’s the one-act out there locally, maybe flying under the radar, that you’re excited to see what they do next? Donnie: We’re definitely fortunate to be friends with a lot of the local bands. It’s all a pretty tight bunch and we tend to get on stage together often. There are a bunch of great bands in this area that are all deserving of attention, but Post Profit and Lee Mathis and the Brutally Handsome are putting out some good stuff right now that everyone needs to check out. Find WTB at and

Paul Cauthen in Concert at Bergfeld Park On Friday, October 25th, the City of Tyler and Liberty Hall will host the annual Bergfeld Showcase Concert on the Centene Stage at Bergfeld Park, located at 1510 S. College Ave. in Tyler. The event kicks off at 6pm with fun and food trucks and live music beginning at 7:30pm. This year, Bergfeld Park welcomes home Paul Cauthen. The Tylerite first earned his reputation as a fire-breathing truth-teller with the acclaimed rootsrock band Sons of Fathers. However, it wasn’t until the 2016 release of his solo debut, “My Gospel,” that he truly tapped into the full depth of his prodigious talents. He is now on a debut tour of his latest album “Room 41.” “Room 41” delights with electrifying performances that blend old-school country and gritty soul with 70’s funk and stirring gospel. Local favorite food trucks will be present for quality dining, including Say Cheese, ETX, What about Kabobs, and Kona Ice. This is free to attend.



Leaving The World Better, One Blue Note At a Time:

Wesley Pruitt Jr. By Johnny Griffith Music is a funny thing. It’s really all up to interpretation as to how it affects the listener, no matter what the original composer intended. That’s why music performed live and in person is so important to conveying a certain feeling with that music as it gives a chance for people to experience the performance rather than just listen to it, and there might not be a better example of a musician in this area bringing people into the experience of music than Wesley Pruitt Jr. A lifelong music fan, Pruitt has been immersed in the blues since he was a teenager, but his outlook on life is anything but blue. He believes he had the destiny to play music and share his joy of performing with those around him and he has been sharing that joy on stages for a couple of decades now. A talented vocalist and accomplished guitarist, Pruitt takes the stage with his band and delights audiences with his interpretation of blues classics. I sat down with him earlier this month to learn more about the bluesman: Johnny: Let’s start with a little history lesson. Are you from East Texas originally? Wesley: I grew up right here in Canton. I moved away for a brief time but currently reside in Canton. I graduated from Canton High School in 2001 and later received my associates degree from TJC. Earning my associates was a personal goal I set before completing high school and it was a “must do” before I pursued music full time. I’ve worked some jobs while playing gigs but I’ve been a full time musician since about 2007. Johnny: So when did you first start taking an interest in music? Wesley: I honestly don’t think I took an interest as much as it took an interest in me from the time I was a baby. Long before my dad, Wesley Sr., passed I remember he and mom telling me stories of how proud he was that he finally had a son. He would ride around the community with me as a baby listening to music, and I really remember the music. I remember the guitar bends of BB King, the driving bass lines of Waylon Jennings, and the smooth phenomenal vocals of Bobby Blue Bland. Still to this day, Mom is shocked how I can remember describing what I heard. Since then I’ve been chasing what’s been in me the whole time. Johnny: Was there anyone in particular that helped push you in those early years and kept you focused on music when it would have been easier to have gone another direction? Wesley: In my early years there wasn’t really anyone that helped me. However, as a young boy I was heavily drawn to the electric guitar and I loved when they had gospel quartets at church. My sister took piano lessons, so in grade school I broke the house rules then of not being allowed to play the piano without supervision. Back then I was trying to play by ear and didn’t really know what I was doing. I just heard what I liked and it had to be figured out. While growing up James Temple would play songs for me when mom took me to the music store. He knew I was destined to play and was very patient in helping me understand the things I ran from in my early days of trying to learn guitar. Rob Toups is the single most important person that lit the fire under my behind with music. He taught much more than learning how to play. He provided all of the band students with every tool it took to be successful in high school and beyond! Oh did I mention I was

a sousaphone player in the Canton High School Mighty Eagle Band. My first choice was to play the sax but we couldn’t afford the instrument. Johnny: Who were some of your early musical influences? Wesley: My early musical influences range from B.B. King; a gentleman by the name Stanley McGee who was at the time the lead musician - he was a guitarist of Evangelist Temple C.O.G.I.C; and all blues guitar players that I heard while growing up. I received my first electric guitar at age 7 and I have to admit the enjoyment and work ethic at learning didn’t last long at that point, but at age 15, I was introduced to Stevie Ray Vaughan. He blew me away and I’ve never looked back since then. Johnny: At what point did you first get the feeling you could take this beyond just a hobby and do something else with it? Wesley: At age 15, I was learning at a very speedy pace and by age 17, I was one of two guitar players in the high school Jazz Band. I absolutely got crushed day after day by my band director Mr. Toups and it was the best thing that really could’ve happened at the time. I was learning everything backwards. All I cared for and knew was that I wanted to shred and play like Stevie Ray Vaughan. Well, obviously there is so much more in being a musician and mastering the guitar. I’ll never stop learning ya know! The jazz band played at one of our pep rallies and the school literally exploded with cheer when I first sang and played “Tightrope” with the jazz band. It was so loud, none of us could hear the vocals or music like we needed to. After that, I knew there was really something there and I started to see a path to push forward. Johnny: When and where was your first public performance and what do you remember from it? Wesley: I have had so many performances, but I think at my first performance I wasn’t even a guitar player at the time. I had put together a band to perform at church. It went well but I wanted so much more. Johnny: What is the current line up of the Wesley Pruitt Band? Wesley: The core line up of The Wesley Pruitt Band is Chase Murdock on drums, Calvin Sheffield on bass, and myself on guitar and vocals. I hire out guest players as our fourth piece. We’ve been very honored to have players such as Junior Knight, Chris Keathley, Andrew Frye, Danny Phillips Jr., and so many more. Johnny: You’ve played a lot of stages around the region and state, do any stand out amongst the rest? Wesley: For the longest, the Main Silverado Stage of the Great State Fair of Texas has always been one of our favs. It truly is one of the best of what we call “the big” stages.” Performing at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia ranks really high, but one of the best shows, and best times, we’ve had on stage is when we performed on the outside stage at Omas Secret Garden. It’s in Gruene, just outside of New Braunfels. We played 3 hours straight our first time there with no break. We tried to end the show and got two standing ovations in a row with encores. That’s a feeling, and a stage, I’ll never forget! Johnny: East Texas isn’t necessarily synonymous with the blues like other parts of the country are, yet there have been notable blues artists to come out of this area and find success. Do you feel it has been more of a challenge to “convert” local fans to the gospel of the blues or do you feel there is a firm foundation in the genre here for newer generations of blues artists? Wesley: I think the foundation of the blues is as firm as ever, but I only feel that way because everything has the blues in it. I get such a kick out of seeing younger musicians than myself be taken by

the blues. It feels so good ya know. With that being said and thankfully getting to pick up knowledge from reading things by my idol, Buddy Guy, I no longer try to “convert” people with the blues. I used to be ashamed early on to perform it amongst certain “cool” people, but from hearing from the added list of influences that I have now, it’s all about just saying something, man, from deep within. The end result is digging out, loving one another, and spreading the love through music. Johnny: What have been some of the biggest challenges in your musical career thus far? Wesley: The biggest challenge has been to balance music career full time and be a father with school for my son and all the responsibility that comes with that. Sometimes I have to miss him for a day or two during the week because of out of state shows. I also know at times I will be more demanded and will miss even more. I try to make sure I spend as much time with him as I can at this point. He’s definitely my heartbeat! I thank God every day for the awesome support system I have through my mom, aunt, and best friends that are always there for him as well. It really does take a village. Johnny: How many albums have you released to this point? Are there any plans for one in the near future? Wesley: I’ve released a total of three albums: two EPs and one full album, “Line ’Em Up.” There are definitely huge plans for several more in the future. It’s not officially launched but I’m currently in the middle of kicking off a campaign to raise funds for a new album, two music videos, radio promoting, artwork, album designs, radio tours etc. Our number one goal in the beginning was to get businesses and individuals to sign on for 10 private shows for “X” amount of dollars. There have been a few to already commit to that. All of the funds, except for what we have to pay out for sound, will go straight to our album campaign. It’s very hard and we learned so much from having such a great album with “Line ‘Em Up” but now we are not able to put all the resources behind it. I’m not saying we have it all figured out, but a lot has been learned since our first chart single fizzled out at number 39. Johnny: When you take the stage each night, what is one thing you hope you can convey to the fans before they leave to go home? Wesley: Before every show I can almost see it from beginning to middle to the end of how I hope it goes! It’s not always that way but the path of life I’m on, which comes with my faith in Christ, is to speak good things into existence. I want people to leave our show much happier than they came and I want them to have a sense of peace in their hearts. I don’t think the world can have too much of that. Johnny: What do you have coming up on the radar that excites you for the rest of 2019 and beyond? Wesley: We have shows all the way through

next year and our calendar can be seen at Anytime we are at Moore’s Store in Ben Wheeler, Texas it’s a blast. I know we are doing some Arkansas runs and very excited to be performing a festival in Missouri, I think in mid October. I’m very excited to perform at Moore’s Store for New Year’s Eve again this year and raise funds for The Van Zandt County Children’s Advocacy Center as well. Some of the proceeds from us and other ways will go towards the Advocacy. Keep watch on our website for more information as we head into 2020 with a bang. Follow the Wesley Pruitt Jr. band online at and

“Tunes at Noon” in Downtown Tyler

Each Thursday, Tunes at Noon will host different local musical acts, food trucks, and chairs and umbrellas; and give people a time to mingle with others that work in Downtown Tyler. This is held weekly on the Square, 11:30am1:30pm, so come out and bring your lunch, or grab lunch at the food truck or Downtown spots. This is free to attend. The music schedule is: • October 3rd: No tunes at noon • October 10th: Meredith Crawford • October 17th: Randy Brown • October 24th: Tex and Lex • October 31st: Cody Norman For more info go to tunesatnoontyler. • Download “EGuide Tyler TX” App for Free!


Please Fasten Your Seat Belts:

This is Clutch Cargo By Johnny Griffith I’m a child of the ‘70’s, started school in the ‘80’s, and really came into my own, musically, in the ‘90’s. As a result of the vast diversity of music created during that time period, combined with music from other decades I was exposed to, I like to think my tastes are pretty eclectic. One of the challenges of such a broad scope of music I like is that it’s hard to get more than just a narrow spectrum of that satisfied during a live show on any given night. And then I discovered Clutch Cargo. A self-described alternative pop-hard rock fusion band based in Tyler, an evening with Clutch Cargo is a joy ride through several genres, spanning several decades as a result of the melding of their own diverse musical backgrounds to form a sound that is sure to please and will keep you new and old listeners alike guessing throughout the show as to what direction they might take next. Between gigs, practices, and day jobs that keep them going full speed most of the time, I managed to steal some time to get to know the band a little better this month: Johnny: So what is the current lineup of the band? Clutch Cargo: The band is Austin Goswick, vocals and keys; Greg Wahl on guitar; Tori Pence on guitar; Robin Martin on bass; Matt Coats on drums. Johnny: How did you all get started in music? Tori: I grew up with a grandfather that sings Country Gospel music and he always encouraged us to pick up instruments and make music a part of our lives. I’ve had a guitar in my hand since I was 6 years old and have had some lessons and taught myself, learning other instruments such as ukulele, bass, banjo, and drums along the way. Austin: My first iteration in music happened when I sang in the choir as a kid living in West Texas. After moving to East Texas, I gained experience playing and singing in a worship band, musical theater, opera, and studying music at TVCC and UT Tyler. Greg: I taught myself to play the guitar when I was 9 years old, and bass and drums shortly followed. I’ve been in bands/musical acts and school musical performances since I was 11. I’ve been playing shows and performing on stages out of town and out of state since 2008. Robin: I got started kinda late into music. I didn’t find my love of it until I was about 16. I went through several instruments, flute, guitar, saxophone, and drums, before finally finding my love of bass. My dad bought me my first bass for Christmas when I was 18 and I ran with it. I joined the School of Rock in Ft. Worth and studied under Darroh Sudderth of Fair to Midland back when he still managed that location. In and out of bands with Tori, my love of bass has stayed consistent taking influences from Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, Futoshi Uehara from Maximum the Hormone, and Rudy Sarzo of...what seems like just about every rock band from the ‘80’s. Matt: I got my start in music at the age of 8 when I picked up a guitar. I progressed in my playing through the years by attempting to learn any style I could find. I became fluent in rock, country, and blues guitar. All the while, I would take time off to work on my drumming. My drumming style is hard and loud. I am currently the frontman and guitarist for my band The Matt Coats Band and the drummer for Clutch Cargo. Johnny: How did you guys all meet and when did the idea of the band begin to take shape? Clutch Cargo: Robin and Tori have been in

bands together on and off for the past 9 years in DFW and Tyler. After being in Tyler for about a year, Robin joined a local band with Greg Wahl on drums. Shortly after, Tori joined as well. The band collapsed leading to the departure of Tori, Greg, and Robin. The three of them decided to start a project later becoming Clutch Cargo. We auditioned several vocalists, none of which stuck. Tori invited her coworker Austin, a vocal instructor, to audition for the band. His vocal power and lyrical capability led him to become the lead singer. With the departure of our former drummer came Matt Coats. Johnny: When and where was the first gig as Clutch Cargo? Anything memorable that sticks out from that show? Clutch Cargo: Our first gig was a featured spot at Mike’s Open Mic night at Yamato’s Hibachi Grill in Tyler. That show demonstrated the number of people that liked Clutch Cargo and our sound. Johnny: So about the name? Where did “Clutch Cargo” come from? Clutch Cargo: During a night of drinking, Greg went on a rant about gigs not being “Clutch Cargo” and Tori wrote it down thinking it would be a good band name for future endeavors. Once our project started taking shape, Tori brought it up as a potential band name and it stuck. Johnny: So you guys have a style that is a little different than what you’ll find on a lot of the stages around the area. Your EP “Dance” reminds me of a mix of ‘80’s new wave and ‘90’s college rock. How would you describe your sound? Clutch Cargo: That is a very good description of us. We take pride in being able to fuse many different genres and sounds in our songs. Johnny: About how many shows are you guys playing a month now? Clutch Cargo: We are currently playing about two shows a month, however, we are working at increasing that number. Johnny: You’ve done some studio work in the past with the aforementioned EP release. Anything you took away from that experience that has served you well moving forward, and about how many originals do you currently have in your catalog? Clutch Cargo: We learned to take our time and not rush things. There is a difference between doing things fast and doing things right. At the moment, we have 13 originals and are working at creating new music. Johnny: What is coming up on the radar that we should be looking forward to? Clutch Cargo: We have been working on a new full-length album to come out in November as well as a Breast Cancer Awareness acoustic show on November 9th. We will also have already released our music video for our song “Fast” by the time this issue is out. You can follow us on Instagram (@ clutchcargoband), Facebook, and Twitter (@bandclutchcargo) to keep up with upcoming shows. Johnny: Okay, try to describe for someone coming to their first show what they’re in for? Clutch Cargo: We are a high energy band that brings many different genres and decades of music to the table. We love to interact and meet new fans as well as having a good time! Come say hi! Editors note: According to Urban Dictionary, the definition of clutch cargo is explained as: “Clutch means awsome, great or perfect. ‘Clutch cargo’ translates to something that you presently think is awsome.”


Edom, Texas

8241 FM 279 - Edom, TX - 903.852-ART1 (2781)

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November 15th (8pm):

SHINYRIBS at Texas Music City Grill

Shinyribs is the continuation of Kevin Russell’s musical journey that began in Beaumont, TX, Russell has been riding high on the Shinyribs river of countrysoul, swamp-funk, and tickle. A Shinyribs show is an exaltation of spirit. It’s a hip shaking, belly laughing, soul-singing, song-slinging, down-home house party. Texas Music City Grill is located at 55 Miranda Lambert Way, Lindale. At Old Firehouse in Edom This Month:

The 2019 Season Kicks Off with John Batdorf

Ten years and still going strong, The Old Firehouse in Edom will be kicking off its 11th season on Saturday, October 19th with an acoustic concert by John Batdorf, one-half of Las Vegas Rock and Roll Hall of Famers folk-rock duo, “Batdorf and Rodney.” John was the pair’s primary songwriter and singer, and his music fit right in alongside the ‘70’s Laurel Canyon scene with artists like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jackson Brown, the Eagles, and Joni Mitchel. The Old Firehouse in Edom is the only “listening room” in the area where audiences can enjoy a “coffee house” atmosphere of the ‘70’s, with national and international singer/ songwriters performing their own music up close and personal. In fact, over the past ten years, listeners have anxiously looked forward to the new seasons of music because they know that there is never a bad show. Even if they are unfamiliar with the musician, they trust the selections made by their host, owner, and founder Jeff Gottesman. Since 2009, musicians and audiences alike have been flocking to this little gem, and Jeff hopes that the secret of this wonderful experience will get out even further and the 70 seats will be filled even more often than they have in the past. The season will consist of nine acoustic concerts between October and April with folk genres typically described as Americana, Orchestral Folk, Traditional, and Mountain. Every performance consists of strictly original songs that are both composed and performed by the musician who has created them. Don’t expect note-for-note performances matching their recordings....that’s not what live music is about. But do expect heartfelt introductions, personal stories, and back-and-forth communications between the audience and the performer. The full season schedule can be found under the “Concert Calendar” tab at along

with links to samples of music and advance ticket options. Between now and October 19th season tickets can be purchased which include a few extra perks like free coffee and reserved seating. Admission prices for concerts are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, and events are on Saturday evenings unless otherwise noted, beginning at 7:30pm with doors opening at 6:30pm so the audience can enjoy coffee and desserts that are always available during the “schmooze hour.” The Old Firehouse is an intimate, smoke-free, and alcohol-free “Coffeehouse” which has made a name for itself by bringing national folk musicians and their all-original music to Edom’s unique listening room and stage. Information about upcoming music, sponsorships, and advertising can be found by contacting The Old Firehouse at, or by phone at (903)852-ART1 (2781). The concert series is a labor-of-love by owners Jeff & Judy Gottesman, as they don’t expect to make any kind of profit from this endeavor, however, sponsorships of the concerts are always appreciated. Season tickets may be purchased online or at The Old Firehouse. The cost per season ticket is $108 (includes sales tax). Once the season begins, these tickets are no longer be available. Checks may be made out to “The Old Firehouse” and mailed to: 8241 FM 279, Edom, TX 75754. You can also buy online at Old Firehouse is a “listening room.” This is a place where, aside from the artistry taking place on the stage, you can hear a pin drop. It is the Old Firehouse! Future scheduled concerts are: • November 2nd: Neal Katz, Tim Chauvin, Bill Nash • November 23rd: Pierce Pettis • December 7th: American Dreamer • January 18th, 2020: The Rough and Tumble • February 1st, 2020: Rupert Wates • February 22nd, 2020: Jeff Black • March 7th, 2020: Friction Farm • April 4th, 2020: Adler & Hearne

Season Tickets Now On Sale! October 19th: John Batdorf January 18th, 2020: The Rough and Tumble February 1st, 2020: Rupert Wates November 2nd: Neal Katz, Tim Chauvin, Bill Nash February 22nd, 2020: Jeff Black November 23rd: Pierce Pettis March 7th, 2020: Friction Farm December 7th: American Dreamer April 4th, 2020: Adler & Hearne

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11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Raymond Wellborn, 7-10 Click’s – DJ, 8-12 ETX Brewery – Jazz Jam, 6-9 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Hunter Riley, 7-10 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Moore’s Store – Jason Boland, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 San Pedro’s, Chandler – Otis Naron, 6-8 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – 2nd Childhood, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Charles Godwin, 8-12 True Vine Brewing - Sam Mooney, 7-10 Tunes at Noon - Meredith Crawford, 11:30-1:30

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Live Music Gig Guide Tuesday, October 1st 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale – Karaoke, 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Scott White, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12

Wednesday, October 2nd The Back Porch, Kilgore – Tiffani Watkins, 7-10 Brewster’s – Cowboy Troy Kar-E-Okie-Dokie, 8-11 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Dakota’s Chophouse – Darrin Morris, 7-10 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 8-11 Liberty Hall - Jimmy Fortune, 7pm Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill – Karaoke, 7-10 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-11

Thursday, October 3rd 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Michael Langren, 7-10 Click’s – DJ, 8-12 Dakota’s Chophouse – Live Music, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Ryan Davis, 7-10 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 San Pedro’s, Chandler – Otis Naron, 6-8 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – 2nd Childhood, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Logan K. Strong, 7-10

Friday, October 4th 11 Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Jen Ford, 9-1 Clicks Live – Heather Harper, 8-12 Dakota’s Chophouse – Live Music, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Richard Doredant, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Mike Summers, 7-10 FRESH – The Magills, 6-9 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 The Grove - Quentin Moore, 8-11 Lola’s Sandwich Shop – Otis Naron, 6-8 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store – Luke LaPrade, 8-12 Rick’s – Big Daddy Band, 9-1 Rounders Pizza - Owen Tiner, 6-9 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Bob Mauldin, 8-12 th

Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Gary Patrick, 7-10 Time Square - Matt Raker, 8-11 True Vine Brewing - Kid Icarus, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 8-11

Saturday, October 5th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Sweet Pain, 9-1 Big Sandy Music hall – Owen Tiner, Meredith Crawford, Heather Little, 7-10 Brisket Love BBQ – Jen Ford & The Wide Eyed Devils, 7-10 Clicks Live - We Came as Romans, Motionless In White, 9-1 Club 155 - Black Ice, 9-1 Dakota’s Chophouse – Live Music, 7-10 Downtown Tyler - Newsboys, 6pm ETX Brewery – Bobby - O & The Mojos, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Justin Kemp, 7-10 FRESH – Senor Gringo, 6-9 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 9-1 Lola’s Sandwich Shop – Ramoth Gilead, 11am-1pm M6 Winery –Heather Little, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Red Rooster Ice House, Hawkins - April & Smith, Republic Icehouse – Backyard Badgers, 8-12 Rick’s – Live 5, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Shinyribs, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Paul Shafer, 7-10 Time Square - Tyler Dudley, 8-11 True Vine Brewing - Daygan, 7-10 XLN – Those Guys, 9-1 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12

Sunday, October 6th Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm

Tuesday, October 8th 11 Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale – Karaoke, 6-9 Cowan Center, Pat Benatar, 7:30pm Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Mathew McDaniel, 8-12 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 th

Wednesday, October 9th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Darrin Morris, 7-10 Brewster’s – Cowboy Troy Kar-E-Okie-Dokie, 8-11 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Dakota’s – Live Music, 7-10 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill – Karaoke, 8-12

Friday, October 11th 11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Blaine Hart, 9-1 Bergfeld Park - Briefcase Blues Band, 8-10 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale - Live Music, 8-12 Clicks Live - Born & Raised, 8-12 The Central Station, Gladewater – Dan Roark, 7-10 Dakota’s Chophouse – Live Music, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Sabrina Toole, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Wade Skinner, 7-10 FRESH - Casey Martin, 6-9 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Lola’s Sandwich Shop – Otis Naron, 6-8 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Rick’s – The After Party, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Tyler Dudley, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Tom Mcelvain, 7-10 True Vine Brewing - Gorgeous Jetson, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12

Saturday, October 12th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Jarett McAlister, 9-1 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale - Black Ice, 8-12 Circle M Crawfish - Hainesville Traveling Radio Show, 9-1 Clicks Live - Hotel Drifters, 9-1 Dakota’s Chophouse – Gary Patrick, 7-10 ETX Brewing - Rafael Espinoza, 8:30-10:30 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Jeremy Peyton, 7-10 FRESH – Low D Jam Band, 6-9 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 9-1 M6 Winery – Neva Kelly, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store – Wesley Pruitt Band, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Riley Redding, 8-12 Rick’s – Live Music, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Bluez Boyz, 8-11 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Alex Smith, 7-10 Time Square - Matt Raker, 8-11 True Vine Brewing - Lucas for Sheriff, Vallejo, Mr. G, 6-12 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 XLN - The Blacksmiths, Tyler Lenius, 9-1

Sunday, October 13th Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 Edom Art Festival - Blue Louie, 6-9 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm

11 Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale – Karaoke, 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Eric George, 8-12 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12 th

Wednesday, October 16th The Back Porch, Kilgore – 2nd Childhood, 7-10 Brewster’s – Cowboy Troy Kar-E-Okie-Dokie, 8-11 Click’s Live – All is Taken, Frost Koffin, The Dialectic, Two Ton, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Darrin Morris Band, 7-10 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – 2nd Childhood, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Cody Wayne, 7-10 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-11

Thursday, October 17th 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Jennifer Marler, 7-10 Click’s – DJ, 8-12 Dakota’s Chophouse – Peter Sinclair, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Peter Sinclair, 7-10 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Rick’s – Live Music, 9-1 San Pedro’s, Chandler – Otis Naron, 6-8 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – 2nd Childhood, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Adrian Johnston, 7-10 Tunes at Noon - Randy Brown, 11-1pm

Friday, October 18th 11 Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – The Caddo Kats, 9-1 Belcher Center, Longview, Ricky Scaggs, 7:30pm Big Sandy Music Hall - The Stratoblasters, 8-10 Brisket Love, Lindale – Live Music, 8-12 ETX Brewery – Michael Paul Jones, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Kenneth Waters, 7-10 FRESH – Purple Velvet Fox, 6-9 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Lola’s Sandwich Shop – Otis Naron, 6-8 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Moore’s Store – Tyler Stokes, 8-12 Rick’s – Big Daddy Band, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Tanner Sparks, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Riley Redding, 7-10 True Vine Brewing - Johnny Chops, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 9-12 th

Saturday, October 19th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Al & The Longshots, 9-1 Brisket Love, Lindale – Cameron Hobbs, 8-12 The Central Station, Gladewater – Sean Christopher, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Jazz Connection, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Junior Clark, 7-10 FRESH – Pearl Snap Band, 6-9 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 9-1 Lola’s Sandwich Shop – Ramoth Gilead, 11am-1pm M6 Winery – Mental Custody, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Moore’s Store – Ben Lowery, 8-12 • Download “EGuide Tyler TX” App for Free!


The Old Firehouse, Edom - John Batdorf, 6-9 Rick’s – Big Daddy Band, 9-1 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Charley Crockett, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Thomas Michael Riley, 8-11 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Clint Alford, 7-10 Time Square - Paul Shafer, 8-11 True Vine Brewing - Chad Ali, 6-9 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12

Sunday, October 20th Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm

Tuesday, October 22nd 11 Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 th

Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale – Karaoke, 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12

Wednesday, October 23rd The Back Porch, Kilgore – Justin Kemp, 7-10 Brewster’s – Cowboy Troy Kar-E-Okie-Dokie, 8-11 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick, 7-10 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-11

Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 San Pedro’s, Chandler – Otis Naron, 6-8 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – 2nd Childhood, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Zach Coffey, 8-12 Tunes at Noon - Tex & Lex, 11:30-1:30

Friday, October 25th

11th Frame Club – Karaoke, 8-12 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Darrin Morris, 8-12 Bergfeld Park - Paul Cauthen, 6-9 Big Sandy Music hall – Floyd Void, 7-10 Brisket Love, Lindale – Lee Mathis, 8-12 Thursday, October 24th th Circle M Crawfish – The Caddo Cats, 7-10 11 Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Dakota’s Chophouse – Gary Patrick, 7-10 The Back Porch, Kilgore – Blaine Hart, 7-10 ETX Brewery – Clint Alford, 8-10 Click’s – DJ, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Anna Stockdale, 7-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Summer Lane, 7-10

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FRESH – The Blacksmiths, 6-9 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Lola’s Sandwich Shop – Otis Naron, 6-8 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-10 Red Rooster Icehouse, Hawkins – Karaoke, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Joint Custody, 8-12 Rick’s – Chinatown, 9-1 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Riley Redding, 8-12 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – Matt Hillyer, 7-10 True Vine Brewing - Meredith Crawford, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – DJ, 7-10

Saturday, October 26th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Tyler Dudley, 7-10 Dakotas Chop House – Bron Burbank, 7-10 ETX Brewing - Tall Dark & Handsome, 8-10 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Hog Festival, 10am FRESH - 6 Miles To Mixon, 6-9 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 9-1 Lola’s Sandwich Shop – Ramoth Gilead, 11am-1 M6 Winery – Joe & Becky Canal, 3-6 Mario’s – Live Jazz, 6-9 Rick’s – Trajikly White, 9-1 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Jason Hawk Harris, 8-12 Taste of Italy On the Lake, Hawkins – Marcus Casburn, 6-9 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Mouse & The Traps, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Tyler – James Dunning, 7-10 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 9-1 XLN - SnakeBone, 9-1 Yamato – Karaoke, 8-12

Sunday, October 27th Click’s Live – Acoustic Chaos, 9-12 The Grove – Chris Oliver, 11-2 Lago Del Pino – Dustin Becker, 12-2pm

Monday, October 28th Cowan Center - Jersey Boys, 7:30pm

Tuesday, October 29th

Pickin Porch Park October 26 10:00 - 4:00



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11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 Brisket Love BBQ, Lindale – Karaoke, 6-9 Garage Bar – Karaoke, 8-12 Summerfield’s Bar & Grille – Karaoke, 7-11 Where’s Rufus – DJ, 8-12

Wednesday, October 30th The Back Porch, Kilgore – Ryan Mathews, 7-10 Brewster’s – Cowboy Troy Kar-E-Okie-Dokie, 8-11 Click’s Live – Karaoke, 8-12 Dakotas Chop House – Gary Patrick, 7-10 Garage Bar – Open Mic, 8-11 Stanley’s Famous BBQ – Big Funky Cloud, 7-10 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – Karaoke, 8-12 Yamato – Open Mic, 8-11

Thursday, October 31st 11th Frame Club – Lynn Groom, 8:30-11 The Back Porch, Kilgore – LaDarius Daniels, 7-10 Click’s – DJ, 8-12 The Forge, Ben Wheeler – Matthew McDaniel, 7-10 Fuzion Bar – DJ, 8-12 Garage Bar – DJ, 8-12 Republic Icehouse – Karaoke, 8-12 Rick’s – Live Music, 9-1 San Pedro’s, Chandler – Otis Naron, 6-8 Texas Music City Grill, Lindale – 2nd Childhood, 7-10 Tunes at Noon - Cody Norman, 11:30-1:30



“Rose to Table” Long Table Dinner at the Tyler Rose Gardens

Come celebrate this special night in the Rose Garden in October! October 11th (5:30-9:30pm), “Rose to Table” Longtable Dinner will be held in the Garden at the Tyler Rose Garden. Enjoy an evening under the stars with a fourcourse family-style dinner on a long table prepared by five local chefs using locally grown produce and meats from area farms and ranches. Listen to live entertainment by Gary Freeman and view local artists’ work, all the while experiencing the beautiful Rose Garden. Tickets are $75 per person. This event is a fundraiser for the Parks Department’s programs and events. Sponsorship packages are available. Tickets are available at or contact Debbie Isham at (903)531-1214. Cooking Classes Cooking classes are available to anyone who wants to both learn to cook and increase their culinary skills. All classes are held at the Harvey Convention Center in Hall 3 from 6-8pm. Preregistration is required for all classes. These classes include a cooking demonstration and recipes; plus you can enjoy a great meal. These classes are for adults. The cost is $15 per person per class. Registration can be made by calling (903)531-1214 or register for classes at Dates, topics, and guest chef information are: • November 12th: “Tropical Thanksgiving” with Chef Rojo Tellez, owner of C Rojo Cuisine • December 10th: “Not Your Typical Texas Holiday” with Chef Jon Mendoza, GM at Rudy’s BBQ and Country Store All in the Name of our Beloved Pups:

Food & Puppy Love

Upcoming events are: October 3rd (6-8pm): Pints & Pups to benefit the SPCA at ETX Brewing - ETX Brewing Co. Pints & Pups to benefit the SPCA of East Texas occurs on the first Thursday of each month April-October. Bring your dog for this fun party on the patio. They are requesting a donation of a supply item needed for the care of the cats and dogs at the SPCA. Needed items include: puppy pads, IAMS Smart Puppy food, Tidy Cat instant action cat litter, collars of all sizes, leashes, towels, blankets, dog beds, toys and treats, cleaning supplies such as Clorox wipes, laundry detergent, paper towels, and Clorox bleach. The Porch at ETX Brewing Co. will offer free chips and salsa to those who bring a supply to donate. ETX Brewing is located at 221 S. Broadway, Downtown Tyler. October 27th (2-6pm): 2nd Annual Tail-Wagger’s Trunk Show - Come out and enjoy an exciting dogfriendly Trunk or Treat put on by the staff, volunteers and foster families of the SPCA of East Texas! They will be having a pup costume contest with first place winning a $100 Petsmart Gift Card. Kona Ice, Hug-Dawgs Hot Dog Cart & Farmhouse Pet Bakery will also be there with goodies. This is free to attend. November 7th (6-8pm): Pooches on the Patio will be held at The Grove, 3500 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler. Bring your furry friends and enjoy a pawsitively great evening. A portion of the proceeds benefit the SPCA of East Texas. About the SPCA Weekly adoptions are held on Saturdays 10am-4pm at the Adoption Center, 4517 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler. Please come and meet the adorable adoptables! Adoption applications are available at The mission of the SPCA of East Texas is to improve the lives of animals, alleviate their suffering, and elevate their status in society.

Foodie Events October 2nd (6-8pm): Charcuterie Class at the Tasting Room - This is a fun class where you get to learn how to make a meat and cheese spread board based on what style of wine or event you wish to prepare for. Enjoy learning, eating, and drinking wine all at the same time! Each participant will receive 3 wine tastings to understand balance, taste, and flavor while constructing a Charcuterie Board. Once you decide which wine you like best, you will get a full glass of that chosen wine to enjoy while you consume your Charcuterie Board. After the class is finished, you’re invited to hang out until closing and enjoy the indoor or outdoor seating at the Winery Tasting Room of Kiepersol. For questions or concerns, please call at (903)894-3300. Kiepersol is located at 2155 Merlot Lane, Bullard, October 5th (1-9pm): Kilgore Oktoberfest 2019 - Make plans now for Kilgore Oktoberfest, in Historic Downtown Kilgore! This family-friendly event is the authentic German experience in East Texas with German food, music, drinks, and family-friendly activities. Come dressed for the occasion in a dirndl or lederhosen and enter the Best Dressed competition, or if that’s not your style purchase one of our Kilgore Oktoberfest event shirts. Stay tuned for more details on their Facebook page. October 9th (6-9pm): La Notte Di Vino at FRESH - Join for a tasting tour of hand-picked, imported Italian wines and food pairings accompanied by live music provided by Purple Velvet Fox. Checkin for this event will be located on the patio. This is for ages 21 and over. ID must be present. FRESH is located at 6991 Old Jacksonville Hwy., Tyler. October 11th (4-9pm): Greek Dinner Fundraiser - The Ladies Auxiliary invites you to join for Greek Dinner. Cost is $8 a plate and will feature Gyro (lamb/beef with veggies in pita bread and served with tzatziki sauce), spanakopita (spinach pie), and dolmas (grape leaves stuffed with meat and a delicious herb rice mix). Desserts are available for $2 each and is baklava (a rich, sweet dessert pastry made of layers of filo dough filled with chopped nuts and sweetened with syrup). For more info and tickets go to This will be held at the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #12, 5503 American Legion Rd., Tyler. October 17th (11am-1pm): International Credit Union Celebration with Food Trucks & Free Food - Come by for the celebration of International Credit Union Day at two locations. At the Grande Branch, there will be free lunch from CRojo’s Food Truck for the first 150 people from 11am-1pm. The 5th Street Branch will have free Pokey O’s Ice Cream Sandwiches for the first 100 people from 2-3:30pm. Kelly Community Federal Credit Union is located at 2105 Grande Blvd., and 1409 Fifth St., both in Tyler. October 22nd (11am-10pm): On the Border Supports Literacy Council of Tyler - Help turn tacos into degrees by joining for a meal! Just mention the Literacy Council of Tyler to your server, and On the Border will donate 20% of the purchase of your meal to support free adult education in Tyler and Smith County. On the Border is located at 4301 S. Broadway, Tyler. October 25th-26th: Fall Feral Hog Festival, Ben Wheeler - Get your cookers ready - the annual Feral Hog Festival is now seeking chefs for their Cookoff! If you’re a vendor, a cooker, a parade participant, an outdoorsman, a music lover, have an amazing talent, or are just a lover of piggies, then this is the place to be. More details to come at For more Foodie Events, blogs and more, go to: • Download “EGuide Tyler TX” App for Free!



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Fall Family Fun Summer at Tyler Public Library

November 2nd-3rd:

Tyler ComicCon Comes to Tyler

Come celebrate fandom in all its forms and provide a great experience for the entire family at the 2019 Tyler Comic Con coming to Tyler November 2nd and 3rd. Thousands of fans will converge on Harvey​Convention Center at 2000 W. Front St. in Tyler. Showtimes are Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-6pm, (9:30am for VIP) and Sunday, November 3rd, 11am-5pm (10:30 for VIP).​ ComicCon will highlight celebrities,​shopping, panels, contests, gaming and much, much more! A comic con is a collaboration of pop culture, sci-fi, comic book (Marvel/DC), anime,​video & roll playing games etc. where friends gather to meet creators,​experts, and each other to have a good time. Special guests planned will be TV and movie guest Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules”), Sam Jones (“Flash Gordon), Katelyn Nacon (Enid from the “Walking Dead), and Eddie McClintock (“Warehouse 13). Emmy Award winning artist Joel Adams from At Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary This Fall:

Prowl-oween Fall Festival

Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary is located at 17552 FM 14, Tyler. For more info, go to tigercreek. org or call (903)858-1008. For years Tiger Creek has rescued an assortment of diverse species, and offered extended rehabilitation and conservation efforts to the world, providing a safe and secure environment for animals in need of rescue or rehabilitation while conserving endangered and threatened species. They currently have 38 cats of seven different species in their care. Tiger Creek was founded in 1995 by its parent foundation Tiger Missing Link Foundation. Their first tiger, Sammy, was rescued in 1997, and they officially opened to the public in 1999. Tiger Creek’s educated staff and interns give guided walking tours through the facility. Each cat has their own story of how they came here to Tiger Creek. The tour generally lasts 30-45 minutes. After the tour is over, guests are welcome to hang out and enjoy the cats on their own. Picture taking for private use is welcome. Upcoming events are • October 12th (10am-2pm): Prowl-o-ween Come find family fun activities for the whole family. There will be special guest appearances and animal enrichment sessions throughout the day as well as games, candy, tacos, snow cones, Safari shaved ice, and much, much more. At CESSE this Month:

“King of the Hill” and Marvel comic artist Arthur Suydam - the Zombie King as well as other comic book artists will be there too. The Tyler ComicCon is also bringing six Anime Voice actors: Kyle Phillips, James Larabee, Joshua Passmore, Jennifer Alyx, Travis Mullenix, and Michael Zekas to the Harvey Convention Center. And don’t forget the Cosplayers - we have Desert Rose Cosplay, Krystle Starr, Wil D’Alien, Mermaid Cosplay, Courtney’s Cosplay & Black Lotus Cosplay coming tool. Bring the whole family out no matter what your interest are - Anime, Manga, Comics, Sci-Fi, Gaming, or Horror - you will find it at Tyler Comic Con. There will be an Adult Costume Contest Saturday at 6:30pm​and a Kids Sunday at 2pm​. Tickets are $20-$70 and available at ticketbud. com. Early Bird discount tickets are on sale now. ​For the latest updates, tickets, and more information go to or tylercomiccon.

Free Family Movies in the Park

Join the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department for the fall season of the popular Movies in the Park series, a free, family-friendly way to enjoy pleasant fall evenings. All movies will be played at Bergfeld Amphitheater on the Centene Stage, located on 1510 S. College Ave, Tyler. The film line-up includes: October 4th (8pm): “The Parent Trap” (1961) - Identical twins change places to reunite their divorced parents after they meet at a summer camp for the first time and discover they were separated at an early age. Hayley Mills plays twins Susan and Sharon. Rated G. This movie was rescheduled from the spring due to being rained out. October 19th (7pm): “Rebecca” (1940) - This is a Date Night Movie starring Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine. Alfred Hitchcock at his best with a story of a marriage that is haunted by the aura of the husband’s dead first wife. Not rated. Concessions will be available for a fee. Visitors can bring blankets, chairs and picnics to enjoy the show. Fall sponsors include Altra Federal Credit Union. More sponsorships for the Movies in the Park series are still available. For details, contact Debbie Isham, special events/recreation manager, at (903) 531-1214.

to have a Digitarium Aethos system. Along with this new system, the very name of the Science Center is also being updated. Taking a cue from its humble beginnings in the 1960’s, the Center for Earth and Space Science Education will now be known as the TJC Earth and Space Science Center featuring Hudnall Planetarium. From 1963 to 2010, TJC’s Hudnall Planetarium introduced countless East Texas schoolchildren to science and space. When the lights dimmed, all eyes turned skyward, and imaginations were sparked as the mysteries of the universe unfolded. TJC is honored and humbled to continue in that same With the school year now well under way, it’s “to inspire the mind towards science - one the perfect time to pay a visit to the Center for Earth mission visit at a time,” which is reflected in the new name. & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College. The new Hudnall Planetarium system will preMost shows offer tickets for $7, with students, on October 5th. This is a free event, open to children, and seniors admitted for $5. Tickets for All miere the public, and will be held 8-10pm. Along with Day passes are $12 for adults and $9 for students, telescopes for viewing (weather permitting), there children, and senior citizens. Exhibit-only tickets will be free live presentations in the newly updated are $3. Tickets can be purchased at sciencecenter. Hudnall Planetarium at 8pm, 8:30pm, and 9pm. CESSE is open Tuesday-Friday 9:30am4:30pm, and Saturday 10:30am-4:30pm. CESSE is You may RSVP for the event at “Outreach to Space” Exhibit located on the Tyler Junior College campus at 1411 Now showing is the new exhibit “Outreach to E. Lake St., Tyler. Space,” opening October 5th. Through Friday, October 4th, CESSE will be “Outreach to Space” provides cutting-edge space closed as they update the planetarium theater to a exploration content presented through fun and brand new Digitarium Aethos system, which uses engaging exhibits. The eleven hands-on exhibits are 4k laser projection technology to create vibrant, immersive experiences in the 40-foot Hudnall Plan- professionally designed and expertly made, built by the world-famous Exploratorium in San Francisco. etarium. It is the first science center in Texas, and Families explore together to learn about the only the second in the country (after Eugene, Ore.) 20 • Download “EGuide Tyler TX” App for Free!

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The Tyler Public Library is located at 201 S. College Ave., Downtown Tyler. For more info call (903)593-7323 or go to tylerlibrary. com. Most of the events are free unless noted. Story Times Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers are invited to the Library weekday mornings in October for age-appropriate storytimes that include reading, singing and playing! For sessions starting before the Library opens, please enter through the auditorium’s external door. See below for program information. • Mondays at 10:30am: Leeme un Cuento is a Spanish storytime geared for ages three to six, but all ages are welcome. • Wednesdays at 9:30am: Infant Lap and Play Time is for babies ages 0 to 18 months. • Thursdays at 10:30am: Read Aloud Crowd is geared toward preschoolers ages three to five, but all ages are welcome. • Mondays and Tuesdays at 9am and Wednesdays at 10:30am: Toddler Time is suggested for ages 18 to 36 months. Tuesday, October 1st (5pm): Tweens Tuesday Tweens in fifth through seventh grades can make DIY jewelry using paper clips, tape, and other craft supplies. All materials provided. Thursday, October 3rd (4pm): Pumpkin Chunk - Kids in Kindergarten through fourth grade can build a Popsicle stick catapult to chunk mini pumpkin-candies. Tuesday, October 15th (5pm): Aliens will arrive at the Library! Tweens 5-7 grades can get their hands dirty for an alien autopsy, and help determine if what looks like a heart is really a heart. Saturday, October 19th (2pm): Game Time - Was it Mrs. White in the ballroom with the candlestick or Professor Plum in the hall with the pipe? Teens in eight through 12th grade will complete games to win clues and unravel the mystery. October 9th and 10th (10:30am): Fire Safety Story Times - The Tyler Fire Department will join storytimes. Children can learn about fire safety from local firefighters, see their gear, and explore a firetruck. October 5th-November 2nd (9am): Parent-Child Workshop Series - On Saturdays the Library will be hosting parent-child workshops for children ages zero to three years and their parents or caregivers. This series is by registration only. For more information, call (903) 593-7323 and ask to speak with Youth Services. Saturday, October 5th (2pm): Lego® Block Party - Families and children are invited to build Lego® creations at this come-and-go event. Use wheels, concepts of outer space: what is out there, how we get to outer space, what life is like in space, and what the future of space exploration holds. Dome Shows Dome shows are shown daily for all ages. • 10am (Tuesday• 1pm: “Secret Ocean” Friday): Children’s • 2pm: “Space Next” Show • 3pm: “East Texas Live • 11am: “Journey Sky” Through Space” • 4pm: “Cosmic • 12 noon: “Black Holes” Journey” $1 Tuesdays Back by popular request, CESSE has started $1 Tuesdays again. For just $1 per person per show on Tuesdays, you can check out the new planetarium lineup and exhibit. Rock ‘n Roll Saturday October 19th, Rock ‘n Roll Saturdays will be held featuring two productions: “SpacePark360” (7pm) and “Rock on Demand” (8pm) every month. Tickets are $5 for each show. “SpacePark360” is seen from the rider’s perspective, and takes the audiences on a wild, immersive ride through the solar system, recreating the experience of amusement park thrill rides. “Rock on Demand” fills the entire 40-foot domed theater with vibrant graphics, completely enveloping visitors while the 16,000-watt, digital surround sound system plays rock hits. This is a great experience for all ages.

building plates, doors, windows and more to make your imagination a reality brick by brick. And while you are at it, check out a Lego® person to play within your one-of-a-kind Lego® build! Saturday, October 19th (10:30am): “Aladdin” Family Movie Matinee - Families and children can experience a whole new world at the library while watching the latest live-action movie, “Aladdin.” Carpet-friendly snacks, blankets, and pillows are allowed. Every Wednesday through December 18th (12 noon-2pm): Writer’s Club - The Memoir Writing Group and Tyler Public Library are working together to bring our community a new Writer’s Club for all to join. No matter what you write or your skill level, you are invited to join in at the Makerspace to share your work, learn from others, and connect with fellow writers. Thursday, October 3rd (7pm): Novel Ideas - Novel Ideas Book Club meets at the Goodman-LeGrande House & Museum the first Thursday of every month. The goal of Novel Ideas is to get a group of people interested in reading young adult fiction (no matter your age) to discuss the books in a safe and unique space. Books scheduled are: • October 3rd: “Blood and Salt” by Kim Liggett • November 7th: “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie • December 5th: “My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories” by Stephanie Perkins (Editor/Contributor), Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Pena, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Laini Taylor, Kiersten White, Jim Tierney (Illustrator) October 26th-27th (12 noon-4pm)

Boo at the Zoo

The best Halloween party around - come join the fun at Boo in the Zoo! Join for some merry, not-so-scary Halloween fun! There will be fun games and treat stations around the zoo. Be sure to wear your favorite Halloween costume. The Caldwell Zoo is located at 2203 Martin Luther King Blvd., Tyler. For more info call (903)593-0121 or email Caldwell Zoo is open 9am-4pm.

At Barnes & Noble Booksellers: B&N Booksellers is located at 4916 S. Broadway, Tyler. For more info go to All events are free to attend. October 5th (11am): Storytime featuring “A Night at the Bookstore: A Barnsie & Noble Adventure” - Barnsie loves living alone in the bookstore and quietly reading at night, but all that changes when noisy, messy Noble moves in. These two set off on adventures Barnsie never saw coming. October 6th (11am): Baby & Me Storytime featuring “Zoo (Peek-a-Flap Series)” - Storytime continues for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. October 12th (11am): Storytime and Activities featuring “Elbow Grease vs. Motozilla” - Elbow Grease is back to face off against Motozilla, but it’s going to take teamwork from his four big brothers. October 13th (11am): Baby & Me Storytime featuring “Noses” - Baby & Me Storytime continues featuring sensory growth for your little ones. October 18th (7pm): Pajama Storytime featuring “Good Night, Little Blue Truck” - A scary storm is brewing! Little Blue Truck and his friend Toad join their friends to be brave together. October 19th (11am): Storytime featuring “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mr. Rogers” - Mr. Rogers instilled the values of kindness, self-awareness, self-esteem and that they are loved, just as they are.

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Theatre Events & Plays October 2nd-5th (Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 2:30pm): “Anatomy of Gray” will be presented in the Jean Browne Theatre by Theatre TJC. This play, set in Indiana during the late 1800’s, is about a new doctor who cures anything and everything, but then the town is struck with a mysterious illness that begins to spread. “Anatomy of Gray” deals with death, loss, love, and healing in a unique coming of age story. Tyler Junior College’s Jean Browne Theatre is located on the TJC campus. The Theatre TJC box office opens one week prior to performances. Box office hours are 10am-6pm, weekdays only, throughout the run of performances. For more info call (903)510-2212. For more info go to October 4th-6th; 10th-13th (Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm): “Southern Hospitality” will be presented on the stage at Tyler Civic Theatre. This is a laugh-out-loud farce and a stand-alone play in its own right. It’s the third play in the trilogy that begins with “Dearly Beloved” and continues with “Christmas Belles.” Tyler Civic Theatre is located at 400 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, next to the Tyler Rose Garden Center. For more info and tickets call (903)592-0561 or go to October 17th-20th (7pm): “International Country Music Awards” will be held in Jefferson. The four-day event will feature Sabine from the UK, Stiaan Reyniers from South Africa, Country Sisters from the Czech Republic, Royal South from the UK, Cleopatra Methula from Swaziland, InBlauck from Spain, Marina Jay from Spain, Regan Tucker from New Zealand, Mikoi Frachey from Italy, The Wild Horses from Spain, Susan Santos from Spain to name just a few of this international line-up. The venue is located at 119 W. Austin Street in Jefferson. For more info and tickets go to

October 18th-20th & 25th-27th (7:30pm Friday and Saturday; 2:30pm Sunday): “Blithe Spirit” will be performed by The Palestine Community Theatre. Blithe Spirit is a comic play by Noël Coward. The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The Palestine Community Theatre is located at 213 W. Crawford, Palestine. For tickets go to thetexastheater. com. October 25th-November 3rd (Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm): “And Then There Were None” will be presented on the stage at Tyler Civic Theatre. Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate - for each has been marked for murder. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, the bloodbath begins and one by one they are brutally murdered in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme. Tyler Civic Theatre is located at 400 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, next to the Tyler Rose Garden Center. For more info call (903)592-0561 or go to October 26th (7:30pm): Marcia Ball will be performing at the Memorial City Hall Performance Center. The 2018 Texas State Musician of The Year, Ball is sure to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party as the opening act for the premier season of the Memorial City Hall Performance Center. The Center is located at 10 East Houston, Marshall. Call (903)934-7992

for more info or go to November 7th (7:30pm): “O Sing Unto the Lord a New Song” will be presented by Tyler Civic Chorale. For centuries the Book of Psalms has served as an expression of religious faith and is the source of inspiration for music both ancient and modern. Explore this wealth of poetic praise with the Tyler Civic Chorale in a variety of dramatic and moving choral works that span the ages. Tyler Civic Chorale presents several concerts during the year and is home-based at First Presbyterian Church in Tyler. For more info go to or tylercivicchorale. November 8th-10th (FridaySaturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm): “Making God Laugh” will be presented at Theatre Longview. “Making God Laugh” follows one typical American family over the course of thirty years’ worth of holidays. Starting in 1980, Ruthie and Bill’s grown children - a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former football star -- all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. Theatre Longview is located at Grace Crossing UMC, 1001 W. Hawkins Parkway, Longview. For more info or tickets go to or call 903-431-0224. November 9th (7:30pm): “Gary P. Nunn” will be performing at the Memorial City Hall Performance Center. Nunn is an American country music singer-songwriter. One of his most famous songs is “London Homesick Blues,” which had been used as the theme song for the popular television show Austin City Limits for two decades. The Center is located at 10 East Houston, Marshall. Call (903)934-7992 for more info or go to

November 14th (10am and 12:30pm): “The Little Mermaid” will be on the stage at the Cowan Center. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale, “The Little Mermaid” swims to life in this new musical featuring puppetry, songs, and an inventive set. Deep in the ocean there once lived a mermaid with a voice of gold. She often dreamed of the world above the sea and when she is finally old enough to explore this world, she saves a young prince from a drowning ship. The Cowan Center is located at 3900 University Blvd. on the University of Texas at Tyler campus. Tickets are available at the box office, by calling (903)566-7424, or go to November 21st-22nd (6pm): “Beauty & the Beast, JR.” will be presented by the Elementary Performance group of Caldwell Performing Arts Academy. Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast JR.” is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Caldwell Performance Arts Academy’s events are held in Caldwell Auditorium located at 300 S. College, Tyler. For more information contact Derek Johnson at November 22nd-25th (Thursday-Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm): “Little Women” will be presented on the Tyler Civic Theatre Stage. The play begins that memorable Christmas when Marmee leaves to visit her sick husband and Jo sells her beautiful hair to help finance the trip. It ends just a year later when the happy family is again preparing to celebrate not only Christmas but also the return of Mr. March. In between these two events, we again live, laugh, love, and cry with Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth as they go through the many trials and tribulations. Tyler Civic Theatre is located at 400 Rose Park Dr., Tyler, next to the Tyler Rose Garden Center. For more info call (903)592-0561 or go to

2019-2020 Season at Tyler Civic Theatre

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October 25-27 and October 31-November 3 (Auditions October1-2)

Little Women

November 21-24 with morning school shows November 19-20 (Auditions September 30-October 1)

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe December 6-8 and 12-16 (Auditions October 15-16)

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An Encore by George & Anita Faber: A Soulful Christmas 2.0, A Vocal & Instrumental Concert One weekend only - December 20-22

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February 14-16 and 20-23 (Auditions December 16-17)

The Mark Twain Show

March 20-22 and 26-29 (Auditions January 27-28)

Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories

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April 2-5 with morning school shows March 31-April 1 (Auditions February 17-18)

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

May 8-10 and 14-17 (Auditions March 23-24) Enjoy a Mother’s Day Brunch during Breakfast at Tiffany’s on May 10. Please reserve by April 23rd.

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Four Corners: Robert Langham By Derrick White The Anasazi were Ancestral Puebloans, an ancient Native American culture existing about two thousand years ago in what is now the Four Corners region of the United States (southwestern corner of Colorado, southeastern Utah, northeastern Arizona, and northwestern New Mexico). They are thought to be the ancestors of later tribes like the Hopi. Religiously, they were polytheistic and had faith in many gods relating to nature (i.e. a rain god, a sun god, as well as good old mother earth). The Anasazi held many of their religious rituals and political meetings in dark or dimly lit underground rooms called kivas. There was a kachina belief. The central theme being an existence of life in all the objects of the universe and everything having a spirit or lifeblood, and that mankind must cooperate with these forces or fail to survive. This is not unlike the ancient Greek belief of daemon creative spirit guides. The Romans later changed the name to genius in the context of someone artistic, who was not thought to be a really intelligent person but rather had found favor with a disembodied essence who would assist with delivering ideas and the execution of the work. “I’m beset by ideas, swarmed by ideas, hived, hounded. They pop into my head. They arrive on a piece of trash blown down the street or seep from the edge of a shadow. They pursue me in dreams and arrive during conversations, meals, baths, silence, sex, at 72 mph on the highway, they appear. They lurk in trees, closets, boxes, corners, elevators, concrete, dirt, space and in the pocket-lint of my jeans. Seductive or repellent. Arrowing, cascading, collapsing like lost children and salesmen. They fall from the sky, spurt from a shower head in places public and private. They keep no schedule, crowding in without appointment or announcement, elbowing, jostling through the press, caring neither for consciousness nor condition. Oblivious to budget or schedule, 10,000 angelic demons, seeking me, seeking me always,” states local artist Robert Langham III. Robert comes across as a shrewd and relaxed guy. I can easily imagine him in New Mexico having a deep philosophical conversation or maybe just hanging out and having a beer with Terry Allen (an outlaw, autonomous artist working in a diverse range of media including music, sculpture, painting, and video and who, it is worth mentioning, has a song titled Four Corners). Robert Langham is a fine art and commercial photographer and some of his works are mystic, while others are ghostly and reminiscent of cyanotypes, a photographic process generating a cyan-blue image. His subject matter seems to twirl and move in an unworldly, spiritual way: the blue being there to calm the viewer down, to help quiet the mind while the eyes look and the intellect wonders. Some works involve multiples: pieces of items both organic and man-made, stacked, melting, bundled, bound, attached, or whirled in a tornadic force. Other photographs have animals presented not in their natural habitats but instead in an encounter with mankind. Robert achieves these shuffling still-life photographs not with a computer but by using long-established traditional film, camera, and darkroom techniques. He uses big roll film and sheet film in large cameras. He composes visual dances with multiple exposures and controlled trickeries. Robert Langham shows viewers how ability, artistry, and patience are essential to composing filmic captivations. When one views his images, it is easy to believe they too have some sort of kachina - a sense of life in these inanimate objects happening to shift and cavort with an unseen life-force and reminding us of all the connections in our world and objects; or the manipulation of nature, which were at one time human concepts and thoughts, asking how are we to collaborate and persist together. Langham earned a degree in photography and art from Sam Houston State University. He has taught at both TJC and Sam Houston. What started Robert down the path of becoming an artist was that, in his words, “I was seduced and then betrayed by an older woman,” but art has brought purpose and understanding to his life. He explains, “It is the search for truth, isn’t it? Art becomes the refining of one’s self, the piercing of veils, and the shedding of layers. Art is the way you walk in the world. You soak yourself in your subject matter and then an idea appears, a new idea. Maybe it is a new stupid idea, but it is new. You somehow facture it into the world and all of a sudden, like snapping your fingers, something new exists. It is a miracle. When you look around yourself in the world almost everything you see is not most importantly a physical thing, it was someone’s idea first. I am a little tender and adoring of new human ideas and the sheer adventure and exhilaration of the process. It’s fun.” He adds, “Anything worth doing is worth doing badly, at first. If you can’t embrace, anticipate, celebrate, and enjoy failure you are going to have a rough time with art.” Robert Langham III gets inspirations from his daily life and all he encounters. He likes the early work of Man Ray (American visual artist and photographer contributing to both the Dada and Surrealist movements of the early 20th century). Robert advises, “I look at other media besides photography. Never look too much at your own media. If they


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are good, they drag you off to their lair and eat you. If they are bad, it is a waste of time. Look at something else.” He continues, “My best advice is to find your subject matter and look at it. I look at paintings but mostly enjoy ones not made from photographs. I like paintings from the artists’ imaginations.” Robert visited the recent Claude Monet exhibition at the Kimball Museum of Art in Fort Worth twice and says he got photographic ideas from the show. He states he is crazy about the Anasazi and also likes Inuit and Pompeian art. I like this idea of the Anasazi of all things and people being connected, and the reverence they had for nature, objects, and our earth. Robert’s photographs of pirouetting feathers remind me of their philosophy and I wish we could all cooperate more with all things, all people, and good old mother earth… and perhaps survive. But sometimes I worry the four corners reference actually comes from Revelation 7:1, “I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds of the earth to prevent any wind from blowing on the land or on the sea or on any tree …four angels given the power to harm the land.” This Month at Tyler Museum of Art:

“Passing Through: Works by Lloyd Brown, Pat Gabriel, and Sarah Williams”

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The Tyler Museum of Art (TMA) is located at 1300 S. Mahon Ave. on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Regular TMA hours are 10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday, and 1-5pm Sunday. The Museum 903.592.POOL (7665) is closed Mondays. For Open Monday-Saturdays, Closed Sundays more info call the museum at (903)595-1001,, or email info@ A D S P E C I A L “Passing Through: Works by Lloyd Brown, Pat Gabriel, and Sarah Williams” is organized by the Tyler Museum of Art. As the title suggests, the featured works explore scenes from the American landscape one might encounter while “passing through” a town or area. Despite the similar subjects, each individual artist has captured these overlooked spaces in their own unique way – elevating the mundane and making the ordinary extraordinary. Support for “Passing Through” is provided by Collectors’ Circle Gold Sponsor Julietta Jarvis Foundation, Inc., with special thanks to Valley House Gallery, Artspace 111 and Foltz Fine Art, Talley Dunn Gallery, and Moody Gallery. This will be on exhibit through December 1st. Special Days & Tours Special events in connection with current exhibitions include a free First Friday tour. The first Friday of each month, 11am-12:30pm, the TMA offers a full day of free admission. Family Days will be from 2-4pm the second Saturday of each month. Free admission, interactive art projects, light snacks, and a ~ (903)630-3030 festive atmosphere for all ages is the second Saturday. • Download “EGuide Tyler TX” App for Free! 23

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