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Oct. 4, 2012 at 10 p.m.
State Fair of Texas, through Oct. 21, Fair Park in Dallas. Schedule of events available at www.bigtex.com/sft.
Hallsville Western Days and Fort Crawford Civil War Weekend, Western Days begins with a street dance at 7 tonight at the Hallsville City Park and continues Saturday with a parade at 10 a.m. beginning at North Elementary School. Food and arts and crafts vendors will be on hand Saturday in downtown Hallsville. Miss Hallville pageant, 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hallsville High School auditorium; admission: $7 for adults and $5 for children. Fort Crawford Civil War Weekend is at Maple Springs Farm, Quail Lane off FM 968, $5 admission, gates open at 9 a.m. today; chili cook-off registration today. Saturday: Chili cook-off at 10 a.m.; Civil War battle re-enactment at 3 p.m.; dance at 7 p.m. Sunday: church service, 9 a.m.; chili cook-off, 10 a.m.; final battle re-enactment at 2 p.m. Information: www.fortcrawford2010.com.
Red River Revel Arts Festival, Saturday through Oct.13, downtown Shreveport's Festival Plaza. Along with live music, more than 120 visual artists will showcase ceramics and pottery; computer generated art, drawings, fiber art, glass art, graphics and printmaking; jewelry, metal and mixed media; oils and acrylics; watercolors, photography and sculpture. For entertainment schedule, visit www.redriverrevel.com.
Westbound 21, 5 p.m. today, Downtown Live!, Heritage Plaza, Green and Methvin streets, downtown Longview.
Eric Craig Band, 9 p.m. today, Auntie Skinner's Riverboat Club, 107 W. Austin St., Jefferson, $5 cover.
Bluezcatz, 9 p.m. Saturday, Backstreet Bar & Grill, 214 W. Methvin St, Longview. $7 cover.
Tullie Brae, 9 p.m. Saturday, Auntie Skinner's Riverboat Club, 107 W. Austin St., Jefferson, $5 cover.
Country Music Hayride, 7 p.m. Saturday, 116 W. Sabine, Carthage. Admission: $6. Information: (903) 622-4390.
Saturday Night Opry, 8 p.m. Saturday, 108 E. Commerce St., Gladewater. Admission: adults, $10; children, $5. Information: (903) 845-3600.
Jan Statman exhibit, through today, "What Is, What Was & What Will Never Be Again," Gregg County Historical Museum Education Building, 214 N. Fredonia St., Longview. Meet the artist, 5-8 p.m. today.
Glenn Downing exhibit, through today, University of Texas at Tyler Meadows Gallery.
"The World of William Joyce," exhibit, Saturday, at The Cole Art Center, 329 E. Main St., Nacogdoches, through Dec. 15. Admission is free.
Auditions, Jefferson Opera House Theatre Players auditions for "Love, Loss and What I Wore" from 2 to 4 p.m. today and Oct. 13-14 in the Living Room Theatre, 112 Vale St., downtown Jefferson. Information: (903) 665-2310.
"Cinderella Waltz," 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and Oct. 11-13; 2 p.m. Oct. 6. Jean Brown Theatre, Wise Cultural Arts, Tyler Junior College. Tickets: $5. This is not a children's play; it contains mature themes and language inappropriate for children.
"The Man Who Planted Trees," performance 2 p.m. Saturday, (for adults and children older than 7), Liberty Hall, 110 W. Erwin, Tyler. Tickets: $20 online at www.libertytyler.com or $25 cash at the door.
"Spiders Web," today through Sunday and Oct 12-14, Henderson Civic Theatre, 122 E. Main St. Henderson. Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday shows at 2:30 p.m. Information: www.hendersoncivictheater.com.
St. Matthew's Pumpkin Patch, through Oct. 28, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 214 College St., Henderson. Hours: Thursdays, 3-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sundays, 2 to 5 p.m. Admission: free.
St. Luke's Pumpkin Patch through Oct. 27, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 411 E. Main St., Kilgore. Hours: 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays. Special activities include a Dinner theater, "Peril in the Patch," at 7 p.m. Saturday, $7 per person or $20 per family; fall market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20; Great Pumpkin Adventure Trunk or Treat at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 with participants wearing Halloween costumes; a homemade bake sale and Kiwanis barbecue from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 27.
Eloise Gadus, archeologist lecture, 6:30 p.m. today, Gregg County Historical Museum, 215 E. Tyler St., Longview. "Caddo Bowls, Bottles, Social Identity."
Mims VFD fundraiser, 10 a.m. Saturday, Crestwood community, north shore of Lake O' The Pines of FM 729 at Johnson Creek. Admission free. Games, greased pig contest for kids, live and silent auctions, live music and lots of food.
"Under the Harvest Moon," 6 p.m. Saturday, Beckville ISD fall carnival at the high school football stadium. Activities include food, inflatables, cake walk, high stakes and regular bingo, traditional and spooky game booths for all ages.
Miles for Missions, 5K, 10K, 1 mile run, Saturday, Alpine Church of Christ, 610 E. Loop 281, Longview. Early registration: $8-$22. Race day registration: $15-$30. Information: www.getmeregistered.com.