Tyler Parks and Recreation Department will hold Family Fun Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in Bergfeld Park, 1510 S. College Ave.

Attractions will include water games, horseshoes, cornhole, the splash pad and food trucks. 

Tyler Civic Theatre ends 'Newsies' Sunday

The final performances of Tyler Civic Theatre's production of "Disney's Newsies-The Musical" take place through Sunday.

The curtain times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, at the theater, 400 Rose Park Drive, Tyler. Tickets cost $25 and can be reserved at tylercivictheatre.com.

The musical about young newspaper hawkers in 1899 New York City who rebel after publishers hike paper rates is known for the songs “Carrying the Banner” and “Seize the Day.”

Hit the Bricks includes cart races

Hit the Bricks activities in downtown Tyler, which are held on the second Saturday of each month, will include Cart Derby races.

The races in youth and adult divisions will begin at 9 a.m. at the hill in the 100 block of South Broadway Avenue. The street will be closed from about 9 a.m. to noon for the races.

Participants and their homemade vehicles will have to be on site at 8 a.m. to be inspected and receive rules. 

The Cart Derby is being sponsored by ETX Brewing Co. 

Organizers of Tyler ComicCon, set for Nov. 2-3 at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler, will be on the downtown square beginning at 10 a.m. with food trucks, vendors and geeky activities.

Other Hit the Bricks activities include:

  • 8 a.m.-noon: Rose City Farmers Market
  • 9-11 a.m.: Cars & Tacos at ETX Brewing Co.
  • 10 a.m-2 p.m.: Jeweled Mosaic Workshop at Cassie Edmonds Mosaics Studio, 124 S. College Ave., No. 102
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Paint your own paper plate at Goodman Museum
  • noon-4 p.m.: 10-Year Anniversary Exhibit at Gallery Main Street
  • 1-5:30 p.m.: Sip & Shop Tour, departs from square at 1 p.m.
  • 7-9 p.m.: "Grease" Singalong at Liberty Hall

Tuxedo Cats to close Palestine Summer Concert Series

The Palestine Summer Concert Series comes to a close on Saturday.

The Tuxedo Cats are set to perform at 6 p.m. on the Oxbow Stage, 215 E. Crawford, Palestine.

Admission is $10.

Dogwood Jamboree brings music, comedy to Palestine

The Dogwood Jamboree returns at 7 p.m. Saturday to the auditorium in Palestine High School.

The Jamboree features country music singers and comedy acts. The theme of the show is "Country Music at Its Best."

The show in August will feature performances by the Cole Sisters, of Crockett; Erin Cearly, of Fairfield; Rodney Ray, George Lester and Jack Hall, all of Houston; Jodi Brown, of Corsicana; and Jimmy Sims, of Tyler.

Tickets cost $12.50 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are reserved by calling 903-729-7080.


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