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Ladies enjoy Bill Chrastil performance at Festival of Tables

20180129 Red Hat Festival of Tables GU IMG 4752The annual Red Hat Festival of Tables was held Jan. 29 at Trophy Gardens in Alamo.

Each year, local Red Hat chapters join with chapters in Winter Texan parks across the Valley gather at this festival to meet and socialize. Ladies in various chapters choose themes representing holidays, sports teams, countries, movies and Red Hat activities to decorate their festive tables. Two ladies from different groups are asked to sponsor tables. The rest of the ladies who attended drew a number when they entered to find the table where they were to sit. That gave ladies from all over the country a chance to meet Red Hat ladies from other chapters. They were able to find out what they were doing in the Valley and what their home chapters were doing as well.

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Quilt Show presents ‘Turning of the Quilts’

Mission Historical Museum is hosting the annual Mission Quilt Show, which is on display at the museum annex building now through March 17.

Friday, Feb. 16, the museum will feature a “Turning of the Quilts” program where a knowledgeable quilter will discuss antique and vintage quilts. As each quilt is shown, it is carefully turned down to reveal the next quilt, until all have been presented. The program will begin at 2 p.m. Guests are invited to come early before the presentation and enjoy the displays of this year’s quilt show.

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Singing Valentines

20180208 Men of a chordFor years Rich Clark has been singing in a quartet back home in Vancouver, British Columbia. Among the many different performances they have, there's one that's a little more personal than the rest – it's the singing valentine.

Now, the Valley's Men of A-Chord barbershop quartet are doing the same thing this year.

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Lexington board announces 25th annual Stage Door Canteen

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – USS Lexington Museum On the Bay Board President Pat Veteto has announced plans for the 25th Annual Stage Door Canteen to be held aboard the USS LEXINGTON Museum on Friday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. The upcoming event will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of USS Lexington (CV-16).

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Dale & Gayle and a pair of Crabapples: Having fun in retirement

20180208 Dale Gayle 2Eight years ago, the Dale and Gayle show hit the road.

“It took me a while to convince her how much fun it would be,” said Dale Eisenhauer. “She was just a roadie up until then.”

The roadie – who only had played the piano and sang in church – finally relented.

“Just the other day, eight years later, I told her ‘you just played your 1,000th performance,” Dale said. “It doesn’t seem real sometimes but it has been real fun.”

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Carpenters Once More getting ‘Close To You’

20180208 Carpenters Diana white blackDiana Lynn has been entertaining audiences since she was 3 years old.

She’s returning to the Valley with the “Carpenters Once More,” show, a celebration of the unforgettable voice of Karen Carpenter and an unforgettable duo.

“I’m really excited to come back to the Valley – We’ve been back every year since someone referred us to go down there,” Lynn said. “It’s just like visiting family.”

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Terry Smith and his 2,000 songs return to the Valley

20180208 Terry Smith EditedSinger and songwriter Terry Smith says he has pitched songs to just about anyone who will listen – from from “the country artists of the day to the Texas Rangers baseball team and Captain Kangaroo.”

With more than 2,000 songs on his resume, he is considered a writer extraordinaire. He has released 14 albums of original material throughout his career, his most recent being “Ten Miles East of West.”

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