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Music concert, Night at the Museum events announced

The Franklin County Historical Association is sponsoring a concert and “A Night at the Museum” on Saturday, April 12. The Jammin’ with Tamara and The Lost Tomorrows concert will be from 7 to 10 p.m.

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Mary Lou and the Crew will open Alamo festival

Mary Lou and the Crew will be the opening act at the Alamo Mission Museum’s seventh annual music festival  Saturday, April 12. The band has been playing together as a group for six years and their mix of blues and Texas Swing makes for a toe-tapping good time.

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Coffee House exhibit, open mic night Saturday

The Franklin County Arts Alliance and Lake Country Coffee Roasters have joined together to sponsor the opening of a photography exhibit and open microphone event.

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Wilkinson to discuss Impressionist artists

Tom Wilkinson will lead a discussion about Impressionist artists at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 at The Frame Up on Main St. The event is free. The overview and discussion will focus

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Gary Jones to join Cliff Price concert

Gary Jones of Mount Vernon will join Cliff Price, son of country music legend Ray Price, for a concert Saturday, March 8 in Sulphur Springs. Mr. Jones and his son, Gary, Jr., will open the concert.

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Higher Trails to sing at Purley Gates

Higher Trails, a Christian music group, will perform a concert at the Purley Gates Retreat Saturday, April 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, see the March 20 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald

Registration open for BirdFest 2014

Do not miss the 2014 Prairies and Pineywoods BirdFest, being hosted by the Franklin County Historical Association. The weekend of birding events will take place Friday through Sunday, May 2-4.

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End of time music to be played

You may hear one of the most powerful pieces of music of the 20th century, The Quartet for the End of Time by Olivier Messiaen, at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30 at Mount Vernon Music Hall.

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Great Backyard Bird Count starts Friday

The 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) kicks off this Friday, February 14, and runs through Monday, February 17. Anyone anywhere in the world can count birds for at least 15 minutes

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