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GC: Events Calendar through November

Sept. 30, 2011 at 4:30 a.m.


Market days

Oct. 8, Nov. 12: Goliad - Held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month, at 231 S. Market St. For more information, call 361-645-3563.

Oct. 15, Nov. 19: Victoria - Held from 3-10 p.m. on the third Saturday of every month at DeLeon Plaza in Downtown Victoria. For more information, call 361-485-3200.

Nov. 19, Dec. 17: Hallettsville - The Hallettsville Market Days is on the third Saturday of the month. The event offers jewelry, pottery, food and beer served under the pavilion of the Knights of Columbus Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 361-772-0084.

Arts and Theater

Oct. 15: Victoria - Victoria Symphony presents Mark Hughes in his 2nd season as Principal Trumpet with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. For more information, visit victoriasymphony.com, and for tickets, call 361-576-4500.

Nov. 4-6, 10-12: Victoria - The Victoria Theatre presents "Knock, Knock!" by local playwright and actor, Patrick McLaughlin. This comedy asks, "If someone locks herself in the bathroom, what would you do?" For more information, visit theatrevictoria.org and for tickets, call the box office at 361-570-TKTS (8587).

Nov. 11-13, 18-20: Port Lavaca - The Port Lavaca Main Street Theatre present "It Could Be Any of Us" by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Jody Weaver. A story of three artist siblings who share an antagonistic life together. For more information, visit plmainstreet.org and for tickets, call 361-552-4082.

Nov. 26: Rockport - Galleries Art Walk. Downtown and Heritage District galleries and shops open their doors for special events, opening receptions, refreshments and meet-the-artists gatherings. Galleries will open Hours for most galleries extended from 10 a.m. through 7 p.m.

Fundraisers and Festivals

Sept. 30, Oct. 1-2: Gonzales - Celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Texas Revolution with a battle re-enactment at the Gonzales Pioneer Village Living History Center and special entertainment and events throughout. For more information, visit gonzalestexas.com.

Oct. 11-15: Port Lavaca - Calhoun County Fair will have games, rides, food and vendors for all ages. It will be held at the Calhoun Fairgrounds. For more information, visit portlavacatx.org.

Oct. 21-22: Victoria - Victoria's own Bootfest will include live entertainment, activities for all ages, food and craft vendors in downtown Victoria. For more information, visit bootfest.org.

Nov. 5-6: Port Lavaca - The Port Lavaca Art Guild Annual Arts and Crafts Show will be two-days of vendors from the area, food and a quilt show. For more information, visit portlavacatx.org.

Farmers Markets

Cuero Farmers Market - Open year round. Held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays at Cuero City Park Entrance. For more information, call 361-275-2505. Holiday Festivities

Nov. 21: Cuero - Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Christmas in the Park opening will be held. The lighting of the tree will be at the Corner of Esplanade and Live Oak Streets and Christmas in the Park is every night in the Cuero Municipal Park from 6 to 10 p.m. through New Year's night. Bus Tours are welcome. For more information, visit christmasincuero.com.

Nov. 26: Hallettsville - Gear up for the holidays with Halletsville Festival of Lights. Hallettsville will host food, arts and craft booths, a kid's parade, Lighted Christmas Parade and Christmas play. For more information, visit hallettsvillechamber.chambermaster.com.

Races

Oct. 15: Goliad - The Missions Tour de Goliad offers the charm and challenges of the South Texas countryside. Choose from the 10-, 30-, 50-, or 85-mile tours where you will pedal through a rich countryside filled with stately centuries-old live oak trees and gently rolling hills. To register, visit goliadcc.org, or call 361-645-3563 for more information.

Nov. 5: Goliad - Grab your kayak or canoe and get ready for the Annual Fall Flotilla down the San Antonio River with fellow river enthusiasts. Register online at canoetrailgoliad.com or call Wilfred Korth at 361-575-6366 for more information.

Exhibits

Through Oct. 16: Nave Museumpresents "Mel Chin: The Funk and Wag from A to Z." Unconventional and politically engaged, Chin's art provokes greater social awareness and responsibility.

Oct. 29 though Nov. 27: Nave Museum presents El Dia de los Muertos ("Day of the Dead"). Enjoy this celebration of history, ancestry and culture. The exhibit will feature altars by various artists.

Museums

Museum of the Coastal Bend: Victoria - Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Tuesday through Saturday at the Victoria College campus, 2200 E. Red River St. Admission: adults, $3.50; seniors (55+), $2.50; students (age 4-grade 8), $2; free for museum members, VC and UHV faculty, staff and students, and children under 4. Contact: 361-582-2511 or visit www.museumofthecoastalbend.org.

Nave Museum: Victoria - Open 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, at 306 W. Commercial St. Admission: adults, $2 and children under 12, $1. Contact: 361- 575-8227 or visit www.victoriaregionalmuseum.com.

Yoakum Heritage Museum: Yoakum - Open 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, 312 Simpson St. Contact: 361-293-7022 or visit www.yoakumusa.com.

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