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April Events

April 2021 Special Events

April 17: Art Show "Just for Fun" at 211 Gallery

Art Gallery 211's opening reception for "Just for Fun", and Grand Opening of Phase 1 remodel will be April 17. Come by from 10 am to 7pm for free refreshments, fabulous art, and a close look at our facelift in progress. Meet the artisits at an evening reception from 5-7 pm. Come celebrate with us!

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April 21: Spring Style Show at the East Texas Arboretum

The 2021 East Texas Arboretum Spring Style Show and Luncheon will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 21. Come see all the best clothing and accessories from the best boutiques in Athens.
Sponsors include: Kathy's Boutique, Jana's Boutique, Island Tans Boutique, and the Merle Norman Boutique.
Tickets are *SOLD OUT*. Call 903-675-5630 for more information.
Event Style Show 2021

April 23 & 24: Henderson County First Responders PCRA Rodeo

Held in conjunction with the Rodeo at Henderson County Regional Fair Park, on Friday night, there will be a crawfish boil and Fish Fry benefitting the Henderson County Go Texan Scholorship Fund from 6-8pm and there will be a BBQ Cook-off on Saturday.

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April 29: Opening Night of "Dearly Beloved"

Sponsored by First State Bank

Written by: Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten

April 29 & 30 @ 7PM

May 1, 6, 7, and 8 @ 7PM

May 2 @ 2PM

Adults: $15.00

Students: $5.00

Groups of 10 or more: $10 per person

Tickets available at 903-675-3908 or


THE STORY: Hilarity, Texas style! An over-the-top wedding, three feuding sisters and a church full of small town eccentrics. What could possibly go wrong? In this fast-paced, laugh-a-minute comedy, the Futrelle sisters of Fayro, Texas – Frankie, Twink and their estranged sister, Honey Raye - are thrown together to pull off a family wedding. But it is not going well. Frankie’s oldest twin daughter is marrying the son of the queen of what passes for high society in Fayro and Frankie is desperate to make this antebellum-themed wedding an elegant affair. It soon becomes obvious that Fate has other plans…

Between Frankie’s suspicions of her husband’s infidelity, Twink’s revamp of the wedding dinner into a tacky potluck supper and Honey Raye’s bombshell news that’s fueled her mysterious move back to town, the chances for this wedding being a success are fading fast. In spite of the best efforts of Miss Geneva Musgrave – the cantankerous wedding coordinator – and the homespun enthusiasm provided by Dairy Dog employee, Raynerd Chisum – the proceedings go hysterically off course with the stunning revelation that the bride-to-be and her intended have fled town. The Futrelles scramble to keep the mutinous wedding guests in place by staging a hastily thrown-together talent show in the sanctuary while the Deputy Sheriff races through the countryside to collar the runaway couple and drag them back for the “I do’s."

This joyful Southern-fried Jones Hope Wooten Comedy about love, marriage, sisterhood and three hundred pounds of good, ol’ Texas barbeque will have you laughing all the way down the aisle!

Event Dearly Beloved

April 30: A Night in the Garden

Are you ready for an evening to remember?
Then join us Friday, April 30, for A Night in the Garden for an evening of music and fine dining from 6-10 p.m.
Live music will be provided by The Andrews & Mizell Band. The menu will include an appetizer bar, prime rib or porterhouse pork chop, dessert, and beverage.
Tickets are $65 and available at the Arboretum office. Call 903-675-5630 for more information.
Event Spring Fling