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March 28, 2014

Music, market and comedy top Dogwood Trails events


Dulcimer music, a farm and flower market, and a theatrical comedy are among events slated for this weekend, the second of three weekends comprising the 76th Annual Dogwood Trails Celebration.

Highlights this weekend include the following:


Today and Saturday — 13th Annual Palestine Old Time Music and Dulcimer Festival

Kicking things off the old fashioned way with a healthy bit of toe-tappin', jammin' and strummin', the 13th Annual Palestine Old Time Music and Dulcimer Festival is expected to bring about 300 musicians from across the country to fill the halls of the Museum for East Texas Culture today and Saturday. The old museum will come alive with the sounds of old-time music workshops, jamming sessions and nightly concerts.

The schedule for today and Saturday is as follows: 9 to 10:15 a.m., workshops and jams; 10:45 a.m. to noon, workshops and jams; noon to 1:15 p.m., break for lunch; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., day concerts; 2:45 to 4 p.m., workshops and jams; 4 to 6:45 p.m., free time and dinner; 6:45 to 10:05 p.m., evening concerts; 10:05 until, jamming. Single-day cost is $35 for everything (two concerts, workshops and jamming) or single-day without workshops, $25 (includes two concerts and jamming). For the public (those not participating in the workshops and other events), evening concert tickets are $15 per person or $45 for the family. Day concert tickets are $10 each.

The museum is located at 400 Micheaux St. in Palestine, behind Reagan Park. For detailed information about the festival, visit


Today, Saturday and Sunday — The Texas Theater presents “Ghost of a Chance.”

The Palestine Community Theatre will present its spring comedy/love story, “Ghost of a Chance” at the Texas Theater in downtown Palestine. With character twists and ponderous ideas about life and death, “Ghost of a Chance” is the story of a recently engaged couple Bethany (played by Olivia Santone) and Floyd (played by Glenn Barnhart) dealing with obstacles on their path to true love – mainly the ghost of Bethany’s deceased husband, Chance (played by Gerry Goodwin), who manifests during the engaged couple’s cabin retreat. The production also features Floyd's mother Vera (played by Carol Moore), a kooky psychic Crystal (played by Dr. Jan Sikes) and the cabin owner Adam (played by John Lamb).

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