The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Local News

March 28, 2014

Music, market and comedy top Dogwood Trails events

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PALESTINE —

The Palestine Depot is located at Park Rd. 70 in Palestine, and the Rusk Depot is at Park Rd. 76 in Rusk. Call 877-726-7245 to make reservations or book online at www.texasstaterr.com.

 

Today through Sunday – Ivy Payne Wildlife Refuge

Nature lovers unite!

Anyone who needs a break from the world can come out this weekend to camp, take pictures, tour a lush wooded landscape and visit with new acquaintances on the 480-acre Ivy Payne Wildlife Refuge near Elkhart.

The refuge, located at the end of Anderson County Road 134, will open at 4 p.m. today and remain open through Sunday afternoon.

Nature tours through the hills and bottomlands of Parker Creek will start at 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. Sunday, led by East Texas Naturalist Dr. Heinz Gaylord.

There also will be a potluck supper Saturday night and a photo presentation of fauna and flora of the refuge. The property is equipped with a covered pavilion, two full bathrooms and a kitchen for common use.

Camping is primitive in woods adjacent to the covered pavilion. Small RV’s can be accommodated, though RV hookups and generators cannot be used.

 

Saturday and Sunday – Main Street Farm and Flower Market

For the first time, Palestine's historic Main Street program will host an outdoor Farm and Flower Market from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Farmers Market Pavilion, located at 825 W. Spring St.

Up for grabs will be a variety of farm and garden products, including garden art, bedding plants, herbs, trees and fresh produce – all by regional growers – as well as fresh jams, salsas, pickles and more.

The Anderson County Master Gardeners also will be selling trees during the market – including white dogwood bare-rooted seedlings – and will offer free educational talks at noon and 2 p.m. each day.

For more Dogwood Trails events, check the special section inserted in today's paper.

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