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Thru January 1, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Athens: The Christmas Park Land of Lights. More than a mile long, bejeweled with over 2 million lights, and complete with festive music, it's sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Time: Open every night 6 pm to 10:30 pm. Cost: $10 minimum per vehicle, Over 5 people $2 each. Location: Off Loop 317 between Hwy 175W and Hwy 31W. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-675-7469. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Nov. 13 through Jan. 1.

Thru January 1, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Kilgore: Christmas in the Oil Patch. Experience "Christmas in the Oil Patch" at the Oil Museum, the World's Richest Acre Park and star-topped oil derricks, cut a Christmas Tree, Christmas stories in our festive library, tour lighted neighborhoods, and visit the historic Post Office and Heritage Square with a 35' Christmas Tree, shopping, and festive entertainment. Time: 6pm-8pm. Cost: free. Location: Downtown Kilgore. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 903-984-5022. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, November through January.

January 2005 - EXHIBIT - Houston: Individual Artist Fellowship Series. Space 125 is a nonprofit gallery dedicated to showcasing the work of Houston artists whose artistic accomplishments have been recognized by the Cultural Arts Council through its Individual Artist Fellowships Award program. Space 125 is located on the ground level of the Houston Center for the Arts, 3201 Allen Parkway (one block west of the intersection of Waugh and Allen). The gallery will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 10am-2pm. and by appointment. Funding for Space 125 is provided by the City of Houston through the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County and by William J. Hill/Houston Oil Producing Enterprises. Time: 6pm-9pm. for openings. Cost: free. Location: Space 125 Gallery, 3201 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 713-527-9330 or visit www.cachh.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Exhibits run for 6 weeks.

January 1 - Middle of March 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Athens: Annual Trout Harvest. Come experience the thrill of trout fishing at the beautiful Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, Texas. Location: 5550 FM 2495. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-903-676-2277. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, January 1 - middle of March.

January 8, 2005 - CONCERT - Beaumont: Texas Artist Guild - "Classical Music from the Triangle". This AIDS Benefit Concert will be at the Julie Rogers Theatre. Time: 7pm. Cost: $20 advance/ $30 at-door/ $50 VIP. Location: Julie Rogers Theatre, 765 Pearl, Beaumont, Texas 77701. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: 50,000 - 200,000. Tickets are available at www.TexasArtistGuild.com; Swicegood Music; and Triangle Aids Network. For more information, call 409-781-1130. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 8-9, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Brenham: Antiques Show. A shopping extravaganza with more than 50 vendor booths. Offers a variety of items, with an emphasis on country and formal furniture, antique glassware, English and American pottery and porcelains, jewelry, pewter, vintage quilts, eclectic memorabilia, Texana items and collectibles. Admission: $4. Hours: 9am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday. Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 2804 Gun and Rod Road. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For information, call 979-251-9455 or 888-273-6426 or visit www.brenhamtexas.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 10-20, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Amarillo: National Cutting Horse Association World Championship Finals. Over 500 of the top riders and cutting horses vie for the title "World Champion" in a week-long event at the Amarillo National Center. It is the largest equestrian event in Amarillo. Time: 8am-8pm. Cost: free. Location: Amarillo National Center--Tri-State Fairgrounds at 10th and Grand Street. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 817-244-6188. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 12, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Comal Country Music Show. A house band and three featured artists provide country music for the listening audience. Snack bar provides delicious sandwiches and desserts. Time: Doors open at 6pm. Cost: $4. Location: 380 S. Seguin. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-629-4547. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: 2nd Wednesday of each month.

January 12-15, 2005, - EXHIBIT - Columbus: Rodeo Student Show. A great review of aspiring young artists from Columbus area schools. Location: 1014 Milan Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8398. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 13, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Houston: ISEP Exposed: What Public Artists do in Their Private Time. For those curious about what happens in the privacy of an artist's studio, the upcoming exhibition ISEP Exposed will showcase the studio work of 12 artists who have recently completed major public art commissions for the brand new, state-of-the-art, highly-trafficked International Services Expansion Program at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Time: 10am-2pm. Cost: Free. Location: Space 125 Gallery, Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County, 3201 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX 77019. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 713-527-9330. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 14 - February 6, 2004 - SPORTING EVENT - Fort Worth: 109th Annual Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show & Rodeo. Established in 1896, this popular event attracts nearly one million people from around the world to the Will Rogers Memorial Center for the nation's oldest livestock show and daily performances of the world's original indoor rodeo. Grounds open daily 8am-10pm. Grounds Admission: $8 Adults, $4 Children (6-16). Grounds admission tickets are available upon arrival. Tickets are on sale at the Will Rogers Box Office located at 3401 West Lancaster Ave. Please call 817-877-2400 for ticket information. Location: Will Rogers Memorial Center. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 817-877-2400 or visit http://www.fwssr.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

January 15-16, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Amarillo: 49th Annual Panhandle Boat, Sports & Travel Show. Features boats, camp trailers, booths and craft products. Includes a bass tank with live fish and seminars. Saturday 9am to 8pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm. Admission: Adults $5, Seniors (65+) $3, Kids (6-15) $3, Kids 5 & under FREE. Location: Amarillo, Texas, Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St., 806-622-1143. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 17, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Freeport: Martin Luther King Parade. A parade celebrating the accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King. The parade goes through Freeport and features area bands, churches and community leaders. Time: TBA. Cost: Free. Location: West Second Street. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 409-238-4342. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on the Martin Luther King holiday.

January 21-22, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - McAllen: Rio Grande Valley 19th Annual Woodcarving Show. Noon-6 pm Friday, 10am-4pm Saturday. Donation is $2. Children under 12 are free. Location: McAllen Civic Center. Region: South Texas Plains. For additional information, call 956-581-2448 or 956-702-3834. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 22-23, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Houston: Houston Spring Branch Lions Club "5th Week Trade Days". This is a Trade Days for vendors to sell antiques, hand made arts, crafts, collectibles, jewelry, bath lotions and soaps, woodwork, plants, paintings, pottery, baskets, folk art, yard art, and more. Time: 9am -6pm. Cost: Event free to public; $1 parking. Location: Houston Farm and Ranch Club, One Abercrombie Drive Houston, Texas 77084. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 713-464-4241 or visit www.lions2s2.org/HoustonSpringBranch.htm. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Event held in each month of year with 5 Saturdays.

January 22 - March 12, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Columbus: Thelma Moore. A celebraton of art with an afternoon tea, in honor of the exhibit of new work by Columbus treasure, Thelma Moore. Location: 1014 Milam. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-8398. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 28 - February 8, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Galveston: Mardi Gras Galveston. A Salute To "Red, White & Blue". The largest Mardi Gras celebration in Texas has more than 75 events including: an awesome entertainment district, colorful parades and processions, elaborate balls and parties, plus exciting exhibits and sporting events. This pre-Lenten celebration draws an estimated 500,000 revelers to beautiful Galveston Island each year. Contact the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau for more information at 888-425-4753 or call 409-797-5164, visit www.mardigrasgalveston.com, or come by our Visitors Center at 2428 Seawall Boulevard. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

January 28-30, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Laredo: Laredo International Sister Cities Festival. Laredo's nineteen sister cities include cities from Mexico, Spain, China, Taiwan, Argentina and Australia. The Laredo International Festival of Sister Cities features an EXPO with products for sale and displays from each of the participating cities. Exotic flowers, embroidered textiles, wrought iron, wood furniture, silver jewelry and more will be available for purchase! Time: Fri & Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Cost: Free. Location: 2400 San Bernardo Ave. Laredo, TX 78040. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 1-800-361-3360 or visit www.laredosistercities.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

January 29 - February 20, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Laredo: 108th Washington's Birthday Celebration. A 17-day, 32 event festival, consisting of parades, pageants, street parties in Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, concerts, carnival, children's Fun Fest, fireworks, Jalapeno Festival and more. One of the biggest and oldest celebrations of the first president's birthday. Celebrating since 1898. Call for times and costs. Location: Around the city of Laredo. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: 250,000-500,000. For more information, call 956-722-0589. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in February, around George Washington's Birthday.

January 29 - July 10, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Canyon: "Lace & Linen in a Land of Iron & Dust." Euro-American settlers of the American West enjoyed fine things as much as friends and relatives living in more settled parts of the United States. Exhibit includes household textile and clothing items that improved the quality of life on the Texas Panhandle frontier. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Time: Museum Hours. Cost: Museum General Admission. Location: 2503 4th Ave Canyon TX 79015. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 806-651-2244. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

 

 

 

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