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This weeks local events

May 16, 2014

Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas


SANTA ROSA ROUNDUP RODEO: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Vernon. Dance Friday night will feature Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys. Performing Saturday will be Crosswind and Cody Shaw and the Rhythm Boys. 940-552-2564 or 940-552-6868.

PICNIC WITH RANGERS: 11 a.m. Saturday, Copper Breaks State Park. Have lunch with the park rangers. Come out and meet and talk with the people who try to take care of your state park. It is a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes perspective of the parks. 940-839-4331.

BREW FEST: 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday (VIPs admitted at noon), J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center. Wide variety of craft beers with musical entertainment. 782-1694.

WICHITA FALLS GUN AND KNIFE SHOW: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, MPEC Exhibit Hall, Fifth and Burnett. Guns, knives, cowboy gear, ammo, coins, jerky, jewelry and more. $5 for adults and free for children younger than 13. 692-3766.

"ART ON THE GREEN" SCULPTURE GARDEN EXHIBIT 2014 OPENS: 6 p.m. Saturday, Kemp Center, 1300 Lamar St. Garden party. $20. 767-2787 or

RIVER BEND NATURE CENTER PHOTO EXHIBIT: Through May 23, What's Up Downstairs Gallery, Kemp Center for the Arts, 1300 Lamar St. Free admission. 767-2787.

"STEWART NACHMIAS, PRINTS AND CAST PAPER": Ends Friday, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU, 2 Eureka Circle. Nachmias' work includes cast paper woodcuts and is included at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. 397-8900.

BYERS BIKE BASH: Saturday, Byers. Presented by Katie's Kids Camp and the Byers Volunteer Fire Department. Online registration closes at 11:01 p.m.May 16. 940-529-6566.

DANCE DASH 5K: 9 a.m. Saturday, MPEC Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall parking lot. $45. Benefits Children's Miracle Network. 764-8429 or

MAKE 'EM SMILE MYSTERY RUN: 10 a.m. Saturday, Fuzzy's Taco Shop, 2611 Plaza Parkway (Century Plaza). $20 (single)/$25 (rider and passenger). Sponsored by the Sheppard Green Knights to benefit Children's Aid Society.

SHOW & SHINE CAR SHOW: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sam's Club parking lot, 3801 Kell. Benefits Children's Miracle Network. $15 per entry on day of show. 636-0877.

RAIN WATER HARVESTING DEMONSTRATION/DISCUSSION: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Downtown Farmers Market. Free. Presented by Wichita County Master Gardeners.

BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE: 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Village Bowl, 4022 Kemp. Benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters. 767-2447.

CINEMARK CLASSIC FILM SERIES PRESENTS "SPARTACUS": 2 p.m. Sunday and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Cinemark 14, Parker Square.


CRIME STOPPERS GOLF TOURNAMENT: Monday, Wichita Falls Country Club. Registration at noon; shotgun start at 1 p.m. Cost: $100 per person ($400 per four-person team). Includes cart and 18 holes of golf, a light lunch from Chick-fil-A, door prizes, tea and soft drinks by McAlister's Deli and Pepsi, dinner from Johnny Carino's, goody bags and contests for Hole in One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Information: 940-761-7777.

PERKINS LECTURES -- ADAM HAMILTON: 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, 10th and Travis. 766-4231.

OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES -- BRIAN REILLY JAZZ QUARTET: 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, MPEC, behind the flag poles. 761-7490.

WFISD ALL-CITY STRINGS FEST: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Rider High School Field House, 4166 Cypress. 235-1077.

RIVER BEND NATURE CENTER PRESENTS THE DALLAS ZOO: 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon Tuesday to Thursday at the nature center, which is at the entrance to Lucy Park. $4 for children and adults; babies age 1 and younger free. Open to schools and public. Reserve a spot. 767-0843 or

CINEMARK CLASSIC FILM SERIES PRESENTS "SPARTACUS": 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Cinemark 14, Parker Square.

LIVE AT THE LAKE, BLACK AND WHITE BAND: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday on the grounds of the Museum of Art, 2 Eureka Circle. Part of the Live at the Lake summer concert series. Free admision. 397-8900.

continuing events

"BELLES & BEAUS, A HISTORY OF NORTH TEXAS WEDDINGS": Through July, Museum of North Texas History, 720 Indiana Ave. Features weddings from late 1800s to 1900s. Dresses worn by North Texas brides.

DARKSIDE DOWNTOWN TOUR: Walking tour Friday and Saturday night. Minimum of eight people. Starts at sundown. Also, daytime downtown tour. Reservations: Julie Coley, 631-5380 or

"ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG, FOUR DECADES OF WORK ON PAPER"; "MARIA ZIEGLER RETROSPECTIVE": Through May 31, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU, 2 Eureka Circle. The Rauschenberg exhibit features prints and drawings by the influential Texas-born artist who died in 2008. His works have exhibited at the Guggenheim and Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art. Ziegler's exhibit features clay sculpture and multimedia works. 397-8900.

"PHOTOGRAPHERS TO WATCH" EXHIBIT: Through May 30, Kemp Center for the Arts, 13th and Lamar. Featuring work by Wichita Falls Art Association members.

EXHIBIT BY SANDY HAY, "A COLORFUL VIEW": Through July 3, Kemp at the Forum.

"VIETNAM, THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE": Permanent exhibit on display, Museum of North Texas History, 720 Indiana Ave. This is the new exhibit in the Bill English Military Collection. Curated by Ralph Cuevas as a project for his master's degree. 322-7628.

JURIED STUDENT EXHIBITION AND SENIOR EXHIBITION: Through August, Juanita Harvey Art Gallery, Fain Fine Arts Center, MSU. Works may be viewed through August. 397-4264 or


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