Saturday, June 4, 2011

Babe, Port Arthur’s ‘Wonder Girl’
Everyone around here ought to know about the Olympic and golfing achievements of our Babe, and author Don Van Natta Jr. is alerting the rest of the world in his new book, “Wonder Girl: The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrickson Zaharias.”
The daughter of “penniless” Norwegian immigrants to Port Arthur became famous for what she could do and a robust personality.

Take a Chance at TAM
Jayne Smith notes the Harmony Exporters chorus will take the stage at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12, for the Second Sunday program at Texas Artists Museum, Cultural Center Drive. I got a singing Valentine from these guys that I will never forget.
My duck-painting buddy Don Chance will have work on display along with wood carvings by M.E. “Bunkie” Stephens. A reception will follow the Second Sunday program, at 3:15 p.m. Cal Gaspard, who is the Foyer Featured Artist of the month.
Forms are ready for ArtSmart for children. Call -983-4881 Tuesday through Saturday for details.

Bubbly for the children
Science gets blown away thanks to the Texas Energy Museum. The Museum and the Beaumont Public Library Services Willard Branch Library will present Bubble Day from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the North End Community Center, 3580 E. Lucas Drive. Children will subtly learn science as they test bubble sizes, strength and color while discovering the physics of soap bubbles. Fun will include bubble walls, making bubbles inside of bubbles and being surrounded by a bubble. It’s free and designed for up-and-blowing scientists aged 3 to 8. For more information, call the museum at 409-833-5100.

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