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Tue October 14, 2014 1:00 pm

The Making of Gone With The Wind

September 9-January 4
Harry Ransom Center

Go behind the scenes of one of the classic films of Hollywood's Golden Age. Featuring more than 300 rarely seen and some never-before-exhibited materials, the exhibition is drawn entirely from the Ransom Center's collections and includes on-set photographs, storyboards, correspondence and fan mail, production records, makeup stills, concept art, costume sketches, audition footage, and producer David O. Selznick's memos. The green curtain dress and other gowns worn by Vivien Leigh are displayed together for the first time in more than 25 years.

Dinosaurs Live!

September 15-February 15
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Walk back in time along a half-mile nature trail with nine life-size animatronic dinosaurs. Watch the dinosaurs move, learn about them, and hear them roar. The exhibit gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. Photo op and play area dinosaurs will be available as well.

Films of 1939

October 2, November 6, December 4
Harry Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center presents the series “Films of 1939” in conjunction with its exhibition "The Making of Gone With the Wind."  The series includes "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" (Oct. 2), "Idiot’s Delight" (Nov. 6), and "The Wizard of Oz" (Dec. 4). Learn more here.

Holiday in the Pines

November 20-22
Nacogdoches Civic Center

Enjoy holiday shopping in a festive atmosphere where the Civic Center is transformed into a holiday wonderland.  More than 60 specialty stores present clothing, gifts, jewelry, food, and special holiday charms while you mingle with friends and shop for Christmas.

62nd Annual Theta Charity Antiques Show

November 20-23
George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall E

For four days, shopping enthusiasts and antiques aficionados will be able to peruse the best of antiques from fine art to furniture featuring over 50 premier antiques dealers from around the world. The Theta Charity Antiques Show, considered by many as one of the top three antiques shows in the United State for size and quality, has raised over $6.5 million dollars since its inception in 1952.

Nacogdoches Nine Flags Wassail Festival

November 29
Downtown Nacogdoches

Downtown Nacogdoches merchants will be competing for bragging rights for the best holiday brew while shoppers and other downtown visitors are invited to warm their bodies and spirits by sampling the various recipes. The competition is fierce, but friendly.

Bucking Bull Games

December 4-13
Las Vegas

Texas-based Exclusive Genetics Bucking Bull Games returns to Las Vegas, Nevada for the fourth consecutive year. Parallel to the National Finals Rodeo, five bucking bull events will be showcased with a record high $1.5 million in payouts. You can own a bucking bull- learn how you can become a $500,00 winner! For details, please visit

13th Annual Gruene Pony Express Ride

December 6
Gruene Historic District
New Braunfels

Gruene Historic District will receive a Pony Express rider from the Heritage Trail Ride Association of New Braunfels at 10:00am. Relay riders carry a “Christmas Greetings” message from the Governor of Texas.

Gruene Town Lighting

December 6
Gruene Historic District
New Braunfels

Gruene closes out the many festivities of the day with a brass band street performance at 5pm, followed by the annual town lighting at 6pm when Cowboy Kringle rides into town on horseback, lights up the town, and hands out candy canes to the kids. Admission is free.

Designer Jewelry and Custom Belt Buckle Trunk Show & Reception

December 12-13
Rewards store

Meet the designers and see their beautiful creations: Greg Jensen Belt Buckles, Michael Sugarman Jewelry, and Bill Ward from Charles Garnier. Greg Jensen will be demonstrating how he does his incredible engraving. Call 800.292.0195 for details.

Houston Symphony Magical Musical Morning

December 14
River Oaks Country Club

Indulge in a musical holiday brunch for families and children of all ages that features an Instrument Petting Zoo, arts and craft activities, holiday shopping and a visit and photograph with Santa.


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