Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dogwoods, Trains & Plays....

The Dogwoods are blooming in Palestine!  Look at these beautiful newly-opened blossoms on this Dogwood tree. We have been watching this same tree in Davey Dogwood Park since day one.  
Dogwoods in Palestine, Texas: Davey Dogwood Park

We spotted these lovely bluebonnets yesterday. Spring is definitely here! 

Bluebonnets in the Historic District - Palestine, Texas

                                                          Bluebonnets in the Historic District - Palestine, Texas

The 76th Annual Dogwood Trails Celebration continues this weekend (March 29-30).....and it's suppose to be beautiful! For those planning to attend this weekend's festivities, below is a sample list of things to see and do.  For a full schedule of events, visit www.texasdogwoodtrails.com.

March 27, 28, 29- 13th Annual Old Time Music and Dulcimer Festival at the Museum of East Texas Culture located at 400 Micheaux. For more information please call (903)723-1914 or Email: information@museumpalestine.org

                                               Old Time Music & Dulcimer Festival - Palestine, Texas

March 28, 29, 30- Texas Theatre presents “Ghost of a Chance” tells the story of newly engaged couple Bethany and Floyd who are each dealing with obstacles on their path to true love. For Bethany, it’s the ghost of her dead husband, Chance. Bethany has brought her finance, Floyd, and his overbearing mother, Verna, up to her cabin in the woods, the site of the hunting accident that killed Chance, her first husband. Much to her consternation, he or rather, his ghost is still there. Only Bethany can see him, so Floyd and Verna think she is crazy as she frantically tries to get rid of, well, it seems to them nobody. Chance, meanwhile, is doing everything he can to prevent Bethany from marrying Floyd. Bethany even brings in a delightfully kooky psychic to help deal with the ghost of Chance. Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets $8 Students (Ages 4-18) $12 Adults

                                            Texas Theatre - Palestine, Texas Photo by Lee Loveless Photography

March 28-30- Main Street Architectural Scavenger Hunt - Find the architectural gems of the main Street district. Pick up your “Hunter Tips” at the visitor center, download from www.visitpalestine.com, or find them on the Main Street Facebook page. For more info call (903) 723-3014.

                                                               Anderson County Courthouse - Palestine, Texas

March 29,30- Piney Woods Excursion-11:00am-3:30 pm  Palestine Depot, Park Rd 70, Palestine, TX 75801 and Rusk Depot, Park Rd. 76 , Rusk, TX 75785.  Roundtrip Excursions depart from the Palestine and Rusk depots at 11:00 am and return at 3:30 pm. The trip is 1 ½ hours each way with 1 ½ hour layover at the opposite depot for a total of 4 ½ hour experience. Box lunches come with the Lone Star Class ticket. They are available for pre-order for all classes ($10 each if not riding in Standard Class) or you may bring your own. Beverages and snacks are available for purchase in the concession car. Half-way trips for those interested in a shorter excursion may board at either depot at 11:00 am or 2:00pm and halfway through the trip switch trains when they pass at the Mewshaw Siding. Total trip is 1 ½ hours. For reservations phone: (877)726-7245 or book online at: www.texasstaterr.com
Photo Courtesy of the Texas State Railroad

March 30- Texas State Railroad’s Dogwood Special Brunch Train running out of Palestine Depot. Train ride is $50 per person no matter age and includes a lovely brunch on the train while they’re viewing the dogwoods.  Regular train ride will run out of Rusk Depot –normal pricing for train out of Rusk. Group Bookings call (903)683-3093 and regular reservations call (877)726-7245

                                                      Brunch on the Texas State Railroad - Palestine, Texas Depot

March 29, 30 Howard House Museum Tour- 12:00-4:00 pm at 1011 North Perry St.  Admission is free. For more information contact Jack Calcote at (903) 723-0268 or by email: jdcote2000@yahoo.com

                                              Howard House Museum Palestine, Texas - Photo by Stuart Whitaker

March 29 & 30 -Main Street  Farm & Flower Market –9a-5p & 11a-4p – Farmers Market Pavilion, 825 W. Spring St. – Spring is in the air and the Market has what you need! This unique outdoor market will feature bedding plants, herbs, trees, fresh produce, jams, pickles, yard art and decorations. Educational and how-to talks will be offered as well. For more information visit www.visitpaelstine.com or call (903) 723-3014.
                                                                  Farm & Flower Market - Palestine, Texas

March 29,30 – Sacred Heart Catholic Church Tours-11:00am–3:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 -5:00 pm at 503 N. Queen St.  For more information please call (903)-729-2463

Stained Glass Windows in Sacred Heart Catholic Church - Palestine, Texas

March 30 - Gingerbread and Coffee at Pilgrim Church 2:00pm-4pm on Sunday.  Members of the Pilgrim Cemetery Association will serve gingerbread and coffee at the Old Pilgrim Church, the first Protestant church in Texas.  The reconstructed log church will be open to the public, and visitors can enjoy tours of the historic cemetery and tales of the pioneer family.  For more information contact Wanda Burke at 903-764-5463
                                                                       Pilgrim Church - Photo by MYETX.com

We invite you to join us this weekend for a great celebration full of history, fun and dogwoods (www.texasdogwoodtrails.com). Palestine is graced with stately homes, gorgeous scenic drives and a Texas friendly welcome that offers a true Southern experience.

                                                 Local Farmer at the Palestine Farmer's Market - Palestine, Texas

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