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Nov 8 - MESQUITE - Mesquite Recycles Day - The Mesquite Recycles Day will be held on Saturday, November 8, 8 a.m. - noon in the front parking lot of Poteet High School, 3300 Poteet Drive. This free service is provided to Mesquite residents. The following list of items will be accepted: gently used eye glasses, gently used books, magazines, videos, DVDs, CDs, and books on tape, used cellular phones, cellular phone batteries and accessories, used laser and ink jet printer cartridges, and used rechargeable batteries, gently used clothing, handbags, linens, towels, gently used toys and household items, tires and used appliances, e-waste (computers, monitors, televisions, printers, any electronic device) and documents for shredding (shredding will be done off-site). Paint, oil and chemicals will NOT be accepted. For more information, call 972-329-8331.
Oct 31 - Nov 2 - Downtown Greenville - The Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest. More
Oct 25 - A MUST VISIT EVENT Waxahachie: TCR Festival Waxahachie, Join Bob Phillips and crew at his annual bash on the courthouse square in Waxahachie, TX! The Texas Country Reporter Festival features artists, craftsmen, music, and food from all over the Lone Star State – much of it featured on TCR over the years. It's free, family-friendly, and fun! Pets are welcome, but they must be leashed.
Oct. 25-26 - MESQUITE: Buchanan Antique and Collectibles Market Hundreds of dealers from sell treasures and hard-to-find items. Big Town Event Center. www.buchananmarkets.com 405/844-6055
Oct 18, Nov 15 - MESQUITE: Arcade Auction Find pinball machines, arcade games, air hockey, pool tables, foosball tables, jukeboxes, dart games, change machines, kiddie rides, cranes, slot machines, video poker and other amusement and coin-operated items. Big Town Event Center. www.auctiongamesales.com 800/551-0660
Oct. 1-30 - MESQUITE: White Rock Weaving Center Exhibit The exhibition features 75 pieces by more than 20 weavers. Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway. www.mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444
Chili Cook Offs
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10/18 - Farmers Branch, TX - Farmers Branch CCO and Blue Grass - Festival. Where: 2540 Farmers Branch Lane, in Farmers Branch Historical Park. Pre-registration. www.bloominbluegrass.com web site Onsite registration will start at 9:30AM. Cooks entry at 8:30AM. Entry into park by cooks MUST be before 10AM. Chili Grind only. Beans $5 pay out 50/30/20, turn in 1PM. Lots of music and large crowds. Chili $20, turn in 2PM. Announcements around 4PM. Fire Extinguisher required. Farmers Branch is a no smoking/drinking in city park. No RV parking. Plenty of cooking area. People's choice is free if cooking CASI chili otherwise it is $20. Charity is Blue Heritage Foundation.People's Choice Awards for 1-3 $250/$200/ $150 Gift Card. Sold 300 People's Choice cups and ran out early last year so please bring lots of chili for the People's Choice and as you see the prize is a major one. Awards: show 1-3 is $100/$75/$50 Gift card. Chili is 1-3 $100/$75/ $50 Gift Card. 4-10 is $25 Gift Card. Flyer to follow. Contact Meredith Dowdy 972.919.2631, firstname.lastname@example.org Directions for cooks: From I35 north take the valley View exit east. Go to Denton Drive and turn left to Farmers Branch Lane, turn east and enter park just after train tracks.
10/11 - Sanger, TX - Lake Ray Roberts Area Elks CO. - Cookoff at Lake Ray Roberts Area Elks is CANCELLED. The cookoff is being held by the Denton Elks in New Location. Held at Denton Elks Lodge 228 E Oak St. Delora Goin 940-230-3238.
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