From Staff Reports

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Feb. 25 – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Open Studios at 100 West – 100 W. Third Avenue at Beaton – Meet the artists and see works created during their stay at the residency. Across the street, view a new instillation of historic and architectural importance. 125&175 commemorates Corsicana’s 175 years with history from the 125- year-old International Order of Odd Fellows Lodge before it became 100 West studios. Artifacts include lodge furnishings, ephemera, banners, performance props, and a 1/16 scale model of the Lodge as it was built in 1898 by historian Ron Maxwell.

Warm and Golden Coffee Pop-Up 12 p.m – 4 p.m. – A first for Corsicana, this Dallas-based coffee pop-up has family roots here. Serving espresso-based beverages and cold beverages on the sidewalk, at the entrance of 100 West, and pastries upstairs at Open Studios.

Brick Streets Brewery – Open 12 p.m. – Fifth Avenue, across from the Corsicana Opry – Corsicana’s only microbrewery, offers pleasant patio seating.

Cassaro Winery and Tasting Room – Open at 2 p.m. – Downtown Corsicana – With indoor and outdoor seating, serves award-winning wines by the glass and bottle, with a full tasting experience to choose from, and includes food offerings.

The Pearce Museum – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – The Cook Center at the Navarro College Corsicana campus. The museum celebrates Black History month with a special exhibit, African American Education in Corsicana, showcasing the important educators in Corsicana through the years.

Breakfast – 7:30 p.m. – The WLAC in Downtown Corsicana – The world premiere of a play written and directed by Corsicana
local Pam C. Dudley, Breakfast unpacks the sensitive and touching subject of school integration.

Live entertainment – 9 p.m. – The Corsicana Opry in Downtown Corsicana – Musical performances by Eric Trojacek and the Lost
Money Band.


March 2 – Pioneer Village – 11:30 a.m., to 1:30 p.m. – Next to Jester Park – A free to the public hosted Texas Independence Day Celebration with Texas history, food and music. There will be an historical reenactment with the reading of the Texas Declaration of Independence from 1836 Washington-on-the-Brazos at 12:15 p.m.

March 3 – Food Truck Friday – 6 p.m. – In the parking lot behind Brick Streets Brewery in Downtown Corsicana – Live music by Courtney & the Sidetracks – 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Open Mic Karaoke at Corsicana Opry – 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

March 4 – Live entertainment at Cassaro Winery – 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. – 211 N. Beaton in Downtown Corsicana – With musical performance by popular musician/singer Raquel Lindemann.

Haggard & Jones 7:30 p.m. – At the Palace Theatre in Downtown Corsicana – The Art Alley installations continue, with an unveiling scheduled for late March. Adjacent to the Palace Theatre.

March 11 – Navarro County Genealogical Society Meeting – 10 a.m. – The Roberts room at the Corsicana Library in Downtown Corsicana. Everyone who enjoys history and learning who their kinfolks might be is invited to attend. Lynette Graham from Purslay will bring the meeting’s program. Lynette will be telling attendees a unique story about a lady from Canada who fought in the Civil War.

March 13Ribbon Cutting – Corsicana Park Lanes – 11:30 a.m. – 2801 W. Seventh Avenue

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Event – The Collin Club – Downtown Corsicana – Free Entry

March 22 – Kinsloe House Stepping Into Spring Shopping and Fashion Event – 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Cook Center at Navarro College

March 23Chamber Job Fair – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – MLK Event Center, 1114 E. Sixth Avenue

After Hours: Building Your Business – 7 p.m. – Business Hall, Rice City Hall

March 24 – Children’s Shop One Year Anniversary Event – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Downtown Corsicana

March 29Healthy YOU

March 30Ribbon Cutting – Bristol Hospice-Pathways

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