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February 25, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Allen Public Library - Children's Program Room
For all ages in the Children’s Program Room. Build family bonds while having a great time together! Games for all ages - from pre-readers to adults. Caregivers must stay with children under age 9.
February 25, 2017, 3:00 PM @ Allen Public Library - Civic Auditorium
RosieLeetta "Lee" Reed portrays Cathay Williams, the first documented African-American woman to enlist in the U.S. Army and the only woman to serve in the U.S. Army as a man. Join us to hear her exciting story!
February 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM @ Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Saturday Night Rec-N-Roll is back at Joe Farmer Recreation Center, providing a fun, safe, social program for students in grades 3-6.
February 25, 2017, 11:00 AM - 6:40 PM @ FBC Allen
This free and family-friendly event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic.
In over 2,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space, visitors will step inside homes, markets and schools — without getting on a plane. Each child's story starts in poverty but ends in hope.
February 25, 2017, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Allen Heritage Center
The annual Allen Railroad History/Sam Bass Day celebration commemorates Allen being founded by the Houston and Texas Central Railroad (H&TC) in 1874. At 11:15 a.m., historian Warren Johnson tells the story of Sam Bass, then at 11:45 a.m., Allen High School drama students will re-enact the famous Sam Bass robbery.
Several family-friendly activities are planned—dress up in old clothes to pretend to ride a train in the 1800s; ring the Ebenezer Allen steam train bell; shovel coal into a train engine; fill the tender with water from a water tower; watch blacksmiths at work; and take your picture as part of the Sam Bass gang. There will also be a costume contest where prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed cowboy/outlaw. There is a $5 entry fee for the costume contest.
February 25, 2017, 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Blue House Too
Color and creativity best describe Marie Renfro's paintings in oil or acrylic. A very versatile artist, Marie enjoys using various media to express her emotional response to a subject. Her work has received numerous outstanding awards and is included in major collections. She holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Texas Woman's University in Denton and has studied in several European countries.
Exhibited artwork can be purchased at the gallery, along with books by Amanda Dunbar and Jaqcueline Woodson.