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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 12:00 am

>>21st annual Trappings

>> Alpine Museum of the Big Bend will have its 21st annual “Trappings of Texas Cowboy Gear” art exhibit and sale at 6 p.m. today and the public auction from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the museum at Sul Ross University in Lawrence Hall, in Alpine.

The event will feature new gear makers including saddle maker Nancy Hoggan of Gooding, Idaho, and spur and bit maker Matt Humphreys of Lubbock.

New to the event are artists Eldon Lux of Kenansville, Fla., Lindy Cook Severns of Fort Davis and Donald M. Yena of San Antonio.

Tickets are $40 per couple or $25 per person in advance.

For information, call Liz Jackson at (432) 837-8143.

Benjamin Franklin Recognition

>> The Ector County Library has scheduled to recognize Benjamin Franklin’s achievements of issuing the “First Free Lending Library” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the library, 321 W. Fifth St.

Historian Dan Kalenak will have his latest book “Benjamin Franklin: America’s gift to the world” available to purchase along with free posters and free bicentennial medallions.

For information, call 332-0633.

Marilayne Millwood

>> Marilayne Millwood will perform from 8 p.m. to midnight today and from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday at American Legion, 2701 E. Eighth St.

She will perform classic country.

For information, call 368-4926.

‘La Bohème’

>> The Globe Theatre and Odessa College will present “La Bohème” featuring David Corman at 8 p.m. today and March 2 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and March 4 at the theater, 2308 Shakespeare Road.

Tickets are $12 adult, $10 seniors and students and $8 for groups of 15 or more.

For information, call 332-1586 or 580-3177.

Story time

>> The University of Texas of

the Permian Basin’s education department will have story time at 10 a.m. each Saturday through May 5 at Hastings Books, Movies and Video Store, 3895 E. 42nd St.

Each child will receive a free book to take home.

Pablo Contreras

>> Pablo Contreras will be signing his book “Truth to Genuine Love” from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Hastings Books, Movies and Video Store, 3895 E. 42nd St.

‘America! America! Music of the New World’

>> Midland Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale will present “America! America! Music of the New World” at 8 p.m. Saturday at Mid-Cities Community Church, 8700 State Highway 191.

The program will include music of American composers Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and Charles Ives, as well as Anton Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World.”

Joining the MOSC will be guest conductor Adam Flatt, director of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, soprano Katherine Harris and the Permian Basin’s own Horace Brown.

Tickets are $17. For information, call 563-0921.

Auditions

>> The Globe Theatre will hold auditions for “The Comedy of Errors” at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the theater, 2308 Shakespeare Road.

Roles are open for all ages.

For information, call 332-1586 or 580-3177.

Vienna Choir Boys

>> Midland Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale will feature Vienna Choir Boys live in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Mid-Cities Community Church, 8700 State Highway 191.

The performance will include works by Mozart, Bartok, and Johann Strauss, folk songs from Europe and Polynesia and show tunes such as “Singing in the Rain” and “Chim Chim Cher-ee” from Mary Poppins.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and $5 for children 12 and younger.

For information, call 563-0921 or visit www.mosc.org.

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