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Enjoy these Kaufman County community events in April

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The month of April is a busy one full of fun events throughout Kaufman County. Many of these events are free, which makes it all the better!

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Terrell ArtWalk- Friday, April 4 in downtown Terrell. This free event takes place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. It's a self-guided tour of about 15 local businesses downtown that will be displaying artwork and providing free entertainment. Get a look at Terrell's art community!

Forney MESA (Softball) Opening Day Ceremonies- Saturday, April 5 at 9 a.m. at Forney Community Park, located at 241 S. FM 548. It's the 10th anniversary for MESA and opening day is always fun for the whole family. Also, they now accept debit/credit cards at the concession stands.

Friends of the Kaufman County Library Book Sale- The two day event takes place on Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 at the library at 3790 S. Houston Street in Kaufman. This is the 17th Annual event, and always a great fundraising opportunity for the library. The hours of the sale (and there are some great deals on books) are Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday's hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free to attend. If you would like to get early access to the books on sale, you can go to the early sale on Thursday, April 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There is a $3 charge for anyone over 17, and free coffee will be served.

Easter Egg Hunt and Forney Free Movies in the Park- On Friday, April 11, the 1st Annual Brookshire's Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 6 p.m., before the free showing of the animated film, HOP, at the Spellman Amphitheater inside Forney Community Park. Children will be separated by age for the egg hunt, infants to 3 years, 4 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, and 11 and up. The movie starts at 8 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. You are also able to bring snacks and drinks, but no alcohol is allowed. Some snack items will also be for sale inside the amphitheater.

2nd Saturday's- Takes place on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Forney Arts Council sponsors this free monthly event in historic downtown Forney. Check out some wonderful arts and crafts, listen to free music or participate in the drum circle. The drum circle starts at 11 a.m. Pickers in the Park starts at 7 p.m. Food is available for sale, and you can also stop in at Crumbzz Tasting Pavilion for a bite to eat while browsing the beautiful art displayed inside!

Forney Community Easter Egg Hunt- On Saturday, April 19 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mulberry Park located at 751 Bois D'Arc. The event is sponsored by Lake Pointe Church.

Terrell Heritage Jubilee- The 33rd Annual Heritage Jubilee takes place from April 25-27, at Ben Gill Park at 399 Lane Street. This event is attended each year by more than 12,000 people! There will be arts and crafts exhibits, carnival rides, a BBQ cook-off, museum tours, a rodeo, a quilt show, and an auto show. It's free to attend, but there are charges for food and carnival rides.

The Fountain 5K Run/Walk- This Terrell event takes place on Saturday, April 26 at Ben Gill Park (399 Lane Street). It benefits the Volunteer Services Council of Terrell State Hospital. Registration until April 4 is $35 for adults, after April 4 it is $40 for adults. Students registration cost $10. For more information, go to tshvolunteercouncil.org.

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