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Friday, May 4
Baseball vs. Nicholls State University
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

SFA Planetarium
"Oceans in Space"

7 p.m.
Math Building planetarium

Softball vs. Abilene Christian University
Noon and 2 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Track and field at three-day Southland Conference Outdoor Championships
San Antonio

Saturday, May 5
Baseball vs. Nicholls State University
2 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Softball vs. Abilene Christian University
Noon
Nacogdoches

Sunday, May 6
Baseball vs. Nicholls State University
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Tuesday, May 8
Baseball at University of Houston
6:30 p.m.
Houston

Softball at four-day Southland Conference Tournament
Lake Charles, Louisiana


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SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Wilhite Landscaping and Lawn Care Ltd. owner

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

James Wilhite, owner of Wilhite Landscaping and Lawn Care Ltd., will present “Planting by the Moon: Rhyme or Reason.”

The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month and includes a rare-plant raffle after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations are always appreciated. Parking is available at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center and next door at Raguet Elementary School.

For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Athletics

Kyle Keller basketball camp scheduled for June

Two sessions of the Kyle Keller basketball camp are scheduled for this summer.

A day camp is scheduled for June 18 through 21. A morning session will take place from 8:15 a.m. to noon, and an afternoon session will take place from 1:15 to 5 p.m. Campers also may register for both sessions. Participants will receive a T-shirt. Meals will not be provided.

An overnight camp is scheduled for June 24 through 27 and will include meals and a T-shirt.

Both day and overnight camps are for boys entering grades second through 12th.

Faculty and staff receive a 10 percent discount. For more information or to register, click here.

Fine Arts

SFA’s combined choirs, orchestra to perform Mozart’s Requiem tonight

SFA’s combined choirs along with the Orchestra of the Pines will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem KV 626 (completed by Franz Xaver Süssmayr) at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Turner Auditorium.

Conducted by Dr. Michael Murphy, this masterwork concert will feature SFA’s A Cappella Choir, Murphy, director; Choral Union and Women’s Choir, Dr. Tod Fish, director; and the Orchestra of the Pines, Dr. Gene H. Moon, director.

The performance also will feature faculty soloists Debbie Berry, Nita Hudson, Dr. Richard Berry and Dr. Chris Turner from the School of Music.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Storytelling session encourages sharing of ‘Red Dirt Memories’ this weekend

SFA’s School of Art and SFA Galleries will present “Red Dirt Memories: Storytelling with Jerry Permenter” tomorrow and Sunday, May 5 and 6, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

A native of the Swift community in Nacogdoches County, Permenter, who goes by the name Red DirtBoy on Facebook, grew up in rural East Texas, and his memories of those early years laid the groundwork for what is now the Facebook page Red Dirt Memories, which has quickly garnered more than 5,000 followers.

Permenter will share some of his own “red dirt” memories in storytelling sessions at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

During the storytelling sessions, those in attendance will have the opportunity to share their memories and ask questions as time allows.

For more information, call (936) 468-6557.
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SFA School of Theatre plans memorial service to honor Nielsen

A celebration of the life of Dr. Alan Nielsen, theatre professor emeritus at SFA and former creator and director of The Original Cast, SFA's cabaret troupe, will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 6, in Turner Auditorium.

Nielsen passed away March 26 in Nacogdoches. He was 72.

Hosted by SFA's School of Theatre, the memorial service is designed to give former students and colleagues, as well as community friends, an opportunity to share memories of the ways in which their lives were influenced by Nielsen, who was affectionately known as “Butch” and respectfully described as “a Renaissance man.”
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