Weekend Lineup
Celebrate cotton and accordions
The Cotton Gin Museum in Burton invites you to its 29th Annual Cotton Gin Festival on Saturday. Kick off the celebration of the fabric of our lives Friday night with Brian Marshall at the White Horse Saloon. On Saturday, it's contests like cotton-seed pulling, the chance to see cotton baled at the oldest-working cotton gin in 'merica, and great music by Robert Zientek, Greer Family, and Dujka Brothers. 
Texas Folklife is celebrating the national instrument of Texas at the Big Squeeze Finals in Austin on Saturday. Enjoy music by Alex Meixner, Conjunto Los Pinkys, and Los Fresnos High School Conjunto Halcon. Twelve finalists have been chosen in polka, Cajun/zydeco, and conjunto, and the winners will be announced on Saturday after they perform. Read more about the finalists.
Saturday night dances: Steve Bing & Bayou Hotshots at Lodge 88 in Houston...Czechaholics at Stardust Event Center in Rosenberg...Red Ravens at Eagles Hall in New Braunfels...Jeff Woolsey at VFW in Tomball...Charles & Fab 4 in Wallis. Sunday happenings: Fruehling Saengerfest at Concordia Hall in Bellville -  Round Top Brass Band, Enzian Buam, Bellville High School Polka Band & several choirs...Brave Combo at Main Street Arts Festival in Ft Worth...Glen Collins & The Alibis at VFW in Geronimo...Southern Breeze at VFW in Houston...DJ Allen Pollard and DanceHall Sounds at Community Hall in Robstown...Red Ravens at KC Hall in Schulenburg...Roger Kirby & Texas Heartbeat at Sefcik Hall in Seaton...Czech & Then Some, Dujka Brothers at KC Hall in West.

Get out there and Polka On!

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Have you bought your tickets to the TPN 30th Birthday Bash yet? Click here to get your advance tickets for $10. Mark the date on your calendar: Saturday, June 30 at KC Hall in Schulenburg. Six polka bands * Dance lessons by Valina * Door prizes * Subscription drive winners announced * Lifetime TPN subscription raffle * Slovacek's - official food sponsor * Shiner Beer - official band sponsor

Welcome new advertiser Live Oak Brewing Co from Austin. They are sponsoring our church picnic listing for the next 6 months in the paper and online at polkabeat.com. Already have a correction in the listing: Moravia Parish Picnic on July 15 will have Mark Halata & Texavia and The Moravians providing the music. Czechaholics aren't on the bill this year.

BTW: I tried the Big Bark amber lager and HefeWeizen while eating the best BBQ ever at Tejas in Tomball. Das ist good bier! Be sure to see if it's on the menu at your favorite bar/restaurant. You won't be disappointed.

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Cajun Fest Anhalt
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Sweet Home/Charles & Fab 4
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Schulenburg Sausagefest
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Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Red Ravens with Fritz Hodde in Elgin, plus Jodie Mikula Orchestra, Dujka Brothers, Red Ravens, Ennis Czech Boys, & Fritz Hodde & Fab 6 at South Texas Polka & Sausage Festival
A 77-year-old man is having a drink in a Chicago bar. Suddenly a gorgeous girl enters and sits down a few seats away. The girl is so attractive that he just can't take his eyes off her. After a short while, the girl notices him staring, and approaches him.   Before the man has time to apologize, the girl looks him deep in the eyes and says to him in a sultry tone: "I'll do anything you'd like. Anything you can imagine in your wildest dreams, it doesn't matter how extreme or unusual it is, I'm game. I want $100, and there's another condition."   Completely stunned by the sudden turn of events, the man asks her what her condition is. "You have to tell me what you want me to do in just three words.   The man takes a moment to consider the offer from the beautiful woman. He whips out his wallet and puts $100 dollars in her hand. He then looks her square in the eyes, and says slowly and clearly: "Paint my house."   (Our needs change as we get older.)
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