From his cozy, murky swamp to the palace Duloc, follow the adventure of Shrek as he encounters colorful once-upon-a-time characters. The Art Park Players open Shrek the Musical Friday at the Theater Courts Building. The musical comedy inspired by the novel and award-winning animated film runs through July 22.
As Deer Park celebrates its 125th birthday in 2017, the Historical Committee looks back on the city's beginnings and preserve its memories for future generations. In this column, Committee chair Sherry Garrison discusses a series of letters that shaped Deer Park.
The city’s 125th anniversary celebration continued this week with a visit from family of Deer Park founder Simeon H. West. Descendants of the Illinois businessman attended receptions in their honor on Monday and will be part of the Fourth of July celebration.
To celebrate this momentous occasion, The Friends of Deer Park Public Library are hosting a reception to honor the living heirs of Simeon West. Great-great grandsons, Doug Etherton, Eugene Etherton, and Jim Etherton, along with great-great granddaughters, Lori Neisler and Charlotte Tyrrell will be in attendance for a meet-and-greet at the library.
The reception is open to the public and will be held from 11 AM-12:30 PM on Monday, July 3, 2017 in the Deer Park Public Library meeting room. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library. No registration is required and all are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee. The library is located at 3009 Center St.
This Saturday, July 1, join your community for a special event in honor of our nation’s Independence Day. Pre-registration will continue through Friday, June 30, reopening on the day of the race at 6AM.
Following the event, the department will be donating a portion of the event proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project.
“We are so excited for this year’s Independence 5K, and we can’t wait to see everyone at the Deer Park Community Center to take part in the event,” said Nicole Garvis, Marketing/Technical Coordinator for the department. “This event is a great way to kick off the Fourth of July weekend, celebrate our nation’s independence and contribute to a great cause!”
Pre-registration is $20 for the 5K Run/Walk, $30 for the 10K Run/Walk and $10 for the Kid’s Patriotic Mile. On race day, registration will be $5 extra for each race.
On Saturday, following pre-registration, the Independence 10K will begin at 7:15AM, the 5K will begin at 7:30 AM and the Patriotic Mile will begin at 8:30AM.
For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 281-478-2050.
The renovations in the city’s parks continued Tuesday with the rededication of Tiffany Amber Park. Mayor Jerry Mouton, members of city council and two state representatives were on hand to ceremonially open the small neighborhood park off X Street.
Family fun, music and fireworks await residents and visitors for the city's annual Fourth Fest. The July 4 event wll be held at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center beginning at 5 p.m. with Fireworks beginning at 9:15 p.m. The event is free.
IN OUR COMMUNITY
The Deer Park Parks and Recreation Department has announced the 2017 line up for its annual Concerts in the Park series. This year's kickoff show is Friday at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center. All shows are free to the public.