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NOTE: Some of the following events may be canceled at a later date. We have removed events that had been canceled as of press time.

Monday-Wednesday, July 26-28

The Gospel Barn, 515 S. Railroad, is partnering with Grace Hill Church to present Rocky Railway VBS 2021, 6-8:30 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, July 26-28. At Rocky Railway, students will explore Jesus’ power in them and how they can trust Jesus, not their own strength, to pull them through life’s challenges. To preregister, visit In-person registration will also be available the day of the event. The Gospel Barn can be reached by calling (903) 316-6565 or by sending an email to For more information on The Gospel Barn, visit their Facebook page.

Tuesday-Wednesday, July 27-28

The Cherokee Civic Theatre will perform Little Women in an upcoming production. Auditions for there male parts and 11 female parts, ages 13 and up, are set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, July 27 and 28 at the theater, 157 W. 5th Street, Rusk. The script is adapted by Scott Davidson from the Louisa May Alcott classic book of the same name. The play is a condensed version of the original storyline.

Wednesday-Friday, July 28-30

Rusk Church of Christ, 397 North Main, will host Rocky Railway-Jesus’ Power Pulls us Through from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. July 28-30. This VBS program is for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The church can be found online at and on Facebook. To contact the church, call (903) 8683-4003 or send email to

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