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NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The Stone Fort Museum, located of the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University, will host the second annual Deal Me In: Night at the Stone Fort Saloon from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, with an evening of card games, bar room food, music and prizes.

 

Participants start the night with a pocket full of Republic of Texas replica bills. They can play a round or more of Texas Hold ’em, while eating sausage, drinking root beer and listening to live music.

 

The SFA Young Violinists will perform early in the evening, followed by local band El Camino Real de Nacogdoches.

 

The SFA Young Violinists, featuring SFA students under the instruction of Brenda Josephsen, have played at venues across East Texas, including the Nacogdoches Farmers’ Market, Lamp-Lite Theatre and the Pineywoods Herb Farm. 

 

In addition to private lessons, the students meet weekly to learn to play together as an ensemble. With accompanist Kaden Harman, The SFA Young Violinists will set the mood with saloon-style music.

 

El Camino Real de Nacogdoches will play old-time acoustic music on the fiddle, guitars, mandolin, banjos and percussion in what the band describes as “East Texas’ answer to The Old Crow Medicine Show.”

 

The event also will include a shooting gallery using rubber band pistols, a game of horseshoe, cards for Go Fish at a kids-only table and a photo booth. Each game will reward the winner with tokens that can be exchanged for prizes at the end of the night. Door prizes also will be given away.

 

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (936) 468-2408 or email stonefort@sfasu.edu.

 

 

 

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