College Street Pub upcoming events

May 27 – Baithouse Stompers at 7:30 p.m.

May 30 – Back to Blue at 8 p.m.

Area author to sign newest book at Hastings

Local author Frank Lewandowski will hold a book signing at the Hastings store, 791 N. U.S. Highway 77  in Waxahachie from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, June 27.

Lewandowski, a resident of Mesquite will discuss his first novel, “Light years From Paradise.” The book is a science fiction story offering adventure, some Christian themes and a touch of romance.

During the past 12 years, he has written about two dozen plays and skits that have been performed at his local church, Pathway of Grace in Mesquite.

Bart Crow Band to perform May 22-23

The Bart Crow Band will be headlining at The Barrell in Gun Barrell City Friday, May 22 and will be at the Sokol Hall in Ennis Saturday, May 23.

May events at Dallas Heritage Village

• May 31 – Stitching stories: the quilts and crafts of the Aurora Colony. Jane Kirkpatrick presents a series of photographs of quilts and crafts from the Aurora Colony, the only utopian community of the 1850s to survive west of the Mississippi. These treasures of thread are narratives of a people who left few letters or journals behind but whose craftsmanship continues to inspire. Jane Kirkpatrick is author of “Aurora: An American Experience in Quilt, Community, and Craft,” which is available for $17.99 online and at the event. Discount admission online is $5 by May 30; $7 at the gate. Free for members of Dallas Heritage Village.

• Now-June 30 – No hand idle: domestic arts in the 19th century.

Throughout the spring, special events and programming will center on the spring season’s theme.

Among the 1840 to 1910 historic homes and commercial buildings are 25 quilts from Dallas Heritage Village’s collection representing the progression of the quilt as not only a way to stay warm but as an art form. Included in the exhibit are patchwork quilts created by Dallas’ pioneer women to the more luxurious quilts of the Victorian era.