Area briefs: Waxahachie Symphony Association to close season, splash pads to open May 30

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The Waxahachie Symphony Association will close the season by celebrating the musical legacy of Tchaikovsky.

The concert will take place at 7 p.m. May 21 at the WISD Performing Arts Center, 3001 US 287.

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, a triumphant portrayal of the composer’s struggle with Fate, a journey through troubles into joy and ecstasy.

The program will feature “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Smith, “Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620” by Mozart, “Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22” by Saint-Saens and “Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64” by Tchaikovsky.

Tickets are $20, and children 18 and younger can get in for free.

Splash pads set to open May 30

The city of Waxahachie’s splash pads will open on Memorial Day, May 30.

There are three splash pad locations: George Brown Plaza at 209 N. Jackson St., which is open daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Matthew's Park at 501 Harvest Grove Road (open daily 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and Railyard Park at 455 S. College St. (open daily 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.).

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Movies in the Park

The Red Oak Parks and Recreation Department and Red Oak Library will present “Incredibles 2” at its next Movies in the Park, scheduled for May 20.

Movies in the Park take place in the open space behind the Red Oak Municipal Center, 200 Lakeview Parkway.

Lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, and snacks are permitted. Alcohol and glass containers are not allowed.