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Historic Trees Come to Precinct 4 Bookmark

Historic Trees Come to Precinct 4
They may be small now, but the five oaks planted along the Spring Creek Greenway come from legendary stock. Treaty Oak, Borden Oak, Runaway Scrape Oak, Cabinet Oak, and Century Oak are known as some of the longest-lived trees in Texas, most extending back hundreds of years. The Treaty Oak, a live oak tree in Austin, is one of the oldest at more than 500 years old. Mature even before European settlement, the tree is the last surviving member of the Council Oaks, a grove of 14 trees that served as a sacred

Mercer Opens Shakespeare Garden Bookmark

Mercer Opens Shakespeare Garden
Did you know Shakespeare loved flowers and plants? In fact, elements of Shakespeare’s personal garden in Stratford-upon-Avon still exists as a popular tourist destination. Fortunately, you don’t have to travel to Europe to view a Shakespeare Garden. Mercer Botanic Gardens opens the first Shakespeare Garden in the Houston area Monday, April 23 at 10 a.m. with a dedication ceremony in the East Side Gardens. Everyone is invited to meet the Bard in person during the event! The new garden is the first of its kind

Shakespeare Festival at Burroughs Bookmark

Shakespeare Festival at Burroughs
Harris County Precinct 4 invites the public to attend a free Shakespeare festival featuring crafts, entertainers, face painting, games, and food trucks Saturday, April 21 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Burroughs Park, located at 9738 Hufsmith Road in Tomball, 77375. Performances of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet take place rain or shine Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 22 at 2 p.m. With plenty of action, intrigue, and romance, Romeo and Juliet is one