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DECATUR — Bring your favorite Mexican art or artifact from home and learn about its origins from an expert, Terri Clemens. Mexican items will be displayed at the Madden Arts Center, 125 N. Water St., Decatur on Wed. July 21, 6 to 7 p.m.
MOUNT AUBURN — Join us as we celebrate our 134th Mt. Auburn Farmers' Picnic on Aug. 5th, 6th & 7th. Picnic starts on Thursday Aug. 5 at 5 p.m.
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