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Craving some gossip about Confederate generals? You’re in luck! Civil War scholar James “Bud” Robertson will discuss Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and Gen. Robert E. Lee at the second Summer History Symposium, starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the University of Science and Arts’ Te Ata Memorial Auditorium, 1727 W. Alabama in Chickasha. Admission is free. Call 574-1229 or visit usao.edu.
It’s never too early to celebrate America’s birthday. So see you from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Stars & Stripes River Festival at the Boathouse District, 725 S. Lincoln! Family-friendly activities include live music, food trucks, rubber duck races and fireworks. Admission is free. Call 552-4040 or visit oklahomariverevents.org.
Look, Vince Gill isn’t going to appear on just anyone’s album, so Shannon McNally must be doing something right. Fresh from Small Town Talk, a disc co-recorded with Dr. John, the singer-songwriter has an 8 p.m Sunday appointment to knock on The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley. Tickets are $20. Call 524-0738 or visit bluedoorokc.com.
If anyone can beat ovarian cancer, our money’s on the Oklahoma Victory Dolls. The team hosts a double header of roller derby to benefit the nonprofit organization Heels for Hope at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Centennial Building of State Fair Park, 3001 General Pershing. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15; kids 12 and under get in free. Visit oklahomavictorydolls.com.