Jayne Mansfield, farmers market, helping Puerto Rico and more things to do this weekend

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The Tyler Street Farmers Market is from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at 909 W. Ninth.

Sunset Art Studios presents an art show and fundraiser for Puerto Rico from 6-10 p.m. Friday. The show features the work of local Puerto Rican artists. A $5 donation is suggested.

Iris Dement performs at the Kessler Theater Friday.

The Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery observes Veterans Day with an 11 a.m. ceremony Saturday. The ceremony includes the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Division band, a U.S. Marines color guard, the Dallas Baptist University choir and a flyover by the U.S. Air Force 457th squadron.

The Texas Theatre shows “Mansfield 66/67,” a documentary about the last years of onetime Oak Cliff resident Jayne Mansfield.

The Bishop Arts Theatre Center brings jazz musicians Nick Colionne and Eric Darius, who perform two shows on Saturday and one on Sunday.

The Wild Detectives hosts backyard story night at 7 p.m. Sunday.

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  • I remember that. I am a Kessler Park former resident. Martha was in in school with me thru 9th grade. Maiden name Mee from Eastus dr. Is she in the Atlanta area still? I tried to contact he once when I lived there. She didn’t respond. I am in Fla. now at the hurricane beach! Diane B.

  • Rachel-
    During the Summer of 1953, Jayne Mansfield actually lived next door to us on Canterbury Court.
    She stayed with her In Laws, Ruth and Norman Mansfield, while husband Paul Mansfield was on active duty. We did not have a television in those days and I often went to the Mansfield’s house to watch shows. It was then as a teenager that I noticed Jayne and it was the next Summer that she lost her top in a Hollywood swimming pool and immediately became a big star!

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