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Keep Lewisville Beautiful to Plant Wildflowers for Make A Difference Day

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/10/1 6:50:00 (737 reads)

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Volunteers planted flowers for Make A Difference Day in 2012 (Submitted Photo)
Keep Lewisville Beautiful will be celebrating its 23rd annual Make A Difference Day wildflower planting on October 26th, 2013 from 8am-11am. This FREE volunteer event will be held in conjunction with the national Make A Difference Day and Keep America Beautiful’s Get Growing National Planting Day and is in partnership with our local Lewisville Lowes store #0551 and The City of Lewisville. Keep Lewisville Beautiful has been awarded a $5000 community improvement grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation (LCEF) in support of KLB’s mission to engage the citizens of Lewisville through service and education to enhance their community environment.

Volunteers are needed for planting wildflower seeds, flowers, raking, tilling, sowing, and on site help. Sign in and registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at Lake Park. Plantings will take place from 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Breakfast snacks and drinks will be provided along with KLB t-shirts. KLB will supply gloves and planting equipment, but please feel free to bring your own to use. All ages are welcome and appreciated! Register online today or contact the KLB office at 972-538-5949. Last year, 140 volunteers showed community spirit by planting wildflowers at Lake Park. With your help, we hope to plant 1.33 acres at Lake Park for 2013!

For more information, to sign up or to donate funds to Keep Lewisville Beautiful email, call 972-538-5949 or fax information to 866-727-8526. Please include number of people anticipated in your group. Don’t miss the opportunity to make a difference in your community!

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Rep. Simmons to Host Town Hall Meeting Wednesday Night

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/9/16 17:10:00 (669 reads)

Open in new windowDistrict 65 State Rep Ron Simmons, who represents parts of Dallas, Carrollton, Highland Village, and the Eastern and Northern parts of Lewisville will host a town hall session Wednesday night at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater in Old Town Lewisville.

Simmons will have a meet and greet with constituents from 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and host a town hall meeting from 6:30 - 8 p.m. where he will answer questions from constituents.

Simmons will also receive the "Courageous Conservative" award from the Texas Conservative Coalition, a legislative caucus on which Simmons sits. Simmons' district director Mark Yarbrough assures us that although the group had posted the event and billed it as a chance to "discuss conservative victories", this is not a political event, and constituents from any part of the political spectrum are welcome to attend.

What: HD65 Town Hall Meeting with State Representative Ron Simmons
Where: MCL Grand Theater - 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville, TX 75057
When: Wednesday, September 18th, 6:00 p.m (Meet and greet) 6:30 p.m. (Town Hall)
Who: General public invited.
RSVP: Not required, but staff would appreciate getting a head count. Email to RSVP or for more information.

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Local Fireworks Displays on Tap for July 4th

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/7/3 16:30:00 (3219 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowHere is a listing of the various local fireworks displays around Lewisville for the July 4th Independence Day celebrations:

City of Lewisville: The annual "Red White & Lewisville" 9:30 p.m. just South of Vista Ridge Mall. Best viewing location: Mall parking lot, Convergence office park lot

Town of Flower Mound: Flower Mound hosts its annual "Independence Fest" at Bakersfield Park (Duncan Lane, South of FM 3040) with free admission to the public beginning at 5 p.m. The festival has numerous attractions including a children's parade, car show, free Kid's Zone, and concerts by the Walton Stout Band and Rick Springfield. Fireworks begin right after the concert at about 9:45 p.m. Best viewing location: Lewisville High School Ben Harmon Campus parking lot on F.M. 3040, or on the festival grounds itself.

Grapevine: This 28 minute show begins at 9:30 p.m. and is syncronized to an MP3 music file that you can download. The show can be viewed from the rooftop of the parking garage at the Gaylord, but can also be viewed from various parks around town. There are $5-$10 charges for parking.

The Colony: Liberty by The Lake festival lasts all day, but fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks are choreographed to music on 99.9 FM. Best viewing location is Stewart Creek Park.

Lake Cities: The Lake Cities 4th of July Celebration, put on by Corinth, Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek and Shady Shores. The free event at Lake Dallas' City Park will include a concert by Eleven Hundred Springs at 7 p.m. to be followed by fireworks afterward.

Coppell: The City of Coppell holds its fireworks show on Wednesday, July 3rd, starting at about 9:40 p.m. at the Andy Brown Park East.

Farmers Branch: Independence Day festivities in Farmers Branch are held Wednesday, July 3rd at the Farmers Branch Historical Park. Admission is free, and gates open at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks begin after the concert by Groove Knight. Lewisville residents can take the A-Train to DART's Trinity Mills station, then ride to the park.

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Residents of all North Texas cities are reminded that fireworks are illegal in town, and can result in steep fines as well as accidental fires. Pet owners are reminded to keep pets indoors after dark, since fireworks are a leading cause of runaway pets on July 4th and New Years.

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Lewisville Memorial Day Observance Scheduled for May 27th - 8 a.m.

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/5/25 19:00:00 (937 reads)

Open in new windowMemorial Day is a time to remember the fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our Republic. It should be more meaningful than just a time for mattress sales and barbecuing.

We've made a yearly habit of making a personal observance at the Veterans Memorial in front of Lewisville City Hall. Again this year, we would like to invite anyone who is interested to join us at 8:00 a.m. Monday morning, May 27th.

There's no agenda, and nothing formal about it. We'll just gather around for some silent prayer and reflection, and if anyone would like to say a quick prayer or few words in gratitude to the fallen, or offer any thoughts, they're welcome to do so. But this is not about speeches, and there is nothing political about it. It's just fellow Americans taking some time to stand together in unity and honor those who have given their lives for us.

Where: In front of Lewisville City Hall, 151 West Church Street by the Veterans Memorial
When: Monday, May 27th, 8:00 a.m. (Stay as long as you want; I'll probably leave by 8:30)
Who: Anyone is invited.
What: Informal remembrance of our veterans who have died in service of our country.

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Pipes and Drums Concert Friday night

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/5/10 0:20:17 (1415 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowAnnual bagpipes, drums concert returns to Lewisville; Killdares to Play

More than 300 firefighter bagpipers and drummers from across the country are expected to participate in the annual KTA Jam Session scheduled for Friday, May 10, on the steps of Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church Street.

Friday’s event in historic Old Town Lewisville will start at 6 p.m., with performances starting at 7 p.m. The Killdares will take the stage at 7:45 p.m.

The event, which has become a community favorite drawing more than 1,000 spectators, will include a series of performances and presentations by participants and instructors at the Keep Tradition Alive symposium being held that week at the Lewisville Convention Center.

Also performing that evening will be The Killdares, a Celtic-themed band retuning to Lewisville after a well-received appearance in the 2012 Sounds of Lewisville summer concert series.

Keep Tradition Alive is one of the premier training events for firefighter bagpipe and drum corps members across the country, and also includes classes for public safety honor guards conducted by the National Honor Academy. It was started by Lewisville Fire Department in 2008 and is held each May at the Lewisville Convention Center. The public Jam Session held in conjunction with the symposium has become a popular regional activity for participants and spectators.

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Coppelia blends dance, humor to complete LakeCities Ballet season

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/4/15 20:20:00 (530 reads)

Open in new windowLakeCities Ballet Theatre will close its 29th season with the fanciful full-length ballet, “Coppélia,” presenting three performances April 26-28 at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater.

Originally choreographed by Arthur Saint-Léon to the music of Léo Delibes, Coppélia premiered in 1870 in Paris. The performance by LakeCities Ballet features choreography by Kelly Lannin and Allan Kinzie. Marcus High School senior Madison McKay will dance the lead role of Swanilda. Steven Loch, guest artist from Pacific Northwest Ballet and an LBT alumnus, will dance the role of Franz. Special guest artist Nigel Burgoine, formerly with Royal Ballet, will portray the role of the eccentric Dr. Coppelius.

Performances will be 7:30 p.m. April 26 and 27, and 2 p.m. April 28. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased in advance at En L’Air by calling 972.966.8006. Tickets also will be sold at the door, if available. Advance tickets cannot be purchased at MCL Grand.

There will be a pre-performance workshop at 6 p.m. Saturday (included with the purchase of a performance ticket) that will allow younger guests to interact with Artistic Director Kelly Lannin and visit LBT’s “Wax Museum,” where there will be live wind-up dolls on stage who explain the story of Coppelia and the different roles the dancers will play in the production. Please RSVP for this workshop to and include the attendee’s name and age.

For more information, please visit

Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, located at 100 N. Charles Street between Main and Church streets. For details about upcoming events, or rental information for the facility, please visit or call 972.219.8446.

Watch the promo video here.

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GLCT Presents Comedy Play "All the Great Books (Abridged)"

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/4/9 21:49:12 (692 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowThe Greater Lewisville Community Theatre, as it continues its 30th anniversary season, proudly presents the uproarious comedy, All the Great Books (Abridged). The show runs weekends April 26-May 12 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 P.M. and Sundays at 3 P.M.

Made famous by the Reduced Shakespeare Players, the Abridged series takes big, serious topics like Shakespeare, the Bible, Hollywood, and the Great Books, and packs each theme into a hilarious 90-minute production. Wittily written by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, and under the ingenious direction of Alex Krus, the three actors race through 89 classic tomes, poking fun at the titles, plots and characters and cleverly engaging the audience in their ‘scholarly’ antics. It’s a high-energy show that leaves you breathless.

GLCT is located at 160 W. Main St. in Old Town Lewisville. The entrance and parking are in the rear off of Elm Street. Tickets are $16 (adults) and $13 (65 +over/18-under). Call for reservations (recommended) at (972) 221-SHOW (7469). Additional information is available at

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Free Class: "Growing and Cooking with Herbs from the Garden"

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2013/4/9 21:33:30 (640 reads)

Open in new windowKeep Lewisville Beautiful will hold their May Garden Secrets class at the
Lewisville Library’s Crawford room on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 from 6-7pm. This informative class on “Growing and Cooking with Herbs from the Garden” is the perfect class for learning about herbs that can be successfully grown in North Texas and delicious meals and snacks that you can make with them.

The key speaker for the class, Zoe Broxson, is an active Denton County Master Gardener. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for this informative herb gardening class. We look forward to seeing you there! Don’t forget to bring your questions for the question/answer session. And the best part…’s free!

This FREE Herb Gardening class will be held at the City of Lewisville Library in the Crawford room located at 1197 W. Main St., Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 6:00-7:00pm. Please call to reserve your spot! RSVP required by May 13th. This event is open to all participants (Lewisville residency not required). For more information, contact Keep Lewisville Beautiful at 972-538-5949 or

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Keep Lewisville Beautiful Announce Annual Mini-Golf Tournament - May 23rd

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/4/9 21:20:00 (799 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowKeep Lewisville Beautiful is excited to announce that its 6th annual Miniature Golf Tournament and silent auction will be held on Thursday, May 23rd 2013 at Zone Action Park. Individual registration starts at just $20 per person, or $60 per team of (4). Register by May 1st, 2013 to receive a discounted registration of $50 per team of (4). Dinner and registration will begin at 5:30pm, with a shotgun start at 6:30pm. Tournament players will receive dinner, commemorative goody bags, 18 holes of miniature golf, the chance to bid on great silent auction items, and a fun evening with friends and family. For more information or to register online, please visit All funds generated from this great event go directly into your favorite KLB projects and programs!

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Lewisville Lake Symphony Ending the Season with Violin Soloist Shannon Lee

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2013/4/4 18:50:02 (991 reads)

Open in new windowThe Lewisville Lake Symphony closes its 2012-2013 season with acclaimed violin soloist Shannon Lee giving two performances of Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B minor. In addition to the Elgar, the Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Adron Ming, will perform the much-loved Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” by Franz Schubert.

Miss Lee made a stunning orchestral debut at the age of twelve with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in the summer of 2005. Critical acclaim greeted Shannon in the fall of that year when she was featured as soloist during the DSO's Texas Tour. Since then she has been invited to perform with orchestras in the United States and Europe, consistently garnering highest praise from critics. Her coaches and mentors include world-famous violinists, Itzhak Perlman and Jaime Laredo. Now nineteen, she returned as soloist with the Dallas Symphony earlier this season for its performance of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”. The Dallas Morning News called her performance “very impressive…tossing off skitters, runs and double stops with apparently effortless brilliance”.

The concerts take place at the MCL Grand in Old Town Lewisville on Friday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 21 at 2:30 p.m. There is plenty of parking around the Grand; most is on the City Hall side of the arts complex.

Tickets can be booked online at and are $25 on Friday and $20 on Sunday. The Symphony provides a special $5 discount for seniors (60+). Student tickets are $10. Information is available at the symphony’s website or 972.874.9087.

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