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Local Happenings for Lewisville Area - September, 2011 and later

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2011/9/18 9:50:00 (788 reads)
Lewisville Area Calendar and Events

Includes submitted reports. Send your events to webmaster@whosplayin.com.

Calendar of Events

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Lewisville City Council Meetings
Usually 7:00 PM on the first and third Mondays of each month at City Hall, 151 West Church Street, Lewisville, TX [Map].

The public is invited to attend. Citizens may address the Mayor and Council during the Visitor's Forum, although no action can be taken on any item not on the agenda. Agendas are posted here no later than 72 hours in advance of a meeting.


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Lewisville ISD Board Meetings
LISD Board of Trustees meetings are held in the Board Room of the William T. Bolin Administrative Center, 1565 W. Main St., Lewisville, at 7 p.m.

Official notices of these meetings are posted online at least 72 hours prior to each meeting.

We usually post video here one or two days after each meeting, unless the district records its own video.

Arts and Entertainment
We try to post major arts and entertainment events, but don't always get them all. Check the MCL Grand Theater Events Calendar.
City of Lewisville Special Events Calendar





September, 2011


Monday, September 19th

11:30 a.m. Lewisville ISD Strategic Design Meeting
Help LISD create a new vision for education. More info...


6:00 p.m. Lewisville ISD Strategic Design Meeting


7:00 p.m. Lewisville City Council
Workshop starts at 5:45 p.m.



Wednesday, September 21st

11:30 a.m. Lewisville ISD Strategic Design Meeting
Help LISD create a new vision for education. More info...


6:00 p.m. Lewisville ISD Strategic Design Meeting



Thursday, September 22nd

11:30 a.m. Lewisville ISD Strategic Design Meeting
Help LISD create a new vision for education. More info...


6:00 p.m. Lewisville ISD Strategic Design Meeting



Friday, September 23rd

7:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Lewisville Western Days Festival
On the Bud Light Main Stage:
7:00 p.m. - Railhead
8:15 p.m. - No Justice
10:00 p.m. - Josh Abbott Band
Free Admission
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Saturday, September 24th

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. Lewisville Western Days Festival
On the Bud Light Main Stage:
10:00 a.m. - Chaz Marie
11:45 a.m. - The Roundup Band
2:45 p.m. - Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward
4:45 p.m. - Ryan Turner
6:30 p.m. - Jack County
8:15 p.m. - Hudson Moore
10:00 p.m. - Pat Green
Free Admission
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Tuesday, September 27th

6:30 p.m. DCTA Wayside Horn Public Meeting
Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), in conjunction with the City of Lewisville, will host a public meeting at Lewisville City Hall to discuss the use of wayside horns along the A-train corridor within the city limits of Lewisville. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a brief presentation by DCTA representatives and will follow with a question and answer and public comment period.More info...


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Fire Department to Hold 9/11 memorial Ceremony

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2011/9/10 22:10:00 (776 reads)

Open in new windowLewisville Fire Department will have a 9/11 ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11, 8:45-9:45 a.m., at the Firefighter Memorial at Central Fire Station, 188 N. Valley Parkway. This is the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington D.C. and rural Pennsylvania that killed more than 3,000 people, including more than 300 public safety responders.

The city’s Firefighter Memorial includes a piece of steel box beam from the South Tower of the World Trade Center and a listing of all the public safety personnel who died that day. The memorial is outdoors and open to the public.

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Senator Jane Nelson narrates “Lincoln Portrait” with Lewisville Lake Symphony

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2011/9/9 9:00:00 (745 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowSenator Jane Nelson narrates Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” with the Lewisville Lake Symphony on Friday, September 9, 2011 at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater in Old Town Lewisville. Also on the program are Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.

The “Lincoln Portrait” is usually narrated by somebody from outside of the world of music. Famous narrators include Margaret Thatcher and Sen. Barack Obama, Gregory Peck, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Samuel L. Jackson, Carl Sandburg and Van Cliburn. The narrator reads from Lincoln’s writings and speeches intertwined with Copland’s music played by the Symphony.

Copland was asked to write a musical portrait of an "eminent American" by the conductor Andre Kostelanetz. Originally, Copland had wanted to portray Walt Whitman, but it was decided that a political figure was needed.

“From this moment, Lincoln seemed inevitable," said Copland. He used material from speeches and letters of Lincoln and quoted original folk songs of the period, including "Camptown Races" and "Springfield Mountain". Copland finished Lincoln Portrait in April 1942. The first performance was by the Cincinnati Symphony.

Beethoven’s 5th Symphony is also on the program. His first biographer asked Beethoven to explain the first bars in Part I of his fifth symphony. The composer responded, "So pocht das Schicksal an die Pforte!" (“That’s how Destiny knocks on your door!”) The Symphony brings destiny to the Grand under the authoritative baton of the orchestra’s Conductor and Music Director Adron Ming.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors (60+) and $10 for students. They may be purchased online at www.lewisvillesymphony.org and printed out on your home computer. Bookings can also be made toll free at 800.595.4849. Information is available at 972.874.9087

There is plenty of parking around the MCL Grand. Most is on the City Hall side of the arts complex.

The Lewisville Lake Symphony has been commended by the Dallas Morning News as one of the most respected regional orchestras in Texas.

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Heroes Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary at Annual Banquet

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2011/8/22 9:10:00 (678 reads)

Open in new windowThe “Heroes of Denton County” is proud to announce its 10th Annual Awards banquet scheduled for Thursday, September 29, 2011. The event begins at 7:00 pm in the banquet hall of the Speedway Club located at the Texas Motor Speedway. The banquet is designed to raise awareness and funds for the 501 (c)(3) organization that benefits law enforcement officers and firefighters serving in Denton County who suffer serious bodily injury or death in the line of duty.

According to Board Chairman Ross Chadwick, “Each year the banquet honors firefighters, law enforcement officers and telecommunicators serving in the area at our banquet. Our corporate partners purchase tables and turn back tickets from their table purchase so that our men and women of public safety may attend free. It’s incredible the amount of support we receive from our county and their respective communities.”

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Lewisville Group Organizes Gas Drilling Opposition, Neighborhood Watch Event

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 Posted by WhosPlayin on 2011/8/9 18:50:00 (608 reads)

Lewisville Neighbors for Responsible Urban Drilling are asking neighbors to join them for a special event Saturday to celebrate a victory with the denial of the B&H well site permits, talk about the upcoming Ingram site scheduled for action on the August 15th City Council meeting, and share information about neighborhood crime watches. The Ingram site is on the Southeast corner of Corporate Drive and Valley Parkway in Lewisville, just across the street from Memorial Park.

What: Ingram site opposition and crime watch discussion
When: Saturday, August 13th - 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where: Main Event Entertainment
2070 S. Stemmons Freeway
972-459-7770
Cost: Free, but donations accepted

The City Council meeting is Monday, August 15th, at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.


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OTBA Invites You to Night Golf - THIS FRIDAY

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2011/6/21 19:50:00 (818 reads)

Open in new windowThis Friday, June 24th, starting at 7 p.m., the Lewisville Old Town Business Association (OTBA) will be holding their Night Golf Outing. The action starts with dinner at Tierney's Cafe and Tavern, then an 8:30 shotgun start at Lake Park Golf Course.

Here's the fun part: No lights, just glow-in-the-dark balls. Registration is $75. For reservations, visit www.otbalewisville.org or call 972-850-OTBA.

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Neighbor To Neighbor to Award Funds to 12 Denton County Non-profit Organizations

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2011/5/25 21:00:00 (1347 reads)

Open in new windowSouthern Denton County Neighbor to Neighbor will distribute more than $51,000 in contributions to 12 social service agencies serving Denton County in a ceremony at 5:30 PM, June 9, on the third floor of the Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church St., Lewisville. This is the fourth year that SDC Neighbor to Neighbor has contributed to these agencies.

Agencies receiving funds are Health Services of North Texas, Boy Scouts of America Longhorn Council, CASA of Denton County, Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County, Denton County Friends of the Family, Denton County Red Cross, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Pediplace, ReadyStart, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) serving Denton County, Salvation Army and Youth and Family Counseling.

Southern Denton County Neighbor to Neighbor receives employee contributions from the City of Lewisville, City of Highland Village, Medical Center of Lewisville, Lewisville Independent School District, The Town of Flower Mound and United Community Bank. Employees of these organizations designate a portion of their earnings to individual agencies served by SDC Neighbor to Neighbor, or to be used where the need is greatest.

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Lewisville Living Green Outdoors Farmers Market opens Saturday

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2011/5/13 17:44:45 (1262 reads)

Open in new windowThe Living Green Outdoors Farmers Market will open Saturday, May 14, and will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month through September.

The market is expanding this year to include new “green” living types of vendors. Green vendors will be showcased in the open-air market to celebrate businesses and organizations that promote a cleaner, safer, healthier lifestyle through environmental awareness and stewardship.

Special dates throughout this season’s farmers market include:

- Go Outdoors on June 11: Free entrance to Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area with shuttle service from Wayne Ferguson Plaza. Space is limited and reservations required. Bus leaves at 10 a.m.
- Summer Fun on July 9: Watermelon seed spitting contest, family-style croquet, miniature golf, car show
- Arts Day on Aug. 13: Sidewalk chalk creations and kid’s color contest
- Motorcycle Show on Sept. 10
Shoppers will enjoy an abundance of healthy choices from vendors such as produce farmers, herbs, flower shops, organic tea, and gourmet items such as fresh pasta and bakery treats. In addition, initiatives with a purpose such as animal rescue groups, recycling drives, and greenscaping seminars will be on site to promote responsible living through educational talks, demonstrations, and exhibitions. Stroll to musical entertainment, sample the flavors with tastings, and delight the kids with free balloons and giveaways.

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MCL Grand announces lineup for international music series

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2011/4/19 20:24:47 (603 reads)

Open in new windowMedical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater is bringing international sights and sounds to the stage this summer during four dates of the inaugural Around The World performance series, presented by City of Lewisville in cooperation with Lewisville Lake Symphony.

All four shows will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street, and will include a brief intermission. Tickets are $15 ($10 for seniors age 65 and older or children age 12 and younger) and can be purchased at MCLGrand.tix.com or at the Customer Service window at Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church Street, during regular business hours. Season tickets are available for $50 ($35 for seniors and children).

Lewisville residents can purchase single-show tickets for $5 each, either in advance at City Hall or on the performance date at the MCL Grand box office. Current driver’s license or utility bill will be required to verify residency.

Around The World features performers who bring a distinctive taste of international culture through music and dance. The lineup includes some of the finest European and African performances groups seen in North Texas.

Orchestra of New Spain kicks off the series on Thursday, May 5. This internationally acclaimed ensemble performs newly rediscovered Spanish classical works from the 17th and 18th centuries on authentic period pieces. The group was formed in Dallas in 1989 by conductor Grover Wilkins and is sponsored in part by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.

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Five-state live theatre competition set for April 14-16 at MCL Grand

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by WhosPlayin on 2011/4/2 20:38:32 (1377 reads)

Open in new windowTen acting companies from five states will visit Lewisville in April to compete in the American Association of Community Theatre Region VI Festival, with the winners earning a spot in the biennual national competition.

The event will be held in the Performance Hall of the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street, featuring a mixture of evening and matinee shows. Groups have earned their way by advancing from state competitions in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Tickets are $20 for each two-performance block, or $75 for all 10 performances, and are available at the door or in advance at www.texastheatres.org under the "Buy Region VI AACTFest tickets" link. A small convenience fee will be added to on-line purchases. Awards from the Region VI competition will be presented during a Sunday morning breakfast at MCL Grand, starting at 9:30 a.m.

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