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Burgess invites students, parents to Service Academy Forum Saturday

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/4/9 22:08:49 (1192 reads)

Open in new windowWith apologies for the late notice, we'd like to pass along this invitation that Congressman Michael Burgess sent to Lewisville High School Principal Jeffrey Kajs:

Dear Principal Kajs:

I wanted to extend an invitation to your students and their parents to attend the 2015 North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum which will be held on Saturday, April 11th at Lewisville High School! This informational forum provides interested middle and high school students an excellent opportunity to learn more about our nation's service academies, requirements for admission and the selection process. School principals, counselors, coaches and teachers are welcome to attend, too. Please share this event invitation with your students as widely as possible via announcements, posting, emails, social media, etc.

North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon; Registration opens at 7:30 AM
Note: This is a "come & stay" event!
Place: Lewisville High School
1098 W. Main Street
Lewisville, Texas 75067

Representatives from congressional offices and all five academies (U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy), and ROTC as well as current academy cadets and midshipmen will be on hand. They will be available to talk with North Texas students, parents and educators on a one-to-one basis about the possibilities associated with attending these premier educational institutions and the challenging careers they generate.

This free event will begin at 8:00 AM; registration opens at 7:30 AM. It is not a come and go event but "come and stay!" The Forum will be conducted at Lewisville High School.

In addition, this event is of primary importance to current juniors who may NOW begin the application process to receive a congressional nomination to one of the service academies. My nomination application will be available for pickup by those students interested in entering the academies in summer 2016.

For more information, please contact Robin Vaughan in my Lake Dallas office by email: robin.vaughan@mail.house.gov or phone: 940-497-5031.

It is my privilege to serve you in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sincerely,

Michael C. Burgess, M.D.
Member of Congress

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Faulkner, Hearne, Wood to take Texas Tunes stage April 18

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/4/8 7:18:43 (871 reads)

Open in new windowTom Faulkner, Michael Hearne and Beth Wood will take the stage Saturday, April 18, at 8 p.m., as the fourth act of the fifth annual Texas Tunes concert series.

The show will be held in the Performance Hall of Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older or children age 12 and younger, and can be purchased at MCLGrand.tix.com.

Lewisville residents are able to purchase single-show tickets for $10 each, either in advance at City Hall or on the performance date at the MCL Grand box office. Discount tickets are not available online. Current driver’s license or utility bill will be required to verify residency.

Tom Faulkner brings a unique blend of Texas rock, blues, Cajun and Tejano music. His music is a heartfelt abandonment of musical trends and a passionate embrace of the rich ethnic heritage of "Texico."

What is "Texico?" As Faulkner explains it, the State of Texas grew out of the areas that surround it -- most notably, Mexico, Louisiana and New Mexico. Most of the songs on his latest album were written in, or near, the places to which they refer. They convey a sense of romance that overwhelms him every time he travels through a wonderfully diverse world all its own. Producing his own material meant he didn't have to compromise on any of it, and the result is a solid, full-strength collection of Texas rooted music.

Michael Hearne offers up a guitar virtuosity and a mastery of country swing /southwestern Americana stylings.

Beth Wood is a musical triple-threat: a thoughtful songwriter, a talented multi-instrumentalist, and a supple, colorful vocalist.

The Texas Tunes series features performers from music halls and festivals throughout the state who present great music in a variety of genres, but all with that unique Texas flair that has made the state a hotbed for fans of live music.

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All Students Invited to Career Fair at FMHS - April 16th

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/4/7 20:20:00 (756 reads)

Open in new windowThe Flower Mound High School PTSA is hosting a free Career Night Thursday, April 16th from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Flower Mound High School Silver Gym, 3411 Peters Colony, Flower Mound, TX.

Parents & Students from Flower Mound and the surrounding LISD district are invited to attend the FMHS PTSA Career Night. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet representatives from different career options and ask questions. Bring your middle school students too!

This year’s exhibitors include the following - FBI, Veterinarian, Owner/Operator, Direct Sales, Attorney, Dentist, Nurse, Real Estate, Flower Mound Town Manager, Airline Pilot, Fire Department, Police Department, Private Trainer, Architectural Engineer, Insurance, Dale Jackson Career Center, Construction, Military and many more exciting careers.

As of press time, there is still room for more exhibitors. If you have a business and career you would like to share with students please contact Tammi Vajda by email at tammi81069@aol.com . There is no charge for exhibitors or attendees.

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Friends of the Library Book Sale This Weekend

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/4/7 19:50:47 (755 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new window Friends of the Lewisville Public Library will be hosting a book sale this weekend - April 10th, 11th, and 12th at the Community Room of the Lewisville Public Library - 1197 W. Main Street.

Friday, April 10th, Pre-sale is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For the special pre-sale event, there is a $5 admission fee per person, if you are not a member of the Friends group.

Saturday, April 11th hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday, April 12th hours are 1 pm. - 5 p.m.

The group has over 10,000 new and gently used books for adults, children, and teens in all categories. There are even movies, music, and audiobooks. Prices have not been posted for this sale, but in the past they have ranged from $0.50 - $2 for most books.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Lewisville Public Library.

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Lewisville Lake Symphony Series Concert to Feature World-Class Pianist

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/4/6 7:19:57 (887 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowPavel Gintov, winner of the 1st Takamatsu International Piano Competition, will perform with the Lewisville Lake Symphony on Friday, April 17, at 7:30 pm, in the final concert of the 2014-15 Symphony Series. He will play Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings, a performance that also features Bert Truax on trumpet.

Mr. Gintov has been described as “a poet of the keyboard” by Marty Lash of the Illinois Enter-tainer, “a musical storyteller” by the Japanese publication Shikoku News, and a “world-class pianist, phenomenal in his own right” by the Savannah Morning News.

Following his debut at the Kiev Philharmonic Hall at the age of 12, Mr. Gintov toured throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and the United States, appearing on such stages as Carnegie Hall in New York, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, and Teatro Verdi Nationale in Milan. Mr. Gintov graduated with honors from Moscow State Conservatory and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

A native of Ukraine, Mr. Gintov is also an avid chamber music performer, regularly performing with his sister, violinist Iryna Gintova, as well as with other artists. He was awarded the prize for the best collaborative pianist in the International Paganini Violin competition in Moscow.

The concert will also include Shostakovich’s Spanish Dance and Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge, considered to be one of Beethoven’s greatest achievements. He composed it later in his life when he was almost entirely deaf, and it is known to be notoriously difficult to play.

The concert takes place at the MCL Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street, in Old Town Lewisville. Tickets can be booked online at www.lewisvillesymphony.org and are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for students. More information is available at 972.874.9087.

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A Salute to the Greatest Generation

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/3/28 18:10:44 (761 reads)

Open in new windowA community wide social is coming up on April 17th organized by the Seniors Standing Tall Coalition. This year the theme is “A Salute to the Greatest Generation” with USO style decorations, dinner, and dancing at the Cross Timbers YMCA. The YMCA was one of the four original founders of the United Service Organizations (USO) designed to support troops in 1941 at the onset of World War II.

The Lewisville High School Naval Jr. ROTC is providing the color guard and will stay to volunteer. The Rotary Club’s InterAct students and local businesses will also volunteer with decorating, serving, and dancing with guests throughout the evening. Dallas Acme Swing Dance Company performs each year and will give dance lessons to willing participants. The Texas Photo Booth Company is providing a photo booth for instant fun. Local photographer Colleen Drew will take professional photographs for lasting memories available for take home at 9pm the same evening.

Doors open at 5:30 with dinner served from 6pm to 7pm. The cost is $5 per person and the proceeds go to the local YMCA. Tickets are available at local senior centers, area senior communities, or by calling Home Helpers at 972-318-5054. Cross Timbers YMCA is located at 2021 Cross Timbers Road in Flower Mound.

For more information, readers can visit the Second Time Around Community Senior Prom website.

From a submitted report

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/27 20:40:00 (955 reads)

Open in new windowAs always, there are many arts and leisure events and educational opportunities coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Here are some selected events that you may find interesting.


March 26th - 29th: "Ordinary Days" at MCL Grand Theater
Our Productions Theatre Co. presents “Ordinary Days” for four shows, March 26-29, at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

Performances in the MCL Grand black box will be held March 26, 8 p.m.; March 27, 8 p.m.; March 28, 8 p.m.; and March 29, 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $25 and are available by visiting ourproductions.org or calling 972.724.2147.

“Ordinary Days” tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. “Ordinary Days” is an original musical for anyone who has ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make any city a unique and extraordinary home.

Saturday, March 28th: Creekside Elementary Spring Community Garage Sale
7am-1pm - To rent a space visit the website. You can set up as early as 6am.

Creekside Elementary; 901 Valley View Dr.; Lewisville

Saturday, March 28: Kayaking Tour on McWhorter Creek
2-4 p.m. at LLELA. All skill levels are welcome; paddlers receive an introduction to kayaking on dry land before pushing off into the water. All equipment is provided. Don’t delay in registering; these trips fill up quickly. $20/paddler. Ages 7 years and up. Registration is required at 972.219.3930 or lisa.cole@unt.edu

Thursday, April 2nd: LISD Student Holiday
LISD Student Holiday

Friday, April 3rd: Good Friday
LISD Student Holiday

Sunday, April 5th: Easter Sunday

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Denton County Democrats to Host LBJ-Obama Dinner

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/18 6:30:00 (795 reads)

Open in new windowThe Denton County Democratic Party will host its first annual LBJ-Obama Dinner – honoring former President Lyndon Baines Johnson and current President Barack Obama – on March 25 (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lewisville.

The featured speaker at the special DCDP commemorative fund raiser will be Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, a distinguished Democrat, who provided compassionate leadership when he offered temporary housing and care for immigrant children and then guided Dallas County through the first Ebola crisis in our nation – in 2014.

The dinner is open to all interested persons. Tickets are $40 for adults and $35 for students. In addition, there are several event sponsorship opportunities available. Tickets are available through Friday via their website.

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Special Easter Programs at Flower Mound Presbyterian Church

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/13 23:56:22 (861 reads)

Open in new windowHistoric Flower Mound Presbyterian Church, Denton County’s oldest Presbyterian Church, is celebrating the Easter Season with special Worship Services, a Cantata, a free supper and an Easter Egg Hunt.

On March 29, Palm Sunday, Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 AM and will be followed by Worship Service at 10:30, featuring a special Passion Cantata.

Then on Maundy Thursday, April 2, a light supper will begin at 5:30 and be open to all. The Worship service featuring Tenebrae and Communion starts at 6:30 PM.

The highlight of the season will be on Easter, April 5, with Sunday School at 9:30, followed by Worship at 10:30. Our popular Easter Egg Hunt for the children follows the service at 11:45. All are welcome! The church is located at 1501 Flower Mound Road in Flower Mound, TX.

See www.fmpcweb.org or find them on Facebook or call 972-539-7184 for more information.

From a submitted report

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/13 7:40:00 (886 reads)

Open in new windowAs always, there are many arts and leisure events and educational opportunities coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Here are some selected events that you may find interesting.

Open in new windowSaturday, March 14th: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
The City of Lewisville operates a household hazardous waste collection center that provides residents with a convenient, safe and environmentally sound way to get rid of waste materials that should not be put into the landfill.

The Residential Convenience Center, 330 W. Jones Street, will be open Saturday, February 14th, from 9 a.m. until noon, to accept materials from Lewisville residents, who must provide a driver’s license for proof of residency.
More information...

Saturday, March 14th: LLELA Bird Walk and Nature Walk
Bird Walk: 7:30 a.m. Bird watchers of all skill levels are invited to join an expert birder to explore birding locations at LLELA. Ages 10 and up. There is a $2 program fee for the bird walk, in addition to the regular gate fee of $5/person. Reservations are not required.

Nature Walk: 10 a.m. Join us for our monthly naturalist-led nature walk. Each season at LLELA is different, and we never know what we’ll find—deer tracks, blooming wildflowers, butterflies, and much more. The hike will last about two hours. There is no additional fee for this hike, just LLELA’s regular gate fee ($5/person, with children 5 years and under free). Reservations are not required.

Open in new windowSaturday, March 14th: Texas Tunes - Willis Alan Ramsey
Willis Alan Ramsey and special guest Alison Rogers will take the stage Saturday, March 14, at 8 p.m., as the third act of the fifth annual Texas Tunes concert series.

The show will be held in the Performance Hall of the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older or children age 12 and younger, and can be purchased at MCLGrand.tix.com. More info...

Friday, March 20th: Free Chamber Concert Featuring UNT Piano Trio
The Center Piano Trio of The University of North Texas will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20, as part of The Lewisville Lake Symphony International Chamber Series. The trio is composed of Hao Miao, violin; Lejing Zhou, cello; and Ellen Pavliska, piano. The free concert will be performed at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road, in Flower Mound (across from Marcus High School football stadium).

More information...

Friday, March 20th: Stars on the Prairie at LLELA
7:45-9:45 p.m. Join us for a fascinating evening as we visit a dark spot in LLELA’s prairie restoration area to explore the wonders of the night sky. Ages 5 and up. There is a $5 program fee, in addition to the regular gate fee ($5/person). Reservations are required at 972.219.3930 or Erin.Taylor@unt.edu. If the sky is cloudy, we will still meet and take a night hike.

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