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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 (707 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 (700 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.

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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 (753 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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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/6 0:20:00 (3270 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 windowFriday, March 6th: Twilight Kayaking Tour on McWhorter Creek - LLELA
6:30-8:30 p.m. Prior kayaking experience is required, ages 16 years and up. Paddlers receive only a brief introduction to kayaking on dry land before pushing off into the water. All equipment is provided. Don’t delay in registering; these trips will fill up quickly. $25/paddler. Registration is required at 972.219.3930 or lisa.cole@unt.edu

Saturday, March 7th: Night Hike at LLELA
6:30-8:30 p.m. LLELA trail guides lead a twilight/moonlight stroll down the Redbud Trail. Howling coyotes, hooting owls and other nocturnal sounds will provide an out-of-the-ordinary hiking experience. No flashlights are necessary. Cost is $10/person, for ages 5 and up. Registration is required at 972.219.3930 or lisacole@unt.edu.

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...

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Free Chamber Concert Features UNT Piano Trio - March 20th

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/5 23:50:07 (598 reads)

Open in new windowThe 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 Center for Chamber Music Studies at the College of Music consists of various chamber groups comprised of musicians who are handpicked by the faculty as being the top representatives from their areas of study.

Ellen Pavliska, a native of San Antonio, started playing the piano at age 11 and made her orchestral debut with the San Antonio Symphony at age 16. Hao Miao was born in Inner Mongolia and studied at Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Karkov National University of Art in Ukraine before coming to North Texas. Lejing Zhou is a native of China and is a doctoral student at UNT. He has performed concerts in Switzerland, Germany, and Italy as well as in the United States.

The trio will perform Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major by Joseph Haydn, Henryk Wieniawski’s Variations on an Original Theme for violin and piano, and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor.

The free concert will be performed at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road, in Flower Mound (across from Marcus High School football stadium).

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Willis Alan Ramsey to take Texas Tunes Stage at MCL Grand

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/3/5 22:40:00 (558 reads)

Open in new windowWillis 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.

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.

Willis Alan Ramsey is an icon in Texas Music. In the early ‘70s, he released an album of brilliant original tunes. After that, silence, except for the occasional tour and contribution of a beautiful song for another artist to sing. No second album ever appeared.

Back on tour with his wife, Alison, Willis’ work as a young artist still amazes. Nine out of the 11 songs from his first album have been covered by major artists.

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.

The rest of the 2015 Texas Tunes series includes Tom Faulkner on April 18.; Max Baca & Los TexManiacs on May 23; and Colin Gilmore and Nicolette Good on June 13.

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Free Garden Secrets Class: Herb Gardening

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/5 22:10:00 (511 reads)

Open in new windowKeep Lewisville Beautiful will hold a March Garden Secrets class at the Lewisville Municipal Annex Community room on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 from 6-7:30pm on “Gardening with Herbs”. Denton County Master Gardener Barbara Brown will be lecturing on planting and growing a variety of Herbs in the garden, what grows best in North Texas, and their uses in the kitchen and around the home. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for this informative garden secrets class. We look forward to seeing you there! Don’t forget to bring your questions for the question/answer session.

This FREE gardening class will be held at the City of Lewisville Annex Community room located at 1197 W. Main St., Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 6:00-7:30pm. Please call to reserve your spot! RSVP required by March 10th. Last minute walk-ins okay, too. This event is open to all participants (Lewisville residency not required). For more information, contact Keep Lewisville Beautiful at 972-538-5949 or info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org.

Keep Lewisville Beautiful is partnering with the City of Lewisville to bring you a variety of classes in 2015. Upcoming classes include: Landscape Design on March 31st, Composting on April 2nd, Build Your Own Rain Barrel (small fee required) April 7th, and Smartscape Plant Selection on May 7th. For a full list of upcoming scheduled classes, please visit the KLB website www.keeplewisvillebeautiful.org.

Please note that class times and locations may vary from class to class.

From a submitted report

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Symphony and Ballet Present Peter and the Wolf

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/2 8:12:49 (756 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowLewisville Lake Symphony's Family Concert features Chip Waggoner from Fox 4 as the narrator in Prokofiev’s "Peter and the Wolf." Chip tells a tale so curious that it takes members of the Symphony and dancers from the Lake Cities Ballet to help him explain what happens when young Peter and his friends venture into the forest near his home.

The concert takes place at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Pre-kindergarten through elementary aged youngsters greatly enjoy hearing Peter’s adventure while, it so happens, learning a few things about music along the way. The kids get to sprawl on the gym mats right in front of the action. Parents and grandparents have a good time too watching from the nearby chairs and bleachers.

Symphony volunteers operate an Instrument Petting Zoo after the concert where the kids can try out real orchestral instruments. There is also a workshop where they can make instruments of their own devising.

It is held at the Frederick Herring Recreation Center, 191 Civic Circle, Lewisville TX 75967 (From I-35: Exit Main Street and head West. Turn Right on Civic Circle and go 2 blocks. The Center is on the right across from Post Office.)

Tickets are $5 for children and $10 for grownups. There is a special family rate of $25 that includes all members of the same family. Tickets can be purchased online at www.lewisvillesymphony.org and printed out from the Symphony’s online Shopping Cart. They can also be purchased at the door. For general information about the concert call 972.874.9087.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/2/20 8:10:00 (1219 reads)

Open in new windowAs always, there are a ton of events coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Here are some selected events that you may find interesting.

Open in new windowFriday, February 20th: Symphony presents Dazzling Talent concert
Lewisville Lake Symphony presents Dazzling Talent, featuring cellist Sai Sai Ding, Friday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m., at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased on line at lewisvillesymphony.org.

Cellist Sai Sai Ding, 2015 Grand Prize Winner of the Vernell Gregg Young Artists Completion, will perform as soloist with the Lewisville Lake Symphony. Sai Sai will play Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. In addition to performing with the Symphony, Sai Sai receives the $1,000 Bill and Grace Lawrence Scholarship.
More information...

Saturday, February 21st: Vocal Majority Choral Concert
Dallas-based men's chorus “The Vocal Majority” will perform a benefit concert for LHS Choir on Saturday, February 21, 7 p.m. at the Stuver Auditorium at the LHS Main campus. This will be a great show! Purchase tickets for $11 here.

Check out the video of the Vocal Majority's winning contest song from this past summer.

Open in new windowSaturday, February 21st: Texas Tunes: The Waymores play MCL Grand Theater
The Waymores continue the Texas Tunes series at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater at 8 p.m.
Tom Kimmel, Sally Barris and Don Henry are three of Nashville’s finest singer-songwriters, all with strong ties to Texas music. They are known, individually, for their compositions (wrote songs for Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Trisha Yearwood, Miranda Lambert, Linda Ronstadt and dozens of others) and for outstanding solo work. But real magic happens when the three unite on stage and in the studio.
More information...

Saturday, February 21st: Stars on the Prairie @ LLELA
Gaze at the stars - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Bring a chair and a blanket. $5 program fee + $5 gate admission. RSVP or more info: lisa.cole@unt.edu or call 972-219-3930

Sunday, February 22nd: African American History Celebration at MCL Grand
The North Texas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. (jackandjillinc.org) will hold a Celebration of African American History through acting, songs, dance and speaking on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m., at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

Monday, February 23rd & Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Austin, Texas

Denton County Day is designed to acquaint the state's top elected decision makers and key agency officials with the many assets of the county, and heighten the overall image and visibility of the North Texas area.

A joint project of the chambers of commerce in Denton County, the ultimate intent is to communicate the needs of the business community to area legislators, thus helping them to better represent the needs of their constituents.

Denton County Day has been held in conjunction with every Regular Session of the Texas Legislature since 1987. The headquarters site for Denton County Day is the Sheraton at the Capitol, located at 701 E. 11th St. in Austin.

Click here for more information or to register for this event.

Tuesday, February 24th: Heart Health Class
To support ongoing health education, Medical Center of Lewisville presents the “Marathon to Good Health” series through its HealthyU program. Monthly events are free and feature physician speakers, health education, motivation and support. The monthly series is held at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

“Heart Health” will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be obtained online at lewisvillemedical.com. For more information, call 972.420.7444 or email renee.berres@hcahealthcare.com.

Open in new windowThursday, February 26th: Garden Secrets Class: "Spring is for Planting"
Keep Lewisville Beautiful continues its free Garden Secrets classes with Dallas County Master Gardener Brad Sandy. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Bennett Room of the Lewisville Library - 1197 W. Main Street. You will learn which plants are perfect for the spring, when to plant them, best maintenance practices, and how to plan your spring garden.

Open in new windowAfter the class, KLB will be hosting Giveback day with On The Border! The Giveback day takes place during lunch and dinner at On The Border in Lewisville and 15% of your purchase will go straight to the programs of KLB, like the Garden Secrets Classes. The class will be on the topic of Spring Planting and will be taught by Dallas County Master Gardener Brad Sandy at the Lewisville Library in the Bennet Room from 6:00-7:30pm.

RSVP for the class is required by Feb. 25. This event is open to all participants, Lewisville residency is not required. For more information, contact Keep Lewisville Beautiful at 972.538.5949 or info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org.

Thursday, February 26th: Children’s Magic Show
C.J. Johnson’s Children’s Magic Show will be held Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m., in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 972.432.8982.
Johnson was born in St. Louis and currently lives in the Texas Hill Country outside Austin. His fascination with magic came at an early age when he was given a magic book, “Dunninger’s Monument to Magic,” for Christmas one year. In 1985, he auditioned for Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Clown College. Though not accepted into that year’s class, the audition changed his life. In 1991 he was awarded “Best Comedy Magic Act” by the Texas Association of Magicians, and he’s performed at several of their conventions since that time.

In 1994, Johnson began touring theaters and convention centers performing shows as fundraisers for police groups and civic organizations. At about the same time, Johnson began an earnest study of hypnosis. He became a certified and registered hypnotherapist through the American Board of Hypnotherapy and is now one the most in-demand stars of the hypnosis world, with appearances at casinos, corporations, colleges, night clubs and high schools throughout the country.

Friday, February 27th: Free Heart Screening
Lewisville Estates senior living community is offering a free heart screening from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on February 27th. The screening takes place at Lewisville Estates, 800 College Parkway, and is open to the public. For more information, visit their website or call 972-919-0265

Saturday, February 28th: PediPlace Gala at MCL Grand
PediPlace Gala 2015, “Fun and Games,” will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, 7-11 p.m., at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $125 each and can be purchased at PediPlace.org.
At this year’s event, guests will enjoy music, casino games, laser tag, shuffleboard and lots of other fun surprises as they enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres. More than 425 people attended last year’s extravaganza.

PediPlace provides healthcare to 6,200 children throughout North Texas where the need for primary care is significant. PediPlace patients receive immunizations as recommended, treatment when needed, and follow-up case management services to help them remain healthy and strong. Funds raised at the gala will benefit programs that allow PediPlace to make healthcare a reality for every child.

For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Shari K. Markey at shari.markey@pediplace.og or 469.322.3660.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/2/12 22:50:00 (1322 reads)

Open in new windowAs always, there are a ton of events coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Here are some selected events that you may find interesting.

Open in new windowSaturday, February 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...

Tuesday, February 17th: State of the Cities Luncheon
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn

Join the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce for the State of the Cities Luncheon, featuring the Mayors of Lewisville, Highland Village, and Flower Mound. The mayors will give a recap of 2014 and discuss the growth and reinvestment plans for 2015.
Registration info is here.

Thursday, February 19th: LHS-Harmon Chin Cultural Festival
Lewisville High School’s Harmon campus is hosting its annual Chin Cultural Festival Feb. 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The celebration of Chin National Day will include music, food and dancing. Admission is free. For more information, email Jack Martin at martinj@lisd.net or Steven Ceu at ceut@lisd.net.

Open in new windowFriday, February 20th: Symphony presents Dazzling Talent concert
Lewisville Lake Symphony presents Dazzling Talent, featuring cellist Sai Sai Ding, Friday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m., at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased on line at lewisvillesymphony.org.

Cellist Sai Sai Ding, 2015 Grand Prize Winner of the Vernell Gregg Young Artists Completion, will perform as soloist with the Lewisville Lake Symphony. Sai Sai will play Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. In addition to performing with the Symphony, Sai Sai receives the $1,000 Bill and Grace Lawrence Scholarship.
More information...

Saturday, February 21st: Vocal Majority Choral Concert
Dallas-based men's chorus “The Vocal Majority” will perform a benefit concert for LHS Choir on Saturday, February 21, 7 p.m. at the Stuver Auditorium at the LHS Main campus. This will be a great show! Purchase tickets for $11 here.

Check out the video of the Vocal Majority's winning contest song from this past summer.

Saturday, February 21st: Texas Tunes: The Waymores play MCL Grand Theater
The Waymores continue the Texas Tunes series at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater at 8 p.m.
Tom Kimmel, Sally Barris and Don Henry are three of Nashville’s finest singer-songwriters, all with strong ties to Texas music. They are known, individually, for their compositions (wrote songs for Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Trisha Yearwood, Miranda Lambert, Linda Ronstadt and dozens of others) and for outstanding solo work. But real magic happens when the three unite on stage and in the studio.
More information...

Tuesday, February 24th: Heart Health Class
To support ongoing health education, Medical Center of Lewisville presents the “Marathon to Good Health” series through its HealthyU program. Monthly events are free and feature physician speakers, health education, motivation and support. The monthly series is held at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

“Heart Health” will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be obtained online at lewisvillemedical.com. For more information, call 972.420.7444 or email renee.berres@hcahealthcare.com.

Thursday, February 26th: Children’s Magic Show
C.J. Johnson’s Children’s Magic Show will be held Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m., in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 972.432.8982.
Johnson was born in St. Louis and currently lives in the Texas Hill Country outside Austin. His fascination with magic came at an early age when he was given a magic book, “Dunninger’s Monument to Magic,” for Christmas one year. In 1985, he auditioned for Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Clown College. Though not accepted into that year’s class, the audition changed his life. In 1991 he was awarded “Best Comedy Magic Act” by the Texas Association of Magicians, and he’s performed at several of their conventions since that time.

In 1994, Johnson began touring theaters and convention centers performing shows as fundraisers for police groups and civic organizations. At about the same time, Johnson began an earnest study of hypnosis. He became a certified and registered hypnotherapist through the American Board of Hypnotherapy and is now one the most in-demand stars of the hypnosis world, with appearances at casinos, corporations, colleges, night clubs and high schools throughout the country.

Friday, February 27th: Free Heart Screening
Lewisville Estates senior living community is offering a free heart screening from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on February 27th. The screening takes place at Lewisville Estates, 800 College Parkway, and is open to the public. For more information, visit their website or call 972-919-0265

Saturday, February 28th: PediPlace Gala at MCL Grand
PediPlace Gala 2015, “Fun and Games,” will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, 7-11 p.m., at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $125 each and can be purchased at PediPlace.org.
At this year’s event, guests will enjoy music, casino games, laser tag, shuffleboard and lots of other fun surprises as they enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres. More than 425 people attended last year’s extravaganza.

PediPlace provides healthcare to 6,200 children throughout North Texas where the need for primary care is significant. PediPlace patients receive immunizations as recommended, treatment when needed, and follow-up case management services to help them remain healthy and strong. Funds raised at the gala will benefit programs that allow PediPlace to make healthcare a reality for every child.

For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Shari K. Markey at shari.markey@pediplace.og or 469.322.3660.

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