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Yappy Hour: Dining and Drinks with your Dog

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2011/10/9 16:30:00 (622 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowTierney's Cafe and Tavern, a local favorite in Old Town Lewisville has a unique dining experience on its patio every month that allows dog owners to bring their well behaved dogs for al fresco dining on Tierneys' patio.

This month's Yappy Hour will be on Sunday, October 23rd from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

This month's theme is a Halloween party for dogs. Be sure and get your four-legged friend a Halloween Costume and be part of the Yappy Hour Costume Contest! Entry fee is $5 and all monies collected will be donated to the rescues who will be on site. Prizes will be given to the top 3 costumes.

Along with all the costume fun there will be drink specials, great food, a photographer and the opportunity to meet other dog loving people.

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The Greatest Festival You Never Heard About

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Posted by Runfellow on 2011/10/2 1:13:04 (1494 reads)

I was born in Lewisville. I spent much of my life running up and down its streets, learning about many of the strange by-places peppered throughout this city. If someone starts to tell me about boring our city is, I usually try to tell them what Lewisville really is.

But it wasn’t until I skimmed through Lewisville’s Wikipedia page that I learned about the Texas International Pop Festival.
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Just a few days after Woodstock, this event attracted 150,000 people to Lewisville (population 9,264) in 1969 to watch live acts from dozens of musicians and bands including B.B. King, Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Grand Funk Railroad, and Chicago Transit Authority.

Also appearing was a band that had released their first album in the U.S. a few months before to lukewarm response. They called themselves “Led Zeppelin”.

Ten years later, a nameless reporter for The Cherokeean in Rusk, Texas made the claim that "ever since the Lewisville International Pop Festival[sic] in 1969, outdoor rock extravaganzas have become a traditional Summer ritual for Texans." Decades before events like the Austin City Limits Festival, Lewisville set the stage, so to speak, for huge concert events in Texas.

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Cinda Baxter’s The 3/50 Project – “Building Business from the Ground Up” Coming to Old Town Lewisville on October 5

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2011/9/28 19:00:00 (1085 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowCinda Baxter, founder of the nationally-renowned 3/50 Project, will speak at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater in Old Town Lewisville on October 5. The event will be hosted by the Lewisville Old Town Business Association (OTBA) in partnership with the Lewisville Old Town Preservation Society (OTPS), the Anice Read Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, the Texas Downtown Association and the Lewisville Chamber of Commerce.

Today’s economy creates a particularly challenging environment for small businesses in downtown areas. In an otherwise complex economic landscape, Cinda Baxter’s message is simple: “Pick 3, spend 50, save your local economy.” Ms. Baxter will speak in Lewisville about simple ways that business owners, consumers and community leaders can work together to create an environment where local businesses can thrive.

The event will be held on October 5 at the MCL Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. and Cinda Baxter will begin speaking at noon with a Q&A session to follow. There will also be a panel discussion regarding ‘Buy Local’ campaigns, and relating them to revitalization efforts in general. Tickets are $15 for general admission ($10 for OTBA, OTPS or Lewisville Chamber of Commerce members) and can be purchased at www.otbalewisville.org

Lewisville is Cinda Baxter’s first stop on her 2011 Southern Plains tour and only stop in Texas. Ms. Baxter and The 3/50 Project have gained widespread acclaim in the national media, such as the Wall Street Journal, CNN and the Washington Post.

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Take a Drive, Get Cash for Lewisville High School Harmon Campus

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 Posted by WhosPlayin on 2011/9/21 20:40:00 (839 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowOn Wednesday, September 28th, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Ford will be conducting market research at the Lewisville High School South, Ben Harmon campus at 1250 W. Round Grove Road in Lewisville.

Adults over 20 years of age can take a short drive in one of the Ford vehicles provided, then complete a survey with their thoughts about the vehicle.

For each drive and survey completed, Ford will pay $20 to the school, up to a total of $8,000.

Although sales personnel will be on hand to answer questions, we are assured by LISD staff that this is purely a marketing thing, and that there will be no sales pressure; just drive and take a survey.

Join me in doing this small thing to help the school raise some extra cash for the nice things they want to do that are not in the budget. Isn't this a lot better than buying expensive cookie dough or popcorn or whatever it is that the schools are always asking the kids to sell?

If you have any questions, you can email mossburga@lisd.net.

Download and print the flyer to share with others.

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Lewisville's Western Days Festival this Friday and Saturday

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Posted by TJGilmore on 2011/9/21 10:40:00 (677 reads)

Open in new windowThis weekend marks the return of Lewisville's largest civic event: Western Days.

The earliest news records of Western Days go back to 1964 where it was put together by volunteer groups and ultimately landed with the Chamber of Commerce.

It was revamped and driven by the Old Town Business Association from 2004 to 2006, when the City assumed responsibility for the event.

This year marks a change in the event which is funded by our City's Hotel Occupancy Tax, which funds tourism events like Western Days. The City has created more space for vendors and the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater allows us to add some great new attractions.

Items of note for this year (detailed agenda here):

Gilley's, a new sponsor, will be providing food and drinks at the MCL Grand.

The MCL Grand theater will be showing: Castle Hills Gang, Shane, High Noon, and Red River in addition to arts performances from the Civic Chorale, LakeCities Ballet, North Tx Square Dance Association and many others.

On Saturday there will be several cooking demonstrations lead by local celebrity chef Morris Salerno and including 7 other elite chefs, gunfights (the Wild West show kind), a dog friendly 'Tailwaggers Ranch' area, vendors, and of course a play area for the kids that includes our Stickhorse Rodeo.

Friday night will be capped by the Josh Abbott Band while Saturday's headliner will be Pat Green.

If you like western shopping, country music, arts, movies, food, and gunslingers this will be a great time. It's an 8 minute walk from the new A-Train as well.

Please make sure to print tickets from the website. While attendance is free with a ticket, no ticket will cost you $20 at the door.

A huge thank you to all of the sponsors for this year's event. I hope to see y'all out there.

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Local Happenings for Lewisville Area - September, 2011 and later

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2011/9/18 9:50:00 (853 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 (825 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 (781 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 (762 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 (633 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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