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LLELA Nature Preserve offers June activities

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/5/31 10:30:58 (775 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowLewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area Nature Preserve (entrance at the corner of Kealy and Jones Streets, just South of the dam) is 2,000 acres of prairies, forests, and wetlands managed as a nature preserve by a group of agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the University of North Texas, the City of Lewisville, Lewisville ISD and Texas A&M Extension. LLELA is open to the public every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for fishing, hiking, camping, bird watching, kayaking/canoeing, picnicking and other outdoor activities. Learn more at LLELA.org or by calling 972.219.3930.

Spend the morning with the birds: June 14, 7:30 a.m. Bird watchers of all skill levels are welcome to join Keith Lockhart at 7:30 a.m. as he guides visitors to prime birding locations along LLELA’s nature trails. For ages 10 and up, cost is $7/person.

Nature Walk: June 14, 10 a.m. Join LLELA for the monthly naturalist-led nature walk. The hike will last about two hours. There is no additional fee for this activity beyond regular admission to LLELA ($5/person; children age 5 years and under free).

Take a night hike: June 13, 8:30-10:30 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 House at the Minor-Porter Log House: June 21, Noon to 3 p.m. Completely restored and furnished with all the trappings of everyday frontier life, the log house gives visitors to LLELA a window on life in Denton County in 1869. Interested visitors of all ages are welcome to arrive at any time during the open hours and tour at their own pace. Knowledgeable volunteers will guide visitors through the structures and answer questions in this informal tour. Cost: regular admission ($5/person; children age 5 years and under free).

Stars on the Prairie: June 20, 8-10 p.m. Join LLELA for a fascinating evening in exploring the wonders of the night sky with Clyde Camp, Master Naturalist and amateur astronomer (over 30 years of experience). For ages 5 and up, cost is $10/person. Registration is required at 972.219.3930 or lisacole@unt.edu.

From a submitted report

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Keeping Tradition Alive Pipe and Drums Jam Friday Night

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/5/9 7:40:00 (1003 reads)

Open in new windowMore than 300 firefighter bagpipers, drummers and honor guard members from across the country are expected to participate in the annual KTA Jam Session scheduled for Friday, May 9, on the steps of Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church Street.

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

Also performing that evening will be The Killdares, a Celtic-themed rock band that has quickly become a Lewisville favorite at the KTA Jam Session and the free Sounds of Lewisville summer concert series.

Keeping 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.

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. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for their comfort. Food and beverage vendors will be on site. Sponsors are Miller of Denton, Sonny Bryan’s and Pierce Fire Trucks.

For information, please visit www.lfdpipesanddrums.com or www.cityoflewisville.com.

Update via Lewisville Staff:
"The parking situation will be very tight this year. Because of plaza construction, some event elements had to move into the City Hall parking lots, so about 200 cars that parked in those lots last year have to find another place to park. Plan ahead and be ready to possibly walk a couple blocks from the Elm/Mill public parking lot. If you do park on a residential street, please be respectful of those people and do not block driveways."

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/4/29 19:00:00 (10159 reads)

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See the Dallas Stars Play for $10, and Help LHS PTSA Provide Scholarships

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/2/23 20:15:47 (1848 reads)

Want to see the Dallas Stars play for just $10 per ticket? Want to help provide scholarships for graduating seniors this year? The LHS PTSA has a deal for you. Please visit http://bit.ly/1aIoBSz to buy your tickets before Friday, February 28th, and they will mail them to you. Hope we see you there! Grab them quick before they run out.Open in new window

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Symphony Presents Prize-winning Cellist

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/2/19 7:18:03 (1173 reads)

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Grand prize winning cellist Emily Chung will be featured in concert Friday (Submitted Photo)
Open in new windowIn their upcoming concert, the Lewisville Lake Symphony will feature the super-talented winner of their recent Vernell Gregg Young Artists Competition. Cellist Emily Chung won out over twelve finalists to be named the grand prize winner. Ms. Chung receives a $1,000 scholarship and is awarded the opportunity to perform with the all-professional Lewisville Lake Symphony. She will play the Concerto No. 1 in A minor by Saint-Saens, known for its lyrical beauty and its demanding technical displays.

The concert takes place at the MCL Grand in Old Town Lewisville on Friday, February 21 at 7:30 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 www.lewisvillesymphony.org and are $25 for Adults, $20 for Seniors and $10 for Students. For additional program details see the symphony’s website.

The program will also include “The Hebrides Overture”, also known as “Fingal’s Cave”, a colorful work by Felix Mendelssohn who was immediately inspired to write the piece after a visit to the Hebrides Islands off the coast of Scotland. “Prelude to Act III of La Traviata” by Verdi and Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin” will complete the program.

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Free Concert Tonight: Josip Kvetek - Violin Sonata No 1.

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/1/31 6:30:00 (775 reads)

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Violinist Josip Kvetek, winner of Lewisville Lake Symphony's first annual International Competition (Submitted Photo)

The upcoming concert in the Lewisville Lake Symphony International Chamber Series features Josip Kvetek, a prize winner from the symphony’s first annual International Competition in March, 2013. In addition to his monetary prize he was awarded an appearance on the chamber series.

The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 31 at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road in Flower Mound (across from the Marcus High School football stadium). The program is presented by the Lewisville Lake Symphony International Chamber Series in cooperation with the College of Music at the University of North Texas. The concert is free though donations will be appreciated.

What: Lewisville Lake Symphony Chamber Series concert
When: 7:30 p.m., Jan. 31
Where: Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road, Flower Mound
Cost: Free
Info: lewisvillesymphony.org

Mr. Kvetek's virtuosic and musical skills on violin will be in the spotlight as he performs with equally talented Saule Garcia on piano. Together they will perform the Violin Sonata No. 1 by Faure, arguably one of the most beautiful pieces of chamber music ever written. In addition, they will present Suite in the Old Style by Schnittke which re-purposes music originally written for films into a performance piece in the Baroque style, and two of the ever-popular Spanish Dances by Sarasate.

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Fundraiser at LHS Friday for Aluma Korey To

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/1/15 9:34:05 (752 reads)

Open in new windowStudents at Lewisville High School are holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for 2013 LHS graduate Korey To this Friday, January 17th. The students want to help Korey and her family with medical expenses incurred when she had a brain tumor removed recently, and spent weeks hospitalized.

Where: Lewisville High School Cafeteria (use front entrance)
When: Friday, January 17th, 2014 - 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Who: Public is invited.
Cost: $5 per person ($2 for children 5 and under)
Menu: Spaghetti, Salad, Bread, Tea, and Lemonade
Extras: Baked goods available for purchase.

If you would like to RSVP, please visit the event Facebook page.

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KLB to host Trinity Trash Bash Waterway Clean Up and Expo; Join Us!

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2013/11/7 19:00:00 (1394 reads)

(Originally posted 10/13. Re-topped 11/8)

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2012: LTJ Clean Stream Team members loaded a pickup truck with garbage pulled from a 1,000 foot section of Fox Creek in Lewisville. The team consisted of Steve and Seth Southwell, Jennifer, Tim, and Tory Lane, Todd and Zak Simpson, Jennifer and Alex Linde, David Taylor and family, and Karla and David Scott. (Photo by Karla Scott)
Hoping to raise awareness and appreciation of the Trinity River, Lewisville Lake, and their respective shorelines, Keep Lewisville Beautiful (KLB), the City of Lewisville, LLELA, and Kayak Power are teaming up to host KLB’s 22nd annual Trinity Trash Bash (TTB) waterway clean up.

As part of a regional effort, KLB’s TTB will be held on Saturday, November 16th from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Lake Park catfish picnic area.

Many volunteer opportunities are available, including shoreline clean ups, creek clean ups, and a guided kayak cleanup of the Trinity River.

KLB is currently looking for both volunteers and sponsors for this event. All individuals and groups are welcome to join in the effort. Please note that kayak space is limited and reserved for volunteers 14yrs+ on a first come, first serve basis. Youth 13 and under are still encouraged to participate, with many other clean up locations to choose from along shorelines and in creeks.

Groups will be assigned locations and supplies to clean on the day of the event. All cleanup materials will be provided by KLB. Shirts, door prizes, and goodie bags will be given away to volunteers after the cleanup. Please wear long sleeves, pants, and sturdy tennis or hiking shoes.

In addition to the cleanup, a waterway educational expo has been added to the event with information about water safety and waterway education from various community organizations and businesses, include the City of Lewisville environmental programs office.

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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 (759 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 info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org, 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 (686 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 mark.yarbrough@house.state.tx.us to RSVP or for more information.

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