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KLB Presents Free Fall Vegetable Gardening Class

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2012/8/3 21:10:00 (737 reads)

Open in new windowKeep Lewisville Beautiful will hold their August Garden Secrets class at the Lewisville Library’s Crawford room located at 1197 W. Main St., Thursday, August 16th, 2012 from 6:00-7:00pm. This informative class on “Fall Vegetable Gardening” is the perfect class for learning why Fall is the best gardening season in Texas. Come learn what will give you lasting color in your garden as well as what vegetables will produce before the ground freezes. The key speaker for the class, Trish Percy, is an active Denton County Master Gardener. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for this informative fall gardening class. We look forward to seeing you there! Don’t forget to bring your questions for the question/answer session. And the best part…..it’s free! Reservations are required for this free class, so please call to reserve your spot! For more information, contact Keep Lewisville Beautiful at 972-538-5949 or info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org.

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Memorial Day Observances for Lewisville

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2012/5/23 21:10:00 (1116 reads)

Open in new windowCommunity members and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9168 will both hold Memorial Day observances in Lewisville on Monday, May 28th.

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our Republic. It should be more meaningful than just a time for mattress sales and barbecuing.

Community Remembrance
We've made a yearly habit of making a personal observance at the Veterans Memorial in front of Lewisville City Hall. Again this year, we would like to invite anyone who is interested to join us at 8:00 a.m. Monday morning.

There's no agenda, and nothing formal about it. We'll just gather around for some silent prayer and reflection, and if anyone would like to say a quick prayer or few words in gratitude to the fallen, or offer any thoughts, they're welcome to do so. But this is not about speeches, and there is nothing political about it. It's just fellow Americans taking some time to stand together in unity and honor those who have given their lives for us.

Local scouts will raise and lower the City's flags in front of City Hall at 8 a.m. sharp, then we will walk to the Veterans Memorial.

Where: In front of Lewisville City Hall, 151 West Church Street by the Veterans Memorial
When: Monday, May 28th, 8:00 a.m. (Stay as long as you want; I'll probably leave by 8:30)
Who: Anyone is invited.
What: Informal remembrance of our veterans who have died in service of our country.

VFW Remembrance
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9168 (VFW) will hold their annual remembrance at 10 a.m. at the Old Hall Cemetery on McGee Lane in Lewisville. A bugler will play taps at this more formal gathering. Immediately after the observance, VFW invites the public to join them at the VFW Hall (997 E. S.Hwy. 121) for a hot dog lunch.

Where: Old Hall Cemetery
When: Monday, May 28th, 10:00 a.m.
Who: Anyone is invited.
What: Formal remembrance of our veterans who have died in service of our country.
Cost: Free

However you choose to spend this Memorial Day, we hope that you will consider taking the time to join either or both of the observances.

If you know of other Memorial Day observances in the area, feel free to leave a comment below with the details.

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Cinco de Mayo Celebration Set for Saturday in Lewisville

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2012/5/4 18:22:41 (1881 reads)

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Latino Club performing at the 9th annual Cinco de Mayo
Lewisville's 11th Annual Cinco de Mayo celebration will be held Saturday in the parking lot at Lewisville High School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for the Lewisville High School PTA.

Cinco de Mayo (translated "May 5th") is the day in 1862 when Mexican Army forces were victorious in the Battle of Puebla against occupying French forces. In Lewisville, the organizers' goal is to provide a fun free event for citizens of the Lewisville area while educating people about the many positive facets of the Mexican culture and its traditions.

There will be live music by regional Blues favorites, The Silvertones as well as traditional Mexican dancing, Mexican food, and vendors. The LHS Latino Club will open the event with traditional Mexican dancing at 10:00am. The Latino Club has participated in every single Cinco de Mayo Festival since it began back in 2002.


What: Cinco de Mayo - Mexican celebration with food, fun, and family
Where: Lewisville High School - 1098 W. Main St., Lewisville
When: Saturday, May 5th - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: FREE Admission
Who: Public is invited to this family-friendly celebration.

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Lewisville Lake Symphony "Spring Romance" Concert

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2012/4/13 14:30:00 (829 reads)

Open in new windowUnder the direction of Maestro Adron, the Lewisville Lake Symphony creates a “Spring Romance” featuring clarinetist John Scott performing the “Clarinet Concerto” composed by Aaron Copland on a commission from legendary jazz musician Benny Goodman. Also on the program is Jean-Michel Damase’ “Harp Concertino” featuring harpist Laura Logan, and Ernest Bloch’s “Concerto Grosso #1 for strings and piano.”

The concert takes place at the MCL Grand in Old Town Lewisville on Friday, April 27, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. There is plenty of parking around the Grand: most is on the City Hall side of the arts complex.

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Clarinetist John Scott and harpist Laura Logan perform with the Lewisville Lake Symphony on 27 and 29 April.

Tickets can be booked online at www.lewisvillesymphony.org and are $25 on Friday and $20 on Sunday. The Symphony provides a special $5 discount for seniors (60+). Student tickets are $10. Information is available at 972.874.9087

Copland wrote most of the clarinet concerto in Rio de Janeiro where he was lecturing and conducting. The work is sometimes called the “Concerto for Clarinet, Strings and Harp.” It was later choreographed by Jerome Robbins for the ballet Pied Piper.

Goodman told Copland biographer Vivian Perlis: "I made no demands on what Copland should write. He had completely free rein, except that I should have a two-year exclusivity on playing the work. I paid two thousand dollars and that was real money in 1949. Aaron and I played the concerto quite a few times with him conducting, and we made two recordings." The Symphony’s website has a link to a YouTube of Copland conducting Goodman and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

The “Harp Concertino” by Jean-Michel Damase is one of harpist Laura Logan’s favorite compositions, “The harp, for me, is an alluring, mystical and magical instrument. I especially love the Damase Concertino because the composer shows such a thorough grasp of the instrument’s potential."

Swiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch wrote the Concerto Grosso No. 1 in 1925 as a reaction to his student’s doubts that a lyrical romantic audience-pleasing composition could be written at a time when classical composers tended to write to impress other composers and audiences were voting with their feet. Audiences have been consistently enthusiastic about the work ever since its first performance.

The Lewisville Lake Symphony, according to the Dallas Morning News, is one of the most respected regional orchestras in Texas.

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Lewisville, LISD, DEA Team Up for Medication Disposal Event

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2012/4/9 20:24:48 (749 reads)

Open in new windowThe City of Lewisville is teaming up with LISD and the DEA to hold another medication disposal event. The goal of this operation is really two-fold, to reduce the risk of prescription drug abuse and increased awareness of this critical public health issue.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 28th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. As with past events, the Lewisville disposal location will be the parking lot of Lewisville High School at 1098 West Main Street. This is the only Lewisville location, but other locations include Flower Mound High School, Hebron Valley Elementary, Marcus High School and The Colony High School. For more locations, visit www.dea.gov. For more information, call 469.948.8680.

This is a great opportunity for those who have missed previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.

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Rotary, Scouts to Hold Retirement Ceremony for Unserviceable U.S. Flags

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2012/4/4 20:14:16 (1732 reads)

Open in new windowOn May 19th, 2012 from 1 - 2 p.m. the Lewisville Morning Rotary, with participation from Voices of Praise Choir from First Baptist, Lewisville, the local Boy Scout and Girl Scout districts, and with help from the City of Lewisville will be hosting a US and Texas flag retirement. The ceremony will be at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater in Old Town Lewisville.

The U.S. Flag code prescribes that when a flag is in such a condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.

Since burn bans and city ordinances make it difficult for an individual to properly burn a flag in a dignified way to retire it, these organizations will be collecting flags from individuals and businesses who need to retire them.

Collection boxes for unserviceable flags are at City Hall, and the MCL Grand Theater, or you can drop them off at Lewisville Fire Stations, year-round.

For more information, contact Lewisville City Councilman T.J. Gilmore: tgilmore@cityoflewisville.com

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GLCT Presents Hilarious "Room Service"

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2012/2/10 1:40:00 (848 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowMamaSk8z and I just got back from viewing the final rehearsal for Greater Lewisville Community Theatre's production of "Room Service", a play by John Murray and Allen Boretz, directed by Harry Friedman. GLCT was kind enough to host the Old Town Business Association for the preview. I still am chuckling about it. I'm not practiced at writing play reviews, but I'll take a stab at it, because this was a good one.

The play, set in 1937 New York City, is about a Broadway producer trying to pull off a play called "Godspeed" on a shoestring. (Yes, it's a little bit "meta", but not overly so) The entire play takes place in a hotel room where the producer and his shyster cohorts rely on their creativity to pull together resources (by any means necessary) to get Godspeed to opening night. Meanwhile, the hotel manager has learned of their over-extended credit, and wants to throw them out. Hilarity ensues when the characters use ever-more ridiculous tactics to hold on to their dreams.

The play is very well cast, with all the characters very believable in their roles. The main character, Gordan Miller, was played by a very convincing Nelson Wilson. We were highly amused at how genuinely, yet comedically freaked out the character of Joseph Gribble was, played by Craig Boleman. Gribble's boss, Mr. Wagner, was played by Tom Moore, who couldn't have been more closely matched with the part. Michael McCray plays Leo Davis, the young bumpkin writer of Godspeed, who is pulled into the schemes from the first minute he arrives.

It's a laugh a minute, and just when you think the shysters can't get any more ridiculous, or stoop any lower they outdo themselves.

"Room Service" plays from February 10th - 26th, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. at the Greater Lewisville Community Theater on Main Street in Old Town Lewisville.

Tickets are a very reasonable $15 for adults, and $12 for seniors and juniors 18 and under.

Seriously, do yourself a favor; grab someone and go to this play.

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Reservations and Tickets...

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Symphony Presents "Stars of the Future", Featuring Winning Young Artists

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2012/2/8 2:41:29 (669 reads)

Open in new windowThe Lewisville Lake Symphony presents “Stars of the Future”, a program of Mozart, Chopin, Vieuxtemps, and Weber featuring the Grand Prize Winners of the Vernell Gregg Young Artists’ Competition. The concert begins a 7:30 p.m. on February 17, 2012 at the MCL Grand, 100 Charles Street in Old Town Lewisville across from City Hall.

Adron Ming, the Music Director and Conductor of the Symphony who judged the Competition along with three professors from UNT’s College of Music, said that the number of competitors doubled this year. The first round of 65 was winnowed by listening to performances submitted on CDs. Nineteen contestants were invited to perform, live, in front of the judges.

“The terrific musical talent from all over North Texas made the judging particularly hard,” said maestro Ming. “After considerable discussion, the judges decided that, this year, three contestants would be declared Grand Prize Winners. They are Rhiana Caterisano, clarinet, Claire Wells, violin, and Ximei Li, piano.” In addition to performing with the all-professional Symphony, they share the $1,500 prize money.

The program features Mozart’s Overture to Così fan tutte, and Vieuxtemps’ Violin concerto No.5, plus movements from Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No.2

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Local Happenings for Lewisville Area - February 8th and Later

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2012/2/7 23:40:00 (567 reads)

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.

Video is usually posted on the LISD website here.

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



February, 2012


Thursday, February 9th - Saturday, February 11th

Bassmaster Central Open - Lewisville Lake


Saturday, February 11th

Denton County Democrats - Chili Supper & Candidate Forum
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Center for Visual Arts
400 East Hickory Street
Denton, TX
$20 per person - Tickets and Info...


Sunday, February 12th

Lincoln's Birthday


Monday, February 13th

LISD Board Meeting


Tuesday, February 14th

Valentines Day


Friday, February 17th

Lewisville Lake Symphony – “Stars of the Future”
7:30 p.m.
MCL Grand Theater Performance Hall
Tickets $10 - $25
More Information...


Monday, February 20th

Presidents Day

Lewisville City Council


Tuesday, February 21st

“State of the Cities” luncheon - Lewisville Convention Center


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Top of the Strings - January 27th

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2012/1/26 23:30:00 (596 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowThe Lewisville Lake Symphony's International Chamber Series presents "Top of the Strings", a program of Bartok, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky played by young artists from The Institute For Strings. The concert is on Friday, January 27, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road in Flower Mound. The program is presented in cooperation with the College of Music at the University of North Texas. The concert is free. A donation to the Symphony is appreciated.

The Institute For Strings was established in 1996 by Jan Mark Sloman, for many years the Principal Associate Concert Master of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. It runs for two weeks each June and attracts young musicians from all over the United States.

The four Institute artists performing in the "Top of the Strings", each with the prospect of a great musical career ahead of them, are Jordan Lee and Christine Wu, violins, Matthew Geise, viola, and Brian Zhao, cello. The Symphony's website, www.lewisvillesymphony.org, has a YouTube of the quartet practicing for the concert.

The two violinists play a series of duets by Bella Bartok, each requiring increased virtuosity. Christine Wu and international pianist Pamela Mia Paul, recently back from a concert tour in China, perform Schumann's Sonata for Violin and Piano. The quartet joins together for Tchaikovsky's String Quartet Number 1.

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