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Symphony and Ballet Present Peter and the Wolf

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/2 8:12:49 (111 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 2015/3/2 7:50:00 (251 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.

Thursday, March 5th - Multi-Business Ribbon-cutting
At 4:00 PM, the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce will partner in a Neighborhood Block Party with five businesses located in the Shops at Vista Ridge Shopping Center at 500 E. Round Grove Road, Lewisville, Texas. Major Investor Salons by JC, FatCow BBQ, BBVA Compass, YouFit Health Club and Uptown Cheapskate of Lewisville are participating in and hosting this event. Each business will have its own individual ribbon cutting at its own storefront within a one-hour time frame.

The public is invited to attend the celebration. Participating business will provide free samples, games, prizes raffle drawings and discounts on merchandise and services. “This is a great way for the community to get to know our local businesses,” says Ray Hernández, Lewisville Area Chamber President. Huffines Auto Dealerships, also a Chamber Major Investor, will have vehicles on display during the event.

For more information contact Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce - 551 N Valley Parkway, Lewisville TX 75067 972.436.9571

Thursday, March 5th - I-35E Construction Update - Public Meeting
The 35Express team will hold a general construction update meeting and a question-and-answer session to provide updates on the $1.4 billion highway project. The meeting is an opportunity for the public to get up-to-speed on the work that has been completed on the project and learn about upcoming construction.

The meeting for the middle segment of the project in Lewisville, Highland Village, Lake Dallas and Hickory Creek will be held Thursday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m., at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

Thursday, March 5th: LISD Hosting Free Movie Screening for "Finding Kind"
LISD is hosting a movie screening for IndieFlix's critically acclaimed "Finding Kind," a documentary that takes a hard look into today's girl world. The showing of "Finding Kind" will be held March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Lewisville High School's Leo C. Stuver Auditorium (1098 W. Main Street, Lewisville). Admission for the girl/women event is free and seating will be limited. A discussion on the issues the film explores, including bullying, will follow the screening. For more information about "Finding Kind," click here. For additional questions about the screening, contact LHS-Killough Counselor Lori Dunham at dunhaml@lisd.net.

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.

Thursday, March 12th: Facebook Small Business Boost
Free seminar on how to market your small business with Facebook. More information...

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.

Sunday, March 15th: Outdoor Yoga for Kids
10-11 a.m. and March 29, 10-11 a.m. Imagination Yoga instructors lead kids ages 2-12 on an exciting, story-based journey through yoga poses and kindness curriculum. LLELA’s covered pavilion, beautiful pollinator garden, and forest are the setting for this engaging class. $10 per student. For more information, contact Aimee Leach: AimeeLeach@ImaginationYoga.com.

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.


Open in new windowSaturday, March 21st: Trail Opening, LLELA Campfire and Log House
Open House at the Minor-Porter Log House: 12-3 p.m. Restored and furnished with all the trappings of everyday frontier life, the log house gives visitors to LLELA Nature Preserve a window on life in Denton County in 1870. 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).

Blackjack Trail Opening:
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA Nature Preserve) is opening a new walking trail at 9 a.m. at 201 E. Jones Street. Guided hikes are at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.

The Blackjack Trail is a 1.5-mile trail that gives visitors access to a Cross Timbers forest remnant. Blackjack oaks, post oaks, hickories and a variety of other plant species not seen elsewhere at LLELA Nature Preserve give this trail a different feel. The dirt-surfaced path winds through both the forest and open prairie glades on the far west side of the preserve. Volunteers have worked for the past year to build bridges and benches along the trail, and an Eagle Scout has constructed a kiosk and directional signs along the trail.

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Open in new windowGather Around the Campfire: March 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Meet us at a cozy campfire for traditional campfire fun, which may include stories, songs, and of course toasted marshmallows. $10/person or $30/family. Registration is required at 972-219-3930 or Erin.Taylor@unt.edu.

Open in new windowSunday, March 22nd - Lewisville Lake Symphony Presents Peter and the Wolf
The Lewisville Lake Symphony's Family Popcorn Concert, Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” will be presented Sunday, March 22, at 3 p.m. at the Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center, 191 Civic Circle.

The concert features Chip Waggoner from Fox 4 as the narrator, telling a tale so curious that it takes members of the symphony and dancers from LakeCities Ballet Theatre to help him explain what happens when young Peter and his friends venture into the forest near his home.

Pre-kindergarten through elementary-aged youngsters greatly enjoy hearing Peter’s adventure while 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 can watch from the nearby chairs and bleachers.

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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

Ongoing Art Exhibits
Two VAL exhibits open through March 31st
Visual Art League of Lewisville will open two exhibits in February at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

VAL’s The Nature of Texas exhibit opens Saturday, Feb. 7, and features paintings and photographic works depicting both natural and iconic images of the state. The exhibit closes on March 21. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held at 7 p.m. opening night.

The Steampunk exhibit is open until March 21st. Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy literature and art that commonly features some aspect of steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century.

Admission to both exhibits is free and available Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or during public performances at MCL Grand. For more information, visit visualartleague.org.

Classes and Camps
Open in new windowThrough March: Skywarn Spotter Training
The National Weather Service offers classes on storm spotting from January - March all over North Texas. For schedule and locations, refer to the website.

Eco Adventure Camp registration deadline March 3
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA Nature Preserve) will hold an Eco Adventure Camp for ages 9-12 during Spring Break, March 10-12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Cost is $115 per child. Registration deadline is March 3, and space is limited.

The three-day camp will include examining microscopic pond life, visiting the Native Plant Nursery, hiking the new Blackjack Trail, joining the Prairie Marching Band, visiting Swamp Kingdom, going back in time to 1869, capturing photographic memories and more.

For registration information, contact Lisa Cole, LLELA Nature Preserve Education Coordinator, at 972.219.3930, lisa.cole@unt.edu, or visit llela.org.

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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 (321 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

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/2/12 22:50:00 (544 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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Thin Line 2015 Opening Night Announced

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/2/7 23:43:41 (238 reads)

Open in new windowJason Lee, Eric Noren, Midlake and Boxcar Bandits

The 8th Annual Thin Line Fest wkick off 2015 on Wednesday, February 18 with the Texas Premiere showing of Midlake: Live in Denton, a film by Jason Lee and Eric Noren at Campus Theatre, 214 West Hickory Street in Denton, Texas at 7:30pm. A Q&A with Jason Lee, Eric Noren and MIDLAKE BAND's Eric Pulido will follow. Tickets are available online and will be for sale at the box office day of for $10. All ages are welcome at the film showing.

The after party at Dan's Silver Leaf, 103 Industrial Street, a few blocks from Campus Theater, on Denton’s Downtown Square will be from 10:00pm until midnight with live music by the Boxcar Bandits. Tickets will be available for the after party as well for $15. Must be 21 and older to attend the after party.

Open in new windowAn Opening Night Pass is available for $25, which includes priority seating for the film and Q&A session and entry into the after party. Other festival passes, i.e. All Access Passes, Film Passes, and Music Passes are also available online for purchase. Get your tickets today at www.thinline.us.

Thin Line is a film, music, and photo festival held over 5 days in Denton, Texas - just north of Dallas / Fort Worth. The 8th annual festival is February 18-22, 2015. For five days, Thin Line will deliver an engaging program of high quality documentary films, world-class music, and (new in 2015) a diverse palette of photographic art.

For festival details, please visit Thin Line Fest on facebook or their website thinline.us.

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Prize-Winning Cellist Sai Sai Ding to Solo with Symphony on February 20

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/2/7 22:40:00 (301 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowVernell Gregg, former teacher and LISD School Board Trustee, was looking for a way to highlight young classical talent in 1999 when she founded the prestigious Young Artists Competition for grades 6-12 as part of the Lewisville Lake Symphony’s outreach to young musicians. The competition was renamed The Vernell Gregg Young Artists Competition in 2008 to honor her passion for inspiring youth.

Cellist Sai Sai Ding, 2015 Grand Prize Winner of this competition, will perform February 20 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.

Winning competitions is a habit for the talented 13-year-old cellist. Since 2010 he has placed first in no less than 8 competitions in Beijing, Prague, Ukraine, Moscow, and the Dallas area. Born in Shanghai, China, Sai Sai excelled early on both the piano and the cello, but chose to fo-cus on the cello in order to realize his ambition to play in and conduct a major orchestra some day. Although offered a place at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, he chose to come to Dallas in 2012 and currently studies with renowned cellist Ko Iwasaki.

The Lewisville Lake Symphony, recognized by the Dallas Morning News as one of the most re-spected regional orchestras in Texas, will also perform two works by Beethoven under the baton of musical director Adron Ming. Symphony No. 7 in A Major was cited by Beethoven himself as “one of his best works,” and Overture to Creatures of Prometheus was his first work for the ballet.

The concert takes place at the MCL Grand in Old Town Lewisville at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be booked online at www.lewisvillesymphony.org and are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for students.

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Vigil Against Violence at City Hall Steps on MLK Day

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/1/17 8:22:39 (353 reads)

Open in new windowOn New Years Day, The Lewisville Texan Journal published an editorial with the top five wishes for Lewisville in 2015. Top on that list was a reduction in violence in the City of Lewisville.

In the past year, Lewisville has seen a fair number of high-profile cases of violence on the streets of our city. We have had murder, muggings, assaults, armed robberies, and even an attempt at carjacking. Although Lewisville has about as much crime and violence of any city of our size, we know that for the victims of these crimes, it hurts. Any level of violence in our city is needless and unacceptable.

It is a tough problem, that sadly, will likely always be with us to some degree or another. But on Monday night, January 19th, 2015, Lewisville residents will stand shoulder-to-shoulder and reject violence in our community. Though we come from various backgrounds, religions, philosophies, and beliefs, we do share the common cause of reducing violence in our community. We can stand together and pray together to whichever God we pray to, and we can ask.

We will have some guest speakers join us and talk about non-violence:
- In our homes
- On our streets
- In our schools
- In the workplace
- In our society and government

We will ask for the safety and protection over all of Lewisville's residents and first responders.

This event is non-partisan, non-political, non-sectarian. This is pro-peace, and pro-Lewisville.

We are putting this together as an idea that came from a reader, and was wanted by those we mentioned it to. It's last-minute, and will likely not be a hugely polished affair, or last very long.

If you are not doing anything on Monday night, January 19th, please join us on the front steps of Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church Street in Old Town Lewisville, at 6:30 p.m.

If you are on Facebook, please RSVP to this event so that we can provide you with any updates in the program if we need to. Feel free to share it or invite people that you think might be interested.

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Ruthie Foster Plays Texas Tunes Concert January 17th at MCL Grand

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/1/10 17:00:00 (298 reads)

Open in new windowRuthie Foster kicks off the fifth annual Texas Tunes concert series on Jan. 17, as the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater brings six Lone Star favorite acts to the stage monthly through June.

A Texas-born and Texas-bred singer/songwriter, Foster has developed a national following based on her powerful vocal instrument, dynamic stage presence and authentic blues and gospel roots. She recently was named Critics Choice Female Blues Artist of the Year at the 20th Annual Living Blues Awards. She also has been nominated for multiple Grammy awards.

All six shows will start at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 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. Season passes also are available until Jan. 17 at $100 general admission and $75 for seniors and children.

Here's a video with a taste of Foster's music:

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/1/10 16:50:00 (587 reads)

Open in new windowOpen 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.

Sunday, January 11th: Miss North Texas Pageant this Sunday
The Miss North Texas & Miss White Settlement Pageant will be held Sunday, Jan. 11, starting at 5 p.m., at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

Miss North Texas Pageant is a preliminary to Miss Texas and Miss America -- the largest provider of scholarships for young women in the world. The winners will serve as Miss North Texas & Miss North Texas Outstanding Teen for a year, and will represent the community at state-level pageants this summer. The Miss North Texas Scholarship Organization is a non-profit organization.

Ticket prices are $20 and are sold at the door. For more information, visit the Miss North Texas website.

Through January 17th: Visual Art League Foodie Exhibit
Visual Art League of Lewisville currently has the Foodie exhibit on display at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

Foodie will be on display through Jan. 17 in the main gallery. Foodie explores food in all its manifestations, from farm to table, with a special focus on food served locally. Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite piece, with the winner awarded “People’s Choice” at the end of the exhibit’s run.

Open in new windowSaturday, January 17th - Ruthie Foster Plays MCL Grand
Ruthie Foster kicks off the fifth annual Texas Tunes concert series on Jan. 17, as the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater brings six Lone Star favorite acts to the stage monthly through June.

All six shows will start at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 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 online here. Season passes also are available until Jan. 17 at $100 general admission and $75 for seniors and children.

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Open in new windowSunday, January 18th: MLK Day Celebration - Southern Denton County
Lewisville ISD is hosting an MLK Day Commemmoration on Sunday, January 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lewisville High School Auditorium. The theme this year is “Diversity: Our Beloved Community”. Mr. Krish Dhanam, will be the speaker, and entertainment will be provided by the Downing Middle School Orchestra; the Lewisville High School Choir and African American Step Team; an oration by Rev. Paul and students and the Servant House Children’s Choir.

Monday, January 19th: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
We honor the works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in furthering the civil rights movement through non-violent means. Most government offices are closed. City of Lewisville offices are closed, but garbage and recycling service is not affected.

Monday, January 26th: Lewisville City Council Meeting
Council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall - 151 W. Church St. The public is invited to attend. Agendas are available online here.

Monday, January 26th: True Parenting with True Colors®
Join us on January 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Flower Mound Public Library for the “True Parenting with True Colors®” program, which is designed to help demystify the job of parenting by guiding moms and dads through the True Colors® process. True Colors® is a model of personality identification using the colors of blue, gold, green, and orange. This information becomes a springboard for developing improved parenting skills, greater communication in the home, and more meaningful family relationships. To register, please email fmpl@flower-mound.com or call 972.874.6165.

Tuesday, January 27th: Lewisville Chamber Awards Luncheon
Olympic Medalist, Jordan Malone will speak at the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, January 27th at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lewisville. Malone will share his story of overcoming obstacles to achieve his Olympic dreams. The Chamber will also celebrate and recognize its members’ accomplishments in the community and in business by presenting awards for Ambassador, Volunteer, Rookie, Citizen and Business of the Year. More...

Registration for this event is available now. To register, call the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce at (972) 436-9571 or visit lewisvillechamber.org.

Saturday, January 31st: Texas Nonprofit Theater competition
Texas Nonprofit Theaters Quad II AACTFest will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. This event offers fans of live theater the chance to enjoy four of the best community acting groups in North Texas during a single day.

There will be two afternoon shows, starting after 1:30 p.m., and two evening shows, starting after 6 p.m. Performing at the theater competition in the afternoon is Ohlook Performing Arts Center of Grapevine in Wild Party, followed by Denton Community Theatre’s A Need for Less Expertise. The evening shows will begin with Lindale Community Theater performing Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, followed by Paris Community Theatre’s Rabbit Hole.

The second show in the afternoon and evening will begin immediately approximately 30 minutes after the first show. Maximum time of each performances is 60 minutes.

Cost is $10 per show, $15 per block (afternoon or evening shows) or $28 for all four shows. Tickets are available online or by calling 817.731.2238.

Quad II is a qualifying event for the state competition that will be held at MCL Grand in March.

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I'll be home: Memories of World War II exhibit at MCL Grand

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/12/21 12:20:00 (623 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowThe "I'll be home: Memories of World War II" exhibit is on display at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater Art Gallery through Saturday, December 27. The gallery is open from 1 - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Assembled from private collections in our region, “I’ll Be Home…” is an exhibition of photographs, documents and artifacts commemorating the service of the “Greatest Generation” during World War II. We owe our lives and our liberty to what they accomplished. As it is now more than 70 years since the end of the war, time is running short to offer thanks to those who served. This exhibit includes newspaper and magazine pages from the war years, personal and published photographs, military uniforms and insignia, some military equipment and manuals, books and documents from the war years.

Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, located at 100 N. Charles Street, is the premier public arts facility in Southern Denton County. The 40,000-square-foot facility features a 296-seat proscenium theater, black box theater, dance recital hall, art gallery, five art classrooms and a large courtyard. Medical Center of Lewisville has a multi-year agreement with the city for naming rights at the center.

To reach MCL Grand from Interstate 35E, take exit 452 and proceed east on Main Street to Charles Street. MCL Grand will be on the left. Free public parking is available along Main and Church streets, or at Lewisville City Hall across Church Street from the center.

For details about upcoming events, or rental information for the facility, please visit MCLGrand.com or call 972.219.8446.

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