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Combating Post-Traumatic Stress Event in Denton Saturday

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/7/19 7:35:38 (141 reads)

LOCAL VETERAN GROUPS, PEER SPECIALISTS, AND COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS JOIN FORCES TO DISCUSS THE IMPACTS OF POST TRAUMATIC STRESS IN THE VETERAN COMMUNITY

DENTON, TX – On Saturday, July 19th, Denton County Veteran Peer Specialists will be joining with leaders from the Ft. Worth Vet Center, the Dallas Center for Brain Health and other local veteran and mental health organizations to raise awareness about the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress on Veterans in America.

The program on Saturday includes a free screening of the documentary “Halfway Home”, as well as a panel discussion with combat veterans and experts in the field of veterans’ mental health issues. Participants will include:

US Army Veteran Lee O’Brien, who served in Afghanistan and will share a personal story about how his life has been touched by combat trauma.

Panel leaders Dr. Warren Ponder, PhD, LCSW from the Ft. Worth Vet Center and clinical psychologist Dr. Linda Ladd, Ph.D., Psy.D.

Marine Corps veteran Cedric Jones, B.A., of the Center for Brain Health, who will share his personal and professional insights.

Please join us as we let fellow veterans and the public know that we care about our veterans, and that it’s ok to get help.

When: Saturday, July 19th at 2:45 PM
Where: University of North Texas Gateway Center
801 N Texas Blvd, Denton, TX 76201

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Area Independence Day Celebrations and Fireworks

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/7/3 11:00:00 (880 reads)

Open in new windowHere is a listing of the various local fireworks displays around Lewisville for the July 4th Independence Day celebrations:

City of Lewisville: The annual "Red White & Lewisville" 9:30 p.m. just South of Vista Ridge Mall. Best viewing location: Mall parking lot, Convergence office park lot

Town of Flower Mound: Flower Mound hosts its annual "Independence Fest" at Bakersfield Park (Duncan Lane, South of FM 3040) with free admission to the public beginning at 5 p.m. The festival has numerous attractions including a children's parade, car show, free Kid's Zone, and concerts by Back in Black and KANSAS (Yes, that KANSAS). Fireworks begin right after the concert at about 9:45 p.m. Best viewing location: Lewisville High School Ben Harmon Campus parking lot on F.M. 3040, or on the festival grounds itself.

Grapevine: This 25 minute show begins at 9:30 p.m. and is syncronized to an MP3 music file that you can download. The show can be viewed from the rooftop of the parking garage at the Gaylord, but can also be viewed from various parks around town. There are $5-$10 charges for parking.

The Colony: Liberty by The Lake festival lasts all day, but fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks are choreographed to music on 99.9 FM. Best viewing location is Stewart Creek Park.

Lake Cities: The Lake Cities 4th of July Celebration, put on by Corinth, Lake Dallas, Hickory Creek and Shady Shores. The free event at Lake Dallas' City Park will include a concert by Eleven Hundred Springs at 7 p.m. to be followed by fireworks afterward at about 9:15 p.m.

Coppell: The City of Coppell holds its fireworks show on THURSDAY, July 3rd, starting at about 9:40 p.m.. The 27 minute show is best viewed from Andy Brown Park East, but can also be seen well from Southern Lewisville and other locations in Coppell.

Farmers Branch: Independence Day festivities in Farmers Branch are held THURSDAY, July 3rd at the Farmers Branch Historical Park. Admission is free, and gates open at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks begin approximately 9:30 p.m., right after the concert by Groove Knight. Lewisville residents can take the A-Train to DART's Trinity Mills station, then ride to the park on DART light rail.

Carrollton: The City of Carrollton is hosting a 15 minute community fireworks display over Josey Ranch Lake at 1700 Keller Springs Road, at approximately 9:30 p.m.


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Residents of all North Texas cities are reminded that personal fireworks are illegal in town, and can result in steep fines as well as accidental fires. Pet owners are reminded to ensure that pets are wearing their collars and tags, and are kept indoors after dark, since fireworks are a leading cause of runaway pets on July 4th and New Years.

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Brave Combo Plays Free Concert Tuesday Night for Sounds of Lewisville

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/6/9 19:20:00 (424 reads)

Open in new windowBrave Combo will perform June 10 as the second act of the free “Sounds of Lewisville” outdoor concert series in historic Old Town Lewisville.

The series is held in the courtyard at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street, where the concerts have been held since 2011. When construction is completed on Old Town Park Plaza across the street from the art center, the concerts will move to the permanent stage and grass lawn in the new park.

A family favorite since 1991, the concerts start at 7 p.m. every Tuesday night in June and July. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for their comfort. Well-behaved pets on a leash are allowed at the shows. Attendees can bring their own food and beverage, or purchase refreshments on site, but no outside alcohol is permitted. Concerts are presented by Lewisville Convention and Visitors Bureau with assistance from Parks and Leisure Services and the MCL Grand.

For the past three decades the Denton-based quintet Brave Combo has perfected a world music mix that includes salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha cha, the blues and more.

Brave Combo’s catalog of recordings range from Japanese pop to Latin American dance tunes, to the orchestral classics to rock and roll at its finest. The band has recorded with the late Tiny Tim, and were the band Talking Head’s David Byrne chose for his wedding reception. The band has won two Grammy Awards and been nominated for its work seven times.

Intermission entertainment will feature The Alpine Dancers, showcasing dances and traditions of the alpine regions of Europe.

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.

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

From a submitted report

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LLELA Nature Preserve offers June activities

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/5/31 10:30:58 (466 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.

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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 (630 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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Lewisville Area Calendar and Events

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/4/29 19:00:00 (6740 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 (1667 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 (866 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 (413 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 (507 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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