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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

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Posted by Pmoulard87 on 2015/7/24 11:51:22 (341 reads)

Open in new windowAs per usual, here are many arts, leisure events, and educational opportunities coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Listed below are selected events.


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Friday, July 24 - Frank Myers and Jimmy Nichols at Coach Joe's Hat Tricks
Friday July 24th at Coach Joe's Hat Tricks located at 101 E Corporate Dr #300, Lewisville, TX 75067 presents Frank Myers and Jimmy Nichols. Frank Myers is a Grammy winner and 3 time nominee known for penning country classics as "I' Already There", "Front Porch Looking In" and "I Swear". Jimmy Nichols is a well know Nashville, Tennesse session keyboardist who has played with Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, and LeAnn Womack. Show starts at 9:00PM, cover charge is $10.00.


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Friday, July 24 - Alzheimer's Association Denton Caregiver Conference
From 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., The Alzheimer's Association of Denton will hold a caregiver conference at First Baptist Church of Lewisville. Conference topics focus on Alzheimer's medication as well as behavior challenges. The event is free to the public,respite and Social work CEU's are available at no charge also. To register, you may call toll-free at 1-800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/greaterdallas

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Friday, July 24 - Courtney Patton, Live atSquare One Cafe
Come out to Square One cafe located at 136 W Main St, Lewisville, TX 75057 to experience the soothing yet sultry perfomance of up and coming Texas Country artist, Courtney Patton. The show starts at 7:00PM and is free of charge.

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Sunday, July 26 - Fourth Annual Toll Tag Triathlon
Playtri.com presents the Fourth Annual Toll Tag Triathlon. This completely free timed sprint-style event will include a 500-meter open swim, 11-mile bike segment, and 5k run. The swim and run portions will be held at Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park, and the bike ride will start and end at the park. Participants can enter as individuals, or as part of a relay team dividing the three race segments. Would-be participants can register in advance at playtri.com/tolltag.


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Tuesday, July 28 at the MCL Grand - Sounds of Lewisville Presents: 121 North.
The Sounds of Lewisville Concert series comes to an end this Tuesday with 121 North. 121 North provides its audiences with a fresh take on modern Texas Country. The event begins at 7:00PM and as usual, atendee's are encouraged to bring chairs.


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Thursday, Jul 30 - Poetry Open Mic Night
J. Paul Holcomb presents and evening of local poetry reading at the MCL Grand Theater. Bring your original work or listen to the work of many members of the local poetry community.Readings start are from 7:00PM - 9:00PM, admission is free, and refreshments will be provided.


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Thursday, August 4 - Keeping Lewisville Beautiful Vegetable Gardening for Fall Class
This free class provides willing participants to learn valuable fall gardening tips, will be taught by the Texas AgriLife Extension Office. RSVP required. Lewisville residency is not required. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 972.538.5949 or email info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org.


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Friday August 7 - Lewisville Senior Activity Center’s First Friday Dance
Lewisville Senior Activity Center’s First Friday Dance will be held August 7, 7:00PM-9:30PM., at the center, 1950 S. Valley Parkway. Free dance lessons start at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. Refreshments are provided. Music guest for May will be award winning percussionist Doc Gibbs.


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Saturday, August 15 - 'Clear The Shelters' Adoption Event
All Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Animal Shelters have been asked to participate in the “Clear the Shelters” adoption event scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15, in an effort to save the lives of many animals due to overcrowding in shelters.
On the day of the event, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM, Lewisville Animal Shelter and Adoption Center will waive all pets adoption fees. Adoption includes sterilization, microchip, viral vaccines, Rabies vaccine, Heartworm testing (if applicable), city registration (if Lewisville resident) and 30 days of free pet insurance.
The center is located at 995 E. Valley Ridge Blvd., across from Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park. For more information, visit cleartheshelters.org.


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Thursday, August 20- 'Maintaining Your Property' Meeting
A meeting on "Maintaining Your Property - Code Enforcement Division and Building Inspection Division," will be presented by the city’s Neighborhood Services Department on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m., at the Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center, 191 Civic Circle Drive.
This goal of this meeting is to educate residents about the top five code violations and the importance of building inspections. Speakers will include Jackie Davis, Code Enforcement; and Jimmy Estep, Building Inspections.
Refreshments will be served. RSVP by Aug. 18 by visiting cityoflewisville.com.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by Pmoulard87 on 2015/7/18 17:00:00 (290 reads)

Open in new windowAfter a long hiatus, here are many arts, leisure events, and educational opportunities coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Listed below are selected events.


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Tuesday, July 21 at the MCL Grand - Sounds of Lewisville Presents: Hard Night's Day.
Come out to the MCL Grand's courtyard on Tuesday to witness Hard Night's Day, a well respected and well know Dallas area, Beatles tribute band whose set list includes a wide variety of songs spanning the Fab Four's legendary career. Concert is from 7:00PM through 9:00PM, admission is free.


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Thursday, July 23 - High Tech Hiring Event
The Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas in partnership with North Central Texas College presents the Summer 2015 High-Tech Hiring Event. Employers from all over DFW are hosting a hiring event to find qualified IT, Engineering, Project/Program Management, and Technical Helpdesk Services. The event takes place at the Lewisville Public Library at 1197 West Main Street at 6:00PM - to 8:30PM. Admission is free but registration is required to view employer list prior to the event. Bring your certifications and talk with employers seeking your skills. Register Here



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Thursday, July 23 through Sunday July,
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The Acting Studio will present six performances of 'Mary Poppins'. From July 23 through July 26 The Acting Studio will attempt to please audiences with their take on the Broadway interpretation of P.L. Travers classic story at the MCL Grand Theater. Show times will be each respective day at 2:00PM and 7:00PM. Tickets are
$18.00 for adults, $16.00 for seniors and children 12 and under.




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Friday, July 24 - Alzheimer's Association Denton Caregiver Conference
From 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., The Alzheimer's Association of Denton will hold a caregiver conference at First Baptist Church of Lewisville. Conference topics focus on Alzheimer's medication as well as behavior challenges. The event is free to the public,respite and Social work CEU's are available at no charge also. To register, you may contact us at 1-800-272-3900 or at www.alz.org/greaterdallas


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Thursday, Jul 30 - Poetry Open Mic Night
J. Paul Holcomb presents and evening of local poetry reading at the MCL Grand Theater. Bring your original work or listen to the work of many members of the local poetry community.Readings start are from 7:00PM - 9:00PM, admission is free, and refreshments will be provided.

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Free Garden Secrets Class: Wicked Plants

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/7/11 11:26:15 (248 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowOn July 14th, join Keep Lewisville Beautiful for a free class on learning how to control and eliminate those annoying plants that always seem to be popping up in your lawn and garden. The "Wicked Plants" Garden Secrets Class is taught by the Dallas County Master Gardener Kevin Burns and will be held 6:00-7:30pm at the Lewisville Annex Room (1198 W Main Street, Lewisville, TX 75067).

The class is free to the public and brought to you by the partnership of Keep Lewisville Beautiful and the City of Lewisville. KLB does ask that you RSVP before hand by either email with info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org or phone with (972) 538-5949. If you have any questions about the location or details of the class please contact the KLB office. Classes are open to all communities, Lewisville residency not required. Walk-ups welcome, but RSVP is high encouraged to save your seat.

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July 4th Activities

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/6/27 11:14:54 (520 reads)

We'll be updating this list as we learn more about local festivals and fireworks displays. Here are some local July 4th activities:

Lewisville:
The annual “Red, White & Lewisville” fireworks show will be held Saturday, July 4, starting at about 9:30 p.m. The best viewing area is on the south side of Vista Ridge Mall, between the mall and the Sam Rayburn Tollway.

Flower Mound
The annual "Independence Fest" is headlined by popular Southern Rock band 38 SPECIAL. Beginning with the popular Children’s Parade and concluding with a spectacular fireworks finale, Independence Fest will also feature a vintage car show presented by Time Machine Car Shows, a showcase of local businesses, and a variety of delicious food vendors. In addition to 38 SPECIAL, the self-proclaimed “greatest disco band in the world” Le Freak will also perform on the main stage along with crowd-favorite country act Breaking Southwest.

The Independence Fest 2015 evening program, which includes the free concerts, fireworks display, vintage car show, and local business showcase, will take place at Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane in Flower Mound. Gates for the festival activities will open at 5 p.m. and this year, due to the crowds, there will be no on-site parking available. However, all free parking and shuttle information listed on the Independence Fest informational website.

The Colony
The Colony hosts "Liberty by the Lake". Due to flooding, it will not be at Stewart Creek Park this year, but instead will be at The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks. Starting with 1 mile and 5k run at 7:45 a.m., there is a parade at 10 a.m. and activities all day, until the fireworks finale around 9:30.

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Texas Flood performs June 30 at Sounds of Lewisville

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/6/27 10:30:00 (550 reads)

Open in new windowThe popular Sounds of Lewisville concert series, a free family event since 1991, continues Tuesday, June 30, with Texas Flood, performing in the courtyard at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Texas Flood is a tribute to the blues and the legendary Dallas native Stevie Ray Vaughan.

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. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.



When construction is completed on Wayne Ferguson Plaza across the street from the art center, the concerts will move to the permanent stage and grass lawn in the new park.

Presented by Credit Union of Texas and the Lewisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, other performers in the Sounds series include returning favorites The Killdares on July 14, and the popular Beatles tribute band Hard Nights Day on July 21. For a full schedule, visit SoundsOfLewisville.com.

Many concert nights also will feature additional entertainment or activities during intermission, including special performers and lots of fun things for kids and families.

For more information about the “Sounds of Lewisville” concerts, please call 972.219.8446 or visit SoundsOfLewisville.com.

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Lewisville Texan Journal Burger Run - Saturday, June 27th

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/6/18 22:30:00 (1010 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowWant to know who has the best hamburger in Lewisville? We do too! That’s why on Saturday, June 27th, we’ll send four judges to each of eight local Lewisville restaurants known for their burgers, and we’ll settle the question.

Each of the eateries will get a visit at a pre-appointed time, and serve our judges one of their best burgers for judging. Each burger will be judged on 1-10 scale based on taste, execution, appearance, and value, for a total possible score of up to 160 points.

We’ll be live-tweeting and blogging the event here on The Lewisville Texan Journal, and our Facebook and Twitter pages, starting at 11 a.m., and ending around 4:30 p.m.

Results will be tabulated and winners announced at 4 p.m. at Tierney’s, where the top three winners will receive their trophy or plaque. Join us at Tierneys, where Muffintops and Jellyrolls bakery will provide a delicious cake.

In addition to the judging, The Lewisville Texan Journal will have a Citizens' Choice award, for the most popular burger chosen by the general public in our online poll. Vote now!

Schedule:
11:00 a.m.: Square One Cafe
11:30 a.m.: Korner Cafe
12:00 a.m.: Hat Tricks
12:30 a.m.: Rack & Tap
1:00: p.m.: ** Intermission / transit **
1:30 p.m.: The Drunken Donkey
2:15 p.m.: The Rusty Beagle
3:00 p.m.: Martinez Grill
3:30 p.m.: Tierney's Cafe
4:00 p.m.: Awards and Cake


Open in new windowThe Lewisville Texan Journal thanks Philip Moulard of the Lake City Swallow for his hard work in organizing the contest, and Huffines Auto Group for the use of a Chevy Suburban to haul the judges around to the restaurants, and Ray Hernandez for being the driver.

Cheeseburger photo by Evan-Amos

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Best Little Brewfest and Car Show Saturday

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/6/18 20:20:00 (592 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowThis Saturday, June 20th, 2015, The Best Little Brewfest in Texas returns to Old Town Lewisville.

The festival focuses on craft beer, provided by over 80 breweries that will be on-hand sampling their brews to the public. Local brewery Cobra Brewing Company will exhibit at the Brewfest, as will the local Witherspoon Distillery.

The event begins at 9 a.m. with a classic car and bike show in the east parking lot of Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church St. That show is free to attend, and concludes at 1 p.m. Food will be available for purchase and Dixie Rex will provide live music.

The Brewfest begins at 1 p.m. for VIP attendees ($65 per person) and 3 p.m. for general admission attendees ($35 per person).

All attendees receive a 5 ounce tasting cup (similar to the one shown in the photo) and a tasting card good for 12 beer tastings. VIPs receive a special gift bag, and access to an air-conditioned lunch with finger foods.

Additional tasting cards are $5 each.

After the Brewfest ends at 7 p.m., there will be an "After Party in the Park" featuring local bands playing on the main stage at Ferguson Plaza. Admission to this event is included in the Brewfest ticket price, or can be had for $10 for non-Brewfest attendees.

Proceeds from the Best Little Brewfest in Texas go to Cloud 9 Charities, which supports Alzheimer's respite care and teen suicide counseling and prevention.

For tickets or more information, including parking info and exhibitors, visit the Best Little Brewfest in Texas website.
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Photos from last year's Brewfest...

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Last Week To Witness Nature's Embrace at MCL Grand

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Posted by Pmoulard87 on 2015/6/15 22:30:00 (599 reads)

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By Philip Moulard

Thursday May 7, 2015, marked the opening of Jordan Grimes’ ‘Nature’s Embrace’ , presented by the Lewisville Visual Arts League. The fully extensive gallery features a large collection of both paintings, sculptures, and sketches, housed at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater. The gallery was Grimes’ prize for winning the 2014 Fresh Ideas Juried Exhibit and is open to the public free of charge, Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Grimes, a 28 year old resident of Shady Shores, Texas, spent his entire life growing up and working on a 5th generation organic farm. Grimes’ ancestor, Cynthia Ann Parker, was a small Texan girl captured at the age of 9 by a Comanche war party. Parker spent 24 years of her life assimilated into the tribe, eventually giving birth to Quanah Parker, the last chief of the Comanche tribe. The story of Parker was told throughout Grimes’ life and had a significant impact on him from a very early age. Throughout his youth, Grimes spent his free time drawing figures using aspects of nature like leaves and plant parts. As time passed, Grimes’ love of the natural world around him grew, leading him to the creation of these magnificent sculptures.

Nature’s Embrace is a loving homage to Native American culture, and their historic bond with nature. Taking the human form and manifesting it inside whole, untreated pieces of wood, Grimes has created organic and hauntingly beautiful pieces that cover a wide range of emotional representation. With nearly 90 pieces of art ranging from sculptures to sketches, Grimes exhibit showcases an unprecedented connection to his heritage and artistic expression that truly must be seen to be understood.

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Colin Gilmore and Band final act of Texas Tunes 2015

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/6/13 9:38:14 (282 reads)

Open in new windowColin Gilmore and Band will take the stage Saturday, June 13, at 8 p.m., as the final act of the fifth annual Texas Tunes concert series.

The show will be held in the Performance Hall of the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 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.

Lewisville residents are able to purchase single-show tickets for $10 each, either in advance at City Hall or on the performance date at the MCL Grand box office. Discount tickets are not available online. Current driver’s license or utility bill will be required to verify residency.


Gilmore grew up in Lubbock, Texas, where he soaked in the influence of such greats as Joe Ely, Terry Allen and his own father, Jimmie Dale Gilmore. He also developed a taste for Buddy Holly and Townes Van Zandt. For the past 13 years, he has used the rich material from these influences and other bands like The Clash and The Pogues to inform the writing of his own songs.

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Free Class: Earth Kind Gardening

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/6/11 7:20:00 (284 reads)

Open in new windowJoin KLB and Denton County Master Gardener Ellen Diers for a free and informative class on “Earth Kind Gardening” on Thursday June 11th, from 6:00-7:30pm at the Lewisville Annex Community Room (1197 W Main Street, Lewisville, Texas 75067). Participants will learn about research-proven techniques to provide maximum garden and landscape enjoyment while preserving and protecting the environment. You will learn how to combine the best of organic and traditional gardening principles at home! RSVP to 972-538-5949, or email info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org.

Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for this informative Garden Secrets class. Each class will include a question and answer session. Classes are open to all participants (Lewisville residency not required). For more information, contact Keep Lewisville Beautiful at 972-538-5949 or info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org. We look forward to seeing you there!

Keep Lewisville Beautiful is partnering with the City of Lewisville to bring you a variety of classes in 2015. For a full list of upcoming scheduled classes, please visit the KLB website. Please note that class times and locations may vary from class to class.

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