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Matthew Grimm to Perform in Lewisville on Sunday, November 30th

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/11/23 13:40:00 (188 reads)

Open in new windowSinger-songwriter and musical storyteller extraordinaire Matthew Grimm will be performing a house concert in Lewisville on Sunday, November 30th. Grimm is the former lead singer of The Hangdogs, a roots rock band from New York City. He has recorded three albums since the band broke up in 2004, and released “Songs in the Key of Your Face” in 2013, which Ken Judkins reviewed here for The Lewisville Texan Journal. These days, Grimm writes and travels around with his guitar. Grimm came to Lewisville last year around this time, and put on a great show.

What: Matthew Grimm House Concert
When: Sunday, 11/30/2014 - 7 p.m.
Who: Any music lover may attend*
Cost: Suggested $20 per person
Bring: Lawn chair, your beverage of choice (alcohol is okay), and a dish or snack to share if you want.
Where: Location is a non-smoking private residence in Lewisville. Details provided upon RSVP.
RSVP: Please contact Ken by email at kjudkins@verizon.net or by phone at 214-766-2614

Grimm will have CDs available for purchase.

* Grimm’s songs sometimes contain profanity or frankly address topics that may be of a political or adult nature. This show is not recommended for young children, sensitive ears, or conservative Republicans.

Here are a few examples of some of Grimm’s songs:

Real Americans

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Holiday Stroll Planned in Old Town Lewisville on December 6th

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/11/12 8:00:00 (435 reads)

Open in new windowThe annual Old Town Holiday Stroll will be held Saturday, Dec. 6, in Old Town Lewisville, featuring a wide range of free family events from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The event is being jointly presented by City of Lewisville/Lewisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Main & Mill/Old Town Business Association, Huffines Auto Dealerships Lewisville and Resource One Credit Union.

Highlights will include Huffines Auto Dealerships Lewisville Christmas Parade at 2 p.m., followed by Holiday Stroll activities from 3:30 to 8 p.m. including community performances, photos with Santa, Santa Paws Village and “Lewisville Lights!” Old Town Christmas Tree Lighting.

Although not part of the Holiday Stroll, the annual Motorcycle Toy Run will be held the same day starting at 8 a.m. at Maverick Harley-Davidson in Carrollton, ending with lunch and a live band in Old Town Lewisville. As many as 1,000 bikes are expected to participate and to collect more than 1,000 toys for local children’s charities.

Lewisville Morning Rotary Club will hold the popular Pancakes and Photos with Santa event from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Santa Paws Village opens at 10:30 a.m. at Main and Charles streets, providing opportunities to adopt a new pet for the holidays. Donations of toys or cash for Lewisville Animal Services also will be accepted. There will be an Angel Tree to collect supplies for the animals, as well as a raffle benefiting the shelter.

The parade will follow the same route as in past years, starting at Cowan Street and travelling east on Main Street, then south on Mill Street to Purnell. Prime viewing areas will be set up along Main Street in the downtown corridor.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/11/7 0:15:32 (432 reads)

Open in new window“Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” at MCL Grand Nov. 6-9
The Acting Studio will present “Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” with four shows Nov. 6-9, at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

Performances will be held Nov. 6-8 starting at 7 p.m., and Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16-18 per person. Advance tickets can be purchased at tix.com.

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton; make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula; and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, located at 100 N. Charles Street, between Main and Church streets, opened in January 2011. 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.

Humane Society of Flower Mound Hosts Event for Man’s Best Friend
Celebrate life with your best friend at the 8th annual Fido Fest at 10 a.m. on November 8 at Westchester Park, 3901 Churchill, in Flower Mound. The fun-filled event will kick-off with a dog walk through the trails of Flower Mound, followed by a morning of games, concessions, contests, and plenty of fun! There will also be a demonstration by the Frisbee dogs from the Dallas Dog and Disc Club, and a chance to meet the Denton County Sheriff K-9 unit. For more information or to register for the event, please visit, www.hsfm.org.

Flower Mound Set to Celebrate Veterans November 9
Please join the Town in honoring our veterans November 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Flower Mound High School, 3411 Peters Colony, in celebration of Veterans Day. A family picnic will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. that will include free hot dogs provided by the Summit Club along with cake and lemonade. The Town will host a Veterans Review during the Veterans Day ceremony, where approximately 200 local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and JROTC units parade before the Veterans in uniform. JROTC units and Scout groups can enter the Review by calling 972.874.6276. For more information, please visit www.flower-mound.com/cac.

Reminder: Trinity Trash Bash on November 15th.
Keep Lewisville Beautiful, City of Lewisville, LLELA Nature Preserve and Kayak Power are teaming up to host KLB’s 23rd annual Trinity Trash Bash waterway clean-up Saturday, Nov. 15, 8-11 a.m. at Lewisville Lake Park. In 2013, more than 350 KLB volunteers removed four tons of trash out of Lewisville creeks, streams, shoreline, canals and Lewisville Lake.

Multiple volunteer opportunities are available, including shoreline and creek clean-ups, and a guided kayak clean-up of the Trinity River. A free electronics recycling collection event, educational expo and Texas Arbor Day celebration also will be held on site.

More information and registration info here.


Texas Family Musicals bows with Holly, Orbison at MCL Grand
Texas Family Musicals ends its 16-season tenure of providing family musicals and original concerts with one final performance Saturday, Nov. 15. The concert will feature music from the Texas Family Musicals’ most popular original shows, The Night the Music Died and Roy Orbison Experience.

The show will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street. For ticket information, visit texasfamilymusicals.com or call 800.547.4697.

Buddy Holly is played by Los Angeles singer-songwriter Kevin Kratzke, and Roy Orbison is portrayed by New York actor/singer Chris Trimboli. Kratzke portrayed Buddy Holly for the nine years in The Night the Music Died. Trimboli played Roy Orbison in the The Roy Orbison Experience and doubled as Ritchie Valens in The Night the Music Died. Both singers will be backed by the Night the Music Died band. In addition to tunes from Holly and Orbison, both singers will be performing original songs.

Local Author Fair set for Nov. 15
To celebrate National Novel Writing Month, Lewisville Public Library is hosting its second Local Author Fair on Saturday, Nov. 15, 1-3 p.m., in the Glenmore Savage Community Room, 1197 W. Main Street.
Authors and publishers will display and sell their work at the fair. Authors at the event will be either self-published or traditionally published. Ten percent of sales at the event will go towards the Friends of the Lewisville Public Library organization.

Registration now open for November 15 Dorothy’s Dash
The Town will hold the 11th annual Dorothy’s Dash for MS on November 15 at Flower Mound High School, 3411 Peters Colony Road. Held in honor of former Town employee Dorothy Walkup, who lost her battle with Multiple Sclerosis on Nov. 16, 2004, Dorothy’s Dash proceeds benefit the Lone Star Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. On-site registration and chip pick-up lines open at 7 a.m., the Kids’ K starts at 8 a.m., and the 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. For registration information and race routes, visit www.flower-mound.com/dorothysdash.


Lewisville Civic Chorale to present “America’s Musical Landscape II”
Lewisville Civic Chorale will present “America's Musical Landscape II” on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 3 p.m., at The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 602 N. Old Orchard Lane.

Ticket prices are $15 general admission; $10 seniors; $5 students and children; $30 family of any size; season tickets $40 for individuals, $85 per family.

Lewisville Civic Chorale performs four choral concerts and a variety of smaller concerts throughout the year. The chorus has performed the works of masters such as Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Britten, Vaughan Williams, Gilbert and Sullivan, as well as selections from the school of English madrigals, traditional and modern spirituals, comedic opera choruses and other contemporary literature.

Lewisville Civic Chorale is one of seven local groups receiving funding from the City of Lewisville through a grant program designed to foster cultural and fine arts in the community.

For more information and to buy tickets...

Art and Craft Event at Cobra Brewery November 22nd
On Saturday, November 22nd, Cobra Brewing Company will host an Arts and Crafts event at their brewery at 146 Whatley Ave. The family and pet-friendly event will feature local vendors with great gift ideas, including arts and crafts, local food, and homemade goods.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/10/26 22:10:00 (523 reads)

Open in new windowCity, KLB, Ag Extension to host rain barrel class Oct. 28
Keep Lewisville Beautiful is partnering with the City of Lewisville and Texas AgriLife Extension Office for a special two-hour interactive course, “Saving from a Rainy Day; How to Make a Rain Barrel.” The class will be held Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Kealy Operations Center, 1100 N. Kealy Street.

The class costs $50, which includes all the materials needed to construct a rain barrel to take home at the conclusion of the course. Reservations and prepayment are required. Seats are limited to the first 50 people to sign up. RSVP is required by Friday, Oct. 24.

This class is open to all participants (Lewisville residency not required). Register at http://dallas.tamu.edu. For more information, contact Keep Lewisville Beautiful at 972.538.5949 or email info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org.

Nebraska Furniture Mart to hold hiring event at MCL Grand
Nebraska Furniture Mart will hold a hiring event at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street, Oct. 28-29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The 1.86 million-square-foot store being built at the southeast corner of the Sam Rayburn Tollway and Plano Parkway in The Colony will sell thousands of pieces of furniture, electronics, computers, flooring and other home products. The facility will have 2,200 employees. It will open to customers next spring.

For more information on the event, visit nfm.com/careers.

Southern Denton County Business & Community Expo - "Discover Local" - October 30th
Join The Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 30th at the Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center from 3-7 for our annual Southern Denton County Business & Community Expo. This is your chance to "Discover Local".

This is a kid and family friendly event featuring:
- Taste of Southern Denton County
- Health & Safety Fair
- Kids Zone
- Business Expo
- Live performances by the area cheer leaders, martial arts performers, dance groups, etc.

This is a FREE, fun-filled event that you don't want to miss!

Local Author Fair entry deadline Oct. 31
To celebrate National Novel Writing Month, Lewisville Public Library is hosting its second Local Author Fair on Saturday, Nov. 15, 1-3 p.m., in the Glenmore Savage Community Room, 1197 W. Main Street.

Authors and publishers who want to display and sell their work at the fair must apply to participate. Space is limited and not guaranteed. Authors must be either self-published or traditionally published. Participation is limited to authors with printed books. Applications must be received by Friday, Oct. 31, at 5 p.m.

Authors selected to participate will be notified via email by Wednesday, Nov. 5. If selected, the library will need a high resolution photo of the author and at least one book cover image to be used in promoting the event. The library will provide each author with one table and two chairs. Free Wi-Fi is available. Electrical outlets are limited. The author is responsible for tablecloths, cash boxes, signs and any other supplies. No accommodation for banners, posters or other wall and ceiling hangings is available. Display boards should fit in the confines of the table space.

Book sales are welcome. Authors wanting to sell their books are responsible for providing the books, having change available, and donating 10 percent of sales to the Friends of the Lewisville Public Library at the end of the fair. No one can exhibit at the table other than the assigned author.

“Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” at MCL Grand Nov. 6-9
The Acting Studio will present “Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” with four shows Nov. 6-9, at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

Performances will be held Nov. 6-8 starting at 7 p.m., and Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16-18 per person. Advance tickets can be purchased at tix.com.

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production. In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton; make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula; and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, located at 100 N. Charles Street, between Main and Church streets, opened in January 2011. 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.

Senior Center Searching for Craft Fair Vendors
Calling all crafters! The Seniors In Motion program is preparing for its annual Craft Fair and is looking for unique crafters and vendors who sell a variety of handmade arts and crafts such as needlework, decoupage, jewelry, paintings, flower arrangements, quilts, home décor, and much more. The fair will be held November 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors can rent a table for $30. For more information or to register for a table, please contact Dawn Garber at 972.874.6110 or at dawn.garber@flower-mound.com.

Lewisville Lake Symphony to host annual fundraiser, Music of the Night – the Phantom’s Gala
The Lewisville Lake Symphony will host its annual Gala at 6 p.m. on November 1 at the Royal Affairs Ballroom, 140 E. Main St., in Lewisville. Guests will be treated to dinner, wine, and entertainment from vocalist Don LeBlanc, along with a silent and live auction. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on auction items such as vacations, hand-crafted jewelry, event tickets, custom portraits, and much more. Tickets for the event are $75 and can be purchased online. For more information about the Lewisville Lake Symphony or to purchase tickets, please visit www.lewisvillesymphony.org.

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Lewisville Western Days 2014 - Music and Much More!

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/9/26 7:22:58 (2821 reads)

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The festival is free with a ticket. Visitors to the festival website, LewisvilleWesternDays.com, can print as many tickets as they need and present those tickets at the festival gates for free admission. Those entering the festival without a ticket (in paper form or presented on the screen of a phone or other electronic device) must pay $20 at the gate. Free tickets also are available through entertainment sponsor 99.5 The Wolf, and at most Lewisville municipal facilities.

Festival schedule is 7-11:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Planned activities at the event, designed to showcase Lewisville’s rich history and tradition, include two live stages, the return of the Cattle Drive Parade through Old Town, gunfight re-enactments, Native American dancers, gourmet cooking demonstrations, car show, the 10th annual World Tamale Eating Championship presented by Market Street, children’s fishing area, a Stickhorse Rodeo for kids, and a special exhibit of rarely seen photos of Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker in the art gallery at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

There also will be more than 100 festival vendors offering a variety of wares, from hand-crafted treasures to top-quality retail products, throughout the two-day event.

Parking/Transportation
Complimentary shuttles will be provided by DCTA every 10-20 minutes from Old Town Station, 617 E. Main Street, from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Complimentary shuttles also will run from Vista Ridge Village Shopping Center, 2325 S. Stemmons Freeway (corner of FM 3040 and MacArthur), from 6 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Saturday.

For the first time, valet parking will be available (space-available basis) for $10 per vehicle. Valet drop-off and pick-up will be at the corner of Elm and Mill streets and will run from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Friday, and from 2 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

Handicapped parking with valid permit or placard will be available at the corner of Herod and Church streets. To access handicap parking, enter from the north end of Herod Street.

Limited public parking also is available at several locations within walking distance of the festival:

Public parking lot, 127 S. Mill Street (Elm & Mill)
Public parking lot, on Kealy (behind CCA)
College Street Elementary, 360 W. College Street
Purnell Support Center, 136 W. Purnell
Central Elementary, 400 High School Drive

Music
Texas country music will be well represented at the event, featuring headliners Robert Earl Keen, Kevin Fowler and Thompson Square.

Robert Earl Keen will be the featured act on Friday night, taking the Toyota of Lewisville Main Stage at 10 p.m. Three decades since the release of his debut album — with well over a dozen other records to his name, thousands of shows under his belt and still no end in sight to the road ahead — Keen remains as committed to and inspired by his muse: “and the party never ends!” From his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, he’s blazed a peer-, critic- and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living-legend and pioneer status in the Americana music world.

Saturday headliners begin with Thompson Square, presented by Bud Light, at 8 p.m. Kevin Fowler, presented by Waste Management, will follow to close out the festival at 10 p.m.

Thompson Square – the husband and wife duo Keifer and Shawna Thompson – has released two albums, producing a combined eight chart singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, with two singles reaching number one. They won the 2013 Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Duo of the Year.

Kevin Fowler has earned his reputation as one of the most amped-up concert performers to emerge from the modern-day Texas country movement. He released his seventh studio album, How Country Are Ya, in March. He has charted four singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

The festival will include a myriad of other acts, performing on the Toyota of Lewisville Main Stage and the Direct Energy Stage, including Reckless Kelly, Cory Morrow, The Wind & The Wave, Luke Wade, and The King Bucks. Performing at the MCL Grand on Friday night will be Waddie Mitchell with special guest Pipp Gillette.

Children’s Activities
Lewisville Saddle Club will host the Stick Horse Rodeo for kids ages 1 through second grade, with medals awarded to the top three contenders in each of three age divisions. The rodeos will be held at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, with registration starting half an hour in advance.

Castle Hills Kid Korral playground will offer attractions for kids ages 3-12, including bounce houses, inflatable obstacle courses, mechanical bull and other mechanical rides. The Roller Roper attraction returns this year to offer children the opportunity to try their hand at roping a “steer.” Kids also will be able to ride a kid’s favorite, the Boogie Woogie Choo Choo; test their cowboy skills on a mechanical bull; or take a tamer ride on saddled ponies.

Lewisville Parks and Leisure Services will have Live Fishing Tank for kids, along with other activities.

Children's area wristbands will be available for $12, which allows unlimited trips through the Kid Korral and all the attractions inside. The wristband will be good both days of the 2014 festival.

Food
Coming to Western Days for the fourth year, Castle Hills Culinary Corner will present a free series of four live cooking demonstrations conducted by North Texas gourmet chefs, organized by the World Master Chefs Society. Kicking off Saturday’s cooking at 11 a.m. is Chef Morris Salerno. At 1 p.m., chefs Dave Sokol and Michelle Brown will make traditional and chocolate pralines, along with Praline Ice Cream. At 3 p.m., chefs Michael Scott and Andre Bedouret will prepare Steak Diane. Closing out the day at Culinary Corner will be Chef Pete Nolasco at 5 p.m. with his Texas Chili.

Some of the top competitive eaters on the planet will compete in the 10th annual World Tamale Eating Championship presented by Market Street, starting at 1:15 p.m. on the steps of Lewisville City Hall. Registered contestants include #1 ranked and returning back-to-back champion Joey Chestnut. This 12-minute contest is a favored spectacle for Western Days attendees.

Old Town Preservation Society invites bakers to enter the OTPS Pie Baking Contest to compete for prizes and bragging rights (an Old West tradition). Entries should be dropped off at the City Hall steps prior to 10:30 a.m., when a panel of judges will sample the entries and declare the winners. Fruit and vegetable pies only; no milk- or cream-based recipes.

Lovers of suds and brew should plan some time at the Craft Beer Pavilion on the stage of Old Town Park Plaza. With a wide selection of local and regional Texas beers, there is sure to be something new on tap.

Entertainment
No Western festival would be complete without cowboys and gunfights, and Western Days 2014 has plenty of both. Gunfighter Showdowns will be held in Western Village at 8 p.m. Friday and 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Cowboys will be strolling the festival grounds both days.

Western Days will feature a Native American exhibition of song, dance and customs from Ghost Horse Singers and Dancers. Performances will be at 7:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and 1:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. The audience will witness first-hand the rich Native American culture prior to European contact. The audience will get an opportunity to ask one-on-one questions to further their knowledge of the culture of this country’s first inhabitants.

Lewisville Morning Rotary Club and Memory Lane will present the Western Days Car Show on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m., on Mill Street and Main Street. Dozens of vehicles, from classics to hot rods, will be on display competing for prizes from judges and admiration from spectators.

Art
The Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit, “A Woman OF Two Worlds and a Man IN Two Worlds,” will be featured at the MCL Grand Art Gallery. The free exhibit opens Sept. 26 and will run through Nov. 8. The traveling exhibit of rarely seen photos of Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker, two important figures in U.S. frontier history, is arranged through The Texas Lakes Trail Region. The exhibit will feature additional items provided by noted collector and archivist Doug Harman.

Also opening during Western Days will be “The Western Way,” an exhibit of Western-themed art by members of Visual Art League of Lewisville. The exhibit will be on display in the North Wing Gallery of the MCL Grand from Sept. 26 through Nov. 8.

Lewisville’s Poet Laureate, J. Paul Holcomb, will be joined by former Texas Poets Laureate Alan Birkelbach (2005) and Karla K. Morton (2010), for live readings of their original works in the air-conditioned comfort of the MCL Grand.

A film festival, Old West on the Big Screen, will be held in the MCL Grand Black Box in conjunction with the Quanah & Cynthia Ann Parker Exhibit and will give audiences a feel for how Native Americans have been portrayed in popular cinema. Scheduled screenings include the John Wayne classic "The Searchers" at 8:10 p.m. Friday and 1:17 p.m. and 6:17 p.m. Saturday; and Dustin Hoffman's "Little Big Man" at 11:10 a.m., 4:10 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday.

Sponsors
Sponsors for Western Days 2014 include Waste Management, Toyota of Lewisville, 99.5 The Wolf, JPMorgan Chase, Resource One Credit Union, Ben E. Keith/Bud Light, Orthofix, Southern Comfort Mechanical Heating and Air, Direct Energy, Market Street, Vinson Process Controls, Apparel Group, Blue Lynx Media, Prime Controls, Castle Hills, IPeople, Hampton Inn and Suites, Cobra Brewing, Southwest Display, Gilley's Dallas, Vista Ridge Village Shopping Center, DCTA, Witherspoon Distillery and Star Local Media.

For the latest information on Western Days 2013, visit LewisvilleWesternDays.com or call 972.219.3401.

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Symphony Opens Season with Russian Pianist

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/9/12 7:40:44 (2493 reads)

Open in new windowAward-Winning Russian Pianist Opens Lewisville Lake Symphony’s 31st Season

Anna Nizhegorodtseva, winner of the 2014 Lewisville Lake Symphony International Piano Competition, will open the Symphony’s concert season September 19th, performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Anna, who is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Musical Arts at The Catholic University of American in Washington, DC, has won prizes in such prestigious competitions as the International Piano Competition of Kiev, Ukraine (2005), the Moscow Chamber Music Competition (2009), and the Los Angeles International Bicentennial Liszt Piano Competition (2010).

The Symphony will also perform Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, incidental music that Beethoven composed to accompany Goethe’s play about a Flemish count who led resistance to the Spanish Inquisition and persecution of Protestants in the 16th century. For his troubles, the count was arrested and executed. The story of Egmont is not just about freedom and national liberation, but it is also about a hero who dies for his cause, a theme that prompted Beethoven to write some of his most powerful music throughout his career.

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Flower Mound Presbyterian Church Celebrates 160 Years with Homecoming

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/8/16 22:37:04 (828 reads)

Open in new windowCelebrate Homecoming at Flower Mound Presbyterian Church

On August 24, historic Flower Mound Presbyterian Church, Denton County’s oldest Presbyterian Church, is celebrating 160 years along with the 100th birthday of our oldest member, Miss Oleta Simmons Greer. Ms. Greer’s family were some of the earliest residents of Flower Mound. Simmons Road is named for her family. A special Homecoming Worship Service begins at 10:30 AM, that will include a “Blessing of the Backpacks” for all school children. This will be followed by a potluck at 11:30. The entree will be provided and all are welcome!

Homecoming celebrates the history of the church and Flower Mound and recognizes those who attended the original Donald School. The church was founded in 1854 by Reverend Matthew B. Donald. The school was founded in 1877 and named for the Donald family who were among the first families to settle in the Flower Mound area and helped to develop the community. The church is located at 1501 Flower Mound Road in Flower Mound, TX. Sunday School starts at 9:30, followed by Worship Service at 10:30. Church members and former attendees of the Donald School are invited to share their memories and stories during the service. All children are invited to participate in the blessing to start their school year off on a good note. See www.fmpcweb.org or call 972-539-7184 for more information.

Flower Mound Presbyterian Facebook Page

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Saturday, August 9th: Lewisville Police Day - PD Hosts Anniversary Celebration and Open House

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/8/5 22:25:46 (706 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowThe Lewisville Police Department is celebrating 75 years of dedicated service to the community. At Monday night's Lewisville City Council meeting, Mayor Dean Ueckert recognized the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Lewisville Police Department on August 9th, 1939, proclaiming August 9th, 2014 as "Lewisville Police Day".

LPD invites residents to join them for an Open House this Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lewisville Police Department. Hot dogs, chips, and drinks will be provided. In addition to building tours, there will be a variety of displays in the south Police Department parking lot off of Main Street.

Lewisville Police Department is located at 1187 W. Main St. The best parking for the event would be behind the Library, accessible from Civic Circle.

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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 (615 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 (1283 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.


View 4th of July Fireworks Displays in a larger map

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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