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GLCT Performing Two Shows in December

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/12/13 10:50:00 (127 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowGreater Lewisville Community Theatre is currently presenting a doubleheader of productions for December: Calendar Girls by Tim Firth, and David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries. Calendar Girls runs now through Dec. 21, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. The Santaland Diaries runs now through Dec. 20, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 p.m.

Calendar Girls is a play based on the true story of a group of middle-aged British women who came upon a unique and empowering idea for raising money for leukemia research after the husband of one of their members dies.

In The Santaland Diaries, prepare to meet Crumpet, the anti-elf. Out of work and desperate, this irreverent little man takes a job at Macy’s ushering children and their parents through the Santaland maze to meet an ever-changing array of Santas. Satiric, subversive and laugh-out-loud funny, this is the antidote to manufactured Yuletide joy.

Tickets for Calendar Girls are $17 for adults and $15 for ages 65 and over or 18 and under. All seats for The Santaland Diaries are $12. Call for reservations at 972.221.7469. Discounted season tickets are available for the remainder of the season, which includes Calendar Girls, the musical Grey Gardens, the comedy The Understudy and the blockbuster summer musical The Producers.

GLCT is located at 160 W. Main St. in Old Town Lewisville. The entrance and parking are in the rear off Elm Street. Additional information is available at GLCT.org. Greater Lewisville Community Theater 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.

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MCL Grand to Host 3 Redneck Tenors - Dec. 31st, Jan 2nd, 3rd

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/12/13 10:42:47 (122 reads)

Open in new window3 Redneck Tenors set three shows at MCL Grand

In addition to performing a New Year’s Eve concert on Wednesday, Dec. 31, the 3 Redneck Tenors have added performances Jan. 2-3, at 8 p.m. each night, at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are on sale now, $30 for adults, $25 for children, at mclgrand.tix.com.

Singing all styles of music from pop to, of course, opera, the 3 Rednecks have performed in houses worldwide including the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Tokyo Opera House and Theater Neue Flora. In concert, they throw in stand-up comedy and improv along with glorious breathtaking voices.

The group will perform a New Year’s Eve concert benefitting OhLook Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 8:15 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and dancing at the post-show party for VIP ticket holders will go until 1 a.m.

Show tickets for the benefit are $45 and include the show, all pre-show and intermission entertainment, cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres. VIP tickets are $75, which adds access to the post-show New Year’s Eve party with live entertainment, specialty showcase performances, food, dancing and a midnight toast with the 3 Redneck Tenors. Tickets are available at ohlookperform.com.

Come early and enjoy fabulous live entertainment in the lobby provided by viola player Mark Landson's Open Classical Experience: Bach, Beethoven, and Tap Dancing! Intermission and VIP entertainment featuring Dallas-based pianist Thiago Nascimento, whose fast and furious playing is often described as "piano gymnastics."

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/12/13 10:40:00 (180 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.

Art Exhibit: VAL’s “Toyland” runs through Dec. 27
Members of the Visual Art League of Lewisville will display their works during their “Toyland” exhibit, running through Dec. 27 at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Admission is free. The exhibit, available for viewing Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and during public performance at MCL Grand, will donate pieces to the Ronald McDonald House at the end of the run.

Open in new windowSaturday, December 13th: The Procrastinator's Fair
This Saturday, from 9-2pm, over 60 vendors will be at the Procrastinators Fair at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lewisville! For a sneak preview of vendors and the items being sold, visit the event page and see the pictures the vendors are posting.

Open in new windowWeekends through December 20th: GLCT Shows: Calendar Girls and The Santaland Diaries
Greater Lewisville Community Theatre is currently presenting a doubleheader of productions for December: Calendar Girls by Tim Firth, and David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries. Calendar Girls runs now through Dec. 21, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. The Santaland Diaries runs now through Dec. 20, Fridays and Saturdays at 11 p.m.

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Weekends through Dec. 23 - Holiday Activities at The Shops of Highland Village
The Living Christmas Card Quartet - Complete with custom-tailored Victorian costumes, The Living Christmas Card quartet offers a selection of classic and jazz-flavored custom holiday arrangements for your listening pleasure. They will perform Fridays 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays 3 to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m. The Quartet will also perform on Dec. 22 and 23 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Strolling Holiday Entertainment - Jingles, toy soldiers, Jack Frost, Santa and Mrs. Claus are just a few of the interactive characters strolling the festive streets of The Shops at Highland Village. They will be on site Fridays 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays 2 to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m. Before they head back to the North Pole, their final appearance is December 22 – 23 from 2 to 8 p.m.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides - Grab your favorite hot beverage from Nestle Toll House Café and then sit back and enjoy a free Horse Drawn Carriage ride through the festive streets of The Shops at Highland Village. Carriage rides are complimentary and available first come, first served; Carriage will not run during inclement weather. Fridays and Saturdays 5 to 8 p.m. and Sundays 3 to 6 p.m. Carriage rides will also be available Dec. 22 and 23 from 5 to 8 p.m.

All events are located at 1701 Shoal Creek on the corner of FM 2499 and FM 407 in Highland Village, Texas.

December 15th - January 17th: Free Christmas Tree Recycling
Bring your Christmas trees to Lake Park at N. Mill Street and Lake Park Road, following the signs to the drop off area. It's that easy!. This reduces landfill waste, and the trees are mulched to provide compost. Between December 30th and January 17th, residents can bring a bag and shovel and get free mulch. Sponsored by Keep Lewisville Beautiful, and the City of Lewisville.

Open in new windowWednesday, December 17th: LHS Farmerettes Holiday Extravaganza
The Farmerettes and Diamond dance teams put on their holiday show at the Leo Stuver Auditorium at Lewisville High Schoool. Silent auction starts at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8, and can be purchased at the door. Refreshments served at intermission.

Thursday, December 18th: What’s ahead for Equality in Texas - A Legislative Preview
The Texas Legislative session will begin about one month from now on January 13. Learn about upcoming bills for and against equality in the Texas Legislature from legislative specialist and field organizer for Equality Texas, Daniel Williams.

6:30 p.m. at Landmark Grill - 1297 FM 407, Lewisville - Free and open to the public. Arrive early to purchase dinner and enjoy social time before the meeting. Sponsored by Stonewall Democrats of Denton County. For more information, email info@stonewalldemocratsofdentoncounty.org, or visit their website or Facebook.

Friday, December 19th: Grinch Scramble in Flower Mound
Families are invited to Gerault Park, 1200 Gerault Rd., for the Grinch Scramble flashlight candy cane hunt on December 19th. This free event challenges residents to search through thousands of candy canes in hopes of spotting the Grinch, and bringing home the grand prize. Holiday music, crafts and games will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Scramble kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Don’t forget a flashlight as well as a bag to collect candy canes. For more information, please call 972.874.7275.

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Santa to Begin Annual Tour of Lewisville with Firefighters

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/12/7 13:20:00 (2127 reads)

Open in new windowBy Steve Southwell

LEWISVILLE - In keeping with tradition, Lewisville Fire Department will begin touring the city Monday night with Santa Claus. Each year, Santa parks his sleigh safely at a Lewisville fire station, and hops onto a fire engine touring each and every residential neighborhood, apartment complex, and mobile home park. Santa throws candy to the boys and girls of all ages who eagerly await his arrival each year. Seeing Santa in their own neighborhood reminds kids to be on their best behavior so that Santa can bring them good treats on Christmas morning.

Starting Monday night, Santa will join firefighters from 6 p.m. to about 8:30 p.m. each night, running for about two weeks, until each neighborhood is covered. The Lewisville Fire Department will post the schedule each day on their Twitter feed - @LewisvilleFire. The department also has a live-updating map that will show where Santa is.

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Santa visited Lewisville Saturday for the holiday parade. Lewisville is lucky to get so much attention from Santa, who is normally pretty busy this time of year. (LTJ Photo)

Typically, Santa travels on the top of a fire engine, and an ambulance follows behind. The emergency lights are on, and the vehicles will “bump” their sirens and horns, so that you can hear them coming. All of the firefighters have all of their gear with them during the trip, and can break away for a call immediately if there is an emergency. Lewisville has seven fire stations, each mostly covering their own district for the Santa mission, but possibly helping out in other districts if needed.

The program, started over 10 years ago under former chief Rick Lasky’s command, not only delights children and their parents, but serves a practical purpose as well. Fire Chief Tim Tittle explained that having the fire engines go through each neighborhood is good training. “Anytime you get out and drive through neighborhoods, it helps familiarize the guys with those neighborhoods,” said Tittle. “Especially at that time of night when it’s dark, and everyone is home from work, so their cars are parked - we can see what our accessibility is, and how to maneuver around,” he added. Tittle explained that when firefighters do familiarization runs, they are looking for things like vertical clearance, maneuverability, and locations of fire hydrants or risers. “You’d be surprised what our guys notice when they are out,” noted Tittle. Most fire engines are 10 to 11 feet tall, so occasionally tree branches can droop down into the street and cause a hazard for the apparatus. Tight turning radii and parked cars in streets and parking lots can affect maneuverability. It is best to find these things out during a training run, rather than on an actual emergency call.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/12/5 7:20:00 (458 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.

Art Exhibit: VAL’s “Toyland” runs through Dec. 27
Members of the Visual Art League of Lewisville will display their works during their “Toyland” exhibit, running through Dec. 27 at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Admission is free. The exhibit, available for viewing Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and during public performance at MCL Grand, will donate pieces to the Ronald McDonald House at the end of the run.

Open in new windowFriday, December 5th, Lewisville Lake Symphony Joins Lewisville High Choirs for Christmas Performance
The Lewisville Lake Symphony’s Christmas Concert, Holiday Images: Sounds of the Season, will feature The Main Street Singers and Cantori, Lewisville High School Choirs under the direction of Steve DeCrow.

DeCrow states that “the Lewisville High School choir program is 175 members strong, and regularly receive Sweepstakes Awards at UIL competitions. They have performed in New York, San Antonio, Disney World, and Washington DC, among other places. Members of the choir program will perform in Italy in 2016.”

The Christmas concert will be held at 7:30 pm on Friday, December 5, at Lakeland Baptist Church, 397 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. Tickets can be booked online at www.lewisvillesymphony.org and are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for students. Information is available at 972-874-9087.

Open in new windowSaturday, December 6th: Lewisville Old Town Holiday Stroll & Parade
The 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. - More details...

Saturday, December 6th: Flower Mound Nighttime Holiday Parade
Flower Mound will hold its first nighttime parade starting at 5:30 p.m. on December 6. The parade will travel down Spinks Road, from Shadow Ridge Middle School to Gerault Park, where a tree lighting ceremony will take place. The ceremony will include choir performances, pictures with Santa Claus, carriage rides, snow hill, petting zoo, vendors, kids' activities, and much more. Food trucks will also be on site. The Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony will start at 6 p.m. with the ceremony concluding at 9 p.m.

Weekends through Dec. 23 - Holiday Activities at The Shops of Highland Village
The Living Christmas Card Quartet - Complete with custom-tailored Victorian costumes, The Living Christmas Card quartet offers a selection of classic and jazz-flavored custom holiday arrangements for your listening pleasure. They will perform Fridays 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays 3 to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m. The Quartet will also perform on Dec. 22 and 23 from 3 to 7 p.m.

Strolling Holiday Entertainment - Jingles, toy soldiers, Jack Frost, Santa and Mrs. Claus are just a few of the interactive characters strolling the festive streets of The Shops at Highland Village. They will be on site Fridays 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays 2 to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m. Before they head back to the North Pole, their final appearance is December 22 – 23 from 2 to 8 p.m.

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides - Grab your favorite hot beverage from Nestle Toll House Café and then sit back and enjoy a free Horse Drawn Carriage ride through the festive streets of The Shops at Highland Village. Carriage rides are complimentary and available first come, first served; Carriage will not run during inclement weather. Fridays and Saturdays 5 to 8 p.m. and Sundays 3 to 6 p.m. Carriage rides will also be available Dec. 22 and 23 from 5 to 8 p.m.

All events are located at 1701 Shoal Creek on the corner of FM 2499 and FM 407 in Highland Village, Texas.

Open in new windowMonday, December 8th - Thursday, December 11th: LISD offers inexpensive flu shots
If you have not received your annual flu shot, Lewisville ISD and Passport Health are providing community members three more opportunities to do so. Clinics will be held from 4-7 p.m. on the following dates and at the these locations:

· Monday, Dec. 8 at The Colony High School (Room A107)
· Wednesday, Dec. 10 at Lewisville High School Harmon Campus (Library)
· Thursday, Dec. 11 at Marcus High School (Room A105)

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Humana and Cigna PPO insurance plans are accepted and cover the vaccination 100 percent. Please bring a copy of your insurance card and driver’s license. Through the Texas Vaccines for Children program, the cost for children under 19-years-old with no insurance is $5. Children on Medicaid are free of charge. For all others, the cost is $10 ($35 for flu mist). Payments must be made in cash or check (made out to North Texas Flu Shots). For more info...

No reservation is necessary. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For consent forms and more information, visit www.lisd.net/benefits.

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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 (417 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: The Lewisville Texan Journal office building - 1720 S. Edmonds Lane. Second floor - follow the signs - plenty of free parking. Map here or see the end of this post.
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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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/11/22 11:40:00 (429 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.

Thanksgiving Closures:
The City of Lewisville offices are closed Thursday and Friday.
The Town of Flower Mound offices are closed Thursday and Friday.
(Emergency services are always open)
Lewisville ISD is closed all week.
Denton County Transportation Authority: No service Thursday, modified service Friday.
Denton County Offices are closed Thursday and Friday
Mental Floss has a list of retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving.

Art Exhibit: VAL’s “Toyland” runs through Dec. 27
Members of the Visual Art League of Lewisville will display their works during their “Toyland” exhibit, running through Dec. 27 at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Admission is free. The exhibit, available for viewing Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. and during public performance at MCL Grand, will donate pieces to the Ronald McDonald House at the end of the run.

Thursday, November 27th: Community Thanksgiving Dinner
First United Methodist Church in Lewisville is hosting its 10th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner in the Community Room at FUMC - 907 W Main Street; Lewisville. For more information call 972-436-2533 or visit http://www.firstlewisville.org/ .

Saturday, November 29th and Sunday November 30th - LakeCities Ballet Presents “The Nutcracker” with Lewisville Lake Symphony
This show is a perennial crowd-pleaser often sells out. It will be performed November 29th and 30th at Marcus High School (5707 Morriss Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028) For tickets and Info...

Monday, December 1st: Texas Tribune: A Conversation With Reps. Myra Crownover, Tan Parker and Ron Simmons
The Texas Tribune will have a conversation with state Reps. Myra Crownover, R-Denton, Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, and Ron Simmons, R-Carrollton, at Texas Woman's University in Denton. Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith will moderate this preview of the 84th legislative session, followed by an audience Q&A. Lunch will be served at 11:30, and the conversation is from noon to 1 p.m. Location is Texas Woman's University, Hubbard Hall - Banquet Room; 303 Administration Drive; Denton, TX 76204. Free parking is available. For more information and to RSVP...

Tuesday, December 2nd: Our Village Glows
Our Village Glows, a festive community event organized by the Highland Village Women’s Club, is a 14-year tradition and features the lighting of a 60-foot Christmas tree. The celebration features activities for the entire family including horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting, cookie decorating, ornament making, and a visit from Santa Claus, all while choirs from Highland Village schools serenade guests. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Shops of Highland Village.

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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 (613 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 (523 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.

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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

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/10/26 22:10:00 (556 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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