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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/2/20 8:10:00 (270 reads)

Open in new windowAs always, there are a ton of events coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Here are some selected events that you may find interesting.

Open in new windowFriday, February 20th: Symphony presents Dazzling Talent concert
Lewisville Lake Symphony presents Dazzling Talent, featuring cellist Sai Sai Ding, Friday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m., at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased on line at lewisvillesymphony.org.

Cellist Sai Sai Ding, 2015 Grand Prize Winner of the Vernell Gregg Young Artists Completion, will perform as soloist with the Lewisville Lake Symphony. Sai Sai will play Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. In addition to performing with the Symphony, Sai Sai receives the $1,000 Bill and Grace Lawrence Scholarship.
More information...

Saturday, February 21st: Vocal Majority Choral Concert
Dallas-based men's chorus “The Vocal Majority” will perform a benefit concert for LHS Choir on Saturday, February 21, 7 p.m. at the Stuver Auditorium at the LHS Main campus. This will be a great show! Purchase tickets for $11 here.

Check out the video of the Vocal Majority's winning contest song from this past summer.

Open in new windowSaturday, February 21st: Texas Tunes: The Waymores play MCL Grand Theater
The Waymores continue the Texas Tunes series at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater at 8 p.m.
Tom Kimmel, Sally Barris and Don Henry are three of Nashville’s finest singer-songwriters, all with strong ties to Texas music. They are known, individually, for their compositions (wrote songs for Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Trisha Yearwood, Miranda Lambert, Linda Ronstadt and dozens of others) and for outstanding solo work. But real magic happens when the three unite on stage and in the studio.
More information...

Saturday, February 21st: Stars on the Prairie @ LLELA
Gaze at the stars - 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Bring a chair and a blanket. $5 program fee + $5 gate admission. RSVP or more info: lisa.cole@unt.edu or call 972-219-3930

Sunday, February 22nd: African American History Celebration at MCL Grand
The North Texas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. (jackandjillinc.org) will hold a Celebration of African American History through acting, songs, dance and speaking on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m., at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

Monday, February 23rd & Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Austin, Texas

Denton County Day is designed to acquaint the state's top elected decision makers and key agency officials with the many assets of the county, and heighten the overall image and visibility of the North Texas area.

A joint project of the chambers of commerce in Denton County, the ultimate intent is to communicate the needs of the business community to area legislators, thus helping them to better represent the needs of their constituents.

Denton County Day has been held in conjunction with every Regular Session of the Texas Legislature since 1987. The headquarters site for Denton County Day is the Sheraton at the Capitol, located at 701 E. 11th St. in Austin.

Click here for more information or to register for this event.

Tuesday, February 24th: Heart Health Class
To support ongoing health education, Medical Center of Lewisville presents the “Marathon to Good Health” series through its HealthyU program. Monthly events are free and feature physician speakers, health education, motivation and support. The monthly series is held at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

“Heart Health” will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be obtained online at lewisvillemedical.com. For more information, call 972.420.7444 or email renee.berres@hcahealthcare.com.

Open in new windowThursday, February 26th: Garden Secrets Class: "Spring is for Planting"
Keep Lewisville Beautiful continues its free Garden Secrets classes with Dallas County Master Gardener Brad Sandy. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Bennett Room of the Lewisville Library - 1197 W. Main Street. You will learn which plants are perfect for the spring, when to plant them, best maintenance practices, and how to plan your spring garden.

Open in new windowAfter the class, KLB will be hosting Giveback day with On The Border! The Giveback day takes place during lunch and dinner at On The Border in Lewisville and 15% of your purchase will go straight to the programs of KLB, like the Garden Secrets Classes. The class will be on the topic of Spring Planting and will be taught by Dallas County Master Gardener Brad Sandy at the Lewisville Library in the Bennet Room from 6:00-7:30pm.

RSVP for the class is required by Feb. 25. This event is open to all participants, Lewisville residency is not required. For more information, contact Keep Lewisville Beautiful at 972.538.5949 or info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org.

Thursday, February 26th: Children’s Magic Show
C.J. Johnson’s Children’s Magic Show will be held Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m., in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 972.432.8982.
Johnson was born in St. Louis and currently lives in the Texas Hill Country outside Austin. His fascination with magic came at an early age when he was given a magic book, “Dunninger’s Monument to Magic,” for Christmas one year. In 1985, he auditioned for Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Clown College. Though not accepted into that year’s class, the audition changed his life. In 1991 he was awarded “Best Comedy Magic Act” by the Texas Association of Magicians, and he’s performed at several of their conventions since that time.

In 1994, Johnson began touring theaters and convention centers performing shows as fundraisers for police groups and civic organizations. At about the same time, Johnson began an earnest study of hypnosis. He became a certified and registered hypnotherapist through the American Board of Hypnotherapy and is now one the most in-demand stars of the hypnosis world, with appearances at casinos, corporations, colleges, night clubs and high schools throughout the country.

Friday, February 27th: Free Heart Screening
Lewisville Estates senior living community is offering a free heart screening from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on February 27th. The screening takes place at Lewisville Estates, 800 College Parkway, and is open to the public. For more information, visit their website or call 972-919-0265

Saturday, February 28th: PediPlace Gala at MCL Grand
PediPlace Gala 2015, “Fun and Games,” will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, 7-11 p.m., at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $125 each and can be purchased at PediPlace.org.
At this year’s event, guests will enjoy music, casino games, laser tag, shuffleboard and lots of other fun surprises as they enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres. More than 425 people attended last year’s extravaganza.

PediPlace provides healthcare to 6,200 children throughout North Texas where the need for primary care is significant. PediPlace patients receive immunizations as recommended, treatment when needed, and follow-up case management services to help them remain healthy and strong. Funds raised at the gala will benefit programs that allow PediPlace to make healthcare a reality for every child.

For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Shari K. Markey at shari.markey@pediplace.og or 469.322.3660.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/2/12 22:50:00 (526 reads)

Open in new windowAs always, there are a ton of events coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Here are some selected events that you may find interesting.

Open in new windowSaturday, February 14th: Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
The City of Lewisville operates a household hazardous waste collection center that provides residents with a convenient, safe and environmentally sound way to get rid of waste materials that should not be put into the landfill.

The Residential Convenience Center, 330 W. Jones Street, will be open Saturday, February 14th, from 9 a.m. until noon, to accept materials from Lewisville residents, who must provide a driver’s license for proof of residency.
More information...

Tuesday, February 17th: State of the Cities Luncheon
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn

Join the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce for the State of the Cities Luncheon, featuring the Mayors of Lewisville, Highland Village, and Flower Mound. The mayors will give a recap of 2014 and discuss the growth and reinvestment plans for 2015.
Registration info is here.

Thursday, February 19th: LHS-Harmon Chin Cultural Festival
Lewisville High School’s Harmon campus is hosting its annual Chin Cultural Festival Feb. 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The celebration of Chin National Day will include music, food and dancing. Admission is free. For more information, email Jack Martin at martinj@lisd.net or Steven Ceu at ceut@lisd.net.

Open in new windowFriday, February 20th: Symphony presents Dazzling Talent concert
Lewisville Lake Symphony presents Dazzling Talent, featuring cellist Sai Sai Ding, Friday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m., at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased on line at lewisvillesymphony.org.

Cellist Sai Sai Ding, 2015 Grand Prize Winner of the Vernell Gregg Young Artists Completion, will perform as soloist with the Lewisville Lake Symphony. Sai Sai will play Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. In addition to performing with the Symphony, Sai Sai receives the $1,000 Bill and Grace Lawrence Scholarship.
More information...

Saturday, February 21st: Vocal Majority Choral Concert
Dallas-based men's chorus “The Vocal Majority” will perform a benefit concert for LHS Choir on Saturday, February 21, 7 p.m. at the Stuver Auditorium at the LHS Main campus. This will be a great show! Purchase tickets for $11 here.

Check out the video of the Vocal Majority's winning contest song from this past summer.

Saturday, February 21st: Texas Tunes: The Waymores play MCL Grand Theater
The Waymores continue the Texas Tunes series at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater at 8 p.m.
Tom Kimmel, Sally Barris and Don Henry are three of Nashville’s finest singer-songwriters, all with strong ties to Texas music. They are known, individually, for their compositions (wrote songs for Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Trisha Yearwood, Miranda Lambert, Linda Ronstadt and dozens of others) and for outstanding solo work. But real magic happens when the three unite on stage and in the studio.
More information...

Tuesday, February 24th: Heart Health Class
To support ongoing health education, Medical Center of Lewisville presents the “Marathon to Good Health” series through its HealthyU program. Monthly events are free and feature physician speakers, health education, motivation and support. The monthly series is held at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

“Heart Health” will be held Tuesday, Feb. 24. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be obtained online at lewisvillemedical.com. For more information, call 972.420.7444 or email renee.berres@hcahealthcare.com.

Thursday, February 26th: Children’s Magic Show
C.J. Johnson’s Children’s Magic Show will be held Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m., in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 972.432.8982.
Johnson was born in St. Louis and currently lives in the Texas Hill Country outside Austin. His fascination with magic came at an early age when he was given a magic book, “Dunninger’s Monument to Magic,” for Christmas one year. In 1985, he auditioned for Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus Clown College. Though not accepted into that year’s class, the audition changed his life. In 1991 he was awarded “Best Comedy Magic Act” by the Texas Association of Magicians, and he’s performed at several of their conventions since that time.

In 1994, Johnson began touring theaters and convention centers performing shows as fundraisers for police groups and civic organizations. At about the same time, Johnson began an earnest study of hypnosis. He became a certified and registered hypnotherapist through the American Board of Hypnotherapy and is now one the most in-demand stars of the hypnosis world, with appearances at casinos, corporations, colleges, night clubs and high schools throughout the country.

Friday, February 27th: Free Heart Screening
Lewisville Estates senior living community is offering a free heart screening from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on February 27th. The screening takes place at Lewisville Estates, 800 College Parkway, and is open to the public. For more information, visit their website or call 972-919-0265

Saturday, February 28th: PediPlace Gala at MCL Grand
PediPlace Gala 2015, “Fun and Games,” will be held Saturday, Feb. 28, 7-11 p.m., at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $125 each and can be purchased at PediPlace.org.
At this year’s event, guests will enjoy music, casino games, laser tag, shuffleboard and lots of other fun surprises as they enjoy passed hors d’oeuvres. More than 425 people attended last year’s extravaganza.

PediPlace provides healthcare to 6,200 children throughout North Texas where the need for primary care is significant. PediPlace patients receive immunizations as recommended, treatment when needed, and follow-up case management services to help them remain healthy and strong. Funds raised at the gala will benefit programs that allow PediPlace to make healthcare a reality for every child.

For more information or to become a sponsor, contact Shari K. Markey at shari.markey@pediplace.og or 469.322.3660.

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Thin Line 2015 Opening Night Announced

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/2/7 23:43:41 (233 reads)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/2/7 22:40:00 (282 reads)

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

Cellist Sai Sai Ding, 2015 Grand Prize Winner of this competition, will perform February 20 as soloist with the Lewisville Lake Symphony. Sai Sai will play Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations. In addition to performing with the Symphony, Sai Sai receives the $1,000 Bill and Grace Lawrence Scholarship.

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

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

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

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Vigil Against Violence at City Hall Steps on MLK Day

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/1/17 8:22:39 (349 reads)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/1/10 17:00:00 (296 reads)

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

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

All six shows will start at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older or children age 12 and younger, and can be purchased at MCLGrand.tix.com. Season passes also are available until Jan. 17 at $100 general admission and $75 for seniors and children.

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

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/1/10 16:50:00 (580 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowAs always, there are a ton of events coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Here are some selected events that you may find interesting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

All six shows will start at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older or children age 12 and younger, and can be purchased online here. Season passes also are available until Jan. 17 at $100 general admission and $75 for seniors and children.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2014/12/21 12:20:00 (620 reads)

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

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

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

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

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

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/12/21 12:10:00 (664 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.

Christmas Closings:
City of Lewisville: offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, and Thursday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday. All essential services will continue to operate. Residential garbage scheduled for collection on Christmas Day will instead be picked up the following day (Friday).
Lewisville ISD is closed until January 5th.
DCTA has regular service on Christmas Eve, No Service on Christmas Day, and modified service on the day after Christmas.

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

Assembled from private collections in our region, “I’ll Be Home…” is an exhibition of photographs, documents and artifacts commemorating the service of the “Greatest Generation” during World War II.

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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 16th - 24th: Hanukkah
Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish readers. Blessings and peace to you and your families.

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.

Thursday, December 25th: Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to our Christian readers from The Lewisville Texan Journal. We hope you have a great day, and a meaningful holiday with your family.

Friday, December 26th - Christmas Bird Count for Kids at LLELA
Kids bring binoculars and dress warmly. The Christmas Bird Count is the longest running citizen science survey in the world, occurring for over 100 years. The CBC provides critical data on population trens for North American bird species. The kids' version gives them a taste of the real thing. $7 per person, including the LLELA gate fee. RSVP required to 972-219-3930 or email lisa.cole@unt.edu.

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GLCT Performing Two Shows in December

Lewisville Area Calendar and Events
Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2014/12/13 10:50:00 (512 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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