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A Salute to the Greatest Generation

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/3/28 18:10:44 (31 reads)

Open in new windowA community wide social is coming up on April 17th organized by the Seniors Standing Tall Coalition. This year the theme is “A Salute to the Greatest Generation” with USO style decorations, dinner, and dancing at the Cross Timbers YMCA. The YMCA was one of the four original founders of the United Service Organizations (USO) designed to support troops in 1941 at the onset of World War II.

The Lewisville High School Naval Jr. ROTC is providing the color guard and will stay to volunteer. The Rotary Club’s InterAct students and local businesses will also volunteer with decorating, serving, and dancing with guests throughout the evening. Dallas Acme Swing Dance Company performs each year and will give dance lessons to willing participants. The Texas Photo Booth Company is providing a photo booth for instant fun. Local photographer Colleen Drew will take professional photographs for lasting memories available for take home at 9pm the same evening.

Doors open at 5:30 with dinner served from 6pm to 7pm. The cost is $5 per person and the proceeds go to the local YMCA. Tickets are available at local senior centers, area senior communities, or by calling Home Helpers at 972-318-5054. Cross Timbers YMCA is located at 2021 Cross Timbers Road in Flower Mound.

For more information, readers can visit the Second Time Around Community Senior Prom website.

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Keep Lewisville Beautiful Spring Cleanup Set for April 25th, 2015

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/27 21:10:00 (117 reads)

Those of you who have followed The Lewisville Texan Journal for a year or two know that keeping Lewisville clean and beautiful is one of our pet issues. For years now, we have fielded cleanup teams for Spring Cleanup. We hope you'll join us this year. Read on for the details on the cleanup, then join us again at the bottom to see how you can be on the LTJ cleanup team.

Open in new windowOpen in new windowKeep Lewisville Beautiful is partnering with the City of Lewisville to host its 29th annual citywide cleanup on Saturday April 25th, 2015. An environmental expo will also be held onsite. This FREE Earth Day event will be held in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful Great America Clean Up activities. Volunteers are needed for cleanup teams and on site help. Sign in and registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Residential Convenience Center parking lot (330 Jones Street). Clean Up is from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Clean up supplies, free lunch, KLB t-shirts, door prizes and FUN will be provided. Last year, 686 volunteers showed community spirit by working hard and picking up 9.8 tons of litter off of Lewisville streets, parks, and creeks. With your help, we can pick up even more and help beautify our great city. All ages are welcome! Register online today at the Keep Lewisville Beautiful website.

Current event donors and sponsors include: City of Lewisville, Waste Management, Republic Waste Services, Dale Downing CPA, DATCU, Texas New Mexico Power Company, Lone Star Storage, Bahama Bucks, Dallas Zoo, LLELA, Blue Bell, Hyena Comedy Club, Lewisville Lake Symphony, Texas Rangers Ball Club, La Hacienda Ranch, Spaghetti Warehouse, Joe’s Crab Shack, Market Street, UTRWD, Lewisville Lions Club, Lewisville Police Department, Army Corps of Engineers, LISDOLA, Keep America Beautiful, and Keep Texas Beautiful. If your business would like to donate a door prize or help sponsor this event, please contact the KLB office.

For more information, to sign up or to donate funds to Keep Lewisville Beautiful email info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org, call 972-538-5949 or fax information to 866-727-8526. Please include number of people anticipated in your group. T-shirts are on a first come, first served basis.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/27 20:40:00 (40 reads)

(We are still working on updating the calendar for this week. Bear with us...)

Open in new windowAs always, there are many arts and leisure events and educational opportunities coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Here are some selected events that you may find interesting.


March 26th - 29th: "Ordinary Days" at MCL Grand Theater
Our Productions Theatre Co. presents “Ordinary Days” for four shows, March 26-29, at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.

Performances in the MCL Grand black box will be held March 26, 8 p.m.; March 27, 8 p.m.; March 28, 8 p.m.; and March 29, 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $25 and are available by visiting ourproductions.org or calling 972.724.2147.

“Ordinary Days” tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. “Ordinary Days” is an original musical for anyone who has ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make any city a unique and extraordinary home.

Saturday, March 28th: Creekside Elementary Spring Community Garage Sale
7am-1pm - To rent a space visit the website. You can set up as early as 6am.

Creekside Elementary; 901 Valley View Dr.; Lewisville

Saturday, March 28: Kayaking Tour on McWhorter Creek
2-4 p.m. at LLELA. All skill levels are welcome; paddlers receive an introduction to kayaking on dry land before pushing off into the water. All equipment is provided. Don’t delay in registering; these trips fill up quickly. $20/paddler. Ages 7 years and up. Registration is required at 972.219.3930 or lisa.cole@unt.edu

Thursday, April 2nd: LISD Student Holiday
LISD Student Holiday

Friday, April 3rd: Good Friday
LISD Student Holiday

Sunday, April 5th: Easter Sunday

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Denton County Democrats to Host LBJ-Obama Dinner

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/18 6:30:00 (263 reads)

Open in new windowThe Denton County Democratic Party will host its first annual LBJ-Obama Dinner – honoring former President Lyndon Baines Johnson and current President Barack Obama – on March 25 (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lewisville.

The featured speaker at the special DCDP commemorative fund raiser will be Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, a distinguished Democrat, who provided compassionate leadership when he offered temporary housing and care for immigrant children and then guided Dallas County through the first Ebola crisis in our nation – in 2014.

The dinner is open to all interested persons. Tickets are $40 for adults and $35 for students. In addition, there are several event sponsorship opportunities available. Tickets are available through Friday via their website.

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Special Easter Programs at Flower Mound Presbyterian Church

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/13 23:56:22 (193 reads)

Open in new windowHistoric Flower Mound Presbyterian Church, Denton County’s oldest Presbyterian Church, is celebrating the Easter Season with special Worship Services, a Cantata, a free supper and an Easter Egg Hunt.

On March 29, Palm Sunday, Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 AM and will be followed by Worship Service at 10:30, featuring a special Passion Cantata.

Then on Maundy Thursday, April 2, a light supper will begin at 5:30 and be open to all. The Worship service featuring Tenebrae and Communion starts at 6:30 PM.

The highlight of the season will be on Easter, April 5, with Sunday School at 9:30, followed by Worship at 10:30. Our popular Easter Egg Hunt for the children follows the service at 11:45. All are welcome! The church is located at 1501 Flower Mound Road in Flower Mound, TX.

See www.fmpcweb.org or find them on Facebook or call 972-539-7184 for more information.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/13 7:40:00 (174 reads)

Open in new windowAs always, there are many arts and leisure events and educational opportunities coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Here are some selected events that you may find interesting.

Open in new windowSaturday, March 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...

Saturday, March 14th: LLELA Bird Walk and Nature Walk
Bird Walk: 7:30 a.m. Bird watchers of all skill levels are invited to join an expert birder to explore birding locations at LLELA. Ages 10 and up. There is a $2 program fee for the bird walk, in addition to the regular gate fee of $5/person. Reservations are not required.

Nature Walk: 10 a.m. Join us for our monthly naturalist-led nature walk. Each season at LLELA is different, and we never know what we’ll find—deer tracks, blooming wildflowers, butterflies, and much more. The hike will last about two hours. There is no additional fee for this hike, just LLELA’s regular gate fee ($5/person, with children 5 years and under free). Reservations are not required.

Open in new windowSaturday, March 14th: Texas Tunes - Willis Alan Ramsey
Willis Alan Ramsey and special guest Alison Rogers will take the stage Saturday, March 14, at 8 p.m., as the third act of the fifth annual Texas Tunes concert series.

The show will be held in the Performance Hall of the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older or children age 12 and younger, and can be purchased at MCLGrand.tix.com. More info...

Friday, March 20th: Free Chamber Concert Featuring UNT Piano Trio
The Center Piano Trio of The University of North Texas will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20, as part of The Lewisville Lake Symphony International Chamber Series. The trio is composed of Hao Miao, violin; Lejing Zhou, cello; and Ellen Pavliska, piano. The free concert will be performed at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road, in Flower Mound (across from Marcus High School football stadium).

More information...

Friday, March 20th: Stars on the Prairie at LLELA
7:45-9:45 p.m. Join us for a fascinating evening as we visit a dark spot in LLELA’s prairie restoration area to explore the wonders of the night sky. Ages 5 and up. There is a $5 program fee, in addition to the regular gate fee ($5/person). Reservations are required at 972.219.3930 or Erin.Taylor@unt.edu. If the sky is cloudy, we will still meet and take a night hike.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/6 0:20:00 (398 reads)

Open in new windowAs always, there are many arts and leisure events and educational opportunities coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Here are some selected events that you may find interesting.

Open in new windowFriday, March 6th: Twilight Kayaking Tour on McWhorter Creek - LLELA
6:30-8:30 p.m. Prior kayaking experience is required, ages 16 years and up. Paddlers receive only a brief introduction to kayaking on dry land before pushing off into the water. All equipment is provided. Don’t delay in registering; these trips will fill up quickly. $25/paddler. Registration is required at 972.219.3930 or lisa.cole@unt.edu

Saturday, March 7th: Night Hike at LLELA
6:30-8:30 p.m. LLELA trail guides lead a twilight/moonlight stroll down the Redbud Trail. Howling coyotes, hooting owls and other nocturnal sounds will provide an out-of-the-ordinary hiking experience. No flashlights are necessary. Cost is $10/person, for ages 5 and up. Registration is required at 972.219.3930 or lisacole@unt.edu.

Open in new windowSaturday, March 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...

Saturday, March 14th: LLELA Bird Walk and Nature Walk
Bird Walk: 7:30 a.m. Bird watchers of all skill levels are invited to join an expert birder to explore birding locations at LLELA. Ages 10 and up. There is a $2 program fee for the bird walk, in addition to the regular gate fee of $5/person. Reservations are not required.

Nature Walk: 10 a.m. Join us for our monthly naturalist-led nature walk. Each season at LLELA is different, and we never know what we’ll find—deer tracks, blooming wildflowers, butterflies, and much more. The hike will last about two hours. There is no additional fee for this hike, just LLELA’s regular gate fee ($5/person, with children 5 years and under free). Reservations are not required.

Open in new windowSaturday, March 14th: Texas Tunes - Willis Alan Ramsey
Willis Alan Ramsey and special guest Alison Rogers will take the stage Saturday, March 14, at 8 p.m., as the third act of the fifth annual Texas Tunes concert series.

The show will be held in the Performance Hall of the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older or children age 12 and younger, and can be purchased at MCLGrand.tix.com. More info...

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Free Chamber Concert Features UNT Piano Trio - March 20th

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/5 23:50:07 (227 reads)

Open in new windowThe Center Piano Trio of The University of North Texas will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20, as part of The Lewisville Lake Symphony International Chamber Series. The trio is composed of Hao Miao, violin; Lejing Zhou, cello; and Ellen Pavliska, piano.

The Center for Chamber Music Studies at the College of Music consists of various chamber groups comprised of musicians who are handpicked by the faculty as being the top representatives from their areas of study.

Ellen Pavliska, a native of San Antonio, started playing the piano at age 11 and made her orchestral debut with the San Antonio Symphony at age 16. Hao Miao was born in Inner Mongolia and studied at Shanghai Conservatory of Music and Karkov National University of Art in Ukraine before coming to North Texas. Lejing Zhou is a native of China and is a doctoral student at UNT. He has performed concerts in Switzerland, Germany, and Italy as well as in the United States.

The trio will perform Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major by Joseph Haydn, Henryk Wieniawski’s Variations on an Original Theme for violin and piano, and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor.

The free concert will be performed at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road, in Flower Mound (across from Marcus High School football stadium).

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Willis Alan Ramsey to take Texas Tunes Stage at MCL Grand

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2015/3/5 22:40:00 (182 reads)

Open in new windowWillis Alan Ramsey and special guest Alison Rogers will take the stage Saturday, March 14, at 8 p.m., as the third act of the fifth annual Texas Tunes concert series.

The show will be held in the Performance Hall of the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older or children age 12 and younger, and can be purchased at MCLGrand.tix.com.

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

Willis Alan Ramsey is an icon in Texas Music. In the early ‘70s, he released an album of brilliant original tunes. After that, silence, except for the occasional tour and contribution of a beautiful song for another artist to sing. No second album ever appeared.

Back on tour with his wife, Alison, Willis’ work as a young artist still amazes. Nine out of the 11 songs from his first album have been covered by major artists.

The Texas Tunes series features performers from music halls and festivals throughout the state who present great music in a variety of genres, but all with that unique Texas flair that has made the state a hotbed for fans of live music.

The rest of the 2015 Texas Tunes series includes Tom Faulkner on April 18.; Max Baca & Los TexManiacs on May 23; and Colin Gilmore and Nicolette Good on June 13.

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Free Garden Secrets Class: Herb Gardening

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2015/3/5 22:10:00 (208 reads)

Open in new windowKeep Lewisville Beautiful will hold a March Garden Secrets class at the Lewisville Municipal Annex Community room on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 from 6-7:30pm on “Gardening with Herbs”. Denton County Master Gardener Barbara Brown will be lecturing on planting and growing a variety of Herbs in the garden, what grows best in North Texas, and their uses in the kitchen and around the home. Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for this informative garden secrets class. We look forward to seeing you there! Don’t forget to bring your questions for the question/answer session.

This FREE gardening class will be held at the City of Lewisville Annex Community room located at 1197 W. Main St., Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 6:00-7:30pm. Please call to reserve your spot! RSVP required by March 10th. Last minute walk-ins okay, too. This event is open to all participants (Lewisville residency not required). For more information, contact Keep Lewisville Beautiful at 972-538-5949 or info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org.

Keep Lewisville Beautiful is partnering with the City of Lewisville to bring you a variety of classes in 2015. Upcoming classes include: Landscape Design on March 31st, Composting on April 2nd, Build Your Own Rain Barrel (small fee required) April 7th, and Smartscape Plant Selection on May 7th. For a full list of upcoming scheduled classes, please visit the KLB website www.keeplewisvillebeautiful.org.

Please note that class times and locations may vary from class to class.

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