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Visual Art League update

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2016/4/28 13:30:42 (721 reads)

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The following items are from Visual Art League of Lewisville:

On Tuesday, May 3rd, the Visual Art League of Lewisville will hold a fund raiser at the Fish City Grill in Flower Mound. Serving hours are from 11 am to 10 p.m.

Opening reception for “Strictly Texas” will take place at the MCL Grand Theater art gallery on Saturday, May 7th from 7-9. This is a juried show and will run through June 11th.

Fresh Ideas 2015 Winner’s Show and the Black/White members show will take place from June 18th through July 23rd. Opening reception will be on Saturday, June 25th from 7-9 at the MCL Grand.

"Recycled Into Art" is in the North Wing of the MCL Grand from May 5-July 2.

“ATC” in showcase from May 5-July 2.

Art Talk May 10th 7-9 p.m. at MCL Grand in classroom #3.

Exhibiting their artwork at Tierney’s Café & Tavern during May are Louise Flanagan, Alfredo Santiesteban and Nick Weaver

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Paws in the Park adoption event Saturday, Apr. 23

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2016/4/23 7:33:38 (835 reads)

Open in new windowPaws in the Park event at Railroad Park this weekend features wiener dog races, more

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Lewisville Animal Services will hold its annual Paws in the Park adoption event on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Lewisville Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, 995 E. Valley Ridge Blvd., across from Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park.

Paws in the Park is a free, large-scale adoption event incorporating fun for all ages throughout the day, featuring on–site adoptions, rescue organizations, educational opportunities, pet-related vendors, food trucks, animal demonstrations, and a “Silent Pawction” to raise money for animal care. There also will be plenty of fun things for pets and pet owners, such as a photo booth, ball pit, and chalk walk.

The 3rd annual Wiener Dog & Wanna-Be Wiener Dog Race starts at 9:45 a.m. A weenie dog applicant must have the appearance of a dachshund. A wannabe applicant must be a small dog (under 15 lbs.) of any breed or mix that wishes it were a dachshund and wants to race. The winners from each category will compete in a final race. Trophies will be awarded for each category and a grand prize trophy will be given to the fastest racer of the day. Shot records and current rabies vaccinations are required for all racing applicants. A $24 donation is requested from race participants, but is not required.

Applications for the race can be given over the phone at 972.219.3478 or online.

Photo: Paws in the Park from 2014 - LTJ File photo

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ColorPalooza at Wayne Ferguson Plaza Saturday

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/4/9 7:38:00 (505 reads)

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An artist decorates a city sidewalk as part of the Chalk This Way festival in 2014 (Photo by Steve Southwell)
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The City of Lewisville’s first ever ColorPalooza: A Celebration of Spring will be held Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Old Town Lewisville. This family-friendly event will feature a variety of entertainment, exhibits and interactive events for spring.

Admission is free, although some activities might carry a nominal charge. Musical and cultural groups will perform on the Wayne Ferguson Plaza stage and the City Hall steps throughout the day. Food trucks and vendors will offer a variety of food choices, including some with vegan and organic menus.

Main attractions will allow festival-goers the chance to put their artistic chalk skills on display, revel in the beauty of sidewalk chalk art created by professionals, and learn about environmentally friendly products and good conservation habits.

Chalk This Way
This crowd favorite, sponsored by The Lakeside Arts Foundation, returns to Old Town Lewisville for its sixth year. The Lakeside Arts Foundation is looking for artists of all ages who would like to try their hand at chalk art and compete for various prizes in the amateur art competition. To compete, there is a fee of $20 the day of the event. Each artist will be given an event t-shirt, chalk, supplies, a handy pail to keep it all in and a chance to win one of several awards, worth up to $100.

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Easter Services and activities

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/3/26 15:31:19 (256 reads)

This Sunday is Easter. Here are some services and activities for Sunday:



EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE — 7 a.m. on the Flower Mound. Parking will be in the Tom Thumb and neighboring parking lots. The Sunrise Service is somewhat rustic: there is no stage and guests sit on the ground or lawn chairs. This year, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will preside at the service. Light refreshments and coffee will be available after the services. If heavy rains occur, the service will be canceled. For more information, visit summitclub.org.

EASTER SUNDAY BRUNCH CRUISE — 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Pier 121 Marina in Lewisville. Lounge on beanbags and enjoy Lake Lewisville on the Chamonix II, a BYOB boat. Blue Mesa Grill will cater the brunch, which will consist of an omelet station, pancakes, vegetarian and other classic breakfast items. This is a family friendly event. For more information, visit bigdcats.com/events.

EGG HUNT — 11:45 a.m. at Flower Mound Presbyterian Church, 1501 Flower Mound Road. This egg hunt follows the service at 11:45. For more information, call 972-539-7184 or visit fmpcweb.org.

FREE SKATING — 2 to 10 p.m. at Interskate Roller Rink, 1408 State Highway 121 Business in Lewisville. Bring your own skates, or pay $3 to rent skates, for free roller-skating. For more information, visit interskate.net.

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Calendar of Events: March 19-26

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Posted by AdamSchrader on 2016/3/17 20:50:00 (363 reads)

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FUNNY BUNNY FESTIVAL
— 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park, 1301 S. Railroad St. in Lewisville. Enjoy carnival games, a petting zoo, pictures with Mr. or Mrs. Funny Bunny, sponsor tables and egg hunts. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the concessions. Free. For more information, call 972-219-3560.

ELEMENTARY STUDENT ARTISTS SHOW
— 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. The annual Lewisville ISD Elementary High School Student Artists Show - West will run through March 26. It will feature 120–150 works, representing the visual arts programs of Bluebonnet, Bridlewood, Degan, Donald, Flower Mound, Forest Vista, Garden Ridge, Hedrick, Heritage, Highland, Lakeland, Liberty, McAuliffe, Old Settlers, Parkway, Prairie Trail, Timber Creek, Valley Ridge and Wellington. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and during public performances at MCL Grand. Free. For more information, visit lisd.net.

LEWISVILLE HODGEPODGE MARKET — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Premier Event Center, 1165 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. The HodgePodge Market will also be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6 per person or $4 per person with a donation of 2 canned food items. Canned food items will be donated to the Golden Food Pantry. Kids 12 and under are free with paid adult.

OUTDOOR YOGA — 10 a.m. to noon at LLELA Nature Preserve, 201 E. Jones St. in Lewisville. Yukie McGregor leads these Strala-style classes focusing on slow, easygoing and continuous movement and deep breaths. Bring a yoga mat or towel, comfy clothes and a water bottle. Dress for the weather. In addition to the class fee of $20, there's a $5 per vehicle entry fee payable by cash or check. Registration is required at bit.ly/COLsplash with code 800011. Email erintaylor@cityoflewisville.com or aimee.leach@imaginationyoga.com, or call 972-219-7980, for more information.

MINOR-PORTER LOG HOUSE — noon to 3 p.m. at LLELA Nature Preserve, 201 E. Jones St. in Lewisville. The restored log house gives visitors a window on life in Denton County in 1870. Knowledgeable volunteers will guide visitors through the structures and answer questions in this informal tour. Cost is $5 per vehicle, cash or check only. Reservations are not required. Learn more at LLELA.org or by calling 972-219-3550.

NIGHT AT THE RACES — 6:30 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Night at the Races, the major fundraiser for the Lewisville Lions Club, will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, followed by video horse racing with betting, door prizes, raffle and a silent auction. Tickets are $30 and are available from any member of the Lewisville Lions club or by emailing franklee@sales-academy.com. For more information, call 817-919-1454.

VOCAL MAJORITY CONCERT — 7 p.m. in the Stuver Auditorium at Lewisville High School, 1098 W. Main St. in Lewisville. The Vocal Majority concert will benefit the Lewisville High School Choir. The Lewisville Varsity Choirs will also perform. Tickets are $11 and are available at farmerchoir.com.

SUMMER FUN SHOWCASE — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane in Flower Mound. The event will feature information on summer fun at the Library, Flower Mound Community Activity Center, and more than 20 other businesses and organizations offering academics, arts and crafts, dance, day camps, gymnastics, martial arts and volunteer opportunities. Free. For more information, call 972-874-6151

EASTER BUNNY — 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Vista Ridge Mall, 2401 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. Visit the Bunny in his Garden Gazebo from March 11–26. Bunny takes carrot breaks from time to time. For photo hours and more information, call 972-315-3641 or visit vistaridgemall.com.

SANTA FE DAYS — 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Sandy Lake Amusement Park, 1800 Sandy Lake Road in Carrollton. The 12th Annual Santa Fe Days: A Native American Indian is arts and cultural event. Admission is $2. The show will also run on Sunday. For more information, visit santafedays.com.

CCA EVENT — 9 a.m. to noon at CCA Donation Center, 900 Lakeside Parkway in Flower Mound. CCA (Christian Community Action) invites you to their Spring Event. Join them for the spring donation drive and open house. For more information, visit ccahelps.org.

EASTER BUNNY — 9:30 a.m. to noon at Wise Advantage, 2960 Long Prairie Road in Flower Mound. Wise Advantage – Keller Williams invites you and your family to enjoy free donuts, photos and hugs with the Easter Bunny. For more information, visit donutswiththeeasterbunny.com.

EGG HUNT — 10 a.m. at Unity Park, 2200 Briarhill Blvd. in Highland Village. Each year, Highland Village holds its annual Egg Hunt event, which includes pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, bounce house, fire engine and Freddy’s Frozen Custard. The hunt starts at 10 a.m. If cancelled because of rain, the hunt will be held the following Saturday at 10 a.m.

CARNIVAL AND AUCTION — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lewisville Christian School, 102 N. Garden Ridge Blvd. Lewisville Christian School invites you to its 26th annual Carnival & Auction. The event includes bounce houses, face painting, balloon art, a silent and live auction, a cake walk and Rolling Video Games DFW. The $10 wristbands allow unlimited carnival access. Papa Murphy’s will provide lunch and Kristi G’s Cupcakes will provide sweet treats. For more information, visit lcsauction.com.

CONCERT ON THE SQUARE
— 5 to 8 p.m. at Historic Downtown Carrollton, 1106 S Broadway St. Carrollton hosts a night filled with great tunes by the Zac Stokes Band, American Voices: a revue of American history and the Hebron Valley Husky Pride Choir. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. For more information, visit historicdowntowncarrollton.com.

OUTDOOR MUSIC SERIES — 7 to 9 p.m. at Coppell Town Plaza, 255 Parkway Blvd. Bring blankets, chairs and a picnic to enjoy free live music by The Live 5 Band. Complimentary popcorn will be provided by Coppell Parks and Recreation. For more information, visit coppelltx.gov.

CAMPFIRE — 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at LLELA Nature Preserve, 201 E. Jones St. in Lewisville. Watch the sun set and the stars appear while partaking in traditional campfire fun. Registration is required online at bit.ly/COLsplash (search for activity code 800006). The cost is $10 per person or $30 per family up to 6 members. For more information, call 972-219-7980.

OLD WORLD / NEW WORLD — 7:30 p.m. at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road in Flower Mound. Esteban Rojas and the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra present Sensemayá by Silvestre Revueltas, Danzon #2 by Arturo Márquez and the Figaro Overture by Wolfgang Mozart. Guest soloist Eduardo Rojas will play Piano Concerto in A Minor by Edvard Grieg. Free. For more information, visit fmco.org.

TERRY ANDERSON — 8 p.m. at Elke’s Beer Haus, 165 W. Main St. in Lewisville. See Terry Anderson in concert as the Anderson family expects the arrival of their first grandchild next month. For more information, visit on.fb.me/1Wp5sbj.

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Keep Lewisville Beautiful 30th annual Spring Cleanup set for April 2, 2016

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/3/17 7:38:51 (295 reads)

Open in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowOpen in new windowThose 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.

Keep Lewisville Beautiful is partnering with the City of Lewisville to host its 30th annual citywide cleanup on Saturday April 2, 2016. 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 Lewisville High School Harmon parking lot (1250 W Round Grove Road).

Clean Up is from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. Clean up supplies, free lunch, KLB t-shirts, door prizes and FUN will be provided. Last year, 605 volunteers showed community spirit by working hard by helping to remove 6.25 tons of litter from Lewisville streets, parks, and creeks.

This year, with your help, we can pick up even more and help beautify our great city. All ages are welcome! Register online today.

More information can be found online at the event webpage.

Current event donors and sponsors include: City of Lewisville, Waste Management, Republic Waste Services, Downing and Rink PLLC, Texas New Mexico Power Company, Lone Star Storage, Bahama Bucks, Dallas Zoo, LLELA, The Lewisville Texan Journal, Lewisville Lions Club, Lewisville Police Department, Army Corps of Engineers, LISDOLA, Main Event of Lewisville, Pei Wei, Starbucks, Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce, 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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Opera singer cast in GLCT's Master Class

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Posted by WhosPlayin on 2016/2/23 22:02:45 (1260 reads)

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Fortuitous fate intervened recently in Old Town Lewisville. In early December, The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre was preparing to hold auditions for its winter play, Master Class, about opera diva Maria Callas. GLCT opened its doors to visitors at the annual Old Town Christmas Stroll when opera singer and local resident, Emily Saenz, wandered in for her first visit. The staff was thrilled to meet her, she was very familiar with the opera-themed Master Class and, before the month was out, the show was cast with Emily playing the role of Sharon, one of two sopranos in the play. What great good fortune for all, especially GLCT audiences.

While Master Class is a play and not a musical, Maria Callas’ students in her Master Class at Juilliard do some opera singing as part of the show. For Ms. Saenz, this provides “a rare opportunity for actors and classical singers to collaborate.” Rehearsals work differently as well, notes Saenz. In an opera, the singer arrives at the first rehearsal “completely memorized, with a full character in mind and ready to stage. In theater you have several read-throughs and rehearsals to run things before you have to fully form your character, so you have time to explore things with your cast.”

Emily Saenz know of what she speaks. After completing her Doctorate in Music Arts at University of Texas, she settled in New York and made her New York City debut as Donna Elvira in New York Opera Exchange's production of Don Giovanni. Other recent performances include Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at The Natchez Festival of Music, where she also sang Yum-Yum in The Mikado, and Monica in Opera Piccola's production of The Medium. She has performed solos with the Austin Symphony Orchestra and the San Antonio Symphony Orchestras, and she currently performs both operatic and concert repertoire in Dallas.

Living in Lewisville was part of a well thought out plan and has been a “perfect fit” for the whole family. Ms. Saenz says they chose Old Town because “we wanted a more walkable lifestyle, and we wanted to be close to the DCTA line.” Her husband is a student at UNT, which is what brought them to the area, and they are located close to both her work with LISD and their son’s school. Now she is able to walk to GLCT for rehearsals and performances, an added, if unplanned benefit. She and her husband appreciate the diversity they have found in Lewisville as well. She says it is “something we grew accustomed to in New York City. We want our son to be raised with all kinds of different people, and Lewisville is the place to do that!”

Remaining performances of Master Class are this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. GLCT is located at 160 W. Main St. in Old Town Lewisville. The entrance and parking are in the rear off of Elm Street. Tickets for Master Class are $18 for adults and $16 for 65 & over or 18 & under. Call for reservations (recommended) at (972) 221-SHOW (7469). Additional information is available at www.GLCT.org.

Photo: Emily Saenz as Soprano Sharon and Sherri Small as Maria Callas. (Photo by Michael C Foster)
Nancy Thorne is marketing coordinator for Greater Lewisville Community Theater.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

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Posted by Pmoulard87 on 2016/2/1 1:10:00 (496 reads)

Open in new windowThere are many arts, recreation and leisure, and educational opportunities coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Listed below is a selection.


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Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In February - "Master Class" - Greater Lewisville Community Theatre
The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre production of Master Class will run three weekends, February 12 - 28 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Directed by M. Shane Hurst, This Tony-Award-winning play by four-time Tony-Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, is as close to opera as real-life diva Maria Callas’ life was. As her career winds down, we see her as a glamorous, commanding, and surprisingly drop-dead funny teacher holding a voice master class at Julliard. Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students she sees, she retreats into recollections about the glories of her own life and career – her youth as an ugly duckling, her fierce hatred of her rivals, the unforgiving press that savaged her early performances, her triumphs at La Scala, and her affair with Aristotle Onassis. It culminates with a stirring monologue about sacrifice made in the name of art. RATED PG-13. GLCT is located at 160 W. Main St. in Lewisville. The entrance and parking are in the rear off of Elm Street. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for 65 & over or 18 & under. Call for reservations (recommended) at 972-221-SHOW (7469). Additional information is available at GLCT.org.


Friday Feb. 5 - 14 - LISD High School Art Exhibition
A juried exhibition of high school art work will be on display Feb. 5 through Feb. 14 at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N Charles St. Student works of visual art from all five of the district’s high schools will be on display. Adonis Carcamo, owner of Pomegranate Underground art gallery in Lewisville will jury the competition. An opening reception and awards presentation is Feb. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. The exhibition is free, and open to the public.


Saturday, Feb.6 and Sunday. Feb.7 - Levisville Premier Gun Show
The Premier Gun Shows at Lewisville with over 400 tables of guns, knives, ammo, and shooting supplies. The public is invited to buy, sell, or trade. Hours are Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. General admission - $8 CASH only, Weekend Passes - $12 CASH only, Children under 12 - Free, uniformed police officers - Free. Event takes place at the Premier Event Center, Lakeland Plaza, 1165 S. Stemmons Frwy. For more information see: http://tiny.cc/lewisvilleguns



Monday, Feb. 8 - LISD School Board Meeting

Monthly school board meetings take place at the Bolin Administrative Center located at 1565 W. Main St. Closed sessions are from 6 - 7 p.m. and open sessions begin at 7 p.m. All meetings can be watched from a live stream at http://lisd.net/Page/276


Saturday, Feb. 13 - Household Hazardous Waste Collection
From 9 a.m. - noon, bring household hazardous waste like chemicals and pesticides, used oil and leftover paint, batteries and old electronic items to the Lewisville Residential Convenience Center, 330 W. Jones St., for recycling or proper disposal. Must be a Lewisville resident. More info: http://tiny.cc/HHW


Saturday, Feb. 27- Denton County SKYWARN Spotter Training Class
Come out to the Denton Public Safety Training Center, Denton, Texas. 9 a.m. - noon for the basic storm spotter training class and 1 - 4:30 p.m. for the advanced class. For information see http://goo.gl/doaHhi



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Sunday, Feb. 28 - Lewisville Lake Symphony Presents: “ Prokofief's "Peter and the Wolf"
Enjoy an afternoon of ballet and symphony music at Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf presented by the Lewisville Lake Symphony. The show will include performances by the LakeCities Ballet Theatre, narration by Chip Waggoner of Fox 4, an Instrument Petting Zoo, and a workshop to craft your own instrument. The show will be held at Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center, 191 Civic Circle Drive, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for Adults (18+), children $5 and a special family rate for $25. To purchase tickets in advance and for more information visit LewisvilleSymphony.org or call 972.874.9087.


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Tuesday, Mar.1 - Flower Mound Preparatory & Philharmonic Orchestras Spring Concert
The Flower Mound Preparatory & Philharmonic Orchestra's will be performing their Spring Concert on Tuesday, March 1 2016 at the Trietsch Ministry Center located at 6101 Morriss Road
Flower Mound, TX 75028. The concert is free of charge and will begin at 7:30 p.m.


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Texas Tunes Series - 2016

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Posted by LewisvilleTexan on 2016/1/16 8:37:01 (533 reads)

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Tickets are on sale now for six Lone Star favorite acts coming to the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater during the sixth annual Texas Tunes concert series.

Jan. 23: Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, featuring The Texas Horns
Feb. 13: Trout Fishing in America & special guests Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds
March 12: Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Colin Gilmore
April 16: Max Stalling
May 14: Michael Martin Murphey
July 2: Marcia Ball

All six shows will start at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles Street. Individual show tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older, and $10 for children age 12 and younger, and can be purchased at MCLGrand.tix.com.
Lewisville residents can get $10 tickets with proof of residence.

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Upcoming Events Around Lewisville and the Surrounding Area

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Posted by Pmoulard87 on 2016/1/15 2:10:00 (600 reads)

Open in new windowThere are many arts, recreation and leisure, and educational opportunities coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Listed below is a selection.

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Monday, Jan. 18 - Texas Derby Divas Meet & Greet
Curious about roller derby? Come out to InterSkate located at 1408 TX-121 BUS on Monday, January 18th at 8 p.m. for a special Meet & Greet hosted by Texas Derby Divas and The Rolling Rebellion Junior Derby, North Texas' JRDA Co-Ed Junior Derby League. You will get to watch part of a Texas Derby Divas women's practice PLUS get all of your questions answered!!!


Monday, Jan. 18 - Martin Luther King Day
Schools will be closed in observance of this holiday.


Monday, Jan. 18 - 2nd Annual MLK Day Vigil Against Violence
6:30 - 8 p.m. on the steps of Lewisville City Hall. Embrace Faith Ministries and the Lewisville Texan Journal invite all interested persons of any faith to join us in front of Lewisville City Hall for a community conversation about reducing violence. We will stand together with candles lit and say a prayer for God’s protection over our city, and an end to violence.


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Friday, Jan. 22 - International Chamber Series presents Marcin Parys
The Lewisville Lake Symphony welcomes Polish born pianist Marcin Parys to the stage for this season's International Chamber Series. Parys is has been playing since the age of 9 and is currently studying for his doctorate at UNT. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 5500 Morriss Road, in Flower Mound. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated. For more information, go to lewisvillesymphony.org or call 972-874-9087.


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Saturday, Jan. 23 - Texas Tunes Concert Series Kickoff featuring: Anson Funderburgh and The Rockets.
Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater is bringing six Lone Star favorite acts to the stage during the sixth annual Texas Tunes concert series. Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets, featuring The Texas Horns will kick off the season on Saturday, January 23. 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, $10 for children age 12 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at MCLGrand.tix.com. Lewisville residents proof of residence 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.


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Monday, Jan. 25 - DCTA Open House
The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is conducting a complete service review of its existing Connect and Connect RSVP bus services in Denton, Highland Village and Lewisville. The agency will host a second round of open house meetings to present recommendations and proposals from the Comprehensive Operational Analysis (COA) in an open forum. The COA and final recommendations has identified bus service changes that would maintain the strongest areas of existing service, strengthen the weaker areas, fill existing service gaps, and prepare a plan to ensure all significant transit markets are better served. Come out to DCTA’s COA meetings to provide your feedback to agency staff on how DCTA can improve its services to enhance the passenger experience. An open house meeting will be held in Lewisville on Monday, January 25, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Lewisville Community Room located at 1197 West Main Street (Accessible via Lewisville Connect Route 22).



Wednesday, Jan. 27 - “What is Your Plan?” Parent/Student Night

The Lewisville High School triad and feeder middle schools will host a “What is Your Plan?” parent and student night on Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at Leo C. Stuver Auditorium. Legendary WFAA Channel 8 news anchor Gloria Campos will serve as the keynote speaker. The free event for Lewisville ISD Central Zone parents and students in grades 6-12 will feature information about different class offerings surrounding advanced placement (AP) courses, online classes, dual credit, college courses at the high school level, athletics and fine arts, as well as informational sessions about grade-point average (GPA) and the class rank process. Breakout sessions will be held for “all grade levels,” “high school,” “8th to 9th grade” and “middle school.” Representatives for post-secondary paths for students, such as college, the armed services and career tech schools, will be in attendance. Raffles will be held for all those in attendance with prizes such as laptops, iPads, televisions, miniature refrigerators and restaurant gift cards. Light refreshments will be served and the LHS Student Council will provide free childcare. No RSVP is needed.


Thursday, Jan. 28 - LISD Choral Concert
Lewisville ISD’s central zone will host its fourth annual choral concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 in Stuver Auditorium at Lewisville High School, 1098 W. Main St. Admission is $3 per person or $5 per family.
Combined choirs of auditioned elementary and middle school students from the central zone will join the Lewisville High School varsity choir, The Main Street Singers. Each group will perform several individual choral pieces, then conclude the concert with a joint presentation of the massed choirs. About 250 students are expected to participate in this event.


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Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan 31 - Lewisville HodgePodge Market
The Premiere Event Center at 1165 S. Stemmons Freeway is the site for the Lewisville HodgePodge Market. Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Booth after booth of gifts, original art, crafts and more! A great way to shop local businesses and find unique, high quality items for your home or gifting needs. Admission is $5 per person; kids 12 and under are free with paid adult. More information can be found at their Facebook page: tiny.cc/hodgepodge


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Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In February - "Master Class" - Greater Lewisville Community Theatre
The Greater Lewisville Community Theatre production of Master Class will run three weekends, February 12 - 28 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Directed by M. Shane Hurst, This Tony-Award-winning play by four-time Tony-Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally, is as close to opera as real-life diva Maria Callas’ life was. As her career winds down, we see her as a glamorous, commanding, and surprisingly drop-dead funny teacher holding a voice master class at Julliard. Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students she sees, she retreats into recollections about the glories of her own life and career – her youth as an ugly duckling, her fierce hatred of her rivals, the unforgiving press that savaged her early performances, her triumphs at La Scala, and her affair with Aristotle Onassis. It culminates with a stirring monologue about sacrifice made in the name of art. RATED PG-13. GLCT is located at 160 W. Main St. in Lewisville. The entrance and parking are in the rear off of Elm Street. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for 65 & over or 18 & under. Call for reservations (recommended) at 972-221-SHOW (7469). Additional information is available at GLCT.org.


Friday Feb. 5 - 14 - LISD High School Art Exhibition
A juried exhibition of high school art work will be on display Feb. 5 through Feb. 14 at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N Charles St. Student works of visual art from all five of the district’s high schools will be on display. Adonis Carcamo, owner of Pomegranate Underground art gallery in Lewisville will jury the competition. An opening reception and awards presentation is Feb. 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. The exhibition is free, and open to the public.



Monday, Feb. 8 - LISD School Board Meeting

Monthly school board meetings take place at the Bolin Administrative Center located at 1565 W. Main St. Closed sessions are from 6 - 7 p.m. and open sessions begin at 7 p.m. All meetings can be watched from a live stream at http://lisd.net/Page/276


Saturday, Feb. 13 - Household Hazardous Waste Collection
From 9 a.m. - noon, bring household hazardous waste like chemicals and pesticides, used oil and leftover paint, batteries and old electronic items to the Lewisville Residential Convenience Center, 330 W. Jones St., for recycling or proper disposal. Must be a Lewisville resident. More info: http://tiny.cc/HHW

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