Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tyler, Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn- and Extended Stay Suites- The Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
March is here and Spring is coming!! So much goes on starting in this month! We have St. Patrick's
Day-Love that day- Then there is the arrival of Spring and the beautiful flowers -we will once again feature
Mrs. Lee's daffodil garden and Tyler's Azaleas Trails! We can look forward to more outdoor activities and then-Easter will be here the first Sunday in April!! WOW-lets get started with what's coming up in the area-

I left this out on the last blog-but they are sing some of my favorite music!

The Lettermen  February 26@ 7PM

The East Texas Men In Harmony present … 

The Lettermen! For over 50 years The Lettermen have been performing pop music with their unique blend of close harmony. Through the 1950’s and 1960’s, The Lettermen scored 16 Top Ten Singles (including the number one remake of “When I Fall In Love”), 32 consecutive Billboard Magazine Chart albums, 11 Gold records and five GRAMMY nominations. Their signature sound made romantic standards of songs such as “Smile”, “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” 

“Shangri-La” and “Love”.

 Green Acres Baptist Church Crosswalk Conference Center 

Tyler, TX 75701
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Don't forget First Monday Trades Day
February 27-March 1  The next one is Easter Weekend-so this may be better for you!!
First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas is the oldest, largest continually operating outdoor flea market in the United States.
Welcome to Canton Texas, and First Monday Trade Days!
This popular flea market is open one weekend a month, attracts upwards of 100,000 shoppers, and provides spaces for 6,000 vendors located on hundreds of acres.
It has become known by shoppers from all across Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma as THE place to buy home decor, furnishings, antiques, clothing, crafts, jewelry, gifts, and collectibles. And it is a favorite of vendors, dealers, craftsmen and artists alike as the perfect venue to market their wares.
2014 was a banner year for shopping opportunities and values at this huge fleamarket, and we're looking forward to another exciting shopping year in 2015. Canton is an increasingly popular shopping destination for savvy shoppers from Dallas, Houston and other metropolitan areas, as well as for value-seekers from dozens of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma towns.

If you can't make it then, maybe this will float your boat

4th AnnualSpring Rummage Sale

   Families who would like to do a little spring cleaning and make a little money are invited to take part in the rummage sale at the Glass Recreation Center. This sale is for used items only; no baked items allowed.
March 7 beginning @ 7 am.
Free admission to the public and donations will be accepted.

This is always Fun Fun Fun

Rose City Chili Cookoff  March 7@11 A. M.

34th Rose City Chili Cookoff benefiting Spirit of St Louis Therapeutic Riding Program for special
needs adults and teens. 

Public tasting for People's Choice voting begins at 11:00 AM, $3 for tasting cup.  Anyone can cook all categories.  beans, $10, turn in at 12 noon; Junior Chili for ages 7-17, $10, turn in at 1 PM, CASI Chili, $20, turn in at 2PM. 

Registration opens at 8:30 AM, pre-registration-mail to Rose City Pod, PO Box 132401, Tyler, TX 75713. 
For more information, call Blu Monday-Daniels 903-372-2818. 

TobyMac, Mandisa and Capital Kings 

Saturday March 7, 2015

The Oil Palace
10408 Tyler 64
Tyler, Texas 75707

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This may be fun on an extended girls weekend!

Mega Bunco Bash presented by To the Moon Sisterhood

March 12 @6:30pm

Come join us! This event is open to all women in East Texas.  We will have great door prizes and a silent auction that night.  Grab a taco and a drink inside Fresh and enjoy some laughter and fun on the Patio with us.

We are excited to welcome new friends to our casual, laid back events.  With no membership and no dues, To the Moon is a great place to develop genuine friendships with other women.  We hope to see you there!
  Click here for website

For questions...
(903) 534-3000

An Art opening downtown!!

Opening Reception for Exploding Boundaries: A Fiber Arts Exhibit

Join us to celebrate the grand opening of Gallery Main Street's Exploding Boundaries: A Fiber Arts Exhibit. The event will feature music, refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artist's. It's free and open to the public, so make plans now to attend. March 14 at 5:30-              Always interesting!!

East Texas Garden Lecture Series

March 14 at 8:30 am   

Learn about the newest, easy-care rose varieties that require little or no spraying and can make a colorful impact in your landscape. Mark Chamlee, owner of Chamblee's Rose Nursery will discuss new rose varieties coming out of breeding programs that are developing superior plants for the environmentally-conscious gardener. Learn how to correctly prune all types of roses and tour the nursery.

Registration 8:30 AM, Program 9:00 AM.  $15 or $45 for a season pass to all six lecture series programs. 

 Chamblee's Rose Nursery

10926 US Highway 69 N                    
Tyler, TX 75706
For questions...                       So if gardening is not your
903-590-2980                                        style   how about***


15th Annual Family History Fair


Susan D. Kaufman, Keynote Speaker, will help you find those lost ancestors “Using Criminal Records & Unusual Source Records for Genealogical Research”
Dr. Deborah Burkett – Quilts and Their Stories: Binding Generations Together
Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL – “DNA and Genetic Genealogy”
V. W. ‘Web’ Freeman, MMS, MA – “Getting Started with FamilySearch–FREE Resources”
Jim Connally – “Storytelling and Genealogy”
Youth Track (12-17): Beginning Genealogy and Other Courses. 

There is an Optional Box Lunch catered by Chez Bazan.  Click on the link below to download more complete information on Classes & Presentations, Pre-Registration and Box Lunch Order Form, and Hotel Discounts for out-of-town guests.  PLEASE COME AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

For questions...

At the Cowan

It’s time to put our political differences aside and enjoy the musings of THE CAPITOL STEPS - the only group in America that attempts to be funnier than Congress! No elected official, including the current resident of the White House, or those who may aspire to it, is off limits. These former congressional and senate staffers satirize today’s political headlines, and political headline makers, with humorous song and dance. Always fresh and crisp – no two performances by THE CAPITOL STEPS are alike.    7:30 pm  

We talked about this in the last blog-and promised to mention it again-one of our favs in the area!


Within the boundaries of this 918-acre farm is a lesson of history, a sermon on the wonders of God's nature and much beauty for people to see.  Due to the hard work, patience and love of Mrs. Lee, for her God, her country and her fellowman, to be able to add to the beauty of nature for all to enjoy as much as she
The garden opens, depending on Mother Nature, around the middle of February and remains open through March or until the daffodils are no longer in bloom. The garden's ability to open depends upon two things:
  • Road conditions- it is closed when the roads are wet.
  • The garden's future ability to remain open depends upon the number of people who visit and register their attendance.
The garden is open during this time seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..  For Road Conditions and predicted blooming schedule, contact the Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Gardens directly at (903)845-5780 or email. 

 Mrs. Lee loved the land that her husband purchased so much that she bought  adjoining land until the ranch  amassed over 1,000 acres. She took this raw land and transformed it into a budding paradise; converting the gravel pits into a 5-acre lake and a 3-acre pond. Both of these were stocked with bass, perch, and catfish, while surrounded by abundant wildlife of all kinds, some of which were deer, wild turkey, all types of birds, snakes, and bobcats.  Mrs. Lee purchased an entire boxcar load of daffodil bulbs from Holland and they were all planted with approximately 40 workers, including Mrs. Carolyn Owens Johnson's grandparents, Mamie and Nathaniel Scott, whom worked for Mrs. Lee from 1952-1984.  Mrs. Johnson is the current manager of Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Gardens.
  At the Liberty Theatre in March!!

The Thin Man (1934)
March 5 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

After a four year absence, one time detective Nick Charles (William Powell) returns to New York with his new wife Nora (Myrna Loy) and their dog, Asta. Nick re-connects with many of his old cronies, several of whom are eccentric characters, to say the least. He's also approached by Dorothy Wynant whose inventor father Clyde Wynant is suspected of murdering her step-mother. Wynant's father had left on a planned trip some months before and she has had no contact with him. Nick isn't all that keen on resuming his former profession but egged-on by wife Nora, who thinks this all very exciting, he agrees to help out. He solves the case, announcing the identity of the killer at a dinner party for all of the suspects.

Dave Alexander in concert
March 7 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door the night of the show (if not sold out)
VIP Boxes (seat 4) and are $150

Opening for them is another great East Texas Group! 
 Andie Kay Joyner and Heather Stalling of "Blacktop Gypsy".
 When they met in the early 1990's, both were already accomplished musician/vocalists. Stalling was an award winning fiddler, coming off a two-year run as a support player in Branson, MO. Joyner was still a teenager, but had sung in front of thousands of people at countless performances. Each had grown up in musical families that exposed them to bluegrass, folk, and traditional country music. For the next decade, the girls further groomed themselves for their own band by separately backing Texas artists, such as Mark David Manders, Max Stalling, Johnny Lee, Tommy Alverson, Bob Schneider, and others. The girls took a Tuesday night residency at the legendary Dallas honky-tonk, Adair's Saloon for almost a year. Stalling and Joyner even co-produced their debut CD, blacktopGYPSY, with Austin resident Adam Odor at famed Cedar Creek Studios. The album is a montage of styles representing the songwriters' varied influences and phases of musical interest. The traditional country material one might expect of a fiddler and country vocalist is certainly there. blacktopGYPSY released their second CD "Whirlwind" in September 2011 produced by the legendary Lloyd Maines
Ghostbusters (1984)
March 12 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

  Three odd-ball scientists get kicked out of their cushy positions at a university in New York City where they are experts in the occult - not very marketable.

They decide to set up shop in an old firehouse and become Ghostbusters, trapping pesky ghosts, spirits, haunts, and poltergeists for money. They wise-crack their way through the city, and stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, one which will release untold evil upon the city. Who you gonna call?!

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
March 19 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

Cary Grant plays Mortimer Brewster, a newspaperman and author well known for his diatribes against marriage. We watch Mortimer getting married at city hall in the opening scene of the film. Next Mortimer travels home to share the good news with his two eccentric, but oh so sweet aunts. While sharing his happy news, he accidentally stumbles on a secret of his dear aunts'. They happen to be killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar. It just gets worse from there....

OK we are going to stop here!! There is so much happening this month we are going to post now and later in the month-probably around the 15th or so!  So check back soon and often!!
 Don't forget
the time changes on the 8th this year!!
Come see us at the Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast and Extended Stay Suites-You will LOVE IT!!
Innkeeper Becca
Signing off




Friday, January 23, 2015

Tyler, Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn and Extended Stay Suites-The Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
Valentines Day-Mardi Gras and daffodils-this is what we look for in February!!
Throw in Canton First Monday Trade Days- Music around the city-warmer days-
or we may get snow!! Who knows ?
Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast is the place to stay in Tyler to enjoy one or
all of the fun in the area-
Let's get started on the list



Our first run of the year!! a 5K and Fun Run starts at the Lee High School Band hall!! 

The Robert E. Lee High School Band is hosting our 1st Annual 5K and Fun Run, January 31. The Red Raider Band on the Run 1 mile and 5K fun run will begin at the REL Band Hall, and wind through beautiful Rose Rudman trail, crossing at Donnybrook and ending at REL’s campus. Be a part of this uniquely musical 5K, with the Red Raider Band performing tunes and cadences along the route. On Saturday, January 31, the 1 mile fun run will begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. On-site registration will end at 7:45 a.m. Parking is available at the REL horseshoe. Registration is $25 per runner.  Online registration information is available at

And the month of February at the
The Princess Bride
Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

 A kindly grandfather sits with his ill grandson and reads him a story. The story is one that has
been passed down from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup, is kidnapped by the odious Prince Humperdinck in order to start a war. It is up to Westley (her one true love) to save her. On the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become Westley's companions in his quest to save Princess Buttercup, but can they save her in time?

"The Oldest Town in Texas Road Show"
Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.
Floor seats are $30.00 online or $40.00 at the door.
Balcony $20.00 online or $30.00 at the door.
VIP Box seats are $140.00 and seat 4 per box
 From sensational shows at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston Texas and The Pines Theater in Lufkin Texas, "The Oldest Town in Texas Road Show's " Texas Tour continues with another excellent night of entertainment. Join us for an outstanding night of family fun and music including a variety of showstoppers from past to present, Staring: Rocking P, Jan and Stephen Pate ( The Hottest Guitar Picker in The Lower 48)  and band, Plus!!!  From Hollywood to East Texas...Brad Maule ( Dr. Tony Jones of Televisions "General Hospital"), Rodger ( Johnny Cash ) Robinson, Ally Fuller,  Bo (Jerry Lee ) Miller and “Camo Elvis”, along with other special guests.
 Where else can you hear the music of Otis Redding, Bob Wills, ZZTop, Eric Clapton, Patsy Cline, Elvis, Tex Ritter, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Doobie Brothers, George Strait, and Fleetwood Mac all in the same place?  Sing along with many of your favorite songs and add some new favorites to your playlist as well.
Don’t miss this one night opportunity to see a show like no other!  This is "Branson style" entertainment on steroids!The cast will be available after the show to meet and sign autographs.

Roman Holiday (1953)
Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

 Princess Anne (Audrey Hepburn) embarks on a highly publicized tour of European capitals. When she and her royal entourage arrive in Rome, she begins to rebel against her strict and regimented schedule. One night Anne sneaks out of her room, hops into the back of a delivery truck and escapes her luxurious confinement. However, a sedative she was forced to take earlier starts to take effect, and the Princess is soon fast asleep on a public bench. She is found by Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), an American newspaper reporter stationed in Rome. He takes her back to his apartment. The next morning Joe dashes off to cover the Princess Anne press conference, unaware that she is sleeping on his couch. Once he realizes his good fortune, Joe promises his editor an exclusive interview with the Princess.

For Valentines Day 

An Affair to Remember (1957)
An Affair to Remember (1957)Saturday, February 14 at 8 p.m. Valentine's Day!
Tickets are $10 or VIP boxes are available for $50

 One of the most romantic movies ever made, "An Affair to Remember" is the story of
handsome playboy Nicky Ferrante and beautiful night club singer Terry McKay who meet by accident while on a cruise from Europe to New York. Despite being engaged to other people, both agree to reunite at the top of the Empire State Building in six months if they still feel the same way. However, an unfortunate accident keeps Terry from the reunion, and Nicky is left wondering if her feelings for him are gone. Will he discover the truth behind her absence and reunite with his one true love, or has fate and destiny passed them by? Starring Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant. A great way to celebrate Valentines Day with the one you love.

Texas Speaker Series Presents Alex Chacon
Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15

VIP boxes for $100 and seat 4 people
Alex Chac√≥n is an adventure rider, public speaker, professional photographer, videographer and presenter. He presents to groups around the world about his challenging and charitable expeditions on various motorcycles around the world. Alex is a leader on the cutting edge in motorcycle adventure riding/exploring, contributing to major motorcycle magazines, working as a professional free-lance photographer for companies and well recognized brand names in the industry and collaborating in product development of prototype gear with testing and production. He currently runs the only motorcycle consulting business in the world for travel in Latin America where he occasionally runs tours
  His most famous expedition to date has been a 500 day solo round trip from Alaska to Argentina in 500 days raising money for the Children of Uganda in Africa.
Thanks to the success of his blogging, writing, and capturing of his own personal Motorcycle Diaries, he was able to document this epic adventure in a whole new interactive and in-depth way never captured before, through unique pictures, videos and viral YouTube films like, "The Modern Motorcycle Diaries". His body of work has been featured around the world in thousands of magazines, newspapers, international/national TV news and interviews. 

Magik Theatre Presents Rumpelstiltskin
February 21 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $15

The King has locked Gabby in a straw-filled room, with orders to spin gold or lose her head! When a crafty man with a secret name offers to help, Gabby makes him a promise she isn’t prepared to keep. Now gabby has three days to guess the man’s name. Can she do it before time runs out?
Best for children ages 4 to 10.

Now in its 20th season, The Magik Theatre is San Antonio's premiere professional family theatre, producing live stage versions of children's classic and contemporary literature. Since the first curtain came up in 1994, The Magik Theatre has served over 1.5 million people, including children from over 700 schools and groups in over 40 school districts throughout South and Central Texas.


Urban Cowboy (1980)
Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

Bud Davis is a country boy who moves to the Houston to stay with his uncle and find work.
Bud's aunt and uncle take him out to Gilley's, the local honky tonk, to show him a good time.  He loves it and makes it his usual nightly party spot. He gets a job at the refinery where his uncle works and meets Sissy, a local girl looking for her happily ever after. They fall in love and decide to get married. Marriage is a lot harder than either of them ever expected. Can these two grow up and make their love last or will others come between them and ruin their happy ending?

This COULD be fun!!!

The Newlywed Game and Comedy Night
Feb. 28 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door

VIP Boxes are $100 and seat 4
Join us for our very own "Newlywed Game" East Texas style! Four lucky couples will be chosen directly from the audience to participate in this live version of the old gameshow!

This show is not for the easily shocked or offended, but will be a lot of fun for a date night! The show will also feature the comedy of our very own Brandon Davidson, who will also MC the game. The winning couple will get a special prize!
Bring your Mr., Mrs. or your sweetie and play along and have a grown up night of fun and romance!

At University of Texas Cowan Theatre-One of my Favorite Authors!!
 Nicholas Sparks
February 5 at 7:30 pm
In 1994, rejected from both publishers and law schools, NICHOLAS SPARKS was a job-jumping
salesman who wrote in the evenings. In early 1995, and against all odds, his manuscript was discovered in the slush pile. By October, Warner Books famously paid a million dollars for an unknown story about a notebook. The rest, as they say, is history. Now with almost 80 million copies of his books in print, literary sensation NICHOLAS SPARKS is the author of 17 New York Times #1 bestselling books and a cultural phenomenon in his own right. Limited tickets to the post lecture reception are available. Persons attending the reception are invited to bring their favorite book for signing. For more info
UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center
3900 University Blvd
Tyler, Texas 75799
For questions...
903 566-7424
                                                        East Texas Garden Lecture Series
February 7- 8:30 a.m. 
3 floral designers will give quick lessons on floral arranging with arrangements being raffled at the end. Proceeds benefit East Texas Crisis Center
Registration 8:30 AM Program 9:00 AM
$15 ($45 for season pass to all six Lecture Series programs)
Contact:  Texas A&M Agrilife Extenstion Service-Smith County  903-590-2980

Annual Quilt-a-thon

Feb 7 at 9 a.m.

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 4900 Kinsey Drive, will be having it's Annual Quilt-a-thon on
Saturday, February 7th. from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  This event is free and open to the public.  If
you can tie a knot or just want to watch, come by.  For more info call 903-561-1865. or check us out on facebook.  All quilts will be donated to various non profit organizations. For more Info

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church 4900 Kinsey DriveTyler, Texas 75701


Rose City Classic Invitational Gymnastics Meet

Texas East Gymnastics is holding the 9th annual Rose City Classic Invitational Gymnastics Meet. The USAG sanctioned meet will have over 500 female gymnasts competing. Competitors are from all over Texas as well as surrounding states. The meet will include gymnastics Levels 2-10 as well as Xcel athletes and Elite gymnasts. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Foundation for Life: FitSTEPS for Life program.
UT Tyler Campus3900 University BlvdTyler, TX 75799Children (12 & under) $5/session or $10/weekendCost:  Adults $15/session or $25/weekend 903-566-7068     For questions...

Some Valentine's Day Ideas!!
  Love Under the Stars                                   Feb. 14 5 or 8 pm

Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served, followed by a live narrated performance of a fulldome sky show filled with romantic love, classical mythology, vast constellations, and sweeping visuals set to a classical score.  If weather permits, there will be outdoor, telescopic viewing afterwards.  Also included will be a lover’s gift basket and commemorative digital photos.  The event is for couples only.  Both must be over 21 years of age to attend.   Advanced tickets can be purchased online at or at the CESSE ticket counter during regular business hours.  Seating is very limited so buy now.  They are going fast!
For more info  
Center for Earth and Space Science Education
1327 South Baxter Avenue
Tyler, TX 75711

For questions...

ROCK'n Valentine's Festival featuring 

Bret Michaels


The Oil Palace - Tyler, Tx
Saturday, FEBRUARY 14, 2015
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Show starts at 7:30 PM 
STARTING AT $30  For More info            

              Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery

 Explosive! Thunderous! Epic! KODO, the taiko drumming pioneers from Japan, takes you on a voyage to the extraordinary, to a mysterious realm that lies in the beyond. Experience a performance that brings a wondrous and sacred world to the stage using the mystery created by folk artists since ancient times. Fusing the dynamism of taiko expression with the beauty and charm that lie within old-world rituals, KODO ONE EARTH TOUR: MYSTERY turns traditional Japanese music into a stunning spectacle and a vibrant expression of artistic excellence. KODO thoughtfully transforms the percussive drum songs and dances of Japan’s age-old celebrations, while pairing ancient pieces with new compositions from esteemed jazz pianists to kabuki masters.

For more info 
Cowan Center
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75701

For questions...
903 566-7424 

2015 East Texas Auto & Cycle Show Benefiting the East Texas Crisis Center

 The 2015 East Texas Auto & Cycle Show benefiting the East Texas Crisis Center will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary in February. The Silver Anniversary event will open at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler on Friday, February 20th at 4:00 p.m. and run through Sunday, February 22nd.Each year the show features a special collection of cars and this year’s collection will be a tribute to the classic movie, American Graffiti. The show will capture the movie’s theme “where were you in ‘62” with tribute cars spanning the 50’s decade through 1962 that were featured in the movie.The show brings in vehicles of all makes, from every decade, some very
rare, some from car enthusiasts who own vast collections of cars and some from those who have owned or purchased the one “dream car” from their youth.
This year we have even more Entertainment for Kids and Adults.Live entertainment will reflect the music of the same era featuring Matt and Megan Magill on Saturday and The Tyler All-Star Band with their special brand of 60’s rock & roll on Sunday. Recorded rock & roll music will play throughout the show along with recordings of Wolfman Jack who made a cameo appearance in the movie. Wolfman Jack was a gravelly voiced legendary rock & roll radio disc jockey in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Car Raffle

 Each year’s show features an exciting car donated by Tyler Ford to be raffled off at the close of the show. 2015 will be the twelfth year that David Irwin, with Tyler Ford, has donated a car to help raise proceeds for the East Texas Crisis Center.

Save the Date
February 20-22, 2015 and bring your best girl or guy and “stroll” down memory lane with us. All proceeds from the show help women and their children who seek services and shelter to escape family violence and abuse in the home.   For more Info

Harvey Convention Center
2000 W Front St
Tyler, TX 75702

For questions...

Most people have never heard of it...   yet those who have, believe it is a private paradise tucked away among the East Texas landscape. It is considered to be the best kept secret in East Texas. Mrs. Lee's Garden is a 816-acre tract of land that is drastically transformation every February and March. Each spring
the acreage becomes a golden haven of beauty. Millions of golden daffodils, scattered over approximately 28 acres, begin to bloom.  Visitors can see all the beauty by traveling along a four-mile trail that meanders around two lakes, between wooded valleys, and around a replica pioneer log cabin.  It is a sight that leaves visitors in absolute awe.
Within the boundaries of this 918-acre farm is a lesson of history, a sermon on the wonders of God's nature and much beauty for people to see.  Due to the hard work, patience and love of Mrs. Lee, for her God, her country and her fellowman, to be able to add to the beauty of nature for all to enjoy as much as she did.
The garden opens, depending on Mother Nature, around the middle of February and remains open through March or until the daffodils are no longer in bloom. The garden's ability to open depends upon two things:
  • Road conditions- it is closed when the roads are wet.
  • The garden's future ability to remain open depends upon the number of people who visit and register their attendance.
The garden is open during this time seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..  For Road Conditions and predicted blooming schedule, contact the Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Gardens directly at (903)845-5780 or email. 
When visiting please respect the beauty that is offered for your enjoyment.  Please do not sit on, walk on or pick the daffodils.  Please do not litter while you are here.   Thank you!
We will feature this again on the next blog--It is a MUST SEE!!

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown : The Broadway Musical

Date: February 25, 2015 - February 28, 2015

 Location: Wise Auditorium 

Cost: $5 general public, free for TJC studentsby composer and librettist Clark Gesner and lyricist John GordonStage Direction by Dr. David CrawfordMusic Direction by Andrea
TrentChoreography by Carolyn HannaGood grief! It’s Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole Peanuts crowd! Based on the popular comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical revival follows a day in the life of these iconic characters. It’s sure to delight both children and “former children” alike! 

Box OfficeTheatre TJC box office opens one week prior to performances. Box office hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays only throughout the run of performances.  903-510-22

 First Monday Trade days Again!! Yes at the end of February it is Feb 26 thru March 1! 
 T ALL BEGAN … in the 1850′s when the circuit judge stopped in Canton on the FIRST MONDAY of each month. This was the day the Judge held court. People from the area came to town on that day to conduct their business, stock their pantries and sit in on court proceedings … and watch a few “hangings”. History relates one incident where a man was hung for stealing his partner’s wagon of goods for trading. He is buried facing south (not east) in Hillcrest Cemetery by the First Monday grounds.

Quite naturally, many also brought their own goods, produce and livestock with them to sell or trade. This took place just off the west side of the courthouse square. Most history versions include the trading of wild hosrses, which were rounded up in the region and brought to Canton to sell.
By 1965, FIRST MONDAY had outgrown the Town Square, It was then that the City of Canton purchased six acres just two blocks north of the courthouse. FIRST MONDAY was moved off the square.
Originally, FIRST MONDAY only “happened” on the first Monday of each month. However, if you take a look NOW at the calendar, you will note that Monday has been excluded.
Even though the event goes from Thursday – Sunday, the name is now and will forever be known as: FIRST MONDAY TRADE DAYS.
  Well that about does it for now. This is by no means all that is going on-Tyler is full of live music venues all over town and there is so much more-
But in the meantime-don't forget to make your reservation soon-Valentines Day is coming up

  The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast
is where fires burn nightly and breakfast is served daily
 Until next time
Innkeeper Becca signing off!!




Saturday, December 20, 2014

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
   Hope everyone is having a great Christmas! It is now time to think about ringing in the New Year and all that entails! This blog will
be short and sweet. There is still plenty to do in the area-but January is usally a less busy time for special events. Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast is still a perfect spot to come and visit to just rest and relax-so don't forget that!!

A few "parties" and places open with bands in the area for new years eve-here are a few.

The New Year’s Eve Party! A Modern Masquerade!
Ring in the New Year with us! #CorksCrew #NYE2015
Live Music with Dustin Becker & The Kopastetic Band!
(The Best Band East Texas!)
Wear a Masquerade Mask, be Exciting & Mysterious! #Fun
Our entire staff will be Exciting, Mysterious & Fun!
Champagne toast at midnight!
Balloons, Party Favors, Noise Makers, Glow Sticks, Sparklers, & NYE Hats!
21+ after 9pm

Dress code will be strictly enforced: No shorts, flip-flops, ripped clothing, t-shirts, ball caps or any other inappropriate clothing. Dress to impress!  
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New Year's Eve Party Featuring The Elegant Few

December 31, 2014

Live Music

Ring in the New Year Lago del Pino Style!
8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Party with The Elegant Few
  • Enjoy Light Hors d’oeuvres
  • Fireworks Show at Midnight
$40 Per Person at the Door or $30 Presale Tickets at

                                                                 The Elegant Few

 New Years Eve Party In Tyler Texas

No Cover New Years Eve Party

Sports Zone Tyler Texas welcomes you to our New Years Eve Party December 31st starting at 9pm. With special guest DJ Aris in the mix playing the best of Dance , Top 40 , and Country. Also don't miss our champagne toast at midnight to bring in 2013 .If you have been to our Wednesday night parties and holiday parties you know you don't want to miss this. Remember this is a 21 and up event , if you have any questions are in need to reserve a table please call 903-266-9132
Downtown Tyler

Two interesting exhibits now at
Tyler Museum Of Art
Between the States &
The American Civil War's Impact on Tyler
through February 15, 2015
Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House Collection commemorates the 150th anniversary of the war and highlights the photographic processes of the period. Because photography was in its infancy and could not capture the action of the war, artists such as Mathew Brady and James Gardner relied upon their artistic sensibilities to create stirring images that brought the graphic, sobering reality of the war home to the American public like never before.

The American Civil War’s Impact on Tyler highlights the home front and frames the war from the perspective of Smith County. The local community sent their sons and brothers to the front, guarded Union prisoners at Camp Ford and manufactured weapons at the Tyler ordnance works on the Square.

Together, these exhibitions will honor the heritage of those who served and tell the story of a community at war through photographs, maps and historical artifacts. The TMA is proud to collaborate with the Goodman-LeGrand House & Museum, Smith County Historical Society, the University of Texas at Tyler and several private collectors to increase awareness of the technological, scientific and human impact of the

Guest curated by Letha Clair Robertson, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Tyler


Flow into the Mystic: Marriage and the Contemporary Artist
through February 1, 2015
The Lone Star State is home to phenomenal artists who create work that excites, challenges, and expands the minds of their audiences. Some of the most accomplished Texas artists live and work in East and North Texas. Just like the rest of us, they sometimes fall in love and marry.

When two artists marry, the art they produce either together or individually can be amusing or spiritual, vibrant or serene, but always connected in some way.

Flow into the Mystic features the work of six married couples – twelve artists who open their lives for us to share. The artists spotlighted are Jack and Vera Barnett, Gary and Daphne Hatcher, Sedrick and Letitia Huckaby, Benito Huerta and Janet Chaffee, Dewane and Alexis Serio Hughes, and James R. and Philana Oliphant Pace.

Jan. 3, 2015 12-6 pm
We’re excited to inspire you with the  All About Events Expo! Our shows are all about ideas, all about the fabulous interactive vendors, event trends, event decor & everything in between bringing you an EXPO that the name says it all... ALL About Events!
From vendor to vendor, from aisle to aisle you can build your event through every little detail. Events are all about the details and ALL About Events Expo knows details. Whether it's a Party, Quinceanera, Wedding, Grand Gala you'll find all the right vendors to help you.
Harvey Convention Center
2000 W Front St
Tyler, TX 75702
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 Tyler Community Concerts  Association presents
  January 13, 2015
SAXsational! featuring Rob Verdi - “Knowledge, background, history…entertaining. I can’t recommend the program enough.” – Director of Bands, St. George Utah •Community enrichment built into the show! •50 years of jazz and pop standards! One of the most beloved instruments in American culture takes center stage! Rob Verdi (“Side Street Strutters”) shares his rare and unusual instrument collection, along with five decades of songs and artists that have shaped the saxophone. Accompanied by local band or ensemble insures superior community engagement. January 13, 2015*
 Individual concert tickets are $30.00 and are available at the box office in Caldwell Auditorium 1 hour prior to the performance
Students Showing IDs at Box Office Can Purchase Their Tickets for $15.00
 Individual Tickets will be available here 1 week prior to the concert.
 Watching the cha-cha rattle on the television screen is one thing, but getting up close and live beneath the fringe, sequins, and booming sounds of Rumba bass is quite another! BALLROOM WITH A TWIST 2 brings a frenzy of sizzling dance moves by professional international dancers spanning the hot moves of Samba, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, and Jive. It is an evening of entertainment for the entire family, highlighted by stunning costumes, magnificent music and breathtaking performances that push the boundaries of ballroom dance, infusing it with the energy and intensity of the latest contemporary and “hip-hop” styles. Two of your favorite professionals from “Dancing with the Stars” will perform, so stay tuned for the announcement this fall. Expect perfect scores!
Cowan Center
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75701
For questions...
903 566-7424
 Dueling Fiddles with Natalie MacMaster

What is the difference between a violin and a fiddle?  You’ll learn the answer as classical and Celtic meet in this program featuring Celtic music superstar Natalie MacMaster and ETSO concertmaster Mark Miller.  Each performer will be featured in solo works with the ETSO and they will team up for a duet with ETSO.

January 17, 2015 , 7:30 p.m.
UT Tyler Cowan Center 

19th annual Gemstone and Jewelry Showcase

Jan 23-25, 2015

 The 19th annual Gemstone and Jewelry Showcase will be Friday through Sunday, Jan. 23-25 at the Tyler Rose Garden Center. The show is sponsored by the East Texas Gem and Mineral Society and will feature 11 dealers as well as educational displays, artisan lapidary demonstrations, fluorescent minerals and fossils. The finest dealers will offer items including gemstones, jewelry, minerals, fossils, geodes, rocks, cut and uncut precious stones, equipment, supplies, bead findings, stone art and much more. A special feature will be the nationally famous rock food table previously presented by National Rockhound Hall of Fame members Bill and Lois Pattillo. Door prizes will be drawn hourly and the silent auction table will have items available for bidding on Saturday and Sunday. The Wheel of Fortune game will have prizes for children. A grand prize drawing will also be held at the end of the show. Friday will feature demonstrations for students, including wire-wrapping, cabbing and more. The show will be open to the public 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday; Saturday hours are 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The Tyler Rose Garden Center is located at 420 S. Rose Park Dr. in Tyler. Won’t you please join the fun for the entire family and come out to the show? Perhaps you can add to your collection too. Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for Students and Scouts in uniform are free.

Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Center
420 Rose Park Drive
Tyler, Texas 75702
For questions...

At the 
                                                                                                                           The Month of January

  January 8 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7
Chad Gates, played by Elvis Presley, just got out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend. His father wants him to go to work at the Great Southern Hawaiian Fruit Company, but Chad is reluctant. So Chad goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency, but this may not be the cush job Chad thought it was!



An Evening in the Round with Linda Davis & Friends
January 9 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door
VIP Boxes for $125 and seat 4 people

Evening In The Round:  Starring Linda Davis, Lang Scott, and Bill Whyte

Three of Nashville’s most talented singer/songwriters bring a little taste of Music City to your hometown when they perform an Evening in the Round.  The intimate night of acoustic music, starring Grammy® award winner Linda Davis and hit songwriters Lang Scott and Bill Whyte, will be injected with hits, humor and a whole lot of down home appeal.

This enjoyable night of music will see each artist taking a turn at the microphone, playing songs and sharing the stories behind these hits. The audience can expect to hear some familiar tunes recorded by some of today’s hottest artists, as well as Whyte’s own brand of sometimes twisted but always funny songs.


January 15 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7
Having flunked graduation for a second time and needing cash to support his crabby (and thus unemployed) father, Danny Fisher takes a job as a singer in the King Creole nightclub - about the only joint around not run by smarmy crook Maxie Fields.He gets on pretty well with Fields' girl though, and all this plus his involvement with Fields' hoods and with innocent five-and-dime store assistant Nellie means Danny finds his world closing in on him.

 January 22 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

Race car driver Lucky Jackson, played by Elvis Presley, goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine for his car. Working as a waiter, he still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin, played by Ann Margaret.

Conversation opened. 2 messages. 2 messages unread.
Announcing the Second Annual

“Mozart and More” Chamber Music Concert
Sunday, January 25, 2015 ~ 4:00pm
Liberty Hall, 103 East Erwin Street, Tyler, Texas

Co-Artistic Directors are Donald W. Duncan and Judy B Biondni

Featured Performing Artists Are:
Claudia Carroll, Flute ~ Janel Hector, Harp ~ Holly Marsh, Vocal
Diana Norwood, Violin ~ Michael Thrasher, Clarinet
The Mount Vernon Quartet
Judy Wilkins, Jeffrey Ford and Judy Bridewell Biondini, Pianists

Music from the Renaissance to Rebecca Clarke
Mozart and More Mozart
Martinu, and Hindemith will be Performed

There will be a Champagne Reception in the Liberty Foyer
Serving Savory Hors d'oeuvres from 3:30 ~ 4:00pm
with Sweets Served during Intermission and after Performance

Valet Parking will be Provided for Your Convenience
both before Performance and after Reception
at the Theater's Front Entrance

We know you'll enjoy this Open to the Public at No Charge Concert!!

Texas Speaker Series Presents: Dave Carey
January 29 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15

VIP Boxes for $100 and seat 4 people
How do you deal with difficult times? Uncertainty? Challenges? Pressure of life? Dave Carey is an acclaimed motivational speaker, coach and author who brings joy,
 hope, wisdom, and encouragement to all with whom he has contact. Drawing from
 his experiences as a prisoner of war for five and a half years, he reminds his 
audiences of the power of the human spirit to triumph over adversity; 
- and that we always have choices.
Dave's message is real, entertaining, immediate, and challenging. He has
been motivating people around the world for the last 20 years, his 
clients have included IBM, Merck, 3M, Apple, Starbucks, and many, 
many others.
A graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy Dave was a carrier based

 pilot during the Vietnam War. After his plane was shot down, he
 was a POW in Hanoi for 5 and 1/2 years. His military honors
 include the Legion of Merit, five Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service medals,
 the Purple Heart, eight Air Medals and the Navy Commendation Medal. After returning 
 from Vietnam, he held three positions as a Commanding Officer , and served as the
Director of the Navy's Leadership and Management Training program. He retired from
 the Navy with the rank of Captain and resides in Georgetown, Texas.

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