Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn_Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
We all know it is hot in East Texas-especially during the Dog Days of
Summer-but let's admit that this year has been pretty nice-no 100+ days
yet and even a cool front coming through in the middle of July!!
Toward the end of July and going into August-believe it or not-there
is alot of "getting ready" for back to school!!
And, of course, last minute get aways-before school begins-
thus there are not a whole lot of special events in the area-
the blog I am posting will give you dates for the next two -Canton First Monday weekends-some of the events we know of through the middle of
September-and then, as we usually do in this blog-features of some of the places in the area that you may want to visit when you stay at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast.

This is always fun!

East Texas Wedding Extravaganza

2014     July 27 12:30 pm

Wonderful prizes and vendors present with show specials for anyone planning an event, or a wedding.  They want to make YOUR WEDDING DAY the best day that it can be!Bring your fiancé to double your chances to win great prizes, bring your family to include them in your decision making and/or bring you bridesmaids to make some memories.  .You don't want to miss it! Best Bridal Show In East Texas!For more information, please call 903-570-0364. For more info click here       http://www.easttexasweddingextravaganza.com/



For over 150 years Canton, Texas has welcomed Shoppers to the World Famous First Monday Trade Days. FindThatVendor.com is your First Monday "Fone" Book online, helping you find the bargains you're shopping for at Canton Trade Days. Discover the merchants at the Grand Daddy of all Flea Markets, Canton First Monday Trade Days! Known worldwide as that "Canton Flea Market", First Monday Trade Days got it's name in the 1850's as the Circuit Judge came to the County Seat on the First Monday of every month. Swapping and trading just naturally sprang up around the Courthouse Square the weekend before Court on Monday. First Monday was moved to it's present location in 1965 and now up to 7500 vendors gather in Canton, Texas every month to display their wares from "apparel to zithers".


It's a world class event attracting the very best competitive pilots from across the United States and the world.
Considered by many of the pilots that compete at the Great Texas Balloon Race to be the best run event on the circuit, the Great Texas Balloon Race earned Longview the official designation as "The Balloon Capital of Texas" by the Governor of Texas in 1985.

In 2013 Gregg County was proclaimed "The Balloon Race Capital of Texas" by the 83rd Texas Legislature.
Balloon Flights begin the National event on Tuesday morning with a flight over the City of Longview and continue each morning through Sunday over Kilgore, Longview and East Texas Regional Airport. Launch and landing sites change each day as they are always determined by wind and the weather.
Balloon Glows on Friday and Saturday night entertain crowds with an awesome display of color and excitement. One of the most popular things to do at the event as the public is able to get up close and watch how balloons are inflated and operate.
Live Concerts: 
Friday, August 1st is Roger Creager and Saturday, August 2nd is Tracy Lawrence. 
Kids Land is a safe restricted area for children that requires a small separate entry fee. Activities and attractions differ from year to year but it is always a fun time.
Vendors display their arts, crafts and other merchandise in booths lined up along an improvised midway.
Food Vendors make sure there is always enough to eat and drink during the day and evening.
  Takes place July 29th - August 3rd

Southern Gospel Concert    Sunday Aug. 3 6PM


 Come join with us for an exciting concert with The Southern Plainsmen.  Let's Praise the Lord and have a great time as this talented and dedicated group shares the love of Jesus Christ!  Bring a friend - Christians can have fun too! Call 903-592-6364 for more info.

A Couple of cooking opportunities

 Cooking Heart to Heart

Join us at 10 am the first Thursday of the month, in the Whitney Cafe seating area of the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital to learn about heart healthy cooking with heart healthy ingredients! Trinity Mother Frances nutritionists and chefs will be on hand to instruct and demonstrate delicious dishes that are also great for you! Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your cooking skills and your health...

Aug 7 10 AM  

Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital

800 E. Dawson
Tyler, TX 75703
For questions...
City of Tyler Presents "New Orleans Cuisine"
Start Date/Time: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:00 PM 

End Date/Time: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:00 PM

Guest Chef: Jack Lewis, Rick's and Danny Cace, Reinhard Foods;
Details: Adult Class; "New Orleans Cuisine," receive recipes and enjoy a meal.
Cost: $15 per person; pre-registration required and space is limited.
For more information please call Debbie Isham at (903) 531-1214.

Welcome to the JBF East Texas/Tyler Sale - Aug 7-9, 2014 at Tyler Fairgrounds!
Celebrating our FIRST Successful year here in East Texas!!! Happy Birthday JBF East Texas/Tyler!
  Welcome to JBF East Texas/Tyler!!  You won't want to miss the BEST children's and maternity consignment sale, where you can find some of the most incredible new and gently used items for your growing families!  Once you see how much you can save at JBF, you won't want to miss another sale!  Make plans now to join us to celebrate our first year in East Texas!
Don't Miss our Fall (ALL SEASON SALE) upcoming! We will be celebrating our FIRST BIRTHDAY on Thursday night, August 7th!  Website is http://easttexas.jbfsale.com/homeView.jsp
        location is
East Texas State Fairgrounds
2112 W Front St.
Tyler, Texas 75702        
For questions...  903-275-5630 or 903-597-2501

Phil Wickham in Concert

 Phil Wickham is coming to Dayspring UMC in Tyler! Friday, August 8 @ 07:00pm!
$15 Online
$30 VIP (meal, Q/A with Phil, ticket)

For more information, call Aaron Laird, at 903-581-0550.

In August At The 

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 1971
August 9 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $7
 A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.

Edwin McCain in concert
August 16 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are: $35 rows A-E; $30 rows D-K; Balcony rows AA-CC are $25 and DD-EE are $20
VIP Boxes are $200 and seat 4 per box
Edwin McCain’s voice is everywhere.  At any given moment, a radio station is playing one of his songs.  An American Idol hopeful is belting out “I’ll Be.”  A newlywed couple is dancing to “I Could Not Ask for More.” There’s Edwin singing the National Anthem before the Atlanta Braves and the Dodgers play for the pennant.  Before a NASCAR race at Talladega.  And at the NBA Finals.  We hear him in over 100 concert halls throughout the country every year, and that’s not even counting the performances at the Super Bowl Village and fundraisers for Habitat for Humanity, the Wildflower Camp Foundation, Kyle Petty’s Victory Junction Gang and so many more. McCain’s innate ability to write and perform songs that somehow every listener claims as their own has made him one of the most enduring and downright likable entertainers of our generation.

The New York Times dubs Edwin the “great American romantic,” and his fans do certainly agree but it’s the FUN that brings them back to his concerts every single time he comes through town.  Edwin roars through soulful renditions of his songs, tosses in irrepressible vintage R&B rhythms and turns his concerts into parties.  His between-song-banter is more stand-up than rock star, drawing as many laughs as cheers.

“It’s not about chart positions or record sales or anything like that,” insists the man with 11 albums, a wall of platinum and gold albums that have sold in the millions, and reams of Top 10, 20 and 40 hits, “it just has to do with people coming together and sharing a moment, that's it.  And that’s all I ever wanted to do. I just love that moment in the small club and bar where every single person in there has a moment where it’s silent and they get it and it’s beautiful, that moment where the music that’s coming off the stage is much more than the players and much more than the audience and something happens and you’re sitting there and your hair stands up. That’s it, man. I love it.”
Opening for Edwin McCain is "Michealis"
 Michaelis is made up of Meagan, Mallory and Madeline—their surname doubles as their band name—the group has been winning over audiences throughout its native Texas since youngest member Madeline was only 5 years old. “They’d sneak me through the back door of the honky-tonk and then I had to leave right after the show,” says Madeline.

 Now all grown up, the girls spent the past two years collaborating with visionary Nashville producer Dave Brainard (Jerrod Niemann, Brandy Clark) on their debut album, a collection of songs that marries the traditional country their father played for them while growing up with the ’90s

showmanship of artists like Garth Brooks, Shania Twain and, another Texas trio, the Dixie Chicks.

With harmonies as tight as their sisterly bond and a sexy, swaying sound all their own, Michaelis is a breath of fresh air in an often stifled and male-heavy musical environment. 

“There is no fabrication going on with our songs. It’s very much us and we’re part of their creation. Our songs are about love, our faith and how we see the world—and how we wish other people would see the world,” says Meagan, 25, who sings lead. Raven-haired Mallory, 21, rocks the rhythm guitar and, as the heart of the band, lays down the group’s signature low harmonies, while 18-year-old Madeline is the trio’s multi-instrumentalist, playing lead guitar, mandolin and nearly anything with strings, while providing a near-angelic high harmony.
  “I hope people can admire the love in our family and our relationship when they hear our music, because we’re best friends,” Mallory says. “We’d like that to speak to people.” 
Last but not least-Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters 1984
August 23 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $7
 Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

First Monday Trade days in August are August 28-Sept 1!!
Here is something unique and fun-it will get you out on one of our beautiful lakes
 Cap'n Morgan's Cruises 903-530-5305

A family- owned and operated business, Cap'n Morgan's Cruises has been touring Lake Palestine for over 10 years. We know Lake Palestine, the safe areas, the wildlife, the fishing, and the history of this secluded pearl of East Texas.
Whether you're looking for an afternoon excursion, a vacation or something special like a family reunion, we've got the gear and expertise to help you enjoy the great outdoors.

Your Cap'n is here to serve you and your family or friends. We supply Coast Guard approved safety equipment including flotation devices for all sizes and ages. We'll brief you on lake features, and you tell your Cap'n what you'd like to do. You are in charge of the tour! Sight see,
swim, fish, tube, learn to drive!

Seasonal  Specials

Summertime is party time! Special rates for 4-hour tours and 2-hour Sunrise or Sunset tours. Winter season features Wildlife and birding tours as well as "learning tours" for teachers of ecology, biology, and history

Another Venue
Tours of Tyler
The possibilities are many. Historic walking or driving tours, shopping tours and 
haunted tours!! You decide or combine some together. Click on the link above.
Stay tuned-because they are sponsoring a Comic Con in October that will be so great!!

So our next blog will be in a few weeks-it will be short and sweet-then this blogger will take a
break for a couple of weeks and be back with some great HAPPENINGS-to start the Fall!!
So stay tuned and check back often  AND don't forget
 Innkeeper Becca signing off!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
The 4th of July is almost here! They say that it marks the middle of summer-hard to believe! Seems like summer just started (: Anyway, it has been pretty nice so far-just a few dog days. We have had some nice rain-so that helps keep it cool  and comfortable. We enjoy laying in the hammocks up in the "hang out" room at the top of the Barn-also known as the game room. You should come check it out!! Anyway-here are a few of the happenings in the area the next few weeks.

First-just so you know-I am overlapping a bit with the last blog-so check out the great movies being shown at
It is such a great theatre!!
And speaking of downtown-Main Street Tyler this!  Thin it will be lots of fun!! June 28 6-10pm

Tickets available at: Gallery Main Street, Tyler

click here to order online


Is your child going to Camp this year?

Pine Cove, Sky Ranch, Rockin C

Just to mention a few. Rosevine Inn is a great place to spend the night before the drop-off or pick-up!!

Another new venue I just learned about


Coming Soon:  June 19 -22 at Tyler Rose Trade Days/Flea Market on Hwy 69N conveniently located about halfway between the Loop in Tyler &  I-20 in Lindale. Lots of Vendors, Lots of Fun, Drawings for Prizes Vendors Wanted/Customers Needed Come out & enjoy a Family friendly event with plenty of bargains We are a Tyler Welcome Center for Tyler Chamber of Commerce, BBB Accredited with Gold Star Achievement 2013-2104, and an East Texas Food Bank donation center.  Come prepared to help feed the hungry in our community. You'll be blessed & so will they.Always the Third Monday weekend!

FUNKY JUNK ROUNDUP is a one day shopping extravaganza featuring a unique blend of handcrafted art & crafts, vintage finds & inspiration, one of a kind items, antique décor, hand painted furniture, rusty-chippy-shabby-reloved & refunked JUNK, bling & glam boutiques, sparkly jewels and FABuLOUS JUNKTIQUES for your creative soul! 
Put some JUNK in your trunk™ Y’all!
 Harvey Convention Center

2000 W Front St
Tyler, TX 75702
For questions...
At the Liberty!!

"American as Apple Pie"
July 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 adults and $10 for children

Please join us for a celebration "As American as Apple Pie". We will celebrate this patriotic holiday reminiscing with the Tyler Big Band.

The Tyler Big Band has existed, in one form or another, for more than 40 years. It continues today more

musically adept and up-to-date. The Band is made up of 18 members -- 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 4 rhythm and a vocalist. 

The TBB is grounded in the musical genre which was usual and abundant in the era in which “big bands” originated, developed, and became the dominant musical force in radio, theaters, movies, dance halls, and eventually, television. TBB’s repertoire is extensive. A wide variety of musical styles includes swing, ballads, Latin, blues, and waltzes.  Most of the tunes are from that “golden age” of Big Bands, and many have been updated so as to reflect the passage of time. You can expect to hear tunes associated with Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmie Dorsey, and others.
Come and enjoy a special evening of patriotic tunes and a program full of surprises.

We will also have an apple pie baking contest! Anyone you know that can make an awesome apple pie can enter. We will award for "best crust", "best appearance" and "best flavor". The overall winner will get a "Perfect Pastry" class for four with Chef Simon Webster at Sabor a Pasion Estate & Vineyard. The entry fee is $25. Go to www.etso.org for more information on how to enter the contest.
 Winners will be announced at the concert and pie and ice cream for all at the Mainstreet Gallery down the street. Fun for everyone!

Sounds like a fun and Yummy evening!!.
Fireworks this year in Tyler will  be a day late!! So come see the show on July 5th!

Tyler Independence Day Fireworks Show

 The Tyler Independence Day fireworks show will be held on Saturday, July 5, at Lindsey Park at dark.  Concessions will be available beginning at 2PM.

 Just have to feature this again-it lasts a whole month-from the end of June through the end of July! It is so great!

Click here for the home page

Check out our last blog for more info, too!!

Also In Tyler in July

Thu, Jul 10 at 7:30pm  Fri, Jul 11 at 7:30pm  Sat, Jul 12 at 7:30pm   Sun, Jul 13 at 2:00pm            Thu, Jul 17 at 7:30pm  Fri, Jul 18 at 7:30pm  Sat, Jul 19 at 7:30pm   Sun, Jul 20 at 2:00pm         Thu, Jul 24 at 7:30pm  Fri, Jul 25 at 7:30pm  Sat, Jul 26 at 7:30pm   Sun, Jul 27 at 2:30pm

Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and "downtown" rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show.[1] When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters, such as Corny Collins (The show's singing host who shares Tracy's liberal political views) and Velma Von Tussle (The villainous producer of the show who does everything in her power to further her daughter's career and destroy Tracy's and Corny's). She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s.

Ticket Price:  $20.00  Click here for the web site

Reception for Movements of the Mind exhibit

At The Gallery Mainstreet!

Join us to celebrate the grand opening of Gallery Main Street’s Diversity fine art exhibit. The event will feature music, refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artists. It’s free and open to the public, so make plans now to attend.!!   July 12 at 5:30

Movies in July at the Liberty

The Goonies 1985
July 12 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $7
A group of kids set out on an adventure in search of pirate treasure that could save their homes from foreclosure.

The Dark Crystal 1982
July 19 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $7

 On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world.

 The Best for last!!
The Wizard of Oz 1939
July 26 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $7

 Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

We did not mention Canton First Monday Trade Days which falls on The 4th of July weekend this year.
July 3-6. Always a fun shopping Mecca!!

So enjoy your middle of summer fun and Include the Rosevine Inn in your plans-Fires will not be burning
nightly at this time! But the legendary breakfast will be served daily ***
Until Next Time!
Innkeeper Becca signing off           

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
June is about to bust out all over!! End of school and Summer fun is on the way. What better way to enjoy the summer than to include a stay at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast. The barn and backyard await you. There is a net up for volleyball and badminton, a court set up behind the barn for washers, horseshoes, or bocce ball-and then all the games available in the barn! Or just spend a lazy summer day in the hammock or sun porch upstairs. Whatever your pleasure. Here are a few things happening in the are the end of may and the month of June for the times you have to break away from the Inn.

This looks like a lot of fun and it is for a good cause~

Then the weekend also includes
May 29th thru June 1st-we talked about this in the previous blog!!
At the Tyler Rose Garden

IDEA Gardening Series

June 3 at noon Succulents

The IDEA Gardening Series is an informative lecture series covering gardening topics suitable for a particular month. The lectures are held on the patio in the IDEA garden, which is located in the southeast corner of Tyler’s Rose Garden starting at noon. There is limited seating.  You may want to bring a lawn chair for your comfort. The lecture will run for about 30 minutes followed by a question and answer session.

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

At the Tyler Museum of Art

The Exhibit by Scott M Lieberman  First Friday Tour on June 6th

Scott M. Lieberman, M.D.: At the Vantage Point represents the first-ever solo museum exhibition of Lieberman’s photography. This exhibition brings together more than 90 images representing Lieberman’s body of work as a photojournalist with the Associated Press and numerous publications, encompassing a broad spectrum of subject matter including celebrity portraits, sporting events, nature tableaus and aerial photography.

This exhibition, organized by the TMA and guest curated by photographer Robert Langham, displays Lieberman’s ability to combine the fundamentals of photography with his acute sense of being “in the right place at the right time” to create a memorable image.

We will talk more about this in the next blog-but tickets can be purchased now so we HAVE to mention it because it is so great!!

2014 Season

 Tickets on sale to TSF Guild Members on Wednesday, May 21.

Tickets on sale to the general public on Saturday, May 24.


by William Shakespeare June 26; July 3, 5, 11*, 13*, 18, 20, 24*, 26*


by Michael Frayn
June 27; July 4,*, 6*, 11, 13, 17*, 19*, 24, 26


by William Shakespeare
June 28; July 4, 6, 10*, 12*, 17, 19, 25*, 27*


books and lyrics by Alan J. Lerner / music by Frederick Lowe
June 29; July 3*, 5*, 10, 12, 18*, 20*, 25, 27

a children’s show

July 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 at 10:00 AM

 *Matinee performances 2:00 PM. Evening performances at 7:30 PM
Tickets on sale to TSF Guild Members May 21st and the general public May 24th. Ticket Office 903.983.8601. Tickets on-line www.TexasShakespeare.com


 At the Liberty! 

Some Like it Hot 1959
  Thursday, June 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Really Funny MovieTo Have and to Have Not 1944
Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 online Expatriate American Harry Morgan helps to transport a Free French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sexy lounge singer. 
Third Annual East Texas Comedy Festival
 June 13 & 14 at 8 p.m.
Starring Jimmy Pardo, Frank Caeti, Susan Messing, Daryl Felsberg, Card 53 and the
winner of the "Funniest Comic in East Texas" (TBD on April 26 at Liberty)
17 and up only please
Online Tickets are $25 per night or $40 for both nights.  
Tickets at the door $30 per night or $55 for both
VIP Boxes are available to purchase for $150 per night and seat up to four people
College Student Discount with College ID for $15 per night or $25 for both nights

The Third Annual East Texas Comedy Festival Sets Massive Lineup of Comedy Talent 
The Conan O’Brien Show, MADtv, Reno 911, Key and Peele, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and That 70’s Show are just a handful of credits the headliners of the Third Annual East Texas Comedy Festival bring to the stage of Liberty Hall on June 13th and 14th for a weekend of comedy with an edge! 

Friday June 13th will feature Stand-up comedy: 

Local favorite Brandon Davidson will host a night of standup comedy starting at 8 pm and worthy of a Comedy Central Special featuring Daryl Felsberg and headliner Jimmy Pardo from The Conan O’Brien Show. Friday will also feature the winner of "The Funniest Comic in East Texas 2014".

This year we are adding a special late night show, starting at 11pm. This comedy will not be for "the faint at heart" this is the grown folks show......if you like sweet, clean comedy then - stay away from the Liberty starting at 11 p.m. on Friday!

Our Start
Standup Headliner: Jimmy Pardo 
Jimmy Pardo spends nearly his entire set interacting with, and making fun of, his audience. Everything he observes or thinks, he immediately scans to find the funny. Jimmy's raucous-but-smart weekly podcast, Never Not Funny, is the No. 2 paid podcast hosted by a comedian, and was voted by iTunes and USA Today as one of the top podcasts of 2006 and 2007. His guest list reads like a Who's Who of comedy. Conan O'Brien, Richard Lewis, Patton Oswalt, and Sarah Silverman have all been guests. 

 Jimmy continues to headline at some of America's top comedy clubs and currently works as Conan O'Brien's opening act on Conan, where he warms the studio audience up before the show and he did the same for Conan on The Tonight Show. In addition to providing content for Teamcoco.com and appearing on the show in sketches or as a frequent guest, Jimmy recently filled in as Conan's sidekick for several shows. He has performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He had his own half-hour special, Comedy Central Presents Jimmy Pardo. He hosted National Lampoon's Funny Money on the Game Show Network, and was the co-host of AMC's Movies at Our House for four seasons. He has hosted episodes of VH1's The Surreal Life and Love Lounge and NBC's Late Friday.

Saturday night we will feature Improv Comedy: 
The night of all things made up will bring a night of improv madness not for the easily offended. Kicking off at 8 pm is Card 53, who just recently added members of Dallas’s Fourth Wall Comedy. Then "Alice and Edward" will get a one-word suggestion to inspire a series of scenes never performed before. Performed and done completely off the cuff exploring characters and relationships much like an improvised sitcom.

Improv Headliner: "Alice and Edward"

Alice & Edward are the middle names of Susan Messing and Frank Caeti. Susan lives in Chicago, Frank lives in Los Angeles. They perform long form improvisation together anytime they are in the same city. 

Frank Caeti, is an alumnus of The Second City Chicago where his credits include: National
Touring Company, two resident company stages (Chicago E.T.C. & Las Vegas), Reverie (a nonverbal sketch comedy show), and Twist Your Dickens at the Kirk Douglas Theater. He can be described as a versatile actor who surprises audiences with his physicality and heartfelt vulnerability. Caeti was a series regular on FOX’s long running sketch show MADtv. Other TV credits include: Key and Peele, Reno 911, NCIS, The Jay Leno Show, and over forty commercials.

His regional theater credits include: La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, and Laguna Playhouse. Frank is one half of the acclaimed duo, FrankenMatt with former Saturday Night Live writer Matt Craig. He regularly performs in LA at UCB, iO West, and Second City Hollywood.

The Chicago Tribune said of Caeti,
"astonishingly deft at range of characters...a future rock star of comedy."
 Susan Messing is a New Jersey native and graduate of Northwestern University’s Theatre School. She has been an improviser and comedian for over twenty-five years and is one of the most fearless performers in the history of improvisation. She is is an alumna of the iO Theatre, Second City’s Mainstage, and a founding member of Chicago’s infamous Annoyance Theatre.

Susan created and has taught her curriculum at iO and iO West, The Annoyance Theatre, The Second City, and around the country. Susan is an adjunct instructor for DePaul University, The University of Chicago, and The School at Steppenwolf.

Her standup act with her puppet, Jolly, was featured at the HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and NBC’s Late Fridays. Her most impressive bit movie role was as a bad stripper in a halo brace in Let’s Go to Prison! You can see her every Thursday night in her critically acclaimed show, Messing with a Friend, now in its seventh year at The Annoyance Theatre. She has been delighted to participate in the TBS Just For Laughs Festival every year since its Chicago debut.

WHEW!!!! We are thrilled to have these rock stars of comedy right here in Tyler, Texas! This is a do not miss!

Thanks to Jamey Whitley who created and produced the East Texas Comedy Festival - now in it's third year!

 Ever wanted to be a comedian?

Comedy Workshops 2014
Saturday, June 14
Workshops are $50 per session or $90 for both

 Saturday 10am-1pm with Frank Caeti 

The Complete Scene (Class Size max: 14 Students)

The foundation of great improvisation is scenes with strong relationships. In this workshop, Frank will provide a simple structure to help participants learn how to create a complete improvised scene with a beginning, middle and end. The focus will be on improvising two-person scenes utilizing emotion, character, and point of view to discover funny and wonderful relationships. (Previous improv training is recommended for this class)

Frank Caeti is an alumnus of The Second City Chicago where his credits include: National Touring Company, two resident company stages (Chicago e.t.c. & Las Vegas), Reverie (a nonverbal sketch comedy show), and Twist Your Dickens at the Kirk Douglas Theater. He was a series regular on the FOX’s long running sketch show MADtv. Other tv credits include: Key and Peele, Reno 911, NCIS, The Jay Leno Show, and over forty commercials. His regional theater credits include: La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, and Laguna Playhouse. Frank is one half of the acclaimed duo, FrankenMatt with former Saturday Night Live writer Matt Craig. He regularly performs in LA at UCB, iO West, and Second City Hollywood.

Saturday 2pm-5pm with Susan Messing

Group Pretty (Class Size Unlimited)

Improvisation is an active art, not a bunch of people standing around arguing with each other. This workshop is designed to make your team look visually stunning. Stage Picture, Flying Safety, and elements of Story Theatre and Symmetry will have you off the back wall and make you and your friends look awesome.
 Susan Messing, a NJ native and graduate of Northwestern University’s Theatre School, has been an improviser and comedian for over twenty-five years. She is an alumna of the iO Theatre, Second City’s Mainstage, and a founding member of Chicago’s infamous Annoyance Theatre. Susan created and has taught her curriculum at iO and iO West, The Annoyance Theatre, The Second City, and around the country. Susan is an adjunct instructor for DePaul University, The University of Chicago, and The School at Steppenwolf. Her standup act with her puppet, Jolly, was featured at the HBO/US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and NBC’s Late Fridays. Her most impressive bit movie role was as a bad stripper in a halo brace in Let’s Go to Prison! You can see her every Thursday night in her critically acclaimed show, Messing with a Friend, now in its seventh year at The Annoyance Theatre. She has been delighted to participate in the Just For Laughs Festival every year since its Chicago debut.
More Movies!! 

Rope 1948
Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7                                                                 Seems very dark!!

Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

One of my favs!!

E.T. the Extra-terrestrial 1982
Saturday, June 21 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $5 online and $7 at the door

  A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.


Citizen Kane 1941
Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7


Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Always lots of Fun and Tyler is a great place to stay to go to this festival!!

At the end of June arrives the 4Th of July!! What Already!!   Lots of parades and festivals-we will feature those and much more in the next blog so check back soon---and in the meantime
at Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast
Fires will burn nightly-until it gets too HOT!! but
Breakfast will be served daily!!

Until next time
Innkeeper Becca-signing Off!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
Guess we have been so busy-got behind on the blog post! Sorry about that. Will try to do better!!
Activities abound in Tyler and surrounding areas always. Here we try to feature a few of them-but you know there is plenty to do if you just want to hang out at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast. Come check it out!
Okay here are some fun things to do and see and do!

May 15 Through  18
Suppose you're an attractive high school girl and you're not only a member of a large and unique family but your father is, in fact, one of the great pioneers of industrial efficiency.
Then suppose he decides, for no apparent reason, to apply his unorthodox methods to you and to the rest of your big family. The results are terribly embarrassing, funny and—it must be admitted—extremely effective! To Anne, however, the chief effect seems to be that of making them seem ridiculous to everyone else at school—especially to the boys!
Dad pushes ahead with better organization for his large and delightful family. He puts up a chart for the young people to initial after completing each household task, uses a rung as an imaginary bathtub to demonstrate how to take a really efficient bath and appoints a utilities officer to levy fines on wasters of electricity. While the situations are often uproarious, there's a serious reason. Dad has a heart condition which he's keeping secret. The children don't understand them.
Anne, the oldest, rebels. Both Dad and she are miserable at the lack of understanding between them. Then in a deft and moving scene, Dad becomes aware of how much Anne has grown up.
Performances at The Tyler Civic Theatre
 400 Rose Park Drive    Tyler, TX 75702     http://tylercivictheatre.com/
For questions...

Rose City Farmer's Market
Now open until September                                                                              on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in several locations in Tyler                                                The East Texas Fairgrounds (just one short mile from The Rosevine Inn), out the old Jacksonville Highway across from Fresh and on the mall parking lot.  Featuring the best in locally grown produce, local artists, and local music. We are a vibrant community marketplace promoting fresh, healthy, local foods grown within 75 miles of the market, handcrafted art and artisan products, local music, sustainable living, education, and entertainment.                                                

  No Hungry Children Benefit Festival                    The third annual No Hungry Children Benefit Festival is set for May 17 at Tyler’s Bergfeld Park. There will be bounce houses, food, face painting, dunking booth, and a silent auction. Please bring three non-perishable food items to be distributed locally through St. Paul Children’s Foundation

.East Texas Garden Lecture Series                         SAVING WATER WITH DRIP – DRIP IRRIGATION BASICS AND APPLICATIONS

Date:  May 17, 2014

Location:  Tyler Rose Garden Center and IDEA Garden, 420 Rose Park Drive

Time: 8:30 a.m. Registration; 9 a.m.
Details:  Come to this morning program where Dr. Dotty Woodson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Water Specialist from Dallas, and Brad McCullough, Licensed Irrigator with Ewing Irrigation, will explain, and then show, how a drip irrigation system can be easily installed to save you time and money. Part of the program will be in the IDEA Garden in the Tyler Rose Garden where they will show how easily an existing spray irrigation section can be retrofitted and converted to a drip system

Cost: $15 (or $45 for a season pass to all seven Lecture Series programs).

Contact:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Smith Co office.
Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Center
420 Rose Park Drive
Tyler, Texas 75702
For questions...
903-590-2980    903-670-3302 

 Texas Rebellion Benefit Concert  


A benefit concert is being presented for cancer patient Sheila Draper. The concert features Texas Rebellion, and is set for Saturday, May 17, from 6-8 p.m. at Tyler’s Liberty Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $20 per person - cash only. All proceeds will go to Sheila to help pay her medical expenses.

 Liberty Hall
110 W. ErwinTyler, Texas 75702 http://www.libertytyler.com
For questions...  903595-7274

Would like to Congratulate all graduating seniors from the area high schools and colleges in the East Texas area. May your lives be fulfilling and happy! 

16th Annual Salute to the Armed Forces

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 23, 24 & 25

Palestine Depot

This year’s event has been expanded to three days and will feature the travelling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall and its accompanying Cost of Freedom Tribute. At 80% the size of the original wall in our nation’s capital, this replica contains every name engraved on the original. The purpose of this annual event is to pay tribute to all branches and all eras of service to our country.

The Patriot Train departs at 10am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm each day for a short, (approximately 1-hour) roundtrip run to the Jarvis Wye and back.

Tickets are:
Lone Star Premium Price - $30 for adults, $20 for children 2-12 (children under age 2 ride for free!) and $27 for seniors.  
Standard Price - $20 for adults, $15 for children 2-12 (children under age 2 ride for free!) and $18 for seniors. 

*We want to honor those who have served or are currently serving in the military with a FREE ride on this special train that will be decked out in red, white and blue!     Book Now by clicking here                             

                         Annual Memorial Weekend Concert

Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
1st Presbyterian Church - 230 Rusk Street - Tyler, TX

May 29 through June 1
Always a shoppers dream!! And The Rosevine Inn is THE best
place to rest after a long day of shopping and walking (:
What started more than a century ago as a flea market has become home to some of the most exciting, cutting-edge home furnishings, antiques and collectibles that can be found anywhere. Over the past 150 years, lots of things have changed in the Original First Monday Park; but the genuine, down-home human relationships between vendors and shoppers are the reason people keep coming back. This is a place where you can slow down, visit and ask questions, talk to collectors and antique dealers and meet the artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind items.
Learn more about the history of this Texas landmark. Then, make plans to join us for the next Trade Days weekend and enjoy a shopping experience like none other.

Summer is approaching quickly! Make a stay at
Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast
a must do this year!!

Because here
Fires Burn nightly (until it gets too hot!!)
Breakfast is served daily

Until next time
Innkeeper Becca signing off