Friday, April 3, 2015

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

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
The weather is perfect!The absolute best time of the year for outdoor activities, including dining, listening to
music, relaxing at The Rosevine Inn and so much more. In this blog we feature a few things to do in the area when you are in the Tyler area. We hope you will enjoy yourselves when you are here! Lets get started telling you why you need to be here through the first of May!

Two runs in one day-You will have to choose-both sound great!

Kiepersol Estates Vineyards & Winery    

Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 8am | Tyler, Texas Info at http://www.texaswineseries.com/Kiepersol.asp

 Half Marathon and 5 K

 Prepare to be amazed by the lush 61 acres of vineyards, some of which you will be running right through to complete your Half Marathon or 5K. There will be on course restroom facilities as well as hydration stations (which includes electrolytes) per 1.5 miles. After the race, there will be a Food & Wine After Party where runners will have wine, cheese, fruit, and other foods to replenish after their run. For more information about the race             OR

 More info at http://www.tylerrunforautism.org/

UT Tyler Patriot Singers and Brook Hill Concert

April 11 at 6 PM 
High School Invitational Concert, featuring the music of the Brook Hill Guard Choir and the Tyler Patriot Singers. Concert location
First Presbyterian Church 230 W Rusk St.Tyler, TX 75701

For questions...
jnewman@uttyler.edu
(903) 566-7450

April 14 at 6:30 pm
Treat yourself to delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from Tyler’s leading restaurants and enjoy live entertainment and cooking competitions at Tyler’s premier culinary event.  Net proceeds provide funds for community projects, educational programs and scholarships.  Learn more and purchase tickets at www.tasteoftyler.com.  Advance tickets, also available at Smith County Dairy Queens and other participating restaurants, are $20.00 and door tickets are $25.00.   Sponsor admission is at 6:00 PM and general admission at 6:30 PM at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front Street in Tyler.  Co-hosted by Tyler Sunrise Rotary Club and East Texas Restaurant Association.

UT Tyler Jazz Ensemble Concert

UT Tyler Jazz Concert - April 16, 2015 at 7:30 in the University Center Theatre 

The Jazz Concert on April 16 will feature the UT Tyler Jazz Ensemble and UT Tyler Jazz Combo. This will be the second on-campus concert of the semester featuring selections from the swing era through today’s current big band catalogue. This is sure to be a swingin’ concert you won’t want to miss!
 



 PENN & TELLER
Friday, April 17, 2015 • 7:30 PM at UT Cowan

Long time Las Vegas legends are ready to light up Tyler! For 40 years PENN & TELLER, the most popular and admired magicians on “The Strip,” have defied labels—and at times physics and good taste — by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy. Experience the hilarious twosome who’ve enjoyed sold out runs on Broadway, world tours, Emmy-winning TV specials and hundreds of outrageous appearances on everything from “Letterman” to “Fallon,” “Friends” to “The Simpsons,” “Chelsea Lately” to “Top Chef.” Their glowing status as cultural icons and the preeminent duo in comedy earned PENN & TELLER their very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last year!

 

On the downtown square April 18 /10AM

 Mark your calendar for Tyler’s event of the year! A multi-culture non-denominational event featuring various artists. This event is designed to bring the people of God together for a day of praise to our King Jesus!  Music by Jericho March, Meekness Music Group, Gospel Harmoneerz, Prophet Within and many more. For more information call 903-714-9127.

 

Theatre TJC’s: Leading Ladies

 Stage Direction by Rebecca Faulds-Howard April 22-26, 2015

Wednesday through Saturday performances @ 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.
Box Office opens Wednesday, April 15. Office hours are M-F 10am-6pm. Call 903-510-2212
Where: Jean Browne Theatre
Story: In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece.
Price: Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Box Office: 903-510-2212
Theatre TJC box office opens Wednesday, April 15. Box office hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays only throughout the run of performances.

dcra@tjc.edu
903-510-2678

Hope Unchained: A Dramatic Production

April 23@8pm

Hope Unchained is a dramatic theatrical production written by a local playwright, client of the East Texas Crisis Center, and survivor of sexual assault. This play is a product of one survivor’s journey of healing. It will portray her traumatic experience, the aftermath, and ultimately how she reclaimed her life and found hope again. The East Texas Crisis Center’s goal in collaboration the UT Tyler is to take sexual assault awareness to the stage and promote education about this very prevalent issue. 
UT Tyler Campus
3900 University Blvd
Tyler, TX 75799
http://www.uttyler.edu/
For questions...
jeremy@etcc.org
903.579.2501
903-566-7068

 

Tyler Ducks Unlimited Sportsmen's Night Out

 April 24 @ 5:30 pm      

 There will be live and silent auctions, raffle items and more for duck hunting, deer and hog hunting, and fishing, along with rifles, shotguns, handguns and lots more!    Lots of prizes….Lots of winners….Fun….Food….Drinks.For questions...
tylerducksunlimited@gmail.com
903-326-1136
903-670-3302 

 

UT Tyler Patriot Singers and University Chorale    April 25@6PM

Songs for Spring is UT Tyler's final choral concert of the semester, featuring tuneful songs of folk and more recent choral works

Richard Lee

 Sublime Finale  April 25@7:30 

East Texas Symphony Orchestra

 The season concludes with a concert Richard Lee is particularly excited about as the Orchestra presents a transcendent evening of music, including Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with soprano Shannon Mercer.

Cowan Center
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75701
For questions... 903-566-7424 

 Now for what is showing at

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (1962)
April 9 at 7 p.m.
 In a tale that redefines sibling rivalry, faded actresses Blanche and her sister, 'Baby' Jane Hudson live together. Jane was by far the most famous when she performed with their father in vaudeville but as they got older, it was Blanche who became the respected actress of their day, which Jane resents.


Blanche is now confined to a wheelchair - Jane ran her over with the car while drunk - and Jane is firmly in control of Blanche's destiny. As time goes by, Jane exercises greater and greater control over her sister, intercepting her letters and ensuring that few if anyone from the outside has any contact with her. As Jane slowly loses her mind, she torments her sister going to ever greater extremes.

Bette Davis won Best Oscar for her performance as "Baby" Jane Hudson.

Misery (1990)
April 16 at 7 p.m.
 Best-selling novelist Paul Sheldon is on his way home from his Colorado hideaway after completing his latest book, when he crashes his car in a freak blizzard. Paul is critically injured, but is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes, Paul's "number one fan", who takes Paul back to her remote house in the mountains (without bothering to tell anybody). Unfortunately for Paul, Annie is also a mentally ill. When she discovers that Paul has killed off the heroine in her favorite novels, her reaction leaves Paul shattered (literally)..

Fatal Attraction (1987)
April 23 at 7 p.m.
  Attraction is strange and often immediate. Boy meets girl, boy wants girl, boy just happens to be married and girl just happens to be un-hinged.

Happily married New York lawyer Dan Gallagher meets the intriguing Alex through work, and the two hook up for a romp while Dan's wife and kid are away. But Alex wants more.....and she will stop at nothing to have him for ever and for always. Looks can be deceiving and deadly.
Mommie Dearest (1981)
April 30 at 7 p.m.

Based on the book about Joan Crawford, one of the great Hollywood actresses of our time, written by her adopted daughter Christina Crawford. Joan decides to adopt children of her own to fill a void in her life. Yet, her problems with alcohol, men, and the pressures of show business get in the way of her personal life, turning her into a mentally abusive wreck seen through the eyes of Christina and her brother Christopher, who unwillingly bore the burden of life that was unseen behind the closed doors of "The Most Beautiful House in Brentwood."

"Life is Magic" Joshua Lozoff
May 1 at 8 p.m

Lozoff's performances combines his love for the art of magic, and his fascination with psychology, the powers of observation and influence. In one moment, he makes a drawing come to life just by pointing; in the next he predicts an audience members choices even before she knows them herself.

Lozoff has been studying and sharing magic around the world for over fifteen years. He regularly performs at public events and corporate & private functions throughout the U.S., and even Japan, Europe and across Latin America.
         
  • APRIL IN EDOM
    AN OLD-FASHIONED STREET FAIR FOR ADULTS, KIDS, & PETS
    APRIL 18th & 19th, 2015
    10 am – 5 pm Both Days
You'll know it's spring when April in Edom kicks off its 11th year in Downtown Edom at the intersection of Hwy 279 & FM 314. This Old Fashioned Street Fair promises to be a weekend of fun and entertainment for the whole family featuring more than 75 artisans selling hand-made crafts, an interactive kids area, food galore, a pet parade and contest (with prizes), and musical entertainment throughout. And not to be outdone by any other festival, this event is “pet friendly” so don't leave your 4-legged friends at home.
Booths lining the downtown street will be offering handmade items in various mediums such as stained glass, wood, metal, and fiber, skillfully crafted into jewelry, walking sticks, sculpture, and other artistic endeavors by both local and regional crafters. All of the resident Edom artists' studios and galleries will be open throughout the weekend.
If you're a “foodie” there will be home canned goods, salsa, pickles, homemade jellies, and sauces. Special this weekend, Blueberry Hill Farms will be open selling Preserves and Blueberry and Blackberry Plants for the Home garden.
For the kids, “Minute to Win It” returns this year promising events such as a scavenger hunt, canvas and face painting, a cupcake walk, and the most favorite; marshmall shooter construction.
At 1pm on Saturday, pets are the stars when the annual Pet-parade traverses the downtown street, culminating in a contest for the best pet costume and trick...no “howls” barred!
If music is your love, various stages will be filled with harmonies all weekend long from local east texas favorites like Mia Tallant, David Allen (AKA Drifting Outlaw), and Lisa Byrn.  Also, some out-of-towners like Joe Pat Hennen and Keith Rea will fill the bill. Bluegrass, country, gospel, folk, and more will sure to please. A complete list of performers, dates, and times can be found at www.aprilinedom.net.
As evening approaches, the streets will be lined with classic cars as Edom's monthly Cruise Night revs up its engines.

  RED DIRT BBQ AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
ey, Tyler. We’re back.

Intoxicating smells, killer tunes and Shiner beer filled the square in Downtown Tyler for our first-ever Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival last May.
We’re ready to do it again Saturday, May 2, and we’d love for you to join us.
Some of the state’s best barbecue joints are going to bring their tasty smoked meats for you to sample, and all day and night we’re going to be playing some of the best music the Lone Star State has to offer.
Here’s what you can expect:
  • Eighteen of Texas’ best barbecue restaurants will set up shop around the square, giving you the opportunity to sample meats from each one. Click here to see a list of the joints participating.
  • As you go from one BBQ joint’s booth to the next, you’ll get to shop with various vendors, enjoy some tasty beverages from Shiner, spend some time with the state’s most prolific pitmasters and have a good ol’ time.
  • You’ll experience some fantastic Texas tunes throughout, but that night is when we’ll bring out some of the heavyweights in Texas music for a five-band lineup featuring headliner Josh Abbott Band, along with Stoney LaRue, Kyle Park, Uncle Lucius and The Bigsbys.
Can you think of a better way to spend a Saturday in Tyler? We can’t either.


Read More: Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival: Part Deux | Red Dirt BBQ Fest | http://reddirtbbqfest.com/red-dirt-bbq-music-festival-part-deux/?trackback=tsmclip
 Hey, Tyler. We’re back.

Intoxicating smells, killer tunes and Shiner beer filled the square in Downtown Tyler for our first-ever Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival last May.



We’re ready to do it again Saturday, May 2, and we’d love for you to join us.

Some of the state’s best barbecue joints are going to bring their tasty smoked meats for you to sample, and all day and night we’re going to be playing some of the best music the Lone Star State has to offer.

Here’s what you can expect:

    Eighteen of Texas’ best barbecue restaurants will set up shop around the square, giving you the opportunity to sample meats from each one. Click here to see a list of the joints participating.
    As you go from one BBQ joint’s booth to the next, you’ll get to shop with various vendors, enjoy some tasty beverages from Shiner, spend some time with the state’s most prolific pitmasters and have a good ol’ time.
    You’ll experience some fantastic Texas tunes throughout, but that night is when we’ll bring out some of the heavyweights in Texas music for a five-band lineup featuring headliner Josh Abbott Band, along with Stoney LaRue, Kyle Park, Uncle Lucius and The Bigsbys.

Can you think of a better way to spend a Saturday in Tyler? We can’t either.

More info click here!  http://reddirtbbqfest.com/red-dirt-bbq-music-festival-part-deux/

May Canton Trade Days dates  April 30-May 3
http://www.cantontradedays.com/

 Don't forget there is always live music "everywhere" in Tyler-such great weather, too.

So until next time don't forget   Fires burn  nightly
                                              and Breakfast is served daily at


        Innkeeper Becca
        signing off                                            
ey, Tyler. We’re back.

Intoxicating smells, killer tunes and Shiner beer filled the square in Downtown Tyler for our first-ever Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival last May.
We’re ready to do it again Saturday, May 2, and we’d love for you to join us.
Some of the state’s best barbecue joints are going to bring their tasty smoked meats for you to sample, and all day and night we’re going to be playing some of the best music the Lone Star State has to offer.
Here’s what you can expect:
  • Eighteen of Texas’ best barbecue restaurants will set up shop around the square, giving you the opportunity to sample meats from each one. Click here to see a list of the joints participating.
  • As you go from one BBQ joint’s booth to the next, you’ll get to shop with various vendors, enjoy some tasty beverages from Shiner, spend some time with the state’s most prolific pitmasters and have a good ol’ time.
  • You’ll experience some fantastic Texas tunes throughout, but that night is when we’ll bring out some of the heavyweights in Texas music for a five-band lineup featuring headliner Josh Abbott Band, along with Stoney LaRue, Kyle Park, Uncle Lucius and The Bigsbys.
Can you think of a better way to spend a Saturday in Tyler? We can’t either.


Read More: Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival: Part Deux | Red Dirt BBQ Fest | http://reddirtbbqfest.com/red-dirt-bbq-music-festival-part-deux/?trackback=tsmclip

Hey, Tyler. We’re back.

We had a killer time at our first Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival last year, and we're ready to party with y'all again on Saturday, May 2. Click here for all the smoky details.


Read More: Red Dirt BBQ Fest | http://reddirtbbqfest.com/?trackback=tsmclip

Hey, Tyler. We’re back.

We had a killer time at our first Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival last year, and we're ready to party with y'all again on Saturday, May 2. Click here for all the smoky details.


Read More: Red Dirt BBQ Fest | http://reddirtbbqfest.com/?trackback=tsmclip

Sunday, March 15, 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 means Spring will be arriving-and that is the case here next week!! Most everyone will be so happy to see the new season.
The last few weeks have been grey and deary-bu the flowers are starting to bloom
and the robins were in the yard last week!
Easter arrives on the first Sunday in April. this blog will help you with the great things to do the the wonderful happenings in the area through Easter Sunday and a little beyond.
The Azalea and Spring Flower Trails will be highlighted here. We will mention many things do and give you a link, so you check out everything at once.


34th Annual Tyler Quilt Show
"Color Your World With Quilts"

March 20 & 21, 2015
10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday & Saturday
Harvey Convention Center
2000 W Front St (Hwy 31 W)
Tyler, TX


The Quilters' Guild of East Texas produces a quilt show every spring during the Azalea Trail. The show features over 200 quilts on display plus over 25 vendors, numerous demonstrations, an old-fashioned bed-turning, door prizes, scissor sharpening, silent auction, and a raffle quilt (proceeds benefit local charities that serve women and children).
VIP $75.00 
(Ticket includes Meet and Greet with the Horses after the Show)
Floor $55.00
Center Bleachers $35.00
Back Bleachers $25.00
 FRIDAY MARCH 20, 2015
Doors open at 5:30 PM and Show Starts at 7:30 PM.

UT Tyler Saxophone Day

UT Tyler Saxophone Day Fine Arts Complex - Braithwaite Recital Hall Saturday, March 21, 2015 Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Evening Saxophone Day Concert UT Theatre Saturday, March 21, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m Cost: FREE
Join us for a saxophone-filled day of learning and performing! The event is FREE of charge and open to any saxophonist at any level! Activities will include: -Attending masterclasses covering a wide range of topics -Performing in a large saxophone ensemble with other participants -Networking with other saxophonists and professionals in the area -Perusing exhibits filled with saxophones, reeds, mouthpieces, and more! -Attending and performing in an evening concert that is FREE and open to the public
UT Tyler Campus
3900 University Blvd
Tyler, TX 75799
http://www.uttyler.edu/
For questions...
jnewman@uttyler.edu
(903) 566-7450      903-566-7068  

Tyler State Park Dogwood Days Driving & Walking Tour
Date
: Friday, March 20 -April 5, 2015
Start Time: 8:00 am End Time: 6:00 pm
Description:
Enjoy self-guided vehicle tour or leisurely stroll down the many trails at Tyler State Park to see beautiful blooming Dogwoods. Join us for fun Ranger Programs on Saturdays.
Admission: $5 person, 13 and older 
Phone: (903) 597-5338 
Location Details
Tyler State Park
789 Park Road 16
Tyler TX 75706 US 
Location Phone: (903) 597-5338 
Directions From Tyler, take Loop 323 to Hwy 14, go north on Hwy 14 for 7 miles to I20, continue on Hwy 14 north for 1.8 miles. Park entrance is on the left across from Exxon station. If using GPS on I20, take Exit 562.

                       For more info click here

 Rose City Artisans & Flower Market
Friday & Saturday,
March 27-28, 2015
10 a.m.-4 p.m.



Goodman-LeGrand Museum
624 North Broadway Avenue,
Tyler, Texas 75702


The Flower Market has been expanded to an upscale open-air market where artisans and vendors can sell everything from:



  • hand-crafted fine art (mixed media)
  • garden décor
  • hand-made items like jewelry
  • home-baked goods
  • specialty food items
  • bedding plants
  • herbs
  • bulbs
  • produce
  • wine
  • plus live entertainment
  • concessions and more.


This two day event is open to the public, and admission is free.


Tyler Azalea 10K Run/Walk Benefiting Children's Village

Saturday March 28, 2015 at 7:45am

New this year, we have added a 5k course!
The Tyler Azalea 10k is been staged on one of most beautiful courses in Texas. You will see mile after mile of azaleas, dogwood trees and spring flowers that you have to see to believe.
The breathtaking beauty of our Azalea and Spring Flower Trail has been praised by visitors as a floral wonderland and a photographer's paradise.
We are partnering with the Azalea Trail arts and crafts fair this year. There will be more than 90 vendors in Bergfeld park to enjoy and peruse after your run! Bergfeld will be filled!



 March 28 10 am
 FUNKY JUNK ROUNDUP is a one day shopping extravaganza featuring a unique blend of vintage finds & inspiration, one of a kind handcrafted items, antique décor, hand painted furniture, repurposed items, 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...
montagefestivals@earthlink.net
405-401-7193

"Spirits of Oakwood" Walking History Tour

This is absolutely my very favorite thing to do every year!! 
March 28 1-6 pm last tour starts at 4:30
A walking history tour through Tyler's Texas Historic Cemetery.  Guest will follow a guide to designated

grave sites of some of Tyler's early pioneers and hear their stories come to life. Portrayers are in period dress. Costs $10; children under 12 are free. Tours start at 1:00 pm and last tour starts at 4:30.  Funds raised are use to repair damaged markers in the cemetery. Sponsored by the Oakwood Cemetery Restoration Committee
Corner of Palace & Oakwood Tyler, Tx
For questions...
freaganfamily@gmail.com
903-316-2201
 Melody Makers

 Beloved orchestral melodies take center stage for this program that will include Rossini’s William Tell Overture and the Overture to Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss.  The concert also includes the next in our Beethoven cycle, his Symphony No. 8 and music of Mozart performed by 2013 Juanita Miller competition winner, violinist Christine Wu;  Guest conductor for the concert is Raffi Armenian;  Music Director Richard Lee will play with the orchestra (in the viola section) for this concert.  Date  March 28, 2015 , 7:30 p.m.
Cowan Center
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75701
For questions...
903-566-7424  http://www.etso.org/1415Sub4.php

McClendon House  Murder Mystery March 28th only 7 pm

Murder Mystery
Our Murder Mysteries are a delightful evening of entertainment and fun for groups of 15 to 35 people. The event can be enjoyed with or without serving dinner.
As the story begins, we move from room to room in this historic home. Other players join in and suddenly there is a murder! Now we all become detectives to try to solve the mystery. At times members of the audience are given scripts and become part of the action. “Who done it”? The audience is enlisted to help with the sleuthing.
Is there a Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple in your group? Click here for more Info

HISTORIC TYLER ON TOUR 2015

“Historically Unique”

This year we are showcasing the diversity of historic homes in Tyler.  Many homes and buildings are now entering the fifty year standard for historic status.
As a result  a myriad of architectural designs will join the celebrated history of our city.
These six homes are unique in their design and located in three different neighborhoods.  Something for everyone!

Candlelight Party Home

 Candlelight Party and Home Tour Friday March 27th
Home  Tour 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Candlelight Party 7:30 to 11:00 pm 
$75 for Members $100 for Non-Members $110 at the Door

 

TOUR HOMES

Saturday March 28 10:00 to 5:00 Sunday March 29 1:00 to 5:00

Home Tours $20 per person.
Tickets good for both days.
For the next few weeks thousands of visitors will be flocking to Tyler’s historic Azalea District to take in all the beauty that Tyler’s Azalea and Spring Flower Trail will have to offer. Visitors next weekend (as well as East Texans) can take part in the arts and crafts fair that will be open at Bergfeld Park in Tyler.
The annual event is hosted by Tyler Parks and Recreation and will feature more than 90 vendors on hand offering up thier hand made, hand crafted creations. Visitors will find pottery, paintings, jewelry, clothing, photography, candles, plants, quilts and a ton more from vendors from around the state.
A couple of new features have been added to this years event – a blacksmithing and wood turning demonstration areas along with a Kid’s Zone area. For a small admission fee, kids can climb, bounce and bungee jump their way to happiness!
The arts and crafts fair is open Saturday, March 23rd 9am to 6pm and Sunday, March 24th 11am to 5p and admission is free. There will be a special free concert in the park Saturday evening from the East Texas Christian Jazz Band beginning at 6pm.
For more detailed information on the Azalea Trail, check the official website.


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2015 Azalea Arts and Crafts Fair
Saturday and Sunday March 28 and 29 9-6

We invite you to stroll in the park and shop at our annual arts and crafts fair. Only handcrafted items will be sold including: clothing, jewelry, candles, paintings, decorative items and more. For more information please call Debbie at (903) 531-1214.

 

               Azalea & Spring Flower Trail

We invite you to enjoy the vivid colors and sweet scents that only an East Texas Spring can provide. Make plans to take in the special Azalea and Spring Flower Trail events. This year’s Azalea and Spring Flower Trail will be held March 20 – April 5, 2015. We have additional Spring events and year-round attractions to assure your visit to Tyler, Texas is a pleasant one! The Azalea & Spring Flower Trail travels through eight miles of residential gardens and historic homes sites. The two trails have been routed to maintain an orderly traffic flow so visitors can see as many flowers as possible. From the courthouse on North Broadway, follow the specifically marked Azalea Trail signs southward to enjoy this outstanding celebration of Spring in East Texas. To learn more about our Azalea & Spring Flower Trail

How it all began

While oil booms gave Tyler an economic head start in the 1930’s, azalea and rose blooms gave the city its beauty. Azaleas were introduced to Tyler in 1929 by Maurice Shamburger, one of the city’s early nurserymen. Pleased with results of a test garden of azaleas, Shamburger shipped the colorful plants here by the boxcar loads from Georgia.

After completing his garden in 1929, Shamburger discussed the beautification potential of azaleas with Mrs. Sara Butler of the Tyler Courier Times Telegraph. Mrs. Butler not only encouraged Shamburger to promote azalea plantings in the city, but planted a number of bushes at her own home on Charnwood St.
That home site, along with several other gardens on Lindsey Lane, soon became springtime showplaces with their colorful azalea blooms, and Tylerites began buying the plants by the thousands. Some of the thick, towering azaleas at older homes on the Trail date back to the ‘30’s and ‘40’s.
By 1960, the blooming azaleas were attracting much attention, and that year the Chamber of Commerce
established a marked route. The first Trail featured about 60 homes on a five-mile route.
The Trail was an instant success. Within two years it had expanded to 75 homes and was attracting 15,000 visitors. By 1964, 25,000 people a year were coming to see the azaleas. In 1986, it expanded to two miles and as of 2004; the Azalea Trail stretches eight miles and attracts over 100,000 visitors to Tyler.
The homeowners make the Trail the success it is. They regularly increase their azalea plantings and spend countless hours making sure their yards are spotless for the annual visitors.
The Trail has been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines, including Southern Living and Texas Highways, drawing visitors from all over America

 Bob Schneider in concert

March 28 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door starting at 7 p.m. (if still available - Mr. Schneider usually sells out)
VIP Boxes are $150 (seat 4)



Tags don't stick well to Bob Schneider. Renaissance man comes close, but is too pompous to consider for the insatiably curious, impossibly creative force who sees art everywhere he looks and hears music in the sounds of life unwinding around him.

Throughout 2015, Bob Schneider will unveil The King Kong Suite, a threeEP series, beginning with Volume 1, an elegant and soaring collection of songs about love and loss. Volume 2 and Volume 3 will be released this summer and fall, each with its own sound and style. Schneider, a gifted visual artist who exhibits worldwide, will combine music and art in this limited edition run of vinyl and CD’s. Following two concept
Tags don't stick well to Bob Schneider. Renaissance man comes close, but is too pompous to consider for the insatiably curious, impossibly creative force who sees art everywhere he looks and hears music in the sounds of life unwinding around him.

“The thing that I like about King Kong, and what it says about me as an artist is, it sounds like me, for whatever that's worth,” says Schneider. “My music isn't ever really just one thing. It's quirky. One minute it seems like it's a joke and the next it's deadly serious, and that's in the
same song. I'm not an easy person to understand or figure out, but and I hope I'm right, it keeps things interesting in the long run.” Bob Schneider isn’t looking to change the world, just maybe make it a little more engaging for all of us. Driven in ways most people can’t understand, he creates in ways we can’t miss.
albums, King Kong returns to the spirit of Lonelyland, his breakout solo album.

“The thing that I like about King Kong, and what it says about me as an artist is, it sounds like me, for whatever that's worth,” says Schneider. “My music isn't ever really just one thing. It's quirky. One minute it seems like it's a joke and the next it's deadly serious, and that's in the
same song. I'm not an easy person to understand or figure out, but and I hope I'm right, it keeps things interesting in the long run.” Bob Schneider isn’t looking to change the world, just maybe make it a little more engaging for all of us. Driven in ways most people can’t understand, he creates in ways we can’t miss.

A Liberty Theatre attraction      Office Space (1999)                              April 2 at 7 p.m.


Tickets are $7
Peter Gibbons works at Initech and hates his job. He also hates his abusive and annoying Division VP Bill Lumbergh and now the company has just hired consultants to help make cuts to downsize the company.

Peter's best friends are software engineers Michael Bolton and Samir Nagheenanajar, they also hate Initech. Peter's girlfriend is cheating on him, but she convinces Peter to visit a hypnotherapist to get some inspiration to be more ambitious. Peter tells the doctor how miserable his life is and goes under hypnosis. The hypnosis helps Peter - but not quite in the way he expected.

Peter no longer cares about his job, his cheating girlfriend or ripping off the company by  embezzling funds.

And then there is Milton and his stapler.......

First Friday in Brick Street Village on Friday April 3rd

 First Friday in The Brick Street Village will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at College, Phillips, Bois D’ Arc and Rusk streets.The event includes shop demonstrations, refreshments, drawings, door prizes, sales and specials.

Call Rhonda Reuter at 903-533-1771 for more information.

 Almost forgot!!

APRIL 1-5 2015
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 LETS NOT FORGET TO SAY


 Well I am not finding any real events in the area the weekend after Easter!!  My suggestion for that weekend is to book a room at the Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast and Extended Stay Suites. My bet is the spring flowers will be spectacular at that time-and no crowds!! The weather will be
perfect for time for MUCH relaxation at the Inn- The fires will be burning nightly and we will have one of our legendary breakfasts each morning. Come see us soon!!

  Until next time

Innkeeper Becca signing off


For the next few weeks thousands of visitors will be flocking to Tyler’s historic Azalea District to take in all the beauty that Tyler’s Azalea and Spring Flower Trail will have to offer. Visitors next weekend (as well as East Texans) can take part in the arts and crafts fair that will be open at Bergfeld Park in Tyler.
The annual event is hosted by Tyler Parks and Recreation and will feature more than 90 vendors on hand offering up thier hand made, hand crafted creations. Visitors will find pottery, paintings, jewelry, clothing, photography, candles, plants, quilts and a ton more from vendors from around the state.
A couple of new features have been added to this years event – a blacksmithing and wood turning demonstration areas along with a Kid’s Zone area. For a small admission fee, kids can climb, bounce and bungee jump their way to happiness!
The arts and crafts fair is open Saturday, March 23rd 9am to 6pm and Sunday, March 24th 11am to 5p and admission is free. There will be a special free concert in the park Saturday evening from the East Texas Christian Jazz Band beginning at 6pm.
For more detailed information on the Azalea Trail, check the official website.


Read More: Arts & Crafts Fair Returns To Bergfeld Park During Tyler’s Azalea Trails | http://mix931fm.com/arts-crafts-fair-returns-to-bergfeld-park-during-tylers-azalea-trails/?trackback=tsmclip
For the next few weeks thousands of visitors will be flocking to Tyler’s historic Azalea District to take in all the beauty that Tyler’s Azalea and Spring Flower Trail will have to offer. Visitors next weekend (as well as East Texans) can take part in the arts and crafts fair that will be open at Bergfeld Park in Tyler.
The annual event is hosted by Tyler Parks and Recreation and will feature more than 90 vendors on hand offering up thier hand made, hand crafted creations. Visitors will find pottery, paintings, jewelry, clothing, photography, candles, plants, quilts and a ton more from vendors from around the state.
A couple of new features have been added to this years event – a blacksmithing and wood turning demonstration areas along with a Kid’s Zone area. For a small admission fee, kids can climb, bounce and bungee jump their way to happiness!
The arts and crafts fair is open Saturday, March 23rd 9am to 6pm and Sunday, March 24th 11am to 5p and admission is free. There will be a special free concert in the park Saturday evening from the East Texas Christian Jazz Band beginning at 6pm.
For more detailed information on the Azalea Trail, check the


Read More: Arts & Crafts Fair Returns To Bergfeld Park During Tyler’s Azalea Trails | http://mix931fm.com/arts-crafts-fair-returns-to-bergfeld-park-during-tylers-azalea-trails/?trackback=tsmclip
For the next few weeks thousands of visitors will be flocking to Tyler’s historic Azalea District to take in all the beauty that Tyler’s Azalea and Spring Flower Trail will have to offer. Visitors next weekend (as well as East Texans) can take part in the arts and crafts fair that will be open at Bergfeld Park in Tyler.
The annual event is hosted by Tyler Parks and Recreation and will feature more than 90 vendors on hand offering up thier hand made, hand crafted creations. Visitors will find pottery, paintings, jewelry, clothing, photography, candles, plants, quilts and a ton more from vendors from around the state.
A couple of new features have been added to this years event – a blacksmithing and wood turning demonstration areas along with a Kid’s Zone area. For a small admission fee, kids can climb, bounce and bungee jump their way to happiness!
The arts and crafts fair is open Saturday, March 23rd 9am to 6pm and Sunday, March 24th 11am to 5p and admission is free. There will be a special free concert in the park Saturday evening from the East Texas Christian Jazz Band beginning at 6pm.
For more detailed information on the Azalea Trail, check the official website.


Read More: Arts & Crafts Fair Returns To Bergfeld Park During Tyler’s Azalea Trails | http://mix931fm.com/arts-crafts-fair-returns-to-bergfeld-park-during-tylers-azalea-trails/?trackback=tsmclip
For the next few weeks thousands of visitors will be flocking to Tyler’s historic Azalea District to take in all the beauty that Tyler’s Azalea and Spring Flower Trail will have to offer. Visitors next weekend (as well as East Texans) can take part in the arts and crafts fair that will be open at Bergfeld Park in Tyler.
The annual event is hosted by Tyler Parks and Recreation and will feature more than 90 vendors on hand offering up thier hand made, hand crafted creations. Visitors will find pottery, paintings, jewelry, clothing, photography, candles, plants, quilts and a ton more from vendors from around the state.
A couple of new features have been added to this years event – a blacksmithing and wood turning demonstration areas along with a Kid’s Zone area. For a small admission fee, kids can climb, bounce and bungee jump their way to happiness!
The arts and crafts fair is open Saturday, March 23rd 9am to 6pm and Sunday, March 24th 11am to 5p and admission is free. There will be a special free concert in the park Saturday evening from the East Texas Christian Jazz Band beginning at 6pm.
For more detailed information on the Azalea Trail, check the official website.


Read More: Arts & Crafts Fair Returns To Bergfeld Park During Tyler’s Azalea Trails | http://mix931fm.com/arts-crafts-fair-returns-to-bergfeld-park-during-tylers-azalea-trails/?trackback=tsmclip

 

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
For questions...
easttexwalt@yahoo.com
936-554-9449
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
http://www.oilpalace.com

For questions...
903-566-2122

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...
suzys3boys@gmail.com
903-780-7464
(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...
smithjean17@hotmail.com                       So if gardening is not your
903-590-2980                                        style   how about***

 

15th Annual Family History Fair

FREE BEGINNING & ADVANCED GENEALOGY CLASSES – 25 HISTORICAL QUILTS ON
DISPLAY

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...
lauramik2015@gmail.com
903-825-2617 

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
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. 

 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