Thursday, April 30, 2015

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
 Mother's Day is almost here! Hope you can let your mom know how much she is appreciated and loved. Hey! How about a wonderful stay at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast!  We have gift certificates available for any amount! May also means graduation for many-our place is a great place for your out of town family to enjoy when attending a ceremony. There is always lots to do here or just rest and relax at the Inn. It is up to you.  This month we are going to feature fun things to do in the area. We will talk about some of the summer camps, so you make your plans now to stay with us when dropping off or picking up your campers!


Let's start  with the Liberty Theatre in downtown Tyler. They always have fun events, speakers, movies, etc. We usually feature the happenings there in every blog!

TX Speaker Series Presents Peter Roussel

May 7 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 online and $18 at the door

This is Peter Roussel. He currently live in Houston, Texas. He formerly lived in Washington, DC where I spent 1981 - 1987 serving in the White House as a Special Assistant and Deputy Press Secretary to President Reagan. Prior to that, he first came to Washington as Press Secretary to a then-Congressman from Houston named George Bush and served as his Press Secretary when he was in Congress, when he ran for Senate in 1970; and when he was US Ambassador to the United Nations. Later he had my first tour of duty under President Ford from 1974 - 1976.

One of my favs!

Terms of Endearment (1983)
Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage to a weak man, Aurora works hard to control her daughter throughout her life. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways.
May 14 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 online or at the door starting at 6 p.m.



Imitation of Life (1959)

May 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 online or at the door starting at 6 p.m.

 Aspiring actress Lora Meredith meets Annie Johnson a homeless black woman at Coney Island and soon they share a tiny apartment. Each woman has an intolerable daughter, though Annie's little girl Sarah Jane, is by far the worse. Neurotic and obnoxious, Sarah Jane doesn't like being black; since she's light-skinned, she spends the rest of the film passing as white, much to her mother's heartache and shame. Lora, meanwhile, virtually ignores her own daughter in a single-minded quest for stardom.



Mildred Pierce (1945)

May 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 online or at the door starting at 6 p.m.

 Mildred Pierce dotes on her daughters while husband Bert looks to Maggie Binderhof for affection. They separate leaving Mildred to raise the girls on her own. Elder daughter Veda goads her mother about their lack of money and in response Mildred proposes opening a small restaurant. Realtor Wally Fay advises her while making numerous rebuffed passes and introduces her to Monte Baragon whose property becomes the first of a chain of restaurants. Mildred has an affair with Monte. Meanwhile, money-hungry Veda pretends to be pregnant by wealthy Ted Forrester in order to bilk his family of $10,000. Mildred tears up the check, is slapped by Veda, and orders her daughter to leave. After time away, Mildred returns to find Veda singing in a cheap club. Veda will return only if Mildred promises luxury, so Mildred agrees to marry Monte in exchange for a third of her businesses. It soon becomes clear that something is going on between Veda and Monte. Mildred learns of this only after Monte has sold...

 New York, Texas Zip Line Adventures
Leave your fears behind..............
 as you experience the thrill of a lifetime at New York, Texas ZipLine Adventures.  You will be on a guided adventure tour with 6 ziplines  topped off with

some of the most breathtaking 30-plus mile views of the East Texas Countryside.  Your zipline adventure will
take you soaring through towering pines, hardwoods and high above the rocky hillside of one of the highest elevations in East Texas.

 New York, Texas  ZipLine Adventures is located in the New York Community just 15-20 minutes east of Athens where the  East Texas Hill Country begins.    Along with your ZipLine Tour,  enjoy the wildlife and  learn about the local ecology or just relax in a beautiful,  peaceful,  private setting.   We are definately in the country, so enjoy your travel to some of the most scenic  landscape in all of TEXAS!
 New York, Texas  ZipLine Adventures is located in the New York Community at  Shultz Mountain Ranch.  The 1910 Historical Home was relocated from nearby Jacksonville, Texas in 2001 by the owners, Charles & Connie Shultz.   The home has been restored to its present condition and is occupied by the Shultz family.  The homesite has breathtaking panoramic views and abundant wildlife and sits atop the highest elevation in east Texas.

The Shultz's have 3 grown children, Chad, Carson & Carley and  now  the newest family member, Case Shultz who was born in Dec. 2011.  And who could forget  Winston, the families boxer dog who loves to greet everyone who visits and he just might tag along on an occasional  zipline tour.  Nature was left undisturbed as much as possible to enhance  an adventure tour of a lifetime.   Each guest has the opportunity to experience  the natural beauty of the steep, rocky hillside  while zipping through the tree tops.
For more information click here http://www.goziptexas.com
Or call 903-681-3791   It is so much fun! The second photo is our niece Carly Wright!!

Come join us for an unforgettable dinner and experience.  From 4-6:30, shop with some unique and amazing vendors.  Dinner will be served at 6:30.  Then get ready for an event unlike any other.  Designed with women in mind, you’ll laugh till the tears roll and then be profoundly inspired by women who will share their own stories.  You will leave encouraged and with a fresh perspective.
Tickets are $8 More info click here http://tothemoonmom.com/

Tyler Municipal Rose Garden

Established in 1952, the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is the nation's largest rose garden, spanning 14 acres.
The gardens include over 38,000 rose bushes and over 600 different varieties, as well as reflecting pools,

walkways and fountains. It was listed in 2011 in Livability.com's top 10 most inspiring gardens in the
USA.
The gardens are a popular destination for both local residents and for visitors, and offer a diversity of photographic opportunities.
They are the location for numerous wedding photo shoots, school group photos, parties, reunions and professional photography as well.
 It is one of 24 All American Rose Selection (AARS) test gardens in the country, and also includes a unique Idea Garden created and maintained by the Smith County Master Gardeners.

This is the time of year to visit the gardens. The weather is great and the roses are  in their first bloom!! Rosevine Inn is only 1 mile from the garden, too.

Tyler State Park
Tyler State Park is a state park north of Tyler, Texas. It is 985.5 acres  in Smith County, north of Tyler. The park includes a 64-acre  lake. The land was deeded by private owners in 1934 and 1935; original improvements were made by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The park opened in 1939.
Activities include picnicking; camping; boating (motors allowed - 5 mph (8.0 km/h) speed limit); boat rentals; fishing; birding; hiking; mountain biking; lake swimming (in unsupervised swimming area); and nature study.  Need more info click below
                                                                                                         http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/tyler
Another great place to visit in the area is a little town west of Tyler about 25 minutes
There are great shops and music most every night! Here's a few other things happening in May!
 Grand Opening and Art Show at the BCAC
Saturday, May 2nd- 5:00pm: The Ben Creative Art Center presents the artwork of Kerian Massey. A local artist who paints whimsical objects of fun and desire, she is a deep part of the community as well. The open house will have live music, light fare, and libations.
 Jeff Allen Hometown Throwdown Weekend Celebration
Friday, May 15 & Saturday, May 16: Friday night will be alright for sighting Clay Thrash rocking it out on the Moore's Store Stage. Saturday night Kimberly Kelly opens for Jeff Allen and his posse. These are the nights that make Ben Wheeler the place to be.
 Community Crawfish Boil
 Saturday, May 16: Come out and support our local fire department and get filled up with some mudbugs and some fixins! Time TBD
 Gum Creek Spring Fling!
Saturday, May 16: Gum Creek celebrates our first year open with 35% off the entire store! 
 Cruise Night In Ben Wheeler
Thursday, May 28: One of the most beautiful times of year to cruise on down to BW! Sponsored by Moore's Store
Check out their website at http://benwheelertx.com/
Some, by far not all, of the summer camps in the area
This isn’t just any old summer camp! This is Pine Cove Christian Camps located near both Tyler, Texas and Columbus, Texas. Pine Cove, one of the most renowned Texas summer camps, gives you the chance to
experience the great outdoors along with the comfort of quality facilities! Pine Cove's Youth Camps, Family Camps, and Day Camps offer crazy theme nights and fun activities such as paintball, wakeboarding, horses, and ropes courses, but our ultimate desire and hope is for people’s lives to be transformed through the love of Jesus. Our staff desire to build relationships with each camper and challenge them to grow intimately in his/her walk with the Lord. What better way to spend a week or two of your summer? for more info call 877-474-6326
PO Box 9055
Tyler, TX 75711 or click here http://www.pinecove.com/summer-

Welcome to Sky Ranch 

 In 1955 Sky Ranch opened its gates for the first time to let campers come and experience our
signature program of fun, fellowship and discipleship. Starting with only 66 campers, Sky Ranch had already begun to fulfill the Brewers' dream of becoming a haven for kids to grow and learn separated from the worries of everyday life. As summers passed, the Sky Ranch program continued to influence the lives of children and soon became a tradition for families across Texas. In 1975, to better accommodate demand, Sky Ranch moved from its original location in Denton, TX, to its current location in Van, TX.
To this day, Sky Ranch continues the legacy of Mel and Winkie Brewer by providing programs that enrich lives and build solid Christian character. Now holding facilities in
three states - Texas, Colorado and Oklahoma, Sky Ranch serves 60,000 individuals every year! In following our foundation of excellence, Sky Ranch strives to provide ministry opportunities for the whole family. From children's summer programs, SkyMoms ministry to mothers, family camps, school programs, retreat services, and more, Sky Ranch desires to be instrumental in the development of your family and the body of Christ as a whole. Although Mel and Winkie have gone to be with Jesus, their God vision lives on in the hearts of many and continues to impact lives for eternity. Mel continued to "tell the story" to all counselors during staff training until he left earth at 91 years old. For more info click http://skyranch.org/ 

 Welcome to Gilmont's Summer Camp
 “This is what camp should be!  That’s why I go lots of places and always want to come back to Gilmont!” Gilmont offers something unique - a place for your child to escape the craziness of our daily lives and connect with God…Kids find all of the fun of summer camp in a simple setting in the piney woods of East Texas, at Gilmont.
  903.797.6400
6075 State Hwy. 155 N. Gilmer, Tx



Greetings!
We are so excited about what God is doing here at Gilmont!  As you look around on our summer camp website, please let us know if you cannot find something in particular.  If you have any questions regarding any of our camps please feel free to contact our Program Director James Hilliard with your questions. We look forward to serving you and your family through our summer camp programs

For more info click here http://gilmontsummercamps.weebly.com/index.html 
There are alot more camps in the area. Some are overnight-some are day camps-no matter which-do not for get to stay at the Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast while the kids are enjoying themselves!!
This is really a fun and interesting event
 May 30, 2015 – Home Garden Tour
Once again the Smith County Master Gardeners will host their annual Home Garden Tour.  This year four home owners have opened their gardens for viewing.   The gardens include:
  • Jill & Dick Grubbs, 7020 Ridge Place Circle
  • Sandy Pannett, 3612 Silverwood Drive
  • Brian & Sue McGuire, 922 S. College Avenue
  • Kenneth & Joyce Roddy, 17317 Highway 31 East
  • View five unique private gardens and landscapes in the Tyler area. Admission to event $10 and $12 day of the tour. For more information find us on Facebook,  https://www.facebook.com/SmithCountyMasterGardeners or call 903-590-2980.
 May 29-31 (because Monday is June 1!) Is Canton First Monday Weekend
This will be the last weekend until First Monday In October that the weather will be fairly pleasant! Don't miss it!!


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.
Click here for more info http://firstmondaycanton.com/
That is just a few of the happenings in the area for May! we may do a second shorter blog this month- if something exciting comes up!! So check back*** In the meantime
You know our Motto
Fires Burn Nightly and Breakfast is served daily
Come by and enjoy a glass of wine by the outdoor fireplace, in the barn or out in the treehouse!
Until the next time
Innkeeper Becca
Signing off

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