Sunday, May 23, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend and Canton Trade Days

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
A three Day weekend awaits many of you as we remember our Veterans this year. May 28 thru 31st. There are some observances in the Tyler area and many other things for you to do while you stay at this Tyler bed and breakfast. Then right on the heels comes Canton Trade Days the next weekend, June 3rd thru 6th. Lets see what we can find for you to do!
1st Annual Thank Your Military Day

A Memorial Day celebration on Saturday May 29th for all our soldiers. It will be in the RentSmart parking lot, on Hwy 64 W (across from Walmart) in Tyler and will be from 10-3 that day. This is just a way for us to give back to our military and it is a come and go as you please event.
Just to take a few moments out of your day to give back to the ones who have given you so much! There will be food and entertainment. We are going to be raising money to put care packages together for the soldiers overseas, and writing letters of encouragement for them. There will be soldiers here throughout the day so you can come and personally thank them and show them your support.
So, if you know any soldiers who would like to come in uniform, from any generation, any branch, any war, please let them know they are more than welcome! We would love to have many soldiers here and lots of people to come out and show their support. So please come show your love for the ones who have given so much so that you can have everything you have!
Mineola Naturefest
May 28th and 29th
The astonishingly beautiful Mineola Nature Preserve is the site for Naturefest. Come on our and see the booths and entertainment or maybe just fly a kite. Be sure to wear your walking shoes so you can take advantage of the 4 miles of nature trails at the preserve.
On Friday night there is a Longhorn Cattle Drive, Chuck Wagon Dinner, Storytellers around the campfire, and Star Gazing.
On Saturday, all kinds of nature activities all day from 8-6, including nature walks, birds of prey, kids survival traing and The Butterfly Guy-plus a whole lot more. Make the Rosevine Inn your base-we have a few rooms left on Friday night!!.

EAST TEXAS HANDBELL ENSEMBLE
Annual Memorial Day Concert                                                       
Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 4:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church - 230 W. Rusk - Tyler, Texas
What a Great way to spend Sunday afternoon. Listen to patriotic music. Make your plans NOW. We have rooms available on Sunday!!!

Time for Berry Picking
                                                         
       There are so may places to pick berries in the area-including black and blue berries. Let us direct you!!
                                             

      A couple of farms in the area are   Rainbow Ranch - Blueberries


Phone: 903-597-7986. Directions: Please call to arrange picking times. One and a half miles north of I-20 on Lavender Road, Exit 560.

Tyler Berry Farm - blackberries, blueberries, and prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area

9628 County Road 429, Tyler, TX 75704. Phone: 903-526-4440 or 888-584-8054 . Email: TYLERBERRYFARM@HUGHES.NET. Directions: I20 East, South on exit 556, south on 69, go 3 1/2 miles to the second traffic light and turn right onto CR 429, Plantation farm Road, go across FM 3271, then go 1 1/2 miles, we're on the left, at the white picket fence, turn into the drive with the fence on your left, follow the drive around to the berry shed. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in June, July, August. Open: Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 1 pm for U-Pick and from 10 am to 4 pm for ready picked. Closed Sundays. No animals are allowed in the berry fields. Fruit preserves are available. Payment: Cash, Check.                                                                                                                                                          This is by no means all of the places in the area.  We can direct you to others.

Then . of course, there is Canton First Monday Trade Days
In June it June 3rd thru June 6th.


See ya'll soon!!!
Innkeeper Becca
                                                                                                

Friday, May 21, 2010

From Arts for you to Caldwell Zoo, Lots to Do in Tyler!

There is always something to do in Tyler!!
First Art!
The newest exhibit "In Focus: A Macro World". The sixth exhibit in the 2009/2010 art series will feature artwork from area artists in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. "In Focus: A Macro World" will run May 13 to June 19, 2010. Admission to the gallery is free.

Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-W 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Th-F 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat
Next Theatre! The Civic Theatre has two offerings
’The Kingfisher’
Cecil, a successful novelist living comfortably with his fussy butler, is contemplating marriage. The object of his affection, Evelyn, is the same woman he loved and lost fifty years ago. When news comes that Evelyn’s husband has died and she is about to pay a visit, Cecil is determined to rekindle old flames with a charming proposal. Plans go awry, however, as he completely underestimates the feelings of his prospective bride and that of the moody old Hawkins.
&
TCT’s Original Interactive Puppet Show
Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 @ 11:00am


Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 @ 2:00pm

Both performances are free so come and enjoy the show!

Some Christian Music!!
DecembeRadio LIVE in concert

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010 @ 6:00pm



For those of you who haven’t heard, the winner of the DOVE ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2009 and GRAMMY NOMINATED band, DecembeRadio will be live in Chandler, Texas this weekend. That’s right! Saturday, May 22nd at 6pm at FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH. Tickets are $5 at the door!!! Just in case you missed it...$5 at the door for a killer Christian Rock (and I mean ROCK) band!


Sports!!!!                                                                       
East TX Drillers Arena Football 2010 Season

IIFA) Although based in Tyler, Texas, the Drillers consider all of the greater East Texas their home. With 2010 serving as the inaugural season of the team, the Drillers will be poised to try and bring a league championship to East Texas. The Drillers are committed to serving in their community and will welcome the opportunity to lend their services when duty calls. The Drillers will help build character in the community, not only in the game of football, but in the game of life!



The focal point of the team is the development of players who have skills to play the game of football. These players will have the opportunity to move up to the next level which consists of the Intense Football League (IFL), Arena Football League (AFL), Canadian Football League (CFL), and the National Football League (NFL).The Drillers will be committed to being an organization that operates with dignity and integrity, realizing that as professional athletes and coaches we are indeed role models!
East TX Drillers vs. Mid-Cities Mustangs -Saturday, May 22 at 7P

East TX Drillers vs. Texas Wranglers - Saturday, May 29 at

East TX Drillers vs. Mid-Cities Mustangs - Sunday, June 20 at 3P

East TX Drillers vs. Mid-Cities Mustangs - Sunday, June 27 at 3PM
Dance
"The Art of Dance" Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Come and enjoy an exciting evening with the Dallas Black Dance Theatre of Dallas, Texas. "The Art of Dance" is a premiere fundraising event for the Arts & Humanities Council of East Texas (AHCET). This exhilarating performance takes place at Tyler Junior College’s Wise Auditorium, adjacent to the Tyler Museum of Art at 1300 Mahon Ave. The dynamics of this world class dance troupe is a crescendo of movement-- integrating pizzaz and jazzy, funny and spiritually stunning agility. "The Art of Dance" is an event where rhythm, grace, and vibrancy meets culture and class. Come and support the Arts & Humanities Council of East Texas, whose mission is to educate and edify economically disadvantaged youth via the arts in the Tyler/East Texas area. "Educate a child in the arts, uplift an entire community."

Tickets are $20 /$10 for students with an ID. AHCET is a 501 c 3 non-profit. For more information, please call 903.216.3671.

Music at the Zoo!!!
Visitors will enjoy the scenic beauty of the Caldwell Zoo’s African Overlook while listening to live music arranged and performed by members of the Tyler Youth Orchestra.

And this is just this weekend!! Stay tuned more soon- Stay at the Rosevine Inn and enjoy all these activities!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Miranda Lambert's Cause, Art and Theatre, Too!

Congratulations to Miranda Lambert on her American Country Music Awards! She is a hometown girl form Lindale (just north of Tyler). You should come to on May 15th and stay at this Tyler Bed and Breakfast , for her annual fundraiser.
Miranda Lambert’s "Cause for the Paws"
Miranda Lambert "Cause for the Paws" concert to benefit the Humane Society of East Texas. Tickets are $125. and will entitle the ticket holder to dinner, 2 wine tickets and a live stage concert by country superstar Miranda Lambert. Nan Kelley, host of Nashville’s GAC (Great American Country) will be a special guest along with singer songwriter Kacey Musgraves. Event attendees are invited to participate in a silent auction and a live auction.
The time and date are confirmed for 6:00 PM on May 15th at the beautiful Villa Di Felicita in Tyler, Texas. This year Miranda will perform a full band show. Special guests will include GAC’s Nan Kelley, Whiskey Myers and Kacey Musgraves. General admission tickets are $125.00 and include two glasses of wine and catered food selections.

It is a worthwhile cause and Rosevine Inn is the best place for you to stay when attending the event!

Opening Reception for In Focus: A Macro World
Opening Reception at Gallery Main Street, 110 W. Erwin, for the newest exhibit "In Focus: A Macro World" Is on May 13th.  The sixth exhibit in the 2009/2010 art series will feature artwork from area artists in oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. "In Focus: A Macro World" will run May 13 to June 19, 2010. Admission to the gallery is free.
Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-W 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Th-F 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sat


How about a play? We have a GREAT Civic Theatre in Tyler. Beginning on May 14 will be
                                                            ’The Kingfisher’
Cecil, a successful novelist living comfortably with his fussy butler, is contemplating marriage. The object of his affection, Evelyn, is the same woman he loved and lost fifty years ago. When news comes that Evelyn’s husband has died and she is about to pay a visit, Cecil is determined to rekindle old flames with a charming proposal. Plans go awry, however, as he completely underestimates the feelings of his prospective bride and that of the moody old Hawkins.

How about something for the kids interested in horses! We can do an early breakfast and you can make this event!     CloverLeaf Open Youth Horse Show
    Saturday, May 15th, 2010 @ 7:30
Open to all youth: Novice- Not age specific. Junior- Age 13 and under. Senior- age 14-19. Note: Can only show ONE division. Halter Classes: Mares Geldings Weanling Yearlings Yearling Long Line Showmanship Performance: Three(3) Divisions Novice-walk Trot Junior Senior Events: Western Pleasure Western Horsemanship Hunter Under Saddle Hunt Seat Equitation 2 Year Old Western Pleasure Trail Barrels-with Walk Trot Division Poles Stakes In-Hand Trail In order to be considered novice, the rider must NOT have won and 1st-3rd place ribbons in ANY canter/lope class.

$3.00 per class or $30 per day; $5.00 bookkeeping                                    
Tyler Saddle Club

212 CR 3424 
Bullard, Texas 75757                                                                         
(903) 590-2980    

There is a new Museum in town and on May 15 and 16 is
                             American Freedom Museum Grand Opening                                                                                                                                              
The American Freedom Museum consists of over 15,000 sq. ft. of galleries containing artifacts & documents from the breadth of our nation’s history. The event will begin with a short ceremony and ribbon cutting followed by free tours throughout the museum. Featured galleries consist of an actual C-57 paratrooper airplane, Huey helicopter from Viet Nam, 1943 Willys jeep, and a 1944 Weasel Tank. Learn about each event from informative panels, maps, videos and photographs throughout each exhibit.



Next time we will talk about the great things to do in Tyler all year long. Come see us soon!