Thursday, December 30, 2010

Canton Trade Days & Tyler Happenings 2011

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
Welcome to 2011!! A New Year. Make a resolution now to visit East Texas several times this year. There is so much to do and see. Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place for you to stay while discovering the area. Check out this blog often for the information you need to make your plans. We try to publish twice a month and let YOU know the "scoop" on events and happenings. CANTON TRADE DAYS happens every first Monday weekend. Lots to see and buy. Music is prevalent in the area so subscribe and be in the know!! No charge to see this blog!

Canton Trade Days

December 30 thru January 2, 2011
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 relationship between vendors and shoppers is the reason people keeping 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.

The world's largest outdoor trade days takes place Thursday through Sunday before the first Monday of every month in Canton, Texas. Every month, thousands of vendors from across the country turn this friendly East Texas community into a shopper's paradise where you can find the rare antiques and collectibles, furniture, fine home decor, arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry, tools, produce, and much more. Make plans now to come to Canton and enjoy the First Monday shopping experience.
 Every time we feature First Monday this year we will give you some different information that you may need to make your shopping experience more enjoyable!.

Every Thursday at CAFE TAZZA there are local artists showing their works and musicians performing for you. Check them out at

East Texas Wedding Extravaganza

2011 Bridal Expo
JANUARY 9  12 noon  

The East Texas Wedding Extravaganza is the bridal event of East Texas not to be missed! Our bridal shows are not the typical show, it’s an event! The Wedding Extravaganza is a trendy, out of the box experience.

We offer brides what they are looking for innovative ideas, creative alternatives and the classic traditional. Our fashion shows are New York style runway, fun and high energy. You’ll find no other bridal fashion show like it in East Texas.
We’ll put you in direct contact with the wedding specialists you are looking for and vendors you never even thought of! Our event offers you a showcase of amazing ideas, fabulous prizes and a wonderful experience. We invite you attend, have fun, be inspired and find all that will make that special day your personal special day!
Maybe HE can do this while you are at the bridal show!!

71st East Texas Golden Gloves Tournament

The Road to the Top Starts Here
Jan.7 thru Jan 9

It is time once again for the East Texas Golden Gloves Tournament. This year will mark the 71st Annual Tournament, sponsored by The East Texas Golden Gloves Association, a non-profit corporation.

This year we are excited to be hosting the tournament at The University of Texas at Tyler Louise Herrington Patriot Center.
Boxing in the local area continues to grow and so does the talent. We have an opportunity to send more
athletes to compete at the state level this year. Golden Gloves is one of only three avenues that a boxer follows to make the USA Olympic Boxing Team. The East Texas Golden Gloves Association was proud to have Luis Yanez, from Texas, make and compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Our athletes have been working hard to train and try to make the 2012 Olympic Team.
This year with the local talent, we are hoping to have someone from East Texas to compete at the national level.
Gates Open: 6:00PM
Bouts Start: 7:00PM    Featured Announcer: Mike Alzamora
Valet Parking: Available in the Front
Admission $10.00   Reserved $20.00
Ringside $25.00    Tables $250.00   Sanctioned by Southwestern Association of USA Boxing
Sanction Number 1126003

An Evening with John Landau
Thursday, January 13th, 2011 @ 7:30pm at the Cowan Center
With the distinction of having produced the two highest grossing movies of all time - Avatar and Titanic - JON LANDAU is considered one of the most successful film producers in Hollywood. The winner of an Academy Award and two Golden Globes has repeatedly demonstrated an ability to oversee and deliver major motion pictures. The combination of his thorough understanding of the most complex state-of-the-art visual effects technologies, his experience working hand-in-hand with the highest caliber of creative talent, and his ability to motivate people have all enabled him to play a significant role in numerous major motion pictures. In addition to Avatar and Titanic, JON LANDAU produced Steven Soderbergh’s Solaris and co-produced Warren Beatty’s Dick Tracy and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
Just in time for the Kids and Kids at Heart!
ETSO Concert: Disney in Concert
Saturday January 15 @  2 and 7:30 pm
The East Texas Symphony Orchestra presents an evening of music from the films of Walt Disney. Per Brevig and the orchestra will be joined by a quartet of guest vocalists for music from "The Little Mermaid," "The Lion King," "Mary Poppins" and much more.

Throughout the performance, video clips and artwork from the Disney Studios will be projected above the orchestra. Tickets range from $10 to $55.
They are available through the UT Tyler Cowan Center Box Office, 903.566.7424, or online at
Load up your kids and stay with us! They will really enjoy hearing this.

The Cornish Art Colony    Giants of the Gilded Age
A joint exhibition by the TMA and the Parrish House Museum in New Hampshire featuring works by such celebrated artists as Maxfield Parrish & Frederic Remington.

Exhibition admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, children under 12 free.
Exhibit will occur every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am - 5 pm, beginning January 18, 2011 through April 17, 2011.

January 8 and 15 another FUN venue for the kids
Sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife at The Nature Center in Tyler,                   11810 FM 848            phone 903-566-1615 2,000 trout and channel catfish stocked to provide a free fishing opportunity for kids and their adult fishing mentors. Bring your own bait and equipment. No license required.


Of course you can come and visit us at THE ROSEVINE INN and just cozy up the fireplaces with your honey. Our cats love to sit in your lap and purrrr, too. The Hot Tub is ready for you to relax in, too. So come on over and stay with us. It is a great getaway.

Until next time Innkeeper Becca signing off!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
The holidays are here! This is the last post of 2010 for Rosevine Inn-thus it will have LOTS of information of fun things to do while staying at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast in this holiday season! Don't forget you can do lots of things or just stay at the Inn and relax. There is a alot of things for kids to do this December in Tyler.  Enjoy a cup of hot spiced tea, sit by the fire, get a relaxing massage, enjoy the hot tub, or just curl up and read a good book. it is up to you!
Lets get started with the events of December in the area!

More info at
or call (903) 593-7827

The Polar Express Train Ride

Now thru Dec. 27th-All Aboard! The Polar ExpressTMcomes to life at the Texas State Railroad.

Inspired by the award winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, come experience the magic of The Polar ExpressTM. Read along with the story as the train makes a roundtrip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot chocolate and a treat. And, for those who believe, a special gift for each child. Everyone is encouraged to wear their pajamas!
December 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, & 27
What fun! Ticket prices vary see website for more information or call (888) 987-2461

"All Things Peter" Exhibit  December 1 thru December 31
At the Tyler Public Library-201 S. College St. more info
In 1893 a well-educated young woman wrote a picture letter to a sick little boy. It began, "I don’t know what to write to you so I shall tell you a story about four little rabbits whose names were Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail and Peter". In December, 1901 she went on to privately print 250 copies of The Tale of Peter Rabbit in time for the holidays. Exhibits are located on the first and second floor displays.
Howie Mandel LIVE

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 @ 7:30pm at The Cowan Center
HOWIE MANDEL has been a force in show business for over 30 years. From his six seasons on "St. Elsewhere" to hosting the national phenomenon "Deal or No Deal," Howie brings comedy, charisma and unmatched likability to every project. He’s a frequent guest on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno and can be heard in syndication on his Emmy Award nominated children series "Bobby’s World." He’s been a mainstay on the comedy scene since his 1979 debut at the Comedy Store in L.A. - an appearance that scored him his first tv appearance on "Make Me Laugh." He performs over 200 comedy concert dates each year. Lucky for us, this year, one of those stops includes the Cowan Center!

Journey Through Bethlehem   A Drive-Thru Nativity
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 – Saturday, December 11th, 2010
FREE Christmas Drive-Through--Experience Bethlehem the way it might have been the night Jesus was born. The busy market place, Cruel Roman soldiers, shepherds, live animals and actors.
This is a really great thing to see. The church goes to lots of effort to
make this very authentic.

"A Victorian Christmas"  December 9th
4-8 p.m.
Steep yourself in old-fashioned Christmas traditions, as you tour this 151 year old Tyler historic landmark delightfully decorated for the holidays. This event is part of the Downtown Tyler Museums Alliance holiday celebration, where four other downtown museums will be having their holiday open houses at the same time. The McClendon House will also be open for tours, along with the ArtWalk and HistoryWalk on the downtown square. Join us and let the atmosphere of Christmases of yesteryear help make this Christmas season come alive again in your heart!
Enrich your holiday season by visiting the downtown museums! Travel back in time and make new discoveries while enjoying food, music and seasonal activities.

Goodman Museum, 624 N. Broadway
Cotton Belt Depot, 210 E. Oakwood
Smith County Historical Society Museum, 125 S. College
The McClendon House. 806 W. Houston
Artwalk: 4pm - 8pm

Enjoy Original art in Downtown Spaces, along with music and dance!
Historywalk: 5pm-7pm
Visit with historic characters from Downtown’s Half Mile of History. Actors will portray some of Tyler’s historic figures during this event
Free Admission.  Drawing for a $500 gift basket.

"Holiday in the Park" and Christmas Bazaar
Saturday, December 11th, 2010 @ 10:00am
Over 50 vendors will be on hand for you to shop for great gifts!
Plus lots of fun for the kids! Snow Hill!! What Fun!!!

Willie Nelson LIVE in Concert December 11 @ 7:30
Live at the Oil Palace, Dec 11, 7:30PM, Legendary Willie Nelson returns to The Oil Palace once again! Fans can expect to hear their favorite songs by Willie Live and Up Close! So prepare yourself for one amazing concert!
Ticket Prices:  $55, $45, $40, $35.
For More Information go to
or call Oil Palace Box Office    (903) 566-2122
"Christmas Musical"

Presented by
"Sunday, December 12th, 2010 – Monday, December 13
300 voice and 65 piece orchestra.  Free admission.

Friday, December 17th, 2010 – Sunday, December 19th, 2010
Winterfest is Pine Cove’s winter camp experience. Each of our five youth camps will be putting on a Winterfest weekend camp packed with fun activities, Bible studies, great counselors, all-camp games and, of course, club (worship + speaker time). The camp will be decorated up for Christmas and who knows, it might even snow.

If you’re new to Pine Cove, Winterfest is a great way to get a taste of summer camp fun. It’s also a great time for returning campers to reunite with old friends and counselors. Whether you’re coming back or coming for the first time, Winterfest promises to be a weekend crammed full of fun, music, holiday festivity, and spiritual growth.
Bus Ride: $60

To Tyler Camps: Pine Cove will be providing round-trip chartered bus service from Richardson, Texas to Pine Cove in Tyler, Texas. This bus ticket is not applicable to campers attending Winterfest at Outback in Columbus, Texas. The bus loads on Friday, December 17 at 5:00 pm, at Westwood Junior High, 7630 Arapaho Rd (between Coit and Meandering Way). The bus returns on Sunday, December 19, between 3:30 and 4:00 pm.
To sign up for Winterfest, register online or call 877-474-6326

There is lots of music in the area this month. December 10th  Whiskeyfish at Moores Store, Of course we featured Willie Nelson December 11th. Also on that date Blacktop Gypsy at Moores Store and Heather Little and Drew Hall at Miranda Lambert's  Red 55 Winery in Lindale. December 12 Greg Greemway will sing Folk music at The Old Firehouse. Dec. 17 Straydog is at Moore's Store and Randy Brown is at The Forge. December 18th The East Texas Jazz Orchestra is at Moore's Store and let me tell you this has been a sell-out the last few months! Heather Little is at The Forge and Scotty G. is at Miranda Lambert's red 55 Winery. Moore's Store and The Forge are both located in Ben Wheeler.
Then let us wish yoy u
Now Lets talk about New Year's Eve!!!

Texas State Railway Presents: Dinner Trains

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Dinner Train
Departing the Palestine Depot    Friday, December 31

6:30pm - Champagne Reception & Entertainment
7:30pm - Dinner train departure  Celebrate the New Year in style! Enjoy a champagne reception and musical entertainment. Then board the train for an elegant evening complete with a three-course meal. Wear your favorite masquerade mask or purchase one at the reception

$89.00 per person (21 years or older)
Advanced reservations required. Last date to book is December 28th at 5pm. Seating is limited.
Tables seat 4 individuals and are assigned at the time of reservation. We recommend that groups book under the same reservation in order to sit a the same table. Couples may bring one bottle of wine to enjoy with the meal.
Event Contact Information:

Texas State Railway
(903) 683-2561
Come to
12/31 News Year's Eve Party w/ Bugs Henderson, $75 single or $125/couple includes meal and party favors. Reservations Required. Call 903.833.5100 to reserve your spot.
Bugs is a fantastic musician!
His mixture of searing blues, jazz ability, swing, funk, and just about everything else that can be played on six strings; Bugs has the ability to give his audience a sense of true musical art, applying enormous control over his tone and coloration.

Bugs has played with guitar icons such as B.B. King, Freddie King, Eric Clapton, Ted Nugent, Roy Buchanan, and James Burton. To this day, Bugs' guitar hangs in Hard Rock Cafe' in Dallas along side instruments donated by Lee Ritenouer and Chet Atkins.