Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
Tyler Texas Happenings  March 2011
Canton Trade Days,  Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Garden (yes still blooming!!), 1st Tuesday in the Garden event, Chili Cook off, music and much more.

MARCH 3 TO 7, 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.

This is absolutely my favorite thing to do in February and March. You can picnic or just take thousands of pictures of the daffodils. It is really so cool. It usually opens Feb. 15 through March 15, but is VERY subject to the weather. Millions of golden daffodils scattered over approx. 28 acres. The garden, just outside Gladewater, is open seven days a week from 10 am to 4 pm.

For directions and predicted blooming schedule please call
(903) 845-5780
You have got to see this!!!

1st Tuesday in the Garden

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
The monthly 1st Tuesday in the Garden lecture series, an educational program sponsored by the Smith County Master Gardeners, in the I.D.E.A. Garden at the Tyler Rose Garden.
Jana Bowman ← click to contact via email

This program is free, open to the public, and about an hour long. Feel free to bring your lunch and paper and pen for note taking.
The I.D.E.A. Garden is located in the SE corner of the Rose Garden with ample parking available outside of the SE gate. In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be moved inside the Rose Center

Glass Recreation Center Spring Rummage Sale  Saturday, March 5th, 2011 @ 8:00am
Families who would like to do a little spring cleaning and make a little money are invited to take part in the first ever rummage sale at the Glass Recreation Center location.

Free admission to the public and donations will be accepted on Friday March 4 between the hours of 10:00a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
This sale will help to benefit all youth programs that we offer free thorough the City of Tyler Parks and Recreation Department.

Saturday, March 5th, 2011 – Sunday, March 6th, 2011
Rose City Chili Pod 30th Cook-off
Rose City Chili Pod is hosting their 30th Ever Chili Cook-off on March 5th at Gander Mountain located 5 miles South of Loop 323 near Loop 49 Toll Road. This years cook-off is benefiting the Spirit of St. Louis Therapeutic Riding Program.

CASI Chili $20 entry fee Turn-In at 2pm.
Juniors Chili (17 and Under) $5 entry fee Turn-In at 1pm
(1st place is a Cooks Stove).
50/50 Beans $5 entry fee Turn-In at Noon (50% of the Pot Paid Back).
Showmanship for CASI cooks Peoples Choice (must purchase Tasting Cups to Vote $3 per Cup-available at 11:30am) Chili cooks are encouraged to have extra chili for the Peoples Choice. We are expecting large crowds and the proceeds go straight to our charity. Overnight parking for RVs and Camping without hook-ups available Fri and Sat.
Event T-shirts and Goody Bags guaranteed to the first 25 CASI entries.
No pre-registrations accepted.Registration will open at 9:30am. Cooks Meeting to follow.

7th Annual High School Art Exhibition

Tyler Museum of Art     Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 – Saturday, March 26th, 2011
This annual exhibition showcases the works of graduating seniors from area high schools, providing opportunity and experience for those aspiring to pursue a career in art following graduation. TMA is located adjacent to the TJC Campus at 1300 S. Mahon Ave. Open Tues. thru Sat, 10am- 5pm, Sun,1-5pm. 903.595.1001   We have seen this before--very interesting!!!
Event Contact Information:
(903) 595-1001

Celebrity Chef Celebration

Saturday, March 12th, 2011 @ 2:00pm
Celebrity Chef Celebration benefiting the Tyler Woman’s Building, Inc.

Featuring Stephen Pyles-renowned chef
2 pm Cooking School
6 pm Cocktail Reception
Event Contact Information:   Debbie Roosth
(903) 561-9366


Pierce Pettis-Live, Original Folk Concert

Saturday, March 19th, 2011 @ 7:00pm
Pierce Pettis, adored by both critics and public alike, is one of this generation’s most masterful songwriters. His music is distinguished by his uncanny ability to capture universals in human experience by drawing on the humor and trials in daily life.

Pettis’ music can simultaneously pull on our hearts and keep us laughing. The beautiful harmonies, inventive yet subtle percussion, strong guitar, and Pierce’s rich vocals are a constant throughout his body of work. "Pierce Pettis doesn’t write mere songs, he writes literature...End to end the songwriting is brilliant..." "Across the entire range of his styles, Pettis constantly reinforces the sensation that he is a thoughtful, sensitive, serious poet, a man who looks deep and ponders long." CLICK BELOW TO ENJOY PIERCE
Pettis has performed in all 48 continental states as well as in Canada and Europe, appeared nine times on American Public Radio’s Mountain Stage, been featured on National Public Radio’s E-town, Morning Edition and World Cafe ... appeared on VH-1, CBS News, and the Nashville Network. We’re thrilled to have him on The Old Firehouse stage!                                  Cost is $12.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door.
Event Contact Information:

Jeff Gottesman ← click to contact via email
(903) 852-2781

The Pilot Club of Tyler Golf Tournament
Monday, March 21st, 2011 @ 12:00pm
Entries close at Friday, March 11, 2011. Registration opens at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) on Monday, March 21, 2011. Shotgun start at 1:00 P.M.

$100.00 per person / $400.00 per team (4 persons); includes green fees, riding cart, range balls, cart signs, scorecards, rule sheets, contest markers, a calligraphy scoreboard, scoring, Hole-in-one prizes on all par 3’s.Complimentary water and carbonated drinks will be available during the tournament.
Food will be provided after the event.
Appropriate golf attire required.
Prizes for 1st and 2nd place teams will be awarded.
Greg Paige

(903) 597-6867

Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry

at The Tyler Civic Theatre  Don't miss it!!!!!!!
Opens March 18 and runs through March 27.

Next time we will be featuring the Azalea Trails-Sooooo much to do and the the beauty abounds!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tyler Happenings-February Fun!

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
Although there is not a ton of things that go on this time of year-there is enough to keep you busy. We are, once again going to feature Mrs. Lee's Garden-because it is so wonderful!! There are several things going on at the Tyler Museum of Art-but we are featuring one of the exhibits here. There is a special musical coming to the Cowan Center at the end of the month. We are also going to talk about a couple of places in Tyler, that sometimes we do mention, but they are always available for you to enjoy when you are in town. We have featured Ye Olde City Antique Mall-which is better than ever!! Lets get going***************

Mrs. Lee’s Daffodil Garden
They will be open when you read this until around March 31st-YOU GOTTA GO!!
Most people have never heard of it... yet those who have, believe it is a private paradise tucked away among the East Texas landscape. It is considered to be the best kept secret in East Texas. Mrs. Lee's Garden is a 816-acre tract of land that is drastically transformation every February and March. Each spring the acreage becomes a golden haven of beauty. Millions of golden daffodils, scattered over approximately 28 acres, begin to bloom. Visitors can see all the beauty by traveling along a four-mile trail that meanders around two lakes, between wooded valleys, and around a replica pioneer log cabin. It is a sight that leaves visitors in absolute awe.

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.
When visiting please respect the beauty that is offered for your enjoyment.

The Tyler Museum of Art
Has a fabulous permanent collection in addition to the special exhibitions we have been featuring! You have got to check them out.
Donald Vogel, Self-Portrait, 1989. Oil on panel.
 Gift of Valley House Gallery, Inc., Dallas (2001.8)
The Tyler Museum of Art has a permanent collection of over 1500 works. Since the Museum opened in 1971, the permanent collection has seen periods of great advancement, including a gift of Mexican folk art from Laura and Dan Boeckman. Today, the Laura and Dan Boeckman Collection of Mexican Folk Art is one of the largest collections of its kind in the United States. Other works of art continue to be gifted to the Museum and others have been selected for purchase with funds donated by benefactors. Such individuals – and in some case, organizations and foundations – have become vital partners in forming the collection and in defining the Museum’s character and purpose.

The Collection includes works by both early and contemporary Texas artists including Porfirio Salinas, Jerry Bywaters, L.O. Griffith, Rosalee Speed, and Josephine Oliver, as well as contemporary artists such as Joseph Glasco, Sedrick Huckaby, William B. Montgomery, Karl Umlauf, Vernon Fisher, James Surls, Ancel E. Nunn, Terry Allen, Skeet McAuley, and Keith Carter. In addition to the strong collection of works by Texas artists, the Tyler Museum of Art also features works by many others including Josef Albers, Al Held, Robert Motherwell, Clayton Pond, and Edward Zucca.

A Night to Remember--Hits from the Oldies
Benefiting Breckenridge Village of Tyler*****Presented by Chick-fil-A
Friday, February 25th, 2011 @ 7:00pm

Artwork available. Please contact us for it. Roll up your jeans, pull out your poodle skirts and shine your loafers as we get ready to go back in time and enjoy the sights, sounds and music of days gone by.

Featured entertainment includes TJC’s Apache Belles, C-Man (Dale Cummings), Shake Rattle & Roll, All Saints Young Men’s Quartet, Potter’s Cast Drama Team, Matt & Megan Magill and ELVIS! "A Night to Remember" is a premier event benefiting Breckenridge Village of Tyler.
Cost: $20 per ticket Call us we will get your tickets for you!!
Takes place at KE Bushman’s Winery & Celebration Center---

Live Original Folk Music Concert - L.J. Booth
Live Folk Music Concert   Sunday, February 27th, 2011 @ 3:00pm
In 1987, LJ Booth came out of the central Wisconsin woodwork with his debut album YARNS, which was described as "simply great music." In the years following, he entered three songwriting competitions; Kerrville’s New Folk, Telluride’s Troubadour, and Falcon Ridge’s Showcase and won all three.

Born in the Philippines, most of LJ’s childhood was spent overseas... living in northern India from the age of five to ten. With traveling in his blood, LJ hitchhiked extensively in the States and in Europe after leaving home...working a variety of jobs from oil rigs in Wyoming to playing street music in Germany and Switzerland.
Acoustic Guitar said "..this gifted singer-songwriter skillfully connects the dots between his own past, present and future with succinct, often powerful lyrics, appealing melodies, and agile fingerpicking... his keen fascination with life’s journey draws listeners closer to the memories and revelations that make it worth traveling.."
Cost: $12.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door.

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                                      FEBRUARY 25-27, 2011

Momma Mia!
Monday, February 28th, 2011 @ 7:30pm AT THE COWAN CENTER
A mother. A daughter. 3 possible dads.

And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!
Over 40 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, MAMMA MIA! is the World’s No. 1 Show!

Hope to be seeing all of you in the next couple of weeks!!! Until next time
Innkeeper Becca signing off