Wow was our last post chock full of things to do. Here comes April and the flowers are still spectacular!! Come see them-lets talk about all the activities for the next couple of weeks-Fun runs, music, food, Canton Trade Days, Antique shopping at Ye Olde City Mall, flowers,plays, exhibits, storytelling-----WOW-it is all here- The Rosevine Inn is your spot for lodging while enjoying every event here. Read on and see!!
1st Tuesday in the Garden
•Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 @ 12:00pm
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.
Penny Nichols-Sanders Annual Spring Art Show
•Thursday, March 31st, 2011 @ 9:00am
•Friday, April 1st, 2011 @ 9:00am
•Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 @ 9:00am
This annual art show and sale features work by professionals and students. The Woman’s Building, 911 S. Broadway, at the corner of Broadway and Dobbs St. Free admission, refreshments served.
Event Contact Information:
Senior Celebrating Life
•Thursday, March 31st, 2011 @ 9:00am - 2:00pm
This is an announcement that Senior Celebrating Life will occur on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 9:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Harvey Convention Center
2000 West Front Street
Tyler, TX 75702
2011 Spring Show
Thursday, March 31st, 2011 – Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
Enjoy a true Texas tradition with this year’s Spring Show, "Get Real", featuring high-kicking, toe-tapping entertainment that will thrill audiences of all ages.
April 2 Matinee @ 2 p.m.
Admission Thurs. night and Sat. matinee - $5
Fri. & Sat. nights, reserved seating - $10
TJC Cashier’s Office
(903) 510-2672 http://www.apachebelles.com/
A Very Worthwhile Thing to do!
Be The Match!
Friday, April 1st, 2011 – Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
Be the one to save a life.
Take the first step. Join the Marrow registry. There will be a donor registry drive at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on April 1 (8am - 5pm), April 2 (10am - 2pm) and April 3 (9am - 12pm).
For more information contact Alicia Peoples at 214-820-3956 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prestige Estates Azalea Trail Art Exhibit
•Friday, April 1st, 2011 @ 9:00am - 6:00pm
Art exhibit featuring originals, oils, watercolors, limited editions and framed prints provided by the Palette of Roses Art League, The Gold Leaf Gallery, Frame-Up Gallery and Thomas Kinkade Art Gallery, as well as works from private collectors and local artists.
Tyler Area Flower Show
WOW 2 COMEDY VENUES IN ONE NIGHT!!
Nobodies of Comedy
Friday, April 1st, 2011 @ 7:30pm
All big-name comedians get their start in the same place: honing their acts in comedy clubs across America. The producers of this side-splitting show have scoured these clubs and assembled a stand-up show starring their funniest and most outrageous finds. And guess what?...You’ve never even heard of any of them! But all that’s about to change.
See the best unknown comedians working today in NOBODIES OF COMEDY. No over hyped stars...just hard-working, hilarious comics performing an explosive night of laughter allowing you little time to breathe! NOBODIES OF COMEDY is your chance to see tomorrow’s stars of comedy today. Perfect for April Fools Day!
http://www.cowancenter.org/ (903) 566-7424 http://www.uttyler.edu/cowan
Larry The Cable Guy "Git-R-Done Comedy Tour!"
Friday, April 1st, 2011 @ 8:00pm
YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS COMEDY TOUR!
LARRY THE CABLE GUY IN TYLER TEXAS, A MUST SEE. HURRY AND GET TICKETS - GOING TO BE A SELLOUT!! Contact The Oil Palace Box Office for additional information (903) 566-2122 or visit our website at http://www.oilpalace.com/
FOR THE KIDDOS!!
Autism Awareness - Family Fun Day in the Park
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 @ 10:00am It's FREE!!!!
Location: Bergfeld Park - 1510 S College Ave, Tyler, TX 75701
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 200 p.m. Activities for all ages
Come enjoy the bounce houses, face painting, kids yoga and tai chi, great LIVE music, and much more!
The 3rd Annual Kid Fest 2011
Comes to the Broadway Square Mall on Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 10 am - 2 pm. Kids Fest will focus on community resources and programs available to families and children in our community of all ages. This event is sponsored by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
Azalea Tales & Workshop
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 – Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
Sheila Phillips storytelling, musical guest. Azalea Tales Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2010 at 9:30 am
This is my favorite thing all year!!
Spirits of Oakwood Walking Tour
Tour through Historic Oakwood Cemetery
Tour guides lead groups every 10 minutes through this historic cemetery, stopping at various graves, where historians dressed in period clothing portray notable Tyler and Smith County citizens.
First tour at 1:00 pm, last tour at 4:30 pm. $6 per person, children 10 and under Free, but must be accompanied by an adult. Oakwood Cemetery. Corner of Palace and Oakwood St., please enter back gate on Ellis St. For more info 903.593.4642. Sat., March 27 (gates open at 1pm).
Event Contact Information: (903) 593-4642
Location: Oakwood Cemetary
800 W. Oakwood Tyler, Texas 75702
The Spirit of Dance
The Dallas Black Dance Theatre II delivers a most passionate and spiritual, yet delicate balance of strength and physicality in a repertoire of spirited dance.
The fusion of styles are vibrant and memorable, do not miss the joy and the beauty of this breathtaking artistry of dance! Plan... enjoy your life...The Dallas Black Dance Theatre II at Caldwell Auditorium, Tyler, Tx.
Tickets: $20 for adults $10 (12 and below)
Tickets can be purchased at Hastings on South Broadway or Zoe Bookstore at New Life Missionary Baptist Church (across from John Tyler H. S.) in Tyler, TX.
Smith County Medical Society Alliance BookFair
Thursday, April 7th, 2011 – Saturday, April 9th, 2011
Sale of reasonably priced used hardback and paperback books and rare books. This semi-annual sale raises money for scholarships to students in Allied Health studies.
Event Contact Information: (903) 561-1353
Your kids ( and you) will love this!!!
Day Out With Thomas 2011 Leader of the Track Tour
For more information visit www.texasstaterr.com or call 1-888-987-2461.
Dates: April 8, 2011 - April 17, 2011 Days of Week: Sunday Friday Saturday
Target Audience: Kid Friendly,General Audience
Time: 10:00am, 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm & 3:15pm
Location: Texas State Railroad - Rusk Depot
Price: $18-$30 Ticketing Phone: 1-866-468-7630
New Play at the Civic Theatre!!
"Dixie Swim Club"
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. “The Dixie Swim Club” focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years.
Tyler Civic Theater ← click to contact via email
(903) 592-0561 http://www.tylercivictheatre.com/
J.D. Crowe & The New South
•Friday, April 8th, 2011 @ 7:30pm
In 1971, he founded The New South, a revolutionary Bluegrass band which originally included young musicians who would go on to successful solo careers including Ricky Skaggs and Bobby Sloan. Today, Crowe leads young musicians in a mission to continually reinvent Bluegrass while honoring the legacy of tone, taste and timing established by his musical! idols.
At The Cowan Center http://www.cowancenter.org/ (903) 566-7424
25th St. Gregory Fun Run & Carnival
•Saturday, April 9th, 2011 @ 8:00am
Fun Run events begin at 8:00 a.m. and includes 5K and 1 mile races, plus a Kids’ Dash for runners ages 7 and under. The race course returns to its original location this year, starting and finishing on College Street in front of St. Gregory.
Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome to participate. Commemorative medals will be awarded to the top three male and female chip-timed runners in each age group for the 5K and 1 mile races. Every runner in the Kids’ Dash will receive a participant ribbon.
After the Fun Run, stay to enjoy great food and exciting games at the St. Gregory Carnival. It’s sure to be a memorable morning for the whole family!
Race registration can be done in person or by mail at St. Gregory Cathedral School or online at Active.com.
Call (903) 595-4109 for more information.
YOU COULD DO BOTH!!!!
4th Annual Parkinson’s Disease Walk-A-Thon
•Saturday, April 9th, 2011 @ 10:00am
Registration 10:15 - 11:00 a.m. (Registration is located in the Robert E. Lee High School Parking Lot facing Rose Rudman Trail and beside REL track). Vendor Booths open from 10:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Program begins: 11:00 a.m. Walk begins 11:15 a.m. Picnic begins: 12:15 p.m.
Please join the East Texas Chapter & Information & Referral Center of the American Parkinson Disease Association at our Annual Parkinson’s Walk-a-thon. 100% of the net proceeds from this event support Parkinson’s disease research projects approved by the APDA Scientific Advisory Board.
Early Registration Fee: $20 Adults; $10 Children (Under 12) Day of Event Registration Fee: $25 Adults; $15 Children Registration Fee includes one food ticket, one walk t-shirt and one raffle ticket. A walk map of the trail will also be provided at registration.
WALK BONUS: If a team or individual raises an additional $500 or more in donations or sponsorships, the participant or team captain will receive a $20 restaurant gift card of your choice. (Gift cards will be delivered within 406 weeks after walk.)
There will be exhibits, face painting for the kids, DJ entertainment and more!
Event Contact Information: Kelly M. Pierson ← click to contact via email
(903) 596-3618 http://www.etapda.org/
East Texas A Cappella Celebration
vocal groups come together for FREE concert
•Saturday, April 9th, 2011 @ 7:00pm
We are still looking for sponsors to help cover the cost of promotion, utilities and a meal for the performers, so if you would be interested in helping make this unique event possible, please contact us.
Event Contact Information: John Hodges (903) 509-9494
Tyler Concert In The Park
•Saturday, April 9th, 2011 @ 7:00pm
Community concert open to the public and free admission in Bergfeld Park
Johnsmith - Live, Original Folk Music Concert
•Sunday, April 10th, 2011 @ 3:00pm at The Olde Firehouse in Edom, Tx
Johnsmith is one such artist; a gifted singer-songwriter, moving performer and roaming troubadour. John possesses these gifts in abundance. His song-lyrics are finely shaped and powerfully moving and voiced with a spirit and soulfulness that is earned through the embracing of the joys and the pains of a life (both physical and spiritual) lived to the fullest.
Tom Kimmel writes..."When I first heard John Smith my attention was captured by his sweet, earthy voice and fine craftsmanship, but what drew me in was his heart. It’s clear that he’s lived the pain in his songs and that his optimism is hope born of wisdom. That’s a rare thing and a gift to all who hear him." Each of John’s albums to date seek to explore and develop his unique vision as a wordsmith and his undeniable talent as a musician. As always, John’s musical journey takes the listener in to the heart of what matters to him as an artist.
Cost is $12.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door.
Azalea Trail Organ Concert
•Sunday, April 10th, 2011 @ 4:00pm
Free musical interlude inside the First Presbyterian Church sanctuary featuring the famous Casavant pipe organ!
Event Contact Information:
(903) 597-6317 http://www.fpctyler.org/
•Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 @ 7:30pm at the Cowan Center
As zany as the Marx Brothers, as clever as Houdini says Newsweek. PILOBOLUS has been mesmerizing audiences for 40 years with its unique weight-sharing, mind-bending approach to the human body.
The New York Times writes, The company provides a much-needed breath ! of fresh air in the somewhat solemn climate of modern dance. You wont believe your eyes!
http://www.cowancenter.org/ (903) 566-7424
"Art in the Park" at the Goodman
•Saturday, April 16th, 2011 @ 10:00am - 4:00pm
Complimentary refreshments will be served off the grand front porch of the Goodman, where there will be lectures held by University of Texas at Tyler art professor, Merrie Wright. Tours of this lovely old southern home will be given, as you enjoy lovely harp music played in the Gold Parlor. Join us at the Goodman for the first "Art in the Park" event, and immerse yourself in a variety of wonderful and fun art. Let your creative side be inspired!
Event Contact Information:
Patricia Heaton ← click to contact via email
(903) 531-1286 http://www.goodmanmuseum.com/
at Clear Springs Tyler
benefitting Relay For Life
•Saturday, April 16th, 2011 @ 11:00am
This is Clear Springs 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil where ALL donations go to Tyler’s Relay For Life.
We are excited to team up in our fight against Cancer and give HOPE to those in need.
Tickets are $8 at the door (preferably cash), we will have raffle tickets for $5 to win donated items from local businesses.
There will be Crawfish Boil t-shirts for sale as well. We are very excited to continue this event.
Clear Springs and the Relay For Life hope to see you there!
East Texas Earth Day
•Sunday, April 17th, 2011 @ 10:00am - 5:00pm
The event is free to the community and offers fishing, hayrides, farm tours, music, and booths featuring environmentally friendly products and services.
Event Contact Information: Bryan Rayburn ← click to contact via email
(903) 565-4475 http://www.camptyler.org/
Saturday April 16th and Sunday 17th, 2011 10 am to 5 pm Daily
April in Edom, an old fashioned street fair for adults, kids and pets. This event is held every year on the third weekend of April in downtown Edom.
The fun and festivity of an old-fashioned street fair returns to this tiny town in East Texas.
“April in Edom” fills the main street of Downtown Edom on April 16 and 17 and it is free!
A favorite event, the Pet Parade, starts at 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Any type of pet and its owner is invited to participate in the entertaining event, where everyone is a winner. Prizes for pet/owner look-alikes, tricks, and best of show are sure to be a hit. Last year, a chicken won the event!
Music to lighten you spirit will include gospel, bluegrass and country playing throughout the weekend and even at night during the classic car show.
A live auction also gets underway Saturday afternoon. And don’t forget the opening parade with the school bands and cheerleaders on Sat. morning at 10 AM!
A children’s play area, complete with pony rides, a choo-choo train and a bounce house, ensures that everyone in the family has a fun-filled adventure.
Some of the local artist studios, the antique shop and the famous restaurant featuring “the best chicken fried steak in Texas” will be open during the fair.
Edom is located at the intersection of FM 279 and Hwy 314, halfway between Canton and Tyler.
Don't Miss This!!
Historic U.S. Hwy. 80 Sale
•Friday, April 15th, 2011 @ 8:00am
•Saturday, April 16th, 2011 @ 8:00am
•Sunday, April 17th, 2011 @ 8:00am
Organized by East Texas Tourism Association 21 years ago to promote and increase tourism trade and traffic along historic US 80, hundreds of sales will be going on in pockets all along U.S. Highway 80 throughout several states.
Also many car clubs and RV clubs plan events around the weekend.
While shoppers will be searching for great deals, cities along the route hope they find the highway’s more permanent treasures, such as bed and breakfasts, motels, restaurants and historical sites.
A list of businesses participating can be found on the East Texas Tourism website http://www.easttexasguide.com/ and is updated daily.
OKAY-IF YOU CANNOT FIND SOMETHING HERE TO DO AND SEE-YOU NEED TO GO BACK AND READ AGAIN!!!
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Until next time Innkeeper Becca signing off.