Friday, March 25, 2011

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast -- The Rosevine Inn

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
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
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.
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:
(903) 592-8519

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

Apache Belle

2011 Spring Show

"Get Real"
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
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
Prestige Estates Azalea Trail Art Exhibit
•Friday, April 1st, 2011 @ 9:00am - 6:00pm

•Saturday, April 2nd, 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.
Free admission.

(903) 561-6102

Tyler Area Flower Show
Tyler Area Council of Garden Clubs        Friday, April 1st, 2011 @ 9:00am
Flower Show featuring 36 floral designs and horticulture exhibits representing 19 area garden clubs.

Open to the public. Free admission.
Event Contact Information:
(903) 566-1019

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!      (903) 566-7424
Larry The Cable Guy  "Git-R-Done Comedy Tour!"
Friday, April 1st, 2011 @ 8:00pm

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

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
•Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 @ 1:00pm
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
•Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 @ 7:30pm - 9:00pm

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
Take a 30 minute ride with a full size Thomas the Tank EngineTM, meet Sir Topham Hatt, enjoy live storytelling, live musical entertainment, temporary tattoos, food vendors, & Much, Much More! Families will enjoy hours of fun during this special event!

For more information visit  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
Phone: 1-888-987-2461
Location: Texas State Railroad - Rusk Depot
Ticket Information
Price: $18-$30     Ticketing Phone: 1-866-468-7630

New Play at the Civic Theatre!!
"Dixie Swim Club"
Friday, April 8th, 2011 – Sunday, April 17th, 2011
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
J.D. Crowe & The New South
•Friday, April 8th, 2011 @ 7:30pm

Grammy winner J.D. Crowe picked up his first banjo at age 13 and hasn't put it down since! The influential Bluegrass artist is described as a visionary committed to paying tribute to the past while embracing a wide-open future for the genre he loves. He began his career as a teenager inspired by Flatt & Scruggs and the Kentucky Barn Dance.
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      (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
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
East Texas A Cappella Celebration
  vocal groups come together for FREE concert
•Saturday, April 9th, 2011 @ 7:00pm
From Classical to Jazz, Barbershop to Gospel, area vocal groups of all sizes and genres come together to celebrate the beauty and magic of the human voice at the East Texas A Cappella Celebration. The free community concert will be held Saturday, April 9, 2011, at 7 P.M., in the Glenwood Church of Christ auditorium, at the corner of Rice and Hollytree, in Tyler. Participating groups include The Blessing (women’s contemporary worship), Clearly Vocal (five-voice vocal jazz), Faithful Praise (gospel), Then & Now (barbershop), with a special appearance by the Bullard High School Choir, under the direction of Cindi Galletly. Taylor Hemness, anchor for KLTV Channel 7 News, will be the host for the evening.
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

At a time when national fame, fortune and reputation are often awarded to performers of pedestrian and limited talents and abilities, it is wholly refreshing to encounter an artist whose work, often grossly under-recognised, possesses a genius that cannot be denied, ignored or overlooked.
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

•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.
What started as a dance class project at Dartmouth College in 1971 has now become one of the most influential modern dance companies in the world. Seen by millions of people worldwide thanks to countless television appearances including their six jaw-dropping performances at the 79th Annual Academy Awards, this award-winning dance company will delight audiences of all ages with a performance that defies the law of gravity and physics.
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!      (903) 566-7424
"Art in the Park" at the Goodman
•Saturday, April 16th, 2011 @ 10:00am - 4:00pm

Come to the first art show event ever to take place on the lovely grounds of the 1859 Goodman-LeGrand Museum! This 150 year old house is set back on nine beautiful acres known as the LeGrand Park. Artists of all kinds will be showcasing their work and demonstrating different art mediums, such as oil on canvas, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, sculpture, pottery and more. Sales of some of the artwork will be available.
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

Crawfish Boil

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

This is an annual event held at Camp Tyler to celebrate the natural heritage of Texas, while educating the public about being good stewards of their environment.
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

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!
The festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday on FM 279, the main thoroughfare through town. Motorcycles and fire trucks join in the fun and a classic car show spices up Saturday night. Vendors from all over Texas sell arts and crafts and a variety of handmade items. There is a real-deal blacksmith and a glass blower doing demonstrations. Food carts offer typical fair food including hot dogs, turkey legs, fried Twinkies and sno-cones.
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 and is updated daily.

Until next time Innkeeper Becca signing off.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
Spring is here-such a beautiful time in Tyler. Azalea Trails, home tours, arts and crafts, music, and so much more to do.  More to do than can be possibly done!!  Here is a great picture of the Inn in springtime.
Enjoy the Barn

Wisteria abounds

Four Winds Renaissance Faire
Come enjoy all different types of performers from distant lands at Four Winds Faire, including armored knights, exotic belly-dancers, musicians, magicians, jugglers, fire-swallowers, pirates, and many more.
2011 Events Listing
March Events:

March 5-6 Family adventure
March 12-13 Pirates and Buccaneers Special Polish/ Ukrainian battles
March 19-20 St.Patricks
March 25 (Friday) Area school   March 26-27 Renaissance Romance

How about an Air Show??
Wings of Freedom
Friday, March 11th, 2011 – Monday, March 14th, 2011
The Wings of Freedom Tour brings historic aviation to your community, including B-17, B-24, and P-51. Tour through the authentically restored aircraft or take a flight aboard for the ultimate immersion in history.
Walk through tours of the aircraft are $12 for adults, and $6 for children 12 and under for access to all of the aircraft. WWII Veterans get into the ground tours at no charge.

Historic Aviation Memorial Museum Tyler
150 Airport Drive
Tyler, Texas 75704
Location Contact Information:
Carolyn verver ← click to contact via email
(903) 363-9143
East Texas Daylily Society Meeting
Sunday, March 13th, 2011 @ 2:00pm
The East Texas Daylily Society will meet on March 13 at the Tyler Rose Garden Center at 2pm.
Program: Area landscaper, James Wilhite, gives slide presentation about easing garden maintenance and on companion plants for daylilies.
Visitors and new members welcomed.
For more info, contact Bill or Dee at 903-670-3302

Handel’s "Messiah" Parts II and III
Sunday, March 20th, 2011 @ 4:00pm
Click to hear!!
Concert with professional orchestra, four guest soloists, and combined voices of Tyler Civic Chorale and chancel choir of First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, conducted by Donald Duncan.
Cost: $15.00 Adults, $5.00 Students.
Event Contact Information:
Donald Duncan ← click to contact via email
(903) 597-6317

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 @ 7:30pm at the Cowan Center
In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It’s what they’ve worked for - with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It’s the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed -- to have the chance to dance.

This is A CHORUS LINE, the musical for everyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line.
Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, this singular sensation is the longest-running American Broadway musical ever. Now A CHORUS LINE returns. Come meet the new generation of Broadways best. mature subject matter, adult situations, suggested age 17 and above.
This is sooo much FUN!!!
Downtown Tyler ArtWalk   Art, Music and More Downtown!
•Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 @ 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Downtown will once again transform itself into a mini-gallery district. Eleven downtown businesses will host 25 visual artists, performance artists will take over the square, and for the first time YOU can create a piece of art.
Join fellow ArtWalker’s at the "Found Art Sculpture" area, and contribute to a community created sculpture. Using items from the supply bins, ArtWalker’s can glue, tape, tie and staple layer upon layer of found objects to create a one-of-a-kind ArtWalk sculpture.
Not inspired by the items provided? Bring your own! (Found Art Sculpture Area sponsored by the ArtWalk Committee, Downtown Tyler Lofts and Gallery Main Street.)
Event Contact Information:
Beverly Abell ← click to contact via email
(903) 593-6905

"Driving Miss Daisy"

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 – Saturday, March 26th, 2011
A warm-hearted, humorous study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man.

Event Contact Information:
Tyler Civic Theatre ← click to contact via email
(903) 592-0561
Tyler State Park Dogwood Days

Driving and walking tour
Friday, March 25th, 2011 – Sunday, April 10th, 2011
Take a self-guided vehicle tour or enjoy a stroll down the many trails at Tyler State Park to see the blooming dogwoods. Join us on Saturdays for our fun Ranger Programs.

$3.00 per adult 13 and over; $2.00 per adult 65 and over; adults born before Sept. 1, 1930 Free. Tyler State Park, 789 Park Rd. 16 off State Hwy. 14. For more info 903.597.5338.
Fri., March 19– Sun., April 4. (8am to dark each day).
Event Contact Information:
(903) 597-5338
Tyler Azalea Trail
The 52nd Annual Tyler Azalea Trail is March 25 - April 10, 2011.

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.
For more info click here
Porcelain Art Egg Show & Sale
•Friday, March 25th, 2011 @ 9:00am - 5:00pm
•Saturday, March 26th, 2011 @ 9:00am - 5:00pm
FREE Porcelain Art Show & Sales An exhibition of hand painted porcelain by various members of the East Texas Porcelain Art Guild. Some items will be for sale. We will have some demonstrations of painting on porcelain. Takes place at Tyler Woman’s Building.

                              30th Annual Azalea Quilt Show
                          Friday, March 25th, 2011 – Saturday, March 26th, 2011

The theme "SPRING-A Time For New Beginnings" fits into the City of Tyler’s Azalea and Spring Flowers Trail which begins on Friday, March 25 and runs through Sunday, April 10.
Show Chairman, Sheryl Moore, expects guild members and the public to enter over 200 quilts in the judged show. More than 2 dozen additional entries are expected from members in the Challenge Block category. Attendees to the show will also be treated to an antique quilt bed turning, silent auction of small wall quilts, skill demonstrations, new product introductions, a vendor mall, scavenger hunt for children, country store with handmade gifts and gently used quilting items. Some of our guild members tend to be rather traditional, so special emphasis to paid to hand quilting: one of our skill demonstrations is on hand quilting. Visitors last year were pleased by the special activities that take place every 30 minutes. A cafe’ by Edom Grill and Bakery will be set up for the visitors to have a nice lunch while attending the function.
The Azalea Quilt Show is judged by a certified National Quilt Association (NQA) judge. Some categories offer cash awards in addition to ribbons. The judge offers written constructive comments for each entry so the quilt maker gets positive feedback. Members use the comments to improve their workmanship. Two of our members are NQA certified judges (who never judge our show). With only 80 certified judges in the U. S. we feel a special pride that we have 2 from Tyler.
In 2011, in addition to our quilt show, the Embroiders Guild of Tyler will have a display of their lovely hand work. This takes place every other year and brings additional emphasis on hand work that goes along with quilting.
Additionally, visitors to the Tyler area may visit small quilt exhibits at the Tyler Public Library and the Whitehouse Community Library celebrating SPRING. These shows are no-charge events provided to the public by the Quilters’ Guild of East Texas.
                        The Tyler Azalea 10K
Run/Walk & Kid’s 50-yard Dash
Saturday, March 26th, 2011 @ 8:00am
This annual 2-Mile Run/Walk and Kid’s 50-Yard Dash is both beautiful and benefits The Children’s Village. Bergfeld Park, 4th St. & Broadway. Corner of South Broadway and 4th street. Runners meet on the back side on College Street. Register online.

Tyler Main Street Flower Market
Friday, March 25th, 2011 – Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Enjoy an historic setting alive with the color of bedding plants, cut flowers, herbs, garden decor and more at the Main Street Flower Market. This event, now in its fourth year, is regarded as one of Tyler’s most beautiful and most highly anticipated event. No admission, though gardening items will be for sale at individual booths. Bedding plants, fresh-cut flowers and landscape plants abound at this scenic outdoor flower market on the Goodman Museum grounds, 624 N. Broadway.

Historic Tyler, Candlelight Party/Tour
Friday, March 25th, 2011 – Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Candlelight Tour and Garden Party – Friday, March 25, 2011

Day Tours – Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27, 2011
Click on TOUR  to buy tickets and see tour details!!

Historic McClendon House Living History Tours
Have you recently driven by the McClendon House at the corner of Houston and Vine and wondered about the families who once lived there? Living History Tours of the stately Bonner-Whitaker-McClendon House are scheduled for weekends in October allowing interested visitors to learn more about the history of the 1870s-era Victorian home and its colorful family members. Guided tours – featuring character actors portraying former residents dressed in period attire – are offered by the Society for the Restoration and Historic Preservation of the Bonner Whitaker McClendon House Inc. Character actors make history come alive.
San Francisco Jazz Collective
Friday, March 25th, 2011 @ 7:30pm
The Music of Stevie Wonder & More!
This is not just a jazz band. This is a collective of eight of the most acclaimed musicians in jazz today. They work together - creating, rehearsing and celebrating jazz as a constantly evolving, ever-relevant, quintessentially modern art form. In this concert, these pros will perform a selection of new works and demonstrate the great jazz that lies within the harmonically rich and spiritually uplifting songs of 25-time Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder! At a recent SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ COLLECTIVE gig, a critic from raved, "The best overall live jazz set this writer has heard in the New Millennium." Don’t miss these all stars of jazz. They can seriously swing!

Cost: $16.00 - $56.00.
Cowan Center   (903) 566-7424                            

Beauty and the Beast Bicycle Tour
Saturday, March 26th, 2011 @ 9:00am
This even brings cyclists together from across the region to enjoy the beauty of East Texas and to conquer the hill referred to as "The Beast". Packet Pickup/Start/Finish at KE Bushman’s, Hwy 69 S. and FM 2493, Bullard.For deadline and registration fees call (903) 574-1629
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Camp Ford Living History Weekend

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 – Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Living history depicting the War between The States. Civil War era events, military re-enactors, civilian exhibits, and camps and equipment of that era. Camp Ford Historic Park, Hwy. 271 & Camp Ford Pkwy. Free. Donations are appreciated.
Event Contact Information:
(903) 725-6774

Tyler Rotary Chili Cook-Off
                                                   Saturday, March 26th, 2011 @ 11:00am
Cooks from Texas and other states will participate in an 8th annual sanctioned chili cook-off.

Rotarians will prepare vintage Shanghi Jimmy recipes for a nominal fee as a fundraiser for community projects; fee includes sampling of chili cooks’ throw down chili.
Free entertainment for the whole family.
First Christian Church at the corner of S. Broadway and Loop 323.

Mineola's Henry Hotel  March 25 

Raised in Texas on a musical diet of Antonio Carlos Jobim, James Taylor, and ’60s radio, Boston’s Emily Elbert fell in love with guitar when she was 15. Three years later, she released her first album of original music. Now at 22, Emily has played over 350 shows internationally, from Alaska to Memphis, Austin to New York City, and Scotland, Puerto Rico, Saint-Barthélemy and Peru. Glamour Magazine recently named her one of the “Top Ten College Women” of 2010, and her second album, Proof, was released in   September. It features Emily at her best, with strong melodies, straight-to-the-heart vocals, and intricate guitar work.

In the past few years, Emily has opened for artists as diverse as Richie Havens, G-Love & Special Sauce, Jorge Drexler, Janis Ian, Kaki King, Patty Larkin, and Kate Voegele. Fans from around the globe have watched her YouTube videos in droves, including over 300,000 views of her version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” The Boston Folk Festival notes: “Emily is among the most glowing of the upcoming generation of American singer-songwriters, if ‘upcoming’ even applies to this phenom any longer.”
A year after moving to the Northeast to study at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, where she was awarded a four-year, full-tuition scholarship, Boston’s WUMB radio station selected her as the 2008 Best New Artist of the Year. This fall, she placed among the top five in the Mountain Stage/NewSong competition in New York City. Coming up in 2011, Emily will return to the Caribbean for a two-week performance stint in Saint-Barthélemy, go on a full-band Texas tour with the Boston Boys surrounding music festival South by Southwest, and perform for the United States Consulate in Scotland.

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