Saturday, March 31, 2012

Tyler Bed and Breakfast-the Rosevine Inn-Best in East Texas!

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
Hope the Bunny will be around soon! Happy Easter everyone--Now what else is going on in April--Read on and we will attempt to help you find out what there is to do when you are visiting and enjoying The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast in the heart of East Texas in Tyler.

Lets start out in Downtown Tyler. The wonderfully restored Liberty Theatre-Now known as Liberty Hall features movies, live acts, music and more.

The Pride of the Yankees (1942)Starring Gary Cooper

April 5 at 7pm
Tickets are $7 online or cash at the door.
It’s baseball season! But if you don’t want to just watch it on TV - you can celebrate it! Come to Liberty Hall in April.
First base is 1942’s "The Pride of the Yankees". Gary Cooper plays legendary baseball great Lou Gehrig who played in 2,130 consecutive games before falling at age 37 to ALS, a deadly nerve disease which now bears his name. Gehrig is followed from his childhood in New York until his famous ’Luckiest Man’ speech at his farewell day in 1939. Don’t miss out and bring your tissue!

On April 7 see GONE WITH THE WIND-- Interesting aside-- I saw this movie about 45 years ago at the same theatre!!! 
The rest of the movies in April also have a baseball theme
April 12--Bull Durham  April 13--Major League  April19--The Natural  April 26--A League of Their Own
On April 17

Stuart Little is a realistic fantasy about a talking mouse born into an ordinary New York Family, but the family cat wants rid of him.  In a pleasant mouse like manner, shy but inquisitive, he is always getting into scrapes.  It’s the tale of a lone hero who leaves his family to embark on a difficult personal journey in search of what seems unattainable.  The many adventures, both big and small, of Stuart Little are brought vividly to life in this story-theatre presentation.  The acting ensemble plays many human and animal roles in a series of delightful scenes that make up the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse trying to survive in a “real people’s world.”
The History of Sign Stage on Tour

The history of Sign Stage on Tour is found in Cleveland Signstage Theatre (CST).  Sign Stage on Tour is a Deaf Theatre touring company that was started in 2001 by William Morgan and Erin LaFountain.  It was originally created as an equal but separate “touring arm” of CST.  In 2007 the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center absorbed CST and simplified its name to SignStage.  Eleven years since it started… Sign Stage on Tour is still producing high quality classic children’s stories and performing them in both ASL (American Sign Language) and spoken English simultaneously.
and on April 21
Monte Montgomery
Monte Montgomery has taken the acoustic guitar beyond anyone's expectations. With his amazing fretwork, unique combination finger and pick style playing through trailblazing "chordal" thoroughfares often baffling even the most accomplished players. While Monte remains a huge enigma in the guitar universe, his legendary reputation has spread like wildfire since he appeared on Austin City Limits.
In 2004 Monte was named on Guitar Player Magazine's list of "Top 50 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time" and in 2005 he was featured the Covers of "Frets" and "Acoustic Guitar" magazines. Countless articles have been written about Monte describing him "The Evel Knivel of Guitar", "Six Strings Attached To Dynamite", "The Answer To The Fermi Paradox" and "The Acoustic Shred Master" just to name a few. Monte's fretwork has become the benchmark for acoustic guitar players. "An American Original", there is no doubt Monte Montgomery is destined to become An American Legend.

In spite of all the "six-string notoriety", and just in case you didn't "know-tice", Monte isn't just a "guitar hero", "shred master" or "guitar god" as he's most often described. No, actually Monte Montgomery is much more than just a world-class guitar virtuoso with more new tricks up his fret board than your average "guitar slinger". What sets Monte apart from all others is that he's one of the most accomplished songwriters of our time, a remarkable singer and an extraordinary music arranger. Many of Monte's fans attend his concerts simply to hear his compelling vocals as he delivers his finely penned songs powerfully and passionately. To some, his incredible guitar pyrotechnics are simply an addition of tasty icing topping off a delicious cake.

Ramoth Gilead
Instead of the typical bio, here are a few facts about Ramoth:
Born in Dallas, the youngest of four.
Deeply involved in music since 1988; "I play various instruments (most surprising to people - tuba)"; writing songs since 1996.
In 2001, he earned a B.S. degree in Music Education, with plans to be a public school band director. He did teach for a short while until destiny pulled him towards the direction he is going now.
Traveling across the USA since 2005 by bus, plane, train, and automobile (mostly by bus), leaving behind his aspirations as a music teacher to make it as a full-time, modern day troubadour and hopefully more.
Some of his musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Larry Norman, and Andre3000.
He has been compared to Bill Withers, Cat Stevens, Paul Simon, Curtis Mayfield, Seal, Lauryn Hill, Robert Johnson, Ben Harper, James Taylor, Jack Johnson, and others.
Some of the artists/bands he has played  with include Grammy Award winner Madukwu Chinwah (Dallas), Seventh Day Slumber (TN), Paula Nelson (Austin), After Edmund (GA), Ivoryline (TX), Smoke E. Digglera (KY), NginaFayola (OH), The Red Ink Army (TX), The Rocketboys (Austin), and Phillip Boone (Austin)... just to name a few.
He has won top honors in a few singer-songwriter and talent competitions.
AND he actually did get a $325 citation for attracting a crowd with music. (An incident which inspired "Play For Change" now playing in his music player.)
"Most listeners find it difficult to categorize my sound. It's hard for me to as well since it's comprised of various genres/influences mixed into one. To help promote a show, just use these words: Acoustic Folk-Funk, Hip-Hop, Rock Rollin', Soul-Singer and Travelin' Songwriter! A lot of times I just call it soul music because so much of my passion, thought, and humor is put into it", Ramoth Gilead.
Come and get a feel for Ramoth's style! 

You need to know there are some great restaurants in Tyler-many downtown-and near Liberty Hall-we are going to feature one of our favorites here-check out the blog often to see other eateries featured from Time to Time!!  Click on the link to see the menu!  Not Tex-Mex--really good.

 2nd Annual Family Fun Day in the Park                            Supporting Autism Awareness

Saturday, April 7th, 2012 @ 10:00am

April is World Autism Awareness Month.
Come join us at Bergfeld Park from 10am to 2 pm for a free event for all families whether yours is affected by autism or not!
Activities for all ages! Bounce houses, face painting, kid’s yoga, large easter egg hunt, live music, tai chi & more.
Event Contact Information:
Lisa Godfrey
(903) 939-2069

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 7th, 2012 @ 10:00amEaster Egg Hunt at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church.Egg Hunt for TODDLERS - 6TH GRADE.Games, Food and Fellowship for ALL AGES.For more info call 903-561-1865 or visit us online at

Okay here is a great venue to find Kid's clothes!!!

Children’s Clothing Consignment Sale

  • Thursday, April 12th, 2012 @ 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday, April 13th, 2012 @ 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, April 14th, 2012 @ 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Children’s Clothing Consignment Sale will be held on April 12-14, 2012 at the Harvey Convention Center in Tyler, Texas.Over 900 East Texas families gather twice a year to sell their gently used, name brand items. We fill over 30,000 sq. ft. as well as a tent outside in the parking lot. We have it all.Toys, clothes, books, furniture, baby equipment, maternity items as well as household furniture and home decor.
Come check out East Texas’ Largest Consignment Sale. Visit our website for more details.
Where Smart Mom’s find Great Deals.
 Event Contact Information:
Tess Murphy ← click to contact via email
(903) 705-2236


20th South Tyler Rotary Spaghetti Supper

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 @ 5:00pm

Annual fundraising spaghetti dinner. Dine in or carry out.
Funds used for local non-profits, Rotary International worldwide projects and South Tyler Rotary Foundation.

(903) 534-8917

17002 Highway 69 S
Tyler, Texas 75703

"Art in the Park" at the Goodman

Saturday, April 14th, 2012 @ 10:00am

Art show on site of pre-Civil War home.
Different art mediums, such as oil on canvas, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, sculpture and pottery demonstrated and on display with some for sale.
Lectures by UT art professor, Merrie Wright.
Home tours available. Entertainment by musicians and our lovely Azalea Belles.
Complimentary refreshments.
 Event Contact Information:
(903) 531-1286

Smith County Kids Fest 2012

  • Saturday, April 14th, 2012 @ 10:00am - 2:00pm
The 4th Annual Kid Fest 2012 comes to the Broadway Square Mall on Saturday, April 14, 2012 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.
The goal of the event is to Provide education and information regarding community resources, promote wellness and the well-being of children and fmailies and prevent abuse and neglect.
If you would like more information regarding the event or how you can get involved, contact Charlotte Sanders, Child Protective Servces at (903) 509-5150 or by e-mail at
Event Contact Information:
(903) 509-5150

In Edom

Tom Prasada-Rao

  • Saturday, April 14th, 2012 @ 7:00pm
13+ or with adult, please... Tom Prasada-Rao is a singer/songwriter of breathtaking vision. His rich, effortless voice - once described as "cream of angel soup"- belies his fine musicianship and his extraordinary songs. Tom’s music is melodic, ambitious, reverent, and soulful.
A well-regarded record producer, Tom is also a multi-instrumentalist doubling on sitar, violin, piano, mandolin, fretless bass, and percussion on his own recordings, as well as contributing harmonies and guitars on a host of other albums.
Additionally, he is a teacher, currently at White Rock Montessori in Dallas; formerly of The University of Virginia’s Young Writer’s Workshops, where he created the songwriting curriculum and taught for eight years. Tom and his wife, singer/songwriter Cary Cooper, are based in Dallas, and have been featured on television’s "Troubadour, TX" show.
Cost: $12 advance/ $15 Door.
Event Contact Information:
Jeff Gottesman
(903) 852-2781

"Bill Cosby" presented by UTT Cowan Center

Saturday, April 14th, 2012 @ 7:30pm                                                                                                     Charlie Chaplin. Groucho Marx. Richard Pryor. Over the past century, few entertainers have achieved the legendary status of William H. Cosby Jr.
His successes span five decades and virtually all media, remarkable accomplishments for a kid who emerged from humble beginnings in a Philly project.
In the 1960s, his stand-up act was a coast-to-coast sensation, spawning a string of hilarious, best-selling comedy albums, which went on to win eight Gold Records, five Platinum records and five Grammy Awards. His role on TV’s "I Spy" made him the first African-American to co-star in a dramatic series, breaking television’s racial barrier and winning three Emmy Awards.
In the 1980s, he again rocked the television world with "The Cosby Show", a gentle, whimsical and hugely successful series that single-handedly revived the family sitcom (and rescued NBC).
Bill Cosby is quite simply a national treasure with the unique ability to touch people’s hearts.
 Event Contact Information:
(903) 566-7424

For all the Techno  People out there!!
  • 2012 Tyler Tech Expo

  • Thursday, April 19th, 2012 @ 8:00am - 5:00pm
The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce Technology Committee and the Greater East Texas Information Technology (getIT) group is proud to sponsor a day of educational classes focusing on everything from nanotechnology to information technology and more!!
Session topics:
* Nanotechnology: Hand on your Future
* Apple Technology Update
* Google Apps Lab
* The Wireless Broadband Interstate Highway
* VMWare ESXI and Microsoft Hyper-V
* Dell Equalogic: Setup & Configuration
* Financial Security: Ecommerce, Compliance, & Fraud
* JDSU Test Lab
* Fiber Optic Fusion Splice & Termination
* Data Recovery & Protection
* Angel Beat: Wifi Paradigm Changes
Guest lunch speakers:
* Beck Western (Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics)
* Jeff Nydegger (Brocade Systems Engineer)
Many vendors will be there demonstrating their products and services.
$20 per person. Lunch included with paid admission.
 Event Contact Information:
Chris Wynn ← click to contact via email

East Texas Earth Day

Saturday, April 21st, 2012 @ 10:00am - 5:00pm
Earth Day is a FREE event for the community and features earth friendly businesses and organizations. > It’s an outdoor opportunity to motivate children to be good stewards of our natural resources.
There are booth vendors, bands, and passionate volunteers who demonstrate their skills to preserve and sustain the environment.
Cost: Free...Sponsors and vendors are welcome.  Contact for booth prices.
 Event Contact Information:
(903) 565-4475

                        Master Gardener’s 2012 Home Garden Tour

 Saturday, April 28th, 2012 @ 9:00am - 4:00pm

The Smith County Master Gardeners Association Garden Tour Committee has selected five gardens to feature in the 2012 Home Garden Tour set for Saturday, April 28, 2012, 9am to 4 pm.
This event is an opportunity for the public to tour local home gardens ranging from formal to casual. The various gardens include wonderful plantings, statuary, fountains, winding paths and outdoor living areas. Each garden is sure to inspire with their different styles.
Tickets are $10 in advance and can be ordered by mail with a check payable to SCMG and mailed to 14605 Oak Hill Lane, Flint TX 75763.
Tickets can be bought locally at Potpourri House, Horaney’s , Rubicon Too, and will always be available at Smith County AgriLife Extension Service at 1517 W. Front Street in Tyler. ’
Tickets will also be on hand the day of the tour at any of the tour gardens for $12.
Addresses of the Tyler gardens are as follows:
*Coody home - 1624 Holly Creek
*Bozman home 3428 Ridge Bluff Circle
*Hipke home 4213 Fillbrook

 Event Contact Information:Jana Bowman   (903) 882-9889


                     APDA Parkinson’s Walk of East Texas

  • Saturday, April 28th, 2012 @ 10:00am
Registration open: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Booths open: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Walk begins: 11:15
Please join the East Texas Chapter and the Information & Referral Center of the American Parkinson Disease Association at our 5th Annual Parkinson’s Walk. 100% of the net proceeds from this event support Parkinson’s disease research projects approved by the APDA Scientific Advisory Board.
There will be a picnic, raffles, exhibits, face painting for the kids, DJ entertainment and more!
 Event Contact Information:
(903) 596-3618

Do NOT FORGET ----- The next Canton weekend is May 3 thru May 6. Make your plans now so you can stay at The ROSEVINE INN BED AND BREAKFAST WHERE

Fires burn nightly

                   and Breakfast is served daily.

  Innkeeper Becca signing off............


East Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn, Tyler, Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
Yes, that's right! Easter is around the corner. April 8 we will see the bunny hiding his eggs and celebrating the rising of Jesus to heaven-giving Christians everywhere assurance of joining him some day! Alleluia****
There is still much to do in the area-which we need to feature-so let's get going

Of Course we cannot talk about the first of the month without mentioning

This month it straddles two months March 29 through April 1.  Make your reservation now-it will be a good one. And that is not  APRiL FOoLS !!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-An East Texas B&B

Hope everyone has had a great March so far. We need to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, don't you think!
With the arrival of Spring only a few short days later comes so much celebration this blog will tell you about all the happenings in the area! We have anything you might want to do-runs,  bicycle rides, arts and crafts, home tours, living history tours, cemetery tours, beautiful flowers and gardens, plays, chili cook-offs, etc-etc-etc!! So lets get started!!  Oh-do not forget to make your reservation to stay st The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast Tyler

State Park Dogwood Days

Driving and walking tour
Friday, March 23rd, 2012 – Saturday, March 31st, 2012 NOW!!!
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.

Admission $5.00 per person, 13 and older
Tyler State Park, 789 Park Rd. 16 off State Hwy. 14.
Fri., March 23–March 31, 2012. (8am to dark each day).
Event Contact Information:
(903) 597-5338
Tyler State Park
789 Park Road 16
Tyler, Texas 75706

Azalea Trail Arts Exhibit and Sale

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 – Sunday, March 25th, 2012
Originals, limited editions, oils, water colors, mixed media and photography provided by Gold Leaf Gallery, Thomas Kinkaid, Palette of Roses and local artists/photographers. Artist reception Sunday.

Admission: Free. Refreshments served.
Event Contact Information:
(903) 561-6102
Bergfeld Park
1510 South College Ave  Tyler, Texas 75701

Azalea Quilt Show

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 – Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Juries show with up to 200 quilts displayed and up to 35 quilting related vendors. Silent auction on mini quilts.                                                                                                                

Admission: $6 person, $ seniors (65+) and children under 12.
Event Contact Information:
(903) 203-1209

"Curious Savage"

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 – Sunday, April 1st, 2012
The Curious Savage, written by John Patrick, is a comedic play about Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars.

Event Contact Information:
Tyler Civic Theatre Box Office
(903) 592-0561

                       The Tyler Azalea 10K and 2-Mile Run                      

Run/Walk & Kids 50-yard Dash
Saturday, March 24th, 2012 @ 8:00am
The Tyler Azalea 10k - March 24, 2012 - 8 a.m.

The Tyler Azalea 10k is been staged on one of most beautiful courses in Texas. Mile after mile of azaleas, dogwood trees and spring flowers that you have to see to believe.
The breathtaking beauty of our Azalea and Spring Flower Trail has been praised by visitors as a floral wonderland and a photographer’s paradise."
Trophies will be awarded in the 10k to top male and female master finishers. We will have awards for the top three finishers of the 10k in the following age groups: 12 & under, 13-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80+.
Although chip timing affords run events to produce quick fast timing results, it was never intended to be the benchmark for finish order. We feel that this is a foot race against other human beings and not against a computer system.
The first one back across the finish line is the winner. If your finish placement is important to you, we suggest you line up in the front rows at the start.
Entry Fee: $20 - $35.
The Tyler Azalea 10k:
The 10K has been staged on one of most beautiful courses in Texas. Mile after mile of azaleas, dogwood trees and spring flowers that you have to see to believe. Trophies will be awarded in the 10k to the overall male and female finisher plus the top male and female master finishers.
Two-Mile Fun Run/Walk:
Walk or run the shorter distance and still see much of the beauty. Bring the whole family and have a great time. The 2-mile fun run will start at the same time as the 10K. We will present awards to the top three male and female finishers.
The 50 Yard Dash (Children age 8 and under)
This a great opportunity for the smaller kids to be featured and cheered on while running. We will run waves of children 6-8 at a time so each kid gets that special attention! There will be finisher medals for all kids crossing the finish line.
Online registration will close at noon on Wednesday, March 21. You can register and pay in person at packet pickup or race morning starting at 6:30 am. Packet Pickup and Late Registration: March 22 & 23, 2012 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Holiday Inn South Broadway- 5701 South Broadway Avenue - Tyler 75703 You may also register and/or pick your packet up race morning at the event at Bergfeld Park in Tyler.
Event Contact Information:
Sherry Herndon
(817) 706-0638

Beauty and the Beast Bicycle Tour

Saturday, March 24th, 2012 @ 9:00am
For all skill levels. Now in its 24th year. Cyclists well supported with fully stocked nourishment rest stops. All routes include the demanding hill known as "The Beast". Spectators welcome.

Entry Fee: $30 for early registration, $35 after Mar. 17 and on day of Tour.
Registration: Mar. 23, 6-8 pm at KE Bushman’s.
Tour Day registration at 6:30 am.
Event Contact Information:
Tyler Bicycle Club
(903) 574-1629

After all that exercise how about some Chili--That is if you are hungry after the
great breakfast you had at THE ROSEVINE INN!!
Tyler Rotary Azalea Trail Chili Cook Off

Saturday, March 24th, 2012 @ 11:00am

Come rain or shine, watch Texas cooks compete with other states in a CASI sanctioned chili cook off.

Admission lets you sample the chili and serves as a club fundraiser for community projects.
Admission: $5 donation. Children under five - free.
Event Contact Information:
Fran Hall
(903) 561-8056
or if this does not suit you-something a little more FANCY
Celebrity Chef Celebration benefiting the Tyler Woman’s Building, Inc.
•Saturday, March 24th, 2012 @ 2:00pm                     LAST YEAR THE CHEF WAS

2 pm Cooking School                                                   STEPHEN PYLES!
6 pm Cocktail Reception
Event Contact Information:
Cathy Shipp (903) 520-2142
Azalea Trail Arts & Crafts Fair

•Saturday, March 24th, 2012 @ 9:00am - 6:00pm
•Sunday, March 25th, 2012 @ 11:00am - 5:00pm
More than 90 members participating plus Kids Zone and concessions.
Event Contact Information:
(903) 531-1214
Bergfeld Park 1510 South College Ave
Tyler, Texas 75701
The McClendon House
Living History Tours

During the annual Azalea Trails
Tours are scheduled each Saturday evening during the Azalea Trail from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This year tour dates are March 24, March 31, and April 7. Tickets are available at the door. Costumed docents and period entertainment will welcome you.

Come join the fun!
Penny Nichols-Sanders Annual Spring Art Show

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 – Saturday, March 31st, 2012
About 20 artists - professional, advanced and some new. All subjects.

Event Contact Information:
(903) 592-8519
Tyler Woman’s Building

Apache Belle 2012 Spring Show

                                                                                      "Get Real"

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 – Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Internationally famous Apache Belles will entertain with a customized show centered on an imaginative theme that will include all styles and genres of dance.

Admission: $8 on March 28, $13 on March 29 and 30, 2012.
Event Contact Information:
TJC Cashier Office
(903) 510-2672

East Texas Porcelain Art Exhibit & Sale

Friday, March 30th, 2012 – Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Exhibit and sale of hand painted porcelain.

Cost: Free
Event Contact Information:
Marguerite Spiller
(903) 581-7687
Tyler Woman’s Building

Tyler Main Street Flower Market

Friday, March 30th, 2012 – Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Bedding plants, flowers and garden decor abound at this gardening event held on the beautiful grounds of the historic Goodman-LeGrand home. Vendors offer only items for and from the garden.

Cost: Free
Event Contact Information:
Beverly Abell (903) 593-6905
Goodman Museum

Historic Tyler on Tour and Candlelight Party
•Friday, March 30th, 2012 @ 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Candlelight House Tour: Start Time: 6:00 pm End Time: 9:00 pm
Candlelight Party: Start Time: 7:00 pm End Time: 11:00pm
Hor d’oeuvres, cocktails, music and tour of homes.
Tour fee included with party tickets.
$60 per person in advance, $75 at door.
Stroll through these elegant neighborhoods and grand lawns soaking up the beauty of East Texas in bloom as you tour private residences in Tyler’s Historic District listed in the National Register.

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 day of tour.
Event Contact Information:
Cassie Edmonds
(903) 595-1960
Day Tours

Saturday, March 31 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, April 1 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Texas Rose Horse Park Spring Horse Trials

Saturday, March 31st, 2012 – Sunday, April 1st, 2012
A Horse Trial, also known as Eventing, is essentially an equestrian triathlon combining three phases of dressage, cross country and show jumping.

This exciting International and Olympic sport is unique in its demand for the partnership between 2 minds and 2 bodies. The relationship between horse and rider is paramount. The grace and elegance of the dressage, the speed, power and endurance of cross country and the agility and precision of show jumping, make eventing high caliber entertainment.
Join over 40,000 competitors and 280 nationwide competitions. "Feel the thrill of eventing!"
This level of competition takes a huge amount of volunteers for the two days of competition. If interested please contact us. Spectators are welcomed and admission is free.
Event Contact Information:
DAnne Liljestrand ← click to contact via email
(903) 882-8696

Not just azaleas!!
Central East TX Orchid Society Orchid Show

and sale
Saturday, March 31st, 2012 @ 10:00am
There will be a display of orchids and many types of orchids for sale.
Educational Programs:
•Potting Orchids - 11:00 pm
•Dividing Orchids - 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
Event Contact Information:
(903) 303-6880

Spirits of Oakwood at Oakwood Cemetery

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Start Time: 12:30 pm End Time: 4:30 pm Location: Oakwood Cemetery
Description:Guide-led groups begin walking tour every ten minutes through historic cemetery, stopping at graves where historians dressed in period clothing portray notable Tyler and Smith County citizens.
Admission: $6 person. Children 10 and under free, but must be accompanied by adult
Gates open 12:30 pm, first tour begins 1 pm, last tour 4:30 pm
Phone: (903) 593-4642
Location Details
Oakwood Cemetery
800 W. Oakwood
Tyler TX 75702 US
Corner of Palace and Oakwood Streets
Location Description = Please enter through the back gate on Ellis Street. Going north on Palace, turn right on Oakwood. Park in parking lot of True Vine Baptist Church, corner of Oakwood and Ellis Streets. Walk to gate on Ellis Street.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre II

The Arts & Humanities Council of East Texas presents the Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s second company.

This extremely dynamic dance troupe promises an amazing evening of breathtaking, phenomenal performances.
Admission: $20 adults; $10 children - 12 and under.
Event Contact Information:
Debbie Kirkland-Waffer
(903) 216-3671
Saturday, March 31st, 2012 @ 7:30pm

The Swingle Singers and Clearly Vocal LIVE!

Saturday, March 31st, 2012 @ 8:00pm
The Swingle Singers are an international a cappella phenomenon. For over four decades, the unmistakable sound of "Swingle singing" has defined the art form: virtuosic vocal agility and blend demonstrated by their signature close-microphone technique, combined with high-level entertainment that has thrilled audiences around the globe. The latest lineup of young and talented voices represents the group’s transformation from pioneering classical/jazz crossover artists to contemporary vocal super-group. Their repertoire encompasses classical, jazz, Latin, pop and rock, all accompanied by their own vocal rhythm section. The Swingle Singers have performed all across the UK, America, Asia, and virtually every country in Europe, have released over 50 recordings, and have won five Grammy Awards.

Inspired by music from 50 years of Swingle history and contemporary artists, the Swingle Singers continue to push the boundaries with their versions of classic songs. This new show features music by trendsetting British bands Elbow and Mumford and Sons, as well as audience favourites by Bj√∂rk, the Beatles, Bach, and many others. With their breathtaking new arrangements, haunting harmonies and epic beats, the current lineup of the Swingles bring an energy that’s new, contemporary, and relevant. Their message: Don’t reinvent the wheel, reinvent the feel!
Tickets are $30 online and $35 at the door.
Event Contact Information:
Ann Payne
(903) 595-7274

You know there are so many activities this time of year-we are not featuring all the other things to do-like the wonderful Music in East Texas-We can direct you to live music in restaurants or on stage almost every weekend and almost every venue!! the there are the great places to eat and visit. In the slower months we try to feature these venues-so be sure to check out this blog OFTEN!!!
We will talk next time about Canton trade days for April--Actually occurs the last weekend of March!---and then Easter is coming soon-so get ready.
Do not forget----Fires Burn Nightly and Breakfast is served daily at The Rosevine Inn B&B!!
Until next time
Innkeeper Becca signing off