This is such a beautiful time of year! Great time to come to East Texas and enjoy all of the wonderful scenery and happenings! This blog helps get the word out on some of those activities. We really focus on Tyler-but there are some great towns near enough to Tyler-that we do touch on those things, too.
lets get started- Some of the things going on the second weekend in April are on our last posting-so be sure to look at it, too!
We missed this on the last blog
Harvey Convention Center
Daylily Club Meeting
The East Texas Daylily Society will meet on Sunday, April 14 at the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Center at 2pm.
Program: Josh Jaques, owner of Bayou Bend Daylilies of Woodworth, LA. He’s been involved with daylilies since 2007 and is an up-and-coming hybridizer. Josh will narrate a PowerPoint that describes his recent hybridizing efforts.
An auction of several plants from Bayou Bend will follow.
Visitors and new members are always welcome at our meetings. Come join in the fun! Refreshments will be served.
For more info, contact Bill or Dee at 903 670-3302.
Art in the Park at the Goodman-LeGrand
Date: Sat, Apr 13, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Goodman-LeGrand Museum Description
Contact: Email: Phone: (903) 531-1286 More Info: www.goodmanmuseum.com
624 North Broadway
Location Contact: Location Phone: (903) 531-1286
AND next month on May 18th-Heritage Days!! Do Not Miss It*******
We are a great anchor to enjoy this!!
Historic US80 Hi-Way Sale
East Texas Tourism Association is proud to announce the 2013 dates for the US Hwy 80 Sale for the third weekend in April & October. The Historic US 80 Hi-Way Sale will begin at 8:00am daily on April 19th, 20th & 21st and on October 18th-20th and should draw crowds from far and wide looking for a bargain.
Organized to promote and increase tourism trade and traffic along historic US 80, the first coast-to-coast, all-weather highway in America, the 2,400 mile route begins in Savannah, Ga., makes its way through East Texas and concludes in San Diego, California. The three-state event will cover a 392 mile route – one of the nation’s longest –from Mesquite, TX through Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi.
“We intend to keep the name and legacy alive,” said Mary Ramos, “There will be hundreds of sales going on…more than you can shop in a day. This is a great fund-raising opportunity for churches, civic clubs and individuals.”
The event is part of ETTA’s 22nd year effort to draw attention to the byways of its region. Each city along the US 80 route will be responsible for its part in the Hwy 80 Sale.
News of the sale is spreading among antique car, motorcycle, RV clubs and flea market enthusiast. 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.
For more information on the US 80 Sale and how to advertise, contact East Texas Tourism at email@example.com.
•Saturday, April 20th, 2013 @ 10:00am - 11:00am
Spring is in the air and it is time to clean out the old and make room for the "new to you" clothes & accessories at our Tyler Spring Swap -N- Shop!
Our Swap Events are set up like a "Pop-Up Boutique".
The items you (and ALL the other moms bring) will be arranged on clothes racks and tables in sizes and categories for your swapping pleasure! This swap will be geared towards maternity, baby, and kids clothing and accessories. NO recalled items please!
We are accepting Spring/Summer Season Clothes, Shoes, Toys, Books, Movies, Equipment,..Just about ANYTHING! Bring the Kiddos (AND another adult to watch them while you swap!)! Harvest Church will be offering a Children’s area with Bounce House and activities!
Vendors will ALSO be present with some GREAT specials! Our Event Sponsor, Gold Rush America, will also be present to PAY YOU for your unwanted gold jewelry (15% of total amounts purchased the day of the event are being donated to Harvest Church). The FIRST 25 swappers will be getting goodie bags filled with items donated by our Vendors and local businesses!
The Low cost flat rate admission allows you to FILL your provided EXTRA-large resusable bag to the brim + get one oversized item (highchair, stroller, etc), then you unload the bag and item and get back in line to do it again until you get what you NEED at no additional charge.Price of the Bag is INCLUDED in the cost of admission. Items left after the swap are being donated to Ruth’s Ministries to CONTINUE helping the community!
If you are interested in being a Sponsor, Vendor, Donating to our Goodie Bags or Raffle, EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org SHARE THE LOVE....SAVE SOME GREEN!
Cost: $7.00 + Swap Items in Advance
$8.00 + Swap Items at the Door
Event Contact Information:
Lori Stovall (903) 288-5615
Play Golf for a great Cause!!
St. Paul Children’s Golf Tournament
•Monday, April 22nd, 2013 @ 7:30am
Event Contact Information:
Theatre TJC: Picasso at the Lapin Agile
•Thursday, April 25th, 2013 @ 7:30pm
•Friday, April 26th, 2013 @ 7:30pm
•Saturday, April 27th, 2013 @ 7:30pm
•Sunday, April 28th, 2013 @ 2:30pm
Picasso at the Lapin Agile, By Steve Martin (yes, the comedian), and directed by TJC faculty member Jacob Davis will be held at the Jean Browne Theatre on April 24-28, 2013 @ 7:30pm and 28th at 2pm. Theatre TJC box office opens Wed., April 17, 2013. Box office hours are 10am-6pm weekdays throughout the run of performances.
Ticket prices are $5.
What if Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso had once met and somehow sensed they were about to change the world through their science and art? The year is 1904 and both men are destined to be the biggest names in their fields in the 20th century and they meet in a bar called the Lapin Agile in Mountmarte, Paris, where they explore the value of genius and talent while interacting with a host of other characters. This wiggly, adult-oriented comedy by Steve Martin is every bit as cerebral and inventively odd as the comedian who wrote it.
Event Contact Information:
David Crawford (903) 510-2678
Susan Cowsill April 13 at 8pm
Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door
To learn more about Susan go to http://susancowsill.com/
"Just Believe It" is Susan Cowsill's first-ever solo album, but you probably already know her. The singer/songwriter made her initial mark on popular culture at the tender age of eight with The Cowsills, the 60s family pop group that not only scored Top Ten singles "The Rain, the Park and Other Things", "Hair" and "We Can Fly".
During Susan’s decade with roots-pop supergroup The Continental Drifters, she won the hearts of discerning listeners with her impassioned vocals and personally-charged songwriting, gracing three widely-acclaimed albums and a decade’s worth of riveting performances. Cowsill's vocal talents have beautifully supported recordings from artists as diverse as Dwight Twilley, Redd Kross, and The Smithereens, while her compositions have been covered by The Bangles and Hootie and the Blowfish.
Cowsill's much-loved prior work can now be viewed as a prelude to the stunning solo achievement of "Just Believe It". The collection marks a musical and personal milestone for the artist, embodying the same qualities of musical craft and emotional nuance that distinguished her work with The Continental Drifters, while adding a deeper, more resonant and unmistakably personal edge.
For this show at Liberty Hall Cowsill will perform many of her past songs as well as those from her newest CD release, "Lighthouse", with her drummer Russ Broussard (Continental Drifters).
Whether she's delivering a heart-tugging ballad or belting out a punchy rock tune, critics agree that Susan Cowsill has an exceptional talent for connecting with a song's emotional core. Rolling Stone praised "Just Believe It" as "The hardy, heartbreaking sound of…a bar-band angel…in the prime of her singing and songwriting life." Take advantage of her time in Tyler and come....
OPENING FOR SUSAN IS Lauren Alexander. http://laurenalexander.com/
Lauren Alexander is a singer, songwriter, and musician from East Texas. With two albums under her belt, including "Perfume and Gasoline", which held three Texas Music Chart radio hits, Lauren is in the early stages of recording for her third album. Lauren, who is a 12-year veteran of the music industry, describes her music as a blend of folk rock, and blues with a strong country vibe.
She has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with talented artists such as Josh Abbott, Aaron Watson and The Eli Young Band, just to name a few.
Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7
Ethan Edwards, returns from the Civil War to the Texas ranch of his brother, he hopes to find a home with his family and to be near the woman he secretly loves. But a Comanche raid destroys these plans, and Ethan sets out, along with his 1/8 Indian nephew Martin, on a years-long journey to find his niece who has been kidnapped by the Indians under Chief Scar. But as the quest goes on, Martin begins to realize that his uncle's hatred for the Indians is beginning to spill over onto his now-assimilated niece. Martin becomes uncertain whether Ethan plans to rescue Debbie...or kill her.
Lots of other music in the area. On any given Friday or Saturday night-you can visit many different spots and hear some great live music.
First Monday Trade Days is May 2 through May 5. Do not miss it-Should be a nice weekend for buying treasures!!
So come visit us soon. The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast is a really nice B&B and we want to meet
you soon. Do not forget-
Until next time!
Innkeeper Becca signing off!