Saturday, March 16, 2013

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-The Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast

This whole blog is going to be pretty much about what to do during the Azalea Trails in Tyler this year.  They are starting March 15 and will go through April 7th!  Wow that is 4 weekends and 3 weeks! Easter Sunday falls right in the middle.  We already discussed a few happenings in the last blog. The Historic Home Candlelight tour event on March 15. It will feature a home on Robertson that you will only be able to tour that night.  We also discussed the 10-K and fun run on March 23rd. Always a treat. We will now feature what we did not talk about. If I repeat-please forgive!!
Let's get started.

Starting March 15

Wings of Freedom Tour
 The Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour will ARRIVE at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport between 12 noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 15 and will LEAVE on Monday, March 18 at 10 a.m.

The Wings of Freedom Tour is once again being hosted by the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum. Ground tours will be $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 years and under. This will include a tour of the museum and the B17, B24, and P51 bombers.
Rides may be purchased on the B17 & B24 for $425 and on the P51 for $2200 for 1/2 hour and $3200 for 1 hour. Entry fees to the ramp area to tour the aircraft and rides on the planes are handled exclusive by the Collings Foundation.
Aircraft rides may be purchased in advance through their web site, or on site in the lobby of the museum after their arrival.
Contact: Carolyn Verver
Phone: 903-316-7988
More Info:
Location Details
Historic Aviation Memorial Museum
150 Airport Drive
Tyler TX 75704 US
Main Street Flower Market
featuring The Daylily Society

Daylily Club Fund-Raiser

•Friday, March 15th, 2013 @ 10:00am - 5:00pm

•Saturday, March 16th, 2013 @ 10:00am - 5:00pm
The East Texas Daylily Society will again be selling various colors, shapes and sizes of our favorite plant at our booth there (Goodman-LeGrand Museum grounds at 624 North Broadway, 75702).
The Market is open 10am to 5pm both days. Free admission. The ETDS booth will be just to the left of the steps to the museum (same as last year). Our inventory this year will include dozens of inexpensive: named varieties, documented seedlings, Snooks Harville seedlings and the ever-popular "grab bags".
Arrive early for best selection. We hope you’ll take the time to drop by and browse, buy, or just talk with other daylily enthusiasts.
Daylily Club info - Bill or Dee (903) 670-3302. NOTE: I have photos from last year’s booth that could be used as artwork.
Event Contact Information:
Bill and Dee Pace
(903) 670-3302

Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Garden
Have to mention it one more time because it is so unique and beautiful. Check out our last two blogs for more info-times and location!

Click here to go to the website

     Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for--marketing executive--would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely--and single--Caitlin O’Hare as bait...we won’t give the ending away here.

Tyler Civic Theatre Center

400 Rose Park Drive
Next to Tyler Rose Garden Center
Tyler, Texas 75702
Front Desk: (903) 592-0561
Rogers Theatre: (903) 593-7827
Fax: (903) 593-7262

Azalea Quilt Show

Date: Friday, March 22, 2013 & Saturday March 23,2013

Start Time: 10:00 am End Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Harvey Convention Center
Category: Events and Attractions
"Red and White Renaissance" is the name of the 32nd Annual Quilt Show. Showcasing 21st Century Red & White Quilts with a full spectrum of other quilts.
Merchant mall, demonstrations, silent auction, old-fashioned bed turning, country store, door prizes and a raffle quilt will all be featured at this show.
Judging by a National Quilting Association Certified Judge.
Contact: Jan Glover
Phone: (903) 581-6176
More Info:
Location Details
Harvey Convention Center
2000 West Front Street
Tyler TX 75702 US
Location Phone: (903) 531-1349

East Texas Porcelain Art Guild Show & Sale

Date: Friday, March 22, 2013 & Saturday March 23, 2013
Start Time: 9:00 am End Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Tyler Woman's Building
Category: Events and Attractions
Description:  A show and sale of hand painted porcelain art creations.
Phone: (903) 839-7330
Location Details
Tyler Woman's Building
911 South Broadway Avenue
Tyler TX 75701 US
Location Phone: (903) 593-3822

Beauty and Beast Bicycle Tour

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013

Start Time: 9:00 am
Location: KE Bushman's Winery and Celebration Center
Category: Events and Attractions
Friday, March 22 - Packet pick up at KE Bushman from 6-8 pm
Cyclists come together from across the region to enjoy the beauty of East Texas and to conquer the hill referred to as "the beast".
Pre-registration is $30.00 online, registration closes at midnight on March 20.
Registration after the 20th and the day of the event is $35.00
Phone: (903) 574-1629
More Info:
Location Details
KE Bushman's Winery and Celebration Center
1563 FM 2493 E   Bullard TX 75757 US
Location Phone: 903-952-2330

2013 Azalea Arts and Craft Fair

Saturday, March 23, 2013 9:00 AM

End Date/Time: Sunday, March 24, 2013 6:00 PM
 We invite you to stroll in the park and shop at our annual arts and crafts fair. Only handcrafted items will be sold including: clothing, jewelry, candles, paintings, decorative items and more. A concert will follow Saturday's shopping event and will begin at 6 p.m. in the amphitheater. For more information please call Debbie at (903) 531-1214

Saturday march 23, 9-5 at the Discovery Science Place $10 per perspm.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2012 celebrated its seventh annual show with some 800 makers and 110,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), and Tokyo are the home of “featured” Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Tyler.

Maker Faire is organized by MAKE magazine and supported by O’Reilly Media.

Camp Ford Living History

Camp Ford was a Civil War POW camp just north of Tyler.
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013

Start Time: 10:00 am End Time: 4:00 pm
Living history displays, presentations and Civil War era re-enactors.
Free but donations accepted.
Phone: (903) 725-6774
Location Details
Camp Ford Historic Park  6500 U.S. 271
Tyler TX 75708 US
Located at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 271 and Spur 323 (off of N NE Loop 323)


Saturday, March 23, 2013: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 24, 2013: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4 Wonderful homes!!  Lots of Fun--

This is something your innkeepers try to do every year!!  It is so interesting!!

The "Spirits of Oakwood"

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013

Start Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Oakwood Cemetery Description:
Gates open at 1 pm, tours start every 10 minutes. Last tour leaves at 4:30 pm.
A guided walking tour through Oakwood Cemetery. Historians dressed in period clothing portray notable Tyler and Smith County citizens buried in the historic cemetery, telling their individual stories.
$6.00 per person. Children ten and under are free, but must be accompanied by an adult.
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.


•Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 @ 7:30pm
CATCH THE DREAM! Full of onstage joy and backstage drama, the sensational new production of DREAMGIRLS tells the story of an up-and-coming 1960s girl singing group, and the triumphs and tribulations that come with fame and fortune.
With music by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award winner Tom Eyen, DREAMGIRLS features the unforgettable hits: "And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen." This Tony and Academy Award winning musical sparkles as never before!
Event Contact Information:
Terri Holland
(903) 566-7424
A clip from the movie!

Of course the weekend of March 21 through March 31 bring us Canton First Monday weekend!
Canton should be bustling with fun and activity!!

Well we have only touched on the many activities available in the Tyler are the end if March. Just come stay at The Rosevine Inn for a great home base for your entertainment!  We cannot wait to meet you.

We have to end this blog with a wish for a
Hope you find every egg
you look for!! Seriously-we must remember the reason we celebrate Easter. God gave us all great hope when he sacrificed his only son then gave him eternal life, promising us the same if we will only understand that the way us is the belief in his only son as our savior.
so to all
Innkeeper Becca signing off!

Monday, March 4, 2013

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

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
Hope everyone had a great time last weekend at Canton First Monday Trade Days. The weather cooperated somewhat and next month the weather will be spectacular! It will fall Easter week next month so make your plans for that. I know we have talked about the daffodils twice so far-but they are still available for you to enjoy until about the middle of March. Mrs. Lee's Garden is worth the drive. Do not miss this!!
As the weather warms, there is more and more to do. We will feature a few of the exciting activities in the area. You know you want to enjoy the Tyler, Texas fun , fun things to do. And we all know the best part of coming to the area is staying at

So lets get started with some of the featured events!!!

Just in time for St. Paddy's day!!
Michael Londra’s CELTIC FIRE

•Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 @ 7:30pm

Michael Londra - the handsome Irish Tenor recently described as one of the greatest Irish singers of our time by Capital Celtic - has a hot new show. This family-friendly Irish event is sure to burn up the stage of the Cowan Center this March!
Featuring a five-piece live onstage band and ten amazing Irish step dancers, CELTIC FIRE serves up one Irish favorite after another. The temperature will most definitely rise when the fast-tapping, amazing step dancers join Michael onstage for a sizzling show that you will consider a gift direct from the Emerald Isle. Celtic fans rejoice, it doesn’t get more authentic than this!
Event Contact Information:
Terri Holland  (903) 566-7424

Sally’s Comedy Barn featuring Bean and Bailey

•Saturday, March 9th, 2013 @ 2:30pm
•Sunday, March 10th, 2013 @ 6:30pm
The Salvation Army will be having a comedy show featuring Bean and Bailey.
Tickets are available for $10 per person.
You may come by the office to purchase tickets at 633 N. Broadway Ave. Tyler or going online to   and click on the Bean and Bailey logo.
Event Contact Information:
Chantel Millin
(903) 592-4361

ETSO Concert: The French Connection

•Saturday, March 9th, 2013 @ 7:30pm
Join Richard Lee and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra for a sublime evening of music from and inspired by France including the famous Offenbach "Can Can," part of his Gaite Parisienne, Gershwin’s "An American in Paris," and Saint Saens’ Cello Concerto No. 1 performed by Juanita Miller Concerto Competition winner Russell Houston.
Single tickets start at just $10 (on sale from Sept. 24, 2012).
The performance is at the UT Tyler Cowan Center. Call the box office at 903-566-7424 or visit
Event Contact Information:
UT Cowan Center Box Office  (903) 566-7424

Seth Glier: Live, Acoustic Music Concert

•Saturday, March 9th, 2013 @ 7:30pm

"A lot of people have been saying some very nice things about young singer/songwriter Seth Glier, and if his (previous) CD, The Next Right Thing, is any indication - all these accolades? He’s got them coming. This is a young man with a distinctive voice, a falsetto that sticks to your ribs, and can he write songs. His music is melodically rich. His lyrics are as complex and suggestive as the best of the poets. He has an eye for the crucial detail that will grow in your imagination; he has an ear for phrase that will make it blossom."

- Jack Goodstein,
The only musical member of his family, Seth has shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams. Though raised on the music of Joni Mitchell, Martin Sexton and Randy Newman, Seth considers his brother to be his greatest influence. "My brother is autistic and non-verbal. I learned to communicate with words better once I realized how to communicate to someone without them."
Cost: $12 in advance or $15 at the door.
**Must be 13 years old or older to attend this event.
Event Contact Information:
Jeff Gottesman  (903) 852-2781

Historic Tyler on Tour    Candlelight Party •Friday, March 15th, 2013 @ 7:00am - 11:00am
To kick off our annual tour of homes, Historic Tyler, Inc., is hosting The Candlelight Party on Friday evening, March 15, from 7 to 11 pm.

For more information contact: Historic Tyler, Inc. 903.360.1960
Event Location:
The McSwane Home
2121 Robertson
Tyler, Texas 75701
Event Contact Information:
Therese Pace
(903) 571-9068

John Conlee, Gene Watson & Eddie Raven

•Saturday, March 16th, 2013 @ 6:30pm
The Oil Palace Presents
John Conlee, Gene Watson and Eddie Raven
The Oil Palace - Tyler, Tx
Saturday March 16, 2013
Door open at 6:30 PM
Show starts at 8PM
Ticket Prices:
Golden Circle 40.00
Reserved Floor 30.00
General Admission Bleachers 20.00

Event Contact Information:
The Oil Palace   (903) 566-2122

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

•Thursday, March 21st, 2013 @ 7:30pm
Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is the outrageous new musical lovingly "ripped-off" from the internationally famous comedy team’s (Eric Idle & John Du Prez) most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, SPAMALOT features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits, flying cows and one legless knight. You can always look on the bright side of life while you’re laughing it up with SPAMALOT!

Event Contact Information:
Terri Holland  (903) 566-7424

This weekend begins our Annual Azalea Trails. It is a feast for your eyes! Come and enjoy!!
The Tyler Azalea 10K and 2-Mile Run            Run/Walk & Kids 50-yard Dash
•Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 @ 8:00am
The Tyler Azalea 10k is been staged on one of most beautiful courses in Texas. You will see 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.

This year you can get your Azalea shop on also. We are partnering with the annual Azalea Trail Arts and Crafts Fair. Bergfeld Park will be filled with many vendors for your enjoyment and shopping, with the Arts & Crafts Fair
What you get with your entry:
•The most beautiful course ever at the height of the Azalea blooms!
•Great support on the course
•Jaguar Chip timing with the chip in the bib!
•Free parking next to the start line
•ALL RUNNERS will receive tech shirts for all entrants. Best of all our event shirt is gender specific and is made in the USA
•Great food and fun afterwards
•Your name called at the finish
Event Schedule:
•6:30 - 8:00 a.m. - Late Registration
•7:45 a.m. - 50 yard dash
•8:00 a.m. - Start - Tyler Azalea 10k
•8:10 a.m. Start - 2-Mile Fun Run
•9:45 a.m. - 10k Awards
10k Fees:  $30 through January 12, 2013
$35 January 13,2013 through March 17, 2013
$40 March 18th, 2013 through March 22, 2013
$45 Race Day
2 Mile Adults & Children:
$20 through January 12, 2013
$25 January 13,2013 through March 22, 2013
$30 Race Day
$15 Children 12 & Under through Race Day
Packet Pick-Up:
March 22nd , 2013, 10AM-7PM.
Holiday Inn Express Tyler South - 2421 E Southeast Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701
You may also register and/or pick your packet up race morning at the event.
Event Contact Information:
Kathy Steinocher  (903) 592-3421

Independent Film Screening: "Now, Forager"

•Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 @ 7:00pm
As part of The Old Firehouse Cinema Independent Film Series.. This film has no MPAA Rating, however it does contain occasional strong language Lucien and Regina are foragers - they gather wild mushrooms in the woodlands of New Jersey and sell them to restaurants in New York.
Their lifestyle is simple, their income unstable. To improve the financial security and to follow a more fulfilling personal career path, Regina decides to take a job cooking at a high-end restaurant. Lucien disapproves and instead, he proposes to give up their apartment and live as full-time itinerant foragers.
As individual desires take them down divergent paths over the course of a year, their marriage slowly comes apart. The film was just recently nominated for a Gotham Independent Film Award, and is currently on tour in Europe, having played dozens of US festivals this past year.
Roger Ebert ***½ "The images of wild mushrooms by Cortlund himself and the shots of food prep by cinematographer Jonathan Nastasi, approach art. NOW, FORAGER is an uncompromising film about two people who don’t deserve each other..."
Cost: $8.00
Event Contact Information:
Jeff Gottesman
(903) 852-2781

And showing at
this month

Thursday, March 7 at 7pm

Tickets are $7
Still craving for the love of his life, Ted Striker follows Elaine onto the flight that she is working on as a member of the cabin crew. Elaine doesn't want to be with Ted anymore, but when the crew and passengers fall ill from food poisoning, all eyes are on Ted.

Bob Schneider in Concert

Saturday, March 9 at 8pm

Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door
For nearly ten years, Bob Schneider has performed a Monday night residency at the Saxon Pub, an intimate and legendary venue on South Lamar.

There are always new songs that are played for the first time or new

arrangements of classics that are tested. Anything goes...really. And, that is exactly what the audience loves about Bob Schneider.
Bob's recording career spans some 20 albums. There are many peaks within these albums but Lonelyland (2001) and I'm Good Now (2004) stand out at as the "mainstream highlights" while The Galaxy Kings (2002) and Underneath the Onion Trees (2000), are beautiful "artistic statements" and fan favorites.

If you take a journey through this collection of albums you'll discover an artist with no boundaries. Bob's repertoire covers a spectrum of musical styles.... mambo, rap, blues, country, Latin, swing, soul, even bluegrass.... all done with the aplomb of a virtuoso of any one of those musical genres.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail Thursday, March 14 at 7pm
Tickets are $7

The movie starts out with Arthur, King of the Britons, looking for knights to sit with him at Camelot. He finds many knights including Sir Galahad the pure, Sir Lancelot the brave, the quiet Sir Bedevere, and Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Lancelot. They do not travel on horses, but pretend they do and have their servants bang coconuts to make the sound of horse's hooves. Through satire of certain events in history (witch trials, the black plague) they find Camelot, but after literally a quick song and dance they decide that they do not want to go there. While walking away, God (who seems to be grumpy) comes to them from a cloud and tells them to find the Holy Grail. They agree and begin their search. While they search for the Grail, scenes of the knight's tales appear and why they have the name they have. Throughout their search they meet many interesting people and knights along the way...

March 21 to March 23 each evening at 7:30pm
Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door (cash only)
Liberty Hall is pleased to collaborate with local partners to bring the best in live entertainment to its stage. Such a partner is APEX Entertainment, which will produce The 39 Steps on March 21-23 at 7:30 p.m.

You may have heard of this new company under a number of names: Actors Preparatory Exchange, Theatre 20 @ Potter Place, or simply "APEX." APEX has a two-fold purpose: training actors for film and the stage and producing cutting-edge plays not available elsewhere in the city. Creative director, Felicity Enas, is the principal instructor, assisted by Hannah Morris, who also directs for APEX. Felicity Enas directed APEX's first evening production for adults, Red-Hot Patriot, the Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, and will direct The 39 Steps for Liberty Hall.
Felicity is also preparing a youth workshop and production at the Liberty in June 2013. Chris Abraham is the executive producer for APEX.
No need to travel to Dallas to see performances at a professional level -- they are now available in Tyler! For more information about APEX or Theatre 20 please call 903-740-5387. Liberty Hall is excited to be able to partner with APEX and include them in our downtown arts and cultural district.
What we get is an incredibly fast-paced romp through the story of Hitchcock’s film. It is a pastiche, an affectionate and very funny transposition of the film on to the stage. The film contains set pieces that are iconic: the train top chase, the Forth Bridge escape, Mr Memory at the Palladium. Much of the joy in the show is in seeing these moments recreated through the physicality and vocal talent of the 4 performers.

It is also an evocative tribute to a 1930s Britain of cold mists, steam engines and a clearly demarcated social system where people know their place. And at its center, juxtaposed with the comedy, is a love story.

Young Frankenstein and The Ten Commandments will also show-on the 28th and the 30th!  We will feature both of those in our next blog---so stay tuned!!

Make your plans now for the beginning of Spring! There is lots to do and see. Daylight Savings Time starts on March 10th, so do not delay.
Don't forget
Fires burn nightly and breakfast is served daily
at the Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast

Until next time!
Innkeeper Becca signing off!