Ok-this time we are going to feature a few-but by no means all-of the fun and interesting things to do in Tyler and the surrounding area. Also-a couple or three of the recommended restaurants in the area. Your "author" will take a break-so the next blog will not be out until the middle of September.!! Enjoy and check back with us soon and often.
First Monday Trade Days is back!!
Aug 28 through Aug 31 (September 1 is Monday!)
Caldwell Zoo Offers a Full Day of Fun
Established in 1953 by David King Caldwell, the Caldwell Zoo is a great place in Northeast Texas to Sprawling across 85 acres, the zoo is home to more than 3,400 animals dwelling in six main habitats or exhibits: the African Savanna, North America, South America, African Aquarium, North American Herpetarium, and the Wild Bird Walkabout.
The JORDAN WORLD CIRCUS, one of North America's premier traveling circuses, is owned and produced by Jody Jordan of Las Vegas, Nevada. Hailing from a long background of aerialists and circus performers, Jordan brings a unique talent to the circus management field. His exciting two hour shows are presented on annual tours from coast to coast and border to border by local Shrine Centers and Clubs, police and fire associations, civic clubs and organizations, merchant associations, local presenters and venues, and fairs, festivals, parks and the like. Coast to coast and border to border by local Shrine Centers and Clubs, police and fire associations, civic clubs and organizations, merchant associations, local presenters and venues, and fairs, festivals, parks and the like.
*Tyler Oil Palace*
Saturday Aug. 30th * 3:00 & 7:00
31st * 1:30 & 5:30
Monday Sept. 1st * 1:30 & 5:30
AVAILABLE** http://www.thejordanworldcircus.com One Hour Before The Show
At The Circus Location http://www.FaceBook.com/TheJordanWorldCircus
3rd Annual Texas Petapalooza
September 6 at 10AM Bergfeld Park
The Third Annual Texas Petapalooza, Tyler's Largest
adoption event, just got bigger.
Texas Petapalooza will
be featuring over 15 animal rescues along with their furry foster critters of
dogs, cats and horses of all shapes and sizes.
There will be pet specific vendors of
accessories, groomers, food, training demonstrations, and a low cost
vaccination clinic. Attractions
of a bounce house, face painting, pony rides, for the kids. There will
also be food, raffles, crafters, a multitude other vendors and weenie dog races. Special
featured attractions of a Police k-9 unit, Fire Truck, and the Police
So bring the whole family
for a fun filled day at Bergfeld Park on Saturday, September 6th. You
just might meet your next FUR-ever friend at TEXAS PETAPALOOZA 2014!
For more information see us on facebook.com/texaspetapalooza
Cars are Art 2014
Sept 6 at noon-Tyler Museum of Art
on the TJC Campus The Tyler Museum of Art is getting in gear once again with the call for entries on its Juried “Cars Are Art” 2014 Competition. Vehicle owners may enter their cars in one of eight competition categories: Pre-1940s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and Post-2000. Cars will be judged on overall presentation and aesthetics, not originality or modifications (all doors and engine hoods will be closed). A jury of art professionals will perform the competition judging. The first-place winner in each category will receive an artistically crafted trophy. The entry chosen as the “Cars Are Art” 2014 Best of Show winner will receive the Grand Prize, which includes a unique trophy and special display in the TMA lobby for two weeks following the competition.Registration deadline is Aug. 31. Entry fee is $100 per vehicle with proceeds benefiting the TMA; price includes lunch and a “Blue-plate Special” party following the awards presentation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.Best of Show Sponsor for Cars Are Art 2014 is Hibbs-Hallmark & Company. Tents Sponsor is James E. Walker. For information, contact special events coordinator Caleb Bell at (903) 595-1001, ext. 208 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door
VIP Boxes $125
DCH is quickly becoming a well-known Improvisational Theatre and School around the Country. They host the Dallas Comedy Festival which has brought in Tim Meadows “SNL”, Michael Keegan Key “Key and Peele”, Frank Caeti “MADtv”, the Writers from “Conan” and “Key and Peele” and so many more on multiple occasions.
Senor Gringo, Anna Grey and Purple Velvet Fox
Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door
VIP Boxes $125
For drummer Kevin Ewalt, music has taken him around the world, including South America. With the various backgrounds of euphonious influences came the birth of a distinctive sound. Come and check it out!
Tickets are $20
$15 for students and veterans
On February 6,1994, Bowman gained worldwide attention when he and his teammate Sgt. Jose Aguillon collided in midair during the team’s annual training. Bowman and Aguillon were practicing a maneuver known as the Diamond Track. The maneuver calls for the jumpers to streak away from each other for about a mile and then turn 180 degrees and fly back toward each other crisscrossing in the sky. Bowman and Aguillon had demonstrated the Diamond Track more than fifty times without a mistake, but this time was different.
Dana has given more than 400 speeches in the last few years and has been featured in magazines such as Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest, People and many more. There have also been numerous television programs which focused on Dana and his story. Some of the programs include: Dateline, A Current Affair, Real TV, NBC Person of the Week, Day and Date and Extra.
Dana retired from the United States Army in 1996. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in commercial aviation at the University of North Dakota in May of 2000. Dana spends a great deal of his personal time working with other amputees and disabled or physically challenged people. "Dana inspires other amputees to walk again. His future plans are to continue to speak to the public and fly helicopters.
Tyler Children's Clothing Consignment Sale
Over 1,000 East Texas families selling their gently used items.Children’s Clothing Consignment Sale
Sept 11-13, 2014 at 9 am each day
Harvey Convention Center
Over 1,000 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 Join East Texas' Largest Consignment
Sale. Visit our website www.cccsale.com for more details. Where Smart Moms Find Great Deals.
2014 Economic Forecast Summit featuring Stuart
Join The University of Texas at Tyler, College of Business and Technology, and The Hibbs Institute for Business and Economic Research as we welcome Stuart Varney for a discussion on current economic issues. Dinner will be served. Sponsorships are currently available.
Family Fun Fishing Tournament
Date: September 13, 2014 Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
East Texas Book Fest
September 13- 10 am on the TJC Campus
Some 60 Texas authors who write in many genres and for all ages will display their books and chat with readers. In addition, professionals will demonstrate and explain various literacy projects for children and adults. Other experts will lead seminars to make reading more meaningful and rewarding to all as well as help writers improve their craft and sales.
Larry the Cable Guy
September 13- 7:30 pm at The Cowan Center
on the campus of UT Tyler
Let’s “Git-R-Done” folks with LARRY THE CABLE GUY! Larry is finally making the trek to Tyler for his first appearance in our neck of the woods. The lovable LARRY THE CABLE GUY will fit right in here in the heart of East Texas with his down home humor to open our 18th Cowan Center Season. Larry’s road to stardom began with the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” featuring Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall (both of whom have already brought laughs to the Cowan Center). Larry then went on to host numerous specials for Comedy Central including “Tailgate Party” and “The Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy,” plus various specials for VH1 and CMT networks. While his standup and hosting chops always provoke uncontrolled hilarity, he is also known as the beloved voice of Mater in the Golden Globe-winning animated feature film Cars and Cars 2 from Disney/Pixar. Current host of “Only in America,” on the History Channel, LARRY THE CABLE GUY visits various sites across the country revealing bits of history while immersing himself in different lifestyles, jobs and hobbies that celebrate the American experience. Larry also started the Git-R-Done Foundation, emphasizing philanthropy for children’s and veteran’s causes. *adult humor and language, not appropriate for children and some adults
Justice Clarence Thomas
September 16 at 7:30 pm
Supreme Court Associate Justice, CLARENCE THOMAS, was born in the Pin
East Texas State Fair
September 19-28 click here for more info http://www.etstatefair.com
Each year brings additional attractions for the entire family to enjoy. This season the East Texas State Fair will host Bixby's Rainforest Rescue, Swifty Swine Racing Pigs, Sandscapes 75-ton sand sculpture, free nightly concerts, great retail and informational vendors and of course, food, food and more food!!!
Child 5 & Under: Free
Youth 6-12: $5.00
Adult 13 & Up: $8.00
Weekday (M-F) Unlimited Ride Armbands: $25.00
Sheet of 22 Tickets: $25.00
Sheet of 50 Tickets: $60.00
Individual Ticket: $1.25
Check out the Junior Livestock Show and the Open LiveStock Show at the Livestock Pavilions.
Mario's Italian Restaurant
The verdict: I really liked the atmosphere of this place. It is old school Italian with Frank Sinatra playing in the background. The waiter was young, but attentive