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Grapevine is a vibrant, active city with exciting events happening every day, so we offer short, up-to-date community briefs on events and news to keep you in touch. 

To see the major annual events around town go to Key Annual Events.

We also offer two calendars: Community Meeting Calendar for local organizations which occur regularly on a given day of the week; and a separate calendar for Grapevine Events.

For Connector Updates go to DFW Connector and for News that affects the citizens, go to  Local News.   
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End of April Events

Grapevine Opry Show - April

Palace Arts Center, 300 S. Main Street
Ph: 817 481-8733
Starting: 7:30 PM
"            GrapevineOpryShowCast

 - Saturday April 5th – “Party in the Good Ole Days”. We’ll have you dreamin’ of the good ole days listening to 40′s, 60′s and 70′s along with Country, Gospel, and Patriotic favorites.

 - Saturday April 12th - No show scheduled.

 - Saturday April 19th – “Country Music in Texas”. Our cast and guests will perform music spanning the past 50 years of good’ole Country Music. You’ll enjoy Classic Country songs, today’s Country hits, plus some Gospel and Patriotic favorites.

 - Saturday April 26th – “1950′s Mix Up”
 Our featured cast: Lani Stacy, DeAwna Wood, Clint White, Nikki Vassar, Krista Bailey, Drake Milligan and James Gregory…plus special guests Sydney Cope and Caleb Huffer.

Saturday May 3rd – “Country Music in Texas”. Our cast and guests will perform music spanning the past 50 years of good’ole Country Music. You’ll enjoy Classic Country songs, today’s Country hits, plus some Gospel and Patriotic favorites.

www.grapevineopryshow.org

Light Crust Doughboys Exhibit

Tower Gallery, 636 S. Main Street
April 24 - June 15, 2014

“The Light Crust Doughboys are on the air!” Tower Gallery's newest temporary exhibit is the history of the Light Crust Doughboys--the longest-running band in the history of recorded music. They are also credited with inventing Western Swing music.

In their original incarnation under the leadership of Bob Wills and Milton Brown, the Light Crust Doughboys actually worked in the Burrus Mill in Fort Worth, Texas, that made Light Crust Flour. Working in the mill was a compromise with the owner of the mill who was paying for them to play on the radio but didn’t like their “hillbilly music.” This same owner later became such a big fan of their music that he organized a network of radio stations that broadcast the Doughboys throughout Texas and most of Oklahoma. Among these radio stations included WBAP in Fort Worth, WFAA in Dallas and WOAI in San Antonio.

When the Clark family’s grocery store opened in Hillsboro, the Light Crust Doughboys agreed to play for the grand opening. In 1932, the original Doughboys began leaving the band as Brown left to form the Musical Brownies and in 1933, Wills organized the Playboys in Waco. The Light Crust Doughboys moniker stuck through the band’s various incarnations along with Wills’ fiddle-band style.

Innovators of a new American Music form, the Light Crust Doughboys strummed out tunes on their hallmark twin fiddles. Combining jazz, southern blues and traditional folk music, they helped create the sound of the west.

At the Tower Gallery, Free to the public, open daily.
www.grapevinetexasusa.com; 817 410-3185

Spring into Nash Farm

11th Annual Spring Into Nash Farm 'Getting Acquainted' by Bruce Rosenstiel
April 26, 2014, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

FREE Family Fun! (Donations support all activities and events at Nash Farm)

Activities may include:
• Heritage toys
• Kitchen gardening
• Cotton planting
• Farm animals
• Hayrides ($1 per person)
• Field cultivation
• Wood carving demonstrations
• Jump rope making
• Wood-burning stove cooking demonstrations
• Blacksmith demonstrations
This event is handicap accessible; concessions available; free admission

Learn about life on the farm!  Have old-fashioned fun! 
11 a.m. Dedication of the Nash Farm's placement on the National Register of Historic Places.

Hot dog lunch and beverages available from Grapevine AMBUCS.

Nash Farm, 626 Ball Street • Near Historic Downtown Grapevine
Additional parking is across the street at Cannon Elementary and at the Botanic Garden.

Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale, April 26th

Botanical Gardens, 411 Ball Street
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Grapevine Garden Club’s annual plant sale is at the Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park, 411 Ball St, Grapevine. Consultants will be available to assist in plant selection and answer questions. Browse drought resistant and butterfly host and nectar plants as well as many heirloom perennials from members’ gardens. Free seminars on butterfly gardening and growing perennials. Proceeds benefit the club’s scholarship and civic projects.

www.grapevinegardenclub.org; 817 410-3350

IPAT Porcelain Show, March 5th - April 29th

International Porcelain Artists and Teachers (IPAT): Springtime & Eggs
At theTower Gallery, 636 S. Main St.

Gallery: 817 410-3185
Time: Daily, March 5 - April 29
Admission: Free
 
International Porcelain Artists and Teachers (IPAT) was founded in 1958 in Dallas, Texas, by a small group of Porcelain Art Teachers. Since that time the organization has been instrumental in stimulating international interest and appreciation for porcelain art through the Porcelain Artist magazine and the IPAT Museum in Grapevine, Texas, 204 E. Franklin Street. The Grapevine Museum contains many pieces painted by artists from all over the world.

IPAT: 817 251-1185;  www.ipatinc.com

And Coming in May...
Grapevine City Council Election - May 10
Be on the look out for more information about the city election in the coming weeks. 

Spring Gallery Night - May 3rd

Saturday, May 3rd from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.Sonya Terpening
Along Main Street Downtown Grapevine

This Fine Art Event includes six gallerys with complimentary food, wine, and the artists available to answer any questions and discuss their work with you.  

With the Grapevine Art Dealers Association (GADA) celebrating its second year, art is becoming an integral part of the destination Grapevine venue. To once again promote the city's artistic offerings and member galleries, GADA will host the 2nd Annual Spring Gallery Night May 3, from 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Walk along historic Main Street and enjoy an exciting evening of fine art and fine food while visiting all six GADA galleries:

• A Touch of Paris, 202 West Wall Street, is owned by French artist/instructor Dominique Galleron. Original art on display includes Dominiques’s French-inspired oil paintings done in her bold palette knife style. www.atouchofparisgallery.com.

• Great American West Gallery, 332 South Main Street, features the finest western artists in the world with both paintings and bronzes. Subjects include Native Americans, frontiersmen, cavalry, pioneers, cowboys, and ranchers as well as horses, cattle and expansive landscapes.
www.greatamericanwestgallery.com.

• Giddens Fine Art Gallery, 624 South Main Street, owned by Cherie and John Giddens, offers a wide variety of paintings and sculpture from local artists including paintings by Cherie Giddens.   
www.giddensgallery.com.
                                                                                          
• The Tower Gallery, located at 636 South Main Street in the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau headquarters, will host STATE of the ART: Congressional Art Student Competition Finalist. www.grapevinetexasusa.com

• Holder Dane Gallery and Art Studios, 701 South Main Street, located at the historic train depot area, features fine art: paintings, bronze, wood, and clay sculpture, contemporary art jewelry and fine pottery.  www.holderdane.com.
                                                                                                   
• Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery, 701 South Main Street, also located at the train depot, is owned by master glass artist David Gappa who specializes in hand blown art glass ranging from contemporary lighting to large scale sculpture installations. The Vetro gallery houses many fine glass artists work and glass jewelry. www.vetroartglass.com

The GADA Spring Gallery Night showcases the fine arts in Grapevine by offering an exciting gallery evening of high quality art for collectors and art lovers to enjoy while sampling each gallery’s signature food and drink. Gallery owners and artists will be on hand to answer questions and facilitate purchases. In addition, Grapevine resident Sonya Terpening will conduct a painting demonstration at Great American West Gallery from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

There is no cost to attend the second annual GADA Spring Gallery Night. For more information about the May 3 GADA Spring Gallery Night, contact any of the GADA galleries.

 30th Annual Main Street Days, May 16, 17 & 18th

Historic Downtown Grapevine

Attendees can participate in 3 days of family-friendly fun at this festival, which celebrates a theme of milestones.

There are many activities for the family such as watching your kids explore the KidCave, cheering on the masters of the grill at the Grillin' Competition at the Town Square Gazebo, and enjoying a variety of different stages featuring live music, kids stage shows, or events at the Palace Arts Center. Make sure to visit the Carnival Midway and enjoy all of the shopping along Main Street.

Kick off American Craft Beer week by attending pre-festival beer & food pairings at local Grapevine restaurants that will feature different types of craft beers paired with a variety of foods chosen by the brewmaster and chefs. At Main Street Days, there will be a separate ticketed craft brew experience on the festival grounds that will offer more than thirty craft beers to taste.

Wine aficionados, enjoy a glass of wine at one of our premium wine areas including the new Texas Wine Terrace located in Liberty Park.

Attention shoppers! Main Street Days features a unique lineup of specialty vendors at this year's event. With new and returning vendors, Main Street Days is the perfect spot to find a fabulous gift for yourself or that someone special. And don't forget, the more than 80 locally-owned shops, galleries, restaurants, jewelry stores, boutiques and more lining Grapevine's Historic Main Street will be open during the festival.


 

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