Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
Spring is here-such a beautiful time in Tyler. Azalea Trails, home tours, arts and crafts, music, and so much more to do.  More to do than can be possibly done!!  Here is a great picture of the Inn in springtime.

Enjoy the Barn
Wisteria abounds


Four Winds Renaissance Faire
Come enjoy all different types of performers from distant lands at Four Winds Faire, including armored knights, exotic belly-dancers, musicians, magicians, jugglers, fire-swallowers, pirates, and many more.

2011 Events Listing
March Events:

March 5-6 Family adventure
March 12-13 Pirates and Buccaneers Special Polish/ Ukrainian battles
March 19-20 St.Patricks
March 25 (Friday) Area school   March 26-27 Renaissance Romance

How about an Air Show??
Wings of Freedom
Friday, March 11th, 2011 – Monday, March 14th, 2011

The Wings of Freedom Tour brings historic aviation to your community, including B-17, B-24, and P-51. Tour through the authentically restored aircraft or take a flight aboard for the ultimate immersion in history.

Walk through tours of the aircraft are $12 for adults, and $6 for children 12 and under for access to all of the aircraft. WWII Veterans get into the ground tours at no charge.

Historic Aviation Memorial Museum Tyler150 Airport DriveTyler, Texas 75704
Location Contact Information:
Carolyn verver ← click to contact via email(903) 363-9143


East Texas Daylily Society Meeting
Sunday, March 13th, 2011 @ 2:00pm

The East Texas Daylily Society will meet on March 13 at the Tyler Rose Garden Center at 2pm.
Program: Area landscaper, James Wilhite, gives slide presentation about easing garden maintenance and on companion plants for daylilies.
Visitors and new members welcomed.
For more info, contact Bill or Dee at 903-670-3302

Handel’s “Messiah” Parts II and III
Sunday, March 20th, 2011 @ 4:00pm

Click to hear!!

Concert with professional orchestra, four guest soloists, and combined voices of Tyler Civic Chorale and chancel choir of First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, conducted by Donald Duncan.
Cost: $15.00 Adults, $5.00 Students.

Event Contact Information:
Donald Duncan ← click to contact via email(903) 597-6317http://www.tylerchamberchorale.org/


Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 @ 7:30pm at the Cowan Center
In an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It’s what they’ve worked for – with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It’s the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed — to have the chance to dance.
This is A CHORUS LINE, the musical for everyone who has ever had a dream and put it all on the line.
Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, this singular sensation is the longest-running American Broadway musical ever. Now A CHORUS LINE returns. Come meet the new generation of Broadways best. mature subject matter, adult situations, suggested age 17 and above.
This is sooo much FUN!!!
Downtown Tyler ArtWalk   Art, Music and More Downtown!
•Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 @ 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Downtown will once again transform itself into a mini-gallery district. Eleven downtown businesses will host 25 visual artists, performance artists will take over the square, and for the first time YOU can create a piece of art.
Join fellow ArtWalker’s at the “Found Art Sculpture” area, and contribute to a community created sculpture. Using items from the supply bins, ArtWalker’s can glue, tape, tie and staple layer upon layer of found objects to create a one-of-a-kind ArtWalk sculpture.
Not inspired by the items provided? Bring your own! (Found Art Sculpture Area sponsored by the ArtWalk Committee, Downtown Tyler Lofts and Gallery Main Street.)
Event Contact Information:
Beverly Abell ← click to contact via email
(903) 593-6905
“Driving Miss Daisy”
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 – Saturday, March 26th, 2011
A warm-hearted, humorous study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man.
Event Contact Information:
Tyler Civic Theatre ← click to contact via email
Tyler State Park Dogwood Days
Driving and walking tour
Friday, March 25th, 2011 – Sunday, April 10th, 2011
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.
$3.00 per adult 13 and over; $2.00 per adult 65 and over; adults born before Sept. 1, 1930 Free. Tyler State Park, 789 Park Rd. 16 off State Hwy. 14. For more info 903.597.5338.
Fri., March 19– Sun., April 4. (8am to dark each day).
Event Contact Information:
(903) 597-5338
Tyler Azalea Trail
The 52nd Annual Tyler Azalea Trail is March 25 – April 10, 2011.
The Azalea & Spring Flower Trail travels through eight miles of residential gardens and historic homes sites. The two trails have been routed to maintain an orderly traffic flow so visitors can see as many flowers as possible.
From the courthouse on North Broadway, follow the specifically marked Azalea Trail signs southward to enjoy this outstanding celebration of Spring in East Texas.
For more info click here  http://www.tylerazaleatrail.com/index.htm
Porcelain Art Egg Show & Sale
•Friday, March 25th, 2011 @ 9:00am – 5:00pm
•Saturday, March 26th, 2011 @ 9:00am – 5:00pm
FREE Porcelain Art Show & Sales An exhibition of hand painted porcelain by various members of the East Texas Porcelain Art Guild. Some items will be for sale. We will have some demonstrations of painting on porcelain. Takes place at Tyler Woman’s Building.
                              30th Annual Azalea Quilt Show
                          Friday, March 25th, 2011 – Saturday, March 26th, 2011
The theme “SPRING-A Time For New Beginnings” fits into the City of Tyler’s Azalea and Spring Flowers Trail which begins on Friday, March 25 and runs through Sunday, April 10.
Show Chairman, Sheryl Moore, expects guild members and the public to enter over 200 quilts in the judged show. More than 2 dozen additional entries are expected from members in the Challenge Block category. Attendees to the show will also be treated to an antique quilt bed turning, silent auction of small wall quilts, skill demonstrations, new product introductions, a vendor mall, scavenger hunt for children, country store with handmade gifts and gently used quilting items. Some of our guild members tend to be rather traditional, so special emphasis to paid to hand quilting: one of our skill demonstrations is on hand quilting. Visitors last year were pleased by the special activities that take place every 30 minutes. A cafe’ by Edom Grill and Bakery will be set up for the visitors to have a nice lunch while attending the function.
The Azalea Quilt Show is judged by a certified National Quilt Association (NQA) judge. Some categories offer cash awards in addition to ribbons. The judge offers written constructive comments for each entry so the quilt maker gets positive feedback. Members use the comments to improve their workmanship. Two of our members are NQA certified judges (who never judge our show). With only 80 certified judges in the U. S. we feel a special pride that we have 2 from Tyler.
In 2011, in addition to our quilt show, the Embroiders Guild of Tyler will have a display of their lovely hand work. This takes place every other year and brings additional emphasis on hand work that goes along with quilting.
Additionally, visitors to the Tyler area may visit small quilt exhibits at the Tyler Public Library and the Whitehouse Community Library celebrating SPRING. These shows are no-charge events provided to the public by the Quilters’ Guild of East Texas.
                        The Tyler Azalea 10K
Run/Walk & Kid’s 50-yard Dash

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 @ 8:00am
This annual 2-Mile Run/Walk and Kid’s 50-Yard Dash is both beautiful and benefits The Children’s Village. Bergfeld Park, 4th St. & Broadway. Corner of South Broadway and 4th street. Runners meet on the back side on College Street. Register online. http://www.tylerazalea10k.com/

Tyler Main Street Flower Market

Friday, March 25th, 2011 – Saturday, March 26th, 2011


Enjoy an historic setting alive with the color of bedding plants, cut flowers, herbs, garden decor and more at the Main Street Flower Market. This event, now in its fourth year, is regarded as one of Tyler’s most beautiful and most highly anticipated event. No admission, though gardening items will be for sale at individual booths. Bedding plants, fresh-cut flowers and landscape plants abound at this scenic outdoor flower market on the Goodman Museum grounds, 624 N. Broadway.

Historic Tyler, Candlelight Party/Tour
Friday, March 25th, 2011 – Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Candlelight Tour and Garden Party – Friday, March 25, 2011

Day Tours – Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27, 2011
Click on TOUR  to buy tickets and see tour details!!

Historic McClendon House Living History Tours
Have you recently driven by the McClendon House at the corner of Houston and Vine and wondered about the families who once lived there? Living History Tours of the stately Bonner-Whitaker-McClendon House are scheduled for weekends in October allowing interested visitors to learn more about the history of the 1870s-era Victorian home and its colorful family members. Guided tours – featuring character actors portraying former residents dressed in period attire – are offered by the Society for the Restoration and Historic Preservation of the Bonner Whitaker McClendon House Inc. Character actors make history come alive.

San Francisco Jazz Collective
Friday, March 25th, 2011 @ 7:30pm
The Music of Stevie Wonder & More!

This is not just a jazz band. This is a collective of eight of the most acclaimed musicians in jazz today. They work together – creating, rehearsing and celebrating jazz as a constantly evolving, ever-relevant, quintessentially modern art form. In this concert, these pros will perform a selection of new works and demonstrate the great jazz that lies within the harmonically rich and spiritually uplifting songs of 25-time Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder! At a recent SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ COLLECTIVE gig, a critic from Allaboutjazz.com raved, “The best overall live jazz set this writer has heard in the New Millennium.” Don’t miss these all stars of jazz. They can seriously swing!

Cost: $16.00 – $56.00.

Cowan Center   (903) 566-7424

Beauty and the Beast Bicycle Tour
Saturday, March 26th, 2011 @ 9:00am
This even brings cyclists together from across the region to enjoy the beauty of East Texas and to conquer the hill referred to as “The Beast”. Packet Pickup/Start/Finish at KE Bushman’s, Hwy 69 S. and FM 2493, Bullard.For deadline and registration fees call (903) 574-1629
of visit http://www.tylerbicycleclub.com/

Camp Ford Living History Weekend

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 – Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Living history depicting the War between The States. Civil War era events, military re-enactors, civilian exhibits, and camps and equipment of that era. Camp Ford Historic Park, Hwy. 271 & Camp Ford Pkwy. Free. Donations are appreciated.
Event Contact Information:
(903) 725-6774


Tyler Rotary Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, March 26th, 2011 @ 11:00am
Cooks from Texas and other states will participate in an 8th annual sanctioned chili cook-off.

Rotarians will prepare vintage Shanghi Jimmy recipes for a nominal fee as a fundraiser for community projects; fee includes sampling of chili cooks’ throw down chili.
Free entertainment for the whole family.
First Christian Church at the corner of S. Broadway and Loop 323.

Mineola’s Henry Hotel  March 25

Raised in Texas on a musical diet of Antonio Carlos Jobim, James Taylor, and ’60s radio, Boston’s Emily Elbert fell in love with guitar when she was 15. Three years later, she released her first album of original music. Now at 22, Emily has played over 350 shows internationally, from Alaska to Memphis, Austin to New York City, and Scotland, Puerto Rico, Saint-Barthélemy and Peru. Glamour Magazine recently named her one of the “Top Ten College Women” of 2010, and her second album, Proof, was released in   September. It features Emily at her best, with strong melodies, straight-to-the-heart vocals, and intricate guitar work.


In the past few years, Emily has opened for artists as diverse as Richie Havens, G-Love & Special Sauce, Jorge Drexler, Janis Ian, Kaki King, Patty Larkin, and Kate Voegele. Fans from around the globe have watched her YouTube videos in droves, including over 300,000 views of her version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” The Boston Folk Festival notes: “Emily is among the most glowing of the upcoming generation of American singer-songwriters, if ‘upcoming’ even applies to this phenom any longer.”
A year after moving to the Northeast to study at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, where she was awarded a four-year, full-tuition scholarship, Boston’s WUMB radio station selected her as the 2008 Best New Artist of the Year. This fall, she placed among the top five in the Mountain Stage/NewSong competition in New York City. Coming up in 2011, Emily will return to the Caribbean for a two-week performance stint in Saint-Barthélemy, go on a full-band Texas tour with the Boston Boys surrounding music festival South by Southwest, and perform for the United States Consulate in Scotland.

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