East Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn–Everything is Cool at our Inn

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
It may be hot out there, but you can be cool at The Rosevine  Inn! There are some great happenings in the Tyler area the next few weeks all culminating into the 4th of July celebration. We’ve got comedy, golf tourneys, walk for a cure, kids camp, music, A Shakespeare Festival Canton first Monday trade days, and the fireworks! Plus all the regular things to do in our area. We are going to feature the Caldwell Zoo. this time!!

LocationHoursAdmissionParkingZoo PoliciesServices & Amenities

2203 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Tyler, TX 7570

(903)593-0121       info@caldwellzoo.org
March 1 -Labor Day:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibits close at 6:00 p.m.
After Labor Day – February
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Exhibits close at 4:30 p.m.
Caldwell Zoo is open every day except   Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s
On 85 beautiful acres in Tyler, Texas, Caldwell Zoo has more than 2,000 animals to amaze and educate your whole family. You’ll discover animals roaming over plains, swimming in ponds or climbing trees in multi-species environments carefully created to represent their natural North American, South American and East African habitats.
Conservation is an important part of Caldwell Zoo’s mission to preserve and protect animals. As part of that mission the zoo is home to a dozen endangered species, including the cheetahs, ring-tailed lemurs, thick-billed parrots and black rhinoceros. In addition to species listed as endangered, the zoo houses numerous animals that are threatened (the population is at risk of becoming endangered). Coatis and bald eagles are currently on the list of threatened species.

iHelp save a rhino by donating your old cell phone.

Help us turn your cell phones, cell phone batteries and chargers into much needed funds for rhino conservation and at the same time keep toxins found in these phones from ending up in our landfills and poisoning our environment.

Collection boxes are located at the zoo’s front entry and Tyler Recycling Center. All proceeds collected from cell phone recycling at Caldwell Zoo will be donated directly to the International Rhino Foundation.
At first glance, these animals may not seem to have much in common. But most species that become threatened or endangered share a set of common traits. For example, many species live in areas that are being destroyed by the encroachment of humans through farming or land development. Deforestation is another problem for endangered species, as animals are pushed farther and farther from their natural habitat.

Habitat destruction
usually considered to be the number one threat to the wildlife of our world. In addition, some species fall prey to hunters looking to capitalize on an animal’s economic value, whether for fur trade, jewelry, meat, traditional folk medicine, cosmetics or souvenirs.
Other factors that threaten a species include:
Restricted distribution – an animal lives in only one small place in the world, so one disaster could prove to be devastating to a species.
Migration across international boundaries – species protection requires cooperation from different governments, which is often difficult to achieve.
Adverse to humans – animals may be unable to live and breed in environments that are becoming more populated by humans.
Long gestation period or low birth rate – the black rhinoceros, for example, has a gestation period of 16 months and only has one calf at a time.
Inability to adapt – the animals are unable to survive new factors in their environment, such as chemicals, noise, or air and water pollution.

Pet trade – animals that are popular pets, such as parrots, often die in shipping or because of neglect or abuse.
Domination by an introduced species – sometimes a new species is a predator with no natural enemies and it destroys an existing animal population.
The fact is, in our modern world, many factors threaten animals. And once an animal is extinct, it’s gone forever. At Caldwell Zoo we take our mission of conservation very seriously. We know it is important to protect endangered species and help them breed, encouraging the survival of the species. This zoo is A-1 for adults and children of all ages. You should visit often. There is lots to see and do.    http://www.caldwellzoo.org/

Kilgore Friday After 5 Concerts   Summer Series
JUNE 17-24 and July 1st

Friday After 5 is our summer outdoor concert series. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the sounds of local artists. The concert starts at 7:00 so why not make a night of it? Come downtown and eat at one of our amazing restaurants for dinner and make a night of it!

Artists will be performing on the World’s Richest Acre stage in Downtown Kilgore! That’s under the derricks for those of you coming in from out of town.
No tickets are needed. Just bring a lawn chair and come early for good seats. We have several restaurants within walking distance so plan to make a night of it! When it is over, it is only a short drive back to
The Rosevine INN—

Stage Barons          Country Music Competition

Stage Barons is a competition of original music performances with live judging open to the public.

Over three weeks prizes and studio time will be given to artists in the country, christian and open genres.
The event is held at a winery and wine and food will be available for sale.
The June 18th event will feature Christian Music Artists/Competition.

The June 25th event will feature the Open Music Competition.
Cost: $10.00
Event Contact Information:
Kelly Doherty ← click to contact via email
(903) 894-7505        http://www.stagebarons.com/

East Texas Pumpjacks Baseball         2011 Season
Monday, June 6th, 2011 – Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Grandstand (General Admission) $5.00      Grandstand – Child/Senior $4.00
Upper Box Seat $8.00           Lower Box Seat $10.00
Mike Lieberman

(903) 218-4638
06/15/2011 7:05 PM Alexandria Aces

06/16/2011 7:05 PM Alexandria Aces
06/22/2011 7:05 PM Acadiana Cane Cutters
06/23/2011 7:05 PM Acadiana Cane Cutters
06/24/2011 7:05 PM Victoria Generals
06/25/2011 7:05 PM Victoria Generals
06/29/2011 7:05 PM Victoria Generals
06/30/2011 7:05 PM Victoria Generals
07/04/2011 7:05 PM Alexandria Aces
07/05/2011 7:05 PM Alexandria Aces
07/08/2011 7:05 PM Coppell Copperheads
07/09/2011 7:05 PM Coppell Copperheads
07/11/2011 7:05 PM Alexandria Aces
07/12/2011 7:05 PM Alexandria Aces
07/15/2011 7:05 PM Coppell Copperheads
07/16/2011 7:05 PM Coppell Copperheads
07/20/2011 7:05 PM Brazos Valley Bombers
07/21/2011 7:05 PM Brazos Valley Bombers
07/27/2011 7:05 PM Brazos Valley Bombers
07/28/2011 7:05 PM Brazos Valley Bombers
07/29/2011 7:05 PM Coppell Copperheads
07/30/2011 7:05 PM Coppell Copperheads
08/03/2011 7:05 PM Acadiana Cane Cutters
08/04/2011 7:05 PM Acadiana Cane Cutters
08/08/2011 7:05 PM Brazos Valley Bombers
08/09/2011 7:05 PM Brazos Valley Bombers
WE HAVE MENTIONED CAMPS IN THE AREA IN EARLIER BLOGS-Including Pine Cove, Sky Ranch, Rockin C Ranch, Camp Huawni, Camp Tyler, Camp Gilmont and The Pines. Here is another camp that we did not mention.

Texas Asthma Camp for Kids

Sunday, June 12th, 2011 – Friday, June 17th, 2011
Children with acute asthma will have an opportunity to have fun while learning more about their disease during this summer’s week-long Texas Asthma Camp for Kids, held from Sunday, June 12, through Friday, June 17.

Children whose asthma is severe enough to prevent them from attending a regular summer camp will have priority in registration.
Eighty campers will be chosen from those registered based on disease severity and previous attendance at the camp.
More information at  http://www.texasasthmacamp.com/  or call the Health Science Center at                   903-877-7075.
Registration: $15.00      Cost: $165.00
“Freedom to Move” Boost Camp  In Recognition of Juneteenth
Saturday, June 18th, 2011 – Saturday, August 27th, 2011
3-N-1 Trinity Services’ Girls on a Mission presents “Freedom to Move” Boost Camp in recognition of Juneteenth.

The mission: to provide a wholesome experience for girls ages 12-18. This experience will include physical activity and awareness of healthy mental and social activities that will equip the participants with the skills needed to have and maintain a productive life. This will be accomplished through empowering workshops, activities and great speakers.
Classes will include different types of dance and cheer. Speaking topics will cover healthy living, positive self image and bullying.
Event Contact Information:
Darice Anderson (903) 245-1446
Or day Camp?
Camp Discovery…igniting curiosity
Summer 2011 Day Camp Program

June 27th through July 1st (Monday through Friday)

July 11th through August 12th (Monday through Friday)
Children age 5 – 12 will find endless ways to explore and engage in dynamic hands-on activities.
Pre or post camp supervision is available for an additional $5/day fee! Earliest drop off is 7:30a.m. and latest pick-up is 5:15p.m.
Camp fee is $80 per week for 1/2 day courses or $160 per week for full day sessions and includes a Camp Discovery T-shirt! Ask about the DSP Member discount…
A 50% deposit is required at the time of registration in order to hold a space. All camps are FULL day camps unless specified as half-day camps.
To register, please complete the REGISTRATION FORM and either mail it with a Camp Waiver (below) to Discovery Science Place, Attn: Summer Camp, 308 N. Broadway, Tyler TX 75702 or by fax to (903) 533-0159.     For more information, email education@discoveryscienceplace.
                        Jim Pattillo Memorial Golf Tournament

Presented by East Texas Christian Academy
•Monday, June 20th, 2011 @ 8:30am

The ETCA Jim Pattillo Memorial Golf Tournament is a four man scramble.

The fee is $125 a person or $500 a team. The fee includes the green fee, golf cart, range golf balls and lunch.
All proceeds benefit the ETCA athletic program.
Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place, closest to the pin, longest drive and putting contest.
Registration is available online at http://www.etca.org.deadline/ for registration and check is Friday, June 10, 2011.
Event Contact Information:
Aubrey Ballard
(903) 561-8642       http://www.etca.org/

Tim Hawkins LIVE
                              Clean comedy with an edge!
•Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 @ 7:30pm

Want clean comedy with an edge? Tim Hawkins brings the funny. Hawkins has been accused of being equally gifted and twisted. Whatever your take, he has definitely become one of the most in-demand comics in the country. His arsenal includes high energy stand-up, physical comedy, slick guitar skills, a thousand faces and voices, and improvisational chops, which all combined create an insane comedy experience. And yes, the guy can even sing. (Find out more at  http://www.timhawkins.net/ )
General Admission – $20/ $25 at door 7:30 p.m.
Show Box office opens at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
VIP – $40 advance. VIP Event starts at 6:00 PM and includes: Hors d’oeuvres, VIP tour laminate, Pre-show Q&A with Tim, Preferred seating for the 7:30 PM concert.        Only 300 VIP tickets will be sold.
All proceeds go to local missions.
Jeff Dunham Live!!!
•Friday, June 24th, 2011 @ 8:00pm   TICKETS – GOING TO BE A SELLOUT!!!    PATRON PRE-SALES STARTS THIS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011 @ 8:00AM!

Show Date: FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011 at 8:00 PM.
(Plus Tax/Service Fee)
You MUST Have Password Promo Code To Buy Pre-Sale Tickets. Place This Password In The Yellow Promotional Box When Placing Order!
Event Contact Information  The Oil Palace
(903) 566-2121        http://www.oilpalace.com/
Walk for a Cause Anyone?
Walk for the Cure
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

•Saturday, June 25th, 2011 @ 8:30am

Come show your support and help find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes! This will be a great opportunity to learn, grow, and fellowship with Type 1 and Type 2 individuals of all ages.
As always you can walk for FREE, however we encourage you to participate in our raffle/silent auction and shop our vendors! Save time, donate and register online! See you there!
8:30-9:00 Registration   9:00 Walk Kick-off    9:30-2:00 Walk, Shop, & Talk
Event Contact Information:
Danaca Mieth
(903) 571-9147

Texas Shakespeare Festival

2011 Season
Thursday, June 30th, 2011 – Sunday, July 31st, 2011


The season will open on Thursday night, June 30, with The Taming of the Shrew, one of Shakespeare’s earliest and funniest plays and perhaps the world’s best-known treatment of an age-old theme — the battle of the sexes. It is a war of wits and wills between the fiery Kate and the arrogant Petruchio as he attempts to woo her and to win her against her wishes. Starring two TSF alumnae, Meaghan Sullivan (2009, 2010) and Arthur Lazalde (2006, 2007) and directed by Mark Mineart who played the title role in our first production of Cyrano de Bergerac in 1990. The Festival produced “Shrew” twice before, in 1988 and in 1996.

Our second opening night, on Friday, July 1, will be The Beaux’ Stratagem, a classic British comedy written by George Farquhar in 1707, but revised and updated by Thornton Wilder (Our Town) and Ken Ludwig (Crazy for You; Lend Me a Tenor). Considered one of the great English comedies of all time, this totally new adaptation is the story of two young Don Juans, down on their luck and in disguise, hoping to find rich heiresses who will marry them. Similar in style to Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer, which TSF produced in 1992, The Beaux’ Stratagem is full of comic surprises and crackling dialogue. Kristine Holtvedt from Purdue University is directing the production.
Saturday, July 2 is opening night for Hamlet, or more precisely “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark,” directed by Lee Ernst from the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. Hamlet is Shakespeare’s masterpiece and perhaps the most perfect play ever written. Mr. Ernst has reduced the script to approximately half its original length but preserved all of its major plot elements as well as its most eloquent poetry. The most-quoted, most talked-about, most thought-provoking play in history continues to intrigue, mystify and amaze audiences around the world. TSF produced Hamlet twice before, in 1988 and again in 2001. TSF alumnus Matthew Simpson (2009) is playing the title role, with Clark Stevens (Noah in last season’s Two by Two) as Polonius.
Ernest in Love, the musical this season, opens on Sunday evening, July 3. Based on Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, which some consider the funniest play in the English language, it opened on Broadway in 1960. Since its New York revival in 2009, this sparkling musical is finally earning the respect it deserves. Written by Anne Croswell with music by Lee Pockriss, the show retains Wilde’s inimitable wordplay and immortal witticisms, and adds clever, character-driven songs such as Lady Bracknell’s “A Handbag is Not a Proper Mother!” Our production features TSF alumna Kathleen Mulligan (1987) as Lady Bracknell, and is directed by Stephen Terrell, a TSF founding member and Longview native, who is returning for his sixteenth year.

Aesop’s Fables, our play for children, will open at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 19. This original script is written and directed by TSF veteran costume designer Joel Ebarb, and it includes five of Aesop’s famous allegories: “The Fox and the Grapes”; “The Lion and the Mouse”; “The Grasshopper and the Ant”; “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”; and “The Pig Who Wanted More”. The performances will incorporate both live actors and puppets, and are sure to entertain children of all ages while teaching universal and ageless moral lessons. Adults are invited to come laugh (and learn) as well!
Single Tickets $28-$22; Season Ticket Package $85; Children’s Show Tickets $7-$5
June 30th through June 31, 2011 – Thursday-Sunday
**Please see event website and schedule for show times.**
Event Contact Information:
John Dodd
(903) 983-8601    http://www.texasshakespeare.com/

Wings Over Tyler Air Show
•Sunday, July 3rd, 2011 @ 9:00am – 4:00pm

Gates open at 9:00am. Performances begin at 1:00pm and will go until approx. 3:30-4:00pm.
This is a waivered air show which means the planes will be doing aerobatics and high speed stunts. Parachute jumpers will open the show.
Admission is $25 per car load.
Event Contact Information:
Randa Conner
(903) 526-6000   http://www.wingsovertylerairshow.com/

July Market June 30, 2011 through July 3, 2011

What started more than a century ago as a flea market, has become home to some of the most exciting, cutting-edge home furnishings, antiques and collectibles that can be found anywhere. Over the past 150 years, lots of things have changed in the Original First Monday Park; but, the genuine, down-home human relationship between vendors and shoppers is the reason people keeping coming back. This is a place where you can slow down, visit and ask questions, talk to collectors and antique dealers, and meet the artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a kind items.
The world’s largest outdoor trade days takes place Thursday through Sunday before the first Monday of every month in Canton, Texas. Every month, thousands of vendors from across the country turn this friendly East Texas community into a shopper’s paradise where you can find the rare antiques and collectibles, furniture, fine home decor, arts and crafts, clothing, jewelry, tools, produce, and much more. Make plans now to come to Canton and enjoy the First Monday shopping experience.

Fourth of  July Celebration


All over East Texas!! Come stay with us and have a great time from now until anytime. We have featured a few things to do-but there is so much more-Great restaurants and relaxation await you in Tyler and at                                        The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast.
Until Next Time
Innkeeper Becca signing off————-


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