Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-An East Texas B&B

Hope everyone has had a great March so far. We need to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, don’t you think!
With the arrival of Spring only a few short days later comes so much celebration this blog will tell you about all the happenings in the area! We have anything you might want to do-runs,  bicycle rides, arts and crafts, home tours, living history tours, cemetery tours, beautiful flowers and gardens, plays, chili cook-offs, etc-etc-etc!! So lets get started!!  Oh-do not forget to make your reservation to stay st The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast Tyler

State Park Dogwood Days

Driving and walking tour

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 – Saturday, March 31st, 2012 NOW!!!
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.

Admission $5.00 per person, 13 and older
Tyler State Park, 789 Park Rd. 16 off State Hwy. 14.

Fri., March 23–March 31, 2012. (8am to dark each day).
Event Contact Information:
(903) 597-5338
Tyler State Park
789 Park Road 16
Tyler, Texas 75706

Azalea Trail Arts Exhibit and Sale

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 – Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Originals, limited editions, oils, water colors, mixed media and photography provided by Gold Leaf Gallery, Thomas Kinkaid, Palette of Roses and local artists/photographers. Artist reception Sunday.

Admission: Free. Refreshments served.
Event Contact Information:
(903) 561-6102  http://www.prestigeestates.net/
Bergfeld Park
1510 South College Ave  Tyler, Texas 75701

Azalea Quilt Show

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 – Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Juries show with up to 200 quilts displayed and up to 35 quilting related vendors. Silent auction on mini quilts.

Admission: $6 person, $ seniors (65+) and children under 12.
Event Contact Information:
(903) 203-1209 http://www.qgetx.org/

“Curious Savage”

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 – Sunday, April 1st, 2012

The Curious Savage, written by John Patrick, is a comedic play about Ethel P. Savage, a woman whose husband recently died and left her approximately ten million dollars.

Event Contact Information:
Tyler Civic Theatre Box Office
(903) 592-0561 http://www.tylercivictheatre.com/

The Tyler Azalea 10K and 2-Mile Run

Run/Walk & Kids 50-yard Dash
Saturday, March 24th, 2012 @ 8:00am
The Tyler Azalea 10k – March 24, 2012 – 8 a.m.

The Tyler Azalea 10k is been staged on one of most beautiful courses in Texas. 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.”
Trophies will be awarded in the 10k to top male and female master finishers. We will have awards for the top three finishers of the 10k in the following age groups: 12 & under, 13-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80+.
Although chip timing affords run events to produce quick fast timing results, it was never intended to be the benchmark for finish order. We feel that this is a foot race against other human beings and not against a computer system.
The first one back across the finish line is the winner. If your finish placement is important to you, we suggest you line up in the front rows at the start.
Entry Fee: $20 – $35.
The Tyler Azalea 10k:
The 10K has been staged on one of most beautiful courses in Texas. Mile after mile of azaleas, dogwood trees and spring flowers that you have to see to believe. Trophies will be awarded in the 10k to the overall male and female finisher plus the top male and female master finishers.
Two-Mile Fun Run/Walk:
Walk or run the shorter distance and still see much of the beauty. Bring the whole family and have a great time. The 2-mile fun run will start at the same time as the 10K. We will present awards to the top three male and female finishers.
The 50 Yard Dash (Children age 8 and under)
This a great opportunity for the smaller kids to be featured and cheered on while running. We will run waves of children 6-8 at a time so each kid gets that special attention! There will be finisher medals for all kids crossing the finish line.

Online registration will close at noon on Wednesday, March 21. You can register and pay in person at packet pickup or race morning starting at 6:30 am. Packet Pickup and Late Registration: March 22 & 23, 2012 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Holiday Inn South Broadway- 5701 South Broadway Avenue – Tyler 75703 You may also register and/or pick your packet up race morning at the event at Bergfeld Park in Tyler.
Event Contact Information:
Sherry Herndon
(817) 706-0638  http://www.tylerazalea10k.com/

Beauty and the Beast Bicycle Tour

Saturday, March 24th, 2012 @ 9:00am

For all skill levels. Now in its 24th year. Cyclists well supported with fully stocked nourishment rest stops. All routes include the demanding hill known as “The Beast”. Spectators welcome.

Entry Fee: $30 for early registration, $35 after Mar. 17 and on day of Tour.
Registration: Mar. 23, 6-8 pm at KE Bushman’s.
Tour Day registration at 6:30 am.
Event Contact Information:
Tyler Bicycle Club
(903) 574-1629 http://www.tylerbicycleclub.com/

After all that exercise how about some Chili–That is if you are hungry after the
great breakfast you had at THE ROSEVINE INN!!
Tyler Rotary Azalea Trail Chili Cook Off

Saturday, March 24th, 2012 @ 11:00am

Come rain or shine, watch Texas cooks compete with other states in a CASI sanctioned chili cook off.

Admission lets you sample the chili and serves as a club fundraiser for community projects.
Admission: $5 donation. Children under five – free.
Event Contact Information:
Fran Hall
(903) 561-8056 http://www.tylerrotary.org/
or if this does not suit you-something a little more FANCY
Celebrity Chef Celebration benefiting the Tyler Woman’s Building, Inc.

•Saturday, March 24th, 2012 @ 2:00pm                     LAST YEAR THE CHEF WAS

2 pm Cooking School                                                   STEPHEN PYLES!
6 pm Cocktail Reception
Event Contact Information:
Cathy Shipp (903) 520-2142

Azalea Trail Arts & Crafts Fair


•Saturday, March 24th, 2012 @ 9:00am – 6:00pm
•Sunday, March 25th, 2012 @ 11:00am – 5:00pm

More than 90 members participating plus Kids Zone and concessions.
Event Contact Information:
(903) 531-1214
Bergfeld Park 1510 South College Ave
Tyler, Texas 75701

The McClendon House
Living History Tours

During the annual Azalea Trails
Tours are scheduled each Saturday evening during the Azalea Trail from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This year tour dates are March 24, March 31, and April 7. Tickets are available at the door. Costumed docents and period entertainment will welcome you.

Come join the fun!
Penny Nichols-Sanders Annual Spring Art Show

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 – Saturday, March 31st, 2012
About 20 artists – professional, advanced and some new. All subjects.

Event Contact Information:
(903) 592-8519
Tyler Woman’s Building

Apache Belle 2012 Spring Show

            “Get Real”

Thursday, March 29th, 2012 – Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Internationally famous Apache Belles will entertain with a customized show centered on an imaginative theme that will include all styles and genres of dance.

Admission: $8 on March 28, $13 on March 29 and 30, 2012.
Event Contact Information:
TJC Cashier Office
(903) 510-2672   http://www.apachebelles.com/

East Texas Porcelain Art Exhibit & Sale

Friday, March 30th, 2012 – Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Exhibit and sale of hand painted porcelain.

Cost: Free
Event Contact Information:

Marguerite Spiller
(903) 581-7687
Tyler Woman’s Building


Tyler Main Street Flower Market

Friday, March 30th, 2012 – Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Bedding plants, flowers and garden decor abound at this gardening event held on the beautiful grounds of the historic Goodman-LeGrand home. Vendors offer only items for and from the garden.

Cost: Free
Event Contact Information:
Beverly Abell (903) 593-6905  http://www.heartoftyler.com/
Goodman Museum

Historic Tyler on Tour and Candlelight Party
•Friday, March 30th, 2012 @ 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Candlelight House Tour: Start Time: 6:00 pm End Time: 9:00 pm
Candlelight Party: Start Time: 7:00 pm End Time: 11:00pm

Hor d’oeuvres, cocktails, music and tour of homes.
Tour fee included with party tickets.
$60 per person in advance, $75 at door.
Stroll through these elegant neighborhoods and grand lawns soaking up the beauty of East Texas in bloom as you tour private residences in Tyler’s Historic District listed in the National Register.

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 day of tour.
Event Contact Information:
Cassie Edmonds
(903) 595-1960  http://www.historictyler.org/
Day Tours

Saturday, March 31 – 10:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday, April 1 – 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Texas Rose Horse Park Spring Horse Trials


Saturday, March 31st, 2012 – Sunday, April 1st, 2012
A Horse Trial, also known as Eventing, is essentially an equestrian triathlon combining three phases of dressage, cross country and show jumping.

This exciting International and Olympic sport is unique in its demand for the partnership between 2 minds and 2 bodies. The relationship between horse and rider is paramount. The grace and elegance of the dressage, the speed, power and endurance of cross country and the agility and precision of show jumping, make eventing high caliber entertainment.
Join over 40,000 competitors and 280 nationwide competitions. “Feel the thrill of eventing!”
This level of competition takes a huge amount of volunteers for the two days of competition. If interested please contact us. Spectators are welcomed and admission is free.
Event Contact Information:
DAnne Liljestrand ← click to contact via email
(903) 882-8696 http://www.texasrosehorsepark.com/

Not just azaleas!!
Central East TX Orchid Society Orchid Show

and sale
Saturday, March 31st, 2012 @ 10:00am
There will be a display of orchids and many types of orchids for sale.
Educational Programs:
•Potting Orchids – 11:00 pm
•Dividing Orchids – 2:00 pm
Cost: Free
Event Contact Information:
(903) 303-6880   http://www.centraleasttexasorchidsociety.org/show

Spirits of Oakwood at Oakwood Cemetery

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Start Time: 12:30 pm End Time: 4:30 pm Location: Oakwood Cemetery
Description:Guide-led groups begin walking tour every ten minutes through historic cemetery, stopping at graves where historians dressed in period clothing portray notable Tyler and Smith County citizens.
Admission: $6 person. Children 10 and under free, but must be accompanied by adult

Gates open 12:30 pm, first tour begins 1 pm, last tour 4:30 pm
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.

Dallas Black Dance Theatre II

The Arts & Humanities Council of East Texas presents the Dallas Black Dance Theatre’s second company.

This extremely dynamic dance troupe promises an amazing evening of breathtaking, phenomenal performances.
Admission: $20 adults; $10 children – 12 and under.
Event Contact Information:
Debbie Kirkland-Waffer
(903) 216-3671
Saturday, March 31st, 2012 @ 7:30pm

The Swingle Singers and Clearly Vocal LIVE!

Saturday, March 31st, 2012 @ 8:00pm
The Swingle Singers are an international a cappella phenomenon. For over four decades, the unmistakable sound of “Swingle singing” has defined the art form: virtuosic vocal agility and blend demonstrated by their signature close-microphone technique, combined with high-level entertainment that has thrilled audiences around the globe. The latest lineup of young and talented voices represents the group’s transformation from pioneering classical/jazz crossover artists to contemporary vocal super-group. Their repertoire encompasses classical, jazz, Latin, pop and rock, all accompanied by their own vocal rhythm section. The Swingle Singers have performed all across the UK, America, Asia, and virtually every country in Europe, have released over 50 recordings, and have won five Grammy Awards.

Inspired by music from 50 years of Swingle history and contemporary artists, the Swingle Singers continue to push the boundaries with their versions of classic songs. This new show features music by trendsetting British bands Elbow and Mumford and Sons, as well as audience favourites by Björk, the Beatles, Bach, and many others. With their breathtaking new arrangements, haunting harmonies and epic beats, the current lineup of the Swingles bring an energy that’s new, contemporary, and relevant. Their message: Don’t reinvent the wheel, reinvent the feel!
Tickets are $30 online and $35 at the door.
Event Contact Information:
Ann Payne
(903) 595-7274  http://www.libertytyler.net/

You know there are so many activities this time of year-we are not featuring all the other things to do-like the wonderful Music in East Texas-We can direct you to live music in restaurants or on stage almost every weekend and almost every venue!! the there are the great places to eat and visit. In the slower months we try to feature these venues-so be sure to check out this blog OFTEN!!!
We will talk next time about Canton trade days for April–Actually occurs the last weekend of March!—and then Easter is coming soon-so get ready.
Do not forget—-Fires Burn Nightly and Breakfast is served daily at The Rosevine Inn B&B!!

Until next time
Innkeeper Becca signing off

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