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September is here and Fall is not far away!!  Cooler temperatures are just around the corner and ,with that, more things to do in the area. Check out our previous blog for some great music and other suggestions well into September. Some of the things to do have been repeated-just do not want you to miss them!!  So come see us in the City of Roses and stay with us at The Rosevine Inn. We will pick up here with many more suggestions! Concerts, movies, care shows, shopping and so much more. Let’s GO!
Battle of the Bands: The Battle Begins

Hosted by East Texas Unplugged
•Saturday, September 8th, 2012 @ 7:00pm
•Saturday, September 15th, 2012 @ 7:00pm
•Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 @ 7:00pm
High -powered musical face-off!
Don’t miss the live action! Enjoy both bands and individual artists as they hit the stage at every Battle show performing their original music. Musicians will be putting their hearts and souls into their passionate performances ensuring an entertaining, fun night of live music for music fans to enjoy.
Rock – – September 8th
Country/Folk – – September 15th
Pop/R&B – – September 22nd
Battle Band Facebook Page (Battle of the Bands Texas)

Event Contact Information:
Amy Fish
(214) 491-8354

The Wyeths Across Texas

Sunday, September 9th, 2012 – Sunday, November 11th, 2012
 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Features pointing by N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth. Drawn primarily from Texas collections, this important exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to enjoy works by one of America’s most famous family of artists.
Group tours are available with reservations.
•$10 for adults
•$7 for students and seniors
•Free for TMA Members
Event Contact Information:
Tyler Museum of Art  (903) 595-1001

•Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 @ 7:30pm
•Thursday, September 13th, 2012 @ 7:30pm
•Friday, September 14th, 2012 @ 7:30pm
•Saturday, September 15th, 2012 @ 7:30pm
The Hallelujah Girls by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten – Hilarity abounds when the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, decide to shake up their lives. The action in this rollicking Southern comedy takes place in the spa where a group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon.
Event Contact Information:

•Friday, September 14th, 2012 @ 7:30pm
If you were near New York City last year, you know that theatre fans were abuzz about the limited-run engagement by two of Broadway’s most venerated performers.
Now, the duo is touring their critically praised show to a few cities. Luckily, Tyler is one of them! Yes, they will be together again on the Cowan Center stage for AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN.
Having both won a Tony Award for their performances in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s groundbreaking Evita, they have enjoyed successful careers in film, television, the concert stage and Broadway. This intimate show includes choreography by fellow Broadway veteran and friend, Tony Winner Ann Reinking (Chicago). No Broadway fan should miss this one!
Event Contact Information:
Terri Holland   (903) 566-7424

Cotton Belt Depot Museum Open House

•Saturday, September 15th, 2012 @ 10:00am – 5:00pm

Open House and antique car show.
Cars featured will date from the 1920’s to the 1950’s.
Model trains will be running as a DJ spins classic tunes.
Admission is free so bring the whole family for a step back in time!
Event Contact Information:
Glen Wilkins
(903) 595-7232

Historic Brick Street Shoppes Block Party

•Saturday, September 15th, 2012 @ 12:00pm – 8:00pm
The shops around Brady’s Coffee Shop on Rusk St and S. Bois D’Arc (and W. Phillips) will be open. The streets will be barricaded for foot traffic only. There will be music, dance, art, old time games, classic cars and more!

Free to the public, bring a camera!
MLaughing Leaf – Unique Gifts and Home Decor, Dory’s Gardens, Carriage House Gallery, Crafts and Quilting, Etc., Encore Consignment, Brady’s Coffee and Brick Street Pharmacy
We are looking forward to fun day with many wonderful events.
Schedule of Events are as follows:
12:00 pm – Block party will kick off with a Bagpiper
1:00 pm – The Robert E. Lee Southern Belles Kick Team will perform,
2:00 pm – Matt and Megan Magill will perform their great Rockabilly style
4:00 pm – The Pet Parade
6:30 pm – Hip Hop dancers followed by line dancing and cloggers!
Not to mention the Old Time Games, Classic Cars, Historical Society and the Tyler Chapter of Native Plants of Texas. Also presentations on quilting, antique swords and daggers and a few photo opportunities so bring a camera!

Event Contact Information:
Susanne Hansen
(903) 780-2400

Like to dance??

Country & Western Dance

•Saturday, September 15th, 2012 @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Dance the night away to the music of Hoss Huggins and the Ponderosa Band at TASCA’s 3rd Saturday C & W Dance.
The event will take place on September 15, from 7-10 p.m. in our large ballroom.
Tickets, sold at the door, are $6.50 for TASCA members, $7.50 for guests.
Event Contact Information:
Billie Gordon
(903) 871-3217

Mickey Gilley, Eddy Raven and Gene Watson

Hurry!! Get your tickets RIGHT NOW!!
The Oil Palace – Tyler, Tx

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Doors Open 6:30pm
Show Starts @ 8:00pm
Ticket Prices:
Golden circle $40.00
Reserve floor $30.00  General Admission $20.00
Event Contact Information:
Oil Palace Box Office  (903) 566-2122
  B-29 Tour

•Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 @ 12:00pm – 6:00pm

•Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 @ 10:00am – 6:00pm

•Thursday, September 20th, 2012 @ 10:00am – 6:00pm

12:00 noon, Tuesday, September 18, 2012 the B-29 “FIFI” will be arriving at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. Arriving with the B-29 will be a C-45, P-51 mustang, and a Stearman. After arrival they will be available for touring till 6:00 p.m.
The Historic Aviation Memorial Museum is hosting a touring stop-over at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport of the CAFs B-29 “FIFI”, a C-45, P-51 mustang, and a stearman, September 18th thru 20th, 2012.
The fee will be $15 for adult, $7 for 13-17 years, and $2 for 6-12 years, and 5 and under free!

These fees will include a tour of the planes and the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum. Rides will be offered on the B-29 through the CAF directly.
For information, cost and booking go to their website at www.cafb29b24.org. If additional information is needed call the museum at (903) 526-1945.
Event Contact Information:
(903) 526-1945

97th East Texas State Fair
•Friday, September 21st, 2012 @ 10:00am – 11:00pm
•Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 @ 10:00am – 11:00pm
•Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 @ 10:00am – 11:00pm
•Monday, September 24th, 2012 @ 10:00am – 11:00pm
•Tuesday, September 25th, 2012 @ 10:00am – 11:00pm
•Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 @ 10:00am – 11:00pm
•Thursday, September 27th, 2012 @ 10:00am – 11:00pm
•Friday, September 28th, 2012 @ 10:00am – 11:00pm
•Saturday, September 29th, 2012 @ 10:00am – 11:00pm
•Sunday, September 30th, 2012 @ 10:00am – 11:00pm
Monday – Friday
Gates open at 10:00 AM    Exhibits open at 10:00 AM
Gate Admission FREE until 2:00 PM       Carnival opens at 4:00 PM
Exhibits close at 10:00 PM      Gates close at 11:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday
Gates open at 10:00 AM    Exhibits open at 10:00 AM
Carnival opens at 12:00 PM
Exhibits close at 10:00 PM   Gates close at 11:00 PM
Last Sunday, Sept. 30, Gates close at 10:00 PM
Free gate admission until 2 pm M-F
Rides open at 4 pm (12 pm Sat & Sun)
Gate Tickets
Adults: $8.00   Youth (6-12): $5.00
5 & Under: Free
$25 Ride Armbands    Monday-Friday
JB and the Moonshine Band
Friday, September 28th
Event Contact Information:
(903) 597-2501
26th St. Gregory Fun Run & Carnival
EVENT: St. Gregory Fun Run and Carnival
DATE: Sept. 22
TIME: 8:00am
LOCATION: 500 S. College St. Tyler, Tx
Join us for a day of fitness and family fun at the 26th Annual St. Gregory Fun Run and 2nd Annual Carnival on Saturday, September 22, 2012!
Fun Run events begin at 8:00 a.m. and include 5K and 1 mile races, plus a Kids’ Dash for runners ages 7 and under. The race course, starts and finishes on College Street in front of St. Gregory Cathedral School. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome to participate, and chip timing is available for competitive runners. After the Fun Run, stay to enjoy great food and exciting games at the St. Gregory Carnival. It’s sure to be a memorable morning for the whole family!
Race registration can be done in person or by mail at St. Gregory Cathedral School or online at www.active.com.
Event Contact Information:
Charlotte McInnis   (903) 595-4109
Shows at the Liberty!!      
       2001: A Space Odyssey
 September 20 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $7
“2001” is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon’s surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.

E. T.

 September 22 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $7
Elliot is your normal boy, until one day, when he meets a little lost alien. Elliot decides to keep the alien, in which he gives the name E.T. Elliot works with E.T. in trying to find him a way to get back home. Elliot must make the difficult sacrifice. Whether to help his new friend or to lose him? Whatever the decision is, Elliot must keep E.T. hidden, as someone else is also looking for him.

Sept. 26 at 6:00pm

Tickets are $30
Reception from 6-7pm at Jakes (appetizers, beer, wine) and the movie will start at 7pm.

Most people today believe we are “addicted” to oil. But are we? Is oil destroying our lives the way other addictions do? Newsman turned filmmaker Mark Mathis explores our relationship to oil and what he reveals is a stunning pattern of misinformation, disinformation and even outright deception about this resource that literally runs our lives. Mathis also investigates what is likely to be the greatest challenge ever faced by humanity-trying to run the modern world on less oil. Three years in the making, spOILed blows the lid off our delusions about oil. Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy
The Matrix
 September 27 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $7

Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a hacker known as Neo. Neo has always questioned his reality, but the truth is far beyond his imagination. Neo finds himself targeted by the police when he is contacted by Morpheus, a legendary computer hacker branded a terrorist by the government. Morpheus awakens Neo to the real world, a ravaged wasteland where most of humanity have been captured by a race of machines that live off of the humans’ body heat and electrochemical energy and who imprison their minds within an artificial reality known as the Matrix. As a rebel against the machines, Neo must return to the Matrix and confront the agents: super-powerful computer programs devoted to snuffing out Neo and the entire human rebellion.

Looks like October movies will be “scary flicks”!!  Night of the Living dead 1968 then the next week 2004 version. Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Halloween!!  I do want to give you a heads up on a couple of  live shows in October.

Girls Night Out!

 (comedy show)   October 12 at 8pm

Tickets are $15 online and $20 cash at the door

Linda Stogner is the Co-Owner of the “Backdoor Comedy Club” in Dallas. She is in a whole other world, is extremely humble, and is one of the funniest & most credited ladies in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Check her out for a laugh!!
Sheridi Lester is also from DFW area and has been a finalist in the Funniest Person in Texas, as well as performing in the Dallas Comedy Festival.
Angi Ulrich: Angi is a mom, school theater teacher, is not related to Robert Ulrich and was single until a few days ago…now she’s engaged! She performs all over the Dallas – Fort Worth area and has a deliciously raunchy sense of humor.
Last time Laurie Williamson was in Tyler she was here as a part of “Heroin Addiction” and very pregnant! Now she has a baby and is standing up on her own!

Shelly Alexis is a wife, mom, comic, radio chick, actress, human, and lover of chaos. If deliciously dysfunctional humor is what you crave, then Shelly Alexis has your dish…..or better yet, your glass. To get a full description of Shelly Alexis, just look on the back of a bottle of wine,”Soft and round in flavor with a well-balanced structure, this Cabernet is complimented by a hint of spice and a subtle floral note.” Enjoy your glass of Shelly Alexis today!

And ending our Girls Night Out we welcome back Heroine Addiction! This improv group is amazing and will engage the audience in its show immediately. Hold on to your seat and grab your side cause this laugh is gonna hurt!


The Deep Magic of Joshua Lozoff

 October 19 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $20 online and $25 cash at the door
We will talk more about this show in the next blog!!
ETSO Concert: Beethoven Spectacular

•Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 @ 7:30pm

The East Texas Symphony Orchestra opens its 2012-2013 Season with new Music Director Richard Lee and an evening of music by Ludwig van Beethoven.
The concert features Beethoven’s thrilling Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” and pianist Winston Choi performing the Piano Concerto No. 4.
The concert takes place at the UT Tyler Cowan Center.
Single tickets start at just $10.
Subscriptions for the five concert series start at just $36.
Event Contact Information:
Cowan Center Box Office   (903) 566-7424

Celebrity Luncheon with Leeza Gibbons

Benefiting Alzheimer’s Alliance-Smith County

•Monday, September 24th, 2012 @ 11:30am – 1:00pm
Leeza Gibbons, the co-host of TV’s “America Now, is the special guest and speaker at this luncheon benefiting the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County.
The lives of Leeza’s own Mother and Grandmother were claimed by Alzheimer’s disease. She will be sharing her personal journey and how that experience fuels her passion for caregiver support and advocacy today.
For ticket and table prices, please call (903) 509-8323 or visit www.alzalliance.org.
To learn more about Leeza, her experiences, and the centers for caregiver support she has opened across the nation, visit www.leezasplace.org.
Event Contact Information:
Mitzi Jones
(903) 509-8323

This is a weeklong event! Come for some or all- the program follows!

Saturday, September 15, 2012 -10:00am-2:00pm – Boys & Girls Club of East Texas
@ Bergfeld Park in Tyler, TX
Stop by the ART OF PEACE FESTIVAL booth at the Boys and Girls Club Day for Kids at Bergfeld Park for some fun prizes, information about the week’s Peace Activities, and a chance to write a peace blessing on a wooden stud that will be built into a local Habitat for Humanity home.

Sunday, September 16, 2012 –
Prayers for World Peace – through the day
@ your local church
We are asking that as many local church, temples, mosques, or other places of worship take a moment during Sunday worship to offer a blessing for peace. Many people are called to work for peace based on their religious teachings and so we hope you can ask your church to offer a prayer for World peace on this day.


Sunday, September 16, 2012 –
2:00pm – World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements
@ the Tyler Public Library
This event is free and open to the public.
World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements interweaves the story of John Hunter, a teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his students’ participation in an exercise called the World Peace Game. The game triggers an eight-week transformation of the children from students of a neighborhood public school to citizens of the world. The film reveals how a wise, loving teacher can unleash students’ full potential. To read more about this film, CLICK HERE.


Monday, September 17, 2012 –
6:00-8:00pm – PEACE MEAL – A Gathering of New Friends
@ Veranda Restaurant (3310 Troup Highway – in Ramada Inn)
This event requires pre-registration due to space restrictions.
Join old and new friends for a Peace Meal – a chance to break bread in celebration of Peace! The Art of Peace Festival is hoping to bring together a diverse cross-section of the Tyler community – representing the various racial, cultural, and religious identities that make up our community. We will have a guest speaker that evening, KLTV’s Anissa Centers – to talk about her perspective on tolerance and equality in East Texas. You must pre-register for the dinner by September 14th so that we can ensure everyone has a seat. The dinner will be held at the Veranda Indian Restaurant inside the Ramada Inn on Troup Highway. The dinner will be a buffet and will cost $10+taxes/tip per person. To register, please CLICK HERE


Tuesday, September 18, 2012 –
6:00pm – PEACE TALES
@ FRESH by Brookshires – on the patio
This event is free and open to the public.
Join East Texas Storytellers for a fun evening of story-telling.


Thursday, September 20, 2012 – COMMUNITY PRAYER 12:00pm – @ Downtown Square in Tyler
This event is free and open to the public.

Join local religious leaders on the downtown Square for a prayer service calling for peace. We welcome the words of Rev. Max Lafser, Father Tim Kelly, Rev. Jerome Milton, Pastor Sunny Farley, Rabbi Neal Katz, Rev. Stuart Baskin, and Anwar Khalifa. We will also have a proclamation for Peace from the City and other events. The entire program should take no longer than 30 minutes.


Thursday, September 20, 2012 – 7:00pm – PEACE CONCERT with TOM PRASADA-RAO
& the Tyler Civic Chorale
@ Temple Beth El (1010 Charleston Drive)
This event is free and open to the public.
Join local peace-seekers for an evening of music and inspiration. Tom Prasada Rao is a nationally known singer/songwriter whose music entertains and inspires. His website can be found by clicking here. Opening for Tom will be the Tyler Civic Chorale – who will share selections of peace-themed choral music. The program begins at 7pm, and space is limited, so make sure you arrive a few minutes early.


Saturday, September 22, 2012 – ARTWALK

4:00-8:00pm – @ Gallery Main Street
Join us for a Peace Art display at Gallery Main Street during the September 22 ArtWalk. Art of Peace will have a booth in the back of the Gallery Main Street in Downtown Tyler. Keep Tyler Beautiful will also be with us to make origami peace cranes out of recycled materials and give away wildflower seed.

Sunday, September 23, 2012 – WORSHIP SERVICE

@ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Tyler
Peace-themed worship – Rabbi Neal Katz will speak and Anne McCrady will read the winning poems of the “Speak Your Peace” poetry contest. Tyler Unity Center is also hosting a peace service on this Sunday. The community is invited to attend.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

•Thursday, September 27th, 2012 @ 7:30pm

Sculpture in motion. That’s how The New York Times describes COMPLEXIONS. Witness their mesmerizing contemporary dance performance and you’ll understand why their mission is simple: to celebrate excellence in dance.
They dance to provoke thought and inspire through impassioned performances. The career paths of the company’s founders, Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, paved the way for them to re-definedance. Their multifaceted resumes show that neither has ever been comfortable with his art being placed in a box.
Instead, from E! to PBS, from Cirque de Soleil to So You Think You Can Dance, they have allowed the transformative power of their art to flow freely throughout the entertainment world restricted by nothing but the limits of the human body itself.
Event Contact Information:
Terri Holland   (903) 566-7424

2012 Motorcycle Poker Run   Ride for Memories
•Saturday, September 29th, 2012 @ 8:00am – 2:00pm

2012 Ride For Memories Poker Run benefiting the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County.
8am-9am- Breakfast and Registration
9am -Kick Stands Up
12-2 – Lunch, Raffle Drawings and High/Low Awards
Fee: Includes Rally Shirt
$20- Per Rider
$40 – Per Rider with Passenger   $10 – Per Extra Hand
Please RSVP to 903-526-5599
Event Contact Information:
Preston Smith or Dusti Killian
(903) 526-5599

“The Hobbit”
Monday, October 1st, 2012 – Sunday, October 7th, 2012
Comedy- By Patricia Gray.

Based on the classic by J.R.R. Tolkien.
It’s unusual for a modern work to become a classic so quickly, but Tolkien’s “ring” stories, which began with The Hobbit, clearly are in this very special category. They stir the imagination and intellect of everyone they touch. Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It’s the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results-not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth-and the hearts of those children and adults who continue to enjoy this kind of magic.
Event Contact Information:
(903) 592-0561

Let’s Not forget

September 28th thru October 1
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.
Spend some time exploring our web site before your next visit. See our tips for making your experience more enjoyable, and find out how to become a vendor at the world’s largest outdoor market. Learn more about the history of this Texas landmark. Then, make plans to join us for the next Trade Days weekend and enjoy a shopping experience like none other.

Next Month is October!! Texas Rose Festival is the 3rd weekend in October. Lots of great activities-but not just then but all month long!!!  Believe me when I say there is more to do and see every weekend and weekday here in Tyler-and if  you cannot find anything just hang here at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast and enjoy our many activities available.

It is now fire weather again!! So don’t forget our motto
Fires burn nightly and breakfast is served daily at The ROSEVINE INN!!!!

Until next time
Innkeeper Becca signing off

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