Rosevine Inn Bed & Breakfast and Guest House

415 S. Vine, Tyler, Texas 75702
Innkeeper(s): Bert & Rebecca Powell
  • Welcome to Rosevine Inn Bed & Breakfast and Guest House

    Welcome to Rosevine Inn Bed & Breakfast and Guest House

  • Sherlock Room

    Sherlock Room

  • Casablanca Room

    Casablanca Room

  • Blue Bonnet Room

    Blue Bonnet Room

  • Winston Churchill Room - Extended Stay

    Winston Churchill Room - Extended Stay

  • The Lindbergh Suite

    The Lindbergh Suite

  • The Roosevelt Suite

    The Roosevelt Suite

  • Azalea Room

    Azalea Room


Tyler, Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn- and Extended Stay Suites- The Best in East Texas 25 Feb 2015, 2:06 pm

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
March is here and Spring is coming!! So much goes on starting in this month! We have St. Patrick's
Day-Love that day- Then there is the arrival of Spring and the beautiful flowers -we will once again feature
Mrs. Lee's daffodil garden and Tyler's Azaleas Trails! We can look forward to more outdoor activities and then-Easter will be here the first Sunday in April!! WOW-lets get started with what's coming up in the area-

I left this out on the last blog-but they are sing some of my favorite music!

The Lettermen  February 26@ 7PM

The East Texas Men In Harmony present … 

The Lettermen! For over 50 years The Lettermen have been performing pop music with their unique blend of close harmony. Through the 1950’s and 1960’s, The Lettermen scored 16 Top Ten Singles (including the number one remake of “When I Fall In Love”), 32 consecutive Billboard Magazine Chart albums, 11 Gold records and five GRAMMY nominations. Their signature sound made romantic standards of songs such as “Smile”, “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” 

“Shangri-La” and “Love”.

 Green Acres Baptist Church Crosswalk Conference Center 

Tyler, TX 75701
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Don't forget First Monday Trades Day
February 27-March 1  The next one is Easter Weekend-so this may be better for you!!
First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas is the oldest, largest continually operating outdoor flea market in the United States.
This popular flea market is open one weekend a month, attracts upwards of 100,000 shoppers, and provides spaces for 6,000 vendors located on hundreds of acres.
It has become known by shoppers from all across Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma as THE place to buy home decor, furnishings, antiques, clothing, crafts, jewelry, gifts, and collectibles. And it is a favorite of vendors, dealers, craftsmen and artists alike as the perfect venue to market their wares.
2014 was a banner year for shopping opportunities and values at this huge fleamarket, and we're looking forward to another exciting shopping year in 2015. Canton is an increasingly popular shopping destination for savvy shoppers from Dallas, Houston and other metropolitan areas, as well as for value-seekers from dozens of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma towns.

If you can't make it then, maybe this will float your boat

4th AnnualSpring Rummage Sale

   Families who would like to do a little spring cleaning and make a little money are invited to take part in the rummage sale at the Glass Recreation Center. This sale is for used items only; no baked items allowed.
March 7 beginning @ 7 am.
Free admission to the public and donations will be accepted.

This is always Fun Fun Fun

Rose City Chili Cookoff  March 7@11 A. M.

34th Rose City Chili Cookoff benefiting Spirit of St Louis Therapeutic Riding Program for special

needs adults and teens. 

Public tasting for People's Choice voting begins at 11:00 AM, $3 for tasting cup.  Anyone can cook all categories.  beans, $10, turn in at 12 noon; Junior Chili for ages 7-17, $10, turn in at 1 PM, CASI Chili, $20, turn in at 2PM. 

Registration opens at 8:30 AM, pre-registration-mail to Rose City Pod, PO Box 132401, Tyler, TX 75713. 
For more information, call Blu Monday-Daniels 903-372-2818. 

TobyMac, Mandisa and Capital Kings 

Saturday March 7, 2015

The Oil Palace
10408 Tyler 64
Tyler, Texas 75707

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This may be fun on an extended girls weekend!

Mega Bunco Bash presented by To the Moon Sisterhood

March 12 @6:30pm

Come join us! This event is open to all women in East Texas.  We will have great door prizes and a silent auction that night.  Grab a taco and a drink inside Fresh and enjoy some laughter and fun on the Patio with us.

We are excited to welcome new friends to our casual, laid back events.  With no membership and no dues, To the Moon is a great place to develop genuine friendships with other women.  We hope to see you there!
  Click here for website

For questions...
(903) 534-3000

An Art opening downtown!!

Opening Reception for Exploding Boundaries: A Fiber Arts Exhibit

Join us to celebrate the grand opening of Gallery Main Street's Exploding Boundaries: A Fiber Arts Exhibit. The event will feature music, refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artist's. It's free and open to the public, so make plans now to attend. March 14 at 5:30-              Always interesting!!

East Texas Garden Lecture Series

March 14 at 8:30 am   

Learn about the newest, easy-care rose varieties that require little or no spraying and can make a colorful impact in your landscape. Mark Chamlee, owner of Chamblee's Rose Nursery will discuss new rose varieties coming out of breeding programs that are developing superior plants for the environmentally-conscious gardener. Learn how to correctly prune all types of roses and tour the nursery.

Registration 8:30 AM, Program 9:00 AM.  $15 or $45 for a season pass to all six lecture series programs. 

 Chamblee's Rose Nursery

10926 US Highway 69 N                    
Tyler, TX 75706
For questions...                      So if gardening is not your
903-590-2980                                        style   how about***


15th Annual Family History Fair



Susan D. Kaufman, Keynote Speaker, will help you find those lost ancestors “Using Criminal Records & Unusual Source Records for Genealogical Research”
Dr. Deborah Burkett – Quilts and Their Stories: Binding Generations Together
Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL – “DNA and Genetic Genealogy”
V. W. ‘Web’ Freeman, MMS, MA – “Getting Started with FamilySearch–FREE Resources”
Jim Connally – “Storytelling and Genealogy”
Youth Track (12-17): Beginning Genealogy and Other Courses. 

There is an Optional Box Lunch catered by Chez Bazan.  Click on the link below to download more complete information on Classes & Presentations, Pre-Registration and Box Lunch Order Form, and Hotel Discounts for out-of-town guests.  PLEASE COME AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

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At the Cowan

It’s time to put our political differences aside and enjoy the musings of THE CAPITOL STEPS - the only group in America that attempts to be funnier than Congress! No elected official, including the current resident of the White House, or those who may aspire to it, is off limits. These former congressional and senate staffers satirize today’s political headlines, and political headline makers, with humorous song and dance. Always fresh and crisp – no two performances by THE CAPITOL STEPS are alike.    7:30 pm  

We talked about this in the last blog-and promised to mention it again-one of our favs in the area!


Within the boundaries of this 918-acre farm is a lesson of history, a sermon on the wonders of God's nature and much beauty for people to see.  Due to the hard work, patience and love of Mrs. Lee, for her God, her country and her fellowman, to be able to add to the beauty of nature for all to enjoy as much as she
The garden opens, depending on Mother Nature, around the middle of February and remains open through March or until the daffodils are no longer in bloom. The garden's ability to open depends upon two things:
  • Road conditions- it is closed when the roads are wet.
  • The garden's future ability to remain open depends upon the number of people who visit and register their attendance.
The garden is open during this time seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..  For Road Conditions and predicted blooming schedule, contact the Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Gardens directly at (903)845-5780 or email. 

 Mrs. Lee loved the land that her husband purchased so much that she bought  adjoining land until the ranch  amassed over 1,000 acres. She took this raw land and transformed it into a budding paradise; converting the gravel pits into a 5-acre lake and a 3-acre pond. Both of these were stocked with bass, perch, and catfish, while surrounded by abundant wildlife of all kinds, some of which were deer, wild turkey, all types of birds, snakes, and bobcats.  Mrs. Lee purchased an entire boxcar load of daffodil bulbs from Holland and they were all planted with approximately 40 workers, including Mrs. Carolyn Owens Johnson's grandparents, Mamie and Nathaniel Scott, whom worked for Mrs. Lee from 1952-1984.  Mrs. Johnson is the current manager of Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Gardens.
  At the Liberty Theatre in March!!

The Thin Man (1934)
March 5 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

After a four year absence, one time detective Nick Charles (William Powell) returns to New York with his new wife Nora (Myrna Loy) and their dog, Asta. Nick re-connects with many of his old cronies, several of whom are eccentric characters, to say the least. He's also approached by Dorothy Wynant whose inventor father Clyde Wynant is suspected of murdering her step-mother. Wynant's father had left on a planned trip some months before and she has had no contact with him. Nick isn't all that keen on resuming his former profession but egged-on by wife Nora, who thinks this all very exciting, he agrees to help out. He solves the case, announcing the identity of the killer at a dinner party for all of the suspects.

Dave Alexander in concert
March 7 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door the night of the show (if not sold out)
VIP Boxes (seat 4) and are $150

Once you have seen Dave Alexander in concert it is easy to understand why he has been named "Entertainer Of The Year" by the Academy of Western Artists.

Throughout his successful and award winning career this dynamic entertainer has gained the respect of his peers while mesmerizing his audiences with each performance. His talents as a performer are unsurpassed as recently exemplified upon his induction in to the Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame and "Male Vocalist of The Year" by the Academy of Western Artists.

Dave has performed and recorded with the biggest names in country music such as George Strait, Toby Keith and LeAnn Rimes while carving out his own stellar career in the music industry. The three time GRAMMY nominee remains as one of the nation's top selling western artists.

Alexander has been recognized as having created the finest Western Big Band ever assembled to deliver his overwhelming performances. Great western musicians, combined with his incomparable horn section, make up the finest musical ensemble on the road today. As a former member of the Texas Playboys, Alexander combines the heritage and success of yesterday's great western music with the fever and excitement of his own compositions and today's hottest musicians. The results remain unprecedented.

He can be heard across the country on a nationally syndicated Radio Program as guest host of "The World of Western Swing". A new radio show currently sweeping the nation as it brings to life the fun and exciting sounds of Western Music. His latest feature film, "The Hi Low Country" includes music written, arranged and performed by Dave with such artists as Willie Nelson and Marty Stuart. This film later received a Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Don't miss this amazing artist live at Liberty Hall!

Opening for them is another great East Texas Group! 
 Andie Kay Joyner and Heather Stalling of "Blacktop Gypsy".
 When they met in the early 1990's, both were already accomplished musician/vocalists. Stalling was an award winning fiddler, coming off a two-year run as a support player in Branson, MO. Joyner was still a teenager, but had sung in front of thousands of people at countless performances. Each had grown up in musical families that exposed them to bluegrass, folk, and traditional country music. For the next decade, the girls further groomed themselves for their own band by separately backing Texas artists, such as Mark David Manders, Max Stalling, Johnny Lee, Tommy Alverson, Bob Schneider, and others. The girls took a Tuesday night residency at the legendary Dallas honky-tonk, Adair's Saloon for almost a year. Stalling and Joyner even co-produced their debut CD, blacktopGYPSY, with Austin resident Adam Odor at famed Cedar Creek Studios. The album is a montage of styles representing the songwriters' varied influences and phases of musical interest. The traditional country material one might expect of a fiddler and country vocalist is certainly there. blacktopGYPSY released their second CD "Whirlwind" in September 2011 produced by the legendary Lloyd Maines
Ghostbusters (1984)
March 12 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

  Three odd-ball scientists get kicked out of their cushy positions at a university in New York City where they are experts in the occult - not very marketable.

They decide to set up shop in an old firehouse and become Ghostbusters, trapping pesky ghosts, spirits, haunts, and poltergeists for money. They wise-crack their way through the city, and stumble upon a gateway to another dimension, one which will release untold evil upon the city. Who you gonna call?!

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
March 19 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

Cary Grant plays Mortimer Brewster, a newspaperman and author well known for his diatribes against marriage. We watch Mortimer getting married at city hall in the opening scene of the film. Next Mortimer travels home to share the good news with his two eccentric, but oh so sweet aunts. While sharing his happy news, he accidentally stumbles on a secret of his dear aunts'. They happen to be killing lonely old men and burying them in the cellar. It just gets worse from there....

OK we are going to stop here!! There is so much happening this month we are going to post now and later in the month-probably around the 15th or so!  So check back soon and often!!
 Don't forget
the time changes on the 8th this year!!
Come see us at the Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast and Extended Stay Suites-You will LOVE IT!!
Innkeeper Becca
Signing off




Tyler, Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn and Extended Stay Suites-The Best in East Texas 23 Jan 2015, 12:52 pm

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
Valentines Day-Mardi Gras and daffodils-this is what we look for in February!!
Throw in Canton First Monday Trade Days- Music around the city-warmer days-
or we may get snow!! Who knows ?
Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast is the place to stay in Tyler to enjoy one or
all of the fun in the area-
Let's get started on the list


Our first run of the year!! a 5K and Fun Run starts at the Lee High School Band hall!! 

The Robert E. Lee High School Band is hosting our 1st Annual 5K and Fun Run, January 31. The Red Raider Band on the Run 1 mile and 5K fun run will begin at the REL Band Hall, and wind through beautiful Rose Rudman trail, crossing at Donnybrook and ending at REL’s campus. Be a part of this uniquely musical 5K, with the Red Raider Band performing tunes and cadences along the route. On Saturday, January 31, the 1 mile fun run will begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. On-site registration will end at 7:45 a.m. Parking is available at the REL horseshoe. Registration is $25 per runner.  Online registration information is available at

And the month of February at the
The Princess Bride
Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

 A kindly grandfather sits with his ill grandson and reads him a story. The story is one that has
been passed down from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Buttercup, is kidnapped by the odious Prince Humperdinck in order to start a war. It is up to Westley (her one true love) to save her. On the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become Westley's companions in his quest to save Princess Buttercup, but can they save her in time?

"The Oldest Town in Texas Road Show"
Saturday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.
Floor seats are $30.00 online or $40.00 at the door.
Balcony $20.00 online or $30.00 at the door.
VIP Box seats are $140.00 and seat 4 per box
 From sensational shows at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston Texas and The Pines Theater in Lufkin Texas, "The Oldest Town in Texas Road Show's " Texas Tour continues with another excellent night of entertainment. Join us for an outstanding night of family fun and music including a variety of showstoppers from past to present, Staring: Rocking P, Jan and Stephen Pate ( The Hottest Guitar Picker in The Lower 48)  and band, Plus!!!  From Hollywood to East Texas...Brad Maule ( Dr. Tony Jones of Televisions "General Hospital"), Rodger ( Johnny Cash ) Robinson, Ally Fuller,  Bo (Jerry Lee ) Miller and “Camo Elvis”, along with other special guests.
 Where else can you hear the music of Otis Redding, Bob Wills, ZZTop, Eric Clapton, Patsy Cline, Elvis, Tex Ritter, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Doobie Brothers, George Strait, and Fleetwood Mac all in the same place?  Sing along with many of your favorite songs and add some new favorites to your playlist as well.
Don’t miss this one night opportunity to see a show like no other!  This is "Branson style" entertainment on steroids!The cast will be available after the show to meet and sign autographs.

Roman Holiday (1953)
Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

 Princess Anne (Audrey Hepburn) embarks on a highly publicized tour of European capitals. When she and her royal entourage arrive in Rome, she begins to rebel against her strict and regimented schedule. One night Anne sneaks out of her room, hops into the back of a delivery truck and escapes her luxurious confinement. However, a sedative she was forced to take earlier starts to take effect, and the Princess is soon fast asleep on a public bench. She is found by Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), an American newspaper reporter stationed in Rome. He takes her back to his apartment. The next morning Joe dashes off to cover the Princess Anne press conference, unaware that she is sleeping on his couch. Once he realizes his good fortune, Joe promises his editor an exclusive interview with the Princess.

For Valentines Day 

An Affair to Remember (1957)
An Affair to Remember (1957)Saturday, February 14 at 8 p.m. Valentine's Day!
Tickets are $10 or VIP boxes are available for $50

 One of the most romantic movies ever made, "An Affair to Remember" is the story of
handsome playboy Nicky Ferrante and beautiful night club singer Terry McKay who meet by accident while on a cruise from Europe to New York. Despite being engaged to other people, both agree to reunite at the top of the Empire State Building in six months if they still feel the same way. However, an unfortunate accident keeps Terry from the reunion, and Nicky is left wondering if her feelings for him are gone. Will he discover the truth behind her absence and reunite with his one true love, or has fate and destiny passed them by? Starring Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant. A great way to celebrate Valentines Day with the one you love.

Texas Speaker Series Presents Alex Chacon
Feb. 19 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15

VIP boxes for $100 and seat 4 people
Alex Chacón is an adventure rider, public speaker, professional photographer, videographer and presenter. He presents to groups around the world about his challenging and charitable expeditions on various motorcycles around the world. Alex is a leader on the cutting edge in motorcycle adventure riding/exploring, contributing to major motorcycle magazines, working as a professional free-lance photographer for companies and well recognized brand names in the industry and collaborating in product development of prototype gear with testing and production. He currently runs the only motorcycle consulting business in the world for travel in Latin America where he occasionally runs tours
  His most famous expedition to date has been a 500 day solo round trip from Alaska to Argentina in 500 days raising money for the Children of Uganda in Africa.
Thanks to the success of his blogging, writing, and capturing of his own personal Motorcycle Diaries, he was able to document this epic adventure in a whole new interactive and in-depth way never captured before, through unique pictures, videos and viral YouTube films like, "The Modern Motorcycle Diaries". His body of work has been featured around the world in thousands of magazines, newspapers, international/national TV news and interviews. 

Magik Theatre Presents Rumpelstiltskin
February 21 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $15

The King has locked Gabby in a straw-filled room, with orders to spin gold or lose her head! When a crafty man with a secret name offers to help, Gabby makes him a promise she isn’t prepared to keep. Now gabby has three days to guess the man’s name. Can she do it before time runs out?
Best for children ages 4 to 10.

Now in its 20th season, The Magik Theatre is San Antonio's premiere professional family theatre, producing live stage versions of children's classic and contemporary literature. Since the first curtain came up in 1994, The Magik Theatre has served over 1.5 million people, including children from over 700 schools and groups in over 40 school districts throughout South and Central Texas.


Urban Cowboy (1980)
Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

Bud Davis is a country boy who moves to the Houston to stay with his uncle and find work.
Bud's aunt and uncle take him out to Gilley's, the local honky tonk, to show him a good time.  He loves it and makes it his usual nightly party spot. He gets a job at the refinery where his uncle works and meets Sissy, a local girl looking for her happily ever after. They fall in love and decide to get married. Marriage is a lot harder than either of them ever expected. Can these two grow up and make their love last or will others come between them and ruin their happy ending?

This COULD be fun!!!

The Newlywed Game and Comedy Night
Feb. 28 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door

VIP Boxes are $100 and seat 4
Join us for our very own "Newlywed Game" East Texas style! Four lucky couples will be chosen directly from the audience to participate in this live version of the old gameshow!

This show is not for the easily shocked or offended, but will be a lot of fun for a date night! The show will also feature the comedy of our very own Brandon Davidson, who will also MC the game. The winning couple will get a special prize!
Bring your Mr., Mrs. or your sweetie and play along and have a grown up night of fun and romance!

At University of Texas Cowan Theatre-One of my Favorite Authors!!
 Nicholas Sparks
February 5 at 7:30 pm
In 1994, rejected from both publishers and law schools, NICHOLAS SPARKS was a job-jumping
salesman who wrote in the evenings. In early 1995, and against all odds, his manuscript was discovered in the slush pile. By October, Warner Books famously paid a million dollars for an unknown story about a notebook. The rest, as they say, is history. Now with almost 80 million copies of his books in print, literary sensation NICHOLAS SPARKS is the author of 17 New York Times #1 bestselling books and a cultural phenomenon in his own right. Limited tickets to the post lecture reception are available. Persons attending the reception are invited to bring their favorite book for signing. For more info
UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center
3900 University Blvd
Tyler, Texas 75799
For questions...
903 566-7424
                                                        East Texas Garden Lecture Series
February 7- 8:30 a.m. 
3 floral designers will give quick lessons on floral arranging with arrangements being raffled at the end. Proceeds benefit East Texas Crisis Center
Registration 8:30 AM Program 9:00 AM
$15 ($45 for season pass to all six Lecture Series programs)
Contact:  Texas A&M Agrilife Extenstion Service-Smith County  903-590-2980

Annual Quilt-a-thon

Feb 7 at 9 a.m.

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 4900 Kinsey Drive, will be having it's Annual Quilt-a-thon on

Saturday, February 7th. from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  This event is free and open to the public.  If

you can tie a knot or just want to watch, come by.  For more info call 903-561-1865. or check us out on facebook.  All quilts will be donated to various non profit organizations. For more Info
Our Saviour's Lutheran Church 4900 Kinsey DriveTyler, Texas 75701


Rose City Classic Invitational Gymnastics Meet

Texas East Gymnastics is holding the 9th annual Rose City Classic Invitational Gymnastics Meet. The USAG sanctioned meet will have over 500 female gymnasts competing. Competitors are from all over Texas as well as surrounding states. The meet will include gymnastics Levels 2-10 as well as Xcel athletes and Elite gymnasts. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Cancer Foundation for Life: FitSTEPS for Life program.

UT Tyler Campus3900 University BlvdTyler, TX 75799Children (12 & under) $5/session or $10/weekendCost:  Adults $15/session or $25/weekend 903-566-7068     For questions...

Some Valentine's Day Ideas!!
 Love Under the Stars                                   Feb. 14 5 or 8 pm

Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served, followed by a live narrated performance of a fulldome sky show filled with romantic love, classical mythology, vast constellations, and sweeping visuals set to a classical score.  If weather permits, there will be outdoor, telescopic viewing afterwards.  Also included will be a lover’s gift basket and commemorative digital photos.  The event is for couples only.  Both must be over 21 years of age to attend.   Advanced tickets can be purchased online at or at the CESSE ticket counter during regular business hours.  Seating is very limited so buy now.  They are going fast!
For more info  
Center for Earth and Space Science Education
1327 South Baxter Avenue
Tyler, TX 75711

For questions...

ROCK'n Valentine's Festival featuring 

Bret Michaels


The Oil Palace - Tyler, Tx
Saturday, FEBRUARY 14, 2015
Doors open at 5:30 PM
Show starts at 7:30 PM 
STARTING AT $30  For More info            

              Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery

 Explosive! Thunderous! Epic! KODO, the taiko drumming pioneers from Japan, takes you on a voyage to the extraordinary, to a mysterious realm that lies in the beyond. Experience a performance that brings a wondrous and sacred world to the stage using the mystery created by folk artists since ancient times. Fusing the dynamism of taiko expression with the beauty and charm that lie within old-world rituals, KODO ONE EARTH TOUR: MYSTERY turns traditional Japanese music into a stunning spectacle and a vibrant expression of artistic excellence. KODO thoughtfully transforms the percussive drum songs and dances of Japan’s age-old celebrations, while pairing ancient pieces with new compositions from esteemed jazz pianists to kabuki masters.

For more info 

Cowan Center
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75701

For questions...
903 566-7424 

2015 East Texas Auto & Cycle Show Benefiting the East Texas Crisis Center

 The 2015 East Texas Auto & Cycle Show benefiting the East Texas Crisis Center will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary in February. The Silver Anniversary event will open at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler on Friday, February 20th at 4:00 p.m. and run through Sunday, February 22nd.Each year the show features a special collection of cars and this year’s collection will be a tribute to the classic movie, American Graffiti. The show will capture the movie’s theme “where were you in ‘62” with tribute cars spanning the 50’s decade through 1962 that were featured in the movie.The show brings in vehicles of all makes, from every decade, some very

rare, some from car enthusiasts who own vast collections of cars and some from those who have owned or purchased the one “dream car” from their youth.This year we have even more Entertainment for Kids and Adults.Live entertainment will reflect the music of the same era featuring Matt and Megan Magill on Saturday and The Tyler All-Star Band with their special brand of 60’s rock & roll on Sunday. Recorded rock & roll music will play throughout the show along with recordings of Wolfman Jack who made a cameo appearance in the movie. Wolfman Jack was a gravelly voiced legendary rock & roll radio disc jockey in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

Car Raffle

 Each year’s show features an exciting car donated by Tyler Ford to be raffled off at the close of the show. 2015 will be the twelfth year that David Irwin, with Tyler Ford, has donated a car to help raise proceeds for the East Texas Crisis Center.

Save the Date
February 20-22, 2015 and bring your best girl or guy and “stroll” down memory lane with us. All proceeds from the show help women and their children who seek services and shelter to escape family violence and abuse in the home.   For more Info

Harvey Convention Center
2000 W Front St
Tyler, TX 75702

For questions...

Most people have never heard of it...   yet those who have, believe it is a private paradise tucked away among the East Texas landscape. It is considered to be the best kept secret in East Texas. Mrs. Lee's Garden is a 816-acre tract of land that is drastically transformation every February and March. Each spring
the acreage becomes a golden haven of beauty. Millions of golden daffodils, scattered over approximately 28 acres, begin to bloom.  Visitors can see all the beauty by traveling along a four-mile trail that meanders around two lakes, between wooded valleys, and around a replica pioneer log cabin.  It is a sight that leaves visitors in absolute awe.
Within the boundaries of this 918-acre farm is a lesson of history, a sermon on the wonders of God's nature and much beauty for people to see.  Due to the hard work, patience and love of Mrs. Lee, for her God, her country and her fellowman, to be able to add to the beauty of nature for all to enjoy as much as she did.
The garden opens, depending on Mother Nature, around the middle of February and remains open through March or until the daffodils are no longer in bloom. The garden's ability to open depends upon two things:
  • Road conditions- it is closed when the roads are wet.
  • The garden's future ability to remain open depends upon the number of people who visit and register their attendance.
The garden is open during this time seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..  For Road Conditions and predicted blooming schedule, contact the Mrs. Lee's Daffodil Gardens directly at (903)845-5780 or email. 
When visiting please respect the beauty that is offered for your enjoyment.  Please do not sit on, walk on or pick the daffodils.  Please do not litter while you are here.   Thank you!
We will feature this again on the next blog--It is a MUST SEE!!

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown : The Broadway Musical

Date: February 25, 2015 - February 28, 2015

 Location: Wise Auditorium 

Cost: $5 general public, free for TJC studentsby composer and librettist Clark Gesner and lyricist John GordonStage Direction by Dr. David CrawfordMusic Direction by Andrea

TrentChoreography by Carolyn HannaGood grief! It’s Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the whole Peanuts crowd! Based on the popular comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical revival follows a day in the life of these iconic characters. It’s sure to delight both children and “former children” alike! 

Box OfficeTheatre TJC box office opens one week prior to performances. Box office hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays only throughout the run of performances.  903-510-22

 First Monday Trade days Again!! Yes at the end of February it is Feb 26 thru March 1! 
 T ALL BEGAN … in the 1850′s when the circuit judge stopped in Canton on the FIRST MONDAY of each month. This was the day the Judge held court. People from the area came to town on that day to conduct their business, stock their pantries and sit in on court proceedings … and watch a few “hangings”. History relates one incident where a man was hung for stealing his partner’s wagon of goods for trading. He is buried facing south (not east) in Hillcrest Cemetery by the First Monday grounds.

Quite naturally, many also brought their own goods, produce and livestock with them to sell or trade. This took place just off the west side of the courthouse square. Most history versions include the trading of wild hosrses, which were rounded up in the region and brought to Canton to sell.
By 1965, FIRST MONDAY had outgrown the Town Square, It was then that the City of Canton purchased six acres just two blocks north of the courthouse. FIRST MONDAY was moved off the square.
Originally, FIRST MONDAY only “happened” on the first Monday of each month. However, if you take a look NOW at the calendar, you will note that Monday has been excluded.
Even though the event goes from Thursday – Sunday, the name is now and will forever be known as: FIRST MONDAY TRADE DAYS.
  Well that about does it for now. This is by no means all that is going on-Tyler is full of live music venues all over town and there is so much more-
But in the meantime-don't forget to make your reservation soon-Valentines Day is coming up

  The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast
is where fires burn nightly and breakfast is served daily
 Until next time
Innkeeper Becca signing off!!




 20 Dec 2014, 3:15 pm

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
   Hope everyone is having a great Christmas! It is now time to think about ringing in the New Year and all that entails! This blog will
be short and sweet. There is still plenty to do in the area-but January is usally a less busy time for special events. Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast is still a perfect spot to come and visit to just rest and relax-so don't forget that!!

A few "parties" and places open with bands in the area for new years eve-here are a few.

The New Year’s Eve Party! A Modern Masquerade!
Ring in the New Year with us! #CorksCrew #NYE2015
Live Music with Dustin Becker & The Kopastetic Band!
(The Best Band East Texas!)
Wear a Masquerade Mask, be Exciting & Mysterious! #Fun
Our entire staff will be Exciting, Mysterious & Fun!
Champagne toast at midnight!
Balloons, Party Favors, Noise Makers, Glow Sticks, Sparklers, & NYE Hats!
21+ after 9pm

Dress code will be strictly enforced: No shorts, flip-flops, ripped clothing, t-shirts, ball caps or any other inappropriate clothing. Dress to impress!  
Tickets available at Buy tickets via!

New Year's Eve Party Featuring The Elegant Few

December 31, 2014

Live Music

Ring in the New Year Lago del Pino Style!
8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Party with The Elegant Few
  • Enjoy Light Hors d’oeuvres
  • Fireworks Show at Midnight
$40 Per Person at the Door or $30 Presale Tickets at

                                                                 The Elegant Few

 New Years Eve Party In Tyler Texas

No Cover New Years Eve Party

Sports Zone Tyler Texas welcomes you to our New Years Eve Party December 31st starting at 9pm. With special guest DJ Aris in the mix playing the best of Dance , Top 40 , and Country. Also don't miss our champagne toast at midnight to bring in 2013 .If you have been to our Wednesday night parties and holiday parties you know you don't want to miss this. Remember this is a 21 and up event , if you have any questions are in need to reserve a table please call 903-266-9132
Downtown Tyler

Two interesting exhibits now at
Tyler Museum Of Art
Between the States &
The American Civil War's Impact on Tyler
through February 15, 2015
Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House Collection commemorates the 150th anniversary of the war and highlights the photographic processes of the period. Because photography was in its infancy and could not capture the action of the war, artists such as Mathew Brady and James Gardner relied upon their artistic sensibilities to create stirring images that brought the graphic, sobering reality of the war home to the American public like never before.

The American Civil War’s Impact on Tyler highlights the home front and frames the war from the perspective of Smith County. The local community sent their sons and brothers to the front, guarded Union prisoners at Camp Ford and manufactured weapons at the Tyler ordnance works on the Square.

Together, these exhibitions will honor the heritage of those who served and tell the story of a community at war through photographs, maps and historical artifacts. The TMA is proud to collaborate with the Goodman-LeGrand House & Museum, Smith County Historical Society, the University of Texas at Tyler and several private collectors to increase awareness of the technological, scientific and human impact of the

Guest curated by Letha Clair Robertson, Ph.D.
University of Texas at Tyler


Flow into the Mystic: Marriage and the Contemporary Artist
through February 1, 2015
The Lone Star State is home to phenomenal artists who create work that excites, challenges, and expands the minds of their audiences. Some of the most accomplished Texas artists live and work in East and North Texas. Just like the rest of us, they sometimes fall in love and marry.

When two artists marry, the art they produce either together or individually can be amusing or spiritual, vibrant or serene, but always connected in some way.

Flow into the Mystic features the work of six married couples – twelve artists who open their lives for us to share. The artists spotlighted are Jack and Vera Barnett, Gary and Daphne Hatcher, Sedrick and Letitia Huckaby, Benito Huerta and Janet Chaffee, Dewane and Alexis Serio Hughes, and James R. and Philana Oliphant Pace.

Jan. 3, 2015 12-6 pm
We’re excited to inspire you with the  All About Events Expo! Our shows are all about ideas, all about the fabulous interactive vendors, event trends, event decor & everything in between bringing you an EXPO that the name says it all... ALL About Events!
From vendor to vendor, from aisle to aisle you can build your event through every little detail. Events are all about the details and ALL About Events Expo knows details. Whether it's a Party, Quinceanera, Wedding, Grand Gala you'll find all the right vendors to help you.
Harvey Convention Center
2000 W Front St
Tyler, TX 75702
For questions...
 Tyler Community Concerts  Association presents
  January 13, 2015
SAXsational! featuring Rob Verdi - “Knowledge, background, history…entertaining. I can’t recommend the program enough.” – Director of Bands, St. George Utah •Community enrichment built into the show! •50 years of jazz and pop standards! One of the most beloved instruments in American culture takes center stage! Rob Verdi (“Side Street Strutters”) shares his rare and unusual instrument collection, along with five decades of songs and artists that have shaped the saxophone. Accompanied by local band or ensemble insures superior community engagement. January 13, 2015*
 Individual concert tickets are $30.00 and are available at the box office in Caldwell Auditorium 1 hour prior to the performance
Students Showing IDs at Box Office Can Purchase Their Tickets for $15.00
 Individual Tickets will be available here 1 week prior to the concert.
 Watching the cha-cha rattle on the television screen is one thing, but getting up close and live beneath the fringe, sequins, and booming sounds of Rumba bass is quite another! BALLROOM WITH A TWIST 2 brings a frenzy of sizzling dance moves by professional international dancers spanning the hot moves of Samba, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, and Jive. It is an evening of entertainment for the entire family, highlighted by stunning costumes, magnificent music and breathtaking performances that push the boundaries of ballroom dance, infusing it with the energy and intensity of the latest contemporary and “hip-hop” styles. Two of your favorite professionals from “Dancing with the Stars” will perform, so stay tuned for the announcement this fall. Expect perfect scores!
Cowan Center
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75701
For questions...
903 566-7424
 Dueling Fiddles with Natalie MacMaster

What is the difference between a violin and a fiddle?  You’ll learn the answer as classical and Celtic meet in this program featuring Celtic music superstar Natalie MacMaster and ETSO concertmaster Mark Miller.  Each performer will be featured in solo works with the ETSO and they will team up for a duet with ETSO.

January 17, 2015 , 7:30 p.m.
UT Tyler Cowan Center 

19th annual Gemstone and Jewelry Showcase

Jan 23-25, 2015

 The 19th annual Gemstone and Jewelry Showcase will be Friday through Sunday, Jan. 23-25 at the Tyler Rose Garden Center. The show is sponsored by the East Texas Gem and Mineral Society and will feature 11 dealers as well as educational displays, artisan lapidary demonstrations, fluorescent minerals and fossils. The finest dealers will offer items including gemstones, jewelry, minerals, fossils, geodes, rocks, cut and uncut precious stones, equipment, supplies, bead findings, stone art and much more. A special feature will be the nationally famous rock food table previously presented by National Rockhound Hall of Fame members Bill and Lois Pattillo. Door prizes will be drawn hourly and the silent auction table will have items available for bidding on Saturday and Sunday. The Wheel of Fortune game will have prizes for children. A grand prize drawing will also be held at the end of the show. Friday will feature demonstrations for students, including wire-wrapping, cabbing and more. The show will be open to the public 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday; Saturday hours are 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The Tyler Rose Garden Center is located at 420 S. Rose Park Dr. in Tyler. Won’t you please join the fun for the entire family and come out to the show? Perhaps you can add to your collection too. Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for Students and Scouts in uniform are free.

Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Center
420 Rose Park Drive
Tyler, Texas 75702
For questions...

At the 

                                                                                                                           The Month of January

  January 8 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7
Chad Gates, played by Elvis Presley, just got out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend. His father wants him to go to work at the Great Southern Hawaiian Fruit Company, but Chad is reluctant. So Chad goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency, but this may not be the cush job Chad thought it was!



An Evening in the Round with Linda Davis & Friends
January 9 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door
VIP Boxes for $125 and seat 4 people

Evening In The Round:  Starring Linda Davis, Lang Scott, and Bill Whyte

Three of Nashville’s most talented singer/songwriters bring a little taste of Music City to your hometown when they perform an Evening in the Round.  The intimate night of acoustic music, starring Grammy® award winner Linda Davis and hit songwriters Lang Scott and Bill Whyte, will be injected with hits, humor and a whole lot of down home appeal.

This enjoyable night of music will see each artist taking a turn at the microphone, playing songs and sharing the stories behind these hits. The audience can expect to hear some familiar tunes recorded by some of today’s hottest artists, as well as Whyte’s own brand of sometimes twisted but always funny songs.


January 15 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7
Having flunked graduation for a second time and needing cash to support his crabby (and thus unemployed) father, Danny Fisher takes a job as a singer in the King Creole nightclub - about the only joint around not run by smarmy crook Maxie Fields.He gets on pretty well with Fields' girl though, and all this plus his involvement with Fields' hoods and with innocent five-and-dime store assistant Nellie means Danny finds his world closing in on him.

 January 22 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

Race car driver Lucky Jackson, played by Elvis Presley, goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine for his car. Working as a waiter, he still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin, played by Ann Margaret.

Conversation opened. 2 messages. 2 messages unread.
Announcing the Second Annual

“Mozart and More” Chamber Music Concert
Sunday, January 25, 2015 ~ 4:00pm
Liberty Hall, 103 East Erwin Street, Tyler, Texas

Co-Artistic Directors are Donald W. Duncan and Judy B Biondni

Featured Performing Artists Are:
Claudia Carroll, Flute ~ Janel Hector, Harp ~ Holly Marsh, Vocal
Diana Norwood, Violin ~ Michael Thrasher, Clarinet
The Mount Vernon Quartet
Judy Wilkins, Jeffrey Ford and Judy Bridewell Biondini, Pianists

Music from the Renaissance to Rebecca Clarke
Mozart and More Mozart
Martinu, and Hindemith will be Performed

There will be a Champagne Reception in the Liberty Foyer
Serving Savory Hors d'oeuvres from 3:30 ~ 4:00pm
with Sweets Served during Intermission and after Performance

Valet Parking will be Provided for Your Convenience
both before Performance and after Reception
at the Theater's Front Entrance

We know you'll enjoy this Open to the Public at No Charge Concert!!

Texas Speaker Series Presents: Dave Carey
January 29 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15

VIP Boxes for $100 and seat 4 people
How do you deal with difficult times? Uncertainty? Challenges? Pressure of life? Dave Carey is an acclaimed motivational speaker, coach and author who brings joy,
 hope, wisdom, and encouragement to all with whom he has contact. Drawing from
 his experiences as a prisoner of war for five and a half years, he reminds his 
audiences of the power of the human spirit to triumph over adversity; 
- and that we always have choices.
Dave's message is real, entertaining, immediate, and challenging. He has
been motivating people around the world for the last 20 years, his 
clients have included IBM, Merck, 3M, Apple, Starbucks, and many, 
many others.
A graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy Dave was a carrier based

 pilot during the Vietnam War. After his plane was shot down, he
 was a POW in Hanoi for 5 and 1/2 years. His military honors
 include the Legion of Merit, five Bronze Stars, two Meritorious Service medals,
 the Purple Heart, eight Air Medals and the Navy Commendation Medal. After returning 
 from Vietnam, he held three positions as a Commanding Officer , and served as the
Director of the Navy's Leadership and Management Training program. He retired from
 the Navy with the rank of Captain and resides in Georgetown, Texas.

A mother. A daughter.
 3 possible dads And a trip down the aisle you’ll never                                                                                                                                    forget! Over 54 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! *mature content

Jan 26@ 7:30 pm

Cowan Center
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75701
For questions...
903 566-7424
We did not mention Canton Trade Days  Jan 1-4, 2015 and  Jan 29 - Feb. 1, 2015  Not to be missed!!

Want to tell everyone
Please come visit us in 2015!!

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Tyler, Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn and Extended Stay Suites-The Best in East Texas 28 Nov 2014, 3:44 am

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
Hope everyone had the best Thanksgiving ever! Did you eat too much? The weekend after the big Turkey Day is Canton's First Monday Trade Days! Christmas will come quick this year-less than 30 days after Thanksgiving-so lets see what we can do in that time period-

What is Christmas without



You will see me there!

Might find some great buys here

             Creative Careers Extravaganza

Dec 5 and 6 starting at 9 am   

Please come and visit with the artists and craftsmen in support of local talent, while getting a jump on Holiday shopping.

East Texas Center for Independent Living 

4713 Troup Hwy

Tyler, Texas 75684

For questions...
(903) 581-7542

Jazz at Lincoln
Center Orchestra

with Wynton Marsalis
Witness the world famous big band that jazzed up the globe – jazz it up at the Cowan Center this holiday season!
Tuesday, December 9 (7:30 PM)
Tickets as low as $37.

Cowan Center

3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75701
For questions...
903 566-7424

          Seventh Annual Victorian Christmas at the Goodman

Dec 11 4PM

 A must see this season is the Goodman Museum spruced up in beautiful

holiday splendor!  Take a nostalgic trip back to Christmases of long ago, and join us as we celebrate A Victorian Christmas open house at the 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House & Museum. Steep yourself in old fashioned Christmas traditions, as you tour this 155 year-old Tyler historic landmark delightfully decorated for the holidays. You will be greeted by our Christmas Belles as you enter the mansion. Meet the Goodman family and friends, wonderfully portrayed by costumed re-enactors. See and hear the carolers in costume singing traditional Christmas carols “A cappella” for your entertainment. Listen to the violins and harp playing in the Gold Room formal parlor. Savor complimentary vintage treats under the grand porches such as hot wassail, gingerbread cookies, shortbread scones and holiday punch, after touring this lovely old southern home and estate. Step back in time and experience the joy of riding in a vintage horse-drawn carriage with bells, which begins each trip down Broadway Avenue in front of the Goodman home, and it’s provided by Farm Valley Carriages (small fee).

This open house is part of the Downtown Tyler Museums Alliance Holiday celebration, where other downtown museums join together to celebrate the season at the same time. Join us, and let the atmosphere and spirit of Christmases celebrated in days long ago, help make this Christmas season come alive again in your heart!


Ninth Annual Holiday In The Park

                                and Bazaar

The “SNOW” is coming once again and there will be plenty of it. Back by popular demand, the snow hill will have two lanes and a snow play area. On Friday night, a local dance school will perform at
7 pm in the amphitheater and the snow play area is from 4 to 8 pm.  Also, entertainment will be provided throughout the day on Saturday, Dec. 13 as well as the arts and crafts bazaar from 10 am to 5 pm. New activities will be added this year so watch for our flyer!! Concessions and other vendor participation will be provided throughout the park. Volunteers are needed and sponsorship packages are available.

Snow play is free and the Kid’s Zone and concessions are provided for a fee.

Now showing at 
Of Course!!
A Christmas Story
Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7
 Ralphie has to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift for Christmas.
n 2009 Aaron Smith met Jamey Whitley in an acting class on the campus of The University of Texas at Tyler. Both were just trying to survive college while trying to figure out life. They quickly became friends - both were interested in theater but the program at UTT had recently disbanded. They started "Patriot Act" a student organization devoted to raising theater awareness on campus. This is where the art of improv comedy in their lives began. They instantly found a love and a desire to start their own troupe. Since then they have been performing all over East Texas and the Metroplex.  
 Card 53 Comedy started, has grown and now 5 years old both physically and mentally!!! Come and celebrate this milestone birthday with an all new show of “Make-em Ups” based off our talented and clever audience suggestions. 
Aaron “Smitty” Smith 
Jamey Whitley
Brad Johnson
R. J. Norman
Erfan Vafaie
Jason Folks
Steve Hargrave
And Austin Day 
Can't leave this one out!

White Christmas
Dec. 11 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7
 A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.
If you missed the one last weekend 
or just want to see it again! 

Texas Shakespeare Festival A Christmas Carol
Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $30- $15
VIP Boxes are $150

Scrooge is coming to Liberty Hall!

The Texas Shakespeare Festival is pleased to announce a unique holiday production of Charles Dickens’ world-famous story, A Christmas Carol coming to Liberty Hall. This radio play version will be presented as an on-air radio show featuring TSF actors, live sound effects and music (along the lines of “A Prairie Home Companion”), and will be re-broadcast on QXFM radio.

Liberty Hall originally a movie house built in 1936 is the perfect location and the hub of Tyler's Arts & Culture District.

Don’t miss this production that will surely get you in the holiday spirit! 
Then Of Course!!
It's A Wonderful Life
Dec. 18 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
That's all this month at the Liberty-Stay tuned for January It's ELVIS!!
How about cutting your very own live tree!
 Click here
And find some great farms close to the Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast and Extended stay Suites!! 
We will try to post next right after Christmas- 
Canton in January is  the 1,2,and 3 of January-so make your plans now!!
In the mean time 
  In the mean time we will have the fires burning and be serving breakfast for our wonderful guests!! Enjoy the holidays 

But do not forget the reason for the season!

Tyler, Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn B&B and Extended Stay-Best in East Texas 5 Nov 2014, 5:40 pm

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
Thanks giving is just around the corner!! can you believe it? Soon we will be all getting together with our
loved ones and eating our favorite foods-then mark, get set and go-four more weeks and it will be Christmas!! Amazing-be thinking about coming to our area for a great outing-cutting down you Christmas Tree and staying at The Rosevine Inn-sitting by the fire in the barn and visiting with the other guests and  innkeepers is a really great time!!  but before that we will feature some of the fun things coming up in the before the Turkey Day!!
Let's get started****

Live Music @ Rose City Farmer's Market

This market is set up every Saturday morning-it is really more than just a great place to find produce.
It offers live music performed by local and Texas artists, yoga, kids activities and educational events.
You need to check it out!!

Suzy Bogguss

Nov. 8 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $22 online and $25 at the door
VIP Boxes are $175

At Liberty Hall-Downtown Tyler

Also this month at 

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is the story of a Southern family in crisis, especially the husband and wife Brick and Margaret (usually called Maggie or "Maggie the Cat"), and their interaction with Brick's family over the course of one evening gathering at the family estate. The party is to celebrate the birthday of patriarch Big Daddy Pollitt, "the Delta's biggest cotton-planter" and his return from the Ochsner Clinic with what he has been told is a clean bill of health. All family members (except Big Daddy and his wife, Big Mama) are aware of Big Daddy's true diagnosis: he is dying of cancer. His family has lied to Big Daddy and Big Mama to spare the aging couple from pain on the patriarch's birthday but, throughout the course of the play, it becomes clear that the Pollitt family has long constructed a web of deceit.Maggie, determined and beautiful, has escaped a childhood of poverty to marry into the wealthy Pollitts, but finds herself unfulfilled. Brick has not slept with Maggie for a long time, which has strained their marriage. Brick, an aging football hero, infuriates her by ignoring his brother Gooper's attempts to gain control of the family fortune. Brick's indifference and his drinking escalates with the recent suicide of his friend Skipper. Through the evening, Brick, Big Daddy and Maggie—and the entire family—separately must face down the issues which they have bottled up inside.


Humor in the White House with Peter Roussel

 Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15 or $10 with student ID
VIP Boxes $125

 With over 45 years of business, government, political and media experience, including two tours of duty in the White House under Presidents Reagan and Ford, Peter Roussel is an author, television and radio commentator and public relations consultant. From 1981-1987, he served in the White House as Special Assistant and Deputy Press Secretary to President Reagan. His very first assignment was to handle media relations for the historic appointment of Sandra Day O’Connor as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme

His other duties included briefings of the White House press corps and accompanying President Reagan on foreign and domestic trips, including the historic summit meetings with the Russians at Geneva in 1985 and Iceland in 1986. From 1974-1976 he served in the White House as Staff Assistant to President Ford. From 1969-1974 he was press secretary to President George H.W. Bush when Mr. Bush was U.S. Congressman, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Chairman of the Republican National Committee. His career in public relations and advertising began in 1966, including 1996-2003 as a managing partner of Neumann Roussel Public Relations.
He is a media commentator with appearances that have included the Charlie Rose Show (PBS), CNN News, and Sam Donaldson Show (ABC) and as a regular on-camera commentator for ABC-TV’s Channel 13 and KTRH News Radio in Houston. He has written articles for the New York Times, Washington Post and other publications and is the author of the recently-published novel, Ruffled Flourishes, which draws on his experiences as a White House spokesman.
A 1965 graduate of the University of Houston, he was honored in 1983 with their Distinguished Alumnus Award. He currently holds the Warner Chair in Journalism at Sam Houston State University where he teaches on the press and the presidency and other subjects.                                                       Then some movies!! The King and I

Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $7     

This 1956 classic film stars Yul Brenner and Debra Kerr.Mrs. Anna Leonowens and her son Louis arrive in Bangkok, where she has contracted to teach English to the many children of the King of Siam. Right off the back there are problems with her accommodations but she quickly falls in love with the King's children and stays.
Anna grows extremely fond of the King, and he with her. But it is a love that cannot be. Just as she is just about to leave Siam she hears of the King's imminent death, and returns to lend her help to his son, her favorite pupil, to rule his people.
Then a documentary about something that really happened HERE!! 
Nov. 23 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $10
January 2010: In the buckle of the Bible Belt, 10 churches burn to the ground in just over a month igniting the largest criminal investigation in East Texas history. No stone is left unturned and even Satan himself is considered a suspect in this gripping investigation of a community terrorized from the inside-out. Families are torn apart and communities of faith struggle with forgiveness and justice in this incredible true story.LITTLE HOPE WAS ARSON is a feature length documentary produced by the Collaborate & Goodnight 
And a classic favorite   Just in time for Christmas
Meet Me in St. Louis
Nov. 28 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

Set in St. Louis 1903, the well-off Smith family has four beautiful daughters, including Esther and little Tootie. 17-year old Esther has fallen in love with the boy next door who has just moved in, John. He however barely notices her at first. The family is shocked when Mr. Smith reveals that he has been transferred to a nice position in New York, which means that the family has to leave St. Louis and the St. Louis Fair. Starring Judy Garland and Margaret O'Brien. Includes the debut of "The Trolley Song" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".

Ready for A Run??

Eighth Annual Bambi Run 

November 15                                   8A.M.  5K Fun Run and Walk. Run as if your life depended on it and support your Parks Department’s programs. Sponsorships available. New twist and turns could be in store. This is our eighth year for the race and we plan to have a great turn out.

Cost is $15/person. Includes a T-shirt to the first 200 to pre-register and medals will be awarded in youth and adult age divisions. Faulkner Park
410 W Cumberland Rd
Tyler, TX 75702
For questions...

                          Jeanne Robertson

November 15   7:30 pm  

Turning 70 years young this year, JEANNE ROBERTSON charms audiences with her hilarious and spot-on observations about life. This former Miss North Carolina stands six feet tall and possesses an infectious personality, lots of heart, and an uplifting sense of humor. Popular anecdotes like “Don’t Go to Vegas Without A Baptist,” “Don’t Bungee Jump Naked,” and “Don’t Send a Man to the Grocery Store” are just a few of the hysterical stories that are sure to give you a funny reminder of someone you know. Her witty depiction of everyday situations will have you rolling in the aisles!

Cowan Center
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75701
For questions...
903 566-7424

Theatre TJC's Elektra

Written and directed by  TJC Faculty Denise Weatherly-Green Taken from the works by Aeschylus, Sophocles, & Euripides Through her long years of powerless rage against her mother and stepfather, who murdered her father, King Agamemnon, Elektra has been sustained only by the belief that her brother Orestes will one day return to help her avenge their father’s death. But further grief awaits her before that day can be fulfilled. November 19-23 

Where: Jean Browne Theatre 

Wednesday through Saturday performances @ 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee at 2:00 P. M.

Price: Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students.

Box Office: 903-510-2212 Theatre TJC box office opens Wednesday, November 12. Box office hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays only throughout the run of performances
.For questions...
903-510-2483     Then

November 20  at 7:30pm

                Yuja Wang & Leonidas Kavakos

 Twenty-seven year old pianist YUJA WANG
is widely recognized as one of the most important artists of her generation. Lauded for her controlled, prodigious technique, she has been praised for her authority over the most complex technical demands of the repertoire. LEONIDAS KAVAKOS is renowned across the world as a violinist and artist of rare quality, known at the highest level for his virtuosity, superb musicianship and the integrity of his playing. Together, YUJA & LEONIDAS have toured the globe spreading the passion for classical mastery and expanding musical horizons. These two superb musicians have collaborated with almost every major conductor and esteemed orchestra in the world. Witness as these two virtuosos unite in harmony as they perform the great violin and piano sonatas of Brahms.   For questions...
903 566-7424 

             Wow another Run on November 22 at 9 AM                     

Cold Turkey Fun Run, 5K & Sprint                Championship

 Next Step Community Solutions, an East Texas 501(c) 3 nonprofit, is holding its inaugural Cold Turkey Fun Run, 5K and Sprint Championship in downtown Tyler on Nov. 22. The 5K will start at 9 a.m., the sprint championship will start at 9:30 a.m., and the 1-mile fun run will start at 10 a.m. Day-of registration will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. All ages are welcome to participate in the Cold Turkey Run.

 Next Step requests that runners under the age of 12 register for the 1-mile fun run. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers in each age group. Chip timing technology will be used

for the 5K.

 The event is designed to help fund resources and education related to substance abuse prevention programs for East Texas youth. 

 Downtown Tyler Square 

Tyler, TX 75701For questions...
Then a great really fun kickoff to Christmas 

                           Christmas in the Village - BVT

 Hosted by the Breckenridge Village Ladies Auxiliary & Staff. Join the BVT Residents & Staff to Welcome the Christmas season! Come for Games, Food, Music, Christmas Shopping, Live Nativity Scene, Photos with Camel, Lighting of the Village and more! November 22, 2014 from 2pm-6pm. 

 Let me tell you-towards the middle of November we will have some spectacular fall colors in the area! You need to come and just drive around. The leaves are so great! We can direct you to the best roads and "spots". 

Then the weekend after Thanksgiving is Canton First Monday weekend!!  Can you believe that?  

So we have shopping, plays , movies, entertainers, music and even more that we did not even have time to mention!! 

Come see us at The Rosevine Inn bed and Breakfast and stay a night or longer and enjoy all East Texas has to offer-- because after all

         Fires burn nightly and breakfast is served daily !!

Until next time  Innkeeper Becca signing off



Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn and Extended Stay Suites-Best in East Texas 18 Oct 2014, 10:25 am

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
This is going to be an exciting few weeks-Just got through with the 75th annual Tyler Rose Festival. Such Comic Con in Tyler. It will be exciting and fun. We also have all the Halloween events coming up. Mix that with Canton First Monday weekend and we have a whole lot to feature.   
beautiful events and happenings! Now it is time to feature the 2nd annual

First lets look into our health!

            LifeLine Health Screening

 Glenwood Church of Christ is pleased to offer a preventive health event. Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on 10/23/2014.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit Starting at 9 am

TYLER rose city comic CON 2014

October 25 & 26


The itinerary for this event is so extensive that we cannot possibly publish all of it-so we are just going to give you the link and let you see it yourselves. The cost for this is so reasonable

$30 for two days ($50) VIP   to see and talk to lots of famous people and experience so many activities you will not believe it-so click here

to buy tickets and see all the happenings!!

And at 

                Comic Con events but first we need to see a horror movie-right? It is the season
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7     

Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.

Comicon & Liberty Present: Psychic, Lorna Reynolds
Oct. 24 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $15
$5 at the door with Comicon pass
Comicon VIP's get in free
  Lorna Reynolds is a psychic medium from the East Coast. Her psychic galleries and past life regressions have astounded thousands of people. But it's her easy going way with approachable...the way she makes you feel like you have made a real connection that really sets Lorna apart. Not only will you be amazed by her will come away feeling as if you have made a new friend. Join us for an intimate introduction to Lorna and a demonstration of her amazing abilities.

Comicon & Liberty Present Erin Marie Hogan
Oct. 25 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15
$5 at the door with Comicon Pass

Comicon VIP's get in free
 Liberty and Comicon are pleased to present Erin Hogan. Erin played the leading role in the cult favorite film Paranormal Entity (2009), and went on to star in Hold Your Breath in 2012, and numerous award winning short films. She has appeared in such television hits as Seven Lives Exposed, The Bold & The Beautiful, Femme Fatales, and 1,000 Ways to Die. She won Best Actress In A Drama at the Playhouse West Film Festival for her portrayal of an agoraphobic young woman, haunted by the memory of her fiance's murder. Erin and her friends also produced an Arrested Development (2003) fan series entitled Paul Goetz's Last Ditch Effort (2012) about Erin's real-life friend Paul, and his attempt to get cast on the new season of his favorite television series, Arrested Development. Join us at Liberty for a screening of Paranormal Entity and then Q & A with Erin (in person) after the movie.

 Rocky Horror Picture Show - Oct. 30 and Oct 31

Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.                                         
Oct. 31 at 11 p.m.
Tickets are $10 on the 30th  $13 on the 31st
VIP Box $125   

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter
 First, the only thing you really need to bring your first time out in order to have fun is a sense of humor, and money for admission and props. You should dress in whatever makes YOU feel comfortable, but also does not violate any local standards (nudity is out.) Please do not show up drunk or trashed - we don't want any problems!A prop bag will be available at the the door to purchase - so you don't bring a thing with you. Just watch along with everyone else to figure out when to throw these items.
So get your ticket - before they are gone - pull your knees in tight and let's do the time warp!!

And on the 31st!! 
This showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show is only for the brave and open minded! If you are easily shocked this is not the one to attend! We will have a live stage show for this showing - performing live during the movie.

And the first weekend in November
This looks like such fun!

Sound of Music (sing along version)
Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7
This will be a sing along version so be prepared to SING!!

In 1930's Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. When the Navy captain Georg Von Trapp writes the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children, Maria is given the job. The Captain's wife is dead, and he is often away, and runs the household as strictly as he does the ships he sails on. The children are unhappy and resentful of the governesses that their father keeps hiring, and have managed to run each of them off one by one. When Maria arrives, she is initially met with the same hostility, but her kindness, understanding, and sense of fun soon draws them to her and brings some much-needed joy into all their lives -- including the Captain's. Eventually he and Maria find themselves falling in love. The romance makes them both start questioning the decisions they have made. Will true love win out?
 Suzy Bogguss
 Nov. 8 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $22 online and $25 at the door
VIP Boxes are $175
Suzy Bogguss didn’t set out to craft a Merle Haggard tribute record. Some might call that serendipity; she just calls it Lucky. “Merle Haggard is a hell of a storyteller,” says Suzy. “When I hear his songs, I feel like I’m listening in on someone’s life.” On her new album, Lucky, a collection of songs all written by Haggard, Suzy does more than just listen—the CMA, ACM and Grammy Award-winning singer makes the country rebel’s compositions her own, reinterpreting classics like “The Bottle Let Me Down,” “Silver Wings” and “Today I Started Loving You Again” from a female point of view. “Merle is one of the most masculine songwriters I’ve ever heard, and I’ve been watching boys cover his music for years. I just thought, ‘Why couldn’t a girl do this?’” Suzy says.
Turns out, a woman can—especially if that woman is Suzy Bogguss, one of country music’s most pristine and evocative vocalists. With the release of the Illinois native’s 1989 major label debut, Somewhere Between, Suzy quickly became one of the key artists that defined those golden days of ’90s country. She scored a string of Top 10 singles with country radio staples like “Outbound Plane,” “Drive South,” “Hey Cinderella,” “Letting Go” and “Aces,” and her 1991 album of that name was certified platinum. In addition, she scored a trio of gold albums and notched more than 3 million sales.
With Lucky, released on Suzy’s own label Loyal Duchess, the singer comes full circle, returning yet again to her early inspiration, Haggard—Suzy’s Somewhere Between was titled after a Hag cut.
“My very first song on the radio, ‘Somewhere Between,’ was a Merle Haggard song,” says Suzy, going on to explain the title of Lucky, which she produced with her husband, songwriter Doug Crider. “I was sitting at the kitchen table reading the newspaper and the word ‘lucky’ jumped out at me. I said, ‘That’s the title of the album.’ Because I feel lucky that I get to know Merle.”
“He really is the poet of the common man.” Or in this case, an extraordinary woman. Get your tickets today to see Suzy in concert!
Moore Farms
Moore Farms is proud to be a fifth generation farm family in Smith County. Our current farm has been in the Newburn family for over 93 years. In 1997, Cleve and Lesley Moore stumbled
across an idea to "Entertain" with Agriculture. After a few years of thinking and working with other farms, we decided it was time to put our idea in motion. 2001 was our inaugural year opening the family's farm up to the public. Our goal is to educate the public about agriculture and farm life as well as market direct to our customers. As we strive to bring you the freshest farm produce and the most exciting farm entertainment, we hope you will feel a part of our family tradition and make your own family traditions.
The Moore Family
Cleve, Lesley, Peyton, and Lucy

Business Hours - September 27 through October 31, 2014

Weekdays closed for reserved school field trips.
Weekends - Saturdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sundays 1 p.m. -5 p.m.

This is a fun family trip-hayrides and great Photo ops. This year there is not a Corn Maze, but many years there is!!

Ghost tours are fun-all year-but especially in October
 Haunted Tyler Tour
Meet: Tyler Chamber of Commerce, 315 N. Broadway Ave. (Downtown)
Info: This tour is unique and interesting, and we don't want to give anything away! What we can say is that you will visit several places and yes, even go inside some. Flashlights will be provided as some of the tour takes place outside at night. Be aware that the first tour is a bit more tame than the late tour. The late tour is not recommended for children. Bring your cameras and digital recorders. Many unexplained things have happened on these tours (formerly known as Jericho's Ghost Tours - a highly rated tour among ghost adventurers). Be prepared for anything.
Total Time: Approx 3hrs
Price: $15 Adults, $7 Kids (12 & under)

Times: Thurs - Sat 6:30pm & 9:30pm


October:3-4: 10-11 : 17-18 : 23-25 : 30-31

Friday and Saturday’s from 7:30pm-12am
Thursday’s from 7:30-10pm

Come see us this year October 2014 all new maze all new scares. Come laugh, cry and scream with us! Want to be a Monster with us and get community service hours for it, we gotcha covered! For more information please visit 


Live, Original Folk Music Concert - 

 Andy Gullahorn

Some people were born to be on stage. Some people were made to have their name in lights. Some people were born incredibly attractive. Andy is not any of those people.Andy was born and raised in the rich musical climate of Austin, TX where he later spent a number of years as a staff writer for publishing companies while playing guitar on the road for singer/songwriter Jill Phillips (who he happened to be married to).Andy has a unique ability to level the playing field between performer and audience by mixing vulnerable personal stories with his self-deprecating humor. He writes songs to "let people know they aren't alone" or "at least let them feel better about their lives by sheer comparison."As a songwriter and performer, Andy has been described as a surgeon who uses laughing gas to deaden the pain before he cuts you open. Whether he is writing about marriage, honesty, faith, community or his friend's lawnmower accident, Andy's songs all come from the same desire. "I really want to write songs that can act as healing agents," Andy says. "Sometimes that healing might come through laughter and sometimes it comes from exploring deep sorrow. I try to be up for whatever it takes."He spends his time playing concerts and house shows across the country, accompanying other artists on the road, and providing his three kids with plenty of stories to tell their counselors in 20 years.Andy was a Kerrville New Folk Winner in 2010 and was a runner-up at the 2009 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival.
Some people were born to be on stage. Some people were made to have their name in lights. Some people were born incredibly attractive. Andy is not any of those people.Andy was born and raised in the rich musical climate of Austin, TX where he later spent a number of years as a staff writer for publishing companies while playing guitar on the road for singer/songwriter Jill Phillips (who he happened to be married to).Andy has a unique ability to level the playing field between performer and audience by mixing vulnerable personal stories with his self-deprecating humor. He writes songs to "let people know they aren't alone" or "at least let them feel better about their lives by sheer comparison."As a songwriter and performer, Andy has been described as a surgeon who uses laughing gas to deaden the pain before he cuts you open. Whether he is writing about marriage, honesty, faith, community or his friend's lawnmower accident, Andy's songs all come from the same desire. "I really want to write songs that can act as healing agents," Andy says. "Sometimes that healing might come through laughter and sometimes it comes from exploring deep sorrow. I try to be up for whatever it takes."He spends his time playing concerts and house shows across the country, accompanying other artists on the road, and providing his three kids with plenty of stories to tell their counselors in 20 years.Andy was a Kerrville New Folk Winner in 2010 and was a runner-up at the 2009 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival.

 The Old Firehouse in Edom

8241 FM 279
Edom, Texas 75754
For questions...



Tyler Grit And Glide--2nd Annual Dual               Cycle Event

 Then as mentioned before     Canton First Monday Trade Days! Oct 30-Nov 2 Shop till you Drop!!  

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 relationships between vendors and shoppers are the reason people keep 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

Another Fun Halloween event

 Night at the Museum Masquerade Ball

 The 1859 Goodman - LeGrand House & Museum is indeed Tyler’s Old Rose! Celebrate the Rose Season and come see where the Texas Rose Festival Parade route first began. You will be greeted by our Rose Belles, and other delightfully costumed re-enactors representing days gone by. A rose bedecked horse and carriage will be on hand for a wonderful ride up Broadway to the square and back, provided by Farm Valley Carriages (small fee). Also, complimentary refreshments, historical presentations by Sallie Goodman LeGrand (re-enactor), vintage music by costumed musicians, and tours inside the historic Goodman home will all be available for your enjoyment.


The Royal Family of Guitar: The Romeros 

Nov.1 7:30pm   It’s an evening with a Latin flair as the internationally acclaimed “Royal Family of Guitar,” the Romeros, perform works for multiple guitars and orchestra with the ETSO.  The Romeros quartet includes Celin Romero, Pepe Romero, Celino Romero, and Lito Romero.

Cowan Center3900 University Blvd.Tyler, Texas 75701
For questions...
903-566-7424                 ALSO AT THE COWAN

Sister Act: The Broadway Musical

Thursday, November 6, 2014 • 7:30 PM 

 SISTER ACT is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it “RIDICULOUSLY FUN,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to rejoice!


Guess that will get us through the next few weeks-check back soon for more "stuff" about happenings in the area Until then don't forget-

 Fires burn nightly and breakfast is served daily at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast and Extended Stay Suites

Innkeeper Becca signing Off!!

Tyler, Texas Bed and Breakfast and Extended Stay Suites-Rosevine Inn -best in East Texas 10 Oct 2014, 1:28 pm

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
October is always a great month for travel and fun. The weather usually cooperates and there is always things to do no matter where you go. Even just sitting and watching the world go by can be a pleasurable event! The third weekend in October brings The Texas Rose festival to Tyler!
Every town surrounding Tyler also has a festival and The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast is the best place to stay while you enjoy all the activities in the area-It can be music, theatre, outdoor and indoor movies, great food, costumes-let's not forget Halloween is almost here, too!!
We will feature just a few of the great 'happenings' In the area here.

Smith County Master Gardeners Bulbs and More  October 11 at 8:30 am

Learn all about great bulbs for Northeast Texas; how to grow them; and then purchase ones not readily available at all nurseries. Guest speakers will present programs with a question and answer time for attendees.

Independent Film Screening:

"Travelling Salesman"

Doors open at 6:30 pm
Tickets $8

Director: Timothy Lanzone
Writers: Andy Lanzone, Timothy Lanzone
Stars: Danny Barclay, Eric Bloom, David John Cole 
2012 Winner
Best Feature Film
Best Actor
Best Editor
2012 Silicon Valley Film Festival
80 minutes
Travelling Salesman is an intellectual thriller about four of the world's smartest mathematicians hired by the U.S. government to solve the most elusive problem in computer science history ­­ P vs. NP. The four have jointly created a "system" which could be the next major advancement for humanity or the downfall of society.
As the mathematicians are about to sign documents that will give the government sole and private ownership of their solution, they wrestle with the moral dilemma of how their landmark discovery will be used. 

The Old Firehouse in Edom
8241 FM 279
Edom, Texas 75754

For questions...

Rose Garden Tours

Oct 16 and 17
During the 2014 Rose Festival Event, two tours will be given by the Parks and Recreation Department. You will learn the history of the garden and tips for growing roses. Enjoy seeing the garden in full bloom and take part in the Rose Festival’s excitement and pageantry.

Lone Star Singles Dinner Out 

 For a great opportunity to meet new people 50 and over, join the Lone Star Singles for dinner this month! The group will meet at Outback Steakhouse in Tyler on Thursday, October 16 at 5:45 p.m. for good food and conversation. For more information, call (903) 566-4211.

Okay here it is The Rose Festival Schedule for 2014


Texas Rose Festival, Rose Parade and Rose Museum

Welcome to Tyler ...
"The Rose Capital of America”!

The rose industry has been a major industry in the Tyler area for decades. Located adjacent to the famous Tyler Rose Garden is the Tyler Rose Museum, which showcases and documents the history of the annual Texas Rose Festival.

2014 Texas Rose Festival Theme, Queen and Her Court

The 81st Texas Rose Festival will be held on October 16-18, 2014, with "Cirque de la Rose" as its theme. The Texas Rose Festival Board President is Preston Smith.
Kathryn Elizabeth Peltier, the 19 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs Robert James Peltier, will reign as the 2014 Texas Rose Festival Queen. She attends the University of Texas at Austin.
Historic postcard ... "Greetings from the Tyler Texas Rose Festival"
The 2014 Duchess of the Texas Rose Festival is Kathleen Sinclair Bertram, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Harold Kenneth Bertram. Miss Bertram graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and attends the University of Oklahoma, studying social work.
Members of the 2014 Tyler Court are Katarina Maksimovic-Vukelja Anderson, Lucille Annie Bates, Hanna Elizabeth Clarke, Rachel Alexandra Cooper, Sarah Ann McKellar, Mary Guyton McKellar, Mary-Lauren Shelton, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Boone, Emma Louise Brookshire, Lauren Rachael Brown, Kathryn Louise Loggins, and Laura Frances Meads.
The Queen’s attendants for the 2014 festival are Emmy Elizabeth Brewer, Harris Kelley Brownlow, Cline Chloe Jacqueline Cavender, Olivia Grace Kerr, Claire Bergfeld Lofquist, r Stephen Jack Mizer, Jr., and Kylan Grace Wedell.
The Rose Festival activities include the queen's coronation at the Cowan Center and the Rose Parade on Saturday.

2014 Texas Rose Festival Schedule of Events

Shown below are highlights of the many events scheduled for the 2014 festival. NOTE: Dates and times are not official ... contact the Rose Festival for details.
October 16 10:00 am Ribbon Cutting
Tyler Rose Garden Center
October 16 10:30 am Morning Prayer Service
Tyler Rose Garden Center
October 16 7:00 pm Kickoff Concert
Bergfeld Park
October 17
11:15 am
Men's Luncheon
Villa di Felcita
October 17 11:30 am Ladies' Luncheon
CrossWalk Conference Center at Green Acres Baptist Church
October 17 7:00 pm Coronation of Queen
Cowan Center at the UT-Tyler
October 18 9:00 am Rose Parade
Free parade viewing along route, seats available on west side of Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium
October 18 1:00-3:00 p.m. Queen's Tea
Tyler Rose Garden, Queen's Court
In addition to the coronation and parade, an arts and crafts fair, floral shows, garden tours, and many more activities attract thousands of visitors annually to Tyler for this spectacular event. The annual rose show is free and open to the public, beginning at 9 a.m. on October 17 and 18, and at Noon on October 19.
For more detailed information about events, schedules, locations, and tickets, we recommend a visit the official website of the Texas Rose Festival.

2014 Texas Rose Parade

Float in the Texas Rose Parade in Tyler
The Texas Rose Parade is scheduled to begin on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 9 a.m. The parade assembles at Front Street and Glenwood Boulevard, and then follows a route west on Front Street, through the East Texas State Fairgrounds and ending inside Rose Stadium.
There is free parade viewing along the route, and seats are available on west side of Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.
The parade features floats, marching bands, walking groups, drill teams, mounted horse clubs, vintage cars, and of course the queen and her court!
In the earlier years of the parade, rose growers supplied hundreds of dozens of rose blooms, and garden clubs worked through the night before the parade to decorate floats using the roses. Today, rose growers still offer blooms and volunteers still help decorate floats with live roses.

Texas Rose Festival History

The beauty and elegance of the Texas Rose Festival
The festival is a celebration of the rose industry that thrives in Tyler. Seven Tyler-area companies process and distribute several million roses each year, making the city deserving of its “Rose Capital” title. About 75% of all roses in the country are handled in Tyler.
The first Tyler Rose Festival was organized by Tyler Garden Club members, local rose growers and the Chamber of Commerce in October 1933 to showcase the importance of the rose industry to Tyler.
The theme of the event was "Festival Fairyland", and included a parade, rose queen's coronation and a rose show. The first festival was a success, and the decision was made to continue the event, and the 1934 festival had as its theme "A Garden in Venice".
The annual event was renamed the Texas Rose Festival during the Texas Centennial in 1936.
Tyler Rose Museum
The Tyler Rose Museum
Located on the grounds of the Tyler Rose Garden, and across the street from the Harvey Convention Center, is the 7,500 sqft Tyler Rose Museum.
The museum is run by a nonprofit organization operated with private donations. Its purpose is to showcase the rich history and tradition of Tyler, the rose industry and the Rose Festival.
Opened in 1992, it been visited by over 300,000 people, and is a major tourist attraction in Tyler. The Rose Museum tells the story of the hardships and successes of the rose-growing industry, and the elegance and tradition of the Rose Festival.
The museum features a large collection of photographs, videos, audio, music, newspaper clippings, rose memorabilia, and of course the jeweled festival costumes, which are changed quarterly. A gift shop is located adjacent to the museum. Stairs and an elevator for the handicapped take visitors down one level to the Tyler Rose Garden.
The museum is located at 420 Rose Park Drive. For details and hours, call the museum at 903.597.3130. A small entrance fee is required.

 Shopping-here you go


TASCA Garage Sale

TASCA will hold its annual garage sale on Saturday, October 18 from 7 AM until 2 PM. The event will take place in the TASCA parking lot. Items to be sold include clothing, collectibles, glassware, furniture and more. You never know when you might find a treasure! For more information, call (903) 871-3217

10495 CR 2167 (Jim Russell Rd)
Whitehouse, TX 75791
For questions...
(903) 871-3217

2nd Annual Auto & Cycle Show

Oct. 18 8-2

The Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting our 2nd Annual “End of Summer Palooza/Auto & Cycle Show” on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at the Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department. This event is open to everyone, whether or not you have a Show car, truck, or motorcycle. We will have activities for all ages, including the Auto

& Cycle Show, Food, a Bounce house, Child Safety Fingerprinting & Identification by Cuney Police Department, Fire Safety Education, Driver Safety Education, & MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving.) We hope to be adding more events, as we obtain sponsors to help with this.  The END OF SUMMER PALOOZA is a charitable event to raise money for the Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Department, for much needed equipment. 

Lake Palestine East Volunteer Fire Dept.

2340 FM 346 N
Bullard, TX-Texas 75757
For questions...

 Kiepersol Estates Vineyard

3933 FM 344 E
Tyler, TX 75703
For questions...

Rose Festival Arts and Crafts Fair

October 18 and 19

 We invite you to enjoy the great outdoors at our 16th Annual Rose Festival Arts and Crafts Fair. Only “handcrafted items” will be sold including: clothing, jewelry, candles, paintings, decorative items and more.  Enjoy the entertainment during the day and a concert at 4 p.m. in the amphitheater on Saturday.Free to the public.  Kids Zone and concessions available for a fee throughout the event.

Bergfeld Park
1510 South College Ave.
Tyler, Texas 75701
For questions...

 East Texas Tourism Association is proud to announce the 2013 dates for the US Hwy 80 Sale for the third weekend in April & October. The Historic US 80 Hi-Way Sale will begin at 8:00am daily on April 19th, 20th & 21st and on October 18th-20th and should draw crowds from far and wide looking for a bargain.Organized to promote and increase tourism trade and traffic along historic US 80, the first coast-to-coast, all-weather highway in America, the 2,400 mile route begins in Savannah, Ga., makes its way through East Texas and concludes in San Diego, California. The three-state event will cover a 392 mile route – one of the nation’s longest –from Mesquite, TX through Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi. “We intend to keep the name and legacy alive,” said Mary Ramos, “There will be hundreds of sales going on…more than you can shop in a day. This is a great fund-raising opportunity for churches, civic clubs and individuals.”The event is part of ETTA’s 23rd year effort to draw attention to the byways of its region. Each city along the US 80 route will be responsible for its part in the Hwy 80 Sale. News of the sale is spreading among antique car, motorcycle, RV clubs and flea market enthusiast. While shoppers will be searching for great deals, cities along the route hope they find the highway’s more permanent treasures, such as bed and breakfasts, motels, restaurants, and historical sites.For more information on the US 80 Sale and how to advertise, contact East Texas Tourism at or call (903) 757-4444

Fine art, fine crafts, live music and great food fill the festival grounds behind the resident artists’ studios on the one main street in town, Farm to Market Road 279.  Hours for the festival are 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, October 18th and 10 am to 5 pm Sunday, October 19th.      This juried show is known for having high quality, handmade, original art and crafts. There will be a wide variety of creative works such as painting, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, weaving, clothing & blown glass. Visitors express surprise at finding exceptional art in the middle of a meadow located in the center of this tiny hamlet.

Tyler's Old Rose Open House at the Goodman

October 18 at 10 am

 The 1859 Goodman - LeGrand House & Museum is indeed Tyler’s Old Rose! Celebrate the Rose Season and come see where the Texas Rose Festival Parade route first began. You will be greeted by our Rose Belles, and other delightfully costumed re-enactors representing days gone by. A rose bedecked horse and carriage will be on hand for a wonderful ride up Broadway to the square and back, provided by Farm Valley Carriages (small fee). Also, complimentary refreshments, historical presentations by Sallie Goodman LeGrand (re-enactor), vintage music by costumed musicians, and tours inside the historic Goodman home will all be available for your enjoyment.

Goodman-Legrand Home and Musem624 North Broadway AvenueTyler, TX 75702
For questions...

 This is alot going on so we are going to stop now and work on the next blog for the rest of October through the first of November-Halloween brings many happenings!!

So until next time don't forget

Fires burn nightly and breakfast is served daily at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast and Extended Stay Suites!! 

Innkeeper Becca

Signing off!!

Tyler, Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn B&B and Extended Stay Suites-best in East Texas 17 Sep 2014, 3:15 pm

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
Well we are back and ready to tell you about the great thinks that will be happening in the Tyler Area in the next few days! Fall has arrived and that means the East Texas State Fair has started. lots of other fun fall events and activities, too. Here you go


Live Music @ Rose City Farmer's Market

 This is such a great ongoing venue!

Lunch with Symphony on the Square

September 26 @10 am

Celebrate the kick-off of the new 2014-2015 Concert Season by having Lunch with the Symphony on the Square. The East Texas Symphony Orchestra invites the public to attend a free musical performance hosted by Music Director Richard Lee. Self-provided brown bag lunch or purchase lunch from area downtown restaurants. Chick-fil-A sandwiches available with proceeds benefiting the East Texas Symphony Orchestra - a nonprofit organization. 

This sounds intriguing 

 A Touch of Love: A Unique Date Night. Couples Massage Workshop

Click here for more info and to purchase!couples-massage/ctb2

The 3 hour couples massage workshop is designed to introduce you to the power of touch in your life and provide you an introductory set of massage skills to use safely with your partner. It is a 3 hour interactive workshop for couples or friends (any two people over the age of 18) and it is three hours long, which will allow enough time for both of you to give and receive a very thorough massage from each other. We usually have at least one facilitator per 3 couples at each workshop, so you get a lot of individual attention.   Sept 26 @7 pm

If you can't get in, maybe a concert?       Cliburn Gold

Sept 27 @7:30 pm 
Opening night will be golden as Vadym Kholodenko, winner of the 2013 Cliburn International Piano Competition, joins Richard Lee and the ETSO to perform Rachmaninoff’s popular and romantic Piano Concerto No. 3.  Plus, we will continue our cycle of Brahms symphonies with his last, his Symphony #4. 

Cowan Center3900 University Blvd.Tyler, Texas 75701
For questions...
903-566-7424         Or a Movie in the park?

 Movies in the Park: The Nut Job

September 27@8 pm FREE!  Bring a picnic and enjoy the show!

Here come Canton First Monday Trade Days!   October 2-5 

Do Not Miss it!!

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 relationships between vendors and shoppers are the reason people keep 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.

An At

                                                     Downtown Tyler

Oct. 2 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7 
A boys first love is his mother, but sometimes that can be unhealthy.

Ray Wylie Hubbard
Oct. 4 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door
VIP Box $175

Ray Wylie Hubbard started his journey as a folk singer in his native Oklahoma before falling in with the wild and wooly cosmic/outlaw Texas country scene of the ’70s— in large part by way of penning the immortal “Up Against the Wall (Redneck Mother),” which Jerry Jeff Walker recorded on his seminal 1973 album ¡Viva Terlingua!. Hubbard gigged constantly and recorded sporadically throughout the rest of the ’70s and ’80s, but it wasn’t until he stumbled out of his “honky-tonk fog” and into sobriety that his career as a songwriter’s songwriter began in earnest with 1994’s Loco Gringo’s Lament. He’s moved from strength to strength ever since, recording a handful of acclaimed albums with noted producers Lloyd Maines and Gurf Morlix and cementing his standing as one
of the most respected artists on the modern Americana scene.

The Shining
Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $7

IDEA Gardening Series   October 7 at noon

Oct. 7: Not Your Usual Fall Annuals 

The IDEA Gardening Series is an informative lecture series covering gardening topics suitable for a particular month. The lectures are held on the patio in the IDEA garden, which is located in the southeast corner of Tyler’s Rose Garden starting at noon. There is limited seating. You may want to bring a lawn chair for your comfort. The lecture will run for about 30 minutes, followed by a question and answer session.

Tyler Municipal Rose Garden Center
420 Rose Park Drive
Tyler, Texas 75702
For questions...

A play (or Two) every day!!

 The Jungle Book 

October 9, 2014 - October 12, 2014 
In this action-packed adaptation of the classic adventure story, precocious Mowgli grows up believing he's as fierce a wolf as any of the members of his pack.
When he learns he is actually a human, he must discover how to reconcile these very different identities, and decide whether to remain with the pack, or return to the human world from which he was born.
What will he choose?
And will he be trained in the Law of the Jungle in time to defeat Shere Khan, the most feared animal of all?
Click here to bury tickets and get more information!


Theatre TJC:Presents

Oct 8-11@7:30 Oct 12 at 2pm

 By Frank Galati, from the novel by John Steinbeck A powerful and deeply affecting masterpiece of American literature, the play conveys the timeless story of the Joad family and their flight from the dust bowl of Oklahoma, hoping to find work and a better life.   When: October 8-12 Where: Jean Browne Theatre Wednesday through Saturday performances @ 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee at 2:00 P. M. Price: Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Box Office: 903-510-2212 Theatre TJC box office opens Wednesday, October 1. Box office hours are 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. weekdays only throughout the run of performances.


 THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER is a new adaptation of Mark Twain’s literary narrative by acclaimed playwright Laura Eason.  Join Tom, Huck and Becky in the thrill of mischief-making, fickleness of first love, cold shivers that linger after an adventure gone very wrong and unbridled joy at discovering real buried treasure.  It celebrates all that is grand and glorious about childhood. Critics have said, “It soars like a dream of America long ago bursting with possibilities and promise!”   [Parents should note there are some intense scenes that might prove scary or inappropriate for children under the age of 8.]

 Huge Garage and Bake Sale  October11 8 am

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 4900 Kinsey Drive, Tyler, is having a huge garage and bake sale on Saturday, October 11th from 8AM-2Pm. Proceeds will go to Gateway To Hope and OSLC. If you would like to donate items for this sale please drop them off at the the church. For more info call 903-561-1865 or 903-825-7430 website or check us out on facebook

Smith County Master Gardeners Bulbs and More

Learn all about great bulbs for Northeast Texas; how to grow them; and then purchase ones not readily available at all nurseries. Guest speakers will present programs with a question and answer time for attendees.   October 11 at 8:30 am

Harvey Convention Center
2000 W Front St
Tyler, TX 75702
For questions...

Suspense in Bergfeld park!

Movies in the Park: Strangers on a Train


Psychotic mother's boy Bruno Anthony meets famous tennis professional Guy Haines on a train. Guy wants to move into a career in politics and has been dating a senator's daughter (Ann

Morton) while awaiting a divorce from his wife. Bruno wants to kill his father, but knows he will be caught because he has a motive. Bruno dreams up a crazy scheme whereby he and Guy exchange murders. Guy takes this as a joke, but Bruno is serious and takes things into his own hands

FREE!  Bring a picnic and enjoy the show!

October 11
"Strangers on a Train"                                  Guess we are getting
NR - An Alfred Hitchcock Film                     ready for Halloween!!
                     Show begins at 7:30pm


Saturday, October 11, 2014 • 7:30 PM

Welcome to the hottest joint in town! THE COASTERS are headlining and it’s always a party at SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ! This Tony Award®-nominated and Grammy Award®- winning salute to legendary songwriters Leiber and Stoller is a raise-the-roof, song-and-dance celebration of some of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest hits! Get ready for songs like “Hound Dog,” “Stand by Me,” “Yakety Yak,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Spanish Harlem,” “On Broadway,” “Kansas City,” “Love Potion #9,” “Fools Fall in Love” and many more. The New York Daily News calls SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ “wildly infectious” and Time Magazine says, “it sails and soars!”

Sponsored by Marilyn Richey 

Cowan Center
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75701
For questions...
903 566-7424

Well that is it for now!!  next time we will feature The Tyler Rose Festival 
the beautiful changing season!! 
In The meantime We have cranked up the fireplaces and cannot wait to see you at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast !
Until next time
Innkeeper Becca signing off!!  (:




Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-Best in East Texas 17 Aug 2014, 3:46 pm

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
 Ok-this time we are going to feature a few-but by no means all-of the fun and interesting things to do in Tyler and the surrounding area.  Also-a couple or three of the recommended restaurants in the area. Your "author" will take a break-so the next blog will not be out until the middle of September.!! Enjoy and check back with us soon and often.
First Monday Trade Days is back!!
Aug 28 through Aug 31 (September 1 is Monday!)
Not ever to be missed!! You should go

 Caldwell Zoo Offers a Full Day of Fun
 Established in 1953 by David King Caldwell, the Caldwell Zoo is a great place in Northeast Texas to Sprawling across 85 acres, the zoo is home to more than 3,400 animals dwelling in six main habitats or exhibits: the African Savanna, North America, South America, African Aquarium, North American Herpetarium, and the Wild Bird Walkabout.
experience diverse wildlife.

As a part of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, Caldwell strives to conserve endangered species, now serving as a refuge to a dozen of them, including cheetahs, ring-tailed lemurs, black-footed penguins and black rhinoceros. In addition to a naturally educational atmosphere, Caldwell offers special school, home school and scouting programs. Detailed information is available at

In order to welcome as many guests as possible, Caldwell is closed only three days each year: Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. March 1 through Labor Day, the zoo is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Labor Day through February, it is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Parking is free, and there is no admission fee for zoo members and children age 2 and under. Admission for ages 13-54 is $10.50, ages 3-12 pay $7 and senior citizens (age 55 and over) pay $9.25. To contact the Caldwell Zoo, call 903.593.0121 or email

Texas Rose Breed Show
Aug 30 and 31 
 Tyler Breed Show – All Breed Show - Kim Brunson - (817) 683-8284

The JORDAN WORLD CIRCUS, one of North America's premier traveling circuses, is owned and produced by Jody Jordan of Las Vegas, Nevada. Hailing from a long background of aerialists and circus performers, Jordan brings a unique talent to the circus management field. His exciting two hour shows are presented on annual tours from coast to coast and border to border by local Shrine Centers and Clubs, police and fire associations, civic clubs and organizations, merchant associations, local presenters and venues, and fairs, festivals, parks and the like. Coast to coast and border to border by local Shrine Centers and Clubs, police and fire associations, civic clubs and organizations, merchant associations, local presenters and venues, and fairs, festivals, parks and the like.

*Tyler Oil Palace* 
Saturday Aug. 30th * 3:00 & 7:00  
Sunday Aug. 31st * 1:30 & 5:30
Monday Sept. 1st * 1:30 & 5:30 

**TICKETS AVAILABLE** One Hour Before The Show At The Circus Location  

3rd Annual Texas Petapalooza

September 6 at 10AM Bergfeld Park

The Third Annual Texas Petapalooza, Tyler's Largest rescued pet adoption event, just got bigger.                                                                                Texas Petapalooza will be featuring over 15 animal rescues along with their furry foster critters of dogs, cats and horses of all shapes and sizes.        
There will be pet specific vendors of accessories, groomers, food, training demonstrations, and a low cost vaccination clinic.                                           Attractions of a bounce house, face painting, pony rides, for the kids.  There will also be food, raffles, crafters, a multitude other vendors and weenie dog races.        Special featured attractions of a Police k-9 unit, Fire Truck, and the Police Identa-kid bus.                                                                      
So bring the whole family for a fun filled day at Bergfeld Park on Saturday, September 6th.   You just might meet your next FUR-ever friend at TEXAS PETAPALOOZA 2014!
For more information see us on 


Cars are Art 2014

Sept 6 at noon-Tyler Museum of Art

on the TJC Campus

 The Tyler Museum of Art is getting in gear once again with the call for entries on its Juried “Cars Are Art” 2014 Competition. Vehicle owners may enter their cars in one of eight competition categories: Pre-1940s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and Post-2000. Cars will be judged on overall presentation and aesthetics, not originality or modifications (all doors and engine hoods will be closed). A jury of art professionals will perform the competition judging. The first-place winner in each category will receive an artistically crafted trophy. The entry chosen as the “Cars Are Art” 2014 Best of Show winner will receive the Grand Prize, which includes a unique trophy and special display in the TMA lobby for two weeks following the competition.Registration deadline is Aug. 31. Entry fee is $100 per vehicle with proceeds benefiting the TMA; price includes lunch and a “Blue-plate Special” party following the awards presentation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.Best of Show Sponsor for Cars Are Art 2014 is Hibbs-Hallmark & Company. Tents Sponsor is James E. Walker. For information, contact special events coordinator Caleb Bell at (903) 595-1001, ext. 208 or

September at 


A Night of Improv Comedy with Card 53 and DCH
Sept. 6 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door
VIP Boxes $125
 Card 53 returns to the stage of Liberty Hall with an all new show of “make-em-ups” featuring Musical Director Austin Day as well as some new faces. 

Opening for Card 53 is Roadside Couch one of the longest running improv troupes atDallas Comedy House who is owned and operated by brother and sister Tyler Natives Amanda and Kyle Austin. 

DCH is quickly becoming a well-known Improvisational Theatre and School around the Country. They host the Dallas Comedy Festival which has brought in Tim Meadows “SNL”, Michael Keegan Key “Key and Peele”, Frank Caeti “MADtv”, the Writers from “Conan” and “Key and Peele” and so many more on multiple occasions. 

A Night of Jazz
Sept. 13 at 8 p.m.
Senor Gringo, Anna Grey and Purple Velvet Fox
Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door
VIP Boxes $125
If you are looking for something different, then here it is.....riffs of a Latin guitar and chimes fill the air. A particular vibe and passion of playing is reflected, human metronomes tap their toes to the beat, allowing a bond to form. It is a relationship built on the foundation of the thrill of music. Senor Gringo was formed many years ago and as time has passed Senor Gringo has blended into the rich culture of latin jazz.
 The musicians in the band come from various backgrounds of music. Richard Callahan was inspired through metal bands such as Pantera, Testament, and Metallica. Keyboardist Don Elbert’s music career comes from a soft blues background. Percussionist Elbert Wright began his musicianship with jazz. Alex Blair, the bassist, is a high school orchestra director who had been taught by a diverse blend of instrumentalists from the classical to modern day music.
For drummer Kevin Ewalt, music has taken him around the world, including South America. With the various backgrounds of euphonious influences came the birth of a distinctive sound. Come and check it out!
 Annagrey is a singer/songwriter and passionate stage performer. Her love of life and music flows from her soul and is undeniable on stage and in her studio recordings. Annagrey has a powerful voice that will capture your heart with the truth and depth of her lyrics. She was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, appearing on three episodes ending as a finalist during Oprah's Pop Star Challenge. She has also toured with LeAnn Rimes as a back-up singer and is a career studio singer, with her work in advertisements and radio station identifications heard all over the world. Annagrey has released three full length albums. Her most recent work is self titled and was released in April of 2014.
 Purple Velvet Fox Jazz, is a group of dedicated jazz musicians playing fusion, classic, and experimental jazz. The band aims to play red hot, driving jazz at the highest level. PVF is comprised of a quartet of core musicians. Gary Hatcher on guitar and band leader, Joe Snider percussionist, Jacob Wellman on sax, and Alex Blair on bass. The Fox often invites other accomplished musicians to appear with the group on instruments such as saxophone, trumpet, trombone, keyboard and vocals. PVF plays fusion and modal jazz along with a large repertoire of classic jazz tunes selected from the deep canon of jazz music.
  Original compositions as well as original arrangements of classic tunes are performed. Works are selected from greats like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Benny Golson, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and more. Expect to hear improvisation on R & B, experimental jazz and original compositions by band members.
The exceptional sounds of Fox send you on a musical journey filled with jazzy moods and soundscapes from smooth jazz to rocking fusion and improvisation. The mix of melodies and beats form PVF is sure to engage the listener and get feet tapping. 

Texas Speaker Series presents Dana Bowman
September 18 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $20
$15 for students and veterans

Dana Bowman has astounded the nation and the world with his drive, determination, and will to succeed. He is a retired Sergeant First Class with the U.S. Army where he was a Special Forces Soldier and a member of the U.S. Army’s elite parachute team, the Golden Knights. Dana Bowman is a double amputee. He lost his legs in an accident during the annual Golden Knights training in Yuma, Arizona, in 1994.
On February 6,1994, Bowman gained worldwide attention when he and his teammate Sgt. Jose Aguillon collided in midair during the team’s annual training. Bowman and Aguillon were practicing a maneuver known as the Diamond Track. The maneuver calls for the jumpers to streak away from each other for about a mile and then turn 180 degrees and fly back toward each other crisscrossing in the sky. Bowman and Aguillon had demonstrated the Diamond Track more than fifty times without a mistake, but this time was different.
Rather than crisscrossing, the two skydivers slammed into each other at a combined speed of 300 miles per hour. Aguillon died instantly. Bowman’s legs were severed from his body, one above the knee and one below the knee. Bowman’s parachute opened on impact. Nine months later, he turned this tragedy into a triumph when he became the first double amputee to re-enlist in the United States Army. Bowman re-enlisted in the United States Army airborne style, skydiving with his commander into the ceremony, making his dream a reality. This achievement is just one example of Bowman’s many successes under adverse circumstances. After Dana’s re-enlistment, he became the U.S. Parachute Team’s lead speaker and recruiting commander. Dana has been fortunate to have the opportunity to let his speeches touch so many from the physically challenged to the able-bodied. He strives to show physically challenged people can still work and excel in today’s society and military. Dana emphasizes the words amputee and uselessness are not synonymous.

Dana has given more than 400 speeches in the last few years and has been featured in magazines such as Sports Illustrated, Reader’s Digest, People and many more. There have also been numerous television programs which focused on Dana and his story. Some of the programs include: Dateline, A Current Affair, Real TV, NBC Person of the Week, Day and Date and Extra.
Dana retired from the United States Army in 1996. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in commercial aviation at the University of North Dakota in May of 2000. Dana spends a great deal of his personal time working with other amputees and disabled or physically challenged people. "Dana inspires other amputees to walk again. His future plans are to continue to speak to the public and fly helicopters. 

Tyler Children's Clothing Consignment Sale

Over 1,000 East Texas families selling their gently used items.
Children’s Clothing Consignment Sale
Sept 11-13, 2014 at 9 am each day
Harvey Convention Center Tyler, Texas
Over 1,000 East Texas families gather twice a year to sell their gently used, name brand items. We fill over 30,000 sq. ft. as well as a tent outside in the parking lot. We have it all. Toys, clothes, books, furniture, baby equipment, maternity items as well as household furniture and home decor. Come Join East Texas' Largest Consignment Sale. Visit our website for more details. Where Smart Moms Find Great Deals.

2014 Economic Forecast Summit featuring Stuart


Sept 11 at 7 pm

Join The University of Texas at Tyler, College of Business and Technology, and The Hibbs Institute for Business and  Economic Research as we welcome Stuart Varney for a discussion on current economic issues. Dinner will be served. Sponsorships are currently available.   

Family Fun Fishing Tournament

 Date: September 13, 2014  Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Description:
Bring the whole family out to a morning of fishing and fun. The Texas Wildlife and Fisheries will help conduct a free clinic prior to the event beginning. Prizes will be given to the youth of each family along with a certificate of participation. This is a great event for the entire family.

East Texas Book Fest

September 13- 10 am on the TJC Campus

 Some 60 Texas authors who write in many genres and for all ages will display their books and chat with readers. In addition, professionals will demonstrate and explain various literacy projects for children and adults. Other experts will lead seminars to make reading more meaningful and rewarding to all as well as help writers improve their craft and sales.

 Larry the Cable Guy

September 13- 7:30 pm at The Cowan Center

on the campus of UT Tyler

Let’s “Git-R-Done” folks with LARRY THE CABLE GUY! Larry is finally making the trek to Tyler for his first appearance in our neck of the woods. The lovable LARRY THE CABLE GUY will fit right in here in the heart of East Texas with his down home humor to open our 18th Cowan Center Season. Larry’s road to stardom began with the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour” featuring Jeff Foxworthy and Bill Engvall (both of whom have already brought laughs to the Cowan Center). Larry then went on to host numerous specials for Comedy Central including “Tailgate Party” and “The Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy,” plus various specials for VH1 and CMT networks. While his standup and hosting chops always provoke uncontrolled hilarity, he is also known as the beloved voice of Mater in the Golden Globe-winning animated feature film Cars and Cars 2 from Disney/Pixar. Current host of “Only in America,” on the History Channel, LARRY THE CABLE GUY visits various sites across the country revealing bits of history while immersing himself in different lifestyles, jobs and hobbies that celebrate the American experience. Larry also started the Git-R-Done Foundation, emphasizing philanthropy for children’s and veteran’s causes. *adult humor and language, not appropriate for children and some adults


Justice Clarence Thomas

September 16 at 7:30 pm 

Supreme Court Associate Justice, CLARENCE THOMAS, was born in the Pin Point

community of Georgia near Savannah, June 23, 1948. Appointed in 1991, Justice Thomas is the second African-American justice to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States after the retirement of Justice Thurgood Marshall. His best-selling book, My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir recounts his early childhood in the Deep South and his upbringing by his grandparents, his time in college and law school, and his career in government.


East Texas State Fair

September 19-28 click here for more info


The East Texas State Fair is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes through the operation of an annual event promoting education, entertainment and the spirit of competition.
Each year brings additional attractions for the entire family to enjoy. This season the East Texas State Fair will host Bixby's Rainforest Rescue, Swifty Swine Racing Pigs, Sandscapes 75-ton sand sculpture, free nightly concerts, great retail and informational vendors and of course, food, food and more food!!!
Gate Tickets
  Child    5 & Under:    Free
  Youth   6-12:            $5.00
  Adult   13 & Up:       $8.00

 Carnival Tickets
      Weekday (M-F) Unlimited Ride Armbands: $25.00
      Sheet of 22 Tickets:                                  $25.00
      Sheet of 50 Tickets:                                  $60.00
      Individual Ticket:                                        $1.25

Check out the Junior Livestock Show and the Open LiveStock Show at the Livestock Pavilions.

Mario's Italian Restaurant

They do not have a website, but this is one of our favorite restaurants!

Mario's is a local Italian restaurant nestled back in a strip center off of broadway/I-69 just south of Heritage (south of Carmike movie theater).  I can never seem to figure out the hours of operation and we have stopped by on multiple occasions when they were closed.  My wife and I visited once for a date night.  The place looks a lot better on the inside than on the outside, it is your typical Italian restaurant with cozy booths and tables with a nice romantic atmosphere.  They also have live music on Fridays and Saturdays.The spread:  This place has apparently been in operation since 1977, so it is old school Italian-American.  The
appetizers range from bruschetta, fried mozzarella, fried zucchini, fried calamari, etc.  They also serve pizzas with all the regular toppings.  The entrees range from chicken/shrimp primavera, blackened snapper, venetian chicken/veal, chicken/veal marsala/piccata/milanese, etc.  We tried the bruschetta, fried ravioli, pizza, chicken piccata, fettuccine alfredo.The verdict:  I really liked the atmosphere of this place.  It is old school Italian with Frank Sinatra playing in the background.  The waiter was young, but attentive
and provided good service.  The food was also very good, some of the best pizza in town.  My wife and I really liked the fried ravioli.  The pasta were good as well.  Overall, the place had good food, plenty of it and a nice atmosphere.  It isn't cutting edge real Italian cooking, but it is good, reasonable priced stick to your ribs food.  What's not to like?
This blog turned out longer than I thought!!  Look for us again toward the end of September!! Wow it will be FALL then****
                                          And we will be burning fires nightly again
So until next time
Innkeeper Becca signing off!!

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn_Best in East Texas 22 Jul 2014, 3:45 pm

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
We all know it is hot in East Texas-especially during the Dog Days of
Summer-but let's admit that this year has been pretty nice-no 100+ days
yet and even a cool front coming through in the middle of July!!
Toward the end of July and going into August-believe it or not-there
is alot of "getting ready" for back to school!!
And, of course, last minute get aways-before school begins-
thus there are not a whole lot of special events in the area-
the blog I am posting will give you dates for the next two -Canton First Monday weekends-some of the events we know of through the middle of
September-and then, as we usually do in this blog-features of some of the places in the area that you may want to visit when you stay at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast.

This is always fun!

East Texas Wedding Extravaganza

2014     July 27 12:30 pm

Wonderful prizes and vendors present with show specials for anyone planning an event, or a wedding.  They want to make YOUR WEDDING DAY the best day that it can be!Bring your fiancé to double your chances to win great prizes, bring your family to include them in your decision making and/or bring you bridesmaids to make some memories.  .You don't want to miss it! Best Bridal Show In East Texas!For more information, please call 903-570-0364. For more info click here



For over 150 years Canton, Texas has welcomed Shoppers to the World Famous First Monday Trade Days. is your First Monday "Fone" Book online, helping you find the bargains you're shopping for at Canton Trade Days. Discover the merchants at the Grand Daddy of all Flea Markets, Canton First Monday Trade Days! Known worldwide as that "Canton Flea Market", First Monday Trade Days got it's name in the 1850's as the Circuit Judge came to the County Seat on the First Monday of every month. Swapping and trading just naturally sprang up around the Courthouse Square the weekend before Court on Monday. First Monday was moved to it's present location in 1965 and now up to 7500 vendors gather in Canton, Texas every month to display their wares from "apparel to zithers".


It's a world class event attracting the very best competitive pilots from across the United States and the world.

Considered by many of the pilots that compete at the Great Texas Balloon Race to be the best run event on the circuit, the Great Texas Balloon Race earned Longview the official designation as "The Balloon Capital of Texas" by the Governor of Texas in 1985. 

In 2013 Gregg County was proclaimed "The Balloon Race Capital of Texas" by the 83rd Texas Legislature.

Balloon Flights begin the National event on Tuesday morning with a flight over the City of Longview and continue each morning through Sunday over Kilgore, Longview and East Texas Regional Airport. Launch and landing sites change each day as they are always determined by wind and the weather.

Balloon Glows on Friday and Saturday night entertain crowds with an awesome display of color and excitement. One of the most popular things to do at the event as the public is able to get up close and watch how balloons are inflated and operate.

Live Concerts: Friday, August 1st is Roger Creager and Saturday, August 2nd is Tracy Lawrence. 

Kids Land is a safe restricted area for children that requires a small separate entry fee. Activities and attractions differ from year to year but it is always a fun time.

Vendors display their arts, crafts and other merchandise in booths lined up along an improvised midway.

Food Vendors make sure there is always enough to eat and drink during the day and evening.  Takes place July 29th - August 3rd

Southern Gospel Concert    Sunday Aug. 3 6PM


 Come join with us for an exciting concert with The Southern Plainsmen.  Let's Praise the Lord and have a great time as this talented and dedicated group shares the love of Jesus Christ!  Bring a friend - Christians can have fun too! Call 903-592-6364 for more info.

A Couple of cooking opportunities

 Cooking Heart to Heart

Join us at 10 am the first Thursday of the month, in the Whitney Cafe seating area of the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital to learn about heart healthy cooking with heart healthy ingredients! Trinity Mother Frances nutritionists and chefs will be on hand to instruct and demonstrate delicious dishes that are also great for you! Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your cooking skills and your health...

Aug 7 10 AM  

Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital

800 E. Dawson
Tyler, TX 75703
For questions...
City of Tyler Presents "New Orleans Cuisine"
Start Date/Time: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:00 PM 

End Date/Time: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 8:00 

Guest Chef: Jack Lewis, Rick's and Danny Cace, Reinhard Foods;
Details: Adult Class; "New Orleans Cuisine," receive recipes and enjoy a meal.
Cost: $15 per person; pre-registration required and space is limited.
For more information please call Debbie Isham at (903) 531-1214.

Welcome to the JBF East Texas/Tyler Sale - Aug 7-9, 2014 at Tyler Fairgrounds!
Celebrating our FIRST Successful year here in East Texas!!! Happy Birthday JBF East Texas/Tyler!
Welcome to JBF East Texas/Tyler!!  You won't want to miss the BEST children's and maternity consignment sale, where you can find some of the most incredible new and gently used items for your growing families!  Once you see how much you can save at JBF, you won't want to miss another sale!  Make plans now to join us to celebrate our first year in East Texas!
Don't Miss our Fall (ALL SEASON SALE) upcoming! We will be celebrating our FIRST BIRTHDAY on Thursday night, August 7th!  Website is
        location is

Tyler, Texas 75702         For questions...  903-275-5630 or 903-597-2501


Phil Wickham in Concert

Phil Wickham is coming to Dayspring UMC in Tyler! Friday, August 8 @ 07:00pm!

$15 Online
$30 VIP (meal, Q/A with Phil, ticket)
For more information, call Aaron Laird, at 903-581-0550.

In August At The 

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory 1971
August 9 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $7
 A poor boy wins the opportunity
 to tour the most eccentric and
 wonderful candy factory of all.

Edwin McCain in concert

August 16 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are: $35 rows A-E; $30 rows D-K; 

Balcony rows AA-CC are $25 and DD-EE are $20

VIP Boxes are $200 and seat 4 per box
Edwin McCain’s voice is everywhere.  At any given moment, a radio station is
 playing one of his songs.  An American Idol hopeful is belting out “I’ll Be.”  
A newlywed couple is dancing to “I Could Not Ask for More.” There’s Edwin 
singing the National Anthem before the Atlanta Braves and the Dodgers play for 
the pennant.  Before a NASCAR race at Talladega.  And at the NBA Finals.  
We hear him in over 100 concert halls throughout the country every year, and 
that’s not even counting the performances at the Super Bowl Village and 
fundraisers for Habitat for Humanity, the Wildflower Camp Foundation, 
Kyle Petty’s Victory Junction Gang and so many more. McCain’s innate
 ability to write and perform songs that somehow every listener claims 
as their own has made him one of the most enduring and downright likable
 entertainers of our generation.

The New York Times dubs Edwin the “great American romantic,” and his fans 
do certainly agree but it’s the FUN that brings them back to his concerts every
 single time he comes through town.  Edwin roars through soulful renditions of 
his songs, tosses in irrepressible vintage R&B rhythms and turns his concerts 
into parties.  His between-song-banter is more stand-up than rock star, drawing 
as many laughs as cheers.

“It’s not about chart positions or record sales or anything like that,” insists the
man with 11 albums, a wall of platinum and gold albums that have sold in the
millions, and reams of Top 10, 20 and 40 hits, “it just has to do with people
coming together and sharing a moment, that's it. And that’s all I ever wanted
to do. I just love that moment in the small club and bar where every single
person in there has a moment where it’s silent and they get it and it’s beautiful,
that moment where the music that’s coming off the stage is much more than the
players and much more than the audience and something happens and you’re
sitting there and your hair stands up. That’s it, man. I love it.”
“It’s not about chart positions or record sales or anything like that,” insists the
man with 11 albums, a wall of platinum and gold albums that have sold in the
millions, and reams of Top 10, 20 and 40 hits, “it just has to do with people
coming together and sharing a moment, that's it. And that’s all I ever wanted
to do. I just love that moment in the small club and bar where every single
person in there has a moment where it’s silent and they get it and it’s beautiful,
that moment where the music that’s coming off the stage is much more than the
players and much more than the audience and something happens and you’re
sitting there and your hair stands up. That’s it, man. I love it.”
Opening for Edwin McCain is "Michealis"
 Michaelis is made up of Meagan, Mallory and Madeline—their surname 
doubles as their band name—the group has been winning over audiences throughout its native Texas since youngest member Madeline was only 5 years old. “They’d sneak me through the back door of the honky-tonk and then I had to leave right after the show,” says Madeline.  Now all grown up, the girls spent the past two years collaborating with visionary Nashville producer Dave Brainard (Jerrod Niemann, Brandy Clark)
on their debut album, a collection of songs that marries the traditional country their father played for them while growing up with the ’90s showmanship of artists like 
Garth Brooks, Shania Twain and, another Texas trio, the Dixie Chicks.

With harmonies as tight as their sisterly bond and a sexy, swaying sound all their own, Michaelis is a breath of fresh air in an often stifled and male-heavy musical environment.  “There is no fabrication going on with our songs. It’s very much us and we’re part of their creation. 
Our songs are about love, our faith and how we see the world—and how we wish other
 people would see the world,” says Meagan, 25, who sings lead. Raven-haired Mallory, 
21, rocks the rhythm guitar and, as the heart of the band, lays down the group’s signature
 low harmonies, while 18-year-old Madeline is the trio’s multi-instrumentalist, playing 
lead guitar, mandolin and nearly anything with strings, while providing a near-angelic
 high harmony. “I hope people can admire the love in our family and our relationship when they
 hear our music, because we’re best friends,” Mallory says. “We’d like that to 
speak to people.” 

Last but not least-Who you gonna call?
Ghostbusters 1984
August 23 at 3 p.m.
Tickets are $7

 Three unemployed parapsychology
 professors set up shop as a unique 
 ghost removal service.

First Monday Trade days in August are August 28-Sept 1!!
Here is something unique and fun-it will get you out on one of our beautiful lakes
 Cap'n Morgan's Cruises 903-530-5305

A family- owned and operated business, Cap'n
 Morgan's Cruises has been touring Lake Palestine
for over 10 years. We know Lake Palestine, the safe
areas, the wildlife, the fishing, and the history of this
secluded pearl of East Texas.
Whether you're looking for an afternoon excursion,
 a vacation or something special like a family reunion,
 we've got the gear and expertise to help you enjoy
the great outdoors.

Your Cap'n is here to serve you and your family or friends. We supply Coast Guard approved safety equipment including flotation devices for all sizes and
ages. We'll brief you on lake features, and you tell your Cap'n what you'd like
to do. You are in charge of the tour!  Sight see, swim, fish, tube, learn to drive!

Seasonal  Specials

Summertime is party time! Special rates

for 4-hour tours and 2-hour Sunrise or Sunset tours. Winter season features Wildlife and birding tours as well as "learning tours" for teachers of ecology, biology, and history

Another Venue
Tours of Tyler
The possibilities are many. Historic walking or driving tours, shopping
 tours and haunted tours!! You decide or combine some together. Click on the 
link above.  Stay tuned-because they are sponsoring a Comic Con in October that 
will be so great!!

So our next blog will be in a few weeks-it will be short and sweet-then this blogger will take a
break for a couple of weeks and be back with some great HAPPENINGS to start the Fall!!
So stay tuned and check back often  AND don't forget
THE place to stay in Tyler is THE ROSEVINE INN BED AND 
 Innkeeper Becca signing off!