Feburary 2010, Events in Grapevine, Texas

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Love is in the air, and Grapevine is the ideal destination to celebrate with unique Valentine’s Day events, an abundance of dining options and special settings. With extraordinary hotels, incredible hotel packages and special offers, unparalleled shopping and attractions for everyone, Grapevine is the perfect destination to visit in February.


Grapevine Vintage Railroad

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10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Take the love of your life on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Sweetheart Express. Couples will experience the ultimate sentimental affair at the Cotton Belt Depot in Grapevine, located at 705 S. Main St. The Sweetheart Express brunch and train excursion will run Sunday, Feb. 14.
The magic begins before the ride even starts, as strolling musicians perform for passengers on the platform. The Sweetheart Express includes refreshing mimosas, followed by an enjoyable champagne brunch and dancing at River Ranch in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. During the return trip from the Stockyards to Grapevine, passengers will receive sweet treats from Grapevine merchants to commemorate the occasion.
The Sweetheart Express departs the Cotton Belt Depot at 10:15 a.m. and returns at approximately 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $80 per person and must be purchased in advance at
GVRR.com or by calling 817-410-3123. 

Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Resumes Friday, February 19

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The railroad is serviced by two vintage locomotives which include “Puffy” the 1896 steam locomotive and oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South, and a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children, and $18 for seniors.


Valentine’s Day Wine Trail
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Grapevine Wineries
February 13 & 14
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Love is in the air and a romantic, heart-felt toast is underway.  Feel the love on a wine tasting date — the perfect way to spend some quality time with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day…or grab some friends for a double date on the wine trail!  It’s the ideal place for wine enthusiasts and couples to celebrate the holiday of amore.  Your memorable day of romance begins at Cross Timbers Winery, located at 805 N. Main St. in Grapevine.

Each ticket includes three one-ounce tastes at each winery, a premium bottle of wine, a large wine glass and delectable food samplings.  The wine trail includes visits to eight wineries in Grapevine and a map for a self-guided adventure through the enchanting and historical streets of Grapevine.  Transportation is not available, so be sure to designate a driver.  Enjoy good fun, great love and the finest wines!

Tickets are $45 if purchased before February 12 or $50 when purchased at the door.  To purchase tickets in advance call Cross Timbers Winery at 817-488-6789.


The First Friday Film Series at the Palace

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Friday, February 5
7:30 p.m.

Starring Ali MacGraw, Ryan O’Neal & Tommy Lee Jones

Love Story is the 1970 romantic drama written by Erich Segal and based on his best selling novel.  Directed by Arthur Hiller, this film is well known for being a tragedy and is considered one of the most romantic films of all time by the American Film Institute.  Love Story is also the debut of highly acclaimed actor, Tommy Lee Jones. 


2010 Film Schedule

The Magnificant Seven
March 5

Victor/Victoria
April 2

The Graduate
May 7

Talk To Her
June 4

Fantasia
July 2

2001: A Space Odyssey
August 6


2010 Concert Schedule

Hot Club of Cowtown
March 12

Trace Bundy
April 9

Joseph Vincelli
April 30

Edith’s Follies IV
June 11


BeatleGras
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Sunday, February 21
Palace Theatre
300 S. Main St.
7 p.m.

Flashback to the 60s at the Beatlegras concert. Beatlegras is a nice fusion between acoustic blue grass music and popular Beatles’ songs.

The talented trio will take the stage and entertain with their distinctive and unique sound.  It’s a nice combination that only Beatlegras can deliver.  The band stays original to Beatles melodies – with an extraordinary musical variation.

The trio features Dave Walser on guitar and two of his longtime friends, upright bassist George Anderson and Milo Deering, playing everything from mandolin and fiddle to guitar and dobro.  The group often opens shows with a medley of Hello Goodbye, Back in the USSR and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Beatlegras tickets are $17 and may be purchased by calling 800-838-3006 (Mon through Fri, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.).


6th Annual Grapevine Heritage Jubilee
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Saturday, February 27
Palace Arts Center
300 S. Main St.
6:30 p.m.

If you’re looking for an excuse to dress up in your fancy duds, you won’t want to miss Heritage Jubilee 2010! The event will feature Billy Bob, Billy Joe and Billy Billee – the 3 Redneck Tenors! in their all-new hit show “Broadway Bound.” The 6th Annual Grapevine Heritage Jubilee will be held on Saturday, February 27 at the Historic Palace Arts Center located at 300 S. Main St. in Grapevine. Benefits the Grapevine Heritage Foundation. The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m.   Tickets are $75 per person, which includes a fancy reception before the show.  Grapevine Heritage Foundation members save 10%.



Grapevine Opry – In the Palace Theatre

February 6 – The Outlaw Waylon Jennings
February 13 – Duets & Lovesongs
February 20 – Country Music Showcase

March 6 – Lone Star State of Mind
March 13 – Legends – Marty Robbins
March 20 – Women of Country Music
March 26 – Gospel Country Showcase
March 27 – Legends – Buck Owens

One of the premier live county music shows in the nation, the Grapevine Opry has established a tradition of excellence seldom equaled for this type show in the country music industry. With one of the most acclaimed house bands in the Southwest, the high energy, spontaneous format of every show perfectly compliments the truly great music for which the venue is known.
The Grapevine Opry, Texas’ Premier Country Music Variety Showcase performs 7:30 p.m. every Saturday night – special theme shows every month. Gospel Showcase every fourth Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.
Discount rates are available for groups of 25 or more if paid in advance. Reservations are required for most shows. All reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card. Any cancellations must be made with in 24 hours of show time.
Call 817-481-8733 for complete details.
*Discounts are unavailable for special theme shows.


Grapevine Convention Center4th Annual Pampered Princess Party
Saturday, February 6
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wear your favorite princess dress to this magical party!  The princesses will enjoy amazing glamour stations that includes a mini makeover!  Expect to see Cinderella, Belle and even Snow White. You will get to choose a very fun craft to make too!  Plan on shopping with vendors hand picked just for the girls, princess items, children’s and adult’s clothing, beautiful jewelry and accessories… and much more.

$15 per participating princess.  For more information and to register visit letspretendteaparties.com.

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Divine Consign
Sunday, February 21 – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, February 21 – 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (1/2 price sale)
Monday, February 22 – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. (1/2 price sale)

Divine Consign is the Dallas Metroplex’s favorite twice-yearly consignment sale specializing in the highest quality gently worn children’s and maternity clothing, toys, books, games, DVDs, baby equipment (strollers, exersaucers, etc.) and baby and children’s furniture. $2 entry fee per person on Sunday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. including children . For more information visit divineconsign.net.

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AKS Gem Show
Friday, February 26 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, February 27 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, February 28 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Gems, beads and jewelry show and sale. Only $5 admission and includes free parking. Click here for more information: aksshow.com

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The Grapevine Convention Center is located at 1209 S. Main St. Parking at the Grapevine Convention Center is always free.  Prices for shows vary, visit
GrapevineConventionCenter.com for the most up-to-date information.






February 14, 2010
Sweetheart Express
March 4-7 & 12-14
A Day Out With Thomas™
March 12 & 13, 2010
Chocolate Fest
April 10, 2010
Spring Into Nash
April 16 & 17, 2010
New Vintage Wine Trail & Jazz Wine Train
May 21, 22 & 23, 2010
Main Street Outdoor Adventure
May 28 – September 3, 2010
SummerBlast
July 4, 2010
Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza
September 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2010
GrapeFest®
October 9, 2010
Nash Farm Fall Round-up
October 16, 2010
Butterfly Flutterby
November and December
Christmas Capital of Texas®


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North Texans Will Soon Be Skiing…in Grapevine?

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The World Villages of Grapevine (Texas) will soon begin construction on a $70 million indoor ski slope called Texas Alps, between State Highways 121 and 2499, adjacent to the Grapevine Mills Mall.

The slope, 175 feet tall, 600 feet long and 328 feet wide, will feature extreme skiing, snowboarding, tubing, skiing for beginners and snow play. It will also feature a indoor ice wall for climbing, luge track as well as two outdoor mountain climbing courses on artificial mountains standing as much as 100 feet tall.

Texas Alps is being built by Snow Sport Entertainment which has successfully built three indoor courses in the U.K.. Construction on the project begins soon, with the target opening slated for July, 2011.

GYB Becomes Grapevine Baseball and Softball Association

Here is some new and exciting information for residents of Grapevine, Texas.  Grapevine Youth Baseball (GYB) is officially changing its name to Grapevine Baseball and Softball Association (GBSA) and will be offering a softball program for girls playing Coach Pitch (7U) and above.

GBSA is looking forward to providing girls softball in 2010. To make sure that area girls have the best program, GBSA will strive to offer softball leagues that rival and exceed those offered by other cities.

OPENING DAY CEREMONIES kick off the season on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 9:00am at The Oak Grove Ballfield Complex.  Located at 2520 Oak Grove Loop South Grapevine, Texas 76051

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The 12+ million dollar complex features seven baseball fields ranging in size from blast-ball (3-4 year olds) to a full size Colt/Varsity field (Ages 15-18), two multipurpose softball/baseball fields, four batting cages, sixteen soft toss stations, 800,000 square feet of new turf grass, a concession area, mens/womens/family restrooms, a custom state-of-the-art playground, 275 new trees planted on-site, 270-1,000 watt sports lights on 49 poles, and 310 parking spaces.

The complex also includes an environmentally friendly pumping system to pump untreated water from Lake Grapevine for irrigating the fields.The park is a first in Grapevine with such a huge “green” aspect. A man-made pond has been added to the facility measuring 2.7 acres with a pond capacity of 3.5 million gallons of water. This water, pulled from lake Grapevine, irrigates the baseball, softball, and soccer fields at Oak Grove Park saving dollars by the use of raw water versus treated water.

With Lake Grapevine as the backdrop of Oak Grove Park Ballfield Complex, this incredible facility is one of the most state-of-the-art sports complexes of its kind in North Texas. More than 500,000 people will circulate through this complex each year . Grapevine is proud to call Oak Grove Park Ballfield Complex, their newest playground. Visit the following links for additional information about Grapevine Youth Baseball and/or Grapevine Parks and Recreation: Grapevine, Texas Youth Baseball, Grapevine Parks and Recreation.

Grapevine, Texas is a great place to call home.  For a complete list of homes available for sale in Grapevine, Texas contact Brenda Magness Realty Group at 817.247.2947, or visit www.brendamagness.com/grapevine.php.

A list of homes for sale in Grapevine, Texas, MLS (as of 1/10/2010)

90-Day Market Update -Grapevine, TX Real Estate. As of this report, there are currently 151 homes listed as active in Grapevine, Texas, Multiple Listing Service (MLS).  That is 45 less homes available for sale in the Grapevine MLS compared to 90 days ago, a considerable 23 percent decrease.

View an easy to read list of all homes currently available for sale in the Grapevine, Texas, MLS (Multiple Listing Service) on our website, as of 1/01/2010. Click here to view a complete list of the 151 homes available for sale in Grapevine, Texas, MLS.

Narrow your search, click the price ranges below to view smaller groups of available in Grapevine, TX

Price Range # of Homes
$0 – 149,999 5
$150,000 – 199,999 30
$200,000 – 249,999 23
$250,000 – 299,999 34
$300,000 – 399,999 33
$400,000 – 100,000,000 26
All Listings 151

Brenda Magness Realty Group serves buyers and sellers of real estate in North Texas, including the cities of Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, Westlake and Keller.

Grapevine, Colleyville, Keller, Southlake, HEB, Got Plans? Homebuyer’s Seminar Tonight (1/14/10)

WHO: Anyone who wants to learn more about buying a home
WHAT: Please join us for a FREE Homebuyer’s Seminar
WHERE? Texas Land and Cattle Restaurant* in Bedford, Texas (121 Access Road and Murphy Dr., next to 24 Hour Fitness).
WHEN: Tonight at 6:30 p.m.(Thursday, January 14)
WHY: Get answers to questions like:

Who qualifies for Tax Credit?
When is the deadline?
What is the first step to find a home?
How do I get a mortgage?
What is the best interest rate?
Do I need a Realtor?
How much will it cost me
Can I search for myself on the Web?


Hosted by:  Andy Bearden,  Leading Real Estate Consultant  and  Brenda Magness, Experienced Realtor / Buyers Specialist

Guest Speaker: Rick Barrett, Senior Loan Officer for The Lending Partners

*Dinner optional from the TLC regular menu.

A list of homes for sale in Keller, Texas, MLS (as of 1/11/2010)

90-Day Market Update – Keller, TX Real Estate. As of this report, there are currently 338 homes listed as active in Keller, Texas, Multiple Listing Service (MLS).  That is 102 less homes available for sale in the Keller MLS compared to 90 days ago, a considerable 30 percent decrease.

View an easy to read list of all homes currently available for sale in the Keller, Texas, MLS (Multiple Listing Service) on our website, as of 1/11/2010. Click here to view a complete list of the 338 homes available for sale in Keller, Texas, MLS.

Narrow your search, click the price ranges below to view smaller groups of available in Keller, TX:

Price Range # of Homes
$0 – 149,999 35
$150,000 – 199,999 35
$200,000 – 299,999 89
$300,000 – 399,999 67
$400,000 – 599,999 63
$600,000 – 100,000,000 49
All Listings 338

Brenda Magness Realty Group serves buyers and sellers of real estate in North Texas, including the cities of Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, Westlake and Keller.

Southlake, Texas, a Great Place to Live, Work and Play

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Southlake, Texas, the fifth largest city in Tarrant County at just over 22 square miles, is a prosperous suburb of about 26,000 residents. Conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, it is just minutes from the DFW International Airport. Southlake has a beautiful year round climate, with summers generally in the high 90’s and winters averaging in the 40’s.

Southlake Activities

Southlake boasts many outdoor activities, and is a golf-lovers dream. Southlake is home to the Timarron Country Club, a course well-renowned in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The city boasts several parks, miles of walking trails, community centers, tennis centers, and numerous ball fields.

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The Southlake Town Square is a highly popular outdoor shopping center shopping and activities center in Southlake, renowned across the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. Town Square hosts several entertainment activities year-round, and also features several national retailers, and highlights several local retailers as well. Its state of the art Harkin’s Theater has the largest movie screen in Texas, and features 14 stadium seat theaters. Southlake also is host to food and dining like no other in the DFW Metroplex, with endless amounts of choices of superior dining like The Cheesecake Factory, Rockfish Seafood Grill, and Truluck’s Seafood and Crabhouse just to name a few.

Southlake, TX Education

Southlake is state recognized for their education. For 7 years in a row, Southlake’s Carroll Independent School District has received exemplary status recognition from the State of Texas, the largest school district in the state to do so. Carroll ISD has a zero percent drop out rate coupled with almost a 100 percent attendance rate. Several schools in the district, including Carroll High School, have been named National Blue-Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. Southlake has nationally recognized Accounting, Robotics, and Forensics High School teams. Furthermore, Southlake is minutes from Tarrant County Community College, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Arlington, and several more institutions of higher learning.

Southlake’s great academics is coupled with a great high school football team, the Southlake Carroll Dragons. The Carroll Dragons were ranked #1 in the nation in 2004-2005, and has won state championships in Division 5A-I in 2002, 2004, and 2005, the highest division in Texas High School Football. The Dragons achieved perfect 16-0 seasons in each of their championship years, an amazing accomplishment for Texas High School Football.

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Southlake is home to Fortune 500 company Sabre, the parent company of Travelocity. Southlake is also host to a large branch of Verizon Wireless. Southlake’s economy is well diversified in technology and energy and is just minutes from the downtown Fort Worth business centers.

To find an address, business or other location in Southlake, Texas CLICK HERE

For printable driving directions to Southlake, Texas from anywhere in the US CLICK HERE

Janurary 2010, Events in Grapevine, Texas


Happy New Year!

Make your New Year’s resolution to spend time in Grapevine, Texas in 2010. With extraordinary hotels, a variety of stores for great shopping, an abundance of restaurants, attractions for everyone in the family and a one-of-a-kind urban wine trail, you will find everything you need to make your resolutions come true

Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Grapevine Vitnage Railroad
Saturday, January 2
Sunday, January 3
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Last train until February 14!

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The railroad is serviced by two vintage locomotives which include “Puffy” the 1896 steam locomotive and oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South, and a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive.  Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children, and $18 for seniors.


The First Friday Film Series at the Palace

African QueenThe African Queen
Friday, January 1, 2010
7:30 p.m.

Starring Humphrey Bogart & Katharine Hepburn

Humphrey Bogart won his first and only Oscar for Best Actor in 1951 for his role as Charlie Allnut, the rough and surly captain of the African Queen. Also starring Katharine Hepburn and Robert Morely and set in World War I, The African Queen tells the story of the unlikely romance between Charlie (Bogart) and Rose (Hepburn) and their adventures on the African Queen.


2010 Film Schedule

Love Story
February 5

The Magnificant Seven
March 5

Victor/Victoria
April 2

The Graduate
May 7

Talk To Her
June 4

Fantasia
July 2

2001: A Space Odyssey
August 6


2010 Concert Schedule

Hot Club of Cowtown
March 12

Trace Bundy
April 9

Joseph Vincelli
April 30

Edith’s Follies IV
June 11


Grapevine Opry – In the Palace Theatre

Legends – Making Time With Patsy Cline
Saturday, January 9, 2010

*The Life & Times of Elvis Presley
Saturday, January 16, 2010

Gospel Country Showcase
Friday, January 22, 2010

Artist Spotlight
Saturday, January 23, 2010

Fabulous Fifites Jukebox
Saturday, January 30, 2010

Upcoming Schedule for Winter 2010
February 6 – The Outlaw Waylon Jennings
February 13 – Duets & Lovesongs
February 20 – Country Music Showcase
March 6 – Lone Star State of Mind
March 13 – Legends – Marty Robbins
March 20 – Women of Country Music
March 26 – Gospel Country Showcase
March 27 – Legends – Buck Owens
(An asterisk (*) indicates that discounts and coupons are suspended.)

One of the premier live county music shows in the nation, the Grapevine Opry has established a tradition of excellence seldom equaled for this type show in the country music industry. With one of the most acclaimed house bands in the Southwest, the high energy, spontaneous format of every show perfectly compliments the truly great music for which the venue is known.
The Grapevine Opry, Texas’ Premier Country Music Variety Showcase 7:30 p.m. every Saturday night – special theme shows every month. Gospel Showcase every fourth Friday at 7:30 p.m..
Ticket are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under.
Discounts are unavailable for special theme shows (denoted by an asterisk).
Discount rates are available for groups of 25 or more if paid in advance. Reservations are required for most shows. All reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card. Any cancellations must be made with in 24 hours of show time.
Call 817-481-8733 for complete details.


6th Annual Grapevine Heritage Jubilee
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Saturday, February 27
Palace Arts Center
300 S. Main St.
7 p.m.

If you’re looking for an excuse to dress up in your fancy duds, you won’t want to miss Heritage Jubilee 2010! The event will feature Billy Bob, Billy Joe and Billy Billee – the 3 Redneck Tenors! in their all-new hit show “Broadway Bound.” The Sixth Annual Grapevine Heritage Jubilee will be held on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Historic Palace Arts Center located at 300 S. Main St. in Grapevine. Benefits the Grapevine Heritage Foundation. The festivities will begin at 7 p.m. $75 per person.  Grapevine Heritage Foundation members save %10.



Grapevine Convention CenterHeirloom Productions – Rubber Stamp Festival
Saturday, January 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 10, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Browse booths displaying art rubber stamping, scrap and memory books, card-making, paper crafting, book arts and calligraphy arts!  $6 advance tickets, $8 at the door.
For more information visit
www.heirloompro.com

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Texas Coin Show
Friday, January 15, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, January 16, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, January 17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Admission: $2, free parking.  Sign up to win three gold door prizes.  Browse numismatic supplies and we always have 24-hour police security.
For more information call 214-535-3465 or email: TexasCoinShows@aol.com

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International Scouting Collectors Association Trade-O-Ree
Friday, January 22 – Noon – 11 p.m.
Saturday, January 23 – 9 a.m. – 11 p.m.

A Trade-O-Ree is an event where people buy, sell and trade Boy Scout and Girl Scout memorabilia. It is a great place to acquire items, meet friends and learn about the history of scouting.  Visit http://scouttrader.org for complete details.

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Metroplex Camera Show
Saturday, January 30, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, January 31, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

A weekend camera show that is open to the public! Adults $5, children under 12 enter free with adult.

The Grapevine Convention Center is located at 1209 S. Main St. Prices for shows vary, visit www.GrapevineConventionCenter.com for the most up-to-date information.


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February 14, 2010
Sweetheart Express
March 12 & 13, 2010
ChocolateFest
April 10, 2010
Spring Into Nash Farm
April 16 & 17, 2010
Vintage Wine Trail & Jazz Wine Train
May 21, 22 & 23, 2010
Main Street Outdoor Adventure
Memorial Day – Labor Day 2010
SummerBlast
July 4, 2010
Fourth of July Fireworks
September 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2010
GrapeFest!
October 9, 2010
Nash Farm Fall Roundup
October 16, 2010
Butterfly Flutterby
November and December
Christmas Capital of Texas

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