May 2010, Events in Grapevine, Texas

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Summer is just around the corner, school is almost out and Grapevine is the perfect destination for all your summer plans. There’s no better place to celebrate the outdoors than in Grapevine, the premier leisure destination in North Texas. The month of May brings many exciting events, including Main Street Outdoor Adventure May 21, 22 and 23. We’ll be grillin’, chillin’ and thrillin’ at this three-day event for the entire family. And our SummerBlast Friday night Fireworks show returns on May 28. With all that’s happening in May, Grapevine is the perfect place to kick-off your summer!



The First Friday Film Series at the Palace

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May 7
7:30 p.m.
$7.50 or $5 with same-day Grapevine receipt

Starring: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman & Katharine Ross
The action is mainly seen through the eyes of Benjamin Braddock is a confused 21-year-old who is worried about his future but who does not simply want to follow the commercial path of his affluent family and their friends.  His life becomes complicated when he is embroiled in an affair with an older woman, Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father’s business partner.  It becomes impossible when he falls in love with Mrs. Robinson’s daughter Elaine.


Upcoming Film Schedule:

Talk To Her
June 4

Fantasia
July 2

2001: A Space Odyssey
August 6

Toy Story
September 3

The Big Lebowski
October 1

Back to the Future
November 5


Nash Farm

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626 Ball Street

May 8
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

There’s a new trend developing: urban homesteading. Learn how to find new ways to do more for yourself and become less dependent on mass-produced items. Learn how to grow a garden, keep chickens, and raise bees in an urban setting. This free event with hourly talks on each subject will focus on adult learners.

Afternoons at the Farm
May 14
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

The farm is open to the public for an afternoon on the farm! Come visit the farm and chat with chickens, dig in the dirt, take a hay wagon ride and tour the tools.  Free to the public.


Grapevine Vintage Railroad

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Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

National Train Day
May 8
Discount Tickets

Mother’s Day
May 9
Moms Ride Free

Main Street Outdoor Adventure Mini-Excursions
May 21, 22 & 23
45 Minute Excursions

Great Train Robberies
Saturdays & Sundays May 29 through September 5

Memorial Day Train
May 31
Special Trip on Monday

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.


National Tourism Week
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May 8 – 16

The Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau joins other organizations and cities across the United States in the annual salute to travel and tourism in America with National Travel and Tourism Week.

Visitors to Grapevine will be given an “Official Grapevine Visitor” sticker when they stop by the Visitor Information Center.  Participating merchants in Historic Downtown Grapevine will provide discounts to visitors who present their sticker during National Travel and Tourism Week. Then on May 12, Visitor Appreciation Day, visitors can enjoy complimentary cookies at the Visitor Information Center.


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Thursdays & Saturdays
Until October 16
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Liberty Park, 200 Block of South Main

Come to Grapevine and experience open-air European-style shopping in Historic Downtown Grapevine, featuring the finest in handmade jewelry, home décor, antiques and a whole lot more.


Grapevine Opry – At the Palace

May 1
Country Music Showcase

May 8
Legends – Hank Done it This Way

May 15
Country Music Showcase

May 22 & Sunday 23
Main Street Outdoor Adventure 30 minute Matinees

May 28
Gospel Country Showcase

May 29
In Memory of:  Memorial Day Tribute

All shows $15 & $10
7:30 p.m.

The premier live country music show in Texas, the Grapevine Opry has established a tradition of excellence seldom equaled for this type of 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.

Discount rates are available for groups of 25 or more when paid in advance. Reservations are required for most shows. All reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card. Any cancellations must be made within 24 hours of show time.
Call 817-481-8733 for complete details.
*Discounts are unavailable for special theme shows.


Main Street Outdoor Adventure Festival

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Historic Downtown Grapevine

Discover the adventures waiting for you at Grapevine’s 26th Annual Main Street Outdoor Adventure festival on May 21, 22 & 23.  This fun-filled adventure in Historic Downtown Grapevine highlights the city as the ideal place to enjoy an active lifestyle and the great outdoors.  Kick off summer in Grapevine where families gather for that ultimate grillin’, chillin’ and thrillin’ experience!  Festivities include an outdoor exhibition featuring interactive activities and grilling demonstrations. Festival guests will have the opportunity to watch and/or participate in scuba diving, BMX stunts, trampoline acrobat stunts, quad bungee jumping, kayaking, carnival and midway, and much more. The West Coast Wine Experience, showcasing wines from Washington, Oregon and California, is one of the latest additions to Main Street Outdoor Adventure this year. Le Baron Ranch and 1221 wines from Sonoma County will be featured among several other West Coast wines.  Unlimited ride passes for the carnival are available Friday night from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Purchase online in advance for $25 or during the festival for $30 each.


SummerBlast! Fireworks

SummerblastFridays May 28 – September 3
Over Lake Grapevine
9:30 p.m.

For 15 consecutive weeks this summer, the skies overlooking Grapevine will be filled with a glowing array of colors as the city presents a firework spectacular every Friday night starting Memorial Day weekend. Ideal viewing spots are available at the rooftop of the Gaylord Texan’s parking garage and along the shores of Lake Grapevine.


Grapevine Convention Center

Metroplex Doll Club
May 1 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The 24th annual “Parade of Dolls” features a mixture of antique and modern collectible dolls, bears, books, miniatures, clothing, vintage fabrics and accessories.  Adults $5 children, 12 and under $2.

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Guinea Pig Hoedown
May 2 – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Whether you own a guinea pig, are thinking about adopting a rescued pet, or just want to enjoy a fun day out with the family, you’re invited to join us for the Texas Rustlers Guinea Pig Rescue’s 5th Annual Hoedown! Admission is free.

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J & J Promotions Bead Show
May 21 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
May 22 – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
May 23 – 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Free admission and free parking. Enjoy beading and jewelry classes.  Wholesale and retail sale opportunities.  Over 30 vendors.  For more information call 505-894-1293
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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
www.GrapevineConventionCenter.com for the most up-to-date information.





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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A list of homes for sale in Grapevine, Texas, MLS (as of 4/15/2010)

Grapevine Texas Home For Sale

90-Day Market Update -Grapevine, TX Real Estate. As of this report, there are currently 211 homes listed as active in Grapevine, Texas, Multiple Listing Service (MLS).  That is 60 more homes available for sale in the Grapevine MLS compared to 90 days ago, an expected seasonal increase.  It is also 15 more homes available then 180 days ago.

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 4/15/2010. Click here to view a complete list of the 211 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 10
$150,000 – 199,999 37
$200,000 – 249,999 40
$250,000 – 299,999 45
$300,000 – 399,999 48
$400,000 – 100,000,000 31
All Listings 211

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

A list of homes for sale in Keller, Texas, MLS (as of 4/14/2010)

90-Day Market Update – Keller, TX Real Estate.  As of this report, there are currently 398 homes listed as active in Keller, Texas, Multiple Listing Service (MLS).  That is 60 more homes available for sale in the Keller MLS compared to 90 days ago, an expected seasonal increase.  It is also 42 less homes available then 180 days ago.

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 4/14/2010. Click here to view a complete list of the 398 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 32
$150,000 – 199,999 34
$200,000 – 299,999 98
$300,000 – 399,999 94
$400,000 – 599,999 76
$600,000 – 100,000,000 64
All Listings 398

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

April 2010, Events in Grapevine, Texas

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Grapevine is the place to be this spring! The weather is just perfect, and there are many opportunities in Grapevine this month to soak in some sunshine! Come discover all that Grapevine has to offer. Grapevine is the premier leisure destination in North Texas. With extraordinary hotels, a variety of unique stores for great shopping, an abundance of restaurants, attractions for everyone in the family and a one-of-a-kind urban wine trail, a weekend in Grapevine is a wonderful experience.


The First Friday Film Series at the Palace

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April 2
7:30 p.m.
$7.50 or $5 with same-day Grapevine receipt

Starring Julie Andrews, James Garner, and Robert Preston
Victoria is a poverty-stricken soprano trying to find work in Paris in the 1930s.  With the help of a worldly-wise nightclub singer, she invents her alter-ego Victor, a female impersonator who is hired to sing at a fashionable night spot.  “You want me to be a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman?”  Interwoven throughout the comedy are musical numbers with some surprisingly astute observations about gender perceptions, discrimination and the battle of the sexes.

Tickets for all concerts and movies on sale now!

Upcoming Film Schedule:

The Graduate
May 7

Talk To Her
June 4

Fantasia
July 2

2001: A Space Odyssey
August 6

Toy Story
September 3

The Big Lebowski
October 1

Back to the Future
November 5


Easter Bunny Fun Runs!

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April 3 & 4
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
$20 Adults
$10 Children

Hippity, Hop, Hop! Celebrate Easter weekend aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad along with a special guest – the Easter Bunny! Pose for pictures with the Easter Bunny while enjoying this fun train ride. Free candy for the kids.



Great Taste of Grapevine
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Hilton DFW Lakes Conference Center
April 8
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$25 pre-sales, $30 at the door

35+ Restaurants, One Night, One Place! Bon Appétit! Entertainment provided by “The Rumble Kings.”
Admission includes sampling all foods, souvenir wine glass, plate and tote bag plus one complimentary wine/beer drink. Cash bar. No strollers, please.


Order your tickets online…



LIVE! At the Palace Concert Series

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April 9
7:30 p.m.
$15 and $20 reserved seating

A self-taught guitarist, Trace Bundy has been dubbed “The Acoustic Ninja.”  Never using a pick, only his fingers, Trace has created a reputation for himself as a guitar virtuoso.

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April 30
7:30 p.m.
$15 and $20 reserved seating
Joseph Vincelli has the ability to create music from an array of sources which many others would consider stretching the limits.  His diversity with the art of music has given him such honors as the 1998 recipient of the Scott Joplin Award for achievement and the 2000 Hall of Fame winner at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday festival.

Tickets for all concerts and movies on sale now!


9th Annual Spring Into Nash Farm

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10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
626 Ball St.

FREE Family Fun!
Play Heritage Games * Pony Rides * Meet Farm Animals * Milk a Goat * Tractor Rides * Plant the Kitchen Garden

Learn about life on the farm!  Have old-fashioned fun! Hot dog lunch and beverages available from Grapevine AMBUCS. There’s also fresh-churned ice cream available for purchase.  Additional parking is across the street at Cannon Elementary and at the Botanic Garden.  For more information call 817-410-3585.


Grapevine Market
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Thursdays & Saturdays
April 10 to October 16
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Liberty Park, 200 Block of South Main

Come to Grapevine and experience open-air European-style shopping in Historic Downtown Grapevine, featuring the finest in handmade jewelry, home décor, antiques and a whole lot more.

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New Vintage Jazz Wine Trains Presented by Park Place Motorcars Bedford

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April 16 & 17
6:40 p.m. boarding
$55 per ticket

There’s nothing like good jazz, fine wine and a trip back in time. The one-of-a-kind wine tasting experience begins with the remarkable New Vintage Jazz Wine Train.  The captivating excursion features several Grapevine wines, delicious dinner and live jazz entertainment in each passenger car. Advanced reservations are required. 

Purchase your tickets today!


The Blessing of the Vines and New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail Presented by Park Place Motorcars Bedford
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Blessing of the Vines
April 17, 2010
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Delaney Vineyards
2000 Champagne Blvd.
Free Admission

On Saturday, April 17, start the day at Delaney Vineyards with hundreds of wine enthusiasts gathering to take part in the Blessing of the Vines and New Vintage Wines, a centuries-old European ceremony to ensure robust vines and savory grapes. The ceremony begins with a colorful procession through the largest vineyard in North Texas. Join Grapevine dignitaries, the Knights of Columbus, Mariachis and other wine enthusiasts. A complimentary wine tasting with live entertainment will follow.

New Vintage Wine Trail
April 17, 2010
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Grapevine Wineries
$45 per passport
The New Vintage Wine Trail begins at 11 a.m. and will run through 5 p.m., offering a memorable journey to experience first-hand the many unique winery tasting rooms of Grapevine. Complimentary shuttle service is available to all of Grapevine’s winery tasting rooms, which include: Cross Timbers Winery, Delaney Vineyards, La Bodega Winery, Farina’s Winery and Café, D’Vine Wine, Homestead Winery, La Buena Vida Vineyards and Su Vino Winery. Each winery features live musical entertainment, delicious food offerings and interaction with the brilliant winemakers and proprietors who make it all happen.  Individual winery tickets are available the day of the event at the winery of your choice.

Order your tickets today…


New Vintage Gallery Art Show
April 17, 2010
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
300 S. Main St.
Free Admission

The New Vintage Gallery Art Show in the Palace Arts Center will feature more than 30 local artists displaying and selling original oils, watercolors, and photographs as well as pottery, sculpture, jewelry and hand-woven textiles. Come on by and enjoy live music throughout the day, meet the artists and support local art.

Viticulture Seminars
April 17, 2010
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
At the Gazebo on Main St.
Free Admission
Learn while having fun!  Fran Pontasch from AgriLife will give a brief but informative overview of “How to Plant & Grow.”  Also, the Texas Department of Agriculture will explain in detail their traveling exhibit “Economic Impact of the Wine Industry in Texas.”  Enjoy these 15 minute seminars while you take a break from the wine trail.  Each family may receive one grape vine (while supplies last).


Grapevine Opry – At the Palace

Saturday – April 3
New Artist Spotlight

Saturday – April 10
Country Music Showcase

Friday – April 23
Gospel Country Showcase

Saturday – April 24
Fabulous Fifties Showcase

All shows $15 & $10
7:30 p.m.

The premier live country music shows in Texas, the Grapevine Opry has established a tradition of excellence seldom equaled for this type of 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.

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 within 24 hours of show time.
Call 817-481-8733 for complete details.
*Discounts are unavailable for special theme shows.


Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Puffy-9-06Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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.




Grapevine Convention Center

Texas Coin Show
April 16 – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
April 17 – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
April 18 – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Admission is $2, and free parking is available.  Sign up to win three gold door prizes.  Browse numismatic supplies.  There is always have 24-hour police security.
For more information call 214-535-3465 or e-mail TexasCoinShows@aol.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 www.GrapevineConventionCenter.com for the most up-to-date information.





April 10, 2010
Spring Into Nash Farm
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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