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TEXPEX 2016, scheduled for February 26 – 28 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center, 1800 Hwy. 26 E in Grapevine, Texas, will feature some of the best postage stamp and postal history dealers in the nation plus experts on the Butterfield Overland Mail, the Evolution of Barbed Wire and the National Postal Museum at Washington DC.
TEXPEX is the only show in Texas sanctioned by the American Philatelic Society as a part of the World Series of Philately. The winner of the multi-frame stamp and postal history competition will qualify for the national Champion of Champions competition in August. The three-day TEXPEX offers free admission and free parking to everyone.
Besides the free informative seminars, the show includes a special selection of national stamp and cover dealers who bring millions of stamps to the show for serious collectors and beginners alike. The show will include a special postal substation from the Grapevine Post Office with modern stamps and a special souvenir postal cancellation. Stamp specialty societies will gather at the event including the Texas Philatelic Association (TPA) that will be holding its 119th Annual Meeting.
The City of Grapevine has joined Nextdoor.com. Nextdoor.com is a free, private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. Nextdoor.com states that people are using Nextdoor.com to alert one another about suspicious activity in your neighborhood, alert neighbors about a missing pet, find a trustworthy babysitter, find a new home for an outgrown bike, organize a neighborhood watch group, etc.
Nextdoor’s mission is to use the power of technology to build stronger and safer neighborhoods. Watch for City of Grapevine news items, events and/or alerts on Nextdoor.com.
We’re celebrating Valentine the whole month of February with “Art For The Heart”. Giddens Gallery has marked with “HEARTS”, special priced works throughout the gallery. Browse the gallery for the piece of art that speaks to your Heart or the Heart of a Loved One.
Open daily Tuesday – Saturday from 11am – 6pm
Giddens Gallery of Fine Art
624 S Mail St
Daddies and daughters are invited to enjoy an enchanting evening of dancing, food and fun on Friday, January 29 from 7–9 pm or Saturday, January 30 from 4–6 pm or 7–9 pm. This formal affair at the Compass Center, 4201 Pool Road, is a stylish night of dreams, mask wearing and sophistication to help you create memories you and your daughter will cherish for a lifetime.
Tickets now on sale for $15 per person and are available for purchase at The REC, 1175 Municipal Way or by calling 817.410.3450. Don’t forget to wear your mask! Space is limited and the event will sell out quickly.
Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Step back in time and follow the life and legacy of Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker through “The Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit, A Woman OF Two Worlds and a Man IN Two Worlds.” This traveling exhibit features rarely seen photos of Quanah and Cynthia Ann Parker and will be on display in Grapevine’s Tower Gallery January 15 – March 3. The Grapevine Tower Gallery is located at 636 S. Main St.
Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker are two important names in U.S. frontier history. Much can be learned from the dramatic story of these two individuals. In 1836, a Comanche raiding party took Cynthia Ann from her family. Over the following years, she became wife to a Comanche chief and mother to children, including Quanah. After Cynthia Ann was taken back by Texas Rangers, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders both in war and peace.