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WIBBLY WOBBLY TIMEY WIMEY. Grapevine’s British Emporium will be celebrating their 6th Annual Doctor Who Day event on Sunday, October 23 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. This fan event will feature photo opportunities, costume contests, video screenings and more. This event is free and open to the public.
You never forget your first Doctor! This event is perfect for all fans, viewers and cosplayers of the cult British Science Fiction show “Doctor Who.” Attendees can meet and mingle, pose-with-props and dress as their favorite character. USS Joshua, the oldest, largest and most active Sci-Fi group in Dallas/Fort Worth, will provide a TARDIS - the Time Lord's spaceship outside the Emporium. Live entertainment will be provided by “Buttermilk Junction,” an old-time string band. Find Collectibles, posters and of course Doctor Who's much-beloved confections - Jelly Babies and Jammy Dodger tea biscuits.
According to Sheela Kadam, owner of The British Emporium, "this award-winning, inspirational show is one of the longest-running sci-fi programs in the world and a significant part of British popular culture. We are delighted to provide a venue for Doctor Who fans and cosplayers just in time for Halloween. They put an incredible amount of work and effort into their costumes and props - look out for some great photo opportunities."
Make your plans now to celebrate cooler temperatures and fall fun throughout October at these family-friendly activities in Grapevine.
Boot scoot and boogie your way to the all-new Nash Farm Barn Dance on October 14. Enjoy an old-fashioned 1950s-era Barn Dance beginning at 6:30 p.m. Guests will begin the evening with a fried chicken box supper, followed by the dance. The live band will lead the called dances from atop the farm truck by the big red barn. Horseshoes and other fun games will be available to play. Bring a date or bring the whole family. And don’t forget the pie auction. Cost is $20 per person.
What: Nash Farm Barn Dance
Date: Friday, October 14, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Nash Farm, 626 Ball St.
Cost: $20 per person
On October 15, experience life on the farm at the 16th Annual Fall Round-Up at Grapevine’s historic Nash Farm, 626 Ball St. Admission is free but some activities require a participation fee. New activities at this year’s event include a family apple pie making station, fence building, “Cotton is King” fiber arts area, beans and cornbread lunch along with fun favorites of the pumpkin patch, pony rides, petting zoo, tractor drawn wagon rides and more.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announces its performance in Southlake in October as part of the DSO on the Go concert series. DSO on the GO is generously supported by Ebby Halliday, REALTORS.
“We are very happy to be returning to Southlake this fall,” said Dallas Symphony Orchestra President & CEO Jonathan Martin. “These communities have been so welcoming to the DSO, and we enjoy performing to audiences in their neighborhoods.”
Assistant Conductor Ruth Reinhardt will make her debut in Southlake on October 23, 2016 at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Reinhardt and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform a diverse classical program including Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Beethoven’s First Symphony, “Strings” from Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto for Orchestra and the Mozart Bassoon Concerto, with DSO Associate Principal Bassoon Scott Walzel.
Fall is the perfect time to plant! The Grapevine Garden Club is partnering with Grapevine Parks and Recreation for the Fall Plant Sale in conjunction with the annual Butterfly Flutterby, Tree Sharing Kick-Off and Nash Farm Fall Round-Up events on Saturday, October 15, 2016. This sale will feature native and adapted trees, shrubs, perennials, butterfly host and nectar plants appropriate for our area. Citizen Foresters will be available for consultation.
Please visit GrapevineGardenClub.org for more information.
Date: October 15
Time: 8 am-1 pm
Location: Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park, 411 Ball Street
The annual tree sharing program is a joint effort between the City and Grapevine homeowners in sharing the cost 50/50, of up to two trees per household to be planted in the homeowner’s yard. All trees will be professionally procured and planted. There are a limited number of trees available for purchase and they will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Sales begin October 15, 2016 and will continue each Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm at the Municipal Service Center, 501 Shady Brook Drive - until tree inventory has been depleted.
Species available this year are: Red Oak, Burr Oak, Chinquapin Oak, Chinese Pistache, Possunhaw Holly, Yaupon Holly, Desert Willow, and Little Gem Magnolia. Trees may be planted in the front or back yard within criteria established by the City. The Tree Sharing application is available at PlayGrapevine.com. For additional information, email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817.410.3350.