Calendar of Events: April 16-27


There are many arts, leisure events, and educational opportunities coming up in Lewisville and the surrounding cities. Listed below are selected events.

— 9 a.m. to noon at Marcus High School. No pre-¬registration required. Open to grades 6-¬12. Cost is $25. For more information, email or visit

— 2 to 3 p.m. at the The Colony Library, 6800 Main Street in The Colony. Fancy Nancy lovers ages 4 and up can come dressed as fancy as possible, enjoy readings of Fancy Nancy, and partake in some fancy crafts. Space is limited; Registration is $5 per person at the Circulation Desk. Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a caregiver aged 12 or older at all times while at the Library. For more information, call 972-625-1900 ext.3, email or visit

HERPS EXOTIC REPTILE AND PET SHOW — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Premier Event Center, 1165 S. Stemmons Freeway in Lewisville. Thousands of reptiles, amphibians, inverts, feeders, supplies and more will be on sale at the largest reptile and exotic pet expo in the D-FW area. Talk to top breeders about care and breeding and purchase animals directly from them. Bring the family and enjoy our all-new Kid’s Corner. You can hold and even get your picture taken with exotic reptiles. There will be educational talks and exhibits, and concessions. A silent auction benefits TxARK (Texas Association of Reptile Keepers). The show will also run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 17. Per-day admission is $10 for general admission, $5 for kids 3-10 and free for children ages 2 and under. For more information, visit

FOOD TRUCK FRENZY — 5 to 9 p.m. at The Square at Old Town Coppell, 768 W. Main St. in Coppell. Head over to Old Town Coppell for the second annual Food Truck Frenzy. Grab a couple of chairs and relax on the lawn. Enjoy eats and treats from favorite local trucks. Popular Old Town restaurants and shops will be there, too. For more information, visit

TEXAS TUNES — 8 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. Max Stalling’s musical style is modern with a vintage feel. He earned a Best Album and Best Male Vocal nomination from the 2011 Lone Star Music Awards as well as his first #1 single on the Texas Regional Radio Report. His song “Scars and Souvenirs” was used as the title for an episode of Grey’s Anatomy in 2007 and Max was featured on the CW Network’s Troubadour television series. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older, and $10 for children age 12 and younger, and can be purchased at

THE GIBBONSES CD RELEASE PARTY — 7 p.m. at T’s Bar & Grill, 1305 Business 121, Ste. 43, in Lewisville. Musicians Brandon and Jackie Gibbons will release their debut album “Among the Rubble” and perform at the party. Free. For more information, visit

CAMPFIRE AT LLELA — 7:45 to 9:45 p.m. at LLELA Nature Preserve, 201 E. Jones St. in Lewisville. Bring a chair to enjoy traditional campfire fun: stories, songs, and of course, s’mores. Wear appropriate clothing and bug spray. Registration cost is $10 per person or $30 per family up to six members. Family members 7 and up will pay the $10 per person fee. If you need to register a fifth or sixth member of your family, call Erin Taylor at 972-219-3550. Registration is required at with code 800006. For more information, email

— 7:45 to 9:45 a.m. at LLELA Nature Preserve, 201 E. Jones St. in Lewisville. LLELA staff and volunteers research migrating songbirds each spring and fall. Get a behind-the-scenes tour of what they are doing and why it is important. Registration is required at with code 800005 by noon on March 15. An adult must accompany minors. Cost is $15, plus a $5 per vehicle entrance fee. The birds’ safety is our first priority, so stations must close for high winds or inclement weather. For more information, visit or call 972-219-3550.

JUST BURY IT — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MCL Grand, 100 N. Charles St. in Lewisville. The “Just Bury It,” M.F.A. exhibit by Melody Vaughan will be on display Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during performances at the MCL Grand through April 30. Vaughan is an artist and printmaker from Nashville currently a Teaching Fellow and Master of Fine Arts candidate at the University of North Texas in Denton. As an artist, she explores the impact of urban sprawl upon pristine nature. Free. For more information, visit or call 972-219-8446.

FATHER DAUGHTER PROM — 6 to 9 p.m. at DFW Hilton, 1800 Highway 26 in Grapevine. Fathers and their daughters are invited to dress to impress for a memorable evening of dancing, entertainment, food and bonding time. Registration is required by April 9. Cost is $80 per couple. Each additional child is $30. For more information, call 972-874-6276.

EARTHFEST COPPELL — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Coppell Town Plaza, 255 Parkway Blvd. Earthfest Coppell is a celebration of Coppell’s commitment to the environment – an entertaining and educational experience! Visit the many environmental education booths to learn how you can lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Don’t forget to shop the plant sale, grab a bite to eat and enjoy a lively performance by Definitely, Maybe. Free. For more information, visit

HOMESTEAD HOW TO DAY — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum, 1509 N. Perry Road in Carrollton. Topics to explore will include keeping bees, raised bed and community gardening, food preservation, and fiber arts. Create your own natural cleaning supplies using tried and true methods and basic ingredients. A children’s arts and crafts area will be available to keep the little ones busy. For more information, visit or call 972-466-6380.

— 2:30 p.m. at the Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane. The Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra is made up of professional, and amateur volunteer musicians. The Symphony performs the standard professional orchestral repertoire, as well as pop and jazz. No registration is necessary. Free. For more information, call 972-874-6165.

HANDS-ONLY CPR CLASS — 10 a.m. at the Central Fire Station, 3911 S. Broadway Ave. in Flower Mound. This class, open to residents ages 12 and older, will teach about cardiac arrest and how to recognize its symptoms, the three simple steps of Hands-only CPR, and a basic overview of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Free. Reserve your spot by calling 972-874-6270.

MOVIE ON THE SQUARE — 8:30 p.m. at Historic Downtown Carrollton, 1106 S. Broadway St. in Carrollton. Bring the family for an aca-awesome free screening of Pitch Perfect. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. In case of rain, this event will be canceled. For more information, visit

SPRING BLOOMS — 5 to 7 p.m. at the A.W. Perry Homestead Museum, 1509 N. Perry Road in Carrollton. Enjoy photo opportunities with bluebonnets and other wildflowers, old-fashioned games, cookies and lemonade, and a bluebonnet craft for kids. Free.

DRIVING MISS DAISY — 8 p.m. at Theater Coppell, 157 S. Moore Road in Coppell. Theater Coppell will perform the 1988 Pulitzer Prize winning play through April 24. Show times are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. The theater’s ticket policy does not permit children under 6 years of age. For more info, call 972-745-7719 or visit

COBRA BREWING TOURS — noon to 5 p.m. at Cobra Brewing Co., 146 Whatley Ave. in Lewisville. Cobra Brewing is pet friendly. The brewery also has corn hole, ladder golf, cards, darts, ping-pong, pool, arcade games and life-size Jenga. For more info, visit

WITHERSPOON DISTILLERY TOURS — 11 a.m. and 1, 3 and 5 p.m. at Witherspoon Distillery, 225 S. Charles St. in Lewisville. Public tours of the distillery are held Fridays at 4 p.m. and on Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5.p.m. (excluding major holidays). Make reservations by calling 214-814-0545 or at

— 1 to 5 p.m. at LaRue Vineyard, 1491 N. Kealy Ave., No. 55, in Lewisville. The family owned business holds free wine tastings on Saturdays and Sundays. The custom winery can adapt its label to meet your specifications for weddings, anniversary’s, holiday gifts and promotional events. Free. For more info, visit

GATEWAY GHOST TOURS — 6:45 p.m. starting at Tierney’s Café, 208 E. Main St. in Lewisville. Tickets are $20 for adults when purchased in advance or $25 at the door, and $10 for children 12-6 years of age. Purchase tickets by visiting or calling 972-922-4675.

MHS MARQUETTE SPRING SHOW — 7 p.m. at Marcus High School, 5707 Morriss Road in Flower Mound. The MHS Marquettes will perform “Unspeakable Joy” for their 2016 Spring Show through April 16. Purchase tickets at

— 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St. in Lewisville. Enjoy a special screening of The Searchers (1956) starring John Wayne. This special event coincides with the library’s presentation of Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy.

— 1 to 5 p.m. at Nebraska Furniture Mart, 5600 Nebraska Furniture Mart Drive in The Colony. The Wheelmobile tours the country in search of contestants for Wheel of Fortune. Free.

WIZARD OF OZ — 2:30 p.m. at Studio B Performing Arts Center, 2400 Justin Road in Highland Village. Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy’s imagination. Tickets are $10-$15. The show also runs April 17 at 2:30 p.m. For more information, visit