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Grand Prairie Upcoming Events
Posted Date: 8/12/2013
NEWS RELEASE August 12, 2013

CONTACT: Cami McKillop 972-237-8108, cmckillop@gptx.org


GRAND PRAIRIE UPCOMING EVENTS
August 12-September 7, 2013



Monday, August 12-Thursday, August 15
Stuff the Bus Back to School Clothing and Supplies Drive
Purchase clothing and school supplies and drop them off in bins at Grand Prairie Premium Outlets (I-20 and Great Southwest Parkway)
Visit www.gptx.org for more information

Wednesday, August 14
Commission on Aging Meeting
10:30 a.m., The Summit, 2975 Esplanade
972-237-4141, www.gptx.org/boards  

Wednesday, August 14
Chicago
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Thursday, August 15
Dance at The Summit – Country & Western
Try out The Summit’s new dance floor
7-9:30 p.m., The Summit Ballroom, 2975 Esplanade
Tickets: $6 per person
972-237-4141

Thursday, August 15
Power Communicators Toastmaster Meeting
7 p.m., Horizon Bay Vibrant Retirement Living Center, 355 W. Westchester Parkway
972-262-8164, email: powercommunicators@gmail.com  or visit http://4538.toastmastersclubs.org  

Friday, August 16
AirHogs Baseball vs. El Paso Diablos
Fantastic Friday – free foam fingers to first 100 through the gate
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Saturday, August 17
Farmers Market – Bee Keeping Classes
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main
www.gptx.org/farmersmarket  

Saturday, August 17
Prairie Paws Adoption Center Waggin’ Wagon pet adoptions at PetSmart
2309 W. I-20
972-237-8575

Saturday, August 17
AirHogs Baseball vs. El Paso Diablos
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Saturday, August 17
My Bloody Valentine
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Sunday, August 18
AirHogs Baseball vs. El Paso Diablos
Dog Day – free frisbees to first 100 dogs through the gate
6:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Sunday, August 18
Summer Reading Program – Finale Party - Free
2-4 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-237-5700

Tuesday, August 20
City Council, including Public Hearing on Tax Increase
6:30 p.m., City Hall, 317 College St.
972-237-8035

Tuesday, August 20
AirHogs Baseball vs. Amarillo Sox
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Wednesday, August 21
AirHogs Baseball vs. Amarillo Sox
Wet and Wild Wednesday – prepare to get wet!
Free water bottles to first 100 through the gate
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Thursday, August 22
AirHogs Baseball vs. Amarillo Sox
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Saturday, August 24
Farmers Market – Hatch Chile Festival
Featuring the Prairie Paws Animal Adoption Center Waggin’ Wagon
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main
www.gptx.org/farmersmarket  

Saturday, August 24
Back to School Community Health and Education Fair
9 a.m.-noon, South Grand Prairie High School, 301 W. Warrior Tr.
Free immunization clinic by Parkland Hospital, bounce house, dental, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose and vision screenings, mayor’s tools for school and more.
972-343-6112 or sylvia.estrada@gpisd.org  

Saturday, August 24
Prairie Paws Pet Adoptions at Petco
11 a.m.-4 p.m., 5236 S. State Highway 360
972-237-8575 or 972-660-8844

Saturday, August 24
The Marvelous Wonderettes
The smash off-Broadway hit that took New York by storm
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-237-8786, www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Wednesday, August 24
Bell Biv Devoe, Tony! Toni! Tone’!
7:30 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Sunday, August 25
The Marvelous Wonderettes
The smash off-Broadway hit that took New York by storm
2:30 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-237-8786, www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Monday, August 26
First day of school – all public schools

Monday, August 26-Thursday, August 29
AirHogs Baseball vs. El Paso Diablos
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Thursday, August 29
Yappy Hour: Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
7-9 p.m., Ruthe Jackson Center, 3113 S. Carrier Pkwy.
$25/person, benefiting the Prairie Paws Adoption Center Animal Welfare Fund
Tickets: 972-237-8568

Thursday, August 29
Sons of the American Legion Meeting Post 184 Grand Prairie
6 p.m. Veterans Event Center, 925 Conover Dr.
For membership information, call Commander Troy Jenkins at 817-917-0687 or Chaplain Ron Hall at 817-819-1704

Thursday, August 29
American Legion Meeting Post 184 Grand Prairie
7 p.m. Veterans Event Center, 925 Conover Dr.
For membership information, call Commander Troy Jenkins at 817-917-0687 or Chaplain Ron Hall at 817-819-1704

Friday, August 30
Backstreet Boys with DJ Pauly D
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Saturday, August 31
AirHogs Baseball vs. Lincoln Salt Dogs
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Saturday, August 31
Farmers Market – Rain Barrel: Make It and Take It
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main
www.gptx.org/farmersmarket  

Saturday, August 31
Steely Dan
7 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Sunday, September 1
AirHogs Baseball vs. Lincoln Salt Dogs
$1 general admission, $1 day--$1 hot dogs, $1 sodas
6:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Monday, September 2
AirHogs Baseball vs. Lincoln Salt Dogs
2:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Monday, September 2
City, school holiday, Labor Day

Tuesday, September 3
City Council, including Public Hearing on Tax Increase
6:30 p.m., City Hall, 317 College St.
972-237-8035

Thursday, September 5
Grand Prairie Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
6:30-9 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Drive
www.gpgstx.org

Thursday, September 5
Dance at The Summit – Country & Western
Try out The Summit’s new dance floor
7-9:30 p.m., The Summit Ballroom, 2975 Esplanade
Tickets: $6 per person
972-237-4141

Thursday, September 5
Power Communicators Toastmaster Meeting
7 p.m., Horizon Bay Vibrant Retirement Living Center, 355 W. Westchester Parkway
972-262-8164, email: powercommunicators@gmail.com or visit http://4538.toastmastersclubs.org  

Friday, September 6
Joe Satriani and the Steve Morse Band
7:30 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Saturday, September 7
Low-cost Pet Vaccine Clinic
10 a.m.-noon, Prairie Paws Adoption Center, 2222 W. Warrior Trail
Prices and info: www.gptx.org/paws  

Saturday, September 7
Farmers Market – Ballet Flokorico “Grand Prairie Style”
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main
www.gptx.org/farmersmarket  

Saturday, September 7
Tribute to Dolly Parton
8 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-237-8786, www.uptowntheatergp.com  


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