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Grand Prairie Upcoming Events
Posted Date: 3/4/2014 3:00 PM
CONTACT: Cami McKillop 972-237-8108, cmckillop@gptx.org March 4, 2014


GRAND PRAIRIE UPCOMING EVENTS
March 4 –April 6, 2014



Tuesday, March 4
City Council Meeting
City Hall – City Council Chambers, 317 College St.
972-237-8035

Wednesday, March 5
Tech Café
10 a.m.-noon, all library branches
Enjoy refreshments while library staff answer your questions about ebooks, emagazines and more. Bring your own wireless device (ereader, tablet, laptop or phone) and enjoy coffee and cookies while library staff answer your questions.
For more info., visit www.gptx.org/library

Wednesday, March 5
Free Tax Help – offered by volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons
For elderly and/or low-income residents. Bring W-2 and 1099 forms available at www.irs.gov
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.

Thursday, March 6
Lone Star Park Job Fair
4-8 p.m. Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
For more information, visit www.LoneStarPark.com/jobs  

Thursday, March 6
Uplift Grand Preparatory School
Information Session – 6-7 p.m.
Meet school leaders and learn more about this free public charter school for grades K-2, 6-7
Application Session – 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Grand Prairie Fireside Room in the Family Life Center
122 NE 2nd St.
www.upliftgrand.org  

Saturday, March 8
March into Spring with Arts and Crafts
9 a.m.-3 p.m., Charley Taylor, 601 E. Grand Prairie Road
Reservation deadline for vendors is Friday, Feb. 22
Vendors call 469-358-3149. For info., email msjazzy51@ymail.com  

Saturday, March 8
Dragon Boat Race Clinic
11 a.m., Loyd Park, 3401 Ragland Road
For more info., visit www.gpdragonboat.com  

Saturday, March 8
Katt Williams
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Sunday, March 9
Free Financial Education Workshop
Learn how to set and reach financial goals.
1:30-4:30 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.
To sign up, call 214-584-2335 or email fe@ywcadallas.org  

Monday, March 10-Friday, March 14
Spring Break; Cedar Hill ISD, Midlothian ISD, GPISD, Mansfield ISD, Arlington ISD

Monday, March 10
Free Tax Help – offered by volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons
For elderly and/or low-income residents. Bring W-2 and 1099 forms available at www.irs.gov  
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.

Monday, March 10
Mama’s Party
Local theater performers, cabaret singers and others sing show tunes
7:30 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main
$5 entry fee goes to charity
Call 972-237-8786 for information.

Tuesday, March 11
Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful Commission Meeting
6:30-8 p.m., Development Center, 206 W. Church St.
972-237-8152

Tuesday, March 11
Experience Hendrix
Featuring Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II, Chris Layton of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble, Eric Gales
7:30 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Wednesday, March 12
Free Tax Help – offered by volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons
For elderly and/or low-income residents. Bring W-2 and 1099 forms available at www.irs.gov
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.

Thursday, March 13
Uplift Grand Preparatory School Application Session
Free public charter school for grades K-2, 6-7
9 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church, Grand Prairie Fireside Room in the Family Life Center
122 NE 2nd St.
www.upliftgrand.org  

Thursday, March 13
Spring Gardening Class-Organic Gardening
6:30-8 p.m., GP Memorial Library, 901 Conover Dr.

Thursday, March 13
Boyfriend
7 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Friday, March 14
Joe Rogan
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Friday, March 14-Sunday, March 16
South By So What?! Music Festival
3 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
www.SouthBySoWhat.com  

Friday, March 14-Sunday, March 16
Copa ESPN Spring Qualifying Soccer Tournament
Mountain Creek Soccer Complex
3800 S. Belt Line Road

Friday, March 14
U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters
7:30 p.m. Grand Prairie High School- Chambers Auditorium
101 High School Dr.

Saturday, March 15
The Living Mrs. DelVecchio – A Comedy in Two Acts
7:30 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main
For information, call 972-237-8786 or visit www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Saturday, March 15
Beginning Quilting – A seminar session on beginning quilting
2-4 p.m., Betty Warmack Library, 760 Bardin Rd.
For information, call 972-237-5772

Sunday, March 16
Free Financial Education Workshop
Learn how to set and reach financial goals.
1:30-4:30 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.
To sign up, call 214-584-2335 or email fe@ywcadallas.org  

Monday, March 17
Free Tax Help – offered by volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons
For elderly and/or low-income residents. Bring W-2 and 1099 forms available at www.irs.gov
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.

Monday, March 17
Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals Public Hearing
7 p.m., City Hall, 317 College St.
972-237-8255

Monday, March 17
Jesus Culture Band
7 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Monday, March 17
Mama’s Party
Local theater performers, cabaret singers and others sing show tunes
7:30 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main
$5 entry fee goes to charity
Call 972-237-8786 for information.

Monday, March 17
St. Patty O Party
Free admission
QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
For information, call 972-504-9383

Tuesday, March 18
City Council Meeting

Tuesday, March 18
Flower Bedding
Instructor will teach you how to build a raised cedar flower bed.
7-8:30 p.m., Betty Warmack Library, 760 Bardin Rd.
For information, call 972-237-5772

Wednesday, March 19
Free Tax Help – offered by volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons
For elderly and/or low-income residents. Bring W-2 and 1099 forms available at www.irs.gov
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.

Thursday, March 20
Uplift Grand Preparatory School Application Session
Free public charter school for grades K-2, 6-7
9 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church, Grand Prairie Fireside Room in the Family Life Center
122 NE 2nd St.
www.upliftgrand.org  

Thursday, March 20
Spring Gardening Class – Stretching a Space
6:30-8 p.m., GP Memorial Library, 901 Conover Dr.

Thursday, March 20
State of the City

Friday, March 21-Saturday, March 22
Moments Remembered – Presented by Texas Family Musicals
The love and lives of Lily and Daniel Grant
Featuring Judy Norton – Mary Ellen on The Waltons and Don Most – Ralph on Happy Days
Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-237-8786 or www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Friday, March 21
GP Genealogy Society Lock-in
6-10 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover
Limited Space
For more information, visit www.gpgstx.org  

Saturday, March 22
Young Eagles Rally – Free Flights for Youth
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Aviator Air at Grand Prairie Municipal Airport
3122 S. Great Southwest Parkway
To reserve your flight, call Michelle Daniel 817-718-6995, or email mpdaniel@prodigy.net
For more information, visit www.eaa.org  

Saturday, March 22
Spring Health Fair
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
4729 S. Carrier Parkway
Call Methodist Health Connection to schedule your mammogram (must be 35 and older and no breast problems): 214-947-0026
Prostate screening (40 and older), Chiropractic spinal screening, Miracle Ear, Young Living Essential Oils and more
For more information call 972-642-5683 or visit www.churchonthecorner.org  

Saturday, March 22
Historic Copeland Home Open House
Celebrate the city of Grand Prairie’s 105th birthday with a free tour of the historic Copeland Home
10 a.m.-2 p.m., 125 SW Dallas St.
Free open house, tour and refreshments.
For more information, contact Hannah Cook 972-595-5403 or hcook@gptx.org  

Saturday, March 22
Blackstreet with David Hollister with Joe, El DeBarge
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Sunday, March 23
Free Financial Education Workshop
Learn how to set and reach financial goals.
1:30-4:30 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.
To sign up, call 214-584-2335 or email fe@ywcadallas.org  

Monday, March 24
Free Tax Help – offered by volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons
For elderly and/or low-income residents. Bring W-2 and 1099 forms available at www.irs.gov
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.

Monday, March 24
Uplift Grand Preparatory School Information Session
Meet school leaders and learn more about the school.
6-7 p.m., First Baptist Church, Grand Prairie Fireside Room in the Family Life Center
122 NE 2nd St.
www.upliftgrand.org  

Tuesday, March 25
Improve your Home’s Appearance
10 tips to get your house ready for an event.
7-8:30 p.m., Betty Warmack Library, 760 Bardin Rd.
For information, call 972-237-5772

Wednesday, March 26
Free Tax Help – offered by volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons
For elderly and/or low-income residents. Bring W-2 and 1099 forms available at www.irs.gov
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.

Thursday, March 27
Uplift Grand Preparatory School Application Session
Free public charter school for grades K-2, 6-7
9 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church, Grand Prairie Fireside Room in the Family Life Center
122 NE 2nd St.
www.upliftgrand.org  

Thursday, March 27
Spring Gardening Class- Going Native
6:30-8 p.m., GP Memorial Library, 901 Conover Dr.

Friday, March 28
Chelsea Handler
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Saturday, March 29
Farmers Market Opening Day
Market Square, 120 W. Main St.
For more information, call 972-237-8268 or visit www.gptx.org/farmersmarket  

Saturday, March 29
Get Fit GP 5K and “Chase the Chiefs” 1-Mile Fun Run
8:15 a.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main St.
Race Grand Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye and Fire Chief Robert Fite during the 1-Mile Fun Run or take the 5K route, which includes a trip through Turner Park
$15 per person by March 23, $10 per person for group of 10 or more by March 21
Go to www.gptx.org/getfitgp to register.
To register after the deadlines, email Danny Boykin at dboykin@gptx.org  

Saturday, March 29
Dave Ramsey’s Smart Conference 2014
8:30 a.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Sunday, March 30
Dia de Los Ninos
4-6 p.m., Tony Shotwell Life Center, 2750 Graham St.
Free event celebrating children all over the world. Arts and crafts, bounce houses, special performances, fun for the entire family.
For more information, call 972-237-7529

Monday, March 31
Free Tax Help – offered by volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons
For elderly and/or low-income residents. Bring W-2 and 1099 forms available at www.irs.gov
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.

Tuesday, April 1
City Council Meeting
6:30 p.m., City Hall – City Council Chambers, 317 College St.
972-237-8035

Wednesday, April 2
Tech Café
10 a.m.-noon, all library branches
Enjoy refreshments while library staff answer your questions about ebooks, emagazines and more. Bring your own wireless device (ereader, tablet, laptop or phone) and enjoy coffee and cookies while library staff answer your questions.
For more info., visit www.gptx.org/library  

Wednesday, April 2
Free Tax Help – offered by volunteers from the American Association of Retired Persons
For elderly and/or low-income residents. Bring W-2 and 1099 forms available at www.irs.gov
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.

Thursday, April 3
Purple Martin Landlords of North Texas Meeting
7 p.m., Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Road
For more information, call 972641-2981, 817-308-6776 or www.PurpleMartinLandlordsofNorthTexas.com  

Thursday, April 3
Amy Schumer
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Friday, April 4
Concert in the Park – The Tejas Brothers
7 p.m., The Summit, 2975 Esplanade
Bring the entire family, lawn chairs or a blanket
Admission is free. Food and beverage concessions available, no outside food or drink is allowed in the park
For more info. visit www.artsgp.org  or www.grandfungp.com  

Friday, April 4
ShadeMakers Forestry Class
6- 9 p.m. - Development Center
Classroom training

Saturday, April 5
ShadeMakers Forestry Class
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. – Development Center
Classroom training, Trip to Nursery and Hands-On Fruit Tree Planting Project

Saturday, April 5
2014 Walk to End Lupus Now
Registration: 8 a.m., Walk Begins: 9:30 a.m.
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
For information on volunteering and to register, go to: http://dallaslupuswalk.kintera.org  

Saturday, April 5
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
9-11 a.m., Development Center, 206 W. Church St.
Registration is required online at www.gptx.org/WQ/HHW  or by calling 972-237-8055

Saturday, April 5
Trash Off
Residents are allowed unlimited trips to the landfill
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Grand Prairie Landfill, 1102 MacArthur
Proof of residence in the form of a water bill or driver’s license required
For more info., call 972-237-8330

Saturday, April 5
Top Shelf Comedy Tour: Bruce Bruce, Earthquake, Arnez J., Gary Owen, Dominique
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com