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Grand Prairie Upcoming Events
Posted Date: 3/24/2014 2:00 PM

CONTACT: Cami McKillop 972-237-8108, cmckillop@gptx.org March 24, 2014


GRAND PRAIRIE UPCOMING EVENTS
March 24 –April 27, 2014


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  

Saturday, March 29
Free Lacrosse Clinic for 5th and 6th Graders
Sponsored by Uplift Grand Prep and Bridge Lacrosse
Boys and Girls welcome. No experience necessary. All equipment provided.
9:30-11:30 a.m., YMCA of Grand Prairie, 4556 Carrier Parkway
Free T-shirts to first 50 students. Free computer giveaway
To register, visit www.upliftgrand.org  

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
Grand Prairie Genealogical Society Meeting
7 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Drive
http://www.gpgstx.org/

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  

Monday, April 7
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, April 7
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
For information, call 972-237-8786 or visit www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Monday, April 7
Planning & Zoning Commission
7 p.m., City Hall – City Council Chambers, 317 College St.
972-237-8255

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

Wednesday, April 9
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 10
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Friday, April 11
Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce
Career Technology Scholars Luncheon

Friday, April 11
Shademakers Class – Sponsored by Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful
Classroom Training
6-9 p.m., Grand Prairie Development Center
206 W. Church St.
To register, call 972-237-4535 or email: dmcwilliams@gptx.org  

Friday, April 11
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
Josh Abbott Band Concert after the races (at approx. 11 p.m.)
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Friday, April 11
Concert in the Park – Shoot Low Sheriff (Classic Western Swing)
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 11
His Eye is on the Sparrow – Presented by Texas Family Musicals
7:30 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main
For information, call 972-237-8786 or visit www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Friday, April 11-Sunday, April 13
Westchester Community Garage Sale

Saturday, April 12
Shred-it Day
8 a.m.-noon, The Summit parking area, 2975 Esplanade
$5 donation is suggested
For more information, call Gary at 972-890-4130

Saturday, April 12
Grand Prairie Dragon Boat Festival
Sponsored by the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Loyd Park, 3401 Ragland Road
Local and regional teams race against each other in a series of heats.
Visit www.gpdragonboat.com for more information.

Saturday, April 12
Master Composter Training
$25 for residents, $40 for non-residents
For more information or to register online, visit www.gptx.org/composting or call 972-237-8061

Saturday, April 12
Shademakers Class – Sponsored by Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful
Classroom Training and trip to a nursery with a hands-on fruit tree planting project
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Grand Prairie Development Center, 206 W. Church St.
To register, call 972-237-4535 or email: dmcwilliams@gptx.org  

Saturday, April 12
His Eye is on the Sparrow – Presented by Texas Family Musicals
2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main
For information, call 972-237-8786 or visit www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Monday, April 14
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, April 14
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
For information, call 972-237-8786 or visit www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Tuesday, April 15
City Council Meeting
6:30 p.m., City Hall – City Council Chambers, 317 College St.
972-237-8035

Tuesday, April 15
Lives Change @ Your Library – Cupcake Decorating presented by Dennis Morrison
Learn decorating styles and tips, including making your own frosting. Free cupcakes!
7-8:30 p.m., Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Road
Free
For more information, call 972-237-5770

Wednesday, April 16
B.A.P. – Live on Earth Dallas 2014
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Thursday, April 17
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com

Thursday, April 17
Lives Change @ Your Library – Intro. to Digital and iPhone Photography presented by Kurt Purdy
Bring your point-and-shoot digital camera, camera phone or smartphone and learn basic tips. Handouts included.
7-8:30 p.m., Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Road
Free
For more information, call 972-237-5770

Friday, April 18
Concert in the Park – Mood Swings (Big Band Swing and Jazz)
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 18-Sunday, April 20
Easter Weekend Golf Special at Prairie Lakes
Prairie Lakes Golf Course, 3202 SE 14th St.
Green Fee/Cart: $25.95
Eddlemon’s Chopped Sandwich and Chips: $5 (Friday and Saturday only)
Eddlemon’s ham plate with mashed potatoes and green beans (Sunday only)
Special may not be combined with any other offer. Not valid for tournaments. Other restrictions may apply.
Call 972-263-0661 for tee times.

Friday, April 18
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Saturday, April 19
Run for Shelter
Benefiting Lifeline Shelter of Grand Prairie
8 a.m. – 1 mile bunny hop
8:30 a.m. – Certified/timed 5K Run
First United Methodist Church, 121 N. Center St.
www.runforshelter.org  

Saturday, April 19
Easter Egg-Stravaganza Egg Hunt
10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lynn Creek Park, 5700 Lake Ridge Parkway
For children 10 and younger
Egg hunt will be divided into three age groups. Event features the Easter bunny, arts & crafts, bounce houses and other entertainment.
Free with proof of residency or $10 per carload.
For more information, call 972-237-8100 or visit www.grandfungp.com  

Saturday, April 19
Easter Egg Swim
1-3 p.m., Kirby Creek Natatorium, 3201 Corn Valley Road
For all ages. Parents may get in the water with small children.
Bring your own bag or basket to collect prizes in the pool.
Face painting and bounce house.
$3 per person. Children ages 2 and younger free.
For more information, call 972-263-8174

Saturday, April 19
Lives Change @ Your Library – Jewelry Making presented by Amanda Purdy
Make your own necklace as you learn about beads and simple jewelry-making tools.
2-4 p.m., Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Road
Free
Sign up is required and limited to 10 students.
Call 972-237-5770 to make a reservation.

Saturday, April 19
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Monday, April 21
Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals Public Hearing
7 p.m., City Hall, 317 W. College St.
972-237-8255

Tuesday, April 22
Community Earth Day Event
Sponsored by the U.S. Army 63rd Regional Support Command and the City of Grand Prairie
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Grand Prairie Armed Forces Reserve Center, 310 Armed Forces Dr.
Displays, free trees, children’s crafts, bee keeping display, food vendors, zoo animals and free e-waste collection of TV’s, monitors, computers, laptops, stereos, printers, DVD players, and digital cameras. Batteries, light bulbs, exercise equipment and appliances will not be accepted.
For more info., email Mike at mike.strauss@us.army.mil  

Wednesday, April 23
Lana Del Rey
7:30 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Thursday, April 24
Friends of the Library Book Sale
10 a.m.-7 p.m., Grand Prairie Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.
For more information, call 972-237-5700

Thursday, April 24
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Friday, April 25
Main Street Fest
5-11 p.m., 200 Block of West Main Street and surrounding areas
Family atmosphere with live music, BMX/Skate street shows, local entertainment, carnival, arts and crafts, KIDZONE, food and beer garden
For more info., visit www.grandfungp.com  

Friday, April 25
Concert in the Park – The Singapore Slingers (Retro jazz)
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 25
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
Chris Young Concert following the races (at approx. 11 p.m.)
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Saturday, April 26
Main Street Fest
8 a.m.-11 p.m., 200 Block of West Main Street and surrounding areas
Family atmosphere with live music, BMX/Skate street shows, local entertainment, carnival, arts and crafts, KIDZONE, food and beer garden
For more info., visit www.grandfungp.com  

Saturday, April 26
Friends of the Library Book Sale
9 a.m.-5 p.m., Grand Prairie Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.
For more information, call 972-237-5700

Saturday, April 26
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Sunday, April 27
Friends of the Library Book Sale – Half Price Day!
1-5 p.m., Grand Prairie Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.
For more information, call 972-237-5700

Sunday, April 27
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
1:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com