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Grand Prairie Upcoming Events
Posted Date: 3/31/2014 11:15 AM

CONTACT: Cami McKillop 972-237-8108, cmckillop@gptx.org March 31, 2014


GRAND PRAIRIE UPCOMING EVENTS
March 31 – May 4, 2014



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
Grand Prairie Genealogical Society Meeting
7 p.m., Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover Dr.
www.gpgstx.org  

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  

Saturday, April 5
Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main St.
For more information, call 972-237-4599 or visit www.gptx.org/farmersmarket

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
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-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
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  

Saturday, April 12
Farmers Market: Chef Demo, Rain Barrel, Summit Gardening Club Plant Sale and Charity Info-Booth
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main St.
For more information, call 972-237-4599 or visit www.gptx.org/farmersmarket

Saturday, April 12
Dance to Support DEFY!
Event to benefit youth attending the DEFY (Drug Education for Youth) Camp
Full hour and a half of high energy fitness building, calorie burning and fun, cardio dance experience
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Tony Shotwell Life Center, 2750 Graham St.
Drawings for door prizes. Free, $10 donation suggested.
972-237-7529

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
Farmers Market: Restaurant Showcase Day, cooking demo, gardening class, knife sharpening and charity info-booth
8 a.m.- 1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main St.
For more information, call 972-237-4599 or visit www.gptx.org/farmersmarket  

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

Monday, April 21
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 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 Festival
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 Festival
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
Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main St.
For more information, call 972-237-4599 or visit www.gptx.org/farmersmarket  

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  

Wednesday, April 30
GP United Charities Golf Tournament
8 a.m., Prairie Lakes Golf Course, 3202 SE 14th St.
Registration and breakfast – 8 a.m.
Shotgun start – 9 a.m.
For more information, call Debra Blubaugh, 972-262-2014, ext. 11

Thursday, May 1
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Friday, May 2
School holiday; Cedar Hill ISD

Friday, May 2
Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Classic

Friday, May 2
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
The Turnpike Troubadours concert after the races (at approx. 11 p.m.)
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Saturday, May 3
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Noon-6 p.m., City Hall Plaza, 317 College St.
Free entertainment, GPISD performers, mariachi bands, folklorico dancers and vocalists
For more information, visit www.grandfungp.com  

Saturday, May 3
Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main St.
For information, call 972-237-4599 or visit www.gptx.org/farmersmarket  

Saturday, May 3
Superhero Day at the Libraries
Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.
1-3 p.m. – animated PG-rated movie and craft
Receive two free comics while supplies last
Warmack and Shotwell Branch Librairies
1-3 p.m. – see new Easy Reader books, take pictures with superheroes, free giveaways

Saturday, May 3
DSM Academy Little Mermaid
12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main
For information, call 972-237-8786 or visit www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Saturday, May 3
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
3:33 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Sunday, May 4
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
1:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Sunday, May 4
DSM Academy Little Mermaid
11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main
For information, call 972-237-8786 or visit www.uptowntheatergp.com