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Posted Date: 5/1/2014 11:30 AM

NEWS RELEASE May 1, 2014

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

GRAND PRAIRIE UPCOMING EVENTS
May 1-31, 2014


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

Thursday, May 1
Grand Prairie Genealogical Society
“No Loose Ends,” featuring speaker Cecilia Gilbreath
6:30 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Drive
www.gpgstx.org  

Friday, May 2
Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Classic
7:30 a.m.-noon, Tangle Ridge Golf Course, 818 Tangle Ridge Dr.
www.grandprairiechamber.org  

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
Parade begins at 10:30 a.m.
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
4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main
Free!
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
Free!
For information, call 972-237-8786 or visit www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Monday, May 5
Cinco de Mayo Golf Special at Prairie Lakes
Prairie Lakes Golf Course, 3202 SE 14th St.
$5 green fee/cart all day
Eddlemon’s Chopped Sandwich and Chips: $5
Special may not be combined with any other offer. Not valid for tournaments. Other restrictions may apply.
Call 972-263-0661 for tee times

Monday, May 5
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, May 6
City Council Meeting
6:30 p.m., City Hall – City Council Chambers, 317 College St.
972-237-8035

Wednesday, May 7
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, May 7
Public Meeting About Sales Tax Election for Mega Recreation Center and Indoor/Outdoor Water Park
7 p.m., The Summit – Ballroom 1, 2975 Esplanade
972-237-8100 or www.gptx.org/election  

Thursday, May 8-Saturday, May 10
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Saturday, May 10
Family Zumba at Tony Shotwell Recreation Center – Get Fit Grand Prairie Program
9:30 - 11:30 a.m., 2750 Graham St.
Kids and parents of all ages enjoy this easy to follow class paired up with fun cool music. Health information and activities for kids will be available.
972-237-7529

Saturday, May 10
Book Signing of Grand Prairie’s New History Book
A History of Grand Prairie—Pre 1840s-2009, by Kathy A. Goolsby
10:30 a.m.-noon, Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover Dr.
Book price: $27 (includes tax)
For info., call 972-237-8108.

Saturday, May 10
Wizard of Oz Marionette Show
Presented by the Grand Prairie Arts Council
11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main
For information, call 972-237-8786 or visit www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Saturday, May 10
Marty Party
Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day – Featuring the Purple Martin
Purple Martin housing exhibit, kids and crafts zone, educational programs, live entertainment, bounce houses, face painting, stilt walker, concessions
Sponsored by The Summit, Parks, Arts and Recreation and the Purple Martin Landlords of North Texas
For information, call 972-237-4141.

Saturday, May 10
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  

Sunday, May 11
Mothers Day Golf Special at Prairie Lakes
Prairie Lakes Golf Course, 3202 SE 14th St.
Mothers receive a free green fee with purchase of $15 cart fee
Accompanied spouses or children - $22 includes green fee and cart
Eddlemon’s Chopped Sandwich and Chips: $5 (Friday and Saturday 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

Sunday, May 11
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
1:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Monday, May 12
Grand Prairie Genealogical Society
Volunteers available to assist with research
1-3 p.m., Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover Dr.
www.gpgstx.org  

Monday, May 12
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  

Thursday, May 15
Annual Police Memorial Service
5:30 p.m., Public Safety Building (front steps near the memorial wall)
1525 Arkansas Lane
972-237-8790

Thursday, May 15
Grand Prairie Genealogical Society
Volunteers available to assist with research
6:30-8:30 p.m., Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover Dr.
www.gpgstx.org  

Thursday, May 15-Friday, May 16
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Friday, May 16
A&E’s Duck Dynasty
Cast members appearing are Phil, Miss Kay, Jep and Alan
6 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Saturday, May 17
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
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, May 17
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, May 17
Westchester First Annual Car Show
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Parkhill Park and Pavilion, 5100 Robinson Road
Organized by the Westchester Association of Homeowners
www.gpwaho.org  
For more information, email webmaster@gpwaho.org  

Saturday, May 17
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
3:33 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Saturday, May 17
DSM Academy Little Mermaid Jr.
5 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-237-8786, www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Saturday, May 17
Run for the Wall – Greet Motorcycle Riders when they stop in Grand Prairie on their way to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
5:30-6 p.m., Dubiski Career High School, 2990 S. State Highway 161 – parking lot
Call Mary Ann Hand: 214-577-9974

Saturday, May 17
Foreigner, Styx and Don Felder
7 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Sunday, May 18
Run for the Wall Send Off
7:30 a.m., Gather at the Fish Creek Bridge to send motorcycle riders off on their 10 day journey to the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Call Mary Ann Hand: 214-577-9974

Sunday, May 18
DSM Academy Little Mermaid Jr.
1 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-237-8786, www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Sunday, May 18
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
1:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Monday, May 19
School Holiday; Midlothian ISD

Monday, May 19
Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals Public Hearing
7 p.m., City Hall, 317 College St.
972-237-8255

Monday, May 19
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, May 19
AirHogs v. Lincoln
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park , 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Tuesday, May 20
City Council Meeting
6:30 p.m., City Hall – City Council Chambers, 317 College St.
972-237-8035

Monday, May 20-21
AirHogs v. Lincoln
10:35 a.m., QuikTrip Park , 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Thursday, May 22-Saturday, May 24
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Monday, May 22-24
AirHogs v. Laredo
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park , 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Friday, May 23
There’ll Be No Sad Songs – The Last Concert of Hank Williams
Presented by Texas Family Musicals
7:30 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-905-4555, www.texasfamilymusicals.com  

Saturday, May 24
Outdoor Pools Open
For more info., call 972-263-8174 or visit www.GrandFunGP.com  

Saturday, May 24
There’ll Be No Sad Songs – The Last Concert of Hank Williams
Presented by Texas Family Musicals
2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-905-4555, www.texasfamilymusicals.com  

Saturday, May 24
Farmers Market: Restaurant Showcase Day, cooking demo, education series
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  

Sunday, May 25
Jam 2 Jesus- Gospel Event
8 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-905-4555, www.texasfamilymusicals.com  

Sunday, May 25
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
1:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Sunday, May 25
AirHogs vs. Laredo
2:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Monday, May 26
Memorial Day
School holiday; Cedar Hill, Midlothian ISD, GPISD, Arlington ISD, Mansfield ISD
City holiday, administrative offices closed

Monday, May 26
Splash & Dash Memorial Day Swim and Fun Run
9 a.m.-1 p.m., The Summit, 2975 Esplanade
Swim 25-200 yards and run ½ mile to 1 mile.
Prizes will be awarded by age group. All participants will receive a swim cap and other goodies.
All participants must be able to swim at least 25 yards to participate.
Make your reservation at The Summit, or register by phone at 972-237-4141.
Visa and MasterCard accepted.

Monday, May 26
Memorial Day Celebration
10 a.m., Veterans Memorial, 925 W. Conover Dr.
Pay tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom. Bagpiper, 21-gun salute, flyover, photo display, musical entertainment, hot dog lunch, free trees, military memorabilia for sale
Presented by the Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation Department, Metro Rotary Club of Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie Rotary Club and the Grand Prairie Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum.
For more information, call 972-237-8100.

Monday, May 26
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
1:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Wednesday, May 28
Grand Prairie Genealogical Society
Volunteers available to assist with research
10 a.m.-noon, Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover Dr.
www.gpgstx.org  

Friday, May 30-Saturday, May 31
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Saturday, May 31
Cheating in the Next Room
2 p.m., 8 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-237-8786, www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Saturday, May 31
Farmers Market: Craft Day, Waggin’ Wagon
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  

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