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Grand Prairie Upcoming Events
Posted Date: 9/9/2013 10:00 AM
NEWS RELEASE September 9, 2013

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


GRAND PRAIRIE UPCOMING EVENTS
September 10-October 6, 2013


Tuesday, September 10
UNIDOS
Community outreach program designed to provide assistance to Spanish-speaking residents.
7 p.m., Charles V. England Public Safety Training Complex, 310 College St.
972-237-8790

Wednesday, September 11
Commission on Aging Meeting
10:30 a.m., The Summit, 2975 Esplanade
972-237-4141, www.gptx.org/boards  

Wednesday, September 11
Café Tacvba
9 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Thursday, September 12
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1013 Meeting
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Veterans Event Center, 925 Conover Dr.
For membership information, call James McDaniel 469-544-4966 or Chuck Kinsey at 972-623-2523
http://vietnamvetsofgp.org  

Friday, September 13
Flaco Jimenez, Max Baca & Los TexManiacs
7:30 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-237-8786, www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Friday, Sept. 13-Saturday, Sept. 14
American Quarter Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
For information, call 972-237-7223 or visit www.LoneStarPark.com  

Saturday, September 14
Summit TRI - Triathlon for ages 50 and older
300 yd. swim, 3 mile bike, 1 mile walk/run
6:30 a.m., The Summit, 2975 Esplanade
Summit members: $25, Non members: $30, Team registration: $50
For more information, contact Amber Martin 972-237-4146 or amartin@gptx.org  

Saturday, September 14
Young Eagles Rally Sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association
Free flights for youth ages 8-17 – Open to the Public
8 a.m.-2 p.m., Grand Prairie Municipal Airport, 3122 Great Southwest Parkway
For reservations to fly free on aircraft, call Michelle Daniel 817-718-6995, or email mpdaniel@prodigy.net  

Saturday, September 14-Sunday, September 15
Prairie Paws Pet Adoptions at PetSmart
11 a.m.-4 p.m.,2309 W. Interstate 20
972-237-8575 or 972-660-8844

Saturday, September 14
Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main
www.gptx.org/farmersmarket  

Saturday, September 14
Rummage Sale Benefiting the Grand Prairie Police Academy Alumni Association to promote and improve community relations, community involvement and support the Grand Prairie Police Department
8 a.m.-3 p.m., The Summit, 2975 Esplanade
www.gpcpaaa.org  

Saturday, September 14
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
9-11 a.m., Development Center, 206 W. Church St.
Registration required by calling 972-237-8055 or online at www.gptx.org/WQ/HHW  

Saturday, September 14
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, September 14
The Wiggles
11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Sunday, Sept. 15-Monday, Sept. 30
Grand Prairie Arts Council Annual Juried Art Show and Sale
Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover Dr.

Tuesday, September 17
City Council
6:30 p.m., City Hall, 317 College St.
972-237-8035

Tuesday, September 17
Home Decorating on a Budget
Featuring Al Ramirez from Home Depot
7-8 p.m., Betty Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Road
972-237-5770

Wednesday, September 18
Volbeat, HIM, All that Remains and Airbourne
6:45 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

American Quarter Horse Racing
Thursday, September 19-Saturday, September 21
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
For information, call 972-237-7223 or visit www.LoneStarPark.com  

Thursday, September 19
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  

Saturday, September 21
Farmers Market – Pet Parade.. Bring your Pet.. Win a Prize!
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main
www.gptx.org/farmersmarket  

Saturday, September 21
Flight of the Monarch Celebration
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Central Park (State Highway 161 between Arkansas Lane and Warrior Trail)
Butterfly release at 2 p.m., kite flying, bounce houses, crafts, vendors, food, puppet show
972-237-8100

Saturday, September 21
Scouts Classic Car Show
Check in: 3:30-5 p.m., Judging: 5-6 p.m., Awards: 7 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 122 N. Center St.
Trophies, food, flag ceremony, DJ
Entry fee: $20, Vendors fee: $40

Saturday, September 21
One Republic with Sara Bareilles, Johnny Rezeznik, Plain White T’s, David Cook, Harper Blynn
5:30 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Saturday, September 21
Summit Sock Hop with the Johnny Diamond Band
Tickets $10 advance/$15 at the door
For more information, call 972-237-4141

Sunday, September 22
The Weekend
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Monday, September 23
Renovate Your Room – for ages 3-12
Presented by Karen Jensen
6-7 p.m., Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Road
972-237-5770

Tuesday, September 24
Basic Home Improvement
Presented by Al Ramirez from Home Depot
7-8 p.m., Betty Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Road
972-237-5770

Tuesday, September 24
Luis Miguel
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Wednesday, September 25
Steve Miller Band
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Thursday, September 26
5th Annual Taste of Grand Prairie
Sponsored by the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce
4-5 p.m.- Senior Citizens Hour, 5-8:30 p.m.-open to the general public
QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
$10 adults, $5 students
Booth spaces are available for restaurants, businesses and individual crafters
For more information, call 972-264-1558, or visit www.tasteofgrandprairie.com  

Thursday, September 26
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, September 26-Sunday, September 28
American Quarter Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
For information, call 972-237-7223 or visit www.LoneStarPark.com  

Thursday, September 26
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

Thursday, September 26
Fall Out Boy
7 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Friday, September 27
AISD student holiday

Friday, September 27-Saturday, September 28
Treasure Trunk Two-Day Parking Lot Flea Market
The Summit, 2975 Esplanade
Stop by The Summit to reserve your spot at the market today
$25 or $40 for combo.
972-237-4147

Saturday, September 28
Farmers Market – Composting in Texas
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main
www.gptx.org/farmersmarket  

Saturday, September 28
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, September 28
American Indian Heritage Day
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-7223

Sunday, September 29
How Sweet the Sound
7:30 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Tuesday, October 1
No City Council Meeting – National Night Out

Tuesday, October 1
Stylish Window Treatments
Presented by Tara Caldwell from J.C. Penney
7-8 p.m., Betty Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Road
972-237-5770

Thursday, October 3
Grand Prairie Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
6:30-9 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Drive
www.gpgstx.org

Thursday, October 3-Saturday, October 5
American Quarter Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
For information, call 972-237-7223 or visit www.LoneStarPark.com  

Thursday, October 3-Friday, October 4
Listen to My Heart – The Songs of David Friedman
8 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-237-8786, www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Thursday, October 3
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  

Thursday, October 3
Martina McBride
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Friday, October 4
Sgt. Gregory L. Hunter 6th Annual “Remember the Fallen” Memorial Golf Tournament
7 a.m. – registration, 8 a.m. – shotgun start
Tangle Ridge Golf Club, 818 Tangle Ridge Dr.
Breakfast, lunch and raffle prizes – registration fee: $90 (deadline to register is Oct. 1)
For more information, visit www.grandprairiepolice.org , or call 817-715-9415 or 817-360-1568

Saturday, October 5
Farmers Market – Empty Bowls
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main
www.gptx.org/farmersmarket

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

Saturday, October 5
Current Trends in Decorating: What’s Hot and What’s Not
Presented by Peggy Spitaletto, ASID, and Lori Miller, Decorator from Decorating Den
2-4 p.m., Betty Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Road
972-237-5770

Saturday, October 5
Listen to My Heart – The Songs of David Friedman
2:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-237-8786, www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Sunday, October 6
Earth Wind & Fire
7:30 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 214-373-8000 or 972-647-5700, www.verizontheatre.com  


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