Thomas The Train 2014

Grapevine, Texas

What: Day out With Thomas the Train in Grapevine, Texas

When: March 28th, 29th, and 30th
April 4th, 5th, and 6th
2014

Where: Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St, Grapevine, TX 76051

How Much: Tickets are between $17 and $22 each (plus ticketing fees from TickeWweb)

How to reserve tickets: Online through TicketWeb
Link to Ticketweb

Day Out with Thomas are some of the most fun days of the year in Grapevine, Texas. For two weekends each spring, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad is transformed into Thomas the Train.


Held annually, the event features an approximately 25-minute train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine, Thomas & FriendsTM themed entertainment, storytelling, live music, building with Mega Bloks®, temporary tattoos of Island of Sodor friends and an Imagination Station with arts & crafts and more. Little engineers will also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor.

Parking in the area is free.

This is a great event. Come enjoy a Day Out with Thomas the Train!

Here is a short video on Thomas the Train in Grapevine:

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GRACE playground soon a reality

Soon, people from the neighborhoods surrounding the GRACE Main Offices on Shady Brook Drive in Grapevine and others seeking better lives for those in need, will come together and build a playground. Those precious hours—the four or five hours it will take to build the playground—volunteered on a brisk Saturday morning, will be the culmination of years of hoping, praying, advocacy and planning.

You are cordially invited to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime event. The “Community Build” starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 8 at the GRACE, 610 Shady Brook Drive in Grapevine.

Parks and Recreation workers from the City of Grapevine will have most of the “heavy lifting” done—postholes will be augured and structural piping cemented in place. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 7:30am to check-in and enjoy a light breakfast before the work begins. Dress appropriately for hard work and for the weather. Parking is provided in the lot adjacent to the GRACE Main Office.

To become a part of this amazing day, contact GRACE Volunteer Manager Lara Sundell at 817.305.4653 or e-mail lsundell@gracegrapevine.org as soon as possible as space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

In the past, GRACE has sought grant funds for this playground, but a project like this—and the expense of demolition, rerouting infrastructure like utilities, earthmoving and all the other tasks before the first slipper slide went in—was more of a capital expense, and not something of interest to many granting agencies.

The City of Grapevine, though, envisioned the value of a park in this area.

“Our Parks and Recreation map showed us the way,” said Grapevine Assistant City Manager Jennifer Hibbs. Although Grapevine provides many locations for children and families, none are in the area adjacent to the GRACE Main Office. “For many in the neighborhood, transportation to the next nearest park was a problem. Plus, sites like this help build community cohesiveness—families and neighbors getting to know each other, and understanding better the struggles they share,” said Ms. Hibbs.

The GRACE Playground will be a place of joy, peace and fun, and will remind us every day that we are here to serve those in need and help guide them to a better place.

After the cement has settled, the playground Grand Opening will be held on Friday, March 14 at 11:30am. A ribbon cutting ceremony and blessing of the playground will take place before a complimentary lunch. The occasion will mark the kick off of Feed Our Kids 2014; a GRACE program that provides lunches for local area children during spring break and the summer weeks when they may otherwise not receive one. RSVP for the Grand Opening Ceremony at info@gracegrapevine.org.

 

This article was brought to you by Lake Ray Hubbard.

The Original Pancake House donates portion of sales to GRACE Thanksgiving Day

WHAT:

The Original Pancake House invites patrons to gobble down traditional Thanksgiving Day cuisine and breakfast favorites at The Original Pancake house in Grapevine on Thursday, November 28, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Original Pancake House will serve a limited selection of their made-from-scratch breakfast favorites in addition to turkey or ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry jelly.

A portion of sales will be donated to support Grapevine Relief And Community Exchange (GRACE), which provides emergency assistance, community clinic care, and transitional housing to homeless and low-income families. Guests will also enter to win a drawing from multiple giveaways of free pancakes for one year and complimentary pancake party for 10. This offer is only available at The Original Pancake House Grapevine location. For more information about GRACE, please visit http://www.gracegrapevine.org. For more information about The Original Pancake House, please visit www.ophdfw.com.

WHERE:

The Original Pancake House
1505 William D. Tate Ave
Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 421-3444

WHEN:

Thursday, November 28, 2013

8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

COST:

$12.99 per person with a portion of sales donated to GRACE

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This article was sponsored by Joe Pool Lake.

Veterans Day Parade 2013

VeteransDayLogoOn November 9th, 2013, the City of Grapevine will host its second annual Veterans Day Parade. Come out to Meadowmere Park at 10 am to celebrate and thank our Veterans. This is a very fun local event.

Here is the message from the city of Grapevine on the event:

The City of Grapevine is proud to host its second annual Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 9 from 10am-12pm at Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Lane. Our Veterans Day event has been created to honor, support and thank all who have served and are currently serving in our military and to celebrate the tremendous sacrifices endured by these men and women to ensure America’s freedom.

Parade registration is now open at grapevineveteransparade.org. This free event invites service members, families, groups, car clubs and individuals to participate in our parade inside Meadowmere Park and partake in our festivities including bounce houses, hot dogs, s’mores, a junior angler fishing experience for the kids, kayaks, paddle boats, crafts, and the opportunity to thank a Soldier! Register to walk, march, or ride in the parade. We invite you to take this opportunity to thank a Soldier and to experience the strength of our community through this patriotic event.

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This article was sponsored by Lake Lavon.

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm 2013

Grapevine Pumpkin Farm

As the air outside cools down and the corn stalks grow tall, we prepare ourselves for another year and another visit to Hall’s Pumpkin Farm. The farm opens to the public on Friday, October 4th at 3 pm. Hall’s Pumpkin Farm stays open until October 31st.

Hall’s Pumpkin Farm hours:

Monday thru Thursday 3pm-8pm
Friday 3pm-10pm
Saturday 10am-10pm
Sunday 1pm-8pm

Located at:

3420 Hall Johnson Road, Grapevine, Texas

Things to do:
•Hay Rides – $2
•Corn Maze – $5
•Face painting
•Mini tractor rides
•Mini hay maze

There is also barbeque and kettle corn available for purchase.

This is a great event each year for kids and families. There is so much to do and the weather is usually great. General admission is free which makes it even better.

You can purchase a pumpkin from the farm while you are there. Have fun!

Note: No professional photography sessions allowed.

Located at the corner of Hall Johnson Rd and Pool Rd in Grapevine, Texas.

This article was sponsored by Lake Ray Hubbard.