If you are interested in the history of Grapevine – mainly its alleged ghostly history – then be the first to comment on this post on the webpage or our Facebook page. Leave us your email address or phone number so that we can contact you when you win (a PM or DM is fine as long as you leave a comment as well). Your prize is four (4) tickets to the Night Watchman Tour, courtesy of Grape Vine Springs Winery.
I have personally taken this tour and even if you don’t see any ghosts, the historical narrative is fascinating! Several people have captured ghostly faces in their photos!
This is a WALKING TOUR up and down Main Street, so be prepared to walk 60-90 minutes. The tour ends back at the Winery, where every tour participant can enjoy a free glass of the excellent wines offered by Grape Vine Springs.
Tours are held Friday and Saturday nights and leave from the Winery, located at 409 S. Main, at exactly 7pm, so it’s recommended that you check-in around 6:45pm. The tour is kid-friendly, unless you have a sensitive child, as some stories do contain gruesome, but not graphic, details. YOU MUST MAKE A RESERVATION. Just tell them that you have free tickets donated by The Grapevine Source.
For more information, click on the links above, and may the quickest commenter win!
Grapevine Animal Services held an Open House on April 23 to celebrate their first year of business in their new digs, located at 500 Shady Brook Lane. This building is about three times the size of the original, which did not have the space and modern services that are required more often in this day and age.
The Open House featured shelter tours, a coloring contest, crafts for animals (paw prints), giveaways, adoption specials, face painting, a microchip clinic, raffles, Wise Guys Pizza, the Grapevine Mobile Library, music, police and fire vehicles, and popsicles for humans and dogs.
Mayor Ron Jensen invites the community to join him for the Cyclin’ with the Mayor Grand Peninsula ride on Thursday, April 21. Participants are asked to meet at 6 p.m. at Daulton Elementary School, 2607 N. Grand Peninsula Dr. The ride will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Cyclin’ with the Mayor is a series of monthly bike rides that are part of the Get Fit GP initiative. Each ride is estimated to be a distance of about five to six miles and is set at a leisurely pace. Participants must bring a bike to participate. Updated location information for all the upcoming rides is posted on www.gptx.org/GetFitGP.
The Get Fit GP initiative offers local resources to improve health through physical fitness and healthy food options for Grand Prairie citizens.
The Games consist of traditional Celtic feats-of-strength competitions such as Braemar Stone, Hammer Toss, and Caber [log] Toss. Altogether, there were 14 athlete classes, each competing in 9 different events.
Susan and Doug Berry founded Highland Arts and Athletics in 2021 as a non-profit organization to keep this Celtic tradition going in the DFW area and to contribute philanthropically to the Grapevine community. Doug serves as the CEO and Athletic Director, and Susan does just about everything else!
Ready, set, BLAST OFF! Attention all moms and sons! Are you ready for a date night that is out of this WORLD? Then be sure to sign up for a night out together that will take you to Neptune and back!
This space-tacular event is guaranteed to be a blast with intergalactic entertainment, activities that will take you to another planet, and food from across the galaxies. Come ready to glow like the stars as we blast off to space!
Ticket prices are per person and will be available for purchase at GoGrapevine.com/MotherSon. Space is limited and tickets will not be sold at the door.
Dates: Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5
Location: Foundations Church Grapevine, 1520 W Wall Street
Epic Waters, North Texas’ largest indoor waterpark, is currently offering a series of programs, shows, and activities under the banner “H20lidays.” Not only do these family-friendly events celebrate the holiday season, but they also mark the Park’s third anniversary. Here is what’s in store for H20lidays:
Breakfast with Santa
Dates: 12/11, 12/12 and 12/18, 12/19
Time: 9am – 11am (Doors open at 8:30am)
Description: Enjoy a festive holiday spread with Santa himself! Santa is making a pitstop at Epic Waters and is bringing Mrs. Claus and even the workshop elves to join in on the party! Guests can expect an immersive meet-and-greet experience with Santa while enjoying some tasty food, activities, and more. All tickets include full-day admission into Epic Waters plus one take-home photo with Santa!
Epic Family New Year
Date: December 31,2021 – January 1, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Description: North Texas’ largest indoor waterpark is celebrating the holiday spirit to Grand Prairie with a New Year’s Eve Bash that is sure to amaze! Spend your New Year’s Eve on the beach with our Epic Crew as we ring in 2022! Add to your experience with a delicious New Years’ dinner like no other! Guests can enjoy immersive activities, delicious eats, and live entertainment as we keep the party going all night long.
4th Annual Epic Plunge
Date: February 6, 2022
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Description: Guests can kick off the new year and take the Epic Plunge with our Crew into anticipated water temperatures in the 50’s! Afterward, they can thaw off with a cup of hot chocolate while inside the waterpark, which is kept at a pleasant 84 degrees. All participants willing to brave the cold and take the plunge will receive an “I Conquered the Epic Plunge” long-sleeved t-shirt, hot chocolate after they take the plunge, as well as a full-day admission ticket to enjoy everything Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark has to offer.
Hi Folks – I can’t tell you how excited I am about the Peace Together Walk happening Saturday, November 6th in Colleyville. So many people will be coming out and showing our community that we don’t have to give in to the fear, distrust, and hatred that threatens our society.
The value of an event like our Walk comes from the opportunity to spend time with people that have different backgrounds and perspectives than ourselves, people that may look different than us, who perhaps pray in a different way than we do, or who may simply possess a different belief system in some non-threatening ways. I’m sure there are many people in your life, perhaps a friend or family member, who has a perspective that would be valuable to share with others. Would you please bring them along with you to the Walk?Whether or not they or you have formally registered for the Walk will not matter—all are welcome. Just be at the parking lot of Good Shepherd Catholic Community, 1000 Tinker Road in Colleyville (overflow parking available at First United Methodist Church Colleyville) at 12:30 PM and we will transport you to the Opening Ceremonies at the Colleyville Masjid.
Please also review the list of donated food items below that we will be collecting at the Walk on behalf of the GRACE food pantry, to benefit local families who need support this holiday season.
My thanks to each of you, and those you reach out to and bring to YOUR Walk, for taking the time to share your story with others. Standing together we can make a difference. Together we can continue to rise up when hatred, bigotry, discrimination, and intolerance try to push us down. Love, friendship, and understanding will make us the winners.
Thank you so much for your support and all the love you’ve shown Peace Together already! See you Saturday!
Flutter into fall on Saturday, October 16 for the 24th Annual Butterfly Flutterby, presented by Cook Children’s Healthcare System. This event celebrates the migration of the iconic North American monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico by way of Grapevine.
Monarch butterflies have often been considered messengers of inspiration, beauty and the power to transform. Participate in a gossamer parade and enjoy live butterfly releases, crafts and more! The event is also presented by the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Grapevine Garden Club and the City of Grapevine Parks & Recreation Department.
Dress your favorite pet, yourself and your family in butterfly-themed costumes and participate in the Butterfly Flutterby gossamer costume contest and strolling parade in Grapevine’s Historic District, sponsored by BrightView Landscape Services. Contest and parade registration are free and begin at 8:45 a.m. in the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau parking lot, located at 636 S. Main St. You must be registered to participate in the contest and parade. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park (411 Ball St.). Strollers are welcome and encouraged for younger participants. Prizes will be awarded for the best pet costume, costume by age group (children only), and best costumes for adults and/or children in a group.
After the parade, join in the fun at the Grapevine Botanical Garden with butterfly arts and crafts, sponsored by Camp Bow Wow, where you can make your own pet bandana, beaded butterfly, pom pom caterpillars and more. Enjoy the Migration Station, brought to you by Marshall Grain Co., and learn all about which plants attract butterflies, what butterflies eat and more! See more than 300 butterflies from around the world. There will be Monarch T-shirt making, compliments of the T-Shirt Guys. Hear butterfly stories and learn more fun facts at 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
Visit the Pewitt Educational Pavilion where artwork by Grapevine/Colleyville ISD kindergarteners through fifth graders will be on display. This year’s theme is “Diary of a Monarch.” Contest winners will be announced at noon from the main stage.
LIVE butterfly releases, sponsored by Brightview Landscape Services, will occur at 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens. There will be a final release at 1:30 p.m. atNash Farm (626 Ball St.) during the Annual Fall Round Up. Line up near the main stage for a chance to get your own Monarch to release. The Monarchs are tagged with a special device to help us track their migration to Mexico.
The Mayor’s Monarch Pledge will be read proclaiming Grapevine as a city that will do its part to protect and preserve the monarch butterfly environment. Admission and all activities are free. Concessions and refreshments including snow cones and popsicles from Hip Pop and popcorn from the Sister Cities program will be available for purchase.
Butterfly photo ops abound and there will also be Butterfly Flutterby swag available for purchase.