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September , 2014                      
Arts/Entertainment

Mark Crow Exhibit

The Mesquite Arts Council presents the work of Mark Crow in the Main Gallery. Mark is a self taught contemporary painter whose work is often noted for its intricate layers influenced by modern architecture, social, political and cultural issues. Open Monday through Friday 8 am – 5pm and during performances, call the Arts Council for more information at 972-216-6444. Admission – FREE
Location : Main Gallery of Mesquite Arts Center
Address : 1527 N. Galloway, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-216-6444
Web site : www.mesquiteartscenter.org
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Monday, September 1st thru Friday, September 26th     

First Friday Gospel Show

Joe Gordon and Ransomed present a variety of gospel music. Visit www.ransomedonline.com for more information.
Location : First Baptist Church Meadowview
Address : 4346 N. Galloway, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 214-537-2097
Web site : www.ransomedonline.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Friday, September 5th      Time : 07:30 PM

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Membership Gala and Concert

NEW DATE! Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Membership Gala & Concert, 29th Season. Gala and Silent Auction at 6 pm (no admission charge). Performance begins at 7:30 pm -- see ticket pricing options below. Call 972-216-8127 for more information or visit www.mesquitesymphony.org.

Tickets:
Adults - $12
Children/Students - $6

Group (10 ore more) Tickets:
Adults - $10/each
Children/Students - $5/each

Season Tickets:
Adults - $60 (one FREE concert)
Children/Students - $30 (one FREE concert)
Location : Concert Hall at Mesquite Arts Center
Address : 1527 N. Galloway, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-216-6444
Web site : www.mesquiteartscenter.org
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, September 13th      Time : 06:00 PM
Community Events

3rd Annual Anti-Bully Rally

The 3rd Annual Anti-Bully Rally is a free community event hosted by the Mesquite Elks Lodge. We will have a DJ, dance contests, poster making contest, free t-shirts, prizes, drawings for bicycles and a tablet, hot dogs and drinks, a video game truck, and magician, David Hira!
Location : The Mesquite Elks Lodge #2404 is located on Gus Thomasson Road between Oates and I30.
Address : 4201 Gus Thomasson Rd, Mesquite Texas
Contact Phone : 972-270-2404
Web site : www.elks.org
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Sunday, September 28th      Time : 02:00 PM 05:00 PM
Festivals/Events

Florence Ranch Homestead Tours

Presented by Historic Mesquite, Inc. Museum hours are each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 2nd Saturday of the month from 10 am to 1 pm.
Location : Florence Ranch Homestead
Address : 1424 Barnes Bridge Road, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-613-7547
Web site : www.historicmesquite.org
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Tuesday, September 2nd thru Tuesday, December 16th      Time : 11:00 AM 04:00 PM

Premier Gun Show at Big Town

Visit the Premier Gun Show at Big Town . With over 700 tables, we have what you are looking for! Public invited to Buy, Sell, or Trade.

Location
Big Town Event Center
2323 Big Town Blvd.
Mesquite TX, 75149

Show Hours
Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

General Admission – $8, cash only
Weekend Passes – $12, cash only
Children UNDER 12 – Free
Uniformed Peace Officers – Free

FREE parking.
Location : Big Town Event Center
Address : 2323 Big Town Blvd, Mesquite TX

Web site : www.premiergunshows.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, September 6th thru Sunday, September 7th     

DFW Toy Dog Club Show

Come see some of the best of the toy breeds at this weekend's DFW Toy Dog Show! Back to Back Toy Group Shows: Specialities on Friday 9/12 and
Toy Shows 9/13 & 9/14. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For further information please call our Show Chair Mary Napper 817-221-9078 or email at tumbleweed.dogs@juno.com.
Location : Mesquite Expo Center
Address : 1800 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 817-221-9078
Web site : www.dfwtoydogclub.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Friday, September 12th thru Sunday, September 14th     

The Marketplace - Artisans' and Farmer's Market

The MarketPlace is a European Style Market with produce, food, and artisan/craftsman vendors. The MarketPlace will be located in Historic Downtown Mesquite in the Downtown Square between Main & Davis every 2nd Saturday of the month starting in April through September, from 9 am - 2 pm. This event supports Community Heart of Mesquite, For more information please visit www.themarketplacedfw.com or call 866-242-8078 or email kirk.eventive@live.com.
Location : Heritage Square in Historic Downtown Mesquite
Address : 223 W. Davis, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 866-242-8078
Web site : www.themarketplacedfw.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, September 13th      Time : 09:00 AM 02:00 PM

4th Annual Habitat Automotive Show

This will be a 100% outdoor two day event with show and spectator parking consisting entirely of concrete parking. No asphalt, gravel, grass, dirt or mud.
Roll in for pre-registered vehicles will begin at 7am Saturday and new vehicle registration will begin at the same time. The show will be open to spectators Saturday from 9am- 5pm and the gates will close at 6pm. There will be a car/ truck limbo contest Saturday as well as a club tug of war with awards for the top contestants. Sunday registration starts at 7am and gates will be open to spectators at 9am. The awards ceremony for the vehicle participants will be Sunday at 2pm with a Top 75 class for the weekend as well as more than a dozen best of and specialty awards that all registered vehicles will be eligible for.

The show will be open to cars, trucks, bikes, and anything else that is powered by an engine and is able to be displayed.

Spectators:
$5 per day per person, weekend passes can be purchased for $10 per person
Kids 12 & under are free.
Location : Mesquite Arena
Address : 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 214-793-3532
Web site : www.habitatshow.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, September 13th thru Sunday, September 14th     

Shrine Circus

Enjoy 7 performances of the Shrine Circus, benefitting the Hella Shrine. The circus is a combination of strength & skill, beauty & mystery. With amazing lighting and sound, watch as human and animal performers transform you into the magical world of circus. The circus is a fun family adventure that is for everyone.

Shows are Friday, Sept 19 at 7:30 pm, Saturday Sept 20th at 11:30 am, 3:30 pm and 8 pm and Sunday the 21st at 11 am, 2 pm, and 6:30 pm.
The Friday night show and the Saturday morning and matinee will feature an appearance by Chillindrina. For tickets, visit www.2014circus.com or www.mesquite rodeo.com, 972-285-8777.
Location : Mesquite Arena
Address : 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-285-8777
Web site : www.2014circus.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Friday, September 19th thru Sunday, September 21st     

Arcade Auction

Auction Game Sales is an amusement and entertainment equipment auction company that has been serving both domestic and international clients at monthly consignment auctions for over 30 years. At every sale, they average 750 items for auction, giving you the chance to choose from the largest and best selection of quality, late-model amusement equipment. Items are accepted on Friday the day before the auction, from noon until 9pm. They also accept items on Saturday the morning of the auction from 8am – 10am. All auctions start at 10:00 a.m.
Location : Big Town Event Center
Address : 2323 Big Town Blvd, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 1-800-551-0660
Web site : www.auctiongamesales.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, September 20th      Time : 10:00 AM

Buchanan Antique and Collectibles Market

For more than 30 years, “Buchanans” has been a southwest tradition, featuring the largest selection of quality antiques and collectibles for both the serious collector and amateur decorator.

Each month hundreds of dealers from across the United States sell treasures and hard-to-find items such as furniture, glassware, pottery, china, books, quilts, shabby chic, collectible toys, clocks, artwork, memorabilia, vintage clothing and much more.

For info call 405-844-6055 or email buchananmk@aol.com .
Location : Big Town Event Center
Address : 2323 Big Town Blvd, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 405-844-6055
Web site : www.buchananmarkets.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, September 20th thru Sunday, September 21st     

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale

Just Between Friends returns with their very popular consignment sale for children and maternity items, including clothing, toys, baby equipment, furniture, books, videos, and more. The wallet-friendly event is set for September 25-28 at the Mesquite Rodeo Exhibit Hall. Visit www.facebook.com/jbfdallas for more info.

At JBF Dallas-
• Local families sell their new and gently used children’s and maternity items – turning clutter into cash
• Other families shop and save 50 to 90% on items for back-to-school and fall/winter
• All money stays in local community and most goes into pockets of local families
JBF helps families “turn clutter into cash” as a consignor. Families price and tag their own items using an easy online system, and JBF does the rest of the work handling the sales. Consignors earn 65 percent of the sales and 70 percent if they volunteer. The rest of the money covers the cost of putting on the event.

JBF Dallas
Date:
Wednesday, September 24 - 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. (private presale day)
Thursday, September 25 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, September 26 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday September 27 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, September 28 – noon to 6 p.m.
Place: Mesquite Rodeo Exhibit Hall 1700 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite, TX 75149
Admission: $3 on Thursday, September 25th only. All other days are free.

Local mom Susan Newhouse organizes and runs the JBF event twice a year. She is thrilled to help the community save and earn money. JBF also gives back, donating unsold items and part of the proceeds to Buckner Children’s Home.
Location : Mesquite Expo Hall at Rodeo Centre
Address : 1800 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 214-793-0310
Web site : www.dallas.jbfsale.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Thursday, September 25th thru Sunday, September 28th     

Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tour

Presented by Historic Mesquite, Inc., tours of the beautiful S.D. Lawrence home, located in Opal Lawrence Historical Park, are every 4th Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Be sure to note the unique painted ceilings! Tours also available by appointment.
Location : Opal Lawrence Historical Park
Address : 701 E. Kearney, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-216-6468
Web site : www.historicmesquite.org
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, September 27th thru Saturday, December 27th      Time : 10:00 AM 01:00 PM

19th Annual Taste & Trade

Come meet folks from local businesses and sample food from local restaurants at the 19th Annual Taste & Trade at the Mesquite Expo Center at Rodeo Center. This year's theme is "Celebrating Flight in Mesquite," and you'll find plenty of booths with great food, prizes, freebies and fun.

Contact the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce, 972-285-0211, for Vendor and Restaurant information.
Location : Mesquite Exhibit Hall at Rodeo Center
Address : 1800 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-285-0211
Web site : www.mesquitechamber.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Tuesday, September 30th      Time : 04:00 PM 08:00 PM
Sports Events

Devil's Bowl Speedway

Enjoy auto racing at the Southwest’s most famous dirt track! With its half-mile, oval clay track, Devil’s Bowl Speedway hosts Race Saver Sprints, Limited Modifieds, Factory Stocks and Late Model auto racing. Gates open at 6 p.m., hot laps at 7 p.m., and racing starts at 8 p.m. In September, races are September 5 and 6.

To get to Devil's Bowl Speedway: Take Interstate 20 East of Mesquite to the Lawson Road exit (three miles east of the I-635 interchange). The speedway is three and one-half miles north on Lawson Road.
Location : Devil's Bowl Speedway
Address : 1711 Lawson Road, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-222-2421
Web site : www.devilsbowl.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Friday, September 5th thru Saturday, September 6th     

WBA Bantam Weight Championship of the World

Iron Mike Productions presents World Boxing Association (WBA) Bantam Weight Championship of the World title fight at Mesquite Arena on September 26. Panama's Anselmo "Chemito" Moreno will defend his title against Dominican Juan Carlos Payano. Tickets are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com.
Location : Mesquite Arena
Address : 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-285-8777
Web site : www.mesquiterodeo.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Friday, September 26th