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November , 2014                      
Arts/Entertainment

Texas Area Artists Exhibit

Texas Area Artists Exhibit Annual Award and Holiday Hues 2014 in the Main Gallery. The annual exhibition features more than 20 original works of art by Texas Area Artist members. Hours are Monday through Friday 8a – 5p and during performances
Location : Main Gallery 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 : Sunday, November 2nd thru Friday, November 28th     

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, November 7th      Time : 07:30 PM

A Tuna Christmas

Mesquite Community Theatre presents "A Tuna Christmas" by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and directed by Dennis Guillion.
In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun. Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh filled evening.

Performances are at 8 pm on Nov. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 and Dec. 4, 5, 6. Matinee performances are at 2:30 pm on Nov. 9, 16, and 23. For reservations, call 972-216-8126 or email reservations@mesquitecommunitytheatre.com. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.mesquitecommunitytheatre.com .
Location : Black Box Theatre at Mesquite Arts Center
Address : 1527 N. Galloway, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-216-8126
Web site : www.mesquitecommunitytheatre.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Friday, November 7th thru Saturday, December 6th     

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Concert

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra in concert with "An American Salute," a musical tribute to America's heroes. Concert begins at 7:30p. Tickets available at the door one hour prior to the concert - $12 for adults & $6 for students. Call 972-216-8127 for more information or visit www.mesquitesymphony.org .
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, November 8th      Time : 07:30 PM

Johnny Case and the Texas Swingtet

The Mesquite Arts Council presents Johnny Case and the Texas Swingtet at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Pianist Johnny Case calls upon some of his favorite performers for a night of western swing. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children. Tickets are available at the door or call 972-216-6444 for reservations. For information on the artist, visit www.johnnycasejazz.com
Location : Mesquite Arts Center Concert Hall
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 : Friday, November 14th      Time : 07:30 PM
Community Events

Mesquite Recycles Day

Presented by Keep Mesquite Beautiful and the City of Mesquite, Mesquite Recycles Day will be held on Saturday November 8, 2014, from 8 a.m. to noon in the front parking lot of Poteet High School, located at 3300 Poteet Drive. Vehicles entered the event through the front entrance on Galloway.

Accepted Items

Gently used eye glasses
Gently used books, magazines, videos, DVDs, CDs, and Books on Tape
Used cellular phones, cellular phone batteries and accessories, used laser and ink jet printer cartridges, and used rechargeable batteries
Gently used clothing, handbags, linens, and towels
Gently used toys and children’s items
Tires and used appliances
E-waste (computers, monitors, television, printers, any electronic device)

Document Destruction
A document destruction truck was also available on site. Shredding was done off-site through Greenstar Security Destruction, a NAID (National Association of Information Destruction) certified company. If needed, you can receive a document of destruction after the event.

Unaccepted Items
Commercial office waste and household hazardous waste are not accepted at this event. All household hazardous waste (i.e. paint cans, pesticides, and motor oil) must be taken to 11234 Plano Road in Dallas, Texas. Please visit the Dallas County website for more details.
Location : Poteet High School front parking lot
Address : 3300 Poteet Drive, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-329-8331
Web site : www.cityofmesquite.com/391/Mesquite-Recycles-Day
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, November 8th      Time : 08:00 AM 12:00 PM

Santa Arrives at Town East Mall

Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturday, November 8th! Help kick off Town East Mall's Wild West Christmas this Saturday at Town East Mall with the Mesquite Rodeo. Kids of all ages are encouraged to welcome Santa! Santa will be escorted to his new home where everyone can enjoy arts and crafts, fun games and delicious treats! Santa arrives at the lower level, in front of BJ's and Buca di Beppo restaurants.
Location : Town East Mall, lower level in front of BJ's and Buca di Beppo
Address : 2063 Town East Mall, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-270-4431
Web site : www.towneastmall.com/events/santa-photos
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, November 8th     

Mesquite's Got Talent

Mesquite Social Services is showcasing local talent in this evening fundraiser at the Mesquite Arts Center. 100% of the ticket sales will go to support Mesquite Social Services programs.

Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the talent show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person for dinner and the show or $20 per person for the show only. Please RSVP by noon on Nov. 14. Sponsorships are also available. For tickets and to RSVP, contact Trisha Lowery at 469-254-9653 or trisha@mesquitesocialservices.org .
Location : Mesquite Arts Center
Address : 1527 N. Galloway, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 469-254-9653
Web site : www.mesquitesocialservices.org
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Friday, November 14th      Time : 06:30 PM

Business After Hours & Santa Cop Toy Collection

Celebrate the season with festive food, decor and fun at the Windsor Florist Open House, during the Mesquite Chamber's Business After Hours event on Tuesday, November 18th from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Christmas shopping and networking at its best! Santa will be there, so bring your camera, your Christmas shopping list and an unwrapped toy to be donated to the Mesquite Police Department's Santa Cop program! All ages are welcome!
Location : Windsor Florist
Address : 201 Main St., Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-289-7030
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Tuesday, November 18th      Time : 05:30 PM 07:00 PM
Festivals/Events

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, November 1st thru Sunday, November 2nd     

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, November 4th thru Tuesday, December 16th      Time : 11:00 AM 04:00 PM

Mesquite Rodeo Gun Show

Visit the Mesquite Rodeo Gun Show. With over 400 tables, we have what you are looking for! Public invited to Buy, Sell, or Trade.

Location
Mesquite Rodeo
Mesquite Rodeo Exhibition Center
1800 Rodeo Drive
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 : Mesquite Exhibit Hall at Rodeo Center
Address : 1800 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : (817)732-1194
Web site : www.premiergunshows.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, November 8th thru Sunday, November 9th     

Mesquite Holiday Market

Find great gift ideas, fun holiday festivities and live local entertainment at the Mesquite Holiday Market. Located in Heritage Square, downtown between Main and Davis streets. Hours are noon to 5:00 p.m.
Location : Heritage Square between Main and Davis
Address : 223 W. Davis Street, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 866-242-8078
Web site : www.eventivemarketingsolutions.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, November 8th      Time : 12:00 PM 05:00 PM

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, November 15th      Time : 10:00 AM

Craft Fair

Annual Craft Fair - LOTS OF VENDORS
Breakfast, Chili Cook-off, Pie Contest
Holiday shopping, lots of unique gifts
Location : ST. MARKS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Address : 3117 Motley Dr., Mesquite Texas
Contact Phone : 972-222-8426
Web site : Stmarksumcmesquite.org
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, November 15th thru Saturday, November 15th      Time : 08:00 AM 03:00 PM

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, November 22nd      Time : 10:00 AM 01:00 PM

Dallas Gem and Mineral Show

57th Annual Gem and Mineral Show -- Nature's Rock Garden. Rocks, minerals, specimens, polished faceted gems, fossils, lapidary equipment, jewelry supplies, games and demonstrations, fluorescent display, prizes and silent auction, gem identification and mineral identification. Hours are Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.
Location : Rodeo Centre Exhibit Hall
Address : 1800 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite TX

Web site : www.dallasgemandmineral.org
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, November 22nd thru Sunday, November 23rd     

RECONOCIMIENTO A LA MÚSICA CATÓLICA 2014

Enjoy music and praise all day long with artists from all over North America. Contact Antonio Murillo at 214-586-6599 for more information.
Location : Mesquite Arena
Address : 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 214-586-6599
Web site : www.reconocimientomusicacatolica.com/index.html
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, November 22nd      Time : 08:00 AM 09:00 PM
Sports Events

Yellow Rose of Texas Memorial Reunion Wrestling Event

The Coastal Wrestling Foundation presents David Von Erich and the Yellow Rose of Texas Memorial Reunion on November 1 at Mesquite Arena. The event begins at 6 pm. Main Event #1 pits VE3G (Ross & Marshall Von Erich) with Kevin Von Erich against The Wolves (Daver Richards & Eddie Edwards). Main Event #2 is the David Von Erich Memorial Battle Royal (20 Men). Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com or www.mesquiterodeo.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 : Saturday, November 1st      Time : 07:00 PM

5th Annual Texas Longhorn Shootout

The 5th Annual Texas Longhorn Shootout is an indoor, open wheel dirt track race that features many of the top Midget, Mini-Sprint and Go-Kart drivers from throughout the region. On Friday, gates open at 4 pm and racing begins at 8 pm. On Saturday, gates open at 3 pm and racing begins at 6 pm. Visit website for ticket information or contact Kevin Ramey at 817-988-7433.
Location : Mesquite Arena
Address : 1818 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 817-988-7423
Web site : www.longhornshootout.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Friday, November 28th thru Saturday, November 29th     

Texas Motorsport Expo & Auction

This year’s Texas Motorsport Expo and Auction will be held on Saturday, November 29,2014 at the Mesquite Convention & Expo Center! We have partnered with the 5th Annual Longhorn Shootout which will take place on Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November 29th, 20134 at the Mesquite Rodeo Arena!

Two great events at one location! For more information regarding the Texas Motorsport Expo and Auction, please contact Kevin Rogers at 972.289.7223.
Location : Mesquite Expo Hall at Rodeo Center
Address : 1800 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-289-7723
Web site : www.texasmotorsportexpo.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, November 29th