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August , 2014                      
Arts/Entertainment

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, August 1st      Time : 07:30 PM

Mesquite Creative Arts Club Exhibit

Mesquite Creative Arts Club will hold an exhibition, in the Main and Chamber Galleries. The galleries are open M-F 8a-5p and during performances.
Location : Main and Chamber Galleries 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 : Monday, August 4th thru Saturday, August 30th     

Mesquite Community Theatre Presents "Driving Miss Daisy"

Mesquite Community Theatre presents "Driving Miss Daisy," by Alfred Uhry. A warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady, and a proud, soft-spoken black man. Tickets range from $15 - $8. Call 972/216-8126 for reservations and information.

Performances:
Friday, August 8@8p,
Saturday, August 9@8p,
Sunday, August 10 @230p;
Friday, August 15@8p;
Saturday, August 16@8p;
Sunday, August 17@230p;
Thursday, August 21 @8p;
Friday, August 22@8p;
Saturday, August 23@8p.
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, August 8th thru Saturday, August 23rd     

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 : Sunday, August 31st thru Friday, September 26th     
Community Events

Fall Into Gardening

The Dallas County Master Gardener Association will host Fall Into Gardening, a half-day event that will geared for people who want to learn how to garden. Master gardeners will cover topics such as what types of plants grow best in raised beds, square foot gardening, drip irrigation and container gardening. Registration is $10 and begins at 8:30 a.m. The class runs form 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location : First United Methodist Church
Address : 300 N. Galloway Ave, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 214-904-3053
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, August 2nd      Time : 08:30 AM 12:30 PM

FAM Fest

Fam Fest is a FREE community event designed to resource families. One of the most popular attractions of the event is that there are backpacks full of school supplies given to students entering grades K-5th grades. You can expect games, prizes, face tattoos, and more activities that will make this a fun event for your whole family. Fam Fest is hosted by New Community Church in partnership with Calvary First Baptist Church.

Fam Fest is Saturday, August 16. There are three time slots available to attend during the day: 11AM-1PM, 1PM-3PM, 3PM-5PM. This is an outdoor event. Please be prepared to be in the sun. We suggest sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses. The event is in an open field, so close toed shoes are recommended.

Anyone and everyone is welcome at Fam Fest. Any participant age 17 and under without a parent will be limited on availability of activities. You do not have to pre-register, however you will have to register on-site at the event. This will make your check-in process longer. Pre-registration is preferred. To pre-register, visit http://www.newcommunity.co/#/fam-fest/about.

Free services that will be available at Fam Fest are:
Backpacks (grades K-5 ONLY)
Medical, Vision and Dental screenings
Job and College Fair
Hair cuts
Games & Bounce Houses
Face Tattoos

Location : Outdoors at New Community Church
Address : 2600 Eastglen Boulevard, Mesquite TX

Web site : www.newcommunity.co
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, August 16th     
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, August 5th 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 Expo Center
Address : 1800 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite TX

Web site : www.premiergunshows.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, August 9th thru Sunday, August 10th     

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, August 9th thru Saturday, September 13th      Time : 09:00 AM 02:00 PM

Doggie Splash Day

Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department invites all dogs and their owners to this year’s annual Doggie Splash Day on Saturday, August 16 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event will be held at Vanston Pool, 2913 Oates Drive. There is a fee of $5 for one owner and one pet, $2.00 for each additional pet and $1 for all spectators.

This event is a great opportunity for dogs and their owners to cool off, compete for prizes or just play at the pool! Activities include access to the wading pool, small slide and one-meter diving board as well as the following contests:
- Swim suit contest 10:30 a.m.
- Dog Paddle Race 11:00 a.m.
- Diving contest 12:00 p.m.

In an effort to make sure that everyone in attendance has a safe and enjoyable experience all dogs will be required to show proof of current vaccinations and must be accompanied by a responsible person 16 and older. Aggressive or socially awkward dogs may be asked to leave. Lifeguards will be on duty, so dog owners are invited to swim with their pets if desired.
For more information please call 972.216.6260
Location : Vanston Pool
Address : 2913 Oates Drive, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-216-6260
Web site : www.cityofmesquite.com/214/Parks-Recreation
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, August 16th      Time : 10:00 AM 01:00 PM

American Amusement Arcade Auction

American Amusement Auctions specializes in the auctioning of Coin-Operated Amusement Equipment. Admission to their auctions is always free and open to the public. They specialize in auctioning amusement equipment such as pinball machines, arcade games, air hockey, pool tables, foosball tables, jukeboxes, dart games, touch screens, change machines, redemption games, kiddie rides, cranes, slot machines, video poker and other amusement and coin operated items. Each live auction features on average well over 500 pieces brought in by consignors from all over the United States, Canada & Mexico. Consigner drop-off August 15 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Preview is August 16, from 8 a.m. until auction starts at 10:00 a.m.
Location : Big Town Events Center
Address : 2323 Big Town Blvd, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 405-974-0125
Web site : www.americanamusementauctions.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, August 16th      Time : 08:00 AM

Back to School Bash - Dive In Movie

Come experience the joys of movie watching during the dive-in movie at City Lake Aquatic Center on August 22, featuring the Disney movie "Frozen". Beginning at 7:00 p.m, we will have fun pool games, prizes, popcorn and more. If you arrive after 7 p.m., there is no fee charged. www.cityofmesquite.com/pard
Location : City Lake Aquatic Center
Address : 403 S. Galloway, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 972-216-6260
Web site : www.cityofmesquite.com/pard
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Friday, August 22nd     

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, August 23rd thru Saturday, December 27th      Time : 10:00 AM 01:00 PM

Mesquite Gun and Knife Show

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

Admission
One-day pass: $8
Weekend pass: $12
Children under 12: Free
Uniformed police officers: Free

Parking
Parking: FREE!

Location : Mesquite Expo Center
Address : 1750 Rodeo Drive, Mesquite TX
Contact Phone : 214-341-2895
Web site : www.tier1gunshows.com
Please click here to download the ical file for your e-mail and PDA calendar Date : Saturday, August 30th thru Sunday, August 31st     
Sports Events

Mesquite ProRodeo Series

Don't miss the toughest cowboys around the world as they compete with the strongest horses, steers and bulls in the country! This PRCA-sanctioned rodeo has been thrilling visitors since 1958. You'll see calf-roping, barrel racing, bronc busting, bull riding -- all of the traditional rodeo events, in AIR-CONDITIONED comfort. Every Friday and Saturday night from May 30 through August 23. Doors open at 6:30pm. and performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available 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, August 1st thru Saturday, August 23rd     

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 August, races are August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.

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 : Saturday, August 2nd thru Saturday, October 18th     

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 go on sale August 29 at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0C004D04A4AD4B1C.
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, August 29th     

Mexican Rodeo and Concert

Mexican rodeo and concert featuring Los Indomables de Cedral, Los Pajaritos de Tacupa, and Ezequiel Pena. Tickets are available at Mesquite Arena and at Supermercado El Rancho stores. Call the arena at 972-285-8777. Doors open at 3 pm and event begins at 4 pm.
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 : Sunday, August 31st      Time : 03:00 PM