Monday, September 27, 2021

Plan Your Graduation Party With Legends Hall

It’s hard to believe that summer is right around the corner.

We say it all the time, but time really has flown by these past few months. To some, it might feel like the holidays just happened. It may feel like August was just a few weeks ago for students wrapping up the school year! And for those students getting ready to move on to their next great adventure, Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake is here to help you celebrate in style.

Let’s not dismiss all the hard work it took to get to this point, let’s celebrate it, and what better way to celebrate than with a graduation party? Maybe it’s high school graduation, and you’re getting ready to leave home for the first time. Perhaps it’s college graduation, and you’re about to enter the “real world.” Make your life’s celebration a memorable one with us at Legends Hall.

Legends Hall is the perfect place to host your celebration. Remember, Southlake residents are eligible for a 20% discount on any event rental! Let us help you bring together the event your graduate deserves. We offer multiple packages that include many of the most popular amenities to make your party a true success. Those amenities include centerpieces, linens, cloth napkins, microphones, AV, and so much more!

We have space to host a memorable party of any size. Want to throw a large party to celebrate with everyone? Take a look at our Diamond Social Package. It’s ideal for large groups looking to have their event all in one space. Your event will include the ballrooms and the covered outdoor terrace.

If you are looking to have a smaller, more intimate celebration, maybe one of our other spaces will appeal to you. Our Lounge and Parlor and Club Lounge are perfect spaces for a cozy celebration with cost-affordable rates.

We pride ourselves on customizing our packages to fit your unique needs. Interested in learning more about what we can offer you? Visit our website at

We’re looking forward to hearing from you and building a world-class experience your graduate will never forget.


Southlake Senior Center to Host Holiday Celebration December 12

The Southlake Senior Activity Center will be celebrating the Holiday Season and its one year anniversary at the Legends Hall, so come and join the Holiday fun!

Festivities are from 11 am to 2 pm on December 12, 2016 and include Christmas Lunch, Ugly Christmas sweater contest, Comedy Magic Show by Becker Magic, and much more! Cost is $4/person and you must be a registered member of the Southlake Senior Activity Center.

For more information call 817-748-8315 or visit the Senior Activity Center located at 285 Shady Oaks Dr.

St.Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Senior Activity Center

On Monday, March 14, the Senior Activity Center will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day during the weekly luncheon. St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate the life and work of Saint Patrick, the Apostle of Ireland and the Senior Center will be celebrating with Irish themed decorations, Irish dancers, and some other fun surprises.

The luncheon begins at 12:00 PM for $4 and registration is mandatory. This is definitely not an event you want to miss, sign up today!

For more information on this and other events at the Senior Center, visit or call 817.748.8315.

Southlake’s Home for the Holidays will kick-off with Tree Lighting Celebration on November 21, 2015

Bell-Stacked-Text_logo (1)It’s almost that time of year again! What better way to kick off the Holiday season in Southlake than with the annual Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting Celebration.

This year’s Tree Lighting Celebration is less than two months away and will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 4:30 – 8:30 PM in Southlake Town Square. Event festivities will begin at 4:30 PM with all the traditional activities and crafts. There’s something for everyone in the family including; holiday refreshments, Christmas carolers, ornament and cookie decorating and of course, live entertainment by the Southlake Community Band and local choirs. Plus, don’t miss out on strolling holiday characters!

A special thanks to Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine for being this year’s Title Sponsor!

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be at 6:30 PM; after the tree is lit, continue to enjoy Southlake Town Square, get pictures with Santa or even go tubing on the custom snow hill!

NK6_0162While the holidays are always fun, magical and the perfect time to spend precious moments with your family, they are also a time to reflect and think about others that may be in need. This year, The City of Southlake is partnering with Christmas is for Children with a Fill the Tahoe food drive. Families are encouraged to bring canned, non-perishable food and cereal to donate to Christmas is for Children.

Please visit to see all the event details including the entertainment schedule and parking information. If you have any questions, please call (817) 748-8019. If you are interested in sponsoring this event please email

We hope you and your family will the City as we light up the Town Square and kick-off the holiday season!

The 17th annual Stars & Stripes celebration was a blast!

A slightly cloudy Thursday was the perfect setting for Southlake’s 17th annual Stars & Stripes Independence Day celebration.

The event kicked off at 6:00 PM with the Southlake Community Band performing in Family Park and The Key West Band Band in Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park. Arts & crafts, games, inflatables, and concessions were enjoyed by all while stilt walkers, clowns, and unicyclers strolled around Town Square.

Jayden Goldberg singing the National Anthem.

At 8:00 PM Southlake’s Mayor Laura Hill kicked off the patriotic ceremony with the help of a flyover by a WWII A-26 Invader provided by the Invader Squadron. Following the flyover, 15-year-old Southlake resident and classically trained vocalist Jayden Goldberg performed the National Anthem. She was accompanied by the Southlake Honor Guard comprising of members from the City’s Fire & Police Departments, the Lonestar Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans and the leader of the Honor Guard, Southlake Police Sergeant Kevin Diehl.  The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Honor Guard then performed the rifle volley, a 21-gun salute to our veterans. The patriotic ceremony concluded with a bagpipe performance of Amazing Grace by Robert McCallion, of the Southlake Fire Department.

This year’s event brought out some amazing food vendors including returning favorites Fletcher Corny Dogs and Funnel Cakes, Kona Ice, Dippin Dots, Ssahm BBQ Tacos, and Feedstore BBQ. New flavors included Nothing Bundt Cakes, Epic Cones, HipPOPs, Jack’s Chow Hound, and Very Individual Pizza. Atendees couldn’t have asked for a tastier variety to celebrate the holiday.

The highlight of evening, was an unforgettable fireworks display; the twenty minute show was accompanied by an up-lifting patriotic soundtrack. It was an evening to remember as family and friends celebrated Independence Day with the City of Southlake.

Want to be part of the tradition next year for the 18th annual Southlake Stars & Stripes event?  Please contact the Southlake Community Services Department at 817-748-8611.  A special thanks goes out to Verizon Wireless, the 2015 Stars & Stripes  Title sponsor. The City also thanks all of the other 2015 event sponsors including; All-Star Orthopaedics, Brain Balance, Brio, Children’s Health, The Goddard School, Park Place Mercedes Benz, Silverado, Sleep Number, SpringFree Trampoline, Sweet and Sassy, TasteBuds Kitchen, Texas Health, The Fresh Market, and Home Depot.

Never a dull moment at Stars & Stripes, a good time was had by all!

Never a dull moment at Stars & Stripes, a good time was had by all!

WWII Douglas A-26 Invader to fly over Southlake’s Stars & Stripes celebration

Douglas A-26 Invader

WWII Douglas A-26 Invader

A new addition has been made to the Stars & Stripes event this year! On Friday, July 3, 2015 at approximately 8:10 PM and again at 8:30 PM a WWII Douglas A-26 Invader, named Spirit of Waco, will do a celebratory aerial display over Southlake Town Square during the patriotic ceremony.

The aircraft’s flight pattern will run south from State Highway (S.H. 114) over Town Square’s Rustin Park.

This World War II light bomber was built in 1943 by Douglas Aircraft Company and was deployed from 1944 to 1950 at three USAAF bases. Through the hard work of the Invader Squadron (a branch of the Commemorative Air Force) the plane has been fully restored and has been doing airshows since 1982.

The aircraft is currently based at Meacham Airport in the hangar of the Vintage Flying Museum.

We welcome everyone to come enjoy this exciting flyover as we celebrate and honor our Nation’s independence.

For more information about the Invader Squadron or Spirit of Waco visit click here.

For more information about Southlake’s  17th annual Stars & Stripes event visit

Avant Chamber Ballet “Holiday Celebration” – Thursday, November 20

Holiday Celebration Photo 1Fresh off their successful run of “Carnival of Animals,” Avant Chamber Ballet is further establishing their position at the forefront of Dallas dance through their commitment to combining dance with live music topped with an ever-tasteful presentation. Now, enjoy the performance “Holiday Celebration” November 20 at White’s Chapel Methodist Church in Southlake presented by Apex Arts League.

“Everyone wants their offering to have something special and different,” said Artistic Director Katie Puder. “Instead of embellishing our production, we took a minimalist approach to make our mark by presenting everyone’s favorite sections of the Nutcracker.”

The evening consists of two ballets, “Nutcracker: Short and Suite” and “Sleigh Ride.” Internationally acclaimed pianist Konstantyn Travinsky will provide the only accompaniment for the selected Nutcracker pieces for which Puder has choreographed all new movement. “Sleigh Ride,” is a more jaunty collection of works performed by ACB’s Music Director David Cooper’s brass quintet, Bishop Arts Brass, with Cooper on the French horn, Steve Peterson on trombone, Clay Garrett on tuba and Kyle Sherman and Cody McClarty playing trumpet.

This year, ACB is comprised of 18 dancers, up from 15 last season, from a wide-range of backgrounds and experiences, a choice Puder said she made deliberately, to create a group of dancers who dance together beautifully, but who possess individual strengths.

Their already full season continues to grow, with more and more encore bookings.

“The support has been almost staggering,” said Puder. “Both from inside the dance community and outside, people really seem to respond to the combination of chamber music and dance.”

 Tickets are $20 Adult | $15 Seniors-Students-Apex Members | $5 Children (12 and under) – AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR or contact Apex Arts League (email: or call 1.800.481.8914)


The Stars and Stripes 2014 Official T-shirt is Now for Sale in Southlake Town Hall

BLUE TshirtThe Stars and Stripes 2014 official event shirt is now for sale at the Southlake Community Services office located in Town Hall, Suite 210!   Make sure to stop by and get your family the event shirt to wear at Stars and Stripes on Thursday, July 3rd.

Each year, a fresh design with new colors and elements is specially created for the event.  The official event shirt has been very popular, with many people adding to their collection each year. Stars and Stripes holds many traditions for the Southlake community and has become one of the City’s premier events.  The annual T-shirt is a great way to show your spirit for this celebration of Independence Day.

Adult shirts will be sold for $15.00 and youth shirts are $10.00.  Make sure to stop by Town Hall to get your shirt as they can sell out quickly. Any remaining shirts will be available for sale on July 3rd at the event.

A special thank you to  All-Star Orthopaedics for sponsoring the Stars and Stripes 2014 T-shirt! For more event information, visit or call (817) 748-8019.

Rotary Club Hosts Public Safety Celebration

The dedicated members of the Southlake DPS are committed to serving the community by creating a safe and secure environment for the residents and visitors.  It is through their dedication that Southlake continues to maintain the attractiveness of a vibrant and safe environment in which to live and work.

The Rotary Club of Southlake will honor these dedicated individuals at the annual DPS Appreciation Celebration on Saturday, June 7, at the gazebo in Southlake Town Square.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. visitors will find fire engines, police cars and motorcycles, as well as live music, children’s activities, a blood drive, free food and refreshments. The Rotary Club of Southlake would like to thank Freedom Powersports and Life’s Medicine who are our Chief Sponsors for the event.  Our Captain Sponsor is The SMS Land & Cattle Co. LLC. Other local sponsors include Park Place Lexus, Cephas Partners, The Alonzo Family- Robert, Pam and Allison, Rutherford Realty, LLC, Juli Bledsoe, Realtor, Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc.,Allstate Insurance–Benny Cartlidge Agency, Unified Services of Texas, Inc. and many others. Donations from our local sponsors will help fund scholarships for the children of local public service workers. Last year’s event allowed the Southlake Rotary club to award $3000 in college scholarships to our DPS families.

Attendance is free and the public is encouraged to stop by to show their appreciation and support.

Entertainment will include Hall Music Productions, Floor Invasion Dance Crew, Miss Southlake, Elise Martinez and Miss Teen Southlake, Holly Morgan.

Other local businesses participating will be The Home Depot, Rita’s Italian Ice, The Owl’s Nest, Cristinas, Jersey Mike’s Sub and Dickey’s BBQ.

Christine Singh, chairperson of the event, said, “For the last 10 years, The Rotary Club of Southlake is delighted to honor our DPS.  This is our opportunity to recognize all of them. We would like to invite the public to join in our celebration!”

Southlake Noon Rotary Club is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and is part of Rotary International. They meet on Fridays from 12N -1 pm at the Timarron Country Club.   Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary Club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.