Thursday, June 24, 2021

City of Southlake Earns Marketing Awards for Stars & Stripes 20th Anniversary

Kaliff Marketing Gold AwardThe City of Southlake’s annual Stars and Stripes 20th Anniversary recently received recognition, winning multiple awards from the Texas Festivals & Events Association (TFEA) for the 2019 event.

TFEA hosted the annual Kaliff Marketing Awards for events held throughout the state before the pandemic and virtually after the pandemic began from June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020. Southlake earned the top honor, first place, in the Best Miscellaneous On-Site Décor for the City’s photo booth display, in its respective budget category. The City also was chosen for two bronze awards in the Best Event Video Promotion and Best Giveaway categories.

Stars and Stripes Photobooth

Kaliff Gold Award – Best Onsite Decor – 20th Anniversary Photo Frame

“It is our goal to create memorable experiences for our City, its residents, and visitors alike,” said Daniel Cortez, Southlake’s director of economic development and tourism. “We can bring forth these exemplary events like our signature Stars and Stripes because of our community support. We can’t thank our sponsors enough for seeing and believing in our vision for events and joining us in our efforts to help create those memories.”

The award competition, which recognizes marketing and promotion campaign excellence, highlights the TFEA’s annual summer conference. Although the meeting was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, the awards competition still took place with 395 submitted entries.

“The goal for festivals and events is to create memorable experiences and signature destination events that are unrivaled in their entertainment value, as well as all the other elements associated with such programs,” said TFEA Executive Director Kay Wolf.

Mayor in Giveaway Chair

Kaliff Bronze Award – Best Giveaway – 20th Anniversary Chair

TFEA is a professional trade association for festival and event planners, volunteers, and suppliers from across Texas. It is an official affiliate of the International Festivals & Events Association, the premier professional association supporting festival and event leaders worldwide.

Southlake Honors Bob Jones

February is Black History Month! Join us at the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve on Saturday, February 15 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. to honor the legendary Bob Jones. Guest speakers will discuss his legacy and ties to the Southlake community.

Jones was a former slave, husband and father who became a prosperous landowner and rancher in the Roanoke-Southlake area.

He and his brother purchased 60 acres of land now known as Roanoke from their father in the early 1860s. He later relocated to Denton Creek where he started a cattle and farming operation.

Between the late 1860s and early 1870s, Jones was one of the largest landowners in the area, owning over 1,000-2,000 acres on the Tarrant-Denton County line. Some of that land is located under Lake Grapevine.

By 1875, Jones married Almeady Chisum and they had 10 children together.  Due to ‘Jim Crow’ laws, his children could not attend schools with white children.

In the 1920s, Tarrant County created districts for “colored” schools. Jones donated an acre of his own land and built Walnut Grove School.  The school later closed around 1951 because the seven students enrolled eventually had to attend junior and senior high schools, which were located in Fort Worth.

Jones was held in high esteem by both whites and blacks throughout the area. His legacy will always be remembered throughout Southlake and Tarrant County.

The Legacy of Bob Jones event is FREE, but registration is required, please register online here.

Apex Hosts Chamber Music Concert

Apex Arts League and Texas Winds Musical Outreach announce an upcoming Chamber Music Concert.

“Mozart and More: Musical Gems for Oboe and Friends”
Sunday, Feburary 9, 2020
6 p.m.Grace Chapel at White’s Chapel UMC

Tickets, $20 adults, $15 seniors/Apex members, $10 children/students, are available online at apexartsleague.com or at the door.

The concert will feature Eric Barr, Principal Oboe Emeritus of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, performing famous works of the Classical repertoire, including a movement from the Mozart Oboe Quartet; as well as melodies by Gershwin and Berlin that will encourage humming or singing along.

This program will then travel to several North Texas nursing homes, hospitals, cancer clinics, and Head Start centers as part of Texas Winds Musical Outreach. The mission: to engage, comfort and celebrate the spirits of isolated seniors, hospital patients, veterans and children in North Texas through live, professional musical performances.

Join us for this “Gem” of a performance and learn more about how Texas Winds “turns dining halls into concert halls,” taking live music out of the concert hall and bringing it directly to people who have little opportunity to experience it.

About Apex Arts League
Now in the 13th season, Apex is dedicated to presenting world class arts talent to Northeast Tarrant County. Variety, close to home, affordable. Apex is also looking at potential arts space in the community.

Radio Theater Live

Apex Arts League and OnStage in Bedford are pleased to announce “Radio Theater Live.”

The dinner theater will take place Thursday, January 30 at 7 p.m. at The Marq Southlake. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Seats will be assigned.

The theater will bring back the days when families sat around the radio. Historically, radio drama depended on dialogue, music and sound effects to
help the listener imagine the characters and story. With the addition of the finest local thespians on the stage, it is sure to entertain. Expect drama, intrigue, humor, cool sounds and old tim advertisements.

A full dining experience hinting to 1940s family dining with a contemporary twist will be provided by City Kitchen. Wine will be included.

Get your tickets at Apexartsleague.com for $45, $40 for Apex members.

Apex brings excellence in the arts to Northeast Tarrant County. Music, dance, theater, art, film. Something for everyone. Close to home. Affordable.

ONSTAGE in Bedford is a volunteer-based theater providing accessible, diverse and high quality live entertainment to North Texas.

For details, ticket sales and more, go to ApexArtsLeague.com

Breakfast & Snacks with Santa

HO! HO! Santa’s coming to The Marq Southlake!

He’s making a special trip to hear your Christmas wishes and to take a wonderful photo of your family. Mrs. Claus and her merry elves will be sure to say hello while you’re eating breakfast or having snacks with your family and making holiday crafts. Children, don’t forget your wish list for Santa, and parents, bring your cameras!

Parents must register with children. Children under the age of three are free and do not need to register.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
at Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake


Breakfast with Santa – Session 1 – SOLD OUT
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Resident Fee: $14 per person
Non-Resident Fee: $18 per person
(Children under 3 are free.)
Register here.


Breakfast with Santa – Session 2 – SOLD OUT
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Resident Fee: $14 per person
Non-Resident Fee: $18 per person
(Children under 3 are free.)
Register here.


Snacks with Santa
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Resident Fee: $11 per person
Non-Resident Fee: $14 per person
(Children under 3 are free.)
Register here.

Get your Preschooler busy with our Fall 2019 Programs!

Our preschool programs are designed to help young children develop their gross and fine motor skills, learn something new and have fun with friends in a safe and supportive environment.

Whether your little one loves sports or music, science or superheros, we’ve got the perfect program for you! You can register for all of the following programs through our online portal. If you would like more information, please call Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

Skyhawks Mini-Hawk
Multi-Sport Clinics

Our Multi-sport clinics are designed to introduce young athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting. For this program we combine 2-3 sports into one fun-filled class.
Dates: September 4 – October 23
Age 3–4
Wednesday
5:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Champions Club Courts

Learn more and register

 SuperTots Soccer

This age division of SoccerTots concentrates on building core soccer skills and personal focus while introducing an element of light competition.

Dates:
Session 1: September 6 – October 25
Age 3–4
Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Location:
Champions Club Fieldhouse

Learn more and register

Mini Huddle

This program will introduce children ages 4-5 to the game of football by teaching the basic fundamentals of the sport.

Dates:
September 10 – October 3
Session I:
T/TH
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Session II:
T/TH
5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Champions Club Fieldhouse
Age: 4 – 5

Learn more and register

Intro to MusicMakers

Journey into the world of music-making as your child discovers their singing voice while exploring a variety of instruments including shakers, sticks, drums, bells, tambourines and much more!

Dates:
Thursday, September 12–Nov 14
9:00 a.m.  – 9:45 a.m.
Location:
Champions Club Hall of Fame 1
Age: 18 mos – 4

Learn more and register

Superhero Training Academy

It’s a bird, it’s a plane—it’s our next superheroin-training! Join us for a morning full of fun and excitement as we make our own superhero costumes, practice our superhero skills and protect Southlake from evildoers.

Date:
Friday, September 27
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location:
Champions Club Hall of Fame 1-3
Age: 3 – 5

Learn more and register

Mini Dribblers

This program will introduce children ages 4-5 to the game of basketball by teaching the basic fundamentals of the sport.

Dates:
October 5 – November 7
Session I:
T/TH
4:15 – 5:00 p.m.
Session II:
T/TH
5:15 – 6:00 p.m.
Location:
Champions Club Courts

Age: 4 – 5

Learn more and register

Silly Science

Eureka! It’s time to discover wacky ways to perform ooey-gooey, wonderfully colorful, and sky-high erupting science experiments. Our science experiments include kid-safe, colorful, and exciting science. Come dressed as a scientist ready to begin experimenting with Silly Science!

Date:
Friday, October 25
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location:
Champions Club Hall of Fame 1-3
Age: 3 – 5

Learn more and register

Santa’s Little Helpers

Santa’s needs some extra special help making presents this year! Come make a special gift to give to someone close to your heart, listen to a holiday story, play some Christmas games and make new friends!

Date:
Saturday, December 14
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location:
Champions Club Hall of Fame 1-3

Age: 3 – 5

Learn more and register

 

Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake Public Open House

Fall in Love with Legends Hall first Open House on Thursday, August 15, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. at 285 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake. Admission is Free.  The event will be perfect for eager brides, event planners, or individuals looking to host fun social events. Legends Hall will host a variety of vendors that will be sure to engage all of your senses and will be a fabulous evening out!

Dan Quinn will provide the evening’s entertainment in our Traditions Ballroom that will be sure to keep your feet moving! Bring your bridesmaids or friends for some dancing fun or learn more about DQB Entertainment services and all they can provide your special event.

Legends Hall preferred caterers will offer complimentary menu tastings and samplings.  Culinary Art Catering, City Kitchen, G Texas Catering, Hard Eight BBQ, Loveria Caffe, Scratch Kitchen, and Wildwood Grill will be sure to amaze you with all of their offerings! HD Liquid Catering will also provide complimentary signature cocktails.

Feast your eyes on the wonderful creations that Moonlight Cakes and Elegant Cakery will be treating our guests to. This is a wonderful opportunity to get ideas for the perfect cake for your special day!

Looking for an experienced event planner? LM Events will be on property ready to share their expertise on planning the perfect event from start to finish.

Do you have a getaway vehicle for your big day?  Are you looking for transportation for your night out?  Take you There Limo Service will be on property to showcase their signature limousine.

Have you set up your registry yet? Do you know what the essentials are for every bridal list? Pottery Barn experts will be on site to give you tips and tricks so you don’t forget any of those wants and needs.

For more information, visit Legends Hall at the Marq Facebook Event Page or visit the website at www.ExperienceLegendsHall.com.

The Fall Experience Southlake Magazine is Now Available!

Check out the Fall Experience Southlake Magazine to learn more about all the fun things happening at Southlake Parks and Recreation this fall!

The Fall Experience Southlake Magazine is now live! You can register online for all of our fall programs and athletic leagues and camps, and you can also book your Champions Club rentals and Personal Training for Champions Club at The Marq Southlake!

Inside this issue of Experience Southlake Magazine, you’ll find more information about the programs and services we’ll be offering at Champions Club, including:

  • Group fitness classes
  • Personal training packages
  • Learn to swim classes and schedules
  • Rentals and party packages

You’ll also find information about our spring 2019 Parks and Recreation programming, including:

  • Youth and family programs
  • Nature programs at the Bob Jones Nature Center
  • Youth and adult athletics
  • Special events

To learn more about Champions Club services, rentals and memberships, please call (817) 748-8955. For information about our recreational programs, leagues and events, please call (817) 748-8019.

Shop Southlake for Back to School Styles: New Retailers Now Open + Tax-Free Weekend August 9-11

From fabulous first day outfits to back to school basics, help the kids get classroom-ready to tackle a new school year. Shop more than 260 retailers (including two new clothing brands) and stock up on certain items without paying sales tax this weekend during the Texas Sales Tax Holiday from Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11.

To start off your fashion frenzy, bohemian styles (popular with teenage girls or anyone who likes boho-chic), Johnny Was at 330 Grand Avenue West in Southlake Town Square is the place to go. The retailer has a 30-year history of offering artisan-inspired stitch work with luxe fabrics, signature embroideries, unique details and vibrant colors. With several locations across the country, find a variety of clothing items (tops, bottoms, dresses, outerwear, loungewear, swimwear) and accessories, as well as items for the home.

Inspired from all aspects of SoCal culture and lifestyle, TravisMathew offers premier men’s apparel for work and play – a great combination for active teenage boys. The brand has roots in golf apparel, but has evolved from the course to daily life with styles that look good on or off the green. Find men’s polos, t-shirts, button-ups, outerwear, pants, shorts, boardshorts, accessories and footwear, many of which are made with innovative materials for busy lifestyles. TravisMathew is now open at 402 State Street in Southlake Town Square.

The fun of back to school doesn’t stop there, be sure to visit Town Square favorites such as Tyler’s, Vineyard Vines and Janie & Jack. Send the kids back to school in style and stock up on certain items without paying sales tax this weekend only. For a full listing of businesses including the many retailers located in Southlake, check out the Southlake Shopping Guide.