Events

Jun
23
Fri
2017
ReThink Pink Day @ Splash Kingdom Wild West Waterpark
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

ReThink Pink Day at Splash Kingdom Wild West Waterpark

Join Splash Kingdom Wild West Waterpark on Friday, June 23rd for National Pink Day where they are going to ReThink Pink!! Solis Mammography, Texas Health, and Film Alley will be special guests joining us at the park!

  • ​Pink Cotton Candy
  • Snow Cones
  • Funnel Cakes
  • And More!

There will also be two “presentations” about women’s health for your benefit!  Bring your mom, daughter, grandma, sister, and friends for a day full of PINK FUN!

 

Movies In The Park @ Central Park - Amphitheatre
Jun 23 @ 9:00 pm

Free Movies in the Park at The Amphitheatre in Central Park
Presented every Friday from June 2 through August 4

Concessions provided by Boy Scout Troop 2442

June 2: Finding Dory
June 9: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
June 16: Cinderella
June 23: Holes
June 30: Everyone’s Hero

July 7: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
July 14: Gnomeo and Juliet
July 21: Over The Hedge
July 28: Zathura

August 4: How To Train Your Dragon 2

Jun
24
Sat
2017
Texas Civil War Museum – 2017 Summer Speaker Series June Schedule @ Texas Civl War Museum
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm

Texas Civil War Museum
Summer 17 Speaker Series
JUNE 2017

FREE

Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. in Museum Theater
(Fee for entrance to museum galleries)

 

Saturday, June 3  Presenter: Cynthia L. Harriman
“Overwhelmed, Unprepared, and Remembrance”
Death and dying was the new normal during the Civil War. Using the percentage of death from ’61-’65, if the war was fought today there would be 7.5 million casualties. This type of slaughter is hard to wrap one’s mind around—much less deal with the logistics. But that horror was the reality for our ancestors. Medical conditions primitive, transportation limited, and aftermath gruesome. From this destruction America grows up and one of the most sacred holidays, Memorial Day, is born.

Saturday, June 10 Presenter: Jack Dyess
“History of the Texas Navy”
Most individuals, including native Texans, do not know that Texas had its own Navy-let alone two. Of those who are aware of its existence, few know that it was instrumental in Texas’ victory over Mexico or that it almost single-handedly prevented Mexico from invading Texas during a period of nice years and eight months between the victory at San Jacinto and annexation into the United States. Even few know that the Texas Navy was the only navy in history to defeat steam-driven warships with sailing vessels. Only a small number of otherwise extremely knowledgeable historians are
aware of the connection between the Texas Navy and the most popular handgun in the War Between the States; the 1851 Colt Navy Revolver.

Saturday, June 17  Presenter: Donald Barnhart, Jr.
“Battle of Palmito Ranch”
On April 9, 1865, Lee surrendered to Grant in Virginia. However; that only ended the war for the Army of Northern Virginia. The Army of Tennessee surrendered April 26—while the Army of the Trans-Mississippi was not surrendered until May 26. This explains why the last battle of the war was fought in Texas and Palmito Ranch was the only battle involving international troops. The Confederates, fighting under R.I.P. won the battle but lost the war. A truce would be negotiated a few days later to end the fighting in Texas. The Lone Star state would once again begin its new chapter in history.

Saturday, June 24  –  Presenter: Company E, 15th Texas Cavalry
Living History on the front lawn
Are you hot in those wool uniforms? Life of the soldier will be presented from 10:00 to 4:00. Throughout the day, soldiers will drill, present firing demonstrations and be available to answer questions about life in the ARMY during the Civil War. (The answer is yes)

Saturday, June 24   Presenter: Jack Dyess
“The Battle of Sabine Pass”
What type of event causes the Stock Market to fall? The answer involves a 25 year-old Irish Bartender in the Battle of Sabine Pass. In September 1863, perhaps the most surprising battle in the history of warfare took place in the little Texas town of Sabine Pass when 47 men armed with 6 small cannons defeated more than 5,000 men in 6 naval warship and 19 other vessels. The Battle of Galveston will be briefly discussed as it led up to the Battle of Sabine Pass, and the amazing coincidences that resulted in the unpredictable victory.

Jun
30
Fri
2017
Movies In The Park @ Central Park - Amphitheatre
Jun 30 @ 9:00 pm

Free Movies in the Park at The Amphitheatre in Central Park
Presented every Friday from June 2 through August 4

Concessions provided by Boy Scout Troop 2442

June 2: Finding Dory
June 9: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
June 16: Cinderella
June 23: Holes
June 30: Everyone’s Hero

July 7: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
July 14: Gnomeo and Juliet
July 21: Over The Hedge
July 28: Zathura

August 4: How To Train Your Dragon 2

Jul
1
Sat
2017
Texas Civil War Museum – 2017 Summer Speaker Series July Schedule @ Texas Civl War Museum
Jul 1 @ 1:00 pm

Texas Civil War Museum
Summer 17 Speaker Series
JULY 2017

FREE

Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. in Museum Theater
(Fee for entrance to museum galleries)

Saturday, July 1  Presenter: John Eden
“Battle Between the Merrimac/Virginia and the Monitor”
The Northern-built Merrimack, a conventional steam frigate, had been salvaged by the Confederates and rechristened the Virginia. Redesigned, a masterpiece of improvisation resembled “a floating barn roof.” The Union ironclad, Monitor, was called a “Yankee Cheese Box on a raft” but represented an entirely new concept of naval design. Thus the stage was set for the dramatic naval battle of March 9,1862 with crowds of Union and Confederate supporters watching from the decks of nearby vessels and shores. This program concentrates on the Battle of the “Monitor” and the “Merrimac”(C.S. Virginia). Emphasis is placed on the formation of the Confederate Navy and the structure of both of these ironclad gunboats. History’s first ironclad warship duel marked the beginning of a new era for naval warfare.

Saturday, July 8   Presenter: Company E, 15th Texas Cavalry
Living History on the front lawn
Are you hot in those wool uniforms? Life of the soldier will be presented from 10:00 to 4:00. Throughout the day, soldiers will drill, present firing demonstrations and be available to answer questions about life in the ARMY during the Civil War. (The answer is yes)

Saturday, July 8  Presenter: Bertram Hayes-Davis
“The Flight, Capture and Legacy of Jefferson Davis”
150 years to the day, Bert Hayes-Davis follows the path that lead to the capture of his ancestor, Jefferson Davis. Reviewing and reliving April 2 – May 10, 1865 he found profound comparisons in today and 150 years ago—and perhaps as many questions as answers. Too often Davis’s life is only 4 years—but there were 77 other years in a life of public service. Though intimate family insight we will learn the Legacy of Jefferson Davis.

Saturday, July 15  Presenter: Diane Dyess
“Symbolism in Victorian Cemeteries”
There is a language resting with our dead that speaks all of its own. It begins in the 1600s with “skull and bones” on tablets and morphs to angelic cherubs over the 200 year span. A headstone, like history, is more than names and dates. It is more than history, it is art, heritage, culture, and sacred. This lecture will provide you with the knowledge to understand who and what you are seeing when you visit the final resting places of your ancestors.

Saturday, July 22  Presenter: Joe Walker  Ask an Expert from 10:00-3:00
“ Southern Songster”
A costumed docent performs a variety of banjo music featuring songs, which were popular of the era, camp songs, marches and ditties sung by both the North and the South. Tidbits about the songs are presented to help understand the meaning behind each as well as the importance of music to the soldiers and the role of the musician. It is sure to be a very entertaining way to spend an afternoon.

Saturday, July 29  Presenter: Jack Dyess
“Forgotten Civil War Battles in Texas”
This program discusses the geographical distribution of the Comanche and the old men, young boys and women who desperately fought to prevent the destruction of Texas by the Comanche while the men of military age were fighting in the Civil War. Fort Worth was the western edge of white settlement and the Comanche Moon was not just a good title for a love song. Civil War books are filled with the horrors that effected civilians east of the Mississippi by the invading Federal army, but there were concerns equally as horrid right here in Texas, the vanguard of the CSA.

Light The Night – Parade and Fireworks Show @ Municipal Complex (Parade Start)
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm

Light The Night Parade and Fireworks Show July 1,2017

City of White Settlement

Light The Night

Parade and Fireworks Show

7:00 p.m.   Patriot Parade starting at Municipal Complex (8211-15 White Settlement Road)
March, Walk or Ride  Come show your support be in the parade. Bring your family pets, bicycles, ATVs, Cars, Motorcycles, Trucks

Register at White Settlement Recreation Center, 8213 White Settlement Road Phone 817-246-50112

Parade Lineup: Lineup begins at 6:00 p.m.  Lineup will take place down Meadow Park Drive with the front of the line at Senior Center

Parade Route: The parade will begin at 8213 White Settlement Road traveling east on White Settlement Road to Las Vegas Trail. Head north on North Las Vegas Trail to Splash Dayz entrance 8905 Clifford Street.

Fireworks Display will take place at Splash Dayz following the completion of the parade

 

 

Jul
7
Fri
2017
Movies In The Park @ Central Park - Amphitheatre
Jul 7 @ 9:00 pm

Free Movies in the Park at The Amphitheatre in Central Park
Presented every Friday from June 2 through August 4

Concessions provided by Boy Scout Troop 2442

June 2: Finding Dory
June 9: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
June 16: Cinderella
June 23: Holes
June 30: Everyone’s Hero

July 7: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
July 14: Gnomeo and Juliet
July 21: Over The Hedge
July 28: Zathura

August 4: How To Train Your Dragon 2

Jul
8
Sat
2017
Texas Civil War Museum – 2017 Summer Speaker Series July Schedule @ Texas Civl War Museum
Jul 8 @ 1:00 pm

Texas Civil War Museum
Summer 17 Speaker Series
JULY 2017

FREE

Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. in Museum Theater
(Fee for entrance to museum galleries)

Saturday, July 1  Presenter: John Eden
“Battle Between the Merrimac/Virginia and the Monitor”
The Northern-built Merrimack, a conventional steam frigate, had been salvaged by the Confederates and rechristened the Virginia. Redesigned, a masterpiece of improvisation resembled “a floating barn roof.” The Union ironclad, Monitor, was called a “Yankee Cheese Box on a raft” but represented an entirely new concept of naval design. Thus the stage was set for the dramatic naval battle of March 9,1862 with crowds of Union and Confederate supporters watching from the decks of nearby vessels and shores. This program concentrates on the Battle of the “Monitor” and the “Merrimac”(C.S. Virginia). Emphasis is placed on the formation of the Confederate Navy and the structure of both of these ironclad gunboats. History’s first ironclad warship duel marked the beginning of a new era for naval warfare.

Saturday, July 8   Presenter: Company E, 15th Texas Cavalry
Living History on the front lawn
Are you hot in those wool uniforms? Life of the soldier will be presented from 10:00 to 4:00. Throughout the day, soldiers will drill, present firing demonstrations and be available to answer questions about life in the ARMY during the Civil War. (The answer is yes)

Saturday, July 8  Presenter: Bertram Hayes-Davis
“The Flight, Capture and Legacy of Jefferson Davis”
150 years to the day, Bert Hayes-Davis follows the path that lead to the capture of his ancestor, Jefferson Davis. Reviewing and reliving April 2 – May 10, 1865 he found profound comparisons in today and 150 years ago—and perhaps as many questions as answers. Too often Davis’s life is only 4 years—but there were 77 other years in a life of public service. Though intimate family insight we will learn the Legacy of Jefferson Davis.

Saturday, July 15  Presenter: Diane Dyess
“Symbolism in Victorian Cemeteries”
There is a language resting with our dead that speaks all of its own. It begins in the 1600s with “skull and bones” on tablets and morphs to angelic cherubs over the 200 year span. A headstone, like history, is more than names and dates. It is more than history, it is art, heritage, culture, and sacred. This lecture will provide you with the knowledge to understand who and what you are seeing when you visit the final resting places of your ancestors.

Saturday, July 22  Presenter: Joe Walker  Ask an Expert from 10:00-3:00
“ Southern Songster”
A costumed docent performs a variety of banjo music featuring songs, which were popular of the era, camp songs, marches and ditties sung by both the North and the South. Tidbits about the songs are presented to help understand the meaning behind each as well as the importance of music to the soldiers and the role of the musician. It is sure to be a very entertaining way to spend an afternoon.

Saturday, July 29  Presenter: Jack Dyess
“Forgotten Civil War Battles in Texas”
This program discusses the geographical distribution of the Comanche and the old men, young boys and women who desperately fought to prevent the destruction of Texas by the Comanche while the men of military age were fighting in the Civil War. Fort Worth was the western edge of white settlement and the Comanche Moon was not just a good title for a love song. Civil War books are filled with the horrors that effected civilians east of the Mississippi by the invading Federal army, but there were concerns equally as horrid right here in Texas, the vanguard of the CSA.

Jul
14
Fri
2017
Movies In The Park @ Central Park - Amphitheatre
Jul 14 @ 9:00 pm

Free Movies in the Park at The Amphitheatre in Central Park
Presented every Friday from June 2 through August 4

Concessions provided by Boy Scout Troop 2442

June 2: Finding Dory
June 9: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
June 16: Cinderella
June 23: Holes
June 30: Everyone’s Hero

July 7: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
July 14: Gnomeo and Juliet
July 21: Over The Hedge
July 28: Zathura

August 4: How To Train Your Dragon 2

Jul
15
Sat
2017
Texas Civil War Museum – 2017 Summer Speaker Series July Schedule @ Texas Civl War Museum
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm

Texas Civil War Museum
Summer 17 Speaker Series
JULY 2017

FREE

Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. in Museum Theater
(Fee for entrance to museum galleries)

Saturday, July 1  Presenter: John Eden
“Battle Between the Merrimac/Virginia and the Monitor”
The Northern-built Merrimack, a conventional steam frigate, had been salvaged by the Confederates and rechristened the Virginia. Redesigned, a masterpiece of improvisation resembled “a floating barn roof.” The Union ironclad, Monitor, was called a “Yankee Cheese Box on a raft” but represented an entirely new concept of naval design. Thus the stage was set for the dramatic naval battle of March 9,1862 with crowds of Union and Confederate supporters watching from the decks of nearby vessels and shores. This program concentrates on the Battle of the “Monitor” and the “Merrimac”(C.S. Virginia). Emphasis is placed on the formation of the Confederate Navy and the structure of both of these ironclad gunboats. History’s first ironclad warship duel marked the beginning of a new era for naval warfare.

Saturday, July 8   Presenter: Company E, 15th Texas Cavalry
Living History on the front lawn
Are you hot in those wool uniforms? Life of the soldier will be presented from 10:00 to 4:00. Throughout the day, soldiers will drill, present firing demonstrations and be available to answer questions about life in the ARMY during the Civil War. (The answer is yes)

Saturday, July 8  Presenter: Bertram Hayes-Davis
“The Flight, Capture and Legacy of Jefferson Davis”
150 years to the day, Bert Hayes-Davis follows the path that lead to the capture of his ancestor, Jefferson Davis. Reviewing and reliving April 2 – May 10, 1865 he found profound comparisons in today and 150 years ago—and perhaps as many questions as answers. Too often Davis’s life is only 4 years—but there were 77 other years in a life of public service. Though intimate family insight we will learn the Legacy of Jefferson Davis.

Saturday, July 15  Presenter: Diane Dyess
“Symbolism in Victorian Cemeteries”
There is a language resting with our dead that speaks all of its own. It begins in the 1600s with “skull and bones” on tablets and morphs to angelic cherubs over the 200 year span. A headstone, like history, is more than names and dates. It is more than history, it is art, heritage, culture, and sacred. This lecture will provide you with the knowledge to understand who and what you are seeing when you visit the final resting places of your ancestors.

Saturday, July 22  Presenter: Joe Walker  Ask an Expert from 10:00-3:00
“ Southern Songster”
A costumed docent performs a variety of banjo music featuring songs, which were popular of the era, camp songs, marches and ditties sung by both the North and the South. Tidbits about the songs are presented to help understand the meaning behind each as well as the importance of music to the soldiers and the role of the musician. It is sure to be a very entertaining way to spend an afternoon.

Saturday, July 29  Presenter: Jack Dyess
“Forgotten Civil War Battles in Texas”
This program discusses the geographical distribution of the Comanche and the old men, young boys and women who desperately fought to prevent the destruction of Texas by the Comanche while the men of military age were fighting in the Civil War. Fort Worth was the western edge of white settlement and the Comanche Moon was not just a good title for a love song. Civil War books are filled with the horrors that effected civilians east of the Mississippi by the invading Federal army, but there were concerns equally as horrid right here in Texas, the vanguard of the CSA.