This Week in Allen
         November 7-14   

Blue House Too Events      
Updated new Gallery hours: Wed-Fri: 2-8 pm; Sat: 1-9 pm; Sun: 1-6 pm
934 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen

Gail Delger - Smile, Laugh and Enjoy the Ride 

      This is the last week of the exhibit. Gail Delger shows through her work not only her passion and talent as an artist but also her sense of humor as an individual. Learn More

Pop-Up Shop - Local Artisan Handmade Goods

      Friday, Nov 10 is the last day to shop for Kristi Smithson's creations of limited edition yoga mats, as well as custom fabric designs including scarves, pillows, designer leggings and handbags. Learn More

Mafia and James Henry Dolan
Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30 pm
@Allen Public Library
James Henry Dolan was associated with the top Mafia bosses during the time of the John F. Kennedy assassination. After JFK was murdered, the FBI descended upon the Dolan house, but James Henry Dolan had vanished! His son Jim Dolan will share his perspective on his father and those times. Learn More

JFK Reporter Hugh Aynesworth 
Thursday, November 9 at 7:30 pm;
@Allen Public Library

Hugh Aynesworth, a four time Pulitzer Prize finalist, speaks on the aftermath of the JFK assassination and his time as a Dallas Morning News reporter. He  was the only journalist to witness the assassination of President Kennedy and both the arrest and murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. Learn More

Roy Rogers' daughter rides back to Allen
Friday, November 10 at 7:30 pm
@Allen Public Library

Cheryl Rogers, daughter of icons Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, will present The Trail of Robin Hood, a 1950 film starring Roy Rogers. Brown Jug Reynolds to discuss his colorful career as a child actor and his role as Trigger's rider .   Learn More

Music from the Great American Songbook
Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 pm
@First United Methodist Church in Allen
Tickets from $15-25

The Allen Philharmonic Orchestra & Symphony Chorus presents an evening of great songs highlighting Music from the Great American Songbook. Special Guest Teddy Davey will perform Sinatra favorites that include Unforgettable, and New York, New York .  

Pearl Harbor Survivor and Allen Community Band
Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 pm
@Allen Public Library
Listen to the harrowing tales of the 95-year-old Pearl Harbor Survivor Bill Hughes, and patriotic music performed by the Allen Community Band. 
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Homeschool ArtSparks - Journeys in Art
Tuesday, November 14 at 1:30-2:30 pm
@Allen Public Library, Children's Program Room
Free and open to all Homeschool Students

What is a journey? Why do artists portray journeys? Where do you want to explore?

ArtSparks is an art appreciation and visual literacy program designed by the Allen Arts Alliance. Recommended for ages 8 - 12, but all ages welcome   Learn More

Allen ISD Youth Concert 
Tuesday, November 14, at 9:15 am & 10:30 am
@Allen ISD Performance Art Center, 300 Rivercrest Blvd
Free event

The Allen Philharmonic is honored to present the annual Allen ISD Fourth Grade Youth Concert. Conducted by Allen ISD Fine Arts Director Jeff Turner, this program features music from the 2017-2018 UIL Music Memory list that is studied in the elementary campus music classrooms.  It is a great opportunity to have the material studied in class come alive onstage in an orchestral performance .

Upcoming Events
ARTROPOLIS - An Elementary Experience, Opening Reception on Thursday, November 16, 6:00-8:00 pm at Blue House Too

Mystery at the Depot, Friday, November 17, 7:00 - 10:00 pm @ Allen Heritage Center Depot Museum
Resin Painting Workshop, Sunday, November 19, 2:00 - 5:00 pm @ Blue House Too
Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy, Saturday, December 2, 11:00 am & 1:30 pm with Allen Civic Ballet

Regular Events - open to public

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