This Week in Allen      
               November 13-20        

Blue House Too
Art Space @ 934 Watters Creek Blvd
Hours: Wed - Fri: 5-9 pm;  Saturdays: 1-9 pm; and Sundays: 1-6 pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov 15, 6-8pm
Exhibit open Nov 16-25
Free Event

This annual art exhibit features work from all the Allen Elementary schools. Public is invited to attend.

Abstract Circle Stories
Exhibit open until November 11
Free Event

'Abstract Circle Stories' features the works of painter Maegan Kirschner and sculptor Jeff Rosenfeld.

Allen Public Library presents
Free Events

Marie Tippit: 
Widow of Officer Killed by Lee Harvey Oswald
Thursday, November 15 , 7:30 pm
Less than an hour after President Kennedy was shot in November, 1963, Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit was also shot four times by Lee Harvey Oswald as Tippit stopped to investigate Oswald who was walking on the street in Oak Cliff. Marie Tippit will recall those tumultuous days at the Allen Public Library. The Allen Police Department's officers will escort Marie to the library's stage, and Chief Brian Harvey will help introduce the widow of a fallen officer. 

Sherlock Holmes Symposium
Saturday, November 17 , 2:00 pm
Learn more about Sherlock Holmes from The Crew of the Barque Lone Star, a group that is a Sherlock Holmes literary society for the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth area.

Tea with the Roosevelts
Sunday, November 18 , 3:00 pm
Enjoy a cup of tea and listen to Elliot Roosevelt Jr and Liz Roosevelt Kelley recount of their grandparents and great-grandparents, President Franklin Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

Juror No. 10: Texas vs. Rubinstein alias Jack Ruby
Monday, November 19 , 7:30 pm
Waymon Rose of Allen will discuss his experience as the Juror Number 10 during the infamous 1964 trial of Texas vs. Rubinstein alias Jack Ruby. Jack Ruby fatally shot Lee Harvey Oswald two days after President Kennedy was assassinated. Mr. Rose says that after 30 minutes of deliberation, with the jury reviewing all details, the verdict became unanimous.

Upcoming Holiday Events - Tickets Now Available

Christmas Carol by Allen's Community Theatre, November 30-December 16

Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy by the Allen Civic Ballet, December 1

A Soulful Celebration by Allen Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Chorus, December 7

The Nutcracker by the Allen Civic Ballet, December 15 & 16

Christmas on the Prairie by the Allen Heritage Guild, December 16

Regular Event - open to public
  • Thursday, November 15, 6:30 pm, Allen Quilters Guild meeting @ the Community Room in Watters Creek
  • Saturday, November 17, 7:00 pm, Folk Music Society rehearsal @ the Blue House office
  • Monday, November 18, 7-9 pm, Note-Ably North Texas rehearsal @ Blue House Too 
  • Monday, November 18, 7-9 pm, Allen Symphony Chorus rehearsal @ First United Methodist Church in Allen

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