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March 31st: Poison Jungle Safari at Caldwell Zoo This Month


This Month at The Caldwell Zoo:

Caldwell Zoo is open this winter but spring is right around the corner and the zoo is getting ready. Caldwell Zoo offers numerous extra-special “Zooper Days” throughout the season.

  • February 2 and 16th – (9:30-10:30am) – Caldwell Cub Club – Calling all kids! The Caldwell Cub Club features “Tiny Tigers” for  3 year olds and an adult. “Little Lions” is for 4 and 5 year olds. Bring your little fledglings and enjoy lots of zoo fun including animal information, time on zoo grounds, art activities, stories, games, songs and close encounters with touchable small animals.
  • February 10th (1:30pm) – Wild Bird Tweets – This Zooper Day will be a real “tweet” as the Zoo celebrates “Wild Bird Feeding Month” with some special bird activities.
  • March 31st (12 noon) – Poison Jungle Safari – It’s time for Caldwell Zoo’s annual Poison Jungle Safari. This event is held in cooperation with the North Texas Poison Control Center of Dallas. Booths throughout the zoo will alert children and adults to possible poison dangers in the home.

Tickets are $8.95 for children 3-12, $12.95 for adults 13-54, and $10.95 for seniors 55 and over. Caldwell Zoo has memberships available.

The Caldwell Zoo is located at 2203 Martin Luther King Blvd., Tyler. For more info call (903)593-0121 or email

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DATE CHANGES!! April 2nd: Glass Rec. Center, Summer Camp Registration Open

Glass Recreation Center Summer Camp Registration to Open April 2nd 

Summer time is almost here and some may need a place for their children to spend the day. Those should look no further!! The Glass Recreation Center (GRC) Summer Camp is the ideal day camp for children looking for a variety of things to do on any given summer day. GRC fun-filled summer events will include sports, games, swimming, arts and crafts, education enrichment program, special events, field trips and much more for children ages 6 to 10.

Registration opens on April 2 and camp will start Tuesday, June 5th through August 3rd; Mondays through Fridays from 9am to 3pm.

A mandatory meet and greet for parents will be held Monday, June 4th at 6pm at Glass Recreation Center, 501 W. 32nd St. This meeting will outline behavior guidelines, introduce camp leaders and pass out the camp activity calendar. Parents will be able to pay the remaining balance.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided by the East Texas Food Bank Summer Food Program.

The cost to participate is $100 per child for the entire summer. Field trip fees are additional if child attends. A partial payment is due to register child. (There will be no refunds after payment has been made and all fees must be paid before June 6.) Space limited to 100 kids.

For more information, please contact the Glass Recreation Center at (903)595–7271.

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March 29th: Hop to the 17th Annual Twilight Easter Egg Hunt


Gather your families and friends and hop to the Tyler Parks and Recreation’s 17th Annual Twilight Easter Egg Hunt on Thursday, March 29 at Lindsey Park located at 12557 Spur 344 W. The fun begins at 6:15 p.m. and Easter egg hunts kick off at 6:45pm on the softball fields.

The egg hunts are categorized by age groups: children with special needs at 6:45pm.; children ages 3 to 5 at 7 pm; ages 6 to 8 at 7:20pm.; and ages 9 to 10 at 7:45pm. Hunt times are subject to change depending on circumstance. Only one group at a time will be allowed to hunt. Parents will only be allowed on the field with the special needs hunting group. Lights will remain on during all hunts.

Admission is free, but children should bring their own Easter baskets. The entertainment includes an appearance by the Easter Bunny so bring your cameras to capture the moment. There will also be karaoke, vendor booths and other fun activities. Concessions will be available for a fee.

If you would like to be a sponsor for this event or need more information, call the Glass Recreation Center at (903) 595-7271.

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4 Legged Fun: Tyler Museum of Art Adoption Day March 25th


Some Great 4-Legged Fun:

Pooches on the Patio Returns

Join the fun with your four legged friend this month – have some fun and bond with your best friend!

The SPCA of East Texas rescues, fosters, rehabilitates and adopts homeless pets from the community. The SPCA is located at 4517 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler, (903)596-7722,

Scheduled events are:

March 11th (10am-12 noon) – Hounds & Grounds will be held at Roost, 3314 Troup Hwy., Tyler. Join the fun on the patio for brunch and coffee and bring your furry friends.

March 15th (6-8pm) Pooches on the Patio will be at Grub Burger Bar. Bring your furry friends and enjoy a great evening. Grub Burger is located at 6421 S. Broadway, Tyler.

March 25th (1-5pm) – Tyler Museum of Art Adoption Event – Come close out Tyler Museum of Art’s “Best Friends II Exhibit” with an SPCA Adoption Event. Come meet our adoptables! Tyler Museum of Art is located at 1300 S. Mahon on the Tyler Jr. College campus.

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