WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Ellen Noël Art MuseumIt really is time to smell the flowers and all for a good cause – supporting the the Ellen Noël Art Museum.The Ellen Noël Art Museum, 4909 E. University Blvd., has scheduled Flower Market 2018, a fundraising event, May 4-5 in the garden.A variety of events including live music and shopping and free art activities for children are on the agenda.The schedule:May 4: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Preview Party. There will be food, beverages, live music, early shopping at vendor books and first access to the plant and flower sale. Tickets are $35. Advance registration is required.May 5: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Plant and Flower Sale. There will be a wide selection of plants, flowers, herbs, pots and more for sale, as well as demonstrations, food trucks, music and family art activities.May 5: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Community Art Day with Earth Day activities and free hands-on art stations for all ages.May 5: An Evening in the Garden. There will be plants and flowers for sale, along with music, food trucks, a cash bar, artisan vendors and more. Tickets are $15 (includes one drink).The museum will begin selling raffle tickets during the Preview Party for a trip for two to Brandywine Valley in the picturesque Pennsylvania countryside.Tickets are $50 each and include airfare, hotel and car rental for four days and four nights and a $500 gift card to be used toward dining and other entertainment.Admission is free and open to the public (unless otherwise stated).For more information, call 5509696 or visit www.noelartmuseum.org Facebook Pinterest ellen noel logo Local NewsEntertainment Twitter Pinterest Flowers, food highlight Ellen Noël event Twitter By admin – April 27, 2018 Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: San Jacinto Day commemorates Texas independenceNext articleAutism SHARE Walk admin
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Everton forward Kevin Mirallas (ankle) is pushing to return for the Boxing Day clash with Stoke in the Barclays Premier League. James McCarthy (hamstring) could also be back in action during the Christmas programme, which continues with a trip to Newcastle on Sunday. His fellow midfielders Leon Osman (ankle) and Darron Gibson (knee) are not yet ready to return while defender Tony Hibbert faces a fortnight out after suffering a knock in training. “There is a strange relationship between performances and results that at the moment we don’t seem to get, but that is what we need to focus on. “We are going into the second half of the season with a huge amount of points to fight for. “I know for a fact we have got the quality and determination in the group, and the character, to have a really strong second half of the season.” Stoke boss Mark Hughes is “reasonably pleased” with the way things stand for his side heading into Christmas, despite his frustration over their ongoing struggle for consistency this season. Seventeen games into what is Hughes’ second term in charge, the Potters – 13th in the table with 19 points – are still yet to record back-to-back top-flight wins during the campaign. Hughes – who guided Stoke to ninth last season – said of the lack of consistency: “It has been frustrating, because we have been able to have very good performances and results against top teams, but then we haven’t backed it up. “But it is difficult. It is not easy for a team like ourselves to win consecutive games. “Only probably the top six teams have the capacity to do that regularly – the rest of us have just got to take performances and results when they appear, and make sure we don’t make too many mistakes. “I think at the moment it is a little bit difficult to get those back-to-back results in particular – we are in a run of top-class opposition. “But we are reasonably pleased with where we are. We are not a million miles away from where we thought we’d be given the run of games we have had.” Stoke are looking to bounce back from Monday’s home loss to leaders Chelsea when they take on Everton, before hosting West Brom two days later and then Manchester United on January 1. Hughes hopes a neck problem that forced Peter Crouch off in the Chelsea contest will not rule the Potters striker out of the game at Goodison Park. It remains to be seen whether midfielder Stephen Ireland, who missed Monday’s match due to a knee injury, will be fit enough to be involved against the Toffees. Press Association Manager Roberto Martinez is prepared to make changes as he seeks a winning formula – but in personnel and not style. The Toffees have lacked consistency and are 13 points down on the figure they had at the same stage last season. They have won just one of their last five in the league and suffered a 3-0 defeat at Southampton last Saturday. Some critics have called for Martinez to modify his tactics, perhaps to scrap more, but the Spaniard has no intention of altering his flowing, pass-based approach. Asked if he might consider a change, Martinez said: “No, never. What we need to do is get better – it is not about style. “Our style is very clear at Everton. We are a football club that really enjoys playing in a certain manner and we need to master it. That is where the work is. “The competition for places is huge. When you get a disappointing result you always consider giving any member of the group that is doing good work on a daily basis an opportunity on a match day, and that is healthy. “But I am not concerned in terms of performances. I don’t think we are far away from where we were last season. I would say we are even better in many aspects of our performances.
Queens Park Rangers have appointed Harry Redknapp as manager on a two-and-a-half year contract.The 65-year-old will watch his new team from the stands when Rangers play Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday.Redknapp told QPR’s website: “This was too good an opportunity to turn down.“I’m delighted to be back in the managerial hot-seat at QPR. I can’t wait to get to work and get the results necessary to kick-start our season.”Redknapp, who has been out of management for five months after being dismissed from his role at Tottenham in June, succeeds Mark Hughes, who was sacked on Friday with QPR bottom of the Premier League table, and without a win in their opening 12 games.QPR chairman Tony Fernandes, believes Redknapp’s appointment is a huge coup for the west London club. “Harry was our number one target, the unanimous choice of the board and we’re delighted we’ve been able to attract him to the club,” said the Malaysian businessman.“He has a proven track record in the Premier League and has all the characteristics we were looking for to get us out of the current situation we find ourselves in.“His man-management skills are second to none and we have a manager with significant experience at the highest level of football, who can come in and immediately help deliver our objectives.”Redknapp’s former assistant, Joe Jordan – one of the favourites for the Scotland national manager’s job – will meet Redknapp on Saturday to discuss a potential appointment.Rangers are four points adrift of 19th place – the same position Tottenham were in when Redknapp took charge at White Hart Lane in October 2008. Under his guidance, Spurs narrowly missed out on earning a spot in the Europa League with an eighth-place finish, before securing Champions League qualification in the following campaign.Redknapp was installed as favourite to take over as England coach following Fabio Capello’s resignation in February 2012, but was overlooked by the Football Association in favour of Roy Hodgson.Speculation that he would take the national team role coincided with a slump in Spurs’ form and Redknapp was dismissed by Tottenham in the summer after reportedly failing to agree new terms on his contract.Redknapp kept a struggling Portsmouth in the Premier League during his his first spell at Fratton Park and repeated the feat on his return in December 2005, winning the 2008 FA Cup in his final campaign before leaving for Tottenham.In between his reigns at Portsmouth, he was a controversial appointment at Pompey’s south coast rivals Southampton. Redknapp was unable to avoid relegation at the Saints, overseeing the end of their 27-year stay in the top division before resigning with the club unable to mount a challenge at the top of the Championship