EpicCentral Updates

By | Epic Extras

Have you heard the exciting news about EpicCentral ? A new restaurant is coming to the park along with additional parking lots and a new entrance off the Hwy 161 frontage road. Construction has already begun and is currently anticipated to take 18-24 months to complete. Visitors to the park should note that the park entrance off of the Hwy 161 frontage road has been closed as well as a section of Esplanade. More details on the project will be announced soon!

Other EpicCentral updates:
The Summit 50+ Club and PlayGrand Adventures remain closed for now due to the pandemic, however City staff will be reevaluating the decision in the Fall to reopen as soon and safely as possible. Rest assured, we understand the importance of these two life-changing facilities, and look forward to their many, many more years of service to our community.

Free – Virtual Summer Camp

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Join in the fun this Summer as our Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation facilities host our first Virtual Summer Camp!

Monday – Thursday we will post interactive activities to our Facebook page for you and your family to enjoy for FREE. Be sure to like, comment, and share if you enjoy our activities so we can share with more families!

This week’s schedule:
COMING SOON

BONUS DAY
Camp Craft Kit: Friday’s Camp Craft will be available for registration Friday – Monday. Register for next week below!

Week 2: Earth and the Environment bit.ly/2ZCurT3

Free – Virtual Summer Camp

By | Epic Extras

Join in the fun this Summer as our Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation facilities host our first Virtual Summer Camp!

Monday – Thursday we will post interactive activities to our Facebook page for you and your family to enjoy for FREE. Be sure to like, comment, and share if you enjoy our activities so we can share with more families!

BONUS DAY
Camp Craft Kit: Friday’s Camp Craft will be available for registration Friday – Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. and available for pick up on Thursday & Friday. Your kit will include all items needed to take part in a fun craft with our Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation staff. Register here: bit.ly/33ChwTp

Prevent the spread of COVID-19

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Local Summary

The City of Grand Prairie continues to work with the Dallas County Health Department, Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in containing the spread of the virus through public education and identifying mitigation strategies.

How can I avoid infection with COVID-19?

The best way to prevent infection is to take precautions to avoid exposure to this virus. These are exactly the same precautions you would take to avoid coming down with a cold or the flu.

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

For a full article of COVID-19 please visity GPTX.org

 

Spring Break at The Epic

By | Epic Extras

Make your Spring Break Epic!

See what activities we have the remainder of the week inside the Epic as well as within EpicCentral!
Click here for a full list of Spring Break at EpicCentral Activities

Wednesday

  • Cartoons/Movies in TheEpicTheater
  • Treat Making
  • Green Screen Pictures

Thursday

  • Cartoons/Movies in TheEpicTheater
  • Treat Making
  • Green Screen Pictures

Friday

  • Super Smash Bros Free Play
  • Treat Making
  • Green Screen Pictures
  • Open Theater Night

Dallas Heat at The Epic – Season Opener 1/25

By | Epic Extras

Want to see exciting and competitive basketball here in Grand Prairie without having to drive all the way to Dallas.  The Epic is excited to welcome the Dallas Heat professional basketball team as they make The Epic their home court for the Universal Basketball Association season. Epic members are welcome to enjoy home games for free with a current membership.  Help us cheer on Dallas Heat’s incredible team at their season opening game this Saturday!

More info click here. 

2020 Dallas Heat Home Schedule

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020: vs Crowley Panthers – 7pm – Superhero Night/Home Opener
  • Sunday, February 2, 2020: vs Ft. Worth Firm – 1pm
  • Saturday, February 22, 2020: vs TX Cyclones – 7pm – Back The Blue
  • Saturday, March 7, 2020: vs Oklahoma Outlaws – 12pm – International Women’s Day
  • Saturday, April 4, 2020: vs TX Rize – 1pm – Autism Awareness
  • Saturday, May 2, 2020: vs Ft. Worth Firm – 7pm – Cinco de Mayo
  • Saturday, May 9, 2020: vs TX Cyclones – 1pm – Mother’s Day
  • Saturday, May 30, 2020: vs TX Rize – 7pm – Mental Awareness Day

 

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New Massage Therapist at The Epic – Meet Patty

By | Epic Extras

Patty Torrez has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2008 and enjoys helping people feel better.  Besides most common massage modalities, such as Swedish, Therapeutic, Reflexology, Hot Stone, Bamboo Massage, Body Wraps & Massage Facials, Patty is also a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist vía Liddle Kidz Foundation.  She also holds Certifications in Pediatrics Massage for Autism and Oncology as well as NICU all through the same Foundation.  Patty will customize your sessions as needed and looks forward to meeting you and your family and aiding you in meeting your massage goals.

Patty Torrez

214-502-9383

pattytorrezlmt@gmail.com

Visit our website for services and rates and book your massage today!

Artist Spotlight – D and Chi

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Artist Spotlight: D and Chi
You can see D & Chi perform on The Epic Theater stage during The Epic Music Showcase on Saturday, September 28.  Each week, we will highlight one of the artists on this year’s lineup, all composed of local music talent across different genres.  Tickets are available here.
Genre: Indie Pop
Goes great with: Maroon 5, Dashboard Confessional, Imagine Dragons
Hometown: Dallas

Bio
Fresh off American Idol, KAABOO Texas and opening for Chaka Khan, D and Chi are set to climb to even higher heights in 2019. The Dallas Band showcase a fusion of pop, Rock, and Hip Hop music. Combine that with two-part harmonies and honest lyrics and you get genre-bending songs that you’ll be singing for months to come.

Band Members
Darren Eubank: Vocals, Guitar
Chima Ijeh: Vocals
Courtlin “C-note” Murphy: Keys
Austin Jett: Lead Guitar
Markwayne Kennedy: Bass
Mason Grimes: Drums

Videos
“If You Are” music video

“Amazing Grace” music video

Find out more on D and Chi

Website

Facebook

Spotify

Instagram

Twitter

Soundcloud

Apple Music

We hope to see you at The Epic Music Showcase to support D and Chi and all of these local artists!

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New Massage Therapist at The Epic – Meet Keva

By | Epic Extras

Keva Mack is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. She specializes in providing Clinical Massage Therapy for pain, rehabilitation and symptom management. She also uses Reiki Therapy, Mind Body Medicine and Holistic Spa Services to help her clients to manage their stress and improve their overall well-being.  When she’s not helping clients, Keva enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

Keva Mack
817-668-5382
Keva@KevaMack.com

Availability : Thursdays: 3pm – 9pm | Most Saturdays:  9am – 12pm

Visit our website for services and rates and book your massage today!

Artist Spotlight: The Effinays

By | Epic Extras

You can see The Effinays perform on The Epic Theater stage during The Epic Music Showcase on Saturday, September 28.  Each week, we will highlight one of the artists on this year’s lineup, all composed of local music talent across different genres.  Tickets are available here.

Genre: Funk Reggae
Goes great with: Damien Marley, Los Cafres, Slightly Stoopid,
Hometown: Dallas

Bio
The Effinays is a funk/rock/reggae band from Dallas, TX. The band formed in 2007 and originally performed as an instrumental unit throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. In 2011, the band revamped the entire line up, except for one of the founding members and morphed in to the comedic, old school funk, classic rock, reggae with flashes of Latin grooves band that one could clearly sense that they enjoy what they do. The band has performed alongside Grammy Award winning artist and other notable artist such as Snoop Dogg (Lion), Grupo Fantasma and Ozomatli, War, The Black Crowes , B-Side players, Nappy Roots, Arrested Development, Cas Haley and many other artist.  Each member of The Effinays hails from different musical upbringings that they blend together effortlessly as one unit,

Band Members
Joe “Big Spook” Martinez – Lead Vocals
Jeremy “Pan Blanco” Piering – Bass Guitar
Jason ”Rev” Rudd – Lead Guitar
Aaron “AC” Capers – Drums
Justin Barksdale ”JB” – Keys

Tony Luna ”Tuna” – Percussion

Videos
“Whoa” on Sofar D/FW

“Yellow Blue” album

Find out more on The Effinays

Website

Facebook

Spotify

Instagram

Twitter

We hope to see you at The Epic Music Showcase to support The Effinays and all of these local artists!

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