2009 Holiday Edition

December 25
To all our friends and loyal readers, we wish you a very, very
"Merry Christmas!"

December 29-31 2009

December 29, 30, 31….51st Annual Caprock Basketball Tournament - Largest basketball tournament in Texas-over 92 boys and girls high school basketball from cities such Arlington, Glen Rose, El Paso, Pampa, Wichita Falls , Houston, Denton, Presidio, and Gruver. There will be 164 games in 3 days. It’s a charity tournament and all the profits go to help other nonprofit agencies and to give away amtrykes to people needing physical therapy. Please check out www.caprockambucs.com for information and brackets. Green brackets are for mostly 4A & 5A division teams. Red brackets are mostly 3A, 2A and 1A division teams. Also check out ambuc.org for information on the national organization. For more information call Sara at 747-2542. LISD gyms, Trinity and Frenship gyms.

December 31….Ransom Canyon New Year’s Eve Party - An exciting night is planned for residents of Ransom Canyon and their guests! Beginning at 8 p.m. the doors will open, snacks and soft drinks will be available and each reserved table will receive a bottle of champagne! Jeff Bailey, and The Southern Conviction Band featuring Jeff McCreight, will begin the dance music at 9 p.m. At midnight, black-eyed peas and cornbread will be served to all, along with a glass of champagne, courtesy of Stone Soup Champion Roland Hasenoehrl. Country, rock and roll, golden oldies, all your favorite dance hits will have your toes tapping until midnight and beyond! Why drive further, when the party will be right here at the Ranch House? Advance purchase tickets (by 12/18) are $30 each, or $250 for a table of 8. After the 18th, tickets will be $40 each, or $320 per table of 8. For information and reservations, call Ron Bornick at 745-2901, rebo@erfwireless.net. Ransom Canyon Ranch House, Ransom Canyon, TX; 8 p.m.

Science Spectrum's Holiday Break Kids Camp Updated Schedule

Check out the all new Holiday Camps at the Science Spectrum! Classes for ages 4 to 12 offered. Make your reservations now as these workshops are filling quickly. For additional Holiday Workshop and info go to www.sciencespectrum.org for a full detailed listing. All full day classes and camps need to bring a sack lunch. For more info. or to register for Holiday Camps call 806-745-2525 x234.

Jr. Explorers - Ages 4 to 6:
Dec. 28 and 29....Winter Wonderland - Lots of changes happen in winter. You will study earth sciences like weather, discover why there is less daylight, and even talk about the solar system and winter constellations. After that, get ready to explore all things cold. Find out about the coldest places and the coldest substances on earth! Cost: $32 non-members / $30 members; 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Adventurers - Ages 7 to 9:
Dec. 29th....The Case of the Murdered Mayor - Become a detective by gathering clues at the scene of the crime and then analyze the evidence like a forensic scientist to help the investigation uncover the suspects responsible for a murder. Cost: $26 non-members / $24 members; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dec. 30 and 31....It IS Rocket Science! - Learn everything you ever wanted to know about rockets! Not only will you find out more about the physics and science behind how rockets fly, but you’ll actually get to build your own water-powered, CO2-powered and air-powered rockets...then get ready to build a rocket car and race your classmates in the ultimate racing challenge! Cost: $52 non-members / $48 members; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Voyagers - Ages 10 to 12:
Dec. 28 – The Case of the Murdered Mayor - Become a Detective by gathering clues at the scene of the crime and then analyze the evidence like a Forensic Scientist to help the investigation uncover the suspects responsible for a murder. Cost: $26 non-members / $24 members; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dec. 29 to 31 – SCRATCH Animation Camp - Learn one of the coolest and easiest to use computer programs to make and post your very own online animation, games, and videos; SCRATCH. This MIT created program makes it easy for anyone to quickly learn the basics of computer animation. You’ll get to invent your own real-world controllers to manipulate what you’ve created online. Best of all, after you’ve learned the basics you can continue to program at home because it’s a free online program....so you can't beat that! Cost: $78 non-members / $75 members; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Maxey Community Center Offers Children Holiday Fun, Too...

December 28-31….Holiday and New Years Camp
– Kids, come enjoy your holiday vacation at Maxey Community Center. Play games, create fun arts & crafts and go on a field trip to Art Avenue where you'll get to design your hot fudge sundae dish. Week 1: M, T, 12/21 - 12/22 = $32, Week 2: M, T, W, TH, 12/28 - 12/31 = $64. For more information contact Aimee Ruel at(806) 767-3796. Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street.

First Week of January 2010

January 2, 2010 – Old Mill Trade Day Downtown – Outdoor vendors and local merchants join together for a unique shopping experience the first Saturday of each. Call 806-495-3461 for information ror visit the website at www.postcitytexas.com. Main Street, Post; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

January 4….Family Movie Night - The Patterson Branch Library will show the movie “G-Force.” Rated PG. For more information, call 767-3300. Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive; 6 p.m.

Last Week's Ticket Winner....

The winner of the picture package for “Santa in the Village” was Kimberly G.

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January 7….Lubbock Fun Club "SOS" Singles (Age Group: 50+) Monthly Dinner -
Come on out and start the new year off right....meeting new friends for a great meal for $10.99 per person. The group will meet at 6 p.m. for social time together...then enjoy the Tex-Mex buffet at 7 p.m. The location this month is Abuelo's Mexican Food Embassy, 4401 82nd Street.

January 11….LFC Young Singles Monthly Dinner (Age Group: 30s/40s) – All singles in this age group are invited to come join the fun....and be sure to bring friends to share in a meal and a good time together. Home Plate Diner, 7615 University Ave; 6:30 p.m.

January 22, 23….Celebrity Attractions: "The Wizard of Oz"

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