Texas events for the weekend

The weekend is almost and here. Valentine’s Day might be a reason to have some fun traveling. Do you want to know what’s happening around Texas? Just read on and you might find something you like.

ITALY
The Gladiators will play basketball at the dome on Friday the 13th against Itasca. The JV boys begin at 5:00 pm and Varsity follows at 6:30 pm. Come out and cheer our team to victory. Next week, the Lady Gladiators are in play offs! The Lady Gladiators are playing on Tuesday, Feb 17 in West beginning at 7:30 pm. The schedule has changed a bit for the boys. The varsity boys game has be rescheduled from Tuesday to Monday, Feb 16. It also will be at home. Here is the schedule:

4:00-7th grade boys vs Dallas Faith Family
5:00-8th boys vs Dallas Faith Family
6:00-JV boys vs Waxahachie Advantage
7:30-Varsity boys vs Waxahachie Advantage.

Be sure to look at the community calendar on Neotrib for other events happening around the town.

Valentine’s Chili Dinner at First United Methodist at 124 Harpold. Bring your sweetie and spend $5 on big steaming bowl of red. Desserts and drinks come with your meal. Take out or eat in and it begins at 6:00 pm on Valentine’s Day.

WAXAHACHIE

Red Cross Adult CPR/AED
Saturday, Feb 14 9:00 am-5:00 pm at AFITA 3295 N. HWY 77, Ste 112. Cost is $85. The Red Cross Adult First Aid instructions is a pre-requisit for the Personal Training Certification to be held March 21 and 22. The instructor will be Jeannie McCarty. RSVP to Mindy Scott at 469-556-3536 or email afitassociation@gmail.com

Valentine’s Day 2 Tone Jazz Harp and Bass In Concert Feb 14, 7:30 pm at the Central Presbyterian Church located at 402 N. College. The Waxahachie Symphony Association presents “2 Tone Jazz Harp and Bass”. At the door admission-adults $12 and students $6. For more information, please call Debra Wakeland at 972-937-2390.

Valentine Dinner
From 6:00 pm-9:00 pm, The Fivetwelve College Tea House is presenting this romantic evening with a special dinner menu and musical entertainment. A complimentary glass of wine is offered and diners are welcomed to BYOP. $15.99 + tax/person. Reservations required. This event is not appropriate for children. 512 N. College St is four blocks north of the Court House square and the third house from the intersection of College St and Marvin Avenue. Call 972-935-9188 for more information.

Teen Movie Saturday
Feb 14 from 2:30 pm-4:30 pm at the Sims Library located at 515 W. Main. For ages 11-18, this movie stars Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident, an architecture school dropout. Call 972-937-2671 for more details.

SOLO Moms Feb 17, 6:30-8:00 pm at Foundation of Life Church, 515 E. Marvin Ave (corner of Farley St and Marvin Ave). Are you a mom going at it solo? Need some friends who understand? Join this monthly fellowship and support group sponsored by Foundation of Life Church. Childcare is available but must reserve in advance. Contact Dawn at 972-923-9470, ext 104 or email dawn@foundationoflifechurch.com.

GRUENE
Delbert McClinton is arriving Friday, Feb 13 at Gruene Hall. For more details, go to their website or call 830-629-5077.

SURFSIDE BEACH
Surfside Beach Marathon Feb 14. The only marathon and half-marathon in the US run entirely on a beach. Starts at sunrise. Race route follows the public beach to San Luis Pass and back. To see more details, go to their website or call 979-233-1531.

GLADEWATER
Mrs. Lee Daffodil Gardens Blooming Season Feb 16-March 16 at Lee Gardens. Check out more information on their website or call 903-845-5501.

MISSION
Great Backyard Bird Count Feb 13-16 at the Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park. Call 956-584-9156 for details.

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AUSTIN
BALLET AUSTIN _Hamlet_‚ first staged in 2000, Stephen Mills‚ contemporary staging of the story of Hamlet and Ophelia is set to the music of Philip Glass. Feb 13‚ 15. Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 3. $27‚$77. To see more information, see their website The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr (512-476-2163). The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr (512-476-2163).

Austin Marathon Feb. 15. More than 10,000 runners participate in this annual event, which includes a full marathon, half marathon and social events. For more information, check their website or call 512-476-RACE.

DALLAS
BLACK ACADEMY OF ARTS AND LETTERS The Clean Up Woman torn between her job and her husband, a frazzled wife hires a local cleaning service and gets more than she anticipates. Feb 10-15. Call for times. $25.50‚$42.50. Need more information, go to their website. Naomi Bruton Main Stage, 650 S. Griffin (214-743-2440).

Swan Lake Feb 13-15 at the Texas Ballet Theater. To see address, times and costs go to their website or call 877-828-9200.

EL PASO
EL PASO MUSEUM OF ARCHEOLOGY Feb 14‚ May 10: Ancient Images, Modern Media: Hueco Tanks‚ through her own prints, local artist Deborah Cool-Flowers pays homage to the ancient rock paintings at Hueco Tanks State Historic Site. Open Tue‚ Sat 9‚ 5, Sun noon‚ 5 Free. Details can seen at their website. Their address is 4301 Transmountain Rd (915-755-4332).

FORT WORTH
MODERN ART MUSEUM Feb 15‚ Mar 29: Focus: Jeff Elrod‚ beginning with‚ frictionless drawings‚ made with a computer graphics program, the artist then transfers the drawings by hand onto large canvases. Open Tue‚ Sat 10‚ 5, Sun 11‚ 5. Gen adm $10, senior citizens & students with ID $4, children 12 & under and members free (Wed & first Sun of every month everybody free). View more details on their website. Their address is 3200 Darnell (817-738-9215).

GALVESTON
MOODY GARDENS This futuristic complex surrounded by botanical gardens includes the 10-story glass Rainforest Pyramid, which contains a lush forest; the pink Discovery Pyramid, which houses interactive science exhibits; and the Aquarium Pyramid at Moody Gardens which features creatures from four regions of the world‚ oceans. Open Sun‚ Fri 10‚ 6, Sat 10‚ 8. Aquarium: gen adm $9.95, senior citizens & children 4‚ 12 $9.95, 3 & under free; Discovery Pyramid: gen adm $5.25, children 3 & under free; 1-day pass $19.95. See more details on their website. Their address is 1 Hope Blvd (409-744-4673 or 800-582-4673).

MARDI GRAS GALVESTON Feb 13-24. For 12 days and 11 nights, Galveston Island is overtaken by spectacular parades, elaborate masked balls ad flamboyant costumes. For more information, check their website or call 888-425-4753.

Riders In the Sky Feb. 15 at the Grand 1894 Opera House. Need more details? Go to their website or call 409-765-1894 or 800-821-1894.

HOUSTON
THEATRE UNDER THE STARS Legally Blonde‚ perky Elle Woods follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School in an attempt to win him back. Feb 10‚ 22. Call for times & prices or go to their website. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby (713-558-8887 or 800-558-3882).

The National Acrobats of China Feb. 14 at Jones Hall. Get more details from their website or call 713-227-4SPA.

SAN ANTONIO
GEMINI INK AUTOGRAPH SERIES National Book Award winner Ha Jin, who emigrated from China in 1985 and chooses to write in English rather than his native language, reads from his work. Feb 15. Luncheon at 11:45; $50 (Pearl Stable, 312 Pearl Pkwy). Reading at 7; free. More details can seen at their website. San Pedro Playhouse, Russell Hill Rogers Theater, 800 W. Ashby (210-734-9673 or 877-734-9673).

Stock Show & Rodeo Feb 5-22 at the AT&T Center/Freeman Coliseum. PRCA rodeo, World’s Largest Junior Livestock Show, spectacular carnival, tons of exhibits, food and family attractions. Live concerts by Montgomery Gentry, Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Gary Allan, Pat Green and Alan Jackson. For more details, go to their website or call 210-224-9600.

San Antonio Symphony Feb 13-14 at the Majestic Theatre. Program of Beethoven, Elgar and Stravinsky featuring cellist Lynn Harrell. Their website has more details or call 210-224-9600.

COLLEGE STATION
GEORGE BUSH PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Thru Aug 23: Beyond the Moon: NASA‚ Continuing Mission‚ from mankind‚ early fascination with the heavens to the first walk on the moon, the museum, in partnership with the Johnson Space Center and Space Center Houston, continues the story with large-scale models of Apollo, the Skylab, a space shuttle, and the International Space Station, as well as a shuttle simulator, original shuttle equipment, and interactive programs. Open Mon‚Sat 9:30‚5, Sun noon‚5. Gen adm $7, senior citizens & military $6, youths 6‚17 & college students with ID $3, TAMU and Blinn students free with ID, children 5 & under free. For more information, check out their website. Their address is 1000 George Bush Dr West (979-691-4000).

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