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The Mane Event
The Mane Event is a public arts celebration, supported by Leadership Wichita Falls, Class of 2007. It is patterned after similar successful projects in other cities where large fiberglass animals are designed and decorated by local Wichita Falls artists and placed throughout the sponsoring cities…like the longhorns in Southlake, the horses in Amarillo, the pigs in Little Rock, and the cows in Chicago. It’s a project whose goal is to fund improvements and needed equipment for Patsy’s House and Faith Mission, and boost community pride through Downtown Wichita Falls Development, Inc. The last public viewing will be on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Those who are interested in buying Mane Event Merchandise: They are available at Somewhere in Time Antique Mall, the Wichita Falls Museum of Art, and even online! The Mane Event Gala & Auction itself will be held on the same day, Saturday March 7, 2009. 

The City of Wichita Falls Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Hook Line and Sinker will host this fun-filled event for kids 16 and under. There will be prizes awarded in 3 age divisions: 2-7; 8-11; and 12-16. Participants should bring their own fishing poles and bait, however, a limited number of poles will be available to borrow from Parks & Wildlife on a first come, first served basis at the event. The Kid Fishing Rodeo event will be held at the Plum Lake, 1702 Sheppard Access Road on March 7, 2009, 10 am to 12 pm. For more information please call 940-761-7490.

WWI-Era Jenny Biplane Demo 

It’s the first Saturday of the month of March, and history comes to life once again with the flight of the WWI-era Jenny biplane. Artifacts in the museum pay tribute to the airmen who trained at the Call Field Army pilot training base, rides in the 1916 Model T staff car, communication demonstrations by carrier pigeons. The event will be held at at the Call Field Museum at Kickapoo Airport, 4515 Jacksboro Hwy, 10 am to 2 pm.

The YMCA is holding the Zumbathon! On Saturday, March 7th, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Bill Bartley Branch Family YMCA. The theme of the aerobics/dance workout fundraiser is “Ditch the workout. Join the Party!!! Door prizes!”. The YMCA invites everyone – members and non-members alike. Even parents who need to get their child watched over can call in advance for child watch spot. You can contact Sandy Angell at 761-1000 for details about this event.

Fused Glass Jewelry

Register by March 4, 2009 for the Fused Glass Jewelry workshop at the Kemp Center for the Arts and learn the essential techniques of glass fusing from Debbie Malone. Take home 4-6 finished jewelry projects, perfect for yourself, or for Easter or Mother’s Day gift giving.
Suitable for all ability levels, including those with no experience. A $20 supply fee will be payable in cash to the instructor at the beginning of the class.

 

The Kay Yeager Coliseum will be action-packed this week with three ice hockey games scheduled for Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. A game between the Wildcats vs Alaska Avalanche will be held on March 3 from 7 pm to 9 pm. Tickets costs are $18, $14, $11, and $7. See http://www.wfwildcatshockey.com/schedule.php for details.

AMMO Road plays at Sheppard 

On Friday, March 6 at 8 pm the AMMO Road will play at the Sheppard AFB Airman’s Club at Sheppard AFB. “We are all in the Air Force and most of us are in the career field called “AMMO”, so the name fit and we love it…We play Cover Band Material from all varieties of Rock Music. Here is a list of some of the artist we cover- Metallica, AC/DC, Seether, The Black Crowes, The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Neil Young, Kid Rock, and many more. We love playing for military crowds, but will play almost anywhere, anytime long as there is cold beer and electricity, we are covered.” Phone 940-782-7593 for more information about this band’s gigs. 

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An Evening with Soledad O’Brien
 
An Evening with Soledad O’Brien: Her Life Stories will be held 7pm at Akin Auditorium, MSU campus. The CNN special correspondent and celebrity speaker Soledad O’Brien will share the secrets to a successful career, emphasizing her belief in a strong work ethic and a “never give up” attitude. Tickets are $15 to the general public and are available two weeks prior to this Wichita Falls event. For ticket information please call 940-397-4291.

Spring Vegetable Garden

Rex Bristol, Master Gardener, will present an information packed program on Spring Vegetable Gardening in North Texas. Topics will include varietal selection, soil preparation, planting times, diseases, pests and more! This Wichita Falls event will be held on February 23, 7-9 pm, at the River Bend Nature Center, 2200 3rd Street Wichita Falls, TX 76309. The program costs $3. Contact 940.767.0843 or visit www.riverbendnaturecenter.org for more details.

On February 26, the Wichita Falls Police Department’s Crime Prevention Officers will hold an Auto Burglary Prevention Class at the Wichita Falls Public Safety Training Center.

The majority of vehicles burglarized in Wichita Falls were left unsecured. More than half of vehicles stolen in Texas last year had the keys in the ignition! Don’t be a victim! The Wichita Falls Police Department’s Crime Prevention Officers will offer useful tips on keeping your belongings safe from thieves. During this 90-minute course, you’ll hear from a car burglar that stole the identities of dozens of Wichita Falls residents. This one individual accounted for as much as a half-million dollars in losses.

In this Wichita Falls event, a free workbook is included. Seating is limited to the first 50 people to register at 720-5019. Class is free and location is handicap accessible.


Texoma Farm and Ranch Show 2009

Set your sights on the 2009 Texoma Farm & Ranch Show as the Wichita Falls event to attend to fulfill all of your farming and ranching needs. 

In its 15th year, the Texoma Farm & Ranch Show promises to once again provide a complete gathering of suppliers serving the needs of producers in the Wichita Falls, Texas region. Meet with more than 100 companies displaying the latest in farm and ranch equipment and supplies.

In conjunction with the Texas Cooperative Extension, the Texoma Farm & Ranch Show features a multitude of educational seminars, houses the annual Grower’s Breakfast and offers CEU training.

Join the 15th Annual Texoma Farm & Ranch Show. This Wichita Falls event will be held at the MPEC on February 27-28, from 9 am to 5 pm. Admission and parking are free. For more information please call 940-277-4421.

 

Miracle League Bingo Benefit Event

The Wichita Falls Area Miracle League and Junior League of Wichita Falls will hold a bingo fundraiser on February 28.
The bingo event will be played from 12:30 to 4:30 pm at the Veterans of Foreign Wars hall at 4005 Seymour Highway.
The bingo cards cost $1. The event will also include raffle drawings and a cake walk. Proceeds will benefit the Miracle League, which offers sporting activities for challenged children and teens. For more information on this Wichita Falls event, call the Junior League Office at 940-692-9797 or visit www.fallsmiracleleague.org.