At Above & Beyond Pet Care Hospital, certified level 1 pet-care technicians help administer medical treatments to pets, utilizing X-rays, physical therapy, and lab tests that keep four-legged companions feeling their best. The hospital’s three doctors can guide pets through chemotherapy, perform breed testing, or utilize stem-cell therapy for torn tissues and fractures. Due to the doctors’ evident skills, the American Animal Hospital Association has vouched for Above & Beyond since 2006, the first year a puppy landed on the moon. Healthy and ailing pets alike stay in Above & Beyond’s animal resort, replete with spacious accommodations for both dogs and cats. As animals unwind in the luxurious confines, they can do laps in an indoor swimming pool or frolic in a group play area, among other services.
The 34th annual Lubbock Arts Festival, presented by the nonprofit promoters of the Lubbock Arts Alliance, caters to families with its yearly celebration of visual, performing, culinary, and children's arts. More than 100 visual artists headline the weekend-long gala with their stunning handiwork, including the Sweet Pieces of Jelly Bean Art, which will remain on display each day to wow browsers with massive pieces crafted entirely from sugary treats. Atop three different performance stages, dancers perform in a variety of styles, while children's Make and Take stations entertain pint-size Picassos with free art-related activities. Finally, on Sunday, eyes can shift to the big screen during an all-day film festival, filled with independent films and cartoons that showcase familial filmmaking prowess and stirring monologues delivered by sophisticated housecats.
Introducing pets to families since 1983, Pets Plus drops little bundles of furry or scaled joy into loving homes, along with all the supplies necessary for a fun and enriching life. The shop’s four-legged lineup changes over time, filling its ranks with critters of all ages and types. Two playrooms offer prospective pet parents and siblings ample space to bond and play with puppies or kittens. A large selection of reptiles and birds are available for adoption or employment as human bodyguards. Beyond nurturing the animals, the store’s staff also point customers in the direction of toys, pet beds, collars and leashes, as well as flea- and tick-prevention supplies.
Specializing in both Apple and Windows-based systems, Technically Nerds provides services to tune-up personal computing equipment and help quicken slowing systems with new software installation and spyware removal. The technicians also tackle household problems such as setting up a wireless network and installing a home theater, so families can enjoy a two-screen experience almost as thrilling as catching a dragonfly between two fly swatters.
IncrediBounce's Valentine's Extravaganza rings in the return of all things rosy with an array of festive, family-friendly activities. Attendees can make and take home seasonal crafts, such as bead art and spin art, or make your own pixy stix. Also, each parent-child pairing leaves with a framed photo of themselves to help prove their whereabouts. Revelers can also sit down for a Valentine’s meal and hit the floor for a Valentine’s dance featuring music by tunester Julian Escamilla.
At Hub City Aviation, friendly aviation advisers apply their years of aeronautical acumen to guide prospective pilots through the basics of flight. With this deal, cloud-skimming cadets will meet with one of Hub City's Federal Aviation Administration-certified instructors for pre-flight instruction and rudimentary regulations. After being suitably prepped, you'll spend some time behind the yoke of one of the eight high or low-wing craft in their airborne armada, with possible planes like the beginner-friendly Cessna 172N and the Piper Cherokee 180. Instructors will lead aspiring pilots through necessary flight techniques and cockpit controls, like the throttle, altimeter, and emergency Crystal Pepsi valve, then relinquish the controls to give the student a feel for the plane. Upon landing, pupils will receive a debriefing about the flight and additional information on further steps needed to become a FAA-licensed pilot and join the secret brotherhood of ozone masons.