Specializing in making creative and distinctive portraits of babies from conception through their first fortnight out of the womb, Louder Photography captures the beauty of women throwing off that special glow and young infants before they get the chance to grow up so fast. Owner Dewayne Louder's cavernous 4,500-square-foot studio is overflowing with whimsy, including sports themes, faux flowers, and the ever-popular baby-as-a-stockbroker background, to best represent your tyke's personality. Utilizing an arsenal of props and costumes and years of experience, Louder Photography works with mothers and babies to deliver picture-perfect proofs (a $100 value) you can't take your eyes off of or there's a 100% refund guaranteed. Maternity shoots run for one hour and the baby session can last up to three hours. At the end of the shoot, models and their minders will walk away with two 8"x10" prints (a $50 value) that can be the focal point on your mantle and the mug shot on baby's first wanted poster.
Owners Jeff and Michelle Dow met at the University of Iowa on athletic scholarships for gymnastics. After decorated careers that included spots on the U.S. Nationals team, the duo moved to Lubbock and founded Tega Kid's Superplex in 1995. Assisted by a skilled staff, they entertain and educate kids in teamwork and the athletic arts during sports programs, camps, and events. Though planted in gymnastics classes and fertilized with hand-grip chalk, the 18,000-square-foot facility has blossomed into a diverse space that teaches noncompetitive dance, cheerleading, tumbling, and swimming lessons that follow the USAG Junior Olympic Program's curriculum. The facility also houses a preschool, afterschool activities, and summer events and is a licensed provider of Motion Evolution, an interactive fitness program for kids.
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.
Research has shown that we are all born with an aptitude for music, but that aptitude diminishes if it is not actively nurtured between the ages of birth and nine.
Musikgarten of Lubbock offers classes for babies, toddlers and preschoolers up to age five.
More than three decades ago, educator Larry Martinek set out on a mission to develop a curriculum that would radically change the traditional approach to teaching math. Noting a "disconnect between students' basic skills training and the curriculum they [must] master in the years to come," Larry created an original teaching method designed to turn students into miniature mathematicians capable of thinking critically to solve problems. His approach, which he describes as the cultivation of number sense, strives to sharpen students? math instincts, rather than drill them with repetitive, memory-based exercises or force them to blackmail accountants to crunch the numbers. Soon after students began using Larry's method, their test scores began to rise. In the spring of 2002, Larry's dream came true. Peter Markovitz and David Ullendorff, leaders in the education industry, made Larry and his curriculum the driving force of Mathnasium. Larry introduced his curriculum as the Mathnasium Method.
Today, Mathnasium centers can be found throughout the world. Informed by Larry's visionary innovations, the program's tutors give personalized coaching that focuses on bolstering critical thinking through written materials and mental math, forsaking many of the teaching tools found in a traditional classroom. In addition, the tutors also focus on boosting students' enthusiasm for the subject, helping them overcome a lack of confidence in the classroom or their innate fear of prime numbers.
For your next sandwich, check out Stella's Restaurant, a delicious deli in Lubbock's Stubbs-Stewart region.
Low-fat food isn t on the menu, so diners come to Stella's Restaurant to enjoy their every bite.
Whether you have something to celebrate or just need something to take the edge off, the drink menu at Stella's Restaurant won't disappoint.
Stella's Restaurant's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code.
Delivery and carry out are easy options for those interested in staying home.
You can also serve food from Stella's Restaurant at your next party — the restaurant offers catering.
Menu items at Stella's Restaurant tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here.
All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Stella's Restaurant since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.