Multiple outdoor ranges accommodate Patriot Outdoors' firearms classes, which are designed for all skill levels. They also sell bows, firearms, and gear and accessories. The facility's open skies and desert landscapes also serve as the backdrop for paintball fields, including two speedball fields and one 4-acre field with various obstacles. For something different, an indoor rock-climbing gym presents members with areas designated for top-rope climbing and bouldering. Different routes challenge beginner, intermediate, and advanced climbers.
Tobacco Express stocks a variety of e-cigarettes that provide flavorful puffs of nicotine without the smoke or ash of traditional cigarettes. Buyers can choose traditional vapor flavors such as Menthol Ice or opt for creative ones such as Dr. Pepper.
Specializing in casual clothing from designers such as True Religion and Seven for All Mankind, this sartorial house of human coverings also stocks jewelry, candles, purses, briefcases, and accessories for the abode. Pull on a pair of Iron Horse jeans ($78) or nab a new frock ($35+) to shelter skin from the sun, wind, and ravenous sandweasels.
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.
Armed with just a single, generations-old cookie recipe, Great American Cookies opened its first store in 1977, and the rest is history. Today, the franchise boasts locations in malls across the country and nabbed a coveted spot on Entrepreneur magazine?s 2012 Top 500 Franchises in the baked-goods category. As the shop?s reputation grew, so did its menu as chefs churned out a mouthwatering roster of gourmet-cookie recipes, each created and carefully tested in Atlanta. The tempting options now include snickerdoodle, peanut butter with M&Ms, and chewy pecan supreme, as well as freshly baked fudge and cheesecake brownies, and cookie sandwiches stuffed with frosting. The real show-stoppers, however, are the giant chocolate-chip cookie cakes, which can be customized with sweet, celebratory messages or shopping lists penned in colorful icing.
Party Plus Warehouse supplies the necessary ingredients for memorable events. Hosts can pick up hats, paper goods, and custom-designed banners to add colorful accents to birthday parties or baby showers, and find graduation-themed accessories to celebrate scholastic achievements. Staff members can string balloons in shapes such as palm trees or archways to grant attendees both an eye-catching setting and a reassurance that no porcupines RSVP’d. Party Plus also supplies Halloween costumes for spooky revelries, and rents popcorn machines and arcade games to amplify festivities.