LUFKIN DAILY NEWS
By TAYLOR MULNIX/Contributing writer
Spring time is just around the corner and we are thrilled to be welcoming warmer weather and lots of fun to the Lufkin area! From family activities, to date nights, to conventions, the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau is your one-stop source for everything Lufkin.
Spring break will be here before you know it and that means entertaining the kiddos. March 9-12 the Museum of East Texas will be holding “Spring Break at the Museum.” Painting, drawing, and clay will be offered throughout each day. It is open for all ages and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Art supplies and refreshments are provided by the museum. For more information on “Spring Break at the Museum” contact Missy Bantz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On March 11, the Texas Forestry Museum invites children of all ages to join them for “Reading Railroad.” Children will enjoy different stories read by local celebrities at stations around the museum. This event is free and you can get more information by calling 632-9535 or emailing email@example.com.
Sometimes parents need a little entertainment during Spring Break as well, and in that case check out the annual “Needles in the Pines Quilt Show” at the First United Methodist Church in Lufkin on March 13-14. The Quilt Guild of the Pineywoods will present many vendors, handcrafted items, raffle baskets, a bazaar and of course, beautiful quilts. Tickets for adults are $5, students $1, and children under 5 years old are free. For more information on the Quilt Show call 872-3917.
Other events coming up this month include Standpipe Coffee House’s Hidden Village Music Festival March 14-17. Each night there will be a different performance from 6-11 p.m. Artists such as Christopher Paul Stelling, Joe Fletcher, The Wrong Reasons, Flint Eastwood, The Feeble Contenders, Sol Driven Train, Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers, and The Howlin’ Brothers will be performing. For more information on this event please call 632-7473.
March 21-22 the Home and Garden Show will be in town at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center. The Deep East Texas Association of Builders Home and Garden Show will feature celebrity appearances from HGTV’s Eric Stromer from the hit TV show ‘‘Hideous Houses’’ and Danny Lipford from ‘‘Today’s Homeowner.’’ Local builders, interior designers, floor specialists, garden designers, plumbers, lighting technicians, kitchen and bath experts, lawn experts, mortgage professionals and more will be on hand offering up home and garden advice and information. Tickets can be purchased at East Texas Professional Credit Union in Lufkin and Nacogdoches for $5 in advance or you can pay $7 at the door. VIP tickets are also available and include meet-and-greets with Stromer and Lipford as well as lunch on Saturday. VIP tickets are on sale for $50. For more information please call 639-4455.
Also in these upcoming months we will have plenty to keep you entertained at the historic Pines Theater in downtown Lufkin. From movie classics to mesmerizing shows, make the Pines Theater your No. 1 source for entertainment and fun. “Blazing Saddles” returns to the big screen on March 21, and April 18 saddle up for “Urban Cowboy.” Don’t forget “Planet of the Apes (1968)” will be showing April 25. If you have yet to experience a show in the Pines Presents series, don’t miss Michael Lynche on April 9. American Idol’s “Big Mike” is bringing his comforting and powerful voice to the stage for a riveting performance that will leave you awe struck. All tickets for the Pines Theater can be purchased online at thepineslufkin.com or by calling 633-0359.
Along with all the other hats the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau gets the privilege of wearing, we also get to be the welcoming face of Lufkin when people from all over Texas and the United States join us for conventions. We will be welcoming the Conservation Fund board of director’s conference to Lufkin April 12-14. The Conservation Fund has led conservation efforts nationwide for nearly 30 years. They have worked to protect more than 7 million acres from parks, historic battlefields, wilderness, and destinations from all across America. They have chosen Lufkin to host their annual meeting and we are thrilled.
May 16 we will be welcoming the annual Texas Big Game Awards to Lufkin. Every hunter and sportsman in Texas knows that hunting is a big part of our state’s heritage, and to keep the legacy alive for future generations the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department along with the Texas Wildlife Association work together to put on the Texas Big Game Awards. The Texas Big Game awards are a leader in education and quality wildlife in Texas. Their goal is to promote awareness about wildlife management and the role that hunting plays in habitat conservation. We are so excited to represent Lufkin and show them why we say, “You’ll Love Lufkin!”
For other upcoming events in the community go to visitlufkin.com to view our event calendar, and for any questions you may have concerning upcoming events in Lufkin feel free to call us at 633-0359.