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“Dream Big” at CESSE This Month!!

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At Center for Earth & Space Science Education This Month:

Visitors of the Center for Earth & Space Science Education (CESSE) at Tyler Junior College have a lot of winter fun this month.

Most shows offer tickets for $5. Tickets for All Day passes are $12 for adults and $9 for students, children, and senior citizens. Exhibit only tickets are $3. Tickets can be purchased at sciencecenter.tjc.edu.

CESSE is open Tuesday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm, and Saturday 10am-4:30pm. CESSE is located on the Tyler Junior College campus at 1411 E. Lake St., Tyler.

Dome Shows

CESSE offers a variety of Dome Shows. Call for availability due to possible field trips that have been scheduled. Daily show schedules are:

  • 10am – Children’s Show (Tuesday-Friday only)
  • 11am – “Super Volcanoes”
  • 12 noon – “Humpback Whales”
  • 2pm – “Dream Big”
  • 3pm – “Hidden Universe”
  • 4pm – “Violent Universe”

New this month is the dome show “Violent Universe.”The beauty of a starlit sky conceals the violent forces at work within our universe. From the upheaval of a giant star that explodes to release its material into space, to a future encounter between the Earth and a large asteroid that is too close for comfort, we will witness the forces that hold the universe together and occasionally try to rip it apart.

Rock ‘n Roll Saturday

Rock ‘n Roll Saturday is fun for the entire family! Performances are February 17th, March 17th, April 21st. Two shows will be presented. “Space Park360” will be shown at 7pm and “Rock on Demand” at 8pm.

“SpacePark360” takes audiences on a wild, immersive ride through the solar system, recreating the experience of amusement park thrill rides – roller coasters, pendulums, inverters, and more. Seen from the rider’s perspective, “SpacePark360” combines full dome technology with thrill rides to create a heart-pounding experience.

“Rock on Demand” fills the entire 40-foot domed theater with vibrant graphics, completely enveloping visitors in a 360-degree view while the 16,000-watt, digital surround sound system plays rock hits ranging from the Beatles and Rolling Stones to The Doors and Aerosmith.

Tickets are $5 for each show.

A Star Party Saturday

February 3rd, March 3rd, April 7th, May 5th (ongoing the first Saturday of each month), you can see a Star Party in a live presentation in CESSE’s 40-foot planetarium dome.

Learn all about the stars, the planets, and the constellations as you take a tour of the night sky and travel to distant planets and beyond. There will also be a TJC astronomy professor with telescopes set up outside (weather permitting) for you to gaze at the astronomical objects with your own eyes until 10pm.

Best of all, it is completely free!

Live Sky shows will be at 8pm, 8:30pm, and 9pm. Telescope viewing will be 8-10pm.

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Koe Wetzel, Flatland Cavalry, Parker McCollum in Concert

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Upcoming Concerts

February 2nd (8pm) – Zane Williams with Push Water will be at Love & War in Lindale. Tickets are available at outhousetickets.com. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $32 VIP.

February 3rd (7:30pm) – Take 6 and Manhattan Transfer will be in concert. Combining forces for the first time, the two groups boast a remarkable 20 Grammy Awards and a range of styles that covers nearly every genre of popular music; from jazz to swing, from gospel to R&B. Belcher Performance Center at LeTourneau University is located at 2100 S. Mobberly, Longview,  (903)233-3080 or go to belchercenter.com.

February 9th (8pm) – Max Stallings will be at Coach’s & Cowboys. Tickets are available at wildtexastickets.com.

February 16th (8pm) – Koe Wetzel will be at Coach’s & Cowboys. Tickets are availableatwildtexastickets.com.

February 17th (8:30pm) – Curtis Grimes will be at Moore’s Store in Ben Wheeler. Tickets are available at the door.

February 23rd (8pm) – Flatland Cavalry will be at Coach’s & Cowboys. Tickets are available at wildtexastickets.com.

February 24th (8pm) – Monte Montgomery in Concert – One of East Texas favorite artists, Liberty is thrilled to have back Monte Montgomery in concert. He has recently released his new album “Dragonfly” and is currently touring. Tickets start at $15. Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Tyler. Tickets are available at libertytyler.com.

March 3rd (8pm) – Broken Valor w/ Panik Device, Victims Of Sanity will be in concert at Click’s Live. Tickets are available at the door with proper ID.

March 10th (8pm) – Shooter Jennings – Shooter Jennings is an American singer-songwriter active mainly in the outlaw country music and Southern rock genres. He is the son of country music legend Waylon Jennings. Tickets range from $35 -$45. Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Tyler. Tickets are available at libertytyler.com.

March 16th (8pm) – Parker McCollum will be at Coach’s & Cowboys. Tickets are available at wildtexastickets.com.

March 24th (8pm) – Bibeau Record Release Party & Concert – will be held at Click’s Live. Tickets are available at the door with proper ID.

April 21st – Bowling For Soup at Clicks Live (8pm) – American pop-punk band Bowling For Soup emerged in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1994, but have since relocated to Denton Texas. Tickets are on sale at the door for $19, and may be purchased in advanced online for $15 at etix.com.

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Feb. 17th: Birding Tour & Hike at Tyler State Park

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Tyler State Park Offers Outdoor Winter Fun

At Tyler State Park, you can boat, fish, swim in the lake, hike, mountain bike, picnic, geocache, camp, bird watch and study nature. It is located at 789 Park Road 16, Tyler. All events are free with fee paid for admission into the park. Adults are $6 daily, and children 12 years and under are free. For more info go to tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/tyler or call (903)597-5338. Tyler State Park offers several events this month.

February 3rd (10-11:30am) – Dutch Oven Cooking: History in a Black Pot – The simple black pot tells the story of America. Learn the basics of the fine art of historic camp cooking with cast iron! Warning: you will be hooked!

February 3rd (2-4pm) – Backcountry Hike Series – Escape into the forest with a backcountry hike for a 2.5 mile moderate hike.

February 10th (10-11am) – Woodpeckers! – Take a walk through the forest and find as many of Tyler State Park’s seven woodpecker species as possible.

February 10th (2-4pm) – CCC Lakeshore Hike – Join in for a 2-mile hike and experience the legacy of Tyler State Park. Learn the story of the young men, the Civilian Conservation Corps, that built the park and become a part of their legacy. Meet at the Silver Canoe Park Store.

February 17th (8-10:30am) – Tyler State Park Birding Tour – Travel into the park to find birds, observe them in the wild, and add them to your lists. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

February 17th (10:30-11:30am) – Birding 101: Introduction to Birding – Learn how to identify birds by sight and sound for a ½ mile walk. Recommended for all ages.

February 17th (2-3pm) Backyard Birding – Learn how to attract birds and other wildlife by wildscaping, feeding, and providing homes for our feathered friends.

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Lucille O’Neal, February 28th

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Keynote Speaker at 2018 Transforming Lives

The Inaugural Transforming Lives Luncheon, benefiting East Texas Cornerstone Assistance Network, will feature keynote speaker Lucille O’Neal, who will lead a message of “Walk Like You Have Somewhere To Go: Reclaiming Courage & Direction in Life.”

The event starts at 11:30am and will conclude after the luncheon at 1pm. Lucille is the mother of Shaquille O’Neal. She may be the mother of one of the greatest athletes of all time but Lucille O’Neal is much more than just “Shaquille O’Neal’s mom.” Acquainted early in life with turmoil, O’Neal’s circumstances shaped her perspective, strengthening her to overcome the challenges she would later encounter. She has endured poverty, rejection, abuse, addiction, and the illness of a child, yet today her faith and compassion for others is stronger than ever.

Proceeds benefit Cornerstone Assistance Network, which  partners, in Christian love, with churches, businesses, and non-profits to assist people in poverty with life transformation.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at classy.org/tyler/events/transforming-lives-luncheon/e147226, or by emailing megan@etcornerstone.org. This will be held at Green Acres Crosswalk Center, 1607 Troup Hwy., Tyler.

 

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