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Feb
20
Wed
Active Shooter (CRASE) Training @ Active Shooter (CRASE) Training
Feb 20 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Events for ASBDC at WTAMU

2/20/19 – Active Shooter (CRASE) Training – 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
2/24/19 – Comptroller’s Sales Tax Workshop – 6 -8 p.m.

Register for all of our upcoming events here: http://www.smallbusinessdevelopmentcenter.com/train/training/

Isaac F. Cardenas Casillas | Program Assistant
America’s SBDC at WTAMU
(806) 651-5151
http://wtsbdc.com

Don Harrington Discovery Center’s Battle of the Titans @ Battle of the Titans
Feb 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Battle of the Titans:
Don Harrington Discovery Center’s new traveling exhibit explores the unique relationships between two gigantic opponents as well as other species and the environment that existed during their time on Earth. In the near corner stands Triceratops, in the far Tyrannosaurus Rex. And the winner is?! Come to DHDC to find out how the match likely went down! Visit Don Harrington Discovery Center’s website for more information. See this exhibit during regular hours until May 19th, 2019.

In the near corner stands Triceratops. In the far corner, Tyrannosaurus Rex locks his eyes on his opponent. Which giant prevails? Visit DHDC to find out how this match likely went down. Just as in a boxing match, the exhibit provides a detailed comparison of each dino and shows the advantages and disadvantages both would have in battle. Visitors learn that not only were they perfectly matched to fight each other, but they depended on each other to survive as a species. Facts and clues are given throughout the exhibit to this strange paradox of interdependence. The answer of who wins in a battle lies in the environment – the plants, forest and ecology that shaped their existence, and ultimately led to their extinction. This Wonder Works exhibit explores the amazing mingled destinies of plants, dinosaurs, and mankind. Battle of the Titans will be on display for visitors to explore at the Don Harrington Discovery Center January 26- May 19, 2019 and is included in general admission.
The DHDC is excited to open this exhibit after hearing many requests from the community to bring in an exhibit containing dinosaurs. Dr. Aaron Pan, Executive Director of the Don Harrington Discovery Center says “We are so excited to be the first U.S. venue for this new exhibit which explores the last and most iconic dinosaurs that have ever existed! Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops were two supreme beasts that happen to also be the most formidable animals in North America at the end of the age of the dinosaurs. This exhibit highlights an apex predator with bone-crushing teeth versus a large plant-eater with armour and weaponry that would make a knight jealous”.
A child’s fascination with dinosaurs never goes out of style. And with the rapid pace of discovery in paleontology, the science behind it is always new, with ever-more relevant links to current issues in ecology and conservation. Within the Battle of the Titans exhibit, visitors can expect to:
• Journey through the century of research that has gone into these two animals, beginning with the startling discoveries in the late 1800s that completely shook up our understanding of the evolution of life on Earth.
• Touch real fossils.
• Watch exciting videos that more fully delve into the world in which the dinosaurs existed.
• See life-sized replicas of these two giants- the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Triceratops! You’ll also have a chance to view some smaller dinosaurs that co-inhabited in their environment, including the feather-bearing Troodon.
• Learn about dinosaur droppings — seriously! Parts of this exhibit explore both the input and output of these massive creatures and there is much to discover from the ‘@&%# Happens’ display.
• Literally see how each animal’s particular style of vision corresponds to its place within the ecosystem by placing your own head inside of a full-sized cast of T-tops and T. rex skulls to compare the vision of predators and herbivores. Special optical devices embedded in each skull allow visitors to experience the unique visual perspective of each animal, thus allowing us to see through the eyes of a giant predator!
• Discover hands-on casts from inside the craniums of both T. rex and T-tops, showing the actual size and shape of their brains. A bigger brain doesn’t always mean it will win does it?
• Learn more. What do you know about the K-T extinction event that ended the reign of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago? Study this event at a portion of the exhibit that also features a real meteorite kids can touch, as well as a scale model of the comet Tempel 1, thought to be similar to the one that hit Earth.
• Dig for Dino bones! This digital Dino Pit is a first of its kind. Kids brush digital ‘dirt’ off fossil bones, assemble them into a skeleton, and watch as the dinosaur comes to life in a forest and roars.
• Feel as though you were really there! This exhibit includes realistic baby dinosaur models, that when operated by staff, appear to be live — moving, blinking, and squeaking.
• There is much more to see, explore, and do in this exciting exhibit.
Battle of the Titans is suitable for all ages and opens to the public at the Don Harrington Discovery Center on January 26th.
Battle of the Titans was produced by Wonderworks Exhibit Company Inc. and is making it’s US debut at the Discovery Center. Battle of the Titans funding is provided in part through the Panhandle Gives Campaign held in November through the Amarillo Area Foundation. DHDC is still working to fully fund this exciting exhibit. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring Battle of the Titans please contact Regina Ralston, Director of Development by emailing rralston@dhdc.org.
DHDC Visitor Information
Battle of the Titans will be open daily at the Don Harrington Discovery Center, located at 1200 Streit Drive in the Medical Center park from January 26th through May 19th. Admission is included in regular museum admission ($14 for adults and $9 for children (3 – 17), $11 for students (w/student ID), , and $11 for seniors and military). Shows in the Space Theater are also included in DHDC regular daily admission.
Additionally, DHDC members can enjoy a special members-only preview to explore Battle of the Titans from 7:00-8:30 on Friday January 25th. Light refreshments will also be available. DHDC Members get free daily visits, discounts on select programs and events, exhibit previews and specials, discounts at other museums, plus more benefits.
Information about memberships and daily visits can be found at dhdc.org.
Media inquiries in regards to Battle of the Titans should be directed to Shanna Collins, Development, Events & Marketing Coordinator at 806-355-9547 ext. 120 or email Scollins@dhdc.org.
# # # #
The Don Harrington Discovery Center is a hands-on science center that makes science exciting, relevant and interesting to all types of learners by providing interactive exhibits and programs that actively engage children, adolescents and their families. A nonprofit institution funded by admissions, memberships, and community support, the Discovery Center stimulates imagination, inquisitiveness and innovative thinking by partnering with donors to create quality programming and exhibits. Visit http://www.dhdc.org for more information about memberships, exhibits, shows and events.

18th Annual Good Scout Luncheon @ 18th Annual Good Scout Luncheon
Feb 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

18th Annual Good Scout Luncheon
North Exhibit Hall~ Amarillo Civic Center.
2019 Good Scout Honorees:
First Bank Southwest and Valero Energy Corporation
Keynote Speaker: Joe Gorder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Office Valero Energy Corporation

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition Meeting Feb 20th @ Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition Meeting
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition Meeting Feb 20th

12 pm-1 pm
United Way of Amarillo & Canyon
2207 Line Ave (Conference Room)
Speakers: MAXIMUS & DSHS
Panel discussion on Medicaid: programs, benefits, and suggestions for Teen families.
*Open to the public*
Please share…

Raul Rodarte-Suto
Community Initiatives Manager
United Way of Amarillo & Canyon
2207 Line Ave., Amarillo, TX 79106
T: 806.350.5266
http://www.unitedwayama.org
www.211texas.org

Grass Grazing and Animal Management School @ Grass Grazing and Animal Management School
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

AgriLife Extension: Grass Grazing and Animal Management School
Program to begin in February in Lubbock
Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Robert Scott, 806-775-1740, rj-scott@tamu.edu
LUBBOCK – A 10-month Grass Grazing and Animal Management School coordinated by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is being scheduled for the Lubbock area.
The school will kick off Feb. 20 in Lubbock at the AgriLife Extension offices for Lubbock County, 1102 E. Farm-to-Market Road 1294, Lubbock.

Dr. Tim Steffens, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist, Canyon, will lead the 10-month grazing school. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter)
“We will need to have at least 15 people signed up by Jan. 15 to hold this school, so we are asking those interested to get preregistered as soon as possible,” said Robert Scott, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Lubbock County. “If we do not get enough interest, we will cancel the program.”
The school will provide 40 hours of in-depth training on profitable and productive management of livestock to achieve lifestyle, livelihood and landscape goals. It will meet from 1-5 p.m. each third Wednesday of the month through November.
Scott said the class will be limited to 30 attendees. Registration is $400 per producer. This includes a thumb drive with learning materials and any handouts for the class. If more than one person from the same operation attends, those after the first attend for $300.
To preregister, contact Scott at rj-scott@tamu.edu or call 806-775-1740.
Course instructor will be Dr. Tim Steffens, AgriLife Extension range specialist in Canyon.
Topics will be:
– Economics of a grazing-based operation with an emphasis on cow-calf production.
– Basic understanding of ecological processes driving grazed pasture productivity.
– How plants react to defoliation, ramifications for competitive relationships with ungrazed or weedy neighbors, risks associated with drought.
– Animal nutrition and reproduction.
– Livestock interaction with the plants, e.g. distribution, selection of diet.
– Managed grazing to achieve desired economic, production and rangeland goals.
– Goal-setting and monitoring to determine progress toward those goals.
– Infrastructure development and planning.
“With the market down now, it is important to make the most of the forages we have at low cost,” Steffens said. “The information you learn by attending every session should save or make you way more than $400.”

Find more stories, photos, videos and audio at http://today.agrilife.org

Musical: “Something Rotten” @ "Something Rotten"
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

“Something Rotten” will be staged at the Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium. The musical set in the 1590s, tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, 2 brothers who are desperate to write their own hit play while the ‘rock star’ Shakespeare keeps getting all the hits. When a local soothsayer foretellsthe future of theater involves singing, danging and acting at the same time, the brothers set out to write the first musical.

Feb
21
Thu
Don Harrington Discovery Center’s Battle of the Titans @ Battle of the Titans
Feb 21 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Battle of the Titans:
Don Harrington Discovery Center’s new traveling exhibit explores the unique relationships between two gigantic opponents as well as other species and the environment that existed during their time on Earth. In the near corner stands Triceratops, in the far Tyrannosaurus Rex. And the winner is?! Come to DHDC to find out how the match likely went down! Visit Don Harrington Discovery Center’s website for more information. See this exhibit during regular hours until May 19th, 2019.

In the near corner stands Triceratops. In the far corner, Tyrannosaurus Rex locks his eyes on his opponent. Which giant prevails? Visit DHDC to find out how this match likely went down. Just as in a boxing match, the exhibit provides a detailed comparison of each dino and shows the advantages and disadvantages both would have in battle. Visitors learn that not only were they perfectly matched to fight each other, but they depended on each other to survive as a species. Facts and clues are given throughout the exhibit to this strange paradox of interdependence. The answer of who wins in a battle lies in the environment – the plants, forest and ecology that shaped their existence, and ultimately led to their extinction. This Wonder Works exhibit explores the amazing mingled destinies of plants, dinosaurs, and mankind. Battle of the Titans will be on display for visitors to explore at the Don Harrington Discovery Center January 26- May 19, 2019 and is included in general admission.
The DHDC is excited to open this exhibit after hearing many requests from the community to bring in an exhibit containing dinosaurs. Dr. Aaron Pan, Executive Director of the Don Harrington Discovery Center says “We are so excited to be the first U.S. venue for this new exhibit which explores the last and most iconic dinosaurs that have ever existed! Tyrannosaurus rex and Triceratops were two supreme beasts that happen to also be the most formidable animals in North America at the end of the age of the dinosaurs. This exhibit highlights an apex predator with bone-crushing teeth versus a large plant-eater with armour and weaponry that would make a knight jealous”.
A child’s fascination with dinosaurs never goes out of style. And with the rapid pace of discovery in paleontology, the science behind it is always new, with ever-more relevant links to current issues in ecology and conservation. Within the Battle of the Titans exhibit, visitors can expect to:
• Journey through the century of research that has gone into these two animals, beginning with the startling discoveries in the late 1800s that completely shook up our understanding of the evolution of life on Earth.
• Touch real fossils.
• Watch exciting videos that more fully delve into the world in which the dinosaurs existed.
• See life-sized replicas of these two giants- the Tyrannosaurus Rex and the Triceratops! You’ll also have a chance to view some smaller dinosaurs that co-inhabited in their environment, including the feather-bearing Troodon.
• Learn about dinosaur droppings — seriously! Parts of this exhibit explore both the input and output of these massive creatures and there is much to discover from the ‘@&%# Happens’ display.
• Literally see how each animal’s particular style of vision corresponds to its place within the ecosystem by placing your own head inside of a full-sized cast of T-tops and T. rex skulls to compare the vision of predators and herbivores. Special optical devices embedded in each skull allow visitors to experience the unique visual perspective of each animal, thus allowing us to see through the eyes of a giant predator!
• Discover hands-on casts from inside the craniums of both T. rex and T-tops, showing the actual size and shape of their brains. A bigger brain doesn’t always mean it will win does it?
• Learn more. What do you know about the K-T extinction event that ended the reign of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago? Study this event at a portion of the exhibit that also features a real meteorite kids can touch, as well as a scale model of the comet Tempel 1, thought to be similar to the one that hit Earth.
• Dig for Dino bones! This digital Dino Pit is a first of its kind. Kids brush digital ‘dirt’ off fossil bones, assemble them into a skeleton, and watch as the dinosaur comes to life in a forest and roars.
• Feel as though you were really there! This exhibit includes realistic baby dinosaur models, that when operated by staff, appear to be live — moving, blinking, and squeaking.
• There is much more to see, explore, and do in this exciting exhibit.
Battle of the Titans is suitable for all ages and opens to the public at the Don Harrington Discovery Center on January 26th.
Battle of the Titans was produced by Wonderworks Exhibit Company Inc. and is making it’s US debut at the Discovery Center. Battle of the Titans funding is provided in part through the Panhandle Gives Campaign held in November through the Amarillo Area Foundation. DHDC is still working to fully fund this exciting exhibit. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring Battle of the Titans please contact Regina Ralston, Director of Development by emailing rralston@dhdc.org.
DHDC Visitor Information
Battle of the Titans will be open daily at the Don Harrington Discovery Center, located at 1200 Streit Drive in the Medical Center park from January 26th through May 19th. Admission is included in regular museum admission ($14 for adults and $9 for children (3 – 17), $11 for students (w/student ID), , and $11 for seniors and military). Shows in the Space Theater are also included in DHDC regular daily admission.
Additionally, DHDC members can enjoy a special members-only preview to explore Battle of the Titans from 7:00-8:30 on Friday January 25th. Light refreshments will also be available. DHDC Members get free daily visits, discounts on select programs and events, exhibit previews and specials, discounts at other museums, plus more benefits.
Information about memberships and daily visits can be found at dhdc.org.
Media inquiries in regards to Battle of the Titans should be directed to Shanna Collins, Development, Events & Marketing Coordinator at 806-355-9547 ext. 120 or email Scollins@dhdc.org.
# # # #
The Don Harrington Discovery Center is a hands-on science center that makes science exciting, relevant and interesting to all types of learners by providing interactive exhibits and programs that actively engage children, adolescents and their families. A nonprofit institution funded by admissions, memberships, and community support, the Discovery Center stimulates imagination, inquisitiveness and innovative thinking by partnering with donors to create quality programming and exhibits. Visit http://www.dhdc.org for more information about memberships, exhibits, shows and events.

Panhandle Breast Health WISE Women Upcoming Events @ Panhandle Breast Health WISE Women Event
Feb 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Panhandle Breast Health WISE Women Upcoming Events

Panhandle Breast Health’s WISE Woman program and our partners, the Breast Center of Excellence (Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center), and United Supermarkets of Amarillo are sponsoring breast health education and mammogram appointment events in the local grocery stores. Trainers work with PBH as trained volunteers, called WISE WOMEN. These women will be in the store to assist shoppers who need screenings.
This event especially targets uninsured women age 40+. At the specified times below, PBH’s WISE Women will be setting appointments for mammogram screenings free of charge to the uninsured. Women will have a choice of provider at times convenient to them. Those with insurance are assisted with appointments if they are not current with their annual screenings. In addition, No Cost pap tests may also be scheduled at these events.
Please Note: The Pap Mobile Unit will be in Amarillo. Women may be scheduled for tests on the Mobile Units at these times if they so desire.

WISE Women will be at:
United Supermarket, 4701 S. Washington St. on Thursday, February 21 from 3:00-5:00 PM
Amigos, 3300 I-40 East on Saturday, February 23, from 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM
United Supermarket, 3400 River Road on Thursday, February 28, from 3:00-5:00 PM

Many women are unable to access medical and preventive care because they do not have insurance. Our mammograms are paid for by a state grant made to TTUHSC. Given that at least 66% of the female population in this area is not compliant with current screening guidelines and given that early detection of breast cancer is the key to less intensive treatment and better assurance of survival, annual screenings are most important for Panhandle women to know about and to obtain. Pre-paid mammograms are not always available — neither are pap tests. Many regions have no such services at all. Please encourage women to come to United for these important services Contact : Leticia Goodrich, Panhandle Breast Health Telephone: 806-331-4710, Cell 806-236-4593, email Leticia@panhandlebreasthealth.org
Thank you so much for all you do for our community!

Becky
Becky Miller
(806)236-1613

Amarillo VA Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, February 21st. @ Amarillo VA Town Hall Meeting
Feb 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Amarillo VA Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, February 21st.

Melissa Kalka
Constituent Services Rep
Office of U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry (TX-13)
620 S. Taylor, Suite 200
Amarillo, TX 79101
(806) 371-8844
Fax (806) 371-7044
Melissa.Kalka@mail.house.gov
www.Thornberry.house.gov

It’s a Chocolate Affair: Mary Kay Spa Night @ It's a Chocolate Affair: Mary Kay Spa Night
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Mary Kay Spa Night
Come and join us tonight, Thursday for some pampering and Chocolate!

3505 Olsen # 301
Rachel Tedder
806 640-7720
rtedder@marykay.com
http://www.marykay.com/rtedder