It's boom time in Big Spring, that time of the year where Howard County folks can pretty much plan on having some sort of entertainment venue going on every weekend, and sometimes during the week.
For instance, most of our readers are aware by now that the Healthy Woman second anniversary celebration is today at Dora Roberts Community Center. Sponsored by Scenic Mountain Medical Center, the “Wild About Healthy Woman” gala begins at 4:30 p.m. with a health expo, followed by a meal at 6:30 p.m., and features the wit of well-known speaker Linda Smartt.
We know you're also aware that the Fraternal Order of Eagles Ninth Annual Chili Cook-Off is this Saturday. The event benefits the West Texas Centers Children-In-Need fund, a worthy cause to say the least. Plus, it is lots of fun for cooks and tasters alike.
By the way, Friday at 5 p.m. is the deadline to get your tickets for next Thursday's Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
A few days later — Feb. 9 — is Big Spring Day in Austin. If you've never participated, consider going this year. You'll be impressed.
We're sure you are aware of all of those upcoming activities, but there are perhaps some others you might not realize are on the horizon. Here's just a quick glance ...
Now fully stocked with trout, Comanche Trail Lake will be the scene of a youth fishing tournament on Feb. 12.
A few yards from the lake, Dora Roberts Community Center will be the site of a bridal fair Feb. 19. Later that evening, Big Spring Symphony will present “Time Travels” at the Big Spring High School Auditorium.
Big Spring Prospector's Club will host its 42nd Annual Gem and Mineral Show March 5-6 at the county fair barn. Then on March 25, West Texas Centers and Howard College (Dorothy Garrett Coliseum) will host its Hoops, Dreams & Goals basketball tournament.
Finally, March winds down with the Big Spring Rattlesnake Roundup, hosted by AMBUCS on the 26th and 27th.
It's likely we've missed some upcoming events, and certainly we haven't listed a number of other worthwhile and obvious activities such as basketball games, track meets and the like. We'll preview those on a more timely basis.
All we're saying is there will be a lot going on in our area over the next couple of months. Many of the events are free. Others charge a small admission. But most importantly, they are fun, educational and usually for a very good cause. Enjoy!