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Voices of Service to perform March 6

Voices of Service, a soulful quartet consisting of U.S. Army active-duty and veteran service members, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, March 6 at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion, Texas Tech University.

Voices of Service, is part of the nonprofit Center for American Military Music Opportunities (CAMMO). This nationally known quartet consists of Retired Master Sgt. Caleb Green, retired Staff Sgt. Ron Henry, Sgt. Major Christal Rheams and Sgt.1st Class Jason Hanna. They use their platform to increase awareness of what music can do, for servicemen and women who are coping with post-traumatic stress, and other visible or invisible injuries.

The Lubbock Women’s Club encourages members, veterans, military families and the entire community to join us to hear this talented and dynamic quartet.

Tickets for concert and dinner will be available at $125, $100, $75 per person. Concert only tickets will cost $25.

For concert and ticket information, contact the Lubbock Women’s Club at (806) 763-6448 or reservations@lubbockwomensclub.com

Public input sought on Hazard Mitigation Plan

Lubbock County held its initial planning meeting on Jan. 13 to gather input for updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan.

The goal of the Hazard Mitigation Plan is to minimize or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from known hazards by identifying and implementing cost-effective mitigation actions.

A public meeting was also held to provide a project overview from H2O Partners, Inc., consultant to the project, and solicit information from citizens. Public input will help the project team to analyze potential hazards affecting residents and recommend possible actions to reduce their impact. Hazards included are thunderstorm wind, tornado, winter storm, hail, flood, drought, wildfire, dam failure, extreme heat, lightning, and expansive soils.

A public participation survey is available at: https://h2o.surveysparrow.com/s/Lubbock-County-Hazard-Mitigation-Plan-Update/tt-3376eec118

Questions about the Hazard Mitigation Plan can be addressed to H2O Partners, Inc., planning consultants for Lubbock County; Attn: Rhonda Murphy, Senior Mitigation Specialist by email at rmurphy@h2opartnersusa.com or the Lubbock County Office of Emergency Management.

SPC to host quilting orientation class on Jan. 24

LEVELLAND – South Plains College’s Division of Continuing and Distance Education will host an orientation class for its quilting courses at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 (Monday) in Room 121 of the Technical Arts building. The cost of the class is $55.

Classes start the following week. The instructor will be Vickey Vest.

There will be two different quilting classes offered this semester for quilters of all levels from beginners to advanced. The Monday weekly class, “Geese in the Cabin Quilt,” is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. starting Jan. 31 for eight weeks. The Tuesday weekly class, “Texas State Quilt,” will be offered at two times – 2:30-4:30 p.m. or 5:30-7:30 p.m. The eight-week class starts Feb. 1.

Participants are encouraged to attend the orientation class on Jan. 24 to obtain more details, supplies and fabric requirements.

To register, contact Kasey Reyes, administrative assistant to the Dean of Continuing and Distance Education, at (806) 716-2341 or email kreyes@southplainscollege.edu.

For more information, contact Vest at (806) 891-3471.

Father/Daughter dance set for Feb. 6

The 13th annual YWCA of Lubbock Father Daughter Dance is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 6.

Dads and daughters will enjoy dancing, chocolate fountains, snacks, activities, photo ops and special guest appearances and more.

Tickets are $30 per couple (father and daughter) with just $10 for each additional girl.

Tickets are available online at ywcalubbock.ejoinme.org/fdd2022

New Neighbors Club to meet Feb. 11

New Neighbors Club of Lubbock will hold its monthly meeting and luncheon on Friday, Feb. 11 at the Lubbock Women's Club, 2020 Broadway.

The meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be served after the program. Cost of the lunch is $18 and reservations are required at least three days prior to the event.

The program will be "Valentine's Day Theme Music" presented by Stacy Ward.

Consider bringing husbands and/or friends to enjoy this event. If unable to attend, please cancel your reservations as soon as possible as the club is responsible for payment.

To RSVP, call or text Virginia at (806) 781-4653. Optional games will be available after lunch, please contact your game leaders.

SPC to host 24th Annual Scholarship Gala

LEVELLAND – South Plains College will present the 24th Annual Scholarship Gala on Feb. 26 at the Mallet Event Center. This year’s theme is “Grand Opportunities.”

The doors will open at 6 p.m., with dinner service starting at 6:30 p.m. Those with top-level sponsorships will enjoy a private cocktail hour from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Gala guests will be able to purchase beer and wine. As in years past, guest will enjoy a meal served at their table. Musical entertainment will be provided by SPC alumna Morgan Reatherford. Other gala events will include a silent and a live auction.

One hundred percent of the Gala proceeds go directly to student scholarships.

Interested patrons are welcome to purchase tables and tickets now. There are also opportunities to donate auction items. All sponsorships levels are the same as for the last Gala with the top two featuring a VIP Meet and Greet Cocktail Hour immediately preceding the event. The sponsorship levels are Underwriting Partner – $7,500; Diamond Sponsor – $5,000; Ruby Sponsor – $2,000; Sapphire Sponsor – $1,000; and Gold Sponsor – $125.

For information, contact Jordan Flores, director of development and alumni relations, at (806) 716-2020.

This article originally appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Lubbock community news in brief

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