Love Under the Stars

The TJC Science Center is presenting Love Under the Stars for Valentine's couples. 

Love will be in the air at the Science Center at Tyler Junior College this weekend.

The center, 1411 E. Lake St., is presenting Love Under the Stars from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday for Valentine couples ages 21 and older. 

The evening will include a presentation of love stories found in the mythology of the constellations followed by a show in the domed theater focusing on the constellations in the night sky and a virtual tour through the solar system and beyond to visit places that have inspired or were inspired by love.

Participants also will be invited outside for a little star gazing using telescopes set up on the center's plaza. 

The night also will include beverages and snacks, a couples' gift basket and a commemorative photo. 

Tickets cost $85 per couple.  Reservations can be made at 903-510-2312, sciencecenter.tjc.edu.

BEST BETS

Junk Hippy

The Junk Hippy sale of vintage items will part of Hit the Bricks celebration in downtown Tyler on Saturday. (Courtesy) 

Hit the Bricks returns to downtown Tyler and will include the Junk Hippy sale 10 am. to 4 p.m. on the square. Dozens of vendors will be offering vintage, handmade, repurposed and antique goods. 

Woodpeckers, 10 a.m. Saturday, Tyler State Park, 789 Park Road 16 off FM 14 north of Tyler. Search for woodpeckers with a park ranger. Park admission: Ages 13 and up $6. Information: 903-597-5338.

RX for a Healthy Forest, 2 p.m. Saturday, Tyler State Park, 789 Park Road 16 off FM 14 north of Tyler. Learn about forest management during a hike with a ranger. Park admission: Ages 13 and up $6. 

East Texas Builders Association Home & Design Show, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Maude Cobb Complex, 100 Grand Blvd., Longview. Information: 903-758-6416, easttexasbuilders.org.  

ART & DISPLAYS

“Lagniappe: Works by Letitia Huckaby,” through March 17, Tyler Museum of Art, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. .

"Lone Star Impressions: Prints by Peregrine Press," through April 21, Tyler Museum of Art, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 

UT Tyler's International Exhibit, through March 8, Meadows Gallery inside Cowan Center. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The juried show features 63 works. 

Blown Egg Art Exhibit, through April 27, Smith County Historical Society Museum, 125 S. College Ave. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Cost: donations accepted. Information: 903-592-5993, smithcountyhistoricalsociety.org.

"The Heart of Tyler," through March 4, Gallery Main Street, 110 W. Erwin St., Tyler. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and noon to 4 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. Free. Information: 903-593-6905, GalleryMainStreet@TylerTexas.com.

Palette of Roses Art League Exhibit, through March 22, Gold Leaf Gallery, 4518 S. Broadway Ave. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 

 FAMILY FRIENDLY

Mother/Son Dance, 7 p.m. Friday, Glass Recreation Center, 501 W. 32nd St. Cost: $9 each in advance at the center or $10 at the door. The semi-formal dance for boys 4 to 13 also will have refreshments and a photographer. Information: 903-595-7271.

Daddy/Daughter Dance, 6 p.m. Saturday, for girls 4 to 8 and 8 p.m. Feb. 9 for girls 9 to 13, Glass Recreation Center, 501 W. 32nd St. Cost: $9 each in advance at the center or $10 at the door. The semi-formal dance will have refreshments and a photographer. Information: 903-595-7271.

Mutant Teenage Ninja Turtles, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Suddenlink Store, 4949 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. Take photos with the costumed heros of the Nickelodian's Saturday morning animated show "Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Free.

Family Day at TMA, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Tyler Museum of Art, 1300 S. Mahon Ave. Free admission, art projects and snacks. Information: 903-595-1001, tylermuseum.org.

“Sportsology!” an interactive exhibit about how the body works, The Center for Earth & Space Science Education, 1411 E. Lake St., Tyler. Cost: $3. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Information: 903-510-2312, sciencecenter.tjc.edu.

Discovery Science Place, 308 N. Broadway Ave., Tyler. Cost: $8 adults, $6 children 2 to 12 and seniors, $5 military. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 903-533-8011, discoveryscienceplace.org. On Saturday, Tyler Junior College and University of Texas at Tyler will present activities at the museum celebrating Darwin Day. 

Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College Ave. Free events include: Lap & Play Time, for babies up to 18 months, 9:30 a.m. each Wednesday; Read Aloud Crowd, for children 3 to 6, 10:30 a.m. each Thursday; and Teen Tuesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday.

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