Spring break is always a fun time for kids to be out of school but it's often times stressful for parents who still have to maintain a full-time job while taking care of kids who are usually in school during the day.  I try to find some time to do something special with my kids at least one day during the week designated as "spring break" so that it breaks up the mundane routine of video games, endless text messages, and eating junk food they get into, but it's hard when we live virtually in the middle of nowhere, the nearest large amusement park being 400 miles away.

Here are some things that I found which might help to shake up a boring spring break for your family this year.

MONDAY - MARCH 11, 2019

Cat Video Fest 2019 -  7pm - 8:30pm Hosted by Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock
CatVideoFest is a charitable nonprofit dedicated to bringing the joy of cat videos to the masses and raising money for cats in need. Each year, curator Will Braden creates a program of the best cat videos of the year, along with some classics and unique submissions.

Spring Break Staycation - 10am - 12pm Hosted by Buddy Holly Center
Come create a different art project every day this week while we give you a mini vacation during Spring Break. Cost is $1 to attend. For more information or to register, please call (806) 775-3567.

Spring Nature Art Camp - 1pm - 4pm Hosted by Miss Megan's Make Room
Spring Break Nature Art Camp for Makers aged 6+ - ​March 11-14
$40 per Day - $150 for all 4 days
Makers will create works in a variety of medium to celebrate nature in spring. Think flowers, rain clouds, and greens! ​Includes all materials + snacks

TUESDAY - MARCH 12, 2019

Tutti-Frutti Drop-In Class - 3pm - 6pm Hosted by The Cakery
$15.00 - Drop In and decorate 3 super cute fruit cookies. We have all the supplies waiting for you, and we even clean up the mess! All ages are welcome! (even GrownUps)

Spring MAKE Camp Day 2 - 10am Hosted by Michael's Stores Lubbock
Spring MAKE Camp Day 2. Make a Binary Code Sea Creature Bracelet. Each session is for kids 3+ and lasts 30 minutes. $3 per child.

Story Time - Special Event: Pooptopia - 4pm - 5pm Hosted by City of Lubbock Water Utilities
Join the Water Education Team at Godeke Library for story time special event, Pooptopia. This month we will be reading Toilets- How it Works by David Macaulay and activity/craft booths about pipe clogs, what not to flush, and making sludge slime.

WEDNESDAY - MARCH 13, 2019

The Harlem Globetrotters - 7pm - 8:30pm Hosted by United Supermarkets Arena and Harlem Globetrotters
The Globetrotters, who are committed to bringing their fans the best experience and most electrifying athletes on the planet, will give their fans a chance to get closer than ever to the action and team’s stars with their Fan Powered World Tour. Tickets are on sale now at selectaseatlubbock.com, in person at Lubbock area Select-a-Seat outlets or by phone at 806-770-2000.

Family Cooking Classes - 10am - 11am Hosted by Learn to Cook and Catholic Charities of Lubbock
Learn to Cook will be hosting three family cooking lessons. Classes will be head at Catholic Charities of Lubbock, 103 Ave. J. We will be learning healthy recipes, how to be safe in the kitchen, and cooking together. We will also have fun door prizes you can win just for attending! If you are interested, connect Anna Sullivan at (806) 765-8475.

Joyland: Where the Fun Is - 2pm - 8pm Hosted by Joyland Amusement Park
4 Can Ride for $49; or, $13.50 Per Person; Everyone Pays; Rides Included.  Find more information about Joyland amusement park at www.joylandpark.com.

THURSDAY - MARCH 14, 2019

Nature's Core Kids Expo - 10am - 3pm Hosted by Science Spectrum and City of Lubbock Water Utilities
This event is a platform to educate children and adults about the environment and becoming good stewards of the earth. We would like to invite you to participate in the free public event at no cost. Each booth will have an activity or craft for kids to enjoy!

National Craft with Your Kids Day - 1:30pm - 4:30pm Hosted by Board & Brush Lubbock, TX
Join us during Spring Break, March 14th for a unique workshop to craft with your kids! We have both $35 signs and $65 signs available! Make what you would like!

Captain Marvel Opening Week - 6pm - 10pm Hosted by Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theater
This week long event starting Monday night features the newest film in the Marvel comic universe. Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races in Captain Marvel. Paired with SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE. Purchase tickets online at LubbockTickets.DriveInUsa.com.

FRIDAY - MARCH 15, 2019

Spring Break Camp (All Week) - 9am - 5pm Hosted by ART & Company
Art Classes offered Morning, Afternoon, or Full Day 9a-1p, 1p-5p, or 9a-5p. Lots of creative fun and festive activities for kids ages 5-14. $35/$50 per artist per day. Currently enrolled students and multi-child families receive additional discounts. Discounts for multi day and full camp sessions. Email artandco_lubbock@hotmail.com with your email address and the name and ages of those attending to be sent a link to complete registration. Limited space available so sign up soon to secure your artist’s place!!!

Wonder Park Opening Weekend - 8pm - 11pm Hosted by Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theater
Starting Friday, March 15th and showing through Sunday, March 17th Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.  Paired movie TBD. Purchase tickets online at LubbockTickets.DriveInUsa.com.

Bunny Photo Event - 10am -7pm Hosted by JCPenny Portraits
Hop in to see the Easter Bunny! Celebrate spring at our Bunny event at JCPenney Portraits. Pop out the pastels, bows, and ribbons for your spring-themed session! Events and props vary by location. Sign up here.