March 22, 2012


March 22….Lubbock Heritage Society Annual Meeting - The guest speaker will be Dr. Tamra Walter who will speak on archaeology studies on the presidio of San Saba. This event is open to the public and everyone who is interested in historic preservation is invited and encouraged to attend. McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Ave; 5:30 p.m.

March 23….High Point Village Talent Show - High Point Village will spotlight the unique talents of individuals with special needs to celebrate Autism Awareness in their first annual talent show. The event, in conjunction with the “Light It Up Blue” campaign for Autism Speaks will feature Miss Lubbock, whose platform is Autism Awareness, and will be the emcee for the show. Autism affects one in 110 children in the United States and many more are affected by Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. This event celebrates the unique talents and skills of these individuals. Over 24 individuals with special needs will perform with singing, dancing, cheerleading, drama, instrumental pieces, and sign language. The room and stage will be decorated in blue, for the “Light it up Blue” campaign. Admission is free and the public is invited. High Point Village provides after school programs to individuals with special needs and is designed to enrich the lives of individuals with special needs through a variety of vocational, educational, social, and motivational activities. High Point Village’s outreach includes both an enrichment center and ultimately will include a Living/Residential Community. For more information visit or call 698-0015. High Point Village activities room, 10911 County Road 1900; 6 p.m.

March 23….Texas Tech University School of Music and The College of Visual & Performing Arts: Cosi fan tutte Opera - In Così fan tutte, the young bachelors Ferrando and Guilielmo, on a bet from their older and “wiser” friend Don Alfonso, decide to find out how devoted their sweethearts Fiordiligi and Dorabella really are by disguising themselves as dashing visitors from overseas to see if the ladies will remain faithful. The plot becomes complicated when the boys learn that they must woo their counterpart’s young lady. For tickets call 770-2000. Texas Tech University Allen Theatre, TTU Campus at 15th & Akron; 7 p.m.


March 23-24….Celebrity Attractions: 100 Years of Broadway -
Songs from Wicked, Rent, Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, Les Miserables, Cats, The Phantom of the Opera and more are performed by five of Broadway's leading performers. This greatest-hits collection of Broadway's most celebrated shows is an experience you won't want to miss. It's an intimate evening with an on-stage band led by Neil Berg on piano introducing the songs often with anecdotes that give a humorous and poignant dimension to the music. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.; Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m.

March 23-24 (Repeats March 30-31)….Cactus Theater: “Lucy and the Outlaw” - Comic farce set in Belle's saloon in Dry Gulch, Texas, in the late 1800's. A newcomer, Lucy, arrives in town and finds work scrubbing floors at Belle's Saloon. Belle's regular patrons include a cattle rancher, a banker, the town deputy, and, on occasion, "Dizzy" the singing cowboy comes in for a hand of poker. The town is riddled with talk of all the recent train robberies...and you might say that's where things get interesting. Rumors have it that a man-woman team is responsible. A wanted poster with a photo shows Lucy to be one of the robbers. All the bar regulars conjure up a way to trap Lucy into confessing, but the tables are turned and the joke's on them. Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m

March 23 - 24….C.A.T.S. Playhouse: “My Hero” -
A special one-act presentation of “My Hero” will be presented as a benefit for the Children & Adults Theatrical Studio (CATS) Playhouse. This is an original musical melodrama with music by Aaron Latina, book and lyrics by Whitney Ryan Garrity. Garrity will also direct. Admission is $5 for reserved seats, $7 at the door. Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended. Reserve a seat by calling (806) 749-3465 or contacting Whitney Ryan Garrity at This performance will be staged at J & B Coffee, located at 26th Street and Boston Ave. The house will open at 7:30 and the show will start at 8 p.m.


arch 23-25
(repeat March 30 - April 1, 6-8)….Lubbock Community Theatre presents: “You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown” - When "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" (revised) opened on Broadway in 1999, it was a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy in this version. Two new songs, "Beethoven Day" and "My New Philosophy", have been added to the twelve wonderful numbers from the original version, such as "My Blanket and Me", "The Kite", "The Baseball Game", "Little Known Facts", "Suppertime" and "Happiness". Based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner and directed by Joshua Aguirre. Rated: G. To reserve tickets, call (806) 749-2416 or visit Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

March 24 (repeats next week, March 31)....Lubbock Parks and Rec Workshop: Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddle ....10 a.m.-5 p.m., $40 for 1 workshop. Harness the power of the wind through this fun introduction to the amazing sport of windsurfing and stand-up paddle! Learn safe practices, getting on your board, cruising back and forth, and turning around while on the board. One hour of instruction and six hours of free surf with instruction as needed. Boards provided. Participants MUST BRING water shoes, sunscreen, hat, water, and snacks or lunch. Bring a life jacket or use one of ours. This workshop is taught on-site at Leroy Elmore Park however, registration is at Maxey Community Center. Call 767-3706 for more information.

March 24….Junior Rough Riders Spring Corral - Corrals are a fun, activity based class for children ages 10 and under and include activities out on site, a story time and more! Corrals are free for members of the Junior Rough Riders, $5 for non-members. The Junior Rough Riders is the official youth organization of the NRHC for kids age 10 and under, sponsored by the Ranching Heritage Association. For more info, visit Advance registration required. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121- 4th Street; 1 to 3 p.m.

March 24….McPherson Cellars Uncorked Carnival - Come join McPherson Cellars on for this fun time featuring wine by the glass, wine themed carnival games, Crusty's Wood Fired Pizza, caricatures by Will Terrell, a fun for all photobooth, and live music by Landon Scoggins! Tickets will be $10 at the door and will include 10 tickets for wine and games. For more info visit McPherson Cellars Winery, 1615 Texas Avenue; 6 p.m.


March 24 - 25.…Bruce Cammack Paper Making Workshop – Join part 1 of this free public event in conjunction with the exhibition Speaking Volumes—Books and Ideas from 1250-1862. This workshop will take place in the Assembly Room from 1-4 p.m. Part 2 will take place March 25th with a performance by Carol Flueckiger and Paper Making Lecture Workshop in the Helen Jones Auditorium. The workshop will follow the performance and will be from 2-4 p.m., Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 4th Street.

"Kids' Fun Fair 2012"
Vendor Spaces Available for Annual Summer Fun Planning April 21st

It’s almost that time of year again! We're excited to announce the plans for Kids' Fun Fair 2012…and this year, there's more fun for everyone! Our annual gathering will take place on Saturday, April 21st, in a new venue: Main there'll be fantastic fun around every corner and at every booth represented! Expect to spend a fun-filled day learning about the best that summer has to offer...and enjoy the arcade, bowling, laser tag and mini golf while you're there, too!

Kids' Fun Fair 2012 allows business owners, parents and their kids the opportunity to learn about each other...and the diverse products and services available in our community in a lively, energetic environment. Vendors who have participated in the past include: pre-schools, summer camps, private schools, churches, children’s party entertainment services, community health professionals and a wide variety of family-friendly businesses. The fair will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 21st with some new surprises for those who've attended our annual event in the past. Make plans now to attend or exhibit.

Prospective vendors may email for more information on how to participate in this exciting community event tailored especially for parents and kids of all ages. Hurry while the limited space remains!

This Week's Trivia Question....

This week one winner will be chosen for 2 tickets to Friday night's performance of Celebrity Attractions' presentation of “100 Years of Broadway”.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Big Time Broadway" as your subject title.

Question: What is currently the longest-running stage production on Broadway?

The deadline for this contest is TOMORROW (Friday) at 10 a.m. and the winners will be contacted by noon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email...including your cell phone number or a daytime landline so we may contact you easily if you are the winner. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown.

Good luck to everyone!

Looking at Next Week & Beyond

March 29-31….Friends of Wolfforth Library Book Sale
March 31…......3rd Annual Diabetes and Healthy Living Expo
March 31…......Texas Tech Formula Society of Automotive Engineers 4th Bi-Annual Fundraiser Car Show

April 13–15…...Lubbock Arts Festival
April 13-15…....Ballet Lubbock: “Cinderella”
April 20-22…....Celebrity Attractions: “Shrek The Musical”

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