February 6, 2014


February 6….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at the Olive Garden Restaurant. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! Come have a great time and share a meal together! Tell a friend or bring a friend...but whatever you do, come join the fun with our group! Olive Garden, 5702 Slide Road; 6:30 p.m.


February 7….First Friday Art Trail
- See the regular art venues...plus the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout the community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. Trolleys are free and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treasure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help you navigate with ease. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! The trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District from 6-9 p.m.

February 7….Cactus Theater: A Night at the Grand Ole Opry - You'll think you are in the Ryman in Nashville as you hear the songs that created our country legends! George Jones, Merle Haggard, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline and newer members Carrie Underwood, Josh Turner and Alison Krauss are just a few out of the 69 current members. Come and enjoy the best of the best at the Cactus Theater! Hosted by Kurt Kiser as Porter Wagoner and Jane Prince Jones as Minnie Pearl. Tickets are $ 20.00. For more information visit www.cactustheater.com or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

February 7….Texas Tech University School of Music Concert - The Symphonic Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band Concert is free to the public. For more information call (806) 834-4829 or visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus; 8 p.m.


February 7 – 8….Friends of the Library Book Lovers Half-Price Sale - Come on down to the Mahon Library basement on Friday or Saturday to get some great bargains in books, art, movies, and music. Everything is one-half of the fall sale price and that puts most adult books at 25 or 50 cents. Children's books are half of that...bargains galore can be yours during this event. Cash or check only. Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

February 8…. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum Second Saturday Program - The speaker for this program will be certified permaculture designer and local gardening expert, Kyle Tengler, as he talks about "Sustainable Vegetable Gardening." Come learn techniques to help you design and cultivate a holistic home garden. All Lubbock Memorial Arboretum Second Saturday programs are free of charge. Parking is available north of the house in the shared parking lot with Hodges Community Center. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum Interpretive Center (the little red brick house at the Arboretum), 4111 University Ave. Refreshments served at 9:30 a.m.; program runs 10 - 11 a.m.

February 8….2nd Annual Generation High Tea - Please join us to celebrate families, adoption, and generations of love. We encourage Great-Grandmothers, Grandmothers, Mothers, Daughters, Aunts, Cousins and Special Friends to come together as we celebrate these amazing relationships. Benefitting Adoption Covenant. Entertainment by The Cactus Kids featuring the students of Terri Caldwell Music, professional photography by Audra Pipkin and fashion show by Dillard's. For more information and to purchase tickets to this event, please visit http://www.adoptioncovenant.org/events.php or call (806) 741- 0268. McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, 1700 University Ave.; 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

February 8….Silent Wings Museum V-Mail Valentines - Ever wonder how soldiers during WWII sent valentines to their sweethearts? Come to the Silent Wings Museum to learn about V-mail, then make a Valentine’s Day card for someone you love. For ages 5 – 7 years old. Cost is $7.00. Call 806.775.3049 for more information. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. I-27; 1:00 - 3 p.m.

February 8…."Hydrofracking: What it Means for Lubbock County" - LHUCA is holding an informational forum in conjunction with Mery Godigna Collet's exhibit, "Extra Virgin Petrus Oil". Collet's work is informed by oil drilling practices and she paints with crude oil and other natural elements associated with the drilling process. This is an example of how current economic and ecological practices can start a conversation through the arts. Open to the general public and free admission. LHUCA Firehouse Theater, 511 Avenue K; 1:30 - 3 p.m.

February 8….Haven Animal Care Shelter Event – There will be a drawing for five $100.00 gift vouchers to the veterinarian of your choice in celebration of the one year anniversary of the Haven Hope for Animals Fund! You must sign up at the Haven Animal Care Shelter between the hours of 2 p.m. – 5p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014, or 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2014. You do not have to be present for the drawing to win. The drawing will be held around 3 p.m. on February 8, 2014. No entry fee is required. For more information, including directions to the Haven, please visit our website at www.havenacs.org or call 806-763-0092. We look forward to you being a part of this event as we strive to enrich the lives of our animals and yours!

February 8….17th Annual Wine & Chocolate Wine Fantasia - The Llano Wine & Chocolate Fantasia was created to promote interaction among culinarians, foster alliances for students, give culinarians in the South Plains area the opportunity to gain experience in a competitive setting, and expose the public to an original event which they will not soon forget. Tickets to the event are $50.00 and proceeds go to the Parkinson's Society of West Texas as well as to fund scholarship for local chefs. Entry grants you access to as many chocolate samples as you can taste as well as complimentary wine by the glass. While tickets are available, please call the tasting room at (806)745-2258 to order. Lano Estacado Winery, 3.2 miles East of US 87 South on FM 1585 in Lubbock; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

February 8….Cactus Theater: Del Castillo in Concert - Del Castillo first graced the stage of the Cactus Theater in 2008. Without question, they brought unparalleled musical excitement to the stage every single time they hit the stage. Once again, they will present their unique one-of-a-kind blend of Latin, Rock, Jazz, Blues and other hard-driving musical styles that's guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat! Tickets are $ 20.00. For more information visit www.cactustheater.com or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

February 9….YWCA 5th Annual Father & Daughter Dance - Fathers and their daughters are summoned to attend an enchanted evening at the 5th Annual Father Daughter Dance! Tickets: $25 per couple - $10 for each additional child. This event includes dancing, a chocolate fountain, finger sandwiches, cookies, and punch. Tickets can be purchased at the YWCA at 3101 35th Street or call 792-2723. Moe Turner Banquet Hall at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

February 9….Texas Tech University School of Music Concert
- The University Symphony Orchestra Concert is free to the public. For more info call (806) 834-4829 or visit the website at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/music/. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus; 3 p.m.

February 9….The Roadshow Tour
- Roadshow embarks on its sixth annual tour in January 2014 with a new group of all-star musicians. Leading the night are Skillet, Third Day, Andy Mineo, Jamie Grace and Royal Tailor. This tour follows the very successful 2012 "Roadshow" which was named one of Pollstar's Top 50 Tours for Mid-Year 2012. Also included in the evening will be a diverse group of newer artists including Soulfire Revolution, We As Human, The Neverclaim and Vertical Church Band. Advance reserved tickets are priced $20 (no additional fees), and are on sale now at www.selectaseatlubbock.com, 806-770-2000, and all area Select-a-Seat outlets. General admission seating will be available in select sections for $10 cash at the door night of show, while quantities last. United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave; 6 p.m.
Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: Which Temptations love song title was used for the title of a movie starring Macaulay Culkin and Anna Chlumsky?

Answer: "My Girl"

Winner: Shal S. of Lubbock

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

February 11…."TEDx Lubbock Women"
February 11….Booth Brothers in Concert
February 14….New Neighbors Club Valentine Luncheon
February 14….David Gaschen's Valentine Celebration

Feb. 14-16….Lubbock Community Theatre: “Godspell”
February 15….Cactus Theater: "MEGA HITS '75 to '95"
February 16….Mother & Son Valentine's Dance
February 16….Cactus: 60's/70's Nostalgia Night: Part 2
February 22….Rose Pruning Workshop
February 22....Sounds of West Texas Concert

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