April 3, 2014


April 3….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at the Fifty Yard Line Steak House. 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!, Fifty Yard Line, 2549 S. Loop 289; 6:30 p.m.


April 3-4….Friends of Wolfforth Library Spring Book Sale - Come and find many great books on sale. Friends also have an on-going sale throughout the year of hardback and paperback books. Friends is a non-profit organization supporting the programs and services of the area. For more information contact the Wolfforth Library at 806-866-9280 Wolfforth Library, 508 E Highway 62/82. Thursday hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


April 4….New Neighbors Club Annual Spring Hospitality Coffee - In celebration of spring and friendship, the New Neighbors Club will host its annual Spring Coffee. Members, guests and interested persons are welcomed to participate. Join us in a festive celebration of spring, as we gather with friends and meet new ones. For more information about the Coffee’s location, Location or New Neighbors, contact Mary Valentini @ 799-4450 or newneighbors@ymail.com.10:30 a.m.

April 4….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.

April 4….Lubbock Christian University and Wayland Baptist University Combined Choir Concert - Lubbock Christian University and Wayland Baptist University have joined choirs to perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s Nelson Mass, a four part chorus, four part soloist, and orchestra. LCU’s Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Philip Camp will conduct the performance alongside Wayland’s Director of Choral Studies and Church Music, Dr. Hyung Chae. Admission is free. Lubbock Christian University McDonald-Moody Auditorium, 5601 19th St; 7:30 p.m.

April 4….Ladies Night at the Mud Room - Happy April, Happy Spring! Happy, Happy Everything! Lots of fun things to paint for Easter and Spring! Grab a friend, make a reservation (793-3271) and come and have creative fun with us! Snacks and goodies for everyone!, Ashley Cox will be here with her Stella and Dot accessories for sale! Psssst.... we will have a special gift for all our ladies at this month's event! For more information call 806-793-3271. The Mud Room,3302-82nd Street, 9 p.m.- Midnight.

April 4 - 5….TTU School of Music: The Coronation of Poppea - Set in ancient Rome, “The Coronation of Poppea” is an Italian opera by Claudio Monteverdi first performed in Venice in 1643. One of the first operas to use historical events and people...it describes how Poppea, mistress of the Roman emperor Nero, is able to achieve her ambition to be crowned empress. For tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-coronation-of-poppea-tickets-10916454409. Allen Theater, Texas Tech University Campus; 7 p.m.

April 4 - 5….Celebrity Attractions: “Hello Dolly” - This ten-time Tony award winner is now celebrating its 50th aaniversary! Sally Struthers (All In the Family, Gilmore Girls; Broadway: Annie, Grease) stars in Hello, Dolly at the City Bank Auditorium for three performances only! Featuring a cast boasting Broadway credits and a score packed with memorable tunes, this is a night (or matinee) at the theatre that will wipe your cares away! When matchmaker Dolly Levi decides to "rejoin the human race after mourning her husband’s passing, she dives into life with full force determined to make sure she and others take a sizeable bite out of life before it’s too late, and as the song says "Before the Parade Passes By!" With a score by Jerry Herman (La Cage aux Folles, Mack and Mable, Mame) and choreography by Gower Champion (42nd Street, Bye Bye Birdie), this classic Broadway show still has plenty of life to share with audiences of all ages. For tickets call Select –A -Seat at 806-770-2000. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

April 4, 5
(Repeats April 11, 12, 18, 19)….CATS Playhouse: “Steel Magnolias” - Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, is where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done and exchange hilarious repartee and more than a few acerbic verbal collusions. A hit play in its two Broadway incarnations and a successful all-star film, Steel Magnolias is a compelling tale of sisterhood and motherhood. Written by Robert Harling and directed by Cornelius Brown. Ticket Prices: $14 for adults and $12 for students/seniors. For more information and to reserve tickets call (806)792-0501 or visit www.catsplayhouse.com. Children and Adults Theatrical Studio, 2257- 34th St. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m.


April 4-6 (Repeats April 11-13; 18-20)…. Lubbock Community Theatre; “Boeing Boeing” - It’s the 1960s, and swinging bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses all engaged to him without knowing about each other. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert comes to stay and a new and speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom...and catastrophe looms. A riotous farce that all boils down to juggling timetables and a reliable maid who never forgets to change the photographs. Written by Marc Camoletti, Beverly Cross and Francis Evans and directed By Nancy Meyer. Rated PG-13. To reserve tickets call (806) 749-2416 or visit http://lubbockcommunitytheatre.org. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue; Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

April 5….Willie McCool Memorial Half Marathon and 5K/10K - The Silent Wings Museum provides the perfect backdrop to “imagine” your run taking you out of this world. Willie McCool was the pilot of the Space Shuttle Columbia (January – February 2003), a graduate of Lubbock’s Coronado High School (1979) and loved running. His legacy will inspire runners, both old and new and we are proud and honored to dedicate this race to his memory. The half marathon course will have you traveling into outer space through the Lubbock Business Park, past the tree-lined Lubbock Country Club and re-entry through the Lubbock countryside west of the airport. Your mission on the 5K/10K course is to travel around the Galaxy and safely return to the Launch Pad/Finish Line at the Silent Wings Museum. As you run either course, you will discover the world according to Lubbock is, indeed, flat. For more information and to view the schedule visit http://www.westtexasendurance.com/events/willie-mccool-memorial. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 Interstate 27 Frontage.

April 5….7th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes - Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an annual fundraiser during which both men and women put on high heels and march together to benefit the Voice of Hope. Timmons said the purpose of the event is to get men out to raise awareness against sexual assault. Onsite registration for the event will begin at 9:30 a.m., the opening ceremony is at 10:30 a.m., and the march begins at 10:45 a.m. Shoes for the march will be provided. There will also be an after party at the Legacy Event Center at 6 p.m. that includes dinner, live music by Junior Vasquez, a silent auction, raffle and an awards ceremony honoring West Carlisle Volunteer Fire Department, the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office and Advocate, Natalie Howell. For more, call 806.763.3232 or visit VoiceOfHopeLubbock.org. Lubbock County Courthouse, 904 Broadway; 9:30 a.m.

April 5….Betenbough Homes Easter Open House - Lubbock families are invited to an Open House featuring complimentary photos with the Easter Bunny, ponies and bunnies to see and pet, children’s crafts, and refreshments. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit betenbough.com or call 806.687.8787. Betenbough New Home Center, 6517 82nd Street; 10 a.m. to Noon.

April 5…. G.O. (Get Outside) - The Lubbock Lake Landmark and the Texas Tech Student Association of Natural Resource Scientists invite you to Get Outside! Explore Scales, Tails, and Trails from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Admission is free. This active day in the beautiful outdoors includes opportunities to participate in Turtle Races, Invertebrate Identification, Fish Printing, and a Birding Scavanger Hunt. Join us to learn about Fire Ecology, Raptor Ecology and more! For more info call 806.742.1116. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Dr; 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

April 5….Great Texas Trash Off…..Copper Breaks State Park will kick off this year’s event season by joining in the state wide Great Texas Trash Off. The park trash pick up covers two miles of State Highway 6 in front of the park, Park Road 62 in the park, the park trails, and the park campgrounds. In 2013, Copper Breaks Staff and Volunteers joined more than 79,000 volunteers who participated in over 800 trash off events state wide. Seven and a half million pounds of trash was collected from 6,219 miles of Texas highways. Volunteers who participate in the Great Texas Trash Off are invited to attend the day’s events. At 2 p.m., volunteers are invited to “Meet the Longhorns.” Visitors will have a chance to get a close meeting with part of the official State of Texas Longhorn herd. Events are free with regular park admission of $2.00 for adults, children 12 and under are admitted free. Volunteers participating in the trash off are admitted free for the day. For more information on the Great Texas Trash Off, or other Copper Breaks events or facilities, contact the park daily during business hours at (940)839-4331. Copper Breaks State Park is located 13 miles south of Quanah and eight miles north of Crowell on State Highway 6; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

April 5….1st Annual Duck Derby and Family Fun Fest - Legal Aid Society is excited to announce a day of fun for the whole family! The Family Fun Fest will include music, food, vendors, and games and activities for the kids. Those who “adopt” a duck can watch their duck race in our Duck Derby for some great prizes...including tickets to Disneyland, a Texas Rangers game, an aerial tour of Lubbock with hotel, food and wine and much more! Ducks drop at 2 p.m. To adopt a duck call (806) 762-2325 or visit www.lubbocklegalaid.org. Buddy Holly Recreation Area Fiesta Plaza, west of North Universityon Canyon Lakes Drive; 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

April 5….Cactus Theater: Eagles, Crosby Stills Nash, Fleetwood Mac and The Doobie Brothers – We are so excited to bring this great tribute show back to the Cactus Theater! This time we are adding the legendary music of the Doobie Brothers. Featured performers are West Garza, Amber Pennington, Jeff Bailey, Dustin Garrett, and Jason Fellers. Tickets: $20.00. For more info visit www.cactustheater.com or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

April 6….Dog Days Benefit Concert – Come join the gentlemen of Delta Sigma Phi and the pets of the Humane Society for a day of fun and music. Featuring musical guests Jason Boland and the Stragglers and Dix Hat Band. Cost: Adults $15.00 and children 8 and under are free. Order tickets at https://ticketriver.com/event/10399. Free food and pet adoptions from 12 – 2:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, 413 East Broadway; Noon – 7:30 p.m.

April 6….Memory Ride and Candlelight Vigil – Family Outreach and Guidance Center will host this event in honor of the 156 children who lost their lives in 2013 as a result of child abuse and neglect in the state of Texas. This event will start at 3:30 p.m. in Mackenzie Park where motorcyclists and car enthusiasts will gather to be escorted by Lubbock Police Department on a ride to Second Baptist Church for a candlelight vigil and meal catered by Beef O’ Brady’s. This event is free and open to the public. For more info, visit www.familyguidancecenterlubbock.org or call (806) 747- 5577.

This Week's Trivia Question....

For this contest, one winner will receive 2 tickets to the Friday performance of “Hello Dolly”. To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase "I Beg Your Dolly's Pardon" as your subject title.

The Question: Which esteemed veteran of the film musical genre was tapped to direct the 1969 film "Hello Dolly" ???

The deadline for this contest is FRIDAY (tomorrow!) at 9 a.m. and the winner will be contacted by noon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

April 8…........Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend
April 11…......The New Neighbors Club Luncheon
April 11-12....46th Comparative Literature Symposium
April 11-13….36th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival

April 12…......CMLL Language Olympics 2014

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