February 12, 2015


February 12….Seniors Sweetheart Dance
- 6:30 pm, $6, Ages 40+, Bring your sweetheart and have fun dancing to live country music. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Ages 40+. Cost is $6.00 and event takes place at the Lubbock Senior Center, 2001 19th Street; 6:30 p.m.


February 13….New Neighbors Valentine Luncheon: Featuring Cactus Theater “Holly Ave”
- The Cactus Theater’s new musical group “Holly Ave.” will feature “Songs of the Heart” during the New Neighbors annual Valentine Program and Luncheon. With the direction of local artist Terri Caldwell, these young ladies joined to form the group “Holly Ave” in honor of Lubbock’s native son, Buddy Holly. Individually, they have performed at the White House, Oprah Winfrey Show, 700 Club, and countless military and sports events singing the National Anthem. Avery Guyear, formerly of “Blackwater Draw” advanced significantly in the 2013 season of “The Voice”. Cost for the Luncheon is $14 and you do not need to be a member to participate at this event, but reservations are required. For reservations or additional information about this 37 year old Club, contact Mary Valentini at 799-4450 or newneighbors@ymail.com. Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway; 10 a.m.

February 13….7th Annual Susan G Komen Laugh for the Cure - This annual event will take place at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Make it a date night, girl’s night out, or treat a co-worker to a relaxing and fun evening. Breast cancer is no laughing matter, but for one night, it will be! Cost is $25.00. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

February 13….Jazz Age Mardi Gras Party
- The evening, which is presented by the Vernacular Music Center, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Roots Music Institute, will present a Jazz-Age Mardi Gras party. Highlights of the evening will include period costumes, live music, dancing, a Preservation Hall-Jazz band, a New Orleans Second Line Parade, an antique car display, and a raffle for a king cake. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5. There will be beads and masks, goodies favored in the 1920's (malted milk balls, anyone?), as well as the superb selections of wine and cheese plates available through Host and Toast. Step into a different era, have a glass of wine, dance to the music of a live jazz band and try your chance at winning a King Cake from Randazzo's Bakery in New Orleans! Laissez les bons temps roulez! THROW ME SUMTHIN' MISTAH! Host and Toast, 3502 34th Street; 7-10 p.m.

February 13….Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, and The Eagles
- These three bands changed the face of American music in the '70s and continue to amaze audiences today. Like the Beatles and the Stones who brought a special new flavor to music in the '60s, these are the bands that brought a new sound to pop music in the '70s. Join Dustin Garrett and the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine and a host of Lubbock singers in what will prove to be an unforgettable evening of music! To give all of you a chance to see the show, we have decided to present this show every Friday in February. Don't miss it! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating $20. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


February 13-14 (Repeats Feb. 20-21, 27-28)….Pygmalion
- Children and Adults Theatrical Studio proudly presents Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw. Directed is by Mickie Klafka. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students/seniors. For more information call (806) 632-8387 or visit www.catsplayhouse.com. Children and Adults Theatrical Studio, 2257 34th Street; Doors will open at 7 p.m. and show time is 7:30 p.m.


February 13-15 (Repeats Feb. 20-22, 27- March 1)….Lubbock Community Theatre presents: "Almost, Maine" - John Cariani’s Almost, Maine is a series of nine amiably absurdist vignettes about love, with a touch of good-natured magic realism...This is a beautifully structured play, with nifty surprise endings (most but not all of them happy) and passing references to characters from other vignettes, which slyly tell us more about them. Mr. Cariani, describes the play’s subject as ‘falling in and out of love.’ It is just as much about pain. Produced over 2,000 times by amateur and professional companies. Written by John Cariani. Directed By Leah Tyson. Rated PG-13. Ticket Prices: Adults: $20, Students/Seniors $15. To reserve tickets visit http://lubbockcommunitytheatre.org/ or call (806) 749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and Sunday: 2 p.m.

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February 14….Funky Junk Roundup - Join this one day shopping extravaganza featuring a unique blend of handmade arts & crafts, vintage finds & inspiration, one of a kind items, antique décor, rusty chippy shabby reloved & refunked JUNK, bling & glam boutiques, sparkly jewels and FABULOUS JUNKTIQUES for your creative soul! Put some JUNK in your trunk, y'all! Admission is $5. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

February 14 (Continuing through May 25)….Pirates & Treasure - Arrr…ye ready for family fun this Spring? Treasure is a word that stirs the imagination of everyone, of every age. An educational and entertaining exhibit for museums and science/technology centers, Pirates & Treasure! explores the history of treasures and treasure hunting, the technology employed in hunting treasure, as well as the people and personalities that hunt for treasure—including you! What is treasure? Who hunts for treasure? Why do they hunt treasure? How do people hunt for treasure? What do you treasure? Explore these questions and take part in your own treasure hunt when you visit Pirates & Treasure! There will be several thematic areas and hands-on activities that allow you to try tools of treasure hunting and investigate treasures. Discover the life and times of pirates on the High Seas, from “Black Bart” and “Blackbeard” to “Long Ben”, learn why these pirate legends are still romanticized today. Special exhibit features include actual artifacts from shipwrecks and other treasure sites. Visitors are invited to go on a treasure hunt in the exhibit to locate the special treasure chest.

Underwater Treasure — Sunken treasure, lost aboard ships that never arrived at their destinations, has long been the object of pursuit for treasure hunters. This part of the exhibit examines who are these hunters, what tools do they use to locate treasure, and what do they find. Actual shipwreck artifacts are part of this module. Activities include a Remote Operated Vehicle.

Buried Treasure — Pirate booty, the Knights Templar, and hoards of gold are popular themes in treasure lore and some of it really exists. How do people hunt for buried treasure? What do they find? These topics are explored in the buried treasure area. Metal Detecting — Throughout Pirates & Treasure!, the tools and technology of treasure hunting are explored. Visitors can experiment with metal detectors and see how they work in this part of the exhibit that bridges Buried Treasure and the Modern Treasure Hunt.

Gold Rushes — The gold rushes of the 19th century are slipping further into history but their impact remains in many parts of the North America. This part of the exhibit brings the hunt for gold to your visitors with an actual gold panning activity. Biographical sketches, timelines, and maps put the gold rushes in context. Visitors are also invited to be worth their weight in gold with our special scale.

Treasures in the Attic — Bringing the treasure closer to home, the attic module shows visitors how to find treasures in everyday objects. Family heirlooms and even long-lost toys may hold hidden value. Treasure hunting is often thought of as someone else's activity, but most of us pursue our own version of treasure in one way or another. The attic invites people to consider, what do YOU treasure?

Treasure in Popular Culture — Treasure is one of the most popular themes across cultures. Games, books, movies, TV shows are full of treasure stories. Even breakfast cereal and license plates have been touched by our thirst for the adventure of treasure hunting. This thematic area will be split between the Attic and the Introductory area in some venues.

The Modern Treasure Hunt — Contemporary treasure hunting employs exciting technology, like metal detectors. In this area, visitors will consider the various ways that people find their way (maps, compasses, landmarks) and other tools of navigation, including the Global Positioning System.

Geocaching — This family-friendly outdoor activity first appeared in 2001 and now boasts hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. Using GPS receivers, players hide and seek 'treasure' purely for fun. Visitors will do an indoor version of geocaching in this part of the exhibit.

Protecting Treasure — To what extremes will people go to protect treasure—or to steal it? Visitors try their hand at opening a safe in this area, which only appears in larger showings of the exhibit!
Kids Cove - The exhibit will also feature a pirate ship play structure for kids including a captain’s wheel, telescopes, a real firing air cannon, a craft area and puppet theater.

Critter Hut - Visit the Critter Hut to see exotic tropical species including crocodiles, boa constrictors, macaws, and poison dart frogs, hissing cockroaches, scorpions and more.

Pirates & Treasure! General Admission Ticket Prices:

Pirates & Treasure! w/Film OR Museum w/Film & Museum
Adult $12.00 $17.50
Child (3-12) $9.50 $13.50
Senior (60+) $9.50 $13.50

*For Group and School Group rates and reservations please call 806-745-2525 x234. Additional exhibit information may also be found at www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum OMNI Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289

February 14….2nd Annual Norwegian Heritage Baking Fest -
Come help, or learn to make (and eat) traditional Norwegian bakery favorites: Krumkake, Goro, Rosettes, Norwegian waffles and Sandbakkelse. Presentation at 3:15 p.m.: "The Sloopers- The First Norwegians in America-after the Vikings".Potluck soup Supper and homemade desserts-starting at 3:45pm. No charge but donations welcome. Come for awhile or for the whole afternoon. RSVP or Questions to Marie Evans at MEvans1398@aol.com or 806-281-3181. Hosted by Vestlandet Chapter, the Norwegian Society of Texas. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 26th & Ave W; 12:30-4:30 p.m.

February 14….Valentine's Dinner and Dance - Spoil that special someone with a romantic evening at the Legacy Event Center featuring Splash of Red Art Exhibit with hors d'oeuvres and complimentary wine, four course meal provided by Ambrosia catering, dancing and live music by Element and cash bar by River Smith's. A great way to avoid the crowds. $75 per person. Call Penny Mohling at (806)300-4444 for information and to purchase tickets. Legacy Event Center, 1500 14th Street; 5 – 10 p.m.

February 14….Lubbock Heart Ball -
The American Heart Association will celebrate its Lubbock Heart Ball and this event promises to be an engaging evening of fun and passion, bringing community and philanthropic leaders together. This formal event on Valentine’s Day will begin with a reception and will include dinner, dancing, and a silent and live auction. Attire: Coctail. For more information visit http://lubbockheartball.ahaevents.org/. Texas Tech University Merket Alumni Center, 1700 University Ave; 6 p.m.

February 14…. Lubbock Women’s Club Valentine’s Day Dinner and Entertainment
An elegant meal, including wine and entertainment, will combine for a perfect Valentine’s evening! Please call 763-6448 to reserve your spot. Reservations are required by noon, Friday, February 13, 2015. Cost is $55/per person. Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway, 6:30 p.m.

February 14….For Lovers Only: Concert and screening of Sleepless In Seattle - Bring your special someone to the Cactus for an unforgettable Valentine's Day event! The evening will start with a one hour concert of your favorite love songs (remember, not all love songs are slow and mushy), followed by a special screening of Sleepless In Seattle, deemed by many as the one of the funniest and most romantic movies of all time. Join us as the Cactus flashes back to it's movie days...ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating $20. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7 p.m.

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February 15….6th Annual Father & Daughter Valentines Dance - Join us for an enchanted evening at the 6th annual Father Daughter Dance! Fathers and their daughters are summoned to attend! Tickets: $25 per couple - $10 for each additional child which includes dancing, souvenir t-shirt for each girl, sweets, finger snacks, chocolate fountain and punch. Music will be provided by Music to the Max. Keepsake photographs will be available for purchase, with two prints and one jacket costing $7 or a digital photo emailed to you costing $5. Tickets can be purchased at the YWCA at 3101 35th Street or call 792-2723. Visit ywcalubbock.org for more info. Sponsor a Father and Daughter couple that could use your help financially by texting YWCA to 41444.. Moe Turner Banquet Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; First Dance 1:30 - 3 p.m., Second Dance 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Spotlight On

Downtown Mahon Library Offers
Wide Variety of Programs for All

Feb 18th - Brown Bag Lunch at noon. Big Words, Small Packaging: a Vocab lesson.
25th - Brown Bag Lunch at noon. The Financial Planning Association of West Texas is presenting Investing Basics.
March 4th - Brown Bag Lunch at noon. Learn Pinterest! with Melanie Willson.
March 7th - Coffee, Donuts & a Classic Movie. Free! Enjoy refreshments and a classic movie. Call 775-2835 for the movie title.
March 11th - Brown Bag Lunch at noon. The Financial Planning Association of West Texas will be presenting.
March 18th - Brown Bag Lunch at noon. We are celebrating American Chocolate Week!
March 25th - Brown Bag Lunch at noon. Learn how to make your own Easter Grass!

Also, don't forget that the Mahon Library has weekly reoccurring programs, too!
-- The Lubbock Chess Club meets every Sunday at Mahon from 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm. All ages and skill levels are welcome.
-- Preschool Storytimes (ages 2-5) are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 am.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....
February 18.....Historic Granada: Glenn Miller Orchestra
February 21…..Rose Pruning Workshop
February 21.....Lions Club Pancake Festival
February 21….Sounds of West Texas
February 21….Texas Tenors
March 3…....Meals on Wheels Annual Mardi Gras Celebration
March 6-7…..Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: Virtuosic Power
March 13-14…..Celebrity Attractions presents: Camelot

Many more UPCOMING FUN THINGS TO DO are listed on our website...lots further out than the weekly postcard. Click here to go to our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for more info on these activites and MORE>

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