April 13, 2006

5 reasons (coming up) to be GLAD you live in Lubbock

1.) We are a community that loves art
The Arts Festival is next weekend. Don't miss it! (See link below.)
-Thursday, April 20 | Premiere Night 6 PM - 9 PM
-Friday, April 21 | 10 AM - 8 PM
-Saturday, April 22 | 10 AM - 8 PM
-Sunday, April 23 | Noon - 5 PM

2.) We have world class entertainment!
These are just a few coming up and click here for more details.
April 14 & 15 - The Music Of Billy Joel at the Cactus
April 21 - Terry Allen Concert with Lloyd Maines and Terri Hendrix. The best of Texas music right here in our own Civic Center Theater.
April 22 - Lubbock's Idol will be discovered at the Arts Festival on Saturday.
April 27 - Canadian Brass has traveled the WORLD and our Symphony Spring Pops brings them to Lubbock. Get your tickets now. Bring friends who like music.
May 20 & 27 - Nunsense at the new arts theater will be a laughing experience you remember! Plus the Fun Club will be there with "shinannigans" and fun. (watch for more in upcoming issues.)

3.) We have a Nice Water Park!
Clean, cool, water and new changes make Texas Water Rampage better for everyone this year! Season Pass sales start now ... and there's a special offer for Fun Club members. (See ad to the right.) Kids love the water and space to "let their hair down" and enjoy! Good family time too.

4.) A good place to do Business
Put May 11 on your calendar because the Chamber of Commerce Business Expo offers an unusual change to learn, see, talk with, experience, know more about Lubbock businesses. more>

5.) Yummy places to eat!
Tell your Sunday School class this Sunday to make plans for lunch next Sunday! Lubbock's best restaurants will serve their entrees in one place! Sample what ever you want, judge, and it's only $8 bucks for lunch! The Golden Fork Culinary Competition is next Sunday at the Civic Center. Do come!

For the details on these and MANY MORE UPCOMING EVENTS ... visit our CALENDAR OF EVENTS and look up the event BY DATE.

April 14-16, 21-23 - How I Learned to Drive directed by Jim Bush Rules of the road; rules of life at the Boston Avenue Playhouse Benefiting Women’s Protective Services

April 14, 15, 21, & 22 - Nick Tickle: Fairy Tale Detective at the CATS Playhouse Theater. The future of fairy tales is at stake and it's up to Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective to set things right. With deductive reasoning, his connections to the fairy tale underworld, plus some dumb luck, Nick Tickle sets out to locate the Mysterious Figure who's been pilfering all the props! 2405 34th St, 792-0501 Adults $7.00, Children/Seniors/Students $4.00

April 14, 15 - The Music of Billy Joel at The Cactus Theater Come see David, accompanied by the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine, in a wonderful tribute to the life and works of Billy Joel. This is a once-in-a-life time performance that will be so good you will forget you aren’t listening to the real Billy Joel. 1812 Buddy Holly Ave, 762-3233 Time: 8:00 PM Cost: $25

April 15 - Karyshma in Concert at 7:30 pm at the Lubbock Civic Center Auditorium. This is a very young energetic band that is known for their intensity of rock, their improvisation of jazz and the intricacies of India’s musical traditions. 766-7610.

April 15 – Bobby Wynne and the Kings of Western Swing at the Fair Theater in Plainview. Back by popular demand, Bobby Wynne returns to the Fair. The professional touring company specializes in jazz, swing, big band, and good ol’ country music. Each member of the ensemble is a long-time honoree of the Western Swing Hall of Fame. 7:30pm -- $15

April 18 - The South Plains College Touring Ensemble will appear on the Cactus Theater stage Tuesday, April 18th. Admission is free to the public. Show starts at 7:30pm.

Baby Sale Bonanza is THIS SATURDAY
at Maxey Community Center. 9:00 am to Noon. Purchase infant, toddler, pre-school clothing (up to size 5T), maternity items, toys, and miscellaneous accessories in a community garage sale setting!

6th Annual GEBO’S BIG BASS BONANZA at Lake Alan Henry THIS SATURDAY, April 15. Entry fee: $60. More than 30 WAYS TO WIN: Catch the Biggest Bass of each hour - 6 winners; Catch 2nd biggest bass of each hour – 6 winners; Catch a top 20 Biggest Bass of the day – 20 winners; Bonus Ca$h, and Luck of the Draw! For more information, call 1-806-353-3654

Empowering Women is a series of networking lunches for women. The next two lunches will be April 27 and May 25 and the location and cost has been determined! Come learn how to ENERGIZE YOUR WORKLIFE and tell all your friends who want to be empowered! more>

April 18 - Novel Ideas book group
April 17: Back in the Saddle: The History of the American West Through Film
April 18: Historic Architecture of the Llano Estacado
April 20 - 23 - Lubbock Arts Festival
April 20 - Preview Party kicking off the 2006 Lubbock Arts Festival
April 21 - Terry Allen & Friends at the Lubbock Arts Festival.
April 21 - Miss Patty Cake in Concert at Indiana Ave. Baptist Church
April 21-22 - Toastmasters Conference
April 21 - 22 - The American Cancer Society Relay For Life
April 21, 22, 28, 29, May 5, 6, 7 - Garza Theatre presents "MASH"
April 22 – The “Speak up for Kids” CASA 5K run/walk and health fair
April 22 - Kid's Birding Workshop
April 23 - The Golden Fork at the Lubbock Arts Festival. Don't miss this culinary competition!
April 24 - The 9th Annual Joe Arrington Cancer Center Golf Tournament will be at Lubbock Country Club. Please call 725-6117 for more information.
April 27 - Canadian Brass at the Civic Center Theatre
April 27- Mayoral Debate
April 29 & 30 - 48th Annual Gemstone and Jewelry Show and Sale
April 29 - 8th Annual Blue Ribbon Rally

Since Easter is next week, you will want to plan now for the following weekend to attend all the events of our Lubbock's ARTS FESTIVAL! You don't want to miss any of it! The Civic Center is going to be turned into a Wild Place full of fun, flash, arts, experiences and music. Click here for more details >

What can we do THIS week to live a little more?
Let's do it!
"The FUN Lady"

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