March 12, 2009


March 12…. For the Kids: Reading with Ringling - Meet clowns Dave and Cherie, from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus as they share a special storytime. For more information, call the friendly staff at the library at 775-2838. Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street; 10:30 a.m.


March 13, 14….14th Annual Viva Aztlan Festival - Celebrates the Quincenera Folklorico & Mariachi workshops & competition for all ages and levels. Mariachi workshops instructed and concert by Mariachi Los Arrieros from El Paso. For more information contact Zenaida Aguero-Reyes at 806-252-2828. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Starts Friday: 9 a.m. and ends Saturday at 11 p.m.

March 13, 14….Lubbock Unwrapped “A Tribute to Rod Stewart” – This week’s guest host is Annette Sykora. A tribute to the music of British rock 'n' roll icon Rod Stewart. Featuring the talented Owen Franklin, backed by the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine. Starring comedy cast includes Jane Prince Jones, Kurt Kiser, Christopher Gossett and Jacie Hood. Special musical guest is West Texas singer/songwriter Andy Eppler. Tickets are $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

March 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28…."Judas the Lost Apostle" - With some very surprising visual effects, this play is indeed a riviting performance. Just seeing the set, as the curtain opens, causes the audience to gasp. Coupled with the gospel music concert preceeding the proves to be a wonderful evening. Tickets are $20 for adults...students are 1/2 price...and group rates are available. Announcing a two weekend "holdover." Many have said this is the best production they have seen on this stage. For more info, call 1-877-RAGTOWN or visit Ragtown Gospel Theater, 35 minutes from S. Loop 289 on Hwy 84, Post Texas. Friday – 7:30 p.m., Saturday – 3 p.m.


March 14….Science Spectrum 20th Birthday Party - 2009 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Science Spectrum as a local non-profit museum. Beginning at 2 p.m. free birthday cupcakes and ice cream will be served to the first 500 people in attendance. There will also be elephant rides, feedings, and photos, a petting zoo provided by Kenny’s Korral, special science demonstrations and hands-on activities. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary for four days only from March 14-17th, get $20 off a new or renewed explorer 5 person annual Membership. Fees will apply for rides, feeding or photos with the elephants or animals at the petting zoo. Membership must be purchased on site at the Science Spectrum during the four day promotional period. Cannot be purchased over the phone, online, or by mail. Other restrictions apply. Contact the Science Spectrum at 745-2525 x234 for additional membership special promotion details. If you don’t get a chance to come by on the actual birthday party day, don’t worry, the elephants and petting zoo will be sticking around for a few extra days, March 14-17, for some Spring Break fun. Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

March 14….Greyhound Meet & Greet “Lucky Greyhound, Lucky You”- Meet greyhound owners and their dogs. Learn about adopting your own retired racing greyhound. Several dogs will be released to the group during March. Some of the owners will dress up a bit to reflect the upcoming holiday. An interesting note: many of the dogs have an Irish origin in their early bloodlines. This is an excellent time to get your application in and adopt one of these wonderful dogs for your very own. Don't miss the fun! Contact Linda at 806-787-8530 or visit PetSmart West, 6046 Brownfield Highway; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

March 14….12th Annual City Lights Charity Ball - The Texas Tech University Health Science Center's class of 2012 is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Lubbock City Lights Charity Ball. A silent and live auction will accompany dinner, drinks, and dancing with all proceeds going to local medical charities. For more information about the event, email Lubbock Country Club, 33416 Mesa Road; 6 p.m.- 12 a.m.


March 14-15….41st Annual Coin and Sports Card Show – Hosted by South Plains Coin Club. Admission is free. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Saturday hours are 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.; Sunday hours are 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Return of the Ticket Giveaway

In honor of their 20th birthday celebration this weekend, we have a family 5-pak of "combo" vouchers to the Science Spectrum and Omni Theater. Of course, these vouchers will grant entrance to BOTH the science museum AND the get ready to spend the afternoon having fun!

To enter this random drawing, send us an e-mail with the words "Science Spectrum Turns 20" in the subject line. In the body of the email, provide your name and contact info (including daytime phone). The deadline for entries is this Sunday night at midnight. We'll draw from all the email entries submitted.

To enter this giveaway, please e-mail your contact info to us here at Good luck to everyone!

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March 20….Tea at Five: An Evening with Katharine Hepburn - For one night only Cactus Theater icon Jane Prince Jones returns in Matthew Lombardo’s “Tea at Five”, an intimate biographical production about one of the silver screen’s most unique and enduring personalities, Katharine Hepburn. The play, based on Ms. Hepburn’s book, Me: Stories of my Life, takes place at Hepburn’s family home in Connecticut at two distinctive time periods. This one woman play, offers an up-close and personal look at Katharine Hepburn, winner of four Oscars and undeniably “one of the world’s most admired actresses.” Don’t miss out on this fabulously performed production. Tickets are $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

March 28....Kids Summer Fun Fair - Produced as a community service by the Lubbock Fun Club, this daylong event brings together leading community businesses and organizations offering special events, activities, day camps, classes and summer programs for kids...ALL UNDER ONE ROOF! You’ll discover a wide range of vendors offering their services and special programs....with discounts and incentives for early summer sign-ups. Plus....there’ll be hourly drawings, great door prizes, a kids activity area outside...special surprises and lots of fun for all attending! Plan now for summer, meet vendors, take advantage of early sign-up opportunities and get the best times and spaces available before they fill up! There'll be fun stuff for parents and kids alike - including artist demonstrations, animal shows courtesy of the Science Spectrum, live music, children's actors showing their talents....and a casual atmosphere that's fun for all! FREE event produced especially for families and kids! Hodges Community Center, 4011 University; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

March 28….Lubbock Legends Concert (Closing Centennial Celebration) - The year-long Centennial Celebration will wrap up with the Lubbock Legends Concert, hosted by Mac Davis. Ralna English, Joe Ely, Richie McDonald, Terry Allen, David Gaschen, Jennifer Smith, Terry Cook, Jay Boy Adams, Kenny Maines, Donnie Allison, Virgil Johnson, John Gillas, David Kneupper, Andy Wilkinson, Tom Braxton, Mariachi Amistad, Steena, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, The Texas Tech Choir and Lubbock Chorale, Ballet Lubbock, Ballet Folkloricos, and many, many others will take the stage. Tickets go on sale now through Select-A-Seat (770-2000). All seats are reserved and range from $5, $10 to $15. You won't want to miss this! United Spirit Arena,1701 Indiana Ave; 7:30 p.m.

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