April 30, 2009


April 30….Lubbock Arts Festival Premiere Night – Attendees to this "pre-show" of the annual arts fest will enjoy musical entertainment by Kenny Maines, Amanda Shires, and the Thrift Store Cowboys. Of course, works by more than 100 artists will be available for viewing and purchase. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $30 and available at Select-A-Seat outlets. For more info on this "earlybird" art tradition, please call 770-2000. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

April 30….Volunteer Orientation - These volunteer orientations are one-hour sessions that are free and open to anyone in the Lubbock area who would like to learn more about community needs, explore where they can serve, and discover how they can make an impact by volunteering. Individuals, groups, and families are welcome. Anyone interested needs to RSVP by visiting the organization's website by clicking HERE and then clicking on the "Volunteering" tab. From there, they can RSVP online or contact Brandi Schreiber at (806) 747-0551 or bschreiber@volunteerlubbock.org. Orientations will be held at the Volunteer Center of Lubbock Conference Room, located at 1706 23rd Street (at the corner of 23rd & Ave. Q; 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.


May 1….Annual Literary Lubbock Dinner - “The dinner has become a signature literary event in Lubbock,” said Robert Mandel, director of Texas Tech University Press. “For people who love books, this is an opportunity to talk with a wide variety of authors, hear their stories, and find out how they went about writing their books.” Authors will sign books during a reception, which features local wines, followed by a meal designed by Chef Rocky Rockwell. Lubbock writer and musician Andy Wilkinson will host the event. Tickets are $55 for individuals and $440 for a table of eight. Editor's Note: Tickets sales were only listed as being available through April 27....but you might squeeze in if there's room still available...call today! For more information on Literary Lubbock 2009 or to arrange sponsorship or reserve tickets, contact Barbara Brannon, marketing manager, Texas Tech University Press, (806) 742-2982 or barbara.brannon@ttu.edu. Merket Alumni Center on the Texas Tech campus; 5:30 p.m.

May 1….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 our community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. The trolleys are free, and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treaure 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! This continually evolving event runs from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. throughout downtown and the Depot District.


May 1-2….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s Production of “Tales and Incantations” –
The season finale explores the primal nature of humanity while contemplating sacrifice, loss, and death. The music reflects on loved ones passed; yet, celebrates the lives that were lived, the fortitude to persevere, and the realization that the spirit of the music will always endure, with selections by Karlowicz, Ravel, Liszt, and Stravinsky. Featuring Adam Golka on piano. For more information and tickets call 806-762-1688 or visit www.lubbocksymphony.org. Lubbock Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 p.m.


May 1-3….31st Annual Lubbock Arts Festival -
A celebration of visual, performing, culinary, and children’s art as experienced through exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and special ticketed events. The Lubbock Arts Festival is the largest fine art and fine craft show in West Texas. This event features: over 100 visual artists from across the nation in booths, demonstrating artists, fine arts gallery with $2,000 in awards, invitational arts gallery, Lubbock Art Association Scholarship Gallery, children’s make & take art area, premiere night, young artist & writer’s competition, LISD school day, three performance stages, ice sculpting competition, Golden Fork Culinary Competition, an exhibit by miniaturists of Lubbock, spotlight concert featuring a nationally renowned entertainer from Lubbock, and free art classes for children and adults. In celebration of the 31st year of the event, all adult festival goers will be admitted for $1.00 and all children age 12 and under, accompanied by an adult will be admitted for free. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center,1501 Mac Davis Lane. Hours: Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sunday: 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.

May 1-3, (also 8-10, 15-17)....Lubbock Community Theatre presents "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" - · This theatre and film classic by Dale Wasserman tells the story of a man who tries to fight the system, but with tragic results. The award-winning Broadway classic was made into a multiple Oscar-winning film (including a win for Best Picture 1975). Rating: Drama/R-rated. Directed by Connie R. Watson. For more info, visit lubbockcommunitytheatre.org. Boston Avenue Playhouse, 4230 Boston Avenue; Fridays/Saturdays at 8 p.m. plus a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.


May 2….Old Mill Trade Day Downtown -
The Trade Day experience is back in Post! The Post city merchants and the Post area Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring “Old Mill Trade Day Downtown” the first Saturday each month beginning Saturday, May 2. Visitors to Post’s Main Street can shop in one of the dozen shops as well as with vendors who will display their products in booths along the street. “Many people in the region remember the great experience of shopping in Post. Now they will have the combination of their unique downtown shops alongside vendors offering a variety of merchandise,” said Janice Plummer, Chamber Manager. For more information or to reserve vendor space, contact Darla Frazier, President of the Post City Merchants at 806-495-0609 or the Chamber office, 806-495-3461. Post, Texas; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

May 2….Vintage Township 3rd Annual Posh Pooch Pageant - It’s time to celebrate our four-legged friends and enjoy an amazing day of fun with your dog! “Last year’s event was a blast,” said Susie Stell, Vintage Institute Director. “We had hundreds of people and numerous dogs come out for a great time of silly pet tricks, a dog show, a biggest dog contest, doggie demonstrations and even a master-pooch look-alike contest. We’ll be repeating all of this and more.” A number of local companies will be out to pamper pets, offer gourmet treats, dog fashions and even provide on-site discounted micro-chipping. There will also be plenty of food and fun in the sun with performances by the Lubbock Disc Dogs and the Heart of the Plains Kennel Club. This year's event kicks off with the "Paws for a Cause" Dog Walk at Vintage at 9:30 a.m., with all proceeds going to animal rescue groups. The onsite registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the registration to participate in the walk is $15.00. Vintage Township will also be accepting any community donations of clean sheets, towels, blankets, treats and unopened cat/dog food on behalf of these groups. This is a day truly for the dogs - so bring your dog, have a good time and maybe even adopt a new friend! The entire Lubbock community is welcome to come to this free event. For more information about this event, call Vintage Township at (806) 771-1117. Founder's Park at 114th Street & Quaker; 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.

May 2….Lubbock Comic Book Expo 2009 – Come enjoy vendors, door prizes, costume contest, artists, comics, toys, t-shirts and more. Presentations throughout the day. Come meet "Batman" between 10 a.m. and noon. Entry is free! For more information log onto www.lubbockcomics.com or email lubbockexpo@starcomics.net. Lubbock Civic Center, 2nd Floor Mezzanine, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

May 2….Fairytale Wishes and Ice Cream Dreams - Come visit Princess Cinderella and Cap'N No-Hook this Saturday at The Ice Cream Shoppe & Soda Fountain. It will be a magical afternoon of stories, songs and a swashbuckling good time! Enjoy a great dip of Blue Bell Ice Cream, an old fashioned shake or malt, a scrumptious banana split or sundae, or a delicious fudge or turtle brownie. "Buy-one-get-the-next-one-half-off" pricing will be offered on these goodies during the hours of this event. Entertainment provided by My Enchanted Party, "Making Dreams Come True One Party at a Time" at www.myenchantedparty.com. The Ice Cream Shoppe and Soda Fountain, 2705-B 26th; 3 p.m.- 7 p.m. (Event ends at 7 p.m. but the shop stays open late 'til 10 p.m.)

May 2….The South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center 10th Annual Night on the Wild Side - Enjoy fine wines, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. Tickets available for a $25.00 donation. For more information call (806) 799-2142 or mail your check to 3308 95th St. Lubbock, Texas 79423. Help support the injured and orphaned wild animals of the South Plains. McPherson Cellars Winery, 1615 Texas Avenue; 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

May 2….Joe Ely and Joel Guzman in Concert - Joe Ely and Joel Guzman started the New Year off a bang at the Cactus! The theater was rockin' the last time this dynamic duo presented a passionate and energetic performance that electrified the stage and the audience. Join Joe and sidekick Joel Guzman as they once again knock your socks off! Tickets are $35 & $30. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue, 7:30 p.m.

May 2…. 2nd Annual “The Night to Laugh Out Loud” Improv Show - Merlin Works of Austin will perform and the proceeds will be granted out to Lubbock County children’s non-profit groups. Reservations are $35.00/person or $50.00/couple and include two (2) beverages per person and heavy hor’douvres. Reservations can be made at www.lubbockareafoundation.org (click on the link at the top right) or by calling 762-8061. The Underwood Center Ice House, 511 Ave. J; 7:30 p.m.

May 2…."CATS" - The show that revolutionized musical theatre is coming to Lubbock for one performance only. Tickets on sale at Select-a-Seat and all Select-a-Seat outlets, online at selectaseatlubbock.com and by phone at 770-2000. The national tour of CATS is the only production in North America sanctioned by Andrew Lloyd Webber. With original direction by Trevor Nunn and choreography by Gillian Lynne this is the CATS credited with the British invasion of Broadway. The national tour of CATS recently celebrated its 26th anniversary season, holding its place as the longest continuously touring Broadway musical in history. Now that it was been seen by millions of audience members worldwide, it is time to celebrate with the whole family the magic, the mystery, the wonder of CATS. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7:30 p.m.


May 3….Golden Fork Competition -
A culinary exhibition/competition of regional restaurants. Tickets: $14.75 (adults), $10.75 (kids), $30.00 (family), $20.00 (Couples) and available at Select-A-Seat. Civic Center Banquet Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 10:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.

May 3….A Stroll in the Square - An event for all, bringing together local businesses for your shopping pleasure including Adair's - A Family Spa, Curves, Design Unique, Lucy's Resale Boutique, Sew Lovely, The Cleaning House, The Gallery Hair Studio, Southern Living, Intimate Expressions, Dance Studio, and Gourmet Foods. There will also be representatives from American Laser Center and Hospice of Lubbock, special discounts, refreshments, door prizes, photographers, candles, and jewelry. Gift certificates and Mother's Day gifts available. Meet Miss Lubbock, Bailey Miller. The Red Hat Society will have representatives to meet and greet visitors, and much more. Melonie Square, 8004 Indiana; 12 noon – 4 p.m.

This Week's Ticket Giveaway

We have a pair of tickets to Hub Theater Group's special fundraising event, "A Night of Broadway" - featuring special guest and Hollywood actor Michael Papajohn. Michael has been in such films as Spiderman, Charlie's Angels and many more. The Advanced Performance Team from Hub Performing Arts School will also be performing and there will be a silent auction to help raise funds.

To enter this random drawing, send us an e-mail with the words "Broadway Night" in the subject line. In the body of the email, provide your name and contact info (including daytime phone). Remember....the deadline for entries is this Sunday at midnight. We'll draw from all the email entries submitted. To enter this contest, e-mail your complete contact info to us here at

Good luck to everyone!

Got an idea especially for the ladies? steph@lubbockfunclub.com

Got an idea to promote something just for the guys? shane@lubbockfunclub.com

Special event coming up? Send us the details! info@lubbockfunclub.com

Go to CALENDAR OF EVENTS for even MORE fun things to do!


May 7…........2009 Go Red For Women Event
May 14….......Alan Jackson and Josh Turner in Concert
May 16…......Summer Kickoff Carnival
May 16….......Lubbock Great Strides Walk
May 16-17…. 51st Gemstone, Jewelry, and Fossil Show
May 22, 23….2nd Annual Rock-N-Soul Benefit Concert
May 29-30…."Hinds Feet on High Places"

Click here to go to our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for more info on these activites and MORE>

LFC Singles Prep "May Mixer"
'SOS' finalizing event at Sugerbaker's Cafe and Bakery Next Thursday Night!

"SOS" ("Singles Only Stuff") is a group for adults 40 years and up that enjoys quality outings, food, fun, and friendship. Join them for this opportunity to meet new friends, eat, and win a door prize at next week's (May 7) special event. Not to be confused with the regular "monthly dinners" that the group enjoys hosting each month, this ticketed event is designed to be a more casual, fun gathering complete with interactive prizes, games and the chance to really get to know some new faces. There will be finger foods (fruit and cheese trays, finger sandwiches and chips) but not the usual sit-down dinner that the group normally hosts one Thursday out of the month. This event should be lots of interactive fun....with lots of opportunities to "break the ice" with newcomers. To purchase your $10 ticket in advance, go to The Ice Cream Shoppe at 2705-B 26th Street, between now and May 7th. Purchase your ticket early...as entry the day of the event will be $12 at the door. The event takes place NEXT Thursday at Sugarbaker’s Cafe, 4601 S. Loop 289; 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

WTPA Advertising Awards Recently Announced

This past weekend, two winners of $5000 in free advertising were announced after a monthlong entry process. The WTPA granted one award to an area small business as well as one non-profit organization.

The local small business was Health and Safety Solutions. The business specializes in teaching other area businesses and groups about the benefits and use of first aid, emergency preparedness and more.

The winner in the non-profit category was CASA of the South Plains. This organization works for the betterment of children and families and relies on volunteer help for the majority of their services.

The Lubbock Fun Club is proud to have been involved in the giveaway and thanks all the entrants who participated in the contest on behalf of the West Texas Publishers Association.

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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