February 17, 2011


February 17….Small Kids' Storytime with the Tooth Fairy -
February is Children’s Dental Health Month and the Tooth Fairy will drop by for a special storytime about good dental health. Mahon Library, located downtown at 1306 9th Street; 10:30 a.m.


February 18….OMNI Theater – Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia (Opening Day) - The biggest dinosaurs on the planet come to life on the giant domed OMNI screen! Follow paleontologists, and visit sites of major discoveries in Argentina’s Patagonia region and travel back in time to see these amazing beasts come to life. Patagonia has given us the largest living animal to have ever walked the Earth: the giant plant-eating Argentinosaur, and its nemesis, the Giganotosaur, a bipedal carnivore, that could easily challenge the famous T-Rex. General admission rates for the Science Spectrum and OMNI Theater: adults: $7.50 Museum / $8.00 OMNI / $13.50 combination children & seniors: $6.00 Museum / $6.50 OMNI / $10.50 combination. For hours and additional information visitors may call 806-745-2525 or go to www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum & OMNI Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289.

February 18….Imani Winds in Concert - More than North America's premier wind quintet, Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, genre-blurring collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions. The group’s appearance is part of the this year's Texas Tech Presidential Lecture & Performance Series. There will be a CD-signing following the performance. Reserved seats are $12 (includes $2 service charge). Tickets on sale at Select-A-Seat outlets or by phone at (806) 770-2000. Texas Tech Student Union, Allen Theatre, Texas Tech Campus; 7 p.m.


February 18-19….First United Methodist production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" -
Based on the book by Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, written for his son, the much loved 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was part of everyone’s childhood. A sensational score by the renowned Sherman Brothers includes such unforgettable songs as Truly Scrumptious, Toot Sweets, Hushabye Mountain, and, of course, its Oscar-nominated title song Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The fantastic adventures of this out-of-the-ordinary car that flies through the air and sails the seas, are reaching a new generation through an enthralling and enchanting stage musical. Tickets $20, $15, $10 and available at all Select-a-Seat locations. This FUMC music department production is a fundraiser to complete renovations to FUMC music facilites and support of other music ministries. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

February 18-19
(repeats Feb. 25-26)…."Minnie’s Pearls 2" If you were one of the hundreds that saw “Minnie’s Pearls” debut in the fall you won’t want to miss this sequel introducing the incredible, multi-talented Will Banister as George Jones and Merle Haggard and the breath taking Amber Pennington as Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette. There will be a special guest appearance by 8 year old future superstar Avery Winter as Brenda Lee. Once again Cactus favorites Jane Prince Jones and Kurt Kiser will portray Minnie Pearl and Porter Wagoner. Tickets are $25. For more information or to reserve your tickets call 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


February 18-20 (repeats February 25-27; March 4-6)….“The Shadow Box” - Experience the courage of three terminally ill hospice patients as they learn to accept the final stages of life in this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play. This drama observes the lives of these people as they come to terms with their mortality and the impact which their death will have on their families, partners, friends and others in their lives. The play shows that even though death is a individual struggle, all human beings are bound together by the same fear of death--it is how each deals with that fear that separates them. Rating: Drama: Mature Audiences. For tickets visit lubbockcommunitytheatre.org or call 806-749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue; Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m.


February 19….Lubbock Lions Club 59th Annual Pancake Festival - The Lubbock Lions Club, holder of the Guinness World Record for the “Most pancakes made in an 8 hour period by a team” is ‘flippin’ again to make a difference. West Texans always enjoy this Lubbock Tradition. Each year they look forward to the ‘all you can eat’ menu of light, fluffy pancakes, sausage, orange drink, milk and coffee. Both regular and sugar free maple flavored syrup will be available. A scoop of delicious blueberry or strawberry topping can be added to a serving of pancakes for a token. As always, the food is freshly prepared and cooked throughout the day. The atmosphere is festive and family oriented; the entertainment is ongoing. More than 900 volunteers will come together to serve throughout the day. City officials and local celebrities will cook pancakes at the VIP Grill. “We intend to raise more money than ever before,” stated Pancake Festival Co-ChaIr Howard Darwin. “We want to set a new record for helping people in West Texas.” Tickets are $4.50 in advance; $5.00 at the door. There is no charge for children under two years of age. Tickets may be purchased from any Lubbock Lions Club member, at all Bolton Locations and by calling the Lubbock Lions Club at 806-763-4789. Something new this year...is the opportunity to purchase tickets online at lubbocklions.org. About the Lubbock Lions Club: In l953 Lubbock Lions began flippin' pancakes to give back to the community. Each year they donate all of the profits raised from the Pancake Festival fundraisers to charities. Some of the charities that benefitted from the funds raised at last year’s festival include Hope Lodge, the Boys & Girls Club of Lubbock, Children’s Miracle Network, LISD (eyeglasses) Prevent Blindness, Sick Children’s Clinic of Lubbock, YWCA Adaptive Aquatics Program and the Texas Lions Camp for Handicapped Children. For more info about this event, please contact: Lynnette Abbott at 763.4789 or Susan Moeller at 789.6240. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 a.m.- 8 p.m.

February 19….Jazz Ensemble I - Black History Month Celebration - Directed by Stephen Jones, The Texas Tech Jazz Ensemble 1 presents a concert in celebration of Black History Month. The concert will feature the band performing music of the great African-American bandleaders and composers of the twentieth century, highlighting Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thad Jones and Charles Mingus, who together cover over sixty years of great American big band tradition. The concert is free and open to the public. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University School of Music; 8 p.m.

Looking at Next Week & Beyond

February 25-26….LCU Dinner Theatre: “The Dining Room”
February 25-26….Celebrity Attractions: “Beauty and the Beast”
February 26….Fifth Annual Severe Weather Awareness Day
February 26….Maxey’s 3rd Annual Doggie Time Tea Party

March 3-5….....Cradles 2 Crayons Children's Consignment Sale
March 3-5….....Just Between Friends Spring Sale

Community Opportunities

Calling All Gardeners!

Most of you already know about the annual summer Garden Tour, which will be held on June 18th this year. What you may not know is that it is often challenging to find a good mix of gardens that haven’t been on our tour before! So, the staff at Lubbock Memorial Arboretum are asking members and supporters to consider stepping up for this year’s tour. There is so much creativity in this community and they want to show it off! They are looking for landscapes that are done by both professionals and do-it-yourselfers, so please don’t hesitate to call if you think your garden is ready to be a contender. They will come out and see how your garden might fit into this year’s lineup. Being a host on the Garden Tour is easier than you might think! No one expects a perfect landscape. We all know that good gardens are perpetually “works in progress”. All you really need is the willingness to open your yard for a day so that others might find inspiration from your creativity and sense of garden style. If you’re interested in participating in the tour this year, please give me a call Jennifer Simek at 797-4520 (answering machine) or email at lubarbo@lubbockarboretum.org.

Hospice Volunteers Needed!

Volunteer for VistaCare Hospice and share companionship/social visits with patients, help out in the VistaCare office by answering phones, filing, etc, work from home to make calls to VistaCare patients and families,take a patient outside to enjoy the sunshine, help patients stay focused at meal time, provide short-term respite care so the caregiver can run an errand, provide music, art or pet therapy for patients. There is training to fit your busy schedule and flexible hours for visits. Must be dependable about the time you choose to commit. Call Katherine McLamore at 806 831.1664 for more information.

Last Week's Trivia Winner.....

Can you name the lead actors (male and female) from the 1968 film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” ???

Answer: Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes
Candace B. of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Contest!

This week, 1 winner will be chosen for a pair of tickets to the February 25th performance of Celebrity Attraction’s presentation of “Beauty and the Beast.”

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase “A Beauty-ful Contest” as your subject title.

The Question: What was significant about the writer's credit for the script produced for Disney's film version of "Beauty and the Beast" ???

Please be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email so we may get the tickets to you easily. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown info.

The deadline for this contest is Sunday at midnight and the winner will be contacted Monday morning. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Good luck to everyone!

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