February 24, 2011


February 24….Laugh for the Cure Comedy Concert - Breast cancer is no laughing matter...but for one night, it will be. Join Komen Lubbock for the 3rd Annual Laugh for the Cure featuring comedian, Louis Ramey, finalist from NBC’s "Last Comic Standing" and Al Ernst, Carnival Cruise Lines' Entertainer of the Year. There will be a live auction which will include items like a Custom Sleep to Live mattress, Karastan rug and a trip to Scottsdale, Ariz. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $40 for VIP. VIP tickets holders will be invited to a meet the comedian hour following the event. All proceeds will be given to the Komen foundation and most of that will be used locally. Of each $1 raised, 75 cents is will stay in the 16 counties in the South Plains (including Lubbock) that Komen serves. The other 25 percent goes toward national research programs. For more information: visit www.komenlubbock.org or call 806-698-1900. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Doors open at 6 p.m. and the live auction and comedy show begin at 6:30 p.m.


February 25….“Fairytale’d” - A new musical fairy tale written and directed by Plainview and Ballet Lubbock native...and former “American Idol” contestant Todrick Hall...will be staged in Lubbock this Friday. The play is set at a fine arts school called Enchanted High, where students learn to be princesses, princes, dragons, witches and fairies. The key character is an ordinary girl who learns she is a fairy. The theme is everybody is special, and anything is possible for someone who follows his or her dreams. Students must write their own “once upon a times” and, if they are to vanquish evil, must learn to love and accept classmates as individuals. Hall’s inspiration actually was the current anti-bullying campaign. General admission tickets are $23.50 and are on sale at Select-A-Seat outlets. Call 770-2000 or toll free (800) 735-1288 for details. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 p.m.


February 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 25-26….LCU Dinner Theatre: “The Dining Room” - Lubbock Christian University will present a dinner theatre with the play “The Dining Room” by A.R. Gurney. “The play is set in the dining room of a typical well-to-do household, the place where the family assembled daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions. The action is comprised of a mosaic of interrelated scenes—some funny, some touching, some rueful—which, taken together, create an in-depth portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP.” Dramatist’s Play Service. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased by calling Allison Smith at 806-720-7429. The play is directed by Dr. Laurie Doyle. Baker Conference Center on the campus of LCU, 5601 19th Street. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the performance following at 7:30 p.m.

February 25-26…. Celebrity Attractions: “Beauty and the Beast” - The award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Lubbock as part of the 2010-2011 Broadway Series. Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” features the animated film’s Academy Award®-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. The book is written by Linda Woolverton. The original creators of the Broadway production are together again for this new touring production! The play is directed by Rob Roth and choreographed by Matt West, with Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward (Tony Award® winner for her work on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast). This is a classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.


February 26….Fifth Annual Severe Weather Awareness Day - The Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society at Texas Tech University along with the Science Spectrum, KCBD News Channel 11 and the National Weather Service will be hosting Lubbock's Fifth Annual Severe Weather Awareness Day. Activities will include hands-on weather experiments for kids of all ages, live weather demonstrations with a tornado simulator, information on severe weather preparedness, and door prizes. Storm Chasing vehicles, weather instrumentation from Texas Tech’s Severe Storm Research Team as well as a mobile Doppler radar will be on-site and open for all to see. The national Weather Service, whose regional offices are located in the Science Spectrum building, will also be providing a certified Storm Spotter Training seminar and guided tours of their offices to the general public.
Additionally, special OMNI Theater screenings of the film, "Storm Chasers" will also be featured in celebration of the day’s events. This film lets audiences get closer to real tornadoes, hurricanes and other severe storms than most would ever dare! Come out and meet John Robison and the whole KCBD weather crew for a weather-filled day of fun! This is a free event for the general public and will be located in the Science Spectrum's Exhibit Hall. Regular OMNI Theater ticket rates apply for all films. Showtimes for Storm Chasers on Sat., Feb. 26th will be at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

General admission ticket prices for OMNI films:

$8.00 Adults; $6.50 Seniors (60+); $6.50 Children (ages 3-12)
Science Spectrum Museum & OMNI Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289
Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

February 26….Maxey’s 3rd Annual Doggie Time Tea Party - Come and enjoy a tea party for you and your dog! Sip on flavored hot tea and dine on warm, fresh from the oven, baked muffins. Doggies will nibble beside you on their own tasty biscuits and treats. Listen to relaxing music and enjoy dog themed entertainment. Owners and dogs can also participate in the Doggie Runway Show where they will be given the chance to demonstrate their own doggie talents and tricks. Take home a keepsake photo to memorialize the event and a small prize for your pet. . Pre-Registration is required and cost is $5 per dog! Owners must show proof of vaccination. For more info, call 806-767-3796. Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street (located on the south side of Maxey Park); 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

February 26….The American Heart Association 23rd Annual Lubbock Heart Ball - The event will honor Don Caldwell and will showcase Lubbock arts and entertainment with the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine, Mariachi Amistad and the stars of the Cactus Theater. Local artists such as Paul Milosovich have contributed art pieces that will be available in an auction. The goal is to raise funds for the American Heart Association’s mission of funding local research and education programs to help prevent disease. Tickets are $250 each or you can sponsor a table for $3,000. For more, call 777-4799. Merket Alumni Center, 17th St. and University Ave.


February 27.... Lubbock Heritage Society February Program – Award-winning author and master storyteller Nancy Robinson Masters of Abilene will headline the Lubbock Heritage Society’s February program with her presentation “In Them Old Cotton Fields Back Home.” A cotton farmer’s daughter who grew up during the drought of the early 1950s, Masters has authored numerous books, including national award-winning volumes for children and adults, that sprang from those difficult years. Weaving a fascinating historical program filled with warmth and wit, Masters sheds light on the product that is so crucial to the South Plains economy, lifestyle, landscape and architecture. At one time, writes Masters, “6,000 ‘cotton engines’ operated in the United States. Fewer than 300 today continue the 3,000-year history of the Charka—the first machine used to separate cotton seed from fiber to be spun into cloth.” Masters’ book “The Cotton Gin,” published by Scholastic Children's Press in 2006 in its “Inventions That Shaped the World” series, introduces young readers to a machine that was as much a part of her own growing-up years as the computer is to children today. Her most recent nonfiction book, “Jeans” (which features Lubbock) was selected as one of three Best Juvenile Books of the Year in Oklahoma. Masters’ books will be available for purchase and autographing at the meeting. Other books will also be available for purchase through Texas Tech University Press and community groups. For more background, see www.nancyrobinsonmasters.com. In addition, lending an appropriate 1950s flavor to the program will be musician Sherry Holley, niece of Buddy Holly. Holley, who began writing and singing at the age of thirteen, performs country, gospel and blues throughout the region and the United States. Her most recent CD is titled “Looking Through Buddy’s Eyes.” For more background, see www.sherryholley.com. The program is free and open to the public. Community room of Lubbock Public Library (Mahon main library), 1306 9th Street; 2 p.m.

February 27….Soup’s On Troupe Meeting - The Lubbock senior theater group for those 50 and older, will hold a general meeting to celebrate the completion of their MidWinter play series and makes plans for the Spring and Fall 2011 programs. The public is welcome and refreshments will be served. Persons interested in acting, directing and production roles may call 806-445-4108 for more info or just come to the meeting. Schlotsky's, 3715 19th St. (conference room); 3 p.m.

Looking at Next Week and Beyond

March 4…...Science Spectrum: Hatching the Past
March 4-5…Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: “Out of Darkness”
March 8…...Lubbock Meals on Wheels 12th Annual Mardi Gras
March 14-18….Maxey's Spring Break Camp
March 19-20….Coin & Sports Card Show
March 25-27, April 1-3, 8-10….“Moon Over Buffalo”

A Look Ahead at Two Children's Sales On Tap for Next Week.....

Cradles 2 Crayons Consignment Sale

March 3-5….Cradles 2 Crayons Children's Consignment Sale – C2C is Lubbock's oldest and largest children's consignment event! It only occurs 2x/year and the next event is around the corner! Come see the best in "gently used" children's clothing - newborn to pre-teen size, maternity wear, shoes, baby swings, bouncers, feeding/diapering supplies, nursery furniture and decor, outdoor playground equipment, books, videos, bicycles, toys and more. Once you discover Cradles 2 Crayons with over 40,000 items, it will be an event that you will never miss again! There is no admission. Check out the official website for hours: http://www.cradles2crayons.net.

Registration is open to become a consignor. Special pre-sale time for Lubbock Fun Club members ONLY is from 7– 9 p.m. on March 3rd. You must bring this coupon to enter this special pre-sale opportunity for our members. Highland Baptist Family Center, (SE corner of 34th and Quaker).

Just Between Friends Spring Sale

March 3-5….Just Between Friends Spring Sale
– Be a part of the nation’s leading children’s and maternity consignment sale event. Shop for toys, clothing, accessories, furniture, strollers, nursery, play equipment and much more. Get great deals on all your kids' needs for spring and summer. There is no admission charge. Sell your items and as a consignor and earn up to 70%. Register online at jbfsale.com. Click on “Texas” and then “Lubbock.” Volunteer and shop before the public to get the best deals first. Melonie Square, 8004 Indiana, Suite A5 (located just across from Big Lots). Hours for the sale are: Friday: 9 a.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday 1/2 off sale: 9 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winner.....

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

Answer: This was the first Disney movie for which a woman, Linda Woolverton, wrote the script.

Trenna S. of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Contest.....

This week, 1 winner will be chosen for a pair of tickets to the March 5th performance of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of “Out of Darkness.”

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

The Question: The theme of this year's Lubbock Symphony Orchestra was derived from the musical symbol "ppp". What do those three letters represent, as it relates to this year's theme?

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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