March 3, 2011


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 complete listing of event hours by clicking here:

Special PRE-SALE time for Lubbock Fun Club members ONLY is from 7– 9 p.m. TONIGHT! You must bring this coupon above to enter the special pre-sale! Highland Baptist Family Center, (located at the SE corner of 34th & Quaker).


March 4….Science Spectrum: Hatching the Past - Beginning this March, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get up-close and personal with dinosaurs like never before! The Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater in Lubbock will be featuring an all new traveling exhibit and new giant screen film dedicated to the largest animals to have ever walked the Earth. Take a rare and exciting look at the life of dinosaurs through their eggs, nests and embryos in Hatching the Past: Dinosaur Eggs & Babies. This remarkable hands- on exhibition offers an astounding array of authentic dinosaur eggs and nests collected from all over the globe – including those of each of the major plant and meat-eating dinosaur groups. A captivating experience for all ages, Hatching the Past invites visitors to touch real dinosaur bones and reconstructed nests-one more than eight feet in diameter, dig for eggs, experience hands-on exploration stations and view animated video presentations featuring well-known dinosaur experts. For hours and additional information visitors may call 806-745-2525 or go to Science Spectrum Museum & OMNI Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289.

March 4….22nd Annual Mayor's Beans & Cornbread Luncheon - It’s time for the 22nd Annual Mayors’ Beans & Cornbread Luncheon, Hospice of Lubbock’s largest fundraiser of the year. The luncheon is hosted by mayors from all over the region. Beans, cornbread, desserts and drinks, catered by Riversmith’s, will be served at the luncheon. Add a Klemke’s Raider – Alley Sausage link to your plate for $1. While you’re eating, enjoy live music from Don Caldwell and the Texas Rhythm Machine. A “Tip Your Waiter Contest” will also take place during the luncheon, with all proceeds going to Hospice of Lubbock. Waiters are comprised of local celebrities and community leaders. The waiter with the most tips will win a traveling “Golden Apron” trophy at a special presentation after the luncheon. Luncheon tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door or by calling Hospice of Lubbock, 806.795.2751. Tickets are also available online at This fundraising event helps raise money for Hospice of Lubbock’s non-funded and under-funded hospice patients and families, Grief Recovery Center and Children’s Grief Camp each summer. Hospice of Lubbock is the region’s only nonprofit adult and pediatric hospice since 1987. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall; 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

March 4….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 the 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 treasure 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! The Underwood Center for the Arts is pleased to present Patricia Nix: A Retrospective, showcasing original works of art by world-renowned artist and Texas native, Patricia Nix running through April 30th. Twenty-one original works will be featured - most of which have never been seen in West Texas. Patricia Nix will be present at the Underwood Center during the art trail from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. to give an artistic talk. The Art Trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

March 4….The Second City Comedy Concert - The Second City's Fair & Unbalanced takes unbridled comic pleasure in the foibles of our politicians, celebrities and even our significant others. No institution escapes the satiric eye of The Second City – from the blowhards of the Beltway to the Hollywood elite. Ripped from the stages of Second City's legendary theatres in Chicago and Toronto, The Second City's Fair & Unbalanced is a hilarious ride through present day America. General admission tickets are $12.00. Allen Theater, Texas Tech Campus; 7 p.m.


March 4-5….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. 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.

March 4-5 (repeats March 11-12, 18-19, 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 info or to reserve your tickets call 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

March 4-5….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: “Out of Darkness” - Jonathan Schiffman, guest conductor, will lead the orchestra as they brighten the night with vivid, descriptive pieces filled with nuance. Smetana’s “The Moldau” is a musical portrayal of the river Moldau, which runs through Bohemia (present day Czech Republic), bringing to life every detail of its flowing, moonlit waters. Also featured is Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, which depicts a child’s view of heaven with whimsical serenity. Soprano Jo Ellen Miller will lend her enchanting voice to the symphony’s extraordinary finale. Join us for an evening of peaceful insight that will delight and inspire. For tickets visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 p.m


March 4-6….2011 Home and Garden Show
– Come and get ideas and items to spruce up your home and garden with the help of many exhibits and speakers. Admission is $5 for adults a $2 for children 12 and under. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday: 4 -8 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday: 12 – 6 p.m.


arch 5….Caprock Winery 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Party
– Enjoy Mardi Gras music, free games for children and a 20-foot tall jumphouse. Admission is free. There will also be great food, including Cajun food and Real New Orleans King Cakes for sale as well as masks, beads, & of course great wine. For more information, please call (806) 686-4452. Caprock Winery, 408 E. Woodrow Road. This fun event runs from Noon – 5 p.m.


arch 6….Celtic Ensemble/World Music Ensemble: "Gypsies, Tinkers, and Travelers: Songs of the Wandering Tribes" - Singers and players will perform dances, songs, listening pieces, and tunes associated with the experience of the world's wandering peoples, including music from Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Egypt, England, Rajasthan, and Ireland. Students, families, and seniors are especially welcome. Admission is free. The Legacy, 14th & O; 7 p.m

March 7….The Brock/McGuire Band: Irish Traditional Music - Voted "Instrumental Band of the Decade" by and the Irish American News, the Brock-McGuire band, led by County Clare's Manus
McGuire (fiddle) and Paul Brock (button accordion), have been leaders in the world of traditional Irish music for decades. Founders and members of bands like Moving Cloud and Buttons & Bows, Manus and Paul are joined by All-Ireland champion banjo player Enda Scahill (Galway) and pianist Denis Carey (Tipperary). In addition to their deep roots in the repertoires and lore of Irish dance music and slow airs, the Band also performs selections from Anglo-Appalachian, Breton, and French-Canadian music as well. Admission is free. The Legacy, 14th & O; 7 p.m.

Looking at Next Week and Beyond

March 8…...Lubbock Meals on Wheels 12th Annual Mardi Gras
March 8…...AWC Luncheon: Texas Tech’s Samuel D. Bradley
March 11-12….17th Annual Viva Aztlan Festival
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”

"Kids' Fun Fair 2011" Announced
Vendor Spaces Available for April 30 Event

It’s almost that time of year again! We're excited to announce the plans for Kid’s Fun Fair 2011…and this year, there's more fun for everyone! Our event will take place on Saturday, April 30th, at the Science Spectrum.

Kid’s Fun Fair 2011 allows business owners, parents and their kids the opportunity to learn about the services and products available in our community in a lively, energetic environment. Vendors who have participated in the past include: pre-schools, summer camps, private schools, churches, children’s party entertainment services, community health professionals and a wide variety of family-friendly businesses.

The fair will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 30th with entertainment in the form of clowns, children’s performance groups and some new surpriseswill include some new surprises for those who've attended our events in the past!

Prospective vendors may email for more information on how to participate in this exciting community event tailored especially for parents and kids of all ages!

34th Street Meeting & Expo March 8

Community Invited for Association's Update on Reconstruction Plans for Important City Street

A primary goal of the 34th Street Association is to help maintain the line of communication between the merchants, business and property owners along this street and the City and community. Working in the best interest of these businesses remains the focal point of this Association. However, occasions arise when not only the best interest of these businesses are at stake but that of the bordering neighborhoods as well. This is such an occasion. Now is the time for the 34th Street Association and the local neighborhoods to join together to support the reenergizing of 34th Street. Not only will this effort enhance the quality of life for our businesses but also for the adjoining neighborhoods. This is your opportunity to come and be a part of a plan that is much greater than any one of us. The public is invited and urged to attend!

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Sunset Church of Christ Family Life Center
Address: 3631 -34th Street

Highlights of the evening include:

6:00-6:30...Reception with light snacks
6:30-7:00...Brief 34th St. Association meeting
Business Expo showcasing local businesses & services

Last Week's Trivia Winner.....

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?

Answer: Power, Passion, Perfection

Heather K. of Lubbock

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