February 23, 2012


February 23….4th Annual Laugh For the Cure - Breast cancer is no laughing matter. But for one night, it will be. General and VIP tickets are available. VIP tickets holders will be invited to a Meet the Comedians Reception following the event. A live and silent auction will be featured at this year's event. For more information call 806-698-1900. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 5:30 - 9:45 p.m.

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February 24….Cactus Theater: Fabulous 50’s Rock Again - This is what the Cactus Theater was built on…Nostalgia Nights and the ‘50s. Tickets are only $20.00 and can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


February 24-25….Celebrity Attractions presents: “STOMP” - The international sensation, makes its triumphant return to Lubbock! The global hit brings some new surprises, with sections of the show updated and restructured, and the addition of two new full-scale routines using props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. USA Today says, "STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places." City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7:30 p.m.

February 24-25….C.A.T.S. Playhouse: “You Can’t Take It With You” - This wonderful classic comedy written by George S. Kaufmann and Moss Hart and directed by Zachery Kocurek is one zany ride into the challenges of intertwining families and relationships! At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful people are the unhappy Kirbys. The plot shows how Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. Admission prices are as follows: Adults $10, Students/Seniors/Children $8. Reservations are recommended. Editors note: Some suggestive/adult material; not suitable for all younger audiences. Please call 806-792-0501 to reserve tickets. Children and Adults Theatrical Studio, 2257 34th St. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.


February 24-26 (Repeats March 2-4)…. Lubbock Community Theatre presents: “The Laramie Project” - In October 1998 a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. He died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was assaulted because he was gay. Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from over 200 interviews of people from Laramie and their own experiences after the beating and death. "The Laramie Project" is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. This play is written by Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theatre Project and directed by Jay Brown. Rated- PG-16 - Language, mature subject matter. To reserve tickets, please call (806) 749-2416 or visit the website at lubbockcommunitytheatre.org. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston; Friday & Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.

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February 25….Sixth 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 Sixth 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 Tornado and Severe Weather Safety talks.
NWS Storm Spotter Training – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
NWS Tornado Safety Talks – 12:30 & 3 p.m. (approx. 30 mins. per)

Additionally, special OMNI Theater screenings of the film, Tornado Alley will also be featured in celebration of the day’s events. Tornado Alley lets audiences ride along with tornado chasers and get closer to real tornadoes than most would ever dare! Come out and meet Steve Divine and Cary Allen from the 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 main lobby.
*Regular OMNI Theater ticket rates apply for all films.

Showtimes for Tornado Alley on Sat., Feb. 25th will be at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 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, 2579 S. Loop 289; 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

February 25….Maxey Community Center's 4th Annual Doggie Time Tea Party - Cost is $5 per dog. All ages welcome. Sip on flavored tea and dine on muffins and snacks. Dogs will sit beside you and nibble on their own tasty biscuits and teats. Listen to relaxing music. Dress your dog up in their “Tea Party Best” and participate in the Tea Party Dress Runway Show. Take home a keepsake photo to remember the event and a small prize for your pet. Pre-registration is required and space is limited! For more information please contact Maxey Community Center at 806-767-3796, or email Aimee Ruel, Maxey Center Supervisor at aruel@mylubbock.us Owners must show proof of vaccination (Rabbis, Bordetella & Parvo). Maxey Community Center, corner of 30th and Oxford Avenue;1-3 p.m.

February 25….Ultimate 70’s Nostalgia Night - Caldwell Productions presents this tribute to the musical contributions of the most beloved 70’s artists and bands. Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly; 7:30 p.m.


February 25-26….ACK All- Breed and Rally Trials -
The South Plains Obedience Training Club of Lubbock, Inc. will be hosting 2 American Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Obedience and Rally Trials. Over 100 purebred dogs from 6 surrounding states will be judged at this event from 9 a.m. am to 2 p.m. each day. Many of the top obedience trained dogs in the country will be competing. Each exhibitor and dog team will be judged at one of the three different levels of competition; Novice, Open or Utility. These dogs will be demonstrating their proficiency in such exercises as heeling, high jumps, broad jumps, retrieving and scent discrimination. The dogs are working towards various AKC obedience titles, obedience trial championship points and national rankings. The newest approved AKC obedience sport, Rally, will be held at this trial. Rally exhibitors will be competing at 3 different levels of difficulty; Novice, Advanced and Excellent. Each dog and handler team competing in Rally will complete a routine filled with a variety of modified obedience exercises which includes 360 and 270 degree turns, jumps, heeling backwards, serpentine heeling and more. Each routine is new and different each day. There is no admission fee charged for this fun filled and educational event. For more information call 535-3794 or visit the club's web site at: www.spotc.org. No un-entered dogs allowed. South Plains Fairgrounds, Merchants Building, 1012 Avenue A. Event held from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

February 25–26….Award-winning bluegrass instructor Orrin Star -
Orrin Star is a sensational guitar and mandolin player recognized as a top bluegrass instructor. A National Flatpicking Champion, he is the author of Hot Licks for Bluegrass Guitar and a columnist for Flatpicking Guitar magazine. Orrin Star combines hot picking, cool singing, and good humor. Described as “Arlo Guthrie meets Doc Watson,” he has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and boasts a repertoire ranging from bluegrass standards to little-known folk gems, Celtic fiddle tunes, and fingerstyle blues. The Orrin Star concert will be held on February 25th. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost is $15. Refreshments available. Orrin Star workshops are being held on Sunday, February 26 (1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar) (4 – 6 p.m. An Intro to Norman Blake’s Guitar Style). Classes are limited to 10 participants each. There is a $45 fee which includes tab hand-outs. There is a discount of $5 off if you take both workshops. Non-video recording devices are welcome. Bring your own instruments. To register contact Van at van@unclebillsmusic.com or 806.535.6290. You can find more information on Orrin Star at his website, www.orrinstar.com. You can find more info about Norman Blake at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Blake_%28American_musician%29. Uncle Bill’s Music Barn, 15002 Louisville Ave. See times above.

This Week's Trivia Contest...

This week one winner will be chosen for a pair of tickets to the February 24th (Friday) performance of Celebrity Attractions' presentation of “STOMP.”

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

The Question: In which United Kingdom city was "STOMP" originally created?

The deadline for this contest is Friday at 10 a.m. and the winners will be contacted by noon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email...including your cell phone number or a daytime landline so we may contact you easily if you are the winner. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown.

Good luck to everyone!

Getting in Step with the Arrival of Spring:

Parks & Rec Department Offers Opportunities for Community

Fitness Offerings Abound
For The Month of March

Park of the month: Neugebauer Park, 83rd Street & Grover Ave.

Park Fit Challenge of the month: Complete a fitness walk around this walking trail exercising at your own fitness level: Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced. (Defined at www.playlubbock.com.) The number of complete trips around the trail during any one fitness walk will be different for each fitness level.

Daffodil Days: Come walk the trails of the Arboretum and see more than 13,000 daffodils and other Spring bulbs in bloom. For the month of March, open daily dawn to dusk, Cost is free.

Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddle (Sign up for one of these 7-hr workshops) Saturday March 10, 24, 31....10 a.m.-5 p.m., $40 for 1 workshop. Harness the power of the wind through this fun introduction to the amazing sport of windsurfing and stand-up paddle! Learn safe practices, getting on your board, cruising back and forth, and turning around while on the board. One hour of instruction and six hours of free surf with instruction as needed. Boards provided. Participants MUST BRING water shoes, sunscreen, hat, water, and snacks or lunch. Bring a life jacket or use one of ours. This workshop is taught on-site at Leroy Elmore Park however, registration is at Maxey Community Center, call 767-3706 for more information.

Tennis – St. Patrick’s Day Scramble Saturday March 17....1-5 pm, Cost is $5/person. Be sure to wear your green! Unlimited play for adults and juniors.

Easter Egg Hunt....Saturday March 31....10 am, Hunt starts at 11 a.m., Cost is FREE. Get moving hunting for Easter eggs. Thousands of eggs will be hidden throughout the Arboretum. Enjoy face painting, games and pictures. For more information, call Aimee Ruel, Park Fit Coordinator, at 806-767-3796 or email aruel@mylubbock.us.

March Cake Decorating Classes….Register now for Beginning Cake Decorating starting in March. Cost is $35 per month and is available for ages 12 and older. Classes are held on Tuesdays at 5:45-7:45 p.m. or Thursdays at 5:45-7:45 p.m.

Also....register NOW for Intermediate Cake Design starting in March. Cost is $35 per month and is available for ages 12 and older. Classes are held on Wednesdays at 5:45-7:45 p.m. Community Center, corner of 30th and Oxford Avenue.

LAST CALL: Ticket Sales End Wednesday!
Science Spectrum To Feature Renaissance Faire in Conjunction with Current DaVinci Exhibit

March 2….DaVinci-The Genius Renaissance Faire - Enjoy a fabulous evening of food and frivolity as you step back in time to the great European Renaissance. Prepare to be enlightened as you explore the inspiring world of Leonardo da Vinci. Experience his revolutionary inventions, art, scientific break-throughs, philosophy, and personal codices (notebooks). The all new, Da Vinci-The Genius traveling exhibition will serve as the back drop for this amazing evening of music, food, and special entertainment. Entertainment to include: Celtic music, period themed artisans and gaming, Renaissance re-enactors, jugglers, fire-eating and a royal avian raptor. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Science Spectrum admissions desk, or by calling 806-745-2525 x234. PLEASE NOTE: Event tickets are $50 per person and are on only on sale through Wednesday, February 29th. Science Spectrum OMNI Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289; 6 to 7 p.m: Entertainment & light hors d’oeuvres (Exhibition open for Viewing), 7 to 8 p.m: The King’s Table of Culinary Delights (Exhibition will remain open).

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
February 27….How to Handle Your Money
February 27….Sweet Adelines Int'l Global Open House
February 28….TTU Vernacular Music House-Concert/Party
March 1…........Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner
March 1,2,3…..CDC Theatre for the Fine Arts: “Wit”
March 1-3.....Cradles 2 Crayons Children's Consignment Sale
March 1-4….....Tech Dept of Theatre and Dance: “Big Love”
March 2…........DaVinci-The Genius Renaissance Faire
March 2-3….....Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: “La Taviata”
March 3…........2012 Lubbock Preparedness Fair
March 8...Pride of West Texas Chorus Friends/Family Concert

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