April 12, 2012


April 12….Go For It! College Preparation Resource Fair - South Plains College Reese Center will present Go For It! How to Do School ~ a free Resource Fair providing one-stop planning for college.

Highlights and topics covered include:

· How do I know if I am ready?
· How do I know what courses to take?
· How will I pay for it?
· Where do I go for help?
· Will I be older than other students?
· What about my kids?

Get answers to these and other questions about technical programs offered at SPC! Spanish interpreters will be available and refreshments will be served. Representatives from SPC Admissions, Special Services, Financial Aid, Testing and Learning, Counseling, as well as coordinators and instructors from SPC technical programs, will be at hand to answer questions and man tables full of resource materials and give-a-ways. In addition, Catholic Charities, WORKFORCE Solutions Career and Child Care Services, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, LEARN, Inc., My Father’s House Lubbock, Literacy Lubbock and other community agencies will be represented. For more information, contact Lynn Gregory, First Step counselor, at (806) 716-4615 or email lgregory@southplainscollege.edu Byron Martin ATC, 3201 Ave. Q; 4-6 p.m.

April 12…."Route 66 Pipes and Sticks" Tour - The Cactus Theater presents the world’s most accomplished pipers and drummers. An all-star cast of bagpipers and drummers are taking to the road performing concerts and teaching at workshops in what is being dubbed "Pipes & Sticks on Route 66." The five players are considered to be "the best of the best" in the world of piping and drumming. The group consists of pipers, Stuart Liddell, Willie McCallum, and Angus MacColl and snare drum, Jim Kilpatrick, all hail from Scotland. They are being joined by bass drummer and percussionist, Mike Cole from Chicago. Tickets are $25.00 and can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233. Before the show from 5:30 p.m. 'til concert, start next door at the Tornado Gallery for a meet and greet with the Pipes & Sticks performers and a BBQ potluck dinner. Admission: Donation or covered dish. For more information on the BBQ potluck call Hilton McLaurin 806.744.9747. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


April 13….Lubbock Community Theatre: Remembering the RMS Titanic, 100 Years - This production features a concert version of Titanic, the musical winner of five Tony Awards. Black tie or period costumes optional. Original tickets including a multi-course meal are now sold out, but tickets for the theatrical portion of the event are still available for $35 at Select-a-Seat 806.770.2000 or 800.735.1288. Lubbock Civic Center Banquet Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. Entrance for show portion only at 7:15 p.m.

April 13….Rattlesnake Roundup with Robert Earl Keen -
The Rattlesnake Roundup will feature Robert Earl Keen as your headliner and the Benton Leachman Band to open. Come out early and enjoy the great music and get yourself some fried rattlesnake...while it lasts, that is! Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. You can purchase your ticket through any Sigma Nu member or through Select-A-Seat. The Rattlesnake Roundup will benefit the Beyond Battens Foundation. Get your boots on and dance and eat for a great cause. Lonestar Amphitheater, 602 East 19th Street Gates open at 7:30 p.m.


Don't Miss the Amazing Art, Events and Special Performances Featured at the Premier Event in our Region....The Lubbock Arts Festival!

April 13 – 15….Lubbock Arts Festival - Life is “sweet” at the annual Lubbock Arts Festival. This three-day celebration is the largest fine art, fine craft event in West Texas. There will be a special exhibit of artwork made entirely out of jelly beans by Kristen Cumings of California. The Lubbock Arts Festival will highlight over 150 visual artists displaying original work in the mediums of acrylic, oil, watercolor, drawing, pottery, fiber, leather, jewelry, glass, wood, and sculpture. Festival goers can purchase this amazing original art and also enjoy stages with singers, dancers, actors, and musicians; a juried galleries; diverse food and beverage vendors; and demonstrations of artists at work. For the children, ten different “kid stops” will be located throughout the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center and offer free art related to activities. The “kid stops” include ‘make and take’ projects, face painter, balloon artist, and kids karaoke. Admission is just $3 for adults and $2 for children under 12. For more information visit the Lubbock Arts Alliance website at www.lubbockarts.org or call 806-744-ARTS (2787). Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday, April 13th & Saturday, April 14th 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, April 15th 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

April 13-15….Ballet Lubbock: “Cinderella” – Join Ballet Lubbock for the timeless story of love lost and love found. Also join them for a magical theatrical spectacle at the 2012 Lubbock Arts Festival. Your Cinderella ticket also includes general admission to the Lubbock Arts Festival! To purchase tickets call 806.770.2000 or visit any Select-a-Seat outlet. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday- 7 p.m., Saturday, April – 2 p.m., Sunday, - 2 p.m.

April 14….Animal Adoption Event and Rabies Vaccination Clinic - Dr. Dwight Gailey of Mobile Vet Service will be on-site to provide $9 rabies vaccinations and needed walk-up veterinary services for your pets. Whitley Acres will be on-site with their miniature zebras! Lubbock Schutzhund Group will be on-site with information about their training group for tracking/obedience/protection dogs. Little Smokies BBQ will have lunch available! Visit www.petfinder.com to view groups’ adoptable pets. For more information, call 806-866-2535. TSC Tractor Supply Co., 7531 82nd Street; 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

April 14….Annie’s Chat & Chew - For over 20 years, Lubbock Meals on Wheels has benefitted from “Annie’s Chat and Chew”. This fundraiser was started by long time volunteer Annie Sanders and is being continued in her memory again this year. Guests can enjoy some great food while visiting with old friends and remembering a very special woman, Annie Sanders. Donations will be accepted at the door to help fund the purchase of meals for the homebound community served by Lubbock Meals on Wheels. Help us keep Annie’s giving spirit alive by joining us at Annie’s Chat and Chew. For more information, please call 792-7971. Mae Simmons Senior Center, 2004 Oak Ave; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

April 14….Ballet Lubbock’s Cinderella Ball - By order of proclamation from the royal castle, everyone is requested to attend the Grand Ball in honor of Cinderella and the Prince. Come dressed in royal attire. Princes and princesses are invited to a lunch and Ball with Cinderella and her Fairies. Tickets are $20 - or $15 with purchase of a Cinderella performance ticket - and available through Select-A-Seat at 770.2000 or www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Your Cinderella Ball ticket also includes general admission to the Lubbock Arts Festival! Civic Center Ballroom, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 12-1:30 p.m.

April 14….The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in Concert
- The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the band often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status. With multi-platinum and gold records, a string of top ten hits, plus multiple Grammy and CMA Awards and nominations, the accolades continue to accumulate. Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter and John McEuen-The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, featuring songs from their most recent release, the critically acclaimed album "Speed of Life." Tickets are on sale now for $50, $40, $35 and a limited number of VIP seats for $100 and can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

April 14-15….5th Annual Lubbock Comic Book Expo 2012Browse through comic books, talk to local and regional artists, and dress up as your favorite hero or villain. All ages are welcome. Speakers and presentations take place throughout the day on Saturday....including a costume contest from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Entrance to the Lubbock Arts Festival is $3 for Adults and $2 for children 12 and under....but the Comic Book Expo is FREE! Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 2nd floor mezzanine, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. Saturday from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday from 12-5 p.m.

"Kids' Fun Fair 2012"
Summer Fun Planning Event to be Held Next Saturday at Main Event!

We're now in the home stretch, preparing for Kids' Fun Fair 2012 - and this year, there's more fun for everyone! Our annual gathering will take place NEXT SATURDAY, Saturday, April 21st, in a new and exciting venue for our event: Main Event...so there'll be fantastic fun around every corner and at every booth represented! Expect to spend a fun-filled day learning about the best that summer has to offer...and enjoy the arcade, bowling, laser tag and mini golf while you're there, too!

Kids' Fun Fair 2012 allows business owners, parents and their kids the opportunity to learn about each other...and the diverse products and services 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 21st with some new surprises for those who've attended our annual event in the past. Make plans now to attend or exhibit.

Prospective vendors may email info@lubbockfunclub.com for more information on how to participate in this exciting community event tailored especially for parents and kids of all ages. Hurry while the limited space remains!

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

Trivia Question #1 (Two-parts):

a) What is Elmo’s pet? Answer: A goldfish
b) What is her name? Answer: Dorothy

Winners: Venessa C., Barbara B., Pam W., & Julie B.,
all of Lubbock

Trivia Question #2: Cinderella’s original pink dress for the Royal Ball belonged to whom? Answer: Her mother

Winner: Nikki P. of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Question:

This week, 1 winner will be chosen for a family 4-pack to Ballet Lubbock’s presentation of “Cinderella” to be staged April 13-15.

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

The Question: In the classic animated Disney film "Cinderella" - when Cinderella is singing "Sing, Sweet Nightingale" - several bubbles appear onscreen to form which icon?

The deadline for this contest is tomorrow (Friday) at 10 a.m.
and the winners will be contacted that day. 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!

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
April 19…......4th Annual Spring into Green Conference
April 20-22…..Celebrity Attractions: “Shrek The Musical”
April 21…......"Bark and Purr Fest"
April 26-29…..Tech Theatre & Dance: “The Learned Ladies”
April 27…......Llano Estacado Silver Star Board Casino Night
April 27-28….Lubbock Meals on Wheels Annual Garage Sale
April 28…......Ranching Heritage Center Annual Ranch Day

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