April 19, 2012


April 19 (Opening reception); Full day event April 20…. Lubbock’s Fourth Annual Spring into Green Conference - The theme of this year’s conference is “Water: The West Texas Update.” The free opening day event takes place on Thursday, April 19, from 5:30-7 p.m., at Rawls College of Business, 703 Flint Avenue. Keynote speaker will be Brock Dolman, Director, WATER Institute, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center. The full-day conference takes place all day Friday at LHUCA, 511 Ave. K. The $25 registration fee includes a Chipotle lunch and a speaker's reception. One of the major parts of it will be an all-day, drive-through recycle event, where recyclables that are difficult to dispose of such as plastics (All of them from 1-7), batteries, light bulbs, electronics/electrics (anything that has a plug), plus the usual (glass, newspaper, phone books, aluminum, tin, etc.) will be taken from your car and properly disposed up -- a one-stop convenience. For more information and to register: www.LubbockSpringIntoGreen.org.


April 20….Texas Tech University Presidential Lecture and Performance Series : Lecture and Performance Series : Billy Collins, former United States Poet Laureate - Billy Collins has managed to combine critical acclaim with broad popular appeal. His work has appeared in a variety of periodicals including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The American Scholar, while his last three collections of poems have broken sales records for poetry. In June 2001, Collins was appointed United States Poet Laureate and in January of 2004, he was named New York State Poet Laureate. Collins has published nine collections of poetry, including his most recent, Horoscopes for the Dead. A collection of his haiku, titled She Was Just Seventeen, was published by Modern Haiku Press in fall 2006. He also edited two anthologies of contemporary poetry: Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry and 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Everyday, both a widely used resource in American high schools, was the guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2006, and edited Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems about Birds, with paintings by David Allen Sibley. There will be an opportunity to meet Billy Collins at a book signing immediately following the lecture. This program was funded in part by the Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts of the Lubbock Area Foundation. General admission tickets are $15.00 and are available through all Select-A-Seat locations (806) 770-2000 or www.selectaseatlubbock.com. TTU students receive 1 free ticket with valid ID at the SUB information booth located at the entrance to the Allen Theatre. For more information: www.presidentialseries.ttu.edu, www.facebook.com/presidential.series or 806.742.0700. Allen Theatre, Student Union Building (SUB) of Texas Tech University; 7 p.m.

April 20….Cactus Theater: Starting Over, The John Lennon Experience
- Celebrating the music of John Lennon and The Beatles. Tickets are $30, $25, $20 and a limited number of VIP seats for $60. They can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


April 20-21….Lubbock Moonlight Musical: “Camelot” - Lubbock Moonlight Musicals brings you the unforgettable thrill of a journey through time and the chance to be involved in a breathless romance! Come journey into the medieval world of Lerner and Loewe's timeless masterpiece, Camelot. Set in an age and place where honor and chivalry reign, Camelot follows the love triangle of King Arthur, his Queen Guinevere and the ardent champion of love and battle, Lancelot. Directed by Bill Gelber, Camelot promises captivating performances by Justin Duncan with his zealous portrayal as King Arthur, Daniel Hogan, who, as Lancelot, gives love the voice she longs for, and new to the Lubbock Moonlight Musical’s stage, the lovely Ann Marie White as Guinevere, the center of this love triangle. With one of Broadway's most enchanting scores, featuring "If Ever I Would Leave You" and "I Loved You Once in Silence", a night in Camelot promises to be a night you will never forget. An elegant meal will be served. Tickets are available through Select-A-Seat at 806-770-2000. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday, April 20 (Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m.),Saturday, April 21 (Brunch at 11:30 a.m. Show at 12:30 p.m. - Matinee).Saturday, April 21 (Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m.)

April 20-21….Celebrity Attractions presents: “Shrek The Musical” - Based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre - not a handsome prince - shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek. Featuring a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery. Tickets available through all Select-a-Seat outlets. Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday matinee at 2:00 p.m.

April 21….4th Annual Meadow Mile - Proceeds assist The City of Meadow to build a community basketball court. Kid's ".Walks include 5k"(three tenths of a mile) for age 6 and under, 1 mile run/walk and 5k-professionally timed. Registration is $15 and includes a t-shirt. Registration is at 8 a.m. and races start at 9 a.m. The same evening at the Meadow Music Hall from 7p.m.- 11 p.m. join the kid friendly concert/dance featuring Gary Nix & West Texas in a smoke and alcohol free environment. Cost is $5 but bring race bib number from Meadow Mile and get $1 off admission and $1 off concession stand. Questions call Monica Caswell 806-548-2116. Meadow, Texas, (25 miles SW of Lubbock).

April 21….Science Spectrum Pet Palooza - What does becoming a pet owner “en”tail? Children up to age 5 and their families are invited to visit the Lubbock Children’s Museum to learn about different kinds of pets, choosing a good pet for your family, and how to take care of them. Special community guests will be on hand to show off some amazing pets as well as visit with families about choosing and taking care of new pets. Activities will include: a Teddy Bear Repair Workshop where you can bring your own stuffed animals in need of a little “TLC,” demonstrations of Agility Trial and trained dogs, as well as service animals and therapy dogs provided by the South Plains Obedience Training Club and other pets such as cats, turtles, fish, rabbits and ferrets will be on display to showcase examples other animals from the pet world. So stop by for this very special event that’s purrrfect for your family! All Pet Palooza activities are included with standard museum admission. Free for members and children ages 2 and under . Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

April 21....
Kids' Fun Fair 2012 - Presented by the Lubbock Fun Club and Lubbock Home and Family Magazine, this annual gathering will take place 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 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 Saturday, April 21st and the event is FREE. Located in the back party room area at Main Event, 6010 Marsha Sharp Freeway; 10 am - 3 pm..

April 21….3rd Annual Fly & Fling - Participants of all ages will enjoy this fun-filled day dedicated to things that fly including Frisbees, hand-made kites, stunt kites, and giant kites. Try out the Frisbee obstacle course, make your own kites and watch one of the best kite teams in the state perform aerial acrobats set to music. Concessions will be available along with event T-shirt and kites of all shapes and sizes for sale. Cost is FREE. For more info, call Aimee Ruel at 806-767-3796. McAlister Park, Marsha Sharp Freeway and Milwaukee Avenue. For more information, call Aimee Ruel at 806-767-3796; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

April 21….Hub Performing Arts School: Fairytale Feast - Join your favorite Fairytale characters Snow White, Belle, Cinderella, Captain Hook, Peter Pan, and more for a fun morning. Tickets are $15 and include a concert by the characters, reserved table with character of your choice (first come first serve), a fun craft, cupcake and pictures and autographs from your favorite characters! Tickets can be purchased from members of our Advanced Performance Team and by calling 795-7344. Limited number of tickets sold at the door! Broadway Church of Christ- 1924 Broadway. 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

April 21…."Bark and Purr Fest" - The Haven Animal Shelter is hosting a "Canine Carnival." There will be a dog walk, food (catered by Raising Cane's), raffle prizes, games, pet photos, and more! Tickets are $7/person (children under 3 are free). 100% of the proceeds from this event will go towards a new building for the current residents. Bring your dog, family, or just yourself, and join in on a day out at the park! Maxey Park, 4007 30th, 11-3 p.m.

April 21….HOPE Community of Shalom "From the Heart Music Festival" - This will be a inspiring afternoon of great music featuring Kenny Maines, The Others Brothers, The Wade Parks Band, True Blue, Mark Wallney & Mike Pritchard. All are invited to the benefit concert for HOPE Community of Shalom and the ministry of serving the Heart of Lubbock. Tickets: $15 @ door/ Kids Free. Come hungry. Chili Cheese Dogs & Nacho's will be available for sale! For more information call 806-470-0134. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 10306 Indiana Avenue; 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

April 21….Cactus Theater: Tribute to the All-Time Great Country Groups and Duos – Music from Oak Ridge Boys, Alabama, Charlie Daniels Band, Brooks and Dunn, The Judds, Statler Brothers, Diamond Rio, Lonestar, Sawyer Brown, Tammy and George, Conway and Loretta, The Highwaymen, Highway 101 will be featured. The Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine, along with Jeff Bailey, West Garza, Amber Pennington, Jordan Sheets, Dustin Garrett and others with perform this tribute show. Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

April 21….Texas Tech University Jazz Festival Concert – Special guest saxophonist Dick Oatts is now a Steeplechase recording artist and has six Cd's released as a leader. (All of Three, Standard Issue, Simone's Dance, Standard Issue vol. 2, South Paw, Gratitude). He also has a CD out on the RED label with bassist Dave Santoro entitled Meru. Dick has 3 CDs as a leader on the DMP label with pianist and a co-leader Garry Dial. For 30 years, Mr. Oatts has appeared at college jazz festivals as a soloist and clinician throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, South America, and the Middle East. Oatts is a professor of Jazz Studies at the Boyer School of Music at Temple University and has been an artist-in-residence at the Amsterdam Conservatory since 1997. For tickets call Select-A-Seat at 770-2000. Allen Theatre, Student Union Building (SUB) of Texas Tech University; 8 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

Trivia Question:

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

Answer: Three bubbles form the head and ears of Mickey Mouse.

Winner: Tricia H. of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Question:

This week, 1 winner will be chosen for 2 tickets to Celebrity Attractions' production of “Shrek” this Friday night (TOMORROW).

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

The Question: Which Lubbock native is credited with voicing the Gingerbread Man in the film versions of "Shrek"???

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!

Volunteer Opportunity

South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is needing volunteers anytime of the week and/or weekend. You will be trained on how to care for the wildlife....no experience necessary. Please visit the website at www.spwrc.org or call Gail or Kristen at 806-799-2142. All you need to do is fill out the volunteer information sheet on the website and get started helping our native wildlife!

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
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 Garage Sale
April 28….Ranching Heritage Center Annual Ranch Day
April 28…14th Annual Blue Ribbon Rally Car & Bike Show
April 28….Geocaching Workshop: Exploring Texas

April 28….Tout le Monde: Techstyle Senior Fashion Show

April 29….Santa Fe Opera Tour
May 3….TTU Press 10th Annual Literary Lubbock Event
May 4–5….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: Golka Farewell
May 4-6….AKC Dog Agility Trials
May 4-6...Lubbock Community Theatre presents: “Harvey”
May 12….Garrison Institute: Hero’s Health/Safety Day

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