May 10, 2012


May 10….Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 2012
- Participation in the Business Expo leverages branding and marketing opportunities while benefitting from business to business networking with more than 200 exhibitors and approximately 7,000 attendees. Marketing for this event includes television, radio, newspaper and area billboards, as well as printed brochures and tickets mailed to more than 2,100 members of the Chamber. Restaurant Row will return this year with a dedicated section available for food service vendors. Restaurant Row has expanded this year and will be located in the banquet hall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door the day of the event. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

FRIDAY and SATURDAY May 11-12…."Post Island Adventure" - Come to Post, Texas to participate in a "Cruise Through Post Island Adventure". Friday, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting until 10 p.m., embark on a cruise journey, and a Luau dinner/ entertainment at the local Tower Theatre, 111 East Main street. Entertainment provide by Tropical Production, a Hawiian drum and dance company, bringing the islands to you! Please dress in your favorite Island or luau-themed attire. Meal and entertainment is free. Saturday we will be Anchorin' at Post Texas Main Street Island for a Treasure Hunting event. You will have a chance to win (if you find the treasure first) a LG brand LED, 3-D capability 47" Television and sound bar system worth $2000.00. 2nd place $325.00 cash, and third place a signed Pirate Flag by Mike Leach. Treasure hunting will start at 10 a.m. at the Tower Theatre. Please wear you favorite Pirate or Pirate Folklore costume if you would like. To be eligible to participate, you will need to pick up the special postcard invitation which also doubles as your merchant checklist, from any of the participating merchants, or call 806-990-9907 for a card to be sent out to you by mail. The participating merchants will have extra cards for you to be able to pick up on Friday or Saturday. A $15.00 dollar purchase in each participating merchant's store is required to receive a riddle...which contains the clues for the hidden treasure. Please call 806-990-9907 for more details.

May 11-12 (Repeats May 18-19)….Cactus Theater: “Mama Gets Lucky” – Set in Belle’s Saloon in Dry Gulch, Texas, in the late 1800s, Sam, the bartender, gets a letter that his mother is due on the next stage for a surprise visit. Mama had always preached about the evils of gambling and poker, recalling her father’s escapades of spending all the family’s money on one game of poker. Sam is a lot like Papa, but still wants to please Mama. Because his boss, Belle, is out of town, Sam takes charge. He persuades the players to use "matchsticks", to fool Mama into thinking they are not really gambling. Mama shows up making the poker players an offer they can’t refuse. Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

May 11-13 (repeats May 18-20)....Lubbock Community Theatre presents: “Harvey” - When Elwood P. Dowd starts to introduce his imaginary friend, Harvey, a six-and-a-half- foot rabbit, to guests at a society party, his sister, Veta, has seen as much of his eccentric behavior as she can tolerate. She decides to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare her daughter, Myrtle Mae, and their family from future embarrassment. Problems arise, however, when Veta herself is mistakenly assumed to be on the verge of lunacy when she explains to doctors that years of living with Elwood's hallucination have caused her to see Harvey also! The doctors commit Veta instead of Elwood, but when the truth comes out, the search is on for Elwood and his invisible companion. When he shows up at the sanitarium looking for his lost friend Harvey, it seems that the mild- mannered Elwood's delusion has had a strange influence on more than one of the doctors. Only at the end does Veta realize that maybe Harvey isn't so bad after all. Written by Mary Chase and directed by Leah Tyson. Rated: G. To reserve tickets call (806) 749-2416 or visit Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m.

May 12….2012 Lubbock Great Strides Walk – This walk benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, will take place this year at Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:30 a.m. There will be door prizes, food and fun! Please join this walk in raising awareness and funds for cystic fibrosis research, education and care programs. For more information visit or call 1-800-FIGHT-CF. Coronado High School, 3307 Vicksburg Avenue.

May 12…. TTUHSC Garrison Institute on Aging: Heroes Health and Safety Day - Over 40 health and wellness vendors will be giving away fun prizes and awesome information for the entire family. Health screenings include blood pressure, cholesterol, body fat %, body mass index, children immunizations (must bring immunization record). There will be events such as the super hero race(dress up is optional), walk the safety city course, carnival games, Lubbock’s largest Zumba class, bouncers, 10 and under tennis, bowling for teens and face painting. For more information call 806-743-7821. Free admission for all. Clapp Park, 46th and Avenue U., 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

May 12….Heroes Health and Safety - All ages are welcome to Safety City to learn about fun and safety this summer! Heroes Adventure Fun Run starts at 8 a.m. and all ages welcome. Costume optional! The fun run starts at Hodges Community Center through the Arboretum and ends at Safety City for the Health and Safety Fair. If you don't have a superhero mask, we have one for you! Super Hero pictures will be taken before the Fun Run! Hodges Community Center, 4011 University; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

May 12….West Texas Turning Point Garage Sale - This garage sale benefits West Texas Turning Point...a Non-Profit group providing activities for persons with physical challenges. Activities include wheelchair basketball, archery, bowling, fishing, hand crank bikes and many social activities for both participant and family members. Thanks to the generous donation of a storage building from A-Plus Super Storage, items will be accepted from now until a week prior to the event. Please only contribute items that are clean, in working order, or gently used. They will not accept old style televisions or CRT computer monitors. If you have anything you’d like to contribute, please call Anna Herring at 806-549-5824, and leave a message or e-mail them at The group will also be raffling off a 32-inch flat screen Sony TV. For more information or to purchase raffle tickets, please call Anna at 549-5824. Trader’s Market, 1201 84th Street; 9 a..m.- 4 p.m.

May 12….Sounds of West Texas Music Concert - Bring your mother for a night out on the town to the sounds of West Texas "The Young and the Ageless" concert! It would be a great Mother's Day weekend for her. This show will feature super-talented young people and some very seasoned performers singing classic and current country, pop nostalgia and gospel music. This show will feature the following performers: Larry Allen, Cody Angel, Lesley Arbona, Brittney Bennett, Susan Browning, Steve Burrus, Mike Carraway, Martin Duckett, Blaine Eubanks, Ray Espinoza, Holly Heatwole, Brenda Hopkins, Kaci Keltz, Kassidy King, Jessica Kirk, Donnetta Lippe, Bryan Martin, Donnie Martin, Lance May, Wade McNutt, Wally Moyers, Jack Neal (friend and first radio singing partner with Buddy Holly), Karleigh Porterfield, Lucy Dean Record, Tyler Richardson, Hunter Sides, Reagan Sides, Shanna Sides, Betty Smith, Brent Smith, Keith Smith, South Plains Old Timers, True Blue-Blue Grass Group, Mark Wallney, Terry Westbrook, and Tyler Westbrook. Tickets are now on sale at Select-a-Seat (806.770.2000), can be purchased at the door, and are general admission. Prices are $15 for adults, $7 for children (4-12), $10 for college students (ask about group rates for 10 or more) Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 p.m.

"Wizards of Pop!" Exhibition Will Appeal to Kids and Parents Alike!

On exhibit now through June:
Museum of TTU: Wizards of Pop Exhibition
- The Museum of Texas Tech University is pleased to announce the showing of the traveling exhibition Wizards of Pop! Sabuda & Reinhart. Celebrated children's books creators Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart are the best-known pop-up book artists working today. Sabuda, originally from Pinckney, MI, and Reinhart, originally from Cedar Rapids, IA, work in a shared studio in New York, where they have created a series of hand-crafted pop-up books that are both intriguing and breathtaking at the turn of every page. Wizards of Pop! Sabuda & Reinhart includes more than 80 images from 16 picture and pop-up books. The book art shows a variety of media and techniques, with artworks in batik, marbleized paper mosaic, and delicate cut-paper, and pop-up books rendered in pencil, marker, watercolor, acrylic, and linoleum block print. Also, the exhibition features exciting two-dimensional artworks from books such as "Saint Valentine", "The Blizzard's Robe", "The Paper Dragon" and innovative 3-D pages from "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", the "Encyclopedia Prehistorica" series, "Young Naturalist's Pop-Up Handbook: Beetles and Butterflies", "Cinderella", and "STAR WARS: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxies".
To request special assistance, contact the Museum Education office at or call 742-2432. Stay up to date with MoTTU exhibitions and events at Parking and admission are free. Museum of TTU Gallery 2, located at 4th Street and Indiana Avenue.

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

Trivia Question: Which former guitarist for Lubbock native Joe Ely later made a name for himself in Austin before moving to Seattle, Washington where he became a favorite in that music city as a solo artist ???

Answer: Ian Moore

Winners: Stan T.
and Diana L., both of Lubbock

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
May 19….Katie Kicks Prader Willi Fndraiser
May 19….Hodges Summer Open House
May 19….Buddy Holly Center: “The Science of Sound”
May 19….40th Anniversary Solo Squares Dance
May 25-26…“EPIC: The Timeless Tale of Extravagant Love”

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