February 28, 2013


February 28….Imagine Lubbock Music - The Cactus Theater presents this new series, Imagine Lubbock Music, which will be held the last Thursday of each month and will feature outstanding original music by many composers from this area. General admission $5. For more information visit www.cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m


February 28 – March 2....Cradles 2 Crayons Consignment Sale
- 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. Visit http://www.cradles2crayons.net for daily hours and more information. Highland Baptist Activities Center, 4229 34th Street.

March 1…. 24th Annual Mayors’ Beans and Cornbread Luncheon - Hospice of Lubbock’s largest fundraiser of the year is hosted by mayors from all over the region. Enjoy beans, cornbread, dessert and drinks, catered by Riversmith’s. Add a Klemke’s Raider – Alley Sausage link to your plate for $2. While you’re eating, enjoy live music from the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine and the Stars of the Cactus Theater. Waiters are comprised of local celebrities and community leaders and a “Tip Your Waiter Contest” will also take place during the luncheon, with all proceeds going to Hospice of Lubbock. 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 www.hospiceoflubbock.org. 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. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

March 1…."Friday Fiesta at Maxey" - The theme for our party is "Celebrate Spring." Activities include: monster egg craft, pizza dinner - (cheese, hamburger, pepperoni & cheese), beverage - juice drink, sweet treat - powder / chocolate doughnuts, Easter egg scavenger hunt, bunny tag, egg in a bottle relay race, and a movie. Cost is $10 per child. Call 806-767-3796 to reserve your spot now. Exact cash or checks made payable to Maxey Center, City of Lubbock will be accepted. Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street; 6–10 p.m.

March 1….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. 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 trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District from 6-9 p.m.

March 1….Presidential Lecture and Performance Series: Jazz Pianist Nachito Herrera - Widely-recognized as a young genius in his native Cuba, Nachito Herrera made his world debut at the age of twelve, performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Havana Symphony Orchestra. His love of classical music quickly combined with traditional Cuban rhythms, and today Herrera is a leader in the Latin jazz world. Boasting both a Grammy and Emmy nomination, he has shared the stage with such notable musicians as Doc Severinsen, McCoy Tyner, Tito Fuentes and Chick Corea. During the 1990s he was the Music Director at the Tropicana in Havana and of the famed jazz group Cubanismo. In 2001, he moved to the United States and has toured the United States extensively as a member of The Afro Cuban All Stars and has appeared at the Omaha Jazz & Blues Festival and at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreaux Jazz Festival with Cubanismo. There will be an opportunity to meet Herrera at a CD signing immediately following the concert. 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 one free ticket with valid ID at the SUB information booth located at the entrance to the Allen Theatre on the campus of Texas Tech University. For more information, please contact Jo Moore at 806.742.0700, by email at jo.moore@ttu.edu or visit www.presidentialseries.ttu.edu. Allen Theatre, located in the Student Union Building of Texas Tech University; 7 p.m.

March 1….Cactus Theater: Joe Ely Unplugged -
The annual Joe Ely acoustic concert remains one of the favorite Cactus Theater productions of the year. Tickets are $35.00 and $30.00 and can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233. For more information visit www.cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m

March 1-2….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Classical 4: Bowdacious -
The LSO welcomes spring to the High Plains of West Texas with a presentation featuring fiery violinist Robert Chen, Concertmaster for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Chen will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s virtuosic Violin Concerto in E Minor. The presentation will also include Mikhail Glinka’s stirring Ruslan and Ludmila Overture and conclude with Johannes Brahm’s sumptuous and soul-searching Symphony No. 2, Opus 73 in D Major. To purchase tickets call (806) 762-1688 or visit the official symphony website at http://www.lubbocksymphonyorchestra.org. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.

March 1-3….WTHBA Home and Garden Show
Come and see new ideas for your home and garden. Listen to experts and visit venders with great information on money saving ideas and ways to go green. Tickets are $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for ages 12 and under. Visit www.wthba.com for more information. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. Hours are: Friday: 5-8 p.m., Saturday: 9-6 p.m., Sunday: noon – 6 p.m.

March 1-3
....Lubbock Community Theatre: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” - In this hilarious tale of overachievers' angst, six adolescent outsiders in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. And in the process, they learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. Music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman. Additional Material by Jay Reiss and directed by Jay C. Brown. Rated PG-13. Tickets can be reserved by calling (806) 749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4230 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m.

March 2….Vendors & Vets - Please join in supporting our veterans and vendors. This is the first annual fundraiser to support the American Legion and Auxiliary. There will be one of kind gifts and products from vendors all over the South Plains. If you are interested in becoming a vendor for this event please contact Betty Roller at 806-239-9659. American Legion building off of Milwaukee Avenue and Marsha Sharp Freeway; 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

March 2….Happy Birthday to You, Dr. Seuss – Read Across America Day encourages children to develop a love for reading. Join us for Dr. Seuss stories, family crafts and snacks. Sponsored by Jumpstart AmeriCorps and Texas Tech University. Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street; 10 a.m.- noon.

March 2….7th Annual Severe Weather Awareness Day - The Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society at Texas Tech University, along with KCBD News Channel 11, the National Weather Service, and the Science Spectrum, will be hosting Lubbock's 7th Annual Severe Weather Awareness Day at the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater. Activities will include hands-on weather experiments for kids of all ages, live weather demonstrations with tornado and lightning simulators, 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.*Special Appearance at this Year’s Event! Meet Director and Star of the OMNI Theater film Tornado Alley, Sean Casey, along with his tank-like TIV (Tornado Intercept Vehicle). 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 researchers and chasers and get closer to real tornadoes than most would ever dare! For additional film information visit www.tornadoalleymovie.com.

Forecasters from the National Weather Service (NWS) office that serves the South Plains area, whose regional offices are located in the Science Spectrum building, will also be providing a Skywarn Storm Spotter Training, and Tornado / Severe Weather Safety Talks to the public.

NWS Skywarn Storm Spotter Training – 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
NWS Tornado Safety Talks – 12:30 & 3 p.m. (approx. 30 mins. per)

Come out and meet John Robison, 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 and Exhibit Hall. *Standard ticket rates apply for all OMNI Theater films and museum admission. Showtimes for Tornado Alley on Saturday:11 a.m.,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 & OMNI Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289;
10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

March 2….The Arts on the Square: International Artist’s Exhibit - The Slaton galleries and art community are proud to feature the culture, heritage and creativity of local artists showcasing their most prominent native-inspired creations. The event is located in downtown Slaton, Texas, and is hosted by eight local art galleries located directly on the square. Each art gallery will be hosting a hand-selected number of artists and their compositions. Artists having works on display include over 40 local art professionals, Texas Tech University Art Faculty and Texas Tech art students. Though the artists reside in West Texas, most began their lives in international communities and villages including Nigeria, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, South Korea, Taiwan, England, Mexico and more. Expect to journey through Slaton’s downtown square and experience the emotion and passion these artists have for their native lands. The exhibition will include hand-crafted jewelry, paintings, doll art, photography and a variety of sculpture. In addition, plan to enjoy each experience as you listen and recall the beautifully articulated poets reading their masterpieces. Artists and gallery owners expected to participate include Adewale Adenle, Tina Fuentes, Yuan-ta Hsu, Ronja Vieth, Ken Tsai, Carolina Arrellanos, Sara Waters of Waters South Gallery, Sang Mi Yoo and more artists. Prepare yourself for the exquisite exhibit by visiting local artist’s websites such as Adewale Adenale at www.adewleadenle.com or Lahib Jaddo at www.lahibjaddo.com or contact local Slaton artist and In Between Gallery owner, Skip Crawford at skip@auntskip.com for more information about the exhibition. Downtown Slaton, Texas (15 mi. southeast of Lubbock on Hwy. 84); 4 - 9 p.m.

March 2....6th Annual Wishing Bowl Affair - Llano Estacado Clay Guild will kick-off their sixth Wishing Bowl Affair benefiting the Covenant Children’s Hospital. Llano Estacado Clay Guild potters have created more than 200 handcrafted ceramic bowls for the event, during which attendees can select a one-of-a-kind bowl and fill it with their choice of gourmet soups provided by area chefs and restaurants. The cost of the event ($25 per ticket) includes beverages, dessert items and the artist’s bowl is theirs to keep. In addition to the Clay Guild potter’s bowls, attendees may choose from silent auction bowls decorated by young patients at the Children’s Hospital. The Wishing Bowl Affair includes a silent auction and live music by Allister Morris. To purchase tickets call 806-762-8606 or visit www.lhuca.org. Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts Ice House at 511 Avenue K; 6:30 – 9 p.m.

March 2….The Lubbock Chorale Annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction: "An Affair to Remember" –The music for the annual auction and dinner concert comes from the boundlessly rich legacy of motion pictures, and there will be abundant opportunities to enjoy the great solo talent of Chorale members in addition to the full sound of the chorus. This elegant evening concert, with the audience seated at tables of eight, will be held for only the second time in the Chorale’s history in the recently renovated ballroom of the TTU Merket Alumni Center. Everyone is sure to depart humming at least one memorable tune from the silver screen! Tickets available from Select-a-Seat by calling 770-2000. TTU Merket Alumni Center Banquet Hall, 17th Street and University Ave. Cocktails and appetizers at 6:30 p.m. and the performance at 7 p.m.

March 2….Cactus Theater: Countdown of the Top Ten Hits of the '60s, '70s, '80s – This special 30 song conert featuring the remarkable Cactus Theater cast and the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine will present the top hits of these three eras in a creative new format. Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233. For more information about this show, visit www.cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

March 3….Cindy Hughlett in Concert - ICM/MCM recording artist Cindy Hughlett will be featured in this family concert accompanied by 2nd Chance (Bobby Price, Michael Whited, RD Carlile & Chad Roland). Admission is free for this concert. Bacon Heights Baptist Church, located at 5110-54th Street; 5 p.m.
This Week's Trivia Question....

This week 2 winners will be chosen for a Family 4-packs to the Science Spectrum and Omni Theater.

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

Question: What is the approximate top butterfly "flight speed per hour" ???

The deadline for this contest is Sunday at midnight and the winners will be contacted Monday by mid-afternoon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Please be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email so we may get the tickets to you easily. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown in your entry.

Good luck to everyone!

Presidential Photography Exhibit Spotlighted at Tech Museum

February 17 – April 14….The American Presidency in Photographs
- The Museum of Texas Tech University is pleased to announce the traveling exhibition, The American President: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press, scheduled to open February 17, 2013, and run through April 14. Parking and admission are free. Presidential hopefuls burn bright, and then fade. Political parties and poll numbers rise and fall. Presidents pass the torch, administrations change. Through it all, one constant remains: The Associated Press’ coverage of the American president. Ever since Zachary Taylor and the Whig Party won the White House more than 150 years ago, AP reporters and photographers have been the dominant source of presidential news for media across the U.S. and around the world. Much of what we know about President Abraham Lincoln’s masterpiece, the Gettysburg Address, comes from the hand of AP statehouse stenographer Joseph I. Gilbert, who alone transcribed Lincoln’s original text. As President James Garfield lay dying in the White House from an assassin’s bullet, AP reporter Franklin Hathaway Trusdell listened in at the bedroom door for the sound of breathing from the mortally wounded president. Since AP launched its WirePhoto service in 1935, the news cooperative has been no less committed to photographic coverage of the White House. AP photographers accompany the president everywhere. Wearying routine and photo ops can yield in an instant to breaking news that moves the world and dominates front pages, broadcasts and Web sites. “Through their lenses, succeeding generations of AP ‘photodogs’ have captured both the ecstasy and agony of the American Presidency, and contributed in important ways to the historical record of each administration,” writes former President George H.W. Bush in the exhibition’s introduction. AP photographer Ron Edmonds was focused on President Ronald Reagan as the president walked to his limousine after a 1981 speech in Washington. As Reagan waved to onlookers, Edmonds heard strange pops and held his motor drive shutter down. Edmonds’ exclusive photos of the assassination attempt earned him the Pulitzer Prize. For the journalists of the world’s oldest and largest news agency, the mandate of covering the White House remains the same as it was in Lincoln’s day: be accurate, be fair, and be fast. For photographers, who can never catch up to a missed opportunity, it means always keeping your eye on the president. For more information about Museum hours, call 806.742.2490 or email museum.texastech@ttu.edu. Museum of Texas Tech University, Galleries 2 and 5; 4th Street and Indiana Avenue (on the southeast corner).

Maxey Community Center Now Booking Spring Break Campers!

March 11 - 15….Maxey Spring Break Camp
Register Early for Spring Break Camp. For ages 6 -12. Enjoy challenges like...Maxey’s Minute to Win It”, creative scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, wacky world of science experiments, X-Box games, movies and a field trip to Bodywork’s Adrenaline City, Tuesday, March 12th from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Camp Cost: $85.00. Afternoon snack provided. Campers must bring a cold sack lunch and drink. Space is limited! Call for more information at 806-767-3796. Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street; 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Looking at Next Week & Beyond...

March 9 – June 12….Science Spectrum: Butterflies Alive
March 11 - 15….Maxey Spring Break Camp
March 14 – 16…Just Between Friends Spring Sale
March 16….Pinterest on the Road
March 23….Buddy Holly Center Workshop
April 5-6….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: Damn Yankees
April 5-7….Lubbock Community Theatre: Trip to Bountiful
April 20-21…55th Annual Gem and Mineral Show and Sale

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