February 5, 2015


February 5….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at the original Orlando’s location. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! RSVP by email to – sossingles45@yahoo.com or Robbie, 790-7578 or Jan at 778-0419. Come have a great time and share a meal together! Tell a friend or bring a friend...but whatever you do, come join the fun with our group at Orlando’s, 24th & Ave Q; 6:30 p.m.


February 6….Splash of Red ll - The Legacy Event Center and the West Texas Watercolor Society are proud to host “Splash of Red II.” This 2nd annual exhibit celebrates the color red in many forms of original and new media. Over 60 paintings are on display through February and will be for sale, as well as jewelry by Linda Adkins and Jackie DeVore. The public is invited to this opening event. Patrons are encouraged to vote for the People’s Choice Award for the paintings which will be presented at the end of February. Weekday hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or by appointment. Please call 806-792-2723 ext. 3290 for more information. The Legacy Event Center is a project of the YWCA of Lubbock. 20% of all purchases help to fund its mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. Legacy Event Center, 14th and Avenue O; 5:30 – 8 p.m.

February 6….Mommy’s Little Sweetheart Dinner and Dance - Come spend the evening with your special little man. Hodges Community Center is hosting their Annual Mommy’s Little Sweetheart dinner and dance. Reservations for this mother-son event are $20/couple and $10/additional child. Together, you’ll enjoy a special dinner, dance the night away, and take home pictures to cherish forever. Reservations are required as space is limited. Call Stephanie Brady at 767-3706. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University Avenue 6 - 8 p.m.

February 6….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.

February 6….Real Country: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, George Strait, & Alan Jackson
- There is no doubt; these three legendary country singers are the REAL THANG. They do country right!!! There is not a young country artist in the business today that wasn't influenced by these masters. The Cactus Theater is proud to present your favorite West Texas country singers with the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine performing the music of these three musical giants!! It doesn't get any better than this! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating $20. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


February 6 – 7….The Friends of the Library Book Lovers Sale – This is a half-price sale of The Friends of the Lubbock Public Library and the prices are just unbelievable. Everything will be half price: this includes all regular books, better books, best books, movie VHS' and DVD's, framed art, grab bags, puzzles and more. Regular paperbacks will sell for 25 cents and regular hard covers will cost 50 cents apiece. Please, note that the Friends of the Lubbock Public Library will accept cash or checks only; payments by debit and credit cards will not be allowed. For more information, visit our Face Book page https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheLibraryLubbock. For more information call 775-2852. Mahon Library basement, 1306 9th St; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
February 6 – 7….2015 Vertical Plains Adventure Festival – This is a weekend celebration of the world we live in with a little climbing thrown in. The weekend will commence with the Reel Rock Film Tour, which brings the best in climbing and adventure films to local audiences across the globe. The Vertical Plains Climbing Competition, West Texas' best competition for skilled and beginning rock climbers, will take place on Saturday. Over the course of the years, we have had teams from as far away as Northern Iowa come to view the film festival, compete, and claim prizes. Returning and first-time participants will be sure to find that this is the best Vertical Plains yet! Visit http://www.depts.ttu.edu/recsports/specialevents for more details. On the campus of Texas Tech University.


February 7....The Roundtable presents: Tim Collins, Chair, Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences - Progress on proposed performing arts center. What's in store for 2015? Our luncheons are held at Hillcrest Country Club 4011 N Boston Ave, Lubbock. North on University past State Living Facility to Newcomb, left for about 4 blocks and you will come to the entrance of the Country Club at Boston and Newcomb. We meet from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with registration and meal selection at 11 along with networking so we are ready to begin the meeting at 11:30. There are no membership fees or dues. Attendees each pay $15.00. Any extra proceeds goes to the Dudley E. Faver/Adolph Hanslik endowed scholarship to benefit TTU Honors College students. Our Saturday luncheons are a great way to (1) learn more about current global/US/Texas/Lubbock issues and events, (2) meet other people in area who may become lifetime friends (3) feel more at home in Lubbock. Most wear business or business-casual attire. No RSVP necessary. Show up whenever your schedule allows, feel free to bring a guest(s) and email this invitation to anyone you think might be interested. Questions: email Marie Evans - Chair: MEvans1398@aol.com.

February 7….Children’s Dental Health Fair - Join the South Plains District Dental Society for their annual Children’s Dental Health Fair at the Science Spectrum. This annual health awareness fair is always a huge family hit. Not only will families receive invaluable oral health information and lots of free “toothy” giveaways, but will also have a blast doing it! Best of all, the event and regular Science Spectrum Museum admission is totally *FREE to all children up to age 12. This is a great opportunity for families that may not regularly attend the Science Spectrum to try it out and see all the great family fun and learning that awaits them!

Enjoy These FREE* Activities:

Meet members of TTU Spirit Squad! (1:00 - 2:00 pm)
Children’s Dental Health Screenings by a Dentist!
Kids Toothbrush & Dental Health Giveaways!
Lots of Booths with Great Oral Health Information!
Tons of Cool Games and Prizes!
Face Painting & Balloons!
Awesome Door Prizes!

Children up to age 12 will be admitted *FREE to the Science Spectrum Museum from 10:00am until 2:00pm only. (*All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Regular OMNI Theater rates apply to all individuals.)

Adult Tickets into the Science Spectrum Museum: $8.00. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

February 7….The Lubbock Heritage Society: History of the Nicolett Hotel and Early Lubbock - Learn about the early history of Lubbock featuring Dr. Paul Carlson, retired professor of history at TTU. Free to the public. Plenty of parking and valet is available. For more info contact Sonja Gotcher at 799-1905 or valentinesonja@aol.com. Southwest Collection on the TTU campus, 15th St. & Detroit Ave / the Formby Room; 2 – 4 p.m.

February 7….Daddy’s Little Valentine Dinner and Dance - Dads! Enjoy a special time with your little girl! Hodges Community Center is hosting their 5th Annual Daddy’s Little Valentine dinner and dance. Reservations for this father-daughter event are $20/couple and $10/additional child. Together, you will enjoy a night of dancing, delicious dinner, and priceless photographs. Reservations are required as space is limited. Call Stephanie Brady at 767-3706. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University
Avenue 6 - 8 p.m.

February 7…. 2014 Llano Wine & Chocolate Fantasia
- The Llano Wine & Chocolate Fantasia was created to promote interaction among culinarians, foster alliances for students, give culinarians in the South Plains area the opportunity to gain experience in a competitive setting, and expose the public to an original event which they will not soon forget. Tickets to the event are $50.00 and proceeds go to the Parkinson's Society of West Texas as well as to fund scholarship for local chefs. Entry grants you access to as many chocolate samples as you can taste as well as complimentary wine by the glass. While tickets are available, please call our tasting room at (806)745-2258 to order. Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 East FM 1585, Slaton, TX; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

February 7….Magic Moments of the '50s, '60s, '70s - The Cactus Theater has presented shows featuring the various decades of music since it's beginning. In keeping with the tradition of presenting huge variety shows with a big band, background vocal group, and cutting edge singers; we proudly present a fresh, new show featuring the magical music of the '50s, '60s, and '70s. It will feature many of your favorite Cactus stars! It's the best twenty bucks you'll ever spend! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 for tickets. Reserved $20. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


February 8….Celtic Ensemble Winter Concert – Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus; 8 p.m.

February 9….Monday Night Magic - Does your kid love to act, sing and dance? Then Hub Performing Arts School's Monday Night Magic Class might be just the place for them. The class meets for twelve weeks on Mondays 5:30-7:00 and students learn acting, singing and dance skills and show off those skills at the end of the class with the performance of a short musical. Great way to see if your child has STAR material! Spring class begins Monday, Feb. 9th. Information regarding registration can be found at: www.hubperformingartsschool.com or by emailing hub@hubperformingartsschool.com.


February 10….Valentine’s Day Workshop with Pat Maines - All ages are invited to join us for a workshop to create something special for that someone special. Lead by artist Pat Maines, this workshop will include an assortment of mixed media techniques to make a truly unique Valentine’s Day gift. Nothing comes from the heart like art! Cost is $7.00. For more info or to register call 806.775.3562. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave; 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

February 10….TTU Presidential Lecture and Performance Series Presents: Cokie Roberts - Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, providing analysis for all network news programming. She is also a political commentator for NPR. From 1996-2002 she co-anchored the weekly ABC interview program This Week. In her more than forty years in broadcasting, she has won countless awards, including three Emmys. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, and was cited by the American Women in Radio and Television as one of the fifty greatest women in the history of broadcasting. Ms. Roberts holds more than twenty honorary degrees, serves on the boards of several non-profit institutions and President Bush appointed her to his Commission on Service and Civic Participation. In 2008 the Library of Congress named her a “Living Legend,” one of the very few Americans to have attained that honor. For tickets call Select A Seat at 770-2000. Allen Theatre in the Student Union Building of Texas Tech University; 7 p.m.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....
February 12….Seniors Sweetheart Dance
February 13….New Neighbors Valentine Luncheon
February 13-15...LCT presents: "Almost, Maine"

February 14….Funky Junk Roundup
February 14….Science Spectrum: Pirates & Treasure
February 14….2nd Annual Norwegian Heritage Baking Fest
February 14….Valentine's Dinner and Dance
February 15….6th Annual Father & Daughter Valentines Dance

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