March 12, 2015


March 13….New Neighbors Luncheon - Graphic designer and mixed media artist Pat Maines will speak at the New Neighbors Club Luncheon. Pat is well known for her logo designs for such entities as Buddy Holly Center, Ballet Lubbock, Bernia Sewing Studio and others. Also, she is responsible for all print matter for the TTU Lecture & Performance Series. In her presentation, she will introduce over 100 1” to one foot scale dwellings along with the treasures with which she puts them together. You do not need to be new to Lubbock or a member to attend this event. Cost for the Luncheon is $14 and reservations are required. For more information about the Luncheon or Club activities, contact Mary Valentini at 799-4450 or email: Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway; 10:30 a.m.

March 13….Precious Memories: A Night of Celebration at the Cactus Theater
- In 2014, we presented four spirit filled concerts featuring Christian music ranging from your favorite hymns, country gospel, the music of Bill Gaither, and other wonderful Christian artists who had touring ministries in the 70's and 80's. We even threw in some Bluegrass gospel!! From toe tapping, hand clapping, old fashioned praise music, to the beautiful inspirational music provided by some of the most popular Christian writers of all time. This concert will cover it all! Your spirit will be lifted and your heart full. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve seats. Tickets are $20.00. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

March 13....Historic Granada of Plainview presents: Nashville Songwriter Bernie Nelson with special guest Steve Burrus
Are you a fan of honest-to-goodness, traditional country music? Two of the most sincere country artists take the stage in a unique concert featuring two of the most legitimate country singers you will hear today - to further benefit restoration of the theatre and to launch Bernie Nelson on his nationwide tour in support of his independent album release "Blue". The writer behind dozens of familiar songs and a veteran of the Nashville music industry, Nelson is joined by South Plains favorite Steve Burrus, a powerhouse baritone singer and veteran of the Branson scene. As an added bonus, portions of this concert will be filmed for a national music video to promote the song "Plainview". Tickets are only $10 and available in Plainview at Broadway Brew, Grumpy's Grill, Plainview Chamber of Commerce, through Select-a-Seat outlets and online at or by calling 770-2000. Tickets also available at the door. 812 Broadway, downtown Plainview, Texas. Doors open at 7; concert begins at 8 pm.

March 13-14….Celebrity Attractions presents: Camelot -
Experience CAMELOT’s “one brief shining moment” as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theatre’s most legendary musicals. Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty, and brotherhood in this four-time Tony Award® winning show. Intimate and fresh, never has this story of passion, pageantry and betrayal been more captivating. The celebrated score includes the classics “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood,” and the title song, “Camelot.” Audience Recommendation: Celebrity Attractions recommends .Camelot for audiences ages 11 years and older. This is only to be used as a suggestion for you and your child. Each child is different and the decision to attend this show should be made by the parent or guardian. For tickets call (800) 784-9494. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.


March 14….Insane Inflatable 5k Run -
The Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to your neck of the woods! Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world. Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced. Here’s your chance to be a kid at heart, and insane by choice! Visit for more information and to register. Burl Huffman Athletic Complex, Texas 289 Loop Frontage Road & Landmark Lane; 9 a.m.

March 14…..The Roundtable Presents:
Glenn Robertson, City Mayor, State of the City Message - Our luncheons are held at Hillcrest Country Club 4011 N Boston Ave, Lubbock. North on University past State Supported 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 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:

March 14….Xeriscape WorkshopThis is a new family friendly dual workshop, which includes a free informational talk for adults about Xeriscaping, its benefits, aesthetics and importance, while at the same time kids 12 and under can create art with stones for a small fee of $7. For more information or to register please call 806.775.3562. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave; 1 – 3 p.m.

March 14….Night Hike -
Experience the nocturnal nature of Yellowhouse Draw and tour the night sky at our "Landmark After Dark" night hike. Night hikes begin at dusk, 30 minutes before the official time of sunset. Tonight, sunset is at 7:54 p.m., so we will begin at 7:24 p.m. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Night hikes are always held, weather permitting. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Dr.

March 14…. Ray Wylie Hubbard at the Cactus Theater -
The legendary Austin singer/songwriter best known for his smash hit “Up Against The Wall (Redneck Mother)”, Ray Wylie Hubbard will romp and stomp at the Cactus Theater. Born in Oklahoma,. he moved to Austin early on and took his place as one of the founders of the cosmic cowboy movement of the '70s. The Cactus proudly offers an opportunity to once again experience the music of an honored legendary Texas singer/songwriter. Be prepared to get your smile on! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve seats. Tickets are $25.00. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 8 p.m.

March 14....Songwriter Showcase: Up Close with Bernie Nelson -
Fans of great storytelling in song have a unique opportunity to experience a "living room" type concert by one of Nashville's great country tunesmiths this Saturday night at the Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe. Bernie Nelson has been writing hits for a "who's who" of Music City for over 30 years. Randy Travis, Trace Adkins, Conway Twitty, Wynonna, Chris Ledoux, John Anderson, Pam Tillis, Kris Kristofferson and dozens more have recorded his tunes. His song "Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind" went to #1 on the Billboard charts and earned "million airplay" status. Limited tickets are available for this intimate showcase featuring the stories behind the songs and a chance for music fans and aspiring songwriters alike. This is the first-ever ticketed event for the shop and 100% of sales go to the artist - now embarking on a nationwide tour to promote his new independent album. Of particular note, Bernie has included two songs written about our region - "Plainview" and "Locked Up in Lubbock" - which are sure to delight. A truly talented songwriter and a unique listening opportunity you don't want to miss! Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Tickets available exclusively at the Holly Hop so pick yours up before the show. Limited seating of 50 to 70. Showcase performance starts promptly at 9:15 after the shop closes so arrive early if you want a treat or refreshment before the music begins. Tickets only $ bring the family...tell your REAL country music friends...but don't miss this rare chance to hear a major Nashville songwriter share the stories behind the music. Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe, 3404-34th Street; 9:00 p.m.

This Week's Trivia Contest....

This week, 2 winners will be chosen to receive a pair of tickets to Celebrity Attractions' presentation of "Camelot" on Friday night (that's TOMORROW!).

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us using the fun phrase "Spring Forward Rewind" at:

Be sure to include your DAYTIME PHONE NUMBER so we may get the tickets to you easily. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or the surrounding area so please include your hometown info.

Deadline for this contest is Friday morning (TOMORROW!) by 10 am and the winners will be notified by noon.

Two-part question: In the U.S., daylight savings time was first introduced in what year and by which president?

You must provide the year and president to have a complete answer.

Good luck to all!

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

March 16 – 20….Spring Break Staycation
March 18 - 21.....Just Between Friends Consignment Sale
March 27- 29, April 3-5, 10-12….Altar Boyz
March 28….Nose Art
March 28....9th Annual Operation HOPE Banquet
March 28....26th Annual Ragin' Cajun Benefit

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