April 23, 2015
"Greetings from Lubbock!"


April 24….Feed the Flock 2015 - The ”Feed The Flock” event is an annual fundraiser that is purposed to bring together our community in unity for a night of ministry through music. Cost is $10.00. This year the musicians featured are Soldiers of God, KJ-52, Derek Minor, Propaganda and Trip Lee. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 6 p.m.

April 24….The Wine & Food Foundation 2nd Annual Cork & Pork - The event will feature a whole hog & fixings, music by Gary Nix & West Texas, Great Plains Dist. beer, along with McPherson Cellars and Llano Estacado wine. Ticket prices are $35 for members and $45 for non-members and include food and drink tickets. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Put on your dancin' shoes and come join the fun! The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas is a nonprofit with a passion for wine and food for better health and well-being of the community. The organization hosts public wine and food events, educational opportunities, and a wine auction in the Southwest funding culinary scholarships, educational grants and other deserving causes. Bayer Ag Museum, 1121 Canyon Drive; 7 – 11 p.m.

April 24….Tribute to Bon Jovi, Journey, Aerosmith – Musically speaking - it doesn't get any more exciting than this! Mega-hitsongsmade famous by rock bands that are bigger than life! Come see how we do Bon Jovi, Journey and Aerosmith at the Cactus Theater! Get ready for "Livin' on a Prayer", "Don't Stop Believin'", "Dream On" and many more classic tunes! You will love this concert. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating . Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


April 24 - 25
....CATS presents: Faith County - Somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the south, there's a place where the bee-hive hairdo is still the rage and Saturday nights are reserved for the tractor pull in nearby Pickler. A colorful collection of good ole' country folk gather 'round for this year's county fair, and there's stiff competition in the arts and crafts category. This play was written by Mark Landon Smith and directed by Mackenzie Mealem. Doors will open at 7:00 pm and showtime is 7:30 pm. Tickets: $14 for adults and $12 for students/seniors. Children and Adults Theatrical Studio, 2257 34th Street.

April 24 - 25 (Repeats May 1 - 2)….Hub Performing Arts School: “Caged Bird” - Hub Performing Arts School's Advanced Team will be presenting “Caged Bird” a musical based off of Maya Angelou's poem "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings". This amazing show is about the "cages" we create in our lives or are created for us. The entire show was created by the Advanced Performance Team. It features: acting, dance and songs. Enjoy musical theater songs like "Revolting Children" from Matilda along with old favorites like "Let it Be" and pop songs like "Rumor Has it" and "Human." Original songs and text from team members will be included as well. Don't miss this show! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 806-577-2978. All Saints Episcopal School Commons Theater, 3222 103rd St; Friday: 7 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., May 1 at 7 p.m. and May 2 at 2 p.m


April 25….Arboretum Plant Sale – Come and support this annual plant sale to benefit the Arboretum and its ongoing projects. Sale features water-wise perennials, herbs and specialty plants that grow well in Lubbock. Experts on hand to answer your questions. Adults and families welcome. Admission is free. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum 4111 University Ave; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

April 25….Ladies Spring Event - Inviting all ladies! Come spend a morning pampering yourself and home! Enjoy a new dessert recipe, be inspired with beauty and home décor DIY crafts, and learn easy workout tips. Enter to win a massage gift card at the event! This is a free event and will benefit Women’s Protective Services. Betenbough New Home Center, 6517 82nd Street; 10 a.m.- Noon.

April 25….Fish & Foosball - Lubbock, if you are hungry and want to take part in something fun, please come to the 3rd Annual Fish Fry & Human Foosball Tournament! All proceeds will be benefiting the Lubbock Neighborhood Association. The great Lubbock owned and operated, River Smith's is Catering this event, so come enjoy some good food! Life-size foosball tournament is taking place with local teams to help raise money and have some fun. Heck, if you don't want to play, I know you want to come watch and see what it's all about! Fish Fry Tickets are $10 per plate. Team registration is $150. For more information or to register a team: Go to fishandfoosball.com or contact: Toni Spray (806) 749 – 5862 or toni.spray@gmail.com. Miller Park (South of Loop 289 - between Indiana and Memphis); 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

April 25....The Roundtable presents: Kurt Kiser, KJTV Channel 34 Television News: Behind the Scenes in Media - 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. Public is invited $15 per person limited menu includes beverage and dessert. There are no membership fees or dues. 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 is 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

April 25….Safety City Birthday Celebration - Safety City is turning 22 and we couldn’t celebrate without you! See how we have evolved throughout our 22 years and meet the people who made this happen. Admission is free. Safety City, 44th & Avenue U; 3 – 5 p.m.

April 25….National Picnic Day - It’s National Picnic Day! Hodges wants you to bring out your family and friends to celebrate National Picnic Day, with live music and kids activities. Bring your outdoor chairs, coolers and picnic baskets and join in the fun! Admission is free. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University; 5 – 8 p.m.

April 25….Maid Marian in a Stolen Car - The Lubbock Memorial Civic Theatre presents "Greater Tuna" creator and master storyteller, Jaston Williams in the Lubbock Debut of "Maid Marian in a Stolen Car." Jaston’s hilarious new solo show is about his life in the theatre – both on stage and behind the scenes. Creator/Actor Jaston Williams describes Maid Marian… with charming simplicity: “Theatre is about sharing experiences, and I happen to live in a world full of characters and strange circumstances. Maid Marian in a Stolen Car is a comedy about life, and the moments that may not be funny while they happen to you, but are hysterical when someone else can observe them. Some of the best stories come about when everything goes wrong. Some of my funniest and greatest moments of theatre are notorious disasters that everyone has experienced in one way or another.” Be prepared to laugh out loud as Jaston recalls a San Antonio production of Hamlet that mimicked the Battle of the Alamo. Learn why you can’t do “trust exercises” with a multiple personality. And experience his recreation of the wildest Maid Marian since they chopped down Sherwood Forest. For tickets call Select-A-Seat at 806-770-2000. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.

April 25 - 26….Gun & Blade Show
– General admission is $6.00, children under 12 are free, $1.00 off active military w/id $1.00 off NRA w/id. Only 1 discount/special can be used at a time. This Lubbock gun show is hosted by Silver Spur Trade Shows of Texas. All federal, state and local firearm ordinances and laws must be obeyed. For more information call (806) 253-1322 or visit http://www.silverspurtradeshows.com. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

April 26….Tallis Scholars in Concert - The world-renowned vocal ensemble returns to FUMC to present a concert of works by Josquin, Byrd, and Arvo Part. Free admission and childcare is provided. Reception to follow the concert. First United Methodist Church; 1411 Broadway; 5 p.m.

April 26….Boys & Girls Club of Lubbock Pitch Hit & Run - Pitch, Hit & Run provides 7-14 year olds an opportunity to participate, free of charge, in an exciting baseball/softball skills competition in the safest atmosphere possible. This event is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the FUN element of baseball/softball. Registration is FREE for all participants! AGE GROUPS: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 with boys and girls competing separately. Please register at any of the Local Boys and Girls Clubs of Lubbock or registration will begin at 5:15 p.m. April 26, 2015 at Dan Law Field. For more information please contact the Boys & Girls Club of Lubbock Admin office @ (806)792-2880 or email AJ McCleod at amccleod@lubbockbgc.org. Texas Tech Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park, 2901 Drive of Champions; 5:30 p.m


April 29….3rd Annual Iron Horse Film Fest - Each spring, we host an evening of short-short films (a mini festival of video essays and stories and poems) to raise awareness for the journal and generate production money for the next year. This year’s festival will feature the winner and finalist of our 2014 Video Lit Competition as well as shorts by John Bresland, National Book Critics Circle Winner Claudia Rankine, Heid E. Erdrich, Stephen Dunn, and IHLR staff, as well as many others. Don’t think for one second these films capture writers simply standing in front of a camera and reading their work or playing guitars along to some favorite poems. Video literature is a new form; it got its start in 2011 when John Bresland coined the term and began curating a collection of these films for TriQuarterlyMagazine. Back then, no one was really sure what the form should look like; we originally told people to think of that 2013 Super Bowl commercial for Ram Trucks, narrated by Paul Harvey, called “God Made a Farmer.” Today, even commercial publications like National Geographic and Atavist.com have started mounting video essays as additions to their print publications or as highlighted reels for their online content. Last year, National Geographic announced its partnership with the U.S. Department of State to establish the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship. Digital storytelling has arrived! The videos we’ll be showing—the winners and the pieces we’ve commissioned—are works of art that combine visuals, sound, technical skills, serious research, written text, and narrators speaking directly to the audience and from the heart. The topics of our 2015 line-up cover a wide spectrum: we’ve got films on the downfall of Detroit, corndogs, adoption,social media, capital murder, the other woman, homecomings after war, vultures, and much more. This year, refreshments will be available through Drafthouse, and Iron Horse will be on site, starting at 6:30 p.m. to get the party started. As always, there’s lots of red carpet swag to take home. Admission is free with a current TTU ID; it’s $9 for the general public. Cocktails are available at Glass Half Full. Purchase tickets at the door or at http://drafthouse.com/lubbock/lubbock. For more info: 806.438.2385 • ihlr.mail@gmail.com. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 120 West Loop 289; Doors open at 7 p.m. and films start at 7:30 p.m.

This Week's Trivia Question.....

This week, 1 winner will be chosen to receive a Family 5-pack to the Pirates and Treasure Exhibit at the Science Spectrum.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us using the fun phrase "Pirates Ticket Treasure" at info@lubbockfunclub.com

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.

The deadline for this contest is Sunday at midnight and the winner will be contacted Monday by mid-afternoon..

Question: Jean Lafitte was a real-life pirate who provided assistance to America in which war ???

Good luck to all!

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

May 1….First Friday Art Trail
May 1 – 2….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: Carmen
May 1-3, 8-10, 15-17….Crimes of the Heart
May 2….Running the Ropes
May 2 - 3….Gem and Mineral Society's 57th Annual Sale
May 9….Wire Drawings
May 16….Radio Play

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