April 7, 2016


April 7….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at On The Border. 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 On The Border, 6709 Slide Rd; 6:30 p.m.

April 7…. Lubbock Women’s Club Distinguished Speaker Series Presents Stephan Pyles – Stephan Pyles is a pioneer of New American Cuisine, having been at the forefront of the renaissance in American cooking a generation ago. Considered the founding father of Southwestern Cuisine, Pyles has opened 21 restaurants over the last 30 years, including Routh Street Café, Star Canyon and Stampede 66. Pyles has authored four highly successful cookbooks and hosted two seasons of the Emmy Award-Winning PBS series New Tastes from Texas. He was the first person in the Southwest to win a James Beard Award for Best Chef. Pyles has cooked for dignitaries and celebrities around the world, including five American presidents and HRH Queen Elizabeth. There will be featured items from Stephan’s cookbooks on the menu that night.” A tireless philanthropist, Pyles is a founding board member of the Share Our Strength, an international hunger relief organization and received its Humanitarian of the Year award. He is a life board member of the North Texas Food Bank and founded The Hunger Link, Dallas’ perishable food program. Pyles has given $250,000 in culinary scholarships. For reservations call (806) 763-6448. The Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway St; 7 p.m.


April 8….New Neighbors Club Luncheon to Feature Elaine Milam - Lubbock Women’s Club Past President Elaine Milam will present an inspiring story about her experience growing up as a child in the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco, Texas. Her story and that of her brother is weaved into the tapestry she creates. Mrs. Milam is a professional and business woman who is actively involved in the community and advocating for the wellbeing of children. This program is most timely because, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and May is National Foster Care Month. For more information about the Club’s April luncheon or the array of other club activities, contact Mary Valentini at 799-4450 or newneighbors@ymail.com. Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway; 10:30 a.m.

April 8….Faith, Family, Freedom: A Night with the Benghazi Survivors – Southcrest Christian School proudly welcomes the Benghazi survivors to Lubbock for an evening celebrating faith, family and freedom. On Sept. 11, 2012, Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith, an officer for the Foreign Service. Three soldiers - Kris "Tanto" Paronto, Mark "Oz" Geist and John "Tig" Tiegen - fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. These brave men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. The heroes will tell the harrowing, true account of the events that took place when they fought back during the Battle of Benghazi, as featured in the book "13 Hours" and the recent hit movie bearing the same name. A moderator will interview the heroes, getting answers to the relevant questions that still surround the controversial standoff that left two Americans dead. Select-a-Seat are selling General Admission floor and General Admission balcony tickets. The floor is available for $45.00 and the balcony is available for $25.00 (Ticket fees will apply). Proceeds from this event benefit Southcrest Christian School who recently celebrated their 20th Anniversary. Learn more at: http://www.13hoursoftruth.com//. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; Doors open at 6 p.m. and program starts at 6:30 p.m.

April 8….Screening of “Nosferatu” - In collaboration with TTU School of Music and Vernacular Music Center, there will be a screening of the classic cult film “Nosferatu" featuring the traditional music of the TTU Balkan Ensemble and the “symphonic folk” of the Elegant Savages Orchestra. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. LHUCA’s Firehouse Theatre, 511 Avenue K; Doors open at 7 p.m.; Pre-show at 7:15 p.m

April 8….A Tribute to Strait, Jones, Haggard and Travis – Come join a Cactus-style tribute to the music of towering country music legends George Strait, George Jones, Merle Haggard and Randy Travis. Contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


April 8 - 9….Texas Tech University School of Music Spring Opera: The Marriage of Figaro - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro is regarded as a cornerstone of the standard operatic repertoire. It appears among the top ten at the Operabase list of the most-performed operas worldwide. To reserve tickets visit http://music.ttu.edu. Texas Tech University Student Union Building - Allen Theatre - 15th Street & Akron Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


April 8 - 10….Ballet Lubbock Presents “Snow White” - Skip the poison apple and join Ballet Lubbock for another stellar performance as they perform an original production of Snow White. The performance promises to offer entertainment for the entire family! Tickets on sale now through Select-A-Seat: www.selectaseatlubbock.com or 770.2000. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday: 7 p.m., Saturday: 2 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m.

April 8 - 10
(Repeats April 15-17)…LCT: “Other Desert Cities” - Written by Jon Robin Baitz—Playwright and screenwriter for stage, film and television, Baitz is the author and creator of the television series Brothers and Sisters and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for A Fair Country. Other Desert Cities was nominated for numerous awards both on and off Broadway. The play’s events occur around the Christmas 2004 holiday, when the family of Polly and Lyman Wyeth gather in Palm Springs, California. Their daughter Brooke Wyeth returns home after six years and announces to her family that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history—a wound they don’t want re-opened. That event is the suicide of her late brother Henry, who had been involved with the radical underground subculture and Brooke’s book threatens to reveal her family’s long-hidden secret. Directed By Jay C. Brown. Rated PG-13. To reserve tickets, please visit http://lubbockcommunitytheatre.org/. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee offered at 2 p.m.

April 8 - 10 (Repeats April 15-17 and 22-24)….Children and Adult's Theatrical Studio presents: William Shakespeare's Classic Tragedy, "Julius Caesar" - The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony The show is directed by Pat Price and stars 14 actors and actresses playing over 40 roles. To purchase tickets visit http://www.catsplayhouse.com/. Children and Adult's Theatrical Studio, 2257 34th Street; 7:30 p.m.


April 9….TTU Concrete Canoe Races - The Texas Tech Civil Engineer Concrete Canoe Team along with university teams across Texas and New Mexico will be competing to prove that they can make canoes made of concrete not only float but also glide down the lake at the fastest speed. The teams will be racing for bragging rights from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The races will be held on the no-wake side of the lake near the Boot Hill Pavilion. Come early and enjoy a day at Buffalo Springs Lake! For more information visit http://www.buffalospringslake.net/. Buffalo Springs Lake, 9999 High Meadow Road.

April 9….Arboretum Second Saturday Program – The topic for this program is “Sustainable Vegetables: Notill versus strip till and tilled radishes. Three different varieties tested.” The presenters are Russ Plowman and Paul Cranford, graduate students of Dr. Ashley Elle. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University Ave; Join us for coffee at 9:30 am; program begins at 10 a.m.

April 9….National Ranching Heritage Center 46th Annual Ranch Day
- Everyone is invited for a day of fun at the Ranch. Guests are encouraged to participate in such historic activities as visiting with living history docents to learn about life as a pioneer, leather working, washing clothes on a washboard, churning butter, and riding horses . The popular event will also include hands-on ranch science activities, a ranch horse skills demonstration by the Texas Tech Ranch Horse and Rodeo teams, a stick horse rodeo, music, dancing, and a magic show at the 6666 Barn. The “Ranch Hand Experience” program will allow visitors (ranch hands) to get work cards when they arrive and have their cards stamped as they complete each activity. After six activities, visitors can take their stamped work cards to the Matador Office to receive cowboy pay that can be spent at the Waggoner Commissary. NRHC does not charge an admission fee for its activities but encourages donations to support its educational programs. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth Street; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 9….Saturdays at LHUCA: Explore the Life and Work of Ezio Gribaudo with Christian Conrad - Born in Turin, Italy January 10, 1929. This exhibition brings together a series of works called Theaters of Memory (Teatri della memoria) that Gribaudo began to develop around 1965 and continues to this day. Ezio Gribaudo's work is included in permanent collections of many museums across the world including The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. LHUCA, 511 Avenue K; 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

April 9....The Roundtable presents: Dr Tom Hutton (Retired Neurologist and Author from Tech now living in Fredericksburg): "Carrying the Black Bag: A Neurologist's Bedside Tales" - 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 Hillcrest Country Club at Boston and Newcomb. Meeting Format: People arrive about 11 a.m. to start registering, pay for lunch and some socializing. Food service starts at 11:15 followed by introductions and announcements at 11:30.The speaker will start about 11:50 and be finished with the program and questions from the audience by 1 p.m. The public is invited. Lunch/attendance is fifteen dollars ($15) per person. Limited menu includes beverage and dessert. There are no membership fees or dues associated with attending the functions. Any extra monies that you would like to contribute will go towards the speakers lunch and towards our Honors College Scholarship fund at Tech. 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. For more information email Marie Evans at this address: mevans1398@aol.com

April 9….Ballroom Dancing with Fiano and Jeanette - LHUCA is beginning a new tradition of hosting dance classes every second Saturday of the month. This month will feature waltz. Singles welcome! Cost is $10 per person or $15 per couple. Register at http://lhuca.org/classes/. Fiano Behmardi and Jeanette Swanson are the owners and instructors at local Lubbock dance studio Dance with Me. LHUCA, 511 Avenue K; 6 - 8 p.m.

April 9….StarWalk at Copper Breaks State Park - Starting its 21st year, the nationally acclaimed public astronomy program will highlight mythology and the ways other cultures have interpreted the planets. Terry Paridon will return as presenter and will lead participants in a naked eye exploration of the night sky beginning at sunset, around 8 p.m. in the Big Pond campground. In addition to the after-dark programs, Sky Guide volunteer Earl Foster will again offer Sun Fun at 5 p.m. Earl Foster is a NASA Solar System Ambassador and will lead a close up tour of our own star, the Sun, exploring the spectrum, solar prominences, and viewing through telescopes fitted with filters for safe observation. Nighttime observing begins after sunset. Paridon will begin the program with a tour of the darkening sky-the original StarWalk. Blending science with history, legend, and lore, Rudd will take the public on a trip through major constellations spotlighting bright stars and introducing the “star-hopping” technique to find other interesting objects. After the StarWalk, the public is invited to view these various dark-sky objects through telescopes and binoculars with the help of knowledgeable Sky Guide volunteers. Copper Breaks is one of only four International Dark Sky Parks in Texas. Upon entering the park, StarWalk signs will direct visitors to Big Pond Campground and parking. The quarter-mile walk into the observing area is on lighted asphalt and extra assistance for the handicapped is available from park personnel. StarWalk and Sun Fun are continuing Campsite Programs offered by Copper Breaks State Park. For more information on the StarWalk program, or other Copper Breaks events or facilities, contact the park daily during regular business hours at 940-839-4331. Copper Breaks State Park is located 13 miles south of Quanah and eight miles north of Crowell on State Highway 6.


April 10….Early Music Ensemble Concert - Join Dr. Angela Mariani and students as the Early Music Ensemble offers a program of Italian vocal and instrumental music from the "Trecento" period, which was the fourteenth century. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 8 p.m.


April 12….Paul’s Project – This project seeks to restore hope and a renewed sense of purpose in the lives of individuals by providing a positive environment that encourages authentic change primarily working with people who are homeless, involved with the criminal justice system, or otherwise in need of transitional housing. They currently do not receive government funding and must actively raise awareness and funds to continue to meet the needs of the Lubbock community. All are invited to the Inaugural Fundraising Project which will include tasty food, wonderful fellowship, music by Michael Richards, and a small silent auction. McPherson wines will be available for purchase. While there is no charge, donations will be accepted at the door. This event hopes to raise awareness and resources to continue building a healthy environment at Paul’s Project-Grace Campus. For more information, please contact Christopher Moore at 806-544-3365 or chris@paulsprojectlubbock.org or visit paulsprojectlubbock.org. McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Avenue; 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.


April 13….James Taylor in Concert – As a recording and touring artist, James Taylor has touched people with his warm baritone voice and distinctive style of guitar-playing for more than 40 years, while setting a precedent to which countless young musicians have aspired. Over the course of his celebrated song-writing and performing career, Taylor has sold more than 100 million albums, earning gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards for classics ranging from "Sweet Baby James" in 1970 to "October Road" in 2002. He has won five Grammy awards and has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame. His most recent album Before This World was released last year debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and has been nominated for another Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album. Come spend an unforgettable night with America’s iconic singer-songwriter James Taylor. Tickets on sale now through Select-A-Seat: www.selectaseatlubbock.com or 770.2000. United Supermakets Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave; 8 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: Which tough-guy actor directed "Stayin' Alive", the 1993 sequel to the film "Saturday Night Fever" ???

Answer: Sylvester Stallone directed the film....which was widely panned as one of the year's worst theatrical releases.

Winner: Jason G. from Lubbock

Trivia Time for Tickets!

This week, 1 winner will be chosen to receive a family 4-pack to the Science Spectrum and OmniMax theater.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us using the fun phrase "Butter-Flight" at this email address: 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.

Deadline for this contest is Sunday evening and the winners will be notified Monday by noon.

The Question: What it is the top speed a butterfly can fly ???

Good luck to all.

Youth Announcements:
Lubbock Moonlight Musicals' Youth Troops Gearing Up for Summer

April 9….Moonlight Directions Summer 2016 Auditions - CALLING ALL YOUTH! Moonlight Directions is the Youth Ensemble of Lubbock Moonlight Musicals. This group will be producing the Moonlight Children's Theatre Production of "Into the Woods Jr." YOUTH-ONLY auditions for Moonlight Directions 2016 summer production and summer classes will be: Saturday, April 9, at 5 p.m. Callbacks - April 10, at 3 p.m.(by invitation only). Location: Musical Arts Center, 2806 Avenue A, Lubbock. Auditions are being held for the Moonlight Directions summer session, which will consist of a Summer Intensive Workshop throughout the month of June preparing for a Moonlight Children's Theatre production of "Into the Woods Jr." at the Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre on July 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, and 29-30. Age Range: 13-18, but younger actors will be considered for the roles of Jack and Little Red Riding Hood. All auditioners should arrive at 5:00. Please prepare 1 minute of a Musical Theatre song with a karaoke track on a phone, mp3 player, or CD. Songs from "Into the Woods" are acceptable and encouraged. Please be prepared to return for a call back on April 10th at 3 p.m. Callbacks will be sent out via e-mail and text message on the evening of April 9th. Moonlight Directions' Summer Intenstive Workshop Details: We will be bringing in professionals to do master classes, coachings, lessons, etc. to work with the cast of "Into the Woods Jr." The workshop will take place Monday-Friday June 13-July 1 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Scholarships are available for the Intensive and applications will be available at auditions. Please e-mail us for more information. If you have questions or conflicts, please contact Travis Burge at moonlightdirections@hotmail.com. If you want to learn more about Moonlight Directions visit moonlightdirection.wix.com/moonlightdirections.

Arts Academy Summer Camp

June 13-16, July 11-14, August 1-4…. Lubbock Moonlight Arts Academy Summer Camp Registration -
Lubbock Moonlight Musicals is pleased to announce that registration for our Lubbock Moonlight Arts Academy summer camps is open! The Lubbock Moonlight Arts Academy will offer four-day camps throughout the summer for children ages 5-17. Each camp will offer music, theatre, and visual art segments, with course selection for the 12-17 year olds. The children will be grouped with those of a similar age for which the courses have been specifically designed. Tuition is $85.00 per student. Payment is due upon registration. Family discounts are available. To register visit http://www.lubbockmoonlightmusicals.org/arts-academy/. “We are very excited to be able to offer these summer camps to you and your family! As many of you know, it is our mission to provide safe, family-friendly entertainment to those in the Lubbock community, and we hope that the Lubbock Moonlight Arts Academy will be a fun, exciting week that will truly benefit the children in your family.” Gerald Dolter Lubbock Moonlight Musical, Inc

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

April 15….Lubbock Uncorked
April 16….3rd Annual Kidsfish
April 16….Summer Fun Expo
April 16....The Roundtable presents: Greg Stevens
April 16 - 17….38th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival
April 21 - 22…"My Hero! (A Dinner Theatre Event)"
April 23 ....The Roundtable presents: Shawn Wade

April 29 -30….LSO: Classical Series “Revelation”
April 30….Summer Kickoff Family Picnic
April 30 ....The Roundtable presents: Eddie McBride
April 30….3rd Annual Duck Derby and Family Fun Festival

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