April 28, 2016


April 28….University Bands Concert - Students in the Raider Band and the Power Band will perform under the direction of graduate student conductors Ben Harper, Vanessa Heuck, Anna Rodriguez and Ryan Smith. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 7:30 p.m.


April 28 - 30….45th Annual Bob Wills Day Festival - Unlike a lot of festivals, at Bob Wills Day, it doesn't cost a thing to enjoy many of our popular events, like, the downtown parade, arts and crafts show or the FREE Outdoor Concert on Saturday, April 30th at 1:30 p.m. featuring friends of the Texas Playboys, Western Swing Entertainer of the Year--Billy Mata and Texas Fiddle-Man-Jason Roberts. Former Texas Playboys' Bobby Koefer will be returning this year, along with vocalist Leon Rausch, and Joe Settlemires on guitar. Dr. Charles Townsend will be the Master of Ceremonies for the free outdoor concert. The outdoor concert will be held on the old football field next to the high school. Thursday dance tickets are $15, Friday & Saturday dance tickets are $20 per person. Thursday night April 28th 8 p.m. will kick off the annual Bob Wills dances with a show like never before. This year there will be a compilation of great Western Swing performers. Joe Settlemires, Bobby Koefer, Jason Roberts, Wayne Glassen, Lee Barlow, and Jimmy Burson. On Friday, April 29th, your $20 ticket gets you in for both Jake Hooker and the Outsiders and Friends of the Original Texas Playboys. Dancing from 5:30 p.m. to midnight! On Saturday, April 30th, we welcome back our long-time friend Jody Nix and The Texas Cowboys for a wonderful dance. The South Plains College western swing band will kick things off at 5:30 - $20 for a ticket Also, don't forget about live music featuring Jason Roberts, in the Bob Wills Museum. For more information you can call the Bob Wills Museum in Turkey any weekday at 806-423-1253. We'll see you in Turkey, Texas, for the 45th annual Bob Wills Day Festival!


April 29….Cinco de Mayo, with the Vernacular Music Center - The Elegant Savages Orchestra and the players of the Hub City Folk Arts Association are teaming up to offer songs and dances of Mexico during this family-friendly event at the ICC. Free food, children’s activities, and artwork will also be available for all to enjoy. Admission is free. International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana Ave; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

April 29….Fifth Friday Arts on The Slaton Square - Bring a friend and come out and enjoy an evening of art, crafts, food, music and more! Slaton's art galleries, antique shop, museums, bakery and outdoor vendors will be open for your enjoyment. IN BETWEEN GALLERY will feature LCU Students : "Life-Size" An exhibition of life-size self portraits done by Drawing II students of Lubbock Christian University with Kristy Kristinek 7, Life-size Pieces: 5ft-6ft drawings Beth MacPhie, Madison Sanders, Zach Long, Jessica Long, Jenny Jeffreys, Debra Dent and Mick Limon. Texas Tech School of Art students: Molly Benavides, Kayla Crow, Amber Huckabee, Callie Murray, and Nathan Collins. Others: Skip Crawford,, Linda Crawford,, Carolina Arrellanos,, Yulia Makarova,, Coree Devore,, Ghislaine Fremaux. Be sure and visit the Slaton Model Train Studio and the Slaton Museum and Antique Mall and the Multiplicity Art Gallery. Susan Sheets has new horse oil paintings. Jennifer Greer has new large string art works. Christena Stephens and Jerry Thompson have new photographs. Carol Koenig has new bird inspired assemblages. The large gallery is still THE Art Gallery! The small gallery has been set up as an "Antique and Resale Shop" (until the end of the summer) with antique furniture and sundry items that warrant a look see! Events take place around the square, Slaton, Texas; 6 – 9 p.m.

April 29….Dawn & Hawkes - Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes first met in 2010 when he crossed an Austin barroom floor and asked her to dance. A modest beginning became an undeniable attraction the first time they sang together. Hawkes, a recording producer and touring artist, had a handful of solo records, while Dawn, a performing singer-songwriter, was hosting her own songwriter group showcases, literally setting the stage for their fateful convergence. “I went every week to Miranda’s showcase to hear friends play their new songs. That’s where I really heard Miranda’s lyrics.” Hawkes recalls. “One night, after closing time, a few of us were still sharing songs, and a great mandolin player — who I later learned was Miranda’s dad — asked her to play her song called ‘Forever Happily.’ It felt familiar so I picked up a guitar and played along.” Miranda Dawn admits “Our harmony just fell in and that was the moment we both felt that we should sing together. Something happened and it was as if there was suddenly this third voice.” She continues with more than a hint of genuine wonder “I’d sung harmony with other people before, but this was definitely its own beast.” Dawn asked Hawkes to record her debut solo album and he joined her onstage at the 2012 Kerrville Folk Festival where Dawn was a finalist in the prestigious New Folk Songwriting Competition. Their first duo effort, "Golden Heart" EP, released shortly after, kicked off a whirlwind three years of constant cross-country touring, co-writing, and even a run on "The Voice". Judge Adam Levine called their version of the Beatles’ “I’ve Just Seen a Face” his “favorite performance on the show - ever” and the single reached No. 1 on Billboard’s rock chart. Their original music followed climbing to No. 25 in Billboard’s Folk chart and landing at No. 2 in iTunes singer-songwriter albums. Together, they kept following the tide - heading home to their humble studio abode in Austin and immediately set to work recording "Yours and Mine" in between tour dates with the likes of Patty Griffin, Chris Isaak, Jim Lauderdale, Robert Earl Keen, Valerie June and showcasing at festivals including "Austin City Limits", Folk Alliance, South By Southwest and TEDx. Contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 8 p.m.


April 29, 30….Hub Performing Arts School Presents “ Different” - This show was created by the Hub Performing Arts School's Advanced Performance Team and celebrates those things that make us different and the joys and trials that often come with being different. Songs from musicals like: 13!, Shrek, Dear Edwina, Pippin and more along with popular music and dialogue written by this talented team. Tickets are $5. All Saints Episcopal School Main Stage, 3222 103rd Street; Friday: 7 p.m., Saturday: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

April 29 -30….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra 2016 Season: Classical Series “Revelation” - After her immensely successful performance last season, virtuoso cellist Maja Bogdanovic returns to the LSO to perform Dvorak’s poignant cello concerto in the finale of the 2015-16 Genesis season. Paired with Brahms’ stately Academic Festival Overtureand heroic Symphony No. 3 , the sumptuous sounds of these emotional masterpieces will inspire your own Revelation. For more info and to reserve tickets visit lubbocksymphonyorchestra.org. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.


April 30….18th Annual Blue Ribbon Rally Classic Car and Custom Motorcycle Show - Come and enjoy this fun filled day. The rally is free and everyone is welcome to attend. April is child abuse prevention and awareness month. All proceeds benefit the children of Lubbock and surrounding South Plains Area through the programs and services of Family Guidance & Outreach Center. Their goal is to provide support, life skills and education to families in need. In enhancing self-esteem, communication and family unity, Family Guidance & Outreach hopes to create a positive environment in which children can grow. Purchase your ticket to win a brand new Harley-Davidson Street Glide, furnished by Wild West Harley-Davidson, or a 1970 Limited Edition Monte Carlo, proudly donated by Matador Motors. Tickets are $25.00 or 5 tickets for $100.00. Each ticket is eligible for the grand prize drawing on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. Depot District, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

April 30….Summer Kickoff Family Picnic
- Get ready to kick off the summer with your family! All ages are welcome and admission is free. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy a picnic in the park. Pick up great information on how to have a healthy and safe summer. Sponsored by MADD and Lubbock Parks and Recreations, Mae Simmons Community Center, 2004 Oak Ave; 11 a.m.

April 30.....The Roundtable presents: Eddie McBride (President/CEO of Lubbock Chamber of Commerce), Update on "Imagine Lubbock Together"
- 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 30….3rd Annual Duck Derby and Family Fun Festival – Come be a part of the fun. There will be live music, bouncy house or other inflatables, carnival-style games, food vendors, kids craft area and photo-op area. All proceeds go to Legal Aid Society of Lubbock to fund its efforts to provide first-rate legal services to low-income residents living on the South Plains ot Texas.
Duck drop takes place at 2 p.m. Buddy Holly Recreation Area, N University & Canyon Lakes; 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


April 30 – May 1….The Taste of Home Cooking School - Jamie Dunn, Culinary Specialist, will share her home cooking tips and tricks while demonstrating step-by-step recipes for the season’s best dishes. Attendees will receive a gift bag and may have the opportunity to take home a special gift. Find out for yourself why people keep coming back to the Taste of Home Cooking School, year after year! Food, fun, and delicious memories are waiting for you. Purchase tickets by calling Select-a-Seat at 806-770-2000. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane Shopping begins Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. First Cooking Show starts at 11 a.m. Second Cooking Show starts at 2 p.m.

April 30 - May 1….Art on the Llano Estacado – The brilliant West Texas sunset will mark the beginning of Lubbock's third annual Art on the Llano Estacado premier art show and sale. The Premier Reception allows select artists to share their work in person with the Museum of Texas Tech University Association and you to create an unparalleled evening of discovery and fun as new works are revealed for show and purchase. On Sunday the doors are open to the public for a free art show where unsold pieces may also be purchased. Proceeds from this exclusive event assist the Museum Association in its continued commitment for programming and outreach at the Museum. Please join us for this year's Art on the Llano Estacado. Tickets are available through the Museum Association Office - 806.742.2443. Tickets include dinner, full bar, and entertainment by the Ellesworth Quartet. Museum of Texas Tech, 3301 4th St. Premier Reception with Artists & Opening Sale: Saturday, April 30th at 6 p.m. Public Exhibition & Art Sale Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 1 - 4 p.m.


ay 1….Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble Concert - Students from the studio of Dr. Kevin Wass will perform chamber works written or arranged for euphonium and tuba. Admission is free. Talkington Hall at The Legacy Event Center, 1500 14th St; 3 p.m.


May 3….Jeff Dunham: Perfectly Imbalanced - Jeff Dunham is an American ventriloquist, producer, and stand-up comedian who is at the top of his game and performing to thousands in arenas around the world. He has appeared on numerous television shows, including "Late Show with David Letterman", "Comedy Central Presents", "The Tonight Show" and scores of others - consistently earning the highest ratings among comedy performers. In addition, his loveable characters routinely translate into DVD sales that are among the highest-selling in the entire entertainment industry. Tickets are available at Select-A-Seat at 806- 770-2000 or online at http://www.ticketsage.com/. United Supermarkets Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave; 8 p.m.

New Neighbors Kicks Off Texas Tech
Quilt Raffle Event to Raise Funding

The New Neighbors Club is a 38 years old, not-for-profit community services and social organization with over 250 members. According to Mary Valentini, the Club’s Community Relations Chair, the Club’s purpose is to bring together Lubbock area residents for camaraderie and an active interest in the civic and social welfare within the community.

New Neighbors undertakes two or three charitable, humanitarian, or social welfare projects each year. According to President Margaret Toler, all of the funds from their fundraising events are given to community programs. Last year, the Club awarded over $11, 000 to non- profit community services agencies. Recipients of the 2015 New Neighbors funds included South Plains Honor Flight, Meals on Wheels, South Plains Ronald McDonald House, South Plains Food Bank and Family Guidance and Outreach Center.

According to Valentini, the Club has “kicked off” their 2016 fund raising event. New Neighbors will be raffling a king size Texas Tech quilt!!! Club members, Doris Young and Mary Penny began quilting together in 2010. They are also members of the South Plains Quilters Guild. This is the third year they have donated one of their creative quilts to New Neighbors for the Club’s fundraising. However, this year, their quilt is special! They came up with the Texas Tech king-size quilt. This is not an overnight production. According to Penny, she and Doris spent most of last summer cutting pieces, pressing, sewing together and finally getting to the stage of “quilting the quilt” which has one of a kind pieces. Mary says that she and Doris “had a lot of fun, lots of laughs, and filled many evenings quilting in front of the television watching Texas Rangers ballgames.” Doris and Mary are a classic example of what New Neighbors is all about….friendship, having fun and contributing to the community.

The raffle tickets are $5 each and can be purchased by calling Mary Penny (368-5684) Ann Ellis (441-6651) or newneighbors@ymail.com. All proceeds from this fund raising project are for Lubbock area non- profit community programs. The raffle drawing will be held Friday, May 13 during the New Neighbors monthly luncheon at the Lubbock Women’s Club. For additional information, call 799-4450.
Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

May 5….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner
May 6-8, 13-15, 20-22….LCT: “Leading Ladies”
May 7….Walk MS: Lubbock
May 7....The Roundtable: Denese Thetford Buckner Foundation
May 7….The 40th Annual President’s Scholarship Concert

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