May 5, 2016


May 5….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at Dion's Pizza. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! RSVP by email to – 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 Dion's Pizza, 2721 82nd Street ; 6:30 p.m.

May 5….Symphonic Band Concert - Join students under the direction of Dr. Eric Allen in a band concert featuring Rest and Symphony No. 2, two works for band by renowned American composer Frank Ticheli. In addition, School of Music brass faculty member Dr. Kevin Wass will be the featured tuba soloist for James Grant’s Concerto for Tuba: Three Furies. This concert is part of the closing celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the TTU Bands, in conjunction with a residency by Frank Ticheli where he will rehearse with the Symphonic Band. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 7:30 p.m.


May 6….Tango Ensemble Concert - Celebrate the past, present, and future of the style of dance and music called Tango as graduate student Charles Olivier leadsa student ensemble in a showcase of traditional and contemporary tango music. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 6 p.m.

May 6….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locationsor pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can befound 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. Event runs from 6 - 9 p.m.


May 6 – 8….American Kennel Club All Breed Dog Agility Trials - The South Plains Obedience Training Club of Lubbock will be hosting three days of American Kennel Club All Breed Dog Agility Trials. Approximately 150 dogs from surrounding states will be judged at these agility trials, many of which are the top ranked agility dogs in the country. In an Agility Trial, a dog demonstrates its ability to negotiate a complex course that will include climbing, jumping, going through tunnels, and weaving through a line of poles. There are different height categories and each exhibitor and dog team will be judged at one of 3 different levels of competition; Novice, Open or Excellent. The dogs competing in these classes are working toward AKC Agility titles. There will be free canine educational material available at these trials. No admission fee will be charged for this fun and educational event. Don’t miss it! For more info call 535-3794 or email at No unentered dogs allowed. Texas Tech Equestrian Center, 1 mile west of the intersection of 50th and Upland; Friday: 12 – 3 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

May 6 - 8
(Repeats May 13-15, 20-22)…. LCT: “Leading Ladies” - Written by Ken Ludwig—Writer of numerous plays including Moon Over Buffalo, I Hate Hamlet, and Lend Me a Tenor. Winner of Tony Awards for Crazy For You and Lend Me a Tenor. In this hilarious comedy, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces! Hilarity follows! Directed By Williams Skar. Rated PG. To reserve tickets visit Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee offered at 2 p.m.


May 7….Running the Ropes – Come and join an all you can eat pancake feast including sausage and eggs and run a the 10k, 5 k or 1 mile course. 10k starts at 7:30 am. Pancakes are served from 8:00 - 11 a.m. in the school cafeteria. 5k & 1 mile fun run starts at 8 a.m. Placement Medals for the Top 3 finishers of all races. Entry Fees $25 till April 24th - $30 after April 26th - $35 on Race Day All you can eat Pancakes included in Entry Fee - Non Runners $7.00. Register at: • Toll Free: 1-8oo-457-0352 or 806-790-0878. Races start & finish on service road in front of Methodist Church, 808 Arnett Road, Ropesville, Texas.

May 7….Walk MS: Lubbock - Hundreds of Lubbock-area residents will unite to raise funds and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society during Walk MS: Lubbock. With a fundraising goal of $40,000 to support cutting-edge MS research and programs. Participants can choose from one-mile or five-mile routes, and enjoy free food and entertainment before and after the event. There is no cost to register, and online registration is currently open. Event day activities will begin at 9 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. start time for the walk. There is no registration fee and no minimum pledge commitment; however, the average walker raises $250 to support research initiatives, programs and services of the Society. Individuals interested in walking, volunteering or donating can visit, call 855-372-1331 or email Texas Tech, Memorial Circle (west side).

May 7….Mommy and Me Princess Tea Party
- Your little princess will delight in gathering in the “castle” with other little princesses for a very special tea party. She will have a royal time learning princess etiquette, making princess crafts, enjoying snacks, dancing to princess songs and participating in our princess parade. Come dressed in a princess outfit for this majestic event. Pre-registration required by noon May 6 at Hodges Community Center. Ages 3-7, $15; $10/additional child. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University Ave; 10:30 a.m.

May 7.....The Roundtable presents: Denese Thetford Buckner Foundation "Protect Children, Strengthen Families, It's What We Do in Lubbock- Since 1958"
- 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:

May 7….Children’s Reading Circle: Saturdays at LHUCA - MOOve on over to LHUCA. We’ll be reading fun stories about cows, including: “Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type” by Doreen Cronin, “The Cow Loves Cookies” by Karma Wilson and “The Cows are Going to Paris by David Kirby and Allen Woodman. Read by: Nancy Cammack from Groves Library.We will have snacks and coloring pages as well! All ages welcome. This event is free to the public. Donations are welcome. Note: Parents, please make sure to respect the art work. For questions or comments contact: Chiemsee Holder at (806)762-8606 or LHUCA, 511 Avenue K; 2 -3 p.m.

May 7….Josh Abbott Spring Fest - The annual Spring Fest is back, and this year’s lineup consists of veterans, Josh Abbott Band, Hunter Hutchinson, Zane Williams, alongside newcomer, Cody Johnson, with more artists to be announced. It will be an epic night of Texas Country on the last weekend before Texas Tech finals begin. For tickets visit Lone Star Amphitheater, 602 E 19th St; 7 p.m.

May 7….Rod Picott in Concert – Rod is making his return to Lubbock and will appear with Ronnie Eaton opening at the Tornado Gallery. Tickets are $20 day of show only. He is touring to support his latest release "Fortune" his 5th studio album. Rod is well known to Lubbock fans as he used to play here often with Amanda Shires. Tornado Gallery 1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; Doors open at 7 p.m.

May 7….The 40th Annual President’s Scholarship Concert - Join the University Symphony Orchestra and the combined TTU Choirs for a show-stopping event celebrating the scholarship recipients of the 2015-2016 academic year. Guest performers include the West Texas Children’s Choir, members of the Lubbock Chorale, and vocal soloists Weston Hurt, Jackie Stevens, and Gustavo Steiner Neves (all of whom are either alumni or current students at TTU!). The performance will feature the entirety of Carl Orff’s celebrated Carmina Burana. Tax-deductible donations will be accepted during and after the concert for future School of Music scholarships. Admission is free. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.

May 7….Pop Music Ensemble Concert - Dr. Thomas Cimarusti leads a group of students from across the entire campus as they entertain with the songs that have topped the charts for generations. Hits by The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Eric Carmen, and many others will be on parade during this toe-tapping showcase! Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 9 p.m.

May 7….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 8:00 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. 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.

SUNDAY...."Happy Mother's Day!"

Texas Tech School of Art presents: Intertwined, Interwoven - An Exhibition by Courtney Tyler and Kristina Williams

May 6 – 21….Texas Tech School of Art presents Intertwined, Interwoven an Exhibition by Courtney Tyler and Kristina Williams - Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech University School of Art presents Intertwined, Interwoven an exhibition of work by Courtney Tyler and Kristina Williams. The exhibition will be on view at the TTU Satellite Gallery as part of the May 2016 First Friday Art Trail from 6 pm - 9 pm on Friday, May 6 and by appointment through Saturday May 21, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Intertwined, Interwoven is an exhibition that features works created by Masters of Art Education candidates Courtney Tyler and Kristina Williams. Each artist brings her own compositions and themes to life. Tyler's works reflect her personal "transition to motherhood" and "the breastfeeding relationship". Tyler uses her art to explore and express what becoming a mother means to her and what it means in a larger context. Williams work "is a message to regard all things in connection with another" via her art and her own experiences teaching art. Both artists reflect on their identities as artists, they also reflect and reevaluate their own personal narratives in relationship to these larger themes of being a mother and teacher respectively. Courtney Tyler is currently a Masters of Art Education candidate at Texas Tech University. She earned her Bachelors of Art from Lubbock Christian University in 2012. She has in previous years taught fine art at public schools in her area. Kristina Williams is currently a Masters of Art Education candidate at Texas Tech University. She earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas in 2014. While at Texas Tech University she works with the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood Grant as an afterschool art teacher.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

May 13-15, 20-22….LCT: “Leading Ladies”
May 14….Lemonade Day
May 14….2016 Great Strides Walk
May 14....The Roundtable: Tracy Wilson from Global Health
May 24….National Ranching Heritage Center Ladies Day

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