May 12, 2016


May 12....Cash'd Out - The “Man in Black” is brought back to life by Cash’d Out, a tribute band celebrating Johnny Cash and all of his classic hits. Don Caldwell goes on record as saying, “This is the best Johnny Cash tribute band on the market today, and we are very fortunate to have them at the Cactus Theater.” The band’s live shows respectfully reference the Sun Records and early Columbia era sound, combined with the energy of the classic multi-platinum live recordings from Folsom Prison and San Quentin. The group's genuine love (and authentic recreation) of Johnny Cash’s music and its universal appeal fans of all ages and of virtually all musical genres makes each Cash’d Out show a must-see event. For more info about the band, log on to their website at: Johnny Cash Tribute Contact the box office at 806-762-3233 for tickets. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


May 13….Floral Arrangement Sale - The Floral Design class will be creating their final arrangements on Thursday, May 12th, 3-6 p.m. at the PSS Greenhouse and Gardens. The arrangements will be on sale and on display on Friday, May 13th, 9:30 a.m. – 3p.m. in the lobby of the Bayer Plant Science Building (15th and Detroit). Proceeds from this sale benefit the Margaret Coil Floral Design Endowment. Payment can be made by cash or check. Please feel free to come watch the arrangements being made on Thursday and for display and sale on Friday.

May 13….New Neighbors Club Luncheon
- This luncheon will include the installment of officers and presentation of donations to charitable organizations. The Club annually awards funds to nonprofit agencies that provide services in Lubbock and surrounding areas. A style show by Dillard’s will follow. New Neighbors, a 38 years old organization and currently has 225 members. The cost for the Luncheon is $15 and reservations are required. For more information about the Luncheon and Program or other Club activities, call 799-4450 or Lubbock Women’s Club, located at 2020 Broadway 10:30 a.m.

May 13….The Best of Jeff Bailey Live -
Longtime Cactus favorite vocalist Jeff Bailey headlines his own solo show. Reserved tickets for this special concert are $20. Contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets or visit the website online at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


May 13 – 14….McPherson Cellars 5th Annual Lubbock Wines and Vines Festival - Come and enjoy wine tastings by Texas Wineries, food by Lubbock area chefs and local food trucks and live music by local musicians. There will be wine and merchandise for sale, Triple J beer booth, and The Hub City Master Chef competition all to benefit Lubbock Meals on Wheels. General Admission: $20* for one day (Friday or Saturday) $30** for two days (Friday and Saturday) $15 per day without wine or beer tasting. *One-day rate includes 10 wine tasting tickets, **Two-day rate includes 20 wine tasting tickets ***Both include commemorative wine glass. For more information please call McPherson Cellars at 806-687-9463. McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Avenue; Friday: 6 -10 p.m. , Saturday: 12 – 8 p.m.

May 13 - 14….Music on the Lake - Buffalo Springs Lake will have live music this weekend at the lake! Mike Pritchard will be playing at Mad Mike's Marina from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday. The marina will be serving fried catfish as well as all menu items. Please come enjoy the music, food, and fun! On Saturday, join us at Buffalo Springs Lake for a great concert and car show! Almost-legendary Lubbock band Whips & Kisses officially retired, but discovered that it’s not all that it’s cracked up to be — especially when you have the opportunity to rock your fans at Buffalo Springs Lake. Playing your favorite '80s tunes done with attitude and a great sense of humor, Whips & Kisses will hit the Meadow Stage at Buffalo Springs Lake, Saturday. So bring a cooler (no glass, please!), a lawn chair, a blanket, the family, your friends and anything else you need to make this summer kick off extravaganza your favorite place to be! It’s a free show, all you’ll need to pay is gate admission the lake. There will be a classic car show as well. Over five car clubs will be represented! We will start the pre-party at the Sonic Drive-In at 64th & Frankford and take our car cruise out to the lake and start the party. The car show will begin at 7 p.m. Buffalo Springs Lake, 9999 High Meadow Rd.


May 13 - 15 (Repeats May 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 14….Lemonade Day - is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. It began in Houston, Texas in 2007. Since then it has grown from 2,700 kids to 120,000 kids in 31 cities across America and Canada. The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow. Come support the many lemonade stands that will be operating on May 14th in Lubbock.

May 14….Mental Health Recovery Awareness Walk - StarCare Specialty Health System will sponsor a Mental Health Recovery Awareness Walk designed to educate the community about what it feels like to live with a mental illness and reduce discrimination and stigma with a focus on recovery. Registration for the Walk is $10. You do not have to be registered to walk; however, every person registered will receive a free Mental Health Recovery Awareness Walk t-shirt. To register, visit or text MHWalk to 41444. Other upcoming Mental Health Awareness activities in May include a Food Truck Fundraiser to be held at Lowe’s Home Improvement from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on May 21st. Frank Higginbotham Park, 19th Street and Vicksburg Avenue; 9 a.m.

May 14….2016 Great Strides Walk - Great Strides provides a great opportunity for people within the community to get involved in a great cause. Participants can form walk teams at their workplace, through their clubs and organizations, or with friends and family. Get ready to put those fundraising caps on and lace up those shoes as we take Great Strides to fight cystic fibrosis. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented event with a healthy 5k walk, children's activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year. The Lubbock Strides walk will feature music, festivities, food, kid's korner and a balloon artist. Every walker that raises a $100 will receive a 2016 Great Strides t-shirt and every walker that reaches $500 will receive Super Strider status and an extra goody. This year we expect over 350 walkers to join forces and raise more than $75,000 towards Cystic Fibrosis research. Visit to register for the walk. Buddy Holly Park, North University and Canyon Lakes Drive. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and the walk at 10 a.m.

May 14….Arboretum Second Saturday Program – The topic for this program will be “The History of the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum” with speaker Arthur Elliot. Coffee is offered at 9:30 a.m. and the program starts at 10 a.m. There will be an open house following the presentation from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University Avenue.

May 14.....The Roundtable presents: Keith Bryant Superintendent of Cooper School District: "What's Happening in the 3rd Fastest Growing School District in Texas" - 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 14….Ballet Lubbock School Performance - The School Performance showcases the students of the Ballet Lubbock School. Beginning Ballet Level and up perform for their friends and family. The performance is a fitting end to a great season of hard work and accomplishment. The performance is free of charge, and all are invited to attend. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Ln; 3 p.m.

May 14….Ballroom Dance at LHUCA – Join Fiano and Jeanette to learn the Rumba. Cost: Individual: $10.00 and couple: $15.00. Register at Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K; 6-8 p.m.

May 14….Great Choruses Concert - The Lubbock Chorale is delighted to end their 40th-anniversary season with a celebratory concert event for their dedicated supporters and season patrons that will bring fulfilling closure. As performing major choral works with full orchestra is the staple and lifeblood of the Chorale’s heritage and musical mission, and as they are celebrating four decades of bringing such masterworks to the Lubbock community, they are thrilled to present Great Choruses – a collage concert of highlights from some of the greatest oratorios of all time, including: Mendelssohn’s Elijah and St. Paul; Haydn’s Creation; Vivaldi’s Gloria; Beethoven’s Christ on the Mount of Olives; and Requiem settings of Mozart, Brahms, Fauré, and Dúrúflé — all presented with full symphony orchestra. The concert and a reception to follow will also highlight the Scholarship singers, acknowledge the educational impact of the Chorale, and recognize and thank the donors in the Lubbock community. For tickets call Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000 . Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 7:30 p.m.

May 14….An Evening of Fleetwood Mac - featuring Amber Pennington
– A fantastic and memorable tribute featuring the amazing vocal talents of Amber Pennington and LTRM. Contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets or purchase online at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.


May 15….The Cactus Kids in Concert - The talented students of Terri Caldwell Music take the stage to showcase the singing and performing skills they have worked so hard to master. Contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Cactus Theater. This special event takes place at 7:30 p.m.
Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

May 24….National Ranching Heritage Center Ladies Day
May 28….Military Appreciation Day - Salute to Veterans

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