April 13, 2017


April 14…Country Crossovers: A Tribute to Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton - Two of the all-time biggest names in the entertainment industry - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton - forged their early success in the country music arena. However, through television and movie appearances, they became so popular that their appeal easily transcended the country genre and made them "pop" stars and international superstars. Separately and later, together as duet partners, these two entertainers sang their way into the hearts of millions of adoring fans worldwide....charting dozens of all-time, classic hits along the way. Kenny Rogers struck country gold with "Ruby Don't Take Your Love to Town" early in his career...then, nearly a decade later, took the world by storm with hits like "Lucille" and "The Gambler" to name but two solid gold, million-sellers. His list of hits is a mile long...but no tribute to Kenny would be complete without classics like "Lady", "You Decorated My Life" and "Coward of the County". Dolly Parton scored career-defining hits with "Jolene" and her signature song "Coat of Many Colors" as she forged a solid solo career with hits such as "Heartbreaker" and "Here You Come Again". In the mid-'80s, these two superstars teamed up for the blockbuster smash hits "Islands In the Stream" and "Real Love". Join us as we present an amazing vocal lineup that includes Amber Pennington, Jeff Bailey, Hannah Jackson, Jeff McCreight and Mark Paden. Plus - help us welcome back to the Cactus stage one of the all-time favorites, Lesley Sawyer - for this very special production. As a bonus, we've added a few new songs to this encore presentation! Reserved floor seats $20; standard balcony seats $15. Purchase tickets by visiting cactustheater.com or call 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly. Doors at 7 p.m.; show at 7:30.

April 14 - 15 (Repeats April 21 - 23)….Moonlight Broadway Presents: “Peter Pan” – The final production of the 2016-17 Moonlight Broadway season, is proud to present the beloved fantasy, Peter Pan! Peter Pan will delight children and adults alike as it soars into the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre this April! Bring your family and come fly away with us to Neverland for a swashbuckling epic that delivers non-stop action, spell binding music, and stunning choreography! ! Written in 1904 as a play and soon adapted into a novel by the original author, J.M. Barrie of England, Peter Pan has gone through many transformations, including a silent film version in 1924, Disney’s animated version in 1953, the stage musical in 1954, and many adventures featuring one or more of the primary characters. In 1929, Barrie gifted copyright of the Peter Pan works to a children’s hospital in London where they are still held. The story of Peter Pan centers around a young boy, named Peter, who lives in Neverland, a place where time halts and people never grow older. Periodically, Peter journeys to London and gazes through windows and into the life he’s missing. His favorite view is that which belongs to the nursery of the three Darling children, Wendy, John, and Michael. One particular night, Wendy and Peter meet and he convinces her and her brothers to fly back with him to Neverland, where they meet with many adventures involving indians, other Lost Boys who claim Wendy as their mother, and a band of pirates led by the infamous Captain Hook. For tickets call Select-ASeat at 806-770-2000. For additional infor visit LubbockMoonlightMusicals.org/Upcoming-Shows/. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Times: Friday, April 14: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23: 2 p.m.

April 15….34th St. Easter Egg Hunt - Spring is here! Grab your Easter baskets & join us for the 34th St. Association & Tom's Tree Place Easter Egg Hunt! Line-up by the back gate in the old United parking lot. This event is FREE to the public! There will also be golden eggs filled with coupons & discounts from 34th St. Assoc. businesses! Park in the old United parking lot & line-up at back gate. Gates open at 10 a.m. to hunt! 2017 34th St; 10 a.m.

April 15…47th Annual Ranch Day - Activities for the whole family will make ranching—both past and present come alive. “Visitors will see chuck wagons, cowboys, horses, heifers, sheep, an old-time “Snake Oil” magic show and even an authentic Comanche tepee,” Hodges said. “Hands-on activities will center on ranch skills and the history and science of ranching.” Children will have an opportunity to churn butter, make a rope, tool leather, use a washboard, ride a horse, make quilt squares and much more. They can even become “ranch hands” and receive work cards to earn “wages” for a hard day’s work. When they complete six “work” activities, they can go to the 1880 Matador Office to spend their wages (reproduction of 1869 currency) on special items at the 1870s Waggoner Ranch Commissary. The Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center will help children with horseback rides while the Texas Tech Ranch Horse Team will provide demonstrations in the round pen. The Texas Tech Rodeo Team will run the stick horse rodeo, which includes barrel racing, a bucking chute and roping skills. Ranch Day also will emphasize contemporary ranching issues through hands-on ranch science demonstrations by the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District, the Natural Resource Conservation Service, Quail Tech Alliance, and the South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Cash sale of hot dogs, hamburgers, kettle korn and lemonade will be available for those who want to eat while they visit. Ranch Day admission is free but a $5 donation per family is suggested. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th St; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 15….Event: Easter Egg-Stravaganza - This will be a great family day of fun and excitement! There will be shopping, craft vendors, food vendors, activities for children, The Easter Bunny, petting zoo, bubble ball, face painting, horseback riding. Over 15,000 eggs will be given away during Easter Egg hunts that are divided into age groups between 18 months and 11 years old. Children 11 and under get in free until 4 p.m. Also the annual Spring Craft Show will be taking place. Cost: Ages 11 and under – Free Before 4 p.m., 12 - 64 - $10.00, 65 and over - $5.00. Time that Easter Bunny will be out: 1:30 -3:30 p.m.,
Times for Egg Hunts:
Special Needs Children – (Adult help allowed) 1:00 pm
18 months - 2 years old (Adult help allowed) - 1:30 pm
2 - 3 years old (Adult help allowed) - 2:00 pm
4 - 5 years old (No adult help for ages 4 and up) - 2:30 pm
6-8 years old - 3:00 pm
9-11 years old - 3:30 pm
Buffalo Springs Lake Meadow (Across from the Amphitheater)- 9999 High Meadow Road.

April 15….Easter Cinema Classic: "Ben-Hur" (1959) Starring: Charlton Heston - Ben-Hur is a 1959 American epic historical drama film, directed by William Wyler, produced by Sam Zimbalist for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and starringCharlton Heston as the title character. A remake of the 1925 silent film with the same name, Ben-Hur was adapted from Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.
More than 200 camels and 2,500 horses were used in the shooting of the film, with some 10,000 extras. The nine-minute chariot race has become one of cinema's most famous sequences, and the film score, composed and conducted by Miklós Rózsa, is the longest ever composed for a film and was highly influential on cinema for more than 15 years. It won a record 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Wyler), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Heston), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Griffith), and Best Cinematography – Color (Surtees)...an accomplishment that was not equaled until Titanic in 1997 and then again by The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2003. The Cactus Theater will present ONE SHOWING of this epic film starting at an earlier time of 7 pm on Saturday, April 15. Tickets for all ages are only $5. The film has a running time of approximately 3 hours, 50 minutes...and a 10 minute intermission will be interjected....bringing the total film experience to approximately 4 hours. . Purchase tickets by visiting cactustheater.com or call 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly. Doors at 7 p.m.; show 7 p.m. 10:30 p.m.

April 17….1st Annual New Neighbors Club Putt, Play and Party Golf and Card Tournament - New Neighbors Club will hold its first golf and card games tournament. While the golf tournament (four person scramble) is occurring, the card games (bridge, samba, canasta, and pinochle) will also be underway at the club house/party room.There will be prizes for the winners of the golf and card games tournament. Door prizes will be presented throughout the day. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Golfers will need to check in by 9:00 a.m., and Shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Registration for Cards Game players is 9:00 a.m. You do not need to be a New Neighbors Club member to participate. Men and ladies welcomed. Entry Fee for Golf Players is $75 per player or $300 per team. (Fee includes cart, range balls, prizes, continental breakfast and lunch). Entry Fee for Cards Players is $35 per person. (Fees include centennial breakfast and lunch). For additional information or registration, contact Leane Thornberry, 806-787-5915. While this event will be exciting and fun, “it is a great way to support community service agencies in the Lubbock”. The New Neighbors Club of Lubbock, a non-profit organization holds several fundraising events a year. Proceeds from these events are given annually to charitable entities such as Meals on Wheels, Hospice of Lubbock, Family Guidance and Outreach Center and the South Plains Honor Flight. Stone Gate Golf Course, 11010 Indiana Avenue; 9 a.m.
Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

April 21….Presidential Lecture & Performance Series: Momix
April 21-23….Moonlight Broadway Presents: “Peter Pan”
April 22…Science Spectrum Space Day
April 28-30….LCT: “Over the River & Through the Woods“

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