April 17, 2008


April 17....Mr. Gatti's Healthy Kid's Fair - Includes one free buffet with each paid adult. There will be booths, games, balloons, and prizes. Lubbock Police will be handing out ID card kits. For more info contact Sarah Nichols at 921-2200; Mr. Gatti's, 5001 50th St; 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

April 17....Singles Coffee and Conversation - Join the Lubbock Fun Club singles group for a special time of sharing feelings and questions about being single. Dr. Waldren, a Family Therapist, Consultant and owner of The Waldren Group will facilitate participants pairing with a new person to meet and get acquainted. Each person will then introduce their partner, and the topics he/she would like to discuss, to the group. The remainder of the program will focus on the topics suggested. Coffee and other specialty drinks available for purchase; Porchlight Coffee House, 3105-34th, 7 p.m.


April 18....4th annual City Lights Golf Tournament - To be held at Meadowbrook Golf Course. The tournament is a four-man scramble with long-drive and closest to the pin contests. There will be great prizes for the top finishers, as well as the possibility of winning a motorcycle for a hole-in-one. There will also be a 50-person poker tournament with great prizes following the scramble. Click here to find out more info on the event.


April 18-19....LWC Giant Garage Sale - Fundraiser hosted by The Lubbock Women's Club Historical Foundation. Proceeds go to support the Lubbock Women's Club; Event to be held at the former Picket Fences craft mall location, 4841 50th St. (behind Hong Kong Restaurant), 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

April 18-19...."Beauty and the Beast" - Adaptation of the original fairy tale by Tim McIntire. Directed by Kim Klafka. Adults $8.00, Children/students/seniors $6.00 Call 792-0501 for reservations; C.A.T.S. Playhouse, 2405 34th Street, 6:30 p.m.


April 18-20....30th Annual Lubbock Arts Festival - The largest fine art, fine craft event in West Texas with attendance expected to exceed 20,000 this year. The visual art division of the Lubbock Arts Festival includes 100 artists from around the nation in booths displaying and selling original work in the mediums of painting, drawing, pottery, fiber, jewelry, glass, wood, and sculpture. Contemporary cowboy artist, Duward Campbell, will be the Featured Artist for the event and juried and invitational galleries will be available for viewing. Singers, musicians, dancers, and actors will perform throughout the Arts Festival weekend on three different stages. Audiences can enjoy such diverse offerings as brass bands, cowboy poets, string quartets from Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra, and high stepping Irish/Celtic dancers. The Lubbock Fun Club is offering a special ticket so that our members can save the $1 admission fee. CLICK ON THE BANNNER AD BELOW TO PRINT OUT THE FREE COUPON! Hours of the event are Friday, April 18th and Saturday, April 19th from 10 a.m - 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 20th, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. For more information and for complete schedule of events click HERE.


April 18-20....Lubbock Community Theatre's Production of "Laundry & Bourbon" / "Lone Star" - In "Laundry and Bourbon," 3 small town Texas women fold laundry, sip bourbon and gossip about the many open secrets that are so much a part of small town life. "Lone Star" shows us the men in their lives and how the Vietnam War has affected them, their relationships with their wives and each other. Editor's Note: The two plays are excellent productions - very well performed by the entire casts - but be advised of some strong adult language. Boston Avenue Playhouse, 4230 Boston Avenue, 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sundays.


April 19....KTXT Second Annual Art & Antiques Appraisal Fair - David lackey will be there to appraise; he is a guest appraiser on “Antiques Roadshow” and specializes in 18th and 19th century furniture, ceramics, and decorative arts. Also, many local appraisers are scheduled to attend. Anybody can bring in anything except for a weapon, it’s just up to two items and you get a $15 ticket and bring your items in and get them appraised. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time from Select-A-Seat at 770-2000; AT&T Arts Festival, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

April 19....11th Annual City Lights Charity Ball - The evening's activities will include drinks, dinner, live music, and dancing! There will also be a large auction with many great items during the event. For more information or to buy tickets, visit their website by clicking here. Event held at the Holiday Inn Towers at 8th St. and Avenue Q. 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.

April 19....Delbert McClinton in Concert - The Lubbock-born blues legend returns to headline the Lubbock Arts Festival. Tickets available through all Select-A-Seat locations or by clicking here to buy online. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, 8 p.m.


April 20...."The Golden Fork" Culinary Competition - Enjoy food from Lubbock's best restaurants and vote for your favorite. Ticket price: $14.75 for adult / $10.75 for children (including service fee). To buy tickets call Select-A-Seat at 770-2000. Banquet Room at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

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This Week's Ticket Giveaway: Win a Pair of Tickets to "Movin' Out"...

We have a pair of tickets to see Celebrity Attractions' presentation of the Billy Joel-inspired production of "Movin' Out" on opening night. The musical takes place next Thursday night. If you'd like to enter our random drawing for a chance to win these tickets, simply send us an email with the words MOVIN' OUT in the subject line. Send your contact info (including your daytime phone, please) to us at: info@lubbockfunclub.com

Something Special for Gardeners: Sugar Brown's Coffee Grounds!

Our friend Justin wrote us recently to let everyone know that his store, Sugar Brown's coffee shop, is doing something fun (and environmentally friendly) this spring. The store is re-packaging and giving away for FREE - no strings attached - all of its 100% organic coffee grounds to in-store customers. They're re-packa
ging the used grounds in 2 and 4 pound bags for all customers who are gardening, planting, composting, etc. We think this is a great idea and want to encourage our readers to take advantage of this great gardening idea. Sugar Brown's is at 4818 50th Street. Go by and check it out!


April 24....Empowering Women's Luncheon - Speaker is Susan Cannon, author of "Where Hearts Gather." Susan has written a cookbook with stories about the heart of the home - the kitchen. RSVP at cblair@bwireless.net by noon on April 22. Lunch is $20 and is served at 11:40 a.m. if you would like to network. Bring a first-time guest and she will eat for $15; Lubbock Club, Wells Fargo Building, 1500 Broadway, 14th floor, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

April 26....38th Annual Ranch Day at the National Ranching Heritage Center - This year's theme is "Rockin' RH Rodeo," with events for the whole family, including a mechanical buckin' bronc, rope and loop making, horseback rides, stick horse rodeo, horseshoeing by Blane Chapman, cowboy and pioneer activities, music, dancing and more. Free admission. For information, call Christy Lemons at (806) 742-0498; National Ranching Heritage Center 3121 Fourth St; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 26....10th Annual Blue Ribbon Rally: Car and Bike Show - In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention the Family Guidance & Outreach Center will host this fundraising event which provides 100% of the financial support for the Center’s education and community programs. Entrance into the day long event is free and includes a Car & Bike show, with multiple vendors and outdoor music, and a Children’s Area. Other activities include a Fun Run and a silent auction. Tickets purchased for $30 each or 4 for $100 will include entrance to the evening’s concert featuring Jay Boy Adams beginning at 7 p.m. in the Cactus Courtyard, and the opportunity to win a 2008 Harley-Davidson Road King. For more information about Family Guidance & Outreach Center: www.lubbockparentconnection.org. For more information about vendor, sponsorship or ticket information please contact Kimberlee at kimdavis@nts-online.net or blueribbonrally@gmail.com; Depot Entertainment District on Buddy Holly Avenue, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

April 27.....Cactus Kids Through the Years - Travel “through the years” as we re-visit spring productions of days gone by. We’ll remember the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s, get a little bit country, a little Rock & Roll, go to Broadway & Salute the Academy Awards. Featuring the Kiddos and the Cuties and Prduced by Terri Caldwell. Reserved seat tickets are $20.00, for 12 years and under, $10.00; Cactus Theatre, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue, 7:30 p.m.

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