April 24, 2008


April 24....Empowering Women 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. 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. (Reservations were due Tuesday)

April 24...."Prehistoric Party" for Kids - Dinosaur-inspired crafts and refreshments for children ages 3 and up. For additional information, call 767-3733; The Groves Branch Library, 5520-19th Street, 4 p.m.


April 24 - 26...."Movin' Out"- Presented by Celebrity Attractions, this is the Tony® Award winning musical conceived, choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp and based on 24 classic songs by Billy Joel. The first national tour received the 2005 "Best New Musical" and "Best Choreography" Awards from The League of American Theaters and Producers Touring Broadway Awards. TIckets available through all Select-A-Seat outlets. Click here to purchase online. City Bank Auditorium, 4th Street and Drive of Champions. Performances each night at 7:30 p.m., plus an additional matinee on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.


April 25....The Magical Moments of the 50’s and 60’s - Remember the Drifters, the Platters, James Brown and Aretha? That’s just a sample of the great artists whose songs will be showcased by Sheena Fadeyi, Brandon Gwinn, Billy McClaran, Jeff McCreight and introducing newcomer to the Cactus stage, Engelo Charles. Hosted by the effervescent Kurt Kiser and backed by the best band around, The Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine. Reserved seat tickets $25/$20; Cactus Theatre, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue, 7:30 p.m.


April 25-26...."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 25-26....Texas Tech Scholarship Orchestra - The TTU orchestra and choirs will be joined by the Lubbock Chorale for a performance of Johannes Brahms' "German Requiem." While this work expresses the despair of death like the classic requiem, it also beautifully expresses profound hope. It is considered by many to be the greatest choral work by any of the masters. General admission $19.00, seniors $16.50, students $14.00; Tickets available by phone (770-2000), in person and online. Hemmle Hall (TTU Music Building, 18th and Boston); 8 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....Slaton Arts on the Square - Free event featuring street fair, art demonstrations, gallery viewings, two stages with area musicians, and a children's area. Call 828-6238 for more information; Slaton Town Square, Slaton, Texas; 10 a.m.- 5 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 Lubbock favorite 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 info about sponsorship or ticket info, contact kimdavis@nts-online.net or blueribbonrally@gmail.com; Depot Entertainment District on Buddy Holly Avenue, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.


April 27....Greyhound Meet and Greet - Greyhound owners and their dogs will be on hand. Volunteers will answer questions and assist interested persons in starting the adoption process. Greyhounds make wonderful pets - so join the fun! Call Linda at 806-787-8530 for questions or additional information; Tractor Supply Company, 7531-82nd Street. Event from 1 p.m. - 2:30 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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Our Ticket Winners for Tonight's Performance of "Movin' Out"....

Congratulations to ticket winners Grady and Debbie A....enjoy the show!

Parents...Enter to Win a Free Summer Camp Registration From Our Friends at Hub Performing Arts!

This week's random drawing event is designed especially for kids and parents.
If you'd like to enter for a chance to win a free registration for one of the many summer camps offered by Hub Performing Arts, simply send us an e-mail with the bold words KIDS SUMMER CAMP in the subject line. We'll draw for the winner on Sunday at midnight and notify the winner on Monday. Be sure to send us your contact info (including your daytime phone, please) to us at the following e-mail address: info@lubbockfunclub.com
Good luck to everyone!

CALENDAR Reminder for Longtime Members and "Newbies"...

We hear, from time to time, that so many of you have come to rely on this weekly postcard as an essential part of your weekend planning. We are happy that so many of you use this it to digest what could be termed our "Selected Picks" each Thursday. Many of you print it out each week and use it like a "roadmap to fun"...or so we hear. However...we feel like many of you may have forgotten that we have a more complete calendar section within the pages of our actual website (www.lubbockfunclub.com)...as it lists even more events of every type for the given time period that this postcard covers. It's true! There simply isn't enough space to list ALL the many events going on now...much less in the weeks and months ahead! So..this is simply a friendly reminder that you can see a more EXTENSIVE CALENDAR by clicking here! We encourage you to find the "extra fun"...so check it out and see more exciting things to do all around our region. Live it up, Lubbock!

Lubbock Moonlight Musicals 2008 Season and Ticket Info Announced!

It's hard to believe...but the 2008 summer musicals season is just around the corner. Lubbock Moonlight Musicals returns for another exciting season of plays under the stars...and we have your SEASON PREVIEW of shows and ticket information! It's going to be an exciting season with three (3) outstanding shows lined up. Click here to get a sneak peek at what's coming and how you can purchase season tickets NOW...before individual show tickets go on sale in a couple of weeks.


May 1....May SOS Dinner - Lubbock Fun Club Singles will be meeting at Gardski's - 2009 Broadway (on the 2nd floor), 7.p.m.

May 1, 8 & 15....“Master’s Touch Program” -
This program by The Lubbock Master Gardener’s Association. will include topics such as lawns (grasses, fertilization, weed control & watering), plants (tomatoes,container gardening, raised bed gardening), and waterwise gardening (landscaping, Texas SmartScape, & Texas trees). Cost for all three nights is $45. Registration forms and additional info can be found at lubbockmastergardeners.tamu.edu, or email slake@susanlake.net, or by calling 806-775-1680; Breedlove Dehydration Facility Conference Room, 818 MLK Blvd, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

May 2-3....The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: Bohemians and Their Rhapsodies - Conclusion of the 2007-08 Global Journeys season with the Grand Finale Concert featuring works of two of the greatest Bohemian masters, Antonín Dvorák and Gustav Mahler. Performance will include Dvorak’s Concerto for Violin in a minor, featuring violinist Yuval Yaron and Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 1. For tickets, call 762.1688, come by LSO office at 601 Ave. K or visit the website at www.lubbocksymphony.org; Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, 8 p.m.

May 2-4, 9-11, and 16-18....Lubbock Community Theatre: "Same Time, Next Year" - One of the most popular romantic comedies of the century, ran four years on Broadway, was a successful motion picture, and remains one of the most widely produced plays in history. It follows a love affair between people who rendezvous once a year. Twenty five years of manners, morals and attitudes are hilariously mirrored by the lovers. Directed By: Joseph Ginnane; The Firehouse Theatre, Louise H. Underwood Center, 511 Avenue K, 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

May 17.....Annual Gala Fundraiser for the National Ranching Heritage Center - Spend an evening "Under The Tuscan Moon" with an Italian theme, decorations, menu and activities. Tickets required in advance from Robin Gilliam-Crawford at (806) 742-0498. $75 each or $1,000 for a table for 8. Italian-inspired door prizes and thank-you gifts and musical entertainment; National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth Street, 6 p.m.

Many more UPCOMING FUN THINGS TO DO are listed on our website...lots further out than the weekly postcard. Click here to go to our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for more info on these activites and MORE> 

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