January 15, 2009


January 15….Lubbock Girls Basketball - Late Registration Extension - LGB has been a leading basketball organization for girls between the grades of 3rd through 12th for over three decades. It provides girls an opportunity to enhance, not only their basketball skills, but also learn valuable lessons which they use in their daily lives. Registration fees for all 3rd – 12th grade girls is $85.00 (no late fees will be applied for this extended sign-up period). Visit www.lubbockgirlsbasketball.com for more info.
Extended (LAST) Registration time:
Today - Jan. 15th @ 7-9 pm at Evans Middle School, 4211 58th St.

January 15….“Singles Coffee and Conversation” - The theme will be “internet dating” and will be led by Christy Byers. These have been very successful and are a great way to get out and meet new singles. There will be a $2 admission fee at the door. Come early to order your specialty coffee and drinks. Seminar topic will begin at 7 p.m. Bring your friends and come and get acquainted with some new singles. J&B Coffee, 2701 26th Street; 7 p.m.- 9 p.m.


January 16-17….Lubbock Unwrapped: '70s Retro - Get ready for a whole new experience! Headlining a celebrity guest host each week, Lubbock Unwrapped will feature blisteringly funny skits by their wonderful cast of actors and comedians, “á la Saturday Night Live,” then rock you with the best music. Presenting hit tributes to the legends of American music and an incredible West Texas singer/ songwriter. But...that’s not all: you will visit Betty Jo’s Bar and Grill and Bob and Toni’s Salon, never knowing who might stop by for a brew, bite, or trim. To top it all off you the audience become part of the show as you attempt to stump Christopher Gossette as he takes a suggested song title and creates a song on the spot. Starring: Sheena Fadeyi, Jason Fellers, Billy McClaran, Jeff McCreight, Owen Franklin, Jane Prince- Jones, Kurt Kiser, Christopher Gossett and The Lubbock Texas Rythmn Machine. Don’t miss The Cactus Cuties as they perform a tribute to The Jackson 5. Guest Host: Marc McDougal and West Texas singer/songwriter Matt Martindale. Tickets are $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

January 16-17….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s Production of “Out of This World” – With the dawn of the New Year, the LSO begins an expedition of strange new worlds befitting of Kubrick’s "2001: A Space Odyssey." Hearing Ligeti’s ethereal music, will enable you to visit the sounds and sonorities of the vast expanse of outer space and the stillness of the cosmos. Next, hear a child’s innocent perspective of our own world brought to you by Finzi. The Lubbock Youth Orchestra joins the LSO in the finale with Holst’s triumphant trek to our wondrous celestial neighbors. Featuring Karl Dent, tenor. . For more information and tickets call 806-762-1688 or visit www..lubbocksymphony.org. Lubbock Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 p.m.


January 16-18…. Lubbock Community Theatre’s Production of "Deathtrap" - Successful Broadway mystery playwright Sidney Bruehl is suffering from writer’s block and, after reading a brilliant play by a student playwright, decides to make the play his own. His method of acquiring the play presents twists and turns in a plot that will cause the audience to scream, laugh and be thrilled. Written by Ira Levin and directed by Jay C. Brown. Rating: Murder mystery/PG 13. For information call 806-749-2416 or visit lubbockcommunity theatre.org. The Firehouse Theatre, Louise H. Underwood Center, 511 Avenue K;; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. plus Saturday 2 p.m. matinee.


January 17….Master Class Industry Workshop -
Join Dream Kasestatad, a Lubbock native and Montre Burton star of ABC’s "High School Musical" as they conduct a master class industry workshop. Master class is on camera (film, TV, commercial), scene study (character development and analysis). Industry workshop is on audition technique, tools for success/the business of the industry. Fee: $200 (Includes both the Master Class and the Industry Workshop). Contact: Janie Hemmings (806) 762.8606 or dkmbentertainment@gmail for more information. RSVP was due by Wednesday, Jan. 14....but there may be space still available. Contact them immediately if interested to see if spots are still available. Space is limited.The Louse Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K.

January 17….Letterboxing 101 -
Come learn all about the family fun hobby of letterboxing. You'll create your own stamp and embark on your first letterboxing trip. Supplies for your letterboxing kit are included- $10/person (includes letterboxing kit). For more information on letterboxing, visit www.letterboxing.org. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For all ages. For more information contact Hodges Community Center at (806)767-3706 or e-mail aperkins@mylubbock.us Hodges Community Center, 4011 University; 10 a.m.-12:00 noon.

January 17….Red Raider Basketball
– Big XII conference hoops action with the Tech men vs the University of Texas Longhorns. United Spirit Arena, 1711 Indiana; 3 p.m.

"Maestro!" The Weekly Ticket Giveaway Returns in High Style

This week's giveaway winner will be randomly drawn from all entries submitted with the correct answer to this week's trivia question.

The question: Who was the founding conductor and leader of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra for nearly 40 years?

To enter this week's drawing, from correct answers received for the trivia question, send us an e-mail with the words "LSO Tickets" in the subject line. In the body of the email, provide your answer to the trivia question. Because this concert is THIS SATURDAY NIGHT, the deadline for entries is Friday (tomorrow!) at noon. As a courtesy to all who enter, please make certain you can attend the concert before entering the contest. "Thanks and good luck!"

To enter this giveaway, please e-mail your contact info (including daytime phone) to us here at info@lubbockfunclub.com

We'll let everyone know our winner next week, as always.

Connecting Lubbock:
Special Call for Anyone Interested in Volunteer Work for AARP

This opportunity is great for anyone who is interested in issues affecting adults over the age of 50 in our community. Activities include "engaging legislative offices via the telephone, letter writing, and district office visits" regarding AARP's legislative priorities. The detailed volunteer position description and link is below. If you have any questions or would like to participate, please contact Susan Williams at SJWilliams@aarp.org or (214) 265-4081 or 1-866-687-2277. Depending upon the interest, she also hopes to hold an information session in Lubbock in early February. If you know anyone who might be interested in your business or professional organization, please forward this info to them as a community service!

Got an idea especially for the ladies? steph@lubbockfunclub.com

Got an idea to promote something just for the guys? shane@lubbockfunclub.com

Special event coming up? Send us the details! info@lubbockfunclub.com

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January 20, 27....“Six Strings Attached” Guitar Lessons - Music fans eight years old and up are invited to the Buddy Holly Center to try out acoustic guitar with local musician Joe Gillis Tuesdays in January. Joe has taught guitar instruction for several years and boasts over 25 years of playing experience. Bring your own guitar, or use one at the center while in class. Four lessons for $20. Gift certificates are available in the gift shop. Class limit of 15. Pre-registration is required, please call Lisa Howe at 775-3567. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 5:45- 6:45 p.m.

January 23….A Tribute to Johnny Cash - If you are a Johnny Cash fan (and who isn’t?), you are going to love this special event at the Cactus Theater. Bennie Wheels, from Dallas, Texas, headlines this highly acclaimed, authentic tribute to the “man in black”. His wife, Renee’, with an uncanny sound and likeness to June Carter, adds that special touch to this amazing recreation, widely recognized as the best Johnny Cash tribute show in the nation. Join Bennie, Renee’ and the Johnny Cash Tribute Band for an evening of legendary hit songs presented the way you remember them! Tickets are $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

January 24….”Biggest Loser Couples” Contest - The Falls is holding their own version, of the popular TV show and non-members are invited to be a part of it all. If your goal is to lose up to 20 lbs in 6 weeks, they will help you achieve your goal! Participants will be placed on teams and winners will be determined by the entire team's percentage of weight loss for their group. Participants will receive a t-shirt in their team color, prizes, and a special class held just for you! The $45 entry fee (per partner) includes: ONE special class per week held exclusively for our BIGGEST LOSERS on Saturdays @ 11:15 a.m., a healthy luncheon plus nutritional tips and advice on how to eat to lose, six weeks to compete (January 24th – March 7th), one special class with Beth held each week on Saturdays @ 10:15 a.m. (Please note: It isn't mandatory to attend the "Loser" class, but it's a great way to meet your teammates and stay committed to your goal). Individual weight will be private...only team totals will be posted, Awards Party for all participants and a 6 week membership to the Falls Athletic Club. Deadline to enter is January 17. Please contact Beth @ 789-3440 for more information or visit https://www.thefallsathleticclub.com/fitness/biggest-loser.aspx to sign up online. If participants need childcare, they will need to call the club to make reservations. The Falls Athletic Club, 4705 -112th.

January 29-31….Broadway Production of “The Pajama Game” - Bright and riotously funny, this fast-paced, frisky tale is theatre at its very best with this sparkling, all-new production of the Tony Award winning, Broadway smash hit – THE PAJAMA GAME. The feisty employee representative has found her match in the pajama shop superintendent and when the two get together, they wind up discussing a whole lot more than job actions! The high-energy score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross brims with popular hits and musical theatre standards such as “Hey There,” “Steam Heat” and the hilarious “Hernando’s Hideaway” that will keep you humming all the way home. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions, 7:30 p.m. plus a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.

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