March 5, 2009


March 5….Murder Mystery Dinner Theater – An exciting, interactive, and original performance written by Margie Pignatarro, directed by Paul Filingham, and performed by Mike Morgan, Merial Morgan, Heather Rushing, Kevin Helmer, and Leigh Ann Koch. While enjoying popcorn and pizza you will get to participate in a comedic yet mysterious performance by Lubbock’s own local talent. Tickets are $20. Call 792-3333 to reserve your seat. Main Event, 6010 Brownfield Hwy; 6 p.m.

March 5….Lubbock Fun Club Singles Monthly Dinner - The covered patio area just inside the front door will be reserved for the group. There is plenty of seating, so be sure to invite a friend to join in the fun. . No RSVP required. Just show up, order and pay as you go...everyone takes care of their own tab but shares the company of the group. Fuddrucker's, 5501 Slide Road. Gather at 6:30 p.m. for a relaxing, informal social time, then enjoy dinner at 7 p.m.


March 6….20th Annual Mayor’s Beans and Cornbread Luncheon - Mayors from Lubbock and surrounding counties don white aprons and greet every supporter with a handshake as they enter the banquet hall. This year mayors for the past 20 years have been invited to join in the celebration of this anniversary event. This is Hospice of Lubbock's largest fundraising event each year, serving upwards of 2000 people. Ticket prices have remained the same every year....$10 each. Don Caldwell and the stars of the Cactus Theater provide the best music anywhere. Local media celebrities emcee the event while local officials and community leaders serve as waitstaff and servers. Tickets available at the door. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

arch 6….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art venues, plus the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout our community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. The trolleys are free, and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treaure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and who will help you navigate FFAT with ease. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! Event runs 6 p.m.-9 p.m. throughout downtown and the Depot District.


March 6-7….Dinner Theater Fundraiser - The Slaton Harvey House will present a dinner featuring a wine tasting, gourmet meal and performance of the play “Harvey Girls.” Written by Rosa Latimer, the production is directed by Jay Young. Proceeds from the event will go to the Slaton Railroad Heritage Association and the Lockney High School Theater Department. The dinner, featuring beef tenderloin, will be catered by Lacy Vardeman. “We’ll begin the evening with appetizers and after the delicious meal, the actors will move among the audience. The entire dining room will be our stage,” Mosser explained. “Harvey Girls” premiered at the Garza Theatre in Post in 2007 and played to a full house each of the 7 performances. Many original cast members will appear in this production. The play, set in 1913, tells the story of a group of Harvey Girls who live and work in a Harvey House in a small Texas town. There is limited seating for the dinner theater event and reservations are required by calling 787-3180. Tickets (56 for each night) for the dinner and play are $100 per person. Slaton Harvey House, 400 Railroad Ave, Slaton, TX ; 6 p.m.

March 6-7….Lubbock Unwrapped: A Tribute to the Everly Brothers – This week’s guest host is Don Haragan and the spotlight is on the music of The Everly Brothers featuring Jason Fellers & Brandon Gwinn backed by the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine. Starring comedy cast include Jane Prince Jones, Kurt Kiser, Christopher Gossett and Jacie Hood. Special musical guest is West Texas singer/ songwriter Andy Wilkinson. Tickets are $25.For more information visit Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

March 6-7….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s Production of “Bruckner: Grandfather of Film Music” – Every daring, ponderous, and heartbreaking scene of film is enhanced by the profound emotions music evokes. Join the LSO in an exploration of some of the great epic movie scores of our time. Then, hear the powerfully heroic yet nuanced expression of the man who influenced it all, Anton Bruckner. Featuring selections from Lawrence of Arabia, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, The Lord of the Rings, Batman, Ben Hur, and Symphony No. 6. For more information and tickets call 762-1688 or visit Lubbock Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 p.m.


March 6-8….2009 Home & Garden Show - Almost everyone agrees it’s good to “go green,” but no one really knows how. This spring, “You’ve Been Given the Green Light” to see all the ways you can save both money and the environment at the 2009 Home & Garden Show. This year’s theme, “You’ve Been Given the Green Light,” calls on local companies to showcase green products and services. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children 2 to 12 years of age; there is no charge for children under 2. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. The show provides a “one-stop shopping” venue for everything consumers need in order to become aware of the latest trends and ideas on gardening and home improvement. This three-day event is also a source of entertainment for people of all ages from Lubbock and the surrounding community. All attendees 18 and over are eligible to register for a chance to win a complete living room makeover. For more information, please contact Gena Godinez at (806) 798-1616 or visit their website. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday – 4 8 p.m., Saturday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

March 6-8…Garza Theatre Production of "Love Letters" - Andrew Ladd and Melissa Gardner are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Their story is played out as they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years. Through marriages, children, divorce, and career changes their attachment to each other remains strong and they continue to keep in touch. Their letters make it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years. Written by A. R. Gurney, starring Jacqui Neal and Jon Steele, and directed by Christy Morris. For more info or to reserve tickets call 806-495-4005. The Garza Theatre, 226 E. Main, Post, TX; 8 p.m. nightly except March 8 which is a 2:30 p.m. matinee.


March 7…."Get Smart! Play Chess!" Spring Scholastic Chess Championship - (K-12 & Adults, in 5 sections). A four-round Swiss System Tournament (30 minutes per player/game). Trophies to the winners. For more information, call 742-7742; e-mail; or go to Science Spectrum 2579 S. Loop 289. On-site registration 9 a.m. -10 a.m. Games 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

March 7….4th Annual Kids in the Kitchen - The Junior League of Lubbock in conjunction with Covenant Children’s Hospital and United Supermarkets presents its 4th annual Kids in the Kitchen. Take part in the fun activities, demonstrations, healthy recipes, give-a-ways, games and more. Children will learn how to keep their bodies, minds and sprits healthy. Raider Red and the Texas Tech Cheerleaders will make a special appearance. The event is free but space is limited to the first 300 children. "BATTER UP!" Visit online at: and to register call 1-866-4COVENANT. Covenant Health System Knipling Education Conference Center (Parking garage at 21st Street & Louisville – 6th floor); 10 a.m.

March 7….Lady Raider Basketball – Big XII conference basketball featuring the Tech women vs. Missouri. United Spirit Arena, 1711 Indiana Ave; 2 p.m.


March 8….American Boychoir Concert – The American Boychoir is regarded as the United States’ premier concert boys’ choir. It continues to dazzle audiences with its unique blend of musical sophistication, effervescent spirit, and ensemble virtuosity. Boys in grades 4 through 8, reflecting the ethnic, religious and cultural diversity of the US, come from across the country and around the world to pursue a rigorous musical and academic curriculum at The American Boychoir School. Maintaining an active national and international touring schedule, the ensemble performs and records regularly with such world-class artists and ensembles as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, soprano Jessye Norman, pop diva Beyoncé, and Sir Paul McCartney. Admission is free. Concert will last approximately 1 hour. Childcare will be provided. First United Methodist Church, 1411 Broadway; 5 p.m.

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March 9-31…. 11th Annual Curves Food Drive - Collectively, over the past five years, nearly 50 million pounds of food were distributed to local communities all over the world through the Curves Food Drive. Curves of Lubbock is also giving back to the community by waiving its normal service fee for any new member who brings in a bag of non-perishable groceries and joins between March 9th and March 28th. This promotion will help the women of Lubbock manage their weight and their wallets by joining Curves for free, while also helping feed hungry people in the community at a time when the food banks are lowest. Especially during these uncertain times, this food is needed more than ever. Others wishing to donate may drop off non-perishable food items at Curves Monday through Friday during business hours through the month of March. For more information, please call the friendly staff of Curves at 791-2700 or 795-2701.

March 14….Science Spectrum 20th Birthday Party - 2009 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Science Spectrum as a local non-profit museum. Beginning at 2 p.m. free birthday cupcakes and ice cream will be served to the first 500 people in attendance. There will also be elephant rides, feedings, and photos, a petting zoo provided by Kenny’s Korral, special science demonstrations and hands-on activities. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary for four days only from March 14 to 17th, get $20 off a new or renewed explorer 5 person annual Membership. Fees will apply for rides, feeding or photos with the elephants or animals at the petting zoo. Membership must be purchased on site at the Science Spectrum during the four day promotional period. Cannot be purchased over the phone, online, or by mail. Other restrictions apply. Contact the Science Spectrum at 745-2525 x234 for additional membership special promotion details. If you don’t get a chance to come by on the actual birthday party day, don’t worry, the elephants and petting zoo will be sticking around for a few extra days, March 14th to 17th, for some Spring Break family fun. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 11 a.m.– 6 p.m.

March 28....Kids Summer Fun Fair - Produced by the Lubbock Fun Club, this daylong event brings together leading community businesses and organizations offering special events, activities, day camps, classes and summer programs for kids...ALL UNDER ONE ROOF! You’ll discover a wide range of vendors offering their services and special programs....with discounts and incentives for early summer sign-ups. Plus....there’ll be hourly drawings, great door prizes, a kids activity area outside...special surprises and lots of fun for all attending! Plan now for summer, meet vendors, take advantage of early sign-up opportunities and get the best times and spaces available before they fill up! There'll be fun stuff for parents and kids alike - including artist demonstrations, animal shows courtesy of the Science Spectrum, live music, children's actors showing their talents....and a casual atmosphere that's fun for all! FREE event produced especially for families and kids! Hodges Community Center, 4011 University; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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