April 23, 2009


April 23 - 26….“Death of a Salesman” – This American classic was greeted with enthusiastic reviews, receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1949, the 1949 Tony Award for Best Play, as well as the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. And it was the first play to win these three major awards, helping establish Arthur Miller as an internationally-known playwright. Reserved tickets $12.00 for the general public. Free tickets are available for Tech students. Call 742-3603 for reservations. Texas Tech Maedgen Theater, 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues; Thursday thru Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.


April 24….7th Annual Mentor Tech Celebration Banquet - The Lauro Cavazos & Ophelia Powell-Malone Mentoring Program, (Mentor Tech), invites you to attend this banquet with author, educator and scholar, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson of Georgetown University serving as the keynote speaker. Once a teenage father dependent on the welfare program, Dyson’s turned his life around. To provide a better future for his son, he recognized the need for an education and earned his doctoral degree from Princeton University. Proceeds will benefit student scholarships. For tickets, tables, sponsorship opportunities or other information, call 806-742-8692, email Mentor@ttu.edu, or visit www.mentortech.ttu.edu.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

April 24…."Look At The Stars" Benefit – Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Southwest is pleased to announce this first annual event that will showcase some of Lubbock’s best talent including Bo Garza, Tori Vasquez, Kenny Maines, and Element. The event will also showcase many local artists though a silent auction. Last year RMHC served 10,000 people. The organization seeks to provide care and comfort to critically ill children and their families. For more info, contact Stacy Keith, director of development at 744-8877. Lubbock Country Club, 3400 Mesa Rd; 6:30 p.m.

April 24….The Lubbock Women's Club Historical Foundation Annual Fundraiser – This year’s event, "Lasso a Lexus" will give guests a chance to win a new ES350 Lexus sedan. Tickets are priced at $100 and includes gourmet dinner, entertainment, and a chance to win a new ES350 Lexus sedan. Tickets may be purchased by calling Mecca Thompson at 763-6448. Proceeds go to fund restoration and maintenance of the Club's building which is designated a historical landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Lubbock Women's Club, 2020 Broadway; 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.


April 24 - 25….“The Cactus Cuties 2009” -
Only eight short months ago, the Cuties hosted their first solo concert at the Cactus Theater. Since then, they have traveled from “sea to sea” performing in New Orleans, Phoenix, Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, LA and many others... including an unbelievable engagement at the White House. They are home again long enough to host their second headlining show. Andi, Baylee, Blaire and Madeline have all new songs for their new show including beautiful classics, fun rock 'n' roll, soul, some new doo wop and, of course, the thing they do best...accapella harmonies. Treat yourselves, children, grandchildren and parents to this wonderful concert starring Lubbock’s own “little” treasure. Tickets: $30 ($12.50 for Kids 12 and under). For more information visit www.cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

April 24 - 25….CATS Playhouse production of "My Hero!" - A comedy musical melodrama by local playwright Whitney Ryan Garrity with music by Aaron Latino. Directed by Whitney Ryan Garrity. For reservations or tickets, call 792-0501. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children, students & seniors. CATS Playhouse, 2405 34th St; 7:30 p.m.

April 24 - 25….33rd Annual Scholarship Concerts - A festival of English choral music,Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4. Featuring the combined choirs of TTU and The Lubbock Chorale with John S. Hollins, conductor and Sigurd M. Øgaard, organist. University Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew George. For tickets call 770-2000. General public $17.00; seniors $14.50; students $12.00. Texas Tech Music Building, Hemmle Recital Hall (on the Tech campus between 18th St. and Akron Avenue); 8 p.m.


April 25….Bird Walk -
Meet in the Garden and Arts Center parking lot and take a Bird Walk around Clapp Park or caravan to another Lubbock park. Beginners to advanced birders welcome! Garden and Arts Center, 42nd & University; 8 a.m.- 10 a.m.

April 25….2009 EarthKind Conference - EarthKind is a type of landscaping that uses research-proven techniques to provide maximum gardening and landscape enjoyment while preserving and protecting our environment. Dr. Steven W. George, an Associate Professor and Extension Horticulturist at Texas A&M University, will be the featured guest speaker and is the creator of the trademarked EarthKind Environmental Landscape Management System. Attendees will learn how to maintain a beautiful landscape while reducing water use up to 70%. Dr. George will speak on the seven principles of EarthKind gardening, how to prepare for spring planting, practices that protect the environment and much more. The conference will include information about selecting plant varieties that use less water, require less soil modification, are more tolerant to stressful environmental conditions and are less susceptible to pest problems. Registration fee is $35 for Master Gardeners/Interns and $40 for the general public. Register online at http://lubbockmastergardeners.tamu.edu. (The deadline to register for the conference was Friday, April 17 but if you choose to register the day of the event, the registration fee is $45....provided space is available.) For more info, visit lubbockmastergardeners.tamu.edu or call the Texas AgriLife Extension Office at 775-1680. Scottish Rite Learning Center, 1101 70th St; 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

April 25….National Ranching Heritage Center 39th Annual Ranch Day - Planned around the theme of “How The West Was Won,” new activities this year include black powder demonstrations, Native American weaponry and exploring the Center’s firearms collection. Tying in with Ranch Day will be the release of the new Andy Wilkinson/Andy Hedges CD titled “Welcome to the Tribe.” The collection features new material and classics. Selections will be performed on the Campbell Patio from 2 to 3 p.m. and purchases can be made on the patio or at Cogdell’s Store inside the NRHC. Designed for the entire family, Ranch Day activities include chuckwagon food samples, games from bygone times, horseback riding and viewing cattle in the shipping pens by the train and depot. Pioneer crafts will be demonstrated, along with ranch music and dancing. According to Ranch Day coordinator Emily Arellano, children can decorate a May pole set up outside the one-room schoolhouse, make their own rope, use a hand-wringer clothes washer, learn to rope a steer and participate in stick horse rodeos. More than 100 Ranch Hosts and special event participants recreate authentic settings reflective of ranching from the 1780s to the present. Admission to the day’s events is FREE. A hamburger lunch will be available at a small price. For additional info, call Emily Arellano at (806) 742-0498. National Ranching Heritage Center; 3121 Fourth St., just east of Indiana Avenue; 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.

April 25….Vintage Township Fairy Tale Feast - A little girl's delight for sure! Pack your favorite picnic lunch and grab a princess blanket and sit back and enjoy the entertainment. Your favorite Princess characters will be strolling around to sit and enjoy the feast with you, as well as to perform some classic Disney songs. Hub Performing Arts will be partnering with Vintage to bring this special event to you. Your little girl's attire might be her favorite ball dress. Tickets are $10, or pay $15 to add the special feature of having one of our princesses sit with the family. Tickets may be purchased ahead of time at the Vintage Township Information Center and the event will be held at Founders Park. Vintage is located between Slide Road and south Quaker Avenue off of 114th Street (11410 Trafalgar Avenue). Call 806-771-1117 for more information or visit www.vintagetownship.com. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

April 25…..Parkinson’s Awareness Event - More people suffer from Parkinson’s than ALS, MS and Muscular Dystrophy combined: an estimated 1 ½ million Americans. In recognition of Parkinson’s Disease Awareness month, the West Texas Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, a non-profit organization, will be at Market Street (50th and Indiana). Please stop by for free hot dogs, music and information about the disease and the many activities available in the Lubbock area for Parkinson’s patients. Event runs from 12 noon until 3 p.m.

April 25….Ragin’ Cajun Fundraiser - The tastes and sounds of Louisiana are coming to Lubbock in this annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Texas. Bring your appetites because this Cajun party is all about great food, including crawfish, crab legs, shrimp, sausage and more. During the event, listen to live music from local bands, including Jazz Alley, Andy Eppler, The Clandestine Amigos, Southern Conviction and Dustin Garrett and the Texas Cruisers. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities available. Tickets $35 each in advance, $40 at the door. SOTX athlete tickets are $17 each. Contact the area office at 749-7000. Special Olympics Texas is a privately funded, non-profit organization providing year-'round sports training and athletic competition for 32,240 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Texas. Lubbock City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions; 4 p.m.-10 p.m.


April 26….Friend Day at Texas Boys Ranch -
Individuals and families are invited to visit the ranch and enjoy a cookout. There is no cost, but reservations must be made by calling 747-3187. Lubbock Kiwanis are supplying and preparing the food for this event. Support for Texas Boys Ranch of Lubbock goes a long way in improving the lives of some children who would otherwise be delinquent or homeless. Texas Boys Ranch is “Lubbock’s own” residential childcare organization and is home to 32 boys ages 4-18 and is a working ranch. The boys live in four houses with a houseparent couple and eight boys in each one, creating a family atmosphere. This therapeutic environment emphasizes character development that can be found only with hard work and pride in a job well done. While most Lubbock residents have heard of Texas Boys Ranch, not many have actually visited. Friend Day provides an opportunity for the people of Lubbock to see the ranch in action. Texas Boys Ranch, located 3 miles east of the Lubbock Preston Smith Airport; 2:30-4:30 p.m.

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April 30…Volunteer Orientation
April 30…Lubbock Arts Festival Premier Night
May 1…...Annual Literary Lubbock Dinner
May 1-2…Lubbock Symphony “Tales & Incantations”
May 1-3…31st Annual Lubbock Arts Festival
May 2…...Celebrity Attractions' presents ”CATS”
May 13….“Meet the Minis”
May 16….Summer Kickoff Carnival

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Singles Event On Schedule!
Fun Club's 'SOS' group getting word out for ticketed gathering at Sugerbaker's May 7

"SOS" (which affectionately stands for "Singles Only Stuff") is a group for adults 40 years and up that enjoys quality outings, food, fun, and friendship. Join them for this opportunity to meet new friends, eat,
and win a door prize at this special event. This event is not to be confused with the regular "monthly dinners" that the group enjoys hosting each month...but rather, a more casual, fun gathering complete with interactive prizes, games and the chance to really get to know some new faces. To purchase your $10 ticket in advance, go to The Ice Cream Shoppe at 2705-B 26th Street, between the dates of April 17 and May 7th. You're encouraged to purchase your entry ticket early as entry the day of the event will be $12. Sugarbaker’s Cafe and Bakery, 4601 S. Loop 289; 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

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