May 7, 2009


May 7….2009 Go Red For Women Event - Did you know heart disease is the number one killer of women? You can learn how to fight this disease and live a healthier life at this event and luncheon hosted by the American Heart Association (AHA). The event features complimentary health screenings, vendor exhibits and physician-led discussions from 10 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. The luncheon will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sally Baskey will be the luncheon guest speaker. Her program, “Laughter, My Drug of Choice,” begins at noon. The money raised from the luncheon goes to support awareness, education and research of heart disease in women. Tickets are $25 each and sponsorships are available. If you’re interested in taking part in Go Red activities or attending the Go Red Event and luncheon, please call the American Heart Association at (806) 748-2500. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. (See specific event times listed above.)

May 7....Lubbock Fun Club (SOS) May Mixer (SPECIAL EVENT) -
Singles from Lubbock and South Plains area ages 40 and over will have an opportunity to get acquainted and meet other singles at the "May Mixer" hosted by the Lubbock Fun Club singles group.
Don't miss out on this special event which will be a casual gathering complete with great food, interactive prizes, games, and the chance to really get to know some new faces. Purchase your "early bird" ticket for $10 at The Ice Cream Shoppe, 2705-B 26th St. until 1 p.m. today. Ticket price will be $12 at the door. To learn more about the Lubbock Fun Club "SOS" (Singles Only Stuff) group, visit or call Jeanne, Singles Events Coordinator at (806) 777-9484. Sugarbaker's Café and Bakery, 4601 S. Loop 289. Event takes place 7-10 p.m.


May 8….Middle School Madness - Enjoy a night of fun and entertainment with your friends! Teens ages 11-14 will have their choice of Wii video games, tournaments, pool, air hockey, and much more for just $1/teen! Snacks will be available for purchase during the event. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Call 767-3706 for more information. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University.


May 8-9; (also May 15-17)….The Garza Theatre’s production of “The Seafarer” - The West Texas premiere of a new, multiple Tony Award-nominated play by Irish playwright Conor McPherson. The theater has teamed up with the Hotel Garza to celebrate in real Irish style with dinner and staycation package deals. James "Sharky" Harkin, an alcoholic Irishman with a checkered past, has returned home for Christmas to care for his recently blinded brother, Richard. As Sharky attempts sobriety, he contends with the hard-drinking, irascible Richard and his own conscience. Sharky's past comes back to haunt him when the Devil comes back for his due in a game of crooked poker. In the meantime, Irish humor and storytelling abound in this tragic comedy about good, evil and human imperfection. The cast includes Justin Duncan, veterans Mitchell Britton and Josh Peterson, C.D. Adamson, and Bill Gelber, renowned Texas Tech theater professor. Hotel Garza is offering patrons a hearty Irish meal prior to the theatre experience. Enjoy handmade Irish stew, fresh wheaten bread, a scrumptious dessert and beverage. The package includes two tickets and two dinners for $45.98, and is also available for matinees. Or, leave the kids with a sitter and come experience real Irish hospitality at the Hotel Garza. With this romantic getaway for two, guests receive two tickets to the show, a soul-warming handmade Irish dinner before curtain, and a good night’s sleep in this magnificently restored turn-of-the-century inn. Breakfast awaits before the trip back home. Prices are $115.99, $134.99 and $148.99 for the standard, small suite and large suite packages. Prices do not include motel/hotel tax. Reservations for the packages requested 24 hours prior to date of stay. Call (806) 495-3962 or e-mail Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 and younger. Students, seniors 60 and older and military personnel tickets are $10. For standard ticket booking, call (806) 495-4005. This show contains adult themes. Garza Theatre, 226 E. Main, Post, TX; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights plus 2:30 p.m. matinees on Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 17th.


May 8-10
(also May 15-17)....Lubbock Community Theatre presents "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" - · This theatre and film classic by Dale Wasserman tells the story of a man who tries to fight the system, but with tragic results. The award-winning Broadway classic was made into a multiple Oscar-winning film (including a win for Best Picture 1975). Rating: Drama/R-rated for adult language and situations. Directed by Connie R. Watson. For more info, visit Boston Avenue Playhouse, 4230 Boston Avenue; Fridays/Saturdays at 8 p.m. plus a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.


May 9….Kids Fair 2009 -
Parents are encouraged to bring their kids to the Grand Court in the South Plains Mall to register for summer activities. Special characters in attendance for children's entertainment include Professor Pantaloney, Cinderella, Prince Charming and Raider Red. South Plains Mall, 58th and Slide Rd. Event runs throughout the day.

May 9….Mommy & Me Tea -
Mothers, come and enjoy a special morning with your little girl. Together you will enjoy decadent tea, delightful treats, bonding activities, and priceless photographs. This is perfect for some much needed “girls time.” Ages 2-8, $10/child. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University; 11 a.m.- noon.

May 9….Downtown Art Market - The second Saturday of each month throughout the summer, Tornado Gallery will host the Downtown Art Market, a street sale of handmade, one of a kind creations and wares from 20+ vendors. Contact Larry Simmons at for further information. Garden at Tornado Gallery, 19th and Buddy Holly Ave; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

May 9….“Cookie Fun” Mother’s Day Event - Hey Dads! Grab the kids and come on down to Cookies by Design to decorate a special cookie treat for Mom for Mother's Day! Kids will also make a craft gift to show her how special she is and decorate a cookie for the two of you as well! Cost is $15.00 and seating is limited so call early to reserve your spot. Reservations may be made for 11 a.m., 12 p.m., or 1 p.m. Call 794-6992 to get in on the fun, make a great treat for mom and have a special memory with the kiddos! Cookies By Design, 3310-82nd St.; 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

May 9….Hub Performing Arts School “A Night of Broadway” - A special fundraising event featuring special guest star- Michael Papajohn. This summer he will be in several blockbusters including: Terminator, Transformers, Land of the Lost and G-Force. The Advanced Performance Team from Hub Performing Arts School will also be performing and there will be a silent auction. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance by calling 795-7344. Proceeds will help raise money for scholarships and assistance for students. Michael Papajohn will be signing pictures on Saturday morning, May 9th, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. at Hub Performing Arts School, 3833 50th St. This event is $5 for each autographed picture. He will also be holding a workshop for actors in the afternoon at the school. Details on the workshops is available at "A Night of Broadway" takes place at Broadway Church of Christ, 1924 Broadway; 7 p.m.

May 9; (also May 22-23)….“Love of Life” with Kurt and Jane - Cactus favorites Kurt Kiser and Jane Prince-Jones blend their comic skills and give you a fun evening of sketches filled with hilarious confusion, out and out knee-slapping slapstick and tender comedy. If you've been fortunate enough to live a long life, you know what it's like to sometimes forget a person's name. The classic comedy shows how "I'm Herbert" hysterically funny this can be if the name you've forgotten is your own spouse! In "Carl's Doctor's Appointment" Jane and Kurt combine their comedic timing to give you two blue-collar characters you might meet at your own doctor's office. And in a cutting from "On Golden Pond", you'll see the versatility of both comedians who bring to the stage a touching piece from the award winning script. The second half of "Love of Life" is Jane Prince Jones's original one-act play entitled "Franks and Beans", set in a Smiley, Texas café where a crowd of characters is brought to life by Kurt and Jane. "Love of Life" offers an evening of family entertainment proudly showcasing Cactus Theater alum Kurt Kiser and Jane Prince Jones. Tickets $25.00. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue, 7:30 p.m.

May 9….West Texas Roller Dollz vs. Albuquerque’s Duke City Derby - The theme is "Derby Bots: More Than Meets the Eye” and they will be dressing up like transformers and showcasing some of the original cars from the movie. They promote a family friendly environment and love sharing their sport with all ages. 10% of all ticket sales will be donated to the Lubbock Boys and Girls Club. Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door... kids 11 & under free. (tickets can be purchased through any Select-A-Seat or any WTRD member). For more information visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; doors open at 7 p.m. and the game starts at 8 p.m.

.SUNDAY - "Happy Mother's Day!"

Last Week's Ticket Winner....
Our winner of the 2 tickets to
Hub Performing Arts School's Saturday evening production of “A Night of Broadway” was Diana G.
This Week's Ticket Giveaway

This week’s ticket giveaway is for a couple of tickets to The Garza Theater (Post, TX) production of “The Seafarer” for the weekend of May 15-17th.

To enter this random drawing, send us an e-mail with the words "Garza Giveaway" in the subject line. In the body of the email, provide your name and contact info (including daytime phone). Remember....the deadline for entries is this Sunday at midnight. We'll draw from all the email entries submitted. To enter this contest, e-mail your complete contact info to us here at

Good luck to everyone!

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May 13….......“Meet the Minis”
May 14….......Alan Jackson and Josh Turner in Concert
May 16….......Lubbock Great Strides Walk
May 16-17…. 51st Gemstone, Jewelry, and Fossil Show
May 17…......The Planets: Joe Don Davidson Memorial
May 20…......."An Evening with David Gaschen"
May 22, 23….2nd Annual Rock-N-Soul Benefit Concert
May 29-30…."Hinds Feet on High Places"

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