March 25, 2010


March 25–28….South Plains Woodturners Exhibit - Tornado Gallery will be hosting the South Plains Woodturners show through the weekend. On Friday (tomorrow) they will be having a demonstration to go along with the show. The gallery will be open from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday and the demo will be taking place from 6-9 p.m Friday. Tornado Gallery, located at the corner of 19th Street & Buddy Holly Ave.


March 26….Hospitality Coffee hosted by New Neighbors - Ladies are invited to come get acquainted with women in the community, while at the same time, learn about the various activities the organization sponsors. No reservations are necessary.5007 94th Street; 10:30 a.m.

March 26….Bob Boze Bell to Speak at NRHC -
Author and Old West historian Bob Boze Bell of Cave Creek, Arizona, will discuss “True West Moments” at the National Ranching Heritage Center. Bell is a humorist, artist and publisher of True West Magazine. He regularly appears on TV’s History and Western channels. An example is Bell’s “True West Moments,” as seen on the Encore Western channel.
Bell’s visit is sponsored by The Helen DeVitt Jones Heritage Series at the NRHC. His program will be free for Ranching Heritage Association members and $5 for non-members. Reservations are required in advance and space is limited. Contact Emily Arellano at or (806) 742-0498. A reception will follow the program. National Ranching Heritage Center, 4th Street and Indiana Avenue; 7 p.m.

March 26….“Prelude to the Dance” - The fourth annual black-tie gala, Prelude to the Dance kicks off the spring season in spectacular splendor with live entertainment, exclusive cocktails, fine wine and delectable cuisine from At Your Service. Attendees will see a sneak-peak of the spring performance, Sleeping Beauty as the Company will perform selected excerpts. Tickets are $75 by calling the Ballet Lubbock office at 785.3090. Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Ave K. 7 p.m.-10 p.m.


March 26–27….Jacques Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld - Texas Tech School of Music presents a political lampoon to the max, with the flavor of the South Plains and TTU thrown in for good measure. It is sung in English with orchestral accompaniment. No aspect of life or love is sacred. The foolery will have you rolling in the aisles laughing. Using Greek mythology as a backdrop for one of his buffooneries, Offenbach's full-length operetta culminates in the infernal Galop from Act II, Scene 2, which is famous outside classical circles as the music for the "Can-can." Tickets to the event are $15-general admission, $13-seniors, and $10-students, which does not include a $2 surcharge from Select-A-Seat. For reservations contact Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. Student Union Allen Theatre, Texas Tech campus; 7 p.m.

March 26-27
…."Always...Patsy Cline" - More than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963, the show is based on a true story about Cline’s (Terri Caldwell) friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger (Jane Prince-Jones), who befriended the star in a Texas honky tonk in l961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The musical play, complete with down home humor, true emotion and audience participation, includes Patsy's unforgettable hits "Crazy", "I Fall to Pieces", "Sweet Dreams" and "Walkin' After Midnight"…27 songs in all! The show’s title was inspired by Cline's letters to Seger, which were consistently signed "Love ALWAYS... Patsy Cline.” Featuring Terri Caldwell and Jane Prince-Jones. Tickets: $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


March 27….3rd Annual Lubbock Open Scholastic Chess Championship - A USCF rated Individual and Team Scholastic Championship. Games are played in five sections: Primary (K-2), Elementary (K-5), Middle School (K-8), High School (K-12) and Novice section K-8 (no USCF membership required). There is a total of 30 minutes maximum per player per game. Entry Fees: $15 received by 3/26, or on site $20. A valid USCF membership required in all sections, except Novice K-8. It can be obtained at or onsite on 3/27 until 10 a.m. Prizes: Trophies for top 6 finishers and top 3 school teams in each section. Team prizes are based on the top 3 individual scores from the same school or same club within the same section. Also special trophy for top sibling, top parent/child and top coach/student teams. Special valuable chess prizes to the top overall finisher and top girl in each section sponsored by the Susan Polgar Foundation! Prize-giving ceremony will be held shortly after the end of the last game which is around 4 p.m. Chess boards and sets will be provided. Bring a chess clock if you have one. For more info call 806-742-7742 or visit Monterey High School “New Box” gym, 3211- 47th; On-site registration and check in 8:45 a.m. – 10 a.m.. All players must check in by 10:15 a.m., if later will receive a ½ point bye for the first round.

March 27….Hodges Community Center 4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt
- Grab your lil' hunters and come have some fun. Over 10,000 eggs will be hidden throughout the beautiful Lubbock Memorial Arboretum. Ten prize golden eggs will also be hidden with the lucky finder winning a prize Easter basket! The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures, too! Don't forget to stop by for some face-painting and games before the hunt gets started! Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University; Festivities begin at 10 a.m.; hunt begins at 11 a.m.

March 27….1950s Spring Family Sock Hop - Hey there, all you hip cats! The Buddy Holly Center will be having a '50s style Spring Family Sock Hop. Come dressed in your best '50s style threads, if you have them; if not, come dressed as you are. Parents come with your kids and learn the coolest dances and slang of this decade. Don’t be a square or a party pooper, sign up today! Class limit of 25. Families of all ages are welcome. Cost: $3 per pair or $2 per individual. Pre-registration is preferred, as class sizes are limited. For more information or to register please call Heléna Cohen, Education Intern at 806.775.3567. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

March 27….Live Roller Derby - Join the West Texas Roller Dollz (WTRD) as they present their first bout of the season! This double-header will showcase the hard hits and fast action of 4 teams (WTRD vs Juggernauts; Rumble Weeds vs Randall County). Tickets are $10 for adults; kids 12 and under free. Tickets are $12 day of the event. WTRD is a family-friendly group and encourage all ages to attend. The event is open to the public and will offer a concession and full bar for those 21 and over. Tickets can be purchased via, at all Select-A-Seat locations or contact Mazzy Scar at lily.cordero@westtexasrollerdollzcom. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Doors open at 6 p.m. and the action starts at 7 p.m.


March 28….First United Methodist Chuch Vesper Concert
- This will be a special Palm Sunday screening of Cecil B. DeMille's epic silent movie, King of Kings. Internationally acclaimed organist, David Briggs, will provide live, dramatic musical accompaniment for this classic film in the great tradition of the silent movies. Free admission and childcare provided. A reception will follow the concert. For more info, call (806)763-0781 or (806)763-4607. First United Methodist Church sactuary, located at 1411 Broadway; 5 p.m.

Don't Miss Out on our Exclusive Beatles' "Rain" Ticket Pre-Sale!
Lubbock Fun Club members....we have arranged with Celebrity Attractions' presentation of "Rain" - a tribute to the Beatles - to offer our members a special "pre-sale" ticket buying opportunity. Simply click on the ad to the right and it will take you to the ticket ordering page. Once there, type in the word JUDE (as in, "Hey, Jude") as your password and you can then order your tickets immediately...before the general public! Just another FUN benefit of being a Lubbock Fun Club member : )

Last Week's Ticket Winner....

The winners of the tickets to the “Sounds of West Texas” were Betty B. and Walter M., both of Lubbock. "Congratulations!"

The Weekly Ticket Giveaway....

This week we have (2) pairs of tickets to the Garza Theatre production of “The Rainmaker.”
To enter this random drawing, email us at and be sure to put the word "Rainmaker" as your subject title.

Please be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email so we may get the tickets to you easily. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown info. Lastly, there are two different weekends for this play...and in this contest we're letting the winners choose the date they'd like to attend the play. Deadline for entering the contest is Sunday at midnight; winners will be contacted Monday morning.

Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Good luck to all!

Sponsor Spotlight:
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Hey, Easter Bunny....Looking for some FUN, personalized, and delicious Easter treats? Cookies by Design has beautiful religious and traditional cookie arrangements and other great gifts for this very special holiday! We have our cookies-on-a-stick at a special price of only $5.00 from March 25-April 1, so call today and let us personalize your treats for those special people in your life! Come visit us at 3310-82nd Street, call 806.794.6992 or check out their website! Kids can enter a drawing for a free cookie bouquet by requesting an Easter coloring page at and bringing it by the shoppe by April 2. Every day is a celebrate Easter with cookies.

"Kids' Fun Fair 2010"
Deadline Nearing for Vendor Spaces

Kid’s Fun Fair 2010 allows business owners, parents and their kids the opportunity to learn about the services and products available in our community in a lively, energetic environment. Vendors who have participated in the past include pre-schools, camps, private schools, churches, children’s party entertainment services, health professionals and a variety of family-friendly businesses.

The fair will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on May 1 with entertainment in the form of clowns, children’s performance groups and will include some new surprises for those who've attended our events in the past!

Confirmed vendors thus far include: Bodyworks, Cookies By Design, Lubbock Karate, Hub Performing Arts, SPICE (Chess Club), The Bair Foundation, GAMES2U, Lubbock Lake Landmark, Main Event, Mathnasium, Griswold Special Care, YWCA, Dyslexia Correction Center, KTXT, Lubbock Parks and Recreation, Barbara Worth (Mary Kay), Seeking Sitters, Family Vision Center, Battlefield Live, Robert Spence Agency, La Bebe Cottage and Princess Tea Room, The Parenting Cottage, and Lil' Footprints...with lots more vendors still to be confirmed for the show. It will be one great event!

Prospective vendors may email for more information on how to participate in this exciting community event tailored especially for parents and kids of all ages!

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Go to CALENDAR OF EVENTS for even MORE fun things to do!


March 30….......“Go For It!” Seminar
April 1…............SOS Monthly Dinner
April 2-3, 9-11….“The Rainmaker” at Garza Theatre in Post
April 3…...........Community Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza
April 15….........."Schoolhouse Rock" Bob Dorough in Concert
April 16-18….....32nd Annual Lubbock Arts Festival

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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