May 20, 2010


May 20….Young Adult Type 1 Diabetes Mix & Mingle – Come and bring a friend to the patio of Café J. Mix and Mingle with appetizers provided by Medtronic MiniMed from 6 p.m.- 7:15 p.m.. Then take part in the diabetes forum from 7:15 p.m. – 8 p.m. Call 794-0691, ext. 6139 to RSVP or for more information about the event. Café J, 2605 – 19th Street; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


May 21….19th Annual Spring Fling
Enjoy an evening of live music, dancing, good food, wine tasting and silent auction. Large flat screen TV will be given away during the event. Proceeds will benefit Neighborhood House, Health for Friends Clinic, Wedgewood South Assisted Living, and LSS Foster Care and Adoption. For sponsorships and more information call 806-792-5554 or visit and click on events. McPherson Cellars, 16th and Texas Avenue; 5:30 p.m.

May 21 (repeats May 28)….Fantastic Fridays: The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, and The Four Seasons - Kick off your summer and get back into the groove with the two hottest bands of all time: The Beach Boys and Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons! Featuring Jason Fellers, Toby Caldwell, Jeff Bailey, and Jeff McCreight. With rave reviews from our previous tributes to these rock 'n' roll sensations, this concert is bound to have you “Walk like a Man” with “Good Vibrations”! “Don’t Think Twice”....this concert will have you in your “409” shakin’ off those pre-“Summertime Blues”! Tickets: $25. Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


May 21-22…. The First Annual Flatlands Dance Festival presents Mixed Grill: An Evening of Original Dance - This is your chance to see what's going on in the world of dance! Choreographers Genevieve Durham DeCesaro, Ali Duffy, Kyla Olson, and Sarah Mondle have collaborated to create a concert full of diverse, cutting-edge danceworks. There's something for everyone in Mixed Grill: ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, and even a little hip hop! This concert is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $10 general admission, $7 for students with ID, $2 for children under 12. Tickets will be sold pre-show at the door only. The Firehouse Theatre at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K; 8 p.m.


May 22….Greyhound Garage SaleCome out and meet the adoptable greyhounds and shop for cool stuff from multiple families during this huge garage sale event. 100% of the sale proceeds go to benefitting the Greyhound Rescue - a 501c3 non-profit organization. For more information please call (806) 787-8530 or visit 5425- 49th Street; event takes place from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

May 22….Lubbock Arthritis Walk
Come join this fundraiser and walk 1 mile or 3 miles. Dogs (with shot record) welcome! Call Stephanie West at (806) 773-6427 for additional details about the event or get more information online at Texas Tech Rec Center. Registration is at 8 a.m. and walk begins at 9 a.m.

May 22….FMX Fly & Fling
- Kites of all shapes and colors will fill the skies on Saturday. This event has been rescheduled from April 17. Professionals and amateurs alike are invited to participate in this day dedicated to things that fly including frisbees and flying discs, hand-made kites, stunt kites, and giant character kites! Participants of all ages will enjoy this fun-filled day as families fly kites together, try their hand at disc golf, and watch some of the best kite teams in the state perform with their kites. Lubbock is fortunate to have two special kite groups, WhataKite and TKO, performing. Barry and Karen Olgetree are from Lufkin, Texas, and have been involved in kite flying for over thirty years. They have some of the largest kites in the world and enjoy traveling to kite festivals so they can showcase their custom-made, one-of-a-kind kites. Troy Gunn is from Wichita Falls and has been involved with kite flying since 1985. Troy holds the world duration record for flying two sport kites at the same time and has competed and won both nationally and internationally. His kite flying performances include the flying of multiple sport kites at one time by himself. This includes flying two sport kites at the same time or flying a dual line and quad line sport kite at the same time! In between sport kite performances, Troy entertains people by flying many of his large single line kites. His team is called TKO. In addition, Lubbock Extreme Kites will be demonstrating the growing sport of Kite Boarding, and the Windriders Flying Disc Club and Lubbock Disc Golf Association will be hosting games and contests as they show people the game of disc golf. McAlister Park, on Marsha Sharp Freeway just east of Milwaukee Ave; 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

May 22….Triple Play: Baseball / Health / Education Event - Come and enjoy free food and drinks for all and free t-shirts to the first 100 registered! This event is for ages 5-17. Coaching by MLB shortstop Saul Bustos and the Hitters Row staff. Health screenings and TTU info booths on site. To register contact: Lea Davidson at 742-7017 ext 273, or email at
SESSION I: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; SESSION 2: 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Hitters Row, 1901 50th Street.

May 22….Old Southern Gospel Sing -
Lubbock’s phenomenal Southern Gospel quartet is back! 4Heavensake continues to inspire audiences with their rich, beautiful harmonies and uplifting music. Revealing their genuine love for the Lord and music in every note, 4Heavensake will warm your hearts and have you standing in praise. Bring the whole family for this enriching performance and experience the close traditional harmonies of 4Heavensake and special guests Jerry Brownlow & Other Brothers, Jeff McCreight and more. Tickets: $20. Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

Last Week's Ticket Winner....

The winner of 2 tickets to "Jouney to the High Places" was Peggy W. of Lubbock.

This Weeks Ticket Giveaway is a Trivia Contest

This week we have 2 tickets for the May 28th Cactus Theater performance of Fantastic Fridays: The Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and this week we'll award the tickets to winning entry with the answer to a music trivia question listed below. Note: All correct answers will be placed in the hat and one winner will be drawn from all the correct answers received for this contest.

Here's the question: In which American city did Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons get their start singing on the street corners during their teenage years?

To win these tickets, email us at with the answer and use the word “Fantastic!” 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. The deadline is Sunday evening at midnight and the winner 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 everyone!

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May 29…...........Lawrence Welk Show Favorites
June 1…...........“Registration Meeting for National Night Out”
June 1-July 1….Ballet Lubbock Summer Yogalates
June 3…..........."SOS" (Adult Singles 50+) Monthly Dinner
June 5…...........Sixth Annual Healthy Lubbock Day

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