February 3, 2011


February 3…. Buddy Holly Center: Remembering “The Day the Music Died”
- This year marks the 52nd anniversary of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. Richardson (better known as The Big Bopper). The Buddy Holly Center would like to invite the public to an all day event celebrating the lives and legacies of these three iconic rock and roll legends. Patrons are invited to the Center free of charge on Thursday to enjoy a full day of events and free children’s activities throughout the day. The Real Buddy Holly Story, the acclaimed documentary produced and hosted by Sir Paul McCartney, will be shown in the theater at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. A light reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. and cookies and cider will be available all day. Gary Moore, author of the new book Hey Buddy, will host a talk at 5:30 p.m. followed by a book signing. The Buddy Holly Center will have four exhibitions on display. The Buddy Holly Gallery features a permanent exhibit on the life and music of Buddy Holly. Included in this exhibit are Buddy Holly's Fender Stratocaster, and his famed horn-rimmed glasses, along with artifacts from his youth and early career. Buddy’s Bedroom exhibition is on display in the Texas Musicians Hall of Fame. This exhibit features Holly’s bedroom suite, circa 1955, including a full-sized bed, bookcase headboard, dresser, and mirror. A special exhibit from Texas Tech University Southwest Collection's Crossroads of Music Archive will also be on display in the same gallery. Finally, Texas Works is on display in the Fine Arts Gallery. Texas Works focuses on the creative talents and productions of Texas Artists. The artists exhibited are Lahib Jaddo, of Lubbock, Sang-Mi Yoo of Lubbock, and Mirtha Aertker of Allen, Texas. For more information about this exhibit or other events, contact the staff at the Buddy Holly Center at 775-3560. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave; 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

February 3….Lubbock Fun Club "SOS" Singles (Adults 50+) Monthly Dinner
– Come and enjoy a dinner and make new friends. Reservations are required. Please RSVP to Jeanne Ford at 806-777-9484 or email at Jeanne.ford@att.net. Reservations will be accepted until Tuesday, February 1st. First time guests need not RSVP. Come prepared to have a great time and share a good meal together! Texas Land and Cattle Steak House, 7202 Indiana Avenue; 6:30 p.m.


February 4….Hub Performing Arts School's Advanced Performance Team Auditions
– The National Award Winning Advanced Performance Team is holding auditions for their Spring Team. The team will be performing at the Lubbock Arts Festival. They are also currently traveling to different area schools doing an anti-bullying program. In the summer, the team will travel to New York City. Last summer they worked with Disney Theatricals to help them develop the new musical- PETER PAN JR. and ended up being one of only three groups to perform the pilot production! Interested individuals 3rd grade through high school, should prepare a short song and monologue. Songs from musicals are preferred but anything that shows off your voice is great. Email to request an audition time 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. at hubperformingarts@att.net. The team rehearses on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For more information visit www.hubperformingarts.com or call 795-7344. Hub Performing Art’s School, 3833 50th Street.

February 4….Mommy's Little Sweetheart -
Moms and sons of all ages are invited to attend this memorable evening of dancing and dining. All participants will receive dinner and a memorable gift. A photographer will be on site to take pictures beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20/couple. For more information or to purchase tickets in person, please call 806-767-3706. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University Avenue; Dinner will be served from 6 - 6:30 p.m. and dancing is from 6:30-8 p.m.

February 4….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 the 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 treasure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help you navigate with ease. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! This week the Underwood Center for the Arts is pleased to present Patricia Nix: A Retrospective, showcasing original works of art by world-renowned artist and Texas native, Patricia Nix. The exhibition will open February 3rd and run through April 30th. Twenty-one original works will be featured - most of which have never been seen in West Texas. Patricia Nix will be present at the Underwood Center during the art trail from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m. to give an artistic talk. Also, there will be an informal performance of the Flatlands Dance Theatre at The Legacy, located at 14th and Ave O during the FFAT hours. The Art Trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.


February 4-5….Lubbock Christian University Master Follies - Be a part of Lubbock Christian University’s Homecoming celebration by attending the annual Master Follies production, a musical variety show featuring students in performances. It is an event the whole family will enjoy. This event is one of the longest standing traditions on campus. Each of LCU's eight social clubs, which are much like fraternities and sororities, perform a show using songs and choreography to tell an original story. Assessments of judges from each performance are tallied on the final night to determine winners in men's and women's categories. The audience selects a People's Choice winner that is announced at the final performance. Hosts and Hostesses entertain between club shows. Each year 6 hosts and hostesses are selected through auditions. This group entertains the audience between club shows as well as performing the opening and closing act. To purchase tickets, visit www.selectaseatlubbock.com. McDonald Moody Auditorium, LCU Campus, 5601 19th Street; 7:30 p.m.


February 5….Old Mill Trade Day Downtown in Post - A new year of shopping begins at Old Mill Trade Day Downtown in Post the first Saturday each month. This event usually brings over 30 vendors to the town’s Main Street. “If the vendors aren’t selling something you want, we have a dozen unique, local shops as well as a diner and an ice cream shop – all on Main Street,” explained Janice Plummer, Post Area Chamber of Commerce Manager. “Even if the weather isn’t great, you’re pretty much guaranteed a fun day of shopping in Post.” To show appreciation to shoppers who come to Old Mill Trade Day Downtown, the Post Area Chamber of Commerce is having drawings for cash, prizes and a 42 inch, flat-screen television. If you spend $25 or more on February 5, 2011 at any Garza County business or Old Mill Trade Day Downtown vendor you can enter the drawing. The purchase can be for gas, groceries – anything bought in Garza County on February 5,” Plummer explained. “Each individual who brings a $25 proof of purchase can also put their name in once for the television giveaway.” Plummer emphasized that the location of the drawings will be at the recently restored historic Santa Fe depot, future home of the Chamber office and Visitor Center. The depot is ½ block south of East Main just west of the railroad tracks. Drawings for cash and prizes are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The drawing for the television will be at 5 p.m. on February 5. You do not have to be present to win. For more information, call the Post Area Chamber of Commerce, 806-495-4148. Post, Texas; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

February 5….Children’s Dental Health Fair
- Join the South Plains District Dental Society for their annual Children’s Dental Health Fair at the Science Spectrum. This annual health awareness fair is always a huge family hit. Not only will families receive invaluable oral health information and lots of free “toothy” giveaways, but will also have a blast doing it! Best of all, the event and regular Science Spectrum Museum admission is totally free to all children up to age 12. This is a great opportunity for families that may not regularly attend the Science Spectrum to try it out and see all the great family fun and learning that awaits them! Enjoy these free activities: children’s dental health screenings,kids toothbrush & dental health giveaways, lots of booths with great oral health information, tons of cool games and prizes, face painting & balloons, awesome door prizes, meet the TTU Masked Rider. Children up to age 12 will be admitted free to the Science Spectrum Museum from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. only. All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Regular OMNI Theater rates apply to all individuals. Adult Tickets into the Science Spectrum Museum: $7.50. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

February 5….14th Annual Wine & Chocolate Fantasia - Come and enjoy the longest-running chocolate event in Texas! This event is a chocolate competition where chefs, professionals (contestants who are not chefs but have access to commercial kitchens), and amateurs compete and provide samples for all attendees. These creations are not your typical cakes and brownies...think "Fantasia". In the past there has been everything from a 6 ft totem pole, 4 ft ballerina, 3-D style pictures, car engines and more, but imagination is the only limit of what these chocolate artists will create. Included in the price of admission is wine for the duration of the event, a commemorative wine glass to keep, chocolate samples from all the artists, and an opportunity to vote for the People's Choice Award. This event is professionally judged by top chefs in Texas and benefits West Texas Parkinsonism Society as well as a scholarship award for ACF Texas Panhandle Chefs de Cuisine. Be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible as this is an event you won't want to miss! Tickets are $50 each and sell out quickly. Call 806-745-2258 or 1-800-634-3854 to purchase your tickets or for more information. Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 East FM 1586; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

February 5….Daddy's Little Valentine - Daughters and fathers of all ages are invited to attend this special evening of dancing and dining. All participants will receive dinner and a memorable gift. A photographer will be on site to take pictures beginning at 6 p.m. Chocolate roses will be on sale for $1/rose. Tickets are $20/couple. For more information or to purchase tickets in person, please call 806-767-3706. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University Avenue; Dinner is from 6 - 6:30 p.m. and dancing is from 6:30-8 p.m.

February 5….Roller Derby: West Texas Roller Dollz - West Texas Roller Dollz (WTRD) is excited to announce their season opener. They will be rolling out the action against the Tornado Alley Rollergirls from Oklahoma City. Doors open at 6 and the action starts at 7 p.m. Get your tickets in advance for $10 from any roller girl or any Select-A-Seat location. Tickets will also be available at the door. Kids 11 and under are free. Age suitability: all ages. For more information visit www.westtexasrollerdollz.com. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 – 9 p.m.

February 5 ….60/70s’ Nostalgia Nite (Encore Performance)From rhythm and blues to disco, walk down memory lane with the great hits of the Beatles, the Eagles, Jackson 5, Donna Summer, Brenda Lee, Wilson Pickett and more. Tickets are $25 and available at 762-3233 or online at www.cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


February 6….Sew What Sewing Cafe's First Annual Football Widow Super Bowl Party - Are you a football widow (or widower)? If your spouse or significant other pays little or no attention to you during football season, then you might be a football widow. Sew What Sewing Café has a remedy for that with the First Annual Football Widow Super Bowl Party! Come and enjoy fun, refreshments, door prizes, half price machine rentals and free demos. Call 806-368-9841 for more info. Sew What Sewing Café, 2714 50th Street Suite B; 1-5 p.m.

February 6….Children's Advocacy Center’s 3rd Annual Big Game Blowout - Come watch the Big Game on the largest screen in Lubbock, the Omnimax screen! There will be plenty of fun & food for everyone. Children between the ages of 5-12 are welcome, free of charge to play in the Science Spectrum while you watch the game! Call the center at (806) 740-0251 or visit www.safeplace4kids.org for more information and to reserve your table! There will be prizes and a silent auction. Sponsorship opportunities available! Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289. Doors open at 4:45; kickoff is scheduled for 5:25 p.m.

Looking at Next Week & Beyond....

February 8…...Women in Communications Luncheon
February 11….February’s Art with Aimee
February 12….Sounds of West Texas Benefit Concert

Feb. 13-14…....Friends of the Library 1/2 Price Book Lovers Sale
February 18….OMNI Theater – Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia
Feb. 18-20.......Lubbock Community Theatre: “The Shadow Box”
February 26….Fifth Annual Severe Weather Awareness Day

Two Trivia Contests This Week!

Contest #1: This week, 1 winner will be chosen to receive 4 tickets to the Sounds of West Texas special benefit concert on Saturday, February 12th.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase “Sounds Like A Winner To Me” as your subject title.

The Question: Can you name the legendary local fiddler who produced the popular "West Texas Opry" shows with his wife Maxine in the 1980s ???

Contest #2: This week, 2 winners will be chosen for a pair of tickets to the FUMC presentation of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” on February 18 and 19. Winner can select the performance date of their choice!

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase “Fine Four Fendered Friend” as your subject title.

The Question:
Primarily known for creating the James Bond secret agent franchise, which English author penned the story which provided the basis of the 1968 film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" ???

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 for these two contests is Sunday at midnight and the 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 everyone!

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