March 17, 2011
"Happy St. Patrick's Day!"


March 17….St. Patrick’s Day Event -
Betenbough Homes is painting the town green on St. Patrick’s Day - Come learn about our green building initiatives on the greenest day of the year. Families are invited to enjoy an all-day complimentary espresso bar from J&B Coffee, with breakfast hors d’oeuvres featuring green eggs and ham from At Your Service Catering from 10 a.m. to noon and sweet green treats from Cake from noon to 4 p.m. Also, register to win a green cleaning basket containing a $100 Walmart gift card. Visit for more details! Betenbough New Home Center ,(west of Milwaukee Avenue on 82nd Street); 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

March 17….Celtic Ensemble
– Roan Inish Damhsa, a Celtic ensemble formed in Lubbock in 2005 by P.J. Welch Liggan, plans to perform a free ceili with guest guitarist Tyler T. on St. Patrick’s Day at three locations. An Irish ceili is a party with music, dancing and quite often also storytelling. The group will perform for the general public from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Triple J Chophouse & Brew Company, 1807 Buddy Holly Ave.
Earlier in the day, Roan Inish Damhsa will make appearances at private events at noon at the Lubbock Women’s Club and at 5:45 p.m. at the Carillon Senior Lifecare Community Supper Club.


March 18….SPECIAL EVENT: Premiere of "Tornado Alley" film featuring Doug Smith's new recording “If I Could Fly” - After nearly four years since his tragic spinal cord injury, concert pianist Doug Smith returns with his first release of new material. This release marks a milestone in a career that has spanned nearly thirty years of recording music and nine full albums. The new piece is entitled, If I Could Fly... In the song, Smith is joined by talented musicians including; Don Caldwell on tenor and soprano saxophones, Lloyd Maines on steel guitar, Brian McRae on drums, bass, and acoustic guitars, Richard Bowden on violin, viola, and cello, Nic Shute on trumpet, Steve Cooper on Irish flute and Todd Caldwell on Hammond organ and Fender Rhodes. This new piece, as with many of Doug’s previous songs, gets its inspiration from the vast expanses of the stark, yet beautiful, West Texas Plains and the people who call it home. Written and produced with the idea of being specifically paired with aerial video footage shot throughout West Texas, If I Could Fly… sets the tone for a breathtaking, immersive theater experience. The song is part of a new pre-show video to air before each feature film showing at the Science Spectrum’s OMNI Theater beginning Friday, March 18th. The video was produced by Wally Moyers, Stuart Blalock, and Joseph Mullins of locally owned Studio 84. Narration is provided by Ingrid Holly Kaiter. The new Doug Smith If I Could Fly… pre-show at the OMNI Theater will begin in conjunction with the opening of the OMNI Theater’s latest film, Tornado Alley. What better fit for a song that highlights the West Texas Plains than being paired with a film that showcases the awesome power of nature in that very setting! For additional Tornado Alley film information visit; If I Could Fly… (music and video presentation) will also be available for purchase in the Science Spectrum’s Gift Shop on DVD mixed in 5.1 surround sound. The DVD will include a digital stereo version of the song, as both an audio wav file and an mp3 file, that can be imported into portable media players. The DVD copies will retail for $10.00. Doug Smith will hold a public meet-and-greet DVD signing at the Science Spectrum’s OMNI Theater on Saturday, March 19th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.. Science Spectrum Museum
2579 S. Loop 289.


March 18-19 (Repeats March 25-26)…."Minnie’s Pearls 2"If you were one of the hundreds that saw “Minnie’s Pearls” debut in the fall you won’t want to miss this sequel introducing the incredible, multi-talented Will Banister as George Jones and Merle Haggard and the breath taking Amber Pennington as Dolly Parton and Tammy Wynette. There will be a special guest appearance by 8 year old future superstar Avery Winter as Brenda Lee. Once again Cactus favorites Jane Prince Jones and Kurt Kiser will portray Minnie Pearl and Porter Wagoner. Tickets are $25. For more information or to reserve your tickets call 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


March 19….Lubbock Lake Landmark: "Our Natural Environment"
- Develop a new awareness of life outside your window and the natural environment of the Plains. The Life on the Plains Series Family Days feature hands-on activities for all ages. This presentation is part of a year-long series of special events and activities for the Lubbock Lake Landmark's 75th Anniversary Extravaganza: Celebrating 75 Years of Discover. Free public event. Join guides at dusk for an opportunity to explore the Landmark after dark!. Dress and wear appropriate shoes for outdoors. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Dr; 10a.m. – 4 p.m.

March 19….Live Roller Derby - The West Texas Roller Dollz will take on the Oklahoma Victory Dolls. Tickets are on sale at any Select-A-Seat location or from any roller doll for $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Children 11 and under free. This is a family friend event. Food concession is available as well as full bar for 21+. For more, call 401-2749 or see the official website at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center; 1501 Mac Davis Lane. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the action starts at 7 p.m.


arch 19-20….Coin & Sports Card Show
- The South Plains Coin Club will host the Coin & Sports Card Show featuring coins, currency, and sports cards. Admission is $2.00 (Children under 12 free). Hourly door prizes will be given as well. For more information contact Tammy Pitzer at 806-470-0633. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Saturday: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Sunday: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.


March 20….Lubbock Lake Landmark: "Discover…Our Environmental Issues: Who says nothing grows here?"
Explore organic and heirloom gardening as well as landscaping with native plants. The Let’s Discover Series is presentations, demonstrations, and workshops for teens and adults, and part of a year-long series of special events and activities for the Lubbock Lake Landmark's 75th Anniversary Extravaganza: Celebrating 75 Years of Discover. Free public event. " Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive; 2. – 4 p.m.

Looking at Next Week and Beyond

March 22….Teen Parents of Lubbock Raising Hope Event
March 25-27, April 1-3, 8-10…LCT presents: “Moon Over Buffalo”
March 27…...I Enjoy Being A Girl Tea Party Celebration
April 1-2......Celebrity Attractions presents: "Legally Blonde"
April 5…......Festival of Nations
April 9-10....Sesame Street Live

"Kids' Fun Fair 2011"
Vendor Spaces Available for April 30 Event

It’s almost that time of year again! We're excited to announce the plans for Kid’s Fun Fair 2011…and this year, there's more fun for everyone! Our event will take place on Saturday, April 30th, at the Science Spectrum.

Kid’s Fun Fair 2011 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, summer camps, private schools, churches, children’s party entertainment services, community health professionals and a wide variety of family-friendly businesses.

The fair will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on April 30th with entertainment in the form of clowns, children’s performance groups and some new surprises for those who've attended our events in the past!

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.

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: Which world-reknowned scientist was quoted as saying the following:

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world" ????

Answer: Albert Einstein

Winner: Diane E. of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Question.....

This week, 1 winner will be chosen for two tickets to the April 1st performance of Celebrity Attractions' presentation of the touring production “Legally Blonde.”

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase “Legally Blonde” as your subject title.

The Question: Which actress played the lead in the Hollywood film "Legally Blonde" ???

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 this contest is Sunday 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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