April 7, 2011


April 7….Lubbock Fun Club "SOS" Singles (Adults 50+) Monthly DinnerCome on out and enjoy great pizza, fresh salads and tasty subs. No reservations required. The group will meet in the south dining room. Come prepared to have a great time and share a good meal together! Dion’s 2721 82nd Street (just west of University Ave.); 6:30 p.m.


April 8….VFW Fish Fry - The Lubbock VFW post #2466 hosts a fish fry every 2nd Friday of the month. There will be music and games for kids and a dance as well. It costs $10.00 for adults Children and seniors get a discount. Fish, coleslaw, beans, dessert, and iced tea are included. The VFW is a non-smoking facility and the fish fry is BYOB. Al White is the commander of the post and may be reached at 806-747-2668. The VFW Post is located just of I-27 and 114th street; 6 p.m.

April 8….Dancing with Mr. Darcy: A Jane Austen Evening with the Vernacular Music Center - The event will include demonstration English Country Dancing in the fashion of the Brontes and Jane Austen, live music by the TTU Celtic Ensemble, expert dancers from the Tech Set Dancers (http://techsetdancers.com) and Caprock Morris (http://caprockmorris.com), period costume, a 19th century light buffet, accessible instruction in dancing and deportment, and a farewell coffee service. “Dancing with Mr Darcy” is a fund-raising event in support of the VMC Concert Series. As the novels of Charlotte and Emily Bronte and Jane Austen make clear, in 19th century England, dancing was both a social and political activity: not only entertainment but a very important social ritual between genders and classes. In the classic film realizations by the BBC of Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice, the elegant and refined, yet accessible, figures of English Country Dancing are often the focus of plot twists, turns, and symbolism. In this ticketed event, which raises funds for the Vernacular Music Center, participants may dance and dine; sip punch and tea; and watch, learn, and enjoy the dancing. TTU staff, dancers, and musicians will provide friendly instruction as well. Period or formal costume is requested, and a professional photographer will be present to take formal portraits. Guests are encouraged to bring a favorite tea-cup for the late-night coffee service. Information is available to guests in advance on costume, dancing, music, websites and videos from the BBC, and related matters; visit http://ttuvmc.org and click on “Dancing with Mr Darcy”. “Dancing with Mr Darcy” is a unique and popular event and advance ticket purchase is mandatory: only a very limited number will be sold, and ticket sales will be closed Wednesday April 6 at 5 p.m. Admission, for dancing, instruction, the cold buffet and the midnight coffee service, is $40/single or $70/pair. Tickets are available at all Select-A-Seat locations (806-740-7000; www.selectaseatlubbock.com ) D'Venue Ballroom, 6202 Iola Ave; 7 p.m.

April 8….Presidential Lecture and Performance Series: Solas - Celtic Folk Ensemble - Since its birth in 1996, Solas has been loudly proclaimed as the most popular, influential, and exciting Celtic band to ever emerge from the United States. For tickets call Select-A-Seat at 806-770-2000. Texas Tech Student Union Allen Theatre, 15th Street and Boston; 7 p.m.

April 8....Vocal Trash: a Night to Laugh Out Loud
- The Lubbock Area Foundation Young Leader’s Society brings laughter and levity to its annual “Night to Laugh Out Loud” fundraising event, guaranteed to have the audience dancing, singing, and laughing to the high-octane stage show from national touring group Vocal Trash. Vocal Trash has a history of bringing their variety show of tight acappella harmonies, industrial “Stomp” style drumming and award winning break dancers to several charitable venues nationwide The evening coincides with the 33rd Annual Lubbock Arts Festival where jazz singer Hannah Jackson will also perform the pre-show. Proceeds from the event will benefit local organizations providing outreach such as: CASA of the South Plains and the Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic. For the last six years, the Young Leaders Fund has provided over $13,000 to local children’s non-profit organizations. Call (806)762-3233, to get your tickets Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7 p.m.


April 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 – CATS Playhouse: "Adam's Eve"
- Come and enjoy this comedy written by Matthew Carlin and directed by Tim McIntire. What would you do if you opened your closet door and out popped a woman who claimed to be your soul mate? When it happens to Adam, he assumes Eve is part of a prank being pulled on him by his best friend, Mark. Of course, Mark denies all knowledge of Eve, and Eve continues to insist she’s been sent by God to help Adam change the world. Meanwhile, she’s doing her best to learn how to be human – with a little help from the food channel on cable tv! Adam needs help. Professional help. His psychiatrist girlfriend, Marla, and her colleague might be just the answer – if he can survive the chaos until they arrive! For reservations call (806) 792-0501 or email cats_playhouse@hotmail.com. Adults: $10.00, Children/Seniors/Students: $8.00. CATS Playhouse, 2257 34th. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

April 8-9….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: Enlightened Empire - Acclaimed conductor Sean Newhouse, Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony, will lead the orchestra with energy and vigor as they play resounding, triumphany music celebrating the light of personal victory. John Gilbert, LSO concertmaster, performs Beethoven's "Violin Concerto," a piece whose history is marked by its exultant return from obscurity to incredible popularity. Antonin Dcorak's "Symphony No. 8," a piece known for its sunny, optimistic nature and Bohemian folk inspiration, will conclude the night's performance. Music from the lands of the Hapsburg empire will bring the hope and warmth of spring to the entire audience. For tickets and more information visit www.lubbocksymphony.org. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 p.m.


April 8-10….33rd Annual Lubbock Arts Festival - The Lubbock Arts Alliance is getting ready to make the world a brighter place with the 33rd Annual Lubbock Arts Festival. This three day celebration will bring the very best visual, performing, and children’s arts to Lubbock and the surrounding area. A theme of “Color Your World” has been selected and will feature a special exhibit, “Colorful Crayon Art,” which is comprised of 30 pieces of contemporary sculpture made entirely from Crayola Crayons. Many of the pieces of art are three dimensional works each made with more than 250,000 crayons. Every year the Arts Festival features over 150 visual artists from around the nation displaying and selling original work in the mediums of painting, drawing, pottery, fiber, leather, jewelry, glass, wood, and sculpture. A juried gallery of professional work will be available for viewing along with artwork from area school children. There will be different performing stages each spotlighting the very best local and regional talent singing, dancing, acting, and playing instruments. Demonstrations by artists creating their work will take place along with ten different “Kid Stops” providing FREE art related to activities for children. The “Kid Stops” include ‘make and take’ projects, Crayon Art Zone, a Home Depot activity, a chance to perform on the Kids Karaoke stage, and a book fair. All of this can be enjoyed for the very low admission of just $3 for adults and $1 for children under 12. Another event that will be held is the Lubbock Comic Book Expo on Saturday, April 9th, from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 10th, 12p.m. – 5 p.m. in the Mezzanine of the Civic Center. This expo features comic book trade show with demonstrations and classes by industry professionals. Event is included as part of Arts Festival general admission. For more details, www.lubbockcomics.com. For general information about the Lubbock Arts Festival or any of these special events contact the Lubbock Arts Alliance, www.lubbockarts.org, 806-744-ARTS (2787). Lubbock Memorial Civic Center; 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday, April 8th & Saturday, April 9th (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.), and Sunday, April 10th (12 p.m. – 5p.m.).

April 8-10....
Lubbock Community Theatre presents: “Moon Over Buffalo” - Follow Charlotte and George Hay, an aging acting couple who are not exactly star material as they tour Buffalo in 1953 with a repertory company. Fate has given the Hays one more shot at stardom in The Scarlet Pimpernel epic, and Hollywood director Frank Capra himself is en route to Buffalo to catch a matinee performance of their show. Will Charlotte appear or run off their agent. Will George be sober enough to emote? These questions and many others are answered in this hilarious valentine to Theatre hams everywhere. Rating: Comedy: PG-13. For tickets visit lubbockcommunitytheatre.org or call 749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m.


April 9….Downtown Art Market – Springtime in Lubbock. What better way to get out of the winter doldrums than to come down to the market. This outdoor event features over 30 local artists and growers all showcasing their work. Booths will be set up in the Gallery, the Artlab next door, the Gallery garden and along the sidewalks on Buddy Holly. Paintings, leather work, metal work, crafts, produce and other unique gift items will be for sale. Come downtown and see what all the talk is about, meet your friends and celebrate this cultural district event! More local artists are encouraged to show their work in a booth. For additional info please call 687-1644 or 239-1891. Tornado Gallery, 1822 Buddy Holly Ave; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

April 9….Annual Apple Blossom Celebration - Apple Country invites the public to experience the aromatic splendor and blooming spectacle of 6000 apple trees in their pink and white finery. Come take a hayride in the orchard and join them for their famous apple pancakes and sausage to be served all day. Donations for meal and hayride of $4 will be graciously accepted. Apple Country Bakery and gift store will be open all day. The celebration will benefit the South Plains Food Bank. For more information call 806-892-2961. Apple Country Hi Plains Orchards, 12206 E Hwy 62, Idalou, TX; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 9….2nd Annual FMX Fly & Fling
- Kites of all shapes and colors will fill the skies over McAlister Park as Parks and Recreation and FMX play host to the 2nd Annual FMX Fly & Fling. Professionals and amateurs alike are invited to participate in this family day dedicated to things that fly including Frisbees, hand-made kites, stunt kites, giant character kites, and hot air balloons! Participants of all ages will enjoy this fun-filled day as families fly kites, try out the new Frisbee obstacle course, and watch some of the best kite teams in the state perform with their kites. For the second year in a row, Lubbock is fortunate to have two special kite teams perform at the Fly and Fling. Barry and Karen Olgetree, WhataKite, are from Lufkin and specialize in giant character kites. 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, TKO, is from Wichita Falls and specializes in stunt kite performances. Troy holds the world duration record for flying two sport kites at the same time and has competed and won both nationally and internationally. This free family event includes kite making, bol racing, Monstrosity by Bodyworks, a candy drop for the kids, frisbee obstacle course, hot air balloon demonstrations, open and novice kite fly zones, and more! Event t-shirts will be available for sale, and participants will have the opportunity to tie dye them to create a unique design. Concessions will also be available. For more information, call Aimee Ruel at 767-3706. McAlister Park is located at Marsha Sharp Freeway and Milwaukee Avenue. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 9….Lubbock Arboretum Make-and-Take Rain Barrel Workshop - There are spots available in this Saturday’s workshop, and with those April showers on the way there is no better time to get your barrel and set it up. There are now 50 gallon barrels available in addition to the 35 gallon barrels!! Quantities are limited each month, so reserve your space quickly! Families and friends are welcome to join you as you paint your barrel. Workshop prices are “per barrel” instead of “per person”, so the more the merrier! Please bring cash or check with you, as they are not equipped to process credit card payments. Please call 806.790.3921 for more information. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University Avenue. The workshop begins at 12 p.m. and lasts a maximum of 3 hours.

April 9….Special Olympics Texas 22nd Annual Ragin’ Cajun - The Mardi Gras-themed event raises money for South Plains area athletes and is sure to be a festive fundraiser you won’t forget. Ragin’ Cajun will feature live music from local bands, silent and live auctions, and a traditional Cajun-prepared meal of crawfish, shrimp and crab legs. Tickets are $35 before April 8 and $40 at the door. They may be purchased at the WesTex Federal Credit Union locations in Lubbock and Plainview, and at the South Plains area office, located at 1318 13th St, Suite 7 in Lubbock. City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions; 4 p.m.–10 p.m.


April 9–10….Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Healthy Heroes - When Super Grover loses his superness, Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, Elmo and his team of Healthy Heroes are here. Teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance, Elmo, Abby Cadabby and your favorite Sesame Street friends will explore exercise, nutrition, sleep/energy and hygiene – all in a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover. It’s Elmo’s Healthy Heroes to the rescue! Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats! The Sunny Seats Package includes a VIP Seat and a pre-show photo opportunity with two characters from the show. sunny Seat orders will include a special admittance ticket for entry into the Photo Opportunity. you will receive the special admittance ticket with the rest of your show tickets. all Photo Opportunities start one hour prior to the performance and last for 20 minutes. Latecomers may miss the opportunity. Meet at the merchandise stand in the main lobby to be directed to the photo opportunity. Please bring your own camera.) Tickets are available online at www.selectaseatlubbock.com, by phone at (806) 770-2000 or 1-800-735-1288, and all Lubbock Select-a-Seat outlets. United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Avenue; Saturday: 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m


April 10….6th Annual Golden Fork Culinary Competition -
Enjoy an entrée from 10 of Lubbock’s best restaurants and vote for your favorite. Drink and dessert included. Ticket prices, including service fee, are $30 for family of four; $20 for a couple; $14.75 for single adult; $10.75 for children 5 and under. Tickets available from Select-A-Seat at 770-2000. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Room, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

April 10....An Evening with author Ron Hall: “Same Kind of Different as Me”
- Best-selling author, international art dealer and speaker Ron Hall will be appearing at First United Methodist Church. Mr. Hall co-authored the book Same Kind of Different as Me, with Denver Moore. Attendees are invited to bring copies of their books for signing and to meet and greet Ron following the event. Call Select-A-Seat at 806-770-2000 for tickets. First United Methodist Church, 1411 Broadway 6:30 p.m.

Looking at Next Week and Beyond

April 12….....Ass'n for Women in Communications Luncheon
April 14-15….3rd Annual Spring into Green Conference
April 14-16…Friends of the Wolfforth Library Sale
April 15-17...Ballet Lubbock’s “Peter and the Wolf”
April 16…....“Spirit of Community Fish Fry & Picnic”
April 19….....Women in Communications Celebrity Luncheon
April 30…....1st Annual Meadow Mile

April 30….....41st Annual Ranch Day: “ Building the West”

"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 info@lubbockfunclub.com 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 Winners

Trivia Contest #1: Which classical composition was used as the opening theme music for the classic western series "The Lone Ranger" ???

Answer: "The William Tell Overture"
John C. of Lubbock

Trivia Contest #2: Of all the living creatures found on planet earth....which one has the most appendages ???

Answer: Millipede
Winner: Sharon M. of Lubbock

Another Double-Shot of Fun:
Twin Trivia Contests

Trivia Contest #1: This week we have a whopping five (5) Family 4-pak vouchers to Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Healthy Heroes for the performance of the winner's choice on April 9th or 10th.

The question: A highly publicized Christmas buying frenzy took place after the release of the Tickle Me Elmo toy...but in which year did this take place ???

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com and use the fun phrase “Elmo's Heroes” 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 Friday, April 8 (tomorrow!) at noon and the winner will be contacted Friday afternoon.

Trivia Contest #2: This week we have two (2) more amazing Family 4-pack which includes four general admission passes to the Lubbock Arts Festival along with four Golden Fork culinary tickets and parking pass.

The question: In creating perhaps the world's most famous portrait, Leonardo da Vinci is said to have spent how long painting the lips on the Mona Lisa ???

To win these tickets, email us at info@lubbockfunclub.com with the answer and use the fun phrase “Arts Fest Super Pak 2” 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 Friday, April 8 (tomorrow!) at noon and the winner will be contacted Friday afternoon. 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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