April 14, 2011


April 14....“The Girl in the Picture” – A living symbol of the Vietnam War visits the Texas Tech lecture series. Kim Phuc, known to most as “the girl in the picture” will share her story at 7 p.m. Thursday (April 14) in the Allen Theater of the Student Union Building as part of a guest lecture series presented by Texas Tech University’s Vietnam Center and Archive. In 1972, Phuc (pronounced “fook”) was photographed running down a road naked, screaming from burns to her skin, after a napalm strike on her village. The Pulitzer Prize-winning image became a worldwide symbol of the Vietnam War and raised awareness of the cruelties of war. Phuc suffered third-degree burns that required years of operations and therapy. Today, she is able to share her story of recovery, forgiveness and courage as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Goodwill Ambassador for Peace. Phuc currently runs The Kim Foundation International, a non-profit organization dedicated to children in war-torn areas. Its mission is to provide both medical and psychological assistance to help restore hope and happiness in children’s lives. Admission to the lecture is free and open to the public. Visit www.vietnam.ttu.edu for more info. Allen Theatre, TTU Student Union Building; 7 p.m.


pril 14-15….3rd Annual Spring into Green Conference: Home GREEN Home – Brad Lancaster will be the keynote speaker on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. This inspiring presentation shares eight universal principles of water harvesting along with simple strategies that turn water scarcity into water abundance. They empower you to create integrated water­-sustainable landscape plans at home and through­out your community. Brad’s talk will be followed by: Reception and exhibit – Eco-to-Go: ’57 to 2011 at 6:30 p.m. featuring 2011 eco­-friendly hybrids, electric cars, high-fuel­-efficiency models, and the TTU solar-­powered vehicle. A classic ’57 Chevy will also be on display. For more information visit: www.lubbockspringintogreen.org. LHUCA Ice House, at Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K; Thursday: 5:30 – 8 p.m. and Friday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


April 14-16….Friends of the Wolfforth Library SaleFriends of the Wolfforth Library would like to invite the public to a book sale. Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization supporting the programs and services of the area. For more information call 806-866-9280. Wofforth Library, 508 E Highway 62/82 Wolfforth; Thursday April 14 – (12 noon - 8 p.m.), Friday April 15 – (10 a.m. - 6 p.m.), Saturday – (10 a.m. – 4p.m.).


pril 15….The Buddy Holly Center Announces Closing Reception for Retrospective 25
- The Buddy Holly Center would like to announce the closing reception for its current exhibition, Retrospective 25. The exhibition celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of cultural arts programs, exhibitions and educational initiatives originally provided by the City of Lubbock’s Fine Arts Center. Retrospective 25 features paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, jewelry, photography and mixed media pieces from Texas artists. The artists featured have previously exhibited at the Fine Arts Center and the Buddy Holly Center’s Fine Arts Gallery. Supporters Of the Fine Arts (SOFA) is proud to host the closing reception and silent auction of the works on display. The reception will also include a cash bar and free refreshments. The public is invited to come early to view all the pieces for sale and stay late to ensure that the perfect piece of artwork is yours. For more information about this exhibit or other events, please contact the staff at the Buddy Holly Center at 806.775.3560 or visit . Buddy Holly Center, 19th Street and Crickets Avenue; 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.


April 15-16….Lubbock Meals on Wheels & Metropolitan Rotary Annual Garage Sale
- Huge sale including furniture, household items and much much more! All proceeds benefit Lubbock Meals on Wheels & Metropolitan Rotary. 5002-50th (50th St. & Wayne Ave); Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday: 7 a.m.-2 p.m.

April 15-16
(repeats April 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 15-17 – Ballet Lubbock’s Spring Performance: “ Peter and the Wolf” - Ballet Lubbock presents Prokofiev’s classic and timeless ballet, Peter and the Wolf with choreography by Yvonne Racz Key with a mixed bill of repertoire following intermission. Join Peter and his gang in a whimsical adventure to catch the troublesome wolf. Brilliant dancing, imaginative choreography, and dazzling sets and costumes will bring this classic ballet to life. Prokofiev’s symphonic fairytale promises to be a delight for all ages. Tickets available through Select-A-Seat at 806.770.2000. Firehouse Theatre at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Art, 511 Avenue K; Friday: 7 p.m., Saturday: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m.


April 16….First Annual Great Big Yard Sale - The South Plains Food Bank (SPFB) and the 100 Black Men of West Texas (100 BMWT) will sponsor the 1st Annual Great Big Yard Sale in the Lakeridge community. This is a charitable event to raise funds to “help feed the hungry” and “mentor our youth” on the South Plains. This is a traditional community yard sale in which residents of the Lakeridge community offer garage sale items to the general public. Members of the public can purchase these items at a fraction of the cost of new items. Residents will donate 20% of the proceeds to the SPFB and 100 BMWT, both of which are charitable organizations in the local area. Calvin Lewis, the event chairman and a resident of Lakeridge, says: “This event promises to be the largest yard sale in West Texas. Moreover, any items not sold during the yard sale can be donated to Goodwill Industries, which will circulate its trucks throughout Lakeridge between the hours of 3- 6 p.m. to pick up any unsold items. These donations to Goodwill Industry are also tax deductible. For more information log on to: www.greatbigyardsale.net. LakeRidge Housing Community, between 82nd Street and 98th Street & Quaker and Slide. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

April 16….The Lubbock Mustang Club Birthday Party
- The annual Mustang birthday party celebrates the release of the first Ford Mustang in April of 1964. Free lunch and birthday cake to anyone who brings a car to display. The display is free to the public. Aim Bank, 19th Street and Milwaukee; 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

April 16….“Shop for the Symphony” - Stop by The Village Shopping Center for an all-day shopping event benefiting the educational and community programs of The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. A portion of sales will be donated to The Lubbock Symphony. Visit TheVillageShoppingCenter.com for a complete list of participating stares. Village Shopping Center, 82nd Street and Quaker Avenue; 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

April 16….“Spirit of Community Fish Fry and Picnic” - Lubbock United Neighborhood Association will be hosting a “Spirit of Community Fish Fry & Picnic.” This will be the first annual fundraiser benefiting LUNA, a non-profit organization that provides support to neighborhood associations throughout the city. Pack up the family and don’t forget the kids and grandparents and march yourself out to this family event in the park. River Smith’s will be catering the fish, chicken and fixen’s and Sheridan’s will provide their delicious custard cones for dessert. Local entertainers, including a Mariachi group from Cavazos Middle School, and Lubbock High School will be one of the groups performing for your pleasure. There will be a jump house and slide for the kids. Tickets are $10 and children 4 and under are free. You are limited to one plate per person. You may contact LUNA at 749-5862 for tickets or by email at luna@suddenlinkmail.com Tickets may be purchased at the event as well but are limited. During the event, prize drawings will be held to benefit LUNA. Parking will be available at Southcrest Baptist Church located on Memphis Avenue. Miller Park, (south of South Loop 289 between Indiana Avenue and Memphis Avenue); 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

April 16….Egg-cellent Science Day - Get ready for the most “EGG-cellent” science adventure you’ve ever been on! Join us as we learn all about the science of eggs. From prehistoric dinosaur eggs and other modern-day animal eggs to all sorts of other fun science “egg-periments” and egg crafts. This is a day devoted to the egg that you won’t want to miss! All event activities and admission to Hatching the Past: Dinosaur Egg and Babies exhibition are included with standard museum admission. For more information call 806-745-2525 or go online to www.sciencespectrum.org.
Check out these event activity “Egg-samples”:
- Live Egg Science Demonstrations
- Hands-on Science “Egg-periments”
- Egg Decorating
- An Egg Drop Contest
- Special separate Egg Hunts for children ages 1-4 and ages 5 to 12.
- Amazing Animal Eggs (not just chickens)
- See Hatching the Past: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies the exhibition. Learn about and see real fossilized dinosaur eggs! Free pictures with the Easter animals. Rabbits and chicks in a giant Easter Basket. (Bring your own camera). For more information call 806-745-2525 or go online to www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 11:00 a.m - 3 p.m.

April 16….Party in the Park Family Easter Egg Event – Come and enjoy free food, games, inflatables, music, prizes, Easter egg hunt, and much, much more! For more information contact 792-3363 or visit trinitytoday.com/events. Rodgers Park, (Amherst & Gary Ave.); 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

April 16….Crazy Love: Concert & Family Fair - This free event will feature live music, showcase local ministry / service efforts, and include fun games for kids. There will be a bounce house, and easter egg hunt at 3 p.m. Bands include Runaway Sleepless, Christ Life Visions, Climbing Blind, Mercy's Renown, and Katy Lively. Find it on Facebook, search: Crazy Love: Concert and Family Fair. First Presbyterian Church, on FM1585 (130th St) between Indiana and Quaker; 2 – 6 p.m.

April 16….American Diabetes Association Fundraiser – All are invited to a buffet and auction honoring Coach Myers for his outstanding leadership at Texas Tech University for almost 5 decades as an athlete, coach, and athletic director. Coach Meyers will share how diabetes has affected his family and especially his grandson, Connor. There will be a buffet and auction with World Series baseball memorabilia, art, jewelry, parking pass for TTU football, 4 club seats and parking to a designated TTU foot ball game. For reservations call 806-794- 0691 ext 6139 or write matwood@diabetes.org. Tickets are $50 per individual or $500 for a reserved table of 8. All proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association, Lubbock Chapter and the 25,000 people in Lubbock County who have diabetes. McInturff Conference Center at UMC Health System, 602 Indiana; 7 p.m.

April 16….Texas Tornados
- A reunion and the celebration of the ultimate Tex-Mex super group, The Texas Tornados include some of the genre's most legendary figures: Augie Myers (Sir Douglas Quintet) and accordion virtuoso Flaco Jimenez, with Shawn Sahm on guitar/vocals. The group's infectious, party-ready sound blends country, early rock & roll, Mexican folk music, R&B and blues. Tickets are $25 and can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


April 17….Comedian Brian Regan in Concert - Critics and peers agree, Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. For more information, visit www.brianregan.com. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 p.m.

Looking at Next Week and Beyond

April 19….....Women in Communications Celebrity Luncheon
April 30…....1st Annual Meadow Mile

April 30….....41st Annual Ranch Day: “ Building the West”
May 6-8, 13-15...“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”
May 7….2nd Annual Diabetes and Healthy Living Expo

May 14…......First Annual National TriMathlon Day

"Kids' Fun Fair" is Approaching
Few vendor spaces still available for April 30

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: 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 ???

Answer: 1996
Winners: Mandi B., Erica M., Penny P., Lanisa F.
and Chloe S.

Trivia Contest #2: 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 ???

Answer: 12 years
Winner: Grace G.
and Bethany T.

This Week's Trivia Contest

Trivia Contest #1: This week we have two (2) tickets for this Saturday's matinee performance of "Peter and the Wolf" produced by Ballet Lubbock.

The question: Which family-based television series used the title "Peter and the Wolf" for one of its episodes in 1973 ???

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com and use the fun phrase “Hungry Like the Wolf” 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 (tomorrow) at noon and the winner will be contacted Friday afternoon.

Good luck to everyone!

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