April 28, 2011


April 28 – May 1….Footloose - One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. In this adaptation from the 1984 film of the same name, a city kid attempts to adapt to life in a conservative backwater Midwestern town. Once there, he ends up leading the repressed teenagers into a rebellion against the town fathers, who have outlawed rock & roll and dancing. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar- and Tony-nominated top 40 score and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people while guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind. Stage adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford. Music by Tom Snow; lyrics by Dean Pitchford and additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman. Call 742-360 for tickets. Maedgen Mainstage Theatre, Texas Tech Campus; 8 p.m.

April 28–30….40th Annual Bob Wills Days - In honor of the 40 year milestone, the popular and treasured venue that has entertained crowds for the last 39 years will be joined by new features, special guests, a barbeque cook-off and a grand reunion of famed Wills' band members, the Texas Playboys. Turkey is the hometown of Bob Wills, the famous bandleader, fiddler, composer, charismatic performer and movie star who fused old time fiddle tunes, jazz, blues, country, mariachi and gospel music into Western Swing, one of the few truly American music forms. For many, Bob Wills Day has become a pilgrimage, a step back in time and a connection to a history rooted in the cotton fields and expressed in a uniquely American music form; for some, it is a fun-filled festival of dancing and jamming; and for others, it is the discovery of the power of improvisation. In the midst of planned activities like the concerts, fiddlers contest, parade and dances, attendees will visit the Bob Wills monument in City Park, stroll through the Bob Wills Museum, have lunch at the Hotel Turkey, or meet and greet others to share stories. Many will join in the jam-sessions that pop up day and night in practically every corner of town. The 40th Bob Wills Day festival line-up includes some exciting additions like the 2010 Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame inductee, Billy Mata; Asleep at the Wheels' Jason Roberts aka "The Texas Fiddleman” who plays Bob Wills in the critically acclaimed play,” A Ride with Bob;” Jake Hooker and the Outsiders; plus the ever-popular Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys and Dr. Charles Townsend as Master of Ceremonies. For specific information you can call the Bob Wills Museum in Turkey any weekday at 806-423-1253 or visit www.bobwillsday.com.


April 29….20th Annual Spring Fling – Come and join a benefit for Neighborhood House, Health for Friends Clinic, Wedgewood South Assisted Living and Lubbock-area LSS foster care and adoption. Everyone is invited to an evening of live music, dancing, good food, wine tasting, quilt raffle, and a silent auction. For more information visit www.LSSS.org/SpringFling2011 or call 806-792-5554. McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Ave; 5:30-8:30 p.m.


April 29 - 30….36th Annual Muenster Germanfest - There are lots of events, a 100 mile bicycle ride, a 5K and 15K fun runs, several concerts featuring Hard Night's Day, Flash Back, John Anderson and Brave Combo, lots of food and drinks and activities for the family. Please check out the link www.germanfest.net for more information. Gate Admission $ 6.00 per person Friday and Sunday, $10.00 per person Saturday, Age 8 and under free.
Muenster, Texas is just 5 hours drive on 82 East. Friday 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight and Sunday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.

April 29 - 30….35th Annual Scholarship Concert - The Texas Tech University School of Music presents its 35th Annual Scholarship Concerts. The program includes John Adams' "On the Transmigration of Souls" (commemorating the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001), Richard Strauss' "Death and Transfiguration", Copland's "The Promise of Living" (from The Tender Land), Gershwin's "I got Rhythm" (from Girl Crazy), and "Oh Lord, I'm on my way" (from Porgy and Bess.) Performing ensembles include the Texas Tech orchestra, University Choir, Women's Chorale, Men's Chorus, University Singers, and The Lubbock Chorale. Andrew George, John Hollins and Richard Bjella will conduct in the concert. More than 200 voices along with the 80-piece Texas Tech Orchestra will perform, featuring School of Music alumnus Norman Garrett. Garrett, a baritone, is a native of Lubbock and earned the bachelor of music at Texas Tech University in 2005. He performed with the Cincinnati Opera, the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, and recently won the Philadelphia District Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions. Garrett is currently a 1st year resident artist at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.The concert will benefit School of Music scholarships. New, lower ticket price! Save even more by purchasing ahead.General admission for the scholarship concert is $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets for seniors/students/children are $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Advance prices include the Select-A-Seat service charge. Tickets are on sale at the Select-A-Seat outlets at Amigo's Supermarket, Dollar Western Wear, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Market Street, Ralph's Records & Tapes, Texas Tech Student Union's ticket booth and United Supermarkets. Call 770-2000 or toll free (800) 735-1288 or visit www.selectaseatlubbock.com for more details. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus; 8 p.m.


April 30….1st Annual Meadow MileCome and join this “.5k” fun run/walk, 1 mile run/walk, or 5k run/walk. All ages and fitness levels are welcome. Pets on a leash and strollers are invited too. Teams are encouraged. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place prizes will be given for each age group k-3, 4-6, junior high, high school, age 19-29, 30-39, 40+. Door prizes will be drawn after all races are completed. There is a $10 registration fee per person which includes a t-shirt. You can register and pay the day of the race, but t-shirts may be limited. For more information visit www.meadowmile.com. Meadow gym, Meadow, TX; 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. registration/8:30 a.m. warm-up & teams recognized/9 a.m. races start.

Kid’s Fun Fair 2011: Presented by Lubbock Fun Club in association with Lubbock Home & Family Magazine -
Once again, our event takes place at the Science Spectrum. The fair 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 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 feature entertainment in the form of singers, musicians, live animal demonstrations, storytellers, mascots, the funny and inventive Professor Panteloney, children’s performance groups...and some NEW SURPRISES for those who've attended our event in the past! Use the special $1 OFF coupon on the ad to the right to save on individual tickets to the main portion of the Science Spectrum during your same visit to our FREE fun fair which will be held in the atrium area! Discount good for each ticket you purchase! Also....if you missed the Crayola exhibit at the recent Lubbock Arts Festival, be sure to check it out at the Science Spectrum while you're here attending our event. Kids' Fun Fair runs from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

April 30….41st Annual Ranch Day: “ Building the West” - For the 41st annual Ranch Day, the NRHC wants to give visitors a glimpse into what exactly goes into building and maintaining historic structures. Not only will they learn about different building techniques and materials used, they will have the opportunity to participate in preservation projects throughout the site. Several activities unique to Ranch Day will be available for both children and adults to give them first-hand experience in historical building methods, using the authentic ranch structures. At the hut-like sotol structure, staff will be on hand to guide visitors through thatching a section of the sacahuista grass roof. At the log cabin, a mixture of mud and sand will be prepared so people can chink the gaps in between the winged elm logs. Visitors will be able to make a mud brick and learn more about that process, including what all is in the mud and how they are dried. Information will be available about the restoration of an Eclipse Windmill, including a sample section of blades and supports to show how they are constructed and a cylinder plunger to demonstrate how water is gathered from the ground. At the shipping pens from the King Ranch, there will be paint and brushes to touch up the brick-red boards. For younger visitors, they will have our giant Lincoln Logs out on site so they can learn the technique behind the construction of a basic log cabin and test their skills at putting one together. In addition to these special activities relating to the “Building the West” theme, there will be many traditional Ranch Day activities occurring as well. “This year will see the return of the popular Ranch Hand Experience program, where visitors can get work cards when they arrive at the event to direct them toward specific activities. Some of these include washing clothes on a washboard, churning butter, riding the rail car at the Depot and carding wool. Once five of the ten activities are completed, they can bring their stamped work card to the office from the Matador Ranch to receive their cowboy pay (a replica of a 50 cent bill). Children will be able to spend it at the commissary from the Waggoner Ranch. Other highlights include music and dancing demonstrations at the 6666 Barn, horseback riding, horse gentling demonstrations, stick horse rodeos and rope making. A lunch from Steak Express will be available for the public to purchase at the Pitchfork Pavilion, and the Ranch Host volunteer group will have lemonade for sale in the 6666 Barn. All other activities and chuck wagon samples will be free for visitors There is no admission charge to attend; however donations are encouraged. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th Street; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

April 30….Girl Scout Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser - Help Scout troop 6377 raise money for the troop. It will be $7.00 a ticket and for a family of 4 it will be 20.00. Includes Spaghetti, sauce, bread sticks salad and a desert, and tea or water. Come support the girls! You can pre order your tickets by calling Jessica at 8062814885 or Lori at 8064461579. Bethany Baptist Church; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


May 1….The Cactus Kids: "A Night of the '90s" – Come enjoy hearing the Cactus Kids performing many of the hits of the 1990s. Adult tickets are $20 and kid tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

Looking at Next Week and Beyond

May 3….............Taste of Home Cooking
May 5…............."SOS" Singles (Adults 50+) Monthly Dinner
May 6 – 8...........AKC Dog Agility Trials

May 6-8, 13-15...“I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”
May 7….............All for the Allisons (Benefit for Donnie Allison)
May 7….............2nd Annual Diabetes and Healthy Living Expo
May 11…...........Pinhole Camera Obscura

May 14…...........First Annual National TriMathlon Day
May 21…...........Lubbock Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis

ot an idea especially for the ladies?

Got an idea to promote something just for the guys?

Special event coming up? Send us the details!

Go to CALENDAR OF EVENTS for even MORE fun things to do!

Many more UPCOMING FUN THINGS TO DO are listed on our website...lots further out than the weekly postcard. Click here to go to our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for more info on these activites and MORE> 

UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL SETTINGS ... see link below Every email you receive from us has an opportunity to change your email, update your address or add in custom profile choices. Be sure your 100% confidential profile is complete. It helps us be of better service to you. Thanks!

To unsubscribe...click on UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL SETTINGS at the same location and choose "No Lists."

If you are having trouble seeing the photos, read our online version

If you are having trouble seeing the photos, read our online version.

©2015 Lubbock Fun Club All Rights Reserved. P.O. Box 54090 Lubbock, TX 79453 Advertise Privacy Policy