February 2, 2012

To start things off, we offer our readers our most sincere apologies for last week's day/date errors....
As some of you definitely noticed (and thankfully alerted us) last week, some early editions of the weekly e-postcard inadvertantly indicated the wrong day title above the (correct) dates and events. This was a simple oversight on our part due to the calendar year rollover. We corrected the miscues for the later editions that went out, but apologize for any confusion this may have caused our valued friends and faithful readers.


February 2….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at JT’s Café & Bar. There's no reservations required. Come prepared to have a great time and share a meal together! Tell a friend or bring a friend...but come join the fun and meet new friends! JT’s Café & Bar, 4001-19th Street; 6:30 p.m.


February 3….Not Fade Away: Remember the Day the Music Died - February 3rd, 2012 marks the 53rd anniversary of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper), and pilot Roger Peterson. The Buddy Holly Center would like to invite the public to an all day event celebrating their lives and legacies. Patrons are invited to the Center free of charge on Friday, February 3rd from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. The day includes screenings of Buddy Holly: Rave On with host Harry Smith, Peter Graves and Jack Perkins - who profile the most important people of our century and centuries past with rare footage, new research and exclusive interviews that go beyond the myths to bring their stories to life. Buddy Holly: Rave On will be shown at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Ryan Vandergriff, author of the book Dancing As If There’s No Tomorrow, will host a talk at 5:30 p.m. followed by a book signing. The Buddy Holly Center will stay open from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. for patrons to view its exceptional exhibits during the First Friday Art Trail. The Center will have three exhibitions on display all day. The Buddy Holly Gallery features a permanent exhibit on the life and music of Buddy Holly. The first installation of "West Texas Walk of Fame" will be on exhibit in the Texas Musicians Hall of Fame gallery. Renee Steger Simpson will be available to visit with patrons in the Fine Arts Gallery where a retrospective exhibition entitled A Few Of My Favorite Things, will be on display. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue. 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

February 3….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. 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! The trail runs throughout downtown and Depot District from 6-9 p.m.

February 3….Cactus Theater: Buddy Holly and The Crickets Honored in Story and Song - The music didn't die...in fact, it's only became more appreciated with time. You are invited to experience the musical legacy of Lubbock's favorite son as we honor the late, great Buddy Holly - and his band The Crickets - with heartfelt performances by Cactus favorites Jeff Bailey, Jason Fellers, Mike Pritchard, Chad Chesnutt, Amber Pennington, Alyssa Byer, Andie Kitten, Terri Caldwell, Jeff McCreight, Dustin Garrett, Hannah Jackson and Camille Powe. Tickets are $25.00 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 762-3223. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

February 3–4….LCU presents: "Master Follies" - Each year, Lubbock Christian University presents Master Follies, a musical variety show featuring students in performance. 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 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 performances as well as performing the opening and closing act. For more info or to reserve tickets call 806.796.8800 or visit www.lcu.edu. Lubbock Christian University McDonald Moody Auditorium, 5601-19th Street; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; additional Saturday matinee at 3 p.m.

February 4….South Plains Girls Fastpitch Registration - All girls ages 4-18 are invited to come join SPGF for a fun-filled season of softball. The South Plains Girls Fast Pitch League, as a nonprofit organization, is proud to have developed into a dedicated softball program providing recreational softball for over 700 girls each year... giving them a chance to play the sport they love. The league is committed to giving kids the best playing experience possible and letting them have a chance to shine while developing teamwork and confidence. For more information, please contact Rebecca Castillo at 806-535-3233. HUB City Fieldhouse, 11703 Indiana; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

February 4….Science Spectrum Children’s Dental Health Fair - Join the South Plains District Dental Society for their annual Children’s Dental Health Fair which 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 and dental health giveaways, lots of booths with great oral health information, tons of cool games and prizes, face painting and balloons, with awesome door prizes. *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: $8.00. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

February 4….Crayon Batik Valentines at the Buddy Holly Center - Bring your children ages 9 and up to the Buddy Holly Center to create crayon batik valentines. Batik uses wax to make watercolor-like designs. With melted crayons, kids will have the opportunity to create their very own batik valentines! Join in the fun and make a card for someone special, or keep it for yourself! Pre-registration was due by Friday, January 27th but there may still be a few spots available..please call. For more info or to register please call Lisa Howe, Education Coordinator at 806.775.3562. Cost is $5.00. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave; 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

February 4….Llano Chocolate Fantasia - The Llano Wine & Chocolate Fantasia was created to promote interaction among culinarians, foster alliances for students, give culinarians in the South Plains area the opportunity to gain experience in a competitive setting, and expose the public to an original event which they will not soon forget. This event will feature chocolate sculptures and samples as well as wine. It will benefit the West Texas Parkinsonism Society and the Panhandle Chefs Association Scholarship fund. Tickets are $50. For more info, call 745-2258. Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 E. FM 1585; 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

February 4….Lubbock Area Square Round Dance Federation (LASRDF) Dances - Everyone is welcome to see the entertainment and enjoy learning square and round dancing. Request Rounds: 7:15 p.m. and Grand March: 7:45 p.m. Caller & Cuers: Scott Bennett, Kathy and Jerry Stevens. LASRDF Building, 2305 120th Street; 7:15 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

February 4….Cactus Theater presents: Flying J Wranglers - Combining light comedy and homespun humor with country harmonies and traditional bluegrass, this fan-favorite ensemble from Ruidoso delights and entertains like few acts working today. Back by popular demand! Tickets are $25.00 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 762-3223. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

February 4….2012 Championship Bull Riding - Tuff Hedeman and Championship Bull Riding return to Lubbock with 40 of the best bull riders in the world! Ticket prices range from $15 to $65. Discounts for military, seniors and TTU students. Free general admission for kids 12 and under. Tickets available at Select-A-Seat locations or by calling 806.770.2000. City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions; 8 p.m.
Sponsor Spotlight:
Hub Performing Arts

Kids learn acting, singing, dance

HUB Performing Arts classes for kids begin this Monday
...and there's something for everyone! Even if this is your child's first time to act, sing or dance - you can start on the road to stardom! Classes include training in acting, singing, and dance that culminates in a musical theatre scene on stage. These 12-week classes allow young performers to learn the essential elements of the performing arts through the context of musical theatre. Scene will be selected to best highlight the students. Classes are divided by age: 4 years through 5th grade...and 6th grade and up. It is also not too late to sign up for private voice lessons or our dance classes. Visit www.hubperformingarts.com for class descriptions and registration forms or email at hubperformingarts@att.net or call 795-7344. Monday night magic classes start February 6th and meet 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

Personal Growth Awaits!
Park & Rec Department Announces Winter/Spring Class Signups
Parks and Recreation Winter/Spring Class Registration Underway Now - It's that special time of year again....when dozens of community-oriented classes are presented to the public as a service to the community. Check out the extensive list and register for one of these great classes today at Maxey Community Center. The Winter/Spring registration ends on Saturday, February 4th at 1 p.m. Winter/Spring Classes will start this Monday, February 6th. Maxey Community Center is located on the corner of 30th and Oxford Avenue. Click HERE to see the complete lineup of classes as featured on the Lubbock Fun Club Calendar start page. For more information on the classes, you may call 806-767-3796. Consider advancing an interest...discover a hobby...explore!

This Week's Trivia Contest....

This week, three winners will be chosen for Family 4-paks to the February 9th (Thursday) performance of the Harlem Globetrotters.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase "Sweet Georgia Brown" as your subject title.

The Question: In which American city were the Harlem Globetrotters founded?

The deadline for this contest is Sunday at midnight and the winners will be contacted by mid-afternoon Monday. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email...including your cell phone number or a daytime landline so we may contact you easily if you are the winner. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown.

Good luck to everyone!

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
February 7/14/21/28….4-Week Girls Personal Style Course
February 9….Harlem Globetrotters
February 9–15….Kids' “Art Trail in the Village”
February 10….New Neighbors Club Valentine’s Luncheon
February 10-11….C.A.T.S: “You Can’t Take It With You”
February 11….....Sounds of West Texas
February 12….....YWCA Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance
February 13-19…TTU Theatre and Dance Lab: “Humble Boy"
February 17-19….LCT presents: “The Laramie Project”
February 21….....Meals on Wheels' Mardi Gras Celebration
February 24-25….Celebrity Attractions: “STOMP”

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