March 1, 2012


March 1….Unsung Heroes Award Ceremony -. Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary Club created the Unsung Heroes Recognition program in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 as a way of honoring and publicly recognizing the dedication and sacrifice made by the fine people who proudly wear the uniform of the Lubbock EMS, Fire Department, Police Department and Sheriff’s Department. Four Lubbock first responders will be honored at the 9th Annual Unsung Heroes Award Ceremony. Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary and American State Bank are once again proud to sponsor this event that honors an EMS person, a fireman, a police officer and a sheriff's deputy as our true Unsung Heroes of Lubbock. Each honoree is selected by his/her respective department. Admission is free and the public is invited and encouraged to attend this special event. Call Joey Cooper, President of Metro Lubbock Rotary, at 806.438.6782 for more information. American State Bank Conference Center, Ave Q and 16th Street; 6 p.m.

March 1….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at Rib Crib. 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 whatever you do, come join the fun and meet some new friends! Rib Crib, located at 8211 Slide Road.; 6:30 p.m.

March 1, 2, 3….CDC Theatre for the Fine Arts: “Wit” – This first play written by Margaret Edson is the winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play. Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. Her approach to the study of Donne: aggressively probing, intensely rational. But during the course of her illness—and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital—Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a profundity and humor that are transformative both for her and the audience. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for LCU students. This play will serve as LCU’s entry in the Christian University Theatre Festival, hosted by Wayland Baptist University. The production is being produced as a collaboration between LCU Theatre and the LCU Nursing Department. Plans include a benefit performance for the American Cancer Society. Call 720-7429 for more information. LCU Campus, 5601 19th Street; 7:30 p.m.

March 1-3....Cradles 2 Crayons Children's Consignment Sale - Come see the best in "gently used" children's clothing - Newborn to Pre-teen size, maternity wear, shoes, baby swings, bouncers, feeding/diapering supplies, nursery furniture and decor, outdoor playground equipment, books, videos, bicycles, toys and more. Once you discover Cradles 2 Crayons, it will be an event that you will never miss again! Highland Baptist Church - 4229 34th Street; Midnight Madness Sale (open to the public): Thursday, March 1, (8 p.m.-12 a.m.), Friday, March 2, (11a.m.-7 p.m.), Half-Off Sale**: Saturday, March 3, (8 a.m.-1 p.m.)


March 1-4….Texas Tech Department of Theatre and Dance: “Big Love” - Fifty brides flee from their fifty grooms and seek refuge in a villa on the coast of Italy in this modern remaking of one of the western world’s oldest plays, The Suppliants by Aeschylus. When the fifty grooms arrive by helicopter to claim their brides, chaos ensues; 49 of the brides murder 49 of the grooms – and one bride falls in love. It’s a play about love, BIG love. It’s messy. This comedy/drama is written by Charles Mee and directed by Bruce Hermann. Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID. Call (806) 742-3603 for reservations and information. Box office hours are noon to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, barring TTU holidays (fall, winter, and spring breaks) and most of July and August. Please leave a detailed message during these times. Groups of 10 or more may be discounted. Charles E. Maedgen, Jr. Theatre (east entrance), 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues; Curtain times for Mainstage events are 8 p.m. Thursday thru Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

March 2….2012 Annual Mayors’ Beans & Cornbread Luncheon - Each year for the past 23 years, our generous community sponsors and supporters have gathered for lunch at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall for 2 ½ hours of food, fun, and music. Mayors from Lubbock and surrounding counties don white aprons and greet every supporter with a handshake as they enter the banquet hall. This is Hospice of Lubbock's largest fundraising event each year, and they serve upwards of 2000 people. Cost is $10 per person for River Smith's delicious red beans and cornbread, dessert and drink, PLUS entertainment from Don Caldwell and the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine, featuring the Stars of the Cactus Theatre. Tickets are available at the door, or come by Hospice of Lubbock at 3702 21st, Louisville Place Building, 8-5/M-F. Call 806-795-2751 with a credit card and pick up tickets at Will Call on the day of the event. To go boxes available if your office-mates cannot make it to the Civic Center. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. (Come & go event)

March 2….DaVinci - The Genius, Renaissance Faire - Enjoy a fabulous evening of food and frivolity as you step back in time to the great European Renaissance. Prepare to be enlightened as you explore the inspiring world of Leonardo da Vinci. Experience his revolutionary inventions, art, scientific break-throughs, philosophy, and personal codices (notebooks). The all new, Da Vinci-The Genius traveling exhibition will serve as the back drop for this amazing evening of music, food, and special entertainment. Entertainment to include: Celtic music, period themed artisans & gaming ,Renaissance re-enactors, jugglers, fire-eating and a royal avian raptor. Note: Event tickets were priced at $50 per person and were only on sale through Wednesday, February 29th (yesterday) check to see if any tickets remain available. Call 806-745-2525 x234. Science Spectrum OMNI Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289; 6 to 7 p.m: Entertainment & light hors d’oeuvres (Exhibition open for viewing), 7 to 8 p.m: The King’s Table of Culinary Delights (Exhibition will remain open).

March 2….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art 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.

March 2-3….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: “La Taviata” -
One of the most beloved musical stories of all time, La Traviata has it all: power, seduction, betrayal, and death. Verdi's story maintains the universal appeal of personal drama while touching the hearts of its audiences through its everyday relatability, from intrigue bound to inspire compassion. The LSO is particularly pleased to offer a presentation of this decadent tale of a "woman who goes astray – La Traviata" in symphonic performance with world-class voices Amanda Hall and Scott Ramsay performing Violetta and Alfredo, while the third main character, Alfredo's father Germont, will be played by Texas Tech Alumnus Ashley Prewitt. For tickets call (806)762-1688 or visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.

March 2-3
(Repeats March 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31)….Cactus Theater: “Lucy and the Outlaw” - Set in Belle's saloon in Dry Gulch, Texas, in the late 1800's newcomer Lucy arrives in town and finds work scrubbing floors at Belle's Saloon. Belle's regular patrons include a cattle rancher, a banker, the town deputy, and, on occasion, "Dizzy" the singing cowboy comes in for a hand of poker. The town is riddled with talk of all the recent train robberies...and you might say that's where things get interesting. Rumors have it that a man-woman team is responsible. A wanted poster with a photo shows Lucy to be one of the robbers. All the bar regulars conjure up a way to trap Lucy into confessing, but the tables are turned and the joke's on them. Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m


arch 2-4…. Lubbock Community Theatre presents: “The Laramie Project”
- In October of 1998, a twenty-one-year-old student at the University of Wyoming was kidnapped, severely beaten and left tied to a fence in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming. He died several days later in an area hospital. His name was Matthew Shepard, and he was assaulted because he was gay. Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater members have constructed a deeply moving theatrical experience from over 200 interviews of people from Laramie and their own experiences after the beating and death. The Laramie Project is a breathtaking theatrical collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. This play is written by Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theatre Project and directed by Jay Brown. Rated- PG-16 - Language, mature subject matter. To reserve tickets call (806) 749-2416 or visit Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m.


arch 3….2012 Lubbock Preparedness Fair
- Where will you go in an emergency? What will you do? Are you prepared? Come find out at this free event.
Lecture Schedule:
10:30 am-11 am: Emergency Communication Response (Al Hardin, Military Auxiliary Radio System Region Director)
11 am-12 pm: Making Salsa and Hot Water Bottling (Joe and Sarah)
12 pm-1 pm: Lubbock Gardening and Water Conservation (Jennifer Simek, Lubbock Memorial Arboretum) 1 pm-2 pm: Family Finance Workshop (Jonathan Cluff, Financial Educator)
2 pm-3 pm: Creating Your Resume, Job Search, & Job Retention (Chad Partington, Lubbock Stake Employment Center Director)
For more information go to:
LDS Church building, 7014 Frankford Ave; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

March 3….YWCA’s March 'Dive-In Movie' at Indoor Pool: "The Reef" - The YWCA’s renovated Indoor Aquatics Center will host a dive-in movie showing The Reef (the animated version). Cost of $5 per person includes swimming, a drink, and a snack. No outside drinks or food will be allowed. Patrons are allowed to bring their own flotation device or deck chair to the event. The facility’s standard policy of requiring Coast Guard-certified flotation devices will be suspended given the nature of this event. Lifeguards will be on duty. YWCA of Lubbock, 3101 35th Street; The swimming pool will open at 7 p.m., with the movie beginning at 7:30 p.m. The facility will close 15 minutes after the movie concludes.

March 3….Newsboys in Concert with Special Guests - Caldwell Entertainment brings the Newsboys in concert on their God’s Not Dead! Tour. Also featured are special guests: Abandon, The City Harmonic, and Anthem Lights with an evangelistic message from Bob Lenz. For tickets call Select-A-Seat at 806.770.2000. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7 p.m

arch 4….Kid’s Recital at the Cactus Theater
- The Cactus Theater presents their Kid’s Recital featuring a host of talented kids from Terri Caldwell Music. Admission is free. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 2 p.m.

March 4….Willie Nelson in Concert – The legendary, Texas troubador - the Red Headed Stranger himself - returns for an evening of fun with the "family"...but this time sans the braids thanks to last summer's heat wave, as we understand. No opening act plan to arrive on time or you'll miss the traditional show-opening "Whiskey River". For tickets call Select-A-Seat at 770-2000. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7:30 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

The Question: In which United Kingdom city was "STOMP" originally created?


Winners: Julie H. of Lubbock
This Week's Trivia Contest...

This week one winner will be chosen for a pair of tickets to the March 3rd (this Saturday's) performance of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra presentation of “La Taviata.”

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Tickets in the Key of Free" as your subject title.

Three-part Question: A) What is the title of the smooth, early '80s pop song that described its characters as being "just like Bogie and Bacall"?
B) Which two silver screen legends do these names reference?
C) Which "one-hit wonder" sang this memorable song?

The deadline for this contest is Friday at 10 a.m. and the winners will be contacted by noon. 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!

"Kids' Fun Fair 2012"
Vendor Spaces Available for Annual Summer Fun Planning April 21st

It’s almost that time of year again! We're excited to announce the plans for Kid’s Fun Fair 2012…and this year, there's more fun for everyone! Our annual gathering will take place on Saturday, April 21st, in a new venue: Main there'll be fantastic fun around every corner and at every booth represented! Prepare to spend a fun-filled day learning about the best that summer has to offer...and enjoy the entertaining arcade, bowling, laser tag and mini golf, too!

Kid’s Fun Fair 2012 allows business owners, parents and their kids the opportunity to learn about each other...and the diverse products and services 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 21st 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!

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
March 8...Pride of West Texas Chorus Friends Concert
March 10….Happy Days in the ‘50s Hope Shalom Fundraiser
March 12–16….Spring Break Gardening Camp for Kids
March 13–16….Science Spectrum Spring Break Camps
March 15-17….Just Between Friends Consignment Sale
March 23-24….Celebrity Attractions: 100 Years of Broadway
March 23-25, 30….“You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Got 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 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