Winsome Harvey Girls return to the stage!

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You won’t want to miss this dinner theater production of “Harvey Girls!” This three-act play written by Post resident Rosa Latimer accurately tells the story of the Harvey Girls who came west to work in the Harvey House restaurants established along the Santa Fe Railroad. Ms. Latimer is also the author of a series of books about the Harvey Houses of the southwest.

The humorous, nostalgic true story is performed by the combined talents of the Post & Slaton Theater Departments and directed by Tim & Leslie Tatum and James Villaneuva. Proceeds from this dinner theater presentation benefit the theater programs of Post and Slaton ISD>

Dinner and performance at the historic Heritage House, 109 N. Avenue N in Post, TX, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30/person and includes dinner and the play. Seating is limited. Reservations are required by calling 806-495-4148 or email ccarts@poka.com.

Sit a Spell in Post Artists’ Reception

Celebrating our 4th annual outdoor art exhibit, the Caprock Cultural Association is hosting a reception at the Heritage House on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 5:30 – 6:30 to honor the eleven participating artists. This year’s exhibit will be on display at the Heritage House and immediately following the reception it will be installed on Main Street in Post.

This year’s artists are: Kristin Tims, David Leake, Bob Chennault & Michelle Fields all of Lubbock; Angeline Collier, Pam Jones, Polly Cravy & Shea House all of Post; Carolyn Walker, Colorado City; Chai Green, Abilene and Carol Koenig, Slaton.

For more information contact the Caprock Cultural Association, 806-495-4148.

Harvey Girls – a three-act play

99193Those winsome Harvey Girls return to the stage! Auditions were held recently and “Harvey Girls,” written by Rosa Walston Latimer will be performed by the combined talents of the Post & Slaton Theater Departments. Directed by Tim & Leslie Tatum and James Villaneuva the three-act play accurately tells the story of the Harvey Girls who came west to work in the Harvey House restaurants established along the Santa Fe Railroad. Tickets are $30/person and include a dinner & play. Reservations are required by calling 806-495-4148 or email ccarts@poka.com.

Summer Reading Fun Begins June 1!

Ready, Set…Read! The Post Public Library has lots of reading fun planned for all ages this summer. The summer kick-off is Wednesday June 1. Come to the library at 1:30 to register, sign your summer reading contract and get your book bag where inside you’ll find your summer reading log, book marks, and spirit sticks! Yes – colorful, fun spirit sticks to collect. Every time you return a library book during the summer you’ll receive another spirit stick. Wonder who will earn the most?

kids-1136296__180Each Wednesday in June at 1:30 p.m. a children’s author will be in the library. Every time you attend one of these special story times you get to choose a free book to take home.

Each Wednesday in July at 1:30 p.m. there will be a story time for readers through 2nd grade and Brain Quest for 3rd graders up.

All of this summer reading fun is at the Post Public Library, 105 E. Main St. in Post. Call 806-990-2149 for more information. The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Post Public Library, Caprock Cultural Association and partially funded by the Post-Garza County Endowment.

Stop Dreaming and Start Doing: A Conference for Aspiring Writers

pencil-878695_960_720Saturday, July 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Heritage House, 109 N. Avenue N in Post.

This conference is for writers who are working on a specific project or just beginning their writing life. Topics in the morning sessions will include Tips to Enhance Your Writing Life, Technology to Support Your Writing Life, M.A.R.K.E.T.I.N.G. for Writers. The afternoon sessions will cover aspects of publishing: traditional opportunities, self-publishing successfully and technological tools to help you publish. There will be plenty of time for Q&A!

Instructors are: Melissa Morrow, Bear Mills and Rosa Walston Latimer.To ensure that attendees gain full benefit we are limiting the number of participants to 15. Conference fee is $100/person (includes lunch). Email thewriterlink@gmail.com to make payment arrangements. You will only be considered registered once we have received your conference fee. So…”stop dreaming and start doing” by registering now!

Texas Author to be Special Guest in Post

The Caprock Cultural Association invites you to be our guest for lunch and a presentation by Texas author
Tim Lewis at 11:30 a.m. April 13, 2016 at the Heritage House in Post.

Texas Author Tim Lewis

Texas Author Tim Lewis

You will have the opportunity to meet the author and hear the fascinating true story that inspired the novel Forever Friday published by Random House/WaterBrook Multnomah. In the popular novel Lewis tells a heartwarming and captivating tale of an unlikely couple, a weekly gift of devotion, and a heartbroken man longing to discover the secret to lasting marriage. The book is currently under consideration for movie production.

Copies of Forever Friday will be on sale following the presentation ($15/each paperback including sales tax) and Lewis will be happy to sign your copy!

Lewis is an author and playwright having authored more than twenty plays/musicals. In addition, he teaches a beginning novel writing class at West Texas A&M University and co-directs a summer writing academy. Timothy is also a professional speaker, cowboy poet, actor, and songwriter. He lives with his wife near Amarillo, Texas.

There is no charge for this event; however, we must have your reservation by Monday, April 11. Please reserve your place by calling 806-495-4148 or emailing: ccarts@poka.com.FOREVER FRIDAY

Women Airforce Service Pilot Historical Presentation

WASPThe Caprock Cultural Association is very happy to have historian Lou Burleson return to the Heritage House on April 8, 2016 for a performance that tells the story of the “WASP” – women Airforce service pilots. The event begins at Noon with lunch.

Burleson is a retired history and theater teacher who lives in Floydada, Texas. Continuing her love of history, she developed seven “one-woman” shows to share the story of outstanding women in Texas history. “My ‘WASP’ program seems to be a favorite of audiences,” Lou said. “Perhaps because it is a little known part of our state’s history.”

The WASP program was formed during the early part of World War II to compensate for a critical shortage of male pilots. Women were trained as licensed pilots to help relieve the shortage. Approximately 25,000 women applied, 1,830 were accepted into the program. These women were never officially accepted as military until 1977 when President Jimmy Carter signed a law making it official. The Women Airforce Service Pilots were trained at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. A National WASP museum has been established at Avenger Field to honor this part of Texas history.

This event is sponsored by the Caprock Cultural Association. Cost for the event is $12/person and reservations are required by Wednesday, April 6. Call 806-495-4148 or email ccarts@poka.com for more information or to make your reservation.

The City Gal and Her Cowboy

Join us for lunch and a highly entertaining presentation, “The City Gal and Her Cowboy” by Lou Burleson on April 9, 2015 at Noon at the Heritage House in Post.

Lou Burleson lives in Floydada, TX and is a retired teacher. She and her “cowboy” have been married 55 years and have three children and eight grandchildren. Lou taught history and theater for a combination of 18 years in Floydada and Lockney. This delightfully talented woman shares true stories about women in Texas History.

Cost for the event is $12. Please call 806-495-4148 or email ccarts@poka.com to make a reservation.

City Gal Lou Burleson

City Gal Lou Burleson

Vintage Gun Presentation – July 14

Texas State Historian and Author Bill O’Neal will share stories from his latest book, Texas Gunslingers at the Heritage House in Post July 14, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. O’Neal will also tell the history of the guns in his vintage collection. The collection will also be on display.

O’Neal is the author of The Bloody Legacy of Pink Higgins and The Johnson-Sims Feud. Both of these popular books are set in Garza County. These books and Texas Gunslingers will be on sale after the presentation.

The free O'NEAL WITH GUNSevent is sponsored by the Caprock Cultural Association.

Meet NY Times Bestselling Author Jodi Thomas

Introducing the first book in her new series set in Ransom Canyon, Texas bestselling author Jodi Thomas will join us for lunch at the Heritage House and speak about her inspiration for these new books. Friday, August 28 meet and greet Jodi beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Heritage House, 109 N. Avenue N in Post.

Copies of “Ransom Canyon” will be on sale and Jodi will be happy to sign your copy. Paperback books are $8 and a limited number of hardback copies of “Ransom Canyon” will be available for $25. (Prices include sales tax.)

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Jodi Thomas Book. There is no charge for the lunch or event but we must have your reservation by 5 p.m. August 25. Call 806-990-2149 to put your name on the list! The event is sponsored by the Caprock Cultural Association and Post Public Library.