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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Those 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 email@example.com.
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?
Each 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.
Saturday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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
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: email@example.com.
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to make your reservation.
Texas State Historian and Author Bill O’Neal shared some very entertaining stories from his latest book, “Texas Gunslingers” at the Heritage House in Post on July 14. A large crowd was on hand to enjoy O’Neal’s presentation as well as see an exhibit of the author’s vintage gun collection.
O’Neal is the author of more than 40 books and is best known in the Post area for two books set in this county: “The Bloody Legacy of Pink Higgins” and “The Johnson-Sims Feud.” He was appointed Texas state historian in 2012 by then Governor Rick Perry and after serving the required two years, O’Neal was appointed for a second term.
For more than 20 years Bill conducted the state’s first Traveling Texas History class, a three-hour credit course which featured a 2,100-mile itinerary. In 2000 he was awarded a Piper Professorship, and in 2012 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wild West Historical Association. Bill has published over 40 books, almost half about Texas history subjects, and in 2007 he was named Best Living Non-Fiction Writer by True West Magazine. In 2013 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by his alma mater, Texas A&M University – Commerce.
The event was sponsored by the Caprock Cultural Association. For information about upcoming events at the Heritage House, call 806-495-4148 or email email@example.com
Rosa Latimer, Caprock Cultural Association Executive Director and Paula Hatfield, Chair of the Scurry County Historical Commission were special guests at the opening of the Louis Curtiss Exhibit at the Snyder Chamber of Commerce office. The traveling exhibit sponsored by the Caprock Cultural Association and funded by the Texas Historical Foundation, featured photographs of the diverse work of internationally renowned architect, Louis Curtiss who designed the Santa Fe Depot in Snyder, Post, Lubbock and Sweetwater. Only the Snyder and Post structures have survived.
Xcel Energy Foundation board of directors recently awarded an Arts and Culture grant of $2,000 to the Caprock Cultural Association of Post.
This funding provides financial support for the Caprock Cultural Association, a 501 (c)3 non-profit, to offer broader art and cultural opportunities to the community. The purpose of the CCA, founded in 1986, is: “to promote, encourage, direct, sponsor and otherwise develop cultural activities.”
More information can be found on the Garza Post website.