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May

May 25….2017 Summer Showcase Concert Series - The Buddy Holly Center will feature Element – R & B and Funk, the first concert of the season. For over 17 years, the Summer Showcase experience has offered something for every taste in live, original music. All concerts are free to the public and family friendly. Patrons will enjoy live, music, food trucks, cash bar and free children’s craft activities; all in the beautiful, shaded Meadows Courtyard. The Summer Showcase Concert Series is 100% funded through sponsorships and donations. Your support helps us keep the Summer Showcase Concert Series free to the public! If you would like to become a sponsor or make a contribution, please contact Tonja Hagy-Valdine at thagy@mylubbock.us, or call 806-775-3566. There will be a cash bar, food and beverages available for purchase. Please remember, no outside beverages are allowed. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

May 25….Moonlight Directions Presents: A Night at the Tonys - With the Tony Awards just around the corner and Tony nominations just being released, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Youth Ensemble, Moonlight Directions is proud to present "Night at the Tony's: A Broadway Revue," featuring numbers from Best Musical Tony Award winning shows. Come see show stopping selections from smash shows such as "Guys and Dolls," "Anything Goes," "Chicago," "Hairspray," and the 2016 Best Musical, "Hamilton." Get dressed to impress as we present this one night only affair. To reserve tickets call Select A Seat. Lubbock Dream Center, 1111 30th St; 7 p.m.

May 27….Tribute to the Rolling Stones - Cream - The Doors - In this stellar tribute concert, you'll hear the unforgettable songs by The Doors - including "Light My Fire", "Riders On the Storm", "Break On Through (To the Other Side)", "Love Her Madly" and other big hits. We'll revisit the brief but notable late '60s work by Cream - led by Eric Clapton - a group that produced the classic rock staples "White Room", "Badge", "Strange Brew" and, of course, "Sunshine of Your Love". And, we'll salute the group that many have called The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band of all time - The Rolling Stones. Just a small sampling of the songs you'll hear include: "Start Me Up", "Satisfaction", "Wild Horses", "Beast of Burden" and "It's All Over Now".Featured vocalists on this show are Craig Elliott, Jason Fellers, Mark Paden and Amber Pennington...all backed by The Rhythm Machine. Get your tickets now for this highly-anticipated tribute to three of the greatest rock ensembles ever! Tickets only $20 for reserved floor seats; $15 for standard balcony. Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 pm or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave: 7:30 p.m.

May 27 - 28….2nd Annual Lubbock-Con – All are invited to this fun 2 day event featuring comic books, cosplay, gaming, sci-fi, anime, multiple panel rooms, activity areas and contests which will fill up the show’s floor and schedule while providing Lubbock with a weekend of fun and memorable experiences. Lubbock-Con is the endeavor of a local non-profit organization, Panhandle Pop Culture Ventures (PPCV). PPCV was established in 2015 by a group of fans, from the Lubbock area, hoping to cultivate and connect the fandom communities here in Lubbock. Through those connections, they hoped to build a large multi-genre, pop culture community with year round activities. For tickets visit http://www.lubbockcon.com/. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m. & Sun 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

June

June 3….Caprock Corvette Club Charity Car Show - Every summer, Caprock Corvette Club holds a benefit car show with all proceeds going to charity. Formed in 2004 with the intent to bring together fellow Corvette enthusiasts and to be of service to the community, this non-profit club made their first donation to a local charity that same year. All Corvettes are welcome to participate! There is a class for each generation of Corvettes, as well as the additional classes of People’s Choice, Daily Driver, Convertible, and Best of Show. Registration is $25 per car. Show participants will judge the entries. There will be lots of awards, door prizes, and good music! Bring the entire family to see the “cool cars.” Spectators are free! The show will take place “rain or shine.” Restrooms, food, and shade are available. Caprock Corvette Club President Mike Wragg says “We are a Car Club with a passion for everything Corvette as well as a sense of service for the community in which we live.”For more information go to www.caprockcorvetteclub.com or call Mike Wragg at 806-790-8297. Drug Emporium Parking Lot, 82nd & Slide Road; Registration at 9 a.m., Show 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

June 3….Sounds of West Texas - This unique concert is one for the whole family, with fun jingles, and door prizes for lucky audience members. This show will feature fantastic local talent performing a mix of classic songs in country, pop nostalgia, folk, and rhythm & blues. There will be some patriotic music with a special tribute to our military, with some touching moments, and special guests to be presented. The emcee will be Billy Don Hampton and performers on the show will be: Larry Allen, Kaci Brice, Steve Burrus, Brenda Hopkins, Mike Huffman, Jay Lemon, Darryl Lippe, Donnetta Lippe, Donnie Martin, Johnny Richardson, Jordan Sheets, Tatum Sheets, Betty Smith, Keith Smith, John Schmitz, Baxter Vaughan, Mark Wallney, Rick Ward, Terry Westbrook, Steve Williams, and special guests representing each war since World War II. There will be reserved seating only. Tickets are $20 or $15 and can be purchased online (by clicking on the exact seats wanted and purchasing right then) at the Cactus Theater website: cactustheater.com or can be purchased at Cactus Theater box office by phone-(806.762.3233), or in person. The box office is open 3:00-5:30 pm M-Th and 3:00-9:00 on Fri and Sat (when shows are going on.) Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the concert. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; The doors will open at 6:15, there will be some door prizes at 6:45, and this classic music concert will begin at 7 p.m.

June 10….Shepherd of the Plains Lutheran Church 3rd Annual Neighborhood Block Party
- Everyone, regardless of age is invited to attend. In past years there has been a big attendance. There will be a large inflatable obstacle course, bounce houses, some live miniature animals, a dunk tank, many different carnival games for children of all ages, a prize walk, live music, free food, and much much more. For more information contact Jeremy Cares, at 806-794-4203. Shepherd of the Plains Lutheran Church, 5812 73rd St; 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

June 10....The Roundtable presents: Kody Bessent V.P. Operations & Legislative Affairs for Plains Cotton Growers - "The Impact of the Cotton Industry to the High Plains of Texas" - Our luncheons are held at Hillcrest Country Club 4011 N Boston Ave, Lubbock. North on University past State Living Facility to Newcomb, left for about 4 blocks and you will come to the entrance of the Hillcrest Country Club at Boston and Newcomb. Meeting format: People arrive about 11 a.m. to start registering, pay for lunch and some socializing. Food service starts at 11:15 followed by introductions and announcements at 11:30.The speaker will start about11:50 and be finished with the program and questions from the audience by 1 p.m. The public is invited. Lunch/attendance is fifteen dollars ($15) per person. Limited menu includes beverage and dessert. There are no membership fees or dues associated with attending the functions. Any extra monies that you would like to contribute will go towards the speakers lunch and towards our Honors College Scholarship fund at Tech. Our Saturday luncheons are a great way to (1) learn more about current global/US/Texas/Lubbock issues and events, (2) meet other people in area who may become lifetime friends (3) feel more at home in Lubbock. Most wear business or business-casual attire. No RSVP is necessary. Show up whenever your schedule allows, feel free to bring a guest(s) and email this invitation to anyone you think might be interested. For more information email Marie Evans at this address: mevans1398@aol.com

June 17….West Texas 1st Annual 5v5 & Skills Soccer Tournament - This Soccer event is designed to raise awareness about Chronic Kidney Disease. To help educate and prevent chronic kidney disease and also increase awareness of patient needs. Various information and vendor booths will be present at the event. Guests are encouraged to stop by and visit during the tournament. Food Vendors: Available mid-morning through lunch at the field. Age groups: 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-Adult. Team cost $125, Roster of 5 players. Beginners to advanced players welcome. 30 min games, Guarantee of 3 games. For more information contact Kimberly Powers, Phone: 806-744-1252. Berl Huffman Soccer Field, Texas 289 Loop Frontage Rd & Landmark Ln; 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

June 22, 23, 24, 25….Crtterfest ’17 - Lubbock’s most popular annual animal event is back again this June. Nowhere else in town can you see bears, elephants, alligators, crocodiles, camels, a kangaroo, giant tortoises, big snakes, and tons of other cool animals as the Science Spectrum literally turns into a Zoo for four days. Awesome and amazing animal acts, as well as the extremely popular petting zoo, pony and camel rides, along with many of other animals on display continue to make this event a hit for the whole family! Two exciting shows will be featured at this year’s CritterFest. Rosaire’s Bears and Crocodile Encounters will headline the always popular animal entertainment. Rosaire’s Bears is an all new act never seen in Lubbock before featuring brown bears. This show will not only astound you with these animal’s intelligence, but teaches important lessons about conserving wildlife and wild habitats. Crocodile Encounters is an educational reptile show that will introduce you to live American alligators and Nile crocodiles in order to educate the public about conserving these often misunderstood animals.
Schedule of Daily Showtimes:
Rosaire’s Bears: Thursday, Friday & Sunday - 11:30am, 2:00 & 5:00pm
Saturday only – 11:00am, 1:00, 3:00 & 5:00pm
Crocodile Encounters: Thursday, Friday & Sunday – 1:00 & 4:00pm
Saturday only – 12:00 noon, 2:00 & 4:00pm
Lubbock Police Dept. K-9 Unit: Thursday, Friday & Sunday - 1:00 & 4:00pm
Saturday only – 2:00 & 4:00pm
Your ticket to CritterFest not only includes viewing of all the amazing animals on display and getting up close and personal seating to all of the exciting shows, but even includes regular Museum admission. The Science Spectrum Museum is home to Lubbock’s only public Aquarium Exhibition, Texas Alive: the Brazos River Journey!, a 6000 square foot permanent exhibit with both fresh and saltwater fish and other native Texas animals. Tickets for CritterFest ‘17 can only be purchased at the door each day of the event! Box office opens at 10:00am daily.
General Admission Ticket rates for CritterFest ’17:
Adults: $12.50
Children (3-12): $10.00
Seniors (60+): $10.00
Museum Member Admission Prices for CritterFest ’17 Shows:
$4.50 Adults
$3.50 Children
*Children 2 and under receive free event admission.
**Additional fees for animal feeding, rides, or photos will apply.
For more event information the public may call 806-745-2525, or visit www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. daily.


June 24….Connect Church Garage Sale - Lots and lots and lots of stuff to come rummage through! Someone else's trash is your treasure! All will be priced to sell. All proceeds go to bringing a pastor on full time! Come on out and join the fun! Connect Church, 130101 US HWY 87; 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

June 24....The Roundtable presents: Joy Loper Program Dir for Neighborhood House "Upbring, working to bread the cycle of Child Abuse"- Our luncheons are held at Hillcrest Country Club 4011 N Boston Ave, Lubbock. North on University past State Living Facility to Newcomb, left for about 4 blocks and you will come to the entrance of the Hillcrest Country Club at Boston and Newcomb. Meeting format: People arrive about 11 a.m. to start registering, pay for lunch and some socializing. Food service starts at 11:15 followed by introductions and announcements at 11:30.The speaker will start about11:50 and be finished with the program and questions from the audience by 1 p.m. The public is invited. Lunch/attendance is fifteen dollars ($15) per person. Limited menu includes beverage and dessert. There are no membership fees or dues associated with attending the functions. Any extra monies that you would like to contribute will go towards the speakers lunch and towards our Honors College Scholarship fund at Tech. Our Saturday luncheons are a great way to (1) learn more about current global/US/Texas/Lubbock issues and events, (2) meet other people in area who may become lifetime friends (3) feel more at home in Lubbock. Most wear business or business-casual attire. No RSVP is necessary. Show up whenever your schedule allows, feel free to bring a guest(s) and email this invitation to anyone you think might be interested. For more information email Marie Evans at this address: mevans1398@aol.com.





October


October 8….“Real Life Inspiration for Downton Abbey” A public talk by British author Jessica Fellowes - Join the Friends of the Lubbock Public Library for a literary talk with special guest Jessica Fellowes. Ms. Fellowes is the author of the official companion guide books to the hit TV show Downton Abbey, as well as the niece of the show’s creator. Visiting all the way from England, Ms. Fellowes will share background insights about the show, as well as how her family history inspired some of the show’s most memorable storylines. This is a family-friendly talk perfect for all Downton Abbey fans! General admission tickets are $5 and VIP tickets are $30; tickets will be available in August 2017. Lubbock Civic Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 3 p.m.




























 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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