July 30, 2009


July 30….Science Spectrum at the Public Library - The Lubbock Public Library is pleased to present Astronauts in Space. Learn what astronauts do, and find out if you have the right stuff to be an astronaut. Free tickets will be handed out the day of the program when the library opens at 9 a.m. For more information, please call 775-2838. Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street; 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

July 30….Summer Showcase Concert Series - The Buddy Holly Center presents the 2009 Summer Showcase concert series....and it's free to the public. There will be a cash bar as well as food and beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages allowed. This week's featured performer is Beth Wood. Buddy Holly Center's Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.


July 31…. Dinner & Movie Night at the Winery - Caprock Winery, the Texas Archives Film Round-up & the Texas Motion Picture Alliance invite you to Dinner & Movie Night at the Winery . Based on a true story, this Sundance Film Festival selection "Bottle Shock" takes a romantic view of winemaking and the significance of that long-ago tasting in France (1976) where Chateau Montelena, a small American winery, bested the supreme French wines of the time and sent the wine industry on its head - putting American wines on the map for good. $20.00 ticket (payable at door) includes dinner, wine (ticket includes 1 glass of wine to those persons 21 years or older), movie and popcorn. Dress is casual and comfortable. RSVP at www.caprockwinery.com or by calling (806) 863-2704. Proceeds partially benefit the Texas Motion Picture Alliance www.txmpa.org. For more information contact Camille Scioli McNamara at 806-773-0557 or camillesci@suddenlink.net. Caprock Winery, 408 E. Woodrow Road, 7 p.m.

July 31 (also repeats August 8, 15, 21)…. Lubbock Moonlight Musicals production of “Guys and Dolls” - The winner of five Tony Awards including the award for Best Musical, Guys and Dolls includes the hit numbers A Bushel and a Peck and Luck Be a Lady and numerous others. New York, the city that never sleeps. From the news seller to the chorus girl, from the gambler to the missionary - all of them caught up in the teeming vitality of the city streets. All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who's short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got quite a musical. Tickets are available in advance at all Select-a-Seat outlets or by calling Select-a-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or 1-800-735-1288. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Tickets are also sold at the gate on an as-available basis. For more information, see the Lubbock Moonlight Musicals web site at www.lubbockmoonlightmusicals.org or contact executive director Jill Kerns at lubbockmoonlightmusicals@gmail.com. Wells Fargo Amphitheatre in Mackenzie Park, 413 E. Broadway. Gates open to the public at 7 p.m; shows begin at 8 p.m.


July 31 - August 1….Family Camp-In-at the Museum - Love to camp, but also like air-conditioning? Bring your family to this great over-nighter program and have fun learning as a family. Includes a cookout dinner, breakfast, popcorn and a drink for the movie, live science demonstrations, a hands-on science class, and then see the all new Wild Safari film in the OMNI Theater. It’s a B.Y.O.T. (tent) event. If you don’t have a tent, no problem, Science Spectrum will provide you with one for the evening. Also not to worry, the exhibits at the Museum shouldn’t come to life at night, that we know of anyway! Members - $17 child / $20 adults, non-members - $19 child / $22 adults. Reservations and pre-payment required for the Family Camp-In. Call 806-745-2525 x228 for reservation information. Science Spectrum, 2579 S Loop 289; 6 p.m. Fri., July 31st to 9 a.m. Sat., Aug.1st

July 31, August 1….Texas Film Round-Up Offers Free Film Digitization and Unique Screenings - The Texas Archive of the Moving Image brings its traveling educational program, the Texas Film Round-Up, to Lubbock. On both days, area residents can drop off Texas-related films or videos for TAMI’s free digitization program and view TAMI’s traveling exhibit “Preserving Memories: Texas’ Moving Image Legacy.” TAMI will also be offering free screenings of films and videos featuring the Texas Panhandle from its collection as well as short films from the Flatland Film Festival and rare footage from several local archives. Films for the free digitization program can also be dropped off at the Texas Motion Picture Alliance and CapRock Winery’s “Dinner and a Movie” event on Friday, July 31st at 7 pm at the CapRock Winery (19108 FM 1379 Road). TAMI will be screening highlights from the archive before the evening's feature presentation, "Bottle Shock." The cornerstone of the Round-Up is TAMI’s free digitization program, available to anyone with Texas-related film or video who is willing to contribute an electronic copy of their materials to TAMI’s online library: www.texasarchive.org/library. After digitization is complete, TAMI will return the originals to contributors, along with two DVD copies of their materials and information on how to keep those materials safe. Both days will feature screenings of Lubbock-related films and videos. In addition to showcasing materials from TAMI’s collections, the program will highlight films from the Round-Up’s local host, the Flatland Film Festival, and archival footage from Texas Tech University’s Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, the W.D. “Dub” Rogers, Jr. Collection at South Plains College, and Lubbock Independent School District Television (LISD-TV 12). A more detailed schedule will be posted on the Round-Up website the week before the program: texasfilmroundup.org. The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Ave. K; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.


August 1….The Hub City Beach Party – Come enjoy this fun event to raise money for Foster*A*Life which is a nonprofit agency that grants dreams to foster children in the 18 counties surrounding and including Lubbock. The mission of Foster*A*Life is to provide otherwise unavailable assistance, services, and opportunities to children who have been placed in foster care. There will be many activities and games to enjoy during the evening such as hula hoop contests, limbo contests, the bimini ring game and the treasure hunt called The Lost Shaker of Salt. A variety of foods and drinks will be available as well. There will also be a souvenir shop called the Tiki Island Tourist Trap where those special purchases can be made in order to remember your trip to the Hub City Beach Party. The Landsharks will start playing at 7:30 p.m. This phenomenal Florida band is considered to be a Jimmy Buffett tribute band, but they have an extremely diverse play list. They have played with Jimmy Buffett and have been the opening act of his show many times. The Landsharks have also opened for acts such as Patti LaBelle, Three Dog Night, War, and the Beach Boys and have performed at parties for Bill Gates of Microsoft, Michael Eisner of Walt Disney, filmmaker George Lucas, and the prime minister of Canada. They have also performed for the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XXXIX festivities including the post game party. There will also be a "Changes In Latitude Contest" which will include a drawing for 2 tickets anywhere Southwest flies. The drawing is the night of the event and you need not be present to win. Raffle tickets $10.00 each. You can purchase an event ticket and raffle ticket for $20. Tickets are on sale at all Select-A-Seat locations for $15 (service charge applies) or at the Foster*A*Life office. Tickets will be $20 at the gate on the day of the event. A group rate of $13 for sales of 10 or more tickets. The group rate is available only at the Foster*A*Life office. Cactus Courtyard,
18th and Buddy Holly Ave. (Depot District); 4 p.m.

August 1 (also repeats August 7, 14 and 22)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Production: “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story”- The music of Buddy Holly has been enjoyed by millions of people around the world and this show tells the story of the tragically short life of Buddy Holly, who along with high-school friends the Crickets, turned country music upside down to create some of the best rock ‘n’ roll songs ever written. We share Buddy’s frustrations through his first recording contract; the excitement America felt when "That’ll Be The Day" hit #1; his naïve determination to be the first white act to play the Apollo Theatre in Harlem; his whirlwind romance and marriage to Maria Elena; concluding with the ill-fated ‘Winter Dance Party’ tour of the Midwest. Don’t miss out, this is your chance to see Buddy sing his way through two hours of the best rock ‘n’ roll you’ll ever hear! As a special treat, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals has cast Dean Elliott and Matthew Wycliffe, professional actors who have played the role of Buddy Holly in London’s West End, to reprise the role in Lubbock. Tickets available at all Select-a-Seat outlets or by calling (806) 770-2000 or 1-800-735-1288. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Tickets are also sold at the gate on an as-available basis. For more info, see www.lubbockmoonlightmusicals.org or contact Executive Director Jill Kerns at lubbockmoonlightmusicals@gmail.com. All shows take place at Wells Fargo Amphitheatre in Mackenzie Park. 413 E. Broadway. Gates open at 7 p.m; shows begin at 8 p.m.

Lubbock Fun Club Out & About:
July 16: Hometown fave Amanda Shires Put On a Stellar Show at the Buddy Holly Center

Spotlight on Our Community:

Volunteer Opportunities Fill Important Needs and Offer Personal Gratification, Too!

July 31, August 4….Would you like to help make or address cards to hospice patients and families? There are currently approximately 60 patients in this area and the patients and families really appreciate hand-made cards. People tend to save these mementos and can later reflect on a difficult time knowing they were not alone during their journey. If you or anyone else you know would like to help make "Thinking of You", "Thank You" and other kinds of cards, please let Katherine McLamore know. She can be reached at : (806) 741-0707 or KaMclamore@odsyhealth.com or km_777@yahoo.com . She can supply the materials or you can bring or drop off supplies also. Feel free to bring: ribbon, cardstock, colored paper, etc. . This is a fun way to help make the patients feel recognized, valued and cared for. Thanks for your help bringing a little "sunshine" to others! She will be working on assembling cards during these two times and would really appreciate your help in stamping, glueing, and writing. Donations of "beanie babies" or other stuffed toys for the patients are appreciated. Lubbock Odyssey Hospice, 4601 66th St., Suite E (West off Quaker Ave.) July 31st from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Come and go as you are able); Aug 4th 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Come and go as you are able).

ADDITIONAL WAYS you can volunteer include:

* Visiting with the patient at home or nursing home (sit with them or look at family photos)
* Read to patient (newspaper, inspirational books)
* Create and address greeting cards to patients and family members
* Create "Life Books" which chronicle life of patient as gift to patient and family ("Calling all scrapbookers and paper crafters!")
* Bake cakes, cupcakes or cookies for patients and families
* Make lap blankets or heart pillows (fleece fabric is popular)
* Make bulletin boards for patient's room (It's sad how many patients are surrounded by 4 blank walls)
* Sing at nursing homes (patients love patriotic songs and hymns- It's amazing to see them singing the words they learned as children!
* Participate in visits to patients with our licensed pet therapist

Remember.... All of these activities can be done at the Volunteer's convenience. Volunteers must be 17 to visit patients in Nursing Homes and 18 to visit in a private home. Training to equip the volunteer ongoing support will be provided. Supplies can be provided or reimbursement for the volunteer’s expenses. Volunteers are priority! There is always a need for more volunteers that want to visit, help in the office or make things for patients. If you or someone you know would like to help in these endeavors, please contact Lubbock Odyssey Hospice today!

Hayashi Hibachi Grand Opening
Steph "drums up some business" at the Sushi and Hibachi Restaurant Last Saturday

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August 5............Kids Summer Cookie Camp
August 6, 7, 8….69th Annual Post Stampede Rodeo
August 8............Downtown Art Market
August 22….......Charlie Goodnight Concert
September 4…..Beautiful Botanicals Show

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