August 19, 2010


August 19….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert Series
- The Buddy Holly Center is offering another hot summer of music and fun every Thursday evening. The Summer Showcase experience is an entertaining and innovative environment, where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas-made music. Summer Showcase 2010 is free to the public. There will be a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages, coolers or food are allowed. Pete's Curbside will have food available to purchase.This week's performer is the Plain Brown Wrapper. Buddy Holly Center, Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

August 19….Monthly '3rd Friday' Star Party
- The Museum of Texas Tech University and the South Plains Astronomy Club co-host a star party on the 3rd Friday of each month when weather allows. The star party is held at free of charge and open to the public. Since its formation in 1960, the South Plains Astronomy Club has provided opportunity for persons interested in astronomy and related subjects to communicate their ideas, experiences, problems, and interests. The club promotes activities, instruction, and research in astronomy and related subjects for club members and the general public. You're welcome to become a part of the South Plains Astronomy Club. Visit for more information. Tech Terrace Park near 25th St. and Gary Ave; "Party" starts after the sun sets.


August 20….Celebrate Back-To-School at Cookies by Design -
Hey moms and kids, stop by Friday to decorate a slice of chocolate chip cookie cake for only $2.00! While you are there, sign up for the free Kids Cookie Club! You will enjoy benefits and special treats all year when you join. Cookies by Design wishes all students a great start to another wonderful year of learning! Every day is a holiday. Celebrate life with cookies! Questions? Call 794-6992 for more information! Cookies by Design, 3310 – 82nd; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

August 20….National Ranching Heritage Center Gala
– The event this year will feature the musical theater production, “ My Cowboy’s Gift” starring Donnie Allison, Kenny Maines and Lesley Sawyer with music performed by Lloyd Maines, Richard Bowden and Terri Hendrix. The evening also includes a reception at 6:30 p.m., a silent auction and raffle. Award-winning chuck wagon cooks will prepare a full chicken fried steak dinner. The concert will be held in the historical park on a triple-level stage constructed against a high beam with an Eclipse windmill as part of the ranch setting. Reservations required. $50 for Ranching Heritage Association members. Tables for six will be $650 and for eight $1,000. Patrons can call Lance Rampy or Tim Bynum at (806) 742-2498 for reservations and memberships or go online at $10 raffle tickets are being sold for a charcoal portrait sitting by Santa Fe artist Paul Milosevich. Winner or “model” must be present at the NRHC on the evening of Friday, Sept. 24, 2010, to sit for the artist. Can contact or to purchase raffle tickets now. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth St; 6:30 p.m.

August 20….35th Annual Texas Boys Ranch Telethon
- You are invited to watch on Channel 28 KAMC-TV or, even better, attend the live production at the Louise Underwood Center for the Arts at 511 Ave. K. There is no admission charge. This is a great family-friendly entertainment that makes a huge difference in the lives of the boys at Texas Boys Ranch. Come out and sit in the audience to enjoy some great entertainment...all for a great cause. 7 p.m. to midnight.


August 20-21….A Tribute to the Eagles
- Your favorite Eagles' music performed by the very talented Jason Fellers and a few special guests! For those interested, adult beverages now available. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


August 20-22 (repeats September 3-7)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents: “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 a young man from Lubbock, who - along with his high-school friends formed a band called 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; concluding with the ill-fated ‘Winter Dance Party’ tour of the Midwest. Tickets available in advance at all Select-a-Seat outlets or by calling (806) 770-2000 or 1-800-735-1288. Tickets can also be purchased at All shows take place at Wells Fargo Amphitheater in Mackenzie Park. 413 E. Broadway, Gates open at 7 p.m. Shows begin at 8 p.m.


August 21….2nd Annual Vamos a Pescar (Let's Go Fishing) - In an effort to encourage children and families to enjoy more family time and the sport of fishing, Los Hermanos, a collaborative group of men, organizations, and volunteers who value God, family, and community, will hold the second annual Vamos a Pescar (Let's Go Fishing) free fishing event. Registration is free, which includes lunch for registered participants, a chance to win prizes, gift bags for the first 500 families, and lots of fun. All children up to 17 years-old must be accompanied by an adult. Interested participants must pre-register by calling (806)792-1212 thru August 18th. Late registration will be held that morning beginning at 7 a.m. No fishing license will be needed during that designated time and in the designated area. Participants are encouraged to bring fishing gear and necessary items to protect themselves from the elements, and enjoying a day out. Last year over 1,200 individuals consisting of families, especially fathers and children, participated in the event. Buddy Holly Lake, N. University & Cesar E. Chavez Dr; 7 a.m.- 2 p.m.

August 21….West Texas Roller Dollz Fundraiser Carwash - Come out and support your local roller derby league! The West Texas Roller Dollz (WTRD) are holding a fundraiser carwash and want your support! WTRD is also currently recruiting skaters and refs, so come out and see what derby is about! For more information contact Mazzy Scar at Freebirds parking lot (Slide & Loop 289); 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

August 21….Sounds of West Texas – Come and enjoy this classic country music show with a splash of gospel and pop nostalgia produced by Keith and Betty Smith. The featured performers will be Larry Allen, Jeff Bailey, Brittney Bennett, Steve Burrus, Danny Cadra, Mike Carraway, Country Club Band, Tanner Evans, Mary Fletcher, Marty Gilbert, Kaci Keltz, Kurt Kiser, Justin Lightfoot, Darryl Lippe, Donnetta Lippe, Boyd Martin, Bryan Martin, Donnie Martin, Jason Newton, Kallie Rogers, Shanna (Van Winkle) Sides, Hunter Sides, Reagan Sides, Brent Smith, Betty and Keith Smith, and Baxter Vaughan with Kurt Kiser as emcee. Special features include the Amistad Mariachi Band, Martin Country Band, and salute to Bob Wills segment. Tickets are on sale at Select-A-Seat and may also be purchased at the door. Tickets are $15 adults $7 children $10 college students, (ask about the group rates for 10 or more).
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater; 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Contest Results

Trivia Contest #1:
What is the main theme or message as presented in each installment of the "Wonder Pets" television series?

Answer: Teamwork
Winners: Felicia C. of Lubbock

Trivia Contest #2: Prior to being acquired by Joyland, the "roaring lion" water fountain (and other rides) were originally owned by which other Lubbock family entertainment facility?

Answer: Tiny Texan Kiddy Land
Winners: Cora M. and Michelle D. both of Lubbock

The Weekly Trivia Contest(s)....

Trivia Contest #1: This week, 2 winners will be chosen for 5 introductory dance lessons which include: (3) 1/2 hour Private Lessons and (2) Group Classes on Tuesday Night at 7 p.m. at Lubbock's newest studio, Dance With Me. The winner can choose the type of dance they want to learn…anything from ballroom, Latin or C&W.

To win these lessons, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase “Dance, Dance, Dance” as your subject title.

Question: In a long series of Hollywood movies built around a dancing theme, the legendary Fred Astaire was most often paired with which leading lady?


Trivia Contest #2:
This week we have 2 pairs of tickets to the "Sounds of West Texas" classic country music show.

To win these tickets, email us at with the answer and use the fun phrase “Sounds Like Fun” as the subject title.

The question: Though known more in the latter years of his life as "the sausage king" which legendary country music personality was born in the area known as Seth's Ward near Plainview?

Please be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email so we may get the tickets to you easily. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown info. The deadline is Friday at noon (that's TOMORROW!) and the winner will be contacted Friday afternoon as the concert is this Saturday night.

Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Good luck to everyone!

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August 26-27.…......C.A.T.S. production of "Insane With Power"
August 27-28….......Classic Country Music at the Cactus Theater
August 27-28….......Lubbock Moonlight Musicals' "Willy Wonka”
August 28…............Lubbock Lions Club 46th Annual Auction
September 17-19…Ballet Lubbock’s production of “Ragtime”

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