June 16, 2011


June 9….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase - This week's featured act is Suzanna Choffel performing Indie/Soul/Pop. Performances are every Thursday evening from June 1 – September 1, 2011. The Summer Showcase experience is an entertaining and innovative environment, where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas made music. Summer Showcase 2011 is free. There will be a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. No outside food, beverages or coolers allowed. Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

June 16….Kids' Bedtime Story at The Museum - For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult. Activity limited to first 20 participants; no registration required. First come, first served so make plans now to enjoy this unique opportunity to experience a unique storytime with fun activities. Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 East 4th Street; 6:30-7:30 p.m.


June 17….15th Annual Big Wheels Deliver Meals Promotion - It is that time of year again! For the fifteenth year, Lubbock Meals on Wheels and Sonic Restaurants have teamed up for this event in an attempt to raise public awareness and involve local celebrities in the mission of Meals on Wheels. On this day, local “Big Wheels” volunteer their lunch hour to deliver a Meals on Wheels’ route and are chauffeured on the routes in classic or unique cars generously supplied and driven by area car club members and local individuals. Sonic Restaurants graciously donates more than 600 meals to feed all of the recipients, as well as, provide lunch for the celebrities and drivers. It is a treat for the recipients to be visited by these important people, see the various cars, and enjoy a special lunch of a “Sonic” hamburger and fries. Lubbock Meals on Wheels serves meals to over 550 homebound, elderly, and disabled people each weekday. There are 44 routes with 9-12 stops on each route. The drivers and volunteers will leave from their assigned location between 10:45 and 11 a.m. and each route requires about one hour to deliver. After the delivery, all drivers and celebrities are invited to the Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ office for a complimentary lunch also provided by Sonic Restaurants.

June 17
(repeats June 24)….The '60s & '70s: A Musical Journey - Come enjoy a time travel trip from the early Rock & Roll...from Chubby Checker to the Beatles and the British Invasion; an explosion of love from Hendrix at Woodstock; rock legends like Led Zeppelin and The Who to the funky beats of disco. Featuring Toby Caldwell, Dustin Garrett, Ryan Garza, Mark Paden, Amber Pennington, Jeff Bailey and More! Come and enjoy this great night of '60s and '70s music! Tickets are $17.50 and available by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


June 17-18…."The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" - It sure is hard to be humble when you're a swashbuckling, egocentric super-hero. But our gallant guy-in-green tries his best as he swaggers through this frantically funny, Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic. This time around, the legendary legend, in his never-ending quest to aid the needy, encounters a lovely damsel-in-distress, an ever-scheming sheriff who would rather bowl a strike than hit a bull's-eye, a gold-hoarding, bad-guy monarch wannabe, and a good-natured "Town Crier" who manages to make her way into every scene, whether she belongs there or not. Combine them with a band of spoon-wielding Merry Men whose collective IQs equal six, and you've got an irreverent jaunt through Sherwood Forest you won't soon forget written by Mary Lynn Dobson and directed by Kim Klafka. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children and can be reserved by calling (806) 792-0501. CATS Playhouse, 2257 34th Street; 7:30 p.m.

June 17-18 (repeats June 24-25; July 1, 2)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents: “Annie” - Lubbock Moonlight Musicals is gearing up for the summer with its sixth season of summer musicals in the woodland setting of the Wells Fargo Amphitheater in Lubbock. Artistic Director Gerald Dolter promises the best summer yet—one that boasts large casts of new local talent and many budding child actors. The musical "Annie" is a show featuring children...and is all about children. More than 25 local girls, ages 5-14, will appear as orphans in the show. The role of Annie will be double-cast with Olivia St. Peter (daughter of Rick St. Peter) and Kennedy Reeves. Playing the role of Daddy Warbucks will be LMM veteran Mike Morgan. The cast also boasts the sultry voice of Allison Smith as Grace. All summer performances will be outdoors in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater in beautiful MacKenzie Park. The audience is encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and personal lawn chairs or blankets. Seating is on grassy terraces. Tickets are priced at $28 for center terrace, preferred seating and $20 for general admission. Prices include a service charge. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at www.ticketsage.com/_lubbock/ or by calling (806) 770-2000. Substantial group discounts are available, as well as special prices for students and children. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, 413 E. Broadway; Gates will open at 7 p.m.; shows begin promptly at 8 p.m.


June 18….2011 Annual Garden Tour – Make your first stop the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum at 4111 University, the sponsor of this annual event. Follow the wheelchair and stroller accessible pathways through the various rooms of the Arboretum, which feature families of trees that can be grown easily despite the dry, hot summers and cold winters. Walk through our Garden of the Senses and spend some reflective time in the newly renovated Rose Garden. Pass by the raised Accessible Gardening Beds and peek into the Japanese Garden behind the Garden & Arts Center building. You won’t want to miss the colorful wildflower garden, which is overflowing this time of year. This is the place to visit when you’re planning your home landscape! Also included in the tour are these homes: Ron and Connie Betenbough - 6802 79th Street; Dennis and Mary Fehr - 5103 2nd Street;, Cody and Melissa Hill - 1807 77th Street; Bobby and Andi Milligan - 5914 8th Street; Tibor and Jane Nagy - #37 S. Lakeshore Drive in Ransom Canyon; Vintage Township: 118th and Topeka, in Broadfield Court. The following three homes share a common parkway and a large gazebo: Sam and Rosemary Oswald - 4703 118,th Dr. Joe and Julie Cordero - 4711 118th (front yard only), Del and Susan Dyche - 4710 118th (please enter through the alley gate.) Tickets are $5 for members of the Arboretum and $7 for the general public and can be purchased at any of the locations on the tour. Admission fees waived for children under the age of six. Cash or check only, please; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

June 18….Lubbock Lake Landmark Life on the Plains Series: Family Days - Every 3rd Saturday a different aspect of the history of LLL will be presented featuring hands-on activities for all ages. This topic for this month is Natives: Plants and Wildflowers (Edible and medicinal plants of the prairie). Leaern how to create a nature journal. This program is free of charge and is part of a yearlong series of special events and activities for the Lubbock Lake Landmark's 75th Anniversary Extravaganza: Celebrating 75 Years of Discovery. Call 806.742.1116 for more detailed information. Also join guides at dusk and explore the Landmark after dark! Free public event. Dress and wear appropriate shoes for outdoors. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

June 18….Artists Show and Tell Day - a variety of local artists and craftsmen will host an open house showing their works...plus there will be door prizes and refreshments. Artists will feature painting on porcelain, quilting, wood crafting, oil and watercolor. There will be opportunities to learn through classes, lectures and demonstrations. Some artists will have their works for sale. This is an invitation to everyone and every age. Come for an hour or for the day. Spoil Me Rotten Party Room, 124 E. Broadway; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

June 18….South Plains Wildlife Rehab Open House - This is only one of two times a year that the Wildlife Rehab is open to the public. Enjoy face painting, nest building, crafts and activities for kids of all ages. There will be refreshments and photography is welcome. A $1.00 donation is requested for guests over 4 years of age. Parking is available at Indiana Baptist Church (95th and Indiana). SPWRC will be holding a garage sale the following Saturday June 25, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information visit www.spwrc.org. South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 3308 95th St.; 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

June 18...Saturday at The Museum: Be a Fashion Designer - Free come-and-go event in conjunction with the Wedding Dress exhibition. Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 E. 4th Street; 1-4 p.m.

June 18….High Plains Superchargers Championship – Come and see this huge race with drivers coming from Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and as far as Erie, Pennsylvania. There hasn't been a racing show like this here in Lubbock in the last 20 years. Family friendly and all are welcome! Discount coupons available at Mears Mazda/Volvo (6027 Spur 327) and Jackie’s Automotive (6615- 19th). The new race track is Canaan Lonestar Dragway and is located at the old Town & Country Airport, 114th and MLK. Races start at 5 p.m. (gates open at 3 p.m.) and run until approx. midnight.

June 18….The Sounds of West Texas Classic Country Music Show - There will be a special tribute to our military past and present. The music is mostly classic country with some pop nostalgia, gospel, and patriotic music. Tickets are general admission, and are currently on sale at Select-a-Seat, or can be purchased at the door. Ticket prices are $15.00 for adults, $7.00 for children 4-12 (3 and under-free), $10.00 for college students with ID, and $12.00 for groups of 10 or more purchasing tickets together. Featured performers are: Larry Allen, Cary Banks, Brittney Bennett (emcee), Susan Browning, Steve Burrus, Mike Carraway, Martin Duckett, Brenda Hopkins, Andy Johnson, Kaci Keltz, Donnetta Lippe, Boyd Martin, Donnie Martin, Hunter, Reagan and Shanna Sides, Betty and Keith Smith, Brent Smith, Bryan Tate, Baxter Vaughan, Mark Wallney, Terry Westbrook, Tyler Westbrook and Cathy Whitten. There will be a special appearance by "Minerva and the Pearls." For more info please contact Betty Smith at (806) 544-6811. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 p.m.

June 18…. Jerome Bell in Concert - Lubbock native Jerome Bell returns to his hometown after a successful and much-heralded run on the FOX TV hit series, American Idol™. Bell and his band will perform on the historic Cactus Theater stage his rendition of Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On as well as his own hotly anticipated tracks. The incredible night includes a "meet and greet" with Bell after the show for all concert attendees. Tickets are $17.50 and available by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


June 19….Lubbock Lake Landmark "Let’s Discover" Series - This series will feature a presentation, demonstration, or workshop for teens and adults. This month the topic is Discover... Medicinal and Edible Plants: The historical role of edible and medicinal plants on the Plains. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Dr.; 2.- 4 p.m.

June 19 (also June 26; July 3, 11, 17)…. Westwinds Brass Band's Sunday Concerts in the Park - Bring your picnics, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the Westwinds Brass Band out under the stars at Wagner Park! Enjoy the evening and hear the nostalgic music while visiting with your neighbor....or meet a new one! A children's march is always included so come see what it's all about! Each performance is roughly one hour in length. No admission charge...just bring your lawn chairs and head for the park and enjoy a good old-fashioned band play wonderful nostalgic songs you're sure to enjoy. Wagner Park, 26th and Elgin Avenue; 8 p.m
Last Week's Trivia Winners....

Contest #1: In the play "Annie", which U.S. president does Annie get to meet?

Answer: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Winner: Allison W. of Lubbock

Contest #2:
Which Texas ranch is recognized as being larger than the entire state of Rhode Island?

Answer: The King Ranch
Winner: Amy G. of Wolfforth

This Week's Trivia Question...

This week, we have another double-shot for you...that's TWO trivia contests!

Contest #1:
Once again, we have 2 pairs of vouchers (exchangeable for tickets to the performance of your choice) to see Lubbock Moonlight Musicals' wonderful production of the classic “Annie.”

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase “Second Chance Annie” as your subject title.

The Question: In the play "Annie", which street do Miss Hannigan, Rooster and Lilly want to live on?

The deadline for this contest is Sunday night at midnight and the winner will be contacted Monday. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there.

Contest #2: We have a Family 4-pak to the Sounds of West Texas Country Music Show for this Saturday night.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase “Sounds Like Texas To These Ears” as your subject title.

The Question: Written about raising his own eldest son, which Mac Davis song title became a major hit for Bobby Goldsboro in the early '70s?

The deadline for this contest is Friday at noon and the winner will be contacted later that afternoon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

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.

Good luck to everyone!

Area Summer Camp Opportunities

June 20 - 24….M.A.D. (Music, Art, and Drama) Camp at the Buddy Holly Center - The Buddy Holly Center invites children ages 8 - 12 to go M.A.D. this summer! Have you ever dreamed of playing the guitar or being a part of the Blue Man Group? What about starring in a Broadway play or having your art displayed in a museum? Have fun learning the beginning skills necessary to achieve these dreams. At the end of the camp, the students will showcase what they learned throughout the week with a public music and drama recital and an art show. All students will take the music class and will choose between art and drama for their second workshop. Please specify if your child would like to participate in art or drama when you register. Ages 8-12 welcome, Paid registration of $50.00 by Monday, June 13th is required as class size is extremely limited. Contact Lisa Howe, Education Coordinator, at 775.3567 or 775.3059 for more info. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave; Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; Friday: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

June 21-23...Bizarre Prehistoric Beasts Explorers Camp
- For youths who have completed grades 4 or 5. Explore the ancient world beyond the realm of the dinosaurs. Examine creepy creatures like giant millipedes, shark-eating sea monsters, massive scorpions, and big-bad pigs that once dominated prehistoric Earth! Cost $20/child. (Tue-Thu). Registration required. Call for summer camp information and registrations at 806.7422432 or visit museum.education@ttu.edu. Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 East 4th Street; 1-3 p.m.

July 11- 15 – Christ in the Arts Summer Workshop – This 5 day intensive workshop is designed for technical improvement in ballet, conditioning, musical theatre, modern, hip-hop, pointe, character, variations (choreography), partnering* (adult and young partners). Christ-honoring environment and focus with 6 levels of training offered, 30 minute rotations to different classes/studios with different instructors. Classes offered dependent upon level. For more information call Anna Hinds at (806)632-1464 or visit www.christinthearts.org. Deadline for registration is July 1st.

Looking at Next Week & Beyond

June 20-25…..Tech Summer Rep 2011: “An Inspector Calls”
June 23-25…..Science Spectrum CritterFest '11
June 24-26…..Texas' Last Frontier Heritage Celebration
June 25….......1st Annual Drives Fore Drama
June 26….......Jeff Dunham “Identity Crisis Tour”

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