June 30, 2011


June 30….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase - This week's featured act is Wendy Colonaperforming her unique brand of folk rock. 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 30, July 1….“Camp Rock: The Musical” – Come and enjoy the theatrical production of Disney's "Camp Rock" performed by the Lubbock Hub City Performing Arts School. "Camp Rock" is an entertaining rock n' roll Cinderella story of Mitchie Torres, a teen with an amazing voice and a driving ambition to be a pop singer who wants to spend her summer at a prestigious rock camp. Unfortunately, an expensive music camp is a bit out of reach for her family, but her mother gets a job as Camp Rock's cook so that Mitchie can attend as long as she helps out in the kitchen between classes. When she's overheard singing, but not seen, by teen pop star and celebrity camp instructor, plus lead singer of Connect Three, Shane Gray, he is completely taken and sets out to find the girl behind the beautiful voice. Meanwhile, Mitchie will have to learn how to confront her fears, step out of the kitchen and into the spotlight as herself. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the park or by calling 795-7344. Bring your lawn chairs and extra money for a hot dog dinner! Vintage Township’s Founders Park, 11410 Trafalgar Ave; 8 p.m.
Note: If temperatures are over 100 degrees on either of these two performance dates, show may be moved indoors to the "Town Hall" building in Vintage Township.


July 1….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art venues...plus the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout the community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. Trolleys are free and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treasure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help you navigate with ease. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! The trail runs throughout downtown and Depot District 6-9 p.m.


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 shows 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 open at 7 p.m.; shows begin promptly at 8 p.m.


July 29 – 31….Lubbock Meals on Wheels Tennis Tournament - Once again, the tournament is being hosted by area country clubs (Hillcrest, LakeRidge, Lubbock, & The Falls) and the McLeod Tennis Center at Texas Tech and Burgess Rushing Tennis Center. The events include men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles. Once again, there is a junior tournament for players age 18 and under. The junior tournament is singles only. Due to the large number of entries, adult matches will begin on Friday, July 29. Also on Friday, players are invited to The Falls Tennis & Athletic Club for check-in, door prizes, and dinner. A casual dinner will be donated by Rudy’s Bar-B-Q. Play continues on Saturday and Sunday, and the weekend of events closes with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m., Sunday at The Falls. Awards will be presented for first, second, and third place winners in both the adult and junior tournaments and refreshments will be served. The entry fee, which includes invitations for two to the Friday evening events and a tournament t-shirt is $35 per person and $15 for the second event for adults, and $35 per person for the juniors. The entry and payment deadline was officially Tuesday, July 26...but check to see if any openings remain. A $5 fee will be charged to anyone paying after the deadline. Payments can be made to Lubbock Meals on Wheels by cash, check or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover). To enter or for more info, please contact the Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ office at 792-7971.


July 2….Waylon Jennings Birthday Bash & Independence Day Celebration - This annual event presented by Littlefield Arts and Heritage Committee, will include indoor crafts from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and includes food vendors, a parade, barbecue lunch and live bands playing from noon 'til midnight. Lamb County Ag Center, South Hall Avenue, Littlefield, Texas. Events begin at 9 a.m.

July 3…. Lubbock Apartment Association Street Dance - The Lubbock Apartment Association Street Dance will feature the Casey Donahew Band with opening performances by William Clark Green and Hat Trick. There will be plenty of fun with live music, dancing, food and beverages. Tickets are and available at Select-A-Seat and the gate. Broadway & Texas Avenue (on the street); 7:30 p.m.

July 3 (also July 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.
MONDAY - Independence Day!

July 4….4th on Broadway Festivities - The largest free festival in Texas is a true celebration of Independence Day. Featuring a fun-filled day of events for the whole family, general admission to all the events are FREE!

Kick off the day at the opening parade down the historic, brick-paved Broadway Avenue. Following the parade, spend the day at the street fair on Broadway: a festival of fabulous musicians on 8 stages, food vendors, games and much more.

Events Schedule:

McDougal Companies Parade....Broadway from Ave. Q
to University Avenue; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Wells Fargo Street Fair.............Broadway, 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Music Stages……………….....…11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

UMC Early Settler’s Luncheon…Broadway Church of Christ;
11a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Covenant Kids Area & College Baseball Hall of Fame FanFest
First Baptist Church - East Parking Lot, 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

The Question: What is the full name of the grouchy puppet most associated with comedian Jeff Dunham?

Answer: "Walter"
(In good fun, this was a little tricky. Though many of Dunham's characters have longer, more descriptive names, the grouchy old man most identified with Dunham is simply known as "Walter")

Winners: Crystal R. and Sandra M. both of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Question...

This week, we have 2 tickets to the musical drama "Texas" performed in Palo Duro State Park.

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

The Question: What town is recognized as the oldest in Texas?

The deadline for this contest is Sunday 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.

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!

Science Spectrum Offers Patriotic Program for Military Familie

July 1- 10….Science Spectrum Military Membership Program - Military families on Summer Break during the Fourth of July Holiday week, July 1st through July 10th, 2011, can now take advantage of a new program that honors their service to our country. During this time period, the Science Spectrum Museum and OMNI Theater will treat all Active Duty and Reserve Armed Forces personnel as “Museum Members”. This membership program will entitle a family of up to five (5) people to the same benefits as our standard museum members. Benefits include: free standard Museum admission for a family of five (5), discounted OMNI Theater movie tickets at the member rate of $6.00 for adults and children and a 10% discount on most items in the Science Gift Shop. To take advantage of this special Military Family Membership Program, all the Active Duty or Reserve Armed Forces person need do, is to present their current Military Photo I.D. card at the Science Spectrum admissions desk or Giftshop. The Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater sincerely appreciates the services of these modern day heroes to our country! For additional Military Family Membership program information the public may call 806-745-2525. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289.
Community Spotlight:
Free Child ID Kits Available in July

Lubbock United Neighborhood Assoc.(LUNA) will have Free Child ID Kits available shortly to those who wish to have them. There is a limited number so contact LUNA ASAP to reserve your Child ID Kits. The Child ID Kits include the following items for parents to collect information about their children and to keep in a safe place so that if the unthinkable were to happen, families could provide law enforcement personnel with the necessary information to help find/locate their child. The Child ID Kits come in a regular size letter envelope and contain the following items:

1. A card that you can place your child’s fingerprints on, their vital information such as name, social security #, date and place of birth, physical description information and photo of child

2. Also Inkless applicator for providing fingerprints

3. And 2 sterile cotton tipped swabs for DNA that can be kept

f you would like some Child ID Kits, please contact the LUNA office by phone at 749-5862 or e-mail: luna@suddenlinkmail.com

Looking at Next Week & Beyond

July 5, 6, 7….Wildlife Program for Children at the Library
July 7...........SOS Singles (Adults 50+) Monthly Dinner

July 8, 9...Moonlight Musicals: “Disney’s High School Musical"
July 11, 12, 13, 14….Magic Show for Children at the Library

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