August 2 , 2012


August 2….Kids' Scooby Doo and Velma Event
- Join Velma from Mystery Inc., discover clues and help solve the mystery of the Haunted Library and the missing book Tomb Of Doom. Crafts, Games, FREE raffles, and Scooby Snacks! Bring your camera and take your photo with Velma and Scooby Doo by the Mystery Machine! For more info call (806) 767-3733 or visit Groves Library, 5520 – 19th St; 2 p.m.

August 2 ….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert Series:
Colin Gilmore (Roots Rock) - The Buddy Holly Center presents a summer of music and fun with the annual Summer Showcase Concert Series. The Summer Showcase experience is an entertaining and modern environment, where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas-made music. FREE to the public. There is a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. Please, no outside beverages are allowed in the venue. Buddy Holly Center, Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave. 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

August 2….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at a Lubbock favorite for well over 40 years: El Chico Restaurant. There are no reservations required. Come prepared to have a great time and share a meal together! Tell a friend or bring a friend...but whatever you do, come join the fun with our group! El Chico Restaurant, 4301 Marsha Sharp Hwy; 6:30 p.m.

August 2-3….Hub Performing Arts School's Shining Stars Campers present: "Willy Wonka Jr." - Bring your lawn chairs and the whole family and enjoy this favorite show! You will enjoy singing along to "the Candyman" "Think Positive" and of course the fun Oompa Loompa songs. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from campers or at the event. Call 795-7344 for more details. Visit for more details. Vintage Township Founders Park, 11410 Trafalgar Avenue; 8 p.m.


August 2-4….Just Between Friends Consignment Sale – Shop and get unbelievable deals on boutique and brand–name favorites. Items for sale include children’s clothes, toys, games, furniture, accessories, strollers, high chairs, porta-cribs, car seats, play equipment, maternity items and so much more. For more information visit Trinity Christian School, 6701 University Ave; Thurs: Moonlight Extravaganza 7–10 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sat: ½ price sale 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

August 3….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art 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 the Depot District from 6-9 p.m.

August 3….Cactus Theater: Big Hits of the 50s’, 60s’ and 70s’ - There's nothing better than experiencing the magic of the Cactus Theater and its wonderful Nostalgic music productions! This show features the big hits of the most creative period of 20th century: the '50s, '60s and '70s. Hear an exciting and breath-taking selection of #1 songs by your favorite Cactus singers backed by Dustin Garrett and the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine! Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly; 7:30 p.m.

August 3-4….Wolfforth Chamber of Commerce Boot Scoot and BBQ Cook-off - IBCA Sanctioned BBQ Cook-off with setup beginning on Friday August 3 and judging on Saturday, August 4. On Saturday come and enjoy Texas Country music featuring Rob Baird, Jason Nutt Band and Texas 114. Concert will be from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. BBQ dinner will be served from 5 – 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 per plate at the gate. Concert tickets are $10 in advance from the Wolfforth Chamber or Select-A-Seat Lubbock or $15 at the gate. This event is BYOB with a $10 cooler fee at the gate. No glass containers please! For more information contact the Wolfforth Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture at 806.855.4159 or Patterson Park in Wolfforth.

August 3, 4 (Repeats August 10, 11, 17, 18)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: "The Sound of Music" - The amphitheatre is "alive with the sound of music!" Back by popular demand, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "The Sound of Music" is welcomed back to the Wells Fargo Amphitheater! This unforgettable musical tells the story of Maria, a young woman who must choose between her desire to be a nun and the love she has found while being a governess to seven children. Many songs from this musical have become household favorites, such as “Do Re Mi,” “My Favorite Things,” and “Climb Every Mountain.” There is no better way to end the summer than under the stars with Lubbock Moonlight Musicals listening to beautiful singing and the wonderful LMM orchestra! All summer performances are 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 $28 for preferred seating (in the center) and $20 for general admission seating on the sides. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at or by calling 806-770-2000. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, Mackenzie Park, 413 E. Broadway. Gates open at 7 p.m.; shows begin promptly at 8 p.m.

August 4….Meet The Refuge: Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge - Topics include: "What is a Wildlife Refuge?" (Jude Smith, Wildlife Biologist and Refuge Manager), "Reptiles and Amphibians of Playa Lakes" (Robert Martin, New Mexico Nature Conservancy);, "Surveying the Plains, Buffalo Soldiers, and the WPA" (Sami Simpson, Chair Bailey County Historical Society); "Playa Lakes" (Jim Steiert, Outdoor writer and conservationist); "Truck/Walking Trail Excursions including Seeps/Springs and Invasive Species Management" (Jude Smith, Refuge Manager, assistant wildlife biologists, and interns); "Bird Watching and Dragonflies and Damselflies" (Nancy McIntyre, Associate Professor at Texas Tech University). Also enjoy star gazing from 8 – 10 p.m. Muleshoe National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, From Lubbock, go west on Hwy 84 for 69 miles to town of Muleshoe, then follow signs. Event runs from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

August 4....7th Annual Hub City Beach Party - Get ready for some more fun in the sun! With more games planned, this year is not to be missed! Enjoy listening to The Landsharks (Jimmy Buffet tribute band). There will be many activities and games to enjoy during the evening. Another featured event is the treasure hunt called The Lost Shaker of Salt!! A variety of foods and drinks will be available as well. The event will also have fun games such as hula hoop contests, limbo contests, and more!The Beach Pong Competition returns again! This is a beer-pong game set up that will be played right in the sand and will have teams of two taking on others in a single elimination tournament. To register your team call the Foster*A*Life office at 806.792.3181 and sign up today! "Changes In Latitude Contest"- This is a drawing for 2 tickets to anywhere Southwest Airlines flies! The drawing is the night of the event, but you need not be present to win. Raffle tickets $10.00 each. Cost is $15 or $20 at the door. To purchase tickets to the concert you can call 806.792.3181 or pick them up at any Select-A-Seat location. There are group discounts when you buy 10 or more tickets.Tickets for the "Changes in Latitude" contest are for sale only through the Foster*A*Life office. The Hub City Beach Party is a 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. Cactus Courtyard (18th and Buddy Holly); Gates open at 5 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

August 4 (Repeats August 24)….Cactus Theater: Blues Brothers - Once again, Dustin Garrett and Jason Fellers will amaze you with their fantastic rendition of the Blues Brothers. Their appearance in June was acclaimed as one of the best shows ever produced at the Cactus Theater. If you're a fan of the classic Blues Brothers movie, this is the show for you! This show features songs made famous by Aretha, Cab Calloway, and many others. Get your tickets early--this one is guaranteed to leave standing room only. Tickets are $20 and can be reserved by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.
Going Green 4 Summer: Kids'
"Gardening Camp" is Next Week!

August 6 – 10….Kids' Gardening Camp - Nurture your child's love of nature! Enroll them in this hands-on gardening camp at the Arboretum. Children will learn about seasonal gardening tasks, develop basic horticultural skills, and find ways to stay active and engaged in nature. For youth ages 6-12. Camp fee is $50.00 per child. Register online at, email or call 806-790-3921 for more information. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University Ave; 9 a.m.- Noon.
Museum of Texas Tech Offers Many Exciting Events August 3-11!

August 3… First Friday Art Trail. Free public event. Among the numerous offerings are the following:

* 5:30 pm.…Planetarium show: laserMETALLICA, standard ticket prices.

* 6-9 pm.…ViewSpace, Museum Theater. With new Mars Curiosity rover video from NASA.

* 6-9 pm.…NEW! Tradition and Innovation—The Ever-Evolving Navajo of the Southwest exhibition opening.

* 6:30 pm….Movies@The Museum: "Georgia O'Keefe" (2009), Jones Auditorium. Starring Joan Allen, Ed Begley Jr., and Jeremy Irons. Rated: NR

* 6:30-7:30 pm….Bedtime@The Museum: "Pigeon Hero" by Shirley Raye Redmond. For ages 8 and under with accompanying adult.

* 6:30 pm….Planetarium show: laserMETALLICA, standard ticket prices.

* 7:30 pm….Planetarium show: laserMETALLICA, standard ticket prices.

* Dusk to 9 pm….Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club (weather permitting).

Saturday, August 4….Movies@The Museum: "Gods and Generals" (2003), Jones Auditorium, 1pm. FREE. Starring Robert Duvall. In conjunction with the exhibition Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection. Rated: PG-13

Tuesday, August 7….Movies@The Museum: "Sergeant York" (1941), Jones Auditorium, 1:30pm. Starring Gary Cooper. FREE. In conjunction with "Celebrating Our Heroes" at the Museum. Rated: NR

Wednesday, August 8….Movies@The Museum: "Action in the Atlantic" (1943), Jones Auditorium, 1:30pm. FREE. Starring Humphrey Bogart. In conjunction with "Celebrating Our Heroes" at the Museum. Rated: NR

Thursday, August 9….Movies@The Museum: "To Hell and Back" (1955), Jones Auditorium, 1:30pm. FREE. Starring Audie Murphy. In conjunction with "Celebrating Our Heroes" at the Museum. Rated: NR

Friday, August 10….Movies@The Museum: "MacArthur" (1977), Jones Auditorium, 1:30pm. FREE. Starring Gregory Peck. In conjunction with "Celebrating Our Heroes" at the Museum. Rated: PG

Saturday, August 11….Movies@The Museum: "Gettysburg" (1993), Jones Auditorium, Noon. FREE. Starring Tom Berenger and Martin Sheen. In conjunction with the exhibition Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection. Rated: PG

Saturday, August 11….Night Hike, dusk, at Lubbock Lake Landmark. Join guides at dusk to explore the Landmark after dark! Gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center to begin the adventure. Besure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes and bring a bottle of water. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive, (Just north of Loop 289, at Indiana Avenue and U.S. Highway 84).

Hub Performing Arts School
Begins 6th Year with Auditions!

Bring your budding star and watch them grow in their talents and skills. Classes in acting, dance and musical theatre as well as private voice lessons and dance lessons. There is something for all ability levels and ages. Auditions will be held for their nationally recognized advanced performance team on Sat. Aug. 25th and Thursday, Aug. 30th. The team will be competing in January at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta, performing “The Little Mermaid Jr". in the spring and traveling to New York City next summer. Email them at or visit to see audition details, schedule, registration forms and more.

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

This week, 2 winners will receive vouchers redeemable for 2 tickets to Lubbock Moonlight Musicals performance of “The Sound of Music” taking place August 3-4, 10-11, and 17-18.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "The Amphitheater is Alive..." as your subject title.

The Question: In the 1965 movie "The Sound of Music", during which song does the real Maria Von Trapp make a cameo appearance?

Deadline for this contest is Friday (TOMORROW!) at 10 a.m. The winner will be contacted ASAP. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email...including your cell phone number or a daytime landline so we may contact you easily if you are the winner. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown.

Good luck to everyone!

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
August 7…..Texas Aviation Heritage Foundation Luncheon
August 8......High Noon Concert
August 10.....Omni Theater Opening Day: "Rescue"
August 10….Stars Under The Stars
August 10-11….CATS Theater: “A Little Magic”
August 10-12….Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
August 11…...Arboretum August Second Saturday Program
August 12......Rockin' Box 33: Terri Hendrix w/Lloyd Maines
August 16…..100th Titanic Anniversary
August 17…...Donny Edwards: 'A True Tribute to Elvis'
August 18…..Sounds of West Texas Classic Country Music
August 23…..Back-to-School Funfest Dinner for Students
August 24…...37th Annual Texas Boys Ranch Telethon
August 29…...Buddy Holly Center: Songwriting Workshop

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