August 23, 2012


August 23….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert Series:
The Prairie Scholars (West Texas Rock & Roll)
- 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. Outside beverages are not allowed in the venue. Buddy Holly Center, Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave. 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

August 23….Back-to-School Funfest Dinner for Middle School & High School Students - Devin Hughes (author, coach, Chief Inspirational Officer and author of the book “Contrast”) will speak. The annual dinner encourages students to seek higher education & to make the right choices for their future. Work Source Solutions will provide information to the students. To register or sign up to have an exhibit about your college, university, technical school, call 806-787-4513 or 806-319-2983. Hughes’ book signing: Fri., Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble bookstore in the South Plains Mall in SW Lubbock: west side of Slide Rd. – inside Loop 289 south. His book “Contrast” is a bi-racial man’s journey to desegregate his past: acceptance, perseverance and love; the importance of being comfortable in your own skin while navigating the uncertain waters of today’s globalized and highly competitive society. Legacy Event Center, 14th & Ave. O; 6 – 8:30 p.m.

August 23….Betenbough Homes Summer Concert on the Lawn - This free, family-friendly event will feature Josh Wilson. ASCAP's Songwriter/Artist of the Year, Josh Wilson's hits include "Before the Morning," "Savior Please," "I Refuse," and "Fall Apart." The concert benefits the Humane Society of West Texas and refreshments will be available for purchase from Red Mango. Chairs will be provided. Visit to learn how to win dinner with Josh Wilson before the concert. For more information on the concert call 687-8787 or visit Betenbough New Home Center, 6517 82nd St; 8 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

August 24….37th Annual Texas Boys Ranch Telethon - The Telethon will include a silent auction, delicious food, great musical entertainment, and it’s all to raise money for the boys and girls at Texas Boys Ranch. Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Ave K; 7 p.m. to midnight.

August 24….Cactus Theater: Blues Brothers Tribute - 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.


August 24, 25….Children and Adults Theatrical Studio: “A Little Magic” – C.A.T.S. Theatre presents a new comedy by Whitney Ryan Garrity. Ticket prices are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for students and seniors. Call 806-792-0501 or you may also e-mail a reservation to When making a reservation please provide your name, how many reservations, contact number, and what day you would like the reservations. You will be contacted in the event that they are not able to accept your reservation. Children and Adults Theatrical Studio, 2257 34th St. House opens at 7 p.m; play begins at 7:30.

August 25….4th Annual Peace, Love and Mud Volleyball TournamentCome join the fun and watch 120 teams compete in the largest mud volleyball tournament in Texas. There will be food, fun and music. Contact Alex McAdoo via text or call at (806)283-3645 or email should you have any questions. Buffalo Springs Lake, located 5 miles east of Lubbock off of east 50th. Follow the signs. The games and all the action begin at 9 a.m.

August 25…Prairie Explorers
- Special activities and classes for kids ages 7-12. Join the Landmark education staff each month to investigate the animals, plants, and insects that live with us on the Southern High Plains. For more information call 806.742.2442. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive, (located just north of Loop 289, at Indiana Ave and U.S. Highway 84); 10 -11:30 a.m.

August 25….Cap*Rock Winery Harvest Festival – Come and enjoy this Harvest Festival which will feature wine, a grape stomp, food, music, and children’s activities. The admission charge is $12 for those age 21 and older and includes a free wine glass. Minors are admitted free. Visit the facility's website at for more detailed information. Cap*Rock Winery, 408 E. Woodrow Road; Noon – 6 p.m.

August 25….Lubbock Lions TV / Internet Auction - There is something for everyone so sit back, enjoy and bid on items at The Lubbock Lions Club’s 48h Annual TV/Internet Auction. The televised portion of the fundraising auction will be broadcast on KCBD News Channel 11 on Saturday, August 25, 2012, from 6:30 p.m. until midnight. An LCD flat panel high definition television, an Apple iPAD2 and a certified New York Yankees Jersey autographed by Reggie Jackson are among the many items available on both the Internet and during the TV live auction at Thanks to the generosity of area
businesses, items of all types, and price ranges are donated for the auction each year. Items valued below $100.00 are only available for bidding on the Internet. Items valued at $100.00 or more are available for bidding on the internet site as well as during the live TV auction on August 25th. Bidders who follow the Internet Auction will get to see merchandise as it is donated to the auction. The internet site also offers the option of bidding online to those who want to participate but may be out of the KCBD viewing area. All profits go back to the community and to other Lions-supported charities. A partial list of those benefiting are LISD Eyeglasses for School Children, Boys and Girls Club of Lubbock, Scottish Rite Learning Center, Sick Children’s Clinic, Texas Boys Ranch, Texas Lions Camp-Kerrville, YWC Adaptive Aquatics Program, Ronald McDonald House, The Salvation Army, and Hope Lodge. Last year’s auction raised over $30,000 for charities. The Lubbock Lions Club, the largest Lions Club in North America, has been serving the citizens of the Lubbock area since 1929. To donate merchandise, make a financial contribution or for information about this important civic fundraiser, please call the Lubbock Lions Club office at 806-763-4789.

August 25….Women’s Protective Services “Savoring the Promise of New Beginnings” Dinner Series - Come and enjoy a carnival of delightful fare with a zingy Cajun twist! It’s like a party in your mouth. Seafood like you have never seen it before. From West Texas to the swamps and bayous...Lubbock’s own Zachary Bitar will be presenting his very own version of Cajun Fusion! Zachary will have you saying “who dat” in no time! Cost is $150 per person. Call WPS to RSVP at 806-748-5292. Who is Zachary: Zachary is a Lubbock native who has spent the last 3 years in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While in Baton Rouge he studied, trained and graduated from the highly esteemed, Louisiana Culinary Institute. While attending L.C.I., he worked full time at D’Angelo’s Italian Restaurant, in every facet of the kitchen. Upon graduation he landed a much-sought-after position at Baton Rouge’s own, Beausoleil, where he is currently training and working under Chef Nathan. Also featuring the music of Karleigh Porterfield. Home of Melissa Grimes,1701 33rd; 7 p.m.

August 25….Cactus Theater: Midnight Hamburger Band 40-Year Reunion - The Midnight Hamburger Band, friends, and special guests Doctors With Guitars once again, playing your favorite songs from the 60's and 70's. The last Hamburger Band reunion packed the Cactus house three years ago, so get your tickets and join these outstanding, legendary musicians for a celebration, West Texas style! Tickets are $20 and special limited selection tickets $50 and can be reserved by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

August 26….Pooch Plunge - The YWCA’s Sun ‘n Fun outdoor aquatics center will hold Pooch Plunge for well-mannered dogs with up-to-date rabies vaccinations, and their humans. Cost will be $10 per human. Dogs are free, and each human may bring a maximum of two dogs. The concession stand will be open with human and dog treats, and a photographer will be available to take pictures for an additional fee. The event will be staffed with lifeguards. All dogs must be up to date on their rabies vaccinations and have with them a 2012 rabies tag or a certificate from a veterinarian. Humans must sign a waiver before entering the facility Dogs must be on-leash to enter the facility and may be off-leash once accustomed to the environment. Aggressive dogs (as determined by YWCA staff) and dogs in heat are not allowed. Any dog (or human) that creates an unsafe environment must leave the facility and will not receive a refund. Sun ‘n Fun, 62nd Street & Elgin Ave.; 2-6 p.m.
Second 'Walk of Fame' Exhibit Announced:
The Crickets featured in showcase exhibit at the Buddy Holly Center

August 24 – February 3, 2013….Buddy Holly Center Exhibit: Walk of Fame II - The Crickets -
The Buddy Holly Center announces its new exhibition displayed in the Texas Musicians Hall of Fame Gallery, Walk of Fame II - The Crickets, this rotating exhibition highlights individuals inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame, now located across the street from the Buddy Holly Center. The second installment features photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia of The Crickets: Jerry Allison, Joe B. Mauldin, Niki Sullivan, and Sonny Curtis. For more information contact the Buddy Holly Center at 806.775.3560 or visit

Museum of Texas Tech Opens New Exhibit Featuring "Black Wings"

August 25 – November 18….Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight Exhibit - The Museum of Texas Tech University is pleased to announce the opening of the major traveling exhibition Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight. Admission are free. This exhibit chronicles the story of African Americans who, despite facing racial barriers, attained great achievements in the world of aviation. The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., presents this story of a powerful group of aviation proponents that emerged to challenge racial obstacles and create its own legacy in the world of flight. Some of the most important figures, both past and present, are chronicled in this exhibition. Divided into six sections, Black Wings recounts the evolution of aviation through the stories of African Americans who left their mark and helped pave the way for those who would follow. Aviators whose contributions are explored include: the Tuskegee Airmen, the first military division of African American pilots who fought in World War II; Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to fly in space; and former astronaut Bernard Harris, Jr., M.D., a TTU Regent and graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, who was the first African American man to walk in space. The exhibition is based on the book Black Wings: Courageous Stories of African Americans in Aviation and Space History (HarperCollins, 2008) written by exhibition curator Von Hardesty of the National Air and Space Museum. Museum at Texas Tech University, 4th Street and Indiana Avenue.

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: At the end of the classic movie version of "The Sound of Music", the family escapes to Swtizerland…but where did the real Von Trapp family escape to ???

Answer: They traveled to Italy....and then on to America.

Lisa H. of Abernathy and Kristina B. of Lubbock

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
August 29…..Buddy Holly Center: Songwriting Workshop
August 31
….Saloon Drama Series: "Dooley’s Back at Belle’s"
September 1….Texas Tech Football vs. Northwestern State
September 6-8….Cradles 2 Crayons Consignment Sale
September 6-9….24th Annual National Cowboy Symposium

September 7….Cactus Theater: Night at the Grand Ole Opry
September 8….BubbleFest
September 8….Hot Rods/Poodle Skirts at Holly Center

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