June 13, 2013


June 13….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert. The Center is an exciting and beautiful facility located in the heart of Lubbock’s historic Depot District. Home to the most extensive permanent exhibition on the life and music of Buddy Holly, the Center also features a contemporary Fine Arts Gallery, the Texas Musicians Hall of Fame Gallery and the outdoor Buddy & Maria Elena Holly Plaza. At 5:30 p.m. the Summer Showcase Concert Series will feature hONEyhoUSe (Blues, Soul, Folk and Americana). Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

June 13….Volunteer Opportunity for Lubbock Moonlight Musicals - Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in one of the productions? Need a few volunteer hours? Lubbock Moonlight Musicals is a great place to help out, and is ever in need of volunteers. An open volunteer initiation will be held Thursday, June 13th, at 7 p.m., in the Wells Fargo Amphitheatre. All adults interested in volunteering at our summer productions are requested to attend this meeting. Production volunteer positions are limited, and the initial opportunity to sign up for an evening will be offered at the afore-mentioned meeting. Volunteers are needed to assist with seating patrons and handing out programs at our summer shows at The Wells Fargo Amphitheatre. It is a fun job! If you are a people person, this is opportunity you have been waiting for! As an added bonus, volunteers get to see the show for FREE! If you are unable to attend, please do not hesitate to contact the staff if you are interested in volunteering. The "Summer of Dreams". It is going to be a summer of great shows that you will not want to miss! Wells Fargo Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway; 7 p.m.


June 14….Boss of the Plains Award - “The Old West is kind of like a good old sweetheart; kind of gone but not really forgotten.” – Joe Flores. Joe Flores of Stratford, Texas will receive the Boss of the Plains Award recognizing his enduring support of the National Ranching Heritage Center. The award will be presented to Flores during a dinner following a 6:30 p.m. reception and silent auction. Reservations for the dinner and program are required. Cost is $100 each or $75 for Ranching Heritage Association members. Reserved tables for eight are $1,000. Contact Vicki Quinn-Williams at 806-742-2498 or email her at vicki.quinn-williams@ttu.edu to make reservations. The Boss of the Plains Award was created in 1999, named for Stetson’s premier Western hat. It recognizes individuals who are highly regarded in the ranching business and who have provided significant support of the National Ranching Heritage Center. A member of the Ranching Heritage Association since 1972, Flores is also currently serving on the RHA’s executive committee. He is a recipient of the Founders Award, given in recognition of his time, interest and support of the RHA, the non-profit support organization for the National Ranching Heritage Center.The NRHC is proud and excited to honor Joe Flores as the recipient of the 15th Annual Boss of the Plains award. Red McCombs Main Gallery at the National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth Street in Lubbock; 6:30 p.m.

June 14 - 15 (Repeats June 21-22)….Children and Adults Theatrical Studios Presents "The Diary of Anne Frank" - In this powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, "The Diary of Anne Frank" captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief. Each day of these two dark years, Anne's voice shines through: "When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I've never met. I want to go on living even after my death!" This is an adaptation for a new generation able to confront the true horrors of the Holocaust. Price: $10 for Adults; $8 for Students/Seniors. Call 806-792-0501 for reservations. Children and Adults Theatrical Studios, 2254 -34th St. House opens at 7 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m.

June 14 - 15
(Repeats June 21-22; 28-29)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Presents “ Peter Pan” - This high-flying fantasy will delight children and adults alike as it swoops into The Wells Fargo Amphitheatre this summer! Reserve your tickets to Neverland now! Come see Peter, Wendy, Captain Hook and the Lost Boys in a story so magical it actually takes flight! This is a production you don’t want to miss. Bring your family and come fly away with us to Neverland for a swashbuckling epic that delivers non-stop action, spell binding music and stunning choreography. 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 for preferred seating (in the center) and for general admission seating on the sides. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at www.ticketsage.com/_lubbock/ or by calling 806-770-2000. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, Mackenzie Park, 413 E. Broadway; 7:30 p.m.


June 14 - 16….The Peddler Show
- This always-anticipated show rolls into town featuring a brand new show custom-built just for Lubbock! Be inspired as you shop from an exclusive selection of talented designers, artisans, creators and craftsmen from all over the country. Find unique merchandise for your home, health, wardrobe, and family all at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Come experience THE perfect street of shops created just for Lubbock. Admission : $6 adults, $5 seniors 65+, $5 children 5-11, children under 5 FREE! One admission good all weekend. For more information visit www.peddlershow.com. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Hours : Friday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

June 14 - 16….Lubbock Community Theatre For Youth: “The Great Rat Race” - The Emperor has asks the animals to help name the years, and each must run the best race they can. Rat uses wit and cunning to win, but can his friend Ox forgive him? Directed by Andrea Anderson and co-produced by Texas Tech Department of Theatre and Dance. Ticket Prices: Adults: $10, Children (Under 12) $5. Call 749-2416 to reserve tickets. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue; Friday and Saturdays: 7 p.m. and Sundays: 2 p.m.


June 15….Sounds of West Texas -
The first of the summer concert series will will feature local talent performing country, pop nostalgia, and gospel music. The evening of music will begin at 6:45 with and an acoustic set and at 7 p.m. the show with the house band will begin. Nashville Recording Artist, Mary Fletcher will return to Lubbock to perform on the Sounds of West Texas show. Featured performers will be: Mindy Adams, Larry Allen, Sarah Beasley, Steve Burrus, Susan Browning, Lesley Carraway, Mike Carraway, Steven Constancio, Danny Dukatnik, Martin Duckett, Dakota Earnest, Carol Edwards, Cynthia Espinoza, Ray Espinoza, Mary Fletcher, Jessica Kirk, Lonnie Kuss, Donnetta Lippe, Bryan Martin, Donnie Martin, Gary Nix, The Sides Family (Hunter, Reagan and Shanna), Betty Smith, Keith Smith, Kaci Solberg, Riley Solberg, Brian Tate, Tina Turner, Baxter Vaughan, Mark Wallney, Darren Welch, Terry Westbrook, and Connie Williams. Emcee for the evening is Bobby Clark. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for college students with IDs, and $7 for children between 4-12. The price is $12 a piece for those purchase tickets in groups of 10 or more. Tickets are on sale at all Select-a-Seat outlets at Amigo's Supermarket, Dollar Western Wear, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Market Street, Ralph's Records, Texas Tech Student Union's ticket booth and United Supermarkets. Call 770-2000 or toll free (800) 735-1288 for more information. The second Sounds of West Texas show of the summer concert series will be August 17. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 6:45 p.m.

June 15….L.A. Surfers Meet Jimmy Buffett
- No better way to kick off the summer than celebrating to the music of your favorite 60s and 70s surfer bands and the incredible musical phenomenon Jimmy Buffett. A special night for all you Parrot Heads! Tickets are $20.00. To reserve your tickets call 806-762-3233 or visit www.cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

June 16
(Repeats on Sundays through July 14)…Westwinds Brass Band Concert in the Park – Come and enjoy an old fashioned Concert In the Park, performed by the Westwinds Brass Band. Traditional brass band music, marches, overtures, outstanding soloists, and our traditional favorite...the kid's march. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy an hour of fun music-- maybe even a picnic supper! Concerts are sponsored by the Tech Terrace Neighborhood Association. Admission is FREE and everyone welcome. Wagner Park, 26th St. and Flint Avenue; 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Twin Spotlight on the Unusual:

Lubbock Heritage Society Offers Bus Trip to Big Spring June 22

June 22….Lubbock Heritage Society Trip – The Lubbock Heritage Society is Big Spring Bound! All are invited to come along on a road trip to Big Spring and discover the exciting things taking place there!

Schedule of Events for Big Spring Road Trip:

7:45 a.m. Depart Lubbock from Buddy Holly Center Parking Lot
(They advised we can leave cars parked there during the day)
10:00 a.m. Arrive Big Spring
10:15 a.m. Dine at the newly reopened, historic Settles Hotel (We will order from a limited menu, eating early to avoid their lunch crowd)
11:30 a.m. Tour the restored Hotel (tour will take approximately one hour)
1:00-2:00 p.m. Bus tour of the Big Spring State Park
2:00 -3:00 p.m. Tour the Heritage Museum
3:00-4:00 p.m. Guided tour of the Potton House, circa 1901. A wonderful look at turn of the century architecture and furnishings.
4:00 p.m. Bus will depart Big Spring
6:00 p.m. Arrive Lubbock

Transportation furnished by King’s Highway Tour Bus
Cost per person: $25.00 plus your lunch
For reservations, contact: Sonja Gotcher: valentinesonja@aol.com or by Phone: 806-790-9337
Please make reservations no later than June 15, 2013

Unique Opportunity to Learn the Art of Stained Glass!

June 22, 25….Stained Glass Classes - Both teens and adults are invited to this stained glass class instructed by Laura Hamlett. All tools & supplies included. Pre-registration required. Call 767-3724 for more information and to register. Sat June 22: Suncatchers $25. 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tues June 25: Advanced stained glass. $50 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Garden & Arts Center, 4215 University Ave.

Looking at Next Week & Beyond...

June 19….Merle Haggard in Concert at the Civic Center
June 22….Cactus Theater: The Flatlanders Unplugged
June 27, 28, 29, 30….Critterfest ’13 at Science Spectrum
July 5-6….Moonlight Musicals: “Annie Get Your Gun”

Last Week's Trivia Winner....

Question: When the original Broadway production of Peter Pan opened at the turn of the last century, what was the alternate title?

Answer: 'The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up'

Jim B. of Lubbock
This Week's Trivia Question.....

This week 1 winner will be chosen for 2 tickets to see the Sounds of West Texas concert 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 "Saturday Night Shindig" as your subject title.

Question: Recently deceased, which former KLLL disc jockey went on to win the first "Comedian of the Year" award from the Country Music Association (CMA) and later was the first weekly host of the nationally-syndicated "American Country Countdown" ???

The deadline for this contest is Friday at noon and the winners will be contacted Friday by mid-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 in your entry.

Good luck to everyone!
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