August 15, 2013


August 15….2nd Veteran Volunteer Brunch Briefing
Everyone is invited to an open discussion on sharing information about veterans' unique needs and how the community can help. Odyssey is participating with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in the "We Honor Veterans Program" and is looking for more veterans who would like to volunteer to visit veteran hospice patients in their private homes, group homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Non-Veterans are also welcome to apply and offer socialization to the patient and/or short-term relief to the family member caring for the patient. Please note the additional speaker, Mike Travis of the South Plains Honor Flight, Thursday August 15th at the Veterans Brunch Briefing. It will begin at 10:30 am and end at 11:45 am. Come out and enjoy this free, patriotic presentation which highlights veterans and their families’ needs. Learn how folks are assisting these very deserving members of our community in big and small ways and truly making a difference. Refreshments will be provided. Odyssey Hospice, 1717 Norfolk Ave. 4th floor of Carillon House on Carillon campus; 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

August 15….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 longtime Lubbock favorite John Sprott (Rock 'n' Roll). Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

August 15 - 18 (Repeats Aug. 22 -25)….
Sidecar Theatre presents: “Hairspray” - The 1950s are out and change is in the air! HAIRSPRAY, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, an deliriously tuneful songs. It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire — to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do! The Sidecar Theatre Co. will present the hit Broadway musical comedy “Hairspray,” inspired by the 1988 movie written and directed by John Waters. Music is by Marc Shaiman; lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman; book is by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan. The director of the Lubbock production is Joshua A. Aguirre and Debra Flournoy-Buford will provide musical direction. Cost: $28. For more information call 806.797.7799 or visit The Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K Lubbock. Times vary depending on day.

August 16….Movie Night at Maxey Park -
It’s movie night at Maxey Park again! This month’s event will be sponsored by Mi Casita Nursing and Rehabilitation. Bring your family, favorite picnic dinner, comfy blankets and lawn chairs and you will be set to enjoy a night your family will remember! The movie “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” rated PG, will be showing behind the Maxey Community Center at dusk. Concessions will be available for purchase. Free admission for everyone! For more information call 806.767.3796 or visit Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street; 6 – 8 p.m.

August 16
(Repeats Aug 23)….The Magic Moments of the '60s and '70s - Whether these were "your" decades or not - you will love the music these 20 years produced! From exciting rock 'n' roll to the most beautiful ballads ever written there will be something for everyone in this concert. Don, Terri and Dustin invite you to join them and their special guests for a musical glimpse at the 1960's and 70's at the Historic Cactus Theater! Pick a Friday! We'll see you there! Tickets are $20.00. To purchase tickets or to find more information, please call 806.762.3233 or visit Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

August 16….An Evening With The King - Donny Edwards is an international, multi-award winning Elvis tribute artist. Today, he is one of the most sought after performers in the business, bringing his show to stages in casinos, theaters/venues, fairs/festivals, corporate/special events, cruises and production shows, all over the world. He is a versatile performer with the ability to re-enact each era of Elvis’ life and career. His dynamic performance will take you back to the '50s and the early years of rock n’ roll, getting you “all shook up” all over again. Then you’ll revisit the legendary Vegas years of the 1970s as Donny recreates the performances that made Elvis the one and only “King of Rock n’ Roll”. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.


August 16 - 17 (Repeats Aug. 23–24)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” - The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. 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 or by calling 806-770-2000. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, Mackenzie Park, 413 E. Broadway; 7:30 p.m.

August 16 - 17 (Repeats Aug. 23-24)….The Reduced Shakespeare Company of Lubbock and CATS Theater present: "The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged) - Enjoy a rollicking comedy by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield. In only ninety minutes a small group of actors present all of Shakespeare’s 30+ plays and portray a cast of thousands! But… this isn't the Shakespeare you remember from your high school English class. Tragedies are re-imagined as cooking shows and raps, and histories are as exciting as your favorite sports! This feat of imagination and slapstick comedy is a treat for the entire family. And please… feel free to throw some popcorn at Claudius, the tyrannical king everyone loves to hate. So, bring your kids (and your inner child), and join us for "The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)!" Huzzah! Ticket Prices: $10 for Adults and $8 for Students & Seniors. Call 806-792-0501 for reservations. Children and Adults Theatrical Studios, 2257 34th Street; Doors at 7 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m.


August 16 - 18….Thunder in the Canyon Drag Boat Races 2013 Pro Mod Extreme Shoot-Out - General admission tickets include shuttle service to and from the race track inside Buffalo Springs Lake.
3-Day Race Ticket: $30.00. For more information visit Buffalo Springs, Lake-9999 High Meadow Road. Begins at noon on August 16.


August 17….Community Block Party
- The Ted Phea Boys & Girls Club will host a Community Block Party for the neighborhood. Many businesses and organizations are helping to sponsor this Block Party. There will be hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches, a bounce house, basketball games, KONA ice truck, kid games, and special $5.00 memberships to the Lubbock Boys & Girls Club will be available. The cost for an entire school year is usually $10. This event is free to the public. Phea Club, 1801 E. 24th

August 17….Silent Wings Museum: Age of the Comics - Comic books were all the rage in the 1940s. On August 17, 2013 come to the Silent Wings Museum to learn how to draw superheroes in the classic comic book style. Participants will receive a history and an art lesson all in one! The class costs $7 per person and welcomes visitors ages 12 and older.
Pre-registration required by Thursday, August 14 at 5 p.m., as spots fill up quickly.
Call 775-3047 for more information. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. I-27; 1 – 3 p.m.

August 17.…Sounds of West Texas –The second of the summer concert series will feature local talent performing country, pop nostalgia, patriotic and gospel music. The evening of music will begin at 6:30 with and an acoustic set and at 7 p.m. the show with the house band will begin. This show will have a couple of patriotic spots, including a tribute to our military. Featured performers will be: Larry Allen, Susan Browning, Steve Burrus, Lesley Carraway, Dave Charlebois, Martin Duckett, Ray Espinoza, Richard Houston, Kaci Keltz, Jay Lemon, Donnetta Lippe, Boyd Martin, Bryan Martin, David Martin, Donnie Martin, Martin Country Band, Johnny Richardson, Betty Smith, Brent Smith, Keith Smith, Jon Smithers, Brian Tate, Tina Turner, Mark Wallney, Will Weathersby, Terry Westbrook, and Steve Williams...Emcee: 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 who purchase tickets in groups of 10 or more. There will be a special $10 price for all veterans! 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. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 6:30 p.m.

August 17….Cactus Theater: Miz Ayn and Her Very Favorite Buds - If you have never experienced Miz Ayn in concert - you are missing out! Miz Ayn is not just a singer-performer - she is a happening! Join her and her "Very Favorite Buds" for a fun night of music featuring a variety of styles and genres. See you there! For more information call 762 -3233 or visit Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

August 17 - 18….Lubbock Reptile and Exotic Animal Show - Repticon Lubbock marked Repticon's first show in West Texas in March 2013, and this new event filled the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lubbock with more reptiles, amphibians, and exotics than local area herpers could hope for in one place. Top vendors offered the best of the best in animals, and a bevy of supplies, caging, other merchandise, and the feeders needed by hungry herps! Repticon brought educational live animal seminars, and raffles with amazing prizes.

Plan your day around events happening at these times!
(Events and times subject to change)


11 a.m. - 480 Pythons - First Time Pet Selection
12 p.m. - Walter's World - Live Animal Presentation
1 p.m. - NAVTA - Misc Pet Care
2 p.m. - West TX Herp. Society - The Importance of Being a Member
3 p.m. - 480 Pythons - First Time Pet Selection
4 p.m. - NAVTA - Hedge Hogs as Pets


11 a.m. - 480 Pythons - First Time Pet Selection
12 p.m. - West TX Herp. Society - The Importance of Being a Member
1 p.m. - NAVTA - Misc Pet Care
2 p.m. - 480 Pythons - First Time Pet Selection
3 p.m. - NAVTA - Hedge Hogs as Pets

For more information visit the website online at Adults $10 Children (5-12) $5 and 4 and under are Free. Knights of Columbus Hall, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m

August 18….9th Annual K-9 SplashFest -
Calling all dogs! Clapp Pool will again be hosting the K-9 SplashFest. . Sponsored by Parks and Recreation, this popular event allows people and their dogs to swim
together in Clapp Pool. Dogs can compete in three different contests: Swim Suit Competition, Diving and Retrieving contests. Prizes will be awarded in each event. Door prizes and concessions will be available. Dogs must be up-to-date on their rabies vaccination and have with them a 2013 rabies tag or certificate from a veterinarian. Dogs must be on leash, and aggressive dogs or dogs in heat are not allowed. Admission fees for participants are $2.50 for adults and $2 for youth 17 or younger. Dogs get in free! For more information, contact 775-2673. Clapp Pool is located inside K. N. Clapp Park at 46th Street and Avenue U; 1 - 5 p.m.
Last Week's Trivia Answer....

Question: In which autobiographical Mac Davis song did the artist refer to himself and his childhood buddy as the "wild West Texas wonders" ???

Answer: "Me and Fat Boy"
Song is about Mac Davis and Bill Pruitt growing up in Lubbock.

Winner: No winner (again!)

This Week's Twin Trivia Questions

Question #1:

For this contest, 1 winner will receive two tickets to attend the Sounds of West Texas concert this Saturday night, August 17.

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

Question: Which of the James Bond films did "sausage king" (and Plainview native) Jimmy Dean appear in ???

The deadline for this contest is FRIDAY (TOMORROW!) at NOON and the winners will be contacted Monday 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.

Question #2:

We will choose 2 winners will receive Family 4-paks to attend Lubbock Moonlight Musicals' production of "Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat" either this weekend or next. (Final two weekends of the season).

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the phrase "Technicolor Dream Coat" as your subject title.

Question: Which early '70s autobiographical Dolly Parton song referenced the Biblical story of Joseph while recounting her own childhood memories ???

The deadline for this contest is FRIDAY (TOMORROW!) at NOON and the winners will be contacted Monday 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.

Good luck to everyone!

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