May 29, 2014


May 29….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase: Element - The Buddy Holly Center is gearing up for another summer of music and fun with the annual Summer Showcase Concert Series running from May 29th – August 28th. Showcase is free to the public. There will be a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. Please, no outside beverages are allowed. Buddy Holly Center, 19th & Crickets Avenue. Performances are every Thursday evening from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Meadows Courtyard.

May 30….Fifth Friday Slaton on the Square
Held predominately around the Slaton Downtown Square, this event attracts visitors and locals together for an evening of fun, shopping and learning. This is a self-guided free event that includes great Texas artists, local merchants, food, music and antiques. For more information visit Downtown Slaton; 5 – 9 p.m.

May 30
….Cactus Theater Friday Night Patio Party Come join the Cactus stars while sitting under the stars and enjoying music that made the Cactus Theater famous! There will be tables and chairs for all as the band plays on the front porch. This festivity will get you ready for summer with full concessions featuring the famous Cactus margarita! Free admission. For more info, please visit or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 6 – 9 p.m.

May 30 - 31….Christ in the Arts: REBORN – LIFE As It Was Meant to Be
- “REBORN pulls out all the stops in an attempt to express the promise, the wonder and the hope of ‘LIFE as it was meant to be’. In contrast to drudgery and the daily grind of common human existence, the instinct in all of us is to pursue a kind of life that deeply satisfies and answers to our highest ideals. This production, utilizing the best of CITA’s unique dramatic dance and the most powerful music we could find artistically explores what can make that LIFE a reality for every person. I believe REBORN will be like a cool, refreshing drink to every thirsty heart,” describes Randall Hinds, Executive Director of Christ in the Arts. REBORN will feature more than 70 local performers from the Lubbock based pre-professional ballet school plus two guest artists Mark Leber and Sam Corridoni from the internationally acclaimed, Ballet Magnificat!. Advanced tickets are available on for $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 4 to 12 and children age 3 and under are free. Tickets day of the performances will be $20 for adults and $15 for children. Tickets are on sale now via A brief preview of REBORN can be seen here: .For more information, visit For media access, contact Allison Wood at 806-333-0773. First Baptist Church Lubbock, 2201 Broadway. Performance at 7 p.m., doors at 6 p.m.

ay 30, 31
…."The Boys Next Door" - The place is a communal residence in a New England city, where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly "burned out" social worker. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where "little things" sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy. We are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth. Cost: $12 - $15. For tickets call 806-792-0501 or visit CATS Playhouse. 2257 34th Street; 7:30 p.m.

May 31….Lubbock County 4-H Dog Dip - You can protect your dogs from fleas and ticks, save money, and support the Lubbock County 4-H Teen Council by getting your dogs dipped for $5 (cash only) at this fundraiser. All dogs must be on a leash and have proof of current rabies vaccinations. Vaccinations for both dogs and cats will also be available for you and your pets convenience. Tractor Supply, 7531 82nd Street; 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

May 31….Roundtable Luncheon - The public is invited to attend this weekly luncheon and hear a local speaker discuss items of interest to the community as they present the topic concerning their area of expertise. There is a limited menu with drink and dessert for $15 per person. This week's speaker is Susan Rowe director of education at Lubbock Lake Landmark. Hillcrest Country Club main dining room, 4011 N. Boston Ave; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

May 31….Gaschen and Friends
- David Gaschen's Valentine show sold out two houses in February this year! Here's your chance to hear another incredible David Gaschen concert. His friends, vocal giants, Jana Campbell Ellsworth and Mike Morgan join in for a once-in-a-lifetime concert filled with a night of America's favorite music. Get your tickets early as Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera” and Lubbock Moonlight Musical’s “Les Misérables” star, David Gaschen, invites his lifelong musical colleagues to join him on the Cactus stage! Tickets are $30.00/$35.00. For more info visit or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

These Organizations Are Seeking Local Volunteers for Programs

Two Patriotic Opportunities

We need volunteers to help with 2 events. One is a golf tournament at the Rawls course this Friday, May 30th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ryan Van Dusen, Director of Military and Veteran Programs at Texas Tech has opened this fundraising opportunity to Honor Flight. We need help with the booth (selling T-shirts, raffle tickets).

The second event is the Annual Honor Flight Veteran Reunion at Silent Wings on Saturday, June 7th from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Volunteers will help greet the Honor Flight Veterans (from the past 2 years) and help with selling T-shirts, etc. ALL VOLUNTEERS THAT HELP WITH THIS EVENT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A FREE SHOWING OF THE D-DAY MOVIE DIRECTLY FOLLOWING THE EVENT at the Science Spectrum Omni Theater at 5:00 p.m. - the same day, Saturday, June 7th. Katherine McLamore will sing “America the Beautiful”.

If you would like to help with either or both of these events, please contact: Katherine McLamore, TSPHF Volunteer Coordinator or;

Foreign Exchange Students Need Hosts

My name is Paige Kohout, and I work as a coordinator for an amazing organization called World Link. It was started by a married couple who now live in Iowa. The husband (from Iowa) and wife (from Russia) met while working together overseas with high school exchange students. When they married, they moved back to the United States and created World Link, a government-sponsored organization, to help fulfill the dreams of high school students who have longed to come to America to study abroad and experience our culture.

I live in Lubbock and have coordinated 19 students over the past few years and love getting to know these students and seeing the impact that is made in the lives of the students, host families and the schools they attend. However, it is a challenge every year to find host families. There are many out there who would love to host but we do not have the funds to advertise and must rely on the word of mouth.

Paige Kohout
Lubbock Area Coordinator
World Link, Inc.
High School Foreign Exchange Student Program
Phone: (806) 441-5714

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

May – June 15….Science Spectrum Penguin Plunge!
June 2 - August 25…Silent Wings Museum Monday Matinee
June 6 - July 20….Willa Finley: Wildflowers
June 6 - 7…Silent Wings Museum: D-Day 70th Anniversary
June 16-20 and 23–27….M.A.D. Camp
June 20 – Aug 10….The Art of Joe Garnett

All Aboard! Heritage Society Bus Tour to Claude is Next Week

June 7….Lubbock Heritage Society Trip to Claude, Texas
- Lubbock Heritage Society is offering a trip on June 7th to the Goodnight Historical Center and to Claude, TX. We will tour the Goodnight house and grounds and then have a chuck wagon lunch. The chuck wagon meal will consist of brisket and the trimmings. Soon after eating, participants will board the bus and travel to Claude. The Armstrong Historical Museum will be open for our pleasure. There will be opportunity to view the art gallery, the historical Gem Theatre, and the old school. We hope to start home by 3:30 or 4 p.m. Since we are taking the scenic route, in a tour bus filled with people, the trip may last 3 hours. The cost for the trip is $45.00 per person and includes the bus, which is air conditioned and has a restroom, entrance fees to all the museums and the chuck wagon lunch. Reservations are on a first come first served basis. Our deadline for reservations is June 3rd, which is close at hand. To make reservations or for additional information please send emails to or call Sonja Gotcher at 806-790-9337. Your check will be your reservation. Please send your check by June 3 to Lubbock Historical Society at 4012 69th Street, 79413. The bus will leave the south parking lot of the Buddy Holly Center, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 7th.

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