July 31, 2014


July 31….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase: Outlier – (Blues, Metal, Country, and Latin – Roots Rock) - The Buddy Holly Center is offering another summer of music and fun with the annual Summer Showcase Concert Series running now through August 28th. Showcase is free to the public. There is a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages are allowed. Performances are every Thursday from 5:30 pm – 7:30 p.m. in the Meadows Courtyard. Buddy Holly Center, 19th & Crickets Ave).

July 31st ... McPherson Patio Night - Join us on the patio Thursday evenings from 7-10 pm. Enjoy McPherson wines, cheese trays, Simply Decadent truffles, various food vendors and live music by Fabulous TriTones. McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Ave.

July 31 - August 2….Just Between Friends Back-to-School 2014 Sale
Shop to get fabulous bargains on clothes, toys, baby equipment, shoes, bedding, furniture and more. We inspect every item ensuring you the best quality merchandise.

You don’t want to miss this awesome sale! Thursday thru Saturday is free admission. Visit lubbock.jbfsale.com/homeView.jsp for more information. Trinity Christian School, 6701 University.


Thursday, July 31: Open to public, children welcome, free admission from 10am - 7pm
Friday, August 1: Open to public, children welcome, free admission from 10am - 7pm
Saturday, August 2: 1/2 Price Sale from 8am - 2pm (open to public, children welcome, free admission)

August 1….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art venues...plus the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locations orpick 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. McPherson Cellars will be hosting a special First Friday Art Trail in remembrance of Dr. Clinton “Doc” McPherson (1918-2014) with works by his grandchildren Katelyn and Nick McPherson and feature photos from Doc’s life. Doc is revered as one of the fathers of the Texas wine industry. McPherson grew up in a cotton-farming family, served in the Army Air Corps in World War II, and taught chemistry at Texas Tech University. He is most known for his instrumental role in launching the wine and grape-growing industries in West Texas. McPherson and his colleague and business partner, Bob Reed, began planting experimental grapes in Lubbock during the late sixties. The two went on to establish Llano Estacado Winery in 1976, the first post-Prohibition winery in Texas. In 1968 he was the first person to plant Sangiovese in his “Sagmor Vineyard,” a plot of vineyard that still produces some of today. We hope you'll join us to celebrate his life and raise a glass in his honor! Live music by The Alma Trio.

August 1….Doo Wop Meets the Instrumental Hits of the 60's - There is no pop genre of music that is more fun than DooWop! Lighthearted lyrics and heavenly harmonies will delight the audience! And.. as if that's not enough, you will hear the most instrumental hits that came out of the 60's! This one will leave you smiling! Please call the cactus theater box office at 806-762-3233 to inquire about the special privileges and benefits of balcony box seating. Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling (806) 762-3233 or online at Cactus Theater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

August 2….Cycle for Hope 2014 -
Cycle for Hope is a family friendly event for the young and the young at heart, that rides around the Texas Tech University and UMC campuses. We have a 10 and under kids course, a 7 mile main course, and a 5K run/walk for those who don't want to ride their bikes. Each year, thousands of our neighbors, friends and family in the Lubbock area are touched by the professional care of the UMC Children’s Hospital and the UMC Southwest Cancer Center. All proceeds raised for the event will be split between the Children’s Miracle Network at UMC and the Celebrate Today Fund, benefiting patients of the UMC Southwest Cancer Center. More info: cycleforhope.kintera.org. Main Entrance of Southwest Cancer Center, 602 Indiana Ave; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

August 2….The Lubbock Downtown Art Market (DAM)
Time for the Farmers Market! Through the end of season in October, the market will be open every Saturday. There will be lots of vendors including Sunburst Farms, Crazy Hoe Farms, Harden Farms, Apple Country, Crusty's Wood Fired Pizza, Juicy Lucy’s Veggies, Dutch Cheesemaking, Wolf Creek Farms, Pullen Produce, Kelly B Jammin’, Simply Decadent Bakery, South Plains Foodbank GRUB Farm , Nancy Hubbard, Honeys Farm Fresh, Holy Cow Beef, and Dessert Flirt. Visit lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com for more information. Depot District, 19th & Buddy Holly; 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

August 2….Hub City Beach Party - Get ready for some more fun in the sun! It is time for the 9th Annual Hub City Beach Party! With more games planned, this year is not to be missed! The Landsharks are returning by popular demand! The Landsharks are a phenomenal band that plays a great variety of music. The event also includes food, a treasure hunt, a souvenir shop, an auction, hula hoop contest, limbo contest and a lot of fun! Baron Batch will attend this year’s event. He is helping Foster*A*Life celebrate its 10th Anniversary with the first Foster*A*Life art contest. The gates open @ 4:00 PM and the band starts @ 7:30 PM. This event is a fundraiser for Foster*A*Life, which helps foster children in the Lubbock area. Tickets are $15 and available at Select-A-Seat or the Foster*A*Life office. Tickets are $20 day of the event. 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. Cactus Courtyard (18th and Buddy Holly)Time: Gates open at 5 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

August 2….Tribute to the Eagles, CSN, The Doobie Brothers, and Fleetwood Mac
Each one of these groups has sold hundreds of millions of albums throughout the span of their careers - no wonder we all know their music so well! Come enjoy your favorites - you will get lost in the memories these songs will stir. The best music presented by the best musicians in West Texas - you are gonna love this concert! Please call the box office at 806-762-3233 to inquire about the special privileges and benefits of balcony box seating. Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling 762-3233 or online at Cactus Theater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m..
Celebrating 25 Years of Fun:
Science Spectrum Hosts Interactive "Explore Lubbock Giveaway!"

Have you heard of the Hidden Cash phenomenon? We have brought the hunt to Lubbock! The citywide scavenger hunt started in San Francisco where an individual decided to hide cash in the city. The individual posted clues through social media to reveal the locations, and it created national buzz. This fun idea sparked our interest at the Science Spectrum. We liked the idea of the fun in exploration. Inspired by Hidden Cash, we put together the Explore Lubbock Giveaway! With our weekly summer promotion we invite the community to go outside and explore the city of Lubbock. For our giveaway each week, we hide the prize certificate in a secret location for Lubbockites to find! Through the Science Spectrum’s social media we give out clues to the prize locations. By following the Science Spectrum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter those on the hunt can participate in this opportunity to win big! Our prizes have been memberships to the Science Spectrum and other promotional items. This is our chance to thank the community for our 25 years here promoting science and exploration. Never stop exploring!
Last Week's Trivia Winner....

Two-part Question: a) The film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific was based on which book?
b) Who is the author of it?

"Tales of the South Pacific" by James Michener

Judy H. of Lubbock
This Week's Trivia Question....

For this contest, 1 winner will be chosen to receive two vouchers to attend any of the remaining Lubbock Moonlight Musicals performances!

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase "Trivia of Titanic Proportions" as your subject title.

The Question: There was an early conspiracy theory suggesting that the oceanliner Titanic itself didn't actually sink...but rather a similar ship that had sustained a prior collision in 1911 and was put back into service. What was the name of this other vessel?

The deadline for this contest is Monday morning (by noon) and the winner will be contacted later that day.

Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone.

Thanks...and good luck to all!

Many more UPCOMING FUN THINGS TO DO are listed on our website...lots further out than the weekly postcard. Click here to go to our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for more info on these activites and MORE>


UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL SETTINGS ... see link below Every email you receive from us has an opportunity to change your email, update your address or add in custom profile choices. Be sure your 100% confidential profile is complete. It helps us be of better service to you. Thanks!

To unsubscribe...click on UPDATE YOUR PERSONAL SETTINGS at the same location and choose "No Lists."

If you are having trouble seeing the photos, read our online version

If you are having trouble seeing the photos, read our online version.

©2015 Lubbock Fun Club All Rights Reserved. P.O. Box 54090 Lubbock, TX 79453 Advertise Privacy Policy