August 7, 2014


August 7….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase: Mariachi Mexico Lindo (Traditional Mariachi) - 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).

August 7….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at Chili’s. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! RSVP by email to – or Robbie, 790-7578 or Jan at 778-0419. Come have a great time and share a meal together! Tell a friend or bring a friend...but whatever you do, come join the fun with our group! Chili’s (near Tech campus), located at 607 University; 6:30 p.m.

August 8…. Kidz Bop Live! -
Kidz Bop Live! is coming to Lubbock. Today’s biggest hits sung by kids for kids! The ultimate pop concert for families, you’ll hear songs like ‘Happy’ and ‘Dark Horse’ sung by the group that holds the #1 selling CD for 21 years. For tickets call 770-2000 or visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 6 p.m.

August 8….Stuck In the ‘70s -
And what a great decade to get "stuck" in! The Cactus musicians love the music that came from the 70's and you will love their presentation of the songs!! The Rolling Stones, Steely Dan, Rod Stewart, Simon and Garfunkel, The Who, James Taylor and more! You will love EVERY minute of this show! Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling 762-3233 or online at Cactus Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

August 8, 9 (Repeats August 15, 16, 22, 23)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: “Titanic - The Musical” - Be part of the epic voyage this summer at the Wells Fargo Amphitheatre in Mackenzie Park. Talented singers and brilliant actors bedecked in lavish costumes depict the moving story of the ocean liner RMS Titanic. This is the voyage of a lifetime! Bring your family and friends and join the thrill of Titanic. Book your passage today! If you have any questions, please call the Select-a-Seat box office at (806) 770-2000. Wells Fargo Amphitheatre, 413 E. Broadway; Gates open at 7 p.m.; show begins at 8 p.m.

August 9…. 6th Annual Vamos a Pescar (Let's Go Fishing)
- Los Hermanos Familia (The Brothers Family), a collaborative group of men and women, organizations, and volunteers who value God, family, and community, will hold the 6th Annual Vamos a Pescar (Let's Go Fishing) free fishing event for families, especially fathers and their children, uses fishing as a hook to bring families together, as well as bringing awareness about social issues impacting families. The lake will be stocked with 1,600 pounds of catfish varying in size. No fishing license will be needed during the designated time and in the designated area. All children up to 17 years-old must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-register online at, or by calling (806)792-1212. Interested participants can also register that morning beginning at 6 a.m. Buddy Holly Lake, Located on N. University & Cesar E. Chavez Drive; from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stay all day, or at your leisure.

August 9….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 for more information. Depot District, located at 19th & Buddy Holly; from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

August 9….Sprit of ’45 Day - The Silent Wings Museum will celebrate the Spirit of ‘45 Day with a free one-day event that provides an opportunity for America to say “Thank you!” to those who served in uniform and those who supported them on the home front during the WWII era. In 2010, Congress voted unanimously in favor of observing a national Spirit of ‘45 Day on the second weekend of every August, coinciding with the anniversary of the historic day when President Harry S. Truman announced that World War II was over. There will be an opportunity to visit with local veteran organizations, children’s educational activities, a military equipment display and an afternoon ceremony followed by light refreshments. For more information about the Silent Wings Museum’s Spirit of ‘45 Day contact the museum at 806.775.3049.

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Museum Hours for the Spirit of ‘45 Day:
Saturday, August 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
10 a.m. Museum opens to the public
Self-Guided tours
Educational children’s activities all day
Military equipment display
1 p.m. Members only luncheon
2 p.m. Afternoon Ceremony begins and will feature a wreath laying, taps, mayoral proclamation and a performance by Moonlight Musical’s youth ensemble Moonlight Directions.
Followed by light refreshments, in the Silent Wings Museum Hangar Gallery.

August 9…. 39th Annual Texas Boys Ranch Telethon
Hosts Kurt Kiser, Brittany Price and Karla Leslie are sure to make you feel welcome as your enjoy delicious barbeque, our silent auction and a great entertainment line-up all night. Come out and join us or watch live on FOX34.
Live Auction Items:
~Electric Guitar autographed by Paul McCartney ~Texas Tech Helmet Autographed by the 2008 Texas Tech Football Team ~Texas Tech Football Autographed by Kliff Kingsbury ~Texas Tech Boys Basketball Autographed by Tubby Smith ~Texas Tech Girls Basketball Autographed by Candace Whitaker ~Texas Tech Baseball Autographed by Tim Tadlock ~A one year membership to Hillcrest Country Club
Silent Auction Items:
~Texas Tech Helmet autographed by Kliff Kingsbury ~Coffee Party for 10 every other month for one year by Gatsby's Coffee ~James Avery Jewelry
~3 dozen mini bundt cakes by Nothing Bundt Cakes ~Bowling Party for Four by Main Event
~$60 Gift Certificate to Ocean's Day Spa
~$100 Gift Certificate to Cafe J
~Duck Hunt for Two by Longneck Outfitters ~Private Big Screen Event for up to 350 of your family and friends donated by Stars and Stripes Drive-In ~Four tickets to Disneyland in San Diego
~$100 gift card to Pets Plus
~$100 gas card from Bolton's
Donations can be made by going to
or you can call 1-800-480-2086 or locally at 866-0319. Frenship High School Performing Arts Center, 902 Dowden Road Wolfforth, TX; 7 p.m. to midnight.

August 9….Tribute to Bon Jovi, Journey, Foreigner and Def Leppard -
You've heard the fabulous Cactus cast present the music of Bon Jovi and Journey - now they have added the exciting music of two additional mega-bands - Foreigner and Def Leppard! You will be blown away by their renditions presented as only the Cactus Theater can! This is a must see! Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling 762-3233 or online at Cactus Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

August 11
(Repeats August 18, 25)….Silent Wings Monday Matinee - After the Japanese attack on the American naval fleet at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the U.S. was thrust into World War II from that day, until the Fall of 1945, and everyday life across the country was dramatically altered. People in the U.S. grew increasingly dependent on radio reports for news of the fighting overseas and popular entertainment was viewed as an escapist outlet that allowed Americans brief respites from war worries. Throughout World War II, American moviegoers were treated to a steady stream of war-related programming. The movie-going experience included a newsreel, which lasted approximately 10 minutes, and was loaded with images and accounts of recent battles, followed by an animated cartoon. While many of these cartoons were entertainingly escapist, some comically caricatured the enemy. Among these titles were “Der Fuehrer’s Face” (1943) starring Donald Duck, “Confessions of a Nutsy Spy” (1943) with Bugs Bunny and “Daffy the Commando” (1943) with Daffy Duck. As for the main program, movie theaters showed non-war-related dramas, comedies, mysteries and Westerns; however, a significant segment of feature films dealt directly with the war. For the Matinee, the Silent Wings Museum will be showing a series of cartoon shorts that were shown during World War II. Following the movie patrons are encouraged to stay for a post-matinee discussion about life on the home front during the war and take a guided tour of the Combat Gallery and the Interactive Space set up to resemble a WWII war zone. There will also be an educational children’s activity station available.

Regular admission rates apply:
General Admission: $5.00; Senior Citizens (60+): $3.00
Children 7-17: $2.00; Students (with college ID): $2.00
Children 6 and Under: FREE; Museum Members: FREE
Active Duty Military (in uniform): FREE Groups of 10 or more please call (806) 775-3331
1 p.m. Doors Open
1:30 p.m. Matinee
2:15 p.m. Q&A and Guided Tour
2:45 p.m. Educational Children’s Activity
3:30 p.m. Museum Closes
Silent Wings Museum Theater, 6202 N. I-27 (Exit 9); 1 – 3:30 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! This weekly summer promotion invites 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....

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?


Rosa H. of Lubbock

or 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 using the fun phrase"Nothing Finer Than an Ocean Liner" as your subject title.

The Question: The Titanic was bound for New York. But there were two other stops along the way. What were these two stops?

The deadline for this contest is Friday (tomorrow!) by noon and the winner will be contacted later that vouchers may be used this weekend.

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

Thanks...and good luck to all!

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