June 23, 2016


June 23….2016 Summer Showcase Series - The Buddy Holly Center is gearing up for another summer of music and fun with the 2016 Summer Showcase Concert Series. This week, local talent Patricia Vonne plays Latin Roots Rock. Summer Showcase 2016 is free to the public. There will be a cash bar, food and beverages available for purchase. Please, no outside beverages are allowed. Performances are every Thursday evening from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Meadows Courtyard, 1810 Crickets Avenue.

June 23….Richie McDonald “Live and Unplugged” - Richie McDonald has long been one of country music's most accomplished and wide-ranging talents. Recognized as one of country's best singers and a polished and engaging entertainer, McDonald is the face and voice of Lonestar, ranked among the genre's preeminent groups. As one of the industry's most successful songwriters, he has penned some of the era's most memorable songs and earned a mantle full of awards and nominations. The list of accomplishments McDonald brings is among music's most noteworthy. His is the voice behind songs like "Amazed," "Smile" and "No News" and the pen behind songs like "My Front Porch Looking In" and "Let Them Be Little." He has earned six gold and platinum albums, several CMA and ACM awards as well as BMI awards for songwriting. In writing and singing "I'm Already There," he was responsible for a song embraced so warmly by the military and their families it became an unofficial anthem for U.S. troops serving the Middle East. 100% if the proceeds from ticket sales benefit The Texas Boys Ranch. To reserve tickets cal Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or visit http://www.ticketsage.com/. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Ln; 7 p.m.

June 23, 24, 25, 26….Critterfest ’16 - Lubbock’s most popular annual animal event is back again this June. Nowhere else in town can you see lions, tigers, elephants, alligators, crocodiles, camels, a kangaroo, giant tortoises, big snakes, and tons of other cool animals as the Science Spectrum literally turns into a Zoo for four days. Awesome and amazing animal acts, as well as the extremely popular petting zoo, pony and horse rides, along with many of other animals on display continue to make this event a hit for the whole family! Two exciting shows will be featured at this year’s CritterFest. Close Encounters of the Exotic Kind and Crocodile Encounters will headline the always popular animal entertainment. Close Encounters of the Exotic Kind is a returning act from several years ago that features both African lions and tigers. This show will not only astound you with these big cats’ intelligence, but teaches important lessons about conserving the World’s endangered species. Crocodile Encounters is an educational reptile show that will introduce you to live American alligators and Nile crocodiles in order to educate the public about conserving these often misunderstood animals.
Schedule of Daily Showtimes:

Close Encounters of the Exotic Kind: 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 pm daily (Exhibit Hall)
Crocodile Encounters: 2:00 and 4:00 pm daily (Lower Level Café)
Your ticket to CritterFest not only includes viewing of all the amazing animals on display and getting up close and personal seating to all of the exciting shows, but even includes regular Museum admission. The Science Spectrum Museum is home to Lubbock’s only public Aquarium Exhibition, Texas Alive: the Brazos River Journey!, a 6000 square foot permanent exhibit with both fresh and saltwater fish and other native Texas animals.

Tickets for CritterFest ‘16 can only be purchased at the door each day of the event! Box office opens at 10:00am daily.

General Admission Ticket rates for CritterFest ’16:
Adults: $12.50
Children (3-12): $10.00
Seniors (60+): $10.00
Museum Member Admission Prices for CritterFest ’16 Shows:
$4.50 Adults
$3.50 Children
*Children 2 and under receive free event admission.
**Additional fees for animal feeding, rides, or photos will apply.
For more event information call 806-745-2525, or visit www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m.- 6 p.m

June 24….Covenant Health Presents A Tribute to the Eagles - The timeless music of the country-rock supergroup lives on - as the Cactus house band gives their signature treatment to each and every favorite. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to purchase tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

June 24 - 25….Moonlight Musicals Presents: “Seussical” - To begin their 11th summer season, Moonlight Musicals is happy to announce their upcoming production of the charming Dr. Seuss-inspired tale, “Seussical”. The story centers around the tale of Horton the elephant and his quest to protect the dust-speck of Whoville and the Whos who live there. Narrated by the Cat in the Hat, “Seussical” will entertain all ages and keep you laughing for days, while also showing the potent powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community. Picnics and coolers welcome! For tickets visit Select-A-Seat at http://www.ticketsage.com/ or call (806) 770-2000. Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre, 413 East Broadway; Gates open at 7 p.m., and the performance begins at 8 p.m FRIDAY through SUNDAY

June 24 - 26….Woodystock / Ironman 70.3 at Buffalo Springs Lake - This weekend at Buffalo Springs Lake: The Ironman Triathlon is June 25th and 26th Begins at 7 a.m. each day, spectators are welcome with gate fee. Woodystock is June 24th and 25th There will be live music, activities for children, and food vendors. The event raises money for local burn victims. Held at the Meadow Stage. Music begins at 5:30pm on Friday they will begin with acoustic acts then... Brian Findley and the Hillbillies , Dix Hat Band, and The Rocket Scientist. Music begins at noon on Saturday and it will also start with acoustic acts...then Lies Camera Aktion, The Jamholers, Wade Parks Band, Mike-O-Waves, Cash Taylor, Reverend Al and the Pythons Tye Dye Haze, and The Rocket Scientist. Cost to attend is just the entrance fee for Buffalo Springs Lake. Cost to attend is just the gate admission:$8 general public age 11-65; $2 seniors age 65 and older; $3 children age 6-11; children age 5 and younger are free. Buffalo Springs Lake, 9999 High Meadow Road.

June 24 – 26....Texas’ Last Frontier Heritage Celebration
- Step back into the early life and times on Texas' far western frontier! Join in a variety of events throughout the weekend celebrating Cochran County's western frontier heritage including touring an authentic Texas Buffalo Soldier camp and cheering on your favorite team at a free vintage baseball game with the Buffalo Soldiers vs. "I Beat Pete" Christy-KCBD-TV team Friday evening at 5 p.m. at the Morton ISD field. On Saturday follow the crowds to a downtown parade in Morton featuring a kids' "Decorate Your Bike" Contest and "Love My Ride" Motorcycle and Car Show, floats, antique tractors, motorcycles & ATVs, and horseback riders, followed by an exciting car burn-out contest. Then come to the county park to enjoy a talent show highlighting local musicians, Buffalo Soldier and Native American history, a flintknapping/arrowhead making demonstration, a brisket cookoff to benefit MYR KIDS young riders organization, young ladies' prairie tea, a fantastic car and motorcycle show, summer water sports, bingo and domino games, kids' chalk drawing contest, and a variety of food and craft vendors--among other festivities! Saturday night mosey on over to the Cochran County Rodeo Arena for an exciting MYR KIDS Play Day! On Sunday morning join in a community worship service in the park sponsored by the Cochran County Ministerial Alliance, followed by a delicious Sunday dinner. No overall admission fee. $1.00 fee at gate for MYR KIDS Play Day. For more information visit Texas' Last Frontier Historical Museum on Facebook (www.facebook.com/texaslastfrontier). Cochran County Park (1.2 miles east of TX Hwy. 214 on FM 1780), Morton, TX.


June 25….Lubbock Downtown Farmer’s Market - Held each Saturday, June through October, this unique gathering of area producers, specialty food and beverage providers and select artisans specializing in homegrown or homemade. Held in the Depot District area, this weekly event has become a highlight of the summer months and offers something for everyone. Support your local growers and be part of the "locally produced" movement. CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! Looking for people who would like to be a market ambassador! duties include: answering questions, getting people to sign-up for email updates, selling LDFM bags and just welcoming people to the market. Work one Saturday or as many as you like. 8:30 a.m. – noonish. Please email lauradennyanderson@gmail.com, comment or send a message if you are interested & we will contact you with instructions on how to apply! Be there at 9 a.m. – produce is available until vendors sell out! Tornado Gallery,1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.

June 25….The Roundtable presents: Sue Jones - Coordination of National Ranching Heritage Center: "If the Walls Could Talk" - Our luncheons are held at Hillcrest Country Club 4011 N Boston Ave, Lubbock. North on University past State Living Facility to Newcomb, left for about 4 blocks and you will come to the entrance of the Hillcrest Country Club at Boston and Newcomb. Meeting Format: People arrive about 11 a.m. to start registering, pay for lunch and some socializing. Food service starts at 11:15 followed by introductions and announcements at 11:30.The speaker will start about 11:50 and be finished with the program and questions from the audience by 1 p.m. The public is invited. Lunch/attendance is fifteen dollars ($15) per person. Limited menu includes beverage and dessert. There are no membership fees or dues associated with attending the functions. Any extra monies that you would like to contribute will go towards the speakers lunch and towards our Honors College Scholarship fund at Tech. Our Saturday luncheons are a great way to (1) learn more about current global/US/Texas/Lubbock issues and events, (2) meet other people in area who may become lifetime friends (3) feel more at home in Lubbock. Most wear business or business-casual attire. No RSVP is necessary. Show up whenever your schedule allows, feel free to bring a guest(s) and email this invitation to anyone you think might be interested. For more information email Marie Evans at this address: mevans1398@aol.com.

June 25….Print Saturdays: "Make Your Own Coloring Book"
- Cost: $5.00 per coloring book. Print Saturdays are events for visitors of all levels of artistic skill to gain hands on experience by creating their own prints. During these print workshops, dedicated print studio staff members teach participants screen printing; letterpress; stationary making; and block printing. No pre-registration required. These are casual come and go workshops, so feel free to bring friends and family of all ages! Print Saturdays in June will take place at the Helen DeVitt Jones Print Studio at CASP located at 1106 5th Street, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m

June 25….6th Annual Butterfly Release - The Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center (GAC) and Lubbock Memorial Arboretum will host its 6th Annual Butterfly Release located in the beautiful gardens behind the GAC, is free and open to the public. Activities will include: butterfly and ladybug related crafts, games, and music. The evening will conclude with the release of butterflies and ladybugs. The Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Ave; 5 - 7 p.m.

June 25….Shallowater’s "Day at the Park" - There will be a "Day at the Park" to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Splash Pad in Young City Park in Shallowater, TX. This event is free and will feature games, music, and fun. The Splash Pad will open early and the celebration festivities run from 5 – 8 p.m. Concession stands will be open for food sales. Music to the Maxx will be there along with the Bodywork’s rock wall and spider climber as well as a Fireman vs. Policeman tug o war at 6 p.m.. The splash pad will be opening early that day. For more info, contact: Stacy @ flieller1970@gmail.com or the Shallowater City Hall. Young City Park in Shallowater, TX (just off the Clovis Hwy on Ave. Q in Shallowater); 5 - 8 p.m.

June 25….Enchanted Connection Prom Kickoff - Enchanted Connection is a new ministry in town that is collecting formal wear for men and women that wouldn't be able to attend their formal occasions without our help. We will be collecting formal wear this year to be able to distribute next year to those who are in need. The kick off will include a silent auction, crowning of prom king and queen and best dressed. Perfect Mommy/son-Daddy/Daughter date night! More info can be found at facebook.com/enchantedconnection or email, shontal@connectlubbock.org. Connect Church, 13101 US Hwy 87; 6 - 8 p.m.

June 25….Maines Brothers Band: Celebrating 50 years of Music - To celebrate 50 years of making music, all the original members of The Maines Brothers Band are back together for a one-night only concert singing their favorite hits including "Break the Fall" and "Amarillo Highway." Ticket prices: $45 below the breezeway (excluding service fee) and $35 above the breezeway (excluding service fee). To reserve tickets cal Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or visit http://www.ticketsage.com/. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Ln; 7 p.m.

June 25….An Evening of Fleetwood Mac - A tribute to one of rock's greatest ensemble groups - featuring Amber Pennington and LTRM. You'll be truly amazed at the vocal prowess and faithful delivery that Cactus favorite Amber Pennington brings to the stage. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to purchase tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

June 26 (also, new programs July 3, 10, 17)….Westwinds Brass Band Summer Concerts in the Park - During the summer the Westwinds Brass Band presents a series of seven “Concerts in the Park” in Lubbock on Sunday evenings in June and July. Attendees to these free concerts bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy an “old fashioned concert in the park.” These concerts feature a completely new program for each concert. Included on these concerts are traditional band favorites, marches, patriotic selections, and a soloist for each concert. Another highlight of the program is the “kids march,” where kids of all ages march around the concert area and are awarded “goodies” at the end. Wagner Park, 26th and Flint; 8 p.m.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....
June 28….Possible Adventures Storytelling Camp
June 28….Possible Adventures Improv Camp
July 8-9….Moonlight Children’s Theatre: “Into The Woods Jr.”
July 8-9….Moonlight Musicals:: “The Pirates of Penzance”

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