June 1, 2017


June 1….Buddy Holly Summer Showcase Series - This week Mikayla Griffin plays Americana/Pop/Country. Summer Showcase 2017 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 1….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at Cantina Laredo. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! Please RSVP by email to: sossingles45@yahoo.com or call Robbie at 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 at Cantina Laredo, 114 W. Loop 289 (By Alamo Drafthouse); 6:30 p.m.


June 2….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. The trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District from 6 to 9 p.m.

June 2….The Art of Wonder Woman: An Artist Collective Gallery - Since 1941, Wonder Woman has been a warrior for the innocent and fighter for Justice. Her impact in pop culture is significant and this June, we have gathered artists of all types to make pieces dedicated to the Amazonian Princess herself. To celebrate the release of her first movie, each artist will be doing a Wonder Woman themed art piece based off her long history and the role model she has become for people everywhere. The reception will be June 2nd, 6-9 pm during the First Friday Art Trail. Paintings will be available for purchase and the gallery will run the whole month. Star Books & Comics, 916 16th St; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

June 2…West Texas Watercolor Society 2017 Spring / Summer Show - The Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center (GAC) will host a reception for the opening of West Texas Watercolor Society 2017 Spring / Summer Show. The West Texas Watercolor Society Exhibit is composed of approximately 100 water media artists from primarily the West Texas area. These talented artists utilize watercolor and acrylic media in a variety of styles to create beautiful art works from the abstract to photorealistic. In addition to displaying and selling their work, artists will be competing for merit awards as judged by artist Tina Fuentes. Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Ave; 6 – 9 p.m.

June 2….Classic Rock: Tribute to Boston, Heart and Kansas - Join us for a rockin' Friday night as the Cactus pays tribute to three of the great classic rock acts of all time! If you want to see truly great local talent, come out and hear the amazing vocal talents of Jeff McCreight, Jason Fellers Bethany Longoria and Amber Pennington. All are backed by The Rhythm Machine, comprised of Tony Garcia on drums; Ross Raedeke on bass; Mark Paden, rhythm guitar; Jacob Nalle, electric guitar; and bandleader Johannes Bjerregaard, keyboard. You'll hear the mega-hits from Boston including "More Than A Feeling", "Amanda", "Rock & Roll Band" and "Don't Look Back" - just to name a few. We'll recount the biggest hits from Heart - including "Barracuda", "What About Love", "Even It Up" and "Crazy On You". And we'll channel the best of the group Kansas - and their greatest, including "Dust In the Wind", "Carry On Wayward Son", "Point Of No Return" and more. Reserved floor seats $20; reserved standard balcony seats $15. Box office open daily 3:00-5:30 pm or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly: 7:30 p.m.


June 3….Pee Wee Fishing Tournament - It is time to bring your little ones out to Buffalo Springs Lake to join our annual Pee Wee Fishing Tournament. Fishing license are not required for anyone on this day because it is a free fishing day through Texas Parks and Wildlife. (There will be a gate entry fee for adults, $10) This event is free for children 11 and under. Children 11 and under will receive free gate entry to participate in the fishing tournament (7:30am - 9:00am). Gate entry for adults is $10. Registration begins at Buffalo Bay Marina at 8:00am. The tournament begins at 9:00 am and ends at 11:00 am. Participants will receive a free T-shirt (while supplies last). Prizes will be awarded for each age group. Age groups: 5 and Under, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10-11

1. One fishing pole per participant
2. All fish must be caught on a fishing pole by hand
3. Kids over 5 years old must land fish by his/her self. Parents can help the child with bait and give instruction but please allow each child to fish on their own as much as possible.
4. Any bait or lure allowed
5. First come first served, please respect other kid’s spots
6. Fishing from bank or dock only, anywhere on the lake
7. Fish must be at the turn-in by 11:00am or earlier
8. Fish must be alive at weigh in to qualify
9. Decisions by event staff are final
10. State of Texas Fishing Rules and Regulations apply
11. Practice allowed any time prior to tournament day
12. This is an individual tournament - No combing catches
13. Catch and Release Tournament
Buffalo Springs Lake at 9999 High Meadow Road; 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

June 3….Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market - The first market of the 2017 season is here! Visit the Downtown Farmers Market Saturday, June 3rd at 19th and Buddy Holly Ave from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a taste of downtown Lubbock, and the finest in local produce, meat, dairy, cheese. baked goods and arts. The full 2017 market season will be every Saturday from June 3rd to October 28th from 9 a.m. until the vendors sell out. For more information visit http://lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com/. We look forward to seeing you every Saturday at the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market at 19th Street & Buddy Holly Ave.

June 3….Caprock Corvette Club Charity Car Show
- Every summer, Caprock Corvette Club holds a benefit car show with all proceeds going to charity. Formed in 2004 with the intent to bring together fellow Corvette enthusiasts and to be of service to the community, this non-profit club made their first donation to a local charity that same year. All Corvettes are welcome to participate! There is a class for each generation of Corvettes, as well as the additional classes of People’s Choice, Daily Driver, Convertible, and Best of Show. Registration is $25 per car. Show participants will judge the entries. There will be lots of awards, door prizes, and good music! Bring the entire family to see the “cool cars.” Spectators are free! The show will take place “rain or shine.” Restrooms, food, and shade are available. Caprock Corvette Club President Mike Wragg says “We are a Car Club with a passion for everything Corvette as well as a sense of service for the community in which we live.”For more information go to www.caprockcorvetteclub.com or call Mike Wragg at 806-790-8297. Drug Emporium Parking Lot, 82nd & Slide Road; Registration at 9 a.m., Show 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

June 3….Ballet in the Park - Parks and Recreation and Ballet Lubbock are pleased to host the first-ever Ballet in the Park at 10 a.m. every Saturday in June beginning on June 3, 2017. This open air, outdoor fitness class for ages 7-adult is designed to introduce and nurture students in the art of dance. Come ready to tendu, jump and stretch to classical composers and maybe some rock and roll too. Wear comfortable shoes and seasonally appropriate clothing that you can dance in. We suggest bringing a small towel, water and sunscreen. Special thanks to Marcos Antonio Vasquez for leading Ballet in the Park. Youth under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. This event will be held at Maxey Park in the grassy area to the left of the Maxey Community Center building. Admission is free. For more information, call the center at (806) 767-3796. Maxey Community Center is located at 4020 30th Street.

June 3….Sounds of West Texas - This unique concert is one for the whole family, with fun jingles, and door prizes for lucky audience members. This show will feature fantastic local talent performing a mix of classic songs in country, pop nostalgia, folk, and rhythm & blues. There will be some patriotic music with a special tribute to our military, with some touching moments, and special guests to be presented. The emcee will be Billy Don Hampton and performers on the show will be: Larry Allen, Kaci Brice, Steve Burrus, Brenda Hopkins, Mike Huffman, Jay Lemon, Darryl Lippe, Donnetta Lippe, Donnie Martin, Johnny Richardson, Jordan Sheets, Tatum Sheets, Betty Smith, Keith Smith, John Schmitz, Baxter Vaughan, Mark Wallney, Rick Ward, Terry Westbrook, Steve Williams, and special guests representing each war since World War II. There will be reserved seating only. Tickets are $20 or $15 and can be purchased online (by clicking on the exact seats wanted and purchasing right then) at the Cactus Theater website: cactustheater.com or can be purchased at Cactus Theater box office by phone-(806.762.3233), or in person. The box office is open 3:00-5:30 pm M-Th and 3:00-9:00 on Fri and Sat (when shows are going on.) Tickets may also be purchased at the door the night of the concert. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; The doors will open at 6:15, there will be some door prizes at 6:45, and this classic music concert will begin at 7 p.m.

June 3, 4, 6….Silent Wings Museum: 73rd Anniversary of D-Day - The Silent Wings Museum in Lubbock, Texas will commemorate the 73rd anniversary of D-Day on Saturday, June 3, Sunday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 6, for three days of events, honoring the sacrifices made by the Allied forces on the shores of Normandy, France during a critical moment in the War in Europe. We invite the community to join us for this yearly, family-friendly event. Activities throughout the weekend include screenings of the documentary D-Day Remembered, vintage WWII aircraft and vehicles on display, living history groups and children’s activities. All aircraft will fly-in and be on display as weather permits. This event is open to the public, free of charge.

Saturday, June 3rd
Museum Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
10:00 am Museum opens free to the public
Air Force B-25 Devil Dog flies in
PT-26 & AT-19 aircraft in British colors fly in
L-2 & L-3 Aircraft fly in (weather permitting)
Ricky’s Auto Repair – Vintage Jeeps
US 1st Infantry Division Living History Group
Abilene Axis and Allies Living History Group
325th Glider Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Living History Group
Children’s activities throughout the day
10:30 am Showing of Documentary, D-Day Remembered (replays every hour until 4:00 pm)

Sunday, June 4th - Museum Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
10:00 am Museum opens free to the public
Air Force B-25 Devil Dog on display
PT-26 & AT-19 aircraft in British colors on display
L-2 & L-3 Aircraft fly on display
Ricky’s Auto Repair – Vintage Jeeps
US 1st Infantry Division Living History Group
Abilene Axis and Allies Living History Group
325th Glider Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Living History Group
Children’s activities throughout the day
10:30 am Showing of Documentary, D-Day Remembered (replays every hour until 4:00 pm)
3:00 pm Air Force B-25 Devil Dog departs

Tuesday, June 6th - Museum Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am Museum open to the public free of charge
Showing of Documentary, D-Day Remembered (replays every hour until 4:00 pm).

All activities take place at Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. I-27.

June 4….Sunday Concerts at The Park - Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnics to Wagner Park and listen to the Westwind Brass Band every Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. beginning June 4, 2017. Additional concerts will be held at 8:00 p.m. on June 11, 18, and 25, and on July 2, 9 and 16. Enjoy these free concerts for all ages and experience music out under the West Texas sky in this neighborhood park. A special thank you to the Westwind Brass Band for their commitment to bringing music to the people of Lubbock every summer. Wagner Park is located at 26th Street and Flint Avenue.
Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: Which Texas musician is credited with creating the "guit-steel" instrument...a combination of electric guitar and steel guitar?

Answer: Junior Brown

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This Week's Trivia Question....

For this week's contest, the winner will receive two (2) tickets to the Sounds of West Texas concert this Saturday, June 3 at the Cactus Theater.

To win these tickets, correctly answ er the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase "5-Star Review" as your subject title.

The Question:
Which U.S. president - having once served as commander of the United States army - was posthumously awarded the rank of 5-star General over 100 years after his death?

The deadline for this contest is this Friday (tomorrow) at noon and the winner will be contacted shortly thereafter.

Please provide a daytime phone number where we may contact you if you are the winne
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Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

June 5-10….Lubbock Adult Activity Center Arts & Craft Show
June 10....The Roundtable presents: Kody Bessent

June 17….West Texas 1st Annual 5v5 & Skills Soccer Tourney
June 22, 23, 24, 25….Critterfest ’17 at The Science Spectrum
June 24….Connect Church Garage Sale

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