June 12, 2008


June 12....Children's Concert - Children’s singer Andy Mason will be performing at the Lubbock Public Libraries on June 11 and 12. Andy is a guitarist/singer/songwriter from Clovis, New Mexico. His repertoire includes cover versions and original songs like “Everybody Likes Pizza.”
Branch locations and times:
Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street Thursday, June 12, 10:30 a.m.
Godeke Branch Library, 6601 Quaker Thursday, June 12, 2 p.m.

June 12.... Summer Showcase Concert Series -
Kyle Park will be performing this week. Admission to this popular weekly music series is free. Buddy Holly Center Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Avenue. 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.


June 13....Parent’s Night - Parents, here's a rare chance to "take the night off!" Kids ages 6-12 will participate in games, crafts and so much more for just $10/child! Dinner is included! Take the night off, you deserve it. For more information, call Alicia Perkins at 767-3706; Hodges Community Center, 41st Street and University Avenue, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Upcoming Parent’s Night Out dates to remember: July 11th, August 1st, September 5th.

June 13....Centennial Cotton Ball - Country swing band Asleep at the Wheel, led by Ray Benson, will headline the concert portion of this event. Full event includes a dinner catered by Cagle Steaks in the Civic Center Banquet Hall. $1,020.00 (Table Of 8), $157.50 single ticket. Call 749-2009 for details; concert takes place in the Exhibit Hall at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. Dinner portion of the event at 6:15 p.m.; concert 8:00 p.m.


June 13-14.... Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Presents, "Singin’ in the Rain" (Opening weekend) - Based on the 1952 MGM film starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor & Debbie Reynolds. The show includes show-stopping dances Singin’ in the Rain and Make ‘em Laugh. Tickets available at the gate and all Select-a-Seat outlets, toll free by phone at 800-735-
1288; locally at (806) 770-2000; or online at www.selectaseatlubbock.com. The amphitheatre is an outdoor venue with paved paths, night-time lighting and grassy terraces. Ticketholders are welcome to bring a picnic dinner and lawn chairs or a picnic blanket. A wheelchair ramp, concessions and restrooms are available on-site. For a complete listing of the summer musicals lineup, detailed ticket info and more, click HERE. Wells Fargo Amphitheatre (413 East Broadway) in Mackenzie Park, near the Broadway entrance to the South Plains Fairgrounds. Gates open at 7 p.m. and performances begin at 8 p.m.


June 13-15...."A Year With Frog and Toad" - This musical for the whole family is set in the world of Frog and Toad and is a beautiful tale that shows friendship and the love of the world through song and story with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale. Based on the “Frog and Toad” books by Arnold Lobel and directed by Joshua Aguirre. Tickets: Adults $15 and Seniors/Students $10. Group and family rates available. For reservations or for more information, contact Lubbock Community Theatre director Jay C. Brown at 806.749.2416 or lct@amaonline.com. Visit the LCT website at www.lubbockcommunitytheatre.org.; Boston Avenue Playhouse, 42nd and Boston. Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

June 13-15...."Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" - An adaptation of the Lewis Carrol book, directed by Heather Rushing. Adults: $12.00, children (12 and under): $8.00, student, senior, and group rate: $10.00. For more information call 806-495-4005; Garza Theatre, 226 East Main Street, Post, TX, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m.


June 14....Healthy Lubbock Day - The Garrison Institute on Aging Healthy Lubbock Initiative invites you to participate in a day of fun events such as paddle boats, a climbing wall, bike rodeo and bike safety (be sure to bring your own bike), sports bouncer, spinning bikes, exercise demos and prizes, helicopter. Health screenings for all ages such as body composition, cholesterol, spinal, pulmonary, child seat safety, fall prevention, and much more. Maxey Park and Community Center; 4020 30th, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

June 14....Daddy & Daughter Tea Party
- Come and enjoy a special morning with your little girl. Daddies and little girls will participate in pictures, activities and giggles for just $10/couple. Delicate sugar cookies and cake for two will accompany two types of tea for tasting. This will truly be full of memories to cherish for years to come. Hodges Community Center is now accepting reservations for the Daddy & Daughter Tea Party. For more information, please call Alicia Perkins at 767-3706; Hodges Community Center, 41st Street and University Avenue., 11 a.m. - Noon.

June 14....The #1 Hits of the 70's - From Neil Diamond to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to the Jackson 5, the incredible All Star Cactus cast presents a tribute to some of the greatest music of the '70s legends. Featuring Jason Fellers, Brandon Gwinn, Sheena Fadeyi, Jeff McCreight, Billy McClaran, and amazing 11 year old Andi Kitten of the Cactus Cuties. Reserved seat tickets only $25.00; Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue, 7:30 p.m.


June 14-15....Lavender Ranch Open Field Days - Pick your own lavender in the heart of West Texas at Joyce Lavender Ranch! Walk among the blooms. Cut your own bouquets of beautiful, fragrant lavender. Enjoy a ranch style lunch barbeque and sip lavender lemonade under the mesquites. Bring the wonder home by selecting from our hand-crafted collection of West Texas lavender scented luxuries. Enjoy a beautiful, scenic drive amidst fields of wildflowers, windmills, and grazing cattle. Admission is free. Visit www.joycelavender.com for more information or call 325.673-7431. Joyce Lavender Ranch is a historic Scurry County ranch located just a 1.5 hour drive from Lubbock. Saturdays from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.


June 15....Westwinds Brass Band Concert - Old-fashioned concert in the park, with players ranging in age from late teens to early '90s. Performed are a wide variety of songs including patriotic and varied musical selections. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the performance in the summer evening with your friends. Kids march included. Admission free. Wagner Park, 26th and Flint. Starts promptly at 8 p.m.

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Ticket Drawing for Tomorrow Night!

This week we'll give away four (4) tickets to see western swing group Asleep at the Wheel TOMORROW night at the Civic Center Exhibit Hall. This is a 4-pack of tickets for the concert only (does not include the dinner beforehand). The cut off date for entries is TONIGHT at midnight so that we may notify the winner and get the tickets distributed quickly. To enter the random drawing for these two tickets, email us at info@lubbockfunclub.com with the words "Cotton Ball" in the subject line. Be sure to include your phone number. Get your entries in quick and good luck!

Our Recent Ticket Winners...
Our ticket winner for last week's Desserts First event was Kema S.
This week's winners of tickets for Singin' in the Rain tickets were Holly N. and Brad and Shanna S. Congrats to all of you!


June 16 - 19....Petting Zoo - Children of all ages are invited to the public library to meet animals from Kenny’s Korral. This event will be held outdoors. Tickets are not required. Dates and times are as follows:
Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street Monday, June 16, 10 a.m.
Godeke Branch Library, 6601 Quaker Tuesday, June 17, 10 a.m.
Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Dr. Weds., June 18, 10 a.m.
Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street Thursday, June 19, 10 a.m.

June 19....Singles Outing - The SOS group will be getting together to bowl. The final cost will depend on the number that show up, but somewhere around $7. RSVP to info@lubbockfunclub.com by June 18; South Plains Bowl (5150 - 69th), 7 p.m.

June 20 - 22....Lubbock Peddler Show - Offers shoppers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that can't be duplicated. Whether you're looking for personalized designs, creative gifts or unique jewelry, the Peddler Show has it all. It’s the perfect street of shops-customized just for you. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors 65+, children under 12 are free. Admission good all weekend; Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, Friday, 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday , 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

June 27-29....CritterFest '08 - Lubbock’s most popular annual animal event is back again. Awesome and amazing animal acts, as well as the extremely popular petting zoo, pony rides, and cow milking demonstrations, along with hundreds of other animals on display continue to make this event a hit for the whole family! For more event information the public may call 806-745-2525, or visit www.sciencespectrum.org.; Science Spectrum, 2579 South Loop 289, Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday: 12 noon to 6 p.m.

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