June 26, 2008


June 26...."Walter's World of Pets"
- Children of all ages are invited to the public library for a program with pet store owner Ryan Blakely and some of his animals. Two shows today...with REVISED times since last week's announcement. Free admission tickets but seating is limited—first come, first served. Godeke Branch Library, 6601 Quaker Avenue. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

June 26....Empowering Women Luncheon - Bringing wonderfully talented women together in a welcoming, fun and yet professional atmosphere where they can connect and learn from each other while enjoying a nice lunch including dessert! Carrie Blair will be the speaker and the topic is "How is Your Net Working"? Lunch is $20. Bring a first time guest and she will eat for $15. RSVP to cblair@bwireless.net; Lubbock Club, 1500 Broadway, 14th floor. Lunch is served from 11:40 a.m. if you’d like to network. Program starts at noon and concludes at 1 p.m.

June 26....Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert Series -
Local favorites, the Kinky Wizards perform outdoors for your enjoyment this week. FREE admission for this series. Buddy Holly Center Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Avenue. 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.


June 27....Lamb County Centennial Tour and Celebration - Littlefield Lands / Duggan House Museum will sponsor a bus tour of Lamb County Historic Ranches and sites. The tour will leave at 10 a.m. from the museum in Littlefield located at 520 East Waylon Jennings Blvd. Places to be visited on the tour in include the Historic North Spade Ranch headquarters, the Spade Museum, the Triple Arrow Ranch, historic dugouts at Hart Camp, Olton Sand Crawl Museum, Olton Business District, Mashed O Ranch (the Spring Lake division on the XIT Ranch), Old Sudan Hotel, Historic district in Amherst. There are still seats left on the bus tour. $55 price includes the days guided tour on chartered bus, box lunch, Chuck Wagon Supper & musical entertainment by the Texas Hot Band. For tickets call Sheryl Jones, Executive Director, Littlefield Lands/Duggan House Museum at (806) 385-1125 or (806) 549-5956. There are other events planned for the evening including the presentation "Cowpokes on a Trail Drive" by Don Tumlinson and Owen Noble. The museum will have several activities planned for the kids: old-fashioned games like drop the handkerchief, red-rover, horseshoes, washer-pitching and a stick horse race.

June 27....Monster Hits of the 50's, 60's & 70's - Featuring the big hits of Little Richard, James Brown, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, The Eagles, The Beach Boys, Neil Diamond, Buddy Holly, Kenny Rogers and more! Starring Jason Fellers, Engelo Charles, Jeff McCreight, Brandon Gwinn and Sheena Fadeyi. Two hours of action packed nostalgia. Reserved Seat Tickets only $25/$20; Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


June 27-28.... Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Presents, "Singin’ in the Rain" - 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 27- 28....Monster Trucks - Tickets are $12 per person. For more information call 748-0750 or visit www.outlawmonstertrucks.com; Lubbock Motor Speedway, 114th and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; 8 p.m.


June 27-29....CritterFest '08 - Lubbock’s most popular annual animal event is back again. No where else in town can you get this close to tigers, alligators, buffalos, camels, giant tortoises, big snakes, and hundreds of other cool animals as the Science Spectrum literally turns into a zoo for the weekend. 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! Two new exciting shows will be featured, Rosaire’s Big Cat Encounters and Crocodile Encounters will headline the always popular animal entertainment. Rosaire’s Big Cat Encounters show features five trained Bengal tigers, including a rare white tiger, which will not only astound with their intelligence but teach 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:
Big Cat Encounters: 1 p.m., 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. daily (Exhibit Hall); Crocodile Encounters: 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. daily (Lower Level Café). Your ticket to CritterFest ‘08 not only includes viewing of all the amazing animals on display, up-close and personal seating to all of the exciting shows, but also includes regular museum admission. Tickets can only be purchased at the door each day of the event! Box office opens at 10:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. General admission tickets for CritterFest ’08: Adults: $9.00, Children (3-12): $7.00, Seniors (60+): $7.00. Combination tickets for CritterFest ‘08 & One Omni Film: Adults: $14.00, Children (3-12): $11.00, Seniors (60+): $11.00. Member Admission Prices for CritterFest ‘08 Shows: $3.00 per person, Under age 3 Free. Additional fees for animal feeding, rides, or photos may apply. For more event info call 806-745-2525, or visit www.sciencespectrum.org.; Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop 289, Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday: noon to 6 p.m.

June 27-29...."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. It is based on the “Frog and Toad” books by Arnold Lobel and directed by Joshua Aguirre. Ticket Prices: Adults $15 and Seniors/Students $10. Group and family rates available. For reservations or more info, 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. and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.


June 28....Littlefield Celebrations - Saturday activities in Littlefield, TX (located 38 miles northwest of Lubbock on Hwy. 84) will include a Waylon Jennings Birthday Bash (this county seat was the hometown of the country music legend). An arts & crafts show will continue throughout the day Saturday. A parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the Littlefield depot. A car show will take place at the high school softball field.


June 28-29....Silver Spur Trade Shows Gun & Blade Show - Admission $5.00 Adults, under 12 free. Active Military and NRA discounts with ID after 1st hour. For more information call 806-253-1322 or visit silverspurgunshows.com; Lubbock Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

June 28-29....Texas' Last Frontier Heritage Celebration & Texas Buffalo Soldier Living History Encampment
- 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 an American Junior Rodeo Association (AJRA) rodeo, a downtown parade, gospel and patriotic singing groups, a live country music band and dancing for the entire family, and an outdoor Sunday morning community worship service followed by a barbecue and soul food dinner. Tour an authentic Texas Buffalo Soldier camp--brought to you by the Texas Buffalo Soldier Living History Program. On Saturday afternoon, everyone is invited to attend a special dedication ceremony for a new Texas State Historical Marker documenting the "Buffalo Soldier Tragedy of 1877" and related military headstones honoring the four soldiers who perished in this fateful expedition on Texas' Last Frontier in the summer of 1877. For more information contact Dorothy Barker at jodaphi1@windstream.net or (806) 266-5484. www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/CC/hcc13.html; Cochran County Park, Morton, Texas. Starts 10 a.m. on Saturday.


June 29....Buffalo Springs Lake Ironman 70.3 / Tri-Raider Triathlon - For more information visit http://www.buffalospringslaketriathlon.com; Buffalo Springs Lake, 5 miles southeast of Lubbock, Texas, East 50th St. (FM 835), 6:30 a.m.

June 29....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. A kids march is always included in every performance. Free admission. Wagner Park, 26th and Flint. 8 p.m.

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This Week's Ticket Contest...
We will be giving away a family four-pack (4 tickets!) to Friday night's Cactus Theater production of Monster Hits of the '50s, '60s & '70s. To enter the contest, simply send your contact information to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com with the words "Cactus Friday Night" in the subject line. This is another quick giveaway and we'll need to notify the winner tonight or early tomorrow morning...so hurry with those entries. Deadline for submission is 9 p.m. tonite. Hurry!


July 3....2nd Annual Vintage Township Independence Celebration - The time to let your hair down, throw on a swimsuit and sunscreen and make your way to Founder’s Park is 5:30 p.m.-- to begin getting ready to watch and let your children participate in the “Wheels and Thrills” Kids Parade which begins at 6 p.m. Decorate your stroller, wagon or bicycle for a colorful parade around the park—headed by Uncle Sam himself. Around 7 p.m. begins the Beach Blast Water Fun. There will be blow-up slides and jumpers, a dunking machine, and water balloon slingshots, as well as fresh watermelon and lemonade—all for an afternoon of safe summer fun and a big beach blast. Hamburgers and ice cream will be available for purchase. The evening ends with an award ceremony for the best Kids Parade decorations. For more info call 771-1117 or visit vintagetownship.com; Vintage Township Founder's Park, 114th and south Quaker Avenue, 5:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.

July 4....4th on Broadway Festival - Annual free, outdoor family event held on July 4th. Since it's birth 15 years ago, it has been classified as "The largest Free Festival in Texas." The day will begin with the McDougal Companies Parade at 9:00 a.m. traveling from Ave Q west down Broadway onto the Texas Tech Campus. After the parade concludes the Wells Fargo Street Fair will begin along Broadway until 4:00 p.m. There will be 9 music stages featuring over 50 artists, a kid's area with all kinds of activities including an art contest, space walks, a rock climbing wall, a spider wall, train rides, face painting and arts and crafts. The street will be filled with vendors selling a variety of food, sweets and merchandise. At 4:30 p.m. you will want to move to Mackenzie Park, were the Celebration continues. The Plains Capital Bank Evening Concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. featuring Lubbock music legends Mac Davis and Richie McDonald, formerly of Lonestar. The evening will conclude with the Gandy's Fireworks Extravaganza with music accompanied by the Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra at dark. This concert is free to the public but Premier Seating is available for the Evening Concert. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at any Select-A-Seat location. For more information call 806- 749- 2929 or visit www.broadwayfestivals.com. Early Settler's Luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.

July 7-11, 14-18....High School Musical Camp - Disney's High School Musical is the final production of Hub Performing Arts School's Super Stars Theatre Camp. Two week day camp (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.each day) will have campers working on acting, singing and dancing and preparing a final performance for the community of High School Musical. Performances will be on the 18th & 19th. Registration forms and information can be found at www.hubperformingarts.com or by calling 795-7344.

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