August 7, 2008


August 7...."SOS" Singles Monthly Dinner - Plan to join the Lubbock Fun Club singles group for the monthly dinner. Everyone pays their own tab...simply come for a great time meeting and visiting with new and old friends alike. An enjoyable time for all and highly-anticipated by many who make it a "must-do" event each month. Logan's Roadhouse, 6251 Slide Road; 7 p.m.


August 8....Science Spectrum's Annual Family Camp-In - The once a year special over-nighter at the Museum is back. Be one of the first to see the new film "Fly Me To The Moon" in the OMNI Theater. Enjoy awesome space science theme activities throughout the evening, a cook- out dinner, breakfast and even sleep in a tent inside the Museum. BYOPJ's. Registration required. Call 745-2525 ext. 234 for more information. Science Spectrum and Omni Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289; 6:30 p.m. Friday night to 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

August 8...."Fly Me To The Moon" Movie Premiere - Go along on the ultimate adventure with Nat, IQ, and Scooter, three tween-aged flies, who experience first hand the historic Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon. Soon to be a summer family favorite, this all new CGI animated film made specifically for IMAX, Large Format Theaters, and 3D Digital Theaters lets families and children take a front row seat as NASA astronauts “blast off” on the most historic space mission of all time. This G-rated family film in the style of many of the top “Hollywood produced” animated films blends a modern entertainment style with historically accurate details about one of the most important events of the 20th Century. Notable voices of many of the characters include Kelly Ripa, Christopher Lloyd, Tim Curry, Nicolette Sheridan, Ed Begley, Jr. and even a live action/animated cameo role by Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin as himself. General Admission Tickets: $8.00 Adults $6.50 Children (ages 3-12) $6.50 Seniors (60+). For additional information and images from the film, visit the website at:; Science Spectrum Omni Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289.


August 8-9....Cactus Cuties in Concert - So many of you are following the Cuties’ journey to stardom and have requested over and over to see them on the Cactus stage again. Here’s your chance to get an up-close look at the most promising vocal group in America. This production will run for two nights only, so get your tickets early. Reserved seat tickets are$35 and $25; Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

August 8-9.... Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Presents, "The Music Man" - Based on a story by Franklin Lacey, Professor Harold Hill likes a challenge and when the other salesmen on the train west tell him that Iowa is the biggest test of sales ability, he gets off at River City. Includes favorite songs: "Seventy Six Trombones", "Gary Indiana", and "Trouble in River City". Tickets available at the gate and at all Select-A-Seat outlets, by phone at 800-735-1288 or 806-770-2000 or at The amphitheatre is an outdoor venue with paved paths, nighttime 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. Wells Fargo Amphitheatre (413 East Broadway) in Mackenzie Park, near the Broadway Avenue entrance to the South Plains Fairgrounds. Gates open at 7 p.m.; show begins at 8 p.m.


August 9....YWCA Garage Sale - Find bargains and one-of-a-kind items. Sell your treasures and earn extra cash. Rent one 10' x 10' space for only $10. Rent one banquet table for only $5. Rent two 10' x 10' spaces, including one table, for only $20. Reserve your space: contact Jana or Charly at 792-2723. Spaces and tables: rented first come, first-served. Set up time is 7 a.m. Clean out your closets and donate items for the YWCA to price and sell. Deliver your donated items to the YWCA between 7-8 a.m. YWCA parking lot at 34th and Flint , 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

August 9.... 4th Annual Post City Celebration Day - A weekend packed with a rodeo, entertainment and other fun activities in Post, Texas (just 35 miles SE of Lubbock on Hwy. 84). Local musicians will line Main Street and the Post Art Guild will host a juried art show. Western artist Brian Asher of Snyder will have an exhibit & demonstration at Hudman Furniture and Lubbock watercolorist Dyan Newton will exhibit at Ruby Lane Books. The Heritage House will celebrate its community grand opening with entertainment and tours of the building. An Antique Tractor Show is planned along with special fun for the kids. The OS Museum and the Garza County Historical Museum will have special tours and exhibits. Special performances are planned at the Garza Theatre and Ragtown Gospel Theater as part of the daylong celebration, as well. The traditional rodeo parade will head down Main Street at 3 p.m. Saturday.

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The Honeymooners: Finding the Fun Without Reservations (or Itinerary)

As we write this out here on the road this week during our honeymoon, we thought it might be neat to give you all a little taste of the fun that we are finding. Last Friday evening, we finally got out of town and headed east without any agenda - and we have loved "winging" it these past few days. Shane is a Route 66 enthusiast and so we started out by passing through a few cities on "The Mother Road" - such as Amarillo, Shamrock and Erick, OK - where we took in the great Roger Miller Museum ("King of the Road", "Chug-A-Lug", "England Swings"). The following day in Elk City, we hit the National Route 66 Museum (which actually was part of three other museums...all in the same complex)! The next day, we came across a winery where several local musicians were playing so we plopped down and enjoyed some Woody Guthrie songs - in his hometown of Okemah, OK. Suddenly, it occurred to us that our trip was starting to have a musical theme - which was great since we both love music. In Memphis, of course, we had to go to Graceland - which was fantastic - and got our fill of Elvis. Later that night, we walked down Beale Street and took in some of the local sights and sounds. Tomorrow, it's a visit to historic Sun Studios...then it's on to the "other" music city in Tennessee - Nashville! We're taking it one day at a time...and with no set itinerary or time to be anywhere...which is half the fun itself. And, it just goes to show that finding the fun - whether in Lubbock or anywhere in the world - is all about getting out and DISCOVERING what makes each area and its people so special. We truly enjoy finding buried treasure...the little gems lying all around us...and hope to encourage all of you to do the same each and every week!

Shane and Steph

This Week's Ticket Giveaway...

August 19 marks the return of Kraig Parker....the top Elvis tribute artist on the planet. As anyone who witnessed his amazing stage show last year can attest...he's simply the "closest thing to the King." The two-hour, high-energy concert features a full, 10-piece band and showcases Elvis' early rise to the triumph of his '68 comeback...and ultimately, his Las Vegas standing-room-only performances. Editors note: We saw the show last year and we were truly amazed...honestly! To mark Parker's return this year, we have a pair of tickets to give away this week. Deadline for entries is midnight this Sunday. We wanna have some fun with this, so, to enter the your contact info (including daytime telephone number) to us with the words "Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love" in the subject line to It's "Now or Never" so use your "Good Luck Charm" and "Return To Sender"!


August 14....The Backyardigans Live - Veterans of the Nickelodeon TV network, this kid-friendly ensemble presents the brand new musical, "Tale of the Mighty Knights." Tickets are available at Select-A-Seat Locations; City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions, 6 p.m.

August 15....1st Annual Vintage Township Kids' Talent Show - Lubbock youth are invited to "Come Strutt Your Stuff" at this first-time event. This family-friendly neighborhood will be hosting a free talent show for area youth. After the show a free movie will be showing in the park. Hamburgers and drinks will be available for purchase, so plan on staying for an entire evening of fun. Awards will be given for the top single contestant (or group) in each of two age groups in the five following categories: vocal/karaoke singing; dramatic monologue (acting out a scene from a favorite movie or book); dance routine; musical instrument; and miscellaneous (for the magicians and such). Each category will break contestants into two age groups: ages 9 and under, and ages 10-17. Registration and try-outs for the event will be held the night prior — Thursday, August 14 on the stage in Founder’s Park from 3 p.m to 8 p.m. All participants must attend the audition and are asked to limit their performance to three minutes. Kids wanting to perform karaoke can bring their own music or use one of our selections. For more info call 771-1117 or visit Vintage Township Founder's Park, 114th and south Quaker Avenue, 6 p.m.

August 22....The 33rd Annual Texas Boys Ranch Telethon - During their 33-year history, Texas Boys Ranch has been home to over 800 boys. Please continue your support by joining this event live on KAMC-28 from 7 p.m. to midnight or be in the live audience at the Louise Underwood Center For the Arts at 511 Ave K (no charge). Pledges and corporate sponsors are needed.
Please check out at or call Bob Mize, Director of Development, at 789-9818.

September 4-7....20th Anniversary of The National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration - Over 100 performers & participants including cowboy and cowgirl poets, western musicians, storytellers, panelists, cooks and special presenters will be featured at this 20th Annual event. Its’ purpose remains to celebrate, preserve & pass along our western heritage and cowboy culture. Featured nationally recognized artists this year are Sons of the San Joaquin, Don Edwards, and Waddie Mitchell. New events are planned for the celebration – the Frank Dean-Will Rogers Championship Trick Roping Contest, Dress of the West: 100 Years of Western Clothing display including a celebrity boot collection, Western Authors' Panels and book signings, youth activities & much more. This event also includes the American Cowboy Cultural Awards Banquet and the National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-Off and Youth Cook-Off Contest. For more information and tickets go to Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.

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