June 4, 2009


June 4….Lubbock Fun Club Singles Monthly Dinner - Back dining room reserved just for the singles group. There is plenty of seating, so be sure to invite a friend to join in the fun. No RSVP required. Just show up, order and pay as you go. Everyone takes care of their own tab, but shares the company of the group. (no checks accepted). They will gather at 6:30 p.m. for a relaxing, informal social time, then enjoy dinner at 7 p.m. Cattle Baron - 82nd & Quaker; 6:30 p.m.

June 4 ….Summer Showcase Concert Series - The Buddy Holly Center is gearing up for another hot summer of music and fun with the 2009 Summer Showcase concert series which is free to the public. There will be a cash bar, as well as food and beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages are allowed. This week's guest is the Colin Gilmore Band. Buddy Holly Center Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Avenue. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


June 5….18th Annual Spring Fling - A fund raiser to benefit the Lubbock area agencies of Lutheran Social Services of the South. These agencies include Neighborhood House, Health for Friends Clinic, Wedgewood South Assisted Living, and LSS Foster Care and Adoption Program. The evening will include live music, dinner, dancing, silent auction and of course, wine tasting. Tickets are $30 if purchased in advance and $35 at the door. For more information call Lee Ruth Krieg at 792-5554 McPherson Cellars Winery in the Depot District, 1615 Texas Avenue 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

June 5….Western Art Show - A collection of Western Sculpture and Paintings by Celebrated Art League of Lubbock Artists: Buster Jones, Robert Chennault, Betty Blevins and Laura Lewis. First Friday Art Trail music furnished by The Cowboy Review featuring Cathy Whitten and Buster Jones. For more info call 806-767-3724. Garden & Arts Center, 4215 University Ave; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.


June 5-6….D-Day 2009 Commemoration - The Silent Wings Museum will commemorate the 65th Anniversary of D-Day with two days of events, featuring free admission both days and a public reception on Saturday. History will come alive as the Museum welcomes the World War II Airborne Demonstration Team, US 1st Infantry Division and Winged Commandos living history groups. On June 6, 1944 American and United Kingdom troops invaded Normandy, France by sea and air with the largest military invasion force ever assembled. With success on D-Day the Allies were able to secure beachfront positions and a staging point for liberating Western Europe and pushing towards Berlin, Germany. The two day event will include interactive demonstrations with three living history groups and the opportunity to ride on an authentic WWII-era C-47 with the Airborne Demonstration Team. In addition, the American Red Cross will provide coffee and donut breakfasts both mornings. Other WWII-era aircraft will be on display. D-Day 2009 will offer family activities and opportunities to view the documentary D-Day Remembered both days. Help the Museum honor the service and sacrifice of Allied troops in this unprecedented day in history.

Schedule is as follows:

Friday, June 5:
10 a.m..........Coffee and Donut Breakfast
10:30 a.m.....D-Day Remembered documentary begins playing in the museum’s theatre and will continue throughout the day
All Day.........Interactive demonstrations by the living history groups
All Day.........WWII-era aircraft on exhibit from the Slaton Air Museum and the Blue Sky Air Field

Saturday, June 6:
8 a.m..........Coffee and Donut breakfast
8:30 a.m.....D-Day Remembered documentary begins playing in the museum’s theatre and will continue throughout the day
11 a.m. & 1 p.m....Airborne Experience, fly with the Airborne Demonstration Team on the C-47 ‘Boogie Baby’ ($125 per person)
1 p.m.........Public Reception with light refreshments
All Day.......Interactive demonstrations by the living history groups
All Day......WWII-era aircraft on exhibit from the Slaton Air Museum and the Blue Sky Air Field

For more info, contact the Museum at 806.775.3049 or visit www.silentwingsmuseum.com. Silent Wings Museum, located at 6202 N. I-27; Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


June 6…..Healthy Lubbock Day 2009 - Come out Saturday for free health screenings including BMI, body fat, vision, cholesterol (fasting that morning required) and child immunizations (bring shot record). Interactive exercise demonstrations will include Texas’ largest Zumba class at 10 a.m. Free chair massages and lots of information from more than 60 health and fitness vendors. Kids can enjoy Quick Start Tennis, bicycle rodeo, Bodyworks jumpers, and the first 400 attendees will receive a free stainless water bottle. Visit www.healthylubbock.org for more details. Maxey Park, 30th Street and Oxford Ave.; 9 a.m. to noon.

June 6....South Plains Air Show
- See the gliding finesse of Bob Carolton in his jet powered glider, the exciting re-enactment of the TORA! TORA! TORA! planes and aerial acrobatics at the South Plains Air Show! All proceeds benefit the Texas Air Museum - Caprock Chapter. Price: (1 day pass) adults $10, kids $5, 5 & under free. For more information call (806) 828-4664. Slaton Municipal Airport, Slaton, TX; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

June 6…. Greyhound Meet and Greet - There will be some dogs in foster care that are looking for their "forever home". For more information about this event, please call 806-787-8530 or visit their website at www.aplaceforusgreyhounds.org. PetSmart West, 6046 Marsha Sharp Freeway; 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

June 6….Fast and Furious: Demolition Derby - It’s Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby at its fastest and most furious. Come support your West Texas Roller Dollz as they take on the Oklahoma City Victory Dolls . This is the last bout for available 2009 Season Passes. Tickets can also be purchased from any of your Roller Dollz, by emailing tickets@westtexasrollerdollz.com, or through any of the Lubbock Select-A-Seat locations. There will also be cars on display from The Fast and the Furious movies. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. Doors open 7 p.m.; action starts at 8 p.m.

June 6 (also repeats June 19-20)….Lubbock Unwrapped: The Music of Jimmy Buffett and the Beach Boys - Enjoy the music of Jimmy Buffet and The Beach Boys performed by Billy McClaran, Jason Fellers, Jeff Bailey, and Jeff McCreight with the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine. Guest host will be KCBD's Christy Moreland. Featuring the comedy cast of Jane Prince-Jones and Kurt Kiser and showcasing the talent of West Texas singer/songwriter Jessica Eppler. Tickets: $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave, 7:30 p.m.


June 7….Open Auditions at the Cactus Theater –
Calling all musicians and singers! Many people have requested an opportunity to be a part of the Cactus magic. Please bring your music accompaniment on CD or tape or an instrumental accompanist. A piano will be provided. Actors please prepare a monologue. Performers selected as finalists after the auditions will perform live on stage at the Cactus Theater in the New Talent Showcase Concert June 26th. Auditions will be on a first come/first serve basis so make sure you come out early! Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave,1 – 4 p.m.

This Report Cruises in From the Sunny Port of Skagway, Alaska
Beautiful, mild, sunny days greet Shane & Steph

Here are a few pictures we wanted to share with you from the first few days of our trek to "The Last Frontier."

We hope you enjoy and wish EVERYONE could be here to see the incredible beauty all around us. Everything is perfect....including the weather....which has been sunny for us all day every day vs. the normal overcast, drizzly stuff Alaska is known for most of the year. You might say "we brought the FUN...and they brought the SUN." We hope you enjoy these photos!

Shane and Steph

"Your Cruise Directors"

BELOW: This "black bear" appeared to our eyes to actually be of the "brown" variety...but the tour guide was adamant that "black" bears can come in brown, cinnamon, blonde and other not-so-ebony shadings. This fully grown bear paid us no attention as we sat on our tour bus and watched him foraging for grub right beside the road.

BELOW: This scene below unfolded before our eyes just yesterday afternoon....about 30 yards from our boat. An unforgettable sight as the humpback whale surfaced as it approached our boat...then turned downward....revealing his V-shaped tail....simply awesome to behold against the setting of the snow-capped mountains in the background!

BELOW: Beautiful, serene Mendenhall Glacier nestled between the mountains just outside the capital "city" of Juneau. They told us the population hovers around 30,000....so we figured this was about like saying Brownfield was the capital of our beloved home state of Texas : )

BELOW: I've only been shooting photos with this new camera for about a week total....and I don't think I'll ever be able to top this image below. This bald eagle was one of several which swooped down around our boat looking for herring fish on one of our tours outside tiny Ketchikan. Note the way the bird appears to be looking right into the camera....what a heartstopping, jawdropping sight to see this and about two dozen other eagles circling about the boat at a distance of only 5 to 10 feet!

Next week's FUN REPORT will come via Seattle, Washington!

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Go to CALENDAR OF EVENTS for even MORE fun things to do!


June 8-12…...Kids' Pop Star Camp Session 2
June 10.........Kids Summer Cookie Camp
June 12-13.....Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: “Buddy”
June 12-14….The Peddler Show
June 13...…...Downtown Art Market
June 13 -14….12th Annual Wine & Clay Festival
June 18-20…..CritterFest ’09
June 20…......13th Annual Garden Tour
June 23…......Summer Jazz Festival Concert

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