June 11, 2009


June 12….West Texas Gospel Night - The Cactus Theater is hosting another Old Time Southern Gospel Sing, featuring the beautiful harmonies of 4Heavensake and friends. It will be a night of inspiring, heart-warming and uplifting music! Tickets $20. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave, 7:30 p.m.


June 12-13 OPENING WEEKEND (repeats June 19-20 and 26-27; July 3 and 25; August 1, 7, 14 and 22)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents: “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story”- The music of Buddy Holly has been enjoyed by millions of people around the world and this show tells the story of the tragically short life of Buddy Holly, who along with his high-school friends the Crickets, turned country music upside down to create some of the best rock ‘n’ roll songs ever written. We share Buddy’s frustrations through his first recording contract; the excitement America felt when ‘That’ll Be The Day’ hit #1; his naïve determination to be the first white act to play the Apollo Theatre in Harlem; his whirlwind romance and marriage to Maria Elena; concluding with the ill-fated ‘Winter Dance Party’ tour of the Midwest. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of his passing, the theatre company based in Buddy Holly’s birthplace will open the season with “Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story”. “It is one thing to do a story about a famous person,” Gerald Dolter, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Board President said. “We are talking about someone who affected not only rock music, but culture, as well.” As a special treat, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals has cast Dean Elliott and Matthew Wycliffe, professional actors who have played the role of Buddy Holly in London’s West End, to reprise the role in Lubbock. Tickets available in advance at all Select-a-Seat outlets or by calling (806) 770-2000 or 1-800-735-1288. Tickets can also be purchased at www.selectaseatlubbock.com. Tickets are also sold at the gate on an as-available basis. For more info, refer to www.lubbockmoonlightmusicals.org or contact Executive Director Jill Kerns at lubbockmoonlightmusicals@gmail.com. All shows take place at Wells Fargo Amphitheater in Mackenzie Park. 413 E. Broadway, Gates open at 7 p.m. Shows begin at 8 p.m.


June 12-14….The Peddler Show – This experience is returning with over 75 vendors just in time for the summer. Whether your style is trendy or traditional, classic or contemporary, you will find that perfect gift at The Peddler Show! The show will feature all the latest styles in home décor, one-of-a kind gifts, gourmet treats, the newest fashions, and an atmosphere full of brand new summer designs. It offers a unique shopping experience that revives the lost art of true artisanship. Artisans and vendors known as “peddlers” have one thing in mind, to create a personalized shopping experience that cannot be found at the local mall. This distinctive atmosphere allows vendors to promote their products in an environment that appreciates and understands the art of contemporary American craftsmanship. Whether it is a certain color, size, flavor or name customization – The Peddler Show thrives on offering personalized gifts unique to each individual. Regular admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors 65+, and children under 12 are free. One admission is good all weekend. For more information and a discount coupon visit www.PeddlerShow.com or call (800) 775-2774. Main Exhibit Hall at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday 3 p.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

June 12-14 (also repeats June 19-21, 26-28)....Lubbock Community Theatre’s Production of "Cheaper by the Dozen" - Long before the movie with Steve Martin, Cheaper by the Dozen was a novel, telling the story of the Frank and Lillian Gilbreath, 19th Century efficiency experts, and their twelve children. When they move their principles of efficiency from their factory into their home, the comic tale of Cheaper by the Dozen unfolds. Written by Frank B. Gilbreth Jr. and directed by Heather Rushing. Rating: Family fare. For information call 806-749-2416 or visit lubbockcommunity theatre.org. Boston Avenue Playhouse, 4230 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturdays, 8 p.m. plus a Saturday 2 p.m. matinee.


June 13….Downtown Art Market – A once a month market held in the Tornado Gallery Garden and spreading on to Buddy Holly Avenue. It is a communal market which allows artists of all genres to buy, sell, or trade their works, supplies, food, and music. Performances, materials, unique objects, and fruits and produce are among the things that you will find there. It is free and open to the public. The contact person for these events is Larry Simmons at ideaworker@gmail.com. Tornado Gallery, 1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

June 13….Summer Movies In The Park - The Tech Terrace-U.N.I.T. Neighborhood Association presents the original G-rated film "Willie Wonka & The Chocolate Factory". Free of charge. All are welcomed! Bring a blanket, a snack and a friend! Wagner Park, 26th and Flint, 8:45 p.m.- 10:45 p.m.


June 13-14….12th Annual Wine & Clay Festival –
Clay Guild artists will be featured in the gallery. Art booths will showcase ceramics, paintings, and jewelry with demonstrations throughout the day. There is no cover charge, wine will be sold by the glass for $2.00. There will be food vendors and lots of clay artists showing and selling their artwork. For more information call 745-2258. Llano Estacado Winery, 3 miles east of US 87 (Tahoka Hwy) on FM 1585; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.


une 14….Mary Fletcher’s CD Release Concert - The Cactus Theater proudly hosts the release of Mary Fletcher’s new album “Somewhere”. Don’t miss an opportunity to hear this incredible, young, cutting-edge artist perform her new album live. NOTE: Admission for this special show is FREE. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave, 2 p.m.

June 14, 21, 28, and July 5, 12….25th Annual Concerts in the Park - The Westwinds Brass Band will begin this year's Concerts in the Park series on the Wagner Park party house patio each Sunday through July 12. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets and picnics to the free concerts. Phil Anthony has been the director of the band for 12 years. The ensemble is composed of 35 volunteers who consist of doctors, attorneys, teachers and more. The band plays many kinds of brass instruments and percussion and features a wide variety of music: marches, patriotic, show tunes and regular band music. Each performance will feature a different soloist. Tech Terrace is the sponsor for the concerts, but the band is supported by donations and about 500 people attend each show. The band will also have someone lead the children around the park in a march to the music at each show. After the six consecutive concerts in Wagner Park, the band will perform a show at Vintage Township, 11410 Trafalgar Ave.on July 19. Admission is free. For more Information call 799-3143. Wagner Park, 26th Street and Flint Avenue; 8 p.m.

"Fun Club Cruisers" Report From Pickleball World Headquarters!

Shane & Steph Arrive in Seattle....Looking to Meet the Creator of the Game With The Funny Name

Since our last report from Skagway, Alaska....we have journeyed on northward for visits to beautiful Glacier Bay and College Fjord before disembarking from our cruise ship in Whittier, Alaska.

We then boarded a train and made the 5-hour ride to Mt. McKinley - the tallest mountain in North America. The natives call it "Denali" or "The Great One"....and it IS indeed (see the picture below). We spent two days at the lodge there and then took a bus north into the Denali National Park and Preserve where we checked into yet another lodge. An all-afternoon tour of the park was included so we boarded the coach and had a great day looking for native wildlife and learning about the history of the preserve. We enjoyed an evening dinner theater performance centered around the history of the mountain - complete with all-you-can-eat ribs, salmon and the works. All in all....a great couple of days in this beautiful, awe-inspiring region.

After leaving Denali, we boarded a bus and traveled on to Fairbanks for one night. From there, a flight back to the "lower 48" and the historic port city of Seattle.

Here in the Puget Sound area, we plan to meet up with the creators of "Pickleball"...the game that several of the singles (and marrieds) in our club like to play on Thursday nights at Leroy Elmore Park on south Quaker Avenue (on Peoria Ave. on the east side of the lake). This game introduced us - Shane and Steph - to each other just over four years ago - so naturally, we felt like tracking down the Pickleball creators would complete the circle....especially since we were flying in and out of Seattle anyway. We'll hopefully meet up with them later today (as you read this) - or perhaps tomorrow - before flying home from our grand adventures to the great northwest.

All the best to everyone.....there's always some form of fun waiting just around the next corner!

Shane and Steph

"Your Cruise Directors"

BELOW: The Great One....Denali....Mt. McKinley....by any name, it's impossible to relay the enormous size and spectacle of this natural wonder. At 20,320 feet she's an incredible sight. Ironically, we happened to be staying in the lodge on the 96th anniversary of the first successful climb to the summit.

BELOW: This was our log cabin for a week in the wilderness....well, just kidding. A bear skin hangs on the wall of this native cabin example just outside Fairbanks, Alaska.

BELOW: You've heard about the famous 1,000-mile annual race across the frozen tundra....so you can imagine that Iditarod dog training was fascinating to see. The team of all female dogs pulled this ATV and it's rider around the whole lake just in front of this cabin. Amazing to see....even without the snow!

BELOW: Traditional maiden winter clothing as worn by an Alaskan tribal native just outside Fairbanks.

Next week's FUN REPORT returns from homebase - Lubbock!

This Week's Ticket Giveaway

We are giving away a family 4-pak to the Garza Children’s Shows happening next weekend (June 19-20). The winner can pick either of these two dates to attend. There will be two different children's plays (
“Bedbugs" and "Wooing Wed Widing Hood") presented together, back to back. (PLEASE NOTE: The play is also being presented this weekend as well...but our giveaway is for NEXT weekend's performances.)

To enter this random drawing, send us an email with the words "Children's Plays" in the subject line. In the body of the email, provide your name along with a daytime phone number so we may reach you.

Email your entry to us at:

"Good luck to all who enter!"

Got an idea especially for the ladies? steph@lubbockfunclub.com

Got an idea to promote something just for the guys? shane@lubbockfunclub.com

Special event coming up? Send us the details! info@lubbockfunclub.com

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


June 18-20…..CritterFest ’09
June 19…......Celebrate Dad Cookie Decorating Event
June 20…......13th Annual Garden Tour
June 23…......Summer Jazz Festival Concert
June 25-26…..Children’s Aviation Boot Camp

Click here to go to our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for more info on these activites and MORE>

Many more UPCOMING FUN THINGS TO DO are listed on our website...lots further out than the weekly postcard. Click here to go to our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for more info on these activites and MORE> 

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