June 18, 2009


A Fun Club Special Event!

Come by TODAY, catch up with Sandy Parker, and register to win the VERY FIRST DOUBLE T Phenomino Necklace ....anywhere in town!

Sandy Parker was the founder of the Lubbock Fun Club and she has a new venture of domino pendants called Phenominoes! Phenomenal Art on Dominoes. This past December, her little "art" company merged with Puremco (the world's best dominoes!) and they are now the only company in the U.S. to offer the COLLEGIATE domino pendants. She's coming to town and is bringing 40 of them with her. But more importantly, we've arranged a time and place for friends to come by ... see Sandy ... see the new pendants up close ... and someone will be the proud owner of the FIRST PHENOMINO in Lubbock!

Everyone will meet up at The Ice Cream Shoppe, hosted by Steph and Shane, from 4 to 6 p.m. The Ice Cream Shoppe is located in the neighborhood shopping center at 26th and Boston -- just down from J&B Coffee and Hodgepodge Designs. We'll hang out in the cool '50s feel of the shop, nibble on ice cream and catch up on old times!!!


June 19….Celebrate Dad Cookie Decorating Event - Hey moms and kids, come down to Cookies by Design to decorate a cookie and make a craft gift for dad for Fathers’ Day! And, you can decorate a cookie for yourself too! Cost is $15.00 for all that fun. Event will take place in the party room with three times to choose from 1 p.m., 2 p.m., or 3p.m. Reserve your spot by Tuesday June16 by calling 794-6992 today -- they fill up fast. Cookies By Design, 3310-82nd Street.


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 is KCBD”S Christy Moreland. Featuring the comedy of Jane Prince Jones and Kurt Kiser and showcasing the talent of singer/songwriter Jessica Eppler. Tickets $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave, 7:30 p.m.

June 19-20 (also June 26-27; July 3 & 25; August 1, 7, 14 & 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; 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”. 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 18-21….CritterFest ’09 - Lubbock’s largest and most popular annual animal event is back again this June. No where else in town can you get this close to tigers, elephants, alligators, buffalos, camels, giant tortoises, big snakes, and hundreds of other cool animals as the Science Spectrum literally turns into a zoo for four days. Awesome and amazing animal acts, as well as the extremely popular petting zoo, elephant, camel and 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 exciting shows will be returning this year, Terranova’s Big Cats and Crocodile Encounters will headline the always popular animal entertainment. Terranova’s Big Cats show features five trained Bengal and Sumatran tigers, and was the very first big cat show to perform at CritterFest eight years ago. This show will not only astound you with the cat’s 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. Your ticket to CRITTERFEST ‘09 not only includes viewing of all the amazing animals on display and up close and personal seating to all of the exciting shows, but even includes regular Museum admission. The Science Spectrum Museum is home to Lubbock’s only public Aquarium Exhibition, Texas Alive: the Brazos River Journey!, a 6000 square foot permanent exhibit with both fresh and saltwater fish and other native Texas animals. Tickets can only be purchased at the door each day of the event! Box office opens at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. General admission ticket rates for CritterFest ’09: adults: $10.00, children (3-12): $8.00, seniors (60+): $8.00 Member admission prices for CritterFest ‘09 shows: $3.00 per person, under age 3 free for event admission. additional fees for animal feeding, rides, or photos will apply. Schedule of daily showtimes: Big Cat Shows: 1 p.m., 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. daily (Exhibit Hall) Crocodile Encounters: 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. daily (lower level café) For more event information the public may call 806-745-2525, or visit www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; Thurs., Fri., & Sat., (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.), Sun., (12 noon to 6 p.m.)

June 19-21
(also June 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 Sunday 2 p.m. matinee.


June 20….LHUCA Kids' Art Parts Party - Make Dad something special this Father’s Day during LHUCA’s special Art Parts Party. Join the folks from Tornado Gallery as they teach you how to make unique art from recyclable and found objects. Workshop is for ages 6 and up and the cost is only $10 for parent and child ($5 for each additional child). Space is limited, so sign up today by calling 806.762.8606. Louise Hopkins Underwood Center, 511 Avenue K; 9 a.m. to noon.

June 20….13th Annual Garden Tour - Garden flowers and wild flowers are in full bloom throughout the Lubbock area. The Lubbock Memorial Arboretum is offering you an opportunity to visit several of the City's showiest gardens. This is one of the Arboretum's three annual fund-raising events which provide funds for new trees and plants in the park. The Lubbock Arboretum park is one of the featured locations. You will enjoy the beauty and serenity of the gardens, get new ideas for your own garden, and visit with other garden lovers. Begin your tour at the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, - the "little red brick house". Tour locations and maps will be provided there as well as refreshments and restroom facilities. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum; 4111 University; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

June 20….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. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information, call Alicia Perkins at 767-3706. Hodges Community Center, 41st Street and University Avenue; 11 a.m.-Noon.

June 20….Elvis & Roy: 'The Lost Concert' - Billy Wayde, considered by his peers to be one of the top three Elvis tribute artists in the country, continues his Texas tour. Billy is a National Champion and will take you through the 1960s and Elvis Presley's Las Vegas years. The legendary Wayne King will perform his outstanding rendition of Roy Orbison. He will also add a "Golden Oldies" set as Dion, Buddy Holly and more! Tickets are $15 advance or $17 at the door. Call 281-358-4867 or email stevemdxelvis@gmail.com. For more information visit www.billywayde.com or www.thewaynekingshow.com. Fair Theater, Plainview TX; 7 p.m.


June 21….The Oak Ridge Boys in Concert -
One of the longest-running groups in country music history, the Oak Ridge Boys started life as a gospel quartet before gradually modernizing their style and moving into secular country-pop. Yet even at the height of their popularity in the late ’70s and early ’80s -- when they were big enough to cross over to the pop charts -- their sound always remained deeply rooted in country gospel harmony. Tickets can be purchased through Select-A-Seat of Lubbock by calling 806.770.2000. City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7:30 p.m.

June 21….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. Starts at 8:00 p.m.

"Fun Club Cruisers" Gave New Meaning to 'Sleepless in Seattle'

Shane & Steph Return From Alaska Trek

The last leg of our journey to the GREAT NORTHWEST...and Alaska in particular....was filled with more fun (and fresh seafood!) than can be put into words. We tried to do it all...from the waterfront pier....to the Experience Music Project (incredible hands-on music museum)....to the "underground Seattle" tour at midnight our last night there....we were on adventure overload from the word go! We worked in live music, city parks, a zoo, historic hotels and so much more.

We wish all of you could have been along to join in the fun. Here's a small sampling of pics from our last leg of the incredible journey....which was really a birthday celebration for STEPH...disguised as our first big vacation together.

Shane and Steph

"Your Cruise Directors"

BELOW: Though we can barely see her in this shadowy photo, Steph stands below the iconic Space Needle....built for the 1962 World's Fair in (usually) rainy Seattle. Our weather was beautiful and sunny!

BELOW: At the Woodland Park Zoo, we saw eye to eye with a rare Komodo Dragon. We enjoyed the lush, jungle-like environment just about as well as anything on the trip.

BELOW: Austin, Texas may be "keeping things weird"....but Seattle has more murals, interesting city art, sculptures and just plain "funky stuff" than anywhere you can name! Where else would you find the amazing "art glass gate" found in front of the Boys and Girls Club (last picture of these below)?

BELOW: Well.....what can we say about our trip to Pickle-Ball world headquarters? Tucked away in the marine industrial zone, this tiny warehouse space was stacked to the ceiling (look in the window) with equipment for the game many of the Fun Club members like to play each Thursday night here in Lubbock. We were sadly disappointed that we couldn't meet up with the creators of the game....because they left rainy Seattle and moved to Hawaii!

Last Week's Ticket Winner....
Our family 4-pak winner of tickets to the Garza Children’s Shows this weekend in Post was Stephanie B. of Lubbock.

This Week's Ticket Giveaway

We are giving away a family 4-pak to the Science Spectrum and Omni Theater. This is CritterFest weekend....so you can enjoy ALL the events...including the new "Wild Safari" film everyone wants to see..

To enter this random drawing, send us an email with the words "Spectrum of Fun" in the subject line. In the body of the email, provide your name along with a daytime phone number so we may reach you. This will be a FAST drawing since CritterFest starts today and runs all weekend. Deadline for entries will be TONIGHT at midnight. Winner will be notified tomorrow (Friday) morning.

Email your entry to us at:

"Good luck!"

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 23…......Summer Jazz Festival Concert
June 25-26…..Children’s Aviation Boot Camp
June 27- 28….Texas' Last Frontier Heritage Celebration
July 2…..........Lubbock Fun Club Singles Monthly Dinner
July 17-18…....Lubbock Moonlight Musicals : “Guys and Dolls”

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

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