August 6, 2009


August 6….Lubbock Fun Club Singles Monthly Dinner – North Fork 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. The group will gather at 6:15 p.m. for a relaxing, informal social time, then enjoy dinner at 7 p.m. Cagle’s Steaks – 118 Inler Ave. (West 4th Street to FM 179).

August 6….Summer Showcase Concert Series - The Buddy Holly Center presents the 2009 Summer Showcase concert series....and it's free to the public. There will be a cash bar as well as food and beverages available for purchase. No outside beverages allowed. This week's featured performer is Mariachi Amistad. Buddy Holly Center's Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.


August 6, 7, 8….69th Annual Post Stampede Rodeo – A cowboy tradition in West Texas for nearly seven decades, the annual Post Stampede Rodeo will kick off August 6 and continue nightly through August 8. Grand entry begins at 7:45 p.m. each night. Admission to the rodeo is $5 and children aged 6 and under are admitted free. The annual Rodeo Parade makes its way down Main Street in Post Saturday afternoon, August 8 at 3 p.m. Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys play for the Rodeo Dance Friday night immediately following the rodeo performance. Saturday night’s band is the Wes Nixon Band. The dance is under the pavilion on the rodeo grounds. Admission is $10 per person. Cowboys and cowgirls like this rodeo because of its great tradition and prize money. This year the rodeo will pay $8500 added prize money. Books open Sunday, August 1 from 12:00 noon until 8 p.m. – 806-276-5672. The Stampede Rodeo also offers events for the youngsters with a Flag Race (12 & under) and Mutton Bustin’ (8 & under). The books open Monday, August 3 at 8 a.m. for these two events – 806-495-2501. For more info, call the Post Area Chamber of Commerce, 806-495-3461. Post, Texas


August 7….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art venues, plus the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout our community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. The trolleys are free, and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treasure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help you navigate with ease. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! This continually evolving event runs throughout downtown and the Depot District from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

August 7….Art League of Lubbock Show - 1st Annual all media membership show and competition will be held in conjunction with First Friday Art Trail. For more information call 806-767-3724. Garden & Arts Center, 4215 University Ave; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

August 7 (also repeats August 14 and 22)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Production: “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 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. Don’t miss out, this is your chance to see Buddy sing his way through two hours of the best rock ‘n’ roll you’ll ever hear! 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 at all Select-a-Seat outlets or by calling (806) 770-2000 or 1-800-735-1288. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Tickets are also sold at the gate on an as-available basis. For more info, see or contact Executive Director Jill Kerns at All shows take place at Wells Fargo Amphitheatre in Mackenzie Park. 413 E. Broadway. Gates open at 7 p.m; shows begin at 8 p.m.


August 7–8….Ralls Lions Club Rodeo - The Ralls rodeo parade begins at 5 p.m. at the down town square on Aug.7. There is a BBQ sponsored by the Ralls Boy Scouts at the city park following the parade. Plates are $7.00 for adults $5.00 for kids. Rodeo starts at 8 p.m. on the 7th & 8th there is a dance that follows both nights. Ralls, Texas.

August 7, 8 (also repeats August 14, 15, 21, 22)…."The Education of Angels" – The C.A.T.S. Playhouse presents a comedy by Matthew Carlin and directed by Tim McIntire in which two unlikely characters are thrown together in this hilarious and somewhat whimsical tale of two angels in training. Nick and Jenna are sent back to Earth to help Dave, who is having "cold-feet" on the day of his wedding. The resolution is circuitous and definitely poignant, as the three bumble their way into a happy ending. Toss in an "angelic" New York cabbie as transportation from heaven, a domineering ex-wife who has remarried, but believes that Dave shouldn't, a kindly minister, a daughter and the fact that not everyone can see the angels...and comedic situations ensue. Tickets $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children/seniors/students. C.A.T.S. Playhouse, 2405 34th Street; 7:30 p.m.


August 8….Downtown Art Market - The Market takes place on the second Saturday of each month and has over 40 vendors, showing leather work, glass work, jewelry, photography, painting, metalwork and more. In addition, the Farmers Market features locally grown fresh fruit,
produce, plants, herbs and flowers. The July Market attracted over 600 visitors. In conjunction with the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Farm To Menu program, Chef Rocky Rockwell of Texas Tech Hospitality Services will be demonstrating recipes using locally grown food. Chef Rockwell was recently named South Plains Chef of the Year and prepared local and regional food at the Ogallala Commons Local Food Day in March. Demonstration and tasting will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tornado Gallery, 19th Street & Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

August 8….Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp & Willie Nelson in Concert – Tickets are $79.50, $58.50, $48.00 at all Select-A-Seat locations. Call 806- 770-2000 for more information. Jones AT&T Stadium, 4th Street and University Ave.; 5 p.m.

August 8….'70s Music Smack Down - Featuring the hits of The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac and many other legendary '70s hit makers! Starring talent search finds Billy Wilborn and Angela Estes. Also featuring Cactus stars Jeff McCreight, Jason Fellers, Owen Franklin and Lesley Sawyer. Tickets $25.00. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

August 8….Summer Movies In The Park - The Tech Terrace Neighborhood Association presents the original G-rated film “The Muppet Movie” free of charge. All are welcome so bring a blanket, a snack and a friend and come on out to the park! Wagner Park, 26th Street & Flint Avenue; 8:45 p.m .- 10:45 p.m.

August 8 (also repeats August 15, 21)…. Lubbock Moonlight Musicals production of “Guys and Dolls” - The winner of five Tony Awards including the award for Best Musical, Guys and Dolls includes the hit numbers A Bushel and a Peck and Luck Be a Lady and numerous others. New York, the city that never sleeps. From the news seller to the chorus girl, from the gambler to the missionary - all of them caught up in the teeming vitality of the city streets. All the hot gamblers are in town, and they're all depending on Nathan Detroit to set up this week's incarnation of "The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York"; the only problem is, he needs $1000 to get the place. Throw in Sarah Brown, who's short on sinners at the mission she runs; Sky Masterson, who accepts Nathan's $1000 bet that he can't get Sarah Brown to go with him to Havana; Miss Adelaide, who wants Nathan to marry her; Police Lieutenant Brannigan, who always seems to appear at the wrong time; and the music/lyrics of Frank Loesser, and you've got quite a musical. Tickets are available in advance at all Select-a-Seat outlets or by calling Select-a-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or 1-800-735-1288. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Tickets are also sold at the gate on an as-available basis. For more information about the event, please see the Lubbock Moonlight Musicals web site at or contact executive director Jill Kerns at Wells Fargo Amphitheatre in Mackenzie Park, 413 E. Broadway. Gates open to the public at 7 p.m; shows begin at 8 p.m.

Twin Milestones: Shane & Steph Celebrate Twice This Week!

It's truly hard to believe how quickly time flies when you're simply "having fun"...but incredibly....this week's postcard marks the completion of our second year heading our beloved LFC....and signals another celebration as well: our one year of marriage. Who knew all this would come about when we met at a singles event Steph organized for the club in April of 2005? Yes, it's true...the Fun Club is one amazing vehicle!

We wanted to take a moment to acknowledge these two milestones and say "THANK YOU" to all of you who read this postcard each week! We enjoy putting this postcard together each week - and so far - we haven't missed a beat...even sending it out to you from such exotic locales as Hong Kong, the inland passage of Alaska and Memphis, Tennessee (the latter on our honeymoon no less!) along the way. We hope you have as much fun during this time (and get as much out of the effort) as we do producing it for you each week. Drop us a line now and then if you have a suggestion or event you'd like us to consider for inclusion in the calendar. We'd love to hear from you!

Smiles and happiness to all.....

Shane and Steph

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August 14, 15…."Driving Miss Daisy"
August 15….......Lubbock Mustang Club Roundup & Car Show
August 22….......Charlie Goodnight Concert
August 29.....…."The Highwaymen Live" Tribute Concert
September 4…..Beautiful Botanicals Show
September 5.....Poodle Skirts and Hot Rods

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