August 20, 2009


August 20….Kids' Cookie Club Membership Sign-up - Want sweet treats? Join the "Kids Cookie Club" for the 2009-‘10 school year! Come by to sign up for the Cookie Club! Membership is going to be a TREAT! (For ages 3-13). Sweet benefits: *Free membership, *Free
decorated cookie on your birthday, *Free gourmet cookie each six weeks for having all A’s and B’s on your report card, *2 cookies for the price of 1 every Thursday, 3-6 p.m., *Priority iInvitation to CBD special events, *15% off birthday parties, *Other quarterly special offers for members only. Back to school special: Half dozen cookies in insulated lunch box for only $5.00 (reg price $10)---available to the first 20 members to sign up! Call 794-6992 for more info! Every day is a holiday when you celebrate with cookies...especially if you're in the “cookie club! Cookies By Design, 3310-82nd Street; 3 p.m.- 5 p.m.

August 20….The Osher Lifelong Learning Kickoff Event - Institute at Texas Tech University invites people 50 years of age and older to a fall kickoff event. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers classes, discussions, cultural events, and tours. More information is available at 742-7202, ext. 270 or Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

August 20….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 Thrift Store Cowboys. Buddy Holly Center, Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

August 20….Summer Movies In The Park - The Tech Terrace-U.N.I.T. Neighborhood Association presents the original G-rated film “Mary Poppins.” Admission is free. All are welcomed! Bring a blanket, a snack and a friend! Wagner Park, 26th and Flint, 8:45 p.m.- 10:45 p.m.


August 21….34th Annual Texas Boys Ranch Telethon - Mark your calendars now for a family-friendly, free evening of fun. You can watch the live show on Friday night, August 21, from 7 p.m. to midnight, either at the Louise Underwood Center for the Arts or on KAMC-28 television. Seating is limited at the Underwood Center, so come early. For the first time, Richie McDonald will perform, along with past favorites Kenny Maines, Jeff McCreight, Lone Prairie, former members of A Cappella Band and many more. Karla Leslie will host the event. Corporate sponsors are lining up to present their “big checks” to feed, clothe, house, educate and nurture the boys who live at Texas Boys Ranch. There is room for several more corporate sponsors. Call Bob Mize at 789-9818 if you would like to have your organization participate in this service to our community. Be ready to call in your pledge during the broadcast. The hope for this year is to exceed our $175,000 goal for the boys at “Lubbock’s own” Texas Boys Ranch.

August 21….Memory Lane: Music of the 50’s & 60’s - Featuring the smash hits of Etta James, Elvis, Brenda Lee, Creedance Clearwater Revival and more of your favorites for spice! Starring talent search finds Keegan Peck, Al Ledesma, Kelsey Stegall, Angela Crowson and Jordan Sheets. Also featuring Cactus Stars Jeff Bailey, Jeff McCreight and Jason Fellers. Tickets $25.00. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

August 21 (last performance of the season)…. 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 info 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.


August 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 re-married...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 and students. C.A.T.S. Playhouse, 2405 34th Street; 7:30 p.m.


August 22….Children’s End of Summer Art Parts Party - Learn how to create artwork from recycled and found objects! Join the folks from Tornado Gallery as they teach you how to build unique pieces of art at this special Art Parts Party 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. Its come-and-go so please drop by! For more info call 239-1891. Icehouse building at the Louise Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K; 9 a.m.- Noon.

August 22…. Dog Days of Summer Greyhound Meet and Greet - Retired racing Greyhounds and their owners along with dogs in foster care available for adoption will be on hand. Persons interested in adopting can start the process immediately....isn't it time your family adopted a 45-mile-per-hour "couch potato?" For more information visit or call 806-787-8530. PetSmart West--6046 Brownfield Highway; 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.

August 22….Andy Wilkinson’s Charlie Goodnight Concert - A rare, 10-year reprisal of the musical “Charlie Goodnight: His Life in Poetry and Song” will be presented at the National Ranching Heritage Center. The event is the annual fundraiser for the Ranching Heritage Association. Activities begin with a patio reception at 7 p.m., including complimentary bar and food courts plus a silent auction and raffle. The concert will get under way at 8:15 p.m. on a full stage constructed for the event in the National Ranching Heritage Center’s historical park. The concert is comprised of more than 15 songs with full band. Poetic narration explains each song, which lead listeners through the life of the famous cattleman/trail driver. Admission is $75 each, with tables for six $650 and for eight $1,000. Table sponsors and underwriters will receive premier, reserved seating at the reception and concert and a copy of the “Charlie Goodnight: His Life in Poetry and Song” CD, which can be autographed by the cast that evening. Make reservations at or call Tim Bynum at the RHA, (806) 742-2498. Most of the original cast members are back for the concert’s reprise...with a few additions. Joining Wilkinson will be TV/movie actor Barry Corbin, singer/poet Red Steagall, cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell, Grammy Award-winning producer Lloyd Maines, historian Byron Kenny Maines, La Tronda Maines Moyers, Terri Hendrix, Rod Taylor, Brian Griffin, Emily Wilkinson-Arellano, Donnie Maines and Richard Bowden. All of the songs and poetic transitions in “Charlie Goodnight: His Life in Poetry and Song” were written by Wilkinson, who is a look-alike descendent of his distant uncle - the man who established the Goodnight-Loving Trail. Wilkinson devoted countless hours of research in a number of libraries and museums and conducted interviews with people who had an affiliation with the legendary cowman, Charles Goodnight. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth Street; 7 p.m.

August 22…."Lone Cowboy - Concert for Heroes" - Michael Martin Murphey is coming to the Cactus Theater to perform his nationally acclaimed concert which honors two heroes from Idalou that have recently experienced traumatic injuries. Come enjoy his amazing musical performance as Michael Martin Murphey honors the heroes of America. All proceeds from this event will be donated to these two men from Idalou. Come support the heroes of America! Tickets: $50 & $35. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

August 22 (last performance of the season)….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 23, 24….Open Auditions for C.A.T.S. Plays….There are 27 parts for actors ages 6 to 16 (some adults may be cast as well) (10 female, 12 male, 4 male or female) for two family-friendly shows “Nick Tickle, Fairytale Detective in Witch Crook Took the Book?” and “The Furthur Adventures of Nick Tickle, Fairy Tale Detective” directed by Peter Contreras II and Marlee Wall. Join fairy tale detective, Nick Tickle as he solves - not one - but two mysterious cases. First, all of the children's books are missing from the library! Then, someone has taken some pages from Granny Possum's storybook! Was it Queen Cupcake? Rumplestiltskin? A witch? A giant?? Or a band of pirates? Never fear, the greatest fairy tale detective is on the case: Nick Tickle to the rescue! Join us and help Nick Tickle solve both cases. No preparation required – auditions will be cold readings. Attendance at both auditions is not required. Show dates are October 9/10, 16/17, 23/24 (evening performances). Rehearsals will begin Tuesday, August 25 and continue Monday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday until opening night (with possible additional rehearsals as needed). For information call (806)792-0501. Children and Adults Theatrical Studios (C.A.T.S.), 2405 34th Street; Sunday, August 23, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday, August 24, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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August 27….............The Joe Ely Duo at The Cactus Theater
August 29…............."Renaissance Festival"

September 3…....... "SOS" Singles Monthly Dinner
September 4…........Beautiful Botanicals Show
September 4, 5, 8....Buddy Holly’s 73rd Birthday Bash

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