June 17, 2010


June 17….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase Concert Series - The Buddy Holly Center is offering another hot summer of music and fun every Thursday evening. The Summer Showcase experience is an entertaining and innovative environment, where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas-made music. Summer Showcase 2010 is free to the public. There will be a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. Please, no outside beverages or coolers are allowed. This week's featured performer is Kenny Maines. Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.


June 18….Celebrate Dad-Cookie Decorating Event - Hey Moms and kids, come down to Cookies by design to decorate a cookie for yourself and one for your special Dad for Fathers’ Day! Cost is $10.00 for all that fun! Event will take place in the party room. Reserve your spot by calling 794-6992 today - they fill up fast! Cookies by Design, September Place Shopping Center, 3310-82nd St. Offered at: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., or 3 p.m.

June 18…."Grillin’ & Chillin" - The Museum of Texas Tech University and the Museum Association are hosting a Grillin' & Chillin' event. Special guest Marc Sijan, artist of the Ultra Realistic Sculptures
Exhibit will host a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. with drinks and dinner to follow on the patio. Tickets are $35.00 per person and all proceeds go to the continued growth of the Museum Association. Entertainment will be provided by Kenny Maines. Reservations can be made by calling the Museum Association at 742-2443. Museum of Texas Tech University , 3301 Fourth Street; 6:30 p.m.

June 18….The JDs in Concert
- Donnie and his sidekicks Jeff Bailey, Jason Fellers, and Mark Paden return to the Cactus stage to take you on a walk through memory lane with the all time hits of the JD's. With their usual comedic wit, their cool vibe and amazing musical talent, this is "THE" concert you can't miss! Their last shows were completely sold out! Tickets are $25. For tickets and more information please call the Box Office at 806-762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

June 18….Monthly '3rd Friday' Star Party - The Museum of Texas Tech University and the South Plains Astronomy Club co-host a star party on the 3rd Friday of each month when weather allows. The star party is held at free of charge and open to the public. Since its formation in 1960, the South Plains Astronomy Club has provided opportunity for persons interested in astronomy and related subjects to communicate their ideas, experiences, problems, and interests. The club promotes activities, instruction, and research in astronomy and related subjects for club members and the general public. You are welcome to become a part of the South Plains Astronomy Club. Visit www.SouthPlainsAstronomyClub.org for more information. Tech Terrace Park near 25th St. and Gary Ave; "Party" starts after the sun sets.


June 18-19 (repeats June 25-26)…."A Little Piece of Heaven" - The main stage show at CATS is this comedy by Matthew Carlin, directed by Tim McIntire. Have you ever lost anything that meant a great deal to you? Something that if you could ever find it again would make a huge difference in your life? The owners of this curiosity shop where people find things they've lost are known only as Elizabeth and Henry - there’s something unusual about these two. One day into “A Little Piece of Heaven” comes Michael, a biker, who is definitely looking for something. Michael goes to work for Henry and Elizabeth and meets Lily, an 87 year-old woman who has been coming around the shop for years searching for something. Lily is a strong-minded woman who does not hesitate to say what she's thinking, and she and Michael seem to disagree about everything. Soon, however, their relationship grows from suspicion to trust to everlasting respect. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students/children/seniors. Call (806) 792-0501 for reservations. CATS Playhouse Theatre, 2405 34th; 7:30 p.m.

June 18-19….“The Jungle Book” – The Garza Theatre presents this classic by Thomas W. Olson, adapted from the story by Rudyard Kipling. “ The Jungle Book” transports audiences to mystical India and the tale of the young “man-cub,” Mowgli, a boy raised by animals who inhabits this mysterious jungle. Befriended by some animals and pursued by others, Mowgli is eventually forced to choose between the animal kingdom and the more “civilized” human world. Presented as a play-within-a-play, “ The Jungle Book” uses masks, dance, mime to create this amazing and wonderful adventure. For more information call 806-495-4005 or visit www.garzatheatre.com. Tickets are adults - $10.00, children (12 & under) - $6.00, student rate (with student id) - $8.00, senior rate (60 and above) - $8.00, military discount (with military id) - $8.00, group rate - $10.00. The Garza Theatre, 226 E. Main, Post, Texas; Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m.

June 18-19 (repeats June 24 and July 2)…. Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents: “Hello, Dolly!” – This classic stage musical won 10 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) in 1964. The play is based on Thornton Wilder’s 1938 farce “The Merchant of Yonkers,” which the author revised and re-titled “The Matchmaker” in 1955. Gerald Dolter is stage director; Jacob Miller conducts. Stars include Karen Dolter as Dolly Madison, and Mike Morgan as Horace Vandergelder. For tickets call Select-A-Seat at 806.770.2000. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, in Mackenzie Park. 413 E. Broadway, Gates at 7 p.m.; shows at 8 p.m.


June 19….2010 Garden Tour – Come and enjoy the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum’s annual Garden Tour this Saturday as homeowners from across the community open up their garden gates for one day only to let the public see the results of their hard work and creativity. It’s a chance you don’t want to miss! Preview the locations listed below and decide where to start your inspirational journey through the gardens of the Hub City. This tour will help you get excited about gardening. Tickets are $5 for members of the Arboretum and $7 for the general public, and can be purchased at any of the locations on the tour. Admission fees waived for children under the age of 6. Cash or check only. 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Here are the tour locations:

Ben Lee - 4503 18th….A desert-lover’s dream, this carefree garden shows us how water-wise landscaping can be both functional and beautiful. Among the featured plants are yucca, agave, desert bird of paradise, and numerous cacti and succulents. One of the best things about this garden is that most of these low-water-use plants are mature specimens – which allows us to see just exactly how much space we should give them in the landscape!
Robert & Melissa Stripling - 4619 8th….This formal garden has fantastic structural elements and sculptures that make the landscape come alive at any time of the year. Three garden rooms create a sense of anticipation as you tour the grounds. Manicured shrubs repeated throughout the gardens create continuity and add a framework for the more casual flower borders.
Ann Shelby - 6609 Joliet Ave….Roses and clematis cover this garden with color each spring. This traditional-style home and landscape have been given tender care and flair by the homeowner. Container gardens, a pond and flower-filled beds make this home a “can-do” example for all!
Cheryl Gonzales - 3207 20th….The compost bins alone make the visit to this garden worth the trip. Also featured are an outside barbeque area and a large pond with a waterfall. Well-manicured paths, a shade garden and dozens of garden accents make this garden a perfect shelter at the end of the day. With any luck the roses, Centranthus and Heucheras will still be in bloom!
Dannie Butros & Roger Schaefer - 3012 32nd….Sculptures by Edible Metal adorn this Japanese style garden in Tech Terrace that recently received the neighborhood’s “Yard of the Month” award. Structural elements create a permanent framework for more artistic elements and plantings. The strip garden by the street is a showy wildflower display.
Terry Martin & Marguerite Fallon - 3119 30th….This is a small, but well-designed yard in Tech Terrace that is packed full of fun ideas. Terraced beds in the front yard have beautiful rock work and plantings done entirely by the homeowner. This lovely garden also contains a small pond, pergolas, water-wise plantings, an herb garden and even a large in-ground bonsai tree. This is a ‘’must see” stop on the tour!
Lubbock Memorial Arboretum - 4111 University

June 19….Waltz Lessons - In support of the Children's Miracle Network, Lubbock's oldest Choreographed Ballroom Dance Club, Tuesday Rounds will be sponsoring dance lessons, beginning Saturday, June 19. The waltz workshop will run for 12-13 weeks. The cost for the entire workshop is $40. That's about $3.00 per lesson. The first three lessons are free, and if you decide to continue for the whole workshop, we ask that you pay $40 at that time. A portion of all the proceeds will go to the Children's Miracle Network. Round Dancing is a form of social ballroom dancing in which the steps are choreographed precisely to the music, and those steps are announced by a "cuer," as we dance. The presence of the cuer makes a round dance look different than the usual ballroom dance — all the couples are dancing in unison and the choreography can be relatively complex and interesting (since the man doesn't have to think it up as he goes) — but otherwise round dancers are ballroom dancing. We hold our partners in the normal way. We take the same kinds of steps. The rhythms are the familiar rhythms — waltz, foxtrot, cha-cha, rumba, and others. For more information, contact: Bob Drexler (799-1302) drextex99@yahoo.com or Renée Horton (777-3404) reneehorton@suddenlink.net. LASRDF Dance Center, 2305 PR 7330 (that's 2 blocks east of University on 120th Street); 10 a.m.

June 19….National Trails Day Come to Lubbock Lake Landmark for a day of fun trail activities including creating a butterfly, making paper, creating wildflower seed balls, exploring animal tracks, using journals and guides to see how many of the Landmark's birds you can identify or taking a nature walk to explore! At 9:30 a.m. Zoe Kirkpatrick, author of "Wildflowers of the Western Plains," will share tips on how to identify wildflowers. Stay for her book signing, copies are available in the Landmark gift shop. At 8 - 9:30 p.m. join “The Landmark After Dark”, a guided hike with many surprises and activities. For more information call 806-742-1116. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive (Just north of Loop 289, at Indiana Avenue and U.S. Highway 84); 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 8 – 9:30 p.m.

June 19….Annual South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Summer Open House – Come and see the wildlife and meet the founder/director, volunteers and staff. Refreshments will be served and photography of the facility and “wildlife ambassadors” is welcome. Admission is a $1.00 donation per person over four years. South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Indiana Avenue at 95th Street (parking available next door in Indiana Baptist parking lot); 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

June 19….Sounds of West Texas Classic Country Music Show - Come enjoy this fabulous show for the whole family featuring great talent from all around the south plains area with a splash of gospel and pop nostalgia. You will see the best singers, dancers, live band, hot fiddlers in West Texas. Featured performers will be Larry Allen, Adam Behnke, Brittney Bennett, Steve Burrus, Mike Carraway, Callie Chisum, Ty Chisum, Country Club Band, James Gernandt, Brenda Hopkins, Kaci Keltz, Kurt Kiser, Darryl Lippe, Donnetta Lippe, Bryan Martin, Lance May, Tara McMahan, Minerva and the Pearls, Mike Pritchard, Robert Owens, Shanna (Van Winkle) Sides, Tom Slagle, Brent Smith, Betty and Keith Smith, Baxter Vaughan, Mark Wallney and the "Boot Scoot Troop" dancers- (directed by Cindy Fenton) with emcee, Kurt Kiser. There will also be a special salute to the military. This show promises an evening full of fantastic entertainment! Tickets are $15 adults, $7 children, and $10 college students. Tickets available at Select-A-Seat by calling 770-2000. Group ratesavailable for parties of 10+. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 p.m.


June 20….Ronnie Milsap in Concert
- The country/pop entertainer whose list of achievements includes over 40 number #1 chart-toppers and 6 Grammy awards, returns for one hit-filled night. Tickets available at all Select-A-Seat locations and online. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7:30 p.m.

une 20 (also June 27, July 4, 11, 18)…. Westwinds Brass Band's Sunday Concerts in the Park
- Bring your picnics, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the Westwinds Brass Band out under the stars at Wagner Park! Enjoy the evening and hear the nostalgic music while visiting with your neighbor....or meet a new one! A children's march is always included so come see what it's all about! One hour performance. No admission. Wagner Park, 26th and Elgin Avenue; 8 p.m.

June 20 (series continues June 27; July 3, 4, 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1)…. Judson Maynard Summer Carillon Series - There will be a carillon concert every Sunday evening continuing through August 1. A special concert for July 3rd (9 a.m.) is also planned in conjunction with the Fourth on Broadway celebration. Dr. Roy Wilson, adjunct professor of organ and carillon, cordially invites you to bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets to listen from the Memorial Circle north of the Administration Building. Families with children are welcome. The concerts start right after the electronic bells chime the hour and are 40-45 minutes in length. Programming will include popular songs, classical, folk music, hymns, songs for children, and original compositions for the carillon. Performance dates are as follows: June 13, Roy Wilson, Lubbock, TX June 20, Will Balch, Katy, TX June 27, Jim Quashnock July 3, (9 a.m.) (Fourth on Broadway) Arla Jo Anderton/Roy Wilson July 4, Judson Maynard, Denton, TX July 11, Judson Maynard July 18, Judson Maynard July 25, Denise Koncelik, Wichita Falls, TX August 1, Cole Shooter, Lubbock, TX. For further info, contact Roy Wilson, 799-7227, or royjaneann@hotmail.com. Memorial Circle north of the Administration Building, Texas Tech; 8 p.m.

Community Spotlight:
Two Special Volunteer Opportunities Offered

VistaCare Hospice Volunteers Needed

Do you know of a group of people (10-20 people) that would be interested in a fun activity? (Youths looking for service hours, church groups, friends, family, etc.) VistaCare Hospice is seeking help from groups for a summer service project! They plan to provide a "Wheelchair Wash" to residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities during June, July and August. This is a free service for the residents and facility. VistaCare Hospice will provide tasty refreshments for the volunteers and identification tags for the wheelchairs. Your group provides the laughter and fun! They are asking for your group to provide just 2 hours of your time and a team of volunteers willing to help people in the community. Your team is welcome to wear t-shirts identifying your business or church and the activity can be scheduled 2 weeks in advance to take place almost any day during the week or weekend according to your group's convenience. If you like, you can combine your group with another group to form a large enough team. If your group has a facility in mind they can help set that up or provide some options to choose from. For more information or to sign up please call Katherine McLamore at 806-831-1664.

Summer Program for Individuals With Special Needs
High Point Village is a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of those with special needs. The summer program meets at 10911 Slide Road and includes a class in ceramics pouring and painting every Wednesday from 9 a.m.-11a.m. and 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. Classes are also offered the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m.- 11a.m. These classes are offered to those individuals with special needs ages 13 and older. Classes are offered free of charge, but each participant must be accompanied by a “buddy” who is 18 or older. Call 698-0015 to enroll or visit www.highpointvillage.org for more.

Last Week's Trivia Contest Results

Last week's trivia question was: From a production standpoint, what is the most significant fact associated with the 1967 animated film "The Jungle Book"?

It was the final film in which Walt Disney (the MAN...not the studio) had a hand in the production directly.

The winners of last week's question: Tamara G. and Christina B. of Lubbock.

We Have Two Trivia Contests!

Trivia Contest #1: This week we have two (2) pairs of tickets to the Sounds of West Texas Classic Country Music Show this Saturday night.

To be in the drawing to win these tickets, answer this week's classic country trivia question:

Which area native and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame wrote songs for a short time in the 1960s using the writer's pseudonym "Jackson King" ???

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com and use the fun phrase “Sounds like West Texas!” as your subject title.

Please be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email so we may get the tickets to you easily. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown info. The deadline is a quick one this week - Friday at noon - and the winner will be called Friday afternoon.

Trivia Contest #2: This week we have a voucher good for two people to attend any performance during the 2010 Lubbock Moonlight Musical Season.

Here is this week's trivia question for the Moonlight voucher:

Though nominated, it didn't take home the top prize for Best Picture...however, the film version of "Hello Dolly" did take home Oscars in which three (3) categories?

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com with the answer and use the fun phrase “Moonlight!” as your subject title. Deadline for this contest is Sunday at midnight and the winner will be contacted on Monday.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com and use the fun phrase “Trivia by Moonlight” as your subject title.

Note: All correct answers will be placed in the hat and one winner will be drawn from all the correct answers received for contests.

Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Good luck to everyone!

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June 24-27…Critterfest at the Science Spectrum
June 25-26…Hub Performing Arts: “The Jungle Book Kids”
June 26-27…Moonlight Musicals: “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story"
July 3-4....….4th on Broadway, Concert and Fireworks
July 12-16…..Ranching Heritage Center Summer Youth Classes

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