June 24, 2010


June 24….2nd Annual Community Resource Fair for Community Service Professionals and Potential Clients - “Have you ever had a client that you needed to refer but didn’t know where to refer them?” “Have you ever been in need of assistance but didn’t know where to go for that help?” Here is your chance to get that helpful information. This is a come and go event being held for community service professionals and anyone needing services. You will be able to pick up information packets and speak to agency representatives regarding services and referrals. Approximately 40+ area community resource/assistance programs will be represented at this fair. Some of these programs include counseling, treatment, self improvement, financial assistance, emergency assistance, etc. Please stop by and help us continue to make this an annual event! For more information, please contact Julia Finch 775-1258. Central Jury Pool Building, 1302 Ave G (Crickets Ave.); 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

June 24….Wild Animal Program for Children - Come to the Lubbock Public Library to meet some of the animals who live at the South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. There are two shows. Pick up your free tickets when the library opens on the day of the program. Space is limited and tickets are first come, first served. For more information, call 775-2838. Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street; 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

June 24….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 Amanda Shires. Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.

June 24 (repeats 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 24-27….Critterfest - Lubbock’s most popular annual animal event is back again this June. No-where else in town can you get this close to tigers, alligators, crocodiles, 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, 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 featured at this year’s CritterFest. Blaszak’s Bengal Tiger Show and Crocodile Encounters will headline the always popular animal entertainment. The Blaszak Bengal Tiger Show is an all new act to CritterFest that features five trained Bengal tigers. 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 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. Tickets for CritterFest ‘10 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 ’10: adults: $10.00, children (3-12): $8.50, seniors (60+): $8.50. Member admission prices for CritterFest ‘10 Shows: $3.00 per adult / $2.00 per child. Under age 3 free for event admission. Additional fees for animal feeding, rides, or photos will apply. For more event information the public may call 806-745-2525, or visit www.sciencespectrum.org. For those that just can’t get enough critter fun, you can even take in an animal themed film in the OMNI Theater during the same weekend. The OMNI Theater will be featuring two animal-themed films. Wolves explores the reintroduction of one of North America’s greatest predators into amazing places like Yellowstone National Park. Also featured will be Ultimate Wave Tahiti. If beautiful underwater scenery and amazing fish and other creatures that inhabit some of the best coral reefs in the world is more to your liking, than you definitely won’t want to miss this film! Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; Schedule of daily showtimes: Big Cat Tiger 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).


June 25-26….Hub Performing Arts presents Disney’s “The Jungle Book Kids” - Don’t miss a fabulously fun performance of “The Jungle Book Kids.” Hub Performing Arts School provides performance training and opportunities for talented young performers from Lubbock and the surrounding areas. Bring a blanket or chairs, and even a picnic dinner if you wish to eat while you enjoy the play. It is free and open to the public. Founders Park in Vintage Township, 114th Street between Quaker Ave. and Slide Rd; Friday: 7 p.m. and Saturday: 10 a.m.


June 26….Waylon Jennings Birthday Bash & Independence Day Celebration - This annual event presented by Littlefield Arts and Heritage Committee, will include indoor crafts, food vendors, a parade, a barbecue lunch, music and more. Vendor space is available for $20 for a 10-by-12-foot area, electricity, chairs and tables provided. Lamb County Ag Center, South Hall Avenue, Littlefield; 9 a.m.

June 26….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. For more information, contact: Bob Drexler - 799-1302 - drextex99@yahoo.com or Renée Horton - 777-3404 or email reneehorton@suddenlink.net. LASRDF Dance Center, 2305 PR 7330 (located 2 blocks east of University Ave. on 120th Street); 10 a.m.

June 26…."Make and Take Rain Barrel Workshop"
- The workshop costs only $50 per barrel for the general public and $30 per barrel for members of the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum. You will find out how to assemble all of the rain barrel components, paint it so that’s it is the “crown jewel” in your yard, and learn everything you need to know about how to install, maintain and use it safely and efficiently. You may register for these extra slots any time from now until 12:00 noon on Friday by emailing jennifer.simek@ttu.edu. If you do not have email, please call 790-3921 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and say that you want to attend the workshop. You will automatically be registered. Just bring your money to the workshop and you can fill out the roster when you arrive. Hodges Community Center, 42nd and University; Noon (will last 2-3 hours, depending on how creative you get with the paint!)

June 26….School Wide Parking Lot Sale - Hub Performing Arts School Advanced Performance Team will be having a parking lot sale to raise money for their trip to New York City in August!! Baked goods, jewelry, dance clothes and so much more will be available! Help them travel this summer and see if you can't find a new treasure for your house! Call 795-7344 for more details. 3833 50th St; Noon – 5 p.m.

June 26….Alice and Wonderland Tea Party and Arts Festival – This event hosted by Lubbock Community Theater will be a come-and-go craft fair with artisans, bakers and more. There will be something fun for the whole family! "Alice in Wonderland" will be performed immediately following (ticket purchase required for the show). Admission is free. To participate as a vendor, artisan or performer please contact Courtney Roper by email at Courtney.Roper@yahoo.com or call 806-445-9661. Lubbock Community Theater, (43rd & Boston); 1 p.m.-.7:30 p.m.

June 26….Best of New Talent Showcase - Over the past years the Cactus Theater has auditioned an array of talented performing artists in search of the freshest talent in West Texas. As a result there were a wide variety of talented musical artists who blew you away with their individualist flair. The Cactus Theater proudly presents rising stars Keegan Peck, Betsy Hobbs, Al & Alyssa Ledesma, Mary Fletcher, Unction, Taylor McPhereson, West Balmorhea, Isabel Cordero, Avery Guyear, Vanessa Carter, Joe Travino, Hannah Howard, Lesley Arbona, Amy Ashbey, Josh Gentry, Angela Crowson and more!! Come support your favorite artist as they shine on the Cactus stage in one of this summer's greatest productions, Best of-New Talent-Showcase! Tickets are $25. For tickets and more information please call the Box Office at 806-762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

June 26….Westwinds Brass Band Concert at Vintage Township - The Westwinds Brass Band is a community brass band consisting of 35-40 members from all walks of life. Come enjoy an old-fashioned - and free - concert of traditional brass band favorites in the park. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Call (806) 771-1117 for directions or for more info. Founders Park at Vintage Township, 114th St. between Quaker Ave. and Slide Rd; 8:15 p.m.- 9:15 p.m.


June 26-27….Texas' Last Frontier Heritage Celebration & Texas Buffalo Soldier Living History Encampment -
Step back into the early life and times on Texas' far western frontier! Join in a variety of events throughout the weekend celebrating Cochran County's western frontier heritage, including a downtown parade, gospel and patriotic singing groups, a live country music band and dancing for the entire family, and an outdoor Sunday morning community worship service followed by a barbecue and soul food dinner. Tour an authentic Texas Buffalo Soldier camp--brought to you by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Buffalo Soldier Living History Program. The theme of this year's event is "Celebrating Western Youth". The young and the young-at-heart are invited to join in the re-enactment of an historic Buffalo Soldier expedition, an "iron riders" bicyle parade, and/or frontier softball game on Saturday afternoon at the county park. For more information contact Dorothy Barker at jodaphi1@windstream.net, (806) 266-5484, or (806) 891-5140. Cochran County Park, Morton, Texas; 10 a.m.

June 26-27; (repeats July 1, 3, 9-10, 16-17, 30; August. 7, 13, 20-22; September 3-7)….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 a young man from Lubbock, who - along with his high-school friends formed a band called 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. 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 obtained at www.selectaseatlubbock.com. All shows take place at Wells Fargo Amphitheater in Mackenzie Park. 413 E. Broadway, Gates open at 7 p.m.; show begins at 8 p.m.


une 27 (also 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 27 (series continues 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 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; Aug. 1, Cole Shooter, Lubbock, TX. For more, contact Roy Wilson, 799-7227, or royjaneann@hotmail.com. Memorial Circle north of the Administration Building, Texas Tech; 8 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Contest Results

Trivia contest #1: 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" ???

Answer: Littlefield native Waylon Jennings

The two winners were: Sandra L. and Hesper H. of Lubbock

Trivia contest #2: 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 ???

Answer(s): Best Sound, Best Musical Score, Best Art Direction

The winner of this question was: Holly H. of Lubbock

Another "TEXAS" Trivia Contest!

This week we have another very special package to award...and YOU could be the winner!

We have a voucher for 2 tickets to any regular performance of the “TEXAS” musical drama in Palo Duro Canyon, between now and August 21...and...as a very special bonus, it includes 2 steak dinners catered in the canyon by The Big Texan restaurant...the world-famous steakhouse in Amarillo. As before, we'll award the tickets to the winning entry with the answer to the Texas trivia question listed below.

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

Here's the question (there are 4 answers needed to correctly answer): Can you correctly name the following: Texas' official state motto, state song, state tree and state wildflower?

To win these tickets, email us at
info@lubbockfunclub.com with the answer and use the words “Texas Trivia” 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 Sunday evening at midnight and the winner will be contacted Monday morning.

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 29…...."Hard Times" Summer Jazz Festival Concert
July 1…......."SOS" (Adult Singles 50+) Monthly Dinner
July 3-4....….4th on Broadway, Concert and Fireworks
July 9-10..….Cactus Theater presents: "Honky Tonk Angels"
July 12-16…..Ranching Heritage Center Summer Youth Classes

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