July 8, 2010


July 8….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 The Hat Trick (classic rock/pop/folk). Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.


July 9….“National Sugar Cookie Day” Celebration - Come by Cookies by Design this Friday to help celebrate the Sugar Cookie - their specialty! - on its very own holiday! Everyone is invited to drop by the Shoppe to decorate your own cookie any time from 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. To celebrate, our iced sugar cookies are buy one, get one free and our Cookies on a Stick are just $5 each! Call 806-794-6992 if you have any questions or to reserve a spot to decorate. Take advantage of this opportunity to create a delicious work of cookie art while celebrating a wonderful holiday! Cookies by Design, September Place Shopping Center, 3310-82nd Street; (decorating times available at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.)

July 9….Literacy Lubbock’s 2nd Annual Summer Bash - Come and enjoy a great evening of fun at this free family event. The evening includes free good, bounce house, door prizes and lots of information. Please call Katie at 775-3636 for more information. Mahon Library Parking Lot, 1306 9th Street; 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

July 9....Evening of Laughter - Got stress? Come get happy! It will reduce the stress, relax the muscles, shift the mood, oxygenate the body as if you ran track and field, Release the tightness in the body and more! Come learn some great laughing techniques that you can use everyday! This experience is free and everyone’s invited. Meet Chicagoland’s happiest person, Lynda Tourloukis. She laughs everyday! She is -a certified teacher of Laughter Yoga, a certified laughter leader world tour, and a leadership and life development director. For info on creating more fun and joy and to contact a laughing Lubbock, contact call Carla Brown (806) 392-5768 or Patty Freier (806) 787-2599. The Covenant LifeStyle Centre, 21st and Joliet (at the top of east Parking Garage); 7-8:30 p.m.

July 9; (repeats July 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.


July 9-10….“Make Plays" Football Camp - The Landon Johnson Foundation is proud to present a free instructional camp for athletes at the high school level, ages 14-18. The purpose is to learn skills and techniques from collegiate and professional athletes in a fun and constructive environment. The celebrity coaches include Ayodele, Jon Goldsberry, Kevin Curtis, Gilbert Gardner, Jacques Reeves, Uche Nwanerie, Mike Smith, Nick Cavallo, Uche Nwaneri, Ryan Aycock, Gabe Hall, and more. Please call the Courtyard at 1-806-795-1633 for more information. This year all participants if possible are asked to please bring 1 or more canned goods or non perishable foods items the camp in order to help those in the community who are in need. All food donations will go to the South Plains Food Bank. Lowery Field, Ave. P at 66th Street; Friday: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday: 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

July 9-10 (repeats July 16-17, 23-24, 30-31)….”Honky Tonk Angels” - Move over Charlie's Angels - here come "The Honky Tonk Angels," the fabulous production of a musical comedy by Ted Swindley, the author of the hit "Always Patsy Cline". Come and enjoy this hilariously funny, rollicking and touching journey that celebrates the women's voices in country music. Travel through the years with classics from Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn and Kitty Wells up to contemporary favorites by the likes of Dolly Parton, K.T. Oslin and Reba McEntire. You will experience these and many other great songs through the eyes of the three country gals who meet on a bus on their way to Nashville to follow the "music city dream" of becoming a star. Romance, husband problems, independence and a little gospel thrown in for good measure result in a thrilling theatrical mixture of laughter, friendship and maybe a tear or two. Stand By Your Man, Coal Miner's Daughter, Delta Dawn and Harper Valley PTA are just a few of the hits you will experience on the wings of "Honky Tonk Angels"! Directed by Jane Prince Jones and produced By Don Caldwell, the show features Cami Caldwell, Sheena Fadeyi and returning from Nashville, especially for this show, all time Cactus favorite Macy Hill, with Donnie Allison as Nashville club owner "Bubba." 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.

July 9-10 (repeats July 16-17, 23-25)….“The Would-Be Gentleman” - Mr. Jordan is middle-aged and middle-class. The foolish Jordan now has one aim in life—to rise above this middle-class background and be accepted as an aristocratic gentleman. His sensible wife sees that he is making himself ridiculous and urges him to return to his previous unpretentious, but to no avail. Jordan wants his daughter to marry into the upper class. But she is in love with the middle-class Cléonte. The way in which all these problems are solved make for a fun night of theatre. The Harley Sadler shows always include vaudeville performances, candy sale, and prize give-away in addition to the main performance. Tickets: Adults - $12.00; Children (12 and under) - $ 8.00; Student rate (with student ID) - $10.00; Senior rate (60 and above) - $10.00; Military discount (with military ID) - $10.00; Group rate - $10.00. For tickets call 806-495-4005 or visit www.garzatheatre.com. Garza Theatre, 226 E. Main in Post, Texas. Friday & Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m. (matinee).


July 10….Downtown Art Market - This outdoor event features over 30 local artists and growers all showcasing their work. Booths will be set up in the Gallery, the Artlab next door, the Gallery garden and along the sidewalks on Buddy Holly. Paintings, leather work, metal work, crafts and other media will be featured this month. The local growers will have early veggies and fruits as well as plants and cut flowers. Come downtown and see what all the talk is about, meet your friends and celebrate this cultural district event! More local artists are encouraged to show their work in a booth. For more information call 687-1644 or 239-1891. Tornado Gallery, 1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

July 10….Arboretum Second Saturday Program
- The subject for this program will be "The Care and Feeding of Butterflies," by Ted Simon, Travel and Nature writer. Following the Second Saturday program, there will be the Dedication of the Handicapped Garden Beds at the southeast corner of the fenced area of the Arboretum. Either walk down from the Arboretum Interpretive Center, or enter from the south gate from the Garden and Arts Center parking lot. The raised beds are accessible to all, including those in wheel chairs. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 South University Avenue; refreshments and coffee: 9:30 a.m., program: 10 a.m.

July 10 (Re-scheduled from July 2nd -final performance)…. 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.

July 10….Summer Movies in the Park - The Tech Terrace-U.N.I.T. Neighborhood Association presents “Avatar” free of charge. All are welcomed! Bring a blanket, a snack and a friend! Beginning at 8:15 p.m. there will be organized games for the kids before the movie starts. In case of rain, the movie will be shown the following Saturday. Wagner Park, 26th Street and Flint Avenuet. Movie will begin around sundown...(a little after 9 p.m.)


uly 11
(series concludes July 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.

July 11
(series continues July 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.


July 12….LFC "Simply Singles" Monthly Dinner (Age Group: 30s/40s) – All singles in this age group are invited to come join the fun....and be sure to bring friends to share in a meal and a good time together! Beef O'Brady's, 5510-4th Street (in the Dollar Tree Plaza - behind Taco Bueno); 6:30 p.m


July 12-16 and July 19-23….Hub Young Performers Camp – This 2-week camp is for students entering the 4th through 11th grade in the fall. Young Performers camp is designed to take older campers through a camp experience which increases their skills and provides a performance opportunity. This age group has a longer day at camp- 9 a.m. to 5.p.m (8:30 a.m. drop off available). The mornings are spent in acting, dance, and music classes while afternoons are spent working on final performance. Seussical is an amazing show that requires strong singers and actors! There are lots of great parts! The story is of Horton the Elephant as he chases the Whos and avoids the Sour Kangaroo (a belting part to the highest degree!) and the Wickersham monkeys. The Cat in the Hat follows all of the action with JoJo who gets thrown into the story. Gertrude McFuzz is a one feather bird who loves Horton but never gets noticed. Mayzie is an amazing bird who leaves her egg with Horton to care for which he does with great faithfulness. Final performances will be held at Vintage Township’s outdoor stage in Founder’s Park. This camp is an excellent opportunity for those students new to theatre to find out if they have the skills and desire for performing. It is also a great opportunity for the more experienced campers to grow in their skills and get ready for fall auditions. For more, visit hubperformingarts@att.net or call 806.795.7344. It is not too late to sign up for this 2-week day camp! Visit www.hubperformingarts.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/camp-brochure.pdf for camp details! Hub Performing Arts School, 3833 50th St; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Contest Results

Trivia Contest #1: Can you name the Texas-based, self-proclaimed "drive in movie critic" who attained national notoriety beginning in the 1980s with his reviews featured in Texas Monthly magazine and, later, syndicated newspaper columns?

Answer: Joe Bob Briggs
Winner: Kim M.
of Lubbock County

Trivia Contest #2:
Who is the Lubbock-based music historian who will soon be honored with a plaque on the West Texas Walk of Fame for his contributions in the field of publishing - most notably on the life and career of Buddy Holly?

Answer: Bill Griggs
Winner: Aubrey H. of Lubbock

Are you ready, Skee-Daddy!?
We've Got Twin Trivia Contests......again

Trivia Contest #1: We have two (2) pairs of tickets to any performance of the The Garza Theatre production of “The Would-Be Gentleman” taking place July 16-17, 23-25 in Post, Texas.

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

Two-part question: Which banjo-playing folk performer wrote the classic song "Gentle On My Mind" ...and... which other singer instantly became associated with this monster country/pop hit?

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com and use the fun phrase “Gentle On My Mind” 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. . Deadline for this contest is Sunday at midnight and the winner will be contacted on Monday.

Trivia Contest #2: This week we have a family 5-pak to Joyland Amusement Park and we'll award them to the winning entry with the answer to a trivia question listed below.

To be in this week's drawing, answer this trivia question for the Joyland tickets:

What was the first name of what later became known as Joyland Amusement Park?

To win these tickets, email us at info@lubbockfunclub.com with the answer and use the fun phrase “Joyn Me At Joyland” 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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July 12-16…..Ranching Heritage Center Summer Youth Classes
July 12-16…..SportQuest
July 15, 17, 21, 23….Melodrama in the Park
July 23-24, 31….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: "Willy Wonka”
July 24…...........27th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball

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