July 15, 2010


July 15….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. No outside beverages or coolers are allowed. This week's featured performer is The Jeremiah Houston Band (country/Southern Rock/alternative). Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.


July 15, 17 (repeats July 21, 23)….Children's Theatre in the Park - CATS Theatre presents "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," based on the novel by Mark Twain, directed by Peter Contreras II. Bring the family, lawn chairs and blankets for an evening of fun! The kid's show and the melodrama are scheduled for the same evenings. All productions are free. Clapp Park, 46th and Avenue U; 6:30 p.m.

uly 15, 17 (repeats July 21, 23)….Melodrama in the Park – CATS Theatre presents "I Only Have Fangs For You," by Craig Sodaro, directed by Todd Eldridge. Bring the family, lawn chairs and blankets for an evening of fun! The kid's show and the melodrama are scheduled for the same evenings. All productions are free. Clapp Park, 46th and Avenue U; 8 p.m.


July 16….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're 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.


July 16-17 (repeats July 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 16-17 (repeats July 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 - $10.00; Children (12 and under) - $6.00; Student Rate (with student ID) - $8.00; Seniors (60 and above) - $8.00; Military Discount (with military ID) - $8.00; 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, July 25: 2:30 p.m. (matinee).

July 16-17; (repeats July 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 16, 18 (repeats July 22, 24)….Shakespeare in the Park - This production of "The Taming of the Shrew” is presented by CATS Theatre and directed by Rolando Rivera. Bring the family, lawn chairs and some blankets for an interesting and entertaining evening of fun! All productions are free. Clapp Park, 46th and Avenue U; 7 p.m.


July 17…. Archaeology in Action - Here's your chance to see "archaeology in action" as you interact with the excavators and the lab crew. View what is being unearthed and learn how environmental and
cultural clues fit into the picture of the time period under investigation. Tours to the excavation area and the Quaternary Research Center leave the Interpretive Center at: 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. Throughout the day, see special demonstrations of flintknapping and enjoy loads of activities including doing your own mock dig, pottery puzzles, petroglyphs, and spear throwing. Admission to the event is free of charge.Then, from 8:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. you can join the night hike. Tour the night sky, and learn about the prairie ecosystem after dark! Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark (Just north of Loop 289, at Indiana Avenue and U.S. Highway 84); 8:30 a.m.- 10:30 p.m.

July 17....Peach Day at Apple Country Orchards
- Come celebrate Peach day. Take a hayride through the Orchard. Enjoy fresh peach pancakes and sausage starting at 9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the South Plains Food Bank GRUB kids. There will be BBQ brisket and fixins for lunch along with peach smoothies, peach pie, peach turnovers and fresh peaches just picked from our Orchard. There will also will be lots of apple picking. Apple Country Orchards, 4 miles east of Idalou on Hwy 62; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

July 17….Ray Price in Concert - This American country singer, songwriter and guitarist's more well-known recordings include "Release Me", "Crazy Arms", "Heartaches by the Number", "City Lights", "My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You", "For the Good Times", "Night Life", "I Won't Mention It Again", "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" and "Danny Boy". He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996 and—now in his mid-80s—continues to record and tour. Tickets are available at Select-A-Seat at 770-2000. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m

July 17….(Re-scheduled from last week due to rain) 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 18
(series finale)….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 18
(series continues July 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 20-23….Kids' Aviation Boot Camps at Silent Wings Museum - The Silent Wings Museum will host their two-part summer activity camps, Aviation Boot Camp I and II, in July at the Museum; the site of the World War II Glider Program’s advanced training. Registration fee for each of the camps is $35 per child. The camps are designed to introduce children ages 8-12 to the daily life and training of a World War II glider pilot and soldier. Children will be enrolled as “cadets” and will participate in different activities which teach history, basic flight principles, navigation, military skills and teamwork. The 2009 Summer Aviation Boot Camp proved to be such a success, the Museum added an additional camp, Aviation Boot Camp II. This new camp will allow past participants many new challenges. Further information and registration forms can be obtained from Lisa Howe, Silent Wings Museum Education Coordinator. "I'm glad we are able to offer a new program that will afford last year’s cadets the chance to be involved again and learn more about the glider program," said Howe. There is still time to register for Boot Camp ll. Pre- registration by July 16 is required. For more information contact Lisa Howe - lhowe@mylubbock.us or 806-775-3059. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N I-27; 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Contest Results

Trivia Contest #1:
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?

Answers: John Hartford (writer) and Glen Campbell (artist)
Winners: Randy H. and Rebecca C. both of Lubbock.

Trivia Contest #2:
What was the first name of what later became known as Joyland Amusement Park?

Answer: Mackenzie Park Playground
Winner: Monica L. of Lubbock

Last Chance for "TEXAS" Tickets

Trivia Contest #1: This week we have one last 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.

The question: Which legendary Texas cattleman used Palo Duro Canyon as a holding pen for his massive herds beginning in the late 1800s?

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

Trivia Contest #2: This week we have another voucher good for two people to attend any performance during the 2010 Lubbock Moonlight Musical season.
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. To be in this week's drawing, answer this trivia question:

Who is the founder and executive producer of the Lubbock Moonlight Musicals?

To win these tickets, email us at info@lubbockfunclub.com with the answer and use the fun phrase “Moonlight in Mackenzie” 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 19-24......….Free Flip Flop Week at Cookies By Design
July 23-24, 31….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: "Willy Wonka”
July 24…...........27th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball
July 28…...........The Flatlanders in Concert
August 3….........27th Annual National Night Out

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