July 22, 2010


July 22….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, coolers or food are allowed. Pete's Curbside will have food available to purchase.This week's featured performer is Wendy Colonna (folk rock). Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Avenue; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.


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 entertaining evening of fun! All productions are free. Clapp Park, 46th and Ave U; 7 p.m.


July 22-24….Free Flip Flop Week - Come by Cookies by Design to enjoy a free flip flop cookie! While you’re there, check out the party room, enter a drawing for a free 7-cookie bouquet, and sign up your kids for their Kids Cookie Club! Available to the first 100 "fun" people. Store hours are 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Saturday. Please call (806) 794-6992 for more information. Cookies by Design, in September Place Shopping Center, 3310-82nd St.


July 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 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 23-24….Hub Performing Arts School presents: “Seussical” - Bring your lawn chairs and friends and enjoy this fun-filled musical. It will be enjoyed by both kids and those who are kids at heart! Free Admission. Concessions will be available for purchase: hot dogs and chips for the evening performance; donuts and coffee at the morning performance. Vintage Township's Founder's Park, 114th just west of Quaker; presented Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday morning at 10 a.m.

July 23-24 (repeats July 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 23-24 (repeats July 31; August 6, 14, 27-28)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents "Willy Wonka” - This musical is based on Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate factory,” adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Tim McDonald. Gerald Dolter is stage director; Jacob Miller will conduct. John Davis stars as Willy Wonka, with Benjamin Betts as Charlie Bucket and Mark Martin as Grandpa Joe. . For tickets call Select-A-Seat at 806.770.2000. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, in Mackenzie Park. 413 E. Broadway, Gates open at 7 p.m. Shows begin at 8 p.m.


July 23-25….Lubbock Meals on Wheels Tennis Tournament - The events include men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles. Once again, there is a junior tournament for players age 18 and under. The junior tournament is singles only. Due to the large number of entries, adult matches will begin on Friday, July 23. Also on Friday, players are invited to The Falls Tennis & Athletic Club for check-in, door prizes, and dinner. A casual dinner will be donated by Freebirds World Burrito. Play continues on Saturday and Sunday, and the weekend of events closes with an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Sunday at The Falls. Awards will be presented for first, second, and third place winners in both the adult and junior tournaments and refreshments will be served. The entry fee, which includes invitations for two to the Friday evening events and a tournament t-shirt is $30 per person and $15 for the second event for adults, and $25 per person for the juniors. The entry and payment deadline is Tuesday, July 20. A $5 fee will be charged to anyone paying after the deadline. Payments can be made to Lubbock Meals on Wheels by cash, check, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover). To enter the tournament or for more information, please contact the Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ office at 792-7971. Tournament will be held at McLeod Tennis Center, LakeRidge Country Club, Lubbock Country Club, The Falls Tennis & Athletic Center & Monterey High School.

July 23-25
….“The Would-Be Gentleman” - Mr. Jordan is middle-aged and middle-class. The foolish man 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 24…..Lubbock Master Gardeners Waterwise Tour 2010 - Come and see beautiful gardens that conserve water by using native, adapted, and xeric plants. Learn about design techniques and horticultural practices that will help you save water in your garden. All gardens belong to Master Gardeners who have designed and maintain them. They will be present and happy to provide plant lists and offer advice and information. Tickets: $5 Available at all tour locations. Children free with adult ticket. Proceeds benefit the South Plains Food Bank youth programs. Tour locations include 2311 York, 2126 52nd St., 3520 96th St., 6008 102nd St., 4710 118th St.; 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

July 24….“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 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. Starts at 12 p.m. and will last 2-3 hours, depending on how creative you get with the paint!

July 24….27th Annual Cattle Baron’s Ball - Grab your partner and “Cowboy Up for a Cure” at the 2010 Cattle Baron’s Ball. This year attendees will dance the night away with headliner Pat Green. The event has been the primary fundraiser for the Lubbock Unit of the American Cancer Society since 1983. To date, the ball has raised almost $5 million in the fight against cancer. Aside from great music, attendees will have the opportunity to delight their taste buds thanks to catering by Don Strange of Texas, Inc. The event will also include live and silent auctions as well as cowboy and Las Vegas-style games. Proceeds from the entire event will benefit the American Cancer Society through education, research and patient services such as transportation to and from treatment, hotel rooms for out-of-town patients and their families, survivor support group meetings and summertime camps for children with cancer. Mike and Leslie Moss, the Cattle Baron’s Ball chairmen, credit this event to the time and dedication of more than 100 volunteers throughout this past year. For more info or to buy tickets, visit lubbockcattlebaronsball.org. V-8 Ranch, 806 Ave J, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.


July 25….Dance Party - Come and enjoy a great time at a new dance studio in town. Cadillac Jack will be performing. There will also be a ballroom and Latin dance show and complementary hord'ourves B.Y.O.B. Cost is $10.00 per person. A portion of the money raised will go to The Lubbock's Children's home, a great non-profit organization. For more information call (806) 793-0396 or (806) 368-6654. Dance With Me, 6602 W. 19th St; 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.

July 25
(series continues 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: 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 26-28….Children's Senses Overload Camp
- The first step to becoming a good scientist is to learn to use all of your senses. From July 26th-28th, this camp at the Science Spectrum for ages 4-6 will be full of thrills and chills, sights and sounds, and smells and tastes that will test your observations and reasoning skills. Classes: Members $48 class / Non-members $54 class. Call 806.745.6299 for more info or visit www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum & Omni Theater, 2579 South Loop 289; 9 a.m. -12 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Contest Results

Trivia Contest #1 question: Which legendary Texas cattleman used Palo Duro Canyon as a holding pen for his massive herds beginning in the late 1800s?

Answer: Charlie Goodnight
Winner: Anita N. of Lubbock.

Trivia Contest #2 question: Who is the founder and executive producer of the Lubbock Moonlight Musicals?

Answer: Gerald Dolter
Winner: Ouida A. of Las Cruces, NM

The Weekly Trivia Contest(s)....

Trivia Contest #1: This week, 2 winners will be chosen for 5 introductory dance lessons which include: (3) 1/2 hour Private Lessons and (2) Group Classes on Tuesday Night at 7 p.m. at Lubbock's newest studio, Dance With Me. The winner can choose the type of dance they want to learn…anything from ballroom, Latin or C&W.

To win these lessons, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at
info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase “Dance, Dance, Dance” as your subject title.

Two-part question: Which tunesmiths co-wrote the classic song “Save the Last Dance for Me” - and - which group first recorded it in 1960?

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 4-pak to Joyland Amusement Park and we'll award them to the winning entry with the answer to a trivia question listed below.

Question: In the early 1900s, which company built the beautiful carousel now operating at Joyland?

To win these tickets, email us at info@lubbockfunclub.com with the answer and use the fun phrase “Merry Go Round” 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 27-29….Children’s Author Dolores Mosser at Libraries
July 28….....The Flatlanders in Concert
August 3…...27th Annual National Night Out
August 5…...Lubbock Fun Club SOS August Monthly Dinner
August 7…...5th Annual Hub City Beach Party

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