July 29, 2010


July 29….Children’s Author Dolores Mosser at Lubbock Public Library - Local author Dolores Mosser will read her children’s book A Train Story. Pick up your free tickets at the library the day of the show—space is limited. Tickets are first come, first served. For more information, call 775-2838. Groves Branch Library, located at 5520 9th Street, 10:30 a.m.

July 29….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 Mariachi Amistad (traditional mariachi). Buddy Holly Center, Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave; 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.


July 30….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 purchased at www.selectaseatlubbock.com. All shows take place at Wells Fargo Amphitheater in Mackenzie Park. 413 E. Broadway, Gates open at 7 p.m. Shows begin at 8 p.m.


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 31….Family Day at Apple Country Orchards - Family day is this Saturday at the Apple Orchard ! There will be fresh peach and apple pancakes and sausage starting at 9 a.m. with proceeds to benefit the South Plains Food Bank GRUB kids! Kids, come pick 3 lbs of apples free for your family! Come and enjoy free hayrides through the orchard, BBQ brisket and fixins for lunch, and peach and apple pies, turnovers and fresh peaches just picked from the orchard. Apple Country Orchards, 4 miles east of Idalou on Hwy 62; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

July 31….Back to School Fiesta
- This is a free annual event open to students and families from Lubbock and the surrounding areas. During the event, students and their families receive information and resource sessions in English and Spanish to encouraging the pursuit of higher education, enjoy speakers, free food and entertainment, chances to win prizes, free school supplies and are introduced to organizations and resources that promote higher education and family wellness. Early registration begins at 9:45 a.m. There are 2 sessions to choose from 1 begins at 10:15 a.m. 2 begins at 11:30 a.m, United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana; 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

July 31 (repeats 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.


August 1…. Judson Maynard Summer Carillon Series - 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. This Sunday's performance features Cole Shooter of Lubbock. For more info, contact Roy Wilson, 799-7227, or royjaneann@hotmail.com. Memorial Circle north of the Administration Building, Texas Tech University campus; 8 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Contest Results

Trivia Contest #1: Which tunesmiths co-wrote the classic song “Save the Last Dance for Me” - and - which group first recorded it in 1960?
Answers: Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman / Ben E. King with The Drifters
Winners: Stan T. and Candace G. both of Lubbock

Trivia Contest #2: In the early 1900s, which company built the beautiful carousel now operating at Joyland?

Answer: C.W. Parker Co.
Amy G. from Wolfforth

The Weekly Trivia Contest(s)....

Trivia Contest #1: This week we have a family 4-pak for the Science Spectrum and Omni Theater.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase “Simple Is As Simple Does” as the subject title.

The question: In the film "Forrest Gump", which technology giant was featured prominently as an investment for Tom Hanks' character?

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 voucher good for two (2) people to attend any performance during the 2010 Lubbock Moonlight Musicals season.

To win these tickets, email us at info@lubbockfunclub.com with the answer and use the fun phrase “The Golden Ticket” as the subject title.

Question: Which song, featured in the 1971 film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" as well as the current stage play, features the following lyrics:

If you want to view paradise,
Simply look around and view it
Anything you want to, do it
Want to change the world?
There's nothing to it

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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Go to CALENDAR OF EVENTS for even MORE fun things to do!


August 2-4….CSI: Lubbock Camp
August 3…...27th Annual National Night Out
August 4..….Kids Summer Cookie Camp
August 5…...Lubbock Fun Club SOS August Monthly Dinner
August 6-7…Lubbock's Regional Firefighters Combat Challenge
August 7…...5th Annual Hub City Beach Party
August 14….Lubbock’s Got Talent
August 20….National Ranching Heritage Center Gala

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