June 9, 2011


June 9….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase - The Buddy Holly Center is gearing up for another hot summer of music and fun with the annual Summer Showcase Concert Series. This week's featured act is Patricia Vonne performing her eclectic mix of Austin-style rockabilly, blues and uptempo pop and Americana tunes. Performances are every Thursday evening from June 1 – September 1, 2011. The Summer Showcase experience is an entertaining and innovative environment, where patrons can enjoy original and unique Texas made music. Summer Showcase 2011 is free. There will be a cash bar and beverages available for purchase. Please no outside food or beverages or coolers are allowed. Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


June 10….A Tribute to The Eagles - Featuring the all-time hits from America's greatest country-rock band...The Eagles! Starring your Cactus favorites Jason Fellers, Amber Pennington, Jeff Bailey, Dustin Garrett and the fabulous Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine. Tickets are $17.50 and available by calling (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


June 10-11….The Journey 2011: 3rd Annual Benefit Concert – This summer outdoor concert was birthed in the heart of Pam Carroway over three years ago. Her dream was to provide a "Rock the Desert" type event for Lubbock and the surrounding area. This year The Journey is going 2 days! There are 25 bands, including 7 national artists: Shane and Shane, Thousand Foot Krutch, A Road Less Traveled, Seventh Day Slumber and Disciple and FireFlight! The United Youth Band will be performing and both John Wagner and Chad Word will be speaking! Tickets to the 2-day concert are on sale for only $15 and available for purchase at Lifeway, Mardel, Jent’s House of Music and Ralph’s Records. The price includes the lake entrance fee and 12-under are free! Simple Acts Ministry and the Lubbock Boys and Girls Club has been selected as the ministries to benefit. For more information visit their website at www.thejourneylubbock.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thejourneylubbock. Buffalo Springs Lake Amphitheater, 9999 High Meadow Road; Friday: noon – 10 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.- 11 p.m.

June 10-11 (repeats June 17-18)…."The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood" - It sure is hard to be humble when you're a swashbuckling, egocentric super-hero. But our gallant guy-in-green tries his best as he swaggers through this frantically funny, Monty Pythonesque retelling of the classic. This time around, the legendary legend, in his never-ending quest to aid the needy, encounters a lovely damsel-in-distress, an ever-scheming sheriff who would rather bowl a strike than hit a bull's-eye, a gold-hoarding, bad-guy monarch wannabe, and a good-natured "Town Crier" who manages to make her way into every scene, whether she belongs there or not. Combine them with a band of spoon-wielding Merry Men whose collective IQs equal six, and you've got an irreverent jaunt through Sherwood Forest you won't soon forget written by Mary Lynn Dobson and directed by Kim Klafka. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children and can be reserved by calling (806) 792-0501. CATS Playhouse, 2257 34th Street; 7:30 p.m.

June 10-11 (repeats June 17-18, 24-25; July 1, 2)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents: “Annie” - Lubbock Moonlight Musicals is gearing up for the summer with its sixth season of summer musicals in the woodland setting of the Wells Fargo Amphitheater in Lubbock. Artistic Director Gerald Dolter promises the best summer yet—one that boasts large casts of new local talent and many budding child actors. The musical Annie is a show featuring and about children. More than 25 local girls, ages 5-14, will appear as orphans in the show. The role of Annie will be double-cast with Olivia St. Peter (daughter of Rick St. Peter) and Kennedy Reeves. Playing the role of Daddy Warbucks will be LMM veteran Mike Morgan. The cast also boasts the sultry voice of Allison Smith as Grace. Sharon Holton will celebrate her sixth season with the company as Costume Designer. New this year will be Lubbock native and Texas Tech Dance Instructor Kyla Olson as Principal Choreographer. All summer performances will be outdoors in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater in beautiful MacKenzie Park. The audience is encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and personal lawn chairs or blankets. Seating is on grassy terraces. Tickets are priced at $28 for center terrace, preferred seating and $20 for general admission. Prices include a service charge. Tickets for all performances may be purchased online at www.ticketsage.com/_lubbock/ or by calling (806) 770-2000. Substantial group discounts are available, as well as special prices for students and children. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, 413 E. Broadway; Gates will open at 7 p.m. and shows will begin promptly at 8 p.m.


June 10-12….The Peddler Show
- For the past 34 years, The Peddler Show has offered Texas shoppers a truly remarkable and one-of-a-kind shopping experience. Currently operating over 25 shows annually, The Peddler Show Staff is committed to maintaining a contemporary and unique marketplace – offering repeat shoppers something new with each visit. Shoppers will find a vast selection of exclusive items including personalized designs, home décor, hand crafted jewelry, fashionable clothing, gourmet treats, creative gifts and so much more! The Peddler Show is the perfect street of shops-customized just for you! Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors 65+, and free for kids under 12. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday: 3 p.m.- 8 p.m., Sat: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.


June 11….Downtown Art Market – Springtime in Lubbock. What better way to get out of the winter doldrums than to come down to the 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, produce and other unique gift items will be for sale. 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 additional info please call 687-1644 or 239-1891. Tornado Gallery, 1822 Buddy Holly Ave; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

June 11….Lubbock’s Annual Foster Fest - Enjoy a free hotdog in the park. Explore a fire truck with real firemen. Take a dip in the pool. Bring your bikes, scooters and roller skates for an adventure inside Safety City. Get information about becoming a foster or adoptive home, or if you’re an existing foster family, just come and enjoy a day of socializing and soaking up the Lubbock sun in the park! Clapp Park, 4500 Ave U; Noon – 3 p.m.

June 11….Vintage Summer Days Wine and Music Festival - Kicking off this opening day for the Parade of Homes, the Vintage Summer Days Festival will feature live music all day as well food from Lubbock’s finest local restaurants and wine by D’Vine Wine. Playing a variety of music, popular local artists and Lubbock’s best up-and-coming stars, entertainment will be provided by Junior Vasquez, Tori and Micah Vasquez, Kenny Maines and Tyler T. Event takes place in Salisbury Park, Vintage Township, 12002 Trafalgar Ave; 2 p.m.- 9 p.m.


June 11-12….14th Annual Llano Wine & Clay Festival
– Enjoy live music and purchase Llano wine by the glass along with specialty foods. Local Clay Guild artists will be featured in the gallery. Individual booths and the Guild Collective art booths will showcase ceramics, paintings, jewelry and demonstrations throughout the day. Guest artists are Ron Boling, Roger Allen, Gary Huntoon, Tony and Gretchen Shwartz, Martin Pothier, Robbins Ranch Art Glass, Gery Henderson, Sharon Navage, Betty Monteith, June Whitacre, Roger Hughes, Mary Fischer, Michelle Watts, Lee Ware, Nancy & Bob Phillips, Mike Grafa, Randy Broadnax, Randi Wright/ Simplymarbelous and more. Admission is free. For more information call 745-2258. Llano Estacado Winery, 3,2 miles east of US87 (Tahoka Hwy) on FM1585; Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday: noon – 5 p.m.


une 12 (also June 19, 26; July 3, 11, 17)…. 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! Each performance is roughly one hour in length. No admission charge...just bring your lawn chairs and head for the park and enjoy a good old-fashioned band play wonderful nostalgic songs you're sure to enjoy. Wagner Park, 26th and Elgin Avenue; 8 p.m.

June 12….Fundraiser for Family of Ashton Cerka
- Ashton Cerka was involved in a hit and run accident a few months ago and is facing a long road to recovery. This is a link to one of the stories: (http://www.kcbd.com/Global/story.asp?S=14220100). They will be selling brisket and pulled pork sandwiches and rolled sausage tortillas and drink for $5.00 and there will also be a huge silent auction. State Rep Charles Perry will even be there to present Ashton with a resolution and flag flown over the capital in his honor. For more information call 806-441-9031. Double B Barns, Research Blvd and Hwy. 114 at Reese Center; See the website for more info at www.doublebpartybarns.com; 1 p.m.- 6 p.m.

This Week's Trivia Question...

This week, we have TWO trivia contests!

Contest #1:
We have 2 tickets to
Lubbock Moonlight Musicals' production of “Annie.”

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

The Question: In the play "Annie", which U.S. president does Annie get to meet?

The deadline for this contest is Sunday night at midnight and the winner will be contacted Monday. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Contest #2: We have 2 tickets to the Texas Musical Drama in Palo Duro State Park.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase “Don't Mess With Texas” as your subject title.

The Question: Which Texas ranch is recognized as being larger than the entire state of Rhode Island?

The deadline for this contest is Sunday night at midnight and the winner will be contacted Monday. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

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.

Good luck to everyone!

Area Summer Camp Opportunities

July 5 – 22….Hub Performing Arts School Summer Camp
– The school is now taking registrations for their summer camps. Shining Stars Camp begins July 5th through July 22nd. This fun musical theatre camp will work with campers on acting, singing and dancing and perform School House Rock Live Jr. at the end of camp! This camp is for students entering Kindergarten through 9th grade in the fall. Lots of great parts in the show! Starbound Camp begins July 25th through August 5th and is a theatre and acting camp. Classes in acting, stage combat, improv, character development and audition skills. Final performances will be one act plays. Campers must be entering the 4th through 12th grades in the fall. All Camp information can be found on the website: www.hubperformingarts.com or by calling (806) 795-7344.

July 18 – 22….National Ranching Heritage Center Summer Youth Classes
- Registration is now open for the 12th annual Summer Youth Classes for elementary students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Courses, each lasting 1 hour and 50 minutes, are scheduled in two blocks of time. The first is 8:30 to 10:20 a.m., and the second goes from 10:40 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students may sign up for one or two classes at a cost of $25 per course. Members of the Junior Rough Riders only pay $20 per class. Those who take two classes will be able to stay the whole morning and will have a snack in between their two classes. This year, the NRHC is excited to partner with the Museum of Texas Tech University, which is offering classes from 1:30 to 4:45 the same week. This will allow parents to have their child in classes the entire day and give them a variety of classes to choose from. Registration for all classes will be done through the National Ranching Heritage Center. “The summer program provides a fun, learning environment for young students in age-appropriate classes set among the Center’s historic structures,” said Emily Arellano, education director at the NRHC. “Because many students learn by doing, hands-on activities are planned for each day of the program. This is an excellent opportunity for children to see what life was like for the early settlers and ranchers of this area while also having fun.” Class space is limited and pre-registration is required. More information and registration are available on the NRHC website at www.nrhc.ttu.edu <http://www.nrhc.ttu.edu> . To contact Arellano, call (806) 742-0498 or e-mail her at emily.arellano@ttu.edu. For information on the Museum of Texas Tech classes, contact Brittany Chunn at (806) 742-2432 or brittany.chunn@ttu.edu. National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) on the Texas Tech campus, 3121 Fourth Street.

Looking at Next Week & Beyond

June 18….......South Plains Wildlife Rehab Open House
June 18….......Sounds of West Texas Classic Country Music
June 20 -24…..M.A.D. Camp at the Buddy Holly Center

June 23-25…..Science Spectrum CritterFest '11
June 26….......Jeff Dunham “Identity Crisis Tour”

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