July 14, 2011


July 14….Magic Show for Children at the Library - Come enjoy the magic of Dr. Rick at the Lubbock Public Library. Pick up your free tickets at the library on the day of the program. Space is limited. For more information, please call the Mahon Library at 775-2838. Groves Library, 5520 19th Street 1 & 2 p.m.

July 14….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase - This week's featured act is The Griffin Adams Bandperforming West Texas style rock 'n' roll. 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. No outside food, beverages or coolers allowed. Buddy Holly Center Meadows Courtyard, 1801 Crickets Ave; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


July 15 (repeats July 22, 29)….A Tribute to Prince, Aerosmith and Journey - Rock out with Dustin Garrett, Toby Caldwell, Ryan Garza, Jason Fellers, Amber Pennington - and introducing Jaden Terry - as they pay tribute to three of the greatest rock artists of all time! From funk & R&B...to hard rock and blues-rock....to jazz fusion and progressive rock - there's nothing the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine can't do! Don't miss this opportunity to rock out as the Cactus Theater salutes three of America's most beloved rock stylists! Tickets are $17.50 and available by calling 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

July 15….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 15,16 (repeats July 22, 23, 29, 30)…. Lubbock Moonlight Musicals: “Disney’s High School Musical" - Based on a Disney Channel original movie written by Peter Barsocchini, "Disney’s High School Musical" will include a cast of more than 30 local high school and college students. The leading roles of Troy Bolton and Gabriela Montez will be played by Joshua Walters of Lubbock High School and Kathleen Langford, a music major at Texas Tech. 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, Mackenzie Park, 413 E. Broadway. Gates open at 7 p.m. and shows begin promptly at 8 p.m.


July 16….Gallery of Flight at Science Spectrum - The much anticipated opening of the second phase of the all new Gallery of Flight is scheduled for this Saturday, July 16th. Phase one, The Dudley and Dorris Faver Gallery of Flight , was completed in July of 2010. Now one year later, phase two is ready for public viewing. From the early days of powered flight, to the development of jet propulsion, and finally to modern day Space exploration, the Gallery of Flight explores man’s technological and soulful quest to reach the skies. This addition to the permanent collection of exhibits at the Science Spectrum combines the traditional hands-on, kids-of-all-ages friendly, science exhibitry as well as a historical look at aviation in the United States from the perspective of those who served at Reese Air Force Base. The historical portion of the exhibition includes photos, video, memorabilia, paintings and numerous other items both from Reese Air Force Base and from the personal collection of Major General Dudley E. Faver (ret.), base commander at Reese in 1964. Some of the hands-on science exhibits and topics include:

- An interactive flight control tower
- A computerized flight simulator
- T-37 trainer cockpit
- Air speed and pressure experimentation (i.e. Bernoulli’s Principal)
- Flight aerodynamics
- Flight instrumentation
- An amazing collection of historical and military aircraft models
- Space shuttle tiles
- A real NASA space suit
- A collection of rare meteorites

Attendance to the all new Gallery of Flight is included with standard museum admission to the Science Spectrum Museum. For additional information the public may visit www.sciencespectrum.org

Museum General Admission Ticket Rates:
Adults $8.00, Children (3-12) & Seniors (60+) $6.50.

For group rates and reservations interested persons may call 745-2525 x234. Science Spectrum Museum & OMNI Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289


July 16…."SOS" Singles (Adults 45+) Hamburgers at HillcrestCome and enjoy eating hamburgers or hot dogs and socializing with friends by the poolside (no swimming). Cost is $12.00 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Please RSVP to Robbie at robeec55@yahoo.com or 790-7578. SOS (Single Only Stuff) is a singles group for adults 45 years of age and up that enjoy quality outings, food, fun and fellowship. Hillcrest Country Club, 4011 N. Boston (pool is to your right as you enter the parking lot); 7–10 p.m.

July 16….Marcia Ball: Live at the Cactus
- American blues singer and pianist Marcia Ball returns to Lubbock to perform on the Cactus Stage! Ball was described in USA TODAY as "a sensation, saucy singer and superb pianist... where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana blues-swamp meet." The Boston Globe described her music as "an irresistible celebratory blend of rollicking, two-fisted New Orleans piano, Louisiana swamp-rock and smoldering Texas blues from a contemporary storyteller." Don't miss Marcia Ball Live at the Cactus...one night only! Tickets are $20.00 and available by calling 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


July 17….Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe "Sunday Party" - Have you heard the news? There's good rockin' tonight! The featured live music this week will be provided by the fabulous Prophets of Rockabilly! Fun for the whole family, the festivities begin at 5 p.m. and extend into the early evening hours. Come enjoy classic cars provided by the Nifty Fifties car club, hot rockabilly tunes and a rockin' fun time for all! Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe, 3404-34th Street; 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

July 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.
Last Week's Trivia Winners....

The Question: Inside the Matterhorn ride at Disneyland in California, there is a hidden athletic facility...largely unknown to the public until recently. What was this facility designed for?

Answer: There is a basketball court at the top of the mountain... used as a rest stop/prep area for the "mountain climbing" employees who work/maintain the ride.

Winner: Melissa G . of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Question...

This week, we have Family 4-pack to 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 “It's not rocket science...or is it?” as your subject title.

The Question: A special exhibit honoring a longtime local business icon is currently on display at the Science Spectrum. Can you name the honoree?

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!.

Community Spotlight:
NRHC Summer Youth Classes

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

July 22….“Up Close & Personal” with Richie McDonald
July 23, 30, August 6….Cactus Theater: "Poker and Lace"
July 29…....Ralls Centennial Founders Day Picnic
July 29–31….Meals on Wheels Tennis Tournament
August 5,6,12,13,19,20…Moonlight Musicals: “The King and I”
August 6-7….West Texas Warbirds RC “Air Show”
August 8-21….Casas for CASA

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