August 4, 2011


August 4 ….Buddy Holly Center Summer Showcase - This week's featured act is The Jeremiah Houston Band performing Country/Southern Rock/Alternative. 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 Avenue; 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Betenbough Homes 2nd Annual Summer Concert - Join in on the free summer concert on the lawn featuring Christian musician Josh Wilson. Chairs will be provided...but guests are encouraged to bring blankets. In addition to the free concert, Betenbough Homes is hosting a dunk tank benefitting the South Plains Food Bank during intermission. Purchase a $5 raffle ticket for a chance to dunk a Betenbough...with all proceeds going to the food bank. Ten raffle ticket winners will have 3 chances to dunk. Tickets are on sale at the event. For more information visit or attend the event at 6517-82nd St; 7 to 9 p.m.


August 4, 5, 6….Just Between Friends Back-to-School 2011 Sale – Be a part of the nation’s leading children’s and maternity consignment sale event. Shop for toys, clothing, accessories, furniture, strollers, nursery, play equipment and much more. Get great deals on all your kids' needs for fall and winter. There is no admission charge. Trinity Christian School, 6701 University Ave. Hours for the sale are Thursday, August 4: Moonlight Extravaganza from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, August 5: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, August 6: 1/2 Price Sale from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Visit to see if you qualify to shop early at the special Pre-Sale on Thursday, August 4!


August 5…. Moody Planetarium: Laser PINK FLOYD's 'Dark Side of the Moon' Show - Tickets go on sale 30 min before show times on a first-come basis. Note: Special laser shows may be loud and may contain lyrics or visuals that may not be appropriate for all ages. $1.00 for students with (ID) & for folks over 60; $2.00...General Admission; 5 and under. Texas Tech Moody Planetarium, 3301 4th Street; 5:30 pm., 6:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

August 5….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout the community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. Trolleys are free and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treasure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help you navigate with ease. This Friday the Lousie Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts will host an exciting and diverse exhibition features three successful women artists with one commonality: no formal art training. Featuring Charise Adams, Erika Pochybova Johnson, and Renee Steger Simpson. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! The trail runs throughout downtown and Depot District from 6-9 p.m.


August 5, 6 (repeats August 12, 13, 19, 20)….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents “The King and I” - The production of The King and I, based on Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon will mark the return of actress Rose Frugé as Anna Leonowens. She has previously appeared with LMM in the roles of Laurie in the musical Oklahoma, Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music and Marian Paroo in The Music Man. In the challenging role of the King will be Justin Duncan, who is well known in Lubbock for his portrayal of the Big Bopper. 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 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 open at 7 p.m. and shows begin promptly at 8 p.m.


August 6….Pet Adoption EventCome join in Pet Appreciation Week (P.A.W.) Visit to enter a drawing for valuable prizes. Visit to view groups’ adoptable pets. For more info, call 806-866-2535. Tractor Supply Co., 7531 82nd St; 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

August 6…. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Or the Night They Missed the Forest for the Trees”
- Join Hub Performing Arts School’s acting campers as they present this fun play about studying for one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays! You will laugh as you discover that teenagers today aren’t that different from teenagers then. Saturday, August 6th at Carillon Windsong building at 2pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. For more information call 795-7344 or visit our website Carillon Windsong building, 4002 16th Street; 2 p.m.

August 6….6th Annual Foster A Life Hub City Beach Party - This is a fun event to raise money for Foster*A*Life which is a nonprofit agency that grants dreams to foster children in the 18 counties surrounding and including Lubbock. The mission of Foster*A*Life is to provide otherwise unavailable assistance, services, and opportunities to children who have been placed in foster care. The purpose is to enhance the lives of those children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Foster*A*Life has fulfilled dreams for sports camps, mission trips, glasses, mascot uniforms, church trips, sibling group excursions and much more. There will be many activities and games to enjoy during the evening. Another featured event is the treasure hunt called The Lost Shaker of Salt!! A variety of foods and drinks will be available as well. The event will also have fun games such as hula hoop contests, limbo contests, the bimini ring game and more! "Changes In Latitude Contest" is a drawing for 2 tickets to anywhere southwest flies! The drawing is the night of the event. Need not be present to win. Raffle tickets $10.00 each. To purchase tickets to the concert you can call 806.792.3181 or pick them up at any Select-A-Seat location. There are group discounts when you buy 10 or more tickets. Tickets for the "Changes in Latitude" contest are for sale only through the Foster*A*Life office. Entertainment for the night will feature The Landsharks (Jimmy Buffet Tribute band). Cost: $15 or $20 at the door. Cactus Courtyard, 18th and Buddy Holly Avenue. Gates open at 4 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

August 6….Cactus Theater: Poker and Lace - "Poker and Lace" written by Carla Ann Thompson and Brian Thompson, is based on the screenplay to the movie " A Big Hand for the Little Lady" which came out in the 1960s and starred Henry Fonda and Joanne Woodward. It's a comedy with music set in the Old West, with characters by the likes of Jack Daniels, Priscilla A. Plenty and Gray V. Digger. Several wealthy men hold an annual high stakes poker game and as fate would have it, a poor, naive farmer traveling through with his family,just happens to get a chance to sit in on a hand. The stakes are rather high but the hand is worth it. In addition to the fun, the audience will enjoy some great country songs made famous by the Bellamy Brothers, Jerry Reed, Kenny Rogers and others. "Poker and Lace" is directed by Jane Prince Jones, produced by Don Caldwell, and starring Kurt A. Kiser, Jeff Bailey, Brittany Hoffman, Marilyn Arland, Jere Lowe, Mark Martin, Rob Holton, Colton Kiser, Shawn Wilson, Todd Klein, Jay Hoes, Eddie McBride and Jane Prince Jones, with other actors announced soon. It promises to be an evening full of music and laughter for the entire family. Tickets are $17.50 and available by calling 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


August 6-7….West Texas Warbirds Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft “Air Show” - The modelers and guests of Wings Miniature Aircraft Society, Lubbock, TX welcome all to share their passion for military model aviation and invite everyone to attend thier radio controlled model air show! Many of the aircraft in West Texas Warbirds are built from scratch or plans, or may be assembled from kits that are largely pre-fabricated. Often, modelers devote hundreds of hours to researching, engineering and constructing their model aircraft subjects before they are ready to fly. All are completely remote controlled with sophisticated flight control funtions. The flying site in Abernathy is just a short drive north of Lubbock on Interstate 27. It is located just four miles East of I-27 on FM 2060 (Exit 21) at the Abernathy Municipal Airport. Watch for signs guiding you to the spectator and parking area. Admission is $5.00 for adults, while kids 12 and under are free. You can expect close viewing of the model aircraft and a full unobstructed view of the flying demonstrations. Portable restroom facilities will be available as well as food, drinks and other catered refreshments. It is recommended that spectators bring their own lawn chairs and sunscreen. Nostalgic era music, pilot interviews and expert narration of the aircraft in flight add interest and enjoyment to the event theme. Please understand this event is highly dependent on fair weather without stiff winds, in which flying activity may be limited. The highlight for spectators will be at noon on Saturday, August 6th, when the flying will stop and all the modelers line up the aircraft for viewing. The participation of the crowd is next, allowing closer inspection of the aircraft and consideration for the coveted "People's Choice Award." Ballots will be provided for all to submit their vote for their favorite military model aircraft of the air show. West Texas Warbirds is a super event for families of school aged children, scouting and senior groups and will spark the interest of many. Make plans to attend and we hope you have a great time! Please visit or call 806-789-4922 for more information.
Last Week's Trivia Winner....

The Question: According to the television show "How the States Got Their Names", the geographic area where present day Utah, Nevada, parts of Arizona and other western states was once known by early settlers by what name...which relates to the hot, dry conditions?

Answer: Deseret
Winner: Diana L. of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Question...

This week, we have 2 Family 4-Packs tickets to the TEXAS Musical Drama in Palo Duro Canyon.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at
info@lubbockfunclub.comusing the fun phrase “Road Trippin' Texas” as your subject title.

The 2-part Question (gotta get 'em both right to win!):
a) What is the official state vegetable of Texas?
b) What is the official state gemstone of Texas?

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!.

Looking at Next Week & Beyond

August 8….....Minis and Friends Fundraiser
August 8–11…Memorial Arboretum Summer Gardening Camp
August 8-21….Casas for CASA
August 19…....36th Annual Texas Boys Ranch Telethon
August 27…....Sounds of West Texas Classic Country Music

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