October 10, 2013


October 10….Texas Tech School of Music: Stephanie Zelnick Guest Artist Recital
- Stephanie Zelnick, Buffet-Crampon artist, has emerged as one of the most dynamic performers of her generation. She has appeared as a soloist in venues throughout the United States, Asia, South America and Europe...including most recently at Carnegie Hall. The Legacy Event Center, 500 14th Street; 6 p.m.

October 10-13 (repeats Oct. 17-20)….The Department of Theatre & Dance 2013-2014 Mainstage Season presents: “RENT” - A Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical and one of the longest running shows on Broadway, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, RENT follows a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson directed by Linda Donahue. WARNING: ADULT LANGUAGE AND SITUATIONS. Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID. Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information. Maedgen Mainstage Theatre (east entrance), 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues; 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

October 11….New Neighbors Club Monthly Luncheon and Program - Members and non -members are encouraged to attend and be treated to an exceptional program. Special guest will be national awards recipient and New York Best Seller Author Jodi Thomas. The majority of her novels are based on her native State of Texas. Some of her books include Be My Valentine, Promise Me Texas and Can’t Stop Believing. Cost for the Luncheon is $14 and reservations are required. For more information about this Luncheon or other Club activities such as Bridge, Canasta, Pinochle, Out to Lunch Bunch and others, call Mary Valentini at 799-4450 or email newneighbors@ymail.com. Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway; 10:30 a.m.

October 11….Cactus Theater: Sounds of the '70s - Explore the styles and sounds that found their way to the top of the charts in this decade of major change in America. Beautiful love songs, political protest songs, anti-establishment messages, intense hard driving rock, and country at its best....even disco! This show covers it all! The Cactus team will take you back like never before. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets and can be reserved by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

October 11….Texas Tech School of Music: Kaleidoscope of Choirs Concert - Featuring the University Choir, the University Singers, the Women's Chorale, the Matador Singers and the Chamber Choir with guest conductor Dr. John Dickson. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, 18th St. and Boston Ave; 8 p.m.

October 11-12
(repeats Oct. 18-19; 25-26)….C.A.T.S. Playhouse: “Into The Woods” – Once upon a time in a far off kingdom there lived a young maiden, a sad young lad, and a childless baker with his wife. In order to get their wish, they journeyed into the woods where they encountered wolves, witches, giants and many other obstacles. Along the way they learn that fairy tales don't always have a happily ever after and must learn the responsibly that comes with getting want you want. Book by James Lapine with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Cornelius Brown and musical direction by Amanda Allen. Choreography by Molly Roberts. Tickets Prices: $15 for adults; $13 for students/seniors. For more information visit http://www.catsplayhouse.net. C.A.T.S. Playhouse, 2257 34th Street; Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m.

October 11 - 13
(Repeats Oct. 18-20; 25-27)….Lubbock Community Theatre; “The Miser” - In this new adaptation of Moliere's masterful French satire, the elderly Harpagon obsesses over the feeling that he never has enough money, and unfortunately his obsession wreaks havoc on all around him. This includes his two children, Elise and Cleante, who are passionately in love with a valet and the girl next door. While Harpagon's arranged them to be married to absurdly mismatched types, the two smart children plot against their frugal father until all erupts in a climatic dinner, and truths are revealed. Written by John Baptis Moliere, adaptation by Freyda Thomas and directed By John A. Packard. Rated PG-13. To reserve tickets call (806) 749-2416 or visit http://lubbockcommunitytheatre.org. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue. Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

October 11 – 13….The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Review -
LCU Theatre will present a follies-style tribute to the famous cowboy, humorist, and vaudeville performer. The Will Rogers Follies chronicles the life of one of America’s most entertaining sons. From rope tricks to toe-tapping song and dance numbers, this is a show the whole family will enjoy! Book by Peter Stone, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Directed by Dr. Don Williams, music director Dr. Laurie Doyle and orchestra conductor Andrew Babcock. Starring: Caleb Blakeney, senior music major as Will Rogers and Kallie Clark, senior theater education major as Betty Rogers. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 children/seniors and are available at www.lcu.edu/tickets or by calling 806-720-7429. McDonald Moody Auditorium LCU campus, 5601 19th; Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m.

ctober 12….Pumpkin Days in Floydada - Officially coined, "Punkin Days," this annual celebration in Floydada honors one of most unique crops in agriculture, the pumpkin. Every year in the 2nd week of October, the Floydada Chamber of Commerce is host to this special event for the whole community. Read how Floydada became known as Pumpkin Capital of Texas. The event starts Saturday morning in the county square. Throughout the day, patrons enjoy booths with all kinds of food, live music and games. Entry fee: $ 12.00 includes shirt (sizes while supplies last). Floydada, TX; 9 a.m.

October 12….Downtown Farmers/Art Market - Time for the Farmers Market! Through the end of season in October, the market will be open twice every month on the second and fourth Saturdays. That's twice the chances to see and purchase the finest in local art and the freshest in locally produced foods and produce. There will be lots of vendors including Sunburst Farms, Crazy Hoe Farms, Harden Farms, Apple Country and Crusty's Wood Fired Pizza. Visit the venue website to learn more about this exciting event, see lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com for more info. Depot District, 19th Street and Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m...or until all is sold out!

October 12….Pumpkin Festival at the Orchard
– There will be lots of pre-picked apples, fresh apple pancakes and sausage starting at 9 a.m. with lots of pumpkins to choose from! Come and enjoy fresh apple pies and apple turnovers ready to eat, hayrides through the orchard, BBQ brisket and fixins for lunch and fresh veggies from the garden, watermelons, cantaloupe and fresh cider excellent for fermentation. Apple Country Orchards, 4 miles east of Idalou on Hwy 62; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

October 12….Dog Day Howl-o-ween - Join Maxey Community Center as they host their 9th annual Dog Day Howl-o-ween, a Halloween costume contest for dogs. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with judging starting at 10:30 a.m. Judges will be on hand to award prizes to the best-dressed dogs for owners in youth, teen/adult categories plus a special category for dressed up dogs and owners! Cost is $1 per dog and free to the public. Dogs must be on leash at all times and have current vaccinations. In case of rain, the event will move into the Social Hall in Maxey Community Center. Participants can register in advance at Maxey Community Center or on the day of the event beginning at 10 a.m. City of Lubbock Animal Services will be available during this event to provide microchips for your dogs at a cost of $10 per dog. Micro chipping is a permanent way to ensure that your pets can be identified should they ever become lost. To participate in this program, dog owners must reside within the city limits. For more information or to register, call 767-3796. Maxey Park volleyball court north of the Maxey Community Center at 30th Street and Oxford Avenue; 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

October 12….Texas Tech Red Raider Football - The 20th-ranked hometown Texas Tech Red Raiders tackle the Iowa State Cyclones in a homecoming clash at Jones AT&T Stadium. Originally scheduled for 6 p.m., this game has been moved to an earlier 11 a.m. kickoff due to television. Annual homecoming parade cancelled this year to accomodate for the earlier kickoff time. Stadium located at Marsha Sharp Freeway and University Avenue.

October 12….A Night of Opera with Dr. Laszlo Nagy - Dr. Laszlo Nagy is a pediatric neurosurgeon in Lubbock, TX. Not only is he talented in the field of medicine but he is an artist in his own right. In the Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA, Dr. Nagy will perform selected pieces from some of his favorite operas. Joining him on violin and piano will be some of his talented colleagues in this one night only performance. Admission is $10.00. to purchase tickets visit http://www.lhuca.org/DrNagy.html or call (806) 762-8606. Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Firehouse Theatre, located at 511 Avenue K; 7 p.m.

October 12….Cactus Theater: Lubbock’s After-Game Harley Party - Continue the party following Tech’s victory over Iowa State at the Cactus Theater with drink specials and a powerful southern rock concert! Lubbock’s giants of music, led by Dustin Garrett, Guitar Center’s "King of the Blues" top 3 national guitarists, plays music of Lynyrd Skynrd, Creedence, Steppenwolf, ZZ Top, the Allman Brothers and many more! Produced by Don Caldwell. Admission is $5.00. For more information visit www.cactustheater.com or call 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

ctober 12-13….Fall Fest of Cultural Heritage - The history of the Southern Plains is a mosaic. For thousands of years, across hundreds of generations, people have come to Lubbock Lake. Hunter-gatherers, from Clovis to Prehistoric age peoples, the Apache and Comanche nations, Buffalo soldiers, cowboys, and the founding of a modern city are each a part of the history of this National Historic Landmark that is one of the premier archaeological and natural history sites in North America. Join us as we celebrate this history with demonstrations and hands-on activities for the whole family. Our most popular event! The Fall Fest presents 12,000 years of traditional life ways on the Southern High Plains, emphasizing the importance of understanding and preserving our cultural and environmental heritage. Presentations focus on traditional Native American and pioneer life ways. For more information call 806-742-1116. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive; all day event.

October 13…Kids Fun Fest – The Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic, in partnership with Lubbock Parks & Recreation will be holding the third annual Kids Fun Fest. Admission is free. There will be over 50 booths of games, food and fun so bring your family and friends out for a great time! Door prizes will be given away throughout the day and local talent will be performing on the open stage. All proceeds will benefit the Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic, as well as several other local nonprofit agencies! For questions, please contact cristina.mcelwee@ttuhsc.edu. Mackenzie Park, 600 E. Broadway; 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

October 13….Texas Tech School of Music: Jon Kimura Parker Guest Artist Piano Concert - Internationally-acclaimed pianist will play a varied program that includes Beethoven's “Appassionata” sonata as well as his own transcription of Stravinsky's “Rite of Spring,” which he prepared in celebration of the 100th anniversary of this monumental work. Steinway Piano dedication concert. Hemmle Recital Hall, 18th St. and Boston Ave; 3 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Question....

The Question: Will Rogers' birthplace in the Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma) is cited in various publications as Colagah, Colgah or Cologah. What is the actual, correct spelling of his birthplace?

Answer: Oologah, Oklahoma.

Winner: D’dee E. of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Question....

For this contest, 1 winner will receive a Family 5-pak to the Maize near Shallowater, Texas. Vouchers may be used anytime during this season (through November)..

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase "Pop Goes The Corn Maize" as your subject title.

The Question: Assuming corn syrup is used in the sweetening process (as opposed to cane sugar), how many cans of soda pop can be produced from a bushel of corn?

The deadline for this contest is Sunday at midnight and the winner will be contacted Monday by mid-afternoon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone.

Thanks...and good luck to all!

Annual Pumpkin Trail Seeks Both Pumpkins and Volunteers!

The Lubbock Arboretum needs volunteers to assist with the Lubbock Pumpkin Trail, October 17-20! We would LOVE for your organization to participate. If your organization decides to work the event, you are welcome to bring a banner or poster to display at the Arboretum house to let everyone know that your members give time to the community! To sign up for volunteer shifts, contact Jennifer at jennifer.simek@ttu.edu. The Arboretum sells cocoa and cider to raise money for Arboretum programs. In the past, our volunteers have raved about fun it is to work at this event! The atmosphere is fun, the people are all joyful and the pumpkins are delightful.

Volunteers tasks include:

Mixing and selling hot cocoa and cider at the drink booths
Lighting candles in the jack-o'-lanterns as needed
Monitoring the paths for people who may need assistance or directions
Restocking supplies as needed at the drink booths

The event officially opens each Thursday and Sunday from 6 pm - 9 pm and Friday and Saturday from 6 pm - 10 pm. Volunteers are needed to help at the Arboretum booth during the following times:

Thursday, October 17th from 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday, October 18th from 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday, October 19th from 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday, October 20th from 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Looking Ahead....

October 17 - 20…. 5th Annual Pumpkin Trail
October 18….Fall Festival 2013: Flashback
October 19….Family Fall Festival
October 19-20….44th Annual Sausage Festival
October 23….Thank You Cards For Veterans
Oct. 25….Presidential Performance Series: Tony Kushner
Oct. 25-26…Moonlight Musicals: “A Grand Night for Singing”

October 25-26….LSO Classical 2: Blues To Beethoven
October 30....Science Spectrum Silly Science Carnival
October 31….Science Spectrum Spooky Science Carnival

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