September 18, 2008


September 18….Screening of “Tulia, Texas” - The Panhandle Region of the Texas Motion Picture Alliance will host a benefit screening of the award-winning documentary. Tickets available at the door are $10.00 for the public and free for all college students. Proceeds will benefit the TXMPA and The Texas Innocence Project. Filmmakers, attorneys and several cast members featured in the film will be part of a Question and Answer discussion and reception with light refreshments afterwards. For questions or additional information go to or or call Camille Scioli McNamara at (806)773-0557. Lanier Auditorium of the Texas Tech University Law School's Mark & Becky Lanier Professional Development Center on the Texas Tech Campus at 7 p.m.

September 18....Johnny Faa - Lubbock’s Irish trad band, plays Sugar Brown’s Coffee (free), 4818 50th Street. 8:30-10 p.m.


September 19 - Traditional Irish Music Session - O'Reilly’s Irish Pub, 1708 Buddy Holly Ave (Free); 6:30-8:30 p.m.

September 19….Legacy Makers Benefit Dinner – Benefiting the breast cancer 3-day walk, November 6-8th and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Each team member must raise $2200 to participate in the walk. The dinner is also being held to celebrate Christie Devitt, one of the Legacy Makers team member who is now cancer free. Along with dinner, there will be dancing, live and silent auctions and much more. Call 778-2522 for tickets and info. $25 minimum donation per ticket. Four Bar K, 302 East 82nd St; 7 p.m.


September 19-21…."A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" - (Closing weekend) “Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!” Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written – a perfect escape from life’s troubles. “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum” takes comedy back to its roots, combining time-tested 2,000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave (Pseudolus) struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan (Philia) for his young master (Hero), in exchange for freedom. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Directed by John A. Packard. Ticket prices: adults $25; students $15; $5 discount for groups over 10. For tickets, call 749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center, 511 Avenue K; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee 2 p.m.


September 19-27….Panhandle South Plains Fair –
Fair admission prices: adult, 13 and over $7.00, children, under 13: $2.00, parking $3.00. School Day is Monday (September 22) when all children under 18 are admitted free until 9 p.m. Senior Citizen Day is Tuesday (September 23) when all persons over 60 years of age admitted free. All coliseum concerts will be free this year but you must have a ticket to get in. You must contact the show sponsor to find out how to obtain tickets. Tickets do not include the gate charge or parking fee. From I-27 North or South, take Exit 4 East. The fairgrounds are located on the northeast corner of Broadway and US-87. The carnival opens at 1 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and operates until midnight Sunday through Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday night.


September 20…. Letterboxing 101 -
Come learn all about the family fun hobby of letterboxing. You'll create your own stamp and embark on your first letterboxing trip. Supplies for your letterboxing kit are included. $10/person (includes letterboxing kit). For more information, visit . Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Contact Hodges Community Center at (806)767-3706 or e-mail Hodges Community Center, 4011 University; 10 a.m.- noon.

September 20…. Greyhound Planet Party -
The party is sponsored by the owners of Good Paws Bed and Biscuit. Enjoy watching Greyhounds run in the fenced area and compete in contests. Have some refreshments and learn more about adopting your own 45 mile-per-hour couch potato. Good Paws Bed and Biscuit located at 3015 FM 1294, Lubbock. To get to this location take 1-27 North, exit on Shallowater 1294 (exit #11), turn west following 1294 for 3 miles; pet resort is on the left side. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

September 20…. College Football: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. University of Massachusetts -
The still-undefeated (3-0) Red Raiders are at home this week to host UMass. Jones AT&T Stadium; 6:00 p.m.

September 20….Caprock Celtic Fall Festival -
The Texas Tech University Celtic Ensemble presents a harvest dance, featuring music and choreography from Galicia, Brittany, England, and Ireland. Admission is free and audience participation will be welcomed. Hemmle Recital Hall on the Texas Tech campus (18th & Boston); 8 p.m.


September 20-21….13th Annual Apple Butter Festival (NEW, RESCHEDULED DATES DUE TO LAST WEEK'S RAIN)
- A fun festival for the entire family! Entertainment includes Paul Davidson, Joe Gillis, Kim Townsend and others. Featuring hayrides in the orchard, live music both days, space slide, craft booths, petting zoo, face painting, meet Johnny Appleseed, children’s activities all day, miniature horses, lots of apple picking and other activities. Benefit lunch with beverage offered all day. Fresh apple turnovers and ice cream. All proceeds benefitting South Plains Food Bank, District 5730 Rotary, Apple Orchard, Meals On Wheels, and other charitable activities of Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary Club. Admission per person, kids under 6 are free. For more info, call (806) 892-2961. Apple Country Orchards, located 4 miles east of Idalou, TX on Hwy 62/82; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


September 21….FUMC Vesper Concert Series
– Free performance of virtuoso piano duo Neilson and Young, a sixty minute program of classical and spiritual favorites. Meet the performers at a cookies and punch reception following. The concert is generously underwritten by the FUMC Friends of Music. For more info see and First United Methodist Church sanctuary, 1411 Broadway; 5 p.m.

September 21….Caprock Celtic Fall Concert - The Texas Tech University Celtic Ensemble and Village Brass present “The Borders Imagined”, a semi-staged, multi-media performance of music and song from the English and Scottish borders. Admission is free but seating is limited and early arrival is encouraged. The event is co-sponsored by the School of Music, the Vernacular Music Center, and the Caprock Celtic Association. School of Music- M01 (the “Choral Room”), Texas Tech University; 5 p.m.

See the Lubbock Fun Club Booth at the Health Expo This Tuesday!

September 23….Medical Expo -
For senior adults and families. Know more about medical services, medical equipment and supplies, medical screenings, and your health. Visa cash card giveaway every hour. Stop by or stay all day. Lubbock Fun Club will have a booth so stop by! Wayland Plaza, 19th and West Loop 289; 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Last Week's Ticket Winners....

Winners of the two Maize Family Fun Paks were Sheon M. of Lubbock and Marla W. of Ropesville.

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Invitation to the Cradles2Crayons
Preview Sale Next Thursday!

It's that time of year again...and many of you have asked about the Cradles2Crayons event and special invitation for Lubbock Fun Club members. To attend the PREVIEW NIGHT (where all the good stuff is before it goes on sale to the general public) HERE!

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September 26-27…Lubbock Symphony Orchestra -
“Politics and Scandal” is the opening concert of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s 2008-2009 season, “A Tribute To Lubbock.” The LSO inaugurates it’s 62nd season in a year of political election and change, playing music anchored in personal statement and social commentary. Guest artist Alisa Weilerstein playing cello. For more info and tickets call 806-762-1688 or visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 p.m.

September 27....Lubbock Fun Club Members "Maize Day" - Come join us for our special day at the Maize. Members may use the special (buy one admission/get one free) coupon in the weekly e-postcard which will be emailed next week.

October 4-5….29th Annual Miniaturists of Lubbock Exhibit and Sale - Admission: adults $2.00 and children $1.00. Proceeds donated to South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and Toys for Tots. Lubbock Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Avenue; October 4th: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and October 5: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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