October 29, 2009


October 29….Silly Science CarnivalAn exciting new fall fun event just for pre-schoolers! This fall themed mini-carnival will take place in KidSpace, and is perfect for those younger ones that might not want to get out and compete with the older kids at other Halloween events. Some of the fun activities planned are: carnival games with guaranteed prizes, a fall themed mini-maze, a mini-bounce house, silly science crafts, silly science live demos, spooky critter zoo, a costume parade, and snacks and sweet trick-or-treats. The Silly Science Carnival is only recommended for families with pre-school aged children, up to age 5. No scary costumes please! All Silly Science Carnival activities will be located in KidSpace in the museum and are included with standard museum admission. $7.50 for adults and $6.00 for children (3-12) and seniors (60+). Children under 3 free with an adult. Tickets to the Silly Science Carnival also include full museum admission. Get $1.00 off standard museum admission with 2 cans of food per person donated to the South Plains Food Bank! Members get in free with two cans of food per person. For more information call 806-745-2525 or visit www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

October 29….1st Annual Lubbock Regional MHMR Benefit Concert Featuring Jennifer Holliday -
After more than two decades since she starred in the hit Broadway musical “Dreamgirls,” Jennifer Holliday, whose heart-wrenching rendition of the show-stopping ballad, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” is a woman with a voice that has evolved into what is arguably one of the greatest female voices in rhythm and blues. She is a vocal powerhouse whose hardy, passionate, soulful voice touches hearts and leaves her audience flooded with emotions running deep and their spirits soaring high. A two-time Grammy Award winner, she has recorded five chart-making albums and has several chart-topping singles. She has recorded with such artists as Barbara Streisand, Foreigner, Qunicy Jones, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Michael McDonald and many more. Ms. Holliday will sing and tell the story of her struggle with depression. Jazz Alley, with Joe Phea, will open the concert. Tickets are $15 and $25 and available at the Ice Cream Shoppe at 2705 26th Street, phone 792-2756. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 p.m.


October 30….“Heritage Halloween” at The National Ranching Heritage Center - The center will host an old-fashioned harvest festival during the 3nd annual Heritage Halloween at the Ranch. Trick-or-treaters can fill their bags with period-correct treats as they visit several of the historic structures at the NRHC. Also offered are hay rides through the park, a cake walk at the McLaughlin Arbor and making different fall crafts such as pin wheels and corn husk dolls in the Pitchfork Pavilion. “Heritage Halloween” is an opportunity for children to enjoy the holiday in a safe and educational way,” said event coordinator and Manager of Education Emily Arellano. “As children in costume visit the historic buildings, their treats will be period-correct for each house. For example, at the 1909 Barton House, volunteers will be handing out Hershey’s Kisses, which were developed in 1907. At the 1886 Las Escarbadas division of the XIT Ranch, trick or treaters will receive Tootsie Rolls, which were developed in 1896.” Admission is free to the public, but donations are welcome at the door. For additional information, contact Emily at (806) 742-0498 or by e-mail at emily.arellano@ttu.edu. National Ranching Heritage Center, 4th Street & Indiana; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

October 30….Spooky Science Carnival - One of Lubbock’s largest annual Halloween events, the Spooky Science Carnival at the Science Spectrum, is back again for another exciting year of family friendly “spooky, not scary” fun! The biggest change to this year’s event is that it will be held on Halloween Eve, Friday Oct. 30th, instead of Halloween day. In addition to the traditional Halloween carnival games and activities, new features of this year’s event will include; a magic show with the Magic of Montgomery, the Creepy Critter Zoo (snakes, spiders, and other creepy critters of the night), an inflatable bounce house, obstacle course, and slide as well as the Spooksville Express barrel train. This event is great for families and kids of all ages looking for a safe Halloween alternative and a fun, educational party all rolled into one. This year’s Spooky Science Carnival will include; free trick-or-treating, carnival style games with guaranteed prizes, inflatable bounce house, obstacle course and giant slide, Spooksville Express barrel train, family and kids costume contests, Mad Scientist Show, Magic of Montgomery, Creepy Critter Zoo, Spooky Science Lab Experiments, a “spooky not scary” haunted house (geared for ages 12 and under), spooky science crafts, visitors can tour entire Science Spectrum Museum. Once again this year, families that bring two cans of food per person to benefit the South Plains Food Bank will receive $1.00 off their carnival admission. Admission to the Spooky Science Carnival is included with a regular museum ticket of $7.50 for adults and $6.00 for kids (ages 3 to 12) and seniors (ages 60+). The Spooky Science Carnival is recommended for families with children up to age 14. No scary costumes please! For more info. the public may call 806-745-2525 or visit www.sciencespectrum.org.

Schedule for Spooky Science Carnival:
5 p.m. - carnival, games and museum open to the public.
5:30 p.m. – Mad Scientist Show
6 p.m. – Magic of Montgomery
6:30 p.m. – Mad Scientist Show (repeat)
7 p.m. – family & kids costume contests
7:30 p.m. – Mad Scientist Show (repeat)
8 p.m. – Magic of Montgomery (repeat)
8:30 p.m. – Mad Scientist Show (repeat)
9 p.m – Carnival ends

Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289 (between Indiana and University on South Loop 289); 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

October 30….TTU School Of Art "Day Of the Dead" Exhibit -
The "2009 Day of the Dead Ofrenda Project"...an exhibit featuring two-dimensional ofrenda drawings, will be on display in the Studio Gallery at the Texas Tech University School of Art from October 17 through November 1, 2009. The exhibit will be a part of the city-wide "Day of the Dead" procession on Friday, October 30, 2009. The procession will begin at the International Cultural Center from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., then move to the School of Art from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., and will conclude at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

October 30
…."Wedding Belles" - An original play by “Smoke on the Mountain” playwright Alan Bailey and Dallas writer/actress Ronnie Claire Edwards who played Cora in television's “The Waltons”. This character-driven play, set in East Texas in 1942, revolves around a wedding planned by a garden club. Jane Prince Jones directs and stars in this down-home comedy reuniting with fellow actresses, Camille Powe, Kathy Davis, Douglas Jones and Jenee Jones. You’ll love and laugh at the antics of these characters that you just might recognize as some of your own family members. A purely delightful evening as this wonderfully talented ensemble lights up the Cactus stage. Tickets: $25. Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

October 30….TTU School of Music Fall Concert
The Texas Tech University School of Music presents the Matador Singers, University Singers, and Women's Chorale in a fall concert of choral music spanning a variety of musical genres and vocal styles. Conductors Rick Bjella, Carolyn Cruse, and Karl Dent with graduate assistant conductors Justin Duncan and Kristina MacMullen will lead over 140 students in a delightful evening of music. Accompanists Dr. Sigurd M. Ogaard and Trent Tibbit will also be featured. Don't miss this free School of Music concert event! Hemmle Recital Hall, 18th and Boston, Texas Tech University School of Music; 8 p.m.


October 31....Big XII College Football: Texas Tech vs. University of Kansas - The Red Raiders look to rebound with a win as they play host to the Kansas Jayhawks at Jones AT&T Stadium; 2:30 p.m.

October 31….Family Fun Fest – Everyone is invited to a free community-wide event that provides a fun, safe and wholesome environment for families on Halloween night. There will be inflatables, treats, classic cars, mascots, giveaways every 15 minutes, great coupons from local businesses and much more. Last year, more than 8000 people were a part of Family Fun Fest! Don't miss out, bring your kids to the bigest and the beest place to be on Halloween night! For more information Contact: Paula Ingram at paula@fbclubbock.org. Lubbock Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

October 31…. First Annual Harvest Ball – Come and enjoy a fun night of country and social dancing. This is not a Halloween dance, and no costumes are required. It is a public dance with all kinds of music, mostly country, but some other as well (rumba, cha-cha, waltz, night club 2-step, hip-hop, etc). The DJ will play recorded music, all requests will be honored (if available), and there will be a couple of demonstrations of choreographed ballroom dance. This club is the oldest choreographed ballroom dance club in Lubbock, and the members would like to introduce the public to this facility. It boasts a 6,000 square foot, hardwood, floating dance floor. No smoking or alcohol is permitted in the building. Admission is $5.00 per person. For questions call Ellen or Charles at 765-8736,or Renee at 777- 3404. Lubbock Area Square and Round Dance Federation building; 2305 120th Street; 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Last Week's Winning Entries....

The winners of the three (3) Family 5-Paks to The Maize were Heather R., Shannon S., and Karen C.,...all from Lubbock.

This Week's Ticket Giveaway....

This week’s ticket giveaway is 2 tickets to the Cactus Theater production of ”Wedding Belles” for Friday, October 30th....that's TOMORROW, folks! Get your entry in by TONIGHT at midnight.

To enter this random drawing, please email info@lubbockfunclub.com and be sure to put the words "Wedding Belles" as your subject title. 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 also like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown info. Winner will be contacted Friday (tomorrow) by noon. Please, we request that you only enter the weekly contest only once each week to be fair to everyone. "Thanks!"

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November 6, 7…......LSO Concert: "Masterpieces of Vienna"
November 6-8…......1st Annual Lubbock Wine Festival
November 7….........Harvest Dinner Benefit
November 14, 15….Take In the Local Color! Studio Tour

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