September 30, 2010


September 30 - October 2….2010 Panhandle South Plains Fair – The fair is back with free concerts, carnival midway, food and refreshments, exhibitors, merchants and lots of fun. The concerts will be held at the South Plains Fair Coliseum, and the tickets to each of the concerts are free and include Los Lonely Boys (September 30), En Vogue (October 1), The Grass Roots (October 2). Fair admission prices are: adult, (13 and over) $8.00, children, (under 13) $3.00 and parking is $5.00. South Plains Fair Grounds, 1012 Ave. A; 1 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and the fair operates until midnight on Thursday and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.


October 1….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art venues, plus 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 our community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. The 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. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! This continually evolving event runs throughout downtown and the Depot District from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

October 1… Movies@The Museum: Rembrandt (1936) - Enjoy this biography, (B&W with sound, 84 min) with director Alexander Korda, starring Charles Laughton and Elsa Lanchaster. This classic film recreates 17th century Amsterdam. There is free admission and parking. Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium, 3301 Fourth Street; 6-9 p.m. (Show starts at 6:30 p.m. with a brief talk by Rob Weiner about the film.)

October 1….“Safari Under the Stars” - The Covenant Levelland Foundation will host the 2010 “Safari Under the Stars” Gala to raise money for new medical equipment, renovations of patient hospital rooms and nursing scholarships. Catering for the event is provided by Abuelo’s and entertainment is provided by The Drs. Band, led by Dr. Roger Wolcott. Throughout the evening, guests will have the opportunity to bid on silent and live auction items. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Covenant Foundation Levelland has purchased 60 pieces of new equipment for Covenant Hospital Levelland since 2000. The most recent equipment purchases include two G.E. Healthcare Panda Infant Warmers at a cost of $37,476 and two Hill-Rom Patient Lifts at a cost of $13,731. Tickets to the 2010 gala are $60 each. The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, Sept. 29. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Doris Reding, director of Covenant Foundation Levelland, at 806.894.4963. 200 Club View Drive in Levelland; 7 p.m. to midnight.


October 1-2….Lubbock Model Railroad Display – The Lubbock Model Railroad Association will be displaying their model trains during the regular library hours. Admission will be one can of food for the South Plains Food Bank or $1. Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. This organization displays its trains several times each year to help educate and entertain children of all ages. Children are especially fascinated by the trains which they see mostly as toys, while senior citizens see the trains and memories of years gone by come flooding back. We often see grandparents reminiscing to their grandchildren about their memories of trains from when they were young. Wolfforth Library, 508 E Highway 62, Wolfforth; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

October 1-2…."Sermon on the Mount"
Come and enjoy Ragtown's Theater’s current production with a huge cast (over 50 people cover the mountain onstage). Directed by Glenn Polk, this is a beautiful production....with a breathtaking set and costumes. Only 6 more weekends left. Final performance is November 13th. All seats reserved. Discounts are available for advance purchase and groups. Tickets are $20....$17.50 if purchased in advance, $15 in groups of 12 or more and students are 1/2 price at $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-877-RAGTOWN. Ragtown Gospel Theater, Post, Texas; Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3 p.m.


October 2…..Charity Bike Ride & Fun Run – Everyone is welcome to join in the 5th Annual Student Physical Therapy Association‘s (SPTA) Physical Therapy Month Benefit Bike Ride and Fun Run at Mae Simmons Park! All proceeds go to the University Medical Center Foundation for the Harnar Burn Center. Funds will provide financial assistance for compression garments required to facilitate the healing of burn patients. Kids and adults can ride or run to support the Harnar Burn Center patients (Preregistration: bike ride= kids $10, adults $20; run= kids $7, adults $12; day of: bike ride= kids $15, adults $25; run= Kids $10, adults $15). For more information go to To be a sponsor or participant, please or Mae Simmons Park, 2302 Oak Ave ; Check in starts at 8 a.m., 50 mile ride starts at 8:30 a.m.25 mile ride (& 5 K run)at 9 a.m., and 10 mile ride 9:30 a.m.

October 2….Vintage Township’s 4th Annual Posh Pooch Pageant - It’s time to celebrate our four-legged friends and enjoy an amazing day of fun with your dog at this free event. Vintage Township is proud to give back to local rescue groups who provide tireless care and foster homes for local dogs. This year’s Posh Pooch event will kick off with the Paws for a Cause Dog Walk at 9:30 a.m. with all donated proceeds for participation going to local rescue groups such as the Humane Society and Haven Animal Shelter. These organizations and more will be showcasing their adoptable dogs and rescue programs during the day. Donations of clean sheets, towels, blankets, treats and unopened cat or dog food will also be collected to share with these worthy organizations. Along with local veterinarians who will be available to answer questions about your dog, local businesses will offer discounted services such as Above and Beyond Pet Care Hospital’s 50% discount on microchips and Pampered Paws Pet Resort’s free nail trimming. The fun continues with the crowning of the king and queen, races and an assortment of 12 other contests your dog can participate in such as funniest and best costumes, longest ears, dog/owner look alike...and most fitting name. Celebrate your pooch, dress up your dog, have a good time and maybe even adopt a new friend! All dogs must have current immunizations and be on a leash. For more info, call Vintage Township at (806) 771-1117. Vintage Township, west of 114th St. & Quaker Avenue; on-site registration will begin at 9 a.m. at Founders Park with events starting at 9:30 a.m.

October 2….Apple Pie and Fuji Saturday at Apple Country Orchards - Fresh peach and apple pancakes and sausage will be available starting at 9 a.m. with proceeds to benefit the South Plains Food Bank GRUB kids!!! There will be lots of apple picking – the Fuji apples are ready to pick….Buckets are provided and you eat while you pick! No pesticides or sprays on the apples! There will also be fresh apple pies and apple turnovers ready to eat along with roasting chilis ! Come and enjoy the free hayrides through the orchard and BBQ brisket and fixins for lunch and fresh veggies from the garden! Apple Country Orchards, 4 miles east of Idalou on Hwy 62; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

October 2….Rain Barrel Make-and-Take Workshop - You will find out how to assemble all of the rain barrel components, paint it so that’s it is the “crown jewel” in your yard, and learn everything you need to know about how to install, maintain and use it safely and efficiently. The workshop costs only $50 per barrel for the general public and $30 per barrel for members of the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum. It’s not too late!! You may register any time from now until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 1st by emailing You can also go to and register with PayPal. Or call 790-3921 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and say that you want to attend the workshop. Your call will be returned to confirm your registration. Hodges Community Center, 42nd and University. The event starts at noon and will last 2-3 hours, depending on how creative you get with the paint!

October 2…. Texas Avenue Street Dance Featuring Rock Band Warrant - Texas Avenue will once again be the site of a rocking street dance when American glam-rock band Warrant takes the stage. Known best for their hits in the late '80s and early '90s, the band made famous by hits like "Heaven" and "Cherry Pie" is on board for what is sure to be a party on Texas Avenue. Tickets are on sale now at all Select-A-Seat outlets and for only $15 and admission at the gate will be $20. For more information contact Mary Myers at (806) 763.5033 or visit At the corner of Texas Avenue and Broadway in front of the Lubbock County Courthouse; gates open at 6 p.m. and music begins at 7 p.m.

October 2….Dale Watson in Concert - Noted as the best country singer in the business by Asleep at the Wheel, Ray Benson & Willie Nelson. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling (806)762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


October 3…. University Symphony Orchestra/University Choir : "Concerted Effort" -
Enjoy the top ensembles together in Brahms' beautiful and poignant, yet rarely performed work, Nänie. His glorious Symphony No. 2 and Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No. 1, featuring competition winner Jared Cooper, complete this exciting season opening concert. Conductors are Andrew George and Richard Bjella. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech campus; 3 p.m.

October 3….Leon Rausch & The Texas Playboys in Concert
– Come and enjoy these western swing icons also featuring Tommy Allsup. Tickets are $30 and $35 and can be purchased by calling (806)762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Contest Result

Trivia Contest #1:
The "maze craze" was introduced in 1996 in which western state?

Answer: Utah
Michelle C. of Lubbock and Lori E. of Lubbock.

Editor's note: We had a small typo in last week's question, the correct year being 1996 rather than '86....but the answer we were looking for was the state of Utah. Sorry for the bit of confusion on the year : )

Announcing Lubbock Fun Club
"Fall Family Day" at BubbleFest!

Be ready to be entertained, thrilled and utterly amazed at this year's edition of BubbleFest at the Science Spectrum on Saturday, October 9th.

The event will showcase the amazing talents of some of the world's foremost bubble blowing masters....and, as a bonus, the Lubbock Fun Club is playing host to the event and offering a $1 discount coupon good for each member of your family! Big fun and big savings can be yours!

Bring this coupon to receive your discount
and bring the whole family for a great time. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October make plans to be there!

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October 7…........"SOS" (Adults 50+) Monthly Dinner
October 8-9….....BubbleFest
October 16…......6th Annual Dog Day Howl-O-Ween
October 16 -17….St. Joseph’s 41st Annual Sausage Festival
October 21-24…..2nd Annual Pumpkin Trail

October 22-24, 29-31, Nov. 5-7….LCT: “The Elephant Man”

Many more UPCOMING FUN THINGS TO DO are listed on our website...lots further out than the weekly postcard. Click here to go to our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for more info on these activites and MORE> 

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