October 28, 2010


October 28….Silly Science Carnival for Pre-Schoolers
– The Science Spectrum is featuring an exciting 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 and prizes, a fall themed maze, a mini-bounce house, silly crafts, silly science demos, a costume parade, snacks and sweat treats. All Silly Science Carnival activities will be located in KidSpace in the museum and are included with standard 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. Science Spectrum and Omni Theater, 2579 S Loop 289; 10 a.m. - 12 noon.


October 29….4th Annual Heritage Halloween - The National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University will host an old-fashioned Harvest Festival and visitors of all ages can take part free of charge. 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 $1 hayrides through the park, a cakewalk at the McLaughlin Arbor and making fall crafts in the Four Sixes Barn. “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 costumes 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 1906. At the 1886 Las Escarbadas division of the XIT Ranch, Trick or Treaters will receive Tootsie Rolls, which were developed in 1896.” Arellano added that the community has been very supportive of this event. “The Maize is providing corn and shocks to decorate the historical park, and R.C. Taylor will donate candy for some of our structures,” she said. Cogdells General Store will be open with Halloween decorations, gifts and fall merchandise. This event 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, 3121 Fourth Street; 4 to 7 p.m.

October 29….Spooky Science Carnival
– One of the Science Spectrum’s most popular annual events is back. Enjoy carnival games and prizes, trick-or-treats, inflatable bounce houses, an obstacle course, barrel train rides, the Haunted Science Lab, a live Spooky Scientist Show, children and family costume contests, an amazing Magic Show, Creepy Critters Animal Shows as well as a host of other traditional Halloween “spooky not scary” fun activities! Admission is included with a regular Museum ticket. 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 2 cans of food per person. Science Spectrum and Omni Theater, 2579 S. Loop 289; 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

October 29 (re-scheduled from Oct. 5th)….The Eagles in Concert - The Eagles, an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971 by Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner have five number one singles and six number one albums. The Eagles were one of the most successful recording artists of the 1970s and at the end of the 20th century, two of their albums, Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) and Hotel California, ranked among the 20 best-selling albums in the U.S. according to the Recording Industry Association of America. The Eagles broke up in July 1980, but reunited in 1994 for Hell Freezes Over, a mix of live and new studio tracks. They have toured intermittently since then, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. In 2007, Eagles released Long Road out of Eden, their first full studio album in 28 years. The next year they launched The Long Road out of Eden Tour in support of the album. For tickets call Select-A-Seat at 770-2000. United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Avenue; 8 p.m.

October 29….Procesion - The Buddy Holly Center is excited to participate in Lubbock’s citywide observance of Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, by hosting Procesion with the TTU International Cultural Center, TTU School of Art and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. Procesion will be between the four locations, and is free to the public. Procesion will serve as the opening reception for the Celebracion exhibition. The Center has invited Consuelo Samarripa, a bilingual storyteller, to present traditional Day of the Dead stories in the Meadows Courtyard from 8:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.. Festivities will continue at other citywide locations throughout the night and Ms. Samarripa will also be performing at local schools by sharing History, Folk Tales, Folk Lore, Ghost Stories and Shared Heritage Stories. Visit each stop in the order below (hence "Procesion"):
• 5:30-6:30 p.m. International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana Avenue
• 6:30-7:30 p.m. TTU School of Art, 18th Street & Flint
• 7:30-8:30 p.m. The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center Ice House, Avenue J & Mac Davis Lane
• 8:30-9:30 p.m. The Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Avenue

Each stop has a different exhibit associated with Día de los Muertos. For more information, call 806.742.2974.


October 29-30….Kid’s Carnival/Scare House - Looking for a safe place to have fun with your kids this Halloween? Come out to the Kid's Carnival/ScareHouse brought to you by the Beta Sigma chapter of Alpha Phi Omega. Tickets are $4 per child (ages 5-12) for the ScareHouse. Bring a canned food item, benefiting the South Plains Food Bank, and receive $1 off per can up to two cans. Carnival tickets will be 25 cents a ticket or 25 tickets for $5 with most booths costing only 1 ticket. At the carnival everyone is a winner! Booths to include face painting, cakewalk, ring toss, beanbag toss, duck hunt, ladder golf and many more! Hub City Aviation Hangar at the Lubbock International Airport, 6004 North Cedar Ave. #A; Kid’s ScareHouse: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Kid’s Carnival: 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m.

October 29–30….Celebrity Attractions: "Fiddler on the Roof"
This is the Tony Award winning musical that has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal. Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, “Fiddler on the Roof” has been lauded by critics again and again, and won the hearts of people all around the world. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes "Tradition," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset," it is a timeless classic. No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; Friday: 7;30 p.m., Saturday: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

October 29-30
(repeats November 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27) “Minnie’s Pearls” - Who could have ever dreamed that a country gal with a $1.98 price tag hanging from her straw hat would become the queen of country comedy? For 50 years, the character Sarah Cannon created in "Minnie Pearl" held her position on the Grand Ole Opry with her countrified comedy routines. In her decades of appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, Minnie crossed paths, befriended and inspired many, many female country artists. The Cactus Theater proudly presents Jane Prince Jones as Minnie Pearl and Terri Caldwell singing the hit songs of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and Reba McEntire, in their second production endeavor. Continuing in the tradition of "Always, Patsy Cline" come see this wonderful duo make their magic on stage once more in "Minnie's Pearls." Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at 762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

October 29-30….2nd Annual Scare House - Looking for a fright this Halloween? Come by the 2nd Annual ScareHouse: Hangar of Horrors brought to you by the Beta Sigma chapter of Alpha Phi. Tickets are $6 per person at the door. Bring a canned food item, benefiting the South Plains Food Bank, and receive $1 off per can up to three cans. Hub City Aviation Hangar at the Lubbock International Airport, 6004 North Cedar Ave. #A; 8 p.m.-11 p.m.


October 29-31 (repeats November 5-7)….“The Elephant Man” - John Merrick, a young man with a severaly debilitating disease, is rescued by Dr. Frederick Treves from his exploitation as a side-show freak and becomes a London celebrity. Merrick changes the lives of those around him as he questions the rules of Victorian society. Winner of numerous Tony Awards including Best Play, the New York Times said that "It addresses the simple issue of what it means to be human." Rating: Drama: PG 13. For tickets visit lubbockcommunitytheatre.org or call 806-749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue; Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m.


October 30….3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament – The proceeds from this event will benefit Youth For Christ’s Teen Mentoring Program. Other teams still needed for this 4 man scramble. Cost is $75/ player (lunch and t-shirt included). Costumes are encouraged. A $500 cash prize will be awarded to the 1st place team. There will be other prizes awarded for closest pin, longest drive, and best and worst costumes. To register a team in the tournament or be a $250 hole sponsor, please contact Renee Morales at 806-535-5486 or Renee@yfclubbock.org. Reese Golf Course, 1406 Quitsna Avenu; 8 a.m.

October 30….2nd Annual Halloween Doggie Bash & Microchip & Rabies Vaccine Clinic - Microchips cost $15 and includes onsite registration with AKC/ CAR National Registry. Rabies vaccine cost is $12 and includes tag. From 12:30 to 3 p.m. there will be free hamburgers and tours, 1 to 3 p.m. KLLL live remote broadcast, 2 to 3 p.m. pet and kid costume contest with prize awarded for best costumes in each category. Regal Pet Resort, 1/2 mile south of 1585 on Slide Road;8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 30….Pink Lady, Pancakes and Pumpkins at Apple Country Orchards – Come and enjoy fresh peach and apple pancakes and sausage starting at 9 a.m. with proceeds to benefit the South Plains Food Bank GRUB kids!!! Pink Lady apples will be picked this Saturday at the apple orchard as well as Fuji and Golden Delicious. Buckets will be provided and you eat while you pick ! No pesticides or sprays on the apples ! There are lots of of pumpkins to choose from, pie pumpkins, turbans, gourds, apple dumplins, carnival, blue hubbard, cinderella, jarrandale, kushaw, lumina, big mack and jack-0-lanterns and MORE ! There are fresh apple pies and apple turnovers ready to eat. There are also roasting chilis ! Enjoy free 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 30….17th Annual 2010 Llano Estacado Grape Day -. Llano Estacado celebrates the end of grape harvest by inviting the public to their facility to taste their wines. Enjoy wine tasting, tours, live music and grape-smashing! This annual event is fun for all. Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 East FM 1585; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

October 30….Cowboy Church of the South Plains' 2010 Harvest Festival - Mosey on down to the barn for fellowship, food, games, candy, toys and more! For more information contact Kim Brown at (972)983-8741 or Andi Powers (806)438-9630. Cowboy Church of the South Plains, 1/4 mile east of Tahoka HWY on 114th Street; 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.

October 30….Lil' Jungle Halloween Party – All kids 9 and under are welcome to a Halloween party at Jump N Jungle’s 2nd location in the mall. There will be face-painting, free candy and treats, unlimited jumping and a raffle for a free birthday party. Parents, please remember that socks are required to play. Admission is $5.00 per child. South Plains Mall, 6002 Slide Rd; 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.

October 30….Trunk or Treat - Free admission and goodies. All ages are welcome at this unique event. Call 744-6178 for more information. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2221 Ave. W (in the parking lot behind the church); 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

October 30…."The Sounds of West Texas" – Come and enjoy this mostly classic country music show with a touch of pop nostalgia. This time there will be many more gospel songs than usual. Confirmed featured performers are: Emcee: Kurt Kiser, Larry Allen, Lynn Alexander, Eddie Ashburn, Mary Beth Ashburn, Brian Ashburn, Adam Behnke, Brittney Bennett, Susan Browning, Steve Burrus, Country Club Band, Tanner Evans, Harvest (Crystal Andrews, Holly Betenbough, Randa Hughes), Richard Houston, Bradford Jackson, Andy Johnson, Kaci Keltz, Lonnie Kuss, Stacey Laymon, Darryl Lippe, Donnetta Lippe, Boyd Martin, Bryan Martin, Donnie Martin, Nolen McCleary, Jason Newton, Gary Nix, Shanna Sides, Betty Smith, Keith Smith, Baxter Vaughan, and Mark Wallney. This show is packed with quality entertainment for the whole family. Tickets can be purchased at any Select-a-Seat location. Prices are: $15.00 for adults, $7.00 for kids 4-12, $10.00 for college students, and a discount for a group of 10 or more for the price of $12.00 each. You will not ever see this many talented people on one stage as you will on this show! Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 p.m.


October 31….Movies at the Museum – Come and watch a documentary film on the Mexican celebration, “Day of the Dead” entitled "El Dia de los Muertos." Admission is free for all to come and enjoy. Museum of Texas Tech University, 3301 4th Street; shown twice....at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

October 31….University Symphony Orchestra Hauntcert - This fun and entertaining 1-hour performance is intended for all ages, so wear your costume and bring the entire family before you go out trick-or-treating! The conductors and entire orchestra appear in costume and perform skits, along with a wide variety of music by composers such as Grieg, Berlioz, Rossini and Verdi, which all lead into a special medley from the musical "Wicked" featuring soloists from the TTU voice department. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear the outstanding level of talent we have right here at Texas Tech! Don't miss this spooky and goofy afternoon full of fun, excitement and great music with the Texas Tech Orchestra and special guest soloists, under the direction of Dr. Andrew George and graduate assistant conductors Raul Mungia and Carolyn Turner. All proceeds from this event go to support the University Orchestras. Last year's performance was nearly sold out, so get your tickets early! Ticket for general public- $7 in advance, $8 at the door, students (non-TTU) - $5 in advance, $6 at the door, children aged 13 and under are free. A limited number of free tickets are available to TTU students at the Union Box Office. One per student and ID is required. Hemmle Recital Hall, Music Building on the Tech campus; 3 - 4 p.m.

October 31….Freaky Fun Night – Open your costume trunks and bring on a scare for a night full of fun times and good eats to share. Bring a canned food item to donate to the South Plains Food Bank. Call St. Luke's for more information at 771- 0555. St. Luke's Southwest, 98th & Frankford; event runs from 5-7 p.m.

October 31…. St. John Neumann's Annual Halloween Carnival: Trunks or Treats - Everyone is invited to join in the fun with 15 game booths for all ages, lots of great prizes to be won, concession stand, brisket plates, menudo, popcorn, hot dogs, pickles, hot chocolate, and cold drinks. There will be a spook house, hay ride and bingo game. Admission :$1 entry fee and get 10 free tickets for game booths or spook house. St. John Neumann Gym, 5802 22nd Street; 6:30 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winners

Question #1: The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra bases its current theme on the letters "ppp"....which represent what three attributes?

Answer: Passion, perfection, power
Winner: Jill B. of Lubbock

Question #2: Who produced and directed the 1971 film version of "Fiddler on the Roof"?

Answer: Norman Jewison
Winner: Sandra M. of Lubbock

Two Trivia Contests This Week!

Trivia Contest #1: This week, 1 winner will be chosen for a Family (5) pak to the Spooky Science Carnival tomorrow, Friday, October 29th.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase “Spooktacular Science Tickets” as your subject title.

The Question: What was the first wrapped, penny candy in America?

Because the above carnival is THIS FRIDAY, entries must be in by 9 a.m. Friday morning. Winners will be chosen at that time and notified right away so tickets can be coordinated for same day pickup!

Trivia Contest #2: This week, 2 winners will be chosen for a pair of tickets to the Sounds of West Texas Classic Country Music Show on Saturday, October 30th.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase “Sounds Like West Texas To Me” as your subject title.

The Question: Which recently "un-retired" West Texas native was also recently honored with induction into the prestigious Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee?

NOTE: Because the above concert is THIS SATURDAY, entries must be in by 9 a.m. Friday morning. Winners will be chosen at that time and notified right away so tickets can be coordinated.

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 info for us.

Good luck to everyone!

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November 4…2010 Holiday Preview: Holiday Events in Lubbock
November 4…...Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner
November 12-14….South Plains Obedience 40th Anniversary
November 14….Ballet Lubbock presents The Nutcracker Tea
November 20…."Clean Comedy For a Cause"

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