November 22, 2012

Everyone Have
a Happy, Safe Thanksgiving!


November 22….Turkey Trot 12K - The 19th annual Turkey Trot 12K and two-mile races will begin at 9 a.m. Thursday at Mackenzie Park. West Texas residents and visiting relatives come from cities all over Texas, other states and as far away as Chigasaki, Japan, to cross the finish line. For more info, visit or call, 777-1456. Mackenzie Park, 601 Municipal Drive; 9 a.m.

November 22-24….The Maize (CLOSING WEEKEND) - The Simpson family has created a new labyrinth that will challenge any maze goer! Come test your skills in the 12-acre cornfield full of twists and turns. This year’s design is a Texas design. The Maize will give visitors the chance to see this startling creation and is also the perfect place to come pick your pumpkins for fall decorating and carving. They have a huge selection and varieties to choose from. It is the perfect adventure for families, school field trips, church groups, scouts, birthday parties, cooperate team building and company gatherings. So come be a part of Lubbock’s very own cornfield maize. In addition to the maize, you will find roasted corn, BBQ, rock wall, pumpkin patches, campfires, corn cannon, hay bale mazes, barnyard, concession and tent area. Maize admission - $8.00, non-maize admission - $4.00, (4 and under are free). Hayride to Pumpkin Hollow - $5. Maze and Pumpkin Hollow Combo - $10.00. Corn Cannon, Cow Train- $1.00 each. Rock Wall - $5 Monkey Jump - $5. Campfire reservation - $25.00. Tues - Friday 9-3 (schools by reservation). For more information call James and Patti Simpson at 787-4222 or 787-4241or visit From Shallowater: (2 miles East on FM 1294). From 4th and Frankford: (7 miles north on Frankford to FM 1294. Turn left and go ¾ of a mile). From I-27: (Take the Shallowater exit. Go 6.5 miles on FM 1294). Thanksgiving holiday hours: Thursday (Thanksgiving) 3 - 9 p.m.; Friday 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday (Last day) 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.


November 22-25; (repeats December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-25)….Santa's Land Drive-Thru Christmas Park - The park includes four acres of land, thousands of lights, 100 plus wooden cut outs, 15 blow-ups, tons of Christmas trees, and 3 decorated antique cars. Visitors are able to stay inside their cars or get out and mingle while enjoying a warm fire and some hot chocolate. Opening night is Thanksgiving night and there will be a train during opening weekend to give everyone a ride thru the park. Admission is free, donations will be accepted to help keep the lights on. We would love to invite you to stop by and see the lights and Santa and Mrs. Claus (please bring your camera). If you want to make sure Santa will be present please call (806) 891-1291 or check Tahoka, Texas (30 miles south of Lubbock). Park is located at South 11th and Ave O (use Google map) just off of Hwy 87; Open at 6:30 p.m. Lights out no earlier than 10 p.m. If Santa is present he departs at 9 p.m.

November 23-24….Cactus Theater: “Smoke on the Mountain” (HELD OVER) - The play takes place in the sanctuary of the Mountain Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, located just west of Hickory near the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is Saturday night in June of 1938. The United States is in the last years of the Great Depression. Organized religion is at its peak. Saturday night sings by families of gospel singers have become the much-needed and highly-appreciated entertainment of the time. Gospel-singing families traditionally sing at one church on Saturday night, then do a few guest appearances on Sunday morning at other churches in the area. The Sanders are appearing tonight after a five-year hiatus from the gospel-singing circuit. They travel in an ancient bus with "The Sanders Family" hand -painted on the side. Original cast members Mike Morgan, Kenny Maines, Jane Prince Jones, Cami Caldwell and Mark Paden will be returning to reprise their roles and Dustin Garrett and Tatum Sheets will be joining the cast playing the roles of the twins! Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

November 23-26
(Repeats Nov. 28-30; Dec 1-3, 5-10, 12-23, 27 -30; Jan 2-6)....Polar Express - The Polar Express comes to West Texas to recreate all the sights and sounds of the time-honored story. Picture the excitement of children dressed in pajamas with golden tickets clutched in their hands as they board the train and prepare to embark on their journey to the North Pole. The story begins when the Conductors calls "All aboard" and gleefully punches everyone's ticket. Little faces will peer out the train's windows as we pull out of the station on our way to the North Pole. Guests will hear the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack as the story reading begins and the book's characters come to life. Dancing chefs will serve hot cocoa and cookies to all riders in a merry fashion as the doubting hobo wanders through the train. The train stops where children will behold the magic of the North Pole from their warm train seats. With a jolly "Ho, ho, ho" Santa waves to everyone and climbs aboard where he will greet each child and present them with the iconic silver sleigh bell - listen carefully, only believers can hear its ringing! Christmas carols will be sung as elves dance along as the journey back to the station begins after a memorable ride that sets the tone for the whole holiday season. Join us in this annual event sure to become one of your family's treasured traditions. Reserve tickets by calling (877) 726- 7245 or by visiting New Location at North Steck Avenue, Wolfforth; Times: 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

First Contest:

Question: Who is considered the "father” of Cirque du Soleil?

Answer: Guy Laliberté is considered the father of Cirque du Soleil.

Winner: Ally P. of Lubbock.

Second Contest:

Christmas Trivia Question: What are the Christmas-related names of these cities in Indiana, Missouri and Wisconsin?

Answers: Santa Claus, Indiana; Noel, Missouri; and Rudolph, Wisconsin. (There are more in other states that many of you listed, too…thanks!)

Winners: Cathy P. and Debbie I. both of Lubbock.

Looking at Next Week & Beyond...
August 14-15…...Cactus Theater: "Dooley’s Back at Belle’s"
November 30….Betenbough Christmas Open House
November 30….Slaton's 5th Friday Art on the Square
December 1…...Christmas Craft Show
December 1......Santa in the Village
December 2…....Annual Nutcracker Tea
December 8.......Annual Greek Pastry Bake Sale
December 10…..Pride of West Texas Christmas Show
December 13…..Ransom Canyon Christmas Home Tour

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