October 17, 2013


October 17….Lubbock Women’s Club Speaker: Joan Lunden
- The Lubbock Women’s Club Historical Foundation and The Ernestine Payne Welborn Endowment Community Speaker Series will welcome Joan Lunden as a speaker for the Annual Speaker Series. Tickets are available to the public as a community education project of The Lubbock Women’s Club. Tickets are $75 per person and reservations may be made by calling (806)763-6448 or email at reservations@lubbockwomensclub.com. Joan Lunden, an award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker and successful entrepreneur, is one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities. Lunden served as host of "Good Morning America" on ABC for nearly two decades. As the longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves. Lunden, a mom of seven, has a keen interest in family, health and wellness. She has continued to be a reassuring and informative presence in American homes for more than 30 years. Her latest ventures include a line of healthy non-stick cookware, Twiztt by Joan Lunden (launched nationwide in Bed Bath & Beyond), the Resurgence skincare line by Murad Skincare and a women’s wellness retreat, Camp Reveille, where women come to relax, recharge and jump-start their fitness while having fun in a Maine summer camp setting. One of the most visible women in America, Lunden has graced the covers of more than 40 magazine and book covers. Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway Street; 6:30 p.m.

October 17…. Texas Tech School of Music: Concert Band Concert - Featuring Duane Hill, conductor, Dr. Sarah McKoin, conductor, and Manuel A. Arambula, graduate conductor. Pieces include Toccata for Band (1957) by Frank Erickson, Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo (1979) by Malcolm Arnold, The Spheres (2008) by Ola Gjeilo, Marche des Parachutistes Belges (1946) by Pierre Leemans, and Incantation and Dance (1963) by John Barnes Chance. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, 18th St. and Boston Ave; 8 p.m.

ctober 17–19….Flatland Film Festival - The 2013 Flatland Film Festival promises to be one of the best yet! Come experience world-class independent films, mingle with filmmakers and witness local music of the highest caliber....and that's just the beginning. This year's short film competition is packed with powerful short films, submitted from over 16 countries. This is a weekend you don't want to miss!

Flatland Film Festival overview:

Thursday: Opening party, "The Retrieval" screening and Q&A with director Chris Eska

Friday: Flatland Film Festival: Kids' Fest!, and encore performance of "Metropolis Elektro", featuring an original movie score written by Scott and Amy Faris

Saturday: Short Film Competition, Festival Awards Presentation, Featured Screenings: "This Ain't No Mouse Music" and Q&A with filmmakers Chris Simon & Maureen Gosling and music icon Chris Strachwitz, and "All the Labor" and Q&A with director Doug Hawes-Davis. Purchase a Festival Pass for VIP access to all screenings and festival parties. For more information visit flatlandfilm.org. Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K.

October 17-20….The Department of Theatre & Dance 2013-2014 Mainstage Season presents: “RENT” - A Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical and one of the longest running shows on Broadway, RENT has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences. Based loosely on Puccini’s La Boheme, RENT follows a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Larson directed by Linda Donahue. WARNING: ADULT LANGUAGE AND SITUATIONS. Tickets are $18 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID. Free student rush tickets are available on a limited basis to Texas Tech students. Call (806) 742-3603 for tickets and information. Maedgen Mainstage Theatre (east entrance), 18th Street between Boston and Flint Avenues; 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays.

October 17-20….5th Annual Pumpkin Trail -
The Lubbock Pumpkin Trail is a free, family-centered event. Community groups and individuals donate carved pumpkins, and the City of Lubbock Parks Department displays them along the pathways at the Lubbock Arboretum. The event is open for four days and nights to allow viewing of the lit jack-o'-lanterns. In addition to the carved jack-o-lanterns along the trail, there will be 25 to 30 displays hosted by local businesses and civic groups that will lead participants around the trail. This is a free event and the Arboretum walking trail is both stroller and wheelchair friendly. Trail entrances are at the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum at 4111 University and the Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center at 4215 University. Limited parking is available behind Hodges Community Center and at the Garden and Arts Center. Park and Ride will be available from Safety City located on the east side of Clapp Park at 46th Street and Avenue U. For more information call (806) 767-3706. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum in Clapp Park, 4111 University. Pumpkin lighting begins at 5:30 p.m. and should be completed before dusk each night. Evening hours are 6 - 9 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday and 6 - 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Enjoy an autumn scene of pumpkins, fall foliage and blue sky during daylight hours from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, October 18-20.

October 18….Fall Festival 2013: Flashback - Free candy, games, door prizes and fun for the entire family. No scary costumes please. For more information visit iabc.org or call 797-9704. Indiana Avenue Baptist Church, 98th Street & Indiana Ave; 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

October 18….Cactus Theater: The Flatlanders Record Live - Since the Flatlanders concert in May, the culmination of a series of shows featuring Joey Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmy Dale Gilmore individually, we have had many requests to bring them back again in 2013. Fortunately, the opportunity to record the Flatlanders for a TV show has arisen and it's happening ... they're coming back! Don't miss this opportunity to be a part of the TV audience for this once in a lifetime concert and enjoy the artistry of this legendary group! Tickets are $35.00(Floor) $30.00(Balcony) . To purchase tickets and can be reserved by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


October 18-19
(repeats Oct. 25-26)….C.A.T.S. Playhouse: “Into The Woods” – Once upon a time in a far off kingdom there lived a young maiden, a sad young lad, and a childless baker with his wife. In order to get their wish, they journeyed into the woods where they encountered wolves, witches, giants and many other obstacles. Along the way they learn that fairy tales don't always have a happily ever after and must learn the responsibly that comes with getting want you want. Book by James Lapine with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Cornelius Brown and musical direction by Amanda Allen. Choreography by Molly Roberts. Tickets Prices: $15 for adults; $13 for students/seniors. For more information visit http://www.catsplayhouse.net. C.A.T.S. Playhouse, 2257 34th Street; Doors open at 7 p.m. and show starts at 7:30 p.m.

October 18–20….The Peddler Show -
The Peddler Show rolls into town featuring a brand new fall show custom built just for Lubbock! Start your holiday shopping early and be inspired as you shop from an exclusive selection of talented designers, artisans, creators and craftsmen from all over the country. Check out the ALL NEW Sneak Peek and Stroller-free shopping hour from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Friday to beat the crowds, then stick around during the extended shopping hours to find great Christmas gift ideas among unique merchandise for your home, health, wardrobe, and family. Come experience THE Perfect Street of Shops created just for Lubbock. Admission: $10 sneak peek/stroller-free hour Friday only, $6 adults, $5 seniors 65+, $5 children 5-11, children under 5 FREE! One admission good all weekend. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Sneak Peek/Stroller-Free 11 a.m. - noon Friday Only, Friday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

October 18 - 20
(Repeats Oct. 25-27)….Lubbock Community Theatre; “The Miser” - In this new adaptation of Moliere's masterful French satire, the elderly Harpagon obsesses over the feeling that he never has enough money, and unfortunately his obsession wreaks havoc on all around him. This includes his two children, Elise and Cleante, who are passionately in love with a valet and the girl next door. While Harpagon's arranged them to be married to absurdly mismatched types, the two smart children plot against their frugal father until all erupts in a climatic dinner, and truths are revealed. Written by John Baptis Moliere, adaptation by Freyda Thomas and directed By John A. Packard. Rated PG-13. To reserve tickets, (806) 749-2416 or see http://lubbockcommunitytheatre.org. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue. Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

October 19….Color Me Rad 5K - Color Me Rad is a 5K that fires off in a blaze of color bombs, color cannons, color mortars, and multi-toned courses. Historically, running has only been acceptable when trying to escape the law, personal responsibility, the truth, and grizzly bears. Instead of running FROM something, get ready to run FOR something at this year’s Color Me Rad. Visit www.colormerad.com to register. Mackenzie Park, 601 Municipal Drive; 9 a.m.

October 19….2013 Lubbock Heart Walk - The annual Heart Walk, benefiting the American Heart Association, includes a family friendly three mile walk, a health expo, entertainment, and more. Admission is free and walkers who raise money are eligible for prizes. Visit lubbockheartwalk.org or call 888.433.7220 extension 2642 to learn more. Frazier Alunmni Pavilion on the Texas Tech University campus; 9:30 a.m.

October 19….20th Annual Grape Day at Llano Estacado Winery - Grape Day is a celebration of the grape harvest. It is a chance for customers to come out and enjoy all the fruits and wines of labor for not only this harvest but the
previous harvest. The entry fee is $5 per guest and it includes 1 complimentary glass of wine, and everyone is allowed to keep their glass as a memento of their visit. Almost all wines will be available to purchase by the glass that day. Glasses of wine cost $3 per glass, there will be live music outside under the tent, as well as football games on the big screen inside. For more information visit the website www.llanowine.com. or call (806) 745.2258. Llano Estacado Winery, 3.2 miles east of HWY 87 on FM 1585; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

October 19….Family Fall Festival - The Tech Graduate Council on Family Relations is hosting a Family Fall Festival. This event is specifically for families, especially those with young children and will include crafts, games, family events, photos, and food. Admission is free (some activities will be 25¢. Texas Tech University Human Sciences Building first floor,1301 Akron; 1 -3 p.m.

October 19 - 20…. 44th Annual Sausage Festival - For 44 years now, a secret-recipe German sausage has been served in Slaton at Saint Joseph Hall. Dinner is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The main menu consists of German sausage, grilled chicken, homemade German potato salad, green beans, and home-made cakes and bread. Saint Joseph's German Sausage Festival began in 1969 with a 200-year-old recipe from Austria belonging to Marie Bednarz. The recipe was multiplied for the Slaton version. This year, 8,000 pounds will be produced. Jalapeños are added to 2,200 pounds for those who like a little more spice. Again this year-for extra spicy sausage-habañero peppers will be added to 800 lbs. During Sausage week, church members, school parents and friends gather to make 600 pounds of German potato salad and 150 loaves of homemade bread, and Saint Joseph Ladies Quilters make quilts. The Festival helps to support Saint Joseph Catholic School. Details: www.slatonsausage.com. Adult plates are $9.00 and children's plates are $6.00. Take-out plates will be available at the south side of the hall. Sausage (uncooked and vacuum sealed) will be also sold by the pound at Saint Joseph Hall on Saturday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Regular Sausage, $4.75/lb.; Jalapeño Sausage, $5.50/lb.; and, Habañero Sausage, $6.25/lb. Cash and checks preferred, credit cards accepted. Funfest, Sunday, October 20th, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., next to the Hall, the Fun Fest will be celebrated at Saint Joseph School. The Funfest includes silent and live auctions, bingo, games, music, food, quilting show, rock wall and spider climb, country store, a mini-bazaar, and raffles for quilts and a cedar chest. Saint Joseph Hall - 21st and Division (FM 41) Streets, Slaton - from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Question....

The Question: Assuming corn syrup is used in the sweetening process (as opposed to cane sugar), how many cans of soda pop can be produced from a bushel of corn?

Answer: 325

Winner: Maria R. of Petersburg
This Week's Trivia Question....

For this contest, 1 winner will receive a Family 5-pak to the Maize near Shallowater, Texas. Vouchers may be used anytime during this season (through November)..

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase "The Corn A-Maize-s" as your subject title.

The Question: From which country did the annual tradition of pumpkin carving originate ???

The deadline for this contest is Sunday at midnight and the winner will be contacted Monday by mid-afternoon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone.

Thanks...and good luck to all!

Looking Ahead....

October 23….Thank You Cards For Veterans
Oct. 25….Presidential Performance Series: Tony Kushner
Oct. 25-26…Moonlight Musicals: “A Grand Night for Singing”

October 25-26….LSO Classical 2: Blues To Beethoven
October 30....Science Spectrum Silly Science Carnival
October 31….Science Spectrum Spooky Science Carnival

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