October 9, 2014


October 10…Soft Side of the 60's and 70's Rock - The songs you know and love from the 60's and 70's. You know, the ones you could sing along with and did! "Horse with No Name" by America, "How Sweet It Is" by James Taylor, "Peaceful Easy Feeling" by the Eagles "Close to You" by the Carpenters...who knows? This may turn in to one giant sing-along! Join the amazing Dustin Garrett, Amber Pennington, West Garza and Terri Caldwell at the Cactus Theater for a wonderful evening of just plain, feel-good music! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


October 11….The Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market -
Time for the Farmers Market! Through the end of season in October, the market will be open every Saturday. There will be lots of vendors including Sunburst Farms, Crazy Hoe Farms, Harden Farms, Apple Country, Crusty's Wood Fired Pizza, Juicy Lucy’s Veggies, Dutch Cheesemaking, Wolf Creek Farms, Pullen Produce, Kelly B Jammin’, Simply Decadent Bakery, South Plains Foodbank GRUB Farm , Nancy Hubbard, Honeys Farm Fresh, Holy Cow Beef and Dessert Flirt. To learn more, visit lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com for more info. Depot District, 19th & Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

October 11….Punkin Days Festival - Bring the whole family out to enjoy a wonderful fall Saturday in Floydada. The event starts Saturday morning on the county square. Throughout the day, patrons enjoy booths with all kinds of food, live music and games. Officially coined, "Punkin Days," this annual celebration in Floydada honors one of most unique crops in agriculture, the pumpkin. Every year on the 2nd Saturday of October, the Floydada Chamber of Commerce is host to this special event for Floydada and all the surrounding communities. Costume contests for all ages, pie baking, pumpkin carving and coloring, pumpkin decoration, pumpkin pie relays, Cow Patty Bingo, seed spitting contest, Trunk or Treating, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin rolling, pumpkin guessing and pumpkin weighing are just a few of the activities offered during the extravaganza. Admission is free. More information visit http://www.floydadachamber.com/punkin-days. Floydada; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

October 11….Pumpkin Festival at the Orchard - There will be lots of pre-picked apples, fresh apple pancakes and sausage starting the day at 9 a.m....with lots of pumpkins to choose from! Come and enjoy fresh apple pies and apple turnovers ready to eat, 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 11….Maxey's 9th Annual Dog Day Howl-O-Ween - All Ages are welcome. $1/dog or donate a dog toy for local shelters! Dress up your dog and win prizes! Categories for Youth, Teen/Adult, Costumed Owner & Pet. Dog Micro chipping available from the Lubbock Animal Shelter. Must provide rabies certificate or tag. Cost is $10.00 per dog and must provide exact cash only. Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street; 10 a.m. registration; 10:30 a.m. judging begins.

October 11….Texas Tech Red Raider Big XII Football - The hometown Red Raiders try to regroup when they line up against the always dangerous West Virginia Mountaineers at Jones AT&T Stadium. The stadium is located at Marsha Sharp Freeway and University Avenue; 11 a.m.

October 11….Oktoberfest – The Historic Redeemer Lutheran Church in the Heart of Lubbock Neighborhood is pleased to offer Oktoberfest meals featuring German sausage, potato salad, green beans, sauerkraut, rolls, and chocolate cake. Carry out is also available. Tickets are available at the door. The cost is $8.75 for adults and $4.50 for children 10 and under. There will also be a quilt raffle, craft sale and sausage for sale by the link. Proceeds benefit the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) which provides services to children and impoverished people all over the world. The church was named an historic landmark by the City of Lubbock in 2010. Redeemer was founded in 1932, and has been at its current location for more than 60 years. Redeemer Lutheran Church, located ast 2221 Avenue W; 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

October 11….The Official Post-Game Patio Party - What better way to celebrate a TEXAS TECH victory than underneath the Cactus Theater marquee immediately following the game, for an all out PARTY on the patio with local rock band Allison Firefly? Bring your lawn chairs or reserve a patio table for 4...and enjoy a pomegranate margarita while listening to the best of the 70’s/80’s/90’s and now music. Featuring Jason Fellers! Call 806-762-3233 for more info on table reservations. Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7 p.m.

October 11….Live Roller Derby – Everyone is invited to see the West Texas Roller Dollz vs. Dark Horse Roller Derby. Tickets available at door: $10 adults, $2 children 3 – 10 years of age. (BYOC - bring your own chair). For more information visit westtexasrollerdollz.com. Lubbock Skate Ranch, 4701 West Loop 289; Doors open at 6 p.m.; action starts at 7 p.m.

October 11….Night Hike at Lubbock Lake Landmark - Join guides to explore the Landmark after dark! Gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center to begin the adventure. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes (no sandals, no flip-flops). Admission is free. For more information visit www.depts.ttu.edu or call 806.742.1116. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive; 7 p.m.

October 12….Youth Orchestras of Lubbock Concert – Admission is free. The purpose of YOL is to provide an exceptional music education experience to the members of the orchestras; provide artistic performances that enrich the lives of developing musicians, our community, and our region; and to work cooperatively with public and private schools, and independent music teachers in a continuing effort to provide musical development for youth. For more information email info@youthorchestrasoflubboock.org or visit www.youthorchestrasoflubbock.org. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 4 - 6 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Answer....

The Question: What is the design used to create this year's maze at At'l Do Farm near Shallowater?

Answer: The design for this year’s maze at At’l Do Farms is their own At’l Do Farms logo, including a windmill. A new added section of the maze this year is The Fairy Tale Trail, which winds through a corn stalk.

Winner: Janey B. of Lubbock
This Week's Trivia Question....

For this contest, 2 winners will receive a pair of tickets to the Sounds of West Texas presented on October 18th.

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

The Question: Which Texas college (now university) counts both Roy Orbison and Pat Boone among its famous musical alumni?

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

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

October 13….Wonders Without Number Astronomy Event
October 16 - 19….6th Annual Pumpkin Trail
October 17…Lubbock Chorale Fall Masterworks Concert
October 17 - 18….Encore: The Best of Flatlands Dance Theatre
October 18….Pink Lady, Pancakes & Pumpkins

October 18….Sounds of West Texas
October 24 - 25….LSO: Masterworks 2, Royal Fireworks
October 30…Whitplay Productions presents “Society Paige”
October 31….Procesión

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