October 8, 2015


October 9….Trejo Halloween Carnival - Join us for our annual carnival! Enjoy face painting, games, trick or treating, cake walk, crafts and more! Cost is $1 or 2 cans of food per child. Canned goods to be donated to the South Plains Food Bank. All ages are welcome. Maggie Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst St; 6 p.m.

October 9….Tribute to Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Pat Benatar & Heart
- The Women of the 80’s gave the world some of the hardest hitting rock hits, as well as some of the great rock ballads we still remember today! Join Amber Pennington and other Lubbock female rock vocalists for a night filled with the music of Joan Jett, Pat Benatar and Heart! From “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” to “I Love Rock and Roll”, you’ll be singing your heart out with these incredible Lubbock artists! Bring your lighters and your lovers….and your eyeliner! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

October 9….Kaleidoscope of Choirs - Featuring the University Choir, Matador Singers, Women’s Chorale, and the University Singers. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus. Event begins at 7:30 p.m.


October 10....Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market - Held each Saturday, June through October, this unique gathering of area producers, specialty food and beverage providers and select artisans specializing in homegrown or homemade. Held in the Depot District area, this weekly event has become a highlight of the summer months and offers something for everyone. Support your local growers and be part of the "locally produced" movement. Be there at 9:00 am – produce is available until vendors sell out! Tornado Gallery,1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.

October 10….28th Annual Floydada Punkin Days Festival – Everyone is invited to participate in this year’s 28th Annual Punkin Days, a time when Floydada celebrates and promotes its title as "Pumpkin Capital USA." Punkin Days is held downtown in Floydada, Texas around the courthouse, with vendor booths set up on California, Main, and Missouri Streets. There will be a pumpkin pie eating contest, chili cook off, Little Mr. & Miss Punkin Chunkin Contest, 5K & Fun Run, and lots of fabulous vendors and entertainment including a car show. There will be plenty of live music, family fun, and all things pumpkin. Come join the fun and excitement!! Floydada; 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

October 10….Lubbock Memorial Arboretum Second Saturday Gardening Program - Every Second Saturday of each month learn more about gardening in West Texas. Open to adults and children. For more information call 806-797-4520. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University Avenue; Program begins at 10 a.m.

October 10….Dog Day Howl-O-Ween - Dress your dog in their best Halloween costume. There will be prizes for the best costumed dogs. Youth, teen and adult categories. All ages are welcome! $1 per dog or dog toy donation will enter your dog in the contest. All donations will go toward prizes for future dog events. Dogs must be on a leash at all times and have current vaccinations. To participate in this program, dog owners must reside within the city limits, and bring exact change and proof of rabies vaccination. There will also be dog micro chipping by Lubbock Animal Control, which will cost $10 per dog with exact cash only. For more information or to register, call 767-3796. Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th St;10 a.m.

October 10….Fall Festival of Cultural Heritage at the Lubbock Lake Landmark – Come and join Lubbock Lake Landmark's annual festival commemorating 12,000 years of history and culture on the Southern High Plains. Individuals are invited to enjoy special demonstrations and activities offered on Native American culture, traditional food processing, Cowboy archaeology and more. Admission is free. Contact the Lubbock Lake Landmark at 806-742-1116 for more info. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Dr; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

October 10....Big XII Football: Texas Tech vs. Iowa State - The Red Raiders return to the friendly confines of Jones AT&T Stadium for a homecoming match up with the surging and dangerous Iowa State Cyclones. 4th Street and Drive of Champions. Game time is set for 2:30 p.m.

October 10….Tech Post-Game Patio Music & Cheers at the Cactus - Join us on the patio after the home Texas Tech football games for free live music and an open concession stand! Music starts immediately after the game! Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7 p.m.


October 11….Texas Tech University presents: Autumn Fest - We would like to extend an invitation to the public for the second Autumn Fest at Texas Tech University. Join us for this celebration of the arts, music, local cuisine, and many other attractions. Local vendors will display and sell their works, fresh produce and Texas musicians provide the entertainment. There is something for the entire family at the Autumn Fest at Texas Tech University. Children's activities include inflatables, - face painting, nature crafts and pumpkin painting. For questions, please email autumnfest@ttu.edu. TTU Memorial Circle; 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

October 11….University Symphony Orchestra Concert - The Student Showcase Concert featuring outstanding young artists of the future and 2014-15 student concerto competition finalists. Featuring 4 concertos and Ravel’s Bolero. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus; 3 p.m.

ctober 11….Youth Orchestras of Lubbock 2015 Fall Concert
- The first concert of the season “ Out of this World” will be showcasing the works of Tchaikovsky, Holst’s “The Planets,” and music from Dragon Slayer. Admission is free. Frenship High School Performing Arts Center, 902 Dowden Rd, Wolfforth; 4 p.m.

7th Annual Pumpkin Trail Seeks Record 2,000 Jack-o-Lanterns!

October 15 - 18….7th Annual Lubbock Pumpkin Trail
- Bring your families and friends and walk along a lighted trail of carved jack-o-lanterns in the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum in Clapp Park. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Admission is free. Last year, citizens donated a record 1,962 pumpkins and attendance was just over 18,150 people. We are excited about a bigger and better trail in 2015 with our goal of 2000 carved pumpkins on the trail! Pumpkin Trail Park and Ride: Parking available at the following locations with vans available each night:
Hodges Community Center, 40th Street & University
Garden and Arts Center, 44th Street & University
Safety City/Clapp Pool, 46th Street & Avenue U (east side of Clapp Park)

For more information, call “Pumpkin Central” at Hodges Community Center, 806-767-3706.

Daylight Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16th - Sunday, Oct. 18th
Evenings: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15th & Sunday, Oct. 18th;
6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, October 16th & Saturday, October 17th.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

October 14….Arboretum Pumpkin Carving Party
October 17….BubbleFest
October 17…Silent Wings Museum: Forces of Flight
October 17-18…46th Annual Sausage Festival and Oktoberfest

October 23-24…Dinner Theater Event: A Party To Murder
October 30….Procesión
October 31….Día de los Muertos

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