October 15, 2015


October 15….Cactus Theater Presents Uncle Lucius - For a decade, Uncle Lucius had built its fan base the hard way, through relentless touring and restless searching. With no other option, they called on their die-hards for help. Hundreds of believers pledged tens of thousands of hard-earned dollars. Both humbled and exhilarated, the band hit the studio, eager to justify their fans’ love with the labor of their hearts and souls. The resulting LP, The Light, out June 9, 2015 on Boo Clap/Thirty Tigers, is the statement their fans have waited for...with its songs of seeking and questioning, of reaching out to others, of excavating the hidden strength within. After years spent spreading their message across Texas, here at last is the vehicle that can take them to the national level. Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 8 p.m.


ctober 15 -17….Flatland Film Festival – Now in it's 11th year the Flatland Film Festival is an event you don't want to miss. This year we continue the tradition of bringing film and music together in an experience you won't forget. Screenings take place at Firehouse Theatre, located inside the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, located at 5th and Ave. L and at Alamo Drafthouse, located at North Loop 289 and Slide Road.
For more information and the complete rundown of each presentation and locations, please visit http://flatlandfilm.org/

Screening / Special Event Schedule:

Thursday October 15th
Opening Reception with film makers
Opening night reception 9:30 p.m.

Friday October 16th

Barge: 6:30
Local Shorts @ Alamo Drafthouse: 9 p.m.
Dude Bro Party Massacre 3: 10 p.m.
The Room @ Alamo Drafthouse: Midnight

Saturday October 17th

Flat Land and Open Skies: 6 p.m.
Bonus Screening: 8:30 p.m.
Closing reception: 9:30 p.m.
w/Lubbock All Star Band (LHUCA Plaza)


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, October 16th - Sunday, October 18th. Evening Hours: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday, October 15th & Sunday, October 18th, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Friday, October 16th & Saturday, October 17th.


October 16….Lubbock Food Truck Fest - Tempt your taste buds at the Lubbock Food Truck Fest! Bring your family and friends and enjoy a great evening of fantastic food and music beneath a beautiful West Texas sunset. Great food isn't the only thing happening at the Lubbock Food Truck Fest. Local favorites the Kinky Wizards will be onstage from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Truck Lineup:
Awe Shucks – Roasted Corn, barbecue, Hot Dogs
Chopped & Sliced – barbecue
Hank’s Bar B-Que – barbecue
Owens Lunch -n- Go – Homecooking
Blue Oasis – Italian Ice
Crusty’s Wood Fired Pizza – Pizza
La Picosita – Street Tacos/Spanish Food
Buddy & Maria Elena Holly Plaza, 1801 Crickets Ave; 5 - 9 p.m.

October 16….Fall Festival 2016: Kingdom Fest - Free candy, games and bouncers. Fun for the family. Costumes welcome; no scary costumes please. Hosted by Indiana Ave Baptist Church. For more information call 797-9704 or visit www.iabc.org Indiana Ave Baptist Church, 98th Street & Indiana Ave; 6 - 8 p.m.

ctober 16….Tribute to Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Pat Benatar & Heart - The Women of the '80s 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 ladies! 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


ctober 16 - 17….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra 2015-2016 Season: Genesis - Join the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (LSO) as they present the first classical series, “Remembrance.” This show will feature The Lubbock Chorale, the Texas Tech University Choir, and four world-class soloists including Rebecca Wascoe-Hays, Jill Grove, Cody Austin, and David Grogan as they perform Guiseppi Verdi’s Messa de Requiem. For more information and to reserve tickets please visit lubbocksymphonyorchestra.org. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.


October 17....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 17….Annual Princess & Pirate Party - Ahoy Maties and Beauties! Cookies by Design and The Mud Room are having our annual Princess & Pirate Party! Princesses and Pirates of all ages are invited to dress up and come decorate your own crown or treasure chest cookie and make a tilepirate or princess foot or handprint keepsake! You will be able to have your picture made with a Gorgeous Princess or a Swashbuckling Pirate! Cost is $10 for the event and reservations are required. Please call 793- 3271 to RSVP by Thursday, October 15th. Join us for our Party and let’s make a “sweet”, fun, memory together! The Mud Room, 3302 - 82nd Street; 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

October 17….BubbleFest - Looking for some good “clean” family fun? The Science Spectrum has got your covered as we present the ninth annual BubbleFest! This event continues to grow in popularity by providing exciting entertainment and accessible science for families and kids of all ages. If you love to play with bubbles, then check out the exciting all new and returning BubbleFest activities that combine science, art and imagination!
New for BubbleFest ’15: Have you ever wanted to roll around in your own giant personal bubble? This year’s BubbleFest will feature KnockerBall Bubble Play!** Kids and adults alike can roll around in life size KnockerBall bubbles!** KnockerBall Bubble Play will be in addition to standard BubbleFest Admission.

Hands-on BubbleFest activities will include:
• Bubble Science Demonstration
• Annual Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
• Edible Bubbles
• Kid-in-a-Bubble
• Liquid Nitrogen Bubbles
• Pre-School Bubbles
• Dry Ice Bubbles
• Bubbles in Sports
• Make and Take Bubble Wands
• Bubbles in Space
• Submarine Bubbles
• Bubble Crafts And MORE!

Enjoy BubbleMania show performances by “Bubble-ologist” Casey Carle. The perfect blend of comedy, art and science, BubbleMania is a show like no other! Casey Carle is a former professionally trained Ringling Bros. Clown, who was looking for something that hadn’t been done before. Over twenty five years, and thousands of shows later, Casey has traveled internationally performing with bubbles as festivals, science museums, theaters, private engagements and on television. Casey combines polished entertainment with high quality visual art and practical, easily understood science. All ages can learn how bubbles form, why they're spherical, how to make a cube bubble and the science of bubble bursting - each topic related to the physical laws of the natural world. Older audience members learn to appreciate practical applications of diverse bubbles in everyday life (soccer balls to air bags) and are actively involved in fun demonstrations of molecular bonding and surface tension. Carle has performed in front of crowds of 50 to 1,000 people, and he loves it. "My work with bubbles reminds people that there is a great deal of joy in the simple things of life. My show emphasizes relatively simple tools to do amazing manipulations, from intricate sculptures to giant floating spheres. Bubbles are an inexpensive way to simplify complicated lives, people are reminded that we don't need all this material 'stuff' to make the day interesting," he says. He doesn't consider his work as changing the whole world, but rather the outlook of those who witness his show. "I am constantly reminded that I am opening up eyes to a wonder they didn't know possible. I use lots of humor to engage the audience, which adds to the positive experience. Mostly I just have fun and then everyone else does, too."
BubbleMaina Shows will be held at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. during BubbleFest. For more info. on Casey Carle or his BubbleMania show visit, www.bubblemania.com.
Museum General Admission Ticket Rates:
$8.00 Adults
$6.50 Children (ages 3-12)
$6.50 Seniors (60+)
Free for children 2 and under.
Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

October 17….2nd Annual Grape Day
- This will be the first Grape Day visitors can see the new Tasting Room and Event Space. Patrons will also enjoy self-guided tours, art booths, local vendors, food, bounce houses for kids, the largest screen in Lubbock to watch college football games, and live music from local favorite Bo Garza and friends. Grape Day is the largest festival held at the winery. Admission is $5.00 and tickets may be purchased at the door. Entrance includes a commemorative wine glass and one complimentary glass of wine. For the second year, Llano will also host the Texas Wine Half Marathon and 5K to benefit the Southwest Parkinson Society. Registration for the half marathon is $100.00 and the 5K is $65, and both include entry into Grape Day. Llano Estacado Winery, 3.2 miles East of US 87 South on FM 1585; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

October 17....The Roundtable presents David Cummins: Watersheds of the Llano Estacado - Our luncheons are held at Hillcrest Country Club 4011 N Boston Ave, Lubbock. North on University past State Living Facility to Newcomb, left for about 4 blocks and you will come to the entrance of the Hillcrest Country Club at Boston and Newcomb. Meeting Format: People arrive about 11 a.m to start registering, pay for lunch and some socializing. Food service starts at 11:15 followed by introductions and announcements at 11:30. The speaker will start about 11:50 and be finished with the program and questions from the audience by 1 p.m. The public is invited. Lunch/attendance is .00 .. Limited menu includes beverage and dessert. There are no membership fees or dues associated with attending the functions. Any extra monies that you would like to contribute will go towards the speakers lunch and towards our Honors College Scholarship fund at Tech. Our Saturday luncheons are a great way to (1) learn more about current global/US/Texas/Lubbock issues and events, (2) meet other people in area who may become lifetime friends (3) feel more at home in Lubbock. Most wear business or business-casual attire. No RSVP is necessary. Show up whenever your schedule allows, feel free to bring a guest(s) and email this invitation to anyone you think might be interested. For more information, call Mary at 806-792-7971.

October 17….Forces of Flight - Age 10 and up, $7. Come learn about the forces and engineering necessary to get planes up in the air in this exciting workshop. Build your own 3-D glider out of simple materials and see if you have what it takes to be an aviation expert. Pre-registration by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13 was required...so check for possible availability. This event is for ages 10 and up and the cost is $7.00. For more info call 775.3049. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. I-27; 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

October 17.....Tribute to The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and The Doobie Brothers - Voted “Audience Favorite” show of 2014, The Cactus Stars are ready to bring back this powerpack of rock acts that dominated the '70s! Come experience incredible Cactus moments and hear all the hits of these iconic bands. Featuring Amber Pennington singing Stevie Nicks…you’ll think you’re hearing the real thing in concert! Come see Amber with Jason Fellers, West Garza, and Dustin Garrett & The Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine perform your favorite once again! 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 17 - 18….Slaton, Texas: 46th Annual Sausage Festival and Oktoberfest - For 46 years now, a secret-recipe German sausage has been served in Slaton at Saint Joseph Hall. Those 46 years of German sausage-making will culminate in a feast on Sunday, October 18, when the Saint Joseph Sausage Festival and Funfest is held there once again. The main menu consists of German sausage made by St Joseph parishioners, Knights of Columbus Council 2571 grilled chicken, homemade German potato salad, green beans, and homemade cakes and bread. Adult plates are $10.00 and children's plates are $6.00. Take-out plates will be available at the south side of the hall. Dinner will be served from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Funfest, Sunday, October 18th, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., will be celebrated at Saint Joseph School. The Funfest includes silent and live auctions, bingo, games, music, food, quilt show, rock wall and spider climb, country store, a mini-bazaar, and raffles for quilts, electronics, United groceries, a cedar chest, and more. Sausage (cured and vacuum sealed) will be sold by the pound at Saint Joseph Hall on Saturday, October 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Regular Sausage, $5.00/lb.; Jalapeño Sausage, $6.00/lb.; and, Habanero Sausage, $6.50/lb. All forms of payment accepted!
Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 17th, from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m.: No Dry County, Ronnie Eaton, Broken Bar V Band, Caleb Allemand and Dave Martinez will be performing. Bring a chair and an appetite! Beer and wine, soft drinks, and food will be available for purchase. $10 cover. All forms of payment accepted. Details:www.slatonsausage.com Saint Joseph Hall - 21st and Division (FM 41) Streets, Slaton.


October 18….2nd Annual Broadway and Gourmet on Ave J - This free event is a joint venture between Hub Theatre Group and Skyview's Restaurant. Come out to LHUCA's outdoor plaza and enjoy food and entertainment. The first 200 guests are guaranteed to get free appetizers and participate in voting for the People's Choice award. Local restaurants: Funky Door, North Catering Company, West Table and Crafthouse Gastropub will compete for the title. The amateur teams are from Texas Tech's Restaurant and Hotel Institutional Management program. Local food trucks will be available as well as McPherson's cellars will be providing wine tastings and selling wine by the glass. The highlight of the afternoon will be a performance of Broadway show songs from some of Lubbock's most talented performers: Travis Burge, Annie Nichols, Desiree Soto, Josh Reynolds, and Katrina Wilson. More information can be found at www.hubtheatregroup.org. LHUCA Plaza and the Charles Adams Studio Project parking lot just across the street from the Plaza from 3 – 6 p.m.

Friends of the Library Kicks Off Big Fall Sale in Wolfforth on Tuesday!

October 20 - 23….Friends of the Wolfforth Library Book Sale
– Sign up to be a Friend of the Library. Come and shop for fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, craft books, western books and much more. For more information call 806-855-4150. Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization supporting the program and services of the area. Wolfforth Library, 508 East Highway 62/82 in Wolfforth; Tuesday from 3 – 7 p.m., Wed and Thurs, from 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Empowering Women:
"Reunion Lunch" and "Lighten Up Workshop" Scheduled Next Week

October 22….Empowering Women’s Lunch Reunion
– All women are invited to a lunch with featured speaker Sandy Parker and special guest Diana Dee. Event will be held at the Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe, 3404- 34th St., 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

October 23….Lighten Up Workshop – In just a few hours learn how to get more results with less effort, increase your vitality, gain more clarity and ramp up your fun. You will leave with step by step instructions on how to reignite or discover what you truly desire and beginning steps on how to achieve it. Cost is $47.00 per person. Bring a buddy and receive 15% on both tickets. Workshop will be held at the Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe, 3404- 34th St., 1 – 5 p.m.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

October 22….20th Anniversary Building Strong Families
October 23-24…Dinner Theater Event: A Party To Murder
October 24….HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Run/Haunted Hustle 4 Miles
October 24….Heart of Lubbock Community Garden Harvest Fest
October 24….Safety City Trick or Treat Street
October 30….Procesión
October 31….Día de los Muertos

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