October 5, 2017


October 5….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner -
Come and enjoy friends and food at Fuddrucker’s. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! Please RSVP by email to: sossingles45@yahoo.com or call Robbie (790-7578) or Jan (778-0419). Come have a great time and share a meal together! Tell a friend or bring a friend...but whatever you do, come join the fun with our group at Fuddrucker’s, 5501 Slide Rd; 6:30 p.m.

October 5….Ray Wylie Hubbard - Live in Concert
- The troubadour makes a return appearance at the Cactus Theater in what promises to be a magical night for fans of the almost mythical singer-songwriter and Texas music icon. No opener for this show - so be ready for Ray to take the stage to deliver two monster sets of his classics. Floor, first 3 rows $30; next 5 rows of floor $25; remainder of floor $20; standard balcony $20. Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or call (806) 762-3233 or order tickets online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 pm.


October 6….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art venues...plus the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout the community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. Trolleys are free and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treasure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help you navigate with ease. The trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District 6 to 9 p.m.


October 7….2017 Komen West Texas: Lubbock Race for the Cure
Activities Include:
7:30 a.m. On-Site Registration
7:45 a.m. Survivor Gathering Begins in the Banquet Hall
8:55 a.m. Opening Ceremonies at Start Line (west side of Civic Center)
9:30 a.m. Timed Runner 5K Start (at the Start Line)
9:35 a.m. 5K Fun Run/Walk Start (at the Start Line)
9:45 a.m. 1K Fun Walk Start (at the Start Line)
10:00 a.m. Expo Opens
10:30 a.m. Closing Ceremony begins (at the Start Line)
Noon Expo ClosesLubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane

October 7 ….Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market
- Looking for the best in local produce, handmade and artisan products? If the answer is YES...then visit the Downtown Farmers Market each Saturday at 19th and Buddy Holly Ave from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a taste of downtown Lubbock, and the finest in local produce, meat, dairy, cheese. baked goods and arts. The full 2017 market season will be every through October 28th from 9 a.m. until vendors sell out. For more information, visit lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com/. We look forward to seeing you every Saturday at the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market at 19th Street & Buddy Holly Ave.

October 7….Creative Learners Reading Fair - The Institute for Creative Learners has a mission of helping students learn …. Especially students that struggle to read, struggle to understand, and struggle to succeed in a traditional learning atmosphere. Creative Learners provides programs to help students learn in their own individual way and to help parents identify and intervene on their child’s behalf. The Institute for Creative Learners and the Science Spectrum will be holding the second annual Creative Learners Reading Fair. The *FREE Creative Learners Reading Fair will highlight learning difficulties in young students, and offer fun activities with along with learning issues awareness! There will be certified dyslexia therapists on hand to discuss problems, give “mini” assessments, and offer guidance on seeking solutions to suspected reading and learning problems. The Institute is providing this free day of reading, learning and dyslexia awareness to help shed a light on the problem of identifying learning disabilities and different learning styles. Best of all, the event and regular Science Spectrum Museum admission is totally *FREE to all children up to age 12. This is a great opportunity for families that may not regularly attend the Science Spectrum to try it out and see all the great family fun and learning that awaits them!

FREE Reading Fair Activities:

Mini Dyslexia Screenings
Face Painting
Story Telling
Puppet Shows
Miniature Horses
Dog Agility and Obedience Demos
Short Performances by the Lubbock Community Theatre
Activity Booths
Free Books
Meet Curious George and Raider Red!
*Children up to age 12 will be admitted *FREE to the Science Spectrum Museum from 10:00am until 2:00pm only. (*All children must be accompanied by a paying adult. Regular OMNI Theater rates apply to all individuals.) Adult Tickets into the Science Spectrum Museum: $8.00 For more info. the public may call 806-745-2525 or visit www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

October 7....The Roundtable presents: Sheriff Kelly Rowe -
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 about11:50 and be finished with the program and questions from the audience by 1 p.m. The public is invited.Lunch/attendance is fifteen dollars ($15) per person.
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 email Marie Evans at this address: mevans1398@aol.com

October 7….Pride of West Texas Show Chorus: “Facing the Music - Where did the Magic Go?”
Everyone is invited to a fun show about the dean of a prestigious music college who is trying to discover where the magic of music has gone. A cappella music from 1940 to the present is sung. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or calling 799-SING. Rock City Event Center, 5911 - 4th St; 7 pm.

October 7….Cactus Tribute to Chicago, Steely Dan & The Doobie Brothers
Make plans now to see this new Cactus favorite - honoring the timeless music of the great pop-rock supergroups CHICAGO, STEELY DAN and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS. These three groups have proved to multiple generations that their catalogs of music never goes out of style. From the complex orchestrations of Chicago to the jazz-inflected blues-rock of Steely Dan to the power-chord-driven rockin' edge of the Doobies....this show will amaze and thrill fans of all three bands. Featured vocalists on this show are Cactus favorites Jason Fellers, Steven Shedd and Amber Pennington. Our fantastic band - The Rhythm Machine - includes Tony Garcia on drums; Ross Raedeke on bass; Jacob Nalle on lead guitar; Mark Paden on acoustic and electric guitar; and Johannes Bjerregaard, keyboards and band leader. Steven Shedd will be joining on second keys for this show as well. This powerhouse band will present an amazing show...so don't miss it! Reserved floor seats $20; standard balcony $15; limited number of box seats $40 - which included concessions with ticket. Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or call (806) 762-3233 or order tickets online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 pm


October 7 - 8….Miniaturists of Lubbock 38th Annual Exhibit and SaleCome and see a display of club members' work featuring mostly dollhouses and other items. There are also vendors who sell miniatures and miniature making supplies. Drawings for door prizes hourly. Proceeds are donated to South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and Toys for Tots. Admission: $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children. Lubbock Garden & Arts Center, 4215 University Ave. Hours: Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday: 12 – 5 p.m.

October 7 - 8;
(Repeats Oct. 12-15)….The Addams Family Musical - The Addams Family directed by Heather May features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents–secrets are disclosed, relationships are tested, and the Addams family must face up to the one horrible thing they’ve managed to avoid for generations: change. “Charles Addams kooky, spooky and
altogether ooky Addams Family comes to life in this award winning musical comedy”. Musical Direction by Ian Klotzman and choreography by Tamara Smith. Check out the Facebook page and lubbockcommunitytheatre.org for more info. Firehouse Theatre at LHUCA, 511 Avenue K; 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 2 p.m


October 8….“Real Life Inspiration for Downton Abbey” A public talk by British author Jessica Fellowes - Join the Friends of the Lubbock Public Library for a literary talk with special guest Jessica Fellowes. Ms. Fellowes is the author of the official companion guide books to the hit TV show Downton Abbey, as well as the niece of the show’s creator. Visiting all the way from England, Ms. Fellowes will share background insights about the show, as well as how her family history inspired some of the show’s most memorable storylines. This is a family-friendly talk perfect for all Downton Abbey fans! General admission tickets are $5 and VIP tickets are $30; tickets will be available in August 2017. Lubbock Civic Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 3 pm.

This Week's Trivia Question.....

For this week's contest, 1 winner will receive two (2) tickets to Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s first Concert of the Season.

To win these tickets, correctly answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase "Beethoven’s No. 9” as your subject title.

The Question:
Beethoven's famous chorus for his "Ninth Symphony", the "Ode to Joy" is lyrically based upon a poem by whom?

The deadline for this contest is this Monday at noon and the winner will be contacted shortly thereafter. Please provide a daytime phone number where we may contact you if you are the winner. We'd also like to know the city/town in which you reside. Thanks!

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

October 12….Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
October 13….New Neighbors Club Luncheon
October 13….Rock 'n' Roll Revival: Nostalgic Night of ’50s/’60s
October 13-14...CATS Playhouse Presents: “The Mousetrap”
October 13 -14….LSO Presents: The Triumph
October 14....Bubblefest 2017 at Science Spectrum

October 14….Pure Country: Tribute to Haggard & Strait

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