July 27, 2006

Of course we are all going to be at the Family Fun Festival this Saturday ... but the first 100 people will begin auditioning to be the Lubbock person who will automatically be auditioned in San Antonio before a real American Idol producer! If you know anyone who is a singer that meets American Idol's requirements, tell them about it! Sorry ... but we cannot reply to emails about this. For more information, call Ramar Communications at 745-3434.

Family Fun Festival is THIS SATURDAY, July 29!
Don't miss it.

This Saturday is THE place for fun for families and people of all ages to be in Lubbock! Here a few of the highlights ... and a tip or two:
• This year, when you pay you get a wristband so you can come in and out all day as needed.
• Those babies in the Diaper Derby! are fun, fun, fun to watch.
• American Idol auditions will continue to go on inside the festival.
• There's tons of excitement going on from Kid's Pageant, to Fashion Show, to ArtZone, to Magic Show and since it's one day only ... it's nonstop.

• Please visit all the booths as you walk around. They provide funding for the event.
• If you want to register your vote for the Beautiful Baby Photo Contest winners, come early! Winners will be determined by the popular vote of festival goers the morning of the event. There will be 12 finalists in all four categories and all finalists will be recognized on stage at 11:00 a.m. by their category and their photos taken. Winners will also be announced on the stage at that time.

The got milk? Great American Weight Loss Challenge is at South Plains Mall on Friday afternoon! The got milk? challenge is traveling to 75 cities nationwide and they will be at our South Plains Mall on Friday, July 28, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.to celebrate the success locals have seen when they’ve taken a realistic approach to weight loss that includes reducing their calories, exercising and adding 24 ounces of milk to their diet each day.
• Pose for a Milk Mustache photo souvenir
• Receive a free health assessment, including a body mass index reading
• Meet former Challenge participants and hear their success stories and secrets
• Speak with a local registered dietitian about effective and realistic strategies
• Get exercise tips from Curves fitness experts
• Sample low fat and fat free milk from local dairies
• One lucky Area Resident, of Lubbock will be randomly selected to win a makeover package that includes a $100 gift certificate, a one-year subscription to Shape magazine and a three-month Curves membership.

CLICK HERE for more events of this weekend! Look up the event BY DATE and call for specifics. Events are always subject to change. More details about these events listed above can be found on the Calendar of Events. Plus there are many more upcoming FUN THINGS TO DO as well.
Click here to see what else you might be interested in doing.>>>

July 28 - The got milk? Great American Weight Loss Challenge is coming to South Plains Mall from 3 to 6 pm - see article above.

July 29 - Family Fun Festival at the Lubbock Civic Center.
Click here for more information and schedule.

Click here to register for Kids' Pageant.
Click here to register your baby for Beautiful Baby Online Photo Contest.
Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Come early, get a wrist band, and come and go all day!

July 29 - "Day of the Cowboy" Ranch Dance. The Ranching Heritage Association presents Lanny Fiel and the Ranch Dance Fiddle Band for the only Ranch Dance this summer commemorating the music and dances of the cowboy. National Ranching Heritage Center - Pitchfork Pavilion - 3121 4th St, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Cost: Admission $5 per person, 6 and under free

July 29 – Lubbock Model Railroad Association Annual Playday – Come and enjoy model trains running and great fellowship. Most scales of trains will be there. A layout for kids to experience the fun of running trains will be included. (NOTE: change of location: They were originally scheduled to be at Highland Baptist Church Activity Center ... but they are now going to be located at the same place as the Family Fun Festival!)

July 29-Pre-School Parent Fair. Come check out local day-care facilities around Lubbock to see which one is right for your child. Maxey Center.

Bring a buck for an "art spinner"!
The first 300 folks who bring a buck to the FauxReal Art booth on Saturday to the Fun Festival, get a real "art spinner" for hours of old fashioned fun! Great for kids of all ages (even grownups), these spinners are original art handmade by some of the people at our workshop where "art is fun for real people." Look for the FauxReal booth at the Fun Festival on Saturday. We will also be announcing our "ARTY PARTIES" where people of all ages can come, enjoy an activity, and have fun together!

Traffic lights changed downtown starting today!
Seven (7) traffic signals are scheduled for removal in downtown Lubbock at Main and these intersecting streets: Buddy Holly, Texas, Ave K, Ave L, and Ave M. Also 13th & K and 13th and L traffic signals will also be removed. All the locations on Main Street are scheduled to be replaced with all-way stops. The 13th Street locations will have 2-way stops with 13th Street being the stopped directions. All of this takes affect today, July 27.

Many more UPCOMING FUN THINGS TO DO are listed on our CALENDAR OF EVENTS even further out than the weekly postcard. Click here to see what other things are happening>>>

August 2 - Circle Track & Drag Racing practice day, Buffalo Springs Lake, 6pm

August 3, Thursday, 6:00 pm - WILD WEST MOVIE SERIES: STAGECOACH at Museum of TTU, 4th Street and Indiana Avenue

August 3 - Sunny Helms, Summer Showcase Concert Series, Buddy Holly Center Courtyard, 5:30pm FREE

August 4 - First Friday Art Trail - Over 15 art venues showcase fabulous works of art, much of which is created locally. Hours at most venues are from 6-9 pm. Free to the public.

August 4, 5 - David Guidice presents A Tribute to the Music of Frank Sinatra, Cactus Theater, 8pm

August 4 – 6 - Tax Free Shopping Weekend! Save the tax on most clothing items under $100!

August 4, 5, 6 - Old Mill Trade Days weekend of shopping and fun in Post.

August 5 - Magic 93.7 End of Summer Concert at Buffalo Springs Lake.

August 6 - Make A Wish Fajita Fest. 4BarK. 785-9474.

August 6, 13, 20 - Bring lawn chairs and enjoy a series of Sunday evening Carillon concerts located in the west tower of the administration building at the center of the Texas Tech campus.

August 10, 11, 12 - "Oklahoma", Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, Wells Fargo Amphitheater in Mackenzie Park

August 13 - K9 SplashFest - Come swim with your dog at Clapp Park!

August 26 - Margaritaville, TX - beach party with Jimmy Buffett tribute band!
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Let's live it up!
"The FUN Lady"

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