September 13, 2007


A Chance to Get Involved in Community Service

American Red Cross Volunteer Open House - Potential volunteers and interested public are invited. Event will feature information about the local Red Cross chapter and how the citizens can get involved...from responding to local disasters to teaching lifesaving first aid and CPR. Open House takes place from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the organization's Lubbock office, 2201 19th Street. Click here for more info.

Our FEATURED Weekend Attractions


September 14 - 15....Friends of Wolfforth Library Book Sale - Friday, member preview, 10 a.m.–1 p.m; Open to the public Friday 1 - 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sale takes place at 508 E Highway 62/82, Wolfforth; phone 806-866-9280 for additional info. Friends of the Library is a non-profit organization supporting the programs and services of the area.


September 14 - 16....Lubbock Community Theater - Presentation of the musical play "Assassins". Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. Sunday matinee starts at 2 p.m. For more info click here!


September 15....The Haven Animal Care Shelter Annual Dogwalk - Annual fundraiser featuring a 1.5 mile dog walk at Higginbotham Park. Check-in and late registration begins at 9 a.m. Dogwalk begins at 10 a.m. Registration fee the day of the walk is $25 for adults, $10 for children under 12 (age 2 and under free). Pre-registration fee is $20 for adults and $10 for children. The registration form can be found at After the walk stay for an adopt-a-thon and doggie snacks (for humans and canines). All registered participants will receive a special t-shirt and dogs will receive a bandana. A raffle of all registered participants will be drawn for a framed print of 'Poker Dogs' and two doggie gift baskets. Questions? E-mail or race coordinator

September 15....Opening Weekend for The Maize! It's fun exploring and finding your way through the cornfield maize. It's a great outing for the whole family...and it's just east of Shallowater...only 10 minutes northwest of Lubbock. Enjoy taking target practice with the corn cannon...ride the cowtrain rides...hayrides...climbing the rock wall...seeing the barnyard of animals...pumpkin patches...campfires... while enjoying concessions like delicious roasted corn, barbecue, hot chocolate, and so much more! The folks at At'l-Do-Farms are great supporters of our make plans to visit and tell 'em we sent ya! Hours: Saturday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tell 'em you heard about it through the Lubbock Fun Club!

September 15....Dancing with the Stars & Stripes - A special evening of dinner, dancing and music from the Big Band era. Lubbock United Neighborhood Association will host its 2nd annual event featuring music provided by the Shinn/Turner Big Band. Cut a rug with your special someone. Tables and tickets are already available. Individual tickets are on sale for $30.00 or a table for eight can be reserved for $500. Space is limited so call now to reserve your tickets. Attire for the evening is “after five.” Reservations may be made by contacting the LUNA office at 749-5862. Tickets will not be sold at the door. 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at The Lubbock Club (14th floor of Wells Fargo Bank Building).

Are YOU Making the Most of It?

This last weekend was really something...with so many offerings...and so many tough decisions having to be made regarding the best way to take in the wide variety of choices. And, for me, let me say that the weekend produced a mixed bag of feelings in regard to some of these events. Let me explain, if you will.

There were so many events that I had a personal interest in...and yet, I felt that I couldn't fully participate in each and every one like I'd really like to do. But, with that said, I did manage to attend a good deal of what was available. My participation included the following: two days of varied events all day long at the National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration (where Lubbock Fun Club had a booth and I volunteer on the advisory board, as well); several gallery visits along the First Friday Art Trail; attending Chris Oglesby's book signing and concert at the Tornado Gallery (subsequently moved next door to the Cactus Theater where it rocked 'til 2 a.m. no less!); attending the Stubb's Statue Concert on east Broadway on Saturday afternoon...the list goes on. Regrettably, I simply couldn't make it to the varied music offered at the Buddy Holly Center, the balloon festival in Wolfforth, the Garden and Arts festival in Lubbock or the Apple Butter Festival in Idalou. With the booth commitment at the symposium (and the logistical strategies involved) it made the most sense for me to concentrate on the events being staged in the downtown area...and believe me...I took in all that was possible.

But I have to ask: Wiith all the options available...why were there so many "missing persons" at these specific events I mentioned? I must say that I was in hog heaven taking in the wide variety...yet I was left scratching my head at the available seats in the Cactus after the truly amazing "all star concert" was simply moved inside from directly next door due to a few rainclouds overhead. In a theater that holds a mere 380 or so...there were WAY too many seats left untaken for such a musical powerhouse. The same feeling came over me at the nightly concerts at the Civic Center theater during the fantastic variety shows offered by the Cowboy Symposium. The talent is absolutely question about it. In a city of a quarter-million's hard to believe that both of these specific venues weren't busting at the seams with standing room only crowds. But, sadly, that wasn't the case...and it felt strange and bittersweet to me. Here I was... taking in every possible event...savoring each moment for the special relevance it held...yet feeling downright sad that our populace couldn't (or wouldn't) turn out en masse for these contrasting events. Yes, I know there were some rainclouds looming on Friday night...and Saturday night offered Texas Tech's first home football game of the's true. Choices have to be made, no doubt...but I simply have to say that some incredible opportunities were missed...from my vantage point...and I'd like to encourage EVERYONE who reads this postcard to GET OUT THERE and experience the things you have an interest in...or think you might...if you just took the time to explore a bit. I can't help but feel that some folks were deterred by the rain on Friday night...which just amazes me, if that's the case. We, as hearty West Texans, should all know that a little rain makes things grow..."not fade away."

The bottom line is that there are audiences for most any type of offering one can name...but the key ingredients to successful events are INFORMATION and PARTICIPATION. Certainly, the Lubbock Fun Club is designed to gather and deliver the information...which we strive to do each and every a fashion that is timely and supportive of the producers and promoters of these area events. We simply want you....our readers and know that we care about our community and the events that drive the "fun side" of life on the South Plains!

I hope you agree with me...that getting out and appreciating what we have right before us is so vital. Supporting the organizers and performers who literally make the entertainment and enjoyment their key to everything "working." Folks, that's the way I see it...and I hope you support my desire to bring some attention to the fact that, while events may overlap...or rainclouds may gather (hey, that's part of the fun of it!)....simply being part of the action is what it's really all about....don't you agree? Please make the effort to support the events we showcase...and the advertisers who help us bring this special knowledge to you. Above all, let's be positive...and supportive of all there is to see and do here...because it's a community thing!


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Announcing Our Weekly Maize Contest!

From now through the third week of November, we will give away one (1) Family Fun Pack each week to a lucky member of the Lubbock Fun Club. Included in the fun pack is: Admission for 5, hayride for 5, 15 shots at Corn Cannon, Cow Train ride for 5 and a real pumpkin! To enter, simply send us an e-mail with the words MAIZE CONTEST in the subject line to be entered in the random weekly drawing. It's quick and easy to enter for the weekly drawing! Just send your email to us here at

This week's first winner of the Family Fun Pack is Michael S. We drew his name from the entries submitted at our booth at last weekend's National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration. Congratulations, Michael!


September 21 - 22....2007 Lubbock Music Festival - Headline music acts include classic rockers Three Dog Night and Texas country band Cross Canadian Ragweed; Depot District

September 27....Empowering Women Luncheon - Featured speaker: Sarah Lamar; Topic: “Under Construction”

September 29....Texas' Last Frontier Ranch Heritage Tour - Bus tour of historic ranches and other sites of historical interest in West Texas.
A limited number of tickets still available. See the extended Calendar on our website for tour details and contact information. A rare opportunity for area history buffs!

September 30....Singles Potluck Picnic - All Lubbock area singles are invited. Begins at 5:00 p.m.; 88th & Flint at the picnic pavilion in N.B. McCullough Park.

Many more UPCOMING FUN THINGS TO DO are listed on our website...even further out than the weekly postcard. Click here to go to our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for more information on these activites and MORE>>

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