September 25, 2008


September 25….7th Annual Chamber Hub City BBQ Cook-off - This downtown event is open to the public and the Hogg Maulies will provide entertainment for the evening. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door for adults; $10 for students either way; and children ages 5 and under are free. “Students” include all elementary-high school age, plus college with a valid ID. For more information, please contact Mary Jane Buerkle at (806) 761-7008. Event takes place in front of the Chamber offices at Broadway and Avenue L; 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Your Link to the Invitation for Cradles2Crayons Sale Tonight!

Fun Club Members Only Shopping 9 p.m. - Midnite

Note: This is a REVISED time from the one posted last week. Only consignors of items in the sale are permitted prior to 9 p.m....THEN, at 9 p.m., Lubbock Fun Club members will be admitted if you have the printed invitation in hand (see link below to print it out!)

It's here again! The eagerly-awaited Cradles2Crayons fall event and special invitation for Lubbock Fun Club members is right here at your fingertips. To attend tonight's PREVIEW NIGHT (where the good stuff is before it's on sale to the general public) must have an invitation for entry.. CLICK HERE to print out your invitation. You must present it at the door for admittance to the sale!


September 25-27…. 4th Annual Flatland Film Festival
- A short film/video competition and film invitational. For more information and a listing of activities click here or call 806.762.8606. Firehouse Theatre at the Louise H. Underwood Center, 511 Avenue K; 7:30 p.m.

September 19-27….Panhandle South Plains Fair – Fair admission prices: adult, 13 and over $7.00, children, under 13: $2.00, parking $3.00. All coliseum concerts are free but you must have a ticket to get in. Pick up tickets from sponsoring radio station advertisers. Tickets do not include the gate charge or parking fee. From I-27 North or South, take Exit 4 East. The fairgrounds are located on the northeast corner of Broadway and US-87. The midway opens at 1 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and operates until midnight Sunday through Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday night.


September 26-27….Lubbock Music Festival - Headliners at the outdoor stage are '70s pop hitmakers KC & The Sunshine Band on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.; Texas country act Wade Bowen takes the stage on Saturday night at 8 p.m. Tickets to both shows are $15 and available at Select-A-Seat locations by calling (806) 770-2000 or clicking on All festival events take place in the Depot District, 19th Street and Buddy Holly Ave.

September 26-27…Lubbock Symphony Orchestra - “Politics and Scandal” is the opening concert of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s 2008-2009 season, “A Tribute To Lubbock.” The LSO inaugurates it’s 62nd season in a year of political election and change, playing music anchored in personal statement and social commentary. Guest artist Alisa Weilerstein playing cello. For more info and tickets call 806-762-1688 or visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 p.m.


September 27….Texas' Last Frontier Ranch Heritage Tour -
Visit historic ranches and other sites of historical interest in far West Texas! Tour participants will board air-conditioned buses in Levelland, Texas, for a tour of the Surratt, Slaughter and 07 Ranches, as well as the historic railroad towns of Bledsoe and Whiteface...major shipping points for thousands of cattle and sheep along the Santa Fe Railroad in the early part of the 20th century. You'll visit Texas' Last Frontier Museum in Morton and the Historical Museum in Whiteface and participate in a variety of events on the town square in these communities. The amazing all-day tour culminates with a barbecue dinner and live country music! The ticket price of $65 covers the full day of events, including the bus tour, lunch, evening meal, and entertainment. For more info and to obtain tickets contact Jim Hogue at (806)-229-2741 or, or John and Bette Hope at (806) 894-4062 or:

September 27….Maxey’s 1st Annual Country Fall Festival - Come and enjoy a fun filled morning of fall themed activities. Sign up and learn how to create a delicious apple pie: (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. All ages $15). Make a scarecrow and win a prize for the most creative design: (9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Adults $7, kids $5). Have fun painting pumpkins and get your face painted: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Adults and kids $5). Take a hay ride around Maxey Park: (9 a.m. – 11 a.m. All ages free). Participate in fall-themed arts and crafts activities: (9 a.m. – 11 a.m. All ages free). Create a fun fall snack for later. For more info (806) 767-3796. Maxey Community Center, 4020-30th St; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

September 27….Step Out Walk To Fight Diabetes - Walkers from across West Texas (expecting 2,000+ in attendance) will be walking up to 3.1 miles to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association. There will also be music, food, and fun. Meet at the baseball fields in Mackenzie Park, just east of 4th St. and I-27; Check-in at 8 a.m.; walk begins at 9 a.m.

September 27…. 3rd Annual Rush Elementary School Fall Festival and Car, Truck And Bike Show - Car registration starts at 8 a.m.. Entry fee for the automobiles is $20. There are over 35 different classes to enter. There will also be 135 awards given out. The Fall Festival will be going on at the same time with tons of booths for the kids, a silent auction and food court. For more information please contact Janelle Starnes at 806-535-2700 or visit Rush Elementary School, 4702 15th Street; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

September 27....Lubbock Fun Club "Family Fun Day at the Maize" - Come join us for our club's special day with activities all day long at the Maize, just east of Shallowater on FM 1294. LFC members may use the special BUY ONE/GET ONE FREE coupon. CLICK HERE!

September 27….Lubbock Music Festival: Joe Ely & Joel Guzman with Patricia Vonne - Don’t miss Lubbock legend Joe Ely and his incredible sidekick accordionist Joel Guzman, as they headline what promises to be one of Lubbock’s best concerts of the year. Opening is Austin’s Patricia Vonne, who's won the heart and soul of west Texas music lovers with her unique style and charisma. Festival Pass: $15 (Allows access to main stage concerts and all other depot festival venues). Tickets available at Select-a-Seat (806-770-2000); 8 p.m.


September 27-28.... All Breed Dog Shows, Obedience Trials & Rally Trials -
Hosted by Heart of the Plains Kennel Club, established in 1946 and a member of the American Kennel Club. Free Admission. For more information, please reference; Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

This Week's Ticket Giveaway....

Family fun we give away a FAMILY 4-PACK of tickets to the Science Spectrum. These are special COMBO tickets which get you into the museum as well as the Omnimax theater! You can choose the film you'd like to see (they rotate various titles throughout the day and week). Tickets good for use almost anytime...they don't expire until 1/31/09!

To enter the drawing send us an email with the words "SCIENCE SPECTRUM FAMILY PACK" in the subject line. E-mail your contact info (including daytime phone) to Good luck to all of you who enter!

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September 30….Golf For Kids -
Does your child want to be the next Tiger Woods? Maxey Community Center is offering a new class that will teach youth the basics of the swing, putting, driving, and more. Classes have been separated into two age groups. Youth ages 4-7 can participate 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, with the older group, ages 8-12, beginning at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays. Both groups begin on September 30 and will run for eight weeks. Cost is $25 per child, and all clubs and supplies will be provided. This is the perfect opportunity for kids to try out golf in a relaxed park setting. To register, go by Maxey Community Center. Open Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - noon and 1 - 8 p.m., Fridays 8:30 a.m. - noon and 1 - 6 p.m., as well as on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more, call 767-3796. Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street.

October 2…. Vino Festivo – Lubbock’s premier Art, Wine and Food Festival hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock. View art, participate in a live auction, giveaways, and taste an array of food presented by premier Lubbock restaurants, and wine from Caprock Winery. Tickets are limited and are now on sale: $40 single ticket / $75 couple. Sponsorships and tables are also available. For more information, please contact Jeannie Diaz @ or 742-1095. All proceeds benefit BBBS of Lubbock. If you would like to provide art pieces, donation items, giveaways or learn more how you can get involved, please contact Jeannie; Caprock Winery, U.S. Hwy. 87 and Woodrow Road, 6:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.

October 2….SOS Monthly Dinner – The Lubbock Fun Club Singles group will be getting together for a meal, fun and fellowship. All singles are encouraged to come join the fun! No reservations needed...just come and enjoy! Orlando’s Italian Restaurant, 2402 Ave. Q; 7 p.m.

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

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