October 23, 2008


October 23-25....Celebrity Attractions presents: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" -
In this Tony Award-winning new musical comedy, six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grow-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. This tuneful, offbeat and at times heartwarming show offers audience members the opportunity (strictly voluntary) to become part of the action as on-stage spellers. For tickets call (800) 784-9494. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions, 7:30 p.m. plus a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.


October 24-25….Texas Tech Hockey –
This weekend's home oppenent is Lindenwood. Tickets: General admission $8; students with Tech ID $4; kids under 6 years old FREE. Seniors, military and groups of 10 or more $5. Call (806) 773-9273 for more info. City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7:00 p.m.

October 24-25....British Invasion: A Tribute to The Beatles & The Rolling Stones - There’s no doubt that The Beatles and the Stones changed the culture of the entire world with their uncompromising art throughout the '60s and beyond. The all-star Cactus cast will escort you through a wonderful nostalgic journey as they capture the essence of the two most creative bands of our time. From "I Want To Hold Your Hand" to "Sergeant Pepper" and from "Satisfaction" to "You Can’t Always Get What You Want". The Cactus stars Owen Franklin, Jason Fellers, Jeff McCreight and Brandon Gwinn along with the incredible Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine will re-create the same kind of magic you felt when you first heard the songs of these legendary bands. Reserved seat tickets $25 & $20. Call 806.762.3233 for more information. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

October 24, 25….Garza Theatre production of “Agatha Christie Made Me Do It” -
A hilarious murder mystery comedy directed by Christy Morris that has more twists and turns than a narrow mountain road in the Swiss Alps. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for students, and $8 for kids 12 and under. Reservations can be made by calling the box office at 495-4005 or online at GarzaTheatre.com. Garza Theatre, Post, TX (35 miles southeast of Lubbock on Hwy. 84); 8 p.m.

October 24-25….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra’s production of “Two Beauties and the Beast” –
Experience the elegant beauty of the rococo classical style of Schubert and Mozart juxtaposed to the birth of romanticism as expressed in Beethoven’s “Eroica.” This concert is filled with musical craft at its finest with the graceful melodies of Schubert, the whimsical virtuosity or Mozart, and the passionate fervor and drama of Beethoven, the beast, in what he himself called his favorite symphony. Featuring Christopher Smith on horn. For more information and tickets call 806-762-1688 or visit www.lubbocksymphony.org. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 p.m.

October 24-25….Hub Theatre Group’s production of “Night Mother”
- Marsha Norman's Pulitzer-Prize winning play stars the amazing and talented duo of Jane Prince Jones and Paula Chanda with direction by Bob Chanda. Reserved tickets are $15 adults and $5 for students with an ID. Tickets can be purchased by calling 577-7441 or 795-7344. Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Ave. K; 8 p.m.


October 25…. American Heart Association START Heart Walk - The purpose of the Start Heart Walk is to raise money for research to prevent the #1 killer of all Americans, heart disease and the #3 killer- stroke. For every $1 raised, $2 comes back to the TTUHSC for research. Every 30 seconds someone dies from a heart attack or stroke. Join the American Heart Association in raising awareness that heart disease is preventable and treatable. There is a one mile route and a three mile route, plus free screenings and family activities. For more info, call the American Heart Association at 748-2500 or see www.heartwalk.kintera.org/lubbock tx. No fee to participate. Frazier Pavillion, Texas Tech University; 9 a.m.

October 25….Pun'kin Carving Contest - Come carve your way to fame! Everyone will have a set limit to carve the best pun'kin in the patch! Pun'kins and basic carving supplies will be provided, however you may bring your own tools as well. No artificial or pre-carved pumpkins will be accepted. Prizes awarded. So come on down and have a haunting good time. Please note: To insure enough supplies for those choosing to participate, pre-registration is required. To participate, please call 767-3706 or e-mail aperkins@mylubbock.us. Entry fee is $5/person or team and all ages are welcome. The Lubbock Fun Club will be there to judge the entries...so stop by and say "Hi!" Also....save $1 off the admission price by mentioning that you read about the event on this postcard! Hodges Community Center, 4011 University. Event takes place from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

October 25….Disney Princess Cookie Party - Princesses of all ages are invited to dress in your crowns, heels and gowns or your favorite royal attire and have your picture made with a Disney princess! You will also get to decorate your own crown cookie and are encouraged to enter a drawing for one of our six new Disney Princess cookie bouquets. Cost is $10 for the cookie and the picture. Reservations are required so please call 794-6992 to RSVP by Wednesday October 22. Come join the royal "ball" and make a "sweet", fun, memory together! Cookies By Design, 3310-82nd; 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Offered as three individual 1-hour sessions).

October 25….Free Pet Wellness Exam - Above and Beyond Pet Care Hospital will be participating in National Pet Wellness Month by providing one free wellness exam per household for a family pet. National Pet Wellness Month is a campaign sponsored by Ft. Dodge Animal Health. Please call 792-7297 if you need more information. The veterinary exams will be provided by Dr. J and Dr. Oden. Exams will be held at Above and Beyond Pet Care Hospital, 3410 98th St. Suite 7; 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.


October 26….University Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert - Tickets available at Select-A-Seat. Texas Tech Hemmle Recital Hall, 18th Street and Boston Avenue; 3 p.m.


October 27....Girls Night Out -
Kyle Hind, Owen Franklin, Brandon Gwinn and Engelo Charles are here to put a sparkle in your eye, a grin on your face and an extra beat in your heart. These talented men are guaranteed to bring a night of fun for everyone! This is the "place to be" to shake off those Monday blues, party with girlfriends, enjoy complimentary wine and cheese, and even have a good chance at winning door prizes. Reserved seat tickets $20. Call 806.762.3233 for more information. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

Last Week's Ticket Winners....

Our winner of last week's giveaway of "Spelling Bee" theater tickets was Katy N. The "Night Mother" tickets winner was Len M.

This Week's Ticket Giveaway(s)....

Can you believe it??? For a third straight week, we have two (2) giveaway contests for our readers!

Contest #1.....We have a PAIR of tickets for this Saturday night's performance by the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra! The theme of the evening is "Two Beauties and the Beast." To enter this drawing, send us an e-mail with the word "Beauties" in the subject line. Our deadline will be Friday (tomorrow!) at noon...so that we have time to notify the winner. To enter this ticket giveaway, please e-mail your contact info (including daytime phone, please) to us here at

Contest #2.....In conjunction with the "Pun'kin Carving Contest" to be held at Hodges Community Center (4011 University) on Saturday, we will have a special "goody pak" to give away. The winner will receive a VIP package that includes a pumpkin (winner will get first choice), a special carving set and a Halloween goody bag. To enter this drawing, send us an e-mail with the word "Pun'kin Contest" in the subject line. Our deadline will be Friday (tomorrow!) at noon...so that we have time to notify the lucky recipient. Note: Winner will need to pick up the "goody pak" at the carving contest on Saturday...so please be prepared to be at the event at Hodges Community Center. To enter this "goody pak" giveaway, please e-mail your contact info (including daytime phone, please) to us here at

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October 30….Heart Link Network Launch
– A women’s networking group that is new to Lubbock. Come and enjoy a relaxed and wonderful way to network and meet incredible women within the Lubbock community. The Heart Link Network will be featured in upcoming issue of O Magazine. Only one person per industry allowed to attend each monthly event. To register for the October meeting please go to www.theheartlinknetwork.com and find the Lubbock location (here you will find all the information that you will need). Your payment for the event is your confirmed registration. Please remember the event is first-come/first-serve and they will be able to accommodate around 25 women; Location is listed on their website (see above); 7 p.m.

October 31….Christmas Brunch and Shopping Bazaar -
Come jump start your holiday gift buying from among the very special and unique offerings by dozens of artists and craftsmen. As you “shop ‘til you drop” without the usual holiday hassle, you also can enjoy a delicious assortment of the club’s special Christmas culinary treats. This project is open to everyone, so please invite friends, neighbors and family members to join you for this enjoyable festival on Broadway. Admission is $10 and reservations are due by Thursday, October 30 by noon. RSVP by calling 763-6448 or email: reservations@lubbockwomensclub.com. Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

October 31…. 2nd Annual Family Fun Fest - This free community-wide event hosted by FBC Lubbock and Breedlove Foods, Inc., a non-profit hunger relief organization. will provide a fun, safe and wholesome environment for families to come to on Halloween night. There will be inflatable games, trunk or treat, music, door prizes, classic cars, lots of photo opportunities, great coupons from local businesses and more. Bring your crew to Family Fun Fest '08! There will be something for every member of your family to enjoy! For more information, go to www.breedlove.org or www.fbclubbock.com . Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 6:30 p.m. – 9 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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