October 30, 2008


October 30….Slime Time Fall Festival –
Come out, bring the family and enjoy 25 booths of fun, food and "slime." Due to nature of the games, no costumes please. For more information, contact Victory Life Baptist Church at (806) 698-6553. Founder’s Park inside Vintage Township, 11410 Trafalgar, 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

October 30….Seniors' Monster Mash Dance - Seniors, bring your sweetheart and friends to the annual Monster Mash Dance and enjoy treats, a costume contest and then dance the night away to live music by the West Texas Express. Cost is $4.00 per person. Call 767-2710 for more info. Lubbock Senior Center, 2001 19th Street; 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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 meet incredible women within the community. Only one person per industry allowed to attend each monthly event. To register for the October meeting, go to www.theheartlinknetwork.com and find the Lubbock location (here you will find all the info that you'll need). Your payment 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.

FRIDAY ONLY - Halloween

October 31….Ladies' 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. Not only are your favorite merchants returning, but also there will be new booths to enhance your choices for holiday gifts. 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….Savant Photography Halloween Safe Treat Portrait Day
– Come by for a safe treat. Not only will there be treats for all ghosts and goblins; there will also be complimentary portrait sessions to anyone in costume! Trick-or-Treaters of all ages are welcome with or without an appointment. For sessions after 5 p.m. appointments must be booked. Portraits will be available onsite to purchase. To schedule an appointment or find out more, please call 806.239.3227. Savant Photography, 2726 80th St; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

October 31….Second Annual Heritage Halloween – Enjoy trick-or-treating at the historic structures, enjoy hayrides, pioneer crafts, and much more. Admission is free. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th Street; 4 p.m.- 7 p.m.

October 31….Spooky Science Carnival - One of Lubbock’s largest annual Halloween events is back again for another exciting year of family friendly “spooky, not scary” fun. This year’s event features an all new act that promises to have carnival goers “creeped-out”, laughing hysterically, and magically mesmerized all in one show! Master snake handler and illusionist Daryl Sprout of Snake Encounters from Dallas is bringing his amazing collection of “trained” snakes and other creepy critters to star in this one-of-a-kind Spooky Snakes and Magic Show. This event is great for families and kids of all ages looking for a safe Halloween alternative and a fun, educational party...all rolled into one. This year’s carnival will once again include; free trick-or-treating, family and kids costume contests, carnival style games with guaranteed prizes, Mad Scientist Show, spooky science lab experiments, a “spooky not scary” haunted house (geared for ages 12 and under), Spooky Snakes and Magic Show, spooky science crafts...and visitors can tour the entire Science Spectrum Museum.
Schedule for Spooky Science Carnival:
5 p.m. - Carnival, Games and Museum open to the public.

5:30 p.m. – Mad Scientist Show
6 p.m. – Spooky Snakes & Magic Show
6:30 p.m. – Mad Scientist Show (repeat)
7 p.m. – Family & Kids Costume Contests
7:30 p.m. – Mad Scientist Show (repeat)
8 p.m. – Spooky Snakes & Magic Show (repeat)
8:30 p.m. – Mad Scientist Show (repeat)
9 p.m. – Carnival ends.
Once again this year, families that bring two cans of food per person to benefit the South Plains Food Bank will receive $1.00 off their carnival admission. Admission to the Spooky Science Carnival is included with a regular museum ticket of $7.50 for adults and $6.00 for kids (ages 3 to 12) and seniors (ages 60+). The Spooky Science Carnival is recommended for families with children up to age 14. No scary costumes please! For more info call 806-745-2525 or visit www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.

October 31…. Wild West Fall Fest - Fun for the family, with lots of indoor games, candy, and a costume contest (no scary costumes, please). There will be a Preschool Land for the little ones, plus inflatable jousting, obstacle course and giant slide for grade school children. Concession foods include hot dogs, Frito pies, nachos and more. Admission is free. For more information: www.iabc.org or call 797-9704. Indiana Avenue Baptist Church, 98th & Indiana; 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

October 31….Haunted House - Prepared to be scared as Rawlings Community Center presents their 4th annual Haunted House. Three cans of food or $3 per person will get you in, but how you get out is to be seen! All canned items will benefit the South Plains Food Bank. Kids of all ages from ages 5 to adult will love this scary event. For more information on this house of horrors, call 767-2704. Rawlings Community Center, 40th Street and Avenue B next to Harwell Elementary; 6 p.m.- 11 p.m.

October 31….Halloween Public Skate - $5 for admission $2 for skate rental. Free skate rental if in a costume. There will also be a costume contest. Public Skate Schedule: Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights 7 p.m.- 10 p.m. when Tech hockey does not play. Skate School is now enrolling for lessons in skating, hockey and figure skating. For more information visit www.lubbockICE.com. City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

October 31....A Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons - The musical "Jersey Boys", featuring the life and music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, has taken America by storm. Features the Cactus favorites Jeff Bailey, Jason Fellers, Brandon Gwinn, and Billy McClaran with their renditions of The Four Seasons' hit music. From the early hits of the '60s, like "Big Girls Don’t Cry", "Walk Like A Man" and "Rag Doll"...to the Valli hits of the '70s, "Can’t Take My Eyes Off You", "My Eyes Adored You" and "Grease", you’ll hear two hours of fabulous harmonies and solo performances. Reserved seat tickets: $20 & $25.Call 806.762.3233 for more information. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

0ctober 31…."Joseph the Carpenter” – Opening of Ragtown Gospel Theater’s next production which will be shown for a limited time. The Booth Brothers, the #1 Gospel singing group in America will be performing on opening night of "Joseph". This concert will sell out, so individuals and groups are encouraged to get tickets early. Call 1-877-RAGTOWN (724-8696) for more information and tickets. Ragtown Gospel Theater, Post, TX; Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinee, 3 p.m. (1st Sunday of every month).

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.


October 31- November 1….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. with a 2:30 matinee on Sunday on Nov. 9.


November 1....Big XII College Football: Texas Tech vs. University of Texas. The undefeated (8-0) and #7 ranked Red Raiders will clash with the undefeated and #1 ranked Longhorns in the biggest game ever played in the Hub City. This game is SOLD OUT. Jones AT&T Stadium. 7 p.m. Note: This "clash of the titans" will be nationally televised on the ABC TV network (channel 28 locally; cable channel 8).


November 2....The Vocal Students of Terri Caldwell Music In Concert -
The vocal students of Terri Caldwell Music will amaze you with their performances. Terri’s mentor program is an unparalleled trend-setting educational concept. Take this opportunity to be a part of supporting young talented performers as they begin to develop their abilities. Concessions will be available. Admission: free. Students of Terri Caldwell ~ 2 p.m., Students of Julie Arriaga ~ 5 p.m.Call 806.762.3233 for more info. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.

November 2….First United Methodist Church Vesper Concert Series - Presenting Cantus, the world renowned a capella men’s voice ensemble. Admission is free (this event is generously underwritten by the FUMC Friends of Music). Childcare is provided. The concert is followed by a reception where audience can meet the performers. Music includes classical, spiritual and folk-songs. Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, 1411 Broadway (entrance at 13th and N); 5 p.m.

Last Week's Ticket Winners....

Our winner of last week's giveaway of the LSO production of "Two Beauties and a Beast" was Alicia F. and the winner of the Pun'kin carving contest was Charla C.

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

We're on a roll....two more contests!

Contest #1.....We have 2 tickets to the Garza Theatre's production of "Agatha Christie Made Me Do It" on November 8th. To enter this drawing, send us an e-mail with the words "Mystery Tickets" in the subject line. Our deadline will be this Sunday night at midnight. To enter this giveaway, please e-mail your contact info (including daytime phone, please) to us here at

Contest #2.....We also have 2 more Family Fun Paks to the Maize. To enter this drawing, send us an e-mail with the words "More A-Maizing" in the subject line. Our deadline will be this Sunday night at midnight. To enter this giveaway, please e-mail your contact info (including daytime phone, please) to us here at

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November 6….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! Order and pay at counter. Meet at River Smith's (Delwin Jones Room), 406 Avenue Q; Come early at 6:30 p.m. for social time and dinner at 7 p.m.

November 7....Gary Morris Presents The Greatest Traditional, Inspirational & Spiritual Songs of All-Time - The Cactus is proud to welcome back American music icon Gary Morris to our stage! The combination of Gary’s beautiful voice and these legendary songs promises a wonderful evening at the Cactus! Gary has stolen the Broadway stage in productions of "La Boheme" and "Les Miseables." Reserved Seat Tickets: $30 & $35. Call 806.762.3233 for more information. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

November 19-23….Holiday Happening “Winter Wishes” – This annual event sponsored by Junior League of Lubbock will begin with a sneak peak and preferred shopping for Junior League sustainers at 5 p.m. Ladies' Day on Thursday will feature the return of the style show Wishing for Glitz and Glitter. A new ticket options for Ladies’ Day is a $25 ticket that will get you in for preferred shopping, pastries and coffee provided by Starbucks, and the style show. The $40 ticket will include everything plus a fabulous lunch catered by Stella’s following the style show. There is limited seating for the lunch option, so get your tickets early. On Friday join Ray Bonner, the Outdoor Chef, who will be on hand to teach everyone the tricks of the trade for grilling. “Fire and Ice” also will include a silent auction, benefit drawing, cash bar and dinner. On Saturday it's time to welcome Santa back to Lubbock and spend time with Mrs. Claus for a special story and breakfast. For more information and tickets Call: 806.445.9637. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.

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