November 13, 2008


November 14….Lady Raider Basketball –
Lady Raiders vs. Idaho. United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Avenue; 5 p.m.

November 14…. Fourth Annual Wishing Bowl Affair - Llano Estacado Clay Guild will kick-off their fourth Wishing Bowl Affair benefitting Covenant Children’s Hospital. Llano Estacado Clay Guild potters have created more than 200 handcrafted ceramic bowls for the event, during which attendees can select a one-of-a-kind bowl and fill it with their choice of gourmet soups provided by area chefs and restaurants. The cost of the event ($25 in advance, $35 at the door) includes beverages, dessert items and the artist’s bowl is theirs to keep. In addition to the Clay Guild potter’s bowls, attendees may choose from silent auction bowls decorated by young patients at the Children’s Hospital. The Wishing Bowl Affair includes a Membership Gallery Show and live music by Amanda Shires and Rod Picott. For more information, please contact Marguerite Fallon at 806.725.1226. Louise Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Ave. K; 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

November 14….Vegas Night - Brought to you by the Lubbock downtown chapter of the American Business Club to benefit children with disabilities in the Lubbock area. Includes BBQ dinner, 2,000 value in playing chips, one ticket for additional prize drawings, blackjack, craps, Let It Ride, silent auction and cash bar. Texas Hold’em tournament. Grand Prize – $500 Southwest money and 2 nights stay at South Point Hotel in Las Vegas. Tournament begins promptly at 8 p.m. Tournament players must present 5,000 chips value to participate. Limited to first 63 players registered at the door. Raffle grand prize is a 37” flatscreen TV. Tickets are $30 each. Please call your AMBUCS member with further questions and to get tickets at 806-786-3730. American Wind Power Center, 1701 Canyon Lake Dr. (East of I-27 on E 19th St.); 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

November 14….Red Raider Basketball – Red Raiders vs Saint Francis (PA). United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave; 8 p.m.


November 14-15….Texas Tech Hockey – This weekend's home oppenent is Denver University. Tickets: General admission $8; students with Tech ID $4; kids under 6 years old FREE. Seniors, military and groups of 10 or more $5. For tickets or other info, call (806) 773-9273 or email City Bank Coliseum, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7:00 p.m.

November 14-15....How The Cactus Got Its Groove On: The "Ultimate" Cactus Reunion (Your All-Time Favorite Stars Return) - Ladies and gentlemen, this is going to be the ultimate night of '50s, '60s and '70s nostalgia...showcasing an array of the original all-time favorite Cactus stars including Steve Meader, Joe Don Davidson, Mark Paden, Donnie Allison, Junior Vasquez, Kurt Kiser, Todd, Cami, Toby, Terri and Don Caldwell, Sheena Fadeyi, Lesley Sawyer, Camille Powe, Jeff Bailey, Steve Williams, Jeff McCreight, Jason Fellers, Billy McClaran and more. Two nights only. Reserved seat tickets: $25.Call 806.762.3233 for more info. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


November 15….Bird Walk - Meet in the Garden and Arts parking lot, and then look for fall migrants on a guided Bird Walk around Clapp Park for beginners to the advanced bird enthusiasts. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair from LEAS (limited supply). Wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Ages: youth – adult. Teachers welcome. (2 hr walk) Admission is free. Sponsored by Parks and Rec and Llano Estacado Audubon Society. For more info on classes, call 806-767-3724. Garden and Arts Center, 42nd St. and University Ave; 8 a.m.- 10 a.m.

November 15…Writer’s Workshop – This workshop will be productive and fun for writers of all levels. Limited number of participants to ensure that your questions are answered and you receive the kind of help you need. Conference fee: $60.00/early registration $50. Can’t attend this workshop? Sign up for a free monthly newsletter for writers. Send an email to with “newsletter” in the subject line. For more information, call 806-495-2665 or visit Heritage House, 109 No. Avenue N, Post, TX; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

November 15….Holiday Memories Gift & Craft Fair - Bring a friend and kick off the holiday shopping season. There will be over 40 vendors ready to help you find that perfect gift. Admission is free. Monterey Church of Christ, 6111 82nd Street; noon to 4 p.m.

November 15…. Second Annual Giddy Up for Gladney Fundraiser - Giddy Up for Gladney, will bring together families and friends for an evening of country music, dinner and dancing and a silent auction. The Lubbock Gladney Family Association is a group of parents who have adopted children through the Gladney Center for Adoption in Fort Worth, Texas. This local group serves to provide a community support system for other adoptive families, as well as to provide education and outreach to the community at large. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit; Inside Four Bar K Ranch, 302 East 82nd Lubbock, Texas (1/2 mile East of the Tahoka Highway); 7 p.m.


November 16….Lady Raider Basketball –
Lady Raiders vs Washington State in a non-conference match-up. United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Avenue; 2 p.m.

Last Week's Ticket Winners....

Our winners of last week's Family Fun Paks to the Maize were Kelly W. and Gloria A. of Lubbock and Elida Z. of Wolfforth.

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

Once again, we have two (2) contests this week:

Contest #1.....In the first contest, we'll give away two (2) Family Paks for 5 to the Science Spectrum Museum and new Omni Theatre showing of "The Light Before Christmas." We're going to have a little fun with this contest by asking a trivia question. We'll put all the right answers in the hat and draw the winners randomly from those who answered the question correctly.

The question: A novel invention of two midwestern housewives, which type of Christmas light set was first marketed to the masses in 1996?

To enter this drawing, send us an e-mail with the words "Light Before Christmas" in the subject line...then provide your answer in the body of the note. 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.....In the second contest, we'll give away two (2) pairs of tickets to the Holiday Happening Market Hall Shopping good from November 20-23. Like the first contest, we have a trivia question below. We'll put all the right answers in the hat and draw the winners randomly from those who answered the question correctly.

The question: In which year did the Junior League of Lubbock debut it's annual Holiday Happening event?

To enter this drawing, send us an e-mail with the words "Holiday Happening Shopping" in the subject line...then provide your answer in the body of the note. 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

We'll let you know the answers and winners in next week's postcard.

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November 18-23; 25-26; 28-30; December 2-7; 9-14; 16- 21…..The Polar Express - This holiday season take a train ride to the North Pole. The Polar Express comes to life when trains depart the Lubbock depot for a memorable journey. As you travel through the quiet night, listen to the story of The Polar Express and meet Santa and his elves at the north pole. Then, Santa will greet each child onboard the train and give each one, their own special Christmas bell. Guests will enjoy a train ride filled with warmth and laughter and Christmas carols as they are served hot chocolate and cookies by attendants. And, children are invited to wear their own special pajamas for this wonderful event. This is a special trip that families will want to make an annual holiday tradition. Tickets: $22 adults; $14 children ages 2-12 plus sales tax.
NOTE: The following trains are already SOLD OUT:

November 22, 26, 28, 29 (6 p.m.)
December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21 (6 p.m.)
November 22, 28, 29 (8:15 p.m.)
December 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21 (8:15 p.m.) For tickets call 800-872-4661 or 541-386-3556. For more general info on the Polar Express visit Samuel Jackson, Inc.,3900 Upland Avenue; Trains run at 6 p.m. & 8:15 p.m. Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to each trains departure.

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.

November 20….Turkey Cookie Fun - Cookie crafters unite! Need a fun break before the busy holiday season begins? Enjoy a fun-filled evening of decorating turkey “place card” cookies for your Thanksgiving dinner guests and learning about a quick, easy way to send out your holiday greetings (real cards!) with the click of a mouse. Bring a friend and experience the “sweet” festivities. Reserve a spot by calling 794-6992. Cost: only $2.00 per cookie! “Gobble” up some FUN before you get in the kitchen creating your Thanksgiving meal. Every day’s a holiday- celebrate life with cookies! Lubbock Fun Club members get a SPECIAL 20% discount in November and December on all holiday (Thanksgiving and Christmas) cookie bouquet orders placed by November 21st. Visit to get ideas but call in your order to 794-6992 to receive the discount. Cookies by Design, 3310-82nd Street; 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

November 20….Heartlink Network – The Heartlink network is a relaxed dinner/networking gathering for women. This unique experience enables you to meet great women like yourself who help one another grow their businesses and strengthen their community. No membership requirement. Limited to 35 participants. $20 a person. Come linked and bring a guest for only $10, (2 for $30). All participants receive an attendance roster. Please include your business card or your name, business, email or phone # with your payment. Reservation/prepayment required to insure your spot. RSVP at Home of Andrea Rushing, 5609 95th; 7 p.m.- 9:30 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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