November 20, 2008


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 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). Participants receive an attendance roster. Please include your business card or your name, business, email or phone number 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.


November 20-23….Holiday Happening “Winter Wishes” – This annual event sponsored by Junior League of Lubbock will begin with 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 21-22….Texas Tech Hockey – This weekend's home oppenent is UNLV. 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.

November 21 - 22....A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac - This Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame group rocked the '70s and '80s. The magic of this soulful, satisfying, hard driving band and the inspiring Stevie Nicks vocals is unparalleled in smash hits from 1975 to 1990. The Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine and vocalists Caitlann Wiley, Jason Fellers and Owen Franklin will recreate Fleetwood’s music in its authenticity. Reserved seat tickets: $20 & $25. Call 806.762.3233 for more information. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


November 22….Volunteer Opportunity for Our Troops - Join local churches, businesses and volunteer organizations which are working together right now to send 2,500 Christmas stockings to show our appreciation during the holiday season for the sacrifice our troops are making. The stockings will be shipped to the members of the US Air Force 8th Fighter Wing, stationed at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea. This project, led by Westminster Presbyterian Church and supported by the City of Lubbock, the Volunteer Center and dozens of area businesses needs volunteers and donations to fill and mail these stockings. Here’s what you can do to help:

Volunteer on Nov. 22: Starting at 9 a.m. help is needed at Westminster Presbyterian Church to stuff stockings. Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to help.

Donate: The plan is to fill each stocking with candy; small toys; small, non-liquid toiletries; CDs and cassettes. Unused Christmas cards are also needed; donors can also write an encouraging message if they like.

Sponsor the shipment of one or more boxes of stockings: Five hundred boxes will be shipped at $10.95 per box. Tax-deductible donations can be made to “Westminster Presbyterian Church.” Write “stockings” on the memo line and a receipt will be mailed in January.

Add promotional items which have “Lubbock” written on them: Small items, such as key chains, pens and pencils are requested.

To volunteer, call: 747-0551. To donate, call: 799-3661. Press contact: Dona Nussbaum at (cell) 441-3558 or (home) 783-0463


November 23…. Greyhound Meet and Greet -
Dogs available for adoption will be on hand as well as Greyhounds that live with families in the Lubbock area. Call Linda at 806-787-8530 or visit PetSmart West, 6046 Brownfield Highway; 1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Sponsor Spotlight:
Santa Claus Officially Arrives at South Plains Mall On Saturday!

November 22 ….Santa Claus Officially Arrives at South Plains Mall -
Arriving on a horse drawn carriage, Santa will stop at the east main
entrance of the mall. Santa Claus will then parade to Grand Court where refreshments will be served. Children attending the Grand Arrival will receive a special holiday gift. Santa will then be available daily during mall hours until Christmas Eve. Keepsake photo packages are available, and all children visiting Santa will receive a free holiday gift. You are invited at 12:00 noon to kick off the holiday season and welcome Santa to the Hub City. For more info and mall hours, visit or contact Beth Bridges at (806) 792-4654.

Along with Santa, South Plains Mall will have several special events during the holidays, including the following:

Day-After-Thanksgiving November 28th, or Black Friday, will start early with the mall opening at 6 a.m. From 7 a.m. – 8 a.m. in the Food Aisle, guests may register for a chance to win a $500 or $250 shopping spree. The shopping sprees will be given away at 8 a.m. to several lucky early shoppers.

Toys for Tots will host a collection site at the Grand Christmas Tree in Grand Court from November 28th – December 16th.

The Salvation Army Angel Tree will be located near Crossroads Court, at Gymboree, through December 16th. Adopt an angel and help a child in need this holiday season.

Last Week's Ticket Winners....

Our winners of last week's Family Paks for 5 to the Science Spectrum Museum and new Omni Theatre showing of "The Light Before Christmas" were Esmeralda V. and Amber K. The answer to the trivia question we asked was: Icicle lights were invented by two midwestern housewives and marketed for the first time to the masses in 1996.

Our 2 winners to the Holiday Happening Market Hall Shopping were Christy B. and Kema S. The answer to the trivia question we asked was: The Junior League of Lubbock debuted its annual Holiday Happening event in 1979.

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 four (4) Family Paks for 5 to the Maize. Keep in mind that it closes for the 2008 season next if you win, you can go this weekend or next. We had good response from the trivia question last we'll do it again. We'll put all the right answers in the hat and draw the winners randomly from those who answered the question correctly.

The question: Which rock star had a major solo hit in the 1970s entitled "Maybe I'm Amazed" ???

To enter this drawing, send us an e-mail with the words "One Last Maize Contest" in the subject line...then provide your answer in the body of the note. Because there are only two more weekends to use the tickets, our deadline will be TOMORROW (Friday 11/21) at NOON. 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) Family 5- Paks of special "combo" tickets (good for entrance to the museum AND movie of your choice) at the Science Spectrum and Omni Theater. 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: Which local woman was the driving force behind the creation of the Science Spectrum ???

To enter this drawing, send us an e-mail with the words "Blind Me With Science" 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.

Sponsor Spotlight:
Abuelo's Game Day Watch Party Announced for This Saturday!

Abuelo’s Mexican Food Embassy will help fans kick-off the Texas Tech/Oklahoma game this Saturday with a special Game Day Watch Party. Abuelo’s, located at 4401 82nd Street, is set for the big event this Saturday, November 22, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Abuelo’s will have large screen televisions set up inside the restaurant, so all attendees can find the “best seat in the house” to view the game between the Red Raiders and Sooners. Guests who attend Abuelo’s Watch Party will get more than just a great game and great food. To add to the fun during the game, each table will receive a complimentary Queso Diablo appetizer, a rich, spicy combination of traditional Mexican cheeses and chili. Additionally, a number of drink specials will be offered during the event. Abuelo’s, located at 4401 82nd Street; 6 p.m.- 11 p.m.

For more info about the Game Day Watch Party, call 794-1762.

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November 28....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. This ttribute features 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 60’s, like "Big Girls Don’t Cry", "Walk Like A Man", and "Rag Doll" to the Valli hits of the 70’s, "Can’t Take My Eyes Off You", "My Eyes Adored You" and "Grease"’ll hear two hours of fabulous harmonies and solo performances. Reserved seat tickets: $20 & $25.Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

December 5….50th Annual Carol of Lights - This event is one of Texas Tech’s biggest and longest standing traditions. This year’s theme will be “50 Years of Shining Bright.” The event starts off with the Texas Tech University Combined Choirs performing selections of classic holiday songs at the Science Quadrangle at 6:30 p.m. When the lighting ceremony commences at 7 p.m., students as well as those who came for the show stand in awe as over 25,000 red, white, and orange lights illuminate the 13 buildings surrounding Memorial Circle. The Memorial Circle and Science Quad on the Texas Tech Campus; 6:30 p.m.

December 5-7, 12-14….Lubbock Community Theatre’s Production of "The Little Princess" - Like the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Shirley Temple film, the play tells the story of a privileged young British girl who, with creative imagination and spirited optimism, faces the hardships which life deals her. Perfect for the Christmas season. Directed by Heather Rushing. Rating: Family fare. For information call 806-749-2416 or visit lubbockcommunity Boston Avenue Playhouse, 4230 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturdays, 8 p.m. plus a Saturday 2 p.m. matinee.

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