October 1, 2009


October 1….Celebrate National Cookie Month There will be free chocolate chip cookie and sugar cookie dots given out from 11 a.m – 1 p.m. at Cookies By Design. The first 50 customers will receive a free cookie a month card and anyone wanting to order for Boss’ Week, Halloween, or October birthdays will also receive a 10% discount when order is placed and paid for that day! A really “sweet” deal! Call (806) 794-6992 or visit cookiesbydesign.com. Cookies By Design, 3310-82nd St; 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

October 1….Singles Dinner (New 30s – 40s Age Group) – This new group of singles invites you to join them for a dinner together to get to know one another, make new friends, and discuss future plans. Come one, come all....but come to meet some new folks and have a good time in a the casual atmosphere of the CapRock Café, 5217 82nd Street; 7 p.m.

October 1….TTU Dept. of English Reading Series - John Poch’s most recent book is Dolls. His previous book, Two Men Fighting with a Knife (Story Line Press 2008) won the Donald Justice Award. His first book, Poems, was published in January 2004 from Orchises Press and was a finalist for the PEN/Osterweil prize. He currently directs the creative writing program at Texas Tech. Readings are held in the English Auditorium 001, on the Texas Tech campus; 7:30 p.m


October 2….First Friday Art Trail -
See the regular art venues, plus the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout our community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. The trolleys are free, and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treasure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help you navigate with ease. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! This continually evolving event runs throughout downtown and the Depot District from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.


ctober 2, 3…."The Woman in Black" - The Garza Theatre is proud to bring back this chilling drama for four encore performances. Starring: Jon Steele and Daniel Ballard. Eel Marsh House stands tall, gaunt and isolated, surveying the endless flat salt marshes beyond the Nine Lives Causeway, somewhere on England's bleak east coast. Here Mrs Alice Drablow lived - and died - alone. Young Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is ordered by his firm's senior partner to travel up from London to attend her funeral and then sort out all her papers. His task is a lonely one, and at first Kipps is quite unaware of the tragic secrets which lie behind the house's shuttered windows. “The Woman In Black” treads in the footsteps of the classic ghost story following the tradition of Charles Dickens and M.R James, of Henry James and Edith Wharton. It is not a horror story or a tale of terror, yet the events build up to a horrifying climax and instill a sense of horror. It relies on atmosphere, a vivid sense of place, on hints and glimpses and suggestions, on what is shadowy, heard and sometimes only half-seen, to chill the reader's blood to the marrow and make reading the book alone at night inadvisable for the faint-hearted. Ticket prices: adults - $12.00, children (12 & under) - $8.00, student rate (with student id) - $10.00, senior rate (60 and above) - $10.00, military discount (with military id) - $10.00, group rate (call for information) - $10.00. For more info call 806-495-4005 or visit www.garzatheatre.com. The Garza Theatre, 226 E. Main, Post, Texas; 7:30 p.m.

October 2, 3; (also repeats October 9, 10)….“Father of the Bride” - Written by Caroline Francke, this classic tale is directed and adapted to the Cactus stage by Jane Prince Jones. This romp on stage treats Cactus audiences to a wonderfully fun evening. Most people can relate to the chaos that surrounds the planning of a wedding and an ensemble cast breathes new life into this family comedy. Cactus favorites Kurt Kiser and Jane Prince Jones star as the parents of the bride with the outrageously funny Donnie Allison as the over-the-top wedding planner, Franck. This stellar cast is rounded off with KCBD News Channel 11 anchor Christy Moreland and an amazing group of supporting actors. “Father of the Bride” is enjoyable for all ages, giving us an evening to love each other a little more. Pure entertainment! A delightful show! This is a two act family comedy with no profanity. Tickets: $25. Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


September 2, 3, 4; (also repeats October 9, 10, 11)….“The Fantasticks” - The world's longest-running musical and the winner of the Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre, this love story combines the storylines from Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer's Night's Dream, and The Romancers, to tell the story of two fathers who put up a wall between their houses to ensure that their children will fall in love, because they know that children always do what their parents forbid. After the children do fall in love, they discover their father's plot and they each go off and experience the world. In the end, they return to each other and to their love. There are many memorable songs in the play including "Try to Remember" and "Love, You are Love". "The Fantasticks" is one of the most often produced and most beloved plays in the American theatre. Authors: Music by Harvey Schmidt, Lyrics by Tom Jones, and directed by Pam Brown. Rating: family fare. Lubbock Community Theatre (formerly Boston Avenue Playhouse), 4232 Boston Avenue; Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.


October 3….2009 Komen Lubbock Area Race for the Cure - The Komen Lubbock Area Race for the Cure is the largest foot-race in Lubbock, attracting more than 7,000 walkers, runners and spectators in 2008. Now in its 15th year, this event has raised more than $2 million to support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. There are three ways to register , online, by mail, or in person. Visit race.komenlubbock.org for more information. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and closing ceremonies are at 9:30 a.m.

October 3….Kids' Superhero Breakfast - Come meet real superheroes and have breakfast too! Kids ages 3-12 will be able to interact and have breakfast with real superheroes and participate in pictures and activities for just $10 each. Parents are also invited for breakfast for an additional $5 each. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information, call Hodges staff at 767-3706. Hodges Community Center, 41st Street and University Avenue; 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

October 3….College Football: Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. New Mexico - The Red Raiders return home to host their longtime neighbor to the west, the New Mexico Lobos. Jones AT&T Stadium; 2:30 p.m.


October 3, 4….Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show Come and see exhibitors from all around sell their wares. You can buy things, sell, or even trade guns, knives, swords and the like. There are lots of guns (new and used), ammo, holsters, accessories, hunting stuff, jewelry for the ladies, knives, coins, collectibles, books and military items and much, much more. Admission: $5 adults, under 12 free. 2 for 1 first hour both days - $1 off active military or NRA w/ID. Only 1 discount/special can be used at a time. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

October 3, 4….30th Annual Miniaturists of Lubbock Exhibit and Sale – Admission is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for Children. There will be a drawing for door prizes very hour. Proceeds are donated to South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and Toys for Tots. Lubbock Garden & Arts Center, 4215 University Avenue; Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday: 12 p.m.- 5 p.m.


October 4….Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra (LYSO) Fall Concert - LYSO begins its twenty-first season with the Fall Concert. The Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra program, founded in 1988 by two LSO Musicians, Patrice Barnett and Janeen Holmes Gilliam, has grown from one 54 member orchestra to approximately 200 members split into an advanced full orchestra, an intermediate full orchestra, and a string training orchestra. Among the numerous 21st season highlights will be violinist Julia Shannon performing the Allegro from Samuel Barber’s Concerto for Violin, Op. 14 with the LYSO Symphony Orchestra. Julia, daughter of Mr. Brian and Mrs. Jeannine Shannon, is currently a senior at Lubbock High School. Under the direction of Dr. Bruce Wood, the youth symphony will also perform the Crown Imperial Coronation March by William Walton, arranged by Stone, and the Finale from Symphony No. 2 by Tchaikovsky. Under the direction of Mrs. Laurie Williams, the LYSO Philharmonic Orchestra will perform March to the Scaffold by Hector Berlioz, arranged by Leidig, Largo from “Xerxes” by George Frideric Handel, arranged by Page, and Harry Potter Symphonic Suite by John Williams, arranged by Brubaker. The LYSO Prelude Strings, under the direction of Mrs. Kathleen Smith, will perform Bells and Pizzicato by Conley, March of the Mouse Battalion by Gruselle, and Wood Splitter Fanfare by Balmages. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy an afternoon with your children or grandchildren...so bring the entire family. Tickets are available at the Civic Center Box Office on concert day or by calling 762-1688. Prices $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for children 12 and under. For more info about the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and the LYSO Program, please visit www.lubbocksymphony.org or call 762-1688. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 3 p.m.

October 4….Singing Women of West Texas Concert - The Singing Women of West Texas is a non-profit group of about 50 ladies from across the South Plains who sing songs of praise around the region. Admission is free. Visit their website at www.swowt.org for more information and highlights about the group. First Baptist Church of Floydada, 401 S. Main Street, Floydada, Texas; 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

October 4….Celtic Ensemble: "Across the Western Ocean: Music of Anglo-Appalachia" - the TTU Celtic Ensemble presents a concert of dance music and song from Anglo-Appalachia. For over 200 years, and particularly in the wake of the 1745 and 1798 Rebellions, emigrants traveled outward from England, Ireland, and the Borders of Scotland: to the Continent, Australasia, and, particularly, to the frontiers of the New World. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, these Highlanders and Borderers, many of them Gaelic speakers, went up into the hills and hollers of the Appalachians, and their stories, songs, and tunes went with them. Over 200 years, the old stories and tunes adapted and evolved, with the admixture, on the Ohio and Big Sandy river landings, of African-American, Caribbean, and Native American influences, until there emerged a distinctive Anglo-Appalachian tradition, combining African banjo and Irish fiddle, Scots balladry and Presbyterian hymnody, hard-shoe dancing and Caribbean polyrhythm-and that tradition was at the heart of mountain culture. The event is co-sponsored by the School of Music, the Vernacular Music Center, and the Caprock Celtic Association. Singers and players present dances, songs, and listening pieces from the hills of Appalachia, including "Old Time" instrumental tunes, narrative ballads, and the choral songs of the Sacred Harp. Admission is free, and students, families, and seniors are especially welcome. Legacy Great Hall (former First Presbyterian Church) at 14th & Avenue 0; 8 p.m.

Last Week's Winning Entry....

The winner of 2 tickets to see this week's Garza Theatre production of “The Woman in Black” was Sally G. of Lubbock.

This Week's Ticket Giveaway

Due to almost overwhelming demand (hundreds and hundreds of you submitted entries last time we offered these tickets!), so this week we will have three (3) more Family 5-packs to The Maize! Each of the winning entries will receive the following: Admission for 5; Hayride for 5; Cowtrain for 5; Corn Cannon for 5; and your choice of pumpkin to take home! To enter this random drawing, please email
info@lubbockfunclub.com and be sure to put the words "More Maize Than Ever" in the subject title...after all, according to our memory, this is the most family paks we've ever give away in one week. Please be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email so we may get the tickets to you easily. We'd also like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown info. Deadline for the contest is Sunday at midnight. Winners will be contacted Monday. Good luck to all who enter!

Panhandle South Plains Fair Heads Into Final Weekend....

October 3…. 2009 Panhandle South Plains Fair – The fair is back with free concerts, carnival midway, food and refreshments, exhibitors, merchants and lots of fun. The concerts will be held at the South Plains Fair Coliseum, and the tickets to each of the remaining concerts are free and include Junior Brown with Zack Walther and the Croncrites (October 1), Boyz II Men (October 2), and Johnny Rivers (October 3). Fair admission prices are: adults (13 and over) $7.00, children, (under 13) $2.00 and parking is $3.00. The Mega Pass will be $60 again this year and will be available for purchase at the Fair Park Coliseum Monday-Friday 12 noon – 6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The last day to purchase a Mega Pass will be Saturday, September 19th from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. They will not be available after that day. The Mega Pass is a pay-one-price picture ID that is good for a wristband for unlimited rides each day of the carnival operation: September 24th - October 3rd. Pony rides and other specialty rides may be exempted. Special days during fair week are school day: Monday (September 28th) where all children under 18 admitted free until 9 p.m. and senior citizen day: Tuesday (September 29th) where all persons over 60 years of age admitted free. South Plains Fair Grounds, 1012 Avenue A; 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!

Sponsor Spotlight:
Jennifer Lin Makes Eating Out in Lubbock a Real "Experience"

A native of Lubbock, Jennifer Lin recently opened her third restaurant in Lubbock, number seventeen in a fleet of family-owned restaurants that span throughout Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
Jennifer, 42, is certainly ambitious. At the age of seventeen she opened her first fast-food Chinese restaurant in Brooklyn, New York and sold it a few years later for a profit. She used to travel the Unites States and eventually landing in Europe to open an import and export business. She returned back to the United States in 2001 after selling her European import/export business and settled here in Lubbock with her two young daughters and husband to reenter the restaurant business once again. Why Lubbock? “Why not,” Jennifer responds. It didn’t take Jennifer too long to assist her family of siblings to take Chinese Buffet to a whole new level of dining. Along with her siblings she created a Chinese Buffet restaurant concept that architecturally is massive, decadent and food buffet-abundant under a Pagoda-Style Architectural décor that caters to an affordable-buffet dining family. An example of this type of restaurant is Lin’s Buffet on Slide Road next to South Plains Mall. Lin’s Buffet situated on almost two acres employs a staff of nearly 100. There is a total of sixteen Lin’s Buffet spread out through Texas and one in New Mexico and another in Oklahoma.

All combined her family-owned restaurants employ and dine a lot in the community, ultimately enriching the local neighborhood, culturally and financially. In that spirit, her third Lubbock restaurant called Hayashi Hibachi, an authentic Japanese restaurant, located at 4220 82nd Street & Quaker, opened in Kingsgate Center in July. Her latest project, Golden Field Buffet, will open at 7307 University Avenue in the next few weeks. What an amazing, talented lady....one we've enjoyed promoting and featuring here in the Lubbock Fun Club postcard as an active supporter. Best of luck on all your new ventures, Jennifer....and thanks for adding so much to the Lubbock restaurant landscape!

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Go to CALENDAR OF EVENTS for even MORE fun things to do!


October 8….....................5th Annual Vino Festivo
October 16-17…...............LSO: "Titans, Tales & Tempests"
October 16, 17, 18….......“Mamma Mia!”
October 23, 24, 30, 31.....“Wedding Belles”
October 24...............…....Rain Barrel Workshops

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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