October 8, 2009


October 8….Celebrate National Cookie Month There will be free chocolate chip cookie and sugar cookie dots given out at Cookies By Design during special hours in the day (see times below). Also: 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, really “sweet” deal...especially for Lubbock Fun Club members! Call (806) 794-6992 or visit cookiesbydesign.com for more info. Cookies By Design, 3310-82nd Street; Special Note: Due to last week's postcard not reaching many of you in time due to a technical glitch, this special cookie event is being repeated this week JUST FOR LUBBOCK FUN CLUB MEMBERS! Stop by and enjoy the treats and special discounts! Note the two special times offered for free treat giveaways are from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and then after school from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

October 8….5th Annual Vino Festivo -
Vino Festivo, Lubbock’s premier art, wine and food festival, has become the largest fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock and the event includes a combination of art from local amateurs, professionals, and Little’s (BBBS kid art) which will be displayed and auctioned throughout the evening. The event will also include an array of food and wine samplings, door prizes, a live and silent auction with jewelry, a trip to Napa Valley, and live entertainment provided by Ad Hoc. All the money raised stays here in the South Plains to allow BBBS to serve more children from the local community. Tickets are $40 per person and include food and wine samplings along with live entertainment and should be purchased in advance, limited number of tickets available at the door. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available. To purchase tickets or sponsorships, please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock at (806) 763-6131 or visit www.bbbslubbock.org. Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K; 6:30 p.m.

October 8
(also repeats Oct. 15)….“Love of Life” - Written in part by Jane Prince Jones....combining scenes from “I’m Herbert”, “On Golden Pond”, “Carl’s Doctor’s Appointment” and “Franks ‘n Beans”, this play is making a return engagement for two performances in October. This delightful comedy thrilled audiences in May and veteran Cactus actors Kurt Kiser and Jane Prince Jones once again offer a unique look at relationships from the very old to the very married to the working class. In a myriad of characters, these actors provide a fun show. Added to the fun are the talents of musician/singer/songwriter Jerry Brownlow as Charley, the narrator. “Love of Life” is a fun, off-the-wall comedy. This is a two-act comedy with no profanity and appropriate for all. Tickets $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


October 9…."The Fall Classic"
All are invited to play in this 4-person golf scramble benefitting the Lubbock Cooper Little League. Even if you don't golf much, come out and have a fun time with everyone (there will be mulligans available to help your game). There will be great prizes for the putting contest, longest drive, closest-to-hole, hole-in-one contest (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place), plus participation giveaways. There will also be several prizes to win, like a $10,000 Pebble Beach vacation, Southwest Airlines tickets, golf club customization, free rounds of golf and more. To register contact Amy at 241-3639 or Kevin at 787-1191.There's a limited number of team spaces available, but if you don't have a team readily available, that's okay...they can help you find teammates. Meadowbrook Golf Course, 601 Municipal Dr. Burger buffet lunch 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; shotgun start at 1 p.m.

October 9…."SOS" Singles Country Club Fiesta - The Lubbock Fun Club SOS Singles (Adults 50+) invite you to join them for a relaxing evening of good food, fun anddancing to “The Country Club” band. This band is not affiliated with the Hillcrest Country Club, that is just their name. The main ballroom is reserved just for the Lubbock Fun Club Singles. This is going to take the place of the regularly scheduled monthly dinner on the 1st Thursday. Tickets will be available at the door, however, you are encouraged to get your ticket early so the caterer can know how much to prepare. Contact Jeanne Ford at 777-9484 or e-mailing jeanne.ford@att.net to secure your ticket. Cost is $20 which includes fajita buffet and cost for band for dancing – cash bar. Hillcrest Country Club, 4011 N. University Ave; 6 p.m.– midnight, (social time 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. followed by dance).


October 9, 10
(also repeats Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24)….CATS Playhouse: “Nick Tickle, Fairytale Detective in Witch Crook Took the Book?” and “The Further Adventures of Nick Tickle, Fairytale Detective” - Join fairy tale detective Nick Tickle as he solves - not one - but two mysterious cases. First, all of the children's books are missing from the library, then, someone has taken some pages from Granny Possum's storybook! Was it Queen Cupcake, Rumplestiltskin, a witch, a giant or a band of pirates? Never fear, the greatest fairy tale detective is on the case: Nick Tickle to the rescue! Two family-friendly shows directed by Peter Contreras II and Marlee Wall. Tickets: $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for children, students, and seniors. For more information call (806) 792-0501. CATS Playhouse, 2405 34th St; 6:30 p.m.

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.

October 9, 10….“Thoroughly Modern Millie” The Broadway musical-comedy presented by Lubbock Christian University Theatre. Directed by Laurie Doyle and Don Williams. Part of LCU parent/family weekend. Tickets at Select-a-Seat. McDonald Moody Auditorium, Lubbock Christian University; 5601 19th; 8 p.m.


October 9, 10, 11…. American Kennel Club All Breed Dog Agility Trials - The South Plains Obedience Training Club of Lubbock will be hosting three days of American Kennel Club All Breed Dog Agility Trials. Approximately 200 pure bred dogs from surrounding states will be judged at this event, many of which are the top agility trained dogs in the country. Agility is one of the newest AKC events and is open to every breed. Dogs must be at least one year old to compete. In an Agility Trial a dog demonstrates its ability to negotiate a complex course that will include a walk over a bridge, jumping through objects, going through tunnels, weaving through a line of poles and pausing on command. There are different height categories so each dog is tested fairly on the course. Each exhibitor and dog team will be judged at one of 3 different levels of competition: Novice, Open or Excellent. Dogs competing in these classes are working toward AKC Agility titles. There will be free canine educational material available at these trials. No admission fee for this fun filled and educational event. Agility is a fast paced sport that is exciting for the dog, handlers and spectators. For more info call 535-3794 or email spotc@compuserve.com. Texas Tech Equestrian Center, 5712 County Rd 1500; Friday: Noon – 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.


October 10….Downtown Art MarketA once-a-month market held in the Tornado Gallery Garden and spreading on to Buddy Holly Avenue. The Downtown Art Market is an effort to unite artists of all genres, musicians, writers, potters, actors, painters, gardeners, chefs, cooks, singers, dancers, hackers, tinkerers, renewable energy gurus and philosophers...to buy, sell, trade, talk...even teach their arts and skills in a communal space. It is free and open to the public. This month part of the street will be closed to traffic and stands will be set up in the street. This is the first step in making the market into a full-blown street festival atmosphere. Also enjoy the strolling musicians Wade Parks and Bobby Saied. For more information visit http://the-downtown-art-market.blogspot.com. The Downtown Art Market, 1820 Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

October 10….Girls' 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 immediately. Join Cookies by Design for the royal “ball” and make a “sweet” and fun memory together. Cookies By Design, 3310-82nd Street; 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. (There will be four [4] one-hour parties).

October 10….Kids' Pop Star Party - Kids, let’s party like rock stars! Hodges Community Center is now taking registrations for a Pop Star Party. This event is for fans ages 3-12. There singing, dancing, and fun activities. The cost is only $10 per child. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information, call the Hodges staff at 767-3706. Hodges Community Center, 41st Street and University Avenue; 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

October 10….Big XII College Football: Texas Tech vs. Kansas State - The Red Raiders entertain the Wildcats in this year's homecoming contest. Jones AT&T Stadium; 6 p.m.


October 10, 11….Apple Country Orchards Annual Pumpkin Fest
- Both days there will be hayrides in the orchard, lady bug releases, green chili roasting, raw honey pouring, lots of pumpkins all sizes and shapes, face painting, lots of pre-picked apples, and lots of fun for the entire family. Admission is free. Please call 806-781-1753 for more info. Directions from Lubbock: 62/82 to Idalou, continue 4 mi. east; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.


October 11…. Vesper Concert Series - Carol Williams has been the San Diego Civic Organist since 2001 and has thrilled audiences worldwide with her stunning artistry. She says,"I want to bring the organ to new audiences and with my performances, make people feel good." Visit her website at www.carolwilliamsnow.com. Admission is free; childcare is provided. There will be a reception following the performance. For Information call 763-0781. First United Methodist Church, 1411 Broadway; 5 p.m.


October 12….Jordan World Circus – Come enjoy the lions, tigers and bears and ride the elephants and ponies. There will be daredevil riders, aerialists, acrobats, and much, much more. Tickets can be purchased at the circus box office one hour before show time. Kids 12 years and under are free with a pass. Passes available at many businesses around town. Fair Park Coliseum, South Plains Fairgrounds; 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Last Week's Winning Entries....

The 3 winners of the Family 5-packs to The Maize were Candace G., Barbara B., and Kristy H.....all from Lubbock.

Double the Fun! We Have Two (2) Ticket Giveaway
s This Week!

Contest #1: We will give away two (2) Family 5-paks for this Saturday evening's theatrical performance of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” staged by the LCU theatre department. The deadline for entries will be tomorrow....Friday....at noon. To enter this random drawing, please email
info@lubbockfunclub.com and be sure to put the words "Millie Double Drawing" in the subject title. 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 like to know if you live in Lubbock or the surrounding area, so please include your hometown.

Contest #2:
The second contest we have this week is for two (2) tickets to the opening night (next Friday, October 16) performance of the Broadway touring play "Mamma Mia" produced by Celebrity Attractions. This contest is for kids (of all ages...small kids to grown kids) to submit their stories/essays to win these tickets for their mom...based on this essay title: “Why My Mom is the ULTIMATE Dancing Queen and Deserves a Night Out.” You don't have to write a novel...or even a full page....just a really good story about your dancing mom. Story hints: Does your mom dance around the house while cleaning or working in the yard? This should be fun and we look forward to your entries! Deadline for submitting your stories is this Sunday at midnight. Winners will be contacted Monday. To enter this essay drawing, please email info@lubbockfunclub.com and be sure to put the words "Dancing Queen Mom" in the subject title. 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. Good luck to all who enter!

Ladies Invited to Attend Luncheon Focusing on Healthy Living

Jan Tilley Slated To Speak
at Women's Club Oct. 13th

Are you lacking energy? Are you tired of being tired? If you are ready to make a fresh start, Jan Tilley, registered dietitian and author of “Getting Your Second Wind”, has the direction you’ve been seeking.
Tilley will share her “back to basics” approach using real food that you can live with forever at The Lubbock Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications (AWC) meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The luncheon is set to begin at noon and will be held at the Lubbock Women’s Club located at 2020 Broadway. Tilley is president of Jan Tilley & Associates, a nutrition consulting firm promoting healthy living through nutrition and fitness. The company began in 2006 and is built on Tilley’s 20 years of experience in the food and nutrition industry.

Tilley’s book “Getting Your Second Wind” focuses on how to build a healthy, balanced life based on healthy eating, physical activity and a positive attitude. At the AWC luncheon, she will share healthy living information as well as real-life stories for all who are looking for their path to wellness. Admission to the AWC luncheon is $18. To make a reservation, contact Julie Toland at julie.toland@ttu.edu. The deadline to reserve a spot is Friday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.

The Association for Women in Communications is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era. Disciplines represented within the association include print and broadcast journalism; television and radio production; film; advertising; public relations; marketing; graphic design; multi-media design; and photography. The list is continually growing as the profession expands into the newer media. For more information about The Lubbock Professional Chapter of The Association for Women in Communications, visit www.awclubbock.org.

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


October 15-17…..........5th Annual Flatland Film Festival
October 16-17…..........LSO: "Titans, Tales & Tempests"
October 16, 17, 18......“Mamma Mia!”
October 17…..............Llano Estacado's 16th Annual Grape Day
October 21-22…..........Lubbock’s First Pumpkin Trail
October 25…..............Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers

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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