October 15, 2009


ctober 15-17….5th Annual Flatland Film Festival
Come and enjoy year five of award winning competitive shorts, cutting-edge independent features, up-and-coming filmmakers, and fun festival parties. Garnering national recognition and critical accolades, Flatland continues to provide new and exciting independent festival fare for film savvy audiences. This year’s fest takes a step in a new direction with an online shorts festival, a young filmaker's showcase featuring films produced especially for younger audiences, onsite filmmaker blog cafe’ and the creation of the Flatland Film Festival "Lifetime Achievement" award. Tickets for individual events are $10 for adults and $7 for students. Festival pass is $35. Tickets available at Select-A-Seat, 770- 2000. For more information call 806.762-8606 or visit flatlandfilmfestival.com. Firehouse Theater, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center, 511 Avenue K.

October 16….Kids Night Out Maxey Center is hosting a kid’s night out for children ages 6-12. The theme this month is centered around Halloween! Its $10 per child and activities include: pizza, Wii, Guitar Hero, bubbly swamp hot chocolate, hide and go seek, haunted house pop-ups, and sugar cookies. For more information call (806) 767- 3796. Maxey Center, 4020 30th Street; 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

October 16….West Texas Gospel Night - Your prayers have been answered! The Cactus Theater is hosting another Old Time Southern Gospel Sing, featuring the beautiful harmonies of 4Heavensake and friends. With this amazing show, we guarantee a night of inspiring, heart-warming and uplifting music! Tickets $20. Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


October 16, 17
(also repeats Oct. 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 16, 17….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: "Titans, Tales & Tempests" -
Guest conductor, David Cho will lead the roaring, rambunctious rhythms of these memorable compositions. You will enjoy "Four Sea Interludes" from Peter Grimes by Britten, "Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists" by Glass, and "Symphony No. 2" by Tchaikovsky. The shadowy genius of the “Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists” is captured by the melodic mastery of Alan Shinn and Lisa Rogers. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 806.762.1688. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 p.m.


October 16, 17, 18…. The Peddler Show - The Peddler Show features all the latest styles in fall décor, one of a kind gifts, gourmet treats, the newest fashions, and an atmosphere full of early Christmas ideas. With a broad assortment of artisans and merchants, The Peddler Show offers a unique shopping experience that revives the lost art of true craftsmanship. Artisans and vendors known as “Peddlers” have one thing in mind; creating a personalized shopping experience that cannot be found at the local mall. Many Peddlers have been part of this show for over ten years. Each vendor has a unique story and remains passionate about their business. The show’s Peddlers strive to make each customer’s shopping experience a special one. Visitors agree that one of the best parts of the show is interacting with the Peddlers and learning about their trade. Whether it is a certain color, size, flavor or name customization – The Peddler Show thrives on offering personalized gifts unique to each individual. Regular admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors 65+, and children under 12 are free. One admission is good all weekend. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Friday 3 p.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

October 16, 17, 18….“Mamma Mia!” - A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Over 30 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make “Mamma Mia!” the ultimate feel-good show! Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! Featuring hits such as "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Take a Chance on Me" and, of course, "Dancing Queen." With more productions playing internationally than any other musical, “Mamma Mia! is a global smash hit and also broke box office records at Robinson Center Music Hall! For season tickets call (800) 784-9494 or order online. Audience recommendation: Due to some adult themes, Celebrity Attractions recommends Mamma Mia for audiences 10 years and older. This is only to be used as a suggestion for you and your child. Each child is different and attending this show should be decided by the parent or guardian. City Bank Auditorium, 4th Street and University Avenue. Performance times: Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday matinee at 2 p.m., Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. and Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m.


October 17….Lubbock Model Railroad Association Annual PlaydayCome and enjoy model trains (running) and great fellowship. Most scales of trains will be there. Admission is $1.00 for adults and children 12 and under free with paid adult. Hope Lutheran Church; 5700 98th Street (98th and Frankfurt); 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

October 17….Llano Estacado Winery’s 16th Annual Grape Day – Join in a celebration of the harvest and a salute to the local community which supports the wine industry. Enjoy wine tasting, tours, live music and grape-smashing. For more info call (806) 745-2258. Llano Estacado Winery, 3.2 miles east of US 87 South on FM 1585 in Lubbock. This popular annual event runs from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

October 17….Arts on The Slaton Square
- There will be art for sale and 20 venues of art and live music from three bands. Artisans include Lubbock woodworkers and woodturners, local artists from Slaton and Ransom Canyon, pottery by Von Venhuizen and TTU students, Slaton Model Train Studio; Tex Wilson train-related art; visual artist Jeff Wheeler; TTU Women Alumni photographers showcasing a nature theme; Tina Fuentes; Lahib Jaddo; Bryan Wheeler; Wayne and Yvonne Greene; Slaton Bakery gingerbread house demo; Slaton ISD art; Laura Lewis; Carol Howell and David Leake landscapes; Texas Tech art graduate students; Hills Snyder; western painter Durward Campbell; Russell Yates; spurmakers Matt Humphreys and Stewart Williamson; historic Harvey House train-related art by Betty Blevins; Angie Royal; Skip and Linda Crawford; as well as sausage at the St. Joseph's 40th annual Sausage Fest and event tee-shirts. There will be up to 4 hours of continuing education credits for K-12 art teachers....made available from several demos including screenprinting by Skip Crawford, soft sculpture doll faces by Linda Crawford, woodworking art and gingerbread art. Attendance to the event is free! For more info, call Laura Lynn Wilson at 828-5805, Jim Davis at 828-6201 or Skip Crawford at 828-5412. On the square in downtown Slaton, TX. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

October 17….Pumpkin Carving Contest - Attention Pumpkin Carvers! Hodges Community Center is now taking registrations for the fourth annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. This event is open to people of all ages. There are divisions for children, teens, adults, and families. Tools, pumpkins, and prizes will be provided. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more info, call the Hodges staff at 767-3706. Hodges Community Center, 41st St. & University Ave; 1 p.m.

October 17….Mustang Car Club Meet Come and enjoy looking at the cars, visit, and enjoy a treat at the old fashioned ice cream shop. Other car clubs are welcome....so come one, come all and enjoy classic cars and good times at the "malt shop." Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe, 2705 26th Street; 3 p.m.

October 17….“Music on the Lake” - This fundraiser will be held at the Ransom Canyon Ranch House. Tickets are $50. Ticket price includes hors d'oeuvres at 6:30 p.m., followed by an 8 p.m. concert featuring Rita Box Peek, Native American flute and vocals; Brian McRae on electric guitar; and Rich Bowden on violin. The concert also will feature music from Peek's new CD, "Spirit of Yellowhouse Canyon".....improvisational, instrumental music inspired by the eastern canyons of the Llano Estacado. For tickets and information, call Jackie Lindsey at (806) 829-2519 or (806) 543-7089 . Visit www.ransomcanyon.com for directions. Ransom Canyon Ranch House, Ransom Canyon, TX; 6:30 p.m.

October 17….Jeff Bailey: A Tribute to Garth Brooks - Back by overwhelming demand the Cactus Theater proudly presents Jeff Bailey’s tribute to Garth Brooks! In July, this electrifying tribute to country music's biggest album seller was completely packed. Don’t miss your chance to witness Jeff Bailey perform the greatest hits of Garth Brooks on the Cactus stage. Tickets: $25. Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

October 17….Cinch CBR West Texas Showdown - Tuff Hedeman's "Championship Bull Riding Tour" is televised on GAC every Tuesday night and comes to Lubbock for the Cinch CBR West Texas Showdown. Tickets available at Select-A-Seat locations. Suitable for all ages. City Bank Coliseum, 4th St. and University Ave; 8 p.m.- 10 p.m.


October 17, 18….(HELD OVER)....“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. Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.


October 18….Maxey Center’s 5th Annual Dog Day Howlloween -
Dress your dog in a Halloween costume and come enjoy this fun event. Prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed dogs in four owner groups. All ages are welcome. Cost: $1 per dog / free for spectators. For more information call 806-767-3796. Maxey Center, 4020 30th Street; 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

October 18….Slaton’s 40th Annual St. Joseph Sausage Festival - Lunch will include German sausage and grilled chicken along with warm German potato salad, sauerkraut, green beans, fresh bread, dessert, and a drink. Take-out plates are available at the south entrance of the hall for $9.00. Children's plates are $5.00. Festivities will be going on at the school (across the street from the hall) for children of all ages including, live auction(starts around 1:30 or 2 p.m.), silent auction, bingo, quilt show, barrel train rides, raffles for cedar chest (filled w/ lots of items), raffles for quilts, and a country store full of homemade baked goods and other handmade items. Saturday, the 17th, from 8 a.m.- noon, jalapeno ($4.75/lb) and regular ($4.25/lb)sausage will be sold by the pound in vacuum-packed packages, along with homemade breads. Breakfast burritos will also be sold. The proceeds will go towards the teacher’s salaries. St. Joseph Catholic Hall, on 21st and Division Street; 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

October 18….Shane Barnard and Bethany Dillon Concert – Come enjoy this free concert with recording artists Shane Barnard and Bethany Dillon as they perform live on an outdoor stage. Sugar Brown’s Coffee is opening a healthy, gourmet pizza concept in a couple weeks and there will be free samples served that night. West Coast Pizza, 6012 – 82nd, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

October 18….Creed in Concert - Rock ’n’ roll band Creed will make a return appearance in Lubbock. Tickets are $76.50 (Floor-GA), $66.00, $55.00, $34.50 and available at Select-A-Seat by calling 770-2000. United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Avenue; 8 p.m.


October 19….Create-A-Greeting Card Party - Would you like to be one of those "thoughtful" people, but don't think you have time to follow through with your good intentions? Are you looking for a quick and easy way to express your gratitude and appreciation with those you care about, even in the midst of all your busyness? How would you like to make someone's day, every day? Come and learn about a new concept and service that can make your life a little easier.

Please bring with you the name and mailing address (including zip code) of someone you care about whom you would like to encourage or send a warm hello. You'll be sending them a greeting card, and the card and stamp will be paid for. One lucky guest will even get to send brownies with their card! FREE GIFT to everyone who attends! Light refreshments will be served! You'll meet some wonderful heart-centered people and have fun. Please RSVP to JoDitt at 806-787-1450 or info@joyfulheartdesign.com. Ice Cream Shop, 2705 26th (26th Street and Boston Ave.); 7 p.m.

Last Week's Winning Entries....

The winners of tickets for the LCU production of “Thoroughly Modern Millie” were Amber S.and Jasmine J....both of Lubbock.

Thanks to her winning "essay" on her "Dancing Queen" mom, the winner of the pair of tickets to "Mamma Mia" was Kerri C. of Lubbock.

Wham! Bam! We're At It Again!
We've got two more "double" giveaways

It's a Science Spectrum "double double".... meaning we have two (2) Family 4-Paks for two (2) different events! Read on...

Contest #1: We will give away (2) Family 4-paks for "The Silly Science Carnival" (recommended for pre-K children up to 5 years of age and their parents). This event takes place October 29th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. (Note the time....this event is specially designed for children not in school at that time of day). Deadline for entries will be this Sunday at midnight. To enter this random drawing, email
info@lubbockfunclub.com and be sure to put the words "Silly Science" 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: We will give away (2) Family 4-paks for "The Spooky Science Carnival" (recommended for kids of all ages and their parents). This event is described as "spooky...not scary...fun". This event takes place October 30th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Deadline for entries will be this Sunday at midnight. To enter this random drawing, email info@lubbockfunclub.com and be sure to put the words "Spooky Science" 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.

Lubbock’s First Pumpkin Trail
Inagural Event Takes Place October 22-24

he Pumpkin Trail is a spectacular grouping of lighted jack o’ lanterns placed along the walking trail at the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum. In addition, there will be themed displays along the trail provided by local businesses and groups. The public is invited to walk the trail with family and friends .Your help is needed to build Lubbock’s first ever lighted pumpkin trail. Families, churches, youth organizations, civic groups and businesses are encouraged to bring their carved pumpkins to the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum on October 21-22 in preparation for the three nights of the 1st Annual Pumpkin Trail. Participants bringing ten or more pumpkins will have a small sign with their name or logo on it placed along the trail. Pumpkin carvings must be family-friendly and appropriate for even the youngest child. The more carved pumpkins donated from the community, the longer the trail! The pumpkin count has begun! Through the first week of October there were already 137 pumpkins committed to the trail! The goal is 1,000 or more pumpkins! Delivery of pumpkins will be on October 21 and 22 at the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The candles will be provided if you’ll bring the pumpkins! Overnight security for the pumpkins will be provided throughout the event. You can help us create excitement for the Pumpkin Trail by calling in your commitment of carved pumpkins to Aimee Ruel at Maxey Community Center, 767-3796. We will be sending out updates on the pumpkin count as we see the numbers grow! The Pumpkin Trail is sponsored by Parks and Recreation and the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum. Additional sponsors to date include American State Bank; Jason P. White DDS, PA; and the Lubbock Fun Club. To find out how you can be a sponsor, contact Nancy Neill at 775-2685.The trail will be opened from 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday nights and from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday night. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony on opening night at 7 p.m. The trail is stroller and wheelchair friendly...and best of all...the event is free!

Pumpkin Count (as of 10/14/09): 191

ot an idea especially for the ladies? steph@lubbockfunclub.com

Got an idea to promote something just for the guys? shane@lubbockfunclub.com

Special event coming up? Send us the details! info@lubbockfunclub.com

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


October 20…...................Lubbock Heritage Society Meeting
October 23, 24, 30, 31…."Wedding Belles"
October 25…...................Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
October 28…...................Lone Star Kid’s Fall Festival
October 30…..................TTU Art "Day Of the Dead" Exhibit

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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