November 25, 2009

Our Special
"Pre-Thanksgiving" Edition......
(Gobble Gobble!)


November 27-28….”Smoke on the Mountain” The highly-touted Cactus production of “Smoke on the Mountain” will return for two weekends. Set in the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church during their Saturday Night Sing, the Sanders will keep you laughing from start to finish and your toes a tappin’. Featuring Jane Prince Jones, Mike Morgan, Donnie Allison, Cami Caldwell, Toby Caldwell, Tarah Read, Allan Wallace, Marilyn Arland, Mark Paden, and more. Don’t miss the sequel in December, “The Sander’s Family Christmas.” Tickets are $25. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


November 28
....Lubbock Fun Club "Family Fun Day at the Maize 2009" -
Come join us for our club's special discounted entry all day long at The Maize, just east of Shallowater on FM 1294. LFC members may use the special BUY ONE/GET ONE FREE coupon...there's no bring the whole family! CLICK HERE to print out your coupon and be sure to take it with you to present when you purchase your tickets!

Note The Maize Holiday Hours:

Wed. November 25th.......2 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Thurs. November 26th......2 p.m.- 9 p.m. (Thanksgiving Day)
Fri. November 27th..........2 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Sat. November 28th........10 a.m.- 9 p.m. (Closing Day)

November 28
(repeats Dec. 5, 12, 19)….A Visit From Santa - The Village Shopping Center will have a special visitor from the North Pole each Saturday before Christmas starting November 28th! Childress Photography will be capturing these special moments. A special activity will be provided for from West Texas Publishers Association! The Village Shopping Center has partnered with Junior League of Lubbock on the Food2Kids Project. Help fill up stockings (located in each Village Shopping Center store) with books and coloring books, to help over 500 children receive a special gift during Christmas! Partial proceeds benefits Food2Kids Project. Events takes place In the Village Shopping Center next to Cokesbury Book Store, 82nd and Quaker; 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

November 28
(Opening Day)….Ranching Heritage Vintage Toys Interactive Exhibit — Play is the work of childhood. Sixty to 100 years ago, much of what children played with were western toys, reflecting the nation’s interest in cowboys and horses, trains and the new motorized, horseless vehicles. Examples of these toys and more are featured in the National Ranching Heritage Center’s new exhibit entitled “Play Out West.” The colorful exhibit is highlighted by a giant Lincoln Log cabin and oversize jigsaw puzzle, each created by the NRHC’s design staff. Children can build the cabin and put together the puzzle as part of this interactive exhibit, which also features a “barrel bronc,” complete with stirrups, reins and saddle for riding. "Toys are the brushes that children use to paint their imaginations onto the canvas of play," said Robert Tidwell, one of the exhibit’s curators.“Many toys throughout history have been replicas of the world in which children lived,” he added. “Often, children were able to mirror the occupations of their parents through play. Eventually, toys came to be more fanciful and whimsical. As time passed, some toys came to represent times and places far removed from the world in which a child lived. This helped to broaden a child’s landscape for amusement and learning.”One of the playscapes that captured and spurred the imaginations of children in the United States was the Old West. Cowboys had been part of the American imagination for years, and children had been interested in tales of western adventure since the days of the dime novels of the late 1800s. In the 20th century, radio dramas, comic books, motion pictures and TV shows offered more fuel to the fire of youthful imaginations. As young minds found inspiration in the Old West in the 1900s, toymakers met the market demand with a wide variety of toys ranging from cap guns and holsters to mechanical toys and various vehicles. Most of the early western-themed toys were geared toward boys, but toymakers eventually crafted toys that would appeal to girls. The peak in demand for Old West toys came in the 1950s and 1960s as television and motion pictures were filled with shows related to the Wild West. The images on the big and small screens inspired young boys and girls to have adventures of their own, and toymakers were there with scores of toys such as those linked to Roy Rogers, Howdy Doody, The Rifleman, Davy Crockett and many other popular entertainment franchises. The exhibit will close in mid-winter 2010, when construction on the Center’s North Addition is to begin.National Ranching Heritage Center museum and historical park, 3121 Fourth Street; Hours of operation: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. The historical park closes daily at 4 p.m. The NRHC is closed on major holidays. No admission fee.

Last Week's Winning Entries....

The winners of two (2) Family 5-packs to The Maize were Jennifer C. of Shallowater and Roxanne B. of Lubbock.

This Week's Ticket Giveaway....

This week we have six (6) pairs of tickets for the Polar Express train rides for this coming Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday!

To enter this random drawing, email us at and be sure to put the words "All Aboard!" 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 in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown info. Because the train departures are coming up beginning next Monday, please note that the entry deadline for this drawing will be this SATURDAY at noon! Winners will be contacted Saturday afternoon.

Please, for all contests, we request that you only enter the weekly contest once each week to be fair to everyone.


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


December 2….........51st Annual Carol of Lights
December 3….........SOS Singles (50s/60s) Monthly Dinner
December 3, 5-7…...32nd Annual Madrigal Dinner
December 5, 12…....LCT’s 1st Annual Kringle Mart
December 6….........Gary Morris in Concert
December 11-12…...31st Annual Candlelight at the Ranch

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