September 9, 2010


September 10…. Grub and Duds Luncheon - See the Old West come alive through food and fashion. You’ll enjoy fantastic, old west-style food and a fashion show exhibiting men’s and women’s clothing from the 1860-1900 era. Even the decorations will revisit the West with samples of old-time cooking utensils and special take-home recipes from grandmother’s recipe box! The general public is invited to attend, but a limited number of reserved tickets are available. Cost is only $20/person. Please call (806) 798-7825, or email for more information. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; serving line opens at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon.


September 10-11….C.A.T.S. production of "Insane With Power" – In this production written by Scott Haan and directed by “Doc” Rivera, journalist Lois Lancaster is writing a story about the current state of modern mental health facilities. Her research takes her to a hospital populated with a unique group of quirky inmates who imagine themselves to be crime-fighting superheroes. Lois finds the elaborate superhero fantasies of Dim Bulb, Mental, Speed Freak and Kevin to be an entertaining diversion, the wild delusions of unstable minds. That is, at first. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children/seniors/students. To make reservations call (806)792-0501. You may also e-mail reservation to When making a reservation please provide your name, how many reservations, contact number, and what day you would like the reservations. We will contact you in the event that we are not able to accept your request. C.A.T.S. Playhouse; 2405-34th St; 7:30 p.m.

September 10-11 (repeats September 17-18, 24-25 ….“Heavenly Country” – This Cactus Theater production returns featuring the story of a New York Arts Critic who dies and goes to Heaven, only it's Country Music Heaven and he is in "Hell!" The music includes songs made famous by country music legends including Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell, Kitty Wells, Earnest Tubb, Hank Thompson, Patsy Cline George Jones and others. Heavenly Country experienced sold-out performances during its debut in June 2001 as well as during its return to the Cactus for the entire month of January 2002. It has matched box office records for other popular Cactus shows such as Always Patsy Cline and Buddy. Actors include Cactus stars, Kenny Maines, Jane Prince Jones, Kurt Kiser and a host of West Texas musical standouts. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


September 10-12….22nd Annual National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration
Come and enjoy activities for the entire family! Show goers will be able pick and choose from a full schedule of entertainers, western programs, and activities each day of the event. The event features more than 40 cowboy and cowgirl poets, 30 or more musical acts, 30 or more storytellers, more than 200 exhibit spaces filled with the best in western art and goods, authentic chuck wagons and other special presenters. There will also be an American Cowboy Culture Awards Banquet, Dress of The West Luncheon: Grub and Duds (an 1860-1900 clothing and food extravaganza), The Will Rogers Trick Roping Demonstrations, and the National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-off. It truly is the premier event of its kind in existence today! One of the largest events annually held in Lubbock, the Symposium draws visitors from many states and multiple nations, and people from more than 30 nations have attended in the previous twenty years. The purpose of the event is to celebrate, preserve and pass along our western heritage and cowboy culture for those who know and love it, and for those who have never known it before to learn from and enjoy it as well. To carry out these goals, the schedule includes award winning entertainers like Bill Barwick, Brenda “Sam” Deleeuw, Mike Dunn, Sid Hausman, Jim Wilson, Jim Jones, and Dennis Gaines with many other talented performers, poetry and storytelling, Native American demonstrations, and dancing, western writers/authors panels, film and movie seminars, horse handling demonstrations, a parade, chuck wagon cook-off, and exhibits of western artworks and merchandise. A current schedule of events and ticket information may be found on the official web site at . New this year are the all-inclusive, one-price “Wrangler Pass” admission tickets – available only between August 1 – September 3rd and must be purchased in advance. The Wrangler passes allow admission and meals for three days! All tickets for meals, exhibits, daily concurrent sessions, and evening performances may be purchased in advance or upon arrival at the event. The outside park area activities, entertainment, and demonstrations are free to the public throughout the event. Additional information on exhibiting, or tickets may be obtained from the show office at (806)798-7825, email at or the web site . Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.

September 10-12 (repeats September 17-19, 24-26)….“The Foreigner” - Have you ever wanted to just get away from everything and everybody and not say a single word? Charlie Baker has this chance when he goes to an old fishing lodge in rural Georgia and pretends he is a "foreigner' and can’t speak or understand a word of English. The problem is since he can’t communicate, everyone at the lodge thinks he is fair game to confide in with their most intimate secrets. (poorly worded) American playwright Larry Shue mixes laughter and poignancy in this comedy about the equality of all humans. Rating: Comedy: Family Fare. For tickets visit or call 806-749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue; Friday and Saturday: 8 p.m., Sunday: 2 p.m.


September 11….Downtown Art Market - This outdoor event features over 30 local artists and growers all showcasing their work. Booths will be set up in the Gallery, the Artlab next door, the Gallery garden and along the sidewalks on Buddy Holly. Paintings, leather work, metal work, crafts and other media will be featured this month. The local growers will have early veggies and fruits as well as plants and cut flowers. Come downtown and see what all the talk is about, meet your friends and celebrate this cultural district event! More local artists are encouraged to show their work in a booth. For more info call 687-1644 or 239-1891. Tornado Gallery, 1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

September 11….Arboretum Second Saturday Program – The topic for this program will be “The History of Roses and Their Uses” presented by Wendy Thomson. For more information call the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum at (806) 797-4520, email at, or visit Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 South University Avenue; refreshments at 9:30 a.m. and program at 10 a.m.

September 11….Butterfly Walk – Everyone is welcome to join Anthony Hewetson and the Audubon Society for a butterfly walk at the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum and Clapp Park. With the early rains and favorable weather this summer, there should be butterflies to see this fall. This is a free event. Park in the Garden and Arts Center parking lot (4215 University) and meet just inside the south end of the Arboretum by the center; 10 a.m.- noon.

September 11….National Chuck Wagon Championship Cook-Off - The annual Cook-Off boasts one of the largest chuck wagon gatherings in the nation, with more than 25 wagons attending to compete for trophy buckles, cash awards, and prizes. Each wagon is required to prepare a complete meal of chicken fried steak, pinto beans, potatoes, fruit cobbler and cornbread, sourdough biscuits or yeast rolls. Each wagon team consists of one head cook, one assistant cook, and two helpers. The head cook is responsible for appropriate equipment and wagon authenticity, meal preparation, and cleanliness of his or her area. Judges’ scores are compiled to award winners in each of five divisions: Bread, Meat, Potatoes, Beans, Dessert and Overall High Food Point. Wagons are also judged on the camp and wagon authenticity and prizes are awarded in the Ranch Wagon and Trail Wagon divisions. This year’s cook-off will host wagons from Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas. A limited number of meal tickets are available for the public to enjoy the same competition prepared meals on Saturday, September 11th. Advance purchase is highly recommended for these tickets and ticket order forms may be found on the web site at . Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.

September 11….“A Time To Remember” – You are invited to a prayer and patriotism rally remembering God, country, founding fathers, military, and first responders at the Kastman Park flag display. Kastman Park, adjacent to Murfee Elementary, on South Loop 289 between Indiana and Quaker Ave.; 5 p.m.

September 11….The Maize (Opening Day) - Fall is here and the Simpson family has created a new labyrinth that will challenge any maze goer! Come test your skills in the 12 acre cornfield full of twists and turns. This year’s design is a tribute to their 10 year anniversary. The Maize will give visitors the chance to see this startling creation and is also the perfect place to come pick your pumpkins for fall decorating and carving. We have a huge selection and varieties to choose from. It is the perfect adventure for families, school field trips, church groups, scouts, birthday parties, cooperate team building and company gatherings. So come be a part of Lubbock’s very own cornfield maize. In addition to the maize, you will find roasted corn, BBQ, rock wall, pumpkin patches, campfires, corn cannon, hay bale mazes, barnyard, concession and tent area. Maize admission -$7 , non-maize admission - $4, (3 and under are free). Hayride, Corn Cannon, Cow Train-$1 each. By reservation: Tues-Thur 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. (School Field trips) and Tues-Thur 5 – 9 p.m. (Groups). For more information call James and Patti Simpson at 787-4222 or 787-4241or visit From Shallowater: (2 miles East on FM 1294). From 4th and Frankford: (7 miles north on Frankford to FM 1294. Turn left and go ¾ of a mile). From I-27: (Take the Shallowater exit. Go 6.5 miles on FM 1294). Open to the public: Friday 5-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 2-9 p.m.


September 11-12….15th Annual Apple Butter Festival – Come enjoy a fun festival for the entire family with lots of apple picking, hayrides in the orchard, space slide, craft booths, petting zoo, face painting, meeting Johnny Appleseed, children’s activities all day, release of lady bugs in the orchard, green chili roasting, raw honey sampling and bottling, and other activities. There will also be live music in the orchard both days featuring Joe Gillis, Buddy & Tina Wright, Megan Atkinson, the Singing Plainsmen, David Mitchell, Amy Carroll, David Ellison, others. Enjoy a benefit lunch with beverage offered all day for $5, fresh apple turnovers and Bluebell Ice Cream for $2. All proceeds will benefit South Plains Food Bank District 5730 Rotary Apple Orchard, Meals On Wheels, and other charitable activities of Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary Club. Admission is $3 per person and children under 6 enter free. For more information call 806-892-2961. Apple Country Orchards, located 4 miles east of Idalou on Highway 62/82 (12206 East Hwy 62); 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Contest Result

Trivia Contest:
Heavily damaged in the 1970 tornado, can you name the drive-in theater formerly located near the area now known as Buddy Holly Park on north University Avenue?

Answer: Red Raider Drive-In
Winner: Kasey M. of Slaton

The Weekly Trivia Contest(s)....

Trivia Contest #1: This week, 1 winner will be chosen for 2 tickets to a Saturday, September 18th performance of Ballet Lubbock’s production of “Ragtime.”

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase “Ragtime Fun” as your subject title.

The Question: Which musician is largely credited with popularizing the musical style known as ragtime?


Trivia Contest 2: This week, 1 winner will be chosen for a Family 5-pak to The Maize (includes admission, hayride, cowtrain, corn cannon for 5 and your choice of pumpkin)

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase “Maize” as your subject title.

The Question: What new "lighted attraction" has been added to the offerings at The Maize this year?

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. The deadline is Sunday at midnight and the winner will be contacted Monday morning.

Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Good luck to everyone

Two "Smart" Upcoming Community Events You May Want to Check Out

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September 25….Sign-up for Children’s Health Insurance - This is the day to apply for Health Insurance for your children through CHIP or Children’s Medicaid. CHIP now provides 12 months of coverage for $50 or less. Benefits of CHIP & Children’s Medicaid are regular doctor’s visits, immunizations, eye exams and glasses, emergency and hospital care, dental check-ups, prescription drugs, and mental health services. You must bring a birth certificate for each child, social security card, and proof of income for all family members. For more information please call the YWCA at: 806-792-2723. Cavazos Middle School, 210 N. University (east entrance); 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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September 18….40th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival
September 23-25….Cradles To Crayons Consignment Sale
September 24-26….Heart of the Plains Kennel Club Dog Show
September 24-October 2….2010 Panhandle South Plains Fair
October 3…........Leon Rausch & The Texas Playboys in Concert
October 8-9….....BubbleFest

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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