September 23, 2010


September 23….9th Annual Hub City BBQ Cook-off - Ribs, brisket, fajitas and more...find out who has the best BBQ in West Texas!. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All students pay $10/each and children 5 and under get in free. Evening entertainment will be provided by Kinky Wizards. Cook-off will be held in downtown Lubbock, west of the new Chamber offices in the Wells Fargo Center parking lot near Broadway and Ave. O; 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.

September 23….Bedtime at the Museum: Rainbow Fish - Come and enjoy these storytimes appropriate for children ages 8 and under with their accompanying adults. Kids may even wear their PJs! This event is free, however, pre-registration is requested; limited to 20 participants. To register contact the Museum Education office at 806.742.2432. Texas Tech Museum, 3301 4th S; 6:30-7:30 p.m.

September 23….Flatland Film Series Presents “MINE” – This moving film by Geralyn Pezanoski looks at the animals that survived Katrina and the trouble of returning them to their homes. Hailed as absorbing, a must see, Oscar material and the best movie at SXSW, “MINE” is a feature-length, independent documentary about the essential bond between humans and animals, set against the backdrop of one of the worst natural disasters in modern U.S. history: Hurricane Katrina. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students. Reserve tickets by calling (806) 762-8606. Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K; 7 p.m.

Members Only
Pre-Sale Invitation
to Tonight's Event!

The September edition of the Cradles2Crayons Children's Consignment Sale is TONIGHT! The event has a BRAND NEW LOCATION at the southeast corner of Quaker Avenue and 34th Street in the Highland Baptist Activities Center....and you're invited! Print out this ENTRY TICKET for access to our MEMBERS ONLY PRE-SALE tonight, Thursday, September 23, 2010. Remember....You must have this ticket for entry...and don't forget to bring at least one (1) can of food for the food bank. See you tonight


September 24….Senior Citizen Health Fair
– All seniors are welcome to this free event. There will be over 16 vendors that will be providing information, freebies and testing. For more information call Connie or Beth at Ventura Place at 806-785-5565. Ventura Place Retirement Community at 3026-54th Street; 10 a.m.- noon


September 24-25….Smoke on the Water BBQ Cook-Off - Purchase a $6.00 armband to sample all the great BBQ in the People's Choice Corral. Official categories include chicken, pork spare ribs, beef brisket, and cook’s choice. For more information contact Dalla Guerrieri at (806)831-1239. Buffalo Springs Lake, five miles east of Loop 289 On east 50th Street & FM 835; 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

September 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 24-25….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: “Name for a Nation” - The LSO will open its 2010-2011 season with guest pianist Roman Rabinovich, winner of the 2008 Arthur Rubenstein International Piano Master Competition, will perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The program both nights includes Piano Concerto No. 3, by Prokofiev; Overture to “The Bartered Bride,” by Smetana; and Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique,” by Tchaikovsky. Reserved seats are $50, $40 and $25 for adults, and $38, $33 and $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased on line at or by calling 762-1688. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 p.m.


September 24-26….Heart of the Plains Kennel Club Annual Dog Show - This year the show will feature conformation, obedience, rally and fun match events. Spectators are welcome, but no dogs are allowed in the facility if not entered in the show. There will be special Bred-by Exhibitor classes and Puppy classes on Friday and Saturday. There will be assorted vendor booths, and a raffle will be held with very nice prizes. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 8 a.m. until Best in Show has been presented each day (usually around 4 p.m. or 5 p.m.)

September 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 25…. Texas' Last Frontier Ranch Heritage Tour, Levelland - Visit historic ranches and other sites of historical interest in far West Texas! Participants will board air-conditioned buses in Levelland, Texas to visit the Spade Ranch, Yellow House Ranch, Slaughter Ranch headquarters & ranch cowboy camps, Mallet Ranch, and the Hiley Boyd and Duggan Ranches. The 2010 tour will also feature special stops at points of interest honoring the Buffalo Soldier heritage and the early oil and gas industry in the region. The tour culminates with a barbecue dinner, country and western music, and a living re-enactment of the life of Carrie Slaughter, Rancher C. C. Slaughter's second wife, at Girlstown USA--former headquarters of the Duggan Ranch. The ticket price of $75 covers the full day of events, including the bus tour, a book on the tour sites, lunch, evening meal, and entertainment. Seating on the buses is limited, so order your tickets soon! Sponsored by the Hockley County and Cochran County Historical Commissions. For tickets and information, please contact John or Bette Hope,, (806) 894-4062; Jim Hogue,, (806) 229-2741; or Dorothy Barker,, (806) 266-5484.

September 25….Black-eye Pea and Cider Day
- Come and join Apple Country Orchards for another special event. There will be fresh peach and apple pancakes and sausage starting at 9 a.m. with proceeds to benefit the South Plains Food Bank GRUB kids!!! Pick up your Black-eye peas, shelled, by the pound, or by the bushel and fresh squeezed apple cider, for hard cider or wine. There will also be free hayrides through the orchard, BBQ brisket and fixins for lunch, fresh veggies and lots of apple picking, 5 varieties including Winesap, Braeburn, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Ozark Gold ! Apple Country Orchards,. 4 miles east of Idalou on Hwy 62; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

September 25….Girl Scout City-Wide Recruitment – The Girl scouts are having a recruitment drive for girls in grades K-12 and fundraiser that will include a fashion show at the South Plains Mall Grand Court at 11 a.m. and a spirit day at Chick-fil-A from 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. For girls that get signed up, they will receive a free item from Chick-fil-A. For the troops that have the most spirit cards turned in, their troop will win a free Chick-fil-A party! Spirit cards will be available at the recruitment. South Plains Mall Grand Court (Loop 289 & Slide); 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

September 25….Wilson Boys & Girls Club Party - All kids invited to party at Wilson Boys & Girls Club. Enjoy free hot dogs and ice cream, prizes including computers, bicycle, Kohl’s gift card, toys and gas cards, giveaways; arts and crafts to take home, hip-hop dance contest, games, races, and school-year memberships for only 50 cents. Special guests include 104.9 “The Beat” DJs. Wilson Boys and Girls Club, 3221 59th Street; 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

September 25…."It's Not Over...YET" - Heavenly Productions, Inc., First Baptist Church and Paradign present a live recording of a play titled "It's Not Over...YET", written and directed by LeGene Brooks, of Lubbock, and featuring Lemuel T. Levels (Rebellious from Heavenly Bound Train), and Veronica Alvarez. There will also be a special appearance by Laney Wootten of First Baptist Church. Advance tickets are $15.00, or $20.00 at the door; children 6-under (free) and tickets are available at First Baptist Church, 2201 Broadway; doors open at 5 p.m. and play begins at 6 p.m.


September 27-28….2010 National Fireball Run Adventurally - The American Heroes Challenge “amazing race meets motorsports” is coming to the Hub City for the first time Sept. 27. The journey starts September 23rd in Henderson, Nevada and finishes 8 days, 18 cities, and 3500 miles later October 2nd at Galena, Illinois. Lubbock will serve as the fourth overnight pit stop for about 40 driving teams competing in an annual interactive race that raises awareness of America’s missing children. Every year during the rally, the event distributes about 75,000 posters of missing children and has helped in the recovery of 32 children. The public is invited to see the cars in person at the Overton Hotel parking lot starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 or at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 to send off the teams to their next pit stop. Although it is a free event, people are encouraged to bring cans of food for the food bank.There will be famous cars such as Lamborghinis, Model Ts and the Delorean from the movie “Back to the Future.” New York Life Insurance representatives will have free child identification kits, which have been useful in missing children cases. For more information about the run rally, visit Overton Hotel parking lot, 2322 Mac Davis Lane.

Last Week's Trivia Contest Result

Trivia Contest #1:
Which legendary conductor led the equally-famous Boston Pops Orchestra in a professional career that lasted 50 years?

Answer: Arthur Feidler
Bob D. of Lubbock

The Weekly Trivia Contest(s)....

Trivia Contest: This week, 2 winners will be chosen for a Family 5-pak to The Maize (prize package 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 “Amazing 10 Years” as your subject title.

The Question: The "maze craze" was introduced in 1986 in which western state?

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

Annual South Plains Fair To Run This Friday through October 2nd

September 24 – October 2….2010 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 concerts are free and include The Eli Young Band (September 24), Black Stone Cherry (September 25), Jake Owen (September 27), La Mafia (September 28), Blue Oyster Cult (September 29), Los Lonely Boys (September 30), En Vogue (October 1), The Grass Roots (October 2). Fair admission prices are: adult, (13 and over) $8.00, children, (under 13) $3.00 and parking is $5.00. Special days during fair week are school day: Monday (September 26th) where all children under 18 admitted free until 9 p.m. and senior citizen day: Tuesday (September 28th) where all persons over 60 years of age admitted for a discounted price of $4.00 South Plains Fair Grounds, 1012 Ave. A; 1 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and the fair operates until midnight Sunday through Thursday and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Sept. 22-26.....…HUB Performing Arts School Fall Registration
October 1-2….....Lubbock Model Railroad Display
October 2…........Texas Avenue Street Dance featuring Warrant
October 3…........Leon Rausch & The Texas Playboys in Concert
October 7…........"SOS" (Adults 50+) Monthly Dinner
October 8-9….....BubbleFest
October 16 -17….St. Joseph’s 41st Annual Sausage Festival

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