October 7, 2010


October 7….Lubbock Fun Club "SOS" (Adults 50+) Monthly Dinner
– Come and enjoy time with other singles. This is going to be another great dinner! Order and pay at the counter for your meal. Space is limited to 57 people in the Preston Smith Room. Seating will be "first come first served.” Come and enjoy a great meal and entertainment of Mexican mariachi music. For any questions feel free to call Jeanne at 777-9484. River Smith's Chicken & Catfish, 406 Ave. Q; 6:30 p.m.

October 7…Sixth Annual Vino Festivo - .In celebration of Lubbock’s Big Brothers Big Sisters 40th anniversary, Cap*Rock Winery will host the Sixth Annual Vino Festivo. The festivities include wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music from the Lubbock community. The event’s proceeds will benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters agency. Attendees can participate in a silent art auction featuring work ranging from local professionals to Lubbock’s own BBBS youth, Miller said. “We usually have around 100 pieces from our kids for the event. We do a lot of arts and crafts, and they think it’s amazing that they can actually sell a piece,” she said. “The theme for them is ‘I imagine.’ We are amazed by some of the pieces that we are getting.” Tickets for the Vino Festivo can be purchased by calling (806) 763-6131, or by visiting www.bbbslubbock.org. Tickets $40 per person and sponsorship packages range from $450-$4,500. Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. Caprock Winery, 408 E Woodrow Rd; 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.


October 8…. Halloween Happenings - Kids will enjoy Pizza, Skeleton Cookies, making Skeleton Necklaces & Glow in the Dark Skeleton Costumes along with other fun Halloween themed games & activities like "Mummy Wrap" (team contest - 1st team to cover their "mummy" from head to toe is the winner) & "Lights Out" - a game of Capture the Pumpkins using flashlights (a version of a hide and go seek challenge with pumpkins). Kids will also enjoy spooky Halloween music and treat prizes. Register now. Space is limited! If you are unable to come down to the center to pre-register please call to hold your spot and you can make payment this Friday evening when you drop the kids off. Just a reminder that we accept Exact Cash or Checks made payable to Maxey Center - City of Lubbock. Please include your drivers license # and the expiration date at the top of your check. Cost is $10 per child. Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th St; 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.


October 8-9….BubbleFest
- Have fun playing together as a family at this one-of-a-kind event where science, art and imagination all collide! Learn the real science of “playing” with bubbles. The highlight of this year’s festival will be performances by BubbleMania, featuring bubble-ologist Casey Carle. Casey’s bubble show combines science, art and comedy for a spectacular show like you’ve never seen before! Find out how bubbles form, why they're spherical, how to make a cube bubble and the science of bubble bursting! Be prepared to be amazed and entertained as you see amazing soap bubble manipulations - from intricate and detailed bubble art (bubble chains, spaceships, fog filled bubbles, crystal balls and square bubbles) to placing a child inside a giant bubble! Casey’s enthusiasm is infectious, and his experience is amazing! Other BubbleFest activities include bubble shapes, floating bubbles, bubble gum blowing contest, bubble toys and solutions, bubble art, bubbles in science and the latest and greatest “SpaceBubble 2.0,” the museum’s brand new domed portable planetarium and digital theater! All BubbleFest activities are included with standard museum admission. Science Spectrum Members get an extra special sneak peak at all the fun on Friday night! BubbleMania shows during BubbleFest will be held: Friday (members only night) at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. For additional info on BubbleMania visit; http://www.bubblemania.com/. Science Spectrum and Omni Theater, 2579 S Loop 289; Friday (members only night): 6 p.m.- 8 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

October 8-9 (repeats October 15-16, 22-23, 29-30; November 5-6, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25)….“Minnie’s Pearls” - Who could have ever dreamed that a country gal with a $1.98 price tag hanging from her straw hat would become the queen of country comedy? For 50 years, the character Sarah Cannon created in "Minnie Pearl" held her position on the Grand Ole Opry with her countrified comedy routines. In her decades of appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, Minnie crossed paths, befriended and inspired many, many female country artists. The Cactus Theater proudly presents Jane Prince Jones as Minnie Pearl and Terri Caldwell singing the hit songs of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and Reba McEntire, in their second production endeavor. Continuing in the tradition of "Always, Patsy Cline" come see this wonderful duo make their magic on stage once more in "Minnie's Pearls." Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by calling 762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

October 8-9….LCU Theatre presents: "Carousel" - Carousel takes place on the New England Coast between 1873 and 1888. "In a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century, the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, captivates and marries the naïve millworker, Julie Jordan. Billy loses his job just as he learns that Julie is pregnant, and
desparately intent on providing a decent life for his family, he is coerced into being an accomplice to a robbery. Caught in the act and facing the certainty of prison, he takes his own life and is sent "up there." Billy is allowed to return to earth for one day fifteen years later, and he encounters the daughter he never knew. She is a lonely, friendless teenager, her father’s reputation as a thief and bully haunted her throughout her young life. How Billy instills in both the child and her mother a sense of hope and dignity is a dramatic testimony to the power of love. It’s easy to understand why, of all the shows they created, “Carousel” was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s personal favorite." Suitable for all audiences. Tickets available from Select-a-Seat: $15 for adults and $10 Seniors, students, children. Call 770-2000. McDonald Moody Auditorium – LCU campus; 8 p.m.


October 9….Apple Orchard Pumpkin Fest - It is pumpkin time and there are lots of pumpkins to choose from, pie pumpkins, turbans, gourds, apple dumplins, carnival, blue hubbard, cinderella, jarrandale, kushaw, lumina, big mack and jack-0-lanterns and more! Come and enjoy pumpkin decorating, apple picking including Fuji, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Arkansas Black, Braeburn and Cameo apples. Buckets are provided and you eat while you pick ! There are no pesticides or sprays on the apples. Fresh apple pies and apple turnovers are ready to eat as well as roasting chilis ! There are free hayrides through the Orchard. BBQ brisket and fixins for lunch and fresh veggies from the garden !Fresh peach and apple pancakes and sausage starting at 9 a.m. with proceeds to benefit the South Plains Food Bank GRUB kids. Apple Country Orchards. 4 miles east of Idalou on Hwy 62; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

October 9….Downtown Art Market – October brings harvest time gourds, pumpkins and winter veggies plus the best in local arts. 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.

October 9….Floydada Punkin Days - The area known as the “Pumpkin Capital of the World” will have its 23rd annual Punkin Day to celebrate the fall and their bountiful harvest. For the early risers, Punkin Day festivities begin at 7 a.m. Saturday with registration for the 8 a.m. 5K run; there will also be a one-mile fun run at 9 a.m. Throughout the day, starting at 9 a.m. at the Floyd County Courthouse Square, there will be arts and crafts booths, a classic car show, cow patty bingo, rope-making, live entertainment, baked pumpkin goods, and an assortment of pumpkin-related games. Those participating in the contest for best pumpkin baked goods and recipe and the pumpkin decorating contest must turn in their entries at 9 a.m. The Floydada Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsoring the event, will sell “Punkin Capital” merchandise and $5 tickets for cow patty bingo. For more information, contact the chamber at 983-3434.

October 9….“Remembering Our Heroes”
- The Lubbock County Historical Commission will present the Silent Wings Museum with a marker commemorating the South Plains Army Airfield, the largest glider pilot training facility in the United States. Following the marker dedication, Philippe Esvelin, author of Forgotten Wings, will give a presentation centered on WWII Glider Pilots and their contribution to the war. Immediately following his presentation there will be a light reception in the Hangar Gallery. Silent Wings Museum 6202 N I-27; 2:30 p.m.

October 9….Benefit for Lubbock Chapter of Kairos Outside - This will be a night of praise and worship featuring David House and the New Hope Community Church Choir. Snacks and child care will be provided. This event will support the Lubbock Chapter of Kairos Outside, an international prison ministry that supports women whose lives have been impacted by the incarceration of loved ones. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 10308 Indiana Avenue; 7 p.m.

October 9….Final StarWalk Program at Copper Breaks
- Jupiter and its moons will headline the Saturday StarWalk program at Copper Breaks State Park. The nationally acclaimed public astronomy program will end its popular naked-eye presentations by taking a look at the gas giant and its satellites. Program originator Jeri Turner will lead participants for the last time in an exploration of the night sky beginning at sunset, around 7:45 p.m., in Big Pond Campground. In addition to the after-dark program, SkyGuide volunteers will offer Sun Fun, beginning at 3:45 p.m. Sun Fun offers the public rare views of our own star, the Sun, through telescopes fitted with filters for safe viewing. Nighttime observing begins after sunset. Turner begins the program with a tour of the darkening sky-the original StarWalk. Blending science with history, legends, and lore, Turner takes the public on a trip through major constellations, and introduces the “star-hopping” technique to find stars and other interesting objects. After the StarWalk, the public is invited to view various dark-sky objects through the park’s binoculars and telescopes with the help of knowledgeable SkyGuides. These volunteers come from throughout Texas and Oklahoma to assist with the StarWalk program through the generous use of their own equipment. Saturday’s StarWalk will mark the end of the StarWalk program. Upon entering the park, StarWalk signs will direct visitors to Big Pond Campground and parking. The quarter-mile walk into the observing area is on lighted asphalt, and extra assistance for the handicapped is available from park personnel. For more information on Copper Breaks events or facilities, contact the park daily during regular business hours at 940-839-4331. Copper Breaks State Park is located13 miles south of Quanah and eight miles north of Crowell on State Highway 6.

Announcing Lubbock Fun Club
"Fall Family Day" at BubbleFest!

Be ready to be entertained, thrilled and utterly amazed at this year's edition of BubbleFest at the Science Spectrum this Saturday, October 9th.

The event will showcase the amazing talents of some of the world's foremost bubble blowing masters....and, as a bonus, the Lubbock Fun Club is playing host to the Saturday events and offering a $1 discount coupon good for each member of your family...so come one, come all for a day of fun together!

Bring this coupon to receive your discount
and bring the whole family for a great time. Event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday!

Weekly Trivia Contest Returns....

This week....as before.....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 info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase “Crazy for the Maize” as your subject title.

The Question: Which comedian/actor/author/banjoist shot to stardom in the 1970s with his "wild and crazy guy" routines?

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!

Special: PRE-SALE Ticket Buying Chance for Fun Club Members!

Get your tickets to Celebrity Attractions' October 29-30 presentations of “Fiddler on the Roof” before they go on sale to the general public....and help benefit a local charitable organization, too! The special presale takes place THROUGH TODAY, Thursday, October 7th. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will go directly to The Bridge of Lubbock. To order tickets call Select-A-Seat at 770-2000 or click the graphic to buy tickets online at SelectASeatLubbock.com. Use the password: bridge to access the pre-sale area. Enjoy!

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Just Between Friends Children's Consignment Sale October 13-16

Come be a part of a new children's consignment sale in Lubbock. Join as a consignor or just come by and shop...you won’t find a better way to make money on your items by having your own garage sale or using a local consignment store. Once you try Just Between Friends, you'll never go back to the old way of selling your things! Look for great deals on "gently used" children's clothing, name brand maternity wear, toys, outside playground equipment, baby and nursery items, books, videos, and many more unique children's items, furniture, room decor and sporting goods. Visit http://lubbock.jbfsale.com/ for times and details. Melanie Square, 80th & Indiana.


October 16…......6th Annual Dog Day Howl-O-Ween
October 16 -17….St. Joseph’s 41st Annual Sausage Festival
October 21-24…..2nd Annual Pumpkin Trail
October 22-24, 29-31, Nov. 5-7….LCT: “The Elephant Man”

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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