October 6, 2011


October 6…SOS Singles Group Dinner -
Enjoy some great pizza, fresh salads and tasty subs at Dion's. No reservations needed, just show up and have a great time with the group. Order and pay as you go. Invite your single friends for an evening of food, fun and fellowship! Dion's Pizza, 2721 82nd Street - south dining room; 6:30 p.m.

October 6….Nostalgia Night: Music of the '70s, '80s and '90s -
Once again, patrons have asked for the return for the ever-popular series we call "Nostalgia Nights." The Cactus Theater proudly presents the Music of the '70s, '80s and '90s featuring the incredible Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine and the beloved stars of the Cactus Theater, old and new! Tickets are $25.00 and can be reserved by calling the box office at (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave, 7:30 p.m.


October 7….First Friday Art Trail
- See the regular art venues...plus the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout the community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. Trolleys are free and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treasure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help you navigate with ease. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! The trail runs throughout downtown and Depot District from 6-9 p.m.

October 7….First Friday Art Trail at Texas Tech Museum – Come enjoy new exhibits, activities, movies, planetarium shows, free pizza, and fun for everyone! And, it's not just art….. there are dinosaurs, history, different cultures, and science all featured at the museum. Bedtime@The Museum: "Clifford's Scary Halloween," is for ages 8 and under with accompanying adult at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Activity limited to first 20 participants; no registration required. First come, first served. Movies@The Museum will be featured at 6:30 p.m. in the Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium with free admission. Stargazing on the Plaza with the South Plains Astronomy Club during First Friday will be viewing on the Museum grounds. Dress appropriately. Free. Moody Planetarium presents "Laser PINK FLOYD's 'The Wall,'" 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m. Free admission and parking. Museum of Texas Tech, 3301 4th Street; 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

October 7….Del Castillo in Concert - By overwhelming demand, this fantastic band returns with their special fusion of rock and Latin music. Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave. 7:30 p.m.


October 7-8….LCU Fall Musical: “Cinderella”
- The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. Starring Sarah Anderson, a junior from Brownfield as Cinderella, Nick Clifton, a junior from Tomball as Prince Charming, and Devon Langford, a junior from Lubbock as the Fairy Godmother. Directed by Don Williams and Laurie Doyle. Tickets available for purchase September 1, 2011 on the LCU website.
Musical performance tickets: $15 - Adult , $10 - Children (1 to 12 yrs of age), any student, seniors (55+), LCU faculty/staff. McDonald Moody Auditorium, LCU Campus, 5601 19th Street; Friday: 7:30 p.m., Saturday: 2:30 p.m. matinee and 7:30 p.m.


October 8….Punkin Day in Floydada - Come on down to Floydada for a great day of fun. There will be over 70 craft booths and 20 food vendors. Hourly entertainment is provided under the pavilion adjacent to the Courthouse, while on the Square, games for all ages continue throughout the day. Also featured that day will be a classic car display and show, cow pattie bingo, costume contest, rope making at the museum, library sale, and a tractor pull. A free street dance closes out the festivities in the evening. Floydada Texas, downtown on the square. The daylong festivities run from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

October 8….Pumpkin Fest – Apple Country Orchards will have fresh apple pancakes and sausage starting at 9:30 a.m. Pumpkin time – Come take a hayride through the orchard to the pumpkin patch. There will be lots of pumpkins to choose from….mini, pie pumpkins, jack-0-lanterns and more plus pumpkin decorating. Apple Picking - Fuji, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith apples. They provide the buckets and you eat while you pick! No pesticides or sprays on the apples! There will be fresh apple pies and turnovers ready to eat. Also roasting chilis. Enjoy hayrides through the orchard to the pumpkin patch, BBQ brisket and fixins for lunch and fresh veggies from the garden.. Apple Country Orchards, 4 miles east of Idalou on Hwy 6; Fri. 4-9 p.m.; Sat 9-9 p.m.; Sunday 9-8 p.m.

October 8….Prince and Princess Tea Party and Parade - Join the LCU Friends of the Arts for this special tea party hosted by Cinderella, Prince Charming, and the Fairy Godmother. Have your photo made with your favorite character and then join the cast in a parade down the LCU mall to the show performance. Prince and Princess Tea Party tickets: $10 per child; adults free with ticket to musical. Christian Development Center lobby – (building is south of McDonald Moody Aud. on LCU campus); 1:30 p.m.

October 8….Big XII College Football: Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M - The undefeated, hometown Red Raiders look to put one last whoopin' on the visiting Aggies before they exit the Big XII. Prior to the game, enjoy tailgating and Raider Alley pre-game festivities in the parking lots and adjacent fields near Frazier Pavilion across from the stadium. Jones AT&T Stadium. Drive of Champions and University Avenue; 6 p.m.

October 8
(repeats Oct. 15, 22, 29; Nov 5,12) …."Ransom at Dry Gulch” - More hilarity and great music as the cast of "Poker and Lace" returns in a Jane Prince Jones play, featuring Kurt Kiser, Mark Martin, Jere Lowe, Mike & Mariel Morgan, Ashley Hayes and Jane Prince Jones as saloon owner "Belle". Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave. 7:30 p.m.


October 9….Kids’ Fun Fest
- The Kids’ Fun Fest is hosted by Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic and co-sponsored by the City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation Department. The Kids’ Fun Fest is a fundraising event for non-profit organizations designed for kids and families. At the event, families will have an opportunity to stroll with their children and participate in carnival/festival type fun game and activity booths, enjoy food at the food booths, and learn about the participating charitable organizations’ activities, services, and programs. Tickets worth 50 cents each are sold to pay for booth offerings. Another main attraction of the Kids’ Fun Fest will be the Open Stage where kids of all ages can showcase their talents. Choirs, dance schools, gymnastic teams, karate schools, and individuals will have the opportunity to perform throughout the afternoon. Recruitment of these performers from local schools, churches, and businesses will be done by Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic. If you know a talented kid or a group, call the clinic at 749-3800 or download the form for performers and fax it to 749-3802. In addition to all the fun and festivities, Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic will promote a Coloring Contest for our “Scarecrow” logo. All kids from pre-K through 5th grade will be able to submit their entry for the drawing. Lubbock Children’s Health Clinic will select a 1st and 2nd place winner in three age categories, pre-k to 1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, and 4th-5th grade. Their art work will be displayed at the event and they will be recognized for their winning entry by receiving gift cards. Please visit the event's website www.kidsfunfest.weebly.com for more info. Mackenzie Park located at 600 E. Broadway (in the Santa Land area); 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

The Question: What is the name of the area dedicated to the lighted orange creations showcased at The Maize?

Answer: Pumpkin Hollow

Mande R., Ally P. and Nikki P. all of Lubbock
This Week's Trivia Contest....

This week we have two (2) Family 4-paks to the Saturday evening LCU performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the McDonald Moody Auditorium. This performance will take place on Saturday, October 8th at 7:30 p.m.

To enter the drawing for these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase “Does the Slipper Fit?” as your subject title. Winners will be randomly drawn from all correct answers.

The Question: What are the names of Cinderella’s stepsisters?

The deadline for this contest is Friday at noon and the winners will be contacted Friday by mid-afternoon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

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.

Good luck to everyone.

Parks and Recreation Department Seeking Help for "Pumpkin Trail"

n less than three weeks, the trails in the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum will be lined with hundreds of lighted jack-o-lanterns for Parks and Recreation’s 3rd Annual Pumpkin Trail! To make this happen, we need the people of Lubbock to donate their carved pumpkins to the Pumpkin Trail. The more carved pumpkins we get from the community, the longer the trail. Last year, we received 1,553 pumpkins and over 10,650 people walked the trail! Our goal this year is 2,000 or more pumpkins! Watch the pumpkin count grow at www.playlubbock.com, on Facebook at Lubbock Pumpkin Trail hosted by the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum or on the Pumpkin Trail website at www.lubbockpumpkintrail.shutterfly.com

To date, we have 709 pumpkins already pledged to the trail, so we are well on our way to our goal. Groups bringing 10 or more pumpkins will have a sign posted along the trail with their name or logo on it. Pumpkin carvings must be family-friendly and appropriate for even the youngest child. We are asking all participants to carve their pumpkins no earlier than Monday, October 17, so that they stay fresh throughout the four-day event. Whether you plan to carve one pumpkin or a dozen, call “Pumpkin Central” at Maxey Community Center, 767-3796, and let us know how many pumpkins you are bringing as we build towards our goal! In addition to pumpkins, we are also signing up volunteer groups to help each night as candle lighters, trail guides and counters.

Deliver carved pumpkins to the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum is located at 4111 University and the delivery site is on the east side of the parking lot. Look for the “DELIVER PUMPKINS HERE” signs!

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
Oct. 11...Ballet Magnificat/Christ in the Arts Joint Performance
October 14…......Fall Festival Superheroes of the Bible
October 14.....….A Tribute to Music's Greatest Power Trios
October 20–23….3rd Annual Pumpkin Trail

October 21-23…..Friends of the Library Fall Sale
October 22-23….Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show

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