October 20, 2011


October 20….Rayzor Dent Book Signing -
Lubbock native and author, Ray Dent, will return to his hometown for a week in October. Come meet, greet and eat at Eddie's Real Pit Bar-B- Q Thursday October 20, for a book discussion and signing. Ray “Rayzor” Dent will be in West Texas promoting his new novel, “Vaulted Eagles.” The book is historical fiction set in the American Southwest. Based on customer reviews, it was recently rated by Amazon.com as number 29 out of 2,842 Kindle eBooks in the fiction genre “Family Saga.” The novel, also available in paperback, follows the heroes’ journey of a brother, a sister, and a freed slave from the Battle of The Alamo through the beginnings of the American Transcontinental Railroad. “’Vaulted Eagles’ covers this remarkable 17-year window during which Mexico descended from its position as the second largest country in the world, and the American West was born,” said Dent, regarding the timeline for the story. Reserve your BBQ dinner by calling Julie Barron Terrell at 806-773-1199. Dinner includes a juicy chopped beef brisket sandwich, chips, fixin's and a drink for $8.00. Eddies BBQ, 1324 East 50th Street; 6:30 p.m.

October 20….Texas Tech Symphonic Band Concert
- The Texas Tech University School of Music and The College of Visual & Performing Arts Music would like to invite everyone to a free performance of the Symphonic Band with Ben Lorenzo, conducting. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus; 8 p.m.


ctober 20–23….3rd Annual Pumpkin Trail - Bring your families and friends and walk along a lighted trail of carved jack-o-lanterns in the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum in Clapp Park! Stroller and wheelchair accessible! Admission is free! Last year, citizens donated 1,553 pumpkins and attendance was 10,650 people! Parking available at the following locations with vans available each night: Hodges Community Center ~ 40th Street and University, Garden and Arts Center ~ 44th Street and University, and Safety City/Clapp Pool ~ 46th University and Avenue U (east side of Clapp Park). This event is sponsored by City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation and the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum! For more information, call the folks at "Pumpkin Central" located in Maxey Community Center, 806-767-3796!

Two entrances: Lubbock Memorial Arboretum at 4111 University and the Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center at 4215 University

Evenings – Pumpkin lighting begins at 5:30 pm.
6-9 pm Thursday GAC & LMA - October 20
6-10 pm Friday GAC & LMA - October 21
6-10 pm Saturday GAC & LMA - October 22
6-9 pm Sunday GAC & LMA - October 23

Daylight – An autumn scene of pumpkins, fall foliage and blue sky!
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday GAC & LMA - October 21-23


October 21….Gatti’s Pizza Carnival
- Come join Gatti's Pizza for an indoor carnival. There will be food and games, prizes, a costume contest, and much more in a safe and family-friendly event! Kids in Costume eat for free (one free child age 4-12 per adult buffet purchase). *Buffet Purchase required for entry. For more information please find Gatti's Pizza-Lubbock on facebook or call (806) 791-2200! Gatti's Pizza, 5001 50th Street; 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.

October 21….Shane and Shane's "The One You Need" Fall TourFeaturing guest artists Bethany Dillon and Freely. Tickets are $10 tickets online at www.shaneandshane.com and $15 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Lubbock International House of Prayer. Calvary Baptist Church, 5301 82nd Street; 7 p.m.

October 21….Trinity Church: Girls Night Out Event
- Prize, the Women’s Ministry at Trinity Church is proud to present Girls’ Night Out with special guest speaker Debbie Morris of Gateway Church. This fun-filled free event is for women of all ages. Girls’ Night Out is designed to allow girlfriends to spend time together doing what girls love to do: encourage one another, chat, laugh, have fun, shop and experience community. Immediately following Girls’ Night Out, Prize Happenings after-party will be taking place at the University Campus. Prize Happenings will provide the opportunity to chat with chicks, shop with friends, and enjoy tasty treats. The after-party will kick off with a fashion show following extraordinary shopping in which all the women will be able to view a variety of vendors such as Hippie Chick, Bybee’s, J Hoffman’s, Dustee’s, Décor, and many more. This fashionable selection of retailers at Prize Happenings will give the audience a chance to discover unique services, gifts and provide an overall great retail experience. For more information, or to inquire about volunteer opportunities, please contact Meredith Mitchell, administrative assistant to Prize Women’s Ministry at mmitchell@trinitytoday.com or call 806.792.3363 x3312. Girl’s Night Out will be from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Trinity Church Sanctuary at 7002 Canton Ave. Following Girls’ Night Out, Prize Happenings will take place at the University Campus from 9–11 p.m. at 6701 University.

October 21 (Repeats Oct. 28; November 11, 18)….A Tribute to Music's Greatest Power Trios - Throughout the history of rock 'n' roll, there have always been "power trios" that rocked America. This show pays tribute to bands such as ZZ Top, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, the Police, Green Day and many more. Featuring the amazing talents of the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine Power Trio. Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


October 21-22
(repeats October 28-31)…."Fright Night: Three Tales of Terror" - Would you like a good scare this Halloween ? How about three? This Halloween CATS Playhouse is offering "FRIGHT NIGHT: Three Tales of Terror," written and adapted by L. Don Swartz. The show consists of three one acts: Midnight Wax, Monkey’s Paw, and "The Tell-Tale Heart." The show is a variation of all three stories told independently. "Midnight Wax," is the story of an ambitious reporter who agrees to spend the night alone in a wax museum to write a Halloween piece, only to discover that she is not the only one in the museum with a secret. This is an original piece by L. Don Swartz. "Monkey's Paw," tells the story of a family destroyed by a grisly talisman that promises to grant three wishes. Adapted by L. Don Swartz from the original story by W.W. Jacobs. "The Tell-Tale Heart," is set in the contemporary American judicial system where clinical experts delve too deeply into a killer's scarred psyche, only to discover that the motiveless murder is anything but. Adapted by L. Don Swartz from the original story by Edgar Allen Poe. Direction is by Todd Eldridge. Big crowds are expected with this show, and reservations are recommended. Please call the theater at 806-792-0501 to make your reservations. The show is recommended for ages 13 and up. Everyone is encouraged to come in costume to get into the spirit of the evening’s festivities. CATS Playhouse, 2257 34th St; Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the thrills begin at 7 p.m.

October 21–22….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra - The LSO welcomes Bulgarian maestro Pavel Baleff as a guest conductor to lead the orchestra in presenting a diverse program sure to excite and inspire. From German composer Carl Otto Nicolai’s dramatic Overture to “Merry Wives of Windsor”, and the lively Trombone Concerto by Samuel Jones featuring trombonist, James Decker, to the sweepingly dynamic Symphony No. 4 of Johannes Brahms, this evening will be one you do not want to miss. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.


October 21, 22, 23….Friends of the Library Fall Sale
- Lubbock libraries need friends more than ever this season. The public libraries of Lubbock are really lucky: they have one-thousand special friends devoted to them all the time. Those one-thousand are members of Friends of the Library, which holds book sales raising more than one-hundred-thousand-dollars a year, year after year, to help the libraries with important programs such as Summer Reading and other unfinanced needs. Friends President Gretchen Scott says that phrase “unfinanced needs” is more important this year than ever before because of budget cuts and she adds, ”I believe this fall’s sale will be the biggest in our long history; we have the best selection of books ever, thanks to our generous donors, and we want to thank the community for continuing support.” With an estimated 150,000 books available to be purchased. But it’s not just traditional books. There are audio books; videos, both VHS and DVD; music, both records and CDs; framed art, originals and prints; and collectible items for a silent auction. Gretchen Scott adds this note to attract a particular audience: “This year we are featuring a large collection of science fiction ---lots of Star Trek and Star Wars material.” Typical prices are $1 for hard-bound books and 50 cents for paper-backs. There are higher price tags for items in special sections. Admission to the sale is free, but Friday the 21st is set aside for Friends of the Library members only. Memberships are available at the door for $10. Payment is by cash or check. No credit or debit cards. Books and other items may be donated every day at collection boxes in the main library and its branches. 75 volunteers are at work every day at sorting the donations and preparing the Mahon basement for what could turn out to be a record-breaking crowd of bookworms, bargain hunters, and library-lovers. Mahon Library basement, 1306 9th Street; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

October 21-23
(repeats Oct. 28-30; Nov 4-6)….Lubbock Community Theatre presents: “Over The Tavern” - In that idealized period of 20th century America, the Eisenhower years of the 1950's, the Pazinski family has a lot going on in the their cramped Buffalo apartment. The youngest of the bunch, 12 year old Ruby, is a smart, wise-cracking kid who's starting to question family values and the Roman Catholic Church. When Rudy goes up against the ruler-wielding Sister Clarissa and announces that instead of being confirmed he'd rather shop around for a more fun religion, all hell breaks loose. A warm and hilarious look at family, growing up and God. This play is written by Tom Dudzick and directed by Jay Brown. Rated: PG-13. To reserve tickets call (806) 749-2416 or visit lubbockcommunitytheatre.org. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday & Saturday 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.


October 22….AwesoMe SuccEss Network Arts & Craft Fair/Business Expo
– The AwesoMe SuccEss Network is back for their second year and hosting an Arts & Crafts Fair/Business Expo. Admission is free to the public. All of the booths are set up by local vendors. Please come out and support your local arts and crafts enthusiasts. For more information, please contact awesome.success.vjuarez@gmail.com. Science Spectrum (South Entrance), 2579 S Loop 289; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

October 22….7th Annual Strut for the Mutts Fundraiser - The Haven Animal Care Shelter is hosting its 7th annual Strut for the Mutts fundraiser at Higginbotham Park. This 1.5-mile dog walk is the Haven's biggest fundraiser of the year and proceeds from this event go towards veterinary bills for current and future Haven residents. You can walk your own dog or just walk yourself! There will be raffle prizes, so stick around after the walk for a chance to win some fun prizes! Visit havenacs.org or email havenacs@gmail.com for more information. Higginbotham Park, 19th Street and Vicksburg Avenue; 10 a.m.

October 22….Skeet Shoot Fundraiser – Help send one of Lubbock’s own to a national talent competition in Los Angeles. Tori is a red-headed, 8 year old, straight-A student that loves to model and act. She is excited for the opportunity to make her dreams come true. Cost is $40.00 per participant. Entrance fee covers range fee and 50 clay targets. Participants are responsible for providing shot gun and ammunition. Top prize is a cobra field gauge shotgun valued at $319.00. Purchase tickets at http://skeetshooteventbrite.com. Call Eric Lusk at 806-535-1191 for questions. Rustic Range, 9911 E. CR 7300, Slaton, TX; 10 a.m.

October 22….Octoberfest German Sausage Meal - Come and enjoy a German sausage meal complete with German Chocolate cake - dine-in or carry-out. $8 for adults; $4 for children under 10 years of age. Benefits go for the mission service projects of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, such as Mosiac, Neighborhood House, Lutheran World Relief, and the youth. For more information, please call 806-744-6178. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2221 Avenue W; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

October 22….4th Annual Princess Cookie Party - Ahoy mates and beauties! Cookies by Design is having their fourth annual Princess Cookie Party-and they are inviting the boys! Princesses and Pirates of all ages are invited to dress up and come decorate your own crown or treasure chest cookie. You will be able to have your picture made with a Disney princess or a swashbuckling pirate! Cost is $10 for the event and reservations are required. Please call 794-6992 to RSVP by Thursday, October 20th (four-one hour parties), Cookies by Design, 3310-82nd Street; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

October 22
(repeats Oct. 29; November 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 and Mariel Morgan, Ashley Hayes and Jane Prince Jones as saloon owner "Belle". Dozens of songs ranging from pop to country are interwoven in this comic farce set in the old west. 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 22-23….Silver Spur Gun & Blade Show
– This is an event where exhibitors come from all around to sell their wares, you can buy things, sell, or even trade guns, knives, swords and of the like. There are lots of guns (new and used), ammo, holsters, accessories, hunting stuff, jewelry for the ladies, knives, coins, collectibles, books and military items and much, more. Admission: $5 adults, under 12 free (2-for-1 during the first hour, both days) - $1 off ACTIVE military or NRA w/ID. Only 1 discount/special can be used at a time. Event takes place at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Saturday: 9-5 p.m.; Sunday 10-5 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

The Question: In Greek mythology, who was in charge of guarding the labyrinth (maze)?


Winners: Dee Ann W., Cheryl F., Judy G. all of Lubbock
This Week's Trivia Contest....

This week, 1 winner will be chosen for two tickets to see the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra this Saturday evening.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at
info@lubbockfunclub.com using the fun phrase "Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark" as your subject title.

The Question: A memorable television episode of "Seinfeld" revolved around Elaine and a visit to the symphony in which she couldn't control her giggles. What was this episode entitled?

The deadline for this contest is Friday (TOMORROW) at noon and the winner 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!

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
October 27….Building Strong Families Parenting Conference
October 28….Silly Science Carnival
October 28….Ranching Heritage Center Heritage Halloween
October 29….Buddy Holly Center Día de los Muertos Workshop
October 29....Sounds of West Texas Concert

October 29….Country-Western Dance
October 31….Spooky Science Carnival
October 31….Halloween Costume Photo Shoot

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