October 27, 2011


October 27….Annual Building Strong Families Parenting Conference
– You are invited to the upcoming Annual Building Strong Families Parenting Conference. There will be four sessions of seminars, in both English and Spanish. Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served. There will also be many Exhibits open. Registration deadline was October 21...so check to see if any spaces remain available. For more information call 806-795-5437 or email bsfconf@yahoo.com. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.


October 28….Silly Science Carnival
– This is an exciting annual Fall fun event just for pre-schoolers! This Fall themed mini-carnival will take place in the Science Spectrum museum, and is perfect for those younger ones that might not want to get out and compete with the older kids at other Halloween events. Here are just some of the fun activities planned: carnival games with guaranteed prizes, a fall themed mini-maze, mini-bounce house, silly science crafts, silly science live demos, spooky critter zoo, a costume parade and snacks and sweet trick-or-treats. All Silly Science Carnival activities will be located in the museum and are included with standard museum admission. $8 for Adults and $6.50 for children (3-12) and Seniors (60+). Children 2 & under are free with an adult. Tickets to the Silly Science Carnival also include full museum admission. Get $1.00 off standard Museum admission with 2 cans of food per person donated to the South Plains Food Bank! Members get in free with two cans of food per person. The Silly Science Carnival is only recommended for families with children preschool aged children, up to age 5. No scary costumes please! For more information, the public may call 806-745-2525 ext. 234 or visit www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

October 28….National Ranching Heritage Center Heritage Halloween - The National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University will host an old-fashioned Harvest Festival during the 5th annual Heritage Halloween event. Visitors of all ages can take part free of charge. Trick-or-Treaters can fill their bags with period-correct treats as they visit several of the historic structures at the NRHC. Also offered are $1 hayrides through the park, a cakewalk at the McLaughlin Arbor, stick horse rodeos led by the TTU Rodeo Team and more. “Heritage Halloween is an opportunity for children to enjoy the holiday in a safe and educational way,” said event coordinator and Manager of Education Emily Arellano. “As children in costumes visit the historic buildings, their treats will be period-correct for each house. For example, at the 1909 Barton House, volunteers will be handing out Hershey’s Kisses, which were developed in 1906. At the 1886 Las Escarbadas division of the XIT Ranch, Trick or Treaters will receive Tootsie Rolls, which were developed in 1896.” Heritage Halloween is free to the public, but donations are welcome at the door. For additional information, contact Emily at (806) 742-0498 or by e-mail at emily.arellano@ttu.edu. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th Street; 4 p.m.- 7 p.m.

October 28….Christ the King Cathedral School’s Home & School Association Fall Festival - For dozens of years, this event has been one of the school’s biggest fundraisers. Established in the early 1970s and facilitated by parent volunteers, the Fall Festival is an event that brings hundreds of school families, church members, and area residents together as a community. This long-running fundraiser will provide affordable fun for the entire family. The school will be alive with a variety of booths to enjoy! Home-cooked food, bingo, a silent auction, a bake sale and many games will be available for attendees. Bouncers, a cake walk, and Trick or Treat Alley are some of the highlights of the event. All are welcome to join the Christ the King Cathedral School community for an evening of fall fun! For additional information, please contact: Christy Duran, Development Director, at 806-795-8283, ext. 211 or cduran@ctkcathedral.org. Christ the King Cathedral School, 4011 54th Street; 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.

October 28 (Repeats 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 28-30
(Repeats 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. The play is written by Tom Dudzick; 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 and Saturday 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.


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 29….The Buddy Holly Center Día de los Muertos Workshop
- The workshop cost $5, and is open for all ages. There will be art stations related to Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), including sugar skulls, macaroni skeletons, and skeleton pets. Families are welcome. For more info, please call Lisa Howe, Education Coordinator at 806.775.3567. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

October 29….Big XII College Football: Texas Tech vs. Iowa State - The newly-ranked Red Raiders are riding high after their stunning victory in Oklahoma last weekend and look to build on the momentum against the Iowa State Cyclones at home. 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 29....Sounds of West Texas Concert - Classic country, pop nostalgia and gospel music will be performed at the Sounds of West Texas concert. There will be a longer than usual gospel segment, and featured performers will be Larry Allen, Lesley Arbona, Brittney Bennett, Susan Browning, Steve Burrus, Texas Cadillac Jack Country Band, Mike Carraway, Country Club Band, Martin Duckett, Blaine Eubanks, Harvest Trio, Larry Johnson, Jessica Kirk, Kaci Keltz, Darryl Lippe, Donnetta Lippe, Wade McNutt, LaTronda Moyers, Wally Moyers, Ellie Nickens, Tyler Richardson, Hunter Sides, Reagan Sides, Shanna Sides, Jerry Slater, Betty Smith, Keith Smith, Tom Slagle, Mark Wallney, Terry Westbrook, Tyler Westbrook and Cathy Whitten. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for college students with IDs, and $7 for children between ages 4-12. The price is $12 apiece for those who purchase tickets in groups of 10 or more. Tickets are on sale at the Select-a-Seat outlets, Amigo's Supermarket, Dollar Western Wear, Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, Market Street, Ralph's Records, Texas Tech Student Union's ticket booth and United Supermarkets. Call 770-2000 or toll free (800) 735 1288 for more information. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 p.m.

October 29….Country-Western Dance, Music by The "Martin" Country Band - Join in on a fun-filled evening of dancing on 6000 square feet of hardwood floor in the newly air-conditioned building. Pulled pork and barbeque sandwiches with chips will be available for only $5 more. Alcohol-free and smoke-free environment. Call (806) 765-8736 for questions. Lubbock Area Square Round Dance Federation Building, 2305 120th St; 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

October 29
(Repeats 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 30….A Classically Crazy Halloween Hauntcert
- A crazy afternoon of haunting works by classic composers, presented in a new light. Costumes and skits are the order of the day. Disguise the entire family for this unforgettable 1-hour performance, filled with fun, excitement and great music performed by the University Symphony Orchestra. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus; 3 p.m.

MONDAY - Halloween

October 31….Spooky Science Carnival - One of Lubbock’s largest annual Halloween events, the Spooky Science Carnival at the Science Spectrum, is back again for another exciting year of family friendly “spooky, not scary”fun! This year’s event should be even bigger and better than previous years with several new activities scheduled. In addition to the traditional Halloween carnival games and activities, new features for this year include; the Spooky Snakes and Reptiles Show, featuring master snake handler and magician Darryl Sprout of Snake Encounters (Dallas, Texas), as well as the all new Spooky Scientist Show featuring Professor Bumbledorf and his wacky lab experiments gone a-muck! The fun all takes place on Halloween Night, Monday, October 31st from 5 to 9 p.m. This event is great for families and kids of all ages looking for a safe Halloween alternative and a fun, educational party all rolled into one. This year’s Spooky Science Carnival will include; free trick-or-treating, carnival style games with guaranteed prizes, inflatable bounce house, obstacle courses and a giant slide, Spooksville Express barrel train, Spooky Snakes & Reptile Show, Spooky Scientist Show, family and Kids costume contest, spooky science lab experiments, a “spooky not scary” haunted house! (geared for ages 12 and under), spooky science crafts, visitors can tour entire Science Spectrum Museum. Once again this year, families that bring two cans of food per person to benefit the South Plains Food Bank will receive $1.00 off their carnival admission. Admission to the Spooky Science Carnival is included with a regular museum ticket of $8.00 for adults and $6.50 for kids (ages 3 to 12) and seniors (ages 60+). The Spooky Science Carnival is recommended for families with children up to age 14. No scary costumes please! For more info, you are invited to call (806) 745-2525 or visit www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289.

Schedule for Spooky Science Carnival:
5 p.m. - Carnival, Games and Museum open to the public.
5:30 p.m. – Spooky Scientist Show
6 p.m. – Spooky Snakes & Reptile Show
6:30 p.m. – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)
7 p.m. – Family & Kids Costume Contests
7:30 p.m. – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)
8 p.m. – Spooky Snakes & Reptile Show (repeat)
8:30 p.m. – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)
9 p.m. – Carnival ends

October 31….Halloween Costume Photo Shoot – For a donation of 3 cans of food or $5.00 Mark McCall Photography will photograph each child in costume in digital format on a fall background. Siblings welcome. Images will be downloadable from website the next day for you to email, put on facebook or print. Proceeds to benefit Lubbock Meals on Wheels. For more information call 783-3003 or visit www.markmccallphotography.com. No appointment needed. Mark McCall Photography, 604 Broadway; 5:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

October 31….Trunk or Treat
- This annual event is fun for all ages! Call 744-6178 for more information about this family activity. Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2221 Avenue W; 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

October 31….Freaky Fun Night
- Open your costume trunks, and bring on a scare, for a night full of fun times, and good eats to share! Games, concessions, prizes, and much, much more! Join St.Luke’s for a fun and safe Halloween this year! St. Luke’s Southwest, 98th and Frankford; 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

The Question: A memorable episode of "Seinfeld" revolved around Elaine's visit to the symphony. What was this episode entitled?

"The Maestro"
Winner: Beckey L. of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Contests....

Trivia Contest #1: This week, 2 winners will be chosen for a family 4-pack to the Silly Science Carnival this Friday morning (that's TOMORROW)!

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

The Question: In creepy fashion, which legendary magician died on Halloween in 1926?

The deadline for this contest is TODAY (Thursday) at noon and the winner will be contacted tonight by 8:30 p.m.. 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.

Trivia Contest #2: For this contest, 2 winners will be chosen for a family 4-pack to the Spooky Science Carnival this coming Monday evening (Halloween).

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

Two-Part Question: In the original 1931 film "Frankenstein", how was Baron Frankenstein's creation billed in the credits?
(Note: We're looking for a) the billing of the character; and b) the billing for the actor who played the creation...both are unique.)

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

Good luck to everyone!

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
November 3…..Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner
November 5..“Holiday Memories” Gift Fair
November 6…..Vesper Concert: John Rutter's Requiem
November 11…New Neighbors Club: A Live Auction and Lunch
November 11….“It’s Magic!”
November 18-19….Celebrity Attractions: "Young Frankenstein”
November 18….“A Night on the Red Carpet”

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