November 15, 2012


November 15….Pocahontas Fall Harvest Party - Listen as Pocahontas shares her story of when she met the English Colonists. Dress like an Indian! Enjoy crafts, games and snacks! Admission is free. Registration/Tickets required. For more info call (806) 775-2834 or visit Mahon Library, 1306- 9th Street. 10:30 a.m.

November 15….Annual Adoption Expo
- As part of the celebration of National Adoption Month in November, the Lubbock Interagency Adoption Council (LIAC) will be holding its annual Adoption Expo to help recruit new families for the hundreds of children awaiting adoption in the Lubbock area.The Expo will feature an adoptive family sharing their experience, and information on how to become a foster and adoptive parent. Professionals from LIAC will be ready to answer questions and will have printed materials available. Members of LIAC are: A World for Children, Arrow Family Ministries, Bair Foundation, Benchmark Family Services, Buckner Family Services, Children's Home of Lubbock, Family and Protective Services, Methodist Children's Home and Lutheran Social Services. St. John's United Methodist Church, 1502 University Avenue; 6 p.m.


November 15-18….33rd Annual Holiday Happening - Hosted by the Junior League of Lubbock, Holiday Happening is one of the most exciting events in the Lubbock community, ushering in the Christmas season each fall. Not only is it the first visit of Santa Claus, Holiday Happening offers entertainment and shopping for the whole family. But the glitz and glamour of this highlight event is made possible by the dedicated efforts of scores of Junior League volunteers on a mission that is more far-reaching than a fun start to the holidays. This small band of women put in thousands of volunteer hours each year to hold the Junior League’s largest fundraising event providing the resources to make the Food2Kids program possible, to support Hope Lodge, to help teach children about good nutrition, and the list goes on. Be sure to check out these can't-miss special attractions such as extended shopping hours: Friday night shopping until 9 p.m. and expanded food court including Smoothie King, McAlister’s, Domino’s Pizza, Simply Decadent Bakery, A Cup of Yo, ReJAVAnate, plus many more! All events take place at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.

2012 Schedule of Events:

Market Hall – November 15 -18: Find unique gifts for everyone on your list! Enjoy extended shopping hours in two areas featuring over 130 merchants from around the country in one location!
Market Hall General Shopping Hours:

Thursday, November 15th:
10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Stroller-free shopping 10 a.m to 3 p.m.)

Friday, November 16th:
10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Saturday, November 17th:
10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sunday, November 18th:
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ladies' Day 2012 - A Snowflake Soiree, November 15
$45 per person. Return to elegance at our ladies lunch and style show. A style show provided by the merchants of Kingsgate Shopping Center will bring you up-to-date with the latest fashions as you dine on lunch provided by Market Street®. Be sure to bid on the items in the silent auction as well! Come join us for a fabulous day of food, fashion, and shopping!

10 a.m. to 11 a.m....Complimentary coffee provided by Starbuck's
10 a.m. to 3 p.m....Silent Auction
10 a.m. to 8 p.m....Market Hall Shopping
10 a.m. to 3 p.m....Stroller-free Market Hall shopping and cash bar
11 a.m....First lunch catered by Market Street® and style show featuring The Merchants of Kingsgate Shopping Center
1 p.m....Second lunch catered by Market Street® and style show featuring Merchants of Kingsgate Shopping Center
4 p.m....Auction Checkout

PJs for Pop-Tarts® on Santa Claus Lane - November 16
Santa's LIVE REINDEER will be at Holiday Happening on Friday, November 16th and Saturday, November 17th!! $15 per person...Ages 1 & up. Tickets include visit with Santa's reindeer...No Reserved Seating
Believe in the magic of Christmas on Santa Claus Lane. Bring your little ones to meet Santa and enjoy breakfast provided by Chick-fil-A® at this year’s event. Savant Photography Artistry will be available for photos with Santa, and there will be the opportunity to meet a few of Santa’s closest friends….his reindeer! Holiday PJs are welcome here, and so are donations of Pop-Tarts®! Enjoy entertainment by West Texas Children's Choir. Your holiday pajamas are welcome & encouraged here, as are donations of Pop-Tarts®, benefitting Food2Kids!

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m....Photographs
10 a.m. to 5 p.m....Visit with Santa's reindeer
10 a.m....Breakfast
Market Hall shopping 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Breakfast at Santa's Workshop - November 17
$15 per person..Ages 1 & up. Tickets include visit with Santa's reindeer...No Reserved Seating.
A once-in-a-lifetime visit for breakfast in Santa's Workshop. Your little ones’ eyes will light up with joy at the sight of Santa's workshop and his reindeer. Enjoy breakfast provided by Chick-fil-A® and entertainment by West Texas Children's Choir. Don’t forget to have your picture taken by Savant Photography Artistry! On your way out, be sure to visit Santa’s reindeer and leave your letters for Santa in his mailbox! You won’t want to miss breakfast with Santa AND his LIVE reindeer!

8 a.m. to 4 p.m......Photographs
9 a.m. to 10 a.m....First Seating
11 a.m. to 12 p.m....Second Seating

9 a.m. to 6 p.m.....Visit with Santa's reindeer
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.....Market Hall shopping


ovember 16…."The Lost Littlefield Murals" Gallery Talk at the NRHC - Dr. David B. Gracy II of Austin, Texas, will discuss “The Lost Littlefield Murals” and their connection to ranching. Gracy is the Governor Bill Daniel Professor Emeritus in Archival Enterprise for the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. He is also the great-great nephew of Major George Washington Littlefield, one of Texas’ most successful cattlemen and founder of the town of Littlefield, Texas. The program will be free for Ranching Heritage Association members and $5 for non-members. Reservations are required in advance and space is limited. Contact Emily Wilkinson Arellano at or (806) 742-0498. A reception will follow the program. Gracy will discuss the Littlefield Murals in the context of the ranches and ranching they depict, including the Four Lakes Ranch in New Mexico and the Yellow House Ranch in Lamb and Hockley counties. His presentation comprises dozens of slides to illustrate the information. “The Lost Littlefield Murals” exhibit showcases the murals that Littlefield commissioned for the Littlefield Building on Congress Street in downtown Austin, Texas, built in 1910 to house the American National Bank. To accomplish the goal of creating not only the tallest building between New Orleans and San Francisco, but also eclipsing any other building in Austin in terms of style and decoration, he commissioned a young muralist, E. Martin Hennings, to create six canvas murals celebrating the ranching and cattle industry. The murals were painted from real-life scenes on Littlefield’s Yellow House Ranch, formerly the southern division of the XIT Ranch, in Lamb and Hockley counties. A private collector purchased the three murals on exhibit in 1954 and knowledge of the murals’ location and condition was unknown until recently. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth Street; 7 p.m.

November 16-17….Cactus Theater: “Smoke on the Mountain” - The play takes place in the sanctuary of the Mountain Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, located just west of Hickory near the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is Saturday night in June of 1938. The United States is in the last years of the Great Depression. Organized religion is at its peak. Saturday night sings by families of gospel singers have become the much-needed and highly-appreciated entertainment of the time. Gospel-singing families traditionally sing at one church on Saturday night, then do a few guest appearances on Sunday morning at other churches in the area. The Sanders are appearing tonight after a five-year hiatus from the gospel-singing circuit. They travel in an ancient bus with "The Sanders Family" hand -painted on the side. Original cast members Mike Morgan, Kenny Maines, Jane Prince Jones, Cami Caldwell and Mark Paden will be returning to reprise their roles and Dustin Garrett and Tatum Sheets will be joining the cast playing the roles of the twins! Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

November 16-17….Celebrity Attractions: “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” - Hundreds of astonishing costumes and a cast of over 30 artists bring “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” to life while performing astonishing acrobatic feats. Experience gingerbread men flipping mid air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires, snowmen daringly balancing and reindeer soaring high above a landscape of holiday wonderment. An original musical score including some seasonal favorites accompany hundreds of astonishing costumes and holiday dreams in a settling of gigantic gifts, colossal candy canes and 30-foot towering soldiers creating a wonderland of spectacle. Celebrity Attractions recommends “Cirque Dreams Holidaze” for all ages. Each child is different and the decision to attend this show should be made by the parent or guardian. No matter the age, every person must have a ticket. Tickets are available at Select-A-Seat and can be reserved by calling 770-2000. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.


November 16 – 18….Texas Tech’s School of Music: “A Little Night Music” - The music theatre program is presenting the musical, based on Ingmar Bergman’s 1955 Swedish film “Smiles of a Summer Night.” Music and lyrics for the musical were written by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Hugh Wheeler, the story contains the song “Send in the Clowns.” The story is focused on the romantic lives of several couples, and people whose lives are intertwined by the past. Performances are directed by Gerald Dolter, director of Texas Tech music theatre, and the set designer is Tim Walsh. The University Symphony Orchestra will provide accompaniment. The musical deals with adult themes and language, so discretion is advised. Tickets are priced at $15 for the public, $13 for seniors, and $10 for students and children. They are available for purchase through Select-A-Seat by calling 770-2000, at Texas Tech Allen Theatre, located inside the Student Union Building; 7 p.m. on November 16th and 17th, and 2 p.m. November 18th.

November 17….Lubbock Just Between Friends Toy & Christmas Decor Consignment Sale - Find everything on your holiday wish list under one roof! Lubbock's VERY first and only Toy & Christmas Decor Consignment Sale is this coming Saturday. There will be lots of toys, books, puzzles, games, baby equipment, strollers, car seats, high chairs, bouncy seats, holiday clothing items for boys and girls and Christmas decor items such as wreaths, ornaments, trees and more. Everything is 50 - 90% off retail prices! Be a smart mom this holiday season and shop consignment BEFORE retail and save your family's hard-earned money! You don't want to miss this one day sale! Trinity Christian School, 6701 University Avenue; 7a.m. – 4 p.m.

November 17 (Repeats December 1)….Holiday Mash Up – Tired of going to the same places to complete your holiday shopping list? Dreading another trip to the mall to fight the crowds for the same old boring gifts? Try the Holiday Mash Up. It’s a one stop high quality shopping experience for the holidays including custom made jewelry, clothing, baby bows and gifts, candles, luxury body care essentials, home décor and other one of a kind gifts. There will be a photographer to take Christmas pictures, refreshments, massages and beautiful custom gift wrapping while you wait. Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

Fall Trivia Question: From which language did the word AUTUMN originate?

Answer: The word autumn comes from the old French word autompne (automne in modern French), and also from the Latin word autumnus.

Winners: Alicia D. and Sandra R. both of Lubbock.

A Double-shot of Trivia.....

First Contest ….This week,1 winner will be chosen for 2 tickets to this Friday's performance of Celebrity Attractions' “Cirque Dreams Holidaze”.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Home for the Holidaze" as your subject title.

Question: Who is considered the "father” of Cirque du Soleil?

Second Contest
…..2 winners will be chosen for 2 tickets for Market Hall Shopping at Holiday Happening, taking place today through Sunday..

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Christmas Town USA" as your subject title.

Christmas Trivia Question: What are the Christmas related names of these cities in Indiana, Missouri and Wisconsin?

NOTE: The deadline for BOTH of these contests is Thursday (tonight!) at midnight and the winners will be contacted Friday morning. 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...
August 14-15…...Cactus Theater: "Dooley’s Back at Belle’s"
November 21….....Community Thanksgiving Eve Service
November 22-25…Santa's Land Drive-Thru Christmas Park
November 30….....Betenbough Christmas Open House
November 30….....Slaton's 5th Friday Art on the Square
December 1….......Christmas Craft Show
December 1.....….Santa in the Village
December 2…......Annual Nutcracker Tea
December 7…......Pride of West Texas Christmas Show
December 8......…Annual Greek Pastry Bake Sale
December 13…....Ransom Canyon Christmas Home Tour

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