September 12, 2013


September 12….Texas Tech Red Raider Football - The hometown Texas Tech Red Raiders tackle the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University in Jones AT&T Stadium. Note: This is an ultra-rare, nationally-televised Thursday night game. Stadium located at Marsha Sharp Freeway and University Ave; 6:30 p.m.


September 13….The New Neighbors Club Membership Luncheon
– The New Neighbors Club will kick off their new year by hosting a Membership Program and Luncheon. A special musical program will be performed by Gennell and Hardold Buchanan. Members and guests are invited to participate in this exciting event. Cost for the lunch is $14 and reservations are required. For more information about this Luncheon or other Club activities such as Bridge, Canasta, Pinochle, 42, Book Club, etc., call Mary Valentini at 799-4450 or Hillcrest Country Club, 4011 N. Boston; 10:30 a.m.

September 13
(Repeats September 20, 27)….Cactus Theater: A Tribute to Bon Jovi, Journey and Aerosmith - Musically speaking - it doesn't get any more exciting than this! Mega hit songs made famous by rock bands that are bigger than life! Come see how we do Bon Jovi, Journey and Aerosmith at the Cactus Theater! Get ready for "Livin' on a Prayer", "Don't Stop Believing", "Dream On" and many more classic tunes! You will love this concert. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased by calling 806.762.3233 or visiting Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

September 13….Texas Tech University School Of Music: A Faculty Concert of Premieres - Featuring the Co-Texas Premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison’s “Crossroads.” An online video pre-concert conversation with Chamber Music Amarillo begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas, TTU Campus; 8 p.m.

September 13 - 15 (Repeats Sept. 20 - 22; 27 - 29)….Lubbock Community Theatre: “Time Stands Still” - From Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies comes a moving and often hilarious story of relationships, mid-life crisis and the ties of friendship. After barely surviving a bomb blast in Iraq, photojournalist Sarah Goodwin finds herself caught in a tug-of-war between her exhilarating career and the contentment of family life. Returning home into the care of her long-time lover James, Sarah's caught off guard by his desire for family and by the simple domestic life pursued by Richard, her editor, and his much younger girlfriend Mandy. Written by Donald Marguiles and directed By Jay C. Brown. Rated PG-13. To reserve tickets call (806) 749-2416 or visit Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue. Times: Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinee offered at 2 p.m.

September 13 - 15….26th Annual Fiestas Patrias Lubbock 2013 -
The purpose of Fiestas Patrias Lubbock is to celebrate Mexican Indpendence Day by embracing Hispanic heritage in art, dance, music and the wonderful flavors of authentic Mexican cuisine. The event schedule includes a scholarship pageant with a wonderful show featuring insightful Hispanic music and dance, a lively and colorful parade down historic Broadway. A children’s art area is always part of the fun. The food is legendary and the entertainment memorable. For more information call 806.789.5013


September 13 - 16….The Friends of the Lubbock Public Library Fall Book Sale - There is no equivalent in the region to find such wonderful treasures at such a low price (regular paperbacks are $0.50 and regular hardcovers are $1.00). Since this early spring volunteers have spent thousands of hours sorting tens do thousands of books and other generously donated items. The basement of Mahon Library has become an amazing Ali Baba’s cave that will rejoice readers of any age. You will be able to find children’s books, fiction and nonfiction books, a large selection of “Better Books,” books on tape and CD, VHS and DVDs, music on vinyl, tape and CD, art works and this year a new “Best Books” section. September 13th is the members only sale from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. New members and families may join for only $10.00 , students for $5.00 and businesses for $100.00 at the door. Please, note that the Friends of the Lubbock Public Library will accept cash or checks only; payments by debit and credit cards will not be allowed. All proceeds benefit the Lubbock public libraries. Mahon Library basement, 1306 – 9th Street; Saturday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday: 1 - 4 p.m., Monday: 3 -7 p.m.


September 14….9th Annual Strut for the Mutts - The Strut for the Mutts is a 1-mile walk around Higginbotham Park, and this year we are also adding a 5K fun run/walk! The run begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. You are welcome to attend both or only one if you wish. The Haven brings 15-20 adoptable Haven dogs for the event, and people can sign up to walk them (or this year run with them) during the event. If you are interested in walking a Haven dog, you do have to pre-register. To register for the Strut, you have a number of options. You can go to the Haven’s website, and click on the registration form on the front page (you can even pay via Paypal securely on site!), or you can go to any area United Supermarkets, J&B Coffee, veterinarian clinics, or pet groomers to pick up a registration form. And don’t forget…we always have a large raffle drawing at the conclusion of the 1-mile walk! Every registered participant receives a raffle ticket. The Haven Animal Care Shelter Inc. is a non-profit, no-kill animal sanctuary that provides sanctuary for homeless, abandoned and injured please come and join in the Strut for the Mutts. All proceeds from this event go directly to caring for the beautiful animals at the shelter. Higginbotham Park, 19th Street and Vicksburg Avenue; 8 a.m.

September 14….Walk To End Lupus Now - Registration begins at 9:00, walk start at 10:00 amThis fun family, pet friendly event benefitting the Lupus Foundation of America, North Texas Chapter is the signature event of the Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. In more than 70 cities and towns across America thousands of people walk to make a difference in the lives of all people affected by lupus and raise essential funds for education, support services, programs and research. Please visit to register online. Buddy Holly Recreation Area, 2525 N. University Ave. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m.

September 14….Downtown Farmers/Art Market - Time for the Farmers Market! Through the end of season in October, the market will be open twice every month on the second and fourth Saturdays. That's twice the chances to come see and purchase the finest in local art and the freshest in locally produced foods and produce. There will be lots of vendors including Sunburst Farms, Crazy Hoe Farms, Harden Farms, Apple Country and Crusty's Wood Fired Pizza. Folks, this one will be big! Visit the venue website to learn more about this exciting event, see for more info. Depot District, 19th & Buddy Holly; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m...or until all is sold out!

September 14….Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center Fall Arts and Crafts Festival - The Fall Arts Festival is a family-oriented arts festival that includes more than 100 vendors selling handcrafted items, all day entertainment on the main stage, art demonstrations and concession booths. This event has traditionally attracted more than 10,000 visitors and this year we are hoping to make the festival bigger and better than ever. Vendors have traditionally offered such items as jewelry, clothing, hand made items and other fine arts and crafts. The Annual Arts and Crafts Festival is fun for the entire family! This annual event held every September includes arts and crafts, exhibits, kid’s area, demonstrations, entertainment, and food. Free Trolley Park and Ride service from Clapp Swimming Pool at 46th and Avenue U and Hodges Community Center parking lots. Booths available. Space limited! Admission is free! Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Avenue; 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

September 14….Arboretum Second Saturday Program: “The Flora of Kenya and Malawi” - Dr. Cynthia McKenney, Professor of Horticulture and the Associate Chair of the Department of Plant and Soil Science at TTU will present this program based on her trip to Africa this summer. It should be a fabulous program, as many plants that will grow in Africa are suited for West Texas! Cynthia was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association and is currently serving as President of our Board of Trustees. Admission is free. The Arboretum will be selling packages of spring-flowering bulbs at great prices! Look for our booth at the Fall Festival this Saturday, and stock up on bulbs. The Fall planting season is just a few weeks away! Buy yours bulbs at our sale, and the Arboretum gets the profits instead of some no-name box store. This is a great way to support the Arboretum at no additional cost to you. Arboretum’s Interpretive Center (little red brick house art 42nd Street and University Ave); 10 a.m.

September 14….Children's Home of Lubbock's Annual Fall Festival - The Annual Fall Festival is held on the campus of The Children's Home of Lubbock each September. In addition to being a fund-raiser, this event serves as an opportunity for our friends and supporters to enjoy our beautiful campus and get to know students and staff. Features include inflatable games, and horse-drawn carriages from Leon and Greg Pinkert. There will be a barbeque meal (lovingly served-up by Gus and Phyllis Menendez), our children's parade (hayride, carriage, train, tractor, bicycles, floats, fire engine and other interesting vehicles), a wonderful silent auction and bake sale. Live entertainment will be provided by: Lone Prairie and The Batten Family Band. Children will enjoy the rides and inflatable games...and the parade is expected to be, as always, a BIG hit...this year featuring floats starting at 10:30 a.m. Adults will especially enjoy the silent auction benefiting the Home. One of the highlights of the day will be the auctioning of several home-made pies, made with delicious 'children's home' pecans. BBQ Lunch will be available for $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more info visit Children's Home of Lubbock's campus, 4404 Idalou Highway, Lubbock, TX; 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

September 14….Shallowater 1st Annual Cotton Fest - Shallowater Elementary PTO will be hosting Cotton Fest and all are invited to come help support our school. There will be over 20 vendors, live music, games for kids, concessions, and a whole lot more! Shallowater Elementary parking lot, 1100 Avenue K; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

September 14….Menopause...The Musical – Come join the sisterhood! Four women at a lingerie sale with nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This hilarious musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles! See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for over 10 years! It's the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change! To reserve tickets call Select-A-Seat at 770-2000 or visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

September 14….Cactus Theater: New Talent Showcase - Come see the cream of the crop from our July auditions ( audition info below ) and the debut Cactus performance for several outstanding invited guest performers. These performers will be accompanied by the most versatile band ever, "Dustin Garrett and the 2013 Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine." Come experience the fun and excitement with these future West Texas Music favorites. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased by calling 806.762.3233 or visiting the website at Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m


September 14 - 15….Buffalo Springs Lake Hot Air Balloon Round Up - Balloons start to launch at Sunrise (weather permitting) Approx. 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. Adult entry (12yrs and up) $6.00 for both days. Will receive wrist band to come both days. Kids 11 and under are FREE. Tethered rides will be available for FREE Saturday in the morning! Balloons will be launched on the golf course. Buffalo Springs Lake, 9999 High Meadow Road; 7 a.m.- 11:45 a.m. on the west end of the lake.

September 14 - 15….18th Annual Apple Butter Festival
– The annual Apple Butter Festival is fun for the entire family! Fun activities include hayrides through the orchard, live music, space slide, craft booths, petting zoo for the kids, meet Johnny Appleseed, face painting, release of lady bugs in the orchard, green chili roasting, a rock climbing wall in the trees, and lots of pre-picked apples, a BBQ lunch, apple turnovers and ice cream. For more information call 806-781-1753 or 806-892-2961 or email with questions. Benefits Meals on Wheel and other charities. Apple Country Orchards, (just 12 miles east of Lubbock on Hwy 62.). Benefits Meals on Wheel and other charities; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days!


September 15….Texas Tech University School Of Music: The French Connection - Trombone Professor James T. Decker will perform works written by French Composers, including Berlioz, Debussy, Casterede and Bozza. Performing with Mr. Decker will be pianist Susan Wass. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas, TTU Campus; 4 p.m.

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