September 19, 2013


September 19….Bike Safety Expo -
October is Brain Injury Awareness Month and the West Texas Cycling Association is teaming with UMC to host an event at the South Plains Mall to bring awareness to the Lubbock community. The focus of this event will be bicycling safety. It will include information on the importance of wearing a helmet while cycling, following all applicable bicycle laws and educating drivers on how to share the road. We will display the ghost bike that was created in memory of Britta Schneider who was killed on 4th St in July of 2012 and the bicycle that Paul Nichols was riding when he was killed in March of this year. A limited number of children’s bicycle helmets will be given away on a first come-first served basis (courtesy of UMC). To learn more about this event, please contact Susan Alger at Cell: 806-790-4118. South Plains Mall, 6002 Slide Rd; Noon – 4 p.m.

September 19....The Museum of Texas Tech University: ”Life On Mars”
- The Museum of Texas Tech University is pleased to co-sponsor “A Year in the Life of Curiosity on Mars” presented by Dr. Darby Dyar. The Mars rover Curiosity has been roaming the surface of Mars for more than an Earth year now. When it landed safely in August of 2012, people danced in Times Square and rejoiced all over the world. A new era of Martian exploration had begun. This was the most sophisticated robot explorer ever sent from Earth to the distant Red Planet. Curiosity’s most novel technology, the laser instrument that most closely resembles a geologist's light saber, has shot more than 70,000 holes in Martian rocks and soils. How does the laser work? Why is it making holes in rocks? What secrets has it uncovered? How is the rover’s exploration moving us toward manned missions and eventual human settlements on Mars? Dr. Darby will discuss these and other fascinating questions and revelations uncovered by Curiosity. Mount Holyoke College professor Dr. Darby Dyar, a member of the Mars Science Laboratory science team, will give an insider's view into the daily life of the robotic rover and its scientists, reflect back on the sites and accomplishments of the past year, and look forward to the next year on Mars. Parking is free and available in the museum’s north and west lots. Please enter through the west (Indiana facing) doors, which open at 7 p.m. For more information about museum hours, call 806.742.2490 or email Helen DeVitt Jones Sculpture Court and Auditorium, 3301 4th & Indiana Avenue. Reception with Dr. Dyar, Sculpture Court from 7- 8 p.m:; Lecture begins at 8 p.m.


September 20….Movie Night at Maxey Park - It’s movie night at Maxey Park again! This month’s event will be sponsored by Mi Casita Nursing and Rehabilitation. Bring your family, favorite picnic dinner, comfy blankets and lawn chairs and you will be set to enjoy a night your family will remember! The movie “A Monster in Paris,” rated PG, will be showing behind the Maxey Community Center at dusk. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more info call 806.767.3796 or visit Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street; 6 – 7:30 p.m.

September 20
(Repeats September 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 20 - 22 (Repeats Sept. 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 21….Beauty in These Dry Times: A Water-Wise Garden Tour - The Lubbock Arboretum, the City of Lubbock and the Lubbock Master Gardeners are partnering to present Beauty in These Dry Times: A Water-Wise Garden Tour. Tickets are only $5 and will be sold on the day of the event at the Lubbock Arboretum (4111 University) and at all home locations (TBA). This self-paced tour is designed to showcase interesting and well-executed water-wise landscapes, PLUS give you practical information on how to effectively alter your landscape to look beautiful and still reduce water usage. You will have plenty of time to linger in these gardens, ask experts about special garden features and learn new techniques for water-wise garden planning. Whether you are designing a new landscape or converting an existing one, attending this tour is an important first step! For more information call 806.797.4520. Lubbock Arboretum, 4111 University; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

September 21….Storytelling at Copper Breaks State Park - Storytelling is one of the most ancient arts and our earliest form of entertainment. Even in a world of computers, I pads, and smart phones, stories allow us to understand what we cannot experience first hand. This ancient art form will come to Copper Breaks on Saturday September 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. with storytellers Fred Peters and Jaye McLaughlin. Some of their stories will focus on the adventures of John “Catch “Em Alive” Abernathy who set a record travelling the country on horseback with his two boys. Their first adventure was a 1909 trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico when the boys were 9 and 5 years old. Abernathy witnessed one of the most exciting times in American history and his stories bring that time to life. Fred and Jaye are associated with the Tipi Storytellers and are members of the Tejas Storytelling Association and the Tarrant Area Guild of Storytellers. They have performed throughout Texas and Oklahoma.“Turn off the T.V. and come out for stories of the old west,” said park manager David D Turner, “No matter what words begin them, or whether we read them, e-mail them, watch them or hear them, stories are all around us.” For more information on the storytelling program or other park facilities or programs, contact the park during regular business hours at 940-839-4331. Copper Breaks State Park is located 13 miles south of Quanah and eight miles north of Crowell on State Highway 6.

September 21….Cactus Theater: “A Gospel Celebration” - Hear some of the most uplifting old time and contemporary Christian music favorites of all time! You'll know every song and enjoy the singing and playing of an array the finest Christian artists ever assembled on the Cactus stage. From quartets to solo artists to instrumental favorites, we believe, this evening of praise and celebration will be an unforgettable anointed night of worship and celebration! See our website for more information and the line-up of performers. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased by calling 806.762.3233 or visiting the theater website at Cactus Theater,1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

September 21….Lubbock Lake Landmark Night Hike - Join guides at dusk to explore the Landmark after dark! Gather at the Robert A. Nash Interpretive Center to begin the adventure. Be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toed shoes (no sandals, no flip-flops) and bring a bottle of water. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive; Dusk.

Panhandle South Plains Fair Kicks Off 96th Edition On Thursday

September 20 – 28….Panhandle South Plains Fair - The South Plains Fair is back! Grab the family and come one out to celebrate tons of activities, food and music. New events and features continue to be added to the Fair each year. But for all the changes and growth, the Panhandle South Plains Fair remains a place for people of all ages to enjoy. From the midway rides - bigger and faster each year - to the agricultural exhibits, the corn dogs to the superstars, there is literally something for everyone! Throughout the Fairs past and present, there exists an air of fun and nostalgia that can be equaled in few other places. Generations of people have grown up with the South Plains Fair - "a showcase of diversity by day, and a luminous, sparkling array of brilliance by night!" New entertainment this year includes Bronkar's Circus of Sound, Lumberjills and Tropical Illusions. Returning acts include Bruno's Tiger Show, Jimmy The Spoon Man, Matt's Family Jam, Rock-It the Robot, Ron Diamond – Hypnotist and Wild About Monkeys. All concerts will be free again this year! You must have a ticket to enter the show. These tickets will be available through the participating radio stations. Concert tickets do not include admission or parking fees. 2013 FAIR OFFICE TICKET GIVEAWAY: We will be giving away up to 4 tickets per household to the following shows: Tommy James and the Shondells, Quiet Riot, Brandy, and Adelitas Way. We will not be giving away tickets to Lee Brice or AB Quintanilla and the Kumbia Allstars. You will need to get those from the sponsoring radio stations. You can come by the office at 1012 Ave A and fill out a ticket request form to receive your tickets. The office is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. If you live out of town, you can send a ticket request to and they will be mailed to you. Tickets will be given away until Tuesday, September 17th or until we run out. Admission cost: Adults, 13 and over $8.00, Children, 2—12 $4.00 and Parking $5.00.

Specials for the week are:

Thursday, September 19th - Buck-A-Ride Nite (All rides are $1.00 from
6 p.m. - 11 p.m. and there is no parking or admission fee),

Sunday, September 22nd - Family Day (All persons under 18 years of age admitted free until 9 p.m.)

Tuesday, September 24th - Senior Citizens Day (All persons over 60 years of age pay only $4.00)

For more information, visit South Plains Fairground, northeast corner of Broadway and Ave A. The Fair gates will open at 8 a.m. daily and close at 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday. The carnival opens at 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 11a.m. Saturday and Sunday and operates until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturday.

"The Maize" Opens With Tribute to "Wizard of Oz" 75th Anniversary

September – November 30….The Maize - Fall is here and the Simpson family has created a new labyrinth that will challenge any maze goer! Come test your skills in the 12 acre cornfield full of twists and turns. This year’s design is The Wizard of Oz. The Maize will give visitors the chance to see this startling creation and is also the perfect place to come pick your pumpkins for fall decorating and carving. They have a huge selection and varieties to choose from. It is the perfect adventure for families, school field trips, church groups, scouts, birthday parties, cooperate team building and company gatherings. So come be a part of Lubbock’s very own cornfield maize. In addition to the maize, you will find delicious food, rock wall, pumpkin patches, campfires, corn cannon, hay bale mazes, barnyard, concession and tent area. The hayride to Pumpkin Hollow is open every Friday and Saturday evening (September 27 – November 23) and features over 150 carved and illuminated pumpkins. Maize admission is $8.00 (4 & under are free). Non-maize admission is $4.00 (4 & under are free). Hayride to Pumpkin Hollow is $5.00. Maize and Pumpkin Hollow Combo is $10.00. For more info, call James and Patti Simpson at 787-4222 or 787-4241or visit From Shallowater: (2 miles East on FM 1294). From 4th and Frankford: (7 miles north on Frankford to FM 1294. Turn left and go ¾ of a mile). From I-27: (Take the Shallowater exit, go 6.5 miles on FM 1294). Open to the public: Tuesday - Friday 6-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sunday 2-9 p.m. Closed Mondays.

Looking Ahead....

September 26.…12th Annual Hub City BBQ Cook-Off
September 26….Miranda Lambert/Dierks Bentley in Concert
Sept. 26–29…Heart of the Plains Kennel Club AKC Dog Shows
September 27….New Neighbors Club Annual Fundraiser
September 28….Hike for Health
September 28….JABFest 2013
September 28….Singles Hamburger/Hotdog Nite at Hillcrest
September 28….Cactus Theater: “An Evening Of Broadway”

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