September 26, 2013


September 26…12th Annual Hub City BBQ Cook-Off
– Come enjoy mouth-watering West Texas BBQ, live music and great networking at the 12th Annual Hub City BBQ Cook-off. Entertainment by No Justice with opening by The Kyle Bennett Band. Gate tickets will be $30 General Admission for adults, $10 for children ages 6-10 and no charge for children 5 and under. Admission includes all you can eat BBQ, while supplies last, and complimentary beverages. This is a rain or shine event - all sales are final. For additional information, call the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce at (806) 761-7000 or visit; Entry gates are located at Broadway & Ave. O; Main Street & Ave. M; and Broadway & Ave. J.; 5 – 8 p.m.

September 26….Miranda Lambert/Dierks Bentley in Concert - The United Spirit Arena welcomes country music stars Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley, in concert as part of their "Locked and Reloaded" tour. Special musical guests, Charlie Worsham and Jukebox Mafia are scheduled to open the show. Tickets may be purchased at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center box office, the Texas Tech University Student Union box office, Dollar Western Wear, Ralph’s Records and United Supermarkets. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 806.770.2000 or visit United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave; 7:30 p.m.

September 26 – 29….Heart of the Plains Kennel Club AKC Dog Shows and Obedience and Rally Trials -
The Heart of the Plains Kennel Club will be hosting 3 days of American Kennel Club licensed dog shows and obedience and rally trials and will also host its first ever conformation All Breed Open Show on September 26th at 5:30 p.m., featuring rare breeds. Dogs attending these shows will be competing in Conformation, Obedience and Rally. In conformation, the judge compares the dogs in competition with his interpretation of the perfect dog as described in the breed’s written standard. The dog coming closest to the breed standard will be awarded points toward its championship title or hopefully move on to Group and Best In Show competition. In Obedience, dogs will be scored on their proficiency in heeling, retrieving, jumping, signal work and scent discrimination. The newest AKC sport, Rally, will also be exhibited at these shows. Rally competition is a planned heeling course that includes a variety of turns, serpentine moves and jumps. In both Obedience and Rally, exhibitors will be competing for qualifying scores toward AKC titles. Each day will have an entry of more than 600 dogs, coming from more than 20 states and foreign countries. Many of the top winning dogs in the nation will compete at these shows. In honor of Responsible Dog Ownership Days, the shows will display the winning artwork from Southcrest Christian School Elementary for the Club’s 16th annual “Kid’s Art Show at the Dog Show.” There will be free educational material offered to the public and no admission fee will be charged for these shows. No un-entered dogs allowed. For more information, call 794-1256, 535-3794, email at or visit us at Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.

September 27….New Neighbors Club Annual Card Game Fundraiser - The New Neighbors Club invites everyone to participate in their Sept. 27th Card Fundraiser which includes Bridge, Canasta, Pinochle, Spades and 42. The event starts at 9:30 a.m. with lunch provided. The cost is $15 per individual. Prizes will be awarded for winning scores for the day. This benefit is part of the Club's fund raising activities that provides yearly financial contributions to community agencies. Last year the Club supported the South Plains Food Bank, Ronald MacDonald House, South Plains Children Shelter and Meals on Wheels. You do not need to be a Club member to participate. Get your partner and sign up by email to: or call Ann Griffin at 441-8222. Deadline for reservations is Sept. 24th. Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Avenue; 9:30 a.m.

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; 7:30 p.m.

September 27 - 28….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Classical 1: Resurrection – Join the LSO as the curtain rises on the In Pursuit Of Beauty 2013-2014 season. The LSO’s spectacular opening night performances will spotlight just one monumental work -Symphony No. 2 in C minor by Gustav Mahler. This extraordinary masterwork unites the LSO with The Lubbock Chorale, Texas Tech University Choir and distinguished soloists for a powerful and breathtaking discovery of the beauty of the after-life. The American Cancer Society will likewise partner with the LSO providing powerful stories of cancer survivors and cancer warriors. The stage is being set, and these performances will establish momentum for the remainder of the season. To purchase tickets call (806)762-1688 or visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.

September 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 28….Hike for Health - Lubbock's children and families are invited to engage in a novel community-wide event that communicates the interconnectedness between environmental stewardship and personal health. You and your family will participate in a short hike with educational booths that emphasize the importance of fitness, preservation of natural resources, and unstructured outdoor play. You will have the opportunity to earn points as you participate in a number of fun and engaging educational activities. Points can be redeemed for prizes provided by TTU and community organizations. Lubbock Lake Landmark, 2401 Landmark Drive; 9 a.m.- Noon.

September 28….Downtown Farmers Market - Time for the Farmers Market! 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 official website to learn more at for more information. Depot District, 19th & Buddy Holly; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m....or until everyone is sold out!

September 28….JABFest 2013 - The Josh Abbott Band and a group of his musical friends, including Wade Bowen, The Dirty River Boys, Uncle Lucius, Wheeler Brothers, The Dirty Guv’nahs and The Wind + The Wave will return to Lubbock for JABFest 2013. Admission is $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the gate. All ages can attend and 12 and under are free. Folding chairs and blankets are allowed. For more information on this event, please visit Lonestar Amphitheater, 602 East 19th Ave. Gates open at 4 p.m.

September 28….Lubbock Fun Club’s Singles Only Stuff (SOS) Hamburgers and Hotdogs at Hillcrest - A singles group for adults 45+. Meet new friends and enjoy eating and socializing or playing games by the pool. $12 per person (includes tax and gratuity), cash only. Cash bar will be available. RSVP by email to – or Robbie, 790-7578 or Jan, 778-0419. General Information About the Group: Singles Only Stuff (SOS) is an adult singles group of age 45 years and older who are always looking for new and exciting events to participate in and attend with others. We are not a dating service but a group of friends that like to do things with other singles. You can always pick and choose the activities that best fit your lifestyle, interests and calendar. There is no membership fee, just pay for the events you choose to participate in. We do things such as picnics, plays, ice cream socials, game nights, movies, Tech basketball games, spook houses, soup swaps, pot lucks, music events, and the list goes on. We all love to eat! We meet for dinner (6:30) at a designated restaurant on the first Thursday of every month. We also have a breakfast club that meets monthly on a Saturday morning for breakfast (9:30). We always have fun and it is so refreshing to be able to enjoy other singles in a social atmosphere. So, if you are looking to make new friends and enjoy a variety of activities with others, please join us! Watch for our next dinner announcement on the Lubbock Fun Club postcard. For more information, email or call Robbie, 790-7578 or Jan, 778-0419. Hillcrest Country Club Pool House, 4011 N. Boston; 7 p.m.

September 28….Cactus Theater: “An Evening Of Broadway” - Don't miss the second edition of an evening on Broadway. The packed house loved every note of the May show. Join the absolute best vocalists you've ever heard as they present an all new selection of Broadway tunes you've grown to love! Get your tickets early, this is sure to be a sold out house! 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 29…. Texas Tech University School of Music: Arla Jo Anderton Guest Artist Carillon Concert – Admission is free. West Bell Tower, TTU Administration Building; 5 p.m.

September 29…. Texas Tech University School of Music: Celtic Ensemble Fall Concert – The TTU music department presents a wonderful collection of Irish music and the public is invited to attend. Admission to this community presentation is free of charge. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech Campus; 7 p.m.

Panhandle South Plains Fair Ends Weeklong Run This Saturday

Thursday, September 26 – Saturday, Sept. 28….Panhandle South Plains Fair - The South Plains Fair is winding down! 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. Admission cost: Adults, 13 and over $8.00, Children, 2—12 $4.00 and Parking $5.00. For more info see 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. on Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday. The carnival opens at 3 p.m. Thursday-Friday, and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and operates until 11 p.m. on Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturday.

Looking Ahead....

October 5….Octoberfest at Historic Redeemer Lutheran
October 5….BubbleFest at Science Spectrum
October 8-11….Friends of the Wolfforth Library Fall Sale
October 11-12….C.A.T.S. Playhouse: “Into The Woods”
October 11-13
….Lubbock Community Theatre:“The Miser”
October 12….A Night of Opera with Dr. Laszlo Nagy
October 19-20….44th Annual Sausage Festival
October 23….Thank You Cards For Veterans
Oct. 25….Presidential Performance Series: Tony Kushner
October 25-26….LSO Classical 2: Blues To Beethoven
October 30....Science Spectrum Silly Science Carnival
October 31….Science Spectrum Spooky Science Carnival

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