September 25, 2014


September 25 - 27….Cradles 2 Crayons – This is a quality children’s consignment sales event serving the greater Lubbock area. Come see the best in “gently used” children’s clothing – Newborn to Pre-teen size, maternity wear, shoes, baby swings, bouncers, feeding/diapering supplies, nursery furniture and decor, outdoor playground equipment, books, videos, bicycles, toys and more. Admission is free. Highland Baptist Church, 4229 34th Street; Thursday; 8 p.m.- 11 p.m., Friday; 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Half-Off Sale Saturday; 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

September 26….5th Annual Cowboys, Cowgirls and a CURE – Please join us for a delicious BBQ lunch and help a great cause! Cost for meal is $9 per person. 25% of the proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen Lubbock Area. Enjoy a BBQ buffet, homemade chicken 'n' dumplings and LIVE music by Jenni Dale Lord and Bo Garza! Lots of event raffle items and a GRAND raffle of custom-made jewelry! Raffle Tickets: Event Raffle: $2 each. Grand Raffle: $5 each or 5 for $20. Need NOT be present to win. Kershner 4 Bar K, 302 East 82nd Stt (1/2 mile East of Tahoka Highway); 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

September 26….The Flatlanders -
Though hardly in need of introduction to music fans of the Hub City, The Flatlanders are truly an eclectic mix of Americana and hail from Lubbock. The group was formed in the early '70s by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock. After their initial stint together, these individual band members found success in their solo careers before reuniting as a group - much to the delight of their many fans. Please call the box office at 806-762-3233 to inquire about the special privileges and benefits of balcony box seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

September 26 - 27….Classical 1- Scheherazade - Join us on an exotic journey as the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra tells the tale of One Thousand and One Nights. The LSO will also explore the grand, poetic music of Franz Liszt; a wonderful way to reflect on the 14-15-season theme of Heroes and Heroines. Brilliant young pianist, Roman Rabinovich, will perform Liszt’s "Piano Concerto No. 1" with the orchestra playing Listz’s dramatic tone poem "Les Préludes." Rimsky-Korsakov’s powerful "Scheherazade" completes the program. For tickets call the LSO box office at (806) 772-1688. Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.

September 26 - 28….Music Theatre Fall Opera Suor Angelica & The Old Maid and the Thief - “Suor Angelica” (Sister Angelica) is the second of Giacomo Puccini’s trio of one-act operas, Il Trittico. Sung in Italian, the story is a mystery that surrounds the title character and ends with a supernatural vision. The mystery continues with Gian-Carlo Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief.” This opera, which is sung in English, will keep the audience guessing who the thief is as the story unfolds in a sleepy, southern town. This is the first time TTU Music Theatre will perform in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater in partnership with Lubbock Moonlight Musicals. Tickets available through Select-a-Seat outlets or online at Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and a picnic supper to enjoy with the show. Wells Fargo Ampitheatre, 413 E. Broadway. Gates open for each performance at 7 p.m. - with the opera starting promptly at 8 p.m.

September 26 - 28 (Repeats October 3 - 5)….The Odd Couple (The Female Version) -
Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same. "Very funny indeed. Amazing how very little of the spine of the original show has changed with only a few line changes.” - New York Post. Written by Neil Simon and directed By John A. Packard. Rated PG-13. Ticket Prices: Adults: $20, Students/Seniors $15. To reserve tickets visit or call (806) 749-2416. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Avenue; Friday and Saturday: 7:30 p.m. and Sunday: 2 p.m.


September 27….Strut for the Mutts - Registration includes T-shirt and doggie bandana. Classic Car Club of Lubbock is hosting a Show N' Shine as well! Free hotdogs beginning at 11 a.m. Registration cost: $20/person, under age12 walk for free. The Strut for the Mutts is our largest fundraiser for the year. All proceeds directly benefit the dogs and cats at the Haven. If you have any questions, please call us at 806-763-0092 or email us at Higginbotham Park, 19th and Quaker; (7:30 a.m. 5K registration; run at 8:30); 8:30 a.m. is walk registration and walk begins at 10 a.m. (1.5 miles).

September 27….The Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market - Time for the Farmers Market! Through the end of season in October, the market will be open every Saturday. There will be lots of vendors including Sunburst Farms, Crazy Hoe Farms, Harden Farms, Apple Country, Crusty's Wood Fired Pizza, Juicy Lucy’s Veggies, Dutch Cheesemaking, Wolf Creek Farms, Pullen Produce, Kelly B Jammin’, Simply Decadent Bakery, South Plains Foodbank GRUB Farm , Nancy Hubbard, Honeys Farm Fresh, Holy Cow Beef, and Dessert Flirt.
Visit for more info.
Depot District, 19th & Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.

September 27….2nd Annual Rockin’ Raider Retro Run - West Texas Endurance is pleased to partner with Texas Tech Residence Halls Association to host the Rockin’ Raider Retro Run (5K) on the campus of Texas Tech University. The course will provide runners an opportunity to go back in time through the decades. Music from the various decades will be played throughout the race course. Participants may register at or visit Texas Tech Rec Center on Thursday, September 25 from 4–6 p.m. or Cardinal’s Fitness on Friday, September 26 from 4–6 p.m. Race day registration is available at the race site from 9 a.m.–10 a.m. Texas Tech University; Start/Finish line located at United Supermarkets Arena; 10:30 a.m.

September 27….Hindenburg Project: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin - The Hindenburg Project does what very few Led Zeppelin tribute bands do - perform accurate (live) versions of the beloved studio recordings with an attention to detail that honors Zeppelin's musical legacy. The Hindenburg Project has successfully established itself as one of the top tribute bands in the country. Come help us welcome this awesome band back to the Cactus stage! Please call the box office at 806-762-3233 to inquire about the special privileges and benefits of balcony box seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

September 27 - 28…19th Annual Apple Butter Festival (Re-scheduled due to rain) - The annual Apple Butter Festival is a fun festival for the entire family. Come and enjoy hayrides through the Orchard, live music, space race painting, release of lady bugs in the Orchard, raw honey sampling and bottling, green chili roasting, apple picking and a rock climbing wall in the trees. Great eats include a BBQ lunch, apple turnovers and ice cream, kettle corn and cotton candy. Entertainment: Joe Gillis, Megan Atkinson, the Singing Plainsmen, David Mitchell, and others. Festival Admission $3 per person, children 5 and under enter free. Benefits Meals on Wheels and other Rotary charities. For more information call 806-781-1753 or 806-892-2961 or email us with questions at Apple Country Orchard, 12 miles east of Lubbock on Hwy 62, Event hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday.

September 28….Dog-a-Palooza – Canine Fair - The Heart of the Plains Kennel Club will be hosting their first Dog-a-Palooza – Canine Fair in celebration of AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days and National Dog Week. The Community and their dogs can come and enjoy learning about dogs along with other fun events and services including costume contests, face painting, fun photos, a dog show, micro-chipping and more. There will be free educational material offered to the public and no admission fee will be charged. The public is urged to attend this fun family event. For more information, call 794-1256, 535-3794, email at or visit us at Cimarron Pet Salon located at 5137 69th Street, Suite C; 2 – 6 p.m.
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Feed Seniors Now (September 27)

At least one in nine seniors is at-risk of going hungry due to the inability to obtain sufficient food for their household or having to choose between food and medical care according to Feeding America. During September, National Hunger Action Month, Comfort Keepers® in Lubbock is asking the community to make food or monetary donations to the Feed Seniors Now food drive benefiting Lubbock Meals on Wheels weekend meal bag program and their hot meal program. Businesses, healthcare organizations, churches and organizations are encouraged to be drop off locations and hold their own food drives to support this program. (Posters, information and food pickups are available.) Feed Seniors Now helps local seniors and raises awareness for this growing epidemic that impacts millions of older Americans trying to remain healthy and independent. Feed Seniors Now will be at 3 local Wal-Marts on Saturday, September 27th from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. FSN will be at:Wal-Mart at Loop 289 & Quaker; Wal-Mart at Milwaukee & 82nd St.; 4th St. & Frankford. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Courtney at 806-687-7800.

Acting Classes Offered

Whitney Ryan Garrity will be offering 2 acting classes beginning October 1st. Classes will take place in the studio of his home here in Lubbock.

Scene Study (Teens & Adults)
$100 for 6-week session
Wednesday evenings, beginning October 1st 7pm – 9 pm
Focusing on technique through scenes, monologues and improve, students are able to hone their skills and develop their own style in creating memorable characters and scenes for the theater.

Acting for Beginners (age 8 – 14)
$100 for 6 week session
Sunday evenings, beginning October 5th 7 pm – 9 pm
Through theater games, improvisation and role playing, students learn the basics. Terminology, stagecraft and technique are all covered during this 6 week course.

Registration deadline – Friday, September 26th. All tuition must be paid in full before the 1st class commences. Students will not need to buy any materials for either class.

Whitney Ryan Garrity has been involved with theatre for over 35 years - as a performer, director, playwright, producer and instructor. As a performer, he has appeared in over 80 productions including such classics as YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, ARSENIC & OLD LACE, CAMELOT, HELLO DOLLY! and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. As a director, he has directed dozens of productions, many of his own plays. As a playwright, he currently has 18 published plays. His work has been performed all over the US, as well as Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Germany and the Republic of China. As an instructor Garrity has taught acting and playwriting seminars and classes in several Texas locations. He's worked with schools, civic organizations and writing guilds.

For more information or to register, please contact Whitney Ryan Garrity at (806) 401-3182 or
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