October 22, 2015


October 22….Empowering Women’s Lunch Reunion
– All women are invited to a lunch with featured speaker Sandy Parker and special guest Diana Dee. Event will be held at the Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe, 3404- 34th St., 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

October 23….Lighten Up Workshop – In just a few hours learn how to get more results with less effort, increase your vitality, gain more clarity and ramp up your fun. You will leave with step by step instructions on how to reignite or discover what you truly desire and beginning steps on how to achieve it. Cost is $47.00 per person. Bring a buddy and receive 15% on both tickets. Workshop will be held at the Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe, 3404- 34th St., 1 – 5 p.m.


October 23….Sock Hop @ The Holly Hop - Come Shake, Rattle, and Roll with Moonlight Directions as they present "Sock Hop @ Holly Hop!" Twist the night away with classic hits of the 50's. See some of your favorite stars from the era like: Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline, The Chordettes, and Dion and the Belmonts. Join in on the "Twist Off," and "Hand Jive Competition". Winners will receive a free ice cream of their choice, and an autographed photo from one of our 50's Icons! To make the evening even sweeter, be sure to treat yourself to some of the shop's delicious ice cream, shakes and floats. A portion of the proceeds will go to Moonlight Directions in order to provide scholarships for students to be a part of this young artist program. Grab your poodle skirts, leather jackets and penny loafers, and we'll see you At the Hop! Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe, 3404- 34th; 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

October 23….Tribute to Garth Brooks & Reba McEntire
- The 80’s brought us a new style of country music….”Prime Country.” The radio cranked out hit after hit every day with new artists. But NOTHING compared to the raw energy and the incredible stage show Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire brought to the industry. You’ll love the state-of-the-art sound and lighting show, and the powerful songs these two artists brought to country radio in the 1980s. With Jason Fellers, Amber Pennington and many more singing your favorite songs from these two artists, you’ll take a trip down memory lane, and feel like you were seeing these artists for the first time! This is for TWO NIGHTS ONLY, so get your tickets now! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


October 23 - 24….A World Premiere Dinner Theater Event: "A Party To Murder" - Famous mystery novelist Donovan Webb is throwing his annual murder party. His guests are invited to solve a fictional homicide. Things become all too real, however, when Webb himself turns up dead. Fortunately fellow writer Cornelia Sherwood and her faithful secretary Eunice Sparks are on the guest list. Dinner Menu:Spinach Waldorf Salad, Chicken Cordon Bleu, New Orleans Potato Casserole, Green Beans, Strawberry-White Chocolate Trifle. Reservations: $30 per person, includes dinner and entertainment. Call (806) 762-1088, reservations must be held with a credit card. Deadline was Tuesday, October 20th....select seating may still be available. BackDoor Diner, 1212 Ave K; 6:30 p.m.

October 23- 24….Flatlands Dance Theatre presents Texas Music Icons: A Rockin’ Evening of Dance -
Flatlands Dance Theatre is rockin’ and rollin’ this fall! FDT inaugurates its sixth season with a show guaranteed to get your feet tapping and your hands clapping! Homegrown music from the rock, pop and country music icons of Texas will be performed live by local musicians, Gypsy Jane and the Travelers with Phil Coggins, alongside dynamic dance performances from the dancers of FDT. Guest artist/scholar Roger Landes joins the company to narrate excerpts of the history of rock and roll music in Texas and beyond. Ticket prices include a $3 Select-a-seat surcharge, and are $25 general admission and $15 for seniors, children, and students with ID. Tickets can be purchased online at www.selectaseatlubbock.com or by calling Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. LHUCA Firehouse Theatre, 511 Avenue K; 8 p.m.


October 24….4th Annual HOWL-O-WEEN Dog Run/Haunted Hustle 4 Miles - Bring your 4-legged friends, monsters and goblins and join us for this family-friendly event. With 2 distance options (2K9 – 1.2 miles with your furry friends or 4 miles without a leash), there is an event for everyone. The “family-friendly” course of 2K9 (1.2 miles) will take you along the beautiful Canyon Lake 6. The more challenging 4-mile course will have you running through the City of Lubbock Cemetery and paying tribute to Lubbock’s most famous son, Buddy Holly. The course will conclude with a loop around Canyon Lake 6. Ainsley Nelson, Owner of West Texas Endurance said “Our fourth annual Howl-o-ween Dog Run/Haunted Hustle 4 Miles is designed with fun as the goal for both two and four-legged friends alike! This is a unique event packed with activities for all ages, benefiting the Morris Safe House, the only "No Kill" dog shelter in our community.” Nelson added “Enjoy the beautiful setting in the Canyon Lakes, the winding course through the Lubbock Cemetery with chance encounters of the spooky side, costume contests, puppy pedicures, Puppy Love Kissing Booth, and more! Technical tee and doggie "bag schwag" included with entries. Participants may register by going online at www.westtexasendurance.com or by visiting Cardinal’s Fitness on Friday, October 23 from 4 – 6 p.m. Race day registration is also available on Saturday from 7:30 am – 8:30 a.m. at Canyon Lake 6; 9 a.m.

October 24....Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market - Held each Saturday, June through October, this unique gathering of area producers, specialty food and beverage providers and select artisans specializing in homegrown or homemade. Held in the Depot District area, this weekly event has become a highlight of the summer months and offers something for everyone. Support your local growers and be part of the "locally produced" movement. Be there at 9:00 am – produce is available until vendors sell out! Tornado Gallery,1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.

October 24….Heart of Lubbock Community Garden Fall Harvest Festival – Join this free family friendly community event featuring gardening workshops, fun kids activities, free food and a huge raffle. Wear your Halloween costume. For more info, visit facebook.com/heartoflubbockgarden. At the corner of 21st Street and Avenue X; 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

October 24....The Roundtable presents Sam Segran, Associate VP of Information at Tech: Cybersecurity Awareness – October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month Holidays are soon here and we need to be aware of possible scams and hacking. Luncheons are held at Hillcrest Country Club 4011 N Boston Ave, Lubbock. North on University past State Living Facility to Newcomb, left for about 4 blocks and you will come to the entrance of the Hillcrest Country Club at Boston and Newcomb. Meeting Format: People arrive about 11 a.m to start registering, pay for lunch and some socializing. Food service starts at 11:15 followed by introductions and announcements at 11:30. The speaker will start about 11:50 and be finished with the program and questions from the audience by 1 p.m. The public is invited. Lunch/attendance is .00 .. Limited menu includes beverage and dessert. There are no membership fees or dues associated with attending the functions. Any extra monies that you would like to contribute will go towards the speakers lunch and towards our Honors College Scholarship fund at Tech. Our Saturday luncheons are a great way to (1) learn more about current global/US/Texas/Lubbock issues and events, (2) meet other people in area who may become lifetime friends (3) feel more at home in Lubbock. Most wear business or business-casual attire. No RSVP is necessary. Show up whenever your schedule allows, feel free to bring a guest(s) and email this invitation to anyone you think might be interested. For more information, call Mary at 806-792-7971.

October 24….Safety City Trick or Treat Street - Trick or Treat Street is a night packed with delicious fun! Round up your fairies, super heroes and tiny goblins for this safe and friendly trick-or treating extravaganza. Parade from one Treat building to the next collecting fabulous goodies. Admission is free. Safety City, 46th and Avenue U in Clapp Park. Event runs 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

October 24.....Tribute to The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and The Doobie Brothers - Voted “Audience Favorite” show of 2014, The Cactus Stars are ready to bring back this power pack of rock acts that dominated the '70s! Come experience incredible Cactus moments and hear all the
hits of these iconic bands. Featuring Amber Pennington singing Stevie Nicks…you’ll think you’re hearing the real thing in concert! Come see Amber with Jason Fellers, West Garza, and Dustin Garrett & The Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine perform your favorite once again! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


October 25….First Christian Church “Trunk or Treat” - There will be games, a face painter, and the “Spider Climber” for kids to enjoy! The First Christian Church Praise Band will provide entertainment and a raffle drawing will be held every 20 minutes. Frito pies, hot dogs and drinks will be available for $1 each. New for 2015 is a “Spook House” led by the college students of our church. This will be fun and science-based - nothing too scary!! ADMISSION: FREE and open to the community. For more information about First Christian Church, please visit the website at www.fcclubbock.org. First Christian Church west parking lot, 2323 Broadway 5 – 6:30 p.m


ctober 27….The Caprock Writers’ Alliance -
Find out what it takes to get a book reviewed at the Caprock Writers’ Alliance. Michelle Newby, a member of the National Book Critics Circle, and a reviewer for Foreword, Lone Star Literary Life, freelance writer, and blogger at TexasBookLover.com will be giving a talk and answering questions from writers. Her reviews appear in Pleiades Magazine, Rain Taxi, World Literature Today, South85 Journal, The Review Review, Concho River Review, Monkeybicycle, Mosaic Literary Magazine, Atticus Review, and The Collagist. The Caprock Writers’ Alliance meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Mahon Library. Membership is open to all writers. The focus of the Caprock Writers’ Alliance is on publishing. It is not a critique group that works on craft, but rather a group of writers looking to network with agents, editors, publishers, and published authors. For more information email at info@lonestarliterary.com or call 806-773-5445 or visit the website at www.caprockwriters.com
Mahon Library, 1306 9th St; 7 p.m.

Special...Thursday, October 22:
Experts, Exhibits Mark 20th Year of "Building Strong Families"

October 22….Building Strong Families Conference -
This parenting conference targets parents and professionals in the 20-county area surrounding Lubbock. Attendance is capped at 500. The sessions on a variety of family issue topics will run throughout the day from 8:00 am - 2:45 pm and feature local, area, state and nationally recognized speakers. Educational exhibits from local sponsors showcase resources for parents and families. Translation devises to hear the Spanish translation of the speakers will be available on a limited basis and should be requested ahead of time to ensure availability. Registration of $10.00 includes a Continental Breakfast and lunch. Registration deadline is October 16, 2015. CEUs are being offered for social workers, etc. The Lubbock County Extension Office is a sponsor of the conference. There are 16 local sponsors and co-sponsors. Sponsors include: Amerigroup, Children's Connections Inc., Communities in Schools, Department of State Health Services - Health Service Region 1, Family Guidance and Outreach Center of Lubbock, First Care Health Plans, Lubbock Independent School District, Managed Care Center for Addictive/Other Disorders, Inc., Region 17 Education Service Center, Southwest Dairy Farmers, SPCAA Head Start and Early Head Start, Superior Health Plan, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service - Lubbock County, Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, and Texas Tech Early Head Start. The keynote speakers are: Dr. Ryan Lewis, ER Physician, Covenant Medical Center on “Synthetic Drugs and Excited Delirium”; J. C. Pohl, Producer and speaker on “An Inside Look at How Students Become Resilient”; and Dr. Lisa Ramirez on “Choice + Choice = The Direction of Your Life”. Registration is online at www.esc17.net or http://www.buildingstrongfamilieslubbock.org/ You may request assistance by calling 806-281-5715. Overton Hotel and Conference Center, Marsha Sharp Blvd and University Ave.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

October 28….Tech or Treat
October 29….Silly Science Carnival
October 30….Spooky Science Carnival
October 30….5th Friday Slaton on the Square
October 30….Procesión
October 31….Día de los Muertos
Nov. 1…Lubbock Heritage Society Program: “Canyon Suite”
November 6 - 7….Holiday Extravaganza
November 7….Saturdays at LHUCA: Baptiste Power Yoga
November 13…New Neighbors Club Live & Silent Auction

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