November 5, 2015


November 5….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at El Chico Mexican Restaurant. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! RSVP by email to – or Robbie, 790-7578 or Jan at 778-0419. Come have a great time and share a meal together! Tell a friend or bring a friend...but whatever you do, come join the fun with our group at El Chico Mexican Restaurant, 4301 Marsha Sharp Freeway; 6:30 p.m.


November 6….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locationsor pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout the community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. Trolleys are free and you will find a "trolleyteer" on each trolley who is a treasure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and will help you navigate with ease. For more info and complete schedule click HERE! The trail runs throughout downtown and the Depot District from 6-9 p.m.

November 6….Tribute to the Music of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s -
These three decades of music will never die! This music has created the mold for most modern music loved throughout the world today. The stars of the Cactus Theater will present the big hits these generations of music produced with such expertise… you won’t believe your ears! From Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis, to the Beatles and Aretha Franklin and onto the Eagles and Journey: you’ll hear a selection of hits that will take you back to those wonderful years as if you were there! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

November 6….Sandor Ostlund Guest Artist Double Bass Recital -
Sandor Ostlund is Associate Professor of Double Bass at Baylor University and is an active and versatile performer and pedagogue. He has an eclectic musical background that includes solo, chamber, orchestral, early music, studio, jazz, and new music performances. Admission is free. Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech University; 8 p.m.


November 6 – 7….Community Christian Church’s 6th Annual Holiday Extravaganza - Can you believe that it’s “that time of year” already? It’s time to begin your holiday shopping! The extravaganza has hundreds of beautiful themed gift baskets, wreaths, and other holiday décorall one-of-a-kind items. They also have delicious homemade jams and an amazing bake sale. You will find something for everyone on your list, including your furry pets. This year’s benefit drawing is for a beautiful patriotic quilt. Be sure to get there early because they do sell out! They accept cash, credit cards, debit cards, and checks. Some of the proceeds will benefit Lubbock Meals on Wheels, so go with a long list and plenty of energy so you can #ShopTilYouDrop. Last year, Community Christian Church raised $9,500 to help people remain at home, well fed, and independent as long as possible. The church is still collecting donations of baskets, wire edge ribbon, and items to go in gift baskets. For more information, call Community Christian Church at (806)792-0500. Community Christian Church located at the corner of 96th & Indiana; Friday; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. and Saturday; 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

November 6 -7….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks 2: Brilliant Beginnings
- Gershwin and Beethoven meet again in an exciting mix of jazz and greatness, which has something for every kind of music lover! Our guest pianist, Andrew Staupe, will tickle the ivories as exciting rhythms and sultry blues will entice you to celebrate the vitality of youth, life, and victory. Featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F. For tickets, visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.


November 7….Pretty Princess Party - Calling all princesses, come join your fairy godmother for a morning of royal activities. The morning will include lessons in etiquette and manners as well as fancy crafts and games. Pre-registration required by noon on Nov 6. For ages 3 – 6. Cost is $15.00. Hodges Community Center, 4011 University Avenue, 9 a.m.- 11 a.m.

November 7….Saturdays at LHUCA: Baptiste Power Yoga - Ignite the body and mind by moving with intention and purpose. This event is free to the public and family friendly. Donations are welcome. Participants should bring a yoga mat, towel, or blanket. Instructor: Megan Graham from Yoga Salon. LHUCA, 511 Ave K, 10 – 11 a.m.

November 7….Taste of Science at the Science Spectrum - This brand-new event explores the science behind the food we eat! Join the Science Spectrum for FREE hands-on food science activities. Enjoy samples from some of your favorite local businesses and live cooking and food science demonstrations! This event is FREE to the public and located in the Lobby and Exhibit Hall. Prepare your palate for a hearty spoonful of science! At Taste of Science we will explore the importance of nutrition, and learn where our food comes from, with some healthy educational fun! Explore the mysteries and magic of culinary chemistry. Understand how what we eat is different than animals and other species, and see what some of the Science Spectrum critters like to eat! Learn about the nutrition in fruits and vegetables and how your food makes it from the farm to your table. Cooking is chemistry, so come hungry for science!
Want to play in the museum? Bring two cans of food for the South Plains Food Bank and receive $1.00 off museum admission! Museum admission is $8.00 for adults and $6.50 for kids (ages 3 to 12) and seniors (ages 60+).**Food Truck purchases are separate and not included in Taste of Science. For more info. the public may call 806-745-2525 or visit

Taste of Science Activities:

Nutrition Games
Food Trucks
Live Cooking and Food Demonstrations
Make Butter
Bug Cooking & Cricket Cookies
Astronaut Food
What Do Animals Eat?
And Much MORE!

LIVE Show Schedule:

11 a.m. Texas Tech Food & Animal Science Bubbles in Food
12 p.m. Texas Tech Nutritional Sciences - Sugars & Starches
1 p.m. Natural Grocers - Primal Smoothie
2 p.m. Master Gardeners & Lubbock County AgriLife - Seed to Table
3 p.m. Breedlove Food Hot Potato, Dry Potato
4 p.m. South Plains Food Bank Pumpkin Patch Parfait
Vendors & Exhibitors

South Plains Food Bank & Grub Farms
Red Stone Pizza
Master Gardeners & Lubbock County AgriLife
Awe Shucks
Onion Shed Farms
Natural Grocers
Texas Tech Pre-Vet Society
Breedlove Foods
Crawford Orchards / Apple Country Orchards
Texas Hunger Initiative
Texas Tech Nutritional Sciences
Texas Tech Food & Animal Science
Texas Tech Meat Sciences
Gold Stripe Coffee**
Holly Hop Ice Cream Shoppe
Ambient Aquaponics
Texas Tech in Support of the World Food Programme

Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

November 7….Collage and Assemblage in Art with Christian Conrad - Collage and Assemblage are defined as using found materials as a method of construction. This seemingly simple idea has transformed into one of the more common ways of creating works in contemporary art. Join us at Saturdays at LHUCA for a discussion-based lecture as we examine the history of the collage/assemblage tradition and follow its expansion into modern usages that many artists employ today. Robert Rauschenberg (1925-2008). Widely considered one of the more influential artists of the modern era, Rauschenberg’s creations in assemblage redefined what modern art is by embracing aspects of the personal within construction. Join us for Saturdays at LHUCA as we explore the life and work of this fascinating artist. LHUCA, 511 Ave K; 11:30 – 1 p.m.

November 7....The Roundtable presents David Crews: CEO Spirit Ranch
- Our 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 email Marie Evans @

November 7….B.J. Thomas in Concert - Join the Lubbock Country Club for cocktails, dinner and a show with B.J. Thomas. As most know, he is a successful musician who has sold over 70 million records, has won 5 Grammy Awards and 2 Dove Awards, and is ranked in the Billboard’s Top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years. Seating is limited to 200 people per performance. Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m., dinner will be served at 7 p.m., and the show will begin at 8:30 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to indulge in a tasty steak and seafood combination accompanied with wine before being mesmerized by this incredible show! Lubbock Country Club , 3400 Mesa Rd.

November 7….Tribute to Michael Jackson, Elton John, Prince and Guns ‘n' Roses
- The Cactus Theater is known for debuting cutting-edge upcoming young singers and musicians as they develop their talents right here in Lubbock. Join newcomers Steven Shedd and Corey Godfrey as they pay tribute to Michael Jackson, Elton John, Prince, and Guns 'n’ Roses! With this show, these two artists are testaments to the Cactus' reputation. With Steven's virtuoso skills on the piano and electrifying vocals, he will only complement the exciting and fine tuned voice of Corey Godfrey.“The ability of these two fine artists is absolutely breathtaking,” says Don Caldwell. Dustin Garrett, the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine, fabulous lighting, the best acoustics, and even smoke for effect… it’s all LIVE at the coolest concert venue in West Texas! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

November 8….Thomas Hooten Guest Artist Trumpet Recital November 11…Veteran’s Day at The Silent Wings Museum
November 13…New Neighbors Club Live & Silent Auction
November 13-14….Celebrity Attractions:“Say Goodnight Gracie”
November 14….Wire Tree Workshop
November 18 – 22….Holiday Happening 2015
November 19 – December 10….Be A Santa To A Senior
Nov. 19-22, 28-29…Moonlight Musicals: “Beauty and the Beast”
November 21....The Roundtable presents: Delbert McDougal

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