January 7, 2016


January 7….Lubbock Fun Club Singles "SOS" Monthly Dinner - Come and enjoy friends and food at Cotton Patch Cafe. As always, let us know you are joining us, so they can have appropriate wait staff and seating! RSVP by email to: sossingles45@yahoo.com 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 Cotton Patch Cafe, 6810 Slide Road; 6:30 p.m.

January 7….A Birthday Tribute to Elvis - There is no other single artist in the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll that has been more influential. Join a host of Lubbock artists including Don Caldwell, Dustin Garrett, and the Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine for the annual Cactus celebration of the King! Please contact the box office at 762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7 p.m.


January 8….Historian and Storyteller Burleson to Headline New Neighbors Luncheon - The January 8 New Neighbors Club Luncheon will feature historian and authentic story teller Lou Burleson. She will present the good, bad and sometimes funny experience as a newlywed city gal adjusting to a life with a West Texas cowboy. The program will start at 10:30 a.m. at the Lubbock Women’s Club, 2020 Broadway. The cost for the luncheon is $15 and reservations are required. You do not need to be new to Lubbock or a member to attend this event. New Neighbors is a 37-year-old, community-based and social organization. For additional information about the luncheon or other events offered by New Neighbors, contact Mary Valentini at 799-4450 or newneighbors@ymail.com

January 8….First Friday Art Trail - See the regular art venues...plus the exciting monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many ofthe 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.

January 8….Tribute to '80s Rock Hard: Whitesnake, Def Leppard, Boston - Three bands stood out in the 80's and continue to tour even today! Whitesnake brought Heavy Metal Thunder, Def Leppard earned anthem status, and Boston made music we will never forget. Join the Cactus Stars in this incredible tribute that only The Cactus can provide! Step into the Cactus "Rock Arena" for the night, and prepare to be blown away by the lights, the sound......the energy! It's a concert tribute you'll be telling your friends about! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7 p.m.


January 9....The Roundtable presents Ambassador Tibor Nagy, Vice Provost for International Affairs : "The World in 2016....If you thought 2015 was bad, just wait!"- 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 fifteen dollars ($15) per person. 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 at this address: mevans1398@aol.com.

January 9....A Night of The Eagles - It's a tribute to the incredible music of The Eagles,one of the most enduring and popular recording acts of all time - featuring the stars of the Cactus Theater along with newcomers that will soon join your group of favorites! Those of you who have seen an Eagles tribute at the Cactus know it doesn’t get any better! Get your tickets early...it’ll sell out! Please contact the box office at 806-762-3233 to reserve tickets. Reserved seating. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7 p.m


January 9 – 10….Silver Spur Gun and Blade ShowCome and buy items, sell, or even trade guns, knives, swords. There are lots of guns (new and used), ammo, holsters, accessories, hunting stuff, jewelry for the ladies, knives, coins, collectibles, books and military items and much, much more. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

Looking Ahead in the Calendar...

January 15….David Ramirez with Tori Vasquez

January 22 - 23….LSO 2016: Classical Series “Nuevo Mundo”
January 23 – 24….CITA: “PERCEPTION…another way to SEE”
January 29 - 30….Relentless: Marriage and Family Conference

Holly Center Hosts Amazing Photography Exhibit Thru Feb 6

anuary through February 5…. Buddy Holly Center Exhibition: Don Carpenter: Crossing the Liquid Divide
Lubbock artist Don Carpenter will showcase a selection of his photography from underwater locations around the world. The images feature sharks, whales, manatees and sea lions as well as fashion photography taken in swimming pools. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave.

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