November 17, 2016


November 17– 20….The Junior League of Lubbock Presents Holiday Happening 2016 “Beneath The Wreath” - Join the Junior League of Lubbock as it celebrates 37 years of shopping for a cause. The 37th annual Holiday Happening shopping event runs Nov. 16 through 20 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center to raise funds for the Junior League’s community programs including Food 2 Kids, Kids in the Kitchen, SPARK and community assistance grants. Two shopping areas feature more than 130 merchants from around the country in one building. Aside from the great shopping, Holiday Happening features several traditional events and the Friday morning children’s event.
Ladies’ Day - Nov. 17
Gather your girlfriends, sisters, mothers and daughters together to enjoy a day of food, fashion and stroller-free shopping. Delight in a delectable lunch provided by exclusive premier sponsor Market Street beginning at 11:30 a.m. and an elegant style show by Dillard’s. Tickets for the luncheon are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Pajamas & Pop-Tarts Children’s Event - 9:30 a.m., Nov. 18
Be the first to see Santa, enjoy breakfast and play in the snow inside the Civic Center! Your little ones will light up at the sights of Holiday Happening 2016. Chick-fil-A provides breakfast beginning at 9:30 a.m. Enjoy a story by Mrs. Claus and performances by The Little Gym. Please bring a box of Pop-Tarts to benefit Food2Kids. Childress Photography takes photos of children and families with Santa from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Breakfast with Santa – 9 a.m. & 10:00 a.m., Nov. 19
Your little ones’ eyes will light up at the sight of Santa and snow in the Civic Center! Santa will be mingling & jingling as they enjoy breakfast. Enjoy a special story read by Mrs. Claus, a performance by The Dance Gallery. Childress Photography will be available for photos with Santa 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Market Hall Shopping 2016
Enjoy two shopping areas featuring more than 130 merchants from around the country in one building. Tickets run $10 and are valid for one day. Market Hall opens for the following days and hours:

10 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17 (all-day stroller-free)
10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18
10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19
12 p.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20

For tickets and more information, call (806) 445-9637 or visit The website contains a full schedule of events, ticket prices and Market Hall hours.

New this year, the Junior League of Lubbock will host “Behind the Wreath,” an informational session about joining the organization on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. For ladies who have attended Holiday Happening and wondered how they might get involved, the organization will host a meet and greet coffee and provide an overview of the League’s programs, projects and membership opportunities. As a thank you, ladies who attend the meet and greet will receive a ticket for one more chance to shop at Sunday’s Market Hall. For questions or to rsvp for the “Behind the Wreath” meet and greet, please call 806-794-8874. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane


November 18….Junior's Listening Room and Caprock Winery Series - "The Battlin' Nelsons" featuring Tori Vasquez and Shannon Smith from Austin Texas. Opening act will feature Caleb Jude Green and Ryan Todd Garza. $15 admission. LHUCA, Firehouse Theatre, 511 Ave K; Doors open at 7 p.m.

FRIDAY (through SUNDAY Nov. 27)

November 18, 19, 20, 21, 22; 25, 26, 27….Phantom of the Opera - Texas Tech University’s Opera Theatre, in cooperation with Moonlight Broadway, will present one of the greatest musicals of the past 50 years, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” this fall. The production will star Broadway veteran, Texas Tech alumnus and Lubbock native David Gaschen as the Phantom. He will be surrounded by the vocal and stage talents of Texas Tech Opera Theatre students, many of whom have national singing credits. “The Phantom of the Opera” will feature some of Lubbock’s artistic leaders: Gerald Dolter, director of Texas Tech Opera Theatre and Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, will stage the show; Maestro David Cho of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra will conduct; and Yvonne Racz-Key, artistic director of Ballet Lubbock, will choreograph. Set and lighting design will be handled by Timothy Walsh of Texas Tech Opera Theatre. Costumes will be designed and executed by Curtains Up Costumes of Sigourney, Iowa. Sound design will be managed by Moonlight Broadway veteran Brooks Willig of Western Audio. The Texas Tech Symphony Orchestra will play from the pit. Tickets for “The Phantom of the Opera” may be purchased in person at the Texas Tech Student Union Building Ticket Office, at the main Select-A-Seat office in the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, by calling (806) 770-2000, or online at Prices are $38.25 for children and range from $43.50-$100 for adults. A service charge is included. For more information about “The Phantom of the Opera” please visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18-22 and Nov. 25-26, and 2 p.m. Nov. 20, 26-27.

November 19….The Roundtable presents: Jennifer Trengove American Red Cross - 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:

November 19…Book Signing - Nathan Dahlstrom will be signing copies of his fourth book in the The Adventures of Wilder Good series - just released - "The Green Colt". “The Green Colt is told beautifully, with grace and quiet power, and shows S. J. Dahlstrom to be a big new talent. I highly recommend this wonderful book.” — Nancy Plain, award-winning author and vice-president of Western Writers of America. Subscribe today at and read New wild stuff posted every week on Wilder's Nature Journal. Barnes & Noble, South Plains Mall, 6002 Slide Rd; 1 – 4 p.m.

ovember 19….Pride of West Texas Show Chorus presents: "A Red, White and Blue Christmas" - Done in a USO show-style format, the chorus will honor our armed services and veterans, as well as get everyone in the Christmas spirit! The show will have lots of laughs and feature awesome a cappella harmonies, barbershop style! Tickets are $20 for reserved seating, available at the Cactus ticket office. To order by phone call (806) 762-3233. Tickets may be purchased in person at 1812 Buddy Holly Ave daily between 3:00 - 5:30 p.m.. Purchase online 24/7 at Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7 p.m.

SATURDAY (thru December 23)

November 19th through December 23….The Polar Express Train Ride - The Polar Express™ returns to the West Texas & Lubbock Railway, recreated to match all the sights and sounds of the beloved story. Picture the excitement of children dressed in pajamas with golden tickets clutched in their hands as they board the train and prepare to embark on their journey to the North Pole. The story begins when the conductor calls “all aboard” and punches children’s golden tickets. Little faces will peer out the train’s windows as we pull out of the station on our way to the North Pole. Each guest will hear the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack as the story reading begins and the book’s characters come to life. Dancing chefs will serve hot cocoa and cookies to all riders in a merry fashion as the doubting hobo wanders through the train. The train stops where children will behold the magic of the North Pole from their warm train seats. With a jolly “Ho, ho, ho” Santa waves to everyone and climbs aboard, where he will greet each child and present them with the iconic silver sleigh bell (only believers can hear its ringing). Christmas carols will be sung as we return back to the station after a memorable ride that sets the tone for the whole holiday season. Join us in this annual event sure to become one of your family’s treasured traditions. For more info or to buy tickets visit online at: or call 877-726-7245. 302 Main St, Wolfforth, TX; 4:30 P.M., 6:30 p.m.., 8:30 p.m.. NOTE: not all dates have all departure times.

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

The Question: Which northeastern, big city department store was the first to hold a Thanksgiving parade? .
Answer: Gimbels (Gimbel Brothers) in Philadelphia (1920)
Winners: Marcie H., Olivia R. and Nabrina W. of Lubbock

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

November 30....Michael Martin Murphey: Cowboy Christmas
December 3…...Annual Greek Pastry Bake Sale
December 3…...2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar
December 8…...Annual Ransom Canyon Christmas Tour

December 9-10….38th Annual Candlelight at the Ranch
December 1......Seth James in Concert
December 6......Ethan Bortnick, Piano Prodigy - in Concert
December 11....Flying J Wranglers: White Mountain Christmas
December 13....Tommy Emmanuel: Classics & Christmas

Many more UPCOMING FUN THINGS TO DO are listed on our website...lots further out than the weekly postcard. Click here to go to our CALENDAR OF EVENTS for more info on these activites and MORE>

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