October 26, 2017


October 26….Building Strong Families Conference - The 22nd Anniversary of the Building Strong Families Conference for Parents and those who work with them is set for Thursday, October 26, 2017. 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 8:30 a.m. - 2:50 p.m. and feature local, area, state and nationally recognized speakers. Educational exhibits from local sponsors showcase resources for parents and families. Hispanic sessions and English sessions are scheduled throughout the day for each time period. Registration of $10.00 includes a Continental Breakfast and lunch. Registration deadline was October 18, 2017 but check to see if openings are still available. Approximately nine CEUs are being offered for social workers, etc. The Lubbock County Extension Office is a sponsor of the conference. There are 15 local sponsors and co-sponsors. Keynote speakers from 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. are Alex Kajitani on “Creating a Culture of Compassion,” and the Nurses Educating on Illegal Drugs and Synthetics (NEIDS) on “The Truth about Synthetic Drugs.” The two keynote presentation will be repeated from 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Only half of the participants per time slot will be able to hear each speaker. Lunch will also be split into two groups with half going to a breakout session and half going to lunch between 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Other speakers will include Sharon Davis of Contact Lubbock on Protecting on Children;” Dana Bearden on “Understanding and Responding to the Needs Behind Our Children’s Behaviors;” Dr. Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo from TTU on “Sexual Development and Teen Pressures: How do We Talk with Our Children” in Spanish; TTU Museum Tours; Sharon Davis of Contact Lubbock on “Suicide Prevention/Bullying;” Alex Kajitani on “Simple and Effective Teaching Strategies Anyone Can Use;” Jeanne Brown on “Texting and Driving;” and Mami Tice and Diane Neill of Region 17 ESC on “Supporting Success in School” in Spanish. Registration is online at www.esc17.net. You may request assistance by calling 806-281-5867. The Registration deadline is October 18, 2017. Museum at Texas Tech University, 3301 4th Street.


October 26 - 28….Michael Jackson Tribute Show featuring Danny Dash Andrews - Danny Dash Andrews is the world's top requested Michael Jackson tribute artist. Since the tragic death of Michael Jackson in 2008, he has resurrected the spirit of the legend - touring throughout the world - performing in honor of the late "King of Pop". Andrews has been interviewed by multiple media outlets; appeared on Lifetime Network's hit series "Bring It"; been featured on “America’s Got Talent” season 8; performed live with Lady Gaga, and has been featured on national syndicated television with LaToya Jackson. Danny Dash Andrews will captivate you with his high-energy tribute performance - which combines spectacular accompaniment. His incredible talent - matched with his seemingly effortless moves which mirror those of the "King of Pop" leaves audiences with a newfound appreciation for the performance aspect of his show. This show is truly a jaw-dropping experience for fans! $50 VIP TICKETS - First 5 front rows A1-D. Includes early admission; priority after-show Meet & Greet; autograph poster and memorabilia. $25 tickets for remaining floor, rows E-K $20 standard balcony seats $50 limited box seats in balcony - concessions included with ticket. Present ticket at concession counter for refreshments. Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or call (806) 762-3233 or order tickets online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 8 pm.


October 27….Literary Lubbock 2017 - A Night with Authors - This kick-off event for the Lubbock Book Festival will feature: wine and beer reception, seated dinner with a menu created by Texas Tech Top Tier Catering, silent auction, literary program spotlighting four Texas Tech University Press books and authors and signing and visiting with authors. Featured authors are: Nancy Draves, A Promise Fulfilled, Bob Horton, Of Bulletins and Booze, Ruben Molina, Chicano Soul, 10th Anniversary Edition and Janet M. Neugebauer, A Witness to History. Seating is limited! | Tickets $100 each. Reserve your sponsorship table by calling 806-742-2540. Parking will be reserved in the lot south of the University Library, and golf cart transportation to and from the lot will be provided. For more information: http://bit.ly/2sZtgg8 Texas Tech Library, 18th and Boston; 6 p.m.


October 20 - 21 (Repeats Oct. 27, 28)….CATS Playhouse Presents: “The Mousetrap” - This murder mystery play by Agatha Christie opened in London's West End in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. The longest running West End show, it has by far the longest initial run of any play in history, with its 25,000th performance taking place on 18 November 2012. The story centers around a group of strangers trapped by a snowstorm with an unknown killer. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students/seniors. Reservations can be made at www.catsplayhouse.com. Children and Adults Theatrical Studios, 2257 34th; All performances are at 7:30; doors open at 7

October 27 - 28….LCU Presents "The Addams Family" - Lubbock Christian University celebrates the fall season with Andrew Lippa’s musical adaption of "The Addams Family.” In this new musical comedy, Wednesday Addams, played by senior music major Jordan Sanders, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. $17.50 Adults, $15 Students/Seniors. In addition to the musical, LCU and the LCU Friends of the Arts will host a family-friendly Spooky House before the show from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Arnett House, 5513 22nd Street. The event will feature characters from the show, finger foods, crafts, photo opportunities, and games. $5 per person, $20 per family. For more information or to purchase tickets visit: LCU.edu/tickets. McDonald Moody Auditorium, 5601 19th St; 7:30 p.m..


October 28….Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market
- Looking for the best in local produce, handmade and artisan products? If the answer is YES...then visit the Downtown Farmers Market each Saturday at 19th and Buddy Holly Ave from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a taste of downtown Lubbock, and the finest in local produce, meat, dairy, cheese. baked goods and arts. The full 2017 market season will be every through October 28th from 9 a.m. until vendors sell out. For more information, visit lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com/. We look forward to seeing you every Saturday at the Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market at 19th Street & Buddy Holly Ave.

October 28….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. Dog supplies will be collected and donated to Morris Safe House. For more information visit http://www.westtexasendurance.com. Canyon Lake 6, Lubbock; 9 a.m.

October 28….Touch-a-Truck - Hosted by the Junior League of Lubbock, Touch-a-Truck allows children—and adults—of all ages to see big trucks and equipment up close and learn about the roles that lead to operating them. From construction equipment to football game-day vehicles, this completely free event features the vehicles you have always wanted to touch! Halloween costumes welcome. South Plains Mall, 6002 Slide Rd; 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.

October 28….Lubbock Book Festival – All are invited to the first-ever, all day Lubbock Book Festival. This new program of LHUCA will celebrate 40+ Texas authors from all genres with a day of readings, panel discussions, storytelling, cooking demonstrations, book signings and more. The Lubbock Book Festival offers something for readers of all ages. General programming is free and open to the public. Advanced reservations needed for special Lubbock Book Festival events. For more information regarding the schedule visit https://www.lubbockbookfestival.org/. LHUCA, 511 Avenue K.

October 28....The Roundtable presents: Murvat Musa, Reese Technology Center Director "Reese Today After 20 Years" - 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 about11:50 and be finished with the program and questions from the audience by 1 p.m. The public is invited. Lunch and 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

October 28….Día de los Muertos Workshop - Join the Buddy Holly Center for a fun and engaging workshop where people of all ages can decorate sugar skulls, create personalized candles and make macaroni skeletons! Bring the whole family and learn about this traditional Mexican holiday. The cost is $10 and is open to all ages. For more information, please call 806.775.3562. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave; 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.

October 28….Be A Crime Solver - Children in 1st through 5th grades will have a unique opportunity to be an honorary crime solver searching to find the thief who stole the National Ranching Heritage Center’s beloved wooden cow herd. The children will partner with the Texas Tech Forensic Science Department, the Lubbock Police Dept., and the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association to uncover the identity of the mysterious thief. The event is free for children of RHA members and $5 each for non-members. Participation in the program is limited, so make your reservations today with Shelby Schwartz at (806) 834-1225 or shelby.schwartz@ttu.edu. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 4th St; 1 – 3 p.m.

October 28….Connect Church Trunk or Treat - Dress up the kids, Oh go ahead and dress up the adults as well! Come out and check out our awesome decorated trunks and get some goodies while you are at it. This is an great, safe alternative to traditional door to door trick or treating. Connect Church, 13101 US HWY 87; 3 – 5 p.m.

October 28….Spooky Science Carnival - One of Lubbock’s largest annual Halloween events, the Spooky Science Carnival at the Science Spectrum, is back again for another exciting year of “spooky, not scary”, safe family fun! The Science Spectrum has long built a tradition of providing great family oriented informal science education and looks forward each year to the fun that Halloween can bring in continuing to explore science with the public. Locally, there is also a great need for safe alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating and “scarier” haunted houses geared for older ages. The Spooky Science Carnival has become the perfect fit for both needs! This event is great for families and kids up to age 14 looking for a safe Halloween alternative and a fun, educational party all rolled into one. This year’s Spooky Science Carnival will include:
• Free trick-or-treating in the Lobby
• Carnival Style Games with guaranteed prizes
• Inflatable Bounce House, Obstacle Course, and a Giant Slide
• Creepy Critters live animal display
• Spooky Scientist Show
• Family and Kids Costume Contests
• Hands-on Spooky Science Experiments
• Spooky Science Crafts
• The Haunted Lab! (a “spooky”, not scary experience geared for ages 13 and under)
• Visitors can tour the entire Science Spectrum Museum.

Schedule for Spooky Science Carnival:

5:00 pm - Carnival, Games and Museum open to the public.
5:30 pm – Spooky Scientist Show
6:15 pm – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)
7:00 pm – Family & Kids Costume Contests
7:45 pm – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)
8:30 pm – Spooky Scientist Show (repeat)
9:00 pm – Carnival ends
Admission to the Spooky Science Carnival is included with a regular museum ticket of $8.00 for adults and $6.50 for kids (ages 3 to 12) and seniors (ages 60+). The Spooky Science Carnival is recommended for families with children up to age 13. No scary costumes please! For more info. the public may call 806-745-2525 or visit www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop; 5 to 9 pm.


October 29….6th Annual West Texas Latino Artist Show and Dia de los Muertos Celebracion
- Los Hermanos Familia will host the West Texas Latino Artist Exhibit & Día De Los Muertos Celebración promoting art and culture and observing the popular observance. The event will showcase the work of Latino artists, offer a cultural experience through local performers, hold a unique Día de Los Muertos cake decorating contest, showcase a lowrider and classic cars best-decorated contest, display altars honoring those who passed and connect participants to vendors as well as provide children’s activities that offer cultural understanding. More so, the event is designed to draw community together. There will be a children’s area with projects that can be made for free by the children including papel picado, flores de papel (paper flower making), mask decorating and Ojo de Dios crosses. Cars and lowrider bikes will also be on display and decorated in the Día de Los Muertos decor. Live entertainment by various performers cultural, traditional such as ballet folklorico groups, mariachis, bands and individual performers playing various types of music genres will also be a part of the celebration. Groups are still being scheduled. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children. Or, if participants come in Día De Los Muertos costume or with face painted, cost is $3 for adults, and $1 for children. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Ln; 12:30 – 6 p.m.

October 29….First Christian Church Trunk or Treat – First Christian Church will host their annual trunk or treat which will feature trick or treating from trunk to trunk, games and a bounce house for kids of all ages to enjoy. This event is free and open to the community. First Christian Church, 2323 Broadway; 4 – 6 p.m.


October 30….Safe Treat - The Texas Tech Residence Halls Association and Complex Councils invites the Lubbock community to our annual Safe Treat in the Residence Halls. Bring your children for a fun night of trick-or-treating in a fun and safe environment! Parking for families will be available in all of the "Z" Residence Hall Parking Lots from 5:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., and free bus transportation will be provided between the residence halls. Each hall will have games, activities, and tons of free candy! Free transportation will be provided between the complexes on campus. All are welcome, but the event is geared towards children ages 2 through 12. For more information, please contact the Residence Halls Association. 6 - 8 p.m.

October 30….Sarah Jarosz - 2017 Double-Grammy Winner - Live in Concert - With her fourth album, Undercurrent, Sarah Jarosz makes a studied departure from her previous records, shifting the emphasis from her skills as a multi-instrumentalist to her songwriting and vocal performance. Undercurrent accentuates the growth and maturity that Jarosz, now 25, has achieved since graduating from New England Conservatory and moving to New York City. The change in approach garnered Jarosz two Grammy Awards in 2017—for Best Folk Album Year for Undercurrent and for Best American Roots Performance for “House Of Mercy”. She also picked up the award for 2017 Folk Album of the Year from Folk Alliance International for Undercurrent. On Undercurrent, Jarosz delivers a set of all-original songs, centered around four solo pieces that set the tone of the record. Uncut Magazine describes it as “an enthralling journey from source to mouth,” and goes on to say “These are songs about the choices we make, the paths we take and the things we leave behind, a deep meditation on the invisible currents that guide us.” The Wall Street Journal notes “This economical approach brings the listener closer to Ms. Jarosz than on any of her previous recordings, and it suits the lyrical theme of passion that, mostly, is forbidden and unrequited.” The Austin Chronicle’s Jim Caligiuri declared "For Austinites who've followed her since her early teens, the fact that Wimberley native Sarah Jarosz blossomed into one of the most stirring musicians of her generation comes as absolutely no surprise.” Special guests The Brothers Brother open the show. Tickets $20 in advance; $25 day of show. Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily or call (806) 762-3233 or order tickets online at cactustheater.com. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 pm


October 31 – Silly Science Carnival – An exciting annual Fall fun event just for pre-schoolers! This Fall themed mini-carnival will take place in the Science Spectrum museum, and is perfect for those younger ones that might not want to get out and compete with the older kids at other Halloween events.

Here are just some of the fun activities planned:

• Carnival Games with Guaranteed Prizes
• Silly Science Crafts
• Silly Science Live Demos
• Story Time
• A Mini Bounce House
• Spooky Critters
• A Costume Parade
• Snacks and Sweet Trick-or-Treats

All Silly Science Carnival activities will be located in the museum and the Exhibit Hall and are included with standard museum admission. $8 for Adults and $6.50 for children (3-12) and Seniors (60+). Children 2 & under are free with an adult. Tickets to the Silly Science Carnival also include full museum admission. The Silly Science Carnival is only recommended for families with children preschool aged children, up to age 5. No scary costumes please! For more information, the public may call 806-745-2525 ext. 234 or visit www.sciencespectrum.org. Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

October 31….Trunk or Treat on Main Street in Levelland - Each October, “trick or treaters” descend to the downtown square to take part in a traditional celebration featuring games and special treats. This celebration is put on in conjunction with the Levelland Ministerial Alliance. Call 894-9079 for more information. on the square downtown Levelland; 6-7:30 p.m.

Looking Ahead in the Calendar....

Nov. 3.....Tribute to the First Ladies of Country Music
Nov. 4.....Tribute to The Rolling Stones, Cream & The Doors
Nov. 10….New Neighbors Club 40th Anniversary Party
Nov. 10....Salute to Our Veterans: All-American Classic Hits
Nov. 10 -11….LSO Presents: The Pictures

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