September 4, 2008


September 4….Cookies By Design Celebration - "Dot" samples of sugar and brown sugar cinnamon cookies will be given away in the afternoon. “Fun” friends can also register to win holiday cookie bouquets to be given away this fall in celebration of the franchise's 25th anniversary. Kris King, owner of Cookies By Design, invites everyone come by and taste and see why they believe every life event should be celebrated with cookies. Cookies By Design, 3310-82nd Street, just east of Indiana Avenue in September Place Shopping Center; 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

September 4....Summer Showcase Concert Series - The last show of the summer season features local favorites the Thrift Store Cowboys. Free admission. Buddy Holly Center Courtyard, located at the corner of 19th Street and Crickets Avenue; 5:30-7:30 p.m.

September 4….SOS Monthly Dinner – The Lubbock Fun Club Singles group will be getting together for a meal, fun and fellowship. All singles are encouraged to come join the fun! No reservations needed...just come and enjoy the gathering. TGIFriday's, 6201 Slide Road; 7 p.m.

September 4….Violinist Mark O'Connor in Concert - The Texas Tech University College of Visual & Performing Arts & the School of Music along with Friends of Music present contemporary violinist extraordinaire Mark O’Connor performing a solo concert with proceeds benefiting Friends of Music at the Texas Tech School of Music. Dinner/Concert tickets are $60 and available at 742-2295. Concert-only tickets are $25 and sold through Select-A-Seat outlets or 770-2000. Dinner precedes the show from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. in the Red Raider Ballroom of the Student Union Building. The concert starts at 8 p.m. in the Allen Theatre on the Texas Tech campus.


September 4-7....20th Anniversary, The National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration - Over 100 performers & participants including cowboy and cowgirl poets, western musicians, storytellers, panelists, cooks and special presenters will be featured at this 20th annual event. Its purpose remains to celebrate, preserve and pass along our western heritage and cowboy culture. Featured nationally-recognized artists this year are Sons of the San Joaquin, Don Edwards and Waddie Mitchell. This annual event also includes the American Cowboy Cultural Awards Banquet and the National Championship Chuck Wagon Cook-Off and Youth Cook-Off Contest. A Sunday morning non-denominational service with breakfast preceeding is a highlight (that always sells out in advance). Editor's Note: The opening night banquet and gala is the only official event scheduled for Thursday...see link below for complete weekend events schedule. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. For complete schedule and times, see the official event website by clicking HERE!


First Friday Art Trail - September is Temporary Venues Month on the trail! See the regular art venues, plus the exciting new monthly additions showcasing art and artists downtown and throughout Lubbock. Catch a trolley or bus at many of the locations or pick up a FFAT map at any of the venues to see the art that can be found throughout our community each month during the event. First Friday Art Trail trolleys run continuously in downtown Lubbock during FFAT hours. The trolleys are free, and you will find a trolleyteer on each trolley who is a treaure trove of info about FFAT and the arts in Lubbock and who will help you navigate FFAT with ease! For a complete list of participating venues and additional info, click HERE! Event runs from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.


September 5-7…."A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" - - “Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!” Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written – the perfect escape from life’s troubles. “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum” takes comedy back to its roots, combining situations from time-tested 2,000-year-old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave (Pseudolus) struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan (Philia) for his young master (Hero), in exchange for freedom. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Directed by John A. Packard. Ticket prices: adults $25; students $15; and $5 discount for groups over 10. Lubbock Community Theatre, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center, 511 Ave. K; Fridays & Saturdays 8 p.m.; Sunday matinee 2 p.m.


September 6…."Back To School Clothes Giveaway” -
Help make a difference in the lives of a family in need by partnering with 90.1 Family Life Radio and The Bridge Ministries. Volunteer to help with their back to school clothes giveaway by sorting, bagging, and helping needy families shop for clothes. Refreshments available. Located at the old Posey Elementary building, 1301 Redbud Ave; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

September 6….Hub Performing Arts School Fall Show Auditions – Kids ages 5 through 18 are encouraged to audition for "The Wizard of Oz" to be performed December 5 & 6 and "Henry and Romona" to be performed early January. Auditioners should prepare a short monologue and song. Auditions are come and go on Saturday and callbacks will be held Sunday, September 7th, 2-5 p.m. More information about auditions can be found at Hub Performing Arts School, 3833 50th St. Suite 3; 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

September 6….2008 Gala, Dancing with the Stars & Stripes - Lubbock United Neighborhood Association (LUNA) presents its third annual gala and invites everyone to join them for the swingin’est party in town. Live music will feature the Shinn/Turner Big Band and For the Love of Dance will take the dance floor by storm. LUNA will recognize their special honoree and good neighbors (business and individual). Dinner will be catered by The Lubbock Club as the sun is setting on the Lubbock horizon. Ticket prices are: $500 – table of 8, $240 – table of 8 from a neighborhood association, $90 per couple, $50 per individual, and $30 per individual from a neighborhood association. RSVP now by calling 749-5862. Lubbock Club, 1500 Broadway; 6:30 -10 p.m.


eptember 6-7…. "Buddy's 72nd Birthday Bash" - Celebration to mark Lubbock-born rock 'n' roll pioneer Buddy Holly's 72nd birthday. The Buddy Holly Center will offer free admission all weekend as well as a variety of planned workshops. For more information about events on Saturday and Sunday call 775-3560. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave. Saturday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sunday from 1 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.


September 7….Mary Jeanne van Appledorn Celebration Concert -
After 57 years of service to Texas Tech University, Dr. Mary Jeanne Van Appledorn retires from the Texas Tech School of Music. Mary Jeanne van Appledorn has had a remarkable career, including earning the rank of Horn Professor, as well as international recognition for her compositions and her teaching. The Texas Tech University College of Visual & Performing Arts and the School of Music celebrates one of the longest careers at the University with a concert featuring faculty members David Dees, Kirsten Yon, Lora Deahl, the Devienne Trio, Amy Anderson, and William Westney, along with organist Sigurd Øgaard. The concert and celebration starts with a Carillon performance of Mary Jeanne van Appledorn’s music at 2 p.m. in the Memorial Circle area and progresses to Hemmle Recital Hall for the indoor concert at 3 p.m. Admission is free for these events. Campus of Texas Tech University.

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This Week's Ticket Giveaway...

One of our area's great fall traditions returns next week with the return of The Maize...located 2 miles east of Shallowater!This week, we'll give away TWO (2) FAMILY FUN PAKS (valid September 13 through November 29, 2008). Each family "pak" includes: admission for up to 5 people to the Maize; 15 shots at the corn cannon; cow train ride for 5; hayride for 5; and one pumpkin of your choice for the family.

To enter this contest, send us an email with the words "MAIZE FAMILY PAK" in th subject line and send to Be sure to include your name and a daytime telephone number. We'll list the winners here next week. Also....Be looking here in the coming weeks as we host our annual "LFC MAIZE DAY" with a special money-saving coupon for Lubbock Fun Club members only.


September 13-14….13th Annual Apple Butter Festival -
A fun festival for the entire family featuring hayrides in the orchard, live music both days , space slide, craft booths, petting zoo, face painting, meet Johnny Appleseed, children’s activities all day, miniature horses, lots of apple picking, and other activities. Entertainment includes Paul Davidson, Joe Gillis, Kim Townsend and others. : Benefit lunch with beverage offered all day for $5. Fresh apple turnovers and Bluebell ice cream $2. All proceeds benefiting South Plains Food Bank, District 5730 Rotary, Apple Orchard, Meals On Wheels, and other charitable activities of Metropolitan Lubbock Rotary Club. Admission $3 per person, children under 6 are free. For more information, call (806) 892-2961. Apple Country Orchards, located 4 miles east of Idalou, TX on Highway 62/82; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

September 19-27….Panhandle South Plains Fair –
Fair admission prices: adult, 13 and over $7.00, children, under 13: $2.00, parking $3.00. School Day is Monday (September 22) when all children under 18 are admitted free until 9 p.m. Senior Citizen Day is Tuesday (September 23) when all persons over 60 years of age admitted free. All Coliseum shows will be free this year but you must have a ticket to get in. You must contact the show sponsor to find out how to obtain tickets. Tickets do not include the gate charge or parking fee. From I-27 North or South, take Exit 4 East. The Fairgrounds are located on the northeast corner of Broadway and US-87. The carnival opens at 1 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and operates until midnight Sunday through Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday night.

October 2…. Vino Festivo –
Lubbock’s premier art, wine and food festival hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lubbock. View art, participate in a live auction, giveaways, and taste an array of food presented by premier Lubbock restaurants, and wine from Caprock Winery. Tickets are limited and are now on sale: $40 single ticket / $75 couple. Sponsorships and tables are also available. For more information, please contact Jeannie Diaz @ or 742-1095. All proceeds benefit BBBS of Lubbock. If you would like to provide art pieces, donation items, giveaways or learn more how you can get involved, please contact Jeannie; Caprock Winery, U.S. Hwy. 87 and Woodrow Road, 6:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.

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