November 12, 2009


November 12….Celtic Woman Concert - Created by Composer and Musical Director David Downes and Executive Producer Dave Kavanagh in 2004, Celtic Woman's story has, from the very beginning, been one of overwhelming success. Between their self-titled debut, their Christmas CD 'A Christmas Celebration' and 'A New Journey' CD Celtic Woman has held the Number 1 position on the Billboard World Music Charts for a record-breaking 95 consecutive weeks. Their CDs and DVDs have gone platinum in the U.S. and South Africa, as well as going gold as far a field as Australia and Japan. To date, they have completed four triumphantly successful U.S. tours, selling out such exalted venues as New York's Radio City Music Hall and Carnegie Hall, Boston's Opera House and L.A.'s Greek Theatre. They have also dazzled network television audiences with appearances on The Today Show with Regis & Kelly, The Megan Mullaly Show and on Brian Boitano's NBC Skating Spectacular on New Year's Day 2007. Tickets are available at all Select-A-Seat locations. Call 806.770.2000 for more details. City Bank Auditorium, 2720 Drive of Champions; 7:30 p.m.

November 12….John Tesh in Concert - A celebration of everything John Tesh is passionate about - music, dance and family. The performance includes hip-hop, ballet, lighting and staging effects, combined with talented guest performers and young dancers. John Tesh: Live in Concert is a high-energy showcase for the entire family. Tickets are available at all Select-A-Seat locations. Call 806.770.2000 for more details. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.


November 13….Ladies' New Neighbors Club Game Day and Auction All interested ladies are welcome to enjoy this special day. Local charities will benefit from the money raised on this fun-filled day. Bid on crafts, special items - maybe something from Texas Tech - and baked goods just in time for Thanksgiving. All the while, you'll laugh it up with the auctioneer. If that isn't enough, browse through the used books and purchase your favorites for wintertime reading. Enjoy lunch and games of your choice...maybe bridge, canasta or pinochle. Call Mamie Hurt for reservations at 792-8541. Cost $8. Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Avenue; 10:30 a.m.

November 13….Moondance Market: Art After Dark It is a marvelous night for a moondance, the first nighttime preview of the following morning's Downtown Art Market. Imagine strolling downtown and shopping at night with crisp air, wonderful art and produce; a throwback to the old days, a night in the neighborhood. There will be some of your favorite vendors as well as a few new ones this weekend. Kick off your gift giving season by shopping locally. Give the gift of handmade or hand raised items this year and get double satisfaction. Support local art and farmers. Visit for more information. Tornado Gallery, 1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.

November 13….The Polar Express (2009 Premiere); runs through December 19) This holiday season, take a train ride to the North Pole! The Polar Express comes to life when trains depart the Lubbock depot for a memorable journey. En route to the North Pole, the book, The Polar Express will be read and music from the movie will be played. Passengers will be served hot chocolate and cookies by chefs. At the North Pole, and the return portion of the train tour, Santa Claus and his elves await the passengers. Santa Claus and the elves will then board and the elves will enter each train car and entertain passengers and lead them in singing Christmas carols. Santa Claus will move throughout each train car, will greet each child, and give them their own personal silver bell. Children are invited to wear their own special pajamas for this wonderful event. This is a special trip that families will want to make an annual holiday tradition. Ticket prices include sales tax; additional ticket handling charge from ticketing agency may apply. Tickets may be purchased through Ticket Web, a national ticketing agency, online at or by phone at 1-866-468-7630. All ticket sales are final. Regular coach seating: Passenger coaches, Adults: $26.50; Children (2-12 years): $17.50. Premium seating: Upper or lower seats in the special dome car plus a souvenir commemorative, The Polar Express mug, filled with hot chocolate and topped with whipped cream, lower dome seating: adults: $36.50; children (2-12 years): $27.50, upper dome seating: adults: $41.50; children (2-12 years): $32.50. 6602 Marsha Sharp Freeway, Lubbock (the site of the Lubbock Water Rampage park at the intersection of Marsha Sharp Freeway and Milwaukee); Each day: Trains depart at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Boarding begins 30 minutes prior to departure.

November 13….Rachael Price in Concert - Twenty-three year old jazz vocalist Rachael Price has amassed an impressive resume for her age. With the release this month of her new recording "The Good Hours", Price muses on the whirlwind ride of the last five years. "It´s been amazing – touring the U.S. with my trio, singing with the T.S. Monk Sextet, international jazz festivals in Brazil and Panama, recording three CDs – all while completing a degree in Jazz Studies at the New England Conservatory." A young star on the rise, Rachael has talent, skill, and personality....a true jazz gem! Tickets are $12.00 and available at Select-A-Seat locations. Call 806-770-2000 for more details. Texas Tech University Allen Theatre, 17th Ave. & Akron St; 7 p.m.


November 13-15…..Garza Theatre: “Christmas Belles” – In this Christmas story, written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten and directed by Stan Tucker, a church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. It's Christmastime in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle Sisters are not exactly in a festive mood. A cranky Frankie is weeks overdue with her second set of twins. Twink, recently jilted and bitter about it, is in jail for inadvertently burning down half the town. And hot-flash-suffering Honey Raye is desperately trying to keep the Tabernacle of the Lamb's Christmas program from spiraling into chaos. But things are not looking too promising: Miss Geneva, the ousted director of the previous twenty-seven productions, is ruthless in her attempts to take over the show. Santa Claus, Frankie's long-suffering husband, Dub, is passing a kidney stone. A shepherd refuses to watch over his flock without his little red wagon. And the entire cast is dropping like flies due to food poisoning from the Band Boosters' Pancake Supper. And when Frankie lets slip a family secret all hope for a successful Christmas program seems lost, even with an Elvis impersonator at the manger. But in true Futrelle fashion, the sisters find a way to pull together in order to present a Christmas program the citizens of Fayro will never forget. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world! Tickets: adults - $12.00; children (12 and under) - $8.00; student rate (with student id) - $10.00; senior rate (60 and above) - $10.00; military discount (with military id) - $10.00; group rate - $10.00. For more information call 806-495-4005 or visit The Garza Theatre, 226 E. Main, Post, Texas; Friday and Saturday - 7:30 p.m.; Sunday - 2:30 p.m.

November 13-15.….“Children of a Lesser God”
Winner of the Tony Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award as best play of the season. A success both on Broadway and at the Mark Taper Forum, in Los Angeles, this deeply moving, beautifully written play details the romance and marriage of a sensitive but spirited deaf girl and the devoted (and hearing) young teacher whom she meets at a school for the deaf. "Children of a Lesser God”, in short and in sum, is the season's unexpected find, a play unlike any other and immensely likable in its self-assertion." -NY Times. "Children of a Lesser God is an extraordinary play -illuminating, consistently interesting and moving." -Variety. "In any season this play would be a major event, a play of great importance, absorbing and interesting, full of love, understanding and passion." -NY Post. " authentic work of art." -The New Yorker. Written by: Mark Medoff and directed by Jim Bush. Rating: Drama: PG 13. Lubbock Community Theatre (formerly Boston Avenue Playhouse), 4232 Boston Avenue; Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.


November 14….Downtown Art Market A once-a-month market held in the Tornado Gallery Garden and spreading on to Buddy Holly Avenue. The Downtown Art Market is an effort to unite artists of all genres, musicians, writers, potters, actors, painters, gardeners, chefs, cooks, singers, dancers, hackers, tinkerers, renewable energy gurus and buy, sell, trade, talk...even teach their arts and skills in a communal space. It is free and open to the public. This month part of the street will be closed to traffic and stands will be set up in the street. This is the first step in making the market into a full-blown street festival atmosphere. For more information visit The Downtown Art Market, 1820 Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

November 14….H.O.P.E. Association Third Bi-Annual Holistic Health and Wellness Expo - This expo will introduce complimentary holistic health options available in the Lubbock area. The H.O.P.E. Association was created by a group of local citizens and holistic practitioners to create networking opportunities for holistic complimentary health providers and to educate the public as to the options they have available in the Lubbock area. Holistic heath options provide natural forms of wellness that compliment traditional western medicine. Current vendors at the fair include chiropractors, massage therapists, essential oils, organic pizza, holistic life coaches, detox and tutoring services, free dental screenings for children, blood sugar and cholesterol screening, spinal screenings, naturopath care, physical fitness, local health food stores and much more. These are scientific based health modalities. There will be over 13 speakers throughout the day. Over 30 vendors will be selling products and services and providing educational information about their service or product. Throughout the day there will be demonstrations to share and teach about these complimentary health modalities. A raffle of services and products will also be conducted. Free health screenings will be available for children’s dental health, blood sugar and cholesterol and spinal health. Admission is free. For more information contact Beth Sabet at 806-928-7242 or Atrium of the Holiday Inn Park Plaza on 3201 South Loop 289; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

November 14....Soup's On Troupe Dinner Theatre Event at Ransom Canyon's Ranch House
- Come enjoy a warm evening of homemade soups with all the trimmings. Then sit back and enjoy the talents of the Soup's On Troupe players, as they perform the trilogy "A Rose is a Rose is a .....?" $20 admission. For information, reservations and directions, call Jane Nagy 795 5087, 239-2466. Ransom Canyon Ranch House (on the island); 6 p.m.

November 14…."Donnie Allison’s Celebrating Today" Concert - Stephanie and Donnie Allison are excited to host Donnie’s special concert at the Cactus Theater. Thanks to generous underwriting of the event by UMC Health System, 100% of the gate’s proceeds will go to benefit cancer patients and their families undergoing treatment at the UMC Southwest Cancer Treatment and Research Center. Stars of the Cactus and many great West Texas legends are joining Donnie for this event. In 2007, during his battle with cancer, many of these same performers came together for a musical, with the proceeds going to benefit the Allison family. Because of prayer, faith, love and the great care Donnie received from the UMC doctors and nurses, Donnie is back on stage. Donnie appreciates the support and prayers you provided during his battle and invite you to extend this to others still battling cancer. Please join Stephanie, Donnie and the great musicians who will be part of “Donnie Allison’s Celebrating Today”. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased through the Cactus box office at 806.762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


November 14, 15….13th Annual Take In the Local Color! Lubbock’s Artist Studio Tour - This yearly event gives audiences the unique opportunity to observe artists in their working environments, many of which are in private homes. All participating artists are from Lubbock County and all of the studios are located in Lubbock. There will be approximately six artists showcased at each studio location. Artists will be displaying original work in the mediums of painting, drawing, pottery, fiber, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, photography and sculpture. Demonstrations, performances by local musicians and reception food at each studio location add to the ambiance and festivity of the event. The local color studio tour is free and open to the public who are invited to travel on their own from studio to studio to see the artwork. The ten host studios for the 2009 tour are:

Downtown Underground, 1406 Texas Avenue
Carol C. Howell Studio, 3224 22nd Street
Carol Flueckiger, 2705 21st St (New studio 2009)
James Watkins, 3017 28th Street
Toni Arnett Studio, 9605 Toledo Avenue
Wendell Warman-Adams, 8210 Clinton Ave (New studio 2009)
Linda Jackson, 5419 16th Place (New studio 2009)
Ann McDonald, 4615 8th Street (New studio 2009)
Ginger Bundock Studio, 4512 14th Street
Sara Peso White Studio, 4411 18th Street

For more information call 806-744-ARTS or visit Saturday; 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday: noon – 6 p.m.

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Last Week's Winning Entries....

The winners of the Garza Theatre production of "Christmas Belles" were MaryAnn L. of Lubbock and Liz G.

The winners of three (3) Family 5-packs to The Maize were Regina R. of Tahoka, Pam W. of Lubbock, and Joan D. of Lubbock.

This Week's Ticket Giveaway....


This week we will have (3) pairs of Holiday Happening Market Hall Shopping tickets. There will be three (3) winners!

To enter this random drawing, email and be sure to put the words "Market Hall Shopping" in the subject title. Please be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email so we may get the tickets to you easily. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown info. Deadline for the contest is Sunday at midnight. Winners will be contacted Monday by noon.


This second ticket giveaway is a pair of tickets to the Holiday Happening Breakfast with Santa Children’s Day Event on Saturday, November 21st.

To enter this random drawing, email and be sure to put the words "Santa Children's Day" as your subject title. Please be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email so we may get the tickets to you easily. We'd also like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown info. Deadline for the contest is Sunday at midnight. Winner will be contacted Monday by noon.

Please, for all contests, we request that you only enter the weekly contest once each week to be fair to everyone.


Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Stocking Stuffing Event Scheduled for the Morning of November 21

The Lubbock Stockings Patriots are stuffing 3300 stockings for Kunsan AB. Stuffing the stockings is a lot of fun, enjoyed by little children and WWII veterans alike. Some of the stockings are works of art: some made by students and others by retired members of the community. Donations have come from as far away as Houston and Hobbs, as well as towns inside and outside Lubbock County. Items being sent in the stockings include candy, toiletries, business promotional items, cards with handwritten messages of encouragement, and CDs or cassette tapes. Donations, including postage money, are welcome! For more information, please call 799-3621. Westminster Presbyterian Church, 33rd and Indiana Avenue; 9 a.m.


Make Christmas 2009 Memorable with Caroling for Seniors in Our Community!

Would you like to sing Christmas Carols for the elderly and brighten up someone’s holiday? Please contact Katherine McLamore, manager of Volunteer Services-Odyssey Healthcare at 806-741-0707 or about this and other volunteer opportunities to put your talents to use!

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Go to CALENDAR OF EVENTS for even MORE fun things to do!


November 17…........Lion’s Club “Lest We Forget” Ceremony
November 18 – 22....Holiday Happening 2009
November 20…........Singles (30s-40s) Ice Cream Get-Together
November 20-21…....Hub Performing Art's “Annie Jr.”
December 2…..........51st Annual Carol of Lights
December 5…..........Tech Terrace Holiday Home Tour

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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