November 11, 2010
Veteran's Day


November 11….Veterans Day Celebration
- Come to the Silent Wings Museum for a day of remembering. The morning ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. with a Veterans Day Presidential Proclamation and musical performance. The afternoon presentation will begin a noon with a gallery talk by artist Mark McCall. The Evening Reception will take place from 5:30 – 7 p.m. with a special guest speaker and big band music by Jazz Alley. Hors D’oeuvres will be served. Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N I-27; 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

November 11….Soup’s On Troupe - The Lubbock senior theater group which debuted in 2009, will continue its Fall 2010 season with a dinner/theater performance of three short plays. Cornbread and Beans, by Earl Reimer, directed by Charlotte Keefe, features Ronnie Hughes, Janis Geddes, and Jackie Scott. Lives of Great Waitresses by Nina Shengold is directed by Sylvia Ashby, who is also cast as “Yvette” in the play, along with Juanice Myers, Janet Duke, and ingénue Kayla Craig. It Hardly Matters Now by Roger Cornish, Jake Morgan, director, brings together Richard Privitt, Janet Duke and Charlotte Keefe in a funny, romantic, drawing room comedy. Dorey Schmidt, SOT founder & exec. director said, “These three new short plays feature several actors who are well-known to Lubbock theater-goers. But we also have new players who are stepping onstage for the first time!” This unique non-profit theater company limits membership to persons aged 50 and over, although occasional guests are invited to perform. “Audiences appreciate both the humor and the pathos the playwrights have provided, and the talent and skill which our casts and crew use to produce memorable performance pieces.” Beginning at 7 p.m., a soup buffet catered by My Lips are Sealed will be served in the Tornado Courtyard (weather permitting). Patrons will move into the gallery area for the plays at 7:45 p.m. The menu features Cowboy Stew, cornbread, iced tea and sopapilla cheesecake. Diners may bring sodas or other favorite beverages. Cost of the meal is $5, and a $10 donation for the play—or combo tickets ($14) are available by calling 445-4108 for reservations. Proceeds from the event will be shared with the South Plains Food Bank. Tornado Gallery, 1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7 p.m.


November 12….New Neighbors General Meeting - This is a Games Day and craft and bake sale and auction, plus a book sale. Bring something to sell or come to buy – or both -- this is a fun day. This helps raise money for the community service groups the New Neighbors contributes to. For more information on this and on Club Membership contact Mary Valentini at 799-4450 Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Avenue; 9:30 a.m.

November 12…."The Celebrated Mrs Inchbald"
- Written and performed by Katie Bonna as part of the International Conference on Romanticism Texas Tech University. "The Celebrated Mrs Inchbald" brings to life the independent, determined, ambitious, witty, and talented Elizabeth Inchbald, playwright, actress, theatre critic, and drama editor-one of the most important female figures in British Romantic theatre and drama. In this performance, we will come to see the charming and playful Mrs. Inchbald, her society, her circle of friends and family as Katie Bonna makes the woman behind the pages and stages of Romantic drama come to life. For more info contact Dr. Lora Deahl, 742-2270 x. 242. Admission is free. Hemmle Hall, Texas Tech campus; 8 p.m.


November 12-13…."La Boheme"This Texas Tech School of Music production of classic opera is composed by Giacomo Puccini and directed by Gerald Dolter. The roles of Mimi and Rodolfo are played by soprano doctoral student Shannon Talley and tenor and fifth year senior Frank Rendon. The opera will be performed in Italian, with English subtitles shown, and accompanied by the Tech University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andrew George. Reserved seats are $18 for the general public, $16 for seniors and $13 for students (includes varied service charges). A limited number of free tickets are available to Tech students. Tickets are on sale at the Select-A-Seat outlets. Call 770-2000 or toll free (800) 735-1288 for more details. Allen Theatre, Texas Tech Student Union; 7 p.m.

November 12-13
(repeats November 19-20, 26-27) “Minnie’s Pearls” - Who could have ever dreamed that a country gal with a $1.98 price tag hanging from her straw hat would become the queen of country comedy? For 50 years, the character Sarah Cannon created in "Minnie Pearl" held her position on the Grand Ole Opry with her countrified comedy routines. In her decades of appearances at the Grand Ole Opry, Minnie crossed paths, befriended and inspired many, many female country artists. The Cactus Theater proudly presents Jane Prince Jones as Minnie Pearl and Terri Caldwell singing the hit songs of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette and Reba McEntire, in their second production endeavor. Continuing in the tradition of "Always, Patsy Cline" come see this wonderful duo make their magic on stage once more in "Minnie's Pearls." Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at 762.3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.


November 12-14….The South Plains Obedience Training Club 40th Anniversary Celebration and American Kennel Club All Breed Dog Agility Trials
- Approximately 150 purebred and mixed breed dogs from surrounding states will be judged at this event, many of which are the top agility trained dogs in the country. Agility is one of the newest AKC events and is open to every breed. Dogs must be at least one year old to compete. In an Agility Trial a dog demonstrates its ability to negotiate a complex course that will include a walk over a bridge, jumping through objects, going through tunnels, weaving through a line of poles and pausing on command. There are different height categories so each dog is tested fairly on the course. Each exhibitor and dog team will be judged at one of 3 different levels of competition; Novice, Open or Excellent. The dogs competing in these classes are working toward AKC Agility titles. There will be free canine educational material available at these trials. No admission fee will be charged for this fun filled and educational event. Agility is a fast paced sport that is exciting for the dog, handlers and spectators. Don’t miss it! For more information call 535-3794. Texas Tech Equestrian Center, 1 mile west of the intersection of 50th St. and Upland Avenue; Trial hours will start at noon to approximately 4 p.m. on Friday; and 8 approximately 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.


November 13….Downtown Art Market - This outdoor event features over 30 local artists and growers all showcasing their work. Booths will be set up in the Gallery, the Artlab next door, the Gallery garden and along the sidewalks on Buddy Holly. Paintings, leather work, metal work, crafts, produce and other unique gift items will be for sale. Come downtown and see what all the talk is about, meet your friends and celebrate this cultural district event! More local artists are encouraged to show their work in a booth. For more info call 687-1644 or 239-1891. Tornado Gallery, 1822 Buddy Holly Avenue; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.


November 13-14….14th Annual Studio Artist "Take In the Local Color" Tour - Fifty-four artists and ten studios will be participating in this year’s 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 media 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 2010 Local Color Studio Tour are: 52nd Street Gallery, 5015 University Avenue (NEW STUDIO 2010), Toni Arnett Studio - 9605 Toledo Avenue, Ginger Bundock Studio - 4512 14th Street, Carol Flueckiger Studio - 2705 21st Street, Carol C. Howell Studio - 3224 22nd Street, Linda Jackson Studio - 5419 16th Place, Ann McDonald Studio - 4615 8th Street, Sara Peso White Studio - 4411 18th Street, RENDr framing & arts - 2713 26th Street (NEW STUDIO 2010), James Watkins Studio - 3017 28th Street. Studio Tour hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 13th and noon – 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 14th.

Last Week's Trivia Winners

Question #1: Which classical music composer created the music featured in "The Nutcracker" ???

Answer: Tchaikovsky
Winner: Glenna B. of Lubbock

Question #2: Which Texan wound up winning only one delegate after spending $12 million of his own money funding his presidential campaign in 1980 ???

Answer: John Connally
Winner: Lori R. and Kami W. both of Lubbock

Two Trivia Contests This Week!

Trivia Contest #1: This week, 2 winners will be chosen for a pair of tickets to the Market Hall Shopping Event during next week's Holiday Happening event, November 18-21st.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us using the fun phrase “All For the Hall” as your subject title.

The Question: The annual "Holiday Happening" event began in 1979, but the Junior League of Lubbock itself was actually established in which year using what name originally ???

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 for us. Email your answer and contact details to us at:

Deadline for entry is Sunday at midnight. Winners will be contacted this coming Monday.

Trivia Contest #2:
This week 1 winner will win a pair of tickets to next week's opening night performance of "A Tuna Christmas" on Tuesday, November 16th.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase “Pass the Tuna Helper” as your subject title.

The Question: Jaston Williams (of "Tuna" fame) hails from which West Texas town ???

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 for us. Email your answer and contact details to us at:

Deadline for entry is Sunday at midnight. Winners will be contacted this coming Monday.

Good luck to everyone!

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November 14….......Ballet Lubbock presents The Nutcracker Tea
November 16-19, 21….Celebrity Attractions: "A Tuna Christmas"
November 17–20….Holiday Happening 2010
November 19….......Jazz Vocalist Nnenna Freelon in Concert
November 19-21, 23-24, 26-28, 30….Polar Express Train Ride
November 20…......"Clean Comedy For a Cause"

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