September 15, 2011


September 15-18…. Fiestas Patrias - Come and enjoy a four day celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day hosted by local organization Fiestas del Llano. The gate fee at the Civic Center, where food booths and live music will be found in the lower parking lot, is $5 per person, $15 for a family of four, $2 for each additional family member, and $3 for seniors age 65+. Cash and checks are accepted; credit cards are not. Call Robert Narvaiz at 781-6277 or Olga Aguero at 741-0371 for more info. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.


September 16….Local Mission Benefit -
Come and enjoy delicious enchilada plates with all the trimmings: rice, beans, salad and dessert. This benefit is sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Asbury United Methodist Church and proceeds will benefit the following local mission efforts: Retreat for Mothers with young Children and Spiritual Growth Retreat scholarship funds and Love in Action Sewing Project for Dupre Elementary School. The choice is yours: carry out or dine-in or delivery (5+ orders). The price is right - $6.00 plate with 2 enchiladas and all the trimmings or $7.00 plate with 3 enchiladas and all the trimmings. You can call, email or text your orders to Silvia Rodriguez at 806-762-0829 or 806-939-6888. Asbury United Methodist Church, 20th & Ave T; 11 a.m. - until ?

September 16
(repeats September 23)….Cactus Theater: Happy Hour / Prince, Aerosmith and Journey Event - After work, come start your weekend out on the Cactus Marquee Patio during Happy Hour from 6 to 9 p.m. You don't want to miss this great summer happening, featuring live entertainment by West Texas' finest talents. This week's featured local artist is West Garza. Admission is always free and concessions will be available After Happy Hour, rock out with a tribute to Prince, Aerosmith and Journey featuring Dustin Garrret, Toby Caldwell, Ryan Garza, Bryan Pacheco, Jason Fellers, Amber Pennington, Jaden Terry and Alissa Beyer as they pay tribute to three of the greatest Rock artists of all time! Summer gas buster tickets are only $17.50 and can be bought at the door or reserved beforehand by calling the box office at 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m.


September 16-17
(repeats September 24-25)….Garza Theatre presents: “Godspell” - The '70s-era rock opera features great songs such as "Day By Day," and "Bless the Lord." It focuses on playful reenactments of parables from Matthew and other books of the Bible. Justin Duncan, director of the show, said the subject matter makes this show timeless, even 40 years after its May 17, 1971, debut on Broadway. Duncan said some of the more dated references in the original version have been removed to smooth out the story telling. The set and costumes are updated through a modern design concept with a retrospective feel as well with designer Daniel Hogan using a "steampunk" feel to the costumes and set. Whether seeing the show for the first time or for the 100th time, Duncan said that everyone should walk away with something positive from his interpretation of the hit show. Tickets to the musical are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, students and active military and $10 for children 12 and younger. To make reservations, call the box office at (806) 495-4005 or make them at Garza Theatre, 226 E. Main Street, Post, Texas; 7:30 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 25.


eptember 16, 17, 18 (repeats September 23-25)….Lubbock Community Theatre presents: “Steel Magnolias” – LCT begins it’s 2011 -2012 season with this classic play written by Robert Harling and directed by Jake Morgan. The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. This classic play, which was made into an award winning film with Sally Field and Dolly Parton, is filled with a special quality to make the characters truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m.


September 17….Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes -
The American Diabetes Association is the only organization that fights ALL TYPES OF DIABETES – Type 1, Type 2, gestational, and pre-diabetes. Every 20 seconds someone is diagnosed with diabetes. You know someone with diabetes! There are 25.8 million people in the U.S. who have diabetes, and it is a major cause of death by disease! In Lubbock alone, over 25,400 people have diabetes. Thousands will go blind, lose limbs, or suffer devastating complications such as heart and kidney failure. Diabetes is a national and local tragedy, and it has no cure….yet. Your American Diabetes Association, through Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes, is funding the very costly research to find a cure! Please join in and support the WALK that is supporting the millions of children and adults with diabetes through research, advocacy, youth initiatives and education. Lubbock's Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is celebrating its 18th anniversary! They have been in the top 3 walks in the nation for the past 3 years! Their goal is to raise $275,000 with more than 2000 walkers in Lubbock. To reach their goal they are asking every walker to raise a minimum of $125. Email: or call 794-0691, ext. 6138 to register or for information on forming a team! Mackenzie Park - baseball fields, 601 Municipal Drive. Check-in at 8 a.m. and walk starts at 9 a.m.

September 17…. 40th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival -
Fun for the entire family! This annual event held in September includes arts and crafts, exhibits, kid’s area, demonstrations, entertainment, and food. Free parking and trolley service from Clapp Swimming Pool and Hodges Center parking lots. The featured family event is the Family Scarecrow Making Contest, in which families make scarecrows that will be displayed at the Pumpkin Trail October 21st. For more event information, visit Lubbock Garden and Arts Center, 44th and University, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

September 17….Cars for Canines – Come help support South Plains animal shelters and rescue organizations. Activities include Cars for Canines Charity 1 mile dog walk ($3 prior to event or $5 day of event), canine fashion show, Frisbee contest, obstacle course, kids dog show, demonstrations from Lubbock's Police K9 unit, free sessions with PetSmart's accredited trainers, and Frenship veterinary booth and on site shot, clinic. For more info contact the coordinator, Jo Lynne at 806-799-4637. PetSmart, 6046 Marsha Sharp Freeway; 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

September 17….Extend the Growing Season Workshop - Learn how to extend the growing season into the colder months by growing vegetables and herbs in cold frames and growing tunnels. Extend the Growing Season Workshop is presented by Russ Wallace, Extension Vegetable Specialist and sponsored by Lubbock Master Gardeners. Cost is $40.00 with included lunch. Registration deadline: September 10th. Registration form at Master Gardener website: Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University Avenue; 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.

September 17….VFW Reading Glasses Event – The VFW is partnering with 20/20 Mission to give reading glasses to Vets and Non-Vets who need them. There will also be music, juke box, karaoke, refreshments, and cookie decorating for the kids. For more information please contact Al White Commander at (806) 747-2668. VFW location, 501-114th East of I- 27 (Tahoka Hwy, Hwy. 87); 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

September 17….Lubbock Fun Club Day at The Maize [Note: Open weekends through November 26 and by special appointments/field trips through the week; see operating schedule and times below] - Fall is here and the Simpson family has created a new labyrinth that will challenge any maze goer! Come test your skills in the 12 acre cornfield full of twists and turns. This year’s design is a tribute to Buddy Holly and his 75th birthday. The Maize will give visitors the chance to see this startling creation and is also the perfect place to come pick your pumpkins for fall decorating and carving. They have a huge selection and varieties to choose from. It is the perfect adventure for families, school field trips, church groups, scouts, birthday parties, cooperate team building and company gatherings. So come be a part of Lubbock’s very own cornfield maize. In addition to the maize, you will find roasted corn, BBQ, rock wall, pumpkin patches, campfires, corn cannon, hay bale mazes, barnyard, concession and tent area. Maize admission - $8.00, non-maize admission - $4.00, (4 and under are free). Hayride, Corn Cannon, Cow Train- $1.00 each. Pumpkins are $1 - $15.00. Campfire reservation - $25.00. Hayride to Pumpkin Hollow - $5.00. By reservation: Tues-Thur 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. (School Field trips) and Tues-Thur 5 – 9 p.m. (Groups). For more information call James and Patti Simpson at 787-4222 or 787-4241or visit From Shallowater: (2 miles East on FM 1294). From 4th and Frankford: (7 miles north on Frankford to FM 1294. Turn left and go ¾ of a mile). From I-27: (Take the Shallowater exit. Go 6.5 miles on FM 1294). REMEMBER....Lubbock Fun Club Members Special BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE ADMISSION COUPON above is good THIS SATURDAY from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. only.

September 17….Science Spectrum presents: BubbleFest – Learn the science of “playing” with bubbles! Enjoy amazing performances by “Bubble-ologist” Louis Pearl. Louis’ show is a comedic and fun adventure with bubbles. See a variety of amazing bubble creations like; people-Inside of bubbles, square bubbles, spaceship, universe, & centipede bubbles, edible bubbles, bubble brains, trampoline bubbles, trumpet bubbles, William Tell Bubbles, and even learn how to invent your own bubble toys. More information on Louis Pearl and his show can be found at: All BubbleFest activities are included with standard museum admission. Free for members. Bubble Shows at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

BubbleFest Activities Include:
- Bubble Shapes
- Floating Bubbles
- Bubble Art
- Bubbles in Science
- Bubble Toys and Solutions
- Bubble Gum blowing contest
- The all new digital “SpaceBubble”
- Special pre-school bubble activities in the all new
Lubbock Children’s Museum space.

Science Spectrum Museum & OMNI Theater, located at 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

September 17….Lubbock Heritage Society 2nd Photo Roundup: Be a Part of Preserving Lubbock’s History - The Lubbock Heritage Society is soliciting the help of community members in collecting, scanning, and preserving photographic images that reflect Lubbock’s diverse social, economic, and architectural history. The Society, which supports preservation of Lubbock’s historic structures and institutions, is gathering images to consider for inclusion in a forthcoming book of Lubbock photographs under contract with Arcadia Publishing, publishers of the nationally popular “Images of America” paperback history series. Contributors may bring unframed color or black-and-white photographs, which Society personnel will scan on-site while they wait and return to them immediately. Contributors with 35mm slides may inquire about scanning at a later date. “The most useful and interesting images are those that show distinctive places or groups, which can be readily identified and dated,” said Daniel Sanchez, the group’s current president and an oral historian at Texas Tech University’s Southwest Collection. “We are looking especially for distinctive photographs that have not been published elsewhere.” There is no cost for the service, and as an added benefit to contributors, a copy of each digitized image will be provided to its contributor. Contributors wanting copies of their digital files should bring a USB flash drive or memory stick. Contributors should also bring with them as much information about each image as they know: identification of structures or people; date of photograph; name of photographer or owner. Contributors will be required to sign a release at the time of scanning, granting rights for the Society to scan and use images for the book and other Society projects. While not all photographs will ultimately be used in the book, due to duplication, photo quality, or other factors, contributors will have the satisfaction of supporting a long-awaited book project for the Lubbock community and will be able to purchase a copy of the book upon publication. The Photo Roundup is free and open to the public. No advance appointment is necessary. A copy of the photo information form is available on the website, Photos will be selected and scanned and the originals returned to you on the spot. First Come. First served. Linger over refreshments and good company as they work through the process. For more information, call 806-392-4949. Images are sought from the following periods (suggested categories and topics are only some possible ideas):
Before Settlement to 1925 - Examples: buffalo, hunting, settlers, farmers, stores, social events, cattle business, religious gatherings.
1926-1940 - Examples: businesses, crops and harvest, shopping, Texas Tech, church events, ballgames, music events, the classroom.
1941-1960 - Examples: WWII, Reese Air Force Base, Texas Tech, social events, athletics, hospitals, music and musicians, church events, agribusiness, retail.
1961-1970 - Examples: athletics, businesses, Vietnam, civil rights, the tornado, rebuilding, college life, agribusiness, shopping, religion.
1971-1990 - Examples: Texas Instruments, bussing, medical, technology, HSC, airport, woman’s movement, counterculture, music and musicians, the arts.
- Examples: the arts, music and musicians, agribusiness, war, college life, new development, new industry, medical, athletics, retail.
This gathering and "scanning event" takes place at St. Paul's Church Annex at 16th and Avenue Y from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

September 17….National Golden Spur Award - Each year, the National Golden Spur Award recognizes the lifetime achievements of the nation’s top rancher. This unique award, the only national distinction of its kind, recognizes outstanding contributions to the ranching and livestock industry. More than bringing prestige to an individual, the award spotlights the humanistic and scientific contributions of the livestock and ranching industries. Nolan Ryan of Georgetown, Texas, will receive the 34th annual National Golden Spur. In recognition of his positive portrayal of ranching and his public acknowledgement of it as his chosen way of life in numerous national publications, interviews and product endorsements, the 2011 Golden Spur sponsors selected Ryan to receive this year’s award. With his playing days behind him, the talented, award-winning pitcher is now president and CEO of the Texas Rangers baseball club—and a rancher. The award will be presented during a dinner, preceded by a reception and silent auction. Tickets, available from the Ranching Heritage Association, are $100 each or $75 for RHA members, with tables for 6 available at $750, tables for 8 $1,250 and $5,000 for event sponsors. The $5,000 tables include admission to a Private Reception with Nolan Ryan from 6-6:30 p.m. Call (806) 742-0498 for more info. Overton Hotel & Conference Center, 2322 Mac Davis Lane; 6 p.m.

September 17…..Cactus Theater presents: “Always...Patsy Cline” - More than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically in a plane crash in 1963, the show is based on a true story about Cline's (Amber Pennington) friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger (Jane Prince Jones), who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. The show's title was inspired by Cline's letters to Seger, which were consistantly signed "Love ALWAYS...Patsy Cline." Bring the entire family and all of your friends to experience Amber Pennington's beautiful rendition of Patsy Cline and Jane Prince Jones' uncanny comical wit of Louise in this fabulously produced production! Tickets are $17.50 and can be purchased at the door or reserved beforehand by calling the box office at (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave; 7:30 p.m.

Looking at Next Week & Beyond

September 19, 21, 26, 28 - “Just for Boys” Etiquette Series
eptember 23 - October 1….2011 Panhandle South Plains Fair
Sept. 29- Oct. 1….Friends of Wolfforth Library Fall Book Sale
October 7-8….......LCU Fall Musical: “Cinderella”
October 9…..........Kids’ Fun Fest

October 21-23…....Friends of the Library Fall Sale

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