November 10, 2011


November 11….New Neighbors Club: A Live Auction and Lunch -
All proceeds benefit local nonprofit community programs supported by the New Neighbors Club. New Neighbors supports the South Plains Food Bank, Parenting Cottage, Ronald McDonald House, South Plains Children’s Shelter and Meals on Wheels. Cost: $15. Lunch provided. Join them for Bridge or Canasta after the auction and lunch. To register, call 794-5324 or 698-8598. Municipal Garden and Arts Center, 4215 University Avenue; 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

November 11….Southcrest Christian School Veteran’s Day Event - Southcrest Christian School, (SCS) will present a special Veteran’s Day program with State Representative Charles Perry as the guest speaker of the event. In addition, there will be a slideshow featuring photos of military family members of SCS students. Southcrest Christian School students from pre-kindergarten through 4th grade music classes will sing in a patriotic vocal presentation. The award-winning, SCS Warrior Band directed by Rick Driscoll will also play inspiring songs to celebrate Veteran’s Day. “This is definitely a highlight of the year for our families,” said Principal Linda Merriott. “It showcases the talent and hard work of our students in the area of fine arts and pays tribute to the many men and women who have served and are serving in the military to preserve our country’s freedom.” Southcrest Baptist Church worship center, 3801 South Loop 289 ; 10 a.m.

November 11….Veterans Day at the Silent Wings Museum - The Silent Wings Museum will commemorate our country’s veterans on this special day. All visitors will be welcomed with free admission to the museum and activities throughout the day. The museum opens its doors at 10 a.m. The event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. with the presentation of the colors by the Lubbock Fire Department Honor Guard, followed by the Veterans Day Presidential Proclamation read by The Honorable Mayor Tom Martin. At 1 p.m., the Silent Wings Museum Curator, Don Abbe PhD., will host a gallery talk opening The Creative Side of War exhibition, followed by a talk with John McCullough entitled Putt Putt Air Force. The event’s evening reception is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., light hord’oeuvres will be served, preceding Dr. Gary Best, Professor Emeritus in the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles. Best will speak on Remembering - a Tribute to Those Who Have Preserved and Protected our Freedom. The Jazz Alley ensemble will perform World War II-Era big band music.

Silent Wings Veterans Day Schedule of Events:

10 a.m: Doors open, free admission, coffee & donut breakfast provided by the Salvation Army

11 a.m: Opening Ceremony; presentation of the colors by the Lubbock Fire Department Honor Guard. The Honorable Mayor Tom Martin speaks; music by area students.

1 p.m: The Creative Side of War & Putt Putt Air Force gallery talk, accompanied by a light lunch by American Red Cross.

5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m: Evening Reception begins, Guest Speaker Dr. Gary Best, Live Swing Music by The Jazz Alley ensemble.

All Veteran's Day events held at Silent Wings Museum, 6202 N. I-27.

November 11….Cogdell’s General Store Open House – Come and enjoy refreshments, food samples and drawings for additional savings at the National Ranching Heritage Center. $5 off of any purchase totaling $30 or more or $10 off any purchase totaling $60 or more. Call 806-742-2497 for more information. National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth Street; 10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

November 11….“It’s Magic!” - Come and enjoy a night filled with improbability, inspiration, and giving to support individuals with special needs and supporting High Point Village. The event will feature Gene Stallings, famed football coach for the Dallas Cowboys and Texas A&M and father to a son with Down's Syndrome, KLBK chief meteorologist Nikki-Dee Ray as our emcee, and magician Monte Holder. Marsha Sharp will also be in attendance. Evening will also feature dinner by Carino's Italian Restaurant, a silent auction, and talented individuals with special needs. Individual tickets to attend are $50 and can be purchased online at or by calling 698-0015. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

November 11….T.S. Monk in Concert - American jazz drummer, composer and bandleader T.S. Monk has received the New York Jazz Awards First Annual “Recording of the Year” award and Downbeat’s prestigious 63rd annual Album of the Year Reader’s Choice Award for “Monk On Monk,” an 80th birthday anniversary tribute album to his father, the jazz legend Thelonious Monk. Critics and the public lauded T. S. Monk as his father's true musical heir. Rave reviews in the Hollywood Reporter, Variety, the L.A. Times, and others, echoed the public sentiment of the sold out concert hall shows across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Tickets can be purchased through select-a-seat outlets. General Admission $15.00. Texas Tech University Allen Theater, 15th Street and Akron; 7 p.m.

November 11….Nostalgia Night - Nostalgia music of the '70s, '80s and '90s will be performed. The Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine, along with past and new Cactus stars will perform on this fantastic night of remembrance of great music! Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Call (806) 762-3233 for tickets! Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave, 7:30 p.m.


November 11 and 12….Flatlands Dance Theatre presents "Collide: A Collaboration of Artists and Art Forms" -
Flatlands Dance Theatre will electrify audiences with an evening of original dance works that feature innovation, diversity, and above all, collaboration. Complex and highly entertaining, these fusion works feature not only live dance, but also live music, theatrical interludes, film, and visual art works that intersect with the movement of dancers onstage. Joining the company are guest artists Jason Barton (film), Courtney Brown (theater), Emmett Buhmann (lighting design), Carol Fluekiger (visual art), Adam Gallegos (film), Bruce Hermann (theater), Kris Olson (body percussion), Curtis Peoples (music), Tiburzcio (instillation art), and Bryan Wheeler (visual art). Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 806.770.2000. Firehouse Theatre at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K; 7 p.m.

November 11 and 12….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks 3 -
Acclaimed clarinetist and winner of the 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Alexander Fiterstein will light up the evening with Mozart’s spirited Clarinet Concerto. Then, with Tchaikovsky’s enchantingly melodic Romeo and Juliet and the alternatingly lyric and chordal Fourth Symphony by Witold Lutoslawski you will find yourself lost in the extravagance of the evening. For tickets and more information call (806)762-1688 or visit Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7:30 p.m.


November 12….Fall Bazaar and Market Day
- Everyone's favorite artists and growers will be present at the Civic Center exhibit hall. Inside, out of whatever weather will be headed our way, the Bazaar will be the first of the holiday shopping events in Lubbock. Come down and shop through the over 120 booths featuring all styles of art, accessories, woodwork, leather work, glass, ceramics and just cool stuff. Only $2 per person for tons of fun and shopping! Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

November 12….Big XII College Football: Texas Tech vs. Oklahoma State - The Red Raiders return home to host the top-five ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys. Prior to the game, enjoy tailgating and Raider Alley pre-game festivities in the parking lots and adjacent fields near Frazier Pavilion across from the stadium. Jones AT&T Stadium. Drive of Champions and University Ave; 11 a.m.

November 12
…."Ransom at Dry Gulch” - More hilarity and great music as the cast of "Poker and Lace" returns in a Jane Prince Jones play, featuring Kurt Kiser, Mark Martin, Jere Lowe, Mike and Mariel Morgan, Ashley Hayes and Jane Prince-Jones as saloon owner "Belle". Dozens of songs ranging from pop to country are interwoven in this comic farce set in the old west. Tickets are $20.00 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.; 7:30 p.m.


November 12-13….15th Annual Take In The Local Color!
Lubbock’s Artist Studio Tour - Fifty-four artists and ten studios will be participating in the 15th 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, Texas. 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 10 host studios for the 2011 Local Color Studio Tour:

Toni Arnett Studio, 9605 Toledo Avenue
Ginger Bundock Studio, 4512 14th Street
Glassy Alley Studio, 1940 Texas Avenue (NEW STUDIO 2011)
Carol C. Howell Studio, 3224 22nd Street
Linda Jackson Studio, 5419 16th Place
Lubbock Arts Alliance, 1717 Texas (NEW STUDIO 2011)
RENDr frame & arts, 4414 82nd St (NEW STUDIO LOCATION 2011)
Vision Wolf Art Studio, 2604 Boston Avenue (NEW STUDIO 2011)
Wendell Warman-Adams Studio, 8210 Clinton Avenue (NEW 2011)
James Watkins Studio, 3017 28th Street

For more information about the tour, please call 806-744-2787.
Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 12th; and
Noon – 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 13th.

November 12 – 13….I’m Thankful For Being A Girl Princess Tea Party - Join your favorite princesses as we celebrate being girls, drink tea and have cookies and enjoy a great performance by the princesses and members of Hub Performing Arts School's Advanced Performance Team. Ticket sales go to assist team members as they travel to Atlanta in January to compete in the Junior Theatre Festival and to Hub Performing Arts School's scholarship fund. Bring sample size toiletry items to help Lubbock Impact as they care for the homeless and less fortunate in our community. Your donation will get you a picture with your favorite princess! You can also donate $2 for a picture. Call to reserve your tickets today: 795-7344. $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Bring your mom, aunt, grandmother, girl scout troupe or best friends. Lubbock Impact, 2707 34th St; 2–4 p.m


November 13….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra Family Concert -
Join the LSO for their free annual concert for families. With music-centered activity centers open prior to the concert, the Lubbock Symphony welcomes families to participate in learning about instruments, musicians, conducting, and orchestration. With opportunities to speak candidly with musicians and our conductor, this concert is a great chance to learn more about symphonies and classical music. There will also be free refreshments after the concert, and the music performed will be fun-themed and appropriate for all ages. Estacado High School, 1504 E Itasca. Activity centers at 1 p.m.; concert begins at 3 p.m.


ovember 14....Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour 2011 - This high-octane show features a unique combination of high energy rock ’n’ roll, orchestral movements and festive holiday music...all rolled into one amazing final product...known to fans of the band as "rock theater." Sure to inspire, wow and surprise. Reserved seats are $66.25, $56.25, $46.25 and $35.75 and available at all Select-A-Seat outlets. United Spirit Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave. 7:30 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

Question: What is the approximate number of kernals typically found on an ear of corn?

Winners: Hesper H. and Roxann J. both of Lubbock...and Tabitha H. of Slaton.

This Week's Trivia Contest....

This week, one winner will be chosen for 2 tickets to see the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks 3 performance this Saturday night.

To win these tickets, answer the trivia question below and email it to us at using the fun phrase "Wherefore art thou, Romeo?" as your subject title.

The Question: Which Italian city is the setting for William Shakespeare's classic play "Romeo and Juliet"?

The deadline for this contest is TOMORROW (Friday) at noon and the winners will be contacted by mid-afternoon. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

Be sure to include your daytime contact info in the body of the email...including your cell phone number or a daytime landline so we may contact you easily if you are the winner. We'd like to know if you live in Lubbock or in the surrounding area, so please include your hometown.

Good luck to everyone!
Sponsor Spotlight:
Don't Miss Taking Your Family and Friends to The Maize...Final Weeks!

There are only 2 weekends left to come master the Buddy Holly Maze and enjoy some fall favorites. Take a hayride, shoot the corn cannon, ride the cowtrain, visit the barnyard animals. Also serving BBQ and roasted corn! Hot chocolate and hot apple cider. Hours are as follows: Fridays 5-9 p.m. Saturdays 10-9 and Sundays 2-9.

Free Hayride to Pumpkin Hollow with paid maze admission every Friday Sat and Sunday nights from 6:30-9! Open Thanksgiving Day 3-9 pm. Friday Nov 25th from 3-9 p.m. Final Day is Saturday Nov 26th. Don't miss the fun this year!
Community Counts:
Meals on Wheels Annual Benefit Kicks Off Weeklong Pie Event

November 12-19….20th Annual Feed a Friend…It’s as Easy as Pie Fundraiser - For a $5 donation to Meals on Wheels, participants will receive a coupon for a free Sara Lee pie. Varieties include: blueberry, homestyle apple, dutch apple, cherry, pumpkin, mince, sweet potato, and peach. Lubbock Meals on Wheels hopes to raise $50,000 with this fundraiser. Donations can be made at any Lubbock United Supermarket or at the Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ office, 2304-34th. The event kicks-off with a pie eating contest at the United Supermarkets location Parkway Drive on Friday, November 11th. Local celebrities will participate in the contest as it is aired live on KAMC’s and KLBK’s noon newscast. Lubbock Meals on Wheels serves hot, nutritious meals to over 600 homebound, elderly and disabled people each weekday, totaling over 143,000 meals annually. The organization depends completely on the community for financial support, receives no governmental funding, and is not a United Way funded agency. Over 1100 volunteers and twelve staff members carry out the mission of Lubbock Meals on Wheels.

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
November 16-20….32nd Annual Holiday Happening
November 17-19….Monterey High Theatre presents: “Grease”
November 18…......Community Speaker Series
November 18-19….Celebrity Attractions: "Young Frankenstein”
November 18…......“A Night on the Red Carpet”
November 18–20….Tech Music Theatre: The Secret Garden
November 19
…......Bulb Planting Workdays at the Arboretum
November 19….......Country-Western Dance

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