December 15, 2011


December 15...Enchanted Holiday Story Time with Belle - Boys and girls are invited to meet Belle (bring your camera) as she re-tells her first Christmas inside the Enchanted Castle. There will be holiday snacks, free raffles, games, prizes and lots of holiday crafts. Make princess ornaments and Mickey Mouse wreaths, decorate gingerbread boys and girls and Belle bookmarks. Wear your holiday dress and take your picture with Belle by the Christmas tree! For more info call (806) 775-2834 or visit Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street; 10:30 a.m.

December 15….Celtic Christmas
- Singers, players, dancers, storytellers, and more gather to perform traditional repertoire of the season in the Tenth Annual Caprock Celtic Christmas, including traditional Irish, Welsh, Breton, and English dance; Gaelic-, Welsh-, and English-language traditional songs; instrumental dance tunes and slow airs, and much more. For tickets call Select-A-Seat at 770-2000. Texas Tech University Allen Theater, located on the Texas Tech Campus; 7 p.m.


December 16….Art With Aimee: Winter Wonderland Party Theme – Come make wintery decorations and a themed art & craft project. Also enjoy pizza, sweet treats, scavenger hunt, and a holiday movie. For ages 6-12. Cost is $10.00 per child. Please call (806) 767-3796 to save your spot for this special holiday creation time. Maxey Community Center, 4020-30th Street; 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.


December 16-17.…."Ring Around Rosalie” - CATS Playhouse will be presenting the world premiere of “Ring Around Rosalie”, a new comedy written & directed by Whitney Ryan Garrity. This funny, fast-paced farce takes place in 1933 - the day after Prohibition ends. The talented cast includes Ian Boone, Cornelius Brown, Megan Dobbs, Charles Grair, Lisa Hernandez, Jay Ingram, Zachery Kocurek, Kara Marshall, Seth Murry, Janet Park, Christina Plank, Sarrean White. For tickets and more information call 806-792-0501. CATS Playhouse, 2257-34th Street. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

December 16-17
(repeats Dec. 22, 23)….A Cactus Family Christmas – It’s Christmas time again and time for the Cactus Theater to welcome you to celebrate this holiday season with the best entertainment in West Texas. You’ll see many of your Cactus Theater favorites along with fabulous new performers. Enjoy Slaton Bakery’s famous Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and a variety of Christmas music you are guaranteed to love. This is a family tradition you will want to keep coming back to...year after year. Tickets are only $25.00 and can be reserved by calling the box office at (806) 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Avenue; 7:30 p.m.


December 16–18
…."A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley" - A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley was adapted from Charles Dickens’ classic by Israel Horovitz and directed by John A, Packard. Famous the world over, the often bizarre and ultimately heart-warming story of Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the others needs no detailing here. Horovitz’s adaptation follows the original scrupulously but, in bringing it to life on the stage, adds elements of inventiveness and brilliant theatricality which enhance and strengthen its timeless virtues. The end result is a theatre piece of unique eloquence, which will delight audiences of all ages, and draw forth the best efforts of all engaged in its presentation. For tickets call (806) 749-2416 or visit Lubbock Community Theatre, 4232 Boston Ave; 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday.


December 17….Friends of the Lubbock Public Library Kris Kringle Sale
- This is a full price sale, the half price sale will be in February. Is there a book you wish you had purchased at the October sale? Do you need a unique Christmas gift? There is a huge selection of books remaining. This will be a one day sale with no holding area and no carry out help. Lots of books and time to do shopping in a more quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Cash or Checks only. Please bring your own bags or boxes for your purchases. Mahon Library basement, 1306 9th Street; 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

December 17….Arts and Crafts Business Expo - Over 50 vendors with hand-crafted goodies and sales representatives will be present with a variety of goods and services to offer. This month a raffle with many different prizes will benefit the South Plains Food Bank. Products include handmade soaps and lotions, wooden toys and boxes, wall hangings, fine art, jewelry - new, artistan, vintage, fashion accessories, aprons, home baked goodies, and knitwear. Different sales representatives will be present from Avon, Scensty Candles, Xanadoo, Pay as you Go Wireless, Pure Romance, Tupperware, MaryKay, and Beijo and Miche Bags. Come out to see what all the fun is about. For more information, please contact Vicki Juarez, co-founder, AwesoMe SuccEss Network, 806-535-8776. Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop 289; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

December 17….South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Christmas Open House - Meet the “Wildlife Ambassadors” and enjoy festive refreshments. Photography welcome. Visit with the staff and volunteers. Admission is $1.00 for guests over 4 years old or bring an item from the wish list on our web page: For more information call 806 799-2142. Ample parking next door (south) at Indiana Baptist Church. South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 3308 95th Street (east side of 95th Street and Indiana Avenue); 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

December 17 (repeats Dec. 21)….Decorate Cookies for Santa - Kids of all ages ...come on down to Cookies by Design and have some fun decorating cookies for the big night—Christmas Eve! The jolly old elf, Santa himself, will stop by to take pictures with you and oversee the festivities! Reserve your spot by calling 794-6992. The cookie parties fill up quickly, so call today! Cost is $10 for two cookies and a picture with Santa! Cookies by Design, 3310-82nd Street.Times available:
Saturday December 17th: 11 a.m., 1Noon, 1 p.m. or 2 p.m.
Wednesday December 21st: 11 a.m., Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. or 3 p.m.

December 17….“Holiday Movies and Treats day at LHUCA” – The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts would like to say a big “Thank you Lubbock” and will be hosting a day-long “come and go” holiday movies and treats day. This event is free to the public and family friendly. Everyone is encouraged to stop by for a wonderful day of holiday cheer.
11 a.m. The Dog Who Saved Christmas
12:30 p.m. Wow! Wow! Wubbzy: Wubbzy's Christmas Vacation
2 p.m. The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation
3:30 p.m. Happy Feet
All events at LHUCA, 511 Avenue K; 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

December 17….An Evening to Remember at Vintage Township
- Don't miss this year's "Evening to Remember," one of Lubbock's most exclusive Christmas evening events at Vintage Township. The evening includes elegant hors d'oeuvres and wine by D'Vine Wine, exclusive evening Christmas home tours of several of Vintage Township's finest homes, horse drawn carriage rides around Founders Park, silent auction and raffle, hot chocolate and select desserts by Starbuck's. Tickets are just $40 and can be purchased at the Vintage Township sales office. For more information call (866) 592-4147. Vintage Township, 12002 Trafalgar; 6 p.m.- 10p.m.


December 18….Jubilate Women's Choir Christmas Concert
– The Jubilate Women’s Choir is hosting a free Christmas Concert with all of the offering proceeds going to CASA of the South Plains. The Jubilate Women’s Choir was founded by the artistic music director and conductor, Dr. Hyung Sek (John) Chae in August, 2010 and is composed of female singers, based in Lubbock and the West Texas area. The choir is an auditioned group performing choral works from all genres. The choir has been conducting regularly scheduled performances in Lubbock and West Texas Area. Bacon Heights Baptist Church, 5110 54th Street; 6 p.m.


December 18, 19, 20….Cactus Kids Christmas Show
– Treat your family to a heartwarming evening of unbelievable talent and incredible fun that will remind you what Christmas is all about. Featuring the Cactus Cuties, Avery and the Calico Hearts and a host of incredibly talented kids from Terri Caldwell Music, all backed by the fabulous Lubbock Texas Rhythm Machine. Tickets are $25.00/ kids $12.50 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 762-3233. Cactus Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.; 7:30 p.m.

Last Week's Trivia Winners....

Question #1: Where was the original premiere of "The Nutcracker"?

St. Petersburg, Russia

Winner: Eliza H. of Abernathy

Question #2: In which author's novel is it "always winter but never Christmas" ???

Answer: C.S. Lewis' “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe”

Winners: Amy H. and Allison M. both of Lubbock

This Week's Trivia Contest!

This week, one winner will be chosen for a Family 4-pak to the Science Spectrum and Omni Theater.

The question: In the 1964 animated classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"....which reindeer was Rudolph's dad?

To win these tickets, email with the answer, using the fun phrase “Red Nose Trivia” as your subject title.

The deadline for this contest is Sunday at midnight and the winner will be contacted by mid-afternoon Monday. Please....we ask that you only enter the contest once to be fair to everyone out there : )

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.

Good luck to everyone!

Looking at Next Week & Beyond
December 21-23, 30….Lubbock Moonlight Musicals Dinner Theater presentation of “White Christmas”
December 21-22, 27-30; January 3-4….Holiday Fun Camp
January 7….Country/Western Dance
January 20-21….Lubbock Symphony Orchestra

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