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August 12….Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market -
Looking for the best in local produce, handmade and artisan products?
If the answer is YES...then visit the Downtown Farmers Market
each Saturday at 19th and Buddy Holly Ave from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
for a taste of downtown Lubbock, and the finest in local produce,
meat, dairy, cheese. baked goods and arts. The full 2017 market
season will be every Saturday from June 3rd to October 28th from
9 a.m. until vendors sell out. For info, visit lubbockdowntownfarmersmarket.com/.
We look forward to seeing you every Saturday at the Lubbock Downtown
Farmers Market at 19th Street & Buddy Holly Ave.
August 12….Funky Junk Roundup – Come and
enjoy this one day shopping extravaganza featuring a unique blend
of vintage finds & inspiration, one of a kind handcrafted
items, antique décor, hand painted furniture, repurposed
items, rusty-chippy-shabby-reloved & refunked JUNK, bling
& glam boutiques, sparkly jewels and FABuLOUS JUNKTIQUES for
your creative soul! Put some JUNK in your trunk™ Y’all!
Admission $5.00 (Under 12 are admitted FREE). Lubbock Memorial
Civic Center; 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
August 12....The Roundtable presents: Beth Roesler - Founder
of "Heart of Lubbock Community Garden - "Successes &
Failure of Gardening in West Texas" - Our luncheons
are held at Hillcrest Country Club 4011 N Boston Ave, Lubbock.
North on University past State Living Facility to Newcomb, left
for about 4 blocks and you will come to the entrance of the Hillcrest
Country Club at Boston and Newcomb. Meeting format: People arrive
about 11 a.m. to start registering, pay for lunch and some socializing.
Food service starts at 11:15 followed by introductions and announcements
at 11:30.The speaker will start about11:50 and be finished with
the program and questions from the audience by 1 p.m. The public
is invited. Lunch/attendance is fifteen dollars ($15) per person.
Limited menu includes beverage and dessert. There are no membership
fees or dues associated with attending the functions. Any extra
monies that you would like to contribute will go towards the speakers
lunch and towards our Honors College Scholarship fund at Tech.
Our Saturday luncheons are a great way to (1) learn more about
current global/US/Texas/Lubbock issues and events, (2) meet other
people in area who may become lifetime friends (3) feel more at
home in Lubbock. Most wear business or business-casual attire.
No RSVP is necessary. Show up whenever your schedule allows, feel
free to bring a guest(s) and email this invitation to anyone you
think might be interested. For more information email Marie Evans
at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 12….Maines Brothers Band - Live
- To celebrate 51 years of making music, all the original members
of The Maines Brothers Band are back together for a one-night
only concert singing their favorite hits including "Break
the Fall" and "Amarillo Highway." To reserve tickets
call Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center,
1501 Mac Davis Lane; 7 p.m.
August 12…..Cactus Theater Presents: An Evening
with Marcia Ball: Louisiana-Swamp-Boogie-Jazz-Rock-Blues!
- The title track of Marcia Ball’s latesta lbum, "The
Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man" - is an irresistible
tale of true love at the traveling carnival. It’s a story
that nobody but Ball could spin, filled with vivid details, universal
truths and a rambunctious sense of fun and desire. With raucous
horns punctuating Ball’s legendary piano playing and emotional,
melodic vocals, the song kicks off a CD of eleven dazzling originals
and one stirring cover. The release mixes Ball’s Gulf Coast
blues, New Orleans R&B, swampy Louisiana ballads, and jumping,
Tex-Mex flavored zydeco into a one-of-a-kind musical gumbo - a
sound she has been perfecting over the course of her legendary
career. Her love of the road has led to years of countless performances
at festivals, concert halls and clubs all over the world. The
Texas-born, Louisiana-raised musical storyteller’s groove-laden
New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads and rollicking blues
have won her an enormous, loyal and still-growing fan base. She’s
received a total of ten Blues Music Awards (and a whopping 44
nominations), seven Living Blues Awards and five Grammy Award
nominations. She has been inducted into both the Gulf Coast Music
Hall Of Fame and the Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame. Always a songwriter
of great renown, Ball delved deeper into songwriting than she
ever had in her career with her Grammy-nominated 2010 Alligator
Records release, "Roadside Attractions", creating one
of her best and most personal albums. On 2014’s "The
Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man", Ball continued that
trajectory, drawing her listeners deep into her music with instantly
memorable melodies and imaginative imagery. Her songs paint vibrant
musical pictures richly detailed with larger-than-life characters,
regional flavors and colorful scenes both real and imagined. Featuring
her stellar, road-tested touring band, with help from friends
Delbert McClinton and Terrance Simien and production by Grammy-winner
Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Joe Louis Walker, James Cotton, Susan
Tedeschi), "The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man"
is happy, moving, joyful, stirring, thought-provoking, danceable
and fun. An engaging entertainer, Marcia Ball is a fan's delight
and the Cactus Theater proudly welcomes her back for what promises
to be a wonderful evening of musical magic. Reserved floor seats
$20-$25; standard balcony $15; limited box seats $40 - which includes
concessions with ticket. Box office open 3:00-5:30 p.m. daily
or call (806) 762-3233 or order online at cactustheater.com. Cactus
Theater, 1812 Buddy Holly Ave.
13….12th Annual K-9 Splashfest - Calling all dogs!
Sponsored by Parks and Recreation, this popular event allows people
and their dogs to swim together in. Dogs can compete in three
different contests: Swimsuit Competition, Retrieving Contest (from
the side or off diving board), and 25-Yard Timed Race. Prizes
will be awarded in each event. Dogs must be up Montelongo Pool
-to-date on their rabies vaccination and have with them a 2017
rabies tag or certificate from a veterinarian. Dogs must be on
leash, and aggressive dogs or dogs in heat are not allowed. Door
prizes and concessions will be available. City of Lubbock Animal
Services will host a booth at this event and will be providing
microchips for dogs! Microchips are the best way to ensure that
a lost pet is reunited with its owner. Cost for microchip is $10
per dog! Admission fees for participants are $2.50 for adults
and $2 for youth 17 or younger. Dogs get in free! Montelongo Pool
is located at 3200 Bates St. For more information, contact 775-2670.
Montelongo Pool, 3200 Bates St; 1-5 pm.
August 21….Solar Eclipse Viewing Party - Did you
know that a total solar eclipse will be visible in parts of the
United States on Monday, August 21st, 2017? On an arching diagonal
line from South Carolina to Oregon, many cities will experience
a 100%, or total solar eclipse for a few minutes. Lubbock will
experience a 78% max eclipse, when the Moon passes between the
Earth and the Sun during daylight hours and partially blocks or
shades the Sun’s light from reaching us. Locally, the eclipse
will begin at 11:30am, peak with max coverage at 12:57pm, and
then conclude at 2:26pm. The Science Spectrum will be celebrating
this amazing astronomical event by holding a *Free public Solar
Eclipse Viewing Party on Monday, August 21st from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. on its front lawn and in the lobby.
Free Activities at the Solar Eclipse Viewing Party will include:
• Hands-on space science activities and experiment stations
• Solar System and eclipse crafts
• **Safe Solar Eclipse viewings with special helmets and
• Live streaming of the eclipse from locations experiencing
a total eclipse
• Mini planetarium shows in the Science Spectrum’s
portable digital planetarium, the SpaceBubble
• Refreshments and fun music!
Never look directly at the Sun or a solar eclipse without approved
solar viewing glasses or helmets!
Additionally, the OMNI Theater will be offering special discounted
screenings of the film Solar Max in the OMNI Theater at 11 a.m.
and 2 p.m. on this day for only $5.00 per person. Solar Max is
the story of humankind’s journey to understand the Sun and
how we relate to it, from the earliest civilizations to today.
Using modern space exploration technology, we have just now begun
to understand this closest star to our world. Like how every 11
years it violently erupts in an event know as a solar maximum.
Solar Max is being shown at the OMNI Theater from Aug. 4th to
Oct. 5th, but will be discounted this one day only. Solar Eclipse
Viewing Party activities on the Science Spectrum front lawn and
in the lobby are Free to the public, but Museum and OMNI Theater
admission ticket rates still apply. Safe Solar Eclipse viewing
glasses are available for purchase now, and will also be available
on the day of the event in the Science Spectrum’s Gift Shop
for $2.15 each including tax. For those not wishing to purchase
their own pair of eclipse viewing glasses, free options using
helmets and optical projections will be available during the event.
Museum OR OMNI Theater General Admission Ticket Rates:
$6.50 Children (ages 3-12)
$6.50 Seniors (60+)
Free for children 2 and under
Science Spectrum Museum, 2579 S. Loop 289
August 25 & 26, September 1, 2, 8 & 9….CATS Playhouse
Presents: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
- In August and September, CATS Playhouse will transform into
the most enchanted forest in all of theater in Shakespeare’s
beloved comedy, “ A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
When the merry sprite Puck meddles with a magical love potion,
young lovers lost in the woods mysteriously find themselves infatuated
with the wrong person in this hilarious, fairy tale fantasia that
proves the course of true love never did run smooth. Tickets are
$18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, can be purchased
at www.catsplayhouse.com or at the door. CATS Playhouse, 2257
34th Street; Performances are at 7:30 p.m.
August 26....The Roundtable presents: Ashley Marin - Guadalupe-Parkway
Sommerville Centers "Programs that Work With Youth"
- Our luncheons are held at Hillcrest Country Club 4011 N Boston
Ave, Lubbock. North on University past State Living Facility to
Newcomb, left for about 4 blocks and you will come to the entrance
of the Hillcrest Country Club at Boston and Newcomb. Meeting format:
People arrive about 11 a.m. to start registering, pay for lunch
and some socializing. Food service starts at 11:15 followed by
introductions and announcements at 11:30.The speaker will start
about11:50 and be finished with the program and questions from
the audience by 1 p.m. The public is invited. Lunch/attendance
is fifteen dollars ($15) per person. Limited menu includes beverage
and dessert. There are no membership fees or dues associated with
attending the functions. Any extra monies that you would like
to contribute will go towards the speakers lunch and towards our
Honors College Scholarship fund at Tech. Our Saturday luncheons
are a great way to (1) learn more about current global/US/Texas/Lubbock
issues and events, (2) meet other people in area who may become
lifetime friends (3) feel more at home in Lubbock. Most wear business
or business-casual attire. No RSVP is necessary. Show up whenever
your schedule allows, feel free to bring a guest(s) and email
this invitation to anyone you think might be interested. For more
information email Marie Evans at this address: email@example.com.
October 8….“Real Life Inspiration for Downton
Abbey” A public talk by British author Jessica Fellowes
- Join the Friends of the Lubbock Public Library for a literary
talk with special guest Jessica Fellowes. Ms. Fellowes is the
author of the official companion guide books to the hit TV show
Downton Abbey, as well as the niece of the show’s creator.
Visiting all the way from England, Ms. Fellowes will share background
insights about the show, as well as how her family history inspired
some of the show’s most memorable storylines. This is a
family-friendly talk perfect for all Downton Abbey fans! General
admission tickets are $5 and VIP tickets are $30; tickets will
be available in August 2017. Lubbock Civic Auditorium, 2720 Drive
of Champions; 3 p.m.