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Volume 28, Number 5

May 2016

In May May is Older Americans Month 5th – Cinco de Mayo 5th – Meals on Wheels groundbreaking, 2304 34th St. 7th - City & school elections 8th - Mother’s Day 13th & 14th - Wines & Vines 20th & 21st – Texas Tech graduation 21st – Armed Forces Day 24th - U.S. District 19 runoff election 30th – Memorial Day

Inside Ladies Day at the Ranch, May 24 ...................................3 Lawn watering schedules ..........4 Cell phone waiting area at airport .................................13 Voting locations .......................23 City & school elections ............24 U.S. District 19 runoff election ...............................24

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Lubbock, Texas 79401

‘Blaze a Trail’ during May for Older Americans Month Older adults are a growing and increasingly vital part of the country. The contributions they make to our communities are varied, deeply rooted, and include influential roles in the nation’s economy, politics, and the arts. From 69-year-old NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Jr. to 84-year-old actress Rita Moreno to 83-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsberg, who took her seat as a Supreme Court Justice at age 60, older adults are blazing trails in all aspects of American life. In 1963, the contributions of older people began being acknowledged by using the month of May to celebrate Older Americans Month. Led by the Administration for Community Living, the annual observance offers the opportunity

to learn about, support, and celebrate the nation’s older citizens. This year’s theme, “Blaze a Trail,” emphasizes the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and new passions, engaging their communities, and blazing a trail of positive impact on the lives of people of all ages. Older adults in the community are leading and inspiring others and setting examples for all to blaze trails of their own.

Wines & Vines Festival set for May 13,14 The 5th annual Lubbock Wines and Vines Festival is set for May 13 & 14 at McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Ave., to benefit Lubbock Meals on Wheels. Friday hours are from 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. The event will include Texas wine tastings, local food trucks, live music, wine and merchandise for sale, Triple J beer booth, and The Hub City Master Chef competition. All proceeds from entries will go to Lubbock Meals on Wheels. General admission is $20 for one day, or $30 for both days. Cost per day without wine or beer tasting is $15. One-day rate includes 10 wine-tasting tickets. Two-day rate includes 20 wine-tasting tickets. Both-day tickets include a commemorative wine glass. For more information, call McPherson Cellars at 806-687-9463.

Golden Gazette May 2016  
Golden Gazette May 2016  

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