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Former Texas Tech Red Raider Football coach Mike Leach will make another appearance in Lubbock this weekend.  Leach is signing copies of his new book Swing Your Sword at the Barnes and Noble at the South Plains Mall starting at noon Saturday.

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans for Foreign Wars and Mission 20/20 are joining in providing free reading glasses to local veterans and their families. The glasses will be given out until 3 p.m. Saturday at 501 114th Street, where there will be refreshments, a juke box and karaoke. There will be cookie decorating for children as well.

People will be taking a walk at McKenzie Park Saturday to help raise awareness of diabetes and it’s symptoms. It’s UMC’s annual Diabetes Walk, which last year raised over 9,000 dollars for the American Diabetes Association. The walk began at 9:00 Saturday on the northeast side of the park near the baseball fields.

Cars for Canines, a fundraising event for area animal rescue groups, will take place all day Saturday in the PetSmart parking lot off the Marsha Sharp Freeway. This huge event allows participants to register their cars in a car show, and offers owners and their dogs a chance to participate in multiple events, seminars and competitions. The event lasts until 4 this afternoon, with Muther’s bbq being served until 2 pm.

Saturday is the 41st Annual Arts and Crafts Festival at the Garden and Arts Center. Arts and crafts, exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment and food centered around the arts will last until 6pm Saturday. Admission is free, and parking and trolley service will be available from the Clapp Swimming Pool and Hodges Center parking lots.

Saturday is the second day the City of Lubbock will distribute vaccines against Hepatitis A after learning that a restaurant worker may have spread the viral disease. The City of Lubbock will  distribute vaccines to those who ate at the Cheddar’s restaurant on the south loop between August  31st and September 8th. Vaccines will be given today until 6pm at the Civic Center, tomorrow from noon until 7pm, and Monday from 10 am until 4pm. Anyone with a history of Hepatitis A or who has previously received the vaccine doesn’t need to be vaccinated again. Parents of children receiving the vaccine need to provide a shot record if one exists.

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