For many of us in the West Texas region, Hank the Cowdog books were practically required reading. They were my first chapter books, and were probably yours, too.

Hank the Cowdog author John R. Erickson is coming to Lubbock for live storytelling and songs. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce (or reinforce) your littles to the adventures of a smelly, silly ranch dog named Hank.

Entrance into the concert is free with purchase of General Admission to the Lubbock Arts Festival. The event will be held Saturday, April 14 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. It begins at 4 p.m. in the 2/3 Banquet Hall.