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This Weekend in the Panhandle

Panhandle Pride Festival

Panhandle Pride's Pride Festival is kicking off Friday, June 23.

The LGBTQ Festival starts Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. with the film Real Boy, at Amarillo Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Saturday night a dance will be held from 10:00 p.m to 1 a.m. at City Studios.

The festival will conclude on Sunday with a picnic at Memorial Park from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For more details visit panhandle-pride.org


XPogo Stunt Team at Wonderland

Making their first appearance in Texas, the world renowned XPogo Stunt Team will be performing at Wonderland.

You can get in on 6 different shows Friday, June 23 at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m. and Saturday, June 24 at 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

This team holds 13 Guinness world records, and the athletes have been featured on several talk shows nationwide and have headlined in 21 countries.

For more information visit wonderlandpark.com/xpogo


Amarillo Community Market

The Amarillo Community Market is back for year two of live music, local food, farm fresh produce, and tons of unique craft vendors!

More than 100 vendors will be back this year at the same location, 1000 S. Polk Street but with new hours for 2017, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Saturday through October 14.

Visit amarillocommunitymarket.com for a complete list of vendors and information, plus a vendor map.


Summer Events at the Library

MINECRAFT - Whether you’re a beginner or an old hand, learn more about the game and enjoy playing it!

Tuesdays, June 6 through 27 from 2 to 4 PM — Downtown Library – 413 SE 4th

PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT - Friday, June 9 through Sunday, July 2 – online and at all Amarillo Public Location

Weekdays in June, we’ll post photos of historic Amarillo locations at our Libraries and on Facebook.  Check out the pictures, make your best guess, and submit your answer—on an entry form at one of the Libraries or through a Facebook message.  Each correct answer earns an entry to a drawing for a Kindle Fire!

PUPPY TALES - A fun, low-pressure chance for kids to build reading skills by reading aloud to therapy dogs.

Saturday, June 10 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Downtown Library – 413 SE 4th

BUILD A BIT OF GARDEN - Make your world greener by recycling everyday objects into tiny gardens! 

Saturday, June 10 at 2:30 PM – Southwest Branch Library – 6801 SW 45th  

THE WOMEN’S BOOK CLUBThe Door into Summer by Robert Heinlein

Saturday, June 10 at 10 AM – Northwest Branch Library – 6100 W 9th

BALANCING BOTS – Learn to build an awesome balancing “robot!”

Friday, June 9 from 2 to 4 PM — Downtown Library – 413 SE 4th


High Noon on the Square

Amarillo's annual summer celebration High Noon at the Square kicks off Wednesday and lasts through August.

Each week entertainment and lunch will be provided for an $8 cost at the historic Potter County Courthouse, located at 500 S. Fillmore St. 

This will be the first year for the lineup to extend through July and into August. 


June 28, sponsored by American Quarter Horse Association
Summer Youth Musical: Fiddler on the Roof
Catered by AQHA


July 5, sponsored by Amarillo Cultural District
Dust Jackets
Catered by Chick-Fil-A


June 21, sponsored by Brown & Fortunato
Mike Fuller
Catered by Crush


June 28, sponsored by American Quarter Horse Association
Summer Youth Musical: Fiddler on the Roof
Catered by AQHA


July 5, sponsored by Amarillo Cultural District
Dust Jackets
Catered by Chick-Fil-A


July 12, sponsored by The Mays Foundation
Patrick Swindell & Pizzazz
Catered by Youngblood's Cafe


July 19, sponsored by Sprouse Shrader Smith, PLLC
Amarillo Symphony
Catered by Pan-Handlers


July 26, sponsored by WTAMU Amarillo Center
Lone Star Ballet
Catered by Crush


August 2, sponsored by Golden Spread Electric Cooperative
Smokey City Rhythm Revue
Catered by Chick-Fil-A


August 9, sponsored by Underwood Law Firm
Insufficient Funds
Catered by Joe Taco


June Jazz

June at Amarillo College means its time for June Jazz.

All concerts are free and open to the public and start at 7:30 p.m., every concert will be performed by different local artists on the south porch of the Experimental Theatre on the Washington Campus.

June 27 – Jim Laughlin


Ceta Canyon Camp & Retreat Center: Summer Camps

There is still time to register your kids for summer camp if you haven't already.

Ceta Canyon and Retreat Center will host six different camps this summer for kids in 2nd through 12th grades.

Each camp runs Monday through Friday and several dates are available. They range from June 19th to August 2nd.

Prices vary depending on which camp your student attends. You can expect $168 up to $290.

Your kids can expect to be part of activities like Bible Study, Praise & Worship, a Giant Double Water Slide, archery and of course swimming.

Help them experience Faith, Fun & Friendship this summer.

Registration is going on now. Call 806-488-2268 or log onto www.cetacanyon.org


WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour

Come out to the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum on July 3rd at 7:30 p.m. to experience WWE Live in person!

WWE Superstars like Champion Jinder Mahal, Randy Orton, the Uso Brothers, and more!

Tickets for the event start at $15 and go all the way up to $65 depending on seating location.

Tickets can be bought right now at panhandletickets.com.


Events at the Amarillo Zoo

Way To Succeed! Amarillo Zoo Salutes Good Grades - Throughout June

Reward your child's hard work this school year with a free visit to the Amarillo Zoo! Throughout the entire month of June, the Zoo will be offering FREE admission for students who received two or more "A's" on their final report card of the school year. If the child's school does not offer letter grades, the Zoo will accept the highest grade your school awards. Students must bring their original report card to the Zoo's admission booth to receive the discount, copies are not accepted. Free admission applies to only the student, general admission applies to all other guests.

For more information, call Amarillo Zoo at (806) 381-5606, visit them online at AmarilloZoo.gov, or Follow them on Facebook.


Discovery Center Summer Camps

Registration is now open for the Don Harrington Discovery Center Summer Camps.

They are open to children ages three through sixth grade.

Camps begin the week of June 5th and will repeat weekly through July 28th.

"We have so many camp options, says DHDC Education Director Kyle Hadley, "We have kids who will spend the whole summer here and some that only stay for a week. That is what we encourage just come out and try it. It is a week long and there is all sorts of camps on all sorts of subjects."  

Each week there will be different kids to explore in each age group.

Half day camps for ages 3-5 are 70 dollars per week for DHDC members and 95 dollars for non-members.

Full day camps for 1st through 6th grade are 150 dollars for DHDC members and 195 dollars for non-members.

For more information visit discoverycenteramarillo.org


All Things Artful Art Festival 

The Amarillo Art Institute is asking you to start thinking about buying tickets to their annual fundraiser All Things Artful Art Festival which is coming up in July.

The All Things Artful Art Festival helps the institute support their mission of making art more accessible to the public.

"Events like this are incredibly important to the Amarillo Art Institute," says Amarillo Art Institute Director Rachel Flores. "All Things Artful is our biggest fundraiser and help from the community helps to continue our mission of helping to provide art to all."

The event will not only feature local art but also a live and silent auction as well as Bluegrass music by the Boxcar Bandits and a quick draw by local artists.

There will also be art for sale at the event as well.

There will be food and drinks provided by local businesses and there will be homemade ice-cream in bowls made by a local artist that you get to take home. 

If you are interested in coming tickets can be purchased at the event or online and the festival is open to the public.

The event is coming up on July 8, tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children. 

Amarillo Art Institute 
3701 Plains Blvd. #117
Amarillo, TX 79102
(806) 354-8802
Toll-free: (877) 354-8803
director@amarilloartinstitute.org


Wonderland open for the summer

The park opens at 5 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Wonderland Pass is $18.95 on Fridays and 24.95 Saturdays and Sundays.

Children 36 inches and over and everyone up to 21 years old must purchase a Wow Pass.

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