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This Weekend in the Panhandle

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, we've got you covered. 

Here's a list of what's going on in our area: 

Women Veterans Luncheon 

Family Support Services and Cargill are partnering to celebrate local women Veterans.

All who have served are welcome to attend a luncheon at Family Support Services Veteran Resource Center at 10th & Taylor on Friday, June 22.

There will also be door prizes and children's activities. Child care will be provided.

The event runs from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

For more information call (806) 342-2500 or visit fss-ama.org


TEXAS Outdoor Musical partnering with Comanche Nation this weekend

The producers of TEXAS Outdoor Musical will be partnering with the Comanche Nation to highlight the tribe's heritage.

Before the Saturday performance, you can learn more about the tribe's history with authentic costumes and dances.

According to a news release, the great, great, great grandson of Comanche war leader Quanah Parker will play the chief in the musical.

There will also be an American Indian Market.

Tickets are available online here, by calling (806) 655-2181 or at the gate.

The event is included in the ticket price for TEXAS. 


Amarillo Community Market 

This summer's Amarillo Community Market will be held every Saturday, June 9 - October 6 from 9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m

Amarillo Community Market is held on the grounds of the Bivins mansion from 10th Ave. and Polk Street to 11th Ave., and from 11th Avenue to Tyler Street.

For more information visit centercity.org


Panhandle PRIDE Festival

Sunday enjoy the Panhandle PRIDE festival, community celebration and picnic.

The festival will start at noon at Memorial Park and will last until six in the evening.

Many of your favorite vendors will be returning with new ones participating. 

There will be a kid's area with two bouncy houses, face painting, and a Home Depot kids workshop.

Live local musicians will also be playing.

Free and confidential HIV and Syphilis testing will be available.

No glass containers allowed in the park.

For more information visit panhandle-pride.org


Rodeo - High Plains Junior Rodeo Association

Friday through Sunday enjoy the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association Rodeo in Clovis.

The rodeo will be at the Curry County Events Center.

Events include pole bending, steer roping, and goat tying.

For more information call (575) 935-7000 or visit facebook.com/HPJRA


Panhandle Amateur Radio Club 

Despite all the forms of communications available from cell phones to email, incidents like ice storms can leave a region without connections, and that's where amateur radio operators shine.

The Panhandle Amateur Radio Club will be demonstrating what they starting at noon Saturday, June 23 and ending on noon Sunday, June 24.

They invite the public to 14590 Mescalero Trail to see their capabilities and learn how to get a radio license themselves.

For more information visit Panhandle Amateur Radio Club.


Dog Adoption Saturday

The Amarillo ASPCA is partnering with Crunch Fitness for a dog adoption event on Saturday, June 22.

In addition Crunch Fitness is hosting a high energy class called Bad to the Bone at 11 a.m.

Proceeds from the challenge will go to Patriot Paws, an organization that brings highly trained service dogs to disable veterans at no cost.

You can attend the event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

For more information visit facebook.com/AmarilloSPCA


Cal Farley's First Responders Day

Cal Farley's campus will have over a dozen police, fire, and EMS vehicles at the inaugural Cal Farley's First Responders Day.

The combined car show and job fair is Friday, June 22 from 10 a.m. where residents and staff can interact with police cruisers, swat vehicles, ambulances, fire-fighting equipment and even some emergency response helicopters.

Cal Farley’s Experiential Learning Program will display their work, and will have air rockets and a ‘vortex canon’ on hand to add to the fun. Cal Farley’s Junior Fire Crew, a group of residents interested in pursuing careers as firefighters, will stage a demonstration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and offer a unique firefighter’s take on water polo from noon to 2 p.m.

The Simpson Dining Hall staff at will prepare a fresh grilled lunch for residents and first responders in attendance.


June Jams in Canyon

Canyon Main Street presents June Jams at Neblett Park in Canyon

The performances are from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. each Thursday through June.

Admission is free. You are invited to bring drinks, blankets and lawn chairs.

Neblett Park is 1 block south of the Square at 15th Street and 6th Avenue behind The Shops at Fifth Avenue.
 

Schedule: 


Thursday, June 21
The RagTown Chiefs


Thursday, June 28
Velvet Funk


Music in the Gardens

The Amarillo Botanical Gardens are hosting Music in the Gardens each Thursday through August 2.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m.with performances starting at 7 p.m.

Adult admission is $10, children 5 and under are free. Botanical Garden members get in for $5.
 

Schedule: 

Thursday, June 21
Insufficient Funds

Thursday, June 28
Tennessee Tuckness

Thursday, July 5
Jen Williams & The Potty Mouths

Thursday, July 12
Noah Jenda

Thursday, July 19
Dear Marsha

Thursday, July 26
Comanche Moon

Thursday, August 2
The Martini’s

Amarillo Botanical Gardens 
1400  Streit Drive

For more information visit amarillobotanicalgardens.org


June Jazz

June Jazz runs through July 10 with concerts each Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.

You can enjoy free concerts at the South Porch of the Experimental Theatre just east of the Amarillo College clock tower. 

Admission is free. You are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Food, drinks and pets are also welcome.

Schedule: 

Tuesday, June 19
The Martinis

Tuesday, June 26
Polk Street Jazz

Tuesday, July 3
Austin Brazille

Tuesday, July 10
Esquire Jazz Band


High Noon on the Square

Center City's High Noon on the Square runs through August 8 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on the Potter County Courthouse lawn located at 501 S. Fillmore. Lunch will be available for $8.00 per person.

Schedule: 

Wednesday, June 27
Entertainment: Buster Bledsoe
Caterer: Crush - Pulled Pork Sliders
Sponsored by Sprouse Shrader Smith


Wednesday, July 11
Entertainment: DustJackets
Caterer: AQHA Cook Team - Sausage Wraps
Sponsored by AQHA


Wednesday, July 18
Sponsored by Atmos Energy
Entertainment: Patrick Swindell & Esquire Jazz
Caterer: Bubba's 33 - Hamburgers


Wednesday, July 25
Entertainment: Lone Star Ballet
Caterer: Chick-Fil-A - boxed lunch
Sponsored by Golden Spread Electrical Cooperative


Wednesday, August 1
Entertainment: Mason Jar Reloaded
Caterer: Public House - Chicken Mac n Cheese
Sponsored by The Shops at Wolflin Square
 

Wednesday, August 8
Entertainment: Insufficient Funds
Caterer: Joe Taco - Fajitas
Sponsored by Underwood Law Firm

For more information visit centercity.org


June Jams in Canyon

Canyon Main Street presents June Jams at Neblett Park in Canyon

The performances are from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. each Thursday through June.

Admission is free. You are invited to bring drinks, blankets and lawn chairs.

Neblett Park is 1 block south of the Square at 15th Street and 6th Avenue behind The Shops at Fifth Avenue.
 

Schedule: 


Thursday, June 28
Velvet Funk


Music in the Gardens

The Amarillo Botanical Gardens are hosting Music in the Gardens each Thursday through August 2.

Gates open at 6:30 p.m.with performances starting at 7 p.m.

Adult admission is $10, children 5 and under are free. Botanical Garden members get in for $5.
 

Schedule: 


Thursday, June 28
Tennessee Tuckness

Thursday, July 5
Jen Williams & The Potty Mouths

Thursday, July 12
Noah Jenda

Thursday, July 19
Dear Marsha

Thursday, July 26
Comanche Moon

Thursday, August 2
The Martini’s

Amarillo Botanical Gardens 
1400  Streit Drive

For more information visit amarillobotanicalgardens.org


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TEXAS Outdoor Musical 

The TEXAS Outdoor Musical will begin the 53rd Season of performances in the Pioneer Amphitheater at Palo Duro Canyon.

This year's show will run Tuesday through Sunday, June 1 -  August 18.

Performances will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature live music and performance, an authentic BBQ dinner, games, souvenir gift shop, and nightly fireworks, water and light show with a special patriotic tribute, as well as several special events throughout the season.

Special events include Comanche Summer, the TEXAS 4th of July Celebration, and the TEXAS Inspired art exhibition.

Comanche Summer is a unique celebration and collaboration with the Comanche Nation and will include pre-show historical performance and authentic costume display on the Prairie Dog Stage at 6:30 pm, with Exhibition Dances on the Pioneer Amphitheater Stage at 7:30 pm. This event is included in the price of the TEXAS show tickets for June 23rd. 

Tickets can be purchased online at www.texas-show.com or at the Box Office by calling 806-655-2181 or visiting the office in Canyon, located at 1514 5th Ave. Advance reservations are suggested and discounts for children, seniors, military and groups are available.


Canyon ISD hosting camps throughout the summer

Canyon Independent School District is hosting camps for different sports, academics and other categories this summer.

Here is a list of camps they will be offering: 

  • Lady Buff Basketball Camps and Academies
    • Dates and times available here
       
  • Randall Raider Lady Basketball Camp
    • June 18th - June 21
    • More information available here
       
  • West Texas A&M Football Camp
    • Open to all students enrolled in 9th through 12th grade
    • More information available here
       
  • Raider Football Camp
    • July 30 - August 2
    • More information available here
       
  • Randall High School Summer Strength and Conditioning
    • More information available here. 
       
  • Lady Buff Volleyball Camp
    • From July 9 - July 11
    • More information available here. 
       
  • Summer Family Movie NIghts
    • June 6 through August 1 
    • More information available here
       
  • Summer Tutoring
    • More information available here
       
  • 2018 Amarillo College Kids College Summer Camps
    • For kids Kindergarten through 12th grade
    • More information available here
       
  • Sky Camp
    • Sky camp is a free camp for children ages seven through 17 dealing with grief in losing a loved one
    • From June 22 - June 24 
    • More information available here.
       
  • ACT or SAT help
    • More information available here.

Amarillo Zoo offering free admission for students with A's 

The Amarillo Zoo is celebrating success and rewarding children with good grades.

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From now until June 30, 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 your child's school does not get letter grades, the zoo will accept the highest grade your school awards.

To receive the reward, students must bring the original report card to the zoo's administration booth. Copies will not be accepted.

For more information, call (806) 381-7911.


Amarillo Zoo volunteer opportunities

The Amarillo Zoo is now accepting applications for volunteers.

They are looking for high school and college students as well as retired individuals to help with special events, field trips, education and more.

You must be 13 years or older and commit a minimum of 8 hours a month to the program.

Registration is 25 dollars and covers your uniform t-shirt, tag and training manual.

For more information visit the www.amarillozoo.org or call 806-378-7911.


Pop Culture pops into The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is taking a look at pop culture and its phenomenon by focusing on the 1950s through the 2000s. 

"We'll be doing four separate exhibits here at the PPHM and it's pop culture, and we're talking about pop culture has influenced the world and the world has influenced pop culture over the last sixty years," marketing manager Stephanie Price said. "Particularly pertaining to the Panhandle and Texas."

Price hopes the exhibit brings light to how historical events are continuing to influence pop culture and entertainment in ways some visitors may not realize. 

"We have bedrooms upstairs because as everyone knows our bedroom is our sanctuary. It's where we really able to explore pop culture and ourselves, putting movie posters on the wall, the hamburger phone by the bed. You know, things that will really pop out to people from each decade," said Price. 

Along with the bedroom exhibit you can also find RCA to Apple which is a celebration of technological advances. As well as watch famous movie clips, quotes and unforgettable moments roll across the screen in the PPHM Theater. 

The exhibit will be open through the end of the year.

"In a cultural revolution we'll be talking about the historical impact of pop culture and how pop culture in return impacts history. Learning about things like the Berlin Wall, and the Space Race, and Vietnam, and how that all impacted our culture here in the Panhandle," she said. "This is a complete deviation in exhibits that we've ever done. There's little pieces of each one that I love."

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