This Weekend in the Panhandle

This Weekend in the Panhandle

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - If you’re looking for plans this weekend, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s what’s going on in our area:


Amarillo Wild Hogs’ Blaze Coffee Benefit Ride

Coffee Memorial Blood Center and the Panhandle Wild Hogs are teaming up for the 8th year to remember a member of the community.

The 8th Blaze Coffee Benefit Ride on Saturday will feature the eponymous motorcycle run beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Carson County Ag Barn in Panhandle.

Participants in the benefit ride will also receive a free t-shirt and meal, as well as door prizes.

All proceeds will benefit the Coffee Memorial Blood Center.


Amarillo College’s FM90 Blues Festival 2019

Local and national blues acts will fill the air at FM90′s Blues Festival on Sunday at the Starlight Ranch Event Center.

The show will feature Rockin’ Robert Tomlin, the Texas Blues Rangers, Stew Moss and Jake Vernon.

Six food trucks will also be present at the event, as well as a burger stand, a taco stand and 575 pizzeria.

The concert kicks off at 4:00 p.m. and will run until 9:00 p.m.


Amarillo SPCA to host events for National Adoption Weekend

Amarillo SPCA is hosting pet-friendly events on Friday through Sunday in honor of National Adoption Weekend.

PetSmart National Charities and the Amarillo SPCA are encouraging those considering adopting a furry friend to come out to PetSmart in Amarillo on Friday, May 17 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Dogs will be available both days with a special price of $85 for adoptions. Fees include sterilization, rabies, vaccination, micro-chipping and up-to-date shots.

On Sunday, May 19, Amarillo SPCA is hosting Muttfest at Memorial Park near Amarillo College from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Muttfest is a free event for pets and their owners. The event includes food from Rudy’s BBQ, pet contests, a silent auction, low-cost vaccinations and more. All proceeds will go towards the Amarillo SPCA to support the shelter and its animals.

Amarillo SPCA says its not too late to become a vendor for Muttfest. You can call (806) 290-2883 to get involved.


‘Homeless Heroes’ bike run partnering with Veteran’s Resource Center

An Amarillo nonprofit is kicking off its fundraising efforts for the year to help veterans around the area.

The Homeless Heroes Cook-Off and Bike Run will be held in partnership with the Veterans Resource Center on May 18 and 19 at two locations in Amarillo.

The Bike Run will be on May 18 at the Pine Shed from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Registration details can be found by calling (806) 584-9977.

May 19 will mark the Hamburger Cook-Off held at IDK Bar and Grill.

Cook teams will meet at the restaurant at 10:00 a.m.

The cook-off will be open to the public beginning at 12:00 p.m.

The event will also feature live music, a silent auction, a drawing and a raffle.

Those interested in cooking can enter by emailing Homeless Heroes.

All proceeds from both days will benefit the Veterans Resource Center.


City of Amarillo hosting cookout in honor of Building Safety Month

The City of Amarillo’s Building Safety Department will highlight International Building Safety Month at a cookout on May 18.

Officials from the city’s Building Safety Department will be present at the event to answer any questions about the city’s coding, permitting, planning inspection processes.

Amarillo Building Official Ishamel “Izzy” Rivera said the event is highlighting an issue that affects everyone.

“When our building safety and fire prevention experts inspect buildings and review construction plans to ensure code compliance, they held to ensure the places where you live, work and play are safe,” he said.

The cookout will be held at Home Depot at 2410 Georgia Street from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


7 Star Therapeutic Riding Center holding art show fundraiser in Amarillo

Music, art and refreshments will mark the 7 Star Therapeutic Riding Center’s art show fundraiser on May 18.

The show will feature a performance from the West Texas A&M University School of Music, along with light hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home, which has seven residents who receive services from the center, is hosting the event.

The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. and run until 8:30 p.m.


Amarillo organization to host plant sale benefiting homeless, veterans

Socks For Soldiers will be hosting a plant sale on Saturday to help homeless and needy veterans in the area.

On Saturday, May 18 Socks For Soldiers is hosting a plant sale, which includes hanging baskets, perennials, potted plants and much more.

All proceeds from Saturday’s plant sale will be used to help homeless and needy veterans in the Amarillo area.

The plant sale will be in the backyard of 5205 Zelma Street from 9:00 a.m. until there are no plants left.


Sharing Smiles Day at Allington Dental

Uninsured kids will get the chance to receive free dental care at Allington Dental’s Sharing Smiles Day on Sunday.

An on-site dentist will treat both normal and emergency dental conditions at the clinic.

Only children who are uninsured are eligible. Those covered under Medicaid or CHIP need to make a regular appointment.

The clinic will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Center City’s Imagine the Possibilities Downtown Tour

Center City of Amarillo is giving you the opportunity to see several historic buildings downtown on a self-guided tour this Sunday.

For $5, those interested will receive a list of eight historic buildings, including the former Globe-News building, FirstBank Southwest Tower, the Levine’s Building and 6th and Buchanan.

A wristband for the event is $5 and is good for all stops on the tour.

The tour will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Firestone building at 10th and Tyler.


'Run for the Wall’ makes stop in Amarillo

A national motorcycle movement is making a stop in Amarillo in honor of the nation’s veterans.

The cross country motorcycle run is held every year to commemorate veterans across the country.

The team of riders will attend a welcome meal on Friday at the Christian Heritage Outreach Center courtesy of center volunteers.

The public is invited to stand along I-40 near Hope Road, as well as along 10th Street to the parking lot of the Christian Heritage Outreach Center to welcome them to the city.


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