OUT & ABOUT
- 2009-10-15 09:25:53
Boys and girls between the ages of eight and 15 participated in the annual skills competition, Punt, Pass and Kick at Dick Bivins Stadium on September 19th. The event was open to every young person who wished to participate and compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking. The winners of each event earn the chance to compete at a Dallas Cowboy football game. The PPK program is sponsored by the National Football League.
- 2009-10-15 09:13:52
The 16th annual LIPS! Gala to benefit Opportunity School was celebrated on October 1st at the Amarillo Civic Center Grand Plaza. Performers for this year’s event, themed “LIPS Goes Hollywood,” lip synced well-known songs from the silver screen. In addition to the show, the event also included “SIPS,” a pre-event cocktail party, dinner and a silent and live auction, as well as a raffle drawing for a trip for four to Disney World. Proceeds help provide educational materials, classroom instructions, bus transportation and speech therapy to children. Opportunity School is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing new opportunities to children who lack basic learning skills and enter school unprepared for academic achievement.
- 2009-10-15 09:08:20
Featuring singer Billy Currington, the Texas Ford Dealers Tri-State Fair and Rodeo Gala was celebrated this year along with the finals for the Amarillo Star competition. Calvin Holland was named the winner of the vocal competition for 2009. The event was hosted at the Amarillo National Center on September 12th. The Gala is a dinner, concert and dance with proceeds benefiting the scholarship program for the Panhandle area’s high school graduates.
- 2009-10-02 09:30:43
Center City of Amarillo held its 14th annual block party on August 15th. The event is Center City’s largest fundraiser each year, but more than a dozen non-profit agencies were also represented. Festivities included live music from local bands on five different stages and booths with food, beverages and other items for sale from area businesses and non-profit agencies. Younger guests also enjoyed activities at the Children’s Area staffed with volunteers from including Amarillo Museum of Art, Golden Spread Boy Scout Council, Amarillo Flag Football, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Amarillo Kids Directory and Amarillo Youth Choirs.
- 2009-10-02 09:25:07
The Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual "Good Times Celebration" Barbeque Cook-Off on September 10th on Polk St. More than one hundred cooking teams offered selections of dozens of different foods such as ribs, brisket, sausage and other slow-cooked fare. Live music and friends made this a "meet and meat" event.
- 2009-10-02 08:53:57
The Amarillo Museum of Art presented a new exhibit by Pennsylvania native artist Chuck Olson. A gallery talk was given by the contemporary artist on August 28th, opening night. His work titled “Chuck Olson: Visual Histories,” includes 67 paintings created in response to Olson’s fascination with history. Objects and landscapes have been explored over the last 20 years as subjects of his work. The exhibition will hang through October 25th at the AMoA. Olson has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States, Europe and Japan.
- 2009-10-02 08:50:12
United Way raises funds each year to support programs at local nonprofit organizations and to provide direct community services. The fundraising campaign for the local volunteer-driven organization was officially launched with a Kickoff luncheon September 9th at the Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room. This year proved to be one of the biggest turnouts in the history of the agency with more than 800 guests in attendance.
- 2009-08-31 15:03:56
H Gallery’s “Girls’ Night Out” event was held on June 18th. The event served as a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation branch in Amarillo. Area businesses donated products and services for a raffle and the Gallery donated 100 percent of sales from raffle tickets to JDRF. More than 13 vendors promoted and sold products at the event, which also included hors d’oeuvres and live music. (Photos by Jeff Harbin, Life of Riley Photography)
- 2009-08-31 14:58:17
575 Pizzeria created Pedal Pint Night for bicycling enthusiasts who also enjoy eating pizza while drinking a pint or two. The event started in the afternoon on August 1st. Participants met at 575 Pizzeria on Civic Circle, cycled over to the Golden Light Café, met up again at Rumors on 10th Street, and finished up their ride at Crush Wine Bar & Deli on Polk Street. (Photos by Donna Alexander)
- 2009-07-27 10:43:54
The Panhandle Professional Writers and Amarillo College presented this year’s conference on June 5th and 6th with a focus on writing creative nonfiction. The two-day event at Amarillo College offered workshops taught by more than a dozen Panhandle area nonfiction authors. The keynote speaker at the conference banquet was Lee Gutkind, the founding editor of Creative Nonfiction and prize-winning author or editor of more than a dozen books. (Photos by Donna Alexander)