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Specialty cocktails, delicious foods and casino-style games are on tap for Equality Texas’ Speakeasy 2016, an 8 p.m. Saturday fundraiser to be held in the Amarillo National Bank Skyline Room, 410 S. Taylor St. The party, which always offers some raucous good times, raises funds for the EQTX Foundation, supporting the statewide organization dedicated to equality for all Texans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender expression.
Equality Texas’ Speakeasy 2016: 8 p.m. Saturday. Amarillo National Bank Skyline Room, 410 S. Taylor St. Tickets $75. 917-224-3023 or www.equalitytexas.org.
Get Your Motor Running
The 32nd Make-A-Wish Car Show will be packed with street rods, antiques, classics and special-interest vehicles on Saturday and Sunday in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex. The annual show, sponsored by the Panhandle Council of Car Clubs, raises funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, helping to make dreams of seriously ill children come true.
Make-A-Wish Car Show: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St. Admission $7 adults, $5 students. www.panhandlecouncilofcarclubs.com.
‘Inherit the Texas Earth'
Amarillo author Vicki Schoen will sign copies of her new book, a historical novel set during the Dust Bowl, at 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Schoen – the daughter of late Amarillo icon Eddie Melin, himself a published author – said the book follows the travails of a Panhandle-area man as he struggled through the most devastating natural disaster ever to hit America. Sounds like a natural for fans of Ken Burns’ “The Dust Bowl” or Timothy Egan’s “The Worst Hard Time.”
“Inherit the Texas Earth” book signing: 2 p.m. Saturday. Barnes & Noble Booksellers,2415 Soncy Road. 806-352-2300.