June fundraiser roundup: 24 Hours in the Canyon, ALT's 'Two Worlds - One Passion,' Blondes vs. Brunettes, more

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Chuck Alexander and Devlon Jones will perform June 8-9 for ALT.
Photo by Chriselda Reyes

By Chip Chandler — Producer

Fun ways to give back in June include a soulful concert, a marathon bike ride, an intense flag-football game and more. Mark your calendars now!


Lisa Cherry Health Fair & Walk/Run

The annual Lisa Cherry Health Fair wellness event, held in memory of beloved Amarillo police officer Lisa Cherry, now will include a new walk and run.

The event will run from 8 to 11 a.m. June 2 at Bones Hooks Park, 2000 N. Hughes St.

The health fair will feature several vendors in addition to the walk/run. Registration fee is $20 for adults and $5 for children online and $25 for adults and $5 for children onsite.

Proceeds benefit Delta Sigma Theta's community projects.

Call 806-383-0609.


Aaron Tate's BBQ Bash

Lubbock's Drake Hayes Band will headline the Aaron Tate's BBQ Bash on June 2 in Friona.

Lubbock country act Drake Hays Band will perform for a Friona fundraiser.

Aaron Tate's BBQ Bash also will include a BYOB barbecue dinner at 7 p.m. June 2 at American Canvas, 1106 W. Texas Highway 60 in Friona.

Tickets (limited to 450) are $25. Proceeds benefit Friona Vocational Agriculture Association.

Call 806-344-5727, 806-265-7518, 806-265-5775 or 806-265-7031.


24 Hours in the Canyon

The 24 Hours in the Canyon road/mountain bike race is June 2 and 3.

What's billed as "the only simultaneous 24-hour road and mountain bike event in the country" will return in June.

24 Hours in the Canyon will find bicyclists racing through and around Palo Duro Canyon from noon June 2 to noon June 3, with a 12-hour race beginning at midnight June 3 and a six-hour race beginning at 6 a.m. June 3.

Registration closed May 18, but people can watch the event and donate to the cause all around Palo Duro Canyon State Park, or they can become a virtual "Ghostrider" participant for $24.

Proceeds benefit the 24 Hours in the Canyon Cancer Survivorship Center, 4514-B Cornell St.

Call 806-331-2400.


Amarillo Yoga Festival

Celebrate all facets of yoga at a free festival in June.

The Amarillo Yoga Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2 at City Studios, 3701 Plains Blvd., Suite 25.

Donations and a sun salutation demonstration will raise funds for Amarillo Housing First.

The event also will feature live music, vendors, food, chakra and bhangra dance, metaphysical booths and more.

Call 806-683-0064.


Two Worlds — One Passion

Devlon Jones and Chuck Alexander will perform in Amarillo Little Theatre's "Two Worlds — One Passion" on June 8 and 9.
Photo by Chriselda Reyes

Amarillo Little Theatre will bring back its Two Worlds — One Passion special event.

Popular Amarillo singers Chuck Alexander and Devlon Jones share the stage and will perform Broadway, pop and gospel songs that influenced both of their lives.

Also singing are Kristen Loyd, Chana Smith, Ryan Sustaita, Justin Loe and more.

Performances are set for 8 p.m. June 8 and 9 in the ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Center.

Tickets are $25 for each night. A pre-show cocktail reception and a post-show party will take place in conjunction with the June 9 show; tickets are $50 to each party. Cost is $125 for the June 9 concert and both parties.

Call 806-355-9991.


Pancake Breakfast

The Craig Senior Living will host its third annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast.

The breakfast will run from 8 to 10:30 a.m. June 9 at the center, 5500 S.W. Ninth Ave.

Admission is $5. Proceeds benefit Alzheimer's Association.

Call 806-352-7244.


Arthrogryposis Family Fun Day

The fourth annual Arthrogryposis Family Fun Day is set for June 9.

The event, which will raise awareness of those with the congenital joint disorder, will run 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9 at Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive.

The day will include live music, cosplay, door prizes, food and face painting.

Admission is free, but donations and proceeds from door prizes will benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Call 806-433-2678.


Smokin' Gun Sporting Clay Shoot

The first annual Smokin' Gun Sporting Clay Shoot will offer competition for a good cause.

The clay shoot will begin at 2 p.m. June 9 at River Breaks Ranch, 7802 Durrett Drive. Check-in is at 1 pm.

Following the shoot, a social hour and games begin at 5 p.m., then dinner at 7 p.m., awards and auction at 8 p.m. and entertainment at 9 p.m.

Entry fee is $200 for individuals (with two party tickets) or $800 for a team of four (with eight party tickets). Individual party tickets are $50.

Proceeds benefit Panhandle Children's Foundation, which provides assistance to disabled and disadvantaged children.

Call 806-683-3321.


CBH Bubbapalooza Music Festival

Sam Riggs will headline the CBH Bubbapalooza Music Festival on June 9.

Texas country and Americana favorites are on the lineup for CBH Bubbapalooza Music Festival, which benefits the Brian Hunton Memorial Scholarship, established after the firefighter's death in the line of duty in April 2005.

Bands include headliner Sam Riggs, Josh Paulson, JW Lane & Country Road XBrandon Stennett and No Dry County.

The party will run from 5 p.m. to midnight June 9 at Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. 

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate, and available at all Amarillo and Hereford United and Amigos supermarkets.

Call 806-379-8800.


RivALZ Blondes vs. Brunettes

The RivALZ Blondes vs. Brunettes charity flag-football game is June 9.

The annual RivALZ Blondes vs. Brunettes charity game on June 9 will pit football-loving ladies against each other for a worthy cause.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. June 9 at Bushland High School football stadium, 999 Farm-to-Market Road 2381. Admission is $25.

Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Fans can donate to individual players or to the teams.

Call 806-372-8693.


Swingin' Into Summer Dance

Kick up your heels for the Swingin' Into Summer Senior Citizen Dance.

The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. June 15 at The Alamo Neighborhood Center, 1502 S. Cleveland St.

DJ Raymond Renteria will provide music, and food and drinks will be served.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. 

Proceeds benefit the Amarillo Wesley Community Center's senior citizens program.

Call 806-372-7960.



Susan Gibson will perform with former Groobees bandmade Gary Thomason on June 15 at Amarillo Museum of Art's artafterdark.

Former Groobees Susan Gibson and Gary Thomason will team (and offer a preview of the Yellow City Sounds Music Festival: Music Made Here) for an artafterdark party for Amarillo Museum of Art.

The party also will feature live printing by Dirk Fowler of f2design, hands-on art activities, a full bar, food trucks and more.

It'll run 7 to 10 p.m. June 15 at the museum, 2200 S. Van Buren St.

Tickets are $30, or free for AMoA members.

Call 806-371-5050.


Love & Hope Cancer Fair

The fourth Love & Hope Cancer Fair is set to run 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 16 in the Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.

The event will include a silent auction, survivors' booth, food and non-food vendors, door prizes, games, face painting and bouncers.

Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

Call 806-373-0069.


All Things Artful

Boxcar Bandits will perform at All Things Artful on June 16.

The annual All Things Artful festival offers cool treats, hot music and a celebration of the visual arts.

The event, which benefits Amarillo Art Institute, will feature food from Sharky's Burrito Co.United Supermarkets and Tyler's Barbecue, plus homemade ice cream in handmade bowls; drinks; music from Denton bluegrass band Boxcar Bandits; and art demonstrations and interactive projects.

It'll run 5 to 8 p.m. June 16 at the Amarillo Art Institute, 3701 Plains Blvd., Suite 117.

Tickets are $25.

Call 806-354-8802.


Our Colors Run Together

A broad spectrum of cancer patients will be represented at a new event.

The 5K and one-mile Our Colors Run Together event will raise funds for Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation.

Cancer survivors can wear a representative color associated with their particular cancer, and colored bandanas also will be sold.

The run is set for 6 p.m. June 16 at Medical Center Park, 1100 Wallace Blvd. The day also will include live music, food, drinks, a children's area, a pet area and more.

Entry fee is $35 for adults and $25 for children 11 and younger for the 5K run or $25 for the one-mile walk. Fees will increase by $5 each after June 1.

Call 806-331-6936.


The Longest Day

On the summer solstice, people around Amarillo and the country will take part in The Longest Day.

Participants on June 21 can select an activity, then start or join a team or host an event to raise money for and awareness of The Alzheimer's Association.

Activities may include exercise, games, hobbies, sports, parties or the arts.

Call 800-272-3900.


Car Show for Autism Awareness

Auto aficionados The Streetz of Bomb City will host its first Car Show for Autism Awareness on June 24.

The event will run 3 to 7 p.m. June 24 at Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive.

It will include live music, face painting, bounce houses, games, food and cars.

Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and older.

Proceeds will benefit Panhandle ABA Resource Association.

Call 405-436-3251 or email thestreetzofbombcity@gmail.com.




Chip Chandler is a producer for Panhandle PBS. He can be contacted at Chip.Chandler@actx.edu, at @chipchandler1 on Twitter and on Facebook.

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