March fundraiser roundup: Restaurant Roundup, EQTX Speakeasy, Celebration of Hope, more
By Chip Chandler — Digital Content Producer
Make your reservations now for these spring fundraisers coming to you in the next month.
More than 50 Amarillo restaurants and wineries will show off their best culinary and beverage offerings at the 10th annual Restaurant Roundup.
The event is set for 5 to 9 p.m. March 2 in the Rex Baxter Building on the Amarillo Tri-State Fairgrounds, 3301 S.E. 10th Ave.
Tickets are $30. Proceeds benefit scholarship funds and local culinary education programs and other food-related charities.
Top chefs will compete in a battle coordinated by Chef Bud Andersen, and high-school culinary students also will compete for best appetizers. The party also will feature live music.
Tickets are available at La Fiesta Grande, Macaroni Joe's, Jo Taco, Joe Daddy's, PanhandleTickets and at the door. Call 806-672-4118.
Make-A-Wish Car Show
The 33rd annual car show Make-A-Wish Car show will boast a fleet's worth of classic and new autos.
The event, held by the Panhandle Council of Car Clubs, will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 4 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 5 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex, 401 S. Buchanan St. (Watch out for construction along Buchanan in downtown Amarillo.)
Admission is $7 adults and $5 children.
Beauty and the Beast Tea Party
Enjoy a hoity-toity good time with Mrs. Potts and Belle at this party thrown by Amarillo LIttle Theatre Academy.
The party will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Destiny's Garden, 1134 E. Loop 335 S. Attendees will meet the actresses playing Belle and Mrs. Potts (Rebecca Hartman and Anna Bahn) in the academy's upcoming performance of the stage musical (set for March 24-26 and March 31-April 1).
Tickets are $15 for children and $20 for adults, or $150 for tables of 10.
The party runs from 8 to 11 p.m. March 4 in the Amarillo National Bank Skyline Room, 401 S. Taylor St.
It will feature a whodunnit mystery game, jazz and more.
Tickets are $60 through Feb. 25 and $70 after.
Respect Life Banquet
Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott will speak at the 20th annual Respect Life Banquet.
The event, held by Respect Life Ministries of the Amarillo Catholic Diocese, runs from 4 to 7:30 p.m. March 19 in the Amarillo Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St.
It also will feature a prime-rib dinner from Big Texan Steak Ranch and live and silent auctions.
Tickets are $50 or $400 for a table of eight.
Hope Fest 2017
The banquet begins at 7 p.m. March 30 in the Civic Center Complex Heritage Ballroom, 401 S. Buchanan St.
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Tickets are $40. Proceeds benefit Sharing Hope Ministry.
Celebration of Hope
The event — which benefit's the center's work in physical, occupational and speech therapy — will be held at Vintage Auto Haus, 8201 W. Amarillo Blvd.
It will feature dinner by Nineteen49 Catering, a silent auction and live music.
Tables are $1,000 or $2,500.
For reservations, email Taylor Pedigo at email@example.com or call 806-353-3596.