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Play Here's Activity Roundup for June 7 to 14, with Camp Iwanna, Yellow City Sounds, 'Texas,' Russ, Bubbapalooza, more
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By Chip Chandler — Producer

Check here for details on a crazy-busy week of events and activities for the whole family! 

 

June 7

Every Drop Counts poster contest coloring day: Students from kindergarten through high school can make a poster for the City of Amarillo's water conservation program. (All Amarillo Public Library locations. 806-378-3051)

Chamber After Hours: Network over food and drinks at this free Amarillo Chamber of Commerce event; chamber membership is not required. (5 p.m. June 7, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Free. 806-373-7800)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo rock band The Solano Project will kick off the summer series. (7 p.m. June 7; gates open at 6:30 p.m. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $10 for ages 6 and older, $5 for garden members. 806-352-6513)

Music in the Park: Amarillo country act The Buster Bledsoe Band will perform in Canadian. (7 p.m. June 7, Canadian Chamber of Commerce lawn, 119 N. Second St. Free. 806-323-6234)

June Jams: Canyon country band Seth Ward & The Silence kicks off the Canyon Main Street concert series. (7:30 p.m. June 7, Neblett Park, Sixth Avenue and 16th Street. Free. 806-656-6833)

First Thursday Art + Music: The monthly party at The 806 Coffee + Lounge will feature new works by Ian Johnson and music from one-man band The March Divide, singer-songwriter Jonah Matranga and indie band The Pauses(8 p.m. June 7, The 806 Coffee + Lounge, 2812 S.W. Sixth Ave. No cover; donations accepted. 806-322-1806)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. June 7; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

June 8

Populous: The walls will be packed to the gills at the latest Cerulean Gallery exhibition, which will feature 55 artists showing more than 300 works. (6 p.m. June 8 opening reception; on view through July 6. Cerulean Gallery, 814 S. Taylor St. 806-576-0063)

Bat Tour: Take a guided vehicle tour to historic Clarity Tunnel for the bat emergence flight. Reservations required. (7 to 9:30 p.m. June 8, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Park admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Camp Iwanna: The latest Discover AfterDark event is this adults-only, summer camp-themed evening with science-inspired activities, games, beverages, food and music from Eddie Esler(7 to 10 p.m. June 8, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Tickets $30 members and $40 nonmembers through May 25, then $35 and $45. 806-355-9547)

Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines: The Texas singer-songwriter and the all-star musician/producer will team for the latest Yellow City Sounds Live concert. The concert is sold out.  (7 p.m. June 8, Panhandle PBS, 2408 S. Jackson St. Suggested donation $10. 806-371-5224)

Movies in the Park: Catch a free screening of Toy Story as part of the Westminster Presbyterian Church film series. (8 p.m. June 8, Austin Park next to the church, 2525 Wimberly Road. Free. 806-359-4781)

Night at PPHM: Get a flash-light tour of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum with role players, storytellers and more. (8 p.m. June 8, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon. $10 adults and PPHM members, $5 chidlren ages 4 to 12. 806-651-2244)

Two Worlds — One Passion: This Amarillo Little Theatre special event will feature popular Amarillo singers Chuck Alexander and Devlon Jones performing Broadway, pop and gospel songs that influenced both of their lives. Also singing are Kristen Loyd, Chana Smith, Ryan Sustaita, Justin Loe and more. (8 p.m. June 8; continues June 9. ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Center. Tickets $25. 806-355-9991)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. June 8; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Sultry Summer Dreams: The Broken Belts Collective's monthly burlesque and variety show will feature performances by Lola LeStrange, Chola Magnolia, Nikki DaVaughn and more. (9 p.m. June 8, City Studios, Studio 25 at Arts in the Sunset, 3701 Plains Blvd. Tickets $15 general, $25 VIP. 806-282-6573)

 

June 9

Early Birds Walk: Meet at Chinaberry Day Use Area at Palo Duro Canyon State Park for an early morning birding walk of less than one mile. Binoculars and bird guides are helpful but not required. (7:30 a.m. June 9, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217. Free with park admission of $5. 806-488-2227)

Pancake breakfast: Raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association and enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast at this event at The Craig Senior Living(8 to 10:30 a.m. June 9, 5500 S.W. Ninth Ave. Admission $5. 806-352-7244)

Amarillo Community Market: The outdoor, downtown farmers and artisans market returns for another season. (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9; continues through Oct. 6. 1000 S. Polk St. Free. 806-335-6360)

Canyon Walk & Talk: Learn more about Caprock Canyon's animals, history, plants, geology and more on this guided hike. (9 to 10:30 a.m. June 9, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Arthrogryposis Family Fun Day: This event will raise awareness of those with the congenital joint disorder and will include live music, cosplay, door prizes, food and face painting. (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 9, Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. Free; donations benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. 806-433-2678)

Burnin' the Bricks: Gearheads can't miss this 15th annual High Plains Cruisers car show in Pampa. Activities include the show and vendors in downtown Pampa from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., a burnout from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Recreation Park (east of town on U.S. Highway 60) and a downtown cruise from 7 to 9 p.m. Entry fee is $25 for the car show, $20 for the burnout and $10 for the cruise. (10 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 9, various locations in Pampa. Free admission. 806-665-5855 or 806-664-4993)

Matt the Cowpony: Meet a friendly pony and see horse tricks. (10 a.m. June 9, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

Women's Book Club: Join the club's reading challenge and read a book featuring nonhuman characters. (10 a.m. June 9, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Goin' Batty: Kids can learn about Caprock Canyon's bat population with games, a read-aloud and more. (2 to 3 p.m. June 9, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Smokin' Gun Sporting Clay Shoot: A clay shoot, social hour, dinner, auction and entertainment will benefit Panhandle Children's Foundation, which provides assistance to disabled and disadvantaged children. (2 p.m. June 9; check-in at 1 p.m. River Breaks Ranch, 7802 Durrett Drive. Entry fee $200 individuals, $800 team of four; individual party tickets $50.​ 806-683-3321)

Meet & Greet: This Fresh Start Community Center neighborhood party will feature a cook-out, toys and music from Rhomey(4 to 9 p.m. June 9, Bones Hooks Park, 2000 N. Hughes St. Free. 806-626-8866)

CBH Bubbapalooza Music Festival: Texas country and Americana favorites are on the lineup for this fest, 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(5 p.m. to midnight June 9, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Tickets $25 in advance and $30 at the gate; available at all Amarillo and Hereford United and Amigos supermarkets. 806-379-8800)

RivALZ Blondes vs. Brunettes: This charity game will pit football-loving ladies against each other to benefit the Alzheimer's Association(6 p.m. June 9, Bushland High School football stadium, 999 Farm-to-Market Road 2381. Admission $25. 806-372-8693)

Song of the Eagle: The Kwahadi Dancers' summer show returns. (7 p.m. June 9; dinner at 6 p.m. Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian, 9151 E. Interstate 40. $9 adults, $8 seniors and $7 children; optional dinner additional charge. 806-335-3175)

JuneFest social hour: This networking event for aspiring professionals is part of the nearly month-long festivities. (7:30 p.m. June 9, In This Moment, 707 S. Polk St. Free. 806-640-8184)

Two Worlds — One Passion: This Amarillo Little Theatre special event will feature popular Amarillo singers Chuck Alexander and Devlon Jones performing Broadway, pop and gospel songs that influenced both of their lives. Also singing are Kristen Loyd, Chana Smith, Ryan Sustaita, Justin Loe and more. (8 p.m. June 9, ALT Mainstage, 2019 Civic Center. Tickets $25; pre-show cocktail reception $50; post-show party $50; $125 for all three. 806-355-9991)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. June 9, dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

Bats of the Texas Panhandle: Learn about Caprock Canyon's bat population in a slide-show presentation. (9 to 10 p.m. June 9, Caprock Canyons State Park, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque. Admission $4. 806-455-1492)

Star Party: Enjoy the nighttime views with Amarillo Astronomy Club and Palo Duro Canyon staff. (9:30 p.m. June 9, Palo Duro Canyon State Park, $5 park admission. 806-488-2227, ext. 2067)

 

June 10

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. June 10; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

June 11

Words and Music Crossword Puzzle: New clues will be posted every weekday at all library locations and the library's Facebook page. Every correct answer earns a drawing entry for a new eReader. (All Amarillo Public Library locations. 806-378-3051)

Musical Science: Join librarians and Don Harrington Discovery Center staff to learn about sound sandwiches and a pickle piano. (2 p.m. June 11, Amarillo Public Library Downtown Branch, 413 S.E. Fourth Ave. Free. 806-378-3054)

Yappy Hour: Bring your dog along for a weekly party with live music and margaritas. (6 to 10 p.m. June 11, Starlight Ranch Event Center, 1415 Sunrise Drive. Free. 806-678-7002)

Creative Mind Lecture Series: Jazz performer and instructor (and Amarillo College graduate) Marlin McKay will discuss his career in a prelude to the series' 2018 theme, "The Black Renaissance of Pittsburgh." (7 p.m. June 11, Amarillo College Concert Hall Theatre. Free. 806-371-5205)

Flint Knapping: Volunteers from Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument will discuss how Native Americans used flint to create arrows and tools. (7 p.m. June 11, Amarillo Public Library East Branch, 2232 E. 27th Ave. Free. 806-342-1589)

 

June 12

Irish Drums: Learn to make a bodhrán, or Irish field drum. (7 p.m. June 12, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

June Jazz: AC grad Marlin McKay will perform at the expanded outdoor series. (7 p.m. June 12, mall in front of the Amarillo College Experimental Theatre on the Washington Street campus. Free. 806-371-5345)

Starlight Theater: Amarillo/Colorado indie rock band Dear Marsha will perform for the summer concert series. (7 p.m. June 12, Sam Houston Park, Western Street and Line Avenue. Free. 806-378-3036)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. June 12; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

June 13

High Noon on the Square: Cast members of Texas will perform at the Center City concert series. Youngblood's will sell barbecue. (11:45 a.m. June 13, Potter County Courthouse lawn, Sixth Avenue and Tyler Street. Lunch $8; $75 for season-long punch card. 806-372-6744)

Sing-Along Story Time: Enjoy both stories and songs. (4 p.m. June 13, Amarillo Public Library Northwest Branch, 6100 W. Ninth Ave. Free. 806-359-2035)

Russ: The rapper brings his I See You tour to town following the frenzy that happened when he simply tweeted in 2017 that he was passing through town. (8 p.m. June 13, Amarillo Civic Center Complex Coliseum, 401 S. Buchanan St. General-admission floor tickets $57. 806-378-3096) 

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. June 13; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

June 14

Curious George: Panhandle PBS will bring the inquisitive monkey to Canyon for a visit sponsored by Canyon Area Library. (10:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 14, Cole Community Center, 300 N. 16th St. in Canyon. Free. 806-371-5479) 

Make Your Own Music: Kids can make musical instruments from found objects. (3 p.m. June 14, Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Dinosaur Club: Kids ages 6 to 10 can enjoy dinosaur stories and crafts. (4 to 5 p.m. June 14, Amarillo Public Library North Branch, 1500 N.E. 24th Ave. Free. 806-381-7931)

Rock 'n' Reel: This film series will focus on movies about music. Up first: Dreamgirls(6:30 p.m. June 14; doors open at 6 p.m. Amarillo Public Library Southwest Branch, 6801 S.W. 45th Ave. Free. 806-359-2094)

Joshua Rogers: The Sunday Best gospel winner will give a JuneFest concert. (7 p.m. June 14, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 118 S. Van Buren St. 806-640-8184)

Music in the Gardens: Amarillo rock band A-Town Rockers will perform for the summer series. (7 p.m. June 14; gates open at 6:30 p.m. Amarillo Botanical Gardens, 1400 Streit Drive. Admission $10 for ages 6 and older, $5 for garden members. 806-352-6513)

Music in the Park: Canyon country act The RagTown Chiefs will perform in Canadian. (7 p.m. June 14, Canadian Chamber of Commerce lawn, 119 N. Second St. Free. 806-323-6234)

June Jams: Amarillo country singer Lindsey Lane will perform for the Canyon Main Street concert series. (7:30 p.m. June 14, Neblett Park, Sixth Avenue and 16th Street. Free. 806-656-6833)

Carver school reunions and dance: Jazz musician Don Diego for this JuneFest event. (8:30 p.m. June 14, In This Moment, 707 S. Polk St. Free. 806-640-8184)

Texas: The outdoor musical drama continues its 53rd season. (8:30 p.m. June 14; dinner at 6 p.m. Pioneer Amphitheatre. Adults $16.95 to $30.95, plus fees; children $12.95 to $26.95, plus fees. Dinner: $15.95 adults, $8.49 children. 806-655-2181)

 

 

 

Ongoing

  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument: The monument, about 35 miles north of Amarillo near Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Daily hikes with rangers are offered from 10 a.m. to noon; reservations requested. Admission is free. Call 806-857-6680.
  • Amarillo Botanical Gardens: The gardens, 1400 Streit Drive, are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays through September, including Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day. Admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children through eighth grade. Call 806-352-6513.
  • Amarillo Escape and Mystery: Attempt to escape a variety of themed locked rooms in 60 minutes at this attraction, 12208 Canyon Drive. It's open daily by reservation; games must be booked two hours in advance. Cost is $20, plus tax. Call 806-414-2382.
  • Amarillo Museum of Art: The museum, 2200 S. Van Buren St., features Works on Paper through July 29. It's open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. Call 806-371-5050.
  • Amarillo Public Library: Look for daily events for children (and book clubs for adults) throughout the summer at all branches. Call 806-378-3051.
  • Amarillo Railroad Museum: The museum, 3160 I Ave., is open 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Call 806-335-3333.
  • Amarillo Rock Climbing House: The attraction, 500 S. Fannin St., is open 2 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 2 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 8 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-418-2431.
  • Amarillo Suite Escape: Visitors can attempt to escape from three rooms with rotating themes at this attraction, 715 S. Lamar St. Hours are noon to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays and noon to 11 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, plus by appointment. Cost is $20, plus tax. Call 806-640-3831.
  • Amarillo Zoo: The zoo, 700 Comanchero Trail, is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors and $2 children ages 3-12, and free on Monday. Call 806-381-7911.
  • American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum: The facility, 2601 E. Interstate 40, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (closed holidays). It's featuring Hard Work and Horse Power through July 29. Admission is $7 adults, $5 seniors, $4 veterans, $3 children ages 6 to 18 and free for active-duty military and children 5 and younger. Call 806-376-4811. 
  • Arts in the Sunset: The galleries, 3701 Plains Blvd., are generally open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Admission is free. Call 806-353-5700.
  • Bill’s Backyard Classics: The classic car and truck museum, 5309 S. Washington St., is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and older. Call 806-373-8194.
  • Caprock Canyons State Park: The canyon, 850 Caprock Canyons State Park Road near Quitaque, is open daily. Park admission $4 for ages 12 and older. Call 806-455-1492.
  • Cerulean Gallery: The gallery, 814 S. Taylor St., is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and by appointment Saturdays. Call 806-576-0063.
  • Don Harrington Discovery Center: The center, 1200 Streit Drive, is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sundays throughout the summer. Admission is $11 adults, $8 children and students (to age 22), military and seniors. Call 806-355-9547.
  • Extreme Laser Tag: Take aim at this indoor attraction, 2503 S.W. 45th Ave. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays, 2 to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 7 p.m. Sundays, or by appointment. Admission is $6, plus tax, per person per game; group rates available. Call 806-367-8954.
  • Harrington House: The historic home, 1600 S. Polk St., features free tours conducted on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 806-374-5490.
  • Kwahadi Indian Museum: Celebrate the legacy of the Native American population on the Plains and the Kwahadi Dancers at this museum, 9151 E. Interstate 40. Admission $5 adults, $3 children. Hours are noon to 5 pm. Thursdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays in June, July and August, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from September through May. Call 806-335-3175.
  • Lake Meredith National Recreation Area: The park, located 50 miles northeast of Amarillo near Fritch, is open 24 hours a day. The area also includes Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. Admission is free. Call 806-857-3151.
  • Palo Duro Adventure Park and Zip Line: This attraction, located near the entrance of Palo Duro Canyon State Park, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays (plus Labor Day) through Labor Day, weather permitting. Call 806-488-2260.
  • Palo Duro Canyon State Park: The canyon, 12 miles east of Canyon on Texas Highway 217, is open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission $5. Call 806-488-2227.
  • Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum: The museum, 2503 Fourth Ave. in Canyon, features Pop Culture through Dec. 31. It's open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays from June through August. Admission is $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children and free for members and children younger than 4. Call 806-651-2244.
  • River Breaks Ranch: This attraction, 7802 Durrett Drive, offers sporting clays, team roping, horse racing and more. Call 806-374-0357.
  • Southern Light Gallery: The art gallery, located on the first floor of Ware Student Commons on Amarillo College's Washington Street campus, is open 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Fridays and 2 to 5:50 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-345-5654.
  • Sports World: This attraction, 9400 Canyon Drive, offers miniature golf and a go-kart track. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays, noon to 9 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 8 p.m. Sundays. Call 806-331-7223. 
  • Starlight Ranch Event Center: The event center's zip lines, a 10,000-square-foot maze, miniature golf and more are open 6 to 10 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. It's located at 1415 Sunrise Drive. Zip line prices are $25 for first ride, $7 for additional rides. Maze price is $5 per walkthrough. Day passes are $50; night passes (7 p.m. to midnight) are $40. Call 806-683-7883.
  • Texas Air & Space Museum: The museum, 10001 American Drive, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is free; donations accepted. Call 806-335-9159.
  • Texas Panhandle War Memorial: The memorial, 4101 S. Georgia St., is open 24 hours a day year-round. Admission is free. Call 806-353-3300 or 806-674-0495.
  • Wildcat Bluff Nature Center: The center, 2301 N. Soncy Road, is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors and children. Call 806-352-6007.
  • Wonderland Park: The park, 2601 Dumas Drive, will continue its 67th season. Park hours vary throughout the spring and summer, so check their calendar for the most up-to-date information. Ultimate WOW passes are $31.95 to $39.95; regular WOW passes are $16.95 to $24.95. Spectator passes are $5. Miniature golf is $5; hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 806-383-3344.
  • Xcape Room Warehouse: The escape room attraction, 714 S.E. 10th Ave., is open from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays, noon to 11 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays; other times available by appointment. Admission $25. Call 806-353-6353.

 

 

 

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