This And That – June 2

The Plainview Chamber of Commerce is now accepting donations for its 39th annual fireworks show, which is set for July 2 at Kidsville. Donations can be sent to Plainview Chamber of Commerce, 1906 W. 5th Street, Plainview, Texas 79072.


Hale Center will host a city wide clean up on June 12 from 8 a.m. to noon.


Unger Memorial Library’s Tails & Tales “Virtual” Summer Reading Club and Programs start next week. Activities include a readding challenge, which is set for June 1-July 16. Participants of all ages can participate by downloading the ReaderZone app, which tracks reading minutes and stats. Paper logs are also available and can be picked up at the library starting June 1. Virtual programming include events through the Science Spectrum in Lubbock. Those events will be on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. The schedule is as follows: June 8 – Restless Natives; June 15 – Snakes; June 22 – Reptiles; June 29 – Creepy Crawlers; July 6 – Animal Adaptation. Those interested can register at or call (806)296-1149.


The Abraham Art Gallery of Wayland Baptist University will host the 59th Annual Juried Spring Celebration of Art. The exhibit will be open through June 27. There will be an awards presentation and reception on June 27 from 1-3 p.m. to close the exhibit. Local artist Rigo Rey will be the featured judge of the exhibition this year.


The Plainview-Hale County Health Department will now host Moderna COVID-19 vaccination clinics every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. The Health Department is located at 111 E. 10th Street. Appointments are recommended and can be made by calling (806)291-1201 or by visiting Clinics will continue as vaccinations are available. Anyone 18 years or older is eligible to receive this two-vaccine series in Texas. Call the Health Department for additional information, (806)293-1359. 


Appointments are no longer necessary to receive COVID-19 vaccinations from United Family locations across the state. The United Family locations will provide all vaccine options – Johnson & Johnson, Moderna or Pfizer to eligible walk-ins.


The 6th Annual City-Wide Cleanup Day in cooperation with Operation: Serve will be held on June 26 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Seth Ward Baptist Church offers a Men’s Prayer Breakfast every second Saturday of the month at 8 a.m.


A Celebrate Recovery class is hosted by Johnny Beavers at Seth Ward Baptist Church every Friday at 6:30 p.m.


Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations are no longer required at CVS Pharmacies.                                                                                                                                                                                 


Comedian Bill Maher will perform a headlining show at The Buddy Holly Hall at the end of July. The show is set for 7 p.m. on July 31. Call 1(800)514-3849, ext. 1, for additional information or visit


The Fab Four, a Beatles tribute band, is slated to bring The Ultimate Tribute show to The Buddy Holly Hall later this year. The show is set for 7 p.m. on Oct. 13. Call 1(800)514-3849, ext. 1, for additional information or visit  


The National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) in Lubbock will host its Eighth Annual Summer Stampede Art and Gear Show on June 5. The show is scheduled for 6-11 p.m. It is being sponsored by Capital Farm Credit and will include nearly 100 art and gear pieces that from 31 artists and craftsmen.


Disney Princess – The Concert will kick off a national tour in Macon, Georgia on Nov. 1 and the tour is set to stop in Lubbock next February. The concert is set for Feb. 2, 2022 at The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. Visit for additional information.


The Price Is Right Live has added a second stage show in Lubbock on October 8. The interactive stage show will be at The Buddy Holly Hall of the Performing Arts & Sciences at 7:30 p.m. that day and now at 3:30 p.m., too, as a result of a high demand for tickets. Tickets are on sale at


The National Ranching Heritage Center will host the eighth annual Summer Stampede Art and Gear Show on June 5 from 6-11 p.m. The show includes 31 artists and craftsmen. Tickets can be purchased by calling (806)834-0469 or by visiting The deadline to purchase tickets is May 28. The cost is $75 for Ranching Heritage Association members, $100 for members of the general public and $1,500 for a table of eight under the tent.


Rock legends Foreigner will perform at The Buddy Holly Hall on Aug. 4. Tickets go on sale on April 23 at 10 a.m. Prices start at $49.50. VIP packages are available at Tickets can be purchased at The Buddy Holly Hall Box Office at 1300 Mac Davis Lane or by visiting,, or by calling (806)729-8339.


The American Cultural Exchange Service is currently seeking host families for foreign exchange students for the 2021-2022 school year. The program, which is a non-profit educational organization designed by the United States Department of State, arranges for places to stay for the school year for students from Japan, Korea, South America, Asia and Europe. Students are expected to arrive in August. Eligible hosts include married couples, single adults or widowed or divorced individuals. Those interested can call Kevin at (806)335-5857, call 1(800)661-2237 or visit


Plainview High School is trying to update the veteran’s wall with names of veterans that have graduated from PHS. Those interested can email Necessary information includes name, year graduated and branch of service. 


The Texas Tuition Promise Fund will host information webinars over the next several weeks to provide an overview of the fund and on different tuition units, redemption values and payment options. Information about matching scholarships and tuition unit grants through the Texas Match the Promise Foundation will also be shared. Those interested can sign up for the webinars at Questions can be emailed to Information is also available at or by calling (800)445-4723, option 5. Webinars are scheduled as follows: May 26, 6-7:30 p.m.; June 9, noon-1:30 p.m.; June 23, 6-7:30 p.m.; July 7, noon-1:30 p.m.; and July 21, 6-7:30 p.m.


The Motivation, Education & Training, Inc. is asking for donations of long-sleeve shirts for farmworkers. The drive, which is put on by the Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, is an effort to collect these shirts to help reduce exposure to pesticides and heat-related illnesses. Donations can be dropped off at Plainview MET, 927 Broadway. Those interested can also call Rachel Salazar at (806)293-4457 or (806)494-2050 or reach out via email…

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