This And That – June 9

Plainview AHEAD is planning the annual Juneteenth celebration at Givens Park. The event will include a softball tournament and Bingo. Businesses are invited to take part in the theme, “Celebrating Freedom, Generation 2 Generation.” This will be a free outdoor celebration set for noon-5 p.m. on June 19. Businesses interested in having a booth at the event can reach out to Pastor David Gardner at (806)224-7804 by June 12. Givens Park is at 16th and Walter Griffin Street in Plainview.

The 39th Panhandle Parade of Breeds Junior Heifer and Steer Show is set for June 17-19 at the Ollie Liner Center.


Covenant Health Plainview caregivers will host a fish fry fundraiser on June 26 for caregiver Colter Teel, a new father who was diagnosed again with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He is a nurse on the intensive care unit at the hospital. The event is planned for 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and there are 500 available. They can be purchased at the Auxiliary desk at the front lobby of the hospital. They can also be purchased by phone by calling (806)291-3317 or (806)291-3329.


The Red, White & Moo Fest will return on July 2 from 6-8 p.m. at Running Water Draw Regional Park, 3400 4th Street. The event will include food trucks, music, bouncy houses, a mobile dairy classroom, a petting zoo, free diary products and a free hot dog dinner for military, teachers, first responders and nurses. The Plainview Chamber of Commerce’s fireworks show will follow at dusk. The event will be hosted by the Chamber and by local dairies.


The next 2nd Saturday event in Downtown Plainview is set for June 12. This month’s main event is Bingo at The Broadway Brew, which is the event sponsor. The game is set for 10 to 11 a.m. United Way will be there giving away sausage wraps, hotdogs and water. Though there is no cost, donations are welcome. Proceeds will go toward assisting the United Way agencies.


Former Plainview resident Mary Walker Clark will have a signing to promote her new book, “Landing In My Present,” on May 17 at 4 at the Jimmy Dean & Llano Estacado Museum. Visit to learn more about the book.


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 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.


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.


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