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This Weekend in the Panhandle

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AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) -

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, we've got you covered. 

Here's a list of what's going on in our area: 

Bad Magik Music Festival
Saturday, May 26
12 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sam Houston Park
Free


Forever Mac - Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

Saturday, May 26
7:30 p.m - 11:30 p.m
Starlight Ranch Event Center
1415 Sunrise Dr.

Click for ticket information.


Memorial Run/Walk For the Fallen

Saturday, May 26
8 a.m - 1 p.m.
2400 South Crockett
Hosted by Brothers-Sisters of our Military Adventures

Click for more information.


Cannon Air and Space Show

Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 27, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Clovis, NM


Amarillo Zoo volunteer opportunities

The Amarillo Zoo is now accepting applications for volunteers.

They are looking for high school and college students as well as retired individuals to help with special events, field trips, education and more.

You must be 13 years or older and commit a minimum of 8 hours a month to the program.

Registration is 25 dollars and covers your uniform t-shirt, tag and training manual.

For more information visit the www.amarillozoo.org or call 806-378-7911.


Upcoming:

24 Hours in the Canyon

Registration is now open for this year's 24 Hours in the Canyon benefiting the Cancer Survivorship Center.

There are three ways to participate, you can participate competitively on your own or with a team at different levels ranging in cost from 75 dollars to 125 dollars.

You can also register as non-competitive as an individual or a team for 50 dollars per person.

Or if you are not much of a bike rider you can be a ghostrider for 24 dollars.

The annual road and mountain bike event is June 2nd and 3rd.

For a look at the schedule and perks for regular and premium registration visit 24hoursinthecanyon.org/schedule or 24hoursinthecanyon.org/schedule


WTAMU West Texas Writers' Academy

West Texas A&M University's Office of Extended Studies will host a five-day West Texas Writers' Academy, June 4-8.

The academy will feature seven instructors covering classes in different genres. The classes aim to guide writers on a journey to improve their craft and publish their work.

Each instructor is a successfully published author who will share their knowledge with aspiring writers. 

The writers who will be included in this academy include: 

Michael Frizell - Frizell is a graphic novelist, non-fiction writer, editor and educator who will lead a class on "Graphic Sequential Literature: Writing for Comic Books." Participants can learn how to develop ideas for this from of visual medium, as well as how to create a comic book or strip.

Jolene Navarro - Navarro is a hybrid offer who will teach "Expanding Your Creativity: Writing Deeper." The class will explore four story elements - deepening plot, creativity, brainstorming high concept and exercises to spark creativity. Participants are required to have completed at least one book.

Margie Lawson - Lawson is a writing coach for more than 20 published authors. She will guide writes on "Writing Compelling Fiction: Making Your Scenes Credible and Incredible"  by conducting a class to help the advanced writer. The class will include working on openings, improving dialogue, building emotions, making details count and creating a strong back story.

Lori Freeland - Freeland is a young adult fiction author, writing coach and blogger who will help with planning and polishing in "Unleash Your Story: From Ideas to Edits - Write, Rewrite or Remodel Your Novel." Participants will learn how to build a solid story with 3-D characters, vivid visuals, strong scenes and improved words and sentences.

Rosa Latimer - Latimer is a non-fiction author who will teach "Creative Non-Fiction: Sure Steps to Jump Start Your Project and Make it a Reality." This class will guide attendees in organizing research, conducting effective interviews and staying true to the story and purpose while maintaining personal voice.

Bethany Claire - The best-selling author will lead a course on "Mastering Self-Publishing: Everything You Need to Grow and Cultivate Your Own Publishing Empire." The class will focus on how to set up and run a self-publishing business.

Susan Donovan - The best-selling author will examine the great romance novel in "The Tao of Romance Fiction: A No-Nonsense Way to Plot and Write a Love Story." This class will look at heroes and heroines, dialogue, attraction, voice and the art of writing love scenes.

The academy began 10 years ago, and several graduates have achieved writing success. 

The academy is $695 with a private residence hall room at $35 nightly. The registration deadline is May 12.

For more information on the academy or registration, call (806) 651-2037.


Pop Culture pops into The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum is taking a look at pop culture and its phenomenon by focusing on the 1950s through the 2000s. 

"We'll be doing four separate exhibits here at the PPHM and it's pop culture, and we're talking about pop culture has influenced the world and the world has influenced pop culture over the last sixty years," marketing manager Stephanie Price said. "Particularly pertaining to the Panhandle and Texas."

Price hopes the exhibit brings light to how historical events are continuing to influence pop culture and entertainment in ways some visitors may not realize. 

"We have bedrooms upstairs because as everyone knows our bedroom is our sanctuary. It's where we really able to explore pop culture and ourselves, putting movie posters on the wall, the hamburger phone by the bed. You know, things that will really pop out to people from each decade," said Price. 

Along with the bedroom exhibit you can also find RCA to Apple which is a celebration of technological advances. As well as watch famous movie clips, quotes and unforgettable moments roll across the screen in the PPHM Theater. 

The exhibit will be open through the end of the year.

"In a cultural revolution we'll be talking about the historical impact of pop culture and how pop culture in return impacts history. Learning about things like the Berlin Wall, and the Space Race, and Vietnam, and how that all impacted our culture here in the Panhandle," she said. "This is a complete deviation in exhibits that we've ever done. There's little pieces of each one that I love."

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