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Grand Prairie Upcoming Events
Posted Date: 6/2/2014 11:15 AM

News Release

Contact: Cami McKillop 972-237-8018, cmckillo@gptx.org

Grand Prairie Upcoming Events
June 2014

Monday, June 2
Mama’s Party
Local theater performers, cabaret singers and others sing show tunes
7:30 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main
$5 entry fee goes to charity
For information, call 972-237-8786 or visit www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Monday, June 2- Thursday, June 5
AirHogs v. Trois Rivieres
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Tuesday, June 3
City Council Meeting
6:30 p.m., City Hall – City Council Chambers, 317 College St.
972-237-8035

Wednesday, June 4
Tech Café
10 a.m.-noon, all library branches
Enjoy refreshments while library staff answer your questions about ebooks, emagazines and more. Bring your own wireless device (ereader, tablet, laptop or phone) and enjoy coffee and cookies while library staff answer your questions.
For more info., visit www.gptx.org/library  

Thursday, June 5
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com

Thursday, June 5
Purple Martin Landlords of North Texas Meeting
7 p.m., Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Road
For more information, call 972641-2981, 817-308-6776 or www.PurpleMartinLandlordsofNorthTexas.com  

Thursday, June 5
Grand Prairie Genealogical Society
“Who’s Your Mamma?” featuring speaker Terri Meek
6:30 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Drive
www.gpgstx.org  

Friday, June 6
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
Randy Rogers Band concert after the races (at approx. 11 p.m.)
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Friday, June 6
AirHogs v. Wichita
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com

Saturday, June 7
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
9-11 a.m., Development Center, 206 W. Church St.
Registration is required online at www.gptx.org/WQ/HHW  or by calling 972-237-8055

Saturday, June 7
Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main St.
For more information, call 972-237-4599 or visit www.gptx.org/farmersmarket

Saturday, June 7
Summer Reading Challenge Kick Off Party
10 a.m.-noon, Bowles Park outside the Tony Shotwell Center, 1750 Graham St.
Enjoy fun games and activities, a DJ, face painting, the Animal Services Waggin Wagon, and more and sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge
For more information, call 972-237-700 or visit www.gptx.org/library.

Saturday, June 7
Crawfish Boil
11 a.m.-2 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main St.
Tasty authentic crawfish prepared by Dustin Clement’s Heads or Tails Cajun Crawfish sold for $10 per pound accompanied by potatoes and corn.
Zydeco band, gift market, bounce house and games.
Visit www.GrandFunGP.com  

Saturday, June 7
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
3:33 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Sunday, June 8
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
1:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Sunday, June 8
AirHogs v. Wichita
1:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Monday, June 9
Grand Prairie Genealogical Society
Volunteers available to assist with research
1-3 p.m., Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover Dr.
www.gpgstx.org  

Monday, June 9
Mama’s Party
Local theater performers, cabaret singers and others sing show tunes
7:30 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main
$5 entry fee goes to charity
For information, call 972-237-8786 or visit www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Tuesday, June 10
Ride the Rails of Texas
Learn about North Texas’ historic railroads; their depots, museums and excursion trains. Many are closer than you think; like Tyler, Grapevine, Denison, Palestine and Burleson. Presented by Rollin Phipps
7:30 p.m., Grand Prairie Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.
972-237-5700, www.gptx.org/library  

Thursday, June 12-Saturday, June 14
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Friday June 13
Hello, Dolly! – Grand Prairie Arts Council
8 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main
Tickets: 972-237-8786

Saturday, June 14
Hello, Dolly! – Grand Prairie Arts Council
2 p.m., 8 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main
Tickets: 972-237-8786

Saturday, June 14
Farmers Market: Cooking demo
8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main St.
For more information, call 972-237-4599 or visit www.gptx.org/farmersmarket  

Saturday, June 14
Calvary Car Show
4-8 p.m., Calvary Baptist Church, 401 W. Church St.
Register at event - $20 per entry
All entries eligible for more than 50 prize drawings
Raffle for a new Honda lawnmower courtesy of Storm Lawn & Garden
20 divisions – 33 awards
www.calvary.net  
For more information, call John Parker 469-774-7191

Saturday, June 14
Chris Tucker
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Sunday, June 15
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
1:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Sunday, June 15
James Taylor and Band
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Sunday, June 15
Hello, Dolly! – Grand Prairie Arts Council
2 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main
Tickets: 972-237-8786

Monday, June 16- Wednesday, June 17
AirHogs v. Gary SouthShore
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Tuesday, June 17
City Council Meeting
6:30 p.m., City Hall – City Council Chambers, 317 College St.
972-237-8035

Tuesday, June 17
Guys Night Out at QuikTrip Park
Get information on men’s health and enjoy a night out at the ballpark
Visit the Get Fit tent at city events for a free voucher, or pick one up at your local recreation center or Parks Administration, 400 College St.
For more information, visit www.gptx.org/getfitgp  

Thursday, June 18
AirHogs v. Gary SouthShore
11:05 a.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Saturday, June 19
Grand Prairie Genealogical Society
Volunteers available to assist with research
6:30-8:30 p.m., Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover Dr.
www.gpgstx.org  

Thursday, June 19-Saturday, June 21
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Thursday, June 19
Night of the Proms
Featuring Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, The Pointer Sisters, Nile Rodgers & Chic
7:30 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Friday, June 20
Juneteenth Celebration Fish Fry
7-11 p.m., Tyre Park, 2327 Tyre St.
Free
For more info., call Preston Dixon, 972-877-5049

Friday, June 20- Sunday, June 21
AirHogs v. Amarillo
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Friday, June 20
Hello, Dolly! - GP Arts Council
8 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main
Tickets: 972-237-8786

Saturday, June 21
Pegusus Music Festival
Featuring Brand New, Cold War Kids, Circa Survive, Bad Books
5 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Saturday, June 21
Juneteenth Parade and Celebration
10 a.m. – Parade begins at City Hall, 317 College St. and travels to
Tyre Park, 2327 Tyre St.
Free
For more info., call Preston Dixon, 972-877-5049

Saturday, June 21
Soul Food Fest
Featuring delicious food and recognized artists
Lynn Creek Park, 5610 Lake Ridge
$10 per vehicle
For more info, visit www.ilovesoulfood.com  

Saturday, June 21
Hello, Dolly! - GP Arts Council
2 p.m., 8 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main
Tickets: 972-237-8786

Sunday, June 22
Hello, Dolly! - GP Arts Council
2 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main
Tickets: 972-237-8786

Sunday, June 22
AirHogs v. Amarillo
2:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Sunday, June 22
The Voice Tour
7:30 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Wednesday, June 25
Grand Prairie Genealogical Society
Volunteers available to assist with research
10 a.m.-noon Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover Dr.
www.gpgstx.org  

Thursday, June 26-Saturday, June 28
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-263-RACE, www.lonestarpark.com  

Saturday, June 28
Farmers Market: Restaurant Showcase Day, education series
8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main St.
For more information, call 972-237-4599 or visit www.gptx.org/farmersmarket  

Saturday, June 28
The Fray
With special guests Barcelona and Oh Honey
7:30 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Monday, June 30- July 1
AirHogs v. Sioux City
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com