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Grand Prairie Upcoming Events
Posted Date: 6/24/2013 10:00 AM
NEWS RELEASE June 24, 2013

CONTACT: Cami McKillop 972-237-8108, cmckillop@gptx.org  


GRAND PRAIRIE UPCOMING EVENTS
June 25-July 20, 2013



Tuesday, June 25-Saturday, June 29
Cat-Tastic Special at Prairie Paws
$10 adult cats and $25 kittens
June 25-28: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
June 29: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed noon-1 p.m.)
Prairie Paws Animal Shelter
2222 W. Warrior Tr.
972-237-8675 or www.gptx.org/paws  

Monday, June 24
Summer Reading Program – Magician Willy Welch - Free
1:30 pm., Betty Warmack Branch, 760 Bardin Road
3:30 p.m., Bowles Branch, 2750 Graham St.
5:30 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.
972-237-5700

Thursday, June 27-Friday, June 28
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-237-7223 or www.lonestarpark.com  

Friday, June 28
AirHogs Baseball vs. Newark Bears
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Friday, June 28
Barry Manilow
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Friday, June 28-Sunday, June 29
Red Skelton’s American Way
2:30 p.m and 7:30 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-237-8786, www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Saturday, June 29
Farmers Market - Adopt a Pet
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main
www.gptx.org/farmersmarket  

Saturday, June 29
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
$1 admission, beer, programs, soft drinks, hot dogs and popcorn
1:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-237-7223 or www.lonestarpark.com  

Saturday, June 29
AirHogs Baseball vs. Newark Bears
Guns & Hoses – Police Officers and Firefighters get in free with proper ID
Police vs. Firefighter All Star game – first pitch 5 p.m.
Proceeds will go to the Grand Prairie Police Benevolent Association and the Guns and Hoses Foundation of North Texas
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Sunday, June 30
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
1:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-237-7223 or www.lonestarpark.com  

Sunday, June 30
Red Skelton’s American Way
2:30 p.m, Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-237-8786, www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Sunday, June 30
AirHogs Baseball vs. Newark Bears
Teacher Appreciation Night – Teachers Get in Free with a Proper ID
6:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Monday, July 1
Summer Reading Program – Ringling Brothers Clown - Free
1:30 pm., Betty Warmack Branch, 760 Bardin Road
3:30 p.m., Bowles Branch, 2750 Graham St.
5:30 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.
972-237-5700

Monday, July 1
Planning and Zoning Commission
7 p.m., City Hall, 317 College St.
972-237-8255

Monday, July 1
LL Cool J with Ice Cube, Public Energy and De La Soul
7:30 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Tuesday, July 2
City Council
6:30 p.m., City Hall, 317 College St.
972-237-8035

Tuesday, July 2-Wednesday, July 3
AirHogs Baseball vs. Wichita Wingnuts
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Wednesday, July 3-Thursday, July 4
Lone Stars & Stripes
Grandstand gates open – 3 p.m., first live race – 5 p.m.
Fireworks at approximately 10 p.m.
Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-237-7223 or www.lonestarpark.com  

Thursday, July 4
City holiday, Independence Day

Thursday, July 4
Judy Norton’s All American Broadway Review
5 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-237-8786, www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Thursday, July 4
AirHogs Baseball vs. Wichita Wingnuts
6:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Thursday, July 4
Fireworks at Joe Pool Lake
Lynn Creek Park, 5700 Lake Ridge Parkway
Beginning at dark. $20 for all vehicles at Lynn Creek and Loyd Park
(Including Grand Prairie residents and Annual Pass holders)
972-237-4135

Friday, July 5
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
6:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-237-7223 or www.lonestarpark.com  

Friday, July 5
AirHogs Baseball vs. Wichita Wingnuts
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Saturday, July 6
Farmers Market - Red, White, and Blue Celebration
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main
www.gptx.org/farmersmarket  

Saturday, July 6
Homeownership Fair
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Ruthe Jackson Center, 3113 S. Carrier Parkway
Classes include homebuying 101, credit repair, down payment assistance, foreclosure prevention, mortgage lending, rehab and repair, post-purchase counseling and banking classes for kids
Visit www.gptx.org/housing to preregister for classes
972-237-8173

Saturday, July 6
Thoroughbred Horse Racing
1:35 p.m., Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway
972-237-7223 or www.lonestarpark.com  

Monday, July 8
Summer Reading Program – Valerie Oliver Spintastics yo-yos - Free
1:30 pm., Betty Warmack Branch, 760 Bardin Road
3:30 p.m., Bowles Branch, 2750 Graham St.
5:30 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.
972-237-5700

Wednesday, July 10
Keep Grand Prairie Beautiful Commission Meeting
6:30-8 p.m., Development Center, 206 W. Church St.
972-237-8152 or e-mail tchan@gptx.org
www.gptx.org/boards  

Wednesday, July 10
Commission on Aging Meeting
10:30 a.m., The Summit, 2975 Esplanade
972-237-4141, www.gptx.org/boards  

Wednesday, July 10
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company
7:30 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Thursday, July 11
Grand Prairie Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting
Annual Antless Picnic
6:30-9 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Drive
www.gpgstx.org

Thursday, July 11
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1013 Meeting
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting begins at 7 p.m.
Veterans Event Center, 925 Conover Dr.
For membership information, call James McDaniel 469-544-4966 or Chuck Kinsey at 972-623-2523
http://vietnamvetsofgp.org  

Thursday, July 11-Saturday, July 13
AirHogs Baseball vs. Saint Paul Saints
7:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Saturday, July 13
Farmers Market – Tacos and Tejanos
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main
www.gptx.org/farmersmarket  

Saturday, July 13
Prairie Paws Pet Adoptions at Petco
11 a.m.-4 p.m., 5236 S. State Highway 360
972-237-8575 or 972-660-8844

Saturday, July 13
All Shook Up
2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-237-8786, www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Saturday, July 14
All Shook Up
2:30 p.m. Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.
972-237-8786, www.uptowntheatergp.com  

Sunday, July 14
AirHogs Baseball vs. Saint Paul Saints
6:05 p.m., QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway
972-504-9383, www.airhogsbaseball.com  

Monday, July 15
Zoning Board of Adjustments & Appeals
City Hall, 317 College St.
972-237-8255, www.gptx.org/boards  

Monday, July 15
Summer Reading Program – Nancy Burks Worcester, ventriloquist - Free
1:30 pm., Betty Warmack Branch, 760 Bardin Road
3:30 p.m., Bowles Branch, 2750 Graham St.
5:30 p.m., Main Library, 901 Conover Dr.
972-237-5700

Tuesday, July 16
City Council
6:30 p.m., City Hall, 317 College St.
972-237-8035

Wednesday, July 17
Widespread Panic
8 p.m., Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Place
Tickets: 888-929-7849 or www.AXS.com , www.verizontheatre.com  

Saturday, July 20
Farmers Market
8 a.m.-1 p.m., Market Square, 120 W. Main
www.gptx.org/farmersmarket  

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