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December 6th, 2018 in Features

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Events

The Lone Star Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution has a meeting with Celia Belt, author of "Remarkably Intact" from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today in the Perot Room at Texarkana College Library, 2500 N. Robison Rd. Autographed books are available for $18, cash or check only.

 

The Jefferson Candlelight Tour of Homes is through Saturday in Jefferson, Texas. The tour will feature lavishly decorated historic homes, carriage rides, riverboat tours, the Enchanted Forest with 125 decorated trees, antique and gift shops, gourmet restaurants and a general store. Info: jeffersoncandlelight.com.

 

Historic Washington State Park, Washington, Ark., will have its 32nd annual Christmas and Candlelight from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Evening programs and tours begin at 1 p.m., lighting begins at dark, with live music beginning at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children age 6-12, plus tax. Info: 870-983-2684, historicwashington@arkansas.com, or historicwashingtonstatepark.com.

 

Second Saturday Trade Days is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 1894 City Market, at the corner of Front and Olive streets in downtown Texarkana. Vendors, jewelry, breads and jellies, decorations, furniture and more. Info: 870-772-5026 or 1894citymarket.com.

 

Linden Main Street is hosting a week of pop-up retail around the historic courthouse square from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. through Saturday. Local entrepreneurs will set up temporary storefronts in vacant buildings around the square. Info: 903-756-7502 or lindenmainstreet@outlook.com.

 

Perot Theatre, 321 W. 4th St., hosts The Ten Tenors of Australia on Friday, Dec. 21; and comedian Rodney Carrington performing at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28. Tickets are available at the theatre box office or online at perottheatre.com.

 

Texarkana Arkansas Convention Center, 5200 Convention Plaza Drive, has Norman Connors & The Starship Orchestra in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. Tickets are $25 until Christmas and $25 after Christmas. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Info: 903-824-6895 or jazzcoty@live.com.

 

Arts and Ends

TRAHC has various exhibitions, including Young Arkansas Artists showcasing art from Arkansas students kindergarten through 12 grade through Dec. 21; "Allen Phillips: Liquid Soul" through Jan. 12; and "Charlie Cook: The Beauty We Love" through Jan. 26.

 

Arts on Main will have open mosaic classes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays across from the Perot Theater in downtown Texarkana. Info: 903-792-8681.

 

Regional Arts Center, 321 W. Fourth St., downtown Texarkana, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Tours are free. Info: 903-792-8681.

 

Museums & History

Museum of the Red River, Idabel, Okla., has exhibit "Recent Acquisitions" featuring ethnographic art from around the world, until Jan. 27. Info: museumoftheredriver.org.

 

Hempstead County Bicentennial Committee is sponsoring a time capsule as part of the county bicentennial. All citizens of the county may turn in one sheet of paper, available online or at the Chamber of Commerce, to be microfilmed and placed into the capsule, with communities asked to donate artifacts or items to be added. All letters and items are needed by Dec. 15. ALSO: A Bicentennial Poetry Contest is open to any citizens of Southwest Arkansas with age categories for 18 and over, 14-17, 10-13 and 10 and under, with entries due at SWAAC13@gmail.com by Dec. 7. T-shirts are being sold with proceeds going towards the bicentennial celebration, taking place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. A registration fee of $25 for 10x10 booths for the day, along with food truck vendors, are available with registration forms. Info: 870-777-3640, hopemelonfest@yahoo.com, or hempstead200.com.

 

Four States Auto Museum, 217 Laurel St., Texarkana, Ark., offers a unique automotive collection. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Tours available by appointment. Admission is free.

 

The President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site in Hope, Ark., offers exhibits and tours of the home where Clinton spent his first 10 years. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Free admission. Info: 870-777-4455.

 

Two Rivers Museum on Main Street in Ashdown, Ark., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Admission is free. Museum hosts Civil War and Weapons Exhibits.

 

Nevada County Depot and Museum is at 403 West First St. South in Prescott, Ark.

 

Music

Maytag Opry, 908 W. 3rd St., Texarkana, Texas, home of live country music and dance, has returned to its old location, and at 7 p.m. today will feature the Maytag Opry Band with special guests Tammy Oropeza, Linda Eddings, Sandra Randall and Gene Hodges. Admission $10.

 

Over 30 Dance Club hosts Jim Smith and Mass Transit from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at Texarkana, Texas, Elks Lodge 3702 New Boston Road. A pot luck will be held at 6:30 p.m. No outside drinks allowed. Admission is $5 for members and $6 for guests. Membership is not required. For reserved seating, call Janet at 903-832-4496.

 

Joe Dale and Friends Pete Jones, Chip Bricker and Noel McLain will perform from 8 p.m. today till midnight at Billy T. Norton VFW Post 4562, U.S. Highway 82 E. Cover is $8. Membership not required. For more information, contact 870-772-1772.

 

The American Legion Post 488, 1500 U.S. Highway 82, New Boston, Texas, hosts Durango on Saturday. Cover is $7, membership not required. Info: 903-628-3456.

 

Music City Texas in Linden, Texas, presents Christmas with the Bellamy Brothers is at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $35. Info: 903-756-9934 or musiccitytexas.org.

 

Other Entertainment

Double R International Room, 6900 N. State Line, has Freddyvon and Vicki hosting karaoke at 9 p.m. Fridays.

 

Pop's Place, 6701 East Broad St., has Know It All Trivia at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and Texarkana Jazz Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. every third Thursday.

 

Fat Jack's Oyster Bar, 3324 N. State Line Ave. in Texarkana, has live action trivia game shows at 8 p.m. every Sunday. Free to play and prizes for winners.

 

Texarkana Moose Lodge, 415 South Robinson Road, hosts karaoke with Luke Kilgore from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Friday night. Members and guests. No cover charge.

 

Texarkana Elks Lodge, 3702 New Boston Road, has TNA karaoke on second Saturday of the month. Call 903-832-5405. No cover. Smoke free.

 

Backyard Social Club, Foreman, Ark., has karaoke at 8 p.m. every Friday.

 

Moonlight Entertainment and Karaoke, 26 E. Commerce St. in Ashdown, is open at 7 p.m. every Friday and Saturday with Wayne and Shannon. Family environment and alcohol and smoke free.

 

Ted's Hog Wild Sports Grill, Ashdown, Ark., on Lake Millwood, has karaoke every Friday night. Memberships are available. Info: 870-898-3693.

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