(Deadline is 10 a.m. Tuesday. Entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org)
The History Channel's American Pickers, Mike and Frank, are looking for large, rare collections and never-before-seen items in Arkansas. If you know of such a collection, leave a voicemail at 1-855-OLD-RUST, on Facebook @GotAPick, or email email@example.com. Include name, town and state, phone number, where the collection is located and a description of items. Private collections only.
Music Country USA Theater, New Boston, Texas, hosts The Haunted Basement at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October, and on Halloween night. Admission is $10, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Info: 903-628-0129.
Friends of the (Texarkana) Library has a book sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 320 W. Broad St. Religion books and all audio are half-price.
The 9th annual Gathering of Authors begins with "Heaven Is For Real" with speakers Todd and Colton Burpo, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at Williams Memorial Church, 400 Moores Lane, Texarkana, Texas. RSVP for charity dinner at 903-701-1205. Also, a charity event and book signing is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Arkansas Convention Center, 5200 Convention Plaza Drive, Texarkana, Ark. There will be vendors, a Kids Corner, door prizes and more. Info: 903-701-1205. Info: gatheringofauthors.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. Garage sales, pickers, arts and crafts, antiques and Mission Texarkana selling fresh ground coffee. Info: 870-772-5026 or 1894citymarket.com.
Old Washington Vintage Dancers host a Fall Ball from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the WPA Gym, Washington, Ark. Period dress or Sunday dress attire requested. Group dances from the 18th and 19th centuries will be part of the evening. Cost is $12 a person or $20 per couple at the door, children 12 and under are admitted free. Refreshments provided. Info: 870-703-8256 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perot Theatre, 321 W. 4th St., hosts Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. A Women for the Arts street party for ticket holders will be 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Main Street in front of the theater. Tickets are $46, $36, and $27, or $15 for students. UPCOMING: Comedian Rodney Carrington performs at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28. Tickets are available at the theatre box office or online at perottheatre.com.
Texarkana College presents an al fresco concert by Texarkana Regional Corale at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Christus St. Michael Imaging Center, admission free, donations accepted; TC Student Recitals at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Stilwell Humanities Music Hall, admission free; and excerpts from Symphonie Fantastique & Night on Bald Mountain at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at Stilwell Humanies Music Hall, admission free.
Texas High School Tiger Theatre Company presents "Metamorphoses" by Mary Zimmerman at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 20, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. The play is recommended for ages 10 and up. Adult tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, with student tickets $7 in advance and $10 at the door. TISD employees receive free admission with badge. Tickets available at ttcths.booktix.com. Info: 903-794-3891 ext. 2408.
Main Street El Dorado (Ark.) has Musicfest 31 on Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, at Union Square District. There will be live music, rides, Miss MusicFest Pageant on Oct. 14, a 5K/10K run/walk, a children's section, along with paid childcare service, food and more. Info: 870-862-4747 or musicfesteldorado.com.
The 112th annual State Fair of Louisiana will be held Oct. 25 through Nov. 11 at the Louisiana Fairgrounds, Shreveport, La. An interactive exhibit "Pinball-An American Game Experience" will be featured. Info: StateFairofLouisiana.com.
The seventh annual ASEANA Fall Festival will be held at the ASEANA Gardens, 800 Texas Ave., Shreveport, La., from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The Diwali Festival of Lights will be spotlighted, and authentic Asian street foods will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring cash. Vendors can register by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at 318-401-8078 or ASEANAFoundationSHV@gmail.com. Info: shreveport-bossier.org or 800-551-8682.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, hosts Family Fun Weekend on Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28. There will be trick-or-treating, live music, face painting, petting zoo, a maze scavenger hunt, games and displays and live appearances from "The Adventures in Neverland" crew. Info: 214-515-6500.
Magic Springs Theme & Water Park, Hot Springs, Ark., has "Magic Screams" from noon to 11 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 9 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28. Attractions available for all ages. Info: MagicSprings.com.
Texarkana College Educational Opportunity Center hosts a "Day of the Dead" event from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at the Truman Arnold Center. There will be face painting, music, authentic Mexican food, costume, karaoke, altar contests and presenters from local universities and colleges. Admission is free, donations accepted towards EOC Scholarship Fund. Info: texarkanacollege.edu.
Cinemark 14, 4230 St. Michael Drive in Texarkana, presents "Dragon Ball Z Saiyan Double Feature" at 12:55 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 and 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Special pricing applies. Info: fathomeventscom.
Arts and Ends
Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council has drop-in STEAM sessions geared for ages 4-11, beginning with "Build With Candy!" from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. An adult must accompany each child Info: 903-792-8681, email@example.com, or trahc.org.
TRAHC has various exhibitions, including "Four States Living Magazine: Covering 25 Years" through Oct. 20; "Pop-Up Picassos: Local Artists Exhibit" from Oct. 29 through Nov. 3 with a silent auction; and "Charlie Cook: The Beauty We Love" from Nov. 15 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.
The Art Station, 200 E. Division St., Hope, Ark., is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Info: 870-777-8200.
Museums & History
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 Nov. 3. T-shirts are being sold with proceeds going towards the bicentennial celebration on Dec. 15. Info: hempstead200.com.
Texarkana Museums System conducts after dark walking tours at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 27. The tour combines entry into first floor exhibitions at Ace of Clubs House and P.J. Ahern House and sites in between. Admission is $15, $10 for museum members, and must be purchased in advance at texarkanamuseum.org/shoponline by the Tuesday before the tour.
P.J. Ahern House, 403 Laurel St., Texarkana, Ark., hosts "Gracefully Southern: Mourning Customs of the Victorian South" through Oct. 31. Entry is included with the regular rate of $5 and museum members for free.
Ace of Clubs House, 420 Pine St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts the Art of Bobbin Lace from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Supplies are available to borrow or you can bring your own. Space is limited, tickets are $3. ALSO: "Ace After Hours: Are You Alone?" a special after-hours tour, including the "Death and Dying: Customs and Curiosities" exhibit, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Tickets are $15 or $10 for members and available through Facebook or Ticketleap. Info: 903-793-4831 or AceofClubs@texarkanamuseums.org.
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.
Fat Jack's, State Line Avenue, Texarkana, hosts Tyler Vosbury Band today, Gypsy Creek Band on Saturday and Heather Linn on Thursday.
Maytag Opry, 714 Hwy 71 S., Ashdown, Ark, home of live country music and dance, at 7 p.m. Saturday will feature the Maytag Opry Band with special guests Dexter Rowe, Jim Smith and Jack Patillo. Info: 903-293-5898 or 903-490-0953.
Over 30 Dance Club hosts The Edge of Texas Band from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at Texarkana, Texas, Elks Lodge 3702 New Boston Road. 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.
Locked and Loaded will perform from 8 p.m. today to 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.
Music City Texas in Linden, Texas, presents T-Bone Walker Day Fundraiser beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. There is a silent auction, a T-bone steak dinner and live music with Whitey Johnson Band and Duke Robillard Band. Info: Facebook.com/LindenEconDevCorps, with tickets at https://tbonewalkerday.tix.com. UPCOMING: Christmas with the Bellamy Brothers is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Tickets available Sept. 17, $35. Info: 903-756-9934 or musiccitytexas.org.
Scottie's Grill, 8400 W. Seventh St., Texarkana, Texas, has Parker McCollum on Saturday, Nov. 2. Info: 903-838-4745.
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.