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March 14th, 2019 in Features

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The Great Benjamins Circus is at the 1-49 Auto Auction, 4303 Loop 245, Texarkana, today through Sunday. Tickets are available at benjaminscircus.com.


The 51st Annual Jonquil Festival at Historic Washington State Park is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday at Old Washington State Park. The festival is free, parking is $5. There will be a karaoke competition, food concessions, crafts, a fish fry by Washington Volunteer Fire Department from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, cost $12 per meal; and The Hope Evening Lions Club sponsoring the Third Annual Jonquil Festival 5K Run/Walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Entry is $25 per runner, including a T-shirt, or $30 day of the race. Registration is online at arkansasrunner.com/entryforms.htm, and beginning at 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Info: 870-722-5040, jltrau81@ymail.com, historicwashingtonstatepark and facebook.com/jonquilfestival.


Hope Women's Conference with host Sandra Hudson-McNair is at 7 p.m. today and 8 a.m. Saturday at University of Arkansas Community College, 2500 South Main, Hope, Ark. Accommodations available with Holiday Inn at 870-772-6262. Tickets are $30. Registration and info: HopeWomensConf2019.eventbrite.com.


The E.B. Williams Youth Center presents the 5th annual "Kidz Runnin The Show" Corvette car show on Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23, in Camden, Ark. Participation is open to all Corvette owners, with prizes for each class and specialty awards. Pre-registration is $45, and day of show is $50. Info: 870-818-2628, or facebook.com/EBWYC.


Southwest Community Center, 3222 W. 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts the 9th Annual Bi-States CEP Horticulture Conference and Seed Swap from 8:35 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. Thursday, March 28. Registration is 8 a.m. to 8:35 a.m. prior to the conference. Topics include Beekeeping 101, Estate Planning, Grafted Tomatoes & Watermelons, Farm Safety When Utilizing Chemicals, Heirloom Vegetables & Herbs, Rain Harvesting & Rain Gardening, and more. Free registration, RSVP required by March 25. Lunch included. Info: 903-628-6702.


The Regional Music Heritage Center presents "Ragtime to Rockabilly" on Friday, March 29 at Silvermoon on Broad, with performers Joyce Grant, Three-of-a-Kind and Stephanie Rice, and on Saturday, March 30 at the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium, with vintage cars, food trucks, a 50's costume contest and outdoor stage performances until the Rockabilly concert and awards show at 7 p.m. Tickets available at TicketLeap.com.


The 34th annual Governor Conway Days Arts and Crafts Festival is Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, in downtown Bradley, Ark., featuring live music, concessions, children's games, a bass fishing tournament, classic car show, breakfast by Bradley's Volunteer Firemen's Auxiliary and more. Parade starts at 2 p.m. March 30. Info: 870-894-3935, 870-904-2099, 870-894-3942, or deloisdm@yahoo.com.


Texarkana College Music Department presents "Alumni Recital" presented by Dusten Michael Ingram on piano at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Stilwell Humanities Music Hall, admission free; music and movies "Conlan Nancarrow: Virtuoso of the Player Piano" a documentary on Texarkana composer Conlan Nancarrow, at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, in Stilwell Humanities Music Hall, admission free; and "Cohen's Alzheimer Stories and Orff's Cormina Burana" presented by Texarkana Regional Choral at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Perot Theatre, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, admission $20, $10 for students and patrons over 65, or $5 for children 12 and under. Info: 903-823-3371, 903-823-3360, mary.goode@texarkanacollege.edu or donna.jones@texarkanacollege.edu.


Piney Woods Fine Arts Association presents Lee Ann Womack at the Crockett Civic Center, 1100 Edmiston Drive, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6. Tickets start at $37 and available at 936-544-4276, pwfaa.org, or at 603 East Goliad Suite 203, Crockett.


Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, Ark., presents a free spring concert featuring Billboard No. 1 Single performer JoJo on Thursday, April 11. Doors open at 6 p.m., with opening act We the Kings at 7 p.m. and JoJo taking the stage at 8 p.m. Info: 870-235-4925.


City Market is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at 1894 City Market, at the corner of Front and Olive streets in downtown Texarkana. This event is an Easter festival, with "Easter Bonnets on Parade" in a Best Easter Hat Contest for children of all ages. Vendor booths are free at street level, $20 at the dock, and $40 inside, with $20 for electricity and $25 for a canopy rental. Info: 870-772-5026 or 1894citymarket.com.


Choctaw Casinos, 4216 S. Hwy 69/75, Durant, Okla., has Whitesnake performing at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Tickets range from $25 to $52. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. UPCOMING: Jason Aldean performs on Saturday, May 25. Tickets begin at $100 and are available at 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com. Info: choctawcasinos.com.


Louisiana State University Shreveport, 1 University Place, Shreveport, La., hosts Taco Wars II and a salsa competition from 5 p.m. t0 9 p.m. Friday, May 3. Tickets are $10. Info: facebook.com/events/547202699117990.


The 7th annual Train Day in downtown Hope, Ark., is on Saturday, May 4. A 5k run starts at 7 a.m., with a short program in front of the Depot at 9 a.m., a Kids Corner, a dance show, live music, a BBQ cookoff with over $2500 in prizes, a car show, and the third annual Hope Train Day Baggo Tournament, ending with a free evening concert at 6 p.m. Info: 870-777-7500 or spowell@hopearkansas.net.


Arts and Ends

TRAHC Arts on Main hosts a poetry workshop series with Agnes Tirrito, "Papers & Poetry" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 23, April 27 and May 25. Cost is $35 per session. Info: trahc.org.


Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council has drop-in STEAM sessions geared for ages 4 to 11, with "Leonardo Da Vinci's Camera!" learning about designing and building your own camera obscura like the ones used by Da Vinci, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20. An adult must accompany each child. Info: 903-792-8681, bblack@trahc.org, or trahc.org.


TRAHC has various exhibitions, including "Who is You? Works by Quentin Pace" through Tuesday; "Super Me!" a collaborative community program at exhibition celebrating the creativity of Texarkanians with developmental disabilities through April 11; and "The Artist Spirit of Robert Burke Burns: A Variety of Paintings that Represent the World God Created" March 21 through May 11.


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

Texarkana Museums System presents March Music Month, with events every Saturday throughout the month, including an exhibit on musical instrument progression through time on Saturday at Ace of Clubs House, admission $5 with refreshments served; a recital for ukelele and recorder class students on March 23 at the P.H. Ahern Home, admission $5 with refreshments served; and "Shake-Rattle-Roll and ELECTRIFY" with musical Tesla coils and documentaries of Nikola Tesla on March 30 at Discovery Place Interactive Museum, admission $5 or free for TMS members with refreshments served. Info: 903-793-4831 or texarkanamuseums.org.


Museum of the Red River, Idabel, Okla., has a flute making workshop with Presley Byington from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Ten slots available for $45 each, potluck lunch at noon. Info: museumoftheredriver.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, Hwy 71 and Main St., Ashdown, Ark., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free. Museum hosts Civil War and Weapons Exhibits and carved hearse.


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



Over 30 Dance Club hosts Firewater 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.


Durango will perform at 8 p.m. today 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 Joe Dale and Friends Pete Jones, Chip Bricker and Noel McLain at 8 p.m. Saturday. Cover is $7, membership not required. Info: 903-628-3456.


Hooks American Legion Post 248 has Jo Jo Murray, Willie White and Karen Wolf at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 23. Doors open at 6 p.m. Legion members $15, guests $20; and Vick Allen, Geno Wesley and Dee Dee Simon perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Doors open at 6 p.m. Legion members $15, guests $20. Info: 903-276-4871.


Music Country USA Theater, 142 N. Elm St., New Boston, Texas, presents Lee Ann Womack at 8 p.m. Friday, March 29. Admission $35. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. UPCOMING: Asleep At The Wheel perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Admission $35. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Info: 903-628-0129 or 903-490-6584.



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 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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