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May 12, 2022 at 2:56 p.m.

(Deadline is 10 a.m. Tuesday. Entries should be emailed to [email protected] or [email protected])


The Friends of the Library Texarkana Public Library Book Sale is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Classics, biographies and books by David Baldacci are half-price.

Habitat for Humanity has "Diamonds for Doorways" at 7 p.m. today at Silvermoon on Broad, 217 W. Broad St., Texarkana, Texas. There is a silent auction, raffle, casino night, a chance to win jewelry donated by Crocker's Jewelers, the Nail A Stud Competition and heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Tickets are $100 per person and available at Info: 903-832-1746 or [email protected]

TexRep presents "Something Rotten!" a new musical, at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, at Stilwell Theater on Texarkana College campus. Admission is free for members, or $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, or $5 for Texarkana College students. Info: 903-831-7827 or

TEXAR presents "Local Bands, Local Brews, Local Bites" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday in front of the Historic Perot Theatre. Live music featuring Dave Howe and the Howelers, with drinks and food available at Pecan Point. Bring a lawn chair.

The Arkansas Arabian Horse Show is Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22, at the Four States Fairgrounds. Info:

Texarkana Victory Riders No. 410 presents Bike Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Reggie's Burgers, Dogs & Fries, 3200 N. State Line, Texarkana, Arkansas. Games, music, food and prizes for all ages.

Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk is held beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, May 20, Saturday, May 21, Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28, all meeting at Kress Gap, 116 W. Broad St., Texarkana, Texas. Tickets available at Eventbrite for $15 each, with a discount for groups of 10 or more. Info:

All In For Autism presents a 5K and Fun Run, Auto and Motorcycle Show and Cornhole tournament on Saturday, May 21 in downtown Texarkana. Registration for the fun run and 5K is at The auto show has a $30 entrance fee, with a variety of categories, and set-up from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Info:

Myrtle Springs Baptist Church, 555 CR 2111, Hooks, Texas, hosts its second annual Operation Christmas Child Car Show on Saturday, May 21. Categories are Classic Top 20 (1997 and older) and Future Classic Top 20 (1998 and newer). Registration is $20 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with free lunch provided. Info: 903-547-6256.

The Rondo Cemetery Association has its third annual Historical Rondo Cemetery Celebration Day at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Rondo Cemetery, McClure Road, Texarkana, Arkansas. Hamburger lunches with chips and drink eill be served beginning at 11 a.m. for nominal cost. Proceeds go to the RCA for care and upkeep.

Thrive Yoga and Wellness, 2916 Pleasant Grove Road, Texarkana, Texas, hosts "Cacao and Yoga" at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Info: 903-224-5684 or

Peak Fighting 19, an MMA event, is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Texarkana Arkansas Convention Center, 5200 Convention Plaza Drive, Texarkana, Arkansas. Three fights will be presented for the U.S. Southeast division. Info:

Smokey and the Bandit 45th Anniversary Bandit Run Kick Off Texarkana to Atlanta is 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, beginning at Four States Auto Museum, 217 Laurel St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Music, vendors, 50/50 pot, grilled burgers and desserts, and a 4K TV raffle. Run participants entry fee, vendor spaces for $30. Info: [email protected]

The Talimena Rally Cruisin For St. Jude event is 8 a.m. Thursday, May 26, through 11 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Holiday Inn/Arkansas Convention Center, 5200 Convention Plaza Drive, Texarkana, Arkansas. Tickets are $80 before May 1, and $100 after, with $20 tickets to just attend at night. Info: 903-276-6884.

The SWARHS Rodeo Finals begin Friday, May 27, and go through Tuesday, May 31, at Four States Fairgrounds. Info:

67 Landing, 8400 West 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts "Girls Night Out The Show" from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28. Very limited VIP tickets available with front row seats, souvenir swag bag and meet and greet following the show. Ages 21 and up only, doors open at 7 p.m.

The 15th Annual Runnin' WJ Barrel Race is Friday, June 10, through Sunday, June 12, at Four States Fairgrounds. Exhibitions Tuesday, June 7, through Thursday, June 9, and a warm-up race begins Friday, June 10. Multiple events and races occuring. Info: or

The Texarkana Annual Dragon Boat Festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Bringle Lake Park. Teams of 20 race across the lake for the Golden Gator Trophy. Sponsorships, vendor booths, and team registration available at 903-798-3211 or [email protected]

Revolution Dance Center presents its 2022 recital "Disney Magic" from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Sullivan Performing Arts Center, 3941 Summerhill Road, Texarkana, Texas. Info: 903-701-1827.

Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts a third annual "Denim and Diamonds Daddy Daughter Dance" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 17. Info: or

The Fouke Monster Festival begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at the Fouke Community Center, 210 E. Redcut Road, Fouke, Arkansas. Bigfoot presentations, tours, appearances by movie actors and more. Info:

Texarkana Reptile Expo Show Me Reptile Show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Four States Fairgrounds. Admission is 9 a.m. for VIP tickets and 10 a.m. for general admission, with tickets available on Info:

The Silvermoon on Broad, 217 West Broad St., Texarkana, Texas, has opened registration for Kids Summer MiniShows for "The Claw," "Under The Sea," and "Mamma Mia!" Registration is at


Redbone Magic Brewery, 1304 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas, has T-Town 5 at 7 p.m. today. Info: 903-306-0822.

67 Landing, 8400 W. 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, has Alex & Liv today, Dusty Rose Band on Saturday, and Wade Bowen on Friday, May 20. Info: or

Fat Jack's, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Hudson Street Live at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Info: 870-774-JACK.

The Hideout, 311 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Relentless at 9 p.m. today, $10 cover; DJ Chum Chum at 9 p.m. Saturday; Heather Linn & The Deacons at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 21; and country style acoustic music with Alex & Liv at 9 p.m. Friday, June 3. Info: 870-330-4165 and

Museums & History

Museum of Regional History, 219 Stateline Avenue, Texarkana, Texas, has "A Cycle Through: Public Art" downtown bike tours from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Friday through May 20. Info: (903) 793-4831 or

Ace of Clubs House, 420 Pine St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts a Downtown Photo Walk at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Bring your own camera and wear walking shoes. Admission $10. Info: 903-793-4831, [email protected], or

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science operates from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and is closed Tuesday. Member-only access available from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday. Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase timed-entry tickets on sale in advance at The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. Visit or call 214-428-5555.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth, Texas, hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Current public healthy and safety guidelines will be upheld. All museum systems are open except The Omni Theater. Info:

Arts & Ends

The 1894 Gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Downtown Live today, including the opening of Ashley Autrey's "Searching for Center" exhibit and Feature artist Abigail Elliott's Photography exhibit, with a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. ALSO: Local art teachers wishing to participate in the Local Art Teacher Exhibit should contact the gallery and bring work by before 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Info: 870-330-5003 or

TRAHC has the 29th Annual Student Juried Exhibit through June 15. UPCOMING: Tammy Harrington speaking on the art of printmaking and paper cutting, including how to infuse your heritage into the art you create, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Regional Arts Center. Info: AND: Jes Weiner speaking on Murals vs. Small Works and the business model and process of being a traveling artist and the work of creating murals for buildings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16. Current gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free, with tours available by appointment. Info:

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