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Friends of the (Texarkana) Library has a book sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 320 W. Broad St. Mysteries and biographies are half-price.


Old Washington Vintage Dancers hosts a Fall Ball from 7 p.m. to around 10 p.m. Saturday at the WPA Gym, Washington, Ark. No dance experience required. 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 [email protected]


United Way of Greater Texarkana will have its community wide rummage sale on Saturday at Williams Memorial United Methodist Church, 4000 Moores Lane. Donations being accepted through Oct. 11. Items not sold will be donated to other charities. Info:


1894 City Market, at the corner of Front and Olive streets in downtown Texarkana, has the Grimm Fairytale Costume Contest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Featured artist Amily Miori performs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Vendor booths are available for free, $10, or $20 at street level, $20 at the dock, and $40 inside with air conditioning, with $20 for electricity and $25 for a canopy rental. Info: 870-772-5026 or


The first ever HARK Festival, a day-long festival and student competition, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at LSU Shreveport. Held in conjunction with Pioneer Heritage Center's Open Day. All students are eligible to participate for cash prizes in each age group by submitting projects ranging from essays and photographs to recipes, original songs and more. Submissions may be submitted through 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Info:


Championship Wrestling of Arkansas presents "Lloyd's Rumble" at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hot Springs Convention Center, Hall D. The featured guests include Marcus "Buff" Bagwell, "The LVR Boy" Matt Riviera, "The Pope" Elijah Burke, "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson, "Cowboy" Bob Orton and several Arkansas native wrestlers. Info and tickets: 479-518-5205 or


Texarkana College hosts the "Autumn in Paris" choir program at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Texas A&M University Center Third Floor Tri-State Iron & Metal Atrium. Admission is free, donations accepted; a TC Student Recital at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the Stilwell Humanities Music Hall, admission free; and TC Music and Movies "Mozart's Requiem" directed by John Eliot Gardiner and performed on period instruments, at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in the Stilwell Humanities Music Hall, admission free.


Front Street Food Fest will be serving following the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at 400 E. Front St., Texarkana, Ark. Food truck vendors and local farmers will have food and fresh produce to offer. Info: [email protected] and Golden Treasure Hunt registration at noon and 3 p.m. Cash and prizes.


Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia, Ark., presents a free fall concert featuring JB and the Moonshine Band at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the SAU Alumni Center. Doors open at 7 p.m. Info: 870-235-4925.


Perot Theatre, 221 W. Main St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts "The Rescue Story Tour" featuring Zach Williams with special guest Josh Baldwin at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. Tickets $25 and $45, or $100 VIP. Tickets available at 903-792-4992. Info:


Fairview United Methodist Church, 16th & Laurel St., presents its 2019 annual country store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. A $5 soup lunch will be served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Handmade crafts, bake sale, and handmade quilt give-a-way.


Murphy USA and Main Street El Dorado presents Smoke on the Square Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 26, in downtown El Dorado, Ark. There are grilling competitions with $20,000 in prizes, free outdoor concerts featuring White Mustang Band, Anna Benson of Moonshine Mafia, Journey tribute band Escape and Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band The Breeze, with a $25 VIP experience available, as well as a fun zone, children and pets costume contests, pie-eating contests, bake-off, and more. Info: 870-862-4747 or


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 from Saturday through Oct. 28. Attractions available for all ages. Admission before tax is $29.99 for adults, $24.99 for children and seniors, and season passes are $79.99 plus tax. Info:


Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, 2705 Central Ave, Hot Springs, Ark., has its annual Halloween Monster Mash party from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, with a $1,500 costume contest. Info: 501-623-4411 or


Historic Washington State Park, Washington, Ark., hosts a Civil War School Day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and a Civil War Weekend from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Nov. 3. Living history reenactors perform with skirmishes at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children plus tax. Info: 870-983-2684, [email protected], or


Arts and Ends

Arkansas Arts Council is seeking Arkansas high schools interested in participating in Poetry Out Loud, a statewide poetry recitation competition. Schools must register by Nov. 1. Competitions take place at the individual school level through fall and culminate in state-level competition on March 14 with the state champion having the opportunity to compete in a national competition for $20,000. It is open to public, charter, private and home schools, students must be in grades ninth through 12th. Info: 501-324-9769 or


1894 Gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Ark., hosts Heritage Heart & Arts Annual Art Show from Oct. 26 through Nov. 30. A reception is 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. ALSO: A fall exhibit featuring artist Amily Miori is on display through Nov. 30. Group tours welcome, call to schedule. Info: 870-330-5003.


Four States Art Club and Linda Larey host a 2-day watercolor workshop at Southwest Center in Texarkana, Texas, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Call 903-824-8152 for more information.


The Southwest Arkansas Arts Council presents "Connections" featuring paintings from nine artists. The exhibit runs through today and the gallery is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Info: 870-777-8200.


Jeannie Knod Edwards art exhibit continues at the Texas A&M University-Texarkana library on the third floor of University Center, 7101 University Ave. through Friday, Nov. 1.


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 hosts Dr. John Tennison presenting "Before They Were The Razorbacks" about the rivalry between Arkansas High School and the University of Arkansas, on Saturday at the P.J. Ahern Home, 403 Laurel St., Texarkana, Ark. Refreshments will be served, reservations are encouraged due to limited space. Info: 903-793-4831 or


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.


DeKalb Williams House Museum, 303 E. Front St., DeKalb, Texas, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Museum hosts memorabilia and artifacts depicting Bowie County life through the generations.



Fat Jack's Oyster Bar, State Line Avenue, Texarkana, hosts Trophy Husband today, Moss Brothers Band on Saturday and Dave Almond on Thursday.


Maytag Opry, 908 W. 3rd St., Texarkana, Texas, home of live country music and dance, at 7 p.m. today will feature the Maytag Opry Band and guests Debby Jackson Burke, Jim Barron and Marvin Fisk.


Locked and Loaded 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.


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.


The American Legion Post 488, 1500 U.S. Highway 82, New Boston, Texas, hosts Durango at 8 p.m. Saturday. Cover $7. No smoking. Info: 903-628-3456.


Music City Texas Theater, 108 Legion St., Linden, Texas, presents T-Bone Walker Day , a fundraiser to bring the T-Bone Walker Festival back to Linden, with Whitey Johnson (Gary Nicholson) at 7:30 p.m. p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Tickets $40. Call ahead for a table if there are 6 or more in your party, number of tables limited. UPCOMING: The Randy Rogers Band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. Tickets $40, reserved seating. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Info: 903-756-9934 or


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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