(Deadline is 10 a.m. Tuesday. Entries should be emailed to [email protected])
The 21st Annual Haynesville Celebration of Butterflies is Saturday at Claiborne Parish Fair Complex, 1563 Fairgrounds Drive, Haynesville, La. Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for children 6 to 18, and free for children under 6. Info: 318-624-0911, 318-624-1929 or haynesvillela.org.
Texarkana USA Genealogy Society meets from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Texarkana Public Library, 600 W 3rd St., Texarkana, Texas. The subject is The Wavell Colony and A.G. Wavell and is open to the public.
Hempstead County Historical Society holds a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Presbyterian Church, Washington, Ark. The speaker will be David Ware, Historian of the Arkansas State Capitol Building, Little Rock, on his book "It's Official: The Real Stories Behind Arkansas' State Symbols." Info: 870-703-8256 or [email protected]
Historic Washington State Park, Washington, Ark., hosts 2019 Frontier Days for homeschools from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. Admission is $5.50 per person plus tax. Students experience daily life activities common in pioneer times. Info: 870-983-2684, [email protected], or HistoricWashingtonStatePark.com.
Texarkana College hosts "The Conlon Nancarrow Conference for New Music" opening session from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Stilwell Humanities Music Hall, $10 suggested donation for both days; TC Music and Movies "Big Bangs of Music: Notation" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in the Stilwell Humanities Music Hall, admission free; and "Autumn in Paris" choir program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Texas A&M University Center Third Floor Tri-State Iron & Metal Atrium. Admission is free, donations accepted.
The P.J. Ahern Home, 403 Laurel St. in Texarkana, hosts a recipe exchange from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Admission is $5 plus recipes to share. The Museum System provides dishes made from vintage recipes for guests to sample, with blank recipe cards provided. Register by Sept. 27 to be entered to win a door prize. Info: 903-793-4831 or [email protected]
The Arkansas Municipal Auditorium Commission hosts a concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, to raise funds to help restore the historic building. Headlining the performance will be Chuck Hancock, Roy Morris and Barbara Fairchild, who is best known for "The Teddy Bear Song" she recorded in 1972. VIP seating $30, general admission $20. For ticket information call Carl Teel at 903-277-2078. Morris, Fairchild's husband, performs in the "Statler Bros. Revisited" show in Branson, Missouri. Hancock is a Nashville recording artist with a dozen hits.
Magic Springs Theme & Water Park, Hot Springs, Ark., hosts "Magic Screams" from noon to 11 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 9 p.m. Sundays from Sept. 28 through Oct. 28. Attractions available for all ages. Admission before tax $29.99 for adults, $24.99 for children and seniors, and season passes $79.99 plus tax. Info: MagicSprings.com/magicscreams.php.
Junkfest, South Arkansas's biggest garage sale, will be held Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, in Bradley, Ark. Fee is $25 for a 10x10 space for the entire weekend. Hook-ups for RVs, campers, etc., are an extra $10. Admission is free. Info: 870-894-3935 or [email protected]
Texarkana Moose Lodge, 415 South Robinson Road, hosts a Fall Fest Car and Bike Show from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Pre-registration is $20, and $25 at the gate from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Judging is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors are wanted. Info: [email protected]
The fourth annual Goat Festival is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at City Park, Recreation Drive, Perryville, Ark. Events include a soap making demonstration, family friendly live entertainment, and goat yoga. Owners are invited to enter goats in the parade, costume contest and "Nannies at Night" a goat lingerie show. Info: arkansasgoatfestival.com.
TEXxUAHT is seeking speakers and performers for an event in April. Tryouts are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, and Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the University of Arkansas Hope Rapert Library. Info: 870-722-8565 or [email protected]
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, Oct. 12. 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 1894citymarket.com.
The first ever HARK Festival, a day-long festival and student competition, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 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: harkfestival.com.
Championship Wrestling of Arkansas presents "Lloyd's Rumble" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 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 cwatix.com.
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: trahc.org/perot-theatre.
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 mainstreeteldorado.org.
Arts and Ends
Four States Art Club hosts an oil painting workshop with Bob Snider of Little Rock on Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12. Info: 903-824-8152.
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
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, State Line Avenue, Texarkana, hosts Nick Brumley today, Lee Mathis & the Brutally Handsome on Saturday, and Heather Linn 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 Linda Warrick, Blind Uncle Keith and Jim Barron.
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 Gas Light Club, 800 N Main St., Hope, Ark., has Fred Searcy's My Kind of Country from 10 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. $6 at the door.
Music City Texas Theater, 108 Legion St., Linden, Texas, presents T-Bone Walker Day 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. Info: 903-756-9934 or musiccitytexas.org.
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.