(Deadline is 10 a.m. Tuesday. Entries should be emailed to [email protected])
The 68th Annual Cherokee National Holiday will be a "virtual Holiday" for 2020. The year's theme is "We the People of the Cherokee Nation: Celebrating Tribal Sovereignty." A full list of virtual events will be posted soon. Info: holiday.cherokee.org or 918-822-2427.
Texas A&M Agrilife presents a virtual tour of the 2020 East Texas Horticultural Field Day. Videos are available at https://flowers.tamu.edu/field-day/
The Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau annouces the launch of a new website promoting Black-owned food businesses in Caddo and Bossier parishes. Owners or managers of Black-owned food businesses can request a listing at no charge at Shreveport-Bossier.org. Info: ShreveportBlackRestaurants.com.
Magic Springs Theme & Water Park, Hot Springs, Ark., has an array of special events for the coming season, including Mermaid Mondays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. by the Wave Pool; Dive-In Movie today; and Cooler Sundays, where guests can bring a cooler packed with food and drink into the park, minus alcoholic beverages or glass. ALSO: a series of upcoming concerts includes Skillet with special guest Ledger on Saturday, Crowder on Aug. 1 and Lee Brice on Aug. 8. Info: MagicSprings.com.
The 15th annual Songwriters on the Edge of Texas Concert & Golf Tournament benefitting CASA for Children will be held Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 at Northridge Country Club, along with the Tiny House Reveal Party at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 at Twisted Fork restaurant.
Texarkana Symphony Orchestra presents "Happy Birthday, Ludwig!" celebrating Beethoven's 250th birthday, on Nov. 7 at the Perot Theatre. For ticket information call 870-773-3401.
The 11th annual Jeans & Bling 2.0 fundraising event is at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Texarkana Convention Center. For information, visit hospiceoftexarkana.org or call Leigh Davis at 903-794-4263.
The 6th Annual Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival will be held Oct. 10. Sponsorships, vendor booths and ticket purchases will be honored at this rescheduled event.
Music City Texas Theater, 108 Legion St., Linden, Texas, has scheduled the Gene Watson show for Oct. 31. Ticket refunds available.
Museums & History
Texarkana Museum Systems properties are open with the exception of Discovery Place. Info: 903-793-4831.
The Regional Arts Center is open with reduced hours from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, 1100 North St., Little Rock, offers a digital tour of T.R. Pugh Memorial Park, aka The Old Mill, online at https://www.facebook.com/ARHistoricPreservation. Info: ArkansasPreservation.com.
Mid-America Science Museum, 500 Mid America Blvd, Hot Springs, Ark., has reopened with social distancing measures in place. The newest exhibit is "Bionic Me.". Info: midamericamuseum.org.
Cancellations & Postponements
TEDxUAHT at the University of Arkansas Hempstead Hall, Hope, Ark., has been postponed indefinitely. Info: 870-722-8565, [email protected] or tedxuaht.com or facebook.com/TEDxUAHT.
New Boston 50th Annual Pioneer Days has been canceled. Vendors who have turned in payments may contact the Chamber offices for a refund. Info: facebook.com/NewBostonPioneerDaysFestival.
35th Anniversary King Biscuit Blues Festival has been postponed to October of 2021. 2020 ticket holders may roll over tickets, receive a refund, or donate ticket money to help sustain King Biscuit operations. Info: kingbiscuitfestival.com or [email protected]
Perot Museum of Nature and Science, 2201 N. Field St., Dallas, has paused plans to reopen. Info: perotmuseum.org.
The 2020 Dragon Boat Festival hosted by HandsOn Texarkana has been canceled. The 2021 event is currently scheduled for May 22, 2021.
The Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce board has canceled the 44th annual Hope Watermelon Festival.
Party with Picassos "Roaring '20s Style" and accompanying events have been canceled for 2020. The next Picassos event is scheduled for March 27, 2021.
Friends of the (Texarkana) Library bookstore remains closed until further notice.
Border Lows Camping Club has canceled all group campouts until further notice.