(Deadline is 10 a.m. Tuesday. Entries should be emailed to [email protected])
The Four States Fair Carnival on the Midway runs through Sunday at the Four States Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds open at 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. on the weekend. Events include the rodeo Friday and Saturday. Live music, rides, fair food and more. Info: fourstatesfair.com.
The 1894 Gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Second Saturday Trade Days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. New vendors, dressmaker shop, woodworkers, Mission Texarkana, a style show at 1:30 p.m. and more.
A Bridal Fair will be held at The Sportsplex by Healthcare Express on Sunday, April 18. See related story on this page. Info: thesportsplexbyhce.com/bridal-fair.
The Dallas/Forth Worth Scarborough Renaissance Festival celebrates its 40th season beginning Saturday and running every weekend through May 31. CDC guidelines are in effect, including temperature checks, mask requirements, social distancing, etc. There will be live performers, Artisan Shoppes, a Parakeet Aviary and more activities. Info: SRFestival.com.
Party with Picassos "Roaring '20s Style" and accompanying events are now an online auction with art on display at the Regional Arts Center. There will be an opening reception April 17 with the exhibit and online auction running April 17-24.
Jefferson (Texas) Opera House Theatre Players hosts "Chocolate Sunday" on Sunday, April 18 at the Hotel Jefferson. Entry blanks are available on the website for cooks and chefs to bring in their best chocolate dish by 1 p.m. for judging between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., A separate judging is available for children's entries up to age 12. Those who donate $12 or more can be entertained by specialty music acts, including Lisa Daye and Rockin' Riley Cox. ALSO: Auditions for two upcoming productions will be held at 2 p.m. on weekends, April 17—18 and April 24—25. Audition sheets are required, and singers may use CD instrumental music without vocals or audition a cappella. Roles needed include an senior man and woman, 60-70, a middle-aged man of 30-40, and a young man who portrays ages 12 to 30. Info: 903-665-8243 or jeffersonoperahousetheatreplayers.com.
The Delta Roots Music Festival, Helena, Ark., is scheduled for April 24.
The 6th Annual Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 1 at Spring Lake Park. Proceeds benefit Alzheimer's Alliance Tri-State Area and Our Place Respite Care Center. Info: 903-223-8021, [email protected] or texarkanawinefestival.com.
The 2020 Dragon Boat Festival hosted by HandsOn Texarkana is scheduled for May 22.
Applications for the next Songbook South High School Vocal Competition: Great American Songbook Edition 2021, are being accepted through June 30 via GetAcceptd.com. Mentors and trainers include Broadway star/voiceover artist Naz Edwards and jazz pianist Daryl Kojak.
The Jeans & Bling 2.0 fundraising event has been scheduled for Oct. 2. For information, visit hospiceoftexarkana.org or call Leigh Davis at 903-794-4263.
Texarkana Regional Chorus is offering a tour to New York City featuring Texarkana's own Marc-Andre Bougie on the Carnegie Hall stage in March 2022. The trip may be joined as a performer or non-performer, with residency packages for groups. Info: 903-276-7139.
Museums & History
The Regional Arts Center is open with reduced hours from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.
Historic Washington State Park presents the exhibit "Territorial Arkansas: The Wild West Frontier" through May 31, at the 1874 Courthouse Visitor Center. The museum is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Masks are required to enter park buildings. The Williams Tavern Restaurant is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Info: 870-983-2684 or historicwashingtonstatepark.com.
Museum of the Red River, Idabel, Okla., hosts a Contemporary Caddo Art Exhibition through May 23, featuring artists and craftspersons of Caddoan heritage. Info: museumoftheredriver.org.
The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, has a spring festival ongoing until Sunday. Masks are required. Free entry to the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden is available throughout the year on designated dates. ALSO: Cool Thursdays Spring Concert Series has performances continuing through July. Performers and further dates are listed online. Info: 214-515-6500 or dallasarboretum.org.
Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, 1100 North St., Little Rock, offers their virtual Sandwiching in History Tours online at YouTube.com/arkansaspreservation. Historic site tours include the Baring Cross Bridge, the Foster Robinsin House and Toltec Mounds State Park. Info: ArkansasPreservation.com.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science operates Fridays through Sundays. Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase timed-entry tickets on sale in advance at perotmuseum.org. The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. Visit perotmuseum.org or call 214-428-5555.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth, Texas, has moved to hybrid programming with continued in-person learning opportunities and digital experiences. Info: fortworthmuseum.org.
Mid-America Science Museum, 500 Mid America Blvd, Hot Springs, Arkansas, has summer camp programs for ages 6-12 beginning on June 21 and carrying on through August 6. Information is available online at midamericamuseum.org.
Arts & Ends
The 1894 Gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, features the exhibit "Glory Be," an inspirational faith-based exhibit, through the end of April. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Cancellations & Postponements
Discovery Place Children's Museum, 215 Pine St., Texarkana, Texas, in conjunction with Healthcare Express, has canceled "A Saturday Morning in 1971" which was to be held Saturday. Info: 903-793-4831 or [email protected]
Crossties Event & Wedding Venue's Bridal Expo has been postponed until Aug. 21. Info: https://www.crosstiestexarkana.com/event-details/bridal-expo-21.
Friends of the (Texarkana) Library bookstore remains closed until further notice.
Border Lows Camping Club has canceled all group campouts until further notice.