(Deadline is 10 a.m. Tuesday. Entries should be emailed to [email protected])
Southwest Center, 3222 W. 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, offers piano lessons with instructor Donna Cardenas from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays for ages 6-12. Registration is available by calling the center. Info: 903-798-3978.
Early registration is ongoing for the 9th Annual Ark-La-Tex Challenge, a cyclist marathon benefitting Texarkana Resources, on April 3. Route lengths are 22 miles up to 70 miles, with a zero mile Spirit Rider route to support the cause. Info: arklatexchallenge.com.
Party with Picassos "Roaring '20s Style" and accompanying events are scheduled for March 27.
The Delta Roots Music Festival, Helena, Ark., is scheduled for April 24.
The Dragon Boat Festival hosted by HandsOn Texarkana is scheduled for May 22.
35th Anniversary King Biscuit Blues Festival has been rescheduled to October. 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]
Museums & History
Texarkana Museums System 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. Thursdays through Saturdays.
Historic Washington State Park presets exhibit "The Faces of Washington" through March 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.
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.
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science has reopened with new public-health protocols and reduced hours and occupancy. The Museum operates Fridays through Sundays. Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase timed-entry tickets now 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 restructured its offerings to support local health officials' continued caution regarding COVID-19 infection. The museum has moved to hybrid programming through the winter with continued in-person learning opportunities and digital experiences. ALSO: the museum will open a high-tech exhibit. "The Current Science Studio" in spring 2021, linking science with current events like the upcoming Mars rover landing, tracking hurricanes, or marking Covid-19 cases worldwide. Info: fortworthmuseum.org.
Mid-America Science Museum, 500 Mid America Blvd, Hot Springs, Arkansas, has reopened with social distancing measures in place. The newest exhibit is "Bionic Me." Info: midamericamuseum.org.
Cancellations & Postponements
The Run The Line half-marathon set for Feb. 2021 has been canceled.
The Texarkana Cotillion Club has postponed the 2020 Debutante Ball.
The 6th Annual Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival has been canceled. Info: [email protected] or texarkanawinefestival.com.
The 11th annual Jeans & Bling 2.0 fundraising event was canceled for 2020. For information, visit hospiceoftexarkana.org or call Leigh Davis at 903-794-4263.
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.
Friends of the (Texarkana) Library bookstore remains closed until further notice.
Border Lows Camping Club has canceled all group campouts until further notice.