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Friends of the Texarkana Public Library bookstore will reopen from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 11, at 320 W. Broad St. in downtown Texarkana.

The 1894 Gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts Second Saturday Trade Days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Enjoy a downtown scavenger hunt.

Texarkana College, 2500 N Robison Road, Texarkana, Texas, hosts Kids' College for ages 7-12, beginning Monday through Thursday and June 14 through June 17, with morning sessions from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and afternoon sessions from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Each class lasts for one week and children may take two classes per day. Registration is available online at Info: 903-823-3270.

Hall-Miller Airport, Atlanta, Texas, presents "Bessie Coleman Fly-In: Girls Can Fly" celebrating 100 years since Bessie Coleman earned her international pilot license, on Saturday. Girls aged 13-19 can register to fly with a South Central Section Ninty-Nine woman pilot, with information available at The event is free to the public.

Fort Worth Opera announces the final performances of the 2020-2021 season, including the FWO performing at the Dallas Museum of Art on Saturday; "Sounds of Summertime" on Sunday at Trinity Metro Northside Station; and Juneteenth Jamboree at Tarrant County Courthouse on June 19. Info:

The Pioneer Days Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Taste of Caddo restaurant, 201 W. Austin St., Jefferson, Texas, to make plans for Old Pioneer Days during Labor Day weekend, including promotion for the Sons of the Pioneers musical group holding a concert on Sept. 6. Info: 903-665-8243 or

The Scholars present "Keeping History Alive" a Juneteenth celebration, from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Downtown Texarkana Front Street. There will be political and social rights speakers, a parade of professionals, food/craft vendors, 3-on-3 basketball, spades and domino tournaments, a video game truck and bouncy houses and live bands/performances. Vendor booth contacts are 903-556-6241 or 903-293-0436. Info: 903-244-1403 or

Crossties event venue, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has performers The Steel Woods on Saturday, July 10, in celebration of their new album "All of Your Stones."

Applications for the next Songbook South High School Vocal Competition: Great American Songbook Edition 2021, are being accepted through June 30 via Mentors and trainers include Broadway star/voiceover artist Naz Edwards and jazz pianist Daryl Kojak.

The Texarkana Museums System has "Mischief at the Museum: A Scooby-Doo Mystery Party" scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, July 31 at the PJ Ahern Home, 403 Laurel St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time and are available at Info: 903-793-4831.

Country music hitmaker Phil Vassar will headline the 45th Annual Hope Watermelon Festival at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at the CMC Stage inside Hope Fair Park. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale Thursday, with a special one-day "early bird" discounted general admission ticket at $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 4-10. Advanced general admission is $15 for adults, with day of show tickets $20, and children's tickets $6 on day of show. All reserved tickets are $40. Tickets are available at the Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or online at

Magic Springs Theme & Water Park, Hot Springs, Ark., presents its 2021 summer concert series every Saturday through Sept. 5. Concerts are included with either one-day part admission or season pass purchase. Daily admission is $59.99 for adults or $39.99 plus tax for children and seniors, with season passes at $69.99 with Gold Season Passes at $139.98 plus tax. Full concert line-up available online. Info:

The Jeans & Bling 2.0 fundraising event isscheduled for Oct. 2. For information, visit or call Leigh Davis at 903-794-4263.

Texarkana Regional Chorale 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.

Crossties Event and Wedding Venue's Bridal Expo is set for Aug. 21. Info:

Museums & History

The Regional Arts Center is open with reduced hours from noon to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

Ace of Clubs House, 420 Pine St., Texarkana, Texas, celebrates the Texarkana Museums System's 50th year at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19. A trivia event is open to teams of four for $15 or individuals for $5. All questions come from 1970s and pop culture. Registration available online. Info: 903-793-4831, [email protected], or

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, hosts stone sculptor Dominic Benhura from June 18 through June 27 during Zimsculpt, with Benhura giving daily talks at 2 p.n. each day. UPCOMING: a Father's Day Weekend featuring a car show, Zimsculpt featuring a collection of Zimbabwean stone sculptures, cooking demonstrations, live shows, and live music from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20. ALSO: A Fourth of July celebration runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 2, noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 3, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 4, with a variety of competitions and events. ALSO: Cool Thursdays Spring Concert Series has performances continuing through July. Performers and further dates are listed online. Info: 214-515-6500 or

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, 1100 North St., Little Rock, offers their virtual Sandwiching in History Tours online at Historic site tours include the Baring Cross Bridge, the Foster Robinsin House and Toltec Mounds State Park. Info:

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science operates Fridays through Sundays. The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. Visit or call 214-428-5555.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth, Texas, announces its public reopening on June 25. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Current public healthy and safety guidelines will be observed. All museum systems will reopen except The Omni Theater. Info:

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. ALSO: The exhibit "Crayons to Canvas" features the work of artist Hot Springs artist Longhua Xu creating art inspired by the drawings of his 6-year-old grandson, Han Xu. A museum members only preview is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, and open to the general public noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Info:

Arts & Ends

The 1894 Gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has a reception for feature artist Christopher Bachers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. 10% of sales will be donated to Main Street. ALSO: The gallery hosts Global Art Camp for pages 5 and up. Camps are sorted by age: ages 5-6 meet 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and ages 7-9 meet 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 13 through July 16; with ages 10-11 meeting 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and ages 12 and up meeting 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 20 through July 23. Cost is $125. Info: 870-330-5003. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

TRAHC presents an ArtWall Camp from June 22 through June 24 for children to create public artwork with professional muralist Darlene Taylor. First through fourth graders meet from 10 a.m. to noon, and fifth through eighth graders meet 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $65, scholarships available. Info: 903-792-8681.

Bossier Arts Council, 630 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City, Louisiana, is looking for local artists to fill gallery spaces. Accepted artists get a two month show. Spaces include East Bank Gallery and Emerging Artist Gallery. Deadline to apply is September 1. Info: 318-741-8310 or [email protected]

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