Louisiana’s Orthopedic & Spine Center will present a free educational seminar on Mako Robotic Joint Replacement at 12 Noon at the Hilton Garden Inn-Convention Center in Texarkana, featuring Dr. Chase Lobrano. Lunch will be served, and seating is limited. To reserve your spot, email: dware@spechosp. com or call 318-213-3356.
After working hard all month long at the Texarkana Museums System learning and immersing yourself in the world of Harry Potter, enjoy a House Awards Ceremony at the historic Ahern House from 1-3 p.m. Awards, activities and snacks will round out this event. Call 903-793-4831 for more information.
In continuing the theme of Harry Potter Month, the Ace of Clubs and the Texarkana Museums System will be creating (and learning about) wands. A quick trip along the lawn of the historic Ace of Clubs home, and you’ll have your base for your wand. Decorations and your own special touches will make your wand your own creation. Activities take place from 1-3 p.m. Call 903- 793-4831 for more information.
Harry Potter takes over July at the Texarkana Museums System in downtown. The second set of activities focuses on creating spells and potions and takes place from 1-3 p.m. at Discovery Place Interactive Museum. Call 903-793-4831 for more information.
The Texarkana Museums System’s Month of Harry Potter kicks off with Sorting Day from 1-3 p.m. at the Museum of Regional History. Team up with others and have the opportunity throughout the month to play online and at each of the museums. Call 903-793-4831 for more information.
Texarkana Fallen Bikers Memorial Wall nonprofit organization will host its third annual benefit fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Front Street Festival Plaza in downtown Texarkana, Arkansas. A day of fun, music and food will include a poker run, car and motorcycle show, live auction, vendors and concession stands, BBQ plats, live music by the Dusty Rose Band and friends, bounce houses and activities, and a 5K/10K Run for the Wall. For more information, call Darlene at 903-293-9037.
LifeNet Air will celebrate their 35th Anniversary with a party from 4- 6 p.m. at Northridge Country Club. The event is free to the public and will feature hors d’oeuvres and a fly-in of the helicopter. The first 200 people to attend will receive a commemorative lapel pin. Former patients who flew on the helicopter are encouraged to RSVP by calling 903-556- 0301. For more information, visit: www.LifeNetEMS.org/LNA35.
A scavenger hunt for everyday objects will be held at the Ace of Clubs House from 2:30-3:30 p.m. You’ll get the chance to hunt for kitchen tools, households items, and other items ranging from the early days of the home. Call 903-793-4831 for more details on tickets.
CHRISTUS St. Michael Health & Fitness Center and Team Texarkana will host the third annual Twin Cities Kids Triathlon beginning at 9 a.m. at the Health & Fitness Center. The event includes an outdoor swim in the CHRISTUS St. Michael Health & Fitness Center Pool, a bicycle ride on Galleria Oaks, and a run on the Sister Damian Walking Trail. The race will consist of three different age groups with varying start times and distances. For additional information, please contact Lily Bennett at the CHRISTUS St. Michael Health & Fitness Center at 903-614-4441 or go online to: www.stmichaelfitness.com.
The Kennel Club of Texarkana Incorporated will host the 2018 AKC All-Breed Dog Show at the Four States Fairgrounds. Around 1,000 dogs will be shown with over 120 different breeds. Vendors will offer a wide variety of dog products, and a concession stand will be available. Admission is free with $5 parking which covers both days. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. For more information, call: 903-278-8622.
A Leadership Texarkana Recruitment Social will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. at Twisted Fork. Hosted by the Leadership Texarkana Board, this event is a come and go social for individuals interested in applying for the Leadership Texarkana Class of 2018-19 and offers applicants a time to visit and learn more about the program from LT graduates. Call 903-792-0011 for more information.
Tinkering, arts, crafts, rediscovering trades of the past, and exploring technology of today all come together downtown for a one-day hands-on make and take event hosted by Discovery Place Children’s Museum, The Texarkana Museums System, and local businesses and civic organizations. Fun lasts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 903-793-4831 for more details on tickets and booths.
Discovery Place Children’s Museum will host its own version of the classic car show from 2-3 p.m. with children making their own cars to exhibit in any shape and color they choose. All contenders are asked to sign up at least one week in advance. Contact Jami Couch at 903-793-4831 for additional information.
The fourth annual Clay’s Golf and Guitar event will be held at Northridge Country Club. This year, the event will benefit The Salvation Army and a new Boys and Girls Club in Texarkana. Featured entertainment is The Fab5, a Beatles tribute band out of Houston, Texas. For information, please contact 903-277-0192.
Guest speaker and chef, Mark Anthony, will present a free dinner and message, “Cooking at its Funniest,” at 6 p.m. at 3100 Pleasant Grove Road in Texarkana, Texas. Chef Anthony has been on ABC, NBC, 3ABN, ESPN, and SmartLifestyle Worldwide television. For more information, call 903-831-4733.
The Four States Auto Museum will host the 13th annual Spring Car Show at 217 Laurel Street in downtown Texarkana. Registration will take place between 8-11 a.m. and entry fees are $25. There will be over 30 classes with three trophies given in each class. Call 903- 826-1250 for more information.
Eagle Impact for Texas A&M University-Texarkana will host its annual Hats & Horses: A Day at the Derby, from 4-7 p.m. at Northridge Country Club. Tickets will be $50 per person; $40 for Eagle Impact members; and $75 for membership/ticket combo. Proceeds will benefit Eagle Impact scholarships, athletics, and student life. For more information, contact Courtney Boeckmann at 903-223- 3057 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State Area will host its annual Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival at Spring Lake Park. Art, food, music and wine with selected wineries from across the state of Texas, unique merchants and vendors, a great selection of food vendors and live entertainment will be available for all to enjoy. For more information, visit: www. texarkanawinefestival.com.
First Choice Pregnancy Resource Center’s Walk/Run for Life will be held at Spring Lake Park. Registration for the 5K and 10K starts at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 7:30. The Kids’ 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8, and new this year is the Diaper Derby immediately following the Fun Run. The Walk starts at 9:30. Register using the drop down box on the “donate” button at www.firstchoiceprc.com or call 903-792-5735 for more information.
TexRep will present Shrek the Musical, based on the Dreamworks movie, during 7:30 p.m. performances on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. performances on Sundays. The musical will take place in the Stilwell Theatre on the Texarkana College campus. There will also be a Meet Shrek and Fiona event at 2 p.m. on May 5. Tickets are available online at: www.texrep.org.
Leadership Texarkana, in partnership with TISD and Texarkana College, will host Leadercast at the Sullivan Center on Summerhill Road. This one-day leadership event is broadcast live around the globe on May 4 to tens of thousands of leaders in communities like Texarkana. Discounts for groups and early birds. Buy tickets at www.leadershiptexarkana.com.