Music Month continues at the Ace of Clubs House. Step back into the 1900s and allow different rooms of the home to highlight how various instruments have evolved throughout time. Admission is $5 per person, and refreshments will be served. Register at www.texarkanamuseums.org/ events or call 903-793-4831.
Pleasant Grove ISD will host Kindergarten Adventure from 5-6:30 p.m. at the PG Elementary School. Meet the teacher and visit the classrooms and see firsthand what it is like to be a part of Hawk Nation Visit: www.pgisd. net or call 903-838-0528 for more information.
Brother’s Keepers Motorcycle Club, a group of active and retired firefighters, volunteer firefighters, and EMS personnel will host the Ark-La-Tex Burn Run. A Biker Bash will be held from 7-11 p.m. at the Texas Elks Lodge on Friday, and the Burn Run will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Spring Lake Park on Saturday. Proceeds from this event will benefit Watersprings Ranch and The Burn Foundation Camp, I’m Still Me. For more information, contact Hilary Bayless at: hbayless74@gmail. com or call 903-306-9232.
The Regional Music Heritage Center announces the recipients of dual Lifetime Achievement Awards and the Young Musician Award, which will be bestowed during a two-day event scheduled for March 29-30, 2019. Ragtime to Rockabilly will fuse very important eras during which the careers of young talent were forged. Certainly, Scott Joplin, King of Ragtime, was the first to get noticed, and his music and influence will be obvious as Friday night’s event showcases ragtime, jazz, and rockabilly.
If you were among the thousands who thrived on the fresh talent that came to the AMA during the 50’s, the Saturday event, Rockabilly Comes Home, is going to really “take you back” to ignite some great memories. “Rafael Espinoza and Rockabilly Railroad” will cover such rock-and-roll greats as Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, and The King, Elvis Presley, in addition to their own rock and blues stylings.
If you were in the audience at the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium to hear these rockabilly icons, you likely also heard a frequent opening act, “Pat Cupp and the Flying Saucers.” “Long Gone Daddy” was their radio hit. When Pat returned from military service, trumpeter Jimmie Allen joined him in a group called “The Variables”. He also played with Jerry Loveall, Rule Beasley, and with big bands on the West Coast. Jimmy is still blowing, even today, and can be heard at dinner spots around town. Pat Cupp and Jimmy Allen are both going to be recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Regional Music Heritage Center, and they will resurrect their favorites at the March 30th event.
At the same event the Young Musician Award, which recognizes promising talent with roots in the Texarkana area, will be given to Stephanie Rice, popular candidate on THE VOICE in a recent season
The two-day, two-venue event will offer the public opportunity to meet the performers and hear their music. The Friday night gala at Silvermoon on Broad will feature a performance by West Coast jazz and ragtime singer, Joyce Grant, who is the great, great grand-niece of Scott Joplin. She will appear with jazz trio Three of a Kind. Also on the bill are Stephanie Rice, the Scott Joplin Ragtime Piano Competition winner, and a couple of surprises. The Saturday event promises a rocking good time for pre-show entertainment at the Arkansas Municipal Auditorium.
Vintage cars, hamburger/hotdog/cotton candy food trucks, root beer floats, hula hoop contests, 50’s costume contest and outdoor music will set the mood for the Rockabilly concert and awards show inside the AMA at 7:00. TicketLeap.com is the source for tickets to both events. Search Regional Music Heritage Center (RMHC) or Ragtime to Rockabilly.
Kickball Tournament will be held at Karrh Park with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the first game at 9:30. Activities will include concessions, bounce houses and vendors all day long. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State Area and Friends for a Cause. Call Suki O’Neal at 903-278-8867 to register or e-mail: ffacfoundation2014@ gmail.com.
To end Music Month, “ Shake - Rattle - Roll and Electrify!” will be held at Discovery Place Interactive Museum. Celebrate the addition of new songs to the dual coil musical Tesla machines and watch documentaries about inventor Nikola Tesla. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $5 per person; TMS members are free. Register at www. texarkanamuseums.org/events or call 903- 793-4831.
The Ark-La-Tex Challenge Charity Bike Ride will be held at Liberty-Eylau High School. The adult ride starts at 9 a.m. with the kids ride following at 9:30 a.m. The event will benefit Texarkana Resources for the Disabled, Inc. For more information and to register, visit: www. arklatexchallenge.com.
Cigars, Tinis, & Tunes will kick off at 7 p.m. at Silver Star Smokehouse and feature live entertainment by 2Pianos. Tickets are $50 and include food, martinis, cigars and entertainment. Tickets may be obtained at the door or at the Randy Sams Outreach Shelter. They are also available online at: www.eventbrite.com. Proceeds from the event benefit the Randy Sams Outreach Shelter, Inc.
Join the Texarkana Museums System at the Historic P.J. Ahern Home to celebrate Music Month. Students from the ukulele class and the recorder class will showcase their efforts during this recital. Admission is $5 per person, and refreshments will be served. Register at www.texarkanamuseums.org/events or call 903-793-4831.
The Alzheimer’s Association, Dallas & Northeast Texas Chapter, and community partner, Texarkana College, will host an Alzheimer’s Community Forum from 3:30-5 p.m. in Levi Hall at Texarkana College. Join residents, community leaders, and health care experts for this interactive discussion to better understand the community’s needs and to address support for Texarkana residents. Registration is required. Register at www.alz.org/dallasnetexas or call 800- 272-3900.
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will host its annual Gladys Morriss Stone
Soup Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Cabe Center at First United Methodist Church, located at 400 East 6th Street in Texarkana, Arkansas. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any Women’s Auxiliary member, at the Salvation Army Administration Office and/or at the event itself. The menu includes taco soup, salad, garlic bread, dessert and tea or coffee. Proceeds from this event will help sponsor underprivileged children at The Salvation Army summer camp.
The Jonquil Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Historic Washington State Park. This three-day festival heralds the arrival of spring in Southwest Arkansas as thousands of jonquils welcome craftspeople, entertainers,
and visitors to the town of Historic Washington. For more information, visit: www.arkansasstateparks.com/events/ jonquil-festival or call 870-983-2684.
The second annual Gatsby Gala will be held at 7 p.m. at Silvermoon on Broad. Enjoy jazz music, prizes, auctions, and contests. Dress the part in roaring ’20s attire and sample hors d’oeuvres by Benchmark. Sponsored by the Texarkana Museums System, tickets for this event are $60 for non-members; $55 for TMS members. Proceeds will bene t the Ace of Clubs House restoration projects. For information, visit: www.texarkanamuseums.org/events.
The 2019 Home & Garden Show will be held at the Four States Fairgrounds. Join the Home Builders Association of Texarkana and local vendors to get ready for that spring home project. Tickets are $5 per person with kids under 15 admitted free. Call 903-223-0422 for information.
Music Month continues at Discovery Place Interactive Museum with recorder lessons from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instrument and lunch will be provided, and students will be invited to perform at a recital at the Historic P.J. Ahern home on March 23. Admission to this event is $15 for non-members; $10 for TMS members. Register at: www.texarkanamuseums.org/ events or call 903-793-4831.
The second annual Pull for Heroes Sporting Clay Tournament will be held at Rocky Creek Outdoors. The event benefits the ArkLaTex 100 Club to provide funds to dependents of law enforcement or fire fighters lost in the line of duty. Remaining funds will be granted for needed but not budgeted items for law enforcement and fire departments in Bowie and Miller County. To register, visit: www. thearklatex100club.org/pull-for-heroes.
Music month begins at the Museum of Regional History with a workshop and hands-on demonstration about caring for and tuning musical instruments. Instruments in the Beasley Music Exhibit will be tuned and played by local volunteers. Admission to the museum is only $5 per person; TMS members are free. Register at: www. texarkanamuseums.org/events or call 903- 793-4831 for more information.
The seventh annual Texarkana Mardi Gras Parade and Festival, hosted by Front Street Texarkana, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Front Street Plaza. This family-friendly event attracts visitors from all over the region. Visit: www.mardigrastexarkana.com to register a oat or to become a vendor.
Learn how to play the ukulele at Discovery Place Interactive Museum’s one-day workshop. Dr. Cat Howard will give an overview of the ukulele and instruct a small class on basic skills. Students will be invited to participate in a recital at the end of March at the P. J. Ahern Home. Lunch will be provided for this workshop which runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is only $15 for TMS members/$20 for others. Register at: www. texarkanamuseums.org/events or call 903- 793-4831 for more information.
The Kiwanis Club of Texarkana Foundation will host its 61st annual Kiwanis Pancake Day 5K and Kids K Run. Breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Truman Arnold Center on the Texarkana College campus for $5 per person. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m., and the Kids K will start at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds from the event will bene t kids and the disabled through local organizations. Visit the Kiwanis Club of Texarkana Facebook page or www. kiwaniscluboftexarkana.org for more information.
The study of African-American inventors concludes with the Boredom Busters at Discovery Place Interactive Museum. From 2-3 p.m., learn about Philip B Downing, inventor of the Street Post Office Box, and build a mailbox. Cost is $5 per person; TMS members are free. Tickets are available at: www.texarkanamuseums.org/events. Call 903-793-4831 for more information.
Partnership for the Pathway’s Kids Run the Line Too, a 1 mile run/walk, will be held at 4 p.m. at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, beginning in the Fitness Center parking lot. Kids 5-13 are welcome to attend, For more information, go to: www.txkruntheline.org/kidstoo.
Tenth Avenue North will perform during a 7:30 p.m. performance in the historic Perot Theatre. This 2019 Texas Takeover Tour will also feature special guest, Land of Color. For ticket information, visit: www.trahc.org, call 903-792-4992, or visit the Perot Theatre Box Office.
TRAHC will present “Ailey II,” in the historic Perot Theatre during a 7:30 p.m. performance. An off-the-chart energy dance production, “Ailey II” spotlights 12 on their way to the top dances and an innovative repertory of works by emerging talents. For ticket information, visit: www.trahc.org, call 903-792-4992, or visit the Perot Theatre Box Office.
The fourth annual Stinson Organ Transplant Awareness 5K/10K Run & Family Stroll will be held at 9 a.m. at CHRISTUS St. Michael Imaging Center. Register at www.runsignup.com or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra will present one of Brahms’ most beloved piano concertos by guest pianist Natasha Paremski. This performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Perot Theatre, under the baton of guest conductor Lawrence Loh. For ticket information, visit: www.trahc.org, call 903-792- 4992, or visit the Perot Theatre Box Office.