The Martha and Josh Morriss Mathematics & Engineering Elementary School is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 kindergarten class. Students must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2019. Applications are available online at: www.txkisd.net. For more information, call 903-794-3651, extension 1030.
Area drop-off sites for shoeboxes during Operation Christmas Child National Shoebox Collection Week are as follows: in Arkansas – First Baptist Church Nashville; FBC Horatio; FBC Hope; and FBC Ashdown; in Oklahoma – Faith Christian Center in Broken Bow; in Texas – Cross View BC - Texarkana; FBC Hughes Springs; FBC Dekalb; FBC Jefferson; FBC Bogata; Beech Street - Texarkana; Calvary Chapel - Mt. Pleasant; and Calvary Chapel-Paris. For collection hours and directions, visit: www.samaritanspurse.org/occ, or call 903-908-5585 or 903-277-0124 for more information.
Season of Lights Christmas Light Park and Entertainment Center, located at I-30 and
Exit 198 in New Boston, Texas, will be open through December 31. This drive-thru Christmas light park will be open from 5:30- 10 p.m. on weekdays and until the last car leaves on weekends and holidays. Santa Claus will arrive on November 23 and will be there every Friday and Saturday night. Other activities include a concession stand, stocking stuffer store, live entertainment, and a variety of family photo opportunities. Entry fee is $20 per car. Look them up on Instagram, Facebook, and www.seasonflights.org.
Community Healthcore Foundation’s 2018 Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot will be held, beginning at 8 a.m. at Spring Lake Park. Race day registration will begin at 7 a.m. For more information, call Jeanell Cannon at 903-831- 7585 or 903-319-5456 or e-mail her at jeanell. email@example.com.
Women for the Arts and For Arts’ Sake Gift Shop will present its annual Open House
& Arts Market at the Regional Arts Center, located downtown at Fourth Street and Texas Boulevard. This event will feature local and regional artists offering original works for sale. Call TRAHC at 903-792-8681 for more information.
The Texarkana Community Ballet will present “The Nutcracker” in the historic Perot Theatre in Downtown Texarkana. Performances are slated for 7 p.m. on Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are on sale for $13, $11, and $9 beginning November 5 at the Perot Theatre Box Office.
Live camels will lead the parade during Main Street Texarkana’s 34th annual Main Street Christmas Parade, beginning at 7 p.m. Over 100 lighted oats and marching bands will bring cheer to the twin cities. Visit:www.mainstreettexarkana.org for more information.
The Texarkana Regional Chorale will perform a Christmas Choral Splendor at 7 p.m. at St. Edward’s Catholic Church. Marc- André Bougie is the conductor, and Mary Scott Goode, accompanist. Admission is free with donations accepted. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
First Assembly of God Church will host its fifth annual Drive-Thru Live Nativity from 7-9 p.m. on Friday and 6-9 p.m. on Saturday. As each car enters the parking lot, attendees
will be able to tune in to a specialized radio broadcast. Upon entry into the grounds, each car will be greeted with hot chocolate (candy canes for the little ones). Over 100 people in costume will take part in the nativity, as well as sheep, cows, mules, goats, camels, and more.
This event is open to the public and is free for everyone. The church is located at 3401 West 7th Street in Texarkana, Texas. Call 903-949- 6884 for additional information.
Williams Memorial United Methodist Church will present “The Song Heard ‘Round the World,” a Christmas cantata, during 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services in the sanctuary at the church, located at 4000 Moores Lane in Texarkana, Texas.
The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra will present “Christmas at the Perot,” during a 4 p.m. performance , featuring Don Howren, guest conductor, and the Texarkana Jazz Orchestra. Don’t miss seeing the winner of the eighth annual Celebrity Conductor Competition. Call 903-792-4992 for ticket information.
The Friends of the Library will hold its Customer Appreciation Event by offering half-priced books at their Used Book Store, located at 320 West Broad in downtown Texarkana. All proceeds from the sale bene t the Texarkana Public Library. For more information, call 903- 278-7518.
TRAHC will present “The TEN Tenors Holiday: Home for the Holidays” in the Perot Theatre
in downtown Texarkana during a 7:30 p.m. performance. One of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories, The TEN Tenors have performed their own headline concerts, as well as with legends such as Willie Nelson, John Travolta, Rod Stewart, and many others. Call 903-792-4992 for more information or visit:www.trahc.org.
The Texarkana Regional Chorale will perform a Mistletoe Fair Showcase at 5:30 p.m. at the Four States Fairgrounds. Marc-André Bougie is the conductor, and Mary Scott Goode, accompanist. Admission to the Mistletoe Fair is required. Contact: txkregionalchorale@ gmail.com for more information.
The Junior League of Texarkana will host its Mistletoe Fair activities, beginning with the Fireside Fancy Preview Party on Thursday from 7-11 p.m. featuring a casino, music, food, and fun. A Down Home Brunch will be held on Friday with a brunch and trivia from 9-11 a.m. and private shopping from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Fair dates are Friday from 12-8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Visit: www.jltexarkana.org for tickets and more information.
At 6 p.m., Vietnam Veterans of America #278 will hold a service commemorating the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the Korea/ Vietnam Memorial in downtown Texarkana at 7th Street and State Line Avenue. The memorial recognizes those veterans who were killed in action and/or listed as prisoners of war/missing in action from the Korean and Vietnam Wars that are from 17 counties from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, and three parishes from Louisiana. For more information, call 903-556-1613 or 903-824- 2727, or visit: www.vva278.org or visit their Facebook page: Vietnam Veterans of America #278.
The Friends of the Library will hold its Customer Appreciation Event by offering half-priced books at their Used Book Store, located at 320 W. Broad in downtown Texarkana. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Texarkana Public Library. For more information, call 903- 278-7518.
Tex*Rep, in association with Texarkana College, will present “Shakespeare in Love, The Play” during 7:30 p.m. performances on Fridays and Saturdays (Nov. 2&3 and 9&10), and 2 p.m. on Sundays (Nov. 4 and 11) at the Stilwell Theatre in the Humanities Building on the Texarkana College campus. Tickets are available online at: www.texrep. org.
The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) at Texarkana College will host a “Day of the Dead” event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Truman Arnold Center on the Texarkana College campus. Presenters from local universities and colleges will be available, and activities will include a folklore dance, face painting, music, authentic Mexican food, costumes, and karaoke. The purpose of this free event is to bring awareness of the Hispanic culture, music, art, dance, and food to the community. All proceeds earned will bene t the EOC Scholarship fund. Call Millie Serrano at 903-823-3272 for more information.
Harvest Regional Food Bank will host its 27th annual Taste of Texarkana event from 5-8 p.m. at the Four States Fairgrounds. Over 40 restaurants, breweries, and wineries will offer samples of their dishes and beverages. All proceeds benefit Harvest’s hunger relief services. For more information, visit: www. harvestregionalfoodbank.org or call 870-774-1398.
The Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure® Texarkana will be held in downtown Texarkana as breast cancer survivors and their friends and family members participate in the Race in hopes of one day seeing an end to breast cancer. Visit: www.komenarkansas. org for more information, or call 903-791-9585.
The Texarkana Regional Chorale with Marc- André, conductor, and Mary Scott Goode, accompanist, will present an Al Fresco (outdoors) Concert at CHRISTUS St. Michael Imaging Center at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Contact email@example.com with any questions.
Main Street Texarkana will sponsor Dine on the Line in downtown Texarkana. Set up with one long dinner table lined up and down the middle of the Texas and Arkansas border, between the Federal Courthouse at the north and Broad Street at the south, this event brings the Texarkana community together in a completely unique and special way. Live music, delicious fare from downtown restaurants, and the traditional toast to the cities by Texarkana’s mayors will make this a great fall event. Call 903-792- 7191 for more information or visit: www. mainstreettexarkana.org.
Dot’s Ace Hardware, located at 3411 Richmond Road in Texarkana, Texas, will host Texarkana Grill Fest 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event celebrates of all things grilling! See “pro” grillers in action on a variety of grills while cooking all types of food for attendees to taste. More info and tickets available at www.txkgrillfest.com.
Saturday in the Park will be held in DeKalb, Texas. Activities will held at the intersection of Hwy. 259 and Hwy. 82 and will include a chili cook-off, pumpkin run 5K, stick horse races, contests, concessions, softball tournament, and homemade ice cream. A free Deryl Dodd concert will be held at 8 p.m. Visit: www. dekalbtexasoktoberfest.com for more information.
The Amanda Fussell Woodman CASA Colorful 5K & Family Fun Run will be held at Trinity Baptist Church’s Cross Country Track. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with the kids’ run beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the adult run at 9 a.m. Activities will include a bounce house, face painting, snow cones, dress as a Superhero and knockerballs inflatable game. All proceeds will benefit CASA for Children and the services they provide to more than 1,000 abused and neglected children a year. Register at: www.runsignup.com/casacolorful5k.
The Texarkana Area Chapter #278 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. will host
its 31st annual POW/MIA Vigil at the Korea/ Vietnam Memorial, located at the corner of 7th Street and State Line Avenue in downtown Texarkana. This vigil honors and remembers those who are/were classified as Prisoners of War/Missing in Action. For more information and a schedule of events, call 870- 773-8279, 903-628-7216 or 903-824-2727.
The Doris K. James Memorial Over the Edge event will be held on the campus of Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Support the Alzheimer’s Alliance Tri-State and Our Place Day Respite Center by taking part in the fundraising event of a lifetime by rappelling 60 feet on the side of TAMU-T. Space is limited so reserve a spot soon at https: www.alztristate. org/over-the-edge.
The 2018 Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout, presented by PepsiCo, will be held at Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado. This 54-hole stroke-play format event was recognized as the 2017 Sporting Event of the Year by the Arkansas Festivals & Events Association and features numerous activities throughout the week leading into the tournament. Contact Tournament Director, Courtney Crotty, at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
(T.R.E.Y.) To Reach Every Youth will host its fifth annual Golf Tournament at Texarkana Golf Ranch., beginning at 8 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Dinner and entertainment will be provided at Scottie’s Grill, featuring I’ve Heard Worse at 8 p.m. To Reach Every Youth provides support for sarcoma research and young adults with sarcoma cancer. Call 903-293-4771 for more information.
Women for A&M-Texarkana will host its Gourmet Brunch from 10-11:30 a.m. in the TAMU-T University Center Tri-State Iron & Metal Atrium. Featured chef Michael Gulotta will host a cooking demonstration, and New Orleans-inspired cuisine by Silver Spoon will be featured. Tickets are $35 each.
The Gourmet Dinner & Auction will be held that evening at Texarkana Country Club. Michael Gulotta, chef of Mopho andMaypop, will be the featured chef. For more information about either event, contact Courtney Boeckmann at cboeckmann@ tamut.edu or 903-223-3057.
TRAHC will present The Whitney Houston Show starring Belinda Davids for one night only in the historic Perot Theatre. Relive the outstanding vocal power of one of the greatest singers of all time. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m., with a limited number of VIP seats including a special Meet & Greet. For ticket information, call 903-792-4992.