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 Texarkana Area Chapter #278 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. will host
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Komen Texarkana Race for the Cure® will host a grant training workshop from 1-4 p.m. in the Truman Arnold Center at Texarkana College. This program is open to any 501(c)(3) who plans to apply or is interested in applying for one of the community grants. Call 903-791- 9585 for more information.
The Friends of the Foundation of CHRISTUS St. Michael Foundation will present the Great Texarkana Duck Race at Holiday Springs Water Park, beginning at 10 a.m. Ducks will race their way around the “River Rapids” Lazy River with winners for five prizes announced after the race. The top duck prize will be a 2018 Kia Forte LX from Classic Kia. Second place prize is a $1,000 gift card from Dillard’s. Third place prize is a $1,000 gift certificate from Holiday Cleaners; fourth place prize is a $500 gift card from Super 1 Foods; and fifth place prize is a 65 Tundra Yeti Cooler from Ledwell Machinery. Ducks can be adopted for a donation of $5 each, or if you adopt five ducks, you will receive a sixth duck free for a donation of $25. Call Duck Central at 903-614-7223 for more information. Proceeds will benefit 3D mammography services at the CHRISTUS St. Michael Imaging Center.
The 42nd annual Hope Watermelon Festival will feature arts & crafts, food, entertainment and other family-oriented activities, including a 5K race, dog show, bike show, and watermelon eating contests. The Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour starring Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee will headline the Friday night concert in the park. Saturday night’s concert will mark the return of gospel music ... Gospel Fest. Pro wrestling will return this year on Saturday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. For general inquiries, email: email@example.com or call 870-777-3640.
TRAHC’s 30th annual Juried Exhibition will feature the artwork of 19 local artists and 55 additional artists from all over the United States. The event will be held at the Regional Arts Center, located at 321 Fourth Street. For more information, call 903-792-8681 or visit: www.trahc.org.
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.
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.
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.