Williams Memorial Methodist Church will host its Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m. at the pavilion. Call 903-832-8663 for more information.
Williams Memorial United Methodist Church will host its Easter Sunday services. Times are 6:30, 8:15, and 10:30 a.m. services. Call 903-832-8663 for more information.
Scout-O-Rama will be open to the public at Spring Lake Park, with Opening Ceremonies taking place at 11:30 a.m. An annual show, the Four States Scout Show allows regional sharing of Scout craft and the promotion
of Scouting in general. Theme of this year’s event is “Scouting for Life.” Call the Caddo Area Council Scout Office at 903-793-2179 for more information.
Relay for Life Texarkana will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Four States Fair Parkway. Activities will include: an Opening Ceremony, Survivor/ Caregiver Walk, Luminaria Ceremony, and Closing Ceremonies. Call Brett Barnes at 432-386-6868 for more information, or e-mail: email@example.com.
East Texas Giving Day will be held from 6 a.m. to midnight. During this online event that provides critical funding and celebrates the work of area nonprofits, everyone is urged to go to www.easttexasgivingday.org and choose a cause, give a minimum of $10, and the money will help our community.
Leadership Texarkana: LIFT will present Leadercast Live from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Truman Arnold Center on the Texarkana College campus. Tickets are $79 ($74 for group discounts and Leadership Texarkana members). “Leading Healthy Teams” will be the theme of the event. Register at: www. leadershiptexarkana.com.
The fifth annual Clay’s Golf and Guitars event will be held at Northridge Country Club.
The four-man golf scramble starts at 9 a.m., and lunch will be provided. Cost is $125 per person for the scramble. The evening’s event features a concert by The Dancing Dream, an Abba tribute band. Tickets are $50 per person. for the concert Tickets for both events will be $150 per person. Beneficiary of this event will be The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club. Visit: www.claysgolfandguitars.com for more information
Cruisin for St. Jude’s Talimena Rally will take place, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Registration will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Arkansas Elks Lodge #399; Friday’s event is Riding the Hills; and Saturday’s activity is the Queen Wilhelmina Ride. Call Neil Jones for more information at 903-276-6884.
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.
Songwriters on the Edge of Texas will hold its concert and golf tournament at Northridge Country Club. The concert will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $75, and featured entertainer is Junior Brown with Trey Johnson and Jed Harrelson. Visit: www.casatexarkana.org/songwriters for more information about the concert. On Monday, the golf tournament will take place with morning and afternoon flights. Visit: www.casatexarkana.org/golf to learn more about the golf tournament.
Williams Memorial United Methodist Church will host Palm Sunday services at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Special music will be performed by the Chancel Choir and Orchestra. Call 903- 832-8663 for more information.
The Texarkana Regional Chorale will present “Alzheimer Stories & Carmina Burana” at
the Perot Theatre during a 7 p.m. concert. Marc-André Bougie is the music director and conductor, and pianist is Mary Scott Goode. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Cooper Tires’ fifth annual Big Bass Fishing Tournament will be held on Millwood Lake: Yarborough Landing. Entry fee is $80 per person. The event will benefit United Way of Greater Texarkana. Call Greg Capps at 870- 779-4282 for more information.
Harvest Regional Food Bank will host its annual Wine and Jazz event at Silvermoon on Broad, beginning at 7 p.m. Gourmet food and wine pairings will be held
featuring Chef Jennifer Tanner of Julie’s Deli, Chefs Bri and Staley James of Twisted Fork, Chef Bobby Duhon of Lagniappe, and Chef Darby Neaves of Naaman’s
BBQ. Live entertainment will be provided by Candace Taylor & Trio. For more information, call 870-774-1398 or visit: www.harvestregionalfoodbank.org.
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.
HandsOn Texarkana will host its Volunteer Recognition Event at Northridge Country Club. This venue gives nonprofits an avenue to honor their valuable volunteers. To nominate a Volunteer of the Year to be recognized that evening, please send to Kathey Graves, 1915 Olive Street, Texarkana, Texas 75503, or e-mail: email@example.com.
The Texarkana Symphony Orchestra will present “The Wizard of Oz” family concert during a 7:30 p.m. performance in the historic Perot Theatre. Daniel Black will be the guest conductor. For tickets, visit: www.trahc.org.
The inaugural 6K4Water will be held with
the beginning and end at Fellowship Bible Church. Activities include bounce houses and an Easter Egg Hunt for kids, as well as breakfast for everyone. Proceeds from all of the entry fees will benefit WaterMission, an organization that digs wells for third world communities. Register at: www.runsignup.com/race/tx/ texarkana/6k4water.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.