Best bets for June 13, 2022

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The Luke Day fundraising event, sponsoring the Texarkana Animal League, will take place Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 5487 Summerhill Rd., Texarkana, Texas. The $12 ticket gets you a plate with a burger, fries and a drink, plus family fun including snow cones, a bouncy house and more.

Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts a third annual “Denim and Diamonds Daddy Daughter Dance” from 6-8 p.m. Friday. COMING SOON: The Texarkana Home Builders Association Cornhole Tournament will take place on Sunday, July 17 at 2:30 p.m. Two slices are available for “pro” players and “just for fun” players. The cost is $125 per team of two people. Registration is at or 903-748-9766. Info: or

Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk takes place beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, all meeting at Kress Gap, 116 W. Broad St., Texarkana, Texas. Tickets available on Eventbrite for $15 each, with a discount for groups of 10 or more. Info:

The 2022 Santa Gertrudis National Junior Show, “Deja Moo All Over Again,” runs Saturday through Saturday, June 25 at the Four States Fairgrounds, 3700 E. 50th St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Info:

The Fouke Monster Festival begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Fouke Community Center, 210 E. Redcut Rd., Fouke, Arkansas. Bigfoot presentations, tours, guest appearances, and more. Info:

Texarkana Reptile Expo Show Me Reptile Show is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Four States Fairgrounds. Admission is 9 a.m. for VIP tickets and 10 a.m. for general admission, with tickets available at Info:

Miller Bowie Healthy Coalition is hosting a community health fair and blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Texarkana Recreation Center, 1 Legion Drive, Texarkana, Arkansas. Free community resources, LifeShare blood drive, bouncy house for kids, door prizes, food truck, and more.

Friends of the Texarkana Public Library is hosting a street sale Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. A members-only sale is from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, with a bag sale provided at $5. Subscriptions available at the door. Everything is half price in June.

Whiskey River Country, 310 E. 49th St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has “SlapFest USA” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 24. Tickets available at Info:

The Boy Scouts of America Caddo Regional Council presents the “Rumble In The Park” car and motorcycle show on Saturday, June 25 at Spring Lake Park. Registration is $25 open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., with prizes awarded at 2 p.m. 50/50 pot, food, and more. Information: [email protected] or

Crazy Horse Saloon, 1211 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has “CDX Benefit, Fish Fry, Auction” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25. All You Can Eat Fish for $20 provided by Doc’s, 2 p.m. auction

The 3rd Annual Teacher Support Teacher Fundraiser Gala will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at Garrison Gardens, 370 MC 509, Texarkana, Arkansas. Tickets are $40. Info:

Octavia’s Activity Center, 2315 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas, hosts “90’s Exotic Nights” from 9:00 p.m. Friday, July 1 to 1:00 a.m. Live entertainment, shopping, spoken word, comedy, Paint and Sip, and dancing with DJ Hollygrove. Tickets available at

A Popup Shop Brunch hosted by Kalex & Mariah with catering by Deavyon Ross is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Pop-up admission is $10, general admission with a free drink and plate is $15, and VIP admission with unlimited drinks and a plate plus a door prize is $25. Info:

The Atlanta Area Chamber of Commerce, along with the City of Atlanta, presents SummerFest & Fireworks 2022 from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 2 at 606 S. Louise St., Atlanta, Texas. Free parking and admission, vendors, garden games and live music. Info:

The New Boston Freedom Fest takes place Monday, July 4 at 6 p.m. at T&P Trail Head Park, No. 1 Trail Head Park Plaza, New Boston, Texas. Live music, Boy Scouts selling burgers and fireworks at 9 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs. Info:

Downtown Live takes place the second Friday of every month from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Texarkana. Enjoy local entertainment for all ages. Come experience live art from a plethora of mediums on Friday July 8th.

Ross & Shoalmire and Southern Caregivers will present the Senior Summer Ball at the Mall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 8 at Central Mall, 2400 Richmond Rd, Texarkana, Texas. Vendors, activities and bingo games every hour. Free entry.

The DAPPER at Park Place, 2905 Arkansas Blvd., Texarkana, Arkansas, is hosting “Derby Days: Speed ​​Dating” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. Info: 903-306-9273 or 903-949-2676.

Texarkana Texas Ruff Ryders presents The Caribbean Connection Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24 at the Texarkana Arkansas Convention Center, 5200 Convention Plaza Drive, Texarkana, Arkansas. Wave your flags, represent your island or a place you would like to go. Events include a car, truck and bike show, music, vendors and food trucks. Special rates available at the Holiday Inn.

Holiday Inn Arkansas Convention Center, 5200 Convention Plaza Drive, Texarkana, Arkansas, is offering “One Night Only: An Evening of Elegance” with Calvin Richardson from 7-11:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 23. Online tickets available at Elite, VIP, Reserve and General Admission tickets available. Information: 682-252-2149.

Children’s camps

St. James Day School, 5501 North State Line Avenue, Texarkana, Texas, is offering Techknow Camps 2022 for children in grades K-8 with Ms. Kirkland and Ms. Denise, with weekly sessions Monday through Friday, July 1. Morning and afternoon sessions available, $75. Children registered for both sessions must bring their lunch. Water and snacks provided. Information: 903-277-5881 or [email protected] and [email protected] ALSO: A Spartan Summer Camp is offered for students ages 3 through the end of eighth grade, with weekly sessions Monday through Friday, July 29. The cost is $150 per week, with half days available. Cash and checks accepted, or MySchoolWallet for St. James students. Info:

TRAHC, 312 West 4th Street, Texarkana, Texas, hosts ArtWall Camps with professional muralist Jes Weiner, available 10 a.m. to noon for grades one through four and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. grades 5 to 8, both Tuesday, June 21 to Thursday, June 23. Limited places available. COMING SOON: ArtWall Camps with professional artists Lauren Lollies and Darlene Taylor are available from 10 a.m. to noon for students in grades one through four and 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for students in grades five through eight , from Tuesday 5 July to Thursday , 7 July. ET: Sculptarama with Kay Thomas is available from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22, for students in grades two through six. Limited places available, cost is $55, with scholarships available. TRAHC t-shirts included with all available camps and scholarships. Information: 903-792-8681 or [email protected]

The Silvermoon on Broad, 217 West Broad Street, Texarkana, Texas, offers drama mini-shows for children ages 7-16, with “The Claw: A New Children’s Musical” sessions Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1, and Monday , from July 25 to Friday July 29; and “Under The Sea: A Pirate Adventure” from Monday July 11 to Friday July 15. The cost is $225. Info:


Fat Jack’s, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has The Stand Alones today, Captain Joe Band Saturday, and Alex and Liv Thursday. Information: 870-774-JACK.

The Hideout, 311 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has The Larouxs at 9 p.m. Saturday. $10 cover. Info: 870-330-4165 and

American Legion Post 248, 5070 FM 1398, Hooks, Texas, has Bigg Robb and his Show Band, and Margo Thunder at 8 p.m. Sunday. Doors open at 5 p.m. Info: 903-276-4871.

Perot Theater, 221 Main St., Texarkana, Texas, has “Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show” with special guest Chasing Rita from 7:30-10:30 p.m. today. Info:

Museums & History

Ace of Clubs House, 420 Pine St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts “Dear Congregation: Dramatic Readings of JW Moore Letters” at 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, registration is strongly suggested. Information: 903-793-4831, [email protected]or

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and closed Tuesday. Access reserved for members available from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday. Patrons are strongly encouraged to purchase timed tickets for sale in advance at The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. Visit or call 214-428-5555.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth, Texas Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Current public health and safety guidelines will be adhered to. All museum systems are open except for the Omni Theater. Info:

Arts & Purposes

The 1894 Gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, is currently showing Ashley Autrey’s “Searching for Center” exhibit and featured artist Abigail Elliott’s photography exhibit. COMING SOON: “Celebrating the Gallery: Past, Present, and Future at the Historic 1894,” a photographic exhibit showing the gallery’s history, opens with a reception from 5-8 p.m. on Sunday, June 19. ALSO : Local art teachers interested in participating in the Local Art Teachers Exhibition should contact the gallery and bring in their work by 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. Info: 870-330-5003 or

TRAHC is hosting the 29th Annual Juried Student Exhibition through June 15. UPCOMING: Jes Weiner speaking on murals versus small works and the business model and the process of being a traveling artist and the work of creating murals for buildings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday 16 June. ET: Anthony Bruce speaking on Keeping The Art in an Art Teacher from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21. Current gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free, with tours available by appointment. Info:

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