Best Bets


This week’s best bets for arts, entertainment and more.


First Baptist Church’s Golden Circle Sunday School Class has its annual Spring Sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday at 1901 College Drive, Texarkana, Texas. A variety of household goods, furniture, decor and more is available. Sales benefit Operation Christmas Child.

The Friends of the Library Texarkana Public Library Book Sale is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today and Saturday. Cookbooks, jigsaw puzzles and Danielle Steel books are half-price.

Haunted Texarkana Ghost Walk is held beginning at 8 p.m. today and Saturday meeting at Kress Gap, 116 W. Broad St., Texarkana, Texas. Tickets available at Eventbrite for $15 each, with a discount for groups of 10 and up. Info:

Texarkana Farmer’s Market opens from 7 a.m. to noon every Saturday, with Culture Night Markets from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every third Saturday of the month, through Aug. 6. The market has moved to the area around the Federal Court House and Post Office in downtown Texarkana. Info:

The Junior League of Texarkana hosts its third annual Clubs & Bugs Fore A Cause golf tournament beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Bring cash for mulligans, strings and to have a chance to double your money at our Double Your Money Hole. Registration is available at Info: 870-772-9948 or [email protected]

Scout-O-Rama 2022 is Saturday through Sunday at Spring Lake Park. Hours open to the public are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Info:

Boomtown Border Steak Cookoff is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Dot’s Ace Hardware, 3411 Richmond Road, Texarkana, Texas. Tickets are available at

Texarkana Food Festival is 11 a.m. Saturday at Bobby Ferguson Park, 3400 U of A Way, Texarkana, Texas. Food truck vendors are gathered, and chefs, restaurants, bakers, local farmers and others have an opportunity to showcase their edible items. Lawn chairs are encouraged, admission is free. Info: 903-701-7040.

Thrive Yoga and Wellness, 2916 Pleasant Grove Road, Texarkana, Texas, hosts “Spring Into Wellness Texarkana” from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Free yoga and meditation sessions, informational talks, wellness vendors, and nutritious food options, with door prizes awarded. Info:

Arkansas Welcome Center, 12555 North State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has a National Tourism Week Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Coupons, certificates and samples with local businesses, trivia games, exhibits, and live music. Info: 870-772-7511.

Runnin’ WJ Ranch hosts its Big Bass Round Up on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, at Wright Patman Lake, Sportsman Cove. Cash prizes for overall and hourly catches. Registration round-up is May 6 at Crossties, 324 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Arkansas, along with food, silent auction, and raffle tickets. Entry fee is $80, with t-shirts for $20. Info: 903-748-3411 or [email protected]

Gateway Farmer’s Market, 602 East Jefferson Avenue, Texarkana, Arkansas, opens from 7 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, beginning Saturday, May 7. Info: and

Four States Auto Museum, 217 Laurel St, Texarkana, Arkansas, has its annual spring car show on Saturday, May 7. Registration is 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., with awards at 3:30 p.m. Entry fee is $30 and swap meet space is $30. Music, door prizes, TV raffle, food and 50/50 Pot. Info: [email protected]

Redwater’s Key Club holds its second annual Color Fun Run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Redwater football field. Entry is $10 with all proceeds benefitting the Redwater Education Foundation.

The Twice as Fine Texarkana Wine Festival is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Spring Lake Park. Wineries from across Texas, merchants and local businesses offer wine, food tastings, artisan products and crafts. Info: 903-223-8021 or

Habitat for Humanity has “Diamonds for Doorways” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, at Silvermoon on Broad, 217 W. Broad St., Texarkana, Texas. There is a silent auction, raffle, casino night, a chance to win jewelry donated by Crocker’s Jewelers, the Nail A Stud Competition, and heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Tickets are $100 per person and available at Info: 903-832-1746 or [email protected]

The Arkansas Arabian Horse Show is Friday, May 20, through Sunday, May 22, at the Four States Fairgrounds. Info:

Peak Fighting 19, an MMA event, is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Texarkana Arkansas Convention Center, 5200 Convention Plaza Drive, Texarkana, Arkansas. Three fights will be presented for the U.S. Southeast division. Info:

Smokey and the Bandit 45th Anniversary Bandit Run Kick Off Texarkana to Atlanta is 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, beginning at Four States Auto Museum, 217 Laurel St., Texarkana, Arkansas. Music, vendors, 50/50 pot, grilled burgers and desserts and a 4K TV raffle. Run participants entry fee, vendor spaces for $30. Info: [email protected]

The Talimena Rally Cruisin For St. Jude event is 8 a.m. Thursday, May 26, through 11 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Holiday Inn/Arkansas Convention Center, 5200 Convention Plaza Drive, Texarkana, Arkansas. Tickets are $80 before May 1, and $100 after, with $20 tickets to just attend at night. Info: 903-276-6884.

67 Landing, 8400 West 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts “Girls Night Out The Show” from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 28. Very limited VIP tickets available with front row seats, souvenir swag bag and meet and greet following the show. Ages 21 and up only, doors open at 7 p.m.

The Texarkana Annual Dragon Boat Festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Bringle Lake Park. Teams of 20 race across the lake for the Golden Gator Trophy. Sponsorships, vendor booths and team registration available at 903-798-3211 or [email protected]

The Silvermoon on Broad, 217 West Broad St., Texarkana, Texas, has opened registration for Kids Summer MiniShows for “The Claw,””Under The Sea,” and “Mamma Mia!”. Registration is at


Fat Jack’s, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, has Lady Chazz and the Tramps today. Info: 870-774-JACK.

67 Landing, 8400 W. 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, has Jake & Taryn from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. today; and The Moss Brothers from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Info:

Museums & History

Museum of Regional History, 219 Stateline Avenue, Texarkana, Texas, has “A Cycle Through: Public Art” downtown bike tours from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Friday through May 20. Info: (903) 793-4831 or

Ace of Clubs House, 420 Pine St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts a Downtown Photo Walk at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Bring your own camera and wear walking shoes. Admission $10. Info: 903-793-4831, [email protected], or

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science operates from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, and is closed Tuesday. Member-only access available from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday. Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase timed-entry tickets on 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 are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Current public healthy and safety guidelines will be upheld. All museum systems are open except The Omni Theater. Info:

Arts & Ends

The 1894 Gallery, 105 Olive St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has “Trains and Stuff” as a special exhibit opening at the gallery, featuring photos and other artwork of trains and railroad graffiti. ALSO: Jeannie Knod Edwards concludes her Feature Art Show on Saturday, May 7. Info: 870-330-5003 or

TRAHC has the 29th Annual Student Juried Exhibit from Saturday through June 15, with a reception from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. UPCOMING: Tammy Harrington speaking on the art of printmaking and paper cutting, including how to infuse your heritage into the art you create, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Regional Arts Center. Info: AND: Jes Weiner speaking on Murals vs. Small Works and the business model and process of being a traveling artist and the work of creating murals for buildings from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16. Current gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free, with tours available by appointment. Info:

(Deadline is 10 a.m. Tuesday. Entries should be emailed to [email protected] or [email protected])

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