There are several events scheduled for this weekend in Texarkana.

Beginning today you can help celebrate the birthday of the Little River Courthouse. Tomorrow get free dental care and the weekend brings many different events to help out and have some fun too!

Local Events This Weekend:

Thursday, April 19:

The Little River Courthouse is 105 years old this year. Join the birthday celebration today 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. Enjoy games, contests and entertainment. Bring your lawn chair. For more information call 870-898-7208.

Friday, April 20:

Need dental care? Visit the office of Dr. Jeff Atkinson DDS in New Boston, TX on Friday to receive free dental services. Care will be offered on a first come, first served basis beginning at 7AM.  For more information call 903-628-5436.

Saturday, April 21:

Marrow Donor Registration Drive in support of Pastor Kelsey Coleman (Pastor of Rose Hill Baptist Church) on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church at 8501 North Kings Hwy. Take ten minutes to help save a life! No pain, no blood just a few skin cells.

Texarkana Animal League is hosting a pet adoption event this Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Petsmart in Texarkana, Texas. Several local rescues will be there as well with dogs ranging from lap-size to large breeds. All dogs are already spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped. There are also cats and kittens available for adoption in TAL’s cat adoption center inside Petsmart. Become a Fan of Texarkana Animal League’s Facebook page to find out more about this adoption event and future events.

9- Hole Night Golf 4-Man Scramble at the Hope Country Club benefiting Junior Auxiliary of Hope on Saturday. Registration is $35 per person and will include dinner, t-shirt and glow in the dark golf balls.For more information or to get a registration form they may call Casey at 870-703-2421.

Benefit Fundraiser at the New Boston Dairy Queen on Saturday April 21. They will donate 10% of the days sales to the Strack Family. The Strack Family has been stricken with the expenses from an auto accident which took the life of their 3 year old son, Chancellor. Aimee sustained a broken neck in the wreck as well. An account has been set up for the family at Bancorp South. For more information call Denise at 903-556-2951.

The local Masonic Lodge #341 will be having their annual Oscar N. Brooks Memorial Fish Fry this Saturday April 21. The scholarship fundraiser benefits local students and their college expenses.  The fish fry includes all you can eat catfish, hushpuppies, french fries and all the trimmings and drink for just $7. The fundraiser will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the lodge which is located at 4102 East 9th Street, just east of Loop 245 in Texarkana, Arkansas.

Thursday, April 26:

Zumbathon 6PM to 8PM at Liberty Eylau High School Media Center on Leopard Drive. Join a Zumba party like you have never seen! Featuring 2 full hours to benefit Domestic Violence Prevention in Texarkana. Exciting music and a silent auction. For more information call 903-293-3647. You can purchase tickets from your Zumba instructors. For tickets call Katina Levingston at 903-293-6860.

Friday, April 27:

The Texarkana Animal League Golf Tournament is at the Texarkana Golf Ranch. Lunch and sign-in at 11:30AM; shotgun start at 1PM. To find out more visit

Saturday, April 28:

The City of Texarkana, Texas Parks & Recreation Department is hosting the Spring Community Garage Sale from 8AM to 3PM on Saturday at Spring Lake Park. Many different items will be available for sale through each booth except animals, firearms, weapons of any kind, or food. For more information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 903-798-3978 or email

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The animal shelter needs dog and puppy food desperately! The Texarkana, Arkansas Animal Care and Adoption Center located at 203 Harrison and is open Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 5PM. Call for more information 870-773-6388. If you do not want to haul bags of food, just stop by Tractor Supply Company on Stateline and purchase a gift card. Volunteers will purchase dog food with the cards and take them to the shelter. The volunteers are able to get a discount as well as tax-exempt status so the gift cards go further. Please remember to SPAY AND NEUTER your pets. Our local shelter is always over-crowded with homeless dogs and cats. Don't ask for gifts on your birthday this year, have an animal spayed or neutered instead. Dog Bathers, dog walkers and volunteers are also needed to help the animals get ready for adoption. Anyone can help, ages 16 and up. You can make a difference by giving a dog a bath or helping a potential adopter walk a dog.

If you have room in your heart and your home for one more person, the Educational Merit Foundation High School Exchange Program is seeking volunteer families to host high school students from France, Germany or Norway for five or ten months starting this August. EMF students are carefully screened and arrive with everything they need, including medical insurance and spending money for their stay. All you have to do is add a seat at your dinner table, provide a bed and your family's unique American way of life. Give a student the chance to learn firsthand about America! Call now for more information and to learn how your family can experience the rewards of hosting a student: 1-800-HOST EMF. That's 1-800-467-8363.