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What’s Happening in Texarkana This Week: Senior Expo, Relay for Life, Dog Walk/Run and More

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Don’t miss out on any of the events this weekend. The Senior Expo starts the weekend off on Thursday then it is off to the Relay for Life on Friday and the Fall Gathering of Authors concert. Saturday is all about the dogs with a fundraiser dog walk/run and a chance to be a part of the Bark For Your Park video.

Local Events:

Thursday, June 7:

The Senior Expo will take place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Special Events on the Boulevard 2101 Texas Blvd. in Texarkana Enjoy demonstrations of products and learn about services that benefit seniors and their families. There will be free health screenings too. While you’re there Register to Win a $500 Home Zone Shopping Spree. For more information visit this station’s website.

Friday, June 8:

The 2012 Relay For Life will be held from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at the Four States Fairgrounds. For more information visit their Facebook page or call 903-278-9680.

The Fall Gathering or Authors will be hosting a benefit concert beginning at 7 p.m. at the Oaklawn Opry. The feature artist is Joe Mack Bennett. This event promises to be a fun filled night of great music with door prizes too. Admission is $8 at the door. The event is to help fund the Fall Gathering of Authors event which benefits St Jude. For more information visit TammyDThompson.com.

Saturday, June 9:

Paws on the Pavement, 2nd annual 5k run/walk for Kylee’s PAWS for a Cause at Spring Lake Park from 8 a.m. to noon. Walk/run, team race, dunk booth, bands, food, vendors and more. For more information visit Kylee’s Cause on Facebook or email KyleesCause@yahoo.com.

Also at the PAWS event, help Texarkana get a dog park. Show up and cheer for the walkers/runners and be a part of the video taping for Bark For Your Park. Footage from the Paws on the Pavement event showing how much our community loves our pets and that people care about helping our homeless pets will be used in the Bark For Your Park contest. Please show up Saturday even if you are unable to participate in the 5k to cheer on the runners/walkers. For more information about Bark For Your Park visit TexarkanaDogPark on Facebook. Remember to vote daily for Texarkana, Arkansas to get a dog park.

Monday, June 11:

Summer Basketball Camp: A full week of fun with former Harlem Globetrotter (Elbert “Tree” Gordon) for a global legend basketball camp, shooting, dribbling, defense, rebounding, passing, and competitive games. Southwest Center on 7th Street. June 11 – June 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee is $90 per child, ages 7-17. Call the City of Texarkana, Texas Parks and Rec Department at 903-798-3978.

Friday, July 13:

The inaugural Rhythm N’ Roots Festival will be held on July 13 – 15 at the Pike Co. Fairgrounds in Glenwood, Ark. There will be several bands performing including County Line; Drew Henderson and Wolf Creek; Identity Crises; Silent Conspiracy; She Breathes Fire; and 9 Miles Ahead. There will be lots of door prizes along with games and prizes for the kids. The events will include homemade bikini contest, horseshoe tournament, volleyball tournament, bow shoot, car show, and a bike show. All entry form money collected from the car and bike shows will be donated to the local “Relay for Life” chapter. Come join us and enjoy the food, fun, and entertainment. For more information, or if you would like to become a vendor or volunteer, contact Rick at (870) 356-7930.

Announcements:

Vote TWICE a day, EVERY day for Texarkana, Ark. to win a grant for a dog park:

Please vote daily for Texarkana, Ark.

Vote on Facebook

The PetSafe Bark for Your Park Contest has started and runs through June 14. You can vote every day! Texarkana, Ark. is ready for its first community dog park and shelter dog park. It will be known as “JefFURson Park,” located on the Partnership for the Pathway Trail. It’s the triangle area between the pathway, pavilion and road that runs along AHS. Areas will be sectioned off for large, medium and small dogs. There will also be an agility course. The community will be able to exercise and socialize their dogs with other dog lovers. For more information about Bark for Your Park visit TexarkanaDogPark on Facebook.

Texarkana Animal League’s Tails of Two Cities Day Planner-2013 edition is underway. Please share with your animal-loving friends and family. The more people that sponsor a page, the more lives we can save. Applications can be downloaded at TexarkanaAnimalLeague.org.

Here are just a few of the ways you help animals by sponsoring or underwriting a page:

  • Low Income Spay/Neuter Assistance Program available to residents of Bowie, Miller, Cass, & Little River Counties.
  • Foster Care for cats, dogs and the occasional rabbit or ferret. All of the animals in our foster care program are fully vetted prior to adoption.
  • TAL purchases all vaccines for animals residing at the local city-run shelter, Animal Care & Adoption Center. Shelter pets deserve a healthy life!
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation: baby birds, raccoons, opossums, oh my! All of these and more have come through and been successfully released back into the wild.
  • Life Saver Program: our way of helping local rescues offset unexpected, but necessary veterinary expenses.

Summer Reading Camp at Texarkana Public Library: Registration started June 1. Find out more information at their website, Facebook or call 903-794-2149.

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