Check out the events in Texarkana this weekend.


Local Events:

Thursday, June 21:

Fundraiser event to benefit Amelia Hope Thomas from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Indian Hills Country Club in Atlanta, TX. Come enjoy relaxing spa treatments from head to toe. Amelia is undergoing treatment for Hurlers disease. Proceeds to benefit medical and living expenses while having bone marrow transplant and treatments. For more information call Brenda 903-824-1724.

Saturday, June 23:

Benefit fish fry for Margie Campbell from 2 til 5 at the Oaklawn Baptist Church on New Boston rd in Texarkana. The cost is $7.00 a plate or bring 5 cans of food for the food pantry and a plate will be $5.00. There will also be a silent auction and a raffle for a Jeep Wrangler! For more information contact visit the Event on Facebook.

Acoustic guitar concert at the Cabe Center, First United Methodist Church, 400 East 6th in Texarkana, Arkansas, to benefit Randy Sam’s Outreach Shelter from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with John Dylan Riddle and Paul Capps Jr. Admission is $5. For more information call 870-772-6931.

Starlight Poker Run/Cruise to benefit Make a Wish from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m at Fat Jack’s. First bike/car out at 7:30 p.m. and last bike/car in at 10 p.m. First, Second, Third Prizes and door prizes will be available. Cost is $10 per bike and $15 per passenger or $10 per car and $5 per passenger. For more information 903-791-8714 or 870-648-2838.

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.


Four States Fairgrounds Agriculture Learning Center will host Summer programs from 9 a.m. to noon beginning Monday, June 18 for ages 4-6; Wednesday, June 20 for ages 7-10; and Friday, June 22 for ages 11-16. Lunch will be provided. You must pre-register to attend. For more information call 870-774-6455 or e-mail

Daisy State Park in Kirby, Arkansas, will present Lake Greeson Days and 23th annual Children’s Fishing Derby beginning Friday, June 22 though Sunday, June 24. They will offer several classes and activities. For more information call 870-398-4487 or visit

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

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

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.

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