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November 18, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. | Updated November 19, 2021 at 2:51 p.m.

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First Baptist Church, Golden Circle Class, sponsors a Christmas Bazaar fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday at 1901 College Drive, Texarkana, Texas. Items for sale include Christmas decor, trees, wreaths, furniture, household items, jewelry, gifts and other items. Proceeds benefit Samaritan Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox mission project.

67 Landing, 8400 W. 7th St., Texarkana, Texas, hosts Sam Riggs performing at 7 p.m. today. Doors open at 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of show, with VIP tickets $25 with purchase of full VIP table. Info:

Texarkana Harley-Davidson, 802 Walton Drive, Texarkana, Texas, hosts a chili cook-off from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Chili must be cooked on site, with prizes for the top three. Ask for Mike to sign up. Info: 903-832-4366 or

Joel Wright Art Gallery, 125 College Drive, Texarkana, Texas, hosts its first ever Friendsgiving from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Bring a dish to share.

Redbone Magic Brewery, 1304 Texas Blvd., Texarkana, Texas, has a class on Acrylic Pour from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Dust pan pour is an option. Family friendly and all are welcome. Tickets available for one, two, or three painters. Info: 903-306-0822.

Fat Jack's, 3324 N. State Line Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas, hosts Thanksgiving Dinner at 4 p.m. Thursday. A sign-up sheet is at the bar if you would like to bring a dish or dessert. ALSO: There are live music performances by Ethan "Lil Skinny" Kuntz on Friday, Nov. 26, and Snakebone on Saturday, Nov. 27. Info: 870-774-JACK.

The 6th Annual Gifts Galore & So Much More Shopping Expo is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Texarkana Convention Center, 2910 S. Cowhorn Creek Loop, Texarkana, Texas. Info: 903-293-8525.

1923 Banana Club, 223 Front St., has "Scott Joplin's Jazzy Birthday Cocktails" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27. Donations at the door, with $50+ being tax deductible. Dress is "vintage speakeasy" with a cash bar, silent auction, hors d'oeuvres by Verona Fine Italian Restaurant, and live jazz music. All proceeds benefit Skyscape "Music in the Air" Project. Info: 903-490-5471 or [email protected]

Tree Haven, 1343 County Road 4224, Simms, Texas, hosts its First Annual Holiday Market from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. Vendor registration available at

Show Me Reptiles & Exotics Show is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 12, at Four States Fairgrounds. Show hours begin at 9 a.m. Dec. 11 for VIPs, with general admission from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days, and "Reptiles After Dark" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 11. Info:

Texarkana Regional Chorale is offering a tour to New York City featuring Texarkana's own Marc-Andre Bougie on the Carnegie Hall stage in March 2022. The trip may be joined as a performer or non-performer, with residency packages for groups. Info: 903-276-7139 or [email protected]

Museums & History

Texarkana Museum Systems has "Paper Pumpkins" at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ace of Clubs House, 420 Pine St., Texarkana, Texas. Paper pumpkins will be crafted out of old books. Advance registration is required. Tickets are $10 for non-members and $5 for members. Info: 903-793-4831 or

P.J. Ahern Home, 403 Laurel St., Texarkana, Arkansas, has "A Very Victorian Murder Mystery Dinner" from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27. Tickets are $45 each or $40 for TMS members, or $75 for couples. Info: 903-793-4831 or

The Regional Arts Center is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, 1100 North St., Little Rock, offers their virtual Sandwiching in History Tours online at Historic site tours include the Baring Cross Bridge, the Foster Robinsin House and Toltec Mounds State Park. Info:

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science operates Fridays through Sundays. Guests are strongly encouraged to purchase timed-entry tickets on sale in advance at The Perot Museum is located at 2201 N. Field St. 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, currently hosts Cory Lind, formerly of Aotearoa, New Zealand, as the Pop-Up Artist for November. Info: 870-330-5003.

Joseph Raymond Fine Art Gallery, 214 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Ark., hosts metal workers Jared Horton and Jerome Legrande from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and Saturday. Information: 903-280-5878.

TRAHC presents "American Farmer" an exhibition featuring the photography of Paul Mobley, through Jan. 7. Gallery hours are noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Admission is free. ALSO: The annual Holiday Arts Market is Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 at the Regional Arts Center, 321 W 4th St, Texarkana, Texas. Info:


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