T-Town Top 10: Things to Do in Texarkana October 9-15, 2017

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Things to do in Texarkana October 9-15, 2017 

1. 8th Annual Jeans & Bling! 
Saturday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., Texarkana Convention Center. Benefiting Hospice of Texarkana. At the Texarkana Convention Center. Concert by country music star Lucas Hoge, Texas Barbecue Buffet and the “Battle of the Hair Salons Lip Sync Battle”. Silent Auction, Raffles, games by HealthCare Express and door prizes. Fun for a LOCAL Cause! Tickets: hospiceoftexarkana.org

2. Texarkana Symphony Orchestra presents Symphonic Pictures. Saturday, Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m., Perot Theatre. Join the TSO for opening night featuring grand romantic music inspired by the Fountains of Rome to the Great Gate of Kiev! Buy Tickets: trahc.org

3. Homecoming WEEK at TAMU-T! October 9-14. Filled with fun from Monday, Oct. 9, through Saturday, Oct. 14, with the Eagles women’s and men’s soccer matches against Louisiana State University Alexandria, beginning at 3 p.m. at Eagle Field on the A&M-Texarkana campus.

A&M-Texarkana Alumni Association special events:

  • 2017 Eagle Roundup: A Community Celebration of Distinguished Alumni and Faculty on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. 
  • 2017 Eagle Chili Fest and Tailgate from 12-3 p.m. on game day, Oct. 14, on the Eagle Lawn next to the University Center.

FULL Details of the many events at tamut.edu 

4. Komen Race for the Cure Events This Week

  • Pink Out Day Contest. Friday, Oct 13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact the race office to be a part of the PINK OUT DAY CONTEST and have the pink Jeep visit your location. 903-793-9585 for more information.

  • 2nd Annual Kids Glow Run (6 and under). Saturday, Oct. 14, 5:30–8 p.m. at Texarkana College. Presented by Pediatric Dentistry of Texarkana, a fun-filled neon evening! Registration fee includes BOTH the Kids Glow Run and the Race for the Cure.

AND Now’s the time to form a team to race together in the breast cancer fight. Register now.

5. Live Music & Events

  • Factory and Jonathan Lenaway’s Spotlight Karaoke. October 12, Stages. Factory is a Cosmic Funk & Blues fusion Trio from Texarkana. For more information email [email protected]
  • This week at Twisted Fork:
    • Matt Bednarsky. Oct. 12 from 7:30-11 p.m. 
    • Danny Maxey & Randy Altenbaumer. Oct. 13 from 7:30-11 p.m.
    • Live Trivia. Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.


6. City-wide Thrive Women’s Event. Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Beech Street First Baptist Church. By the women of BSFBC. Live life to the fullest in every season, whether you’re standing high on the mountaintop or walking low in the valley. For women of ALL AGES! Guest speaker Nashville Author Allison Allen. Register online at www.beechstreetfbc.org. For more information contact Nancy at 870-774-5165 ext 101.

7. Art Journaling Workshop with Agnes Tirrito.  Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Uncover your hidden artistic talents and learn techniques for incorporating art journaling into your daily life. Call Amy Donohoe at 903-792-8681 to register. Cost is $35. For Information: trahc.org/arts-classes/

8. Make a Wreath Craft Night. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 6:30-8 p.m. Hosted by FBC Texarkana Women’s Ministry. Register online; specify Fall or Christmas wreath. 

9. FREE Throughout the week for SENIORS:

At Christus Saint Michael Senior Health Center:

  • Golden Beats–Drumming for good health, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1-2 p.m. 
  • Tai Chi–for longevity and health. Thursday, Oct. 12, 1-2 p.m. 
  • For more info on this and support groups for various health conditions: christushealth.org/events

At the Wadley Senior Clinic Community Room. FREE. Registration required. 

  • Happy Fall Y’All! For a safe and beautiful fall! Thursday, Oct. 12, 2 p.m. 
  • Call 1-877-7WADLEY. For more information on this and support groups for various health conditions wadleyhealth.com/classes-events/

10. Shopping for a Cause

  • Friends of the Library Bookstore. Opens Friday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Paperbacks, hardbacks, fiction, romance, trade, travel, religious, research, art, video/dvd and more. From brand new to older. Proceeds support the Texarkana Public Library. 

  • Pumpkin Patch. Opens Monday, Oct. 9, Noon. At Williams Memorial Methodist Church. Buy beautiful pumpkins and gourds for a good cause! Also a great place for fall photos of the family. For information call 903-276-0445.


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