Top 10 Things to Do in Texarkana March 4-17, 2019
1. Friday & Saturday, March 8-9
Perot Theatre, 7 p.m. Cody Jinks with Special guests The Steel Woods. TWO PERFORMANCES. Buy tickets at codyjinks.live/TexarkanaTIX
2. Saturday, March 9
TMS’s Second Annual Gatsby Extravaganza
7 p.m., Silvermoon on Broad. Hosted by Texarkana Museums System. 100 years ago the Prohibition Era began with the help of Sen. Morris Sheppard from Texarkana. Celebrate Prohibition’s failure with jazz, dancing, drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres included. Period attire requested, but not required. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the Ace of Clubs House & Servants’ Quarters. Learn more.
3. Home and Garden Show of Texarkana
Saturday & Sunday, March 9-10
Back at the Four States Fairground Arena, hosted by the Home Builders Association of Texarkana. Meet local home builders, check out building material suppliers, landscaping companies and more! Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. Admission: $5/person; kids under 15 free. For more information, call (903) 223-0422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
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4. Tuesday, March 5
Carnivals of Mardi Gras!
Texarkana Regional Chorale. 6 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Come experience the carnival exuberance of Mardi Gras through the colorful festivities of Rio de Janeiro, Venice, New Orleans, & Quebec City. $20 per person. Festive attire welcomed. Reservations required. Learn more.
5. Thursday, March 7
Italian Night with Jeff Loving from Chef on the Run
7 p.m., Silvermoon on Broad. Come eat some good food with Cheffrey! You get a Phillips Lumber cutting board (southern slab), wine and 2 hours of basic cooking techniques. Learn more.
6. Friday, March 15
Texarkana Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome Conference
7 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Texarkana Convention Center (TX), hosted by Dr. Temple Grandin. Join Speakers Dr. Temple Grandin, with special guests Rebecca Moyes and Paula Aquilla for a conference to learn more about Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. Learn more.
7. Tuesday, March 12
Rock Your Socks Tie Dye Event
5:30 p.m. at the Walnut Church of Christ. Hosted by the Texarkana Down Syndrome Society. Come Tie Dye your socks to wear on World Down Syndrome Awareness Day. All supplies provided, bring family and friends! Learn more.
8. Sunday, March 17
Boy Scouts of America Textile Merit Badge Workshop
2:30 p.m., Ace of Clubs House. In partnership with Caddo Area BSA Council, the Texarkana Museums System is pleased to offer a workshop where Boy Scouts can earn their Textile Merit Badge. Explore the world of Textiles that we use in our daily lives and how to identify them, as well as when to use them. Try your hand at felting and waterproofing fabrics too. Cost $10/scout, accompanying adults are free. All Scouts must be accompanied by an adult – either an ASM (Assistant Scout Master) if they come as a patrol/troop, or a parent/guardian if they come individually. Registration in advance is required through www.TexarkanaMuseums.org/Events. Space is limited. Learn more.
8. Saturday, March 9
Spend the day learning to play the recorder
Discovery Place Interactive Museum, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. On March 23rd a recital will be held to show everyone what a wonderful player you are. Lunch and the instrument will be included. Ages 10 and up are best suited for this event. Members $10; non-members $15. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. Learn more.
9. Plan now for Spring Break!
Spring Break Kids’ Arts Camps at Arts on Main
Let the fun and learning continue for your kids while they are on spring break! Join us for our Arts On Main Texarkana ISD Spring Break sessions March 13-15. Only $65 per child, supplies included, 1:30-4:30 p.m. each day. Needs-based scholarships are available thanks to generous local donors. Learn more.
TRAHC African American Committee’s Little Library in the Southwest Center
Last week, the Texarkana Regional Art and Historic District’s African American Committee (TAAC) hosted the Grand Opening of the Free Little Library located at the Southwest Center, 3222 W.
7th Street, Texarkana, Texas. The Free Little Library will be stocked with a variety of books aimed at children in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Come by and find a book that appeals to you or your children!