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What’s Happening in Texarkana This Weekend

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Beer, dogs, benefits and more in Texarkana this weekend.

Kick off the weekend taste testing beer at Boulevard Beer Tasting. Watch the dogs strut their stuff at the AKC Dog Show on Saturday and Sunday. Adopt a new four-legged friend at Petsmart and Tractor Supply on Saturday. Help raise funds for a 2012 graduate with cancer.

Local Events:

Thursday, June 14:

Boulevard Beer Tasting at 6:30 p.m. at the Ben and Jane Collins Home at 1915 Olive St. Brian Miller from Boulevard Brewing Company will be there with a huge selection of Boulevard products to sample from the Smokestack series and seasonal brews. Julie’s Deli and Vincent’s Fine Wines will host the event. For more information contact Julies Deli at 903-792-3354.

Friday, June 15:

Bunco Tournament benefiting Margie Campbell, Friday night, June 15, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Elks Lodge 4701 Garland Avenue. Margie was diagnosed with breast cancer in December and is currently undergoing treatment.There will be prizes for the top ten winners, awards for the most spirited team, the biggest loser and more. There will also be a silent auction with donations from Alexander’s Jewelers and Micah’s Jewelers among others. Entry fee is $25. For more information please call the Elks Lodge at 870-772-7839.

Four States Auto Museum will host the Four States Cruise Nights from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting at 3rd and Hazel Streets in Texarkana, Arkansas. Call Paul at 903-824-2722 for more information.

Saturday, June 16:

AKC Dog Show at the Four States Fairgrounds Entertainment Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Kennel Club of Texarkana is hosting its annual AKC dog show this Saturday and Sunday. Over 1,100 dogs representing over 130 different breeds will compete in conformation and obedience. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the show each day but please do not bring your pets. Only dogs that are entered into the show are allowed. There will also be numerous vendors on hand with canine specialty items to browse through. Admission is free. Parking is $3 for each day.

Texarkana Animal League will host a dog adoption event at Petsmart from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Several local rescues will be there as well with many different dog breeds. All dogs are spayed or neutered, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped. There are also cats and kittens available for adoption in TAL’s cat adoption center inside Petsmart. Become a Fan of Texarkana Animal League’s Facebook page to find out more about this adoption event or visit TexarkanaAnimalLeague.org.

Pet Celebration Event at Tractor Supply from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dogs will be available for adoption. Free dog food and coupons with each adoption. Register for a free dog house too! For more information visit MuttleyCrew on Petfinder.

Benefit Swap Meet for Austin Sivils at The International Room-Double R on North State Line Avenue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a benefit ride (poker run), auction, door prizes and live music. Food is available for $5 donation. Austin was recently diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. For more information call 903-791-8221 or visit Double R International Room on Facebook.

Sunday, June 17:

AKC Dog Show at the Four States Fairgrounds Entertainment Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Over 1,100 dogs representing over 130 different breeds will compete in conformation and obedience. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy the show each day but please do not bring your pets. Only dogs that are entered into the show are allowed. There will also be numerous vendors on hand with canine specialty items to browse through. Admission is free. Parking is $3 for each day.

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:

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 jennifer@fourstatesfair.com.

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 arkansasstateparks.com.

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.

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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