T-Town Top 10: Things to Do in Texarkana October 2-8, 2017

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Things to do in Texarkana October 2-8, 2017 

Saturday, October 7 is a busy day in Texarkana!

  • 1. Battle on the Border. Saturday, Oct. 7, Noon. At Spring Lake Park. Features a battle of the bands, sanctioned chili cook-off, 5K run and fun contests (horseshoes, limbo, hula hooping and more). Proceeds support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which provides books to children up to 5 years of age. New this year from the United Way of Greater Texarkana. Get more details here.

  • 2. Dine on the Line! Saturday, Oct. 7, 4-9 p.m. Main Street’s 3rd annual fundraising evening of family fun with dinner and live band and music right on State Line Avenue. Featuring downtown favorite foods (Verona’s Italian and Pecan Point Brewery, kid options from Johnny B’s) with live music from the Dusty Rose Band and a fall market of vendors to shop. For the whole family, and boot scootin’ on the line to T-Town Boogie! A chance for all to come together raising funds to benefit historic downtown Texarkana. Dinner tickets are pre-sale only so get them NOW! Fundraiser hosted by Main Street Texarkana. Learn more!

    Come early Saturday and visit Texarkana’s Old Town! A recreation of Broad Street circa 1890, containing 11 stores decorated as they would have been in 1890. Regular tour schedule is Friday nights at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Stay up to date on the schedule by visiting their Facebook page. Call or text 903.748.1235 for reservations.

  • 3. TRAHC presents New York Philharmonic String Quartet. Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. (pre-party at 6). TRAHC presents the world-renowned New York Philharmonic String Quartet to open this year’s Perot Theatre season! The fan favorite season opening Street Party hosted by Women for the Arts’ will be held from 6–7 p.m. in front of the Perot Theatre for ticket-holders. The 2017-18 TRAHC Hero Awards pre-show presentation will honor those selected by their commitment to the continuation of TRAHC’s mission of “Growing People and Community Through the Arts”. Buy tickets online!

  • 4. The Turnpike Troubadours with Charlie Crockett at Scottie’s Grill. Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m. A mix of folk, rock, and raw country. They pull in fans from miles around. They’ve sold out venues such as Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, drew in over 5000 at Billy Bob’s Texas in Ft. Worth, and turned fans away at Stubbs BBQ in Austin. Doors open at 6, show time is 7:30. Get your general admission tickets here.

5. Girl Scouts Mom and Me Fall Tea Party. Sunday, Oct. 8, 2-3:30 p.m. Dress your best and bring an adult guest! High tea featuring lemonade, sandwiches, cakes and hot tea will be served as you learn the traditions of the Victorian age before heading to the lawn for an old-fashioned game of croquet, weather permitting. Email [email protected] with inquiries. Register online.

6. Celebrate TAMU-T Electrical Engineering BET Accreditation. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 5-7 p.m. at the University Center


Free Al Fresco Concert of Choral Favorites presented by the Texarkana Regional Chorale. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 6 p.m. at the CHRISTUS St; Michael Imaging Center. Learn more.

7. Fall Metalsmithing Class. Begins Tuesday, Oct. 3. This 6-week class consists of learning layout and design as well as working metal into shapes and forms with emphasis on blacksmithing mixed with modern techniques. Each student will complete a project. This is a great class for men and women! With a limited class size, each student receives personalized instruction. Learn more.

AND! while you’re at it, sign up for:

Christmas Clay Workshop with Chris Thomas. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Students will create three hand-build Christmas tree shaped candle holders (approximately 5”, 7”, and 9-11” tall) and 3 flat ornaments. All materials and supplies are provided. Finished pieces will be available for pick up at the Regional Arts Center approximately two weeks after the workshop. To sign up, visit www.trahc.org/arts-classes

8. Escape Texarkana! YOU SET THE DATE! The theme this week is Airplane Escape. It is a timed challenge. You and your team will have to defuse as many bombs as you can within an hour. The tricky part…you and your team will have to split up! There can be only one winner. Will your team come out on top? Call 903-923-5596 to schedule. Get more information at www.escapetxk.com 

 Totally T-Town Food Faves

“My favorite dish this week is the Texarkana Roll from Fuji Kim's Sushi & Grill on Richmond Road.”

LT Class of 2018; Finance Director/HR Manager, Riverbend Water Resources District

"I love the Boudin Dip from Pop's Place.

LT Class of 2018; Attorney, Halton & Doan

If you would like us to feature the Totally Texarkana food favorites of YOUR business staff, submit details to [email protected], (including name, title, business, photo, along with a favorite dish that can ONLY found in at one of our Texarkana restaurants.

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