Editor’s note: Due to COVID-19, events may be subject to change. Please check with the event’s host for updates before attending.
MARCH 11: TRAHC’s Art to Go Kits
Looking for something to keep the kids occupied during spring break? The Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council is offering Art to Go kits that will take your kids on a virtual art adventure with three award-winning artists. Kits are $30 and include three lessons and supplies. Pick up kits at the Regional Arts Center at 321 West Fourth St. in downtown Texarkana on March 11.
APRIL 1-10: Four States Fair
Have you heard? The Four States Fair has moved from September to April! Head to the Four States Fairgrounds April 1-10 to see the sights, ride the rides and eat all the fried food on a stick you can handle. Plus, check out these family-friendly fair events:
•AMMP Motorsports Monster Truck Madness, April 1, 6-9:30 p.m.
•31st Annual Demolition Derby, April 2, 7-9:30 p.m.
•4 States Rodeo, April 7, 8 & 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
APRIL 7: Save Jane
Downtown Federal Courthouse/Post Office or online, 10 a.m. Join the Texarkana Children’s Advocacy Center, CASA for Children Texarkana, and local officials, volunteers and community members for a live event to spread awareness about the magnitude of child abuse. Texarkana-area leaders will read the names and ages of more than 1,300 children who were reported abused and received services through the Children’s Advocacy Center and CASA in 2021. To maintain their privacy, CASA refers to the children as Jane or John Doe. CASA encourages viewers who cant attend to watch the event live on Facebook.
APRIL 23: Texarkana Symphony Orchestra presents Dreaming Together
Perot Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Lauded by the New York Times as “compelling, elegant, and incisive,” Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez has established a reputation as a versatile artist who combines panache and poetry with a sense of grace and clarity. Buy tickets and learn more at texarkanasymphony.org.
FUN HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
MARCH 2022: Women’s History Month
Visit womenshistorymonth.gov for films, exhibits, collections and more. The site also includes resources for teachers that you can use to frame conversations about the importance of women’s history at home.
MARCH 12: Girl Scouts Day
This date celebrates the creation of the first Girl Scouts group on March 12, 1912. We recommend celebrating with your favorite Girl Scout Cookies (which, according to an unofficial poll in the Texarkana-Area Parents Facebook group, are probably Samoas).
MARCH 17: Saint Patrick’s Day
This lucky day is held in honor of Saint Patrick, the missionary who brought Christianity to the Irish people in the 400s AD. Dress the whole family in green and take the kids outside to search for four-leaf clovers. No pinching!