If you are looking for fun things to attend in and around the Texarkana area this weekend, check out the events listed below from beer yoga to chuck wagon races. Some events are free and other have a small fee.

1st annual Hillarosa Chuck Wagon Races

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This is an equestrian event. Grab a horse and get ready to ride ride miles of trails and watch the chuck wagon races on Saturday, July 22, at Hillarosa ATV Park 6252 Highway 29 N, Blevins, Arkansas.

Tons of races going on all day Saturday & Sunday:

Land rush race
4 up mules
Buck board race
Big Mule
Classic division

Added money in each class and belt buckles for winners of each class. For info on entering all races contact Chad Fryar 479-243-6651. For camping and any other info call 870-826-0101. No ATV's are allowed during this event.


Drop-in Art Workshop - Free

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Make art and memories with your child on Saturday, July 22, from 1PM to 4PM. This is a come-and-go, open-ended parent and child art making session. Geared towards children ages 4 - 11, a parent or guardian is required to be present (no drop-offs). Dress for a mess. No advance registration is required and this event is free. Located in the basement of the Regional Arts Center, on the corner of Texas Blvd and 4th Street. Supplies are provided.


Craft Day Replay

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Discovery Place is bringing their two popular crafts back: Paper Circuits and Paper Mache. On Saturday, July 22, from 12PM to 2PM, create flowers that light up and paper mache bowls. Plus, the Race for Planet X Mobile Museum is back and the newest Tinker Kits have arrived. It is all about textiles: knitting, weaving, embroidery. Children 3 years of age and under are free. Museum Members are free. Everyone else is $5. Located at the Discovery Place Children's Museum, 215 Pine St, Texarkana, Texas.


Open House and Ribbon Cutting at Randy Sams

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On Saturday, July 22, at 10AM, after a year of renovations and expansion at the shelter and the brand new outreach center, the community is invited to join in for the open house, ribbon cutting, and dedication of the Eric Denson Memorial Garden. At 10AM at the shelter at 402 Oak Street there will be a blessing of the building and tours. Then at 11AM the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony at the new Outreach Center at 803 Spruce Street. Chicken Spaghetti plate lunches will be available for purchase during the event as well as bread pudding from the shelter's job training program Be the Blessing as well as t-shirts and cookbooks. Randy Sams Outreach Shelter, 402 Oak St, Texarkana, Texas.


Beer Yoga and Wine Down Yoga

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This all-levels vinyasa flow will be accessible for even the novice yogi as you are guided through beer-asanas. The class will focus on breath, alignment, and strengthening poses. $10 admission includes your first beer FREE! Or you can upgrade to Yoga and Wine for $12. Saturday, July 22, 10AM at Scottie's Grill, 8400 W 7th St, Texarkana, Texas.

Things to bring: Photo ID, Yoga mat, Towel, Sunscreen, Hat, Sunglasses, and bottled water.


Beat the Heat with Free Lunch & Frozen Treats and Happy Hour

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Saturday, July 22, 12PM to 3PM, Lunch and Frozen Treats; and 3PM to 5PM Afternoon Happy Hour (bring photo ID) at Texarkana Harley-Davidson, 802 Walton Dr, Texarkana, Texas.


Free Women's Self Defense Class

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Free women's self-defense class on Saturday, July 22, from 2PM to 4PM. This class will focus on personal awareness and confrontations with an attacker. Busted Knuckle Self Defense, 1801 North Robinson Road Suite #9, Texarkana, Texas.

Covering skills such as:
• Striking vital target areas
• Blocking strikes and attacks
• How to escape when someone grabs you
• How to escape someone on top of you
• Footwork
• Maintaining distance from an attacker
• And much more…

Please call or text Chris at 903-280-3420 with any questions. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing that you can move around in and sensible shoes. Any women attending this self-defense class will receive one week of free self defense classes, and women over 21 years of age will receive a discount toward a BKSD License to Carry class.


Two Counties, One History: Bowie and Miller Counties

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On Saturday, July 22, from 10AM to 4PM, the Texarkana Museums System will dig into the complex histories of Bowie and Miller Counties with speakers Nancy Tribbey, President of the Texarkana Genealogical Society, and Christine Woodrow, Director of the New Boston Public Library. There is a complex history of the two counties. Some topics of discussion will include how Old Miller County once encompassed part of what was then Mexico and why there are three Bostons. Learn all about our two counties from the beginning. Cost is $15 per person for non-members or $10 each for TMS members. Event will be held at the P. J. Ahern Home, 403 Laurel, Texarkana, Arkansas.


Spikfest 2017 Coed 3's Warm-Up Tournament

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On Saturday, July 22, from 9AM to 5PM at The Compound TXK, 421 B Industrial Blvd, Nash, Texas. Coed 3's grass volleyball tournament to give teams practice before heading to Allen, TX for the 28th annual Spikefest. Entry Fee: $15 per player. There is a 12 team max. For more information contact The Compound TXK.


Eagle Open House

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Saturday, July 22, from 3PM to 7PM, at Texas A&M University-Texarkana, 7101 University Ave, Texarkana, Texas. This summer’s theme is “Summertime Fun.” Students interested in attending A&M-Texarkana next fall are encouraged to attend.

“Eagle Open House is a great opportunity for prospective students and their family members to find out more about A&M-Texarkana academic programs, admissions, financial aid, student life and more,” said Brittney Baker, recruitment specialist. “The goal for this event is to allow rising seniors an opportunity to become familiar with our university, have a hands-on experience, and of course join our Eagle family.”

  • 3PM to 4:15PM: Registration and Exhibition Booths – First Floor, University Center
  • 3:30PM to 3:40PM: Welcome – Dr. Emily Cutrer and Brittney Baker – Eagle Hall, University Center
  • 4:20PM to 5PM: Academic Showcase
  • 5PM to 5:25PM: Questions and Answers – Eagle Hall
  • 5:25PM to 6:30PM: Reception and Dance Competition
  • 6:30PM to 7PM: Outdoor Concert

Visit Event-Bright to register. For more information, contact Brittney Baker at 903-334-6666 or bbaker@tamut.edu.


3rd Annual Girl's Giftaway Fundraiser

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On Friday, July 21 at 12PM, a women only shopping expo kicks off and ends at noon on Saturday, July 22. Get away for the night with the girls and celebrate Christmas in July and shop "For a Cause." The shopping expo includes over 50 home based vendors and direct sales consultants and distributors.

What to expect:

Over $3,000 in door prizes will be given away
Split Decision will perform Friday night
Party during the late night Club Pink fun

Tickets are available for $100 and include your one-night hotel stay at Hilton Garden Inn, registration to the event, free door prize tickets and food. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Friends For A Cause Foundation, a local nonprofit that raises money to help cancer patients of any kind with expenses that insurance does not cover.