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Krewe of Barkus Parade Kicks Off Argenta Mardi Gras

Krewe of Barkus Parade Kicks Off Argenta Mardi Gras

Join us for the Fourth Annual Krewe of Barkus Parade Sunday, Feb. 10, 2:00 p.m., starts and ends at the CityGrove Art Park on 5th Street between Main and Maple. Bring your beads, your friends, your masks, and your dogs to join in the parade fun! Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Then, LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER et BON APPETITE! For those who do not speak Cajun...Let the Good Times Roll and Enjoy!!!

Argenta's Annual Mardi Gras Party is Monday, Feb. 11, at Starving Artist Cafe. Tickets are $35 per person - includes incredible gumbo, jambalaya, soaked salad, and red beans and rice by Chef Jason Morell, plus all the beads and feather masks you envie!

Fais do do to the jazz stylings of The Bob Boyd Sounds!!!

This Week in Argenta

This Week in Argenta

Now - March 16: "For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights" at Laman Library, Main Branch. Through a compelling mix of photographs, television clips, and other historic artifacts, For All the World to See traces how images disseminated in popular magazines like LIFE, JET, and EBONY, and real-time events brought into homes via television coverage helped transform public opinion about racism and racial justice in America.

Chili Dogs in the Ridge

Chili Dogs in the Ridge

The "1st Annual Chili Dogs In The Ridge" Fest will be held at Treasure Land Antique Mall 14200 Hwy. 107, Gravel Ridge, Arkansas, on March 17.  From 3 p.m. until 8 p.m., there will be Vendors, Rescue Groups, and host of others there. 

A Chili Cookoff is part of the Fest, and entry forms can be gotten from Treasure Land Antique Mall, at the above address.  Each entry is $10 and the proceeds go to the local chapter of the Lions Club.  

Booth spaces are still available and FREE !  Please contact Melissa at 901/371-7191 for further information.

Wing-Ding Festival presents World Championship Wing Cook-Off

Wing-Ding Festival presents World Championship Wing Cook-Off

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. -- Leader Publishing Group will sponsor one of the biggest highlights of this year’s annual Jacksonville Wing Ding Festival - the World Championship Chicken Wing Cook-Off on Oct. 1 at Dupree Park.

Anonymous judges will determine winners in the categories of the Best Traditional Wing Sauce, the Most Creative Wing Sauce, Showmanship and then the public will decide who wins the People’s Choice Award. The first place winners in the first two categories will receive $100 cash and a plaque. Winner of the People’s Choice will receive a trophy. So the only thing required for each team is a $45 entry fee and a winning recipe!

Set up for the competition must be completed by 10 a.m. and judging will begin at 2:00 pm. Spaces will be 10 x 10. Each team should bring their own tables, chairs, awnings, etc.

A sweet history

A sweet history

July is the sweetest month of the year. Not only is that beloved cooling sweet treat the perfect antidote to these sweaty dog days of summer, but July also happens to be National Ice Cream Month.

How did it get started?

Seven super foods we seldom eat

Seven super foods we seldom eat

Tired of eating the same stuff over and over? Consider adding these nutritious, delicious choices to your dining repertoire.

Jay Jackson's throwing a birthday blowout!

Jay Jackson's throwing a birthday blowout!

You're invited to Jay's Big Birthday Jam at the Fox and Hound in North Little Rock on Saturday, April 2 -- and it's a 1980's kind of night!

We're talking Jheri curls, Members Only Jackets, oversized sweaters and neon legwarmers. Our friends from Burning the Past will kick the show off at 9 pm, followed by the JJB rocking your favorite classics from the '80s. We're giving away prizes and playing games, in addition to having a charity auction to benefit Voices for Children of Pine Bluff (to help support kids in foster care).

Don't be lame! Totally come JAM with the Jay Jackson Band Saturday, April 2 at 9 pm. We're gonna party like it's 1985!