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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Downtown Art Walk to be held Friday

Get downtown this weekend to explore the arts! The Batesville Area Arts Council is collaborating with Lyon College art students to host an Art Walk on Main Street Friday, April 27 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The event is a self-guided viewing of...

Arkansas Folk Fest coming to Mountain View this weekend

The 56th Annual Arkansas Folk Fest will unfold this weekend in Mountain View. On Friday, April 20, food vendors will be open all day on the courthouse square. The Artisan Market will open at 11 a.m. with live music on the square beginning at...

ASU-Newport ‘Movies in the Park’ series starts tomorrow with ‘Back to the Future’

ASU-Newport Movies in the Park starts this Saturday night (April 14) in downtown Newport with the 1985 classic, Back to the Future. A rare DeLorean car -- one of only 9,000 made -- will be on-hand as part of the fun. The movie will start at dusk,...

NADT performs at Woodcrest Assisted Living

Flying high, Abby Woodruff leads the rest of jumping “Russians” as they perform for the residents at the Woodcrest Assisted Living Facility.  Senior members of the non-profit, North Arkansas Dance Theatre (NADT) presented a variety of ballet, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater and jazz numbers...

Oscar Mayer “Wienermobile” rolls into town

The famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was in town yesterday and parked in front of the Batesville Walmart. "Hotdoggers", wienermobile attendants, greeted fans and distributed collectible Wiener Whistles. Side note: a "hotdogger" uses an average of 75 puns per day.

Southside Project Graduation presents ‘Pitch Perfect’ at the Melba

The Southside Projection Graduation Committee is hosting a free movie night tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10 at the Melba Theater, featuring the musical comedy, Pitch Perfect. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit the Southside High School Project Graduation. There will also be...

Melba to host ‘Talladega Nights’ screening with NASCAR legend Mark Martin

The Melba Theater in Batesville will be having some NASCAR fun with a special screening of the Will Ferrell comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Sunday, April 15, with special guest, NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin. The event is a benefit for Batesville High School's...

Kelly Miller Circus is coming to Batesville

Ozark Foothills Literacy Project is bringing the Kelly Miller Circus to Batesville on  Thursday, May 3. Located at Riverside Park, performances will be at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.The tent raising will begin at approximately 9 a.m. on the morning of the show. The public...

17th Annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest line-up announced

The 17th Annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest has released the schedule of screenings and ancillary activities slated for this year's festival. The festival is scheduled for April 19-21 and April 27-28. All screenings take place in Independence Hall on the campus of the University of...

Renovations on Batesville’s Main Street to keep workers busy for next few weeks

Downtown Batesville will be busy for the next few weeks, according to Bob Carius with the Main Street Batesville board. First Community Bank is scheduled to begin renovation today of the Platter Inn building for their Main Street branch bank. The renovation will take several...

‘Roots of American Music’ concert coming to Batesville’s Melba theater

Main Street Batesville, along with presenting sponsor Merchants and Planters Bank, will be hosting “The Roots of American Music” concert on Saturday, April 7 at the historic Melba Theater in Batesville, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available online at melbatheater.org or...