PortFest Announces Bandimonium – a Battle of the Bands – for PortFest 2017


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PortFest Announces Bandimonium – a Battle of the Bands – for PortFest 2017

PortFest Festival directors have announced that Bandimonium, a battle of the bands, will debut at PortFest 2017 on June 10 at Jacksonport State Park. Bandimonium will feature six bands competing for cash prizes. The competition will provide the opportunity for area and regional bands to participate in PortFest, and three of the six bands will take home prize money.

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PortFest to bring back popular HoopFest 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament


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PortFest to bring back popular HoopFest 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
PortFest Festival directors have announced that the popular HoopFest 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament will return on June 10, 2017 at Jacksonport State Park. HoopFest will be revived after a nearly 20-year absence as part of this year’s festival.

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Old Independence Regional Museum Features Successful Coaching Program


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Successful Coaching Program at Museum

Watching or listening to sports teams compete can be great fun. At times, focusing on how the coaches may have built their game plan or watching how they react to their players in the midst of a game can also be exciting or entertaining.

Old Independence Regional Museum is offering their third monthly program about sports on Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. It will feature two highly successful head coaches from the Batesville community.

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Explore the beauty of glass at Arkansas Craft School


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Learn the basics of Glass Bead Making in the first single day class. Tom Holland will cover the basic techniques, skills, and safety practices needed to create glass beads.

In the second, two day class, students who have taken the beginning class or have previous experience in bead making are welcomed to expand their skills. Sage offers plenty of individualized attention as students learn techniques such as a wide range of dot techniques including rosettes and masking dots, stacked or horned dots, feathered, spiraled, or floral dot work. Other techniques deal with stringer control including cased stringers and multiple color ribbon stringers.
The list continues with silvered glass, vessel beads, large disks with surface details, fancy fish, face beads, blown bead marbles and more.

Arkansas Craft School
P.O. Box 2694
110 E Main Street
Mountain View, AR 72560

Batesville Motor Speedway Race This Weekend


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BATESVILLE MOTOR SPEEDWAY WILL BE RACING THIS WEEKEND

Batesville Motor Speedway will start it’s 2017 race season this weekend. March 16th will be open Practice and March 17-18th, the top IMCA Modified Drivers and Street Stock Drivers in the nation will make their way to Locust Grove to compete on the 3/8ths mile dirt oval in the ARKANSAS SPRING NATIONALS!!

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