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PHOTO BY Molly Kendrick
PHOTO BY Molly Kendrick

Four Things To Do During the Month of February!

Considering the fact that I have literally been single since my birthdate in 1997, I usually have no reason to look forward to February 14 as it rolls around each year. Still, that has never stopped me from wrapping up in a fluffy blanket on the couch with a big bag of heart-shaped Reese’s peanut butter cups, giving myself a stomachache, watching The Last Song (being able to recite every word as I do), and somehow being completely okay in my single bliss. In the Bible, the Apostle Paul says that singleness is a GIFT, so I’m grasping onto those words year after year, and I’m learning that it’s actually not so bad.

The one thing I know for sure is that I LOVE to love people. February, as every other month should be, is all about love! Just because you do not have someone to cuddle up to at night does not mean you are love-deprived. There’s love to give out all around you. My suggestion is that you do it throughout this month at some of the AWESOME events Texarkana has in February.

Sock Drive at Hopkins Icehouse—Friday, February 5

Who’s got some of those really comfy fuzzy socks they want to give away for a GREAT cause? It’s time to break out those foot hugs because Hopkins Icehouse is teaming up with the Bearded Sinners Beard Club of Texarkana to host a sock drive for Texarkana’s homeless population!

The time of the event is to be determined, as it will depend on future COVID-19 restrictions, so make sure you use those fancy phones to check for times. Currently, Hopkins is predicting the event will kick off at 7:00 pm. I love causes like this! Be there and bring those socks!

Hopkins Icehouse is located at 301 East Third Street, Texarkana, Arkansas 71854.

Intimate Five-Course Valentine’s Dinner By Jeff Loving AKA Chef On The Run—February 12 and 13

Local chef and caterer Jeff Loving wants you to have a special and romantic Valentine’s dinner with your loved one. This terrific event will be held on two separate nights, February 12 and 13. Just choose which night works best for you! The event will be COVID-friendly with only 16 seatings per time slot on both nights. There are two times you can choose—6:00 pm or 8:00 pm. Social distancing procedures will be followed with two rooms and only eight people per room. This is a BYOB event; however, Jeff has provided wine pairing suggestions on his Facebook page. The menu is live right now, so go check it out and get those taste buds dancing with anticipation.

Remember, for those of you with a hearty appetite, this is a five-course meal. You absolutely cannot go wrong with lots of food and your lovely partner to share it with. The event will be at The Collins Home and will be $65 per person. It will include free champagne and rosé. To contact Jeff, you can visit his Facebook page CHEF ON THE RUN where you will also find the full menu and more information.

The Collins Home is located at 1915 Olive Street, Texarkana, Texas 75503.

Tree Haven Bridal Fair—February 20

Just in time for Valentine’s Day and all that spring wedding planning, Tree Haven, a gorgeous wedding venue “nestled in the trees of Northeast Texas” will host a bridal fair. It is open to all couples looking for all the things required to create a dream wedding!

This just so happens to be the FIRST of what will become an annual event hosted by Tree Haven, and all brides should leap at this chance to find all your wedding needs in one convenient place! There will be tons of vendors and even some hot coffee to sip on while you mingle! Vendors will include catering samples, photography, videography, floral designs, DJs, and more! Pre-sale tickets to this event are available on the Tree Haven Facebook page, $15 for brides and $10 for guests. However, if you choose not to pre-purchase, tickets will be available at the door for $20 a piece.

The event will last all day, so make sure you stop by!

Tree Haven is located at 1343 County Road 4224, Simms, Texas 75574.

Down Home at 67 Landing—February 27

The good music keeps on coming in Texarkana as the band Down Home brings their music to 67 Landing on February 27, starting at 7:30 pm! Enjoy delicious drinks and wonderful food as you revel in something that never goes out of style—GOOD music.

Admission is free so come out and have a great time!

67 Landing is located at 8400 West 7th Street, Texarkana, Texas 75501.

March Event Preview

Ark-La-Tex 100 Club Pull for Heroes Clay Shoot at Rocky Creek Outdoors, March 13

Lee Mathis and The Brutally Handsome at Whiskey River, March 19

Chonda Pierce at Heritage Church, March 21

Outdoor Clay Shoot at Rocky Creek Outdoors in collaboration with the Texarkana Rotary Club, March 26 

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