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1. “Cherish and Perpetuate” the Foundations of our Blessed Country
One of the most influential Founding Fathers of the United States, James Madison wrote in his “Advice to My Country,” “The advice nearest to my heart and deepest in my convictions is that the Union of the States be cherished and perpetuated.” James Madison, Jr. was the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817), and considered to be the “Father of the Constitution”, as he was the principal author of the document. In 1788, he wrote over a third of the Federalist Papers, still the most influential commentary on the Constitution. As a leader in the first Congresses, he drafted many basic laws and was responsible for the first ten amendments to the Constitution (said to be based on the Virginia Declaration of Rights), and thus is also known as the “Father of the Bill of Rights”.
2. Stream “Hamilton”
Friday, July 3
Stream Lin-Manuel Miranda’s multiple award-winning Broadway Musical of “Hamilton” – adapted from the Chernow biography of Alexander Hamilton. Learn how to watch here!
3. Sign Up for TAMU-T’s Webinars on the US Founding – offered by the State Bar of Texas
June 29 – June 30
Political Science Professor Gary Bugh, A&M-Texarkana’s Pre-Law Advisor, worked closely with the Texas State Bar to bring the trainings to Texarkana. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about the American founding,” Those interested can register for the virtual workshops here.
4. Texarkana Twins Baseball Game
Enjoy America’s favorite past-time – Texarkana’s own Texarkana Twins baseball season begins with HOME games at James Dobson Field! Take the whole family! View schedule here.
5. 4th of July Celebration
Saturday, July 4
We will see you at King Park on July 4th at dusk to celebrate our Independence Day with a magnificent fireworks display! Learn more.
6. 4th of July Picnic
Saturday, July 4
4th of July picnic at 4pm! Bring your own picnic for your family – there will be a grill for hamburgers or other meat. Food, Fun and Fellowship!
Circle J Cowboy Church Texarkana, AR
7. On the Campaign Trail
Saturday, July 4
Come celebrate 4th of July by coming by the Museum of Regional History. We will be unveiling a temporary pictorial exhibit showcasing the presidential candidates that have come to Texarkana during their campaign trails. We will hold a special moment for the exhibit July 4th from 2:00-4:00 PM. Admission to the museum is $5 per person and FREE for TMS members and children 3 and under. Learn more!
For more information:
Call: 903-793-4831 or Email: Morh@TexarkanaMuseums.org
8. We Cannot Just Be Quiet Opening Reception
Saturday, June 27
TRAHC and TAAC present the powerful exhibit “We Cannot Just Be Quiet – An Artful Examination of Peaceful Protest” at the Regional Arts Center on June 25 – July 18. Opening Reception is Saturday, June 27 from 1:00pm-1:20pm.
This exhibit expresses the impactful voice of peaceful protests in our country over the decades. Learn more!
9. Open Mic Night at Hopkins
Friday, July 3
Noah Rock will be hosting open mic once again on Friday night starting around 8:30 at Hopkins Downtown. Bring your instrument and come play for everyone! No cover! Learn more.
10. Inks, Succulents, and Tiles at Arts on Broad
Thursday, July 2
Inks and Succulents: Every participant will be given a white planter and a medium sized succulent. We will practice the alcohol ink techniques on a piece of paper first. When we are ready we will do the inks on the planters. Once it’s dry we will plant the succulents. These are ready to display once you get home!
Inks and Tiles: This ticket is to create the inks and tiles project. You will receive 5 hexagon marble tiles (may be substituted based on availability) to create a unique home art installation or set of coasters. This event is at the brand new Arts on Broad, a unique downtown art gallery and makerspace!
Come join us for a fun evening! Visit here.
11. FREE Online Courses, Kids’ College, and a Virtual Open House all at Texarkana College
Did you know? We are offering 10 FREE self-paced online classes! You have until June 30th to register. Click here and search “free” under courses.
Kids’ College is going online this summer! We are so excited to offer these 5 Zoom-based weekly classes from July 6–July 31. To register and read more information on each class, visit here!
Our campus buildings are still closed to the public, but we’re working hard to get students registered for Summer II, which begins July 6. Join us for a live virtual open house on Tuesday, June 30 to learn everything you need to know about getting started at Texarkana College this summer! Register here.
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