Monday To-do: April 4

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Tsunami debris outside Sendai Airport in Natori, Miyagi, a few miles southeast of Sendai Station, Sendai, Japan.

President Obama formally announced the beginning of his reelection campaign Monday morning, 20 months before the 2012 election. The announcement was released in an email message to supporters and a YouTube video.

The goal? Raise a billion dollars.

The Republican response? “Hope Isn’t Hiring.”


We’re still a little exhausted from fighting the crowd at Saturday’s opening of the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market. The weather was fantastic, the Wi-Fi was free, and the square was completely packed.

Still, the show must go on.

There’s a benefit skate party tonight at Starlight Skatium. All proceeds collected from the $7 cover charge will go to support disaster relief efforts for those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific. KXUA’s DJ EJ will provide the tunes. You provide the shuffle skating.

Elsewhere, you’ll find a few live music options and the NCAA men’s basketball championship game on every single public TV in town.

The list

UA Vol Walker Hall: James Patchett lecture — “Water: The Key to Sustainable Design”
Starlight Skatium: Tsunami relief benefit
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Honors Recital
The Perk: Open acoustic jam
Pesto Cafe: Darren Ray
Just Mondays: Sarah Hughes

Public meetings

City Hall: Board of Adjustments * – 3:45 p.m.
City Hall: Parks and Recreation Advisory Board * – 5:30 p.m.

* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel are indicated with an asterisk