Daily Flyer: Tuesday, March 6

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News Briefs

Over 260 kids of all ages wait to jump into the Wilson Park swimming pool after breaking the world record for the largest swim lesson in June 2010. The City Council will consider authorizing surface repairs for the 80-year-old pool at tonight’s meeting.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

The Fayetteville City Council will consider renovation plans for the 80-year-old Wilson Park Pool during this week’s regular council meeting.

Fayetteville police yesterday announced they’ll have an increase presence on the city’s trail system. Officers will patrol the trails on foot, on bicycles, on ATVs and on motorcycles.

The Fayetteville High School boys basketball team will face Little Rock Hall in the state finals at 7 p.m. Friday, March 9 at Summit Arena in Hot Springs. Live audio will be broadcast for those who can’t make it.

In other news, Walton Arts Center announced the 2012-13 Broadway series, UARK Bowl added a second Carlos Mencia show this weekend, and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel will speak at the Walton Arts Center this week.

Don’t forget to check this week’s deals and news from our sponsors when you get a chance.

Tuesday Events

The Devil Makes Three

Country/bluegrass/punk band The Devil Makes Three is in town tonight for a show at George’s Majestic Lounge.

The Santa Cruz, Calif.-based trio, who recently finished a tour opening for Celtic punk rockers Flogging Molly, will soon hit the festival circuit including Bonnaroo, Delfest, and our area’s own Wakarusa.

Also tonight, songwriter Marshall Mitchell plays the latest installment of the Music on the Mountain Series at Mount Sequoyah Retreat and Conference Center. Admission is $5 and the show starts at 7 p.m.

The full list:

JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
Nightbird Books: Fayetteville Stitch & Bitch
Mt. Sequoyah: Marshall Mitchell
Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit
Walton Arts Center: Concert Band and Wind Symphony Concert
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: David Bright & Chris Parker Acoustic Duo
George’s Majestic Lounge: The Devil Makes Three

Tuesday Public Meetings

6:00 p.m.City Council Meeting * (agenda)City Hall, Room 219

» View all of this week’s public meetings
* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Tuesday Birthdays

Locals: Charlie Nakic, Hope Bradberry, Karen, Underwood, Lane Coleman, Laura Robinson, Megan Chapman, Michelle Wearsch, and William Lyle.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Singer Mary Wilson (The Supremes) is 68, drummer Hugh Grundy (The Zombies) is 67, singer-guitarist David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) is 66, actor-director Rob Reiner is 65, actor Tom Arnold is 53, actor D.L. Hughley is 49, actress Connie Britton (American Horror Story) is 45, former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is 40, rapper Beanie Sigel is 38, pro BMX rider Ryan Nyquist is 33, and drummer Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend) is 28.

The Devil Makes Three – “Old Number 7” (live at the Mystic Theater)