Daily Flyer: Wednesday, March 7

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News Briefs

Farmers’ Market season is only about a month away. Who’s excited?

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

The Fayetteville Farmers’ Market will begin its 39th season on Saturday, April 7. After opening day, the market will be open Saturdays from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m., and on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Organizers of First Thursday Fayetteville will be able to double the footprint of the monthly event now that the City Council has approved an ordinance allowing the closure of the entire square on the first Thursday evening of the season.

Mayor Lioneld Jordan will hold the first Town Hall Meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Monday, March 12 at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center.

Looking for a brief rundown of action taken at last night’s City Council meeting? We post one of those after every single meeting, y’know? Here’s the latest.

Grammy Award-winning artist Bela Fleck is coming to Fayetteville in about a month, and he’s bringing arguably the best lineup of Flecktones ever assembled with him.

Wednesday Events

Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and author of Night, will speak at 7 p.m. at the Walton Arts Center as part of the University of Arkansas student-funded Distinguished Lectures Series. A 30-minute book signing will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. Free tickets will be available beginning at 6 p.m. at the doors of the Walton Arts Center. Seating is limited, so get there early.

Anyone interested in meeting the folks with “Ride America for Safe Routes” should head over to Tanglewood Branch Beer Co. at 6 p.m. The group is riding 5,000 miles, from Key West, Fla., to San Francisco, to raise awareness for fitness and bicycle safety.

Also tonight, there’s live music at a handful of venues, a comedy open mic night at UARK Bowl and Arts Live Theatre begins its run of The Outsiders.

The full list:

Greenhouse Grille: Jonathan Trawick
JJ’s Grill: Brandon White
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Old Time Fiddle Jam / Meet the Safe Routes Riders
Walton Arts Center: Elie Wiesel
Rogue: The Dawg Hunt
Arts Live Theatre: The Outsiders
Legacy Blues Lounge: Mo Brothers
UARK Bowl: Stand-Up Open Mic
JR’s Lightbulb Club: Take Over And Destroy / Perpetual Werewolf / Left Holding the Gun
Stone Pony: A Skylit Drive / Crown The Empire / Such Creatures Exist / Am I the Sea / Silent Waits the Archer

Wednesday Public Meetings

4:30 p.m.Girl Scout 100th Anniversary ProclamationCity Hall, Room 326
5:00 p.m.Ordinance Review CommitteeCity Hall, Room 111

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

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Courtney Wells, Greg Guillot, James Clark, John McGettigan, John Green, Kerri Teague, Melissa McCarty, Renee Brochu, Stan Szmyd, Terri Trotter, and Vickie Parker.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: TV personality Willard Scott is 78, bassist Chris White (The Zombies) is 69, singer Peter Wolf (J. Geils Band) is 66, actor Bryan Cranston is 56, comedian Wanda Sykes is 48, actress Rachel Weisz is 42, actor Peter Sarsgaard is 41, actress Jenna Fisher is 38, and actress Laura Prepon is 32.