Daily Flyer: Thursday, March 15

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News Briefs

A firefighter with the Fayetteville Fire Department trains at a vacant Maple Street Apartments building Tuesday.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Fayetteville firefighters are conducting training exercises this week at a vacant Maple Street Apartments building near Frisco Trail an Lafayette Street. The complex owner gave the fire department permission to use the building since it’s set to soon be demolished to make room for a large-scale student housing complex.

Fayetteville Animal Shelter officials yesterday announced the second annual half-price adoption day in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, March 17. Cats are $10 and dogs are $30.

After finishing second in a nationwide competition, the UA’s Full Circle Food Pantry will send representatives to the White House to be recognized for their achievements.

St. Patrick’s Day is this Saturday. Planned events on Dickson Street include an afternoon parade and an evening pub crawl.

Thursday Events

TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb

TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb are at Smoke & Barrel this evening after a show last night in Eureka Springs. According to their Facebook page, the group is “a Philadelphia-based blues band of so and so’s who sound like Bob Seger high on cocaine in the bathtub watching Werner Herzog movies on the ceiling.” If that’s not enough of a sell, scroll on down for a video.

Also tonight, Northwest Arkansas native pop-rocker Josh Noren is at George’s, the San Francisco Jazz Collective is at Walton Arts Center, and Jed Clampit is at Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.

The full list:

Ozark Natural Foods: Cooking demo – Chef Tuesday Eastlack
JJ’s Grill: Russ Hutchison
Jammin’ Java: Acoustic jam
Fayetteville Public Library: How Nature Can Empower You
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Jed Clampit
Pesto Cafe: Sarah Hughes
Walton Arts Center: SFJAZZ Collective Plays The Music of Stevie Wonder
Dickson Street Pub: Singer-Songwriter Showcase
Rogue: Such Gold / Ghost Thrower / Seahaven / No Big Deal / Radio Sky
George’s Majestic Lounge: Josh Noren
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Dave Bright & Chris Parker
Legacy Blues Lounge: Roby Pantall and Ron Pennington
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: TJ Kong & The Atomic Bomb

Thursday Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Subdivision Committee *City Hall, Room 326
5:00 p.m.Fayetteville School Board (agenda)Adams Leadership Center
5:30 p.m.Telecommunications Board *City Hall, Room 219
6:30 p.m.Southeast Fayetteville Community CenterYvonne Richardson Center

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

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Tom Bemberg, Jodi Boyd, Terri Center, Michael Cotroneo, Fritz Gisler, Claude Graham, Alison Hammontree, Bet Hampel, Stephen Houk, Amy Kessler, Gene McVay, Abi Moser, Christine Myres, Barry Ozturk, Clay Payne, Karon Reese, and Chasity Whyte.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Actor Judd Hirsch is 77, bassist Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead) is 72, singer Mike Love (Beach Boys) is 71, singer-keyboardist Sly Stone (Sly and the Family Stone) is 69, singer Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) is 57, model Fabio is 53, singer Bret Michaels is 49, bassist Mark Hoppus (Blink 182) is 40, actress Eva Longoria is 37, musician will.i.am is 37, and rapper Young Buck is 31.

TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb – 3 Wishes

Josh Noren – What I Know