Daily Flyer: Thursday, April 5

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News Briefs

First Thursday returns to the Fayetteville square today at 5 p.m.

Courtesy photo

After a brief winter hibernation, one of Fayetteville’s favorite events is back. First Thursday returns to the downtown square for another season this evening.

Earth Day will be recognized by most folks on April 22 this year, but here in Fayetteville, organizers are planning on getting an early start. In fact, activities kick off today.

After nearly a year of silence, a piano duel that raged at 216 W. Dickson Street for nearly a decade will soon resume. Willy D’s owner Don Ray says he hopes to re-open the piano bar this summer.

Another offseason, another odd player departure for the Razorback basketball program. Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson announced yesterday that junior guard Julysses Nobles will not return for his senior season next year.

Thursday Events


Fayetteville Town Center: Illinois River Watershed: Rain Garden Academy
Fayetteville Square: First Thursday Fayetteville
Powerhouse Seafood: Groovement
Fayetteville Public Library: Green Your Life: Building Green Panel Discussion
JJ’s Grill: Russ Hutchison
Jammin’ Java: Open acoustic jam
Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Chamber Music Recital
Walton Arts Center: UA Inspirational Chorale
UARK Bowl: Stand-Up Open Mic
Kingfish: Chooch & The Sidehill Gougers
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Matt Smith
Rowdy Beaver Den: Left of Center
Legacy Blues Lounge: Gary Hutchison and Jody Andrews
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Isayah’s All-Stars

Thursday Public Meetings

4:00 p.m.Planning Agenda Session and Tour *City Hall, Room 111
2:00 p.m.Bid Opening: Bid 12-26, Fine Band ScreenCity Hall, Room 326
5:00 p.m.Water and Sewer Committee *City Hall, Room 326
6:00 p.m.Partners for Better HousingCity Hall, Room 111

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

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Alex Lee, Alicia Clark, Brenda Compton, Cara Ogden, Carla Atkins-Long, Charles Blomberg IV, Dennis Vacha, Jim Hunnicutt, Josh Stanley, Mark Gish, Michael Milburn, and Nicole Shipley.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Country singer Tommy Cash is 72, actor Max Gail is 69, actress Jane Asher is 66, guitarist Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) is 46, singer Paula Cole is 44, country singer Pat Green is 40, rapper-producer Pharrell Williams is 39, and actress Hayley Atwell is 30.