Daily Flyer: Thursday, April 12

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News Briefs

Nearly three dozen Ford Model T cars sat in the parking lot at Comfort Inn and Suites Thursday morning. The Arkansas Tin Lizzies, a chapter of the Model T Ford Club of America, arrived yesterday for their 2012 Springtime in the Ozarks tour.

Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Clif Bar & Company, a 20-year-old manufacturer of energy bars headquartered in Emery, Calif., will soon open a regional sales office on Dickson Street.

City officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday to celebrate a new kiosk placed near the southern trail entrance of Mount Sequoyah Woods. The sign illustrates and describes the natural trails, flora, and wildlife of the area.

The Bobby Petrino scandal has officially gone international. Taiwanese company Next Media Animation, known for its animated takes on current events, released a brief re-telling of Petrino’s recent antics.

Fayetteville Roots Festival organizers confirmed today that legendary singer/songwriter John Prine will co-headline the four-day festival set to begin Aug. 23.

Thursday Events

Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Photo: Jeremy Cowart

The original Béla Fleck and the Flecktones lineup is on tour, and stops in town tonight for a 7 p.m. show at the Walton Arts Center. Tickets range from $28 to $52 at waltonartscenter.org.

Also tonight, Randy Rogers Band is at George’s, TheatreSquared’s “The Fall of the House” opens at Nadine Baum Studios, and Cindy Woolf is at Kingfish.

The full list:

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
JJ’s Grill: Barrett Baber
Legacy Blues Lounge: Jones and Leah
Jammin’ Java: Acoustic jam
Dickson Street Pub: Singer-Songwriter Showcase
Powerhouse Seafood: The Swoops
Nadine Baum Studios: TheatreSquared: The Fall of the House
Walton Arts Center: Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Tiffany Christopher
Kingfish: Cindy Woolf
Rowdy Beaver Den: Jeff Horton Band
Fresco Cafe & Pub: Anthony Ball & Friends
George’s Majestic Lounge: Randy Rogers Band
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: DJ Derrick
UARK Bowl: Stand-up Open Mic

Thursday Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Subdivision Committee *City Hall, Room 326
12:00 p.m.Fayetteville Forward Inclusion GroupCity Hall, Room 111
1:30 p.m.Airport Board *Drake Field, Conference Room
5:00 p.m.School Board Workshop – Grade ConfigurationAdams Leadership Center
5:30 p.m.Historic District Commission *City Hall, Room 326
5:30 p.m.Environmental Action Committee *City Hall, Room 111
6:00 p.m.Fayetteville Forward Creative Economy GroupNew Design School

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

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Aaron Weidner, Amber Kruth, Brad Simmons, Brian Bivens, Caroline Snodgrass, Drew Walls, Jared Humphrey, Joyce Kennedy, Mary Karsten, Michael Doc Davis, Renée Janski, and Stephanie Gowdy.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Musician Herbie Hancock is 72, actor Ed O’Neill is 66, actor Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years) is 65, talk-show host David Letterman is 65, actor Andy Garcia is 56, country singer Vince Gill is 55, singer Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) is 48, actress Shannen Doherty is 41, and actress Claire Danes is 33.