Daily Flyer: Tuesday, May 8

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News Briefs

The University of Arkansas Gamma Nu Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority broke ground Saturday on a $7 million property renovation that will add 10,000 square feet to the 47-year-old house at Maple Street and Leverett Avenue.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Former Mayor Dan Coody, who lost the 2008 runoff election to Lioneld Jordan after eight years in office, will once again run for mayor of Fayetteville in the November election.

Volunteers are needed for a tree, grass and shrub planting event from 4 to 7:30 p.m. today at Sweetbriar Park, 2645 E. Sweetbriar Dr. in Fayetteville.

J.T. Wampler, brewmaster and owner of Tanglewood Branch Beer Company in south Fayetteville, officially unveiled his first five locally-brewed creations yesterday afternoon.

Five Fayetteville High School students will sign National Letters of Intent to play college athletics at a ceremony at 3 p.m. today inside the high school cafeteria.

Penguin Ed’s has a new baby penguin statue, and whoever names it will win some cash. That and more in this week’s Flyer Sponsor deals and news post.

Tuesday Events

Five Finger Death Punch

L.A.-based metal band Five Finger Death Punch will play the Arkansas Music Pavilion tonight in support of their third album,”American Capitalist” released in October 2011. The group’s first two albums went gold after selling over 500,000 copies each in the United States. Trivium and In This Moment are set to open the 8 p.m. show. Tickets are currently $33.50 at waltonartscenter.org.

Also tonight, The Pimps of Joytime play George’s Majestic Lounge, Tim Meitzen is at JJ’s and Mitchell & Emery are at Tanglewood Branch Beer Company.

Full list:

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
Fayetteville Public Library: Find It, Fund It for Nonprofits
JJ’s Grill: Tim Meitzen
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Blues jam
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Mitchell and Emery
Pesto Cafe: Jed Clampit
George’s Majestic Lounge: The Pimps of Joytime
AMP: Five Finger Death Punch / Trivium / In This Moment

Tuesday Public Meetings

4:00 p.m.Walton Arts Center CouncilWalton Arts Center
4:30 p.m.City Council Agenda Session * (agenda)City Hall, Room 326
5:15 p.m.Water, Sewer and Solid Waste Committee *City Hall, Room 326
6:15 p.m.Equipment Committee *City Hall, Room 326

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

Tuesday Birthdays

Locals: Scott Caldwell, Sarah Daigle Scott, Amy Langston, Mel Smith, Monika Isenhower, Tamara Rutledge, De’Anthony Curtis, and Angela Gardner.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Comedian Don Rickles is 86, drummer Alex Van Halen of Van Halen is 59, actress Melissa Gilbert is 48, singer Enrique Iglesias is 37, and actress Julia Whelan is 28.