Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Oct. 3

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News Briefs

Restaurant patrons cross a temporary construction foot bridge on the south side of East Center Street in downtown Fayetteville Wednesday. Crews began rebuilding the sidewalks on both sides of the street this week.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

During last night’s City Council meeting, aldermen approved a new feral cat trap-neuter-return program and approved a request for more Farmers’ Market days at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Here’s a brief rundown of action taken at the meeting.

The Arkansas Music Pavilion renewed its lease at the Washington County Fairgrounds for 2013. Officials are still looking for a permanent home for the venue, but said it was critical to have a temporary location locked in to keep next year’s artist and sponsor opportunities in place.

Speaking of the AMP, we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to the upcoming Avett Brothers show. Try to win ‘em!

The UA basketball teams kick off the 2012 season with Primetime at the Palace on Oct. 12.

Wednesday Events

Fayetteville Public Library: Banned Books Film Festival: Slaughterhouse Five
Greenhouse Grille: Grazzhopper
Foghorn’s on College: Effron White
JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
Legacy Blues Lounge: Nate Wong and the Jazz Tellers
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: John Silva
UA Student Union: IWPS – Last Chance Slam
Herman’s Ribhouse: Richard Burnett
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Wii Bowling
UA Campus: University Theatre: 33 Variations
UARK Bowl: Standup Open Mic Night

Wednesday Public Meetings

6:00 p.m.Fayetteville Arts Council Ad-Hoc Meeting *City Hall, Room 111

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

Wednesday Birthdays

Locals: Alice Pettway, Dan Coody, Martha Follett, Dagen Ames, Rhonda Polk, Michael Koen, Olivia Hardgrave, Jess Hoggard, Jessica Peyton, Jennifer Asberry, Heidi Holland, William Grayson, Kara Isham, Andrew Money, Henry Gaston and Pamela Holloway.
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Singer Chubby Checker is 71, magician Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy is 68, blues singer Keb’ Mo’ is 61, activist and TV personality the Rev. Al Sharpton is 58, drummer Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe is 50, actor Clive Owen is 48, singer Gwen Stefani of No Doubt is 43, singer Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys is 41, singer G. Love is 40, actress Neve Campbell is 39, singer India.Arie is 37, rapper Talib Kweli is 37, actor Seann William Scott is 36, singer Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters is 34, guitarist Josh Klinghoffer of Red Hot Chili Peppers is 33 and singer Ashlee Simpson is 28.