Daily Flyer: Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

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News Briefs

Restaurant patrons walk Tuesday toward the square after dining in downtown Fayetteville.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Three local businesses plan to set up shop inside the soon-to-be-vacant TV news studios on the Fayetteville downtown square.

Next year’s Bikes, Blues & BBQ motorcycle rally will be held about a week earlier than expected, according to officials.

The No. 6 ranked University of Arkansas Lady Gymbacks will visit the Fayetteville Public Library from 3-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 to read to children and sign autographs.

The Rivers, Trails & Conservation Assistance Program of the National Park Service will open its first regional office in the state on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

Thursday Events

Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
George’s Majestic Lounge: Turnpike Troubadours
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Bands as Bands: Swimming as The Strokes / The Great Scotts as the Beastie Boys
Legacy Blues Lounge: Roby Pantall and Ron Pennington / Rough Draftz
JJ’s Grill: Will Gunselman
UARK Bowl: Jason Russell feat. Mat Alano-Martin
Scarpino: Salsa night
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Theo Reynolds and Friends
Arts Live Theatre: Plan 9 From Outer Space
St. Paul’s Episcopal: Five Forty Express
Jammin’ Java: Acoustic jam

Thursday Public Meetings

3:00 p.m.Firemen’s Pension and Relief Fund Board of Trustees *City Hall, Room 326
3:00 p.m.Special Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Interview Process *City Hall, Room 111
5:30 p.m.Wedington Corridor Plan kickoffFayetteville Boys & Girls Club
6:00 p.m.Housing Authority Board of Commissioners *City Hall, Room 111
6:00 p.m.Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods *City Hall, Room 326

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

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Karla Bradley, Sara Lafargue, Phillip Schaaf, Jacklyn Smith, Jessica Stopa, Alice Watson, Ed Cheek, Tammy Fimpel, Karie Sutton, Pamela Luhn and Chris Williams.
* Send us your local birthday shout-outs.

Others: Hall of Fame college basketball coach Bob Knight is 72, political strategist and TV political commentator James Carville is 68, voice actress Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson) is 55, drummer Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers is 51, rapper Speech of Arrested Development is 44, actor Adam Goldberg is 42, actor Craig Robinson is 41, actor Michael Weston is 39, singer Katy Perry is 28 and singer Ciara is 27.