Daily Flyer: Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013

First Thursday returns to the downtown Fayetteville square next week.

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News Briefs

Now that First Thursday Fayetteville has grown to include the entire downtown square, it’s time to start taking advantage of all that extra space. Here’s a rundown of all the additions to the monthly festival, which returns for a new season on March 7.

The city’s Transportation Division has plans for over five miles of sidewalk work in 2013. Another 15 are planned for next year.

Two City Council members want to make sure proceeds from the recent sale of the former Tyson Mexican Original plant are put back into the surrounding southeast Fayetteville community.

After 29 years of live music, street vendors, and bed races on Dickson Street, it appears that Springfest just needed a year off to rest. The festival returns this year on May 4.

A musical super group will come together for an evening next weekend to help out one of Dickson Street’s most recognizable faces.

Thursday Events

11:30 a.m.  Bear’s Place: Richard Burnett
6 p.m.  Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Clarke Buehling and friends
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Tim Meitzen
7:30 p.m.  Jammin’ Java: Acoustic jam
7 p.m.  Hawaiian Brian’s: Effron White
7:30 p.m.  Walton Arts Center: TheatreSquared’s Sons of the Prophet
7:30 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Honeyshine
7:30 p.m.  Fayetteville Underground: John Lowell
7 p.m.  Nightbird Books: Documentary Screening: The Island President
7 p.m.  UA Global Campus: Dig In! – Food & Farming Festival
8 p.m.  Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Guest Artist Recital: Alissa Margulis, violin with Jura Margulis, piano
8 p.m.  Dickson Street Pub: Sarah Hughes
8 p.m.  Nibbles: Darren Ray
6:30 p.m.  UARK Bowl: Kickstarter launch event for Valley Inn film
8 p.m.  UA University Theatre: A Streetcar Named Desire
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: DJ Bizar
9 p.m.  The Lightbulb Club: DJ Clunk

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Thursday Meetings

9:00 a.m.Subdivision Committee * (agenda)City Hall, Room 326
5:00 p.m.Fayetteville School Board (agenda)Owl Creek School, Cafeteria
6:00 p.m.Fayetteville Council of Neighborhoods *City Hall, Room 326
6:00 p.m.Housing Authority Board of Commissioners *City Hall, Room 111

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* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Thursday Birthdays

Locals: Brent Riffel, Susan Shackelford, Angela Johnson, Ed Nicholson, Jennifer Starnes, Jen Bedwell, Bobby England, Parker Taylor and Jessica Ruff.
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Others: Actress/singer Bernadette Peters is 65, comedian Gilbert Gottfried is 58, singer Cindy Wilson of the B-52’s is 56, actress Rae Dawn Chong is 52, actress Ali Larter is 37 and singer Jason Aldean is 36.