Daily Flyer: Thursday, May 29, 2014

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Fayetteville Regional Park land

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Construction is underway on a trailhead that will connect the city’s regional park land to about eight miles of hiking and off-road biking trails atop Mount Kessler.

The Gulley Park summer concert series begins tonight at 7 p.m.

Officials with the Arkansas Music Pavilion announced two new performances for the 2014 roster: Latin music singer-songwriter Pepe Aguilar, and comedian duo Cheech & Chong.

The 2014 NWA Pride Parade will take place Saturday, June 14 in downtown Fayetteville, organizers announced this week.

Tyson Foods Inc. on Thursday announced a $6.2 billion proposal to buy the Hillshire Brands Co.

A University of Arkansas student was awarded a prestigious $24,000 James Madison Fellowship to help her pay for graduate studies.

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If you missed a chance to try Apple Blossom Brewing Co.‘s new Block Street Bock at the Block Street Block Party last weekend, you can still try it at the brewery.

State representative Charlie Collins gave a commencement address to a standing room-only crowd during the Haas Hall Academy graduation ceremony held Tuesday at the Fayetteville Town Center.

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The Arkansas men’s and women’s track & field programs won several postseason SEC awards as announced by the league Tuesday.

Today marks day one of competition at the 2014 NCAA West Preliminary at John McDonnell Field in Fayetteville. Both the Razorbacks men’s and women’s track & field teams will compete.


Thursday Events

7 a.m.  Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Mike & Grady
6 p.m.  Ozark Natural Foods: Gardening Class
6:30 p.m.  Pesto Cafe: Isayah Warford & Chooch Meisenbacher
7 p.m.  Speakeasy: Comedy open mic night
7 p.m.  Christian Life Cathedral: Family Force 5
7 p.m.  Jose’s: Black Water
7 p.m.  Gulley Park: National Park Radio
7 p.m.  Wasabi: DJ Mixx Tenn
7:30 p.m.  Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall: Summer Chamber Music Festival
7 p.m.  Foghorn’s on Green Acres: Scott Miller
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Nate Hancock & The Declaration
8 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: Dick Johnson CD Release
8 p.m.  The Stolen Glass: Atomic Hi-5
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Down Home Punch
8:30 p.m.  Kingfish: Benjamin Del Shreve
9 p.m.  21st Amendment: Rooftop Revival
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: Tangible Green
10 p.m.  Club Push: The Beat

Thursday Meetings

9 a.m.Subdivision Committee * (agenda)City Hall, Room 326
3 p.m.Special Policemen’s Pension Meeting *City Hall, Room 326

Thursday Birthdays

Locals/Expats: Katie Kiki, Nicole Hardiman, Todd Wacaster, Brian Rogers, Ursula Nieto, Mindy Stephens, Jennifer Petty and Mirna Shumate.
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Others: Actor Kevin Conway is 72, composer Danny Elfman is 61, singer LaToya Jackson is 58, actress Annette Bening is 56, actor Rupert Everett is 55, singer Melissa Etheridge is 53, actress Lisa Whelchel is 51, cartoonist Aaron McGruder is 40, singer Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls is 39, and actor Brandon Mychal Smith is 25.