Daily Flyer: Thursday, July 17, 2014

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Local news

Firefly Fling

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The Beaver Watershed Alliance is looking for volunteers to help clean areas along the Town Branch from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Walker Park.

The kid party of the year is tomorrow. It’s the annual Firefly Fling at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.

The Illinois River Watershed Partnership will host two bicycle rides along the scenic back roads of Cave Springs on Saturday.

Also on Saturday, the city’s “Meet Your Trails” series continues with a bicycle tour of the recently completed Clear Creek Trail in north Fayetteville.

Actor, comedian, and banjo shredder Steve Martin is coming to town next month, and we’ve got tickets to give away for the show.

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Arkansas football coach Bret Bielema took to the podium for SEC Media Days yesterday afternoon. Here’s a nice recap from Arkansas Fight.


Thursday Events

7 a.m.  Fayetteville Square: Farmers’ Market
10:30 a.m.  Fayetteville Public Library: Family concert with Fork and Knife
5 p.m.  Walker Park: Town Branch stream cleanup
5 p.m.  The Garden Room: Ozark Slow Food Fund Your Farmers Benefit
6 p.m.  JJ’s Grill: Mike & Grady
6:30 p.m.  Nightbird Books: Gender Book Club
7 p.m.  Apple Blossom Brewing Co.: FLOPS homebrewing club
7 p.m.  Powerhouse Seafood: Kory Montgomery
7 p.m.  Jose’s: Red Ambition
7 p.m.  Foghorn’s on Green Acres: Eli Amey
8 p.m.  Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Benjamin Del Shreve
8 p.m.  Kingfish: Ronald Raygun / Comfortable Brother
9 p.m.  Smoke & Barrel Tavern: The Last Remark
9 p.m.  21st Amendment: Rooftop Revival
9 p.m.  George’s Majestic Lounge: The Dirty River Boys
10 p.m.  Club Push: The Beat

Thursday Meetings

9 a.m.Subdivision Committee * (agenda)City Hall, Room 326
5:30 p.m.Telecommunications Board *City Hall, Room 326
6 p.m.Ward 1 Meeting *Fayetteville Senior Center
6:30 p.m.Southeast Fayetteville Community CenterYvonne Richardson Center

Thursday Birthdays

Locals/Expats: Stephanie Jones, Eric Wilson, Carol Striegler, Chris Hornback, Katie Bruick, Jody Dilday, Windsor Dutton, Katie Parrish, William Fogleman, Marcel Buchanan, Jason Waldon, Sandra Fitch, Judson Lee, Lona Zhai and Julie Havens.
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Celebrities: Actor Donald Sutherland is 79, bassist Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath is 65, actress Lucie Arnaz is 63, actor David Hasselhoff is 62, bassist Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr. is 48, rapper Sole’ is 41, country singer Luke Bryan is 38 and actor Tom Cullen is 29.