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THE WEEKEND TEN

posted: 03/19/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

1 BLOSSOM Spring is upon us, and Historic Washington State Park is celebrating with its annual Jonquil Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Boneheads: What a catch!

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The CollinsDictonary.com definition of piri piri: a hot sauce, of Portuguese colonial origin, made from red chili peppers.

Weekend Calendar

posted: 03/19/2015 1:59 a.m. Discuss

Events are free unless otherwise noted. Art & Exhibits Central Arkansas ARGENTA ART WALK 5-8 p.m. third Friday of the month, downtown North Little Rock. Music, art, food. "Images to Ponder," First Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Maple streets. A combination art and photo show featuring mixed media (501) 993-1234.

Fast Forward

posted: 03/19/2015 1:58 a.m. Discuss

Things to do next week and next month. Next week Christian contemporary: Skillet, King & Country and other top contemporary Christian artists will pack North Little Rock's Verizon Arena when Winter Jam 2015 blows into town, 6 p.m. March 27.

The TV Column: Easter programs: So many choices, only two eyes

posted: 03/19/2015 1:56 a.m. Discuss

Isn't it unnerving how the TV schedules remain quiet and peaceful for weeks on end and then erupt with a flurry of frenetic activity? A lot of network planning and focus groups must be involved.

ENTERTAINMENT NOTES

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Elsewhere in entertainment and the arts: Midtown Men Four stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys (Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer) perform “’60s hits with a modern twist” in The Midtown Men, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Fine Arts Center, East Arkansas Community College, 1700 Newcastle Road, Forrest City, part of the college’s Spotlight Series.

Music: Valley of Vapors times music festival just right

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The Valley of the Vapors Independent Music Festival has a couple of events it's connected to: spring break and the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas (March 13-22), which means many music acts pass close enough to Hot Springs to dip their musical toes in the Spa City waters.

MUSIC: Two Cow Garage weathers winter storm on way to fest

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It's a Monday afternoon earlier this month and Two Cow Garage drummer David Murphy has news of a rare sighting.

Special Event: Arts, crafts displays bloom at annual Jonquil Festival

posted: 03/19/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

On a typical day at Historic Washington State Park, visitors stroll along wooden sidewalks, exploring restored and refurbished homes, businesses and churches, trying their hands at dipping candles or learning to use an old printing press. But it's during the annual Jonquil Festival that they can really get their hands on unique goods made the old-fashioned way.

Music Scene: Magic Cropdusters to fly in; Blacktop rolls to the Pump

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The Magic Cropdusters, a legendary central Arkansas group, will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Gallery 26. Admission is free.

Are We There Yet?: Fests revel in edamame, Scots, trains, music

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Spring is a prime festival season in Arkansas. The icy interludes of winter are (let's hope) behind us. And the torrid heat of summer lies well over the horizon.

TRANSITIONS

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With business license and health inspecti0n certificate now in hand, 5 p.m. today is the target for the opening for dinner of Ira's Park Hill Grill, formerly Elizabeth McMullen's E's Bistro, in the Lakehill Shopping Center, 3812 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock. Lunch is expected to start Tuesday. Chef/owner Ira Mittleman has made extensive changes to the front of the house, including a new granite-topped bar, which, when the liquor license comes through -- Mittleman says that could happen any time -- he'll open at 4 p.m. (The restaurant already has a license to serve wine and beer, the first Park Hill restaurant to get one after the previously local-option dry area voted to go back to "wet.")

Selected restaurants

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Weekly theme listings reflect a range of dining possibilities in central Arkansas. Restaurant reviewers' visits are anonymous and all expenses are paid by the

Tell Me About It: Wife snooped on husband's furtive chats with old flame

posted: 03/19/2015 1:48 a.m. Discuss

DEAR CAROLYN: I am a snooper. The first time I snooped on my husband it was really just curiosity -- he left open a chat window and didn't sign out. Instead of signing him out, I read it, and when I saw something suspicious, I went back into their previous chat history and found more on-the-border communications.

Helpful Hints

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DEAR HELOISE: I have a hint for facial-tissue boxes. When the tissues are about halfway down, I put two clean golf balls in the box. Their weight keeps the box from jumping off the counter as the last tissues are pulled out, and the golf balls don't snag the tissues.

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