Here are a few of the things going on in or a short distance from South Logan County in the coming days.
Ice Cream Social/Family Night
The Booneville First United Methodist Church invites you to join them for an ice cream social and family BINGO on Sunday evening, Aug. 19, in the church’s UMC Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m.
Everyone is asked to bring ice cream, cookies or brownies to the event. Prizes for the BINGO winners will consist of gently used “treasures” donated from members of the congregation.
NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet
The Gary Watts/Mount Magazine Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host its annual NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the First National Bank Community Center, located at 11 East Main Street in Paris.
The Beatles Vs Elvis
The music of The Beatles and Elvis Presley will never be eclipsed by another artist, according to many fans.
Two individuals who have pledged their allegiance to the still-popular work created by Presley, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are Scot Bruce and Axel Clarke, two multi-instrumentalists who say they are “living the dream.”
Bruce and Clarke portray Presley and Starr, respectively, in the touring show, “The Beatles Vs. Elvis — A Musical Showdown,” which will include an appearance at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Arkansas Best Corp. Performing Arts Center, 55 S. Seventh St. The family friendly event is part of a 125-city tour of the U.S., Canada and Australia and features hit-heavy sets by Bruce and Clarke’s Beatles tribute band, Abbey Road.
“Me and the guys in my band, we love the music for several reasons,” said Bruce, who lives in Palm Springs, Calif. “As far as Elvis and The Beatles go, the songs are just so good. They stand the test of time because the songs we are celebrating were recorded 50 years ago, and they are just as catchy and relevant today as when folks first heard them on the radio back then.”
The concert-style event will commemorate the 41st anniversary of Presley’s death, he said.
Aaron Lewis will appear at CenterStage inside the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Roland, Okla., at 8 p.m. on Aug. 17.
According to Wikipedia, ‘Lewis is an American singer, songwriter and musician, who is the lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and founding member of the alternative metal band Staind, with whom he released seven studio albums. He has also enjoyed a successful solo career in country music.”
Albums include his debut EP Town Line, a full-length solo release, The Road, and his second studio album, Sinner.
Join country music chart-topper, U.S. Army veteran and entrepreneur Craig Morgan for a free concert in Lee Creek Tavern inside the Cherokee Creek Casino and Hotel in Roland, Okla., at 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17.
Morgan, whose hits include That’s What I Love About Sunday, International Harvester, Bonfire, This Ole Boy and Wake Up Lovin’ You is touring in support of his 10th album, A Lot More To Me.