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Mistletoe Market Day Two

The ninth annual Mistletoe Market, hosted by the Arkansas Women’s Business Center, continues today in the MAD First Financial Music Hall, 101 Locust. The Mistletoe Market offers exclusive shopping opportunities for local residents, with more than 65 vendors from around the Ark-La-Tex selling food, handmade crafts, holiday decorations, clothes, jewelry, art and home goods.

The market is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for patrons who did not purchase VIP tickets Friday. For more information, visit

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Good Food for the Body & Soul

The sixth annual Sharion Bailey Whitlock Good Food for the Body and Soul Thanksgiving Dinner, presented by the Bailey Family and Meet Me at the Court, is set for noon today in the TAC House, 1115 N. West Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

Military veterans and first responders will be recognized. Veteran honorees are Bishop George Calloway Jr. and Charles Freeman. For more information, call Bailey at 870-310-0391, Theodore Bailey at 870-814-6396 or James Curley.

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Homeless Awareness

The Young Artist Studio and New Creations Life Center will hold a homeless awareness event today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Union County Courthouse in downtown El Dorado. The event will include basic health screenings, information and donations table.

For more information, contact Janice Bush at 870-863-7437.

New Creations Life Center is a non-profit organization striving to address homelessness in the local community. YAS was formed to foster the creative abilities of youth in the community, with the goal to strengthen academic and social skills while building 

More information can be found about both organizations on Facebook under The Young Artists Studio and New Creations Life Center.

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Boomtown Opry

The Boomtown Opry will kick off at 7 p.m. tonight in the El Dorado Municipal Auditorium, 100 W. Eighth St. The show will feature the house band led by BJ Kyle and other band members, Gene Simmons, Henry Matthews, Willie Glover, Andy Ray, Chip Bricker, Tammy Fogle and Southern Koast (Keith Owens and Susan Tolin). Tolin and Fogle will provide background vocals and Owens, executive producer of the show, will also serve as emcee.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $10 at General-admission tickets are also available at the door for $15 and $5 for children 12 and under. Children 5 and under are admitted free.

The Boomtown Opry is a family-friendly event. A portion of the proceeds from the Boomtown Opry shows benefits the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado. For more information, visit

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'An Evening of Culture' Pre-Show

“An Evening of Culture — Faith County: Romeo and Juliet”, a spoof on Shakespeare’s classic love story, will open with a pre-show reception at 7 p.m. tonight at the South Arkansas Arts Center, 110 E. Fifth. The show, which was written by Arkansan Mark Landon Smith, who is currently executive director of Arts Live Theatre in Fayetteville, follows at 7:30 p.m.

Performances are also set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 17 and at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for SAAC members and $20 for the general public.

For more information or to make reservations, call SAAC at 870-862-5474.

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Live Saturday Night!

Pat Mason & the Bayou Boogie will perform at 8 p.m. for Live Saturday Night! at the Griffin Restaurant, 101 East Locust St.

Bayou Boogie is a professional touring band that performs authentic Zydeco and Cajun music in its vast repertoire, which also includes Blues, Swamp Rock, Soul, R&B and other popular forms of music. Bayou Boogie is the only band of its kind in North Louisiana and is one of the most popular and sought-after bands in the Ark-La-Tex region.

Admission is free. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made on or by calling the restaurant at 870-444-3008.

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