Newport Chamber Events Scheduled For August

The Artist in U by Unity Health will have a watercolor class for adults on Tuesday, August 6, with artists Penny Jo Pausch and Aline McCracken from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. located inside the NEDC building. Please call the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce to reserve your spot at (870)523-1009. The class is FREE and all materials are provided.

Newport Elementary School Open House will be Thursday, August 8, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Jackson County Community Theatre will have a production of The Music Man at the ASU-Newport Center for the Arts on August 8 and 9 beginning at 7:00 p.m. On Sunday, August 11, the show will start at 2:00 p.m. Tickets for adults are $10 and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the following locations: Merchants and Planters Bank (Newport, Tuckerman, Batesville, Searcy & McCrory), Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, First Community Bank in Newport, and tickets will be available at the door. For more information, follow the Jackson County Community Theater on Facebook.

The Monster Beats concert sponsored by M&P Banking Insurance and Investments will return to the Terry Scoggins Memorial Stage on Saturday, August 10, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The featured act will be the Ten Penny Gypsy Band. They are a nominee for album of the year for the Arkansas Country Music Association.

George Kell Motors Chevy Youth Sports Test Drive Event and City Wide Pep Rally will be Friday, August 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. located at the Newport High School Field parking lot. Just look for the Chevy tent! Everyone come out and support your Newport Greyhounds.

Gränges Monster Fun Nights will be Saturday, August 17, with Galen Harp, the 2016 World Champion Juggler and Director of the Institute of Jugglology. Everyone come out to the Front Street Park at 7:00 p.m. and enjoy a FREE show.

Postmaster Spirit’s Paranormal Party will be Saturday, August 17, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. located at 200 Hazel Street. Members from Off the Chain Paranormal will look into unexplained sounds and abnormal activities in the old post office. Everyone is invited to come meet the team and find out what is involved in a paranormal investigation.

On Tuesday, August 20, The Arkansas Steel Associates/KASU Monster Groovez concert will feature Gerry Moss Blues Guitar on the Terry Scoggins memorial stage from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Gerry spent two years as the lead guitarist in the house band at B.B. King’s club on Beale Street in Memphis. Everyone come out and enjoy this FREE concert.

Gränges Monster Fun Nights returns Saturday, August 24, to the Front Street Park with Ellisa Sun on her National Dreamboat Tour. Ellisa has been characterized as a blend of alt-pop, soul and R&B. The show begins at 7:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy show.
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