Central Arkansas venues have a full week of commemorative events planned
Foodies, mark your calendars. On Sunday, June 6, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Boulevard Bread Co. in the Heights hosts a benefit BBQ, with 50% of the proceeds going to Felder Farm and the Dunbar Community Garden Project, both of which exist to educate local public school children on gardening, nutrition and sustainable culture. There'll be Boulevard-made 'cue with all the fixins', kids' activities, a mini-farmers' market, beer and wine and live music from Kevin Kerby, Stella Fancy and Mega Matt. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for kids and cover food, drink and fun. Call 663-5951.
Farther down the road: The first annual World Cheese Dip Championship is coming to Dickey-Stephens Park on October 9. Velveeta and Ro*tel are, aptly, co-presenters. There'll be cheese dip competitions in professional and amateur classes, cheese dip tastings, beer and wine, the Arkansas/Texas A&M football game on the jumbo tron, live music and more. Stay tuned for more info, including how to register to compete.