Final Friday returns for August and with it comes the 100-year celebration of the Cochran Building at 2nd Avenue and Gunsmoke Street.
In 1917, the Mosher and Coachran Drug Store moved to the Gunsmoke location where it was met with drug stores such as Cambell, May Drug Store, the A&A and the Palace drug store.
Owned by George Cochran, the property was bought in 1913 who tore down the building at the property and rebuilt to what it is today.
That location is now home to Flowers By Irene that has been at the Cochran building since 2005.
"To celebrate the anniversary we will be having a birthday party," said Flowers by Irene owner Lisa Jackson. "We will have cake from 2 to 5 p.m. leading into our Final Friday celebration.
"Our drink special will be a pineapple upside down cake."
Final Friday activities for Flowers by Irene will be from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Carnegie Center for the Arts Final Friday will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and will feature the jewelry art creations of Carolyn Johnson, whom, according to the Carnegie Facebook page, has offered a special buy one at full price and get the second item half off.
There will be wine, beer and finger foods available.
Eryn's Downtown Center will also be having Final Friday specials from 5 to 7 p.m.
Running from 6 to 8 p.m. at the 2nd Ave. Art Guild will be the art of Katrina McCarter and Margaret Butcher.
"The inspiration for my work develops through observation of previous styles, objects from the past and experiences," said McCarter in a press release. "Through reimagining and transforming these objects a sense of longing and nostalgia are created.
"The imagery used in the work relates to the domestic, past styles, and nature, creating a connection and longing for a former time." McCarter's medium is in ceramics with Butcher's in watercolor and acrylic.
The Depot Theater will be holding Final Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and will feature live music from Rad the Ghost.
The Depot will also be serving popcorn, tacos and apples.
The Boot Hill Distillery will hold Final Friday from 8 to 10 p.m.
"There won't be any live music at BHD this week," distillery marketing director Mark Vierthaler said. "However, we will be featuring a speciality cocktail, something that we'll start doing every Final Friday."
The distillery cocktail is Born Unto Trouble and consists of Boot Hill Red Eye Whiskey, fresh lemon juice, honey blossom syrup and fresh egg white.
It is shaken and garnished with an Angostura swirl, an orange wedge and fresh cherry.
"It will be $10 a person," Vierthaler said. "Only because it's a bit fancier and a bit more labor intensive.
"Of course, we do need to warn - consuming raw eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness.
"We're excited to start offering these monthly special cocktails in an effort to bring different flavor profiles and mixing styles that our patrons might not otherwise see.
"We will also have the patio open with extra seating so everyone can enjoy themselves both inside and out."
From 9 to 11 p.m. will be Live at the Longhorn Room at Boot Hill Casino and Resort.
The event is free to the public but you must be 21 years old or older to attend and will feature Ask Vinnie Unplugged.
The trolley will not be running this Final Friday and those holding events ask that people get a designated driver if they choose to be drinking.
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