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This Weekend in Russellville, August 11-13

Cheree Miller
Feb 7 4 minutes read

In this week's post, we are going outside of just Russellville to include events in other parts of the River Valley.

Bargains Galore on 64

Thursday, August 10 - Saturday, August 12

Do you like yard sales? How about 160 miles of yard sales, antiques, collectibles and flea markets! It's the 18th Annual Bargains Galore on 64. From Fort Smith to Beebe, you are sure to find something you can't live without!

Summer's End Tailgate BBQ

Friday, August 11 | 6-7 pm

Wesley United Methodist Church West

300 N Cumberland, Russellville

Summer is almost over! You are invited to a tailgate party featuring Wesley UMC's world famous BBQ chicken dinners, door prizes, and yard games. Bring your friends, family and appetites!

Noticing Nature Scavenger Hunt

August 11, 2017 @ 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville

There is great diversity in habitat and animals at Lake Dardanelle State Park, making it easy to explore and enjoy nature here. We will see how many of the nature items on our list you can find. There are some interesting things on her list, so bring your thinking cap, be ready to get creative with your answers, and let’s go nature hunting. Meet at the front desk of the visitor center. Admission is free.

3rd Annual Charlie Young Memorial 3 Man Scramble

Hosted by Galla Creek Country Club and Golf Course, Pottsville

Saturday, August 12, 7:30 am to Sunday, August 13, 6:00 pm

Largest cash pay-out in the River Valley! Guaranteed $1000 for 1st place in each flight! Dinner for players and one guest on Saturday night. Calcutta Saturday night and entertainment by Jason Campbell following Calcutta. Entry fee is $300 per team, mulligans and skins game included in entry fee. Please bring your own cart, rental carts are limited. 

70th Annual Mt. Nebo Chicken Fry

Mt. Nebo State Park, Dardanelle

10:00 am to 9:00 pm

Free admission. If you don't want to drive up the mountain, you may park at the rodeo arena at the base of the mountain and ride in a van up to Mt. Nebo State Park, 16728 W. Arkansas 155.

7 am: 10K run up the mountain for experienced runners only. Registration at 6 a.m. Cost is $25. Watermelon will be available after the run. 

9-11 am: Motorcycle show / suicide prevention. Bike entry fee $10. Winners announced at 2 pm.

10 am: Arts and Crafts booths open.
10 am: Log sawing competition sponsored by the U.S. Forestry Service. $5 per entry, proceeds go to Dardanelle High School Weightlifting Club.

10:30 am: Chicken calling contest.

11:00 am: Little Miss Pullet and Little Mr. Rooster contests.
11:00 am: Horseshoe pitching contest. 

12:00 noon: Meat-duck-calling contest with a $1,000 cash prize. Entry fee $35.

5:00 pm: Lovely Legs contest for men

Hundreds of pounds of fried chicken tenders and smoked chicken | live music will be played until 7 p.m. Chicken dinners are $6 for adults and $3.50 for children. Art show at the historic Cornwell House on the mountain.

Beekeeping & Honey Extraction Workshop

Heifer Village & Urban Farm, Little Rock

Saturday, August 12, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Learn about bees! Heifer Village and Urban Farm will host an educational workshop on beekeeping, and demonstration of honey extraction from their hives. Expect some delicious honey samples as well! This one-hour workshop will take place at Heifer Urban Farm, located behind Heifer Village in downtown Little Rock. Admission is free and open to the public.

Family Adventures at Dardanelle State Park

Saturday, August 12

1:30 - 1:45 pm  What's for Lunch Meet at the Visitor Center

1:45 - 2:00 pm  Critter Crunch Meet at the Visitor Center

2:30 - 3:30 pm  Solar Science: Eclipses Meet at Lakeview Room

6:00 - 7:00 pm  Lake Cruise Meet at the Weigh in Pavilion

Sunday, August 13

9:30 - 11:00 am Morning Kayaking Meet at the Visitor Center, $12 adults, $6 Children 6-12

2:00 - 3:00 pm  Pioneer Play Meet at the grassy area across from the Visitor Center

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