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This Weekend in the River Valley

Cheree Miller
Oct 7 20 minutes read

Looking for an excuse to get out of the house? Do you have out-of-town company you want to keep entertained? Or maybe you're glad the work week is finished and want something to do this weekend! We have searched high and low to find out what's happening in the River Valley. This is not a COMPLETE list, but here are several great ideas. You're sure to find one that's perfect for you! If there's something you would like us to add to the list, please let us know!

Have a blessed weekend!


Friday, June 29, 2018


Summer Reading Program

Friday, June 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. (also Saturday, June 30 at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.)
Pope County Library System,116 E 3rd St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801

The Summer Reading Program continues through June 30th. All reading logs must be turned in by June 28th for all prize drawing eligibility. Daily programs and events will be added to the Facebook events page.


Popcorn and a Movie

Friday, June 29, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
First Security Bank, 2504 W Main St, Russellville, AR 72801

Our FREE Popcorn and a Movie event typically takes place on the final Friday evening of each month in Heritage Hall.  This month’s selection will be A Wrinkle in Time. Free water and popcorn will be provided.


Evening Sale!

Friday, June 29, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
The River Valley Shelter for Battered Women & Children Thrift Store, Inc.
811 East Main Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72801

Let's go shopping! Proceeds benefit the River Valley Shelter for Women & Children.


Movie Night

Friday, June 29, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bible Baptist Church - Russellville, 578 Sparksford Drive, Russellville, Arkansas 72802

Join us for movie night in the gymnasium starting at 6:00 p.m.!


Brick Fields in Russellville AR

Friday, June 29, 2018 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The Old Bank Sports Grill,220 W Main St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801

Brick Fields Blues Therapy at The Old Bank Grill in Russellville AR from 8PM to 11PM


Yoga for Kids

Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Peace of Mine Yoga Studio, 219 East Broadway, Morrilton, Arkansas 72110
Cost: $10, K-6th grade

When kids practice yoga regularly they live a healthier life, their self image improves, they show more compassion toward others, and they improve their concentration power. Joanna will be leading an hour long session of yoga specifically targeting children. There will be practice of poses, yoga games, and a time for stillness and breath.


Rock The Library

Friday, June 29, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Atkins Centennial Library, 216 NE 1st ST, Atkins, Arkansas 72823

Musicians welcome! Come and help us Rock the Library through the month of June.
Acoustic guitar, harmonica,percussion etc. Please spread the word and share this event if you know a local musician.
This is a free opportunity to perform in a public forum in a family friendly environment.



Saturday, June 30, 2018


Music Downtown at Sundown June Concert

Saturday, June 30, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Main Street Russellville, 320 W C St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801

Dry Town and Downhill Runners perform at this FREE Concert at Depot Park!


4th of July Pictures in the Alley

Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Kurt Jones Photography, 308 W B St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Kurt Jones Photography and The Alley

PICTURES IN THE ALLEY - We'll be set up on Thursday (6.28.18) from 6:30-7:30pm and Saturday (6.30.18) from 6:00-7:30pm for 4TH OF JULY PICTURES IN THE ALLEY. Cost is ONLY $5 per pose and includes a 5x7 print. Additional prints, enlargements and high resolution digital images with a print release may also be purchased. Pets and props are welcome! We hope to see you there! #norulesinthealley


Ragin' Cajun Raffle

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Gumbo Zydeco, 2405 East Parkway, Russellville, Arkansas 72802

Back by popular demand! Gumbo Zydeco is set to host the second raffle of the year. Much like the first raffle, this is set to give away 4 prizes totaling $3,000! All four winners of the last raffle are welcome to participate again. We cannot wait to host this and hope everyone comes to the restaurant throughout this month to buy tickets!


Dedication Ceremony

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 2:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cecil Riley Memorial Park, Hector, Arkansas 72843
Hosted by City of Hector, Arkansas

Ceremony to dedicate the Hector Fallen Soldier Memorial


Howard & Skye at Gumbo Zydeco!

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Gumbo Zydeco, 2405 East Parkway, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by Howard & Skye Music

Jonathan Howard and Blueflower Skye performing acoustic Americana covers and originals. 6-8pm. All ages, family-friendly and no cover.


Partner Yoga

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Serenity Yoga, 908 W Main St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Cost: $20 per person

This event is all about communicating with your partner and others in order to gain strength, flexibility, and balance. Participants will work together and every person will have the opportunity to experience nearly 30 postures in a safe and supported manner. The postures build on one another from simple to more advanced as they become more comfortable with one another.


Neighbor's Table

Saturday, June 30, 2018 11:30 a.m.
All Saints' Episcopal Church Russellville AR, 501 S Phoenix Ave, Russellville

All are welcome to attend this no pressure, no questions asked free lunch. Doors open at 11:30am. Fresh coffee is served and then lunch is served at 12pm to 1pm.

In addition to the wholesome and delicious hot FREE LUNCH served two other offerings for our Neighbors are now available: Guests who come for lunch can now pick up a sack lunch to take with them and have a second free meal; and, after lunch, there are usually “take-outs” available (and, as always, generous portions of “seconds” are served before dessert.)

Also, the clergy and people of All Saints’ have begun a new “Loaves and Fishes” ministry, with Sunday morning offerings at the altar now including necessities like cereal, peanut butter, shelf-stable milk, toilet paper, toiletries, hand soap, and detergent. The available items gifted each Sunday will be distributed on the following Saturday to Neighbors Table guests after the meal.


Dinner and a Movie

Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Drewry Farm & Orchards, 267 Vaughn circle, Dover, Arkansas 72837

Dinner at the farm and movie to follow! Either a meatloaf with sides and drink for $7 or a PB&J for $3. We will still be serving breakfast this Saturday morning as well. Movie is TBA but will be family friendly! Popcorn and snacks available as well! If you just want a home cooked meal and to not watch the movie, we have to go containers available! If time permits, we will be playing a game of bingo, in which case there are always prizes!



Downhill Runners

Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Train Depot, 320 West C Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Downhill Runners

We are so excited to be a part of Music Downtown at Sundown this year! We can’t wait to see everyone June 30th, and we are totally stoked about playing with Dry Town! Make plans to attend now and don’t miss this awesome show. And, don’t forget, Downtown at Sundown is holding concerts every month on the last Saturday starting in May and lasting all summer! Don’t miss it!


Ladies LIFT

Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Bible Baptist Church - Russellville, 578 Sparksford Drive, Russellville, Arkansas 72802

Ladies will be meeting in the gym at 11:00AM for LIFT. This is a time of fellowship and devotion followed by a lunch.


Sunday, July 1, 2018


Singing

Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Pleasant Grove Community Church, Larue Ridge Rd, Dover, Arkansas 72837

Guest singers SOUTHERN TRADITION from Sikeston Mo. will be here. Starts at 11am. Potluck will be served after singing. Everyone welcome!


Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend


Playing it Safe

Friday, June 29, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Petit Jean State Park1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: CCC Room at Mather Lodge

Meet Park Interpreter Matt at the CCC room in Mather Lodge to discover some ways to have safe and enjoyable hikes at Petit Jean State Park. We will also review the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes. This program will last about 30 minutes.

Petit Jean Bird Bingo

Friday, June 29, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Historic CCC Room at Mather Lodge

Join Park Interpreter BT for a fun game of Bird Bingo. As we play, we’ll make discoveries about birds that make Petit Jean State Park their home. The whole family is welcome to join.

Noticing Nature Scavenger Hunt

Friday, June 29, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center

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 the list, so bring your thinking cap, be ready to get creative with your answers, and let’s go nature hunting.

Owl Prowl

Friday, June 29, 2018 from 8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Cedar Falls Overlook Parking Area

Meet Park Interpreter BT to discover more about the nocturnal birds of prey called owls that make Petit Jean State Park their home. Before the evening is over, we will invite a few owls to come in for a visit. Please bring a flashlight for the walk out. 

Cedar Falls Overlook Stroll

Friday, June 29, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Breezeway of Historic Mather Lodge

Bring your binoculars, if you have them, and join Park Interpreter BT. We are making a short hike to the Cedar Falls Overlook, looking for summer wildflowers and bird species along the way. We will have a few binoculars on hand for those without them. 

Mather Lodge Tour

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Breezeway of Historic Mather Lodge

Join Park Interpreter BT for a tour of this architectural park gem. Discover some secrets of the past and gain insight into the undergone changes of one of Arkansas’s most treasured landmarks. 

Backyard Birding

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Petit Jean State Park1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center Exhibit Room

Meet Park Interpreter Ross to watch our feathered friends. Do you have the same birds in your backyard, or are they different? Bring a bird guidebook if you have one, and join in the fun! 

Crumple Watershed

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Dardanelle Area Campground near the Playground

The watershed surrounding Lake Dardanelle is the backbone for the Arkansas River as the river journeys through the lake creating opportunities for people like you. Join a park interpreter near the playground at the Dardanelle Area campground to learn about Lake Dardanelle’s vast and wide watershed. Then make your own watershed and see how the water rolls through your land!

Snakes of Petit Jean

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: CCC Room at Mather Lodge

Join Park Interpreter Matt at the CCC room at Mather Lodge and learn about some of the snakes that inhabit Petit Jean State Park's special ecosystem. At this program, you will learn about the roles that snakes play in our environment, have a chance to discuss some snake myths, and possibly even get to see a live snake up close. This program lasts about 30 minutes.

Stories of Lake Dardanelle

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Orientation Room

Exploration, opportunity, and progress forged the culture you find here today. Meet a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room to hear some stories of the past that create the wonderful and unique culture in the River Valley.

Take Nothing but Pictures

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: CCC Overlook

Join Park Interpreter Ross to enjoy one of the most scenic views on the mountain. We will talk a little about the resources we have here at Petit Jean State Park and some ways we can help to preserve them. 

Hangin' in Hammocks - Story Edition

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 8:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Boathouse

Bring your hammocks or blankets and join Park Interpreter Sam at the boathouse to relax and learn about different recreations people have participated in over the last century while camping at Petit Jean State Park. Discover who the CCC were, some of the traditions they created that are still carried on today in the park, and a bit about how they influenced the way you recreate here today! After the program we may even sit around and share camping stories of our own.

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Highway 155, Dardanelle, AR  72834
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center Back Porch

Join a park interpreter to take a hike and see if you can find everything on the scavenger hunt list along a portion of the Rim Trail! Keep your eyes open, you never know what you’ll spot! The park interpreter will provide the scavenger hunt list and necessary supplies. Bring water, and wear sturdy shoes.

Evening Kayak

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: $12 adults, $6 children ages 6-12, under 6 not permitted
Meeting Place: Visitor Center

Enjoy a quiet evening on Lake Dardanelle on this 1.5-hour guided paddle with a park interpreter. You will be able to explore the coves of the lake and watch the wildlife as we go. Interpreters will provide instruction and guidance, so no experience is necessary, but you should be comfortable around water. Kayaks, life jackets, and paddles are provided. Sign up at the visitor center or call (479) 967-5516 at least one day in advance. If you prefer a tandem kayak (2 people), please specify when you register. We will meet at the visitor center front desk.

What's For Lunch?

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center

We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for lunch?

Critter Crunch

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center

Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitats provide homes for many creatures large and small. Join a park interpreter in the kid’s corner of the visitor center as she tells you about some of the smaller creatures. She will also be feeding these creatures; so come discover the small native wonders we have around us.

Feel the Furs

Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Highway 155, Dardanelle, AR  72834
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center Back Porch

Join a park interpreter to discover what the fur of animals living in Mount Nebo State Park feels like! Learn features the animals have that help them survive here.

Legends of Petit Jean

Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Petit Jean Gravesite Overlook

Petit Jean, a strange and fascinating mountain with many natural wonders, but that isn’t all that is fascinating. Meet Park Interpreter Sam at Stout’s Point (Petit Jean’s Gravesite Overlook) to discover some stories surrounding the naming of this mountain during the early days of exploration. This program lasts about 30 minutes.

Take Nothing but Pictures

Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: CCC Overlook

Join Park Interpreter Ross to enjoy one of the most scenic views on the mountain. We will talk about the resources we have here at Petit Jean State Park and some ways we can help to preserve them. 

An Ever-Changing Landscape

Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater

Though we do not often notice it, the mesa of Petit Jean Mountain is in a constant state of change. Join Park Interpreter Ross at the amphitheater to learn about the never-ending force known as erosion that has shaped this area. 

Good Morning Hike

Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 9:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Mount Nebo State Park16728 West State Highway 155, Dardanelle, AR  72834
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center Back Porch

Are you looking for a healthy way to start your morning? Join a park interpreter on a leisurely morning hike on a portion of the Rim Trail to enjoy the nature and to take in the beautiful scenery on Mount Nebo. Make sure to wear appropriate shoes and bring plenty of water!

Petit Jean Portraits

Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Rock House Cave Parking Area

A quickly-snapped photograph can often bring back fond memories. Join Park Interpreter Sam at the Rock House Cave parking area to learn some photography tips so you can capture the natural beauty around you. While we are exploring, we will learn about one of the most famous portraits taken on the mountain! Bring along the best image-making device you have (a cell phone or digital camera works great!). This program lasts about 30 minutes.

Night Hike on the Seven Hollows Trail

Sunday, July 1, 2018 from 8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR  72110
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Seven Hollows Trailhead

Meet Park Interpreter Matt for a special night-hiking experience along a short section of the Seven Hollows Trail. This hike lasts about 1 hour.


That's it for this edition. All of us at the Tabatha Davis Team invite you to have a safe and fun weekend. Spend it with someone you love.

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