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This Weekend in the River Valley

Cheree Miller
Jan 10 10 minutes read

If you are looking for something to do in the Arkansas River Valley, we have your go-to list every week right here on our blog! Here is what's happening this weekend in the Arkansas River Valley.

Whatever your plans, have a blessed weekend! Spend it with someone you love.

#ItsMoreThanRealEstate


Friday, January 11, 2019


Artisan Afternoon: Knitting

Friday, January 11, 2019 from 3:45 to 5:00 pm
Pope County Library System, 116 E 3rd St, Russellville
Hosted by Pope County Library System and PCLS YA

Artisan Afternoon is a free teen and adult class featuring a local artist. Every 2nd Friday at 3:45pm, students will be provided supplies and instruction to learn a new skill! This is a free class, but space is limited to provide the best learning experience, so registration is required. More information on registration, our instructor, and future programs to come!  

Zumba

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Just Dance, Inc., 311 West Main Street, Russellville
Hosted by Dance Fitness with Raigan

Join me for Zumba at Just Dance in downtown Russellville. It is a judge free environment and you will have a blast. Enjoyable music with easy to follow steps!


Friday Night Bingo

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 6:10 pm
Regulators Bingo in Russellville, 2101 SR 247, Russellville
Hosted by Regulators Bingo in Russellville, AR

Early Birds start at 6:10 paying $140 per game
$500 HOTBALLS
$1,000 Jackpot GURANTEED must go!!
Open to the public

Russellville Lunch and Learn

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 12:00 noon
Saint Mary's Wellness Fitness Center, 3808 W Main St, Russellville
Hosted by Alzheimer's Arkansas

RSVP through this event!
This FREE community event is for caregivers of people with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias. Professionals in the community are welcome to attend as well! Every month we will provide lunch and a speaker!

Bree Ogden at The Old Bank

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm
The Old Bank Sports Grill, 220 W Main St, Russellville
Hosted by Bree Ogden

Bree Ogden at The Old Bank in Russellville, Arkansas!



Saturday, January 12, 2019


Freezin’ for a Reason 5k

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 9:00 am
Merritt Park, Dardanelle
Hosted by Junior Auxiliary of Yell County

Junior auxiliary of Yell county is hosting our first annual 5k! We welcome runners and walkers! Pre-registration is open NOW until January 1st. Pre-register to ensure a free T-shirt!

We will be running a 1 mile fun run for kids prior race as well. We will be registering for the fun run starting at 8am. Please rsvp if you plan on bringing your kiddo! Each kid will get a finisher medal! 

5th Annual Banquet

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Arkansas River Valley, 600 E 16th St, Russellville
Hosted by Arkansas River Valley Chapter of Quail Forever

Join us for our 5th annual fundraising banquet! Our banquet supports our youth events (spring and fall) and habitat projects. Our fundraising dollars stay local to the River Valley—please help us get kids outdoors! 

Exploration Station

Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Pope County Library System, 116 E 3rd St, Russellville
Hosted by Pope County Library System

A story time followed by a hands on STEM activity.  This month we will be exploring the ocean through story books followed by making moon sand and exploring real ocean specimens.  Ages 2-12, siblings and caretakers.

Sensory Play Time

Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:30
Pope County Library System, 116 E 3rd St, Russellville
Hosted by Pope County Library System

A unique play date for children with special needs held privately next door to the library in Heritage Hall. Activities include sensory bins and bottles, puppets, felt quiet books, play tunnel, parachute, etc. Registration is required. Please call Melanie at 968-4368 to discuss your child's needs so we can make this the best possible experience.

Whisky Business at Front Street Grill

Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am
Front Street Bar & Grill, 115 S. Front St., Dardanelle
Hosted by Whisky Business Music and Front Street Grill

Come on out and meet the new kid on keys!!!!!!

Hurricane

Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 9:15 to 10:15 am
Saint Mary's Wellness Fitness Center, 3808 W Main St, Russellville
Hosted by Saint Mary's Wellness Fitness Center

A total body workout utilizing resistance and cardio training, which combines intervals, power and endurance to help tone your body. All levels welcome



Sunday, January 13, 2019


January Meeting and Trash Pick Up!

Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 11:30 am
Midtown Coffee, 407 N Arkansas Ave, Suite 1, Russellville
Hosted by Pope County Green Party

We will hold a brief January Meeting at Midtown Coffee, followed by our Trash Pick Up event at Washburn on Sunday, January, 13, 2019, 11:30 am.  Come enjoy a good cup of coffee, conversation, and good environmental cause!

Youth eXplosion!

Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
FUMC Russellville Youth, 304 S Commerce Ave, Russellville
Hosted by FUMC Russellville Youth

Food, fun and faith for 6th - 12th graders.
Come for a meal, games, Bible based discussion and worship on a topic that teenagers can apply to their every day lives.

Jan 2019 - Japanese Chicken Curry Fellowship Lunch

Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
1st Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Russellville, 1200 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville
Hosted by 1st Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Russellville

Please join us for the 52nd. Japanese Chicken Curry Fellowship Lunch on Sunday, Jan 13th at noon! Small donation to cover the food cost will be appreciated (suggested donation $2). Bring your friends! "To go" is also available.



Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend


Turtle Lost and Found

Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Kids Corner

Did you know that just by looking at the body of a turtle, you can tell where it lives? Join a park interpreter in the kids' corner to learn about some of the turtles found here in Lake Dardanelle State Park.

What's For Lunch?

Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 1:30 to 1:45 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
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, January 12, 2019 from 1:45 to 2:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center, Kid's Corner

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.

Eagle Watch Tour

Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Weigh-In Pavilion

Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the American bald eagle. Many other spectacular birds will be in the area for viewing including American white pelicans, ducks, and snow geese. Please dress warmly as temperatures and winds are more severe on the lake. In an effort to accommodate as many people as possible, we will be taking reservations this year. You will need to call the visitor center at (479) 967-5516 to reserve your seat. We will begin boarding 15 minutes before the cruise at the boat dock near the Tournament Weigh-In Facility. These cruises are weather dependent.

Story of Mt. Nebo

Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834, Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  Cornwell House

Have you ever wondered how Mount Nebo got its name? How some of the trails were built? How it became a state park? Join a park interpreter to explore the history of Mount Nebo!

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 2:00 to 2:45 pm
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834, Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  Waterfall Trailhead

Join a park interpreter to take a hike and see if you can find everything on the scavenger hunt list. 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.

Feel the Furs

Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 4:00 to 4:30 pm
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834, Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  Visitor Center Back Porch

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


Eagle Awareness Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, January 12-13, 2019 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110, Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  Various Sites Parkwide

Two days are devoted to our national symbol: the bald eagle. A variety of programs are planned including field trips to nearby Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge to watch for wintering eagles and other birds. Contact the park for a schedule.


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.

#ItsMoreThanRealEstate



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