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This Weekend in the River Valley

Shannon Foster

Shannon Foster may be somewhat new to the team, but she is by no means a real estate rookie!  A long term resident of the River Valley, in 2014 S...

Shannon Foster may be somewhat new to the team, but she is by no means a real estate rookie!  A long term resident of the River Valley, in 2014 S...

Jan 10 13 minutes read

TGIF! The weekend is here -- and with it, LOTS of activities to enjoy with family and friends all over the Arkansas River Valley. Have plans for the weekend? If you are looking for something to do, 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

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Friday, January 10, 2020



Sensory Story Time

Friday, January 10, 2020, from 4 PM – 5 PM
Pope County Library System 116 E 3rd St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  AMOM and Pope County Library System

A unique story time for children with disabilities.  Registration is required.  Email Melanie Goad at [email protected]


Lake Dardanelle Tournament

Friday, January 10, 2020, from 6:30 PM – Jan 11 at 3 PM
Lake Dardanelle State Park Dardanelle, Arkansas
Hosted by  CrappieMasters Arkansas Crappie Trail

Registration at Clarion hotel exit 81 Russellville, AR 6;30pm Friday night.  Live well check at late registration 5:30 - 6;30am at Lake Dardanelle State Park boat ram.


Game Night

Friday, January 10, 2020, from 5 - 7 pm
Dog Ear Books, 301 W Main St., Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Dog Ear Books

Every Friday excluding Art Walk we will have Game Night from 5-7 pm. You can bring your own games or play ours. It is for any and all ages and free!

Atkins Library Storytime

Friday, January 10, 2020, from 10 AM – 11 AM
Atkins Centennial Library 216 NE 1st ST, Atkins, Arkansas 72823
Hosted by  Atkins Centennial Library and Pope County Library System

Join us at the Atkins Centennial Library for storytime every Friday at 10 am and 4:30pm.  All ages are welcome but programs are designed for preschoolers.  

Arkansas' Ultimate Musician Faceoff

Friday, January 10, 2020, at 8 pm
Choctaw VFW Post 4764 3659 Highway 95 E, Clinton, Arkansas 72031
Hosted by  Arkasylum Entertainment

 participants have a chance to win great prizes to jumpstart their music career 

$5.00 admission for adults 

$2.00 admission for children under 12




Saturday, January 11, 2020




Whisky Business live at Front Street

Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 9 PM – 1 AM
Front Street Grill 115 S Front St, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by  Whisky Business Music and  Front Street Grill

Warming up your cold winter night with some hot music!  Only $5 at the door! Saturday night we have our Filet Mignon Dinner special for just $18.95!


OCC Trail Entrance Bridge Work Day

Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 8:30 AM – 1 PM
Illinois Bayou Park Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by Rvoorc page 

This is a trail work day to build an entrance bridge at OCC trailhead.  This is immediately accessible from upper parking lot.  Bridge will be built with rock and require volunteer work involving heavy lifting,  trail grooming,  brush clearing, food prep and general support.  


Kids Tea Party

Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 1 PM – 2 PM
Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) - Max Milam 609 Aplin Ave, Perryville, Arkansas 72126
Hosted by  Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) - Max Milam

Join us for afternoon tea.  The party will begin at 1:00 and refreshments will be served.

Kiwanis Annual Pancake Breakfast with Princesses

Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 7 AM – 12 PM
Sacred Heart Cafeteria 106 N St Joseph St, Morrilton, AR 72110, United States
Hosted by  Kiwanis of Morrilton Arkansas

NEW this year! Pancakes with princesses! The whole community is still invited, but let’s get the next generation in here for some yummy all you can eat pancakes 🥞. See Kiwanis members for tickets- adults (13+) $5($6 at the door), kids $3($4 at the door), 3 and under eat free! Carry-outs available too. 





Sunday, January 12, 2020



                              

Spring Lake Gravel Ride

Sunday, January 12, 2020, from 1 PM – 4 PM
Spring Lake Recreation Area Dardanelle, Arkansas 72824
Hosted by  Rvoorc page

Gravel Ride at Spring Lake. Ride will consist of about 30 miles and near 2000 feet of elevation gain.





Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend


EAGLE TOUR

Meeting Place: Weigh-in Facility
Friday, January 10, 2020 / 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the 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 for our tours, we will be taking reservations. Call the visitor center at (479) 967-5516 to reserve your seat. We will begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour at the boat dock near the tournament weigh-in facility. Tours are weather dependent.

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?

Saturday, January 11, 2020 / 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center   

See our aquarium exhibit! 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

Meeting Place:  Kids' Corner
Saturday, January 11, 2020 / 1:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

Lake Dardanelle’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 feed these creatures; so come discover the small native wonders we have around us.


GRAB BAG ADVENTURES

Meeting Place: Orientation Room
Saturday, January 11, 2020 / 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

The diverse habitats around Lake Dardanelle State Park create many opportunities for discovery and exploration. Meet a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room to find out what is in her magic bag! We’ll play a game to let you touch and feel your way around. Hints will be given, but you’ll be testing your sense of wildlife!

WINTER WALK

Meeting Place:  Amphitheater
Saturday, January 11, 2020 / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516 
Admission: Free

Enjoy a serene winter walk through the forest to catch a glimpse of the changes the season brings with it. The Meadowbrook Trail is an easy 0.75-mile trail suitable for all ages. Dress for the cooler winter temperatures and meet a park interpreter at the amphitheater to meander through the diverse habitats of Lake Dardanelle State Park. 

NATURE JOURNALS

Meeting Place:  Orientation Room
Saturday, January 11, 2020 / 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516 
Admission: Free

Many of the early explorers, including those that traveled through the area around what is now Lake Dardanelle State Park, kept journals of the things they saw and experienced as they traversed the wilderness. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room to learn why it was so important. You will also be able make your own nature journal to take with you.

EAGLE TOUR

Meeting Place: Weigh-in Facility
Sunday, January 12, 2020 / 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the 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 for our tours, we will be taking reservations. Call the visitor center at (479) 967-5516 to reserve your seat. We will begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour at the boat dock near the tournament weigh-in facility. Tours are weather dependent.



OWLS: SUPERHEROES OF THE FOREST

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Saturday, January 11, 2020 / 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834  Phone: 479-229-3655 
Admission: Free

Did you know owls had superpowers? They can see at night, and they even fight villains. Join a park interpreter to find out what else these superheroes are capable of!

HIKE TO LOVER'S LEAP

Meeting Place: Summit Park Trailhead
Saturday, January 11, 2020 / 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834  Phone: 479-229-3655 
Admission: Free

Lover's Leap and the legend surrounding it is a part of the tradition of Mount Nebo State Park. Join a park interpreter to hear the legend of Lover's Leap, explore the history of Mount Nebo, and enjoy the breathtaking views from the Rim Trail. This hike will be moderately difficult. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

MOUNT NEBO'S HOTEL HISTORY

Meeting Place: Cornwell House       
Sunday, January 12, 2020 / 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834  Phone: 479-229-3655 
Admission: Free

Before Mount Nebo was a state park, it was home to the luxurious Summit Park Hotel that catered to the upper class. With activities that ranged from evening balls to horseback riding, it was the premiere place to spend the summer in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Join a park interpreter to explore the nooks and crannies of Mount Nebo's hotel history.

HIKE TO NEBO SPRINGS

Meeting Place: Summit Park Trailhead    
Sunday, January 12, 2020 / 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834  Phone: 479-229-3655 
Admission: Free

Join a park interpreter for a hike to Nebo Springs, one of the natural springs on Mount Nebo that was well known in the late 1800s and early 1900s during the Summit Park Hotel era. This strenuous, but enjoyable hike is approximately 1-mile in length. Wear sturdy shoes, and bring plenty of water!

PETIT JEAN NATURE BINGO

Meeting Place: Historic CCC Room at Mather Lodge
Friday, January 10, 2020 / 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

Join Park Interpreter BT for a fun game of Nature Bingo. As we play the game, we will learn more about the natural side of Petit Jean State Park. 

OWL PROWL

Meeting Place: Historic CCC Room at Mather Lodge
Friday, January 10, 2020 / 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

Meet Park Interpreter Carrie 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 and wear closed-toe shoes. 

EAGLE AWARENESS WEEKEND

Meeting Place: Historic CCC Room at Mather Lodge
Saturday, January 11, 2020 - Sunday, January 12, 2020
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

Join us as we spend two days 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 look 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.

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