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This Weekend in the River Valley

Cheree Miller
Jan 16 13 minutes read

TGIF! Have plans for the weekend? 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 18, 2019


Game Night

Friday, January 18, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Pope County Library System, 116 E 3rd St, Russellville
Hosted by Pope County Library System and PCLS YA

Bring your favorite board-game, or chose from our selection! Play solo computer games, or take turns with our gaming systems! Game Night at the Pope County Library is every 3rd Friday, 6-8PM. For more information contact Kristin Pearson at 479-968-4368 or email [email protected] 


Sensory Story Time

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm
Pope County Library System, 116 E 3rd St, Russellville
Hosted by Pope County Library System

A unique story time for children with special needs held privately next door to the library in Heritage Hall. Activities include traditional story time activities like simple books, flannel boards, and songs as well as sensory activities. Registration is required. Please call Melanie at 968-4368 to discuss your child's needs so we can make this the best possible experience.

IFO Conversation Club

Friday, January 18, 2019 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm
1st Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Russellville, 1200 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville
Hosted by International Friendship Outreach AR TECH

Join us for a lunch and conversation at IFO Conversation club. We are excited to get to know you better and help you practice English!!!

Screening of The Heretic

Friday, January 18, 2019 from 8:00 to 9:30 pm
Dog Ear Books, 301 W Main St., Russellville
Hosted by Dog Ear Books

Join us after hours for a screening of the documentary The Heretic about Rob Bell's life.
"Rob Bell is the author of ten books, including the New York Times Bestsellers What We Talk About When We Talk About God, The Zimzum of Love, Love Wins and What Is the Bible?. His podcast, called the RobCast, was named by iTunes Best of 2015. He’s been profiled in the New Yorker, toured with Oprah, and in 2011 Time Magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. He has a regular show at Largo, the legendary comedy and music club in Los Angeles, where he lives with wife Kristen and their three kids."



Saturday, January 19, 2019


Mad Science Club

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10:00 am
Pope County Library System, 116 E 3rd St, Russellville
Hosted by Pope County Library System

This is a hands on program introducing children to simple science experiments using common household products. The program aims to engage preschool and school age kids in science. Registration is required, contact Melanie Goad at (479) 968-4368 or [email protected] to register. Children ages 2-12, parents and siblings. Dress for a mess.

1st Annual Hector Alumni Basketball Game

Saturday, January 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Hector Multipurpose Building, Hector
Hosted by Wildcat Nation

We will be having our 1st Annual Hector Alumni Basketball Game January 19, 2019 at 6:00pm.

All Hector Alumni, Hector Faculty, and their spouses are eligible to play!  This will be a great way to have some fun, raise some money for our current Wildcats, and show that we bleed blue forever!!  Alumni Cheerleaders are encouraged to sign up too!!  You’re never too old to cheer on our Hector Wildcats!!! Sign-ups will be from now until January 9th.  You can comment your name and number on this event, send a message, or sign-up at any home football or basketball game. $20 will cover your entry fee and T-shirt.

Teams will be determined on the amount of people who enter.  We would love to have an older and younger division of both men and women!   Like the old song says, “I’m not as good as I once was, but I’m as good once as I ever was.” 


💙🏀LETS GO WILDCATS!!🏀💙


Grand Opening

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 9:00 am
Limitless Nutrition 1307 N Church st Atkins AR, 1307 N Church St, Atkins
Hosted by Limitless Nutrition

Come join us for our grand opening! Get 2$ off a shake when you come in! 

Lyrical Workshop (ages 10-14)

Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Dance With Joy Studio, 1544 Crow Mountain Rd, Russellville
Tickets: www.dwjstudio.com
Hosted by Dance With Joy Studio

DWJ Instructor, Aubrey Reed, will be hosting a Lyrical Workshop that will allow dancers to learn and enjoy the graceful aspects of movement. This workshop will enable them to express their artistic creativity through dance. Register online www.dwjstudio.com/online-registration.html, $16.50. 

Jazz Musical Theatre Workshop (ages 10-14)

Saturday, January 20, 2019 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Dance With Joy Studio, 1544 Crow Mountain Rd, Russellville
Tickets: www.dwjstudio
Hosted by Dance With Joy Studio

DWJ Instructor, Aubrey Reed, will be hosting a Jazz Musical Theatre Workshop focusing on the performance and musicality aspects of dancing. This class will showcase a dancer's capability to listen and hit those crucial cues that are so necessary in a dance routine. Join Aubrey for this energetic, fun, and creative class.
Register online at www.dwjstudio/online-registration.html ($16.50)

The Pearson Brothers Saturday night at Front Street Grill

Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am
Front Street Bar & Grill, 115 S. Front St., Dardanelle
Hosted by Front Street Grill

Sat night Classic and Southern Rock at its best with The Pearson Brothers! Get here early for the best tables and try our bacon wrapped filet dinner for just $16.95 

Silk screen class

Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10:00  am
Dust Collectibles Ceramic Studio, 12046 Sr 105 N, Russellville
Hosted by Dust Collectibles Ceramic Studio

Learn to use silk screens, many venues to choose from, bring your brushes, class is $30 and starts at 10am and there’s a potluck after, rsvp now for a great time !!!



Sunday, January 20, 2019


2019 Dreaming and Planning

Sunday, January 20, 2019from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
420 S 2nd St, Dardanelle
Hosted by McElroy House: Organization for Cultural Resources, 420 S. 2nd Street

We met our fundraising goals for 2019 and now we need YOU to come help us plan our events and resources for the year! Come join us and learn how to get involved. We are a cooperative of care and all are welcome! We believe in equality and loving all neighbors. 


Pancake breakfast

Sunday, January 20, 2018 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Stoby's Russellville, 405 W Parkway Dr, Russellville
Hosted by Two Rivers Cheerleading

This is a fundraiser for Two Rivers Cheer. Tickets are $5.00 each and can be purchased in advance, or on the 20th at the door. Thank-you for your support!



Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend


Owls Dutch Oven Cooking

Friday, January 18, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: $20
Meeting Place: Visitor Center

The Arkansas River creates many recreational opportunities for us to enjoy. Join Lake Dardanelle State Park staff for O.W.L.S. (Outdoor Women Learning Skills), a program series designed to give ladies the opportunity to explore the available recreation at Lake Dardanelle and the surrounding area, by learning skills and knowledge needed to enjoy nature. The series is one evening a month for 6 months, you can come to 1 or come to them all. Each month we will cover a new topic. Pre-registration is required for each date and includes dinner.

Fashion a Fish

Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 am
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Lakeview Room

Learn about the wide variety of shapes and sizes of fish the live in Lake Dardanelle due to its health and diversity. After you discover the reasons for their shapes, you can create a fish of your own in the Lakeview Room.

What's For Lunch?

Saturday, January 19, 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 19, 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.

Native American Games

Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Grassy Area Across from Visitor Center

Native Americans, who inhabited this area before removal, made decisions here that changed their lives. Have you ever thought about the daily lives of Native Americans and wondered how they spent their free time, before this area was a state park? Are you curious about how their hunting skills were perfected? Meet a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center to learn some of the games Native Americans developed, played, and perfected. All ages welcome!

Cedar Falls Overlook Stroll

Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 2:00 to 2:30 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110, Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  Cedar Falls Overlook Parking Area

Join Park Interpreter Matt at the Cedar Falls Overlook parking area for this easy, handicap accessible, ¼-mile stroll. We will talk about some of the things that make Petit Jean State Park a special place, as well as enjoy the view of Cedar Falls from the overlook. Please bring water to drink.

Rock House Cave Hike

Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 2:00 to 2:45 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110, Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  Rock House Cave Parking Area

Meet Park Interpreter Matt at the Rock House Cave parking area to hike to the park’s archeology site, Rock House Cave. We will view American Indian rock art. This hike is ¼-mile long and will take about 45 minutes. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring along water.

Night Hike on the Seven Hollows Trail

Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 5:15 to 6:15 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110, Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  Seven Hollows Parking Area

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

Primitive Fishing

Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 11:00 to 11:30 am
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110, Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  CCC Room at Mather Lodge

Join Park Interpreter Matt at the CCC room at Mather Lodge to learn about some fishing techniques that were used by Native Americans and Pioneers. Learn how to make a gorge and how to use it, along with some other primitive fishing techniques.

Legends of Petit Jean

Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 2:00 to 2:30 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110, Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place:  Petit Jean's Gravesite Overlook

Petit Jean, a strange and fascinating mountain with many natural wonders, but that isn’t all that is fascinating. Meet Park Interpreter Matt 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.


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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