This Weekend in the River Valley
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.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Friday, March 1, 2019 from 5:30 to 9:00 pm
CASA of the 5th Judicial District, 400 W Main St, Russellville
Hosted by CASA of the 5th Judicial District and Friends of CASA for Pope, Johnson and Franklin Counties in Arkansas
CASA is participating alongside Central Presbyterian Church with the Downtown Art Walk on March 1, 5:30pm to 9pm. CASA has purchased chalk and invites families and kids to help color the sidewalks for CASA and help bring awareness to kids in foster care. Staff and volunteers will be there to help any volunteer questions you may have plus information on our upcoming training
Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Center Valley Elementary School, 5401 SR 124, Russellville
Hosted by Center Valley Elementary School
CVE Family BINGO Night
Friday March 1, 2019 at 3:00 pm through Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm
Sweeden Island Park, 9850 hwy 105 S, Atkins
Hosted by Sweeden Island Park
Sweeden Island will be hosting a benefit event in March. This will be a family friendly event with live music (Friday), games, camping, and a car show - dirt track cars (Saturday) - where you will get to meet the drivers, sit in the cars, and cast your vote for best in show. We are currently looking for sponsors, and volunteers to help with the event.
--Smile Empty Soul https://youtu.be/KDl0LLH4q7I
--September Mourning https://youtu.be/zbDdn7CJ6m0
--Rise Against Rivals https://youtu.be/ZrslFUpoX2I
--From Day One
--The Lords of the Flame
Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
316 W B St, Russellville
Hosted by The Evolving Human
The Evolving Human will have a table set up from 6-9pm during the March Downtown Art Walk. We will have handmade jewelry, floral stickers, handmade artwork, handmade journals, handmade quils, and a few dreamcatchers! We will be located inside The Cavern. We hope to see you there!
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm
KaleidoKids Art Studio, 107 North Commerce, Russellville
Hosted by KaleidoKids Art Studio
I can’t wait to show off some of my students’ very BEST artwork from the year this Friday evening during the Russellville Downtown Art Walk! This will be our very first student Art Show since we have moved back downtown, and we plan to have one twice a year!
My young artists have worked so hard all year and I’m so proud of everyone’s improvement and the creativity they show each week in class. KaleidoKids Art Studio is truly the only place around where your kids can come learn a variety of art techniques in a safe, cozy and judgement-free art studio setting.
If you have been thinking about registering your child into an art class, come by on Friday evening to check out the studio and some of our favorite student artwork. And, don’t forget to cast your vote for our People’s Choice Award!
For the third year we are having Churches Got Talent! Come out and bring the family for a fun night of entertainment benefitting the Russ Bus. Doors will open at 6:30 and the event will start at 7. We will have a silent auction going with the final bids being accepted during intermission.
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 5:30 am
Sole2Soul, 212 W Main St, Russellville
Hosted by Sole2Soul
Can you believe we are already moving into week 9 in 2019!! For us here at Sole2Soul we have started out the year stronger than ever and we INVITE you to LEVEL UP with our first ever FREE 17 Day Challenge!
We want to keep the positive energy going and kick it in high gear. Nothing changes if nothing changes so why not try our best to do just a little bit better challenging ourselves to become healthier + stronger by spring break. 💪☀️ If you’re looking for something to keep your motivation going or needing some help accountability this Challenge is FOR YOU!
Don’t worry you do not have to be a member of our studio to join. Just private message us here or txt Nikki at 479-747-2928 with your name and #levelingupwiths2s to sign up! 👍🏻
We can do this. 17 Days leveling up becoming a stronger and healthier YOU! 💪💛🧘♀️
Make plans now to see Heath Sanders LIVE in Russellville, AR!
Heath Sanders Music Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/heathsandersmusic/
Heath Sanders Music Twitter Page: https://twitter.com/heathsandersmus
Heath Sanders Music Instagam: https://www.instagram.com/heathsandersmusic/
Heath Sanders Music Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCelv297kFbI8b1ki6hPFxrg
Bobby Bones Show with Heath Sanders Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaxqSrb9vAc
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 6:00 pm and Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 9:00 am
Gateway Pentecostal Church of God, 2318 S El Mira Ave, Russellville
Hosted by Gateway Pentecostal Church of God
We are so excited to announce that we will be having a marriage conference this upcoming March with our guest speakers Brian and Crystal Lawing and also Aaron and Amanda Crabb!!! God has something BIG planned for you and your spouse so if at all possible make plans to get here!! You will not want to miss this! If
you have any questions feel free to ask.
Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
The Rustic Rooster of Russellville, 311 W C St, Russellville
Hosted by The Rustic Rooster of Russellville LLC
We'll be set up for Pictures in the Alley during the Spring Downtown Art Walk on Friday, March 1st in the Alley (Russellville's Smallest Vacant Lot located at 310 West B Street) from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Cost is $5 and incudes a 5x7 print. No appointment necessary and pets are always welcome. We hope to see you there. Please share! #norulesinthealley #artwalk #downtownartwalk #picturesinthealley
Friday, March 1, 2019 from 8:05 to 8:30 am
Center Valley Elementary School, 5401 Sr 124, Russellville
Hosted by Center Valley Elementary School
Time to celebrate Dr. Seuss! Students may dress as a favorite Dr. Seuss book character for our parade through the halls - and carry the book if you can!
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Let's Play Party.Imagine.Discover, 407 N Arkansas Ave Suite 5C, Russellville
Hosted by Let's Play Party.Imagine.Discover
Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Pope County 4-H Youth Development, 105 W B St, Russellville
Hosted by Pope County 4-H Youth Development
Will be held at the Pope County Cooperative Extension Office
105 W "B" Street - Russellville, AR 72801
Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
MARVA Workshop, Inc., 1205 S Arkansas Ave, Russellville
Hosted by MARVA Workshop, Inc.
Changeover for Ladies' and Girls' Spring/Fall clothing will be complete and open to shop on March 2, 2019.
Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 4:00 am
Club-Forty RussVegas, 108 W Birch St, Russellville
Hosted by Club-Forty RussVegas
DJ BRYZIK Spinning
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10:30 am and Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 12:30 pm
Russellville Youth Baseball Association, Hickey Park, Russellville
Hosted by Russellville Youth Baseball Association
2019 SPRING TRYOUT UPDATE
13-14 YR OLD OPEN Tryouts Saturday March 2nd 10:30 Field 2
HICKEY PARK SUNDAY MARCH 3rd
3-4 YEAR OLD NO TRYOUTS (Coaches draft 12:30)
5-6 YEAR OLD NO TRYOUTS (Coaches draft 1:30)
7-8 YEAR OLDS 1:30 pm Field 2 (Draft after)
9-10 YEAR OLDS 2:30 pm Field 3 (Draft after)
11-12 YEAR OLDS 3:30 pm Field 4 (Draft after)
Let's see if we can top last time
Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm
Atkins Riding Club, 576 NE 14th Street, Atkins
Hosted by Atkins Riding Club
This is a benefit barrel race to raise money to go toward our Picklefest Rodeo. Youth and Open will be 4D format. Pee wee will be 3D format. Pee wee and Youth will be whole second splits. Open is 1/2 second splits. Entry fee for Open is $30. Youth entry fee is $20. Pee wee entry fee is $15. There will be a $5 fee per rider. Exhibitions are 3 for $10 or $4 each. Exhibitions will start at 11:30. Barrel race will start at 2. Text entries to Kristi at 4795671869.
The Chili Cook Off will be from 4 to 6:30. Auction will begin at 7. Chili, drink, and desert is $6 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. To enter the chili cook off you can contact Susanne at 4798860445. If anyone would like to donate items for the auction you can call either number above or get in touch with a riding club officer. Make plans to come out and join us. We have a lot of fun!! :)
Support Live Music
For the benefit of members who haven't attended Beaux Arts Academy. We choose a Visual Artist, Performing Artist, Patron of the Arts, and Lifetime Award to recognize and honor each year in a banquet-style event. This increases public awareness and appreciation of the many talented artists in our area. Lifetime Award can be either a Visual, Performing or Patron and isn't awarded every year. This began with consideration also being given toward their relationship with the Arts Center, Winston creates a blackware vessel with a Spirit Bear on top which is awarded to each. The cost of each piece is $250.00. We sell tickets to the event and comp tickets only to the winners. Tickets need to be $50 to cover the cost.
Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 7:00 to 10:00 am
Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 77 Union Grove Rd W, Atkins
Hosted by Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church
Union Grove Women Active for Christ present the Semi-Annual All You Can Eat Country Breakfast.
When: Saturday, March 2, 7am - 10am
Where: Union Grove FWB Church (77 Union Grove Rd., Atkins AR)
What: All you can eat biscuits, white and chocolate gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice, coffee, and milk
Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-11, children 3 and under free
Proceeds will benefit ACTS 1:8 missionary partners serving in Spain, Japan, Uruguay, and France.
Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
All Saints' Episcopal Church Russellville AR, 501 S Phoenix Ave, Russellville
Hosted by All Saints' Episcopal Church Russellville AR and Neighbors Table, Rusellville Ar
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.
Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend
Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater to learn about our silent hunters that come out when the sun goes down. We will talk about some of their unique features and then walk the Meadowbrook Trail as we try to catch a glimpse of these stealthy owls.
The construction of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System allows for much easier travel up and down the Arkansas River. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room to discover how travel on the river has evolved over time.
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?
Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 1:45 to 2:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Meeting Place: Kid's Corner of the Visitor Center
Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitats provide homes for many creatures large and small. Join a park interpreter in the kids' 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 around us.
Each year, over 350 bird species travel hundreds and sometimes thousands of miles to find the food they need to survive. Lake Dardanelle State Park makes a perfect place for them to find this food and rest due to its diverse habitats. Can you take on that challenge? Meet a park interpreter in the visitor center Lakeview Room to try your luck!
Take part in a fun twist of the classic Jeopardy game show! Join park staff in the visitor center Lakeview Room to divide into teams and test your Arkansas State Parks knowledge, but remember to answer with a question.
Lake Dardanelle State Park is home to many interesting creatures due to its diverse habitat. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater to venture down the Meadowbrook Trail. We will see who is out and about this morning.
Why does Lake Dardanelle have such a healthy bass population? The health of this fishery is partially due to the good conservation practices of the staff at Lake Dardanelle State Park. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room to discover how we can better care for fish by learning about and understanding their habits.
Explore the wonders of Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River aboard the state park tour boat. Enjoy abundant wildlife, amazing history, and astounding views of the river valley throughout this 1-hour cruise (weather permitting). There is no fee for the tour, but space is limited. You must register for the tour. Call (479) 967-5516 to register for a seat. We will begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour, at the boat dock near the south boat ramp.
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 to help them survive here at Mount Nebo State Park.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Mount Nebo State Park on a guided hike to the seasonal waterfall! The hike will be short, but strenuous. Wear appropriate footwear, and bring water.
Join a park interpreter, and pick a color! Take time to enjoy the great outdoors at Mount Nebo State Park, and try to find your chosen color on this moderately difficult trail hike. Wear appropriate shoes, and bring water.
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 3/4-mile long. Wear sturdy shoes, and bring plenty of water.
Begin the month with Park Interpreter BT to see a beautiful Petit Jean State Park winter sunset and to discover the planetary movement that gives us the seasons of the year. The sun will set at approximately 6:06 p.m.
Join Park Interpreter BT for an interesting walk among the giant sandstone boulders and slot canyons of the Bear Cave area. This is a relatively easy ½-mile hike that is great for the whole family. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.
March is Archeology Month in Arkansas, and you are invited to spend a day discovering the archeological treasures of Petit Jean Mountain, including the American Indian pictographs of Rock House Cave. Contact the park for a schedule.
Join Park Interpreter BT for a discovery of the native American Indian people who were the original inhabitants of Arkansas. From the Paleo-Indian beginnings of the last ice age, to the Trail of Tears, the line of the original Americans is vast and sweeping.
Meet a park interpreter to begin a car-caravan to our local Arkansas Archeological Survey Station, situated on the grounds of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute (WRI). Dr. Emily Beahm, Station Archeologist, will help us discover how archeology works and why it is important. The WRI research station of the Survey is responsible for archeological resources in 11 counties of mountainous west-central Arkansas, including the southern fringe of the Ozarks (the Boston Mountains) and a large portion of the Ouachita Mountains.
What if you had to make your own dishes? How would you do it, and what would they look like? Indians in Arkansas began making pottery around 2,500 years ago. Join Park Interpreter BT for a discovery of historical pottery, then let the young folks make some “pinch pot” pottery of their own.
Meet Park Interpreter BT to hike to the park’s archeology site, Rock House Cave. We will view American Indian rock art and discover windows into the past that these images provide. This hike is ¼-mile long and covers uneven terrain. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring along water.
Meet Park Interpreter Matt at the amphitheater to learn about the art of flint knapping and the people who made and used these stone tools around Petit Jean State Park. This program will last 30 minutes.
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.