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This Weekend in the River Valley

Cheree Miller
Mar 7 18 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, March 8, 2019


Spring Pictures in the Alley

Friday, February 8, 2019 from 6:45 to 7:45pm
Kurt Jones Photography, 308 W B St, Russellville
Hosted by Kurt Jones Photography and The Alley

We'll be set up for Pictures in the Alley (Russellville's Smallest Vacant Lot located at 310 West B Street) on Friday, March 8th from 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM.  Cost is $5 and incudes a 5x7 print.  No appointment necessary and pets are always welcome.  We hope to see you there.  Please invite your family and friends!  #norulesinthealley #picturesinthealley #ourhappyplace


Meraki Hair Studio Grand Opening

Friday, March 8, 2019 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Meraki Hair Studio - Russellville, 302 E Parkway Dr, STE B, Russellville
Hosted by Meraki Hair Studio - Russellville

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!! We will be having our grand opening on Friday March 8th, Our ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 11:30 we would love to have you all there to help us celebrate! We will have light refreshments, door prizes and amazing deals on services.

We will be offering
$10 Hair cuts
$15 Basic Manicures
$30 30 Min Massage
$10 Ear Candling
$50 Dermaplanes

You guys do not want to miss this! If you have any questions please give us a call at 479-208-4547. We can wait to see y'all there!

ISS Give Back Volunteer Opportunity

Friday, March 8, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Dardanelle Boys And Girls Club, Dardanelle
Hosted by Arkansas Tech - IMSSO

If you are interested in joining us for the ISS Give Back this Friday (March 8th), sign up on the link below!!! Also, if you volunteer for at least two out of the three opportunities, you will get a "Certificate of Appreciation!"
To catch a ride, come to Chamber's Cafe. to sign in with me no later than 2:50 pm. https://tinyurl.com/yyknm6wp



Saturday, March 9, 2019


Lego Robotics

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Pope County Library System, 116 E 3rd St, Russellville
Hosted by Pope County Library System and PCLS YA

Teens are invited to celebrate Teen Tech Week by creating their own lego robots! This is a free event for teens on Saturday, March 9th from 2:30-4:30pm. If you have any questions, call Kristin Pearson at 479-968-4368 or email [email protected] 


Dardanelle Hiring Event

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
503 Union St, Dardanelle
Hosted by WorkSource

Are you looking for work?  If YES, then look no further! WorkSource will be at the Tortilleria Morelos in Dardanelle on March 9th, to provide you with jobs within the local area!

If you are an individual looking for work and you're tired of all the job searching, then don't miss out on the exciting opportunities that our employment experts have available for you! Our positions are Full-Time and we offer transportation for residents of Dardanelle and Russellville!

Ready to start TODAY?  Apply online at www.worksource.net or call us at 479-280-1950 / 479-495-4421.

Dardanelle Rock Conservation Day

Saturday, March 8, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Dardanelle Rock, Dardanelle
Hosted by Arkansas Climbers Coalition

Join us in our conservation efforts as we partner with the Access Fund, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission and Keep Arkansas Beautiful! 


Shop the Fashion Truck

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
La Huerta, 2005 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville
Hosted by The Shabby Pig

Plan your Saturday in Russellville!! Have a yummy lunch at La Huerta Mexican Restaurant(2005 N Arkansas Ave Russellville) and then climb aboard the Shabby Pig Mobile Fashion Truck for a unique one of a kind shopping experience.


Inspire 2019

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm
Hosted by Arkansas Baptist State Convention and 2 others
Tickets: www.absc.org

Women of Arkansas are you ready to be Inspired?

The 6th annual Inspire Women’s Conference will be held on March 9, 2019, at First Baptist Church Russellville, AR. Inspire provides powerful worship, dynamic speakers, and practical breakout sessions for women of all ages and stages of life. Come and learn how you can live a redeemed life in Jesus Christ! All women are invited to attend! Cost: Adult—$30 & Student—$20. For more information: http://www.absc.org/events/2019-inspire-womens-conference

Going to the movies!

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Russellville First UMC Youth, 304 S Commerce Ave, Russellville
Hosted by Russellville First UMC Youth

Join us on Saturday, March 9th as we go see Tim and Robby Tebow's movie about two brothers who wrestle with issues of faith and family.


Lent Quiet Day

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
All Saints' Episcopal Church Russellville AR, 501 S Phoenix Ave, Russellville
Hosted by All Saints' Episcopal Church Russellville AR

Lent Quiet Day - Praying in Color: Taking Delight in the Lord

Join us as we quietly explore and reflect on God's presence in our lives and in the world around us. Our self-guided retreat will include lunch, worship, time for quiet reflection, a variety of prayer stations and prayer forms, and an opportunity to walk the labyrinth. Please contact Sherrie Cotton, Julie Hodges or Rhonda Hlass if you have any questions. There is no charge for the retreat, however we request that you preregister in the office so that we are able to provide lunch for everyone. We hope you will make time for the opportunity for renewal and refreshment.

This event is brought to you by Daughters of the King.


Neighbor's Table

Saturday, March 9, 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.



Sunday, March 10, 2019


Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert

Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Arkansas Tech-Witherspoon, Russellville
Hosted by Arkansas Tech University Bands and Arkansas Tech University College of Arts and Humanities

Spend your Sunday afternoon with Arkansas Tech University's Symphonic Wind Ensemble! Details on the concert will be uploaded soon.

Atkins After Prom

Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Stoby's Russellville, 405 W Parkway Dr, Russellville
Hosted by Atkins After Prom

We will be having an all you can eat Stoby’s Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, March 10th from 9-2. One of the keys to a successful event will be the pre-selling of tickets by our students and parents. Tickets are $5.
We need Jr/Sr students and parents to help work. We are asking students and parents to sign up to work in 2 time different slots, 8:30-11:00 and 11:00-2:30. We will need wait staff, hosts and dishwashers.  Please either comment below what time(s) you and/or your student can work or you can also send us a PM.  If you cannot work but would like to donate to the cost of the event ($400), please let us know. For your convenience you can donate by using a PayPal. Our email address is [email protected] Thank you for your support.


Mar 2019 - Japanese Chicken Curry Fellowship Lunch

Sunday, March 10, 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 54th. Japanese Chicken Curry Fellowship Lunch on Sunday, Mar 10th 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


Evening Hike

Friday, March 8, 2019 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater

You can explore nature at this park because Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitats sustain many living creatures. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and we will explore the Meadowbrook Trail. We will wrap up our journey watching the sun set on beautiful Lake Dardanelle.

Eagle Measure Up

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9:00 to 10:00 am
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Grassy Area Across  from Visitor's Center

Bald eagles are incredible not only for their beauty and speed, but for their size as well. Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center to discover how you measure up to an eagle.

Birding Basics

Saturday, March 9, 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: Lakeview Room

Birding is a hobby for all ages. To get started, you only need the 3 B’s: Binoculars, a Bird book, and Birds. Lake Dardanelle State Park has plenty of birds, so come out and meet a park interpreter at the visitor center Lakeview Room and learn just how easy bird watching can be.

Letterboxing

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Orientation Room

Letterboxing is an activity that has been around for centuries. All it takes is a journal, stamp, clues, and a compass. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room to get started on your hunt for the letterboxes hidden in the park.

Fashion a Fish

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
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. Join a park interpreter at the visitor center Lakeview Room; after you discover the reasons for their shapes, you can create a fish of your own.

Lake Cruise

Saturday, March 9, 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: Weigh In Pavilion

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.

Win, Lose, or  Adapt

Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 10:30 to 11:30 am
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater

Many of the things found in Lake Dardanelle State Park have special adaptations that make survival easier. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room to play a fun game of Win, Lose, or Adapt where you have to draw clues for your teammates to guess the adaptation. Bring your creative mind!

Focus on Fish

Sunday, March 10, 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: Orientation Room

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.

Know Your  State

Sunday, March 10, 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: Weigh-In Pavilion

How well do you know the history and folklore of Arkansas? Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater for this fun quiz game where teams will compete for prizes. All ages welcome!  


A Day in the Life

Saturday, March 9, 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: Amphitheater

The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) played a large role in the development of Mount Nebo State Park. They built the cabins that park visitors stay in, they built trails that park visitors hike, and the built the highway that park visitors use. What was their daily life like, though? Join a park interpreter to discover what the day to day life of a CCC enrollee was like.

Healthy Active Yell Presents Hike Yell

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9:00 to 10:30 am
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Waterfall Trailhead

Yell County group, Healthy Active Yell, is partnering with Mount Nebo State Park for a hike to encourage Yell County to get active. Join a park interpreter on a hike on a portion of the Rim Trail to enjoy the views and the awe-inspiring nature of the park. This moderately difficult hike will be approximately 2.5 miles long. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, and bring water.

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, March 9, 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. Wear sturdy footwear, and bring water.

Hike to Lover's Leap

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9:00 to 9:45 am
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center Back Porch

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 strenuous. Wear sturdy footwear, and bring water.


Owl Prowl

Friday, March 8, 2019 from 6:30 to 7:15 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Historic CCC Room at Mather Lodge

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 hike down Cedar Falls Trail and invite a few owls to come in for a visit. Please bring a flashlight for the walk out.

Legends of Petit Jean

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 11:00 to 11:30 am
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Palisades Overlook

Petit Jean, a strange and fascinating mountain with many natural wonders, but that isn’t all that is fascinating. Meet Park Interpreter BT to discover some stories surrounding the naming of this mountain during the early days of exploration.

Bear Cave Hike

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 8:30 to 9:15 am
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Various Sites Parkwide

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.

Rock House Cave Hike

Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 2:00 to 2:45 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Rock House Cave Parking Lot

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, March 9, 2019 from 6:15 to 7:15 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Mather Lodge Lobby

Meet Park Interpreter Matt at the Seven Hollows trailhead for a special night-hiking experience along a short section of the Seven Hollows Trail. 


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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