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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...

Apr 25 21 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, April 26, 2019


Cyclone Theatre presents Hairspray

Friday, April 26, 2019 thru Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm  
The Center for the Arts 2209 S Knoxville Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by  The Center for the Arts

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenage Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her new found groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show. Tracy faces scrutiny and bullying from the network producer, Velma, and her popular, but vicious, daughter, Amber. With the help of the teenage heartthrob Link, host Corny Collins, and Motormouth Maybelle (the host of ‘Negro Day’), Tracy overcomes the odds and succeeds in her mission to integrate The Corny Collins Show. Hairspray continues to be one of the most widely produced musicals today, not only because of its wit and charm, but also because of the beautiful message of acceptance and progress that it portrays. It teaches us all to look past the color of one’s skin and fight for every human being’s equal rights.


ATU's 36th Annual Spring Plant Sale

Friday, April 26, 2019 from 8am to 5 pm & Saturday, April 27 from 8am to Noon
380 W Harrell Drive, Russelville, AR
Hosted by Arkansas Tech Agri Plant Sale

Note the New Date Change: This year's spring plant sale will be Friday, April 26th 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday, April 27th 8 am to Noon. Arkansas Tech University's Department of Agriculture (ATU AGRI) will be hosting its 36th Annual Spring Sale to benefit the Plant Science & Horticulture, and Agriculture programs at Arkansas Tech University. Funds raised support department student organizations to travel to conferences & competitions, purchase supplies for labs and classes, and maintenance of the greenhouse structures and equipment.




Movie Night: Instant Family (PG-13)

Friday,  April 26, 2019 from 7 pm to 9 pm
Pope County Library System 116 E 3rd St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Pope County Library System and PCLS YA 

April's Movie Night is the heartfelt comedy, 'Instant Family' PG-13. All PCLS Movie Nights take place in Heritage Hall and are free and open to the public.


RussVegas Kids Fun Mile

Friday,  April 26, 2019 from 7 pm to 8 pm
Russellville Downtown 320 W C St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by RussVegas Kids and RussVegas Half Marathon 

The RussVegas Kids Fun Mile is a chance for kids to showcase their endurance in a mile run. Each child will receive a finishers medal as they cross the finish line. For ages 4-11. This race benefits Arkansas Children's Hospital. Register here: https://russvegashalf.com/kids-fun-mile.html


Tyler Farr live in concert at Front Street Grill

Friday,  April 26, 2019 from 6 pm to 1am
Front Street Bar & Grill 115 S. Front St., Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by Front Street Grill 

Tyler Farr in concert with special guest Josh Phillips Friday April 26th at Front Street Grill! Advance tickets available now for $25 at fsgrill.com Tyler Farr is an American country music singer and songwriter. Originally signed to BNA Records, Farr released two singles for the label before it closed. He then transferred to Columbia Records Nashville, for which he has released two albums: Redneck Crazy in 2013 and Suffer in Peace in 2015. Overall, he has charted eight singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts. His highest ranking on the latter is "A Guy Walks Into a Bar", which placed at No. 1 in 2015.





Saturday, April 27, 2019


Party in the Park 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
River Valley Arts Center 1001 E B St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  River Valley Arts Center

FREE EVENT TO ATTEND!
10:00am–3:00pm
Activities in Russellville City Park, River Valley Arts Center
Many Exhibitors and Food & Artist Vendors!
Please” Like” the Arkansas River Valley Arts Center
FB Page for more information!
Bump-n-Jumps, Pony Rides, Games, Crafts, Music,
Dancing, Antique Cars, & More!
Come and party with us!  Lots of booths, games, food, and fun!


7th Annual Cruisin' the Creek Car Show

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Oak Grove FWB Church 9154 Sr 105 N, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by Oak Grove FWB Church

It's getting nicer outside and it's time to let those cars shine! We are once again hosting our annual car show as a youth fundraiser. If you have a vehicle to enter, or just want to come enjoy the show, please help support our youth! The show will be 8:00am - 1:00pm in the church parking lot, with full concessions available in the gym and inflatables for the kiddos! We will also have door prizes for the cars, and a men's and women's raffle for a big prize pack! We hope to see you there!


Follow this link for a copy of the flyer or to pre-register! 

https://oakgrovefwb.org/carshow/


Rally In The Valley 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 11:00 am to Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Rock Creek Racing and Recreation ORP 3228 Ferguson Valley Rd, Booneville, Arkansas 72927
Hosted by  Rock Creek Racing and Recreation ORP

The park will open Thursday morning at 11:00am and will close Sunday afternoon at 5:00pm.

Except for emergencies, the entrance gate will close each night from midnight to 7:00am the next morning.

YOU MUST BE 18 TO ENTER ON YOUR OWN!

If you are under the age of 18 you have two different options.
Option 1:  You must ENTER WITH AND BE ACCOMPANIED by your Parent or Legal Guardian at all times.
Option 2:  You must have your Parent or Legal Guardian download, complete, sign and notarize The “Minor Child Release and Permission Form” from our website. You must then bring the FORM and the DESIGNATED ADULT DESIGNEE  to enter. The ADULT DESIGNEE MUST BE 18 OR OLDER and you must be accompanied by that person at ALL TIMES. (NO EXCEPTIONS)
You can download the form at http://www.rcrrorp.com/2014/MinorChildReleaseForm.html    

    Admission Fees:
The price to enter the park is a onetime fee that covers all four days of the event.No one day pass, so come early and enjoy. 13 and older $50 per person. 12 and under $20 per person. All vehicles are free. Primitive Camping free. Parking free. Showers free.
DO NOT EXCEED 5mph ON THE MAIN ROADS.
DO NOT BUILD ROCK FIRE PITS IN THE PASTURE AREA.
NO GLASS BOTTLES OR CONTAINERS.
NO UNDER AGE DRINKING.
PLEASE PUT TRASH IN THE DUMPSTERS.
Event Details/Schedule:
(Subject to change based on race participants and attendees)
1) Friday 5:00 pm. CALL OUT DRAG RACING.
No entry fees and no payout. Call out your own competition and send it.
2) Friday 9:00 pm. BARBIE JEEP RACE.
No entry fees. If we have 15 or more racers there will be a $500 payout.
3) Saturday 10:00am. AUTO GOLF.
No entry fees.  
4 cylinder and 6 cylinder class compete together. $500 payout.
8 cylinder class. $500 payout.
Side by Sides class. $250 payout.
ATV/UTV class. $250 payout.
4) Saturday 5:00pm. EXTREME HILL CLIMB.
No entry fees. Just send it.
Modified class and Side by Side class.
$1000 payout to be divided based on race participants. 

Bring your family and friends and enjoy 4 days and 3 nights of off road fun. Open wheeling day and night. 

We appreciate your business. Thank you. 



2019 Fishin' for a Mission Benefit Bass Tournament

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park 100 State Park Dr, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by Fishin' for a Mission 

Join us for our 5th Annual Fishin' for a Mission benefit bass tournament & help us raise money for local charities in the Conway & Russellville area.  $5,000 in guaranteed cash, plus other great prizes!!!  To learn more & sign up, visit www.fish4amission.org


Run as an ACH Angel in the 6th Annual Russ Vegas Half Marathon!

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Downtown Russellville
Hosted by ACH Angels and RussVegas Half Marathon

The ACH Angels Program is a unique opportunity for race participants to receive free entry into the event of their choosing while raising money for Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Racers who register as ACH Angels are committing to raise at least $200 in order to receive a free race registration. Once you reach the $350 mark, you'll receive a technical race day shirt so you can be recognized as an ACH Angel and you'll get the VIP treatment on race day, before and after the race. However, this is just the beginning. There will be additional incentives for Angel’s who raise $600 on up to $6,000.
We help each Angel raise their money by providing a personal fundraising web page for friends, family, and co-workers to easily make contributions on their behalf!



Rocktown Revival Show at The Old Bank Sports Grill!!

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8 pm to 11:00 pm
The Old Bank Sports Grill 220 W Main St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  Rocktown Revival


Dave Miller and Rocktown Revival will be playing their signature brand of high-energy Americana, Country-Rock, Bluegrass and Original Music Saturday Night, April 27th at The Old Bank Sports Grill in Russellville, AR! Wear your dancing shoes and come on out for the great food and beverages that The Old Bank is known for, and stay to hear some of the best live, toe-tapping, down-home music you can find anywhere! No cover. Music starts at 8 pm. You don’t want to miss this show!


Rockey Jones Saturday Night

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8 pm to 1:00 am
Front Street Bar & Grill 115 S. Front St., Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by Front Street Grill 

Saturday night Rockey Jones will be playing out on the patio! Get here early for the best tables and our bacon wrapped filet dinner for just $16.95


 

Block Party

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Shabby Pig 907 West Main Street, Clarksville, Arkansas 72830
Hosted by The Shabby Pig, Julie's Perks, & Merle Norman Studio Clarksville, AR

 Join us in Clarksville, AR for our first annual block party.  Enjoy shopping, food trucks, and live music.  The Shabby Pig Mobile boutique will be there filled with on trend, easy to wear, and affordable apparel and accessories.  





Sunday, April 28, 2019


The First Annual Moore Outdoors POON Race

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 11:00 am
Moore Outdoors 53 Old Highway 7, Dover, Arkansas 72837
Hosted by  Nashish Entertainment LLC

It was too much for Creekfest weekend so the the tradition finally returns on the last weekend of every April The Moore Outdoors P.O.O.N. Boat Race. This year 4-26 through 4/28.  The race being on Sunday at high noon.  

I've heard the term for 30 plus years and It's time to spread the People/Person Out On Nature brand!  

Saturday night, April 27 is going to be a musical mash of Cody Kurtzo, Zach Jenks, Nash Moore, and Anna Benson from Moonshine Mafia! Its looking like a Creekfest warm up to me!!! Music starts at  8pm if not SOONER! 

Camping is $10 @ person per night. Saturday night is $10 @ person camping or not so you might as well bring the tent, haha.

POON Race price is $20 a person, children under 10 are free.

5ish miles from Long Pool to Twin Bridges

Racing Categories: pretty much Jungle Boater Rules....


Paddle Board.. Womens and Mens
Solo Canoe.. Womens and Mens
Tandem Canoe.. Womens, Mens, and Mixed
Kayak.. Womens and Mens
Raft division.... TBA as applicable  




SPRING FAMILY PHOTOS at The Gazebo

Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Cline Park Clarksville, Arkansas 72830
Hosted by  Grace HD Ministries 

This is a great opportunity to get your family photos taken and guaranteed ready just in time for Mother's Day!!!  

You'll enjoy getting those SPRING photos taken at a location that is beautiful and peaceful.  The Gazebo at Cline Park is also a great setting for engagement and baby announcement photos.  PETS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!!!

All proceeds will benefit your local foster and biological families via GraceHD Ministries.




Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend


WILDLIFE HIKE

Friday, April 26, 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: Amphitheater 

You can explore nature at this park because Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitats sustain many living creatures. Meadowbrook Trail is home to many of these creatures. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and discover what animals call this area home. Then head down the trail to see how many creatures you can see or what traces of them we can find.


WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 1:30 am 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, April 27, 2019 from 1:45 am to 2:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Kids' 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 is also feeding these creatures; so come discover the small native wonders around us.

NATURE JOURNALS

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Orientation Room  

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 have the opportunity to make your own nature journal to take with you. 


WETLAND SAFARI

Saturday, April 27, 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: Amphitheater

Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitat is home to a wide variety of creatures, many of which can be found in our wetlands. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater to explore some of the players in this vital ecosystem.

REPTILIAN RIDDLES

Saturday, April 27, 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: Amphitheater

Many creatures call Lake Dardanelle State Park home, including many reptiles. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater to discover some of the things that make reptiles unique, as well as to get an up close look at one of the park’s reptiles.



FEEL THE FURS

Saturday, April 27, 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.

HIKE THROUGH HISTORY

Saturday, April 27, 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: Summit Park Trailhead 

Take a hike through Mount Nebo State Park’s history with a park interpreter! Learn about the luxurious Summit Park Hotel that burned down in 1918, and explore the Civilian Conservation Corps’ role in the development of Mount Nebo State Park in the 1930s. This approximate 1-mile long hike will be strenuous. Wear sturdy footwear, and bring water.

HIKE TO LOVER'S LEAP

Sunday, April 28, 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: Waterfall Trailhead 

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 easy for most of the trip, but the trail is moderately difficult in some places. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, and bring water.


BEAR CAVE HIKE

Friday, April 26, 2019 from 4:00 am to 4:45 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Bear Cave Parking Area  

Join Park Interpreter Carrie 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.


SUNSET AT THE PALISADES

Friday, April 26, 2019 from 7:30 to 8:00 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Palisades Overlook

Join Park Interpreter BT to see a magnificent Petit Jean State Park spring sunset and learn about the planetary movement that gives us the seasons of the year. The sun will set at approximately 7:53 p.m.


MATHER LODGE TOUR

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 11:00 to 11:45 am
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Breezeway of Historic Mather Lodge  

Join Park Interpreter BT for a tour of this architectural park gem. Discover some secrets of the past and gain insight into the undergone changes of one of Arkansas’s most treasured landmarks.

MAMMAL ANIMALS OF PETIT JEAN

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 4:30 am to 5:00 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 guess which mammal the furs and skulls belong to. You will also discover some interesting features about these animals.

PIRATE TREASURE HUNT

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 9:00 to 9:45 am
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Demonstration Area

oin Park Interpreter BT to hear the legend of Petit Jean’s pirate. After the story, we are going on a treasure hunt. If you have a compass, please bring it. Most smartphones have a compass built in. Please check yours out.

SUNSET STROLL

Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 7:30 to 8:00 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Richter Overlook 

Meet Park Interpreter BT and take a short stroll to the CCC Overlook where you can watch the sunset from one of the most scenic locations in the park. Bring a flashlight for the walk back to your car. Sunset is at approximately 7:54 p.m. 

PETIT JEAN NATURE BINGO

Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 9:00 to 9:45 am
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: CCC Room  

Join Park Interpreter Carrie 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.  



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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