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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...

May 2 19 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

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Friday, May 03, 2019


Mother's Day Pictures in the Alley

Friday, May 03, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
The Alley 310 West B Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Kurt Jones Photography and The Alley

We're doing another Mother's Day Pictures in the Alley on Friday, May 3rd.  We'll be set up in the Alley (located at 310 West B Street) from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  The cost, as always, is ONLY $5 and includes a 5x7 print.  Invite your friends!


70th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, May 03, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cogswell Motors 1900 E Main St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Cogswell Motors

Join us May 3rd at 1:00pm as we celebrate 70 years of serving the River Valley. We will have cake, cookies and punch. As well as giveaway multiple door prizes and have hot air balloon rides!!




Stephen Neeper and the wild hearts Friday night

Friday,  May 03, 2019 from 7 pm to 1 am
Front Street Bar & Grill 115 S. Front St., Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by Front Street Grill 

Stephen Neeper and The Wild Hearts Friday night at Front Street Grill! Blues and Classic Rock make for one big party Friday night!


Lightning on Ludwig

Friday, May 03, 2019 at 12 pm thru May 05, 2019 at 3 pm
Lightning on Ludwig 1000 County Road 3566, Clarksville, Arkansas 72830
Hosted by Lightning on Ludwig  

Our race has been moved back to the first weekend in May.  For all you adrenaline junkies out there!


Johnson County Relay For Life

Friday,  May 03, 2019 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Johnson County Courthouse 215 West Main, Clarksville, Arkansas
Hosted by Relay for Life-Team Coast to Coast Carports

This will be our final fundraiser for this years relay. Come join all of Johnson County's teams to raise awareness, celebrate survivors, and honor those who have fought the battle .





Saturday, May 04, 2019


May the 4th Be With You - Pool Party

Saturday, May 04, 2019 from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Clarksville Aquatic Park 1611 W Oakland St, Clarksville, Arkansas 72830
Hosted by Clarksville Aquatic Park 

$4.00 Admission
8:00pm-11:00pm
Entertainment:  some guy named robb

What better way to start May than to have an indoor pool party!!!  Bring your friends, your floaties, and your dancing shoes because Some Guy Named Robb will be the entertainment for the event!!  Lights, music, and concession.   The only thing not needed is sunblock!  :)
$4.00 admission because it's a Saturday AND the WiBit will be in place!!  Tell your friends!!
*If lightening is within 10 miles of the aquatic center, the pool and deck will be vacated.



Farmers' Market Opening Day

Saturday, May 04, 2019 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Johnson County Community Farmers' Market, Johnson County Court House, Clarksville, Arkansas 72830
Hosted by  Johnson County Community Farmers' Market 

Opening day for the season! Come down to the Clarksville Court House and visit with local crafters and farmers. See what everyone is excited about!


Pope County Farmer's Market

Saturday, May 04, 2019 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Russellville Downtown 320 W C St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by by Kuroki Bakery: Artisan Breads and Pastries and 5 others

Depot Park hosts the 2019 Farmer's Market! Farm vendors will have a large selection of farm-raised produce, meat, eggs, and honey. Other vendors will have excellent artisan baked goods, home baked items, jams and jellies, and an assortment of crafts.



Leonard's Ace Hardware - BBQ Fest

Saturday, May 04, 2019 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Leonard's Hardware 1319 S Arkansas Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  Leonard's Hardware  

Join us Saturday, May 4th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm to experience grilling season. Check out the newest and best grills on the market from Traeger and Weber with demos and food tasting. Browse our large selection of grilling tools and accessories. Take advantage of coupons and sales specific to this event and sign up to win a gift basket of grilling goodies!


Brick Fields in Russellville

Saturday, May 04, 2019 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
The Old Bank Sports Grill 220 W Main St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  Brick Fields and The Old Bank Sports Grill 

Brick Fields Blues Therapy Group at the Old Bank. 




Lake Dardanelle Tournament

Saturday, May 04, 2019 from 6 am to 4:30 pm
Illinois Bayou Park US-64, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by Central Arkansas Crappie Association


Lake Dardanelle Crappie Tournament! May 4th.  We will register at the Illinois Bayou park ramp in the overflow parking area at the top of the hill. Registration will start at 6am and end at 630am. Fishing hours will be from 7am-330pm and you must be in weigh in line before 430pm!!  The weigh in will start at 430pm.  Please see our website for all Tournament rules and all other info. 


Annual Fund Raiser

Saturday, May 04, 2019 from 5 pm to 8 pm
Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire Department 6265 Sr 105 N, Atkins, Arkansas
Hosted by  Pea Ridge Rural VFD 

Fish fry this Saturday. Everyone welcome. We will be serving fish, chicken strips, hush puppies, coke slaw, French fries, baked beans, and dessert. Donations only. Take out trays will be available. All donations will go to the department. There will be silent auction items also. Auction will end at 7:30.


 

Dover FFA 5K run/walk

Saturday, May 04, 2019 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dover Elementary School 75 Pine Hill Rd, Dover, Arkansas 72837
Hosted by Dover Agricultural Education and FFA 

This is the 2nd Annual Dover 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1 mile. This is a fundraiser for this program and the money used will be used to pay for upcoming registration fees and convention cost.


The Cadillac Three in concert at Front Street Grill

Saturday, May 04, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 1:00 am
Front Street Bar & Grill 115 S. Front St., Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by Front Street Bar & Grill

The Cadillac Three in concert Saturday May 4th at Front Street Grill! Advanced tickets are on sale now at http://fsgrill.com/tc-events/the-cadillac-three/ get them now and save $. Doors open at 6. Show s 21 and up.





Sunday, May 05, 2019


Mission Trip Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Sunday, May 05, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Chamberlyne Country Club 10614 Country Club Dr, Danville, Arkansas 72833
Hosted by  Russellville First UMC Youth 

18 hole, 4 person golf scramble to benefit our youth mission trip to Mexico

$60 per person, $240 per team

Prizes available, including at $10,000 shopping spree at Lee Ann's Fine Jewelry!



War of the Spark Draft Weekend

Saturday, May 04, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Sunday, May 05, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Boss Monster Games 1015 N. Arkansas Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  Boss Monster Games

Draft Weekend Events:
Event 1:  5/4 - 7pm - 11pm
Event 2:  5/5 - 7pm - 11pm

Pre-registration for events open NOW!  Up to 16 people per day, 6-8 person pods required to fire an event.  Pre-Registration guarantees a spot!  $15/player, tax included!  Payment due at the time of Sign-up!

Receive a FREE Draft Weekend Exclusive Bolas's Citadel FOIL Promo for participation!



Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend


RESOURCE RENDEZVOUS

Friday, May 03, 2019 from 9:00 am 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

Lake Dardanelle State Park would like to invite your 4th grade class to our annual Resource Rendezvous. This is your class’ opportunity to hear from a variety of agencies and go on a field trip to Lake Dardanelle State Park, along the banks of the Arkansas River! Sign your class up for a day of learning about the conservation of our natural resources, through games and activities with topics ranging from preventing forest fires to the water cycle. Program activities will be presented in a “round robin” style format. All you need to bring is a sack lunch for each kid, drinks, and make sure they’re dressed for a day outside! Teachers, preregistration is required, contact the park to register.


ALL TIED UP!

Friday, May 03, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater  

By learning basic knot tying skills, you can learn to set up your campsite quickly and efficiently. Meet a park interpreter at the amphitheater to learn how to tie a few basic knots that will come in handy on any outdoor adventure.

CRUMPLE WATERSHED

Saturday, May 04, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Grassy Area Across from the Visitor Center 

The watershed surrounding Lake Dardanelle is the backbone for the Arkansas River as the river journeys through the lake creating opportunities for people like you. Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center to learn about Lake Dardanelle’s vast and wide watershed. Then make your own watershed and see how the water rolls through your land!

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?

Saturday, May 04, 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, May 04, 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: Kids' Corner 

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 is also feeding these creatures; so come discover the small native wonders around us.

BIRD BEAK BUFFET

Saturday, May 04, 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

Birds come in all shapes and sizes. Each species’ beak is specially adapted to help it eat. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room for some experiments to learn how different birds eat their meals.

PINE NEEDLE MASTERPIECES

Saturday, May 04, 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: Amphitheater 

The forests of Lake Dardanelle State Park are filled with many pine trees. These trees played an important role in the development of the state of Arkansas and support wildlife. They can also be used to create your own artwork. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater to make a paintbrush from the needles, then create your own masterpiece.

STATE PARK JEOPARDY

Saturday, May 04, 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: Orientation Room  

Take part in a fun twist of the classic "Jeopardy" game show! Join park staff in the visitor center Orientation Room to divide into teams and test your Arkansas State Parks knowledge, but remember to answer with a question.



WILDFLOWER HIKE

Saturday, May 04, 2019 from 11:00 to 11:45 am
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Summit Park Trailhead 

Mount Nebo State Park is home to a multitude of wildflowers that are lots of different shapes, sizes, and colors. They bloom for a short time before giving way to the next lineup of wildflowers. Join a park interpreter on an easy to moderate hike to see what wildflowers are blooming now! Don't forget your favorite field guide, sturdy shoes, and water!

HIKE TO THE WATERFALL

Saturday, May 04, 2019 from 2:00 to 2:30 pm
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Waterfall Trailhead  

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.

TERRIFIC TREES

Saturday, May 04, 2019 from 4:00 to 4:30 am
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater 

At Mount Nebo State Park, you are never far from a tree. Do you know how to identify the trees you see? Join a park interpreter to discover some methods for identifying them!

HIKE TO SUNSET POINT

Sunday, May 05, 2019 from 9:00 to 9:30 am
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Summit Park Trailhead 

Sunset Point on Mount Nebo gives visitors an exquisite view of the Arkansas River Valley and the surrounding mountains. It doesn't have to be sunset to enjoy the views, though! Join a park interpreter on an easy hike to experience the magnificent view from Sunset Point.


WINGS OVER THE RIVER VALLEY

Friday, May 03, 2019 from 4:00 am to 4:30 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Petit Jean Gravesite Overlook

Meet Park Interpreter BT to see what takes flight over this historic point. We may see vultures, hawks, or other birds, and it’s all a fun learning experience. The scenery is great, too. Bring binoculars if you have them. If not, we have a few available to borrow.


SUNSET STROLL

Friday, May 03, 2019 from 7:30 to 8:15 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Richter Memorial Overlook on Red Bluff Drive 

Meet Park Interpreter Carrie to 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 7:58 p.m.


LEGENDS OF PETIT JEAN

Saturday, May 03, 2019 from 9:00 to 9:30 am
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Petit Jean Gravesite 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.

OWL PROWL

Saturday, May 04, 2019 from 7:45 pm to 8:30 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater    

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. Be ready to listen closely, and bring a flashlight to guide your way back to your vehicle after the program.

ROCK HOUSE CAVE HIKE

Saturday, May 04, 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: Rock House Cave Parking Area 

Meet Park Interpreter BT to hike to the park’s archeology site, Rock House Cave. We will view American Indian rock art and discover more about the 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.

BEAR CAVE HIKE

Saturday, May 04, 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: Bear Cave Parking Area 

Join Park Interpreter Carrie for an interesting walk amongst 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.

CEDAR CREEK TRAIL ADVENTURE

Sunday, May 05, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:30 am
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Pioneer Cabin (Cedar Creek Trailhead)  

From carpet rocks to iron formations to many small waterfalls, Cedar Creek Trail is one of the most fascinating areas of Petit Jean State Park. Join Park Interpreter Carrie to discover some of the trees animals, plants, and natural forces that can be found along this beautiful, scenic trail. This moderately-difficult trail is a 1 ¼-mile loop. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water.  

 

BATS AROUND US

Sunday, May 05, 2019 from 2:00 to 2:30 am
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: CCC Room at Mather Lodge   

Join Park Interpreter Carrie to explore the mammals of the air; the bats. We will discover what makes them so unique among other mammals and how they are able to hunt their prey.

EVENING HIKE AT ROCK HOUSE CAVE

Sunday, May 05, 2019 from 2:00 to 2:30 am
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Rock House Cave Parking Area   

Meet Park Interpreter Carrie for this night hike down to the park’s archeology site: Rock House Cave. We will view ancient, mysterious rock art and imagine what life was like for the American Indians who created it. Please bring your flashlight. This hike is ¼-mile long so be sure to wear sturdy shoes. 


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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