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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 9 22 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, May 10, 2019


Mother's Day Pictures in the Alley

Friday, May 10, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am
The Alley 310 West B Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Kurt Jones Photography and The Alley

We're going to do two more Mother's Day Pictures in the Alley.  One on Friday, May 10th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM and on Saturday Morning. May 11th,  from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.  Cost is ONLY $5, and includes a 5x7 print.  We hope to see you there!


Huge Two Day Estate Auction

Friday, May 10, 2019 from 10:00 pm to Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Pope County Fairgrounds 517 S Knoxville Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Miller Auction Company, Inc.

HUGE TWO DAY ESTATE AUCTION

MAY 10th & 11th, 2019 - 10AM


POPE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

500 SOUTH KNOXVILLE AVE, RUSSELLVILLE, AR 72801


ANTIQUE DRESSER/ROUND MIRROR/STOOL & 4 DRAWER CHEST - STEAMER TRUNK - TV'S - OLD FRAMED ANTIQUE PRINTS & PICTURES - ANTIQUE BISSELL CARPET SWEEPERS - PHILCO RADIO - DEER ANTLERS - MAGNIFYING GLASSES - ANTIQUE WARDROBE - LOTS & LOTS OF GLASSWARE & HOUSEWARE - BOOK SHELVES - SEVERAL ANTIQUE TRUNKS - MISC FABRIC - ANTIQUE SEARS EXERCISE MACHINE - OLD ARMY LOCKER - HOME DECOR - SHIP COMPASS?? - STORAGE CABINETS - OLD LINENS & QUILTS - OLD SETTEE - SUITCASES - DEPRESSION GLASS - PRICE ALBERT CANS - CAMERAS - TOY CANON - WOODEN CRATES - WALKING CANES - POTTERY - WOODEN STOOLS - BUFFET - HAND-CRANK ICE CREAM MAKER - OLD EASEL - ASSORTED ANTIQUE CHAIRS - TELEPHONE TABLES - COPPER/BRASS DECOR - DESKS - DRESSERS - SIDE TABLES - SEWING MACHINE - 3 SLEDS - SNOW SHOES - CROSS COUNTRY WOODEN SKIES - DROP LEAF TABLE - OFFICE CHAIR - ANTIQUE AMERICAN VACUUM  225 5TH AVE, NY - OLD BARREL - OLD SICKLES - ANTIQUE WOODEN DESK & CHAIR - FLYING O CHILDS CHAIN DRIVE TRACTOR - LOG TURNER - PUSH GARDEN PLOW - OLD FEED MILK CART - MILK BOTTLES & CRATE - PATIO TABLE & CHAIRS - BETTY WASHINGTON CAST IRON STOVE - MISC OLD GARDEN TOOLS - CAST IRON PULLEYS - WELL PUMP - OLD ROCKERS - OLD CEILING LIGHT KITS - INSULATORS - SCALES - WOODEN VICE - CHURN - OLD WRINGER WASHERS - WOODEN FILE CABINET - SMOKING STAND - WAGON WHEEL - OLD WOODEN DESKS - WOODEN BARREL - BRASS DESK LAMP - OLD PHONES - OLD DOORS - LADDERS - OLD TOYS - ELECTRONICS - ANTIQUE TRUMPET, TROMBONE - CROCK WATER COOLER - WOODEN IRONING BOARD - PICNIC BASKET - ICE PRONGS - GALVANIZED BUCKETS - MILK JUGS - UNDERWOOD TYPEWRITER - 1HP CRAFTSMAN ROUTER - OLD TOOL CADDY -  B&D JIGSAW - HAND PLANER - CHAINS - HAND TOOLS - WORK TABLES - POWER TOOLS - POWER PACK 300 JUMP START - VANITY/MIRROR - OLD WASHBOWL/PITCHER - TRICYCLE - HAND CARVED ROCKING CHAIR - REMINGTON RAND TYPEWRITER - HAND PUSH GRASS MOWERS - CROCKS - FISHING POLES - IRON BEDSTEAD - CHIFFAROBE - MAPLE ROCKER - RUSTIC ARMOIRE - RUGS - ROUTER - VICES - JACKS - ANTIQUE KELVINATOR REFRIGERATOR - TABLE SAWS - DELTA BAND SAW - OLD BOAT MOTOR - DUCK DECOYS - WATER COOLERS - WOODEN WASH TUB STAND - DROP LEAF TABLES - BUREAUS, CHEST OF DRAWERS, DRESSERS - SEVERAL DISPLAY CASES - DINING, KITCHEN TABLES - LAMPS - WASHBOARDS - WOODEN COLUMNS - OARS - CURIO CABINETS - FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - ROLL TOP DESK - PLEASE NOTE: THERE LOTS MORE NOT LISTED!



TERMS: CASH OR GOOD CHECK - 10% BUYERS PREMIUM
www.millertimeauction.com
479-857-8059
Miller Time Auction, Inc.
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Tone Kats at the Old Bank

Friday,  May 10, 2019 from 8 pm to 11 pm
The Old Bank Sports Grill 220 W Main St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by The Tone Kats 

Benny and the Boys want YOU to come rock out with us Friday night @ the Bank! $5 cover, no reservations so get there early


Kids’ Mother’s Day Paint class

Friday, May 10, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Art of the Valley 118 S. Commerce Ave., Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  Art of the Valley   

🌸 Let your child create a cute personalized flower pot gift for mom for Mother’s Day! $20 includes all materials including flowers, as well as a snack!  Friday May 10th 4-6pm. Call/text 479-857-9559 or FB message to reserve your child’s spot! #mothersday  #mothersday2019 #mothersdaygiftideas #paintingisfun #artofthevalley


Friday Night Bingo$$$

Friday,  May 10, 2019 at 6:10 pm
Regulators Bingo in Russellville, AR 2101 SR 247, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by Regulators Bingo in Russellville, AR 

Come join us this Friday night for a chance to win some serious$$$$
Games start at 6:10
$1,000 GURANTEED JACKPOT and so much more!!!
See you there!!!


Game Night

Friday,  May 10, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Dog Ear Books 301 W Main St., Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Dog Ear Books

Do you like playing games and making friends? Then come on down. It is great for all ages and you can bring your own games or play our games!


Sol Def Friday night at Front Street Grill

Friday,  May 10, 2019 from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am
Front Street Bar & Grill 115 S. Front St., Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by Front Street Bar & Grill

Sol Def-Evolving with time, The Sol Def Band is rapidly becoming one of the mid south’s most wanted dance band. Featuring 2 female vocalists, the show has a well rounded mature professional sound and look. The three musicians that back the show up are all professionals and have performed with some of the greatest names in show business. Taking a walk down memory lane with the band is a wonderful treat from your regular bands that plays obscured songs. Performing everything from Chart topping R&B to Chart topping hits of today. The show has something for everyone. All ages are usually welcomed to the performances! Yes, The Sol Def Band has an imppecable repution as dedicated professionals. So look out for the band that has it all. THE SOL DEF BAND....




Saturday, May 11, 2019


Johnny Cupcakes x Dog Ear Books Pop-up Shop

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Dog Ear Books 301 W Main St., Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Dog Ear Books

Get LOST IN BOOKLAND at the latest Johnny Cupcakes Pop-Up Shop with Dog Ear Books. I will have limited quantities of a new t-shirt available that you'll be MAD to miss out on!

**The first 25 people to make a purchase at the pop-up will receive a COFFEE CAKE CUPCAKE**

There will also be free coffee and special discounts (will be announced soon) that day!

Haven't heard of The World's First T-Shirt Bakery, Johnny Cupcakes? Check it out at johnnycupcakes.com.

LET'S TALK RAFFLE TICKETS
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-Follow @collectionofkatelyn on Instagram (screenshot and show me!)
-Follow @ilovedogear on Instagram (screenshot and show me!)
-Wear a Johnny Cupcakes shirt to the pop-up shop
-Purchase a Mystery Bundle



Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
River Valley United Way 
Hosted by  River Valley United Way

You can take part in the nation's largest one-day food drive!

Saturday, May 11th, letter carriers will collect nonperishable food donations from generous community members across Russellville & Dardanelle. These donations go directly to local non-profit programs to provide food to people in need, and there are many neighbors in the River Valley who need our help.

It’s Easy to Help!
1. Place your nonperishable food donations in a bag.
2. Leave at your mailbox on May 11th by 9am.
3. Your letter carrier will pick up and deliver to River Valley United Way

What you should know about your donation:
Your donation stays local, helping neighbors in your community! River Valley United Way distributes food to partner agencies in Russellville & Dardanelle. We give your Stamp Out Hunger donations to agencies located in your community!


Pope County Farmer's Market

Saturday, May 11, 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 7 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.



Mother’s Day Paint & Sip

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Art of the Valley 118 S. Commerce Ave., Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  Art of the Valley  

Treat the beautiful momma in your life to a night of painting & sipping!  $60 for a couple (two 12”x24” canvases form one picture) or $35 for a single’s (one 16”x20” canvas).  Bring your significant other, friends, or adult family.  Any of the pictures shown can be on any canvas.  You can change any colors, any amount of elements in the paintings to make it unique.  We can even add lettering to the paintings for you!  Price includes all supplies, adult beverages, soft drinks, and dessert.  We start here at our studio May 11 at 7pm.  Call/text 479-857-9559 or instant message on FB or IG to reserve a seat!
#mothersday #mothersday2019 #paintandsip #adultsonly #paintingisfun #paintingisrelaxing #artofthevalley


Exploration Station

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Pope County Library System 116 E 3rd St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Pope County Library System

A story time followed by a hands on STEM activity.  This month we will be exploring the insect world.  Ages 2-12, siblings and caretakers.




Picklefest Pageant 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm
Atkins High School 403 Avenue 3 NW, Atkins, Arkansas 72823
Hosted by Picklefest Pageants 

Picklefest Pageant
May 11, 2019
Atkins High School Auditorium
403 Ave 3 NW    Atkins, AR
Check-In at 10:00am Pageant at 11:00am
**If you are not checked in by 10:45 you will not be allowed to compete in the pageant**

Age Groups: 0-Up for Boys (will be split according to number of entries)
0-11 months, 12-23 months, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-16, and 17-20(single) years for Girls
MS. 21 and Up (Married, Divorced, Single)
MUST COMPETE AS AGE ON THE DAY OF THE PAGEANT

Entry Fee: $25.00
Overall Supreme Winner (OPTIONAL): $10.00
Deadline is May 3, 2019
All entries must be postmarked by this date ***NO door entries will be accepted

Attire for the pageant is Casual Wear only for all age groups.

Contact Amanda at 479-518-6110    
Email: [email protected]
Website: peopleforabetteratkins.org

Sponsored by the People for a Better Atkins - held in conjunction with the 2018 Picklefest, May 17-18 in downtown Atkins.


Color Run Kid's 1 mile Fun Run

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9 am to 10 am
Gazebo 120 N Front St Dardanelle Ar
Hosted by Dardanelle Area Chamber of Commerce

The Color Run Kid's 1 mile Fun Run benifits the Junior Auxilar of Yell County.

The Run Starts at 9 am.
The course begins near the Gazebo, heads east on Front Street turns around a little past Tucker and 2nd Streets.  The participants return to the Gazebo.


 

The Smash Brothers

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10:30 am to 12:00 am
Crosswoods Restaurant & Sports Club 2614 W Main St, Clarksville, Arkansas 72830
Hosted by  Crosswoods Restaurant & Sports Club 

The Smash Brother Comedy Show is still happening but will start at 10:30 instead of 9pm!





Sunday, May 12, 2019



Mother’s Day @Drewry Farm & Orchards Sunday May 12th 11AM-3PM

Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Drewry Farm & Orchards
Hosted by Drewry Farm & Orchards 

Relaxed outdoor setting for a nice home cooked lunch for Mothers Day.
Call or text for more info.
(479)857.0869

Menu;
Cranberry chicken salad on croissant with soup or salad $10.

Loaded beef tips $10.

Moms Day Special;
Baked Mango Chicken & Wild Rice
GreenBeans, Roll, Dessert & Drink
$12.75

Other items;
•Tomato Bisque
•Green Salad
•Baked Goods

•Sodas, Sweet Tea, coffee,

Desserts;
•Cream cheese Banana Pudding
•Chocolate Cake & Ice cream
•Strawberry Shortcake

For Kids;
•Hot Dogs
•PB&J
•MAC & Cheese



One mile nature walking trail available for donation to help with upkeep of the trail.  



Mother's Day Special

Saturday, May 12, 2019 1:00 pm
Regulators Bingo in Russellville, AR 2101 SR 247, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by Regulators Bingo in Russellville, AR 

Mother's Day Special!!!
Bring your mother for a fun day for a chance to win some $$$$$
All mother's will receive 1 Free Back Up Pack with the purchase of a main pack this Mothers Day May 12th.
See you there!!



Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend


WHO GOES THERE?

Friday, May 10, 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 

Many creatures call Lake Dardanelle State Park home. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater to discover who they are and what clues they leave behind as they move about the park. After looking through the clues, we will head down the trail and see if we discover any new clues and find out, who goes there?


WEARABLE WATER CYCLE

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
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  

As the Arkansas River journeys through Lake Dardanelle, it continually shapes the land and creates opportunities for people like you. Discover the many stops a drop of water makes on its journey through the water cycle. The possibilities are endless. Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center and dive into this incredible journey.

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?

Saturday, May 11, 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 11, 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.

TRANSFORMERS

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Orientation Room

Lake Dardanelle State Park is home to many creatures. Tadpoles and polliwogs transform into insect-eating machines throughout Lake Dardanelle State Park. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room to explore these transformers and create an origami transformer yourself.

STORIES OF LAKE DARDANELLE

Saturday, May 11, 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 

Exploration, opportunity, and progress forged the culture you find here today. Meet a park interpreter at the amphitheater to hear some stories of the past that create the wonderful and unique culture in the River Valley, see these stories come to life right before your eyes!


WILDLIFE HIKE

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 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. 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.



THE STORY OF MOUNT NEBO

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11:00 to 11:30 am
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Cornwell House  

Have you ever wondered how Mount Nebo got its name? How some of the trails were built? How it became a state park? Join a park interpreter to explore the history of Mount Nebo!

WORKING FOR THE MAN

Saturday, May 11, 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: Amphitheater   

Have you hiked a trail at Mount Nebo State Park? Have you stayed in one of the rustic cabins? You've experienced the work of the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps). Join a park interpreter to discover everything the CCC did to shape Mount Nebo State Park!

HIKE THROUGH HISTORY

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 4:00 to 4:45 pm
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater 

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

GOOD MORNING HIKE

Sunday, May 12, 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 

Are you looking for a healthy way to start your morning? Join a park interpreter on a leisurely morning hike on a portion of the Rim Trail to enjoy the nature and to take in the beautiful scenery at Mount Nebo State Park. Make sure to wear appropriate footwear, and bring plenty of water.


HIKE THROUGH HISTORY - CCC STROLL

Friday, May 10, 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: Fishing Dock (next to the Boathouse) 

Meet Park Interpreter Carrie for a stroll through historic CCC structures. Along the way, we will talk about what life was like for the Civilian Conservation Corps workers and how their hard work is still seen today. This stroll will be about 30 minutes in length. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring water.


NIGHT HIKE ON SEVEN HOLLOWS

Friday, May 10, 2019 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Seven Hollows Parking Area  

Join Park Interpreter Carrie for a night time adventure on one of Petit Jean State Park's most spectacular hikes! We will be braving the darkness to see the nocturnal animals that wander the park. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, bring water, and a flashlight.


ARKANSAS HERITAGE DAY - TALES FROM A COUNTRY DOCTOR

Saturday, May 11, 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: Historic Mather Lodge Fireplace Lobby    

Dr. T.W. Hardison, the founder of Petit Jean State Park, was also a gifted writer and storyteller. Meet Park Interpreter BT to hear a few of Hardison’s most entertaining stories that tell of this park’s colorful history.

ARKANSAS HERITAGE DAY - STORIES AND STROLLING AT THE PETIT JEAN GRAVESITE OVERLOOK

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 11:00 pm to 11:45 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     

Meet Park Interpreter BT to explore lesser known sites in the area – the YMCA “College Lodge” and the area where the “Hotel Petit Jean” was located 100 years ago. Warning: beautiful scenery involved.

ARKANSAS HERITAGE DAY - CEDAR CREEK TRAIL ADVENTURE

Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm
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) 

Join Park Interpreter Carrie to discover the secrets the walls of the canyon are telling us every day. This hike will take us by magnificent boulders, the beautiful Cedar Creek, and signs of the past here on the mountain. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring water for this adventure.

ARKANSAS HERITAGE DAY - SUNSET STROLL

Saturday, May 11, 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 8:04 p.m.



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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