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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 16 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, May 17, 2019


National Adoption Weekend

Friday, May 17, 2019 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
PetSmart (3093 E. Main Street, Russellville, AR) 3093 E. Main Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by Needy Paws Animal Shelter 

Join us at PetSmart in Russellville on Friday May 17th, Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th from 11AM - 4PM for National Adoption Weekend! Come and meet your new best friend!


Game Night

Friday, May 17, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Pope County Library System 116 E 3rd St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  Pope County Library System and PCLS YA 

Bring your favorite board game or chose from our selection! Play solo computer games or take turns with our video gaming systems! Game Night at the Pope County Library is every 3rd Friday from 6-8 pm.




Bree Ogden at The Old Bank

Friday,  May 17, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Old Bank Sports Grill 220 W Main St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Bree Ogden  

Bree Ogden at The Old Bank in Russellville, Arkansas!


Picklefest Rodeo

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm
Atkins Riding Club 576 NE 14th Street, Atkins, Arkansas 72823
Hosted by Atkins Riding Club 

Pickle Fest Rodeo May 17th and 18th. Starts at 8 pm. Make plans to come.


Author Chat at Atkins Centennial Library

Friday,  May 17, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Atkins Centennial Library, 216 NE 1st St, Atkins, AR 72823-4204
Hosted by Hopewell Heritage:Growing Up In Rural Arkansas At The End Of An Era  

Author, Nancy Reynolds Collins, is returning to her hometown, Atkins, to answer questions about, and to hand out limited copies of her book, the weekend of Picklefest. She'll be set up in the Atkins Centennial Library on FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 from 4-5 pm only.  The library is located at 216 NE 1st St, Atkins, Arkansas.



City Wide Clean-Up

Friday,  May 17, 2019 from 4:00 am to 4:00 pm
City of Atkins 310 NE 1st St, Atkins, Arkansas 72823
Hosted by City of Atkins

ATTENTION!!
Customers of Lee's Trash Service:
The Atkins City Limits Large Item Collection will take place the week of Monday March 11th through Friday March 15th
Please place all items out with your trash the NIGHT BEFORE your normal pick up day.
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED INCLUDE:
-Liquid paint
-Lead based paint
-Air conditioners
-Freezers
-Tires
-Appliances( washers, dryers, stoves, water heaters)
-Railroad ties
-Anything liquid form
-Yard waste pesticides
-batteries
-burned material

Thank you for the opportunity to serve your community.




Saturday, May 18, 2019


Open Mic Night!!

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Dog Ear Books 301 W Main St., Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Dog Ear Books

Come bring your music, poetry, jokes, or whatever and share it with the community!



5K Pickle Run

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Atkins Rodeo Arena 576 NE 14 street, Atkins, Arkansas 72823
Hosted by Atkins Riding Club 

Sign ups will be at 7:00 AM at the Atkins Riding Club Rodeo Arena!  Race will begin at 7:30AM. Entry fee is $25.  You can enter online or day of event.  There will be free tshirts for participants while supplies last.  Online registration can be done at www.runsignup.com or by clicking on the following link.  https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/AR/Atkins/5KPickleRun2019#event-318523. 


Pope County Farmer's Market

Saturday, May 17, 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.



Dardanelle Farmers Market Opening Day

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
120 N Front St. Dardanelle, AR
Hosted by Dardanelle Farmers Market 

The Dardanelle Farmers Market Opening Day is fast approaching. Join us for local shopping with your favorite farmers.

We will open May 18th, from 8 am to 12 pm at the Gazebo in Dardanelle.

Viney Creek Farm will have goat milk soap, aloe vera soap, aloe vera lotions, lip balms and more.

Pleasant View Farm will have their usual spread of delicious baked goods plus pot holders, jams and jellies, lettuce, potatoes, and plants.

Four Dog's Bakery will have their wholesome all natural dog treats.

Mill Creek Farms will be with us. Availability coming soon.

Green Acres Atkins will be with us. Availability coming soon.

Dandelion Roots Homestead will have their beautiful crochet, body care goods and seedlings.

Deacon's Ranch will be with us. Availability coming soon.

Sulphur Springs Truck Patch will be with us. Availability coming soon.

Homegrown and Homemade will have kettle corn, banana nut bread, cookies, cotton boll angels, heirloom tomato seedlings, hyssop, passion flower vine, elephant ears, needle point ivy, red bee balm, althea bush, purple basil and zinnias.

Dennis Catlett will have lots of farm fresh eggs for opening day!

Swan Family Homestead will be joining us with homegrown catfish filets, vacuum sealed for your convenience. They'll also have seedlings, candy and more.

We'll post updates as we confirm with vendors who will be joining us. See you there!


Judge Parker Saturday night at Front Street Grill

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
Front Street Bar & Grill 115 S. Front St., Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by  Front Street Grill 

Judge Parker will be laying down the law Saturday night with their southern rock gavel! Saturday nights special is a bacon wrapped filet dinner for just $16.95




Chicken dinner

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Delaware Park Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by Friends of Delaware Park 

Rain or shine! The park’s annual chicken dinner is Saturday, May the 18th from 12-4. No price increase either - we’re still charging $5/meal. You can’t get this amount food for $5 anywhere else! Don’t forget about the raffle also.


Unicorn Tea Party Mini Sessions

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 7:20 pm
Brayberry Farm 2037 Lee Mountain Rd, Dover, Arkansas 72837
Hosted by  Lyndsay C. Photography 

Saturday, May 18th I will be holding Unicorn Mini Sessions at Brayberry Farm!Location will be at a beautiful spot next to the Pond at Brayberry Farm.The session cost is $125 + tax($136.25). A $25 non refundable deposit is due upon booking to hold your spot with the remaining balance of $111.25 due the day of your session. The session fee includes 20 minutes of session time, 20+ edited high resolution images, a print release and online downloading gallery.*Multiple participants can be in the photo sessions they will just share the 20 images.

An email with detailed directions will be sent out Wednesday before the sessions. If you have not received your confirmation the Wednesday before your session please reach out to me to confirm details.Outfits are not provided however you can send an email to me for a list of clothing recommendations once booked.

In the event of inclement weather a reschedule date will be given. If you cannot make the reschedule date your deposit can be used towards a regular portrait session.

 If you would like more time with the Unicorn, additional images, outfit changes and/or more prop options please inquire about scheduling a private 1 hour session. One hour private sessions are $350 and include 1 hour of session time, edited high resolution images, a print release and online downloading gallery.

Depending on sunset we may need to move the sessions up an hour. In the event we need more light I will give at least a weeks notice. Please allow time in your schedule for this flexibility if it is needed.


 

Aaron Lewis Live in Ozark, AR

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 8:00 am to 11:30 pm
Byrd's Adventure Center 7037 Cass Oark Rd, Ozark, Arkansas 72949
Hosted by Aaron Lewis 

For Tickets Click Here




Sunday, May 19, 2019



River Valley Outpouring

Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Center for the Arts 2209 S Knoxville Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by  Dunaway Music 

River Valley Outpouring — Sunday, May 19 @ 6PM
Venue: The Center for the Arts

The Dunaways singing/Pastor Steven Perry of Saraland, AL preaching!

2209 S. Knoxville Ave., Russellville, AR


The Wizard of Oz

Saturday, May 19, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Rialto Community Arts Center 213 E Broadway St, Morrilton, Arkansas 72110
Hosted by  Rialto Community Arts Center 

"The Rialto Community Arts Center is proud to present a spring musical for the whole family, the timeless classic, The Wizard of Oz! This dazzling and nostalgic show will be sure to leave you smiling and feeling the magic of live theatre. We invite you to join us and relive this iconic story."
THE WIZARD OF OZ is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK www.tamswitmark.com
Legal paragraph:
WIZARD OF OZ
by L. Frank Baum
With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by
Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.



Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend


INSECT ORCHESTRA

Friday, May 17, 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 

Have you heard the music that the insects here at Lake Dardanelle State Park make in the evenings? Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater to learn more about how insects make their music and help us create our own “insect orchestra.”


OWLS - KAYAKING AND SUP

Friday, May 17, 2019 from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center 

The Arkansas River creates many recreational opportunities for us to enjoy. Join Lake Dardanelle State Park staff for O.W.L.S. (Outdoor Women Learning Skills), a program series designed to give ladies the opportunity to explore the available recreation at Lake Dardanelle and the surrounding area, by learning skills and knowledge needed to enjoy nature. The series is one evening a month for 6 months, you can come to 1 or come to them all. Each month we will cover a new topic. Preregistration is required for each date and includes dinner.

NATIONAL KIDS TO PARKS DAY

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center  

Check with the park for a full schedule of programming and activities for the day.


FISH PRINTS

Saturday, May 18, 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  

Lake Dardanelle’s fishery is healthy and diverse. We’ll be using the fishery as inspiration to make some beautiful creations. Meet a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center to create some fishy art for National Kids to Parks Day. #kidstoparks

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?

Saturday, May 18, 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 18, 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: Kid's Corner  

Lake Dardanelle’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 will also be feeding these creatures, so join us as we celebrate National Kids to Parks Day and discover the small native wonders we have around us. #kidstoparks


IN-SEINE ADVENTURE

Saturday, May 18, 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: Kayak Beach    

Lake Dardanelle has a healthy and diverse aquatic environment, but what lives in the lake other than fish and turtles? Join a park interpreter at the kayak beach to seine for macro-invertebrates and find out for yourself on this National Kids to Parks Day. Wear water shoes and clothing that can get wet. #kidstoparks 

GREAT MIGRATION CHALLENGE

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
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

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 grassy area across from the visitor center to try your luck! #kidstoparks

TREE MAZE

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater

Lake Dardanelle State Park has a diverse ecosystem that supports a wide variety of life. Meet at the amphitheater for this National Kids to Parks Day activity and race through this life-sized tree maze to discover some of the trees found here, as well as what makes them stand out from the others. #kidstoparks

NATIVE AMERICAN GAMES

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
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

Have you ever thought about the daily lives of Native Americans and wondered how they spent their free time, back in history, way before this area was a state park? Meet a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center to learn some of the games Native Americans developed, played, and perfected. All ages welcome! #kidstoparks


LAKE CRUISE

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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. 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. (Weather permitting.) #kidstoparks


WILDLIFE BINGO

Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Orientation Room

You can explore nature at this park because Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitats sustain many living creatures. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room and discover some of the creatures that call this area home.


NAVIGATION BASICS

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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 what it would be like to find your way without GPS or your phone? Join a park interpreter to discover what it takes to navigate with a compass and make your way through a course at Mount Nebo State Park. #kidstoparks

FEEL THE FURS

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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. #kidstoparks

NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
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. #kidstoparks



WINGS OVER THE RIVER VALLEY

Friday, May 17, 2019 from 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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.


OWL PROWL

Friday, May 17, 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: CCC Room at Mather Lodge   

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. We are taking a short hike down the Cedar Falls Trail, so be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight for the walk out.


MAMMAL ANIMALS OF PETIT JEAN

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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    

Meet Park Interpreter BT to guess which mammal the furs and skulls belong to. You will also discover some interesting features about these animals.

SUNSET STROLL

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 7:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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 8:10 p.m.

BEAR CAVE HIKE

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
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 BT for a fascinating 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 bring water and a flashlight.

ROCK HOUSE CAVE HIKE

Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m
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 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 is an easy trail. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring along water.



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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