This Weekend in the River Valley
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
Friday, June 7, 2019
Come and experience the Russellville Downtown merchants with artists and musicians!
Friday, June 7 from 5 PM to 9 PM
Russellville Downtown 320 W C St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by River Valley Now , River Country 102.3 KCJC , The Rotary Club of Russellville, AR , and Orr Auto Mall
The Rotary Club of Russellville does many incredible things in the community. Help us continue to do so as well as expand our reach through your participation in our inaugural Zero K (and dog walk!) fundraiser. “It’s all the fun without the run!”
For your $25 entry ($5 per dog!) you will be able to take on our challenging zero kilometer course and receive an “I Survived the World’s Shortest Race” t-shirt as well as a 0.0 sticker for the family car! A Whole Lotta Fun has donated a bump & jump for the kiddos to play on ($5 for unlimited jump time!) and FREE face painting will be available to children as well.
Once you're done, make your way over to Main Street Russellville's Art Walk for even more entertainment!
It’s all in fun, but the projects (like Hoops for Hunger, which provides hundreds of thousands of meals to food insecure locals every year) which will be carried out by the Rotary Club of Russellville throughout the year are no joke.
Sign up information/ticket link below.
This summer will mark the 13th season of Sunset Cinema, which aims to enhance the quality of life in the Russellville area by bringing together members of the community.
Sunset Cinema is an outdoor movie theater which operates on the lawn of the Lake Dardanelle Visitor's Center. This event is FREE TO THE PUBLIC. These family-friendly events brought over 2000 attendees last year. The two showings scheduled this summer are on Friday, June 7, The Greatest Showman, and Friday, June 14, The Sandlot. Each showing will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. Activities will take place prior to each showing starting at 7 p.m.
IN THE EVENT OF RAIN SUBSEQUENT DATES HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED.
Live Music, Food Vendors, Lawn Games, Join us June 7th in front of the Chamber! Bring your own lawn chairs & blankets for this fun and relaxing evening!
Saturday, June 08, 2019
Saturday, June 08, 2019 at 12:00 pm
Clarksville Country Club 401 W Country Club Rd, Clarksville, Arkansas 72830
Hosted by Clarksville Country Club, Crosswoods Restaurant & Sports Club, and Scarlett Marketing & Design
It’s time to register for the 13th annual Dickie Jones Memorial Benefit Tournament! The 3 Person Scramble will take place on June 8th with the choice of a morning or afternoon tee time. Call 479-754-3026 for details. Registration deadline is June 6th.
Saturday, June 08, 2019, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Lamar City Park, 601 Cabin Creek Ave, Lamar, AR 72846
Hosted by City of Lamar
12th Annual Lamar Car Show and Family Day will be Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at the Lamar City Park, 601 Cabin Creek Ave, Lamar, AR 72846.
Vendors are welcome to set up booths. Please contact the Lamar City Hall at (479)885-3865 for further information.
27 Different Classes will be awarded 1st and 2nd place trophies plus Best of Show, Best Paint, Interior, and Engine Awards.
Pre Registration: $15
Day of Show: $20
May pre-register at Lamar City Hall. Pre-registration forms can be mailed or e-mailed upon request by calling the Lamar City Hall at (479)885-3865 or e-mailing [email protected]
Day of Show Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 p.m.
Trophies are expected to be awarded at 2:30 p.m.
Show Classes are as Follows:
1. 00-59 Car (Original & Restored)
2. 60-72 Car (Original & Restored)
3. 73-90 Car (Original & Restored)
4. 91-19 Car (Original & Restored)
5. 00-35 Street Rod
6. 36-49 Street Rod
7. 00-59 Car (Modified)
8. 60-72 Car (Modified)
9. 73-97 Car (Modified)
10. 98-19 Car (Modified)
11. 00-70 Imports
12. 71-19 Imports
13. 00-59 Truck (Original & Restored)
14. 60-72 Truck (Original & Restored)
15. 73-97 Truck (Original & Restored)
16. 98-19 Truck (Original & Restored)
17. 00-59 Truck (Modified)
18. 60-72 Truck (Modified)
19. 73-97 Truck (Modified)
20. 98-19 Truck (Modified)
21. 00-19 4X4
22. 00-19 Under Construction (Must Have Primer Somewhere)
23. 00-19 Unfinished
24. 00-19 Special Interest
25. 00-19 Rat Rod
26. 00-19 Motorcycle & Trike (Original)
27. 00-19 Motorcycle & Trike (Modified)
Best of Show
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.
Join us on Saturday, June 8th for Tech Night at the Northwest Arkansas Naturals!
First pitch is at 6:05 p.m.
Arvest Ballpark 3000 Gene George Blvd., Springdale, AR 72762
Meet fellow alumni and friends at the Quadrivium Home Plate Party Deck for a buffet of all your ballpark favorites and enjoy the game.
Adult tickets - $20/person
Season ticket holders - $10/person
Children under 3 - FREE
Purchase your tickets at www.atualumni.com/naturals19
1.5-hour all-you-can-eat buffet
Seating in the Quadrivium Home Plate Party Deck area
We'll be making three kinds of slime to go with our summer reading program space theme. Galaxy slime, alien slime, and glow in the dark slime! The program is open to preschool. lower and upper elementary age kiddos and their caretakers. DRESS FOR A MESS!! Register at [email protected]
Saturday, Jun 8 at 7:30 AM – Sunday, Jun 9 at 6 PM
Galla Creek Golf Course and Country Club 141 Golf Club Ln, Pottsville, Arkansas 72858
Hosted by Galla Creek Golf Course and Country Club
Attention members! Find a guest and come play in our Member/Guest Tournament!
2 Man Scramble
$80 per person
$10 for 2 mulligans per day per person
$10 for skins game
Lunch provided on Saturday and Dinner Saturday Night!
Jason Campbell and Dem Boyz will be playing your favorite tunes Saturday night!
Sunday, June 09, 2019
Saturday, Jun 8 at 8 AM to Sunday, June 09, 2019 at 5 PM
New Blaine, AR
Hosted by AMA National Dual Sport Trail Riding Series
Times are approximate. Check with event organizer for more details.
Event contact/info: arkansasdirtriders.net
Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend
The Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce, which aims to enhance the quality of life in the Russellville area by bringing together members of the community, will present Sunset Cinema. Sunset Cinema is an outdoor movie theater which operates on the lawn of the visitor center. Gates open at 7 p.m., and the movie will begin at sunset. This is a free event.
There are many creatures that call Lake Dardanelle State Park home. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room to discover who they are and what clues they leave behind as they move about. 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?
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?
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.
Saturday, June 08, 2019 from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
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. We have to be careful when enjoying these opportunities so that we don’t affect others. Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center and help her solve a marsh mystery. Discover how you can help protect our natural areas.
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.”
Join us is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the journey of Thomas Nuttall through Arkansas. We will take a look back in time to see what Arkansas was like 200 years ago for this nature explorer and what travel was like, as well. We will meet in the visitor center Orientation Room.
As we move into the summer season, it is the perfect time to explore Lake Dardanelle by kayak or stand up paddleboard. Join a park interpreter at the kayak beach for a test drive of the park’s kayaks and paddleboards, which are available for rent from the visitor center, conditions permitting. Life jackets and equipment are provided.
At Mount Nebo State Park, you are never far from a tree. Do you know how to identify all of the trees you see? Join a park interpreter to discover some methods for identifying them!
When you camp, do you ever wonder what all the noises are and what kind of animals they are coming from? Join a park interpreter to discover what's making all of the noise you hear at night!
Join a park interpreter to take a hike and see if you can find everything on a 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.
Mount Nebo State Park is a great place for black bear to live, but you probably won’t see these shy creatures. Join a park interpreter to explore how black bears live and how to spot signs of them!
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 nature and take in the beautiful scenery on Mount Nebo. Make sure to wear appropriate shoes and bring plenty of water!
Friday, June 07, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
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.
Join Park Interpreter BT for an enlightening hike down and around picturesque Cedar Creek (Note: this trail does not lead to the waterfall). This moderately strenuous trail is 1 ¼-mile long and will take about 1 ½ hours to complete. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring along some water.
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.
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.
Hook, line, and sinker! See if you can catch a fish at Petit Jean State Park. This derby is open to children ages 15 and under. Parents may help, but the kids must do the fishing. Bring your own bait and tackle. Fish are stocked and door prizes provided by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
Saturday, June 08, 2019 from 4 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Meeting Place: Ball Field next to Old Chimney
Meet the park interpreters for a fun, family game of softball – Petit Jean style. We have some softball equipment, but if you have your own bring it out and join us.
Join Park Interpreter Carrie to discover the many woodpeckers that make Petit Jean State Park their home. The program will include a short walk by Lake Bailey for a chance to see a few. Bring binoculars if you have some. There will be a few available to loan on a first-come, first served basis.
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.