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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...

Jul 18 24 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, July 19, 2019


LUAU PARTY

Friday, July 19, 2019, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Clarksville Aquatic Park 1611 W Oakland St, Clarksville, Arkansas 72830
Hosted by Clarksville Aquatic Park 

Get those bare feet ready and put on your grass skirt because it is finally here!!  A LUAU for all to enjoy!  The first 200 guests will be greeted by a lei entrance.  Photos props will be available for your fun photos.  Don't forget to tag your location!  :)  

This unique and one of a kind luau will be the host site for Hula Dancers of Northwest Arkansas.  Please come and enjoy the themed swim party and then watch as they dazzle you with their hula.  There will even be time for guest participation.  

Members and Guest that plan on attending this special event will pay regular admission prices.

HOURS:
6:00pm Gates will open
7:00pm Hula Dancers will perform on the East side of the tipping bucket
9:00pm Park will close

(479) 754-4100
1611 W Oakland Street
Clarksville, AR  72830

No denim allowed into the pool.
Swimming attire must be in good taste as we are a family facility.  
All park rules still apply for this special event.  
*In the case of bad weather, the performers will be in the Marvin Vinson Gym.



The 78th Annual Johnson County Peach Festival

Thursday, July 18, 2019, from 10:00 am to Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 10:00 pm
Johnson County Courthouse 215 West Main, Clarksville, Arkansas
Hosted by  The Johnson County Peach Festival 

The Peach Festival board would like to invite everyone out to join us at the 78th Annual Johnson County Peach Festival July 18-20, 2019. The festival began in 1938 and is now the oldest festival in the state. The first Peach festival was held at Ludwig and was sponsored by the Johnson County Fruit Growers Association. The festival was attended by several thousand visitors including the Governor at the time, Carl Bailey. Bailey crowned Inez Mane Bohannon as the first festival queen. 78 years later, the festival is still going strong. Join us for some amazingly talented musicians and singers, fun and games on the square and food and craft vendors!




Benefit Golf Tournament

Friday, July 19, 2019, from 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Russellville Country Club
Hosted by Community Service, Inc. 

Register Now for the 5th annual CSI First Tee Character Development Program Benefit Golf Tournament presented by Orr Auto Mall

This is a 4 person scramble tournament with all proceeds going back to youth learning the First Tee Nine Core values and Essential Life skills through the game of golf.

We'll have prizes, beverages and lunch sponsored by Chick-Fil-a of Russellville. Hole in One sponsored by Orr Auto Mall



Game Night

Friday, July 19, 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!   





Saturday, July 20, 2019


One Giant Leap in the Alley

Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
The Alley 310 West B Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by The Alley and Kurt Jones Photography 

We're planning to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the First Lunar Landing with a FREE Downtown Star Party!  We'll have a telescope set up behind the Alley showing views of Jupiter and Saturn (and possibly other deep sky objects).  We'll also have a full-size cardboard cut-out of Buzz Aldrin that everyone is welcome to take selfies within the Alley before it gets dark.  Actual telescope viewing will start around 9:30 PM, but we'll have Buzz out an hour or so before it gets dark.  We'll be adding more details soon.  #norulesintheally


Summer Blowout Sale w/Kona Ice

Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Beaus & Belles Boutique 2113 E Parkway Drive, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by  Beaus & Belles Boutique

We are having our huge mega summer blowout sale on June 20! We will be open 10am-4pm. Kona Ice will be here from 12pm-2pm giving out FREE shaved ice! You won’t want to miss this sale! More details closer to event.



Pope County Farmer's Market

Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Russellville Downtown 320 W C St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted 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.



Moon Landing Day

Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 5:30 am to 3:00 pm
Dog Ear Books 301 W Main St., Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  Dog Ear Books and Pope County Library System 

Join us for a full day of fun activities at the library and dog ear books!

10-11 @ PCLS - Rover robotics
11-1 @ DEB - Make a rocket
1:30-2 @ Depot Park - Shoot the moon (photoshoot)
2:00 @ DEB - Space Movie


ASD FAMILY EVENT

Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Russellville Fire Dept. 107 North El Paso, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  AMOM  

Emergencies are stressful! Meeting our local fire fighters and police officers in a calm and safe environment can help our loved ones handle meeting them during a real emergency!

Join us as we visit with local first responders, check out the gear, and explore police vehicles and tire trucks!

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Mad Science Club

Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pope County Library System 116 E 3rd St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  Pope County Library System

 This is a hands-on program introducing children to simple science experiments using common household products. The program aims to engage preschool and school-age kids in science. Registration is required, contact Melanie Goad at (479) 968-4368 or [email protected] to register. Children ages 2-12, parents and siblings. Dress for a mess. 

PetSmart Adoption Event

Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
PetSmart 3093 E. Main Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by  Needy Paws Animal Shelter 

Come meet some awesome cats and dogs looking for their forever homes!

Drytown Saturday night at Front Street Grill

Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Front Street Bar & Grill 115 S. Front St., Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by  Front Street Grill

Saturday night Drytown will hit the stage at 9 but get there early and take advantage of our bacon wrapped filet dinner for just $16.95!

Moccasin Gap in July

Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dover, Arkansas
Hosted by  Crossroads Wheelers 

Thank you, Gary and Danette, for planning and leading this ride!
Please join us on July 20th for a ride at Moccasin Gap. Located in the heart of the Ozark National Forest, this trail system offers around 30+ miles of beautiful and moderately challenging trails. We will meet at Gage’s Krooked Kreek One Stop on Hwy 7 south and 206, ready to leave at 8 am. There is a $ 3-day pass fee per ATV. The park also has campsites if anyone wishes to stay overnight.
All are welcome, so bring a friend!

2 Man 4 Ball

Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 8:00 am to Sunday, July 21, 2019, at 6:00 pm
Galla Creek Golf Course and Country Club 141 Golf Club Ln, Pottsville, Arkansas 72858
Hosted by Galla Creek Golf Course and Country Club

 2 Man 4 Ball Tournament! $80
Entry fee. $10 mulligans! Flighted Cash prizes! Shotgun start at 10 am! Dinner and Calcutta at 6:00 pm on Saturday. Call 479-890-6653 for any questions!

Friday night tournament with float the boat contest! 




Sunday, July 21, 2019



                                        Open House Sunday!!

809 W. 13th Street, Russellville, AR 72801

You can afford a brand new home! Even one with beautiful granite counters, engineered wood floors, and a gorgeous designer color palette! This beautiful new home in the heart of Russellville is perfect for your family with an open floor plan, great storage, and a nice master with a walk-in closet and full private bath! You will be in love with the home and the affordable price! For a limited time seller is offering to pay $5,000 of your closing costs which makes buying your brand new home even easier! $129,900

373 Thornwood Lane, Russellville, AR 72801

Stunning home in one of Russellville's loveliest neighborhoods on the edge of town! This beautiful home offers a large living room with hardwood floors. The kitchen and dining area are the perfect setting for entertaining and spending family time! There is a private office area and an elegant master suite with a large closet, garden tub, and walk-in shower! Outside you'll find a large fenced yard perfect for playtime or just relaxing with friends! $194,900

805 W. 13th Street, Russellville, AR 72801

 You can afford a brand new home! Even one with beautiful granite counters, engineered wood floors, and a gorgeous designer color palette! This beautiful new home in the heart of Russellville is perfect for your family with an open floor plan, great storage, and a nice master with walk-in closet and full private bath! You will be in love with the home and the affordable price! For a limited time seller is offering to pay $5,000 of your closing costs which makes buying your brand new home even easier!  $129,900







Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend



HIDDEN CREATURES

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Friday, July 19, 2019, from 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

We, humans, wear camouflage on a daily basis to blend in while hunting, and sometimes just for style. But, animals have to use camouflage to survive in the wild. Meet a park interpreter at the amphitheater to see some pictures of these animals doing what they do best, blending in with nature, and see if you can spot all the hidden creatures in the pictures!


LITTLE BROTHER

Meeting Place: Orientation Room
Friday, July 19, 2019, from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

Have you ever thought about how people survived before there were stores to buy what they needed? Come to the visitor center Orientation Room to learn about how the Cherokee used parts of a deer to get what they needed to survive.

INSECT ORCHESTRA

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Friday, July 19, 2019, from 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

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.”

CRITTER CRUNCH

Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 1:45 pm 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.

NEVER ENDING CAMPOUT

Meeting Place: Lakeview Room
Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

Wouldn’t it be great if your campout at Lake Dardanelle State Park could last forever? It might be fun, but the effects of a campout might be felt for years to come if you are not careful. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center Lakeview Room to discover how long the things that get left behind might last.

NOTICING NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT

Meeting Place: Visitor Center
Saturday,  July 20, 2019, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free  

There is great diversity in habitat and animals at Lake Dardanelle State Park, making it easy to explore and enjoy nature here. We will see how many of the nature items on our list you can find. There will be some interesting things on the list, so bring your thinking cap, be ready to get creative with your answers, and let’s go nature hunting. You can pick up your list at the front desk of the visitor center.

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?

Meeting Place: Visitor Center
Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

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?


ARKANSAS RIVER CLEANUP

Meeting Place: Visitor Center
Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free 

The Arkansas River and Lake Dardanelle provide a spectacular setting for both wildlife and people to live in and enjoy. Volunteers are needed to clean our local waterways to keep them healthy. Join forces with Lake Dardanelle State Park to make an impact and keep the area a beloved place to both live in and visit. Contact the park for more information.

WIN, LOSE, OR ADAPT

Meeting Place: Orientation Room
Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

Many of the things found in Lake Dardanelle State Park have special adaptations that make survival easier. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room to play a fun game of Win, Lose, or Adapt where you have to draw clues for your teammates to guess the adaptation. Bring your creative mind and compete for prizes!

LEAVING A LEGACY

Meeting Place: Orientation Room
Sunday, July 21, 2019, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

The back of the Arkansas quarter carries with it the legacy of the Natural State. Each of us leaves a legacy and can be a part of carrying on the legacy of Lake Dardanelle State Park and that of the State of Arkansas. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room to explore the legacies that have been left to you.

"THE LORAX"

Meeting Place: Visitor Center
Sunday, July 21, 2019, from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

One of the greatest children’s book authors of all time, Dr. Seuss, wrote the thought-provoking book, “The Lorax” over forty years ago. With quotes like, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” this book has spurred many people into action. Meet a park interpreter at the visitor center to hear the book and become a part of The Lorax Project.




FEEL THE FURS

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mt. Nebo State Park 16728 State Hwy 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: (479) 229-3655 
Admission: Free

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.

FANTASTIC FIREFLIES

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mt. Nebo State Park 16728 State Hwy 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: (479) 229-3655 
Admission: Free

Mount Nebo State Park is a fantastic place to watch fireflies. These bioluminescent insects flash and flitter in the park all summer. Join a park interpreter to discover more about the fantastic flittering flashing firefly!

NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT

Meeting Place: Waterfall Trailhead
Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Mt. Nebo State Park 16728 State Hwy 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: (479) 229-3655 
Admission: Free

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. 

ARKANSAS BLACK BEAR

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Sunday, July 21, 2019, from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mt. Nebo State Park 16728 State Hwy 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: (479) 229-3655 
Admission: Free

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 bear live and how to spot signs of them!

COLOR WHEEL HIKE

Meeting Place: Summit Park Trailhead
Sunday, July 21, 2019, from 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Mt. Nebo State Park 16728 State Hwy 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: (479) 229-3655 

Join a park interpreter and pick a color! Take time to enjoy the great outdoors at Mount Nebo State Park and try to find your chosen color on this moderately difficult trail hike! Wear appropriate shoes and bring water.


MAMMAL ANIMALS OF PETIT JEAN

Meeting Place: Historic CCC Room at Mather Lodge
Friday, July 19, 2019, from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Petit Jean State Park 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free

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

CEDAR CREEK TRAIL ADVENTURE

Meeting Place: Pioneer Cabin
Friday, July 19, 2019, from 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Petit Jean State Park 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free

Join Park Interpreter BT for an enlightening hike down and around the picturesque Cedar Creek Trail (Note: This trail does not lead to the waterfall). This moderately strenuous trail is 1 ¼-mile long and covers steep terrain in certain areas. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring along some water.

CEDAR FALLS OVERLOOK STROLL

Meeting Place: Cedar Falls Overlook Parking Area
Friday, July 19, 2019, from 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

Join Park Interpreter Carrie for this easy, handicap accessible, ¼-mile stroll. We will talk about some of the things that make Petit Jean a special place, as well as enjoy the view of Cedar Falls from the overlook. Please bring water to drink.

SUNSET STROLL

Meeting Place: Richter Memorial Overlook on Red Bluff Drive
Friday, July 19, 2019, from 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free

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 8:25 p.m.

OWL PROWL

Meeting Place: Seven Hollows Parking Area
Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free

Meet Park Interpreter Ross 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. Please bring a flashlight and wear close-toed shoes.

PETIT JEAN SOFTBALL

Meeting Place: Ball Field next to Old Chimney
Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free
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.

BIRDS, FLOWERS, AND CANYON WALLS

Meeting Place: Breezeway of Historic Mather Lodge
Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

Bring your binoculars, if you have them, and join Park Interpreter BT. We are taking a short hike to the Cedar Falls Overlook, looking for summer wildflowers and bird species along the way. We will have a few binoculars available for those without them.

ROCK HOUSE CAVE HIKE

Meeting Place: Rock House Cave Parking Area
Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free

Meet Park Interpreter Carrie to hike to the park’s archeology site, Rock House Cave. We will view American Indian rock art. This hike is ¼-mile long. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring along water.

FINDING WOODY

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 9:30 am - 10:15 am
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free

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 are a few available to loan on a first-come, first-serve basis.

MAMMALS IN THE AIR

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Sunday, July 21, 2019, from 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free

Bats are crucial to a healthy ecosystem and Petit Jean Mountain is no exception to that. Join Park Interpreter Ross to learn more about these flying mammals and how they can be beneficial to us.

BEAR CAVE HIKE

Meeting Place: Bear Cave Parking Area
Sunday, July 21, 2019, from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free

Join Park Interpreter Carrie lot 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.

SEVEN HOLLOWS FIRE HIKE

Meeting Place: Seven Hollows Parking Area
Sunday, July 21, 2019, from 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free

Meet Park Interpreter Ross to take a hike down the trail. We will talk about the importance of fire on the Petit Jean Mountain ecosystem. We will only be hiking a portion of the trail.



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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