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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...

Aug 16 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

#ItsMoreThanRealEstate


Friday, August 23, 2019



The Gil Franklin Project

Friday, August 23, 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 

Gil Franklin has been a fixture on the Arkansas music scene for over three decades. While Gil accompanies himself expressively on guitar, it is his smoky voice that will draw you in. Born in Searcy, AR he moved to Sylvan Hills as a child. When he was 17 he bought a guitar for $10, which he describes as a junk piece, but it got him started. Later, he got his mama to co-sign for him to get an Epiphone Coronet from Moses Melody Shop. He picked up a Silvertone amp for $30 and was on his way. Gil learned country music by playing the honky tonks on the outskirts of town and he learned top 40 music by playing in, what he termed, “a tuxedo band” for three years. In 1978, he formed an outlaw country band called The Wooden Nickel Band but he was really interested in the blues. He learned to play the slide guitar just so he could play the blues even though everyone told him “you can’t make a living playing blues”. Ironically, Gil formed The Blues Patrol in 1982 and it was the most successful project thus far, lasting until 1989. Subsequently, hand surgery sidelined Gil and caused the demise of the band. After Gil recovered he was involved in a number of bands including Silver Band, Franklin-Devlin Band with Nick Devlin and, since 1995, the Gil Franklin Band.



Veterans Pinning Ceremony

Friday, August 23, 2019, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Brookdale Russellville 240 South Inglewood Avenue, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  Arkansas Hospice


You and your family are invited to come and join us as we partner with Brookdale Senior Living Solutions to honor their residents who have served with a special pinning ceremony. 



Game Night

Friday, August 23, 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!   

50% Off Oil Changes - Students & Teachers

Friday, August 23, 2019, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Superfast Lube - Russellville 1301 E Main St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Superfast Lube - Russellville 

Students & Teachers - SuperFast wants to send you back to school with some savings! 👏

We want to treat all the students & teachers headed back to high school or college! Help us get the word out! 🗣

Share this post and TAG your friends to help us change the oil of every student & teacher’s car for 50% off before school starts. 🎉🚗

Not due for an oil change? Come grab a goodie bag with some FREE SuperFast gear and a coupon! Bring valid school ID with you.





Saturday, August 24, 2019



2019 RussVegas Kids Tri

Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Russellville Aquatic Center 1300 North Phoenix Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by RussVegas Kids 

The RussVegas Kids Triathlon is designed for any child, ages 7-13, regardless of athletic ability or prior triathlon experience who like to swim, bike, and run. The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the Arkansas Childrens Hospital and the River Valley Circle of Friends. This years race day is August 24, 2019, beginning at 8:30AM. The courses and distances were created to be achievable for all athletes and is intended to expose the young participants to the sport of triathlon.



RYBA Premier Pitching & Catching Clinic

Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hickey Park 1312 East 16th Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by Russellville Youth Baseball Association  

This 1-day clinic will cover all fundamentals of pitching and catching. Registration for the clinic includes access either one or to both sessions if your player wishes to attend them both. Session 1 will be Catching, Session 2 will be Pitching. Again your participant may attend either one or both sessions with no additional cost or discount.

Instruction for Pitching Includes: proper pitching mechanics, pitch development, and arm care.

Instruction for Catching Includes: proper catching mechanics, different receiving positions, proper blocking technique, and throw down basics.

Registration:

To pre-register send email inquiry to [email protected]

Facilities:

Clinic is planned to be held at Hickey Park baseball field(s) 3 & 4 in Russellville. In the event of inclement weather we will default to the following Saturday. *Event updates and messages will occur on this page.

What to bring:

Pitchers: Glove, cleats, hat, shorts or baseball pants, water bottle, sunblock.

Catchers: Glove (Catchers Mitt if available), cleats, hat, baseball pants, water bottle, sunblock. All players with protective catchers gear are encouraged to bring it. *Limited sets will be available.

Arrival and Registration

Saturday August 24th 9AM

Meals:

Lunch is provided for all registered participants- we plan to serve various meat and cheese sandwiches and will provide Gatorade and Water. If your child has any special dietary considerations or preferences you may consider sending them with a sack lunch.

Schedule:

9:00AM - 9:30AM Registration/Sign In 

9:30AM - NOON  1st Session (Catching)

NOON  - 1:00PM  LUNCH

1:00PM - 1:30PM Registration/Sign In

1:30PM - 4:00PM 2nd Session (Pitching)

*Schedule subject to change depending on weather, progress of the class, and number of participants in order to achieve the maximum possible development opportunities for the participants.

Additional questions may be asked on this event page or you may email or call Ereck Ladd by calling the number on the event photo.



Pope County Farmer's Market

Saturday, August 24, 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.



Brick Fields Acoustic in Russellville

Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Old Bank Sports Grill 220 W Main St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Blues Therapy Stuff and Brick Fields

An acoustic evening with Brick Fields in Russellville, AR at the Old Bank Sports Grill.


ATU Tailgate at Thone Stadium

Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thone Stadium At Arkansas Tech University Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  All Saints' Episcopal Church Russellville AR and At The Table 

Join us in fellowship at Arkansas Tech University for #ATU23 welcome back week and first scrimmage of the year. We will grill some hot dogs. Feel free to bring a side or drinks to share. Then join us at 7pm for the scrimmage.


Vertical Groove Saturday night

Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am
Front Street Bar & Grill 115 S. Front Street, Dardanelle, AR 72834
Hosted by  Front Street Grill

 Sat night special Bacon-wrapped filet dinner for just $16.95

Vertical Groove is a rock band based in Fort Smith AR will kick off at 9 pm!

Influences

Shinedown, Motley Crew, Chevelle, GFR, Thin Lizzy, Van Halen, Nirvana


Weekend Ride at Chickalah Valley

Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am
Mt Nebo Bench Trail W Ar 155 Hwy, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by Rvoorc page 

RVOORC hosted ride. All riders are welcome! Bring plenty of hydration!



 





Sunday, August 25, 2019



                              

ARVAC Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Stoby's Russellville 405 W Parkway Dr, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  ARVAC Inc.  

JWe invite you to come out and support ARVAC at our pancake breakfast fundraiser to be held at Stoby's in Russellville. Tickets are only $5 a person.




Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend



CREATURES OF THE NIGHT

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Friday, August 23, 2019, from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

Lake Dardanelle is home to many creatures. Discover some of Lake Dardanelle State Park’s nocturnal residents. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and learn what animals come out when we go to sleep. We will be outside so dress for the weather.


WATER TRICKS

Meeting Place:  Kayak Beach
Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

The Arkansas River as it flows through Lake Dardanelle carries an enormous amount of water. Water has some fascinating properties including surface tension and cohesion. Join a park interpreter at the kayak beach to experiment with these properties and discover why they matter to you when you are enjoying the lake.

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?

Meeting Place: Visitor Center
Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 1:30 pm - 1:45 am
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?

CRITTER CRUNCH

Saturday, August 24, 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’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 feed these creatures; so come discover the small native wonders we have around us.

REPTILIAN RIDDLES

Meeting Place: Orientation Room
Saturday, August 24, 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

Many creatures call Lake Dardanelle home. Many of these amazing creatures are reptiles. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center orientation room to discover some of the things that make reptiles unique.

SUNSET STROLL

Meeting Place: Visitor Center
Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

Lake Dardanelle State Park boasts many spectacular sunsets. Join a park interpreter at the visitor center to take an easy sunset stroll along the shoreline of the lake and enjoy the iconic views of the park. The entire path is barrier-free.

KNOW YOUR STATE

Meeting Place: Orientation Room
Sunday, August 25, 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

How well do you know the history and folklore of Arkansas? Join a park interpreter in the visitor center orientation room for this fun quiz game where teams will compete for prizes. All ages welcome!

WILDLIFE HIKE

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Sunday, August 25, 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

You can explore nature at this park because Lake Dardanelle’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.


FEEL THE FURS

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Saturday, August 24, 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.

FROG WALK

Meeting Place: Summit Park Trailhead
Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Mt. Nebo State Park 16728 State Hwy 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: (479) 229-3655 
Admission: Free

Frogs call in the spring and summer at Mount Nebo State Park. Join a park interpreter on a short hike on the Rim Trail to enjoy Mount Nebo State Park's frog chorus!

NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT

Meeting Place: Waterfall Trailhead
Saturday, August 24, 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.

MOUNT NEBO'S HOTEL HISTORY

Meeting Place: Cornwell House
Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Mt. Nebo State Park 16728 State Hwy 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: (479) 229-3655 
Admission: Free

Before Mount Nebo was a state park, it was home to the luxurious Summit Park Hotel that catered to the upper class. With activities that ranged from evening balls to horseback riding, it was the premier place to spend the summer in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Join a park interpreter to explore the nooks and crannies of Mount Nebo’s hotel history.

OH DEER!

Meeting Place:  Amphitheater
Sunday, August 25, 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

When you come to Mount Nebo State Park, you’re bound to see some white-tailed deer! Join a park interpreter to learn about the deer that live in the state park and pick up some tips on how to keep them safe!


LEGENDS OF PETIT JEAN

Meeting Place: Petit Jean Gravesite Overlook
Friday, August 23, 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

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.

NIGHT HIKE TO ROCK HOUSE CAVE

Meeting Place: Rock House Cave Parking Area
Friday, August 23, 2019, from 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Petit Jean State Park 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free

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

PETIT JEAN SOFTBALL

Meeting Place: Ball Field Next to Old Chimney
Saturday, August 24, 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.

SUNSET AT THE PALISADES

Meeting Place: Palisades Overlook
Saturday, August 24, 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

Join Park Interpreter BT to see a magnificent Petit Jean State Park summer sunset and to learn about the planetary movement that gives us the seasons of the year. The sun will set at approximately 7:50 p.m.

ROCK HOUSE CAVE HIKE

Meeting Place: Rock House Cave Parking Area   
Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free
Meet with 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.

CCC STROLL

Meeting Place: Boathouse Breezeway
Saturday, August 24, 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

Meet Park Interpreter Carrie for a stroll through the picnic area. We will take a walk back into time to see what life was like for the Civilian Conservation Corps on the mountain. The walk is about a half-mile long. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring water!

KNOTS AND NAVIGATION

Meeting Place: CCC Room at Mather Lodge
Saturday, August 24, 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

Join Park Interpreter Carrie to put your knot tying skills to the test. We will also explore the park through maps you can take with you on your adventure around the park. These new skills may just help you while out on the trails here at Petit Jean State Park.


EVENING AT BEAR CAVE

Meeting Place: Bear Cave Parking Area
Sunday, August 25, 2019, from 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free

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.


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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