This Weekend in the River Valley
Looking for something to do this weekend? We've got you covered! Every week we look for entertainment options for you and your family. There is always something going on in the River Valley! We never claim to have a COMPLETE list, but here are several great ideas. You're sure to find one that's perfect for you! If there's something you would like us to add to the list, please let us know!
Have a blessed weekend!
Friday, September 7, 2018
Rain or shine, Art of the Valley will be supporting its FIRST Art Walk this Friday from 6-9pm in its NEW downtown Russellville location! We will be selling customizable art work normally found at our studio, as well as fine art from several of our VERY OWN artists! There will be art for sale in our studio, and we’ll also have some available in a booth behind our studio in our courtyard area. We will offer FREE face/hand painting for the kiddos and some free kid friendly refreshments as well as some free adult refreshments! Come and visit us and if you’d like, stay a while and paint something!
We are hosting our event a little bit differently this year 🎉🎉 We are in the works finalizing everything as we post. We are SO very excited!!! Please share our event with all your friends. This will be a FAMILY event-- 100% money raised during our GLOW NIGHT EVENT will be given to Russellville Animal Shelter 🐾🎉🐾🎉🐾🎉🐾🎉🐾🎉🐾🎉🐾🎉🐾🎉🐾
Please join us in Celebrating 60 Years of serving Russellville and the River Valley! Stop by for some food, share some memories, and celebrate our 60 years of Courtesy and Service. We love our generations of customers!
Meet local children authors Will McCrotty and Bridget Smith on September 7th at the Downtown Art Walk in Russellville, AR. They will be located in the big room at the Depot. Rookie children's author Will McCrotty is officially launching his first kid's chapter book titled So, What! with Children's Author/Illustrator Bridget Smith. The talented writer/illustrator Bridget Smith will be selling her two incredible children's books titled Chloe's Destiny and If I Could Count to Ten. Will and Bridget will be selling and signing copies of their books at the Art Walk and looking forward for their first appearance together! Don't miss the opportunity to meet the authors and get a copy of their book signed!
Thank you to all first responders in Pope and Yell counties.
A BBQ lunch will be served on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Hughes Community Center.
Whiskey Myers in concert at Front Street Grill! Show ages 21 and up!
ART WALK PICTURES IN THE ALLEY - We'll be doing Pictures in the Alley during the next Downtown Art Walk on Friday, September 7th. Cost is still ONLY $5 and includes a 5x7 print. No appointment necessary. Just show up and have fun! We hope to see you there!
Come out for annual Patriot Day Sale! This is a LARGEST sale of the year! Hundreds of guns up to 20& off! Taxes paid on all new guns! Taxes paid on all new archery gear! 30% Off musical instruments! 20% off used home electronics!
Purchase a $5 raffle ticket, support Library Programming and enter to win an original oil painting!
Friday, September 7, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Central Presbyterian Church, Russellville, Arkansas 400 W Main St, Russellville
Hosted by CASA of the 5th Judicial District and Central Presbyterian Church, Russellville, Arkansas
Bring the family and help us color the sidewalks around Central Presbyterian Church during the Friday Downtown Art Walk on September 7th. CASA will provide the chalk and Central Presbyterian Church will be on hand to welcome families to the neighborhood. This is free and open to the public.
CASA is a local nonprofit and United Way agency helping to bring awareness to abused and neglected children in our community in foster care. Their advocates work within the court system to make the best interest recommendations to find safe and permanent homes for the children.
Membership: $25 per person, or $50 per family.
PeeWee (coed), 5-8 years old, $10. Barrels, poles, goat undecorating
Jr. Girls, 9-13, $12. Barrels, poles, goat tying, break-away roping, ribbon roping
Jr. Boys, 9-13, $12. Barrels, poles, goat tying, break-away roping, ribbon roping, team roping
Sr. Girls, 14-18, $15. Barrels, poles, goat tying, break-away roping, ribbon roping, team roping
Sr. Boys, 14-18, $15. Tie-down roping, ribbon roping, team roping
Stock Fees: $3 for goats, $5 for calves per person ($10 per team on ribbon roping)
Team Roping: $10 per run per man, enter up to 10 times. Jr/Sr Divisions. Juniors can rope with anyone, including mentors, for points or day money. Seniors must rope with Jr. or Senior for points/day money (no mentors). No stock fee.
Jim and Kathy Westbrook (formally of the Galaxies) will play from 6-9 PM followed by Jason Campbell 9-midnight
Har-Ber Varsity Football game at Russellville
The Pope County Library offers FREE homework help every Monday & Friday from 4-5 PM. Our volunteer tutors can help students struggling in a certain subject, proofread assignments for grammatical errors, or prepare for a big test. Students must register at least one business day prior to the sessions by calling Kristin Pearson at 479-968-4368 or emailing [email protected] If you are interested in volunteering as a tutor for any subject, age, or library branch contact 479-968-4368.
People have asked and now together for the first time in full concert Jason Crabb and Angie Primm for a Night of Praise. Proceeds go to help fund homes for foster children.
In his career, Kentucky-born Jason Crabb has won a GRAMMY and 21 Dove Awards – being named the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards Artist and Male Vocalist of the Year along with Song of the Year.
Crabb’s electrifying stage presence, powerhouse vocals and magnetic personality have endeared him to millions across the world – through extensive personal appearances, media coverage, and social media including over 20 million views on YouTube.
Since his first solo release in 2009, Jason Crabb has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious stages such as Carnegie Hall, the Grand Ole Opry, the Brooklyn Tabernacle and Billy Graham’s final crusade in NYC. He has also shared the stage with artists such as Gloria Gaynor, Kari Jobe, Vince Gill, Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell, Donnie McClurkin, Wynonna, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Michael W. Smith, Jamie Grace, Sandi Patty, the Oak Ridge Boys and more. He has appeared on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” and alongside Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson.
Crabb has been featured and covered by many media outlets as well – including: People Magazine, Fox News, Country Living, The Huffington Post, Billboard, USA Today, Entertainment Tonight, and Country Weekly, among others, and was named one of Nashville’s Most Beautiful People by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine. Crabb is also frequently seen on television hosting on TBN, appearing on awards shows and television specials for a variety of networks.
And, he even has a road named after him. Crabb’s hometown of Beaver Dam, KY recently named the road adjacent to the new amphitheater after him – “Jason Crabb Drive.”
Whatever the Road, Jason’s 2015 release, was nominated for a GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Album.
His latest release, Unexpected, releases on April 20, 2018. The project was produced by Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) and features Gary LeVox (Rascal Flatts) and Kaya Jones.
Angie Primm is one of the premier voices of our time. Her musical history spans genres, continents, and audiences. She has commanded the attention of mega-stars from Aretha Franklin, Barbara Mandrell, Dolly Parton, and Brooks and Dunn to Southern Gospel music legends, as the late Vestal Goodman. Angela’s background is what dreams are made of, and she is only beginning to step into the fullness of her purpose.
Singing behind musical geniuses, Andre Crouch, Patti Austin, Bill Gaither, Rascal Flatts and others, her four-octave soprano voice added rich tones and depth of sound to each artist’s recording. Angela Primm whose gift of song, love of the Gospel and Gospel music has catapulted her, as the Bible says, “before great men.” Her current and inevitable step as solo artist is the natural progression of a life divinely designed.
Angie is also a wife and business woman. True to her down-to-earth personality, she considers her most important achievement to be marrying her soul mate, John Primm. A successful business man as well as fine vocalist himself, he is Angie’s biggest fan, chauffeuring her and caring for her on many of her personal appearances. He knew how to love her 24 years ago and continues to do so to this day. For fourteen years, Angie and John established “Still Waters, Christian Light Club, Inc.,” which was a live Christian cabaret that never compromised the Gospel. It was a fun time for the Saints and a huge hit in Nashville, TN.
Angela was raised in the church by her precious mother, who was also a singer. Angie’s mom would sing the foot-stompin’ and joyful, “Couldn’t Keep It To Myself!” with such fervor, she would often lose her wig; but she would swoop it up and place it back on her head — backwards, and not miss one beat of her favorite song! Church members would laugh and shout right along with her! (Telling this particular memory of her mother makes Angie rear back in laughter herself!)
“Couldn’t Keep It To Myself!” is also a favorite song of Gospel legend, Bill Gaither and is featured on Angela Primm’s sophomore project, Sanctuary. This CD along with her debut CD, A Little Bit of Heaven have been selling out wherever Angie performs — from concerts to cruises. Bill and Gloria Gaither have embraced her as a daughter and always make room for her to sing in their sold-out concerts and Gaither videos. With her latest CD entitled Spirituals: Songs of Mahalia Jackson, Angela renders tribute to one of her mentors while teaching the history behind the sound everyone loves, Black Gospel music.
Angie’s beautifully wide smile lights up a room and her fun-filled disposition carry an exuberance that is electric and contagious! Moreover, her anointed and powerful voice makes the cares of this world melt into puddles at your feet. Angela Primm is “a little bit of heaven” to those blessed to know her, or experience her music, her joy, and her wonderful laugh!
We will meet and discuss the plans for the new year. Complete sign ups, discuss social media Go-Pro demos and other critical information.
Returning for the third year in a row, Lost Corner is playing at the Conway County Fair. Come kick back at the fairgrounds and enjoy some great music!
Come see us for Russellville’s September Art Walk! We will have extended shopping hours, local artist Megan Gray displaying her fabulous art, refreshments, sweet treats, and be celebrating our business birthday! In honor of our birthday, all week this we will be entering people into a drawing for free stuff to be drawn on Friday night! Stop by and see us!
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
All Saints' Episcopal Church Russellville AR, 501 S Phoenix Ave, Russellville
Hosted by All Saints' Episcopal Church Russellville AR and Neighbors Table, Rusellville Ar
All are welcome to attend this no pressure, no questions asked free lunch. Doors open at 11:30 am. Fresh coffee is served and then lunch is served at 12 pm to 1 pm. In addition to the wholesome and delicious hot FREE LUNCH served two other offerings for our Neighbors are now available:
Guests who come for lunch can now pick up a sack lunch to take with them and have a second free meal; and, after lunch, there are usually “take-outs” available (and, as always, generous portions of “seconds” are served before dessert.)
Also, the clergy and people of All Saints’ have begun a new “Loaves and Fishes” ministry, with Sunday morning offerings at the altar now including necessities like cereal, peanut butter, shelf-stable milk, toilet paper, toiletries, hand soap, and detergent. The available items gifted each Sunday will be distributed on the following Saturday to Neighbors Table guests after the meal.
For the last two years, Manduka has partnered with Susan G. Komen to benefit the organization’s longstanding battle against breast cancer. For 2018, project:OM will include a series of classes, events and programs that will take place in thousands of community studios, and complemented by an exclusive product collection.
Serenity Yoga is happy to be a part of this wonderful fundraising event by hosting special Karma classes in the month of September. The first class will be Loving-Kindness Meditation and iRest Yoga Nidra with Erin Clair on Saturday, September 8th at 9am. You can register for this class by clicking the link and making a donation. All proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Thank you for your support
Both the practice of meditation and Yoga Nidra have been shown to have significant calming and de-stressing effects on the mind and body, and to increase an overall sense of well-being. No previous meditation or yoga practice is needed to receive the full benefit of this class: Erin will guide you through how to do both a loving-kindness meditation and the practice of an Integrated Restoration (iRest) Yoga Nidra so you can learn how these techniques can help you live more at ease.
Russellville Community Outreach programs will be hosting a non-profit yard sale to benefit all outreach programs currently being offered. Currently we need donations and volunteers to help with pricing and organization.
Riders and runners can participate in an amazing ride or run supporting a great cause to benefit Equestrian Zone. Rides ranging from easy and short to longer with more challenging elevation are available. Come out and support a fundraiser to help children with disabilities. There is nothing that is more rewarding. Volunteers are encouraged to contact us for more information.
All are invited to attend the Community Block Party on Sept 8th from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Located at Merritt Park in Dardanelle and sponsored by First Baptist Church Dardanelle. There will be food, games, and lots of fun.
This year, our annual Tea Cup Auction will be held September 8th @ 3 Pm. It is a fun event for all ages, and we will have a full house with lots of prizes available to win. Food and Drinks will also be available for purchase at the event along with tickets sold at the door. This year we will be donating to Forrester Davis, The Royal Family, Kids Camp, Sr. Center, The Pregnancy Help Center, Rape Crisis Center, The Battered Women’s Shelter and Shop With a Cop.
Volunteers are encouraged to join for the 7th annual Keep Clarksville Beautiful Spadra Creek & Nature Trail Cleanup. Community groups are encouraged to join. For more information, please contact Event Coordinator, Jacob Gould at [email protected]
The 2018 Pope County Fair Pageants are scheduled for September 8 at the Atkins High School Auditorium. The Little Miss and Mister Pageants will begin at 10 a.m. and the Miss and Teen Pageants will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Miss contestants must be single females between the ages of 17-21 and a resident or student in Pope County. Miss contestants will compete in four areas of competition: Private Interview, One-piece swimsuit, evening gown, and on-stage question. The Teen contestants must be single females between the ages of 13-16 and meet the same resident requirements. Teen contestants will compete in four areas of competition: Private Interview, evening gown, sport/hobby wear and on-stage question. Each division winner will receive a prize package consisting of crown, sash, flowers, cash and other prizes. The Miss Pope County Fair Queen and Teen Miss Pope County Fair Queen winners will receive the opportunity to compete at the Arkansas State Fair in October.
This years pageant will also feature a Mrs. Pope County Fair queen competition, which is open to married ladies ages 18 and over who are residents of Pope County. Entry fee is $50 and Optional Photogenic fee is $10.
The Little Miss Fair Queen and Little Mister Fair King pageants are open to all residents in the state of Arkansas. Age divisions for girls are 0-18 months, 19-35 months, 3-4, 5-6, 7-9, and 10-12 years and Boys ages 0-3 years. The cost to enter is $35. There will also be an optional photogenic contest in each of the age divisions for an entry fee of $10.
Entry forms are available at Formal Affairs or Rendezvous in Russellville or visit the website www.popecountyfair.com
Deadline to enter is Saturday August 25, 2018. For more information about these pageants, contact Amanda at 479-518-6110 or e-mail [email protected]
Spend the afternoon with us. from 2-6 PM we'll have a variety of fun going on. There will be something for the whole family. Live band, food, games, bounce houses, hayrides just to name a few. We'll end with a drawing for 2 BIG door prizes so make sure to stay(you must be present to win). DID WE MENTION ITS FREE?
Come and show us your talent!! Go to the Conway County Fair website to get registration information.
Sunday, September 9, 2018
We will be singing after lunch, and we will start singing from around 1:30 to 2:00! Please join us, we would love to have you!
Bible Study under the covered bleachers followed by an open arena and summer refreshments! We might even have some live music!
Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend
Fireflies are a one-of-a-kind animal that can make your evening at Lake Dardanelle State Park truly magical. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater to discover the magic behind these incredible little bugs as they light up the night.
Explore the wonders of Lake Dardanelle and the Arkansas River aboard the state park tour boat (weather permitting). 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 begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour, at the boat dock near the south boat ramp.
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 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 come discover the small native wonders we have around us.
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.
Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Meeting Place: Grassy Area Across from Visitor Center
What has eight legs and eats bugs? Discover some of the fascinating things spiders do. How they make their homes, find food, and even which ones are dangerous to us. Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center and learn about these amazing creatures.
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 are 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.
Friday, September 7, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110. Phone: 501-727-5441
Meeting Place: CCC Room at Mather Lodge
Meet Park Interpreter Sam in the historic CCC Room at Mather Lodge 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.
Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110. Phone: 501-727-5441
Meeting Place: Seven Hollows Trail Head
Meet Park Interpreter Matt for a special night-hiking experience along a short section of the Seven Hollows Trail. This hike lasts about 1 hour.
There are lots of animals at Petit Jean State Park that live in our trees. Who are they and why are they important to us? Join Park Interpreter Sam and find out who uses our trees and for what. This program will include an easy hike, so bring water!
Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110. Phone: 501-727-5441
Meeting Place: Historic CCC Room at Mather Lodge
Join Park Interpreter BT for a fun game of Bird Bingo. As we play, we’ll make discoveries about birds that make Petit Jean State Park their home. The whole family is welcome to join.
Join Park Interpreter BT to see a magnificent, Petit Jean, late-spring sunset and to learn about the planetary movement that gives us the seasons of the year. The sun will set at approximately 8:26 p.m. This program lasts about 30 minutes.
Did you know that owls help humans by catching and eating pests? Join a park interpreter to find out what else these superheroes are capable of!
Have you ever wondered how Mount Nebo got its name? How some of the trails were built? What about how it became a state park? Join a park interpreter to explore the history of Mount Nebo!
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.