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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...

Sep 19 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, September 20, 2019



Brick Fields in Russellville

Friday, September 20, 2019, from 8 PM – 11 PM
The Old Bank Sports Grill 220 W Main St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Brick Fields 

Game Night

Friday, September 20, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Dog Ear Books 301 W Main St., Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  Dog Ear Books 




Dr. Herrick Scholarship Golf Tournament

Friday, September 20, 2019, at 12:00 pm
Russellville Country Club, 186 Country Club Rd
Hosted by Arkansas Tech University - Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Administration

 

Looking for teams and sponsorship. 

Fees:

Teams- 4 person

$300


Hole sponsorship-$50

Complete Sponsor-$350

Green Sponsor-$250

Gold Sponsor-$500

Platinum Sponsor-$750

Pre-ordered Mulligan-$5. (Limit 2 per player)

To register: www.atualumni.com/HerrickGolf19 



Saturday, September 21, 2019



Petit Jean River Monster Festival

Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 7:45 AM – 10 PM
Petit Jean River Monster Festival 200 East 5th St., Danville, Arkansas 72833
Hosted by  Petit Jean River Monster Festival 

Arts/Crafts, Car/Motorcycle Show, Food, Music, Games - Family Event benefiting the Lt. Kevin Mainhart Memorial Scholarship Fund



Butterfield Days

Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 10 AM – 1 PM
POTTS INN Museum- (Pope County Historic Foundation) Pottsville, Arkansas 15 2nd St, Pottsville, Arkansas 72858
Hosted by  POTTS INN Museum- (Pope County Historic Foundation) Pottsville, Arkansas

Join us and celebrate our history! We are kicking it off with a fun run at 7:30 followed by a 5K at 8:30.  At 10 am, come hear the Reed Family sing bluegrass favorites, hear the history of Pottsville and early residents, see Civil War re-enactors, basket-making demonstrations, enjoy food trucks, bump-n-jump, and more!



Pope County Farmer's Market

Saturday, September 21, 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.



Annual Car Show

Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 8 AM – 2 PM
Downtown Clarksville, AR
Hosted by  Johnson County Car & Truck Club 




The Eagles 2nd Annual Truck, Car and Bike Show

Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 12 PM – 9 PM
3016 E 16th St, Russellville, AR 72802
Hosted by  Arkansas Pork Rinds 

Saturday, September 21st, the Eagles is hosting their 2nd Annual Truck, Car & Bike Show in Russellville. We have been invited to bring out the pork rinds!

This is a charity events hosted to help support those within the Russellville School District whose families cannot afford to buy meals for them. This is a cause which unfortunately effects many of us within the River Valley and we do not even know it.

We invite you to come out and help to support ALL of our kids and make sure that they are afforded the opportunity for a great meal while at school. We will have bags prepared ready to go and we will also be doing some frying right on location for ya 'all!

This is being held right across from International Paper in Russellville, at 3016 East 16th Street. Live music, door prizes, games, smoked brisket, Hot Dogs, burgers and more.

Everything kicks off at 12:00pm, with registration being from 10am- noon. Music starts at 4:00pm with some fantastic live music by Cabover Pete and No Quarter.

We will be selling our bags, as always, for $5 with a portion of every bag that we sell during this event being donated to the meals program and we ask everyone to come out and help.

Havana Nights!

Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 6:30-10:30 pm
Meadow on the Mountain 3940 Saint Joe Rd, Atkins, Arkansas 72823
Hosted by River Valley United Way and Meadow on the Mountain

Join us for a night of High Roller Casino fun, dancing, dazzling Silent Auction, appetizers, drinks and more! This fun-filled event has something for everyone.
Try your luck at one of the many gaming tables, dance to the sounds of salsa, and mingle with River Valley Royalty. And don’t forget the chance to peruse our Silent Auction, all while enjoying appetizers and drinks for a great cause!
All proceeds benefit River Valley United Way, a local nonprofit organization serving Pope, Johnson, and Yell counties. 

Whisky Business live at Front Street Grill

Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am
Front Street Bar & Grill 115 S. Front Street, Dardanelle, AR
Hosted by Whisky Business Music and Front Street Grill

Big Bass Tour - Lake Dardanelle

Friday, September 21, 2019, at 7:00 am to Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 3:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park Russellville, AR
Hosted by Big Bass Tour


Arkansas Big Bass Classic Presented by Discover Russellville - $112,350 Guaranteed Prizes & Payouts


Entry Fee: Two Day $160 | One Day $110 (Per Angler)


Location: 


Lake Dardanelle, Arkansas


Weigh in Site: 


Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Dr, Russellville, AR 72802


Guaranteed Overall Grand Prize: $45,000


2019 NITRO Z19 rigged with a Mercury® 200 L Pro XS FourStroke outboard, Minn Kota® Ultrex® 24V, 80-lb, Bow Humminbird® HELIX™ 9 DI G2N, Console Humminbird® HELIX™ 9 SI G2N, genuine NITRO ratchet cover, tandem-axle 2 brakes NITRO® trailer w/powder-coat finish & GALVASHIELD® Impact corrosion & chip protection.


Guaranteed Total Hourly Paybacks: $42,350


1st $1000  2nd $500  3rd $300 4th $250  5th $225  6th $200  7th $175  8th $150  9th $125  10th $100


Early Entry Prizes: $25,000


Lew's Mach 1 Speed Stick Series 6'10" Medium Heavy Casting Rod Model MH1SH610MH  (Retail Value $79.99) and a Strike King bait assortment (Retail Value $20.00 ) the first 250 two day entrants.


Registration: 


Friday Sept 20th 4 - 6 pm Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Dr, Russellville, AR 72802


If you have previously registered/paid online then you have an official entry into the tournament and are NOT required to attend the registration on Friday.  Friday's registration is ONLY for anglers who have not already entered/paid for the tournament. *If you qualified to receive an early online entry rod (see below).


Hotel Information: Coming Soon


Text System:


You may enter yourself in the text system for this event by texting the word arkansas to the number 25827.  We will enter your number in the system but some carriers block these type of messages, so by entering yourself this will prevent the chance of being blocked.  Also if you have previously opted out of our system, you will have to put yourself back in the system by texting the above keyword.  If you opt out we cannot put you back in the system.


Start Time:  


Due to the varying times of year that we host our tournaments, we will notify everyone of the start time the day prior to the start of the tournament. We will notify you via text message. Start time (first cast) for each tournament will be safe light and set by the tournament director. You may launch and be on the water but you may not begin fishing until we notify you of first cast. Please do not call our offices related to start time.  We will post start fishing time on this page the week of the event.


Weigh in Times: All days of event


8-9am, 9-10am, 10-11am, 11am-12pm, 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm.


Early Entry Prizes:


Early entry promo rods may be picked up at registration sites above or after 3pm each day of the tournament. Please do not call our offices related to early entry rods.  There is a rod counter at the top of each event page.  Rods are gone when counter shows zero.  We will post the date the counter goes to zero on the site.  *Your co-angler may pick up your rod for you if you're unable to be present. Russellville Tourism and Visitor Center

RIDERS GROUP FUNDRAISER CATFISH & CHICKEN DINNER

Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
VFW Roger's Rye Post 2283 Russellville, AR, 4162 N Arkansas Ave
Hosted by  VFW Roger's Rye Post 2283 Russellville, AR


SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL VFW POST!
OUR MISSION IS TO HELP OUR LOCAL VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
FAMILY FRIENDLY! OUTSIDE SEATING!
COME OUT AND ENJOY THE LIVE MUSIC & GREAT FOOD!

 

9th Annual Bullfrog Valley Fest

Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Ragsdale Auction Service 12175 Sr 7 N, Dover, Arkansas 72837
Hosted by Ragsdale Auction Service

A family-oriented potluck gathering sponsored by Ragsdale Auction Service to bring friends, family & community together for a good meal and good times! All that is required is that each family bring at least one dish (casserole, dessert, drinks...). We will begin gathering at 5:00 pm (or before) and will eat at 6:00 pm. Bring your children, friends, family & neighbors and we will stay until all stories are told! We will supply chicken and fish for everyone to enjoy!





Sunday, September 22, 2019



                              

Free Photo Session At Russellville Marina

Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Russellville Marina Park Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by James Green Photography 

We will be having a free photo session to build our online portfolios. Cost is free unless you want to buy photos. Great for anyone who needs some new photos or looking to get some photos with family. Come see us on Sept. 22ND we will be around the fishing peir and the fireplace.

Stoby's Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Stobys Russellville, Arkansas
Hosted by  Arkansas Tech Department of Agriculture 

Join us Sunday, September 22nd from 9am-2pm at Stoby's in Russellville for All-You-Can-Eat pancakes for just $5! Proceeds benefit the ATU Ag Ambassadors and other Ag Department Student Organizations. We can't accept cards, so please have cash or check. Also, Stoby's full menu will not be available, only the pancake fundraiser. See you there!



 




Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend



EVENING HIKE

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Friday, September 20, 2019, from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 State Park’s diverse habitats sustain many living creatures. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and we will explore the Meadowbrook Trail. We will wrap up our journey watching the sun set on beautiful Lake Dardanelle.


CRITTER CRUNCH

Meeting Place:  Kid's Corner
Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 1:45 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

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.

CRUMPLE WATERSHED

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Saturday, September 21, 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

The watershed surrounding Lake Dardanelle is the backbone for the Arkansas River as the river journeys through the lake creating opportunities for people like you. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater to learn about Lake Dardanelle’s vast and wide watershed. Then make your own watershed and see how the water rolls through your land!

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?

Saturday, September 21, 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
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?

WHO GOES THERE?

Meeting Place: Orientation Room
Saturday, September 21, 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

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. see if we discover any new clues, and find out who goes there?

CATCH OF THE DAY

Meeting Place: Grassy Area across from the Visitor Center
Saturday, September 21, 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

Thanks to the healthy fishery of Lake Dardanelle, you can experience the thrill of nature and the success of the catch. Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center to discover the diversity of the fishery and Lake Dardanelle State Park’s role in maintaining that. You will then have the chance to practice your casting!

KNOW YOUR STATE

Meeting Place: Grassy Area Across from the Visitor Center
Saturday, September 21, 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

How well do you know the history and folklore of Arkansas? Join our park ranger in the grassy area across from the visitor center for this fun quiz game where teams will compete for prizes. All ages welcome!

SPIDER HIDER

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

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 at the amphitheater and learn about these amazing creatures.

"THE LORAX"

Meeting Place: Visitor Center
Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 3:30 pm - 4:00 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 this 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.


BRASS IN THE CLOUDS

Meeting Place: Sunset Point
Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mt. Nebo State Park 16728 State Hwy 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: (479) 229-3655 
Admission: Free

Mount Nebo State Park is proud to present Brass in the Clouds on Saturday, September 21st at 6:30 p.m. at Sunset Point. Everyone is invited to bring a blanket or chair and enjoy beautiful music and scenery. The Arkansas Tech University Brass Choir, under the direction of Dr. Sean Reed and Dr. T.J. Perry, assistant professors of music, will give us a sampling of the glorious sound of music in the great outdoors.


TERRIFIC TREES

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

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.

NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT

Meeting Place: Waterfall Trailhead
Saturday, September 21, 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.

OH DEER!

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Sunday, September 22, 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!

HIKE THROUGH HISTORY

Meeting Place: Summit Park Trailhead
Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Mt. Nebo State Park 16728 State Hwy 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834 Phone: (479) 229-3655 
Admission: Free

Take a hike through Mount Nebo State Park’s history with a park interpreter! Learn about the luxurious Summit Park Hotel that burned down in 1918, and explore the Civilian Conservation Corps’ role in the development of Mount Nebo State Park in the 1930s. This 1-mile hike will be strenuous. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.


PETIT JEAN NATURE BINGO

Meeting Place: CCC Room at Mather Lodge   
Friday, September 20, 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: 

Join Park Interpreter Carrie for a fun game of Nature Bingo. As we play the game, we will learn more about the natural side of Petit Jean State Park.

WINGS OVER THE RIVER VALLEY

Meeting Place:  Petit Jean Gravesite Overlook
Friday, September 20, 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

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 will have a few available to borrow.

EVENING AT BEAR CAVE

Meeting Place: Bear Cave Parking Area
Friday, September 20, 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 an interesting nighttime 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 wear sturdy shoes and bring water.


BIRDS OF PETIT JEAN

Meeting Place: CCC Overlook
Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free

Join Park Interpreter Ross to enjoy one of the most scenic views on the mountain. We will talk about the resources we have here at Petit Jean State Park and some ways we can help to preserve them.

SEVEN HOLLOWS HIKE

Meeting Place: Seven Hollows Parking Area
Saturday, September 21, 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

Meet Park Interpreter Carrie for a short hike into the Seven Hollows. This hike will not be the whole trail, it will be about 1-mile. On the way we will see the diverse ecosystems of Petit Jean State Park and how we can play a role in preserving it for future generations. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

CEDAR FALLS OVERLOOK STROLL

Meeting Place: Cedar Falls Overlook Parking Area
Saturday, September 21, 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 for this easy, handicap accessible, ¼-mile stroll. We will talk about some of the things that make Petit Jean State Park a special place, as well as enjoy the view of Cedar Falls from the overlook. Please bring water to drink. 

FIRE FOR THE FUTURE

Meeting Place: Richter Memorial Overlook
Saturday, September 21, 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 Ross to learn about why we facilitate controlled burns at Petit Jean State Park, and the benefits of fire to our trees and wildlife. 


NIGHT HIKE TO ROCK HOUSE CAVE

Meeting Place: Rock House Cave Parking Area
Saturday, September 21, 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 an evening tour of Petit Jean State Park’s primary archeology site: Rock House Cave. Discover Native American rock art and get a glimpse of the people of the past that these images represent. 

PLAYING IT SAFE

Meeting Place: Breezeway at Mather Lodge
Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 9:00 am - 9:30 am
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free

Meet Park Interpreter Ross to discover some ways to have safe and enjoyable hikes at Petit Jean State Park. 

KNOTS AND NAVIGATION

Meeting Place: CCC Room at Mather Lodge
Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441


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. 

BEAR CAVE HIKE

Meeting Place: Bear Cave Hiking Area
Sunday, September 22, 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 Ross for an interesting 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 wear sturdy shoes and bring water. 

SUNSET STROLL

Meeting Place: Richter Memorial Overlook on Red Bluff Drive
Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 6:45 pm - 7:30 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 7:10 p.m.


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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