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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...

Nov 21 22 minutes read

TGIF! The weekend is here -- and with it, LOTS of activities to enjoy with family and friends all over the Arkansas River Valley. Have plans for the weekend? If you are looking for something to do, 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, November 22, 2019



3rd Annual Dardanelle Holiday Market

Friday, November 22, 2019, from 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 9 am to 6 pm
Dardanelle Community Center 2011 AR-22, Dardanelle, AR 72834-2902, United States
Hosted by  Dardanelle Holiday Market 

Here comes the 3rd Annual Dardanelle Holiday Market!  Santa will be here for pictures.  Local artists, makers, and small business owners will be here with quality products for your shopping pleasure!!  We'll also have silent auctions and a raffle.  We can't wait to see everyone this year!


ACME Children's Theaters in Performance

Friday, November 22, 2019, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Gardner Auditorium Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  Arkansas Center for Music Education

Arkansas Center for Music Education's Wee Children's and Children's Music Theaters proudly present their Fall 2019 productions of "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" and "The Best Little Theater in Town".


Date: Friday, November 22 @ 6:30 pm

Location: Gardner Auditorium

                Russellville Schools - Gardner Campus

                1000 South Arkansas - Russellville, AR

Admission: By donation


The ACME Wee Children's Musical Theater program is for students 4 to 7 years old.  The ACME Children's Musical Theater program is for ages 8 to 15.


Arkansas Center for Music Education is a 501c3 non-profit community music education organization based in Russellville, Arkansas, serving Pope and surrounding counties.


Please come support these awesome young actors!


Game Night

Friday, November 22, 2019, from 5 - 7 pm
Dog Ear Books, 301 W Main St., Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Dog Ear Books

Every Friday excluding Art Walk we will have Game Night from 5-7 pm. You can bring your own games or play ours. It is for any and all ages and free!

Movie Night: Toy Story 4

Friday, November 22, 2019, from 7 PM – 9 PM
Pope County Library System 116 E 3rd St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  Pope County Library System  

Free Movie and Popcorn every 4th Friday at the Pope County Library! Movies are screened next door in Heritage Hall. For more information email [email protected] or call 479-968-4368.



Brick Fields in Russellville

Friday, November 22, 2019, from 8 PM – 11 PM
The Old Bank Sports Grill 220 W Main St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Brick Fields  

Brick Fields Blues Therapy at Old Bank Grill!


 

Mister Rogers Sweater Drive (Dardanelle)

Friday, November 22, 2019, from 9 AM – 5 PM
Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System 501 N Front St, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by  Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System

It is getting close to that time of the year again for our annual Mister Rogers Sweater Drive. We thought we would kick off a tad early given the recent cold snap, so get your donations in to help warm our community. We accept gloves, sweaters, jackets, coats, and anything new or gently worn to aid in this effort.

Food 4 Fines (Dardanelle)

Friday, November 22, 2019, from 9 am to 5 pm
Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System 501 N Front St, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by  Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System

Canned foods will clear your library late fees. 3 cans for the first $10 owed, then 3 cans for every $5 after. (Lost or Damaged items fees NOT included.) All food brought in will go to Sharing and Caring in Dardanelle, AR.

Adult Crafting Upcycle/Recycle (Dardanelle)

 Friday, November 22, 2019, from 10 AM – 11 AM
Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System 501 N Front St, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System


Relaxing Crafting to reuse and beautify that which would be thrown away!!!





Saturday, November 23, 2019




Adoption Day!

Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 1 PM – 6 PM
PetSmart (3093 E. Main Street, Russellville, AR) 3093 E. Main Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by Needy Paws Animal Shelter

Our staff and volunteers will be at PetSmart in Russellville with some of our adoptable cats and dogs!





Pope County Farmer's Market

Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 8 am to 1 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.


Opening Day!!!
Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 9 AM
Christmas Tree Lane 8102 S Highway 23, Ozark, Arkansas 72949
Hosted by  Christmas Tree Lane 

we are opening the Saturday before Thanksgiving!  Pretag or cut!


Holiday Market

Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 9 AM – 6 PM
Marvin Vinson Center 1611 W Oakland Street, Clarksville, Arkansas 72830
Hosted by Sarah Hettel, Christie Kleist, and Debbie Bradley 

Holiday Market craft fair with 50+ vendors!
Handmade crafts, jewelry, personalized shirts, pottery, crochet items, boutique clothing (children, women's and plus size),  gift baskets, chair massages, Christmas decor, Christmas crafts, baked goods, bath and beauty, gifts for everyone, chance to win $100 cash and much more!! Also, there will be several food trucks!

There will be NO admissions fee to get into our event.



Holiday Lights 2019

Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 4 PM – 9 PM to December 31, 2019, from 4 PM - 9 PM
Garvan Woodland Gardens 550 Arkridge Rd, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913
Hosted by Garvan Woodland Gardens  

Getting RESERVED TIME tickets to Holiday Lights is as easy as 1-2-3!

• Click on the Get Tickets link, click the week you want to access online Holiday Lights tickets

• CREATE your General Public User ACCOUNT, choose and ORDER your tickets online for DATE and TIME desired

• Bring Ticket Code(s) on your MOBILE DEVICE or as a PRINTED TICKET(s) for admission to Holiday Lights

Online Ticket holders will use the EXPRESS ENTRANCE LANE to enter and park. Arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your TICKET ENTRANCE TIME.

The most celebrated outdoor light display in Arkansas for the holiday season opens at Garvan the Saturday before Thanksgiving and runs through New Year’s Eve (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas days). The Gardens will be aglow with over 4.5 million lights in a myriad of natural settings. Features include the luminescent Garden of the Pine Wind, the 50-foot tall Holiday Tree which plays holiday tunes animated to a light show, the Parterre garden on the Great Lawn, and traditional holiday scenes in the woodlands. Conclude your walking tour with free hot chocolate. The Chipmunk Café is open nightly until 9 p.m. serving soups, sandwiches, and snacks.

Holiday Lights is open when it rains; the Gardens closes in the case of inclement weather that would threaten the safety of visitors (lightning, ice, hail. high winds). Sorry, there are no refunds for closings.

Members Free with Current Membership Card and PHOTO I.D. | $15 adults | $5 ages 4-12 | Free ages 0-3 | Note: Dogs are not allowed in the Gardens during Holiday Lights except on Monday, December 2 for the Jingle Dog Pup Parade

TICKET INFO LINE: 800-366-4664

                            


Benefit party for Greg Lloyd with The Misfits

Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 7 PM – 12 AM
Galla Creek Golf Course and Country Club 141 Golf Club Ln, Pottsville, Arkansas 72858
Hosted by  Galla Creek Golf Course and Country Club 

The Misfits playing at 8 PM. Doors open at 7 PM. Cover charge goes to benefit Greg Lloyd. He had surgery and has been off work for awhile and his buddies want to help him out!


Christmas Open House

Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 7:30 AM – 2 PM
Scotts On The Square, Inc. 15 N Elm St, Paris, Arkansas 72855
Hosted by  Scotts On The Square, Inc.

Join us for a special shopping event! Come shop with us on our Open House weekend November 23-24. We will run special hours and special sales! Jump into the Christmas season with us!

Saturday: 9am - 12pm

Sunday: 12pm - 4pm


Paint Party Saturday November 23rd 2PM

Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 8 AM – 5 PM
102 W Walnut St, Paris, AR 72855-3848, United States
Hosted by   Simply Christmas and More  

In just a couple of hours you will be guided through a fun and creative sign painting party.  I will provide all the materials needed to complete your Sigh or Door Hanger.

At the end of the party you will go home with a Wall Worthy Masterpiece of your own making. 


***You will need to Pre-Register by Simply commenting with your NAME 

Under the design of your choice.

(Remember these are Mock-Ups so you can paint them any color you choose)

***Once you have made your selection I will send you an Invoice.  Please Make skier to pay as soon as possible to ensure your spot.  

Seats are Limited.

***Refunds will not be available but we will allow you to transfer payments to another paint party.


Cost for this party is $35

Maximum Seating is 15





Sunday, November 24, 2019



                              

6th Annual Farm and Craft Market

Sunday, November 17, 2019, from 3 PM – 6 PM
Logan County Fairgrounds Paris, Arkansas 72855
Hosted by  Prestonrose Farm and Brewing Co.

Join us for our SIXTH annual farm and craft market!

As always, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, we will gather to celebrate our local farm's harvests, and welcome the holiday season with our local crafters lovely wares, and raise a glass to a healthy, prosperous year with Arkansas' great breweries hosting a craft beer garden!  We will have several tasty treats from local food trucks, and a little musical entertainment as well.  This is a wonderful, family friendly event and a PERFECT way to kick off the holiday season by #shoppinglocal and #shoppingsmall !!


Old-Fashioned Christmas

Sunday, November 24, 2019, from 2 PM – 6 PM
Camp Caudle 857 Sr 164 N, Hector, Arkansas 72843
Hosted by  Camp Caudle 

Come celebrate with your family!

One hour sessions

Meet Santa ~ Make Cookies ~ Story Telling ~ Hay Rides ~ Much More!




Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend



MASTERS OF THE NIGHT

Meeting Place:  Amphitheater
Friday, November 22, 2019 / 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

Bat populations are in decline due to misinformation and fear. Meet a park interpreter at the amphitheater to discover the bat myths that have given them a bad reputation and learn about which bats you can find here at Lake Dardanelle State Park.

EAGLE TOUR

Meeting Place: Weigh-in Pavilion
Friday, November 22, 2019 / 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the bald eagle. Many other spectacular birds will be in the area for viewing including American white pelicans, ducks, and snow geese. Please dress warmly, as temperatures and winds are more severe on the lake. In an effort to accommodate as many people as possible for our tours, we will be taking reservations. Call the visitor center at (479) 967-5516 to reserve your seat. We will begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour at the boat dock near the Tournament Weigh-In Facility. Tours are weather dependent.

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?

Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
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?

CRITTER CRUNCH

Meeting Place:  Visitor Center
Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 1:45 p.m. - 2 p.m.
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.

EAGLE MEASURE UP

Meeting Place: Grassy Area across from the Visitor Center
Saturday, November 23, 2019 / 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

Bald eagles are known for being large, majestic birds, but just how big are they? Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center to discover how you measure up to an eagle.

CHEROKEE GAMES

Meeting Place: Grassy Area Across from the Visitor Center
Saturday, November 23, 2019 / 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

Have you ever wondered about the daily lives of the Cherokee who inhabited this area before removal, long before this after was a park? Meet a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center to learn some of the games they played to pass the time and develop their hunting skills. All ages welcome!

NIGHT VISION

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Saturday, November 23, 2019 / 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
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, many of which come out after dark. Explore the night life here at Lake Dardanelle. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and discover some of the tricks nocturnal inhabitants of the park use to get around at night.

RIVER RAMBLE

Meeting Place: Orientation Room
Sunday, November 24, 2019 / 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516 
Admission: Free

As the Arkansas River journeys through Lake Dardanelle, it continually shapes the land and creates opportunities for people like you. The river is always changing, it hasn’t always looked the way it does today. Join a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room to learn some of the hazards and bounty the river has in store. You will have to navigate your way to safety in order to reap the rewards in our fun river ramble.

ALL TIED UP!

Meeting Place: Orientation Room
Sunday, November 24, 2019 / 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516 
Admission: Free

By learning basic knot tying skills, you can learn to set up your campsite quickly and efficiently. Meet a park interpreter in the visitor center to learn how to tie a few basic knots that will come in handy on any outdoor adventure.


A DAY IN THE LIFE

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Saturday, November 23, 2019 / 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834  Phone: 479-229-3655 
Admission: Free

The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) played a large role in the development of Mount Nebo State Park. They built the cabins that park visitors stay in, they built trails that park visitors hike, and they built the highway that park visitors drive to the park on. What was their daily life like, though? Join a park interpreter to discover what the day to day life of a CCC Enrollee was like.

MOUNT NEBO STATE PARK FUR BEARERS

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Saturday, November 23, 2019 / 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834  Phone: 479-229-3655 
Admission: Free

Join a park interpreter to discover what animals live here at Mount Nebo State Park and what their fur feels like! Learn what features the animals have that help them survive at Mount Nebo State Park.


COLOR WHEEL HIKE

Meeting Place: Summit Park Trailhead     
Saturday, November 23, 2019 / 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834  Phone: 479-229-3655 
Admission: Free

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 sturdy shoes and bring water.

NAVIGATION BASICS

Meeting Place: Amphitheater    
Sunday, November 24, 2019 / 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834  Phone: 479-229-3655 
Admission: Free

Find your bearings at Mount Nebo State Park! Discover the ins and outs of using a compass with a park interpreter! Then, put your skills to the test as you navigate through a course. The park interpreter will have all necessary supplies.

SENSING YOUR PLACE

Meeting Place: Summit Park Trailhead
Sunday, November 24, 2019 / 9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.  
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834  Phone: 479-229-3655 
Admission: Free

Use all your senses to enjoy nature on a short hike with a park interpreter. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.


HIKE ALONG THE CANYON

Meeting Place: Breezeway of Mather Lodge
Friday, November 22, 2019 / 3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

Meet Park Interpreter Carrie for a hike along Cedar Creek Canyon to see a view of Cedar Falls. Along the way we will see glimpses of rock glades, deep canyon walls, and beautiful sandstone structures. This hike is ½-mile long and is moderate.

NIGHT HIKE ON THE SEVEN HOLLOWS

Meeting Place: Seven Hollows Parking Area
Friday, November 22, 2019 / 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.    
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

Meet Park Interpreter Carrie at the Seven Hollows trailhead for a special night-hiking experience along a short section of the Seven Hollows Trail. This trail is moderate, so be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight.

BIRDS OF PETIT JEAN

Meeting Place: CCC Overlook
Saturday, November 23, 2019 / 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

Meet Park Interpreter Ross to learn about some of the birds we have here at Petit Jean State Park and why they are important to our ecosystem. Bring a bird guidebook if you have one and join in the fun!

ROCK HOUSE CAVE HIKE

Meeting Place: Rock House Cave Parking Area
Saturday, November 23, 2019 / 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

Meet Park Interpreter Ross to learn about some of the birds we have here at Petit Jean State Park and why they are important to our ecosystem. Bring a bird guidebook if you have one and join in the fun!

OWL PROWL

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Saturday, November 23, 2019 / 5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.  
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

Meet Park Interpreter Carrie 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.


ROCK HOUSE CAVE HIKE

Meeting Place: Rock House Cave Parking Area
Saturday, November 23, 2019 / 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

Meet Park Interpreter Ross to hike to the park’s archeology site, Rock House Cave. We will view American Indian rock art and discover more about the windows into the past that these images provide. This hike is ¼-mile long, please wear sturdy shoes and bring along water.


CEDAR FALLS OVERLOOK STROLL

Meeting Place: Cedar Falls Overlook Parking Area
Saturday, November 23, 2019 / 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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 wear weather appropriate clothing and bring water to drink.

TAKE NOTHING BUT PICTURES

Meeting Place: CCC Overlook
Sunday, November 24, 2019 / 9 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
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.



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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