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What's Happening in the River Valley, May 25-27, 2018

Cheree Miller
Oct 7 14 minutes read

It's Memorial Day Weekend!  After our Winter hiatus, we thought: "What better time to start our What's Happening Posts again than Memorial Day Weekend - the official start of Summer!" 

Got any plans? If you are looking for something to do, here are some suggestions. As always, there is no shortage of events to attend in the River Valley! I'm sure we missed some. But here are some of the events we found.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Heath Sanders LIVE

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 9:00 p.m.
The Old Bank Sports Grill, 220 W Main St, Russellville, AR
Admission: $10

Heath Sanders is a former Oil Field worker from Arkansas turned full time musician. His cover of Chris Stapleton’s “Either Way” went viral and caught the attention of Bobby Bones in February.  He’s been selling out shows since then and has been in the studio recording his first song “Bloodline” that will be released in the next few weeks. Listed below are some articles from country music media outlets that have over 40 million followers. Come hear him live at The Old Bank Sports Grill at 9:00 pm Friday evening!

Memorial Day Fitness Challenge & Yoga

Friday, May 25, 2018 from 5:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Sole2Soul212 W Main St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801

Join us for an evening of fitness, yoga, fun, and community!! β€οΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ. All levels of fitness welcomed to join us!! 

Seth Freeman at Front Street Grill

Friday, May 25, 2018 from 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Front Street Grill,115 S Front St, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Admission: $5.00

Seth makes his return to Arkansas while Karl Denson is out touring with The Rolling Stones in Europe.

Dinner and Movie at the Farm

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 7:00-11:00 a.m.
Drewry Farm & Orchards, 267 Vaughn Circle, Dover, Arkansas 72837
Cost: $12 for meal, $15 for KETO Diet meal

We will be serving Dinner Friday starting at 7pm followed by an outdoor showing of “ Muppet Treasure Island” Dinner options will be a KETO diet salad with avocado, egg, tomatoes, cucumber, bacon, blueberries, cheese, and croutons, along with (2) meat and cheese kabobs, dessert will be strawberry cream cheese muffin πŸ“

A "not so KETO" option that Tiffany will be making are her baked sliders available with Ham/Swiss or Turkey/Cheddar served with choice of chips and dessert! (Mocha brownie with caramel drizzle or a slice of fruit pizza).
Both meal options come with a drink. The movie will begin at 8:30, at which time we will have popcorn and nachos available

Come have a cup of coffee or hot tea and watch the movie with us! All are welcome πŸ˜€.
If you come back for Saturday breakfast (7-11am) we will be spinning honey 🍯 for anybody wanting to observe. Enjoy breakfast in a peaceful outdoor setting or take it to go.

**KETO DIET friends, if you are interested in the KETO option for Friday night please PM or text me so I can reserve your meal...Just for you!! Nancy

Committed to Veterans - Remembering Those Who Served

Friday, May 25, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Cornwell Funeral Homes, 207 Quay St, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834

Come join us to remember and honor our veterans. This special memorial service will feature a color guard presentation from Boy Scout Troop 214, special presentations by Len Cotton and Bill Eaton, a moment where attending veterans will be honored with special recognition, and a keynote address from Dr. Mary Ann Rollans. Admission is free and open to the public.

Popcorn and A Movie

Friday, May 25, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Pope County Library System,116 E 3rd St, Russellville, Arkansas 72802

Our FREE Popcorn and a Movie event typically takes place on the final Friday evening of each month in Heritage Hall. This month's movie night will be held on Friday, May 25th at 6:00 P.M. We will be showing Peter Rabbit. As always, free water and popcorn will be provided.

Barrels for Buckles Spring Series

Friday, May 25, 2018 from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Atkins Riding Club, 576 NE 14th Street, Atkins, Arkansas 72823 - Hosted by Kickin' Up Dust Productions

This is a 6 race series. There will be open, youth (ages 16 and under), and beginner classes. Open and youth will be 4D format. Buckles will be given to the winner in each D in youth and open classes. Beginners is a 3D format. Open entry fee is $25, youth is $15, and beginners is $10. There is a $5 office fee per rider. Must attend 4 of the 6 races to be eligible for buckles. There is a one time nomination fee of $20 for each horse you want to nominate to be eligible for buckles. Race dates are March 23 and 30, April 6 and 20, and May 11 and 25th. For more information you can contact Kristi at 479-567-1869 or Michelle at 501-977-3368.

Big Piney Creekfest 2018

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. - Sunday, May 27, 2018
Moore Outdoors, 3827 Sr 164 W, Dover, Arkansas 72837

Creekfest is a three day music and camping festival on the banks of the Big Piney Creek, near Dover Arkansas. Creekfest is held on 10 beautiful acres that borders the Big Piney Creek. The creek offers swimming, canoeing, kayaking, and a wonderful natural environment to enjoy great friends, great music and the chance to make great memories. We are celebration over ten years of family friendly fun, in the scenic foothills of the Ozark National Forest and hope you will join us!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Music Downtown at Sundown May Concert

Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Main Street Russellville, 320 W C St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Russellville Downtown and 2 others

This FREE concert series kicks off on Memorial Day Weekend! Come enjoy live performances by Some Guy Named Robb and Sam Allbright!

Intro to Photography - Russellville

Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Elite Med, 2424 West Main Street APT C, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Jenn Terrell Photography
Admission: $50.00

This class is designed for photography beginners and photo enthusiasts looking to learn the basics of digital photography. This workshop features a comprehensive overview of composing a photograph, camera settings, and more. Seats are limited. Payment is required to reserve your seat.  For questions contact Jenn at [email protected]

*Be sure to bring a DSLR, borrow one from a friend, or rent online.

Bree Ogden at The Old Bank

Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
The Old Bank Sports Grill, 220 W Main St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Bree Ogden

Come on out and listen to music, grab a drink and food. Would love to see everyone!

Bill’s Cars Against Cancer Benefit Car Show

Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Pope County Fairgrounds, 517 S Knoxville Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Chris Wrinkle and 3 others

Recently our dad was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer. This car show is a benefit for him to help with medical expenses and other support him and our mom will be needing. Come out and see some awesome cars and have a great time!  Entry fee for your vehicle in the show will be $20. All cars are welcome from Hot Rods to Classics, Rat Rods, Race Cars,Trucks, Bikes, New and Old!

Each car will have a money bucket for voting. Please donate to the car of your choice. Whichever cars have the most money in their bucket at the end of the show will receive a trophy! πŸ† We will have several trophies for top ten People’s choice and Kid’s choice winners. Kids votes will be determined from specific tickets received at the show and placed into the bucket of their choice.

We will also be having a bake sale during the show! Lots of goodies will be available!

If you have any questions contact any of us on the page or by message.  If you aren’t able to make it to the show but would like to help in any way please get in contact with Chris, Christina, Kim, or Chrissy! Thank you all!

Summer Kickoff Bash

Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Russellville Aquatic Center, 1300 North Phoenix Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Russellville Aquatic Center
Admission: $3.00

Come out for our Summer Kickoff Bash! We will be serving free hot dogs and popcorn from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Admission will be 1/2 price all day! 

We're Making a Film: Meet the Film Maker

Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
McElroy Cloth Diaper Bank, 420 S 2nd St, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by McElroy House: Organization for Cultural Resources, 420 S. 2nd Street

We're making a short film with film maker, Bruno Seraphin from Cornell University! Come meet the film maker and help us create this short film for the Mc House! ♥ We'll have a potluck dinner, probably some music, etc!

About the film maker: Bruno Seraphin is a PhD student in Sociocultural Anthropology interested in U.S. Indigenous-settler relations, narrative and strategy in environmental and climate justice movements, and human-environment entanglements in southern Appalachia and the Pacific Northwest. His questions center on race, class, and the ways that environmentalist projects variously challenge and reinscribe practices of settler-liberal world building. Additional areas of inquiry include state, industry, and citizen responses to environmental justice movements and the relationship between U.S. settler colonialism and Anthropological knowledge production. Originally from Massachusetts, Bruno is an award-winning filmmaker with a BFA in Film and Television from New York University and an MA in Folklore from the University of Oregon. His scholarship has been published in Western Folklore and the Trumpeter: Journal of Ecosophy.

"Sabor Latino Festival" Car Show By PR Import Crew

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Dardanelle Park & Recreation, 2007 State Highway 22 W, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by PR Import Crew

Come join us for our first PR Import Crew car show. Categories to we awarded will be:
Import. Domestic. Lowrider. Lowrider bike. Muscle car. Best Team. Most bigger car club. Truck

Registration:$10 Exhibition: $5

Money raised will be used to continue recovery efforts for Puerto Rico after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. For more information, please contact Moret at PR Import Crew. Thank you and we will see you Saturday!

Festival Latino En Dardanelle, AR

Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Dardanelle Community Center, Dardanelle, Arkansas
Hosted by Tripletas Joelo

Ven y Prueba Mis Deliciosas Tripletas y Aprovechando El Evento Les Tengo Una Sorpresa, Haré El Lanzamiento de lo Nuevo Que Tiene Tripletas Joelo...
No Faltes!
Los Esperamos!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Church On The Lake

Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 2428 Marina Rd, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by Crow Mountain Baptist Church

Grab your volleyballs and beach towels and prepare to have a blast at our Church on The Beach event. CMBC will be serving up some amazing BBQ Chicken. All you need to do is bring a side dish, dessert, and a comfortable chair to sit in.

Come and visit with us and see why we are the church in the River Valley area that knows about having fun and mixing it up with our peeps. Don't be shy, come on out and enjoy a fantastic time in fellowship and hearing an amazing message at the close of the service. Oh, and since we're that close to water, if you accept Jesus into your heart, we'll take time to baptize you on the spot. Either way, it's going to be an amazing time with awesome food and great fellowship.

Placing Flags on Our Veteran's Graves

Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Rest Haven Memorial Park, 2500 S Knoxville Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by Rest Haven Memorial Park

Please join Marine Corp League 1310 in honoring our veteran's for Memorial Day.

Worship at Front Street Gazebo

Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 6:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.
Dardanelle, Arkansas
Hosted by Pursuit

A few churches in the area are getting together for a cookout and worship time.

Movie on the Lawn - The Last Jedi

Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
West Side Church of Christ, 2300 W C St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by West Side Church of Christ

This Sunday! Come catch The Last Jedi on the lawn beside our office! Free Hot dogs, Popcorn, and Drinks!!! Food starts at 6! Movie starts at 7!

Monday, May 28, 2018


Monday, May 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
CrossFit-479, 1701 S Elmira Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by CrossFit-479

It’s that time of year again! MURPH!! Come join us on Memorial Day for one workout where we partake in the beloved workout Murph. Afterwards Janae’s parents have graciously offered for us all to come over and swim, play spike ball, grill out, and hang out as a box. If you can’t make it to the hangout afterwards that’s fine, we still want to workout with you! Please reserve through this group so we can begin to count how many heads we will have there. This is a great opportunity for members at our box to gather and have some fun.

Harmony in the Hollow

Friday, May 25, 2018 - Monday, May 28, 2018 12:00 - 10:00 p.m.
411 Sims Hollow Rd, Russellville, AR 72802-1158, United States
Hosted by Hidden Acres Farm

FARM EVENT FOR RAY OF HOPE FOOD PANTRY, RUSSELLVILLE, AR. Vendors, activities, hay rides, music, hillbilly tatordogs. Come join in the fun!  Have a good time for a good cause.

That's it for this installment. All of us at the Tabatha Davis Team invite you to have a safe and fun holiday evening. Spend it with someone you love.


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