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 14, 2018


Vintage Market Days® of Little Rock - "Farm House"

Friday, September 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 4:00 a.m.
Arkansas State Fair, 2600 Howard St, Little Rock
Hosted by Vintage Market Days of Little Rock

We usually don't include events as far away as Little Rock, but we couldn't resist sharing this one! We are so excited to bring "Farm House" to the Little Rock area September 14-16, 2018! Mark your calendars and join us for three days of the very best vintage vendors from the Arkansas area and across the nation. VMD™ is an upscale vintage and vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, home decor, clothing, handmade treasures, jewelry, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies,seasonal plantings and a little more. Join us for the truly unique experience of Vintage Market Days®, you won't want to miss this one-of-a-kind shopping experience! Indoors & air-conditioning at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds.



Drake White and the Big Fire at Front Street Grill

Friday, September 14, 2018 from 8:00 p.m. to Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1:00 a.m.
Front Street Grill
Hosted by Front Street Grill and Drake White
Tickets: $20

Every reaction begins with a catalyst, some initial event that sets things on their inexorable course. For Drake White, it goes back to something raw and elemental in his debut album Spark."I learned how to play guitar and keep people's attention around a fire," explains the Hokes Bluff, Alabama native. "A spark can start a fire that can keep you alive and sustain you. So this is the beginning for me. This is the first strike of the flint."The spirit of Spark comes from those simple, early days spent enjoying the outdoors among friends in the warm glow of a fire. And though he's now a city dweller with all the complications and distractions that entails, White still seeks the freedom and deeper connections he felt when the chorus of nature and the strums of his guitar blended into one harmonious song — the kind of contentment he sings about in the swirling majesty of his single "Livin' the Dream.""We grew up free. We grew up on 4-wheelers, riding through the backwoods," he says. "We grew up hunting and fishing and being out in the Appalachian Mountains. People don't understand how beautiful north Alabama is until you see it in person." The first sound on Spark — before the pulse-quickening "Heartbeat" kicks into gear — is the voice of White's late grandfather speaking from the pulpit. Several of these ghostly transmissions from the past appear on Spark, all extolling the virtues of love, brotherhood and nature. It's a touch of the surreal that nods at White's fondness for Pink Floyd's psychedelic masterpiece The Wall, but also a deeply personal gesture that matches his vision perfectly."I went through about five or six sermons of my grandfather and picked out certain little snippets," he says. "I just think they kind of fit. They're weird and people are asking what they are. And that was my point: to get people talking about it."White has his own message of finding some harmony amid the demands of modern life, one that goes down easy in the uplifting, Zac Brown Band-assisted Southern rock anthem "Back to Free" and the cautionary-but-soulful "I Need Real." It's a simple message of not letting oneself be swallowed up by technology and seeking out honest, genuine connections with others."When I'm at home, my wife and I keep our phones in the bedroom," says White. "We listen to records. We hardly turn the TV on, unless it's time for Game of Thrones. Before social networking was a smartphone app, we did it around a fire. That goes way back."With his gospel-derived, passionate delivery, White seems to have inherited his grandfather's ability to touch crowds with a sermon — his divine vocal improvisations at the end of the honky-tonk flavored "Story" will undoubtedly get butts out of seats. White stresses that he isn't a preacher, but doesn't see a problem with putting his own methods for surviving the world out there. "Some of the best songs, like Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth" or anything by Bob Marley, have a little bit of preachin'," he says. "I never want to come across too preachy, but instead I'm saying, 'Hey man, this is my life, and this is what I do to be happy and I'm figuring it out just like you.''


Women's Retreat

Friday, September 14, 2018 5:00 p.m. through Sunday, September 16, 2018
The Fellowship - Russellville, AR, 1680 Sparksford Dr, Russellville
Hosted by The Fellowship - Russellville, AR

Mark your calendars for our annual Women's Retreat. The theme this year will be 'Holiness'. If you would like to purchase a ticket, we will be selling them every Sunday after service, or you can go by the office during the week to purchase one. You can also follow the link below to register.

https://myfellowship.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/145238

Ticket prices:
$13 Friday night only
$40 Sat. only (no overnight stay)
$100 All day Saturday & overnight stay
$113 ALL


September to remember outlaws on small tires

Friday, September 14, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Centerville Dragway Inc., 10239 Dragstrip Ln, Centerville
Hosted by Justin Martin

September to remember - Over $6000 in payouts
Track prep by jason ruckert aka pooch from VP racing fuel... 29.5/315 or smaller... don’t miss out on these 3500... plus horsepower 180 mph bad boys !!


Free Homework Help

Friday, September 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Pope County Library System,116 E 3rd St, Russellville
Hosted by PCLS YA and Pope County Library System

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.


Barrels For Buckles Fall Series Race 1

Friday, September 14, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Atkins Riding Club, 576 NE 14th Street, Atkins
Hosted by Kickin' Up Dust Productions

This is the first race of our 6 race series. Exhibitions will begin at 6 and the race will start at 8. Must attend 4 of the 6 race series to be eligible for awards. There will be a pee wee class for ages 8 and under. Entry fee for pee wee is $10. Youth class is ages 16 and under. Entry fee is $20. Open class entry fee is $30. There is a $5 office per rider in each class. Pee wee will be 3D format and youth will be 4D format. These will be whole second splits. Open is 4D format with 1/2 second splits. This is a points series. You must nominate each horse that you want to be eligible for awards. The nomination fee is $20 per horse. You can text entries to Kristi Harris at 479-567-1869. We are looking forward to seeing everyone and this series!!


Times of Refreshing

Friday, September 14, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 9:00 p.m.
Clarksville First Assembly Of God, 2126 W. Main St, Clarksville
Hosted by Clarksville First Assembly Of God

Special Speaker Stuart & Colleen Price will be in Arkansas for a series of meetings, their story of how God assigned them to the state of Arkansas for Revival is more than amazing. They stepped out of faith and moved when God said go, you don't want to miss this revival. Please join us for this time of Refreshing, Miracles, Signs, Wonders and a Prophetic Word from the Lord. We will be looking forward to seeing you there.


Saturday, September 15, 2018


Arkansas vs North Texas

Saturday, September 15,  2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, 350 N Razorback Rd, Fayetteville
Hosted by WPS False Hopes

Another event that's a little out of our neighborhood, but it is the Razorbacks, after all!  I’m very confident that we might have a good chance of winning against this mid level Sun Belt team! WPS!



Neighbor's Table

Saturday, September 15, 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.


Tim Hawkins LIVE in Russellville, AR

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
The Center for the Arts, 2209 S Knoxville Ave, Russellville
Hosted by Tim Hawkins

With Comedian Dustin Nickerson!


Trail Love Volunteer at the Ouita Coal Company Trail

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Illinois Bayou Park, I-40, Russellville, Arkansas
Hosted by Rvoorc page

This Saturday morning we will be working on the Blue Trail and removing vegetation. Meet at the trailhead and we will park on the interstate near the trail.
We will be spraying the low intrusive vegetation and cutting and lopping limbs and bushes. Please bring gloves, sturdy shoes, and hydration. The Blue Trail will be flagged off indicating the work going on.


Suites and Sweets with Nocturne Strings, an ACME benefit concert

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Covenant Presbyterian Church - PCA, Russellville, AR, 2810 S Knoxville Ave, Russellville
Hosted by Nocturne Strings

Come enjoy a program, Suites and Sweets with Nocturne Strings, a benefit concert for ACME on Saturday, September 15!
Nocturne Strings, a local string quartet, will be performing a wide variety of music, from Bach to Borodin to the Beatles. The players for this event will be Carling Futterer and Anne Bean on violin, Nicholas Davelaar on viola, and Coralin Davelaar on cello. And while you stretch your legs at intermission, you can enjoy your pick of the delicious desserts on hand! Tickets are not necessary, but donations will be received. All donations received will support the programs of the Arkansas Center for Music Education, located in Russellville, Arkansas. Donations are tax-deductible--receipts are available. Please support live music in the River Valley by both your presence and your donation! Thanks in advance to Covenant Presbyterian Church, Russellville for hosting us.


Make an Art Journal

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Pope County Library System, 116 E 3rd St, Russellville
Hosted by PCLS YA and Pope County Library System

At this FREE Art program for teens and adults! We'll give you a blank journal and the supplies to fill it with your own paintings, sketches, poetry, or ideas! Express your creativity and find inspiration at the Pope County Library on September 15th at 6:30PM! Space is limited and you must register.


Yin Yoga

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Serenity Yoga, 908 W Main St, Russellville
Hosted by Serenity Yoga
Tickets: projectom.manduka.com

Yin yoga is a slow paced style of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time.  Join us in our second event for ProjectOm to raise money for the Susan G. Komen foundation.


Russelville VFW

Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
VFW Roger's Rye Post 2283 Russellville, AR, 4162 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville
Hosted by Cadron Creek Band

Great people and great place to dance or just watch the awesome Dancers!



Marty Haggard at the Pope County Fair in Russellville AR

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Pope County Fairgrounds, 517 S Knoxville Ave, Russellville
Hosted by Marty Haggard Music

Marty Haggard - A Tribute to My Dad, Merle Haggard


2nd Annual All Re'ved Up 4 Kidz Benefit Car Show

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
1509 E Main St, Russellville
Hosted by Friends of CASA for Pope, Johnson and Franklin Counties in Arkansas and CASA of the 5th Judicial District

Join us for the 2nd Annual All Re'ved Up 4 Kidz Benefit Car Show, to support CASA of the 5th Judicial District which advocates for children in foster care.
This event is hosted by Kevin Kevo Suter.


Open Mic Night

Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Dog Ear Books301 W Main St., Russellville
Hosted by Dog Ear Books

Come on down and share your talent with us! Or just listen to other people's talent! We'll be kicking it off with the little ones sharing their talent at 6, then bring out the adults afterwards, so get ready for all types of entertainment! Open to singers, musicians, poets, comedians, magicians, and many others.


Rainbow Rider Play Days

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.  to 11:00 a.m.
LSOA & Barn, 505 Georgetown Rd, London
Hosted by Rainbow Riders of London and LSOA & Barn

Come and support your favorite teams of horse and rider while we race against time and each other in several speed races including; cloverleaf barrels, speed race, pole bending, stake race, flag race, obstacle course!


Sunday, September 16, 2018


Open Arena and Bible Study

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
Pope County Riding Club, 605 S Knoxville Ave, Russellville
Hosted by Mercy Tree Cowboy Fellowship

Bible Study under the covered bleachers followed by an open arena and summer refreshments! We might even have some live music!


Stoby's Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Stoby's Russellville, 405 W Parkway Dr, Russellville
Hosted by Arkansas Tech Department of Agriculture

Join us Sunday, September 16th 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!


River Valley Camp Meeting

Sunday, September 16, 2018 6:00 p.m.
Hector First Assembly of God11421 Sr 27, Hector
Hosted by Hector First Assembly of God and AR Section 6

Presbyter Stan Taylor writes: This is the 30th consecutive year for this camp meeting and is a continuation of the rich Pentecostal tradition we enjoy here in Section 6. It demonstrates to the remainder of the Arkansas District our commitment to unity, fellowship and cooperation in seeing the lost come to know Christ and to see churches encouraged and edified. Please confirm that commitment by participating with your "brethren of like precious faith". Thank you in advance.



Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend


Evening Kayak Paddle

Friday, September 14, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: $12 adults, $6 children ages 6-12, under 6 not permitted
Meeting Place: Visitor Center

Enjoy a quiet evening on Lake Dardanelle on this 1.5-hour guided paddle with a park interpreter. You will be able to explore the coves of the lake and watch the wildlife as we go. Interpreters will provide instruction and guidance, so no experience is necessary, but you should be comfortable around water. Kayaks, life jackets, and paddles are provided. Sign up at the visitor center or call (479) 967-5516 at least one day in advance. If you prefer a tandem kayak (2 people), please specify when you register. We will meet at the visitor center front desk.

Meadowbrook Bingo

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Ampthitheater

Lake Dardanelle State Park’s Meadowbrook Trail is a thriving natural area. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater for a leisurely stroll down the trail to discover some of the many things that call this area home, while playing a friendly game of bingo.

Know Your State

Saturday, September 16, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater

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

Hidden Creatures

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Orientation Room

We humans wear camouflage on a daily basis to blend in while hunting, and sometimes just for style. However, animals have to use camouflage to survive in the wild. Meet a park interpreter in the visitor center Orientation Room to see some pictures of these animals doing what they do best, blending in with nature, and see if you can spot all the hidden creatures in the pictures!

What's For Lunch?

Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 1:45 p.m. to 2:00 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

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center

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.

All Tied Up

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Orientation Room

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 Orientation Room to learn how to tie a few basic knots that will come in handy on any outdoor adventure.

Eagle Measure Up

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
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Grassy Area Across from Visitor Center

Bald eagles are incredible not only for their beauty and speed, but for their size as well. Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center and discover how you measure up to an eagle.

Lake Cruise

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Weigh-in Pavilion

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 will begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour, at the boat dock near the south boat ramp.


Petit Jean Bird Bingo

Friday, September 14, 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
Admission: Free
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.

Owl Prowl

Friday, September 14, 2018 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110. Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater

Meet Park Interpreter BT 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. Please bring a flashlight and wear close-toed shoes. 

Petit Jean Portraits

Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110. Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Rock House Cave Parking Area

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!

Motion of Erosion

Saturday, September 15, 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
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Rock House Cave Parking Area

Join Park Interpreter Sam at the Rock House Cave parking lot to go on an exciting hike to experience the wonders of erosion first-hand! Explore the unique geology and habitat of a rock glade, and discover what caused the formation of the Turtle Rocks! This hike is a 1/2 mile and includes walking across uneven surfaces, so bring water and sturdy shoes.

Rock House Cave Hike

Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110. Phone: 501-727-5441
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Rock House Cave Parking Area

Meet Park Interpreter BT 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 and covers uneven terrain. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring along water.

Night Hike on the Seven Hollows Trail

Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 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
Admission: Free
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.


Hike Through History

Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834. Phone: 479-229-3655
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Summit Park Trailhead

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 approximate 1-mile hike will be strenuous. Be sure to bring water and wear sturdy shoes.


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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