Fall has officially arrived, and with it, cooler temperatures! We will start our Fall Foliage report again soon. Take advantage of this beautiful weather to get outside and spend time with family and friends. Each week we search high and low for entertainment events we think you might be interested in. There is always something going on in the River Valley! This is not a complete list, but we like to offer you a wide selection of places to go and things to do!

Have a blessed weekend! Spend it with someone you love!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Cougar Carnival

Friday, October 12, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Center ValleyElementarySchool5401 Sr 124, Russellville,
Hosted by Center Valley Elementary School

Enjoy Frito pies, cotton candy & popcorn. Tickets and wristbands for games can be purchased ahead or at the door. Donations of candy and trinkets for game prizes are welcome and can be sent to the school. Plan to come and join in some family fun!


Fort Smith- Paw Patrol Meet & Greet

Friday,  October 12, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
HOGWILD FAMILY FUN CENTER,  3000 south 70th street Fort Smith
Hosted by HOGWILD FAMILY FUN CENTER

Meet Marshall, Chase and Skye from Paw Patrol!! This event is FREE! 

Cookies for Drake

Monday through Saturday, October 1-31, 2018

Chick-fil-A Russellville (3089 E Main St, Russellville, AR)3089 E Main St, Russellville

During October, $1 for every Chocolate Chunk Cookie purchased from Chick-fil-A Russellville will go directly to benefit Drake Maness and family. While supplies last. About the Cause: In June, Drake Maness of Pottsville was injured diving into a swimming pool, paralyzing him from the neck down. He was flown to Arkansas Children’s Hospital and taken into surgery. After six weeks at Children’s, Drake was transferred for more treatment to a hospital in Baltimore, where he took his first steps since the accident. Your support helps provide financial security for Drake and his family throughout his recovery.

Offer valid only at Chick-fil-A Russellville from October 1 - 31, 2018. Offer valid while supplies last. Closed Sundays. Ask Restaurant for details. Includes Single (1 cookie), Half Dozen (6 cookies), Small Tray (12 cookies), and Large Tray (24 cookies). All trademarks shown are the property of their respective owners.


Arkansas Connect-Russellville AR

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. through Sunday, October 14 at 10:00 a.m.
Russellville
Hosted by Relentless Worship Band

We are leading worship at Arkansas Connect!

Looking for a weekend student missions experience this fall? Connect is for students in 7th-12th grade and their student ministers/adult leaders. Coming to Russellville in October!


Connect (Weekend Mission Trip)

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 12:00 noon through Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
FBC Russellville
Cost: $25 each
Hosted by Lonoke Baptist Church

Looking for a weekend student missions experience this fall? Connect is for students in 7th-12th grade and their student ministers/adult leaders. Coming to Russellville in October!  Cost:$25 each for lodging, Saturday meals, Sunday breakfast, and program expenses.

Download the 2018 Fall Registration Packet: https://bit.ly/2KBYfUS 
Connect FAQ: https://bit.ly/2MfEqHQ 
Weekend schedule: https://bit.ly/2AY0u5I 
Packing list: https://bit.ly/2OPBOiz

This event is coordinated by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention and will be hosted at FBC Russellville!


Zombie

Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Hourglass Escape Rooms, 2606 West Main Street, Russellville
Hosted by Hourglass Escape Rooms

Zombie is coming. During the month of October only there will be a Zombie in the room with you. This room will be $15.00 per player. Zombie available at other times for groups of 4 or more by appointment only.


AFTCO Collegiate Bass Open

Friday, October 12, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. to Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, Russellville
Hosted by Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series

Join us for the first event of the Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing Series!


Junior Rodeo Event #2

Friday, October 12, 2018 from 6:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Pope County Riding Club, 605 S Knoxville Ave, Russellville,
Hosted by River Valley Junior Rodeo

Must compete in 2/3 rodeos for awards.
Membership: $25 per person, or $50 per family.
Age Groups/Fees:
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.


Collegiate Bass Fishing Open

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. through Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle, Russellville
Hosted by Fishing & Hunting Texas

Meeting will take place on Thursday, October 11, 2018.


Petit Jean 14th Annual Powered Parachute Fly-In

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. through Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Petit Jean Powered Parachute Fly-In, Petit Jean Airport (MPJ), Morrilton
Hosted by Petit Jean Powered Parachute Fly-In

Bobby Livingston started this fly-in with a few phone calls back in 2004. It was just a few pilots gathering on the mountain to fly, camp out and enjoy each others camaraderie. Over the years, the fly-in has grown and attracts both powered parachutes, airplanes and even some powered paragliders.

Sadly, Bobby passed away in 2012 but his legacy continues. We are keeping the tradition going of how Bobby ran it. It's pure and simple with no frills. He just wanted for pilots from all over come to the mountain and enjoy the spectacular Arkansas beauty. Come see old friends and make new ones!

One of the best parts about the Petit Jean fly-in is that your whole family can experience the magic of the mountain! There are tons of activities to do during the day like hiking and sightseeing. Check out the waterfalls and numerous trails that all skill levels can enjoy!

There are 5 camp sites at the end of the runway (south end) with water, picnic tables, camp fire rings, and electricity. Also there are bathrooms and hot showers. RV's are allowed on the tarmac. There is a 22.00 a night camp fee that goes to keep up the grounds


Family Fitness

Friday, October 12, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Atkins Centennial Library, 216 NE 1st ST, Atkins
Hosted by Atkins Centennial Library

We welcome people of all ages and fitness abilities to come and walk, jog, or run at the library. We will begin each session with light stretching. Wear walking shoes and comfortable clothing.


Yoga Bugs

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Atkins Centennial Library, 216 NE 1st ST, Atkins
Hosted by Atkins Centennial Library

Yoga Bugs is designed as a "mommy & me" style of yoga for beginners. We work through basic moves and have fun practicing strengthening our core.
Wear comfortable clothing to allow for standing and floor exercises.


Boom Kinetic Friday Night

Friday, October 12, 2018 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Front Street Grill, 115 S Front St, Dardanelle
Hosted by Front Street Grill and Boom Kinetic

Boom Kinetic North West Arkansas top party band is bringing the party to with them to Front Street Grill! Don't miss out on all the fun and great dance party music! Also Friday night is $1 oysters get oysters any style you like for just $1 each!

Pope County Tax Collector

Friday, October 12, 2018 through Monday, October 15, 2018
Pope County, AR, 100 W Main St, Russellville
Hosted by Pope County, AR

Tax Deadline is approaching!  Pope County Tax Collector 479-968-7016 www.popecountyar.com

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Foodstock Music Festival

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm.
Boys and Girls Club, 600 E 16th St, Russellville
Hosted by River Valley Food 4 Kids

⭐️Free admission⭐️

Great music by Jason Campbell & Morgan Road ⭐️ Free Games for Kids ⭐️ All You Can Eat Shrimp & Crawfish Boil ⭐️ Food Trucks ⭐️ Vendors ⭐️ Silent Auction & Raffle

For sponsorship or vendor information please contact [email protected]


Planetarium at the Library!

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Pope County Library System, 116 E 3rd St, Russellville
Hosted by PCLS YA and Pope County Library System

It's an experience unlike any other! Join us for a professional-grade planetarium production that explores the night's sky! Space inside the planetarium is limited so there may be a wait between groups. This is a FREE event for ALL ages! For more information contact Kristin Pearson at 479-968-4368 or email [email protected]


Huggins Family Benefit Car And Bike Show

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.
Fraternal Order of The Eagles, 3016 E 16th St, Russellville
Hosted by Anderson Industries

This is a benefit show to help raise money for Christopher Huggins and his children. His wife and son were killed in an accident where a tree limb fell on their home. The high costs of final expenses as well as finding a new home for him and his children have left them in a struggle. All proceeds will go directly to Christopher and his children. Registration will be $10 per vehicle/bike. All are welcome. There will be burgers and dogs on the grill. A bump and jump will be on site for the kids as well. Classes are for bike, truck, and car 1st-3rd place. More trophies are in progress for best of categories. No one under 21 within the back gate or inside the building by law. Come see us and show your support for a local man needing some help.


Coldwell Banker Homes For Dogs Project, Adopt-A-Pet Event

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sandy Harrison - Coldwell Banker, James R Ford & Associates, 500 W. Main St., Russellville
Hosted by Coldwell Banker James R. Ford and Associates and Sandy Harrison - Coldwell Banker, James R Ford & Associates

Coldwell Banker, James R Ford & Associates is hosting an annual Adopt-A-Pet event. Come find your new best friend!


Galla Ghost Night

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
POTTS INN Museum- (Pope County Historic Foundation) Pottsville, Arkansas, 15 2nd St, Pottsville
Hosted by POTTS INN Museum- (Pope County Historic Foundation) Pottsville, Arkansas

Tour Potts Inn by candlelight and hear ghostly tales by our PJHS students! Tours are $5 and refreshments will be available for purchase.


Dare 2 Share Live

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
My Connect Church, 1103 E L St, Russellville
Hosted by Connect 567 and 3 others

DARE 2 SHARE LIVE
1 day. 1 message. 1 hope.
Be part of a national teen movement of gospel conversations on October 13, 2018.

Dare 2 Share Live is a national, live, multi-site training and outreach event that will inspire and unleash teens to spark a movement of Gospel conversations throughout the nation. In addition to the live video stream with high energy, dynamic training from Greg Stier, Zane Black, Shane and Shane, Flame, and the Skit Guys, attendees will experience a live local worship band and a live emcee.


2018 MHC Kids' Health and Safety Fair

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Millard-Henry Clinic, 101 Skyline Dr., Russellville,
Hosted by Millard-Henry Clinic Pediatrics and 2 others

Sponsored by MHC Pediatrics, the Kids' Health and Safety Fair is great time for kids and families to enjoy food, games, prizes, and much more! The fair includes fitness sessions with Saint Mary's Wellness Fitness Center experts, flu shot clinics, and most of all, photo ops with our buddy Henry the Hound!


2018 River Valley Fall Classic

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00  p.m.
Russellville Disc Golf Course, Russellville
Hosted by Disc Golf Discount

This will be the first annual River Valley Fall Classic. We wanted to create an amatuer only event that promoted disc golf in the River Valley and wasn't focused on being manufacturer or brand loyal. Many of your favorite brands and molds will be available in your players packs and during payout! We're going to be playing two of the premier courses in Russellville. Layouts for each course will give all amatuer players a chance at a solid score. We will start with a challenging Pleasant View Course featuring tight lines and controlled shots. We will finish at a shorter, birdiefest type layout at Old Post Park DGC. We will have an awesome raffle after. We look forward to an awesome day and seeing everyone out!


Highway 124 Sat Night at Front Street Grill

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Front Street Grill, 115 S Front St, Dardanelle
Hosted by Front Street Grill

Saturday night Highway 124 will be playing your favorite country tunes! Get a 8 oz Bacon Wrapped Filet and sides for just $16.95!


Buddy Break Training at Connect Church!

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
My Connect Church, 1103 E L St, Russellville
Hosted by My Connect Church

Buddy Break is a Respite program for parents of special needs children. At Buddy Break our VIP kids and their siblings make new friends in a safe and loving environment, while their caregivers get a much needed break.

Would you like to serve as a Buddy?
AWESOME! Experience isn't necessary - We can train you. Training is Saturday, October 13th at 9am.

What does being a “Buddy” mean?
Being a “Buddy” you get the privilege to spend about 3 hours with VIP families on the second Saturday one time a month. You give families, that would not have a break otherwise, time to shop for groceries or a date with their spouse. You play an important role in these families lives. If this sounds like you would like to help out make plans to join us October 13 at 9am!


Train Depot

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Train Depot, Russellville
Hosted by Jason Campbell “Official” Music Page

At the train depot main stage Jason Campbell Solo Acoustic


Jason and Robby

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
Pavilion, Dardanelle
Hosted by Jason Campbell “Official” Music Page

On the pavilion

Neighbor's Table

Saturday, October 13, 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.


Grand Opening Celebration!

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Cline Park, Clarksville
Hosted by The Artistic Lenz

I'm so excited to announce the official Grand Opening of The Artistic Lenz!!!! Come out to the Cline Park Gazebo Oct 13th anytime from 4:00-6:00pm and receive a FREE PROFESSIONAL FAMILY PHOTO!!


Kermesse 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Danville City Park, Danville
Hosted by St. Andrew's Catholic Church

La Parroquia de San Andres les invita a nuestra Kermesse Anual 2018!!!
San Andrew’s Parish invites you to our annual Festival 2018!!!!


Professional Fall Family Photo Fundraiser

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
RiverRock Venue, 367 County Road 2342, Clarksville
Hosted by Proving Grounds Ministry and 2 others

Professional & Beautifully captured fall family photos will be taken at the new RiverRock Venue with all proceeds going to Proving Grounds Ministry "Save a Life Program." This event is limited to 12 session slots so get your tickets fast! Each slot is 15 minutes long and will include 7 edited images for only a minimum of a $30 tax deductible donation! Save your spot, update those family pictures, and support a worthy cause! Christmas will be here before you know it and even sooner the time to get those Christmas cards sent and make framed prints for grandparents!
Find out more about the "Save a Life Program" by visiting provinggroundsministries.com/about-us/

Sunday, October 14, 2018


$5 All U Can Eat Stoby's Pancakes & Sausage

Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Stoby's Russellville, 405 W Parkway Dr, Russellville
Hosted by Arkansas River Valley Cherokee Church Outreach

ARVCC is hosting this event to raise funds to finish rebuilding, and start to replenish, our food & clothing outreach center, since fire destroyed it in December. We are a nonprofit organization with no government funding, & we'd appreciate your support! We give free food & clothing to hundreds of people every month. Thank you for your attendance and donations! God bless! ARVCC, 1791 Crow Mtn. Rd., Russellville, AR 72802. (Please share our info!)


Fall Family Fellowship

Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 118 S 2nd St, Dardanelle
Hosted by First Baptist Church

Join us at 5:00 pm for a time of food, fellowship, and lots of fun.


A Book Study: Healing the Heart of Democracy

Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
All Saints' Episcopal Church Russellville AR, 501 S Phoenix Ave, Russellville
Hosted by All Saints' Episcopal Church Russellville AR and Greater Arkansas Interfaith Network - GAIN

"For those of us who want to see democracy survive and thrive—and we are legion—the heart is where everything begins: that grounded place in each of us where we can overcome fear, rediscover that we are members of one another, and embrace the conflicts that threaten democracy as openings to new life for us and for our nation." — from the “Prelude” in Parker J. Palmer’s Healing the Heart of Democracy

Join us for this four-week series on Healing the Heart of Democracy by Parker Palmer, featuring short videos as our entrance into the discussion. We will meet from 6 pm to 7:30 pm each Sunday in October at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Russellville. Co-Sponsored with the Greater Arkansas Interfaith Network


FallFest 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 10:45 a.m. to 2:00  p.m.
Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church, 77 Union Grove Rd W, Atkins
Hosted by Union Grove Free Will Baptist Church

At Union Grove, we're excited for the fall season, and we want to celebrate with you! We invite you to join us Sunday, October 14, for FallFest 2018. Come and be our guest for a morning of worship and an afternoon full of food, fun, and games for the whole family! We'll have train rides for the kids (weather permitting), softball and volleyball games, and more. Plus, a photographer will be on hand to take FREE family photos. We hope you'll join us!

Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend

Masters of the Night

Friday, October 12, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Amphitheater

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. Please bring a flashlight and don’t forget your insect repellent.

Teach a Child to Fish

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 8:00 a.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: Open Air Pavilion

Pond Hopper Nation will be hosting its second annual "Teach a Child to Fish Day." This year, Pond Hopper Nation has partnered with Cabela's Collegiate Bass Fishing, so the children who attend will get to meet some of the top College Fishing Anglers in the country! This is a free event for kids in Russellville and the surrounding area. First 100 children will receive a free fishing rod. We will meet at the open-air pavilion. Please pre-register online at http://www.pondhoppernation.com/russellville.html.

What's For Lunch?

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 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

Saturday, October 13, 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: Kid's Corner

Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitats provide homes for many creatures large and small. Join a park interpreter in the kids' corner of the visitor center as she describes some of the smaller creatures. She will also feed these creatures; so come discover the small native wonders around us..

Pioneer Play

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 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

Have you ever wondered what the children of long ago did for fun? Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center to discover what pioneer kids did to pass the time while the exploration and progress of their parents forged the culture you find here today. All ages welcome!


Sunset at the Palisades

Friday, October 12, 2018 from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110, Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Palisades Overlook

Join Park Interpreter BT to see a magnificent Petit Jean State Park autumn sunset and to learn about the planetary movement that gives us the seasons of the year. The sun will set at approximately 6:42 p.m.

Bear Cave Hike

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110, Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Bear Cave Parking Area

Join Park Interpreter BT 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.

Rock House Cave Hike

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 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

Meet Park Interpreter BT to hike to the park’s archeology site, Rock House Cave. We will view American Indian rock art. This hike is ¼-mile long and will take about 45 minutes. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring along water.

Snakes of Petit Jean

Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 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 of Mather Lodge

Join Park Interpreter BT and discover some of the snakes that inhabit Petit Jean State Park's special ecosystem. At this program, you will learn about the roles that snakes play in our environment, have a chance to discuss some snake myths, and possibly even get to see a live snake up close.


Mount Nebo State Park will host their Great Arkansas Cleanup event. Volunteers are invited to help with this litter pickup throughout Mount Nebo State Park. Meet at the small pavilion to pick up supplies the morning of the cleanup, and meet back afterwards for a lunch provided by Mount Nebo State Park.


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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