Friday, June 19, 2009

Hot Springs

ceiling in Fordyce bathhouse

I will be in Hot Springs next week. Hot Springs is one of our favorite getaways. Not too far, not too expensive! This trip is a family trip but Hot Springs is a good couple's destination also.

Hot Springs Visitor's Information
1884 Wildwood Bed & Breakfast Inn
The Arlington Resort Hotel and Spa
Magic Springs and Crystal Falls-amusement and water park

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bored? A little something for the kids


Toy Up-Every Thursday Toy Up will host Fundays for kids 3-9 at 10:30 a.m. Participants will take home a cool craft. For info: 228-0400

Summer Reading Club-various events at local libraries.

Saturday Afternoon Fun at the Main Library-Join the library staff for a different activity each Saturday at 3 p.m. For info: 918-3050. FREE!

Rave Motion Pictures presents its free movie film festival. Watch "Surf's Up" at 10 a.m. June 23 and 24. For info: 687-0687.

Up for a road trip? These events are a little further out of the way:

Family Fun Day, Historic Washington State Park, Washington, AR 6/20
Spend the day having fun the 19th Century way at Historic Washington State Park from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Childrens games, town ball, candle dipping and many other interactive demonstration will fill the day. Bring a picinc lunch or eat at Williams' Tavern. Special demonstration and outdoor activities are free. Buliding tours are available at regular price. See Web site for more information, For info: 870-983-2625.

Summer Solstice, Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park 6/20
From 3-8:30 p.m., celebrate the arrival of summer with an array of outdoor activities for the whole family. Try your hand at using primitive style weapons and learn a game played by American Indian tribes. Create and take home a pinch pot, arrowhead necklace and other native style crafts. Beginning at 6 p.m., the resident archeologist will provide a presentation on the alignment of the mounds with the summer solstice sunset. Following at 7 p.m., there will be a special guided sunset tour of the prehistoric mound site. The evening will end with the observation of the sunset over Mound B. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children. For info: 961-9442.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

June 12-14 events

2nd Friday Art Night
June 12, 2009
5 PM - 8 PM

Participating Galleries
- Arkansas Studies Institute
- Hearne Fine Art

- Historic Arkansas Museum
- Norton Arts

- River Market ArtSpace
- The Arts Scene

2nd Friday Art Night highlights the cultural opportunities downtown and in the River Market District. It is a unique gallery walk which includes the state's only historical museum with gallery space devoted to local artists, a public library that oversees and curates retail and exhibition galleries, and private galleries.

Cruisin' in the Rock
June 12, 2009
6 PM - 9 PM
River Market Pavilions and Riverfront Park

See the coolest cars in Arkansas at "Cruisin' in the Rock." These monthly cruise-ins feature muscle cars, street rods, classic cars, trucks and motorcycles from across Central Arkansas. Participants and spectators will enjoy great classic rock n' roll music, have a chance to win prizes, and reminisce over these awesome vehicles!

Farmers' Market
June 13, 2009
7 AM - 3 PM
River Market Pavilions

Open Tuesday and Saturday, May through October. For additional information, call 501-375-2552 or visit River Market.

June 13, 2009
Runway on the River
7 PM - 11:30 PM
River Market, East Pavilion

Tickets: $15.00-$25.00.

Spring & Summer fashion show.
For more information, call 501-993-5435.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wed 6/3

What: Movies In the Park is showing Ferris Bueller's Day Off
When: Wednesdays at sundown
Where: Riverfest Amphitheatre of Riverfront Park
Cost: free

June 3 - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
June 10 - The Princess Bride
June 17 - Batman Begins
June 24 - Shrek the Third
July 1 - When Harry Met Sally
July 8 - The Bourne Supremacy
July 15 - Curious George
July 22 - Juno
July 29 - The People's Choice

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