May 11, 2017

A Weekend with Mom

Celebrate Mom this weekend by taking her to one of these great events around the state! Enjoy an evening out at a museum, listen to a concert, or pig out on some really great BBQ. And if Mom loves the great outdoors there’s plenty of adventures to be had in The Natural State this weekend.

Un-Gala: An Outrageous Night at the Museum – Bentonville

Where else but The Scott Family Amazeum does a night out offer the chance to float above the treetops, walk on water, witness a famous TV scientist do outrageous experiments with fire, all while enjoying sophisticated versions of upscale carnival food? Experience all of this and much more, but remember— sneakers and casual clothes required! We’re super serious about our play. Visit www.amazeum.org to reserve tickets for you and your most adventurous adult friends!
May 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Scott Family Amazeum
1009 Museum Way
Bentonville, AR 72712
Admission: $100
www.amazeum.org

Landers Ford Mud Daze 2017 – Alexander

Mud. Music. Fun. Enjoy Maddie & Tae in concert Friday night and Tyler Farr Saturday night. Bring your ATVS for mud bogging, hill climbing fun. Vendors, live music, paintball, tug-o-war Games, etc. Camping available.
May 12, 2017 – May 14, 2017
Carter Off-Road Park
7498 Anderson St.
Alexander, AR 72002
Admission: Presale $40 plus tax; $50 at gate; ages under 10 free
www.carteroffroadpark.com

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America – Fordyce

The Smithsonian visits Arkansas with their Museum on Main Street program. Hometown Teams captures the stories of trials and triumphs of the American sports experiences with interactive exhibits to entertain and educate.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, April 21, 2017 – June 3, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dallas County Sports Museum
200 N. Main St.
Fordyce, AR 71742
Admission: Free
dallascountymuseum.org

Arkansas Heritage Day – Morrilton

May is Arkansas Heritage Month, and you are invited to discover the state’s rich heritage in Arkansas’s first state Park. From Native American Indian life to the era of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Petit Jean State Park is a place rich with the influence of the past. Contact the park for a schedule.
May 13, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Petit Jean State Park
Various Sites Parkwide
Morrilton, AR 72110
Admission: Free
http://www.petitjeanstatepark.com

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Mother’s Day Adventure Tour – Wickes

Join park interpreters for a weekend overnight adventure on the pristine Cossatot River. These adventures may include kayaking, backpacking, fishing, hiking, camping, Dutch oven cooking, and snorkeling. For more information or to register contact the park. Adventures depend on the weather and river water levels. Registration fee includes all gear rentals, food, and guides. Reservations are required by calling (870) 385-2201.
May 13, 2017 – May 14, 2017, 12:00 a.m.
Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area
Visitor Center
Wickes, AR 71973
Admission: $95 per person
870-385-2201

Hummingbird Special – Paris

Each year, the return of hummingbirds is eagerly awaited at Mount Magazine State Park. Marvel at these acrobatic pollinators during this family-friendly, nature-themed celebration with hummingbird banding by experts, garden tours, and a station called “Hummingbird Haven,” featuring make and take crafts, concluded with a free concert by Still on the Hill (check out our article about the history of the band). The hummingbird special is designed to enhance your enjoyment of hummingbirds and educate about pollinator importance.
May 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Mount Magazine State Park
The Lodge at Mount Magazine
Paris, AR 72855
Admission: Free
http://www.MountMagazineStatePark.com

The 13th Annual BUZZ B-Q – North Little Rock

Buzz B-Q has become one of the premier BBQ events in Central Arkansas with the featured BBQ contest including Pro-Joes and Average Joes. In 2016 Buzz B-Q hosted 90 teams and over 3,000 turned out to sample and vote on the best BBQ in the area! This year a grand champion is crowned in each division to see who is really king (or queen) of the BBQ! Be sure to join in the fun! The 13th annual BUZZ BBQ, hosted by KABZ 103.7 The Buzz and presented by Doublebee’s.
May 13, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Downtown Riverside R.V. Park
50 Riverfront Dr.
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Admission: $10, free ages 12 and under
http://buzzbq.com

11th Annual Mother’s Day Bell Choir Concert – Hot Springs

The Ringers of Hope bell choir from Amity performs their touring season finale. There will be a special section just for kids. Bring the family and treat mom to beautiful music in a magnificent setting.
May 14, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Garvan Woodland Gardens
550 Arkridge Rd.
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Admission: Free
Phone: 870-342-6210

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Jeanetta Darley

Arkansas Women Blogger member Jeanetta Darley is an artist, blogger, and sometimes homesteader. A native Arkansan, she creates art and writes about the day to day victories & failures with family, farming, gardening, cooking & life in general at www.jeanettadarley.com.

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