March 23, 2017

Spring into the weekend

Celebrate the beginning of spring and close out Spring Break with some amazing spring events around the state. Our State Parks have great offerings this week, so you don’t want to miss one near you. It’s a great time to visit Heifer Ranch or enjoy a kite festival. There’s music and musicals, food trucks, and a tractor auction for charity. Let’s enjoy the Spring!

Spring Break at Arkansas State Parks

Our wonderful Arkansas State Parks are offering events and programs all week long for you and the kids this Spring Break. Find a park near you and check out their schedule at https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/

3rd Annual Spring Break Week @ Heifer Ranch – Perryville

Spring Break is the perfect time to visit Heifer Ranch! Special activities are available for all ages – crafts, gardening, environmental activities, hiking through the cultural sites in the Global Village, and petting a variety of livestock including goat kids and baby lambs. Lunch is available for purchase.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, March 20, 2017 – March 25, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Heifer Ranch
55 Heifer Road
Perryville, AR 72126
Admission: Free
www.heifer.org/ranch

Arkansas Symphony Quapaw Quartet – Pine Bluff

Founded as the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra’s resident string quartet, the Quapaw Quartet provides musical and educational entertainment to thousands of music lovers each year. Current Quartet members are Eric Hayward, violin; Meredith Maddox Hicks, violin; Ryan Mooney, viola; and Ethan Young, cello. The event is sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council and Friends of the Arts. A reception will follow the performance.
Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, March 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
701 S. Main St.
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Admission: $10
http://www.asc701.org/

27th Annual Art with an Altitude Kite Festival – Eureka Springs

Enjoy high-flying fun for the family! Bring your own kite or make one on-site with the experts at KaleidoKites of Eureka Springs. Enjoy food vendors, contests, music and fun activities for parents and children alike. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Kite Festival! Refuge tour: $20 adults; $15 teens; $10 seniors, ages 4-12, and veterans; free ages 3 and under.
March 25, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge
239 Turpentine Creek Ln.
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
Admission: Free
www.turpentinecreek.org

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Dress up in your most glamorous attire, pour a spot of tea, and join us for the most elegant musical ever. Nancy and her pals Wanda, Rhonda, Bree, and Lionel are thrilled to be dancing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” Nancy is positive – (that’s fancy for 100% sure) – that she will be cast as the mermaid. When another girl gets the role, Nancy is stuck playing a dull, dreary tree. But she learns that anyone and anything can be fancy. All it takes is a dash of imagination.
Sundays, Saturdays, March 10, 2017 – April 2, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre
501 E. 9th St.
Little Rock, AR 72202
Admission: $10 members, $12.50 non-members
arkansasartscenter.org

Munchin’ on Main – Morrilton

Main Street Morrilton is proud to present “Munchin’ on Main Street” — a city market, kids activities, and live music, on Saturday, March 25 in downtown Morrilton. Local food truck owners will set up on Railroad Avenue adjacent to the Morrilton Depot Museum to compete in the “Food Truck Face-Off.” Trucks will be open for lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and for dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., or while supplies last.
March 25, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
212 E. Railroad Ave.
Morrilton, AR 72110
Admission: Free
http://www.mainstreetmorrilton.org/

Survivor Tractor Auction – Fayetteville

The Survivor is a fully restored vintage tractor dedicated to raising funds for cancer research. Every year, the tractor has been auctioned to a new buyer, with 100% of the funds going to various cancer charities. This year, New Holland brought Survivor back home to begin a new journey of giving. Contact Williams Tractor for more information.
March 29, 2017
Williams Tractor
2501 N Shiloh Dr
Fayetteville, AR 72704
Phone: 479-442-8284
http://survivortractor.com/

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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