September 14, 2017

Melodies and Memories this Weekend

Fall is in the air! It’s that time of year when we just can’t wait to get outside and enjoy all the natural beauty of Arkansas. This weekend you can fill your ears with jazz, Beatles’ melodies, and other music legends from around the state. Or, keep an eye out for the hawks, learn about how local sports teams shaped our nation, and find some wonderful treasures at a vintage market. There’s plenty to see and do this weekend in The Natural State, Only in Arkansas.

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America – Helena-West Helena

The Delta Cultural Center and the surrounding community has been expressly chosen by the Arkansas Humanities Council to host “Hometown Teams,” as part of the Museum on Main Street program—a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations. “Hometown Teams,” will capture the stories that unfold on the neighborhood fields and courts, and the underdog heroics, larger-than-life legends, fierce rivalries and gut-wrenching defeats.
September 9, 2017 – October 21, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
DCC Visitors Center
141 Cherry St.
Helena-West Helena, AR 72342
Admission: Free

Hawk Watch – Paris

Many birds of prey migrate southward over Mount Magazine in September. Watch from high cliffs of Cameron Bluff as hawks, falcons, and even eagles fly by, sometimes at eye level. Help identify and tally them as they pass over the only official hawk watching site in Arkansas.
September 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Mount Magazine State Park
Third parking area on Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive
Paris, AR 72855
Admission: Free

Jazz Eureka

Jazz Eureka is a weekend of great music. Join us for the Crescent Lawn Party on Thursday night. Free concerts in Basin Park include Block Street Hot Club, Fourscore, Charged Particles featuring Paul McCandless and the Richard Bruton Quartet. Enjoy a cabaret evening of Jazz at The Upstairs featuring Veronica Swift.
September 14, 2017 – September 16, 2017
Basin Spring Park & The Upstairs
Eureka Springs, AR 72632

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Two days to celebrate Sgt. Pepper and The Lonely Hearts Club Summer of Fun, with Beatles authors and artists symposium, live music with The Liverpool Legends, Rockin’ Wings at the Ridge Cook-Off, The Argenta Collection of rare Beatles photographs, games, inflatables in Octopus Garden, over 100 vendors, arts & crafts, and food.
September 15, 2017 – September 16, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Downtown Walnut Ridge
511 W. Main St.
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5th Annual Legends of Arkansas – North Little Rock

Join us for the 5th annual all-Arkansas music and art festival, Legends of Arkansas 2017. This is an all-day, family-friendly, event with all local art/craft booths, food trucks, interactive workshops, competitive games, grassroots nonprofits, kids interactive art projects, and fantastic live music. All proceeds benefit to The Van.
September 16, 2017, 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
North Shore Riverwalk Park
50 Riverfront Dr.
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Admission: $5 adults, ages 12 and under free

Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market – Little Rock

Bella Rustina is a vintage market with antiques, vintage, upcycled/repurposed antiques and vintage, as well as vintage-inspired handmade items. The Bella Rustina Modern Vintage Market will fill the concourse area of War Memorial Stadium with 220+ booths (125+ exhibitors from 8+ states).
October 13-15, 2017
War Memorial Stadium
1 Stadium Dr
Little Rock, AR 72205
Admission: Friday, October 13, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with $8 admission that’s good all weekend. Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday’s admission is $5 per adult and $1 per child that’s 12 and under.

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

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