Reenacting the Battle of Helena

The Delta Cultural Center in Helena-West Helena marks the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Helena on March 13-15. The three-day event includes a reenactment of the 1863 Civil War battle that took place in the river town. The Delta

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs

Turpentine Creek is one of the very few USDA-licensed facilities for large carnivores in the U.S.  It rescues neglected or unwanted big cats and provides them with a safe home in a caring environment on a 450-acre ranch. Each of

In Charge of a Group? Lead Them to Loco Ropes

If you’ve read my blog before, you know I’m a big fan of Loco Ropes, a treetop ropes course adventure, located at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. The crazy fun comes in challenging yourself on three ropes

Beat Winter Blues with Flower and Home Shows in Central Arkansas

Are the winter doldrums starting to wear on your nerves? Well, perk up because two central Arkansas events will put everyone in “springtime” mode. The 24th annual Arkansas Flower and Garden Show brings the hope, color, and aroma of spring.

February Brings Great Performances to the Arkansas Delta

February may be the month of “love,” but in the Arkansas Delta this month it also means great music and performing arts. On Feb. 13, the Fowler Center on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro presents Ryan and

Find Romance on the Water and in the Woods

Roses and chocolates seem to epitomize the Valentine’s Day celebration, but there are plenty of other ways to show your significant other that you care. Arkansas State Parks offer some wonderful ways to celebrate. Visit historic Mather Lodge on Petit

Turtle Cove Spa in Mount Ida Among Top Spas of America

Turtle Cove Spa at Mountain Harbor Resort in Mount Ida has made the Top 100 Spas of 2014 list from Spas of America. The spa has received this recognition for the last five years and has been in the Top

Travel Back in Time in January

Travel “back in time” to a simpler life, before you could run to the local market or shop and buy any item you might need. This January, several Arkansas State Parks are offering workshops and classes that allow participants to

Overnight Bicycle Ride

Strap on your bike helmet to enjoy a two-day ride on Saturday, Jan. 17, through Sunday, Jan. 18, from Greers Ferry to Mountain View. The Overnight Bicycle Ride is an annual event organized by the Arkansas Bicycle Club. The group

Live Racing and More Gaming at Oaklawn

UPDATE: Please note that opening day at Oaklawn has been postponed to January 15 due to weather conditions.     January marks the start of the live race season at Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs. Oaklawn, located at