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There’s an old saying about the month of March…“in like a lion, out like a lamb.” But March in the Arkansas Delta offers great fun, from musical performances to enjoying the natural beauty the region has to offer. The Fowler Center at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro welcomes Third Coast Percussion on March 11. The …
March means many things to people, but if you’re a kid in school, it means one thing…SPRING BREAK! And this March brings fun things to do for all ages throughout the Arkansas Delta. The Foundation of Arts in Jonesboro welcomes Ramona Quimby to the stage on March 17-19. Beverly Cleary’s famous rambunctious and imaginative 3rd …
This month brings two great events for kids of all ages to enjoy in the Arkansas Delta. On February 11, the Mississippi River State Park in Marianna welcomes Raptor Rehab of Central Arkansas. The staff of Raptor Rehab will have several different raptors on-hand during a question and answer session about the feathered predators. Participants …
It may be a short month, February…but it’s not short on things to do in the Arkansas Delta! There is a quote from cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead that has been a favorite of mine for decades: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing …
The Delta Cultural Center, a museum of the Department of Arkansas Heritage  located in Helena-West Helena, is hosting a Greens, Beans and Cornbread cook-off on Jan. 28. The event takes place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the museum’s Miller Annex, located at 223 Cherry St. in the historic downtown district. Celebrity judges will …
Plato wrote “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” Music is the soundtrack of our lives. In January, two great musical performances are being offered in the Arkansas Delta. Three Dog Night dominated the …
Celebrate the start of the New Year by enjoying two classic tales, guaranteed to intrigue youngsters of all ages! Gather the kids and head to Forrest City and the EACC Fine Arts Center on Jan. 14 for a performance of The Ugly Duckling and The Tortoise and the Hare. Lightwire Theater brings both of the …
December in the Arkansas Delta is a magical time. This month brings holiday music events and beautiful light displays, all guaranteed to get everyone in the holiday spirit. The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Philip Mann, presents Home for the Holidays at the EACC Fine Arts Center in Forrest City on Dec. 3. …
The holiday season is here! Get into the spirit with these great holiday events. Hoxie hosts Dickens in the Park/Dickens Winter Wonderland on Dec. 1 at the Hoxie Service Center. Enjoy the festively decorated city park and the community Christmas parade. Check out the Dickens Winter Wonderland, which includes a performance of “A Christmas Carol,” …
On the early morning of April 27, 1865, the Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, killing nearly 1,800 of the almost 2,400 passengers onboard. Many of those were former Union soldiers, on their way home from Confederate prison camps following the end of the Civil War. The boat sank near Marion and became, …