Come for the falafel, stay for the philanthropy

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“We’ve totally redefined our lamb booth for 2016,” says Jamie Groat, a parishioner of Little Rock’s Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, home to the International Greek Food Festival, which takes place May 20-22 at the church. This year, the fest’s 32nd,

New visitors center opens at Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home on May 21

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On May 21, Historic Dyess Colony: Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess celebrates the grand opening of a new visitors center in the former colony theatre and pop shop. The event begins at 10:30 a.m. at 110 Center Dr. in

Davidsonville Historic State Park opens new visitors center on May 20

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Davidsonville Historic State Park in Pocahontas hosts a dedication of the park’s new visitors center on Friday, May 20, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to attend the ceremony and visit the new facility. In addition, the park

Hot Springs site of monument for first fallen National Park Service ranger

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As part of the Centennial of the National Park Service, special programs at Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs have been held throughout the year to honor the anniversary year. Plans had also been in the works this year

Meet Mayor Jeff Owyoung of McGehee

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The World War II Japanese American Internement Museum in McGehee tells the story of what could be considered one of the lesser known aspects of history in the Arkansas Delta. Jeff Owyoung, now mayor of McGehee, was involved with the

“Listen local” to Legends in Argenta

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The word “concert” doesn’t quite convey what Susie Cowan, executive director of Legends of Arkansas, and her team have planned for this coming Saturday, May 14. Think of Legends in Argenta—an offshoot of the Legends of Arkansas festival coming up on

Art meets science in Little Rock summer camps

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There’s a reason the words “arts and sciences” appear together so often and that the phrase has such a nice ring to it—art and science are compatible disciplines because they’re more alike than they are different. Both employ exploration and

Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails in Mena

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Among the many prime ATV riding destinations in Arkansas is one of the most popular in the nation, the Wolf Pen Gap ATV Trails in Mena. Wolf Pen Gap was the first trail system built specifically for four wheelers in

Marianna hosts Arts in the Park on May 21

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Arkansas Delta native Marion Deaton will perform at this year’s Arts in the Park, scheduled for May 21 in Marianna’s historic downtown. The event, being held in the community’s downtown square, is free and open to the public. The concert

Lineup for Natural State Chautauqua annouced

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Pam Beasley, superintendent of the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover, has sent details of the upcoming Natural State Chautauqua taking place next month on June 2-4. The theme this go around is “Adventure is Worthwhile” and will feature the