Arkansas Delta

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 …
The holiday season is upon us and with it, comes a chance to spend quality time with family and friends. Traditionally held the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday marks the start of the holiday shopping spree, with sales taking place at many major retailers. However, for those on the lookout for other options to embark …
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, …
Young creatives, take note! Submissions for the Arkansas Arts Center‘s 56th Young Arkansas Artists exhibition will open Dec. 1, which means you’ve got one month to gather your best works—or create some new ones. The juried show is open to all Arkansas students in grades K-12, including those currently being homeschooled. There are no restrictions …