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One of the best times for hiking in Arkansas is March, when winter heads into spring. With the leaves off the trees and buds of spring just starting to show, you can see for miles and view vantage points before they are covered up by trees in full bloom. Mild Arkansas weather provides great hiking temperatures this time of …
It’s cold outside, which means it’s a perfect time to head to an Arkansas cave. The beauty about our caves is that most of them run an average of around 58 degrees year round. In the summer, they feel cool in temperature, while in the winter they feel warm to visitors. So, if you’re stir …
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 …
Centuries before Europeans arrived in America, natives were living in natural stone shelters in the Ozarks. Just think what it would have been like to live in a stone shelter during the winter. While Arkansas does usually have mild seasons in general, American Indians would have been glad for the firewood they could gather in …
Wintertime is eagle-watching season, and January brings events and opportunities to go eagle-spotting in Central Arkansas! The main attraction this month is Petit Jean State Park‘s annual Eagle Awareness Weekend, which takes place Saturday and Sunday January 14-15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We talked to park interpreter BT Jones, who outlined some of the …
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,” …
In a galaxy not so far away, one can get their Star Wars fix in Hot Springs. The Galaxy Connection, which showcases owner Jon Clowers personal collection of vintage Star Wars toys and memorabilia, has recently moved to a prime location downtown at 626 Central Avenue. The store serves as both a gift shop and …
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 …
What better way to get in the holiday spirit than to hear caroling resounding through Blanchard Springs Caverns? While the limestone cavern is beautiful to look at with astonishing cave formations, it also has excellent sound qualities. Musicians and vocalists perform favorite old-time Christmas songs during this annual Caroling in the Caverns event, which takes …