Posts by Author: Zoie Clift

Looking for an adventure to do over Father’s Day weekend? Cossatot River State Park-Natural Area in Wickes is hosting a Weekend Adventure Tour June 17-18. The venture begins Saturday at noon at Cossatot River State Park Natural Area at the Visitor Center. Participants are being asked to pack three bags: one day pack with personal …
Guides from Ouachita Outdoor Outfitters in Hot Springs will be presenting an introductory Fly Fishing 101 class at Garvan Woodland Gardens on June 17.  Those interested will learn the basics of the craft and will practice the mechanics of casting a fly rod in surrounding Lake Hamilton. Rods are provided, but participants can bring their …
Holly Springs Homestead is a Century Farm located in the heart of the Ouachitas in Mena. The homestead has been farmed by the Alston family since 1897. Today 5th generation Luke Alston and his wife Deedee, along with their sons Ryan and Drey raise chickens, Angus cattle and grow a variety of fruits and vegetables …
Illusionist Maxwell Blade is a well known fixture of the Hot Springs entertainment scene. Many have caught one of his shows at  Maxwell Blade’s Theatre of Magic, the theater he owned at 121 Central Avenue.  Starting this summer, the new venue and location to catch his performances will be down the street at the historic …
The 2nd annual Tesla Fest is taking place July 8 at Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs. The event celebrates the birth of inventor Nikola Tesla, who was an an important influence in modern science and technology. The event will be an entire day devoted to the science of Tesla, who is often regarded as …
The lineup for this year’s Summer Concert Series, three free outdoor concerts held in downtown El Dorado, has been released. The concerts are set to take place after the Showdown at Sunset performances on the last Saturday of June, July and August. The event recreates the 1902 shootout that led to a bitter feud between …
The Hot Springs Music Festival, which runs from June 4-17 this year, brings together over 100 international musicians each June to Hot Springs. For two weeks these musicians present over 20 concerts and 250 open rehearsals at various venues in town for music lovers to enjoy. The festival, which has been taking place in town …
This year’s USA Triathlon (USAT) Off-Road National Championships takes place in Arkadelphia June 4. The race entails a 1.5 km swim, 19.5-mile mountain bike section, and 6.2-mile trail run. It is also an opportunity for racers to qualify for the 2018 ITU Cross Tri World Championships. “If you are looking for clean and clear water …
The Arkansas Humanities Council has chosen six host sites throughout Arkansas for a Smithsonian Institution project that highlights the importance of sports in America and their positive impact on hometown communities. The project is called ‘Hometown Teams, How Sports Shape America’, and participating towns are given the task of developing exhibits that showcase the stories …