This Weekend in the Arkansas Delta

Happy Thursday, blog readers! The weather has been beautiful this week and we expect the same this weekend!

If you’re looking for something fun to do, check out these events going on in the Arkansas Delta!

Travel to a magical land with a blonde-haired girl, a family of bears and a young lady with a red cape as the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgartpresents the Arkansas Children’s Theatre’s Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood on April 14. The performance features the classic stories of the fairytale characters in a humorous, musical event. Tickets are $13 for adults and $9 for children. Log on to or phone 870-673-4201 for performance information.

Learn to make beautiful works of art from gourds when the Lower White River Museum State Park in Des Arc offers a Beginner Gourd Workshop on April 14. Participants learn to decorate and shape the versatile and unusual gourd. The $10 fee includes gourds, materials and instructions. Contact the park at 870-256-3711 for details.

Cooking an entire meal outdoors is a wonderful way to make memories with your family. Crowley’s Ridge State Park in Paragould hosts a Dutch Oven Basics Workshop on April 14. Participants learn the history of the cookware, how to take care of the oven, and how to make a variety of recipes in the cast iron crock. The $15 fee includes a meal and a Dutch oven booklet. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the park at 870-573-6751.

Dr. Dig-It returns to Hampson Archeological Museum State Park in Wilson for Digging History on April 14. Participants learn how archeology helps recover the stories of the past, and join in a short “dig” to see methods used and how the story of the past is discovered. This workshop is suitable for all ages. To learn more, contact the park at 870-655-8622.

Kids of all ages are welcome at Lake Poinsett State Park in Harrisburg for Kids and Horses on April 14. Spend the day horseback riding and munching on fresh-popped kettle corn. Park personnel will hand-lead rides for the youngsters in the park’s playground area. Helmets are required and provided by staff. The cost is $3. More information can be obtained by contacting the park at 870-578-2064.
Wherever you go and whatever you do…be safe! Have a great weekend!
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