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8 Events Around Arkansas this Weekend – February 4 – 7


Watch the eagles soar, eat some oysters, or a delicious meal with a group of hunters and their kids, garner inspiration for your garden or explore faith through tattoos. There’s so much to do and celebrate February 4 – 7, 2016 in Arkansas! Get out there and enjoy the Natural State.

McGehee Oyster Supper by Kat Robinson

McGehee Oyster Supper

On the first Friday in February, the southeast Arkansas town of McGehee gathers for an annual ritual. Folks head out to the McGehee Men’s Club Community Center for fried and raw oysters and all the fixings at the annual McGehee Oyster Supper. Read more here on OnlyinArk.

A Winter Handmade Affair

A Winter Handmade Affair – Springdale

Come out for a midwinter gathering featuring beautifully handmade goods made by local artisans. You’ll find a variety of items to give to your beloved as a handmade, heartfelt Valentine’s Day gift or just treat yourself!

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
Ozark Montessori Academy
301 S. Holcomb, Springdale, AR 72763
Admission: Free
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Beast Feast – Conway

Over 2500 men and boys will gather on February 6 in Conway for a fun event where they will have a chance to win prizes, visit the booths in the expo center, eat a great meal and be challenged with God’s Word.

For more information and to buy tickets online visit the Beast Feast website.

Eagle photo by Annette Rowe

Photo by Annette Rowe

Eagle Tour – Russellville

Lake Dardanelle State Park is proud to offer free winter lake cruises for the best chance of seeing our national symbol, the Bald Eagle. Many other spectacular birds will be in the area for viewing including American White Pelicans, ducks and Snow Geese. Please dress warmly as temperatures and winds are more severe on the lake. In an effort to accommodate as many people as possible for our tours we will be taking reservations. Call the visitor center at (479) 967-5516 to reserve your seat. Begin boarding 15 minutes before the tour, at the boat dock near the Tournament Weigh-In Facility. These tours are weather dependent.

Friday, February 5, 2016, 12-1 p.m.
Lake Dardanelle State Park
100 State Park Drive
Russellville, AR  72802
Admission: Free
Lake Dardanelle State Park 

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28th Annual Home and Garden Seminar & Show – Pine Bluff

Ever wanted to be a “chicken wrangler?”  Are you a Bromeliad or Orchid fan? Got sick plants? Do you have gardening questions? Find the answers and get a taste of spring as we “Swing into Gardening.”  The 28th Annual Home and Garden Seminar & Show will be a two-day event packed with information, education and fun.  There will be many exhibits, children’s activities, door prizes, raffles and more! Admission is free.

Friday, February 5, 2016, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. & Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pine Bluff Convention Center
One Convention Center Plaza
Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Admission: Free
Pine Bluff Convention Center

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The Fantasticks – Searcy

Center on the Square presents The Fantasticks. You don’t want to miss this funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic.  The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that “without a hurt, the heart is hollow.” Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online or at Center on the Square box office.

Friday, February 05, 2016 & Saturday, February 06, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Center on the Square219 W. Arch Avenue
219 W. Arch Avenue
Searcy, AR 72143
Admission: $18
Center on the Square


SoNA Presents Valentines Pops Concert – Fayetteville

The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) continues its 2016 Season with the Valentines Pops concert Saturday, Feb. 6 at Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall, under the baton of acclaimed SoNA Music Director Paul Haas. Entitled “The American Songbook,” this concert features America’s beloved popular musical output from the first half of the last century, with a generous helping of songs about love. Featuring guest jazz vocalist, Genine LaTrice Perez. Visit www.sonamusic.org for ticketing information and complete season lineup.

Saturday, February 06, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Walton Arts Center’s Baum Walker Hall
495 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Admission: $28, $39, $50
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Faithmarks Collage


Faithmarks: A Photo Art Show – Conway

Faithmarks is a photographic gallery show exploring the intersection of spirituality and the art of tattoos. The show will be held at The Morgan House, the community gathering center of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, from Feb. 7 – Feb. 18.  Faithmarks is not just an art show, it is also an experience that is meant to take each visitor on their own spiritual journey. Visitors may engage in conversation inspired by the unique blend of reverence and art represented through photography, fostering a wider understanding of the ways in which faith is expressed.  To learn more about gallery hours, tours for your church, school or community group please visit http://stpetersconway.org/faithmarks/.

Sunday, February 7- Thursday, February 18, 2016
The Morgan House
1926 Prince Street
Conway, AR 72034
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 

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Jeanetta Darley is an artist, blogger, and sometimes homesteader. A native Arkansan, she creates art and writes about the day to day victories & failures with family, farming, gardening, cooking & life in general at jeanettadarley.com.

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