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Beat the Winter Blues This Weekend


It is still cold here in Arkansas, but don’t let that get you down. There is plenty to do to help you beat the winter blues! This weekend features a chance to be amazed by performers at the circus that is taking place in Pine Bluff or take your family out to Hogwild’s Conway or Fort Smith location to meet their favorite superhero. If you are in the mood to learn something new, try your hand at soap or skin care products made from beeswax.

Garden Bros Circus (Pine Bluff)

The Garden Bros Circus will be at Pine Bluff this weekend. The performances will include three rings with breathtaking special effects featuring motorcycle daredevils in the sky, horse riders and six motorsports riders in the Globe of Death! Be prepared to be amazed by Chinese acrobats, trapeze artists, tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, clowns and more.

Venue: Pine Bluff Convention Center
Date: February 15th
Time: 4:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Admission: Varies
Contact: Click Here

The Shirelles (Forrest City)

Don’t miss all the great hits performed live by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees and America’s Original Dream Girls, the Shirelles, starring original and founding member, Beverly Lee. Their long string of hits, including “Soldier Boy,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “Dedicated To The One I Love,” “Mama Said,” and so many others, have been recorded by hundreds of artists including the Beatles, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton & The Yardbirds, the Mamas & the Papas, Bernadette Peters and Smokey Robinson. Named one of the 100 best acts of all time by Rolling Stone in 2004, the Shirelles topped the Billboard Hot 100 with “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.”

Venue: EACC Fine Arts Center
Date: February 17th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $39
Contact: Click Here

Beeswax Skincare Workshop (Des Arc)

Beeswax is for more than just candles. Learn more about beeswax and natural skincare as you melt and pour your own lip balm, salve and fixing wax.

Venue: Lower White River Museum State Park
Date: February 17th
Time: 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $25 (The cost covers your supplies)
Contact: 870-256-3711

Superhero Day at Hogwild Family Fun Center (Conway and Fort Smith)

Come out to meet Wonder Woman during a special appearance at Hogwild Family Fun Center! Eat delicious pizza and snacks, play games and attractions and meet your favorite superhero! Wear your superhero best and bring your camera for photo ops!! No admission fee. Call or stop by for more info.

Venue: Hogwild Family Fun Center ( Conway and Fort Smith Location)
Date: February 17th
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Contact: Click Here for Conway, Click Here for Fort Smith

Stemulate The Environment 5k (Jonesboro)

The STEM Academy is hosting the first ever STEMULATE the Environment 5K to raise money for environmental projects to benefit the community, students and the environment.

Venue: Jonesboro High School
Date: February 17th
Time: 8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Admission: Adult $25, Youth $20
Contact: Click Here

Frontier Days at the Hill of Five Trails (Washington)

The frontier spirit still lives on the Southwest Trail! Experience frontier life and learn what it took to survive as an early Arkansas settler. Join staff as they introduce visitors to a way of life that was rustic and challenging. Demonstrations from many aspects of pioneer life will be presented.

Venue: Historic Washington State Park
Date: February 17th
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Admission: $9 adults, $5 children ages 6-12
Contact: Click Here

Soap Making Workshop (Scott)

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own soap at home, but don’t know where to start? If so, this class is for you. Head to the Plantation Agriculture Museum for this hands-on workshop and learn the basics of soap making. There is a fee to cover supplies and space is limited.

Venue: Plantation Agriculture Museum
Date: February 17th
Time: 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $25 (The cost covers all of your supplies.)
Contact: 501-961-1409

Arkansas Razorback Basketball

Razorbacks vs. Texas A&M

Venue: Bud Walton Arena
Date: February 17th
Time: 3:00 p.m.

Lady Razorbacks vs. LSU

Venue: Bud Walton Arena
Date: February 18th
Time: 2:00 p.m.

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There's a lot to celebrate in Arkansas. It's unique. Southern. Delightfully eccentric. Which is why we love every nook, cranny, cave and corner. In fact, some of our favorite things can't be found anywhere else. They're only in Arkansas. So we love them even more. The attractions we visit, the food we crave, the festivals we attend, the mountains we hike, the rivers we float, the stories we tell and the company we keep – it all adds up to one incredible state. And that familiar, meandering silhouette? Looks like home to us.

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