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Finish February with a Bang – Events for February 25 – 28, 2016


Fire up the cannons for some Shakespeare in the park or discover the science behind a wine and chocolate pairing. Get some new ideas for your garden and experience the voices of the abolitionist movement this weekend around The Natural State.

Voices of the abollitionist movement

Parkview’s Black History Program – Little Rock

For Black History Month, Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School partnered with the Clinton Center in hosting an event that celebrates voices of the Abolitionist Movement from Frederick Douglass to Sojourner Truth. This event is FREE and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. Seating is limited – See more at:

Thursday, February 25, 2016
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Clinton Presidential Center
1200 President Clinton Ave
Little Rock, AR


Science after Dark Wine and Chocolate at the Museum of Discovery

Science After Dark: Wine & Chocolate – Little Rock

Explore fermentation, the science of making chocolate and discover the process of pairing the two!

This monthly event, held the last Thursday of the month, is for the grown-ups. Why? Because, science is fun…at any age! Science After Dark provides visitors the opportunity to have fun and learn about science in a unique setting. Museum educators pick a science-related topic and build an entertaining, interactive evening around it. You never know what will sprout, pop, fizzle, or glow. We invite you to discover the science of having fun.

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 6-9pm
Museum of Discovery
500 President Clinton Ave, Ste 150
Little Rock, Arkansas
Admission: $5
Museum of Discovery

Bring cash for beer from Stone’s Throw Brewing and beer, cocktails and pizza from Damgoode Pies River Market. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend.

Arkansas Flower and Garden Show

25th Annual Arkansas Flower & Garden Show – Little Rock

The Arkansas Flower & Garden Show is a fun and educational celebration of gardening and beautification in Arkansas. Visitors get an early taste of spring and take home dozens of great ideas for their own homes and gardens. Enjoy one-stop shopping for your landscape and get gardening advice and information that is specific to Arkansas. Attractions include live indoor display gardens, incredible floral displays, more than 100 vendors of garden-related items, educational gardening seminars, hands-on children’s workshops, and more.

Friday, February 26, 2016 – Sunday, February 28, 2016
Statehouse Convention Center
101 E. Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Admission: $10 single day, $15 3-day pass, ages 12 and under free

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Artwork by Holly Tilley

8th Annual Delta Visual Arts Show

The 8th Annual Delta Visual Arts Show will feature over 180 artists from Arkansas and surrounding states. Come see some of the best artists in the south exhibit and sell paintings, sculptures, photography, jewelry, woodworking and much more! You’ll have fun and spend a great day in downtown Newport, Arkansas!

Saturday February 27, 2016
10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Newport Business Resource Center

201 Hazel Street
Newport, AR


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Hot Springs Boat, Tackle, and RV Show

The Annual Hot Springs Boat, Tackle and RV Show is the largest in Arkansas and will feature hundreds of the latest Boats to view and board including bass boats, pontoon boats, deck boats, ski boats, wakeboard boats and personal watercraft plus the latest in Recreational Vehicles. The show also includes many exhibitors offering the newest in marine accessories, fishing tackle, RV accessories, Boating equipment, docks and more.

Hot Springs Convention Center
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Admission: Adults $5.00
Children (12 and under): FREE


“Shakespeare in the Park” Performances and Workshops – Historic Washington

Enjoy an evening performance of Shakespeare in the Park. On Friday, February 26, enjoy the famous tragedy Julies Caesar. On Saturday, February 27, enjoy the famous history play Henry V. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-show performance at 7 p.m. in the 1940 WPA Gym. Four workshops on Shakespeare performance are provided throughout the day on Saturday, January 27.

Friday, February 26, 2016 – Saturday, February 27, 2016
7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Historic Washington State Park
1940 WPA Gym
Washington, AR
Admission: $10 adults, $5 children ages 6-12


Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park

Cannon Firing Demonstrations – Prairie Grove

See the smoke, hear the boom, smell black powder burning, and feel the Civil War experience come to life. Presented by volunteer re-enactors.

Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park
Park Grounds
Prairie Grove, AR

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