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Fun Filled Variety this Weekend – April 9 – 10


There are events for every area of interest this weekend, April 9 – 10.  Enjoy the tulips or Driving Miss Daisy, dance along with homesteading help and celebrating the Jewish heritage across the state.  Get out and enjoy Arkansas!

Garvan Gardens Tulips

Garvan Woodland Gardens Tulip Extravaganza – Hot Springs

150,000 vibrant bulbs put on their show. Before the tulips begin blooming, fragrant hyacinths and daffodils bloom. Following the tulip bloom, hundreds of red, pink, violet, and white azaleas and thousands of delicate dogwood blossoms bloom.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 – Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Garvan Gardens
550 Arkridge Road
Hot Springs, AR 71913
Admission: $15 adults, $5 ages 6-12, free ages 0-5.

Driving Miss Daisy The Weekend Theater

Driving Miss Daisy – Little Rock

The place is the Deep South, 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement, where Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp- tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two learns that she must rely on the services of a chauffeur, a thoughtful, unemployed black man.

Friday, April 1, 2016 – Sunday, April 17, 2016
Sunday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Weekend Theater
1001 W. 7th St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
Admission: $16 adults, $12 students/seniors

Driving Miss Daisy


Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago – Fayetteville

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago is among the most original forces in contemporary dance, demonstrating fluency in a wide range of techniques and forms with a deep comprehension of abstract artistry and emotional nuance. Highly acclaimed for its exuberant and innovative repertoire, the company performs works by masterful American and international choreographers – including the prolific Alejandro Cerrudo, who made his Walton Arts Center debut in 2015 partnering with Wendy Whelan. With 18 artists hailing from five countries, the ensemble exudes virtuosity and versatility. Help us welcome this celebrated dance company back to Northwest Arkansas to enrich, engage and transform lives through the experience of dance.

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Baum Walker Hall
495 W. Dickson St.
Fayetteville, AR AR

South Arkansas Homesteading Conference

South Arkansas Homesteading Conference – Rison

Providing practical skills and useful Information about developing a self-sufficient, sustainable lifestyle in an urban, suburban or rural setting. Sessions cover gardening, beekeeping, needlecraft, herbs, backyard poultry and small-scale livestock.

Saturday, April 9, 2016:, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Pioneer Village
200 Yaney Drive
Rison, AR 71665
Admission: adults $5, youth (ages 7-17) $3, children (age 6 & Under) free

Jewish Food and Cultural Festival

Jewish Food and Cultural Festival – Little Rock

The 2016 Jewish Food and Cultural Festival includes traditional Jewish foods such as old fashioned corned beef sandwiches, lox, bagels and cream cheese, kosher hot dogs, rugelach and more wonderful Jewish delicacies. Want a traditional Israeli meal of falafel and Israeli salad? Then the 2016 Jewish Food and Cultural Festival is the place to be. The Jewish Food and Cultural Festival will also feature cultural and religious booths that will showcase various aspects of Jewish life from Arkansas to ancient Israel. Learn about Jewish holidays and life cycle customs and enjoy an exciting kid’s area with plenty of activities from face painting to a whole area for jumping activities. Entertainment throughout the day will include contemporary and traditional Jewish music.

Sunday, April 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
War Memorial Stadium
1 Stadium Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72205
Admission: Free


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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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