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Start the New Year off right by enjoying some great events around The Natural State. Celebrate the culinary differences of North Little Rock all month long. Was your New Year’s Resolution to be more creative? Then you will want to check out the Artist’s Garage Sale. Set out on a cruise to see the eagles or snap a photo of the visiting trumpeter swans. Or get a history lesson and dinner with a true murder trial reenactment. Enjoy all this weekend only in Arkansas.
Take advantage of amazing deals, free prizes and, of course, awesome food during the month of January. So get out, try a restaurant you’ve never tried before and mark one thing off your New Year’s Resolution list!
January 1, 2017 – January 31, 2017
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Artists’ Garage Sale incorporates almost anything related to art: canvas, sketch pads, pencils, pens, paints, framing materials, or whatever you might need to create art of any variety. There will also be completed artwork for sale in lots of different media at garage sale prices.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, January 4, 2017 – January 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mena Art Gallery
607 Mena Street
Mena, AR 71953
Join Pinnacle Mountain State Park interpreters for a cruise on Lake Maumelle to seek wintering bald eagles. We often see several eagles and migratory waterfowl. Dress in layers for extremely cold and windy lake weather. Advance payment is required.
January 7, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Pinnacle Mountain State Park
Jolly Rogers Marina
Little Rock, AR 72223
Admission: $15 adults, $8 children ages 6-12
Justice is served and you are the jury. After enjoying an evening meal at Williams’ Tavern Restaurant, guests will proceed to the 1836 Courthouse. There they will take part in a living history drama where they judge the guilt or innocence of a man accused of murder. The drama is based upon an actual 1844 trial that took place in the same courtroom. Dress casual or wear your favorite 19th-century costume. Reservations are required. Space is limited to a minimum of 30, a maximum of 60 with a 36-hour cancellation deadline.
January 7, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Williams’ Tavern Restaurant
Washington, AR 71862
Admission: $25 adults, $20 children under 14
A wintering population of trumpeter swans descends on Magness Lake every November. It is a scientific mystery why more than 100 of these birds flock to Heber Springs from their mid-western homes, but their arrival makes for an exciting birding experience. To view the swans, drive east on Hwy 110 from its intersection with Hwy 5 and Hwy 25 just east of Heber Springs. Go 3.9 miles from the intersection, turn left on paved Hays Road; the road sign is very small. Magness Lake is about a half-mile down Hays Road. Check out our full article on the swans of Magness Lake.
November 26, 2016 – February 1, 2017
Magness Lake on Hays Road
Heber Springs, AR 72543
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