Category archives: Out & About

See Eagles and More at Popular DeGray Festival

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism For 39 years, January at DeGray Lake Resort State Park in Bismarck has been the scene of a special weekend dedicated to special bird: the American bald eagle. "Eagles Et Cetera is one of, if not the, longest running eagle conservation event in the state," said David Armstrong, Park[...]

American Spiritual Ensemble to Perform Warfield Concert

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The Warfield Concert Series kicks off 2018 with the prestigious American Spiritual Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 at Lily Peter Auditorium on the campus of Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, 1000 Campus Drive in Helena, Arkansas. Composed of some of the finest classically trained singers in the United States, the mission of[...]

Plan Ahead For Fun in the New Year

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Katherine Stewart, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism If the news of Riverfest's ceasing operations after its 40th season in 2017 punched a hole in your spring planning, never fear, because the Museum of Discovery announced in late November that it would be taking over Springfest, Riverfest's smaller, family-focused counterpart. This [...]

Bladesmithing Has Deep Roots in Arkansas

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism The popularity of the History Channel’s Forged in Fire series shows that interest is high in learning about the historic craft of bladesmithing. Arkansas has many connections to the art form and the state is home to many talented bladesmiths, some of whom have been showcased and won compe[...]

Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic Opens at the Malco

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Illusionist Maxwell Blade is a well-known personality of Hot Springs and many have caught one of his shows over the years at the Maxwell Blade Theatre of Magic. December 8 marks the grand opening of a new venue to catch these shows at: the historic Malco Theatre at 817 Central Avenue. Bla[...]

Four Family Hiking Ideas for Winter

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas offers great winter weather for outdoor activities. Mild temperatures make hiking a great choice for warming up in cooler weather while also enjoying nature. The leafless trees of the season provide vantage points for sightseeing that are covered up when leaves deck the branch[...]

Fort Smith Celebrates 200th Birthday

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Jill Rohrbach, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Fort Smith has extra cause to celebrate on Christmas Day with the kickoff of its year-long bicentennial celebration. The initial event is set for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 25 at the Fort Smith National Historic Site, located at 301 Parker Ave. Re-enactors will portray the landing of [...]

Weekend Plans: Pajama Run, Gift of the Magi and More

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Thursday Go! Running, is a celebratory Hot Chocolate Pajama Run from 6 to 8 p.m. Be merry with an evening of running and holiday cheer. There are several options: you can run or walk 2, 3, 4 or 5.5 miles. Wear your best winter holiday pajamas! Meet at Go! Running – 1819 N. Grant St. in Little Rock. Ongoing through (Sunday) Christmas Eve The Arkansas Reper[...]