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December's Top 10 Things to Do

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Here are ten awesome things for you and your family to do all across Arkansas this month!   1. ‘Caroling in the Caverns’ Mountain View Through Dec. 20: The drive to Mountain View is well worth the beautiful sounds of Christmas carols echoing through Blanchard Springs Caverns. Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday before Christmas at 2:30, 4:30, 6 and[...]

Planting a Family Garden of Gratefulness

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This is the time of year that I love to watch the leaves race down the driveway like a group of excited children running to see a new attraction. I feel grateful to live in a part of the world where we get to enjoy four seasons. Each season holds its own gifts. Years ago, during the busy fall preparations for the holidays, I found myself becoming frazzled an[...]

The Roads Less-Traveled: Not as Well Known Scenic Drives for Arkansas Fall Foliage Viewing

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Kerry Kraus, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Arkansas has been blessed with more than its share of beautiful vistas any time of the year, but autumn is a showcase season for The Natural State. Every color associated with fall – candy apple red, lime green, pumpkin orange, sunshine yellow, brassy bronze – is on display, usually from[...]

November's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. ‘Park’s Pants’ Little Rock Through Nov. 22: “Park’s Pants” is an exhibit featuring works by Nancy Nolan, one of Arkansas’ best-known photographers, and filmmaker Dave Anderson. For 20 years, Nolan has taken photographs of her prematurely born son Park in the same pair of his father’s jeans, recording his “physical, emotional and intellectual evolution[...]

Help Heal Bullying — Start at Home

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As a mother, I am always seeking new ways to encourage my family in this busy world. I discovered that two of my children were being bullied, though they told me they were “fine.” Research shows that over 60 percent of kids who experience bullying never confide in anyone. Where do we start to gain our children’s trust to confide in us when they experience ch[...]

October's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. Dan Steinhilber: Artist-in-Residence Conway Through Oct. 23: Enjoy the work of sculptor Dan Steinhilber, whose work was recently exhibited in Washington, D.C. He brings his outstanding talent to the University of Central Arkansas with exhibits inside — “Primary Developments” — and out with a public art installation titled “Dark Matter.” (501) 450-579[...]

Lake Ouachita State Park Celebrates 60 Years

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Zoie Clift, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism This year marks the 60th anniversary of Lake Ouachita State Park in Mountain Pine. “The idea of celebrating the 60 years is really to attract attention to all three of the parks that were brought on at the same time, Daisy, Bull Shoals and Ouachita,” said Lee Howard, park superinte[...]

September's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. ‘Amadeus’ Fayetteville Through Sept. 20: The Studio Theater of Walton Arts Center is the site of this presentation of the five-time, Tony-award winning play “Amadeus,” which was adapted into an Oscar-award winning film. Watch the drama as composer Antonio Salieri schemes to discredit the foul-mouthed, former child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. “Ama[...]

August's Top 10 Things to Do

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1. Super Summer Saturdays Little Rock Aug. 1: The entire family will enjoy the fun while celebrating the Clinton Presidential Center’s current exhibit, “Dinosaurs Around the World.” The free, educational activities include digging for dinosaurs, creating fossils and building your own dinosaur. Admission is free, and the event takes place from 10 a.m. to [...]