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Upcoming Events for Arkansas

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February 8, Washington
Valentine’s Dinner
Washington State Park
Enjoy a romantic evening with someone special at William’s Tavern. A surrey ride starts at 6 p.m. with dinner and entertainment following at 7 p.m. Reservations required. Hours: 6-9 p.m. For more information and to reserve your spot, call 870-983-2684.

 February 9, Mena
Pine Cone Bird Feeders
Queen Wilhelmina State Park
Join Park Interpreter Melissa to make a pinecone bird feeder. This fun filled craft will make your backyard birds sing with delight as they chow down on their homemade birdie buffet! Hours: 4 pm-4-30 pm. Admission: Free. For more information call 479-394-2863.

 February 15, Morrilton
Hikes, Hearts, and Hugs Weekend 2019
Petit Jean State Park
Enjoy historic Mather Lodge on Petit Jean Mountain and be treated to a romantic weekend. Activities such as guided trail hikes are geared toward couples. Enjoy a Sweetheart’s Dinner at the Lodge. Contact the park for a schedule. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission: Free unless otherwise noted. For more information call 501-727-5441.

February 17, Hot Springs
Introduction to Knitting
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Learn the basic knitting skills you will need to make a lovely dishcloth to keep or give as a gift. With the skills you learn, you can knit a host of items. There will also be a discussion of online and print patterns and information to broaden your skills after class. The course instructor, Glenda Kirsch, is a long time, avid knitter whose favorite projects include making dishcloths, socks, and baby hats. All course materials are provided. Hours: 2 pm-5 pm. Admission: Members $20/Non-Members $35. Reservations required. For more information or to register, visit garvangardens.orgor call 800-366-4664.

 February 19, Fayetteville
Toad Abode Make & Take Class
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Join Adrian Leffingwell, BGO horticulturist and ceramic artist, for an evening of artistry! Whimsical as well as practical, a toad abode makes a charming addition to any garden as do the little critters dwelling inside. Toads are one of nature’s hidden jewels as they catch bugs, are eco-friendly, and are fascinating creatures to study. Join us for fun for the whole family. All materials are provided. Hours: 6-7 p.m. Registration required. Admission: Members $25/Non-Members $30. For more information or to register, visit

 February-April, Hot Springs
Daffodil & Tulip Extravaganza
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Spring brings thousands of beautiful blooms, starting with crocus, daffodils and hyacinths; followed closely by over 150,000 Dutch tulips. In addition, spring annuals, dogwoods an azaleas also bloom. Check the Garden’s Facebook page for up-to-date photos and bloom times. Hours: 9 am-6 pm. Admission: Members Free/$15 adults/$5 ages 4-12/Free ages 0-3. For more information or to register, visit garvangardens.orgor call 800-366-4664.

 March 1-3, Fayetteville
BGO Orchid Show & Sale 2019
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Welcome in the spring season with the 9th annual Orchid Show & Sale at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, co-sponsored by the Orchid Society of the Ozarks. There will be hundreds of plants in bloom to look at and to purchase. Stop by to shop the beautiful orchids and enjoy the garden while you’re here! The indoor show will feature displays of orchids from regional orchid societies and individuals, which will be judged by American Orchid Society accredited judges. For more information, visit

March 10, Fayetteville
March Succulent Make & Take Class
Botanical Garden of the Ozarks
Learn how to make new succulent planters and how to revive old ones in this fun make and take class. Potting mix and succulents provided. Participants should bring 1 shallow pot, 4-6 inches in diameter, or 2 smaller ones. Make sure your pots have drainage holes at the bottom. All participants go home with their container planted full of beautiful succulents. Registration required. 1-2 p.m. Admission: Members $55/Non-Members $60. For more information or to register, visit

 March 20, Paris
Wildflowers Off The Point
Mount Magazine State Park
The northern slope op Mount Magazine is lush and has a wide variety of wildflowers not found in many areas of the park. Search for Dutchman’s breeches, jack-in-the-pulpit, fire pinks, Larkspur, and others. Hours: 10 am-11 pm. Admission: Free. For more information call 479-963-8502.

 March 22, Pocahontas
Venomous, Poisonous, and Toxic, Oh My! Dangerous Creatures of Arkansas
Davidsonville Historic State Park
They’ve got fangs, fuzzy feelers, slimy skin, and they give us the creeps! Come learn about the dangerous creatures that call Arkansas home, and why they should be respected but not feared.  We’ll talk snakes, spiders, ticks, scorpions, and more as we uncover the differences between poisonous and venomous, untangle the truth about snakes, and even dive into the waters and talk about freshwater jellyfish. Bring a chair and get ready to talk about everything creepy, crawly, and cool. Hours: 7:30 pm-8 pm. Admission: Free. For more information call 870-892-4708.

 March 23, Hot Springs
Celebrate Spring Day
Garvan Woodland Gardens
Join us as we celebrate color in the Gardens! Kid booths with special color activities – rainbow in a bag, rock painting, and color-surprise potions – 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Flossie’s Food Truck the Chipmunk Cafe will be available to grab a bite to eat until 3 p.m. A Beer Garden opens at 11 a.m. at the Pavilion. We can’t wait to celebrate color with everyone! Admission: members free/$15 adults/$5 ages 4-12/Free ages 0-3. For more information, visit garvangardens.orgor call 800-366-4664.

March 23, Mountain Home
Spring Garden Seminar "Developing an Ozark Green Thumb”
First United Methodist Church Fellowship Center
The featured speaker will be Doug Tallamy, author ofBringing Nature Home: How you can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants. Cost is $30 and included lunch. For more information on other speakers and to register, visit

March 23, Wynne
Kids’ Campfire Cooking
Village Creek State Park
Cooking over a campfire is part of the fun of camping. Join the park interpreter to learn how to make your own treats over the open fire, and then enjoy eating your creations! Hours: 1 pm-3 pm. Admission: $3. For more information call 870-238-9406.


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