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List of events for December at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

List of events for December at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Sunday, December 1

  • Fall hayride and campfire

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Jostle, bounce, and laugh your way across the fields and through the woods on a guided hayride with a warm campfire, stories, hot chocolate and marshmallows. Advance payment and registration is required. For more information contact Park Interpreters Maryanne Stansbury (maryanne.stansbury@arkansas.gov) or Richard Spilman(richard.spilman@arkansas.gov).

Meeting place: field by Highway 300 and Pinnacle Valley Road
Admission:$12 adults, $6 children (ages 6-12)

Wednesday, December 4

Who's up for a scavenger hunt??

Who's up for a scavenger hunt??

JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – Jacksonville Parks and Recreation will host a scavenger hunt soon!

According to a spokesperson for the department, the scavenger hunt will happen Sat., Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stonewall Park on 100 Berkshire Drive.

All ages are welcome, and food and admission are free.

For more information, visit www.cityofjacksonville.net/parks.

Arkansas Mycological Society to host Mushroom Mania Workshop

Arkansas Mycological Society to host Mushroom Mania Workshop

Join field mycologist Jay Justice and other members of the Arkansas Mycological Society for a day of immersion to macrofungi, the largest members of the fifth kingdom. 

The day events include interpretive hikes to observe mushrooms and fungi, opportunities to consume wild mushroom soup, and lectures on edible and poisonous mushrooms.

This will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Pinnacle Mountain State Park.

Contact the park for more information.

Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: $15 adults; 17and younger free

Home School Program at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Home School Program at Pinnacle Mountain State Park

Join Park Interpreter Richard (richard.spilman@arkansas.gov) for a home school class geared toward children grades 3rd- 6th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Themes of the classes will be based on earth and life science topics, often taking the students outside to explore the natural environment. The topic for this week will be astronomy.

Pre-registration is required.  20 students will be the maximum for a class. 

To register, please call Maryanne Stansbury at (501) 367-0408- leave a message and you will be added on.  A confirmation return call will secure your spot.

Meeting place: Visitor Center
Admission: Free

Highway 10 (Cantrell Road) will have lane closures for bridge painting

Highway 10 (Cantrell Road) will have lane closures for bridge painting

LITTLE ROCK (AHTD) - Bridge painting on Highway 10 (Cantrell Road) in Little Rock will require a lane closure, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) officials.

The work will be performed on the Marsh Arch Bridge. It’s the arched bridge located between Chester Street and Dillard’s corporate headquarters in Little Rock. The work will require closing the westbound outside lane of Cantrell Road near the bridge.

The closures will be Monday, October 28th through Thursday, October 31st, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each day, weather permitting.  Traffic will be controlled using cones and warning signs. 

Outdoor Expo offers life-long opportunities

Outdoor Expo offers life-long opportunities

LITTLE ROCK (AGFC) – Arkansas students will learn about nature, wildlife and conservation at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Youth Outdoor Expo, Oct. 29-30, at Lake Sylvia Recreation Area.

Fifth-graders from several counties in central Arkansas will experience the outdoors and outdoor skills in the Ouachita National Forest, about 30 miles west of Little Rock.

Events start at 8:45 a.m. and run until 2:15 p.m. each day. Stations feature instructors who teach about biology, archery, BB guns, fishing and many other topics. The biology station, for instance, focuses on scientific management of wildlife. Groups of students stop at each station for 45 minutes.

Keep Arkansas Beautiful Poster Competition Winners at Thea

Keep Arkansas Beautiful Poster Competition Winners at Thea

Keep Arkansas Beautiful (KAB)’s Poster Competition is held in conjunction with the Great American Cleanup to involve statewide elementary school students in the Cleanup effort, and to educate the public about the importance of a clean and beautiful community to economic development, civic pride and environmental quality of life.  The competition’s winners, including students in grades K - 5, will be exhibited in Thea’s gallery from May 13 to 17.  More information at www.keeparkansasbeautiful.com.

Thea will host KAB’s Poster Competition Winners as well as Mary Ann Stafford’s ongoing The Argenta Project during this upcoming Argenta ArtWalk on Friday, May 17, 5 to 8pm.  Visitors can peruse the art while enjoying yummy hors d’oeuvres and drinks from the open wine and cheese bar.