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July activities at Dardanelle

July activities at Dardanelle

Tuesdays and Saturdays at 1:30 pm – What’s for Lunch? – See our aquarium exhibit! We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff, as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, just what do those fish eat for lunch?

Saturdays 1:45 p.m. – Critter Crunch – Lake Dardanelle’s diverse habitats provide homes for many creatures large and small. Join a park interpreter in the kid’s corner of the visitor center as she tells you about some of the smaller creatures. She will also be feeding these creatures; so come discover the small native wonders we have around us.

 

Friday, July 1

3p.m.

Celebrate July 4 for free

Celebrate July 4 for free

The City of Russellville and The Journey will present Freedom Fest and the fireworks display at Pleasant View Park on July 4, 2011.  Events begin at 4:00pm with the fireworks display at 9:15pm.  Events include music, kids’ activities and inflatable games.  Admission is free.

Arkansas Tech's Barnes, Huggins win College BASS Super Regional

Arkansas Tech's Barnes, Huggins win College BASS Super Regional

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. -- Dustin Huggins and Evan Barnes of Arkansas Tech University are the 2011 Mercury College BASS West Super Regional champions.

The two-man team reeled in 31 pounds, 15 ounces worth of fish over the course of the two-day event at Lake Dardanelle in Russellville on Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3.

Huggins and Barnes took a commanding day one lead by weighing in with 16 pounds and three ounces.

Miss Arkansas Pageant offers free tickets to students

Miss Arkansas Pageant offers free tickets to students

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. –  The Miss Arkansas Scholarship Pageant is proud to announce that there will be free tickets for students available at this year’s pageant.  On Wednesday and Thursday, July 13 and 14, Junior High and High School spirit squads are invited to attend the Preliminary competition free!    Spirit squad members must wear their uniform / team gear in order to receive complimentary admission. 

On Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16, fraternity and sorority members will be able to watch the final night of preliminary competition and the crowning night for free as well!  Greek members are asked to wear their letters or pin in order to gain complimentary admission. 

For both groups, there will be a table set up outside the Convention Center, on the Embassy Suites side near the box office.  Spirit Squad members and Greeks are asked to check in between 6:30 p.m.

Leadership Russellville to graduate 2011 class

Leadership Russellville to graduate 2011 class

RUSSELVILLE, Ark. - The Leadership Russellville Class of 2010-11 will graduate Friday, June 3 at 12:00 noon, during the June First Friday Luncheon at Chambers Cafeteria.  This year’s class will unveil their community projects and the Leader of the Year will be announced.  A program of the Chamber, Leadership Russellville is designed to identify, educate and motivate potential leaders to become involved in the future of our community.

The program began with a two day retreat in October 2010.  The informal setting of the retreat established the network for future working relationships among the participants.  Through monthly sessions, tours, discussions and group projects, the participants are challenged to increase their awareness of community needs.  In the process, individuals gain insights and perspectives which prove essential when they assume additional responsibilities in community leadership.  Additionally, social awareness, learned l

Events at Lake Dardanelle

Events at Lake Dardanelle

Sunday, June 12

11a.m. – Game Scene Investigation: G.S.I.  – When you walk around in nature and you see a track, do you take the track at face value as just a foot print, or do you look around to see what the big picture holds? Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center and see what you can determine about the game scene in the area.

2p.m. – Nature’s Edibles – Ever wonder what there is in the forest to eat. What did Native Americans eat as they traveled through and settled this area? There were no traditional grocery stores for them to go to; they did however have the nature's grocery store.  Meet a park interpreter at the amphitheater and she will introduce you to some of nature’s edible treats.

4 p.m. – Native American Games –This area historically was inhabited by Native Americans. They settled this area before the removal.

Calling all models

Calling all models

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- It's that time of year again! Little Rock Fashion Week is just around the corner, and prospective models are coming from all corners of the state for their chance to walk the walk at the big event.

The LRFW 2011 Model Search is May 21-22 at Moody Chapel AME Church (5630 Mabelvale Pike) in Little Rock. THV's Lauren Clark is one of the judges for the event, and she sat down for a chat with Executive Director Brandon Campbell about what to expect at the audition.

If you would like to audition to be a part of Little Rock Fashion Week, applications and instructions are available on their website.