Here are a few of the things going on in the South Logan County or surrounding area in the coming days.
Springtime In Paris
The Eiffel Tower Park Square will be the site of Springtime In Paris on April 1 featuring bounce around, a petting zoo, crafts, pony rides, life entertainment and food vendors.
Set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the slate of events includes a chicken drop with a $500 payout, special guests the Paw Patrols Cause and Ninja Turtle Leonardo. There will also be a $750 pageant for ages 0-19.
Wine Country Bike Ride
Ride through scenic hilly Arkansas Wine Country along the Arkansas River Valley while supporting Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Choose from 17-, 35- or 80-mile, or 100K or 100-mile tours which all begin and end at Post Familie Winery in Altus.
The 100- and 80-mile, and 100k routes cross the Arkansas River over the Scranton Bridge to Paris and back over the Ozark bridge finishing by going up Saint Mary’s Mountain from the north to the winery. The event is sponsored by AR River Valley Circle of Friends for Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Bicycle helmets are required by all riders. The course will close at 3 p.m., and after that cyclists will be on their own. Services provided will include sag wagon, stocked rest stations, and emergency services. Post-ride brunch will be available at the Post Familie Winery to every participant. All proceeds benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Registration begins at 7 a.m., April 1 and the price is $50.
The 100 mile tour begins at 8 a.m. sharp followed by the 80 & 100k at 9; then 35 and 17 milers out at 9:30.
Email direct to firstname.lastname@example.org for route pdf, hotel & camping info. When you arrive in Altus, please park your vehicle in the empty lot across from the Winery. Signs will be posted.
This is the first leg of the new Arkansas Charity Challenge so check it out and learn more at www.facebook.com/ArkansasCharityChallenge.
Western Arkansas Ballet brings the iconic classical ballet, Giselle, to the stage at the ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center, 55 South 7th Street in Fort Smith, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. and April 2 at 2:30 p.m.Giselle features a cast of 55 talented dancers.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children and students through university, purchase student ticket and present university id with ticket at the door. Purchase tickets online at www.waballet.org, at the WAB Studio, 4701 Grand Avenue, Fort Smith or at the ArcBest PAC Box Office two hours prior to each show.
Bonus Idea (Literary Festival)
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith will host the Southern Literary Festival from March 30 and April 1 on campus, an event offering workshops, readings, and master classes in a wide variety of genres to undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the region, in addition to readings from nationally-acclaimed authors that are open to the public.
Highlighting the festival are eight authors who will serve as guest speakers. Speakers include Geffrey Davis, author of “Revising the Storm,” which won the A. Poulin Poetry Prize. Events are planned from 4:30 to 7 p.m., on Thursday; 915 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday’ and 10 to 11:30 a.m. o Saturday.
For more information about the festival, contact Westcamp at 479-788-7533 or email@example.com or Gerard at 479-788-7560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.