Here are a few of the things going on in the South Logan County or surrounding area in the coming days.


It’s spring, and the Mount Magazine State Park’s trails are in need of some maintenance so visitors may fully enjoy their outdoor experience. You can help. Volunteers will team up to repair and improve several sections of park trails.

To get in on the action to show your appreciation for the park and its hiking facilities, meet at the Visitor’s Center at 9 a.m. on Saturday. The work is scheduled through noon.

What Did Your Dog Say?

The Todd Oliver and His Talking Dogs Show will be making a stop at the Van Buren Fine Arts Center on April 15.

A VBHS Project Graduation fundraiser, the event promises to be fun filled experience for all ages as Oliver is an America’s Got Talent artist, and appears regularly in Branson, Mo. as well as a his tour schedule.

Tickets for the show are $15 and can be purchased at

Library Week

In celebration of National Library Week (April 9-15) stop by and see local artist Daniel Freeman is action as he does a live painting in the Pope County Library in Russellville from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13. The library is located at 116 East Third Street in Russellville.

Freeman will be donating the painting to the library.

(Bonus) Music Overdose

They eat, sleep and breath Poison music and they are looking forward to tear it up at Gilley’s Pocola! Poison Overdose is a Poison tribute band that will will take you back to those wild, outrageous, hair-slingin’ times.

The band explodes, with the fury and attitude of that Poison melt down. State-of-the art sound system, confetti cannons and the clouds of scented fog rolling over the vibrating stage will bring the unforgettable experience to Gilley’s - Pocola on Friday, April 14. This free show starts at 9:30.

The following night on the Gilley’s stage will be Vegas McGraw (Adam D. Tucker) a Tim McGraw tribute act. This free show starts at 9:30 on Saturday, April 15.