Here are a few of the things going on in, or a short distance from South Logan County in the coming days.
Fort Smith Legend Exhibit
Two hundred years in the making, 2018 will mark the bicentennial of one of the oldest cities in the country, Fort Smith. To help celebrate this historic event, the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum (RAM) has organized an exhibition by Fort Smith legend and native, John Bell, Jr. (1937-2013).
Bell was an acclaimed American painter and sculptor whose career spanned nearly 50 years. His memories and influences of western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma are the topics reflected in most of his works. Bell had a keen appreciation for the beauty of the state and the character of its people.
This dynamic exhibit will showcase works by John Bell, Jr. that reside in private collections across our region, brought together to honor this truly unique artist and his works, that literally painted our local history.
An opening reception will be held Jan. 4, 5 to 7 p.m. It is free for members, $5 for nonmembers. The exhibit will continue through April 22.
Old School Dance Class
Hosted by Shining Stars Dance School and Good Samaritan Clinic the latest in a series of dance classes will be offered on Jan. 5 at the Good Samaritan Clinic, located at 615 North B Street in Fort Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lawrence will be instructing the 1920’s style dance lessons. The cost is $5 per person, per lesson and can be paid for at the door. Couples, singles, and groups welcome.
Casino Country I
Relive 30 years of country music memories with Restless Heart. All five original members of the group who brought you many top hits including: “I’ll Still Be Loving You” “The Bluest Eyes In Texas” “Why Does It Have To Be Wrong Or Right” “That Rock Won’t Roll” “Wheels” “A Tender Lie” “When She Cries” “Tell Me What You Dream,” will be appearing at Gilley’s in the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Roland, Okla., at 9:30 p.m., Jan. 6.
The show is free and is brought to you by Table Games. Attendees must be at least 21.
Casino Country II
Come kick off the new year with Darryl Worley live on the Lee Creek Tavern stage inside the Cherokee Casino and Hotel Roland, Okla.
The show starts at 8 p.m., on Jan. 5.