Here are a few of the things going on in or a short distance from South Logan County in the coming days.
Summer Youth Color Night
Booneville Southside Baptist’s Upper Room Student Ministries is hosting its first summer youth event of 2018. There will be games, music and food. And there will be opportunity to pie the youth minister in the face. Students in grades 7-12 are welcome.
Organizers suggest those attending wear a white shirt and clothes that you aren’t afraid to get color on, and sunglasses.
The 77th annunal Johnson County Peach Festival will be held July 19-21 in Clarksville.
The festival has peaches, homemade crafts, a terrapin race, a bicycle obstacle course, a peach pit spitting contest, a peach eating contest, a fishing derby, parade, a horseshoe pitching tournament and more.
The venue for the event is the Johnson County Courth House Square, located at 215 West Main Street. Hours for the festival are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
See the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JohnsonCountyPeachFestival/ for daily schedules.
An additional event is the cardboard regatta sponsored by the Johnson County 4-H. The seventh annual race at Spadra Creek featuring cardboard boats will be held Saturday, July 21st at 8 a.m. If you have questions please contact the Johnson County Extension Office 479-754-2240. Rules, Registration forms, and boat building basic PowerPoint is available at the Extension Office as well.
See A Play
The Fort Smith Little Theatre, located at 401 North 6th Street, will present My Fair Lady starting Thursday night.
Prepare to be thoroughly entertained by the classic musical My Fair Lady, which opens July 19 at the Fort Smith Little Theatre. The show features direction by Valerie Valentine and music direction by George Mann. The performances will feature familiar songs like ‘I Could Have Danced All Night,’ ‘On the Street Where You Live,’ and ‘Get Me to the Church On Time.’
Based on the George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady opened on Broadway in 1956 featuring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews. The 1964 film adaptation starred Harrison and Audrey Hepburn. The film went on to win multiple Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor (Harrison) and Best Director (George Cukor). A successful revival of the musical is currently playing on Broadway.
My Fair Lady opens with a gala performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19. Additional evening performances are Friday and Saturday, July 20-21; Wednesday through Saturday, July 25-28; and Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 2-4. There will be two Sunday matinees, July 22 and July 29. Tickets for the gala are $30; all other performances are $15. Reservations for season ticket holders will open Saturday, July 7; reservations for the general public began July 12. Call 479-783-2966 (Extension 2), for reservations.
Art on the Border
The Classic Charitable Foundation invites you to join them at their annual charity art sale “Art on the Border.” The event presents a large collection of strong and emerging artists and artisans of various styles and mediums, with proceeds helping our community.
Art on the Border offers a gallery of top regional artists coming together to raise funding for local charities in the community. This is an annual event and charities are chosen each year.