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

Mountain Eclipse

View the solar eclipse from the Mount Magazine State Park Lodge between 1 and 1:30 next Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

At that time the moon will pass between us and the sun, creating a shadow that will travel across the United States. Ninety percent of the sun will be hidden during this peak period as it passes over Mount Magazine. Experience this eerie midday dimming with assistance from park interpreters on the back patio of the lodge.

Admission is free. For more information, contact (479) 963-8502, or

Navy Band

The U.S. Navy Band – Cruisers will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, at the Alma Performing Arts Center. The show is free but tickets are required and you may reserve tickets by calling 479-632-2129.

As the U.S. Navy’s premier contemporary entertainment ensemble, the Cruisers feature eight of the Navy’s most dynamic performers. The group takes its name from the Navy’s versatile, flexible, multi-missioned ship — the Cruiser – and the band lives up to their namesake by having the capabilities of playing genres of music ranging from jazz and standards, rhythm and blues, classic rock, adult contemporary and pop as well as original material.

The Alma PAC is located at 103 East Main Street in Alma. The show is presented by the Alma Education and Arts Foundation.

Open Mic

Share your talent at Dog Ear Books in Russellville. Or just listen to other people’s talent as an open mic is extended to singers, musicians, poets, comedians, magicians, and many others.

Dog Ear Books is located at 301 West Main Street in Russellville.

Bonus Idea: 80s Hair Metal

Dokken, a 1980s hair metal band, will be appearing at the Cherokee Casino’s Lee Creek Tavern in Roland, Okla., for a free concert from 9 p.m. to midnight on Saturday.

The group is known for its soundtrack work on the third installment of Nightmare on Elm Street and was the middle of five acts on Van Halen’s Monsters of Rock tour.