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

Solitaire Search

Townsend’s solitaires are birds normally found in the Rocky Mountains. However, they can sometimes be found on Mount Magazine. Meet at the first parking area on Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive at 10 a.m. on Dec. 24, as we try to find some and other wintering birds. Binoculars will be available.

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

Fort Smith Birthday Celebration

From 2 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 25 you can see reenactors portray the landing of settlers at Belle Point on the Fort Smith Historic Site. Following the reenactment, there will be a reception hosted by the Fort Smith Museum of History.

Gingerbread House Competition

Come to HOPE Campus, located at 301 South E Street in Fort Smith and enjoy an evening of fun festivities from 7 to 8:30 on Dec. 21.

A string quartet courtesy of the Fort Smith Symphony will be on site to perform holiday music for guests and contestants. The winner will be determined by celebrity judges including Fort Smith Mayor, Sandy Sanders, and Fort Smith Symphony Director, John Jeter.

The event is free to spectators and open to the public. The entry deadline was announced as Dec. 18. For more information, call (479)-668-4764, extension 12.

Christmas Tree Forest

A forest of over 250 Christmas trees has been created on the way to the Christ of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs.

Experience Christmas through Jan. 1 with a by donation drive-through light display with lights on from dark through 8 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays. Let’s celebrate the Light of the World.

During the day, you can experience the Holy Land, museums, and backstage tour. Advanced reservations required.