Here are a few of the things going on in, or a short distance from, South Logan County in the coming days.
Day For Kids
The Boys & Girls Club of South Logan County will be hosting its annual “Day for Kids” on Saturday, Sept. 8.
Organized games for the event include three-legged races, sack races, wheel barrow races, and water balloon doge ball.
Entertainment stations will include, art, bubble blower painting; STEM, exploding baggies; tattoo, temporary tattoos for kids; and inflatables.
Refreshments will include snow cones, popcorn and hot dogs.
On Sun, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. in Fort Smith’s Creekmore Park · learn how to juggle from one of the Sacred Somatics Circus jugglers, Andre Bob. Bring three balls or beanbags, even balled up socks will work if that’s all you got. Leave the eggs at home.
If you have never tried juggling before, this is your chance. This workshop is framework for learning the basic cascade of juggling. We will start with a basic warm up, then move into basic patterns with only two, then move up to three. Soon you will be juggling three of all kinds of things, maybe even eggs.
The workshop cost is $20.
Temple Live Anniversary
Temple Live, located at 200 North 11st Street in Fort Smith will celebrate is one-year anniversary with a benefit for the Hope Humane Society with Insider: Tom Petty Tribute band on Saturday, Sept. 8. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the show, plus fees and taxes. To order advance tickets visit https://www.ticketfly.com/
This is an all ages event.
Join Marty Haggard, the oldest son of the legendary Merle Haggard, as he shares some of the greatest country music ever written and recorded. Marty will share stories of the past, growing up by his dad’s side while he was writing and recording these timeless, classic songs when he performs at the Ouachita Little Theatre, located at 610 Mena Street in Mena.
The show will include a few of Marty’s original songs as well. Marty has had his own accomplished career, performing country music for 40 years, but about eight years ago, his love for his dad and his music inspired Marty to pay tribute to his dad through stories and songs.
If you love real country music, you’ll enjoy this show. Marty will be available after the show to meet, greet and sign autographs. This is a family friendly event.
Tickets are $25 if purchased in advance and will be $30 on day of show at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marty-haggard-tribute-to-my-dad-merle-haggard-sept-7-mena-ar-tickets-48711716054?aff=efbeventtix and will also be available at the Ouachita Little Theatre (479-243-5903).