Here are some of the entertainment and other options occurring in, or a short driving distance from South Logan County in the coming days.

Pillowcase Project

The Red Cross will hold a pillowcase project event at the Boys & Girls Club of South Logan County, 751 North Kennedy, at 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 16.

The American Red Cross Pillowcase Project is a free, interactive preparedness program designed for youth ages 8 to 11. The program aims to increase awareness and understanding of natural hazards and teaches safety, emotional coping skills, and personal preparedness.

Through instructor-led presentations, students learn the best ways to stay safe and how to create their own emergency supply kits by packing essential items in a pillowcase for easy transport during a disaster. Students also have the opportunity to decorate and personalize their pillowcases and share what they’ve learned with friends and family.

A Mountain Saturday Night

New to stargazing? It is always handy to have a map on hand. Have a seat and use scissors, glue, and paper to make a star guide you can use to identify constellations and stars anywhere north of the equator.

Meeting in the Lodge lobby at 8 p.m. on May 18. Admission is free.


Mount Magazine State Park is located far from big cities, giving it unparalleled night sky viewing. Weather permitting; explore the night sky with a park interpreter for an excellent observation of stars, constellations, and planets. Feel free to bring binoculars, telescopes, blankets, or lawn chairs.

Meet at the first overlook on Cameron Bluff Overlook Drive at 9 p.m., May 18. Admission is free. #kidstoparks

Steampunk Festival

The Old Timer’s Day Steampunk Festival from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 18 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 19, between the 300 and 800 blocks of Main Street in downtown Van Buren.

The all-ages event will feature more than 80 craft and sales vendors, food trucks, magicians, the Splendid Teapot Race, the World’s Largest Tricycle, live music, the Steampunk Puppy Contest, the Steampunk Costume Contest, Make-and-Take Classes, street performers, antique tractors and more. The event is sponsored by the Old Town Merchants Association. Downtown stores and restaurants also will be open for business during the festival.

Visit the Old Timers Day Steampunk Festival Facebook page and for information.

Ale on the Border

Sample hunders of craft beers, hear three live bands at the 6th annual Ale on the Border Craft Beer festival at Chaffee Crossing, 7313 Terry Street in Fort Smith.

There will also food trucks, and more. Come help the River Valley Ale Raisers raise money for Antioch for Youth & Family for the 6th year in a row.

Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance. For more information visit