Here are some of the entertainment options going on a short distance from south Logan County.
Meet in the Mount Magazine State Park Lodge lobby for a high-point hike from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17.
You will join a park interpreter on a short guided hike to the top of Signal Hill and learn about the park’s history, habitat, and creatures as you climb to the highest point in the state.
The UAFS Windgate Art & Design Gallery will host an exhibition of work by Little Rock sculptor Michael Warrick titled “Perspectives on Darkness and Light” from Aug. 17 to Sept. 30.
The exhibition will include a range of sculptures from the last decade and 20 sketchbook drawings from the last 20 years. At the close of the exhibition, Warrick’s newest bronze sculpture, “Vision,” will be installed near the south entrance of Windgate Art & Design and will become part of the permanent collection.
A reception will be 5-7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the gallery at 535 N. Waldron Road on the campus of the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. The reception is free and open to the public.
Wild Things Farm, located at 700 Beaty Ave. in Pocola, Okla., will close its two weekend Sunflower Festiveal on Aug. 17 and 18. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
The cost is $10 per person to pick all the sunflowers you can carry in your arms and take pictures. Hayride, petting farm, and mountain slide attractions will also be open.
Becoming A Conservationist
Wildlife conservation is essential to anyone that enjoys the great outdoors. Everyone is invited to the Janet Huckabee nature center, located at 8300 Wells Lake Road in Fort Smith, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, to learn about the importance of wildlife conservation and what they can do to help.
The event will have hands on activities for kids as well as information for adults.