Superhero science night planned

Mid-America Science Society will present a special Superhero Science Society-themed event for adults ages 21 and older from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Mid-America Science Museum in Hot Springs. The event will feature hands-on science exhibits focusing on magnetism, invisibility and other superhero abilities. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite heroes. Food will be catered by Trejos and adult beverages will be available from Tri-Lakes Liquor.

Admission is $5. Visit for information.

Springfield Symphony opens season

The Springfield Symphony will kick off its 83rd season with a classical concert, "Russian Revolution," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in Springfield, Mo. Conductor Kyle Wiley Pickett will lead a pre-concert lecture at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets begin at $17. Visit or call (417) 836-7678 for tickets or information.

UAFS hosts 'Stuff the Bus' event

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith's School of Education is hosting a "Stuff the Bus" event through Sept. 21 to collect school supplies and other items for Cameron High School and Texas residents affected by Hurricane Harvey.

The yellow school bus where residents can donate items is parked in front of the Sebastian Commons, 801 N. 49th St. Donations are being accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and any school-related supplies are welcome to be donated.

Contact Dr. Monica Riley at or 788-7912 for information.

Free seeds, information available

The U.S. Forest Service will host a free "Go Native, Grow Native" event beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests office, 605 W. Main in Russellville. A variety of partner organizations and community groups will provide information on ways the public can improve their outdoor environment and increase pollinator habitat.

Topics covered will include planting advice, native plants, Monarch butterflies, beekeeping, Petit Jean’s Native American garden, local heritage seed program, invasive plants, environmental education programs, creating a defensible space and more.

Locally harvested native flower seeds and a pollinator seed mix (provided by Roundstone Native Seed Co.), will be given away while supplies last.

Contact the U.S. Forest Service at (479) 964-7200 for information.

Fin and Feather Festival slated

The 49th annual Fin and Feather Fall Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Fin and Feather Resort, 445889 Oklahoma 10A in Gore, Okla. Popular favorites like Fin Buffets, Soda Steve's restaurant, outdoor food vendors and dozens of arts and crafts vendors.

Visit for information.

Visit the museum for free

The Fort Smith Museum of History will participate in the Museum Day Live! program on Sept. 23 at the museum, 320 Rogers Ave. The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission to the museum for two people. Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. The free ticket can be obtained at and at

Call 783-7841 or visit the Fort Smith Museum of History Facebook page for information.

Dog walk benefits Humane Society

The 2017 Paws for the Cause dog walk is slated to begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 23 at the entrance to Carol Ann Cross Park, 1601 S. 74th St. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Participants collect pledges to benefit the Sebastian County Humane Society and can walk alone, with their own dog or volunteer to walk a shelter dog. Participants must collect a minimum of $25 to walk.

Visit for information.

Hays to hold release party

Singer-songwriter Keith Hays will perform for a CD-release party at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at Dewey's Cafe inside the Fort Smith Public Library, 3201 Rogers Ave. The all-ages event is free. Hays' latest recording is titled "That's Enough for Now." Hays began college at age 16 and became a partner at JTO Studios. He is a member of the Recording Academy (The Grammys), the Audio Engineering Society and the Nashville Songwriters Association, and has worked on music for various film, TV and theatrical projects.

Call 783-0229 or visit for information.

C.L.E.E.T. training being offered

The Pervasive Parenting Center and the Haskell County Sheriff’s Department will host a training session on Autism Spectrum Disorder and Law Enforcement from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Kiamichi Technology Center in Stigler, Okla. The training will be led by Sgt. Cory Sutton of the University of Oklahoma Police Department and Traci Sutton, a speech and language pathologist.

This class is free and will count toward eight hours of continuing education for all law enforcement officials.

Visit to register. Contact Sutton at (405) 325-1436, (405) 740-1645 or or Kodey Toney at (918) 658-5076 or for information.

Fundraiser benefits Boys, Girls Clubs

The annual T.J. Peaches Cunningham Memorial Fundraiser will be held from 6:30-11 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Fianna Hills Country Club, 1 Essex Place. The all-ages event benefits the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Clubs' music program and will features Happy Hour with hors d'oeuvres, food from chef James Thomas, a potato mini bar, a silent auction, prizes and musical performances by Rain Kings and the Dodging Bullets All-Star Band. Money raised from the event will be used to support T.J.'s Guitar and Music Program, which purchased musical instruments and pays for music lessons for area children. Tickets are $40 and include the meal. Tickets can be purchased by calling 646-7861. Tickets also are available at Fianna Hills Country Club.

Visit and the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club Facebook page for information.