StarDaze Festival Entertainment

The 14th Annual StarDaze Festival will be held on April 14-15 in Star City. This year’s music lineup includes Jo Dee Messina, Exile, Chris Lane, Bailey Bryan and RaeLynn. In addition to the free live entertainment, the festival features a motorcycle point run, car show, carnival rides, and more than 75 arts, crafts and food vendors and exhibits. Country artists Chris Lane, Bailey Bryan and RaeLynn will perform on Friday. Performing Saturday will be Jo … Continued

Revisit the ‘Chitlin’ Circuit’

The “Chitlin’ Circuit” will be revisited on April 8 in Lake Village when the Alex Foundation hosts Architects of Jazz during Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), a month-long celebration honoring the life and works jazz musicians. Former Delta High School and Dermott High School band director, Charles Scurlock, will present the Architects of Jazz lecture and lead a five band ensemble of various jazz musical selections. The event will also feature an exhibit of Arkansas and … Continued

Master Gardener Training set for June, July

A wide array of gardening related topics will be covered in depth at the Summertime 17 Master Gardener Training in June and July. The training dates are June 15, 22 and 29 and July 13 and 20 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Speakers will include current Master Gardeners, U of A Extension Specialists, and other state agency specialists. The location of the training sessions had not yet been determined. For more information, call Steve … Continued

Archeologist to talk about Isgrig site at meeting

Jessica Howe Cogburn, the former station assistant at the UAM Research Station of the Arkansas Archeological Survey and current graduate student at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, will discuss the archeology of the Isgrig site in Pulaski County on April 4 at the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Drew County Historical Society. People have occupied the site, located on Fourche Island, from the prehistoric through the protohistoric and historic periods. She … Continued

Homesteading Conference set for March 31-April 1

The South Arkansas Homesteading Conference will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 31-April 1, at the Pioneer Village, 200 Yaney Street in Rison. Speakers from across Arkansas will be doing educational presentations and demonstrations on topics that relate to developing a self-sufficient, sustainable lifestyle. Topic sessions include gardening, beekeeping, heritage poultry, cheese making, herbs and herbal remedies, homesteading tools, aquaponics and more. Britt Talent, conference organizer, said the sessions are developed with versatility and … Continued

A Picnic by the Lake

A Picnic by the Lake, a Chicot Memorial Hospital fundraiser will be held on April 22 at 6 p.m. at the home of Jon and Stephanie Bierbaum. The event will include dinner, dancing, a live auction and entertainment featuring the Blue Silk Band. Tickets are $50 per person. For more information, contact AnnClaire Hayes at (662)897-6868.

Lakeport Legacies History Talks

Lakeport Legacies, a monthly history talk focusing on history in the Delta, has released its 2017 schedule. Speakers will discuss a wide-range of Delta topics including, a history of one of Arkansas’s oldest African American churches, the Civil War in the Mississippi Delta, and a look at the Polk family’s plantations and investments from Tennessee to the Delta. The first Lakeport Legacies history talk will be held on March 30 and will feature Dr. Blake … Continued

Preserve Arkansas: ‘Behind the Big House’ at Lakeport

Preserve Arkansas, in partnership with the Arkansas Humanities Council, Arkansas State University Heritage Sites, Black History Commission of Arkansas, and Lakeport Plantation, will present “Behind the Big House” on April 28-29 at Lakeport Plantation in Lake Village. The Behind the Big House program moves beyond the “Big Houses,” or stately historic homes, to explore extant slave dwellings and interpret the experiences of the enslaved people who inhabited them. This workshop will include live historical interpretations … Continued

Activities set in Southeast Arkansas for Archeology Month

In recognition of Arkansas Archeology Month in March, the Arkansas Archeological Society and the Arkansas Archeological Survey, in cooperation with museums, colleges, libraries and other groups across the state, will hold a series of events, displays, presentations, and hands-on activities to celebrate Arkansas’ cultural heritage as discovered through archeology. For 2017, there will be a number of events around southeast Arkansas. On Tuesday, March 7, the Tunican Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society and the … Continued

Market in the Park and Extension Service hosting garden workshop

The Market in the Park farmer’s market in Monticello and the U of A Cooperative Extension Service will be hosting their third annual “Garden Workshop” on Saturday, March 11. The event will be held at the University of Arkansas Monticello Department of Agriculture with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Donuts, muffins and coffee will be available to participants and the workshop is free to the public. Various topics will be discussed, such as “Where and When … Continued