Thursday, August 30, 2007

OFF DUTY LIFE >>08-29-07

Bingo slated

Bingo will be held at the Senior Center in Jacksonville starting Sept. 17. Doors open at 6 p.m. with games starting at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month. There will be jackpot and good neighbor prizes awarded. A concession stand will be available. Cost is $20.

Car show Saturday

The 24th Annual Antique and Classic Car Show will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Mammoth Spring State Park. Prizes will be given for “Longest Distance Traveled,” “People’s Choice,” and “Best of Show.” Gates open at 9 a.m. with judging at noon. Dash plaques will be given for first 50 registrants. Admission is $15 for participants and free for spectators. For more information e-mail or call 870-625-7364.

Founders' Day activities at Petit Jean State Park

Petit Jean Founders’ Day will be celebrated Saturday at Petit Jean State Park in Morrilton. In 1923, Petit Jean became the first state park in Arkansas thanks to the efforts of Dr. T.W. Hardison.

Ten years later, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) laid the foundation for the park as we know it today.

There will be activities and programs, including the famous riddle hunt as well as cake and ice cream. Bring your family and let’s celebrate the founding of Petit Jean State Park during this holiday weekend. Admission is free. For more information visit

ARK 5K Saturday

The ARK 5K will be held Saturday on the North Shore Riverwalk in North Little Rock. Admission varies. For more information e-mail or call 501-868-1072.

Labor Day this weekend at Mount Nebo

Labor Day Fun is slated this weekend at Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle. There will be an ice cream social, hayride and nature programs. Call 479-229-3650 or e-mail for details and a complete schedule of activities.

Local Ducks Unlimited fundraiser Sept. 15

The Jacksonville committee of Ducks Unlimited will host its 22nd annual Banquet and Live Auction Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. in the old Wal-Mart building on Loop Road in Jacksonville. Matt Robinson, committee chairman of Jacksonville, said proceeds from the event will go to support DU’s wetlands and waterfowl habitat conservation efforts in Arkansas, the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Children are welcome to attend the event and families are encouraged to get their children involved in the Greenwing youth program for Ducks Unlimited.

For more information, to purchase tickets or to find out how to be a sponsor of the event, contact Matt Robinson at (501) 412-8055 or e-mail

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