January 11: Come enjoy a fun-filled family day. All ages are welcome. Admission: Free. Event time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event place: Martin Street Youth Center (201 Martin Street, Jacksonville). For more information, call 501-982-4171.
October 26: Here’s the Down & Dirty. Created for those who think a little differently about this runnin’ stuff. The Mud Run is definitely NOT your average 5K. The Mud Run is for the adventuresome spirit and is a family friendly race. Participants run, walk, skip, and even cavort through our 5Kish (please refer to the helpful hints section of the website for the clarification of “ish”) course, which winds through a scenic Two Rivers Park. The event take place at Two Rivers Park from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Participants must overcome an “obstacle” or two along the way. Then finish with a spectacular frolic (but in most cases romp) through our world-renowned 300 foot mud pit, which is filled with that amazing Arkansas mud and we added the Mud Mountain…which rocks! The point is not to finish fast but to finish with style. Visit www.mudrun.org for more information.
October 26: Celebrate the “spooky season” on Petit Jean Mountain! Family friendly, nature-related activities will be provided, and costumes are welcome. Contact the park for a schedule as the event draws near at 501-727-5441. Admission is free.
October 19: The Good Earth Garden Center’s Annual Pooches & Pumpkins event will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome, including your furry pets! There will be many fall themed areas for family photo taking, a pet costume contest (so bring your pet in costume), free hot dogs, popcorn, beverages, hayrides, balloons, face painting, live music, a fainting goat and much more! We will be adding new fun stuff too so watch our Facebook page for updates. We have invited local rescue groups too so maybe if you don’t have a pooch, you can meet one here at The Good Earth Garden Center. For more information contact Jennifer Gibson at 501-868-4666.
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