Here are a few of the things going on in the area in coming days.

1 Mountain learning: Join a Mount Magazine State Park interpreter on a short guided hike to the top of Signal Hill from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Learn about the park’s history, habitat, and creatures as you climb to the highest point in the state. Admission is free. Come back for night sky exploration from 9 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. at Cameron Bluff overlook. Mount Magazine is located far away from any cities, giving it unparalleled night sky viewing. Weather permitting, explore the night sky with a park interpreter for an excellent observation of stars, constellations, and planets. Feel free to bring your own binoculars, telescopes, blankets or lawn chairs. Admission is free. For more information on either, or more park events, call 963-8502, or email

2 A Night With Elvis: While some might have memories of watching Elvis Presley perform Hound Dog on The Ed Sullivan Show, new and old audiences alike can hear his classics performed live this month. Elvis tribute artist Travis Powell will star in One Night with Elvis at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Van Buren Fine Arts Center. During the concert, Powell will perform songs from Elvis’ 1968 Comeback Special and 1970 concert years, while putting on his best Elvis impersonations. Singing classics, wearing the king’s famous costumes and putting on a smile. Powell received the 2014 Heart of the King Horizon Award and sang on the same stage Elvis once graced, The International in Las Vegas. He is the champion of the 2016 Tribute to the King Contest. For information, call 1-832-312-0074 or email

3 Go cruising: An event as Cruisin’ For A Cure Carnival and Car Show, hosted by Arkansas Mopar Cruisers, is set for Saturday at Russellville High School, located at 2203 South Knoxville in Russellville. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. with judging to follow. The fee is $25 per car. The carnival begins at 11 a.m. and features food trucks, bounce house, equestrian zone, face painting and Relay for Life teams pay to play games as the event is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The event ends at 2 p.m.