Here are a few of the things going on in the area in the coming days .
1 Buried Treasure: Buried Treasure Graveside Tales will be held in historic Stroud Cemetery, 3400 Stroud Road in Greenwood, at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. Costumed reenactors will present tales of the Battle of Devil’s Backbone Mountain Ridge, a mysterious gypsy, and early pioneers of Sebastian County adjacent to the battlefield. There is no admission but donations are appreciated. The event is being conducted by the South Sebastian County Historical Society.
2 Concerts: The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith’s Department of Music will “light the night” when it presents a choral concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 37. The concert, titled “Light the Night: A Concert of Hope,” will feature the Women’s Chorus and Concert Chorale performing at the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, located at 55 South 7th Street. Music will be performed by composers including Felix Mendelssohn, Gustav Holst and Randall Thompson, among others. Tickets are $6 and are available by contacting the UAFS Box Office at 479-788-7300 or visiting www.tickets.uafs.edu.
The Symphonic Band at UAFS will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. today (Wednesday) as part of the university’s Season of Entertainment 37. The concert will take place at the ArcBest Corporation Performing Arts Center in the Fort Smith Convention Center, located at 55 South 7th Street. Admission is by Season 37 season ticket, or individual tickets are $6. The UAFS Symphonic Band is under the direction of Dr. Alexandra Zacharella, director of bands and associate professor of low brass. At the concert, the band will be performing works by John Phillip Sousa, George Grainger, and other works, including a musical journey through New Orleans.
3 Free concert: Clay Walker will be preforming in a free concert at the Choctaw Casino in Pocola, Okla., at 8 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 7. The casino is located at 3400 Choctaw Road.