Here are a few of the things going on in the area in the coming days.
1 Visit a camp: Camp Cahinnio and Girl Scouts - Diamonds are conducting an open house/family day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 8 at the camp, located just south of Ione on Highway 23. There’s no place like camp. Discover what resident camp has to offer including hike a trail, try your aim with target sports, canoe, discover your inner artist and more. Meet the camp director and summer staff and ask questions during a Q&A. You can also win a free week at camp. The event is open to the public, and family members of all ages are welcome to attend. Girls entering 1st through 12th grade are eligible for the drawing. Restrictions apply.
2 See the symphony: The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra will be in concert at Arkansas Tech University’s Witherspoon Auditorium at 8 p.m. on Saturday. The event is hosted by the Russellville Symphony Guild. General admission seating is $10 for adults, $5 for students K-12; Tech and UACCM students get free admission with valid college I.D. General admission tickets may be purchased at the door. Reserved seating with a 6 p.m. pre-concert reception at Lake Point Conference Center is $30. Call 479-880-7523 for tickets. Tickets also available at Brown & Brown Insurance, 706 West Main, in Russellville.
3 Cruise night: The 3rd annual Break the Silence Car Show and Fundraiser will be held Saturday at Ellis Street and Ward at Chaffee Crossing. Students Against Drugs and Alcohol Arkansas is proud to present the 2018 Spring Barling Cruise Night on Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The car show, which welcomes cars, trucks and bikes will be from noon to 5:30 p.m. Cruise your cars up and down Fort Street (Highway 22) in Barling and check out some of the great vendors and bands that will be in attendance. See the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1385206948266670 If you have any questions please call Tyler Roe at 479-717-7717.
4 Free concert: Jamey Johnson will perform a free concert at 8 p.m., Saturday at Centerstage inside the Choctaw Casino and Resort, located at 3400 Chocatw Road in Pocola, Okla. Since Johnson doesn’t create a set list, no two shows are the same, so the once-in-a-lifetime concert will be unforgettable. For the last decade, Johnson has earned critical and commercial success for his traditional country sound. His 2008 album, That Lonesome Song, was certified platinum for 1 million in sales, and his 2010 double album, The Guitar Song, received a gold certification. He has been nominated for 11 Grammys. Guests must be 21.