Here are a few of the things going on in the area in coming days.
1 Junior rodeo: The South Logan County Fair Board is sponsoring a junior rodeo on Friday and Saturday. The junior rodeo, which will feature three classes of competitors — 7 and under, 8 to 13 and 14 to 19 — will begin at 7 p.m. each night at the South Logan County Fairgrounds, located on Highway 23, three miles south of Booneville. The 7 and under cowboys and cowgirls will be competing in mutton busting, goat undercoating, pole bending, barrel racing and barrel pickup. Those 8 to 13 will be competing in calf riding, goat undercoating, pole bending, breakaway roping, team roping, barrel racing, barrel pickup and steer riding. The 14- to 19-year olds will be competing in goat tying, pole bending, breakaway roping, team roping, barrel racing, barrel pickup, bull riding, saddle bronc and bareback. There will also be 50/50 raffles each night with proceeds benefiting the Booneville FFA on Friday night and the Magazine FFA on Saturday night. Admission to the rodeo will be $6 per person except anyone under 4, who will be admitted free.
2 Fun run: For a wild woodland challenge, the 8th annual Arkansas Ultra Running Association adventure will traverse 18 miles on most of the trails in Mount Magazine State Park. You must register beforehand, no race day sign-ups. To register, contact: www.runarkansas.com/MtMagazine.htm. This run begins at the visitor center. Admission is free. Contact 963-8502, or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
3 See the symphony: The Fort Smith Symphony and its music director, John Jeter, will present their Hometown Greatness: The Music of Florence Price concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the ArcBest Corp. Performing Arts Center, 55 South Seventh Sreet. The event will be the final concert of the symphony’s 2017-18 performance season and will salute composer Florence Price, who lived from 1887 to 1953, said Jeter. Price is a pioneering composer who harbors deep Arkansas roots. Tickets range from $17 to $45 and can be purchased at www.fortsmithsymphony.org. Admission also is by 2017-18 season ticket. Visit the Fort Smith Symphony Facebook page for information.
4 Free show: Brian McKnight will perform a free show (with Rewards Club card) at Centerstage inside the Choctaw Casino & Resort in Pocola, Okla., at 8 p.m. Saturday. The show is brought to you by Table Games.