January 31, 2017 Comments Off on Briefly Outdoor Events


FLW opens season

Walmart FLW Tour professional bass fishing circuit begins its 2017 season Thursday at Lake Guntersville, Guntersville, Ala., with a tournament that runs through Sunday.

Remaining tournaments are: Lake Travis, Jonestown, Texas, Feb. 16-19; Harris Chain of Lakes, Leesburg, Fla., March 9-12; Lake Cumberland, Burnside, Ky., April 6-9; Beaver Lake, Prairie Creek park, April 27-30; Mississippi River, La Crosse, Wis., May 18-21; Potomac River, Marbury, Md., June 15-18.

The Forrest Wood Cup FLW championship is at Lake Murray, Columbia, S.C., Aug. 11-13.


hosts program

Bald eagles in Northwest Arkansas is the topic of Rogers Public Library’s Lunch and Learn program from noon to 1 p.m. on Feb. 14.

Joan Reynolds with Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists will give the program. Patrons are invited to bring a sack lunch. Beverages are provided.

Lunch and Learn is held the second Tuesday of each month at the library, located at 711. S. Dixieland Road in Rogers.

Project needs


Volunteers are needed Feb. 18 to help with a glade restoration project at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area.

Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Shaddox Hollow Trail parking area on Arkansas 303.

The work involves moving cedar trees uphill at the restoration site.

Volunteers should bring gloves, water and wear sturdy shoes. Glades were more numerous at one time, but many have been choked out by encroaching red cedar trees.

For details call the visitor center at 479-789-5000.

Hobbs holds cruises

Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area offers eagle viewing cruises on Beaver Lake each Saturday and Sunday through February.

Trips are aboard the park’s 20-passenger pontoon bait. Cruises visit an area of Beaver Lake where bald eagles are commonly seen.

Trips leave Rocky Branch Marina at 3 p.m.

Cost is $10 for adults plus tax or $6 for children 6-12. Reservations are required. Call the park visitor center, 479-789-5000 for reservations.