April 18, 2017 Comments Off on Briefly Outdoor Events


Bass event benefits charity

Everett Big Bass Tournament Benefiting Pagnozzi Charities is from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22 at Beaver Lake out of Prairie Creek park.

Entry fee is $60 per angler. Hourly prizes are awarded. Weighin locations are Prairie Creek and Hickory Creek parks.

Entry forms are at fishing stores around the area, or participants can register online at or call 479-443-2550.

Trail work, program set

An Earth Day program to plant trees and wildflowers and maintain the Eagle Watch Nature Trail is from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the trail one mile west of Gentry on Arkansas 12.

Volunteers will do the planting alongside young people from 4-H clubs and elementary schools. Pizza furnished by Southwestern Electric Power Co. will be served at noon.

A program at 11 a.m. will feature Lynn Sciumbato, operator of Morning Star Wildlife Rehabilitation Center near Gravette, with some of the raptors under her care. University of Arkansas professor Don Steinkraus will give a talk about the importance of butterflies and moths.

For details contact coordinator Terry Stanfill,

Wildflowers focus

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A hike to learn about wildflowers and plants will be held at 10 a.m. April 29 along the Back 40 Trail in Bella Vista.

Botanist Jennifer Ogle will lead the 1.75-mile hike. Meet at the Buckingham trailhead at Trafalgar Road and Buckingham Drive. Ogle will identify wildflowers and plants along the way. Some of the trail is rocky, and difficulty is moderate.

The hike is suitable for children. Pets on a leash are welcome.

— Staff report

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