July 18, 2017 Comments Off on Briefly Outdoor Events


Writers to read from their books

Mark Spitzer and Lea Graham will read from their environmental books at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at Nightbird Books, 205 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Spitzer teaches at the University of Central Arkansas and is the author of numerous books about fish. Graham grew up in Fayetteville and writes poetry and travel essays that investigate memory and place. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow their presentation.

Marsh team wins Cast Masters

Dale Marsh and Kevin Marsh won the Cast Masters bass tournament at Beaver Lake on July 8 with five bass that weighed 22.88 pounds. Kevin Marsh had big bass at 6.36 pounds. Brian Simco and Chris Simco were second with five bass at 14.18 pounds. Fred Foster and Andrew Main placed third with 13.42 pounds.

Prairie program set at Hobbs

A program on native prairie restoration will highlight the Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area visitor center. Dan Schieman, bird conservation director for Audubon Arkansas, will talk about the prairie project that encourages landowners to plant native grass and wildflowers to benefit wildlife. The public is welcome. Audubon membership is not required.

Park offers sunset kayak trips

Kayak trips to view the sunset on Beaver Lake are offered by Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area during summer. Cost is $12 for adults or $6 for children age 6-12. The fee includes use of a recreational kayak, paddle and life jacket. Paddlers should bring water, insect repellent and a flashlight. Trips are set for July 28, Aug. 11, 25 and 28 and Sept. 8, 15, 18, 25 and 29. Times vary. Registration and prepayment may be made by calling the visitor center, 479-789-5000.

Walks set in Siloam Springs

The Ozark Hill Hikers, affiliated with the American Volkssport Association, is hosting a 5K and 10K walk in Siloam Springs on July 26 for all interested participants. Registration is at 8 a.m. at the Phillips 66, 1295 N. Mt. Olive. For more information, visit

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