Join Village Creek State Park and the Cross County Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 27 for our annual Trick or Treat at Village Creek. We will have nature-themed Halloween stations, music, concessions and trick or treating for the kids. Local businesses will sponsor each campsite, providing decorations and candy. Costumes are encouraged but not required. This is a family-friendly event, so no scary costumes. For more information contact Village Creek State Park at 870-238-9406 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To sponsor a campsite, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 870-238-2601. For information on other programs at the park visit our website at www.arkansasstateparks.com/villagecreek.
On Nov. 14 the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library will host Alzheimer’s Association Community Educator Samantha Hollis from noon to 1:30 p.m. to present “Effective Communication Strategies.” Learn about how families can take care of their friends and loved ones as the Alzheimer’s disease progresses and decode verbal and non- verbal messages for people with dementia. The presentation will be held at 315 W. Oak Ave., Jonesboro.
Village Creek State Park is hosting an event on November 17th called Choctaw Day. This event is in partnership with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and is free to the general public. The event will start at 9 am that Saturday and run until 3 pm that afternoon. There will be up to 10 different programs happening that day including Stickball, Weaponry, Basket Weaving, and Social Dancing just to name a few. We invite the public to come and enjoy the culture of one of the Native American tribes that walked the Trail of Tears running through our park. For more information, call Village Creek State Park at (870) 238-9406. The park is located just six miles southeast of Wynne.
Why spend the day after Thanksgiving stuck in crowded stores and long lines when you could spend it with your family at Village Creek State Park? On Nov. 23, the park will celebrate Green Friday, a family-friendly alternative to Black Friday. You can enjoy free guided hikes, programs and games in the beautiful setting of the park. For a complete schedule contact the park at 870 238-9406 or by email at email@example.com. For information on other programs at the park visit our website at www.arkansasstateparks.com/villageCreek. The park is located just six miles southeast of Wynne and 11 miles north of Forrest City.
Birders of all skill levels are needed to help with the Christmas Bird Count at Village Creek State Park on Dec. 15. The Christmas Bird Count is an annual event sponsored by the Audubon Society and is considered the longest running citizen science survey in the world. Volunteers are asked to monitor the birds seen in one spot for at least an hour. Each species seen or heard is recorded on a log which can be turned in at the park Visitor Center. These records will then be entered in a central database. By volunteering to help with this event you can serve as a citizen scientist to help track changes in bird populations and migration patterns in your local park. Residents can even help by counting birds at their own backyard bird feeders. If you are unsure about identifying birds, the park will offer our Winter Bird Identification program at 9:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center. To volunteer or for more information call Village Creek State Park at 870-238-9406. For information on other programs at the park visit www.arkansasstateparks.com/villagecreek. The park is located six miles southeast of Wynne and 13 miles north of Forrest City.