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Nov. 4 & 18
▲ It's a first. Hobbs State Park offers eagle watch cruises, sunset cruises and special dinner cruises, but this is the first time that the Park will team up with the Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society for two November loon cruises. The waterfowl migration will be in full swing. According to Joe Neal, “there will be many bird species to see and identify. These trips fall right in the middle of waterfowl migration, and I expect we will see 10 or more species of ducks.” Both tours will take place on Saturdays, Nov. 4 and Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Rocky Branch Marina. Cost is $10 per adult (13 and up). These are adult-only tours. Reservations are necessary. Call with questions or to make reservations at 479-789-5000.
▲ The St. Bernard Women's Club will be hosting its annual “Hats Off to 30 Years” Holiday Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4. There will be Holiday crafts and centerpieces available, a raffle for a Christmas quilt and other items, baked goods and trinkets and treasurers. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Everyone is welcome to join in the festivity and find that special gift. St. Bernard is located at 1 Saint Bernard Lane, Bella Vista, just off of Hwy 340.
▲ The U.S. Marine Corps 242nd Birthday Ball presented by Northwest Arkansas Marine Corps League will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the NWA Holiday Inn & Convention Center, 1500 S. 48th St., Springdale. Attire is banquet appropriate. Doors open at 5 p.m. and a cash bar will be available. There will be social time, arrival photo, posting of the colors, dinner and a speaker, USMC birthday ceremony, dance, and silent auction. All active, veterans and civilians are welcome. Tickets are $45/person or $360/ table (seating for 8). For more information and ticket registration form, please call Kenny Evans at 479-903-1825 or David Niemann at 479-531-5262; or visit the website at www.NWAMarine CorpsLeague.org.