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Sun­set Dinner Cruise — Sept. 21

Take a lake cruise on beau­ti­ful Beaver Lake guided by a park in­ter­preter. The cruise will make a stop at Ven­tris Trails End Re­sort for a dinner con­sist­ing of smoth­ered pork chops, mashed pota­toes with white gravy, green beans, dinner roll, French onion soup, salad, tea, cof­fee or lemon­ade. A vege­tar­ian op­tion is also avail­able with a porta­bella sand­wich with sautéed green pep­pers and onions, gar­lic mayo and Swiss cheese. Ven­tris Trails End Re­sort is fa­mous for its desserts. This cruise comes with choco­late cake and some sur­prise en­ter­tain­ment.

The last Fri­day of sum­mer dinner cruise leaves Rocky Branch Ma­rina promptly at 4 p.m. Fri­day, Sept. 21, with dinner at 5 p.m. The cruise with dinner is ap­prox­i­mately three hours long. Cost is $40 per per­son plus tax. Reg­is­tra­tion and pre­pay­ment re­quired. For more in­for­ma­tion and to reg­is­ter, call the park of­fice at 479-789-5000.

Fall Fes­ti­val — Oct. 7

A host of free fam­ily-ori­en­tated events will take place at Hobbs State Park-Con­ser­va­tion Area Sun­day, Oct. 7. Ac­tiv­i­ties will take place at the His­toric Van Win­kle Hol­low and the Park’s Vis­i­tor Cen­ter.

His­toric Van Win­kle Hol­low events from 1 to 4 p.m. will in­clude Black­smith demon­stra­tion, early food preser­va­tion, old-timey games, stone tool-mak­ing demon­stra­tion, van win­kle his­toric pre­sen­ta­tion, apothe­cary shoppe, dutch-oven demon­stra­tion, pearling, dows­ing demon­stra­tion, moun­tain woman, pioneer home­steader, and tall tale tell­ers.

Vis­i­tor Cen­ter demon­stra­tions from 1 to 4 p.m. will in­clude Weavers, smock­ers, lace mak­ers, spin­ners, mu­sic, “Table Top” pro­grams, kids’ crafts and free ice cream.

A free shut­tle will be avail­able. Park at the vis­i­tor cen­ter park­ing lot on Ark. High­way 12 just east of the Ark. High­way 12 and War Ea­gle Road in­ter­sec­tion. The free shut­tle will run con­tin­u­ously from 1 to 4 p.m., be­tween the vis­i­tor cen­ter and His­toric Van Win­kle Hol­low. More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able by con­tact­ing the park of­fice at 479-789-5000.

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