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By Jennifer Nixon

This article was published October 3, 2008 at 2:31 a.m.


Charlie Casey from Beebe files down and sharpens the point of a turning fork he forged out of wrought iron in the blacksmith shop during the Scott Plantation Settlement's High Cotton on the Bayou event in this 2006 file photo.

— 1Step to it. Old-fashioned fun is on the schedule for the Scott Plantation Settlement's High Cotton on the Bayou event, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Hay rides, cake walks, crafts, early period games, blacksmithing and old-time farming and mill demonstrations will help visitors step back in time. The settlement is on Alexander Road just off U.S. 165 in Scott. Admission is $3, $1 for students and free for children under 10. Call (501) 351-0300.

Just down the road, downtown Keo celebrates the new season with its annual Keo Fall Daze festival, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Yard sales start at 8 a.m.

but the main activities, including dancing, contests, crafts, antique cars and games, start at 10 a.m. Admission is free. Call (501) 772-0259 or (501) 842-0100.

2Watch it. Arkansas artist James Hayes will present a collection ofhis trademark bowls, vases and winebottle stoppers as well as new designs, jewelry and Christmas ornaments in a special Fall Art Glass Show. The colorful pieces will be for show and sale at 7216 Ohio St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Hayes will be on hand to personalize his works. Admission is free. Call (870) 540-9080.

3Take a tour. The Zion Lutheran Church of Avilla invites everyone totake their taste buds on a trip with the annual Taste of the World Dinner.

The dinner, featuring culinary styles including German, Italian, Chinese, Cajun and Middle Eastern cuisines, will be served 5-7 p.m. Saturday. The church is on Avilla East Road north of Benton.

Admission is $8, free for children 6 and under. Call (501) 316-1100.

4Wing it. Dupree Park on Redmond Road in Jacksonville is the settingfor the annual Wing Ding Festival, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. A 5K run benefiting Special Olympics Arkansas will kick things off at 7 a.m. followed by chicken wing cook-off, paddle-boat rides, music, fishing derby, crafts and a car show. Admission is free. The Wing Ding Run is $25. Visit www.jackson or call (501) 982-1511.

While you're there, stop by and view the stones at the Central Arkansas Gem & Mineral Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday at the Jacksonville Community Center, 5 Municipal Drive.

Admission is free. Visit www.cen or call (501) 821-2346.

5Roll over. The fur will fly at Burns Park in North Little Rock duringBark in the Park, a fundraiser for North Little Rock Friends of Animals.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, activities will include contests, raffles, grooming, pet photos, an agility course,police K-9 unit demonstrations and even readings by a pet psychic. General admission is free, but small fees will be charged for participation in contests and some events. Call (501) 791-8577 or (501) 758-5482.

6Line up. Antiques, hot rods, customs and specialties will all be ondisplay when the Dixie Car Club of Benton hosts its 30th annual Open Car Show and the 50th anniversary Fall Car Show of the Mid America Old Time Auto Association, Saturday at the Saline County Fair Grounds, Exit 116 off Interstate 30 at Benton. The show field opens at 7 a.m. and registration begins at 8:30. Admission is free for spectators. Entry fees are $20 for the first car and $10 for each additional car. Call (501) 778-3890.

7Say "arrrgh." Take an adventurefilled journey with pirates at theArkansas Arts Center Children's Theatre production of Treasure Island. This is the last weekend for the show, with performances at 7 p.m. today, 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $14, $11 for children under 12. Call (501) 372-4000.

8Roll in. Bikers are converging on Clinton for the Biggest LittleMotorcycle Rally in Arkansas.

The rally, which includes music, bike show and games, children's fair and contests takes place at the Van BurenCounty Fairgrounds, Arkansas 16 East in Clinton, today-Sunday. The event is sponsored by Arkansas Bikers Aiming Towards Education. Admission is $5 per day or $10 for the weekend, free for military personnel and children under 12. Visit or call (501) 327-9950.

9Twist. Fayetteville puts its spin on environmentalism with the Twistof Green Festival. The Green Bean Ball kicks things off, 7-9 p.m. today in the East Square Plaza Building.

Tickets are $15. Starting at 10 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday, ceremonies, speakers, music and puppet shows, all with an environmental slant, will provide entertainment and education downtown. Other events will include a moonlight street dance on Saturday and an art bicycle and human-powered parade on Sunday. Visit www. or call (479) 846-5241.

10Chalk it up. Thanks to Hurricane Ike, the annual TheaPaves the Way sidewalk art event was postponed. The day of sidewalk chalk, games, music and fun will now take place 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Clinton Presidential Center. Visit or call (501) 379-3912.

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