The Calico Rock Museum & Visitor Center has been welcoming visitors to Calico Rock throughout this summer.  We have several new “pop-up” exhibits at the museum, so if you haven’t been down in a while come see us!
At the Tomlinson Art & Science Center, we invite you to come tour the American South gallery.  This gallery has paintings that honor life in the South and are all painted by Southern artists.  These are beautiful representations of our history and heritage.  In the science center, we have opened new exhibits that help guests explore their creativity and learn about science in a fun way.  Research shows students who visit museums and zoos in the summer have a better chance to retaining what they learned in the previous school year and succeeding in the coming school year.
Mark your calendars for the following upcoming events in our community:
Monday (tomorrow): Grant Opportunities Workshop presented by the Arkansas Humanities Council at the Calico Rock Museum from 1:00 p.m. t0 3:00 p.m.
July 22-26: Disc Golf Clinics.  Learn how to play disc golf.  For more details, visit
July 27: 1st Annual Calico Rock Museum Disc Golf Tournament
August 1st: Join the Lunch & Learn at the Calico Rock United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 12:00 p.m.  Bring your lunch and learn how to Protect Your Medicare Card
August 3-10: Dottie Visker Art Show at the Tomlinson Art & Science Center
August 7-10: Starving Artist Weekend at the Tomlinson Art & Science Center and along Historic Main Street.  For more information call 870-297-6100.
August 8th: Open House & New Student Orientation, Calico Rock High School and Calico Rock Elementary School
August 8th: Back to School Bash.  Any business, civic group or church group that would like booth space may contact Amanda Thornton to obtain space.  At the bash, every elementary school student has the opportunity to go by the booths and receive free items, hair cuts, or information that will help them have a successful start to the school year.
August 26-29: The 2nd Kairos Weekend of the year.  The team needs store-bought cookies that can be packaged into brown paper bags and given to inmates at the North Central Unit for this weekend of ministry and worship.  Anyone can help collect cookies.  They can be dropped off at the Calico Rock United Methodist Church or they can be taken to the Calico Rock Museum or Mitchell’s Park Street Pharmacy and we’ll get them to the team.
If you’d like more information or would like to have your community event listed in our upcoming e-mails, call us at 870-297-6200.