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Friday, November 10, 2017

Discover Columbus' Ships

Date: Friday, November 10, 2017 to Sunday, November 19, 2017
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Location: Riverfront Drive 4831 Riverfront Drive Fort Smith, AR

Welcome to The Columbus Foundation and our two Columbus replica ships - our original Niña, the most historically accurate replica of a Columbus Ship ever built, and our newer Pinta.

Both The Niña and Pinta will be touring together as a new and enhanced ‘sailing museum’, for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the ‘caravel’, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.

The Columbus Foundation receives no funds from government agencies or private foundations.

We are supported entirely by the fees paid to tour the ships. 

Tour Details:

  • You can book a tour anytime from 9am-6pm on days the ships are in port.
  • Each group has a tour guide assigned to them.
  • Each tour will last an average of 30 minutes, with time split between The Nina and Pinta.
  • Groups of 15 or more receive a group rate of $5 per person.
  • Maximum number of people allowed in a 30 minute time slot is 100.
  • (If your number goes over 100, you will need to book an additional 30-minute time slot.)
  • You will receive a phone confirmation, usually within 24 hours of submitting your tour request.

For more information, please call 787-672-2152 or visit their website


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Fort Smith Farmer's Market

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 7:00am to 12:00pm
Location: North 2nd and Garrison Ave, Fort Smith, AR

Welcome to the Fort Smith Farmers Market, where our commitment to fresh, locally grown produce and handmade goods has helped the Arkansas River Valley grow into a healthier and greener community with an emphasis on shopping local.

Since 2003, the market has offered the finest in locally produced vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants, meats, baked goods, honey, eggs, jams, juried crafts, and fine art from a 90 mile radius of Fort Smith. 

We Are Open Year Round In Historic Downtown Fort Smith located at the corner of North 2nd Street & Garrison Avenue 

~ every Saturday (7am-Noon) & 
~ every Tuesday (April-November 7am-Noon)

Each market day is a feast for the senses. We invite you to come sample the bountiful cornucopia of produce our area provides. 

The Saturday market is alive with street performers, local musicians, community organizations, tourists and locals alike. As many as 90 vendors set up each week in beautiful historic downtown Fort Smith and represent the diversity of the area. 

There is plenty of parking nearby, as well as handicapped parking on site. We gladly accept SNAP/EBT Cards on Saturday’s ONLY. 

We are honored to bring the freshest produce & the best handmade products to everyone in The River Valley. Make plans to stop by this week and see what’s new, we look forward to seeing you!

2017 Chamber Breakfast Club Event November

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 8:00am to 9:00am
Location: Fort Smith Chamber Board Room 612 Garrison Ave.

In an effort to engage more members in beneficial networking opportunities, the Chamber is hosting "The Fort Smith Chamber Breakfast Club!"

Each month we will host an informal networking event over coffee and continental breakfast. Similar to B2B and Business After 5, the goal of this event is to allow our members the opportunity to meet other members, promote their business, and grow their network. Be sure to BRING yourbusiness cardsbrochures & any other information with you.




The Book Lover's Club (for adults)

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 10:15am to 11:15am
Location: 3201 Rogers Avenue Fort Smith, AR 72903

Read a good book lately? Come tell us about it at The Book Lover's Club (for adults)! The only requirement for this club is that you must love to read. Read whatever you like, fiction or non-fiction, and come give us a short report (on up to three titles). The Book Lover's Club meets the second Tuesday of every month at the main library. Come meet more people like you! Bring a friend and a good book and join us at The Book Lover's Club.

For more information, please call the Main Library at (479)783-0229

Transition Expo 2017

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 5:00pm to 9:30pm
Location: Fort Smith Convention Center 55 South 7th Street Fort Smith, AR

Transition Expo is the largest career Expo in AR! Students & job seekers are invited to connect with dynamic colleges, companies & service organizations.


For more information, please visit their website

Dutch Oven Lid Lifter

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center 8300 Wells La

Everything tastes better when cooked outdoors! Have a yummy meal cooked before your eyes while learning some of the uses and care of a cast iron Dutch oven. Try your hand at making a dessert "lid lifter style".

Registration is not required but requested. Call 479-452-3993