Arkansas’s first environmental education state park interprets the importance of the natural world and our place within it.
The seventh annual Dino Dash and Discovery Fest is Saturday, June 3, outside the Museum of Discovery in the River Market District.
Dino Dash, which annually draws thousands of participants, is a 5K run/walk and a 1K family fun run. Entry fee is $25. Race day registration starts at 6:30 a.m., and the 5K race begins at 8 a.m. The 1K fun run starts at 9 a.m.
After the race, visit the Discovery Fest, which will include dinosaur arts and crafts, games and live animal programs. Discovery Fest runs from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Meanwhile, football’s back at the MOD — “Football: The Exhibit,” that is, opening Thursday, June 1, and running through August.
The exhibit, built by the MOD, explores the science, technology and history of the game. The “Grip Tester” lets you see how your strength measures up to a lineman’s, while the “Passing Game Zone” shows how a ball rotates and maintains its stability when passed. There’s even a tailgate party in the “Football and Society Zone.”
MOD hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 for adults, and $6 for ages 1-12 and seniors 65 and older.
Call 396-7050 or visit www.amod.org via the Internet.
Hot Havana Nights
Generation Zoo, a service group of young professionals supporting the Arkansas Zoological Foundation, will sponsor Havana Nights, a fund-raiser, on Saturday, June 3, at the home of Beth and Mike Coulson. The event will feature Latin music, food and other entertainment. The cost is $45 per person, with all proceeds going to the foundation. Call 666-2406, extension 108, for tickets and more information.
Twisters in town to face Battle Wings
Indoor football is on tap for Saturday, June 3, at Alltel Arena when the Arkansas Twisters take on the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings at 7 p.m.
Tickets start at $10, with $2 discounts for youths, college students, military, seniors, police, firefighters and EMTs. Also, beer is available for $2.
The Twisters are 5-3 after last week’s dramatic 45-42 win at Tulsa, where kicker David Carlton delivered the game-winning field goal in the final second. The Twisters and Tulsa are tied for second place in the Midwest Division of Arena Football 2.
Call 975-5425 for tickets or more information.
Travs are home
A 2 p.m. Sunday game is in the offing this weekend when the Arkansas Travelers play host to the Midland Rockhounds at Ray Winder Field. The Travs, who wrap up a series on Thursday at home against Frisco, and the Rockhounds open their series on Friday, June 2, at 7:10 p.m. Saturday’s game is also at 7:10 p.m. On Sunday, kids can run around the bases after the 2 p.m. game.
Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Call 664-1555.