Here’s a list of things to do for the coming weekend
Backroad Anthem in FS Friday
Backroad Anthem will play country and other styles at 8:45 p.m. Friday at Neumeier’s Rib Room & Beer Garden, 817 Garrison Ave.
The group released its EP CD, “Small Town Fame,” last year and has opened for Chris Young, Gary Allan, Eli Young Band and others. Also playing will be Adam Hambrick.
Community Band to perform concert
The River Valley Community Band will present its free, annual spring concert, “Music from the Stage and Screen,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Ramsey Junior High School auditorium, 3205 Jenny Lind Road in Fort Smith.
The concert will feature music from TV shows, movies, and musicals, including songs from “Chicago,” “Hairspray,” “The Incredibles,” “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy.”
The River Valley Community Band is under the direction of Sean Carrier and Steve Kesner.
Art works will be on display
A Sunday stroll at the Harper House will allow guests of the Greenwood Art Guild to enjoy local artists as they create an original work of art.
The Art Guild will have a large selection of art to view and purchase during Spring Blooms at Harper House from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at 102 N. Main St. in Greenwood. Works in oil, watercolor, pastel, mix medium and pen and ink will be on display.
The event will include a floral design competition. Local florists will be able to compete for the Best of Show, Most Creative and People’s Choice award. Floral designs will be used as table decorations for the event. Music will be provided by harpist Marisa Kaufield. An array of finger foods will be served, and door prizes will be handed out.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door; call Martha Efurd at 806-7732, Lorrie Bridges at (325) 280-9758, Lisa Clay at (470) 414-1703, Sharla Derry at 322-0062 or the Center for Art & Education at 474-7767.
Proceeds from the event will assist the Greenwood Art Guild and the Center for Art & Education Summer Art program.
Historical program on big guns
Big Guns of the Civil War will be the topic of programs at 11 a.m. and again at 2 p.m. on both Saturday and May 24 at the Fort Smith National Historic Site, 301 Parker Ave.
The program will focus on the realities faced by soldiers in battle during the Civil War and the firing of a reproduction cannon; admission is free.
For information, call the park at 783-3961 or visit www.nps.gov.
Cardboard Boat Race is Saturday
The LeFlore County Sheriff’s Office and the LeFlore County Dive Rescue Association will present the third annual Cardboard Boat Race and 5K Run Saturday near Quarry Island at Wister Lake, 25567 U.S. 270 in Wister.
The 5K begins at 8 a.m., followed by boat judging at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon, and the boat race begins at 2 p.m.
Participants should build a boat out of nothing but cardboard, tape, paper and string, then decorate it.
Entry fee for the 5K is $25 per person online or $30 on race day; entry fee for the 1K Fun Run is $15 per person online or $20 on race day. Boat race entry fees are $30 per boat for children under age 14 and $60 per boat for adults.