Park to host end of summer events

Jon Stein, a district fisheries supervisor who manages fish populations in lakes and rivers in five northwest Arkansas counties, will lead a free program on the Beaver Lake Fish Nursery Pond at 2 p.m. Sunday in the visitor's center at Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, 20201 Arkansas 12 in Hindsville.

The park also will host an end of summer sunset dinner cruise leaving at 4 p.m. Sept. 21 from the Rocky Branch Marina. The cruise is three hours, and dinner will be served at 5 p.m. The meal will consist of smothered pork chops or portobello sandwich with sautéed green peppers and onions, garlic mayo and Swiss cheese; mashed potatoes with white gravy; green beans; dinner roll; French onion soup; salad; tea, coffee or lemonade; and chocolate cake courtesy of Ventris Trails End Resort. Cost is $40 per person plus tax, and reservations are required.

Visit FriendsOfHobbs.com or call (479) 789-5000 for cruise reservations or information.

Tickets on sale for WAC shows

The Walton Arts Center, 495 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville, will host Harlem-based artist Michael Mwenso and his band, The Shakes, for a night of jazz and dancing at 8 p.m. Sept. 14. Tickets begin at $10, and patrons can purchase prepaid parking for $7 to reserve a space in the Spring Street parking deck.

Also, Andrew Lloyd Webber's "School of Rock — The Musical" will stage eight performances Oct. 23-28 at the Walton Arts Center. Tickets start at $38.

Visit WaltonArtsCenter.org or call (479) 443-5600 to purchase tickets.

International festival planned

The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will hold its third annual International Festival from 2-7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the garden, 4703 N. Crossover Road in Fayetteville. The free event will include interactive booths and displays, dance and musical performances, ethnic food and food trucks.

Visit BGOzarks.org or call (479) 750-2620 for information.

Family Fun Fest slated

The Shane Bailey Memorial Music Society will host its Ole Fashioned Family Fun Fest from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 at Forefront Church, 10300 Jenny Lind Road. The free, all-ages event will feature live bands on two stages, arts and crafts, bounce-arounds, a magic show, food trucks, the Kids Corner, the Instrument Petting Zoo, a treasure hunt, face-painting, snacks and more. Named after the late Shane Bailey of Fort Smith, the Shane Bailey Memorial Music Society is a local nonprofit that hosts family friendly events to raise money and awareness for opportunities for young singers, songwriters, musicians and artists to showcase their talent and creativity.

Visit the Shane Bailey Memorial Music Society Facebook page for information.