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When the patriarch of the Weston clan disappears one hot summer night, the family reunites at the Oklahoma homestead, where long-held secrets are unflinchingly and uproariously revealed, dramatizing three generations of unfulfilled dreams and leaving each family member changed forever. One of the most bracing and critically acclaimed plays in recent Broadway history, “August: Osage County” is a darkly comedic portrait of the dysfunctional American family at its finest—and absolute worst. Visit for tickets and more information.



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JUNE 26-28, CONWAY EXPO AND FAIRGROUNDS The inaugural An Affair of the Heart Conway is a three-day shopping event features unique, one-of-a-kind and often handmade items from jewelry and handbags to furniture, clothing and gourmet foods. Shop for housewares, clothing, jewelry and more from nearly 200 independent retailers from across the country in one building. An Affair of the Heart Conway is presented by An Affair of the Heart, the largest arts, crafts and antiques show in Oklahoma. Admission is $7 per person for all three days. Visit for more information.

It’s June, and families across Arkansas will be hitting the road for summer vacations. While summer break brings fun memories, safety should not take a backseat. “As families head out for vacations and cross-country road trips, it’s important to ensure your family’s safety by being prepared for problems that might arise,” said Chuck Smith, M.D., a family medicine specialist at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). For a smoother ride, look for rest stops or historic sites where kids can get out and run around. If you ever feel tired behind the wheel, pull over immediately. Saving an hour is not worth your family’s safety. Keep these safety tips in mind: Buckle up and check car seats. Ensure car seats are properly installed, with children under 2 in rearfacing seats and any child under 13 in the backseat. Secure loose items. Don’t let luggage and gear become projectiles. Bring necessities. Bring drinks and snacks, and don’t forget garbage bags, baby wipes and paper towels. Be prepared for emergencies. Have a cell phone, first-aid kit, flashlight, jumper cables, tire jack, work gloves, basic tools and duct tape. Remember, it’s a time to unwind and enjoy each other. That’s why it’s called vacation.

STARGAZING CRUISE JUNE 28, 9 P.M.-10:30 P.M., JOLLY ROGERS MARINA/LAKE MAUMELLE View the stars as you cruise on the tour boat on Lake Maumelle near Pinnacle Mountain. A park interpreter serves as your pilot and guide to learn about stars, constellations and satellites in the sky! Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 6 to 12. Advance payment and registration required. Call 501-868-5806 or email for more information.

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