5 things to do in Arkansas this weekend

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    Discover the Dinosaurs exhibit at Statehouse Convention Center

    (UNDATED) KTHV -- Today's THV is always looking to make your life easier. So, every Friday we compile a list of five things in Arkansas to do with the family over the weekend.

    #1. Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival -- In its 21st year, this highly popular festival will take place Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 21. The opening night film will be Ann Richard's Texas. The fun starts with a champagne and popcorn reception at 6 p.m. followed by the film at 7:15 p.m. Most events will be held at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs. For a complete schedule of events and ticket prices, click here.

    #2. Paws on the Pavement -- This annual event is held in conjection with Wildwood Park's HARVEST! Festival. The 5K Run/Walk will take place Saturday with activites for the whole family, including a dog costume contest, photo booth, pet micro-chipping, pet psychic readings and more. Proceeds benefit Wildwood Park and CARE for Animals.

    #3. Night of Dancing Stars -- Local celebrities will put on their dancing shoes Saturday night for the Ronald's Night of Dancing Stars, benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas. Local personalities are partnered with professional ballroom dance instructors in a Dancing with the Stars-type event. THV's Lauren Scott will be performing this year and THV's Tom Brannon is the Master of Ceremonies. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased by clicking here.

    #4. Oktoberfest -- St. Edward Catholic Church & School presents a weekend of family fun in celebration of Fall. Families can participate in games, snack on food, watch a talent show and more. The event runs Saturday night at the school and Sunday at Macarthur Park. for a complete schedule of events, click here

    #5. Discover the Dinosaurs -- Go pre-historic at this traveling exhibit all about dinosaurs at the Statehouse Convention Center. Kids will learn about different dinos through scenes that include sound effects and landscapes. Additional attactions include a dino dig, gem and fossil painting, inflatables and even animatronic dinosaurs that the kids can ride on. The exhibit opens Saturday and runs through Sunday. For times and ticket prices, click here.






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