Upcoming Events

 

Please Contact us prior to scheduling events at Chaffee Crossing

Lorie Robertson  lorie@chaffeecrossing.com

Jill Bullard  jill@chaffeecrossing.com

(479) 452-4554

 


 

FCRA Office Closed - New Year's Day

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE FCRA STAFF!

 

FCRA Board of Trustees meeting

Thursday, January 24, 2019

3:30 p.m.

FCRA office

7020 Taylor Ave., Fort Smith

 

Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center Event Schedule

Click here for the Nature Center's event schedule.  

January-April 2019 Program brochure



 

FCRA Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, February 21, 2019

3:30 p.m.

FCRA office

7020 Taylor Ave., Fort Smith

 

FCRA Office Closed - Presidents Day

Monday, February 18, 2019

 

Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center Event Schedule

Click here for the Nature Center's event schedule

January-April 2019 Program brochure



 

Dr. Seuss 8k Run to benefit Lincoln Childcare Center

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Chaffee Crossing Historic District

7321 Terry St., Fort Smith 

  

FCRA Board of Trustees meeting

Thursday, March 21, 2019

3:30 p.m.

FCRA office

7020 Taylor Ave., Fort Smith

 

Annual Elvis Haircut Day Celebration

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Chaffee Barbershop Museum - 7313 Terry St., Fort Smith

Celebrate the 61st anniversary of Elvis Presley's famous G.I. buzzcut in the Chaffee Barbershop Museum. 

FREE buzz cuts 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Museums open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Whitney's Race - 5k & 10k

Saturday, March 30, 2019

5:00 p.m.

Chaffee Crossing Historic District  

 

Women Run Arkansas - Fort Smith 2019 Run/Walk Clinic

Every Monday and Thursday

6:00 p.m.

WAR Building, 7308 Ellis Street

https://runsignup.com/Race/AR/FortSmith/2015WomenRunArkansasTrainingClinicFortSmith

 

Reaction Motorsports Club Autocross Event

Saturday, March 23

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chaffee Crossing, Off Hwy 22

Visit the Facebook page for more details.

  

Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center Event Schedule

Click here for the Nature Center's event schedule.

January-April 2019 Program brochure

 



 

2nd Annual River Valley Duathlon (5k/12 miles/5k)

Hosted by River Valley Skin Cancer Alliance
Sunday, April 21, 2019

7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Chaffee Crossing Historic District 

Start at the W.A.R. building, 7703 Ellis St., Fort Smith

This event will be a 5k run, followed by a 12-mile bike ride, ending with a 5k run.

Register online.

For more information, contact Kerrie Taber, 512.751.2527 or  kerriemtaber@sbcglobal.net

 

FCRA Board of Trustees meeting

Thursday, April 18, 2019

3:30 p.m.

FCRA office

7020 Taylor Ave., Fort Smith

 

FCRA Office Closed - Good Friday

Friday, April 19, 2019

 

Paws for Paws 5k Color Run

Hosted by Barling Elementary PTA
TBD

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Chaffee Crossing Historic District

Start/Finish at corner of Darby Ave. and Ellis St. (by Marine Corps League building)

Register online: Click here

 

Women Run Arkansas - Fort Smith 2019 Run/Walk Clinic

Every Monday and Thursday

6:00 p.m.

WAR Building, 7308 Ellis Street

Visit the website

 

VVA Chapter 467 Annual Yard Sale

TBD

Hwy 22 and Mahogany at Chaffee Crossing

 

Reaction Motorsports Events - Autocross

Saturday, April 27

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Gates open at 7:00 a.m.; Event starts at 9:00 a.m.

Chaffee Crossing off Hwy 22

Get details on the Reaction Motorsports Events Facebook page.

 

Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center Event Schedule

Click here for the Nature Center's event schedule. 

January-April 2019 Program brochure



 

Women Run Arkansas - Fort Smith 2019 Run/Walk Clinic

Every Monday and Thursday

6:00 p.m.

WAR Building, 7308 Ellis Street

Click here for the Facebook page.

 

Lei Lei's 5K

5K Run and Memory Walk
Saturday, May 4, 2019

Starting Time: 7:45 a.m.

Event starting point: Janet Huckabee Nature Center

Chaffee Crossing, Fort Smith, AR

Register at Orr Nissan Fort Smith or  REGISTER ONLINE 

Visit the Facebook event page or runforlei@yahoo.com

 

The Learning Fields Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, May 4, 2019

8 am to 3 pm

Hwy. 22 at Mahogany

Find details on their website or their Facebook page

 

Barling Elementary Paws for Paws 5k

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Chaffee Crossing Historic District, Fort Smith

Proceeds benefit the HOPE Humane Society

Find details on their website or their Facebook page

 

FCRA Board of Trustees meeting

Thursday, May 16, 2019

3:30 p.m.

FCRA office

7020 Taylor Ave., Fort Smith

 

7th Annual Ale on the Border              

Saturday, May 18, 2019

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Chaffee Crossing Historic District

7313 Terry St., Fort Smith

Live band, food trucks, and 100+ craft beers to sample!

Get more info on the Facebook page.  Purchase Tickets at Grow Fresh Organics

 

FCRA Office Closed - Memorial Day

Monday, May 27, 2019

 

2nd Annual Bike Blessing - Calvary Chapel

TBD

7208 Mahogany Ave., Fort Smith, AR

 

Reaction Motorsports Events - Autocross

Saturday, May 25

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chaffee Crossing, Off Hwy 22

Get details on the Reaction Motorsports Events Facebook page.

 

Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center Event Schedule

Click here to access the Nature Center's public events calendar.



 

VVA Chapter 467 2nd Annual Yard Sale

TBD

Starts at 7:00 a.m.

Corner of Mahogany and Hwy 22, Chaffee Crossing

https://www.vvachapter467.org/contact-us/

 

Honor & Duty 5k

TBD

7:30 a.m.

Next Step Homeless Services

Chaffee Crossing Historic District

7313 Terry St., Fort Smith

Sign up for the race

 

Reaction Motorsports Events - Autocross

Saturday, June 22

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chaffee Crossing, Off Hwy 22

Get more details on the Reaction Motorsports Events Facebook page.

 

FCRA Board of Trustees meeting

Thursday, June 20, 2019

3:30 p.m.

FCRA office

7020 Taylor Ave., Fort Smith

 

8th Annual True Grit Ride 105 Cycling Ride and Certified 5k Run/Walk

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Chaffee Crossing Historic District, 7313 Terry St., Fort Smith

Cycling rides include 10-, 30-, 45- and 100-mile routes. 5k run/walk starts and ends in the Historic District by the Chaffee Barbershop Museum. 

Register online:   http://www.truegritride.com/

 

Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center Event Schedule

Click here to access the Nature Center's public events calendar.



  

FCRA Office Closed - Independence Day

Thursday, July 4, 2019

 

Brent Morrison Memorial 5K

TBD

 

Reaction Motorsports Events - Autocross

Saturday, July 27

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chaffee Crossing, Off Hwy 22

Visit the Reaction Motorsports Events Facebook page for more details.

 

FCRA Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, July 18, 2019

3:30 p.m.

FCRA office

7020 Taylor Ave., Fort Smith

  

Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center Event Schedule

Click here to access the Nature Center's public events calendar.  

 



 

FCRA Board of Trustees meeting

Thursday, August 15, 2019

3:30 p.m.

FCRA office

7020 Taylor Ave., Fort Smith

 

Reaction Motorsports Events - Autocross

Saturday, August 24

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chaffee Crossing, Mahogany Ave. off Hwy 22

Visit the Reaction Motorsports Events Facebook page for more details.

 

Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center Event Schedule

Click here to access the Nature Center's public events calendar.



 

FCRA Closed - Labor Day

Monday, September 2, 2019

 

FCRA Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, September 19, 2019

3:30 p.m.

FCRA office

7020 Taylor Ave., Fort Smith

 

Reaction Motorsports Events - Autocross

Saturday, September 21

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chaffee Crossing, Mahogany Ave. off Hwy 22

Visit the Reaction Motorsports Events Facebook page for more details.

 

Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center Event Schedule

Click here to access the Nature Center's public event calendar. 



 

Showcase Home - Ribbon Cutting

TBD

3:00 p.m.

Highland Crossing at Chaffee Crossing, 9429 Harmony Ridge Rd., Fort Smith, AR

 

The Learning Fields Fall Plant Sale

Saturday, October 5, 2019

8 am to 3 pm

Hwy. 22 at Mahogany, Barling

Find details on their website or their Facebook page. 

  

Pollinator Arts & Craft Festival

Saturday, October 5, 2019

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Chaffee Crossing, Off Hwy 22

7300 Gardener Ave., Fort Smith

Vendor booths, food and speakers.

For more information, visit the Facebook page or contact Susan Randolph, 479.462.1713, susanrandolphark@gmail.com 

 

2019 ArcBest 5k & Fun Run

TBD

8:00 am - 10:30 am

Event starting point: McClure Drive, ArcBest parking lot

 

FCRA Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, October 17, 2019

3:30 p.m.

FCRA office

7020 Taylor Ave., Fort Smith

 

Reaction Motorsports Events - Autocross

Saturday, October 26

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chaffee Crossing, Mahogany Ave. off Hwy 22

Visit the Reaction Motorsports Events Facebook page for more details.

 

River Valley Community Church Fall Festival

TBD

4:00 pm--  6:00 pm

7030 Taylor Ave. next to the FCRA office

Bounce Arounds * Halloween Costume Contest * Carnival Games                                   

Visit their Facebook page for more information

 

Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center Event Schedule

Click here to access the Nature Center's public event calendar.



 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes River Valley Run

Saturday, November 2, 2019

 

8th Annual Veterans Day Parade at Chaffee Crossing

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Noon

Chaffee Crossing Historic District, 7313 Terry St., Fort Smith

For more information: parade@chaffeecrossing.com

Visit us on Facebook!

 

FCRA Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, November 21, 2019

3:30 p.m.

FCRA office

7020 Taylor Ave., Fort Smith

 

FCRA Office Closed - Thanksgiving

Thursday and Friday, November 28 & 29, 2019

 

Mercy Thanksgiving Day Turkey Run - 5k and 10k

Thursday, November 28, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Chaffee Crossing Historic District - starting at the W.A.R. building, 7308 Ellis St., Fort Smith

Register Here

 

Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center Event Schedule

Click here to access the Nature Center's public event calendar.



 

FCRA Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, December 19, 2019

3:30 p.m.

FCRA office

7020 Taylor Ave., Fort Smith

 

FCRA Office Closed - Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 & 25, 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

FCRA Office Closed - New Year's Eve

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


 

Recent News


Jan 11, 2019

Chaffee Crossing-based Arkansas Colleges of Health Education president Kyle Parker gave some insight into the future developments planned for the campus. They include asking locals to help medical students fall in love with the community so they will stay and practice in the region after graduation.


Jan 11, 2019

In a Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority board meeting on January 9, 2019, executive director Mat Pitsch told the board the I-49 project is not dead even though a letter from ARDOT director Scott Bennett reports that the HNTB study determined tolling would not support the cost of constructing 13.5 miles of interstate and a new bridge across the Arkansas River between Chaffee Crossing and Alma, Arkansas.

"Looking at bigger projects, Pitsch told the board that ARDOT Director Scott Bennett had a study done on the feasibility of a bridge and a roughly 13-mile section of I-49 north of Fort Chaffee that would connect Highway 22 in Sebastian County and the I-40/I-49 interchange in Crawford County to be a toll system. The timing for that section of the interstate would have to be started within the next five years," he said.

“No one wanted to commit to a 13-mile section, but by doing it the way he did, he could see who might be interested in a toll contract on the highway without having to commit to starting the entire project,” Pitsch said. “It was a very smart way to do it. We don’t know if any of the (interstate) will be toll, but by using funds for the study, it was a commitment that construction on that section would have to be started within five years.”


Jan 10, 2019

Arkansas Colleges of Health Education announced plans to develop a healing garden and wellness park on their campus.


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