One of the tasks I have here at the Helena World is to compile the calendar of events. It’s just one more way of reminding folks of events taking place in our community.

Oh, my goodness. We have a plethora of events and activities coming up to celebrate the season and holidays. And they are spread out all over the county. Some of these are recurring events and some are new. Let’s take a look.

The Marvell Main Street Festival is this Saturday. It’s an annual event that has food, music, arts and crafts, and just plain fun. Later that evening is the Levon Helm Down Home Jubilee at the ball park. Saturday promises to be a fun-filled day in Marvell.

Halloween has gained in popularity (and in money spent!) over the last decade and is now close to the top of the list of favorite holidays in the United States. The folks in Phillips County sure are getting in the spirit of the holiday! Marvell has “Scare at the Fair,” a haunted house at the Tri-County Fairgrounds and Southern Outdoors has a haunted house and corn maze at Barton. What fun.

New this year is the Gobble Wobble 5K Fun Run at Delta Heritage Trail State Park on Saturday, November 24. What a great way to work off some of that Thanksgiving turkey and enjoy the state park at the same time.

Events celebrating Christmas are numerous. Elaine continues their tradition with the Elaine Country Christmas on December 1. The hospital will have its annual tree lighting ceremony and the decorations at Court Square Park in downtown Helena will be bigger and better than ever.

The highlight of the Christmas season will be the Moscow Ballet’s performance of the “Great Russian Nutcracker” on November 14. This Warfield Concert will feature over 30 local children dancing with the ballet company. The free concert will be an enchanting evening of beautiful music, gorgeous costumes and top-notch dancing.

As you can see, we’ve got a lot going on in the next couple of months. I’m sure there will be more added. So, grab the kids and enjoy the season. And don’t you dare let me hear you say, “There’s nothing to do in Phillips County.”