4 things to do this weekend in the Lower Arkansas Valley

See Mary Poppins

The Children's Theatre of La Junta stage production of "Mary Poppins" continues Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the La Junta Jr/Sr High School auditorium. Tickets are $10.

Carport sale Saturday

The residents and Friends of Casa began working on the town's most popular carport or yard sale on Wednesday after lunch. "Stuff will be coming in and we will be pricing till Friday," said Jane Thomas. Then they all will work on getting the goods onto the large carport area where the sale will be held. The sale begins at 7 a.m. No early birds. Casa del Sol is located at the west end of 10th Street in La Junta

Music and Munchies in the Park

The community is invited to enjoy an evening of food, music and fun on Saturday at the La Junta City Park. The La Junta United Methodist Church is hosting "Music and Munchies at the Park" beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. The event will be held at the main gazebo. The evening will feature the music of Lex Nichols. He will perform from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years of age. Money raised will go toward general church expenses. Tickets can be purchased before the event by calling the church office at 384-7717 or can be purchased at the event Saturday night.

Visit John Martin Reservoir

The wet Colorado spring at John Martin Reservoir has allowed something that hasn’t been seen for quite a while: high water levels. That means it’s a great time to visit the park. There’s plenty of room for boating in the reservoir that now spans roughly nine miles long and two miles wide. There's also 200-plus campsites and nearly five miles of hiking trails to explore. Water levels at John Martin Reservoir are nearly seven times higher than levels last year. As of June 23, the reservoir had 276,000 acre feet of water, while last year at a similar time of year the reservoir held only around 30,000 acre feet.